53 year old Connie Annette Kirby Henry of Smithville died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a teacher. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ, where she was a member. Dan Gulley, Tim Woodward, and Elwin Mahan will officiate and burial will be in the Lower Cherry Creek Cemetery in Sparta. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Sunday from 1:15 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ida Ruth Hyder Kirby. Survivors include her husband, Larry Henry of Smithville. A daughter, Jennifer Annette Henry of Smithville. Her father, William Clinton Kirby of Sparta. A brother, Warren Kirby of Sparta. Sixteen nephews and ten nieces also survive. The family has asked that donations be made, in lieu of flowers to the Connie Henry Memorial Christian Education Fund. Donations can be made at the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
74 year old Berta Leola Bess Roberts of McMinnville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital of an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. George Roberts, Sr. and George Roberts, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Shellsford Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo, Sr. and Burton Smartt Bess; a brother, Leo Bess, Jr; and a daughter, Geraldean Roberts. Survivors include her husband, Reverend George W. Roberts of McMinnville. Four sons and daughters-in-law, George Washington,Jr. and Beverly Dianne Roberts of Morrison, Terry Lee Roberts of McMinnville, Barry Lynn "Fuzz" and Carolyn Roberts of Irving College, and Paul David Roberts of Gainesboro. Four grandchildren and spouses, Laurie Ann Roberts and Billy Wayne Delong of McMinnville, Julie Leann Roberts and Ryan John Jagoda of Casco, Michigan, Aaron Michael and Hollie Roberts of Morrison, and Jessica Danielle Roberts and Tyler Smith of Morrison. Three great grandchildren, McKenzie Roberts and Benjamin Smith both of Morrison and Ashley Danielle Rarick of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.
72 year old Doyle Caplinger of Smithville died Tuesday. He was a truck driver, retired from Kraft Foods, and he attended the Faith Congregational Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman and Chris Long will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 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 service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Delton Caplinger and a grandson, Brian D. Pack. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Carter Caplinger of Smithville. His mother,Elmer Caplinger of Smithville. One daughter, Doylene Caplinger of Murfreesboro. One son, Charlie and his wife Rhonda Caplinger of Smithville. Grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Caplinger of Smithville and a sister, Frankie and husband Jack Watkins of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
62 year old Delbert Earnest "Butch" Allen of Liberty died Monday at his residence. He was a U.S. Army veteran, car wash tech, and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Dan Mallette will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Timothy John Allen, Ronnie David Allen, and Benjamin Daniel Allen. Brothers, Terry and Rodger Allen. Brother-in-law, Ronnie Anderson. Sister-in-law, Tammy Spencer; and a grandson, Brian Allen. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Linda Allen. Daughters, Sabrina and husband Brad Hayes and Tabitha and husband Kirby Daniels. Grandchildren, Joshua Tyree, Kristina Tyree, Keigen Daniels, and Brianna Daniels. Brothers, Rex Allen and Denny Allen. Mother-in-law, Reba Neal Anderson. Several nieces and nephews survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
47 year old Gregory Bruce West of Rock Island died Sunday at Saint Thomas Hospital. He was a plant manager, Wesley Chapel High School in Florida. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at noon at the New Life Pentecostal Church. Dwain Cornelius, Darrell Cantrell, and Janice Cain Lovel will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at noon at the New Life Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Elsa Cain West; a daughter, Natasha West; two sisters, Shirley Barker Simpson and Peggy Swan; a niece, Bobbie Pedigo; mother-in-law, Ruth Williams; and a brother-in-law, George Williams. He is survived by his wife, Sandra West of Rock Island. Three children, Greg and his wife Dana West of Smithville, Angela Eutermark of Rock Island, and Joe and his wife Hope Eutermark of Wesley Chapel, Florida. Six grandchildren, Sadie and Shelby West of Smithville, Jacob Helms, Brandon Sykes, Emily Northcutt, Deanna Jackson, and twin sister Melody and husband Glenn Pedigo of Smithville. Two brothers, Gary West of Smithville and Tom and his wife Juanita Barker of Foley, Alabama. A sister, Patty and husband Logan Hullett of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Charles and wife Denise Williams of Woodstock, Georgia. Sisters-in-law, Cheryl and husband Glen Chadwick of North Carolina and Mary Rush of Ohio. Special friends, Bryan Clark and Joey Barnes. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
58 year old Danny Oneal Staley of Smithville died Friday of an extended illness at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He attended the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Staley was also a construction worker. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Staley was preceded in death by his parents, Dannie Wilson and Alma Ruth Ellis Staley. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Staley of Smithville. Step-children, Tina Michelle Rowland and Lee Ann and husband Mike Williams all of Smithville. Step-grandchildren, Zachery Rowland, Hunter, and Caleb Williams. Sisters, Beverly and husband Ryan Studd of Bethpage, and Regina and husband Wally Polino of Chicago. A brother, Ronnie Staley of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Eddie Mabe of Smithville. Nephews, A.J. Harvey, Tyler Harvey, and Derrick Driver. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses in memory of Danny, in lieu of flowers.
80 year old Ruby Lee Pinegar of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Pinegar; a daughter, Gail Cripps; a granddaughter, Emily Cook; and her parents, Herbert and Della Page. Survivors include two brothers, W.J. and his wife Ruthie Page and Bill and his wife Joann Page of Smithville. Three sisters, Aline Snyder, Barbara Vanatta, and Helen and her husband Charles Cantrell all of Dowelltown. A brother-in-law, Charles and wife Zada Pinegar and a sister-in-law, Dean and husband Gene Cook all of Smithville. Special friends, Steve and Barbara Green and children and several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Ruth Hayes Foutch of Alexandria and widow of Carl M. Foutch died Thursday at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Alexandria First Baptist Church. Scott Bennett will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Mrs. Foutch is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mac and Jackie Foutch of Alexandria. Two granddaughters, Tammy and husband Tony Baird of Lebanon and Tina and husband Ronnie Ford of Lebanon. Two great grandchildren, Landon Baird and Kaelyn Baird. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
62 year old Bonnie May Bain Roberts of Murfreesboro died Monday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She was a DeKalb County native, a housewife, and a member of the Riverdale Church of Christ Inner City Ministries. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Bud Mitchell will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. Bain was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Mae Stanley Bain and Sammy Richard Bain; siblings, Bobby, Sammy J., Gertrude, Jessie Belle, Donald Edward, Willie Dean, James, Sammy Clifton, Harrison, and Lillie and her great grandchild, Alexnia Joelene Scribner. Survivors include her husband, Ridley B. Roberts (Reel Foot) of Murfreesboro. Two daughters, Tina Rena Bain Harris of Murfreesboro and Bonnie Joan Bain of Kentucky. Two sisters, Carmine Bain of Smithville and Charity Douglas of Murfreesboro. Three brothers, George and Charlie Bain of Kittrell and Ricky Bain of Smyrna. Grandchildren, Angel Rena Bain Cates Scribner of Columbia, Josh, Melanie, Monica, and Tiffany Bain of Murfreesboro, Daryl Tittle, and Samantha Purkerson of Kentucky. Great grandchildren, Joshua Myles Scribner and Alliene Renee Scribner. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
90 year old Troy H. Hinton, Huntsville, Alabama died Sunday.
He was born on April 9, 1919 to Samuel Manley and Alsey Davis Hinton in Fayette Co. Alabama. Eva Lee Hinton, wife of more than sixty years, preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Murray, Ulyss, Loyd, and Lebron and sisters; Velma Sanders, Delia Noles, Trudie Sivley, Jewel Harbinson, He is survived by his sons and their wives, Wayne and Gay Hinton, of Huntsville, and Jerry and Susan Hinton, of Smithville, TN; grandchildren, Troy E. Hinton and Jill Hinton, of Union Grove, AL, Sara Hinton Lanwer and Bjorn Lanwer, of Huntsville, AL, David L. Hinton and Crystal Hinton, Norfolk, VA, Matthew Hinton, of Huntsville, AL, and R.D. Kelly, Jr., Union Grove, AL; great grandsons, Michael Hinton, and William L. Hinton; great granddaughters, Ella Lanwer, and Destiny Hinton along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Troy graduated from Curry High School and received a B.S. Degree from Jacksonville State University, and a Master’s Degree from Alabama A & M University in Huntsville. He retired from Huntsville City Schools in 1985 after serving as a Coach in several middle schools as well as Monrovia High School in the Madison County system.
He was also employed with PR Mallory Co. for twelve years from 1955 to 1967.
Troy was a World War II Veteran and served as a Sergeant in North Africa, Italy, and other
locations in Europe.
He also served as an official for over thirty years for high school and middle school football, basketball, baseball, and softball games. He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels until he was eighty-eight.
He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, from 1955 to present. Other organizations include: VFW, American Legion, Huntsville/Madison County Retired Teacher’s Association. Lifetime Supporter of Jacksonville State University. Coach Hinton can be best remembered as a loving husband to his wife, Eva, for 60+ years, father, and motivator of people. His wit, intelligence, and humor is an inspiration to all those who knew him. Although coaching was his chosen profession, he believed in people, young and old, and encouraged them daily. He had the heart of a servant and was always willing to go that extra mile, Yes, Coach will live on in those whose lives he touched and perhaps will inspire generations to come.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Huntsville, AL. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Laughlin’s Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Padalino officiating.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Big Oak Ranch, Springville, AL or St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Memphis in his memory.
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