Obituaries

Annie Lou Bogle

Dec 3 2015

Annie Lou Bogle age 66 of Liberty passed away Wednesday night at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born July 30, 1949 to her parents, the late Oscar Lee and Nonnie Cleo Bogle Hale. Annie Lou was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and worked at the Shirt Factory and in Home Health. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Thomas E. Bogle of Liberty; 2 children, Julie Green and Greg Bogle both of Liberty; 2 grandchildren, Mandy Tarpley and Macy Frey; 3 great-grandchildren, Allie and Ace Tarpley and Hunter Frazier; 1 brother, James Hale of Liberty. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wilson Williams officiating and burial to follow in Hale Cemetery at Pea Ridge. Visitation will be Saturday 11AM until 8PM and Sunday 10AM until the time of the service at 1:30PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert C. "Bobby" Pedigo

Dec 3 2015

57 year old Robert C. "Bobby" Pedigo of Smithville died Wednesday at St. Thomas West. He was a farmer and a truck driver. The family has chosen cremation. He was preceded in death by his father, Dan "Buck" Franklin Pedigo. Survivors include a son, Jonathon Pedigo of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Payton and Luke Pedigo. Mother, Reba Hasty of McMinnville. Two sisters, Linda Tittsworth of Cumming, Georgia and Cynthia Johnson of Hixson. One brother, Jerry and Crystal Pedigo of Smithville. Several nephews and one niece. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Verna Lee Miller

Dec 3 2015

Mrs. Verna Lee Miller age 95 of Detroit, MI passed away December 1, 2015. Born and raised in Smithville, TN, then moved to Detroit, MI with her late husband, Sheley Miller. She worked with Chrysler Motor Company for many years. Verna loved needle work and gardening in her rose garden. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sheley Miller; parents, Thomas Barry and Glisson Taylor Keith; brothers, W.S., Joe and Burnice Keith; sisters, Mathis Smithson, Billie Bain, Jean Jenkins and Izell Keith. Survived by her brother, Dallas (Shirley) Keith and several loving nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, December 4, 2015 at Banks Cemetery in Smithville, TN, Charles Watson officiating. Visitation will be held 4-8:00PM Thursday December 3, 2015 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 3009 Columbia Ave. Franklin, TN. 37064, 615-794-2289 www.williamsonmemorial.com

Michael Booth

Dec 2 2015

Mr. Michael Booth age 69 of London, Ohio, passed away Tuesday night, December 1, 2015 at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus,Ohio. He was born October 6, 1946 to his parents, the late James and Lula Thweatt Booth. Mike was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served in Vietnam, a member of Victory Baptist Church, and worked with OSU security at the Art Center. Survivors include 2 daughters, Courtney (Jesse) Fawcett of Flower Mound, Texas, Suzanne Jones of London, Ohio; 2 grandchildren, James and Harrison; life companion, Joyce Bond of London, Ohio; 1 sister, Pam (Jerry) Adkins of London, Ohio; 1 brother, Frank (Joan) Booth; 1 aunt, Wilma Judkins of Smithville and 1 uncle, Walter Booth of Killbuck, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Saturday, December 5, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Jefferson Cemetery with Military Honors by the Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 11:AM until 1:PM and 4:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either a Veterans Charity of your choice or to the Alzheimer's Association, in memory of Mike. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wardell Byron Harris, Jr.

Nov 30 2015

Wardell Byron Harris, Jr. age 69 of Liberty passed away Friday morning, November 27, 2015 at his residence of an extended illness. He was born June 27, 1946 to his parents, the late Wardell Byron and Estell Scott Harris, Sr. He was a Methodist and retired repair and maintenance man. survivors include his wife, Betty Harris of Liberty; 1 step-daughter, Jessica Marie Tittle of Lebanon; 3 grandchildren, Austin Tittle, Anthony Tittle, Ethan Tittle all of Liberty; ex son-in-law, Raymond Tittle of Liberty; mother-in-law, Shelby Davis of Liberty; special friends, Teresa (Larry) Caldwell, Lisa Caldwell, Jennifer Chapman and Margaret Hobson. A memorial service will be held 6:PM Thursday, December 3, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Charlie Worrell and Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Thursday 5:PM until the time of the service at 6:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Edward Simpson

Nov 30 2015

James Edward Simpson, age 91, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at MorningView Transitional Care Center in Maryville, Tennessee. He was born February 20, 1924 to his parents, the late Robert and Nettie Mai Page Simpson. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Banks Simpson and sister, Gladys Simpson. He was a member of Gallatin First United Methodist Church and attended Hartsville Pike Church of Christ. Mr. Simpson grew up on his family farm on Hannah’s Branch in Dekalb County, Tennessee and was a graduate of Liberty High School. He worked in the dairy industry for many years having served in various capacities in Alexandria, Portland, Pulaski, Columbia, and Gallatin, Tennessee. He was a 50-year member of Alexandria Lodge # 175 Free and Accepted Masons. Survivors include sons, Thomas Edward Simpson (Brenda) of Lenoir City; Robert Banks Simpson of Maryville; grandchildren, Angelia Michelle (David) Scott of Oak Ridge; Thomas Chad Simpson, Andrew Banks Simpson, and Mark Allen Simpson all of Maryville; and 3 great grandchildren, Elizabeth Grace Scott, Grayson Marie Simpson, and Daniel Thomas Scott. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 1 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin, Tennessee. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Liberty, Tennessee officiated by Brother Doyle Farris. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com Family Heritage Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bobbie Ruth Chapman

Nov 30 2015

Bobbie Ruth Chapman age 78 of Alexandria passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. She was born December 30, 1936 to her parents, the late Jimmy and Lula Thomas Inglish. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, William Chapman; 1 son, Teddy Foutch. Bobbie Ruth was a faithful member of Covenant Baptist Church, and retired Home Interior Dealer. Survivors include 1 daughter, Faye Frazier of Liberty; 2 grandchildren, Barbara (Kevin) Jones of McMinnville and Michael (Nicola) Foutch of Liberty; 5 great-grandchildren, Adam J. Jones, Taylor Foutch, Jesse Foutch, Thomas Foutch and Matthew Foutch. Funeral services will be conducted 10:AM Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bobby Thomason and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Wednesday 8:AM until the time of the service at 10:AM. In lieu of flowers, Bobbie requested that donations be made to any veterans charity in honor of her late husband, William Chapman. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Pauline "Mama Poss" Poss Cantrell

Nov 30 2015

Pauline "Mama Poss" Poss Cantrell age 91 of Smithville, passed away Saturday night at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born October 14, 1924 to her parents, the late William Riley and Connie Gibbs Hendrixson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, James Elmer Poss and Talmadge Cantrell; grandson, Jerry Lane Poss; 2 brothers, William Vernus Hendrixson and Joe Hendrixson. Mama Poss was a member of the Bright Hill United Methodist Chruch, Smithville Senior Citizens, United Methodist Women and worked with the Methodist Clothes Closet. She was a retired shirt factory worker, school cafeteria worker and a homemaker. Survivors include 4 children, W.J. and wife Bill Poss of Smithville, Geraldine and husband Junior Fuson of Smithville, Jimmy and wife Joyce Poss of Smithville and Bobby and wife Judy Poss of Smithville; 9 grandchildren, John (Lori) Poss, Jim (J.J.) Poss, Dana Poss, Tammy (Scott) Turner, Scotty (Lori) Fuson, Tony (Jenia) Poss, Tonya (Michael) Hattaway, Christie (Mark) Hart, Jason (Misty) Poss, 20 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Ruth Colwell of Dowelltown and 1 brother, Jack (Jerrie) Hendrixson of Gallatin. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Carpenter officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM, Tuesday 10:AM until 8:PM, Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In addition of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Bright Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, DeKalb Animal Coalition or to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ray Gentry

Nov 25 2015

Mr. Ray Gentry, age 67, of Smithville, died Wednesday afternoon, November 18, at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He is survived by: caregiver and mother of his children, Connie Silcox and husband Thomas of Alexandria; children, Danyella Apple and husband Matt of Lebanon, Rick Gentry and wife Christy of Pleasant View; sister, Katie Watts and husband David of Chestnut Mound; brothers, Bobby Gentry and wife Peggy of Brush Creek, Eld. Charles Allen Gentry and wife Glenda of Carthage; grandchildren, Logan and Abby Apple, Zachary and Regan Gentry; beloved dog, Jake; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Gentry is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. He will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services in Algood. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, November 28, at 3:00 PM at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation at the funeral home will be on Saturday only from 12:00 Noon until leaving for the cemetery at 2:45 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Russell Wayne "Butch" Hamm, Jr.

Nov 24 2015

Mr. Russell Wayne "Butch" Hamm, Jr. age 65 of Gassaway passed away Sunday morning November 22, 2015 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born August 20, 1950 in Bluefield, West Virginia to his parents the late, Russell Wayne and Roberta White Hamm, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, James Hamm. Butch was a Methodist and a construction worker. In 1981, he moved his family to Tennessee where he has lived in the Gassaway community since. He was a carpenter since he was 12 years old. He was loved by many and will be extremely missed. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Karen Hamm of Gassaway; 2 daughters, Jenel Hill and Danielle Moseley both of Gassaway; 5 grandchildren, Roberta, Heather, Hailey, Eddie and Lavell; 1 sister, Debbie Hamm of Bear, Delaware; 1 brother, Danny Hamm of Newark, Delaware. There will be a family gathering to celebrate Butch's Life on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 beginning at 5:PM at Butch and Karen's home in Gassaway. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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