Obituaries

Louise Vaughn Hendrixson

Feb 18 2012

91 year old Louise Vaughn Hendrixson of Dowelltown died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Snow Hill United Methodist Church. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Snow Hill United Methodist Church and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Mrs. Hendrixson was born in Warren County, daughter of the late Elijah and Effie Cope Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Monroe Hendrixson and brothers, Beecher Loring Vaughn, Reed Aulton Vaughn, and Bernice Ward Vaughn. She is survived by a son, Gwenn Michael and wife Sharon Hendrixson of Dowelltown. Daughters, Jimmie and husband Clarence Davenport of Liberty and Janie Oakley of Dowelltown. Brother, Jewell Vaughn of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Donna Bennett, Diana Bennett, Daryl Davenport, David Davenport, Devin Davenport, Dawn Jackson, Dana Callis, Mike Oakley, and James Michael Hendrixson. Seventeen great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Snow Hill United Methodist Church. Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements.

Chester Ray Donn

Feb 17 2012

81 year old Chester Ray Donn of Smithville died Wednesday at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. He was in the U.S. Army having served during the Korean conflict. He also did nursery work. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Steve Officer will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Donn was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Amelia Birkholz Donn; a son, Bruce Chester Donn; and brothers, Ervin, Bernard, and Rowland Donn. He is survived by his companion of 34 years, Faye Jennings of Smithville. A son, Michael and wife Susan Donn of California. A daughter, Kathleen Donn of Michigan.. Grandchildren, Gretchen Breen, Ian and wife Emily Donn, Matthew and wife Kyla Donn, Shanna Donn, Zachary Donn, and Mary Frances and Danielle Knowles. Great granddaughter, Lily Breen. Sisters, Vera and husband Floyd Koontz and Dorothy Foster all of Michigan. Brothers, Walter and wife Delores Donn of Florida, John and wife Ethel Donn of Michigan. Many nieces and nephews survive along with special friends, Danny and Kathy Knowles, Robert and Helen Moore, and Jim and Donna Stapp. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeanette Cripps Dodson

Feb 16 2012

71 year old Jeanette Cripps Dodson of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a factory worker having formerly worked at Westinghouse and a member of Bright Hill United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. John Carpenter and Tim Woodward will officiate with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tabitha Danielle Dodson; parents, Johnie Roscoe, Sr. and Potter Loren Taylor Cripps; grandparents, Ada Pack and Robert Taylor and Martha and Sam Cripps; two brothers, Jerry and James "Curly" Cripps, and two sisters-in-law, Brenda and Chloa Cripps. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Glenn Dodson of Smithville, Two sisters, Judy and husband M.B. Silcox of Smithville and Brenda and husband John Arledge of Centertown. Two brothers, Johnnie, Jr. and wife Shirley Cripps, and Gene Cripps, all of Smithville.; brother-in-law, James Paul and wife Mary Dodson of Cookeville; three sisters-in-law, Ruby Ann Hasting of Cookeville, Willie Kathryn Knowles of Michigan, and Margaret Ann Hickey of Sparta. Several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Glen Earl Bell

Feb 15 2012

70 year old Glen Earl Bell of McMinnville, TN, (Highland Community) died Monday at his residence. He was born in Warren County, was retired from the maintenance department with Warren County School System, and job foreman with B & R Heating & Air, and a member of Friendship The Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. Bell was preceded in death by parents Leighman and Elsie Robinson Bell.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years Sue Martin Bell, their children Martin (Lisa) Bell, Deanna (Jeffery C.) Smith, and Mendie (Brent) Craven, grandchildren David Craven, Brynn Craven, and Marlee Smith, brothers Billy (Mary) Bell, Danny (Brenda) Bell, sister-in-law and husband Nadean (Kenneth) Brown, brothers-in-law & wives Doug (Carol) Martin, Ollis (Mary Frances) Martin, Otis (Sylvia) Martin, Jr. and Haskell Martin. Many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

The funeral service will be at 2 P.M. Thursday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Darrell Cantrell, Steve Breedlove, Martin Bell, Brent Craven, Kenneth Brown, Tim Pack, Jason Brown, and David Kilgore will officiate. Interment will follow at Webb Cemetery. The Bell Family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. and again Thursday from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Phyllis Jeanette Turner

Feb 14 2012

63 year old Phyllis Jeanette Turner of Alexandria died Monday at Alive Hospice in Nashville. A homemaker, she was born in Shelbyville. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jackie Gaddes will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Vernon Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Jeanette Berry; her father, William David Stephenson; and a brother, Donnie Stephenson. Survivors include daughters, Julie and husband Dooner Tarpley of Statesville, Erica Phillips of Alexandria, and Tara Turner and Mark Fish of Watertown. A son, Charles Turner of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Victoria Woodard, Katie and Luke Turner, Christie Hopper, Kayla Watzlavick and James Berry, Trevor and Dalton Tarpley, Rollin Fish, Cole, Carly, and Cara Phillips. Great grandchildren, Tristan Hopper, Madison Corley, Drake Watzlavick, and Maddox Woodard. Mother, Virginia Stephenson of Donelson. Brothers, Doris Stephenson of Stewart and Mike Stephenson of Donelson. Sisters, Linda Simmons of Westmoreland and Barbara Aaron of White House. Nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Eugene Spencer Vaughn

Feb 13 2012

85 year old Eugene Spencer Vaughn of Smithville died Sunday at Smith County Health Care Center. He was a Baptist, a machinist, and he served in the U.S. Navy. A memorial service will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until the service at 1:00 p.m. Vaughn was preceded in death by his parents, James Woodfin and Beuna Spencer Vaughn and two sons, Byron Reece and Steven Lane Vaughn. Survivors include children, Deborah Smith of Madison and David Vaughn of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Gretchen Evirs and Cory Vaughn. Three great grandchildren, Graham, Emily, and Ethan Evirs. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Peggy Faye Wright

Feb 11 2012

72 year old Peggy Faye Wright of Cottontown died Friday at Centennial Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Homer Wright and Richard Lempicki; and parents, Neal and Helen Wherry Hutson. Survivors include four children, Leigh Ann Stamps and husband Mark of Hendersonville, Linda Jones and husband Bradley of Cottontown, Kevin Wright of Hendersonville, and Bart Lempicki and wife Beverly of Cottontown. Ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Two sisters, Pat Barrett and husband Gordon of Lascassas and Brenda Wills and husband Phil of Cross Plains. Two brothers, Gary Hutson and wife Nancy of Ridgetop and Clif Hutson and wife Fran of White House. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cynthia Rebecca Womack

Feb 11 2012

31 year old Cynthia Rebecca Womack of McMinnville died Friday at River Park Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Survivors include her husband, Jeffery Womack of McMinnville. A daughter, Rebecca Lance of McMinnville. One son, Alton Womack of McMinnville. Parents, Kelly and Judy Neal Pollard of McMinnville. One sister, Jessica and husband Robby Black of McMinnville. One brother, Eric and wife Stacey Pollard of Smithville.Maternal grandmother, Goldie Pollard. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to help with funeral expenses.

Billy Joe Madden

Feb 9 2012

34 year old Billy Joe Madden of Smithville and formerly of Nashville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was self employed and a Baptist. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Spring Street The Baptist Church. Jack Patterson will officiate. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard L. Madden, Jr. Survivors include his fiance, Marina Cornett and special daughters, Meagan Madden and Makayla Cornett all of Smithville; mother, Carol Walker Benton of Murfreesboro; two brothers, Edward Ball, Jr. of Antioch and James Ball of Ohio. A sister, Debra Fitzwater of Washington. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Benjamin Eugene Cole

Feb 9 2012

44 year old Benjamin Eugene Cole of Indian Mound Road died Wednesday at his residence. Cole was born in White County to Faye Knowles Cole and the late Benjamin "Ben" Cole. He was an electrician and plumber. In addition to his father, he is also preceded in death by a son Jacob Lucian Cole. Survivors include his wife Cindy Howell Cole of Sparta A son: Benjamin Cole of Rickman. A granddaughter: Sierra Walker. A grandson: Jacob Lucian Stewart. His mother: Faye Cole of Sparta. A brother: Bryan Cole of Sparta. Father & mother-in-law: Dewey and Dorothy Cole. Brothers-in-law: Greg and Junior Howell. Several good friends and extended family. The funeral service will be 1:00pm Friday at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta with burial in Corinth Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 6:00 pm Thursday at Hunter Funeral Home. Ronnie Taylor and Joe Neal will officiate.

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