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Mrs. Vera Jean Newbell

Mrs. Vera Jean Newbell

Mrs. Vera Jean Newbell, age 87, of Huntsville, AL, and a native of Liberty, TN, passed away January 19, 2020.

Mrs. Newbell was born May 21, 1932 in Lancaster, TN, a daughter of the late John L. Fonzo Stacy and Era Mae Vaughn Stacy. She married James Thomas Newbell on December 19, 1953 in Wayne County, MI and he preceded her in death on November 16, 2004. She was also preceded in death by Son; Billy James Newbell, Sisters; Era Dean Stacy Turner, Ethelene Stacy Close, Bobbie Joan Stacy Hale, and Brother; Jack Fonzo Stacy.

Mrs. Newbell was a graduate of Liberty High School. She worked for the Chrysler Corporation for twenty years until her retirement in 1989. Mrs. Newbell is survived by Son; Dr. Bobby (April) Newbell of Huntsville, AL. Sister-in-Law; JoAnn Newbell of Alexandria, TN.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Newbell are scheduled to be conducted from Avant Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 1PM. Interment will follow in the Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Liberty, TN.

Visitation with the Family will be at the Avant Funeral Home on Monday from 4PM until 7PM and on Tuesday after 11AM until service time at 1PM.

Mrs. Sue Washer

Mrs. Sue Washer

Mrs. Sue Washer, age 69, of Lock Seven, died Monday morning, January 13, 2020, at her home.

She is survived by siblings, Junior Bennett of Lock Seven, Joyce Bains and husband Phil of Hiwassee, Renae Powell of Defeated Creek.

Mrs. Washer is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, January 15, at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers at the funeral home are Tyler Hesson, Daniel Bains, Chris Washer, Scott Rigsby, Jesse Rigsby, Kevin Glover; serving as pallbearers at the cemetery are: Josh Glover, Zach Cox, Jason Powell, Kasey Gibbs, Bryan Gibbs, Luke Washer.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Carthage Church of the Nazarene.

Mrs. Ruth Pauline Hiett Bowman

Mrs. Ruth Pauline Hiett Bowman

Mrs. Ruth Pauline Hiett Bowman, age 98 of Carthage, TN, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020.

Mrs. Bowman was born August 30, 1921, in Monoville, TN, a daughter of the late William Howard Hiett and Sally Taylor Hiett. She was also preceded in death by Daughters; Linda Sutton McCormick and Dorothy Ramsey, Son-in-Law; Louis Gregory, Granddaughter; Janice Goolsby, and Grandson; Troy Ramsey.

Mrs. Polly worked at the shirt factory in Carthage and Hartsville.

Mrs. Bowman is survived by Daughter; Faye Gregory of Carthage, TN. Grandchildren; Stanley Ramsey, Carolyn Tayse, Tammy Gonzalez, Timmy Sutton, Karen Wright, James Sutton, Georgia Hicks, Johnathan Sutton, Kenny Gregory, and Ray Gregory. Twenty-nine great grandchildren and forty-three great great-grandchildren. Sister; Sue Perrigo of Carthage, TN.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Bowman are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 11AM with Bro. Jimmy Gregory officiating. Interment will follow in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

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

Mr. Victor (Tommy) Hutchings

Mr. Victor (Tommy) Hutchings, age 64 of Carthage, TN passed away Sunday January 12, 2020, at his home in Carthage, TN.

Mr. Hutchings was born on October 13, 1955 in McMinnville, TN a son of the late Waymon Leondus Hutchings and Rosie Virginia Meadows Hutchings Davis. Mr. Hutchings was married to the late Betty Sue Henson Hutchings who preceded him in death on September 20, 2012. He was a truck driver for Vulcan Materials (formerly Lojac).

Mr. Hutchings is survived by brothers and sisters: Kenneth (Debbie) Hutchings of Lebanon, TN, Allen Hutchings of Lebanon, TN, Michael Hutchings of Madison, TN, Rose Baker of Lebanon, TN, Mary (Gilbert) Springer of Athens, AL, and Lee Hutchings of Jamestown, TN: granddaughter: Serenity Ponder, several nieces and nephews. Brother-in-laws: Kenneth Tidwell of Bon Aqua, TN, Roger (Kathy) Henson of Goodyear, AZ, and Ray Swicegood of Carthage, TN.

Mr. Hutchings remains are at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service for Mr. Hutchings will be held at a later date which will be announced by Bass Funeral Home when the date and time are set.

Mrs. Irene Frank

Mrs. Irene Frank

Mrs. Irene Frank, age 102, of Carthage, died Friday afternoon, January 10, 2020, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.

She is survived by; daughters; Nancy Moran and husband Rich of Tanglewood, Susan Cuevas and husband Brian of Mt. Juliet; granddaughter, Katie Moran King and husband Blake of Mt. Juliet; 2 great-children, Josie and Ellie James King.

Mrs. Frank will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services.  A Memorial Service and Interment will be conducted at a later date in Mulberry Grove, Illinois.

The family has requested memorials to the Emmanuel House or Carthage Pavilion Activity Fund.

Jack McCaleb

Jack McCaleb

Jack McCaleb, age 2 months, infant son of Bryan and Lorane McCaleb of Bluff Creek, died Friday afternoon, January 10, 2020, at Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by: maternal grandmother, Cindy Conover of Crossville; paternal grandmother, Vanda Martin of Bluff Creek; paternal grandfather, Jimmy McCaleb and wife Dorothy of Hiwassee; paternal uncles, Darrick McCaleb of Bluff Creek, Timothy Martin and wife Lisa of Lebanon; several maternal aunts.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon, January 18, at 3:00 PM.  Bro. Shane Smith will officiate.

Visitation will be on Saturday only from 10:00 AM until service time at 3:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Ronald McDonald House.

Mrs. Alice Kelly

Mrs. Alice Kelly

Mrs. Alice Kelly, age 76, of Turkey Creek, died Wednesday morning, January 9, 2020, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.

She is survived by: children: Bill Kelly and wife Sharon of Clarksville, Christina Hinkle and wife Sharon of Jefferson City, Timothy Kelly and significant other, Ann Phillips of Nashville; 2 grandchildren, T. J. Kelly and wife April of Westmoreland, Neil Roy Hinkle of Jefferson City; 2 great-grandchildren, Shane Isaiah Hinkle, Neal David Hinkle.

Mrs. Kelly is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.  Graveside service and interment will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, January 12, at 1:00 PM at Ridgewood Cemetery.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation on Sunday only at the Carthage Chapel from 11:00 AM until leaving for the cemetery at 12:50 PM.

Mrs. Victoria Jean Jackson

Mrs. Victoria Jean Jackson, age 64, of Carthage, TN, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020.

Mrs. Jackson was born February 26, 1955 in Nashville, TN, a daughter of the late Frances Xavier Bruce and Mabel Bruce. She was adopted later in life by Carolyn Lampe Jackson and Patrick Richard Jackson. She loved animals and people. She was always very generous and giving. She was loved by so many and will be truly missed.

Three Sons; Anthony (Tanya) Thomas of Hermitage, TN, Christopher (Sherri) Thomas of Murfreesboro, TN, and Bert Thomas of Carthage, TN. Daughter; Tonya Rodriguez of Carthage, TN. Grandchildren; Brittany Thomas, Christopher Thomas, Jr, Nicholas Thomas, Mercedes Thomas, Victoria Thomas, McKenzie Thomas, Sarah Thomas, and Aubrey Thomas. Four great-grandchildren. Nephew; Patrick Bruce.

Celebration of Life Services for Mrs. Jackson are scheduled to be conducted at a later date.

Ms. Georgia Fay Nixon

Ms. Georgia Fay Nixon, age 76, of Alexandria, TN, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Ms. Nixon was born March 2, 1943, a daughter of the late George C. Nixon and Mary Frances Oakley Nixon. She was a graduate of Liberty High School. She worked at shirt factories for 40 years until her retirement. After retiring, she worked at the Dekalb West Cafeteria for 15 years. She was a longtime member of the Malone’s Chapel Baptist Church. Ms. Fay loved craftwork, flowers and gardening, and cooking for her family and church.

Ms. Nixon is survived by Two Brothers; Roger (Sherry) Nixon of Thompson Station, TN, and Tony (Tina) Nixon of Alexandria, TN. Two Nieces; Shanea (Josh) Cantrell of Smithville, TN, and Katie Nixon of Alexandria, TN.

Funeral Services for Ms. Nixon are scheduled to be conducted at the Avant Funeral Home at 2PM on Friday, January 10, 2020 with Bro. Jason Rich officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery.

Visitation with the Family will be at the Avant Funeral Home on Thursday from 12PM until 8PM and on Friday from 9AM until service time at 2PM.

The family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to Malone’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Eld. Billy Joe Shoulders

Eld. Billy Joe Shoulders

Eld. Billy Joe Shoulders, age 84, of Tanglewood, died Tuesday afternoon, January 7, 2020, at Smith County Health and Rehab.

He is survived by: son, Shannon Shoulders of Tanglewood; sister, Geraldine Gregory of Four-Way Inn, grandson, Charles Smith and wife Sara of Double Springs.

Eld. Shoulders is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, January 10 at 1:00 PM.  Eld. Gary Drennon and Eld. Rickey Hall will officiate.  Interment in the Beasley Cemetery in the Graveltown Community.

Serving as pallbearers are: Randy Shoulders, Kent Smithson, Adam Kemp, Eldon Gregory, Prentice Smith, Jerry Hubbard;  Honorary Pallbearers are: Eld. Charles Gentry, Eld. Junior Dickerson, Bro. Harold Halliburton, Bobby Williams, Danny Sloan, Billy Holliman, Jeff Shoulders, Phillip Anderson, Harold Dillard, Louie West, Billy Gibbs, Joe Thompson, Holly Meyers, Bobby Smith, Michael Nixon, E. L. Watson, Jerry Claiborne, Jeff Kemp, Joe Kemp, Ted Kemp, Eddie Montgomery, Prentice Anderson, Joe Rich, Billy Ballou, Paul Stone, Robert Reed.

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

The family has requested memorials to the Beasley Cemetery Mowing Fund.

Mr. Kenneth Dillehay

Mr. Kenneth Dillehay

Mr. Kenneth Dillehay, age 80, of Monoville, died Sunday morning, January 5, 2020, at his home.

He is survived by: wife, Jean Kirby Dillehay; children, Ken Dillehay and wife Penny of Monoville, Kathy Collins and husband Jimmy of Monoville; 2 grandsons, Tyler Dillehay and wife Kim of Sykes, Josh Dillehay of Monoville; 2 great-grandchildren, Rylen and Maley Dillehay.

Mr. Dillehay is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, January 8, at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Harold Halliburton will officiate.  Tyler Dillehay will present the eulogy.  Interment in the Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are: Brian Kemp, Travis Kemp, Ted Kemp, Ted Allen Kemp, Chad Smith, Steve Bray, Joe Allen Kemp. Honorary pallbearers are: Raymond Allen Smith, Ray Gregory, Dale Bryan, Wendell Meadows, Danny Sloan, Jeff Kemp, Joe Kemp, Phillip Hesson, Digger Poindexter, Tony Elrod.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday from 3:00 until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to Earps Cemetery Mowing Fund or St. Jude Childrens Hospital.

Ms. Birdie Silcox Ross

Ms. Birdie Silcox Ross

Ms. Birdie Silcox Ross, age 74, of Smithville and formerly of Carthage, died Sunday morning, January 5, 2020, at Smithville NHC.

She is survived by: 4 children, Sandra Lincolnius and Crickett of Blocksburg, Virginia, Leslie Bush of Sparta, Penny Flarida of Red Boiling Springs, Sammy Bush and wife Amanda of Tompkinsville, Kentucky; sister, Maxine Barrett of Brush Creek; 2 brothers, Thomas Silcox of Alexandria, Charles Silcox of Carthage; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.

Ms. Ross is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral home where her service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, January 7, at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Tim Frank will officiate.  Interment in the Ridgewood Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are: Thomas Silcox, Charles Silcox, Sammy Bush, Brandon Hale, Don Barrett, Mickey Barrett.

Visitation will be on Tuesday only from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Mrs. Frances McKinney Ballinger

Mrs. Frances McKinney Ballinger

Mrs. Frances McKinney Ballinger, age 97 of Watervale, died Saturday morning, January 4, 2020, at Knollwood in Lafayette.

She is survived by: daughters, Debra Booker and husband Marty of Popes Hill, Sue Shepherd and husband Dwight of Defeated Creek; sister, Lily Brooks of Carmel, Indiana; grandchildren, Candace Enoch, Stephen Enoch and wife Candice, Sue Coleman, Mary Pawluk; great-grandchildren, Stephen Austin Enoch, Maggie Jewell Enoch, Sidney Lane Enoch, Caitlyn Olivia Enoch, Airyn Renee Enoch, Jimmy Glenn Enoch, Chelsea Nicole Shoulders, Dylan Kaine Shoulders, Dalton Cage Shoulders, Tanner Shepherd Brown; great-great-grandchild, Emma Mai Dotson.

Mrs. Ballinger is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral home where her service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, January 7, at 3:00 PM.  Eld. Junior Dickerson will officiate.  Interment in the Ridgewood Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are: Dylan Shoulders, Dalton Cage, Tanner Brown, Stephen Enoch, Sidney Enoch, Jimmy Glenn Enoch.

Visitation will begin on Monday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Tuesday from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to: Plunketts Creek Missionary Baptist Church or Annie Butler Scholarship Fund.

Mr. Cotton Sneed

Mr. Cotton Sneed

Mr. Cotton Sneed, age 91, of Russell Hill, died Friday morning, January 3, 2020, at his home.

He is survived by: wife, Beatrice Sneed; daughter, Beverly White of Red Boiling Springs; 3 grandchildren, Michael Denney of Rock City, Jeffery Denney and wife Jenny of Sparta, Lori Fields and husband Charles of Rock City; brother, Billy Thomas Sneed of Whitleyville; sister-in-law, Marie Sneed of Whitleyville; 9 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Sneed is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, January 5, at 3:00 PM.  Eld. Jason Goad will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers are: Michael Denney, Jeffery Denney, Charles Fields, Timothy Stafford, Michael Stafford, Barry Sneed.

Visitation will begin on Saturday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM until service time at 3:00 PM.

Mrs. Catherine Smith Glover

Mrs. Catherine Smith Glover

Mrs. Catherine Smith Glover, age 91, of the St. Mary’s Community in Smith County, TN, passed away on Thurday, January 2, 2020.

Mrs. Glover was born August 1, 1928 in Lancaster, TN, a daughter of the late Alfred “Cub” Smith and Effie Ethel Petty Smith. She was also preceded in death by Brothers; Buck Smith, Cecil Smith, and Bill Smith, and Sisters; Dorothy Chaffin, Dimple Watson, Imogene Smith, Ruby Rice, and Glenda Sue Woods. Son; James Randall Glover. Two Grandsons; Timothy Taylor Glover and Charles Keith Glover. Mrs. Catherine married James Douglas Glover on April 1, 1946 and he preceded her in death on March 9, 2006.

Mrs. Glover worked at Texas Boot in Carthage, TN, and at the Gregory’s Convalescent Home in Carthage, TN, as a cook. She was a member of the Club Spings Macedonia The Baptist Church of Christ.

Mrs. Glover is survived by Son; Eddie (Melissa) Glover of Cookeville, TN. Seven grandchildren; James Randall (Lisa) Glover, Jr, Angela Renee (Ricky) McCormack, Elizabeth Landell Glover, Jacqueline Nicole (Jonathan) Williams, Kimberly Ann Glover, Hannah Riley Glover, and Emily Grace Glover. Sister; Shirley Petty of Buffalo Valley, TN. Eight greatgrandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Glover are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday, January 6, 2019 at 1PM with Bro. John Davis and Bro. Josh Sherman officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday from 3PM until 8PM and again on Monday after 9AM until service time at 1PM.

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