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Ms. Evelyn Overstreet Tisdale

Ms. Evelyn Overstreet Tisdale

 

Ms. Evelyn Overstreet Tisdale, age 80, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

Ms. Tisdale was born April 18, 1940 in the Devil’s Garden Community of Lancaster, TN, a daughter of the late Robert Cooper Overstreet and Winnie Bennett Overstreet. She was a 1958 graduate of Gordonsville High School. Evelyn worked as a hairdresser for many years.

Ms. Tisdale is survived by Sons; Jimmy (Renee) Tisdale of Carthage, TN, and Tommy Tisdale of Bowlings Branch, TN. Brother; Robert Glenn (Sandra) Overstreet of Bowlings Branch, TN. Grandchildren; Jackie (Kevin) Bennett and Brandy (Douglas Hodge) Tisdale. Great-Grandchildren; Rook Rackley, Dixie Ramsey, and Dalton Bennett.

Graveside Services and Interment for Ms. Tisdale are scheduled to be conducted at the Bennett Cemetery in Lancaster, TN, on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2PM with Bro. Bill Cowan officiating.

Family and friends will gather just prior to the graveside services.

Mr. Josh Glover

Mr. Josh Glover

 

Mr. Josh Glover, age 38 of Hogans Creek died Thursday morning, September 17 at Vanderbilt/Wilson County in Lebanon. He is survived by: daughter, Destiny Glover of Sparta; mother and step father, Mary Ann and Hoyte Maynard of Hogans Creek; father, Scott McClanahan of Hamilton, MT; sister, Holly Spillway and husband Mike of Madison; nephews, Jack and Gray Spillman; 1/2 siblings, Jamie McClanahan and Jeffery McClanahan both of Germany.

Mr. Glover is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, September 20 at 3:00 PM. Bro. Richard Piercy will officiate.

Visitation on Sunday only from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the St. Jude Childrens Hospital.

Mrs. Barbara Holleman Hall

Mrs. Barbara Holleman Hall

 

Mrs. Barbara Holleman Hall, age 64, of Defeated Creek, died Wednesday morning, September 16 at Riverview Regional in Carthage. She is survived by: husband, Archie Hall; sons, James Goolsby of Texas, Wade Goolsby of Dalton, Georgia; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Hall will be cremated at Cumberland Family services. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date at the Holleman Family Cemetery.

The family has requested memorials to the Jordan Hackett Foundation.

Mr. Stanley Brown

Mr. Stanley Brown

Mr. Stanley Brown, age 64, of Rawls Creek, died Sunday morning, September 13 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He is survived by: wife, Wanda Rigsby Brown, daughter, Kerri Fraizer and husband Harrison of Rawls Creek, 3 grandchildren, Kasi Hobbs and husband Andrew, Zaine Moore, Brady Thurman; 2 great-grandchildren, Zoey Hobbs and Peyton Potts; mother, Elizabeth Brown of Tanglewood; siblings, Roy Brown of Tanglewood, David Brown and wife Cindy of South Carolina, Sherry Davis and husband Jim of Popes Hill, Debbie Gividen of Tanglewood; brother-in-law, Wyvin Locklear of Lumberton, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Loretta hunter and husband John of Old Hickory.

Mr. Brown is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, September 16, at 1:00 PM. Eld. Junior Dickerson will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Brent Hunter, Brian Hunter, Zaine Moore, Brady Thurman, Andrew Hobbs, Jeremy Davis, Eli Gividen.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Ms. Debbie Oldham

Ms. Debbie Oldham

Ms. Debbie Oldham, age 63 of Lebanon, died Friday morning, September 11 at her daughter’s home in Carthage. She is survived by: 2 daughters, Brooke Oldham Grimsley of Carthage, Mandy Oldham of Carthage; 4 grandchildren, Cody Grimsley, Caleb Grimsley, Colton Grimsley, Sadie Steakley; siblings, Gary Cordell, Connie Cordell Pebley and Kim Cordell Robbins all of LaFollette; father of daughters, Ricky Oldham of Monoville.

Ms. Oldham is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Monday afternoon, September 14 at 3:00 PM. Pastor Johan McGregor will officiate. Elize McGregor will present the eulogy. Interment in the Estle Flatt Cemetery in the Martin Hollow in the Difficult Community. Serving as pallbearers are: Caleb Grimsley, Colton Grimsley, Michael Shawn Vincent, Austin Fraizer, Justin Frazier, Troy Fraizer.

Visitation will begin on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM and on Monday from 12:00 Noon until service time at 3:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to Josephs Storehouse.

Mr. Ira Charles “Chuck” Donath

Mr. Ira Charles “Chuck” Donath

Mr. Ira Charles “Chuck” Donath, age 83 of Carthage, TN, died at home, September 5, 2020 surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones.

Chuck was born July 5, 1937, in Filmore, WI, a son of the late Lloyd Donath and Viola Binder Donath. Chuck married Carol Tanner on April 16, 1961 and she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by Brother; William Donath and grandson; Randy Kolessa.

He was raised on a farm in Wisconsin, and graduated from Random Lake High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Navy for two years as an airman. Chuck was a prominent businessman in Lake Worth, FL. He owned and ran several businesses for over 48 years, including Chuck’s Discount Appliance and TV.

Mr. Donath retired in 2003 and moved to Carthage, TN, in 2008 with his partner Bonnie Siech. In Tennessee, Chuck had a small hobby farm, a large greenhouse and an English garden. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing the fruits of his labor with anyone who visited. Chuck’s childhood dream was to have a cabin in the woods, and he spent the last three years making that dream come true on the property.

Chuck attended the Carthage United Methodist Church.

Mr. Donath is survived by Two Children; Vicki Kolessa of Lake Worth, FL, and Randall Donath of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren in Florida.

Funeral Services for Mr. Donath are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2PM with Rev. Monica Mowdy officiating. Interment will follow in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 11AM until service time at 2PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Carthage United Methodist Church.

Ms. Josephine Thomas

Ms. Josephine Thomas

Ms. Josephine Thomas, age 90 of Pleasant Shade, died Sunday morning, September 6, at her home. She is survived by: 3 children, Jackie Thomas and wife Vicky of Russell Hill, Janice Gregory and husband Gary of Pleasant Shade, Jimmy Thomas of Pleasant Shade; sister, Mary Dillard of Tanglewood; 3 grandchildren, Shannon Gregory and wife Ann, Jana Massey and husband Chris, Tabitha York and husband Carl; 8 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, September 9, at 1:00 PM at the Pleasant Shade Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Shade. Bro. Jackie Rich will officiate. Interment in the Pleasant Shade Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are: Shannon Gregory, Chris Massey, Mitchell York, Carson York, Jerry Rich and Rick Oldham.

All visitation will be at the church beginning on Tuesday afternoon from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Pleasant Shade Cemetery Mowing Fund.

Mr. Wayne Odell Roberts

Mr. Wayne Odell Roberts, age 82 of Watertown, TN, and a native of the Maggart Community in Smith County, TN, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020.

Mr. Roberts was born March 10, in 1938 in Maggart, TN, a son of the late James Alfred Roberts and Berchie Cordelia Bush Roberts. He was also preceded in death by Sister; Vallie Harriet Orr. Mr. Roberts worked at TRW until his retirement. He attended the Maggart United Methodist Church. He was a lifelong farmer.

Mr. Roberts is survived by Sister; Marie Roberts of Tanglewood, TN. Brother; Robert James Roberts of Watertown, TN. Nieces and nephews; Lisa Roberts Nesbitt, Tammi Roberts Gelzer, David Hawthorne, Evelyn Ann Plourde, and James Orr. Several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services for Mr. Roberts are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 1PM with Ricky Barlow and Harold Massey officiating. Interment will follow in the Dickens Cemetery in Maggart, TN.

Visitation with the Roberts family will be at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 12PM until 7PM and Sunday after 11AM until service time at 1PM.

Family requests memorials be made to Dickens Cemetery.

Family requests you practice safe and social distancing guidelines and masks be worn if visiting the funeral home.

Mrs. Georgia T. Blair

Mrs. Georgia T. Blair

Mrs. Georgia T. Blair, age 85, passed away on September 3, 2020 at Smith County Health and Rehabilitation in Carthage, Tennessee. 

Born Georgia T. Wills on January 12, 1935 in Sykes, TN, to Johnny (Jack) Hatton Wills, who died on September 21, 1969 at the age of 65, and Altie Mai Webster Wills, who died on October 12, 1943 at the age of 37. 

She was also preceded in death by brothers L. D. Wills, Thomas Franklin Wills, Douglas MacArthur Wills; sisters Dora Maude Daughtery, Bertha Mai Hunt, Margaret Louise Wills, Wanda Lavon Bluhm, Tillie Katherine Brunotts; granddaughter Tara Lee Blair; father-in-law, Chester Lee Blair and mother-in-law, Sarah Tabitha Davis Blair. 

She married Hollis Beasley Blair on November 28, 1952. She was a member of Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church and later the Gordonsville United Methodist Church. She was President of the Gordonsville United Methodist Women, a youth Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir for many years. 

She attended Gordonsville High School and was employed by Mixon Key Motor Company and Gordonsville Shop Rite prior to establishing and operating Mrs. Georgia’s Daycare which she operated for 40 years until her retirement. 

Mrs. Blair is survived by her husband of 67 years, Hollis Blair of Gordonsville, TN. Four children: Debra (Bob) Fitzpatrick of Aiken, SC, Katheryn (Windell) Crisler of Huntsville, AL, Tammy (Steve) Gurtz of Columbus, OH, and Scott (Angel) Blair of Gordonsville, TN. Seven grandchildren: Jeremy (Lisa) McKinney, Jennifer (Ken) Fitzpatrick Brewster, Stephanie (Billy) Fitzpatrick Hout, Megan (Tyler) Crisler Holloway, Jana (Anthony Gibbs) Blair, Justin Gurtz, and Patrick Gurtz. Two step-grandchildren: Brandi (Brian) Bingham McKinney, Chelsea (Dustin) Bane Angel. Eleven great-grandchildren, two step-great grandchildren, and one step-great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by one sister, Johnnie Sue Hogin of Gallatin, TN, and many nieces and nephews. 

Graveside Services and Interment for Mrs. Blair are scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 3PM with Bro. Floyd Massey and Bro. Dickie Johnson officiating. 

The Family will gather at the cemetery just prior to the 3PM graveside. 

Pallbearers: Jeremy McKinney, Justin Gurtz, Patrick Gurtz, Jacob Collier, Michael Wills and Wade Bluhm. Honorary pallbearers will be former children from Mrs. Georgia’s Daycare. 

The Blair family requests that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Gordonsville United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Phyllis Bowman Trout

Mrs. Phyllis Bowman Trout

Mrs. Phyllis Bowman Trout age 56 of South Carthage, died Tuesday September 1 at St. Thomas Mid-Town in Nashville. She is survived by: 3 daughters, Natalie Rich and husband Josh of Rome, Rebecca Segura and husband Randy of Carthage, Nicole Williams and husband Curtis of Hinesville, Georgia, sisters, Vickie Key and husband Eddie of South Carthage, Veta Ogden and husband David of Beloit, Wisconsin; 8 grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, September 5 at 1:00 PM. Bro. Jackie Dawson will officiate.

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

Mrs. Bambi Ritter

Mrs. Bambi Ritter

Mrs. Bambi Ritter, age 49, of South Carthage, died Monday morning, August 31 at Riverview Regional in Carthage. She is survived by: husband, Jeff Ritter; son, Manson Poteet and wife Jordan of Ferderlane, IN, mother, Shirlee Crowder of Smyrna, father, Tommy Crowder of South Carthage, sister, Charity Benttner and husband Tim of Smyrna, 2 grandchildren, Knox Owens Poteet, Everly Poteet.

Mrs. Ritter will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services. A private service will be conducted for the family.

Mr. Epp Banks Jr.

Mr. Epp Banks Jr.

Mr. Epp Banks Jr, age 75 of Prestonsburg, KY died Monday evening, August 31. He is survived by: 2 daughters, Theresa Storie and husband Bobbie of Riddleton, Melissa Conn and husband Greg of London, KY, 2 sisters, Wanda June Lowe and husband Jerry of Prestonsburg, KY, Joan Spaulding and husband Bobby of Harrodsburg, KY, brother, Sol Sammons Jr of Prestonsburg, KY, 2 granddaughters, Madalyn Storie and Molly Storie.

Mr. Banks is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Graveside Service and Interment will be conducted on Friday afternoon, September 4, at 2:00 PM EST at Davidson Memorial Gardens in Ivel, Kentucky.

Mr. Roy Brooks

Mr. Roy Brooks

Mr. Roy Brooks, age 85, of the Russell Hill Community, died Saturday evening, August 29 at his home. He is survived by: daughter, Sherry Culver and husband Thomas of Russell Hill, son, Bobby Brooks and wife Jean of Lafayette, sister, Ruby Brooks Thompson of Lafayette, 5 grandchildren, Denise Vantrease and husband Shawn, Wendy Carter and husband Tim, Tasha Meador and husband Jeff, Chandra Stewart and husband John, Thomas Taylor and wife Raychel, 13 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Brooks is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, September 2, at 1:00 PM. Eld. Jason Goad will officiate. Interment in the Davis Cemetery.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Davis Cemetery Mowing Fund.

Mrs. Janice Ann Thompson Massey

Mrs. Janice Ann Thompson Massey

Mrs. Janice Ann Thompson Massey age 74 of Lebanon passed away August 30, 2020, at her home.  She was born February 23, 1946, in McFarland Hospital in Lebanon daughter of the late Lillard Earl “Butch” Thompson Jr. and Estelle Phillips Thompson. Raised in the Chestnut Mound community of Smith County,  she was a member of Chestnut Mound United Methodist Church and was a 1964 graduate of Smith County High School.  After high school, she attended the Southern Academy of Clinical Technology.  She retired from University Medical Center after fifty years of service as a Medical Technologist.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her a brother, Tommy Wayne Thompson.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years, George R. Massey; two daughters:  Belinda (Jim) Mathis, Jennifer Massey (Jerrod Meyerink); two grandsons:  Samuel Clenton Mathis and Noah George Mathis; brother, Phillip (Cathey) Thompson; several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. William Floyd Massey officiating.  Interment – Smith County Memorial Gardens, Carthage, TN.   Pallbearers: Sam and Noah Mathis, Keith, David, J.T. and Dustin Thompson, Jeff, Paul, Phil, Pat, Kevin and Chris Massey.  Visitation Monday 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday after 11 a.m. at Ligon & Bobo.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Leash on Life, 213 Jim Draper Blvd., Lebanon, TN 37087.

Mrs. Joyce Kirby

Mrs. Joyce Kirby

Mrs. Joyce Kirby, age 77, of Brush Creek, died Friday afternoon, August 28, at Riverview Regional in Carthage. She is survived by: daughters, Vivian Vaughn of Brush Creek, Tammy Bratcher and husband Ricky of Mt. Juliet; 7 grandchildren, Bridgett Stewart and husband Jason of Carthage, Jessica Bratcher and husband Kevin of LaVergne, Sylvia McCain and husband Sam of Smyrna, Bryan Bratcher and wife Jessica of Smyrna, Hailey Khan of Smyrna, Niquita Khan of Smyrna, Mandy Davidson of Smyrna; brothers, Dwight England, Bobby England, Glenn England all of Centerville; 20 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Kirby is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Graveside Service and Interment will be conducted at Ridgewood Cemetery on Monday afternoon, August 31, at 3:00 PM. Eld. Anthony Dixon will officiate.

Visitation at the Carthage Chapel will be on Monday only from 1:00 PM until leaving for the cemetery at 2:50 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the funeral fund.

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