Obituaries

Benny (Ben) Walker Close

January 2, 2022

82-year-old Benny (Ben) Walker Close of Dowelltown, co-owner of Close and Paschal Auction and Realty passed away Saturday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a US Air Force veteran. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 12 noon until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton B. Close and Lilly Grace Fitts and a grandson, Zachary Close. He is survived by his children, Dwayne Close of Smithville, Daryl Close of Dowelltown, David and Renee Close of Watertown and Mary Grace and Howard Bennett of Hermitage. Step-children, Jennifer, Janna, and John Eaton. Nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A sister, Judy Close. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children Hospital. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




Billy Wayne Edwards

December 31, 2021

Mr. Billy Wayne Edwards age 79 of Murfreesboro, TN passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Mr. Edwards was born on May 7, 1942 in Athens, AL to his parents, the late Jesse Edwards & Nora Thompson Fasig. Also preceding him in death is a son, Dustin Edwards. Mr. Edwards served in the United States Army as a Data Processor and was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:00 Noon from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Scott Pack and Bro. Bill Robertson will officiate with burial to follow at Mt. Holly Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, Jan. 3rd from 2-8pm, Tuesday Jan. 4th from 2-8pm & Wednesday Jan. 5th from 10am until the time of services at 12Noon.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Kathy Johnson Edwards of Murfreesboro, TN. Children, Nikki (Nolan) Harrell of Murfreesboro, TN, Allison (Corey) Bryant of McMinnville, TN, Lance (Kim) Edwards of Summertown, TN, Karlee Bailey of Hendersonville, TN, & Garth (Deede) Edwards of Chattanooga, TN. Grandchildren, Chad Adams, Chase Edwards, Brianna Harrell, Taylor Harrell, Bryce Harrell, Noah Bryant, Robert Wayne Edwards & Luke Underwood. Siblings, Mark Edwards & Beverly Fasig both of Hartsville, TN.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Edwards.




Danny Marlin Rigsby, Jr.

December 29, 2021

Danny Marlin Rigsby, Jr. age 56 of Smithville, passed away December 24, 2021 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro. He was born August 14, 1965 to his parents the late Danny Marlin Rigsby, Sr. and Patircia Ann Bullard Rigsby. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Shenna Jones; grandparents, Jewel Brown “Red” and Elizabeth Rigsby, and Leburn and Mary Bullard; several aunts and uncles also preceded him in death. Mr. Rigsby was a Self-employed Handyman. He is survived by 3 daughters, Tisha (Derick) Barks of McMinnville, Jayna Marli Rigsby of McMinnville, and Morgan Patricia Rigsby of Austin, Minnesota; 6 grandchildren, Raelynne Barks, Katelyn Shields, Kaine Shields, Rayder Crim, Jayda Manzano, and Collin Rigsby; sisters, Kim Patterson of Smithville and Fiance, Matthew Troxell, Theresa Williams of Smithville, Lisa Lillard of Murfreesboro; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews also survive. The family has chosen direct cremation and a private service will be held later. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




Robert L. “Bobby” Crook & Wife Dimple Dean Crook

December 29, 2021

Mr. Robert L. “Bobby” Crook, age 73, passed away on December 22, 2021. Mr. Crook was survived by Sons; Jason (Angel) Crook, Chris (Emily) Crook, and Steve (Tara) Crook. Grandchildren; Caitlyn, Lily, Emma, Eli, and Nick Crook. The family held private graveside services.

Mrs. Dimple Dean Crook, age 67, wife of Robert L. “Bobby” Crook, passed away on December 14, 2021.
Mrs. Crook at the time of her death was survived by her husband; Robert L. “Bobby” Crook. Sons; Jason (Angel) Crook, Chris (Emily) Crook, and Steve (Tara) Crook. Grandchildren; Caitlyn, Lily, Emma, Eli, and Nick Crook. The family held private graveside services.

Bass Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements




Wilma Jean Foster

December 28, 2021

Wilma Jean Foster age 79, of Watertown passed away December 27, 2021 at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital in Lebanon. She was born February 9, 1942 to her parents, the late Clinton and Jessie Tackett Dobbs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Joe Dennis Dobbs and Wayne Thomas Dobbs. Ms. Foster was a Baptist and worked as a Nurse. She is survived by her husband, John W. Foster of Statesville; children: John Anthony Foster of Statesville and Janice Annette Foster of Nashville; grandchildren: Gregorio Nathaniel Cortez, Stephanie Nicole Cortez, Colletta Elayne Coltrin, Brandie Kaleena Foster, Jay Foster, Hunter Wayne Foster; great-grandchildren: Lilliana Marie Cortez-Gaston, Jade Ryan Cortez-Humphreys, Gregorio Nathaniel Cortez, Gabriel Destin Cortez, Cailyn Grace Cortez, Skylar Lee Foster, Chloe Frazier; sisters: Betty Sue Hailey of Manchester and Darlene of Kentucky. Funeral services will be 1 PM Friday December 31, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 10:00AM until the time of the service at 1:00PM. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




Ernest Edge, Jr.

December 27, 2021

Mr. Ernest Edge, Jr. age 76 of Smithville, TN passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Edge was born on June 5, 1945 in Warren County, TN to his parents, the late Ernest, Sr. & Mary Luna Edge. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Troy Edge, Roy Edge & an infant brother. 2 sisters, Paulette Edge & Nelda Sue Edge. He was a factory worker having worked in the maintenance dept. and was a member of Pomeroy Chapel Brethren in Christ Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 2pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Bryan Jones will officiate & burial will follow at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will on Tuesday, from 11am until the service time at 2pm.

Survivors include his wife Kathy Bates Edge of Smithville, TN. 3 Children, Patrick (Suzanne) Edge of Dowelltown, TN, Jennifer (Jeff) Keaton of Smithville, TN & Penny Edge of Smithville, TN. 3 Grandchildren. Step Grandson, Corey Turner of Cassville, TN & 4 Step Great Grandchildren. Sister, Vanessa Carol Edge of Murfreesboro, TN & a Sister-in-law, Delores Edge of McMinnville, TN.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements




« First ‹ Previous 1 12 20 21 2223 24 32 122 230 Next › Last »