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Mr. James “Eb” Woodmore

Mr. James “Eb” Woodmore

Mr. James “Eb” Woodmore, age 65 of Hartsville, died Tuesday morning, February 27 at his home. He is survived by: wife, Sondra Woodmore; 2 sisters, Lillian Owens and husband Bruce of Lebanon, Demtric Corder of Portland; 3 daughters, Jasmine Denning and husband David of Bowling Green, Charnimeke Haller and husband Blake of Hartsville, Ty’Essence Woodmore and Dante of Lafayette; son-in-law, Dewayne Bradley Jr of Lafayette; mother-in-law, Joann Harper Dean of Hartsville; 12 grandchildren.

Mr. Woodmore is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, March 9 at 3:00 PM. Anthony White will officiate.

Visitation at the Carthage Chapel on Saturday only from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM.

Mr. Wallace Lee Flatt

Mr. Wallace Lee Flatt

Mr. Wallace Lee Flatt, age 77 of the Difficult Community, died Sunday afternoon, February 25 at Riverview Regional ER in Carthage.  He is survived by: wife, Hilda Flatt; daughter, Tina Williams and husband Kyle of Difficult; son, Garrett Flatt and wife Angie Warrick Flatt of Lafayette; sister, Mary Etta Grimsley of Defeated Creek; grandson, Dakota Flatt and wife Kaitlyn of Difficult; great-granddaughter, Emelia Grace Flatt. 

Mr. Flatt is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Kempville where his service will be conducted on Thursday, February 29 at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Zary Shealey and Eld. Barney Allison will officiate.  Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers are: Kyle Williams, Dakota Flatt, Daniel Grimsley, Caleb Grimsley, Colton Grimsley, Adain Jones, Troy Bohanan, Jason Bohanan.

Visitation at the Hackett Chapel in Kempville begins on Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Thursday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM. 

The family has requested memorials to the Jordan Hackett Foundation.  

Mr. John L. Sullivan

Mr. John L. Sullivan age 74, of Gordonsville, TN and formerly of Lebanon, TN passed away Tuesday January 23, 2024.

Mr. Sullivan was born March 24, 1949, adopted son of the late John Sullivan and Anna L. Hasell Sullivan. He was married to Paula Kowalski Russo Sullivan who passed away May 21, 2010.

Mr. Sullivan has no known survivors. For more information contact Bass Funeral Home, 807 Main St. North, Carthage, TN 37030, 615-735-1212 or Smith County Mayors office at 615-735-2294.
BASS FUNERAL HOME CARTHAGE, CHAPEL DIRECTORS

Mrs. Cheryl Lawson

Mrs. Cheryl Lawson

Mrs. Cheryl Lawson age 75 of the Club Springs Community passed peacefully at 1:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon February 22, 2024 surrounded by her family at the family’s Bellar Hollow Road farm. The family was being assisted with her care by Avalon Hospice of Cookeville.

Mrs. Lawson is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where the family will receive friends on Monday afternoon February 26th from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Tuesday February 27th from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

There will be a private graveside service for the family only and interment will be in the Lawson Family Cemetery on the Lawson Family farm. Bro. Donnie Payne will deliver the eulogy.

She was one of three children of the late Michael Morris Bello Sr. who died September 15, 1969 at the age of 44 and Lelamae Treva “Lee” Garrett Bello Jackson who died January 21, 2018 at the age of 87 and was born Cheryl Lee Bello in Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California on October 31, 1948.

She was united in marriage at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California on March 23, 1968 to William Douglas “Doug” Lawson.

Mrs. Lawson was a longtime employee of the Smith County Board of Education having retired as the dietician and cafeteria manager at the Smith County High School in 2023. She began employment there in 1995 and was cafeteria manager form 2009 until her retirement.

She was a 1966 graduate of William S. Hart High School in Santa Clarita, California and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California Davis in Davis, California.

The Lawson family relocated to Smith County in 1994 following Mr. Lawson selling Lawson Trucking Co. of which he was co-owner from 1973 until 1994.

Mrs. Lawson was a non-denominational Christian.

Surviving in addition to her husband Doug are their two children, Michael Bryan Lawson and wife Ranee of Grass Valley, California, Kathryn Marshall West and husband Mike of the Chestnut Mound Community; five grandchildren, Cody Lawson and wife Sydney, Colby Lawson, Bailey Lawson, Will George, Everett West; great-grandchild, Averie Lawson; sister, Karen Sue Bello of Sacramento, California; brother, Mike Morris Bello Jr. and wife Jeanie of Grass Valley, California.

The Lawson family requests memorials to the Smith County Back Pack program.

Pallbearers: Will George, Brian Lawson, Kyle West, Jerry Solomine Mike Bello, Terry Fields

Mrs. Donna Ash Sguanci

Mrs. Donna Ash Sguanci

Hogans Creek Community housewife, Mrs. Donna Ash Sguanci, died peacefully at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin on Thursday afternoon February 22, 2024 under the care of HighPoint Hospice. Admitted there on February 15th battling cancer, she was pronounced deceased at 2:34 p.m. Mrs. Sguanci was 68.

Eld. Rickey Hall will officiate at the 1 p.m. Monday afternoon February 26th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial will follow near her parents in section three at the Ridgewood Cemetery.

The Sguanci family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. and again on Monday after 11 a.m. at Sanderson in Carthage.

She was one of three children, two daughters and a son born to the late Joe Ellar Ash who died March 31, 1985 at the age of 57 and Ollie Lealon Duncan Ash who died August 31, 2003 at the age of 66 and was born Donna Lee Ash at the former McFarland Hospital in Lebanon on March 10, 1955.

Mrs. Sguanci was a member of the 1973 graduating class of Smith County High School. There she majored in business and home economics and was the piano player for F. H. A. her sophomore and senior year. She sang in the school chorus her sophomore and junior year, was a member of the Pep club all four years and her junior and senior year was a member of the speech club.

At the Carthage Church of God on May 14, 2011 she was united in marriage to Carlo Sguanci with the ceremony being performed by Cliffa Norris.

Mrs. Sguanci was employed in law enforcement, first as a Town of Carthage Dispatcher, and in 1982 began a career under former Smith County Sheriff Johnny Bane where she first served as a dispatcher and when the new Justice Center was constructed she was in charge of visitations of families and prisoners under Sheriff Steve Harper. She retired from county government in 2017 with a total career of over thirty five years.

Mrs. Sguanci was a non-denominational Christian.

Surviving in addition to her husband of almost thirteen years is her daughter, Candice Sinclair and husband Mark of the Four Way Inn Community; her two sons, David Dickens of Mount Juliet, Adam Dickens and wife Bethany of Gordonsville; sister, Debbie Ash Cook and husband Danny of the Hogans Creek Community; brother, John (Eddie) Ash and wife Jennifer of Murfreesboro; six grandchildren, Autumn Sinclair, Cole, Knox, and Gavin Dickens, Jaxon and Taylor Dickens.

Pallbearers: Adam & David Dickens, Mark Sinclair, Danny Cook, Eddie Ash, Chad Lankford.

Mrs. Nancy Young

Mrs. Nancy Young

Retired dietician, Mrs. Nancy Young of Cookeville, died at the age of 89 at her Allen Drive home surrounded by her loving family. She was pronounced deceased at 6:08 p.m. Wednesday evening February 21, 2024 by Avalon Hospice of Livingston who had been assisting the family with her care.

Mrs. Young is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her funeral services are scheduled to be conducted on Monday afternoon February 26th at 3 p.m. with Chaplain Dwight Henry officiating.

Mrs. Young will be forwarded to the Day Funeral Home in Randolph, Vermont for services and interment will be beside her husband in the Branch View Cemetery in South Royalton in Windsor County, Vermont.

The Young family will receive friends at Sanderson in Carthage on Monday Feb. 26th from 1 p.m. until the services at 3 p.m.

The youngest of four children, she was born Nancy Ethel Preston at the Randolph Hospital in Randolph in Orange County, New York and was one of three daughters and a son of the late William Francis Preston who died at the age of 68 on June 8, 1974 and Mae Irene Corce Preston who died at the age of 68 on June 28, 1975 also at the age of 68.

All three of her siblings preceded her in death, Elwyn Young, Joyce Preston and Shirley Irene Preston Porter who died May 9, 2018 at the age of 90.

Mrs. Young was a 1953 graduate of Randolph High School.

In February of 1965 she was united in marriage to Floyd Luther Young who preceded her in death on March 20, 1995 at the age of 72 following thirty years of marriage.

She was first employed in the dietary department at the Randolph Hospital in Randolph, Vermont in 1955 and retired from the Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, New York.

Mrs. Young was of the protestant faith.

The family relocated to the Grant Community from Cambridge, New York in 1993.

Surviving are the four daughters, Celestia Burch of Lebanon, Joyce Myers and husband Benny of the Dodson Branch Community; Bridgett Reed of Inverness, Florida, Terri Reagan of Bennington, Vermont; two sons, Mark Young of Lebanon, Fred Whittier of Lake George, New York; fourteen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Geneva Claywell White

Mrs. Geneva Claywell White

South Carthage resident, Mrs. Geneva Claywell White, was pronounced deceased at 5:45 p.m. Saturday evening February 17, 2024 at the age of 94 at the Smith County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage where she had made her home since June 2, 2023.

Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon February 20th at 1 p.m. from the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens. Bro. Frank Bratcher will officiate and burial will be beside her husband in section five of the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.

The Claywell-White family will receive friends only on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until leaving Sanderson in Carthage at 12:30 p.m. for the 1 p.m., graveside service.

Mrs. White was the third of ten children, four daughters and six sons, born to the late Arthur Bryant Claywell Sr., who died at the age of 85 on September 21, 1985 and Flossie May Robinson Claywell who died at the age of 75 on June 5, 1982 and was born Geneva Frances Claywell in Nashville on March 17, 1929 and was reared in the Defeated Creek Community and attended Smith County High School through the 9th grade.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Joyce Claywell who died at 1 year of age on February 29, 1932, Elizabeth “Betty” Claywell Zukas who died August 3, 2009 at the age of 82, Myra Joy Claywell Powell who died March 15, 2005 at the age of 69, and by three brothers, Bobby Claywell who died April 19, 1998 at the age of 65, Arthur Bryant Claywell Jr. who died October 31, 2002 at the age of 77, and Jimmy Claywell who died September 5, 2018 at the age of 79.

Mrs. Claywell was preceded in death by her husband of almost thirty years, Nashville native Berry Alvin “Buck” White who preceded her in death at the age of 66 on September 14, 1985. They were united in marriage on December 10, 1955.

Mrs. White was a homemaker and was a member of the Saturn Drive Baptist Church in Nashville.

Surviving are her three brothers, Terry Claywell and wife Evonne Bransford Claywell of the Defeated Creek Community, Phil Claywell and wife Linda Swann Claywell of the Buffalo Community, Steve Claywell and wife Darlene Blair Claywell also of the Buffalo Community.

Pallbearers: Kevin, Jacob, Kenny, Stanley, Bryson, and Dickie Claywell.

Mr. Timothy Joel Vaden

Mr. Timothy Joel Vaden

Mr. Timothy Joel Vaden, age 62 of Gordonsville, TN, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

Mr. Vaden was born December 21, 1961 in Carthage, TN, a son of June Gibbs Vaden and the late James Donald Vaden. Tim was saved as a young man and attended the Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church. He graduated Gordonsville High School in 1980. Tim worked at Bentley Harris for numerous years. He was very active in the Smith County Jaycees and worked hard on their Christmas Program for children. Tim loved riding motorcycles, fishing, and trail riding his horses.

Tim will be remembered as a very independent and good hearted person. He served as surrogate stand-in father for many children.

Mr. Vaden is survived by Mother; June Gibbs Vaden of Hickman, TN. Siblings; Darla Vaden of Hickman, TN, Donnie (Renia) Vaden of Chestnut Mound, TN, Jeff “J.W.” (Rhonda) Vaden of Chestnut Mound, TN. Nieces and nephews; Brandon (Morgan) Vaden, Brittney (Adam) Shaw, Erin Vaden, Kayla (Ben) Malone, and Jordan (Paige) Key. Step-children; Chelsea Montgomery, Emma Murphy, Natasha Pharris, and Timothy Pharris. Step-grandchildren; Amara, Braiden, Paislee, Kynslee, Blakely, Gabriella, Madilynn, and Bryson. Ten great nieces and great nephews.

Funeral Services for Mr. Vaden are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 1PM with Bro. Barney Allison and Bro. Tim Blackburn officiating. Interment will follow in the Smith County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Luke Spurgeon officiating.

Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 2PM until 8PM and on Sunday after 10AM until service time at 1PM.

The family requests memorials be made to assist with funeral expenses.

Mr. Robert James Roberts

Mr. Robert James Roberts

Mr. Robert James Roberts, age 82 of Tanglewood community of Smith Co. TN, and a native of the Maggart Community in Smith County, TN, passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

Mr. Roberts was born January 31, 1942 in the Sullivans Bend community of Smith Co. TN, a son of the late James Alfred Roberts and Berchie Cordelia Bush Roberts. He was also preceded in death by a sister: Vallie Harriet Orr, brother, Wayne Odell Roberts and the mother of his children, Joan Carolyn Denney. Mr. Roberts worked at Precision Rubber for 21 years as a bus driver for the Smith County School System for 30 years, he was a farmer and an avid fisherman. He attended the Maggart United Methodist Church.

Mr. Roberts is survived by two daughters: Tammi Roberts (Jack) Gelzer of Knoxville, TN and Lisa Roberts Nesbitt of Carthage, TN: Sister, Marie Roberts of Tanglewood, TN, grandchildren: John Ramsey Gelzer, Kara Lyn Nesbitt, Cody James Nesbitt; companion, Faye Lambert of Elmwood, TN, beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

Funeral Services for Mr. Roberts are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 2PM with Bro Michael Massey and Bro Junior Nesbitt officiating. Interment will follow in the Dickens Cemetery in Maggart, TN.

Visitation with the Roberts family will be at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday February 17, 2024 from 11AM until 8PM and Sunday February 18, 2024 after 11AM until service time at 2PM.
Serving as pallbearers will be David Hardeman, Jimmy Hardeman, Al Collins, Junior Bush, David Bush, John Gelzer, Cody James Nesbitt, and Cullen McAlpin.

Family requests memorials be made to Dickens Cemetery.

Mrs. Ethel Kelley

Mrs. Ethel Kelley

Mrs. Ethel Kelley age 97 of South Carthage was pronounced deceased at 9:25 p.m. Sunday evening February 11, 2024 at the Smith County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage where she had made her home since November 3, 2022.

Funeral services conducted by Pastor Lanny Thomas are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday afternoon February 16th at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial will beside her first husband and the father of their late son at the Brush Creek Cemetery.

The Kelley family will receive friends at Sanderson in Carthage on Thursday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again on Friday after 11 a.m.

Born in the Flynns Lick Community of Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” Young Mahaney who died at the age of 88 on February 21, 1993 and was one of thirteen children of the late Pink Edward Mahaney Sr. who died at the age of 89 on July 15, 1980.

The mother of Mrs. Kelley’s three oldest half siblings, Mrs. Clennie Lawson Mahaney. died in 1918 at the age of 29.

Eight of her full sisters and brothers preceded her in death including Willard Mahaney, Georgia Dee Mahaney Hubbard who died at the age of 25 on June 10, 1957, Opal Mahaney Duke who died at the age of 68 on September 21, 2005, Ruby Mahaney Meadows who died February 11, 2008 at the age of 78, Frank Wilson Mahaney who died March 12, 1999 at the age of 54, Robert Key Mahaney who died September 11, 1993 at the age of 46, Pink Edward “Red Bone” Mahaney Jr. who died June 19, 2014 at the age of 79 and Mitchell Mahaney who died July 22, 1951 at the age of 26 as a result of drowning. Also preceding her in death were three half siblings, Kelly Baugh Mahaney who died at the age of 10 from scarlet fever on September 14, 1920, John Columbus Mahaney who died at the age of 65 on December 26, 1968, and Stella Mai Mahaney Young who died at the age of 80 on July 17, 1995.

Her first husband, Fred Dalton “Bob” Paris preceded her death on November 24, 1974 at the age of 53.

On August 20, 1977 she was united in marriage to Lancaster Community native Virgil Spence Kelley, who preceded her in death on November 10, 1991 at the age of 79.

Mrs. Kelley was also preceded in death by her only child, Billy Earl Paris who died from kidney failure on February 16, 2022 at the age of 73 and by her daughter-in-law, Mary Mae Marie Cobb Paris who died at the age of 59 on August 23, 2009.

Mrs. Kelley was a Christian of the Pentecostal faith.

She retired from the dietary department at the former Carthage General Hospital where she was employed for over twenty five years.

Mrs. Kelley is survived by a granddaughter, Heather Paris and fiancée Charles Stewart of Carthage; grandson, Robert Paris and wife Rachel Angel Paris of South Carthage; great-grandson, Jordan Paris of Carthage; brother, Ernest Mahaney of South Carthage, the last surviving of the thirteen children.

Mrs. Jean Bain Hackett

Mrs. Jean Bain Hackett

Mrs. Jean Bain Hackett, age 74 of Hickman, TN, passed away Saturday February 10, 2024 at Smith County Health and Rehabilitation in Carthage, TN.

Jean was born September 7, 1949 in Liberty TN to the late Mattie Bell Dodd Bain and Buddy Bain Jean graduated in 1967 from DeKalb County High School, she pursued nursing school at McFarland Hospital and graduated as an LPN. On October 28, 1967 she married the love of her life, Richard “Bear” Hackett, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Jean dedicated 15 years to homemaking and actively supported her husband in ministry for over 40 years. She worked at Wal Mart in Carthage TN for 35 years where she formed lasting connections within the community.


Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Richard “Bear” Hackett who passed away December 23, 2023. Her mother, Mattie Bell Dodd Bain and her father, Buddy Bain, both hailed from Alexandria, TN. She also lost her sisters, Anita Hayes of Mt. Juliet, TN and Frances Jordan of Lebanon, TN, as well as her brothers, Buddy Bain, Jr. and Don “Monk” Bain both of Alexandria, TN.
Jean is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Jennifer (David) Gravley of Hickman, TN ; three granddaughters: Bethany (Jarrell) Bates of Carthage, TN, Hannah (Richard) Moore of Liberty, TN , and Jessalyn Young of Hickman, TN.; step-granddaughter, Nichole Gravley of Carthage, TN; step-grandson, Kyle (Jenna) Gravley of Lebanon, TN; four great-grandchildren; Aleigha and MaKaylee Bates of Carthage, TN and Maverick and Clayton Moore of Liberty, TN; step-great-grandson, Conner Gravley of Lebanon, TN; sister-in-law, Jane Bain of Sykes, TN: brother-in-law: Jerry (Beverly) Hackett of Hickman, TN along with several nieces and nephews. May her memory be a blessing to all who knew her.

Mrs. Hackett is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes where funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 11 AM with Bishop Richard Blackburn officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Jeans family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home on Tuesday February 13, 2024 from 4PM to 8PM and on Wednesday February 14, 2024 from 9AM until service time at 11AM.

Mr. Steve Woods

Mr. Steve Woods

Mr. Steve Woods, age 72 of South Carthage, TN, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2023.

Mr. Woods was born October 10, 1951 in Lebanon, TN, a son of the late William Donald Woods and Myrtle Maurine Bush Woods. He was also preceded in death by Brothers; Kenneth Woods and Roger Woods and Brother-in-law; Mike Richhart.

Steve was a 1971 graduate of Smith County High School. He worked for Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation as a Lineman and Warehouse Manager for 46 years until his retirement.

Mr. Woods is survived by Children; Holly (Danny) Rose of Carthage, TN, and Aaron Woods of Carthage, TN. Grandchildren; Madysin Griffin, Riley Woods, and River Woods. Mother of his children; Jeanette Woods of Pea Ridge, TN. Siblings; Ruth (John) Culley of Clayton, IN, Sue (Billy) Castetter of Plainfield, IN, Jackie (Bonnie) Woods of Greenbrier, TN, Mary (Sid) Bryan of Danville, IN, Peggy Richhart of Moorsville, IN, and Cynthia Woods of Clayton, IN. Step grandchildren; Carleigh Rose, Cooper Rose, and Callie Rose.

Funeral Services for Mr. Woods are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 2PM with Eld. Junior Dickerson officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

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

Mr. Timothy Clyde Farrell

Mr. Timothy Clyde Farrell

Mr. Timothy Clyde Farrell, age 68, of Alexandria, TN, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024.

Mr. Farrell was born July 9, 1955 in Detroit, MI, a son of the late Ollie Stanford Farrell and Willie Mai Scurlock Farrell. He was also preceded in death by Son; Timothy Joseph Farrell. Mr. Farrell graduated from high school in Detroit, MI. He worked for Texas Boot and also at Precision Rubber.

Mr. Farrell is survived by Companion of 25 years; Linda Massey of Alexandria, TN. Children; Amy (Eric Roberts) Gregory of Gordonsville, TN, Bryan (Ashley Savage) Gill of Gordonsville, TN, Jessica (Dustin Proffit) Farrell of Gordonsville, TN, Richard (Melissa Ring) Farrell of Gordonsville, TN, and Jennifer (Garion) Gibbs of Gordonsville, TN. Step-children; Shannon Harris, Ryan Massey, and Kevin Massey. Grandchildren; Paige Gregory, Faith Gregory, Sierra Roberts, Bryce Gill, Adriona Gillispie, Chloe Gill, Bryan Gill, Jr., Damion Franklin, Paisley Proffit, Kaden Farrell, Anthony Fuller, Tentin Farrell, Averie Fuller, Hadley Farrell, Hannah Madewell, Peyton Savage, and Ben Savage. Five step-grandchildren; Owen Harris, William Harris, Chloe Harris, Chase Massey and Zak Massey. Five great grandchildren.

There are no formal services planned.

Mrs. Marcella “Marcie” Christian

Mrs. Marcella “Marcie” Christian

Mrs. Marcella “Marcie” Christian, age 75 of the Rome Community, died Friday evening, February 2 at Riverview Regional in Carthage.  She is survived by: niece and care giver, Tonya Robinson Corey and husband Mark of Nashville.  

Mrs. Christian will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services and interred in the Clouse Cemetery in Sparta, Tennessee.  No formal services are planned.  

Ms. Linda Overstreet

Ms. Linda Overstreet

A retired U. S. Postmaster, Ms. Linda Overstreet age 80 of the Granville Community, was pronounced dead on arrival at 1:39 p.m. Saturday afternoon February 3, 2024 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville after suffering An apparent fatal heart attack at her Pinnacle Lane home.

Memorial services are scheduled to be conducted Friday afternoon February 9th at 5 p.m. from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Bro. Chris Reagan will officiate.

The Overstreet family will receive friends only on Friday from 2 p.m. until the memorial services at Sanderson in Carthage.

Born Linda Lou Cline in Dunlap in Sequatchie County, Tennessee on November 17, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Avery Christopher Cline who died March 18, 1976 at the age of 61 and Mildred Vivian Pickett Cline who died September 9, 2005 at the age of 92.

A sister, Delores Cline Hamrick preceded Ms. Overstreet in death on September 21, 1999 at the age of 59.

Ms. Overstreet was a 1960 graduate of the Sequatchie County High School.

She was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ in Granville.

She began her career with the United States Postal service as postmaster of the Elmwood Post Office and retired in 2004 as the postmaster at the Chestnut Mound Post Office, with a career that spanned over twenty five years.

She was a former member of the Carthage Chapter # 190 Order of the Eastern Star.

Ms. Overstreet was a member of the United States National Association of Post Masters.

She is survived by her two daughters, Mitzi Overstreet of the Elmwood Community, Ginger Overstreet Ramsey and husband Stanley of the Rawls Creek Community, sister, Roma Cline Heard of Hueytown, Alabama; five grandchildren, Tiffany Ramsey of Gordonsville, Jonathan Mungle and wife Kimberly, Megan Sebers all of the Elmwood Community, Samantha Lee and husband Johnny of the Pleasant Shade Community, Mikaela Ramsey of the Rawls Creek Community; seven great grandchildren, Nyla Mungle, Lauren Mungle Colton Sebers, Jensen Sebers and Sophia Avery, Jay and Joshua Lee one great-great-grandson, Marcel Mungle, caregiver and special friend, Donna Thackxton.