64 year old Link Young of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired manager of Thermo Gas. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flo Young; and parents, Herbert and Audrey Young. Survivors include one daughter, Heidi and her husband Dennis Turner of Nashville. Two grandchildren, Aurora and Adam Turner of Nashville. One sister, Diane Gilbert of Ohio. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
60 year old Shirley Ann Dutton of Alexandria died Monday at her residence. She was a former clerical worker for the State of Tennessee. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jackie Gaddes will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Bates. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Wayne Dutton of Alexandria. A daughter, Laurie Southard of Alexandria. A son-in-law, Barrett Tipton of Alexandria. A grandson, Caleb Tipton. Her mother, Lorene Bates of Alexandria. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
57 year old Jerry "Squirrel" Kent of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a retired body technician at Mark's Body Shop and a member of Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dave Carden will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Caril Edward and Iva Dell Johnson Kent; one brother, Mike Kent; and a sister, Peggy Faye Kent. Survivors include his wife, Regina Kent. A son, Tyler Kent of Smithville. Two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and William Farmer and Shirley and Bob Lowe all of Lebanon. One brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Lisa Kent of Alexandria. Sister-in-law, Lynn Kent of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has established a trust fund for Squirrel's son Tyler. Donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, in lieu of flowers.
72 year old Georgia L. Frazier of Dowelltown died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bertie Johnson Stanley; her husband, Norman Frazier; three brothers, Willie, Robert, and Hiram Stanley; and three sisters, Gertie Bain, Jessie Bain, and Bonnie Fuson. Survivors include two sisters, Lillian Taylor of Liberty and Dixie Sweeton of Smithville. One brother, Wayne Stanley of Murfreesboro, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
75 year old Ruby Inez Nokes of Smithville died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospice in Knoxville. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in the New Bildad Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 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, Alvie and Bertha Pedigo Asburn; a son, John Thomas Cantrell; four brothers, J.B., James, Harley, and Silas Ashburn; and two sisters, Willie Bee Moore and Gladys Linder. Survivors include her husband, Floyd L. Nokes of Smithville. Two daughters, Rita Washer of Knoxville and Wanda Johannsen of Smyrna. Four granddaughters, Beverly Sutton and Monica Trotterchaud both of Knoxville, Christy Spears of Smithville, and Rebecca Johannsen of McMinnville. Two grandsons, Matthew Johannsen of McMinnville and Joshua Cantrell of Smithville. A daughter-in-law, Felicia Cantrell of Smithville. Seven great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
76 year old John R. Vandergriff of Tullahoma died Thursday at Harton Regional Medical Center. Vandergriff was the owner of Randolph and Vandergriff Incorporated and a member of Victory Baptist Church, the Tullahoma Downtown Lions Club and he was a Shriner and Mason. Vandergriff was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Macon Dutton Vandergriff and one brother, Gaston Vandergriff. Survivors include; Helen Bell, three daughters, Janet Dunn and husband Lee of Portland, Sandra Jo Vandergriff of Nashville, and Patricia DeVille of Murfreesboro; a special grandson, Jonathan Rodriguez of Shelbyville; two nephews, Bobby and wife Kathy Vandergriff and Terry Vandergriff; and special friends, Danny Wayne and Martha Bell, Johnny and Lisa Rodriguez, and a host of grand nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday at Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma. The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel. Keith Nunley will officiate. A graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, with Military Honors at Salem Cemetery in Liberty. The family suggests donations be made to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Nashville or the Tullahoma Downtown Lions Club. Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville.
76 year old June Judkins Nixon of Smithville died Friday night at DeKalb Community Hospital of an extended illness. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church and a homemaker. A public graveside service and burial will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Randall Ganues will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel at which time the body will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mae Redmon Judkins and brothers, Dean, Lynn, and Jimmy Judkins. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John Robert Nixon of Smithville. Two daughters, Gwen and her husband Harrell Tolbert and Sandra and her husband J.C. Wall all of Smithville. A granddaughter, Tara Tolbert of Smithville. A special great niece, Danielle and her husband Mark Collins of Smithville. A sister, Rubye Webb of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Geneva Judkins and Faye Reeder both of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
101 year old Fannie Elizabeth Foster of Lebanon died Tuesday at Cedars Health Care Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollie Alton Foster; a son, Carl L. Foster; parents, Lemval H. and Ella Johnson Shields; a sister, Nora McGeorge; and brothers, Barney and Alfred Shields. Survivors include children, Jo Dean Powell of Raleigh, North Carolina and Wayne and wife Bobbie Foster of Lebanon. Grandchildren, Teresa Earps, Phillip Foster, David Foster, Todd Foster, and William Thomas Powell, Jr. Five great grandchildren. One great great grandchild and a brother, Zollie H. and wife Elizabeth Shields of Florida. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
77 year old Eldon H. Henderson, a resident of the Peeled Chestnut Community, died Tuesday at his residence. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery at Cassville. The family will receive friends Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Survivors include his daughter Shawn Rice and husband Kenneth of Sparta. Grandsons, Daniel Rice and Dustin Rice. A brother, Farrell Henderson and wife Barbara of Sparta. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family asks that memorials be made to the Shiloh Church of God or Taylor's Providence Cemetery in care of Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 90, Sparta, Tennessee 38583. Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
92 year old Roeba Mae Jones of McMinnville (Dibrell Community) died Monday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville She was in DeKalb County, was a homemaker and a member of Bybee Branch Church of Christ. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents William Henry and Canzaday Blankenship Mitchell, her husband Gentry A.Z. Jones, her sisters Austia Ray and Hallie Jane Cantrell, her brother George J. Mitchell, and son-in-law Ken Lee.
Survivors include her children Glyna Lee of McMinnville,, Donna and Doug Thweatt of Gallatin, Jane and Phil Bennett and Brenda and Richard Bumbalough all of McMinnville, her grandchildren Tammie and Alan Greer of Dallas, Texas, Melissa and Craig Sprinkles of Mooresville, North Carolina, Leann Bennett, Jason and Lynn Bumbalough, Jennifer and Chris Mears, and Mike Lee all of McMinnville, and great-grandchildren Leah and Lauren Sprinkles, Kellie and Carrington Bumbalough, and Kelly and Nick Greer. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Tony Lawrence will officiate. Burial will follow at Jefferson Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Jones Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. no visitation on Thanksgiving Thursday, and again on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels or to the American Heart Association. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.