72 year old Ladye Frank Ezell Sanders of Nashville and Smithville died Thursday. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road. Dan Chambers will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ezell Foundation or the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Incorporated. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Houston and Mable Whorley Ezell; an infant sister and brother, Burnice Westbrooks. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Douglas L. Sanders; sons, Douglas Ezell and wife Jean Sanders and Ted and wife Connie Sanders. Grandchildren, Leslie Fay Sanders, Lauren Nicole Sanders and husband Matt Knierim, Amanda Dawn Sanders and Houston Joseph Sanders. Great grandchildren, Noah Sanders and Avery Knierim. An aunt, Sara Ezell Young. Uncle Charles and his wife Dot Whorley. Woodbine Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old Alton Lee Bain of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Billy Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Bertie Atnip Bain; a daughter, Nina Self; a grandson, Terry Miller; two brothers, Burnice and Honest Bain; and two sisters, Flossie Linder and Mai Bain. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Vanatta Bain. Seven sons, James Alton and his wife Jessica Bain, Buck and his wife Rose Bain, Kenny and his wife Deborah Bain, James and his wife Tabitha Young, Doug and his wife Lora Young, Dickie and his wife Lisa Bain, and Tony and wife Lori Culwell all of Smithville. Eight daughters, Dot Hillis, Eva Roberts, Annette Bain, and Doretta Bain all of McMinnville, Sandra and husband David C. Bain, Tammy and husband Ricky Shehane, and Melissa and husband Ricky Murphy all of Smithville, and Donna and husband Tom Brock of Texas. Thirty six grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren. Two brothers, Troy Bain and J.E. Bain both of Smithville. One sister, Grady Bond of Smithville. Special caregivers, Becky Jo Brewer, Cynthia Shehane, Kathy and Roger Bailey, Brenda Ray, and Jamie Dowell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses.
70 year old James Estil Lattimore of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and a truck driver for the DeKalb County Highway Department. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Lattimore Walker; a brother, Elmus Lattimore; and two great grandchildren, Haley and Grady Hawkins. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ella Lattimore of Smithville. Children, Larry Estil Lattimore, Ronnie and his wife Joyce Lattimore all of Smithville, Carl and his wife Renee Lattimore of Liberty, and Trisha Lattimore Hicks of Dowelltown. Grandchildren, Tiffany Lattimore, Dustin Lattimore, Mandee Lattimore, Austin Hicks, Emily Lattimore, Sabrina Lattimore, Sarah Brown, Mark E. Lattimore, Sarina Lattimore, Sylvia Hawkins. Ten great grandchildren. A sister, Reva Judkins of Smithville and several special nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
85 year old Hattie Viola Johnson of Fayetteville died Thursday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Frances Foster will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burlie Claston Johnson; her parents, Athel Foster and Cora Taylor Foster; a son, Johnny Johnson; a granddaughter, Julie Johnson; and two brothers, Lee Foster and Toy Foster. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy and his wife Sharon Johnson of Christiana and Danny and his wife Betty Johnson of Fayetteville. Six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Two brothers, Louis Foster of Smithville and Lawrence Foster of Nashville. One sister, Marie Hunt of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
95 year old Mary Gertrude O'Conner of Gallatin died Thursday at the Gallatin Health Care Association. She was a seamstress and teacher and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 3:00 p.m. O'Conner was preceded in death by her husband Dillard O'Conner; two sons, Donnell Vaughn and Michael Glenn O'Conner, Sr.; and parents, Roscoe and Vadti Hale Starnes. Survivors include three grandchildren, Michael Glenn O'Conner, Jr. of Nashville, Kimberly Cruz of Murfreesboro, and Toni Lynn O'Conner of Nashville. A niece, Ramona Jones of Gallatin. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
88 year old Virtrsse Young of Burlison, Tennessee died Wednesday at his residence. He was retired from the Military. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Barney Rickman will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chesnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zollie and Rebbie Luna Young; his wife, Marie Young; two brothers, Reece and Thurman Young; and three sisters, Julie Robinson, Arlene Rickman, and Ruth Billings. Survivors include two sisters, Hilda and husband Claude Billings of Sparta and Helen and husband Rod Faul of Michgan. Three stepsons, Jim and wife Marilyn Flemming of Alaska, Billy Flemming of Burlison, and Jerry Flemming of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
65 year old Roger Dale Foster of Smithville died Wednesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. He was a farmer. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan, Larry Green, Jeff Foster, Dionndra Foster, and Priscilla Foster will officiate and burial will be at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Foster was preceded in death by his father, Edward Foster; a sister, Doris Hayes; and three sons, Todd, Terry, and Chad Edward Foster. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Priscilla Magness Foster of Smithville. Children, Jeff Foster of Lebanon and Dionndra Foster of Dallas, Texas. Grandchildren, Matthew Foster and Alicia Henley. Step grandson, John Wesley Walker. Great grandchild, Avah Grace Henley. His mother, Nettie Jim Foster of Smithville. His mother-in-law, Oleda Magness of Smithville. The family requests that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Building Fund, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
72 year old Betty Sue Keith Hale of Smithville died Tuesday at Saint Thomas Hospital. She was a member of the Mount Moriah The Baptist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be held at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Leonard Herman will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hale Cemetery but all visitation, service, and burial will be private. Hale was preceded in death by her parents, Lovell and Mairene Bailiff Keith. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Phillip Hale of Liberty. Children, Patricia Beth Strode of Murfreesboro, Amy Mathis of Liberty, Mark and wife Mary Elizabeth Hale of Dowelltown, and Tracy and husband Randall Knowles of Smithville. Grandchildren, Megan Strode, Mary Beth Strode, Jarred and wife Jamie Mathis, Sarah Thomas, Jessica and husband Andy Pack, Sabrina Hale, Lukas Knowles, and Clara Knowles. Great grandchildren, Miles Strode, Samantha Mathis, William Mathis, Ella Pack, and Ava Pack. A sister, Sarah Tramel of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
95 year old Ila Speakman Montgomery of South Carthage died Monday at Riverview Regional Medical Center. The body is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where the service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. James T. Gibbs and James "Pee Wee" Massey will officiate and burial will be in the Ridgewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She is survived by a son, Jim Speakman and his wife Judy of Donelson. A daughter-in-law, Evelyn Speakman of Smithville. Four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
81 year old Kelly William Jared died Friday at his residence in Sparta. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Shady Grove Methodist Church and burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta and from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the church. He is survived by his wife, Doris Jean Mooneyham Jared of Sparta. A daughter, Sandra Kay Barrow of Sparta. Two sons, Earl Kelly Jared of Smithville and Glen Dale Jared of Nashville. Seven grandchildren, Chaz Barrow, Chasity Perez, Candace Barrow, Sue Jared, Sara Jared, Monica Tucker, and Meagan Jared. Four great grandchildren, Jesse Dillon Perez, Alyssa Perez, Kelsey Campbell, and Tyler Tucker. A brother, Harold Jared of Sparta. Special friends, Ceasar and Sandra Garcia and their children, Patty and Destiny. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.