Obituaries

Terry Anthony Atnip

Aug 12 2008

46 year old Terry Anthony Atnip of Silver Point died Monday night at his residence. He was a self-employed mechanic. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Thomas Hewelle will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his parents, E.J. and Virginia Atnip of Silver Point; a son, Anthony Dotson of Shelbyville; and two brothers, Gary Atnip of Nashville and Jeffery Atnip of Baxter. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Watson

Aug 12 2008

79 year old Thomas Watson of Smithville died Monday afternoon at his residence. He was a retired Mechanic, a member of the Banks Presbyterian Church, a Mason and member of the Eastern Star. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Nelson and Bedie Vanatta Watson; two brothers, J.W. and Steve Watson and a son-in-law, Steve Miller. Survivors include his wife, Christine Watson of Smithville. Two daughters, Jacquelyn and her husband Donald Camillo of Washington and Teresa Miller of Smithville. Three granddaughters, Tina and Amanda Miller of Smithville, and Julie and her husband Bradley Pugh of McMinnville. Two step grandchildren, Lori and her husband Troy Grant of South Carolina and Troy Camillo of Ohio. Eight great grandchildren, Alyssa and Sarah Pugh of McMinnville, Braxton Pugh of Smithville, Nicholas, A.J. and Jake Camillo of Ohio and Alex and Ava Grant of South Carolina. One sister, Elizabeth Powell Griswold of McMinnville and an aunt, Sally Hibdon of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jewell Terry Petty

Aug 11 2008

70 year old Jewell Terry Petty of Tullahoma died Saturday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. A native of DeKalb County, he was the son of the late Fred Petty and Clella Trapp Petty. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Carol Petty. He was a retired realtor. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He is survived by a daughter, Lisa Reid of Southport, Florida. Two step-sons, Steve Hammonds of Harvest, Alabama and Woody Hammonds of Murfreesboro. Two step-daughters, Lisa Jennings of Harvest, Alabama and Ginny Conquest of Huntsville, Alabama. Three granddaughters, Logan, Jordan, and Taylor, all of Southport, Florida. The Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Gairett Hobert Bratten, Jr

Aug 11 2008

77 year old Gairett Hobert Bratten, Jr. of Dowelltown died Sunday at his residence. He was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church, a retired mechanic, and a U.S. Army Veteran. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Matthew Long and Perry Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gairett and Edith Lawrence Bratten, Sr.; his ex wife, Ina Ruth Ruthford; a brother, Robert Bratten; and a sister, Dorothy Danner. Survivors include children, Timmy and his wife Shirley Bratten of Michigan, Connie and her husband Gasper Long of Dowelltown, and Jeff and his wife Janice Bratten of Knoxville. Grandchildren, Ashley Long, Skyler Bratten, Linda Long, Julie Bratten, Janna Bratten, Matthew Bratten, Christopher Bratten, Christina Bratten, Jeff Bratten, Kilie Bratten, Kole Bratten, Catilina Espinoza, and Isabella Espinoza. Very close friend, Grant Williams. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robbie K. Fuson

Aug 10 2008

81 year old Robbie K. Fuson of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ and was retired from Kingston Timer. The funeral will be Monday at noon at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and LaVania Martin Bennett; grandsons, Gary Lee Fuson, James Alvin Smith, and Kevin Layne Cantrell; and a sister, Margret Bain. Survivors include children, Gary Lee and his wife Kim Fuson, Paula G. Smith, and Debra Lynn Tisdale. Grandchildren, Marla Fuson, Tracy Frierson, Terrence Ray Smith II, Ricky Lee Tisdale II, Jimmy Fuson, and Billy Fuson. Great grandchildren, Kalob Layne Cantrell, Jordan Taylor Smith, Jalen Lamonte Frierson, Elixas Nicole Tisdale, Ricky Lee Tisdale III, and Hayden Rain Tisdale. A sister, Mary Paschal of Ohio and special friends, Jackie and Wade Smith. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Phillip Wayne Redmon

Aug 10 2008

49 year old Phillip Wayne Redmon of Rock Island died Friday in Chattanooga. He was a Baptist. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Anthony Pelham 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. He was preceded in death by his father, James Bud Redmon and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Redmon. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ann Redmon of Detroit. Michigan. His mother, Nancy Ethel Redmon of Rock Island. Three brothers, James Michael Redmon of Georgia, David Redmon of McMinnville, and John Redmon of Campaign. A sister, Janice Malone of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Vicki Diane London Vickers

Aug 8 2008

52 year old Vicki Diane London Vickers of Cookeville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville. Edwin Moore and Helen Morgan will officiate and burial will be in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. She is survived by her husband, Cleston A. Vickers of Cookeville. A daughter, Christy L. Vickers of Cookeville. Her father and mother, Jim London and Emaline Vickers of Cookeville. Two sisters, Jill Flatt and her husband Gary of Cookeville and Sharon Simmons and her husband George of Signal Mountain. A brother, Steve London and his wife Debbie of Smithville. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Millie McCullough and James and Ruby London. Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Garnette Prater

Aug 8 2008

52 year old Garnette Prater of McMinnville died Friday at River Park Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethany 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 at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nelson Eugene and Sadie Pearl Redmon Sandlin and a sister, Barbara Self. Survivors include two sons, Grant and his wife Tisha Prater and Albert and his wife Michelle Prater all of McMinnville. One daughter, Louise and her husband Ronnie Painter of McMinnville. Eleven grandchildren. Two brothers, Nelson and his wife Vicky Sandlin of Liberty and Lanny and his wife Vickie Sandlin of Gassaway. Two sisters, Melissa and her husband Howell Prater of Smithville and Donna Certain of Cookeville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Jo Ann Hicks

Aug 7 2008

63 year old Jo Ann Hicks of Watertown died Thursday at Alive Hospice at Saint Thomas Hospital. She was born in Lenoir City, Tennessee and was a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Elder Leon White will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. Survivors include her husband, Tom Hicks of Watertown. Children, Jimmy and his wife Jane Thompson of Louisville, Kentucky, Joseph and his wife Kim Hicks, Brad and his wife Stephanie Hicks, and Dee Hicks all of Lebanon, and Amy and her husband Elliott Persinger of Watertown. Step children, Christy and her husband Lynn Tisdale of Brush Creek and Betty and her husband Danny Prater of Smithville. Twenty four grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Sisters, Pat and her husband Gary Aikens of Lebanon, Cathy and her husband Stanley Everett and Susie Cobb all of Lenior City. Nieces and nephews also survive along with special aunt and uncle, Dee and Fay Stinnett of Lenior City; special cousin, Linda Presley of Lenior City; and special friend Mary Jo Hicks of Murfreesboro. She was preceded in death by special grandparents, James and Edna Stinnett; her mother, Mildred Louise Stinnett Roberts; a son, David Thompson; and step sons,Randall and Robert Hicks. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucille Medley Fuson

Aug 7 2008

91 year old Lucille Medley Fuson of the Lucky Community of Warren County died Wednesday at River Park Hospital. She was born in DeKalb County, was a homemaker, and the oldest charter member of the Trinity Baptist Church. Fuson was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher Columbus and Pearl Sypert Medley; her husband, Willie J. "Bill" Fuson; a daughter, Dolly Rose Fuson; sisters, Eula Mathis, Bula Maggart, and Ruth Moulton; brothers, Robert Medley, Howard Medley, Floyd Medley, Alfred Medley, and Buster Medley; and a great great grandson, Ethan Foster. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Billie and Clarence Foster of McMinnville and Deane and Don Crowder of Murfreesboro. Brothers, Joe Medley of Baxter, Kenneth Jared Medley of Smithville, and Gerald Ray Medley of Shelbyville. Grandchildren, Dwayne Foster, Chris Foster, Leigh Anne Steiner, Jarred Foster, Kip Crowder, and Captain Kellye Crowder. Eleven great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, and special caregiver, Darnell Fuson. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church. Jerry Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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