76 year old Leon Barnes of Smithville died Tuesday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital ER. Leon was born November 4, 1937 in DeKalb County to his parents, the late Grover and Emmy Walls Barnes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, A.B. and Frank Barnes and 1 sister, Lillian Turner. He was a member of Mt. Hope The Baptist Church of Christ and retired from Cumberland Lumber Company. Leon is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann Barnes; son and daughter-in-law, David and Suzette Barnes; 2 grandchildren, Kade and Ashley Barnes all of Smithville; sister-in-law, Anna Ruth Barnes and niece Carolyn (Billy Ross) Rankhorn all of McMinnville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Dwight Knowles and Garry McBride officiating and burial to follow in Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 10:AM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church of Christ in memory of Mr. Leon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
86 year old James "Jimmy" Curtis of Alexandria died Friday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. Born in DeKalb County, Curtis was a farmer and a member of the Lower Helton The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, James Thomas Curtis and Sarah Neal Curtis; his wife, Flora Katherine Curtis; a brother, Johnny H. Curtis; sisters, Gladys L. Driver, Mary Cason, and Mattie Francis Malone. He is survived by children, Bennie and wife Debbie Curtis of Alexandria, Sandra and husband Gary Councill of St. Petersburg, Florida and Laurie Curtis of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Brandon Keith, Chad Curtis, Ty Curtis, Jesse Councill, and Caroline Councill. Brother and sisters, Gracie Henley, Ralph and wife Faye Curtis, and Amy Johnson all of Alexandria and Roy D. and wife Linda Curtis of Watertown. Several nieces and nephews survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to St Jude Children's Hospital or to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
82 year old Betty Ruth Tebbe of Tipton, Indiana and formerly of DeKalb County died Sunday at the Clay County Hospital in Celina. She was born in Clay County. Tebbe was also a member of the St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Tipton, Indiana. A graveside service will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Father Robert Jennings will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Tebbe was preceded in death by her parents, James Hull and Ruby Boles; her first husband, Fred Jennings; her second husband, John Wilson; a son, Freddie Jennings; three brothers, Dallas, Vain, and Stanley Hull; and two sisters, Elsie Hull and Rosie Netherton. Survivors include her husband, James Tebbe. A son, Bennie and wife Lou Anne Jennings. Grandchildren, Robert and wife Maryann Jennings, Joseph and wife Joy Jennings, Andrea and husband Jon Westphal, and Elizabeth and husband Trevor Cress. Great grandchildren, Caleb, Layla, and Lucy Jennings. Brothers, Charlie and Cordell Hull. Sisters, Josie Montgomery and Minnie Delph. Step-children, Theresa Bartz, Martha Tebbe, Linda Staton, Rita Martin, Michael Tebbe, and Christa Willis. Eight step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
78 year old Martha Lewis Driver formerly of DeKalb County died Sunday at her residence. She was born in Houston County. Driver was a nurse. Driver was preceded in death by her parents, Dallas Russell Lewis and Butha Walton Tus; her husband, Doyle Brown Driver; and three brothers and three sisters. A private ceremony will be held Saturday afternoon at Salem Cemetery. She is survived by two sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
Mirl Raymond Poss, 86, formerly of the Dibrell and Newtown communities, passed away Tuesday, September 02, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Mirl Poss was born November 20, 1927 in DeKalb County, TN, to the late E. L. (Les) and Hassie Certain Raymond. Also preceding her in death are her sisters and brothers Louise Winchester, Helen Bell, Ruth Cantrell, T. R. Raymond, and Walter Raymond. She was a member of Newtown The Baptist Church and retired after 28 years with Century Magnetek.
Surviving is her husband of 67 years, Marvin Wayne Poss, daughter Carolyn Harper and her husband Joe Harper of Ft. Oglethorpe, GA, son Austin Poss and his wife Carolyn Turner Poss of Lynchburg, TN, grandchildren Melanie Womack of McMinnville, Cristi (Brian) Waters of Old Fort, TN, Shannon Poss of Lynchburg, TN, and Brandon Poss of Murfreesboro, TN, great grandchildren Ashland Behling, McKenzie Marske, Colby Schleif, Braxton and Connor Waters, Ruby, Daniel, and John Austin Jimenez, step-granddaughter MacKenzie Waters, and great-great grandson, Isaac Behling. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service will be 11 AM Friday, September 05, 2014 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Dwight Knowles will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The Poss Family will receive friends from 4 PM until 8 PM on Thursday and again from 9 AM until 11 AM Friday at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dianna Latimer, Christina McNeal, and Sasha Trott and all of the staff of Hospice Compassus of Tullahoma, TN for their kindness and care of our mother.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
99 year old Anna Mai King Crowder of Alexandria died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. Born in Wilson County, Crowder was a homemaker and a member of Upper Helton Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Dr. John Tidwell will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, S.T. King and Etta Malone King; her husband, J.T. Crowder; brothers and sisters, Johnnie Humphrey, Mable Ballew, Vernelle McClanahan, Clyde King, and J.W. King. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine and husband Joel Collins of Easley, South Carolina. Grandchildren, Jae and husband Jay Beasley of Easley, South Carolina, Lance Collins of Easley, South Carolina, and Major Joy Collins of New Market, England. Great grandchild, Katherine Elaine Beasley of Easley, South Carolina. Nieces and nephews, Rochelle and Mark Gray of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Mike and Dee Humphrey of Russellville, Arkansas, Tim and Julie King of Belton, Missouri, and Kerry and Sarah King of Raymore, Missouri. Sisters-in-law, Jewell King of Brush Creek and Juanita King of Raymore, Missouri. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
72 year old Alice Marie Mullican Baker of Huntington, TN and a native of DeKalb County, passed away August 29, 2014 at her residence. Ms. Alice was the daughter of the late Obel and Ruby Taylor Mullican, and was also preceded in death by a son, Ron Herman. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and worked many years at Spartan Industries as a secretary and then moved to Alabama where she was a manager at Shoe Show, after her retirement, she moved to Huntington. She is survived by 1 daughter, Becky (Mike) Crocker of Huntington; 2 grandsons, Byron Wilson and Dustin Crocker both of Huntington and 1 great-grandson, Caleb Crocker of Huntington; aunts, Omie Taylor and Hazel Taylor both of Smithville and Audrey Snyder of McMinnville; uncle, Joe (Helen) Taylor of Smithville; Special Friends, Faye Hendrix, Polly Hill and Joyce Spurlock and a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday at the Chase Funeral Home in Huntington with the burial to follow in the New Independent Full Gospel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. Chase Funeral Home in Huntington is in charge of the arrangements and this information is provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
81 year old Milus Ann Barrett of Mt. Juliet died Saturday. She was preceded in death by husband, Robert Barrett, Sr.; parents, Shelie and Chole Webb; sister, Sally McClain; and brothers, Junior Webb, Everett Webb and Smith Webb. Survived by children, Angie (Doug) Kelley, Robert (Seleta) Barrett, Jr., and Mike Barrett; sisters, Mildred (Johnny) Turner and Jo Evans; brother, Porter Webb; and grandchildren, Rachel (Josh) Lloyd and Andrew (Carmen) Kelley.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 2 pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Bro. David Jones officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Kenneth Webb, Wayne Caldwell, Josh Lloyd, Andrew Kelley, Doug Kelley and Roger Newman serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are: Mrs. Barrett's nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, September 2nd from 2-8 pm and Wednesday, September 3rd from 11 am until time of service.
Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old Joe Dean Johnson Moore of Smithville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 31, 2014.
Mrs. Moore was born in Smithville, Tennessee and was a lifetime resident of DeKalb County. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Opha Redmon Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Joe Allen Moore, a brother, Willie Johnson and a sister Doris Adams.
Mrs. Moore was a member of the Brethren in Christ Church. She loved cross stitch, sewing, quilting, fishing and traveling.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville, Tennessee. Brother Don Frensley will officiate. The burial will follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her five loving children, Wanda (Buddy) Wiggs, Robert (Helen) Moore, Ellen (Bucky) Southard, Brenda (E.J.) Bain, Tammy (Mike Owen) Moore. Her beloved grandchildren are Shannon (Ashley) Lepley, Brian Southard, Clayton Moore, Brandon (Shayna) Taylor, Bradley Taylor and granddaughter Makayla Bain. In the last few years, her great grandchildren were the light of her life. She adored them and they adored her. Her great grandchildren are Caleb, Caley and Madison Taylor, Cameron and Ashton Lepley, Preston and Hunter Moore, Skyler (Little William) and Christopher Southard and Braxton Taylor. Step great grandchildren Ryan Lincoln, Kobe Curtis and Maegan Madden. Her brother Jewel (Helen) Johnson, half-brother Willie Johnson, half-sisters Hattie Dickens, Betty Bell, Ann Bickford. Her special helper Kari Taylor.
Her family was blessed and raised by a Godly mother. She was such a loving and caring person to her family and everyone she met. We will miss her dearly.
We would like to thank everyone for their help in caring for our Mama. Especially our sister Ellen. She stayed with Mama day and night for over two years.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Larry Junior Keaton passed away Wednesday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was the son of the late Johnny Melton and Fannie Bell Hale Keaton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Jack, Joe, W.J. and Bobby Ray Keaton and 1 sister, Johnnie Oleda Malone. Larry was a Construction worker and a Baptist. He is survived by 1 daughter, Nelda Bandy of Smithville, 1 son, Ronnie Keaton of McMinnville, 2 brothers, Doyle (Peggy) Keaton of Liberty and James Keaton of Alexandria; 7 grandchildren, Jacob Bandy, Tanisha Bandy, Briana Bandy, Cory Junior Keaton, Cody Dustin Keaton, Hunter Ray Keaton and Holly Marie Keaton; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted 2:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial will follow in Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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