67 year old James Thomas Hall, Sr. of Alexandria died Monday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a Wilson County native and a Master Carpenter and farmer. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Richard Buckner and Matthew Long will officiate and burial will be in the Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Sue Williams Hall; a son, James Thomas Hall, Jr.; parents, Joe Don and Bonnie Hall; and an infant sister, Roberta Hall. Survivors include children, Joe and wife Lory Hall of Watertown, Terry G. and wife Glenda Hall of Smithville, Tammy Hall of Alexandria, and Tina and husband Carlos Hamlet of Watertown. A daughter-in-law, Kathy Hall of Watertown. Grandchildren, Katrina Orrand, Amanda Hall, A.J. Hamlet, Mindy Mofield, T.J. Hall, Jimmy Hall, Gage Estes, and Molly Hall. Great grandchildren, Lincoln and Isabella Orrand. Brothers, J.D. and wife Becky Hall of Lebanon, Jerrell and wife Sherry Hall of Alexandria, and Bobby and wife Faye Hall of Alexandria. A sister, Betty Jean and husband Billy Malone of Dowelltown. A brother-in-law, Grant Williams of Temperance Hall. Nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
78 year old Jo Ann Baker of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church, a shirt factory worker, and a nurses aid. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Phil Tollett and Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Roy and Lu Ella Caplinger Trapp; a son, Lewis Vincent Foster; three brothers, Mason, Johnny, and Donald Trapp; and a sister, Oleta Duke. Survivors include her husband, Vincent L. Baker of Smithville. Four children, Donna Swain of Memphis, Angie Baker of Bartlett, Jeffery Baker and Jason Young Baker both of Murfreesboro. Six grandchildren.Three sisters, Lou Autrey Malone of Dowelltown, Peggy Agee of Smithville, and Judy Johnson of Liberty. One brother, Boyd Trapp of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
61 year old Brenda Wilkerson of Brush Creek died Friday at her residence. She was born in Wilson County, the daughter of the late Mattie Lean Smallwood and Fred Anderson Grisham. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lorene Elmore; two brothers, Charles Grisham and Robert Grisham and a daughter Dana Michelle Reeder. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home, where the service will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Danny Sellars and Danny Tomlinson will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. The Wilkerson family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. Wilkerson is survived by her husband, Jackie Wilkerson of Brush Creek. Children, Ricky Hindsley of Brush Creek, Mike Hindsley of Alexandria, Dewayne Reeder of Alexandria, and Derrick Reeder of Brush Creek. Three sisters, Leavern and husband Tommy Garrison of Lebanon, Elizabeth and husband Tim Ferrell of Alexandria, and Sandy and husband Ricky Winfree of Alexandria. Three step-children, James and wife Sherry Wilkerson of Brush Creek, Danny and wife Janet Wilkerson of New Middleton and Christel and husband Ricky Hall of Carthage. Eight grandchildren and seven step grandchildren also survive. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
52 year old Denise Barnes Wenger of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Lori Myrick will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Nelda Poss Barnes; a brother, Vernon Barnes; a sister, Zelda Barnes; and a sister-in-law, Jill Burkes Barnes. Survivors include her husband, Dan Wenger of Smithville. A daughter, Peggy Armour Hullett of Smithville. A son, Matt Wenger of Smithville and his girlfriend Heather Wolfe. Brothers, Jeff and wife Mel Barnes of Texas, Tiny and wife Cheryl Barnes, Kenny and wife Barbara Barnes all of Smithville, Thomas and wife Tina Rose of Alexandria, and Randy Rose of Cookeville. Grandchildren, Conner Hullett and Ryan Wenger; special friends, Shane Hullett and Mike Redmon; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Conner Hullett and Ryan Wenger College Fund or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
87 year old Beatrice Rhea Green of McMinnville died Thursday at River Park Hospital of an extended illness. She was a Baptist and a nursery worker at Warren County Nursery. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. George Roberts will officiate and burial will be in the Smyrna Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Carlee Smartt Rhea; her husband, Theopluis Green; a son, Jimmy Green; brothers, Fred and Finis Rhea; and sisters, Oma Womack and Geneva Farless. Survivors include her companion for 35 years, Arthur Page of McMinnville. Two daughters, Vivian Sinks and Phyllis Roller both of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.
90 year old Cloie Caldwell of Smithville died Thursday night at DeKalb Community Hospital in Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Life United Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dwayne Cornelius will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Nora Elizabeth Taylor Gay; her husband, L.D. Caldwell; a son, Larry D. Caldwell; sons-in-law, Jimmy Arnold and Teddy Foutch; brothers, Homer Gay and Gentry Gay; sisters, Virgie Colwell, Annie Mae Sparkman, Pauline Murphy, Bertha Jump, and Dorothy Presley. Survivors include sons, Bobby and wife Jane Gay, David and wife Rita Caldwell, and Wallace and wife Carolyn Caldwell all of Smithville. Daughters, Libby Foutch, Rebecca and husband Steve Ritchie all of Smithville, Freda and husband Gene Lumby of Pierre, South Dakota. Grandchildren, Michael and wife Brenda Gay, Kitty and husband Tony Thomas, Tiffany Caldwell, Kristal and husband Mike Selle, Brent and wife Lacy Arnold, Brandon Arnold, Seth Ritchie, Amy Ritchie, and Shon and wife April LeBeau. Nine great grandchildren. Brothers, James and wife Darlene Gay of Lewisburg and J.E. and wife Lois Gay of McMinnville. A sister, Ruby West of McMinnville. A host of nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
20 year old Private First Class Billy Gene Anderson died on Monday, May 17th in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense reports that PFC Anderson died in Badghis province Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with improvised explosive devices. He was assigned to the 508th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
The funeral for PFC Anderson will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Life United Pentecostal Church. Michael Hale and Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in the Dismal Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation Tuesday will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Anderson enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 26th, 2009 and was deployed to Afghanistan on January 13th, 2010. Anderson was due to return home in July.
Several awards have been bestowed upon PFC Anderson including the Bronze Star Medal, posthumous; the Purple Heart Medal, posthumous; Army Commendation Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal, posthumous; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with a Bronze Service Star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal, posthumous; Combat Action Badge; posthumous; Parachutist Badge, basic; Weapons Qualifications Badge; and Overseas Service Bar.
Anderson was a member of the Covenant Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Steve Goodwin; his maternal grandparents, Edwin "Cruse" and Connie Inez Lattimore Wheeler; and his paternal grandfather, Walter L. Goodwin.
Anderson is survived by his wife, Caitlin Anderson of Smithville. A daughter, Lilly Grace Anderson of Smithville. His mother, Marlene Goodwin of Alexandria. His paternal grandmother, Louise Goodwin of Liberty. One sister, April and her husband Chad Walker of Alexandria. Two brothers, Bobby Joe and wife Tabitha Anderson and John and wife Claire all of Smithville. Special nieces and nephews, Thea, Hunter, Nik, Macy, and Summer. His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jimmy and Gina Lewis of Smithville. A sister-in-law, Chelsie Lewis of Smithville. A host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
54 year old Pamela Billings Farley of Nicholasville, Kentucky died Thursday, May 13th at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center following a brief illness.
Farley graduated from Berea College with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 1977. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Nursing and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Pam has been on the faculty in the Department of Nursing at Berea College for 27 years. She has served as the Susan V. Clayton Professor of Nursing, Chairperson of the Department of Nursing for the past 14 years. Pam has presented at numerous regional and national nursing conferences as well as attended international nursing conferences as far away as China and Great Britain. Pam served as past president of the Kentucky Association of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Programs Council (KABHDNP); appointed representative to the Kentucky Nursing Educational Mobility Task Force; appointed member to the Kentucky Board of Nursing, Education Committee; and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in state custody. Pam was a member of the American Nurses Association, Kentucky Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing and International Society of Psychiatric Nursing.
In addition to her husband of 33 years, Terry Farley, she is survived by her sisters Diane Haley and Lisa Peterson of Smithville. Nieces, Chandra Adcock and Gina Arnold; nephew, Ross Peterson; great nieces, Kealah Curtis and Shara Adcock; great nephews, Clark Adcock, Bryson Arnold and Samuel Arnold; and a great great nephew, Gauge Pack; all of Smithville. Farley is also survived by aunts, Hilda Billings of Sparta, Helen Faul of Michigan and Robbie Young of Smithville. An uncle, Barney Rickman of Smyrna, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ruth Billings.
A local memorial service is planned, but details will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Department of Nursing, Berea College, CPO 2190 Berea, Kentucky 40403 in Pam's name.
Elma Lois Melton Howard, of Lancing, Tennessee died Wednesday. She was a member of The Lord's Church in Lancing. The funeral service will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the chapel of Schubert Funeral Home at Wartburg. John Hollingsworth and Jerry Carmichael will officiate and burial will follow in Kubley Cemetery at Lancing. The family will receive friends Friday evening at Schubert Funeral Home in Wartburg from 6-8:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents; Walter Ray Melton and Armilda Katherine (Millie) Potter Melton, her Husband; Ernest Howard, Sons; Ernest Junior, Leonard and James Howard, Grandson; Richard Howard; and Siblings; Emerson, Edward and Arthur Melton and Emily McCormick. She is survived by children; Juanita Watson of Lancing, Rebecca and husband Jim McCormick of Smithville, Lucinda and husband Richard Maden , Melvin and wife Ruby Howard of Lancing, Royal and wife Retta Howard of Gordonsville, Rose and husband Tom Benzenhafer of Wartburg. Daughters-in-law; Wanda Howard of Jamestown and Lucretia Howard of Franklin, Kentucky. Siblings; Ola Melton and Nina Watson of Lancing and Roy Melton of Middlesboro, Kentucky. Twenty two grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Schubert Funeral Home at Wartburg is in charge of the arrangements
94 year old Frank Roy Roberts of Alexandria died Wednesday at his residence. He was a farmer and a DeKalb County native. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Upper Helton Baptist Church, where he was a member. Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cal Roberts and Ida Clayborn Roberts; his wife, Altie Ray Roberts; a grandson, Matthew Braden Roberts McAfee; four brothers, Hudson, Turner, Calvin, and Gaston; and a sister, Bessie Russell. Survivors include a daughter, Judy and husband Mike McAfee of Brush Creek. Grandchildren, Marty and wife Chesney McAfee of Memphis, Monty and wife Lisa McAfee of Alexandria, and Misha and husband Chris Collinson of Atlanta, Georgia. Great grandchildren, Mark McAfee, Blake McAfee, Rachel McAfee, Nicholas McAfee, Alden Collinson, and Carlyle Collinson. A sister, Mable Bratten of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.