Obituaries

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   55 year old Michael Lynn Kent of Alexandria died Saturday [November 14, 2009] at his residence. He was the son of the late C.E. and Iva Dell Johnson Kent. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Faye Kent and grandparents, Lula Johnson Vanatta and Claude Johnson; and Edgar and Effie Mae Kent. He was a member of the Upper Helton Baptist Church, a farmer, and employed by the Wilson County Road Commission. He graduated from DeKalb County High School in 1971 and attended Middle Tennessee State University where he played football. A Celebration of Life will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jason Groe and Matt Long will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Kent is survived by his wife, Lynn Roberts Kent and his children, Kelly and husband Brad Driver and Kevin and wife Beth Kent all of Dowelltown. Four grandchildren, Brady and Levi Driver and Wesley and Kaylee Kent. Sisters, Linda and husband William Farmer and Shirley and husband Bob Lowe all of Lebanon. Brothers, Jerry and wife Regina Kent of Smithville and Terry and wife Lisa Kent of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests that contributions be made in memory of Mike to the family, in lieu of flowers. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

   84 year old Lucille Hale Ferrell of Alexandria died Thursday [November 5, 2009] at her residence. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe D. Ferrell; children, Lou Ann, Joe and John Ferrell; grandchildren, Brian Braswell; Benjamin Bane and Kayla Cantrell; parents, Selmer D. and Bettie Ferrell Hale; a sister, Daisy Murphy; brothers, Selmer Ray, Harrison Lee, L.W., and Selmer D. Hale, Jr. Survivors include a son, Norman and his wife Deborah Ferrell of Alexandria. Daughters, Jean and husband William Edmonds of Alexandria, Wanda and husband Donnie Braswell of Liberty, Betty Cantrell of Alexandria, Rosemary Bane of Brush Creek, and Marsha Endsley of Brush Creek. Twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Sisters, Bea and husband Kenneth Christian of Watertown and Dellia Mae and husband Richard Poston of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

   72 year old Betty Sue Keith Hale of Smithville died Tuesday [October 27, 2009] at Saint Thomas Hospital. She was a member of the Mount Moriah The Baptist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be held at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Leonard Herman will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hale Cemetery but all visitation, service, and burial will be private. Hale was preceded in death by her parents, Lovell and Mairene Bailiff Keith. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Phillip Hale of Liberty. Children, Patricia Beth Strode of Murfreesboro, Amy Mathis of Liberty, Mark and wife Mary Elizabeth Hale of Dowelltown, and Tracy and husband Randall Knowles of Smithville. Grandchildren, Megan Strode, Mary Beth Strode, Jarred and wife Jamie Mathis, Sarah Thomas, Jessica and husband Andy Pack, Sabrina Hale, Lukas Knowles, and Clara Knowles. Great grandchildren, Miles Strode, Samantha Mathis, William Mathis, Ella Pack, and Ava Pack. A sister, Sarah Tramel of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   65 year old Roger Dale Foster of Smithville died Wednesday [October 28, 2009] at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. He was a farmer. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan, Larry Green, Jeff Foster, Dionndra Foster, and Priscilla Foster will officiate and burial will be at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Foster was preceded in death by his father, Edward Foster; a sister, Doris Hayes; and three sons, Todd, Terry, and Chad Edward Foster. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Priscilla Magness Foster of Smithville. Children, Jeff Foster of Lebanon and Dionndra Foster of Dallas, Texas. Grandchildren, Matthew Foster and Alicia Henley. Step grandson, John Wesley Walker. Great grandchild, Avah Grace Henley. His mother, Nettie Jim Foster of Smithville. His mother-in-law, Oleda Magness of Smithville. The family requests that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Building Fund, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   87 year old Robert Lentz Eller died Sunday [October 18, 2009] at DeKalb Community Hospital. Eller was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church, a veteran of World War II, retired from Tennessee National Guard, and Honorary Assistant Fire Chief with Smithville Volunteer Fire Dept., where he served 64 years. Eller was also owner and operator of Eller's Radio and TV Repair for many years. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. from the Smithville United Methodist Church. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers are members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. until the service at the church on Wednesday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Gracie Eller and a sister Maxine Eller Beckwith. He is survived by a sister; Barbara Jean Lawson, nieces; Jennifer Lawson Norris and Peggy Huffstetler. Nephews; Bobby Lawson and Ted Beckwith, Jr. Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Smithville First United Methodist Church.

   87 year old Lorene Parker of Liberty died Wednesday [September 30, 2009] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in the Cripps Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Parker; her parents, Charlie and Maudie Barrett; and a great niece. Survivors include two sisters, Aline and husband Arron Faulkner of Murfreesboro and Mary and husband Gene Taylor of Statesville. Three nieces, two nephews, three great nieces, six great nephews, five great great nieces, and five great great nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   88 year old Cyrena Barnes of Smithville died [September 8, 2009] Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a The Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in Webb's Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Barnes; parents, Davis Cope and Sally Cope Avery; a daughter, Marzell Ray; two sons, Johnny and Paul Eugene Barnes; six brothers, Benny, Lucky, Johnny, Drophia, Luther, and Kelly Cope; and two sisters, Julia Phillips and June Ledford. Survivors include three sons, Marvin Brownie and Peggy Barnes and Gentry and Pat Barnes of Smithville, and Youman and Cindy Barnes of Rock Island. Thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. A sister, Lucy Smith of McMinnville. A son-in-law, Donald Ray and Daughter-In-Law, Ivy Barnes both of Smithville. Special Granddaughter-in-law, Terrie Barnes of Smithville and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   53 year old Kenneth W. Allen of Alexandria died Saturday [September 5, 2009] at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Allen was born at Lebanon, the son of the late Clara Dale Hall Allen and John William Allen, and grandson of the late Jeanie Mae and Hubert Hall. He worked for TVA for 30 years as manager of safety and surplus equipment, retiring in 2005. He was a graduate of Lebanon High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Elmer Lee Ellis, Jr. and Danny Sellars will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Allen is survived by his wife, Charissee Clayborn Allen of Alexandria. Children, John Schuylar Allen and Taylor Charissee Allen both of Alexandria, Josh Baker of Nashville, and Jessie Baker of Clarksdale, Arizona. A granddaughter, Cheyenne Bradshaw of Clarksdale, Arizona. Brothers, Butch Allen of Lebanon and Brownie and his wife Kay Hall of Lebanon. Nieces, Tara Grissim and Whitney Hall. Great nieces, Joei Barry and Lana Kate Grissim. Mother-in-law, Mildred Clayborn of Alexandria. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   89 year old David Clarence Joins of Smithville died Saturday [September 5, 2009] at NHC Health Care Center in McMinnville. He was a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a farmer. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Watson and Greg Mullis will officiate and burial will be in Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Joins was preceded in death by his parents, William Barney, Sr. and Effie Crips Joins.; brothers, Herschel, Lonnie, and William Barney, Jr. Joins; sisters, Lodie Snow, Jeffie Tramel, Jennie Lee Griffith; brothers-in-law, Hoyte Griffith, Troy Tramel, and Valter Snow; and nieces, Barbara Snow and Yolanda Dunn. Joins is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Frances Roller Joins of Smithville. A son, William Robert and his wife Brenda Joins of Smithville. A granddaughter, Heather and her husband Carey Newman of McKenzie. Sisters-in-law, Beulah Joins and Magdalene Joins both of Smithville. A niece, Brenda Tramel of Smithville. Nephews, Denny Joins of Alabama and Roger Griffith of Smithville. Four great nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund or to the American Cancer Society.

   84 year old Jim "Pa Jim" Summers of Dowelltown died Wednesday [September 3, 2009] at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired Corps of Engineers Machine Operator. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Danny Bandy will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Odell Summers; his parents, George and Ocie Summers; and four sisters; three brothers; and a grandchild. Survivors include four children, Barbara Summers, David and wife Monica Summers, Eddie and wife Jean Summers, and Sue and husband Wayne Petty. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   71 year old Jo Ann Rhody of Smithville died Sunday [August 23, 2009] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Cora Tramel Cripps; a son, Jim Rhody; brothers, Hoyte and R.L. Cripps; and sisters, Marene Garvey and Judy Hale. Survivors include three sons, Jack and his wife Pam Rhody of Smithville, Danny Rhody of Smithville, and Kevin and his wife Amy Rhody of Smithville. One daughter, Kathy Rhody of Joelton. Five grandchildren, Courtney, Weston, Whitley, Alex, and Rachel Rhody. One great grandchild, Sidney Popovich. Two brothers, Bobby Cripps of Smithville and Ray Doyle Cripps of Woodbury. Four sisters, Fay West, Wanda Hendrix, and Nettie Jim Foster all of Smithville, and Dorothy Mansetti of Pennsylvania. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the library of your choice, in lieu of flowers.

   Winterset Madisonian - October 11, 1961
Winterset, Iowa
BAILIFF SERVICES HELD AT MT. ETNA
Adams County Man Died at Winterset After 16 Months Here
Peter H. Bailiff, who had been making his home in Winterset the last 16 months, died at his home here Monday, Sept. 25 [1961]. He was 86 years of age. Mr. Bailiff was born in Webster City on Nov. 13, 1875, a son of Peter H. and Mattie Bailiff. He moved with his parents to Adams county when he was 5 years of age, and his life was spent there until 16 months ago, when he came to Winterset to be near his children. On Feb. 23, 1898, he was married to Lena McKelvy. Her death occurred in 1906, and on July 22, 1907, he was married to Ortie P. Burnett. They were parents of six children. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Mt. Etna. Surviving are his wife; the children, Jennings, at home, Mrs. Letha Mitchel of Corning, Harry of Portland, Ore., Ross of Corning, Mrs. Frances Waters of Winterset, Mrs. Lulu Barker of Greeley, Colo., Merrill of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Lawrence of St. Charles; a step-daughter, Ruby Clites of Nebraska City, Nebr.; in addition to 30 grandchildren; 42 great grandchildren; and a sister, Maude Burgett of Quincy, Ill. Funeral services were held Sept 28 from the Church of the Brethren at Mt. Etna, conducted by the Rev. Lawrence Walker and the Rev. Leonard Lutz. Burial was made in Mt. Etna cemetery.

   Naomi Hutchinson Bailiff, 75, died Wednesday, July 29th [2009] following an extended illness. She was a resident of Woodbury and native of Wilson County. Survivors include; her husband of 58 years, Gid Bailiff, daughters, Deborah Parks and Thresa Horn both of Woodbury, son, David Bailiff of Murfreesboro, sister Ruth McPeak of Lebanon, brother, Harold Hutchinson 3 granddaughters also survive. Funeral Services for Naomi Hutchinson Bailiff will be Saturday, August 1st at 2:00pm in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Bro. Tony Burnett will conduct the service. Burial will be at Riverside Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 3:00pm until 8:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am until 2:00pm. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Naomi Hutchinson Bailiff Services for Mrs. Bailiff will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Burnett officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Gardens. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bailiff, 75, of Woodbury, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She attended Lakewood Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by parents, Burlie Ray and Annie Mai Lanier Hutchinson; and sisters, Lucille Sorrells and Jean Vantrease. Survivors include: husband of 58 years, Gid Bailiff of Woodbury; daughters, Deborah (Mike) Parks and Threshia (Terry) Horn both of Woodbury; son, David Bailiff of Murfreesboro; granddaughters, Jennifer Kemp, Emily (Chuck) Haynes and Anna Foster; sister, Ruth McPeak of Lebanon; and brother, Harold Hutchinson. Pallbearers will be Terry Horn, Charles Haynes, Mike Parks and David Rowland.

   51 year old Carolyn Ann Young of Woodbury died Friday [August 7, 2009] at her residence. She was a Community Corrections Probation Officer and a member of the Dowelltown Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Wayne Malone will officiate and burial will be in the Gunter Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah and Hoyte Tramel and her husband, Michael Reed Young. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Allison and Derek Fann of Woodbury. A son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Mandy Young of Woodbury. Her mother-in-law, Jennie Young of Woodbury. Three brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Sarah Tramel of Woodbury, Jerry and Carolyn Tramel of Smithville, and Eddie and Debbie Tramel of Alcoa. Two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce Hendrixson of Dowelltown and Becky and Mike Nokes of Dowelltown. Two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jennifer and Ricky Nixon and Lisa and Timmy Nixon of Smithville. Thirteen nieces and nephews, and eight great nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   82 year old J.C. Ellis of Watertown died Tuesday [August 4, 2009] at Lebanon Health and Rehab. He was born in DeKalb County, served in World War II and an Army paratrooper, and he was retired from Precision Rubber. Ellis was also a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Comer Lodge #417 F &AM. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. David Hesson will officiate and burial will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Robert Ellis and Annie Myrtle Yates Ellis and a brother, Glen Ellis. Survivors include his wife, Flora Shorter Ellis of Watertown. A sister, Louise and her husband L.C. Vandergriff of Watertown. A sister-in-law, Effie Lee Ellis of Smithville. Nieces, Pam Cain of Bradyville and Alana Atherton of Lebanon. Several cousins survive along with special friends, Jerry and Linda Stephens of Watertown. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

   73 year old Hazel Hale of Smithville died Friday [July 17, 2009] at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Freewill Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 pm. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David England and Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Hale and two brothers, James Davis and Danny Davis. She is survived by two daughters, Darlene and husband Calvin Ray Tramel and Debbie McGinniss all of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Kathy and husband Henry Colwell of Rock Island, C.J. and wife Tabby Tramel, and Cody Norvick all of Smithville. Three great grandchildren, Heather and Patrick Colwell of Rock Island and James Tramel of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, in lieu of flowers, to help with burial expenses.

   89 year old James Floyd "Slim" Hale of Alexandria died Saturday [June 27, 2009] at his residence. He was a retired farmer and construction worker and a member of Christ Pentecostal Church in Brush Creek. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:a.m. at Dekalb Funeral Chapel. Bro. Billy Hale and Bro. Micheal Hale will officiate with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.; Monday from 8a.m. until 9 p.m.,and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Minnie Hill Hale; his wife, Evelyn Atnip Hale; one son, Charles Hale. Grandson, Shane Taylor. Three brothers, Cordell, Ed, and Brown Hale. Two sisters, Frances Taylor and Altie Bain. He is survived by two daughters, Donna and husband Richard Summers of Dowelltown, Ann and husband Chuck Greene of Snyder, Texas. Three sons, Robert Carlon Hale and Boyd Hale of Alexandria and Bro. Billy Hale and wife Goldie of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Nathan and wife Lisa Hale , Christopher Summers, Jamie and wife Melissa Bluhm, Jason and wife Martha Hale, Dianne and husband Clarence Trapp, Scott and wife Andrea Hale, Tim and wife Angeline Hale, Chris and wife Stephanie Hale and Bro. Micheal and wife Tara Hale.19 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild. Two sisters , Jodie and husband Bud Forbes of Mt. Juliet and Charlene Coffee of Dowelltown.Special friend, Jean Fowler of Alexandria. Donations can be made, in lieu of flowers, to either the Alzheimer's Association or Gideon's International. Dekalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   Noah John Roth, infant son of Caleb Roth and Ashley Underhill of Alexandria, was stillborn on Tuesday [June 23, 2009]. A graveside service will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Hillview Cemetery. Jason Groe will officiate. The child was preceded in death by his great grandfather, Ed Roth and great aunt, Dana Roth. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by his grandparents, James Underhill, Lisa and husband Chris Tramel, and John and wife Kela Roth all of Alexandria. Uncles, Nicholas Underhill of Alexandria and Sean Tramel of North Carolina. An aunt, Cassie Roth of Alexandria. Great grandparents, John and Shelvie Jean Underhill and Jerry and Sherry Cripps all of Alexandria, Ron and Nelda McEntyre of Chattanooga, Katie Roth and John and Linda Cannon all of North Carolina. Great great uncle and aunt, Kirk and Diana Roth of Brush Creek. Many other great aunts and uncles and great great grandparents survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   85 year old Molly Edith Seals of Smithville died Friday [June 20, 2009] at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Kenneth Clayton, Perry Clayton, and Tim Clayton will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Floyd Clayton and Roy Seals; a daughter, Rebecca Beason; her parents, Talmadge and Rebecca Moore Davis; and two sisters, Alta Vandergriff and Wilma Cubbins. She is survived by children, Brenda Trapp of Smithville, Kenneth and his wife Ellen Clayton of Smithville, Perry and his wife Dana Clayton of Crossville, and Debra and husband Tony Miller of Georgia. Twenty two grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren survive. Four sisters, Lena Vanderpool, Ova Driver, Marie Robinson all of Smithville and Marie Close of Mount Juliet. A host of nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   Mrs. Sallie Mai Wilson, Age 63 of Brush Creek, TN., died Monday, June 8, 2009 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mrs. Wilson was born September 4, 1945 in Overton County, TN., the daughter of the late Girlie May Honeycutt and Elbert Harris, Sr. She was married in 1963 to Lawrence Lee Wilson. She worked for the Smith County Sheriff’s Office the last 10 years as a Jailer. She was a member of the Brush Creek United Methodist Church. Mrs. Wilson is survived by her husband, Lawrence “Bud” Wilson of Brush Creek, TN. Brothers: Elbert “Bud” Harris, Jr. of Carthage, TN and Willie Allen Harris of Baxter, TN. Sisters: Bessie Sells of Jamestown, TN and Fannie Howard of Deer Lodge, TN. Funeral Services for Mrs. Wilson will be held at the Brush Creek United Methodist Church on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with Bro. Floyd Massey, officiating. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. The Wilson family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and on Thursday at the Church from 10:00 A.M. until service time at 2:00 P.M.

   91 year old Maudie Bell Askew of Alexandria died Monday [May 25, 2009] at the Quality Care Nursing Home in Lebanon. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Walter and Hettie Malone Parkerson; her husband, Pete Askew; brothers and sisters, Odis Parkerson, Alec Parkerson, Cordell Parkerson, Eva Ray Malone, Loretta Clayborn, Robert Parkerson, Shelby Parkerson, Evelyn Martin, Frank Parkerson, and Lona Faye Lawrence. She is survived by her children, Patrica Askew, Walter and his wife Joyce Askew, and Shelie "Pee Wee" and his wife Pam Askew all of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Brad and his wife Judy Askew of Watertown, Brian Askew of Murfreesboro, Sonya and her husband Reed Edge of Dowelltown, Shasta and husband Donny West and Sara Askew all of Alexandria. Five great grandchildren. Brothers and sisters, Butch and wife Barbara Parkerson of Temperance Hall, Jean and husband Jimmy Reasonover, and Lucille Jennings all of Alexandria. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

   88 year old Alene Crook McMahan of Alexandria died Wednesday [May 20, 2009] at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was a DeKalb County native, a seamstress, and a member of the New Vision Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Russell Vickers will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer G. McMahan and her parents, William Crook and Matilda Hale Crook. She is survived by a daughter, Emma Jo Farmer of Watertown. A son, Kenneth and his wife Brenda McMahan of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Teresa and husband Josh King of Smithville, Trevor McMahan of Lebanon, and Donna and husband Richard Wapole of Lebanon. Great grandchildren, Shanna Brooke Wapole, Taylor Cheyenne Wapole, Payton Dwayne Cantrell, and Jailyn Nicole King. Sisters, Lottie Cook of Alexandria, Bertie Barrett of Liberty, and Lucille Laythe of Fort Pierce, Florida. A brother, Haskel Crook of Cottage Home and several nieces and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

   81 year old Bass Estes of Smithville died Friday [May 15, 2009] at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was owner of Estes Furniture and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of Liberty Lodge #77 and a Mason and Shriner. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Estes was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Albert and Kate Sullivan Estes; a son, Roger Estes; a brother, Don Estes; and a sister, Sylvia Redmon. He is survived by his wife, Montie Estes of Smithville. One daughter, Donna Estes Cripps of Murfreesboro. One son, David and his wife Gail Estes of Murfreesboro. Two step-sons, Pat and wife Beverly Wallace of Murfreesboro and Mark and wife Jennifer Wallace of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Jason Cripps, Jacob Cripps, Katie Cripps, Zane Estes, Zandra McKenzie, Jessica Wallace, Julie Wallace, Spencer Wallace, and McCullough Wallace. Two great grandchildren, Hunter and Lauren Cripps of Indiana. A daughter-in-law, Dot Estes of Smithville. Two sisters, Linda Strausburg of Sparta and Dora Estes of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the ALS "Lou Gehrig's" Foundation.

   70 year old Meelan Elosie Perry of Lancaster died Tuesday [May 5, 2009] at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was a retired Dowelltown Post Master, a Christian of the Cookeville Church of the Nazarene, and a member of the DeKalb County Women's Republican Party. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Cookeville Church of the Nazarene. Kevin Thomas will officiate and burial will be in the Gordonsville Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Josh and Sadie Rice Lindsey and a brother, James Lindsey. Survivors include her husband, Walter Perry of Lancaster. Three sons, Joel and his wife Teresa Perry of Greenbrier, Mark Perry of Florida, and Todd and his wife Teresa Perry of Dowelltown. Four grandchildren, Erin Perry, Josh and Meagan Perry all of Lancaster, Hailey Perry of Dowelltown, and Emily Perry of Greenbrier. One devoted sister, Iney Akins of Alabama and several nieces, nephews, and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Cookeville Church of the Nazarene, in lieu of flowers.

   100 year old Nettie Elizabeth Hicks Cubbins of Smithville died Saturday [April 18, 2009] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Fannie Mullican Hicks; her husband, William "Bill" Cubbins; and three children, Charles, J.C., and Carolyn Cubbins. Survivors include three daughters, Myrtle Taylor of Smithville, Eleaise Estes of Smithville, and Dinah and her husband Phillip Cripps of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Mrs. Alice Robinson, Age 74 of Brush Creek, TN., died Saturday, April 18, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Robinson was born March 18, 1935 in Bergen County, N.J., the daughter of the late Ruth Emma Mertz and Harold Todd DeVries. She was married to John Michael Robinson on June 18, 1975 and moved from Pennsylvania to Tennessee in June of 1976. She was a homemaker and served as secretary of the Volunteer Pistol Club and treasurer for the Sykes Volunteer Fire Department. Mrs. Robinson is survived by her husband, John M. Robinson of Brush Creek, TN. Children: Pam Darnell of Hermitage, TN.; Laura Monti of Gordonsville, TN.; Ruth (Kenneth) Brown of Baxter, TN and Floyd J. Thompson of Nashville, TN. Step-Daughter, Marian Robinson of Brush Creek , TN. Step-Son, John R. Robinson of Brush Creek, TN. Seven Grandchildren: Catie (Patrick) Cantrell of Brush Creek, TN.; Liz Brown of Gainesboro, TN.; Michael Brown of Baxter, TN.; Dustin Monti and Casey Monti both of Gordonsville, TN.; Ashley Kromko amd Amanda Kromko both of Brush Creek, TN. Five Great Grandchildren. Funeral Services for Mrs. Robinson will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Brush Creek, TN. The Robinson family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Sunday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and on Monday from 9:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M.

   92 year old Lucille Jones Buterbaugh, formerly of Alexandria died Wednesday [April 8, 2009] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in Wilson County. Buterbaugh was also a homemaker, member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church where she was Past President of the WMU and served as a Sunday School teacher. Buterbaugh was also a 1937 graduate of Watertown High School and she was active in the Home Demonstration Club and the Alexandria Study Club. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Curt Wagoner and Scott Bennett will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Friday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Paul Buterbaugh; a grandaughter, Dana Hearn; her parents, William Luther Jones and Rosa Amacher Jones; and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Judy and her husband Bob Morgan of Jefferson City, Carol and her husband Don Hearn of Alexandria, and Kay and her husband Rick Vantrease of Alexandria. Five grandchildren, Kelley and husband Ben Broome of Kennesaw, Georgia; Bill and wife Jana Morgan of Knoxville; Paul and wife Linda Vantrease of Watertown; Rob Hearn of Hermitage; and John Vantrease of Auburntown. Six great grandchildren, Meagan, Kiersten and Ashlyn Vantrease, Guy Morgan Broome, Maddie Morgan, and Kaitlin Vantrease. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

   65 year old John Douglas Pennington of McMinnville died Friday [April 3, 2009] of an extended illness. He was a factory worker in Lebanon. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home. Junior Hibdon and Greg Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory in Warren County. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his father, Jodie Fred Pennington; his mother Flossie Meadows Pennington; three brothers, Frank Goglio, Leonard Pennington, and Charles Don Pennington; and one sister, Betty Jo Hayes. Pennington is survived by his wife, Mary Bianne Pennington of McMinnville. Two daughters, Reginia Rovsek and her husband John Rovsek of Atlanta, Georgia and Katrina Pennington Thompson and her husband Rusty Thompson of Atlanta, Georgia. Two granddaughters, Hannah Grace Rovsek and [name removed at request] both of Atlanta, Georgia. Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

   49 year old Regina Gail Pack of Nashville died Tuesday [March 31, 2009] at Southern Hills Hospital. She was a Baptist and an employee of Shoney's in Nashville. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bryan Jones and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Jack Pack and a brother, Doug Pack. Survivors include two daughters, Misty and her husband Timmy McCathern and Billie and husband Wayne Johnson; Her mother, Virginia Adcock Pack; Two brothers, Eudean and wife Tammy Pack and Darrell and wife Robin Pack all of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Makayla McCathern of Smithville and Shayla Woods of Lebanon. Three nephews, Chris and Derek Pack and Quenton McSparren all of Smithville, and Mitchell Green of Missouri. One niece, Stephanie Green of Sparta. Two great nephews and one great niece also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   91 year old Mildred Imogene Harden of Smithville died Sunday [March 15, 2009] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, co-owner of Harden's Plumbing and Electric for 28 years and Jenkins and Darwin for 19 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorials Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Harden; her parents, Benton and Maggie Martin Sanders; two brothers, Franklin P. Sanders and Carl M. Sanders. Survivors include one brother, Benton Sanders, Jr. and his wife Violet of Smithville. Two sisters, Willlene Sanders Finley of Sparta and Bessie Sanders Ray of Orlando, Florida. A sister-in-law, Lois Steadman. A host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, friends, and business associates also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church in memory of Ms. Imogene, in lieu of flowers.

   87 year old Thelma D. Kelley of Alexandria died Sunday [March 15, 2009]. She was born in Wilson County and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Kenneth Tramel and Kirk Wagoner will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thatis and Johnnie George Harden.; her husband, Ollie Lee "Tot" Kelley; brothers, Alton, J.W., and Vestal Harden; and sisters, Patty Ray Young and Bell Lawrence. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Hilda and Jimmy Oakley of Liberty and Barbara and Ronnie Gibbs of Watertown. Grandchildren, Melissa Williams of Lebanon, Susan and husband Chuck Gann of Dowelltown, Ginger and husband Bill Ash of Watertown, and Clark and wife Lisa Oakley of Liberty. Great grandchildren, Rachel and husband Steven Ballard, Ryan Williams, Nolan Ash, Evan Ash, Whitney Gann, McKenzie Gann, Cason Oakley, and Addison Oakley. Great great grandchild, Landon Ballard. A sister, Lois Stedman of Madison. Brother-in-law, Lawrence Barnes of Old Hickory. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangement.

   80 year old Clyde Austin LeFevre died Thursday [March 12, 2009] morning at his residence in Smithville. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in McMinnville, a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Savage Goodner Camp 1513, and he was a Department Manager for 36 years with the Department of Social Services for the State of Michigan. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tom Fittis and Jim Tollison will officiate and burial will be in Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Lee and Maureen Austin LeFevre. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carol Ann LeFevre of Smithville. Children, Craig and his wife Margaret LeFevre of Cookeville, Zachary and his wife Verity LaFevre of Novi Pazaar, Bulgaria, William and his wife Hannah LeFevre of Bristol, and Amanda and her husband Greg McFadden of Westland, Michigan. Seven grandchildren, Katherine Jane, Marcy Ann, Isaac Austin, Margaret Lee LeFevre, Eli Shuster, Molly Cate, and Eli Austin McFadden. The family requests that donations be made to the Charity Baptist Mission or to the Temple Baptist Church Building Fund in McMinnville, in lieu of flowers.

   64 year old Helen Foutch Malone of Smithville died [March 4, 2009] Wednesday at her residence. She was a member of the Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church. She was also a long-time banker and a former grocery store owner. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Irene Foutch. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy and husband Roger Waynick of Brentwood. A son, Richard Malone of Dallas, Texas. Grandchildren, Elizabeth, Will, Roger Jr., and Katie Waynick of Brentwood, and Henry Malone of Dallas, Texas. A sister, Harriett and husband Wayne Cantrell of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Webb Chapel United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer's Association, in lieu of flowers.

   83 year old Maureen Adcock of Smithville died Wednesday [February 18, 2009] at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Bertie Walker Adcock; brothers, Thanuel, Clemon, and Truman Adcock; and a sister, Ruby Adcock. She is survived by nieces, Geneva Knowles and Thelma Adcock both of Smithville. Several other nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   89 year old Ruby Lorell Adcock of Smithville died Monday [February 9, 2009] at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a retired garment factory worker and a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Bertie Walker Adcock and brothers, Thanuel, Clemon, and Truman Adcock. She is survived by a sister, Maureen Adcock of Smithville. Nieces, Geneva Knowles and Thelma Adcock both of Smithville and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   The Sunfield Sentinel
Sunfield, Eaton County, MI
August 3, 1950, Page l
Obituary: Lynn P. Arthur Bailiff
SEBEWA TOWNSHIP RESIDENT DIES
Lynn P. Arthur Bailiff died early Monday morning at his home in Sebewa Township. He was 70 years old. Born March 3, 1880 in Mt. Etna, Iowa, he married Tine Lee Miller in 1890. The couple had five children. Mr. Bailiff has been a resident of Sebewa Township since 1936 where he and his family moved here from North Dakota. Since living here, Mr Bailiff has operated a farm in this area and also acted as sexton for two cemeteries in the township. Surviving are his wife, two sons, Silas Bailiff of Turtle Lake, North Dakota and Garland Bailiff of Sunfield; two brothers, Peter and Abe Bailiff of Mt Etna, Iowa; two sisters, Maggie Bailiff of Mt. Etna, and Mrs Maud Burgett of Corning, Iowa; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday at Mapes Funeral Home with Rev. Lawrence Peabody officiating and interment was in Sebewa Cemetery.

   88 year old Dixie Ashford Beckham died Friday [January 30, 2009] at NHC in Smithville. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, a homemaker, and she worked for many years in a garment factory. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Leonard Herman and B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Spiral Wade and Bettie Cook Herman; husbands, Valter Ashford and Hobert Cripps, a grandson, Darrell Wade Ashford; brothers, Alvie, Hooper, and Bail Herman; and sisters, Vera Adamson, Belvie Hale, Mallie B. Parker, Maggie Bell Cook, and Aline Parker. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Beckham of Smithville. Sons, Harold and his wife Bryna Ashford of Alexandria and Wade and his wife Karen Ashford of Gassaway. A step-son, Jacky Beckham of Smithville. Grandchildren, Larry and his wife Angie Ashford, Vallerie and husband Steve Womack, Dwayne and wife Karlee Ashford, and Cory Ashford. Great grandchildren, Lydia Ashford, Faith and Levi Womack, Colby and Shianne Ashford and Heather Jenkins. Great great grandchildren, Piper Mabe and Koda Jenkins and many nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   Jewel T. Jones, 88, of Battle Creek [Michigan], passed away Sunday, January 18, 2009 at her home. She was born February 29, 1920, in Smithville, TN, the daughter of James E. and Calli L. (Bain) Adcock. Jewel was a homemaker most of her life but was previously employed by Keyes-Davis for 17 years. Jewel loved her family and grandchildren very much. She also enjoyed and was proud of her flower and vegetable gardens. Her other interest included sewing and crocheting. She married Mr. Emerson Jones on January 1, 1937. He preceded her in death in 1970. She is survived by her children, Bettie "Lene" Frantz of East Leroy, Ann (Ray) Garrett of Battle Creek, and Bill (Geneva) Jones of Battle Creek. She also leaves 7 grandchildren, 11 great grand children, her sisters Betty Jean Jones, Virginia Daniels, and Mildred (Kenneth) Johnson and her brother Clayton (Dorothy) Adcock all of Smithville, TN. Jewel was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tuesday at Royal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Royal Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be given to Good Samaritan Hospice Care. Published in the Battle Creek Enquirer on 1/20/2009.

   75 year old J.W. Pollard of the Peeled Chestnut Community died Sunday [January 11, 2009] at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was the former owner of BeeJay Apparel, Incorporated, Pollard Enterprises, Hummingbird Aircraft Charter Service, a partner in Sligo Boat Dock and FBO operator of the Sparta White County Airport and Pollard Farms. Pollard was a U.S. Army veteran and he attended the Smithville Church of God. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Farr and Robin Phillips will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James W. and Beulah Mosley Pollard, Sr.; his father and mother-in-law, Casto and Josie Puckett; sister-in-law, Donavee Puckett; brother-in-law, Glynn Webb; a nephew, Jeff Garrett; and a great nephew, Josiah Graden Kirksey. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Bettye Puckett Pollard of the Peeled Chestnut Community of DeKalb County. Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Morris Puckett of Sparta, Marie Webb, Keith and Hilda Garrett, Jerry and Carolyn Tramel, and Gail Kirksey. Nieces, Nena Daily, Tina Puckett, and Martha Kirksey. Nephews, Scott and his wife Kelly Garrett, Todd and his wife Sharon Webb, Chris and his wife Bethany Tramel, Josh and his wife Leslie Tramel, and Graden and his wife Sabrina Kirksey. Great nieces and nephews, Claire Garrett, Aaron Puckett, Austin and Sloane Garrett, Katie and Sam Daily, Anna and Cynthia Webb, Andrew and Carson Tramel and Silas Kirksey. Special cousins, Vern and Erma Hawn, Frances Hernandez, and Brooks and Pam Townsend. DeKalb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to either the Jeff Garrett Scholarship Fund or to the Smithville Church of God.

   93 year old Gladys Cantrell Braswell of Smithville died Thursday [January 8, 2009] morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church for 71 years. Braswell was also retired from Val-Dor shirt factory. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Mark Bass and Ray Ridgeway will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Minnie Tramel Braswell; her husband, Matthew Allen Braswell, Jr.; an infant son, Donald Allen Braswell; brothers, Dewey Cantrell and Lonnie Cantrell; and sisters, Mertie Curtis, Lillie Cantrell, and Dorcas West. She is survived by children, Mike Braswell of Smithville, and Donna Braswell and Phyllis Braswell Frost both of Murfreesboro. A grandson, Charles David Frost, Jr. of Murfreesboro. A brother-in-law, Maurice Braswell of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Bailiff, 77, widow of Oscar Bailiff and a former resident of Atchison county will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lancaster Methodist church with burial in the Lancaster cemetery. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Gates chapel in Kansas City. Mrs. Bailiff died suddenly Wednesday afternoon of a heart attack at her home, 3844 Thompson in Kansas City. Surviving are a son, Lynn Bailiff, civil engineer, and a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Sappenfield, both of Kansas City, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Bailiff was born in Jennings county, Indiana, July 10, 1869 and was married in New York, Neb. Her husband was a carpenter at Lancaster where they resided for 10 years after their marriage. He died in 1934. Atchison Daily Globe (Atchison, KS) April 11, 1947.

   80 year old Harrison Donel "Toostie" Cook of Smithville died Sunday [January 4, 2009] at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church, the U.S. Air Force, and the Boilermakers Union #454. He was also a retired construction worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Carpenter and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester and Minnie Hall Cook; and brothers, Flossie B. Cook and Hoyte Cook. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Geraldine Hendrixson Cook of Smithville. Children, Gloria and her husband Steve Corbin of Lynchburg and Don M. and his wife Sandy Cook of Tullahoma. Step-son, Mike and his wife Melody Hendrixson of Florida. Grandchildren, Kelly Langdford, Jenny Breal, Jon Hendrixson, Sean Borne, and Lee Cook. Great grandchildren, Daisy Bondurant and Lilah Keaton Breal and mother-in-law, Elsie Hendrixson of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to either the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.

   61 year old Billy Joe Cowan of McMinnville died Friday [January 2, 2009] at his residence of an extended illness. He was a factory worker and a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Greg Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver B. and Erma C. Courtney Cowan. Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Bianne and John Pennington of McMinnville. Two nieces and their husbands, Katrina Pennington and Rusty Thompson and Regenia Pennington and John Rovsek all of Atlanta, Georgia. Two great nieces, [name removed at request] and Hannah Grace Rovsek. One uncle and two aunts also survive. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

   91 year old Bernard Richard Sramcik of Dowelltown died Sunday [December 21, 2008] at UMC in Lebanon. He was a retired supervisor with Uniroyal Tire Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vendle and Christina Sramick. Survivors include three daughters, Donna Parish and Brenda Plodzik of Michigan and Deborah Sramcik of Dowelltown. Two sons, Richard Breeding of Michigan and Roy Breeding of Dowelltown. Twelve grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. One brother, Paul Sramcik of Ohio. Two sisters, Wilma Clevend and Phillis Ptak of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be announced later. The family has chosen direct cremation. ** Memorial Service to be held Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 1 pm.

   92 year old Virgil Lee (Bud) Kirby of Smithville died Sunday [December 7, 2008] at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a retired maintenance worker for the DeKalb County School System and a member and deacon of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Savage and Dolly Cope Kirby; a sister, Ruetta Close; and a brother, Clyde Kirby. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Martella "Tee" Kirby. Three children, Doris Fuson, Deloy and his wife Diane Kirby, and Darrell and his wife Jewell Kirby all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Teresa Johnson, Renee and her husband Brad Hennessee, Tarron and her husband Dale Johnson, Stephanie Kirby, Chad and his wife Shelia Kirby, and Chris Cantrell. Eight great grandchildren, Corey Williams, Jessica Bain, James Caplinger, Caleb Bain, Zackary Caplinger, Taylor Parker and Dallay Kirby, and Brylee Kirby all of Smithville. Two sisters, Jo Puckett of Smithville and Dale Reynolds of Hermitage. One brother, Edward and his wife Joyce Kirby of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to the Mount Hope The Baptist Church and the Allen Hooper Scholarship Fund, in lieu of flowers.

   86 year old Elizabeth Smith of Smithville died Monday [December 1, 2008] at the Meadows at Bellevue. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School at the Snow Hill United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the WMU and was a former school teacher in DeKalb County. She and her husband, Othel Smith, owned and operated Smithville Furniture for 55 years. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Terry Little and John Purdue will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Othel Smith; her parents, Robert and Novella Knowles Pinegar; grandparents, Levi Dodd, Delila Webb Pinegar, Representative John Henry Savage, and Catherine Taylor Knowles; a daughter, Linda Smith; a brother, Ben Pinegar; and a brother-in-law, David Martin. Survivors include a daughter, Pier Vaughn of Franklin. Grandchildren, Shea and Anna Vaughn of Franklin. A sister, Jean Martin of Smithville and a niece, Delila and her husband Phillip Prater of Springfield, Virginia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church or to Alive Hospice, in lieu of flowers.

   95 year old Annie Lee Parsley of Smithville died Thursday [November 27, 2008] at NHC. She was a retired Stanley dealer and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Billy Hawkins, Jr. and Chuck Olson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent Lee and Josie Parker Barnes; husbands, McKinley Baker and Ammon Parsley; four brothers, Otis, Clifton, Solon and Luther Barnes; four sisters, Eller Carter, Janie Carter, Lorene Tramel, and Maudie Pack; and a daughter-in-law, Sarah Hawkins. She is survived by a son, Billy, Sr and his wife Dianne Hawkins of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Billy. Jr. and his wife Trudie Hawkins of Washington State, June Hawkins of Nashville, and Sandy and her husband Mack Harney of Smithville. Four great grandchildren, Sarah and Ben Hawkins of Washington State, John and Jessica Harney of Smithville, and dearest friend Tony Baker of Alexandria. Several nieces, nephew, and family also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Mount Herman Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers.

   63 year old Bobby Cantrell of Lebanon died Tuesday [November 25, 2008] morning at the Summit Regional Medical Center at Hermitage. He was an employee of Prospect and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Owens, David Mahan, and Chuck Groover will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Nonnie Rhody Cantrell. He is survived by two brothers, James and his wife Geraldine Cantrell and Will Allen Cantrell all of Smithville. A sister, Mertie Ann and her husband Stan Williams of Hermitage. Three aunts, Mary Snow, Gladys Braswell, and Lena Rhody. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. House parents Mary and David Dempo of Lebanon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.

   85 year old John Bill Evins of Smithville died Monday [November 10, 2008] at the Webb House. He was a retired business owner of Smithville Builders Supply and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Evins was also a former DeKalb County Trustee, former Smithville Alderman, former Smithville Mayor, former member of the WJLE Board of Directors, former board member of First National Bank, a deacon of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church during the 1950's and 1960's and a board member of the Smithville Electric System. He was also a World War II veteran and navigator on a Transport Aircraft. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Cheryl Foster will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Veta Evins; parents, William Sellars and Virgil Roosevelt Tramel Evins; grandson, John Richard Foster; and a sister, Frances Womack. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl and her husband Brent Foster of Lebanon; Judy and her husband Ron Maxwell of Alabama; and Billie and her husband Greg Hodges of the Virgin Islands. Five grandchildren, Ginger Wenger of Smithville, Michele and her husband Kevin Carson of Lebanon, A.J. and his wife Misty Fedak of Alabama, Erin and Jesse Hodges of South Carolina. Six great grandchildren, Brady Foster and Evin Dyer of Smithville, Eli and Micah Carson of Lebanon and Ike and Max Fedak of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to New Frontiers, in lieu of flowers.

   45 year old Clayton Eugene (Clay) Edwards of Liberty died Sunday [November 9, 2008] at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was born in Orlando, Florida. Edwards was a sales representative and a member of Salem Baptist Church. Edwards was also President of the DeKalb County High School Football Quarterback Club; President of DeKalb West School Junior Pro Basketball; and member of the DeKalb County Fair Board. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Mike Carpenter, Mark Wade, and Phillip Dougan will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from noon until the service time. Visitation both days will be at Salem Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Tena Edwards of Liberty. Children, Abram Edwards and Sara Edwards both of Liberty. His mother, Peggy Edwards of Liberty. His father and step-mother, Charles Donald, Sr. and Glenda Edwards of Kenansville, Florida. A brother, Charles "Chuck" Donald and his wife Priscilla Edwards of Kissimmee, Florida. A sister, Tina Edwards of Kissimmee, Florida. A half sister, Monica and her husband Nick Emmons of Kenansville, Florida. Step sisters, Trisha and her husband Jamie Baker of Williston, Florida, Janice Thomas of Florida, and Barbara and her husband Scott Burnap of Ohio. Step brothers, Rick and his wife Dodie Thomas of Florida, and Jay Thomas of Florida. Sisters-in-law, Pat and her husband Joe Fletcher of Murfreesboro and Penny and her husband Pat McCann of Sulphur, Louisiana. A brother-in-law, David Coye of Sulpher, Louisiana. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The DeKalb County High School Football Team will serve as honorary pallbearers. Contributions for the family may be made, in lieu of flowers, at DeKalb Community Bank or at dekalbcountyfootball.com.

   James Paul Bailiff, age 66, 2018 Katelyn Dr., Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Avery County, NC, but lived in Carter County most of his life, he was the son of the late Paul and Mildred Horney Bailiff. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Nancy Stevens Bailiff, September 2, 1991. Mr. Bailiff was a member of Grace Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon, training union director and Sunday school teacher. He was a former employee of Giant Food Markets and Beaunit Fibers. He served in the US Army reserve. Survivors include his wife, Ina Mae Stanbery Bailiff, of the home; one daughter Gina Bailiff and her partner, Michael Bryant, Elizabethton; one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Carol Ann Bailiff, Broomfield, Colorado; one stepson and wife, Dawaine and Nena Stanbery, Elizabethton; one stepdaughter and husband, Dolores and Carl Bowman, Elizabethton; step-granddaughters and step great-grandchildren: Jenny Isaacs and her daughter Camie, Amanda Whitaker and husband Kevin, and son Jacob, Carina Bowman, all of Elizabethton, And Nicole Showalter and daughter Zoee, Colorado. Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 18th, at Grace Baptist Church, with Rev. Ron Owens and Rev. Chris Hughes officiating. Eulogy by his daughter, Gina Bailiff. Music will be under the direction of Harol Smith and Kathy Wilson, Pat Presnell, pianist. The family will receive friends from noon - 2:00 PM prior to the service at the church or at the residence, 2018 Katelyn Dr. at anytime. Interment will follow in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Joe Fortune, Teddy Reed, Rev. Larry Stallard, Paul Branch, John Bryant, David Ferguson and Jack Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and men of Grace Baptist Church. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Grace Baptist Church Building Fund, 1114 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Condolences may be sent to the family electronically by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guestbook or by fax to 542-9499. Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the Baliff family. Obituary line - 543-4917; Office - 542-2232

   50 year old Nancy Marie Hale of McMinnville and formerly of Smithville died Thursday morning [October 30, 2008]. She was employed as a Senior Buyer at Shiroki North America in Smithville. A memorial service will be held at DeKalb Funeral Chapel on Tuesday. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Patricia Fenimore; two sisters, Lynn and her husband Willard Smith and Robin and her husband Terry Tate; nieces and nephews, Nanci and her husband Eric Drennan, Chris and his wife Jeanette Allen, Patrick Allen, Jamie Tate, and Shawn and Bailey Tate; mother and father-in-law, Josephine and Lloyd Hale; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Patty Hale; and friends Rickey Hale and Lisa Colson. Flowers may be sent to DeKalb Funeral Chapel or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local Humane Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   73 year old Mrs. Bobbie Hale of Liberty died Wednesday [October 29, 2008] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Timothy Pelham will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fonzo and Mae Vaugh Stacy; a brother, Jack Stacy; and a sister, Ethelene Close. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Billy Hale of Liberty. Children, Kathy and her husband Bill Nokes of Pea Ridge and Deborah and her husband Elvis Pedigo of Dowelltown. Grandchildren, Wesley Nokes, Natasha Nokes, and Corey Pedigo. Sisters, Jean Newbell of Lebanon and Dean Turner of Michigan. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   74 year old Jimmy Walls of Smithville died Monday [October 27, 2008] at his residence. He was a retired U.S. Mail Carrier and a member and Chairman of the Deacons at the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dave Carden will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Falson and Ester Childers Walls; brothers, Frank, Jr., Rufus, and JVan Walls; and sisters, Willie White, Annie Hendrixson, Jennie Tramel, and Geraldine Walls. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marie Walls of Smithville. A son, Steven and his wife Susan Walls of Mississippi. Three grandchildren, Christina, Kimberly, and Christopher Walls of Mississippi and two sisters, Betty Sandlin and Erlene and her husband Charles Olson all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Mount Herman Baptist Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.

   72 year old Kathryn Colvert Cantrell of Smithville died Monday [October 20, 2008] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She wasa retired Guidance Counselor at DeKalb County High School, member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, Smithville Women's Study Club, and a member of the Red Hats Society. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Entombment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home and from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John P. and Eliza Vickers Colvert and a son, David Sean Cantrell. Survivors include her husband, Waniford Cantrell of Smithville. Sons, Steven Allen and his wife Gloria Cantrell of Washington, D.C. and Andrew Todd Cantrell of Smithville. Grandchildren, John Colvert Cantrell of Fairfax Station, Virginia, and J.W. Cantrell and Steven Andrew Cantrell both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   85 year old Clara Janelle LaFever of Smithville died Tuesday [October 14, 2008] at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and a secretary at the courthouse. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur LaFever and her parents, Herman and Clara Calhoun Webb. Survivors include sons, Ray and his wife Genia LaFever of Nashville and Carlon and his wife Suzanne LaFever of Soddy Daisy. Grandchildren, Adrienne LaFever of Soddy Daisy and Rebecca LaFever of Chicago. Two sisters, Ina Ruth Bess and Jo Evelyn Underhill both of Smithville. A brother, Ray Morris Webb of Smyrna and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

   91 year old Thellie Christine Allen of Alexandria died Sunday [October 12, 2008] at the Quality Care Nursing Home in Lebanon. She was a Wilson County native, a retired shirt factory worker, and an active member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate and burial will be in the Talley Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dossie B. and Thellie Lemons Sellars and her husband of 50 years, Wade Allen. Survivors include children, Bobbie Nell and her husband Jimmy Staley of Gallatin, Willie B. Allen of Donelson, and George Allen of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Allen and wife Melissa Staley of Franklin and Sharon and husband Robert Dunn of Bloomington, Illinois. Great grandchildren, Alex Dunn, Kaitlin Dunn, and Rachel Dunn. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church or the Talley Cemetery in lieu of flowers.

   83 year old Helen Virginia Fuson Matthews of Madisonville and formerly of Smithville died Wednesday [October 8, 2008] at her residence. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church; a member of the DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association and the Madisonville Senior Citizens Center. Matthews was also a retired teacher and a Home Demonstration agent for the Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service. She taught school at Pikeville and at DeKalb County High School. She gaduated from DeKalb County High School in 1943 and from the University of Tennessee in 1947. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dr. John Purdue will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Toy Jackson, Sr. and Martha Frazier Fuson; a brother, Dr. Joe Fuson; and a sister, Jean Fuson Robinson. Survivors include children, Linda and her husband Jim Beatty of Madisonville and Michael and his wife Jill Matthews of Knoxville. Grandchildren, Chris and his wife Katie Beatty and Brian Matthews. Great grandchildren, Aden and Jameson Beatty. Brothers, Toy Fuson, Jr. and Don Fuson both of Brentwood. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church in memory of Mrs. Matthews in lieu of flowers.

   88 year old Jewel Medley of Smithville died Friday [September 26, 2008] at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a member of the Retired Teacher's Association. Medley was a school teacher for 32 years. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. E.H. Denman and Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elizabeth Hooper Young; a sister, Jimmie Dell; and a step-brother, Larry Joe Young. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Medley of Smithville. A son, Nelson and his wife Fay Gilreath of Smithville. A granddaughter, Tarron and her husband, Bobby Huddleston of Norene. A great grandson, Colby Huddleston. Step grandchildren,Shane Cook, Nathan Cook, and Darrell Adcock. Step great grandchildren, Heath Daughtery, Quentin Cook, Taylor Cook, Ali Adcock, and B.J. Adcock. Her step-mother, Martha Spencer of Dowelltown. Half- sisters, Retha Nell Braswell of Dowelltown and Dixie Faye Greer of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.