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Mrs. Judy Spivey

Mrs. Judy Spivey

Mrs. Judy Spivey, age 72, of Pleasant Shade, died Tuesday evening, June 27, at Kindred Health Care.  She is survived by: husband of 51 years, Troy Spivey; daughter, Emily Sterling and husband Aaron of Gordonsville; 2 sisters, Teresa Bane and husband Howard of Carthage, Paula Evitts Hackett and husband Ricky of Pleasant Shade; 2 brothers, Steve Evitts and wife Kay of Cookeville, Phillip Evitts and wife Darlene of Pleasant Shade; 3 grandchildren, Teddy Spivey and his mother Cathy Rutherford Spivey of Carthage, Owen and Liam Sterling of Gordonsville.

Mrs. Spivey is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, June 30, at 1:00 PM.  Eld. Ricky Hackett will officiate.  Interment in the Pleasant Shade Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers are: Joey Evitts, Patrick Hackett, Jeff Shoulders, Jason Evitts, Sandy Taylor, Josh Shoulders, Billy Spivey and Rick Spivey.

Visitation will begin on Thursday at noon until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Pleasant Shade Cemetery Mowing Fund or the Jamie Evitts Scholarship Fund.

Frank M. Doolittle

Frank M. Doolittle

Frank M. Doolittle, 91, of Middleburg, FL passed away on Father’s Day, June 18, 2017.   He was born on May 6, 1926 in Maybrook, New York to the late Franklin D. and Marion Doolittle.  Mr. Doolittle moved to the area several years ago from Tennessee and was of the Christian faith.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII and was a retired home builder.  He could build any craft that someone would want and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Mr. Doolittle was an avid history buff who loved time with his children and grandchildren.  He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Mr. Doolittle is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Irene Doolittle; sons, Mark Doolittle (Julie) and Glenn Doolittle (Kay); daughters, Karen Hatcher-Sibole (Russ) and Denise Mims (Ed); 10 grandchildren, Brianna, Dakota, Gordon, Gabriel, Stephanie (Jeremy), Ashley (Bud), Carley (Mike), Jennifer (Bret), Megan and Mallory; and 10 great-grandchildren, Lainey, Braylin, Bella, Landon, Kayden, Zane, Zoey, Zaiden, Benjamin and Alexandra.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, July 7, 2017 in the Broadus-Raines Chapel with Pastor Delton Kilpatrick officiating. Inurnment, with military honors, will follow at Jacksonville National Cemetery at 1:00pm.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Doolittle Family.
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Ms. Clara Brown Lawrence

Clara Brown Lawrence

97-year-old Clara Brown Lawrence of Alexandria died Friday at Tennova Hospital in Lebanon. She was retired from Kingston Timers and a charter member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria.

The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church. Dusty Desimone will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home and Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service at the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Davis and Ila Lynam and a sister, Mildred Agnew.
Survivors include children, Kenneth and Sandra Lawrence of Goodlettsville, Sandra and Gene Ross of Grapevine, Texas, Lisa and Ralph Agee, Jr. of Alexandria, and Gary “Bronson” and Sherrie Lawrence of Alexandria. Eight grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren survive.

Anderson Funeral Home is Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. David Miles Vaughn

David Miles Vaughn

David Miles Vaughn, age 54 of Gallatin, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 28th at Hartsville Pike Church of Christ at 12:30 p.m., with Bro. Charles Williams and Bro. Doyle Farris officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 27th at Hartsville Pike Church of Christ from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., and Wednesday at Hartsville Pike Church of Christ from 12:00 p.m. until time of service. Interment will follow the service at Coleman Cemetery in Murfreesboro, with Brandon Graves, Brad Shaw, Bryson Shaw, Rocky Hill, Mike Walls, and Robert “Punkin” Stack serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Braxton Miles Hill, Scott Oldham, Ralf Maier, Rob Corlew, Walter Hollerman, Mark Woodard, Kenny Stephens, Jesse West, Jimmy Crawford, Frank Schafer, James Hobbs, Steve Gaines, Larry Pool, and Fred Ryan. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Monroe Carrell Children’s Hospital.

David was born in Murfreesboro, TN on March 29, 1963 to Winfred Miles Vaugh and Nancy Sloan Vaugh. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Forrest and Margie Sloan of Murfreesboro, and Winfred and Rebecca Vaughn also of Murfreesboro. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Wynn Graves (Kent) and Cindy Shaw (Larry) all of Gallatin; 3 nephews and 2 nieces, Brandon Graves (Amber), Gretchen Hill (Rocky) of Hendersonville, Erin Shaw, Brad Shaw (Jenay), and Bryson Shaw; great nephew and great niece, Braxton Miles Hill and Grayce McKenna Hill of Hendersonville; 2 aunts, Margaret Britton Vaughn of Bell Buckle and Betty Sloan Weigant of Murfreesboro.

David was owner of Old Hickory Dock Builder and Dock Repair, and was recognized as a master builder. He was also seriously involved in family history and wrote a book, “My Ancestral Kin”. Also in his study of family history, he discovered his kinship to Davy Crockett. He appeared on the Genealogy Roadshow, which was aired on Nashville Public Television in 2013. He received proof of his kinship to Davy Crockett. He was very active in the Sons of the American Revolution since 2010. He was named Commander of the State Color Guard. He was very creative in building replica cabins, barns, and other farm buildings. They were replicas of his great-grandparents farm and home. He also rode a flatboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. David was a member of Nashville Road Church of Christ. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com. Family Heritage Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Mrs. Nadine Thompson

Mrs. Nadine Thompson

Mrs. Nadine Thompson, age 62, of the Flatrock Community, died Tuesday afternoon, June 20, at Tennova Health Care in Lebanon.  She is survived by: husband of 27 years, Johnny Thompson; 5 children, Christina Bizzle and husband William of Rome, Sandy Wright of Rome, Hank Thompson of Flatrock, Jonathan Goodnight of Carthage, Tiffany Goodnight of Lebanon; sisters, Janet Phillips and husband Tim of Lock Seven, Wanda Keith and husband Fred of Richland, Washington; daughter-in-law, Brenda Riddle of Lancaster;  step-children, James Huffines of Carthage, Kristie Silcox of Carthage, Karla Parker and husband Jeff of Elmwood; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. 5 step-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Thompson is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Saturday morning, June 24, at 11:00 AM.  Bro. Jamie Duke will officiate.  Interment in the Ridgewood Cemetery.  Active pallbearers are: Jamie Looper, Terry Looper, Tyler Wright, C. J. Ridddle, William Bizzle and Tim Phillips.

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 the Family Funeral Fund.

Mr. Hugh Hargis Myers

Mr. Hugh Hargis Myers

Funeral services for Mr. Hugh Hargis Myers, 91 of Baxter will be held Monday June 19 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Cowan officiating. Interment will follow in Robinson Ridge Cemetery.
Mr. Myers family will receive friends Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Baxter Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner and Monday from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
He died Thursday afternoon June 15, 2017 at his son’s home in Ashland City, Tennessee.
Mr. Myers was born Monday November 23, 1925 in Putnam County, Tennessee to the late Verna Jared and William Henry Myers, Sr.
He was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and was retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
His interests included farming, fox hunting and trapping. He had an enduring love for his family and enjoyed spending time with his church family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Brown Myers, son, Nelson Myers, an infant daughter and infant son, four brothers, William Henry Myers Jr, Lloyd Lee Myers, Johnny Paul Myers, and Bone Irving Myers and four sisters, Josephine Billett, Mattie Johnson, Gracie Mahan, and Bonnie Cate Austin.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Marlene Myers of Shelbyville, TN, Kenny and Tabitha Myers of Ashland City, TN and Dale “Squeaky” and Gail Myers of Baxter; 10-grandchildren, Steven, Brandon, Nathan, and Chase Myers, Carrie Myers, Janelle Myers, Christie George, Whitney Maxwell, Celeste Kemp, Ariane Tarabori, and Kim Silcox; and 13-great grandchildren; sister, Goldie Chaffin of Cookeville, daughter in-law, Sharon Myers and special friend, Ernestine Bennett.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, Baxter Chapel in charge of arrangements (931) 858-2134.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Myers Family.
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Mr. Tony Morris

Mr. Tony Morris

Mr. Tony Morris, age 59, of Tanglewood, died Thursday evening, June 15, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He is survived by: wife, Patti McWaters Morris; 2 children, Nick Morris and wife Dara of Lebanon, Maeghan Brown of Carthage; siblings, Helen Lea West and husband Mikey of Defeated Creek, Melinda Morris of Defeated Creek, Marie Litchford and husband Tommy of Hiwassee, Tom Morris and wife Gina of Tanglewood; 2 grandchildren, Drake Brown and Maggi Brown.

Mr. Morris is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, June 18, at 1:00 PM.  Eld. Charles Allen Gentry will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.  Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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

The family has requested memorials to the Jordan Hackett Foundation.

Mr. Calvin Dion Smith

Mr. Calvin Dion Smith

Mr. Calvin Dion Smith, age 38, of Carthage, TN, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Dion was born June 22, 1978 in the Carthage, TN, the son of Calvin Hill Smith and Paulette Gooch. He was preceded in death by One Son; Gabriel Smith, Brother; Justin Hill Smith, Grandparents; Charles and Sybil Smith, Raymond Gooch, Marie Mallory, and Roberta Gardener. Dion played football while in high school and was a 1996 graduate of Gordonsville High School. He graduated from ITT Tech with a degree in Computer Technology. Dion worked on odd jobs as a handyman and could do most anything.

Dion is survived by his Mother and Step-Father; Paulette and Howard Thurman of Hartsville, TN. Father; Calvin (Kimberly) Smith of Carthage, TN. Sisters; Misty Smith (Travis) Marshall of Hartsville, TN, Tonie Manning of Gordonsville, TN, and Chaz Smith of Hickman, TN. Step-Sister; Satonya (Steve) Barr of Gallatin, TN. Step-Brother; T.J. Thurman of Portland, TN. Seven Children; Xavier Barnes, Nathaniel Smith, Isaiah Smith, Donovan Smith, Caleb Smith, Cloe Smith, and Jayden Carpenter. Grand Child, Natalie Smith. Special Aunt; Venita (Rob) Robinson of Virginia. Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Smith are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2PM. Interment will follow in the Ballard’s Chapel Cemetery.

Visitation with the Smith family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday from 3PM until 8PM and on Saturday after 11AM until service time at 2PM.

In lieu of flowers, the Smith Family ask donations in Dion’s memory be made to his children.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Mrs. Claudette Upshaw

Mrs. Claudette Upshaw, age 79, of Carthage, TN, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Mrs. Upshaw was born December 24, 1937 in Alexandria, LA, the daughter of the late Roy Gilbert and Loretha Peters. She married Richard Wayne Upshaw on December 17, 1952 and he preceded her in death on April 16, 2014. Mrs. Upshaw was also preceded by Sister; Loretta Liberto and Brother; Robert Gilbert.

Mrs. Upshaw was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was known for preparing comforting southern dishes for her family and friends as well as organizing fellowship meals for both her church home at Dickerson Road Baptist Church, and her husband’s social business gatherings.

Mrs. Upshaw is survived by Three Children; Debra Allen of Crossville, TN, Vicki (Greg) Ator of Lebanon, TN, and Danny Upshaw of Carthage, TN. Three Grandchildren; Traci Hollandsworth, Amy (Kevin) Eberle, and Melissa (Jason) Steele. Three Great-Grandchildren; Parker Hollandsworth, Maryann Stelle, and Colton Steele.

Private Services will be held for the Upshaw Family.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, CARTHAGE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Mr. Bill Cosby

Mr. Bill Cosby

Mr. Bill Cosby, age 76, of Carthage died Monday afternoon, June 12, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.  He is survived by: wife, Faye Grisham Cosby; 8 children, Mike, Sherry, Jerry, Mia, Dede, Todd, B. J., and Michelle; Siblings, Luther Cosby of Greenville, Charles Cosby of Nashville, Joann Tallent of Nashville; sister-in-law, Minnie Marie Aldridge and husband Tim and their son Taylor; father-in-law, L. C. Grisham.

Mr. Cosby is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Thursday morning, June 15, at 11:00 AM.  Eld. Rickey Hall and Bro. Donnie Payne will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.  Serving as active pallbearers are: Jacky King, Sheriff Steve Hopper, Johnny Bane, D. J. Haywood, Keith Boyd, Sammy Fred Angel, David Gross and Dillon Adams.

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

Mr. Joe Boze

Mr. Joe Boze

Mr. Joe Boze, age 87, of the Tanglewood Community, died Friday afternoon, June 9, at The Pavilion in South Carthage.  He is survived by wife: Mary Ruth Boze; daughter, Nita Reid and husband Brian of Franklin; son, Jimmy Joe Boze and wife Cookie of South Carthage; 5 grandchildren; Chris Reid and wife Brooks of Franklin, TN, Mary Farrell of Gallatin, Joe Darren Boze and wife Suzanne of Carthage, Daniel Boze and wife Lindsay of Lock Seven, Caroline Boze of Lock Seven,; 10 great-grandchildren, Gavin, Taylor Marie, Gracelynn Lee and TeiLea Rayne Reid; Reid and Eli Farrell, Van Dallas, Tilly Gene, Joe Fox and Anderson Essex Boze.

Mr. Boze is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Monday afternoon, June 12, at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Jackie Dillehay and Bro. Taylor Gregory will officiate.  Interment in the Dixon Springs Cemetery with Edward L. Anderson officiating.  Serving as active pallbearers are: Joe Darren Boze, Daniel Boze, Chris Reid, Gavin Reid, Tommy Boze, Don Boze and Chip Hailey.

The visitation will begin on Sunday at 12:00 Noon until 5:00 PM and on Monday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Jordan Hackett Foundation.

Mr. Gary Jackson

Mr. Gary Jackson, age 60 of Carthage, TN, passed away Tuesday June 6, 2017.

Mr. Jackson was born March 13, 1957 in Nashville, TN, the son of the late Otto and Mary Magaline Sullins Jackson. He was also preceded in death by a Grandson; Little Gary Jackson and two Brothers; Glenn Jackson and Homer Jackson. He started installing carpet at the age of 13 and worked for Mr. Al Sanders at Payless Carpets. He owned and operated “G’s” Carpets, formerly of Gordonsville and now located in South Carthage.

Mr. Jackson is survived by a Son; Gary Wayne Jackson and Shiesha Pettaway of Murfreesboro, TN; Companion; Peggy Stallings of Carthage, TN; Four Brothers; Rick (Sharon) Jackson of Nashville, TN, Jim “Bo” (Sue) Jackson of Sykes, TN, Joe (Pat) Jackson of Springfield, TN, and Al (Vickie) Jackson of Royce City, TX. One Sister; Pam (Bob) Stalvey of Ft. Myers, FL. Five Grandchildren; Shyliah Jackson, L.J. Jackson, Dee Dee Jackson, Tyquan Jackson, and Desmond Jackson.

Funeral Services for Mr. Jackson are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday June 9, 2017 at 1PM with Bro. Dennis Croslin officiating. Interment will follow in the Baird Memorial Cemetery in Hickman, TN.

Visitation with the Jackson family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday from 3PM to 8PM and on Friday after 10AM until service time at 1PM.

Mr. Jackson’s family request memorial donations in his memory be made to help with funeral expenses.

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Mr. J. B. Brown

Mr. J. B. Brown

Mr. J. B. Brown, age 87, of McClures Bend, died Tuesday morning, June 6, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.  He is survived by wife, Ruth Brown.

Mr. Brown is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Friday morning, June 9, at 11:00 AM.  Bro. Jeff Burton and Bro. Jackie Dillehay will officiate.  Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens. Serving as active pallbearers are:  Joe Epps, Billy Thompson, Roger Draper, Tim Agee, Hughie Gregory, Stephen Brown and George Clay.  Visitation will begin on Thursday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

The family has requested memorials to Hickory Grove United Methodist Church.

Mr. William Randel “Little Randy” Eaton

William Eaton

Mr. William Randel Eaton, age 35 of Alexandria, and better known as “Little Randy” passed from this life on June 6, 2017 unexpectedly at his home.

Randy was born July 6, 1981 in Carthage, TN, the son of Randy O. Eaton and Debbie J. Eaton. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparetns; Ed and Sue Eaton, maternal step-grandfather; Roy L. Tripp, and Uncle; Timmy Cline. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.

Mr. Eaton is survived by Mother; Debbie Jo Eaton of Alexandria, TN, and Father; Randy Eaton of Alexandria, TN. Brother; Jerimey Howard of Alexandria, TN. Nieces; Kaia and Abegayle Howard of Alexandria, TN. Grandmother; Mary K. Tripp of Alexandria, TN. Uncles; Edward (Linda) Eaton of Texarkana, TX, and Mike Eaton of Alexandria, TN.

Funeral Services for Mr. Eaton are scheduled to be conducted at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Alexandria, TN, on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 1PM with Bro. Dan Malett and Bro. Matt Smart officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Visitation with the Eaton family will be held at the Avant Funeral Home on Thursday from 12 Noon to 8PM and at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Friday from 10AM until service time at 1PM.

In lieu of flowers, the Eaton Family requests memorial in Randy’s memory be made to assist with the funeral expenses.

Mrs. Susan Powell Givens

Sue Givens

Sue Powell Givens, age 89 of Gallatin, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017. Funeral Service will be Thursday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Family Heritage Funeral Home, with Rev. James Johnson and Dr. Ted Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Crestview Memory Gardens, with Jeff Givens, Michael McGrady, Ryan Replogle, Jon Shrum, Kevin Replogle, and Steve Givens serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 7th from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 8th from 12:00 p.m. until time of service.
Mrs. Givens was born March 5, 1928 in Smith County to the late, Thomas Fred Powell and Ethel Agnes West Powell. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by husband, W. C. Givens; and son, Anthony Wayne (Tony) Givens. She is survived by son, Tom Givens (Pat) of Gallatin; daughter, Suzanne Givens Replogle (Kevin) of Gallatin; special friend and caring provider, Carolyn Chavarria of Gallatin/Chattanooga; 9 grandchildren, Donna Morgan, Steven Givens (Lisa), Mary Beth McGruder (Brian), Brandy Shrum (Jon), Bobbie Newby, Jeff Givens (Cindi), Amy Givens McGrady (Michael), Will Replogle (Brittani), and Ryan Replogle (Sydney); 11 great grandchildren, Kirsten Givens, Thomas Givens, Mollie McGrady, Griffin McGrady, Brian Morgan, Scott Morgan (Catherine), Daniel Morgan (Ashley), Addison Shrum, Ryleigh Replogle, Reece Replogle, and Eva Replogle; and 7 great-great grandchildren, Seth Morgan, Quinten Morgan, Lexi West, Natalie Morgan, Lillian Morgan, Vincent Morgan, and Sarah Morgan. She was a long time member of Gallatin First United Methodist Church. She worked in banking for over 30 years, including First and Peoples Bank and Volunteer State Bank. Online condolences may be submitted at familyheritagefh.com. Family Heritage Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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