Delbert Earnest "Butch" Allen

Jan 26 2010

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.

Gregory Bruce West

Jan 25 2010

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.

Danny Oneal Staley

Jan 23 2010

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.

Ruby Lee Pinegar

Jan 22 2010

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.

Ruth Hayes Foutch

Jan 21 2010

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.

Bonnie May Bain Roberts

Jan 19 2010

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.

Troy H. Hinton

Jan 18 2010

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.

Jo Jacobs Robinson

Jan 18 2010

74 year old Jo Jacobs Robinson of Morrison and a native of Warren County died Sunday at her residence following an extended illness. A retired employee of McMinnville Garment Company and member of the Bascom United Methodist Church, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Minnie "Ma" Hollis Jacobs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Waldine Whitehead; brothers, Leslie, Gene, Harris Sr., Ted, Clarence and Bill Jacobs and granddaughter, Ella Rose Robinson. She was married to Carl M. Robinson of Morrison. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Robinson of Nashville, Michael and Leela Robinson of Morrison, and Mitch and Stephanie Robinson of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Kalyn, Kaine, Rhyan, Seth and Sam Robinson; great-grandchild, Kyler Robinson; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Helen Jacobs of Morrison and Charles and Lynne Jacobs of McMinnville; sister, Vivian Toman of Naperville, Illinois and sisters-in-law, Grace Jacobs of McMinnville, Edna Jacobs of Winchester, Jean Jacobs of Oneida, and Juanita Jacobs. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Bascom United Methodist Church with Stacy Cowan and Doug Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in the Bascom Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday and 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Bascom United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bascom United Methodist Church Building Fund or Lazarus House Hospice both in care of High Funeral Home in McMinnville, in charge of the arrangements..

Frankie Ray Manning

Jan 15 2010

51 year old Frankie Ray Manning of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a carpenter and a member of the Smithville First Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Ginger Young Manning of Smithville; Two sons, Jesse and wife Amber Manning and Michael and wife Stephanie Manning; and one daughter, Bethany Manning all of Indiana. His parents, Jesse Earl Manning and Jo Ann Ward Manning of Smithville. One brother, Johnny and wife Carol Manning of Florida, One sister, Kathy and husband Doug Burch of Smithville. A niece, Miranda Burch of Smithville. Special cousin, Alan Davis and special aunt, Linda Manning both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Edgar Wilson “Eddie” Evins

Jan 15 2010

Eddie_Evins-opt.jpgEdgar Wilson “Eddie” Evins, age 77, passed away quietly Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He spent his last days on earth exactly as he wished; surrounded by the people he loved - devoted wife, adoring family and a few close friends sharing memories and stories.

A self-described “country banker" for the better part of his life, Eddie packed a whale of a lot into his 77 years, living fully, loving deeply and laughing often.

He was blessed to come from a large family and considered both Lebanon and Smithville as childhood homes. He attended Columbia Military Academy, Lebanon High School, David Lipscomb College and the U.S. Naval Academy before serving in the U.S. Navy as ship photographer for the USS Hornet and the USS Leyte. After his overseas tour, he returned to Tennessee to study business at UT Knoxville, where his blood turned deep orange and his passion for the Vols became his permanent trademark.

Eddie grew up in a prominent DeKalb County political family as the grandson of James Edgar Evins and nephew of Congressman Joe L. Evins. Eddie served with his good friend and fishing buddy Hudley Crockett on Buford Ellington's first gubernatorial campaign. Governor Ellington later appointed him to the Tennessee Boating Board and to the Tennessee Game and Fish Commission (predecessor of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency) where he rose to the position of Chairman. When Hudley decided to run for political office in 1970 taking on long-time US Senator Albert Gore, Sr., he turned to his friend Eddie to manage his race. Eddie also served as Treasurer for Crockett’s 1974 gubernatorial race against Ray Blanton.

A native DeKalb Countian, Eddie was the President of the DeKalb County Bank for 30 years and served as a County Commissioner. He operated Sligo boat dock on Center Hill Lake, co-owned the Wilson County Fair in Lebanon, TN, (a position he proudly inherited from his Great-Uncle A.W. McCartney) and was a partner with his best friend Charlie Doak in a small service station in Lebanon. When his brother, Dan (a Shell Oil distributor at the time) came up with the notion of tying a country restaurant in with a handful of interstate-based gas stations, Eddie was instrumental in the creation of one of the greatest stories ever told: Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores® and served for 30 years on the board of director until he retired as a Founding Director. More important than his business acumen, Eddie was a servant at heart. He was a Co-founder and original Board Member of Friendship Christian School and a Sunday school teacher at College Street/College Hills and Alexandria Churches of Christ. Eddie spent his last 23 years at his true passion; helping those battling addictions find the path to God and recovery. He was instrumental in the establishment and daily operation of the College Street Fellowship House.

A Christian by faith and a gentle soul Eddie is best remembered for his caring heart and his passion for giving. To say he found his greatest joy by helping those in need would be an understatement.

In addition to passages from the Bible and the Big Book, one of his favorite quotes which remains on his wall today reads:

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, totally used up, worn out and screaming Wow what a ride!”

If anyone lived life in this way, it was Eddie Evins.

He is survived by wife, Gloria Jean Evins, son Edgar Wilson Evins, Jr. and wife Kim Grayson Evins, a daughter Karlen Rose Evins and stepsons, Chadwick Jackson Hayes and Ashley Barrington Hayes. He also leaves behind two loving granddaughters: Tiffany Taylor Evins and Shannon McCartney Evins; and two step-grandchildren, Grayson and Jack Propst.

He is further survived by his three siblings William Jackson Evins, Jr., Myrtie Ann Evins Doak and Danny Wood Evins. His nieces and nephews are: Betty, Judy, Kathy, Dub, Cindy and Missy; Charlie, Bill, Ronnie and Andy; Daina, Meacham, Kate, Betsy and Joe; as well as sister in law Mrs. D. W. (Margarita) Evins. Additionally he leaves behind former wife and mother of his children, Nancy Alley Evins and former daughter-in-law, Pam Gattis Farmer.

The family will greet visitors from 4:00 - 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 19th and again from 10:00 - 11:00 am. on Wednesday January 20th at the College Hills Church of Christ at 1401 Leeville Pike in Lebanon. A memorial service will be held on January 20 at the Church at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Friendship Christian School (Pete Merriman Scholarship Fund), the College Hills Church of Christ (children's program) or the College Street Fellowship House.


This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.


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