Obituaries

Mary Emma Carter

Feb 1 2007

95 year old Mary Emma Carter of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edmon and Martha Thompson Sandlin; her husband Bernice Carter; a daughter, Margie Carter; a grandchild, Denise Whitefield; two sisters, Sarah Bain and Lillie Mae Dutton; and three brothers, Ewin, Clarence, and Junior Sandlin. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Travis Whitefield of Smithville. One son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Joy Faye Carter of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Jeffrey Carter and Steven Carter both of Smithville, Sharon Yocum of Sparta, and Serita Bratcher of Morrison. Eight great grandchildren, Jennifer Dunn, Jeff Carter, Jr. and Chance Carter all of Smithville, Jason Bratcher, Daniel Bratcher, and Benjamin Bratcher all of Morrison, and Amy Yocum and Becky Yocum both of Sparta. One great great grandchild, Patryn Carter of Smithville. Two sisters, Ione Miller and Clara Driver both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Stanton Robinson

Feb 1 2007

86 year old Robert Stanton Robinson of Alexandria died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jason Lohorn and James Daniel will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Burial will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Sango Cemetery in Clarksville. Robinson was a member and deacon of the Upper Helton Baptist Church of Alexandria. He was also a 1940 graduate of Liberty High School; worked for North American Aviation in Los Angeles, California from 1940 until 1942; and he joined the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942 and was discharged from active duty in 1946 as a Master Sergeant. Robinson was also a retired jewelry and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Baxter Overall and Martha Virginia Roberts Robinson; brothers, Kline, Thurman, Burnard, and Dib Robinson; sisters, Clara Dale Gaither, Willie Mai Williams, and Ruby Robinson; and a son, Larry Neal Robinson. In addition to his wife of 60 years Bernice Neal Robinson, he is survived by a daughter, Peggy Robnson Moore and daughter-in-law, Rhonda Morrison Robinson of Clarksville; grandchildren, Michael and his wife Cheri Moore of Chesapeake, Virginia, James Moore, Wade Robinson, Jerry and his wife Cynthia Robinson, and Wendy Robinson of Clarksville. Great grandchildren, Rachel Moore, Robert Stanton Moore, and Juliana Moore of Chesapeake, Virginia and Diego and Rocky Robinson of Clarksville. Step great granddaughters, Melanie and Mechelle Scott of Clarksville. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Stanton Robinson

Feb 1 2007

86 year old Robert Stanton Robinson of Alexandria died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jason Lohorn and James Daniel will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Burial will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Sango Cemetery in Clarksville. Robinson was a member and deacon of the Upper Helton Baptist Church of Alexandria. He was also a 1940 graduate of Liberty High School; worked for North American Aviation in Los Angeles, California from 1940 until 1942; and he joined the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942 and was discharged from active duty in 1946 as a Master Sergeant. Robinson was also a retired jeweler and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Baxter Overall and Martha Virginia Roberts Robinson; brothers, Kline, Thurman, Burnard, and Dib Robinson; sisters, Clara Dale Gaither, Willie Mai Williams, and Ruby Robinson; and a son, Larry Neal Robinson. In addition to his wife of 60 years Bernice Neal Robinson, he is survived by a daughter, Peggy Robinson Moore and daughter-in-law, Rhonda Morrison Robinson of Clarksville; grandchildren, Michael and his wife Cheri Moore of Chesapeake, Virginia, James Moore, Wade Robinson, Jerry and his wife Cynthia Robinson, and Wendy Robinson of Clarksville. Great grandchildren, Rachel Moore, Robert Stanton Moore, and Juliana Moore of Chesapeake, Virginia and Diego and Rocky Robinson of Clarksville. Step great granddaughters, Melanie and Mechelle Scott of Clarksville. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Eugene Washer

Feb 2 2007

59 year old Larry Eugene Washer of Lower Helton Road, Alexandria died Thursday at his residence. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Washer is survived by his wife, Cindy Skinner Washer of Alexandria. Children, Julie Ann Radar and her husband Bruce of Sykes; Lydia Michelle Foote and her husband James of Sykes; and Alicia Dawn Washer of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Gabriel Lee Radar, Elaina Ruby Foote, and Aidan James Foote. A brother and sister-in-law, Bernie and Carol Washer of Alexandria. Julie Ann Radar's mother, Mary Ann Rose of Sykes. Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Estelle Grider Hutchins

Feb 5 2007

76 year old Estelle Grider Hutchins of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired factory worker and attended the First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Nancy Thomas Grider; two sons, Phillip and Patrick Hutchins; and two brothers, Everette and Lilbern Grider. Survivors include two daughters, Paula and her husband Bobby Pinegar of Smithville and Pam Davenport of Smithville. Two sons, Paul and his wife Treva Hutchins of McMinnville and Perry Hutchins of Kentucky. Nine grandchildren, Sandy and her husband Darrell Knowles of Smithville, B.J. Pinegar of Smithville, Tony and his wife Shellie Davenport of Kentucky, John Davenport of Smithville, Alon and his wife Cristy Hutchins of McMinnville, Alicia and her husband Robert Garza of McMinnville, Amy Hutchins of California, Angela Hutchins of Nashville,and Dustin Hutchins of Smithville. Six great grandchildren, Breanna and Britney Knowles of Smithville, Cameron and Ty Davenport of Kentucky, and Kolton and Haylee Hutchins of McMinnville. Four brothers, Dillard Grider of Cookeville, Howard Grider of Cookeville, Virgil Grider of Cookeville, and Clarence and his wife Linda Grider of Cookeville. One sister, Billie Palk of Cookeville. Two sisters-in-law, Juanita Dunn and Mary Grider of Cookeville and Alberta Davis of Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.

Joann C. Braswell

Feb 5 2007

52 year old Joann C. Braswell of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a Baptist and a co-owner of J & J Game Room. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Caine and Anna Golden Conley; three brothers, Jim, Charles, and Jack Conley; and a sister, Bernice Conley. Survivors include her husband, James Braswell of Smithville. Three daughters, Teresa and her husband Brad Long of Cookeville, Stephanie Braswell of Smithville, and Lisa and her husband Terry Pease of Smithville. Four step-sons, Randy Braswell of Smithville, Johnny and his wife Maria Braswell of Nashville, David and his wife Brenda Braswell of South Carolina, and Jerry and his wife Carolyn Braswell of McMinnville. Thirteen grandchildren, Kayla and Bradley Long of Cookeville, Michael and Kelsey Braswell, Skylar, Tiffany, and Hannah Pease, Jimmy Pirtle, Christopher and Justin Braswell, and Shondra Braswell all of Smithville and Holly and Crystal Braswell of Nashville. One great grandchild also survives. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Hospice Institute of your choice, in lieu of flowers.

Lois Williams

Feb 6 2007

76 year old Lois Williams of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Royce Martin and Phil Tollett will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton Floyd and Dora Ethel Hullett Robinson; a brother, Edward Robinson; and two sisters, Delia Foutch and Clysta Pedigo. Survivors include two daughters, Patti and her husband Jim Coe of Lascassas and Annette and her husband David Medley of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Jenny Lynn and her husband Jeremy Hudgens of Murfreesboro, Louie Jack and his wife Constance Medley of Smithville, and Cindy Nicole Medley of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Dustin and Kinsey Hudgens. Three sisters, Jo and her husband Jess Baker, Omega Hayes, and Mary and her husband Paul Parsley all of Smithville. Three brothers, Charles and his wife Jacqueline Robinson of Smithville, Carl and his wife Jo Robinson of Morrison, and Brisco and his wife Helen Robinson of Cookeville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ou Chen

Feb 6 2007

45 year old Mr. Ou Chen of Palm Coast, Florida and formerly of Liberty died Sunday at the Halifax Medical Center in Daytona, Florida. He was a Christian and owner of the China American Garden Restaurant in Florida. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church. Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. He was preceded in death by his father, Boun Chen and a nephew, Ming Chansiya. He is survived by his wife, Lyla Hong Chen of Florida. A son, David Tyler Chen of Florida. His mother, Onith Heuang Chen of Tennessee and Florida. Two sisters, Wai Ying of Hong Kong and Song and her husband Vang Chansiya of Florida. Four brothers, Kiang and his wife Pinoy Chen of Canada, Siao Tsan Chen of Japan, Tiu Joe and his wife Thann Chen of Chattanooga, and Pheng and his wife Lynne Chen of Florida. Seven nephews and six nieces survive, Wilson and Lois Williams of Liberty and many friends and loved ones. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Hoytte Venson Griffith

Feb 7 2007

87 year old Hoytte Venson Griffith of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a farmer, member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a U.S. Army World War II Veteran. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Charles \"Buddy\" Pope and Greg Mullis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Lee Joins Griffith; his parents, John Garrison and Effie Evergreen Yeargin Griffith; brothers, Houston, Carl, and John Griffith; and a sister, Sarah Dean Moss. Survivors include a son, Roger and his wife Lynn Griffith of Smithville. Grandsons, Chris and his wife Jennifer Griffith and Ron and his wife Mindy Griffith all of Dowelltown. Great grandchildren, Kiersten, Cadee, and Aly Griffith. Two sisters, Elva Wilbert of New Jersey, Magdalene Joins of Smithville and a sister-in-law, Gladys Griffith of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jackie Wayne Bandy

Feb 8 2007

54 year old Jackie Wayne Bandy of McMinnville died Tuesday at his home. He was in the Tennessee Army National Guard, 278th ACR with 22 years of active service prior to retiring as Sergeant First Class. The funeral will be Friday at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the Chapel of Pikeville Funeral Home. Burial will be in the T.Y. Swafford Cemetery with full military honors. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Tennessee Army National Guard and the Warren County Sheriff's Department. The family will receive friends starting at 11:00 a.m. Thursday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hebron and Frances Bandy. Survivors include his wife, Bridget Bandy and a daughter Chloe Emmaline Jane Bandy both of McMinnville. A son, Brian Bandy, and daughter Katrina and her husband Andy Collier of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Matthew, Brent, and Tiffany. Brothers, Danny Bandy of Smithville, Carl Bandy of Silver Point, and Jeff Bandy of McMinnville. A sister Kathy Jones of Georgia. Mother-in-law, Neva Bayless Swafford of Pikeville. Sister-in-law, Russell Anne Swafford Talley, and a brother-in-law, Jeff Talley of Dunlap. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in lieu of flowers to a scholarship fund for Chloe Bandy established by the Tennessee Army National Guard at Regions Bank in McMinnville. The Pikeville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

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