Obituaries

Melvin Reeder

Mar 12 2015

Melvin Reeder age 71 of Smithville passed away Thursday, March 11, 2015 at his residence. He was born February 3, 1944 to his parents, the late Julius and Vennie Mai Caldwell Reeder. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lindsay Reeder and 14 brothers and sisters. He was a member of Mt. Herman Baptist Church and attended The Baptist Tabernacle and was a retired nursery worker. Melvin is survived by his wife of 50 years, Christine Reeder of Smithville; 2 children, Charlie (Liz) Reeder of Putnam County and Regena Houk and Reggie Truitt of Smithville; 2 granddaughters, Amanda (Jeff) Rippy and Whitney Houk; 2 great-granddaughters, Sadie Mae and Charlie Ann Rippy; 2 adopted-at-heart great-grandchildren, MaKaylee and Cora Winchester; 3 sisters, Hazel Bowman of Carthage, Susie Vandergriff of Smithville, Sally Tims of Cookeville; several nieces and nephews and special care giver, Misty Dedmon. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Saturday, March 14, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Garry McBride officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Friday 1:PM until 9:PM and Saturday 8:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Hobert O. Judkins

Mar 11 2015

Hobert O. Judkins age 90 of Smithville passed away Tuesday night, March 10, 2015 at his residence. He was born February 17, 1925 to his parents, the late Jesse Shelby and Eva Lear Luna Judkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Norval, John and Harry Judkins; 2 sisters, Earlene Jefferies and Elsie Adcock. Mr. Hobert was an U.S. Army Veteran, serving in WWII in the Philippines, he was a retired metal fabricator for the sign industry. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Jonelda Judkins of Smithville; 6 children, Hobert, Jr. (Rebecca) Judkins of Smithville, Shelby James (Barbara) Judkins of Rock Island, David Allen (Christene) Judkins of Smithville, Michael Wayne (Virginia) Judkins of Sparta, Colleen (Tony) Hernandez of Jackson, Danny Glen (Elaine) Judkins of Texas; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Lewis and Frank Judkins both of Smithville; 3 sisters, Mary Adcock of Smithville, Jessie Fleming of Indiana, Gloria Jean Martin of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 PM Saturday, March 14, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial with military honors in the Jaco-Judkins Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 3:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:30PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Samuel Wayne Hopson

Mar 10 2015

Samuel Wayne Hopson age 49 of Smithville died Tuesday morning at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Born in San Diego, CA, he was the son of the late Samuel and Louise Wise Hopson. Sam is survived by his wife, Margaret Rogers Hopson of Smithville; sons, Michael (Kim) Lester of Defeated and Kevin (Betty) Lester of Lebanon; grandchildren, Madison, Taylor, Caleb and Bryleigh. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Owens officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10 a.m. till service time. Pallbearers, Michael and Kevin Lester, Richard Rogers, Rick West, Jason Hardwick, Dakota White; honorary pallbearers, Edward and Edsel Frazier, Wardell Harris, Raymond Tittle, Matt Stanley. Interment at Jennings Cemetery in Statesville. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Marie Robinson

Mar 9 2015

Marie Robinson age 86 of Smithville passed away Saturday night, March 7, 2015 at her residence. She was born March 21, 1938 to her parents, the late Talmadge and Myrtle Moore Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Robinson; daughter, Linda Malone; son-in-law, Wayne Blair; 5 sisters, Alta Vandergriff, Wilma Cubbins, Edith Seals, Ova Driver, Lena Vanderpool. Marie was a member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church where she served as Treasurer and was a member of the Snow Hill UMC Cemetery Committee for close to 40 years, she retired from Kingston Timers. Survivors include 1 son, Tim Robinson of Smithville; granddaughter, Whitney (Logan) Roberson of Boaz, KY; Son-in-law, Don (Pat) Malone of Chattanooga; step-daughter, Sue Blair of Smithville; step-grandchildren, Vickie (David) Haggard and Tim (Holly) Adcock; step-great-grandchildren, Katie and Ryan Haggard, Caroline and Jackson Adcock; 1 sister, Margie Close of Olive Branch, MS; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Kenneth Clayton and Perry Clayton officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 2:PM until 9:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Snow Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Willow Dean Atnip Keyt

Mar 9 2015

Willow Dean Atnip Keyt age 86 a native of DeKalb County and a longtime resident of McMinnville and Knoxville, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015 at University of Tennessee Medical Center. She was born April 11, 1928 to her parents, the late Burley L. and Novella Curtis Atnip. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Keyt, Sr., 4 sisters, Gertrude Worley, Viola Jelinek, Elsie McKeever and Alene Holmes Ladd; 3 brothers, Oliver Atnip, Jack Atnip and Dale Atnip. Dean was a member of the Madison Street Baptist Church and was a nursery worker. She is survived by her son, Charles E. Keyt, Jr. of Knoxville; granddaughter, Cassandra Keyt Berry of Charlottesville, VA; 1 brother, Jim Solon Atnip of Georgetown, Louisiana; 1 sister, Ruth Atnip Johnson of Monroe, Louisiana; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services and interment will be 1:PM Monday , March 9, 2015 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. There will no visitation or services held at the funeral home. Family and Friends will meet at the cemetery for the Graveside service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jo Ann Hughes Nichols

Mar 2 2015

73 year old Jo Ann Hughes Nichols died Saturday at Woodbury Health Care.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years: W.R. Nichols of Woodbury; Daughters: Arlene Wilson (Dewey Barrett) of Woodbury and Julie Fitts (David Speakman) of Smithville; Grandchildren: Jennifer (Joshua) Keomanivong, Andrea Davenport, Dana Davenport, Derrick Fitts, Jeffery “Bubba” Nichols and Dustin Nichols; Great Grandchildren: Kelvin & Jocelyn Keomanivong, Braxton Carter, Karlee Gladden and Natalie Nichols; Brothers-in-law, Thomas Earl Nichols & Roy Nichols; Siblings: Innette Gunter of Murfreesboro, J.B. (Ardana) Hughes of Warren Co. and J.C. (Joan) Hughes of Auburntown; Nieces and Nephews, Cindy Garrison, Jennifer Brown, Ruth Ann Watts, Cody Hughes, Lanny & Lyndsey Gunter; also surviving are many friends. Many cousins, nieces, nephews, and very many friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Clyde & Anna Belle Bogle Hughes and son, Jeffery William Nichols; sister-in-law, Ruth Harmon Nichols; Brother-in-law, William "Bill" Gunter.

Jo Ann loved spending time with her family, cooking, camping and fishing. Before she retired, she worked for Dekalb Telephone where she cleaned offices. She was a member of the Woodbury First Baptist.

Funeral Services will be 2 pm Saturday in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Van Nichols & Bro. Bobby Nichols officiating. Interment will follow in the Reed Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 1 pm to 9 pm Friday, March 06, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

Kayden Ray Fults

Mar 2 2015

Kayden Ray Fults, 2, went to fly with angels Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Dekalb Hospital. He was a native of Warren Co.
He is survived by his Mom, Kaycie Lynn Fults and Dad, Mark Johnson of Smithville; Siblings: Landon & Adrian Fults, Karlee & Joshua Johnson, Brooklyn Barnes all of Smithville; Grandparents: Jacky Fults of Smithville, Melissa Foster (Kenny) Young of Shelbyville, Kathy Johnson (Rick Hindsley) of Smithville; Great Grandparents: Viola Foster of Woodbury; Martha Fults of Smithville; Carmine Bain of Dowelltown; Special Cousins: Matt, Angie, Jacob & Emma Campbell of Woodbury; Uncles and Aunts: Cody & Tyler Fults of Shelbyville, Mary Johnson of Woodbury, Fairy Johnson of Smithville and Angela Ferrell; Cousin: Bridget Fults.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bobby Johnson and great grandfather, Roy Fults and Max Foster.

Kayden was a beautiful boy who loved fire trucks and was a Jr. Member of the DeKalb Co. Fire Dept. 6206 ½. He also loved books and Sponge Bob.

Funeral Services will be 2 pm Friday, March 05, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 8 pm Thursday, March 04, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

Fay Adcock

Mar 2 2015

Fay Adcock age 75 of Smithville passed away Saturday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born November 8, 1939 to her parents the late Lester and Myrtle Adcock McCormick. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Brian and Chris Adcock; daughter-in-law, Wilma Adcock; 1 brother, Melvin Adcock. She was a retired factory worker and attended the Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Franklin Adcock of Smithville; 2 sons, Ricky Adcock and Derwin (Beth) Adcock both of Smithville; 3 brothers, James McCormick of McMinnville, Bobby McCormick and Leonard McCormick both of Smithville; 3 sisters, Ann Hallum of Smithville, Linda Womack and Kathy Cannon both of McMinnville. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wallace Caldwell officiating and burial to follow in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday 11:AM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Aiden Michael Briley

Mar 1 2015

Aiden Michael Briley the stillborn infant son of Katelyn Jean Hatfield and Michael Austin Briley died on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Erlanger Hospital. Baby Aiden was preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Terry Hatfield and Mark Lastinger; aunt, Sandra Studer, uncle, Kevin Lastinger. In addition to his parents, he is survived by 2 sisters, Gracie Sutherland and Kendall Briley; grandparents, Theresa Hatfield, Keith Hatfield, Jessie and Troy Banks, Dewaine Briley, Raymond Tague; many other great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Sunday, March 1, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Donald Haggard officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 3:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Vernon W. Scott

Mar 1 2015

Vernon W. Scott, 82, died Thurs, Feb. 26, 2015 at NHC of Smithville following an extended illness.

He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Jean Page of Alexandria.

Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Hiram Fred Scott and Sylvia Lester Rogers Scott, his wife, Edith Faye Warren Scott, his son, Glenn Edward Scott and his brothers. Billy Melvin Scott, James Wiley Scott and Roy Scott.

Mr. Scott was a farmer and former policeman. He lived in the Dismal Community of Dekalb County.

Funeral services will be 11 am Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be from 9:00 am until time of service Tuesday.

Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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