March 30, 2022
Mattie Lucille (Luna) Hooper, 84 of Elmwood, TN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at NHC of Smithville.
She was born in Sparta, TN, on August 17, 1937, to the late George and Bettie Luna. Mrs. Hooper graduated from White County High School in 1955.
Mrs. Hooper was a faithful woman who loved the Lord. She was saved in 1948 at the young age of 11 at East Sparta Freewill Baptist Church. She was a charter member of Newtown The Baptist Church in McMinnville, TN where she served as a Sunday school teacher for many years, directed Christmas plays, and was the church piano player. She lived her life as a dedicated servant of Christ sharing her testimony with many.
Mrs. Hooper was the owner of the Photo Barn in McMinnville until she retired and was a loving housewife. She was a very talented seamstress who enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting. Mrs. Hooper was a skilled piano player and will be remembered for her love of singing and playing.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Hooper will be held at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville, TN on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 2 PM with Bro. Darrell Cantrell and Bro. Martin Bell officiating. Interment will follow at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in McMinnville, TN. Visitation with the family will be Friday, April 1, 2022, from 4 PM until 8 PM and on Saturday, April 2nd after 12 PM until service time at 2 PM.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Junior Luna, and husband of 49 years, Aaron Hooper. She is survived by her children, Keith Hooper of Nashville, and Denise (Frank) Randolph of Elmwood, grandchildren, Nathan (Deseree) Randolph and Luke (Amanda) Randolph, and great-grandchildren, Reece Pennington, Granville Ours, Jackson Randolph, Walter Randolph, and Hazel Sue Randolph.
The family requests memorials be made to Newtown The Baptist Church in memory of Ms. Hooper.
On behalf of the Hooper Family, a special thank you to all the nursing staff at NHC Smithville and Avalon Hospice Care of McMinnville for their kindness, loving care and friendship so freely given to our loved one.
Charles Truman Fish
March 29, 2022
Mr. Charles Truman Fish, age 76, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022 at St. Thomas Rutherford.
Mr. Fish was born on September 21, 1945, in DeKalb County, TN to his parents, the late Jim and Euna Vanatta Fish. Charles was Baptist and a carpenter.
Funeral services for Mr. Fish will be on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 2:00pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Charlie Wright will be officiating. Burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday from 2-6pm and on Thursday from Noon until the service at 2pm.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Dorothy Burnett Fish of Murfreesboro; 3 children, Charles Jeffrey (Gail) Fish of Auburntown; Melicia Dian (Danny) Coons of Woodbury, and Steve (Christy) Long of Murfreesboro; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, JC (Charlene) Fish of Humbolt; 2 sisters, Kathy (Bobby) Vaughn of Murfreesboro and Georgia Faye (Jerry) Emerson of Michigan; several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Grover Ashley Morris
March 28, 2022
Grover Ashley Morris age 61, of Smithville passed away at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, March 26, 2022. He was born January 29, 1961 to his parents the late, John Kelly and Rose Anna Bodi Morris. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by siblings, Ronald Morris and Kelly Barger; brothers-in-law, Jerry Stec, and Robert Musick; sister-in-law, Marie Morris. Mr. Morris was raised as a Jehovah Witness and was a construction worker. He is survived by his children, Joyce Lattimore of Smithville, Grover Morris, Jr. (Tiffany Lattimore) of Smithville, Tiffany Miller of Smithville, John “Little J” (Ashley) Morris of Baxter, Toni Lloyd of Smithville, Jessica Lloyd-Ricketts (Ronald Estes) of Smithville, Zackary Musick of Smithville, Alannah Musick-Morris of Smithville; grandchildren, Jammy Bruce, Emily Lattimore, Alora Morris, Damian and Ayden James Morris, Annabelle Miller, Emily Miller, Killian Miller, Kalena Morris, Makayla Turner, Kahlanna Turner, Cloey Ervin, Ezraya Gingerich, Aiden Ricketts, Lynox Ricketts, Spencer Ricketts, Emberly Musick-Morris, Riversyn Musick-Morris; wife, Celina Musick-Morris of Smithville; sisters, Rose (Richard) Roller of Smithville, Mary Stec of Toledo, Ohio; brother, John Kelly Morris, Jr. of Smithville. Visitation will be Wednesday March 30, 2022 10:00AM until 1:00PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. The funeral home lounge is closed and No Food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Jesse Kenneth VanDyne Sr.
March 28, 2022
Jesse Kenneth VanDyne, Sr. age 80 passed away Saturday March 26, 2022 at his residence. He was preceded in death by Daughter: Penny VanDyne; Son: Jesse VanDyne, Jr. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Tuesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Teresa Wright officiating. Visitation with the family will be Monday 3 PM until 7 PM and Tuesday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. Survivors include his wife Sharon VanDyne of Smithville; Children: Christine (Frank) Elliott, Todd VanDyne, Danny (Susan) VanDyne all of Smithville, Stephen VanDyne and Timothy VanDyne both of Florida; Several Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild also survive. The Funeral Home lounge is closed at this time and NO FOOD or DRINKS are allowed in the building. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Thomas “Tom” Dwight Vickers
March 28, 2022
Thomas “Tom” Dwight Vickers age 50 of Smithville, Tennessee, died Sunday, March 27, 2022, at his home surrounded by family and friends from cancer. He had undergone a liver transplant in November 2020. Tom graduated from DeKalb County High School and attended Vol State College. Also, he had attended many conferences on marketing. He was employed by Buffalo Valley as a marketer.
Tom accepted Christ at the age of 12 and united with the Prosperity Baptist Church, where his membership remained. However, in later years he began attending Indian Creek Memorial Baptist Church, where he loved to help in Vacation Bible School by providing and helping the children make t-shirts. Just last Christmas he served as a Wise Man in the Christmas program.
Tom will be remembered for his love for life and people. He never saw a stranger. He had an abundant amount of energy and had to be doing something all the time. He enjoyed food, golfing, hunting, and pulling jokes on people. He was a good business person and was always looking for a good deal. He loved his trucks. Tom took his past and turned it around to helping people clean up their lives by operating half-way houses for over ten years. He visited schools and discussed how drugs can harm one and served on the Drug Court Committee. He also loved to cast his vote.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dwight Vickers, and his father’s twin brother, Dwayne Vickers; his paternal grandparents, Houston and Trudie Young Vickers; his maternal grandparents, Tom and Johnnie Fugitt; and his great aunt and uncle, William and Dorothy Truitt. He is survived by his wife, Jackie Goodwin Vickers of Smithville; mother, Melissa Fugitt Garrison of Lebanon; children Abigail Vickers of Nashville; Koby Bullard of Smithville; Keeli Bullard Stickler and husband Troy, of Smithville; grandchildren, Sebastin Bullard of Smithville; Tucker Stickler and Carson Stickler of Smithville; sisters: Tiffany Lay and husband, Jim of Alexandria, Merideth Vickers of Hermitage, mother-in-law, Jean Goodwin, of Smithville, sisters-in-law, Teresa Scott and husband, Ricky of Liberty, Tammy Cantrell and husband, Donald of Smithville, Janis Bean and husband, Barry, of Smithville, and Tina Jones of Smithville; special friends Meshia and Jayson Johnson of Smithville; several cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be 11:AM Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dan Stirnemann and Dr. Jeffrey Stirnemann officiating and Interment will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens, Smithville, Tennessee.
Visitation with the Family will be on Monday, March 28, 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 9:00 a.m. until time for service at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to Vanderbilt Transplant, DeKalb Animal Shelter, or the charity of choice, in memory of Tom. Donations can be made at the funeral home.
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.
Kathleen (Webb) Wall
March 27, 2022
Kathleen Wall age 91 of Smithville, passed away Saturday March 26, 2022 at the Webb House Retirement Home in Smithville. She was born February 7, 1931 to her parents, the late Clarence and Winnie Judkins Webb. She was a retired shirt factory worker, homemaker and a member of the Keltonburg United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Claxteen Thwaitt Wall; Sisters: JoAnn Sandlin, Doris Webb; Brothers-in-law: Lester Franks, J.E. Sandlin. Funeral Services for Ms. Kathleen will be held 11:AM Saturday April 2, 2022 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. Survivors include son: Danny (Carolyn) Wall of Mt. Juliet; Grandchildren: Brandon (Amanda) Wall of Hendersonville; Amanda Wall & Fiancé, Alex Houser, Courtney Wall all of Mt. Juliet; Great-Grandchild: Baylor Wall; Sister: Era Franks of Manchester. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and NO FOOD or DRINKS are allowed in the building. In lieu of flowers, family asked that donations be made to Webb Cemetery or Keltonburg United Methodist Church in memory of Ms. Kathleen. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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