89 year old Louise Elizabeth Gibbs Bailiff of Dowelltown died Sunday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was a member of Dowelltown Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 P.M at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Rickey Scott will officiate with burial in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m until 9:00 p.m and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford Crawford and Bessie Lee Martin Gibbs, and two grandchildren, Jeff and Tara Frazier. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bratten Bailiff of Dowelltown. Four children, Bobbie and husband Harold Lanier of Mt. Juliet; Robert Bratten Bailiff, Jr. of Alexandria; Ann and husband Garlon Frazier of Liberty, and Doris and husband Edward James of Liberty. Ten grandchildren, Kaye Lytle, Bob Lanier, June Keith, Gerald Bailiff, Ricky Bailiff, Tiwanda Hall, Garnette Taylor, Denise Griffin, Kerri Wiser, and Steven Frazier. Sixteen great-grandchildren. Three great-great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Delores Murphy of Liberty and Linda Dutch of McMinnville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
76 year old James C. "Jim" Fields of New Hope Road, Alexandria died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was born in Whitesburg, Kentucky, the son of Phoebe Adkins Fields and the late Nelson Fields. Three brothers, Delmer, Howard, and Richard Fields preceded him in death. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1974. He was married to Jeanette Ellis, who also preceded him in death. Fields was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Matthew Long will officiate and burial will follow with military honors at the Pisgah Cemetery. The Fields family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Fields is survived by his mother, Phoebe Fields of Whitesburg, Kentucky. Five daughters, Pam and husband Mark Dillard of Alexandria; Arlene and husband Bob Davis of Vidalia, Georgia; Sonya Fields of Lebanon; Jimmie Alvis of Lebanon, and Rhonda Armendariz of Jacksonville, Arkansas. Seven grandchildren, Clint and wife Deddie Johnson, Lance and wife Courtney Dillard, Brooke Bogle, Peyton Harper, Brittany and husband Andy Sanders, Ryan Temple, and Karen Mumphrey. Eight great grandchildren, Ellie, Davis, Emily, Zach, Dana, Andrew, Nathaniel, and Christopher. Five brothers, Ralph and wife Donna Fields, Orell and wife Laura Fields, Rex and wife Tilda Fields, Dean and wife Kathy Fields, and Gary Fields. Eight sisters, Katherine and husband Merle Haskins, Evelyn Cosgrif, Juanita and husband Curtis Caudill, Janet and husband Johnny Napier, Ella Mae and husband Mark Caudill, Helen and husband Danny Roberts, Libby and husband Johnny Honeycutt, and Lisa and husband David Howard. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
80 year old Rosie Maxine Driver of Warren County died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gath Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Darrell Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Nora Elizabeth Ferrell Arnold; husband, Robert V. Gene Driver; daughter, Joye Rose Driver; three brothers, Brown, Landon, and Warren Arnold; and a sister, Ruth Hendrix. Survivors include five daughters, Peggy McClain of Woodbury, Doris Driver of Rock Island, Pat and husband Phillip Pelham of McMinnville, Jewel and husband Darrell Kirby of Smithville, and Debbie and husband Jeff Scurlock of Smithville. A son, Robert and wife Debbie Driver of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lera Arnold of McMinnville; and several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
76 year old Brother Billy Robinson died Monday. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Chris Dickens and Gordon Lee will officiate and burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will be receive friends at the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday. Robinson was a graduate of Watertown High School and he attended Tennessee Technological University. He was a retired Baptist minister who began preaching at age 19. During his 55 years of ministry, he pastored the following churches: Mt. Herman Baptist Church, Upper Helton Baptist Church, Pleasant View Baptist Church, Forrest Park Baptist Church, Welchland Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, and Friendship Baptist Church. He was also retired from Sherwin-Williams and the City of Lebanon Water Department and was actively involved in the City of Lebanon retiree group. Survivors include his wife of fifty-five and a half years, Robbie Cope Robinson; daughter: Jan Robinson Barwin; granddaughter: Reca Danielle Barwin; sisters-in-law: Opal and her husband Dean Pirtle, Nina and husband Jimmy Gentry, and Linda and husband Edward Calvert; brothers-in-law: Aaron and wife Joyce Cope and Darrell Dean; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He is preceded in death by parents Arthur and Martha Murphy Robinson. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
82 year old Mary Frances Dyer of Murfreesboro died Tuesday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was a member of the Bible Church of Jesus, a Sunday school teacher, and she served as a church secretary and did hospital visitation. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Murfreesboro Funeral Home. John Tipton, Johnny Turner, and Terry Chapman will officiate and burial will be in the Coleman Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Murfreesboro Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed Gaines and Mamie Cleo Walker; husband, Jim Cephas Dyer; a son, James Michael Dyer; Grandsons, Joshua Brian Haley and Eric Jones; son-in-law, Jerry Bain; brothers, Clifford Gaines, James Eugene and Billy Joe Walker; and sisters, Lonnie Gay and Lillie May Walker. Survivors include a son, Gary Lynn and wife Kathleen Dyer of Murfreesboro. Two daughters, Deborah Eileen Bain of Smithville and Joy Renee and husband Bill Griffith of Murfreesboro. Eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and three very special friends, Martha White, Joyce White, and Marie Stacey. Murfreesboro Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
Derrick Ray Johnson-Mashburn, the newborn son of Fairy Johnson and Ray Mashburn, died Tuesday, August 9 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at noon at the home of his parents at 107 Circle Drive, Dowelltown. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. The child was preceded in death by his grandfather, Marvin Pittard; grandmother, Joann Mashburn; great grandparents, Earnest Mashburn, Ed Johnson, and Luree Johnson. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by brothers and sisters, Brian and Christopher Johnson, Alyssa Mashburn, and twin brother Erick Mashburn all of Dowelltown and Noel Mashburn of Kansas. Grandparents, Bobby Johnson of Cookeville, Kathy Johnson of Smithville, and Junior and Peanut Mashburn of Dowelltown. Great grandparents, Carmine Bain of Smithville and Mildred Mashburn of Alabama. Aunts and uncles, Mary Johnson and Jamie Barrett of Woodbury, Mark Johnson and Kayla Conners of Cookeville, Lisa Moody and Jimmy Robinson of Woodbury, Rachel Spurlock of Woodbury, Bobby Mashburn of Murfreesboro, Joel Mashburn of Whiteville, Brenda and David Fulton of Colorado, and Joseph Spurlock of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help pay for expenses.
71 year old David Lynn Bouldin of McMinnville died Wednesday of an extended illness at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a retired employee of the McMinnville Screw Machine and a member of the First Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Jason Nunley will officiate and burial will be in the Isom Cemetery in White County. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, B.H. and Velma Templeton Bouldin; a daughter, Cynthia Wilkins; grandparents, Claude and Hassie Templeton and John and Martha Bouldin; and mother-in-law, Audra Tibbs. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Young Bouldin of McMinnville. Three children, Jonathan Bouldin, Julia Bouldin, and Jason Bouldin all of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren. A brother-in-law, Roger Young of Smithville. Step father-in-law, Willard Tibbs of Fayetteville and several nieces and nephews. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.
56 year old Ricky Byron Fitts of Smithville died Tueday at his residence. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and in Masonry. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Byron and Joan Faye Young Fitts. Survivors include a son, Derrick Byron Fitts of Smithville. A step-daughter, Dana Lynn Davenport of Smithville. Two step grandchildren, Braxton Carter and Karlee Gladden. A sister, Cindy Knopp of Smithville. A brother, Jeremy Fitts of Nashville. Two nieces, Carrie Talley of Alexandria and Kayla Edwards of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
68 year old Kenneth Randolph Hayes of McMinnville died Friday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a retired truck driver with Airco Gas Company and a nurseryman. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Hayes was preceded in death by his parents, John Roland and Ella Jane Hayes; his wife, Doris Hayes; two sisters, Nannie Mai Easterly and Irene Hayes; and two brothers, Alton and J.C. Hayes. Survivors include two daughters, Tracie Dunn and Kim and husband Dale Nunley. Six grandchildren, Meagan Butcher, Madison and Hailey Taylor, Braiden Dunn, Bryce Fulton and Taylor Nunley all of McMinnville. Two brothers, Harry Lee Hayes of McMinnville and Toy Hayes of Smithville. One sister, Frances Hayes of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that all donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, in lieu of flowers, to help with burial expenses.
36 year old Melissa Faye Yost of Smithville died Tuesday at StoneCrest Medical Center. She was a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Larry Green will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jason Yost. Survivors include her parents, Al and Vicki Yost of Smithville. A sister, Jasmine Yost of Smithville. A great uncle, John Titus of Burnham, Illinois and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.