Mr. L. C. Grisham, age 78, of Carthage, died Sunday morning, January 14, at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by: 2 daughters, Faye Cosby of Carthage, Minnie Aldridge and husband Tim of Carthage; grandson, Taylor Aldridge of Carthage; 2 sisters, Sue Hawkins and husband Aaron of Plunketts Creek, Sandy Miller and husband Richard of Laurie, Missoui; brother, Andy Dewayne (Roho) Grisham and wife Stella of South Carthage.
Mr. Grisham is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Thursday morning, January 18, at 11:00 AM. Eld. Rickey Hall will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Steve Hopper, Jimmy Dale Watson, Tommy Pittman, Brandon Rigsby, “June Bug” Granstaff, Jason Bush. Honorary pallbearers are: Manager and Board of UCEMC, All District Employees, Carthage Fire Department.
Visitation will begin on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Thursday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.
The family has requested memorials to the Taylor Aldridge College Trust Fund.
Mrs. Lura Ethel “Mimi” Malone, age 85, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018.
Mrs. Malone was born May 17, 1932 in Wytheville, VA, the daughter of the late Walter Lee Stoots and Nina Susie Ayers. She married Fred Edward Malone, Jr. on October 10, 1947 and he preceded her in death on February 1, 1985. Mrs. Ethel was also preceded in death by Son; Fred Darrell Malone, Sr. on August 28, 2011, Daughter; Sandra K. “Mickey” Ray on December 5, 2011, Grandson; Shannon Woodard on June 14, 1994, and eight siblings. She worked at the Carthage Shirt Factory and Robertshaw. Mrs. Malone was a founding member of Living Water Ministries in Gordonsville, TN.
Mrs. Malone is survived by Six Children; Dolly (Charles) Proffitt of Gordonsville, TN, Susie (Bill) Woodard of Lancaster, TN, Shelby (Ronnie) Burton of Gordonsville, TN, Sharon (Stanley) Dodd of Brush Creek, TN, Lisa (Michael) Harpe of Gordonsville, TN, and Sammy (Jami) Malone of Lebanon, TN. Daughter-in-Law; Becky Malone of Gordonsville, TN. Fifteen Grandchildren, Twenty-eight Great grandchildren and Four great-great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Malone are scheduled to be conducted from the Living Water Ministries on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11AM with Bro. Bobby Peoples, Bishop Richard Blackburn, and Rev. Bill Woodard officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Blackburn officiating.
Visitation with the Malone family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday from 1PM until 8PM and at Living Water Ministries on Monday after 9AM until the time of the service at 11AM.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.
Mrs. Carolyn Petty, age 84, of Carthage, died Friday evening, January 12, at Concordia Nursing and Rehab in Carthage. She is survived by: daughter, Laurie Petty Smith of Carthage; son, Terry Hollis Petty of Carthage; 6 grandchildren, T. J. Petty of Nashville, Joey Petty of Tullahoma, Chelsea Holland and husband Jonathan of Algood, Caleb Smith and wife Traci of Manchester, Jeremy Brown and wife Kayla of Kathleene, Georgia, Joshua Brown and wife Meghan of Hartwell, Georgia; 6 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Petty is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Her service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 16, at 1:00 PM at the Carthage First Baptist Church. Bro. Tim Frank will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: T. J. Petty, Joey Petty, Jonathan Holland, Caleb Smith, Steve Baxley, Cameron Nixon.
Visitation will begin on Monday at Sanderson Funeral Home from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Tuesday at the Carthage First Baptist Church from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.
The family has requested memorials to the Carthage First Baptist Church.
Mr. William Douglas “Doug” Fann, 68, formerly of Carthage, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 10, 2018 at home in Arkansas City, KS.
Following his wishes, cremation will take place and the family will hold services privately in Arkansas City and also Carthage, Tennessee.
William Douglas was born on April 4, 1949 in Nashville, TN, the son of William Alford and Ruby Nell (Moore) Fann. For the last 40 years, Doug has worked as a truck driver. He has lived in Nashville and Carthage, Tennessee for over 25 years as well as Arkansas City for the last 4 years. He enjoyed watching movies, collecting cars, dancing and boating.
His family includes his children, Will Fann, Angelique Austin and Joseph Fann; his siblings, James Fann, Lanie Warrick, Diane Fann, Ronnie Fann, Kenny Fann, Debbie Bowden and Karen Thompson; his 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents.
This notice provided as a courtesy to the Fann Family.
91 year old William Bailey Dickens of Smithville passed away Thursday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a Methodist and a retired maintenance Elm Hill Meat worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 1-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eldon and Grady Dickens; his wife, Emma Ruth Dickens; three sisters, Frances Dickens, Irene Silcox and Athelene Corley; and three brothers, Earl, Ernest, and Harry Dickens. Love Cantrell Funeral Home, Smithville in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Jennifer Sue Kania, 47, of Bedford, died Monday, January 8th, 2018 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mrs. Kania was born in Huntingdon on March 15, 1970, she was the daughter of the Max E. Sheeder, Sr,. and Sally (Jones) Sheeder of New Grenada.
On August 2, 2008, she married Harold “Butch” Kania. In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived Daughter- Jenni Meloy, Everett; Daughter- Annika Meloy, Everett; Son- Michael Cornell, at home; Sister- Sherrie wife of Dale Stanis, Three Springs; Brother- John E. husband of Cathy Sheeder, Cassville; Sister- Heather L. wife of Michael Cornell, Bedford; Brother- Max E. Sheeder, Jr. husband of Shelly, Saltillo; Brother- Bradley E. husband of Jessica Sheeder, Mount Union.
Jennifer was a 1989 graduate of Forbes Road High School. She was formerly employed at Hedstrom in Bedford. Along with her husband and son, she participated in the Special Olympics Games. Jennifer was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend and she will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at The Church at Olde Bedford Village at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, January 13th, 2018 with Pastor Bob Detwiler officiating.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12 Noon at the church at Olde Bedford Village.
Mrs. Kania is survived locally by her Brother-in-Law; Dante Kania of Buffalo Valley, TN.
This notice provided as a courtesy to the Kania Family.
BASS OF GORDONSVILLE
Mrs. Linda Delp, age 56, of Popes Hill, died Friday morning, January 12, at Riverview Regional in Carthage. She is survived by: husband, Tim Delp; children, Crystal Thornton and husband Jon of Carthage, Arron Ervin of Carthage; 2 grandchildren, Natalie Thornton and Greyson Thornton; mother, Cora Davis of Popes Hill; siblings, Kenneth Davis and wife Daisy of Gainesboro, Brenda Spann of Elmwood, Mike Davis of Popes Hill, Junior Davis and wife Lillian of Hickman.
Mrs. Davis is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. She will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services. No funeral services are planned at this time.
Mr. John Leftwich, Sr, age 73, of Carthage, TN, longtime President of Moss Service Supply in Carthage, TN, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018.
Mr. Leftwich was born June 22, 1944 in Carthage, TN, son of the late Ray Leftwich and Mary Lancaster Leftwich. He was a 1962 graduate of Donelson High School where he played football and was president of his senior class. He attended Vanderbilt University on a full scholarship where he earned his mechanical engineering degree, graduating in 1966. After graduation he entered the Air National Guard where he served as a Medic during the Vietnam Conflict. After returning to Carthage, John became a member of the Carthage Rotary Club. Being civically minded, John served as county commissioner and on the Carthage City Council for several years. He was longtime President of Moss Service Supply in Carthage, TN, and also a member of the Mensa Society the Carthage United Methodist Church.
Mr. Leftwich is survived by Son; John Leftwich, Jr. of Smithville, TN, and Sister; Mary Ruth Leftwich of Carthage, TN.
Funeral Services for Mr. Leftwich are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 1PM with Walter Glenn Birdwell providing the Eulogy. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.
Visitation with the Leftwich family will be held at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday from 2PM until 7PM and again on Monday from 11AM until the time of the service at 1PM.
In lieu of flowers, the Leftwich family requests memorials in Mr. John’s memory be made to the Vanderbilt University Engineering Endowment Fund.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, CARTHAGE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.
Mr. Billy Nixon Willoughby, age 88, of Alexandria, TN passed away Thursday evening at his home.
Mr. Willoughby was born October 11, 1929 in Ohio, the son of the late Lee and Ocia Jim Nixon Willoughby. He was also preceded in death by wife; Sue Corley Willoughby, on February 14, 2015, daughter; Wendy Willoughby and infant son; Billy Mitchell Willoughby. Mr. Willoughby was retired from Avco as a Material Handler and he was a farmer. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and he severed his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Willoughby is survived by his Son; Mark (Marilyn) Willoughby of Alexandria, TN. Daughter; Pat (J.C.) Allen of Alexandria, TN. Three Grandchildren; Brittany (Andrew) Dixon of Smithville, TN, Luke Willoughby of Alexandria, TN, and Holly (Lucus) Bain of Alexandria, TN. Three Great Grandchildren; Katie Bain, Cole Bain, and David Andrew Dixon. Step Granddaughter; Amanda Corley.
Funeral Services for Mr. Willoughby are scheduled to be conducted on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2PM at the Chapel of Avant Funeral Home with military honors. Bro. Dan Mallette will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation with the Willoughby family will be held at Avant Funeral Home on Friday from 2pm-8pm and Saturday from 11am until service time at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund in memory of Mr. Willoughby.
AVANT FUNERAL HOME, DIRECTORS.
Mrs. Margaret Preston, age 76, of Carthage, died Wednesday morning, January 10, at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. She is survived by: 2 daughters, Tamra Broach and Tracie Taylor and husband Chris all of Florence, SC; 1 son, Tony Broach and wife Lisa of Rock Hill, SC; 2 brothers, James Edward Hardie and wife Patricia of Mt. Pleasant SC and Delbert Hardie and wife Jaunice of Marion, SC; 3 grandchildren, Kaylee Stokes and husband Johnathan of Ft. Mill, SC and Jackson Taylor and Dawson Taylor, both of Florence, SC.
Mrs. Preston is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted Friday afternoon, January 12, at 1:00 pm with Bro. Tim Frank officiating. Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel beginning on Friday from 11:00 am until service time at 1:00 pm.
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Craig, age 94, of Hickman, TN, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Mrs. Craig was born October 30, 1923 in Watertown, TN, the daughter of the late Elzie Burge Eastes and Mamie Haynes. She married William Fisher Craig on November 4, 1939 at Saulsbury and he preceded her in death on May 27, 1980. Mrs. Craig was also preceded in death by Three Sons; James Harvey Craig on July 1, 1944, Ray Craig on October 2, 2007 and Roy Craig on October 22, 2015. Great-granddaughter; Emily Claire Leslie on July 12, 2002, Infant Sister; Juanita Eastes, Sister; Margaret Winfrey and her husband Neal, and Brother; William Eastes.
Mrs. Craig worked at the Carthage Shirt Factory and at Welsh Co. She was also a homemaker and a babysitter. Mrs. Craig was a member of the Hickman Baptist Church.
Mrs. Craig is survived by her Daughter; Shenia (Gerald) Bush of Hickman, TN. Two Daughters-in-Law; Phyllis Mangrum Craig and Jean Winfree Craig. Six Grandchildren; Steve (Tina) Craig, Cynthia Williams, Dana (Mike) Jones, Ronald Craig, Julie (Brian) Leslie, and Jerry Bush, and nine Great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Craig are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11AM with Bro. Mark Stinnett and Bro. Don Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.
Visitation with the Craig family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday from 2PM until 7PM and again on Thursday after 9AM until the time of the service at 11AM.
The Craig Family requests donations be made to the Hickman Baptist Church.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.
Mrs. Jean McKinney Culbreath, age 71, of Lock 7, died Sunday morning, January 7, at Tennova in Lebanon. She is survived by: husband of 57 years, Hubert Culbreath Jr., daughter, Shelia Padgett and husband Don of Lock 7, son, Buddy Culbreath and wife Lisa of Lock 7; 4 grandchildren, Savannah Culbreath, Zachary Culbreath, Daniel Padgett and wife Jada of Defeated Creek, Crystal Padgett of Carthage; sister, Madge Lankford of Occoquan, VA; brother, David Wayne McKinney and wife Bonnie of Louisville.
Mrs. Culbreath is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, January 9, at 1:00 PM. Eld. James “Pee Wee” Massey will officiate. Interment in the Ridgewood Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers are: Ricky Savage, Jack Brown, Daniel Padgett, Zachary Culbreath, Ryan Nixon, Tommy Bane. Honorary pallbearers are: South Carthage Missionary Baptist Church Deacons, Tim Tisdale, Bobby Hewitt, Johnny Richardson, Garry Carter, Shane Gregory, Will Dennis, Horace McCall.
Visitation will begin on Monday afternoon at 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.
The family has requested memorials to the South Carthage Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.
Mrs. Teresa McCormick, age 54, of Carthage, died Tuesday morning, January 2, at Riverview E.R. She is survived by: husband, Prentice (Pee Wee) McCormick; 3 children, Christy Scurlock and husband Michael of South Carthage, (Bubba) Prentice McCormick Jr and fiance’ Brittany of Carthage, William (Andy) McCormick of Carthage; sister, Martha Mora of Rock City; brother, Hugh Holliman of North Carolina; 3 grandchildren, Michael Lane Scurlock, Gaige Scurlock, Oakley McCormick.
Mrs. McCormick is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, January 6, at 1:00 PM. Bro. David Thackxton will officiate. Interment in the Pickett Hiett Cemetery in Monoville. Serving as pallbearers are: Dustin Coker, Justin Coker, David Sevinsky, Michael Bane, Anthony Nesbitt, Bubba McCormick.
Visitation will begin Friday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Saturday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.
Eld. Dennis Young, age 67, of the Popes Hill Community died Tuesday morning, January 2, at his home. He is survived by: wife, Linda Young; daughter, Amy Young Underwood of Stewarts Bend; 2 granddaughters, Chelsea Underwood of Popes Hill, Beth Franklin and husband Stephen of Hogans Creek; grandson, Chris Underwood of St. Mary; sister, Loretta Provencher and husband Don of Port Charlotte, Florida; 3 great-grandchildren, Madison Presley, Skylar Underwood, Carter Franklin.
Eld. Young is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Saturday morning, January 6, at 11:00 AM. Eld. Jimmy Knight and Eld. Gale Snoddy will officiate. Interment in the Dixon Springs Cemetery.
Visitation will begin on Friday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.
Memorials have been requested to the family.
Bobbye Ruth Fish age 90 of Smithville, passed away Saturday night, December 30, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 18, 1927 to her parents, the late Robert Taylor and Era Gill Taylor Webb. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Will T. Fish; 2 sisters, Eufaula Turner and Ofala Watson; granddaughter, Torie Danyell Stacey. Ms. Bobby Ruth was a retired shirt factory worker and a member of the Smithville Church of God. She leaves to cherish her memory, 4 children, Galen (Darschell) Fish of Smithville, Michael (Tabatha) Fish of Brush Creek, Diana Fish Clayborn and Regina Malone both of Smithville; half-brother, Robert L. (Jackie) Taylor, Jr. of Lebanon and a beloved sister-in-law, Bobbye Sue Fish of Smithville.
Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday January 3, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Chris Moore officiating and burial to follow in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of God, Building Fund in memory of Ms. Bobbye Ruth. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.