57 year old James William "Jim Bear" Knowles of Smithville died at his residence on Saturday surrounded by his son and several friends. He was born August 16, 1956 in DeKalb County. Bear was a retired salesman of his family business Knowles & Sons Nursery and a real estate agent with Luna Reality both in Smithville, TN. He attended Allens Chapel United Methodist Church and was a member of Mt. View Primitive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents Lewis and Irene Frazier Knowles, 1 Brother: Steven Frazier Knowles and Sister-in-law Tammy Cook Knowles. Funeral services will be held 2:PM on Tuesday February 11, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Phil Tollett and Lynn Russell officiating, Eulogy by Jim Judkins and burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 12:PM until 9:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. He is survived by his son Dustin Knowles of Smithville; 1 Granddaughter: Victoria Knowles of Murfreesboro; 2 Brothers: Larry (Melissa) Knowles of Murfreesboro and Kenneth Knowles of Smithville; 1 Sister: Linda Sue Knowles of Smithville; Sister-in-law: Laurie Knowles of Murfreesboro; 3 Aunts: Macon Judkins of Smithville, Grace Frazier Whittington of Purlear, North Carolina, Sherry Frazier Fisher of Brebard, North Carolina; 2 Nephews, several nieces, cousins and a host of friends. In Lieu of flowers family has asked that donations be made to Relay for Life, Alive Hospice and the Kidney Foundation in memory of Jim "Bear" Knowles. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.
44 year old Vickey Ellis Judkins of Smithville died Monday in Smithville. She is the daughter of the late Norval and Mary Driver Judkins. A Graveside Service will be held Friday at 4:30 P.M. at the Jaco-Judkins Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Survivors include 2 Sisters: Mary Lee Judkins Mantz of McMinnville and Loyce Marie Judkins of Smithville; 1 Brother: Norval Lee Judkins, Jr. of Smithville. Several aunts and uncles also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.
52 year old Bobby Carl Johnson died Tuesday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Ed and Luree Mears Johnson. He was a member of New Beginnings Church in Cookeville, and attended New Life United Pentecostal Church in Smithville. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 3 Brothers: Mike Johnson, Terry Johnson & Perry Johnson; 1 Sister: Fairy Bowman; Grandson; Derrick Ray Mashburn. A Graveside service will be held Friday at 2:PM at Hale Cemetery in the Pea Ridge Community. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the cemetery for the service. Survivors include 4 children: Mark (Kaycie) Johnson of Smithville, Mary Johnson (Jamie Barrett) of Woodbury, Fairy Johnson (Ray Mashburn) of Dowelltown and Angela Pittard (Jonathon Ferrell) of Dowelltown; Mother of his children: Kathy Johnson of Smithville; Mother-in-law: Carmine Bain of Dowelltown; 4 Brothers: Matt (Peggy) Johnson of Morrison, Ronnie (Becky) Johnson of Smyrna, Marty (Cathy) Johnson of Murfreesboro and Eddie Mears; Sister: Connie Johnson (Jerry Haslam) of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren: Joshua, Brooklyn, Kimberly, Tiffany, Justin, Addison, Brian and Christopher Johnson, Alyssa, Erick and Noah Mashburn, Ashley and Jrodyn Barrett, Landon and Kayden Fults and Adrian Larragoytia. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements
70 year old Brassie Lou England Young of Sparta died Monday at Life Care Center of Sparta. She was born in Putnam County to the late John and Ivor Burgess England. She retired from Thomas Industries after 46 years of employment. She was a member of Bear Cove Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by 8 brothers and 2 sisters. Young is survived by her husband of 52 years, Oscar Young, Jr. A son, Jeff Young & wife Kim of Sparta. A granddaughter, Maelybeth Young of Sparta. A sister, Sylvia Farmer & Dennis of Sparta. Brothers, Johnny England & Frances of McMinnville, Ivan England & Pat of Crossville, Talmadge England & Elaine of Ozark, Alabama, and Ernest D. England & Lillian of Sparta. Sisters-in-Law, Edmonda Stephens of Sparta, Dora and Dan Cummings of Sparta, Nora Young of Smithville, and Elsie Young of Sparta . Brother-in-Law, Carl Young of Goleta, California along with a host of Nieces and Nephews . Caregiver, Barbara Parrish. The funeral service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Bear Cove Baptist Church. Frank Randolph and Jerry Pullum will officiate and burial will be in the Indian Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the Bear Cove Baptist Church. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
Knox Robert Melching, the six day old son of Bobby and Martha Melching of Smithville died Monday at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. A private graveside service for family members only will be Wednesday at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his paternal great grandfathers, Eldon Baker of North Loup, Nebraska, and Dean Melching of Hendersonville; paternal great uncle, Jon Baker of Ashton, Nebraska; maternal great grandparents, Casto and Josie Puckett of Smithville; and maternal cousin, Josiah Graden Kirksey of Smithville. In addition to his parents, the child is survived by his paternal grandparents, Darren and Lori Melching of White House; paternal great grandmothers, Betty Kowalski of Loup City, Nebraska and Marilyn Melching Port St. Lucie, Florida; paternal great great grandmother, Esther Baker of Loup City, Nebraska; paternal aunt Melissa Melching of Cleveland; paternal uncles, Brian Melching of Cookeville, Benjamin Melching and John Melching of White House; maternal grandmother, Gail Kirksey of Smithville; maternal grandfather, Howard and wife Carole Ann Kirksey of Tullahoma; maternal great grandmother, Betty Kirksey of Murfreesboro; and maternal uncle, Graden, his wife Sabrina, and their children, Silas and Ella Grace Kirksey of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Josiah's Closet of Smithville
94 year old Mary Bell Robinson of Smithville died Monday at Raintree Manor in McMinnville. She was the daughter of the late Waymon E. and Julia Redmon Young. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Son, William Phillip Lee; Sister, Edith Evans; Brothers, Charlie, Winfred, Felix and Ed Young. She was a member of the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church and worked in Housekeeping at the Methodist Publishing House and a retired Shirt Factory Worker. She is survived by 2 Children, Kenneth (Sandra) Lee and Julie VanBommel both of McMinnville; 7 Grandchildren, Teresa (Greg) Lasiter, Phillip Lee, Andrea, Angelina and Melissa Farley, Joseph and Mari VanBommel; 13 Great-Grandchildren; 2 Sisters, Lillie Mae Lawson and Ethel (Ralph) Arnold both of Smithville; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Elder Ricky Arnold officiating and burial to follow in New Bildad Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 1:PM until 7:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church or to the Alzheimers Association, in memory of Ms. Mary Belle. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangents
66 year old Terry L. Self of Liberty died Sunday night at his residence. He was a member of the Upper Helton Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran, and he was retired from DTC. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Upper Helton Baptist Church. Jimmy Arms will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. All visitation and the funeral service will be at the Upper Helton Baptist Church in Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ruth Hawkins Self. Survivors include two children, Melinda and husband Brad Taylor of Smithville and Phillip and wife Tisha Self of Liberty. Four grandchildren, Lindsey Taylor and Kendal Taylor both of Smithville and Kayla Self and Jacob Self of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
78 year old Junior Roscoe Foster died Friday Morning at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. He was the son of the late Alvie and Mattie Lee Puckett Foster. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mai Dean Parker Foster. Roscoe was a retired garment plant manager and attended Cornerstone Church in Nashville. He is survived by Daughter, Susan Green of Smithville; Grandson: Brandon Pirtle of Los Angeles, CA.; Sister: Joyce Hall of Dothan, AL.; Brother: John Foster of Statesville; Sister: Juanita Redmon of Detroit, MI; Niece: Jan Sparks and several other nieces and nephews; Cousin: Hearon Puckett of Dowelltown. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday February 5, 2013 at 2:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Pastor Deanna Wall officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:PM until time of service at 2:PM. In Lieu of flowers family has asked that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
81 year old Lavada Sauls of Smithville died Friday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Robert Presley will officiate and burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ethel Murphy Underwood. Two husbands, Lonnie B. Sauls and Henry Sanders. Three sons, Johnny William Sanders, Jackie Sanders, and Glenn Sanders. Grandson, Kevin Sanders. Three sisters, Ida Pearl Davis, Janie Mooneyham, and Cora Lee Prater. Two brothers, Nolan Underwood and Albert Underwood. Survivors include one son, Chester and wife Pat Sanders and two daughters, Janie Rowland and Joann Estes all of Smithville. Fifteen grandchildren, thirty five great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
76 year old William "Bill" Phillips of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a U.S. Military veteran having served in the Marines. He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church and he was a retired lab and x-ray technician. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 pm. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Joshua Phillips and Vincent Baker will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. Phillips was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Edna Cook Phillips; his first wife, Nina Reeder Phillips, and a brother, C.T. Phillips, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Freeda Robinson Phillips of Smithville. Two sons, Randall and wife Amelia Phillips of Smithville and Marty and wife Teresa Phillips of Cookeville. Two grandchildren, Joshua Phillips of Nashville and William Heath Phillips in the U.S. Navy. Three step-children, Brenda Dilldine of Sparta, and Cheryl Perkins, and David Pedigo both of Smithville. Three step-grandchildren, Dustin Pedigo and Charica Perkins both of Smithville and Aareyann and Daylon Luna of Sparta. Four sisters, Norma Gunter, Mary and husband Cordell Lawson, and Jane Eller all of Smithville, and Faye and husband Don Campbell of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon's International, to the Bethel Methodist Church, or to the cemetery fund.
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