Obituaries

Jason Allen Bates

Feb 25 2018
 Jason Allen Bates

Jason Allen Bates age 42 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday February 20, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born January 7, 1976 to his parents, Harlon Lee Bates and Mary Carolyn Page Miller. Jason worked in manufacturing and member of the First Assembly of God in Sparta. He is survived by his mother, Mary Carolyn Miller of Sparta; father, Harlon Bates of Smithville; significant other, Louann Sanders; 2 brothers, Jeffery Lee Bates and Charles Christie Bates and 1 sister, Carol Sue Morse. The family has chosen a direct cremation and services to be announced later. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Debbie Lynn O'Connor

Feb 22 2018
Debbie Lynn O'Connor

Debbie Lynn O'Connor, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. She was born Sunday, February 10, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and Nana. She retired in 2012 after a long career with CNA Insurance. Deborah was preceded in death by her husband, Jere M. O'Connor; father, John D. Parsley; brother, John Richard Parsley. She is survived by her daughters, Stacie (Bill) Peek and Kimberly (David) House; mother, Helen Vandergriff Burt of Alexandria; sister, Vicki Corley of Alexandria; brothers, Phillip (Janice) Parsley and Larry (Mariam) Parsley; grandchildren, Austin, Jordan and Mackenzie. Visitation for Deborah will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Goodlettsville, TN, followed by a Celebration of Life at 1:00 pm with burial in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Shirley Jean Fish Selvey

Feb 21 2018
Shirley Jean Fish Selvey

81 year old Shirley Jean Fish Selvey of Smithville passed away Wednesday at Centennial Medical Center. She was a member of the Smithville Church of God and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Haskel and Jesse Mildred Fish; her husband of 56 years, William Arnold Selvey; brother, Dennis LaVon Fish; and a sister, Teresa Trout. Survivors include five daughters, Yvonne Gilbert, Sherry Hensley, Gail and Ronnie Baines, Sallie Maples, and Norma and Joe Rice all of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, Daniel and Jessica Evans of Georgia, Dana and Jacob Davis, Jason Baines, Corey and Rebecca Dickens, Whitney Maples, Caleb and Carrie Baines all of Smithville, Eric Dickens of Murfreesboro, and Lee and Andrew Stonestreet of West Virginia. Eleven great grandchildren. Five sisters, Donna Williamson of Dayton, Sandra McCoy, Tonya McBrayer, Norma Adkins, and Marsha Gibson all of Kentucky, and four brothers, Randall, Mitchell, Keith, and Gary Fish all of Kentucky. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James R. "Jim" Brown

Feb 21 2018
James R. "Jim" Brown

James R. "Jim" Brown age 66 of Smithville, passed away suddenly Monday, February 19, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was born May 18, 1951 to his parents, the late Robert and Jeanette Patterson Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Wayne and Alice Breer. Jim was a engineer with Siemens, a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Cherie Brown of Smithville; 2 sons, Todd Brown of Huntington, WV and Eric and wife Joy Brown of Portland, TN; 2 grandsons, Ethan Brown and Eli Brown; 2 brothers, David and wife Carla Brown of Florida and Rob and wife Steph Brown of Vermont; 2 brothers-in-law, Danny Breer of Vermont and Wayne and wife Maryann Breer of Vermont; sister-in-law, Marcy and husband, Fran Beede of Vermont; several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends also survive. The family has honored Jim's request to be cremated and will have a private service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made DeKalb Animal Coalition, in memory of Jim. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnnie Ruth Luna

Feb 21 2018
Johnnie Ruth Luna

Johnnie Ruth Luna, 90 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was a devoted member of Johnson's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She was born July 2, 1927 in Sparta to James Tobert Minnear and Johnnie B Stockton Minnear. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tolbert and Johnnie Minnear; sister, Betty Minnear; brothers, Rubert Minnear, Carl Minnear, James Albert "Red" Minnear, James "Zuke" Minnear, and nephews, Ronnie and Bobby Minnear. Survivors include her children, Danny Luna and wife, Mary; Jerry Luna and wife, Debbie; Linda Luna Herman and husband Eddie; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Family will recieve friends from 4pm until 8pm on Wednesday evening, February 21, 2018 and on Thursday from 10am until the time of service. Funeral will be held at 1pm on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta with Gary Farris and Lamar Redmond officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery in the Cassville Community. Pallbearers include; John Herman, Nick Herman, Shannon Luna, Tony Bilbrey, Cody Devillanueva, Jake Jacobs, and Mason Farmer. The family extends their thanks and appreciation to Kindred Hospice and their staff for love and support during the past months.

Connie Ruth Armour

Feb 20 2018
Connie Ruth Armour

69 year old Connie Ruth Armour of Smithville passed away at her residence Monday. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lower Helton The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Barry Whiteaker will officiate and burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Harvey and Juanita Green; husband, Jessie Armour; daughter, Sharon Thomason; sister, Bonnie Hooberry; and two grandsons, Bryan Thomason and Nicholas Reeder. Survivors include a son, John Armour; two daughters, Samanda Armour and Joanie Butler all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Brittney and Nathan Gard, Nathan and Hannah Armour, Kelly Armour, Jonathan Armour, Linda Sue Bain all of Smithville, and Brandy Thomason of Manchester. Nine great grandchildren. Two brothers, Dennis (Denny) Harvey of Greenbrier and Phillip Green of Florida. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in lieu of flowers in her memory to help with burial expenses.

Gracie Lee Henley

Feb 19 2018
 Gracie Lee Henley

Mrs. Gracie Lee Henley was born June 11, 1926 to the late James Thomas and Sarah Neal Curtis and went to her heavenly home on February 18, 2018.

She was also preceded in death by Husband; Smith Henley, Brothers; Monroe Curtis, Johnny Hall Curtis, and Jimmy “Cowboy” Curtis, and Sisters; Mary Cason, Mattie Malone, and Gladys Driver.

Mrs. Gracie is survived by Brothers; Ralph Curtis of Alexandria, TN and Roy D. “Pig” Curtis and wife Linda of Watertown, TN, and Sister; Amy Johnson of Alexandria, TN. Brother-in-Law; Lawrence “Nub” Henley of Dowelltown, TN. Special Friend; Clyde Allen Ray.

Although Gracie had no kids, she was loved dearly by her many nieces and nephews who also survive.

She was a member of the Lower Helton The Baptist Church. Mrs. Gracie worked at the Dowelltown Shirt Factory.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Henley are scheduled to be conducted from the Chapel of Avant Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2PM with Bro. Dennis Wood and Bro. Freddie Curtis officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held at Avant Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3PM until 8PM and again on Wednesday from 11AM until the time of the service at 2PM.

Pallbearers: Tony Fowler, Bennie Curtis, Jeff Curtis, Jason Taylor, Greg Judkins, and Mike Richardson.

AVANT FUNERAL HOME, DIRECTORS.

Lenorea Amanda Mullinax

Feb 19 2018
Lenorea Amanda Mullinax

Lenorea Amanda Mullinax passed away on February 16, 2018 at age 33. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon until the service. The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Josh Brown, is 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery will follow the service. Family will serve as Pallbearers.

Mrs. Mullinax was a Certified Nursing Assistant and a member of Salem Baptist Church. She loved crafting, singing, and writing songs. She is survived by husband Wesley Mullinax, daughter Krissy Michelle Mullinax, father Jerry (Nancy) Heady, mother Melinda Harrison, brother Daniel Lee Heady, step-brother Will (Chasie) Graham, step-sister Tammy (Josh) Keel, grand-parents Georgia Louise Heady Gill and Jack Lee Heady, in-laws Kenneth and Carolyn Mullinax, and numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by grandparents Erna Virginia and Herbert James Henry.

The family wants to thank Amanda’s Special Angels that gave her support and strength: Aimee Bishop, Samantha Pettit, Brandy Chaney, Kelly Hollowell, Julie Greer, Stephanie Russell, Aunt Marie, Chad Bishop, Sandy Robertson, and Camp Bluebird friends. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.

Bobby Glover

Feb 19 2018
 Bobby Glover

Mr. Bobby Glover, age 77, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at his home.

Born Bobby Alson Glover on May 28, 1940 to Herlon “Smiley” Glover, who died December 24, 2001 at the age of 85 and Virginia “Jenny” Smith Glover, who died April 23, 2012 at the age of 91.

He was also preceded in death by Son; Darryl Glover on June 30, 1968, Son-in-Law; Wayne Maynard on March 2, 2009, and Mother-in-Law; Estelle Harris on October 2, 2002.

He married Louise Harris on August 5, 1961. Bobby was saved on July 27, 1963 in a grass lot near his home. He was a member of The Macedonia The Baptist Church in Clubb Springs where he was the song leader for many years and a deacon for 49 years.

He was a 1958 graduate of Gordonsville High School and retired from the Gordonsville Zinc Mine after 30 years of employment.

Mr. Glover is survived by Wife of 56 years; Louise Harris Glover of Gordonsville, TN. Children; Sandra Maynard of Lancaster, TN, Gary (Laurie) Glover of Hickman, TN, Gregg (Lori) Glover of Buffalo Valley, TN. Grandchildren; Amanda (Tanner) Freese, Courtney Maynard, Trevor Glover, Peyton Glover, Connor Glover, Katie Glover, and Caroline Glover. Two Great-Grandchildren; Carlie Maynard and Charlotte Freese. Brother; Jerry (Evelyn) Glover of Algood, TN. Sister; Helen (Rick) Ezell of Lancaster, TN, and Dorothy (David) Elrod of Buffalo Valley, TN. Brother-in-Law; Bobby (Diane) Harris of Tiverton, RI, and Sister-in-Law; Betty Harris of Gallatin, TN.

Funeral Services for Mr. Glover are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1PM with Bro. Tim Bennett and Bro. Gary McBride officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery with Bro. Frank Randolph officiating.

Visitation with the Glover family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday from 1PM until 8PM and again on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of the service at 1PM.

Pallbearers: Tanner Freese, Trevor Glover, Peyton Glover, Connor Glover, Ken Herd, Stacy Herd, Roger Glover.

Honorary Pallbearers: Former coworkers of Jersey-Miniere Zinc.

The Glover family requests memorials in Mr. Bobby’s memory be made to Katie Glover or to Macedonia The Baptist Church.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS

Lucion Nokes

Feb 16 2018
Lucion Nokes

65 year old Lucion Nokes of Temperance Hall passed away Friday at his residence. Nokes was a member of the Temperance Hall Pentecostal Church and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chris McMillen and Bill Fowler will officiate and burial will be in the Tubbs Cemetery in Temperance Hall. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Nayomia Allen Nokes. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Mary Ray Nokes; two children, Jeffery and Brandy Nokes, and Penny and Randy Bouldin all of Temperance Hall. Five grandchildren, Justin Nokes and Sarah Branch of Elmwood, Malayna Nokes, Jake Nokes, and Will Bouldin all of Temperance Hall and Dustin and Michelle Bouldin of Clarksville. Two great grandchildren, Jase Nokes and Ronan Bouldin. Love Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, make donations to CURE PSP.

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