Obituaries

Dr. Theodore W. Koss

Aug 7 2008

92 year old Dr. Theodore W. Koss of the Jefferson Community died Wednesday at NHC Health Care Center in Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David J. "Wink" Carr

Aug 7 2008

The funeral for 66 year old David J. "Wink" Carr will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Baxter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Smellage Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Survivors include his wife, Corina Carr; a son, Harlen Carr a brother, Glenn Carr; a sister, Mildred Anderson; and mother-in-law, Ethel Huddleston. Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rayburn Bratcher

Aug 4 2008

69 year old Rayburn Bratcher of McMinnville died Monday at his residence of a short illness. He was a member of the Sunny Hills Baptist Church, a retired truck driver, and a bull dozer operator. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Richard Haley and Rex Jones will officiate and burial will be in the Bank's Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.P. and Rosie Cope Bratcher and a brother, Alton Bratcher. Survivors include his wife, Rose Mary Johnson Bratcher of McMinnville. A daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Gary Grove of Collierville. One son, Mark Bratcher of McMinnville. A granddaughter, Erica Grove of Chattanooga. A brother, Melvin Bratcher of McMinnville. Three sisters, Dean Prater and Eva Ralph both of McMinnville and Shirley Young of Woodbury. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law, Winnie and Bill Petty of Smithville; brother-in-law, J.E. Johnson of Smithville; and sister-in-law, Robbie Johnson of Smithville. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Georgia Rhea Owen

Aug 4 2008

74 year old Georgia Rhea Owen of Smithville died Sunday at Alive Hospice at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a very active member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a drug store sales associate. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens and Phil Bennett will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George W. and Callie Keaton Byford and brothers and sisters. Survivors include her husband, Harvil Edwin Owen of Smithville. Children, Doug and his wife Pat Owens of Clarksville, Pat and her husband Rob Smith of Franklin and Mike Owen and Tammy Moore of Smithville. Grandchildren, Scott and his wife Kim Owens, Ryan and his wife Kelly Smith, Nolan and his wife Becca Smith, Mark Owens, and Thomas Owens. Great grandchildren, Ashley Owens, Kirsten Owens, and Kylie Owens and brothers, James Byford and Owen Byford. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Alive Hospice, in lieu of flowers.

Maude Jennings Barrett

Aug 2 2008

87 year old Maude Jennings Barrett of Watertown, a homemaker, died Thursday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was born in Alexandria. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Javin Lawson and Charlie Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 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, Robert Allen Barrett; sons, Charles and Willie Barrett; parents, Jack and Mary Jennings; twin brother, Claude Jennings; sisters, Lizzie Tittle, Julie Tittle, and Nora Frances Lanier. Survivors include seven children, Harold and his wife Wilma Barrett of Watertown, James and his wife Sue Barrett of Woodbury, Mary and her husband Lawrence Phillips of Murfreesboro. Kenneth and his wife Sylvia Barrett of Christiana, Jeff Barrett of Smithville, Margaret and her husband Steve Smith of Gladeville, and Glenn and his wife Judy Barrett of Christiana. Twenty five grandchildren, thirteen step grandchilden, forty three great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Jackie Lowe Davis

58 year old Jackie Lowe Davis of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a construction worker with Jones Brothers Construction and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Carden and Jonathon Willoughby will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Lee and Carrie Morgan Davis; two brothers, Willie Lee and Bobby Lester Davis; and a sister, Earlene Carslon. Survivors include his wife, Linda Vanatta Davis of Smithville. A daughter, JoAnn and her husband James Estes of Smithville. A son, Bobby and his wife Patty Davis of Lebanon. Three grandchildren, Austin, Lacie, and B.J. Davis all of Lebanon. Two brothers, Ray and Neal Davis of Mount Juliet and two sisters, Betty Kilby of Lebanon and Robbie and Charles Webber of Mount Juliet. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jackie Lowe Davis

58 year old Jackie Lowe Davis of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a construction worker with Jones Brothers Construction and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Carden and Jonathon Willoughby will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Lee and Carrie Morgan Davis; two brothers, Willie Lee and Bobby Lester Davis; and a sister, Earlene Carslon. Survivors include his wife, Linda Vanatta Davis of Smithville. A daughter, JoAnn and her husband James Estes of Smithville. A son, Bobby and his wife Patty Davis of Lebanon. Three grandchildren, Austin, Lacie, and B.J. Davis all of Lebanon. Two brothers, Ray and Neal Davis of Mount Juliet and two sisters, Betty Kilby of Lebanon and Robbie and Charles Webber of Mount Juliet. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gentry Allen Gay

Jul 25 2008

69 year old Gentry Allen Gay of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a member of the Church of God and a life-long nurseryman. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Lizzie Taylor Gay; a brother, Homer Gay; and sisters, Annie Sparkman, Pauline James, Bertha Klaus and Dorothy Presley. He is survived by caregiver and former wife, Corinna Flanders; grandchildren, Dee Callis, Roger West, Jon Flanders, Natalie Flanders, Olivia Flanders, Chris Flanders, Lauren Anderson, and Brent Bain; brothers, John Gay of McMinnville and James Gay of Lewisburg; sisters, Chloe Caldwell of Smithville, Virgie Colwell of Lawrenceburg, and Ruby West of McMinnville. Many great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and special friends Bob and Gail Flanders, Bill and Nancy Flanders, Joe and Frances Bain also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Eva Reynolds

Jul 24 2008

83 year old Eva Reynolds of Alexandria, a factory worker, died Thursday at Centennial Hospital in Nashville. She was born in Germany and was an avid gardener and bird watcher. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Junior Ellis will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Satter; her husband of 22 years, Charles E. Reynolds; and a brother and sister. Survivors include a son, Eddie Reynolds of Alexandria and many friends and neighbors. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Eva Dale Prater Redman

Jul 22 2008

62 year old Eva Dale Prater Redman died Saturday at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. She was born in Sparta but was a resident of Smithville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow Carroll and Christine Waggoner Prater and two brothers, Roger and Dean Prater. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home. Sam Davis will officiate and burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. She is survived by her daughter, Darla and husband Todd Guess of Smithville. Two sons, Aaron Young and W.L. Young of Indiana. Grandchildren, Christina and Gregory Mayo. Great grandchild, Aidan Guess. One sister, Jean and husband Gary Brymer of Quebeck. Six brothers, Dennis and wife Rosell Prater of Baxter, Lester and wife Pat Prater of Sparta, Ronnie and wife Doris Prater of Sparta, Alston and wife Portia Prater of Sparta, Glenn Prater of Sparta, and Stevie and wife Dimple Prater of Sparta. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

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