95 year old Elsie A. Staggs Luna of Sparta died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will be in the Taylor Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Chapel. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Earlene and Bill McCormick of Cookeville, Rena Dinky Adcock of Smithville, and Ovean and J.W. Phifer of Sparta. A son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Donna Luna of Lebanon. Fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and seven step grandchildren survive. Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
63 year old James Robert Caldwell of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a self employed truck driver and a member of the Praise Restoration Center. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. J.C. Allen will officiate and burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Thomas and Preshie Mai and Mary Jane Caldwell; a son, Robert Jason Caldwell; and a brother,Thomas Wayne Caldwell; Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda and her husband Billy Taylor of Smithville. Two sons, Ron Caldwell of Illinois and Randy Caldwell of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Alec, Grace, and Eve Caldwell of Illinois, Jacob Caldwell of Indiana, Tiffany Lattimore and Allison Taylor of Smithville. Special friend, Donna Blair. One sister, Marilyn and her husband Raymond Caldwell. One brother, John and his wife Peggy Caldwell and a sister-in-law, Ruby Caldwell all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m.
73 year old Virginia Ruth Herron of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church, the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and Combat Control Association. She was also a retired employee of Kingston Timer. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ronald Whited, Tim Ferguson, and Phil Tollet will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Erskin Herron; her parents, Joe Redmon and Stella Moore Redmon Clark; a son, Russell Herron; and a sister, Ida Mae Benoit. Survivors include two sons, Greg and his wife Letitia Herron and Ed Herron all of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Gregory, Ryan, and Destiny Herron. Two brothers, David and J.R. Redmon of Smithville and a sister, Judy Minnear of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
60 year old Brenda Rosetta Walker of McMinnville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a retired shirt factory worker and a member of the Gath Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mann and Ruth Arnold Hendrix; her husband, Charles \"Butch\" Edward Walker; a brother, Jr. Hendrix; a daughter, Tammy Tate; and a granddaughter, Tansey Talbert. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David and Pansey Kilgore of McMinnville. A daughter, Lou Ann Self of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Three great grandchildren, and eight brothers, Beecher Hendrix of Hendersonville, Aubrey, David, and Frankie Hendrix of McMinnville, Jimmy, Anthony, and Phillip Hendrix of Smithville and Norman Hendrix of Manchester. Three sisters, Linda Foster of Alabama, Carolyn Whitlock of McMinnville, and Lisa Byford of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
77 year old W.C. Keyt of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee died Wednesday of an extended illness. He was born in Crossville but moved to Smithville at the age of six months. He attended school in Smithville and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in the School of Transportation. He made transportation his career for 53 years. He was also a Korean War Veteran. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. Roland Smith of the Central Baptist Church in Crossville will officiate and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. He is survived by his wife, Antha Smith Keyt of Fairfield Glade and formerly of McMinnville. A daughter, Janice Marie Burris of Nashville. Two sons, Timothy Wade Keyt of Cookeville and Robert Keyt of Chattanooga. A sister, Louise Frazier of Dowelltown. Two brothers, Lloyd Keyt of Springfield and James Keyt of Columbus, Georgia. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
49 year old Patricia Gail Foster of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family has chosen direct cremation. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Hamby and Ruth Rogers Hoover; and a son, Eric Dwayne Foster. Survivors include two sons, Shane Foster of Smithville and Christopher Foster of Bristol. Two grandsons, Sydney Shane and Seth Daniel Foster of Woodbury. Two sisters, Darlene Reed of McMinnville and Denise Dougostano of Florida. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
77 year old Widney Claude \"W.C.\" Keyt of Fairfield Glade and a native of DeKalb County died Wednesday night in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He is survived by his wife, Antha E. Keyt of Fairfield Glade; two sons, Tim Keyt of Cookeville and Robert Keyt of Chattanooga; a daughter, Jan Burris of Nashville and a sister, Louise Frazier of the Dry Creek Community. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at Whorton Springs Baptist Church.
34 year old Michael Anthony Shaw of Watertown died Sunday morning at his residence. He was a DeKalb County native, a plumbing and electric worker, and a member of the Temple Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Gerald England will officiate and burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Survivors include his wife, Tina Hill Shaw of Watertown, a daughter, Macy Shaw of Gordonsville. His parents, Bill and Linda Shaw of Smithville. A sister, Tammy Hooper of Defeated Creek. Three brothers, Tommy Payne of Strawberry Plains, Jeff Payne of Lebanon, and Billy Shaw of Smithville. His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Silas V. and Melba Sue Hill of Watertown. Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
59 year old William Henry \"Bill\" Webb of Smithville died Tuesday at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a painter. He was preceded in death by his wife Roberta Sue Webb and his parents, Darrell and Berdia Wilson Webb. Survivors include his children, Sarah Williams, Juanita Stout, Billy Webb, Kara Hucklebee all of Missouri and Ricky Webb of Indiana. Several grandchildren; a brother, Donald Webb of Indiana, and a sister, Sharon Hutcheson of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. Mr. Webb's remains have been cremated. No services will be held.
45 year old Kasey Layne Holiday of Liberty died Tuesday at Centennial Medical Center. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace Phillips Vaughn and a brother, Byron Vaughn. Survivors include his father, Eugene Vaughn of Smithville; a brother, David Vaughn of Smithville; and a sister, Deborah Vaughn Smith of Nashville. Mr. Holiday's remains have been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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