Obituaries

Mary Jo Looney

Apr 21 2008

51 year old Mary Jo Looney of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Rock Island Church of Christ and the secretary for the Rutherford and Warren County Farm Bureau for 19 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Eddie Wilhite will officiate and burial wil be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Looney and her father, George Madison Campbell. Survivors include two sons, Justin and his wife Amanda Looney of Rock Island and Michael Looney of Smithville. His mother, Eunice Campbell of Smithville. A grandson, Joseph Radar. Two brothers, William Campbell of Atlanta, Georgia and George Campbell of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements,

Judy Oakley

Apr 19 2008

64 year old Judy Oakley of Sparta died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Peeled Chestnut United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Tommy Davis and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, O.M. and Covita Burrus Jackson and one son, Darrell Oakley. Survivors include her husband, Joe Oakley of Sparta. Two sons, Joe Derek Oakley of Smithville and Daren and his wife Tabitha Oakley of Sparta. Three grandchildren, Kristen, Mara Jade, and Tavia Oakley. An aunt, Polly Park of St. Claire, Shores, Michigan and an uncle, Luther Burrus of Memphis. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Charles Cassinera

Apr 19 2008

83 year old Robert Charles Cassinera of Smithville died Wednesday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a native of Brooklyn, New York, a World War II Navy veteran, and a retired school psychologist. Survivors include his son, Stephen Cassinera and his wife, Jennifer of Smithville; five grandchildren; Bryan, Wendy, Timothy, Emily, and David Cassinera; three great grandchildren; Bryan, Joshua, and Joseph Cassinera. No services are planned. The body will be cremated and interment will be at the V.A. cemetery in Nashville.

Jimmie Doris Vickers

Apr 19 2008

80 year old Mr. Jimmie Doris Vickers of Smithville died Friday night at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He served for a total of 33 years. Vickers also served for many years in the National Guard. He was a Past President of the Jaycees and a former Smithville Fire Chief, member of the V.F.W., and American Legion, and he was a Shriner, Mason, and member of Liberty Lodge. Mr. Vickers was also the owner of Sligo Boat Dock for six years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Solon and Inez Parker Vickers. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Vickers of Smithville. A son, Jimmie D. Vickers, Jr. of Smithville. Grandchildren, Tish Groshan of Georgia and John Cory Vickers of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Dillan Burns and Hannah Groshan. Two half-sisters, Delois Howl and Dorothy Forkum both of Orlando, Florida and a special friend, Sandra Riffey. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gerald R. Leasure

Apr 18 2008

80 year old Gerald R. Leasure of New Hope Road, Alexandria died Friday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Eltis N. Brown will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The Leasure family will receive friends at Avant Chapel on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lucy Leasure of Alexandria. Their daughter, Jeri Ann Parker of Alexandria. His six children, Gerald Leasure, Jr. of Diamond, Ohio; Harold Leasure of Livingston, California; William Leasure of Orlando, Florida; Howard Leasure of Canton, Ohio; Margaret Jane Leasure of Smithville; and Dennis Leasure of Smithville. Her six children, Robert Wright of Hohenwald; John Wright of Smithville; Judy Wright of Hohenwald; Dave Wright of Hohenwald; Cheryl Campbell of Liberty; and Kenny Wright of Livingston. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. A brother, Calvin Leasure of Ohio. Sisters, Juanita Garner of Virginia and Rosemary Prante of Ohio. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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