Obituaries

Patrick Patton

February 10, 2024

Patrick Patton age 91, of McMinnville, passed away Thursday night February 8, 2024, at N H C Healthcare of Smithville. He was born February 8, 1933, to his parents, the late Herman and Virgie Green Patton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, J.M. Patton, Vernon Patton, and Raymond Patton. Mr. Patton was a member of Christ Chapel Church, Retired from U. S. Air Force, and Retired as Central Office Supervisor with Ben Lomand. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Reba Patton of McMinnville; 2 sons, Timothy Patton of Smithville and Douglas Patton of McMinnville; 2 grandchildren, Justin Patton, and Allison Patton; sisters, Lois Hughes of Florida, Louise (Tom) Dubbs of Missouri, Lillian (Ernie) Bolin of Missouri; brother, Jerry (Jane) Patton of Florida. Funeral services will be 1 PM Thursday, February 15, 2024, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sommer Worley officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be Wednesday 2 PM till 5 PM and on Thursday 10:AM till the time of the at 1 PM. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, in memory of Mr. Patton. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is honored to care of the Patton family.




Melinda Loann Henson Gilbert

February 8, 2024

Melinda Loann Henson Gilbert, age 55, wife of Michael Wayne Gilbert, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Melinda was born January 9, 1969 in Louisa, Kentucky to the late Kenneth Drew Henson and Debra Thompson Henson Lemaster.

Melinda was a former medical technician with Frankfort Regional Medical Center, a former clerk with Lawrenceburg Wal-mart and attended Ninevah Christian Church. Melinda loved to cook and was known for her traditional Eastern Kentucky style. She was devoted to the people she loved and especially to her grandchildren, whom she adored.

Including her husband Michael, Melinda is survived by her children, Mariah Melissa Driskell and her husband Jonathan of Lawrenceburg, and Stephen Carl Peterman of Michigan; her grandchildren, Rayleigh Marie Driskell and Alaiyna Kenasen Driskell; her siblings, twin sister Iva Melissa “Missy” Henson Collins (Lou), Vicki Thompson Painter and Barbara “Bobbie” Ellen Thompson Compton.

Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M., Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Will Cooper officiating. Burial will follow in the Yatesville Memorial Gardens in Louisa, KY. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. till time of service at 11:00 A.M.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Melinda Gilbert Funeral Fund, c/o Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home, P.O. Box 730, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342 or at the Melinda Gilbert Tribute Fund.




Michael Lee Young

February 7, 2024

 Michael Lee Young, age 64 of Smithville, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a financial advisor and a member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville.

Mr. Young was born on March 20, 1959 in Sparta, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Barnett & Nora Lee Pirtle Young, maternal grandparents, Shelie & Sudie Pirtle, paternal grandparents, O.W. & Mae Young.

The family has honored Mr. Young’s wishes to be cremated. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm at Smithville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 3:00 until service at 4:00

Survivors include 1 brother, D.Y. (Deb) Young of Smithville, 2 nephews, Wesley (Melissa) Young of Baxter, Hunter (Sarah) Collins of Lebanon, 2 nieces, Tia (Brandon) Puckett and Sommer (Tony) Luna all of Smithville. Several Aunts, cousins and friends also survive.

This information a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home




Eugene Sanders Webb

February 6, 2024

Mr. Eugene Sanders Webb, age 88, of Smithville, TN, (Keltonburg Community) passed away Sunday, February 04, 2024 at N.H.C. Health Care in Smithville, TN. He was born August 14, 1935, in Smithville, TN, was a retired Civil Engineer and State Inspector for the state of Tennessee. Sanders was a member of the Church of Christ and a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Viola Sanders Webb and his wife Dorothy Jean Redmon Webb. Survivors include his good friend Jack Green and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 08, 2024 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Ricky Arnold and Bro. Wayne Cantrell will officiate. Interment will follow at Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Webb will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and again on Thursday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M. A Masonic service held on Wednesday evening at 7:00 P.M. overseen by Masonic Lodge #77.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Zelda Renee Avent

February 6, 2024

Smithville, TN resident and Dekalb County, TN native Zelda Renee Avent, age 50, was born March 27, 1973 and died suddenly February 3, 2024 at her residence.

An employee of Federal Mogul, she was the daughter of Jeff Barnes of Manchester, TN and the late Sheron Ann Whitworth.

She was married to Chad Miles Avent of Smithville, TN on October 26, 2012. In addition to her father and husband, she is survived by children, Ashly (Craig) Jones of Murfreesboro, TN and Anthony (Shelby) Caldwell of Smithville, TN; grandchildren, Roman, Destiny, Katelynn, Aroura, Anastasia and Orion Jones and Jaxon, Harper and Kimber Caldwell and brother, Donnie Barnes of Manchester, TN.

Funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, February 10, 2024 in High’s Chapel with Charles Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Crain Hill Cemetery in Van Buren County, TN. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at High Funeral Home.

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Miranda McGinnis Harvey

February 5, 2024

Miranda McGinnis Harvey age 68 of Alexandira, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, February 4, 2024 at her residence. Miranda was born January 29, 1956 in Nashville and adopted at birth by the late Elder Grady and Athlene McGinnis. Her birth mother’s only request was that she go to a good Christian home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Harvey and grandson, Gradyn Elijah Harvey. Miranda was a realtor with Crye-Leike Realty in Lebanon, she was a member of the M.T.A.R. and was a faithful member of Helton Creek The Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory, 3 sons, Randal (Tara) Harvey of Mt. Juliet, Kevin (Angelia) Harvey of Alexandria and Chad (Kayla) Harvey of Alexandria; 5 grandchildren, Kailey, Wyatt, Jack, Haddeigh Grace and Parker Kayte Harvey. Funeral services will be 2 PM Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Helton Creek The Baptist Church with Bros. Frank Randolph and Gary Glover officiating and burial will follow in Hillview Cemetery with Bro. Eric Wood officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday 1 PM until 8 PM at the Church and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM at the Church. In addition to flowers, donations can be made to an education fund for her 5 grandchildren. All Visitation and Services will be held at the Helton Creek The Baptist Church, 4152 Lower Helton Road, Alexandria, TN 37012. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is honored to care for the Harvey family.




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