Obituaries

Berlie Randolph Hendrix

Jul 20 2006

94 year old Berlie Randolph Hendrix of Dowelltown died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from the DeKalb County School System and was a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chuck Olson and David Carden will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee Kilgore Hendrix; parents, William Thomas and Nora Wilkins Hendrix; two sons, John Tolbert Hendrix and Erie Randolph Hendrix; three sisters, Dorothy Ervin, Elisha Martin, and Louise Vanatta; three brothers, John T. Hendrix, Charlie Hendrix, and Robert Hendrix; and two half-sisters, Ollie Jones and Mary Bain. Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Pauline Hendrix Suffridge and her husband James of Smithville. Five sons, Orvil Earl Hendrix and his wife Wanda of Dowelltown, Roger Allen (Ricky) Hendrix and his wife Kathy of Dowelltown, Willie Doyle Hendrix and his wife Faye of Smithville, Farron Lee Hendrix and his wife Gayla of Smithville, and Wallace Tucker Hendrix and his wife Carol. Fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, eleven step-grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, one step great great grandchild, and one brother, Lonnie Hendrix of Nashville. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangemments. The family requests that donations be made to the Mount Herman Baptist Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Martha Elizabeth Young

Jul 22 2006

78 year old Martha Elizabeth Young of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and an employee at the shirt factory and Genesco. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens and Dave Cardin will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Novie Yates Taylor; her first husband, Willie Hobart Owens; her second husband, W.P. \"Bill\" Young; a step-child, Shelia Scarsella; a sister, Carnell Keith; and a brother, Albert Taylor. Survivors include her children, Charles and his wife Beatrice Owens and Sue Martin all of Smithville. A step-son, Bruce and his wife Dawn Young of Michigan. A step-son-in-law, Silbano Scarsella of Italy. Grandchildren, Bethany and her husband Chris Tramel of Smithville and Tracy McGee of Mount Pleasant. Step-grandchildren, Brian Young, Heather Young, Stephanie Scarsella, and Danny Scarsella all of Michigan. Sisters, Jo Parton of Smithville, Patty Trustee and Barbara Fuson both of Nashville. Brothers, Solon Taylor, James Paul Taylor, and Doyle Taylor all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucille Jones

Jul 22 2006

82 year old Lucille Jones of McMinnville died Saturday at her home of a short illness. She was a retired employee of River Park Hospital and was preceded in death by her husband, Major A. Jones; a son, Bennie R. Jones; her parents, George and Cuba Lou Smithson Williamson; her step-mother, Myrtle Gaither Williamson and a sister, Louise Mayo. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Mark Carrigan and Willard Ralph, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery. The Jones family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Wayne and Betty Jones of Smithville, Carl and Opal Jones of Woodbury, and Buddy and Phyllis Jones of McMinnville. A daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn (Ann) and Herman (Ace) Boren of McMinnville. Eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Henry Puckett

Jul 24 2006

82 year old John Henry Puckett of Watertown died Sunday morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. He was born in DeKalb County, a retired employee after serving 29 years at the Ford Glass Plant, a Baptist, and a U.S. Army Veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jack Stone will officiate and burial will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Louvella Frazier Puckett. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Martha Key Puckett. A daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Steve Northcott of Watertown. A son and daughter-in-law, John E and Christy L. Puckett of Watertown. Seven grandchildren, Jennifer Maxfield and Tyler Northcott both of Watertown, Janet West of Bellview, Ashley Puckett and Logan Puckett both of Lebanon, and Mallorie Puckett and Michael Puckett both of Alberta Canada. Three great grandchildren, Cheyenne Madden, Trinity West, and Melanie West all of Bellview. Three brothers, James Puckett of Birmingham, Alabama, T.J. Puckett of Detroit Michigan, and Gene Puckett of Cookeville. Two sisters, Mearl Driver Dorsey of Donelson and Ritha Nell Farley of Cookeville. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Edwin Ray

Jul 25 2006

65 year old Edwin Ray \"Buddy\" Dunham died Sunday at the Cookeville Regional Hospital. He was born in DeKalb County. Dunham was also a member of the Hickory Valley Methodist Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta. Freddie Copeland and Floyd Massey will officiate and burial will be in the Frasier Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Thurman Funeral Home. In addition to his parents, Othel Floyd Dunham, Sr. and Lillie Pauline Washer Dunham, he was preceded in death by a brother, Oswald Dunham. He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Wilson Dunham of Sparta. A son and daughter-in-law, James Edwin \"Jimmy\" and Kim Dunham of Sparta. A daughter and son-in-law, Linda Michelle and Jeff Lafever of Sparta. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Jimmie Faye and Cranston Massey of Elmwood and Martha Jane and Jack Lieb of Nashville. A brother, Othel Floyd Dunham, Jr. of Doyle. A grandson, Zane Hunter Lafever of Sparta and several nieces and nephews. Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Joe Corley

Jul 26 2006

79 year old Billy Joe Corley of Lower Helton Road, Alexandria died Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a three wheeler accident. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Zion Baptist Church. Dan Mallette and Richard Buckner will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Corley is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ruth Hancock Corley. Four children, William Randall and his wife Angie Corley of Chapel Hill; James Quinn Corley of Smyrna; Tony Joe Corley of Liberty; and Kimberly and her husband William Turner of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Jonathan Q. Corley, William Shane Corley, Calef Corley, Chase Corley, Justin Turner, and Alex Turner. A sister, Wilma Corley Oakley of Alexandria. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Paul E. Howard

Jul 27 2006

81 year old Paul E. Howard of Alexandria and formerly of Pocola, Oklahoma died Wednesday at his residence. He was a retired contractor and horseman. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Len Howard and Mary Bolt Howard. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Phyllis Stafford Howard of Alexandria. A son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Debbie Howard of Watertown. Three daughters, Mary Frances and her husband Jim Evans of Lebanon, Sandy and her husband Henry Crawford of Jacksonville, Florida, and Ladonna McClendon of Orlando, Florida. Five grandchildren, Larry Paul Bowden, Brandy Lee Bowden, and Brady Len Bowden all of Lebanon, Richard Mistone of Watertown, and Kimberly Williams of Ohio. Two sisters, Ruby Nell Perkins of Pocola, Oklahoma and Mary Lee Williams of California. Special friends, Linda and Nick Mitchell, Debra Ray, and Dub and Debbie Prescott. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements

Thurston Millard Cantrell

Jul 28 2006

60 year old Thurston Millard Cantrell of Sparta died Thursday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a DeKalb County native. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the East Sparta Church of God. Jerry Barnwell will officiate and burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Cantrell and Ola Rigsby Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Linda Faye Lowery Cantrell of Sparta. A daughter and son-in-law, Christie and Billy Hammons of Rickman. A granddaughter, Hannah Hammons of Rickman. Twin brother, Willard Cantrell of Cookeville. Four sisters, Leta Snodgrass of Sparta, Alene Jones of McMinnville. Kathleen Cantrell of Nashville, and Lucille Smith of Smithville. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home

Joe Thomas Harvey

Jul 28 2006

89 year old Joe Thomas Harvey of Alexandria died Friday at UMC Hospital. He was a Wilson County native and a farmer. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church where he was a member for 77 years and an Elder for 50 years. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate and burial will be in the Talley Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson and Maude Gatton Harvey; a brother, Gilbert Harvey; an infant sister; and son-in-law, Eddie M. Crips. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Alene Adamson Harvey. Children, Mary Katherine and her husband Richard Matus, Margaret Doris and her husband Donnie Uselton, and Charlotte Elaine and her husband Ken Chapman all of Lebanon, James Tommy and his wife Miranda Harvey of Alexandria, and Brenda Gail Crips of Smithville. Grandchildren, Kendra and her husband David Erie of Lebanon, Shelley Lynn Lanius of Lebanon, Randall and his wife Tara Harvey of Mount Juliet, Kevin and his wife Angelia Harvey of Alexandria, Chad Harvey of Mount Juliet,and Ryan Crips and Jeff Crips both of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Andrea Chapman, Drew Erie, Kailey Harvey, and Wyatt Harvey. Sisters, Montie Lee Robinson and Mable Dunn Christian both of Alexandria. A sister-in-law, Willie Harvey. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church or to the Talley Cemetery, in lieu of flowers.

Shirley Mabe

Jul 29 2006

68 year old Shirley Mabe of Alexandria died Friday night at her residence. She was the wife of William Mabe. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where arrangements are incomplete.

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