Obituaries

Michael Lewis Davenport

Mar 17 2010

50 year old Michael Lewis Davenport of Liberty died Tuesday of an extended illness at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. He was born in Wilson County. Davenport was a Baptist and he was disabled. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Charlie Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vanus King Davenport and Vera Bell Davenport; and his brother, Van Davenport, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Tammy Taylor Davenport of Liberty. Two sisters, Sue Davenport and Brenda and her husband David Vanatta of Woodbury. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Brenda Barrett, Georgene and Jeffery Grissom, Bobby and Lillian Taylor, Russell Taylor, and Randall Taylor. Aunts, Dorothy Young, Dorothy Moore, and Ruby Young. An uncle, James Robert and his wife Linda Caldwell. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donna Marie Mabe Tedrow

Mar 16 2010

49 year old Donna Marie Mabe Tedrow of Butler, Tennessee died Tuesday at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Warren County to William Dexter Mabe and Lillian Marie Womack Mabe. She attended the New Zion Faith Center of Johnson City. Tedrow was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years, Richard Tedrow. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain City Funeral Home with the service to follow at 8:00 p.m. Ernest Widby, Sr. and Maurice Widener will officiate. The committal service and burial will be at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday at the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughters, Lisa Marie Tedrow and her fiancé, B.J. Porter, Cassie Mae Tedrow, Glenna Sue Tedrow and Kellie Ann Tedrow, all of Butler; stepdaughters, Bobbie Glynn Tedrow Scudder and husband Brett of Cookeville, and Rachael Arlene Tedrow Baxter and husband Michael of Chapmansboro, Tennessee; a sister, Debbie and husband Ricky Arnold of Smithville; brother, Don Mabe and wife Tara of Manchester; grandchildren, Chelsea Baxter, Emma Grace Scudder and Ethan Gregory Scudder; niece, Christin Mabe; and nephews, Christopher Mabe and Joseph Arnold and wife Christy. Mountain City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joel B. Atnip

Mar 15 2010

64 year old Joel B. Atnip of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist. Atnip was also retired after working with the City of Smithville for 24 years. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ray Jenkins will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Goldie and Mary Jim Braswell Atnip. Survivors include his children, Helen Petty of Smithville, Tammy and her husband Ray Jenkins of Harned, Kentucky, Anthony Atnip of Smithville, and Bridget Atnip of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Tony Lee, Jr. and wife Alexis Petty, Dylan Petty, Eric Petty, Dale Jenkins, McKinley Jenkins, Laura Jenkins, and Cody Atnip. Great grandchild, Laurel Gail Petty. Four sisters, Marie Whitefield of McMinnville, Rose and husband Buck Bain of Smithville, Lois Ann Atnip of Centerville, and Priscilla and husband David Bain of Smithville. Three brothers, Gordon Atnip of Baxter, Duwayne Atnip of Nashville, Bobby Atnip of Smithville. Special companion, Anna Lattimore and special friend, Tom Hopkins. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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