James Lewis Humphrey

May 8 2016

James Lewis Humphrey age 51 of Liberty, died Friday at his residence. He was born Dec. 1, 1964 in Grand Rapids, MI, son of Lonnie D. Humphrey and the late Caryl Zwart Humphrey. James worked in the food service industry as a chef for O'Charley's Restaurant. He is survived by his wife, Tena Blackburn Humphrey of Liberty; children, Jamie Humphrey of Donelson, Jonathon Humphrey of Greenbriar, James Curtis Humphrey of Greenbriar, Jessica Humphrey of Hendersonville; stepsons, Jason Rodgers of Gordonsville and Justin Lea of Watertown; several grandchildren; father and stepmother, Lonnie and Carol E. Humphrey of LaVergne; brothers, Scott Wayne (April) Humphrey of California, Bruce Lee (Tabitha) Humphrey of Nashville; sisters, Betty (Joel) Levine, Kimberly (Tony) McLester, Kathryn (Wayne) Hammett all of Nashville; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 11 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2016 at Hunter Funeral Home at Watertown with Bro. Tim Blackburn officiating. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Sunday and prior to services Monday. Interment at Hunter Memorial Park.

Dora Mangum Hutchings

May 5 2016

Mrs. Dora Mangum Hutchings age 83 of McMinnville, TN, died Wednesday, May 04, 2016, at her residence in McMinnville, TN. She was born February 07, 1933, in Smithville, TN, was a homemaker and a member of McMinnville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Hutchings was preceded in death by parents Jessie Brown and Novella Bond Mangum, granddaughter Jaclyn Colette Fletcher, sisters Elizabeth Cummings, Mildred Odom, Vella Blythe, and Lela Boileau and brothers Fred, Jimmy, Jack, Ferman, Herman and Gene W. Mangum, and John Van Hooser, and Bill Van Hooser.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years Joe M. Hutchings, children Joseph (Lorie) Hutchings, Patricia (Wesley) Suddarth, and Celia (John) Fletcher, grandchildren Wesley M. (Evonne) Suddarth, John Hunt Fletcher, Catherine Ashley Fletcher, Christa Mae Fletcher, Alyssa Claire Hutchings, and Jame Pryce Hutchings, and great-grandchildren Timothy Suddarth and Victoria Suddarth. Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 07, 2016, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Bo Hendrix and Rev. John E. Fletcher will officiate. Interment will follow at Bethlehem Cemetery. The Hutchings Family will receive friends Friday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Saturday from 10 A.M. until 11 A.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ashley Jerome Ferrell

May 4 2016

Ashley Jerome Ferrell age 33 of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning in Smithville. He was born October 14, 1982 to his parents, Jeffery Brown Ferrell and the late Katrina Jo Bain. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jewell Brown Ferrell and J.E. Bain; maternal grandmother, Josie Shehane; uncles, Ricky and Tony DeVault, Larry, GAry and Charles Ferrell and Jason Bain. He was a Baptist and worked in steel construction. Survivors include wife, Misty Ferrell of Smithville; Son, Ashton Ferrell of Smithville; special children, Asia Ferrell and Aalasia Ferrell both of Smithville; father, Jeffery Ferrell of Smithville; half-sister, Courtney Bain of Smithville; half-brother, Greg Cantrell of Smithville; paternal grandmother, Sarah Opal Atnip of Smithville; uncles, Scott Ferrell (Cindy Walls), Terry Ferrell (Maggie Rose), Chris (Tracy) Ferrell and Jimmy Bain; father-in-law, Homer Petty and mother-in-law, Melissa Petty; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends whom he loved very much. He had a good heart and love for all who knew him. Funeral services will be conducted 4:PM Thursday, May 5, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 4:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred Virginia Green

May 4 2016

Ms. Mildred Virginia Green age 81 of Smithville passed away Wednesday morning May 4, 2016 at her residence. She was born July 26, 1934 to her late parents Hampton and Effie Pack Cantrell. Ms. Green was a Homemaker and attended Open Word Tabernacle Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Pete Green; Son: Timmy Green; Grandchildren: Shawn Northcutt, Christy Culwell & Sabrina Brown; Brothers: Hampton Cantrell, Jr., Ray Cantrell & Lucky Cantrell. Funeral Services will be held 2:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Darren Kinzer officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday 11:AM until 8:PM and Friday 10:AM until time of service at 2:PM. Survivors include 6 children Danny (Pauline) Green of Smithville, Kathy (Butch) Northcutt of McMinnville, Steve (Barbara) Green of Smithville, Marilyn Strayn (Doug Parker) of McMinnville, Anthony "Doc"Green of Smithville, Sandy Stone of Smithville; 13 Grandchildren: Amber Northcutt, Sara Northcutt, John Northcutt, Emily Northcutt, Steven Green, Hannah Armour, Amanda Hasemann, Jimmy Ray Culwell, John Strayn, Josh Stone, Hunter Stone, Tyler & Taylor Stone; Brothers: Larry (Anita) Cantrell of Watertown, Buck (Brenda) Cantrell of Woodbury, Floyd (Bonnie) Cantrell of Smithville; Sisters: Ruth Tabor of Crossville, Betty (Billy) Norris of Liberty; 8 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Great-Great Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews also survived. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lisa Michelle Hieatt

May 2 2016

Funeral services for Lisa Michelle Hieatt, 46 of Baxter will be Tuesday, May 3 at 1 PM from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Smellage Memory Gardens in the Boma Community of Putnam County.

Lisa passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at her home.

She was born October 6, 1969 in Cookeville.

She was a 1987 graduate of Upperman High School in Baxter and attended Tennessee Tech University.

She enjoyed cooking and taking care of her “boys”, family and friends. She was a very giving person, putting others before herself.

Survivors include husband of twenty-one years, William Todd Hieatt of Baxter, sons and a daughter-in-law Tyler Denton and Twyla Phillips of Cookeville, William Aubrey Hieatt and fiancé Sarah Picard of Crossville and Trevor Allen Hieatt of Baxter, mother and step-father Barbara and Bob Stewart of Cookeville, father and step-mother Lloyd and Louise Dyer of Alexandria, two sisters and a brother-in-law Debra Denise Dyer of Baxter, Lisa Lucille and Chris Stanze of Cookeville, four brothers and sister-in-law Keith Cannon and Charles Stephen Hargis both of Cookeville, Tracy and Leslie Cannon, Brandon Dyer and fiancé Mandy all of Liberty, TN, granddaughter Aubrey Marie Hieatt, grandmother Emma Anderson of Silver Point, Nephews: Harris Dean Dyer, Trenton Stephen Chandley, Peyton, Devin, Noah and Hunter Cannon, Nicolas and Lee Stanze, special caregivers: Rebecca Reed, Martha Rose Key and Jennifer Randolph.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Bishop Robert Christian and Bishop Dan Huddleston will officiate.

Family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 8 and after 10 AM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Helen F. Self

May 1 2016

Helen F. Self age 86 of Liberty passed away Saturday afternoon at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born September 30, 1929 to her parents, the late Lemmie Haskell and Altie Elizabeth Cantrell Turner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 children, Deborah Ogletree and Roy Allen Self; 4 brothers, Frank, Kenneth, Reed and Boyd Turner; 2 sisters, Earlene Johnson and Lena Parsley. Helen was a Baptist and a homemaker. Survivors include 5 children, Brenda Fields of Smithville, Mary Self Robertson of Primm Springs, TN, Jimmy Self of Liberty, Misty (Donny) Green of Dowelltown and Tabby (Patrick) Davis of Smithville; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Linda (Willie) Moser of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Monday 2, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Larry Self and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 11:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Whorton Springs Cemetery in memory of Ms. Helen. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Lucille McQueary

Apr 30 2016

91 year old Helen Lucille McQueary of Dowelltown died Friday at NHC of Smithville. She was a Baptist and a retired Euclid Electric Assembly line worker. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Cannady Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Monday from noon until the funeral. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Nellie Bittner. Her husband, James McQueary. Brothers, Eugene and Junior Bittner. A sister, Ruth Lewis. Son, Charles McQueary. A grandson, Roy Colburn. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Carol McQueary; a daughter, Sharon Kennedy; seven grandchildren, Kevin, Jennifer, Julie, Rhonda, Stephen, Rachel, and Cindy; twenty great grandchildren, Bradley, Brady, Karli, Kaitlin, Andy, Jack, Jessie, Rowan, Colton, Ryleigh, Sebastion, Sienna, Kenzie, Levi, Emilee, Marlee, Makala, Justise, Jadyn, and Paxton. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Haven of Hope.

Brian Patrick Blaylock

Apr 29 2016

McMinnville, TN resident and Smyrna, TN native Brian Patrick Blaylock, age 46, was born December 26, 1969 and died suddenly April 13, 2016 at his residence.

An employee of Yorozu, a graduate of Motlow Community College, and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, he was the son of Jo Ann Lowery Blaylock of Smithville, TN and the late William Ferrell "Bill" Blaylock. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by grandmothers, Carmyne Lowery and Edna Blaylock; grandfather, Earl Blaylock; and uncles, Sherman Lowery and Ronnie Blaylock.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Patty Blaylock of Antioch, TN; aunts, Betty Hunter, Jimi Wayne Blanton and Era Jean Hancock; and several cousins also survive.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016 in High's Chapel with Vincent Baker, Wilson Williams and Bro. Royce Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery in DeKalb County, TN. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at High's.

Melissa Lorene Parrish

Apr 28 2016

Melissa Lorene Parrish, age 86, passed away on Monday April 25th. She was born in DeKalb County, TN. And resided in Madison, TN. She was preceded in death by parents Felix Monroe and Martha Jane Trapp of DeKalb County as well as brothers and sisters Jennings Trapp, Toy Trapp, Roy Trapp, Otis Trapp, Walter Trapp, Ann Byrd and Lucille Walden. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, George Douglas Parrish, son Douglas Glenn Parrish (Judy), daughter Sherrie Lynn Thomas (Drew), three grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville, TN with visitation from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday April 29, with services at 2:00 pm. Internment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jewell Dean Vaughn

Apr 27 2016

Mr. Jewell Dean Vaughn of Smithville, TN, (Oak Grove Community) died Tuesday, April 26, 2016. at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. He was born January 01, 1932, in DeKalb County, TN, was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Mr. Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Mary Della Adcock Vaughn, sisters Ruby Young and Reba Harris, brothers JD Vaughn, Amos Reed Vaughn, and Gene Vaughn.

Survivors include his wife Rebecca George Vaughn, his daughter and son-in-law Sherry & Russ Mullen, his son and daughter-in-law Terry & Charlotte Vaughn, grandchildren Chelsea, Trevor, and Marcus Vaughn, Ben and Rachel Mullen, and brothers Jimmie Vaughn and Bill Vaughn. Many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Funeral service will be 2:30 PM Friday, April 29, 2016, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Ted Stoffel will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Military grave rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 173 and V.F.W. Post 5064. The Vaughn Family will receive friends Thursday 2 PM until 8 PM and again Friday from 11 A.M. until 2:30 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church, 1701 John Oliver Rd., McMinnville, TN 37110.

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