81 year old Jesse James "Screw" Driver of Elmwood died Sunday at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. He was a Smith County native, a construction worker, and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jerry Driver and Charles Gentry will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery at Alexandria. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie C. and Ethel Fitts Driver; sisters, Virginia and husband Marvin Lynch; Josephine Driver, and Corrine and husband Luther Music; and brothers, Avin Driver and Lacy Lane Driver. Survivors include a sister, Mildred Thomas of Carthage. Brother and sister-in-law, Alex and Rosell Driver of Chestnut Mound. Sister-in-law, Bessie Driver of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
90 year old Nevelene Reeder of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bright Hill Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 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, Harmon Redmon and Oma Pack Summers; her husband, Clarence Reeder; and four brothers, Garlon, Jack, Nelson, and Lloyd Redmon. Survivors include two daughters, Doris Reed of Mississippi and Judy and husband Richard Medlen of Kentucky. Six grandchildren, Tamara Miles and Gueary Reed of Mississippi, Michael Medlen of Indiana, David Reed of Tennessee, Warren Edward Medlen of Minnesota, and Mat Medlen of Kentucky. Seven great grandchildren, Christina Medlen and Kennedy and Kayce Reed of Tennessee, Dena and Travis Miles of Mississippi, Daniel Mabry of Missouri, and Quincy Bell of Indiana. Two great great grandchildren, Emma Grace Miles of Mississippi and Kellen Mabry of Missouri. Three sisters, Lois Randall and Jeanette Young both of Smithville and Norene Anderson of Sparta. One brother, Mack Redmon of Murfreesboro. One special sister-in-law, Jo Dean Redmon of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arranagements.
81 year old Dorothy Louise Gray Burnett of Alexandria died Saturday at Lebanon Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Macon, Georgia, the daughter of the late Thelma Chiles and Charles LeRoy Gray. Six brothers and sisters preceded her in death, Charles Gray, Tabitha Milam, Helen Ripley, Lila Mae Hitton, Bobby Gray, and Thelma Gray. A great granddaughter also preceded her in death, McKinsey Grace Cannon. She was married in 1948 to Walter Lee Burnett and they lived in Georgia until 1980 when they moved to Alexandria. She was a beautician and later a dental technician. While in Georgia, she was a member of the Atlanta First Church of the Nazarene and after moving to Alexandria, she became a member of the First Baptist Church in Alexandria. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. Dr. Curt Wagoner will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The Burnett family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the service at the church. Burnett is survived by her husband of 62 years, Walter Burnett of Alexandria. A son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Rebecca Burnett of Dowelltown. Two daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Loyd Dyer of Alexandria and Sharon and Sam Cooke of Pensacola, Florida. Seven grandchildren, Justin Burnett of Dowelltown, Jeremy and wife Cindy Burnett of Antioch, Keith and wife Brenda Cannon of Cookeville, Tracy and wife Leslie Cannon of Dowelltown, Brandon Dyer of Alexandria, Sunny Marie Hatchett of Gainesville, Georgia and Spencer Lee Hatchett of Dacula, Georgia. Two step-grandchildren, Lisa and husband Todd Hieatt of Cookeville and Denise Dyer of Franklin. Five great grandchildren, Madelene Lee Burnett, Peyton, Devin, Noah, and Hunter Bryce Cannon. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Buddy and Marian Gray of Dadeville, Alabama and Ray and Ilene Gray of Powder Spring, Georgia. A sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Walter Rabon of Conyers, Georgia. Sister-in-law, Dean Gray of Marietta, Georgia. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
61 year old Donnie G. Taylor of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a member of the Short Mountain United Methodist Church. He was self-employed. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Underwood Cemetery in LaFayette. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Taylor was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian Taylor; his father, C.H. Malone; and grandparents, Green and Ava Pedigo. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Taylor of Smithville. A daughter, Robin and husband Tommy Dozier of LaFayette. Four grandchildren, Corey Jenkins, Tyler Jenkins, Logan Dozier, and Eddie Lee Smith. One great grandchild, Alie Jayden Jenkins. Two brothers, Delmar Taylor of Brandon, Mississippi and Boyd Malone of Oak Ridge. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with expenses, in lieu of flower.
Richard Leon McDaniels, III, newborn son of Patricia Ann Tindell and Richard Leon McDaniels, Jr. of Temperance Hall died Sunday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. The infant is also survived by a brother, Cheyenne McDaniels and sisters, Paige McDaniels and Amber McDaniels. Grandparents, Patricia Parks of Sparta; Deborah Culwell of Smithville; Richard McDaniels, Sr. of Smithville and Keith Tindell of Sparta. Great grandparents, Jessie Teeples of Sparta and Era Lou Van Way of West Virginia. Several aunts and uncles also survive. A memorial service will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. George Reed will officiate. The McDaniels family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
80 year old Clyde Thomas of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Church of Christ and he was retired from the Exxon Oil Company after 31 years. Thomas was a member of the Lions Club, Chairman of the Board at Stones River Hospital for 10 years, Red Cross Blood Drives, contributor and supporter to Dr. Adams Memorial Library in Woodbury, and a Korean War veteran. He served in the Navy for 52 months. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in the Thyatira Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Marshal and Lola Knox Thomas and two brothers, Albert Guy Thomas and Ray Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Bobbye Jean Page Thomas of Smithville. A daughter, Lola Jan Thomas of Smithville. A niece, Colette Thomas Worm of Virginia. Two nephews, Gary Thomas of Milton and Dr. Michael Thomas of Texas. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
79 year old Marie McCormack of Rossville died Wednesday. She was born in Smithville but moved to Rossville in 1986. She was a member of the Boynton United Methodist Church. McCormack was preceded in death by her parents, Jody and Violet Arnold and her sister, Jewell Phillips. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. E.D.T. on Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe and from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. C.D.T. on Friday and prior to the service on Saturday at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville. She is survived by her husband, Mack McCormack; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Carlon LaFever of Soddy Daisy; step daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Dallas Owens of Gallatin; step-sons and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Kathy Henry of Rossville and Steven McCormack of Milton, Florida. Seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
77 year old Robert Lee Engler of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC. He was a retired engineer with the City of Cincinnati. He was also a Catholic. The family has chosen direct cremation. Engler is survived by a step-daughter, Terri Kirby of Dowelltown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
91 year old Ina Mae Tramel Hendrixson of Smithville died Monday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A native of DeKalb County, she was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church, the Methodist Woman's Society, the Eastern Star, the American Legion, and she was a former volunteer Candy Striper at the hospital. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Hendrixson; her parents, Thomas H. and Ruthie I. Tramel; brothers, Alton Tramel and James Tramel; and a sister, Robbie Tramel Watts. Survivors include two daughters, Paulette Parsley and her husband Cleo McDonald of Cookeville and Tricia and her husband James Wood of Madison, Alabama. Three granddaughters, Paula Lynn and husband Joe Yost of Kennesaw, Georgia; Stephanie and husband John M. Cooper, IV of Spring Hill; and Sonja and husband Thomas Franks, Jr. of Athens, Alabama. Grandson, Jason Tramel Parsley and wife, Cece of White House. Six great grandchildren, Ashleigh Franks, Justin Yost, Rachel Yost, Samantha Franks, Emmaline Cooper, and John Marshall Cooper, V. Numerous nieces and nephews survive along with caregiver Lisa Curry of Cookeville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
69 year old Nina Moser Turner of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a factory worker and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Terry Fesler and Junior Ellis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Marlin and Ophie Lee Hubbard Moser. Survivors include her husband, Boyd Turner of Smithville. A brother, Willie and his wife Linda Moser of Smithville. A sister, Reba Stewart of Smithville. Numerous nieces, nephews, and great nephews also survive. The family asks that donations be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.