Obituaries

Austin Colwell

Feb 27 2015

75 year old Austin Colwell of Smithville died Friday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a self employed mechanic. A memorial service will be held at a later date.. No visitation will be held at the funeral home. Colwell was preceded in death by his parents, Abe Jackson and Clara Summers Colwell and two brothers, Lynn and Willie Abe Colwell. Survivors include a son, Barry and wife Denise Colwell of Sparta. One daughter, Darlene and husband Larry Coleman of Chattanooga. Two step sons, Gerald Brown of Nashville and Todd and wife Cindy Brown of Sparta, Four step grandchildren. Ex wife Gracie Colwell of Smithville. Three sisters, Shirley and husband James Dunn of Smithville, Ella and husband Thomas Hale of Alexandria and Sandra and husband, Roger Kirby of Cookeville. One sister-in-law, Brenda Colwell of Smithville and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Toy B. Mullican

Feb 27 2015

72 year old Toy B. Mullican of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. He was a farmer and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Ashford will officiate and burial will be in Taylor Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Mullican was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Beulah Carter Mullican; two sisters, Rena Ashford and Lena Faye Mullican; and six brothers, Jimmy, Billy, Jackie, Troy, James, and Gene Mullican. Survivors include a daughter, Tammy and husband Bob Burch of McMinnville. Three grandchildren, Robert, Hunter and Kiana Burch all of McMinnville. A sister, Linda Ruth and husband Tony Lamberson of Temperance Hall. Special caretakers, Glen Jones and Greg Roberts. Several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Hayden Evans

Feb 26 2015

William Hayden Evans, age 83 of Clinton, Tennessee, author, journalist, banker, businessman and retired army officer died February 22, 2015.

A native of DeKalb County, Tennessee, Hayden was born June 21, 1931 and was preceded in death by his parents Haden Holland “Buster” and Alta Mai Caplinger Evans of DeKalb County, Tennessee and first wife Margaret Alda “M.A.” Boyce Evans.

He is survived by wife Valeda Joyce Evans; son, Boyce Hayden Evans and wife Teresa of Clinton, TN; son, John Williams Evans of Clinton, TN; daughter, Anne Margaret Evans Moyer and husband, Randolph of Chesapeake, VA; grandsons, John Hayden Evans and wife Kelli, William Evans and wife Brittany, Randolph Moyer, Jr., and Jake Moyer; granddaughter, Margaret Anne “Maggie” Moyer; great granddaughter, Sarah Evans, great grandson, Hayden Daniel Evans; brother, Edgar Royce Evans and wife JoAnn of DeKalb County and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Hayden received the Master of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees from Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He also attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Gordonsville High School, Gordonsville, Tennessee; a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; a graduate of the Management School of Banking Marketing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, and a graduate of the Tennessee School of Bank Trust, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He taught history in the evening schools of the University of Maryland in Seoul, South Korea and the University of Kentucky at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Hayden retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, Armor Branch, after a 20 year active duty career. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster for combat action in 1968 with the cavalry squadron of the First Infantry Division (Big Red One).

Upon retirement from the Army, Hayden was employed as a trust officer by Union Peoples Bank (later First American Bank and currently Regions Bank) in Anderson County. He attained the position of Senior Vice President and upon retirement from First American was a Regional Manager.
After retiring from First American in 1989, Hayden co-founded Creative Writing Services and Publishing Company, which was sold in 1994. He then became director of communications for Temp Systems Inc., a temporary personnel staffing service. He was a columnist and correspondent for the Roane County News, a columnist for Senior Living Newspaper and a frequent contributor to the Middle Tennessee Times and the Carthage Courier newspapers, and insideandersoncounty.com as well other publications. He was the author of Turning Ground a book about life in rural Middle Tennessee during the first half of the Twentieth Century.

A member of Memorial United Methodist Church of Clinton, Hayden served the church in many capacities including trustee, the administrative board and chairman of the staff/parish committee.

Hayden was a member of several civic and professional organizations in Knoxville, Anderson County and Roane County. He was chairman of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce twice and a member of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce and the Roane County Chamber. He served as interim president of the Roane County Chamber during its search for a new president in 1981. He was co-founder and longtime board member of the Oak Ridge based Tennessee Mountain Writers, Inc.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, 323 North Main Street, Clinton, Tennessee or to Tennessee Mountain Writers, Inc., P.O. Box 5435, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-5435.

Funeral service along with military service will be held at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton on Saturday, February 28th at 1:00 PM. Family will receive friends from 11 til 1. Graveside service will follow at 4:00PM CST at Salem Cemetery in Liberty, Tennessee, DeKalb County. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com

Willette Hays Scott

Feb 25 2015

93 year old Willette Hays Scott of Alexandria died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. Born in Cottage Home of Wilson County, she was a homemaker and a charter member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church. Dusty Desimone will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Sewell Scott; her parents, William Henry Hays and Nancy Alcinda Lynam Hays; and a brother, Charles Lynam Hays. She is survived by a daughter, Marlene and husband Thomas Prichard of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Beth Prichard and husband John Geer of Brentwood and Scott and wife Megan Prichard of Magnolia, Texas. Great grandchildren, Fredrick Alpert of Oxford, Mississippi, Olivia Alpert of Lebanon, and Tyler and Morgan Kate Prichard of Magnolia, Texas. Several nieces and nephews survive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the West Main Baptist Church Kitchen Fund. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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