Obituaries

Allie Mai Taylor Fuson

Jun 18 2011

101 year old Allie Mai Taylor Fuson of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and oldest member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Gibbs, Terry Fesler, and Mike Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Fannie Hendrixson Taylor; her husband Roy Fuson; a son Willie Lee Fuson; a grandson David Lee Malone; a brother, Othel Taylor; and a son-in-law, Odell Starnes. Survivors include five daughters, Bobbie and husband Robert Page of Mount Juliet, Barbara and husband John Malone of Alexandria, Gladys and husband Elmus Cantrell, and Athelene and husband Hobert Page all of Smithville, and Violet Starnes of Silver Point. Two sons, Roy, Jr. and wife Geraldean Fuson and Eddie and wife Judy Fuson, and a daughter-in-law, Doris Fuson all of Smithville. Fourteen grandchildren, Larry and wife Annette Page and Ricky Page of Mount Juliet, Carolyn Walker of Smyrna, Deborah and husband Phil McCoy of Alexandria, Phyllis and husband Larry Hallum, Suzanne and husband Bill Gash, Teresa Johnson, Tarron and husband Dale Johnson, Dwayne and wife Deanna Page, Stevie Page, Tammy and husband Scott Turner, Scotty and wife Aleshia Fuson, and Zachary and wife Leigh Fuson all of Smithville, and Donna and husband Jerry Evans of McMinnville. Twenty two great grandchildren, fourteen great great grandchildren, and a nephew Kenny Taylor of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Allie Mai Taylor Fuson

Jean Hooper Clendenon

Jun 17 2011

68 year old Jean Hooper Clendenon of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was retired from TRC in Smyrna and a member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan and Lash Rice will officiate with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until the service at 5:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brownie Clendenon, and parents, Charlie Ervin and Mildred Pauline Miller Adcock. She is survived by two sons, Billy Jr. and wife Melissa Hooper, and Jeff Hooper; one granddaughter, Jessica and husband Pete Taylor, one great-grandson, Aiden Taylor' and a brother, Dean and wife Wanda Adcock, all of Smithville. Stepson, John Clendenon of McMinnville; stepdaughter, Summer Foster of Woodbury; three step grandchildren, Cody Clendenon of McMinnville, Seth and Sydney Foster of Woodbury. Uncle, James "Doober" and wife Naomi Miller of Liberty. Two aunts, Dorothy Vanatta and Aimee Miller of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Caregivers at Suncrest and NHC of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Donald Young

Jun 16 2011

56 year old Joe Donald Young of Murfreesboro died Thursday at his residence. He worked for Nissan as a lead technician for 27 years and was also a self-employed body shop owner. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Douglas Webb will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Young was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo Webb Little; his step-mother, Georgia Young; a daughter, Paula Jo Young. Survivors include his wife, Carmen Young of Murfreesboro. A son, J.D. Young of Smithville. A daughter, Amanda Niper of Fairview. A grandson, Joseph Landon Pack. His father, Morris Young of Liberty. Brothers, Eddie Morris Young of Smithville, Terry Young of Mount Juliet, Jeff Young of Alexandria, and Anthony "Buck" Little of Hyden, Kentucky. Sisters, Sherry Williams of Alexandria, Donna Hale of Brush Creek, and Lesa Hayes of Liberty. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Domestic Violence of Rutherford County, in lieu of flowers.

Ms. Jimmie Thweatt

Jun 15 2011

92 year old Ms. Jimmie Thweatt of Memphis died Wednesday at her daughter's residence. She was a housewife and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie H. Thweatt; parents, John and Mattie Thweatt; a daughter, Charlotte Bruno; three sisters; and two brothers. Survivors include children, Hazel Reagh of Smithville, Wayne Thweatt of Memphis, Leonard Thweatt of Illinois, Joan Able of Mississippi, and Cathy Vachon of Memphis. Thirteen grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bill Evins Hendrixson

Jun 10 2011

96 year old Bill Evins Hendrixson of McMinnville died Thursday of an extended illness. He was the retired owner of Hendrixson Trucking Company, Hendrixson Hatcheries, and a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. He was also a past member of the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission under Governor Lamar Alexander. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 3:15 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Hendrixson was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe N. Hendrixson and Elsie Evins Hendrixson; his wife of 64 years, Josephine Davis Hendrixson; and two brothers, Sellars and Tolbert Hendrixson. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosalyn and Earl Partin of McMinnville and Lizanne and Jim Hunter of Louisville, Kentucky. Grandchildren, Ellen Hunter of Menlo Park, California, Will Partin of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Emily Partin of Nashville, and Samuel Hunter of Louisville, Kentucky. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church of McMinnville.

Charolette Lynn Crisp

Jun 10 2011

42 year old Charolette Lynn Crisp of Dowelltown died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was manager in the food industry and a member of the Assembly of God. The funeral will be Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Edwin Moore will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 5:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Eugenia Colwell. Survivors include a son, Matthew Colwell of Smithville. Her mother, Linda Upchurch and husband James Colwell of Smithville. Her father, Robert and wife Kathy Crisp of Pall Mall. One sister, Rhonda and husband Neil Potter of Smithville. One brother, Robert and wife Shawn Crisp of Virginia. Two nephews, Robert Crisp, III of Virginia and Bradley Herriott of Midway. A niece, Paige Herriott of Smithville. A great nephew, Carson Davis of Smithville and special friend, Darlene Cantrell of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lura Jean Reeder

Jun 9 2011

75 year old Lura Jean Reeder of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a retired shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Reeder, Sr.; her parents, Sheely and Julie May Williams Shehane; seven children, Johnny Lane Reeder, James Edward Reeder, Ricky Glen Reeder, Janice Ann Johnson, Timmy Joe Reeder, David Lynn Reeder, and Dennis Lee Reeder; six brothers, Robert, Hoyt, Toy, Ben, Maxie, and Frank Shehane; and a sister, Wilene Saylors. Survivors include four sons, Allen "Bug" Reeder, Jr, Tony Reeder and Steve Reeder all of Smithville, and Jerry Reeder of Arizona. Three daughters, Sue and husband Eudean Wheeler of Smithville, Peggy and husband Dan Parks of New Hampshire, and Lisa Vice of Louisiana. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren, and one great great grandson. Five sisters, Jessie Belle Johnson, May and husband James Lattimore, Mary Lattimore, Frances and husband Harlan Bates, Alma and husband Doug Swafford all of Smithville. Special friends, Marilyn Caldwell, Ruth Cantrell, and Shelby Davis all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alma Ruth Hildreth

Jun 8 2011

89 year old Alma Ruth Hildreth of Smithville died Wednesday June 8, 2011 at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Oak Grove and a retired employee of Kingston Timer. A graveside service will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service Friday at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ozias D. and Evvie R. Patterson Mullican; her husband, George L. Hildreth; a daughter, Linda Hildreth; sisters, Dollie Watson and Katie Wood; brothers, Ozias D. Jr., Haskell, and George Mullican. Survivors include sons, Bill and his wife Clata Hildreth of McMinnville, Jerry and wife Shirley Hildreth of Smithville, and Tom Hildreth of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Bryan, Brad, and Lisa Hildreth, Erica Johnson, Shanna Freitag, and Galon Hildreth. Great grandchildren, Sumner, Parker, and Bryce Hildreth, Derek Swindell, Keain Hildreth, Rhealee and Rhylann Johnson, Quinn, Keaton, and Reagan Freitag. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Frances Prichard

Jun 6 2011

93 year old Mary Frances Prichard, formerly of Watertown, died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was born in DeKalb County and retired from Precision Rubber Products. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria, where she was a member. Ben Simpson will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, A.R. and Etta Vanatta Prichard and a brother, Earl Prichard. Survivors include a brother, Carl Prichard of Murfreesboro. Nieces and nephews, Nancy Beckwith of Murfreesboro, Thomas and wife Marlene Prichard of Alexandria, Charles and wife Brenda Prichard of Alexandria, Mike and wife Kaye Prichard of Alexandria, and Kayla and husband Chuck Youngquist of Lebanon. Several great nieces and great nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Ann Bowling

Jun 3 2011

74 year old Ann Bowling of Smithville died Thursday night at Centennial Medical Center. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Kingston Timers. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Pafford and Leland Carden will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison Bowling; parents, Ocie Oswald and Gladys Evelyn Evans Frogge; and brothers, Milton Luther, George, and Willard Frogge. Survivors include a daughter, Pam and her husband Jack Rhody of Smithville. A son, Milton Bowling of Nashville. Grandchildren, Courtney Rhody and Duston Scott, Weston Rhody, Zachary and Ashley Bowling. Great grandchild, Malachi Bowling. Special friend, Cherie Brown. Companion, Donny Lewis. Three brothers, Charles Frogge of Florida, William Frogge of Memphis, and James Frogge of San Diego, California. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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