Obituaries

Jordan Thomas Adams

December 20, 2021

Jordan Thomas Adams age 36 of Smithville, passed away Saturday December 18, 2021 at his residence. He was born August 7, 1985 to his parents, Danny “Peewee” and Marlene Adams of Smithville. He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Donald Smith, Viola Cole, Sammie Adams. Funeral services will be held 11:AM Wednesday December 22, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bill Robertson and Scott Pack officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday 4 PM until 7 PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. Survivors include his parents: Danny “Peewee” and Marlene Adams of Smithville; Sister: Danielle (Anthony) Carr of Smithville; Brother: Blaine (Kayla) Adams of Smithville; Grandmother: Margie Smith of Smithville; Grandfather: Norman Cole; Nieces: Katelyn Carr, Hannah McBride, Avery Carr; Nephews: Elijah Carr, Crew Adams, Christian Adams; Great Niece: Bella Truitt; many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins also survive. THE FUNERAL HOME LOUNGE IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME AND NO FOOD OR DRINKS ARE ALLOWED. In addition to flowers, family request donations be made to Lighthouse Christian Camp in memory of Jordan. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Charles Reed Crook

December 18, 2021

86-year-old Charles Reed Crook of Alexandria died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a DeKalb County native and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith and Ricky Scruggs will officiate, and burial will be in the Dismal Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Crook was preceded in death by his parents, Willy Crook and Ida Bell Sandlin; his wife of 68 years, Taye Crook; a son, Billy Wayne Crook; his brother, Roy Lee Crook; and his sister, Betty Jean Spencer. He is survived by his children, Mary Lou and husband Tom Baumann of Smithville, Judy Ann Crook of Alexandria, Cathy Bayne of Murfreesboro, Dan and Angela Crook of Lebanon, and Brenda and husband Jonathan Hammond of Columbia. Grandchildren, Jason Nixon of Knoxville, Jeff and Sarah Nixon of College Grove, R.D. Bayne of California, Christopher and fiancé Elizabeth of Charlotte, North Carolina, Kayla Crook of Lebanon, Joshua Crook of Hermitage, and Austin Hammond of Columbia. Great grandchildren, William Nixon, Mary Nixon, Jordan Bayne, and Grace Bayne. Brothers, J.T. and wife Joyce Ann Crook of Lebanon, Wayne and wife Sara Crook of Lebanon; and a sister, Joyce Hale of Liberty. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Dismal Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.




Alberto Lucio

December 16, 2021

Lance Corporal Alberto Lucio was born on May 28, 2001 in Smithville, Tennessee. He joined the Marine Corps on September 9, 2019 and was given the military occupational specialty of Military Police. Upon completion of his basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina he went on to complete Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger, North Carolina and Military Police Basic Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Upon completion of MOS school then PFC Lucio reported to the Provost Marshal’s Office, Security and Emergency Services Battalion, Camp Pendleton California. PFC Lucio was assigned to 2nd Platoon, Military Police Company. He was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal in 2020. He established himself as a Marine of good conduct and great character who could be counted on to assist anyone in need.

While serving with Military Police Company, LCpl Lucio was charged with the duties of maintaining the well-being and safety of Camp Pendleton’s Marines and civilians. His good nature and sincerity earned him the admiration and the respect of all he came in contact with. His friendly nature and warm hearted demeanor endeared him to everyone, and set him apart as someone his peers could confide and find friendship in. Throughout his time in the Marine Corps, LCpl Lucio distinguished himself as a dedicated professional and a Marine of great character. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. As a man, Marine, husband, and friend, he was deeply admired and will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

Lance Corporal Alberto Lucio is survived by his wife Stephany Lucio; parents, Jose Alberto Lucio (Father), Nereyda C. Lucio (Mother); sisters, Erika Alejandra Lucio, and Abigail Grace Lucio.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, December 18 at 2:30pm at First Assembly of God. Visitation with the family will be from 10am until 2pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home chapel. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




David Allen Cobb, Jr.

December 16, 2021

David Allen Cobb, Jr. age 39 of Smithville passed away Friday, December 10, 2021 at his residence in Smithville. He was born January 8, 1982 to his parents David Allen Cobb, Sr. and Leslie Smith Cobb. He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Cobb; grandparents, James Leslie “Smitty” Smith, Doris Smith, Shirley Stevens and Bruce Cobb. Mr. Cobb worked as a mechanic. He is survived by wife, Alicia Nichole Cobb of Smithville; 2 children, Layne Cobb and Kaydance Cobb; father, David Allen Cobb, Sr. of Springfield, OH; mother, Leslie Smith Cobb of Smithville; 2 brothers, Ryan (Amanda) Beard of Smithville and Austin Cobb of McMinnville; sister, Taren Beard of Smithville; 7 nieces and nephews, Devin, Jaelyn, Raiden, Adalynn, Little Shirley, Raelyn, Kayleigh. Funeral services will be Thursday December 16, 2021 at 2:00PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in the Linder-Hodges cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday December 16, 2021 at 10:00AM until the time of the service at 2:00PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. The family ask donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses in memory of David. 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 these arrangements.




Elese Sisco Mathis

December 16, 2021

Elese Sisco Mathis age 92 of Watertown, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. Born March 10, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Leo and Daisy Baker Sisco and was preceded in death by a sister Peggy Lancaster, brother, Sam Sisco and nephew, Kenneth Sisco. Elese’s husband, Medford Mathis died on Feb. 14, 2018. She was a longtime retired employee of Precision Rubber Products in Lebanon. She is survived by her nephews, Danny Adamson and Don Adamson both of Liberty, Jimmy (Robbie) Sisco, Terry (Judy) Sisco, Ashton Sisco; nieces, Laurie (Curtis) Graves, Malinda (Eric) Waterson, Sharon (Frank) Pfeifer, Kimberlee (Dustin) MacDuff, Annette Chandler; 11 great nephews, 8 great nieces, 3 great great nieces and 1 great great nephew; special friends, Nell McKinney, Barbara Fister, Tammy Cline, Jan Taylor and Emma Ashford. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021 at Salem Cemetery in Liberty with Bro. Mike Carpenter officiating. There will be visitation at the funeral home on Sunday from 10 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at NHC in Smithville for all their love and care. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.




William David Graul

December 16, 2021

William David Graul age 73 of Smithville and a native of Alabama, passed away Tuesday December 14, 2021 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was born April 26, 1948 to his parents, the late William Franklin and Margaret Louise Roberts Graul. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Effie Mae Lawrence, Betty Louise Evans, and Ella Rae Birdwell; 1 brother, Robert Graul; and long-time companion, Doris Ann Riddle. David was a retired truck driver. He is survived by 3 children, Timothy David (Debra) Graul, Katrina Michelle (Caleb) Lewis and Jeffery Lynn Graul all of Alabama; 4 grandchildren, Jacob (Stephanie) Graul, Justen (Laci) Graul, Kami Graul and Dakota Stewart; 1 great-grandchild, Bennett Graul; nieces and nephews, Jaya (Jerry) Harwell, Jamie (Holly) Anderson, Shannon (Jessica) Anderson, Tosha (Tommy) Maynard; several great-nieces and nephews and other family and friends. Graveside services and interment will be 1 PM Friday, December 17, 2021 at Old Athens City Cemetery with Bro. Jerry Harwell, Sr. officiating. Visitation will be Thursday 4 PM until 7 PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. 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 the arrangements.




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