Obituaries

Velma Farler

May 26 2008

95 year old Velma Farler of the Snow Hill Community died Sunday. She was a life long member and at the time of her death, the oldest member, of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Snow Hill United Methodist Church where visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Royce Martin and Doyle Slager will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Farler was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny F. and Ellie Crook Hendrixson; her husband, Othel Claxton Farler, and a brother, James Monroe Hendrixson. Survivors include a daughter, Billie Sue Parker of Smithville. A grandson, Kenneth W. Parker and his wife Doris of Gallatin. Memorials may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Snow Hill United Methodist Church, 3895 Dale Ridge Road, Liberty 37095. The Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Raymond Jewell

May 26 2008

65 year old Charles Raymond Jewell of Smithville died Sunday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a native of Watertown, employed at Texas Boot Company, and was a farmer. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Mark Miller will officiate and burial will be in the Poplar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Martha Ann Ingram Jewell and sons, Kevin Raymond Jewell and Daryl Wayne Jewell. Survivors include his wife, Geneva Reynolds Jewell of Smithville. A son, Teddy and his wife Sandy Jewell of Gallatin. Grandchildren, Karri Jewell of Smithville and Teddy Wayne, Josh and Chad Jewell of Gallatin. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry League, Jr.

May 23 2008

32 year old Larry League, Jr. of Silver Point died Thursday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a heavy equipment operator and a member of the Northside Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Carr, Jr. and Byrnes Lyons will officiate and burial will be in the Silver Point Church of Christ Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 5:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry League, Sr. and Judy League; his maternal grandparents, Claudie and Bonnie League and his paternal grandfather, Donald League. He is survived by two daughters, Tiffani League of Cookeville and Nakita League of Sparta. Two sons, Lance Clark League of Gallatin and D'Andre League of McMinnville. A sister, Loretta and her husband William Clemmons of Georgia. His paternal grandmother, Jeanette League of Smithville. Two nieces, Victoria and Bria Clemmons of Georgia. Three aunts, Claudine and her husband Fred Searcy of Smithville, Gweynda League of Smithville, and Gennelle League of Smithville. One uncle, Don League of Silver Point. A great aunt, Mary and her husband Virgil Carr of Nashville. Special friend, Dusty Gunter of Silver Point and a host of cousins and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas E. Carr

May 23 2008

54 year old Thomas E. Carr of Nashville died Thursday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Cordell Carson Evans

May 23 2008

74 year old Cordell Carson Evans of Smithville died Friday morning at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He was a member of New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church and was retired after 35 years of service from TRW. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ricky Arnold and Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershell and Nancy Bond Evans, Sr.; brothers, Jack, Donald, and Hershall Evans, Jr.; sisters, Nina May Evans, Dorothy Turner, and Lerlen Nelson. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Young Evans of Smithville. Children, Deborah and her husband Brian Lehan of Madison and Dell Evans and Ricky and his wife Sherry Evans all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Renee and her husband Jason Walker of Smithville, Sarah and her husband Kenny Harris of Lebanon and Stephanie Barber and Ashley Evans both of Smithville, David Evans of Carthage, and Amber, Ryan, Ethan, and Tristen Evans all of Smithville. Eight great grandchildren also survive along with a brother, Milburn and his wife Lorene Evans of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Clifton Robinson

May 23 2008

86 year old Charles Clifton Robinson of Smithville died Thursday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was a retired factory worker and a farmer. Robinson was also a Mason, a member of Liberty Lodge #77. He served in the United States Army from December 26th, 1942 to December 20th, 1945. He was a technician, fifth grade, and served with the 3808th Quartermasters Truck Company. Robinson was in combat in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, the European Theater Ribbon with five bronze stars, the Good Conduct Metal, and the World War II Victory Medal. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. A Masonic Service will be Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Ethel Hullett Robinson; a brother, Edward Robinson; and three sisters, Calysta Pedigo, Delia Foutch, and Lois Williams. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jacqueline Evans Robinson. Seven children, Wayne and his wife Gloria Robinson, Wanda and her husband Gary Russell, Joyce and her husband Tommy Alexander, Debra Robinson and special friend Hilton Conger, Jackie and her husband Tommy Stockling, David and his wife Linda Robinson all of Smithville, and Terry and his wife Sara Robinson of Cookeville. Thirteen grandchildren, Andy and his wife Chrissy Prichard, Mark Prichard, Nick and his wife Stacey Robinson, Chris and his wife Tonya Robinson, Rob Alexander, David Alexander, Amy and her husband Tim Tobitt, Tyler Robinson, Chip Robinson, Heath Robinson, Cody Robinson, Emily Robinson, and Macey Robinson. Two step-grandchildren, Kristi Russell and Amy Gosnell both of Kansas City, Missouri. Eight great grandchildren, Isaac, Keirstine, Kaden, Hunter, and Chloe Robinson, and Evan Prichard, Caroline, and Madelyn Tobitt. Two brothers, Brisco and his wife Helen Robinson of Cookeville and Carl and his wife Jo Robinson of Morrison. Three sisters, Omega Hayes, Mary and her husband Paul Parsley, and Jo and her husband Jesse Baker all of Smithville. A brother-in-law, James Foutch. A sister-in-law, Marie Robinson. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Elizabeth Chapel Building Fund, Katherine Conger Memorial Scholarship Fund, Lighthouse Christian Camp, or a book to the local schools or public libraries.

Jim Moore, Jr.

May 21 2008

81 year old Jim Moore, Jr of Woodbury died Tuesday of an extended illness. He was born in Smithville. He was also a Baptist, a U.S. Army veteran having served in Korea, and he was a sewing machine mechanic at the Vanderbilt Shirt Manufacturing Company for 26 years. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Frank Blair will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Riley and Ollie Gertrude Pack Moore and a daughter, Starreta. Survivors include his wife, Sara Ford Moore of Woodbury. A son, Paul and his wife Jean Parker of Readyville. A brother, Kenneth Moore of Smithville. A sister, Myrtis Winton of Smithville. Grandchildren, Kevin and his wife Michelle Parker of LaVergne and Leandra and John Habel of Unionville. One great grandchild, Emma Habel of Unionville. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Christie Darlene Bouldin Bennett

May 19 2008

47 year old Christie Darlene Bouldin Bennett of Dowelltown died suddenly Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. A graveside service will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Bybee's Chapel Cemetery in Warren County. David Carden will officiate. The body is at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Bouldin and a brother, Jodie Crick. Survivors include her husband, Vernon Bennett of Dowelltown. Two sons, Charles William Boles of Winchester and Michael Lloyd Boles of McMinnville. A step-son, Christopher Vernon Pasarew of Austin, Texas. A step-daughter, Kelsye Blair Reynes of Dallas Texas. Grandchildren, Wesley Coppinger, Sam Boles, and Alyssa Boles. Her mother, Ann Bouldin of Rock Island. Sisters, Debbie Hayes of Fairview Heights, Illinois and Judy Martin of Rock Island. Brothers, Gary Wayne Bouldin of Carthage and Michael Allen Bouldin of McMinnville. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Ray Herman

May 18 2008

58 year old Kenneth Ray Herman of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital of an extended illness. He was a member of the Smartt Station Church of God, a Vietnam veteran, and a nursery worker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Johnny Carr will officiate and burial will be in Smyrna Cemetery in Warren County. Military Grave Rites will be held by the American Legion Post #183 and and the V.F.W. Post #5064. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. Herman and Daisy Herman; a daughter, Julie Herman; a granddaughter, Megan Henson; sisters, Carol Ann Herman and Mary Frances Turner; a brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Billye Herman; and brother-in-law, Jerry Reeder. Survivors include a daughter, Lesa Wilson of McMinnville. Two brothers and sister-in-law, Jack and Brenda Herman of Smithville and John E. Herman of Christiana. Two sisters and brother-in-law, Kathy Reeder of Ringgold, Georgia and Anita and Tony Martin of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Marilin Herman of McMinnville. A brother-in-law, Paul Turner of McMinnville. Special grandson, Jay Martin of McMinnville. Special friend, Jerri Mason of McMinnville. Special nephew, John Turner of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

LeRoy Hale

May 17 2008

58 year old LeRoy Hale of Woodbury died Friday in Nashville. He was disabled and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. His parents were the late Joe Eddie Hale and Christine Davenport Hale. Survivors include a brother, Doyle Hale of Dowelltown. Two sisters, Joyce Hale of Woodbury and Kathy Phillips of Dowelltown. Four nieces, Teresa Underwood, Diane Hale, Caylee Hale, and Kim Ward. Three nephews, Gary Phelps, Joey Phelps, and Kris Hale. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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