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Mrs. Jean Smallwood Clemons

Mrs. Jean Smallwood Clemons

Mrs. Jean Smallwood Clemons, age 78 of Gordonsville, died Tuesday afternoon, November 24, at Smith County Health Care in Carthage. She is survived by: son, Kevin Clemons and wife Michelle of Murfreesboro, sister, Evelyn Harris and husband Stanley of Gordonsville; grandchildren, Joseph Clemons and Kailin Clemons; great-grandchildren, Courini Clemons, Maliah Clemons and Briah Clemons

Mrs. Clemons is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home . Graveside Service and Interment will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, November 28, at 1:00 PM at the Dickens Cemetery in Maggart. Bro.Jerry Blair will officiate. Serving as pallbearers: Brian Grisham, Nicholas Duke, Jeff Napier, Lewis Fields, Marcus King, James Blair.

Visitation at the Carthage Chapel on Saturday only from 11:00 AM until leaving for the cemetery at 12:30 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Dickens Cemetery Care Fund.

Mrs. Dorothy Kemp

Mrs. Dorothy Kemp

Mrs. Dorothy Kemp, age 87 of Difficult, died Monday morning, November 23 at The Pavilion in Lebanon. She is survived by: daughter, Myrna Kemp of Difficult; sister, Robbie Shepherd of Tanglewood.

Mrs. Kemp is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Due to current Covid restrictions, the family will have a private service with Eld. Shawn Shepherd officiating. Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.

Mr. David Wendell Cavin

Mr. David Wendell Cavin, age 57, of Cookeville, TN, passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

Mr. Cavin was born August 14, 1963 in Nashville, TN, a son of the late Donald Cavin and Suelle Cox Cavin. He was also preceded in death by Sister; Donna Sue Cavin. He was a 1981 graduate of Cookeville High School and a recent graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a bachelors degree.

Mr. Cavin is survived by Son; Chris (Maggie) Cavin of Alexandria, TN. Two Daughters; Kylie Cavin of Nashville, TN, and Kaylyn Cavin of Johnson City, TN. Grandchildren; Hunter Cavin of Alexandria, TN, Eli Cavin of Alexandria, TN, and Logan Cavin of Alexandria, TN. Two Brothers; Steve (Kay) Cavin of Mt. Juliet, TN, and Michael (K’Cindra) Cavin of Knoxville, TN.

The family wll hold private memorial services at a later date.

Mrs. Joy Alford

Mrs. Joy Alford

Mrs. Joy Alford, age 89 of Belton, Texas and formerly of Carthage, died Tuesday evening, November 10 at Seaton Medical Center in Harker Heights, Texas. She is survived by: 7 grandchildren, Stephanie Alford, Jeremy Alford, Heath Alford, Shala Alford Fondren, Cheri O’Braden, Melissa Alford, Cassie Alford.

Private Graveside Service will be conducted at the Garden of Gethsemane in the Smith County Memorial Gardens in Carthage.

Mr. Danny Owens

Mr. Danny Owens

Mr. Danny Owens, age 81 of Rock City, died Monday morning, November 16 at home. He is survived by: son, Danny Wayne Owens and wife Beverly of Rock City; 2 grandsons, Zachary Wayne Owens of Rock City and Travis Grisham of Rock City.

Mr. Owens is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Thursday afternoon, November 19 at 1:00 PM. Eld. Junior Dickerson will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Dale Owens, J. B. Owens, Sean Owens, Travis Grisham, Scott Owens, Steven Myers. Honorary pallbearers are: Timmy Owens and Ed Taylor.

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 St. Jude Childrens Hospital.

Masks are required.

Mr. Harold Dillard

Mr. Harold Dillard

Mr. Harold Dillard, age 85, of Gordonsville, TN, died at 4:07AM on Sunday morning, November 15, 2020 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Born James Harold Dillard on January 19, 1935 in the Pea Ridge Community of Smith County, TN, he was one of three sons of the late Hugh Lee Dillard and Ruby McKinney Dillard.

Mr. Dillard was a graduate of Smith County High School. He married Joyce Massey in 1953.

Mr. Dillard was saved and joined the New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in July of 1950. He has been a deacon of the church since 1978.

Being a lifelong farmer and a well known and respected Angus cattle breeder, Harold and wife, Joyce, established Dillard Angus in 1962. He and Joyce ran a feed dealership for 40 plus years. Harold was also a member of the Gordonsville City Council for 16 years, serving for 12 of those as vice-mayor. While on the council he helped oversee the construction of Gordonsville City Hall and the first town sewer project. He was also a past President of the Smith County Farm Bureau Board and a past member of the Smith County Industrial Board.

Mr. Dillard is survived by Wife of 67 years; Joyce Dillard of Gordonsville, TN. Two Children; Pam Dillard Stout and Husband, Eddie of Gordonsville, TN, and James H. Dillard, Jr, of Hickman, TN, and Pam “PJ” of Sparta, TN. Grandchild; Josh Dillard and wife, Amanda. Two great-grandchildren; Dalton Dillard and Callie Dillard. Brothers; Jim Dillard of Spring, TX, and Walt Dillard and wife, Jean of Mt. Juliet, TN.

Graveside services and Interment for Mr. Dillard are scheduled to be conducted at the Gordonsville Cemetery on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 2PM with Eld. Junior Dickerson and Eld. Rick Wilson officiating.

Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday from 3PM until 8PM.

The family will gather at the cemetery just prior to the 2PM graveside.

The family requests memorials be made to the New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church or charity of your choice.

If visiting the funeral home, family requests masks be worn and social distancing guidelines be observed.

Mr. Glenn Blair

Mr. Glenn Blair

Mr. Glenn Blair, age 80 of Hartsville, died Saturday afternoon, November 14 at Sumner Regional in Gallatin. He is survived by: 2 daughters, Janet Scruggs and husband Jeff of Hartsville, Penny Mungle and husband Louis of Hartsville; 3 sons, Randall Blair Jr and fiance Teresa of Hartsville, Chris Blair and fiance Kathy of Hartsville, Danny Blair and wife Myra of Hartsville; 2 brothers, Jr. Blair and wife Joy of Hartsville, Harold Blair and wife Jan of Carthage; 14 grandchildren; 17-great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Blair is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at Dixon Springs Cemetery on Tuesday morning, November 17 at 10:00 AM for graveside service and interment. Serving as pallbearers are: Randall Blair III, Travis Blair, Daniel Blair, Joseph Allen, Wayne Blair, Brandon Blair, Dustin Johnson, Ronald Johnson.

Ms. Connie Marie West

Ms. Connie Marie West

Ms. Connie Marie West, age 50, of Westmoreland, TN, passed away on November 3, 2020.

Ms. West was born September 16, 1970 in Carthage, TN, a daughter of the late Billy Wayne West and Mary Frances Dickens West. She was also preceded in death by Brother; Ralph Dewayne West. She worked at Fortune Plastic in Lebanon, TN.

Ms. West is survived by Siblings; Charles West of McMinnville, TN, James (Janice) West of Westmoreland, TN, Scott (Penny) West of Lebanon, TN, and Kisha Denney of Red Boiling Springs, TN. Nieces and nephews; Josh West, Scottie West, Shauna West, Sheleah Bond, Summer West, Jamie West, Andrew Denney, Elaina Granstaff, and Elijah Denney.

Services for Ms. West will be announced in the coming days. When finalized, they will be updated.

Mrs. Peggy Blackburn Sykes

Mrs. Peggy Blackburn Sykes

Mrs. Peggy Blackburn Sykes, age 80, of Brush Creek, TN, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Mrs. Sykes was born August 15, 1940 in Hickman, TN, a daughter of the late James Edward Blackburn and Mildred Virginia Gwaltney Blackburn. She married Billy Milton Sykes on December 19, 1957 and he preceded her in death on October 3, 1983. She was also preceded in death by Brother; Bobby Blackburn. Mrs. Sykes was a 1958 graduate of Gordonsville High School. She worked at the Tennessee Department of Safety / Tennessee Highway Patrol as a secretary for 17 years until she retired in March 2001. Mrs. Sykes attended the Gordonsville Nazarene Church.

Mrs. Sykes is survived by Children; Vanda (Tom) Wiley of Gordonsville, TN, Eddie Dale (Glenda) Sykes of Hickman, TN, and Cindy Sykes of Gordonsville, TN. Grandchildren; Tomi (Steve) Wiley James, Brad (Lindsey) Sykes, Lindsay (John) Foster, Ashley Griese, McKenzie (Chaz) Smith, and Jonathan Griese. Great-grandchildren; Draper, J, Baylor, Lanie, Greer, Landrie, Nevaeh, Graham, and Kelson. Siblings; Barbara Jean Hale, Josephine Taylor, and Richard (Sharon) Blackburn. Sisters-in-Law; Peggy Angel Blackburn, and Faye (Bob) Williams. Brother-in-Law; Gene (Marcia) Sykes.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Sykes are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 2PM with Bro. Shane Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery with Bro. Kevin Blackburn officiating.

Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 2PM until 7PM and on Sunday from 11AM until service time at 2PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Union Hill Cemetery Mowing Fund.

Mr. Billy Gene Barrett

Mr. Billy Gene Barrett

Mr. Billy Gene Barrett, age 75, of Dowelltown, TN passed away on Friday November 13, 2020.

Mr. Barrett was born on October 5, 1945 in Lebanon, TN a son of the late Dave Barrett and Kate Lee Comer Barrett. He worked in security and at D. T. McCall. He was preceded in death by a son Billy Barrett Jr. and 11 siblings. He was married to Juanita Gentry Barrett. He enjoyed fishing and attended the Vine Baptist Church for several years.

Mr. Barrett is survived by his wife: Mrs. Juanita Gentry Barrett of Dowelltown, Tn : children: Jacob Lee Barrett of Dowelltown, TN, Bethanie Taylor of Gallatin, TN, Jason (Michelle) Crowley of Bremerton, WA, Jeffrey (Heather) Crowley of Gordonsville, TN, and Jerica Mallory of San Diego, CA: six siblings: Ella Marie (Jesse) Ward of Lebanon, TN, Daisey Purdue of Lebanon, TN, Carolyn (James) Tarpley of Lebanon, TN, Roy Barrett of Lebanon, Claudie (Geneva) Barrett of Lebanon, TN and James Barrett of Murfreesboro: seven grandchildren: Savannah, Anthony, Gabrielle, Nathan, Jeffrey Jr., Caden, and Dannica. Special pet Rascal.

Mr. Barrett is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home. Private services will be held.

Mrs. Dot Gupton Holliman

Mrs. Dot Gupton Holliman

Mrs. Dot Gupton Holliman, age 90, of Kempville, died Friday morning, November 13, at Smith County Health and Rehab. She is survived by: 6 children, William Holliman and wife Gayle of Gallatin, Judy Tabbert and husband Ted of Gallatin, Judge B. Jo Atwood and husband Mike Tobitt of Murfreesboro, Connie Dyer of Kempville, Guy Holliman and wife Debbie of Kempville, Jessie Ruth Goad and husband Mark of Kempville; sister, Louise (Gup) Tinsley and husband Carl of Joelton; brother, Herbert Butch Gupton of Honolulu, Hawaii; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Holliman is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Kempville. Graveside Service and Interment will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, November 15 at 2:00 PM at the Holliman Family Cemetery. Larry Cole and Bro. Charles Reece will officiate. Serving as active pallbearers are: Jennifer Holliman, Adam Clark, Alexa Miller, Hayden Holliman, Wesley Tobitt, Matt Dyer, Dalis Holliman, Jared Goad, Jed Goad, Chris Clark, Eric Holliman, Alex Clark; Honorary pallbearers, Carl Tinsley, Jimmy Tinsley, Ricky Tinsley, Patty Anderson, Kathy Holland, Draper Graham, Terry Haney, Pete Crouse.

Visitation at the Hackett Chapel in Kempville will begin on Saturday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM. There will be a viewing on Sunday at the Hackett Chapel from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Family and friends will gather at the gravesite at 1:30 PM for a 2:00 PM graveside servce and interment.

The family has requested memorials to the Jackson-Smith Youth Camp or to the Easton Goad Foundation.

Masks are required and social distancing is requested.

Mr. Larry Wayne Clemons

Mr. Larry Wayne Clemons

Mr. Larry Wayne Clemons, age 71, of Hickman, TN, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Mr. Clemons was born October 8, 1949 in Charleston, WV, a son of the late John Clemons, Jr. and Cloris Edrice James Clemons. He was also preceded in death by Wife; Shirley Smith Clemons in 2010 and by Sister; Linda Gipson. Larry owned and operated Clemons Electrical and Plumbing for many years. He enjoyed tinkering with old cars.

Mr. Clemons is survived by Son; Jonathan (Melissa) Clemons of New Middleton, TN. Grandson; Tyler Clemons of New Middleton, TN. Sister; Debby Vaden of Chestnut Mound, TN. Niece; Johna Vaden. Nephews; Chris (Rhonda) Vaden, Jeff (Amy) Holder, and Scottie Gipson.

Memorial Services for Mr. Clemons will be held at a later date.

Mr. Jason Boulton

Mr. Jason Boulton

Mr. Jason Boulton, age 36, of Horseshoe Bend, died Saturday morning, November 7, at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by: wife, Cortney Boulton; children, Bentley Boulton, Braydon Hickman, Jacob Boulton, Jordan Boulton all of Elmwood; granny, Helen Overstreet of Elmwood.

Mr. Boulton is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, November 13 at 1:00 PM. Eld. James “Pee Wee” Massey will officiate. Interment in the Overstreet Family Cemetery in the Conditt Hollow. Serving as pallbearers are: Greg Franklin, Austin Long, Derek Woodard, Rob Askew, Jacob Boulton, Jeff Parker, Russell Roberts.

Visitation will begin on Thursday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested donations to the family funeral fund.

Mrs. Estelle Bennett Adams

Mrs. Estelle Bennett Adams

Mrs. Adams was born September 7, 1933 in Hickman, TN, a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland Bennett and Johnnie Bennett. She was also preceded in death by granddaughter; Toni Lynette Jones, Siblings; Glen Bennett, David Lee Bennett, and Larry Bennett, and Son-in-Law; Billy Craddock. She attended Gordonsville High School and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Lebanon, TN, and attended the Gordonsville Nazarene Church. She retired from Texas Boot after 35 years.

Mrs. Adams is survived by Children; Deborah (Henry Burnett) McIlvain of Gordonsville, TN, Sandra Craddock of Lebanon, TN, and Ricky Joe (Brenda) Adams of Lebanon, TN. Best friend and adopted child; Carolyn Young. Siblings; Cleveland (Violet) Bennett of Carthage, TN, Geraldine Bennett and friend, Linda Ascencio of Gordonsville, TN, and Judy McGowan of Carthage, TN. Grandchildren; Barry (Amanda) Craddock, Melinda (Jerromy Brooks) Craddock, Corey Adams, Williams (Amy) Jones. Great-grandchildren; Abigail, Lillian, Olivia, Terrell, Billy Drake, David, Kayla, Dalton, Cyndy, and Justin.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Adams are scheduled to be conducted at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday, November 11, 2O20 at 2PM with Bro. Shane Smith and Bro. Gary Wilson officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday from 10AM until service time at 2PM.

The Family requests masks be worn and social distancing guidelines be observed if visiting the funeral home.

Mrs. Debbie Bishop

Mrs. Debbie Bishop

Mrs. Debbie Bishop, age 68, of Alexandria, TN, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

Mrs. Bishop was born April 15, 1952 in Smithville, TN, the daughter of the late Harvey Braxton Malone and Eva Ray Parkerson. She married Danny Bishop on January 27, 1997 and he preceded her in death on June 4, 2017. She was also preceded in death by Siblings; Roy Lee Malone, Billy Malone, Robert Donald Malone, and Frances Moss. Debbie graduated from Dekalb County High School in 1970. Mrs. Bishop was a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria, TN.

Mrs. Bishop is survived by Sister; Jimmie (David) Carter of Alexandria, TN. Step-daughters; Angela (Gale) Sanders of Lewisburg, TN, and Sharon Glover of Carthage, TN. Grandchildren; Brian (Jen) Dillehay, Megan Watson, and Andrea Glover. Great-grandchildren; Ava, Ethan, Malorie, Owen, and Liam. Brother-in-Law; Wayne (Paulette) Bishop of Maggart, TN. Sister-in-Law; Loretta Malone of Alexandria, TN, and Betty Jean Malone of Dowelltown, TN. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews also survive.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Bishop are scheduled to be conducted from the Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria, TN, on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 1PM. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be at Avant Funeral Home on Friday from 4PM until 7PM and on Saturday after 10AM until service time at 1PM.

The family requests memorials be made to the West Main Baptist Church Children’s Fund.

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