55 year old Michael Lynn Kent of Alexandria died Saturday at his residence. He was the son of the late C.E. and Iva Dell Johnson Kent. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Faye Kent and grandparents, Lula Johnson Vanatta and Claude Johnson; and Edgar and Effie Mae Kent. He was a member of the Upper Helton Baptist Church, a farmer, and employed by the Wilson County Road Commission. He graduated from DeKalb County High School in 1971 and attended Middle Tennessee State University where he played football. A Celebration of Life will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jason Groe and Matt Long will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Kent is survived by his wife, Lynn Roberts Kent and his children, Kelly and husband Brad Driver and Kevin and wife Beth Kent all of Dowelltown. Four grandchildren, Brady and Levi Driver and Wesley and Kaylee Kent. Sisters, Linda and husband William Farmer and Shirley and husband Bob Lowe all of Lebanon. Brothers, Jerry and wife Regina Kent of Smithville and Terry and wife Lisa Kent of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests that contributions be made in memory of Mike to the family, in lieu of flowers. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
80 year old Doris Jean Moonyham Jared died Friday night at the Life Care Center of Sparta. She was born in DeKalb County to the late Charlie Earl and Kittie Lou Jones Mooneyham . She was also preceded in death by husband Kelly William Jared and Great Grand-daughter Nicole Ann Barrow-Perez. She was a retired Shirt Factory employee. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Shady Grove Methodist Church. Greg Gallaher will officiate and burial will be in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the church and from noon until the time of service on Monday. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Kay Jared Barrow of Sparta .Two sons, Earl Kelly Jared of Smithville and Glen Dale Jared of Nashville. A brother -in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Martha Jared of Walling. Seven grandchildren: Chaz Barrow, Chasity and husband Jesse Perez, Candace Barrow, Sue Jared, Sara Jared, Monica and husband Chris Tucker, and Megan Jared. Four great-grandchildren: Jesse Dillon Perez, Alyssa Perez, Kelsey Jared and Tyler Tucker. Special friends, Ceasar and Sandra Garcia and their children Patty and Destiny. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Arthritis Foundation. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
73 year old Mackie Ann Emmert of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a shirt factory worker and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Malcolm and Elizabeth Cantrell Martin and a brother, Roy Thomas Martin. Survivors include her husband, Norman A. Emmert of Smithville. Children, Andria and husband Thomas Turner of Madison, Alabama and Norma Lynn Emmert of Smithville. A brother, Bobby Lewis "Stub" and wife Thelma Martin of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Smithville Day School.
63 year old Danny Lee Kirby of Dowelltown died Wednesday. He was retired from the Nashville Air Port Police Department. He was a Mason and an Army Veteran having served two tours in Vietnam. A final farewell tribute will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at his home at 921 New Home Road. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Anna Pearl Chaffin Kirby. Survivors include his wife, Terri Kenney Kirby of Dowelltown. Two sons, David and wife Katressa Kirby of Nashville and Eddie and wife Angela Kirby. A daughter, Andrea Williams of Franklin. Five grandchildren and one brother, Ron Kirby of Murfreesboro. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
89 year old Carmen Coffee Winfree of Gordonsville died at her home on Monday. She was born in New Middleton, the daughter of the late Mina Pearl Allen Coffee. She was a 1938 graduate of Gordonsville High School and she attended Watkins Institute Business School in Nashville. Winfree was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Gordonsville where she taught a Sunday School class for several years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home. Jason Lohorn and John Winfree will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.and after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Lavelle Cheek, Fite Coffee, Glen Coffee, and Fred Coffee; her husband, William Esker Winfree; a son, Wesley Allen Winfree; a daughter, Emily Faye Winfree; and a grandson, Jason Allen Winfree. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Lewis of Smithville. Sons, William and his wife Donna Winfree of Old Hickory, Wayne and his wife Kim Winfree of Carthage, Ward and his wife Elaine Winfree of Brush Creek. A daughter-in-law, Patsy Winfree of Lebanon, Twelve grandchildren, Amanda and husband Shane Maples, Billy and wife Terra Winfree, Kelly and Toome Brandon, Amy Winfree, Christie and husband Bobby Williams, Beth and husband Kevin Kent, Anna and husband Jamie Sircy, John Winfree, Emmy Winfree, David Esker Winfree, Ryan Winfree and Michael Winfree. Ten great grandchildren, Stephen Maples, Daniel Maples, Wesley Kent, Kaylee Kent, Jacob Williams, Adam Williams, Ashten Williams, Carson Winfree, Avery Brandon, and Macey Brandon. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 98, Gordonsville, 38563.
94 year old Emily Tittsworth Jones of the Dibrell Community died Monday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was born in Warren County and was a homemaker. Jones was also a member of the Dibrell Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in McMinnville. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. Lanny Johnson will officiate and burial will be in the Gath Cemetery. The Jones family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Jones; her parents, Anthony P. and Loudora Jones Tittsworth; a granddaughter, Julie Ann Jones; a sister, Martha Courville; and a brother, James M. Tittsworth. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Vandagriff of McMinnville. Sons, C. Jack and wife Gwyneth Jones of the Green Hill Community, Valton L. and wife Wanda Jones of Rock Island, and Bill M. and wife Winnie Jones of McMinnville. A sister, Ruby Zeller of Baltimore, Maryland. Brothers, Fred and wife Lillie Tittsworth and Anthony (Tony) and wife Ruth Tittsworth of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
96 year old Dorothy Lea Comer Appleton of Lancaster died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ and a nurse with Vanderbilt Student Health. A graveside service will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Mount View Cemetery in McMinnville. Dr. Steve Angus will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Wheeler and Florance Anderson Comer; her husband, Thomas Mack Appleton; a granddaughter, Shannon Lea Mitchell; and companion, Charley Grigg. Survivors include two children, Emily Appleton Mitchell of Nashville and Thomas Comer Appleton of Lawrenceburg. Four grandchildren and four great grandchildren survive along with a brother, John B. Comer of Newport News, Virginia. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Alzheimer's Association or a charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old Lucille Hale Ferrell of Alexandria died Thursday at her residence. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe D. Ferrell; children, Lou Ann, Joe and John Ferrell; grandchildren, Brian Braswell; Benjamin Bane and Kayla Cantrell; parents, Selmer D. and Bettie Ferrell Hale; a sister, Daisy Murphy; brothers, Selmer Ray, Harrison Lee, L.W., and Selmer D. Hale, Jr. Survivors include a son, Norman and his wife Deborah Ferrell of Alexandria. Daughters, Jean and husband William Edmonds of Alexandria, Wanda and husband Donnie Braswell of Liberty, Betty Cantrell of Alexandria, Rosemary Bane of Brush Creek, and Marsha Endsley of Brush Creek. Twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Sisters, Bea and husband Kenneth Christian of Watertown and Dellia Mae and husband Richard Poston of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
73 year old Nan Flanders Hildreth of Smithville died Thursday at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Green Hill Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Archie Pondexter and Nestor Stewart will officiate and burial will be in the Webb Cemetery at Bluff Springs. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Maude Ophia Green Flanders; her husband, James Alton Hildreth; and a brother, Ammon Flanders. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey and Gwen Hildreth of the Lucky Community, Garry Hildreth and Danny and his wife Ann Hildreth all of the Green Hill Community. Grandchildren and their spouses, Lesley and Jon Neale, Abby Hildreth, Eric Hildreth, and Hayden and Corbin Hildreth. One great grandchild, Max Onkst. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.
91 year old Onie M. Durham of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Taylor will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Durham; a daughter, Vella Bell Durham; parents, Isaac and Bell Taylor; and four brothers and sisters. Survivors include a brother, Joe and wife Helen Taylor of Smithville. Two sisters, Oma Taylor, a twin sister, of Smithville, and Audrey Snyder. A nephew, Jewell and his wife Rita Duke. Several nieces and nephews. Special cousin, Barbara Vanatta. Three sisters-in-law, Joyce Taylor, Ann Taylor, and Hazel Johnson. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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