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Mr. Carl Bruce “Sonny” Carter

​Mr. Carl Bruce “Sonny” Carter

​Mr. Carl Bruce “Sonny” Carter, age 68, of Carthage, TN, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020.

​Mr. Carter was born December 14, 1951 in Stonewall, TN, a son of the late Cecil Edward Carter, Sr, and Edwena Carver Carter. He was also preceded in death by Brother; Cecil Edward Carter, Jr.

​Mr. Carter is survived by Son; Cecil Carter, III, of Las Vegas, NV. Daughters; Keshia Carter and Tamika Carter both of Ypsilanti, MI. Sister; Regena (Cornel) Morton of San Luis Obispo, CA. Brother; Lee (Ione) Carter of Johnson City, TN. Granddaughters; Niarra Coleman, Mahara Coleman, Isley Coleman, Amariah Carter, Joselyn Carter, and Ashley Carter. Grandsons; Gabriel Coleman, Jelani Coleman, Demetriac Carter, Christopher Carter, Kylon Carter, and Quin Carter. Great-Grandsons; Stephon Lyle and Amir Carter. Great-Granddaughter; Jai’lee Ryan.

Funeral Services from Mr. Carter will be conducted on Sunday February 22, 2019 at 1 PM from the Gordonsville TN Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Interment will follow in the Ballards Chapel Cemetery in the Stonewall Community of Smith Co, TN.

Mr. Carters family will receive friends at the Gordonsville, TN Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday February 22, 2020 from 12 NOON until service time at 1PM.

Mr. Michael McKinley

Mr. Michael McKinley,

Mr. Michael McKinley, age 70, of Carthage died Saturday evening, February 8, 2020, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.

He is survived by: son, Michael Scott McKinley; daughter, Hope McKinley; grandson, Jalen Duke; granddaughter, Elizabeth Brandon; aunt, Ruth Key Abernathy; sister-in-law, Billie Sue McKinley; niece, Kim Parker; nephews, Patrick McKinley, David McKinley.

Mr. McKinley is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, February 16, at 3:00 PM.  Pastor Leslie Wayne Whitlock will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers are: Angelo Stewart, Senaca Duke, James High, Scott McGregor, Maddux Bradley, Keith High.  Honorary pallbearers are: Bob League, Jimmy Crittenden, Thomas Clark, Buck King, Donnie Bohannon, Ray Wester, C. W. High, Roddy Townsend.

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

Mrs. Cacky High

Mrs. Cacky High

Mrs. Cacky High, age 93 of Carthage, died Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.

She is survived by: 2 grandchildren, Keishala High Lorah and husband Jason of Knoxville and Nicholas High of South Haven, MS; cousin/caregiver, Loretta Hogan of Stonewall; daughter-in-law, Karen High of Kingston; 3 great-grandchildren, Daviah High, Carter High, Eva High; sister-in-law, Ruth Abernathy of Nashville.

Mrs. High is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, February 15 at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Larry Bowers, Sis. Dometria Bowers, Rev. Johnny Grimes and Rev. Tom Clemons will officiate.  Interment in the McKinley Memorial Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are: Malcolm Cunningham, James Allen, Kyle Carter, James Henry Woodmore, Edward Woodmore, Donnie Bohannon, William Timberlake, James McCall.  Honorary pallbearers are: Richard Dickerson, C. W. High, Timmy Garrett, Charles R. Hemphill.

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

Mrs. Linda Alvis

Mrs. Linda Alvis

Mrs. Linda Alvis, age 76, of the Flat Rock Community, died Saturday afternoon, February 8, 2020, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.

She is survived by: daughter, Sonja Filson and husband Tim of Lebanon; son, Trey Alvis and wife Rachel of Grant; 3 grandchildren, Seth Filson of Lebanon, Trista Filson of Lebanon, Lana Alvis of Grant; longtime special friend, Bobby Allison of Flat Rock.

Mrs. Alvis is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Thursday afternoon, February 13, at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Wayne Malone and Bro. Floyd Massey will officiate.  Interment in the Bethlehem Cemetery in the Tuckers Cross Roads Community.

Serving as pallbearers are:  Chris Hawkins, Ricky Slack, Chris Smith, Travis Poindexter, Alan Lane, Shawn Irving, Jack Simms.

Visitation will begin on Wednesday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to Rome Baptist Church or Bethlehem Cemetery.

Mr. Frankie Albritton

Mr. Frankie Albritton

Mr. Frankie Albritton, age 64, of Kempville, died Friday, February 7, 2020.

He is survived by: children, Sonya Thrower of Gladdice, Tara Gentry and husband Matt of Elmwood, Cody Albritton of Kempville; mother of his children, Sherry Albritton of Kempville; 5 grandchildren, Jacob Butler, Brenden Thrower, Dacey Thrower, Bryson Gentry, Brady Gentry; devoted friend, Elizabeth Irwin of Portland; siblings, Debra Green of South Carthage, Shirley Martin and husband Johnny of Defeated Creek, Shelby Shehane and husband Allen of Tanglewood, Crissey Yarbrough and husband Nolen of Maggart, Ricky Albritton and wife Lynn of Kempville, Donald Albritton and wife Anna of Brush Creek.

Graveside Service and Interment will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, February 9,  at Dixon Springs Cemetery at 3:00 PM.  Eld. James “Pee Wee” Massey will officiate.

Serving as pallbearers are: Ricky Albritton, Donald Albritton, Cody Albritton, Brenden Thrower, Jacob Butler, Bryson Gentry, Brady Gentry.

Visitation at the gravesite only following services.

The family has requested memorials to the Albritton Family Funeral Fund.

Mrs. Thelma Jean Gibbs Petty

Mrs. Thelma Jean Gibbs Petty

Mrs. Thelma Jean (Gibbs) Petty passed from this earth on the morning of February 6, 2020.

Mrs. Petty is survived by her husband of 65 years, James Lloyd Petty and her four sons: Albert (spouse Cathy), Danny (spouse Alix), Mark (spouse Jamie), Garland (spouse Sally), six grandchildren and two great grandsons.

Mrs. Petty was born April 14, 1935 in Gordonsville, TN to Herman Gibbs and Ruth McKinney Gibbs. She had 11 brothers and sisters, all now deceased. She attended high school at Gordonsville High School, where she was a good student and basketball player. She married James Petty on May 23, 1954 and together they traveled the world in support of his career in the Air Force. During their marriage,they lived in Japan, England, and three different states (Texas, Florida and Louisiana.)

Mrs. Petty was known for her kindness, cooking and ready laugh. She was also noted for remembering her numerous grandchildren’s, nieces’ and nephews’ birthdays, and never missing an opportunity to send a card or note. She and her husband James shared a deep love of nature (especially wild birds) and their many pets.

A gathering of family and friends will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11AM. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Lovie’s Fund, a charitable fund from Smith County Animal Clinic used to treat strays and animals that would otherwise be euthanized.

Mr. Paul McGinnis

Mr. Paul McGinnis

Mr. Paul McGinnis, age 65 of Brush Creek, TN, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Mr. McGinnis was born February 25, 1954 in St. Louis, MO, a son of Paul Monroe McGinnis and the late Mary Frances Wevers. He worked in construction as a carpenter building houses for many years. Later, he worked for The Pavilion in Lebanon, TN for 15 years. He married Judy Marie Capps.

Mr. McGinnis is survived by Wife; Judy Capps McGinnis of Brush Creek, TN. Children; Misty Lynn, Paul Jeramie, Izaak, Joshua, and Heather. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Father; Paul Monroe McGinnis of Brush Creek, TN. Step-Mother; Marcy McGinnis of Brush Creek, TN. Sisters; Sherri Lee Williams and Rose Ella McGinnis. Brother; Dale Wayne McGinnis.

Services for Mr. McGinnis will be held at a later date.

Mr. Don “Monk” Bain

Mr. Don “Monk” Bain

Mr. Don “Monk” Bain, age 66 of Alexandria, TN, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Mr. Bain was born June 2, 1953 in Lebanon, TN, a son of the late Buddy Bass Bain and Mattie Bell Dodd Bain. He was also preceded in death by Sister; Gladys Anita Hayes and Two Brothers; William Andy Bain and Buddy Otis Bain.

Mr. Bain started working working construction at 18 years old. He was a member of the Laborers International Union of North American Local Chapter #386 for 45 years. He retired from the Gallatin Steam Plant in October of 2015. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Bain was a member of the First Baptist Church, Alexandria and attended the Hickman Baptist Church.

Mr. Bain is survived by two Children; Billy Joe (Juli) Bain of Beech Grove, TN, and Christopher Lee (Amanda) Bain of Alexandria, TN. Two Grandchildren; Wyatt Christopher Bain and Jayden Daniel Bain. Five Step-grandchildren; Kenneth Morton, Jr, Richard Dietz, Sean McSwain, Connor McSwain, and Ashley Totherow. Three step great-grandchildren; Jed, Avery, and Addelyn. Two Sisters; Jean (Richard) Hackett of Gordonsville, TN, and Francis Jordan of Mt. Juliet, TN. Mother of his children; Leona Jane Bain of Sykes, TN.

Funeral Services for Mr. Bain are scheduled to be conducted from the Avant Funeral Home on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1PM with Bro. Richard Hackett officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be at the Avant Funeral Home on Friday from 1PM until 8PM and on Saturday from 10AM until service time at 1PM.

Mrs. Dwin Wright

Mrs. Dwin Wright

Mrs. Dwin Wright, age 78, of Rome, died Wednesday morning, February 5, 2020, at her home.

She is survived by: husband, Wayne Wright; daughter, Pam Wright Knight and husband Jimmy of Donelson; grandson, Blake Hunter; brother, Terry Kemp and wife Denise of Buffalo.

Mrs. Wright is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Graveside Service and Interment will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, February 8 at Smith County Memorial Gardens at 3:00 PM.    Bro. Jeff Burton will officiate.

Serving as pallbearers are: David Painter, Ricky Sircy, James Boyd Norris, Randy Norris, Charles Kemp, Victor Wayne Mundy.

Visitation will be on Saturday only at the Carthage Chapel from noon until leaving for the cemetery at 2:45 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the American Parkinsons Disease Association.

Mrs. Lettie Ann Smith

Mrs. Lettie Ann Smith

Mrs. Lettie Ann Smith, age 77, of Carthage died Tuesday morning, February 4, 2020, at Quality Care in Lebanon.

She is survived by: daughter, Angela Smith Brown and husband Jerry of Lebanon.

Mrs. Smith is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Saturday morning, February 8, at 11:00 AM.  Pastor Larry Bowers, Pastor Johnny Grimes and Pastor Preston Carter will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation on Friday from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

Mr. Bill Tyree

Mr. Bill Tyree

Mr. Bill Tyree, age 81, of Tanglewood, died Sunday evening, February 2, 2020, at his home.

He is survived by: wife, Linda Tyree; son, Mark Tyree of the Watervale Community; 2 grandsons, Cody Tyree of Tanglewood, Jon Tyree and wife Samantha of Lebanon; 2 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Tyree is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, February 5, at 1:00 PM.  Eld. James “PeeWee” Massey and Bro. Charles Knight will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers are:  Cody Tyree, Jon Tyree, Moose Tyree, Robert Spike, Tony Fluallen, Elon Wilkerson.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the South Carthage Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Mary Petty Massey

Mrs. Mary Petty Massey

Mrs. Mary Petty Massey, age 86, of Defeated Creek, died Saturday afternoon, February 1, 2020, at Riverview Regional in Carthage.

She is survived by: daughter, Stephanie Massey Johnson and husband Steve of Tanglewood; 2 grandchildren, Lauren Johnson of Cookeville and Adam Johnson of Cookeville.

Mrs. Massey is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, February 4, at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Jimmy Gregory and Bro. Tim Miles will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Serving as pallbearers are: Steve Williams, Ed Massey, Dewey Wayne Lankford, Jason Martin, Mark Eller, Tim Eller.

Visitation will begin on Monday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Peyton Creek Baptist Church or Tennessee Baptist Childrens Home.

Mr. George Highers

Mr. George Highers

Mr. George Highers, age 74, of Gallatin,and a Dixon Springs native, died Friday afternoon, January 31, 2020, at Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation.

He is survived by: sister, Barbara Highers Hackett of Green Hills; brother, Billy Highers of Hermitage; companion, Barbara Jean Anderson of Gallatin; 2 grandsons, Brett and Kyle Storey.

Mr. Highers is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Tuesday morning, February 4, at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Monica Mowdy will officiate.  Interment with Full Military Honors in the Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are: Bart Highers, David Hackett, Kevin Highers, Jeff Highers, Leigh Ann Mann, Chris Hackett, Kim Hackett, Denna Wooten, Stephea Webb.

Visitation will begin on Monday evening from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

The family has requested memorials to Alzheimers Tennessee.

Mr. Willie D. Tisdale

Mr. Willie D. Tisdale

Mr. Willie D. Tisdale, age 87 of Hickman, TN, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

Mr. Tisdale was born September 18, 1932, a son of the late Molton Joseph Tisdale and Mary Rachel Pullum Tisdale. He was also preceded in death by Step-Son; Anthony Franklin on December 2, 2014 and Siblings; Hazel Belle McDowell, Hershel Tisdale, Ernest Tisdale, Floyd Tisdale, Ethel Williams, and Johnny Wilson Tisdale.

Mr. Tisdale married Peggy Ann Woodard on April 10, 1975. He retired from TRW after working for 34 years. Mr. Tisdale was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Carthage, TN.

Mr. Tisdale is survived by Wife; Peggy Woodard Tisdale of Hickman, TN. Son; Gary (Norma) Tisdale of Lancaster, TN. Step-Sons; Bernie Franklin and Scotty Franklin. Adopted Son; Darren Franklin. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sister; Eva Mullican of Detroit, MI. Brothers; Lloyd Tisdale of Smithville, TN, and Bobby (Pannie) Tisdale of Gordonsville, TN.

Funeral Services for Mr. Tisdale are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes at 2PM on Sunday, February 2, 2020 with Bro. Frank Bratcher and Bro. Jeff Burton officiating. Interment will follow in the Sircy Cemetery in Jackson County.

Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 4PM until service time at 8PM and on Sunday after 11AM until service time at 2PM.

Mr. Scott Maier

Mr. Scott Maier

Mr. Scott Maier, age 41, of the Lock Seven Community, died Monday afternoon, January 27, 2020, at his home.

He is survived by: mother and step-father, Mary and Bill Jones of Lock Seven; father, Bruce Maier and wife Sally of Fort Dodge, Iowa; 2 sisters, Angela Alwardt and husband Lyle of Lewisburg, Christin Maier of Lock Seven; brother, Mike Maier and wife Sarah of Lock Seven; daughter, Ashley Daniels of Portsmouth, Virginia; 2 grandchildren, Mason and Olivia.

A Memorial Service will be conducted for Mr. Maier on Saturday evening, February 1, at the Rome Church of Christ at 5:00 PM. Stan Stevenson and Donnie Vick will officiate.

Visitation will begin at 3:00 PM at the church and continue until service time at 5:00 PM.

Friends request donations to assist with expenses.

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