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Ms. Teresa Lynn Anderson

Ms. Teresa Lynn Anderson

Ms. Teresa Lynn Anderson, age 54 of Liberty, died Monday morning, March 25, 2019, at NHC Healthcare in Smithville.  

Teresa is survived by her sons, Titus (Stacey) Anderson of Mississippi, Travis (Danyell) Anderson of Smithville and Trinity (Amelia) Anderson of Hickman; grandchildren, Katelyn, Mattie, Madison, Allie and Josie; parents, Joe Gordon Fitts and Lucille Hamlet Fitts of Smithville and a brother, Joe Gordon Fitts, Jr. of Smithville. She was preceded in death by a son, Thadeuss Brandon Anderson in 2001. 

Funeral services for Ms. Anderson are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown, Tennessee, with Bro. Ray Gilder officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. till service time on Wednesday. Interment will be at New Hope Cemetery. 

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Mrs. Opal Butler Agee

Mrs. Opal Butler Agee

Mrs. Opal Butler Agee, age 96, 0f Carthage and longtime resident of the Bagdad Community, died Wednesday morning, March 20, 2019, at Concordia Health Care in Carthage.

She is survived by: children, Peggy Kemp of Defeated Creek, Janice Anderson of Carthage, Stan Agee and wife Patty of Gladdice; daughter-in-law, Mollie Agee of Brooks Bend; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Agee is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Kempville where her service will be conducted on Friday morning, March 22, at 11:00 AM.  Guy Holliman and Edward L. Anderson will officiate.  Interment in the Gene Butler Cemetery in the Brooks Bend Community.

Serving as pallbearers are: Travis Agee, Andrew Agee, Ben Silcox, Kirk Malone, Landon Anderson, Logan Anderson.

Visitation at the Hackett Chapel in Kempville will begin on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

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

Mrs. Brenda Thrower

Mrs. Brenda Thrower

Mrs. Brenda Thrower, age 70, of Carthage, died Tuesday morning, March 19, 2019, at Sumner Regional in Gallatin.

She is survived by: husband, Roy Thrower; daughter, Connie Bush and husband John A. Jr. of Tanglewood; son, Randle Dewayne Holmes of Carthage; sister, Vivian Petty Allen of Carthage; 7 grandchildren; 1 step grandchild; 6 great grandchildren.

Mrs. Thrower is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Thursday afternoon March 21, at 1:00 PM.  Eld. Van Mathis will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers are: John Taylor Bush, Lee Holmes, Ian Gibbs, Paul Boyett, Josh Brown, Jacob Butler.

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

The family has requested memorials to assist with funeral expenses.

Mrs. Regina Carol McCarthy

Mrs. Regina Carol McCarthy

Mrs. Regina Carol McCarthy, age 73, of Club Springs, TN, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

Mrs. McCarthy was born April 19, 1945 in Newark, NJ, a daughter of the late Edward L. Mosher and Betty Hoyt Mosher. She was also preceded in death by her Son; David Foust.

Regina will be remembered as being very kind. Everyone loved her and she would go out of her way to help many if needed.

Mrs. McCarthy is survived by Two Daughters; Rachel (Stephen) Insco of Club Springs, TN, and Emily McCarthy of Chattanooga, TN. Grandchildren; Taylor, Steve, David, Ryan, Madison, Holley, Olivia, and Roni. Great-Grandchildren; Hudson and Gunner.

The family will hold private services.

Mr. Joe Scruggs

Mr. John Joseph “Joe” Scruggs

Former Smith County Clerk, Mr. John Joseph “Joe” Scruggs, age 91, of Carthage, TN, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019.

Mr. Scruggs was born November 24, 1927 in Gordonsville, TN, a son of the late John Fite Scruggs and Freda Susan McDonald. Joe was also preceded in death by Sisters; Erlene West and Ida Lee James. He was a graduate of GHS. After high school, Joe attended Tennessee Polytechnical Institute, now TTU, where he played varsity football, until graduation. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Scruggs retired from Time DC Transportation as a Truck Driver. He held the position of Smith County Court Clerk from 1984 until 1990. Mr. Scruggs married Margaret Marie “Polly” Hackett Scruggs on July 31, 1949 and she preceded him in death on May 24, 2000. He was a member of the Carthage United Methodist Church.

Mr. Scruggs is survived by Three Children; Barry (Elizabeth) Scruggs of Lebanon, TN, Jimmy Scruggs of Carthage, TN, and Tammy (Steve) White of Franklin, TN. Grandchildren; Alex (Beth) Scruggs, Matt Scruggs, Mia Scruggs, Macy Scruggs, Max Scruggs, Tyler (Keely) White, and Dylan White. Great-Grandchildren; Elsie Kate Scruggs and Ander Scruggs.

Services for Mr. Scruggs are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 2PM with Eld. James Thomas Gibbs officiating.

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

Ms. Leslie Silcox Alford

Ms. Leslie Silcox Alford

Ms. Leslie Silcox Alford, age 64, of Carthage, died Sunday morning, March 17, 2019, at Sumner Regional in Gallatin.  She is survived by: 2 children, Lawrence Silcox and wife Rebecca of Watertown, Leah Silcox of Madison; 2 sisters, Sherry Jo Anderson of Defeated Creek, Candace Richmond and husband Alex of Turkey Creek; 3 grandchildren, Alexis Gregory of Elmwood, Logan Silcox and Beth Wright both of Watertown.

Ms. Alford is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, March 20, at 1:00 PM.  Edward Anderson and Bro. David Lawson will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers are: Jeremy Givens, Joe Anderson, Steve Anderson, Blake Richmond, Scott Eden, Matthew Thompson.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time 1:00 PM.

Ms. Tiffany Barnes

Ms. Tiffany Barnes

Ms. Tiffany Barnes, age 27, of Highland, died Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.  She is survived by: father, Tim Barnes and wife Glenda of Gordonsville; daughter, Kyleigh Matthews of Chestnut Mound; brother, Josh Barnes of Gordonsville; maternal grandparents, Willard and Jewel Madewell of Chestnut Mound; sister, Gena Cathey and husband Freddie of Gordonsville.

Ms. Barnes is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.  Graveside Services and Interment will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, March 20, at 3:00 PM.  Bro Terry Fesler will officiate.

Serving as pallbearers are: Jamie Skeen, Andy Silcox, Justin Huff, Nathan Huff.

Visitation at the funeral home will be on Wednesday only from 1:00 PM until leaving for the cemetery at 2:45 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Family Funeral Fund.

Mrs. Pat Gregory

Mrs. Pat Gregory

Mrs. Pat Gregory, age 74, of the Frog Branch Community, died Saturday afternoon, March 16, 2019, at Tennova in Lebanon.  She is survived by: son, Jimmy (Hoss) Gregory and wife Erica of Frog Branch; granddaughter, Casey Gregory of Cookeville; grandson, Corey Gregory of Frog Branch; sister, Kat Robinson and husband Paul of Tanglewood; brother, Dewayne Wilmore and wife Carol of Carthage.

Mrs. Gregory is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Tuesday morning, March 19, at 11:00 AM.  Eld. James Thomas Gibbs will officiate.  Interment in the Pleasant Shade Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are: Richey Gregory, Corey Gregory, Cade Bowman, Charlie Bowman, Randy Shoulders, Phillip Hesson.

Visitation will begin on Monday afternoon at 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Tuesday morning from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

The family has requested memorials to the Pleasant Shade Cemetery Mowing Fund.

Mrs. Florence Shoulders

Mrs. Florence Shoulders

Mrs. Florence Shoulders, age 82, of the Graveltown Community, died Friday evening, March 15, 2019, at her Bishop Hollow Lane home. She is survived by: son, Randy Shoulders and wife Tammy of Graveltown; 2 granddaughters, Tamatha Ray and husband Josh of Lafayette, Karaline Tucker and husband Nathan of Lafayette; great-granddaughter, Zaylie Ray; foster grandson, Colt Harris.

Mrs. Shoulders is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Monday afternoon, March 18, at 1:00 PM.  Eld. James Thomas Gibbs and Bro. Jackie Dillehay will officiate.  Interment in the Beasley Cemetery in Graveltown.

Serving as pallbearers are: Charles Smith, Eric Russell, Ted Kemp, Tim Grisham, Josh Ray, Nathan Tucker, Colt Harris.

Visitation will begin on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM and on Monday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

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

Mr. Fred Roberts

Mr. Fred Roberts

Mr. Fred Roberts, age 77, of Carthage, died Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019, at his home.  He is survived by: wife, Louise Roberts; sons, Tommy Roberts and wife Tecia of County House Circle, Barney Roberts and wife Laura of Ashland City; brother, Bobby Roberts of Creekwood; 4 grandchildren, Trevor Roberts, Ashley Roberts, Kendall Roberts, Jordan Roberts; 1 great-grandchild, Aubrey Stoner.

Mr. Roberts is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, March 15, at 1:00 PM.  Rev. Bill Parkerson will officiate.  Interment in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are: Gerald Kelly, James Shoemake, Michael Austin Roberts, David Biggs, Ricky Hunt, David Hunt.

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

Mr. Lewis Dalton Butler

Mr. Lewis Dalton Butler passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Nashville where he had lived for over 45 years with his late wife Judy Butler, who passed away in 2010.

Mr. Butler grew up in Carthage, TN on Fisher Ave at the top of the hill. Mr. Huber Butler, Mr. Lewis Dalton Butler’s father, was the town Barber and his shop was located on Main Street in the 1940s ,1950s, and into the 1960s

Mr. Butler’s mother, Anna Butler, was the organ player at the United Methodist Church also on Main Street in Carthage.

Read Mr. Butler’s complete obituary below.

Mr. Clifton Lee Berryman

Mr. Clifton Lee Berryman

Mr. Clifton Lee Berryman, age 65, of Carthage, TN, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
Clifton was born August 22, 1953 in Russellville, AL, a son of the Grace Ann Fuller Burcham and the late Willie Clifton Berryman. He married Carolyn Tollett on March 16, 1979. He was of the Baptist Faith. 

Mr. Berryman is survived by Wife of 43 years; Carolyn Tollett Berryman of Carthage, TN. Four Children; Christopher Berryman of Carthage, TN, Candice Berryman of Newnan, GA, Cory Berryman of Brush Creek, TN, and Krissy Berryman of Cookeville, TN. Grandchildren; Jade “JJ” Berryman, Kaytlyn Oglesby, and Landon Oglesby. Mother; Grace Ann Burcham of Spruce Pine, AL. Brothers; Douglas Eugene Berryman of Russellville, AL, and Joel Anthony Burcham of Spruce Pine, AL. Sisters; Sue Ann Landers of Russellville, AL and Connie Watts of Huntsville, AL. 

Funeral Services for Mr. Berryman are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 3PM. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery. 

Visitation with the Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday from 4PM until 8PM and on Friday from 12 Noon until service time at 3PM.

Mr. David Bryant

Mr. David Bryant

Mr. Christopher David Bryant, age 52, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019.

David was born August 9, 1966 in Crossville, TN, a son of Janice Marie Lewis Bryant and the late Robert Haskel Bryant. He worked for Rogers Group for a long period of time and spent most of his time doing underground mining. David was a great storyteller. He loved the outdoors, animals, and playing with his children and later his grandchildren. He served his country in the United States Navy for 16 years and was very proud of his two sons serving in the military; Eli in the United States Marine Corps and Caleb in the United States National Guard.

Mr. Bryant is survived by Two Sons; Caleb Bryant of Sparta, TN, and Eli Bryant of Sparta, TN. Mother; Janice Marie Bryant of Gordonsville, TN. Grandchildren; Hailey Bryant, Elizabeth Bryant, and Landon Eisenhour. Siblings; Kathy Whittaker of Sparta, TN, Robert Bryant of Gordonsville, TN, Don (Teresa) Bryant of Dowelltown, TN, Louann (Tony) Brown of Columbia, TN, and Jon (Misty) Bryant of Sparta, TN. Companion and Best Friend; Michelle Eisenhour of Gordonsville, TN.

Funeral Services for Mr. Bryant are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 1PM.

Visitation with the Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday from 4PM until 8PM and on Wednesday from 11AM until service time at 1PM.

Mr. Christopher Lynn McKinney

Mr. Christopher Lynn McKinney

Mr. Christopher Lynn McKinney, age 45, of Hickman, TN, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

Chris was born February 15, 1974 in Carthage, TN, a son of Dickie McKinney and Phyllis Winfree McKinney. He married Nikki Davis on October 3, 1992. Chris was a 1992 graduate of Gordonsville High School. He worked at Graphic Packaging for over twenty years. Chris enjoyed target shooting and spending time with his family. He was an avid University of Tennessee and Boston Red Socks fan. Chris took great pride in the maintenance and upkeep of his home and could always be found outdoors working in the yard every chance he got.

Mr. McKinney is survived by Wife; Nikki McKinney of Hickman, TN. Two Children; Darien Paige McKinney Johns and Levi McKinney. Grandson; Kayden Johns. Parents; Dickie and Phyllis McKinney of New Middleton, TN. Brother; Dennis (Fiancé Tracy Robinson) McKinney of New Johnsonville, TN.

Services for Mr. McKinney are scheduled to be conducted at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 5PM with Bro. Royce Martin officiating.

Visitation with the Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 12 Noon until service time at 5PM.

The Family requests memorials be made to the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, www.tspn.org.

Mrs. Suzanne Phillips

Mrs. Suzanne Phillips

Mrs. Suzanne Phillips, age 75, of Dixon Springs, died Tuesday afternoon, February 26, 2019, at her home.

She is survived by: husband, Thomas Noel Phillips; 2 children, Noelle Phillips and husband Jay Potts of Denver, Colorado, Curt Phillips and wife Catherine of Marietta, Georgia; 2 grandchildren, David Phillips and Robert Phillips.

Mrs. Phillips is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral home where her service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, March 1, at 3:00 PM.  Interment in the Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are: Randy Dawson, Richard Huddleston, David Phillips, Robert Phillips, Jack Reese Sr, Joey Deeb, Jay Potts.

Visitation will begin on Thursday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Friday from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Smith County Animal Rescue Organization.

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