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.
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.
57 year old Margaret Ann Pack died Wednesday at her residence. She is survived by her husband, Donnie Pack. Arrangements are incomplete. A list of survivors and complete arrangements will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
57 year old Margaret Ann Pack of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a bookkeeper and a member of the Phillipi Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Hilton Conger and Jerry Pack will officiate and burial will be in Town Cemetery in Smithville. 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 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Martha Ann Young Frazier and a brother, Eddie B. Frazier. Survivors include her husband, Donnie Pack of Smithville. Children, Bryan Malone of Atlanta, Georgia; Melonie and her husband John Crews, Jason and his wife Lisa Pack, Mandy and her husband John Dakas all of Smithville. Her father and step-mother, Edsel and Louise Frazier of Smithville. One granddaughter, Chloe Ann Pack of Smithville. A step-sister, Linda Stone of Smithville. An aunt, Ruby Smithson of Smithville and an uncle, Edward Frazier of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
62 year old Galen Bruce Roll of Dowelltown died Wednesday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a Methodist and a computer programmer. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion E. and Jacqueline Morrison Roll and a half brother, Earl C. Smith. Survivors include sisters, Barbara Powell of Dowelltown and Karen Elling of Texas. Brothers, Ernest Roll of Louisiana and Allan Roll of Virginia. Nieces, Holly Frazier of Liberty and Nancy Craig of Texas. Nephews, Erin and Shelly Gibson of Dowelltown and Dale and Melanie Craig of Virginia. Seven great nieces and nephews also survive. Mr. Roll's remains have been cremated.
94 year old Berlie Randolph Hendrix of Dowelltown died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from the DeKalb County School System and was a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chuck Olson and David Carden will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Lee Kilgore Hendrix; parents, William Thomas and Nora Wilkins Hendrix; two sons, John Tolbert Hendrix and Erie Randolph Hendrix; three sisters, Dorothy Ervin, Elisha Martin, and Louise Vanatta; three brothers, John T. Hendrix, Charlie Hendrix, and Robert Hendrix; and two half-sisters, Ollie Jones and Mary Bain. Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Pauline Hendrix Suffridge and her husband James of Smithville. Five sons, Orvil Earl Hendrix and his wife Wanda of Dowelltown, Roger Allen (Ricky) Hendrix and his wife Kathy of Dowelltown, Willie Doyle Hendrix and his wife Faye of Smithville, Farron Lee Hendrix and his wife Gayla of Smithville, and Wallace Tucker Hendrix and his wife Carol. Fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, eleven step-grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, one step great great grandchild, and one brother, Lonnie Hendrix of Nashville. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangemments. The family requests that donations be made to the Mount Herman Baptist Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.
78 year old Martha Elizabeth Young of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and an employee at the shirt factory and Genesco. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens and Dave Cardin will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Novie Yates Taylor; her first husband, Willie Hobart Owens; her second husband, W.P. \"Bill\" Young; a step-child, Shelia Scarsella; a sister, Carnell Keith; and a brother, Albert Taylor. Survivors include her children, Charles and his wife Beatrice Owens and Sue Martin all of Smithville. A step-son, Bruce and his wife Dawn Young of Michigan. A step-son-in-law, Silbano Scarsella of Italy. Grandchildren, Bethany and her husband Chris Tramel of Smithville and Tracy McGee of Mount Pleasant. Step-grandchildren, Brian Young, Heather Young, Stephanie Scarsella, and Danny Scarsella all of Michigan. Sisters, Jo Parton of Smithville, Patty Trustee and Barbara Fuson both of Nashville. Brothers, Solon Taylor, James Paul Taylor, and Doyle Taylor all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
82 year old Lucille Jones of McMinnville died Saturday at her home of a short illness. She was a retired employee of River Park Hospital and was preceded in death by her husband, Major A. Jones; a son, Bennie R. Jones; her parents, George and Cuba Lou Smithson Williamson; her step-mother, Myrtle Gaither Williamson and a sister, Louise Mayo. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Mark Carrigan and Willard Ralph, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery. The Jones family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Wayne and Betty Jones of Smithville, Carl and Opal Jones of Woodbury, and Buddy and Phyllis Jones of McMinnville. A daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn (Ann) and Herman (Ace) Boren of McMinnville. Eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
82 year old John Henry Puckett of Watertown died Sunday morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. He was born in DeKalb County, a retired employee after serving 29 years at the Ford Glass Plant, a Baptist, and a U.S. Army Veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jack Stone will officiate and burial will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Louvella Frazier Puckett. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Martha Key Puckett. A daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Steve Northcott of Watertown. A son and daughter-in-law, John E and Christy L. Puckett of Watertown. Seven grandchildren, Jennifer Maxfield and Tyler Northcott both of Watertown, Janet West of Bellview, Ashley Puckett and Logan Puckett both of Lebanon, and Mallorie Puckett and Michael Puckett both of Alberta Canada. Three great grandchildren, Cheyenne Madden, Trinity West, and Melanie West all of Bellview. Three brothers, James Puckett of Birmingham, Alabama, T.J. Puckett of Detroit Michigan, and Gene Puckett of Cookeville. Two sisters, Mearl Driver Dorsey of Donelson and Ritha Nell Farley of Cookeville. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
65 year old Edwin Ray \"Buddy\" Dunham died Sunday at the Cookeville Regional Hospital. He was born in DeKalb County. Dunham was also a member of the Hickory Valley Methodist Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta. Freddie Copeland and Floyd Massey will officiate and burial will be in the Frasier Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel of Thurman Funeral Home. In addition to his parents, Othel Floyd Dunham, Sr. and Lillie Pauline Washer Dunham, he was preceded in death by a brother, Oswald Dunham. He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Wilson Dunham of Sparta. A son and daughter-in-law, James Edwin \"Jimmy\" and Kim Dunham of Sparta. A daughter and son-in-law, Linda Michelle and Jeff Lafever of Sparta. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Jimmie Faye and Cranston Massey of Elmwood and Martha Jane and Jack Lieb of Nashville. A brother, Othel Floyd Dunham, Jr. of Doyle. A grandson, Zane Hunter Lafever of Sparta and several nieces and nephews. Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
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