Obituaries

Linda Christian Stone

Aug 15 2012

65 year old Linda Christian Stone of Cookeville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a Christian and legal secretary. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Charles Braswell and Ronald Whited will officiate and burial will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlon Christian and Louise Frazier; grandparents, Bobby and Alpha Bain, Hobert and Beulah Christian. Survivors include daughters, Kendra and husband Rick Guinn of Smithville and Renee Johnson of Cookeville. Grandchildren, Macy Felts of Cookeville, MacKenley Turner, Nikolas Agee, Trey Guinn, and Lizzy Guinn all of Smithville.Step-father, Edsel B. Frazier of Smithville. Aunts, Martha Preston of Smithville, Elizabeth Braswell of Ringgold, Georgia and Billie Bates of Paducah, Kentucky. Several cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Gerald Taylor

Aug 13 2012

Memorial services for 75 year old Bobby Gerald Taylor of Smithville will be conducted on Thursday at 6:00PM at Silver Point Baptist Church with Tony Crow officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday at Silver Point Baptist Church from 4:00-6:00PM.

Taylor died on Sunday at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Bobby Gerald Taylor was born on July 2, 1937 in Wilson County, TN to the late Walter and Willie O.Hammond (Jones). Bobby worked for Avco and was a member of the Silver Point Baptist Church.

Inaddition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him: Nisha and Pearl Taylor, and a Half-Sister:Nancy Hammond.

He is survived by 2 Sons and Daughters-In-Law: Glyn and April Taylor of Silver Point, and Lynn and Trenia Taylor of Baxter, TN. Two Daughters and Sons-In-Law: Kathy Taylor and Kirk Moody of Smithville,TN and Tammy Taylor and Brent Hickman of Cookeville, TN. A Brother and Sister-In_Law: Jimmy and Marie Taylor of Smithville, TN. 2 Half Brothers: Charles and Roger Hammond. A Half Sister:Doris Ann Taylor.

Bobby was a grandfather to six grandchildren:Brittany Taylor, Devon Taylor, Jacob Taylor, Jaylee Beth(Beth Ann)Taylor, Avery Grace Hickman,and Presley Mae"Elvis"Hickman. He is also survived by a very special caregiver: Aliesha Butler, a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Silver Point Baptist Church or to the family.

Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Don Bratten

Aug 11 2012

63 year old Larry Don Bratten of Liberty died Saturday at his residence. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and owner of the Liberty Machine Company. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Don Hicks and Mark Wade will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until the service at 4:00 p.m. All visitation will be at the church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Ruth Robinson Bratten. Survivors include two children, J.D. Bratten and companion Mollie Hendrixson of Liberty and Mary Ann and husband Dwayne Blair of Florida. A grandson, Gabriel Blair of Florida. Father, Frank Ray Bratten of Smithville. A sister, Trisha Hicks of Virginia. His children's mother, Charlotte Bratten of Readyville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Della Mai Poston

Aug 11 2012

81 year old Della Mai Poston of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a retired employee of Hartman Luggage. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from10:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Selmer and Betty Margaret Ferrell Hale; first husband, Arnold G. Murphy; son, William Murphy; two grandsons, Michael Murphy and Shannon Taylor; four brothers, L.W., Selmer, Harrison, and Ray Donald Hale; and two sisters, Lucille Ferrell and Daisy Murphy. Survivors include her husband, Charles Richard Poston of Smithville, Six daughters, Minnie Poss of Smithville, Frances and George Fincher of McMinnville, Dimple and Charles Blanchfield of Smithville, Donna and Mike Hewell of Smithville, Darlene Wooley and David Griffith of Gassaway, Denise Redmon and Jimbo Pack of Smithville. One son, Ernest Murphy of Smithville. Sixteen grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren. One sister, Beatrice and husband Kenneth Christine of Shop Springs. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Geraldine Farler

Aug 10 2012

86 year old Geraldine Farler of Lebanon died Thursday at Westmoreland Care and Rehab Center. She was a machine operator at Smithville shirt factory and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn will officiate with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julias Pirtle and Lodie Poss; husband, Joe Brown Farler; one daughter, Barbara Bogle. She is survived by one granddaughter, Kimberly Taylor of Lebanon; two great-grandchildren, Tre and Kristie Taylor of Lebanon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Nadine Winnard

Aug 10 2012

Betty Nadine Winnard, age 94 of Gordonsville, TN passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 at her residence.

Mrs. Winnard was born February 23, 1918 in Lancaster, TN the daughter of the late Mollie James Denney and James Everett Maynard. She married Aubrey Clay Winnard on December 2, 1936 and he preceded her in death on November 25, 1955. She was also preceded in death by Six Siblings; Robert Maynard, Eddie Lee Maynard, Elmer Maynard, John Maynard, Mildred Grantham, and Alene Fish. She worked for the Welsh Company and was a member of the Gordonsville United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Winnard is survived by her Son; Clay (Jeanne) Winnard of Cookeville, TN., Two Granddaughters; Angela (Bryant) Griffin of Smyrna, TN and Brittney (Karl) Radke of Chattanooga, TN. Two Great Granddaughters; Katie-Anne Griffin and Sarah-Beth Griffin.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Winnard are scheduled to be conducted Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10AM at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Bro. Floyd Massey will officiate and Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Winnard family will be held on Friday from 6PM to 9PM and on Saturday after 9AM until service time at 10AM.

Mary Lou Johnson

Aug 9 2012

63 year old Mary Lou Johnson, born in Buffalo, New York, died Sunday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. A memorial service will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at her home on Round Top Road in Alexandria. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at her home. She is survived by her husband, Graeme Johnson. Children, Vicki Schroeder and future husband, Chris Fikes of Las Vegas; Randy and wife Kim Schroeder of Antioch; Phillip and wife Sheryl Johnson of Las Vegas, Michael Johnson of Las Vegas, Jessica and husband Scott Garduno of California. Grandchildren, Conner Schroeder, Jordon, Brandon, Alexia, Jack, Tanner, and Tyler Johnson, and Aiden Garduno. Sisters, Janet Cruz and Sandra and husband Ron Matteson. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Kraft. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria to help with the funeral and hospital expenses.

Jennifer Nicole Clark

Aug 9 2012

34 year old Jennifer Nicole Clark of Smithville died at her residence Wednesday. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and an LPN at NHC Healthcare Center. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Max Cantrell and Chester Parsley. Survivors include her husband, William Alan Clark of Smithville. Three daughters, Dakota Lashey and husband Brady McGee, Leah Payton Clark, and Morgan Shayayne Clark all of Smithville. Parents, Ricky Dwayne and Maria Parsley and Tammy and Ronnie Mollinet. A grandchild, Lyren Clark of Smithville. One sister, Kristy Lynn and husband Chris Williams of Smithville. Two step-sisters, Melissa Ann and husband Kevin Luttrell of Woodbury, Brandi and husband Travis Johnson of Smithville. Half-brother, Chad Morgan Parsley of Dallas, Texas; step-brother, Ryan and wife Laci Mollinet of Smithville; maternal grandmother, Imogean Cantrell of Smithville; Paternal grandmother, Grace Parsley of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society.

Valeria Groom Evans

Aug 9 2012

91 year old Valeria Groom Evans of Liberty died Thursday morning at the Webb House Retirement Center. She was a homemaker and was a retired educator at DeKalb West School. She was also a member of Salem Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Mark Wade will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Evans was preceded in death by her husband, John Odum Evans; parents, Nathaniel and Alta Powell Groom; six sisters, Hazel Sandlin, Mildred Groom, Avanell Fuson, Claudine Malone, Anita Pettway, Edwina Saddler; and a brother, Truitt Groom. Survivors include a son, Doyle Evans of Liberty. Grandchildren, Tara and Joe Beck of Wisconsin, Bryan Evans and Gwen and Clay Dyer both of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Collin, Drew and Nate Dyer all of Murfreesboro, Alex, Miriam, Aaron and Ethan Beck all of Wisconsin. Sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Groom of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Salem Baptist Church Library or Cemetery.

Ramon Beacham

Aug 8 2012
Ramon Beacham

55 year old Ramon Beacham of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was a former nurseryman with Guthrie Nursery. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 1:00 p.m. Beacham is preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Jimmie Martin Beacham and a sister, Mary Ray Beacham. Survivors include three brothers, Jessie and wife Jan Beacham of Rock Island, Jimmy and wife Cindy Beacham of McMinnville, and Mark and wife Renee Beacham of Dowelltown. Three sisters, Judy Davidson of Pennsylvania, Vicky Vanatta and Barbara Beacham both of Dowelltown. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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