84 year old Vada P. Herndon of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Elder Doretta Hutchins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mallow Herndon; parents, Robert Henry and Ella Mai Barnes Carter; and an infant baby brother. Survivors include two sons, Charles and wife Brenda Herndon and Rickey Herndon; six grandchildren, Tarron Carter, Penny Murphy, Sonya Cantrell, Pamela Curtis, and Brandon Herndon all of Smithville, and Vickey Cobble of McMinnville. Eight great grandchildren, Stephanie Burgess, Justin Murphy, Nicole Cobble, Jennifer Coffee, Patrick Murphy, Duston Herndon, Clint Cantrell, and Zell Carter. Nine great great grandchildren, Justin Murphy, Jr., Zackary Murphy, Serenity Burgess, Owen and Logan Coffee, Jerry, Jacob, and Morgan Smith, and Taylor Cobble. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.
85 year old Clyde Wooden of Alexandria died Thursday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. Born in DeKalb County, Wooden was a welder, and he attended the Congregational Methodist Church. Wooden was also a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jimmy Johnson, Ben Fuston, and Javin Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Wooden was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Wooden; a son, Clyde Michael Wooden; grandsons, David and Mark Wooden; great grandchild, Kya Fakes; and parents, Ray and Valtie Wooden; and a sister, Inez Ward. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy George Wooden of Alexandria. Children, Lisa Rumsey and Tony Wooden both of Lebanon. Grandchildren, Misty Wooden, Angel and Travis Wooden, Kassi and Chase Martin, and Kendra Dawson. Daughter-in-law, Brenda Wooden of Smithville. Eleven great grandchildren. Step-sons, Michael and wife Pam George and Jeff and wife Billie George all of Alexandria, and Joel and wife Becky George of Smithville. Seven step- grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren. A brother, Mitchell Wooden of Watertown and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
69 year old Jerry Monroe Strickland, Sr. of Alexandria died Thursday at Riverview Medical Center at Carthage. He was a Machinist for TVA, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of the New Middleton Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Chris Blair will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his father, Jewell Cornelius Strickland; and an infant son, Danny. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris Strickland of Alexandria. Children, Sharon Strickland and Jerry Strickland, Jr. both of Alexandria and Jason and wife Julie Strickland of Hendersonville. Grandchildren, Kristen Strickland and Jessie Strickland both of Alexandria, Skyler Strickland, Peyton Strickland, and Riley Strickland all of Hendersonville. His mother, Ruby Loudine Thompson of Hendersonville. Three sisters, Margaret and husband Ferrell Carmen of Hartsville, Debbie Loudermilk and Trisha and husband Dave Lemarbe both of Hendersonville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
66 year old Linda Pritchett of Brush Creek died Tuesday at Smith County Healthcare Center in Carthage. She was born in Brush Creek, the daughter of the late Janie Nellene Thomas and Thomas Elmer Pritchett. She was a 1961 graduate of Gordonsville High School. Pritchett worked at the Work Wear Corporation in Alexandria for 30 years. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Smithville. The funeral will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Shane Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery with Glenn Pritchett officiating. The family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by brothers, Glenn Edward and his wife Ruth Pritchett of Murfreesboro, James "Mutt" and wife Sue Pritchett of Brush Creek, and Dennis Franklin and wife Cathy Pritchett of Manchester. Sisters, Sarah Smith of Brush Creek, Debbie and husband James Bush of Gordonsville and Tammy Jane Ward of Watertown. Step-mother, Roberta Pritchett of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews survive. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that contributions be made to the Smith County Help Center, 318 North Main Street, Carthage, in lieu of flowers.
36 year old Dana Elizabeth LaFever of Smithville died Sunday. She worked for emergency medical services. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Eugene LaFever of Smithville. One daughter, Sahara Bethany "Sara Beth" LaFever of Smithville. Parents, Joe and Joan Purkey of Knoxville. One brother, Scott Purkey of South Carolina. Maternal grandmother, Louise Williams of Kentucky. Parents-in-law, U.L. and Helen LaFever of Sparta. Local in-laws, Jack and Louisa Felts and Urias LaFever all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to the Girl Scout Troop #01146, in lieu of flowers.
74 year old Helen Frances Puckett of Smithville died Monday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was a beautician, retired substitute teacher, and a member of the Mount View The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie and Wilma Love Puckett. Survivors include nephews, Shawn and wife Angela Puckett, Randall Puckett, and Brian Puckett all of Smithville. Great nieces and nephews, Shawna and John, Josh, and Jacob. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Calvary Baptist Church. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
78 year old Nellie Mary Tyree of Statesville died Sunday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was retired from Texas Boot where she worked for 34 years. Tyree was born in Wilson County and she was a member of the Smith Fork Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Eltis Brown and Allen Lyon will officiate and burial will be in Bartons Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Tuesday. She was preceded in death by her parents, James A. and Rosie Bayne Morris and an infant brother, James Albert Morris. Survivors include her husband, Jackie Tyree of Statesville. Children, Shirley and husband Stephen Cummings of Carthage, Charles Lee and wife Kelly Garner of Hartsville, Mary Lou Usrey of Lebanon, Sadie Francis and husband Richard Nichols of Watertown, Marie Abou-Rhma of Lebanon, and Lucy Ann and husband Bud Taylor of Westmoreland. Step-children, Diane and husband Jimmy Owen of Statesville, Jackie Sue and husband Robert Taylor of Lebanon, Azel and wife Doris Tyree of Statesville, and Josh and wife Carrie Tyree of Liberty. Twenty four grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren. Brothers, Charlie T. Morris of Watertown and John and wife Louise Morris of Lebanon. Sisters, Pauline and husband Kenneth Dodd of Smithville and Frances and husband Junior Dodd of Alexandria. Nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
60 year old Brenda Faye Turner Colgan of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and was employed at Texas Boot. Colgan was also a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donnie Turner; her parents, Calvin and Virgie Blair; a brother, Eugene Blair; paternal grandparents, Frank and Provie Blair; and her maternal grandparents, Levert and Estelle Hubbard. Survivors include her husband, George A. Colgan of Smithville. A son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Tammy Turner of Smithville. Three step-sons, Keel Colgan and Trace Colgan both of Florida and Crede Colgan of North Carolina. One step-daughter, Kerri Wait of Minnesota. One brother, Paul Blair of Smithville. One sister, Wilodean Turner of Smithville. Grandchildren, Christian and Caitlin Turner of Smithville, Lea Colgan of Florida, Marcus and Daniel Enomoto of Minnesota, Kristin and Kaylee Colgan of Florida, and Colton Rhody of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
38 year old Rocky Shane Harmon of Sneedville died Wednesday at his residence. Harmon, born in Smithville, attended grammar school in Oklahoma, Florida, and Short Mountain and he graduated from Cannon County High School. Harmon was also a member of the Stewart's Chapel Church of Christ in McMinnville. He is survived by his wife, Pheadra James Harmon of Sneedville. Two sons, London and Rocky Harmon of McMinnville. Two daughters, Vanessa Harmon of Liberty and Victoria Harmon of Short Mountain. Three step children, Kortni Fleenor, Tyler James, and Morgan Fleenor all of Sneedville. His mother, Michelle and husband Keith Slatton of Smithville. His father, Gary Harmon of Altamont. A brother, Stoney Harmon of Campaigne. Two sisters, Crystal Schulz of Murfreesboro and Shiney Gibbs of Smithville. Grandmother, Mary and husband Howard Gunter of Short Mountain. Grandfather, Earl Gassaway of Smithville. Aunt, Agness Byrd of McMinnville. Several other uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews survive. A graveside service will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Blues Hill Cemetery in Short Mountain. Carson Rust will officiate. The Harmon family will receive friends at DeKalb Funeral Chapel on Sunday from noon until 2:30 p.m. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
73 year old Helen Burgess Mabe VanStrander of Alexandria died Thursday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born in Brush Creek, the daughter of the late Nellie Anne Howell and Harvey McMillan Burgess. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Franklin Mabe; a daughter, Mary Christine Mabe; and a son, Steve Mabe, Sr. She was later married to Richard Van Strander. She worked for the Wilson County Shirt Company in Watertown and later at Kroger in Lebanon. VanStrander was a homemaker and a member of the Auburntown Church of Christ. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the service will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. David Dunn and Glenn Ramsey will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemeter. Visitation will be at Avant Chapel on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Van Strander is survived by her husband, Richard Van Strander of Alexandria. A son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Janet Mabe of Chicago, Illinois. A grandson, Steve Mabe, Jr. and his wife Rachel of Smithville. Granddaughters, Monika Mabe and Tabitha Mabe of Chicago, Illinois. Great grandsons, Heath Mabe and Lance Mabe of Smithville. Brothers, Eldon and wife Carol Burgess of Cookeville and Billy and wife Linda Burgess of Brush Creek. Sisters, Ann and husband Lee Armstrong of Nashville and Wanda and husband Sidney Williams of Brush Creek. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.