Carol Leigh Huff Lewis age 35 of Dowelltown, passed away Friday evening at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born February 11, 1981 to her parents, the late Johnny Carroll Huff and Ruth Ella McCoy Huff. She was disabled and attended the Snow Hill Baptist Church. Carol is survived by her husband, Christopher Lee Lewis of McMinnville; 2 children, Braxton Scott Linder and Christopher Lee Lewis, Jr. both of Dowelltown; mother, Ruth Huff of Nashville; 2 brothers, Joseph Huff Ray and Johnny Huff Ray both of Smithville; mother-in-law, Shelia Lewis of McMinnville; father-in-law, Herman Lewis of McMinnville; mother-in-law, Sandy Dunn of Dowelltown; sister-in-law, Jennifer Linder of Smithville; brother-in-law, Anthony Lewis of McMinnville. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Steve Puckett officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements
Harvey Peter Fisher age 71 of Alexandria passed away Wednesday night January 25, 2017 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER in Smithville. He was born December 2, 1945 to his parents the late Howard Edward and Virginia Maria Fatz Fisher. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his step-mother: Brenda Fisher; 1 sister: Norene Fisher. Harvey was retired from Air Conditioning & Refrigeration work, farmer, member of St. Gregory's Catholic Church and a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran. Survivors include his wife of 52 years Billie E. Fisher of Alexandria; 2 children: Richard Anthony "Tony" Fisher of Alexandria, Jennifer Dawn Wright of South Carolina; 5 Grandchildren: Kaitlin, Marshia, Kasey, Virginia, William; 6 Great Grandchildren; Twin brother: Howard E. Fisher of Pennsylvania; Sister: Karen Beshearse of Kentucky; Half-brother: Todd Fisher of Kentucky. The family has honored Mr. Fisher's request to be cremated. There are no services planned. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Steve "Pappy" Stanley age 70 of Smithville passed away Monday afternoon at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was born January 3, 1947 to his parents, James Edward Stanley and the late Dean Campbell Stanley. In addition to his mother, he was preceded death by his wife: Lucy Stanley; 1 Son: Stevie Stanley; Sister: Paulette Bain; Brothers-in-law: Aubrey Gunter, Ernest Warren. Steve was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ and a retired truck driver. Survivors include 3 children: Lori (Manuel) Ramirez, Paul (Amy) Stanley, Jamie (Arturo) Ramirez all of Smithville; Father: James Stanley of Smithville; Brother-in-law; Randy Bain of Smithville; Niece; Tammy Moser of Smyrna; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday January 26, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating and burial to follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday from 1 PM until 8 PM and Thursday 10AM until time of the service at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Billy Stephen Braswell age 59 of Liberty, passed away Saturday evening January 21, 2017 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born October 28, 1957 to his parents, Billy and Retha Nell Braswell. Steve was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Martha Young and paternal grandparents, L.D. and Jennie Lee Braswell. He attended the Dowelltown United Methodist Church and was a Christian. He was a mechanic and a cabinet maker. Survivors include 2 children, Quastaia Braswell of Smithville, Aaron Braswell of Lancaster; 2 grandchildren, Kaylee Braswell and Kolby Jacobs; parents, Billy and Retha Nell Braswell of Dowelltown; 4 sisters, Susan Reynolds of Smithville, Becky Thomas (Sam Parker) of Sparta, JoAnn (Tim) Davis of Liberty and Janie (Mark) England of Smithville; long-time special companion, LeAnn Vandergriff of Liberty and her children, Kristin Hutchings and Brittany Vandergriff of Sparta and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Doug Collins and Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 4 PM until 8 PM and Tuesday 9AM until the time of the service at 11AM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, in memory of Steve. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
62 year old Eddie Lattimore of Liberty died Saturday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a mechanic. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Lattimore was preceded in death by his parents, Abe and Pearl Pascal Colwell and father, Edward Lattimore. Survivors include three sisters, Frances Mathis of Dowelltown, Virginia and Paul Caldwell, and Brenda and Ricky Caldwell; three brothers, James Lattimore, Kenneth and Debbie Lattimore, and Johnny and Melinda Lattimore all of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Gideon Bibles.
77 year old Helen Jeanette Keith Redmon of Smithville died Friday at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was retired from Federal Mogul and a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Joel Wood and Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb County Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Evelyn Smith Keith; sister, Carolyn Maynard; brother, Ralph Keith; and two nephews, Keith Maynard and Lee Tracy Maynard. Survivors include a daughter, Jeanette and Jeffery Youngblood of Liberty. Two nieces, Kelly and Greg Heffner of Rockvale and Tavia Keith of Smithville. Nephew, Chad Keith of Smithville and brother-in-law, L.T. Maynard of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
93 year old Mildred Arlene Garrison Briggs died Tuesday at Signature Health Care of Hart County. She was born in Cave City, Kentucky. The funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bob Hunt Funeral Chapel, Cave City with burial in the Camp Ground Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. until the service on Saturday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Milton Briggs; a son, Robert Edward Briggs; and her parents, Lula Belle Isenberg Garrison and Julius Crawford Garrison as well as sisters, Lillian Sowles, Georgia Demmit, Oneda Wright; brothers, Almon Garrison, Bertram Garrison, Willard Garrison, and beloved in-laws, Johnny and Ruby Briggs. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and a faithful member of the Cave City Church of Christ. She retired from Mammoth Cave Manufacturing Company. Survivors include daughters, Susie Delk and Amel of Horse Cave, Janet Woodward and Timmy of Smithville;daughter-in-law, Patricia Briggs of Horse Cave, and son, Jimmy Briggs and Traci of Cave City; grandchildren, Shane London and Jeannie, Kathy Burris and Jeff, Kevin Briggs and Crista, Alex Woodward and Ashby, Travis Woodward, Cynthia Woodward, Makenzie Mohon and Lucas, Shelby Briggs and Addison Briggs; great grandchildren, Zack Burris and Jessica, Jacob Burris, Andrew London and Kelsey, Matthew London, Keenan Briggs and Carmen Briggs; and great great grandchild, Michael Kane London. This information is a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home,
Georgia Lee Merriman age 88 of Smithville, passed away Monday afternoon, January 16, 2017 at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was born October 6, 1928 to her parents the late George and Allie Taylor Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Merriman; 2 daughters Annie Stacy Merriman and Linda Osment; 1 sister Christine Hale. She was a Baptist and a retired shirt factory worker. Survivors include 5 children, Carolyn and (Jimmy) Agee of Smithville, Patricia and (Donald) Canerdy of Alabama, Eddie and (Angela) Merriman of Smithville, Michael and (Myra) Merriman of Smithville, Rachel and (Trent) Phipps of Smithville; 10 Grandchildren, Gidget L. Malone, Ginda Kilgore, Dr. Brian Agee, Kayla Adams, Katie Merriman, Alex Canerdy, Joshua Canerdy, Jacob Canerdy, Haylee Merriman, Haydan Merriman; and 5 Great-Grandchildren, Zach Malone, Kolter Kilgore, Kora Kilgore, Daniel Adams, Lucas Phipps; 1 sister, Clara Dodd; Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday, January 19, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Frank Bratcher and Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 1:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Shirley Ann Fletcher Pedigo age 76 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning, January 16, 2017 at NHC. She was born April 15, 1940 to her parents the late Gene and Lydia Fletcher Perkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry J. Pedigo; 1 son, Richard Jones; granddaughter, Peggy Marie Pascal; great-grandson, Isaiah Church; sister and brother-in-law, J.W. and Hazel White; brothers, Jack, Joe, and Darryl Fletcher. She was a Methodist and worked in housekeeping at NHC. Survivors include 8 children, Billy Jones of Florida, Mary Ann Jones of Virginia, Joyce Ann Jones Lyons of South Carolina, Julie and (Larry) Brown of Smithville, Margie and (Bobby) Hale of Smithville, Patsy and (Stacy) Goodman of Alabama, Willie and (Kathy) Pascal of Smithville, and Larry, Jr. and (Paula) Pedigo of Smithville; 16 Grandchildren and 21 Great-Grandchildren; 1 brother, Billy Fletcher of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Clayton and Bro. Nathan Thomason officiating and burial to follow in Young Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 3:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
98 year old Thelma Durham died Sunday morning at NHC of Smithville. She was born to her parents, the late John and Carrie Waddington in Farwell, Michigan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer to whom she was married for 42 years and a son, Keith of Inglis, Florida. Also three brothers, Louis, Gilbert, and Tim Waddington and a sister, Fern Richards. She is survived by a sister, Helen Kube and her husband Bob of Farwell, Michigan and a son, Gary Durham and his wife Nancy of Smithville. She had six grandchildren, Todd Durham and his wife Dana of Lawrenceville, Georgia; Tami Strong and her husband Frankie of Plant City, Florida, Kari Booth and her husband John of Merritt Island, Florida; Penny Stough of Rosebush, Michigan; Ginger Gulick and her husband Kevin of Marian, Michigan; and Pepper Nichols and her husband David of Lake City, Florida. She also had ten great grandchildren. She was always surrounded by a large, loving family. At her request, there will be no service in Smithville. She will be buried in the Gilmore Township Cemetery in Farwell, Michigan. Along with her parents, her husband and her son, Keith. The cemetery is located across the road from the house in which she was born. Along with all the friends she made in Smithville, the family would like to thank each and every employee of NHC. They made Thelma's last days a joy. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
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