71 year old Bobbie Wheeler Pedigo Woods of the Clubs Springs Community of Smith County and Lebanon died Sunday. She was born to the late Edwin and Evelyn Lattimore Wheeler of Smithville. She was preceeded in death by granddaughter Stephanie Pedigo Soon and infant brother and sister. Bobbie is survived by her husband of 30 years James D. Woods of the Club Springs Community of Smith County. Children: Janice Pedigo (Scott) Pierce, Debbie Pedigo (Michael) Hawkes, and Gary(Joane) Pedigo all of Lebanon, Larry (Tammy) Pedigo of Watertown, Myra Woods (Richard) York and Liz Woods (Brad) Ledbetter of Alexandria. 23 grandchildren 17 great grandchildren. Siblings: Robbie(Jerry) Callis of Lebanon, Wanda Sue (Frank) Wilkerson of Mt Juliet, Helen Rose (Houston) Keith, Christine Matthews, Marlene Goodwin, Judy Wheeler Lattimore Johnson,and Eudean (Sue) Wheeler all of Smithville. A Celebration of Bobbie's life will be held on Saturday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Family Baptist Church 81 Franklin Rd Lebanon, Tn. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
Tommy Alex Barnes died Wednesday. He was born in Detroit, Michgan to Jack and Dortha Barnes. He was a graduate of Tennessee Tech where he studied HVAC repair. He is a native of Rutherford County.
Tommy is survived by his father, Jack Barnes of Smithville; his wife, Barbara Ann Barnes; sons, Joe (Angela) Barnes of Murfreesboro and Alex (Tracy) Barnes of Smyrna; daughter, Karen (Charlie) Ewing of Christiana; brother, Terry Barnes of Smithville; and grandchildren, Mathew Cottingham, Jackson and Arabella Barnes all of Murfreesboro, Joseph and Trevor Ewing of Christiana and Haley Barnes of Smyrna. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dortha Barnes; brother, Teddy Barnes; and grandparents, Otis and Verona Barnes, Hobart and Elsie Neal.
Chapel service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Jennings and Ayers Chapel with Brian Harrell and Derrick Hartley officiating. Burial will be held at Bonham Cemetery in Smithville, TN.
Visitation will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home; 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave condolences at www.jenningsandayers.comRead the rest of this article
73 year old Thomas Keen of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member of the Sink Creek Missionary Baptist Church and he was retired from the Carrier Corporation. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Richard Haley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Keen was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Matilda Smith Keen; his wife, Jane "Bunny" Keen; son-in-law,, Rickey Ford; sisters, Easter Mooneyham and Greenie Mayne; and brother, William A. Rice. Survivors include two daughters, Terrie Ford and husband Ray Vaughan of Smithville and Michelle and husband Carl Washer of Smithville. Grandchildren, Holly Ford Bullard, Carla Washer and Mark Pedigo, Amy, Amanda, and Caden Washer. Five great grandchildren, Berkley Pedigo, Rickey Bullard, Katie, Parker, and Wyatt Washer. Two sisters, Eva Mitchell of Barbourville, Kentucky and Viola Gray of Corbin, Kentucky. A brother, Thomas Rice of McMinnville. Special niece, Brenda Davidson George of McMinnville and several other nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
65 year old Robert H. (Bob) Walden of Dowelltown died Sunday at his residence. He was a finance manager, Baptist, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of DeKalb Masonic Lodge #358 Liberty. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jeff Armstrong and Billie Friel will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. A Masonic service will be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Walden was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Ela Mitchell Woodside Walden; a brother, Kenneth Walden; two nieces, Karen Walden and Kimmie Lynn Redmon; and a nephew, Wendell Stamps. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Marie Walden of Dowelltown. Sons, Steve and wife Karen Walden of Centre, Alabama and Robert Walden of Nashville. Step-son, Ronald Mounts of Smithville. Grandchildren, Rachel Mounts of Nebraska and Ryan Mounts of Colorado. Great granddaughter, Avacyn Ray Wilks of Nebraska. Brother, James and wife Carol Walden of Alexandria. Sisters, Helen and husband Wayne Cripps of Alexandria and Susan and husband Phil George of Smithville. Half-sister, Peggy Stamps of Madison. Sister-in-law, Jackie Walden of Michigan. Uncle and aunt, Van and Billie Woodside of Dowelltown and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
89 year old Mildred Williams of Smithville died Monday at NHC of Smithville. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Williams; parents, Zollie Lee and Mina Cantrell Redmon; children, Virginia Nokes and Johnny Williams; and two sisters, Magdalene Thweatt and Gladys Adcock. Survivors include a sister, Jewel and husband Earnest Davis of McMinnville. Brother-in-law, Aubrey Williams of McMinnville. Daughter-in-law, Joannie Williams of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Charles and Christie Nokes of Cannon County, Amy and Patrick Cripps of Smithville, Shelli Williams of Smithville, and Sherri Tusar of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
77 year old Phillip Johnson, Jr., better known as J.J. the King, a native of Bedford County, died Thursday March 14 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He was the son of the late Phillip and Lena Smith Johnson, Sr. His wife is Christine Fisher. In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by two children, Robert and Rita; Sisters, Irene Ray, Lora Morris, Annie Belle Ray, Lee Anna Bailey, Ruby Ray and Magnolia; and a Brother, Charles Johnson. Phillip was an U.S. Army Veteran in which he retired with honors and a member of the Pilgrim Emanuel Baptist Church. Johnson is survived by two Sons, Johnny (Kim) Johnson of Brush Creek and Randy Johnson of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Twelve Grandchildren; Sisters, Pauline (Gene) Wilson of Panama City, FL, Betty and Lucille Johnson both of Nashville; Brother, Oris (Bernadette) Johnson of Maryland; a host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends. Interment Services will be conducted 2:PM Friday March 22 at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Nashville with Elder Perry Broadnex and Artie London officiating. Visitation with the Family will be on Friday March 22 from 11:AM until 1:PM at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home at which time the family will leave to go to the cemetery for the Service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
76 year old Felix Cleveland Watts of Chattanooga died Thursday at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. He was a former heavy equipment operator with Jones Brothers Construction and a Baptist. A graveside service will be Sunday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Holly Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Plea and Lucy Maggart Watts; two brothers, Royce and Hois Watts; and a sister, Mandy Watts. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Kathalene Watts of Chattanooga. One son, Brian Eric and wife Nicole Watts of Chattanooga and eight additional children all of Oklahoma. Four sisters, Ruth Ashford of Watertown, Linda Hamlet of Smithville, Ann Ferguson of Watertown, and Sue Phann of Woodbury. Four brothers Bud and wife Vicky Watts and Jr and wife Rose Watts all of Woodbury, David and wife Connie Watts of McMinnville, and John and wife Alicia Watts of Sims, Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be given to the funeral home to help with expenses, in lieu of flowers.Read the rest of this article
93 year old Clistie Rosella Marsh Ray of McMinnville (Dibrell Community) died Friday at River Park Hospital. She was born in DeKalb County, a homemaker, and a member of New Union The Baptist Church. Mrs. Ray was preceded in death by her parents I.W. and Rochia Neely Marsh, her husband Joseph Thurman (J.T.) Ray, Jr., and her sisters Goldie Baugher and Juanita Young.
Survivors include her children Patricia (Joe) Wright, Delbert (Linda) Ray, and Jerry (Brenda) Ray, grandchildren Jeri (Bart) Salyer, Seth (Ashley) Wright, LeAnn (Jared) Snow, Kim Ray, and Todd Ray, great-grandchildren Morgan Burton, Perry Burton, Cassidy Snow, and Ian Snow, one great-great grandchild Hazlie Burton, and one great-great grandchild on the way.
Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Monday in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Darrell Cantrell will officiate. Burial will follow at New Union Cemetery. The Ray Family will receive friends Sunday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Monday from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meals On Wheels.Read the rest of this article
76 year old Nina Johnson Rhody of Smithville died Saturday morning at her residence. She was a bank teller at Regions Banks and a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie Vester, Sr. and Jocie Evelyn Tittsworth Parsley; her first and second husbands, Charles L. Johnson and Jack G. Rhody; a daughter, Angel D. Mahler; and step-son, Jim Rhody. Survivors include her son, Gary R. Johnson of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Cathleen and husband J.D. Humphrey of Walling and Craig and wife Sabrina Mahler of Carthage. One great grandson, Jaxon Humphrey. Two expected great grandbabies, baby boy Humphrey and baby girl Mahler. Three step-sons, Jack R. and wife Pam Rhody, Kevin and wife Amy Rhody, and Danny Rhody all of Smithville. A step-daughter, Kathy Rhody of Joelton. Brothers and sisters, Clayton and wife Peggy Parsley of Smithville, Reba and husband Pat Patton of McMinnville, Jerrie and husband Dan Paone of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Vester and wife Jane Parsley of Smithville, Judy and husband Fred Mundt of Denton, Texas; and Penny and husband Don Bolton of Murfreesboro. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Cancer Society DeKalb County Relay for Life in memory of Nina, in lieu of flowers.Read the rest of this article
95 year old Mary Helen Billings Jennings of Smithville died Friday morning at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Wright will officiate and burial will be in the Billings Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Louesa Davison Billings; husband, Grady Jennings; daughter, Evalois Jennings; and four brothers, Robert, George, Hubert, and Ammon Billings. Survivors include three daughters, Linda and husband Jim Mabe, Brenda and husband Buddy Taylor and Joyce and her husband, Terry Young all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Sherry MaCartney of Carthage, Sue Mabe, Jeff Taylor and Jennifer Neal all of Smithville, Erin Johnson of Whitwell and Amy Young of Murfreesboro. Fourteen great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article