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Mrs. Dixie Harper

Mrs. Dixie Harper

Mrs. Dixie Harper, age 82 of Lebanon, died Sunday morning, July 7 at her home.  She is survived by: children, Sherry Harper Martin of Leesburg, Virginia, Anthony Harper of Lebanon.  

Mrs. Harper will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services.  No services are planned at this time.

Ms. Sibyl Joyce Beasley

Ms. Sibyl Joyce Beasley

Ms. Sibyl Joyce Beasley, age 86, of Donaldson, died Sunday morning, at Trevecca Health & Rehab in Nashville. She is survived by a brother; Benton Ray Beasley of Pleasant Shade. 

Ms. Beasley is at Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Wednesday, July 10, at 11:00 AM with Eld. Gerald Ragland officiating. Interment in the Pleasant Shade Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel beginning on Tuesday from 2:00 PM  until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

Mrs. Patricia Ann Anderson

Mrs. Patricia Ann Anderson

Mrs. Patricia Ann Anderson, age 50 of Lebanon, TN passed away Saturday July 6, 2024.

Mrs. Anderson was born on August 7, 1973 in Arab, Alabama a daughter of the late Delmer Spurlock and Edith Currie Spurlock. She was married to Billy Anderson on September 8, 1992. She worked as a metal fabricator at AFI Kloeckner Metals. She loved spending time with her family.

Mrs. Anderson is survived by her husband: Billy Anderson of Lebanon, TN; children; Jackie Anderson of Lebanon, TN, Ebert Anderson of Lebanon, TN, Rececca (Isaac) Hood of Lebanon, TN and Jessica Anderson of Lebanon, TN; grandchild, Zachary Hood; siblings: James Currie, Joseph Spurlock, Tammy Currie, Donna Spurlock, Amanda Moss and Charlie Spurlock.

Mrs. Anderson is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Graveside services and interment will be held on Tuesday July 9, 2024 at 2 PM at the Maxwell Family Cemetery, Chestnut Mound, TN with Bro Jamie Duke officiating.

Mrs. Anderson’s family will receive friends on Tuesday July 9, 2024 at the Gordonsville chapel of Bass Funeral Homes from 10AM until we leave to go to the Maxwell Cemetery at 1:30 PM

Memorial contributions can be made to Bass Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses at, Bass Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Gordonsville, TN 38563.

Mrs. Pat Donoho Christian

Mrs. Pat Donoho Christian

Mrs. Pat Donoho Christian, age 83 of the Flatrock Community, died Sunday afternoon, June 30 at St. Thomas West in Nashville.  She is survived by: husband, T. J. Christian; sons, Gary Tisdale of Flatrock, Tracy Tisdale of Flatrock; 2 sisters, Dianne Cart and husband Rick of Nashville, Jean Hiett and husband Richard of South Carthage; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.  

Memorial Services for Mrs. Christian will be conducted on Friday afternoon, July 12, at 3:00 PM at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.  Eld. Junior Dickerson will officiate.  Private Interment for family in the Dixon Springs Cemetery at a later date. 

Visitation at the Carthage Chapel on Friday only from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM.  

Mr. Payten Bailey Cowan

Mr. Payten Bailey Cowan

Mr. Payten Bailey Cowan age 33, of the Love Valley Community of DeKalb Co. passed away Monday July 1, 2024 at Sumner Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

Mr. Cowan was born February 27, 1991 in Lebanon, TN, son of Robert Glenn (Bobby) Cowan Jr. and Amanda Faye Green Cowan. He was a 2009 graduate of Gordonsville High School. He worked for Green Logging.
He was also preceded in death by grandparents: James Curtis Green on January 11, 2018, Robert Glenn Cowan Sr. on July 5, 2014 and Melba Jenelle Grissom Cowan on December 17, 2005.

Mr. Cowan is survived by his parents: Robert Glenn (Bobby) and Amanda Green Cowan of Love Valley Community; sister: Kristin (Brandon) Hanus of Baxter, TN; niece Evie Hanus and nephew River Hanus; grandmother: Becky Douglas Green; aunts and uncles: Curt and Marsha Green, Holly and Mark Wood, Scotty and Vicky Green, Hope and Mike Gibbs, Brenda and Eddie Paschall, and Luanne and Denny Grandinetti and many cousins.

Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes handles the services and visitation on Wednesday July 3, 2024, at 1PM. Interment followed in the Cowan Family Cemetery on the Cowan Family farm in the Love Valley Community of DeKalb Co.

Donations in Payten’s memory may be made to Smith County Government/ Smith Co Drug Coalition.

Mrs. Alline Proffitt Smith

Mrs. Alline Proffitt Smith

Mrs. Alline Proffitt Smith, age 92 of Lock Seven died Saturday morning, June 29 at Lebanon Center for Rehabilitation.  She is survived by: sister-in-law, Martha Sanders; several nieces and nephews.  

Mrs. Smith is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Wednesday morning, July 3 at 11:00 AM.  Sis. Gladys Hart will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens with Bro. James Guire officiating.  Serving as pallbearers are: Steve Duff, Brian Lee Smith, Cameron Crook, Clinton Hensley, Keith Proffitt. 

Visitation on Wednesday only from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.  

The family has requested memorials to the Lions Club Sight Service.

Mrs. Hilda Polston Flatt

Mrs. Hilda Polston Flatt

Mrs. Hilda Polston Flatt age 74 of the Difficult Community was discovered deceased by her daughter at the Flatt family’s Kemp Hollow Road farm home. She was pronounced deceased at 7 a.m. Thursday morning June 27, 2024 at the Highpoint-Health Riverview Emergency Room.

Mrs., Flatt is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her funeral services are scheduled to be conducted on Monday morning July 1st with Bro. Zary Shealy officiating. Following the 11 a.m. services burial will be beside her husband, Wallace, in the Gazebo garden at the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.

The Flatt family will be receiving friends at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday evening and again on Monday from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. services.

She was one of seven children, four daughters and three sons and was the third child born to the late Johnnie Othell Polston who died in 1983 at the age of 62 and Martha Emma Brummitt Polston who died in 2001 at the age of 73.

All three of her brothers preceded her in death, Terry Polston who died at the age of 57 on October 22, 2009, Othell Junior Polston who died at the age of 68 on December 11, 2014and Gene Wilson Polston who died at the age of 72 on August 4, 2020.

Mrs. Flatt attended Macon County High School in Lafayette.

She was united in marriage to Difficult Community native, Wallace Lee Flatt, who just died, also of an apparent heart attack at the age of 77, on February 25, 2024 following almost fifty three years of marriage. They marriage was solemnized by Eld. Phocian Gibbs at his Cookeville Highway home.

Now a homemaker and longtime adult sitter, she had in years past been employed at the former Welsh Company in Gordonsville and at the former Texas Boot plant in Carthage.

Mrs. Flatt was saved at the age of 11 and was baptized into the full fellowship of the Meadorville Missionary Baptist Church at Lafayette.

Surviving is her daughter, Tina Flatt Williams and husband Kyle of the Difficult Community; a son, former Smith County Deputy sheriff, Garrett Flatt and wife Angie Warrick Flatt of Lafayette; grandson, Dakota Flatt and wife Kaitlyn Tiller Flatt also of Lafayette; great-granddaughter, Emelia Grace Flatt; three sisters, Rosemary Polston Russell and husband Rick of Lafayette, Jan Harper and Brenda Lee Polston both of Gallatin.

The Flatt family has requested memorials to great-granddaughter, the Emmy Flatt Education Fund.

Ms. Shirley Watson Braswell

Ms. Shirley Watson Braswell, known to many as Granny, age 83 of Carthage, TN, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2024.

Ms. Braswell was born February 19, 1941 in the Club Springs Community of Smith County, TN, a daughter of the late Dewey Odell Watson and Eva Athaleen Bennett Watson. She was also preceded in death by two sisters; Pat Watson Jones and Joyce Ann Watson Vaden.

Shirley was raised in Congo Bottom and was a member of Gordonsville High School Class of 1959. After high school, she worked as an LPN for Smith County Memorial Hospital and the Petty Green Clinic. Later she worked at RobertShaw and Dana for several years. She finished her career with Zena Corporation after working there for 20 years. Shirley was a member of the Lancaster United Methodist Church.

Ms. Braswell is survived by two children; Renee (Steve) Armistead of Club Springs, TN, and Jeff (Sharon) Braswell of Watervale, TN. Grandchildren; Brooke Armistead, Brandi (Serman) Lim, Brittany (Caleb) Reese, Monica Braswell and Cody (Jamie) Braswell. Great-grandchildren; Lane Braswell, Lexi Braswell, Hayden Lim, Sierra Lim, Hudson Lim, Bentley Lim, Callahan Lim, Ellie Kate Reese, and Maggie Reese. Sisters; Linda (Billy) Lancaster of Hickman, TN, Sanda (Glen) Vaden of Gordonsville, TN, and Teresa Goolsby of Milton, TN.

To celebrate the life of Ms. Shirley Watson Braswell, the family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday, June 28, 2024 from 4PM until 7PM. The celebration will conclude with a prayer service at 7PM by Steve Armistead.

The family requests memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

Mr. Billy Dean Manning

Mr. Billy Dean Manning

Mr. Billy Dean Manning, age 88 of Hickman, TN, passed away on Monday morning, June 24, 2024 at his home in Hickman, TN.

Mr. Manning was born March 20, 1936 a son of the late Buford Manning and Volina Ligon Manning, Dot Manning. He was also preceded in death by Twin Brother; Bobby Gene Manning, Sister; Martha Hite and Brother; Buddy Manning.

Mr. Manning was a 1957 graduate of Smith County High School. He was a retiree of Ryder PIE Truck Lines. Mr. Manning attended Rawls Creek Church where he was a superintendent for many years. He enjoyed being out on the farm.

Mr. Manning married Eunice Ann Campbell on December 4, 1959.

Mr. Manning is survived by Wife of 64 years; Eunice Ann Campbell Manning. Daughter; Marcia (Kelvin) Gregory and Tammy (Randall) Woodard. Sons; Tommy (Amy) Manning and Mike (Teresa) Manning. Grandchildren; Logan (Fiancé, Amanda Rathburn) Gregory, John Woodard, Jacob Woodard, Nathan (Victoria) Manning, Ashley (Nick) Sackman, Meagan Manning, Luke Manning, and Allie Manning. Great-grandchildren; Sara, Emma, Carter, and Maya Manning and Andrew and Archer Sackman. Sister; Carolyn Hyde. Brother; Donnie Manning. Sister-in-Law; Gyla Manning.

Funeral services for Mr. Manning are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday, June 28, 2024 at 1PM with Bro. Gary Wix delivering prayer and eulogy and Bro. Leonard Diebold officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday from 3PM until 8PM and on Friday after 11AM until service time at 1PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Jordan Hackett Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Mrs. Lisa Rich

Mrs. Lisa Rich

Mrs. Lisa Rich, age 61, of Carthage, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 18, at her home. She is survived by son; Michael “Woody” Woodard and wife Hannah of Carthage, brothers; Marty Harris of Carthage, Mickey Harris of Carthage, grandchildren; Kalli Woodard, Alissa Woodard, Addison Maberry, and Kortland Woodard.

Mrs. Rich is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted Saturday morning, June 22, at 11:00 AM with Bro. Lanny Thomas officiating. Interment in the Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Family and Friends.

The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel beginning on Friday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM until service at 11:00 AM.

The family requested memorials to assist with funeral expenses.

Mr. Charles E. Duke

Mr. Charles E. Duke

Mr. Charles E. Duke, age 98, died Saturday evening, June 15 at Lifecare Center in Davidson County.  He is survived by: daughter, Sharon Edwards of Nashville;; 2 grandchildren, Rachel Edwards of Nashville and Scott Edwards and wife Shanna of Dothan, Alabama.  

Mr. Edwards is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Thursday morning, June 20 at 11:00 AM.  Eld. Gayle Snoddy will officiate. Military Honors presented by American Legion Post #57.  Interment in the Gene Butler Cemetery in the Brooks Bend Community.  

Visitation on Thursday only from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.  

The family has requested memorials to Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue.

Mrs. Arlene M. Jacobson

Mrs. Arlene M. Jacobson

Mrs. Arlene M. Jacobson Droste, age 78 of Lebanon, TN, and formerly of Necedah, WI, passed away on June 16, 2024 at TriStar Summit Medical Center at 3:15AM surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Droste was born July 2, 1945 in Necedah, WI, a daughter of the late Jake Jacobson and Beulah Perkins Jacobson. She married Robert Droste in 1969 and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2018. Mrs. Droste was also preceded in death by Daughter; Shaorn Lee, Sister; Evelyn Droste, and Brother; Merlin Jacobson.

Mrs. Droste is survived by Seven children; Diane (Greg) Lesperance, Karen (Ron) Arnell, Robert (Theresa) Droste, David (Beata) Droste, Ledah (Rod) Billington, Malinda (Kevin) Krutza, and Theron (Sarah) Droste. She was a loving grandmother to 32 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Droste will be transferred to Roseberry Funeral Home Adams-Friendship, Wisconsin where funeral services will be conducted.

Don Wallace (Donnie) Hearn

Don Wallace (Donnie) Hearn

Don Wallace (Donnie) Hearn, age 77, of Alexandria, passed away at home on June 14,2024. During his elementary school years, his family moved to Murfreesboro where he attended Mitchel Nielson Elementary and Murfreesboro Central High School before his family moved back to Alexandria. He graduated from Watertown High School and attended Cumberland University and Middle Tennessee State University. He served four years in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, aboard the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine, the USS Nathan Hale, SSBN623, and was a plank owner of, and served aboard, the nuclear fast attack submarine, the USS Hammerhead, SSN663.

He was a lover of vintage cars, and 18 wheeler trucks. His first jobs were truck driving jobs working for his dad. He never lost his love of the road. He hauled milk from farms across Middle Tennessee to local milk plants. Later he transported milk over the eastern portion of the US from Northern Michigan to South Florida, from Wisconsin and Kansas, to North and South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama. He served as Manager of the State of Tennessee Motor Pool under the Blanton Administration. He Owned and managed Parkview Apartments. Donnie is a charter member of the West Main Baptist Church.

In his final years, he was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, that robbed him of his ability to move and eventually took his life. Donnie was a part of a John Hopkins research study’s effort to learn more about PSP for which there is no treatment or cure.

Donnie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol Buterbaugh Hearn, and his son Rob Charles Hearn; his brother and sister-in-law Ben and Kathy Hearn, sister-in-law Tammy Hearn; sister-in-law Judy Buterbaugh Morgan; sister/brother-in-law Kay and Ricky Vantrease; nieces Kelley Morgan Broome, Mary Katherine Keltner; nephews, Bill Morgan, Timothy and Tyler Hearn; Brady and John Bratten Hearn; Paul and John Vantrease, Jacob Wiloth. Donnie is predeceased by his parents, Edward and Katherine Hearn, his precious daughter, Dana Carol Hearn, his brother Joe Hearn; brother in law, Bob Morgan, his nephew, Adam Hearn; parents-in-law Millard and Lucille Buterbaugh.

The family will receive friends at Anderson Funeral Home, Wednesday, June 19 at 9:30 until the funeral. Graveside service with military honors will be held at Hearn Hill Cemetery following the visitation. Funeral is at 12:30 pm. Memorial donations are encouraged to be sent to Cure PSP to find a cure for this horrific disease.

Mrs. Jo Helen Nixon

Mrs. Jo Helen Nixon

Mrs. Jo Helen Nixon, age 83, died Saturday morning, June 15, at NHC in Cookeville. She is survived by daughter; Lisa Stewart of Cleveland, Georgia, grandchildren, Josh Jenkins of South Carthage, Stephen Smithson of Carthage, brother; Donnie Woodard and wife Anna of Russell Hill, sister in law; Shelby Jean Woodard of Russell Hill.

Mrs. Nixon is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted Thursday afternoon, June 20, at 3:00 PM with Eld. Anthony Dixon officiating. Interment will be at Davis Cemetery, Russell Hill, TN.

Pallbearers: Tim Woodard, Joey Woodard, Ricky West, Lewis West, Patrick Nixon, and Joe Nixon.

The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel beginning on Thursday from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM.

Mr. Daniel Bean

Mr. Daniel Bean

Mr. Daniel Bean, age 82, died Friday evening, at St. Thomas Midtown. He is survived by children; Danny Bean and wife Julie of Grant, Darrell Bean and wife Annette of Baytown, Texas, Dana Harvey and husband Brett of Lebanon, grandchildren; Kristen Perry and husband Charles of Cookeville, Ashley Bean of Cookeville, Nathan Bean of Baytown, Texas, Alisha Delasuente of Holliday, TN, Anthony Collier of Lascassas, TN, great grandchildren; Justin Hearn, William Perry, Weston Perry, Adelyna Delasuente, Isabella Delasuente.

Mr. Bean was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home and will be cremated at the Cumberland Family Services in Algood. There are no services planned at this time. Inurnment will be at White Cemetery in Highland Texas.