Obituaries

George Alexander

Apr 16 2008

77 year old George Alexander of Gassaway died Monday. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nova (Hollandsworth) Alexander; his father and step-mother, Martin & Helen (Scott) Alexander; his wife, Hazel (Ramsey) Alexander and two brothers, Samuel Alexander and Tom Alexander. Survivors include a special nephew, Kevin Alexander of Murfreesboro; sister-in-law, Velda Alexander of Murfreesboro; fiancee, Mae Ann Davenport of Readyville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charlie & Shirley Ramsey of Old Hickory, Shirley Ramsey of Gassaway, Jimmy & Judy Ramsey of Sycamore; and several nieces and nephews. Alexander was a member of the Gassaway Church of Christ. He was a retired employee of the Bank of Commerce. He worked for Smith Funeral Home in years past. Alexander was known as the "Mayor of Gassaway". He was active in all events in Gassaway, the Fire Dept. Breakfast & Supper, Gassaway Homecoming, 4th of July Celebration and Christmas activities. He was member of the Gassaway and Cannon County Senior Centers.Visitation will begin on Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday at the Gassaway Church of Christ from noon until 9:00. Visitation on Friday will be from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Gassaway Church of Christ. The funeral service will follow Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gassaway Church of Christ with Gary Hancock and Bill Smith officiating. Burial will be in Beech Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to the American Cancer Society. Contact Smith Funeral Home for more information. (615)563-5337. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

Lula Mae Booth

Apr 15 2008

83 year old Lula Mae Booth of Ohio and a native of the Jefferson Community in DeKalb County, died Saturday at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 2:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation Thursday will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Eldridge and Hallie Mae Adcock Thweatt; a brother, Jesse Thweatt; sisters, Stella Young, Martha Gribble, Eldridge Thweatt, and Betty Judkins. Survivors include her husband, James F. Booth; a daughter, Pam and her husband Jerry Adkins of Galloway, Ohio; sons, Mike Booth of Galloway, Ohio and Frank Booth of Oxford, Michigan; Grandchildren, Lori and her husband Billy Delong; Julie and her husband Ryan Jagoda, Joseph Booth, Courtney Booth, Jeremy Adkins, and Katie and her husband Bill Durham; Great grandchildren, Ashley Rarrick and Timmy Delong. Two sisters, Lodean Ferguson and Wilma Judkins both of Smithville. The family has requested that donations be made to a Hospice of your choice, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Mai Tramel

Apr 15 2008

92 year old Elsie Mai Tramel of Alexandria died Monday at her son's residence in Lebanon. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker and a member of the West Main Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Elizabeth Mullican Vandagriff; her husband Roscoe Tramel; brothers and sisters, Frank, Sam, Clyde, Garlon, Glenn, Vadie, Thelma, Dean, Ala Ray, James, and Alene. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Peggy Tramel of Lebanon. Two grandchildren, Paul and his wife Kim Tramel of Lebanon and Stephanie and her husband Brad McKeehan of Johnson City. Five great grandchildren, Jillian, Karissa, and Hannah Tramel, and Colby and Carlie McKeehan. A sister, Robbie and her husband R.H. Bond of McMinnville. Two brothers, Bobby Vandagriff and Boyd Vandagriff both of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, and special caregiver, Debbie Brisco also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Gertie Irene Robinson

Apr 11 2008

88 year old Gertie Irene Robinson of McMinnville died Friday at NHC in Warren County. She was the retired owner and operator of Robinson's Fish Market, a member of the Bordeaux Baptist Church, and a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #342. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Watson and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Dixon Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hughy and Cora Vanatta Hibdon and her husband, J.D. Robinson. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, James Edward and Irene Hibdon of McMinnville. A sister and brother-in-law, Magaline and Bill Morley of Texas. Six nieces, six nephews, and thirty two great nieces and nephews. Two aunts, Hazel Hibdon of Smithville and Milas Hibdon of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Claudine Pack

Apr 11 2008

79 year old Claudine Pack of the Jefferson Community died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Greg Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Hattie Hutchens Turner; a son, Ricky Pack; two sisters, Wilene Cantrell and Geneva Turner; and two brothers, Maris and Lois Turner. Survivors include her husband, Ernest Pack of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Dean Keith

Apr 11 2008

70 year old Dorothy Dean Keith of Smithville died Thursday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Virgil O'Conner Johnson; her husband, John Keith; and four brothers, Roy, A.J., Odell, and Bill Johnson. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Dave Butterbaugh of Liberty. Two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and June Keith and David Keith all of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Holly Clayborn, Daniel and Jennifer Butterbaugh, and Joseph Butterbaugh all of Liberty, and Bryan Keith, Britni and Will Judkins all of Smithville. Three great grandchildren, Shelly Clayborn, William and Grant Butterbaugh all of Liberty and a sister, Ruth Stern of Murfreesboro. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Janie Evelyn Young Harding

Apr 8 2008

61 year old Janie Evelyn Young Harding of McMinnville died Tuesday at St. Thomas Hospital. She was a retired cafe owner and a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hershel Walter and Bessie Jaco Young; her husband, Robert Harding; a son, Randy Jones; two brothers, John Thomas and Samuel Young; and a sister, Edna Merritt. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Tracy and Tammy Harding of Rock Island and Michael Johnson of Irving College. Six grandchildren, Diamond and Robby Harding, Angel and Jerald Jones, Jerry Ryan Holt, and Casey Newby. Three great grandchildren. Two sisters, Linda Edell Brady of McMinnville and Kathy Rutledge of Beech Grove. One brother, Jerry W. Young of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Mae Maple

68 year old Dorothy Mae Maple of Walling died Sunday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Annie Baker Collier; her husband, Richard Maple; and a sister, Annie Jeal Saylors. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Holly Cemetery. Chris Stanley will officiate. Visitation will be held at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the graveside service at 1:00 p.m. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Mick of Walling. One son, Terrance Messer of Georgia. Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive, along with one sister, Martha James of Waynesboro. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. Ernest Erbie Cashdollar

91 year old Rev. Ernest Erbie Cashdollar of Cookeville, and formerly of Sparta, died Friday at his resedence. He was a retired Methodist minister. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will follow in the Ward-Cashdollar Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday after 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 1:00 p.m. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Cashdollar and Pat Moore, both of Nashville. One son, Mark Cashdollar of Nashville. One grandson, Mike Fann of Jacksonville, Florida. One granddaughter, Aryn Lepsy of Michigan. Two great-granddaughters, Jordyn and Kahlee Fann, both of Jacksonville, Florida. One sister, Anna Ruth Brock of Cincinnati, Ohio. One sister-in-law, Estelene Cashdollar of Walling. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Ila Mai Martin

Apr 5 2008

89 year old Ila Mai Martin of Alexandria died Saturday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was a former WMU director. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church. Thurman Seber and Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett Lofton and Myrtle Eva King Smith; her husband, Charles B. Martin; and a brother, Robert King Smith. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Freddy and Laverne Martin of Alexandria. A grandson, Jason and his wife Resa Martin of Christiana. A granddaughter, Trena Gassaway of Alexandria. Great granddaughters, Dana Christine Martin, Claire Elizabeth Martin, and Julia Grace Martin. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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