Obituaries

Clyde C. Winters

Sep 20 2006

100 year old Clyde C. Winters of McMinnville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville after an extended illness.
He moved to McMinnville in 1938 when he took the job of manager of the Tennessee Electric Power Company, later to become known in 1939 as McMinnville Electric System. He served as general superintendent until his retirement in 1973. A member of the Church of Christ, he was a deacon at Central in McMinnville before becoming one of the founding trustees of Westwood Church of Christ where he served as elder for 30 years. He was also a Mason. The son of James LaFayette and Rosa Caroline Johnson Winters, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Elizabeth Webb Winters in 2002; a son, Clyde C. Winters Jr.; son-in-law, M.L. (Sam) Scott; two brothers and one sister. He is survived by daughter, Carol Rose Winters Scott of McMinnville; granddaughter and husband, Elizabeth Scott and John Randall Damron of Pittsburgh, Pa.; great-granddaughters and spouse, Laura Elizabeth Damron and Aleksandr Zasedatelev of McMinnville and Emily Rose Damron of Pittsburgh; brother, James L. Winters Jr. of Kingston.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville with James Vandiver and Harold Jones officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m.Wednesday and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at High's.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Toney Lamberson

Sep 21 2006

Toney Lamberson of Temperance Hall died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Billy Hale and Serita Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Gordonsville Cemetery. The Lamberson family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife Hazel Cripps Lamberson of Temperance Hall. A son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Linda Lamberson of Temperance Hall. Two sisters-in-law, Martha Lee Lamberson of Defeated, Tennessee and Georgia Lamberson of Watertown. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Howard Lloyd Gunter

Sep 23 2006

80 year old Howard Lloyd Gunter of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a Mason, and a retired employee of Genesco. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel United Methodist Church where he was a member. Royce Martin and Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church for the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Dovie Lee Blair Gunter and sisters, Mozell Cory, Odie Basham, Polly Simons, and Jimmie Shuler. Survivors include his wife of 60 years Norma Phillips Gunter of Smithville. Three children, Dan and his wife Kristen Gunter of Lakeland, Florida; Phillip and his wife Karen Gunter of Valdosta, Georgia, and Sharon and her husband Harold Rader of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Leah Love and her husband Eric Orsbon, Monica and her husband Chris Dickens, Alex Rader, Matt Gunter, and Danielle Chambers. Great grandchild, Bryce Dickens. Sisters, Betty and her husband J.T. Hale of McMinnville, Dorcas and her husband Larry Medley of McMinnville, Ruth Payne of Jacksonville, Florida; and Naomi Sheppard of Jacksonville, Florida. Sisters-in-law, Mary Cantrell of Smithville, Fatama Walker of McMinnville, and Jane Eller of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Bill Phillips of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Bethel Cemetery Fund in memory of Mr. Gunter, in lieu of flowers.

Howard Gunter

Sep 23 2006

80 year old Howard Gunter of Smithville died Saturday morning at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Dawn Hiser Braswell

Sep 25 2006

74 year old Dawn Hiser Braswell of Murfreesboro and formerly of Smithville died Sunday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was a retired merchant at Braswell Bootery and a member of the First Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Hiser and Ida Mae Shaw Braswell and her husband Gerald Braswell. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and John Colvert of Murfreesboro and Beverly and Kevin Kelly of Franklin. Five grandchildren, Kelly Wiley, Baker Colvert, and Grant Colvert all of Murfreesboro, Elliot, and Everett Kelly both of Franklin. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ray Richardson

Sep 25 2006

77 year old Ray Richardson of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Raymond Richardson

Sep 25 2006

77 year old Raymond D. Richardson of Holiday Haven Road died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center of an extended illness. He was self-employed and a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Stringer will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Mary Jane Conner Richardson. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Richardson of Smithville. Four sons, Anthony, Raymond, Clifford, and Phillip Richardson all of Lakeland, Florida. One daughter, Carol Cooke of Georgia. A step-daughter, Dianne and her husband Buddy Emberton of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and one step great grandson. Two brothers, Cleston Eugene Richardson of Lakeland, Florida and John Wesley Richardson of Gade City, Florida. Two sisters, Christine Robinson and Lorene Combee both of Florida. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia P. Taylor

Sep 25 2006

60 year old Patricia P. Taylor of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete .

Patricia P. Taylor

Sep 26 2006

60 year old Patricia P. Taylor of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist, a homemaker, and a former employee of Hardee's in Smithville. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Murphy will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Paul and Naomi Magnum Taylor Blackwell. Survivors include four sisters, Shirley Burlison of Mount Juliet, Linda Maupin of Hendersonville, Shelia Clark of Texas, and Nancy Taylor of White House. Five brothers, James Taylor of Oklahoma, William Taylor of Columbia, Roy Lee Taylor of Smithville, Donald Taylor of California, and Johnny Clifton Taylor of Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9;00 p.m. and Thursday from noon until the service at 3:00 p.m.

Gracie Parsley Jones

Sep 26 2006

85 year old Gracie Parsley Jones of Woodbury died Monday of an extended illness. She was a Cannon County native, a member of the Church of Christ, and a retired employee of the Colonial Corporation. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Herb Alsup will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Martha Dockery Parsley; her husband, Frank H. (Casey) Jones; a son and daughter-in-law, Laymon and Pat Jones; seven brothers and sisters, Jessie Parsley, Anderson Parsley, Bob Parsley, Bertie Melton, Mammie Quattlebaum, Verna White, and Georgia Keaton. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Julie Parsley of Woodbury. Nine grandchildren, Melinda and her husband Darrell Snyder, Greta and her husband Butch Stone, Andrew and his wife Michelle Parsley, Tyler and his wife Jessie Parsley, Ricky and his wife Tammy Jones, Nan Miller, Jackie and his wife Becky Jones, Peggy and her husband Riley Trammel, and several nieces and nephews. Twenty seven great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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