Obituaries

Natasha Ann (Tasha) West Helms

Jun 14 2007

27 year old Natasha Ann (Tasha) West Helms of Smithville died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The funeral will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in the Smyrna Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Grover and Elsa West; maternal grandparents, Betty Jean White Braswell and George Barnes; step-father, Ricky Dale Adams; and a cousin, Bobbie Pedigo. Survivors include three children, Jacob Bruce Helms, Shawn Emily Shae Northcutt, and Brandon Lynn Sykes all of Smithville. Her mother, Anna Adams of Smithville and step father, James Braswell. Her father and step-mother, Greg and Sandy West of Rock Island. Brothers and sisters, Greg and his wife Dana West and Alicia Adams all of Smithville, and Joe and Angie Eutermark of Wesley Chapel, Florida. Her Fiance, Scott Sykes of Smithville. Aunts and uncles, Patty and her husband Logan Hullett, Melody and her husband Glynn Pedigo, and Berna Barnes all of Smithville, Gary West of Rock Island, Charlie Barnes of McMinnville, and Brenda and her husband Dale Buck of Silver Point. Special friend, Lisa Crook Taylor. Nieces, Sadie and Shelby West of Smithville and Deanna Jackson of Wesley Chapel, Florida. Several cousins also survive. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses in memory of Natasha, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Lular Mabe Hutson

Jun 18 2007

91 year old Sarah Lular Mabe Hutson of Dowelltown and formerly of Sparta died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. She was a White County native and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Joe England, David Lee England, and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in the Taylor's Providence Cemetery. Visitation begins Monday at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Fannie Hutchings Mabe; her husband, Marvin Hutson; and two sons, Kenneth Hutson and Edward Hutson. Survivors include three daughters, Geneva Simmons of Sparta, Lou Jones and her husband Roy of Sparta, and Mary Joines and her husband Bobby of Dowelltown. Fourteen grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Sallie Parker Foutch

Jun 19 2007

79 year old Sallie Parker Foutch of Smithville died Monday afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a former Chairman of the DeKalb County Board of Education and founder of the Girl Scouts in DeKalb County. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Mark Pafford will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett Morgan and Clara Cantrell Parker; her husband, McAllen Foutch; a sister, Peggy Parker; and a grandchild, Ann Claire Judkins. Survivors include two daughters, LeAnn Foutch Judkins of Smithville and LuAllen \"Lucy\" Foutch of Hermitage. Two step-daughters, Sarah Faircloth of Athens, Georgia and Dorothy Holman of Houston, Texas. Two grandsons, Jim and Mac Judkins of Smithville. One sister, Billie Ann Parker of Nashville. One brother, Jack and his wife Walteen Parker of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made to either the First Methodist Church Building Fund or to Justin Potter Library, in memory of Ms. Sallie, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Minnie Frances House Miller

Jun 19 2007

85 year old Minnie Frances House Miller of Smithville died Monday night at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. The funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but a complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Minnie Frances House Miller

Jun 19 2007

85 year old Minnie Frances House Miller of Dowelltown died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.D. and Mary Lillian Close House; her husband, Bernard Miller; brothers, James B., Robert Lee, and Dosson House; and sisters, Evelyn Nokes and Lorene Campbell. Survivors include four sisters, Haley House of Dowelltown, Mary House of Dowelltown, Drucy Mae Midgett of Lebanon, and Martha Lamberson of Defeated Creek. Three brothers, Billy and his wife Susan House of Dowelltown, Carter and his wife Sue House of Alexandria, and Douglas and his wife Dinah House of Liberty. A brother-in-law, Jim Campbell of Dowelltown and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Toy Floyce Pedigo

Jun 25 2007

63 year old Toy Floyce Pedigo of Smithville died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. He was a nurseryman. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Toy and Trudie Parsley Pedigo; Four brothers, Elmo, Cordell, James, and Leo Pedigo; and three sisters, Willie Cantrell, Evelyn Sandlin, and Myrtle Stanley. Survivors include two brothers, Walter \"Tiny\" Pedigo of Smithville and Clarence Pedigo of Smithville. One sister, Mandy Vaughn of Smithville. Grandchildren, Darren Murphy, Erica Murphy, and Austin McCoy all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sandra Kay Harper

Jun 25 2007

46 year old Sandra Kay Harper of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and she attended the Snow Hill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby and Myrtle Vaughn. Survivors include her Fiance, Jim Dunsworth of Smithville. One son, T.J. Harper of Smithville. Five brothers, Wayne and his wife, Amy Vaughn of Fosterville, Kenneth Vaughn of Murfreesboro, Billy and his wife Sharon Vaughn of Lavergne, Ricky and his wife Susan Vaughn of Smyrna, and Vernon Vaughn of Smithville. Two sisters, Judy Youngblood of Smithville and Linda Potts of Arizona. Local nephews and a niece, Tom Vaughn, Chris Vaughn, and Tiffany Youngblood all of Smithville. Special friends, Hugh Riley and Benny Lou Turner, Jody Turner, and Betty Ferrell all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the funeral home to help meet funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Mary Deborah Robinson Flanders

Jun 26 2007

52 year old Mary Deborah Robinson Flanders of Lavergne died Sunday at Stone Crest Hospital in Smyrna. She was a homemaker and a member of the Franklin Road Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Farris will officiate and burial will be in Johnson's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Olan Hillard and Geraldine Jones Robinson and a brother, Butch Higgins. Survivors include special friend, Gary Short of Lavergne. One brother, Sam Higgins of Michigan. One sister, Brenda Marie Jackson of Nashville. An aunt, Sally Goodwin of Murfreesboro and several cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Mae Norman

Jun 27 2007

65 year old Ruby Mae Norman died Sunday at her home in Manchester. She was born in Liberty to the late Jim B. Martin, Sr. and Goldie Odom Martin. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Jeanette Martin, Nettie Jane League, and Sara Francis League; three brothers, Harry Lee Martin, Jim B. Martin, Jr., and Frank Roy Martin. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Central Funeral Home in Manchester. Ollie R. Mount will officiate and burial will follow in the Cypress Gardens Cemetery in Manchester. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Ray Norman of Manchester. One son, Carl Everett Martin. One daughter, Christina and her husband Jonathan Norman Young of Manchester. Two sisters, Peggy and her husband James Owens and Mary McCoy of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Brittney, Whitney, Jeremiah, Chantal, Malachi, and Kennedy. Five life long friends, Ella Mae Robinson, Jenny Adams, Debbie Farris, Vivian Benson, and Jessie Springfield. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other friends survive. Central Funeral Home in Manchester is in charge of the arrangements.

Vivian Garrison

Jun 30 2007

47 year old Vivian Garrison of Dowelltown died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Cantrell and Martha Ann Barnes Foster. Survivors include her husband, Tommy Garrison of Dowelltown. Two sons, Shannon and his wife Kim Pirtle of Rickman and Chad Pirtle of Murfreesboro. One brother, Tallas and his wife Nancy Cantrell of Smithville. An aunt, Ernestine Young of Smithville. A great aunt, L.V. Young of Smithville. Several cousins also survive. A half brother, Ernest Cantrell of Smithville. Her step-father, Walter Foster of Smithville. Special cousins, Cleta and Camilla Murphy of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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