Amy Davenport Stanley

December 3, 2018

Mrs. Amy Davenport Stanley age 41 of McMinnville, TN, (Blues Hill Community) died Saturday, December 01, 2018, at her residence. She was born May 17, 1977, in Smithville, TN, was a factory worker with Tenneco Automotive, and attended New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by grandparents Emma Bell and Morgan Cantrell, and John and Betty Davenport, a nephew Jaythan Johnson, father-in-law Steve “Pappy” Stanley, and mother-in-law Lucy Stanley.

Survivors include her husband Paul Stanley, children Jasmine Saylors Kilgore and husband Ryan and Duston Saylors, siblings Christy (Joseph) Arnold, Jennifer Johnson and fiancée Timmy Ellis, and Billy Johnson, parents Doug Davenport and Brenda Johnson and her fiancée Ronnie Walker, nieces and nephews Yasmin and Lealon Arnold, Jaira, Jase, Alexis, Whitny, Dalton, and Bryson Johnson, and special friend Amy Lawson. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, family members and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, December 04, 2018, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Ricky Arnold will officiate. Interment will follow at Blues Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and again Tuesday from 10:30 A.M. until 2:30 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.

Jonathan Wayne Adcock

December 3, 2018

51 year old Jonathan Wayne Adcock of Smithville passed away Wednesday, November 28 at his residence. He was employed at Smithport Cabinetry. The family has chosen direct cremation and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Adcock; grandparents, Haston and Rose Adcock; and two uncles, Danny and Ronald Adcock. He is survived by his father, Gary Adcock of Smithville. Sister Holly and Dale Bryant of Dowelltown. Two uncles, Eddie and Kimberlee Adcock of Michigan and Kenneth Adcock of Arizona. Niece, Destiny and Travis Pendergraff of Smithville and nephew, Devin Thomas of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Robert Reasonover

November 29, 2018

Mr. James Robert Reasonover, age 83, of Alexandria, TN, passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Mr. Reasonover was born in the Sykes Community of Smith County, TN, on march 11, 1935, the son of the late James Ernest “Stokes” Reasonover and Ruth Kyle Reasonover. He was a 1956 graduate of Gordonsville High School. Mr. Reasonover served his country in the United States Air Force for four years. He worked for TRW/Ross Gear for several years until his retirement. Mr. Reasonover was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. He married Jean Parkerson on July 11, 1964.

Mr. Reasonover is survived by Wife of 54 years; Jean Parkerson Reasonover of Alexandria, TN. Two Sons; Larry Reasonover of Thompson Station, TN, and Robby (Rachel) Reasonover of Chapel Hill, TN. Four Grandchildren; Andy Reasonover, Katie Choi, John Reasonover, and Micah Reasonover. Sister; Marion Winfree. Nephew; Brice Winfree. Two Nieces; Freda (Chester) Jordan and Sandra Dowdy. A host of friends and family also survive.

Funeral Services for Mr. Reasonover are scheduled to be conducted from Avant Funeral Home onFriday, November 30, 2018 at 2PM with Bro. Ricky Scruggs and Danny Parkerson officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation with the Reasonover Family will be at Avant Funeral Home on Thursday from 12 Noon until 8PM and on Friday after 10AM until service time at 2PM.

In lieu of flowers, the Reasonover Family requests memorials be made to the New Hope Baptist Youth Fund, New Hope Cemetery Fund c/o John David Foutch, Dekalb West Basketball Program, Alexandria Dekalb County Fair, Tennessee Oncology Foundation, Avalon Hospice Services, or the charity of your choice.


Rex Alan Droste

November 29, 2018

Rex Alan Droste age 61 of Liberty passed away Tuesday night, November 27, 2018 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER.  He was born February 1, 1957 to his parents, Leo and Evelyn Jacobson Droste.  He was a published author, worked at IBM, he sang at NHC HealthCare and the Webb House and was a member of the Webb’s Chapel United Methodist Church.  He is survived by 2 children; companion, Anne Thiel of Liberty; parents, Leo and Evelyn Droste of Lebanon; siblings, Roxanne Burleigh of Lebanon, Paul (Joani) Droste of Portland, Connie Benson (Doug Conyer) of Westmoreland, Mark Droste (Barbara) of Murfreesboro and Cheryl (Larry) Flanery of Westmoreland; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.  There will be a Celebration of Life Service held 11:AM Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Webb’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Bro. David Hill officiating.  Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice, in memory of Rex.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest Gray Murphy

November 28, 2018

68 year old Ernest Gray Murphy of Smithville passed away Friday, November 16 at NHC Smithville. He was a self employed concrete finisher. A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 2 at 5 p.m. at the Smithville Nazarene Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. until the memorial service at 5 p.m.. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnel and Della Hale Murphy; one son, William Michael Murphy; a brother, William Selmar Murphy; and a sister, Minnie Lee Poss. Survivors include two daughters, Stephanie and Brian Leist and Veronica and Gary Johnson all of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Christian and Nick Underhill, Mikey Steinbach, Alexis Atnip and Savanna Murphy all of Smithville. Five sisters, Frances and George Fincher of McMinnville, Dimple and Charles Blanchfield, Donna and Mike Hewell all of Smithville, Darlene and David Griffith of Gassaway and Denise Redmon of Soddy Daisy and mother of his children, Drenda Murphy of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

W.C. “Junior” Gibbs

November 28, 2018

W.C. “Junior” Gibbs age 82 of Lebanon, died Monday evening, Nov. 26, 2018 at his residence. Born April 2, 1936 in Dekalb County he was the son of the late William Carl Gibbs and Geneva Walden Gibbs and was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Reynolds and brother, Danny Gibbs. He was retired from Allied Meter Co. and was a member of Westland United Methodist Church. Junior is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Gill Gibbs; sisters, Ruby Reynolds and Jewell (Bobby) Ponder of Smithville, DeEtta Shelton and Alma (Jerry) Montgomery of Dowelltown, Irene (James) Jennings of Hermitage; a brother, Billy Gibbs of Dowelltown; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Brent Davis and Steve Combs officiating. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. till service time Friday. Pallbearers, Larry Bain, Hunter Jordan, Bill Stephens, Jason Turner, Blake and Brandon Bass, Aaron Jenkins, Tim Goolsby. Honorary pallbearers, Sam Swindell, Ken and Kenny Scott, Dewight Huddleston. Interment at Bethlehem Cemetery.  HUNTER FUNERAL HOME (615)237-9318

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