Obituaries

Mildred Delorse Judkins

September 29, 2020

Mildred Delorse Judkins age 76 of Smithville passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at St, Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was born July 29, 1944 to her parents, the late Herman Cain and Clara Mai Lawson Caldwell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two husbands, Eston Griffin and Grady Judkins; grandson, Coty Griffin; brother, Paul Caldwell; sister, Judy Caldwell. Ms. Judkins worked at the shirt factory, did farming and worked in nursery, and she was a Pentecostal. She is survived by son, Donnie Griffin of Smithville; granddaughter, Jamie (Phillip) Bain of Smithville; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Bain, Benjamin Bain, Sarah Bain, Weston Griffin and Millee Griffin; sisters, Jody Cole of Sparta, Patricia Graves of Alexandria, and Evelyn Lawson of Watertown; brother, Ricky Caldwell; several nieces and nephews also survive along with her best buddy Taco. Funeral services will be Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 1:00PM with Bro. Charlie Lawson officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday October 1, 2020 at 11:00AM until the time of the service at 1:00PM. Due to COVID-19, the Governors Executive Orders 38 and 51 and Social Distancing Guidelines, our pews are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow approximately 100-125 people for the service. We ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The Funeral Home Lounge is closed at this time and No Food or Drinks are allowed in the funeral home. The family ask in lieu of flowers donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.




Millisa Darlene White

September 29, 2020

Millisa Darlene White age 68 of Dowelltown passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at her residence. She was born March 31, 1952 to her parents, the late Millard and Fannie Bell Smith Arterburn. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband, Charles White; son, Jimmy Nicholson; siblings, Margaret Winters and James Burton. Ms. White was retired as an office clerk with the Department of Human Services and was a member of New Life Apostolic Church in Carthage. She is survived by children, Annette (Mike) Bodily of Dowelltown, and Steve (Audrie) Nicholson of Gordonsville; grandchildren, Joseph Bodily, Brandee Ryan, Matthew Bodily, Chealsea Nicholson, Cody Nicholson, Shelley Nicholson, Caleb Nicholson; great-grandchildren, McKenize Bodily, Karson Bodily and 1 expectant great-grandson; brothers, Bill Arterburn of Nashville, and Frank Litchford of Mt. Juliet; sister, Pam Litchford of Murfreesboro. A worship service will be held at New Life Apostolic Church in Carthage, Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 2 PM with Pastor Clayton Neal officiating. Family and Friends will meet at the Church at 2 PM for the worship service. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the New Life Apostolic Church in Carthage Building Fund. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




Stella Elizabeth Knowles Dyer

September 29, 2020

Stella Elizabeth Knowles Dyer age 79 of Smithville, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 27, 2020 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born June 9, 1941 in Smithville to her parents, Woodrow and Lorene Jaco Knowles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Dyer; siblings, Jimmy Knowles, Faye Cole, Doyle Knowles and 2 infant brothers. She worked 40 years at the shirt factory and was a Baptist and attended Temple Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 sisters, Linda (Steve) Hale and Anita (Eddie) Moore both of Smithville; 3 brothers, Gerald (Altie) Knowles, Donald (Donna Kay) Knowles and Melvin Knowles all of Smithville; a host of nieces and nephews and special family Anthony, Tonya and Elijah Boyd. Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Shannon Cantrell and Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday 4 PM until 7 PM and Wednesday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




James “Bubba” Crook

September 28, 2020

Mr. James “Bubba” Crook, age 50 of New Middleton, TN passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at his home.

Mr. Crook was born on July 24, 1970 in Nashville, TN to his parents, Martha Ann Herron Crook and the late James Edward Crook. “Bubba”, as he was known by his family and friends, was a self employed painter and attended the New Middleton Baptist Church.

A Memorial Service for Mr. Crook will be announced at a later time.

Survivors include his Mother, Martha Herron Crook of New Middleton, TN. Sisters, Deborah (Jerry) Cooper of New Middleton, TN and Christina Phifer (Steve George) of Unionville, TN. Nieces & Nephews, Bobby Kelly, Cory Cooper, Alexus Phifer & Dylan Phifer. Great Niece, Carly Cooper & Great Nephews, Wyatt Kelly & Braxton Pickle. Several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends also survive.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.




Joe Timothy Hall

September 26, 2020

Joe Timothy Hall age 56 of Watertown, died Thursday morning, Sept. 24, 2020 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Born May 3, 1964, Joe was the son of the late James Thomas Hall, Sr. and Linda Sue Williams Hall and was preceded in death by a brother, James Thomas Hall, Jr. Joe was a graduate of Watertown High School and had a career in law enforcement for over 30 years. He was a former police chief for the City of Watertown and the City of Alexandria and was a certified law enforcement training officer. Joe was currently serving with the Watertown Police Dept. He is survived by his wife, Lory Hill Hall; sons, T.J. and Jimmy Hall both of Watertown; brother, Terry Hall and his wife, Glenda of Liberty; sisters, Tammy Hall of Alexandria and Tina Hamlet and her husband, Carlos of Watertown; sister-in-law, Kathy Hall of Watertown; nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 at the Watertown High School. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. till service time Monday at the high school. Interment will be at Hunter Memorial Park with full honors provided by the Fraternal Order of Police. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME, Watertown. (615)237-9318




Clent Richard Bibby

September 24, 2020

Clent Richard Bibby age 50 of Smithville passed away suddenly September 22, 2020 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was born June 22, 1970in Smithville, to his parents, George and Linda Lou Linder Bibby. He was a Baptist and a mechanic. Clent is survived by his parents, George and Linda Linder Bibby of Smithville; sister, Linda Fay Bibby of Murfreesboro; 3 step-children, Beth Buck of Sparta, Billy Martin and Shawn both of Smithville; 8 step-grandchildren; 3 aunts, Debra Anderson, Patricia Linder and Linda F. Bibby; 3 uncles, David Linder, Ervin Bibby and Benny Bibby and several cousins. Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, September 25, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial will follow in Hodge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




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