Obituaries

Mary Lou Gray Boss

Nov 18 2009

93 year old Mary Lou Gray Boss of Milton died Tuesday at NHC of Smithville. A native of Walker County Georgia, she was the daughter of the late J.M. and Octie Morris Gray. She was a member of Southeast Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m Thursday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro. Rev. Donald Owen will officiate. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time at Trinity Cemetery in Centerpost, Georgia. Larry Underwood will officiate. Mrs. Boss is survived by her three sons and daughters in law, Larry and wife Betty Boss of Alexandria, Jerry and wife Wanda Boss of Woodbury, and Phil and wife Angie Boss of Milton. Six grandchildren, Katina and husband Ben Barrett of Murfreesboro, Joey and wife Kim Boss of Alexandria, Scott and wife Leisha Boss of Shelbyville, Jeff and wife Jessica Boss of Nashville, Brian and wife Sonia Boss of Murfreesboro, and Jennifer Boss of Milton. Five great grandchildren, Matt, Luke, Ashlyn, Alex and Hayden. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Boss is preceded in death by her husband Rev. Clay Henry Boss, her son Benny Boss and three brothers. Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.Wednesday at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro.

Virdie Alfred Bennett, Jr

Nov 16 2009

79 year old Virdie Alfred Bennett, Jr. of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Ron Gleaves will officiate and burial will be in the Gordonsville Cemetery. The Bennett family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He is survived by seven children, Mary I and husband William Murrey of Greenbrier; George Duke and wife Benilda Bennett of Alexandria, Virginia; Paula T. and husband Steve Cole of Hendersonville; Paul James Bennett of Spring Hill; Anna Belle and husband Doug Derryberry of Hermitage; Mark Francis Bennett of El Paso, Texas; and Scott and wife Donna Bennett of Gordonsville. Eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. A sister, Lucille and husband Earl Sanders of Panama City, Florida. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Lynn Kent

Nov 16 2009

55 year old Michael Lynn Kent of Alexandria died Saturday at his residence. He was the son of the late C.E. and Iva Dell Johnson Kent. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Faye Kent and grandparents, Lula Johnson Vanatta and Claude Johnson; and Edgar and Effie Mae Kent. He was a member of the Upper Helton Baptist Church, a farmer, and employed by the Wilson County Road Commission. He graduated from DeKalb County High School in 1971 and attended Middle Tennessee State University where he played football. A Celebration of Life will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jason Groe and Matt Long will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Kent is survived by his wife, Lynn Roberts Kent and his children, Kelly and husband Brad Driver and Kevin and wife Beth Kent all of Dowelltown. Four grandchildren, Brady and Levi Driver and Wesley and Kaylee Kent. Sisters, Linda and husband William Farmer and Shirley and husband Bob Lowe all of Lebanon. Brothers, Jerry and wife Regina Kent of Smithville and Terry and wife Lisa Kent of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests that contributions be made in memory of Mike to the family, in lieu of flowers. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Jean Moonyham

Nov 14 2009

80 year old Doris Jean Moonyham Jared died Friday night at the Life Care Center of Sparta. She was born in DeKalb County to the late Charlie Earl and Kittie Lou Jones Mooneyham . She was also preceded in death by husband Kelly William Jared and Great Grand-daughter Nicole Ann Barrow-Perez. She was a retired Shirt Factory employee. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Shady Grove Methodist Church. Greg Gallaher will officiate and burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the church and from noon until the time of service on Monday. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Kay Jared Barrow of Sparta .Two sons, Earl Kelly Jared of Smithville and Glen Dale Jared of Nashville. A brother -in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Martha Jared of Walling. Seven grandchildren: Chaz Barrow, Chasity and husband Jesse Perez, Candace Barrow, Sue Jared, Sara Jared, Monica and husband Chris Tucker, and Megan Jared. Four great-grandchildren: Jesse Dillon Perez, Alyssa Perez, Kelsey Jared and Tyler Tucker. Special friends, Ceasar and Sandra Garcia and their children Patty and Destiny. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Arthritis Foundation. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Mackie Ann Emmert

Nov 14 2009

73 year old Mackie Ann Emmert of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a shirt factory worker and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 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 parents, Malcolm and Elizabeth Cantrell Martin and a brother, Roy Thomas Martin. Survivors include her husband, Norman A. Emmert of Smithville. Children, Andria and husband Thomas Turner of Madison, Alabama and Norma Lynn Emmert of Smithville. A brother, Bobby Lewis "Stub" and wife Thelma Martin of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Smithville Day School.

Danny Lee Kirby

Nov 12 2009

63 year old Danny Lee Kirby of Dowelltown died Wednesday. He was retired from the Nashville Air Port Police Department. He was a Mason and an Army Veteran having served two tours in Vietnam. A final farewell tribute will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at his home at 921 New Home Road. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Anna Pearl Chaffin Kirby. Survivors include his wife, Terri Kenney Kirby of Dowelltown. Two sons, David and wife Katressa Kirby of Nashville and Eddie and wife Angela Kirby. A daughter, Andrea Williams of Franklin. Five grandchildren and one brother, Ron Kirby of Murfreesboro. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carmen Coffee Winfree

Nov 10 2009

89 year old Carmen Coffee Winfree of Gordonsville died at her home on Monday. She was born in New Middleton, the daughter of the late Mina Pearl Allen Coffee. She was a 1938 graduate of Gordonsville High School and she attended Watkins Institute Business School in Nashville. Winfree was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Gordonsville where she taught a Sunday School class for several years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home. Jason Lohorn and John Winfree will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.and after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Lavelle Cheek, Fite Coffee, Glen Coffee, and Fred Coffee; her husband, William Esker Winfree; a son, Wesley Allen Winfree; a daughter, Emily Faye Winfree; and a grandson, Jason Allen Winfree. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Lewis of Smithville. Sons, William and his wife Donna Winfree of Old Hickory, Wayne and his wife Kim Winfree of Carthage, Ward and his wife Elaine Winfree of Brush Creek. A daughter-in-law, Patsy Winfree of Lebanon, Twelve grandchildren, Amanda and husband Shane Maples, Billy and wife Terra Winfree, Kelly and Toome Brandon, Amy Winfree, Christie and husband Bobby Williams, Beth and husband Kevin Kent, Anna and husband Jamie Sircy, John Winfree, Emmy Winfree, David Esker Winfree, Ryan Winfree and Michael Winfree. Ten great grandchildren, Stephen Maples, Daniel Maples, Wesley Kent, Kaylee Kent, Jacob Williams, Adam Williams, Ashten Williams, Carson Winfree, Avery Brandon, and Macey Brandon. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 98, Gordonsville, 38563.

Emily Tittsworth Jones

Nov 10 2009

94 year old Emily Tittsworth Jones of the Dibrell Community died Monday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was born in Warren County and was a homemaker. Jones was also a member of the Dibrell Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in McMinnville. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. Lanny Johnson will officiate and burial will be in the Gath Cemetery. The Jones family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Jones; her parents, Anthony P. and Loudora Jones Tittsworth; a granddaughter, Julie Ann Jones; a sister, Martha Courville; and a brother, James M. Tittsworth. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Vandagriff of McMinnville. Sons, C. Jack and wife Gwyneth Jones of the Green Hill Community, Valton L. and wife Wanda Jones of Rock Island, and Bill M. and wife Winnie Jones of McMinnville. A sister, Ruby Zeller of Baltimore, Maryland. Brothers, Fred and wife Lillie Tittsworth and Anthony (Tony) and wife Ruth Tittsworth of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Lea Comer Appleton

Nov 9 2009

96 year old Dorothy Lea Comer Appleton of Lancaster died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ and a nurse with Vanderbilt Student Health. A graveside service will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Mount View Cemetery in McMinnville. Dr. Steve Angus will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Wheeler and Florance Anderson Comer; her husband, Thomas Mack Appleton; a granddaughter, Shannon Lea Mitchell; and companion, Charley Grigg. Survivors include two children, Emily Appleton Mitchell of Nashville and Thomas Comer Appleton of Lawrenceburg. Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren survive along with a brother, John B. Comer of Newport News, Virginia. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucille Hale Ferrell

Nov 6 2009

84 year old Lucille Hale Ferrell of Alexandria died Thursday at her residence. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe D. Ferrell; children, Lou Ann, Joe and John Ferrell; grandchildren, Brian Braswell; Benjamin Bane and Kayla Cantrell; parents, Selmer D. and Bettie Ferrell Hale; a sister, Daisy Murphy; brothers, Selmer Ray, Harrison Lee, L.W., and Selmer D. Hale, Jr. Survivors include a son, Norman and his wife Deborah Ferrell of Alexandria. Daughters, Jean and husband William Edmonds of Alexandria, Wanda and husband Donnie Braswell of Liberty, Betty Cantrell of Alexandria, Rosemary Bane of Brush Creek, and Marsha Endsley of Brush Creek. Twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Sisters, Bea and husband Kenneth Christian of Watertown and Dellia Mae and husband Richard Poston of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

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