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Mrs. Norma Clemons

Mrs. Norma Clemons

Mrs. Norma Clemons, age 80, of South Carthage, died Thursday morning, May 10, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.  She is survived by: children, Gary Clemons and wife Wanda of South Carthage, Sharon Neal of South Carthage, Pam Wilson and husband Don of Clarksville, Doug Clemons of Mountain City; 5 grandchildren, Matthew Wilson, Brian Wilson, Kimberly Sircy, Jennifer Wheeler, Tracy Lynn Thomas; 9 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Clemons is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, May 12 at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers are: Matthew Wilson, Brian Wilson, Brad Boyd, Kelly Wheeler, Ed Brown, Ron Meredith.

Visitation will be on Saturday only from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Ms. Kathy Salisbury

Ms. Kathy Salisbury, age 67, of Sykes, TN, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Kathy was born January 16, 1951 in Livingston, TX. She is preceded in death by Husband; Ralph Salisbury. Kathy was as a paralegal in Florida for numerous years before moving to Sykes, TN in 2000. She was a member of the Hickman Baptist Church.

Kathy is survived by Sons; Oliver (Jessica) Eiland of Crawford, TN, and Michael (Augustina) Salisbury of Gordonsville, TN. Daughter; Hester Eiland and Eight grandchildren.

Funeral Services for Ms. Salisbury are scheduled to be conducted from the Hickman Baptist Church on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 4PM with Bro. Mark Stinnett officiating.

Graveside Services and Interment for Ms. Salisbury are scheduled for Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11AM at the family cemetery in Crawford, TN.

Visitation with the Family will be at Hickman Baptist Church on Sunday from 2PM until 4PM.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Mr. Leon D. Barnes

Mr. Leon D. Barnes

Mr. Leon D. Barnes, age 68, of Chestnut Mound, TN, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Leon was born February 16, 1950 in Lebanon, TN, a Son of the late Dillard Barnes and Mary Frances Butner. He married Joyce Harville on December 19, 1970 and she preceded him in death on November 15, 2017. He was also preceded in death by Infant Sister; Ruby Barnes and Brother; Kenneth Barnes.

Leon graduated from Lebanon High School. After high school, Leon became the first certified BMW Mechanic in the State of Tennessee. After becoming certified, Leon worked at the BMW Dealership in Nashville, TN, then known as Superior Motors and currently known as BMW of Franklin. He later worked at the Gordonsville Zinc Mine. Leon continued work as a mechanic even during his public jobs, and often worked from morning until Joyce called him in for the evening. When he wasn’t working, Leon especially loved to fish and hunt.

Leon is survived by Daughter; Angie Hunter and husband Shannon of Maggart, TN. Grandson; Lucus Hunter. Granddaughter; Amberlenn Hunter. Step-Grandson; Cody Payne. Sister-in-Law; Allie Farley of Chestnut Mound, TN. Siblings; Jane, Ann, Eunice, Dillard Ray, Bobby Joe, and Billy. Numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services for Mr. Barnes are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11AM. Interment will follow in the Dickens Cemetery in Maggart.

Visitation with the Barnes Family will be at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday from 3PM until 7PM and on Saturday from 9AM until service time at 11AM.

In lieu of flowers, the Barnes Family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association.

Mr. Larry “Curly” Franklin

Mr. Larry “Curly” Franklin

Mr. Larry “Curly” Franklin, age 70, of the Brooks Bend Community, died Tuesday evening, May 8, at Lebanon Health and Rehab.  He is survived by: 4 sisters, Janie Creswell of Lebanon, Carnell Climer and husband Bobby of Elmwood, Patricia Montgomery and husband David of Lebanon, Vickie Allen and husband Larry of Cookeville; 2 brothers, Glen Franklin and wife Pam of Gainesboro, Stanley Franklin of Carthage.

Mr. Franklin is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. in Kempville.   Graveside Services and Interment will be conducted on Thursday afternoon, May 10, at 1:00 PM at Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.  Bro. Jeff Burton will officiate.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation at the Hackett Chapel in Kempville will be on Thursday only from 11:00 AM until leaving for the cemetery at 12:45 PM.

The family has requested memorials to assist with monument expenses.

Mr. Herman Madewell

Mr. Herman Madewell

Mr. Herman Madewell, age 76, of Granville, died Tuesday afternoon, May 8,  at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.  He is survived by: 3 children, Ronnie Madewell of Silver Point, Kathy Jones of Enigma, Tracy Madewell of Carthage; brother, Willard Madewell and wife Jewel of Enigma; 9 grandchildren, Blake Madewell, Lashanna Martinez, Dalton Lee Madewell, Gary Madewell, Tamer Jones, Melinda Brown and husband Josh, Matt Taylor and wife Bobbie Jo, Chaz Smith, Jake Watts; 17 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Madewell is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Friday morning, May 11, at 11:00 AM.  Bro. Danny Huff will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers are: Ronnie Madewell, Willard Madewell, Brad, Danny Huff, Nathan Huff, Franklin Brown.

Visitation will begin on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

Mrs. Dolores Smith

Mrs. Dolores Smith

Mrs. Dolores Smith, age 54, of Defeated Creek, died Sunday morning, May 6, at her home.  She is survived by : husband, Floyd Smith; son, Ryan Smith of Defeated Creek; 2 sisters, Priscilla Atkins and husband Tim of Romeoville, Illinois, Ella Schoen of Romeoville, Illinois; brother, Ricky Schoen of Romeoville, Illinois.

Mrs. Smith is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.  She will be cremated at Cumberland Family services. No services are planned.

Ms. Mary Ruth Leftwich

Ms. Mary Ruth Leftwich

Ms. Mary Ruth Leftwich, Age 70 of Carthage, TN, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018.

Mary Ruth was born November 9, 1947 in Nashville, TN, the daughter of the late Ray Leftwich and Mary Lancaster Leftwich. She was also preceded in death by Brother; John Wayne Leftwich, Sr. Mary Ruth was a 1965 graduate of Two Rivers High School. She then attended Middle Tennessee State University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Education before attending Tennessee Technological University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Education. Mary Ruth worked as a teacher and librarian for the Smith County School System. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and National Park Service. Mary Ruth attended Carthage United Methodist Church.

Ms. Leftwich is survived by Two Daughters; Abby Shivers and husband Tim of Dixon Springs, TN, and Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Pierucki and husband Matt of Lebanon, TN. Grandchildren; Taylor Shivers, Emily Shivers, Emma Pierucki, and Meg Pierucki. Nephew; John Wayne Leftwich, Jr. of Smithville, TN.

The family will hold a private service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the DAR or the National Park Service.

Mr. Herbert Haley, Jr.

Mr. Herbert Haley, Jr., age 71, of Lancaster, TN, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018.

Herbert was born February 5, 1947 in Woodbury, TN, son of the late Herbert Haley, Sr. and Altie Pearl Bogle. He grew up in the Short Mountain Community and graduated from Dekalb County High School. Herbert married Helen Faye Bennett. Herbert and Faye shared a love of antiques, and turned it into a business for several years. He also worked for Rice Construction and the Gordonsville Zinc Mine. Herbert farmed for a number of years. He was a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church.

Mr. Haley is survived by Wife of over 50 years; Faye Haley of Lancaster, TN. Son; Gary (Norma) Tisdale of Lancaster, TN. Grandson; Tyler (Stephanie) Tisdale of Lancaster, TN. Sister; Helen Marie Robinson of Carthage, TN. Nephew; Chris Robinson.

Graveside Services for Family and Friends are scheduled to be conducted, Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1PM at the Gordonsville Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy Gregory officiating.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Mrs. Virginia Ann Martin

Mrs. Virginia Ann Martin

Mrs. Virginia Ann Martin, age 79, of Lebanon, TN, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018.

Virginia was born January 2, 1939 in Macon County, TN, Daughter of the late Sam Carver and Pearl Swindle. She was also preceded in death by Five Children and Three Brothers. Virginia married Robert C. Martin and he preceded her in death on May 13, 2012. She was a homemaker and a loving wife and mother.

Mrs. Martin is survived by Five Children; Robert A. (Nannette) Martin of Lebanon, TN, Michael (Angela) Martin of Lebanon, TN, Tracey (Jessica) West of Smyrna, TN, Tracie (Chris) Duncan of Lebanon, TN, and Gary Graves of Kentucky. Brother; Larry Swindle of Mt. Juliet, TN. Numerous Grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Martin are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1PM with Bro. Jeff Oliver officiating. Interment will follow in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the Martin Family will be at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday from 2PM until 8PM and on Monday from 10AM until service time at 1PM.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, CARTHAGE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Ms. Sara Kaye Stallings

Ms. Sara Kaye Stallings

Ms. Sara Kaye Stallings, age 55, of the Buffalo Community, died Tuesday morning, May 1, at Alive hospice in Nashville.  She is survived by: son, Jake Watts and wife Rhonda of Brush Creek; father, Herman Madewell of Martins Creek; siblings, Kathy Jones of Enigma, Ronnie Madewell; 2 grandchildren, Kelcie Lynn Watts and Kolby Dallas Jackson Watts; boy friend, Jacob Tousley of Buffalo.

Ms. Stallings is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, May 4, at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Bobby Ray will officiate. Interment in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation will begin on Thursday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Tyler Mitchell Flanary Obituary

Tyler Mitchell Flanary

Tyler Mitchell Flanary, 18, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 from the results of a kayaking accident.

He was a 2017 graduate of Union High School and was a very loved member of the Reno’s team. He enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, enjoyed snowboarding and loved spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are his parents, Tracey Jordan and husband Wayne of Big Stone Gap, VA and Kevin Flanary and wife April of Cookeville, TN; three brothers, Garrett Thompson and fiancé Savahanna Kern of Norton, VA, Dillon Flanary of Murfreesboro, TN and Gabriel Reed of Johnson City, TN; three sisters, Alexis Jordan of Big Stone Gap, Madison Jordan of Big Stone Gap and McKinley Reed of Johnson City, TN; grandparents, Eddie and Patricia Flanary of North Port, FL, Thomas and Linda Jernigan of Johnson City, TN, Donna Ervin of Big Stone Gap, Richard Ward of Orange Park, FL, Rick Taylor of Norton, VA and Debra Taylor of Wise, VA; special mamaw, Shirley Thompson of Pound, VA; great-grandmother, Doris Ward of Orange Park, FL; two uncles, Jody Flanary and wife Mandy of Kingsport, TN and Tim Ward and wife Tanya of Norton, VA; four aunts, Katie Jenkins and husband Justin of Johnson City, TN, Victoria Mullins and husband Chris of Norton, VA, Rachel Acton and husband Ben of Birmingham, AL and Jessica Johnson and husband Hunter of Nashville, TN; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Tyler Mitchell Flanary will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Zion Family Ministries, 1613 Norton Rd, Wise, VA 24293 with Pastor Wayne Hager and Pastor Jonathan Short officiating. Family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. till time of services at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the church. Graveside committal services and burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 4, 2018 in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens in Big Stone Gap, VA. Family and friends will meet at 10:00 A.M. Friday at the church to go to the cemetery in procession. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorial contributions be made to the following Ronald McDonald Houses: Southern Appalachian RMHC, Inc. 418 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604 and RMH of Winston-Salem, Inc. 419 S. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, VA 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

 

Mr. Loften “Monk” Bryant

Mr. Loften “Monk” Bryant

Mr. Loften “Monk” Bryant, age 81 of New Middleton, died Saturday morning, April 28, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.  He is survived by: wife, Lavona Bryant; daughter, Polly Bryant of New Middleton; son, Van Robert Bryant of Carthage; sister-in-law, Bobbie Grisham of Carthage; 4 grandchildren, Felicia Weston and husband Jeremy of LaGrange, Georgia, Van Robert Bryant II and wife Jessica of Nashville, Megan Malone and husband Dustin of New Middleton, Minda Grover and husband Zachary of Carthage;  4 great-grandchildren, Loften and Raylon Weston, Jackson and Savannah Malone; sister-in-law, Darlene Bryant of Arnold, Maryland.

A  Private Graveside Service will be conducted at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Carolyn Clay

Mrs. Carolyn Clay

Mrs. Carolyn Clay, age 82, of Defeated Creek, died Saturday afternoon, April 28, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.  She is survived by: 4 children, George Clay and wife Teresa of Defeated Creek, Ramona Wilmore and husband Scotty of Pleasant Shade, Jackie Smith and husband Robert Lee of Hickman, Belinda Wilks of Madison; sister, Veva Holleman and husband Billy of Lebanon; 7 grandchildren, Amanda Mullinax and husband Kevin, Tyler Robinson and wife Kim, Cara Fleenor, Hillary Miller and husband Dusty, Nicole Clay, Austin Clay, Taylor Clay; 6 great-grandchildren, Chloe Fleenor, Rome Robinson, Livy Robinson, Lyla Jayne Miller, Kaden Mullinax, Karson Mullinax.

Mrs. Clay is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, May 1, at 1:00 PM.  Eld. James “Pee Wee” Massey and Bro. Mark Stinnett will officiate.  Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers are: Tyler Robinson, Taylor Clay, Austin Clay, Kaleb Bush, Basil Skelton, Jeff Hudson, Ronnie Anderson, Jamie Sircy and David Cassity.

Visitation will begin on Monday morning at 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Defeated Creek Fire Department.

Mr. Will Terry Whited

Mr. Will Terry Whited, age 63, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Terry was born March 14, 1955 in Carthage, TN, son of the late Will T. Whited and Daisy Dimple Cooper. He was also preceded in death by Sister; Mildred Clydette Rickard and Brother; Foster Dewayne Cooper. Terry worked several years for Tiff Arnold Paving.

Mr. Whited is survived by Wife; Melinda Sue Gibbs Whited of Carthage, TN. Daughter; Katina Southerland of Indianapolis, Indiana. Son; Walter T. Whited of New Jersey. Sister; Laura “Lolly” (Ray) Allmon of Rock City, TN. Brother; Johnny Whited of Gordonsville, TN, and three Grandchildren.

Celebration of Life services for Mr. Whited are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 2PM.

Visitation with the Whited family will be on Saturday from 12 noon until service time at 2PM.

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

BASS FUNERAL HOME, CARTHAGE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Mr. Mike Allen

Mr. Mike Allen

Mr. Mike Allen, age 70, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Mike was born April 7, 1948 in Nashville, TN, a son of the late Malcolm Allen and Cecile Knight Morse. He was also preceded in death by Sister; Helen Mathews, and Brothers; Carmack Allen, Malcolm Allen, Jr, Larry Allen, and Billy Allen.

During Junior High, Mike was a Junior Golden Glove Boxer in the Flyweight Division. He graduated from Howard High School, on Second Avenue in Nashville, in 1966. Mike served his country in the United States Air Force from 1974 until 1978, having the duty of Air Traffic Controller. He married Mary Evelyn Tubb on November 24, 1989. Mike worked as a truck driver for many years, retiring from Stericycle. Mike enjoyed football, fishing, and especially boxing. He was a devoted Husband and Father.

Mr. Allen is survived by Wife of 28 years; Mary Evelyn Tubb Allen of Gordonsville, TN. Son; Tyler Allen of Gordonsville, TN. Sister-in-Laws; Sandra Tubb of New Middleton, TN, and Mae Allen of Waverly, TN. Brother-in-Law; Robert Ward “Rebel” Wilder of Huntsville, AR and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mr. Allen are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6PM with Bro. Mark Stinnett officiating.

Visitation with the Allen Family will be held on Tuesday from 2PM until service time at 6PM.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

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