Obituaries

Callie Evelyne Mathis

Jul 19 2007

95 year old Callie Evelyne Mathis of Liberty died Wednesday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member. Dennis Young and Dewey Dyer will officiate and burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church where it will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Mathis; parents, Calvin Lee and Mary Sissom Chumbley; brothers, Elmer Hale, Ray Hale, and Reed Hale; and a sister, Ethel Mai Gilley. Survivors include two daughters, Mainelle Derting and Lucille and her husband Glenn Davenport all of Liberty. Five grandchildren, Kenneth Derting, Larry Davenport, Mickey Davenport, Hugh Davenport, and Leanne McGill. Fourteen great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren and a brother, Billy and his wife Bobbie Hale of Liberty. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred H. Vandygriff

Jul 20 2007

88 year old Mildred H. Vandygriff of the Gassaway Community died Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Sycamore Baptist Church, where she was a member for 75 years. Richard Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home. The body will then be taken to the church for the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Winfred Vandygriff; her parents, Thomas Monroe and Bettie Ferrell Hancock; a son, William Dwight Vandygriff; and two brothers, Walbert and Turney Hancock. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and her husband Jimmy Ramsey of Gassaway and Winona and her husband Steve West of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Donnie and Dennis Ramsey, Dana Clark, Megan West and Kristin Brock. Great grandchildren, Austin, Alex, Dalton, and Cassie Ramsey. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Roy Mason Trapp

Jul 21 2007

78 year old Roy Mason Trapp of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a member of the Buckners Chapel United Methodist Church, a member of the I.A.M. Local 735, and a retired Aircraft Mechanic with Avco. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ronald Whited, Vincent Baker, and Phil Tollett will officiate and burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Roy and Luella M.Caplinger Trapp; brothers, Donald and Johnny Trapp; and a sister, Oleada Duke. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Illene Trapp of Smithville. Four children, Dennis Mason and his wife Angelia Trapp of Smithville, Timothy Wade and his wife Sandra Trapp of Smithville, Kathy Diane and her husband Joey Goodwin of Smithville, and Michael Jerome and his wife Kristi Trapp of Oak Ridge. Grandchildren, Jeremy Trapp, Joseph Trapp, Wesley Young, Grant Goodwin, Katelyn Goodwin, Solomon Trapp, and Silas Trapp. A great grandchild, Hannah Paige Trapp. A brother, Boyd Trapp of Smithville. Sisters, Lou Audrey Malone of Dowelltown, JoAnn Baker of Smithville, Peggy Agee of Smithville, and Judy Johnson of Liberty. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

David Bryan Thompson

Feb 23 2007

40 year old David Bryan Thompson of Watertown died Thursday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in DeKalb County and was an employee of Presicion Rubber Company. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Shannon Cantrell and Leon White will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by brothers Robert and Randall Hicks and grandparents, Mildred Roberts and Ewin and Ada Hicks. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Bain Thompson of Watertown. A son, Bryan Thompson of Watertown. His parents, Tom and JoAnn Hicks of Watertown. Seven brothers and sisters, Betty and her husband Danny Prater of Smithville, Christy and her husband Lynn Tisdale of Brush Creek, Jimmy and his wife Jane Thompson of Louisville, Kentucky, Joseph and his wife Kim Hicks, Brad and his wife Stephanie Hicks, and Dee Hicks all of Lebanon, and Amy and her husband Elliott Persinger of Watertown. Nine nieces and fifteen nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Leonard Collins

Feb 21 2007

77 year old Leonard Collins of Gordonsville died Tuesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center, Carthage of an extended illness. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the service will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. John Griffin and Dwight Knowles will officiate and burial will be in the Smith County Memorial Gardens in Carthage.. The family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosa Tayse Collins. Three children, Patsy Collins of Gordonsville, Connie and her husband Eugene Williams of Gordonsville, and Mark and his wife Danielle Collins of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Kevin and his wife Nichole Williams of Carthage, Keith Williams of Gordonsville, and Hunter Collins of Smithville. Three great grandchildren, Allision, Luke, and Hunter Williams all of Carthage. A sister, Betty Schafer of Leesburg, Virginia. Brothers, James Collins of Carthage and Reverend Herman \"Jake\" Collins of Pleasant Shade and Harold \"Slick\" Collins of Carthage. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

William Ed

Feb 16 2007

77 year old William Ed \"Skillet\" Rutland of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from Estes Furniture Company. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Hayes and Wade Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Baker Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Annie Rutland; his wife, Joleen Rutland; and a brother, Robert Rutland. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David, Sr. and Denise Rutland of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Lanetta League of Clarksville, D.J. Rutland, Trista Armour, and E.J. League all of Smithville. One sister, Janette League of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

David Allen Hesson, Sr.

Feb 16 2007

47 year old David Allen Hesson, Sr. of Smithville died Friday of an extended illness at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a nursery worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Page will officiate and burial will be in the Cannady Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Hesson, Sr.; a daughter, Martha Sue Caldwell; two grandchildren, Jena Coronado and Christian Hesson; and a brother, Tommy Hesson. Survivors include his wife, Jena Hesson of Smithville. Three children, April and her husband Martin Coronado, James and his wife Sherry Hesson, and David, Jr. and his wife Kathey Hesson all of Smithville. His mother, Virginia Hesson of Cleveland. A brother, Bobby Hesson, Jr. of Cleveland. Five sisters, Jo Alred of Old Hickory, Edna Hesson of Atlanta, Georgia, Ruthy Marmon of Cleveland, and Briana Hesson and Miranda Hesson both of Kentucky. Six grandchildren and six step grandchildren also survive. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

Clifford Ingram

Feb 17 2007

86 year old Reverend Clifford Ingram of Smithville died early Saturday morning at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lockhart Ingram of Smithville. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. A complete list of survivors and obituary information will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Lena Turner Parsley

Feb 19 2007

74 year old Lena Turner Parsley of Smithville died Monday at her residence of an extended illness. She was a Baptist and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Sarah Cripps and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Limmie and Altie Cantrell Turner; Howard Parsley; a sister, Earlene Johnson; and brothers, Frank and Kenneth Turner. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Fields of Smithville. Two granddaughters, Amy Wheeler and Rhonda Lucci. Five great grandchildren. Two sisters, Linda Moser of Smithville and Helen Self of Liberty. Brothers, Boyd and his wife Nina Turner of Smithville and Reed and his wife Frances Turner of Lebanon. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Cantrell

Feb 18 2007

70 year old Joe "Toot" Cantrell of Smithville died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. He was a nurseryman and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Danny Parker will officiate and burial will be in the Young Bend Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Mattie Lee Adcock Cantrell; three brothers, Gene, John, and Carl Cantrell; and a sister, Macon Haas. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Johnny Madewell of McMinnville. Two grandchildren and two great grandchildren all of McMinnville. Three sisters, Ernestine Young, Josie Shehane and Katie Cantrell all of Smithville. One brother, Hoyte Cantrell; sister-in-law, Fay Cantrell; and brother-in-law, Eddie Young all of Smithville and a special niece, Melba Vinca of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.

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