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Mr. Robert “Cowboy” Hoffman

Mr. Robert “Cowboy” Hoffman, age 58, of South Carthage, died Friday morning, November 16, 2018, at Summit Medical Center in Nashville.

He is survived by: wife, Alicia Hoffman; children, Jillian Hoffman, Rob Hoffman, Scott Hoffman, K. G. Hoffman, Devin Richardson, Kyle Charon, Harley Hoffman, Tater Hoffman and brother, Corky Roberts; 7 grandchildren.

Mr. Hoffman is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home and will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at Carthage First Baptist Church with  Bro. Tim Frank will officiating.  The time will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Jimmie Wilson Nolen

Mr. Jimmie Wilson Nolen

Mr. Jimmie Wilson Nolen, age 69, of Hickman, TN, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018.

Mr. Nolen was born in Lebanon, TN, on June 9, 1949 to the late James Mahlon Nolen and Molly Etta Nolen. He was also preceded in death by Two Sisters; Elaine Nolen and Deborah Nolen Crawford.

Jimmie graduated from Gordonsville High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict as part of the SeaBees. After service time in Vietnam, Mr. Nolen served with the Tennessee Defense Force.

Mr. Nolen married Theresa Armistead on March 3, 1972. He started working construction with his father. After helping his father, Jimmie worked for Oman Construction, Summitt Construction, Eatherly Construction, Rackley Roofing, and several others.

Mr. Nolen is survived by Wife of 46 years; Theresa Armistead Nolen of Hickman, TN. Daughter; Tracy Nolen Holder of Carthage, TN. Son; Bobby (Elizabeth) Nolen of Hickman, TN. Grandchildren; Chance (Brittany) Holder, Dusten Holder, Callie Holder, Leslie Nolen, and Jimmie Lee Nolen. Two Great-grandchildren; Gannon Holder and Zatanna Holder. Niece; Amanda Crawford of Carthage, TN. Aunt; Marie (Billy) Hatcher.

Funeral Services for Mr. Nolen are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2PM with Bro. Mark Stinnett officiating. Interment will follow in the Baird Memorial Cemetery in Hickman, TN.

Visitation with the Nolen 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.

In lieu of flowers, the Nolen Family requests memorials in Mr. Jimmmie’s memory be made to St. Jude or to the Nashville Rescue Mission.

Mr. Robert Pruett

Mr. Robert Pruett

Mr. Robert Pruett, age 78, of Carthage, died Wednesday morning, November 14, 2018, at Sumner Regional in Gallatin.

He is survived by: sons, David Pruett of Difficult, Junior Pruett of Carthage.

Mr. Pruett is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.  Graveside service and interment will be conducted on Friday afternoon, November 16, at 3:00 PM at the Welch Cemetery in Gainesboro.

Visitation will be at the graveside.

Mr. Sammy Thomas Rigsby

Mr. Sammy Thomas Rigsby

Mr. Sammy Thomas Rigsby, age 78, of Lebanon, died Tuesday morning, November 13, 2018, at his home.

He is survived by: children, John Rigsby of Lebanon, Teresa Phillips of Lebanon; mother of children, Corean Crawford Rigsby of the Popes Hill Community.

Mr. Rigsby is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, November 16, at 1:00 PM.  Eld. Junior Dickerson and Bro. Jimmy Smith will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers are: C. T. Phillips, Leon Dies, Shane Gregory, Rob Elkins, Johnny Bane, Bobby Joe Smith.

Visitation will be on Friday only from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Mr. John Donald Lancaster

Mr. John Donald Lancaster

Mr. John Donald Lancaster, age 76, of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away suddenly on Monday, November 12, 2018.

Mr. Lancaster was born in Lancaster, TN, March 29, 1942 to the late Robert James Lancaster and Otha Murray Lancaster. He was also preceded in death by his Sister; Anna Sue Lancaster and Brother; Robert “Bob” A. Lancaster.

Mr. Lancaster is survived by Brother; Thomas “Tommy” Lancaster. Son; John S. (Cynthia) Lancaster. Daughter; Marian Jane “Janie” (Jimmy) Parks. Grandchildren; Sonya (Clay Burks) Glover, Krista Glover, Trent Glover, Colton Perry, Croix Parks, and Olivia Parks. Great Grandchildren who he loved and cherished; Raelyn Hedstrom, Emma Floyd, and Mason Floyd. He is also survived by half brothers; Jim Lancaster, Bill Lancaster, Tim Lancaster, George Lancaster, Jeff Lancaster, and Mike Lancaster. Step-brother; Ricky Stanage. Half Sisters; Phyllis Holman, Susie Gentry, Ruby Watts, Penny Lancaster, and Peggy Massey. Step-Mother; Pat Lancaster Landreth. Sister-in-law; Paula Faye Lancaster. Special dear friend; Lurlie Underwood.

John retired in 2015 after 38 years of service with the Tennessee Department of Revenue. He was an avid deer hunter and loved fishing at his most beloved place, Sebowisha in Lancaster, TN where he grew up and was raised by his grandparents; Vinnie and Robert S. Lancaster with his siblings and cousin Jimmie Harper who he loved liked a brother. He was an outstanding athlete and excelled in Football, Basketball, and Baseball at Gordonsville High School where he was named Most Valuable Player for the class of 1960. John was also a non-resident member of the New Middleton Baptist Church.

In addition to his careers, John enjoyed coaching baseball, helping with his son’s Boy Scout troop, and cheering on his daughter’s sports. He was very proud of his contribution to the Smith County Community by being a Deputy Sheriff, alongside his brothers; Tom Lancaster and Bob Lancaster and Uncle; Sherriff Sidney Harper and cherished Aunt Susie Lancaster Harper who were significant influences throughout his life.

Funeral Services for Mr. Lancaster are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1PM with Bro. Doug Dillard officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Lancaster Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday from 4PM until 7PM and on Saturday after 11AM until service time at 1PM.

Mr. John William Lee

Mr. John William Lee

Mr. John William Lee, age 68, of Carthage, TN, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Mr. Lee was born June 30, 1949 in Franklin, KY, son of Julie Ann Pulaski and the late William Franklin Lee. He married Beverly Jan Paradis Lee and she preceded him in death on April 19, 2017. Mr. Lee was also preceded in death by Sons; John William Lee, II, and Robert Puzzo, and Grandchildren; Leon Richardson and Jordan Watkins. Mr. Lee was a graduate of Trousdale County High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy for twenty years and worked as a Sears Repairman for 18 years.

Mr. Lee is survived by Daughter; Cassandra Lee of Carthage, TN. Sister; Sophia Kay (Jack) Needham of Lancaster, TX. Brother; Kenneth Dale Lee of Carthage, TN. Mother; Julie Ann Pulaski Long of Lancaster, TX. Father-in-Law; Camille Paradis of Carthage, TN. Three Grandchildren; Makaila Richardson, Jacob Watkins, and Serenity Green.

Graveside Memorial Service with Military Honors for Mr. Lee are scheduled to be conducted at a later date.

Ms. Eula Bennett Cripps

Mrs. Eula Bennett Cripps

Ms. Eula Bennett Cripps, age 99 of Lancaster, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 11, 2018.

She was born February 15, 1919 to her parents, the late Jack and Lassie Fish Bennett.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Cripps; son, Kenneth Cripps; 2 daughters -in-law, 2 great-great-grandchildren; 6 sisters and 4 brothers.

Ms. Eula was a member of the Harvest Time Church, a shirt factory worker and homemaker. Her love and passion was her family, and she was affectionately known as “Granny”, not only by her grandchildren, but by many who knew and loved her.

She leaves to cherish her memory, 1 daughter, Marie Cripps of Temperance Hall; 1 son, Jerry Cripps of Alexandria; 3 grandchildren, Kent (Darcie) Cripps, David ( Deborah) Cripps and Lisa Cripps all of Alexandria; 6 great-grandchildren, Daniel Cripps, Kevin (Liz) Cripps, Ashley (Caleb) Roth, Tyler (Jessica) Cripps, Amanda (Mark) McAfee and Nicholas (Christian) Underhill; 7 great-great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Levi and Anna Cripps, Elizabeth, Ezra and Evelyn Roth and Josee Cripps; 1 sister, Gladys Williams of Hickman.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wendell Judkins, David Cripps, and Kent Cripps officiating. Burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday from 12 Noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Sandy Kelley

Mrs. Sandy Kelley

Mrs. Sandy Kelley, age 67, of Hogans Creek, died Thursday evening, November 8, 2018, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

She is survived by: husband, Garry Kelley; son, Jamie Kelley and wife Adrienne of Brush Creek; 2 grandchildren, Nolan Kelley and Maggie Kelley; sisters, Deborah Gammon and husband Joe David of Lebanon, Mina Brown and husband Dennis of Lebanon.

Mrs. Kelley is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Graveside services and interment will be conducted on Monday morning, November 12, at 11:00 am, at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers are: Terry Pope, Joe Warren, Joe Skelton, Scott Murray, Jeff Mason, Michael Dickerson.

Visitation will begin on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM and on Monday from 9:00 AM until departure to the cemetery at 10:50 AM.

The family has requested memorials to the Carthage Full Gospel Church.

Mr. Scott Edward Vantrease

Mr. Scott Edward Vantrease

Mr. Scott Edward Vantrease, age 49 of Goodlettsville, TN, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Funeral Services for Mr. Vantrease will be conducted on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM from Woodard Funeral Home with Bro. Billy Traughber officiating.  Interment will follow in Gordonsville Cemetery in Gordonsville, TN.

The family will receive visitors on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Woodard Funeral Home in Westmoreland, TN.

Mr. Vantrease worked for the Nashville VA Hospital for the last 6 months.  Scott loved the Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators.

Mr. Vantrease was preceded in death by: Mother – Pam Reynolds. Father-in-law – Ronnie Neal. Grandparents – Ruth and Fred Reynolds and Florence West and Edward Vantrease

Mr. Vantrease is survived by: Son – Troy Vantrease of Westmoreland, TN. Daughter – Mackenzie Vantrease of Westmoreland, TN. Children’s Mother- Rachel Vantrease of Westmoreland, TN. Significant Other – Kim Coleman of Goodlettsville, TN. Father – Ronnie Vantrease of Kingston Springs, TN. Brother – Shawn Vantrease of Crossville, TN. Half-Sister – Tonya House of Alexandria, TN. Half-Sister – Tanya Allen of Florida. Mother-in-law – Kathy Neal of Westmoreland, TN

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Vantrease Family by Bass Funeral Home of Gordonsville.

Mr. Marshall Boyd

Mr. Marshall Boyd

Mr. Marshall Boyd, age 58, of Murfreesboro, died Sunday afternoon, November 4, 2018,  at Tristar Centennial in Nashville.

He is survived by: wife, Cynthia (Cindy) Bell Boyd; 3 daughters, Macherie Boyd and husband Willie of Memphis, Toccara Spann and husband Rammon of Hiram, Georgia, Lindsay Anderson and husband Justin of Murfreesboro; brother, Charlie Floyd Boyd of Los Angeles, 10 grandchildren, Cherice Boyd, Myshall Miller, Destinee Reed, Willie Reed III, James Reed, Nevaeh Reed, Laila Spann, Adrian Knox- Majors, Analice Knox-Majors, Julian Knox-Majors; 2 sisters-in-law, Linda Harris and husband Woodrow Harris Jr. of Antioch and Gloria Dilliard of Antioch; a host of nieces and nephews..

Mr. Boyd is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, November 10, at 1:00 PM.  Rev. Woodrow W. Harris Jr., Pastor Jesse Peters, Pastor Tyrone Coleman will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be on Saturday only from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Mr. Wavie Savage

Mr. Wavie Savage

Mr. Wavie Savage, age 85, of Flat Rock, TN, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018.

Mr. Savage was born June 13, 1933 in Gainesboro, TN, a son of the late John Brownlow Savage and Ada Hutcheson Savage. He married Dorothy Elizabeth Manion Savage and she preceded him on death on November 10, 2010. Mr. Savage was also preceded by eight siblings.

He worked as a brick, block, and stone mason. Mr. Wavie was also a longtime farmer.

Mr. Savage is survived by Five Children; Jimmy Gladen (Connie) Savage of Elmwood, TN, Tommy Edward (Frances) Savage of Lebanon, TN, Belinda (Roger) Williams of Flat Rock, TN, Charles Matthew (Patricia Manning) Savage of Flat Rock, TN, and Patrick Bryan (Joann) Savage of Lafayette, TN. Seven Grandchildren; Michael Savage, Crystal Woodard, Chris Savage, Ashley Savage, Jennifer Winfree, Jay Winfree, and Lola Pearl Savage. Eight Great-grandchildren and Two Sisters; Nola Kerr of Rome, TN, and Robbie (Earl) North of Flat Rock, TN.

Graveside Services and Interment for Mr. Savage are scheduled to be conducted on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 11AM at the Bethlehem Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy Gregory officiating.

Visitation with the Savage family will be at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday from 4PM until 8PM. Family and friends will gather at Bethlehem Cemetery just prior to the graveside service on Tuesday.

Mr. Ray J. (Wee) Dixon

Mr. Ray J. (Wee) Dixon

Mr. Ray J. (Wee) Dixon, age 84, of Kempville, died Saturday morning, November 3, 2018, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.

He is survived by wife, Imo Dixon; 4 sons, Ricky Dixon and wife Barbara of Buffalo, Donnie Dixon and wife Lisa of Buffalo, Dale Dixon and wife Pat of the Friendship Hollow, Lanny Dixon and fiance’ Julia Harris of Defeated Creek; sister, Jo Murphy of Lafayette; 9 grandchildren, Shawna Zody, Breanne Kintz, Ashlee Dixon Jones, Josh Dixon, Allen Dixon, Jordan Dixon, Amber Reddy, Alainey Dixon Manning, Dylan Dixon; 17 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Dixon is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Kempville where his services will be conducted on Monday afternoon, November 5, at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Steve Waller and Bro. Brian Bratcher will officiate.  Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers are: Josh Dixon, Allen Dixon, Jordan Dixon, Dylan Dixon, Michael Zody, Stephen Kintz, Jason Reddy, Luke Manning, Robert Gaffney, Brian Gaffney.

Visitation will begin on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Monday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Mr. Don Tabor

Mr. Don Tabor

Mr. Don Tabor, age 75, of Riddleton, died Wednesday morning, October 31, 2018, at his home.

He is survived by: wife, Linda Tabor; children, William Tabor and wife Maralee of Georgia, Patrick Tabor and wife Kimberly of Florida, Dawn Thompson and husband Brian of Virginia, Julie Tabor of Tennessee; siblings, Billie Jo, Steven, Joe Jr., Matt; 8 grandchildren, Jordan, Ethan, Kylan, Evan, Cashley, Courtney, Caitlin, Elizabeth; great-grandchild, Jackson.

Mr. Tabor will be cremated and a memorial service will be conducted on Friday, November 9, at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home at 1:00 PM.  Kenny Westmoreland and Stephen Chambers will officiate.  Interment in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery South East.

Visitation at the Carthage Chapel on Friday only from 12:00 Noon until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Mary Jane Dotson

Mrs. Mary Jane Dotson

Mrs. Mary Jane Dotson, age 45 of Red Boiling Springs, TN passed away Monday, October 29, 2018.

Mrs. Dotson is preceded in death by: Parents, Carroll & Emogene Ellis & Husband, Jeffrey Barnes.

She is survived by: Husband, Barry Dotson-Red Boiling Springs, TN; 2 Sons, Joshua Barnes-Hartsville, TN & Cody Barnes-Red Boiling Springs, TN; 2 Step Daughters, Emily Dotson-Lafayette, TN & Sarah Dotson-Lafayette, TN and Sister, Carolyn (James) Kennedy-Dixon Springs, TN.

Funeral services for Mrs. Dotson will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 2 PM on Saturday, November 3, 2018, conducted by Bro. Brit Little. Interment will be in the Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM to 8 PM Friday and 10 AM until service time Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Union Missionary Baptist Church.

Anthony Funeral Home is located at 337 McMurry Boulevard in Hartsville, Tennessee – 37074.

This notice is provided as a courtesy to the Dotson Family.

Mr. JT Webster

Mr. JT Webster

Mr. JT Webster, age 83, of Sykes, TN, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Mr. JT was born March 21, 1935, in the Sykes Community of Smith County, TN, son of the late Ulus S. Webster and Dessie Lee Helmontaller. He married Dorothy “Dot” Thomas on December 22, 1956. JT was a 1953 graduate of Gordonsville High School. He worked as a supervisor for over 34 years until his retirement for Textron Industries which later became Avco. JT was also a lifelong farmer. 

JT was a longtime member of the Gideons International and was faithful to help with the Jail Ministry and visit nursing homes, funeral homes, and hospitals. JT was a lifelong member of the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Webster is survived by Wife; Dorothy “Dot” Thomas Webster of Sykes, TN. Sons; Greg (Pixie) Webster of Gordonsville, TN, and Gavin (Kelli) Webster of Watertown, TN. Three Grandchildren; Jenny (Chris) Dill, Shaun Webster, and Bryce Webster. Two great-grandchildren; Parker Smith and Caleb Dill. Sister; Lurlie Underwood of Sykes, TN. 

Funeral Services for Mr. Webster are scheduled to be conducted from the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3PM with Bro. Dennis Croslin officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery. 

Visitation with the Webster Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 2PM until 8PM and at the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Sunday after 1PM until service time at 3PM. 

Family requests memorials be made to the Union Hill Cemetery Mowing Fund. 

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