76 year old Norman Henson Caldwell of Smithville died Friday at the Alvin C. York Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was a retired Army veteran, a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, and the VFW and American Legion. The funeral will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Glen Burks will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Lena Ferrell Caldwell; his wife, Sylvia Caldwell; two sisters, Lois Moon and Nannie Mae Hale; and two brothers, Wade and J.W. Caldwell. Survivors include a son, Ricky Caldwell; two daughters, Connie and husband Greg Rigsby and Maria and husband Ricky Parsley. Four grandchildren, Melissa and Kevin Luttrell, Lawanna and Jamie Holloway, and Candise and Trevor Rigsby. Three great grandchildren, Makenna Luttrell, Madelynne Bogle, and Samuel Holloway all of Woodbury. Two sisters, Dorothy Miller and Flonnie Vanatta. Three brothers, Bruce, Zeb, and Raymon Caldwell all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
82 year old Loyd Lee Hale of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church, a shirt factory worker, and a farmer. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bernard Houk and Dathan Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Hale was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac and Dexie Hale; a brother, James Hale; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ed and Fannie Graham; a sister-in-law, Hazel Hale; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Graham. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Josephine Hale of Smithville. Two sons. Rickey and wife Diane Hale and Mark and wife Patty Hale all of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Christopher, Justin, and Alicia Hale. One great grandchild, Addison. A brother, Hoyte and wife Helen Hale of Smithville. Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carlon and wife Melba Graham, Phillip and wife Ann Hawkins all of Smithville, and Billie and wife Helen Graham of Akron, Ohio. Special friend, Patrick Allen of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
85 year old Abraham Poteet "A.P." McClain of Cookeville died Sunday at the Masters Health Care Center in Algood. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Cookeville City Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He is survived locally by a daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Steve London; Grandson, Jeff and wife Dana London; and Great grandchildren, Caleb and Courtney London all of Smithville. Other survivors include daughters Linda Thompson, Pat Lee, and Cathy McClain; Two sons, Wayne and John McClain; and three sisters, Ethel Mahler, Clara Clemons, and Gertrude Wood. Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, Cookeville Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
47 year old Steven Frazier Knowles of Murfreesboro died Saturday. He was owner and operator of Knowles Nursery. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens at 4:00 p.m. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro. Knowles was a 1981 graduate of DeKalb County High School where he played football. While playing football, he was selected 1st team all-state and he was named Most Valuable Player locally. Knowles also played football at MTSU from 1981-83. He was a brother of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After graduating college, he worked in the family business, Knowles and Sons Nursery until it was sold and he started his own business, Knowles Nursery. He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Frazier Knowles. Survivors include his wife, Laurie Knowles of Murfreesboro. A son, Steven Frazier Knowles, Jr. of Murfreesboro. His father, Roy Lewis Knowles of Cookeville. Brothers, Jim "Bear" Knowles, Kenneth and his wife Tammy Knowles, and Larry and his wife Melissa Knowles all of Smithville. A sister, Linda Sue Knowles of Smithville. Nieces, Hillary Knowles of Gallatin, Martha Ashley Knowles of Nashville, and Maggie Knowles, and Kerigan Sanders both of Smithville. Nephews, Dustin Knowles of Murfreesboro, and Josh Love and Parker Knowles both of Smithville.Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro is in charge of the arrangements.
82 year old Maudie Virginia Thomason of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life Church and a factory worker. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Susie Vanatta Chapman; children, David Dale and Wanda Gail Thomason; and brothers, William Chapman and Jessie Chapman. Survivors include a daughter, Patsy and husband Jessie Drury of Smithville. Two sons, Doyle Thomason and Bobby and wife Ruby Thomason both of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Michael Caldwell, Devin Drury, B.J. Thomason, and Clint Thomason. Six great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, and three brothers, Toy B. Chapman of Liberty, Cordell Chapman and Buster Chapman both of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
29 year old David Wayne Alexander of Murfreesboro died Thursday at his residence. He was employed by Nissan and he was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. Alexander was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles Robinson and Robert and Jean Alexander. Survivors include his parents, Tommy and Joyce Alexander. One brother Rob and his wife Lori Alexander of Sparta. His grandmother, Jacqueline Robinson of Smithville. A host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp and the Cumberland Presbyterian Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.
92 year old Carmyne Lowery of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Lowery was a retired farmer, member of the Bethel Methodist Church, member of the Eastern Star, voter precinct worker, and Trustee of the Bethel Cemetery for over 30 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Wilson Williams, Terry Little, and Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. An Eastern Star Service will be Friday at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Lowery was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Johnnie Denby; adopted parents, Dora and Sam Marler; one son, Sherman Lowery; and two brothers, Joe and Frank O. Denby. Survivors include a daughter, JoAnn Blaylock of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Terry and Brian Blaylock of McMinnville, Mark Lowery of Hilham, and Cindy Phillips of Murfreesboro. One great grandchild, Dylan Lowery of Hilham. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the Bethel Cemetery, in lieu of flowers.
81 year old Evelyn Wright Bogle of Alexandria died Thursday at Alive Hospice in Nashville. She was born in Alexandria, the daughter of the late Bertha Bliss Mason and Edgar Stevens Wright. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Louise Wright, Ben Wright, Malcolm Wright, Doug Wright, James Howard Wright, Ruby Wright Barry, Mary Wright Sandlin, Phocion Wright, Jack Wright, Joe Wright, and Frances Wright Lawrence. She was married to William A. "Bill" Bogle, Jr. and he preceded her in death. She worked at Welsh Manufacturing Company in Gordonsville for seventeen years. She was a lifetime member of the Alexandria Church of Christ. Bogle is survived by a daughter, Karen Fite of Murfreesboro. Sons, Randy Bogle and his wife Beth of Riverwatch and Jeff Bogle and his wife Beverly of Franklin. Grandsons, Bill Melton and wife Melissa of Franklin; Craig Melton and wife Julie of Murfreesboro; and Jeffrey Bogle of Franklin. Granddaughters, Brooke Bogle Frost of Vidalia, Georgia and Bailey Bogle of Franklin. Seven great grandchildren survive. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Trey Helton will officiate and burial will follow in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The Bogle family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. Avant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
63 year old Gary Wayne Cripps of Mount Juliet died Thursday at the Nashville V.A Hospital. He was born in DeKalb County. Cripps was also a Baptist, a graduate of DeKalb County High School, and a U.S. Army Disabled Veteran. Cripps served during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Silver Star, Medal of Valor, and Purple Heart. He was active in the Donelson Civitan Club, Donelson Girls Softball Program, and the American Legion and V.F.W.. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jerald Cripps and Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and prior to the service on Sunday. Cripps was preceded in death by his father, Carl Cripps. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Spence Cripps of Mount Juilet. A daughter, Angela Royalty of Lebanon. A grandson, Brody Royalty. His mother, Willie Jim Cripps of Dowelltown. Brothers, Jerald Cripps and wife Lisa of Liberty and Dwight Cripps of Dowelltown. A sister-in-law, Pat Marshall and husband Wayne of Cane Ridge. Nieces, Amy Raymond and Rosie Pollard. Nephews, Matt and wife Melody Cripps, Jordan and wife Nicole Cripps, and Justin Cripps. Great nieces, Kendall and Addie Vertigo and Savannah Pollard and a great nephew, Jackson Pollard. Memorials may be made to the Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in lieu of flowers. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
59 year old Larry Dale "Buck" Martin of Liberty died Wednesday at the M D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Martin was a U.S. Army veteran, stationed in Germany. He was also an assembler at Wal-mart and he attended the Faith Congregational Methodist Church and the Fuller's Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Chris Long and Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Martin was preceded in death by his father, James C. Martin. Survivors include his wife, Connie Martin of Liberty. A son, Barry Martin of Smithville. A daughter, Natasha Figgins of Gallatin. Grandchildren, Kayla Hubbard, Tayler Martin, Lance League, Morgan Clark, Madison Figgins, LaPrice Figgins, and Lexis Figgins. His mother, Ruth Parker of Liberty. A sister, Judy and husband Gary Mathis of Liberty. A half-sister, Melisha Martin of Smithville. Father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Bobbie Don Curtis of Liberty. Nieces, Kimberly Mathis Cox of Liberty, Jenny and husband Ritchie Bennett of Temperance Hall. Several aunts, uncles, great nieces and nephews and cousins. Special friend, Scott Holloway. His extended family at Wal-mart. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to either the Fuller's Chapel United Methodist Church or to Salem Cemetery, in lieu of flowers.