79 year old John A. Palmer, Jr. of Gainesville, Florida died Saturday, July 27 in Florida. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired pharmacist. A graveside service was held Friday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Royce Martin officiated. Palmer was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Fuson Palmer. Survivors include a son, John III and wife Elizabeth Palmer of Florida and their son, Henry. One daughter, Janna and husband Evan Reid of Florida and their children, Jack and Evan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
54 year old Pamela Sue Hitchcock of the Dibrell community died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. A Freewill Baptist, she was formerly employed at Star Manufacturing. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Crain Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard F.L. Middleton; a daughter, Margaret Ann Hullett; and sisters, Dorothy, Donna, and Barbara. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Larry Hurst of Sparta. One son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jacqueline Yates of Rocky River, Tennessee. Six grandchildren Trevor and Lilly Hurst of Sparta and Chloe, Zackery, Will, and Jase Yates all of Rocky River. Her mother, Eva Lois Driver Judkins of Smithville. Several brothers and sisters, Richard, J.C. Michael, Everitt, Billy, Delbert, Vernell, Ann, Terecia, and Frankie. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews and friends also suvive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
70 year old Leslie Howard Moore of Rock Island, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Cannon County, Mr. Moore retired from the State of Tennessee with the Division of Property Assessment. He was a member of New Union The Baptist Church, has served as a minister in The Baptist Church Associations for 30 years, was a member of Short Mountain Masonic Lodge No. 373, and was an avid hunter. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents Orville Howard and Grace Cope Moore.
Survivors include his wife Gail Moore, sons Mark Moore, Rock Island, TN, Paul (Joann) Moore, Smyrna, TN, and Jonathan (Crystal) Moore, Rock Island, TN, and daughter Abigail (Eric) Wood, McMinnville, TN, grandchildren Jordan, Nathaniel, Anthony, and Hailey Moore, and Caleb and Aniston Wood, and brother Lynn (Helen) Moore, Rock Island, TN. Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Eric Wood, Elder Brent Craven, and Elder Bryan Jones will officiate. Interment will follow at New Union Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Moore Family will receive friends Thursday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Friday from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
97 year old Pauline Malone Tramel of Nashville died Tuesday, July 23, at her residence. She was a dedicated educator having served at Liberty High School and at Watertown. She was a Christian leader in the Methodist Church, Civic organizer, loving mother, grandmother, and wife. She was a graduate of State Teacher's College in Murfreesboro in 1939 and taught in the DeKalb County and Metro Nashville public school system for 27 years, and was a member of Belle Meade United Methodist Church. Her roots ran deep in DeKalb County with relatives in the Malone and Tramel families. The funeral will be will be held Wednesday, July 31, at Noon at Belle Meade United Methodist Church with a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 12:00 noon at Belle Meade United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Tramel and son, Jim Tramel. She is survived by a son, Lynn Tramel and daughter-in-law, Toni Tramel, and granddaughter, Blair Tramel. The family request that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the James T. Tramel Scholarship Fund at Martin Methodist College or to Belle Meade United Methodist Church where she was an active member for 61 years. Love-Cantrell Funeral Funeral Home in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.
48 year old Miranda Joy (Mosely) Fox of Gordonsville died Sunday at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was a DeKalb County native and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Christ Church Pentecostal of Gordonsville, where she was a member. Kerry Dugan will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and Tuesday from noon until the service at the church. Fox was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Dickens and Mary McPherson Dickens; a sister-in-law, Betty Ann and husband Billy Christian; and a brother-in-law, Carl Fox, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Albert Fox of Gordonsville. Children, Alanda Fox and Logan Fox both of Gordonsville. Brothers, Darren Dickens of Defeated and Chris and wife Holly Dickens of Watertown. Sisters-in-law, Sally and husband Bill Seeback of Elmwood and Denise Fox of Hilham. Brother-in-law, Jacky and wife Pamela Fox of McMinnville. Five nieces and nephews survive. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
102 year old Louise Hedge of Smithville and a native of Hickman County died Friday at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was a member of the Fairfield Baptist Church and a homemaker. A graveside service for Ms. Hedge will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Oakmont Cemetery in Centerville, TN. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the service on Sunday. Her Grandson David Hedge will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert Dickson and Anna Taylor Hickman Petty; two husbands, Roy Allen Hedge and David Clay Hedge; two sons, Paul and Amos Hedge, and three brothers and four sisters. She is survived by three grandchildren, Cheryl and Chris Vance, Angela and Todd Miller and David and Trina Hedge, all of Smithville. Four Great-Grandchildren, Kelsey and Macy Hedge, Carly and Connor Vance; two Daughters-in-law, Frances Hedge of Smithville and Patty Hedge of Hohenwald. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ Playground fund, in memory of Ms. Louise. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.
68 year old Alan "Bear" Rozelle of Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was office coordinator at Federal Mogul and owner of Picker's Delight Music Store. Rozelle was also an Army Veteran, a member of the Scottish Rite, and a member of the Short Mountain Lodge #373. He was preceded in death by parents Nelson Floyd, Sr. and Mary Davenport Rozelle. One brother, Nelson Rozelle, Jr. and one niece, Laura Rozelle. He is survived by two daughters, Michelle and Paul Oswald of Carthage, and Renee and Troy Guzenski of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Vanessa Oswald, Ella and Ethan Guzenski, and one sister-in-law, May Rozelle of Pennsylvania. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice.
94 year old Beulah Mai Hendrixson of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was retired from Fuston's Five and Dime Store and a member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Royce Martin, Jim Rogers, and Doyle Slager will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Hendrixson was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Hendrixson; parents, Isaac and Callie Dirting Smith; a brother, Othel Smith; and two sisters, Maureen Tramel and Alvilda Hendrixson. Survivors include three daughters, Nira Snyder of McMinnville, Judy and husband Royce Martin of Liberty, and Lori and husband Wes Rogers of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Chris and Kelley Snyder of Rock Island, Shannon and Lisa Snyder of McMinnville, Deanna and Mickey Hall of Lebanon, Curtis and Kimberly Martin of Liberty, and Allison Rogers of Smithville. Nine great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. One brother, Doyle Smith of Smithville. Four caretakers, Helen Fults of Liberty, Martha Fults of Smithville, Faye Murphy of Smithville, and Wanda Byford of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Emory Paul Kirksey of Chattanooga died Monday at Hickory Valley Retirement Center. He was a Baptist and a retired Air Traffic Controller with the FAA. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Mark Bass will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kirksey was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Carlton and Ida Theus Kirksey; his wife, Deanne Paris Kirksey; and a brother, Addis Kirksey. Survivors include a brother, Rufus Clayton Kirksey; nephews, Kenneth and Phillip Kirksey; and a niece, Tina Barger. A step-sister, Dorothy Hinton Jinks and a step-brother, Cecil Hinton. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
73 year old T.J. White of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He worked as a farmhand. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor will officiate and burial will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Elsie Bennett White. He is survived by four sisters, JoDean Redmon, Jewell Tate, LaVelle Anderson, and Joyce Webster. Brother-in-law, Paul Webster. Several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.