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Billy Joe Fields

Billy Joe Fields

Billy Joe Fields-age 84 passed away Sunday May 9, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He is preceded in death by his parents, George Carman Fields & Ruby Watts Fields; brother, George Donald Fields; wife, Margaret Christian Fields; son, Timothy Fields; great grandson, Timothy Nicholas Sells. Survived by son, Jeff (Debbie) Fields; daughters, Beverly Jo Sells, Fran (Franklin) Grandstaff, & Melissa (Randy) Mundy; grandchildren, Joshua (Heather) Sells, Joel (Mamie) Sells, Jonathan (Kayla) Sells, Jason (Ashlee) Sells, Jacob(Alexandra) Fields, & Maria Mundy; great grandchildren, Khloe Sells, Jayden Sells, Dakoda Sells, & Barrett Fields; numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Fields was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 38 years. He worked for the Tennessee Corps of Engineers, Lebanon Woolen Mills, and the Wilson Co. Sheriff’s Dept. He was also involved in training of Tennessee Walking Horses. He will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 11th 2-7 p.m. & Wednesday May 12th 11:00 a.m. until funeral service at 1:00 p.m. in the Immanuel Baptist Church. Bro. Donald Owens & Terry Ashe will officiate the services. Interment, Gordonsville Cemetery. Active pallbearers, Joshua Sells, Joel Sells, Jonathan Sells, Jason Sells, Milt Ashburn, Michael Shepperd & Justin Witherspoon. Honorary pallbearers, Wilson Co. Sherriff’s Dept.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Mr. Fields memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation. PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL (615) 444-7007 OBITUARY LINE (615) 444-7700. www.partlowchapel.com

Mr. Stanley Boblett

Mr. Stanley Boblett

Mr. Stanley Boblett, age 75 of Ethridge, died Saturday morning, May 8 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. He is survived by: daughters, Sabrina Boblett of Lexington, KY, Christy Cannon and husband Eddie of Lawrenceburg, Darla Wright of Lawrenceburg; siblings, Ginger Farguson and husband Buster of Little Rock, AR, Faye Kidder of Hiwassee, William Glen Boblett and wife Debbie of Little Rock, AR, Debbie Boblett of Hiwassee; 7 grandchildren: Cody Randall, Brian Randall Jr, Derrick Randall. Chelsea Boblett, Brook Boblett, Courtney Cannon, Heather Whitley; 14 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Boblett is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, May 14 at 3:00 PM. Courtney Cannon will present the eulogy. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Cody Randall, Brian Randall, Eddie Cannon, Dusty Whitley, Glen Boblett.

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

Mr. Gary White

Mr. Gary White

Mr. Gary White, age 75 of the Rome Community, died Sunday morning, May 9 at his home. He is survived by: wife, Jimmie Woodard White; 2 sons, Tim White and wife Kim of South Carthage; Stacy White and wife Genia of Rock City; 6 grandchildren, Matt White and wife Lynsey of Carthage, Brittany White of South Carthage, Megan Smith and husband Brian of South Carthage, Daniel White of Mount Juliet, Ashley White of Rock City, Gary Allen White and wife Alexis of Hiwassee; 1 great-grandchild, Haley White McDonald of South Carthage.

Mr. White is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. His service will be conducted at the Rome Church of Christ on Tuesday afternoon, May 11 at 1:00 PM. Stan Stevenson and Freddie Clayton will officiate. Interment in the Wilson County Memorial Park in Lebanon. Serving as pallbearers are: Donald Williams, Allen White, Daniel White, Matt White, Brian Smith, Phil Bains.

Visitation at Sanderson Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday at Rome Church of Christ from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to Rome Church of Christ.

Mr. Bill Coffee

Mr. Bill Coffee

Mr. Bill Coffee, age 61 of the Riddleton Community, died Thursday evening, May 6 at Vanderbilt Wilson in Lebanon. He is survived by: 5 children, Will Stewart, Daniel Coffee of Riddleton, Keisha Martin of Lafayette, David Coffee of Riddleton, Chelsea Wilson of Lebanon; siblings, Lisa Coffee Harris and husband Ricky of Riddleton, Joann Coffee Spivey and husband David of Riddleton, Phillip Coffee and wife Lora of South Carthage; companion, Kathy Rogers; 6 grandchildren.

Mr. Coffee is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his services will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, May 11, at 3:00 PM. Pastor Adam Canler will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Jerry Lynch, Mike King, Jackie King, Sammy Oldham, Ricky Bowman, Ernie Gregory.

Visitation will be on Tuesday only from 10:00 AM until service time at 3:00 PM.

Mrs. Jewell Dillard

Mrs. Jewell Dillard

Mrs. Jewell Dillard, age 88 of Carthage, died Tuesday May 4 at Riverview Regional in Carthage. She is survived by: daughter, Nelda Dillard of Gallatin; caregivers: Denise and Michael Graham of Dean Hill, Nathaniel Graham.

Mrs. Dillard is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, May 8 at 1:00 PM. Bro. Frank Randolph will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Michael Graham, Nathaniel Graham, Paul Woods, Wayne Woods, Layne Woods, Stanley Wood.

Visitation on Saturday only from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Mr. Ken Doran

Mr. Ken Doran

Mr. Ken Doran, age 49 of Carthage, died Friday afternoon, April 30. He is survived by: wife, Tina Bennett Doran; children, Julia Doran of Carthage, Jared Doran of Carthage, Lucas Doran of Carthage; parents, Michael and Marcia Doran of Beaver, IA; brothers, P. J. Doran and wife Andria of Des Moines, IA, Adam Doran and wife Sharon of Kansas City, KS; mother-in-law, Ellen Bennett of Rock City.

Mr. Doran will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Friday morning, May 7 at the Carthage United Methodist Church. Rev. Monica Mowdy will officiate.

Visitation at Sanderson Funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday at the church from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

The family has requested memorials to the Carthage United Methodist Church.

Mr. Jonathan Scott Pitman

Mr. Jonathan Scott Pitman

Mr. Jonathan Scott Pitman, age 21 of Hickman, TN, passed away on Friday, April 30, 2021.

Scott was born September 24, 1999, a son of Jeremy Shane Pitman and Melissa Gail Davis. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents; Harold Pitman, Sr., Mary Etta Pitman, Jim Hunter, Ben Thompson, Trudy Thompson, and Sam Davis, Jr, and Uncle; Jeffery Pitman.

Scott graduated from Gordonsville High School in 2019. While at GHS, he played football. He was a Christian and enjoyed fishing, kayaking, and being around his friends. Scott worked at Dana.

Mr. Pitman is survived by Father; Jeremy Pitman of Hickman, TN. Mother; Melissa Davis of Club Springs, TN. Girlfriend; Macey Meadows. Brother; James Pitman. Sister; Mercedes Cornett. Brother; A.J. Cornett. Step-Brother; Kenneth Cornett, Jr. Grandparents; Harold and Barbara Pitman of Hickman, TN, and Roger and Shelia Davis of Ferguson Hollow, TN. Great-grandparents; Frances Hunter and Earlene Davis. Step-father; Kenneth Cornett. Aunt and Uncles; Jimmy Davis and April Davis. Several cousins and extended family members also survive.

Funeral Services for Mr. Pitman are scheduled to be conducted at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 1PM with Bro. Shane Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday from 1PM until 8PM and on Tuesday after 10AM until service time at 1PM.

The family requests memorials be made to assist with funeral expenses.

Mrs. Mary K. Tripp

Mrs. Mary K. Tripp

Mrs. Mary K. Tripp, age 87, of Alexandria, TN, departed this life Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Born Mary Katherine James on October 10, 1933 in Hickman, TN, she was the youngest of four children and the only daughter of the late Luther James and Lorell Gibbs James. She married Roy Lemuel Tripp on February 14, 1992 and he preceded her in death on June 24, 2009. She was also preceded in death by Son; Timmy Cline of Alexandria, TN on November 6, 2010, grandson; “Lil” Randy Eaton of Alexandria, TN, on June 6, 2017, three brothers; Charles James, Glen James, and Billy James, along with several nieces and nephews.

As a young girl, Mary’s father moved the family to California where she grew up, married, and started her family. While in California she graduated from Woodland High School in Woodland, CA. She started her working career in California as a telephone operator. In 1967, Mary moved back to Hickman with her children. Over the years she held a few different jobs, but her favorite and most rewarding, as she would proudly tell you, was working at Gordonsville High School as custodian. She made many life long friends while working at GHS and retired from Smith County School systems after 17 years.

Mrs. Tripp is survived by Daughter; Debbie (Randy) Eaton of Alexandria, TN. Grandchildren; Jerimey (Macey) Howard of Alexandria, TN, Shanna Washer of Sevierville, TN, and Tasha Cline of Murfreesboro, TN. Great-grandchildren; Kaia, Abegayle, and Zakary Howard, Alissa Thackxton, Khloe Cline, and Dom Brooks. Step great-grandchildren; Aila and Ashtyn Odom.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Tripp are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 1PM with Bro. Shane Smith and Mark Medley officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday from 2PM until 8PM and on Friday after 10AM until service time at 1PM.

The family requests memorials be made to Gordonsville High School.

Mr. David Williams

Mr. David Williams

Mr. David Williams, age 73 of New Middleton, died Monday evening, April 26 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He is survived by: wife, Elaine Williams; daughter, Tracey Kimbrough and fiance’ Ryan Partin of Murfreesboro; 2 sisters, Carolyn Pierce of Mt. Juliet, Kimberly Williams of Mt. Juliet; son, Steve Burris and wife Donna of Hartsville; 3 grandchildren, Cortney Burris of Hartsville, Austin Kimbrough of Columbia, Jessica Helton and husband Bryon of Bradyville; 5 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Williams will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services. There will be a private Memorial Service at a later date.

Mrs. Angelia Manning Crook

Mrs. Angelia Manning Crook

Mrs. Angelia Manning Crook, age 53 of Gallatin, TN, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021.

Mrs. Crook was born August 26, 1967 in Carthage, TN, a daughter of the late Troy Glenn Manning and Shirley Ann Smith Manning. She married Samuel A. Crook on December 15, 2012.

Angelia was a 1987 graduate of Gordonsville High School and a member of the Dicktown United Methodist Church. She worked as a tech at Quality Care Health and Rehab in Lebanon, TN.

Mrs. Crook is survived by Husband; Samuel Crook. Six Siblings; Mary (Randy) Holland, Glenda (Dondi) Malone, Wanda Manning, Terry Manning, Gwendolyn Manning, and Lavoria Thornton. Uncle; Roy Mason. Aunt; Vera Manning. Sister-in-Law; Sharon Kay Marshall. Devoted friends; Angela Starks, Alice Starks, Cyrus Shores, Sr, Frankie Phillips, Tonya Arnold, Debi Sweetland Manning, and Melissa Crittenden Manning. A host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins also survive.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Crook are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 1PM with Bro. Bobby Peoples officiating. Interment will follow in the Dowell Cemetery in Alexandria, TN.

Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday from 2PM until 6PM and on Monday from 12PM until service time at 1PM.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amanda and Larry with Adoration Hospice.

Ms. Rebecca Bogle

Ms. Rebecca Bogle

Ms. Rebecca Bogle, age 73 of Gordonsville, died Wednesday evening, April 21 at Summit Medical Center. She is survived by: 4 children, Arthur Bogle of Gordonsville, Johnny Bogle of Gordonsville, Troy Bogle and wife Stacy of Rome, Chantay Sayer and husband Christopher of Gordonsville; 2 brothers, Bill Wright of Lebanon, Marshall Wright of Lebanon; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bogle is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Kempville where her service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, April 25 at 3:00 PM. Bro. Shane Smith will officiate. Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Troy Bogle Jr, Troy Bogle Sr. Arthur Bogle, Christopher Ray, Thomas Bryan, Jonathan Tyler, Chris Saye, Johnny Bogle.

Visitation will be on Sunday only from 12:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM.

Delores Apple

Mrs. Delores Lee Tisdale Apple, age 90 of Mt. Juliet, TN, and a longtime resident of Smith County, TN, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, TN.

Mrs. Apple was born December 13, 1930 in Chestnut Mound, TN, a daughter of the late Jesse Homer Tisdale and Floye Elizabeth Dillard Tisdale. She married Charles William “Billy” Apple on May 28, 1949 in Rossville, GA, and he preceded her in death on February 19, 2000 after over 50 years of marriage. Mrs. Apple was also preceded in death by Sister; Anne Rogers and Infant Sister; Virginia Dean Tisdale.

Delores was a housewife, mother, grandmother, and farmer. She was saved by the grace of God at the age of 17. Delores was then baptized and joined the Macedonia The Baptist Church of Christ in Club Springs, TN. She remained a member until 1960 when her membership was moved to Pilgrim The Baptist Church when it was first organized in Antioch, TN. She remained a member through the church move to Hermitage, TN, and was the last remaining charter member.

Mrs. Apple is survived by Children; Tammye (Mike) Fox of Mt. Juliet, TN, and Timothy Lee (Teri “Pinky” Murphy) Apple of Brush Creek, TN. Grandchildren; Travis (Heather) Rodgers of Lascasses, TN, Jerimey (Dana) Apple of Whitwell, TN, Jamie (Sam) Copley of Rock Island, TN, and Charles Jason (Nicole) Apple of Nashville, TN. Seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mrs. Apple are scheduled to be conducted at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3PM with Eld. Neil Pennycuff and Eld. Frank Randolph officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 2PM until 7PM and on Sunday from 12PM until 3PM.

The family requests memorials be made to Alive Hospice, 1629 Williams Dr, Murfreesboro, TN, 37129.

Family requests masks be worn for visitation and funeral service.

Kenneth Myers

Kenneth Myers

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Kenneth Myers, 68, of Ashland City, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 26th, 2021 at Pleasant Grove Fellowship in Buffalo Valley, TN.  Family will receive friends from 3-6 until time of the service at the church.

Mr. Myers passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his residence.  He was born April 22, 1952, in Putnam County to Hugh Hargis Myers and Mary Ruth Brown Myers of Buffalo Valley.

Kenny was a caring and generous person.  He enjoyed playing softball and golf and was always active in sports.  His friends lovingly referred to him as “Oscar.”  He retired from Averitt Express where he worked for many years as a diesel mechanic.  Kenny was saved as a young man while attending a revival at East Baptist Church in South Carthage and assured the family he was “ready to go”.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Michael Christopher Myers; and one brother, Hugh Nelson Myers.  He is survived by a son, Nathan Wesley Myers of Carthage; a step-daughter, Ashley Farmer of Ashland City; two granddaughters, Alyssa and Serenity Myers; one step grandson, Cody James Stout, Jr. (CJ); two brothers, Wayne (Marlene) Myers of Shelbyville and Dale (Gail) Myers of Baxter; one sister-in-law, Sharon Fox of Gainesboro; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Brian Scott Nixon

Mr. Brian Scott Nixon, age 42, of Hickman, TN, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Mr. Nixon was born February 6, 1979 in Mt. Clemens, MI, a son of the late Glynn V. Nixon and Wilma Erma Frank Nixon. Brian was a 1998 graduate of Gordonsville High School and Vocational Tech in Livingston in 2000. He worked as a mechanic. Brian enjoyed fixing things and helping people. He especially enjoyed fishing.

Brian is survived by Three Siblings; Robin Nixon of Hickman, TN, Brenda (Larry “Squirrel”) Preston of Gordonsville, TN, and James Nixon of Hickman, TN. Two nephews; Jason (Shannon Harpe) Vann and Robert (Megan) Halfacre. Great-niece; Kiora Vann. Great-nephews; Sorin Vann, Griffith Vann, and Landon Halfacre. Uncle; Al (Linda) Nixon of Gordonsville, TN, and Freda Ann Durham of Smithville, TN. Several cousins also survive.

Services for Mr. Nixon are scheduled to be conducted on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 1PM at the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Bro. Dennis Croslin officiating.

Visitation with the family will be at the Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Saturday from 12PM until 1PM.

The family requests memorials be made to assist with the funeral expenses.

Albert H. Donnell

Albert H. Donnell

Albert H. Donnell passed away Monday, April 19, 2021 at his home where he had been lovingly cared for by his family. He was born December 11, 1938 in Lebanon, Tennessee to his late parents, Howard and Grace Vaught Donnell. Albert was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Malone Donnell, and their daughter, Tammy Donnell Griffin. A brother, James Bentley Donnell also preceded him.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Susan Donnell, and his son, Tony Donnell; grandchildren, Tara (Danny) Newlon, Brandon (Kalah) Donnell, Tyler Griffin, Travis (Amber) Donnell, Logan (Justin) Johnson, and Jacob Donnell; great-grandchildren, Carson and Collin Donnell, Eden and Hattie Donnell, Michael and Griffin Newlon and Harper Johnson; sister, Diane Warren; and son-in-law, Mike Griffin.

Albert spent more than 35 years in banking in DeKalb County and retired from Liberty State Bank in 1999. He served as the Mayor of Alexandria, Tennessee from 1975-1977 and was a 60-year member of the Alexandria Lodge No. 175. He was a member of the Auburntown Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in the Chapel of Avant Funeral Home with Bro. David Dunn officiating. Interment will be at Hillview Cemetery with a Masonic service immediately following. Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 AM until the time of service.

His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Kalah Donnell, Amber Donnell, Danny Newlon and Justin Johnson will serve as honorary pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Albert to Caris Healthcare, 242 Heritage Park Drive, Suite 101, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 or Auburntown Church of Christ c/o Todd Turney, 906 Thames Court, Murfreesboro, TN 37129.