Bobby (Bob) Lee Spann, Sr.

September 12, 2019

Bobby (Bob) Lee Spann, Sr., was born March 21, 1938, to O. B. and Virgie Gillon Spann. He graduated Friendship High School in 1957 and Freed-Hardeman College (FHC) in 1959. He was married to Betty Ann Tritt Spann in a sunrise wedding, Monday, June 8, 1959, at the Crossroads church of Christ. They celebrated 60 years together on June 8, 2019.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Wayne Spann (Vicki). Survived by wife, Ann, and sons David Wayne Spann (Colleen), Bobby Lee Spann, Jr. (Jean-Marie), and Daniel Jerome Spann (Amy), granddaughter Lauren Hailey Spann, grandsons Lee Lawson Spann and Brady Lawson Spann, and many nieces and nephews.

Bob graduated from David Lipscomb College in 1961. He and Ann then moved to Murfreesboro where he preached for Sharpsville church of Christ and taught school in Smyrna. While a student at FHC, Bob preached at Crossroads, Kenton, and Gadsden. Other churches where he served as minister include: Rockwood, Brownsville, Smithville, Brentwood Hills and Shelby Ave. in Nashville, Jones Chapel in Williamson County, and lastly his home church at Chestnut Bluff.

Bob obtained a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee and an Education Specialist degree from Tennessee Tech. Bob served the education community in many areas by teaching Special Education at Smyrna, serving as Headmaster of Tennessee Academy in Brownsville and Center Hill Academy in Smithville, and Assistant Principal for David Lipscomb High School. Bob also served as Principal for the school at Spring Hill Children’s Home, Tennessee Preparatory School and the school at Lois DeBerry Special Needs Facility at Riverbend in Nashville.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Ronk Funeral Home in Alamo, TN and at 10:00 AM Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM at Ronk Funeral Home in Alamo, TN with burial to follow at Friendship City Cemetery in Friendship, TN.

Visitation will also be conducted from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Hillsboro church of Christ in Nashville.

Brother Larry Harper, minister at Cairo church of Christ, will give the eulogy. Pallbearers include: Harvey and Tim Gillon, Dennis and Perry Jenkins, Carl and Hugh Allen Ellington. Honorary pallbearers include: Lauren Hailey Spann, Lee Lawson Spann, Brady Lawson Spann, Diana Lee Spann and other nieces and nephews.

Jimmy (Jim) M. Mullinax

September 12, 2019

Jimmy (Jim) Mullinax was born June 20, 1935 in DeKalb County, Tn., and went home September 12, 2019 at his residence. He retired from the United States Postal Service where he was a Mail Carrier for many years, a member of New Hope Baptist Church, a lifelong member of the Alexandria Lion’s Club, an Army Veteran, and a collector of anything antique.

In his 84 years he taught us many lessons like; If you can’t say it to their face don’t say it at all. How to dig worms, or fish with your hands. One flashlight with batteries is all you need. Don’t drink, smoke, or cuss in front of ladies. You can always change your mind. How to shoot a gun, fill a sinkhole, plant a garden, get a tractor out of a pond, and you can go ANYWHERE in a 4 wheel drive. How to toolbox surf, always take care of widows, kids, and animals. Life ain’t fair.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents; Drury Malburn and Pauline Adamson Mullinax, a brother; Harry, and one daughter, Suzane.

He leaves behind a smiling, but sad family that includes his wife of 62 years; Daris Mullinax, three daughters; Ria (Ricky) Baker, Beki (John Scott) Morgan, Stacey (Dewayne) Martin. Grandchildren; Tori Baker, Derrick (Stacey) Baker, Zach Martin, Ethan Martin, Great Grandchildren; Jonathan and Sadie. Brother; Kenneth (Carolyn) Mullinax, and Sister; Joyce Davis. Sister-in-law; Joyce Hibdon Mullinax. Special Friends; Peggy Bogle, and Gary Anderson. We will miss you Jim!

Funeral will be Saturday, September 14, 2PM at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home, with internment to follow in Salem Cemetery with Bro. Ronnie Smith officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 4 till 8pm on Friday September 13, and 10am till service time on Saturday September 14. The Family has requested that donations be made to Salem Cemetery in Jim’s Memory. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Harry Lee Williams

September 11, 2019

Harry Lee Williams, of Knoxville, passed away at age 74, September 10, 2019 in the room he built with the morning sun shining on his face surrounded by Love from his wife of 51 years, Sherry Williams and children.

Harry was born August 31, 1945 in Oak Ridge. He was a member of Ball Camp Baptist Church. Harry graduated from DeKalb County High School in 1964. He proudly served in the Air Force, TN Air National Guard, TN Army National Guard, and TN State Guard. Harry graduated from Tusculum College. He retired from Y-12 after 33 years of service.

He will be remembered for his giving, curious, and irascible spirit. He was happiest surrounded by family partaking in lively discussions and children running through the house.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilma & Robert Williams; brother & sister-in-Law, Robert & Annette Williams; sister, Wanda Williams Highnote; brother-in-Law, Jimmy Redmon;father-in-law and mother-in-Law, Jim Roy & Audrey Frazier.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Jonathan (Antoinette) Williams; Jennifer (Jim) Goodpasture and Jessica Tucker; grandchildren, Jasmine Thibou; Madison Goodpasture, Makenzie Goodpasture; James Fusaro; Elijah Williams; Griffin Tucker; Autumn Tucker; great grandchildren, Emma Lewis, and Alice Seals; brother, Richard (Suzanne) Williams; sister, Pamela Redmon; and many nieces and nephews who he deeply cherished.

The receiving of friends will be held at Ball Camp Baptist Church, on Thursday, September 12, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service at 7 p.m.

Family and friends will gather at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 13 for graveside services at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens with full military honors conferred by the U.S. Air Force and the East Tennessee Veteran’s Honor Guard.

Click Funeral Home in Knoxville is in charge of the arrangements

Nancy Lee Riley

September 11, 2019

Nancy Lee Riley age 77 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at her residence. She was born March 25, 1942 to her parents, the late Raymond Earl and Bonnie Bell Wilson Turner. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her step-children, Steven, Fredrick, and Cathy Riley;  sisters, Lou Ella James, and Lou Anna Gibson; brothers, Ernie and Walter Turner and Bobby Cummins. Mrs. Riley was a housewife and a member of the Sympathy Club at General Motors.  She is survived by husband, Martin Riley, Jr., of Smithville; children, Timothy Riley of Smithville, Martin Riley, III. of Cookeville, and Christina Snipes of Smithville; step-children, David Riley of Ind., Debra Beechum of McMinnville, Michael Riley of Ind., Connie Alley of Ind., Patricia Eckels of Sparta, Cheryl Riley of Ind., Daniel Gress of New York; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; sisters Georgia Ann Little of Smithville, and Teresa Toy of Ind.; half brothers, Michael Turner, Johnny Turner and Ricky Turner. There will be a viewing for family and friends Friday September 13, 2019 from 1 p.m. until 3 DeKalb Funeral Chapel.  Following the visitation the family has honored Mrs. Riley’s request to be cremated.  In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be made to the American Cancer Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements…

Helen Sue Guy

September 10, 2019

76 year old Helen Sue Guy of Dowelltown passed away Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Young Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Guy was preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Edith Young; three children, Janice, Pam, and Bobby Houk and two sisters, Izena Griffin and Elizabeth Mahler. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Sonny Guy of Dowelltown. A daughter, Rita Houk of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Nina Cantrell of Smithville and Scarlett Lawrence of McMinnville. Three great grandchildren, Keley Reeder of Smithville, Quinton Lawrence of Arkansas, and Ricky Earl Ponder of Smithville. A sister, Peggy and Gary Blankenship of Sparta. Two brothers, Thomas Young of Smithville and Grady Young of Texas, Special caretakers, Johnathan, Jessica, and Christie, and Debbie. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses in lieu of flowers.

Jackie Sue Taylor

September 8, 2019

Jackie Sue Taylor age 65 of Lebanon, died Friday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2019 at her residence. Born Aug. 9, 1954, she was the daughter of Jackie L. Tyree and the late Ethylean Williamson Tyree of Statesville. Jackie Sue is survived by her husband, Robert L. Taylor; daughter, Dawn Taylor of Lebanon; sister, Dianne (Jimmie) Owen of Statesville; brothers, Azel (Doris) Tyree of Statesville and Josh Tyree of Liberty; nieces and nephews, Jim (Kim) Owen, Kim (Rhea) Paris, Daniel (Faye) Tyree, Amy (Ernie) Adsmond, Joshua (Mindy) Tyree, Kristina (D.J.) Haddock, Caitlin and Peyton Tyree; several great nieces and nephews. She and her husband were owners of Mid-Tenn Mark VII, Inc. car washes and was a realty broker. Jackie was a well known public speaker, storyteller and author. She was a member of Green Hill Church in Mt. Juliet and was a bible study leader for over 20 years with Precept Ministries. In 2019 she published her book, The Great Physician and Carrots. In 2014 Jackie was named Miss Senior Wilson County and placed fourth in the Miss Senior Tennessee Pageant. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 at the Watertown First Baptist Church with Dr. Daryl Crouch, Senior Pastor at Green Hill Church, officiating and longtime friend and classmate Mike Stroud assisting. Interment will follow at Hunter Memorial Park. Pallbearers, Troy Huddleston, Josiah Remboldt, Chad Craddock, Jon Hawker, Josh Storie, Dalton Pardue, Jesse Hardin, Rob Guffey. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and 10 a.m. till service time Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Precept Ministries International at   HUNTER FUNERAL HOME (615)2237-9318

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