Mildred Close McDonald
Funeral services for Mildred Close McDonald, 80 of Temperance Hall, were held Sunday, September 6, 1998 at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass funeral Home. Bro. Dickie Johnson and Bro. Comer McGuire officiated and interment was in Gordonsville Cemetery.
She died Thursday, September 3, 1998 at her residence after an extended illness with cancer. She was a native of the Temperance Hall community and the daughter of the late Elijah Smith Close and Drusy Betty Close.
She was married to Robert Acey McDonald, who preceeded her in death on July 30, 1998. She was also preceeded in death by a son Robert Smith McDonald on September 25, 1994. She was a homemaker, a farmer, a member
of Carthage Chapter #190, O.E.S. and a member of the Temperance Hall United Methodist Church.
Mrs. McDonald is survived by a daughter-in-law: Mertie Ann McDonald of Old Hickory, TN; two grandsons and a grand-daughter-in-law: Edward Allen McDonald and Robert Tim and Lisa McDonald all of Mt Juliet, TN: two great-grandchildren: Robert Blake and Shelby Rae McDonald of Mt. Juliet, TN.
Bass Funeral Homes of Gordonsville was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Carl Caldwell, 62, of Smithville, TN were held Saturday, December 27, 2003 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Gregory officiating.
Mr. Caldwell died Thursday, December 25, 2003 at Baptist DeKalb Hospital. He was a retired truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roscoe Caldwell; sister, Joyce Caldwell and infant son, William Carl Caldwell.
He is survived by two daughters: Carla Gail and June Anna Caldwell; former wife, June Ellen Caldwell; mother, Beulah Caldwell; brother, Hoyte Caldwell special friend, Bill Cantrell; three sisters: Carolyn Caldwell and Heneretta Graham all of Smithville and Charlotte Ballew of Clarksville; several nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers were Robert and Randy Caldwell, Jimmy Reader, Lanny Sandlin, Gordon Evans and Paul Tramel.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Dixie Brown Parsley, 81, of Smithville, were held Wednesday, January 7, 2004 in the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
Bro. Chuck Olsen officiated and burial followed in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Parsley passed away January 4, 2004 at Baptist DeKalb Hospital. He was a retired Mill Wright Local 1102 and a member of the VFW.
He was preceded in death by parents, Henry and Effie Cantrell Parsley.
He is survived by daughter, Key Clark of Smithville; grandchildren, Jay Canter and Kelly Jacobs, both of Michigan, Chad Canter of Florida; great grandchildren, Kailey and Nick Canter of Florida.
Pallbearers included Roger Carley, Roger Robinson, Don Young, Bobby Moore, Al Rozell, Dwain Redman and Norman Caldwell. Post 7623 were Honorary Pallbearers.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville, TN was in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Samuel C. Baker, 81, of Smithville, TN, were held Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Don Davidson, pastor of Smithville First Baptist Church, officiating.
Graveside services and burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Dyersburg, TN on Wednesday, December 24, 2003.
Mr. Baker died Saturday, December 21, 2003 at his daughter’s residence in Smithville. He was a retired plant manager with Choctaw, INC. He was a member of the Georgian Hills United Methodist Church in Memphis, TN where he served as past church leader, past chairman of the board and past trustee. He was also a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in WWII.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Rev. William Chester and Eunice Goodridge Baker and sister, Pauline Wilson.
He is survived by wife of 51 years, Rosyln Heeden Baker; daughter, Tena Baker (Don) Davidson both of Smithville; son, Samuel C. (Polly) Baker II of Collieville; five grandchildren: Zachary, Emily and Joshua Davidson and Chet and Anna Baker and sister, Asylee Hulme of Jackson.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Mrs. Leora Davenport, 73, of Lebanon, TN., were held Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at Nave Funeral Home in Lebanon.
Rev. Richard Buckner and Rev. Mike Christian officiated and burial followed in Jennings Cemetery in Statesville, TN.
Mrs. Davenport passed away Sunday evening, January 4, 2004 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Turney Truitt; daughter, Wanda Faye Davenport; brother, Nelson Truitt.
She is survived by husband, William Davenport; step-daughter, Mrs. Doreta (Melvin) Haynes; nieces, Stacie Truitt, Jennifer Truitt and Mrs. Linda (James) Fannin; grandson Rod Fannin.
Nave Funeral Home in Lebanon, TN was in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Jeanne Lynn Vaughn, 40, of Baxter, formerly of McMinnville, were held Friday, January 9, 2004 at McMinnville Funeral Home.
Burial followed in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Ms. Vaughn passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at Cookeville Region Medical Center. She was a native of Elkin, North Carolina and a registered nurse.
She is survived by son, Clint Rigsby of McMinnville; granddaughter, Alyssa Rigsby of McMinnville; mother and stepfather, Mary and Greg Roberts of McMinnville; sisters and brother-in-laws, Janice and Lee Ansell of Smithville and Julie and Troy Sullivan of Rock Island; several aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members.
McMinnville Funeral Home in McMinnville, TN was in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Sue Neighbors, 56, of Smithville, TN were held Monday, January 12, 2004 in the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
Bro. Jimmy Wright officiated and burial followed in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Neighbors died January 10, 2004 at Baptist DeKalb Hospital. She was a dispatcher for the Smithville Police Department and was a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Neighbors and two brothers: Bobby Joe and Kenneth Johnson.
She is survived by son, Chris (Sabrina) Cashwell; three grandchildren: Christopher Logan, Landon Gray and Lucus Bennett Cashwell all of Franklin; three brothers: Melville (Joyce) Johnson and Arnold Johnson both of West Virginia and Daniel (Carolyn) Johnson of North Carolina; one sister, Wilma Beto of West Virginia.
Serving as pallbearers were Gary Walker, Ben Vance, Mell Fletcher, Kenneth and David Johnson and John Angotti.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.