August 25, 2023
Kenneth Larry Tramel, age 81, died Thursday, August 24, surrounded by family at his home.
Born and raised in Dowelltown’s Chapman Hollow, Tramel was the oldest of six children who cherished his rural upbringing in a family rich in love, the very best form of wealth. He spent the early years of his career in banking, but a lover of the great outdoors, he went on to work for the State of Tennessee Forestry Division, from which he retired in 2011. A longtime Gideon, Tramel was a founding Deacon who served Calvary Baptist Church for 51 years.
In addition to the Lord and his family, Tramel had two other loves: gardening and sports. He spent nearly every day outside, tending to whatever he was growing, and while his daughters might say he always grew too much, for him it just enough bounty to share with others. He was a true Yankees fan and an avid sports follower. He loved to cheer on budding athletes in his family and his church, and he quickly adapted to the age of multi-channel media, often listening to a game on the radio while streaming another on his iPad, all while watching a third or fourth on television. He offered tips and pep talks young players, and was always generous with his free advice for referees and umpires. Although he doled out athletic advice unsolicited, his beloved daughters say he was also the steadfast person many people turned to for guidance and wisdom, a trusted friend often sought out for advice and a prayer, who will be remembered for his ability to give unconditional love. With the help of family and friends, Tramel was blessed to raise one final garden in the summer of his passing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Keith Tramel, parents, Hoyte and Sarah Coffee Tramel, in-laws Lovell and Mairene Keith, and sister and brother-in-law Carolyn Tramel Young and Mike Young.
Visitation with the Tramel family will be on Saturday from 2:00 until 8:00 pm and on Sunday from 10:00am until service time at 1:00pm. Bro. Jason Lohorn and Bro. Abram Edwards will officiate. Burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.
He is survived by his two daughters, Jennifer Tramel of Smithville and Jill Tramel of Nashville, siblings Jerry (Carolyn) Tramel, Eddie (Debbie) Tramel, Joyce Hendrixson, and Becky (Mike) Nokes. He is also survived by in-laws Joyce (Charley) Stanley, Jan (Steve) Anderson, and Shirley Taylor and a bunch of nieces and nephews and their children as well as special people who he called family Jamie & Patrick Cripps, Seth, Elizabeth & Rhett Wright, Cole Wright, Betty Barnes, Angela, Bobby & Isabella Johnson, Tammy & Ronald Ashburn, Terri & David Kilgore and Colby Barnes and his beloved church family at Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to flowers, the family requests that donations please be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Carol Ann Moore
August 23, 2023
Mrs. Carol Ann Moore, age 66 of Searcy, Arizona, passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at White Co. / Unity Hospital in Arizona. After a long battle in the hospital she is now at peace in the arms of Jesus in whom she believed in with all her heart. She was of the Church of Christ faith and retired from 21st Century Christian Publishing Company which was co-founded by her father.
Mrs. Moore was born on June 8, 1957 in Nashville, TN to her parents, Winston & Martha Moore which preceded her in death. She was a graduate of David Lipscomb High School. She worked in several different administration and management capacities over the years at 21st Century Christian Publishing Company. She loved her dogs, Sweetie 1 and Sweetie 2 and like to keep up with conservative politics.
She is survived by her son, Chris Parker and brother, Larry Moore.
The family will have a private graveside service at Town Cemetery where she will be laid to rest by her mother and father.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements
Corey Robert Winchester
August 23, 2023
Corey Robert Winchester age 37, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born February 7, 1986, to his mother, Glenda Winchester and his late father James Howard Winchester. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Ora Gay, Jim and Paulette Winchester. Corey was a member of the Church of God and a factory worker. He is survived by his children, Makaylee Winchester of Smithville, Tylee Harris of Cookeville, Cora Winchester of McMinnville and Anabel Winchester of Smithville; mother, Glenda Winchester of McMinnville; sister, Amanda (David) Myers of McMinnville; aunt, Brenda Foster of McMinnville; Companion, Jackie Ray of Smithville. Funeral services will be 1 PM Friday, August 25, 2023 at Dekalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ryan Cripps officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Thursday 3: PM until 7 PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
August 22, 2023
Geneva Judkins age 91, of Smithville, passed away Tuesday morning, August 22, 2023, at N H C of Smithville. She was born September 6, 1931, to her parents the late Andrew Jackson and Vera Overall Vickers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Adcock; 1st husband, Frank Mathis; 2nd husband, Dean Judkins; 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Ms. Judkins was a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church and worked at the Shirt Factory. She is survived by children, Judy Craig of Gallatin, Teddy (Becky) Mathis of Alexandria, Debbie (Richard) Lewis of Lebanon; grandchildren, Leah Jones, Bill Craig, Julia Karaszewski, John Craig, Dallas Jeffers, Tiffaney Mathis, Samantha Forsyth, Russell Lewis, and Joy Lewis; step-granddaughter, Danielle Collins; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday August 26, 2023 at 1:00PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
August 22, 2023
Herbie Davenport age 69, passed away August 20, 2023 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was born July 14, 1954 to his mother, the late Callie Mae Kirby. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by mother-in-law, Hassie Dell Hullett, father-in-law, C. C. Hullett; sister-in-law, Mary Inita Hendershott. Herbie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a retired Stg. Army Military Service Member. He was actively deployed in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Middle East. He retired and was honorably discharged after21 years of service. He worked for Star Mfg. in Smithville after many years after retirement. Herbie spent his time with his wife and children enjoying more time at the ballfields with his grandchildren. Many around the ballfields just referred to him as grandpa. He loved his grandchildren deeply and had recently enjoyed another love as grandpa by the addition of two great-grandchildren. If time had permitted, he would have been at those ballfields’ again, happily cheering them on at each game. Herbie was blessed with so many friends. Herbie will dearly be missed by all who knew him. In recent years, he has befriended many new neighbors who will miss stopping in to chat and grab some great homegrown veggies from the gardens he and his wife enjoyed to share with all who came around. Many friends would spend hours a day chatting on the pouch or his favorite place at the barn. Herbie is survived by his wife Kathie Davenport of Smithville; daughter, Danyelle (Shawn) Adcock of Smithville; sons, Cody Davenport of Smithville, Josh Turner of Red Rock, TN; grandchildren, Taylor Brooke (Caleb) Bain of Cookeville, Tyler Monette (Jasmine Yost) of Smithville, and Angelina Davenport of Smithville; great-grandbabies, Brock Andrew Bain of Cookeville, and Damon Michel Monette of Smithville; sister, Donna (Randy) Ozment of Watertown; sister-in-law, Thelma Hullett Neal of Lebanon; brothers-in-law, Charles Nelson Hullett of Smithville, and Ralph Hullet of Ind.; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive. A visitation will be held Thursday August 24, 2023 12:00 Noon till 2:00PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Ann Frazier
August 21, 2023
76-year-old Elizabeth Ann Frazier of Alexandria was born Jan. 27, 1947 in Benton, Tn. to her parents, Walter Shelton and Ora Bramlett Shelton and departed this life on August 19,2023 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. She worked as a seamstress at the Alexandria Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Dusty Desimone will officiate. Vistation will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 12 noon until 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her Parents, her brothers and sisters, Louise Clark, Eugene Shelton, Eulain “Poley” Shelton, Aundra Hale, NIna Chapman, Mike Shelton and Farris “Hubble” Shelton. Elizabeth is survived by her children, Kimberly Parker of Alexandria, Shane (Beth) Frazier of Smithville and Kyshanna Frazier of Alexandria. Her Grandchildren are Caressa Parker of Smithville, Caleb Parker of Alexandria and Peyton Frazier of Alexandria. She is also survived by her Great-Granddaughter, Trinity Parker. Her Brothers and Sisters are Angela (Terry) Clabough of Cleveland, Curtis (Pam) Shelton of Temperance Hall, and Jeff (Georgette) Shelton of Smithville. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements
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