87 year old Jessie Mai Baines of the Statesville Community of Watertown died Thursday morning at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboso. She was a native of Gassaway, a homemaker, and a member of the Statesville United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Randy Stevenson will officiate and burial will be in the Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Bullard and Estelle Lee Melton Bullard.; a brother, Edward Bullard; and a step grandson, Arnie Bush. Survivors include her husband of 76 years, Linsley Baines of Statesville. Three children, Harold and his wife Lou Baines of Murfreesboro, Robert C. and his wife Dorothy Baines of Smithville, and Louise and her husband Robert O'Brien of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Harold Wayne and his wife Sarah Baines of Gordonsville, Jimmie and his wife Terri Baines of Orange Beach, Alabama, Gary Baines of Smithville, Ronald and his wife Gail Baines of Smithville, Michael L and his wife Pam Baines of Smithville, Karen \"Sissy\" and her husband Daniel Mann O'Brien of Murfreesboro, and Kim and her husband Kendall Carter of Lascassas. Step grandchildren, Dallas Bush of Murfreesboro and Larry Wayne Bush of Lascassas. Great grandchildren, Bobby O'Brien, Kenny, Kurtis, Kyler, and Kooper Carter, Kristy Elmore, Michael Baines, Jason and Caleb Baines, and Ava Grace Baines. Step great grandchildren, Emily Ann and Michael Paul White, Ana and Cody Bush, Garrett and Sarah Elizabeth Bush. One great great grandson. One sister, Thelma and her husband Neal Bryant of Woodbury, One brother, Howard and his wife Oleta Bullard of Murfreesboro. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
83 year old Ruby Crook Skinner of Alexandria died Tuesday at her home. She was the daughter of the late Ewing and Jenny Alta Pitman Crook. She was a homemaker and a Messianic Believer. She was preceded in death by her husband Shelton Russell Skinner and a sister Frances Jennings. She is survived by six children James and his wife Rose Skinner of Richardson Texas, Larry and his wife Carroll Skinner of Dixon Springs, Danny and his wife Teresa Skinner of Nashville, Carol and her husband Bernie Washer of Alexandria, Cathy and her husband Mike Styer of Burns, and Cindy and her husband Larry Washer of Alexandria. One brother W.C. Crook of Smithville. Fifteen grandchildren Christy Thompson, Julie Jackson, James A., Terry, Monroe, and Chris Skinner, Greta Davis, Alice Wills, David and Patricia Cantrell, Benjamin Benayce, Kaitlin Styer, Lydia Foote, Alicia Washer, and Julie Rader. Twenty-seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon where the service will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. Paul Bell will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. and Friday after 10:00a.m. at the funeral home. Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements. This information was provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
88 year old James(Jim)David Dye, Sr. died Wednesday at his residence. He was retired from the position of International Marketing Director for the Haynes Satellite Division of Union Carbide Corporation, a disabled World War II Navy veteran, 32nd degree Mason, Shriner, member of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Protestant faith. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Cookeville Funeral Home. Bob Rogers will officiate and burial will follow in the Crestlawn Cemetery with full Military Honors. He was preceded in death by his parents the late Harry Jackson and Effie Jane Darnell Dye, wife Evelyn Anita Stewart Dye, three sisters, and one brother. He is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law Larry Don Dye of Granville, James David,Jr.(Jack) and Carrie Dye of California. One daughter and son-in-law Anita Sue and Joe Stout of Granville. Four grandchildren Jerry Stout, Amy and Jeff Allison, Jeffery and Dawn Dye and Laura and Richard Poppert. Eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive. Cookeville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
73 year old Joe Kenneth White of Smithville died Saturday at his residence of an extended illness. He was a retired brick mason, a U.S. Army veteran, and a Holiness Pentecostal. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Paul Sanders and Frances Foster will officate and burial will be in the Adcock Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Willie Waldon White and an infant brother. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Susie White of Smithville. Two daughters, Elizabeth and her husband Delbert Colwell of Smithville and Lisa and her husband Donald Bain of Smithville. One grandson, Kenneth Colwell of Smithville. Two granddaughters, Sherry and her husband Chris Vanatta and Amanda and her husband Timmy Proctor of Smithville. Three great grandchildren, Gabriella and Nicholas Vanatta and Clayton Paul Proctor. Two brothers, W.J. and his wife Treva White of Smithville and Jimmy and his wife Nancy White of Manchester. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Nola Pegram Bell of Murfreesboro and formerly of Smyrna died Sunday at NHC. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna. Paul Chiguar will officiate and burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. She was a native of Asheville, North Carolina and the daughter of the late Thomas Calvin and Annie Morgan Pegram. She was married to the late Sergeant William Bell. She was a member of the Rutherford County Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Sylvia Jones of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, William and his wife Melissa Jackson Jones of Smithville and Sylvia Ann and her husband Kirk Jones Gordon of Erie, Pennsylvania. Great grandchildren, Noah, Sarah, Mariah, and Isaiah Jones, Kirk Gordon, Jr., Joshua Gordon, and Jacob Gordon. Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Smyrna is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
72 year old Jake Baker of Sparta died Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will be in the Elrod Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Cole Baker of Sparta. Four daughters, Donna Howell, Darlene and her husband Cecil Young, Doreen and her husband Jack \"Chipper\" Conley, and Dina and her husband Johnny Roberts all of Sparta. A brother, Raymond and his wife Carol Baker of Sparta. Six grandchildren, Jimmy Howell and his wife Amanda, Michael Conley, Stephen Conley, Kristin Choate, Jacob Choate, and Celene Young. Two great grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Howell. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
71 year old Donald Allen Rogers of Smithville died Friday at NHC of Smithville. He was manager of Safe Way Grocery. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Rogers. Survivors include five children, April Hendrix, Lora Butler, Mark Rogers,and Lisa Rogers all of California, and Christina Rogers of Seattle, Washington. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no funeral. The family has chosen direct cremation
66 year old Donald Jennings of Liberty died Monday at his residence. He was born in Wilson County and was a member of the Tennessee Horseshoe Pitching Association. Jennings was also a retired Supervisor of Engineers for DTC Communications. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria, where he was a member. James Daniel and Rob Amason will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Neville Jennings and his parents, Walter Ray and Maybelle Bethel Jennings. Survivors include two sons, Ricky and his wife Wanda Jennings of Lebanon and Randy and his wife Jill Jennings of Brush Creek. Two daughters, Tina and her husband Tony Nixon of Alexandria and Lisa and her husband Ricky Atnip of Smithville. One brother, Van and his wife Dorothy Jennings of Statesville. Two sisters, Linda and her husband Roy Dale \"Pig\" Curtis of Watertown and Sarah and her husband, Robert Walker of Alexandria. Five grandchildren, Shanea Nixon and Katie Nixon both of Alexandria, Dilyse Jennings of Lebanon, and Cori Jennings and Steven Jennings both of Brush Creek. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
Rhea Nell Spencer died Tuesday at NHC of Hendersonville. The body is at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are incomplete.
61 year old Rhea Nell Spencer of Goodlettsville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare of Hendersonville. She was a member of the Pennington Bend Home Demonstration Club, and a Baptist. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday at 11:30a.m. at DeKalb Cemetery. Michael Hale will officiate. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery for the Graveside Service at 11:30a.m. She was preceded in death by her father Walter B. Ellis, and husband of thirty-four years Gordon R. Spencer. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law Scott and April Spencer of Goodlettsville, mother Ione Hendrixson Ellis of Dowelltown, two sisters Walteen Billings of Smithville, and Wanda Burchfield of Old Hickory. One brother Michael Ellis of Smithville, one grandchild Christian Spencer, uncle Chester Hendrixson of Smithville. Nephews Austin and Christian Ellis of Smithville, Ricky and his wife Donna Mathis of Smithville, Stacey and his wife Lori Burchfield of Carthage. Nieces Vickie and her husband Paul Cothern of Lebanon, and Katina and her husband Samuel Sliger of Smithville. One step-son Darrel and his wife Teresa Spencer of Smithville, and one step-daughter Denise Spencer of Smithville. Five great-nieces, one great-nephew. Step-mother-in-law Nell Brake Spencer of Nashville. Brother-in-law Charles Burchfield of Smithville, and many friends. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Animal Shelter or Charity of your choice, or to the American Cancer Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.