Obituaries

Shirley Frances Kalish

Jun 5 2008

66 year old Shirley Frances Kalish of Smithville died Wednesday night at Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison Campus in Madison, Tennessee. She was a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bedford and Lois Olena Campbell Ashford and a brother, Jim Ashford. Survivors include her husband, Robert Kalish of Smithville. Two sons, Robert and his wife Ashlie Hutchins of McMinnville and Jacky Hutchins of Alabama. Eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A sister, Jean Warren of Indiana and a brother, James Doyle Ashford of Indiana. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Faye Lohorn

Jun 3 2008

71 year old Faye Lohorn of Smithville died Tuesday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and a greeter at Wal-Mart in Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Carpenter and Jason Lohorn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Taylor and Winnie Summers Taylor. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Don Lohorn of Smithville. Two sons, Jason and his wife Nikki Lohorn of Alexandria and Coy and his wife T.J. Lohorn of Smithville. One daughter, Greta and her husband Chris Mick of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Justin, Austin, and Hayden Lohorn, Briley and Logan Dailey, and Madison Mick all of Smithville, and Paige, Ally, and Hannah Lohorn all of Alexandria. Six brothers, Buddy and his wife Brenda Taylor, Ronnie and his wife Gail Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Jimmy and his wife Rita Taylor all of Smithville, Ricky and his wife Diane Taylor of Smyrna and Tony and his wife Vicky Taylor of Murfreesboro. Seven sisters, Christine and her husband Melvin Reeder, Linda Kilgore, Peggy and her husband Ralph Tramel, Judy and her husband Ronnie Redmon, Darlene Jones, and Sandy and her husband Cameron Dunn all of Smithville, and Mary and her husband Jack Ludy of Smyrna. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Vanice King Davenport

Jun 3 2008

83 year old Vanice King Davenport of Smithville died Monday at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland and Bernice King Davenport; His wife, Vera Davenport; a son, Van Davenport, Jr.; three brothers, Malcom, Marlan, and Carl Davenport; and a sister, Calra Mae Givens. Survivors include two daughters, Sue Davenport of Smithville and Brenda and her husband David Vanatta of Woodbury. One son, Michael and his wife Tammy Davenport of Liberty. Five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and two sisters, Dot Moore and Ruby Young both of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Odell H. Jared

Jun 1 2008

88 year old Odell H. Jared died Saturday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Browns Mill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville. Survivors include six children, Ann and her husband Roy Randolph of Livingston, Robert G. and his wife Nancy Jared of Cookeville, Eddie and his wife Linda Jared of Sparta, Wayne and his wife Sandra Jared of Smithville, Nancy and her husband Randall Whiteaker of Algood, and Michael Jared of Cookeville. One sister, Ora Lee Whiteaker of Algood. Eighteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren survive. Dyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gloria Ann Huse

Jun 1 2008

77 year old Gloria Ann Huse of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Helen Irwin. Survivors include a daughter, Denise Dingle and her husband, Lonnie Laxton of Smithville. Grandchildren, Jennifer, Katie, Amanda, and Steven Laxton of Smithville. Due to a family allergy, the family requests no live flowers be sent to the funeral home. You may send silk flowers or make donations to the charity of your choice.

Ray Donald Slagle

May 30 2008

68 year old Ray Donald Slagle of Red Boiling Springs died Friday at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. He was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chadwell and Gladys Jones Slagle. Survivors include a brother, Jerry and his wife Patty Slagle of Dixon Springs. A nephew, Steve and his wife Chryson Slagle of Carthage, and nieces, Anita and her husband Bubba Dunbar of Defeated and Hollie and her husband Michael Fisher Farmer of Gordonsville. One great nephew and five great nieces also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Gene Thomason

May 30 2008

69 year old Billy Gene Thomason died Friday morning at his residence in Smithville. He was a member of the Covenant Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran, and he served 28 years as constable and member of the Tennessee Constable Council. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Vivian Thomason; a daughter, Kathy Sue Thomason; a grandchild, Joshua Lee Murphy; great grandchildren, Adarn and Kaiden Reese. A brother, James Thomason; and sisters, Patsy Thomason and Wanda Jenkins. Survivors include his wife, Mary Thomason of Smithville. Children, Tammy Thomason and Billie Robin Bibby both of Smithville. Grandchildren, Billy Martin, Shawn Buck, Danny Ray Murphy, and Robin Beth Buck all of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Damien Martin and Keith Buck of Smithville. Sisters, Louise Jones, Virginia Jones, Fay Simmons, Betty Certain, and Janice Pollard all of Smithville. A brother, Jonah Thomason. A special uncle, Tommy George and a special life long friend and mother of his children, Ruth Thomason. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel, to help with funeral expenses.

Earnest (Sonny) Harville

May 30 2008

The funeral for 63 year old Earnest (Sonny) Harville will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Baxter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday after 7:00 a.m. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Harville; a son, Wayne Harville; and a sister, Betty Palk. Whitson Funeral Home/Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joan Dickey Anderson

May 29 2008

Paducah Kentucky native and former McMinnville resident, Joan Dickey Anderson died at home on St Simons Island Georgia May 27th. Born September 28, 1929 in Paducah, she was the daughter of the late John E. and Mary King Dickey, who moved to McMinnville shortly after her birth and opened a florist business. A graduate of Central high school, Mrs. Anderson studied music and English at the University of Kentucky and Peabody College. A talented keyboardist, Joan provided music at many weddings, and events in McMinnville. After moving to Sebring FL, in 1985 she joined fellow musicians to form The Sun Dance Band which performed regularly until early 2007. A voracious reader, she was a generous supporter of literacy and made many contributions to Magness Library. She is survived by her husband, J.W. Anderson of St Simons; children and spouses, Dickey and Lisa Anderson of St Simons, Nancy and John Prince of Sewanee, Mary and Bill Wilson of Knoxville, Jack and Pamela Anderson of Smithville, and Caroline Anderson of Nashville. Eleven grandchildren also survive. Her remains were cremated. A celebration of her life will be held at Magness Library in McMinnville on Sunday June 1from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Magness Library.

Homer O. Pedigo

May 29 2008

90 year old Homer O. Pedigo of McMinnville died Wednesday at his residence of an extended illness. He was a farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Ray Gilder and Ricky Stewart will officiate and burial will be in the Providence Cemetery in McMinnville. The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee F. and Tennie Bond Pedigo; three brothers, John Pedigo, Edward Pedigo, and Dan Pedigo; and a sister, Alta Burton. He was the husband of Emma L. Roller Pedigo for 65 years. Survivors include a daughter, Emma J. and her husband James Steeley of Mount Juliet. A son, Rayburn O. and his wife Cynthia Pedigo of McMinnville. Four grandchildren, Russell and his wife Teresa Pedigo, Brad and his wife Sandy Pedigo, Jonathan and his wife Jenny Steeley, and Melody and her husband Thomas Greene. Ten great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends survive. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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