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September 2022
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Ms. Mary Carolyn West

Ms. Mary Carolyn West, age 83 of Bagdad, died Monday evening, September 26 at her home.  She is survived by: children, Donnie West of Bagdad, Jerry West and wife Melinda of Difficult, Kristy Massey and husband Paul of Stonewall, Martha West Hale of the Ferguson Hollow; sister-in-law, Gayle Lester of Cookeville; 7 grandchildren, Amanda West and Daniel, Christopher Bogle and wife Katerina, Thomas Bogle and wife McKayla, Brittany Thomas and husband Brody, Taylor McCormick, Morgan McCormick, Weston Hale; 5 great grandchildren, Lee, Max, Lyla, Tyson, Emma.

Ms. West is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Thursday evening, September 29 at 6:00 PM.  Bro. Steve Waller will officiate.  Ms. West will then be cremated at Cumberland Family Services and her cremains will be interred in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens at a later date. 

Visitation will be on Thursday only from 1:00 PM until service time at 6:00 PM.  

Mrs. Lillie Jacqulyn (Jackie) Baker Scudder

Mrs. Lillie Jacqulyn (Jackie) Baker Scudder

Mrs. Lillie Jacqulyn (Jackie) Baker Scudder, age 86 of Grant, TN passed away Saturday September 24, 2022.

Mrs. Scudder was born on December 10, 1935 in New Middleton, TN, she was one of twelve children born to the late Howard Scoba (Scobie) Baker and Janie Ethleen Bilbrey Baker. She was also preceded in death by five siblings: Bobby Ray Baker, Maxine (Fred Donald) Baird, Johnny Howard Baker, Richard Baker and Sally Clayton. She graduated from Gordonsville High School in 1953. She was married to Charles Edward Scudder on December 20, 1952 and he preceded her on March 31, 2019 after being married for over 66 years. She retired from Texas Boot and was a member of New Middleton United Methodist Church and also attended the Grant Missionary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Scudder is survived by children: Vicki (Roger) Lowe of Smyrna, TN, Wendy Scudder of Nashville, TN, Charlcie (Brent) Finley of Lebanon, TN, Charles Edward Scudder Jr. of Grant, TN: grandchildren: Jaime (Aleksei Merkushev) Lowe, Casey (Whitney) Lowe, and Samantha (Austin) Cole, Great-grandchildren: Brayden Lowe and Kylah Lowe. Siblings: Patsy (Joe) Vance of Lebanon, TN, Carolyn (Terry) Nickins of Hendersonville, TN, Nancy Dolphin of Pittsburg, PA, Becky (Joe) Kurtyka of Dover, DE, Jim (Elaine) Baker of Gordonsville, TN and Tom (Cathy) Baker of Atlanta, GA: brother-in-law, Ronnie (Theresa) Scudder of Carthage, TN

Funeral services for Mrs. Scudder are scheduled to be conducted on Wednesday September 28, 2022 at 11AM from the Gordonsville, TN Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes with Bro. Dickie Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Scudder family will be at the Gordonsville, TN Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday September 27, 2022 from 4PM until 8PM and on Wednesday September 28, 2022 after 10AM.

The Scudder family request donations in her memory be made to Avalon Hospice.

Miss Cora Asenath Miller

Miss Cora Asenath Miller

Miss Cora Asenath Miller, age 81, of Carthage, TN passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022.

Cora was born on April 20, 1941 in Harrisburg, PA a daughter of the late Wade Wayne Miller and D. Ethel Wolff Miller. She lived in Florida for several years before moving to Carthage, TN.

Miss Miller has no known survivors. For more information contact Bass Funeral Home, Carthage, TN at 615-735-1212 or Smith Co Mayors office at 615-735-2294.

Mr. Jim Caruthers

Mr. Jim Caruthers

Mr. Jim Caruthers, age 62 of Granville, died Tuesday evening, September 20 at his home.  He is survived by a brother, Charles Caruthers of Jacksonville, NC.  

Mr. Caruthers will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services.  No formal service is planned at this time.  

Mr. Andrew “Woody” Gibbs

Mr. Andrew “Woody” Gibbs

Mr. Andrew “Woody” Gibbs, age 22 of Carthage, died Sunday afternoon, September 18 at Riverview Regional in Carthage.  He is survived by: mother, Valerie Carver and husband Pat of Carthage, father, Andrew Gibbs of Lompoc, California; sister, Nevaeh West of Gordonsville; brothers Jamin Malone and wife Brittany of South Carthage, Benjamin Savage of Brush Creek; daughter, Inessa Rose Gibbs of Nashville; maternal grandmother,, June Ballinger of Carthage, paternal grandmother, Vickey Gibbs of Carthage; 2 nieces, Kaylee Davis, Kimani Malone; nephew, Kannan Malone.  

Mr. Gibbs is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, September 24 at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Jackie Dawson will officiate.  Jamin Malone will present the eulogy.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers are: Elston Gibbs, Jamin Malone, Chris Allen, Caleb Carver, Terrance Gibbs, Garion Gibbs.  

Visitation will be on Saturday only from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  

The family has requested memorials to the Smith County Humane Society.

Mr. Billy James Hudson

Mr. Billy James Hudson

Mr. Billy James Hudson, age 80 of the Kempville Community died Thursday morning, September 15 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.  He is survived by: wife, Frances Dycus Hudson of Kempville; daughter and son-in-law, Lana and Sean Woodcock; grandson, Landen Woodcock; granddaughter, Emma Jane Woodcock all of Sadlers Chapel Community; sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy Halliburton of the Buffalo Community, Judy and Dennis Hackett of the Gladdice Community, Lene and Tommy McKinney of the Tanglewood Community, Keitha and Jim Webb of Carthage; a host of nieces and nephews. 

Mr. Hudson is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Kempville where were conducted on Sunday September 18 at 3:00 PM.  Jack Honeycutt and Rob Whitacre officiated.  Interment was at the Hudson Family Cemetery.

Mr. Rusty Boal

Mr. Rusty Boal

Mr. Rusty Boal, age 36 of Carthage died Wednesday morning, September 14 in a single vehicle accident in Arkansas.  He is survived by: wife, Courtney Boal; son, Jaxson Alexander Boal; maternal grandfather, Don and Jenelle Deck of Gainesboro; 2 sisters, Jessica Boal of Oil City, Pennsylvania, Heather Parramore of Citrinel, Alabama,; brother, Clay Parramore of Ashville, N.C. mother-in-law, Kimberly Parker of Macon, Georgia; father-in-law, David Burch of Macon, Georgia.

Mr. Boal will be cremated in Hope, Arkansas and should arrive here in Carthage on Wednesday.  A Memorial Service will conducted for him in October.  Interment will be in Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Monte Moss Dawson

Mrs. Monte Moss Dawson

Mrs. Monte Moss Dawson, age 86 of Carthage, died Thursday evening, September 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.  She is survived by: 2 sons, Jimmy Dawson and wife Lynn of Cookeville, Jackie Dawson and wife Donna of Riddleton; 5 grandchildren, Rebecca Brown and husband Johnny Ray of Carthage, Matthew Dawson of Nashville, Jesse Dawson of Cookeville, Isabella Smith and husband Brady of Knoxville, Gabriella Dawson of Cookeville; 8 great-grandchildren, Cooper, Parker, Tucker, Tanner, Asher, River, Shepherd, Wilder; sister, Vickie Dillehay and husband Randy of Lafayette; brother, Tommy Moss and wife Jeanette of Riddleton.

Mrs. Dawson is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Monday morning, September 19 at 11:00 AM.  Bro. Jackie Dawson and Bro. Johnny Ray will officiate.  Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.  Serving as pallbearers are: Randy Dawson, Mike Ingram, Parker Brown, Cooper Brown, Matt Dawson, Jesse Dawson, Jared Dillehay. 

Visitation on Monday from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

Mrs. Wynema Shoemake Dickens

Mrs. Wynema Shoemake Dickens

Mrs. Wynema Shoemake Dickens, age 86, of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Mrs. Dickens was born November 29, 1935 in Carthage, TN a daughter of the late John Layton Shoemake and Nellie Grey Bush Shoemake. She married Willie Glenn Dickens on October 29, 1955 and he preceded her in death on January 30, 2004. Mrs. Dickens was also preceded in death by Daughter-in-Law; Sherry Lynn Stewart Dickens on October 5, 2010. She retired as a packer at the Ingram Book Company.

Mrs. Dickens is survived by Three Children; Jimmy (Helen) Dickens of Mt. Juliet, TN, Larry (Melinda) Dickens of Mt. Juliet, TN, and Sammy Dickens of Lebanon, TN. Grandchildren; Jonathon Dickens of Mt. Juliet, TN, Jason (Kelly) Dickens of Canton, OH, Amber Nash of Lebanon, TN, Kristie (Eric) Champion of Orlando, FL, and Layton Dickens of Mt. Juliet, TN. Sisters; Shirley Jean Shoemake of Rome, TN, Wilma (Richard) Moore of Rome, TN, and Edith (Jack) McCullough of Cherokee, TN. Several great-grandchildren also survive along with one great-great grandchild on the way.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Dickens are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 1PM with Eld. James T. Gibbs 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 Sunday from 2PM until 8PM and on Monday after 10AM until service time at 1PM.

Mr. J. C. Henry

Mr. J. C. Henry

Mr. J. C. Henry, age 89 of McClures Bend Community at Defeated, TN passed away Wednesday September 14, 2022 at his home.

Mr. Henry was born on November 8, 1932 in Woodward, Oklahoma a son of the late Austin Alman Henry and Lela June Siles Henry. J.C. worked and retired from American Chain and Gear as a machinist, after retirement he worked part time at Bentley Harris. He was married to Verta Jean Kirby Henry who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by a son Tim A. Henry, grandson Nicholas Henry and eight siblings. He has been a member of Montrose Church of Christ since the the early 1990’s.

Mr. Henry is survived son and daughter-in-law: Gerald and Denise Henry of McClures Bend: grandchildren, Casey (Brian) Trisdale, Geri (Brandon) Bunting, Tim Henry and Amy Henry: great-grandchildren, Xavier Trisdale, Arwin Trisdale, and James Constantine Bunting.

Mr. Henry is at the Carthage, TN Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. There will be a private service held.

Mr. Sammie Ellenburg

Mr. Sammie Ellenburg

Mr. Sammie Ellenburg, age 75 of the Rome community, died Monday evening, September 12 at Vanderbilt-Wilson in Lebanon.  He is survived by: wife, Janie Wright Ellenburg; 2 children, Bo Ellenburg and wife Courtney of the Rome community, Kristi Chastain and husband Lynn of Lebanon; sister, Elaine Ellenburg Craighead of Gulf Shores, Alabama; 4 grandchildren, Savannah Chastain, Katie Scarlett Chastain both of Lebanon, Cade Ellenburg and Betsy Ellenburg both of the Rome community.

A Memorial Service will be conducted on Thursday evening, September 15 at 7:00 PM.  Jody Pritchett will officiate.  Also a Military Tribute will be conducted by American Legion Post # 57.

Mr. Steve (Red) Courington

Mr. Steve (Red) Courington

Mr. Steve (Red) Courington, age 68 of Beasleys Bend, died Tuesday evening, September 13 at his home.  He is survived by: wife, Sue Courington; daughter, Amanda Martinez and husband Roy of Westside, son, Jeremiah Courington and wife Melinda of Onsted, MI, step-children, Lewis Dickerson and wife Otreace of Adrian, MI,Lance Dickerson and wife Jane of Clayton, MI; sister, Julie Warren and husband Milo of Adrian, MI; brothers, Edward Courington and wife Vicki of Adrian, MI, Larry Courington and wife Mary Ann of Adrian, MI, Lynn Courington and wife Robin of Adrian, MI; 10 grandchildren.  

Services for Mr. Courington will be conducted on Friday afternoon, September 16 at 3:00 PM at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 7 Cornerstone Lane in Carthage.  Bro. Ron Ralph will officiate.

Mrs. Teresa Woodard

Mrs. Teresa Woodard

Mrs. Teresa Woodard, age 62 of Pea Ridge, died Tuesday morning, September 13 at Riverview Regional in Carthage.  She is survived by: sons, Dustin Woodard and wife Heather of Lebanon, Derek Woodard of Pea Ridge, Chris Woodard and wife Katelyn of Carthage; 6 grandchildren, Noelle Woodard, Carissa Woodard, Jacen Woodard, Lincoln Woodard, Marilyn Woodard, Colton Woodard; siblings, Karen Reeder and husband Rick of Livingston, Brian Hall and wife Tina of Livingston.

Mrs. Woodard is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral home where her service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, September 16 at 1:00 PM.  Bro. Jackie Dillehay will officiate.  Interment in the Overstreet Cemetery in the Conditt Hollow.  Serving as pallbearers are: Chris Woodard, Dustin Woodard, Derek Woodard, Rick Reeder, Ricky Reeder, Brian Hall;  honorary pallbearers are: Frank Woodard, Jerry Woodard, Gary Woodard, Jordan Hall, Roger Ward, Wade Doney.

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

Mr. J. R. Mayberry

Mr. J. R. Mayberry

Mr. J. R. Mayberry, age 57 of New Middleton died Monday evening, September 12 at his home.  He is survived by: wife, Ann Bellamy; 7 children, Jennifer Hayes of Baxter, Kelsey Palmer and husband Albert of Phoenix, AZ, Katie Garrison and husband Larry of Phoenix, AZ, Kaeven Mayberry of Nashville, Kaylynn Cherchio of Lebanon, Cody Bellamy of Clarksville, Samantha Avera and husband Ryan of Lafayette; 7 siblings, Reba Hines and husband James of Gainesboro, Johnny Mayberry and wife Vickie of Chestnut Mound, Glenda Gail Carter of Carthage, Angela Scott of Gainesboro, Brenda West of Phoenix, Arizona, Sammie Owens and husband Eddie of Gainesboro, April Stafford of Carthage.  

Mr. Mayberry will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services.  A Celebration of Life will be conducted at a later date.  

Ms. Barbara Garrett Dugan

Ms. Barbara Garrett Dugan

Ms. Barbara Garrett Dugan, age 70 of Carthage and formerly of Dixon Springs, died Saturday afternoon, September 10 at her home.  She is survived by: children, Keri Breann Duke and husband Stephen of South Carthage, Chad Patterson of Nashville; grandchildren, Lance Duke and Kalli Woodard; Fur Babies, Shelby and Michonne.

Ms. Dugan will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services.  A Memorial Visitation will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, September 13  from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home.  There will be no formal chapel service.  A private interment will be conducted at Smith County Memorial Gardens at a later date.    

The family has requested memorials to the Smith County Humane Society.