Obituaries

James Loyd Bandy

Oct 9 2010

79 year old James Loyd Bandy of Smithville died Friday at his step-daughter's residence. He was a Baptist, a U.S. Army veteran, and a self-employed handyman. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Blues Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. Bandy was preceded in death by his parents, Matt and Erlene Bandy; his wife, Nell Bandy; and a daughter, Paulette Estes. He is survived by a sister, Hattie Adcock of McMinnville and two nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ricky Eugene "Munk" Reece

Oct 7 2010

51 year old Ricky Eugene "Munk" Reece of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. Reece was a nurseryman and he attended the Kingdom of Jesus Church. A memorial service will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Kingdom of Jesus Church. Glenn Chapman will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. His cremains will be buried at DeKalb Cemetery. Reece was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Sampson and Dorothy Dean Cantrell Reece; a son, Joshua Reece; and his grandmother, Velvo Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Doreen Reece of Smithville. Two daughters, Heather Reece of Nashville and Brenda and husband Charlie Tramel of Dowelltown. Step-children, Carl Young, Toby Young, and Chad Young all of Short Mountain. Three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Two brothers, Nickey Reece of Smithville and Arthur Dawson of Smithville. One sister, Vicky Lopez of McMinnville. His step-father, Raymond Ramon of McMinnville. The family requests that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Joe Harold Mason

Oct 6 2010

72 year old Joe Harold Mason of Liberty died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a car salesman, member of Salem Baptist Church, and a U.S. Navy veteran. Mason was also a graduate of DeKalb County High School and he attended Wayne State University. Mason was a member of the Alexandria Lodge #175, Short Mountain Lodge #373, and he was Past Master of DeKalb Lodge #358. Mason was a York Rite Knight Templar and he belonged to the Al Menah Shrine Clown Unit where he won five first place trophies. Mason was in the car business for over 30 years as manager of Jim Reed Chevrolet and part owner of Jackson Brothers Chevrolet. He was also an antique dealer for 20 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Mark Wade will officiate and burial will follow in Salem Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Mason was preceded in death by his father, Louie B. Mason, Sr. Survivors include his wife, Clara Jean Harris Mason of Liberty. Three children, Laura South and son-in-law, Daryl of Murfreesboro, Joe Harold Mason, Jr. of Melbourne, Florida, and David Mason of Branson, Missouri. Five grandchildren, Rachael and Kathryn South of Murfreesboro, Bailey, Hayden, and Shelby Mason of Branson, Missouri. His mother, Alene Mason of Lebanon. Brothers, Louie Mason, Jr. and wife Fran of Smyrna and John Mason and wife Dean of Watertown. Sisters, Donna Hatcher and husband Robert of McEwen and Sue Smallwood of Lebanon. An aunt, Betty Bailiff of Smithville. Nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Jane Yarbrough Cherry

Oct 6 2010

90 year old Jane Yarbrough Cherry of Nashville died Tuesday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. A memorial service will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Belle Meade Methodist Church. Scotty Smith will officiate and musical arrangements will be led by Angela Cleveland. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by a daughter, Patsi Cherry Braswell of Smithville. One son, Wink Cherry and wife Reina of Jacksonville, Florida. One brother, Tom Yarbrough of Franklin. Six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. One sister, Betty Woodard of Lake Charles, Louisiana and several nieces and nephews survive. The family has requested that donations be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center Building in lieu of flowers. Thisinformation provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Terry Phaup

Oct 5 2010

52 year old Terry Phaup of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was a Baptist and a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. A memorial service will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. Dan Gulley will officiate. No visitation will be held. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Doris Porter Phaup and a brother, Danny Phaup. Survivors include companion, Debra Tisdale of Smithville. A brother, Lawrence Phaup of Smithville and a sister, Cheryl Owen of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jesse James "Screw" Driver

Oct 4 2010

81 year old Jesse James "Screw" Driver of Elmwood died Sunday at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. He was a Smith 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. Jerry Driver and Charles Gentry will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery at Alexandria. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie C. and Ethel Fitts Driver; sisters, Virginia and husband Marvin Lynch; Josephine Driver, and Corrine and husband Luther Music; and brothers, Avin Driver and Lacy Lane Driver. Survivors include a sister, Mildred Thomas of Carthage. Brother and sister-in-law, Alex and Rosell Driver of Chestnut Mound. Sister-in-law, Bessie Driver of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Nevelene Reeder

Oct 4 2010

90 year old Nevelene Reeder of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bright Hill Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harmon Redmon and Oma Pack Summers; her husband, Clarence Reeder; and four brothers, Garlon, Jack, Nelson, and Lloyd Redmon. Survivors include two daughters, Doris Reed of Mississippi and Judy and husband Richard Medlen of Kentucky. Six grandchildren, Tamara Miles and Gueary Reed of Mississippi, Michael Medlen of Indiana, David Reed of Tennessee, Warren Edward Medlen of Minnesota, and Mat Medlen of Kentucky. Seven great grandchildren, Christina Medlen and Kennedy and Kayce Reed of Tennessee, Dena and Travis Miles of Mississippi, Daniel Mabry of Missouri, and Quincy Bell of Indiana. Two great great grandchildren, Emma Grace Miles of Mississippi and Kellen Mabry of Missouri. Three sisters, Lois Randall and Jeanette Young both of Smithville and Norene Anderson of Sparta. One brother, Mack Redmon of Murfreesboro. One special sister-in-law, Jo Dean Redmon of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arranagements.

Dorothy Louise Gray Burnett

Oct 3 2010

81 year old Dorothy Louise Gray Burnett of Alexandria died Saturday at Lebanon Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Macon, Georgia, the daughter of the late Thelma Chiles and Charles LeRoy Gray. Six brothers and sisters preceded her in death, Charles Gray, Tabitha Milam, Helen Ripley, Lila Mae Hitton, Bobby Gray, and Thelma Gray. A great granddaughter also preceded her in death, McKinsey Grace Cannon. She was married in 1948 to Walter Lee Burnett and they lived in Georgia until 1980 when they moved to Alexandria. She was a beautician and later a dental technician. While in Georgia, she was a member of the Atlanta First Church of the Nazarene and after moving to Alexandria, she became a member of the First Baptist Church in Alexandria. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. Dr. Curt Wagoner will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The Burnett family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the service at the church. Burnett is survived by her husband of 62 years, Walter Burnett of Alexandria. A son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Rebecca Burnett of Dowelltown. Two daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Loyd Dyer of Alexandria and Sharon and Sam Cooke of Pensacola, Florida. Seven grandchildren, Justin Burnett of Dowelltown, Jeremy and wife Cindy Burnett of Antioch, Keith and wife Brenda Cannon of Cookeville, Tracy and wife Leslie Cannon of Dowelltown, Brandon Dyer of Alexandria, Sunny Marie Hatchett of Gainesville, Georgia and Spencer Lee Hatchett of Dacula, Georgia. Two step-grandchildren, Lisa and husband Todd Hieatt of Cookeville and Denise Dyer of Franklin. Five great grandchildren, Madelene Lee Burnett, Peyton, Devin, Noah, and Hunter Bryce Cannon. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Buddy and Marian Gray of Dadeville, Alabama and Ray and Ilene Gray of Powder Spring, Georgia. A sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Walter Rabon of Conyers, Georgia. Sister-in-law, Dean Gray of Marietta, Georgia. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Donnie G. Taylor

Oct 3 2010

61 year old Donnie G. Taylor of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a member of the Short Mountain United Methodist Church. He was self-employed. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Underwood Cemetery in LaFayette. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Taylor was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Taylor; his father, C.H. Malone; and grandparents, Green and Ava Pedigo. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Taylor of Smithville. A daughter, Robin and husband Tommy Dozier of LaFayette. Four grandchildren, Corey Jenkins, Tyler Jenkins, Logan Dozier, and Eddie Lee Smith. One great grandchild, Alie Jayden Jenkins. Two brothers, Delmar Taylor of Brandon, Mississippi and Boyd Malone of Oak Ridge. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with expenses, in lieu of flower.

Richard Leon McDaniels, III

Sep 30 2010

Richard Leon McDaniels, III, newborn son of Patricia Ann Tindell and Richard Leon McDaniels, Jr. of Temperance Hall died Sunday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The infant is also survived by a brother, Cheyenne McDaniels and sisters, Paige McDaniels and Amber McDaniels. Grandparents, Patricia Parks of Sparta; Deborah Culwell of Smithville; Richard McDaniels, Sr. of Smithville and Keith Tindell of Sparta. Great grandparents, Jessie Teeples of Sparta and Era Lou Van Way of West Virginia. Several aunts and uncles also survive. A memorial service will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. George Reed will officiate. The McDaniels family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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