55 year old Michael Lee Owen of Smithville, long time business owner, died Monday morning at his residence from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. He was Assistant Manager to his father, Wendell Owen for the Grandpa Fair of the South in Alexandria for many years, and also of the Dairy Queen of Smithville until 1997; Owner and manager of Just a Hair Better Barber and Beauty Shop in Smithville; Master Barber; and a real estate agent with Center Hill Realty. He was appointed to the State of Tennessee Barber Board by Governor Lamar Alexander and was elected President of the Barber Board for the State of Tennessee. He was 1st runner up in the national platform hair cutting competition. Mike was named one of the 100 most outstanding musicians in the history of the DeKalb County High School Marching Band for the trumpet. He attended Middle Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee Styling and Barber College. He was a rodeo calf roper, fisherman, hunter, and Harley Davidson rider, devoted husband and father. Owen was preceded in death by his parents, Juanita Armstrong Owen and Wendell Lee Owen. He is survived by his wife, Louise Williams-Owen; daughters, Holly Rena Owen and Ashley Nicole Owen; Granddaughter, Madison Grace Bogle all of Smithville; Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law, Geraldine and David Yoest of Statesville; Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law, Charles and Sylvia Williams of Roswell, Georgia; Brother-in-law, Gerald "Jerry" Williams of Atlanta, Georgia; Nieces and nephews, Jessica Yoest, Rena and husband Chad Seay, Charles and wife Jennifer Yoest, Lauren and husband Christopher Deese, Jaclyn Williams; Aunts and uncles, Mary Ruth Groom, Beulah Johnson, Delma and Jean Armstrong, Velma and Joe Turner, Robbie Owen, and Donna and Jim Sherrill, and many beloved cousins and second cousins also survive. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Phil Tollett and Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will follow in Jennings Cemetery in Statesville. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Zone at Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church, Lighthouse Christian Camp, DeKalb County High School Band, Northside Elementary School Library, or to the Speech Therapy Department of the DeKalb County School System, in memory of Mike. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.
72 year old Doris Maxine Kincaid Robinson of Smithville died Thursday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ, a homemaker, and a former restaurant manager. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Phillip Adcock will officiate and burial will be in the Delong Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud Robinson; her father, Carl Kincaid; brothers, C.L., Johnny, and Jerry Kincaid; and a sister, Naomi Flowers. Survivors include a son, Buddie Wayne and his wife Donna Robinson of Smithville. Grandchildren, Emily, Joni, Kessie, and Zeva Robinson of Smithville. Her mother, Inez Kincaid of Smithville. A sister, Glenda and her husband Bob Lawson of Smithville. Brothers, David Kincaid of California and Ronnie Kincaid of Atlanta, Georgia. Several nieces and nephews also survive including Patty and Haley Lawson. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
81 year old Ruthene Putty of Liberty died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was born in DeKalb County. Putty was also a homemaker, a Methodist, and a community correspondent for the Smithville Review. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Solon Howard Putty and Bonnie Malone Putty; two brothers, Leonard and Bill Putty; a sister, Mary Francis Ray; and a nephew, Paul Edward Ray. Survivors include a brother, Jimmy Lewis and wife Gloria Putty of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Faye Putty and Helen Putty. Six nieces and six nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
64 year old Carl H. Neville of Brush Creek died Wednesday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a Baptist, a U.S. Army Veteran, and a mechanic. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Alton and Willie Walden Neville; sisters, Marie Adair and Ann Jennings; and a brother-in-law, Donald Jennings. Survivors include two daughters, Carla and husband Lee Mick of Smithville and Lynda Neville of Smithville. A step-daughter, Tammy Driver of Paducah, Kentucky. Grandchildren, Specialist Brandon Chase and wife Kristina Belcher of Schweinfurt, Germany, Casey Belcher of Smithville, Kristin Mick of Smithville, and Kain Bennett of Smithville. One great grandchild, Tyler Belcher. A brother, James and his wife Patricia Neville of Prattville, Alabama. Sisters, Ethel and husband Dalton Barrett of Murfreesboro, Sue and husband Steve Humphrey of Carthage. Mothers of his children, Regena Taylor of Smithville and Faye Neville of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
92 year old Mildred Dean Schannault died Wednesday at St. Johns Hospital in Michigan. She was a native and long time resident of the Temperance Hall Community. She was also a member of the Church of Christ and a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 9:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale, Barbara Hobson, and Kyriakos Demtropoulos will officiate and burial will be in the Tubb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 9:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Schannault; a son, Ronnie Schannault; a grandson, Brandon; her parents, Robert and Lonetta Anderson Hayes; a brother, R.D. Hayes; and a sister, Sadie Inez Hayes. Survivors include children, Shirley Ledford of Alabama, Jerome Schannault of Boca Raton, Florida, Judy Demtropoulos of Dearborn, Michigan, Larry Schannault of California, Barry Schannault of Detroit, Michigan, and Barbara Ann Hobson of Nashville. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren survive along with a brother, Leonil Hayes of Penson, Alabama. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
50 year old Michael Lewis Davenport of Liberty died Tuesday of an extended illness at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. He was born in Wilson County. Davenport was a Baptist and he was disabled. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Charlie Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vanus King Davenport and Vera Bell Davenport; and his brother, Van Davenport, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Tammy Taylor Davenport of Liberty. Two sisters, Sue Davenport and Brenda and her husband David Vanatta of Woodbury. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Brenda Barrett, Georgene and Jeffery Grissom, Bobby and Lillian Taylor, Russell Taylor, and Randall Taylor. Aunts, Dorothy Young, Dorothy Moore, and Ruby Young. An uncle, James Robert and his wife Linda Caldwell. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
49 year old Donna Marie Mabe Tedrow of Butler, Tennessee died Tuesday at Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Warren County to William Dexter Mabe and Lillian Marie Womack Mabe. She attended the New Zion Faith Center of Johnson City. Tedrow was preceded in death by her husband of 24 years, Richard Tedrow. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Mountain City Funeral Home with the service to follow at 8:00 p.m. Ernest Widby, Sr. and Maurice Widener will officiate. The committal service and burial will be at 2:00 p.m. and Thursday at the National Cemetery at Mountain Home, Tennessee. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her daughters, Lisa Marie Tedrow and her fiancé, B.J. Porter, Cassie Mae Tedrow, Glenna Sue Tedrow and Kellie Ann Tedrow, all of Butler; stepdaughters, Bobbie Glynn Tedrow Scudder and husband Brett of Cookeville, and Rachael Arlene Tedrow Baxter and husband Michael of Chapmansboro, Tennessee; a sister, Debbie and husband Ricky Arnold of Smithville; brother, Don Mabe and wife Tara of Manchester; grandchildren, Chelsea Baxter, Emma Grace Scudder and Ethan Gregory Scudder; niece, Christin Mabe; and nephews, Christopher Mabe and Joseph Arnold and wife Christy. Mountain City Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
64 year old Joel B. Atnip of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist. Atnip was also retired after working with the City of Smithville for 24 years. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ray Jenkins will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Goldie and Mary Jim Braswell Atnip. Survivors include his children, Helen Petty of Smithville, Tammy and her husband Ray Jenkins of Harned, Kentucky, Anthony Atnip of Smithville, and Bridget Atnip of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Tony Lee, Jr. and wife Alexis Petty, Dylan Petty, Eric Petty, Dale Jenkins, McKinley Jenkins, Laura Jenkins, and Cody Atnip. Great grandchild, Laurel Gail Petty. Four sisters, Marie Whitefield of McMinnville, Rose and husband Buck Bain of Smithville, Lois Ann Atnip of Centerville, and Priscilla and husband David Bain of Smithville. Three brothers, Gordon Atnip of Baxter, Duwayne Atnip of Nashville, Bobby Atnip of Smithville. Special companion, Anna Lattimore and special friend, Tom Hopkins. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
88 year old Nancy Lillian Neal of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a Pentecostal and a retired shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Frances Foster and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Neal; a daughter, Bobbie Jean Houk; her parents, Lemuel Cecil and Lellah Pearl Dutton Hale; five grandchildren; eight brothers, Garland, Truitt, Alvie, Cecil Robert, Bratten, Hubert, Walter Brown, and Arland Hale; and sisters, Estelle Murphy and Mina Belle Page. Survivors include six children, Loretta and husband Calvin Bain, L.W. Neal, Doug and wife Kathy Neal, Linda Knowles, and Pat and husband Chester Sanders all of Smithville and Elaine McGuire of Spencer. Twenty five grandchildren, sixty four great grandchildren, and seventeen great great grandchildren also survive along with two sisters, Thelma Mooneyham and Elsie Miller both of Smithville and a brother, Landon and wife Nell Hale of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Frances Foster, Macon Hale, and Louise Hale. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
75 year old Dillard Eugene Choate of Smithville died Thursday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born in Cookeville, the son of the late Alphus and Maggie Haney Choate. He was a member of the Church of Christ and veteran of the United States Army, having served in Korea. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta. Eugene Adcock will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Surviving family members include his wife, Dimple Choate of Smithville. A son, Johnny Choate and his wife Patricia of Croswell, Michigan. A daughter, Betty Jean Blanchfield and her husband Danny of Detroit, Michigan. A son, Matthew Choate and his wife, Linda of Smithville. Two brothers, Carlis Choate and his wife Sara of Crosswell, Michigan and Grady Choate and his wife Rebecca of Warren, Michigan. A sister, Marie Stacy and husband Frank of McMinnville. Ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive. In addition to his parents, Choate was preceded in death by a daughter, Vivian Choate. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.