73 year old Robert "Bob" Milantoni of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Milantoni was a long time patrol officer for the Detroit Police Department. He retired from the department in 1986. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lieutenant Colonel P.A. Milantoni. Survivors include children, Lisa and husband Mark Nadon of St. Clair Shores, Jonathan and wife Amy Milantoni of St. Clair Shores, Donald Milantoni of Pompano Beach, Florida, and Douglas and wife Debbie of Eastpointe. Grandchildren, Meaghan and husband Matthew Lopiccolo, David, Daniel, Andrew, and Michael Nadon, Matthew and Alexandria Milantoni, Nicholas Milantoni, and Braiden and Hannah Quinn. Sisters and brothers, Anita Spartaro, John and wife Nancy Milantoni, George and wife Helen Milantoni, Fred Milantoni, Kathy Lint and Jena Elman. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
53 year old Gwynn Prater of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a pipe fitter. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Cemetery. No visitation will be held. Prater was preceded in death by his parents, William Prater and Dorothy Greer Ervin; and a sister, Gail Walker. Survivors include a half-sister, Shirley and husband Raymond Joslyn of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Ronnie Walker of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Donations may be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
89 year old Mary Virginia Ellis of Liberty died Saturday at her residence. She was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church and she attended the Fuller's Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Matt Long, Wilson Williams, and Elmer Ellis, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m.. Ellis was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Virginia Ardelia Tittsworth Malone; a son, William Schuyler Ellis, Jr. and brothers, C.H. Malone and Billie Malone. Survivors include her husband, Schuylar Ellis of Liberty. Children, Lois and husband Wilson Williams of Liberty, Brenda and husband Skipper Stewart of Georgia, and Deborah and husband Don Castner of Clarksville. Grandchildren, LeeAnn and husband Michael Prince, Shasta and husband Billy Stanton, Will and wife Dana Stewart, Daniel and wife Emily Stewart, Beth Castner, and Matthew Castner. Great grandchildren, Parker Prince, Bill Stanton, Ben Stewart, Ross Stewart, and Ryder Stewart. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
81 year old Hugh Morris Young of Liberty died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was an auto body mechanic and a deacon at the Faith Congregational Methodist Church. He was born in Warren County. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Josh Hale will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday fron noon until the service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Lee Young; his parents, Dibrell Parker Young and Lula Gertrude Curtis Young; and a son, Joe Donald Young. Survivors include children, Eddie and wife Ernestine Young of Smithville, Terry and wife Lanee Young of Mount Juliet, Sherry and husband Charles Williams of Alexandria, Donna and husband Danny Hale of Brush Creek, Jeff and wife Julie Young of Alexandria, and Lesa and husband Alan Hayes of Liberty. Granddaughters, Whitney and husband Hunter Wharton and Chelsie Young. Grandsons, Eddie Young, Jr., Joe Donald Young, Jr., Jacob and wife Crystal Young, Joey and wife Melissa Hight, Joshua and wife Connie Hale, Justin Hale, Lincoln and wife Amy Young, Bailey Hayes, Garrett Hayes, and Charlie Young. Great grandchildren, Kayla, Zachary, and Ethan Hight, Madyson Young, and Zoi Hale. Two sisters, Dorothy Hale and Bessie Hendrix. A brother, John and his wife Mary Young. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
78 year old Harold Eugene Pack, Sr. of Smithville died Monday at River Park Hospital. Pack was a Baptist and he served in the U.S. Army. He was also a set-up man, machinist, and a truck driver. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Royce Martin and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Pack was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Virginia Pedigo Pack; a son, Steve Pack; brothers, Jim, Furman, Herman, and Othel Pack; and sisters, Katie Pack and Emma Butler. Survivors include his wife, Betty Barnes Pack of Smithville. Seven children, Shirl and husband Tiny Barnes of Smithville; June Riebe of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Harold E. Jr. and wife Paulette Pack of Westmoreland; Patricia Stokes of Leesburg, Florida; James and wife Pam Barnes of Centertown; and Rick and wife Cynthia Barnes of Smyrna. Ten grandchildren. Four great grandchildren. Two great great grandchildren and a sister, Sue Anderson of Detroit, Michigan. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
23 year old Brandon Michael Gray of Smithville died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in Murfreesboro and was a factory worker. Brandon was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Bob and Bernice Coats and paternal grandparents William and Dixie Gray.
Survivors include his mother Renee’ Coats of Murfreesboro, father Robert (Bob) Gray of Woodbury, children Kaidynce Gray and Aidyn Eley, and a sister Kristina Gray of Woodbury.. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and family members also survive.
The memorial service is 3 P.M. Friday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Herb Alsup will officiate. Visitation is Friday from 12 P.M. Noon until 3 P.M. at McMinnville Funeral Home.
84 year old Reed Allen Turner died Sunday at the Pavilion in Lebanon. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon. Turner worked at TRW for over 30 years. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in Taylor Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be Monday at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Lemmie Haskel and Alta Elizabeth Cantrell Turner; his wife, Frances Ingram Turner; a granddaughter, Rachel Underhill; a great grandson, Trace Underhill; brothers, Boyd, Frank, and Kenneth Turner; and sisters, Earlene Johnson and Lena Parsley. Survivors include two daughters, Mildred Hembree of Cookeville and Judy White of Lebanon. Mother of his children, Robbie Taylor of Smithville. Three step-children, Melissa Archer of Lebanon, Melody and husband Tim Agee of Lebanon, and Danny and wife Diane Ingram of Lebanon. Grandchildren, Ken and wife Julie Underhill, and Stacey Nivens Watson. Great grandchildren, Zackery Underhill, Tyler Underhill, and Ezra Watson. Sisters, Helen Self of Liberty and Linda and husband Willie Moser of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
75 year old John Allen Judkins, Sr. of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Keltonburg United Methodist Church and a tree trimmer. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Evie Luna Judkins; his wife, Violet Judkins; and brothers and sisters, Norvel Judkins, William Harrison Judkins, Earlene Jefferies, and Elsie Adcock. Survivors include four children, Edward Judkins, John Judkins, Jr., and Elsie Judkins all of Smithville, and Tracy of Indiana. Grandchildren, Ed Jr., Lydia, Amanda, Brandy, and Shelly. Brothers, Frank Judkins, Lewis Judkins and Hobert Judkins all of Smithvillle. Sisters, Mary Adcock of Smithville, Jessie Mai Fleming of Pennsylvania, and Gloria Jean Martin of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Trust Fund for John's granddaughters, in lieu of flowers.
42 year old Lori Ann Eley of Smithville died Thursday. She was a member of the Catholic Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Visitation will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by a step daughter, Heather Eley and father-in-law, Don Eley. Survivors include her husband, Bruce Eley of Smithville. A son, Tyler James Seymour of the British Columbia. A step-son, Nathan Eley of Fort Worth, Texas. Two grandchildren, Kaidynce Faith Gray and Aidyn Michael Eley both of Smithville. Mother, Agnes Thomlison of British Columbia. Father, Lorn Thomlison of British Columbia. Brother, Craig Seymour of Canada. Mother-in-law, Vivian Eley of Woodbury. Sister-in-law, Donna Gwenn Eley Bush of Woodbury. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.
21 year old Heather Nichole Eley of Smithville died Thursday. She was a member of the Church of Christ, a student and homemaker. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Norman Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the Blue Wing Cemetery in Cannon County. Visitation will be Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Lori Eley; maternal grandmother, Suzanne Taylor; and paternal grandfather, Don Eley. Survivors include two children, Kaidynce Faith Gray and Aidyn Michael Eley. Her mother, Chrissy Eley of Fort Worth Texas. Her father, Bruce Eley of Smithville. A brother, Nathan Eley of Fort Worth Texas. Step brothers, Korben Deley of Fort Worth, Texas and Tyler Seymour of Canada. Step sisters, Hanna Denney, Kylee Deley, and Katey Deley all of Fort Worth, Texas. Step-mother, Hope Deley of Fort Worth, Texas. Paternal grandmother, Vivian Eley of Woodbury. Maternal grandfather, Randy Taylor of McMinnville. Maternal grandfather, John Ashley of McMinnville. High Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the family, in memory of Heather Nichole Eley at High Funeral Home.