Obituaries

Mary Charles Pistole

Nov 8 2007

89 year old Mary Charles Pistole of Murfreesboro and formerly of Liberty died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare of Murfreesboro. She was born in Liberty and she was a teacher and a member of Salem Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Lee and Intha Sissom Pistole; two brothers, Vesper and his wife Eva Pistole and Jimmy Pistole. Survivors include a brother, Alfred and his wife Virginia Pistole of Murfreesboro. Nephews, Al and his wife Caroline Pistole of Franklin and Jerry and his wife Judith Pistole of Cookeville. A niece, Patsy and her husband Tom Harris of Murfreesboro. Great nephews, Jerry Franklin and his wife Jane Pistole of Franklin, Jarrett and his wife Crystal Pistole of Liberty, John Pistole of Cookeville, Warren Pistole of Franklin, and Colt Harris of Murfreesboro. Great nieces, Rachael and her husband Chris Rainwater of Murfreesboro, and Elizabeth Graham Pistole and Natalie Pistole both of Franklin. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Sherry Ann Galten

Nov 8 2007

86 year old Sherry Ann Galten of Smithville died Wednesday afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Catholic and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. A memorial service will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Don Davidson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:30 p.m. Galten was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Frank Galten and her parents. Survivors include a son, Lawrence Galten of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Malia and Alan Galten of Arizona. Two great grandchildren, Sarai and Cy. A half-brother, Stanley Pojanowski of Minnesota and a nephew, Jim Pojanowski of Clarksville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Freckles Friends.

Jack Gaston Rhody

Nov 6 2007

70 year old Jack Gaston Rhody of Smithville died Monday. He was a retired Machinist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Terry Little and Craig Mahler will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L "Bob" and Lillie Mai Waller Rhody; a son, Jim Rhody; and a brother, Billy Rhody. Survivors include his wife, Nina Rhody of Smithville. Sons, Jack and his wife Pam Rhody of Smithville, Kevin and his wife Amy Rhody of Smithville, Danny Rhody of Smithville, and a daughter, Kathy Rhody of Smithville. Step-children, Gary and his wife Renee Johnson of Smithville and Angel and her husband Randall Mahler of Sparta. Grandchildren, Weston and Courtney Rhody, Alex and Rachel Rhody, and Whitley Rhody. Step-grandchildren, Craig Allen Mahler and Cathleen and her husband J.D. Humphrey. A great grandchild, Sydney Popovic. A step-great-grandson Jaxon Humphrey. A brother, Boyd and his wife Maxine Rhody of Smithville. A sister-in-law, June Rhody of Smithville. An aunt, Mary Snow of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Justin Potter Library.

(J.W.) Jim William Hale

Nov 5 2007

69 year old (J.W.) Jim William Hale of Woodbury died Sunday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. He was born in Bedford County. Hale was also a mechanic, a farmer, and a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Freddy Curtis and Al Bugg, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Emmer Lawson Hale; a daughter, Lisa Darlene Hale; a grandson, Brenton Clay Hale; and a sister, Veonna Hale Byford. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Joyce Brown Hale of Woodbury. Two daughters, Pamela and her husband Mike Horne of Oklahoma and Gail and her husband Mark Jones of Woodbury. A son, Tommy and his wife Mary Hale of Woodbury. Grandchildren, Scott and April Horne of Oklahoma, Jacob and Justin Horne of Woodbury, Jay Hale of Woodbury, Cassandra and Nick Morris of Oklahoma, Megan Hale of Woodbury, and Gabriell Jones of Woodbury. Three great grandchildren, Aaron and Jordan Horne and Destinyi Horne. One sister, Dorothy and her husband George Jones of McMinnville. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael P. Higham, Sr.

Nov 2 2007

36 year old Michael P. Higham, Sr. of Smyrna, Delaware died Tuesday. He was born in Wilmington, Delaware. Higham was a pipe fitter for Delcard Associates in Wilmington for three years and previously worked for WSMW for 10 years. The funeral will be Monday at noon at the Chapel of Berry-Short Funeral Home in Milford, Delaware. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Milford Community Cemetery in Milford, Delaware. He was preceded in death by a brother, Rodney M. Higham, Jr. and his step-father, Ronnie Vickers. He is survived by a son, Michael Paul Higham, Jr. of Smyrna; his mother, Katherine Myers Vickers of Milford; his father and step-mother, Rod and Janice Higham of Smithville. His maternal grandfather, Edward A. Myers of Wilmington. His sister-in-law, Marlene Higham of Ellendale; his wife, Roxanne Higham of Middletown, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. The Berry-Short Funeral Home in Milford, Delaware is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Landon C. Arnold

Nov 2 2007

80 year old Landon C. Arnold of McMinnville died Friday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a retired nurseryman with Haley Nursery, a member of the Church of Christ, and an Elder at the Oak Grove Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jonathan Stubblefield will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Nora Ferrell Arnold; two brothers, Brown and Warren Arnold; and a sister, Ruth Hendrix. Survivors include his wife, Lera Walker Arnold of McMinnville. Three daughters, Cathy Mansell of Morrison, Janice and her husband Paul Ward of Smithville, and Hope and her husband Chip Knight of McMinnville. One son, Martin Arnold of McMinnville. Nine grandchiildren, Heather Newby, Misty Arnold, Courtney Newby, Madison Arnold, Braden, William and John Carter Knight all of McMinnville, Ryan Ward of Smithville, and Kristian Mansell of Livingston. Eleven great grandchildren and one sister, Maxine Driver of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cory Lynn Judkins

Nov 2 2007

28 year old Cory Lynn Judkins of McMinnville died suddenly Thursday at his residence. He was a Rutherford County native, and a sales clerk for Sears. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Madison Street Baptist Church, where he was a member. Jackie Matheny, Bobby Southard, and Alton Scruggs will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Christine Smith and his paternal grandfather, Nelson Judkins. He is survived by a daughter, Abigail Judkins of McMinnville. His parents, Larry and Phyllis Judkins of McMinnville. A brother and sister-in-law, John Kelly and Jaime Judkins of McMinnville. Nieces, Ashlyn and Adison Judkins of McMinnville. His maternal grandfather, Reverend Carl Smith of McMinnville. His paternal grandmother, Lounette Judkins of McMinnville. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

T.C. McMillen

Nov 1 2007

78 year old T.C. McMillen of Alexandria died Wednesday at his residence. He was a member and trustee at at the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everitt and Leona Robinson McMillen; and a sister, Ruby Paris. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sue McMillen of Alexandria. A daughter and son-in-law, Paulette and Kenneth Rich of Alexandria. A son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Sheila McMillen of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Jeff and his wife Latasha Rich and Justin Rich all of Murfreesboro, and Sam McMillen of Alexandria. Two brothers, Robert and his wife Betty McMillen and Victor and his wife Debbie McMillen all of Alexandria. An uncle, Thomas McMillen of Lascassas. An aunt, Frances Harbin of Nashville and several nieces and nephews. Brothers-in-law, Jack and his wife Nell Johnson and Paul Johnson all of Alexandria. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the New Hope Baptist Church Children's Fund, or the DeKalb County Fair.

Michael Cantrell

Oct 31 2007

57 year old Michael Cantrell of Smithville died Tuesday at the V.A. Hospital in Nashville. He was a staff announcer at WJLE and a retired manager of K-Mart in McMinnville. He was also a Methodist. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine Neely Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Betty Cantrell. Three sons, Anthony Cantrell, Corey and his wife Nena Cantrell. and Brent and his wife Donna Turner all of Smithville. One daughter, Tonja her husband Michael Moore of Murfreesboro. Six grandchildren, Ethan, Raven and Eli Cantrell all of Smithville, Luke Moore of Murfreesboro, Sydney Turner of Smithville, and Matthew Moore of Murfreesboro. His father, Bernice Cantrell of Smithville. One sister, Sherre and her husband Brett Curtis and a brother, Douglas and his wife Lynn Cantrell all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, to help meet funeral expenses.

Kay Anita Ray

Oct 28 2007

56 year old Kay Anita Ray of Clarksville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania and was a waitress. A memorial service will be held Friday (November 2nd) at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren A. and Shirley A. Herin Rhoades and her husband, Robert D. Ray, Jr. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley M. and her husband Patrick Dandurand of Alexandria. A son, Robert D. Ray III of Alabama. Grandchildren, Dylan J. Dandurand and Nickolas A. Dandurand both of Alexandria. Two brothers, Arthur A. Rhoades of Kulpmont, Pennsylvania and Paul J. Herin, Jr. of Pennsylvania. A niece, Cathy A. Russell of Kulpmont, Pennsylvania. A great niece, Courtney L. Russell of Kulpmont, Pennsylvania. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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