52 year old Allan Joseph Lester of Dowelltown died Thursday evening at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was disabled. Lester formerly worked as a nurseryman at Guthrie's Nursery. Lester's wishes were that he be cremated. A memorial service will be announced at a later time. Survivors include three children, Stephanie Lester of Dowelltown and Nick and Allan Lester both of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Makaylee Winchester of Dowelltown and Brayden Lester of Smithville. Parents, Robert and Joy Jones Lester of Madison Heights, Michigan. Two brothers, Mike and wife Kim Lester of Chesterfield, Michigan and Bob and wife Maureen Lester of Madison Heights, Michigan. A sister, Candy and husband Bob Ziat of Madison Heights, Michigan. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
90 year old Alene Adamson Harvey of Alexandria died Saturday at UMC hospital in Lebanon. She was a longtime member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate and burial will be in the Talley Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation Tuesday will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service at the church. The family has requested that donations be made to the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church or to the Talley Cemetery in lieu of flowers. Harvey was preceded in death by her parents, A.C. Adamson and Letha Francis Martin; her husband, Joe Thomas Harvey; a son, James Thomas (Tommy) Harvey; a son-in-law, Eddie M. Crips; brothers, Clarence Adamson and Thurman Adamson; sisters, Bobbie Crook, Ada Hicks, Lucille Murphy, Georgia Adamson, and Ethel Crook. Survivors include children, Mary Katherine and husband Richard Matus of Lebanon, Margaret Doris and husband Donnie Uselton of Lebanon, Charlotte Elaine and husband Ken Chapman of Lebanon, and Brenda Gail Crips of Smithville. Daughter-in-law, Miranda Harvey of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Kendra and husband David Erie, Shelly Lynn Lanius, Randal and wife Tara Harvey, Kevin and wife Angelia Harvey, Chad and wife Kayla Harvey, Ryan Crips, and Jeff and wife Melissa Crips. Great grandchildren, Andrea Chapman, Drew Erie, Kailey Harvey, Wyatt Harvey, Grace, A.J., and Zack Crips and Jeremy Crowe. Great great grandchild, Bailey Crowe. Sisters, Betty Jean Bryan and Sarah Hicks. Sisters-in-law, Mable Christian, Montie Lee Robinson, and Willie Harvey. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
97 year old Grace Ann Bratten Medley of Smithville died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and a retired postal worker at the Liberty Post Office. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Don Mathis will officiate. A private burial will be held at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. No visitation will be held prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday. The visitation and funeral service will be open to the public. Medley was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Medley; parents, William Thomas and Lillie Braswell Bratten; a grandson, Bryan Cantrell and a brother, Buster Bratten. Survivors include a son Harris and wife Evelyn Cantrell of Kingsport and a granddaughter, Leslie and her husband Tom Wolfgang of Germantown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Salem Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.Read the rest of this article
79 year old Henry C. Hickey of Gassaway died Saturday at the Woodbury Health Care Center. He was born at Silver Point and was the son of the late Sam & Alma Carter Hickey.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Gary Hancock will officiate and burial will be in the Beech Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday until the time of the service.
Hickey was retired from the Carrier Corporation and was a farmer and member of the Baptist Church
Hickey is survived by his wife, Georgia M. Ortman Hickey of Gassaway; Daughter and Son-in-law, Karen & Steve Higgins of Woodbury; Son, Johnny L. Hickey of Gassaway; 2 Grandsons, Clint & Brandi Higgins and Devon L. Hickey; 2 Great Grandchildren, Kole & Kennedi Higgins; Siblings, Dorothy (George) Allen of Algood, Arthur (Buna) Hickey of Cookeville, Clara Fox of Gainsboro, Alberta Garwood of Murfreesboro, Sammy (Thelma) Hickey of Smithville, Donnie (Betty) Hickey of Smithville, Annie (Jessie) Flatt of Baxter, and Joyce Bird of West Jefferson, Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by four Siblings, Charlie Hickey, Johnnie Hickey, Irma Johnson, and Geneva Garwood.
Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
69 year old Arlin Butch Early of Mart, Texas died Friday April 26. He was a brother to Linda Franklin of Smithville. The funeral service was held Tuesday, April 30 at Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Waco, Texas. A family memorial service was held on Sunday, May 5 at the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Butch was born on June 28th 1943 in Bridgeport Texas to Edgar and Catherine Early. He married Gloria Wright on November 23nd, 1979. He worked as a tool and die maker for Mercury Tool.
Butch was preceded in death by his parents: grandson BillyWright Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria of Mart, children, Debbie Wright , Diana Gouyton and husband Craig, Bobby Wright and wife Georgia, Tracy Wright, and wife Sherry, Billy Wright, Dale McNiel and husband Benny, Johnathan Wright, and wife Simone, Jeff Wright, James Wright and wife Nickey. Two sisters Linda Franklin and husband Ben Franklin of Smithville, Sharon McMullen and husband Mack. Fourteen grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. One Niece, Misty Agee of Smithville; and one nephew Mike McMullen. Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Waco, Texas is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
78 year old James E. Braswell of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a member of the Smithville Church of God. The funeral will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Braswell was preceded in death by his wife, Joann Braswell; parents, Lloyd and Lillian Braswell; a brother, Truman Braswell; and a sister, Ellen Young. He is survived by five sons, David and wife Brenda Braswell of Church Hill; Jerry and wife Carolyn Braswell of Dibrell; Randy Braswell of Smithville; Johnny and wife Maria Braswell of Antioch; and Michael Braswell of Smithville. Four daughters, Lisa and husband Terry Pease of Smithville; Teresa and husband Brad Long of Cookeville; Stephanie Vanatta of Smithville; and Kelsey Braswell of Smithville. Grandchildren, Crystal, Holly, Chris, and Justin Braswell, Shondra Smith, Skylar, Tiffany, and Hannah Pease, Kayla and Bradley Long, Debbie Luna, Gary Hale, Brent Estes, and Kim Roller, and Jimmy Pirtle. Great grandchildren, Gavin Braswell, Isaac and Ian Smith, Jordan Roller, Missha Taylor, McKynsie Roller, and Ryan Taylor. One brother, Charles and wife Elizabeth Braswell of Ringgold, Georgia. Special friends, Garry and Chrissy Young, Debra Anderson, Jim Sexton, and Caris Hospice nurses and caregivers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
65 year old Nell Raymond died Thursday evening at DeKalb Community Hospital ER. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Willie Adcock Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by 1 Brother, James Vaughn. Mrs. Nell was a member of the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church and was a Bank Teller with Liberty State Bank. She is survived by her Husband, Earl Raymond of Smithville; 2 Sons, Brian (Kristin) Raymond of Lexington, KY and Adam (Amy) Raymond of Smithville; 5 Grandchildren, Thomas Raymond, Brianna Raymond, Katherine Bullard, Allison Little and Julia Little and 2 Expected Grand-babies, Alexis Nichole and Aniston Marie Raymond; 2 Sisters, Flora Mai Adcock and Marie (Jimmy) Taylor of Smithville; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, B.L. and Helen Raymond of Smithville and Several Nieces and Nephews. There was a Private Service held for Mrs. Nell with Bro. Dwight Knowles officiating and Burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Whorton Springs Cemetery Fund in memory of Mrs. Nell.Read the rest of this article
Paislee Cheyanne Cripps was born and died Friday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. A private memorial service willl be held at a later date. Survivors include the parents, Tyler and Jessica Cripps of Brush Creek. Grandparents, Shirley and Larry Dyer and Darcy and Kent Cripps. Great grandmothers, Priscilla Jean Dyer and Anna B, Whitaker. Great great grandmother, Eula Cripps (Granny). Aunt, Priscilla Dyer and Tommy Martin. Uncle, Kevin and wife Liz Cripps. Cousins, Charli Cripps. Levi Cripps. and Zack Martin. Great uncle and aunt, Chris and Cynthia Whitaker. Great great aunt, Marie Cripps. Also survived by a large extended family and many friends "Loved by many and missed by all". Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
80 year old Warren Melville Howe of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Protestant and a retired pharmacy sales executive. The family has chosen direct cremation. No visitation will be held at the funeral home. Howe was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Sarah Howe; a son, Dave Howe and a brother, Bob Howe. Survivors include his wife, Mickey Howe of Smithville. Three sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Jane Howe of Old Hickory and Rick Howe and Brad Howe of Florida. One daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Rick Rocha of Florida. One step daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Gary Fuson of Smithvile and three step sons and daughters-in-law Roy and Sherry Smith of Smithville, Keith Smith and Kathy Chaffee and Mark and Peggy Smith all of Michigan. Twenty one grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
Martha Allene Cripps Keith - age 95 of White House, Tennessee passed away Friday, April 26, 2013. Born in Smithville, Tennessee Wednesday, December 19, 1917 she is preceded in death by parents Livie & Pearl Elledge Cripps; husband, Wilson Keith, brothers, Ray & Carl Cripps; sisters Hilda & Josephine Cripps.
Mrs. Keith worked 13 years at the Goodlettsville Dairy Queen; enjoyed growing her flowers; was a member of Temple Baptist Church in White House; she is survived by her daughter, Jane Robertson; sisters, Opal (Clyde) Jones, Opha Turner, Corinne Clark, Doris (Gene) Rowland; brothers, Tom (Georgia) Cripps, Lloyd (Jessie) Cripps.
Funeral services will be 12:00 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. H. D. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Terry Cripps, Jerald Cripps, Mike Jones, Mike Marks, Gary Whittaker, Tim Bowles, Ricky Turner, Mark Paul.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sherry's Run, P O Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088 pr Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Nashville, TN.
Family and friends will gather to remember Mrs. Keith at a visitation Monday, April 29, 2013 from 2:00 until 8:00 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Rd. Goodlettsville, TN 37072Read the rest of this article