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Mrs. Vivian Sloan Jones

Mrs. Vivian Sloan Jones

Mrs. Vivian Sloan Jones, age 65 of Russell Hill, died Sunday morning, January 3 at her home. She is survived by: husband, Anthony Jones; son, Shayne Jones and wife Teresa of Tanglewood; grandson, Tyler Jones; sister, Evelyn Whitaker of Lafayette; father-in-law & mother-in-law, Eld. Charles and Joyce Taylor Jones of Russell Hill.

Mrs. Jones is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Wednesday morning, January 6 at 11:00 AM. Eld. Scott Rigsby and Eld. Gerald Ragland will officiate. Interment in the Pleasant Shade Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are: Phillip Hesson, Joe Hiett, Jerome Donoho, Mike Sloan, Mark Sloan, Paul Sloan.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

The family has requested memorials to the Pleasant Shade Cemetery Mowing Fund.

Because of the increased number of cases of coronavirus in Smith County, food will not be accepted at the funeral home.

Mrs. Frances Massey

Mrs. Frances Massey

Mrs. Frances Massey, age 92 of Elmwood, TN, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021.

Mrs. Massey was born August 5, 1928 in Temperance Hall, TN, a daughter of the late Schyler Malone and Willie Edna Taylor Malone. She was also preceded in death by Sister; Sadie Webster and Brother; James Charlie Malone. She married Kenneth Massey on May 31, 1963. They attended the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Elmwood.

Mrs. Massey is survived by Husband of 57 years, Kenneth Massey of Elmwood, TN. Son; Alan (Elaine) Massey of Carthage, TN. Grandson; Russell Massey of Dixon Springs, TN. Great-grandsons; Alex Massey and Caleb Massey. Niece; Janice Winfree. Nephew; Wayne Malone. Sisters-in-law; Joyce Dillard of Gordonsville, TN, and Sue White of Elmwood, TN. Caretakers; Jean Huddleston, Barbara Climer, and Sherry Perry.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Massey are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 2PM with Eld. Ricky Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday from 11AM until service time at 2PM.

Mrs. Marilyn Eddington

Mrs. Marilyn Eddington

Mrs. Marilyn Eddington, age 82 of Brush Creek, TN, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

Mrs. Eddington was born March 3, 1938 in Ontario, Canada, a daughter of the late Cyriel VandeCaveye and Elda McKenzie VandeCaveye. She married Bobby Gene Eddington, Sr. on September 3, 1954 and he preceded her in death on October 13, 2015. She was also preceded in death by Son; Bobby Gene Eddington, Jr., and Siblings; Charles VandeCaveye, Michael VandeCaveye, and Larry VandeCaveye, and Sisters; Marguerite Kadman and Margery Dupuis.

Mrs. Eddington was a member of the Brush Creek Baptist Church. She and her husband, Bobby, ran the Bo-Mar Country Store in Brush Creek, TN. She was also a member of the Alexandria-Liberty Order of the Eastern Star. She loved her family.

Mrs. Eddington is survived by Children; Debi (Jerry) Slagle of Brush Creek, TN, David (Mary) Eddington of Brush Creek, TN, and Gary A. Eddington of Union City, CA, and his daughter; Elizabeth Eddington. Thirteen grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. Brother; Victor VandeCaveye

Funeral Services for Mrs. Eddington are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 1PM with Larry Hall officiating. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the Eddington Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday from 3PM until 8PM and on Sunday from 11AM until service time at 1PM.

The Family requests masks be worn and social distancing guidelines be observed while visiting the funeral home.

Mrs. Nellie Price

Mrs. Nellie Price, age 89 of Carthage, died Thursday morning, December 31 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. She is survived by: husband, Clifford Price; daughter, Anna Lorene O’Patchen of Carthage; grandson, Roy Garcia and wife Lynna of Pleasant Shade; 3 great-grandchildren, Tim Garcia and wife Summer of Hartsville, Tonya Garcia and fiance’ Stephen Devore of Lebanon, Roy Garcia Jr of Florida; 1 great-great-grandchild, Emery Miles Davis.

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

Mr. Donald Terry Johnson

Mr. Donald Terry Johnson

Mr. Donald Terry Johnson, age 73 of Gordonsville, TN, and a native of the Willette Community of Macon County, TN, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020.

Mr. Johnson was born September 13, 1947 in Macon County, TN, a son of the late Milus Johnson and Elaine Thomas Johnson. He was also preceded in death by Brother; Harold Johnson and Sister; Becky Johnson Anderson.

He married Janice Sue Huff on December 1, 1989. He was a graduate of Red Boiling High School. Mr. Johnson was a member of the New Middleton Baptist Church. He was saved at the Hickman Baptist Church. He worked for Clark Lumber Company in Gordonsville and later for Bonnell Aluminum until his sickness caused him to retire.

Mr. Johnson is survived by Wife of 31 years; Jan Johnson of Gordonsville, TN. Step-Children; Michelle and Danny Bly of Murfreesboro, TN, Christy Potts of Gordonsville, TN, Susan Boyd of Carthage, TN, John and Heather Potts of Gordonsville, TN, and Joshua Potts of Gordonsville, TN. Eleven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survived.

Graveside Services and Interment for Mr. Johnson are scheduled to be conducted on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 2PM at the Thomas Cemetery in Willette, TN, with Mark West officiating.

The family will gather at the cemetery just prior to the 2PM graveside service.

Mr. Jim Matoy

Mr. Jim Matoy age 52 of Bagdad, died Friday, December 25 at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by: spouse, Sonya Albritton and her children, Jacob Butler, Brenden Thrower, Dacey Thrower; children, Dylan and wife Leslie of Madisonville, Sam Matoy of Plantation, Florida, Silas Matoy of Plantation, Florida, Katherine Matoy of Plantation, Florida; mother, Essie Matoy of Tellico Plains; siblings, Dillard Matoy and wife Debbie of Sweetwater, Emma Hamby and husband Arlin of Tellico Plains, Randal Matoy and wife Holly of Sweetwater, Judy Matoy of South Carolina, Rex Matoy of South Carolina; 3 grandchildren, Mason, Avery, Jaxon.

Mr. Matoy will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services and a Memorial Services will be conducted at a later date.

Mrs. Yvonne Bean

Mrs. Yvonne Bean

Mrs. Yvonne Bean, age 78 of Grant died Friday morning, December 25 at Smith County Health Care. She is survived by: husband, Daniel Bean; children, Danny “Michael” Bean and wife Julie of Grant, Darrel Monte Bean and wife Annette of Barbers Hill, Texas, Dana Harvey and husband Brett of Watertown; brothers, Thomas Carrell and wife Elaine of Oklahoma, Aubrey Carrell and wife Cindy of Buna, Texas; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bean is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. She will be forwarded to Highlands, Texas for Services and Interment.

Mr. Fillmore Woodard

Mr. Fillmore Woodard

Mr. Fillmore Woodard of the Funns Branch Community died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday morning at the Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Lebanon where he had made his home since June 22, 2016. Mr. Woodard was 89.

Funeral services from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home will be conducted Monday afternoon December 28th at 1 p.m. with Bro. Frank Bratcher officiating. Burial followed beside his brother Whitey Woodard in the Gene Butler Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are: Jeffrey Woodard, Chad Woodard, Chris Woodard, Chase Woodard, Carl Gilbert, Jeff Woodard, Ethan Woodard, Matthew Woodard.
The youngest of seven children born to the late Lemuel Bates Woodard who died at the age of 71 on November 8, 1964 and May Belle Sircy Woodard who died at the age of 57 on April 18, 1954, he was born James Fillmore Woodard in the Funns Branch Community of Jackson County on March 19, 1931.

The four sisters preceding him in death were, Kathleen “Dean” Woodard Duke who died on January 13, 1995 at the age of 75, Golden Cleo Woodard Campbell Hines who died on July 1, 2002 at the age of 87, Eva Avo Woodard Sircy who died on September 9, 2006 at the age of 89; Minnie Belle Woodard who died on July 29, 2011 at the age of 89; two brothers, W. G. Woodard who died December 14, 2005 at the age of 81 and Edgar Lee “Whitey” Woodard who died March 9, 2009 also at the age of 81.
A son, Tony Mikell Woodard, preceded Mr. Woodard in death at the age of 57 on April 27, 2016.
He was also preceded in death by the mother of their children, Nellie Pearl Givens Woodard Carver who died at the age of 77 on August 16, 2013.

Mr. Woodard was a member of the former Ensors Chapel United Methodist Church in the Funns Branch Community.
Most of his life he was engaged in farming but he also worked for a period of time at the Texas Boot Co. in Lebanon.
Surviving are his two children, Dianne Woodard Gilbert and husband Carl of Smithville, James F. Woodard Jr. and wife Edna of Hartsville; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Woodard and wife Amanda, Chad Woodard and wife Tracey, Chris Woodard, Cassandra Woodard; step-son, Carl David Gilbert and wife Cecelia of Smithville, step-grandson, Sonny D. Gilbert; five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation at the Hackett Chapel on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM and on Monday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Mr. Philip Addison Gibbs

Mr. Philip Addison Gibbs

Mr. Phillip Addison Gibbs age 33 of Greenbrier, TN passed away Wednesday December 23, 2020.

Born November 1, 1987 in Gallatin, TN, Mr. Gibbs was a son of William “Terry” Gibbs and the late Carolyn Ann Sprinkle Gibbs. He was a 2005 graduate of Beech High School where he was an all-state football player.

Mr. Gibbs is survived by his father: William “Terry” Gibbs of Greenbrier, TN: aunts and uncles: Delanie Reed, Ken and Debbie Gibbs, Jimmy and Laura Gibbs and Eric and Betty Gibbs and several cousins.

Mr. Gibbs is at the Carthage, TN Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday December 27, 2020 at 4PM at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet, TN with Frank Kirby officiating.

Visitation with the Gibbs family will be at Bond Memorial Chapel in Mt. Juliet, TN on Sunday December 27, 2020 from 2PM until 4PM
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Graveside services and interment will be conducted on Monday December 28, 2020 at 1PM at the Smith County Memorial Gardens in Carthage, TN with Elder Chris White officiating, there will be no visitation at the funeral home prior to the graveside service on Monday December 28, 2020.

Mr. Mike “Road” Ruis

Mr. Mike “Road” Ruis

Mr. Mike “Road” Ruis, age 66 of Carthage and formerly of Lebanon, died Monday afternoon, December 21 at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by: wife Shirley Ruis; brothers, Billy Ruis and wife Donna of LaVergne; Bobby Ruis and wife Joyce of Lake Wales, Florida; nieces and nephews.

Mr. Ruis is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. He will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services. A Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date.

Mrs. Jo Doris Baker Washer

Mrs. Jo Doris Baker Washer

Mrs. Jo Doris Baker Washer, age 89, of Brush Creek, TN, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

Mrs. Washer was born February 1, 1931 in Brush Creek, TN, a daughter of the late Joe Lewis Baker and Allie Kyle Baker. She married Buil James Washer on December 23, 1948 and he preceded her in death on November 4, 2000. She was also preceded in death by Son-in-Law; Billy Walker.

Mrs. Washer was a 1949 graduate of Gordonsville High School. She worked at the Alexandria Shirt Factory for a short period. Mrs. Washer was a member of the Brush Creek Baptist Church. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She will be remembered as always being kind and having a smile.

Mrs. Washer is survived by Daughter; LaVonne Walker of Watertown, TN. Grandchildren; Julie (Kent) Beasley of Watertown, TN, Jill (Tim) Chappell of Watertown, TN, and Cindy (Kelsey) Evert of Watertown, TN. Great-grandchildren; Brady Chappell, Lola Klaire Chappell, Jack Walker Beasley, Ben Thomas Beasley, James William Evert, and Camille Evert. Sister; Linda (Wayne) Greene of Mt. Juliet, TN, and Brother; Jerry Baker of Brush Creek, TN.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Washer are scheduled to be conducted on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 2PM at the First Baptist Church, Alexandria with Bro. Billie Friel officiating. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be at the First Baptist Church, Alexandria on Tuesday from 10AM until service time at 2PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Billy Walker Memorial Fund at First Baptist Church, Alexandria.

Mr. Roy Hicks

Mr. Roy Hicks

Mr. Roy Hicks, age 80, of the Tanglewood Community, died Sunday evening, December 20 at Front Porch Senior Living in Sumner County. He is survived by: son, Michael Hicks and wife Janice of Tanglewood; sister, Mary( Frances) McGuire of Highland; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Hicks is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, December 23 at 1:00 PM. Edward Anderson will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Michael Hicks, Trevor Murphy, Jerry Hicks, Chris Hicks, Randy Sanders, Carl (Butch) Rich.

Visitation will begin on Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM and on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

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Mr. Eddie Lawrence

Mr. Eddie Lawrence

Mr. Eddie Lawrence, age 88, of Alexandria, TN, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020.

Mr. Lawrence was born June 22, 1932 in Sykes, TN, a son of the late Millard S. Lawrence and Lula Kyle Lawrence. He married Loni Faye Parkerson Lawrence on December 23, 1960 and she preceded him in death in January of 2004 after 44 years of marriage union that produced four children. He was also preceded in death by second wife, Mary E. Lawrence. Eddie was a 1950 graduate of Gordonsville High School. He worked for 32 years at DTC until his retirement. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Mr. Lawrence was an avid farmer.

Mr. Lawrence is survived by four children; Pam (Joe) Lipari of Flower Mound, TX, Donna (David) Phillips of Alexandria, TN, Jerry Lawrence of Alexandria, TN, and Charlie (Tracy) Lawrence of Alexandria, TN. Grandchildren; Kristen Lawrence, Emily Lipari, J.P. Lipari, Caitlyn Lawrence, and Rebecca Lawrence. Wife; Lucy Lawrence.

Funeral Services for Mr. Lawrence are scheduled to be conducted on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 1PM at Avant Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be at Avant Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2PM until 7PM and on Wednesday after 11AM until service time at 1PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the New Hope Cemetery, Northside Fund.

Ms. Laura Bates

Ms. Laura Bates

Ms. Laura Bates, age 54, of Hiwassie, died Saturday morning, December 19 at Merci Home in Davidson County. She is survived by: caretaker, Nancy Fisher of Hiwassie; 1 brother; 1 sister.

Ms. Bates is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Graveside Service and interment will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, December 23 at 1:00 PM at Fisher Cemetery in the Hiwassie Community. Bro. Scott Nesbitt will officiate.

Visitation at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until leaving for the cemetery at 12:20 PM.

MASKS REQUIRED

Mr. Barry Henry Hogg

Mr. Barry Henry Hogg, age 58 of Hickman, TN passed away Thursday December 17, 2020.

Mr. Hogg was born in Carthage, TN on May 16, 1962, a son of the late Homer Thornton Hogg Sr. and Margaret Ann Hogan Hogg. He was also preceded in death by a brother Homer Thornton Hogg Jr. He was a graduate of the 1981 class at Gordonsville High School Gordonsville, Tn. He worked as an aid at Cloverbottom and worked at Prospect.

Mr. Hogg is survived by siblings: Sandra (Vinson) Smith of Olive Branch, MS, Mae Barbee of Nashville, TN, Homer (Lisa) Hogg of Lakeland, FL, Clinton Hogg of Murfreesboro, TN, Shelia (Tom) McKay of Murfreesboro, TN, and Lynn (Jimmy) Dawson of Cookeville, TN. A host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; aunts: Ruth Haile of Hickman, TN, Frances Wright of Hartsville, TN, and Callie McFadden of Hartsville, TN; uncles: Bobby Joe (Annie) Hogan of Hendersonville, TN, Vern Hogan of Hickman, TN, and G.W. Hogg of Hartsville, TN.

Mr. Hogg is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. There will be private services held for the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Bass Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses at, Bass Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Gordonsville, TN 38563, or by calling 615-683-8212.

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