Mrs. Faye Bryant Kelley, age 79, of South Carthage, died Saturday, August 12, at her home in Petersburg, Indiana. She is survived by: husband, Robert Kelley; 2 children, Casey Moreland and wife Jackie of Old Hickory, Cathy Moreland of Old Hickory; 2 sisters, Sylvia Campbell of Anderson, South Carolina, Jerry Newberry and husband Jeremiah of Washington, Indiana; 3 step-sons, Tony Bryant of South Carthage, David Bryant and wife Margaret of Lafayette, Phillip Bryant and wife Rebecca of Alexandria; 5 grandchildren, Jay and Kelsey Moreland, Casey Weaver, Courtney Weaver Quisberg, Caleb Jones; 4 great-grandchildren, Lily Weaver, Logan Weaver, Brayden Quisberg, Madi Quisberg.
Graveside Service and Interment will be conducted on Thursday morning, August 17, at 10:00 AM at Ridgewood Cemetery. Bro. Kerry Dugan will officiate.
Visitation at the Carthage Chapel on Wednesday, August, 16, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 9:00 AM until leaving for the cemetery at 9:50 AM.
Mr. Wayne Harpe, age 67, of Defeated Creek, died Thursday morning, August 10, at St. Thomas West in Nashville. He is survived by: wife, Peggy Harpe; 3 children, Michael Harpe and wife Lisa and Laurie Glover and husband Gary, all of Gordonsville, and Matthew Harpe and wife Nicole of New Middleton; mother-in-law, Movaline Swann; grandchildren, LaShae Harpe, Shannon Harpe, Trevor Glover, Peyton Glover, Connor Glover, Olivia Harpe and Mackenna Harpe; great-grandchildren, Kiora Vann and Sage Harpe.
Mr. Harpe is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted Sunday afternoon, August 13, at 3:00 pm with Eld. Kevin Graham and Eld. Shawn Shepherd officiating. Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens with Eld. Chase Johnson officiating. Serving as active pallbearers are Trevor Glover, Peyton Glover, Nic Harpe, Paul Swann, Bobby Swann, Phil Claywell, Chris Ferrell and Randy Holliman. William L. Bonnell coworkers will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel beginning on Saturday from 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm and on Sunday from 11:00 am until service time at 3:00 pm.
The family has requested memorials to Cornwell’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church or the Jordan Hackett Foundation.
Mrs. Shelbie Jones, age 80, of Carthage, died Wednesday morning, August 9, at Riverview Regional Medical Center. She is survived by: husband, J. T. Jones; 2 sons, John Jones and Jason Jones and wife Angela, all of Carthage; brother, Charlie Wayne Sharp of Hendersonville.
Mrs. Jones is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted Friday morning, August 11, at 11:00 am. Interment in the Tomlinson-Hazelwood Cemetery in Nashville on Friday afternoon, August 11, at 2 :00 pm. Serving as active pallbearers are Wayne Tomlinson, Jerry Tomlinson, Jr., David Tomlinson, Ronald Tomlinson, Mack Richardson and Ron McLarty.
The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel beginning on Thursday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Friday from 9:00 am until service time at 11:00 am.
Today, more and more people are choosing to plan their funerals in advance. We find that there are three basic reasons why our families think this makes sense.
You can relieve an emotional burden from those you love – By being able to make sund decisions in advance, without stress, you can free your loved ones from this responsibility. This allows them to concentrate on supporting each other, rather than being asked to make major decisions at a very emotional time.
You can express your own wishes – Often families are confused about what is proper. They may agonize over what you would have wanted. By selecting your options in advance, there is no doubt. And, you can even change your mind later, if you wish.
You can relieve the financial burden from those you love – If you choose to handle the funding of your funeral in advance, we have plans that will assure your survivors will never have to pay additional funds for the services and merchandise you selected.
You may be amazed at how good it makes you feel to get your wishes on file with us. Enjoy the peace of mind in knowing that these decisions have not been left for others to face.
By talking to one of our Funeral Planning Professionals, you will receive all of the information you need to decide what is right for you.
We are anxious to answer all of your questions and there is, of course, no cost obligation for our services.
Mrs. Virginia McDonald Wilkerson, age 96, of Carthage, died Tuesday evening, August 1, at NHC Tullahoma. She is survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Larry Taormina of Huntsville, Alabama.
Mrs. Wilkerson is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, August 5, at 3:00 PM. Eld. Drew Smith will officiate . Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be on Saturday only from 1:30 PM until service time at 3:00 PM.
The family has requested memorials to the Vanderbilt Alzheimers Research.
78 year old Brystice Amanger Wright of Brush Creek died Tuesday at her residence. She was a homemaker, a Baptist, and a member of the Red Hats Club. The funeral will be Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Mike Gay will officiate and burial will follow in the family cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Wilbur Enlow and Bessie Bell Morris; a sister, Esther Rae Enlow Newman; brothers, Lagrand L. Enlow, Richard Harold Enlow, and John Henry Enlow. Survivors include her husband, Everett Wright of Brush Creek. Children, Terry and Teresa Powell of Alexandria, Jeff Powell of Dinuba, California, Ronald Powell of Nashville, Donald Powell and L.T. Kirk of Nashville, Roy and Valerie Wright of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Julie and Luke Schulte of Evergreen, Colorado. Grandchildren, Kevin, Katherine, Holly, JR, Justin, Shianne, and Savanna. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
Grief is a complex issue that everyone will deal will but that nobody will handle the same. As a funeral director, I am daily confronted with grief – in all of its different forms and ways. I have helped the grieving and been the the one feeling burdened with grief. Having this unique experience of both sides of the spectrum, here are some things I want you to know about grief…
- There is no time line. Oftentimes we think that given a set amount of time will help our hearts to heal from the loss we have experienced. When you lose someone close, your life is altered forever. After some amount of time, you may feel as if you are handling your grief better – then a smell or a picture sends you back, or it may even be a dream. It brings back a flood of memories and may even cause you to become emotional. This may happen often or it may never happen at all.
- There is no “correct” way. The methods that your friend or family member used to cope with their grief may not work for you. Each experience of grief is just as unique as the person going through the grief process or the deceased they are grieving. Do what works best for you, so long as it doesn’t involve any personal abuse or illegal activity.
- Memorialization may help. After a funeral, many people think the monument in the cemetery is one of the last ways we can memorialize someone and use our grief as an expression of love and memory to their loved one. It may help and heal to memorialize in different forms. Some examples may be:
- Pay it Forward – do something nice in memory of your loved one.
- Write – writing letters to friends and family and remembering memories can be very healing and helpful.
- Online Tributes – Our funeral home website allows you to post pictures and memories of your loved one for many others to see and express their memories, too. They are there forever and on a day when you’re feeling burdened with grief, can be a great place to pay tribute and see great memories again.
- Gather – for the deceased that loved a social gathering, not much memorializes one more than to fellowship, share, and enjoy each other’s company.
- It’s okay… – it is okay to be sad, to cry, to be angry, to laugh, to share, and to ask for help. Friends, family, and church are there for support and will often be there for you when grief is overpowering.
Mrs. Joyce Bennett, age 66, of Lock Seven died Saturday morning, July 22, at Riverview Regional in Carthage. She is survived by: husband, Junior Bennett; children, Jennifer Cox and husband Derrick of Carthage, Janet Glover and husband Keith of Pea Ridge, Jamie Hesson and husband Brandon of Rome; siblings, Jewel Rigsby and husband Dave of Lebanon, Betty Gibbs and husband Roger of South Carthage, Bernice Washer and wife Sue of Lock Seven, Willodean Davis of South Carthage, Bill Washer and wife Odean of Pigeon Roost, Ronnie Washer of Carthage; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bennett is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, July 25, at 1:00 PM. Eld. Rickey Hall will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers are: Tyler Hesson, Zach Cox, Kevin Roberts, Josh Glover, Bryan Gibbs, Kasey Gibbs, Cayce Hesson and Michael Hesson.
Visitation will begin Monday afternoon at 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.
The family has requested memorials to: St. Jude Childrens Hospital or North Gordonsville Missionary Baptist Church.
Graveside Services and Interment for Mrs. Shirley Witcher Lynch, age 79, a longtime resident of Bagdad will be conducted on Monday morning, July 24, at 9:00 AM at the Witcher Cemetery in Bagdad. Bro. Jeff Burton will officiate. Family will receive friends after graveside service.
Surviving are: daughter, Lisa Lynch Wallace of Milton; 4 grandchildren, Tonya McClean of Milton, Jessica Sanders of Pensacola, John Wallace of Milton and Joshua Sanders of Nashville; 2 great-grandchildren, Lily McClean and Cassidy McClean both of Milton; and local friends who cared for her, Barbara Vineyard and Kathy and Louise Holland.
Mrs. Ethel Jones Huddleston, age 95, of the of Silver Point, TN, and formerly of the Wolf Creek Community of Dekalb County, TN, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017.
Mrs. Ethel was born April 5, 1922 in Smith County, TN, the daughter of the late Lewis Calvin Jones and Maggie Lou Jones. She was also preceded in death by Sisters; Mae Bennett, Mary Alice Cantrell, Carlee Williams, and Dimple Huddleston. Brothers; Lewis Jones, Jr., Billy Jones, and E.D. Jones. Son-in-Law; David “Wink” Carr and Grandchild; Quint Carr. Mrs. Huddleston married J.R. Huddleston and he preceded her in death on April 30, 2004. She worked at Woodjammer, the Carthage Shirt Factory, and Rose Garden Restaurant in Silver Point, TN.
Mrs. Huddleston is survived by her Daughters; Corina Carr of Silver Point, TN, and Odelene (Richard “Shorty”) Pullum of Baxter, TN. Three Grandchildren; Harlan Carr, David Musgrave, and Kristi Burton. Thirteen Great Grandchildren and Three Great-Great Grandchildren. Sister; Martha Jane Cavanaugh of Centerline, MI, and T.J. (Rose) Jones of Lebanon, TN. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Huddleston are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday, July 14, 2017, at 1PM with Rev. Herb Leftwich and Rev. Tony Crow officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.
Visitation with the Huddleston Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday from 4PM until 8PM and on Friday from 10AM until service time at 1PM.
The Huddleston Family requests donations in Mrs. Ethel’s memory be made to Avalon Hospice.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.
Mr. Hugh Guffey, age 76 of Kenny’s Bend in the Rock City Community, died Monday afternoon, July 10, at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. He is survived by wife, Lassie Guffey; 2 sons, William Guffey and Tommy Guffey of Kenny’s Bend; sister, Linda Cunningham of Carthage; 5 grandchildren, Jennifer Guffey, John Guffey, William Anthony Guffey, Ashley Guffey, Jacob Guffey; 7 great-grandchildren, Taylor Hagan, Jonathan Guffey, Jaden Richardson, David Richardson, Lincoln Mayfield, Skylar Guffey and Cheyenne Guffey.
Mr. Guffey is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Thursday afternoon, July 13 at 3:00 PM. Eld. Dewey Dyer will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Michael Mayfield, James Neal, Tony Burton, Curtis Burton and Tony Dyer.
Visitation will begin on Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 10:00 AM until service time at 3:00 PM.
Mrs. Ruth Webster Agee, age 94, of the Jenkins Hill Community of Sykes, TN, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 while being cared for by her niece, Beverly Agee, at the home of her great nephew, Tyler and Christina Agee and their twins, Conner and Gabriella.
Mrs. Ruth was born December 2, 1922 in Dekalb County, TN, the daughter of the late James Early Webster and Vallie Tramell. She was also preceded by infant Son; Delmas Loving Agee on July 7, 1944, Brothers; John Morgan Webster and Clarence Webster. Sisters; Bettie Webster Johnson, Elsie Webster Pugh, Lorene Webster Driver, Lee Ette Webster Agee. Mrs. Ruth married Marshall Agee on October 19, 1941 and he preceded her in death on July 29, 2006 after 64 years of marriage. She worked at the Carthage Shirt Factory, and farmed dairy cows and tobacco with her husband. Mrs. Ruth was a member of the Hickman Baptist Church. She loved gardening.
Mrs. Agee is survived by her Daughter; Velma Agee Rollins of Nashville, TN. Sister; Tommie Webster Dedmon of Alexandria, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Agee are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 1PM with Bro. Mark Stinnett officiating. Interment will follow in the Baird Memorial Cemetery in Hickman, TN.
Visitation with the Agee Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday from 5PM until 8PM and on Tuesday from 10AM until service time at 1PM.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.
Charles Blevins, 82, of Riverton, IL, died at 1:30 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017 at his home.
Charles was born November 11, 1934 in the New Middleton Community of Smith County, TN, the son of Garrett and Mary Lurla Christian Blevins. He married Darlene Sue Huffines on October 3, 1958; she preceded him in death.
Charles owned and operated his own trucking business, Teamsters Union. He was a member of the Moose Club, National Rifle Association, and American Outdoors. He enjoyed motorcycling, boating, and fishing.
Charles was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Blevins; and sister, Sue Kirk.
He is survived by his sons, Charles Blevins of Edinburg, IL, and Mike (Chris) Blevins of Appleton, WI; daughters, Sheila Chernis of Riverton, IL, and Vickie Sustet of TN; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Loretta Petty of Nabors Hollow Ln in the Bowlings Branch Community, and David (Natalie) Blevins of Taylorville, IL.
Mr. Blevins was cremated and private services were held in Illinois.
This notice provided as a courtesy to the Blevins Family.
BASS OF GORDONSVILLE
Mr. Lloyd Cherry, age 74, of South Carthage, died Saturday afternoon, July 8, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He is survived by: daughter, Becky Bane and Eric Evans of Riddleton; daughter-in-law, Amy Cherry of Pleasant Shade; mother of children, Brenda Scurlock of South Carthage; 4 grandchildren, Jade Bane, Tristin Bane, Makayla Tome and Memory Campbell; 3 great-grandchildren, Jordan Bane, Remington Bane, and Hunter Bane.
Mr. Cherry is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, July 11, at 3:00 PM. Bro. Danny Huff will officiate. Interment in the Dixon Springs Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are: Michael Scurlock, Ray Hughes, Trent Evans, Joseph Sebers, Michael Bane, Raymond McGee, Eric Evans, Elliot Evans and Lee Evans.
Visitation will begin on Monday afternoon at 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until service time at 3:00 PM.
Mrs. Judy Fitzpatrick McDonald, age 77, of Chestnut Mound, died Thursday evening , July 6, at Riverview Regional in Carthage. She is survived by: husband, Joe McDonald; sister, Sue Turner Hall and husband James of Hickman, brother, Bob Fitzpatrick and wife Debra of Aiken, South Carolina; daughter, Jo Ann Holland and husband Gary of Hartsville; son, David McDonald of Chestnut Mound; 3 grandchildren, Tiffany McFarland and husband Jerod of Lebanon, Brittany Jones and husband Robert of Lebanon, Gunner McDonald of Chestnut Mound; 3 great-grandchildren, Lincoln McFarland, Aiden McFarland and Rylee Jones; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Fitzpatrick of Gordonsville.
Mrs. McDonald is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, July 9, at 1:00 PM. Bro. Jeff Burton will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Turner, Eddie Fitzpatrick, Daryl Massey, Tommy Turner, Michael Joe Halliburton, Scotty Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey Ervin.
Visitation will begin on Saturday from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Sunday from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
The family has requested memorials to A. L. S. Clinic at Vanderbilt.