Obituaries

Charles "Randy" Wallace

Feb 24 2015

Charles "Randy" Wallace age 68 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday morning, February 24, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital of an extended illness. He was born October 19, 1946 to his parents, the late Charles and Mable Mae Johnson Wallace. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Bob & Richard Wallace; 2 sisters, Jennifer Finley & Janice Harbin; step-son, Jamie Webb; grandson, Gary Shuttleworth, II. Randy was a retired supervisor with Texas Boot and was a member of the Conklintown Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Wallace of Smithville; 3 daughters, Rhonda (Royce) Moore of Dowelltown, Renae (Ryan) Edmonds of Sparta, Yvonne (Shannon) Hale of Smithville; step-daughter, Jennifer (Ricky) Guinn of Smithville; 9 grandchildren, Jayrah Cooper, Leah Cooper, Bobby O'Conner, Jr., Michael Shuttleworth, Kathryn and Kaleb Hale, Sabastian Knight, Justin and Joshua Webb; 2 great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Shelby O'Conner; 2 sisters, Karen (Johnny) Bolen of West Virginia, Kathy (Bob) Hicks of Rock Island; 1 brother, Michael Wallace of West Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Gary Caplinger and Bro. Jason Brown officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 11AM until 8PM and Thursday 10AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas L. Clayton

Feb 23 2015

73 year old Thomas L. Clayton of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and was retired from the Doyle Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:30 p.m. Clayton was preceded in death by his parents, Delmar and Edna Warner Clayton. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn McBride Clayton of Smithville. A daughter, Kim Bouldin and three grandchildren. Shawna Ply and Tonya Vance all of Sparta and Krista Vance of Rickman. Five great grandchildren, Leria Ply and Jamison Vance of Sparta, Katie and Jessica Trudale and Myia Vance all of Rickman. Two brothers, Gerald and Mamie Clayton and Ronnie and Pat Clayton all of Florida. One sister, Judy Hite of Kentucky and several special nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilburn Looney

Feb 20 2015

85 year old Wilburn Looney of the Johnson's Chapel Community died Thursday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Looney was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Johnson's Chapel and was Superintendent of Bridge Builder, Inc. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Houston and Callie Armenta Jackson Looney. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Looney of Sparta. Two sons, Dale and Talitha Looney of Sparta and Donald and Angie Looney of Smithville. One daughter, Gail and Danny Young of McMinnville. Six grandchildren, Katelyn Looney of Sparta, Jordan and Scarlett Looney of Colorado, Brooklyn and Aaron Shirah of Smithville, Heather and Adam Poole of McMinnville, Misty Shehane of Smithville, and Josh and Stephanie Young of McMinnville. Seven great grandchildren. One sister, Getav Griffin of Smithville and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Retired Home Senior Care in Sparta, DeKalb Community Hospital, and Dr. Kevin Rhody. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Johnson's Chapel Cemetery Fund.

Sue Corley Willoughby

Feb 14 2015
Sue Corley Willoughby

Mrs. Sue Corley Willoughby, age 85, of Alexandria, TN passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN.

Mrs. Willoughby was born July 11, 1929 in Liberty, TN, the daughter of the late Roy Corley and Alvie Burton. She was also preceded in death by Daughter; Wendy Willoughby, Infant Son; Billy Mitchell Willoughby and Brother; Jack Corley. Mrs. Willoughby married Billy Willoughby in May 25, 1951. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from TTU. Mrs. Willoughby taught in the Dekalb County School System for Forty Years, at Temperance Hall, Lower Helton, Liberty, Alexandria, and Dekalb West. She was a member of the Alexandria FCE, the Retired Teachers Association, and the Red Hat Society. Mrs. Willoughby was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was a devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother.

Mrs. Willoughby is survived by her Husband of 63 years; Billy Willoughby of Alexandria, TN. Son; Mark (Marilyn) Willoughby of Alexandria, TN. Daughter; Pat (J.C) Allen of Alexandria, TN. Three Grandchildren; Brittany (Andrew) Dixon of Smithville, TN, Luke Willoughby of Alexandria, TN, and Holly (Lucus) Bain of Alexandria, TN. Two Great-Grandchildren; Katie and Cole Bain of Alexandria, TN. Brothers; Roy Burton (Jackie) Corley of Missouri. Roger Corley of Smithville, TN, and Albert Corley of Liberty, TN. One Step-Granddaughter; Amanda Corley of Nashville, TN, and Nephew; Mike Corley of Virginia also survive.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Willoughby are scheduled to be conducted on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 2PM at the Chapel of Avant Funeral Homes with Bro. Dan Mallette and Bro. Billy Friel officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Visitation with the Willoughby family will be held at the Avant Funeral Home on Sunday from 11AM until 8PM and again on Monday from 11AM until the time of the service at 2PM,

Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements
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Jeanette Redmon

Feb 14 2015

Mrs. Jeanette Redmon age 76 of Smithville, passed away Saturday at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. She was born December 1, 1938 to her parents, the late Earby and Mable Turner Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Redmon and 3 sisters, Aletha Adcock, Thelma Earman, Violet Jones. She was a member of the Upper Helton Baptist Church and a retired shirt factory worker. Survivors include 2 children, Tonia (John) Bass of Sparta and Patrick (Annette) Redmon of Lebanon, Ohio; 2 grandchildren, Brandy (Kris) Hale and Marin Redmon; 3 great-grandchildren, Morgan, Macey and Nixson Hale; 2 sisters, Rebecca Ervin of Smithville; Jewel (Jerry) Wiser of McMinnville; special niece, Pam Page of Smithville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, February 16, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tim Bennett officiating and burial to follow in Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 11 AM until 8PM and Monday 10AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Jefferson Cemetery in memory of Jeanette. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE GRAVESIDE SERVICE AND BURIAL WILL BE WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AT 2:00 P.M. AT THE JEFFERSON CEMETERY. FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL MEET AT THE CEMETERY FOR THE SERVICE.

Teresa Hale Waggoner

Feb 13 2015

56 year old Teresa Hale Waggoner of Smithville died Thursday at Centennial Medical Center. She worked on the Federal Mogul Assembly and attended the Snow Hill Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the National Veterans Cemetery in Nashville. Visitation will be Friday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Lorene Johnson Hale and two brothers, Jewell Hale and Charles Paul Hale. She is survived by her husband, Doug Waggoner of Smithville. Two step sons, Kris Waggoner of Sparta, Tim and Angie Foutch of Smithville. Two step daughters, Renee Hendrixson and Jamie Woodside both of Smithville. One brother, Danny and Pam Hale of Smithville. Two sisters Deborah and David Coffee of Dowelltown and Lisa Caldwell of Liberty. Five step grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Reba Lois Watson Clemons

Feb 13 2015

Funeral Services for Reba Lois Watson Clemons, 77 of Silver Point will be Saturday, February 14 at 11 A.M. from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home with interment in Crest Lawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Clemons died Thursday Morning, February 12, 2015 at her home due to complications from dementia.

She was born July 28, 1937 in the Wolf Creek Community of DeKalb County (in what is now Edgar Evins State Park) to the late Leslie Grady and Mary Sallie Nixon Watson. Her family was later relocated due to the construction of the Center Hill Dam.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by son Randal “RANDY” Clemons, brother Jim Grady Watson, 3 sisters Ruth Watson Wilson, Jewell Watson Price and Carleen Watson Helm.

Lois loved to work outside and care for her yard and flowers, but she found purpose in caring for the ill. She loved her children and grandchildren and was at her best while caring for others, especially her son, Randy. She tirelessly sacrificed and saw to his daily needs for several years before he passed at the age of 13.

She enjoyed owning and operating the Corner Grocery in Silver Point for over 30 years. She formed many friendships with customers and employees. Employees became family, especially Jon Stafford, whom she loved like a son and became her caregiver during the worst part of her illness. Jon was a tremendous comfort to her during the last few months. Jon provided encouragement, conversation and care with great patience and genuine respect. His dependability was a blessing to the whole family.

Lois was also blessed to be cared for by Kay Jones and Tina Brown. Our family is very fortunate to have had their love, support and prayers during this time. None of them can ever be repaid for all they have done. Galatians 6:2-Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Survivors include husband of 57 years Clyde “GOAD” Clemons (Married September 21, 1957 in Ringgold, GA.) , daughter Judy Riggsbee, son David Clemons all of Silver Point, 5 grandchildren: Tylr and Mason Clemons of Cookeville, Daniel and Nathan Riggsbee both of Cookeville, Julie Riggsbee of Silver Point, 2 brothers and a sister-in-law Carlon and Dot Watson , Jim Watson all of Baxter.

Active Pallbearers will be her 4 grandsons along with Jon Stafford and Danny Riggsbee.

Bro. Tony Crow will officiate.

Family will receive friends Friday from 5 to 8 P.M and Saturday after 9 A.M. at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Lois’ name where accounts have been set up to: Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Gift Processing, PMB 407727, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37240-7727 or by phone 615-322-2979 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or by phone 1-800-822-6344

Freddy Brown Taylor

Feb 12 2015

73 year old Freddy Brown Taylor of McMinnville and a DeKalb County native died February 10, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN following a sudden illness.

A nursery worker and a member of Dayspring Community Church, he was the son of the late Robert and Myra Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son, Jerry Lee Taylor; step-sons, Bruce Glenn and Greg Glenn; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Taylor; sisters, Oma Tramel and Darlene Crimmes.

He was married to Melba Jean Hall Taylor of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Gladys Frances Marr and husband Jimmie of Smithville, TN and Eddie Leroy Taylor of Smithville, TN; two step-children and spouses, Rhonda and Darrell Hillis of McMinnville and Denise and Tim Newby of McMinnville; twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Grady Taylor, Joe Lane Taylor and James Robert Taylor all of Smithville, TN, and Louie Taylor of Texas; special niece, Louise Ferrell and husband Glenn of Smithville, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015 in High's Chapel with Rex Boles officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at High's.

Elizabeth Sandlin Blew

Feb 12 2015

98 year old Elizabeth Sandlin Blew of Alexandria died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Repe Sandlin and Pearl Sandlin; her husband Charlie Blew; a daughter, Charlene Blew; and a sister, Grady Bell Harris. She is survived by nephews, Bill and wife Jodi Harris of Florida and Jack and wife Nancy Harris of Lynchburg. A niece, Louise and husband Clifford Trimble of Florida. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Ann Bennett

Feb 10 2015

Elizabeth Ann Bennett age 54 of Carthage and a DeKalb County native, passed away Saturday February 7, 2015 in Carthage from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was born December 10, 1960 to her parents, the late Virgil Paul and Pauline George Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 son, Billy Randall Bennett, Jr.; sister, Rita Faye Gorman; brothers, Jimmy Lee Johnson, Billy Wayne Jonson, and Virgil Sherman Johnson. Elizabeth worked at Famous Footwear and was a faithful Christian and member of Christ Pentecostal Church in Brush Creek. She is survived by her husband, Randall Bennett of Carthage; 2 daughters, Briana Nicole Bennett and Rhonda Gail Bennett both of Carthage; 3 sisters, Paulette (Charles) Crawford of Carthage, Linda Sue Vaughn of Smithville; Paula (Greg) White of Bowling Green, Kentucky; 4 brothers, Jerry (Lucinda) Johnson of Brush Creek, TN, Edward (Joann) Johnson of Smithville, Michael Johnson of Lebanon, and Lester (Jane) Johnson of Portland, TN; special nephew, Jacky Edward (Sherry) Brady and special friend, Tommy Gibbs. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Christ Pentecostal Church (402 Alexandria Highway, Brush Creek, TN) with Bro. Billy Hale officiating and burial to follow in Hale Cemetery at Pea Ridge. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday 2PM until 8PM and Wednesday 10AM until the time of the service at 1PM. All visitation and services will be held at Christ Pentecostal Church. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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