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Mr. Douglas Powell

Mr. Douglas Powell

Mr. Douglas Powell, age 81, of Carthage, TN, and a longtime resident of Defeated, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Mr. Powell was born October 22, 1935 in Smith County, TN, the son of the late Carsie Powell and Lucille Kemp. He was also preceded in death by Son; Jack Larry Powell on April 21, 2005, Sister; Carolyn Nesbitt, and Brother; Billy Joe Powell. Doug graduated from Smith County High School in 1954 and married Jean Whitehead on April 17, 1956. He worked for Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Cooperative and then Middle Tennessee Electric until he retired in 1992. Mr. Powell drove a school bus for the Smith County School System until retirement in February of 2016.

Mr. Powell is survived by Wife of 61 years; Jean Whitehead Powell of Carthage, TN. Daughter; Jill Powell and Frank Bargiacchi of Lebanon, TN.

Funeral Services for Mr. Powell are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2PM with Eld. James Thomas Gibbs officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Powell family will be held at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 11AM until service time at 2PM.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, CARTHAGE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Mrs. Irene Morgan Gregory

Mrs. Irene Morgan Gregory

Mrs. Irene Morgan Gregory, age 87, of Tanglewood, died Wednesday afternoon, April 26, at her daughters home.  She is survived by: daughter, Gail Vincent and husband R. W. of Tanglewood; brother, Henry Carter and wife  Paulette of Athens, Alabama; step-daughters, Phyllis Rigsby and husband Dow of Pleasant Shade, Joyce Hesson and husband Daniel of Russell Hill, Sarah Cotten and husband Danny of Lafayette, Doris Russell and husband James of Lafayette; 6 grandchildren,  Peggy Lee Faustina of Carthage, Russell Vincent of Carthage, Kristi Hassler and husband Jeremy of Riddleton, Lonny Swann and wife Melanie of Monoville, Doug Swann and wife Wynne of Cookeville, Eric Swann and wife Casey of Defeated Creek; 10 step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, 18 step-great-grandchildren; 7 step-great-great-grandchildren; sons-in-law, Bobby Swann and wife Lisa of Defeated Creek, Barry Harville and wife Teresa of Riddleton; sisters-in-law, Mina Carter and Alice Ann Carter both of Athens, Alabama; caregivers, Lisa Grace of Lafayette and Wanda Washer of South Carthage.

Mrs. Gregory is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Saturday morning, April 29, at 11:00 AM.  Henry Carter and Edward L. Anderson will officiate.  Interment in the Ridgewood Cemetery in Carthage.  Serving as active pallbearers are:  Russell Vincent, Lonny Swann, Doug Swann, Eric Swann, Jason Harville and Teddy Spivey.

Visitation will begin on Friday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

The family has requested memorials to Jackson-Smith Youth Camp.

Mrs. Oleda Gwaltney Bass Hill

Mrs. Oleda Gwaltney Bass Hill

Mrs. Oleda Gwaltney Bass Hill, age 90, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

Mrs. Oleda was born December 1, 1926 in the Sykes Community near Hickman, TN, the daughter of the late James Campbell Gwaltney and Wavey Elizabeth Reasonover. She was also preceded in death by Husband; Paul B. Bass on December 7, 1964 and Husband; Claude D. Hill on April 14, 1978. Son-in-Law; James Micheal Finley, Daughter-in-Law; Annette Manning Bass, Great Grandson; Noah David Paul Bass, Step-son; Richard T. Bass, Siblings; Clydell Gwaltney, Cordell Gwaltney, Aloda Gwaltney, Jean McKinney, Edwin Gwaltney, and Johnny Gwaltney.

Mrs. Hill was saved at an early age and attended the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She owned and operated the Wilson County Flower Shop and helped in the operation and management of Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home when it was under the operation of Bass Funeral Home in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. Mrs. Oleda was instrumental in the clerical and management of Bass Funeral Home from the 1940’s into the 1970’s.

Mrs. Hill is survived by her Three Children; Billy and wife Amanda Bass of Carthage, TN, Carol Finley of Gordonsville, TN, and Danny Bass of Lancaster, TN. Step-son; James Robert and wife Cora Bass of Gordonsville, TN. Grandchildren; Zach (Brittney) Bass, Jacob Bass, Sydney Bass, Barry (Lindsay) Finley, Michelle (Chris) Eskew, Matthew Finley, Megan Bass, and Kurt (Christina) Bass. Great-Grandchildren; Eli, Rylee, Sophia, Jude, Lyla Jo, Jackson, Oakley, and Katherine. Brother-in-Law; James L. Bass of Carthage, TN.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hill are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6PM.

Visitation with the family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday from 2PM until 6PM.

Interment will take place in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

The Family requests in lieu of flower or food memorials be made to the Union Hill Cemetery Fund.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Ms. Darlene Hackett Hardison

Ms. Darlene Hackett Hardison

Ms. Darlene Hackett Hardison, age 85, of Lebanon, died Wednesday morning, April 26, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  She is survived by: daughter, Joan Wright and husband Danny of Lebanon, son, Kevin Dillehay of Mt. Juliet; 3 grandchildren, Keith Wright, Kyle Wright and wife Mary Fay, and Taylor Dillehay all of Lebanon.  2 great-grandchildren, Karlee and Will Wright of Lebanon.

Ms. Hardison is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Friday morning, April 28 at 11:00 AM.  Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate.  Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers are: Keith Wright, Kyle Wright, John Muise, Will Wright, Jacky Carver Sr., Jacky Carver Jr.

Visitation will begin on Thursday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

Mr. James Agee

Mr. James Agee

Mr. James Agee, age 75, of Brooks Bend Community at Gladdice, died Saturday evening, April 22, at his home.  He is survived by: wife, Mollie Agee; sons, Tim Agee and wife Sherri of Brooks Bend, Jack Agee and wife Kim of Brooks Bend; mother, Opal Agee of Carthage; 2 sisters, Janice Anderson of Carthage, Peggy Kemp of Defeated Creek; brother, Stan Agee and wife Patty of Brooks Bend; 4 grandchildren, Travis Agee of Smith Bend, Kayla Godwin and husband Jon of Clarkrange, Andrew Agee of Brooks Bend, Jacklyn Agee of Brooks Bend; 3 great-grandchildren, Jaxon Agee, Payson Agee, Madison Godwin.

Mr. Agee is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, April 25, at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Tim Dunavant and Bro. L. C. Trout will officiate.  Interment in the Gene Butler Cemetery.  His co-workers will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will begin on Monday at 12:00 (noon) until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Gene Butler Cemetery Mowing Fund.

Mr. John Davis

Mr. John Davis, age 63, of Baxter and formerly of Carthage, died Thursday evening, April 6, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.  He is survived by: nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

Mr. Davis will be cremated.  Memorial services will be at a later date.

Mr. Ernest Hackett

Mr. Ernest Hackett

Mr. Ernest Hackett, age 89, of Tanglewood, died Sunday morning, April 16, at his home.  He is survived by: son, Jimmy Hackett and wife Jackie of Tanglewood; 5 grandsons, Lance Hackett and wife Angela of Dixon Springs, Brett Hackett of Riddleton, Brian Hackett of Riddleton, Josh Hackett and wife Lindsey of Riddleton, Jake Hackett of Tanglewood; step-granddaughter, Jarraca Holder of Tanglewood, 2 great-grandchildren, Audrey and Carson Hackett of Dixon Springs.

Mr. Hackett is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, April 19, at 1:00 PM.  Eld. Stephen Brooks and Eld. Charles Allen Gentry will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.  The grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Mr. Ralph Emerson Williams, Sr

Ralph Emerson Williams Sr.

Mr. Ralph Emerson Williams, Sr, age 91, of West Chester, OH, and a native of Smith County, TN, passed away Friday April 14, 2017.

Mr. Williams was born July 7, 1925 in Smith County, TN, the son of the late Haskell Williams and Naomi Smith. He married Betty Jewel Taylor on June 17, 1950 and she preceded him in death on June 26, 2011. Mr. Williams was also preceded by Brother; Harold Williams, Sister; Billie Sircy, and infant sister; Syble Williams. He worked in with heavy equipment as a mechanic and was part of the construction of super highways I-71 and I-75 in Ohio. Mr. Williams was a 50 year member of the New Middleton Masonic Lodge #249 F&AM.

Mr. Williams is survived by Sons; Ralph Emerson (Regenia) Williams, Jr., and Terry Marc (Gayla) Williams. Grandchildren; Brandon, Brittany, Kevin, Michael, and Ashley. Four Great-Grandchildren; Cheyenne, McKenzie, Pasley Jewel, and Kaia. Sister-in-Law; Barbara Williams.

Graveside Services and Interment with Masonic graveside services for Mr. Williams are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Cemetery on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11AM with Bro. Bobby Peoples officiating.

Visitation with the Williams family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday from 10AM until departure for the cemetery at 10:50AM.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Mrs. Frances Martin

Mrs. Frances Martin

Mrs. Frances Martin, age 88, of McClures Bend, died Thursday morning, April 13, at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. She is survived by: 5 children, Roger Martin and wife Jane of Defeated Creek, David Martin and wife Teresa of McClures Bend, Larry Martin of Defeated Creek, Randy Martin and wife Julie of Pleasant Shade  and Lisa Bates and husband Steve of Defeated Creek; 2 sisters, Beverly Denton and husband Neal of Rock City and Diane Smith and husband Jimmy of Rome; 3 brothers, Johnny Holmes of Donelson, Jimmy Holmes and wife Wanda of Hiwassie and W.J. Holmes of Granville; 2 daughters-in-law, Vanda Martin of Bluff Creek and Wanda Martin Baker of Gordonsville;  8 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild;  2 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Martin is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.  Her service will be conducted on Saturday morning, April 15, at 11:00 AM at the Carthage Church of God. Bishop Alvin Hitchcock and Rev. Lanny Thomas will officiate.  Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers are: Dewayne Martin, Zach Martin, Ethan Martin, Brandon Martin, Jase Martin and Bryan McCaleb.

The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel beginning on Friday from 12:00 (noon)  until 8:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am until leaving for the church at 10:45 AM.

Mrs. Rosa Nell Agee Thomas

Mrs. Rosa Nell Agee Thomas

Mrs. Rosa Nell Agee Thomas, age 89, of Hickman, TN, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Mrs. Rosa Nell was born November 21, 1927 in the Dekalb County, TN, the daughter of the late John Agee and Mary Sandlin. She was also preceded in death by Three Brothers; Odell Agee, Glades “Doak” Agee, and Clarence Agee. She married Billy Edward Thomas and he preceded her in death on April 8, 1988. Mrs. Thomas attended the Brush Creek Church of Christ. Mrs. Rosa Nell worked at the Carthage Shirt Factory, Welch Manufacturing, and M&M Variety. She and her husband worked as janitors at the Gordonsville High School. She finished her working life at Wal-Mart, working in the receiving department and even working nights up until she turned 80.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by his Son; Eddie and his wife Janet Thomas of Hickman, TN. Granddaughters; Jana (Nick) Stone of New Middleton, TN, and Jill (John Corey) White of Buffalo Valley, TN. Great-Grandchildren; Trevor Dixon and Rylee White.

Funeral services for Mrs. Thomas are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 2PM with Glenn Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Thomas family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday from 2PM until 8PM and on Thursday after 11AM until service time at 2PM.

Pallbearers: Johnny Walker, Danny Walker, David Walker, Glen Vaden, Terry Manning, and Buddy McKinney.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Kaydyn Lee Chayse Smith

Kaydyn Lee Chayse Smith

Funeral services for Kaydyn Lee Chayse Smith, age 9, of Buffalo Valley were held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, April 9th, 2017 in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Dillard officiating.

Interment followed in Cookeville City Cemetery.

The family will received friends on Saturday, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and Sunday, from 1:00 PM until time of service at 3:00 PM at Presley Funeral Home.

Kaydyn Lee Chayse Smith passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee following life long illness.

Kaydyn was born Thursday, August 16, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee to Kayla Elizabeth Smith and Timothy Huddleston.

Kaydyn will always be remembered for loving to go to church and getting kisses from all the ladies. He loved anything from Bath & Body Works. He always wanted to put others first, and was concerned for everyone around him.

He is survived by: his mother, Kayla Elizabeth Smith, of Cookeville, father, Timothy Huddleston, of Cookeville; sister, Ahlaiya Vaughn, of Cookeville; grandparents, Marvin and Connie Davis, of Buffalo Valley, Tennessee, Cheryl Bowman, of Cookeville, William Smith, of Knoxville, Tennessee, Richard Thompson, of Cookeville, and Lora Quarles, of Cookeville; great-grandmother, Carolyn Smith, of Knoxville, Tennessee; special friend of many, Carolyn Bates “Memaw”, of Buffalo Valley, Tennessee; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Officers of The Monterey Police Department.

The family request, in lieu of flowers, bring Easter baskets to donate in Kaydyn’s honor to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.

Donations may be made to “Kaydyn’s Cause Foundation” at 16007 Denny’s Lane, Buffalo Valley, Tennessee, 38548.

Mr. Timothy Daniel Sevier

Mr. Timothy Daniel Sevier

Mr. Timothy Daniel Sevier, age 37, of Grant, TN passed away Thursday April, 6 2017.

Mr. Sevier was born May 25, 1979 in Lebanon, TN, the son of, Billy and Sandra Kay Mofield Sevier. He graduated from Gordonsville High School in 1997 and worked in Apartment Maintenance. Mr. Sevier was saved and a member of the Club Springs The Baptist Church of Christ.

Mr. Sevier is survived by his Wife; Jessie Sevier of Brush Creek, TN. Children; Olivia Maddelin Sevier and Brandon Lane Sevier. Parents; Billy and Sandra Mofield Sevier of Grant, TN. Brother; Christopher (Jamie Waggoner) Sevier of Gordonsville, TN. Niece; Addison Sevier.

Funeral Services for Mr. Timothy Sevier are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1PM with Bro. Mike Bennett and Bro. Tim Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery with Bro. Spencer Anderson.

Visitation with the Sevier family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday April 9th from 11AM to 8PM and on Monday, April 10th from 10AM until the service time at 1PM.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Mr. Charlie Wilson Whitehead

Mr. Charlie Wilson Whitehead

Mr. Charlie Wilson Whitehead, age 86, of Lafayette, TN, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Mr. Whitehead was born February 15, 1931 in Cookeville, TN, the son of the late Albert Whitehead and Robbie Bennett. He was also preceded in death by sisters; Mary Elizabeth McKinney Cummings on June 23, 2010 and Annie Mai Whitehead on July 30, 1991. He married Melba Jean Roark on August 30, 2001 and she also preceded him in death on February 17, 2004. Charlie served his country in the U.S. Army, 14th Armored Calvary Division from 1951 to 1953. He worked for H.B. Hunt Construction Company. Mr. Whitehead was of the Baptist belief.

Mr. Whitehead is survived by four sons; David Whitehead of Lafayette, TN, Ronald (Stephanie) Whitehead of Lebanon, TN, Danny Whitehead of Indianapolis, IN, and Billy Whitehead of Lebanon, TN. Step-Children; Darlene (Pete) Volz of Fairfield, OH, Regina Purkey of Dayton, OH, and Sue (Randy) Baker of Dayton, OH. Sister; Jean (Douglas) Powell of Carthage, TN. Six Grandchildren, Eight Great Grandchildren, Seven Step-Grandchildren, and Four Step-Great Grandchildren also survive.

Funeral Services for Mr. Whitehead are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2PM with Eld. James Thomas Gibbs officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Whitehead family will be held at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday from 10AM until the service time at 2PM

BASS FUNERAL HOME, CARTHAGE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Mr. Dale Grisham

Mr. Dale Grisham

Mr. Dale Grisham, age 56, of Sullivans Bend, died Monday afternoon, April 3, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.  He is survived by: parents; Fred and Kathelene Grisham of Elmwood; brothers, Timothy Dwain Grisham and wife Sherry of Carthage, Paul Grisham and wife Virginia of Elmwood, Ricky Wayne Grisham of Elmwood.

Mr. Grisham is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Thursday afternoon, April 6,  at 3:00 PM.  Bro. Wallace Caldwell will officiate.  Interment in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Sullivans Bend. Serving as pallbearers are: Paul Grisham, Dwain Grisham, Johnny Grisham, Billy Neal, David Elrod and Nathan Grisham.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

Mrs. Pauline Bush York

Mrs. Pauline Bush York

Mrs. Pauline Bush York, age 90, a longtime resident of the Rome Community, died Friday afternoon, March 31, at The Pavillion in Lebanon.  She is survived by: son, Randy Bush and wife Brenda of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter, Rachelle Daum and husband Anthony of St. Petersburg, Florida; granddaughter, Angelina Daum; 1 great-grandchild.

Mrs. York is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, April 4, at 3:00 PM.  Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.  Active pallbearers are: Roger Gregory, Jimmy Bush, Johnny McKinney, Larry McKinney, Joe McKinney, Terry Hale and Ken Dillehay.

Visitation will be on Tuesday only from 12:00 Noon until service time at 3:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to Rome Baptist Church.

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