Obituaries

Dawn Allison Clayton

Aug 20 2015

Dawn Allison Clayton age 52 of Smithville passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 18, 2015 at her residence. She was born October 3, 1962 to her parents, Joh and Minta DeYoung DeVries. Dawn was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Clayton. She was a Jehovah's Witness and Disabled. Survivors include her parents, John and Minta DeVries of Smithville; 3 brothers, John DeVries of Smithville, Randall (Sherry) DeVries of Woodbury, Eric (Melonie) DeVries of Dowelltown; 1 sister, Jenny (Glenn) Evans of Smithville; several nieces and nephews; 3 sisters-in-law, Valarie (Dennis) Leasure of Smithville, Jodie Jones of Smithville, and Diana (Ted) Sokol of Massachusetts; 2 brothers-in-law, John Teed of Virginia and Jeremy Clayton of Dowelltown. Memorial Services will be conducted 4:PM Saturday, August 22, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Glenn Evans officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2:PM until the time of the memorial service at 4:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Tracy Lee Caplinger

Aug 20 2015

45 year old Tracy Lee Caplinger of Auburntown died Thursday at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. He was owner of L & C Sporting Goods, an avid outdoorsman, and member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church. Dusty Desimone will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Caplinger was preceded in death by his father, Donnie Caplinger; maternal grandparents, Walter and Joyce Haas; and paternal grandparents, Monroe and Hazel Caplinger. Survivors include his wife Jeanna Brown Caplinger; two daughters, Kayna and Kayley Caplinger all of Auburntown. Parents, Hugh and Linda Haas Lawrence of Smithville. A brother, Rusty and Ginger Caplinger of Dowelltown. A sister, Mitzi and Paul Stouder of Smithville. Father and mother-in-law, Jim and Darnell Brown of Liberty. A brother-in-law, Jason and Jennifer Brown of Auburntown. Several nieces, nephews, and friends survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. Donations may be made to the West Main Baptist Church Wholly Fed Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Carl McBride

Aug 20 2015

Mr. Carl McBride of Smithville passed away Thursday morning, August 20, 2015 at his daughter's home in Hermitage. He was born November 18, 1933 in Temperance Hall to his parents the late, Bud and Eunice Scott McBride. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 son, Ronnie McBride; 1 daughter, Patricia Gail McBride; grandson, Andrew McBride Ferris. Carl attended The Gathering in Smithville and worked with Purity Dairies for 36 years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances McBride of Smithville; 2 daughters, Cindy (Grover) Moss of Hermitage and Angie (Robert) Havener of Nashville; 1 grandson, Jonathan Powell of Nashville; 1 great-grandson, Evan Powell; 2 brothers, Charles (Marie) McBride of Brentwood and John (Mary) McBride of Mt. Juliet; nieces, Pam, Beverly, Sharon, and Melissa and 1 great-niece, Wendy. Funeral services for Carl will be conducted 1:PM Saturday, August 22, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jimbo Eddins officiating and interment to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 3:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Beckett Tucker Melching

Aug 18 2015

Beckett Tucker Melching, the eleven-day-old son of Bobby and Martha Melching of Smtihville passed away at Vanderbilt on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. A private graveside service for family members only will be on Thursday at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by brother, Knox Robert Melching, Paternal great grandfather, Eldon Baker, paternal great grandparents, Dean and Marilyn Melching, Paternal Great uncle, John Baker, Maternal great grandparents, Casto and Josie Puckett, and Maternal cousin, Josiah Graden Kirksey. In addition to his parents, Beckett is survived by his twin sister, Lorilai Melching of Smithville, Paternal Grandparents: Darren and Lori Melching of White House Maternal Grandmother: Gail Kirksey of Smithville, Maternal grandfather: Howard and his wife Carol Kirksey of Tullahoma, Paternal great grandmother: Betty Kowalski of Loup City, Nebraska, Maternal great grandmother: Betty Kirksey of Murfreesboro, Paternal great great grandmother: Esther Baker of Nebraska, Paternal Aunt: Melissa Melching of Cleveland, Paternal Uncles: Brian Melching of Cookeville, Benjamin Melching of White House, and John Melching of USMC, Maternal Uncle: Graden and wife Sabrina Kirksey of Smithville and their children, Silas and Ella Kirksey. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Monroe Carrol Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

William Eli "Bill" McClain

Aug 17 2015

Mr. William Eli "Bill" McClain age 76 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning at his residence. He was born February 8, 1939 to his parents, the late Joe and Pearl Turner McClain. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances McClain; daughter, Tonya McClain; 3 brothers, George Lewis McClain, Cecil McClain, Jimmy McClain; 2 sisters, Anita Rackley and Marie Turner. Mr. McClain was a member of Old Fashioned Freewill Baptist Church and retired from Reichhold Chemical Company and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Survivors include 3 children, Teresa Lynn (Dennis) Sisco of Murfreesboro, William Todd (Melissa) McClain of Eagleville and Dennis Lee McClain of Smithville; 2 grandchildren, Jonathan and Jessica Sisco; 5 sisters, Joann Stuber of Florida, Jane Certain, Georgia McCorkle and Mae Prater all of McMinnville and Mary Jernigan of Manchester; 1 brother, James McClain of Woodbury. Mr. McClain's request was to be cremated. There will be a memorial service held Thursday at 1:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial of his cremains will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sue Williams Eaton

Aug 17 2015

Sue Williams Eaton age 82 of Lebanon and a native of Alexandria departed this life August 15, 2015 at her home. She was taken and received by heavenly angels, to include the love of her life, her husband Ed, and returned to her Father’s home. As a special gift from God, she was delivered on September 26, 1932 to Willie Austin and Laura Frances Oakley Williams. Mama Sue was a devout and loving housewife to her husband Ed, whom she has joined after a year’s absence. Today she celebrates he Father’s presence and the reunion of her husband.

She owned and operated Sue’s Beauty Shop for over fifty-five years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Ed; sister, Frances Evelyn Williams. Sue was blessed with three wonderful sons who survive: Edward (Linda) Eaton, Randy “BoBo” (Debbie Jo) Eaton, Mike Eaton; grandchildren: Katie (Jeremy) Pitman, Mary Grace (Justin) Page, Randy Eaton, Jeremy (Jane) Howard; great-grandchildren: Kinley and Blaine Pitman, Kaia and Abegayle Howard; special friends: Peggy Ryan, Bettie Lou Neely, Vivian Mann, Marie Jones, and her precious four legged girl, Martina.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 1 p.m. from the Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave. with Pastor John Hunn and Associate Pastor Tom Suiter officiating. Interment – Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Temperence Hall. Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Steven Neely, Billy Willoughby, Richard Harper. Active Pallbearers: David, Will, and Mark Litchford, Russell Ryan, Mark Willoughby, Denton Hunt. Visitation Wednesday 2-7 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo and Thursday 11 Noon – 1 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements.

Eva Lois Tatrow

Aug 15 2015

Eva Lois Tatrow, age 91, of 6277 State Street, Garden, Michigan died August 13, 2015 at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique.

She was born October 27, 1923 in Dekalb County, Tennessee the daughter of Clarence and LuVerna (Bates) Johnson and attended school there. During World War II, she moved to Detroit and worked as a riveter in a bomber factory.

On October 6, 1946 the former Eva Lois Johnson married Robert Kenneth Tatrow in Garden. They made their home in Garden and he preceded her in death on October 10, 1987.

Most important to Lois was the time she spent with her family. She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, cooking, playing bingo, and going to the casino.

Lois is survived by her sons, “Bucky” (Brenda) Tatrow of Smithville, TN, Kevin (Debbi Wilson) Tatrow of Garden, and Keith Tatrow of Garden; daughters, Laurel (Dennis) Jenkins of Sparta, TN, Shelby (Frank) Lawrence of Smithville, TN, Mary Jo (Corky) Britt of Smithville, TN, and Claudia (Tom) Klink of Garden; daughter-in-law, Debbie Tatrow of Garden; 33 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; sisters, Josephine Cantrell of Smithville, TN and Helen Poss of Tracey City, TN; nieces and nephews; special family friends, Debbie Ansell, Jack Ansell, Franny Ansell and Becky Barks; and her special caregiver, Denise Ansell.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her children, Danny Tatrow, James Tatrow, Deborah Tatrow and Joy Ann Tatrow; and her brother John Johnson.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm, Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Garden, Michigan. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 pm, at the funeral home in Garden, with Celebrant Carole Cooper officiating.

Additional services will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 3pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, from 10am until the service time at 3pm.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Barbara Jo Barrett

Aug 13 2015

Barbara Jo Barrett age 68 of Watertown, died Thursday morning, Aug. 13, 2015 at her residence. Born in Dekalb County, she was the daughter of the late Lassie Mai Driver Pedigo and Elmo Pedigo. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Bratten Barrett on Jan. 2, 2010 and by a brother, Carl Pedigo. She was a member of Round Lick Baptist Church and a retired garment factory employee. Barbara is survived by her children, Bratten (Carol) Barrett of Hermitage, Tim Barrett of Watertown and Kim (Gilliam) Vastola of Watertown; grandchildren, Bethany and Caleb Barrett, Tyler and Gage Vastola; sister, Wanda (Richard) Harris of Lebanon; brothers, Leroy (Donna) Pedigo of Nashville and Jerry (Susan) Pedigo of Crossville; 6 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Round Lick Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn Denton officiating. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown and 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the church. Pallbearers, Bryan Pedigo, Robert Driver, Dakota, Tyler and Marcus Grandstaff, Gerald Lamberson. Honorary pallbearers, the Mary and Martha Sunday School Class at Round Lick Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Barbara Barrett Children's and Youth Scholarship Fund for Church Camps. Memorials will be accepted at Wilson Bank & Trust or at the funeral home. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Gracie Nell Evans

Aug 11 2015

Gracie Nell Evans age 91 of Dowelltown, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center. She was born March 2, 1924 to her parents, the late Thomas and America Adcock Luna. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Evans, 2 sisters, Jessie Knowles and Mary Pinegar and 3 brothers, Elijah, Herb and Zeb Luna. Mrs. Gracie was a Baptist and a retired shirt factory worker. She is survived by 1 sister, Nannie Gamble of South Pittsburg, TN; 6 nieces, Frances (Larry) Johnson of Dowelltown, Lois (Jimmy) Davis of Smithville, Betty (Charles) Atnip of Smithville, Ruth (Ronnie) Hobbs of Smithville, Kay Henegar of South Pittsburg, TN, and Doris (Rick) Chapman of Rossville, GA; 2 nephews, Kenneth (Freda) Pinegar of Smithville and Bill (Nancy) Luna of Noblesville, IN; 1 step-grandson, Richard (Kim) Young of Smithville; sister-in-law, Willene Luna of Inverness, FL; several great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday, August 13, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bobby Thomason officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 3:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Vickie Carol Young

Aug 8 2015

51 year old Vickie Carol Young of Katy, Texas died suddenly Wednesday, August 5. She was born in Smithville to her parents, Grady H. and Linda Haley Young. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a dental assistant. Vickie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Lonnie and Madalyene Bing Haley and paternal grandparents, James Monroe and Edith Evans Young. Survivors include two sons, Joshua Salsgiver of Katy, Texas and David Young of Canada; parents, Grady H. and Linda Haley Young of Katy, Texas; one brother, Grady Allen Young of Texas; one nephew, Matthew Young of Katy, Texas; several aunts, uncles, and cousins in Tennessee. The arrangements for Vickie are incomplete and will be held in Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family has asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ or the Danny Thomas Foundation at St. Jude's Hospital. This information provided by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

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