Obituaries

Jo Ann Hicks

Aug 7 2008

63 year old Jo Ann Hicks of Watertown died Thursday at Alive Hospice at Saint Thomas Hospital. She was born in Lenoir City, Tennessee and was a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Elder Leon White will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. Survivors include her husband, Tom Hicks of Watertown. Children, Jimmy and his wife Jane Thompson of Louisville, Kentucky, Joseph and his wife Kim Hicks, Brad and his wife Stephanie Hicks, and Dee Hicks all of Lebanon, and Amy and her husband Elliott Persinger of Watertown. Step children, Christy and her husband Lynn Tisdale of Brush Creek and Betty and her husband Danny Prater of Smithville. Twenty four grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Sisters, Pat and her husband Gary Aikens of Lebanon, Cathy and her husband Stanley Everett and Susie Cobb all of Lenior City. Nieces and nephews also survive along with special aunt and uncle, Dee and Fay Stinnett of Lenior City; special cousin, Linda Presley of Lenior City; and special friend Mary Jo Hicks of Murfreesboro. She was preceded in death by special grandparents, James and Edna Stinnett; her mother, Mildred Louise Stinnett Roberts; a son, David Thompson; and step sons,Randall and Robert Hicks. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucille Medley Fuson

Aug 7 2008

91 year old Lucille Medley Fuson of the Lucky Community of Warren County died Wednesday at River Park Hospital. She was born in DeKalb County, was a homemaker, and the oldest charter member of the Trinity Baptist Church. Fuson was preceded in death by her parents, Christopher Columbus and Pearl Sypert Medley; her husband, Willie J. "Bill" Fuson; a daughter, Dolly Rose Fuson; sisters, Eula Mathis, Bula Maggart, and Ruth Moulton; brothers, Robert Medley, Howard Medley, Floyd Medley, Alfred Medley, and Buster Medley; and a great great grandson, Ethan Foster. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Billie and Clarence Foster of McMinnville and Deane and Don Crowder of Murfreesboro. Brothers, Joe Medley of Baxter, Kenneth Jared Medley of Smithville, and Gerald Ray Medley of Shelbyville. Grandchildren, Dwayne Foster, Chris Foster, Leigh Anne Steiner, Jarred Foster, Kip Crowder, and Captain Kellye Crowder. Eleven great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, and special caregiver, Darnell Fuson. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church. Jerry Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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