Obituaries

Jake Baker

Jul 10 2006

72 year old Jake Baker of Sparta died Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will be in the Elrod Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Cole Baker of Sparta. Four daughters, Donna Howell, Darlene and her husband Cecil Young, Doreen and her husband Jack \"Chipper\" Conley, and Dina and her husband Johnny Roberts all of Sparta. A brother, Raymond and his wife Carol Baker of Sparta. Six grandchildren, Jimmy Howell and his wife Amanda, Michael Conley, Stephen Conley, Kristin Choate, Jacob Choate, and Celene Young. Two great grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Howell. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Allen Rogers

Jul 10 2006

71 year old Donald Allen Rogers of Smithville died Friday at NHC of Smithville. He was manager of Safe Way Grocery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Rogers. Survivors include five children, April Hendrix, Lora Butler, Mark Rogers,and Lisa Rogers all of California, and Christina Rogers of Seattle, Washington. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no funeral. The family has chosen direct cremation

Donald Jennings

Jul 11 2006

66 year old Donald Jennings of Liberty died Monday at his residence. He was born in Wilson County and was a member of the Tennessee Horseshoe Pitching Association. Jennings was also a retired Supervisor of Engineers for DTC Communications. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria, where he was a member. James Daniel and Rob Amason will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Neville Jennings and his parents, Walter Ray and Maybelle Bethel Jennings. Survivors include two sons, Ricky and his wife Wanda Jennings of Lebanon and Randy and his wife Jill Jennings of Brush Creek. Two daughters, Tina and her husband Tony Nixon of Alexandria and Lisa and her husband Ricky Atnip of Smithville. One brother, Van and his wife Dorothy Jennings of Statesville. Two sisters, Linda and her husband Roy Dale \"Pig\" Curtis of Watertown and Sarah and her husband, Robert Walker of Alexandria. Five grandchildren, Shanea Nixon and Katie Nixon both of Alexandria, Dilyse Jennings of Lebanon, and Cori Jennings and Steven Jennings both of Brush Creek. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Rhea Nell Spencer

Jul 12 2006

Rhea Nell Spencer died Tuesday at NHC of Hendersonville. The body is at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are incomplete.

Rhea Nell Spencer

Jul 12 2006

61 year old Rhea Nell Spencer of Goodlettsville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare of Hendersonville. She was a member of the Pennington Bend Home Demonstration Club, and a Baptist. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday at 11:30a.m. at DeKalb Cemetery. Michael Hale will officiate. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery for the Graveside Service at 11:30a.m. She was preceded in death by her father Walter B. Ellis, and husband of thirty-four years Gordon R. Spencer. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Scott and April Spencer of Goodlettsville, mother Ione Hendrixson Ellis of Dowelltown, two sisters Walteen Billings of Smithville, and Wanda Burchfield of Old Hickory. One brother Michael Ellis of Smithville, one grandchild Christian Spencer, uncle Chester Hendrixson of Smithville. Nephews Austin and Christian Ellis of Smithville, Ricky and his wife Donna Mathis of Smithville, Stacey and his wife Lori Burchfield of Carthage. Nieces Vickie and her husband Paul Cothern of Lebanon, and Katina and her husband Samuel Sliger of Smithville. One step-son Darrel and his wife Teresa Spencer of Smithville, and one step-daughter Denise Spencer of Smithville. Five great-nieces, one great-nephew. Step-mother-in-law Nell Brake Spencer of Nashville. Brother-in-law Charles Burchfield of Smithville, and many friends. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Animal Shelter or Charity of your choice, or to the American Cancer Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Leonard H. Putty

Jul 12 2006

74 year old Leonard H. Putty of New Palestine, Indiana and a native of Temperance Hall died Tuesday. He had been employed at the Ford Motor Company for 40 years working in quality control. After his retirement, he pursued an interest in furniture making. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the New Palestine United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in the New Palestine Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Solen and Bonnie Malone Putty. Survivors include his wife, Helen Bunch Putty. Three sons, Anthony and his wife Teresa Putty, Dr. Tim Putty, and Roger and his wife Gloria Putty. One daughter, Tracy and her husband Wayne Follstad. Two sisters, Ruth Putty and Mary and her husband Paul Ray. One brother, Jimmy Lewis Putty. Eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Lung Association of Indiana, 9445 Delegates Row, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Ella Myrl DeYoung

Jul 14 2006

92 year old Ella Myrl DeYoung of Smithville and a native of Illinois died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Jehovah's Witness. There will be a memorial service Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Smithville. Eric Devries will officiate. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond DeYoung. She is survived by three daughters Joyce and her husband Hank Becker of South Holland, Illinois, Marlene Maves of Pulaski, and Minta and her husband John Devries of Smithville. One son Raymond Paul and his wife Randi Deyoung of Thornton Illinois. Fourteen grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Maggie Cleon Barnes

Jul 15 2006

80 year old Maggie Cleon Barnes of Indianapolis, Indiana died Thursday. She was retired from Haverstick Publishing and Past President of the Eagles Lodge in Planfield, Indiana. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Denver Farley will officiate and burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Conkle Funeral Home Speedway Chapel. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shelie Young and Effie Poss Young; her husband, John Hoyte Barnes; and a sister, Marylou Griffin. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Melanie and Larry Kersey of Indianapolis, Indiana and Brenda and Dennis McGhee of McMinnville. A son and daughter-in-law, John Brent and Marsha Barnes of Indianapolis, Indiana. A sister, Clessie Goodnight of Plainfield, Indiana. Brothers, Clarence Young of South Carolina, Jay Young, Lewis Young, Elmus Young, and Dean Young all of McMinnville and Dillard Young og Arkansas. Eight grandchildren, Chris, Scott, and Corey Barnes, and Travis Mann and Joshua Kersey all of Indianapolis, Indiana; Sarah Hooper of Subright, Tennessee; and Casey and Chase McGee of McMinnville. Eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Maggie Cleon Barnes

Jul 15 2006

80 year old Maggie Cleon Barnes of Indianapolis, Indiana died Thursday. She was retired from Haverstick Publishing and Past President of the Eagles Lodge in Plainfield, Indiana. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home in McMinnville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shelie Young and Effie Poss Young; her husband, John Hoyte Barnes; and a sister, Marylou Griffin. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Melanie and Larry Kersey of Indianapolis, Indiana and Brenda and Dennis McGee of McMinnville. A son and daughter-in-law, John Brent and Marsha Barnes of Indianapolis, Indiana. A sister, Clessie Goodnight of Plainfield, Indiana. Brothers, Clarence Young of South Carolina, Jay Young, Lewis Young, Elmus Young, and Dean Young all of McMinnville and Dillard Young of Arkansas. Eight grandchildren, Chris, Scott, and Corey Barnes, and Travis Mann and Joshua Kersey all of Indianapolis, Indiana; Sarah Hooper of Sunbright, Tennessee; and Casey and Chase McGee of McMinnville. Eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Earl Lewis

Jul 18 2006

83 year old Robert Earl Lewis of Alexandria, a retired rural carrier, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Wilson County and was a member and Elder of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Lewis was also a World War II U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany, France, and Belgium. He was a 50 year member of the Alexandria Lodge #175, a Scottish Rite Mason, member of the Eastern Star #417, American Legion, and charter member of the Alexandria Lion's Club. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd Jennings and Mamie Allen Lewis; and an infant sister. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Atwood Lewis of Alexandria. One son, Greg and his wife Sallie Lewis of Brentwood. A daughter, Lisa and her husband Stan Duke of Knoxville. Grandchildren, Anne and her husband George Lawton of Alabama, Mary Lewis of California, Daniel Lewis of Brentwood, and Tyler Duke and Weston Duke both of Knoxville. Four sisters, Dorothy and her husband Earl West and Annette and her husband Perry Elrod all of Murfreesboro, Linda and her husband Bob Fuston of Smithville, and Betty Lattimore of Liberty. Two brothers, Clyde and his wife Julia Mai Lewis of Alexandria and Hartford and his wife June Lewis of Lebanon. Sixteen nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church, the Alexandria Library, or to Lazarus House Hospice, Incorporated.

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