73 year old Franklin Delano (Frank) Russell of McMinnville died Tuesday at his residence of a short illness. He was born in DeKalb County. Russell was also a security guard at A.O. Smith, a member of Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, past member of the Moose Lodge, and he served in the U.S. Army. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Lanny Johnson and Harry Green will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery in DeKalb County. Military grave rites will be administered by V.F.W. Post 5064 and the American Legion Post 173. The Russell family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Frances Adcock Russell; his wife, Louise Scott Russell; a son, Phillip Russell; and a sister, Claudine Young. Survivors include a daughter and her fiancee Pattie Griffith and Jamie Jacobs of McMinnville. Sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Wanda Russell and Brent and Sandy Russell all of Smithville; and Ken and Evelyn Russell of Lexington, Kentucky. A daughter-in-law, Lucy Russell of Smithville. A sister and brother-in-law, Lavonia and Wayne Hatcher of Smyrna. Grandchildren, Amanda Griffith, Erik and Chris Russell, Andy and Mark Prichard, Keith Russell, Tommy Plunkett, Tonya Walls, Elyna Russell, Kristi Russell, and Amy Gosnell. Seven great grandchildren also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Lazarus House Hospice or to the Liberty Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in lieu of flowers.
72 year old Lloyd Vanatta of Dowelltown died Wednesday of an extended illness at DeKalb Hospital. He was a carpenter and a painter. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dr. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery.
72 year old Lloyd Vanatta of Dowelltown died Wednesday of an extended illness at DeKalb Hospital. He was a carpenter and a painter. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dr. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Parthena Bennett Vanatta; a son, Glenn Vanatta; brothers and sisters, Minnie Herman, Ernest Vanatta, Maureene Jones, Howard Vanatta, and Eugene Vanatta. Survivors include his wife, Ima Nell Vanatta of Dowelltown. A son, Jerry Vanatta of Dowelltown. A daughter, Annette Vanatta of Smithville. A granddaughter, Tami Lance of Smithville. Two great grandsons, Tristen Vanatta and Trevor Lance. One brother, J.C. and his wife Jean Vanatta of Dowelltown. Two sisters, Frances Gilley of Nashville and Sue and her husband Tom Lassiter of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses in memory of Mr. Vanatta in lieu of flowers.
95 year old Ruby Ervin Page of Gallatin and formerly of Watertown died Saturday at the Brandywood Nursing Home in Gallatin. She was a DeKalb County native and a homemaker. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton \"Bud\" Page; a sister, Rosie Durham; and her parents, Felix Ervin and Elsie Hicks Ervin. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Evelyn Page of Franklin. A daughter, Wanda Dodd of Watertown. Five grandchildren, Cynthia Wiltshire of Nashville, Pamela Matlock of Cornersville, Eugene Owen of Atlanta, Buddy Dodd of Norene, and Anthony Dodd of Watertown. Seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild survive. A sister, Minnie Bell Ervin of Gallatin and a brother, Bill Ervin of Smithville. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
83 year old Bernice Vance of Smithville and formerly of White County died Saturday at NHC of Sparta. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will be in the Lost Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Survivors include a daughter, Starla Neely and her husband Kevin of Smithville. Two sons, Ralph Vance and his wife Effie and Ronald David Vance all of Sparta. Two sisters, Grace and her husband Jack Billings of Sparta and Evelyn and her husband Ken Jensen of New Mexico. Thirteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren survive. Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
93 year old Jessie Bing Smith of Hurlock Maryland and formerly of Smithville died Sunday at Homestead Manor in Denton, Maryland. She was a retired school teacher. The funeral will be Wednesday at 7:00p.m at Zeller Funeral Home in Maryland. Delmer Willey will officiate and burial will follow in Arlington National Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Ova Bing. Husbands Tillmon Brownlow \"Brown\" West, and Aubrey Boyd Smith. Two sisters Bertie Gill, Doris Bing, and one brother W.H. \"Dub\" Bing. Local survivors include two sisters Betty Smith and Billie Robinson both of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00p.m. This information provided as a courtesy of Love Cantrell Funeral Home.
92 Year old Dorothy Edna Skinner of Smithville and formerly of Yorktown,Indiana died saturday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a florist, life time member of the Eastern Star in Dunkirk,Indiana, and a member of the Mt. Talbor United Methodist Church in Dunkirk,Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents Dallas L. and Edna Vogt Radcliff, husband George I. Skinner. She is survived by two children Darla and her husband Ed Hickman, and James and his wife Elizabeth Wood all of Smithville. One brother Dallas L. Radcliff of Laguna Woods,California. Five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Ms. Skinner's remains have been cremated. There will be a family graveside memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Justin Potter Library in memory of Ms. Skinner. Dekalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
89 year old Mettie Miller Weston of Lebanon died Tuesday at Quality Health Care Center in Lebanon. She was a retired factory worker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Mary Etta Williams Miller, four brothers Luther, Valter, Toy and Orville Miller, and one sister Nettie Kelly. She is survived by one daughter Sue Cunliffe of Nashville, two sons Alfred Reeves, and Giles Weston of Lebanon, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-granchildren, and one sister Velma Hale of Arkansas. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00a.m until the time of the service at 1:00p.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
70 year old Paul L. \"Pete\" Thiele of Sparta died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Mongaup, New York, a retired fire fighter, and a Korean War U.S. Marine veteran. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the First Methodist Church in Sparta. Larry Burke will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry H. and Anna Jane Carr Thiele. He is survived by his wife, Dare Thiele of Sparta. Two sons, Wayne Thiele of Glen Spey, New York and Craig Thiele of Brush Creek, Tennessee. One daughter, Donna Rains of Aubrey, Texas. Seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and four sisters, Florence Hunt, Deline Norris, Louise Mckerell all of Glen Spey, New York, and Marjorie Bachledar of Belleview, Florida. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Sparta First United Methodist Church or to Relay for Life.
58 year old Linda Sue Osment of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a retired employee of Kingston Timer and a member of the Short Mountain Church of God. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her father, J.E. Merriman. Survivors include her husband, Joe Osment of Smithville. Two daughters, Gidget and her husband Mark Malone and Ginda and her husband John Kilgore all of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Zach Malone and Kolter Kilgore both of Smithville. Her mother, Georgia Lee Merriman of Smithville. Two brothers, Eddie and Mike Merriman both of Smithville. Two sisters, Carolyn Agee of Smithville and Pat Canerdy of Alexandria. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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