Obituaries

Janie Euline Pitman Pedigo

Aug 13 2017

Janie Euline Pitman Pedigo, of Sparta, passed away at the age of 75, on August 12, 2017, at Senior Lifestyles in Baxter, TN. She was born on February 3, 1942, in White County to Lewis and Sarah Beatrice Pitman. She was a member at O'Connor Church of Christ, and she worked as a machine operator for Smithville Manufacturing until her retirement.

Mrs. Pedigo was preceded in death by her parents; husband James Pedigo; one sister Barbara Jones as well as two brothers, Gene Pitman and Richard (Bob) Pitman.

Survivors include two brothers, Dewey Pitman and wife Linda of Sparta and Royce Pitman and wife Dotty of Sparta. One sister alsosurvives, Katherine Koren and husband Joe of Florida; one brother-in-law, Tim Jones of Sparta.
Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will held 1pm Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in the chapel of Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta with Doyle Crawford officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5pm until 8pm Monday at the funeral home.

Michael William Gaus

Aug 13 2017
Michael William Gaus

Michael William Gaus age 54 of Smithville, passed away Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He worked in cabinetry and was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in McMinnville. Mike is survived by his wife, Annette Rackley Gaus of Smithville; 2 sons, Jason Scott Gaus of Huntsville, AL and Adam William Gaus of Smithville. Graveside services and interment will be conducted 5 PM Monday, August 14, 2017 at Whorton Springs Cemetery with Pastor David McMinn officiating. Visitation with the family will be Monday 3 PM until 4:45 PM at which time Mr. Gaus will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. 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.

Ernest C. “Junior” Mashburn, Jr

Aug 11 2017

Mr. Ernest C. “Junior” Mashburn, Jr., 64, of Smithville died August 10, 2017. He was born in Alabama on May 24, 1953. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest C. Mashburn, Sr. and Mildred Louise Cox Mashburn. Also, preceded by his first wife, Joann Mashburn; a brother, Joe Mashburn; a sister, Edith Spurlock; and by four grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Jessie “Peanut” Mashburn of Smithville; sons, Ray Mashburn of Smithville, Joel Lee Mashburn of Trousdale County, Bobby Joe Mashburn of Shelbyville; step-sons, Jeremy Alan Lane of Smithville and Derrick Wayne Lane of Bradyville; daughters, Lisa Moody of Woodbury, Rachel Mashburn of Woodbury, Brenda Lee Fulton of Kentucky; step-daughters, Jessica Lane (Lonnie Brown) of Dowelltown and Ceysha (Doug) Berger of New York; brothers, James Mashburn of Smithville, Jerry Mashburn of Woodbury, and Charles Gene Mashburn of Alabama; sisters, Kathy Gulley, Linda McNeese, and Sue Grayson all of Alabama; twenty five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Mashburn was a hard worker. During his life, he did many things including working at saw mills, boat repair, and Wolf’s Tree Service. He was a loving husband, always treating his wife with respect. He loved going to yard sales to pick up deals for fun and to make a little money. He was talented with his hands. He made rings from coins and made many unusual things with wood. One of his pass-times was going fishing. Spending time with family was important to him. He attended the Church of Jesus. Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Woodbury on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 2-8 pm. Funeral services will be Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2 pm in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Brad Murphy will officiate. Interment will be in Hale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to assist with funeral expenses by contacting Smith Funeral Home. Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

Brenda Clayton Trapp

Aug 10 2017
Brenda Clayton Trapp

Brenda Clayton Trapp age 76 of the Snow Hill Community, passed away Wednesday morning, August 9, 2017 at St. Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta. She was born August 23, 1940 to her parents, the late Floyd Clayton and Edith Davis Clayton Seals. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Roy Seals; husband, Donald Trapp; 1 great-grandson; 1 sister, Rebecca Clayton Pedigo. Brenda was a member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church and a retired factory worker. She leaves to cherish her memory: 7 children, Steve Trapp, Barry (Cheryl) Trapp, Teresa (Scott) Brown and Cindy Twilla (John Allen) all of Smithville, Judy (Robert) Underwood of Murfreesboro, Molly Trapp of Smyrna and Clarence (Diane) Trapp of Dowelltown; 15 grandchildren, Steve Trapp, Jr., Stephanie Nash, Ginger Trapp, Brian Trapp, Justin Trapp, Brad Trapp, Kevin Twilla, Kelli Davis, Alex Underwood, Darren Crawford, Lindsey Stillwell, Hailey Thweatt, Amber Clayborn, Anna Trapp Dillard and Allyson Trapp; 26 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Debra (Tony) Miller of GA; 2 brothers, Kenneth (Ellen) Clayton of Smithville and Perry (Dana) Clayton of Crossville; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services celebrating Brenda's life will be 2 PM Saturday, August 12, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Clayton, Rev. Kevin Twilla and Bro. Perry Clayton officiating and burial will follow in Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 10 AM until 8 PM and Saturday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Life Care Center of Sparta for the love and care shown to our Mother, during these last few months of her life. During her time at Life Care, she met and developed a special friendship with Sharon Hall, with whom we give special honor. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond Nelson Caldwell

Aug 9 2017
Raymond Nelson Caldwell

61 year old Raymond Nelson Caldwell of Smithville died Tuesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a member of the Pomeroy Chapel Brethren in Christ Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Caldwell. Survivors include his wife, Linda Caldwell; a son, Tyler and Lyndsey Caldwell; a daughter, Abbey and George Roller; sons, Greg Cripps and Jason Cripps; grandchildren, Ava Caldwell, Madison Cripps, Jacob Cripps, Evans Cripps, Kerrigan and Alanis Cripps; mother, Marilyn Caldwell; brothers, Jimmy and Debbie Reeder, Frankie and Rita Caldwell; sister, Patricia and Donnie Bratcher all of Smithville. Several uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, Donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.

Carl Stanton Young

Aug 5 2017

Mr. Carl Stanton Young, age 83 of Goleta, California, formerly of Sparta, Tennessee, passed away August 2, 2017.

Mr. Young was born February 25, 1934 in DeKalb County to the late Oscar & Ollie Mae Adcock Young. He was a locksmith. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his loving wife Charlotte Louise Young; son Michael Stanton Young; brothers Calbert, Barnett and Harold Young; sisters Ruth Taylor, Clayton Cope and a son-in-law Mark Warrick.

Survivors include his children, Carl Douglas (San Juana) Young of Sparta, Stephen (Holly) Moore of California, Linda Warrick of Colorado and Cheryl (Boyd) Moore-Hernandez of California.

Sisters and brother: Edmonda Stephens, Dora (Dan) Cummings and Oscar "Jr" Young all of Sparta

Sister-in-law: Nora Young of Smithville

Nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00pm Saturday, August 12, 2017 from the Indian Mound Baptist Church with burial in Indian Mound Cemetery in DeKalb County. The family will receive friends from 11:00am until time of the service at the church. Carl's grandson Jarred Young will officiate.

Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Janice Hicks

Aug 4 2017
Janice Hicks

Janice Hicks age 67 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning, August 3, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center. She was born August 15, 1949 to her parents, the late Earl German and Mary Adamson Hicks. Janice worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart and was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church. Survivors include 2 daughters, Shannon Williams of Morrison and Cristy (Doug) Judkins of Smithville; 5 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Linda Jackson of Ashland City and Cherry Petty of Bluff Springs. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Monday, August 7, 2017 at New Life United Pentecostal Church with Bro. Dwayne Cornelius and Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Poplar Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday from noon until the time of the service at 2 PM, at the Church. 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.

Elmus Johnson

Aug 2 2017
Elmus Johnson

75 year old Elmus Johnson of Smithville passed away Wednesday at his residence. He was a member of Trinity Assembly of God and a retired owner of Smithville Food Mart. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral. Michael Campbell and Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 3-8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Johnson; parents, Lonnie and Gladys Wright Johnson; and two brothers, Leamon and Kenneth Johnson. Survivors include two sons, Jayson and Meshia Johnson and Brad Johnson of Smithville. Grandchildren, Karen Johnson of Smithville, Lydia Price of Lebanon, and Christopher Price of Georgia. A great grandchild, Brantley Brooks and five sisters-in-law, Betty Jo and Aubrey Wright, Mildred Johnson, Jessie Mae Johnson all of Smithville, Willette Hale of Alexandria, and Joyce Hale of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations can be made to Haven of Hope or the Independent Cancer Research Foundation.

Chris Sean Young

Aug 2 2017

Chris Sean Young age 22 formally of Smithville passed away on July 23, 2017 in California. He was preceded in death by his biological mother, Cindy Fox Riddle; uncle John Bowlin; maternal great-grandparents, David and Tursey Jennings. He was self-employed. Survivors include his maternal grandparents, Penny and Kenzie Seals of Rogersville, TN; sisters, Haley Riddle of Greenville; great-aunt, Lola Callahan of Chuckey; adoptive father and mother, Darryl and Kimberly Young of Smithville; adoptive siblings, Elizabeth Atnip, Keith Carter and Samara Morgan all of Smithville and Joe Jones of Michigan; 2 nieces and 5 nephews and many friends. The family has honored Chris's request to be cremated. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 6 PM until 7 PM, with a Memorial Service at 7 PM with Bro. Dwayne Cornelius officiating. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the local arrangements.

Jacky Dale Beckham

Aug 2 2017

Jacky Dale Beckham age 61 of Smithville passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at his residence. He was born June 27, 1956 to his parents, the late Ralph and Shirley Scruggs Beckham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Shawn Beckham. Jacky volunteered with God's Pantry and was affiliated with the Sink Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by 1 son, Chris Beckham of Mt. Juliet; 5 grandchildren, Jordan, Hannah, Amber, Carter and Caden; 3 cousins, Libby, Gary and Ralph Rich. Graveside services will be conducted 2 PM Thursday, August 3, 2017 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Thomas Hale officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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