Obituaries

Carol Dunn Looney

Jul 12 2007

58 year old Carol Dunn Looney of Cartersville, Georgia died Wednesday at the Cartersville Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Guynell Mabe. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Crips and Don Crips of Austelle, Georgia. Four grandchildren, Brittany Lynn, Stormie Nicole, Chloe Marie, and Travis Glen. One sister, Glenda Staley of Smithville and a brother, Eddie Mabe of Smithville. Ms. Looney's remains have been cremated, A memorial service will be held at a later date. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Clemons

Jul 14 2007

68 year old Wilma Clemons of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was retired from the Liberty Shirt Factory and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kevin Campbell will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Sunday until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Catherine Denny; her husband, Blanchard Clemons; and a brother, Ronald Dale Denny. Survivors include her mother, Catherine Denny of Woodbury. One daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Bobby Lynn Luna of Sparta. One son, Jeffrey Dale Denny of Woodbury. One sister and brother-in-law, Marion and John Campbell of Woodbury. One brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Reba Denny of Woodbury. Two grandchildren, Miranda and Treba Luna of Sparta. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Don Yates

Jul 16 2007

70 year old Joe Don Yates of Murfreesboro died Monday at his residence. He was a Baptist, a DeKalb County native, and a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Grace Hendrixson Yates and a brother, Gerald Yates. Survivors include a sister,Joyce and her husband Jimbo Robertson of Watertown. Special friend, Norma Warrick of Murfreesboro. A nephew, Chris Robertson of Watertown and a great nephew, Tyler Robertson of Watertown. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Opal Simpson Sanders

Jul 16 2007

85 year old Opal Simpson Sanders of Woodbury died Monday of an extended illness at her daughter's home in Beech Grove. She was a Cannon County native, a housewife, and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. James Robert King and David Moody will officiate and burial will be in the Cherry Cemetery. Visitation starts Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hillary and Eunice Jones Simpson; her husband, Savage Sanders; a daughter, Maureen Mooneyham; brothers, Sterling and Alvie Simpson; and sisters, Ellen Brandon and Dorothy Collins. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian and Donald Morton of Murfreesboro and Vida and James Robert King of Beech Grove. A son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Arlene Sanders of Woodbury. A sister, Geneva Brandon of Woodbury. A brother, Robert Simpson of Bradyville. Six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Son-in-law, William Mooneyham of Woodbury. Woodbury Funeral Home is i charge of the arrangements.

Callie Evelyne Mathis

Jul 19 2007

95 year old Callie Evelyne Mathis of Liberty died Wednesday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member. Dennis Young and Dewey Dyer will officiate and burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church where it will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Mathis; parents, Calvin Lee and Mary Sissom Chumbley; brothers, Elmer Hale, Ray Hale, and Reed Hale; and a sister, Ethel Mai Gilley. Survivors include two daughters, Mainelle Derting and Lucille and her husband Glenn Davenport all of Liberty. Five grandchildren, Kenneth Derting, Larry Davenport, Mickey Davenport, Hugh Davenport, and Leanne McGill. Fourteen great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren and a brother, Billy and his wife Bobbie Hale of Liberty. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred H. Vandygriff

Jul 20 2007

88 year old Mildred H. Vandygriff of the Gassaway Community died Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Sycamore Baptist Church, where she was a member for 75 years. Richard Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home. The body will then be taken to the church for the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Winfred Vandygriff; her parents, Thomas Monroe and Bettie Ferrell Hancock; a son, William Dwight Vandygriff; and two brothers, Walbert and Turney Hancock. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and her husband Jimmy Ramsey of Gassaway and Winona and her husband Steve West of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Donnie and Dennis Ramsey, Dana Clark, Megan West and Kristin Brock. Great grandchildren, Austin, Alex, Dalton, and Cassie Ramsey. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Roy Mason Trapp

Jul 21 2007

78 year old Roy Mason Trapp of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a member of the Buckners Chapel United Methodist Church, a member of the I.A.M. Local 735, and a retired Aircraft Mechanic with Avco. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ronald Whited, Vincent Baker, and Phil Tollett will officiate and burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Roy and Luella M.Caplinger Trapp; brothers, Donald and Johnny Trapp; and a sister, Oleada Duke. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Illene Trapp of Smithville. Four children, Dennis Mason and his wife Angelia Trapp of Smithville, Timothy Wade and his wife Sandra Trapp of Smithville, Kathy Diane and her husband Joey Goodwin of Smithville, and Michael Jerome and his wife Kristi Trapp of Oak Ridge. Grandchildren, Jeremy Trapp, Joseph Trapp, Wesley Young, Grant Goodwin, Katelyn Goodwin, Solomon Trapp, and Silas Trapp. A great grandchild, Hannah Paige Trapp. A brother, Boyd Trapp of Smithville. Sisters, Lou Audrey Malone of Dowelltown, JoAnn Baker of Smithville, Peggy Agee of Smithville, and Judy Johnson of Liberty. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

David Bryan Thompson

Feb 23 2007

40 year old David Bryan Thompson of Watertown died Thursday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in DeKalb County and was an employee of Presicion Rubber Company. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Shannon Cantrell and Leon White will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by brothers Robert and Randall Hicks and grandparents, Mildred Roberts and Ewin and Ada Hicks. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Bain Thompson of Watertown. A son, Bryan Thompson of Watertown. His parents, Tom and JoAnn Hicks of Watertown. Seven brothers and sisters, Betty and her husband Danny Prater of Smithville, Christy and her husband Lynn Tisdale of Brush Creek, Jimmy and his wife Jane Thompson of Louisville, Kentucky, Joseph and his wife Kim Hicks, Brad and his wife Stephanie Hicks, and Dee Hicks all of Lebanon, and Amy and her husband Elliott Persinger of Watertown. Nine nieces and fifteen nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Leonard Collins

Feb 21 2007

77 year old Leonard Collins of Gordonsville died Tuesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center, Carthage of an extended illness. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the service will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. John Griffin and Dwight Knowles will officiate and burial will be in the Smith County Memorial Gardens in Carthage.. The family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosa Tayse Collins. Three children, Patsy Collins of Gordonsville, Connie and her husband Eugene Williams of Gordonsville, and Mark and his wife Danielle Collins of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Kevin and his wife Nichole Williams of Carthage, Keith Williams of Gordonsville, and Hunter Collins of Smithville. Three great grandchildren, Allision, Luke, and Hunter Williams all of Carthage. A sister, Betty Schafer of Leesburg, Virginia. Brothers, James Collins of Carthage and Reverend Herman \"Jake\" Collins of Pleasant Shade and Harold \"Slick\" Collins of Carthage. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

William Ed

Feb 16 2007

77 year old William Ed \"Skillet\" Rutland of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from Estes Furniture Company. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Hayes and Wade Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Baker Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Annie Rutland; his wife, Joleen Rutland; and a brother, Robert Rutland. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David, Sr. and Denise Rutland of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Lanetta League of Clarksville, D.J. Rutland, Trista Armour, and E.J. League all of Smithville. One sister, Janette League of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

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