Beckett Tucker Melching, the eleven-day-old son of Bobby and Martha Melching of Smtihville passed away at Vanderbilt on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. A private graveside service for family members only will be on Thursday at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by brother, Knox Robert Melching, Paternal great grandfather, Eldon Baker, paternal great grandparents, Dean and Marilyn Melching, Paternal Great uncle, John Baker, Maternal great grandparents, Casto and Josie Puckett, and Maternal cousin, Josiah Graden Kirksey. In addition to his parents, Beckett is survived by his twin sister, Lorilai Melching of Smithville, Paternal Grandparents: Darren and Lori Melching of White House Maternal Grandmother: Gail Kirksey of Smithville, Maternal grandfather: Howard and his wife Carol Kirksey of Tullahoma, Paternal great grandmother: Betty Kowalski of Loup City, Nebraska, Maternal great grandmother: Betty Kirksey of Murfreesboro, Paternal great great grandmother: Esther Baker of Nebraska, Paternal Aunt: Melissa Melching of Cleveland, Paternal Uncles: Brian Melching of Cookeville, Benjamin Melching of White House, and John Melching of USMC, Maternal Uncle: Graden and wife Sabrina Kirksey of Smithville and their children, Silas and Ella Kirksey. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Monroe Carrol Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Mr. William Eli "Bill" McClain age 76 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning at his residence. He was born February 8, 1939 to his parents, the late Joe and Pearl Turner McClain. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances McClain; daughter, Tonya McClain; 3 brothers, George Lewis McClain, Cecil McClain, Jimmy McClain; 2 sisters, Anita Rackley and Marie Turner. Mr. McClain was a member of Old Fashioned Freewill Baptist Church and retired from Reichhold Chemical Company and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Survivors include 3 children, Teresa Lynn (Dennis) Sisco of Murfreesboro, William Todd (Melissa) McClain of Eagleville and Dennis Lee McClain of Smithville; 2 grandchildren, Jonathan and Jessica Sisco; 5 sisters, Joann Stuber of Florida, Jane Certain, Georgia McCorkle and Mae Prater all of McMinnville and Mary Jernigan of Manchester; 1 brother, James McClain of Woodbury. Mr. McClain's request was to be cremated. There will be a memorial service held Thursday at 1:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial of his cremains will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Sue Williams Eaton age 82 of Lebanon and a native of Alexandria departed this life August 15, 2015 at her home. She was taken and received by heavenly angels, to include the love of her life, her husband Ed, and returned to her Father’s home. As a special gift from God, she was delivered on September 26, 1932 to Willie Austin and Laura Frances Oakley Williams. Mama Sue was a devout and loving housewife to her husband Ed, whom she has joined after a year’s absence. Today she celebrates he Father’s presence and the reunion of her husband.
She owned and operated Sue’s Beauty Shop for over fifty-five years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Ed; sister, Frances Evelyn Williams. Sue was blessed with three wonderful sons who survive: Edward (Linda) Eaton, Randy “BoBo” (Debbie Jo) Eaton, Mike Eaton; grandchildren: Katie (Jeremy) Pitman, Mary Grace (Justin) Page, Randy Eaton, Jeremy (Jane) Howard; great-grandchildren: Kinley and Blaine Pitman, Kaia and Abegayle Howard; special friends: Peggy Ryan, Bettie Lou Neely, Vivian Mann, Marie Jones, and her precious four legged girl, Martina.
A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, August 20, 2015, at 1 p.m. from the Immanuel Baptist Church, 214 Castle Heights Ave. with Pastor John Hunn and Associate Pastor Tom Suiter officiating. Interment – Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Temperence Hall. Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Steven Neely, Billy Willoughby, Richard Harper. Active Pallbearers: David, Will, and Mark Litchford, Russell Ryan, Mark Willoughby, Denton Hunt. Visitation Wednesday 2-7 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo and Thursday 11 Noon – 1 p.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements.
Eva Lois Tatrow, age 91, of 6277 State Street, Garden, Michigan died August 13, 2015 at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique.
She was born October 27, 1923 in Dekalb County, Tennessee the daughter of Clarence and LuVerna (Bates) Johnson and attended school there. During World War II, she moved to Detroit and worked as a riveter in a bomber factory.
On October 6, 1946 the former Eva Lois Johnson married Robert Kenneth Tatrow in Garden. They made their home in Garden and he preceded her in death on October 10, 1987.
Most important to Lois was the time she spent with her family. She was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, cooking, playing bingo, and going to the casino.
Lois is survived by her sons, “Bucky” (Brenda) Tatrow of Smithville, TN, Kevin (Debbi Wilson) Tatrow of Garden, and Keith Tatrow of Garden; daughters, Laurel (Dennis) Jenkins of Sparta, TN, Shelby (Frank) Lawrence of Smithville, TN, Mary Jo (Corky) Britt of Smithville, TN, and Claudia (Tom) Klink of Garden; daughter-in-law, Debbie Tatrow of Garden; 33 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; sisters, Josephine Cantrell of Smithville, TN and Helen Poss of Tracey City, TN; nieces and nephews; special family friends, Debbie Ansell, Jack Ansell, Franny Ansell and Becky Barks; and her special caregiver, Denise Ansell.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her children, Danny Tatrow, James Tatrow, Deborah Tatrow and Joy Ann Tatrow; and her brother John Johnson.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm, Sunday, August 16, 2015 at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Garden, Michigan. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 pm, at the funeral home in Garden, with Celebrant Carole Cooper officiating.
Additional services will be held on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 3pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, from 10am until the service time at 3pm.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.
Barbara Jo Barrett age 68 of Watertown, died Thursday morning, Aug. 13, 2015 at her residence. Born in Dekalb County, she was the daughter of the late Lassie Mai Driver Pedigo and Elmo Pedigo. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Bratten Barrett on Jan. 2, 2010 and by a brother, Carl Pedigo. She was a member of Round Lick Baptist Church and a retired garment factory employee. Barbara is survived by her children, Bratten (Carol) Barrett of Hermitage, Tim Barrett of Watertown and Kim (Gilliam) Vastola of Watertown; grandchildren, Bethany and Caleb Barrett, Tyler and Gage Vastola; sister, Wanda (Richard) Harris of Lebanon; brothers, Leroy (Donna) Pedigo of Nashville and Jerry (Susan) Pedigo of Crossville; 6 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 5 p.m. Saturday at Round Lick Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn Denton officiating. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown and 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the church. Pallbearers, Bryan Pedigo, Robert Driver, Dakota, Tyler and Marcus Grandstaff, Gerald Lamberson. Honorary pallbearers, the Mary and Martha Sunday School Class at Round Lick Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Barbara Barrett Children's and Youth Scholarship Fund for Church Camps. Memorials will be accepted at Wilson Bank & Trust or at the funeral home. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
Gracie Nell Evans age 91 of Dowelltown, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center. She was born March 2, 1924 to her parents, the late Thomas and America Adcock Luna. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Evans, 2 sisters, Jessie Knowles and Mary Pinegar and 3 brothers, Elijah, Herb and Zeb Luna. Mrs. Gracie was a Baptist and a retired shirt factory worker. She is survived by 1 sister, Nannie Gamble of South Pittsburg, TN; 6 nieces, Frances (Larry) Johnson of Dowelltown, Lois (Jimmy) Davis of Smithville, Betty (Charles) Atnip of Smithville, Ruth (Ronnie) Hobbs of Smithville, Kay Henegar of South Pittsburg, TN, and Doris (Rick) Chapman of Rossville, GA; 2 nephews, Kenneth (Freda) Pinegar of Smithville and Bill (Nancy) Luna of Noblesville, IN; 1 step-grandson, Richard (Kim) Young of Smithville; sister-in-law, Willene Luna of Inverness, FL; several great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday, August 13, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bobby Thomason officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 3:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
51 year old Vickie Carol Young of Katy, Texas died suddenly Wednesday, August 5. She was born in Smithville to her parents, Grady H. and Linda Haley Young. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was a dental assistant. Vickie was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Lonnie and Madalyene Bing Haley and paternal grandparents, James Monroe and Edith Evans Young. Survivors include two sons, Joshua Salsgiver of Katy, Texas and David Young of Canada; parents, Grady H. and Linda Haley Young of Katy, Texas; one brother, Grady Allen Young of Texas; one nephew, Matthew Young of Katy, Texas; several aunts, uncles, and cousins in Tennessee. The arrangements for Vickie are incomplete and will be held in Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family has asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ or the Danny Thomas Foundation at St. Jude's Hospital. This information provided by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
94 year old Annetta Bratten Fite of Liberty died Thursday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Salem Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Don Mathis and Steven Grubbs will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. All visitation will be at Salem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Gertrude Spurlock Bratten; husband, Hartwell Fite; brother, Bundy Bratten; a sister, Jane Bratten; grandson, Adam Hearn; great grandson, Daniel Hamby; and son-in-law, Eddie Sliger. She is survived by five daughters, Diana Redmon of Murfreesboro, Mary Jane and husband Jack Brown of Liberty, Betty Carol Fite of Nashville, Kathy and husband Ben Hearn of Gordonsville, and Tommye Ann Sliger of Liberty. Ten grandchildren, Melanie and Butch Hamby and Jeff and Heidi Redmon all of Murfreesboro, Steven and Amanda Brown of Liberty, Mark and Galen Brown and Bradley and Cassie Brown all of Alexandria, Mary Katherine and Ben Keltner of Carthage, Brady and Morgan Hearn and John Bratten Hearn all of Gordonsville and Thomas and Christopher Sliger of Liberty. Fourteen great grandchildren. One sister, Mary and husband Jack Duggin of Nashville and several nieces. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission and Salem Cemetery, or to Caris Hospice of Cookeville.
92 year old Irene (Poss) Davis of Lebanon died Tuesday at Kindred Healthcare Center in Carthage. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Keith Huling will officiate and burial will be in the Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1- 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Davis; father of her children, Herbert Poss; parents, Duke and Nancy Delma Cantrell; two sons, Herbert, Jr. and Lee Roy Poss; two grandchildren, Deloris Redmon and Roger Poss; four brothers, Lee Duke and Felix Cantrell and Herman and Hobert Barnes; six sisters, Reba Jo Cantrell; Nadine Luna, Ruby McCormick, Jeanette Rogers, Inez Crouch, and JoAnne Ferrell. Survivors include two sons, Larry and wife Mary Phillips of Paris, Tennessee and Gary and wife Cecilia Phillips of Florida. Four daughters, Treva Wade and Eva Ferebee both of Lebanon, Patricia Perrien of Georgia, and Shala Walker of Smithville. Twenty grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren. One sister, Judy Hammock of McMinnville. Two brothers, Jerry and wife Treva Cantrell and Doris Cantrell all of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
68 year old Danny Williams of Hartsville died Wednesday, August 5 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. He was an RN at the VA Hospital in Nashville and a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was of the Methodist faith. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Randall Teat and Ralph Vaughn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Doyal Chester Williams and Gladys Smith Williams Curtis and his step-father, Warren B. Curtis. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Willa Dean Givens Williams of Hartsville. Three children, Ivie Williams Pulliam of Mississippi, Ashley and husband John Hearn of Louisiana, and Andy and wife Colby Williams of Mississippi. One step-son, Jason and wife Leanne Cook of Bethpage. Seven grandchildren and one step-grandchild. A sister, June and husband Ralph Vaughn of Murfreesboro. A brother, Lenny and wife Jean Williams of Greenbrier and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion in memory of Danny Williams.
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