Obituaries

Eleanor Snow Burns

Nov 27 2017
Eleanor Snow Burns

Eleanor Snow Burns, age 86, died on Friday, November 24, 2017 of natural causes in her hometown of Smithville, Tennessee. She was born on May 23, 1931, to Robert Lee and Virgie Mangum Snow. Eleanor was one of eleven children: Howard Snow (deceased), Robert Snow (deceased), Wiley Snow (deceased), Carl Snow (deceased), Willie Snow (deceased), Edgar Snow of Knoxville, TN, Frances Snow Poss (deceased), Joanna Snow Moore (deceased), Elizabeth Snow Edwards (deceased) and Mary Snow Morgan of Dayton, OH.

If you could choose one attribute for Eleanor, it was loyalty to her family. Eleanor was also known for her independent spirit, generous heart, and quick wit. She was a fun-loving cheerleader, and a scrappy basketball player in high school. She married the late Hugh Burns of Fayetteville, TN on Christmas Eve, 1955, and they remained happily married until Hugh’s passing in 2003. Eleanor and Hugh met during his employment with the Smithville Review newspaper. The young couple eventually moved to Nashville, where Hugh joined the John H. Harland Company. They moved to Orlando, FL in 1965, and then to Atlanta, GA in 1969. Eleanor and Hugh loved traveling the world; they rode camels by the Great Pyramids, danced through Italy and trekked the Great Wall of China.

Eleanor was a proud and an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and The Mayflower Society, tracing her father’s Snow family lineage to the Stephen Hopkins family of Plymouth Colony in 1620. She was also an accomplished amateur artist, and her paintings adorn the homes and offices of many of her extended family.

Eleanor is survived by her son, Terrence Burns and his wife Daniela of Atlanta, and her granddaughter Anna Burns and her husband Bryce Evans of Los Angeles.

Pallbearers are Dwayne Snow (nephew), Ed Snow (nephew), Jeff Morgan (nephew), Jerry Poss (nephew), Harry Poss (nephew), Ryan Magness (grandnephew), Buzz Ruffin (nephew-in-law) and Robin Treadway (nephew-in-law). Honorary pallbearers are her beloved nieces and nephews, some of whom she named, helped raise and all of whom she loved like her own all of her life.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm on Wednesday, November 29th, and services at 1pm on Thursday, November 30th, at the Love Cantrell Funeral Home, 100 E Church Street, Smithville TN 37166.

Lois Walker

Nov 27 2017
Lois Walker

Lois Walker age 74 of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning, November 26, 2017 at Tri-Star Skyline in Madison. She was born March 31, to her parents, the late T.J. and Alene Murphy Bandy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Bandy and 3 grandchildren. Lois was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ, a former nursery worker and retail worker. She retired and became a loving housewife and homemaker, mother and grandmother to all. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Douglas Walker of Smithville; 3 children, Eddie (Phyllis) Walker, Jeanette (Kenneth) Neal and Steve (Felicia) Walker all of Smithville; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren in addition to many nieces, nephews and friends also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating and burial will follow in Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 11 AM until 8 PM and Wednesday 9 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Louise Winchester

Nov 24 2017
Ruth Louise Winchester

73 year old Ruth Louise Winchester of Smithville passed away Wednesday at her residence. She was a Pentecostal and a retired seamstress. The funeral will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly and Curtis Young will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie and Ruby Bogle Hale; two husbands, James Winchester and Wayne Winchester; and a brother, Ray Donald Hale. Survivors include six children, Michelle and Tim Lord of Missouri, Jeff and Meresa Winchester, Ernie and Vanessa Winchester, Jan Winchester, Jason and Jennifer Winchester, and Jennifer and Kevin Agee all of Smithville. Fourteen grandchildren, Amber and Ashley Lord, J.J. and Amanda Winchester, Tiffany and Heath Robinson, Jacob Winchester, Nicholas and Quincie Winchester, Maci Arnold, Justin Keri, and Lucas Winchester, and Nikolas, Briona, and Cali Agee. Four great grandchildren and a sister, Ruby Nell and Don Driver of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the House of Prayer Building Fund.

Dean Johnson Estes

Nov 22 2017
Dean Johnson Estes

Dean Johnson Estes was born November 3, 1923 in Lebanon to her parents, the late William George and Lillie Lora Shepherd Johnson and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, November 21, 2017 at the Pavilion in Lebanon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Billy Lewis Estes, Sr.; her 2 sons, Billy Lewis Estes, Jr. and Donald Johnson Estes; 2 grandsons, Marshall Hunter Estes and Jasen Travis Estes; 4 brothers, James Douglas Johnson, Perry Huffman Johnson, Howard Milton Johnson and William Glenn Johnson; 2 brothers-in-law, Lester Albert and Raymond Thorne; sister-in-law, Sue Bass Johnson; her father and mother-in-law, Herman Lewis and Gerda Faye Estes; brother-in-law, Glen Estes, Sr.; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jean and Howard Arrington. She leaves to cherish her memory, 2 grandsons, Billy Lewis "Trey" Estes III and Wife, Mary Neil Estes of Lebanon and Michael Houston and wife, Hays Estes of Nashville; daughter-in-law, Nancy Cantrell Estes of Franklin; great-grandchildren, Billy Lewis Estes, IV and Emily, Micah Ryne Estes and Chelsie, Brady Dean Estes, Benjamin Donald Estes, Mary Caroline Ferguson and Evan Ferguson all of Lebanon; great-great-grandchildren, Billy Lewis Estes, V, Gemma, Marly and Nash Ferguson and Aden Estes; brother, Robert Norris (Norma Ruth) Johnson; 2 sisters, Vermell Johnson Albert of New Port Richey, FL; Betty June Johnson Thorne of Lebanon; sisters-in-law, Ruby Johnson of Oak Ridge, TN, Lucy Johnson of August, GA and Dorothy Johnson of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews also survive. Ms. Dean was a resident of Smithville for 75 years, she moved to Lebanon on the death of her son, Billy, Jr. to live with her grandson Trey and family. She and her husband owned and operated Estes Shoe Store in Smithville for many years, she also served as DeKalb County Circuit Court Clerk, secretary at WJLE for over 15 years and retired from Union Planters Bank. During the war while her husband was in the Army, she worked as time clerk at Milton TN Shell Loading Plant. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and attended the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Funeral services honoring Ms. Dean's life will be conducted 1:30 PM Saturday, November 25, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Kevin Medlin officiating and there will be a private interment held. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 11:30 AM until the time of the service at 1:30PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Gideon Bibles, Lighthouse Christian Camp or the charity or your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sue Dexter Beshearse

Nov 21 2017
Sue Dexter Beshearse

Sue Dexter Beshearse age 75 of Dowelltown passed away Tuesday morning, November 21, 2017 at her daughter's residence. She was the daughter of the late Clyde and Irene Webb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, AW Beshearse; 2 children, Gary and Delisa Dexter; 2 brothers, WH Webb and Ray Donald Webb. Sue was a faithful member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. She is survived by 1 daughter, Tina (James) Boston of Dowelltown; 4 grandchildren, Ashley Bain of Dowelltown, Andy (Shelby) Bain of Monterey, Dakota Dexter of Nashville and Savanah Dexter of Cookeville; 2 great-grandchildren, Natalya McCarty of Dowelltown and Sylas Bain of Monterey; 2 sisters, Gail (Doyle) Slager of Dowelltown and Patty (Eddie) Malone of Smithville; sister-in-law, Betty Webb of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral service will be conducted 1:00PM Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Eric Barrett and Mike Carpenter officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 4 PM until 8 PM and Wednesday 10 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, in memory of Sue. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Thomas "Tommy" Reeder

Nov 21 2017

Charles Thomas "Tommy" Reeder was born May 26, 1951 in Wilson Co. son of the late J.L. Reeder and Lena Sorrells Reeder. He departed this life on Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2017 at the age of 66yrs. He was preceded in death by brother, William Edward "Billy" Reeder and brother-in-law,Joe Hayes. Survivors include six siblings, Virginia (Tommy Lowe) Curtis, Betty (Sam) Swindell, Nancy Hayes, Carolyn (Gary) Rice, Fred (Edwina) Reeder, Linda George and sister-in-law, Patsy Reeder, along with many nieces, nephews, and several cousins. Tommy was a truck driver, heavy equipment operator, and he trained and showed horses. A memorial service for Tommy will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown, TN with Bro. Tommy Lowe Curtis officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. till service time Wednesday. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME (615) 237-9318

Terry Lynn Powell

Nov 14 2017

56 year old Terry Lynn Powell of Alexandria died at his residence. He was a construction worker, a Baptist, and a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until the service time. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wayne Powell and Brystice Amanger Enlow and a brother, Ronald Powell. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Granstaff Powell of Alexandria. Children, Shianna Powell and Savanna Powell of California. Four grandchildren, Brothers, Jeff Powell and Donald Powell. Step-mother, Kaye Powell. Step-father, Everett Wright. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Milas Marie (Hooper) Barnes Hibdon

Nov 14 2017
Milas Marie (Hooper) Barnes Hibdon

Mrs. Milas Marie (Hooper) Barnes Hibdon, age 88 of McMinnville, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 12, 2017 of an extended illness.

Milas was born Easter Sunday, March 31, 1929 in Smithville, Tennessee to the late Albert Lee and Flora Ruth (Trusty) Hooper.

Milas worked at Smithville Shirt Factory where she raised her three boys as a single mother, and in later years she raised her niece. Her favorite saying was "as long as we have each other we can do anything." She loved to sew and draw blue prints for houses. She loved the Lord with all her heart and served Him all her life, she believed in prayer and prayed for her family and friends and was a member of Gath's Womens Prayer Group. She was a member of Gath Baptist Church McMinnville, TN.

Milas is survived by her sons, Danny L. Barnes and wife Diannia of McMinnville, TN, Jimmy D. Barnes and wife Sharon of Rock Island, TN and Ricky L. Barnes and wife Rebecca of McMinnville, niece, Sheila (Florida) Miner and husband Tom of McMinnville, TN, four sisters, Peggy (Hooper) Parsley and husband Clayton of Smithville, TN, Bill (Hooper) Poss and husband W.J. of Smithville, TN, Dean (Hooper) Johnson of Smithville,TN, Sue (Hooper) Baker of Smithville, TN, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Seven grandchildren, Danya Barnes, Dessa Burch and husband Eric Burch, Daniel Barnes, Samuel Barnes, Michael Barnes, Zachary Younglove, and Jahir Hernandez. Two great grandchildren, Braylon Burch and Erica Burch.

Preceded in death by her husband of 18 years H.D. Hibdon, her sons' father, Alvie H. Barnes, parents Albert Lee and Flora Ruth (Trusty) Hooper, two brothers, Hoyte Hooper and Samuel Eugene Hooper, three sisters, Hettie Maureen (Hooper) Florida, Doris (Hooper) Cripps, Faye (Hooper) Trotter Rawls, nephew, Tim Florida, and niece Jackie Hedger.

Visitation for Mrs. Milas Barnes Hibdon will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 3 PM to 9 PM at the Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Also Wednesday, November 15 from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Gath Baptist Church.

Funeral Service for Mrs. Milas Barnes Hibdon will be 1 PM Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Gath Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Stewart officiating.

Interment will be in Gath Cemetery, McMinnville, TN.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels or Gath Baptist Church Womens Prayer Group.

Online condolences may be made to the family at gardensofmemoryfuneralhome.com

Elverda P. Aucoin

Nov 12 2017
Elverda P. Aucoin

Elverda P. Aucoin age 96 of Alexandria, died Saturday morning, Nov. 11, 2017 at the Lebanon Health & Rehab Center. Born Apr. 11, 1921 in Napoleonville, LA, she was the daughter of the late Whitney and Nellie Ayo Aucoin and was preceded in death by her brother, Russell Joseph Aucoin and a niece, Shirley Faith Elias. She was a cosmetologist and operated a beauty shop for over 40 years. Bert is survived by her nieces and nephews, Russell Aucoin, Jr. of Princeton, KY, Diana Kubic of Lebanon, Gale (Raywood) Bourque of Morgan City, LA, Michael (Patricia) Aucoin of Alexandria, Ellen Moxley of Oklahoma, Ronald (Joann) Aucoin of Morgan City, LA and a number of great and great great nieces and nephews. Visitation with the Aucoin family will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home. Entombment will take place on Wednesday at the Morgan City Mausoleum in Louisiana. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME (615) 237-9318

Ms. Cola Dean Bilbrey

Nov 12 2017
Ms. Cola Dean Bilbrey

Ms. Cola Dean Bilbrey age 87 of Smithville passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was born July 25, 1930 to her parents, Clyde and Gertrude Speck Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Bilbrey; son, Michael David Bilbrey and 1 brother, A.J. Miller. She founded Sunbelt Real Estate, Cola Dean was the first broker in DeKalb County to join the Eastern Middle TN Association of Realtors. She was a pioneer in her profession. Cola Dean was an appraiser and a faithful member of the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing, for a time she sang with The Emmanuels and also enjoyed singing with her children and family. Survivors include 1 daughter, June Bilbrey (Bill) Benson of Smithville; son, Mark (Karen) Bilbrey of Florida; 6 grandchildren, Franklin (Jenny) Baker, Robin Baker, Jeremy Bilbrey, Brandi Bathon, Dustin Bilbrey and B.J. Bilbrey; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Colleen Alexander and Betty Jean King. A Celebration of Life for Cola Dean will be conducted 1 PM Friday, November 17, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk and Jenny Baker officiating and burial will follow in Harris Chapel Cemetery in Rickman with a graveside service at 3:30 PM. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 6:PM until 8:PM and Friday 11 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. In addition to flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer's Association, in memory of Ms. Cola Dean. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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