Obituaries

Melissa Lorene Parrish

Apr 28 2016

Melissa Lorene Parrish, age 86, passed away on Monday April 25th. She was born in DeKalb County, TN. And resided in Madison, TN. She was preceded in death by parents Felix Monroe and Martha Jane Trapp of DeKalb County as well as brothers and sisters Jennings Trapp, Toy Trapp, Roy Trapp, Otis Trapp, Walter Trapp, Ann Byrd and Lucille Walden. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, George Douglas Parrish, son Douglas Glenn Parrish (Judy), daughter Sherrie Lynn Thomas (Drew), three grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville, TN with visitation from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday April 29, with services at 2:00 pm. Internment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jewell Dean Vaughn

Apr 27 2016

Mr. Jewell Dean Vaughn of Smithville, TN, (Oak Grove Community) died Tuesday, April 26, 2016. at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. He was born January 01, 1932, in DeKalb County, TN, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Mr. Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Mary Della Adcock Vaughn, sisters Ruby Young and Reba Harris, brothers JD Vaughn, Amos Reed Vaughn, and Gene Vaughn.

Survivors include his wife Rebecca George Vaughn, his daughter and son-in-law Sherry & Russ Mullen, his son and daughter-in-law Terry & Charlotte Vaughn, grandchildren Chelsea, Trevor, and Marcus Vaughn, Ben and Rachel Mullen, and brothers Jimmie Vaughn and Bill Vaughn. Many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Funeral service will be 2:30 PM Friday, April 29, 2016, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Ted Stoffel will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Military grave rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 173 and V.F.W. Post 5064. The Vaughn Family will receive friends Thursday 2 PM until 8 PM and again Friday from 11 A.M. until 2:30 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church, 1701 John Oliver Rd., McMinnville, TN 37110.

On line condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com

24-Hour Obituary Information Line is 931-473-5700

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.

Mason Michael James Snyder

Apr 26 2016
Mason Michael James Snyder

20 month old Mason Michael James Snyder passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Smithville. He was born August 27, 2014 to his parents Samantha Coulson of Smithville and Nicholas Snyder of Kalamazoo, Michigan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by 1 brother, Bentley Coulson; 1 sister, Alexia Snyder; maternal grandparents, Deanglea Doss and Curtis Doss both of Michigan; paternal grandparents, Colleen Snyder and Billy Snyder both of Michigan. The parents have chosen a direct cremation. There will be a memorial service 4:PM Thursday, April 28, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 3:PM until the time of the memorial service at 4:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth "Bud" Medley

Apr 26 2016

Kenneth "Bud" Medley age 92 of Smithville passed away Monday night at his residence. He was born July 20, 1923 to his parents, the late Columbus and Pearl Sypert Medley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 brothers and sisters, Howard Medley, Alfred Medley, Eula Mathis, Bula Maggart, Lucille Fuson, Billy Joe Medley, Robert Medley, Ruth Moulton, Hollis Floyd Medley and Hazel B. Medley. Bud was a U.S. Army Veteran and a farmer. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Nell Terrell Medley of Smithville; 1 brother, Gerald R. Medley of McMinnville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday, April 28, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Larry Elliott officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 4:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

T.J. Hendrixson

Apr 25 2016

T J Hendrixson age 87 of Smithville passed away Monday morning April 25, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. He was born December 7, 1928 to his parents Shag and Elsie Page Hendrixson. In addition to his parents Mr. Hendrixson was preceded in death by his wife Ezzie Lee Hutchings Hendrixson and 1 brother Kenneth Hendrixson. He was a building maintenance supervisor and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held 1:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike Carpenter officiating and burial to follow in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 11:AM until time of service at 1:PM. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Cathy (Bob) Culver of Michigan; 2 grandchildren: Rebecca (David) Culver-Meyn, Robert N. Culver III; 2 great granddaughters: Emma Grace Meyn, Elliana Cathy Meyn; Sisters: Geraldine Cook, Clarine Hendrixson, Yvonne (Doug) Bonner all of Smithville. In addition to flowers the family asked that donations be made to American Cancer Society or Indian Creek Baptist Church Building Fund. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Fuston

Apr 25 2016

74 year old Linda Fuston of Smithville in the Shiny Rock Community died Sunday at her residence. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Jennings and Mammie Bell Allen Lewis; two brothers, Robert Earl and Clyde "Bub" Lewis; and a sister, Mammie Ruth Lewis. Fuston is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bob Earl Fuston; a daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Richard Close; a son and his girlfriend, Tony Fuston and Thena Edwards all of Smithville. A brother and sister-in-law, Hartford and June Lewis of Lebanon. Three sisters and a brother-in-law, Dorothy and Earl West and Annette Elrod all of Murfreesboro and Betty Lattimore of Liberty. Two sisters-in-law, Lucille Lewis of Alexandria and Julia Mae Lewis of Wilson County. Three grandchildren, Trey Fuston and Caden and Conner Close all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive including one special niece, Dana Turner of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mt Herman Baptist Church.

Shannon Dwight Adkins

Apr 18 2016

Shannon Dwight Adkins age 29 of Smithville passed away Sunday morning April 17, 2016 in Kentucky. He was born August 12, 1986 to Daryl Adkins and Tammy Bevins. Shannon was a Glass & Door Installer and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by step grandfather Michael Hollon. Funeral services will be held at 2:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Stacy Jernigan officiating and burial to follow at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 1:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Survivors include 3 children: Addy Adkins and Kollin Adkins both of Pikeville, Ky., and Aubrey Elkins of Morristown, Tn.; Mother: Tammy Bevins (Michael Williams) of Smithville; Father: Daryl Adkins of Pikeville, Ky.; 1 Brother: Ean Dakota Adkins of Wayne Co., Tn; Maternal Grandparents: Paulette Hollon of Cookeville, Gary (Kathy) Bevins of Pikeville, Ky.; Paternal Grandparents: Lois Ailene Adkins of Pikeville, Ky., Don Adkins of Pikeville, Ky.; Numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel, Smithville, TN is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronald Dean Rigsby

Apr 18 2016

Ronald Dean Rigsby, age 55 passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at his brother’s residence in DeKalb County, Smithville, TN . He was born April 1, 1961 to the parents: the late Jewell Brown (Red) Rigsby and Elizabeth Pascal Rigsby. He was a disabled U.S. Air Force Veteran and later worked as a nursery worker and attended the Keltonburg United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers James (Jim) Rigsby and Floyd Lynn Rigsby; sister-in-law, Wanda Rigsby; nephew, Micah Beavert Rigsby; and two nieces, Christie Dawn Miller and Eulalia Rigsby. He is survived by two sisters: Melissa Ann King and Margie Rigsby Miller; and five brothers: Danny Marlin Rigsby, Lloyd Glenn Rigsby, Billy Joe Rigsby, Bob Mitchell Rigsby and twin brother, Donald Gene Rigsby, sisters-in-law, Elaine Rigsby and Debbie Beavert Rigsby; 33 nieces and nephews: Meshia Rigsby Johnson (Jayson Johnson), Danny Rigsby, Jr., Lisa Rigsby, Theresa Rigsby, Kimberly Ann Rigsby, Riley Anthony Bullard, Terry Lynn Bullard, Symantha Bullard Haley (Richard Haley), Jamie Bullard, Melisha Martin, Heather Nicole Rigsby, Aubrey Glenn Rigsby, Christopher Rigsby, Audrey Gayle Thomas (Phillip Thomas), Trina Bullard, Charles Rigsby (Bridget Rigsby), Franklin Ray Rigsby, William Anthony Miller (Jasmine Miller), Jason Lee Miller (Kacy Miller), Benjamin Rigsby (Celina Campbell), Leah Locklear (Stephen Locklear), Hannah Rigsby, Jonathan Rigsby (Lisa Marie Rigsby); several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Jason Miller officiating and burial to follow in Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 1:PM until 9:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Haven of Hope or Lighthouse Christian Camp, in memory of Ronald. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby E. Pettis, Sr

Apr 18 2016

Mr. Bobby E. Pettis, Sr. age 81 of Smithville passed away Sunday afternoon at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Mr. Bob was born February 3, 1935 to his parents the late, Wiley and Sarah Walters Pettis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Wiley Pettis and 1 sister, Martha Nell Prine. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, retired from retail management and was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jeanenne W. Pettis of Smithville; 2 sons, Bobby E. Pettis, Jr. and wife Melissa of Rockvale, TN; Tony R. Pettis of Sparta; 4 grandchildren, Jeanette Richy of Kansas City, MO, Jaclyn Saunders and husband Bryan of Murfreesboro, Eric Pettis of Birmingham, AL and Marissa Pettis of Tullahoma; 2 great-grandchildren, Kevin and Lydia Rey Saunders. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Dr. John Carpenter officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Orville Lykins

Apr 17 2016

Mr. James Orville Lykins age 70 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning at his residence in the Keltonburg Community. He was born January 26, 1946 to his parents, the late William Floyd and Nancy Jane Mulllins Lykins. James was a Labor Foreman. Survivors include 3 children, Mary Wright of Smithville, Kathy Massengil of McMinnville and Anthony Lykins of Smithville; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Emily Budka of Downers Grove, IL. Mr. Lykins request was to be cremated. Memorial services will be conducted 1:00 PM Saturday, April 30, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with visitation from 11:AM until the time of the service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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