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Mrs. Kaye Brown

Mrs. Kaye Brown

Mrs. Kaye Brown, age 74, of Carthage, died Friday evening, September 14, 2018, at her home.

She is survived by: husband, Ed Brown; sons: Shannon Brown and wife Lynn of Brush Creek, Chad Brown of Dixon Springs; 2 grandchildren, Wyatt Brown, Rylle Brown.

Mrs. Brown is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, September 18,  at 1:00 PM.  Eld. Charles Allen Gentry will officiate.  Interment in the Dixon Springs Cemetery with Wayne Winfree presenting the eulogy.

Serving as pallbearers are: Matt Oldham, Richard Anderson, Jackson Oldham, Rylle Brown, Wayne Winfree, John Jennings.

Visitation will begin on Monday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Mr. Hugh Edward Harvey Grisham

Mr. Hugh Edward Harvey Grisham

Mr. Hugh Edward Harvey Grisham, age 52, of Carthage, TN, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Mr. Grisham was born May 23, 1966, son of Marvin Neal Grisham and the late OraLee Betty Francis Madewell Grisham. He had worked for Rackley Roofing, City of Lebanon, as a Farm Hand, and at Burger King. He loved farming and working and flowers.

Mr. Grisham is survived by Son; Michael Edward Grisham of Lebanon, TN. Daughter; Hope Nichole Loftis of Carthage, TN. Father; Marvin Grisham and Frances Rollins of Gordonsville, TN. Siblings; Lillian (Clarence) Davis of Brush Creek, TN, Ruby Marie (Paul) Harris of Pig Branch, TN, Billy (Candy) Grisham of Carthage, TN, Betty (Philip) Hix of Grant, TN, and Mary Grisham of Carthage, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside Services and Interment for Mr. Grisham are scheduled to be conducted from the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Sullivan’s Bend on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2PM with Bro. Bobby Peoples officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the funeral fund.

Mr. Jim Huddleston

Mr. Jim Huddleston

Mr. Jim Huddleston, age 85, of the Stonewall Community, died Wednesday morning September 12, 2018, at his Santerra Farm home.

He is survived by: wife of 50 years, Lee Huddleston; 2 sons, Bryan Howard Huddleston and fiancée Vickie of Stonewall, Steve Huddleston of Columbia; brother, Bill Huddleston of Sweetwater; brother-in-law, Bob Vetter of Hixson.

Mr. Huddleston is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.  His service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, September 15th, at 1:00 PM at the Carthage United Methodist Church.  Rev. Monica Mowdy will officiate.  Steve Gregory, Kevin Young, and Dr. Wanda Webb will deliver the eulogies.  Interment in the Baird Memorial Cemetery at Hickman.

Serving as active pallbearers are: John Harrison, Jamie Vetter, Terry Huddleston, Jim Wilburn, Harry Peterson, Chris Warden.  Honorary pallbearer, Bob Willoughby.  Honorary pallbearers in memorium, Dewitt Rollins, Jerry Futrell, Joe Luttrell.

Visitation at Sanderson Funeral Home will be on Saturday only from 10:00 AM until leaving for the church at 12:45 PM.

Mr. Mike “Spoonie” Robinson

Mr. Mike “Spoonie” Robinson

Mr. Mike “Spoonie” Robinson, age 65, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Spoonie was born April 28, 1953 in Madison, TN, son of Odell Robinson and the late Wilma Dorris Bellar Robinson. He was also preceded in death by Sister; Sherry Robinson.

Spoonie worked in the Horticulture Industry his whole life. He loved playing pool and spending time on the lake. Spoonie graduated from Gordonsville High School in 1971 and later from Cumberland University.

Mr. Robinson is survived by his Wife; Louanne Oldham Robinson of Gordonsville, TN. Two Children; Russti (Joey) Nixon of South Carthage, TN, and Joseph Robinson of Gordonsville, TN. Grandchildren; Brevin Nixon and Beasley Nixon. Father; Odell Robinson. Brother-in-Law; Joey Oldham of Whitaker, NC.

Graveside Services and Interment for Mr. Robinson are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Cemetery on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11AM with Steve Armistead officiating.

Visitation with the Robinson Family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday from 4PM until 8PM.

Family and friends will gather at the cemetery just prior to the 11AM graveside.

Pallbearers: David Watson, Jerry Mabery, Jeff Braswell, Mike Malone, Homer Agee, and Bob Malone.

Donations in memory of Spoonie may be made to the Smith County Humane Society.

Mr. Mike Brown

Mr. Mike Brown

Mr. Mike Brown, age 57, of Carthage, died Monday evening, September 10, 2018, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.

He is survived by: children, Shane Brown and wife Mindi of Gainesboro, Latosha Raines and husband Jonathan of Club Springs; grandchildren, Blake Quick, Chloe Quick, Lucas Raines, Dylan Raines, Kennedy Brown; brother, Jimmy Brown and wife Lisa of Gordonsville; mother of children, Evelyn Deering Brown of Carthage.

Mr. Brown is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Thursday afternoon, September 13, at 1:00 PM.  Edward L. Anderson will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers are: Terry Bowman, Scott Shafer, Buddy Enoch, Jimmy Brown, Timmy Bowman, Dustin Brown.

Visitation will begin Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 9:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Family Funeral Fund.

Mr. J. C. Owen

Mr. J. C. Owen

Mr. J. C. Owen, age 86, longtime farmer and lumberman of the Kennys Bend Community, died Monday morning, September 10, 2018, at his home.

He is survived by: wife, Charlotte Owen; son, Jimmy Owen and wife Helen of Watervale; 3 grandchildren, Candice Owen and husband Tony Barlage of Golden, Colorado; Dr. Casey Owen and wife Sarah of the Hickory Hills Community, Caroline Owen of Watervale.

Mr. Owen is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, September 14 at 1:00 PM.  Eld. Junior Dickerson will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers are: B. L. Owen, Jeff Owen, Kyle Owen, Robert Taylor, Joe Taylor, Lee Davis.

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

The family has requested memorials to the Plunketts Creek Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.

Bass Funeral Home, Inc. Receives National Recognition for Innovative Programming, Outstanding Community Outreach

Carthage, TN – Gordonsville, TN – Bass Funeral Home, Inc. has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2018 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Only 159 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition, placing Bass Funeral Home, Inc. among an elite group of funeral service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients raise the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards and providing unsurpassed service to families and communities.

To earn an NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award, a participating funeral home must meet or exceed business standards set forth by the program and demonstrate proficiency in key areas of funeral service, such as compliance with state and federal regulations; providing ongoing education and professional development opportunities for staff; offering outstanding programs and resources to bereaved families; maintaining an active level of involvement within the community; participating and actively serving in the funeral service profession; and promoting funeral home services through a variety of marketing, advertising and public relations programs. Participants are also required to adhere to a Pledge of Ethical Practices.

Bass Funeral Home’s voluntary participation in the Pursuit of Excellence Award program reflects a clear determination to exceed the expectations of those they serve,” said NFDA Chief Executive Officer Christine Pepper, CAE. “This prestigious recognition assures families of the high-quality, compassionate service they will receive the moment they walk through the funeral home’s front door.”

Kurt Bass said, “This marks our seventh consecutive year to receive the Pursuit of Excellence award. We are one of six funeral homes in the State of Tennessee to receive this award and the only one in the whole of the Upper Cumberland area. Our focus continues to be on the people of this community we feel called to serve. We will build on this recognition and strive to continue to be one of the best options for funeral services around.”

More information about the NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award program can be found on the association’s website, www.nfda.org/pursuitofexcellence.

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving more than 20,000 individual members who represent nearly 11,000 funeral homes in the United States and 39 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

 

Mr. Jesse Woodard

Mr. Jesse Woodard

Mr. Jesse Woodard, age 68, of Pleasant Shade, died Friday morning, September 7, 2018, at his home.

He is survived by: children, Crystal Woodard of Murfreesboro, Henry Woodard and wife Jessica of East Side in Cannon County, Jeffrey Woodard and wife Christie of Lascassas, Stefanie Woodard of Murfreesboro; siblings, Juanita Hunt and husband Junior of Monoville, Frances Thompson of Pleasant Shade, Bill Woodard and wife Brenda of Murfreesboro, Devon Duncan of Carthage; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Woodard will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services.  A Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, September 15, at 1:00 PM at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Bro. David Thaxton will officiate.

Visitation will be on Saturday only from 12:00 Noon until service time at 1:00 PM.

Mr. Daniel Johnson

Mr. Daniel Johnson, age 52, of Brush Creek, died Wednesday morning, September 5, 2018, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.

He is survived by 2 brothers, Jason Pryor of Urbana, Illinois and John Parr of Lebanon.

Graveside services and Interment will be conducted on Monday morning, September 10, at 10:00 AM at Bond-Jordan Cemetery in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Mrs. Rebecca Smallen

Mrs. Rebecca Smallen, age 68, of the Martins Creek Community in Granville, died Tuesday morning, September 4, 2018, at Concordia Nursing and Rehab in Carthage.

She is survived by son, Tim McMullen and wife Melinda of Martins Creek; brother, Doug Smallen.

Mrs. Smallen will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services.  No formal services are planned at this time.

Mr. Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor

Mr. Ed Taylor, age 80, of Kenny’s Bend, died Monday evening, September 3, at Concordia Nursing in Carthage. He is survived by: children, Jayne Ann Hackett and husband Ron of Carthage, Troy Taylor and wife Kristy of South Carthage; siblings, Beverly Frye of Lebanon, John Louis Taylor and wife Cheryl of Denham Springs, LA; 6 grandchildren, Casey Swann and husband Eric, Hunter Hackett, Tanner Hackett, Anthony Taylor, Jake Taylor, Mary Kate Taylor; 2 great-grandchildren, Dayne Swann and Taylor Swann.

Mr. Taylor is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Thursday morning, September 6, at 11:00 AM. Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Joe Taylor, Robert Taylor, Michael Frye, Bobby Taylor, Chase Taylor, Chris Smith, Jay Frye, Steve Kent, Hunter Hackett, Tanner Hackett, Anthony Taylor, Jake Taylor.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday morning from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

The family has requested memorials to the Jordan Hackett Foundation.

Mrs. Dixie Bryant Verax

Mrs. Dixie Bryant Verax

Mrs. Dixie Bryant Verax, age 83, of Carthage, TN, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018.

Dixie was born February 12, 1935 in Carthage, TN, Daughter of the late Frank Bryant and Laura Belle Dennis Bryant. She married Joseph Verax, Jr, on July 28, 1962 and he preceded her in death on May 8, 1996. Dixie was also preceded by Brother; Gary Bryant.

She graduated from Smith County High School and worked at the Carthage Shirt Factory for 30 years. Mrs. Dixie was a member of the Riddleton Baptist Church.

Mrs. Verax is survived by Son; Billy and wife Robin Verax of Dixon Springs, TN. Daughter; Kathy Verax of South Carthage, TN. Grandchildren; Matthew Verax, Kevin Verax, and Wesley Lugo. Great-grandchild; Kane Lugo.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Verax are scheduled to be conducted from the Riddleton Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11AM with Dr. Bill York officiating. Interment will follow in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the Verax Family will be held at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday from 5PM until 7PM and at the Riddleton Baptist Church on Wednesday from 10AM until 11AM.

Mr. Hubert H. Smith

Mr. Hubert H. Smith

Mr. Hubert H. Smith, age 80, of Carthage, TN, and formerly of Chestnut Mound, TN, passed away August 31, 2018 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a loving husband, daddy, and pa.

Hubert was born October 31, 1937 in Putnam County, TN, son of the late Hugh and Etta Smith. He loved woodworking and worked as a welder for many years.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife of sixty-one years; Opal “Tutor” Smith. Six Children; Glenda (Eddie Dale) Sykes of Brush Creek, TN, Tony (Tammy) Smith of Carthage, TN, Ronny (Tina) Smith of Buffalo Valley, TN, Norma (Gary) Tisdale of Lancaster, TN, Randy “Bear” (Marcie) Smith of Carthage, TN, and Reggie Smith of Carthage, TN. Four grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive.

As per Hubert’s request, all services will be private for the family only.

Family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association.

Mrs. Ellen Foote Johnson

Mrs. Ellen Foote Johnson

Mrs. Ellen Foote Johnson, age 64, of Brush Creek, died Wednesday evening, August 29, 2018, at her home.

She is survived by: husband, Roger Johnson; children, Douglas A. Foote and wife Kristy, James Robert Foote and wife Lydia, Elijah A. Foote and wife Kala and Pamela M. Wyatt all of Brush Creek, Elisha Robinson and husband Joseph of Nunnelly, Maia C. Newton and husband Christopher of Defeated Creek and Melody Joy Foote Smith and husband Josey of Alexandria; step-children, Eddie Daniels of Little Rock, AR, Jeffrey Daniels and wife Heidi of Virginia Beach, VA, and Connie Holman and husband Larry of Austin, AR; brother, Franklin Palmroos and wife Joan of Otto, NC; 27 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Johnson is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where graveside service and interment will be conducted Monday morning, September 3, at 11:00 a.m. in the Smith County Memorial Gardens with Bro. Scott Nesbitt and Bro. Bryan Bratcher officiating.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted Monday afternoon, September 3, at 2 p.m. at The Building on Third Avenue West in Carthage.

The family has requested memorials to assist with funeral expenses.

Mr. Dorris Goad

Mr. Dorris Goad

Mr. Dorris Goad, age 86, of Nashville, formerly of the Russell Hill Community, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Vanco Manor Nursing and Rehab Center in Goodlettsville, TN.

Funeral services for Dorris Goad were conducted on Monday, August 27th at 11:00 a.m. from the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette with Timmy Goad officiating.  Burial followed in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park.

Logan Goad, Mike Goad, Timmy Goad, Willie Goad, Eddie Winter and Jackson Jones served as Pallbearers.

Dorris was born on November 25, 1931, one of twelve children born to the late Elmer and Amy (Hackett) Goad.  He married the former Ina Hewitt on June 28, 1958, who survives and lives in Nashville.  He worked at Werthan Bag Company for 21 years operating a printing Machine and 19 years with the State of Tennessee in maintenance.  He was a member of the Broadmoor Church of Christ in Nashville.

In addition to his wife of 59 years, he is survived by: sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Darla Goad of Ridgetop, TN, Lance and Gail Goad of Greenbrier, TN, grandchildren and spouses, Mary Beth and Eddie Winter of Hinesville, GA, Amy and Jackson Jones of Clarksville, TN, Roxanna Goad, and Logan Goad, both of Greenbrier, TN, great-grandchild, Lilly Winter of Hinesville, GA, sisters and their spouses, Cora and James Robert Bass of Gordonsville, TN, Lois Wheeler, Peggy and Phil Halliburton, sisters-in-law and spouses, Bonnie Goad, all of the  Russell Hill Community of Macon County, Betty Goad of Gallatin, TN, Gloria and Eddie Copas and Gayla and Dean Rush, all of the Gibbs Crossroads Community in Macon County.

Arrangements entrusted to ANDERSON & SON FUNERAL HOME in Lafayette, TN — 615-666-4011. 

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Goad Family.

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