Obituaries

Peggy A. Bennett Parker

Jul 8 2011

72 year old Peggy A. Bennett Parker of Sparta died Thursday morning at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Parker was born June 17, 1939 in Hacksneck, Virginia to the late William "Bitty" Bennett and Ventrice Shelton Watson. She is also preceded in death by a daughter Judy Faye Parker and daughter-in-law Anita Kay Parker.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years Rev. Irving D. Parker, Sr. of Sparta

Children: Reverend Danny Parker and wife Opal of Smithville, Laura Ann Parker of Sparta, Bruce Parker and wife Bonnie of Sparta, Faith Lynn Parker of Richmond, VA and Mark Andrew Parker and wife Jamie of Sparta

20 grandchildren

7 great-grandchildren

sister: Shirley Bounds of Salsbury, Maryland

brothers: Johnny Bennett and Allen Watson both of Salsbury, Maryland

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 9, 2011 at DeRossett Brethren in Christ Church with burial in Copeland's Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. Friday in the Parlor of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta and Saturday after 10:00am at the church. Bro. Freddie Copeland will officiate.

Andy James Estes

Jul 7 2011

24 year old Andy James Estes died on Monday, June 20.. He was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his mother, Christine Estes and her signficant other, Dan Brownell; sister, Teresa Allen and her husband, Jared Allen; brother, Brandon Estes and his significant other, Kristen Blanchard; maternal grandparents, Andy and Sandy Pirnik; paternal grandmother, Monte Estes; five nephews, and many extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, J. Roger Estes and paternal grandfather, Bass Estes.

Genevieve Hall

Jul 5 2011

57 year old Genevieve Hall of Cookeville died Friday at her home. She was a homemaker. A memorial service will be Saturday at noon at the Berry C. Williams Overlook at the Tennessee Tech University Craft Center. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Hall of Cookeville. Three daughters, Leslie and husband Tony Casilli of New York, Shauna and husband Ben Tessea of Canada and Jamie Dalton of Canada. Two step children, Joseph Hall of Smithville and Stephanie Whitson of Smyrna. Mother-in-law, Nell Hall of Smithville. Four step grandchildren, five brothers and four sisters also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Grady Melvin Ray, Sr.

Jul 5 2011

68 year old Grady Melvin Ray, Sr. of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was retired from A.D. Smith Electrical Motors and a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Anthony Pelham and Darrell Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Avis Novella Dunham Ray and a brother-in-law, Paul Blankenship. Survivors include his wife Charlotte Huddleston Ray of Smithville. A son, Melvin and wife Melissa Ray of Smithville. A daughter, Marla and husband James Nix of Tullahoma. Step-son, Traeton McCoy of McMinnville. Sister, Geraldine Blankenship of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Lynsey, Mallory, and Ethan Nix of Tullahoma and Madelyn Rose Ray of Smithville. Four step grandchildren, Lane, T.J., and Matthew and Ella McCoy of McMinnville. Nieces, Paula and husband Danny Roller of Rock Island and Teresa and husband Keith Turner of Maryville. Great nieces, Mary and Sarah Roller of Maryville and Allison and husband Brad Krawczyk of Atlanta, Georgia. Great nephew, Daniel Turner of Atlanta, Georgia. Special friends, Herb and Aliene Ashley of Sparta and Donnie and Martha Flatt of Cookeville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth A. Jones

Jul 4 2011

59 year old Kenneth A. Jones of McMinnville died Sunday at his residence. He was born in Warren County, was a network operations switchman with Ben Lomand Telephone Co-Op, a U.S. Army Veteran, Ham Radio Operator, and a member of First Baptist Church. Jones was preceded in death by his parents Clayton Arvell and Mary Katherine Childers Jones, and a sister Judy Woodlee.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years Doris Jones, their children Tim and wife Gretchen Jones, Chelsie Young, grandchildren Preston and Grace Young, brother Curtis and wife Reba Jones, all of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel.. John May and Bo Hendrix will officiate. Burial will follow at Jefferson Cemetery. Military grave rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and V.F.W. Post 5064. The Jones Family will receive friends Wednesday from 3 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Thursday from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. at McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Relay For Life

Robert Trautwein

Jul 3 2011

86 year old Robert Trautwein of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a pattern maker. The family has chosen direct cremation. He was preceded in death by his mother, Louisa Trautwein and a sister, Dorlie Isaac. Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie Meyer of Smithville. Two sons, Robert Trautwein, Jr. of California and Marcel Trautwein of Wisconsin. Four grandchildren, Lisa, Jason, Xavier, and Vontasir. A sister, Lilli Gunsch and many other relatives in Switzerland also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth P. Garrett

Jul 2 2011

77 year old Kenneth P. Garrett of the Short Mountain Community died Thursday. Born in Cumberland County Kentucky, Garrett worked as an RN for more than twenty years. He also served as a Cannon County Farm Bureau board of director, a Cannon County Commissioner, Cannon County School Board member, school board chairman, and he was a Sunday School Superintendent/Lay Leader of the Short Mountain Methodist Church at Half Acre for more than thirty five years. Garrett was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie John Garrett and Mary Effie Pierce Garrett; siblings Virgil, Verdie Ellen, Thomas Hershel, Clara Edith, and Manual Odell. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Royce Martin and Gerald Melton will officiate and burial will follow in the Melton Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Garrett is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sara Marie Hale Garrett. Daughters, Marcia Ann and husband Gerald Melton and Melanie Sue and husband Frank Nistad. Grandsons, Matthew and wife Laura Daniel, Caleb Daniel, Skylar Daniel and granddaughter, Tylee Xian Marie Nistad. He is also survived by a brother, J.E. Garrett of the Short Mountain Community. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Odell Teachman

Jul 2 2011

85 year old Carl Odell Teachman of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Teachman was born in Salt Fork, Oklahoma, the son of the late Edward H. and Neva Cowen Teachman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he worked as an assembly/manufacturing operator for Boeing Aircraft. Teachman was a Shriner, a 50 year member and Past Master of Masonic Lodge Sunflower Lodge 86 F&AM. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas. Survivors include two sons, Michael Wayne Teachman of Smithville and Joel Teachman of Kansas. Two brothers, Edward Teachman, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona and Douglas Teachman and wife Barbara of Blanchard, Oklahoma. Three sisters, Wanda Gard and husband Darwin of Smithville, Twylah Almeda and husband Bob of Hayward, California, and Edrie Zwiers of Wichita, Kansas. Two grandchildren, Tobey and Jerimiah. Two sisters-in-law, Jean Teachman of Arizona and Bertha Teachman of Haysville, Kansas. Special friends, Tom and Barbara Meadows. Many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, Teachman was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Teachman; four brothers, Lawrence, Harold, Blaine, and George; and three sisters, Geneva, Kelly, and Lora Jane. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Elizabeth Smithson

Jun 29 2011

97 year old Ruby Elizabeth Smithson of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a member of the Covenant Baptist Church, a member of the Red Hat Society and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a nurse. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bobby Thomason and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Smithson was preceded in death by her husband, Sheldon Bruce Smithson; a son, Doris Allison Smithson; parents, Robert Lee and Hassie Pearl Hubbard Frazier; and a brother, James Frazier. Survivors include brothers, Edward and wife Frances Frazier and Edsel and wife Louise Frazier all of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Adalene Frazier of Sparta. Nieces, Susan Hinton of Smithville and Terry Anderson of Murfreesboro. Donations may be made to the Covenant Baptist Church or to the Hospice of your choice, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Corey Duane Paul

Jun 29 2011

35 year old Corey Duane Paul of Nashville died Friday. He was a Baptist, self-employed, and he served in the U.S. Army. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery in Cassville. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Ricky D. Paul; grandparents, Claude R. Paul and Marie Williamson Paul, and Mary M. Miller; and an uncle, Michael D. Paul. Survivors include three daughters, Cheyenne Paul and Cierra Paul both of Morgan Utah and Breanna Paul of Algood. Parents, Sherry and Joe Knight of Gainesboro. Maternal grandparents, Richard and Julia Eschenbach of California. Sister and brothers, Anna M. Goodwin of Smithville, Ricky D. Paul of Livingston, Bobby J. Knight and Nathan E. Knight of Gainesboro, Timothy J. Alley of Florida, R. Dennis Knight, Joel D. Knight, and Brett P. Knight all of the Dodson Branch Community of Jackson County. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

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