Obituaries

Kenny Ray Herman

Nov 17 2015

Kenny Ray Herman age 54 of Smithville, passed away Monday evening at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He was born July 2, 1961 to his parents, the late Alfred Kenneth and Thelma Jean Lawson Herman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, Kenny Herman, Jr. and Brian Curtis Herman; 1 sister Lisa Mingus; 1 brother, James Eddie Herman. He was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ and a nursery worker. He is survived by 3 sisters, Patricia (Jerry) Lawson of Smithville; Brenda (Stevie) Cripps of Smithville; Frances (Joel) Adcock of McMinnville; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Timmy George, Kathy Morris, Cory Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday November 19, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial to follow in Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 11:AM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time for the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Leroy Goff

Nov 13 2015

Funeral services for Leroy Goff, 89, of Smithville and formerly of Baxter will be held Sunday, November 15 at 1 PM in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Goff Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 PM to 8 PM and Sunday 11 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Goff passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 in Smithville.

He is survived by five daughters, Chris Moore, Leisa Young, Gay Lafever, Robin Beckham, and Pam Langford. Four sons, Gary, Dale, Mike, and Danny Goff.

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

Ruby Pauline Johnson

Nov 13 2015

Ruby Pauline Johnson age 89 of Smithville passed away Thursday afternoon at NHC HealthCare in Smithville. Ruby was born January 4, 1926 to her parents, the late Ewin and Ada Hicks, Sr.. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Johnson; 2 sisters, Eva Jean Hicks and Virginia Atnip; 1 brother, Ewin Hicks, Jr.; grandparents, Ace and Frances Adamson, Will and Fannie Hicks. Ruby was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was a childcare giver and was affectionately known to many of the kids as "Aunt Ruby". She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Glenda Johnson of Liberty; 5 grandchildren, Nioakah (Shane) Hickman of Smithville, Nicholas Johnson, Noah Johnson, Nautica Johnson and Brandon Sykes all of Liberty; 1 great-granddaughter arriving soon; 2 brothers, Tom Hicks of Lebanon and Bill Hicks of Georgia; 1 sister, Doris Hullett of McMinnville; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Dan Mallette and Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Saturday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Sunday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Cleta Faye (Redmon) Murphy

Nov 9 2015

56 year old Cleta Faye (Redmon) Murphy of Smithville died Friday at St. Thomas Mid Town Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dewayne Cornelius will officiate and burial will be in the Young Bend 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 father, Everett "Ebb" Redmon; her husband, Michael Murphy; and a sister, Annie Rhea Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Camillia and husband Nicholas Ramsey of Dowelltown. Parents, Ernestine and Eddie Young of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Kaydence Johnson, Zoie and Raylin Ashburn, and Faith Knowles. Four brothers, Tommy and Glenda Redmon, and Noel and Sabra Redmon all of Smithville, Ronnie, Sr. and Judy Redmon of Dowelltown and Eddie Young, Jr. of Cookeville. Two sisters, Angela and Ricky Knowles of Smithville and Sherry and Alonzo Harris of Virginia. Nieces and nephews, Eric Morris, Trista Johnson, Avionda Harris, Patty Hale, Joey Redmon, Ronnie Redmon, Jr., Randy Johnson, Makayla Redmon, Joshua Johnson, Amy Ferrell, and Ashmika Earl. Nineteen great nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses.

William Earl Sowell

Nov 6 2015

79 year old William Earl Sowell of Alexandria died Friday at his residence. He was an automotive shop manager for K-mart, a Baptist, and a U.S. Navy veteran. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. Sowell was preceded in death by his father, Rex. Brothers, Ray, Jackie, Raymond, and Ricky and Paul. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma Sowell of Alexandria. Children, Diane Patton of Alexandria, Jeanie Johnson of Alexandria, Marilyn Keaton of Smithville, Bill and wife Angela Sowell of Norene, Randy and wife Susan Sowell of Alexandria, and Bobby and wife Kim Vickers of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Rodney Patton of Murfreesboro, Will Sowell of Smithville, Bailey Sowell and Jazmine Sowell of Norene, Destiny Jarboe of Kentucky, Colton Vickers and Kirsten Vickers of Alexandria. Great Grandchildren, Liam Sowell and Harper Patton. Mother, Grace Sowell of Springfield. Brothers, Joe and wife Sue Sowell, Kenneth and wife Lynn Sowell, Tommy and wife Setsuco Sowell, and Jerry Sowell. Sisters, Faye Batey, Ruth and husband Keith Rodgers, and Linda Wix. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made to the Fisher House at the V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro.

Edna (Mama) Taylor

Nov 5 2015

91 year old Edna (Mama)Taylor of Smithville died Thursday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a Baptist and was retired from the Smithville Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Danny Bandy and Barry Whitaker will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 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, Henry and Gertrude White Massey; the father of her children, E.J. Taylor; a son, Kenneth Taylor; two granddaughters, Cindy Armour and Dana Malone; one sister, Ruby Buhlea; and six brothers, J.B., Clint, Marvin, Joe, Leonard, and Charles Massey. Two daughters, Betty Cooper and Fiance Bill Bohana of Smithville and Doris and husband Wayne Malone of Dowelltown; two sons, Austin and wife Billie Ann Taylor and Bobby Taylor all of Smithville. One sister, Ruth and husband George Givins of Lebanon. One brother, Henry Massey of Kentucky. Fourteen grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren. Two special friends, Doris Hullet of McMinnville and Ann Smithson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elaine "Baney" Hendrix

Nov 3 2015

Elaine "Baney" Hendrix age 61 of the Belk Community passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born August 12, 1954 to her parents, the late Polk Alvin and Mable America Carter Wiggins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Janet, Patricia and Deborah and 1 brother, Troy Lynn Wiggins. Elaine was a member of the Church of God family, and lived her whole life as a homemaker and a nurserywoman. The last few years helping raise her 4 beautiful grandchildren, Jeremy, Jacob, Jazmine and Justin Wagner. Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Jim Hendrix of Smithville; 1 son, Jamie (Katie) Hendrix of Williamson Co., TN; 1 daughter, Wendy (Tim) Wagner of Smithville; 1 sister, Catherine Berdine and 3 brothers, Michael Wiggins, Scotty Wiggins and Cleve (Helen) Wiggins all of Roane and Morgan Counties. And a host of nieces and nephews and will be sorely missed by all. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday, November 5, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Donnie Kelly officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 10AM until 8PM and Thursday 9AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy O. Crymes

Nov 2 2015

Mr. Roy O. Crymes age 84 of Smithville passed away Saturday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. Mr. Crymes was born March 12, 1931 to his parents the late Theodore and Zelma Scott Crymes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Crymes; 1 sister, Mabeline Rourke; 2 brothers, Melvin and James Crymes. He was a Pentecostal, retired from the U.S. Air Force with of 20 years of service to our country and then also retired from Southeastern Telecom in Nashville. Survivors include 3 children, Kathy Matthews of Goodlettsville, Billy Crymes of Smithville and Penny Arnold of Dickson; 3 grandchildren, Leslie Kopischke, Haven Boyles and Peyton Arnold; 1 brother, William Crymes of South Carolina and 1 sister, Katherine Miles of Madison. Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 PM Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rodger Thaxton officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Tuesday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:30. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Brown Certain

Oct 31 2015

Mary Brown Certain age 78 of Liberty passed away Saturday morning, October 31, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center of Smithville. She was born November 17, 1936 to her parents, the late Troy Brown and Minnie Mai Vanatta Herman. Mary Brown was retired from Kingston Timers and was a faithful member of the Liberty United Methodist Church and was a member of the Alexandria Senior Citizens. She is survived by 1 son, Terry (Jerretta) Certain of Murfreesboro; 3 grandchildren, Josh (Andrea) Certain, Joel Certain, Grace Certain; 2 great-grandchildren, Joshua Certain, Jr., Trinity Certain; 1 brother, Eddie (Linda) Herman of Sparta. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Wilson Williams and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Tacy Lynn Hendrixson

Oct 29 2015
Tacy Lynn Hendrixson

Tacy Lynn Hendrixson age 31 of Smithville passed away Wednesday from injuries received in an automobile accident. Tacy was a homemaker and attended the Bethel United Methodist Church. Tacy is survived by her husband, Nelson Hendrixson of Smithville; 5 children, Caitlyn Clouse, Megan Hendrixson, Krissy Hendrixson, Emily Hendrixson and Tyler Woody; mother, Sherry Rankhorn of McMinnville; father, Rex (Renee) Clouse of Sparta; God-mother, Lori Driver of Smithville; sister, Kira Clouse of McMinnville; maternal grandmother, Jan Grissom of McMinnville; several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Friday, October 30, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. V L Baker and Everett Wilson officiating and burial to follow in the Clouse Family Cemetery in White County. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in memory of Tacy. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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