Obituaries

Bro. Hershell Ford

Jul 14 2008

72-year-old Bro. Hershell Ford of the Short Mountain Community died Sunday at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He was a member of Amity Baptist Church, and pastor of Wilson Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Laura Blair Ford; one son; Brad Ford, a brother, Henry Ford; and two sisters, Sallie Melton and Mary Daisy Gannon. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman and Nick Pelham will officiate, and burial will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. Survivors include his wife, Marie Cripps Ford of Woodbury. Two children and their spouses, James and Marilyn Hale, and Johnny and Donnell Ford, all of Woodbury. Four grandchildren, Chad and Breann Hale, Nick and Leslie Pelham, Taylor Ford and Callie Ford, all of Woodbury. Two great-grandchildren, Bella and Eli Pelham of Woodbury. Two sisters, Sara Moore of Woodbury, and Louise Smithson of Michigan. The family is asking in lieu of flowers, donations please be made to the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and Wilson Hill Baptist Church. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise Harris Henderson

Jul 14 2008

75-year-old Louise Harris Henderson of Smithville Highway, Sparta, died Sunday at her residence. She was a White County native and was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Katherine Elrod Harris. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Alvaree Holland and Donavee Puckett, and a brother, Darnell Harris. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. David Morgan and Chad Bagley will officiate. Burial will follow in the Plainview Cemetery in Cassville. Visitation will take place on Monday after 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Survivors include her husband, Eldon Henderson of Sparta. A daughter and son-in-law, Shawn and Kenneth Rice of Sparta. Two grandsons, Daniel and Dustin Rice. One sister, Hazel Felts also survives along with several nieces and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Christopher Allen Hooper

Jul 11 2008

24 year old Christopher Allen Hooper of Silver Point died Wednesday at the Medical Center emergency room in Manchester due to injuries in an auto accident. He was a Christian and a member of the National Guard. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Raymond Facemire and paternal grandfather, Joseph Carl Hooper. He is survived by a son, Gavin Hooper of Smithville. Parents, David Hooper of Smithville and Carol Hooper of Florida. Brothers, Greg and his wife Brianna Hooper of Franklin and Jeff Hooper of Florida. One niece and one nephew. Paternal grandmother and step grandfather, Doris Hooper and Emil Flosi of Smithville. maternal grandmother, Hilga Facemire of Florida. Uncles, Dan and his wife Nancy Hooper of Chattanooga and Allen and his wife Susan Facemire of Georgia. An aunt, Diane and her husband Daniel Willis of Nashville. Other family members also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Wayne Robinson

Jul 9 2008

44 year old Michael Wayne Robinson of Smithville died Wednesday at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He did electrical work and was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. A memorial service will be Monday at 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Carpenter and Sue Puckett Jernigan will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until the service at 6:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Hobert Robinson. Survivors include his mother, Jean Robinson Bailey of Smithville. Sisters, Tommye Lou Robinson Bell of Nashville and Ola Ann Reynolds of Smithville. Nephews, Joshua Bell and Jacob Reynolds. A brother-in-law, Ricky Reynolds of California. Uncles, Harvey Robinson of Alabama and Arvid and his wife Dorothy Turner of Smithville. Aunts, Ruby Easterly of Kentucky and Brenda Ray of Smithville. A host of friends also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Harvie Johnson

Jul 9 2008

73 year old Harvie Johnson of Sparta died Tuesday at the White County Community Hospital. He was a retired owner of Johnson's Shell. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Randy Hill and Tony Gentry will officiate and burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Sparta. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m.and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jonelda Johnson; parents, Ike and Era Mae Rigsby Johnson; two brothers, Wilson and Henry Johnson; and three sisters, Ellen Cantrell, Ruby Luna, and Jodie Foster. Survivors include special friend, Beverly Cope of Spencer; two daughters, Kathy and her husband Michael Flatt of Cookeville and Melinda Easterland of Nashville. Four grandchildren. One brother, Dave Johnson of Crossville and a sister, Allie Cantrell of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eugenia Agnes Dupius

Jul 7 2008

80 year old Eugenia Agnes Dupius of Alexandria, a homemaker and caterer, died Monday at her residence. She was born in Windsor, Ontario Canada. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church. Father Jim Bretl S.D.S. will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home .A Rosary will be Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Visitation Thursday will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Agnes Popieluch Kapustiac; her husband of 57 years, Edgar Hiram Dupius; and a sister, Helen Dzierkowski. Survivors include her children, Diane and husband Bjoern Papasian of Michigan, Denise and husband Robert Snyder of Alexandria, Daniel and wife Diane Dupius of Michigan, and Darlene and husband John Thomas of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Megan and husband Ross Broodwell and Loren Papasian all of Michigan, Bryan and wife Elizabeth Kleparek of Murfreesboro, Dylan and wife La Tonya Kleparek of Smithville, Joe and wife Sara Fry of Smithville, Sarah and husband Randy Cook of Franklin, Daniel and wife Kim Snyder of Algood, Robbie Snyder of Cookeville, Haley Snyder of Alexandria, Michael Tyler Thomas and Stephen Thomas both of Murfreesboro. Eleven great grandchildren; a brother, Edward and his wife Louise Kapustiac of Canada; and a brother-in-law, Ronald Dzierkowski. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

James Bartley Duke

Jul 7 2008

81 year old James Bartley Duke of Lancaster died Monday at Cedars Health Care Center in Lebanon. He was a member of the Long Branch United Methodist Church, a farmer, and a school bus driver. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Miller will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wives, Ruby Lee Hill Duke and Mable Duke; his parents, Homer and Beulah Putty Duke; and brothers, George Duke, Leon Duke, and Odell Duke. Survivors include sisters, Ruthine Hackey of Murfreesboro and Ruby Tisdale of Lebanon. Special caregiver and niece, Joyce Tolminson of Lebanon and numerous nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Mae Haynes

Jul 6 2008

76 year old Dorothy Mae Haynes of Alexandria died Saturday at her residence. She was a DeKalb County native, Methodist, and a homemaker. The funeral will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the Commerce Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Thomas Haynes; a son, Michael Lynn Haynes; a granddaughter, Jennifer Haynes; and her parents, Berry and Jennie Gilley Driver. Survivors include a daughter, Melonee and her husband Terry Payne of Alexandria. One son, Sammy R. Haynes of Alexandria. Three grandchildren, Angela Haynes and Nicholas and Brody Payne. Sisters, Faye Smith and Ann Williamson of Murfreesboro. Several nieces and friends also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Edward Moss

Jul 1 2008

83 year old Robert Edward Moss of Woodbury died Tuesday of a short illness at Centennial Hospital. He was a DeKalb County native, a World War II Army veteran, and retired from the V.A. in Murfreesboro. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Bobby Nichols will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Alice Bryant Moss. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Louise Moore Moss of Woodbury. A sister, Eva Gray Youngblood of Woodbury. Nieces, Cortilla and her husband Donald Fann of Woodbury; Kathleen Dunn of Phoenix, Arizona; Betty Depew of Midland, Texas; and Linda Eller of Chattanooga. Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack W. Wall

Jun 30 2008

70 year old Jack W. Wall of Smithville died Sunday at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was affiliated with the Methodist Church, and a member of the Moose Lodge, VFW, and AARP. Wall was a 24 year decorated war veteran, having retired from the U.S. Air Force, and he was a mechanic. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tim Ferguson will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Green and Maud Delong Wall. Survivors include his children, Becky and her husband Tye Mills of Aurora, Colorado; Kay Wall of Westminster, Colorado; Brenda and her husband Dave Houle of Tolland, Connecticutt; and Tom and his wife Kathy Wall of Smithville. Grandchildren, Lisa Desilets, Dave Astle, Sean Mills, Kim Metzger, Ken Houle, Kevin Houle, and Krystal Houle. Four great grandchildren. A brother, Thwaitt and his wife Kathleen Wall of Smithville. Sisters, Bobbye and her husband Norris Harrison; Melba and her husband Roy Lee Pedigo; Ann and her husband Carl Lee Webb; and Lynn and her husband Douglas Cantrell all of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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