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Mrs. Jewel D. Woodard

Mrs. Jewel D. Woodard

Mrs. Jewel D. Woodard, age 73 of Popes Hill, died Sunday morning, July 24 at Tri. Star Summit Medical Center. She is survived by: sons, Sammy Ronald Woodard of Portland, William “Billy” Woodard of Popes Hill, Jamie Allen Woodard of Popes Hill; brother, Roy Allen Wilkerson and wife Louann of Grant; sisters, Carolyn Naomi Strickland and Kenny Fisher of Popes Hill, Wanda Dean Woodard and husband Russell of Hiwassee; 2 grandchildren, Devon Woodard and Randon Woodard both of Portland; 2 great-grandchildren, Addie Woodard and Colton Woodard.

Mrs. Woodard is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, July 27 at 1:00 PM. Bro. Billy Smith and Bro. Michael Christian will officiate. Interment in the Ridgewood Cemetery in Carthage. Serving as pallbearers are: Randy Silcox, Jason Silcox, Russell Woodard Jr. Casey Woodard, Devon Woodard, Randon Woodard.

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

Mrs. Katherine Shores

Mrs. Katherine Shores

Mrs. Katherine Shores, age 80 of Carthage, died Wednesday afternoon, July 20 at Smith County Health and Rehab. Mrs. Shores is survived by: children, Malinda Speck and husband Scott of South Carthage, Stephen Shores of Murfreesboro; siblings, Wayne Watson and wife Glynda of Bell Buckle, Gayland Watson of Woodbury, Carey Watson and wife Lorie of Liberty; 2 grandsons, Kyle Speck and wife Bethany of Lebanon, Kevin Speck and wife Blair of Lebanon; 4 great-grandchildren, Nolen Speck, Nathan Speck, Hensley Speck, Landrie Speck.

The Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home conducted Mrs. Shores services on Saturday afternoon, July 30 at 1:00 PM. Eld. Anthony Dixon will officiate. Entombment in the Roseland Cemetery in Murfreesboro at 3:00 PM.

Mr. Bob Herkness

Mr. Bob Herkness, age 78 of Sykes, died Thursday morning, July 21 at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by daughter, Kris Swartzentrover of Sykes.

Mr. Herkness will be cremated at Cumberland Family service. No formal services are planned at this time.

Ms. Patty Schmidt

Ms. Patty Schmidt

Ms. Patty Schmidt, age 67 of Brush Creek, died Wednesday morning, July 20 at her home. She is survived by: daughter, Crystel Barnes and husband Donald of Lebanon; son, Floyd Thaxton Jr. and wife April of Alexandria; 3 brothers, Ricky Barnes and wife Violet of Lebanon, Gene Barnes and wife Cindy of Hickman, Charles Barnes and wife Dianne of Turkey Creek; daughter-in-law, Colleen Berencsi of Lee, NH; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

Ms. Schmidt is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, July 22 at 1:00 PM. Bro. David Thaxton will officiate.

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

Mrs. Jessica Scott

Mrs. Jessica Scott

Mrs. Jessica Scott, age 41 of Lebanon, died Sunday morning, July 17 at Smith County Health and Rehab. She is survived by: husband, Richard Scott; mother, Sherrie Cook of Boyne City, MI; father, John Lynch of Clarksburg, 3 children, Maya Johnson and Aaron Chow of Meridianville, Alabama, Ian Knuff of Palm Coast, FL, P.F.C. Rylan Knuff of Fort Drum, NY; 3 sisters, Mindy Lynch of Boyne City, MI, Cindy Shotmiller and husband Devin of Boyne City, MI, Ashley Lynch of Clarksburg, WV; 1 grandchild, Katelynn Lee Chow.

Mrs. Scott will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services. No formal service is planned at this time.

Ms. Catherine Byrne

Ms. Catherine Byrne

Ms. Catherine Byrne, age 27 of Brooklyn, New York died Saturday July 16. She is survived by: father and step-mother, Kevin Byrne and Cherie Felos of Sullivans Bend; mother and step-father, Kelley and Will Richter of Charleston, SC; 2 brothers, Collin Byrne of Columbia, SC, Cameron Byrne of Gallatin; 3 step-sisters, Manon Williams-Felos and husband Ritchie of Nephi, Utah, Alyssa Saunders and husband Nathan of Johnson City, TN, Eliza Felos of Tainan, Taiwan; 2 step-brothers, William Felos of Orem, Utah, Anthony Felos of Bowling Green, Ohio.

A Memorial Service will be conducted for Ms. Byrne on Saturday afternoon, July 30 at 3:00 PM at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation on Saturday only from 2:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM.

Temple Marie Gwaltney Craighead

Temple Marie
Gwaltney Craighead

Temple Marie Gwaltney Craighead, age 92 born in Hickman, TN March 10, 1930, died at home of natural causes on July 17, 2022. She was preceded in death by parents, Temple Gwaltney and Iva Rowland, foster parents Benton and Thelma Gwaltney, stepbrother Cordell Lawrence, and husband Rev Billy Craighead.
Marie is survived by son Philip Craighead (Darlene) of Lebanon, TN, daughter Phyllis Craighead of Mt. Juliet, TN, grandson Zachary Temple Craighead (Melissa) of Lebanon, TN, granddaughter Carissa Stone of Cookeville, TN, great grandchildren Madison, Miles, Lyla Mae, and Wade Craighead of Lebanon, TN Xavier Wheeler of Cookeville, TN, foreign exchange student children Dr. Ad Jooren of the Netherlands, Chiyo (Makoto) Shibata Tokiwa of Japan, foreign exchange student grandchildren Marina and Luna of Japan.

Marie graduated from Gordonsville, High School, attended Martin Methodist College, Peabody College and Belmont University. She taught kindergarten and was Director at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lebanon, TN. Later she enjoyed working with older adults in Clarksville, McKendree, Pulaski and Nashville. Together with Billy, a retired United Methodist minister, Marie served churches throughout Middle Tn. She was a member of the Wesleyan Service Guild and United Methodist Women’s Group. She taught Sunday School and was a member of the choir in churches where Billy was Pastor.

Marie loved life and enjoyed traveling the US and the world with tour groups, friends, family and her husband. In her later years Marie continued to bring joy and love in her life and the lives of those around her. Marie was a fierce competitor and loved gathering around the canasta table with her family and friends for food and fellowship. Her final week was spent with her card playing friends.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Martin Methodist College c/o Billy and Marie Craighead Scholarship Fund, 433 West Madison St. Pulaski, TN 38478 or Lebanon First United Methodist Church 415 West Main St., Lebanon, TN 37087 or Union Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery Fund c/o Bass Funeral PO Box 248 Gordonsville, TN 38563.

Honorary Pall Bearers: Methodist Ministries of Spouses of TN Conference, Gordonsville High School class of 1948, and Buford Winfrey. Pall Bearers: Randy Lowry, Zack Craighead, Carissa Stone, Philip Clemmons, Robert Lee Smith, and Mike Chandler.
Visitation Wednesday July 20, 4 – 7 pm; Funeral Thursday July 21, service at 1 pm with visitation from 11– 1 pm at First United Methodist Church, Lebanon TN

Mrs. Mary Bane

Mrs. Mary Bane

Mrs. Mary Bane, age 92 of Elmwood and formerly of South Carthage, died Sunday morning, July 17 at her home. She is survived by: husband of 75 years, Willie B. Bane; children, Charles Bane of Bradford Hill, Richard Bane and wife Nola of Smithville, Linda Bane McKinney of Carthage, Larry Bane and wife Debbie of South Carthage, Tommy Bane and wife Debra of Watervale, Ronnie Bane and wife Gena of Elmwood; sister, Ethel Simpson of Madison, AL; 21 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bane is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Thursday morning, July 21 at 11:00 AM. Bro. Roger Grisham will officiate. Interment in the Prosperity Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are: Seth McKinndy, Todd McKinney, Tommy Lee Bane, Casey Bane, Austin Bane, Ronnie Bane.

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

Cash Filson

Cash Filson, new born son of Coty and Emily Filson of Grant, died Wednesday afternoon, July 13 at Riverview Regional in Carthage. In addition to his parents, Cash is survived by: paternal grandparents, Alvin and Marquita Filson of Watertown, Paula and Jim Davis of Florida; maternal grandparents, Angela and Scott Means of Lebanon, Dale Johnson of Mt. Juliet; paternal great grandparents, Morris and Heather Filson of Joelton; maternal great grandparents, Savilla Clifton of Hermitage, Jo Nell Johnson of Madisonville, KY.

Cash will be cremated at Cumberland Family services. No formal services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Lutherene Shoemake Chaffin

Mrs. Lutherene Shoemake Chaffin

Mrs. Lutherene Shoemake Chaffin, age 72, of Gordonsville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 11:37AM at TriStar Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, TN.

Mrs. Chaffin was born October 12, 1949 in Carthage, TN, a daughter of the late Luther Shoemake and Vernie Lorene Bennett Shoemake. She married Carroll W. “Pete” Chaffin on August 31, 1968 in Chestnut Mound, TN, and he preceded her in death on March 23, 2005 after 36 years. Mrs. Chaffin was also preceded in death by Brother; Wesley Shoemake, Sister-in-Law; Sue Bogle Shoemake, Brother-in-Law; Glenn Murphy, Father-in-Law; Thurman Charlie Chaffin, Mother-in-Law; Dorothy Smith Chaffin, Brother-in-Law; Terry Chaffin and Sister-in-Law; Brenda Scarlett.

Mrs. Chaffin was a member of the Grant Missionary Baptist Church. She worked at Texas Boot Company for 18 years until it closed. After Texas Boot, she worked for Dura Manufacturing until she retired in 2008 when the plant closed. She was a 1967 graduate of Gordonsville High School.

Mrs. Chaffin is survived by Son; Charlie (Martha Williams) Chaffin of Gordonsville, TN. Sisters; Kathy Murphy of Carthage, TN, and Lois (Ricky) Murphy of Gordonsville, TN. Sister-in-Law; Sally Fox Chaffin of Chestnut Mound, TN. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and very special friends; Tammy Gentry Heady of Chestnut Mound, TN.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Chaffin are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday, July 15, 2022 at 1PM with Eld. Chris White and Eld. James T. Gibbs 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 11AM until service time at 1PM.

Mrs. Majorie Murphy Holland

Mrs. Majorie Murphy Holland

Mrs. Majorie Murphy Holland, age 83 of the Smith Bend Community, died Friday evening, July 8 at St. Thomas West in Nashville. Mrs. Holland is survived by: 2 children, Debbie Johnson and husband Bruce of Lebanon, Craig Murphy and Tina of Haydenburg Ridge; grandchildren, Jason Murphy of Gainesboro, Justin Murphy and wife Leanne of Gainesboro, Hannah Johnson Porterfield and husband David of Lebanon, Aaron Johnson and Haden of Lebanon, Jonathan Smith of Haydenburg Ridge; 8 great-grandchildren, Taylor McCormick, Jaycee Porterfield, Ella Johnson, Gavin Murphy, Bella Murphy, Lincoln Porterfield, Eden Porterfield, Haddie Johnson.

The Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Kempville handled her services that were conducted on Monday morning, July 11 at 11:00 AM. Edward Anderson and Larry Cole officiated. Interment followed in the Witcher Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are: Tim Agee, Stan Agee, Travis Agee, Wayne Burton, Gene Terry Smith, Scott Huff.

The family has requested memorials to the Witcher Cemetery Mowing Fund.

Mr. Jamie Lee Smotherman

Mr. Jamie Lee Smotherman

Mr. Jamie Lee Smotherman, age 48, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022.

He was preceded in death by parents Joe and Toye Smotherman and brother James Michael Smotherman.

He is survived by siblings Mary Ruth,Bill Bates (Carthage) Joe Smotherman (Hohenwald) Joy, Larry Baker (New Middleton) Diane, Roy McClanahan (Carthage) Sonya, Jackie Mungle (Riddleton) Amy, Micheal Clayborne (Carthage). Children Morgan Smotherman (Gainesboro) Hailey Smotherman (Gainesboro).

Celebration of life for Jamie will held Sunday July 10 at 2pm at the Chamber of Commerce, 939 Upper Ferry Road, Carthage TN.

Ms. Mairon Reasonover Winfree

Ms. Mairon Reasonover Winfree

Ms. Mairon Reasonover Winfree, age 90, of Watertown, TN, passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Ms. Winfree was born March 10, 1932 in Sykes, TN, a daughter of the late James Ernest Reasonover and Ruth Lee Kyle Reasonover. She was also preceded in death by Brother; James Robert Reasonover. Ms. Winfree was a 1950 graduate of Gordonsville High School and worked for several years at RobertShaw in Lebanon, TN.

Ms. Winfree is survived by Son; Brice Lee (Lynn) Winfee. Daughter; Freda Lynn (Chester) Jordan and Sondra Louise Winfree Dowdy. Grandchildren; Brice Lee (Alison) Winfree, Jr., Jessica Carol Sullivan, Lisa Ann (David) Lagrange, April Dawn Dickens Bradley, Kristy (Jerry) Rizvi and Victoria Dowdy. Great-grandchildren; Logan Winfree, Gavin Winfree, Grace (Nicholas) Winslow, Amber Lagrange, Elaina Sullivan, Javed Rizvi and Cameron Rizvi. Three great-great granddaughters. Sister-in-Law; Jean Reasonover. Nephews; James Larry Reasonover and Robert Johnathan Reasonover.

Funeral Services for Ms. Winfree are scheduled to be conducted from the Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria, TN, on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 11AM with Roger McCann officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Hill Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be at the Avant Funeral Home on Friday from 2PM until 8PM and on Saturday after 10AM until service time at 11AM.

The family requests memorials be made to Union Hill Cemetery or the Watertown Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Barbara Grisham

Mrs. Barbara Grisham

Mrs. Barbara Grisham, age 78 of Elmwood, died Wednesday evening, July 6 at Vanderbilt Wilson in Lebanon. She is survived by: daughter, Rebecca Grisham Fontana and husband Joseph of Sullivans Bend; 2 sons, Paul Grisham and wife Julia of Clarksville, IN and Joel Grisham of Louisville, KY; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Grisham is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Saturday morning, July 9 at 11:00 AM. Bro. Jackie Dillehay will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Larry Grisham, Kenneth Manning, Roger Grisham, Corey Williams, Chris White, Joe Skelton.

Visitation will begin on Friday afternoon from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

Mr. James Duke

Mr. James Duke

Mr. James Duke, age 86 of Hartsville, died Tuesday, July 5 at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by: 2 children, Karen Coggins of West Point, MS and Rebecca Plunkett of Mathiston, MS; 4 grandchildren; caregiver, Kathy Davis of Dixon Springs.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Grace Baptist Church in Hartsville on Friday morning, July 8 at 11:00 AM. Pastor Donny Martin will officiate. Interment in the Dixon Springs Cemetery. Church members will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation on Friday only at Grace Baptist Church from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.