74 year old Clarence Edward Thweatt of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was active at the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, a Mason, Shriner, and a retired employee at Avco Aerostructure. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will officiate and entombment will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanette Edge Thweatt; his parents, Clyde Preston and Ruthene McCormick Thweatt; a brother, Kenneth Thweatt; and a sister, Thelma Russell. Survivors include his children, Greg Thweatt of California, Anita and her husband Jimmy Puckett, and Mark Young of Smithville. Grandchildren, Heather Thweatt, Jennifer Thweatt, Kevin Thweatt, Kristian Puckett, Kidman Puckett, and Addison Puckett. Brothers, John Henry and his wife Dean Thweatt of Smithville and Doug and his wife Donna Thweatt of Gallatin. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to the DeKalb Middle School Library, in lieu of flowers. A Masonic Service will be held Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
89 year old Magdalene Young Allen of Smithville died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She was owner/operator of Allen's Ornamental Nursery and a member of the Tennessee Nurserymen's Association and the WMU of the Smithville First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alonzo Allen; her parents, Charlie and Bertie Turner Young; and brothers, Austin and Bernice Young. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Polly and Joseph A. Payne III of Roswell, Georgia. One granddaughter, Katherine and her husband Branen Hurst of Rossville, Georgia. One great grandchild, William Payne Hurst of Rossville, Georgia. Four step-grandchildren, Laura Payne of Roswell, Georgia, Jenny and her husband Timothy Mangan of Roswell, Georgia, Joseph and his wife, Kim Payne IV of Woodstock, Georgia, Andrea and her husband Patrick Remke of Nashville. Seven step-great grandchildren, Tyler, Evan, and Patrick Mangan of Roswell, Georgia, Bailey, Will, and Mae Remke of Nashville, and Allison Payne of Woodstock, Georgia. One brother, Aaron Young of Elizabethon, Tennessee. Two sisters, Virginia Gill of Silver Point and Marie Colvert of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Young of Hendersonville and Sofia Young of Memphis. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
91 year old Hilda Lucille Granstaff of Lebanon died Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Nashville and was retired from Lebanon Woolen Mills. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church. Terry Fesler and Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the New Hope Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Howard Granstaff; a grandson, Steven Granstaff; granddaughters, Trena Green and Tracy Smith; parents, Carter and Macon Foutch Davenport; and eight brothers and sisters. Survivors include six children, J.B. and his wife Mary Eleanor Granstaff of Alexandria, Louise and her husband Henry Richstine of Old Town, Florida, Clifton and his wife Frances Granstaff of Brush Creek, Willie Jo and her husband William Floyd Reynolds of Liberty, Glenda and her husband William Tom Effler of Murfreesboro, and Paul David and his wife Mary Granstaff of Lebanon. Thirteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Two sisters, Helen and her husband Carlos Warden of Alexandria and Earlene and her husband Garland Eastes of Gordonsville. Two brothers, Glen and his wife Lucille Davenport of Liberty and Clarence T. and his wife Jimmie Davenport of Liberty. Several nieces and nephews also survive Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
63 year old Eva Lois Chapman of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a housewife, homemaker, and a member of the United Pentecostal Church at Laurel Hill. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 10:00 p.m.; Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Burley and Nettie Hubbard Johnson. Survivors include her husband, Cordell Chapman of Smithville. A daughter, Melanie Chapman of Smithville. A sister, Nell and her husband Dean Snyder of Dowelltown. A brother, Ralph and his wife Ethel Arnold of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews and special friend, Brent Estes. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Frances Joyce Redmon died Wednesday morning at her residence. She is survived by her husband,Reed Redmon. The funeral arrangements are incomplete. A complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
62 year old Frances Joyce Redmon of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a Smithville Shirt Factory worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bransford England and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marlene Redmon; two sons, Glen and James Redmon; her parents, Robert Helton and Nancy Lorine Pirtle Hawkins; her step-mother, Gladys Hawkins; a brother, Jerry Lee Hawkins; and a sister Gertrude Redmon. Survivors include her husband, Reed Redmon of Smithville. A daughter Peggy and her husband Timmie Adcock of Smithville. A son, David Redmon and his wife Maria Camaj of Michigan. Two grandchildren, David Redmon, Jr. and Matthew Redmon. Two brothers, Stevie Lynn Hawkins of Smithville and Clyde Hawkins of McMinnville. A sister, Judy Montgomery of Michigan. A step-brother, J.C. Carter of Smithville. A step-sister, Shirley Mathis of Liberty. Special nieces, Christie Hawkins and Donna and her husband Jeremy Green of Smithville and special nephew, Joe and his wife Sue Driver of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that no food be brought to the funeral home.
100 year old Clyde C. Winters of McMinnville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville after an extended illness.
He moved to McMinnville in 1938 when he took the job of manager of the Tennessee Electric Power Company, later to become known in 1939 as McMinnville Electric System. He served as general superintendent until his retirement in 1973. A member of the Church of Christ, he was a deacon at Central in McMinnville before becoming one of the founding trustees of Westwood Church of Christ where he served as elder for 30 years. He was also a Mason. The son of James LaFayette and Rosa Caroline Johnson Winters, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Elizabeth Webb Winters in 2002; a son, Clyde C. Winters Jr.; son-in-law, M.L. (Sam) Scott; two brothers and one sister. He is survived by daughter, Carol Rose Winters Scott of McMinnville; granddaughter and husband, Elizabeth Scott and John Randall Damron of Pittsburgh, Pa.; great-granddaughters and spouse, Laura Elizabeth Damron and Aleksandr Zasedatelev of McMinnville and Emily Rose Damron of Pittsburgh; brother, James L. Winters Jr. of Kingston.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Mt. View Cemetery in McMinnville with James Vandiver and Harold Jones officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 to 9 p.m.Wednesday and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at High's.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Toney Lamberson of Temperance Hall died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Billy Hale and Serita Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Gordonsville Cemetery. The Lamberson family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife Hazel Cripps Lamberson of Temperance Hall. A son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Linda Lamberson of Temperance Hall. Two sisters-in-law, Martha Lee Lamberson of Defeated, Tennessee and Georgia Lamberson of Watertown. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
80 year old Howard Lloyd Gunter of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a Mason, and a retired employee of Genesco. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethel United Methodist Church where he was a member. Royce Martin and Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church for the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Dovie Lee Blair Gunter and sisters, Mozell Cory, Odie Basham, Polly Simons, and Jimmie Shuler. Survivors include his wife of 60 years Norma Phillips Gunter of Smithville. Three children, Dan and his wife Kristen Gunter of Lakeland, Florida; Phillip and his wife Karen Gunter of Valdosta, Georgia, and Sharon and her husband Harold Rader of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Leah Love and her husband Eric Orsbon, Monica and her husband Chris Dickens, Alex Rader, Matt Gunter, and Danielle Chambers. Great grandchild, Bryce Dickens. Sisters, Betty and her husband J.T. Hale of McMinnville, Dorcas and her husband Larry Medley of McMinnville, Ruth Payne of Jacksonville, Florida; and Naomi Sheppard of Jacksonville, Florida. Sisters-in-law, Mary Cantrell of Smithville, Fatama Walker of McMinnville, and Jane Eller of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Bill Phillips of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Bethel Cemetery Fund in memory of Mr. Gunter, in lieu of flowers.
80 year old Howard Gunter of Smithville died Saturday morning at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
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