Obituaries

Lena Taylor Maynard

May 10 2016
Lena Taylor Maynard

Mrs. Lena Taylor Maynard age 77 of Dowelltown and a DeKalb County native was born December 7, 1938 and passed away Monday evening, May 9, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a short illness. Lena was a retired dental assistant with Dr. Jerre Hale Dentistry, a homemaker and faithful member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Cleveland Columbus and Carrie Suzanne Summers Taylor. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Grady Taylor and Ralph Taylor; 4 sisters, Audrey an infant daughter, Virginia Hendrixson, Ellen Hendrixson, and Irene Judkins; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Melaine Maynard. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Edward Maynard of Dowelltown; 1 son, Edward Scott Maynard of Dowelltown; 2 sisters, Helen Stanley and Margaret and her husband, Earl Vanatta both of Dowelltown; 2 sisters-in-law, Joann (Billy) Smith and Margaret Bomstock; many nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Thursday, May 12, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. David Mahan, Erick Bennett and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:AM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Mrs. Lena. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Joel Thomas Hayes

May 10 2016
Joel Thomas Hayes

Joel Thomas Hayes age 38 of Dowelltown, passed away Monday morning May 9, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. Joel was born February 1, 1978 to his parents, Shirley Prater Hayes and the late Bobby "Blue" Hayes. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 1 niece, Lindsey Hortert; maternal grandparents, Benjamin and Lucille Prater and paternal grandparents, J.T. and Irene Hayes. He was a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church, 1996 graduate of DeKalb County High School and graduated Lookout Mountain School of Horseshoeing in 2009 and was a Ferrier. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Hayes of Dowelltown; sister, Lora (Tony) Hortert of Murfreesboro; niece, Rachel Hortert; 2 nephews, Christian and Garrett Hortert; lifetime companion, Karen McCormack; 2 aunts, Marcia (Bobby) Mayo of Woodbury and Barbara (Richard) Harris of Macon, GA. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial to follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Herman "Peanut" Cross

May 10 2016

84 year old Herman "Peanut" Cross of Byrdstown died Sunday at his residence. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Wolf River United Baptist Church in Byrdstown. Burial will be in the Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Wolf River United Baptist Church and Thursday morning before the service at the church. He is survived by his wife, Betty Tompkins Cross of Byrdstown. Five sons, Danny and wife Sandy Cross of Byrdstown, Ricky and wife Brenda Cross of Byrdstown, Rob and wife Debbie Cross of Byrdstown, Michael Cross of Hendersonville, and Tony and wife Shelly Cross of Smithville. Two sisters, Allene and husband Wendell Crouch of Byrdstown and Geraldine Oliver of Sulpher Springs, Indiana. Thirteen grandchildren. Local grandchildren include Eli, Isaac, Ali, Silas, and Abby Grace Cross all of Smithville. Fifteen great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, and other family members survive. Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Henry Lee Puckett

May 9 2016

70 year old Henry Lee Puckett of Silver Point died Saturday at NHC of Cookeville. Puckett was retired and a member of the Willow Avenue Church of Christ. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 .m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Silver Point Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Puckett was preceded in death by parents, Dalton General and Cora Beatrice Bates Puckett. Seven brothers, Carl, William, Elbert, Ralph, Floyd, Winn, and Billy Puckett. Two sisters, Nancy Evelyn Puckett and Clara Mae Castro. Survivors include a sister, Lennie Jean LaPore and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Keith Wilkerson

May 8 2016

68 year old Bobby Keith Wilkerson of Lebanon died Saturday at Quality Care Health Care Center. He worked at Kraft Food in Sales for 28 years. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Jim Fox and Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Ernest and Bonnie Trapp Wilkerson and a sister, Sandra Kay Wilkerson. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jane Wilkerson of Lebanon. Four sons, Joshua and Jessica Wilkerson of Manchester, Jason Wilkerson of Hermitage, John and Heather Wilkerson of Lebanon, and Matthew Wilkerson of Lebanon. Three grandchildren, Chase Wilkerson of Manchester, Aiden Wilkerson of Lebanon, and Wyatt Wilkerson of Lebanon. Four step grandchildren, Michael Newsome of Florida, Cody Newsome of Florida, Zachary Newsome of Florida, and Kane Snow of Manchester. Mother-in-law, Mary Evelyn Taylor of Smithville. One sister, Sarah Ann Brown of Smithville. Two nephews, Scott and Stuart Brown of Smithville. A host of other nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the American Cancer Society.

James Lewis Humphrey

May 8 2016

James Lewis Humphrey age 51 of Liberty, died Friday at his residence. He was born Dec. 1, 1964 in Grand Rapids, MI, son of Lonnie D. Humphrey and the late Caryl Zwart Humphrey. James worked in the food service industry as a chef for O'Charley's Restaurant. He is survived by his wife, Tena Blackburn Humphrey of Liberty; children, Jamie Humphrey of Donelson, Jonathon Humphrey of Greenbriar, James Curtis Humphrey of Greenbriar, Jessica Humphrey of Hendersonville; stepsons, Jason Rodgers of Gordonsville and Justin Lea of Watertown; several grandchildren; father and stepmother, Lonnie and Carol E. Humphrey of LaVergne; brothers, Scott Wayne (April) Humphrey of California, Bruce Lee (Tabitha) Humphrey of Nashville; sisters, Betty (Joel) Levine, Kimberly (Tony) McLester, Kathryn (Wayne) Hammett all of Nashville; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2016 at Hunter Funeral Home at Watertown with Bro. Tim Blackburn officiating. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Sunday and prior to services Monday. Interment at Hunter Memorial Park.

Dora Mangum Hutchings

May 5 2016

Mrs. Dora Mangum Hutchings age 83 of McMinnville, TN, died Wednesday, May 04, 2016, at her residence in McMinnville, TN. She was born February 07, 1933, in Smithville, TN, was a homemaker and a member of McMinnville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Hutchings was preceded in death by parents Jessie Brown and Novella Bond Mangum, granddaughter Jaclyn Colette Fletcher, sisters Elizabeth Cummings, Mildred Odom, Vella Blythe, and Lela Boileau and brothers Fred, Jimmy, Jack, Ferman, Herman and Gene W. Mangum, and John Van Hooser, and Bill Van Hooser.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years Joe M. Hutchings, children Joseph (Lorie) Hutchings, Patricia (Wesley) Suddarth, and Celia (John) Fletcher, grandchildren Wesley M. (Evonne) Suddarth, John Hunt Fletcher, Catherine Ashley Fletcher, Christa Mae Fletcher, Alyssa Claire Hutchings, and Jame Pryce Hutchings, and great-grandchildren Timothy Suddarth and Victoria Suddarth. Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 07, 2016, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bo Hendrix and Rev. John E. Fletcher will officiate. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery. The Hutchings Family will receive friends Friday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Saturday from 10 A.M. until 11 A.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ashley Jerome Ferrell

May 4 2016

Ashley Jerome Ferrell age 33 of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning in Smithville. He was born October 14, 1982 to his parents, Jeffery Brown Ferrell and the late Katrina Jo Bain. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jewell Brown Ferrell and J.E. Bain; maternal grandmother, Josie Shehane; uncles, Ricky and Tony DeVault, Larry, GAry and Charles Ferrell and Jason Bain. He was a Baptist and worked in steel construction. Survivors include wife, Misty Ferrell of Smithville; Son, Ashton Ferrell of Smithville; special children, Asia Ferrell and Aalasia Ferrell both of Smithville; father, Jeffery Ferrell of Smithville; half-sister, Courtney Bain of Smithville; half-brother, Greg Cantrell of Smithville; paternal grandmother, Sarah Opal Atnip of Smithville; uncles, Scott Ferrell (Cindy Walls), Terry Ferrell (Maggie Rose), Chris (Tracy) Ferrell and Jimmy Bain; father-in-law, Homer Petty and mother-in-law, Melissa Petty; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he loved very much. He had a good heart and love for all who knew him. Funeral services will be conducted 4:PM Thursday, May 5, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 4:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred Virginia Green

May 4 2016

Ms. Mildred Virginia Green age 81 of Smithville passed away Wednesday morning May 4, 2016 at her residence. She was born July 26, 1934 to her late parents Hampton and Effie Pack Cantrell. Ms. Green was a Homemaker and attended Open Word Tabernacle Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Pete Green; Son: Timmy Green; Grandchildren: Shawn Northcutt, Christy Culwell & Sabrina Brown; Brothers: Hampton Cantrell, Jr., Ray Cantrell & Lucky Cantrell. Funeral Services will be held 2:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Darren Kinzer officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday 11:AM until 8:PM and Friday 10:AM until time of service at 2:PM. Survivors include 6 children Danny (Pauline) Green of Smithville, Kathy (Butch) Northcutt of McMinnville, Steve (Barbara) Green of Smithville, Marilyn Strayn (Doug Parker) of McMinnville, Anthony "Doc"Green of Smithville, Sandy Stone of Smithville; 13 Grandchildren: Amber Northcutt, Sara Northcutt, John Northcutt, Emily Northcutt, Steven Green, Hannah Armour, Amanda Hasemann, Jimmy Ray Culwell, John Strayn, Josh Stone, Hunter Stone, Tyler & Taylor Stone; Brothers: Larry (Anita) Cantrell of Watertown, Buck (Brenda) Cantrell of Woodbury, Floyd (Bonnie) Cantrell of Smithville; Sisters: Ruth Tabor of Crossville, Betty (Billy) Norris of Liberty; 8 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Great-Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews also survived. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lisa Michelle Hieatt

May 2 2016

Funeral services for Lisa Michelle Hieatt, 46 of Baxter will be Tuesday, May 3 at 1 PM from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Smellage Memory Gardens in the Boma Community of Putnam County.

Lisa passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at her home.

She was born October 6, 1969 in Cookeville.

She was a 1987 graduate of Upperman High School in Baxter and attended Tennessee Tech University.

She enjoyed cooking and taking care of her “boys”, family and friends. She was a very giving person, putting others before herself.

Survivors include husband of twenty-one years, William Todd Hieatt of Baxter, sons and a daughter-in-law Tyler Denton and Twyla Phillips of Cookeville, William Aubrey Hieatt and fiancé Sarah Picard of Crossville and Trevor Allen Hieatt of Baxter, mother and step-father Barbara and Bob Stewart of Cookeville, father and step-mother Lloyd and Louise Dyer of Alexandria, two sisters and a brother-in-law Debra Denise Dyer of Baxter, Lisa Lucille and Chris Stanze of Cookeville, four brothers and sister-in-law Keith Cannon and Charles Stephen Hargis both of Cookeville, Tracy and Leslie Cannon, Brandon Dyer and fiancé Mandy all of Liberty, TN, granddaughter Aubrey Marie Hieatt, grandmother Emma Anderson of Silver Point, Nephews: Harris Dean Dyer, Trenton Stephen Chandley, Peyton, Devin, Noah and Hunter Cannon, Nicolas and Lee Stanze, special caregivers: Rebecca Reed, Martha Rose Key and Jennifer Randolph.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Bishop Robert Christian and Bishop Dan Huddleston will officiate.

Family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 8 and after 10 AM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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