Obituaries

Sharon Ann Bouldin

Sep 12 2017

Rock Island, TN resident and Warren County, TN resident Sharon Ann Bouldin, age 65, was born June 11, 1952 and died September 12, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, TN following a brief illness.

A technician with Bridgestone, a former loan officer with Warren County Bank for 20 years, and a member of New Union The Baptist Church, she was the daughter of Nell Rankhorn of McMinnville and the late John Lenard Rankhorn.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Jeff Walls of McMinnville; three grandchildren, Lily Ann Walls, Emily Rose Walls, and Johnathan Troy Walls all of McMinnville; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Carolyn and Garry McBride of Smithville, TN and Tamara and Marty Hensley of Rock Island, TN; brother, Michael Rankhorn of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 in High's Chapel with Garry McBride and Marty Hensley officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery, Belk in DeKalb County, TN. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service Thursday at High's.

In lieu of flowers, donations of books to the family to be placed in Dibrell Elementary School Library or Magness Library.

Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doyle Reed Taylor

Sep 8 2017
Doyle Reed Taylor

Doyle Reed Taylor age 92 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning, September 7, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He was born March 6, 1926 to his parents, the late Martin and Novie Yates Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Taylor; son-in-law, James Keeley; 3 brothers, Solon, Albert and James Taylor; 5 sisters, Carnell Keith, Elizabeth Young, Patty Trusty, Barbara Fuson and Jo Parton. Doyle was a Methodist and Vice-President of Furniture Wholesalers and U.S. Army Veteran having served in WWII. He is survived by 3 children, Jeanette (Cliff) Stephens of Smyrna, Patricia Keeley of Mt. Juliet and Tony (Donna) Taylor of Ashland City; 5 grandchildren, Richie Stephens, Christi McDonald, Stoney Keeley, Brandi Scott, and Chelsea Lee; 9 great-grandchildren, Cody Allen, Maddux McDonald, Makenna McDonald, Aiden Scott, Trixie Scott, Corin Scott, Maddie Barnes, Gemma Lee and Easton Lee; 2 brothers-in-law, Frank Parton of Smithville and James Fuson of Nashville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Saturday, September 9, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 2 PM until 8 PM and Saturday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Leo Andrew Barber

Sep 6 2017

68 year old Leo Andrew Barber of Smithville passed awayTuesday, September 5 at St. Thomas West Nashville. He was a member of Southern Cruisers, Rolling Thunder, and Patriot Guard. He was also a coach driver. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Barber was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Enevia Sweeney Barber and a sister, Carolyn Casterlin. Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Suzanne Barber; two sons, Sean and Michael Barber of New York. Five step children, Jahn Urtz of Texas, Robert Urtz of California, Kristen Kilmartin of New York, Pamela Urtz of California, and Erin Kosidlo of New York. Nine grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. until the memorial service at 7 p.m.

Larry Odell Bennett, Jr.

Sep 6 2017

Larry Odell Bennett, Jr. age 49 of Brookville, IN died Saturday morning, Sept. 2, 2017 in Richmond, IN. He was born Aug. 14, 1968 in Greenfield, IN, son of Barbara Joyce Sandlin Bennett and the late Larry Odell Bennett, Sr. Larry is survived by his sons, David Bennett of Brookville, IN, Zachary Bennett of Liberty and Braiden Bennett of Brookville, IN; his mother, Barbara Joyce Day of Brookville, IN; sisters, Jennifer Wolfrum of Brookville, IN and Tina Reddick of Florida; brothers, Timothy Bennett of Florida, Michael Bennett of Lebanon and Eugene Bennett of Dowelltown; many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Kimberly Grundy officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till service time on Saturday. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Marie Daws Barrett

Sep 6 2017
Marie Daws Barrett

Marie Daws Barrett age 58 of Smithville, passed away Monday evening, September 4, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 13, 1958 to her parents, the late Beecher Junior Ballew and Mable Simmons Ballew Davis. She was a member of the Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church and worked as a secretary in the nursery business for many years. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy Barrett of Smithville; children, Brad (Holly) Williams of Smithville, Keisha (Tony) Smith of Sparta, and Nikki Barrett of Smithville; 2 step-sons, Stephen (Vickey) Barrett and Bradley Barrett both of Smithville; 3 grandchildren, Tyler Williams, Gavin Williams and Zackery Smith; mother, Mable Davis of Smithville; 1 brother, Hank (Charlotte) Ballew of Clarksville. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday, September 7, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 1:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Andrew Ward

Sep 3 2017
Michael Andrew Ward

60 year old Michael Andrew Ward of Smithville passed away Sunday at his residence. He was a press operator at Federal Mogul and a member of the McMinnville Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jonathon Willoughby will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m., Monday from 1-8 p.m., and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Wilma Jean Martin Ward; a sister, Alice Marie Christian; brother, Murrell Lee Ward; niece, Mary Christian; nephew, Paul Ward; and mother-in-law Lorene Barnes Tramel. Survivors include his wife of 31 years Janice Tramel Ward of Smithville. Two daughters, Resha and Chris Allen and Rena and Jonathon Willoughby of Smithville. Grandchildren, Quentin and Ashley Cook, Zackary Snyder, and Jathan and Lydia Willoughby of Smithville. Step grandson, Christopher Allen of Smithville. Great grandson, Aiden West of Smithville. Father Thurman Ward of Smartt Station at Morrison. Six brothers, Paul and Janice Ward of Smithville, Kenneth and Audrey Ward of Rock Island, Tim Ward of Rock Island, David and Reda Ward of McMinnville, Lynn and Laure Ward of Pikeville, and Jim Ward of North Carolina. Three sisters, Brenda and Ricky Henderson of Rock Island, Linda and Tommy Thompson of McMinnville, and Martha and Kenneth Braswell of Elm Hill; and father-in-law, L.C.Tramel of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Mount Herman Youth.

Doris Beshearse

Sep 3 2017
Doris Beshearse

Doris Beshearse age 76 of Smithville passed away Saturday evening, September 2, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 17, 1941 to her parents, the late Schuyler Bedford and Elizabeth Frances Redmon Hendrixson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Brown Hendrixson. Doris was a homemaker and member of the Short Mountain Church of God. She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of 55 years, Jerry Beshearse of Smithville; 3 children, Gary (Rita) Beshearse, Teresa (Darrell) Spencer and Terry (Wanda) Beshearse all of Smithville; 6 grandchildren, Lacey (Daniel) Foutch, Kandy (James) Culbertson, Caleb Spencer, Amber (Ryan) Presley, Josh (April) Hunt and Allie Beshearse; 7 great-grandchildren, Hunter Winne, Lele Gurley, River Hunt, Rylan Presley, Braylyn Hunt, Bentley Hunt and Brian Hunt; 1 sister, Mertie Ann Lawrence of Smithville and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Charles Stanton and Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial will follow in Banks Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 10 AM until 8 PM and Wednesday 9 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Abraham Ruiz

Aug 31 2017
Abraham Ruiz

Abraham Ruiz the 2 month old son of Alfredo "Freddy" and Abigail Rosario Ruiz of Liberty, passed away Thursday morning, August 24, 2017 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born May 26, 2017 in Lebanon, TN. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a host of family and friends. He was of the Christian faith. We have taken Abraham to Edinburg, Texas where a graveside service and interment was held on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Hillcrest Memorial Park. DeKalb Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

Ronald H. Wilmore

Aug 31 2017

Ronald H. Wilmore, 69, passed away peacefully at his home on August 31, 2017.

He was born on May 24th, 1948, in McMinnville to Julian H. Wilmore and H. Naomi Madewell who preceded him in death along with his grandparents, Will Melton and Emma Lee Collins and Otis and Claudia Wilmore; one brother, Roger H. Wilmore; and one son, Ronald Terry Wilmore.

He was retired from Dezurik Manufacturing, where he worked for 31 years. He was a member of the Central Church of Christ. A wonderful and loving husband and father, he enjoyed old cars, motorcycles and spending time fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Rebecca L. Wilmore; daughter, Melissa (Joe) Fuson of Smithville, TN; step-daughter, Renee (LTC(R) Bruce) Gipson of McMinnville; and step-son, Robby (Bonnie) Mullican of Woodbury, TN. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Brittany Turner, Michael Mayfield, Taylor Mullican, Rachel Fuson, Andrew Fuson, Seth Fuson and Jase Wilmore; three great-grandchildren, Jenson Turner, Amber Turner and Laurel Mayfield; and two sisters, Patricia Lee (Ronnie) Greene of McMinnville and Deborah Wilmore-Foster of Oklahoma. Many other loving family and friends also survive.

We are so very thankful for the years God graciously gave us with him and for the knowledge that one day we will see him again.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in High’s Chapel with Doug Bost to officiate. Interment will follow in Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and 11:00 a.m. Sunday until the time of service at High’s.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or The Gospel of Christ, P.O. Box 788, McMinnville, TN 37110.

Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com.

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Christina Barbara Dobbyn

Aug 31 2017

Christina Barbara Dobbyn age 92 of Dowelltown and a native of Michigan, passed away Monday morning, August 28, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born February 11, 1925 to her parents, Edward and Elza Turpening Gunn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Robert Donald Graham and Donald Dobbyn; 3 brothers, Hugh, Walt and Gilbert Gunn; 2 sisters, Anna Judd and Marion Kernott. Ms. Dobbyn was a retired restaurant owner and attended the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Survivors include 6 children, Donna K. (Terry) Gibson of Dowelltown, Glenda (Decho) Iliev of Rockledge, FL, Edward A. (Cindy) Graham of Smithcreek, MI, Michael (Pamela) Graham of Gate City, VA, Donald (Kathy) Dobbyn of Hermansville, MI and Daniel R. (Tami) Dobbyn of Pulaski, TN; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 sister, Iva Gallagher of Sandusky, MI and 1 sister-in-law, Reva Gunn of West Branch, MI. The family has honored Ms. Dobbyn's request to be cremated and a service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church or the Hospice of your choice, in memory of Ms. Christina. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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