91 year old Frank Ray Bratten of Liberty died Tuesday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Frank and Bobbie Gothard Bratten. He was retired from Ford Glass in Nashville, longtime member of First Baptist of Donelson, current member of Salem Baptist Church in Liberty and proudly served his country in WWII in the U.S. Navy. He was a Godly man who left a Godly legacy for his family. In addition to his parents Mr. Bratten was also preceded in death by his wife Anna Ruth Bratten; Son: Larry Don Bratten; Brother: Tom Bratten; Sister: Lavenia Bratten Mitchell. Survivors include Daughter and Son-in-Law: Patricia Bratten (Donald) Hicks of Forest, VA.; Grandchildren: Matthew Donald Hicks, Mark Allen Hicks, Melody Joy Hicks, Joe Don (Molly) Bratten and Mary Ann Bratten (Dwayne) Blair; Former Daughter-in-law: Charlotte Bratten of Readyville; Great Grandsons: Gabriel Blair,Abram Bratten and Braedon Jett. Funeral services will be held 11:AM Saturday at Salem Baptist Church in Liberty with Dr. Donald Hicks, Pastor of the FBC of Charlottesville, Virginia officiating and burial in the Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 3:PM until 8:PM and Saturday from 9:AM until time of the service at 11:AM. All visitation will be held at the Salem Baptist Church in Liberty. In addition to flowers, donations may also be made to the Gideons Memorial Bible Fund. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
56 year old Terry Wayne "Tutor" Kent of Alexandria, died Tuesday evening at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Son of the late C.E. and Iva Dell Johnson Kent, he was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Faye Kent and brothers, Mike and Jerry Kent. He was a graduate of DeKalb County High School and was employed as a painter. Terry was a member of Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Hall Kent of Alexandria; son, Jeremy Kent of Watertown; sisters, Linda Farmer and husband, William and Shirley Lowe and husband, Bob both of Lebanon; sisters-in-law, Lynn and Regina Kent; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Steve Mayle officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. till service time on Friday. Burial will be in Prosperity Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
42 year old Charles Edward Cantrell of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was a Baptist, a mechanic, and a former employee of Estes Furniture Company. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cantrell was preceded in death by his father, Albert Cantrell; granddaughter, Haylea Marie Hughes; and grandparents, David and Hazel Mai Attkinson. Survivors include his fiancée, Veronica Mooneyham of Smithville. A daughter, Betty and husband Derek Hughes of Virginia. Two sons, Clint Cantrell and his fiancée Amanda Vann of Smithville and Dustin Herndon of Warren County. Four grandchildren. His mother, Rachel Caldwell of Warren County, Two brothers, Albert Cantrell and Tommy Willis. Three sisters, Tracey Thomason, Susan Willis and Nikki Lippard. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with expenses.
Mildred Marguerite Spencer, 82 of Alexandria TN passed away on 6 December 2013.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday 11 December 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in McMinnville.
On 21 August 1948 married Levi A. Spencer (deceased 2002) for 54 years, survived by siblings Charlotte (Price) Halstead, Dorothy (Price) Spencer, Charles Edward Price, two sons Alburn C. Spencer (63) of Watertown TN. and Mark (Patricia) E. Spencer (56) of San Antonio TX,. Resident of Union Dale PA from 1954, moved to Alexandria TN in 1987.
She joyfully cherished the warm and loving relationships with friends and family, kind by spirit and heart, demonstrating exuberance and nurture, whether stranger or acquaintance, abode far or near.
Fulfilling roles as daughter, sister, spouse, lover, partner, mate, farmer, home maker, scouting den mother, nurse and Mom. Lovingly exemplified the formula for a wonderful marriage of play, respect, commitment and endearment.
82 year old Walter Roscoe Prichard, Jr. of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Walter Roscoe Prichard, Sr. and Minnie Keys Prichard. He was retired from Star Mfg. In addition to his parents Mr. Prichard was also preceded in death by his wife Helen V. Prichard; Daughter: Pamela K. Prichard; Son: Norman Prichard; Brother: Bob Prichard and Sister: Cleo. Survivors include 4 children: Connie Sue Jolley of Smithville, Judy C. Rose of Huntsville, AL., Charles Edward Prichard and Grady Allen Prichard both of Smithville; 7 Grandchildren; 13 Great Grandchildren; 2 Sisters: Martha Jane Ryan of San Diego, CA., Ann Holmes of West Virginia and Brother: Fred Prichard of Florida. The funeral will be held at 1:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 4:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 11:AM until time of service at 1:pm. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.
69 year old Ruby Bennett Horton of Alexandria died Saturday at Quality Care in Lebanon. She was the daughter of the late David Jay Bennett and Elsie Snyder Bennett. Horton was a Baptist and operated the Country Auctions in Alexandria. She is survived by her Husband, Charles Horton of Alexandria; Son, Glynn (Diana) Glover of Smithville; 2 Grandchildren, Misty Lynn Glover (Jay George) of McMinnville and Buddy Glover of Lebanon; 1 Great-Grandson, Dalton Jay George; Step-Grandson, Waymon Walker; Mother, Elsie Bennett of Lebanon; Brother, Thurman (Brenda) Bennett of Lebanon; Nephew, David (Deb) Bennett of Lebanon; Nieces, Connie (Tim) Tonguette of Lebanon, Anna Raye (Doug) Raines of Lebanon. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:AM Tuesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 3:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
82 year old Hayes Thomas Leech of Smithville died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. He was a Jehovah's Witness. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. Leech was a former Civilian Operating Engineer at Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Leech; his parents; and a son, Steve Thomas Leech. He is survived by a grandson, Stephen Raleigh Leech and two granddaughters, Veronica Marie Miller and Brandy Michele Nicholl all of Arizona. A step son, Tommy Cates of Smithville and a step granddaughter, Rebecca Moore of the Pea Ridge Community. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
98 year old Opal Kitchings died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in New Albany, Mississippi on Monday. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Daisy Malone Foutch; her husband, Charlie Boyd Kitchings; and two sisters, Lucille Malone and Anna Foutch. She was a homemaker, a certified music teacher at the Alexandria and Brush Creek Schools, and a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. She is survived by a daughter, Lyna Charles Rorie of Oxford, Mississippi, a granddaughter, Robin and husband Ben Bolton of Oxford, Mississippi, James W. Rorie and wife Kapie of Memphis. Five great grandchildren, Rorie, Benjamin, and Ann Lindsey Bolton and Maverick and Lexie Grace Rorie. The funeral will be Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church in Alexandria with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the service time on Saturday. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria and New Hope Baptist Church. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
58 year old Terry Allen Barnes of Smithville died Monday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was a plumber with Barnes Plumbing, a Baptist, and a veteran of U.S. Army. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Phil Tollett will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded In death by his mother, Dorotha Barnes; two brothers, Teddy and Tommy Barnes; and his grandparents. Survivors include his father, Jack Barnes of Smithville. A son, Richard and wife Kim Goodrich of Florida. A sister-in-law, Barbara Barnes of Smyrna. A niece, Karen and husband Charlie Ewing of Murfreesboro. Two nephews, Alex and wife Tracy Barnes of Smyrna and Joe and wife Angela Barnes of Murfreesboro. Four great nephews and two great nieces. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
91 year old Wilma Hillis Tolbert, a resident of the Webb House in Smithville died Sunday.
She was a long-time member of Vultee Church of Christ and served there for many years as the Church Secretary.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Woodlawn's Dignity Hall on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Carl McKelvey officiating.
Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park's Garden of the Last Supper.
The family invites friends to gather with them Tuesday evening for a time of visitation at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Tolbert was preceded in death by her parents, James Robert and Lena Marie Hillis, and husband, Thomas Tolbert. She is survived by her sons, Harrell (Gwen) Tolbert of Smithville, and Tommy (Melissa) Tolbert of Nashville; three grandchildren, Tara Tolbert, Lauren (Drew) Whitfield, and Lindsey Tolbert and her fiancee, Chris Safley; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Tolbert of Murfreesboro, and brother, Lloyd Hillis of Fairborn, Ohio.
This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
2606 McMinnville Hwy
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