Sharon Kay Paschal

July 14, 2019

Sharon Kay Paschal age 60 of Alexandria, died Saturday evening, July 13, 2019 at her residence. Born June 26, 1959, she was the daughter of Phyllis Anderson Paschal and the late James Carl “Chigger” Paschal. Sharon was a graduate of Dekalb County High School and attended the Baptist church. She was night manager at Prichard’s Foods in Alexandria. Sharon is survived by her mother, Phyllis Paschal of Alexandria; sisters, Pam (Aaron) Huddleston of Alexandria and Lanee (Terry) Young of Mt. Juliet; brother, Ron (Tina) Paschal of Alexandria; nieces and nephews, Brandon (Lauren) Huddleston, Beth (Aaron) Eakes, Lincoln (Amy) Young, Whitney (Hunter) Wharton, Justin Paschal, Jessica (Sean) Leiser and several great nieces and nephews that she dearly loved. Funeral services 2 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Dillard and Stein Prichard officiating. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. till service time on Monday. Pallbearers, Justin Paschal, Sean Leiser, Lincoln Young, Hunter Wharton, Aaron Eakes, Brandon Huddleston, Tyler Hearn and Tim Hearn. Interment at the Paschal Family Cemetery.  ANDERSON FUNERAL HOME, Alexandria  (615)529-2173.

Eddie Royce Cantrell

July 11, 2019

Eddie Royce Cantrell, age 86, a Warren County, TN resident and DeKalb County native was born January 11, 1933 and passed away July 9, 2019 in St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital following a lingering illness.

Mr. Cantrell was a veteran of the United States Navy and Tennessee Army National Guard, retired officer of the Tennessee Highway Patrol and son of the late James Nathan and Maggie Givens Cantrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife, Ruth Raymond Cantrell.

He was married February 14, 2004 to Glenda Stubblefield Cantrell who survives. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Debbie Cantrell Howard and husband Sammy of Morrison, TN; step-children and spouses, Rick and Faye Stacey of Winchester, TN, Dondi and Geno Volz of McKinney, TX, Beachel Sean and Tamara Curtis of Crestview, FL, Joseph Shane and Debbie Curtis of Ft. Leavenworth, KS; grandchildren, Mimi Howard Turner and Andrea Howard and several other grandchildren; two sisters, Emmalyne France of Smithville, TN and Melinda Young of Crossville, TN.

Graveside service and interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Hebron Cemetery with Rickey Magness to officiate. Military grave rites will be conducted by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at High’s.

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High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Crook, Jr

July 11, 2019

Ernest Crook, Jr. age 77 of Smithville, passed away Wednesday night at his residence. He was born June 4, 1942 to his parents, the late Ernestine and Ila Mai Clayton Crook. Junior was a Baptist, Truck Driver and a U.S. Army and National Guard Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Crook of Smithville; children, Kathy (Todd) Dodson and Ernie Crook both of Smithville; step-son, Jonathan Pedigo of Smithville; 3 step-grandchildren, Payton, Luke and Robert; sister, Linda Vickers of Woodbury; 2 brothers, Don (Carol) Crook of Smithville and Tim Crook of Liberty. There will be a Memorial Service 1 PM Friday, July 19, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating. Visitation will be Friday 11 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Carolyn Dorothy Walden

July 7, 2019

Our sweet angel, Carolyn Dorothy Walden of Alexandria, was born August 30, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy Schmidt. She departed this life on Thursday July 4, 2019 with family by her side in Buford, Georgia at 81 years young. Carolyn was preceded in death by the love of her life for 45 years, James Albert Walden, and her sisters Emily Scislowicz and Joann Leonetti and brothers Fredrick and Donald Schmidt.

Carolyn had a sweet spirit. Her infectious charm, smile, and humor were witnessed by all who knew her. Carol and Jim relocated from Michigan to Tennessee in 1985 where she enjoyed her church, clubs, working for the city of Alexandria – and especially as librarian.

Carolyn leaves behind to cherish her life, nephews Thomas, William, and Timothy Scislowicz, Frederick Schmidt, Andre’ and Stevan Leonetti and nieces Dorothy Miller, Lynette Hessel, Tammy Thom, Janice Beckett, Marisa Bellas, Tracy Myers, Vonda Winkie, Suzanne Huard, Donna Moore, and Annette Giancarli and her brother and sister in laws.

Officiating: Brother Ronnie Smith. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4pm until 8pm and Thursday from 10am until 11am. Service to follow Thursday at 11am at Anderson Funeral Home chapel. Interment at Salem Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home is charge of the arrangements.

Omega Robinson Hayes

July 5, 2019

Omega Robinson Hayes age 90 of Smithville went home to be with the Lord on Thursday July 4, 2019 at The Webb House. She was born March 24, 1929 to her parents, the late Clifton and Ethel Hullett Robinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Hayes,; 3 brothers, Edward, Charles and Carl Robinson; 4 sisters, Calysta Pedigo, Delia Foutch, Lois Williams and Mary Washer. Omega was a member of the Allen’s Chapel United Methodist Church and retired from Chrysler Corporation. She leaves to cherish her memory, 1 son, James (Debbie) Hayes of Rock Island; 6 grandchildren, Jamie Whiteaker of Centertown, Scott Hayes of Murfreesboro, Eric Hayes Murfreesboro, Troy Thomas of Lascassas, Chris Thomas of Lascassas, Megan Lann of Crossville; 10 great-grandchildren, Alex and Alyssa Hayes, Luke and Lexie Hayes, Allyson and Kensley Whiteaker, Tessa Thomas, Kelsea, Kyler and Raymond Lann; 3 great-great-grandchildren, Remington, Regan and Reeves Thomas; 1 sister, Jo (Jesse) Baker of Smithville; 1 brother, Brisco (Jean) Robinson of Smithville and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 2:PM Sunday, July 7, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Phil Tollett and Stewart Orell officiating and burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2 PM until 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Debra Elaine Carter

July 3, 2019

Debra Elaine Carter age 64 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday evening, July 2, 2019 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville. She was born July 5, 1954 to her parents, the late William Everett and Jimmie Lou Montgomery Cantrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Junior, Donald, Frank, Robert, Jerry and Harold Cantrell, Virginia Ruth Mise and Wanda Fay Johnson and father-in-law, R.J. Carter. She was a member of the Mt. Herman Baptist Church and a retired factory worker. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Jay Carter of Smithville; son, Ronald Joshua Carter of Smithville; Jayme Lynn (Nathan) Dowell of Smithville; grandchildren, Ryan Joshua Carter, Ethan Daniel Carter, Isaiah Dowell and Kylynn Dowell; siblings, Carlene (Ricky) Brown of Sparta, Diana (Jerome) Phifer of Texas, Barbara (Farrell) Henderson of Sparta and Melvin (Mary) Cantrell of Clinton; mother-in-law, Rubbie Carter of Smithville; sister-in-law, Lynn (Larry) Eaton of Smithville; special niece and nephew, Austin Cantrell and Rhonda Cantrell and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 1 PM Saturday, July 6, 2019 with Bros. Garry Caplinger and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 11 AM until 8 PM and Saturday 10 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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