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Miscellaneous Smith County, Tennessee Obituaries


Charles M. Carmack
Funeral services for Mr. Charles M. Carmack, age 66 of Gordonsville, were held Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiated and burial followed in the Scott Cemetery in the Fairview community of Jackson County. Mr. Carmack died Monday morning, January 15, 2001in the Smith County Memorial Hospital in Carthage. Born April 30, 1934 in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Charlie Young and Rose Nell Carmack Scott. Survivors include five brothers, George Scott and John Scott, both of Smyrna, Edward Scott of Gallatin, Elmer Scott of Mt. Juliet and Billy Scott of Gainesboro; two sisters, Dortha Williams of Gordonsville and Thelma Rogers of Hilham; two special nieces, Sandra Lambert and Brenda Davis; other nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro, directors.

Fannie Williams Hall
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Williams Hall, age 94 of South Carthage, were held Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Bro. Dan Huffines and Bro. Edward L. Anderson officiated. Burial followed in John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County. Mrs. Hall died Monday morning, January 15, 2001. She was born November 14, 1906 in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Rance and Nora Blankenship Williams. Mrs. Hall was married to Allison C. Hall, who passed away September 28, 1973. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. She was a former resident of Gainesboro. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hall was preceded in death by one son, Earl W. Hall; one brother, Lilbert Williams; and one grandchild. Surviving relatives include two sons, Hubert Lee Hall of Hermitage and James Hall of Hickman; one sister, Wilma Richardson of South Carthage; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro, directors.

Truman Beasley
Longtime Smith County Health Care resident Truman Beasley died of apparent congestive heart failure in his sleep. He was pronounced dead at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2001 at the age of seventy-seven. Services were conducted on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 by Edward L. Anderson from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Beasley Family Cemetery in the Buffalo community. Mr. Beasley was born in the Beasley Hollow at Defeated Creek on the 27th day of March in 1923. He was the only child of the late Darris Beasley, who died January 28, 1957, and the late Effie McKinney Beasley, who died July 4, 1964. Mr. Beasley and his mother were among the first patients admitted to the former Gregory Convalescent Home on June 28, 1964, six days before his mother's death. Mr. Beasley had been a resident of that home, now known as Smith County Health Care, for over thirty-six years. Although with a limited learning ability but a wonderful memory, Mr. Beasley graduated from the eighth grade at the old Defeated Creek Elementary School. Mr. Beasley was a member of the Montrose Church of Christ at Defeated Creek for almost thirty years before moving to the rest home and placing membership at the Carthage Church of Christ. Having no immediate family, he was cared for by members of the church and held a special place in the hearts of many of the health care employees. He was also befriended by many families who had relatives at the health care center. Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage, directors.

Merton Beaudion, Sr.
Mr. Merton Beaudion, Sr., age 65 of Carthage, died Saturday afternoon, January 13, 2001, at 3:30 at his home of cancer. A graveside mass was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 with Father Zachary Payikat the Celebrant. Burial followed in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. The Rosary was said at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Beaudion was born July 19, 1935 in Ogdensburg in St. Lawrence County, New York. He was the son of the late Alexander and Ethel Beaudion. On August 29, 1969 he was married to the former Margaret Jean Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a retired construction worker and after retirement in New York he moved to a Cannon County farm where he lived for five years before moving to Carthage. He was a communicant of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Lebanon. Surviving, in addition to his wife of thirty-one years, are five children, Mert Beaudion, Jr., Peggy Stringer, Susan O'Leary and John Beaudion, all of Carthage, Patrick Beaudion of Panama City, Florida; sister, Beatrice Kline of Pennsylvania; fourteen grandchildren. Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage, directors.

Ruth Wilson Shoemake
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Wilson Shoemake, age 84 of the Bowlings Branch community, were held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday morning, January 13, 2001, conducted by Bro. Bobby Peoples. Interment was in the Gordonsville Cemetery. Mrs. Shoemake died Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at her residence. Mrs. Shoemake was born in Hilham in Overton County, on February 12, 1916, the daughter of the late Sarah Sutton and George Thomas Wilson. She was married to Horace Chism Shoemake on December 20, 1941 and he preceded her in death on September 12, 1983. She attended the Bowlings Branch Church of God of Prophecy. Mrs. Shoemake is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Dianna Shoemake of the Bowlings Branch community; two daughters and sons-in-law, Georgia and Bob Main of the Bowlings Branch community and Sandra and Tom Clark of Eddyville, Kentucky; thirteen grandchildren, Tiffany, Heather, Shannon, Patrick, Meredith, Delia, James Clinton, John, Thomas Ray, Sherry, Christopher, Christina and Jackie; thirteen great-grandchildren, Courtney, Matthew, Hillary, Aslynn, Ian, Dannielle, Logan, Addison, Chelsea, Megan, Kaitlynn, Hunter and Rhiannon; brother, Fred Wilson of Nashville; three sisters, Mrs. Leva Roberts and Mrs. Jean Hensley, both of Carthage and Mrs. Hazel Preston of Gordonsville. The Shoemake family requests memorials be made to the Bowlings Branch Church of God of Prophecy, c/o Bobby Peoples, 372 Lancaster highway, Hickman, TN 38567. Bass Funeral Homes, Gordonsville Chapel, directors.

Charlotte Stewart Sykes
Charlotte Stewart Sykes, age 61 of Clarksville, died January 9, 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elder L. A. Stewart, who preached in the Smith County area, and Effie Porter Stewart, who was originally from Smith County. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. (Bob) Sykes of Clarksville; son, Stewart Sykes of Clarksville; daughter, Nicole Sykes Morris of Clarksville; one grandchild, Presleigh Sykes of Clarksville; sister, Eloise Law of Gallatin. Mrs. Sykes was born in Scottsville, Kentucky on July 27, 1939. She was a housewife and a member of Williams Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, at Sykes Funeral Home chapel in Clarksville with Elders Arnet Gregory, Frankie Kirby, Malcolm Grizzel and Johnny Carver officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liver Foundation, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, c/o Yvonne Moneypenney, 801 Oxford House, Nashville, TN 37232-4753. Pallbearers were Stewart Sykes, Chris Williams, Jeff Arwood, Charlie Binkley, Joe Blankenship, Andy Spears, Bob Belvin, Thomas Brennan, Noble Fulton. Sykes Funeral Home, Clarksville, directors.

Britt Collins Winfree
Funeral services for Britt Collins Winfree, age 74 of Hickory, North Carolina, were held Tuesday, April 24, 2001, at 4:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hickory, North Carolina, officiated by Rev. Greg Williams. Interment followed in Catawba Memorial Park. Mr. Winfree died April 21, 2001. He was born September 20, 1926 in Hickman, the son of the late B.C. Winfree and Lillie Collins Winfree. His wife, Betty Pope Winfree, also preceded him in death on October 3, 1989. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church and a retired cabinet room supervisor from Drexel Heritage. He served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Survivors include sisters, Mrs. Katherine Price of Bethlehem, North Carolina and Mrs. Betty Dube of Rochester, New Hampshire; a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Flora Lee Lynch and Louise Wilkinson; and two brothers, J.W. Winfree and Jerry K. Winfree. Memorials may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 1644 Main Ave. Dr. NW, Hickory, NC 28601.

Reba Ogeal Blair
Funeral services for Mrs. Reba Ogeal Blair were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 16 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Interment followed in Dickens Cemetery in Smith County. Mrs. Blair, age 73, of Watertown, died Saturday, April 14, 2001 at the University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born July 27, 1927 in Smith County to Mack Poole and Vergie Bennett Poole. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by grandchildren, Scott Henry Fields, Jeffery Davis Elrod, Robbie Darrell Blair and great-grandchild, Brandi Nichole Hensley. Survivors include her husband, Hugh Blair of Watertown; children, Reba (Lewis) Fields of Chestnut Mound, Carolyn (the late Jimmy) Elrod of Elmwood, Melba (Paul) Morris of Florida, Roger (Brenda) Blair of Watertown, Mack Blair of Watertown, Robert (Carolyn) Blair of Watertown, Mai Nell (Eddie) Bennett of Lebanon, Ronnie Blair of Watertown, Penny (Mike) Hesson of Arkansas, Johnny (Tammy) Blair of Watertown; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren and sister-in-law, Altie Poole of Shop Springs. Grandsons and great-grandsons were pallbearers.

Elvie Ballinger
Mrs. Elvie Ballinger, age 91 of Carthage, died at 11:32 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2001, at the Carthage General Hospital after an extended illness. Graveside service and interment were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 at the Smith County Memorial Gardens with Rev. Russell Cain officiating. Mrs. Ballinger, a native of Smith County, was the daughter of the late Tom H. and Maggie Givens Mundy. She was married to Herbert Benton Ballinger who preceded her in death on March 31, 1982. Mrs. Ballinger was a life-long homemaker who spent many hours crocheting. She was a member of the Carthage United Methodist Church. Survivors include three grand-children, Tommy Ballinger of Carthage, Janet Jenkins of Pleasant Shade and Valerie Gibbs of Carthage; daughter-in-law, June Ballinger of Carthage; sister, Rhoda Bridges of Madison; brother, W.E. Mundy of Carthage; two great-grandchildren. Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage, directors.

Betty Pearl Maynard
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Pearl Maynard, age 83 of the Temperance Hall community, were held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2001, conducted by Bro. Dickie Johnson and Bro. Jim Carr. Interment was in the Gordonsville Cemetery. Mrs. Maynard died Thursday afternoon, July 26, 2001 at Baptist DeKalb Hospital in Smithville. Mrs. Maynard was born in the McClure's Bend area of Smith County, the daughter of the late Frances Fannie Davis and Edward Grisham. She was married to Robert Sheliah Maynard, who preceded her in death in June 1985. A daughter, Edith Kelley also preceded her in death in July 1998. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Temperance Hal United Methodist Church. Mrs. Maynard is survived by two daughters, Virginia (Bob) Petty of Gordonsville and Reba Dedmon of Temperance Hall; son, Stanford (Dorothy) Maynard of Elmwood; step-brother, Eddie Slager of Portland; nineteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were Randy Petty, Richard Petty, Ricky Collins, Chris Collins, Ritchie Roberts and Gary Roberts. Bass Funeral Homes, Gordonsville Chapel, directors.

Ocia Stewart
Funeral services for Mrs. Ocia Stewart, age 92 of Nashville and formerly of Gordonsville, were held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday afternoon, July 29, 2001, conducted by her nephews, Bro. Jerry Smith and Bro. L. B. Watts. Interment was in the Gordonsville Cemetery. Mrs. Stewart died Thursday afternoon, July 26, 2001 at Metro Nashville Bordeaux Hospital. Mrs. Stewart was born in Hickman, the daughter of the late Lula Harel and John Wesley Watts. She was the last surviving sibling of eleven children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Stewart; a son, James Stewart and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Stewart. She was a nurses' aid at Metro Nashville Bordeaux Hospital, retiring in 1974. Mrs. Stewart is survived by four sons, J.W. Stewart of Nashville, Buford Stewart of Arrington, Earl Stewart of Arrington and Dewey Stewart of Murfreesboro; seventeen grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers were her sons and grandsons. Bass Funeral Homes, Gordonsville Chapel, directors.

Ada Mildred Tucker
Funeral services for Ada Mildred Tucker, age 81 of Silver Point, were held Tuesday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m. from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper & Huddleston Funeral Home with burial following in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville. Bro. Dwight Henry officiated the services. Mrs. Tucker died Sunday, July 22, 2001 at Carthage General Hospital. She was born January 13, 1920 in Smith County, the late late Jep and Margie Haynes Malone. She was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Tucker; three sons, Jimmy, David & Jerry Tucker; three sisters, Alta Whitehead, Ruby Christian & Bonnie Putty; three brothers, Logan, Carl and George Malone. Survivors include her husband, Brad Tucker of Silver Point; three sons & two daughters-in-law, Danny Tucker of Granville, Donald & Valissa Tucker of Silver point, Ronnie & Shelley Tucker of Buffalo Valley; two sisters, Catherine Chambers of Buffalo Valley, Bobbie Hood of Cookeville; thirteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. Baxter Chapel of Hopper & Huddleston Funeral Home, directors.

Presley Lane & Peyton Edward Crawford
Presley Lane and Peyton Edward Crawford, newborn twin sons of Shearye Crawford of New Middleton, died at birth Friday morning, July 20, 2001, at the University Medical Center in Lebanon. Graveside services were conducted on Saturday afternoon by Elder Lewis Sandlin. Burial followed the 4:00 p.m. services in Babyland in Smith County Memorial Gardens. Surviving, in addition to the mother, are the maternal grandparents, Ed and Pennie Sircy Crawford; great-grandparents, Edward and Ruby Crawford, all of New Middleton; great-great-grandmother, Lou Ella Grisham of Carthage and Eva Sircy of Hickman. The maternal great-grandparents, Fritz and Betty Grisham Sircy are deceased. Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage, directors.

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