Obituaries

Sandi Renee Taylor

August 1, 2018

Sandi Renee Taylor (47 years old) of Smithville Tennessee passed away Wednesday afternoon, the 25th of July, 2018, after a hospital stay in Cookeville.  As do so many, Sandi had a troubled past which brought trials and troubles in her life but one clear day on Center Hill Lake five years ago, hearing the Gospel message, she answered Gods call on her life and asked Christ Jesus into her heart.  That made all the difference.

Sandi is survived by her devoted husband Mike of 13 years, her Son Zackery and many other family and friends. She was a member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church of Smithville.

A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at Whorton Springs Baptist Church, Sunday, August 5th, 2018 at 2PM.




Loretta Bain

July 31, 2018

Ms. Loretta Bain age 76 passed away Sunday July 29 at her son’s residence in Rydal, Georgia she was a long time residence of DeKalb County, Tennessee. She was born to her late parents Clarence and Lillian Hale Neal. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Bain; son, Gary Bain; 2 brothers; 1 sister. She was a homemaker and was self-employed and a member of the Gospel Assembly Church. She is survived by 4 children, Dolores Taylor of Smithville, Kay Lawson of Smithville, Larry Bain of GA, and Denise Nichols of Lebanon; 10 grandchildren, Johnna Hale, Jeremy Taylor, Rocky Cantrell, Rachel Lynch, Olivia Taylor, Isaac Bain, Lena Nichols, Sierra Nichols, Hayden Lawson, and Adam Bain; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Sanders, Linda Knowles, Elaine McGuire; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. J.T. Padget officiating and burial to follow in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 2:PM until 8:PM and on Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




Franklin Adcock

July 29, 2018

Mr. Franklin Adcock age 85, passed away Saturday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was born December 15, 1932  to his parents the late Otis and Bessie Young Adcock. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Fay Adcock; 2 grandchildren, Brian and Chris Adcock; daughter-in-law, Wilma Adcock; sister, Irene Turner; brothers, Jewel Adcock, Ray Adcock, James Adcock and Manuel Adcock. He was retired from Carrier Corporation and a lifelong farmer and affiliated with the Baptist Church. Mr. Adcock is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Derwin (Beth) Adcock and Ricky (Donna) Adcock all of Smithville; sister, Katie Adcock; brothers, Mitchell Adcock and Albert Adcock; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted  at 2:PM Tuesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Wallace Caldwell and  Johnny Adcock officiating and burial to follow in the Corinth Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday 10:AM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Freda Annette Ashford Maxwell

July 29, 2018

Freda Annette Ashford Maxwell age 70 passed away at her residence in Altamont. She was born to her parents the late John and Maggie Bell Johnson Ashford. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers, James Ashford, Owen Ashford, Wayne Ashford, and Jerry Ashford; sister-in-law, May Ashford. She was a homemaker and a member of The Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, John Maxwell of Altamont; children, Vincet Maxwell of Mississippi, Brenda (Nelson) Kerby of Alabama, Chris (Holly) Maxwell of Belvidere, TN, Steven (Kari) Maxwell of Winchester; grandchildren, Kirk Maxwell, Megan (BJ) Miller, Amanda Patrick, Tristan Maxwell, Vlad Maxwell, Hunter Maxwell, Kaden Maxwell, and Chase Maxwell; great-grandchildren, Heath, Adam, Adalynn, Huck, Luke, Granger; sister, Mildred Murphy; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 4:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Leonard Herman officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 10:AM until the time off the service at 4:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




Linda Gail Judkins

July 27, 2018

Linda Gail Judkins age 71 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning, July 26, 2018 at her residence. She was born August 23, 1946 to her parents, the late Charles Lorning and Ina Mai Maxwell Redman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Patricia Redman. Linda was a member of the Bright Hill United Methodist Church, was a former beautician, dispatcher for 7 years and worked at Smithville Builders Supply. Linda leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 53 years, Hooper Judkins of Smithville; son, Greg (Melanie) Judkins of Smithville; 2 grandchildren, Amber Lynn Judkins and Ethan Curtis Judkins; 1 brother, Leonard Redman of Lebanon; brother-in-law, Jimmy (Donna) Judkins of Lancaster and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Sunday, July 29, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Junior Ellis and Wallace Caldwell officiating and burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 1 PM until 8 PM and Sunday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Bright Hill United Methodist Church in memory of Linda. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Mrs. Tommie Webster Dedmon

July 27, 2018

Mrs. Tommie Webster Dedmon, age 83, of Alexandria, TN, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Mrs. Dedmon was born February 21, 1935 in Dekalb County, TN, daughter of the late James Early Webster and Vallie Tramel Webster. Mrs. Tommie married Buford C. Dedmon and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by Son; Burford Earl Dedmon, Daughter; Teresa Dedmon, Five Sisters, and Two Brothers. Mrs. Tommie was a member of the Malone’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Dedmon is survived by Granddaughters; April (Joel) Armstrong of Hickman, TN, and Misty Dedmon of Smithville, TN. Great-Grandchildren; Brettany Hunt, Brady Hunt, Brylee Hunt, Layla Dedmon, Monica Lomas, and Numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Dedmon are scheduled to be conducted from Avant Funeral Home on Friday, July 27, 2018 at 3PM with Bro. Jason Rich officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held at Avant Funeral Home on Friday from 10AM until service time at 3PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to assist with the funeral expenses.




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