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Mr. Oliver (Shorty) Christian

Mr. Oliver (Shorty) Christian

Mr. Oliver (Shorty) Christian, age 88, of the Hogans Creek community, died Tuesday evening, July 17, at TriStar Summit Medical Center in Davidson County.

He is survived by: wife, Shelby Christian; son, Daniel Christian; 2 sisters, Maude Mofield and Margaret Speck all of Hogans Creek.

Mr. Christian is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather at Ridgewood Cemetery on Thursday, July 19, at 1:00 PM for Graveside Services and Interment.  Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate.

Mrs. Virginia Branham

Mrs. Virginia Branham

Mrs. Virginia Branham, age 86, of Carthage, died Monday morning, July 16, 2018, at Sumner Regional in Gallatin.

She is survived by: 5 children, Vivian Branham Bradley and husband Bruce of Popes Hill, Regina Branham Turner and husband Michael of Smithville, Danny Branham of Carthage, Rick Branham of Carthage, David Branham and wife Annette Bane Branham of Defeated Creek; sister-in-law, Hattie Hester Branham; 6 grandchildren, Crissy Branham, Daemien Bradley and fiancé Elizabeth Cole, Lisa Porter and husband David, Neely Branham, Tyler Branham and fiance’ Brianna, Devan Lancaster and fiance’ Justin Maggart; 9 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Branham is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, July 18, at 1:00 PM.  Edward L. Anderson and Bro. Spencer Anderson will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Deven Riley, David Porter, Daemien Bradley, Tyler Branham, Dennis Hackett, Bruce Bradley.

Visitation will be on Wednesday only from 9:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to assist with the funeral expense.

Mr. Jesus Cedillo

Mr. Jesus Cedillo

Jesus Cedillo, age 54, of Carthage died Monday afternoon, July 16, at the Riverview Regional ER in Carthage.

He is survived by: mother, Jacinta Cedillo of Ocuilan, Mexico; 3 daughters, Ivonne Cedillo Camacho and husband Francisco Nemecio of Nashville, Liliana Cedillo Camacho and husband Abraham Cipriano of Nashville, Esther Cedillo Camacho and husband Adan Pachero Tacuha of Carthage; 5 grandchildren, Iris Elena Garcia Cedillo of Nashville, Lesllie Johana Cedillo Camacho of Nashville, Libny Arlet Cipriano Cedillo of Nashville, Jose Isaac Cedillo Camacho of Carthage, Keren Belen Cipriano Cedillo of Nashville.

Mr. Cedillo is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Saturday morning, July 21, at 11:00 AM.  Apostal Jose Rodriquez will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be on Saturday only from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

Mr. William Kennedy

Mr. William Kennedy

Mr. William Kennedy passed away on July 12, 2018 at age 66.

The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, on Monday from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the service. The Funeral Service, conducted by Brother Danny Sellars, is at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home.  Interment in Gordonsville Cemetery will follow the service.

Mr. Kennedy was a car salesman who loved fishing, music, hunting, and all types of cars.  He is survived by children Krystle Travis, Will Kennedy, Waylon Kennedy, Tommy Kennedy, Chris Stanford, and Kelly Warren, 11 grandchildren, and sisters Janice (Billy) King and Sue Gregory.  He is preceded in death by parents Tommy Allen and Bessie Summers Kennedy, siblings Kay Kennedy Morton, Tony Kennedy, Dale Kennedy, and Tommy Kennedy, and brother-in-law and best friend Roger Gregory.

This notice provided as a courtesy to the Kennedy Family.

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Mr. Robert Key Kemp

Mr. Robert Key Kemp

Mr. Robert Key Kemp, age 79, of the Kenny’s Bend Community at Rock City, died Wednesday evening, July 11, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.

He is survived by: wife, Mary Belle Thompson Kemp; children, David Kemp of Riddleton and Kim Kemp Davis and husband Don of Hendersonville; 2 granddaughters, Emmy and Michelle Davis of Hendersonville; brother, John M. Kemp Sr. and wife Jammie of Flatrock; sister, Sally Kemp Pharris and husband Ed of Red Boiling Springs; aunt, Ruth Kemp Anderson of Carthage.

Mr. Kemp is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where a Masonic Chapel Service will be conducted on Friday evening, July 13, at 5:00 PM by the Difficult Masonic Lodge #451 F & AM . Family and friends will assemble on Saturday morning at Ridgewood Cemetery at 11:00 AM for a graveside service and interment.  Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate.

Visitation will be on Friday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Shriners Childrens Hospitals.

Mrs. Joanna Bell Carter

Mrs. Joanna Bell Carter

Mrs. Joanna Bell Carter, age 75, of Riddleton, died Tuesday morning, July 10, at Summit Medical Center in Davidson County.  She is survived by: 5 children, Clifton Carter of Riddleton, Maurice Carter of Riddleton, Leslie Williams and husband Harold of Riddleton, Stacey Maynard of Hartsville, Preston Carter and wife Norleeta of Smyrna,; sister, May Alice Moore of Riddleton; devoted friend, Sue Carrick; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Carter is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.  Her services will be conducted on Monday afternoon, July 16, at 1:00 PM at the Williams Chapel Church in Riddleton.  Rev. Dr. Ernest Jones, Rev. Tony Clemmons, Minister Cynthia Boyd, and Pastor Jesse Peters will officiate.  Preston Carter will present the eulogy.  Interment in the Rockvale Cemetery in Cages Bend in Riddleton.  Serving as active pallbearers are: Ronald Carter, Dwight Carter, Christian Carter, Elijah Carter, Jalen Manning, Marquese King; Honorary pallbearers are: Hubert Bell, Williams Chapel Missionary Men.

Visitation at Sanderson Funeral Home will begin on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM and at the church on Monday from Noon until service time at 1:00 PM.

Mrs. Elsie Stevens Minchey

Mrs. Elsie Stevens Minchey

Mrs. Elsie Stevens Minchey, age 78, of New Middleton, TN, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018.

Elsie was born August 26, 1939 in New Middleton, TN, daughter of the late Jake Bradford Stevens and Johnnie Frances Knight Stevens. She was also preceded in death by Brother; George Madison Stevens. Elsie was a 1957 graduate of Gordonsville High School. After high school she did clerical work and also performed duties as office manager. Elsie married Hugh Minchey in May of 1971. After their marriage Elsie and Hugh co-owned and operated Minchey’s Landscaping for many years. She was a longtime member of Fairview Baptist Church in Lebanon, TN, and in later years attended Lighthouse Church in New Middleton, TN.

Elsie loved and enjoyed her family and ancestral history. She was a faithful worker in her church, always had beautiful flowers, sent handmade cards, enjoyed all the various animals on the farm, loved to travel, excelled as a leader in school and in their landscaping business. Elsie also had a Pride Hollow Bed and Breakfast on the farm for many years.

Elsie is survived by Husband; Hugh Minchey of New Middleton, TN. Daughters; Patsy Agee (Ben) Glunt of Greer, SC, and Donna Minchey (Mark Little) Whitsell of Hendersonville, TN. Seven Grandchildren; Lauren (Kyle) Neely, Anna (Cody) Johnson, Minchey (David) George, Jamison (Zach) Hebert, Isaac Dakota Whitsell, Josh (Erica) Glunt, and Paige Glunt. Great-Grandchildren; Hank Johnson, Ava Johnson, Brooks Neely, Brayden George, Ava George, Aliana Hebert, Charlie Hebert, Brayden Glunt, Bryce Glunt, and Beckett Glunt. Sister; Margaret Stevens (Bruce) Harvey of Murfreesboro, TN. Sister-in-Law; Margaret Stevens of Brush Creek, TN, and numerous special nieces and nephews that all affectionately called her Grandmother.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Minchey are scheduled to be conducted at the Lighthouse Church in New Middleton, TN, on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 1PM with Bro. Doug Dillard officiating. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery.

Visitation with the Minchey Family will be at Lighthouse Church on Thursday from 10AM until service time at 1PM.

The Family requests memorials in Mrs. Elsie’s memory be made to Kindred Hospice, Cookeville.

Mrs. Sue Greer Ellis

Mrs. Sue Greer Ellis

Sue Ellis, age 70, currently of Paris, TX, and a longtime resident of Alexandria, TN, passed away quietly on Friday, July 6, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born March 3, 1948 in Nashville, TN to Jesse Edgar and Beulah Williams Greer.

Sue had several careers in her working life, having served as Dr. Cripps medical assistant for several years, then retired from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department. She also worked as a cosmetologist and as an Emergency Medical Technician at different times. Sue had many loves, her family most of all, her God, horses, and all kinds of animals. She enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband and if you knew her, she was kind and straight to the point!

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Elmer Lee Ellis, Jr., of Alexandria, TN; a daughter, Tammy (John) Harrington, of Paris, TX; a son, Jeff (Lynette) Ellis and children, Jordy Ellis, Jorjenna (Jemini) Chrisman, all of Silver Point, TN; a son, Jamie (Patty) Ellis and children, Jay Ellis & Kristen Ellis, all of Watertown, TN; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Braedyn, & Caisyn; a brother, Don (Carol) Greer, Goodlettsville, TN; sister, Becky Hobbs, Smithville, TN; as well as several nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Ellis are scheduled to be conducted from Avant Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 1PM. Interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation with the Ellis Family will be at the Avant Funeral Home on Monday from 4PM until 8PM and again on Tuesday after 11AM until service time at 1PM.

Mrs. Jane Bennett

Mrs. Jane Bennett

Mrs. Jane Bennett, age 58, of Carthage, died Wednesday morning, July 4, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.  She is survived by: husband, Ernest Bennett; 2 daughters, Jennifer Smith and husband Stephen of Pleasant View, Heather Phillips and husband Brian of South Carthage; 3 sisters, Rachel Bowling and husband Bob of Melbourne, Florida, Judy Chadd of Carthage, Patsy Davis of Bellafontaine, Ohio; brother, Loyd Davis of Melbourne, Florida; 8 grandchildren, Abby Robinson and husband Jeremy, Joey Phillips and wife Megan, Christina Phillips, Olivia Phillips, Dustin Phillips, Morgan Smith, Wesley Smith, Sarah Smith; 3 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bennett is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.  She will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services.  A Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, July 7, at 3:00 PM.  Eld. Barney Allison will officiate.  Interment in the Bennett Cemetery in Lancaster at a later date.

Visitation will be on Saturday only from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to St. Judes Childrens Hospital.

Mrs. Judith “Judy” Lynn Mayberry Dillard

Mrs. Judith “Judy” Lynn Mayberry Dillard

Judith “Judy” Lynn Mayberry Dillard, 76, of Spring, Texas passed away on June 30, 2018. Judy was born on August 30, 1941 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to James Mayberry and Sarah Jane Penney Mayberry.

Judy is survived by her husband of almost 52 years, Jim Dillard; her sister Jimmie Ruth Troughton and husband Bob; her sister Jan Moore and husband Howard; her son Greg Dillard and wife Michelle; her daughter Penney Dillard Dench and husband Brian; and her grandchildren, Cody Dillard, Ethan Dench and Emma Dench.

Judy was a dedicated wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and special friend to so many. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was committed to helping and serving others and volunteered with several charitable organizations. Judy will always be remembered by her family and many friends for her quick wit, her fun-loving and adventurous outlook on life, and her kind and spunky spirit.

A memorial service, in celebration of Judy’s remarkable life, will be held at 5:00PM on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Klein Funeral Home at 16131 Champion Forest Drive, Spring, Texas 77379.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Judy’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a cause that was near and dear to Judy’s heart.  http://giftfunds.stjude.org/Judy_Dillard

Judy is the sister-in-law of Harold and Joyce Dillard of Gordonsville, TN, and Walt and Jean Dillard of Mt. Juliet, TN.

Mrs. Betty Jo Merryman Burke

Mrs. Betty Jo Merryman Burke

Mrs. Betty Jo Merryman Burke, age 85, of Granville, died Friday evening, June 29, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.  She is survived by: 4 children, Tommy McClanahan and wife Pam of Lebanon, Susie Silcox of Pea Ridge, Lisa Cootes of Smyrna, Maxie Gibbs Jr and wife Michelle of White House; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Burke is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, July 3, at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Jackie Dawson will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers are: Jimmy McClanahan, Jeremy McClanahan, Steven Cootes, Lucas Cootes, Shayne Young, Dale Francis, Sheldon Gibbs, Brian Gibbs, Kayla McClanahan, Peggy Tuttle.

Visitation will begin on Monday morning at 11:00 AM 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 Smith County Senior Citizen Center.

Mrs. Katheryn Frye Dickens

Mrs. Katheryn Frye Dickens

Mrs. Katheryn Frye Dickens, age 76, of New Middleton, TN, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Born Chloe Katheryn Frye on September 2, 1941 at the Martha Gaston Hospital in Wilson County, TN, she was the only child born to the late Dalton Odell Frye and Mattie Frances Neal Frye.

Having attended elementary school at Brush Creek, Alexandria, and New Middleton, she was a 1959 graduate of Gordonsville High School. She was the Class Valedictorian and was voted the Most Dignified Senior Girl and the Most Studious Senior Girl. Her daughter, Lucie, was Valedictorian in 1984, and her granddaughter, Rachel, was Valedictorian in 2014.

Katheryn attended Cumberland University, and she was a graduate of Tennessee’s first Public Library Management Institute.

In 2000, she received the Southside Lions Club Good Citizen Award for providing reading opportunities for patrons in the Gordonsville Public Library.

On June 18, 1960, she was united in marriage to James Donald Dickens at the Brush Creek Primitive Baptist Church by her great uncle, Elder E.S. Frye. Their marriage lasted 57 years until death claimed James on September 13, 2017.

Katheryn joined the Hickman Primitive Baptist Church in July of 1965. She was elected church clerk in April of 1967 and has continued to serve in that capacity.

For twenty years, she worked as a part-time secretary and bookkeeper for Carter Hardware in Carthage, TN.

In November of 1982, she began working as the Postmaster Relief at the Gordonsville Post Office and worked in that position for ten years.

In 2004, she retired as librarian at the Gordonsville Public Library where she had worked for twelve years.

Katheryn was an avid reader and enjoyed doing historical research. Her numerous historical articles have been printed in various publications.

Survivors include two Daughters; Laurie (Russell) Napier and Lucie (Randy) Petty. Four Grandchildren; Amy (Jonathan) Enoch, Jonathan Napier, Andrew Napier, and Rachel Petty. Three great-grandchildren; Elisabeth, Noah, and Anna Enoch.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Dickens are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 2PM with Rachel Petty delivering the Eulogy and Randy Petty officiating. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the Dickens Family will be on Sunday from 11AM until 8PM and again on Monday from 10AM until service time at 2PM.

Memorials in Mrs. Katheryn’s memory may be made to the Hickman Primitive Baptist Church or to the library of your choice.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Mr. Richard J. Harper

Mr. Richard J. Harper

Mr. Richard J. Harper, age 86, of Brush Creek, TN, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Richard was born December 16, 1931 in Gordonsville, TN, the youngest of eight children. He was preceded in death by parents; Livy Green Betty Harper at the age of 74 on June 22, 1960 and Charles Walter Harper at the age of 82 on June 9, 1965. Richard was also preceded in death Siblings; Raymond Harper, Ethel Sykes, Lucille Nixon, Virginia Hackett, Robert Harper, Catherine Abernathy, and Joe Harper.

Richard married Carolyn Litchford on June 28, 1959 at the New Middleton Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Gordonsville High School, Class of 1950. After graduation, Richard served his country in the United States Marine Core from 1952 until 1954 during the Korean War. Richard spent a total of 9 months in Korea during his service time. After the service, Richard worked for Tennessee Highway Patrol for 25 years and retired as a lieutenant in the Cookeville District. He was also owner and operator of Trucking, Inc., hauling lime, rock, and asphalt all over the Upper Cumberland. Along with his professional career, Richard was also a lifelong cattle farmer.

Mr. Harper is survived by Wife of 59 years; Carolyn Litchford Harper of Brush Creek, TN. Daughter; Dr. Melinda Carol Harper and Son-in-Law; Bogdan Blai both of Bluffton, SC. Sisters-in-law; Maxine Wyatt Harper of Carthage, TN, and Kitty Harper of Angola, IN. Brother-in-Law; Dr. David Litchford of Crossville, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside Services and Interment for Mr. Harper are scheduled to be conducted on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 1PM at the Litchford Cemetery at 26 School House Circle, Brush Creek, TN 38547, with Bro. Mark Stinnett and Bro. B.J. Thomason officiating.

Visitation with the Harper Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday from 10AM until 12PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Richard’s memory may be made to New Middleton Baptist Church, 493 New Middleton Hwy, Gordonsville, TN 38563.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Mrs. Lou Hicks McCaleb

Mrs. Lou Hicks McCaleb

Mrs. Lou Hicks McCaleb, age 89 of Lebanon passed away Friday, June 29, 2018, at her home.

Born August 22, 1928, in Fentress County, she is the daughter of the late Wilburn and Ida Goney Hicks.  She retired from Robertshaw and was a member of Beckwith Missionary Baptist Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill B. McCaleb; daughter, Janice Sherrill; sister, Lola Hicks; and five brothers, Frank, Johnny, Wayne, Truman, and Barney Hicks.

She is survived by five children: Marsha McCaleb, Melinda Cannon, Roger McCaleb, Kathy (David) Maxwell, and Amy (Tony) York; 10 grandchildren, Jason Sherrill, David (Dianna) Sherrill, Jackie (Jamie) Begley, Brandi (Stephen) Goodall, Justin (Lesley) Cannon, Mandy (Brad) Crook, Tommy (Katy) Maxwell, Rachel McCaleb, Matthew Barker, and Brandon York; 15 great grandchildren; son in law, Robert Sherrill; and sisters in law, Frankie Tomlinson and Dimple Taylor.

Pallbearers: Justin Cannon, Tony York, Jason Sherrill, David Sherrill, Stephen Goodall, and Tony Young.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Hicks McCaleb will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon, Tennessee, with Eld. Danny Tomlinson officiating.  Interment will follow at Gordonsville Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 2–7 PM and Sunday after 11 AM at Ligon & Bobo.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615)444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

 

Stanton Carlos Hesson Rich

Stanton Carlos Hesson Rich

Stanton Carlos Hesson Rich, two month old son of Joseph and Ashley Straub Rich, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Stanton was born March 28, 2018 in Lebanon, TN, son of Joseph Thomas Edward Rich and Ashley Nicole Straub Rich. He is also survived by Sister; Irene Aphrodite Rich. Grandparents; Tammy Rich, Roger Alan and Karona Straub, and Bridgette Hesson. Great-Grandparents; Linda J. Burton, and Katheryn and husband Richard Straub. Aunts and Uncles; Samantha (Tristan) Lovell, Victoria Straub, and Sean Straub. Cousin; Jayden Lovell.

Stanton is preceded in death by Grandfather; Stanton Hesson.

Memorial Services are scheduled to be held. Once arrangements are completed they will be announced.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, CARTHAGE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

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