Obituaries

Mirl Raymond Poss

Sep 4 2014

Mirl Raymond Poss, 86, formerly of the Dibrell and Newtown communities, passed away Tuesday, September 02, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Mirl Poss was born November 20, 1927 in DeKalb County, TN, to the late E. L. (Les) and Hassie Certain Raymond. Also preceding her in death are her sisters and brothers Louise Winchester, Helen Bell, Ruth Cantrell, T. R. Raymond, and Walter Raymond. She was a member of Newtown The Baptist Church and retired after 28 years with Century Magnetek.

Surviving is her husband of 67 years, Marvin Wayne Poss, daughter Carolyn Harper and her husband Joe Harper of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, son Austin Poss and his wife Carolyn Turner Poss of Lynchburg, TN, grandchildren Melanie Womack of McMinnville, Cristi (Brian) Waters of Old Fort, TN, Shannon Poss of Lynchburg, TN, and Brandon Poss of Murfreesboro, TN, great grandchildren Ashland Behling, McKenzie Marske, Colby Schleif, Braxton and Connor Waters, Ruby, Daniel, and John Austin Jimenez, step-granddaughter MacKenzie Waters, and great-great grandson, Isaac Behling. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be 11 AM Friday, September 05, 2014 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Dwight Knowles will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The Poss Family will receive friends from 4 PM until 8 PM on Thursday and again from 9 AM until 11 AM Friday at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dianna Latimer, Christina McNeal, and Sasha Trott and all of the staff of Hospice Compassus of Tullahoma, TN for their kindness and care of our mother.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Anna Mai King Crowder

Sep 3 2014

99 year old Anna Mai King Crowder of Alexandria died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. Born in Wilson County, Crowder was a homemaker and a member of Upper Helton Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Dr. John Tidwell will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, S.T. King and Etta Malone King; her husband, J.T. Crowder; brothers and sisters, Johnnie Humphrey, Mable Ballew, Vernelle McClanahan, Clyde King, and J.W. King. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine and husband Joel Collins of Easley, South Carolina. Grandchildren, Jae and husband Jay Beasley of Easley, South Carolina, Lance Collins of Easley, South Carolina, and Major Joy Collins of New Market, England. Great grandchild, Katherine Elaine Beasley of Easley, South Carolina. Nieces and nephews, Rochelle and Mark Gray of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Mike and Dee Humphrey of Russellville, Arkansas, Tim and Julie King of Belton, Missouri, and Kerry and Sarah King of Raymore, Missouri. Sisters-in-law, Jewell King of Brush Creek and Juanita King of Raymore, Missouri. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Alice Marie Mullican Baker

Sep 2 2014

72 year old Alice Marie Mullican Baker of Huntington, TN and a native of DeKalb County, passed away August 29, 2014 at her residence. Ms. Alice was the daughter of the late Obel and Ruby Taylor Mullican, and was also preceded in death by a son, Ron Herman. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and worked many years at Spartan Industries as a secretary and then moved to Alabama where she was a manager at Shoe Show, after her retirement, she moved to Huntington. She is survived by 1 daughter, Becky (Mike) Crocker of Huntington; 2 grandsons, Byron Wilson and Dustin Crocker both of Huntington and 1 great-grandson, Caleb Crocker of Huntington; aunts, Omie Taylor and Hazel Taylor both of Smithville and Audrey Snyder of McMinnville; uncle, Joe (Helen) Taylor of Smithville; Special Friends, Faye Hendrix, Polly Hill and Joyce Spurlock and a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday at the Chase Funeral Home in Huntington with the burial to follow in the New Independent Full Gospel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. Chase Funeral Home in Huntington is in charge of the arrangements and this information is provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Milus Ann Barrett

Sep 1 2014

81 year old Milus Ann Barrett of Mt. Juliet died Saturday. She was preceded in death by husband, Robert Barrett, Sr.; parents, Shelie and Chole Webb; sister, Sally McClain; and brothers, Junior Webb, Everett Webb and Smith Webb. Survived by children, Angie (Doug) Kelley, Robert (Seleta) Barrett, Jr., and Mike Barrett; sisters, Mildred (Johnny) Turner and Jo Evans; brother, Porter Webb; and grandchildren, Rachel (Josh) Lloyd and Andrew (Carmen) Kelley.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Bro. David Jones officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Kenneth Webb, Wayne Caldwell, Josh Lloyd, Andrew Kelley, Doug Kelley and Roger Newman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are: Mrs. Barrett's nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, September 2nd from 2-8 pm and Wednesday, September 3rd from 11 am until time of service.

Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Dean Johnson Moore

Sep 1 2014

84 year old Joe Dean Johnson Moore of Smithville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Mrs. Moore was born in Smithville, Tennessee and was a lifetime resident of DeKalb County. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Opha Redmon Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Joe Allen Moore, a brother, Willie Johnson and a sister Doris Adams.

Mrs. Moore was a member of the Brethren in Christ Church. She loved cross stitch, sewing, quilting, fishing and traveling.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville, Tennessee. Brother Don Frensley will officiate. The burial will follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her five loving children, Wanda (Buddy) Wiggs, Robert (Helen) Moore, Ellen (Bucky) Southard, Brenda (E.J.) Bain, Tammy (Mike Owen) Moore. Her beloved grandchildren are Shannon (Ashley) Lepley, Brian Southard, Clayton Moore, Brandon (Shayna) Taylor, Bradley Taylor and granddaughter Makayla Bain. In the last few years, her great grandchildren were the light of her life. She adored them and they adored her. Her great grandchildren are Caleb, Caley and Madison Taylor, Cameron and Ashton Lepley, Preston and Hunter Moore, Skyler (Little William) and Christopher Southard and Braxton Taylor. Step great grandchildren Ryan Lincoln, Kobe Curtis and Maegan Madden. Her brother Jewel (Helen) Johnson, half-brother Willie Johnson, half-sisters Hattie Dickens, Betty Bell, Ann Bickford. Her special helper Kari Taylor.

Her family was blessed and raised by a Godly mother. She was such a loving and caring person to her family and everyone she met. We will miss her dearly.

We would like to thank everyone for their help in caring for our Mama. Especially our sister Ellen. She stayed with Mama day and night for over two years.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Leon McDaniel, Sr.

Aug 27 2014

67 year old Richard Leon McDaniel, Sr. of Dowelltown died Tuesday afternoon at his sons residence of an extended illness. He was the son of the late Enoch Ambers and Dovie Eva Mae Huffstetler McDaniel. He was a construction worker and a Baptist. Richard is survived by 6 children; Bessie B. Gammons, Amanda Duke, Enoch McDaniel, Richard McDaniel, Jr., Angela McDaniel and Lillian Hackney; 23 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, 1 brother. Mr. McDaniel's request was to be cremated and there will be no services held at the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Junior Keaton

Aug 27 2014

Larry Junior Keaton passed away Wednesday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was the son of the late Johnny Melton and Fannie Bell Hale Keaton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Jack, Joe, W.J. and Bobby Ray Keaton and 1 sister, Johnnie Oleda Malone. Larry was a Construction worker and a Baptist. He is survived by 1 daughter, Nelda Bandy of Smithville, 1 son, Ronnie Keaton of McMinnville, 2 brothers, Doyle (Peggy) Keaton of Liberty and James Keaton of Alexandria; 7 grandchildren, Jacob Bandy, Tanisha Bandy, Briana Bandy, Cory Junior Keaton, Cody Dustin Keaton, Hunter Ray Keaton and Holly Marie Keaton; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted 2:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial will follow in Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 2: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.

Martha Jane Linder Tisdale Kelley

Aug 26 2014

95 year old Martha Jane Linder Tisdale Kelley of Lebanon died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southside Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Herman Kelly and Hobert Tisdale; a daughter, Darlene Tisdale and a grandson, Steve Tisdale; two great grandchildren, Ian Tisdale and Dillon Petty; parents, Bill and Malissia Barks Linder; four brothers, Shebray, Classie, George and Sidney Linder; and four sisters, Mary Lou Linder, Ada Boyd, and Rene Martin and Gene Evans. Survivors include six children, Billy and Lera Tisdale of Smithville, Bobby and Pat Tisdale, Ann Tisdale, Hobert, Jr. and Joyce Tisdale, and Nancy Tisdale all of Lebanon and Rickey and Suzann Tisdale of Carthage. Twenty three grandchildren, forty six great grandchildren, twenty eight great great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gerald Stevens

Aug 23 2014

71 year old Gerald Stevens of Liberty died Friday at his residence. He was a former machine operator at Johnson Motors, Outboard Marine. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lovina Armstrong Stevens. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia Stevens of Liberty. Three daughters, Dawn Duvall of Wisconsin, Candi and Scott Owens of Smithville, and Lisa Stevens of Liberty. Six grandchildren, Jessica Stevens, Brian Duvall, Kevin Stevens, Sarah Stevens, and Richie and Autumn DePaoli. Four great grandchildren and a sister, Pam Murrell of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in memory of Mr. Stevens.

Jason Bain

49 year old Jason Bain of Liberty died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and a mechanic. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bain-Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Bain was preceded in death by his parents, J.E. Bain and Mary Shehane and two sisters, Tina and Peggy Frances Bain. He is survived by seven children, Michael Bain of Alexandria, Candace and Jazmine Bain both of Indiana, Mindy Bain of Chestnut Mound, Jaylon Bain of Smithvillle, and Jozlyn and Vega Bain both of Liberty. Eight grandchildren. Two sisters, Peggy and Tommy Hensley of Sparta and Melinda Griffith of Alexandria. Five brothers, Jerry Bain of Temperance Hall, Larry Bain of Smithville, David "Cotton" and Priscilla Bain of Smithville, Jimmy Bain of Smithville, and Johnny and Kristy Bain of Lancaster. Fiance, Christina Murphy of Liberty. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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