Obituaries

L.G. Bain

Mar 21 2008

63 year old L.G. Bain of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a Baptist and a self employed carpenter. The funeral will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Alton Colwell, Bobby Thompson, and Michael Hale will offficiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m until the time of the service 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Honest and Jewell Bain and sons, Jeffery and Jerry Bain. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Bain of Smithville. Children, Shawn "Wiesel" Bain, Shelia Ann Beckham, and Josh Bain all of Smithville, and Donna Sue Estes of McMinnvile. Sisters, Betty and her husband Beecher Taylor, Christine and her husband Alton Colwell of Smithville, and Joyce Prater of Lebanon. Brothers, J.B. and his wife Cathy Bain, E.J. Bain, R.J. and his wife Judy Bain, and A.J. and his wife Carol Bain all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Devon Bain, Travis Beckham, Ashley Bain, Andy Bain, Aniece Bain, Amy and Casey Estes. A great grandchild, Natalya McCarty. Step-children, Kim and her husband Waymon Walker of Sparta and Mark and his wife Bobbie Davis of Carthage. Step grandchildren, Amber Linder, Megan Linder, Chelsie Linder, Zach Walker, Matthew Davis, and Amber Gross. Special caregiver and sister-in-law, Patsy Rutherford. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Herbert Driver

Mar 17 2008

72 year old Willie Herbert Driver of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a retired McMinnville Manufacturing employee and a member of the Smithville Church of God. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Lizzie Pinegar Driver and a special friend, Lee Reeder. Survivors include partner-in-life, Shirley Ann Fisher of Smithville. Special family, Marl Ann Reynolds of Hermitage, Joe Reeder of Old Hickory, and Peggy Lynn Hendrix of Smithville. Six special grandchildren. One great special grandchild. One uncle, Thern Driver of Sparta. Three cousins, Homer Hodges of Smithville, Taft Ferrell of Smithville, and Paul Driver of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Nichols

Mar 17 2008

66 year old Bobby Nichols of Cookeville died Sunday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was Golf Coach at Tennessee Tech University and owner of the Ironwood Golf Course. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Cookeville-Cumberland Presbyterian Church and burial will be in the Cookeville City Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at the church. He is survived by three brothers, Glen Nichols, John Nichols, and Earl Nichols. The Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jesse Garlin Jones

Mar 16 2008

60 year old Jesse Garlin Jones of Auburntown died suddenly Sunday at the emergency room of Stones River Hospital. He was a Cannon County native, a Baptist, and a machinist at the Quality Tool and Die Company. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Steve Jones will officiate and burial will be in the Odom Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Hilton Jones and a brother, Donald Ray Jones. Survivors include his mother, Pauline Jones Clay of Woodbury. His wife of 39 years, Gearline George Jones of Auburntown. Brothers, Jim and his wife Doris Jones of Woodbury, Steve and his wife Kathy Jones of Georgia, and Jerry and his wife Kim Jones of Indiana. A sister, Karen and her husband Richard Gross of Manchester. A sister-in-law, Diane Jones of Woodbury. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Couch Tramel

Mar 15 2008

74 year old Dorothy Couch Tramel of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Covenant Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mattie Webb Couch; a brother, Doris Edward Couch; and a grandchild, Thomas Hyden. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Paul Tramel of Smithville. Three daughters, Brenda and her husband Nick Reff of Hendersonville, and Tricia Adams and Karen Fox of McMinnville. Thirteen grandchildren, Allen and Tiffany Hyden, Christina Seibers, and Ricky and Dusty Fox all of McMinnville, Steven Hyden of Hermitage, Victoria Hyden and Kristen Cagle of Hendersonville, Vanessa Trapp-Hayes of Murfreesboro, Sierra Reff of Virginia, Gordon, Kaleigh, and Sidney Reff of Indiana. Nine great grandchildren, Blake and Austin Moore, Savannah Hyden, Jaden Galy, Logan and Amber Hyden, Cailin Trapp, Agah Hayes, and Chloe Fox. Two brothers, Randall and Charles Couch of McMinnville. One sister, Jewel Dean Statton of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kevin Layne Cantrell

Mar 14 2008

34 year old Kevin Layne Cantrell of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. He is survived by his parents, Phillip Cantrell of Lebanon and Debora Lynn Tisdale of Smithville. One son, Kaleb Layne Cantrell of Morrrison. One brother, Ricky Lee Tisdale II of Carthage. His maternal grandmother, Robbie Fuson of Smithville. His paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Cantrell of McMinnville. Two nephews and one niece also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Agnes P. Dunham

Mar 13 2008

92 year old Agnes P. Dunham died Tuesday at St. Mary's Medical Center in LaFollette. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the New Union The Baptist Church. Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Edna Jones Dunham; a sister, Avis Ray; a brother-in-law, Burnice Ray; and a nephew-in-law, Paul Blankenship. She is survived by two brothers, James M. Dunham of Nashville and Royce Dunham and his wife Betty of LaFollette. Nieces, Geraldine Blankenship of Smithville, Candy Dunham and Beth Nelson of Nashville, and Susan Tucker of Knoxville. A nephew, Grady Ray of Smithville. Several great nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Allene Dunn

Mar 13 2008

86 year old Allene Dunn of McMinnville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville of an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Jerry Womack and Danny Barnes will officiate and burial will be in Boiling Springs Cemetery in Cookeville. The family will receive friends Thursday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. She was the widow of the late William Lester Dunn. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Moses and Effie L. Reeder Pedigo; three brothers, Lee Allen Pedigo, Toy Pedigo, and Floyd Pedigo; and two sisters, Susann Pedigo and Martha Ann Clemons. She is survived by two daughters, Juanita and her husband Clifton Hendrixson of McMinnville and Brenda F. Grissom of Newport News, Virginia. Two sons, Jimmy and his wife Debbie Dunn of McMinnville and Aubrey L. Dunn of McMinnville. Two sisters, Lessie and her husband Clarence Womack of McMinnville and Ruby and her husband J.A. Whitlock of McMinnville. Two brothers, Norvan and his wife Wilma Pedigo of McMinnville and Lloyd and his wife Mamie Pedigo of Murfreesboro. Five grandchildren, Cameron Scott Hendrixson, Jimmie Lynn Dunn, Billy Lee Dunn, William Douglas Merriman, and Steven Michael Grissom. Four great grandchildren, Lake Dunn, Rennise Merriman, Katlyn and Hannah Grissom. Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

J.C. Davis

Mar 12 2008

72 year old J.C. Davis of Alexandria died Tuesday at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Buford Bane will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Leslie Davis of Alexandria. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Whit and Shannon Davis of Alexandria and Brit and Kendra Davis of Carthage. Two grandchildren, Renee McCornack and Leslie Elizabeth Davis. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Norma Keaton

Mar 12 2008

81 year old Norma Keaton of Alexandria died Tuesday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Brush Creek Baptist Church. Wayne Jamison and Robert Amason will officiate and burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery. The Keaton family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the Brush Creek Baptist Church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 11:00 a.m. She is survived by three children, Lorie and her husband Jim York of Alexandria; Jeffery and his wife Jennifer Keaton of Smithville; and Jocelyn Keaton of Liberty. Seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren survive. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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