Obituaries

Alene Bandy

Nov 26 2007

82 year old Alene Bandy of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Willie Pack Murphy; her husband, T.J. Bandy; two brothers, Robert and B.L. Murphy; and a sister Wilma Farris. Survivors include a daughter, Lois and her husband Douglas Walker of Smithville. One son, Jerry and his wife Mary Lou Bandy of Smithville. Three grandsons, Eddie and Steve Walker and Gary Bandy all of Smithville. Two granddaughters, JoAnn Floraze and Jeanette Neal both of Smithville. Fifteen great grandchildren. One great great grandson. One sister, Delcie Stevens of Smithville. One brother, L.D. "Bunt" Murphy of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kirke Eddy Vernon

Nov 24 2007

66 year old Kirke Eddy Vernon of Cumming, Georgia died at Northside Hospital in Atlanta on Monday. He was a long time resident of Connecticut. Vernon was the son of the late Hollis Vernon and Jean Wilkes. He regularly attended the Black Rock Congregational Church of Fairfield, Connecticut and hosted a weekly Bible study. He also represented Connecticut in multiple Senior Olympic Games for both tennis and swimming events. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Cumming First United Methodist Church. Rimes McElveen will officiate. A reception will be held immediately following the service. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, in Mr. Vernon's memory to Big Brothers Big Sisters at 1-888-412-BIGS or at www.bbs.org, or the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or www.cancer.org. Vernon is survived by his wife, Martha Vernon of Cumming, Georgia. Two sons, Chris and his wife Cynthia Page Vernon of Franklin, Tennessee and Patrick and his wife Andrea Vernon of Orlando, Florida. A brother, Charles Vernon of Windsor, Connecticut and grandchildren, Amelia and Campbell Vernon. McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory in Cumming Georgia is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Evelyn Ruth Davis

Nov 24 2007

66 year old Evelyn Ruth Davis of Allens Ferry Road, Sparta died Thursday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Survivors include her husband, Reverend Thomas Lee Davis, Jr of Sparta. Two sons, Marcus L. and his wife Karen Davis of Crossville and Dewayne and his wife Leah Cohn Davis of Columbia, Missouri. Grandchildren, Lindsay, Kelsey, Laura, and Eli Davis. Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

James Alton Hildreth

Nov 22 2007

74 year old James Alton Hildreth of the Green Hill Community died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital of an extended illness. He was a farmer, native of Warren County, and a member of the Green Hill Church of Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Homer Galyan will officiate and burial will be in the Webb Cemetery at Bluff Springs in Warren County. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Survivors include his wife, Nan Flanders Hildreth of the Green Hill Community. Sons and daughters-in-law, Rikey and Gwen Hildreth, Garry Hildreth, and Danny and Ann Hildreth all of the Green Hill Community. Grandchidren, Lesley and Jon Neale, Abby Hildreth, Eric Hildreth, Hayden, and Corbin Hildreth. A sister, Eva Inglis of the Lucky Community and nieces, Betty Merriman and Patsy Inglis. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Dee Vann

Nov 21 2007

97 year old Ruby Dee Vann of Gallatin died Wednesday at Sumner Regional Medical Center. She was a retired secretary at Cedars of Lebanon State Park, a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, and a member of the Smithville Study Club. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Neal Cemetery in Watertown. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Vann; parents, John and Fannie Bates Foutch; and two sisters, Ora Reed and Ethel Barrett. Survivors include a nephew, Ralph and his wife Lucille Reed of Lebanon and two nieces, Juanita Barber of Hermitage and Dorothea Marschall of Gallatin. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that all donations please be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church or to the Gallatin First Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers.

Charlie Gaston Malone

Nov 20 2007

77 year old Charlie Gaston Malone of Dry Fork Road, Brush Creek died Tuesday at his residence. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. Bill Gay will officiate and burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery in Sykes. The Malone family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Scotty Barrett of Brush Creek. A son and daughter-in-law, Sammy and Nancy Malone of Brush Creek. Two grandchildren, Kacie Malone and Abby Malone. A step grandson, Chris Barrett. A sister, Shirley and her husband Robert Katzenmiller of Alexandria. Brothers, John M. and his wife Barbara Malone of Alexandria and Marlin Malone of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy Glenn Whitfield

Nov 20 2007

89 year old Roy Glenn Whitfield of Rome, Tennessee died Monday at his residence. He was born in the Cario Bend Community of Wilson County, the son of the late Era Wilkerson and Willis Whitfield. Three brothers preceded him in death, Howard, Lester, and Frank Whitfield. Mr. Whitfield was a veteran of World War II. He worked in Tool and Die factories in Michigan, Texas, and Tennessee. A graveside service and burial will be in Smith County Memorial Gardens at Carthage on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. James Thomas Gibbs will officiate. Family and friends will assemble at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. and proceed in procession to the Memorial Gardens for the 11:00 a.m. service. He is survived by a brother, Cecil Whitfield of Hartsville, a sister, Carrie Mae Gray of Lebanon, and several nieces and nephews. Bass Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lottie Bea Whalen

Nov 20 2007

67 year old Lottie Bea Whalen of Alexandria died Tuesday at her residence. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. A memorial service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everette and Anna Taylor Comley; sisters, Myrtle Whitaker and Mary Pauline Comley; and brothers, Louis, Andrew Park, and Ralph Douglas Comley. Survivors include a daughter, Tina and her husband Michael Page of Alexandria. Special friend, Kathy Monroe of Dowelltown. Sisters, Nora Anderson of Alexandria and Louise Lail of Georgetown, Kentucky. Brothers, Jimmy and Paul Comley; nephews, Tony, Billy, and James Timothy Lail, and William, Billy, and Larry Comley; and a niece, Valorie Comley. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John Rickey "Bumper Jack" Brown

Nov 15 2007

51 year old John Rickey "Bumper Jack" Brown of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was in the Ready Mix Construction business. The family will have a private funeral at the request of Mr. Brown. Trent Colwell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his mother Margie Brown; two brothers, Carl Freeman Brown and Roscoe Brown; and a sister, Judy Louise Brown. He is survived by a daughter, Amber Dawn Brown of Celina. Five brothers, Glen and his wife Vonda Brown, Curtis and his wife Cathy Brown, Hoss and his wife Holly Brown, Lonnie and his wife Carol Brown, and Bruce Brown all of Smithville. Two sisters, Dorothy and her husband Gary Sanders of Woodbury and Jean Brown of Smithville. His dad, J.B. Brown of Celina. One grandson, Tyler Sharp of Celina. Two special nieces and nephews, Halea Brown and Dustin Brown both of Smithville. Several other nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles and a host of CB friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Charles Allen "Chuck" Foster

Nov 18 2007

56 year old Charles Allen "Chuck" Foster of Chesterfield, Michigan and a native of DeKalb County died Wednesday morning at Mt. Clemons Regional Medical Center. Foster was a retired truck driver and a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Michael Hale will officate. He was preceded in death by his father Toy B. Foster and a brother Douglas Foster. He is survived by his wife Linda L. Foster of Chesterfield, Michigan. A daughter Jennifer Foster of Denver, Colorado. A great grand-daughter Gabriella. Three step children Barney Cook and Darin Cook of Chesterfield, Michigan and Constance Domutz of Warren Michigan Step grandchildren Jacob Cook and Brandon Domutz. His mother Myrtle Leonard of Dowelltown. A brother Robert Wheelock of Smithville. Sisters Rita and Kathy of Smithville. and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 PM untill the time of services at 2:00 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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