Miscellaneous DeKalb County, Tennessee Obituaries

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  John M. Hancock

  Funeral services were held for Mr. John M. Hancock, 74, of Liberty, February 12 at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bro. Charles Olson officiated with burial following in the Sycamore Cemetery. 
  Mr. Hancock died February 10 at Centennial Hospital in Nashville. He was a retired farmer and a member of Sycamore Baptist Church.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, Valter R. and Nonnie C. Hancock; two brothers, Reed and Ben Hancock; two sisters, Nell Hancock and Jane Phelps.
  He was survived by two sisters, Betty Sue Hancock of Liberty, and Ruth Cripps of Old Hickory; two brothers, Alfred Hancock of Smithville and Will Hancock of Whitwell.
  Pallbearers were Tommy Cripps, Tony Hancock, Jackie Phelps, Alfred Hancock Jr., Philip Hancock and Jack Pugh.
  DeKalb Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Jerry Wayne Reeder 

  Funeral services were held for Mr. Jerry Wayne Reeder, 49, of Keltonburg, February 25 at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bro. Michael Hale officiated with burial following at Whorton Springs Cemetery.
  Mr. Reeder died February 22. He was a farmer and attended the Church of Christ.
  He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Edward Reeder; a brother, Billy, and a sister, Judy Reeder.
  He is survived by his wife, Kathy Reeder of Smithville; his mother, Mildred Reeder of Smithville; a very special nephew, Jason Reeder George of Smithville; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Hank George of Smithville, Lois and Duane Russell of Granite Falls, NC. and Doris and Tommy J. Beckham of Smithville; one brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Barbara Reeder of Smithville; one uncle, Robert Reeder of Smithville; father-in-law, John B. Herman of Dibrell; one sister-in-law, Anita Martin of McMinnville; five brother-in-laws, Jack Herman of Smithville; Bobby Herman, John Edward Herman, Kenneth Herman, and Paul Turner all of McMinnville; one niece, Joyce Turner of McMinnville; and one nephew, John Turner of McMinnville.
  Pallbearers included Jimmy Hendrixson, Kevin Sanders, Gary Prater, Tim Pyles, Jimmy Davis and Bruce Medley. Honorary pallbearers included Jason George, Mark Herman, Jeff Herman, John Lewis Herman, John L. Turner, Kevin Herman, Tommy Herman, and Josh Beckham.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001
 

Blanche M. Levanowicz 

  Funeral services were held for Ms. Blanche M. Levanowicz, 91, of Smithville and formerly of Michigan, February 24 at the Walburn Chapel of Sytsema Funeral Home in Muskegon, MI. Burial was held following services in the Lakeview Cemetery in Irons, Michigan. 
  Ms. Levanowicz died February 19 at Baptist DeKalb Hospital. She was retired from Michigan Spring Company in Muskegon, Michigan, and a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Magdaline K. Alisaukas; her husband, Joseph Levanowicz; and one son, Buddy Spoffard.
  She is survived by two sons, Joseph Levanowicz of Liberty and William "Billy" Spoffard of Irons, MI.; one sister, Margie Gronskis of Irons, MI.; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
  DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the local arrangements. Sytsema Funeral Home, Walburn Chapel was in charge of the arrangements. 
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Eathel Tramel Driver 

  Funeral services were held for Ms. Eathel Tramel Driver, 87, of Dowelltown, February 20 at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bro. Kenneth Tramel and Bro. Author Redmon officiated with burial following at Whorton Springs Cemetery. 
  Ms. Driver died February 18 at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro following a short illness. She was a retired factory worker, homemaker, and a member of the Cooper's Chapel Baptist Church.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, William Joe and Minnie Ada Pack Tramel; and her husband, Dawson Driver.
  She is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Willie J. and Emma Tramel of Murfreesboro; three nephews, L.C., Billy, and Jerry Tramel; and three nieces, Effie Lee Ellis, Linda Mabry, and Helen Young.
  Pallbearers were L.C. Tramel, Billy Tramel, Jerry Tramel, Larry Tramel, Nathan Mabry and Dennis Mabry.
  DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001
 

Sammie Dell Maxwell Knott 

  Funeral services were held for Mrs. Sammie Dell Maxwell Knott, 73, of Smithville, February 24 at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bro. Dan Gulley officiated with burial following in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery.
  Mrs. Knott died February 22 at her residence following a short illness. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, Alger and Zelma Puckett Maxwell; a brother, Lloyd Maxwell; and a sister, Lois Malone.
  She is survived by her husband, Robert Knott of Smithville; one daughter, Diane Long of Locust Park, AL.; one son, Larry Knott of Smithville; one brother, Boyd Maxwell of Smithville; four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
  Pallbearers were Gary Malone, Phillip Malone, Tim Panter, Clay Farler, Josh Adcock, and Robert LeFevre.
  DeKalb Funeral Chapel of Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001
 

John Lee Lamberson

  Funeral services were held for Mr. John Lee Lamberson, 76, of Watertown, February 26 at the Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown, TN. Rev. Jimmy Atnip and Rev. James G. Williams officiated with burial following at the Wilson Co. Memorial Park.
  Mr. Lamberson died February 24 at his residence. He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union No. 572, Comer Lodge No. 417 F&AM, a US Army veteran, and a member of the Baptist church.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Ola Rowland Lamberson; a brother, Cordell Lamberson; and a sister, Lorene Bates.
  He is survived by his wife, Georgia Cowan Lamberson; one son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Vickie Lamberson of Watertown; three grandchildren, Adam, Kendra and Alex Lamberson; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Martha Lamberson of Temperance Hall and Toney and Hazel Lamberson also of Temperance Hall.
  Pallbearers were Earl Coe Hasty, Kenneth Christian, Jackie Martin, Bob Pharris, and R.B. Cowan. Honorary pallbearers were Linwood Road and Roberts Road neighbors.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001
 

Marie Lynn Griffith McBride 

  Funeral services were held for Ms. Marie Lynn Griffith McBride, 36, of McMinnville and formerly of Smithville, February 26 at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bro. Dean Northcutt officiated with burial following at Smyrna Cemetery in Warren County.
  Ms. McBride died February 24 at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was self-employed and was a Protestant.
  She was preceded in death by her brother, Jimmy Griffith; her maternal grandfather, Clarence Neal; and her paternal grandparents, Leonard and Virgil Braswell Griffith.
  She is survived by her daughter, Lynesse Danielle McBride of McMinnville; mother, Bobbie Jean Neal Houk of Smithville; father, S.B. Griffith of Madison; three sisters, Deborah Page and Teresa Griffith of McMinnville and Melissa Culwell of Smithville; three brothers, Charles Griffith of Alexandria, James and Maurice Griffith of Smithville; and maternal grandmother, Nancy Lillian Neal of Smithville.
  Pallbearers included Bruce Neal, Bryon Neal, Greg Neal, Ronnie Neal, John Rice and Doug Merriman.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

 Vennie Clara Snyder

Funeral services for Mrs. Vennie Clara Snyder, 101, of Lebanon and formerly of Smithville, were held April 22 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Bro. Terry Fesler officiated with burial following in Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Snyder died April 20, 2001, at Quality Care Health Center of Lebanon. She was a member of the Indian Creek Memorial Baptist Church at Hurricane Ridge.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Haskel Snyder; her parents, Robert and Ora Reynolds Hendrixson; one daughter, five sons, and two granddaughters.
She is survived by her daughter, Elsie Bennett of Watertown; one son, Dean (Nell) Snyder of Smithville; 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren, and five daughter-in-laws.
Hunter Funeral Home of Watertown was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Oakley Haggard Summers

Funeral services for Mrs. Oakley Haggard Summers, 84, of Smithville, were held April 17 at the First United Methodist Church. Bro. Leland Carden and George Lawton officiated with burial following at Ponder Cemetery.
Mrs. Summers died April 15, 2001, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah and Talpha Johnson Haggard; and her husband, P. E. Summers.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Mary Nell Summers of Smithville; a daughter and son-in-law, Sallie and Greg Lewis of Brentwood; two grandsons, John Summers of Smithville and Greg Lewis of Brentwood; four granddaughters, Molly Summers Parker of North Carolina, Anne Lawton of Alabama, Miriam Kate Summers of Smithville, and Mary Lewis of Brentwood; two brothers, Archie Haggard of Georgia and Dale Haggard of Ohio.
Pallbearers were Bruce Haggard, Jerry Winfree, Houston Hefner, Luther Beam, Johnny King and Loyd Vanatta.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Clarence Wilbur Taylor

Funeral services for Mr. Clarence Wilbur Taylor, 83, of Smithville, were held April 14 at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Sister Serita Martin and Bro. Billy Hale officiated with burial following at Mt. Holly Cemetery.
Mr. Taylor died April 12, 2001, at NHC Health Care Center. He was a retired farmer and construction worker. He was also a member of the Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nisha and Pearl Bates Taylor.
He is survived by his wife, Inez Taylor of Smithville; two daughters, Peggy Ferrell of Smithville and Debbie Baird of Portland, TN.; three grandchildren, Ronnie Ferrell Jr. of Smithville, Gracie Hayes of Liberty, and Sonja Murell of Oklahoma; five great grandchildren; one brother, Walter Taylor of Lebanon; and two nephews.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Ferrell Jr., Tim Hayes, John Hilton, Joey Maxwell, Chris Stanley, and Richard Judkins.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Ruth Maxwell

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Maxwell, 71, of Smithville and a native of Putnam County, were held April 19 at DeKalb Funeral Home. Bro. Dan Gulley officiated with burial following at Ponder Cemetery.
Mrs. Maxwell died April 17, 2001, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of the Phillipi Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gordon and Alma Nell Carr Sutton; her husband, James Loyd Maxwell; one brother, Clyde "Buddy" Sutton; one grandaughter, Deanna Taylor; and one great granddaughter, Olivia Grace Taylor.
She is survived by one daughter, Jean Taylor of Smithville; two sons, Terry and Buzzy Maxwell of Smithville; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; and special friend, Danny "Pee Wee" Adams of Smithville.
Pallbearers were Larry Knott, Gary Malone, Clay Farler, Billy Sutton, Danny Sutton, and Eddie Taylor.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Edna "Ruth" Adcock Taylor

Funeral services for Ms. Edna "Ruth" Adcock Taylor, 76, of Smithville, were held June 19 at Love-Cantrell Funeral Chapel. Bro. Glynn Roy Love and Bro. David Frazier officiated with interment following at Indian Mound Cemetery.
Ms. Taylor died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of Indian Mound The Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar W. and Ollie Mae Adcock Young; two husbands, J.C. Adcock, and Ed Taylor; two brothers, Calbert and Barnett Young.
She is survived by two daughters, Doreda Davidson of Jonesboro, GA. and Jenean O'Neal of Nashville; three grandchildren, Patrick Davidson, Nicole Ledford, and Richard Tubbs; two great grandchildren, Justin and Jacob Davidson; one step daughter, Barbara Prater of Carthage; one step son, Jerry Taylor of Smithville; two step grandchildren; three sisters, Edmona Stephens of Sparta, Clayton Cope of Sparta, and Dora Cummings of Sparta; three brothers, Carl Young of Santa Barbara, CA., Harold Young and Oscar Young Jr. both of Sparta.
Pallbearers included Stephen Luna, John Cloyd, Carl Douglas Young, Mark Young, Jeff Young, Deron Cummings, Chuck Knowles and Timothy Vanderpool.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home of Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Thelma Evelyn Young

Funeral services for Ms. Thelma Evelyn Young, 78, of Smithville, were held June 23 at the Love-Cantrell Funeral Chapel. Bro. Jonathon Watson officiated with burial following at DeKalb Memorial Gardens.
Ms. Young died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital. She was a retired Kingston Timers employee and a member of Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hershel and Lizzie Harmon Hibdon. She is survived by three daughters, Sammye Frazier, Elizabeth Smith, both of Smithville, and Brenda McBride of Evansville, IN; three sons-in-law, Glenn Frazier and Carl W. Smith, both of Smithville, and Elzie McBride Jr. of IN.; six grandchildren, Jonathon Frazier of Laverne, Carmille Cook of Evansville, IN., Christie Young, Barry Atnip, and Will Frazier all of Smithville; and Martie Skaw of Clarksville; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Opaline Love of Smithville; and one step-mother, Milas Hibdon of McMinnville.
Pallbearers included Chris Cook, Barry Atnip, Justin Atnip, Jonathon Frazier, Will Frazier, Mitch Skaw, Dennis Young and Ryan Young.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home of Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001
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Ella Mai Hobbs

Funeral services for Ms. Ella Mai Hobbs, 95, of Smithville, were held June 21at the Love-Cantrell Funeral Chapel. Bro. Leonard Herman officiated with burial following at Mt. Ararat Cemetery.
Ms. Hobbs died Monday, June 18, 2001, at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Garney and Victoria Bain Ashford; her husband, Houston Hobbs; one daughter, Juanita Hobbs Ferrell; and two sons, Arnold and Sammy Joe Hobbs.
She is survived by one daughter, Oleda Hale of Smithville; three sons, Harrison Hobbs of Chicago, Ill., Bill Hobbs of Smithville; and John Hobbs of Liberty; 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and 11 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Eliza Anderson of Watertown and Josie Bly of Lebanon; and one sister-in-law, Lela Mai Hobbs of White House.
Pallbearers included Doyle Hobbs, Roger Hobbs, Wilburn Hobbs, Steven Hobbs, Josh Hobbs, Kevin Strawser, Jerry Herman and Jarron Dodd.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home of Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Sybil Dickens Gentry

Funeral services for Mrs. Sybil Dickens Gentry, 70, of Elmwood, TN., and a Smith County native, were held June 22 at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home. Elder Ricky Hall and Elder Charles Allen Gentry officiated with interment following at Gordonsville Cemetery.
Mrs. Gentry died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at University Medical Center of Lebanon. She was a teacher with the Smith County Public Education System for 42 years and a member of the Maggart United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Elvia Doin Maggart and Horace Dewey Dickens.
She is survived by her husband, Benjamin Harrison Gentry Jr. of Elmwood; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Carol Gentry of the Difficult Community; one granddaughter, Mellicent Grigg; one sister, Carolyn Dickens Williams of Smithville; and several nieces and nephews.
Bass Funeral Home of Gordonsville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Mildred Johnson Trump

Graveside services will be held for Mrs. Mildred Johnson Trump, 84, of Maryland and a native of DeKalb County, Saturday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at Johnson's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in DeKalb County. Sterl Paramore will be officiating.
Mrs. Trump died June 19, 2001, in Bethesda, Maryland. She was cremated and a memorial service was held there Thursday, June 21.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Sally Coe Johnson.
She is survived by her husband, Earl Trump Sr. of Bethesda, Maryland; one son, Earl Trump Jr. of Frederick, Maryland; five sisters, Geneva Thompson Floyd of Sparta, Vivian Boswell and Marcella Bilbrey both of Cookeville, Patricia Greene of Nashville, and Ivah Hayes of Baxter; three brothers, Carl Johnson of Baxter, Oren Johnson of California, and William Johnson of Brentwood; and one grandson, Brian Wesley Trump.
Walker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Burkette Lorene Tramel

Funeral services for Mrs. Burkette Lorene Tramel, 85, of Dowelltown, were held June 21 at the Chapel of Walker Funeral Home. Robert Steven Puckett officiated with burial following at Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Tramel died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Johnie Shade Tramel of Dowelltown; one daughter, Donna Davis of Alexandria; three grandchildren, Todd Davis, John Eric "Will" Davis, and Wesley Davis.
Walker Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Orville H. Jones

Funeral services for Mr. Orville H. Jones, 73, of Smithville, were held June 18 at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bob League officiated with burial following at Whorton Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Jones died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness. He was a farmer and a member of The Living Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. Jones and Clara Fuson Jones; one son, Lewis Gilbert Jones; three brothers, Arzo Jones, J.B. Jones, and Gillford Ray Jones; and one sister Maudy Lee Barnes. 
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Pedigo Jones of Smithville; two daughters, Peggy Summers of Smithville and Karen and son-in-law, Randall Hall; five grandchildren, Michael Hall, Daniel Hall, Nelson Hendrixson, Jayme Hendrixson, and T.J. Summers; and three great grandchildren, Dakota, Annissa, and Rhianna Hall.
Pallbearers included James Barnes, Carlton Jones, Jeff Jones, Michael Hall, Daniel Hall, Nelson Hendrixson, and T.J. Summers.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Alva Jennings Foutch

Funeral services for Mr. Alva Jennings Foutch, 89, of Alexandria, were held on Saturday afternoon, June 23, 2001, at the First Baptist Church in Alexandria with interment following at Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. 
Mr. Foutch died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was a native and life long resident of the Upper Helton area of DeKalb County. He was a farmer and worked at AVCO Aerostructures for 25 years until his retirement in 1976. He was a deacon and a member of the First Baptist Church in Alexandria.
He was married to Lille Mai Vandagriff on September 19, 1926 and she preceded him in death on December 31, 1993. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Mary Lela Jennings and Andrew Foutch; two sisters, Gladys Griffith and Lula V. Campbell; and two infant brothers.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Jimmy Turner of Alexandria; two brothers, Carl Foutch and Glen Foutch both of Alexandria; and several nieces and nephews.
Avant Funeral Home of Alexandria was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Carrie Leona (Ona) Cantrell

  Funeral services for Mrs. Ona Cantrell, 99, of Smithville, were held Monday, August 13, 2001 at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Elder Paul Violet officiated with interment in Mt. View Cemetery.
Mrs. Cantrell died Saturday, August 11, 2001, at NHC Healthcare Facility. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. View Primitive Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Perlie Adcock Young; husband, John Lee Cantrell; four step-children, Arvil and J.W. Cantrell, Carmine Poss, and Nona Glenn
She is survived by nine sons, Morgan and John Cantrell both of McMinnville, Jewel Cantrell of Gallatin, Than, Elmus, Doyce, Lewis, Prentice, and McClure Cantrell all of Smithville; four daughters, Nell Fly of Hendersonville, Joan Haralson of Lebanon, Hilda Corley of Tullahoma, and Janice Martin of Smithville; two sisters, Lona Taylor and Zona Martin both of Smithville; twenty-six grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
Serving as pallbearers were: Shannon Cantrell, Anthony Cantrell, Chris Cantrell, Chad Cantrell, Michael Cantrell, and Randy Fly. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Talmadge Cantrell

  Funeral services for Mr. Talmadge Cantrell, 81, of Smithville, were held Sunday, August 12, 2001, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Bro. Wallace Caldwell and Bro. Robert Bush officiated with interment at Whorton Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Cantrell died Friday, August 10, 2001, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital. He was retired from the State Department of Transportation and a member of the Bright Hill Untied Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clay and Jessie Spencer Cantrell and his first wife, Edith Lillian Cantrell. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Cantrell of Smithville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Harriet Cantrell, Tim and Jackie Cantrell all of Smithville; one step-daughter, Geraldine Fuson of Smithville; three step-sons, W.J., Jimmy, and Bobby Poss, all of Smithville; three grandchildren, Garth, Elise and Abby Cantrell; nine step-grandchildren; and sixteen step-great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were: John Poss, Jimmy Poss, Tony Poss, Garth Cantrell, Scotty Fuson, and Allen England.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Truemon Barrett

  Funeral services were held for Mr. Truemon Barrett, 80,of Alexandria, Saturday, August 11, 2001 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Bro. Michael Hale officiated with interment at Sycamore Cemetery. Mr. Barrett died Thursday, August 9, 2001, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital after an extended illness.
He was retired from Texas Boot in Lebanon and a member of the Baptist Church.
Mr. Barrett was preceded in death by his parents, George O. and Lovie L. Hale Barrett. He is survived by his wife, Bertie Barrett of Alexandria; three sons, Clyde D. Barrett, and Douglas Barrett of Smithville, and Hoyte Barrett, of Smithville; one daughter, Rita Beshearse of Smithville; one sister, Codene Bailiff of Alexandria; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were: Kevin Bandy, Jim Barrett, Tommy Barrett, J.D. Vantrease, Shawn Puckett, Ricky Gwynn, Carroll Clemons, and Kenneth McMahon.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Betty Jean Trapp Bailey

  Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jean Trapp Bailey, 71, of Glendale, California, were held Thursday, August 9, 2001, at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Interment followed at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey died Saturday morning, August 4, in California. She was Director of Huntsville Hospital Child Care Facility from 1970 to 1974, and worked in the Hamilton County Extension Office as Director for County 4-H Club Program from 1974 to 1985. She was a member of the Methodist Church. 
She is survived by son, W. Les Bailey, MD of Los Angeles, California; daughter, Beth C. Crumley of Seattle, Washington; and brother, Howard Trapp of Kingston, Tennessee.
Serving as pallbearers were: Tommy Webb, Terry Trapp, Don Williams, Alan Wilson, Lee Bailey, and Beth Crumley. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Marlene Redmon

  Funeral services for Mrs. Marlene Redmon, 37, of Smithville, were held Thursday, August 9, 2001 at the New Union The Baptist Church. Services were officiated by Bro. Bransford England and Bro. Eddie Cantrell, with interment in the Whorton Springs Cemetery.
After an extended illness, Mrs. Redmon died Monday morning, August 6, 2001 at Baptist DeKalb Hospital in Smithville. She was a member of New Union The Baptist Church. Mrs. Redmon was preceded in death by one brother, James Allen Redmon; 
She is survived by her father and mother: Reed A. and Joyce Redmon of Smithville; two brothers, David Redmon of Warren, Michigan, and Glen Redmon of Smithville; one sister, Peggy Adcock of Smithville; and two nephews, David Redmon, Jr., and Matthew Redmon of Warren, Michigan.
Serving as pallbearers were: Timmy Adcock, Steve Hawkins, Clyde Hawkins, J.C. Carter, Ernie Redmon, and Joe Wayne Driver.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Danny Lattimore

  Memorial service for Mr. Danny Lattimore, 53, of Liberty, was held Tuesday, August, 7, 2001, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel, with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating.
Mr. Lattimore died Sunday, August 5, 2001, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was a retired barber and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Venis and Furn Smithson Lattimore; one sister, Phyllis Grove; and one brother, Dwight Lattimore.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Lattimore of Liberty; two daughters, Dana Turner of Smithville and Deddie Lattimore of Liberty; two grandsons, Nathan and Jacob Turner of Smithville; two sisters: Brenda Williams of Dalton, Georgia, and Wilene Hitchcox of Nashville; and one brother-in-law, Robert Grove of Smithville.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001
 

Mary Betty Tuggle Ferrell

  Funeral services were held for Mrs. Mary Betty Tuggle Ferrell, 83, at Love-Cantrell Chapel Funeral Home, on Tuesday October 9, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. She died October 7, 2001, at NHC Healthcare Center. 
Mrs. Ferrell was born in Wilson County but her residence was in Smithville. She was affiliated with the Baptist church. She was a retired bookkeeper for Martha White Co. She was preceded in death by a step-grandson Adam Ferrell. 
She was survived by her husband Mr. Jess Ferrell of Smithville; step-sons and daughters-in-law Ron and Peggy Ferrell of Smithville and Jess Jr. and June Ferrell of Woodbury; five step-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; sister, JoAnn Shelton of Florida; three nephews, Ted and Donnie Dillard of Kentucky and Al Dillard of Nashville; three nieces, Nancy Murdock of Linville, Tennessee, Susan Dillard of Virginia, and Pam McIntosh of Florida. 
Pallbearers included Ron Ferrell Jr., Chris Stanley, John Hylton, and Ted Dillard.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

  Gayle Atnip King

  Funeral services were held for Mrs. Gayle Atnip King, 55, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon, on Saturday, October 13, 2001 11:00 a.m. Brother Johnathan Watson officiated with the interment held at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon. She died Saturday, October 11, 2001, at her residence. She was born July 8, 1946. 
Mrs. King was a native of Wilson County. She was a first grade teacher at Watertown Elementary and a graduate of MTSU. 
She is survived by her father, Delmar D. Atnip of McMinnville and mother Besse Lee Organ Atnip of Smithville; husband Richard Hartley King (married Aug. 30, 1968); two children Richard Eric King of Lebanon, Cynthia Lynn King of Lebanon; sister Phyllis Tramel of Smithville; two brothers Charles Dale Atnip of Smithville, and John L. Atnip of Christiana. 
Gayle was a devoted wife and caring mother and was the leader of their family values. She was a dedicated teacher focusing on a quality experience and education for her first grade students and their parents. She was a good friend to all. She dearly loved her family, friends, animal, and geraniums. She will be greatly missed.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon was in charge of the services.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

  Carl Wesley Jones

  Funeral services were held for Mr. Carl Wesley Jones, 21, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel, on Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. He died Friday October 12, 2001, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga from injuries he received in an automobile accident. 
Mr. Jones was a resident of Green Hill Community of Warren County. He was a nurseryman. He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Roy Goodwin and paternal grandfather Arzo Jones. 
He was survived by his parents Carlton and Tina Jones of Green Hill Community; maternal grandmother, Jean Goodwin of Dowelltown; paternal grandmothers, Ima Jo Jones and Billie Sue Jones of McMinnville; aunt and uncles, Teresa and Ricky Scott of Carthage, Tammy and Donald Cantrell, Janice and Dennis Ramsey, Jackie and Jamie Bullard, all of Smithville, Deborah and Danny Culwell of McMinnville, Jeff Jones of McMinnville; special great aunt and uncle, Gail and Paul Crook of Watertown; and ten first cousins. 
Pallbearers included Tommy Culwell, Matt Kirby, Curtis Cooper, Justin Griffin, Nathan Griffin, Cory Davis, Wayne Newby, and Brad Hildreth. 
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
The Middle Tennessee Times - 2001

Roberta Parkerson Kimbro

  Funeral services were held for Mrs. Roberta Parkerson Kimbro, 53, at Woodlawn Chapel of Roses on Wednesday, October 10, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. She died October 7, 2001. Brother Ronnie Smith officiated with the internment held at Woodlawn Memorial Park. 
She was employed by Ingram Barge Company and was a member of the Tusculum Hills Baptist Church. 
She was survived by her husband, Franklin C. Kimbro; son, Sr. Airman Matthew Kimbro of Washington, D.C. - U.S. Air Force; daughter, Rachel Kimbro of Antioch; step-son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Elkie Kimbro of Germany; mother, Odessa Parkerson; brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Pat Parkerson of Alexandria; and niece, Kelly Parkerson.

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