88 year old Henry Wade Reynolds of Alexandria died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a DeKalb County native and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service time. Reynolds was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Dewey Reynolds and Thelma Willoughby and his wife of 68 years, Dolores Reynolds. He is survived by sons, Bobby Sherrell and wife Carolyn Reynolds and Jeff and wife Barbara Reynolds all of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Dana and Matt McKinney and David and Monica Reynolds all of Alexandria and Jeffrey David and Danielle Reynolds and Tim and Jenna Reynolds all of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Cadence Reynolds, Tatum Reynolds, Dallas Reynolds, Kelby Milton, Kinsey Cooper, Levi Reynolds, and Molly Reynolds. Great great grandchild, Maverick Knight. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Mount Zion Cemetery Fund in his memory.
91 year old Freda Rose Haynes Cantrell of Smithville passed away Friday night, Aug. 21st at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville 1st United Methodist Church & was former owner/operator of Bridgeway Motel. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. A graveside service will be held on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at 11am at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Bro. Terry Litte will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4-8pm & Monday from 9am-10:45am. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Sie Cantrell, parents-Charlie & Bonnie Hendrixson Haynes & Son- Ronnie Cantrell. Survivors include 1 Daughter- Linda & Freddy Colvert of Smithville. 1 Son- Rick & Martha Ann Cantrell of Murfreesboro. 7 Grandchildren- Norris Colvert, Gayla & Farron Hendrix, & Leah & Jeff Ingram of Smithville. Lindsay & Josh Decker, & Vince Cantrell of Murfreesboro. Clay Cantrell of Ohio. Hayley Cantrell of Mount Juliet. 8 Great Grandchildren-Ali, Abi, and Lee Hendrix, Kevin Colvert, Ethan & Eli Cantrell, Logan & Brynn Decker. 1 Sister-Ione Keith of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Bobby Lowe "Blue" Hayes age 68 of Dowelltown passed away Friday night at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was born June 26, 1947 to his parents, the late J.T. and Irene Davis Hayes. He was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and the National Spotted Saddle Horse Association, a U.S. Army Veteran. Bobby retired form the Corp of Engineers and currently was employed at Advance Auto. He is survived by his wife of 40 yrs. Shirley Hayes of Dowelltown; 1 son, Joel Hayes of Dowelltown; 1 daughter, Lora (Tony) Hortert of Murfreesboro; 3 grandchildren, Christian, Garrett and Rachel Hortert; 1 sister, Barbara (Richard) Harris of Macon, GA; 1 sister-in-law, Marcia (Bobby) Mayo of Woodbury. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, August 24, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bryan Jones officiating. Visitation will be Sunday 2:PM until 8:PM and Monday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Virginia Young Gill of Silver Point died Thursday night at McArthur Manor in Manchester. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club of Silver Point and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was also a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church and was a former ladies fashion buyer for Sears and Roebuck. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Herb Leftwich will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. Gill was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Waymon (Cotton) Gill; parents, Charles and Bertie Turner Young; three brothers and a sister. Survivors include four children, Glenda and husband Buster Bush of Manchester, Gary and wife Carolyne Gill of Gainesboro, Gordon and wife Brenda Gill of Lebanon, and Gray and wife Hatty Gill of Cookeville. Seven grandchildren, Dr. Brian and Belinda Bush of Brentwood, Lisa and David Young of Manchester, Gregory and Tracey Gill of Lebanon, Ginger and Rodney Griffin of Knoxville, Byron and Katrina Gill of Lebanon, Heather and Dr. Jeff Livingston of College Grove, and Amy and Shea Callahan of Cookeville. Seventeen great grandchildren. One sister, Marie Colvert of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Evelyn Young of Hendersonville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wolf Creek Baptist Church at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home or 3378 Wolf Creek Road, Silver Point, TN 38582 or to a charity of your choice in memory of Ms. Virginia.
Dawn Allison Clayton age 52 of Smithville passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 18, 2015 at her residence. She was born October 3, 1962 to her parents, Joh and Minta DeYoung DeVries. Dawn was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Clayton. She was a Jehovah's Witness and Disabled. Survivors include her parents, John and Minta DeVries of Smithville; 3 brothers, John DeVries of Smithville, Randall (Sherry) DeVries of Woodbury, Eric (Melonie) DeVries of Dowelltown; 1 sister, Jenny (Glenn) Evans of Smithville; several nieces and nephews; 3 sisters-in-law, Valarie (Dennis) Leasure of Smithville, Jodie Jones of Smithville, and Diana (Ted) Sokol of Massachusetts; 2 brothers-in-law, John Teed of Virginia and Jeremy Clayton of Dowelltown. Memorial Services will be conducted 4:PM Saturday, August 22, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Glenn Evans officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2:PM until the time of the memorial service at 4:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
45 year old Tracy Lee Caplinger of Auburntown died Thursday at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. He was owner of L & C Sporting Goods, an avid outdoorsman, and member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church. Dusty Desimone will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Caplinger was preceded in death by his father, Donnie Caplinger; maternal grandparents, Walter and Joyce Haas; and paternal grandparents, Monroe and Hazel Caplinger. Survivors include his wife Jeanna Brown Caplinger; two daughters, Kayna and Kayley Caplinger all of Auburntown. Parents, Hugh and Linda Haas Lawrence of Smithville. A brother, Rusty and Ginger Caplinger of Dowelltown. A sister, Mitzi and Paul Stouder of Smithville. Father and mother-in-law, Jim and Darnell Brown of Liberty. A brother-in-law, Jason and Jennifer Brown of Auburntown. Several nieces, nephews, and friends survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. Donations may be made to the West Main Baptist Church Wholly Fed Fund, in lieu of flowers.
Mr. Carl McBride of Smithville passed away Thursday morning, August 20, 2015 at his daughter's home in Hermitage. He was born November 18, 1933 in Temperance Hall to his parents the late, Bud and Eunice Scott McBride. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 son, Ronnie McBride; 1 daughter, Patricia Gail McBride; grandson, Andrew McBride Ferris. Carl attended The Gathering in Smithville and worked with Purity Dairies for 36 years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances McBride of Smithville; 2 daughters, Cindy (Grover) Moss of Hermitage and Angie (Robert) Havener of Nashville; 1 grandson, Jonathan Powell of Nashville; 1 great-grandson, Evan Powell; 2 brothers, Charles (Marie) McBride of Brentwood and John (Mary) McBride of Mt. Juliet; nieces, Pam, Beverly, Sharon, and Melissa and 1 great-niece, Wendy. Funeral services for Carl will be conducted 1:PM Saturday, August 22, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jimbo Eddins officiating and interment to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 3:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Beckett Tucker Melching, the eleven-day-old son of Bobby and Martha Melching of Smtihville passed away at Vanderbilt on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. A private graveside service for family members only will be on Thursday at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by brother, Knox Robert Melching, Paternal great grandfather, Eldon Baker, paternal great grandparents, Dean and Marilyn Melching, Paternal Great uncle, John Baker, Maternal great grandparents, Casto and Josie Puckett, and Maternal cousin, Josiah Graden Kirksey. In addition to his parents, Beckett is survived by his twin sister, Lorilai Melching of Smithville, Paternal Grandparents: Darren and Lori Melching of White House Maternal Grandmother: Gail Kirksey of Smithville, Maternal grandfather: Howard and his wife Carol Kirksey of Tullahoma, Paternal great grandmother: Betty Kowalski of Loup City, Nebraska, Maternal great grandmother: Betty Kirksey of Murfreesboro, Paternal great great grandmother: Esther Baker of Nebraska, Paternal Aunt: Melissa Melching of Cleveland, Paternal Uncles: Brian Melching of Cookeville, Benjamin Melching of White House, and John Melching of USMC, Maternal Uncle: Graden and wife Sabrina Kirksey of Smithville and their children, Silas and Ella Kirksey. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Monroe Carrol Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Mr. William Eli "Bill" McClain age 76 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning at his residence. He was born February 8, 1939 to his parents, the late Joe and Pearl Turner McClain. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances McClain; daughter, Tonya McClain; 3 brothers, George Lewis McClain, Cecil McClain, Jimmy McClain; 2 sisters, Anita Rackley and Marie Turner. Mr. McClain was a member of Old Fashioned Freewill Baptist Church and retired from Reichhold Chemical Company and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Survivors include 3 children, Teresa Lynn (Dennis) Sisco of Murfreesboro, William Todd (Melissa) McClain of Eagleville and Dennis Lee McClain of Smithville; 2 grandchildren, Jonathan and Jessica Sisco; 5 sisters, Joann Stuber of Florida, Jane Certain, Georgia McCorkle and Mae Prater all of McMinnville and Mary Jernigan of Manchester; 1 brother, James McClain of Woodbury. Mr. McClain's request was to be cremated. There will be a memorial service held Thursday at 1:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial of his cremains will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Sue Williams Eaton age 82 of Lebanon and a native of Alexandria departed this life August 15, 2015 at her home. She was taken and received by heavenly angels, to include the love of her life, her husband Ed, and returned to her Father’s home. As a special gift from God, she was delivered on September 26, 1932 to Willie Austin and Laura Frances Oakley Williams. Mama Sue was a devout and loving housewife to her husband Ed, whom she has joined after a year’s absence. Today she celebrates he Father’s presence and the reunion of her husband.
She owned and operated Sue’s Beauty Shop for over fifty-five years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Ed; sister, Frances Evelyn Williams. Sue was blessed with three wonderful sons who survive: Edward (Linda) Eaton, Randy “BoBo” (Debbie Jo) Eaton, Mike Eaton; grandchildren: Katie (Jeremy) Pitman, Mary Grace (Justin) Page, Randy Eaton, Jeremy (Jane) Howard; great-grandchildren: Kinley and Blaine Pitman, Kaia and Abegayle Howard; special friends: Peggy Ryan, Bettie Lou Neely, Vivian Mann, Marie Jones, and her precious four legged girl, Martina.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 1 p.m. from the Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave. with Pastor John Hunn and Associate Pastor Tom Suiter officiating. Interment – Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Temperence Hall. Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Steven Neely, Billy Willoughby, Richard Harper. Active Pallbearers: David, Will, and Mark Litchford, Russell Ryan, Mark Willoughby, Denton Hunt. Visitation Wednesday 2-7 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo and Thursday 11 Noon – 1 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements.
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