Mr. Jacky Franklin
Mr. Jacky Franklin, age 71 of Elmwood, died Wednesday afternoon, May 24 at his home. He is survived by: son, Jason Franklin of Fountain City; grandson, Caleb Porter Franklin and wife Autumn of Knoxville.
Mr. Franklin will be cremated at Cumberland Family services. No formal services are scheduled at this time
Staff Sergeant James Edward Clayborn
Staff Sergeant James Edward Clayborn, age 38, of Carthage, TN, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2023.
James was born January 29, 1985 in Lebanon, TN, a son of Edward Warren Clayborn and the late Jamie Lynn Ward Clayborn. He was also preceded in death by Grandparents; Charles Clayborn, and Clara and James Ward. He was a 2003 graduate of Gordonsville High School. James enlisted in the military and spent 20 years in the United States Marines and the United States National Guard. He was a highly trained and decorated soldier and sniper.
He married Heidi Leigh Montalbo on November 27, 2011.
Mr. Clayborn is survived by Wife; Heidi Clayborn of Carthage, TN. Children; Hunter Weilacher-Clayborn and Isabella Clayborn. Father; Edward Clayborn. Grandmother; Betty Clayborn of Alexandria, TN. Sister; Stefanie (Cyrus) Shores of Brush Creek, TN. Nephews; Dallas Shores and Jax Shores.
Funeral Services for Mr. Clayborn are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 3PM with Military Honors.
Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday from 11AM until service time at 3PM.
Mr. Denny Williams
Mr. Denny Williams of the Turkey Creek Community was pronounced deceased at 5:11 p.m. Saturday afternoon May 20, 2023 after becoming ill at his Turkey Creek Highway home. Smith County E-911 dispatched an ambulance to the family home at 4:41 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Mr. Williams was 65.
Mr. Williams will be cremated at the Cumberland Family Services in Algood.
The family will conduct a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday morning May 27th from the Blue Room at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.
Visitation will be at Sanderson in Carthage from 10 a.m. until the services at 11 a.m.
There will be a military chapel tribute by American Legion Post 57 of Carthage preceding the service.
The eldest of two children, a son and a daughter, he was the son of the late Walter Ray Williams and Sandra “Sandy” Lee Stewart Williams who died December 3, 2017 at the age of 88 and was born Darrel Blaine Williams in Taft in Kern County, California on December 3, 1957.
Mr. Williams was a 1975 recipient of his General Education Degree.
He proudly served our country and nation with the United States Marines Corp, first being inducted on March 15, 1976 and honorably discharged at Camp Pendleton, California on March 3, 1979 with the rank of Corporal and for his peacetime service he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. His total service was two years, eleven months and sixteen days.
In Reno, Nevada on August 29, 1993 he was united in marriage to Merced, California resident, the former Edna Lueltha McKay. Minister Donald R. Cleary officiated the ceremony.
The Williams family relocated to Smith County from Lindsay, California in 2007, first living on Lakeside Drive in the Defeated Creek Community before purchasing their mini-farm in the Turkey Creek Community.
In 2021 Mr. Williams retired from the William L. Bonnell Co. in Gordonsville where he was employed in the shipping department as a metal mover.
He was a non-denominational Christian.
Surviving in addition to his wife Edna of almost thirty years are seven children, Cecil McLain and wife Katheryn of Modesto, California, Mellisa Payne of the Defeated Creek Community, Carole Lewis and husband Michael of San Antonio, Texas, Cassandra Ulrich of Carthage, Christian Rose and wife Elizabeth of Franklin, Kentucky, Joshua Williams and wife Heather of the Turkey Creek Community, Walter Williams and wife Rachel of Springville, California; sister, Kimberly Bassett of Barnsdall, Oklahoma; twenty seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ms. Gloria Bell Dillard
Ms. Gloria Bell Dillard, age 70 of Antioch and a Carthage native, died Wednesday morning, May 17 at Alive Hospice Residence in Murfreesboro. She is survived by: son, Thomas Lee Brandon Dillard of Mount Juliet; sisters, Linda Bell Harris and husband Woodrow W. Harris Jr of Antioch, Cynthia Bell Boyd of Murfreesboro; uncle, Hubert Bell of Lebanon; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.
Ms. Dillard is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, May 27 at 1:00 PM. Bro. Preston Carter and Pastor Woodrow W. Harris Jr. will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation on Saturday May 27 only from 12:00 noon until service time at 1:00 PM.
Mr. David Hesson
Mr. David Hesson, age 60 of Gallatin and formerly of Carthage, died Tuesday evening, May 16, at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He is survived by: brother, Edward Hesson and wife Kate of Gallatin; 4 sisters, Lora Coffee of Ballinger Road, Christine Beck and husband Timothy of Fairview, Lennie Hesson of Lebanon, Mary Apple of Lebanon.
Mr. Hesson is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral home where his service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, May 19 at 3:00 PM. Bro. Claude Henley will officiate. Interment in the Gordonsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday only from 10:00 AM until service time at 3:00 PM.
Mrs. Ann McCall Eatherly
Mrs. Ann McCall Eatherly, age 86 of the Watervale Community, died Saturday afternoon, May 13 at her home. She is survived by: daughter, Cynthia Eatherly Stickney of the Hogans Creek Community, 2 sons, David Eatherly and wife Christy of Rock City, Dwight Eatherly of Watervale; 8 grandchildren, Nathan, Byron, Jacob Stickney; Sarah Dallaire, Amanda Eatherly; Kelsy, Kasey, Kayla Eatherly; 11 great-grandchildren.
Graveside Service and Interment will be conducted on Thursday afternoon, May 18 at 1:00 PM in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Bro. Tim Frank will officiate.
Visitation will be on Thursday only at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home from 11:00 AM until leaving for the cemetery at 12:45 PM.
The family has requested memorials to the Carthage First Baptist Church.
Ms. Mary Jane Bridgewater
Ms. Mary Jane Bridgewater, age 92 of the Riddleton Community, died peacefully at 9:54 a.m. Saturday morning May 13, 2023 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage where she was admitted May 11th from her Bowman Branch Road home. Her extended family and friends were at her bedside at the time of her passing.
Graveside services and interment will be conducted Wednesday morning May 17th at 11 a.m. in the West section of the Dixon Springs Cemetery. Her pastor, Bro. Tim Frank, will officiate and Jack McCall will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be beside her mother in the Bridgewater family lot in the East section of the Dixon Springs Cemetery.
Visitation for Ms. Bridgewater will be Tuesday afternoon May 16th from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Sanderson in Carthage and family and friends will assemble at the Dixon Springs Cemetery for the Wednesday morning services.
She was born Mary Jane Bridgewater in the Riddleton Community on April 25, 1931 and was the only child of the late Benton Hart Bridgewater who died at the age of 82 on April 18, 1984 and Kate Lee Bowman Bridgewater who died at the age of 91 on May 17, 1997.
Ms. Bridgewater was a 1949 graduate of Smith County High School and majored in home economics. She was a member of the Latin club her junior and senior years, the dramatic club her senior year and was the S.C.H.S. assistant librarian also her senior year.
Following high school she attended Andrew Jackson Business College in Nashville.
On January 31, 1993 she retired as an administrative assistant with the Tennessee Department of Corrections with thirty years of service to that department of state government.
Her long tenure with the State of Tennessee included serving under six governors and several Department of Correction Commissioners.
Having never married, she was preceded in death by her longtime close friend and Riddleton Community native Bill Bradley who died October 30, 1998 at the age of 72.
Ms. Bridgewater was a member of the Riddleton Baptist Church where she served as church clerk for three years following her Mother who served as church clerk for sixty-one years and Ms. Bridgewater’s grandfather, Richard Jackson Bowman served as church clerk prior to Mrs. Kate Lee.
In Ms. Bridgewater’s later years she attended First Baptist Church in Carthage where some of her family members attended.
Surviving Ms. Jane are her extended family members, Janice Massey Fox and husband Aaron and their two children, Kathryn (Katie) and Ethan Fox all of River Pointe; several cousins and other relatives and friends.
In memory of Ms. Bridgewater it is requested memorials be made to the New Salem Southern Baptist Accociation.
Mr. Joe P. Lane Jr.
Mr. Joe P. Lane Jr, age 80 of South Carthage, died Wednesday afternoon, May 10 at Vanderbilt Wilson in Lebanon. He is survived by: wife, Benita McFarlin Lane; 3 sons, Joe Patton Lane III of Carthage, Alan Lane and wife Angela of the Rome Community, Brian Lane and wife Jennifer of Murfreesboro; brother, John B. Lane of Murfreesboro; 4 grandchildren, Allison Smith and husband J. R. of Double Springs, Thomas Alan Lane of Cookeville, William Lane and Madeline Lane both of Murfreesboro.
Mr. Lane is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Saturday morning, May 13 at 11:00 AM. Rev. Monica Mowdy will officiate. A Military Chapel Service will be conducted by American Legion Post #57. Graveside Service and Interment will be conducted on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 PM at the Evergreen Cemetery 519 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro 37130. Serving as pallbearers are: Stan Webster, Scotty Grisham, Neal Lowery, Ben McFarlin, Trey McFarlin, William Lane, Thomas Lane, Larry Hackett; Honorary pallbearers, Hardees Breakfast Boys.
Visitation at the Carthage Chapel will begin on Friday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.
The family has requested memorials to the Carthage United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Mrs. Penny Jean Luttrell
Mrs. Penny Jean Luttrell, age 67, of Hickman, TN, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2023.
Mrs. Luttrell was born April 8, 1956 in Nashville, TN, a daughter of Ronald Schneider, Sr., and the late Jeannie MacNiven Schneider. She was also preceded in death by a sister; Sandy Cowart. Mrs. Luttrell retired from Kroger after 20 years.
Mrs. Luttrell is survived by Husband; Rodney Luttrell of Hickman, TN. Daughter; Natasha April Haire. Son; Chase Everett Luttrell. Grandchildren; Joshua Donovan Haire, Zoie Rose Haire, Faith Michelle Haire, and Jayden Everett Luttrell. Father; Ronald (Carol) Schneider. Siblings; Jerry (Elaine) Tant, Marion (Mark) Dibble, and Ronnie (Lisa) Schneider, Jr.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Luttrell are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 1PM. Interment will follow in the Baird Cemetery in Hickman, TN.
Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday from 11AM until service time at 1PM.
Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Watson Jones
Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Watson Jones, age 76, of Gordonsville, TN passed away peacefully Saturday May 6, 2023.
Pat was born March 30, 1947 in the Club Springs Community of Smith County, TN a daughter of the late Eva Athaleen Bennett Watson and Dewey Odell Watson. She was also preceded in death by a sister: Joyce Ann Watson Vaden.
Pat spent her life as a homemaker and was the best “Aunt Pat” and “Grandma” in the world to her family. She is known to have a hand in helping raise a multiple of her immediate nieces, nephews, grandkids and great’s of each. She was saved as a girl and was a member of Macedonia the Baptist Church of Christ in Club Springs.
Pat is survived by her two sons: Gregory “Doc” (Lesley) Wood of Elmwood, TN and James Russell (Karla) Wood of Gordonsville, TN; four sisters, Shirley Braswell, Teresa Watson Goolsby, Linda (Bart) Lancaster and Sandra (Glen) Vaden: grandchildren: Braden Wood, Magen Wood, Holden Wood, Morgan (Chris) Wood-Hill, Emma (Hunter) Ford; great-grandchildren Sydney Yancy, Jack Yancy, and Hank Ford and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pat is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. A graveside Celebration of Life service will be held at the Gordonsville Cemetery.
The time and date of the service will be announced.
Mrs. Maxine Holliman
Mrs. Maxine Holliman, age 92 of Defeated Creek, died Saturday morning, May 6 at the Pavilion in South Carthage. She is survived by: two sons, Gary Holliman and wife Patricia, their children, Julie Roper and Jennifer Austin and Jennifer’s children, Tyler and Lauren Austin, all of Jasper, Georgia; Randy Holliman and wife Shelby of Tanglewood, their sons, Lee Holliman of Tanglewood and Sam Holliman and wife Abigail and their son Julian of Defeated Creek.
Mrs. Holliman is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Wednesday morning, May 10 at 11:00 AM. Eld. Shawn Shepherd will officiate. Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Lee Holliman, Sam Holliman, Matthew Harpe, Hughie Gregory, Lonnie Swann, Lance Anderson.
Visitation begins on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.
The family has requested memorials to Cornwells Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
John A. “Chip” Sanders Jr.
John A. “Chip” Sanders, Jr., age 80, of DeMotte, Indiana passed away on Friday, May 5, 2023 at home with his loving wife by his side.
John was born on October 28, 1942 in Gary, IN the son of John Sr. and Dorothy (Daumer) Sanders. He graduated from Hammond High School, Class of 1960 and then served in the United States Navy. John married Roxie E. Shadowen on October 6, 1977 in Crown Point, Indiana. He was the owner and operator of Pop 48, Inc. in Merrillville and the DeMotte Photography Shop. John was a member of American Greyhound Rescue. In his younger days, he enjoyed motorcycle racing & sky diving. He also enjoyed woodworking.
John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Roxie Sanders of DeMotte, IN; sons: John A. “Trey” (Patsy) Sanders III of Carthage, TN; Jason A. (Kim) Sanders of Hickman, TN; 6 grandchildren: John A. (Kristen) Sanders IV, Patrick (Samantha) Sanders, Zachary (Bailey) Sanders, Nikkole Sanders, Hadleigh Sanders, and Madelyn Sanders; 5 great-grandchildren: John A. V, Jo Lynn, Haywood, Emerson, and Breckston “Butch”; and sisters, Vikki (Jerry) Mize, Laurie Reason and Jill (Brad) Leath.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Janet Schall.
Per John’s wishes he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Jackson Funeral Service of DeMotte has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Greyhound Rescue at www.americangreyhound.org
Mrs. Susie McClanahan Silcox
Mrs. Susie McClanahan Silcox, age 70, of the Pea Ridge Community in Chestnut Mound, TN, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023.
Mrs. Silcox was born December 22, 1952 in Carthage, TN, a daughter of the late J.T. McClanahan and Betty Jo Merryman Burke. Mrs. Silcox married the love of her life, Louie Silcox, Sr, on January 31, 1991 and he preceded her in death on October 27, 2012. She was also preceded in death by grandchild; Kambier-Lee Irene Woodmore, Sister; Melinda Jo McClanahan Francis, and Step-father; Albert Burke.
She worked for the Tennessee Department of Corrections for over 15 years and was one of the first two women allowed behind the gates as a security guard. Mrs. Silcox also helped her husband, Louie, in the masonry business. She will be remembered as the best mama in the world. Susie loved her family fiercely. She was loved by everyone that met her. She loved to work in her yard and was referred to as the rose whisperer. Susie loved her furbabies as well. She was baptized in Hazelwood, IN and was saved in Carthage, TN.
Mrs. Silcox is survived by Daughter; Peggy Jo Rhea (Demond) Silcox of Chestnut Mound, TN. Son; Billy Joe (Marlene) Belcher of Bellevue, NE. Grandchildren; Susie Jo Silcox, May Margaret Rhea Silcox, DeVontae William Weir, Shelby (Patrick) McCarville, Keri Belcher, Chase Belcher, and Casey Belcher. Five great-granchildren. Siblings; Tommy (Pam) McClanahan and Maxie (Michelle) Gibbs, Jr., Michelle (Jeff) McClanahan Powars, Tammy McClanahan, Buffy (Gene) McClanahan Burgan, Steven (Kathy) McClanahan, Jay (Jennifer) McClanahan, Michelle Davis, and Lisa Cootes. Brother-in-law; Tommy Silcox and sisters-in-law; Pam Silcox and Cora Silcox. Special friend; Frosty Angel and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Silcox are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 1PM.
Visitation with the family will be at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 10AM until service time at 1PM.
At Susie’s request please wear red for the services which was her favorite color.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to assist with funeral expenses.
Mr. Edward Massey Sr.
Mr. Edward Massey Sr, age 83 of the Tanglewood Community, died Monday afternoon, May 1 at Riverview Regional ER. He is survived by: wife, Jeanette Massey; 2 daughters, Laura Piper and husband Mike of Riddleton, Janice Fox and husband Aaron of Riverpointe; son, Ed Massey Jr and wife Heidi of South Carthage; niece and nephew raised as children, Mary Parker Draper and husband Justin of Tanglewood, John Parker and wife Marta of Mt. Juliet; sister, Anna Mai Lankford and husband Wayne of Tanglewood; brother and sister-in-law, Brenda and Steve Eller of Lafayette; 6 grandchildren, Amanda Piper Cowan and husband Jayce of Defeated Creek, Leah Piper Gregory and husband Corey of Pleasant Shade, Kathryn Fox and Ethan Fox both of Riverpointe, Nathan Massey and Hannah Massey both of South Carthage; 5 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Grace (Libby) Parker, Mary Margaret (Margot) Parker, Eliza June Cowan, Julian Mitchell Cowan, Eleanor Faye (Ellie) Draper.
Mr. Massey is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Thursday morning May 4 at 11:00 AM. Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Mark Eller, Tim Eller, Dewey Wayne Lankford, Adam Johnson, Scott Williams, David Spivey, Ethan Fox, Nathan Massey.
Visitation will begin on Wednesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.
The family has requested memorials to the Peyton Creek Baptist Church.
Mrs. Laura Gregory Reasonover
Mrs. Laura Gregory Reasonover, age 72 of Gordonsville, died Saturday morning, April 29 at her home. She is survived by: husband, Kerry Dale Reasonover; 2 brothers, Eldon Gregory and wife Betty Moss Gregory of the Young Branch Community, Larry Gregory and wife Mattie Wilkerson Gregory of Bloomington Springs; sisters-in-law, Shelby Moss Gregory of the Young Branch Community, Jan Reasonover and husband Mike Binkley of Hiwassee; brother-in-law, Dickie Reasonover of Knoxville.
Mrs. Reasonover is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her services will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, May 3 at 1:00 PM. Eld. Anthony Dixon will officiate and Tish Gregory Lee will present the eulogy. Interment in the Union Hill Cemetery with Bro. Dennis Croslin officiating. Serving as pallbearers are: Dave Gregory, Sam Gregory, Dan Gregory, Justin Lee, Jacob Lee, Mike Binkley, Kelvin Gregory.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.
The family has requested memorials to the Union Hill Cemetery Mowing Fund or ALS Clinic @ Vanderbilt.