Obituaries

Barbara Ann Tittle

Oct 4 2012

65 year old Barbara Ann Tittle of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Petty Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dillard Clay and Ina Elise Petty and granddaughter, Bambi Mabeus. Survivors include her husband, Randall Tittle of Smithville. Three children, Bridgett Mabeus of Louisiana, Tammy Snyder of Smithville, and Mark Mabeus of McMinnville. Two grandchildren, Niki Mabeus of Smithville and Shonna Mabeus of McMinnville. One sister, Linda Pryor of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Dean Williams

Oct 3 2012

71 year old Jerry Dean Williams of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He served in the U.S. Army and was a carpenter. The family has chosen direct cremation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Emma Waters Williams. Survivors include his wife Pam Williams of Smithville. Two daughters, Tammy Speakman of Murfreesboro and Cindy and husband Doyle Flarity of Smithville. Two granddaughters, Savanna Speakman of Murfreesboro and Aspen Flarity of Smithville. A sister, Patsy Darichuck of Arizona. A brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom and Barbara Meadows of Smithville. A nephew, William and wife Angie Meadows of Smithville. A great niece and nephew, Brandon and Stephanie Rackley. Several nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Steve Redmon

Oct 2 2012

61 year old Steve Redmon of Sparta died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Friday at 7:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until the service at 7:00 p.m. Redmon worked at Federal Mogul. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland and Mildred Johnson Redmon. Survivors include the mother of his children, Lynn Redmon of California. Two daughters, Tonya Redmon of California and Shelly Spada of Sparta. Grandchildren, Christian and Madison Spada, and Nathaniel Crockett. Brothers, Don and Jerry Redmon both of California. Sisters, Phyllis McKenzie, Brenda Liebgott and Janie Leal all of California. Aunts and uncles, Lois Randall of Smithville, Mac Redmon of Murfreesboro, Jeanette Young, Joyce Ann Vaughn, Jo Dean Redmon, and Norene Anderson all of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Clyde Samuel Murphy

Oct 1 2012

73 year old Clyde Samuel Murphy of Dowelltown died Sunday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He was a dairy farmer. Born in Wilson County, Murphy was preceded in death by his wives, Rosie Tittle Murphy and Elizabeth Ferrell Murphy; a stepson, Dale Bain; parents, William Frank and Lily Caroline Ferrell Murphy; brothers, John, Frank, Dock, Jimmy, and Roy Murphy; and sisters, Bessie Lee Dodd, Jessie Mai Vanatta, and Betty Jean Murphy. He is survived by nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews and a step-daughter, Carolyn Murphy. Family and friends will gather at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday for a graveside service at Jennings Cemetery in Statesville. Brad Murphy will officiate. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Mai Atnip

Sep 27 2012

81 year old Virginia Mai Atnip of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and a former employee of Kingston Timer. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Don Davidson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Ada Adamson Hicks, her husband T.C. Atnip, and a sister, Jean Hicks. Survivors include children, Maxine and husband Kenneth Pritchett of Old Hickory, Phillip Atnip and Wanda Parker both of Smithville, and Debbie and husband Robert Driver of Dibrell. Grandchildren, Rhonda Prichett, David and wife Andrea Prichett, Layra and husband Steve Crook, Ashley and husband Ryan Black, and Lindsey Driver. Great grandhildren, Ryan Prichett, Lauren Edward, and Eli Crook. Great great grandchild, Isabella Bald. Brothers, Tom Hicks of Lebanon and Billy Hicks of Georgia. Sisters, Doris Hullett of McMinnville and Ruby Johnson of Smithville. Brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Boyd and Emogene Atnip of Smithville and Mary Ann Yarman of Cookeville. Many nieces, nephews, a host of friends, and church family survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Joanna Snow Moore

Sep 27 2012

91 year old Joanna Snow Moore of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church, Daughters of the American Revolution, a former member of the Eastern Star, and a member of the American Legion. Moore was also a retired machine operator at the Smithville Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dr. John Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the service time at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion Edward Moore; parents, Robert Lee and Virgie Mangum Snow; a sister, Frances Poss; and three brothers, Howard, Wiley, and Robert Snow. Survivors include a daughter, Yolanda and husband Thomas Barry of Brentwood. Three sons, Phillip Moore of Smithville, Kenneth and wife Hazel Moore of Texas and Stephen and wife Melissa Moore of Hendersonville. Five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. One brother, Edgar and wife Nora Snow of Knoxville. Three sisters, Elizabeth Edwards of Nebraska, Elinor Burns, and Mary Morgan of Atlanta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Frances Aughinbaugh Hayes

Sep 27 2012

78 year old Mary Frances Aughinbaugh Hayes of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. She was a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church and a former employee of Nuturn and the Smithville Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Whorton Springs Baptist Church. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until noon at the funeral home and from 1:00 p.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. at Whorton Springs Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Edgar and Mary Elizabeth Aughinbaugh and two sisters, Dorothy Green and Barbara Calvert. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, James Hayes of Smithville. A son, Ricky Hayes of Smithville. A daughter, Vicky and husband Joe Bogle of Dowelltown. Two grandchildren, Michelle and husband Paul Cantrell and Tony and wife Amanda Trapp all of Smithville. Five great grandchildren. A brother, Joe Edgar Aughinbaugh of Viola. Two brothers-in-law, Johnny and wife Trena Hayes of Pegram and Morris Braswell of Smithville. Her very special church family loved her dearly. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that in addition to flowers, donations be made to the Life Center at Whorton Springs Baptist Church.

Billy Ray Smith

Sep 26 2012

56 year old Billy Ray Smith of Dowelltown died Wednesday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was self-employed. A graveside service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Jefferson Cemetery. Elbert Willis will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 1:30 p.m. at which time the family will leave for the cemetery. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Thomas and Bessie Lee Smith and a brother, Roy Thomas Smith, Jr. Survivors include a daughter, Jessica and husband Quintin Whitman of Nashville. Grandchildren, Vondarious and Jazlynn Martin both of Nashville. Step grandchildren, Cole, Jaylen and Jayda Whitman. Brothers, Johnny Smith of Dowelltown, Andy and wife Jennifer Smith of Smithville. Sisters, Betty and husband Elbert "Peanut" Willis of McMinnville and Linda and husband Thomas Craig of Murfreesboro. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Clarence Stanley Massie

Sep 27 2012

88 year old Clarence Stanley Massie of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was a Brickmason, and he served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. He was also a member of the American Legion and the VFW. A memorial service will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. Massie was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lottie Debro Massie; a son, Michael Massie; a daughter, Rose Marie Faight; and sisters, Mary, Margaret, Darlene, Delores, Faye, and Barbara Massie. Survivors include children, Patricia Marie and husband Dennis Barilski of Indiana, Joan Ann Massie of Smithville, and James T. and wife Ramie Massie of Ohio. Grandchildren, Jordan Lasky, Chad, Derek, and Amanda Barilski, Christopher J., Bryan and Melissa Massie, Nancy, Scott, and Terry Faight, and Michelle Massie. Great grandchildren, Isabell, Jaden, and Sophia Massie. A brother, Gerald "Bill" Massie of Ohio. Many nieces, nephews, and friends survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

William Jackson "Jack" Evins

Sep 24 2012

The funeral for 83 year old William Jackson "Jack" Evins, Jr. of Lebanon will be Wednesday at College Hills Church of Christ. Larry Locke will officiate and burial will be in the Smithville City Cemetery. Evins died Sunday night at University Medical Center in Lebanon after an extended illness. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at College Hills Church of Christ and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m.

Born in DeKalb County, Evins was the son of the late William Jackson "Dub" Evins, Sr. and Johnnie Estelle McCartney Evins Merriman. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Edgar W. "Eddie" Evins and Dan W. Evins.

Evins is survived by his children, Cindy and husband Mark Stephens of Knoxville; Judy and husband Bobby Poss and Betty and husband Ray Donald Webb all of Smithville; Michelle and husband David Nicholson of Nashville; Kathy Milburn; and W.J. "Dub" Evins, III and wife Edie Beth Evins all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Maci and husband Chad O'Conner, Hana Stephens, Christy and husband Mark Hart, Jason and wife Misty Poss, Cindy Ann Dawson, Rachel Taylor, Jackson, Mattison, and Benjamin Nicholson, Kelsey and Marshall Evins, Tracie and husband Greg Baker, Trena and husband Anthony Ferrell, Tara and husband Mike Hale, and Tad and wife Tracy Webb. Seventeen great grandchildren and a sister, Myrtie Ann Doak of Lebanon.

Evins was involved in various activities throughout his lifetime, playing steel guitar with legendary country star Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys on the Grand Ole Opry. He helped construct and operate the original Sligo Boat Dock on Center Hill Lake and he became a Deputy U.S. Marshal and later a U.S. Marshal. Evins was also a former Internal Affairs Director for the Davidson County Sheriff's office. Evins was a faithful member of the College Hills Church of Christ, an avid golfer, fisherman, and a huge fan of University of Tennessee Football.

This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

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