Obituaries

Lottie Cook

Jun 17 2014

95 year old Lottie Cook of Alexandria, died Monday evening at Dekalb Community Hospital in Smithville. Born in Dekalb County, she was the daughter of the late William and Matilda Hale Crook and was preceded in death by her husband, Yank Cook; son-in-law, Carroll "John" Clemons; grandson, Christopher Clemons; great granddaughter, Heather Thompson; stepsons, Robert, Roy and Carl Cook; 4 brothers and 6 sisters. Lottie was retired from the Auburntown Shirt Factory and was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Betty Jane (Ricky) Barrett and Linda Clemons both of Alexandria; sisters, Bertie Barrett and Lucille Laythe; step-daughter-in-law, Hazel Cook; grandchildren, Charlotte (Mark) Webster of Brush Creek, Julie (Shannon) Malone of Alexandria, Junior (Laura) Ashford of Smithville, Joyce (Ronald) Kelly of Brush Creek and Stephanie McGhee; great grandchildren, Larissa Thompson, Reilly, MaKenna and Ryan Kelly, Caleb and Brady McGhee, Tanner Malone; great great grandchildren, Zoei and Zayne Thompson, Zayden Everette, Baylor and Bryce Thompson, Lyren Clark; step-grandchildren; Dorothy George, Puggy Cook, Joe Cook, Ronnie Cook, Pam Young, Lisa Rhody, Robbie Joan Fraizer, Susie Hights, Carol Hale, Joann Jones, David Cook, Bre'l Ashford. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Don Rigsby and Rev. Thurman Seber officiating. Visitation 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. Wednesday and prior to services on Thursday. Pallbearers, Mark Webster, Shannon Malone, Ronald Kelly, Wayne Driver, Ted Ray, Hoyte Barrett. Interment at Salem Cemetery, Liberty, TN.

Ray Doyle "Tiny" Barnes

Jun 16 2014

Mr. Ray Doyle "Tiny" Barnes age 59 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning at his residence. He was the son of the late Luther and Nelda Poss Barnes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Vernon Barnes and 2 sisters, Denise Wenger and Zelda Barnes. He was a construction worker. Tiny is survived by his wife of 36 yrs., Shirl Barnes of Smithville; 3 sons, Doug (Kelly) Barnes of Smithville, Kevin (Christina) Barnes of Centertown and Josh Gunter of Smithville; Nieces and Nephew that where just like children: Lori Myrick, April Barnes and Donnie Barnes; Grandchildren, Brooklyn Barnes, Jacklyn Reed, Maggie Myrick, Rick and Zack Gunter, Jennifer and Hunter Barnes; 3 brothers, Kenny Barnes, Jeff Barnes and Thomas Rose; nieces, Jennifer Strickland, Peggy Redmon, Carla Barnes, Jessica Cantrell, Jennifer Flatt, Kayla Rose, Misty Sharp and Renee Barnes; nephews, Steven Barnes and Joshua Barnes; Several other nieces and nephews also survive; Close Friend, Cat Martin. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Lori Myrick and Bro. Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow in the Barnes Family Cemetery in the Short Mountain Community. Visitation will be Tuesday 1:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

Truitt Parker

Jun 16 2014

Truitt Parker, 78 of Statesville, TN. passed away from this life Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Dekalb Community Hospital in Smithville, TN. Truitt was born September 8, 1935 to the late Berle & Mallie B. Herman Parker.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 17 at Prosperity Baptist Church at 2 pm with Bro. Leonard Herman officiating. Burial will follow at Prosperity Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 1 pm – 9 pm on Monday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 9 am until 12 noon at Woodbury Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at Prosperity Baptist Church from 1 pm until time of service.

Truitt was a farmer and retired employee of the Tennessee Farmer’s Co-Op in LaVergne, Tn. He was a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Truitt was preceded in death by his precious wife of 58 years, Betty Ann Gannon Parker; daughter, Teresa Gail Parker; Sister, Freda Rose Parker; brother, Billy Parker; Brothers-in-law, Houston Thomas, Jackie Gannon and James Watlington.

Truitt was known by his family and friends for his sweet reserve, sense of humor and enduring love for his family. He will be sorely missed by those left behind who called him Daddy, Pa, Brother and friend. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Bobby & Paulette Parker of Gassaway, Kerry & JeriAnn Parker of Liberty and Ronnie & Alice Parker of Statesville; 7 grandchildren: Rachel (Jay) Steinhauer, Kayla (Jon) Addis, Jessica, Allen and Victoria Parker, Justin & Billy Parker; 3 Great Grandchildren: Kayleisha and Ke’shawn Parker and Baylee Addis; Siblings: Jerry (Susan) Parker, Phyllis (Bobby) Young and Betty Watlington; Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law: Faye Thomas, Floyd (Fannie) Gannon, Lloyd (Barbara) Gannon, Lonnie (Pat) Gannon, Wade (Judy) Gannon; Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Claude Butler

Jun 13 2014

Mr. Claude Butler, age 75 of the Pope’s Hill Community passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Butler was born February 8, 1939 in Smith County, TN. He married Barbara Jean Poston on January 3, 1959 and retired from William L. Bonnell as a Truck Driver. He was a member of the Linwood Pentecostal Church.

Mr. Butler is survived by his Wife; Barbara J. Butler of Pope’s Hill, Three Children; Kenneth (Diane) Butler of Lock Seven, TN, Donna (Jimmy) Grisham of New Middleton, TN, and Marlene (Billy) Belcher of Bellview, Nebraska. Three Brothers; Ronnie (Frances) Butler of Carthage, TN, Larry (Carolyn) Butler of Carthage, TN, and Charles (Elizabeth) Butler of Carthage, TN. Sister; Molly (Billy) Anderson of Watertown, TN. Six Grandchildren; Chris (Jerica) Grisham, Josh (Abby) Butler, Brianna Butler, Shelby (Shawn) Weers, Keri Belcher, and Titus Sebers. Five Great Grandchildren; Amariana Grisham, Lyric Butler, Kylee Grisham, Emily Butler, and Chelsea Weers.

Funeral Services for Mr. Butler are scheduled to be conducted 11AM Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Bro. Roger Grisham and Bro. Lonnie Dillard will officiate and Interment will follow in the Butler Family Cemetery.

Visitation with the Butler Family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel on Friday from 3PM to 8PM and again on Saturday after 9AM until service time at 11AM.

The Butler Family request that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

James Luther Young

Jun 7 2014

74 year old James Luther Young of Alexandria died Saturday at his residence. He was a Machinist. Born in Roane County, Young was a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Issac Luther Young and Lillie Rodgers; his wife, Barbara Ann Young; and a son, Timmy Young. Survivors include children, Jimmy Young of Nashville and Tina and husband Joe Howard of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Lee and wife Whitney Howard of Manchester, T.J. Howard of Glasglow, Kentucky, and Josh Howard of Alexandria. Great grandchildren, Koby Howard, Ceanna Howard, Keyton Howard, Payton Howard, Gabriel Howard, and Gunnar Howard. Sisters, Ruth Burris and Betty Young. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Carol Saylors

Jun 2 2014

59 year old Linda Carol Saylors of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Methodist and a waitress at Waffle House. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Yancey Woodrow Malone and Beulah Louise Driver Malone; two brothers, Ralph Lee Malone and Yancy Woodrow Malone, Jr.; and a sister, Lynn Duke. Survivors include three children, Robert Matthew Hale of Smithville, Michael Shone and wife Ashley Saylors of Smithville, and Greg Shane and wife Trudie Matthews of Smithville. Nine grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Sister-in-law, Reba Malone of Alexandria. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Judith Ann Christian

Jun 1 2014

70 year old Judith Ann Christian of Alexandria, died Saturday morning at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born Aug. 3, 1943 in Gilbert, West Virginia, daughter of the late Buster and Eva Harvey Bragg. Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Larry J. Christian on June 18, 2013; great grandchildren, Knox, Blayne and Kash Christian; sisters, Gail Wisdom and Helen Collins; brothers, Kenneth and Gerald Bragg and an infant brother, Ronnie Bragg. She was a member of Linwood Pentecostal Church of Christ and was a Certified Nurse Technician at Quality Care Health Center. Judy is survived by her children, Jeanne (Jeff) Calhoun of Watertown, Janne (George) Haynes of Alexandria, Mark (Tracy) Christian of Watertown, Angie (Shane) Belcher of Alexandria, Aaron (Heather) Christian of Watertown; grandchildren, Ashley (Justin) Randolph, Cord (Melissa) Calhoun, Christa (Brian) Johnson, Stephen (Christah) Robirds, Cruz (Heather) Christian, Cody Christian, Hannah Christian, Katie and Kacy Davenport, Savannah and Jeffrey Belcher, Dalton Christian, Kaitlin Christian, Adam Johnson, Justin and Hailey Bragg; great grandchildren, Dylan, Dawson and Ian Hodge, Kiki Robirds, Zoey Golson, Devin Neal, Zayden Bates, Shaelynn Christian, Zander Bragg; sister, Cathy (Ronnie) Johnson of Watertown; brothers, Terry (Audrey) Bragg and Mike Bragg both of Lebanon; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014 at Linwood Pentecostal Church of Christ with Bro. Roger Grisham officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation at the funeral home will be from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. on Sunday and 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Monday. Burial will be at Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements

Bertie Louise Anderson

May 29 2014

87 year old Bertie Louise Anderson of Watertown, died Wednesday afternoon, May 28, 2014. Born in Dekalb County, she was the daughter of the late Clifton and Ruby Lawrence Barnes and was preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dub Driver; son, Tommy Anderson; sister, Bonnie Lee Turner and brothers, Lonnie, George and Hobart Barnes. She was a retired factory worker and member of Poplar Hill Baptist Church. Louise is survived by her husband, T.J. Anderson; grandsons, Mike (Lisa) Williamson, Matthew Driver and J.R. Barnes; great grandchildren, Dustin Williamson, Wade Driver, William Melton, Mandy (Steven) Tarpley; great great grandchildren, Ace and Allie Tarpley; brother, J.D. (Mary Jane) Barnes; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014 at Hunter Funeral Home with Rev. Ben Fuston and Rev. David Lawson officiating. Pallbearers Jason Anderson, David Barnes, Jimmy Morgan, Randy Anderson, Bubba Anderson, Wayne Anderson, Chris Anderson, Steven Tarpley. Visitation 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. till service time Friday. Interment at Jones Hill Cemetery.

Grace Freeman Tramel

May 24 2014

88 year old Grace Freeman Tramel of Knoxville and formerly of Smithville died Friday at NHC Farragut in Knoxville. She was a Methodist. Tramel had also worked in the Y12 Department at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She was a homemaker. A graveside service will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Town Cemetery. No visitation will be held at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Winston Tramel, Jr.; parents, Ferdinand and Mary Rebecca Bryant Freeman; and a sister, Reba Freeman Littlejohn. She is survived by a daughter, Marcia Tramel-Morren and husband John of Naperville, Illinois. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph Lee Bradford

May 23 2014

83 year old Ralph Lee Bradford of Smithville died Friday morning at Cookeville Regional Hospital. He was the son of the late Hubert & Opal Austin Bradford. He was a member of Trinity Assembly in Algood, retired Rural Mail Carrier, Bus Driver, Grocery Store Owner, Mechanic, Volunteer Fireman & a Devoted Hunter & Fisherman. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife Jo Puckett Bradford and son Alan Bradford. Celebration of Life Services will be held 3:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Mike Campbell and Jim Moore officiating and burial to follow in the Puckett Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 11:AM until 9:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of the service at 3:PM. Survivors include 2 children: Teri (Hugh) Davenport of Celina, Greg (Gina) Bradford of Smithville; Daughter-in-law: Suzanne (Bill) Gash of Smithville; 9 Grandchildren: Brad (Beth) Davenport, Jennifer (Rodney) Langford, Matt (Brittany) Davenport, Mandy (Paul) Talley, Chase (Kesha) Bradford, Cory Bradford, Alli (Andrew) Moore, Adam Lindsey & Matthew Lindsey; 9 Great Grandchildren: Isaiah, Nolan, Anaiah, Emmy, Andrew, Elianah, Ezalee, Mahala, Rellen; 1 Sister: Sondra Hawkins of Sparta; Fishing Buddies: Clyde Medley & Bobby Bare. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to either the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the Gideons Bible Program, in memory of Mr. Ralph.

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