89 year old Orgie Lee Auberson of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC. She was a factory worker at a shirt factory and a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Auberson was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Sara Stamps; two brothers, Stanley Stamps and Ridley Stamps; a sister, Ovie Auberson; and her husband, Carlie Auberson. Survivors include four sons, Doy and wife Marilyn Auberson of Oklahoma, Roy and wife Carol Auberson of Livingston, Keith and wife Judy Auberson of Livingston, and Roger and wife Fran Auberson of Hillham. One daughter, Shelia Mick of Smithville. Thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and a sister, Artie Mae Ledford of Livingston. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
72 year old Joyce Wilma Arnold of Tulsa, Oklahoma died Monday at her daughter's residence in Rock Island. She was a Lutheran and a waitress at Spudders in Oklahoma. A memorial service will be in St. Louis, Missouri at a later date. Arnold was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Ella Lichtenberg and brother, Ronald G. Lichtenberg. Survivors include four daughters, Debbie Hayes of Rock Island, Donna and husband Robin Lawson of Rock Island, Denise and husband George Noland of Claremore, Oklahoma, and Denell Hall of Claremore, Oklahoma. One son, Christopher and wife Cindy Tiepelman of Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Two brothers, William and wife Sharon Lichtenberg of St. Louis, Missouri and David and wife Carolyn Lichtenberg of St. Louis, Missouri. Nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and special friends, Ladawn and Steven Lawson. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please send memorials and condolences to: 2752 Corinth Church, Rock Island, TN. 38581
82 year old Donna Marie Cope died Saturday at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. A Graveside service and burial will be at West Mound Cemetery in Taylor, Michigan on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Michael Hale officiating. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia to parents Edward and Mary (Lichtenscheid) Seivertson. She had many talents and professions as a hairdresser, floral and cake decorator. She and her husband Samuel Weimer owned and operated W&W Garage, a well known repair, paint and body shop in the Davie, Florida area between the 1960's and 2001. Nights and weekends they were professional dance teachers in a building adjacent to the repair shop, eventually opening Sam & Donna's Stardust Ballroom, also in Davie. So respected and well known they were invited to be in a movie, in which the story line was dancing, with Richard Harris and Robert Duval. Cope is predeceased by her husband William E. Sanders Jr. and former husband Samuel C. Weimer. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Sue Gohs and her husband Richard of Jasper, Georgia. Sons: William E. Sanders III and his wife Daniela of Orlando, Florida; James E. Sanders of Columbus, Ohio. Grandchildren: Angela Close (Daryl), Jahnelle Sikes (Wiley), Jessica Sanders, Jaime Sanders and her fiance Carter Edwards, Christina Moshier, Elisha Sanders, Shayna Rabess (Jarome), Brandon Sanders, Jordan Sanders, Zack Sanders and Alex Sanders; 8 Great Grandchildren. Sisters: Charlotte Schultz of Troy, Michigan and Audrey Morrell of Temecula, California. A host of nephews, nieces and cousins. Devoted friend and caregiver Elaine Cowart. Thankful mention of the Nurses, CNA's and staff at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial services for Wanda Juanita Briggs, age 91, of Baxter will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, at the Church of Christ in Baxter.
Mrs. Briggs peacefully passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at her home of many years surrounded by loving family and friends during those last days. Mrs. Briggs was born to Norman and Vora Smith on July 2, 1922 at Silver Point. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman N. Briggs, daughter Betty Ann Briggs-Jones, brothers Norman Smith and Warren G. Smith, and sisters Lois Smith Anderson and Lucille Smith Whittaker Clark.
Wanda leaves behind a son Larry Briggs and wife Pat of Smithville, Grand Daughters Sherri Briggs of Baxter, Gina Lewis and husband Jimmy and Amy Hayes of Smithville Grandsons Bob Briggs of Crossville, Ryan and Taylor Jones of Nashville, and Elliott Cook of Smithville.
Great Grand Children Bobby Briggs and wife Julie of Cookeville, Ciara Miller of Crossville, Kayse and husband Ryan of Cookeville, Amanda Baily and husband John of Shelbyville, Caitlin Anderson, Chelsea Lewis, Brittney Cantrell, Jayme Lynn Hayes and Christian Cantrell of Smithville, Amanda Hargis and husband Brandon of San Diego,CA.
Great-Great Grand Children Evan, Kayleigh, Bayli, Graci, Hunter, Lillie ,Emmy, Duncan and Gretah, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Wanda had a long career with Fleetguard where she was one of their first employees in 1966 and retired with the company . She was very active as a volunteer at the Fleetguard Credit Union which later became the Middle Tennessee Federal Credit Union
Mrs. Briggs had a wonderful volunteer spirit and worked to distribute and grade bible lesson from an International Bible study organization and regularly visited nursing homes and shut ins to sing and read the Bible. She was very active in the Church of Christ at Baxter since 1966.
85 year old John Martin Malone of Alexandria died Friday at a Nashville hospital after a short illness. Born in DeKalb County, Malone was a lifetime farmer and a retired employee of Ross Gear where he worked for 30 years. He was a member and Chairman of Deacons at the Malone's Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Mike Gay and Lillard Stringer will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery North. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Malone was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny D. Malone and Laura Wills Malone; a son, David Lee Malone; brothers, Charlie Gaston Malone, Marlin PA Malone; and sisters, Louise Driver and Janie Fuson. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Fuson Malone of Alexandria. A daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Phil McCoy of Alexandria. Special niece, Denise and husband Scotty Barrett of Brush Creek. Special nephew, Sam and wife Nancy Malone of Brush Creek. A sister, Shirley and husband Robert Katzenmiller of Alexandria. Special great nieces and nephew, Kacie Malone, Abby Malone and Chris Barrett. Brother-in-law, Charles Fuson of McMinnville. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the New Hope Cemetery North Fund in lieu of flowers.
87 year old Lewis George of Nashville died Friday at Alive Hospice at Skyline. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a Paratrooper. George was also a Mason and Shriner, a retired electrical engineer at Nashville Electric Company, and a member of the Inglewood Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. A Masonic service will be Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m.. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Billie Sue McDowell George; his parents, Aubrey and Mattie Braswell George; and a grandson, Matthew George. Survivors include three sons, Garri and Lois George of Indiana, William and Janice George of Mt. Juliet and Phillip and Susan George of Smithville. Eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren survive. His ex-wife is Phyllis Goodman of Franklin. Several cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
39 year old Claudette Frazier Lasser of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and a nurse at Saint Thomas Hospital and NHC. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Pafford will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jim Roy Frazier and Audrey Vandergriff Frazier, Charles Fuson and Carrie Graham Fuson; and best friend, Kimberly Beach Ridinger. Lasser is survived by her husband of 20 years, Harry Lasser; three children, Elizabeth, Alex, and Nate Lasser all of Smithville. Parents, James Richard Frazier of Virginia and Cathy Fuson Frazier of Newport. Two brothers, James Frazier of Newport and Jeremy Frazier of Virginia. An aunt, Rita Fuson of Nashville. Special friend, Ella Rose of Smithville and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
64 year old Jean Taylor of Smithville died Wednesday afternoon at her residence. She was the daughter of Loyd and Ruth Sutton Maxwell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deanna Taylor and Granddaughter, Olivia Grace Taylor. She was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ and a 911 Dispatcher. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Wayne Taylor of Smithville; Son and Daughter-in-law, Ken and Cindy Taylor of Smithville; 3 Granddaughters, Shauna, Abbi and Kenlee Taylor; 2 Brothers, Terry (Teresa) Maxwell of Smithville and Buzzy Maxwell of Florida; Brothers-in-law - Eddie (Cynthia) Taylor and Jeff (Brenda) Taylor all of SMithville; Several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 1:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 11:AM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM.
56 year old Randall Gene Magness, a native of Smithville and a resident of San Leon, Texas died Tuesday night at his residence. He was the son of the late Gene and Wilma Oleda Judkins Magness. He was a Heavy Equipment Operator. Survivors include his wife, Joy Magness of Texas; 2 Sons, Daniel and Whitt Magness both of Smithville; 2 Step-Children, Sarah (Andrew) Shuff and Jacob (Kelli) Ward; 1 Step-Grandchild, Michael Shuff; Sister, Priscilla Foster of Smithville; Mother-in-law, Sara Stewart of San Leon, Texas; Sisters-in-law, Sherry (Rick) Daniels of San Leon, Texas and Sally (Tim) Pitts of Gallatin; Brother-in-law, Andy (Gloria) Stewart of Cookeville; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Aunt, June Carter of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in West Cemetery in Cookeville. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.
84 year old Virgil Lee Jones of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Jones was a self employed landscaper and a Methodist. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. John Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Jones was preceded in death by his mother, Pearl Staley Graham Jones; his father, Samuel Jones; six sisters, Martha Lee Graham Pack, Elma Graham Cantrell, Carrie Graham Fuson, Gladys Jones Carter, Pauline Jones, and Nell Jones; three brothers, Clarence Graham, Ed Graham, and Martin Graham; three nieces, Carolyn Graham, Dianna Fuson Carter, and Paulette Fuson Keith. One nephew, Wayne Graham. Survivors include nine nieces, Josephine Graham Hale, Virginia Rhea Cantrell, Rita Fuson, Cathy Fuson Frazier, Ann Graham Hawkins, Faye Graham McCormick, Linda Graham Cantrell, Regina Graham Aman, and Judy Pack Anderlla. Eight nephews, Mitchell, Kent, Rex, Gary, Carlton, and Billy Graham, Donald Pack, and Kenneth Cantrell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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