Obituaries

Rhea Nell Spencer

Jul 12 2006

Rhea Nell Spencer died Tuesday at NHC of Hendersonville. The body is at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are incomplete.

Rhea Nell Spencer

Jul 12 2006

61 year old Rhea Nell Spencer of Goodlettsville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare of Hendersonville. She was a member of the Pennington Bend Home Demonstration Club, and a Baptist. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday at 11:30a.m. at DeKalb Cemetery. Michael Hale will officiate. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery for the Graveside Service at 11:30a.m. She was preceded in death by her father Walter B. Ellis, and husband of thirty-four years Gordon R. Spencer. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Scott and April Spencer of Goodlettsville, mother Ione Hendrixson Ellis of Dowelltown, two sisters Walteen Billings of Smithville, and Wanda Burchfield of Old Hickory. One brother Michael Ellis of Smithville, one grandchild Christian Spencer, uncle Chester Hendrixson of Smithville. Nephews Austin and Christian Ellis of Smithville, Ricky and his wife Donna Mathis of Smithville, Stacey and his wife Lori Burchfield of Carthage. Nieces Vickie and her husband Paul Cothern of Lebanon, and Katina and her husband Samuel Sliger of Smithville. One step-son Darrel and his wife Teresa Spencer of Smithville, and one step-daughter Denise Spencer of Smithville. Five great-nieces, one great-nephew. Step-mother-in-law Nell Brake Spencer of Nashville. Brother-in-law Charles Burchfield of Smithville, and many friends. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Animal Shelter or Charity of your choice, or to the American Cancer Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Leonard H. Putty

Jul 12 2006

74 year old Leonard H. Putty of New Palestine, Indiana and a native of Temperance Hall died Tuesday. He had been employed at the Ford Motor Company for 40 years working in quality control. After his retirement, he pursued an interest in furniture making. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the New Palestine United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in the New Palestine Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Solen and Bonnie Malone Putty. Survivors include his wife, Helen Bunch Putty. Three sons, Anthony and his wife Teresa Putty, Dr. Tim Putty, and Roger and his wife Gloria Putty. One daughter, Tracy and her husband Wayne Follstad. Two sisters, Ruth Putty and Mary and her husband Paul Ray. One brother, Jimmy Lewis Putty. Eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Lung Association of Indiana, 9445 Delegates Row, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Ella Myrl DeYoung

Jul 14 2006

92 year old Ella Myrl DeYoung of Smithville and a native of Illinois died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah's Witness. There will be a memorial service Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Smithville. Eric Devries will officiate. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond DeYoung. She is survived by three daughters Joyce and her husband Hank Becker of South Holland, Illinois, Marlene Maves of Pulaski, and Minta and her husband John Devries of Smithville. One son Raymond Paul and his wife Randi Deyoung of Thornton Illinois. Fourteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Maggie Cleon Barnes

Jul 15 2006

80 year old Maggie Cleon Barnes of Indianapolis, Indiana died Thursday. She was retired from Haverstick Publishing and Past President of the Eagles Lodge in Planfield, Indiana. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Denver Farley will officiate and burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shelie Young and Effie Poss Young; her husband, John Hoyte Barnes; and a sister, Marylou Griffin. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Melanie and Larry Kersey of Indianapolis, Indiana and Brenda and Dennis McGhee of McMinnville. A son and daughter-in-law, John Brent and Marsha Barnes of Indianapolis, Indiana. A sister, Clessie Goodnight of Plainfield, Indiana. Brothers, Clarence Young of South Carolina, Jay Young, Lewis Young, Elmus Young, and Dean Young all of McMinnville and Dillard Young og Arkansas. Eight grandchildren, Chris, Scott, and Corey Barnes, and Travis Mann and Joshua Kersey all of Indianapolis, Indiana; Sarah Hooper of Subright, Tennessee; and Casey and Chase McGee of McMinnville. Eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Maggie Cleon Barnes

Jul 15 2006

80 year old Maggie Cleon Barnes of Indianapolis, Indiana died Thursday. She was retired from Haverstick Publishing and Past President of the Eagles Lodge in Plainfield, Indiana. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home in McMinnville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shelie Young and Effie Poss Young; her husband, John Hoyte Barnes; and a sister, Marylou Griffin. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie and Larry Kersey of Indianapolis, Indiana and Brenda and Dennis McGee of McMinnville. A son and daughter-in-law, John Brent and Marsha Barnes of Indianapolis, Indiana. A sister, Clessie Goodnight of Plainfield, Indiana. Brothers, Clarence Young of South Carolina, Jay Young, Lewis Young, Elmus Young, and Dean Young all of McMinnville and Dillard Young of Arkansas. Eight grandchildren, Chris, Scott, and Corey Barnes, and Travis Mann and Joshua Kersey all of Indianapolis, Indiana; Sarah Hooper of Sunbright, Tennessee; and Casey and Chase McGee of McMinnville. Eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Earl Lewis

Jul 18 2006

83 year old Robert Earl Lewis of Alexandria, a retired rural carrier, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Wilson County and was a member and Elder of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Lewis was also a World War II U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany, France, and Belgium. He was a 50 year member of the Alexandria Lodge #175, a Scottish Rite Mason, member of the Eastern Star #417, American Legion, and charter member of the Alexandria Lion's Club. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd Jennings and Mamie Allen Lewis; and an infant sister. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Atwood Lewis of Alexandria. One son, Greg and his wife Sallie Lewis of Brentwood. A daughter, Lisa and her husband Stan Duke of Knoxville. Grandchildren, Anne and her husband George Lawton of Alabama, Mary Lewis of California, Daniel Lewis of Brentwood, and Tyler Duke and Weston Duke both of Knoxville. Four sisters, Dorothy and her husband Earl West and Annette and her husband Perry Elrod all of Murfreesboro, Linda and her husband Bob Fuston of Smithville, and Betty Lattimore of Liberty. Two brothers, Clyde and his wife Julia Mai Lewis of Alexandria and Hartford and his wife June Lewis of Lebanon. Sixteen nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church, the Alexandria Library, or to Lazarus House Hospice, Incorporated.

Hallie Haley

Jul 16 2006

93 year old Hallie Haley of McMinnville died Saturday at NHC Health Care Center of an extended illness. A DeKalb County native, she was a housewife, member of the Dibrell Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Short Mountain Order of the Eastern Star. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Lanny Johnson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ike Haley; her parents, Thomas Peyton and Bertie Russell Adcock. Survivors include two daughters, Jean Glenn and Peggy Foster both of McMinnville. Three sons, Dean Haley, Dwin Haley, and Bobby Haley all of McMinnville. One brother, Gordon Adcock of Green Hill. One sister, Barbara Foster of McMinnville. Twelve grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Russell Jared Britt

Jul 18 2006

29 year old Russell Jared Britt of Nashville died Sunday at his residence. He was a Baptist and a senior at MTSU in Murfreesboro. A graveside service will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m. at the Braswell Cemetery on Old Mill Hill Road. There will be no visitation held at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Cordell and Lennie Britt; his maternal grandmother, Helen Higham; and an aunt, Kimberly Higham. Survivors include his mother, Kowaliaga Higham of Hermitage. His father and step-mother, Ricky and Rebecca Britt of Nashville. A sister, Ashley Hensley of Nashville. His maternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Bill and Sue Higham of Smithville. Aunts, Deborah Ashburn of Dowelltown, Rachel Cook of Smithville, Belinda Harness of Dowelltown. Uncles, Corky Britt of Dowelltown, Jerry Wayne Britt of Sacramento, California, and Gary Britt of Smithville. Special friends, Amy Doyle of Nashville and Ashley Hudgins of California, and many other family members and friends. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to either the Animal Shelter, Humane Society, or to the Charity of your choice, in memory of Russell. Family and friends will meet at DeKalb Funeral Chapel Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and will leave at 10:40 a.m. to go to the cemetery for the service at 11:00 a.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Robert Anderson

Jul 19 2006

76 year old Joe Robert Anderson of Alexandria died Wednesday morning at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church and an employee of Kingston Timer. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah Anderson; his parents, Jim and Annette Corley Anderson; a grandchild, Tyler Lee; a son-in-law, Chris Lee, and a brother, James Anderson. Survivors include his wife, Inez Anderson of Alexandria. Four daughters, Pam and her husband James Hale of Sparta, Karen and her husband Steve Martin of Lascassas, Angelia Anderson of Murfreesboro, and Kim Lee of Murfreesboro. Two step-sons, Billy Malone and Howard and his wife Gail Malone of Alexandria. One brother, Tommy and his wife Terri Anderson of Liberty. Nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Special friends, Donnie Estes, Sherri Greene, and Gary Baines. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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