Obituaries

Howard Wilson Dickens

Dec 16 2009

68 year old Howard Wilson Dickens of Brush Creek died Tuesday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was born in Smith County. Dickens was a truck driver and a member of the Brush Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He also served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1962 and the Air National Guard from 1982 to 1990. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Kerry Dugan will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Dickens was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Wilson and Maggie Bell Baker Dickens and his wife, Mary McPherson Dickens. He is survived by his children, Miranda and her husband Albert Fox of Gordonsville, Darren and wife Cathy Dickens of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Chris and wife Holly Dickens of Watertown. Grandchildren, Alanda Fox, Logan Fox, Taylor Holland, and Caitlin Holland. A sister, Fran and husband Bill High-Harnishfeger of Spring City. A brother, Ronnie and wife Kaye Dickens of Lafayette. Best friend, Harry Gossard of Alexandria. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Omer Grisham

Dec 16 2009

84 year old Omer Grisham of the Rawls Creek Community died Tuesday. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage. Buford Bane will officiate and burial will be in Smith County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. A Masonic Chapel Service will be conducted by the Carthage Benevolent Lodge #14 F&AM at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Grisham was preceded in death by his wife Audra McBride Grisham. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn and her husband Larry Butler of Watervale. A grandson, Scott and his wife Billie Butler. Great grandchildren, Andrea, Justin, and Landon Butler of Rawls Creek. Sisters, Ruth Givens of South Carthage, Elizabeth and her husband Billy Thomas of Turkey Creek. Brothers, Glenn and his wife Doris Grisham of Lebanon, and Joe and his wife Linda Grisham of Rawls Creek. Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Marlene Mae Van Patten

Dec 15 2009

72 year old Marlene Mae Van Patten of Dowelltown died Tuesday at her daughter's residence. She was a retired factory worker. The family has chosen direct cremation and there will be no visitation or services held. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milo and Jessie McCoy Cary; her husband, Kenneth Van Patten; companion, Bob Ackley; and a daughter, Nancy Van Patten. She is survived by five children, Debbie and husband Jesus Suarez of Dowelltown, Cindy and husband Vic Loden of Rockwood, Bonnie and husband Floyd Cantrell of Smithville, Mike and wife Dorothy Van Patten of Binghamton, New York, and Kenny Van Patten of Rockwood. Grandchildren, Marlene Loden, Vicky Murphy, Chris Van Patten, Misty Loden, Tad Godsey, Debbie Lopez, Randal Cantrell, Kristi Alken, Steven Arvin, Juan Suarez, Kyle Van Patten, Dylan Caldwell, and Savanna Whitehead. Several great grandchildren survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Hazel May Frazier

Dec 14 2009

75 year old Hazel May Frazier of Liberty died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She worked at Prospect for 20 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Douglas and Lera Altie Ashburn Frazier and brothers, Henry, Lester, Azro, and Norman Frazier. She is survived by sisters, Virginia and her husband Joe Hendrixson of Liberty, Neoda and husband Frank Cantrell of Smithville, and Marie and husband Horace Bratcher of Smithville. Brothers, Leo and his wife Mildred Frazier of Soddy Daisy, Junior and his wife Elizabeth Frazier of Liberty, Garlon and wife Ann Frazier of Liberty, and Roscoe and wife Pauline Frazier of Dowelltown. Sisters-in-law, Robbie Joan Frazier of Liberty and Retha Frazier of Sycamore. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lisa Adcock Tatrow Johnson

Dec 14 2009

49 year old Lisa Adcock Tatrow Johnson of Smithville died Sunday. She was an employee of Hardees. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles "Dock" Edgar Adcock and a brother, Jerry Adcock. Survivors include her children, Amanda Brannon and Ashley and husband Michael Saylors all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Chelsie and Hunter Brannon, Mackenise, Peyton, Elisabeth, and Kevin Saylors. Her mother, Irene Adcock Young of Smithville. A sister, Linda and husband Nelson Caldwell of Smithville. A sister-in-law, Beverly Adcock of Old Hickory. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Robert L. Wallace

Dec 13 2009

79 year old Robert L. Wallace died Sunday at his residence in Glasgow, Kentucky. He was owner of Wallace Landscaping. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Callie Pettie Wallace. Survivors include two sons, Mark and his wife Jennifer Wallace of Smithville and Pat and his wife Beverly Wallace of Murfreesboro. One daughter, Callie Wallace of Jackson. Seven grandchildren, Jessica and Julie Wallace of Memphis, Eden, Asia, and Justice Wallace all of Jackson, Tennessee and Spencer and McCullough Wallace of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Janice Carol Jenkins

Dec 12 2009

41 year old Janice Carol Jenkins of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and employed at Tenneco. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Tony Jenkins of Smithville. One son, Joshua Redmon of Smithville. One step-son, David Jenkins of Carthage. Parents, John and Mary Neal Young of Smithville. A sister, Teresa and husband Mark Sullivan of Smithville. One nephew, Brandon Sullivan of Smithville. One niece, Megan Sullivan of Smithville. Mother-in-law, Dempsey Jenkins of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virgie Lee Colwell

Dec 12 2009

91 year old Virgie Lee Colwell of Lawrenceburg died Friday at the Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia. She was retired from the Valdor Shirt Factory and a member of the Sanctuary United Pentecostal Church in Hohenwald. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jack Tidrick and Walter Droke will officiate and burial will be in the Cannady Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Baxter Colwell. Grandchildren, Lonnie Earl Colwell, Jr. and Tori Danielle Stacy; parents, Luther Marvin and Elizabeth Taylor Gay; brothers, Homer and Gentry Gay; sisters, Pauline Murphy, Dorothy Gay, Bertha Clause, and Annie Sparkman. She is survived by children, Lonnie and his wife Joyce Colwell of Lebanon, Geneva and husband Jack Tidrick of Murfreesboro, Maxie and wife Leona Colwell of Liberty, and Fay and husband Tip Melton of Lawrenceburg. Six grandchildren, Christie Tindle, Wendy Casselberry, Tonya Williams, Shawn Colwell, Tammye Grantham, and Blake Melton. Eleven great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren. Two sisters, Cloie Caldwell of Smithville and Ruby West of McMinnville. Two brothers, J.E. Gay of McMinnville and James Gay of Lewisburg. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Finis Nixon

Dec 10 2009

79 year old Billy Finis Nixon of Watertown died Wednesday at Cedars Health Care Center in Lebanon. He was a farmer, construction worker, and a member of the Malone's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Mike Gay and Bill Shaw will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Nixon was preceded in death by his parents, Pirl and Eltie Nixon; a brother, George Nixon; and sisters, Virginia Starnes and Henry Ellis. Survivors include his wife, Nettie Ann Foutch Nixon of Watertown. Two sons, Billy Gerald and his wife Brenda Nixon and Richard Wayne Nixon all of Watertown. Three grandchildren, Rachel and her husband Jackie Russell of Pleasant Shade, Jason Nixon of Knoxville, and Jeff and his wife Sarah Nixon of Arrington. Three great grandchildren, John Russell, William, and Mary Nixon. A sister, Pauline Foutch of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephew also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Joyce Cruz

Dec 9 2009

66 year old Betty Joyce Cruz of Mundelin, Illinois died Saturday at the Condell Medical Center. She was a customer service representative with the Baxter Medical Supply Company. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:30 a.m. Cruz was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Roslyn Johnson Stephens and two brothers, Harold and Milton Stephens. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Cruz of Illinois. Three sisters, Emogene and her husband Justice Hyde of Franklin, Margaret Haydock of Ohio, and Dianne and husband Jackie Richardson of LaFayette. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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