Obituaries

William McKinley Jones

Oct 8 2012

76 year old William McKinley Jones of Liberty died Monday at his residence. He was a retired maintenance supervisor at Cummings Sign Company. He had also served in the National Guard. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial Baptist Church, where he was a member. Junior Ellis and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Troy L. and Ova Belle Martin Jones; sisters, Hazel Caplinger, Gladys Slagle, and Margaret Hendrixson; and a brother, Jim Jones. Survivors include his wife of 55 years Marguerite Jones of Liberty. A daughter, Teresa and husband Mark Adams of Franklin. Grandchildren, Lauren and husband Daniel Harrington of Nolensville and Logan Adams of Franklin. A brother, Troy and wife Sally Jones of Liberty. Sister, Nellie Pezanni of Whitehouse. Sister-in-law and husband Ruth and J.B. Taylor of Alexandria. Sister-in-law, Linda and husband Fred Stanley of Nashville. Brother-in-law, Winky and wife Jane Tramel of McMinnville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gary Cleveland West

Oct 8 2012

52 year old Gary Cleveland West of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was an employee of Tenneco. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Elsa Cain West; two sisters, Shirley Simpson and Peggy Swan; a brother, Greg West; and two nieces, Bobbie Pedigo and Natasha Helms. Survivors include a son, Troy West of Dowelltown. One brother, Tom Barker of Michigan. Two sisters, Patty and husband Logan Hullett of Smithville and Melody and husband Glynn Pedigo of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations can be made to the funeral home in memory of Gary, in lieu of flowers.

Kevin Allen Moore

Oct 5 2012

54 year old Kevin Allen Moore of Alexandria died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Moore was a truck driver. A memorial service will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Cleo Sanders will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Carr Moore and Helen Julia Johnson Moore; an uncle, James Moore; and an aunt, Carrie Price. Survivors include his wife, Becky Bass Moore of Alexandria. Children, Michelle and husband Kevin Cox, Jr. of Alexandria, Tiwana Moore of Murfreesboro, Sharika Moore of Smithville, and Angeline Jiggets of Indiana. Grandchildren, Latravia Cox, Kyndal Cox, Melasia Gilles, and Ziah Gurley. Seven other grandchildren. Brothers and sisters, Carr Moore of Alexandria, and Marlene Griffin, Sandra Matthews, and Janet Williams Copeland all of Illinois. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends survive. The family has requested that donations may be made to Anderson Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Beulah D. Avant

Oct 5 2012

93 year old Beulah D. Avant of Alexandria died Tuesday.. She was the widow of Clay Avant.

She was preceded in death by four siblings; Taft Davis, Paul Davis, Chester Davis, and Zula Davis Coley. Survivors include a daughter, Jane A. Fly of Nashville. Grandchildren, Christopher and wife Mary Fly of Augusta, Georgia, Susan Fly of Dallas, Texas and Jonathan Fly of Nashville. Great grandchildren, Reid, Avery, and Max Fly of Augusta, Georgia.

Mrs. Avant graduated from DeKalb County High School and received an Associates Degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College. She was a teacher before working for many years at The Alexandria Bank and Trust and then at the Watertown Bank. Mrs. Avant was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 417. She was a member of the Alexandria United Methodist Church and the Smithville First United Methodist Church. She was also active in many community organizations in Alexandria.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October at 4:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m..

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Murfreesboro location of Alive Hospice or to the charity of your choice. Avant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Beulah D. Avant

Mildred Dean Page

Oct 4 2012

85 year old Mildred Dean Page of Lebanon died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. A Baptist, she was formerly employed by Texas Boot in Lebanon. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bob Curtis will officiate and burial will be in the Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Cecil and Iva Laura Page; a sister, Wilma Parkerson; a brother, Lionel Page; sister-in-law, Barbara Page; and special friend, Marguerite Trusty Mealer. Survivors include three brothers, W.J. Page of Alexandria, Hobert and wife Athelene Page of Smithville and Robert and wife Bobbie Page of Mt. Juliet. Sister-in-law, Pam Page of Smithville. Nine nephews, Jamie Page of Alexandria, Daryl and wife Renee Page, Darrin Page, Dwayne and wife Deanna Page, and Stevie Page all of Smithville, Larry and wife Annette Page, and Ricky Page all of Mt. Juliet, Terry Page of Smithville, and Brian and wife Natalie Page of Cookeville. Four nieces, Denise Page of Alexandria, Carolyn Walker of Smyrna, Tammy and husband Randy Summers of Smithville, and Felicia and husband Marshall Harris of Cookeville. Several great nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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