72 year old Leslie E. LaFever died Thursday at his residence in Franklin. He was born in Baxter to the late Albert and Evie Young LaFever. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Honeywell,Incorporated as a principal service representative. LaFever was also a 1952 graduate of DeKalb County High School. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin. Jim Taylor will officiate and burial will be in Williamson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Ann LaFever of Franklin. A son, Robert LaFever of Franklin, and a brother, Clyde LaFever of Franklin. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
66 year old Leonard Ray Young of McMinnville died Saturday at Raintree Manor. He was a DeKalb County native and a self employed nursery worker. He attended the Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home. Scottie Lawson and Danny Sullivan will officiate and burial will be in the Young Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Young. Survivors include his wife, Pam Myers Young of McMinnville. A step-daughter, Virginia Myers of McMinnville. Three sisters, Christine Clemons and Minnie Medley both of McMinnville and Faye Cantrell of Smithville. Two brothers, Linberg Young and Earl Young both of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.
73 year old Barbra Lois Elrod of the Johnsons Chapel Community died Saturday at the Shannon Dale Health Care Center in Knoxville. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter E. and Anne Welch Cooper; her husband, George W. Elrod, Jr.; and a brother, Robert \"Buddy\" Cooper. Surivors include three sons, Richard and his wife Shari Elrod of Knoxville, Bill Elrod and Charlie Elrod both of Sparta. Five grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Three sisters, Mary Lou Bilbee of West Virginia, Polly Jones of Maryland, and Betty Murphy of Murfreesboro. A sister-in-law, Henry Elrod of Sparta and a brother-in-law, James Elrod, Sr. of Manchester. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
24 year old Jason Lee Lippart of Smithville died Monday in Missouri. He is survived by his mother Betty Murphy Lippart of Smithville, and his father Ramond Lippart II. One brother Raymond Lippart III of Smithville. Two sisters Tina Lippart of Smithville, and Nikki of Michigan. Nieces and Nephews Travis and Jeremy Parrish of Smithville, Audrey and Davis Dickerson of Michigan. One aunt Rachel Caldwell of Smithville. The funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in memory of Jason to help with funeral expenses.
24 year old Jason Lee Lippart of Smithville died Monday in Missouri. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Junior Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in the Wood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his mother, Betty Murphy Lippart of Smithville. His father, Ramond Lippart II. One brother, Ramond Lippart III of Smithville. Two sisters, Tina Lippart of Smithville and Nikki Holtz of Michigan. Nieces and nephews, Travis and Jeremy Parrish of Smithville and Audrey and Davis Dickerson of Michigan. An aunt, Rachel Caldwell of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in memory of Jason to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
88 year old Marshall Hamilton Agee of Alexandria died Thursday at Carthage General Hospital. He was a farmer, a Smith County native, and a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00p.m at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jeff Hicks will officiate and burial will be in the Charles Baird Memorial Cemetery in Hickman. He was preceded in death by his parents Earnest and Willie Ashley Agee, one infant son Delmas Loving Agee, one brother Elmer Agee, sisters-in-law Bettie Johnson, Lee Ette Agee, brothers-in-law Clarence Webster, and John Webster. He is survived by wife Ruth Webster Agee, one daughter Velma Rollins of Nashville. One nephew Jackie Agee. Three sisters-in-law Lorene and her husband Robert Driver of Alexandria, Elsie Pugh of Lebanon, and Tommie Dedmon of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00a.m. until 9:00p.m and Saturday from 10:00a.m. until the time of service. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the Arrangements.
36 year old Pamela Gail Baker Cook of McMinnville died Thursday at River Park Hospital in McMinville of a four month illness. She was a employee of Fedural Mogul, and a member of the Church Of Christ. The Funeral will be Saturday at 2:00p.m. at the chappel of High Funeral Home. Brian Jones and Kenneth W. Kirby will officiate, and burial will be in the Salem Cemetery in Liberty. She is survived by her husband Barry Cook of McMinnville, Parents Charles and Pearline Baker of McMinnville, one daughter Morgan Thaxton of McMinnville, one step-daughter Amanda Cook of Alexandria, one brother and sister-in-law Jeff and Sally Baker of Rock Island, special sister Teresa Brown Isabell of Smithville, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Visitaion will be Friday from 11:00a.m. - 9:00p.m. Saturday from 9:00a.m. - until the time of the service at 2:00p.m. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Cook.
88 year old Nancy Lee Loring of Goodlettsville died Thursday at Vanco Manor Nursing Center in Goodlettsville. The funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
94 year old Lester Layne Griffin of Smithville died Wednesday. He was a native of Wilson County but lived most of his life in DeKalb County. He was a self employed businessman, a Shriner for more than 50 years and an active member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Milton Cemetery. David Turner will officiate. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Hancock Griffin and his parents, Ballard and Mettie Cunningham Griffin. He is survived by his daughter, Lillian Griffin Knight of Murfreesboro. A brother, John Doyle Griffin of Watertown. A sister, Dara Griffin Shaver of Woodbridge, Virginia. Grandchildren, Ronnie and his wife Rosaline Knight, Randy and his wife Debbie Knight, and Ricky and his wife Phyllis Knight. Four great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren survive. Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home in Murfreesboro is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorials be made to Stones River Manor in lieu of flowers.
88 year old Nancy Lee \"Squirt\" Loring of Smithville died Thursday ay Vanco Manor Nursing Center in Goodlettsville. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Terry Little will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Emma Gill Smith and her husband, Charles Loring. Survivors include two daughters, Charlene and her husband Danny Foutch of Mount Juliet and Edie Loring of Georgia. Four sons, Bob Loring of Gallatin, Joe Loring of Hermitage, Mark and his wife Debbie Loring of Smithville, and Michael and his wife Regina Loring of Westmoreland. One step-daughter, Jackie and her husband Dale Bockman of Georgia. Six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and one sister, Lou Linder of Virginia. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the graveside service at 11:00 a.m.