Obituaries

Willie Bell Harvey

May 31 2016

Mrs. Willie Bell Harvey age 91, of Alexandria, TN, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at her daughter’s home.

Mrs. Harvey was born May 30, 1925 in Alexandria, TN, the daughter of the late Mark Anthony & Etta Emeline Davenport Malone. Mrs. Willie and her late husband Gilbert Harvey were married in 1942. Also preceding her in death, 6 siblings, Corinne Kirby, Athalene McGiness, Birttie Foutch, Albert James Malone, Vester Malone & Johnny Malone. Mrs. Harvey was a member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church for 72 years. She was a beautician for over 73 years & was the owner & operator of Willie’s Beauty Shop.

Mrs. Harvey is survived by her 2 children, Timothy (Maureen) Harvey of Clarksville, TN & Tamela (Cread) Clifton of Gallatin, TN. 3 grand children, Sara (David) Hill of Memphis, TN, Camille (Trent) Sanders of Knoxville, TN & Kyle Clifton of Gallatin & his fiancé Mallory. 1 great grandchild, Charlotte Hill. Sister-in-law, Ruth Malone of Nashville. Several nieces & nephews also survive.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Harvey are scheduled to be conducted from the Chapel of Avant Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 2PM with Bro. Kyle Clifton & Bro. John Cheatham officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation with the Harvey family will be held at Avant Funeral Home on Wednesday from 12NOON until the time of the service at 2PM.

In lieu of flowers, the Harvey Family requests memorials in Mrs. Willies memory be made to the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Donations can be sent to 25 Roundtop Rd. Alexandria, TN 37012.

Vickey Lynn Clark Jordan

May 31 2016

Mrs. Vickey Lynn Clark Jordan age 57 of McMinnville, TN, died May 28, 2016, at her residence in McMinnville, TN. She was born July 06, 1958, in Smithville, TN, was a former employee of Yorozu Automotive Tennessee, Inc. and a member of Bonner Church of Christ. Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her husband David Edward (Patchie) Jordan, mother Mary Sue Winchester Chapman, and a brother Alan Clark.

Survivors include her son Wesly Jordan, father William H. (Red) and wife Patsy Clark, step-daughter Stacy (Mike) Coffelt, step-grandchildren Courtnie (Ricky) Comfort and Layne Coffelt, step great-grandchild Lillie Page Comfort, brothers David Clark and Billy Clark, sisters-in-law Sandra (Wayne) Bell and Teresa (Mark) Parker, and brother-in-law Josh Jordan.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 02, 2016, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tim Long will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery. The Jordan Family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Thursday from 9 A.M. until 11 A.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bonner Church of Christ or to Meals on Wheels.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Haskell Martin

May 29 2016

76 year old Haskell Martin of Smithville died Saturday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He served eight years in the National Guard and he was an avid fisherman. Martin was also a member of the Baptist Tabernacle Church and foreman with Jewell Hale Construction. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Treva Hibdon Martin; two sisters, Judy Ann Martin and Evelyn Sue Bell Jones. Survivors include a daughter, Debbie and husband Tim Staley. Two granddaughters, Kesha and husband Chase Bradford and Kiley Staley all of Smithville. A sister, Nadean and husband Kenneth Cantrell Brown. Brothers, Ollis Ray and wife Mary Frances Martin, Douglas Lee and wife Carol Martin, and Otis Haskell, Jr. and wife Sylvia Martin all of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Eugene Minnear

May 28 2016
Donald Eugene Minnear

81 year old Donald Eugene Minnear of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, and a retired employee of Love Manufacturing. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jerry Braswell will officiate and burial will be in the Minnear Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Mary Pedigo Minnear; a son, Woody Minnear; a grandson, Michael Minnear; two brothers, Lewis and Eurbye Minnear; and five sisters, Betty and Sue Minnear, Reba Shehane; Eunice Banks; and Helen Leftrick. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Peggy Minnear; two sons, Eugene and Joy Minnear; a daughter, Tammy and Bill Quistgaard; six grandchildren, Rebecca Hodges, Caleb Minnear, Jonathan Conaster, Clint Cope, Marly and Alex Campbell, and Lily Quistgaard; three great grandchildren, Keagan, Karley, and Ava; a sister, Marilyn Caldwell; two special nieces, Vivian and Wayne Hill and Renee and Charles Hobbs all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews and church family survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the DeKalb County Rescue Squad.

Infant Jozie Lee Ann Vincent

May 26 2016

Infant Jozie Lee Ann Vincent the daughter of Josh and Tracy Vincent was still born, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Vernon Vincent and maternal grandfather, Kenneth Scott Burden. Survivors include her parents, Josh and Tracy Vincent of Smithville; 2 brothers and 1 sister, Dakoda Vance, Destiny Vincent and Joshua Vincent, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Roy (Stephanie) McMillin of Kentucky and Wanda Burden of North Carolina; paternal grandparents, Vickey (Kenneth) Milligan of Smithville; maternal great-grandparents, Leola Gregory and James McMillin both of Kentucky; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. There will be a visitation with the family, Saturday May 28, 2016 9:AM until 11:AM with a service to follow at 11. Burial will be in Auburn, Kentucky. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Hobert " Toby " Agee

May 26 2016

Hobert " Toby " Agee age 65 of Smithville passed away Wednesday night May 25, 2016 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. He was the son of the late William Jackson and Alvie Louise Johnson Agee. Mr. Hobert was a Mason, Mule Skinner, Farmer and attended Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by niece Teresa Knowles. Funeral Services will be held 2:PM Sunday with Bros. B.J. Thomason and Nathan Thomason officiating and burial to follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Friday 10:AM until 9:PM, Saturday 10:AM until 9:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Survivors include his wife of 46 years Judy Agee of Smithville; Children: Melissa (David) Sharp of Smithville, Donnie (Stephanie) Agee of Rock Island, Michael (Kelly) Agee of Smithville;
7 Grandchildren: Katie, Austin, Kyra, Presley, Stetson, Kylee, Danya; Great-Grandchild: Paisley Grace Adams; Daughter-in-law: Connie Agee Johnson; Brothers: Charlie (Juanita) Agee of Smithville, Danny (Deborah) Agee of Smithville, Jimmy (Carolyn) Agee of Smithville, Bobby (Carolyn) Agee of Smithville; Sister: Jean (Danny) Bandy of Smithville; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins also survived. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Etta Frances Vanatta Bayne

May 25 2016

Etta Frances Vanatta Bayne age 93, formerly of Watertown, died Tuesday evening, May 24, 2016 at The Pavilion in Lebanon. She was born Aug. 4, 1922 in Alexandria, TN, daughter of the late Dolphin Vanatta and Jennie Mai Crowder Vanatta and was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Dee Bayne and a son, R.D. Bayne. Frances was a wife, mother and homemaker and worked several years in garment manufacturing. She was a member of Adams Ave. Church of Christ. Frances is survived by her son Van Eddie Bayne and wife, Janet of Lebanon; grandchildren, Crystal (Craig) Parisher of Mt. Juliet, Rodger Derek "R.D." Bayne of Murfreesboro, Jacquelyne (Matt) Swallows and Jennifer Bayne both of Lebanon; great grandchildren, Jordan and Grace Bayne and Alexis Swallows; sister-in-law, Lucy Slager. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday and prior to services Saturday. Pallbearers, R.D. Bayne, Jordan Bayne, Craig Parisher, Matt Swallows, Marvin and Dwayne Willoughby. Interment at Hillview Cemetery, Alexandria, TN. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at The Pavilion and Gentiva Hospice for all their love and care.

Victor Wayne Jones

May 25 2016

56 year old Victor Wayne Jones of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC of Smithville. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Wayne and Naomi Ruth Green Jones; a sister, Shelia Davenport; and stepfather, Bill Mullican. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Jones of Smithville. Two sisters, Nellie Crotty of Smithville and Connie Wagner of Sparta. Two brothers, Glenn and Lynn Jones both of Smithville. Two step children, Amy Knowles and Billy Moss both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Christine Melton

May 25 2016

Christine Melton age 69 of the Short Mountain Community and a native of Fayetteville, TN passed away Monday night, May 23, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. She was born January 2, 1947 to her parents, the late Matthew and Thelma Lindsey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Randall Melton and 1 daughter, Sandra Hale. Survivors include 1 son, Steve (Sharon) Melton of Woodbury; 4 grandchildren, Heather Hale, Jacob, Jared and Kaylee Melton; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Smith of Fayetteville; 2 brothers, Chester Lindsey of Fayetteville and Larry Lindsey of Huntsville, AL; half-sister, Dorothy of Winchester, TN; half-brother, William of Fayetteville. The Melton family has chosen a direct cremation and there will be no services held. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bernard Kocis

May 24 2016

90 year old Bernard Kocis of Rock Island died Tuesday at his residence. He was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church and was retired from Burrells. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Father Kevin Dowling will officiate. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Hutchings Kocis. Survivors include two special nieces, Tyra Rodgers of Crossville and Angie Stafford of Knoxville. Three special great nieces, Taylor, Megan, and Ashlee Rodgers all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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