68 year old Wilma Clemons of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was retired from the Liberty Shirt Factory and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kevin Campbell will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Sunday until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Catherine Denny; her husband, Blanchard Clemons; and a brother, Ronald Dale Denny. Survivors include her mother, Catherine Denny of Woodbury. One daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Bobby Lynn Luna of Sparta. One son, Jeffrey Dale Denny of Woodbury. One sister and brother-in-law, Marion and John Campbell of Woodbury. One brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Reba Denny of Woodbury. Two grandchildren, Miranda and Treba Luna of Sparta. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
70 year old Joe Don Yates of Murfreesboro died Monday at his residence. He was a Baptist, a DeKalb County native, and a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Grace Hendrixson Yates and a brother, Gerald Yates. Survivors include a sister,Joyce and her husband Jimbo Robertson of Watertown. Special friend, Norma Warrick of Murfreesboro. A nephew, Chris Robertson of Watertown and a great nephew, Tyler Robertson of Watertown. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
85 year old Opal Simpson Sanders of Woodbury died Monday of an extended illness at her daughter's home in Beech Grove. She was a Cannon County native, a housewife, and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. James Robert King and David Moody will officiate and burial will be in the Cherry Cemetery. Visitation starts Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hillary and Eunice Jones Simpson; her husband, Savage Sanders; a daughter, Maureen Mooneyham; brothers, Sterling and Alvie Simpson; and sisters, Ellen Brandon and Dorothy Collins. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian and Donald Morton of Murfreesboro and Vida and James Robert King of Beech Grove. A son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Arlene Sanders of Woodbury. A sister, Geneva Brandon of Woodbury. A brother, Robert Simpson of Bradyville. Six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Son-in-law, William Mooneyham of Woodbury. Woodbury Funeral Home is i charge of the arrangements.
95 year old Callie Evelyne Mathis of Liberty died Wednesday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member. Dennis Young and Dewey Dyer will officiate and burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church where it will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Mathis; parents, Calvin Lee and Mary Sissom Chumbley; brothers, Elmer Hale, Ray Hale, and Reed Hale; and a sister, Ethel Mai Gilley. Survivors include two daughters, Mainelle Derting and Lucille and her husband Glenn Davenport all of Liberty. Five grandchildren, Kenneth Derting, Larry Davenport, Mickey Davenport, Hugh Davenport, and Leanne McGill. Fourteen great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren and a brother, Billy and his wife Bobbie Hale of Liberty. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
88 year old Mildred H. Vandygriff of the Gassaway Community died Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Sycamore Baptist Church, where she was a member for 75 years. Richard Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home. The body will then be taken to the church for the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Winfred Vandygriff; her parents, Thomas Monroe and Bettie Ferrell Hancock; a son, William Dwight Vandygriff; and two brothers, Walbert and Turney Hancock. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and her husband Jimmy Ramsey of Gassaway and Winona and her husband Steve West of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Donnie and Dennis Ramsey, Dana Clark, Megan West and Kristin Brock. Great grandchildren, Austin, Alex, Dalton, and Cassie Ramsey. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
78 year old Roy Mason Trapp of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a member of the Buckners Chapel United Methodist Church, a member of the I.A.M. Local 735, and a retired Aircraft Mechanic with Avco. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ronald Whited, Vincent Baker, and Phil Tollett will officiate and burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Roy and Luella M.Caplinger Trapp; brothers, Donald and Johnny Trapp; and a sister, Oleada Duke. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Illene Trapp of Smithville. Four children, Dennis Mason and his wife Angelia Trapp of Smithville, Timothy Wade and his wife Sandra Trapp of Smithville, Kathy Diane and her husband Joey Goodwin of Smithville, and Michael Jerome and his wife Kristi Trapp of Oak Ridge. Grandchildren, Jeremy Trapp, Joseph Trapp, Wesley Young, Grant Goodwin, Katelyn Goodwin, Solomon Trapp, and Silas Trapp. A great grandchild, Hannah Paige Trapp. A brother, Boyd Trapp of Smithville. Sisters, Lou Audrey Malone of Dowelltown, JoAnn Baker of Smithville, Peggy Agee of Smithville, and Judy Johnson of Liberty. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
67 year old Clara Nell Stoglin of Sparta died Sunday at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was a retired machine operator at Georgia Girl and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Garry Farris and David Wilson will officiate and burial will be in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Left and Elizabeth Ashburn Jones and a brother, Joe Jones. Survivors include two sisters, Rosell Robinson of Sparta and Oneida and her husband Harold Massa of Sparta. Two brothers, Frank and his wife Joann Jones and Roy and his wife Lou Jones all of Sparta. One niece, Lori Jones of Sparta. One nephew, Steve Jones of Sparta. One great niece, Marley Jones of Sparta. One special friend, Olan Ray Brock of Winchester. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m.
95 year old Mary Carter died Wednesday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.
95 year old Mary Emma Carter of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edmon and Martha Thompson Sandlin; her husband Bernice Carter; a daughter, Margie Carter; a grandchild, Denise Whitefield; two sisters, Sarah Bain and Lillie Mae Dutton; and three brothers, Ewin, Clarence, and Junior Sandlin. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Frances and Travis Whitefield of Smithville. One son and daughter-in-law, Eugene and Joy Faye Carter of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Jeffrey Carter and Steven Carter both of Smithville, Sharon Yocum of Sparta, and Serita Bratcher of Morrison. Eight great grandchildren, Jennifer Dunn, Jeff Carter, Jr. and Chance Carter all of Smithville, Jason Bratcher, Daniel Bratcher, and Benjamin Bratcher all of Morrison, and Amy Yocum and Becky Yocum both of Sparta. One great great grandchild, Patryn Carter of Smithville. Two sisters, Ione Miller and Clara Driver both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
86 year old Robert Stanton Robinson of Alexandria died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jason Lohorn and James Daniel will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Burial will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Sango Cemetery in Clarksville. Robinson was a member and deacon of the Upper Helton Baptist Church of Alexandria. He was also a 1940 graduate of Liberty High School; worked for North American Aviation in Los Angeles, California from 1940 until 1942; and he joined the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942 and was discharged from active duty in 1946 as a Master Sergeant. Robinson was also a retired jewelry and a farmer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Baxter Overall and Martha Virginia Roberts Robinson; brothers, Kline, Thurman, Burnard, and Dib Robinson; sisters, Clara Dale Gaither, Willie Mai Williams, and Ruby Robinson; and a son, Larry Neal Robinson. In addition to his wife of 60 years Bernice Neal Robinson, he is survived by a daughter, Peggy Robnson Moore and daughter-in-law, Rhonda Morrison Robinson of Clarksville; grandchildren, Michael and his wife Cheri Moore of Chesapeake, Virginia, James Moore, Wade Robinson, Jerry and his wife Cynthia Robinson, and Wendy Robinson of Clarksville. Great grandchildren, Rachel Moore, Robert Stanton Moore, and Juliana Moore of Chesapeake, Virginia and Diego and Rocky Robinson of Clarksville. Step great granddaughters, Melanie and Mechelle Scott of Clarksville. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
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