Obituaries

Gary Wayne Cripps

Jul 22 2010

63 year old Gary Wayne Cripps of Mount Juliet died Thursday at the Nashville V.A Hospital. He was born in DeKalb County. Cripps was also a Baptist, a graduate of DeKalb County High School, and a U.S. Army Disabled Veteran. Cripps served during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Silver Star, Medal of Valor, and Purple Heart. He was active in the Donelson Civitan Club, Donelson Girls Softball Program, and the American Legion and V.F.W.. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jerald Cripps and Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and prior to the service on Sunday. Cripps was preceded in death by his father, Carl Cripps. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Spence Cripps of Mount Juilet. A daughter, Angela Royalty of Lebanon. A grandson, Brody Royalty. His mother, Willie Jim Cripps of Dowelltown. Brothers, Jerald Cripps and wife Lisa of Liberty and Dwight Cripps of Dowelltown. A sister-in-law, Pat Marshall and husband Wayne of Cane Ridge. Nieces, Amy Raymond and Rosie Pollard. Nephews, Matt and wife Melody Cripps, Jordan and wife Nicole Cripps, and Justin Cripps. Great nieces, Kendall and Addie Vertigo and Savannah Pollard and a great nephew, Jackson Pollard. Memorials may be made to the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in lieu of flowers. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Dale "Buck" Martin

Jul 22 2010

59 year old Larry Dale "Buck" Martin of Liberty died Wednesday at the M D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Martin was a U.S. Army veteran, stationed in Germany. He was also an assembler at Wal-mart and he attended the Faith Congregational Methodist Church and the Fuller's Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Chris Long and Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Martin was preceded in death by his father, James C. Martin. Survivors include his wife, Connie Martin of Liberty. A son, Barry Martin of Smithville. A daughter, Natasha Figgins of Gallatin. Grandchildren, Kayla Hubbard, Tayler Martin, Lance League, Morgan Clark, Madison Figgins, LaPrice Figgins, and Lexis Figgins. His mother, Ruth Parker of Liberty. A sister, Judy and husband Gary Mathis of Liberty. A half-sister, Melisha Martin of Smithville. Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Bobbie Don Curtis of Liberty. Nieces, Kimberly Mathis Cox of Liberty, Jenny and husband Ritchie Bennett of Temperance Hall. Several aunts, uncles, great nieces and nephews and cousins. Special friend, Scott Holloway. His extended family at Wal-mart. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to either the Fuller's Chapel United Methodist Church or to Salem Cemetery, in lieu of flowers.

Bernard Edmond Hickman

Jul 19 2010

75 year old Bernard Edmond Hickman of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was employed by Westinghouse. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Dunkirk, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burmond and Helen Life Hickman and a brother, Eldon Hickman. Survivors include his wife, Darla Hickman of Smithville. A daughter, Peggy Cotrell. Step-daughters, Denise Bergdoll and Diana Staudinger; and a brother, Desi Hickman. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Justin Potter Library, in lieu of flowers.

Dorothy Lamberson Frazier

Jul 19 2010

80 year old Dorothy Lamberson Frazier of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, a Jaycette, and she was very involved in the Smithville First Baptist Church Recycled Teens. The funeral will be Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be in Town 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 5:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Harold Frazier, Sr.; her parents, Jim Wade and Winnie Lamberson; a brother and sister-in-law, James and June Lamberson; and a son-in-law, Rickey Brown. Survivors include five daughters, Martha Brown, Jane and husband Thomas Groom, Shelia and husband Ed Whitford, Sue and husband Carl Sifford, and Mary and husband Emilio Barrientos. One son, Billy and wife Buffy Frazier. Thirteen grandchildren, Neal and wife Melissa Brown, Cynthia and husband Tony Cripps, Amanda and husband David Johnson, Emily and husband Kurt Watson, Samanthia and husband Brad Curtis, Janohn and husband Seth Billingsley, Shelia and husband Chad Kirby, Wendi Cook, Carla Sue Sifford, Sarah Frazier, Jacob Frazier, Abby Frazier, and James Barrientos. Sixteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center, in lieu of flowers.

Jo Nell Hall

51 year old Jo Nell Hall of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired LPN and a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Nelson Griffin. Survivors include a son, Joseph and wife April Hall of Smithville. One daughter, Stephanie and husband Scott Whitson of Cookeville. Four grandchildren, Isaac Hall, Elijah Hall, Malachi Hall and Hannah Hall all of Smithville. Her mother, Ruby Griffin of Smithville. Four sisters, Maxine Davis of Hillbsoro, Earlene Griffin, Penny Hankal, and Lorie Wilcher all of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Shelby Ann Jennings

Jul 16 2010

72 year old Shelby Ann Jennings of Liberty died Thursday at Middle Tennesseee Medical Center. She was an Education Assistant at DeKalb West School and a member of Salem Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Mark Wade and Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home and from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 5:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Foutch Jennings; her parents, Flossie B. and Mary Hendrixson Cook; two sons, Jonathan Foutch Jennings and David Coble Jennings; and a brother, Bobby Cook. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Bud Denman of Riverwatch. A granddaughter, Madison Denman of Riverwatch. A grandson, Payne Denman of Riverwatch. Two sisters, Wanda Fay Fite of Gainesboro and Nancy and her husband Tommy Barber of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Salem Cemetery Fund or to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.

Isaiah Nicholas James Freeman

Jul 14 2010

Four month old Isaiah Nicholas James Freeman of Smithville died Tuesday at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Young Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. The child was preceded in death by his great grandparents, James Larry Pedigo, James Hugh McGinnis, and Clyde B. and Lucille S. Hale. Survivors include his parents, Darryl James and Heather Renee Freeman of Smithville. Sisters, Adrianna Renee Church, Patience Destiny, Katherine Freeman, MaKenzi Leigh Freeman, and MaKaylyn Marie Freeman. Grandparents, Bobby and Margie Hale of Smithville, Jeff McGinnis of Sparta, James Darryl Freeman of Cincinnati, and Kimberly Ann Cohorn of Nashville. Special uncle, Justin Clyde Hale and his daughter, Raven Trinity Hale. Great grandmothers, Linda McGinnis of Sparta and Shirley Pedigo of Smithville. Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. The family has asked that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ann Frankel Shaw

Jul 12 2010

53 year old Ann Frankel Shaw of Liberty died Saturday at her residence. She worked at DeKalb Community Bank in Alexandria. She was also a member of Leadership DeKalb. Shaw was born in Wilmington, Delaware. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Liberty where she was a member. Mark Wade and Mike Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 pm. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the time of the service. All visitation will be at Salem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel L. Frankel and Margorie Bailey Frankel, Survivors include a son, Michael F. Shaw of Liberty. A sister, Sandra and her husband Bruce Bryson of Delaware. Brothers, David and wife Maureen Frankel of Delaware and Lee and wife Sondra Frankel of South Carolina. Six nieces and nephews and her faithful dog Chip. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Wayne Bandy

59 year old Jerry Wayne Bandy of Dowelltown died Saturday at his residence. He was a member of Faith Chapel Church and he worked at Zelenka Nursery. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Steve Warren will officiate and burial will be in the Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert T.J. and Alene Murphy Bandy. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Roller Bandy of Dowelltown. A son, Gary Wayne and his wife Peggy Sue Bandy of Smithville. A daughter and her husband JoAnn and Todd McCloud of Dowelltown. Six grandsons, Kirt Wayne Bandy and girlfriend Keisha McCormick, Dalton Lynn Bandy, Dylan Allen Crook, Matthew Wyatt Crook, Justin Roberto Lores, and Tyler McCloud. Great granddaughter, Peyton Alyssa Bandy. A sister, Lois and husband Doug Walker of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Louie Brown McDowell, Jr.

Jul 9 2010

57 year old Louie Brown McDowell, Jr. of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a Christian and he served in the National Guard. McDowell was also manager at Cracker Barrel for 28 years in Cookeville. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and David McDowell will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Willa Mae Hayes McDowell; a sister, Pattie Clayborn; a nephew, Brian Clayborn; and his best friend, Arlie Sexton. Survivors include sons, Nathan Scott and wife Melissa McDowell and Christopher Adam McDowell all of Cookeville. His father, Louie McDowell, Sr. of Smithville. Sisters, Cheryl Kay McDowell and husband David Bower of Murfreesboro and Cathy McDowell and husband Ronnie Gay of Fayetteville. A brother, David McDowell of Baxter and a grandson, Dylan McDowell. Several nieces and nephews and his extended family at Cracker Barrel also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

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