Obituaries

Darlene Young Foster

Feb 3 2009

72 year old Darlene Young Foster died Sunday at Cedars Health Care Center in Lebanon.
The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Partlow Funeral Chapel in Lebanon. Greg Dunham, Michael Brauner, & Pat Eller will officiate and burial will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Partlow Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Foster was a member of the Siloam Missionary Baptist Church and a retired employee of Lux Clock Company. She was preceded in death by parents, Barney & Lillie Adcock Young; husband, Carl Foster; brothers, David Young, Eugene Young, & Hilbert Young; and sister-in-law, Versie Young. She is survived by son, Todd and wife Michelle Foster of Lebanon; daughter, Teresa and husband Carl Earps of Lebanon; grandchildren, Michelle and husband Shane Follis, Steven Earps, & Jessica Earps; great grandchildren, Austin Follis, Jackson Follis, & Bryler Follis; sister-in-law, Wilma Young; niece, Delena Ackerson; and nephews, Norman Young & Jeff Young. Partlow Funeral Chapel in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Betsy Jean Davis Lynam

Feb 1 2009

62 year old Betsy Jean Davis Lynam of Smithville died Saturday night at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was a nurse and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Griffith Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Solon Davis and two brothers, Jimmy and Billy Joe Davis. She is survived by her husband, Ernie Lynam of Smithville. Two children, Nicole and her husband Michael Bird of Murfreesboro and Mark and his wife Roxann Lynam of Murfreesboro. Four grandchildren, Macey and Lola Grace Bird and Reese and Everett Lynam. Her mother, Janice Davis of Smithville. A brother, Mike and his wife Cindy Davis of Nashville. A sister-in-law, Brenda and her husband Jim Jones of Nashville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church building fund in memory of Betsy.

Dixie Ashford Beckham

Jan 30 2009

88 year old Dixie Ashford Beckham died Friday at NHC in Smithville. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, a homemaker, and she worked for many years in a garment factory. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Leonard Herman and B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Spiral Wade and Bettie Cook Herman; husbands, Valter Ashford and Hobert Cripps, a grandson, Darrell Wade Ashford; brothers, Alvie, Hooper, and Bail Herman; and sisters, Vera Adamson, Belvie Hale, Mallie B. Parker, Maggie Bell Cook, and Aline Parker. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Beckham of Smithville. Sons, Harold and his wife Bryna Ashford of Alexandria and Wade and his wife Karen Ashford of Gassaway. A step-son, Jacky Beckham of Smithville. Grandchildren, Larry and his wife Angie Ashford, Vallerie and husband Steve Womack, Dwayne and wife Karlee Ashford, and Cory Ashford. Great grandchildren, Lydia Ashford, Faith and Levi Womack, Colby and Shianne Ashford and Heather Jenkins. Great great grandchildren, Piper Mabe and Koda Jenkins and many nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James William Casey

Jan 28 2009

62 year old James William Casey of Jupiter, Florida died Monday at the JFK Medical Center in Florida. He worked at Home Depot. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bratten Tucker will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Casey was preceded in death by his father, Edward Casey. He is survived by his mother, Juanita Neal Casey of Smithville. A brother, John and his wife Alicia Casey of Florida. A sister, Beulah and her husband Steve Joiner of Texas. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gary Wayne Roberts

Jan 25 2009

47 year old Gary Wayne Roberts of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital. He was an employee of Lowe's in Tullahoma and was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Lee Roberts. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Dwight Knowles will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Roberts family will receive friends on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. He is survived by his mother, Martha Sue Roberts of McMinnville. A brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Jeannie Roberts of Warner Robins, Georgia. A nephew, Joshua Roberts. A niece, Amber and Joshua Whitson. An uncle and an aunt, Hubert and Carolyn Turner and aunts, Eula Dean Jones, Evelyn and Mike Younglove, Audean and Ernie Pack, and Elsie Turner. Many cousins also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Davis Driver

Jan 24 2009

87 year old Elizabeth Davis Driver of District Heights, Maryland died Thursday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She was a Baptist and a member of the Herbs Society of Prince George County. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Massey will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruno and Orbie Mae Brent Davis; her husband, Roy Driver; a grandson, Perry D. Driver, Jr.; and three brothers, Charles Davis, T.B. Davis, and Don Davis. She is survived by a daughter, Regina Driver of Maryland. One son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Patricia Davis of Florida. Four grandchildren, Keith Terrell of Florida, Christine Grimes and Melissa Hatcherson both of Maryland, and Charles Kendrick of Arizona. Eight great grandchildren, Teresa Davison of Florida and Patricia Terrell of West Virginia, Kinsey and Jillian Hatcherson, Coby and Taybor Grimes all of Maryland, Austin Kendrick of Arizona, and Summer Wilson of Maryland. One sister, Lavelle Smith of Smithville. One brother, Roger Davis of Smyrna. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy Bass

Jan 23 2009

83 year old Roy Bass of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a Baptist, a retired owner of Georgia Girl, member of the Royal Orders of Elk & Moose, Shriners, American Legion, and VFW. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in the Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder, Georgia. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Bedford and Lattie Elizabeth Johnson Bass. He is survived by his wife, Linda Jane Bass of Smithville. One daughter, Vivian and Louie Oakley of Alexandria. Four sons, Phillip Bass of the Dominican Republic, Colin and his wife Sharon Bass of Nashville, Steven and his wife Barbara Bass of Alabama and John and his wife Tonya Bass of Smithville. One brother, Willie and his wife Dorothy Bass of Mount Juliet. Seven grandchildren, Six great grandchildren and a number of step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise Moore Moss

Jan 23 2009

82 year old Louise Moore Moss of Woodbury died Thursday at the Carestone Assisted Living Center in Chattanooga. She was born in Lawrenceburg. Moss was a Baptist, a member of the Eastern Star, and a retired RN at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center. A graveside service will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Bobby Nichols will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Eva Gray Youngblood of Woodbury. Nieces, Cortilla Fann of Woodbury, Linda Eller of Chattanooga, Kathleen Dunn of Phoenix, Arizona, and Betty Depew of Midland Texas, and several great and great great nieces and nephews. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dona Mai Turner

Jan 23 2009

91 year old Dona Mai Turner of McMinnville Highway in the Highland Community died Wednesday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was born in Warren County. Turner was a homemaker and a member of the Highland Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Robert Moss and Glendon Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Turner family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Sallie Cope; her husband, James Norman Turner; a daughter, Yvonne Turner; a brother, Rayburn Cope; and a sister, Mary Cope. Survivors include her sisters, Gladys Cole of McMinnville and Belle Rankhorn and Martha Rankhorn both of Smithville. Special niece, Brenda Young and special nephew, Doug Pack, and several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Rose Abston

Jan 21 2009

70 year old Elizabeth Rose Abston died Monday at UMC in Lebanon. The funeral service will be Saturday at 12 noon at Mays Chapel Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday starting at 11 a.m. Belita Fite will officiate and burial will be in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband Alfred Abston; a son, Marcus and wife Ebony Stokes; a granddaughter, J'mia Covington; a sister, Margaret and husband John Johnson; brothers, Robert and wife Bessie, and Thomas and wife Eula Stokes; sisters-in-law, Mai B. and husband John Stafford, Margaret and husband John Bell, Estelle Oldham, Geneva Adams and Debra Abston. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends also survive.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosa Stokes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rosa Stokes Memorial Fund at Cumberland University. JC Hellum Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements.

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