94 year old Hubert Lee Whitworth of McMinnville died Friday at his daughter's residence. Born in Lincoln County, he was a retired head produce clerk with Kroger, a former McMinnville City Alderman, and a member of the Rolling Acres Brethren in Christ Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Rosie Calpurine Koonce Whitworth; his wife, Odie R'Della Whitworth; a daughter, Carolyn Mayfield; a son, Hubert Lynn Whitworth; brothers, Alton, Lester, J.W. and Curtis Whitworth; and a sister, Olivia Slayton. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Ralph Tucker, Ernest Weber, and William McCormick will officiate and burial will be in the Shellsford Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Hoyte Hale of Smithville and Linda and Ronnie Huff of McMinnville. Sons, Kenneth Whitworth of Decatur, Alabama and Jamie Whitworth of McMinnville. Sisters, Dora Slayton of Fayetteville, Elvaree and Clifford Holley of Lewisburg, and Nina Ruth and Max Walker of Jacksonville, Florida. Grandchildren, Dathan and Sarah Beth Hale of Johnson City, Angela and Billy Osment of Smithville, Amy Melton of McMinnville, Tina and Jeff Lassiter of McMinnville, Darrin and Ladonya Whitworth of Decatur, Alabama, and Selena Belew of Birmingham, Alabama. Great grandchildren, Jackub and Josef Osment, Aubriana Melton, Erika and Allen Betschart, EmiLee Grace Lassiter, Grayson and Destany Whitworth, and Tate and Avery Belew. Two foster great grandchildren, Anabel and Alondra Lassiter. Son-in-law, Waymon Mayfield of McMinnville and special friends, Sally Barker and Lisa Crowe. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Carrie Inez Bass of Alexandria died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a nurse and a Methodist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Dowell Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Cora Bates Tubbs; her husband Rhome Bass; and a son, Charles David Bass. Survivors include a daughter, Billie McKinley of Carthage. Seven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
96 year old Gertie Lou Stephens of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a retired shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hershel and Eller Braswell; her husband, Lucious Stephens; a son, Billy Brice Stephens; and a sister, Mable Braswell. She is survived by nephews, Donnie Lewis of Smithville, Mike Stephens of Chattanooga, and Mark Stephens of Knoxville. A niece, Gail Coll of Dallas Texas. A great nephew, Jimmy Lewis of Smithville. A great niece, Heather Kent of Murfreesboro and a sister-in-law, Marie Stephens of Chattanooga. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
80 year old Henry Frank Adcock of Smithville died Tuesday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a retired Postal Service worker and a Jehovah's Witness. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Lee and Lizzie Robinson Adcock. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lydia Adcock of Smithville. A brother, Odie Adcock of Nashville. A sister, Veda Clark of Sparta and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
80 year old Lorene Driver of Alexandria died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a DeKalb County native. a homemaker, and a member of the West Main Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Amos Jarman and Phillip Lane will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Early and Valley Tramel Webster; two brothers, Clarence Webster and John Webster; and two sisters, Bettie Johnson and Lealett Agee. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert Driver of Alexandria. A daughter, Betty Sue Vaughn of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Randy and his wife Natasha Vaughn of Alexandria and Cindy Vaughn of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Drake Vaughn and Ellie Grace Vaughn both of Alexandria. Three sisters, Elsie Pugh of Lebanon and Ruth Agee and Tommie Dedmon both of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
74 year old Dallas Reed "Red" Young of Woodbury died Saturday at his residence. He was a 30 year employee of the Carrier Corporation and a member of the Short Mountain Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Royce Martin and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in the Gunter Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Lester "Cuz" and Lillie Frances Luna Young; a son, Michael Young; an infant brother; and three brothers, Kelly, Herman, and Lester Young; and a sister, Lera Young. Survivors include his wife, Jennie Campbell Young of Woodbury. Two daughters, Jennifer and her husband Ricky Nixon and Lisa and her husband Timmy Nixon all of Smithville. A daughter-in-law, Carolyn Tramel Young of Woodbury. Five grandchildren, Allison and Derek Fann of Woodbury, Jenna and her husband Tim Reynolds of Alexandria, Wesley Young and his fiance Mandy Jakes of Woodbury, Lynsey Nixon and Nathan Nixon both of Smithville. Two brothers, Alvin and his wife Connie Young of Donelson and Nelson and his wife Dean Young of Smithville. Five sisters, Elsie and her husband John Whitworth of Clarksville, Mentie and husband Auvel Atnip, Thelma and husband Cordell Evans and Imanell Vanatta all of Smithville, and Geraldine Hargrove of New Jersey. One brother-in-law, Doris and his wife Jo Ann Campbell of Woodbury. Two sisters-in-law, Ina and her husband Phillip Vaughn of Smithville and Beulah Smith of McMinnville. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
65 year old Janice Bittner Anderson of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She attended the Sink Creek Baptist Church and was a retired school bus driver. A graveside service will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Wendell Judkins will officiate. There will be no visitation. She was preceded in death by her husband, Evan Bittner. Survivors include two sons, Tyler and his wife Sherry Bittner of Smithville and Todd and his wife Sallie Bittner of Arizona. A daughter, Tonya Caldwell of Smithville. A grandchild, Brittney Barnes of Smithville. Four step-grandchildren, Tom and Toby Delgado of Arizona, Josh, Neal, and Rhiannon Powers of Smithville. One great grandchild, Brooklyn and five brothers also survive. The family has requested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Sink Creek Baptist Church. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
70 year old Gaynell Haynes Agee of Hickman died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in Stonewall, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Thellie Adell Gibbs and Hubert Lee Haynes. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Duncan and a daughter, Ina May Nadine Agee. She was a homemaker and a long time member of the Hickman Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School worker, and she taught Mission Friends for several years. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hickman Baptist Church. Donald Elmore, Scott Bennett, and James Gordon Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Baird Memorial Cemetery at Hickman. The Agee family will receive friends at the Hickman Baptist Church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Hickman Baptist Church. Gaynell is survived by her husband of 52 years, Jackie Agee of Hickman. Two sons, Virgil and his wife Sherry Agee of Hickman and Gordon Agee of Hickman. Six grandchildren, Justin Agee of Hickman, Sarah and her husband Joshua Mofield of Hiwassee, Samantha and her husband Matt Maynard of Brush Creek, Elizabeth Agee of Hickman, Elizabeth Long and Alyissa Long of Hickman. Five great grandchildren, Caleb, Callie, and Chloe Mofield of Hiwassee and Austin and Corey Schaffer of Hickman. A brother, David and his wife Elizabeth Haynes of Gordonsville. Two sisters, Ina Haynes and Tammy Haynes both of Brush Creek. Three nieces, three nephews, four great nieces, and one great nephew. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
64 year old Barbra Ann Stanley of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center of McMinnville. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Owens & Bobby Wheeler will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Thomas and Cleo Parker Shelton and a son, Mark William Bush. Survivors include two sons, Carl Wayne and his wife Linda Bush and Michael and his wife Mandy Stanley. One daughter, Jennifer and her husband Donald Pack. Four step-sons, Ronald Stanley, Eddie and his wife Lou Ella Stanley, Rickey and his wife Kathy Stanley, and Randall and his wife Mary Stanley. Seven grandchildren, Derrick & Kristel Bush, Brian Waggoner, Mark Stanley, Ashley Pack, and Christopher Crabtree, Donald and Dorannda Pack all of Smithville. Several step grand and great grandchildren. Four sisters, Alice and Wayne Jacobs of Woodbury, Pamela and Bobby Jacobs of McMinnville, Katherine and Jimmy Merriman of Centertown, and Gwendolyn and Gary Williams of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
61 year old Brother Gary Taylor of Alexandria died Monday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a millworker, minister, and a member of the Alexandria United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale, Wilson Williams, and Louie Hillis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Clinton and Opal Rigsby Taylor; a brother, James L. Taylor and two sisters, Judy Ann Taylor and his twin sister Martha Gail Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Julie Taylor of Alexandria. A brother, Bob and his wife Joy Taylor of Centertown. Four sisters, Carol and her husband Bob Mullican, Brenda and her husband Jimmy Woodlee, and Cathy Bouldin all of McMinnville, and Betty and her husband Jerry Baker of Viola. Several nieces and nephews also survive along with very special friends, Lee and Janet Hayes of Statesville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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