Obituaries

Jeffery Lynn Jones

Aug 29 2009

47 year old Jeffery Lynn Jones, formerly of the Belk Community, died Friday at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. He was disabled. A memorial service will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Nelda Sue Edge Jones. He is survived by a sister, Monica Jones of Knoxville. Aunts and uncles, Cantrell and Margaret Jones, Billie Grace and Phillip Estes, Gary L. Jones, Ernest and Kathy Edge all of Smithville, Paulette Thomason, and Vanessa Edge both of Murfreesboro, and Delores Edge of McMinnville. Many cousins also survive. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

William Marlin "Pa" Malone

Aug 29 2009

77 year old William Marlin "Pa" Malone of Alexandria died Thursday at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was a dozier operator and a member of the Malone's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Mike Gay and Javin Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny D. and Laura A. Wills Malone; a brother, Gaston Malone; and sisters, Louise Driver and Janie Fuson. Survivors include his children, Howard and his wife Gayle Malone of Alexandria and Billy Malone of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Christy Malone, Tera Lynn Stacey, and William Travis Malone. Great grandchildren, Tyler Malone, Tatem Stacey, and Tylan Stacey. A brother, John Martin and his wife Barbara Malone. A sister, Shirley and her husband Robert Katzenmiller. Devoted nieces and nephews, Deb and husband Phil McCoy, Denise and husband Scotty Barrett, and Sam and wife Nancy Malone. Brother-in-law, Charles Fuson. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the New Hope Cemetery North Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Alfred Eugene Young

Aug 27 2009

61 year old Alfred Eugene Young of Smithville died Wednesday. He was en employee of the county highway department and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Ararat Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Letha Lawrence Young; brothers, Dennis and J.W. Young; and a sister, Geraldine Fish. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Jean Young of Smithville. A son, Jason and his wife Chantelle Young of Indiana. Sisters, Faye Adkins of Smithville, Frances and husband Billy Sturgis of Louisiana, Joyce Johnson, Christeen and husband Reed Arnold, Janie and husband Doug Cook, and Cordie and husband Garry Davis all of Smithville. A brother, Kenneth and his wife Lucy Young of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Justin Potter Library, the Smithville Church of Christ, or to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosell Robinson

Aug 26 2009

74 year old Rosell Robinson of Sparta died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired factory worker from Mallory and a member of the Johnson's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Farris and David Wilson will officiate and burial will be in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Robinson; parents, Leftric and Elizabeth Ashburn Jones; a brother, Joe Jones; and a sister, Clara Nell Stoglin. Survivors include a sister, Oneida and husband Harold Massa. Two brothers, Frank and his wife Jo Ann Jones and Roy and his wife Lou Jones of Sparta. One niece, Lori and husband Josh Holloway. One nephew, Steven Jones and a great niece, Marley Jones all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maxine Eller Beckwith

Aug 26 2009

Maxine Eller Beckwith, a former resident of the Gladeville community, died Monday at NHC in Smithville. She was a member of the Gladeville United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Tennessee Art League, a lifetime member of Metro Davidson County Parent Teachers Association, a member of the Wilson County Home Demonstration Club, and a member of the Golden Circle at Gladeville Methodist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gladeville United Methodist Church. Charles Walker and Royce Martin will officiate and burial wil be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Gracie Eller and her husband, Ted Beckwith, Sr. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Ronald Huffstetler; her son and daughter-in-law, Ted, Jr. and Beverly Beckwith; a brother, Robert L. Eller and sister Barbara Jean Lawson; four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorials be made to the Gladeville United Methodist Church Building fund:8770 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Gladeville, 37071, in lieu of flowers.

Richard Lavon Sanders

Aug 25 2009

62 year old Richard Lavon Sanders of Alexandria died Saturday. He was born in Martinsville, Illinois, was employed by the P.P.G. Glass Factory, and he was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Sanders was a member of the Teamsters Union and a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1965-68. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church. Ronnie Smith will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sweet Sanders and Linnie Jane Winterrowd. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Pam Sanders of Alexandria. Daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Damon Collins of Murfreesboro and Alysia and Joshua Minott of Decatur, Illinois. Grandchildren, Kirkland Sanders and Kirstyn Collins of Murfreesboro. Life long friend, William Duffer of Illinois and several extended family members. The family requests that donations be made to the American Red Cross or to the New Hope Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Opal Felts

Aug 25 2009

87 year old Opal Felts of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC of Smithville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Odis and Bobbie Slatten Jackson. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Stahl of Knoxville and Peggy Williams of New Mexico. Six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren survive. The family has chosen direct cremation. Burial will be at Taylors Providence Cemetery. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A private family memorial service will be held at a later time.

Myrtle Cope West

Aug 24 2009

96 year old Myrtle Cope West of Smithville died Monday at NHC Health Care Center. She was a member of the Mount View Primitive Baptist Church and a factory worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Lynn Russell and Paul Violet will officiate and burial will be in Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hastle Cope; her second husband, Cleve West; parents, Elder Felix and Mary Luna Cantrell; a daughter Maxine Briggs, a grandson, Barry Cope; and ten sisters; and three brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Gloria and her husband Aaron Webb and Betty Jones of Smithville. A son, Grady and his wife Kay Cope of Tullahoma. Grandchildren, Connie and husband David Parsley of Smithville, Donna Cripps of Smithville, Suzanne and husband Richard Williams of Dowelltown, Jim and wife Marlann Reynolds of Hermitage, Melinda and husband Chris Blocker of Smithville,Tim Cope of Smithville, Kayla Cope of Tullahoma, Gina and husband Jimmy Lewis of Smithville, and Amy Keith of Smithville. Twenty one great grandchildren, eighteen great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews survive. Donations may be made to the Jefferson Cemetery. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Wayne Tomlin

Aug 24 2009

62 year old Terry Wayne Tomlin of the Green Hill Community died Sunday at his residence. He was a retired Air Traffic Controller for Auto Air Cargo in Bellville, Michigan and a local businessman. Tomlin was also a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Rick Stewart will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne McGee Tomlin. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Keia Tomlin; Granddaughter, Allissa Tomlin; His mother, Katy Rhea Stewart Tomlin; Sisters, Kathy Ripley, Susan Boren, Ronda Rayl, and Melissa and husband Patrick Perkins; Nieces, Tina Ripley and Candace Hayes; and a nephew, Abraham Perkins all of McMinnville. Nieces, Mary and Kari Rayl and great nephews, Marshall, Jeffery, and Hayden Gill all of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Jo Ann Rhody

Aug 23 2009

71 year old Jo Ann Rhody of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Cora Tramel Cripps; a son, Jim Rhody; brothers, Hoyte and R.L. Cripps; and sisters, Marene Garvey and Judy Hale. Survivors include three sons, Jack and his wife Pam Rhody of Smithville, Danny Rhody of Smithville, and Kevin and his wife Amy Rhody of Smithville. One daughter, Kathy Rhody of Joelton. Five grandchildren, Courtney, Weston, Whitley, Alex, and Rachel Rhody. One great grandchild, Sidney Popovich. Two brothers, Bobby Cripps of Smithville and Ray Doyle Cripps of Woodbury. Four sisters, Fay West, Wanda Hendrix, and Nettie Jim Foster all of Smithville, and Dorothy Mansetti of Pennsylvania. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the library of your choice, in lieu of flowers.

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