Obituaries

Cynthia Lynn Kousa

Dec 21 2009

57 year old Cynthia Lynn Kousa of Liberty died Monday at her residence in Liberty. She was a monitor technician at Cookeville Regional Hospital. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation. She was preceded in death by her father Frank Quick. Survivors include her mother, Helen Quick of West Palm Beach, Florida. A son, Jason and his wife Rebekha Kousa of Arlington, Virginia. A daughter, Cari Kousa of West Palm Beach, Florida. Three grandchildren, Katie, Jacob, and Caleb Kousa all of Virginia. Two sisters, Teri Quick of West Palm Beach, Florida and Nancy Conklin of West Palm Beach, Florida, and a close friend, Grace Ryan of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy J. Evans

Dec 21 2009

65 year old Roy J. Evans of Lawrenceville, Georgia died Saturday. He was born in Smithville. Evans was a 1963 graduate of DeKalb County High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in Vietnam and Germany, retired from General Motors and was a graduate of Brenau University. After retiring from General Motors he taught school in Walton County for several years. Evans was a long time member of Peachtree Road Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl G. and Era Cantrell Evans and two brothers, Frank A. (Chuck) Evans and Brown A. Evans. He is survived by his wife, Juanita McDaniel Evans of Lawrenceville, Georgia; a daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Jeff Howard of Dacula, Georgia; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Nanci Evans of Loganville, Georgia and Nathan and Stephanie Evans of Loganville; a sister, Joyce Norred of Woodstock, Georgia; brothers, Dennis Evans of Sugar Hill, Georgia, Kenneth Evans of Norcross, Georgia, Dale Evans of Smithville, and Earl Evans of Milner, Georgia; grandchildren, Kyle Evans, Mitchell Howard, Taylor Evans, Lauren Howard and Cade Evans; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Peachtree Road Baptist Church. Dr. Preston Moore, Reverend Scott Cramer and Dr. Steve Sparks will officiate. Burial will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 to 9:00 p.m.at the Tom M. Wages Funeral Service – Lawrenceville Chapel.. Northside Chapel Funeral Directors, Roswell, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred Louise Vickers

Dec 21 2009

85 year old Mildred Louise Vickers of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a retired DeKalb County school teacher, a Methodist, a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the WAVES as a Navy Reserve in World War II. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Noah David Britton, Sr. and Mabel Blakley Britton; her husband Clarence Vickers; a daughter, Elaine Allen; a grandson, James David Dye; a sister, Bobbye Price; and a brother, Noah Britton, Jr. She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Gilreath of Smithville and Marsha Penrod of Kentucky. One son, Britt Vickers of Smithville. A step- daughter, Susan Slay. Four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Billie Cooley Roller

Dec 18 2009

81 year old Billie Cooley Roller of McMinnville died Thursday of an extended illness at NHC of Smithville. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Mark Miller will officiate and burial will be in the Smyrna Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. Roller was preceded in death by her parents, James Martin and Betty Farless Cooley; her husband, Gene Roller; and brothers, Jerry L. and James Aubrey Cooley. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny Roller of McMinnville and Dennis and Eva Roller of Dowelltown. A daughter and son-in-law, Sharon K, and Billy Washer of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Chris Roller, Carla Roller, Shawn Washer, Chad Washer, and Kim Bouldin. Six great grandchildren. Nephews, Forrest Cooley , Joe Roller, and Phillip Roller all of McMinnville. A niece, Janie Medley of Knoxville. A sister-in-law, Clara Roller. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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