Obituaries

Harriet Annette Estes

Sep 6 2006

81 year old Harriet Annette Estes of Smithville died Tuesday at Heartland Nursing Home in South Carolina. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Church of God. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Smithville Church of God. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustav Ingvold and Inga Swenson Haaland; three brothers, Phillip, Gust, and Ingvold Haaland; three sisters, Inga Lehne, Gladys Williams, and Hjordis Riggio; and a grandson, Stephen Estes. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Randy Caplinger of Smithville. Two sons, Roy, Jr. and his wife Dottie Estes of Minnesota and Mark and his wife Patricia Estes of South Carolina. Two step-sons, Jim and Bill Estes of Morristown. Seven grandchildren, Shawn and Cory Caplinger of Smithville, Jennifer and Rachel Estes and Kimberly Burke all of Minnesota and Deborah and Anna Estes of South Carolina. Two great grandchildren. Two sisters, Edith Lang and Viola Boyer both of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church.

Walter Vandagriff

Sep 6 2006

96 year old Walter Vandagriff of the Dry Creek Community died Tuesday of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a farmer and a member and longtime Deacon of the Dowelltown Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Dowelltown Baptist Church. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church where it will be from 1:00 p.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Nola Ford Vandergriff; his wife, Pauline Yates Vandergriff; a brother, Valter Vandergriff; and a sister, Lois Vandergriff. Survivors include five children, Nelda Burklow and Douglas Vandergriff of Smithville, Wayne Vandergriff of LaGrange, Kentucky, Carolyn Mullinax, and Debra Rowland of Liberty. Two sisters, Nola Vandergriff of Smithville, Pauline Moon of Chattanooga. Eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeanette Fields

Sep 6 2006

67 year old Jeanette Fields of New Hope Road, Alexandria died Wednesday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Arrangements are incomplete.

Vernie Comfort

Sep 7 2006

Ms. Vernie Comfort died Wednesday night at her residence of an extended illness. The arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Edna Pack

Sep 7 2006

76 year old Edna Pack died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Edna Inez Pack

Sep 7 2006

76 year old Edna Inez Pack of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pomeroy Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Lillie Colwell Petty; her husband, Joe Pack; and a step-son, Johnny Pack. Survivors include two step-sons, Wayne and his wife Regina Pack of Smithville and Jimbo and his wife Kim Pack of Smithville. One step-daughter, Janice and her husband Scott Towers of Smithville. Seven step-grandchildren and six step great grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeanette Ellis Fields

Sep 7 2006

67 year old Jeanette Ellis Fields of New Hope Road, Alexandria died Wednesday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Avant Funeral Home. Perry Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the Pisgah Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Jim Fields of Alexandria. Four daughters, Pam Fields Dillard and her husband Mark of Alexandria; Arlene Fields Davis and her husband Bob of Vidalia, Georgia; Sonya Fields of Lebanon; and Jimmie Fields Alvis and her husband Mark of Brush Creek. Five grandchildren, Clint Johnson and his wife Deddiee, Lance Dillard and his wife Courtney, Brooke Bogle, Peyton Harper, and Brittney Alvis. Two great grandchildren, Ellie Dillard and Davis Scott. A brother, Elmer Ellis, Jr. of Alexandria. Two sisters, Georgie Willoughby and Mildred Clayborn both of Alexandria. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Vernie Mae Comfort

Sep 8 2006

93 year old Vernie Mae Comfort of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donnie Kelly and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Washington and Callie Bell Keaton Byford; her husband, William A. Comfort; two sisters, and four brothers. Survivors include four children, Billy and his wife Goldie Comfort of New Jersey, Jerry Comfort, Carolyn and her husband Earl Dyer, and Barbara Comfort all of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Charlotte Malone and special friend Saprena Cooley of Smithville and David and his wife Linda Comfort of New Jersey. One step-grandson, Earl Dyer, Jr. and his wife Amy of Smithville. One sister, Georgie Rhea and her husband Edwin Owens of Smithville. Two brothers, James Solon Byford of Kingsport and Willie Owen Byford of Morrison. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Fred Terry Allen

Sep 9 2006

The funeral for 70 year old Fred Terry Allen will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial will be in the Judd Cemetery in Cookeville. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 7:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Survivors include five sons, Anthony, Jeff, and Greg Allen, Darrell Moore, and Johnny Vanwinkle. Two daughters, Tammy Tucker and Darlene Reeves. One brother, Ezra Allen. Two sisters, Sue Dunn and Francis Sheppard. Whitson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Bratcher, Sr.

Sep 10 2006

79 year old Joe Bratcher, Sr. of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a retired machine operator and a Methodist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth W. Kirby will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Entha Gilbert Bratcher; two sons-in-law, Klause Clark and Dorris Vaughn; four grandchildren; three brothers, James Bratcher, Robert Bratcher, Sr., and John Bratcher, Sr. Survivors include five daughters, Louise and her husband James Wrisner of Manchester, Joe Evelyn Vaughn and Darlene and her husband Roger Vaughn all of McMinnville, Anita and her husband Carl Smith of Oklahoma, and Debbie Allender of Ohio. Four sons, Donnie and his wife Patricia Bratcher of Smithville, Terry and his wife Pam Bratcher, and Bruce Bratcher all of Ohio, Joseph and his wife Nancy Bratcher of McMinnville. Twenty two grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren. One sister, Dorothy Gribble of Manchester. Two brothers, Woodrow Bratcher of McMinnville and Hollis Bratcher of Antioch. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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