69 year old Gentry Allen Gay of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a member of the Church of God and a life-long nurseryman. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Lizzie Taylor Gay; a brother, Homer Gay; and sisters, Annie Sparkman, Pauline James, Bertha Klaus and Dorothy Presley. He is survived by caregiver and former wife, Corinna Flanders; grandchildren, Dee Callis, Roger West, Jon Flanders, Natalie Flanders, Olivia Flanders, Chris Flanders, Lauren Anderson, and Brent Bain; brothers, John Gay of McMinnville and James Gay of Lewisburg; sisters, Chloe Caldwell of Smithville, Virgie Colwell of Lawrenceburg, and Ruby West of McMinnville. Many great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and special friends Bob and Gail Flanders, Bill and Nancy Flanders, Joe and Frances Bain also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
83 year old Eva Reynolds of Alexandria, a factory worker, died Thursday at Centennial Hospital in Nashville. She was born in Germany and was an avid gardener and bird watcher. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Junior Ellis will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Satter; her husband of 22 years, Charles E. Reynolds; and a brother and sister. Survivors include a son, Eddie Reynolds of Alexandria and many friends and neighbors. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
62 year old Eva Dale Prater Redman died Saturday at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. She was born in Sparta but was a resident of Smithville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow Carroll and Christine Waggoner Prater and two brothers, Roger and Dean Prater. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Sam Davis will officiate and burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. She is survived by her daughter, Darla and husband Todd Guess of Smithville. Two sons, Aaron Young and W.L. Young of Indiana. Grandchildren, Christina and Gregory Mayo. Great grandchild, Aidan Guess. One sister, Jean and husband Gary Brymer of Quebeck. Six brothers, Dennis and wife Rosell Prater of Baxter, Lester and wife Pat Prater of Sparta, Ronnie and wife Doris Prater of Sparta, Alston and wife Portia Prater of Sparta, Glenn Prater of Sparta, and Stevie and wife Dimple Prater of Sparta. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
64 year old Rebecca G. Clayton Brown Pedigo Beason of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a secretary with the UCHRA and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd McKinley Clayton; her step-father, Roy Melton Seals; and her grandparents, P.M. and Hattie Clayton, and Talmidge and Rebecca Myrtle Davis. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Timmy Clayton will officiate and burial will follow in the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and James Burger of Kansas City, Kansas; Veronica and Jeff Baker of Middletown, Ohio; and Beth and Derwin Adcock of Smithville. Two step-sons, Darryl Brown II and his wife Debbie of New Jersey, and John Eric Beason of Florida. Her mother, Molly Edith Clayton Seals of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Christopher Shane White, Shay Nicole White and Joshua Thomas White, all of Kansas City, Kansas. Four great-grandchildren, Alexis Marie Howell and Damien Michael Howell, both of Missouri; Bryce Alexander White of Kansas City, Kansas; and Zacariah Jayce Baker of Arkansas. Two brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Ellen Clayton of Smithville, and Perry and Dana Clayton of Crossville. Two sisters and a brother-in-law also survive, Brenda Trapp of Smithville, and Deborah and Tony Miller of Milledgeville, Georgia. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
80 year old Oleda Pedigo of McMinnville and formerly of DeKalb County died Monday at Mt. Juliet Health Care Center of an extended illness. She worked at the Genesco Shoe Factory and was a member of the Church of Jesus Apostolic Faith. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Frances Foster and Billy Nunley will officiate and burial will be at Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She is survived by a daughter, Deborah and husband David Stovall of Mt. Juliet. A son Steve E. and wife Beverly Pedigo of McMinnville. A sister, Brenda and husband James Byars of South Carolina. A brother, Dewey and wife Lois Duke of Smithville. Six grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Earl Pedigo; parents, Edward and Ollie Durham Duke; and three brothers, H. C. Duke, Cordell Duke and Charles Duke. Love Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial service for Barbara Hicks Thomas will be held on Saturday, July 19th, at 12:00 p.m. at Dowelltown Baptist Church. Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. She is survived by three children, Amanda Shelton, April Hicks and Wayne Hicks. Two brothers, Jackie and Jessie Thomas of Smithville, and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Hale of Dowelltown and Mary Lou Hale of Smithville. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
72-year-old Bro. Hershell Ford of the Short Mountain Community died Sunday at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He was a member of Amity Baptist Church, and pastor of Wilson Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Laura Blair Ford; one son; Brad Ford, a brother, Henry Ford; and two sisters, Sallie Melton and Mary Daisy Gannon. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman and Nick Pelham will officiate, and burial will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Survivors include his wife, Marie Cripps Ford of Woodbury. Two children and their spouses, James and Marilyn Hale, and Johnny and Donnell Ford, all of Woodbury. Four grandchildren, Chad and Breann Hale, Nick and Leslie Pelham, Taylor Ford and Callie Ford, all of Woodbury. Two great-grandchildren, Bella and Eli Pelham of Woodbury. Two sisters, Sara Moore of Woodbury, and Louise Smithson of Michigan. The family is asking in lieu of flowers, donations please be made to the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and Wilson Hill Baptist Church. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
75-year-old Louise Harris Henderson of Smithville Highway, Sparta, died Sunday at her residence. She was a White County native and was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Katherine Elrod Harris. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alvaree Holland and Donavee Puckett, and a brother, Darnell Harris. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. David Morgan and Chad Bagley will officiate. Burial will follow in the Plainview Cemetery in Cassville. Visitation will take place on Monday after 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Survivors include her husband, Eldon Henderson of Sparta. A daughter and son-in-law, Shawn and Kenneth Rice of Sparta. Two grandsons, Daniel and Dustin Rice. One sister, Hazel Felts also survives along with several nieces and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
24 year old Christopher Allen Hooper of Silver Point died Wednesday at the Medical Center emergency room in Manchester due to injuries in an auto accident. He was a Christian and a member of the National Guard. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Raymond Facemire and paternal grandfather, Joseph Carl Hooper. He is survived by a son, Gavin Hooper of Smithville. Parents, David Hooper of Smithville and Carol Hooper of Florida. Brothers, Greg and his wife Brianna Hooper of Franklin and Jeff Hooper of Florida. One niece and one nephew. Paternal grandmother and step grandfather, Doris Hooper and Emil Flosi of Smithville. maternal grandmother, Hilga Facemire of Florida. Uncles, Dan and his wife Nancy Hooper of Chattanooga and Allen and his wife Susan Facemire of Georgia. An aunt, Diane and her husband Daniel Willis of Nashville. Other family members also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
44 year old Michael Wayne Robinson of Smithville died Wednesday at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He did electrical work and was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. A memorial service will be Monday at 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Carpenter and Sue Puckett Jernigan will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until the service at 6:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Hobert Robinson. Survivors include his mother, Jean Robinson Bailey of Smithville. Sisters, Tommye Lou Robinson Bell of Nashville and Ola Ann Reynolds of Smithville. Nephews, Joshua Bell and Jacob Reynolds. A brother-in-law, Ricky Reynolds of California. Uncles, Harvey Robinson of Alabama and Arvid and his wife Dorothy Turner of Smithville. Aunts, Ruby Easterly of Kentucky and Brenda Ray of Smithville. A host of friends also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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