76 year old Lorena Arleath Childers of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of the New Union Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bransford England will officiate. Burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Burton and Delma Blankenship Wright and a brother, Buel Wright. Survivors include her husband, William Gwin Childers. A son and daughter-in-law, Shane and Cindy Childers. Two grandchildren, Josh and Ryan Childers all of Smithville. Three brothers, Mark Wright of Memphis, Bobby Wright of Tullahoma, and Joe Wright of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of ther arrangements.
68 year old Earl M. Poss of Gassaway died Friday at the Alvin C. York Medical Center of a short illness. He was a Cannon County native, a Methodist, a U.S. Army veteran, and a retired logger. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Ruby Kirby Poss. Survivors include two brothers, Carl and his wife Emma Jean Poss of McMinnville and Don and his wife Linda Poss of Smithville. A sister, Elena Wimbush of Macon, Georgia. Several nieces and nephews survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
87 year old Louise Oakley Hawker of Hannah Branch Road, Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in the Hannah Branch community, the daughter of the late Annie Elizabeth Caplinger and Clarence L. Oakley. A brother and sister, J.C. Oakley and Frances Nixon; her husband, Charles Bratten Hawker; and a grandson, Bradley Scott Hawker, preceded her in death. She worked at the Alexandria Garment Plant for 30 years. She was also a homemaker and a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Pisgah United Methodist Church. Matthew Long and Perry Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the Church Cemetery. The Hawker Family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the family departs for the church at 1:15 p.m. Mrs. Hawker is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Helen Hawker of Lebanon and Larry and Elaine Hawker of Lebanon. A daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Don Malone of Liberty. Eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren survive. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
89 year old Clara Gambrell Trapp of Chattanooga, formerly of McMinnville, died at her residence on Tuesday of an extended illness. She was born in DeKalb County, a homemaker, and she attended the One Accord Community Church in Red Bank. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. The Trapp Family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Riley and Allie Maxwell Grambrell; her husband, Otis Lee Trapp; sisters, Mable Gambrell Pedigo; and Velma Leona Gambrell Hutchings Parrish; and brothers, Verble Gambrell, Ruby Solon Gambrell, Lloyd Ray Gambrell, Lee Roy Gambrell, William David Gambrell, Fred Winston Grambrell, and James Clifford Gambrell. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Trapp Dyer and her husband Everett; grandsons, Jeffery Lee Dyer and Bryan Vincent Dyer all of Chattanooga; a brother Floyd and wife Jo Gambrell of McMinnville; a sister, Myrtle Pedigo of Smithville; and a sister-in-law, Janell Gambrell of Hendersonville. Nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, 37416.
51 year old Elizabeth Belle Dies of Alexandria died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker. She was born in Putnam County and a member of the West Main Baptist Church. Her father and mother are Roy Thomas Glenn and Norma Gail Dolphin Glenn. She is survived by children, Tricia and her husband Pete Aucoin of Alexandria, Natasha Bates of Carthage, and Michael Williams of Alexandria. A sister, Jennifer and her husband Mike Cox of Lebanon. A brother, Bill Glenn of Lebanon. Her husband, Donnie Mark Dies. Grandchildren, Julia Armendariz, Kendra Aucoin, Gabriel Aucoin, Darius Williams, and Deshawna Williams. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
19 year old Casaundra Rena Maple of Smithville died Monday at River Park Hospital due to injuries received in an automobile accident. She was a member of the First Assembly of God and a cashier at McDonald's. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Richard Earl and Dorothy Maple, Sr.; and her step-grandfather, Wyndell Moore. Survivors include her mother and step-father, Catrina Maple and James Richard Smith of Smithville. Her father and step-mother, Randy, Sr. and Ruth Maple of Smithville. A brother, Randy Duane, Jr. and his wife Brittney Maple of Smithville. Sisters, Miranda Kaye Maple and Mary Marlene Maple of Smithville and Angela Kaye Hines Maple of McMinnville. Step-sister and brothers, Brittany Jane Smith of Smithville, Timothy Michael Kosirog of Texas, and Daniel Caleb Kosirog of Smithville. A nephew, Aaron Michael Maple of Smithville. Grandparents, William B. and Shirley Snipes of Smithville, Marilyn Moore of Florida. Step-grandparents, Dan and Katherine Randolph and Janice Hicks of Smithville. Special friend, Kyle Gregory of Hendersonville. A host of aunts, uncles, great-aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.
22 year old Bryan Timothy Walker of Smithville died Monday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. today and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Felicia Poss Walker of Smithville. Three brothers, Steve Walker, Jr. and John and Rebecca Byford all of Smithville and Donnie West of Alexandria. Four sisters, Anna Marie, Xena and Danyelle Walker and Candy West all of Smithville. Grandparents, Douglas and Lois Walker of Smithville and four nieces, Kayley and Hannah West of Alexandria and Autumn and Jazmine Byford of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
69 year old Jeanette Hale Richey of Chattanooga died Saturday. She was born in DeKalb County. Richey was a member of the Maranantha Baptist Church and was employed with the James Glass Company. She was a 1957 graduate of DeKalb County High School. After graduation, she attended Middle Tennessee State University. Richey was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Helen Hale and a brother, Max Hale. Survivors include her son and a daughter-in-law, Keith and Tracy Richey. A grandson, Keith Richey II. Abrother, Dwayne Hale. A sister-in-law, Lila Hale. Nieces, Lisa Hale Bannett, Emily Hale, Amanda Hale Smith, Jennifer Hale, Callie Hale and Joy Hale. A nephew, Howard Hale, Jr. snd several great nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Tuesday at noon at the Maranantha Baptist Church. Billy Dean, Mark Atkins, and Jerry Hall will officiate and burial will be in the Lakewood Memory Gardens, South. The body will be at the church one hour before the service. The family will receive friends from noon until 9:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Chattanooga.
67 year old Jimmy Nelson Jones of Murfreesboro died Saturday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. He was born in DeKalb County. Jones was a retired line foreman with TVA and a member of the Hillview Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Eaton and Iva Maureen Cantrell Jones; his wife Sonja Jean Keaton Jones; sons, Wendall Jones, Randall Jones, and Darell Wayne Jones; and a sister, Janie Black. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Alan Craig and Candice Jones of Readyville. A daughter, Shellie Rena Webb of Murfreesboro and grandchildren, Eston Craig Jones, Ethan Ray Jones, and Aaron Samuel Jones all of Readyville. Many other family members and friends also survive. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Steve Watts will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Green Hill. The Jones family will receive friends on Sunday until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home.
53 year old Charles Lee Bain of McMinnville died Saturday night at River Park Hospital. He was a member of the Pioneer Community Church and a former employee of Wal-mart. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Larry Self will officiate and burial will be in the Tittsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Frances Self Bain and a nephew, Jacob King. Survivors include brothers, David and his wife Linda Bain of McMinnville, Joe and his wife Tonya Bain of Smyrna, and Marlon and his wife Gail Bain of Smithville. A sister, Dianne Roberts of McMinnville. Nieces, Kimberly Terry, Andrea Hillis, Larissa Brewer, Brittney Bain, and Katelyn Bain. Nephews, Taylor Bain and Chase Roberts. Grand nieces and nephews, Shelby Grace and Hayden Terry. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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