Obituaries

Nancy Lillian Neal

Mar 15 2010

88 year old Nancy Lillian Neal of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a Pentecostal and a retired shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Frances Foster and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Neal; a daughter, Bobbie Jean Houk; her parents, Lemuel Cecil and Lellah Pearl Dutton Hale; five grandchildren; eight brothers, Garland, Truitt, Alvie, Cecil Robert, Bratten, Hubert, Walter Brown, and Arland Hale; and sisters, Estelle Murphy and Mina Belle Page. Survivors include six children, Loretta and husband Calvin Bain, L.W. Neal, Doug and wife Kathy Neal, Linda Knowles, and Pat and husband Chester Sanders all of Smithville and Elaine McGuire of Spencer. Twenty five grandchildren, sixty four great grandchildren, and seventeen great great grandchildren also survive along with two sisters, Thelma Mooneyham and Elsie Miller both of Smithville and a brother, Landon and wife Nell Hale of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Frances Foster, Macon Hale, and Louise Hale. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dillard Eugene Choate

Mar 12 2010

75 year old Dillard Eugene Choate of Smithville died Thursday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in Cookeville, the son of the late Alphus and Maggie Haney Choate. He was a member of the Church of Christ and veteran of the United States Army, having served in Korea. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta. Eugene Adcock will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Surviving family members include his wife, Dimple Choate of Smithville. A son, Johnny Choate and his wife Patricia of Croswell, Michigan. A daughter, Betty Jean Blanchfield and her husband Danny of Detroit, Michigan. A son, Matthew Choate and his wife, Linda of Smithville. Two brothers, Carlis Choate and his wife Sara of Crosswell, Michigan and Grady Choate and his wife Rebecca of Warren, Michigan. A sister, Marie Stacy and husband Frank of McMinnville. Ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive. In addition to his parents, Choate was preceded in death by a daughter, Vivian Choate. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Lynn Certain

Mar 10 2010

58 year old Lynn Certain of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired supervisor of the City of Smithville Water Treatment Plant. A graveside service will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Banks Cemetery. Leonard Herman will officiate. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lucille Miller Certain. Survivors include four sisters, Lois Ann Puckett, Nettie Lou and husband Jerry Judkins, Marie Wilson and Charlene Poss all of Smithville. Two brothers, James Edward Certain of McMinnville and Danny and wife Betty Certain of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that all donations please be made to the funeral home, in lieu of flowers, to help with burial expenses.

Ralph Allen Parton

Mar 9 2010

74 year old Ralph Allen Parton of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired janitor at Smithville Elementary School and a member of the People's Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Robert Presley will officiate and burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Goodlettsville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 12:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hall Canady and Willie Florence Hill Parton and two brothers, Sterling and Roscoe Parton. Survivors include his wife, Roberta Parton of Smithville. Two sisters, Florence Marie Waggoner of Murfreesboro and Evelyn Vick of LaVergne. One brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Jo Parton of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lillian Jared Talley

Mar 8 2010

92 year old Lillian Jared Talley of Watertown died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a beautician for 62 years having operated Lillian's Beauty Shop. She was also a member of the Watertown First Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doyle Wilson Talley; parents, Lee P. and Mary Frances Maxwell Jared; and seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by daughters, Lee Ann and husband Buddy Curtis of Smithville and Yvonne and husband Sam Moore of Grayson, Georgia. Sons, Wilson and wife Kimberly Talley of Watertown and Carroll and wife Nita Talley of Savannah, Tennessee. Twelve grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild survive along with a brother, L.P. and wife Eloise Jared of Baxter. A sister, Marie Sostock of Troy, Michigan. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Foutch

Mar 8 2010

76 year old Jimmy Foutch of Alexandria died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a DeKalb County native, a construction worker, and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Junior Hibdon and Freddie Curtis will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Riley and Thelma Lee Sandlin Foutch; and a son, Teddy Foutch. Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Shirley Foutch of Alexandria. Daughters, Faye and her husband William Frazier of Liberty, Melissa and husband Dwight Gee of Elkmont, Alabama, and Monica and husband Wendell Fowler of Carthage. Grandchildren, Michael and wife Nikki Foutch of Liberty, Barbara Elaine and husband Kevin Jones of Dibrell, Adam Farler of Florance, Alabama, and Tyler Foutch and Wesley Fowler both of Carthage. Five great grandchildren also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Reverend James Gordon Williams

Mar 6 2010

74 year old Reverend James Gordon Williams of Smithville died Friday at the Alvin C. York V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was born in Norene and was a Southern Baptist Minister for 44 years having preached at Bledsoe Creek, Dowelltown, Linwood, Smith Fork, Hickman, Whorton Springs, and Hurricane Baptist Churches. He was also a U.S. Army veteran having served in Korea. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Fall Creek Baptist Church. Jimmy Atnip and Jackie Edwards will officiate and burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Ellen Wrather Williams; a grandson, Phillip Tarpley; a son-in-law, Mike Midgett; brothers, Clarence, Claude, Mason, John E., and Glenn Williams. He is survived by his wife, Fran Hodge Williams of Smithville. Four daughters, Connie and husband Butch Sullivan of Corner, Alabama, Glenda Midgett of Lebanon, Penny and husband Kevin Burchfield of Smithville, and Traci Williams of Smithville. Grandchildren, Josh and wife Sandy Sullivan of Fultondale, Alabama, Wesley and wife Tiffany Midgett of Lebanon, Steven and wife Mandy Tarpley of Statesville, and Wesley and Erin Burchfield of Smithville. Great granddaughter, Jordan Nicole Sullivan. A sister, Lucille Weaver of Lebanon. Brothers, Robert and wife Martha Williams of Lebanon, Enoch and wife Doris Faye Williams of Norene. A sister-in-law, Sue Williams of Hendersonville. Nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests that memorials be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Hurricane Baptist Church, Gideons International, or to the American Cancer Society. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Rachel Hawkins Fleming

Mar 5 2010

80 year old Rachel Hawkins Fleming of Brush Creek died Friday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born in Watertown. Fleming was also a homemaker, a Baptist, and a member of the Eastern Star. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Tommy Willis will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon 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 parents, Grover Hawkins, Sr. and Kiny Taylor Hawkins; her husband, Estel "Shorty" Fleming; and eleven siblings. Survivors include a son, Wayne Fleming of Brush Creek. A daughter, Barbara Askew of Brush Creek. Grandchildren, Brad and wife Judy Askew of Watertown and Brian Askew of Murfreesboro. Great grandchild, Madison Askew of Watertown. Sister-in-law, Katherine Hawkins of Lebanon. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jan Higdon Cade

Mar 4 2010

55 year old Jan Higdon Cade of Smithville died Thursday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a member of the Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church. She was also a self employed child care provider. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rick Cade and her father, Dale Staley. Survivors include her children, Jamie Higdon of Smithville, Mindy and husband Mark Versluis of Mount Juliet, Chynna and Brittany Cade of Smithville, Joan Cade of Smithville ,and Brandon Cade of Russell Springs, Kentucky. A grandchild, Jade Cade of Smithville. Her mother, Wilma Staley of Smithville. A sister, Kathy Olds of Smithville. A brother, Tim and wife Debbie Staley of Smithville. Three nieces also survive. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Jan's children in her memory at the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth "Ken" Martin Bierbaum

Feb 27 2010

66 year old Kenneth "Ken" Martin Bierbaum of Silver Point died Tuesday at his home. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Bernard and Madeline Klein Bierbaum. He was a member of the National Guard, a retired inspector with Tube Turns Technology in Louisville, and a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Louisville. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home. Herbert Leftwich will officiate and burial with military honors will be in Crest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be after 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Janie Alcorn Bierbaum and a step-son, Allen Clay Cook. Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda (Pee Wee) Bierbaum of Louisville, Kentucky. Step-daughters, Lori Broughton of Vine Grove, Kentucky, and Donna Taylor and Janet Franklin both of Smithville. Sister and brother-in-law, Thresa and Bob Morris of Mount Vernon, Illinois. A grandson, Derek Martin Schafer. Special friends, Annie Roberts, her son, Arnold Newcomb, her sister, Betty Coons, brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Mable Alcorn of Wilson County, sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and Larry Robinson of Liberty, Sharon Hendrixson of Baxter, Jackie Rains of Manchester, and Cathy and Danny Parker of Sparta. Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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