62 year old Wilburn Estes of Dowelltown died Sunday in a traffic accident. He was a logger and a member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Estes was born in Wilson County. A memorial service and burial will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Jennings Cemetery at Statesville. Jackie Gaddes and Javin Lawson will officiate. The family will gather at the Estes residence at 1661 Chapman Hollow Road for visitation during the day on Saturday. He was preceded in death by sons, Douglas and Daniel Estes; his parents, Houston and Ollie Mae Murphy Estes; and a brother, Alton Estes. He is survived by five children, J.R. Estes of Auburntown, Timothy Lynn Estes of Watertown, Donny Estes of Dowelltown, April Estes of Carthage, and Christopher Estes of Statesville. Five grandchildren also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
76 year old James Ted Donnell of Smithville died Monday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Army and National Guard and a member of the Westwood Church of Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Palmiter will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Lucy Ware Donnell. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Doris Vanderpool Donnell of Smithville. One daughter, Jayma Donnell of Nashville. A brother, Oliver Donnell of Murfreesboro. A sister-in-law, Ruby Medley of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old William Cyde Lewis of Alexandria died Saturday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was born in Wilson County and was a carpenter. Lewis was also a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Jennings and Mamie Bell Allen Lewis; a brother, Robert Earl Lewis; and an infant sister, Mamie Ruth Lewis. Survivors include his wife, Julia Mae Hancock Lewis of Alexandria. Children, Richard Allen and his wife Betty Lewis of Smithville, Marcia and her husband Greg Denton of Murfreesboro, and Cheryl Diane Lewis of Lebanon. Grandchildren, Amanda and her husband Shane Maples of Sparta, Samantha Lewis of Smithville, Lauren Lewis of Smithville, and Maddie Denton of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Stephen and Daniel. A brother, Hartford and his wife June Lewis of Lebanon. Sisters, Dorothy and her husband Earl West of Murfreesboro, Annette Elrod of Murfreesboro, Linda and her husband Bob Fuston of Smithville, and Betty Lattimore of Liberty. A sister-in-law, Lucille Lewis of Alexandria. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
97 year old Aline Frances Fuson of Dowelltown died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of the Pisgah Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.K. Fuson; parents, John Riley and Ella Oakley Carter; three sisters, Flossie and Nealie Caplinger and Dorothy Adams; three brothers, Shealie, Delton, and Cardell Carter. Survivors include five nieces, Mary Adams of McMinnville, Phyllis Hendrix of Hendersonville, Brenda Wiser of Murfreesboro, Linda Olsen of Michigan, and Diane Bowman of Kentucky. Two nephews, Jim Carter of Kentucky and Gene Carter of Florida. Several great nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
76 year old Lorena Arleath Childers of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of the New Union Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bransford England will officiate. Burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Burton and Delma Blankenship Wright and a brother, Buel Wright. Survivors include her husband, William Gwin Childers. A son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Cindy Childers. Two grandchildren, Josh and Ryan Childers all of Smithville. Three brothers, Mark Wright of Memphis, Bobby Wright of Tullahoma, and Joe Wright of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of ther arrangements.
68 year old Earl M. Poss of Gassaway died Friday at the Alvin C. York Medical Center of a short illness. He was a Cannon County native, a Methodist, a U.S. Army veteran, and a retired logger. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ruby Kirby Poss. Survivors include two brothers, Carl and his wife Emma Jean Poss of McMinnville and Don and his wife Linda Poss of Smithville. A sister, Elena Wimbush of Macon, Georgia. Several nieces and nephews survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
87 year old Louise Oakley Hawker of Hannah Branch Road, Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in the Hannah Branch community, the daughter of the late Annie Elizabeth Caplinger and Clarence L. Oakley. A brother and sister, J.C. Oakley and Frances Nixon; her husband, Charles Bratten Hawker; and a grandson, Bradley Scott Hawker, preceded her in death. She worked at the Alexandria Garment Plant for 30 years. She was also a homemaker and a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Pisgah United Methodist Church. Matthew Long and Perry Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the Church Cemetery. The Hawker Family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the family departs for the church at 1:15 p.m. Mrs. Hawker is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Helen Hawker of Lebanon and Larry and Elaine Hawker of Lebanon. A daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Don Malone of Liberty. Eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren survive. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
89 year old Clara Gambrell Trapp of Chattanooga, formerly of McMinnville, died at her residence on Tuesday of an extended illness. She was born in DeKalb County, a homemaker, and she attended the One Accord Community Church in Red Bank. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. The Trapp Family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Allie Maxwell Grambrell; her husband, Otis Lee Trapp; sisters, Mable Gambrell Pedigo; and Velma Leona Gambrell Hutchings Parrish; and brothers, Verble Gambrell, Ruby Solon Gambrell, Lloyd Ray Gambrell, Lee Roy Gambrell, William David Gambrell, Fred Winston Grambrell, and James Clifford Gambrell. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Trapp Dyer and her husband Everett; grandsons, Jeffery Lee Dyer and Bryan Vincent Dyer all of Chattanooga; a brother Floyd and wife Jo Gambrell of McMinnville; a sister, Myrtle Pedigo of Smithville; and a sister-in-law, Janell Gambrell of Hendersonville. Nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, 37416.
51 year old Elizabeth Belle Dies of Alexandria died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker. She was born in Putnam County and a member of the West Main Baptist Church. Her father and mother are Roy Thomas Glenn and Norma Gail Dolphin Glenn. She is survived by children, Tricia and her husband Pete Aucoin of Alexandria, Natasha Bates of Carthage, and Michael Williams of Alexandria. A sister, Jennifer and her husband Mike Cox of Lebanon. A brother, Bill Glenn of Lebanon. Her husband, Donnie Mark Dies. Grandchildren, Julia Armendariz, Kendra Aucoin, Gabriel Aucoin, Darius Williams, and Deshawna Williams. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
19 year old Casaundra Rena Maple of Smithville died Monday at River Park Hospital due to injuries received in an automobile accident. She was a member of the First Assembly of God and a cashier at McDonald's. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard Earl and Dorothy Maple, Sr.; and her step-grandfather, Wyndell Moore. Survivors include her mother and step-father, Catrina Maple and James Richard Smith of Smithville. Her father and step-mother, Randy, Sr. and Ruth Maple of Smithville. A brother, Randy Duane, Jr. and his wife Brittney Maple of Smithville. Sisters, Miranda Kaye Maple and Mary Marlene Maple of Smithville and Angela Kaye Hines Maple of McMinnville. Step-sister and brothers, Brittany Jane Smith of Smithville, Timothy Michael Kosirog of Texas, and Daniel Caleb Kosirog of Smithville. A nephew, Aaron Michael Maple of Smithville. Grandparents, William B. and Shirley Snipes of Smithville, Marilyn Moore of Florida. Step-grandparents, Dan and Katherine Randolph and Janice Hicks of Smithville. Special friend, Kyle Gregory of Hendersonville. A host of aunts, uncles, great-aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.
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