97 year old Pauline Malone Tramel of Nashville died Tuesday, July 23, at her residence. She was a dedicated educator having served at Liberty High School and at Watertown. She was a Christian leader in the Methodist Church, Civic organizer, loving mother, grandmother, and wife. She was a graduate of State Teacher's College in Murfreesboro in 1939 and taught in the DeKalb County and Metro Nashville public school system for 27 years, and was a member of Belle Meade United Methodist Church. Her roots ran deep in DeKalb County with relatives in the Malone and Tramel families. The funeral will be will be held Wednesday, July 31, at Noon at Belle Meade United Methodist Church with a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 12:00 noon at Belle Meade United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Tramel and son, Jim Tramel. She is survived by a son, Lynn Tramel and daughter-in-law, Toni Tramel, and granddaughter, Blair Tramel. The family request that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the James T. Tramel Scholarship Fund at Martin Methodist College or to Belle Meade United Methodist Church where she was an active member for 61 years. Love-Cantrell Funeral Funeral Home in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.
48 year old Miranda Joy (Mosely) Fox of Gordonsville died Sunday at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was a DeKalb County native and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Christ Church Pentecostal of Gordonsville, where she was a member. Kerry Dugan will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and Tuesday from noon until the service at the church. Fox was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Dickens and Mary McPherson Dickens; a sister-in-law, Betty Ann and husband Billy Christian; and a brother-in-law, Carl Fox, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Albert Fox of Gordonsville. Children, Alanda Fox and Logan Fox both of Gordonsville. Brothers, Darren Dickens of Defeated and Chris and wife Holly Dickens of Watertown. Sisters-in-law, Sally and husband Bill Seeback of Elmwood and Denise Fox of Hilham. Brother-in-law, Jacky and wife Pamela Fox of McMinnville. Five nieces and nephews survive. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
102 year old Louise Hedge of Smithville and a native of Hickman County died Friday at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was a member of the Fairfield Baptist Church and a homemaker. A graveside service for Ms. Hedge will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Oakmont Cemetery in Centerville, TN. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the service on Sunday. Her Grandson David Hedge will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents Albert Dickson and Anna Taylor Hickman Petty; two husbands, Roy Allen Hedge and David Clay Hedge; two sons, Paul and Amos Hedge, and three brothers and four sisters. She is survived by three grandchildren, Cheryl and Chris Vance, Angela and Todd Miller and David and Trina Hedge, all of Smithville. Four Great-Grandchildren, Kelsey and Macy Hedge, Carly and Connor Vance; two Daughters-in-law, Frances Hedge of Smithville and Patty Hedge of Hohenwald. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ Playground fund, in memory of Ms. Louise. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.
68 year old Alan "Bear" Rozelle of Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was office coordinator at Federal Mogul and owner of Picker's Delight Music Store. Rozelle was also an Army Veteran, a member of the Scottish Rite, and a member of the Short Mountain Lodge #373. He was preceded in death by parents Nelson Floyd, Sr. and Mary Davenport Rozelle. One brother, Nelson Rozelle, Jr. and one niece, Laura Rozelle. He is survived by two daughters, Michelle and Paul Oswald of Carthage, and Renee and Troy Guzenski of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Vanessa Oswald, Ella and Ethan Guzenski, and one sister-in-law, May Rozelle of Pennsylvania. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice.
94 year old Beulah Mai Hendrixson of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was retired from Fuston's Five and Dime Store and a member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Royce Martin, Jim Rogers, and Doyle Slager will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-9 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Hendrixson was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Hendrixson; parents, Isaac and Callie Dirting Smith; a brother, Othel Smith; and two sisters, Maureen Tramel and Alvilda Hendrixson. Survivors include three daughters, Nira Snyder of McMinnville, Judy and husband Royce Martin of Liberty, and Lori and husband Wes Rogers of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Chris and Kelley Snyder of Rock Island, Shannon and Lisa Snyder of McMinnville, Deanna and Mickey Hall of Lebanon, Curtis and Kimberly Martin of Liberty, and Allison Rogers of Smithville. Nine great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. One brother, Doyle Smith of Smithville. Four caretakers, Helen Fults of Liberty, Martha Fults of Smithville, Faye Murphy of Smithville, and Wanda Byford of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Emory Paul Kirksey of Chattanooga died Monday at Hickory Valley Retirement Center. He was a Baptist and a retired Air Traffic Controller with the FAA. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Mark Bass will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kirksey was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Carlton and Ida Theus Kirksey; his wife, Deanne Paris Kirksey; and a brother, Addis Kirksey. Survivors include a brother, Rufus Clayton Kirksey; nephews, Kenneth and Phillip Kirksey; and a niece, Tina Barger. A step-sister, Dorothy Hinton Jinks and a step-brother, Cecil Hinton. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
73 year old T.J. White of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He worked as a farmhand. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor will officiate and burial will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Elsie Bennett White. He is survived by four sisters, JoDean Redmon, Jewell Tate, LaVelle Anderson, and Joyce Webster. Brother-in-law, Paul Webster. Several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
93 year old Lena Mae Reeder of Alexandria died Saturday morning at NHC Health Care in Smithville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, J.L. Reeder on Nov. 6, 2012. Lena was the daughter of the late Will and Mallie Young Sorrells and was preceded in death by 4 brothers 4 sisters and 2 grandchildren. She is survived by 3 sons, William Edward Reeder and wife, Patsy, Fred Allen Reeder and wife, Edwina and Charles Thomas Reeder; 5 daughters, Virginia Ann Curtis and husband, Tommy, Betty Ruth Swindell and husband, Sam, Nancy Marie Hayes and husband, Joe, Carolyn Frances Rice and husband, Gary, Linda Gale George and husband, Jimmy; 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Gary Rickman and Rev. Tommy Curtis officiating. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday and prior to services on Tuesday. Burial will be at Poplar Hill Cemetery.
69 year old Haskel Junior Hawkins of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Covenant Baptist Church and a co-owner of Hawkins and Cook Construction Company. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Hawkins was preceded in death by his wife Judy Russell Hawkins; parents, William Haskel Hawkins and Bonnie Barnes Turner; and a son, Shane Hawkins. Survivors include a daughter, Jan and husband Allen Wilkins of Smithville. A son, Ricky Hawkins of Sparta. His wife, Ann Hawkins of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Josh Hawkins and Jordan Wilkins of Smithville, and Brandon Hawkins of Sparta. Two great grandchildren Alixs and Hunter Hawkins. A sister, Dorothy and husband Ryan Masters of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
85 year old Ruby Lee Ballard of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Methodist and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate with burial in Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Beulah Ponder Cantrell; husband, Robert Leonard Ballard; Grand-children, Jason Lucci and Crystal Allen; brothers, Lawrence, Bill and Frank Cantrell, and sister, Jessie Nell Conley. She is survived by two daughters, Sonia Presley of Smithville and Carolyn Jones of Nashville; two Grand-children, Robert Don England and Cassie England. Great-Grand-children, Tyler Bennett, Kayla Wheeler, Cole, Jacob, and Ezra Allen, Serena and Adam Lucci. One great -great- Grandchild, Sabastian Bennett, and a sister, Ruth Prinzvalle of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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