Mr. Clarence Bilbrey, age 88 of Smithville, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016 at his residence. He was born May 1, 1927 to his parents, Fletcher and Lula Walker Bilbrey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael David Bilbrey; 6 brothers, Thurman, Luther, Clyde, Haskell, Fred and Dewey Bilbrey and 1 sister, Edna Short. Clarence was a member of the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church and a self-employed construction worker. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Cola Dean Bilbrey of Smithville; Daughter: June Bilbrey (Bill) Benson of Smithville; Son: Mark (Karen) Bilbrey of Florida; Grandchildren: Franklin (Jenny) Baker, Robin Baker, Jeremy Bilbrey, Brandi Bathon, Dustin Bilbrey, B.J. Bilbrey; 1 Sister: Ethel Blaylock; 1 Brother: Roy Bilbrey; 11 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Great-Great Grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk officiating. Graveside services will be conducted 1:30 at Harris Chapel Cemetery in Rickman. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 4:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society. A complete obituary will be announced on Monday. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
63 year old Wanda Lee Knox of Liberty died Friday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was a member of the Dowelltown Baptist Church, the Red Hat Club, and a Whirlpool Customer Service employee. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Richard Petty will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim George Fish and Una Lee Vanatta Fish; four sisters, Joyce White, Jewell Kennedy, Nettie Nokes, and Gloria Chapman. Three brothers, Freddie Fish, Don Fish, and L.D. Fish. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Jeff Knox of Liberty. Two sisters, Georgia and Jerry Emerson of Michigan and Kathy and Bobby Vaughn of Murfreesboro. Two brothers, J.C. and Charlene Fish of Jackson, Tennessee and Charles and Dot Fish of Murfreesboro. Special niece, Teresa Pyles of Liberty and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Joe I. Taylor age 84 of Smithville went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 7, 2016. He was born to his parents Issac and Hattie Jewell Tisdale Taylor. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Brothers: Roy, Johnny, Bob and Dan Taylor; Sisters: Myrtle Taylor, Elsie Lynch, Clara Nixon, Onie Durham, Ruby Mullican and Julie Ervin. Joe was a retired factory worker, self employed furniture salesman and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church for 73 years. Survivors include his wife of 50 years Helen Taylor of Smithville; 2 Sisters: Oma Taylor of Smithville, Audrey Snyder of McMinnville; Sister-in-law: Hazel Taylor of Smithville; Special Niece: Dean (Fred) Judd of Smithville; 2 Brothers-in-law: Harold (Barbara) Hale, Jimmy (Jacque) Hale both of Smithville; Many loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held 2:PM Sunday January 10, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Terry Fesler and Mike Carpenter officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 11:AM until 9:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of funeral at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements
Mrs. Sue Bell Jones age 71 of McMinnville, TN, died Monday, January 04, 2016. She was born September 13, 1944 in Warren County, TN, was a private sitter in healthcare and was a member and Sunday School teacher at Friendship The Baptist Church. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by parents Otis Haskell and Hazel Glenn Martin, Sr., first husband Glen E. Bell, and sister Judy Ann Martin.
Survivors include her husband Lane Jones, children Martin (Lisa) Bell, Deanna (Jeff) Smith, and Mendie (Brent) Craven, step children Greg (Amy) Jones and Angela (Bill) Coleman, sister Nadean (Kenneth) Brown, brothers Ollis (Mary Frances) Martin, Haskel Martin, Doug (Carol) Martin, and Otis (Sylvia) Martin, Jr., grandchildren David Craven, Brynn Craven, and Marlee Smith, step grandchildren Andrew Coleman, Jonathan Coleman, Bailey Jones, Madison Jones, Morgan Jones and Bryson Davis, and special friend Claudine Ray. Several nieces, nephews, family members and friends also survive.
Funeral service will be 1 PM Thursday, January 07, 2015, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Tim Pack, Darrell Cantrell, and Brent Craven will officiate. Interment will follow at Webb Cemetery with prayer by Jason Brown. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 PM until 8 PM and again Thursday from 10 AM until 1 PM at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com
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Paulette Stanley Bain age 66 of Smithville, passed away Sunday night January 3, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born April 25, 1949 to her parents James and the late, Dean Campbell Stanley. Paulette was a faithful member of the Smithville Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School for over 30 years, she was a retired nurse that gave her all to her patients she cared for. She is survived by her husband, Randy Bain of Smithville; daughter, Tammy Moser of Antioch, TN; father, James Stanley of Smithville; brother, Steve Stanley of Smithville; Special niece, Karem Coker of Berry, AL; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Larry Bain of Smithville; special friends, Joanie Williams, Rita Lankford and Margaret Ferrell. Funeral services for Paulette will be 12 Noon Thursday, January 7, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 12 Noon until 7:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 12 Noon. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Missionary Fund at the Smithville Church of Christ, any Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
86 year old Hazel Lee Felts of the Johnson's Chapel Community of DeKalb Co. passed away Saturday morning at her home. She was retired from BJ Apparel and attended the Johnson's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will held on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 1pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Tim Jared will officiate & burial will follow at Plainview Cemetery in White County. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday from 5-8pm & Monday from 10am until the service time at 1pm. Ms. Felts is preceded in death by her Husband, H.C. Felts. Parents, Harvey & Kathryn Elrod Harris. Son, Charles Felts & daughter-in-law, Geraldine Felts. 3 grandchildren, Charles Jr. & Chris Felts & Ty Bohannon. Brother, Darnell Harris & 3 sisters, Alvaree Holland, Louise Henderson & Donvall Puckett. Survivors include 1 daughter, Debbie & Lonnie Hitchcock of Sparta. 1 son, Harvey & Glenda Felts of Smithville. 3 grandchildren, Melody & Tim Anderson of Smithville, Lindsay & Todd Hasty of Sparta & Brandon Bohannon of Sparta. 3 great grandchildren, Macy & Justin Nokes of Smithville, Dakota Dexter of Murfreesboro & Savannah Dexter of Cookeville. She was a loving wife, mother & granny. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Johnson's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in memory of Ms. Hazel
Clyde Phillip Jones age 100, passed away on January 1, 2016 at his residence. He was a native of Dekalb County, but has lived in Murfreesboro since 1962. He was a Church of Christ preacher, farmer and also worked in the auto repair business. He was a 1934 graduate of Liberty High School. He was a member of the Salem Creek Church of Christ. Clyde served in the U. S. Army during World War II as a Sergeant in the 45th Infantry Division and fought in the Battle of the Buldge. While serving in the Army he received the following declarations: Bronze Star, 2 Purple Hearts, European Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal with 3 Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.
He is survived by his wife of 78 years, Opal M. (Cripps) Jones, son Larry (Gail) Jones of Phoenix, AZ, sons Michael and Roger Jones of Murfreesboro, and daughter Debbie (Jim) Fuller of Murfreesboro; 6 grandchildren, Karen (Frank) Soto of Edgewood, NM, Susan Jones, of Phoenix, AZ, Brian (Carole Ann) Jones of Las Vegas, NV, Kevin Jones of Murfreesboro, Josh (Jessica) Fuller of Gallatin, TN, and Victoria (Jason) Melhorn of Murfreesboro; and 9 great grandchildren, Dalton, Hunter, Matthew, Sidney, Riley, Leah, Greysen, Averie, and Jaxson. He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. Jones and Hassie May (Smithson) Jones, daughter-in-law Shirley G. Jones, granddaughter Angela (Jones) Maraschiello and sisters Bessie (Jones) Bell and Jessie (Jones) Adamson.
Visitation with the family will be from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home. A chapel service will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 4, 2016 at Jennings & Ayers with Ron Harper officiating. Burial will follow at Milton Cemetery with Military Honors. Friends and family will serve as active pallbearers. Jennings & Ayers Funeral Home, 820 S. Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please online condolences for the family at www.jenningsandayers.com
Jack "Mickey" Malone age 81 of Watertown died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at his residence in the Mahone Community. Born Oct. 26, 1934, he was the son of the late William Roy and Bernice Neal Malone and was preceded in death by his sister, Ruby Neal Haley and brother, John Roy "Shorty" Malone. Mickey was a 1952 graduate of Watertown High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He retired from AVCO Aerostructures after 30 yrs. and was a lifelong farmer. Mickey was a member of the Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian Church and served as Secretary-Treasurer and Trustee of Hearn Hill Cemetery for 50 yrs. He is survived by his wife, Myra Parker Malone; daughters, Angie Lannom and husband, Mark and Julie Harrison and husband, Keith; grandchildren, Parker Teague, Jonathan (Bethany), Jacob and Macy Harrison, Chase Lannom all of Watertown; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Bro. Denny Shepard officiating. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Saturday and Noon till service time Sunday. Interment at Hearn Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian Church or Hearn Hill Cemetery.
Ms. Phyllis VanDyne age 90 of Smithville passed away Saturday morning, December 26, 2015 at her daughters residence in Pegram, TN. Phyllis was born August 8, 1925 to her parents the late Emory and Ruth Corrington Sharp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth VanDyne; 1 daughter, Donna Bell; grandson, Jesse VanDyne; and 2 brothers, Jack and James Sharp. Ms. VanDyne was a homemaker. She is survived by 3 children, Sharon VanDyne of Smithville, Leann Walker of Pegram and Philip Gotro of Smithville; 13 grandchildren, Timothy VanDyne, Todd VanDyne, Danny VanDyne, Christine VanDyne, Steven VanDyne, Penny VanDyne, Teri Rowe, Kathy Carter, Brittney Bell, Jennifer Hitchcock, Taylor Walker, Kelli Bess and Scott Bess; several great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Delores Tripp of Ithaca, New York. Funeral services will be conducted 12 Noon Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 10AM until the time of the service at 12 Noon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Donna Jean Willoughby age 59 of Dowelltown, died Saturday evening, Dec. 26, 2015 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Born in Dekalb County, she was the daughter of Betty Jean Hall Malone and the late Billy Wayne Malone and was preceded in death by her husband, William Davis Denney. Donna was a graduate of Dekalb High School and was the former operator of Clover Leaf Restaurant in Liberty. She was a member of Lower Helton Baptist Church. Donna is survived by her sons, Johnathon Willoughby and wife, Rena of Smithville and Jessie Willoughby and wife, Jeannie of Sparta; grandchildren, Jathan and Lydia Willoughby, Payton Barlow, Jesse, Jake and Madison Wilson; her mother, Betty Jean Malone of Dowelltown; sister, Lisa (Kenneth) Ray of Smithville and brother, Wayne (Doris) Malone of Smithville; nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Bro. Mike Clayborn, Bro. Andy Malone and Bro. Frank Randolph officiating. Pallbearers, Jerrell, Bobby and J.D. Hall, John and Nathan Armour, Nathan Gard. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Interment at Jones Hill Cemetery, Watertown. In lieu of flowers, you may make memorial donations in Donna's memory.
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