Ms. Willodean Scruggs, age 91 of the Buffalo Valley Community in Putnam County, TN, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Ms. Scruggs was born in the Clubb Springs community of Smith County, the daughter of the late Robert Allen “Bob” Scruggs and Edna Elizabeth Bellar. She was also preceded in death by a Brother; John Edward Scruggs and Sister; Doris Lee Haile. Ms. Scruggs was retired from Putnam Co. Schools after 40+ years. She was a cook and cafeteria manager at the Buffalo Valley School and then moved to Upperman High School as cafeteria manager. Ms. Scruggs was known as the woman who made peanut butter cookies and made sure that the children were well fed. She was a Baptist.
Ms. Scruggs is survived by a niece and her husband: Gail and Robert “Bobbie” Hewitt of Carthage, TN. Sister-in-law; Mrs. Geneva Gentry Scruggs of Carthage, TN. Great niece; Nicole Hewitt Williams and husband Bobby. Great nephew; John Scott Hewitt and wife Shelly. Great great nieces; Kendall Nicole Williams and Abigail Elizabeth Hewitt. Cousin; Mrs. Dorothy (Elton) Stout and her children; Lucinda (Russell) Moss, Bunker (Amy) Stout and Patrick Stout.
Funeral Services for Ms. Scruggs are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 1PM with Elder Charles Allen Gentry officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.
Ms. Scruggs family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday from 4PM to 8PM and on Tuesday after 10AM until service time at 1PM.
Mrs. Scruggs family request memorial donations in her memory be made to St Jude.
Pallbearers: Patrick Stout, Wayne Shanks, Casey Tucker, Parker Looney, John Hewitt, and Bobby Williams Jr.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.
Mr. Delmore Wilkerson (Dookie), age 73 of Popes Hill, died Friday morning, October 20, at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by: sisters, Rhoda Kelly of Popes Hill, Thelma Watts of Popes Hill; brother, Nathan Wilkerson and wife Kathy of Lafayette.
Mr. Wilkerson is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, October 22, at 1:00 PM. Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate. Interment in the Ridgewood Cemetery in Carthage. Serving as pallbearers are: Peyton Cook, Michael Wilkerson, Kenny Wilkerson, Danny Harris, Carl Duke, Donnie Slagle and Colby Dedman.
Visitation will begin on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.
Mr. Gerald Givens, age 92, of South Carthage, died Wednesday afternoon, October 11, at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by: 2 daughters, Wanda Washer of South Carthage, Teresa Woodard and husband Dale of South Carthage; 5 grandchildren, Lisa, Dale and Mindy Washer, Michael Armistead, Shannon Woodard; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.
Mr. Givens is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, October 14, at 1:00 PM. Eld. Rickey Scurlock will officiate. Interment with Military Honors in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Dale Washer, Michael Armistead, Qualyn Bingham, Dakoda Washer, Skyshn Washer and Bob Dickens.
Visitation will begin on Friday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.
The family has requested memorials to the Smith County Senior Citizen Center.
Frances Susan Maddux Litchford passed away peacefully on Sept. 26, 2017. A native of Nashville, TN, Mrs. Litchford attended David Lipscomb High School and Lipscomb University. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science College of Pharmacy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustavus Adolphus Maddux and Frances Sidwell Maddux.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dr. David Williams Litchford of Crossville, TN. She also leaves behind three children, son Dr. David Williams Litchford Jr. and his wife Dr. Elnaz Tabrizi of Charlotte, NC; daughter Rachel Litchford Dyer and her husband Dr. Christopher Dyer of Highlands, NC; and son Mark Windle Litchford and his wife Amanda Hill Litchford of Chattanooga, TN. She was affectionately known as “Honey” to her grandchildren: Noah Williams Litchford, Maddux Tabrizi Litchford and Hudson David Litchford of Charlotte, NC; Oliver Maddux Dyer, Samuel Williams Dyer and Townsend Sylvan Dyer of Highlands, NC; David Julian Litchford, Mia Josephine Litchford and Emeline Susan Litchford of Chattanooga, TN; brother William Lee Maddux and sister-in-law Gail Doty Maddux of Chattanooga, TN; and sister-in-law Carolyn Litchford Harper and brother-in-law Richard Harper of Brush Creek, TN.
Mrs. Litchford was gifted in so many areas of her life, quietly and self-effacingly excelling at each of them. Above all, she was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother to her family of which she was inordinately proud. She was innately kind, intelligent, selfless, generous and gracious, not only to her family, but to everyone whose lives she touched. She exemplified what it meant to be a true Southern lady, exhibiting in every aspect of her life impeccable taste and social correctness. She was a true, enduring and loyal friend, enveloping those friends in her wonderful sense of humor, brilliant smile and unqualified acceptance, all the while challenging them with her intellect.
A memorial graveside service will be conducted by Minister Roger A. Coffman and held in the Litchford Family Cemetery, School House Circle in Brush Creek, TN, at 10 a.m. CST on Oct. 14, 2017. Following the memorial service, all are invited to a celebration of Mrs. Litchford’s life at the New Middleton Baptist Church.
Lois Inez Crawford, passed peacefully on Friday morning September 22, 2017 in Glen Carbon, Ill. She was 92.
Inez was born on May 3, 1925 in Gordonsville, TN to her parents, Robert and Sadie (Winfree) Bates. She married L.B. Crawford on August 30, 1949.
Inez was a loving wife and mother. She was a dedicated homemaker taking care of her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband L.B. Crawford; her parents, Robert and Sadie Winfree Bates, grandparents Fox and Della Cripps Bates of Temperance Hall and Will and Lela Winfree of Gordonsville, grandson Billy Garvin, brother Billy Bates and wife Zelma of Gordonsville, sister Mary Morales and husband Gus of San Diego, CA.
Surviving are her sons, Anthony C. Crawford of Wheaton, Ill., Clarence B. Garvin of Edwardsville, Ill, Peggy Bates Brown of Carthage. And numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial will take place on Friday October 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Gordonsville Cemetery for a graveside service.
Mrs. Daisy Thompson, age 76, of Pleasant Shade, died Sunday afternoon, October 8 at the home of her daughter in Carthage. She is survived by: 2 daughters, Mary Freeman and husband Jerry of Carthage, Betty Thompson Sutton and husband Tim of Pleasant Shade; sister, Betty Chambers and husband Fred of Hartsville; brothers, Jerry McMillian of Pleasant Shade, Paul McMillian of Bowling Green, Comer McMillian of Lebanon; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.
Mrs. Thompson will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services. There will be a gathering of family friends for a visitation at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home on Saturday, October 21, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Graveside service and interment will follow the visitation at the McMillian Family Cemetery in the Austin Hollow in Pleasant Shade.
The family has requested memorials to the Dusty Madewell Education Fund.
Mrs. Melinda Kaye McCormick, age 50 of Carthage, TN, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017.
Melinda was born August 1, 1967 in Carthage, TN, the daughter of the late Patrick Travis Cowan and Helen Trawick. She was also preceded in death by Brother; Kerr Cowan. Melinda married Richard McCormick in 1991. She loved her family dearly, and enjoyed riding on the farm and seeing the way things used to be.
Mrs. McCormick is survived by Husband of 26 years; Richard McCormick of Carthage, TN. Preceded in death by Daughter; Brittany Renee McCormick. Survived by Two Sons; Ethan (Bonnie) McCormick of Bowling Green, KY, and Mathew (KatieLynn Wickman) McCormick of Chestnut Mound, TN. Step-son; Derrick Dewayne (Jennifer) McCormick of Lafayette, TN. Four Grandchildren; David Riney, Annabelle Green, Dayton Dewayne McCormick, and Gracie McCormick. Siblings; Pat (Jane) Cowan of Chestnut Mound, TN, Mary Frances Cowan of Carthage, TN, Elaine Cowan of Chestnut Mound, TN, Glenn (Janie) Cowan of Chestnut Mound, TN, David (Rhonda) Cowan of Lafayette, TN, Betty (Vernon) Price of Defeated, TN, and Jimmy (Vickie) Cowan of Chestnut Mound, TN. Sister-in-Law; Darla Cowan of Lancaster, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services for Mrs. McCormick are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11AM with Bro. Steven Ray and Bro. Bobby Ray Officiating. Interment will follow in the Cookeville City Cemetery.
Visitation with the McCormick family will be held at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday from 1PM until 8PM and again on Tuesday from 9AM until the time of the service at 11AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, CARTHAGE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.
Professor Samantha Dillehay, 34, of Ada, Oklahoma and formerly Defeated Creek died Thursday evening, September 28, at Oklahoma University Medical Center. She is survived by: parents, Scotty and Debra Dillehay of Defeated Creek; Life partner, Natalie May of Ada, Oklahoma; sister, Candice Fields and husband Chris of Defeated Creek and their children, Nathan and Emily; 2 brothers, Jeremy Dillehay and wife Tiffany of Pleasant Shade and their children, Nicholas and Charlie; Dustin Dillehay and wife Jessica of South Carthage and their son, Jackson; maternal grandmother, Betty Grisham of Elmwood; paternal grandmothers, Marion Sloan of Lebanon and Kasel Dillehay of Livingston.
A Gathering to Celebrate her Life will be conducted on Thursday evening, October 12, at 6:00 PM at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Bro. Jackie Dillehay will officiate. Private Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be on Thursday only from 3:00 PM until service time at 6:00 PM.
The family has requested memorials to the Smith County Fine Arts Center.
Mrs. Merlean West Allred, age 82, of Ashland City, died Thursday morning, September 28, at Alive Hospice Skyline in Nashville. She is survived by: children, Shera Jackson of Murfreesboro, Teresa Quillen of Nashville, Billie Allred Jr. and wife Twale of Nashville, David Allred of Ashland City; 5 siblings, Christine Goad of Willette, Mildred Ray of Joelton, Belle Brittian of Columbia, Danny West of Pleasant View, Ray Dean West and wife Shirley of Lafayette; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Allred is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, October 1, at 3:00 PM. Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate. Interment in the Davis Cemetery in the Russell Hill Community. The nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be on Sunday only from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM.
Mr. Scott Boyd, age 48, of Lancaster, TN, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Scott was born January 26, 1969 in Lebanon, TN, the son of the late Jacky Boyd and Linda Gail Evans Boyd. Scott liked dirt track racing. He worked for several years as a mechanic and as a truck driver.
Mr. Boyd is survived by Wife; April Bane Boyd of Lancaster, TN. Children; Austin (Brittany Robinson) Boyd of Baxter, TN, Breanna Boyd of Lancaster, TN, Evan Boyd of Lancaster, TN, and Trinity Boyd of Lancaster, TN. Brother; Keith “Keebler” (Milissa) Boyd of Temperance Hall, TN.
Funeral Services for Mr. Boyd are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1PM with Bro. Ryan Rogers and Bro. Guy Buckner officiating. Interment will follow in the Gibbs Cemetery.
Visitation with the Boyd family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 3PM until 8PM and again on Sunday after 10AM until the time of the service at 1PM.
In lieu of flowers, the Boyd family requests donations be made to assist with funeral expenses.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.
Mrs. Lucille Hackett Dixon, age 90, of Carthage and longtime resident of Monoville, died Friday morning, September 29, at her home. She is survived by: daughter, Melissa Kyle of Carthage, 3 sons, Tommy Dixon and wife Patricia of Hartsville, Jerry Dixon and wife Jennifer of Clubb Springs, Stacy Dixon and Kristi of Hickman; 2 sisters, Billie Jo Womack of Birmingham, Alabama, Ann Gregory Hackett of Carthage; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Dixon is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, October 1, at 1:00 PM. Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate. Interment in the Ridgewood Cemetery in Carthage. Serving as pallbearers are: Mike Hackett, David Hart West, Jimmy Womack, Ted Kemp, Jeff Kemp, Joe Kemp.
Visitation will begin on Saturday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.
The family has requested memorials to St. Jude Childrens Hospital.
Mrs. Mary McKinney Crowe, age 75, of Largo, FL, and a Smith County, TN, native, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017.
Mrs. Crowe was born in Smith County, TN, the daughter of the late Tom and Ona McKinney. She was also preceded in death by Five Brothers; Alvin McKinney, Clyde McKinney, Dan McKinney, Millard McKinney, and James McKinney, one sister; Evelyn Heitt. Mrs. Crowe was a member of the Grant Baptist Church and a 1959 graduate of Gordonsville High School. She retired from Chrysler Corporation with 37 years of service. Mrs. Crowe was a longtime member of the St. Petersburg Garden Club and was a master gardener with an avid love of flowers.
Mrs. Crowe is survived by Two Sisters; Frances Ballinger of Carthage, TN, Lily (Bobby) Brooks of Carmel, IN. Sister-in-law; Nell McKinney. Numerous nieces and nephews and a devoted Niece; Patsy (Noel) Ortiz of Watertown, TN also survive.
Memorial Services to be held at a later date.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.
Mr. Johnny Thomas, age 43, of the Dean Hill Community, died Tuesday morning, September 26, at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by: parents, Ray and Geraldine Thomas of Dean Hill; daughters, Winter Thomas of Chicago, Illinois, Hailey Thomas of Dean Hill; sister, Gerrie Thomas Hackett of Oak Grove, Kentucky; brother, Donald Ray Thomas and wife Sharyl of Dean Hill; 1 granddaughter, Nevaeh Marie Gaddis.
Mr. Thomas is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Kempville. His service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, October 1, at 1:00 PM at the Hackett Chapel. Bro. Bryan Bratcher and Bro. Steve Waller will officiate. Hailey Thomas will present the eulogy. Interment in the Williams Cemetery at Dean Hill. Serving as pallbearers are: Andy Bates, Jacob Hackett, Jeff Alcock, Jimmy Davidson, Austin McCarver, Kevin Johnston.
Visitation will begin on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.
Mr. Butch Stewart, age 57, of the Smith Branch Community, died Sunday evening, September 24, at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by: twin sons, Darrell Stewart and Charles Stewart both of Monoville; sister, Karen Robinson and husband Wayne and their son, William Stewart of Four Way Inn, granddaughter, Charlie Rena Stewart of Chestnut Mound; fiancee’, Sherry Albritton; father, Alf Stewart of the Indian Creek Community.
Mr. Stewart is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Wednesday morning, September 27, at 11:00 AM. Eld. James “Pee Wee” Massey will officiate. Interment in the John L. Clark Cemetery in Gainesboro. Serving as pallbearers are: Charles Stewart, Darrell Stewart, William Stewart, Cody Albritton, Billy Stewart, Wayne Robinson, Ted Kemp, Dewayne Hesson and Danny Stewart.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 8:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.
Mr. Jerry Miles McKee, age 46, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017.
Jerry was born February 2, 1971 in Nashville, TN. He is the son of James McKee and Weibena Hackett McKee, past owners of Gordonsville Amoco. Jerry worked at Ard Trucking in Lebanon, TN, as a supervisor for several years. He loved to fish and cook, often cooking and entertaining for many of his closest friends. Jerry will be missed by a number of dear friends and family.
Mr. McKee is survived by Parents; Longtime residents of Gordonsville – James and Weibena Mckee of Lebanon, TN. Sister; Amy Hamilton of Lebanon, TN. Nieces; Keela (Jordan) Johnson and Zia Mechelle Hamilton. Great-nephew; Zion Michael Johnson. Numerous cousins and aunts and uncles also survive.
Funeral Services for Mr. McKee are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3PM. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.
Visitation with the McKee family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 4PM until 8PM and again on Sunday from 1PM until the time of the service at 3PM.
BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.