Obituaries

Lily Pauline Nixon Foutch

Apr 23 2012

97 year old Lily Pauline Nixon Foutch of Alexandria died Monday at Dekalb Community Hospital.

Mrs. Foutch was born March 20, 1915 in Hickman, TN the daughter of the late Thomas Pirl Nixon and Eltie Etta Foutch. She was also preceded in death by a Son; Daniel Martin Foutch on July 31, 1948 and Four Siblings; George Nixon, Billy Finis Nixon, Virginia Jim Starnes, and Henry Ellis. She married John Donald Foutch on October 19, 1947 and he preceded her in death on October 28, 1993. She worked at Dupont before marriage and then at Alexandria Garment until her retirement in 1971. She was a member of the Malone’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Foutch is survived by her Son; John David (Joyce Ann) Foutch of Alexandria, TN. Granddaughter; Jennifer Elaine (Eric) Foutch-Hoegland of Murfreesboro, TN. Grandson; Daniel Ryan Foutch of Alexandria, TN

Funeral Services for Mrs. Foutch are scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 2 PM at Avant Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Gay and Bro. Dewey Dyer officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation with the Foutch family will be at Avant Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10 AM until 9PM and on Wednesday from 10 AM until service time at 2 PM.

Lily Pauline Nixon Foutch

Kanzada Summers

Apr 23 2012

87 year old Kanzada Summers of Dowelltown died Sunday at her daughter's residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Pedigo-Summers Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe and Agnes Buckner Pedigo; her husband, John Lee Summers; two sons, Gordon and Albert Lee Summers; four brothers, Norval, Edd, and Aaron Lee and Elvee Vester Pedigo; and three sisters, Frances Bandy, Odell Summers, and Carrie Inez Pedigo. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Bailiff of Dowelltown and Jeanette Farris of Smithville. Three sons, Bobby and wife Sue Summers and Roger Summers all of Smithville, and Douglas and wife Kathy Summers of Liberty. Sixteen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren, and eleven great great grandchildren. A sister, Lorene and husband Wilburn Chastine of Winchester. A half brother, Elvis and wife Deborah Pedigo of Dowelltown and a half sister, Marie and husband Jimmie Luna of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Organ

Apr 20 2012

Funeral services for 90 year old Billy Organ will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon. Kevin Medlin will officiate. Burial will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday after 11:00 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Organ died Thursday at Southern Manor.

Born in Wilson County, Organ is the son of the late Charlie S. and Ruby Clemmons Organ. He was a 1940 graduate of Lebanon High School and served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was a mechanic for Eastern Airlines.. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Jo Organ; brother, Wendell Organ, and a niece, Gayle L. King.

He is survived by a sister, Bessie L. Organ Atnip of Smithville; nephews, Charles D. And wife Betty Jo Atnip, John L. and wife Betty Jean Atnip all of Smithville, Richard and wife Carla King of Cookeville; niece, Phyllis and husband Ronnie Tramel of Smithville; several great nieces & nephews; special friend, Karen Krattinger of Lebanon.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Tammy Louise Hill

Apr 20 2012

48 year old Tammy Louise Hill of McMinnville died Thursday at River Park Hospital of an extended illness. She was a Baptist and an employee of the Oster Corporation. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Jeff Hill will officiate and burial will be in the Philadelphia Cemetery in Grundy County. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. Hill is survived by her mother, Ruth Jackson of Smithville. Father and step-mother, Ronald and Sue Hill of Smithville. Two brothers, Avery and wife Donna Hill and Jeff and wife Lisa Hill all of McMinnville. Special friend, Kathy Lee of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles survive. A great aunt, Estelle Roberts of the Irving College Community. Step brothers, Tracey Ferrell of McMinnville and Jason Ferrell of Smithville. Step sister, Tammy Brown of Smithville. High Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to High Funeral Home in McMinnville for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Adrianna Leshay Murphy

Apr 18 2012

Adrianna Leshay Murphy, newborn daughter of Justin Murphy and Crystal Thompson of Smithville, died Tuesday at UMC in Lebanon. A graveside service will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Everyone will meet at the graveside Thursday at 1:00 p.m. In addition to the parents, the infant is survived by three sisters, Tierra, Briana, and Kaley Parrent of Crossville. Three brothers, Justin Lynn Murphy, Jr., Zachary Murphy, and Keith Buck of Smithville. Grandparents, Billie Sanders and Luther and Penny Murphy; three uncles, Patrick Murphy, Bradley and Blake Sanders, and an aunt, Misty Cassity all of Smithville. Several cousins also survive. The infant was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jackie Sanders. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Gladys Ray Cope

Apr 16 2012

91 year old Gladys Ray Cope of Smithville died Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired machine operator at Kingston Timer, Order of the Eastern Star, and the New Union The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Union The Baptist Church. Darrell Cantrell and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Cope was preceded in death by her two husbands, George E. Ray and Rayton Cope; parents, Ed Nichols and Mellie Fisher Chisam; two sisters, Hazel Chisam and Eula Cantrell and husband Atwood; and two great grandchildren, Zachary and Shelby Ray. Survivors include three children, Ernest and wife Elene Ray of Adams, Tennessee; Linda Ray and husband Puggy Cook of Alexandria; and Roy and wife Patsy Ray of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Melinda and husband Mark Miller of Liberty, Tina and husband Matt Gibson, and Ernie and wife Christin Cook all of Alexandria, Greg and wife Amanda Ray of Clarksville, Patrick and wife Dessa Ray, and Tracy and wife Donna Ray all of Smithville. Nine great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Union The Baptist Church or to the charity of your choice.

Dorothy Unetta Haggard

70 year old Dorothy Unetta Haggard of Dowelltown died Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Nazarene.The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Trent Colwell and Craig Mahler will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. Haggard was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Wilson Johnson and Emma Lee Taylor Johnson and a brother, Wilson Ray Johnson. Survivors include her husband, Alton Haggard of Dowelltown. Four children. Donald and wife Connie Haggard of Smithville, Michael and wife Sandra Haggard of McMinnville, Teresa Linder of Smithville, and Meresa and husband Jeff Winchester of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren survive along with a brother, Jerry Johnson of Smithville. Two sisters, Era Billings of the Peeled Chestnut Community and Cathleen Mahler of the Johnson Chapel Community. Several cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Coy Smith Hillis

Apr 11 2012

73 year old Coy Smith Hillis of McMinnville died Wednesday at Alive Hospice of St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Moose Lodge in McMinnville and a member of the VFW. Hillis was also a telephone factory worker. A graveside service will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Centertown. Michael Hale will officiate. No visitation will be held. Hillis was preceded in death by his father, Raymon Hillis and a brother, Arie Hillis. Survivors include two sons, Ron Hillis of Memphis and Ken Hillis of Wabash, Indiana. Two grandchildren. His mother, Grace Harting of Indiana. A sister, Marie Cline of Indiana and a brother, John Hillis of Indiana. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bro. Bobby Colvert

Apr 7 2012

79 year old Bro. Bobby Colvert of Dowelltown died Thursday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He served as an Evangelist/Minister for 50 years and he was an owner/operator of a local business in Smithville. Colvert was also a farmer. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Seminary. He later founded the Covenant Baptist Church in Smithville. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Thurman Seber, Richard Williams, and Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Colvert was preceded in death by his parents, Obadiah and Bessie Lee Bass Colvert; his wife, Barbara Colvert; and a brother, James Bass Colvert. Survivors include his children, John and wife Karen Colvert of Murfreesboro and Lou Ann and husband Steve White of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Kelly Colvert and Matt Wiley, Jason Baker Colvert, and Grant Colvert all of Murfreesboro; Camry Lou Colvert White, Carlee Colvert White, and Chloe Colvert White all of Smithville. Three great grandchildren, Kaylin Colvert Wiley, Lyla Dawn Wiley, and Piper Ann Wiley all of Murfreesboro. One brother, Freddy and wife Linda Colvert of Smithville. Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Betty Herndon of Smithville, Bill Baker of Cassville, and Mary Louise Fitzgerald of Lafayette, Indiana. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Floyd Nokes

Apr 6 2012

76 year old Floyd Nokes of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC of Smithville. He was self-employed, a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in the New Bildad Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Nokes was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Hallie Mai O'Conner Nokes; his wife, Ruby Nokes; five brothers, Walter, Johnny, Sam, Bill, and Bob Nokes; and a sister, Betty Bogle. Survivors include nieces and nephews, Thomas and Annie Bogle of Liberty, Lucion and Mary Nokes of Temperance Hall, Brenda and Thurman Bennett of Lebanon, Marie and Kenneth Derting of Liberty, Elsie and Ray Fish of Statesville, Anita Thornton of Smyrna, Jimmy and Debbie Nokes of Sweetwater, Lisa and Dwayne Bowen of Smithville, and Diane Nokes of Washington, D.C.. Special friend and companion, Jean Goodwin of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Moe Dean Nokes of Sweetwater and a dear special little friend Bentley "Spud" Whatley of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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