53 year old Kenneth W. Allen of Alexandria died Saturday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Allen was born at Lebanon, the son of the late Clara Dale Hall Allen and John William Allen, and grandson of the late Jeanie Mae and Hubert Hall. He worked for TVA for 30 years as manager of safety and surplus equipment, retiring in 2005. He was a graduate of Lebanon High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Elmer Lee Ellis, Jr. and Danny Sellars will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Allen is survived by his wife, Charissee Clayborn Allen of Alexandria. Children, John Schuylar Allen and Taylor Charissee Allen both of Alexandria, Josh Baker of Nashville, and Jessie Baker of Clarksdale, Arizona. A granddaughter, Cheyenne Bradshaw of Clarksdale, Arizona. Brothers, Butch Allen of Lebanon and Brownie and his wife Kay Hall of Lebanon. Nieces, Tara Grissim and Whitney Hall. Great nieces, Joei Barry and Lana Kate Grissim. Mother-in-law, Mildred Clayborn of Alexandria. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
89 year old David Clarence Joins of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Health Care Center in McMinnville. He was a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a farmer. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Watson and Greg Mullis will officiate and burial will be in Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Joins was preceded in death by his parents, William Barney, Sr. and Effie Crips Joins.; brothers, Herschel, Lonnie, and William Barney, Jr. Joins; sisters, Lodie Snow, Jeffie Tramel, Jennie Lee Griffith; brothers-in-law, Hoyte Griffith, Troy Tramel, and Valter Snow; and nieces, Barbara Snow and Yolanda Dunn. Joins is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Frances Roller Joins of Smithville. A son, William Robert and his wife Brenda Joins of Smithville. A granddaughter, Heather and her husband Carey Newman of McKenzie. Sisters-in-law, Beulah Joins and Magdalene Joins both of Smithville. A niece, Brenda Tramel of Smithville. Nephews, Denny Joins of Alabama and Roger Griffith of Smithville. Four great nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund or to the American Cancer Society.
60 year old Phillip Lee Trobaugh died Thursday at his residence. He was a member of the Nash Grove Baptist Church, served in the Tennessee Army National Guard, and he was retired from Fleetguard. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Baxter Funeral Home. Mark Gaw will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m.. Trobaugh was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Ethel Dunn Trobaugh; an infant sister, Linda Lee Trobaugh; and two brothers-in-law, James LaFever and Joel Vradenburg. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Whitehead Trobaugh of Baxter. Step-children, Sherry Burton and family, Dana Harrison and family, and Jonathan Harris and family. Sisters, Ruby and her husband Royce Moore of Smithville, Ruth and husband Charles Mayberry of Cookeville, Roberta and husband Rhea Wilson of Cookeville, Donna and husband Mike Pace of Lebanon, Rose Mary and husband Kenneth Deweese of Baxter, and Christine LaFever of Baxter. Brothers. James and wife Sue Trobaugh and William and wife Judy Trobaugh all of Baxter, and John Trobaugh of Smithville. Father-in-law, John Whitehead of Buffalo Valley. Several neices and nephews also survive. Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
70 year old Barbara Nell Parkerson of Temperance Hall Road, Liberty died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was born in DeKalb County, a factory worker, teachers aid, a graduate of Liberty High School, and a member of the Malones Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Mike Gay and Jerry Osborne will officiate and burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m.. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Donald and Goldie Winfrey Agee and a brother, Donald Agee. She is survived by her husband Butch Parkerson of Liberty. A daughter and son-in-law, Ella Jane and Jay Williams of Watertown. A grandson, Landry Williams of Watertown. An aunt, Rose Nell Thomas of Hickman. Nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
47 year old Jeff Nichols of Woodbury died Wednesday at his home. He was born in Cannon County. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William Richmond W.R. & Lucille Nichols and maternal grandparents, James Clyde & Anna Bell Hughes. He is survived by his parents, W.R. and Jo Ann (Hughes) Nichols of Woodbury; two sons, Jeffery "Bubba" Nichols and Dustin Nichols both of Woodbury; two sisters, Arlene Wilson & Dewey Barrett of Woodbury and Julie Fitts & David Speakman of Smithville; the mother of his children Barbara Sue Nichols; mother & father-in-law, Troy & Jean Murphy; sister & brother-in-law Billy & Wanda Mayo; special uncles, Roy Nichols and Thomas Earl Nichols; special cousins Ruth Ann, Dennis, Lee Ann, Daniel Watts and Amber; three nieces, Andrea Davenport, Dana Davenport and Jennifer & Josh Keomonivong; one nephew, Derrick Fitts; one great niece, Jocelyn Kromonivong; two great nephews, Braxton Carter and Kelvin Keomonivong; special friend, J.C. Bailey and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Nichols was a Baptist and worked for many years in bridge construction and as a tree surgeon. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool and spending time with his family and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday from 1-9 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home chapel with Bobby Nichols and Thomas Nichols officiating. Interment will be held in the Reed Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations through Smith Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. Contact (615)563-5337 for information or to make a donation. www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net
73 year old Joe A. Reeder, Sr. of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church for 59 years serving in various capacities. He was one of six people who served at West Side Mission as a representative from the mother church until it was constituted into a church which is now Calvary Baptist Church. Reeder was a member of the Liberty Lodge #77, a Scottish Rite 32nd degree Mason, and a Shriner. He was employed as a people greeter at Walmart. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Bass, Brett McNew, and Anthony Rosolowski will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Reeder was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Elvie Cope Reeder. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Faye Nixon Reeder of Smithville; a son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Shelby Reeder; and a granddaughter, Paige Lauren Reeder all of Smithville. A sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Sonny Thompson of McMinnville. A brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John Robert and June Nixon of Smithville. Two nieces, Gwen and husband Harrell Tolbert and Sandra and husband J.C. Wall of Smithville. One great niece, Tara Tolbert of Smithville. Several aunts and uncles also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center.
84 year old Jim "Pa Jim" Summers of Dowelltown died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired Corps of Engineers Machine Operator. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Danny Bandy will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Odell Summers; his parents, George and Ocie Summers; and four sisters; three brothers; and a grandchild. Survivors include four children, Barbara Summers, David and wife Monica Summers, Eddie and wife Jean Summers, and Sue and husband Wayne Petty. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
75 year old Jim Truitt Hale of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Believers Tabernacle Church in Murfreesboro. Hale was also retired from TVA and he worked as a custodian for the DeKalb County School System for 10 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Joseph Hamid will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Hale was preceded in death by his parents, Lemuel Cecil and Lelah Pearl Dutton Hale; five brothers, Cecil Robert, Alvie, Garland, Bratten, and Hubert; and half-sisters, Estelle Murphy and Belle Page. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Macon Hale of Smithville. A daughter, Amanda and her husband Jeremy Neal of Smithville. A granddaughter, Deeanna Neal of Smithville. A brother, Landon and his wife Nell Hale of Smithville. Three sisters, Lillian Winchester, Elsie Miller, and Thelma Mooneyham all of Smithville. Mother-in-law, Christine Chapman of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Louise Hale and Frances Foster both of Smithville, and Pauline and her husband Danny Green of Smithville. Brothers-in-law, Willie and Carol Chapman and Roy and Teresa Chapman all of Smithville. Nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
68 year old James Kenneth (Ken) Lee of McMinnville (Highland Community) and a native of Wayne County died Monday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville after a long illness. Lee was a longtime businessman and retailer in McMinnville owning and operating Ken’s Auto Parts and the Tire Mart over the span of 38 years before retiring in July of 2000. He was a member of the Bybee Branch Church of Christ where he formerly served as Deacon. Lee was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Lena Morton Lee and brothers Horace Lee and Albert Lee, Jr.
He is survived by his wife Glyna F. Jones Lee. A son Michael Lee of McMinnville. A daughter and son-in-law Melissa and Craig Sprinkles of Syracuse, New York. Grandchildren Leah Nicole and Lauren Riley Sprinkles of Syracuse, New York. Brothers and sisters-in-law Glann and Craig Lee of Decherd and Franklin and Reva Lee of Lawrenceburg. A sister-in-law Mary Lee of Novi, Michigan. Many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Tony Lawrence and Glann Lee will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The Lee Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Meals On Wheels or to the Relay For Life. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
47 year old Jeffery Lynn Jones, formerly of the Belk Community, died Friday at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. He was disabled. A memorial service will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Nelda Sue Edge Jones. He is survived by a sister, Monica Jones of Knoxville. Aunts and uncles, Cantrell and Margaret Jones, Billie Grace and Phillip Estes, Gary L. Jones, Ernest and Kathy Edge all of Smithville, Paulette Thomason, and Vanessa Edge both of Murfreesboro, and Delores Edge of McMinnville. Many cousins also survive. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
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