Obituaries

Wilma Ray Batey

Feb 23 2010

67 year old Wilma Ray Batey of Watertown died Tuesday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a DeKalb County native. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Roger Grisham will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her father, Ova Jay Bain; a sister, Linda Parrish; and a brother, Roy Dale Bain. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Billy Anderson Batey of Watertown. Her mother, Martha Jennings of Lebanon. A brother, Larry and wife Cassie Bain of Lebanon. Three sons, Billy and wife Tracy Batey of Watertown, Dean and wife Cindee Batey of Manchester, and Joe Batey of Watertown. A daughter, Sissy and husband Jimmy Cozart of Statesville. Grandchildren, Kezney, Kaitlin, Danielle, Brandy, Josh, and Zachary Batey, Jan Cozart, and Heather Johnson. Great grandchildren, Natalie, Logan, Swanson, Kenya, Jordan, and Carley Batey. Special nieces, Janet Presley, Melanie Young, and other nieces and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Rubye Easterly

Feb 23 2010

88 year old Rubye Easterly of Smithville died Sunday night at Richmond Health and Rehab in Lexington, Kentucky. She was the widow of the late Ambrose Easterly. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. A complete list of survivors and time of visitation will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

James Colwell

Feb 22 2010

82 year old James Colwell of Dowelltown died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a carpenter, farmer, U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Gospel of Lighthouse Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tommy Taylor and Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion Harvey and Maggie Vanatta Colwell; brothers, Hobart Evans Colwell and Harvey Colwell, Jr., sisters, Grady Mai Smith, Ruby Tittsworth, Ada Lee Tomlin, and Hattie Cathey. He is survived by his wife of 57 1/2 years, Edna Ruth Hendrixson Colwell of Dowelltown. A son, David and his wife Sue Colwell of Dowelltown. A daughter, Diane and her husband Terry Hendrixson of Cookeville. Grandchildren, Angie Fuston, Suzanne Anderson, Tabitha Colwell, Josh Hendrixson and fiancee Janda Emmons, and Daniel Hendrixson. Great grandchildren, Trey Fuston, Peyton Young, and Morgan Green. Sister-in-law, Ellen Colwell of Dowelltown. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Louise Turner

Feb 22 2010

84 year old Mary Louise Turner of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and did secretarial work. She was also a member of the Jacobs Pillar United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bernard Houk and Royce Martin will officiate and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Aubrey Turner, Sr.; her parents, Adam William and Fannie Lou Bullard Beshearse; a son, William Aubrey Turner, Jr.; and brothers, Charles Beshearse, A.W. Beshearse, and Shirley Beshearse; a sister, Rhea Beshearse Neal. Survivors include a daughter, Kay and husband Billy Redmon of Murfreesboro. A daughter-in-law, Betty Turner of Smithville. Granddaughters, Teri and husband Ben Blake of Murfreesboro and Kathy and husband Neal Bryant of Smithville. Grandsons, William Aubrey "Bill" Turner, III and wife Kimberly of Smithville, and Todd and wife Karen Redmon of Murfreesboro. Great granddaughters, Mary Jan Blake and Kayla Redmon. Great grandsons, Justin Turner, Alex Turner, Tyler Redmon, Benjamin Blake, Luke Bryant, and Turner Bryant. Sisters, Nadene Mayberry and Phyllis Poplin both of Nashville and June Parker of Dickson. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred Louise Reeder

Feb 20 2010

77 year old Mildred Louise Reeder of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a housewife and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Edward Reeder; children, Jerry Wayne, Billy Edward, and Judy Carol Reeder; and her parents, Lonnie Barton and Altie Green Hawkins. Survivors include children, Peggy George of Smithville, Lois and husband Duane Russell of Granite Falls, North Carolina, Doris and husband Jerry Henry, and Tommy and wife Barbara Reeder all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Jason George, Mary Beth Rogers, Ashley Nichole Rogers, Christopher Edward Russell, Joshua MacAllen Beckham, Todd Anthony Reeder, Christopher Lynn Reeder, Joel Dennis Henry, Nancy Michelle Swoap, Jeremy Allen Henry, Angela Neal, and Aryana Aracha. Eleven great grandchildren. One sister, Hazel Faye Hawkins of McMinnville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gordon Lee Summers

Feb 18 2010

68 year old Gordon Lee Summers of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a foreman with the Corps of Engineers and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annell Summers; his father, John Lee Summers; and a brother, Albert Lee Summers. Survivors include his mother, Kenzada Summers. Three brothers, Bobby and his wife Sue Summers of Smithville, Roger Dale Summers of Smithville, and Allen Douglas and his wife Kathy Summers of Liberty. Two sisters, Linda Kay Bailiff of Smithville and Mary Jeanette Farris of Warren County. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Lynn Duke

Feb 18 2010

73 year old Doris Lynn Duke of Smithville died Wednesday at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. She was a homemaker and a Christian, having attended Faith Congregational Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Mike Satterfield will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.C. Duke; parents, Woodrow and Beulah Malone; daughter, Kathy Foster; brother, Ralph Malone; and grandson, Tracy Cassity. Survivors include three daughters, Teresa and husband Ronnie Turner of Liberty, Queta and husband Dale Seifker and Stephanie and husband Danny Austin all of Michigan. Grandchildren, Sherry, Danny Jr., Rocky, Tia, Ashleigh, Blake, Tayla, and Deidre. Seven great grandchildren. One brother, Woodrow Malone, Jr. of Watertown. One sister, Linda Saylors of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews. Special friend, her poodle for 13 years Sugar Duke. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eveleen Walls

Feb 17 2010

85 year old Eveleen Walls of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a retired machine operator and a member of Copeland Chapel Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Freddy Copeland will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lillie Wilhoite; her husband, Jvan Walls; along with six brothers and two sisters. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Don Poss of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Greg and Lisa Poss of Old Hickory and Jeff and Christine Poss of Nashville. Two great grandchildren, Libby and Abby Julian of Cookeville. One brother, Floyd Wilhoite of Alabama. Special nephew, John Richard Wilhoite of Alabama. Three sisters-in-law, Marie Walls, Betty Sandlin, and Earlene and husband Charles Olson all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Claude Randall, Jr.

Feb 17 2010

80 year old Claude Randall, Jr. of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired roofer. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Don Davidson will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Lela Randall and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lois Randall and a daughter, Debra Fuson both of Smithville. Three sisters, Lexie Hutchison, Lucille Alexander and Leda Benge and a brother, Johnnie Randall all of Kentucky. Three sisters-in-law, Jeanette Young, JoDean Redmon, and Nevelene Reeder all of Smithville. Two brothers-in-law, Mack Redmon of Murfreesboro and Nelson Redmon of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bill Tittsworth Davis

Feb 15 2010

83 year old Bill Tittsworth Davis of Michigan and a native of DeKalb County died Sunday at his residence. He was a retired mechanic and a U.S. Navy veteran. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and entombment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Cantrell Davis; his parents, Everett and Allie Tittsworth Davis; brothers, John Gray, Frank, Jack, and Bob Davis; sisters, Frances Chinn and Ethel Mae Davis; and a niece, Brenda Davis Hines. He is survived by brothers, Jim and wife Lois Davis and George and wife Lenora Davis all of Smithville. A sister-in-law, Marsceen Davis of Smithville. A nephew, Tony Davis of Smithville. Nieces, Donna and Evette both of Michigan. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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