Johnnie Ruth Luna, 90 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was a devoted member of Johnson's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. She was born July 2, 1927 in Sparta to James Tobert Minnear and Johnnie B Stockton Minnear. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tolbert and Johnnie Minnear; sister, Betty Minnear; brothers, Rubert Minnear, Carl Minnear, James Albert "Red" Minnear, James "Zuke" Minnear, and nephews, Ronnie and Bobby Minnear. Survivors include her children, Danny Luna and wife, Mary; Jerry Luna and wife, Debbie; Linda Luna Herman and husband Eddie; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Family will recieve friends from 4pm until 8pm on Wednesday evening, February 21, 2018 and on Thursday from 10am until the time of service. Funeral will be held at 1pm on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta with Gary Farris and Lamar Redmond officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery in the Cassville Community. Pallbearers include; John Herman, Nick Herman, Shannon Luna, Tony Bilbrey, Cody Devillanueva, Jake Jacobs, and Mason Farmer. The family extends their thanks and appreciation to Kindred Hospice and their staff for love and support during the past months.
69 year old Connie Ruth Armour of Smithville passed away at her residence Monday. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lower Helton The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Barry Whiteaker will officiate and burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Harvey and Juanita Green; husband, Jessie Armour; daughter, Sharon Thomason; sister, Bonnie Hooberry; and two grandsons, Bryan Thomason and Nicholas Reeder. Survivors include a son, John Armour; two daughters, Samanda Armour and Joanie Butler all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Brittney and Nathan Gard, Nathan and Hannah Armour, Kelly Armour, Jonathan Armour, Linda Sue Bain all of Smithville, and Brandy Thomason of Manchester. Nine great grandchildren. Two brothers, Dennis (Denny) Harvey of Greenbrier and Phillip Green of Florida. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in lieu of flowers in her memory to help with burial expenses.
Mrs. Gracie Lee Henley was born June 11, 1926 to the late James Thomas and Sarah Neal Curtis and went to her heavenly home on February 18, 2018.
She was also preceded in death by Husband; Smith Henley, Brothers; Monroe Curtis, Johnny Hall Curtis, and Jimmy “Cowboy” Curtis, and Sisters; Mary Cason, Mattie Malone, and Gladys Driver.
Mrs. Gracie is survived by Brothers; Ralph Curtis of Alexandria, TN and Roy D. “Pig” Curtis and wife Linda of Watertown, TN, and Sister; Amy Johnson of Alexandria, TN. Brother-in-Law; Lawrence “Nub” Henley of Dowelltown, TN. Special Friend; Clyde Allen Ray.
Although Gracie had no kids, she was loved dearly by her many nieces and nephews who also survive.
She was a member of the Lower Helton The Baptist Church. Mrs. Gracie worked at the Dowelltown Shirt Factory.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Henley are scheduled to be conducted from the Chapel of Avant Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2PM with Bro. Dennis Wood and Bro. Freddie Curtis officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be held at Avant Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3PM until 8PM and again on Wednesday from 11AM until the time of the service at 2PM.
Pallbearers: Tony Fowler, Bennie Curtis, Jeff Curtis, Jason Taylor, Greg Judkins, and Mike Richardson.
AVANT FUNERAL HOME, DIRECTORS.
Lenorea Amanda Mullinax passed away on February 16, 2018 at age 33. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from noon until the service. The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Josh Brown, is 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home. Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery will follow the service. Family will serve as Pallbearers.
Mrs. Mullinax was a Certified Nursing Assistant and a member of Salem Baptist Church. She loved crafting, singing, and writing songs. She is survived by husband Wesley Mullinax, daughter Krissy Michelle Mullinax, father Jerry (Nancy) Heady, mother Melinda Harrison, brother Daniel Lee Heady, step-brother Will (Chasie) Graham, step-sister Tammy (Josh) Keel, grand-parents Georgia Louise Heady Gill and Jack Lee Heady, in-laws Kenneth and Carolyn Mullinax, and numerous loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by grandparents Erna Virginia and Herbert James Henry.
The family wants to thank Amanda’s Special Angels that gave her support and strength: Aimee Bishop, Samantha Pettit, Brandy Chaney, Kelly Hollowell, Julie Greer, Stephanie Russell, Aunt Marie, Chad Bishop, Sandy Robertson, and Camp Bluebird friends. Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.
Mr. Bobby Glover, age 77, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at his home.
Born Bobby Alson Glover on May 28, 1940 to Herlon “Smiley” Glover, who died December 24, 2001 at the age of 85 and Virginia “Jenny” Smith Glover, who died April 23, 2012 at the age of 91.
He was also preceded in death by Son; Darryl Glover on June 30, 1968, Son-in-Law; Wayne Maynard on March 2, 2009, and Mother-in-Law; Estelle Harris on October 2, 2002.
He married Louise Harris on August 5, 1961. Bobby was saved on July 27, 1963 in a grass lot near his home. He was a member of The Macedonia The Baptist Church in Clubb Springs where he was the song leader for many years and a deacon for 49 years.
He was a 1958 graduate of Gordonsville High School and retired from the Gordonsville Zinc Mine after 30 years of employment.
Mr. Glover is survived by Wife of 56 years; Louise Harris Glover of Gordonsville, TN. Children; Sandra Maynard of Lancaster, TN, Gary (Laurie) Glover of Hickman, TN, Gregg (Lori) Glover of Buffalo Valley, TN. Grandchildren; Amanda (Tanner) Freese, Courtney Maynard, Trevor Glover, Peyton Glover, Connor Glover, Katie Glover, and Caroline Glover. Two Great-Grandchildren; Carlie Maynard and Charlotte Freese. Brother; Jerry (Evelyn) Glover of Algood, TN. Sister; Helen (Rick) Ezell of Lancaster, TN, and Dorothy (David) Elrod of Buffalo Valley, TN. Brother-in-Law; Bobby (Diane) Harris of Tiverton, RI, and Sister-in-Law; Betty Harris of Gallatin, TN.
Funeral Services for Mr. Glover are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1PM with Bro. Tim Bennett and Bro. Gary McBride officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery with Bro. Frank Randolph officiating.
Visitation with the Glover family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday from 1PM until 8PM and again on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of the service at 1PM.
Pallbearers: Tanner Freese, Trevor Glover, Peyton Glover, Connor Glover, Ken Herd, Stacy Herd, Roger Glover.
Honorary Pallbearers: Former coworkers of Jersey-Miniere Zinc.
The Glover family requests memorials in Mr. Bobby’s memory be made to Katie Glover or to Macedonia The Baptist Church.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS
65 year old Lucion Nokes of Temperance Hall passed away Friday at his residence. Nokes was a member of the Temperance Hall Pentecostal Church and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chris McMillen and Bill Fowler will officiate and burial will be in the Tubbs Cemetery in Temperance Hall. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Nayomia Allen Nokes. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Mary Ray Nokes; two children, Jeffery and Brandy Nokes, and Penny and Randy Bouldin all of Temperance Hall. Five grandchildren, Justin Nokes and Sarah Branch of Elmwood, Malayna Nokes, Jake Nokes, and Will Bouldin all of Temperance Hall and Dustin and Michelle Bouldin of Clarksville. Two great grandchildren, Jase Nokes and Ronan Bouldin. Love Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, make donations to CURE PSP.
49 year old Sharon Gail Thomason of Smithville passed away Thursday at Alive Hospice House. She was a member of the Lower Helton The Baptist Church and an employee of Smith Fork Cabinets. The funeral will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Barry Whiteaker will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie Armour, Jr. and a son, Brian Dewayne Thomason. She is survived by a daughter, Brandy Thomason of Manchester. Three grandchildren, Angel Rutland of Smithville, Jayden Anderson of Smithville, and Cason Higgins of McMinnville. Mother, Connie Ruth Armour of Smithville. Brother, John Armour of Smithville and two sisters, Samanda Armour and Joanie Butler of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.
Jerry Lendon Winfrey, age 75, passed away at his home in Smithville, TN on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 of an apparent heart attack. A native of DeKalb County, he was born February 10, 1942 to the late Lucas and Ruth Moss Winfrey. Mr. Winfrey obtained an associate in arts degree from Cumberland University in 1962 and studied at Austin Peay State College where he received a BS degree in 1964 and a Master of Arts in Education in 1965. In addition, Jerry had one year of advanced studies beyond the Master degree, some of which included several visits to South America with special emphasis on Ecuador and Peru. Jerry’s professional career focused on teaching at the elementary level, all of which was in the DeKalb County School System except for one semester in the Hampton City School System, in Hampton, VA in 1966. After teaching many fourth-grade students over his 32 years of service, Mr. Winfrey retired May 22, 1999. Jerry loved teaching, but he also enjoyed several other activities including collecting antiques and glassware, conducting research on family history with special emphasis on the Winfrey and Moss families, researching and documentingthe history of the First United Methodist Church in Smithville, and discussing or debating political issues. He was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church but also attended the Unitarian Universalist Church in Cookeville with his friend and former vicar, Rev. Mark Pafford. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents (Sidney Brooks and Era Driver Winfrey and Charlie Lee and Ada Foster Moss), Aunts and Uncles. He is survived by several cousins and many special friends. Jerry's wishes were to be cremated and that a graveside memorial service be held at the Winfrey family section of the Whorton Springs Cemetery at 1:30 PM Sunday, February 18, 2018 with Bro. Mark Pafford officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Justin Potter Library (particularly the Genealogy Room) or the Smithville First Methodist Church Building Fund in memory of Mr. Winfrey. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
75 year old James E. Hale of Liberty died Tuesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a mechanic at Paschal Farm Equipment and Paschal Farms for 57 years. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Wilson Williams and Charlie Stanton will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Hale and Nonnie Cleo Bogle; infant brother, John B. Hale; son, Jamie Carl Hale; sister, Annie Lou Bogle; and a nephew, Greg Bogle. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Shirley Hale of Liberty. Daughter, Glenda and Jeff Curtis of Alexandria. Granddaughter, Savannah Curtis of Alexandria. Brothers-in-law, Tommy Bogle of Liberty and David and Sandra Bain of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Carolyn and Jerry Braswell of Dibrell and Mary Bain of Woodbury. Uncle, Vernon Lee and Sue Bogle of Woodbury. Special friends, Bobby Robinson and the Paschal Family. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Jane Lindner, 94, departed this life on January 22, 2018 while living at the Webb House Retirement Center in McMinnville TN. She was born to Sylvanus and Marie White on March 29, 1923 in Butte Montana. Growing up in Montana she learned what it was like to grow up during the later frontier days. Her parents taught her the values of travel and education. She received a B.S. degree in Nursing from Montana State University where she met and married the love of her life, Gordon M. Lindner, on May 2, 1944 in a simple ceremony in Great Falls MT. Spring of 2017, they celebrated 73 years of marriage before his death in late May.
At Montana State Mary Jane was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority and was a member of the Nurses Cadet Corps. Before graduating, with the help of the Red Cross, she established a center for children of war veterans.
During World War 2 she moved to Oak Ridge TN with her husband Gordon who was with the Special Engineering Division, where she continued her nursing career at the Methodist Medical Center. While raising her children, she used her nursing skills assisting the area doctors for vaccinations in schools.
Mary Jane and Gordon moved to the new town of Norris TN in 1949 where she was active in the Norris Religious Fellowship and various activities in the community. A Girl Scout since the age of 7, she was a leader for both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, camp director, delegate to the Highland Rim Council and the Tanasi Council. In 2006, she received her 75 year tenure pin from the Tanasi council. She was involved with the Norris Little Theater in costume and set design, worked with Gordon in the Lions Club, and a charter member of the Good Neighbors.
They moved back to Oak Ridge in 1980. There Mary Jane was active in the Chapel on The Hill Church, the Oak Ridge Community Band, The Museum of Atomic Energy, the Holiday Bureau, and volunteered at Methodist Medical Center, the MADD organization, reading at schools, and hospice. Her hobbies included: reading, traveling, sewing, crocheting, and playing Bridge. In 2009, Mary Jane was nationally recognized by the Nature Conservancy for her donation of the family homestead to the organization. In 2010, she received the Church Women United Humanitarian Award.
She is survived by her three children, Gary and wife Martha of Duncan, SC, Rosemary and her husband Raymond of Bainbridge Island ,Washington, and Natalie and her husband Larry Green of Smithville, TN. Six grandchildren survive: Amy Faulkner and husband Todd of Duncan,SC, Wesley Lindner and his wife Jennifer of Jacksonville FL, RaeAnne Nye of Denver CO, Leland Nye and his wife Aleena of Honolulu,Hawaii, Elizabeth Young and her husband Barry of Smithville TN and Tony Green of Orlando FL; and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived the Lindsay Hunt family of Australia. Lindsay was a foreign exchange student with the Lindners and has remained a part of the family.
There will be a celebration of Mary Jane’s life on April 7th at the Chapel on The Hill Church in Oak Ridge TN. Rev. Randy Hammer will officiate.