Obituaries

Edward Scott "Scotty" Judkins

Jan 12 2017
Edward Scott "Scotty" Judkins

Edward Scott "Scotty" Judkins - age 53 of Lebanon passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Presley & Katherine Russell and paternal grandparents, James & Bessie Judkins. Mr. Judkins is survived by daughters, Jennifer Judkins and Kristin Judkins (fiancé Drew Mason); parents, Joe & Martha Judkins; siblings, Steve (Carlene) Judkins, Sandy (Hank) Watkins, Susan (Eric) Carr, and Shane Judkins (Brittany Collins); grandchildren, Hannah Pratt and grandson on the way, Liam Scott Mason; nephew, Matthew Watkins; niece, Addyson Collins and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving family members. Mr. Judkins was a 1981 graduate of Lebanon High School and played on the Lebanon High School Baseball team. He worked for Texas Boot and was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he was part of the church softball team. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Partlow Funeral Chapel with visitation from 11 a.m. until the service. Bro. Glen Denton will officiate. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hank Watkins, Matthew Watkins, Eric Carr, Steve Judkins, Shane Judkins, & Brandon Allison. The family would like to thank the staff at The Dialysis Clinic for their special care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the American Kidney Foundation. PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Allen Rhoades

Jan 12 2017

69 year old Arthur Allen Rhoades of Alexandria died Wednesday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Rhoades was also a home health customer service representative. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Social Club and he attended Sunbury, Pennsylvania high school where he graduated in 1965. A graveside service will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents; Warren Allen Rhoades and Shirley Anita Dane; a sister, Kay Anita Ray; and a brother, Paul J. Herin Jr. Rhoades is survived by a daughter, Cathy Russell of Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Granddaughters, Courtney Russell and Heather Russell-Sprenkel both of Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Aunt, Nellie Nadzon. Nieces, Tara Herin Young, Jennifer Herin Staszak, Tracy Herin, and Shirley M. Ray of Alexandria. Five great nieces, seven great nephews, and cousins, Linda Rhoades Swartz, Cindy Gardner, Ramona Ross, and Marth Boop. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Dennis Calvin Tramel

Jan 9 2017

87 year old Dennis Calvin Tramel of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a Baptist, Mason, and a US Army Veteran in the Korean Conflict. Tramel was also a Freewill Baptist Minister and he was retired from Southeastern Brake & Clutch Company. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Tramel will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Julie Ann Arnold Tramel; his wife, Oma Taylor Tramel; seven sisters, Nancy Nokes, Beatrice Bryant, Velma Reece, Lena Vann, Ethel Ashford, Elrissa Whitlock Webb, and Myrtle Smith. Four brothers, James, Hack, Ernest and Walter Tramel. He is survived by three sons, Calvin Ray and Darlene Tramel, Ricky Tramel, and Roy and Marla Tramel all of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Kathy and Henry Colwell of Rock Island, C.J. & Tabby Tramel, Medeana and Arlin Byford, Joshua Tramel, and Myra and Blake Reffue all of Smithville. Eight great grandchildren, Heather and Patrick Colwell of Rock Island, James, Isaiah and Silas Tramel, Jada and Riley Palmer, and Lilly Reffue all of Smithville. Sister, Ruby Deal of Nashville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Ophaline Judkins

Jan 9 2017
Sarah Ophaline Judkins

Sarah Ophaline Judkins age 96 of McMinnville and a native of DeKalb County, passed away Friday night, January 6, 2017 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was born January 10, 1920 to her parents, the late Hershel and Martha Martin Judkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her husband, Jim A. Judkins; 1 son, Gene Edward Judkins; 2 daughters, Carol Herman and Aladean Judkins; step-son, James Calvin Knowles. She was a Primitive Baptist and a homemaker. Survivors include 2 sons, Clyde (Pauline) Judkins and Grady (Nina) Judkins both of McMinnville; 4 step-daughters, Linda (Steve) Hale, Anita (Eddie) Moore, Stella Dyer and Faye Cole all of Smithville; 3 step-sons, Gerald (Altie) Knowles, Melvin Knowles and Donald (Donna Kay) Knowles all of Smithville; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 16 step-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Eld. Paul Violet and Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 1 PM until 8 PM and Tuesday 9 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Stella Loretta Bounds Young

Jan 8 2017

Mrs. Stella Loretta Bounds Young age 87 of McMinnville, TN died Saturday, January 07, 2017, at St. Thomas River Park Hospital, in McMinnville TN. She was born November 27, 1929, in Warren Co., TN, was a homemaker, and a member of McMinnville Primitive Baptist Church. Mrs. Young was preceded in death by parents James and Jalie Mae Dodson Bounds, her husband Walter Wood Young, twin sons Terry Lee Young and Jerry Lynn Young, 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

Survivors include son Gary Walter Young, daughter Wanda Smith, daughter and son-in-law Cynthia and Kelly Basham, daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Roger Taylor, son Ronald Young all of McMinnville, step daughters Waltyne Cantrell and Judy (Jerry) Adams, 21 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family members and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Jerry Hennessee will officiate. Interment will follow at Webb Cemetery. The Young Family will receive friends Monday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and again Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cathy Oneida Parker

Jan 2 2017
Cathy Oneida Parker

66 year old Cathy Oneida Parker of Sparta died Sunday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Herbie Leftwich and Donnie Agee will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Parker was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Nettie Williams Alcorn; sisters, Frances Woods, Julana Martin, and Janie Bearbaum. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Danny Parker of Sparta. Two sons, Marty Parker of Woodbury and Shannon Parker of Sparta. Three grandchildren, Kalene and Isaac Farley, Braxton Parker, and Brantley Parker all of Sparta, One brother, William (Bill) and Mable Alcorn of Watertown. Three sisters, Marie and Larry Robinson of Temperance Hall, Jackie Raines of Manchester, and Sharon Hendrixson of Baxter and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Evelyn Hale Taylor

Dec 30 2016
Mary Evelyn Hale Taylor

Mary Evelyn Hale Taylor age 92 of Smithville passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the home of her daughter, Faye and Dr. Kenneth Webb in Pulaski. She was born March 24, 1924 to her parents, the late William Overton and Martha Ervin Hale, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Davis Taylor, Sr.; son-in-law, Keith Wilkerson; 7 sisters, Hallie (Fred) Cassity, Prudie (Tom) Pinegar, Julie (Charley) Gregory, Ruby (C.N.) LeDoux, Ruth (Odell) Walls, Martha Odell (Jesse) Bluhm, Barbara Billings; 3 brothers, Charlie (Lorene) Hale, Howard (Samantha) Hale, W.O. (Opal) Hale, Jr. Mrs. Evelyn is survived by 4 daughters, Faye (Dr. Kenneth) Webb of Pulaski, Sherry (Jimmy) Fox of Memphis, Jane Wilkerson of Lebanon and Rita (Randy) Jones of Pulaski; 1 son, Jack D. Taylor, Jr. of Smithville; 1 brother-in-law, Austin (Regina) Billings of Murfreesboro; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Saturday, December 31, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with her grandsons, Rev. Jim Fox of Cookeville and Rev. Wint Fox of Mumbai, India officiating, Vicky Fox of Mumbia, India will serve as vocalist and burial to follow in Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 10 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Toni LaNette Davis

Dec 27 2016
Toni LaNette Davis

48 year old Toni LaNette Davis of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Wilson will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3- 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and a stocker at Walmart. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Cephas and Mary Jones and grandmother, Mentie Atnip. Survivors include her grandfather, Auval Atnip of Smithville. Father, Cantrell Jones of Smithville. Mother, Brenda Adams of Lebanon. Two brothers, Will and Amy Jones of Lebanon and Corey Adams of Lebanon. Children, Cyndy Nicole Savage Escue of Mt. Juliet and Justin Miles Davis of Watertown. Grandchildren, Taylor Escue of Mt. Juliet, Bo Escue of Mt. Juliet, and Emery Miles Davis of Watertown. God child, Rachel Kay Schuyler of Texas. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sara Ford Moore

Dec 27 2016

Sara Ford Moore, age 89, passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at North Side Health Care in Murfreesboro. She was a native of Cannon Co.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Paul & Jean Parker of Readyville; 2 Grandchildren, Leandra & John Habel of Unionville and Kevin & Michelle Parker of LaVergne; and Great Grandchildren, Emma Habel & Micah Parker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dan Ford & Laura Blair Ford; Husband, Jim Moore, Jr.; Daughter, Starreta Moore Fries; and Siblings, Henry Ford, Sally Melton, Louise Smithson, Mary Warren, & Hershel Ford.

Ms. Moore loved reading her Bible and listening to Elvis and the Gaithers. She was also an accomplished seamstress who made the drapes for a movie that was filmed at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bros. Jim Paschal and Milton Stanley officiating. Interment will follow at Dekalb County Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, December 27, 2016.

Pauline Salyer Fritts

Dec 26 2016

88 year old Pauline Salyer Fritts of Alexandria died Saturday at Quality Rehab and Health Center. She was a native of Salyersville, Kentucky, a homemaker, and a member of the United Church of God. The funeral will be Thursday at noon at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Rick Beam will officiate and burial will be in Hunter Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben J. Salyer and Ruth Penix, a child, Kay Ellen Fritts; brothers, Ramey, Happy Chandler and Mark; and a sister, Evalee. Survivors include her husband of almost 70 years, Preston Fritts of Alexandria. Children, Randall P. and Trish Fritts of Florida, Kimberly S. and John Walker of Lebanon, Joel A. and Jewely Fritts of Murfreesboro and Jason D. and Norene Fritts of Murfreesboro. Eight grandchildren, Twelve great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Brothers and sister, Bill Salyer, Sue and Randy Stalbaum, Glen and Donna Salyer, Larry and Judy Salyer, and Ronnie and Samantha Salyer. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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