69 year old Bonnie S. LaFever of Ragland Bottom Road, Sparta died Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Fayette County to the late Talmadge and Ruby Garner Houston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Inez Houston Davis and a brother, Lawrence Houston. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta. Faye Tucker, Dr. Scott Hall, and Ralph Benningfield will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Calvin Urias LaFever of Sparta. One sister, Shelby Jean Houston McWherter of Somerville, Tennessee. Three brothers, Joseph Ray Houston and his wife Cyleno of Hickory Valley, Tennessee, Garner Houston and his wife Sue of Somerville, Tennessee, and Donald Houston of Somerville. One daughter, Pat Hall and her husband, Dr. Scott Hall; and five grandchildren, Sara, Madeline, Lucas, Caleb, and Zoe. Oaklawn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the American Cancer Society.
56 year old Margie Cox Herndon died Monday in Bristol after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Cox. Survivors include her father,Adron Cox; her husband, Bob Herndon; a son, Hunter Herndon; a daughter, Tracy Carrier and her husband Dennis Carrier; two grandsons, Alex and Nick Carrier; two sisters; a brother; and eight nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Tennessee Avenue Baptist Church in Bristol. Joe Hudson will officiate. Weaver Funeral Home in Bristol is in charge of the arrangements.
91 year old Lorene Haley Eaton of Alexandria died Sunday at HQM of Nashville. She was a Cannon County native and a member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Don Elmore will officiate and burial will be in the Hearn Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Tuesday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie W. Eaton; a daughter, Margaret Ann Eaton; a son, John Ray Eaton; parents, John and Bonnie Haley; and brothers, Brownie and Demmon Haley. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Gannon of Donelson. A son, Billy Eaton of Watertown. A brother, Garvin Haley of McMinnville. Seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
67 year old Mary Frances "Josie" Shehane of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mattie Lee Adcock Cantrell; her husband, Frank Shehane; two daughters, Katrina Bain and Peggy Frances Bain; four brothers, Carl, John, Joseph "Toot", and Gene Cantrell; and a sister, Macon Haas. Survivors include a daughter, Melinda Griffith and her Fiance Terry Strayn of Smithville. One son, Jason and his wife Laurie Bain of Alexandria. Twelve grandchildren, Candice and Jasmine Bain of Indiana, Michael Bain of Alexandria, Mindy Bain of Grant, Gena Bain of Temperance Hall, Nena Thomas of Smithville, Nathan Thomas of Alexandria, Ashley Ferrell of Smithville, Greg Cantrell of Lebanon, Courtney Bain of Smithville, Jessica Matthews of Alexandria, and Jeremy Matthews of Spencer. Three great grandchildren, Gracie Herrera and Tyler Gopar of Smithville, and Ashley Baker of Alexandria. One brother, Hoyte Cantrell of Smithville. Two sisters, Katie Cantrell and Ernestine Young both of Smithville and a special friend, Betty Jo Vaden of Alexandria. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Caidyn Michael Brawner, the two month old infant of Jason Randall Melin and Amy Elizabeth Brawner of Hermitage, died Thursday at his residence. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Walter Hill Baptist Church. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7:00 p.m. In addition to his parents, the child is survived by a brother, Matthew Daniel Stripling of Hermitage. A sister, Cierra Skye Witty of Cannon County. Grandparents, Terri and Dale Witty of Cannon County, Claude Brawner, Jr. of Lebanon, and Troy and Cindy Melin of Mount Juliet. Great grandparents, Lloyd and Judy Melin of Mount Juliet, Elsie Ethridge of Madison, Claude Brawner, Sr. of Lebanon, Charles and Sue Parham of Murfreesboro, and Judy and Robin Pitts of Murfreesboro. An aunt, Melinda Melin of Hermitage and an uncle, Matt Parham of Murfreesboro. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
66 year old John B. Colwell of Sparta died Saturday, February 16th at NHC of Sparta. A Graveside service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Adcock Cemetery in DeKalb County. He is survived by a sister, Martha Moore of Sparta. Five brothers, Eugene Colwell of Smithville, Lillard Colwell of McMinnville, Willard Colwell of Smithville, Daniel Colwell of Morrison, and Johnny Colwell of Sparta. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old Sidney Thomas Linder of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was affiliated with the South Side Baptist Church of Lebanon and Pomeroy Chapel of Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gregory Moser will officiate and burial will be in Adcock Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Malissia Linder; three brothers, Classie, George, and Seber Linder; three sisters, Mary Lou Linder, Mrs. Paul Martin, and Ada Boyd; a half-sister, Gracie Evans and seven nieces and nephews. Survivors include a sister, Martha Jane Kelley of Lebanon. Thirty seven nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews survive along with caregiver Kristen Blair. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
68 year old Tommie Jean Campbell of Baxter died Wedneday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Sycamore Church of Christ at Cookeville. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Baxter Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home and Saturday from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the church. She is survived by her husband, Herb Campbell of Baxter. A daughter, Rosemary Johnson of Cookeville. A son, Chad Campbell of Cookeville. A sister, Janice Bowman of Cookeville. A brother, Eddie Ray Sutton of Smithville. The Baxter Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Russian Orphan Fund at the Sycamore Church of Christ or to the Vanderbilt Cancer Center.
41 year old Mary A. Dunn of Smithville died Saturday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Robert Presley will officiate followed by a private burial. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 7:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Pauline Jenkins Dunn and a brother, Danny Dunn. Survivors include three daughters, Nikki Seale, Priscilla and Tabitha Roberts all of Smithville. One grandson, Isiah Seale of Smithville. Four brothers, Michael, Larry, Buckey, and Earl Dunn all of Knoxville. Two sisters, Kathy Monday and Judy Dyer of Knoxville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
35 year old Jammey Dewayne Sullivan of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist. The funeral will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Steve Puckett will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, John Sullivan and Bill Collins. Survivors include his wife, Charity Sullivan of Smithville. Children, Meghan, Kayla, and Hunter Sullivan of North Carolina, and Chase Sullivan of Smithville. His mother, Kathy Sullivan of Smithville. His father, Edward Thomas Sullivan of North Carolina. A brother, Jason Shawn Sullivan of Smithville. His grandmothers, Helen Sullivan and Shelby Short both of North Carolina. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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