Obituaries

Jessica Beth Turner

November 6, 2018

Jessica Beth Turner age 38 of McMinnville, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018 at her residence. She was born October 5, 1980 in Smithville, to her parents, Bruce Turner and Rita Kay Waggoner Koby. She worked in healthcare and was a member of the Pomeroy Chapel Brethren In Christ Church. Jessica leaves to cherish her memory, her son, Garrett Turner of McMinnville; mother, Rita (Mike) Koby of Smithville; father, Bruce (Paula) Turner of Smithville; brother, Chris (Sonya) Turner of Murfreesboro; 3 step-brothers, Ethan (Kendra) Rutledge of Cleveland, TN, Nathan (Daniella) Koby of Watertown, Josh Koby of Chattanooga; 2 step-sisters, Savannah (Eric) Stewart of McMinnville and Lexi Spry of Smithville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. The family has honored Jessica’s request to be cremated. Memorial services celebrating Jessica’s life will be held 2 PM Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Pomeroy Chapel Brethren in Christ Church with Bro. Larry Steffee officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until the time of the service at 2 PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, in memory of Jessica. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Willard Darrell Brown

November 6, 2018

Willard Darrell Brown age 46 of Whitwell and a native of DeKalb County, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at his residence in Whitwell. He was born March 22, 1972 to his parents, the late Willard and Loretta Shoemake Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Tom Bowman. Darrell was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran and a carpenter. He is survived by 3 children, Cheyenne Matthews of McMinnville, Jack and Seamus Brown both of Smithville; 1 grandson, Malachi Matthews; 2 brothers, Ricky Bowman of Carthage and Bobby Brown of Michigan; 4 sisters, Pam Bowman of Dowelltown, Kathy Knowles of Smithville, Karen Wettlaufer and Connie Madill both of Michigan; companion, Briana L. Zian of Whitwell. The family has honored Darrell’s request to be cremated and there will be a Public Celebration of Life Visitation held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel from 12 Noon until 2 PM. The family will have a private memorial service later. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Jefry Vincent Overall

November 5, 2018

Jefry Vincent Overall age 48 of McMinnville passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville. He was born September 1, 1970 in Joliet, IL. Jefry was preceded in death by his fathers, Jerry Overall and Dr. Melvin L. Blevins. He worked as a laborer. He is survived by his wife, Donna Overall of McMinnville; 2 sons, Adain Kane Overall and Alec Vilain both of McMinnville; mother, Jo Ann “Jody” Blevins of Smithville; 3 brothers, Michael Blevins of Bozeman, MT, Justin Blevins and Patrick Blevins both of Portland, OR; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. The family has honored Jefry’s request to be cremated and there will be a Public Memorial Visitation on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 4 PM until 7 PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and a Private Memorial Service will be held later. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Prescott House in Arizona or the American Diabetes Association, in memory of Jefry, those donations may be made at the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




JT Webster

November 2, 2018

Mr. J.T. Webster, age 83, of Sykes, TN, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Mr. J.T. was born March 21, 1935, in the Sykes Community of Smith County, TN, son of the late Ulus S. Webster and Dessie Lee Helmontaller. He married Dorothy “Dot” Thomas on December 22, 1956. J.T. was a 1953 graduate of Gordonsville High School. He worked as a supervisor for over 34 years until his retirement for Textron Industries which later became Avco. J.T. was also a lifelong farmer.

J.T. was a longtime member of the Gideons International and was faithful to help with the Jail Ministry and visit nursing homes, funeral homes, and hospitals. J.T. was a lifelong member of the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Webster is survived by Wife; Dorothy “Dot” Thomas Webster of Sykes, TN. Sons; Greg (Pixie) Webster of Gordonsville, TN, and Gavin (Kelli) Webster of Watertown, TN. Three Grandchildren; Jenny (Chris) Dill, Shaun Webster, and Bryce Webster. Two great-grandchildren; Parker Smith and Caleb Dill. Sister; Lurlie Underwood of Sykes, TN.

Funeral Services for Mr. Webster are scheduled to be conducted from the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3PM with Bro. Dennis Croslin officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery.

Visitation with the Webster Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 2PM until 8PM and at the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Sunday after 1PM until service time at 3PM.

Family requests memorials be made to the Union Hill Cemetery Mowing Fund.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.




Mary Louise Cantrell

November 1, 2018

Mary Louise Cantrell age 89 of Smithville passed away Wednesday morning, October 31, 2018 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital.  She was born April 14, 1929 to her parents, the late Aaron Louis and Vera Lola Pollard Mabe.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Seborn Cantrell; 4 brothers, Dexter Mabe, Jewel Mabe, Jerry Wayne Mabe and Louis Mabe; 2 sisters, Pauline Billings and Roeina Mabe and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Louise was a faithful member of the Mt. View Primitive Baptist Church and a retired shirt factory worker.  She is survived by 1 son, Dana Cantrell of Smithville; foster daughter, Doris (Steve) Cantrell of Smithville; 1 granddaughter, Arian Cantrell; 1 brother, Carlon (Jeanette) Mabe of Smithville; 1 sister, Linda (Gene) Jones of Bon Air; sisters-in-law, Lillian (Brownie) Tittsworth of Smithville, Judy Cantrell, Lois Gay and Marie Mabe all of McMinnville; brother-in-law, Dale Cantrell of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Elders Paul Violet and Ricky Arnold officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be on Monday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel, to help with funeral expenses.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Kimberly Faith Fuson

October 31, 2018

Kimberly Faith Fuson age 63 of Smithville passed away Tuesday morning October 30, 2018 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.  She was born September 9, 1955 to her parents, the late Roy Smith and Ameena Ruman Howe.  She was a restaurant worker and a member of the Lutheran Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Gary Lee Fuson, II.  Funeral Services will be held 11:AM Saturday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Larry Steffee officiating and burial to follow in the Bonham Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be Friday 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday 9:AM until time of the service at 11:AM.  Survivors include: Husband of 32 yrs. Gary Lee Fuson of Smithville; Children: Nicole (Robert) Bruhn, James Fuson, William (Sarah) Fuson all of Smithville, Danaelle Pace, Michael Morris both of Detroit, MI., Maria Fuson of Danville, VA.; 14 Grandchildren; 9 Great-Grandchildren; 3 Brothers: Roy (Sherry) Smith of Smithville, Keith (Kathy) Smith, Mark Smith both of Clawson, MI.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




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