84 year old James Donald Puckett of Smyrna died Wednesday at his residence in Smyrna. He was a member of the Stones River Baptist Church and he was retired from Avco Aircraft Assembly. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Herbert and Myrtle Arena Foutch Puckett; a daughter Tammy Garner; and a sister, Nina Rose Bain. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Carol Puckett of Smyrna. Three daughters, Cheryl and Steve Addington of Walter Hill, Aleisha and Chad Burchett of Smithville, and Scarlet Adcock Smyrna. One brother, W.J. Puckett of Coopertown. One sister, Motie Shadowens of Charlotte. Seven grandchildren, Chris and Kelly Close of Lascassas, Shayne and Kevin Pitts of Knoxville, Callie Garner and Jenna Garner of Murfreesboro, Brandon Adcock of Smyrna, and Olivia Fuson and Skylar Fuson of Smithville. Five great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Stones River Baptist Church and the Alzheimer's Associatio.
Barbara Joan Taylor Fuson age 75 of Nashville and DeKalb County native, passed away Tuesday night, October 18, 2016 at St. Thomas Hospital Midtown. She was born December 25, 1940 to her parents, the late Martin and Novie Yates Taylor. In addition to parents, she was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Jo Parton, Carnell Keith, Elizabeth Young, and Patty Trusty; 3 brothers, Albert Taylor, Solon Taylor and James Taylor. Barbara was a Baptist and a retired County Clerk with Metro Nashville Government with 25 years of service. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James C. Fuson of Nashville; 2 children, Michael (Dawn) Fuson of Madison and Lisa (David) Jones of Cottontown; 4 grandchildren, Kevin (Devon) Southgate, Justin Fuson, Courtney Fuson and Lacy Jones; 2 great-grandchildren, Carolina Wright and Jaxton Southgate; 1 brother, Doyle Taylor of Smithville; 2 brothers-in-law, Frank Parton and Wayne (Peggy) Fuson both of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Friday, October 21, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale and interment will follow in Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 1:PM until 8:PM and Friday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 3:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Darleen Marie Jose age 68 of Smithville and a native of Michigan passed away Tuesday morning, October 18, 2016 at her residence in the Keltonburg Community. She was born September 2, 1948 to her parents, the late Julius and Helen DeNeve Verhoy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Frank, Tommy, Ritchie and Donny Verhoy. Darleen was a Catholic, worked in window assembly and was a beautician. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, David Jose of Smithville; 4 children, Deborah Jorgensen of Smithville, Donna Dyment, David Jose, Jr., and Danielle Tamachaski all of Michigan; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters and 1 sister, Suzan Jacobs of Michigan. Her family has honored her request to be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, October 21, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 1:PM until the time of the services at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Keltonburg Cemetery Fund in memory of Darleen. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Larry Dale Parsley age 68 of Smithville passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Larry's family has honored his request to be cremated and a memorial service will be held later. A complete obituary will be announced later. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Rev. French M. Gothard, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.
He was born in Akron, OH on January 24, 1930, and was the only son of the late John and Mary Gothard. He was an incredible brother to his sisters, Frances (Ivan) Reiff, the late Evelyn Newberry and the late Sheila Craig.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ruth Hill Gothard; sons, David (Kathy) Gothard, Tim (Sandy) Gothard and Tom (Romelyn) Gothard; daughters, Lenna Gothard (Bill) Allen and Mary Gothard (Gene) Wood; sister, Frances (Ivan) Reiff; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Rev. French received a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University, a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Ministry degree from Andover Newton Theological School. Rev. French was an Elder in the United Methodist Church, and in 1959 he retired from the Tennessee Conference of UMC.
He proudly entered the United States Navy in 1948, where he retired as a Commander after 29 years. During his time in the U.S. Navy, he was an enlisted Boiler Tender on board a "baby flattop" carrier and LST during the Korean Conflict. He further served as a Navy Chaplain with the Seabees in Vietnam, onboard ships, Naval Air Stations, at Naval hospitals, with the U.S. Marines in Okinawa, at NAS Cubi Point, and in the Philippine Islands.
In 1950 Rev. French married the love of his life; Ruth, in Ringgold, GA. He was a loving and caring father to their five children, and later to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. While he traveled to almost every state and many locations worldwide during his lifetime, he loved the trips out west with Ruth to prospect for gemstones the most. He was a highly talented and accomplished craftsman in fine woodworking, an expert in rock hounding and lapidary, and he taught classes at the Donelson Senior Center.
A Life Celebration service will be held 11:30 AM Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Pennington United Methodist Church, 2745 Pennington Bend Road with Rev. Bud Alexander officiating.
Family and friends are invited to share memories at the church from 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, and also one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Middle TN State Veterans Cemetery.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, please make donations to Pennington United Methodist Church.
Cremation and Funeral Services of Nashville were in charge of the services.
Mr. Kenneth D. Pedigo age 86 of McMinnville, TN, died Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He was born July 07, 1930, in Spencer, TN and was the 8th child to the late William Dexter Pedigo, Sr. who died in 1932 and Nettie Smith Pedigo who died in 1978. Kenneth served in the National Guard, owned and operated Pedigo Development, and was a member of the Church of Christ at Central. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Verna Dean Barnes Pedigo, sisters Hallie Brown and Evelyn Crouse, brothers Eugene Pedigo, Leonard Pedigo, Frank Pedigo, and William Dexter Pedigo, Jr., and son-in-law Johnny Thomas Taylor, Jr.
Survivors include his wife Myrna Pedigo, children Sylvia Rubley, Angelia Pedigo, and Lydia Taylor, step-children Gwen (Keith) Chisam, Tony (Tish) Lockhart, and Sherry (Duane) Hickey, brother Thomas Pedigo, sister-in-law Mary Gulley Pedigo, grandchildren Aaron Rubley, Seth (Angela) Rubley, and Terrence Crim, step-grandchildren Jeremy (Nicole) Chisam and Jeff (Courtney) Chisam, great-grandchildren Troy Rubley and Rayder Crim, step-great-grandchildren Anaston Chisam, Brayden Chisam, Brynlee Chisam, and Brody Chisam, special friend Deb Rigsby, and several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.
Graveside service will be 2:30 PM Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Salem Cemetery. Carl D. Bouldin will officiate. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 PM until 2 PM at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
54 year old Richard Allen Chapman of Alexandria died Thursday at Hendersonsville Medical Center. He was retired from Norvelle Skin Solutions. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy Chapman and Omega Sue Cantrell Sanders and a brother, Jimmy Wayne Chapman. Survivors include a son, Cory and Tiffanie Chapman; two grandchildren, Morgan and Klayton Chapman all of Woodbury; one sister, Lisa and Kevin Cox of Liberty; and special friend, Aubrey Kilgore of Brush Creek. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses..
Mr. Ray Robinson age 69 passed away at his residence, Thursday evening October 13, 2016. He was a custodian with DeKalb County Board of Education and was associated with the Baptist Church, and served in the United States Navy. Mr. Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Floyd Robinson and Annie Lee Robinson Taylor; sisters, Sally Judkins and Linda Summers. There will be no visitation held, family and friends will gather at the cemetery for a graveside service. Graveside service will be held Sunday October 16, 2016 at 2:PM at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Danny Bandy officiating. He is survived by his wife, Teresa Robinson; special step-daughter and caregiver, Becky Atnip; special friend, Christina Snipes; sister, Freeda Phillips; mother-in-law, Betty Jones; sisters-in-law, Darlene and Ronnie Pollard, and Cheryl and Darrin Barnes; brother-in-law, Tony and Patricia Jones; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other family members also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
78 year old Leonard E. Redmon of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a Baptist and retired from Westinghouse. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Haggard and Shane Smith will officiate and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clata Tallent Redmon; a sister, Rufene Cantrell; brothers, Douglas "Mac", James "Jim", and William "Wig" Redmon; a niece and her husband, Ann and Leon Barnes; mother and father-in-law, Roy and Bessie Young Tallent; and brother-in-law, Leroy Tallent. Redmon is survived by two daughters, Wanda Redmon and Fiance Grady Prichard and Vonda and husband Glen Brown all of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Dustin and Karah Brown and Halea and C.J. Wilkerson of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Ayla, Addyson, and Annslee Brown and Zander Coleman all of Smithville. Four nieces, more like sisters, Hellon Emberton, Thelma Irby, and Brenda and John Clark, and Linda and Chuck Mosley. Two sisters-in-law, JoAnn and Beverly Redmon all of Texas. Brother-in-law, Leonard and Joyce Tallent of Smithville. A host of nieces, nephews, and extended family, neighbors, and friends. Caregivers, April Nolan, Christiana O'Neal, Kelly Cantrell, Michelle DeSilva, Lisa Baker, Tina Young, and Ashley Tittsworth. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department in the Belk and Keltonburg area.
June Teresa Griffith age 54 of Alexandria, passed away Friday night, September 9, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born March 13, 1962 to her parents, the late S.B. and Bobbie Jean Neal Griffith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death 2 brothers, Jimmy Griffith and James Griffith; 1 sister, Marie McBride; maternal grandparents, Clarence and Lillian Neal; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Virgil Griffith. She was a Pentecostal and a factory worker. Survivors include 2 children, Derrick (Rachel) Hudgins of Lebanon, Selina Hudgins of Gallatin; 7 grandchildren, Tori, Michael, Ethan and Adon Hudgins, Angel Heady, CJ Heady and Shyanna Rose; 2 sisters, Deborah Page of Dowelltown and Melissa Culwell of Lewisburg; 2 brothers, Charles (Phyllis) Griffith of Alexandria and Maurice Griffith of Smithville; long-time companion, Danny Skinner of Alexandria. Teresa's family has honored her request to be cremated and there will be a Gathering of family and friends to celebrate her life at Bethel Cemetery on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 4:30 PM until 6:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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