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Mr. E. B. Glover

Mr. E. B. Glover

Mr. E. B. Glover, age 78 of Dixon Springs, died Sunday morning, September 5 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He is survived by: children, Cristy Glover Stumb and husband Paul of Lebanon, Scott Glover and wife Deanna of Hartsville, step-son, Jeremy Vaughn of Lebanon; brother, William Glover and wife Shirley of Brentwood; 8 grandchildren, Skylar Piercey Bane of Riddleton, Trey Geisenhoffer and wife Erin of Mt. Juliet, Christopher Geisenhoffer and wife Elizabeth of Lebanon, Maryanne Stumb McWhirter and husband Terrell of Nashville, Jessica Shirley and husband Adam of Pleasant Shade, Josie Glover and Larry Cripps of Carthage, Alex Glover and Angel Dyer of Pleasant Shade, Marlee Burgess of Hartsville; great-grandchildren, Levi Bane, Luke Bane, Kylie Marie Geisenhoffer, Ava Grace Geisenhoffer, Harrison Gray Geisenhoffer, Raelynn Kyle Geisenhoffer, Anne Blair McWhirter, Emerson Brix Geisenhoffer, Chloe Glover, Micah Shirey, Elias Shirley, Jace Shirey, Ariel Glover, Shane Glover, Riley and Izzy Cripps.

Mr. Glover is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Saturday morning, September 11 at 10:00 AM. Pastor Ryan Bennett will officiate. Interment in the Dixon Springs Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are: Trey Geisenhoffer, Christopher Geisenhoffer, Alex Glover, Scott Glover, Jimmy Smithson, Jeff Glover, Gene Brown, Paul Stumb, Adam Shirey, Jeremy Vaughn; honorary pallbearers, Wayne Taylor, Joe Taylor, Robert Taylor, Mark McCall, E. B.’s cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin on Friday afternoon from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM until service time at 10:00 AM.

The family has asked for memorials to: the ALS Association, the American Cancer Society or the Epilepsy Foundation.

MASKS ARE ENCOURAGED

Mrs. Betty Lancaster Parker

Mrs. Betty Lancaster Parker

Mrs. Betty Lancaster Parker, age 87 of Gordonsville, TN, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021.

Mrs. Betty was born July 17, 1934, a daughter of the late James “Jim” Lancaster and Laura Mason Lancaster. She was also preceded in death by Siblings; J.D. Lancaster and Erleene Lancaster Montgomery. Mrs. Betty was a 1953 graduate of Gordonsville High School. She worked at Bonnell Aluminum for many years until her retirement. She attended Gordonsville Nazarene Church for many years. She will be remembered a wonderful and loving mother and grandmother.

Mrs. Betty is survived by Daughter; Beth (Jon) Thompson of Gordonsville, TN. Grandchildren; Matthew Parker Thompson and Laura Reese Thompson.

Funeral Services are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on September 9, 2021 at 11AM 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 Wednesday from 4PM until 8PM and on Thursday from 10AM until service time at 11AM.

Mrs. Barbara Sue Akers

Mrs. Barbara Sue Akers

Mrs. Barbara Sue Akers, age 63 of Chestnut Mound, TN, passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021.

Mrs. Akers was born March 14, 1958 in Hartsville, TN, a daughter of the late Virgil Louis Neal and Daura Jane Guffey Neal. She was also preceded in death by Sister; Vel Pilon. Mrs. Akers married John Akers, Jr. on June 27, 1974. She was a hardcore Elvis fan. Mrs. Akers was a member of the Gordonsville Church of Christ. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, an extremely good wife, and woman who loved the Lord.

Mrs. Akers is survived by Husband of 47 years; John Akers, Jr., of Chestnut Mound, TN. Two Children; Jennifer Akers of Buffalo Valley, TN, and John C. (Angela) Akers of Pass Christian, MS. Grandchildren; Johnny Burk, Jr, Alexander Akers, Nolan Akers, Grant Akers, and Isabelle Akers. Brother; James Allen (Pat) Neal of Red Boiling Springs, TN. Sisters; Darlene (Dewey) Dyer of Elmwood, TN, and Delores Neal of South Carthage, TN. Aunts; Linda Faye of Michigan and Linda Ann Cunningham of Carthage, TN.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Akers are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 1PM with John Griffin and Christopher Jackson officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Tuesday from 3PM until 8PM and on Wednesday after 10AM until service time at 1PM.

The family requests masks be worn while visiting the funeral home.

Mr. Robert Angel

Mr. Robert Angel

Mr. Robert Angel, age 43 of South Carthage, died Saturday afternoon, August 28 at Tri Star Skyline in Nashville. He is survived by: wife, Teri Angel of Mt. Juliet; daughter, Marianna Angel of Mt. Juliet; parents, Steve and Ginger Sanders Angel of Hogans Creek; sister, Regina Angel Williford of Hogans Creek; maternal grandmother, Martha Sanders of South Carthage; 2 nieces, Stevie Angel and Genni Williford.

Mr. Angel is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Saturday afternoon, September 4 at 3:00 PM. Eld. Stephen Brooks and Eld. Rickey Scurlock will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as pallbearers are: Sheldon Gibbs, Adam Young, Josh Angel, Shannon Angel, John Schwan, Harold Schwan, Chuck Gentry, Ronnie Hughes, Dustin Angel.

Visitation will begin on Friday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 12:00 noon until service time at 3:00 PM.

Mrs. Virginia Latham “Ginger” Coggins

Mrs. Virginia Latham “Ginger” Coggins

Mrs. Virginia Latham “Ginger” Coggins, age 97 of Carthage, TN.

Mother, friend, and mentor passed away on August 24, 2021.

Ginger was born in Oxford, MS, on December 8, 1923 and was reared in Madison, FL. She was the daughter of a Presbyterian pastor. Ginger grew up during the depression and turned 18 the day after Pearl Harbor. These early life experiences taught her thrift, resilience, empathy, and molded in her a thoughtful, cheerful attitude towards life. She was full of wisdom. It was a blessing for all to witness and learn from her example.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Stacy Coggins.

Mrs. Coggins is survived by her three children; Stacy N. Coggins of Charlotte, NC, Virginia “Jinx” (Kevin) Coleman of Longwood, FL, and Bardwell T. (Terry) Coggins of Carthage, TN. Five grandchildren; Lauren (Steven) Herman, Lydia (Matt) Brooker, Allison (Will) Robertson, Robin (Bobby) Brown, and Bardwell (Sara) Nielsen. Six great grandchildren; Avery Brown, Sawyer Herman, Evan Brown, Adeline Brown, William Robertson, IV, and Parker Brown.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Once services are finalized they will be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Emmanuel House, c/o Carthage United Methodist Church, 608 Main Street North, Carthage, TN, 37030, 615-735-0343.

Mr. Kurtis Phelps

Mr. Kurtis Phelps

Mr. Kurtis Phelps, age 42 of Carthage, died Saturday morning, August 28. He is survived by: mother, Lana Phelps of Carthage; wife, Aja Phelps of Elmwood; sister, Jody Tutt and husband Glenn of St. Pete, Florida; brothers, Charles Phelps and wife Lisa of Largo, Florida, John Phelps and wife Lisa of Pinellas Park, Chris Phelps and wife Kim of St. Pete, Joey Phelps and wife Jamie of Hiwassee.

Mr. Phelps will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services in Algood. No formal services are planned at this time.

Mrs. Tamekia Black

Mrs. Tamekia Black

Mrs. Tamekia Black, age 46, of Dixon Springs, died Monday afternoon, August 23, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. She is survived by: mother, Francine Donnell of Carthage; children, Jamaris Shamar Black of Dixon Springs, Takrista Keyonna Black of Cookeville and Ju-Quoya Black of Carthage; brother, Quentin Laronta Donnell of Brush Creek; sister, Iesha Davis of Lebanon.

Mrs. Black is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted Saturday afternoon afternoon, August 28, at 1:00 pm. Pastor Preston Carter will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel beginning on Saturday from 12:00 pm noon until the service time at 1:00 pm.

Mr. Toney Elton Scurlock

Mr. Toney Elton Scurlock

Mr. Toney Elton Scurlock, age 77, of Hickman, TN, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021. Mr. Scurlock was born on November 30, 1943 in South Carthage, TN a son of the late Willie Scurlock and Bessie Mae Gibbs Scurlock. He attended Smith County High School. He worked for Cumberland Feed Mill for 6 years and for Texas Boot Co in Lebanon, TN for 30 years. He was married on June 5, 2008 to Eva Sherry Whited. He was preceded in death by 7 siblings. Mr. Scurlock is survived by his wife: Mrs. Eva Sherry Whited Scurlock of Hickman, TN, one brother and one sister. Mr. Scurlock is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Graveside services and interment for Mr. Scurlock will be conducted at the Gordonsville Cemetery on Friday August 28, 2021 at 3PM with Leslie Walper and Dennis Clark officiating. Family and friends of Mr. Scurlock will meet at the Gordonsville Cemetery for the 3PM graveside service.

Mrs. Heather King Fox

Mrs. Heather King Fox

Mrs. Heather King Fox, age 32 of Gordonsville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Heather was born August 16, 1989 in Carthage, TN. She graduated from Jackson County High School in 2007, and later from Tennessee Tech University. She worked as an eligibility counselor for the State of Tennessee Department of Human Services. She married Nathaniel Fox on July 24, 2021.

Heather is survived by Husband; Nathaniel Fox of Gordonsville, TN. Daughters; Ashton and Gracie Veatch. Father; Jerry “Huggie” (Rachel) King of Carthage, TN. Mother; Wendy (Carl) Blaylock of Winnsboro, LA. Sister; Kayla (Trent) Johnson of Rickman, TN. Brother; Daniel (Candice) Stewart of Panama City Beach, FL. Grandparents; Jean Sircy of Gordonsville, TN, Phyllis Duckworth of Gordonsville, TN, Donnie and Liz Adcock of Rayville, LA, and Larry and Angie Williams of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Great-grandparents; Lawrence Williams of Start, LA, and Ollie Adcock of Rayville, LA. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral Services are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday, August 29, 2021 at 1PM with Jason Jordan and Carl Blaylock 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 4PM until 8PM and on Sunday from 10AM until the service time at 1PM.

The family requests memorials be made to a college fund for Ashton and Gracie.

The family requests masks be worn if visiting the funeral home.

Mr. Mark Dooley

Mr. Mark Dooley

Mr. Mark Dooley, age 61, of Turkey Creek, died Monday morning, August 23, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He is survived by: wife, Helen Davis; mother, Elizabeth Dooley of Nashville; daughters, Megan Dooley, Brooke Dooley and Payton Dooley all of Hurley, MS; granddaughter, Audrina Dooley; step children, Amanda Dillehay and husband Tommy of Gordonsville, Daniel Agee of Carthage; step granddaughter, Kelsi Davis and husband Dylan of Gordonsville; siblings, Karen Harpe of Fairview, Paul E. Stanley of Nashville, Juanita Cannon and husband John of Nashville, Daryl Dooley of Nashville, Tammy Hollis of Murfreesboro, Jon W. Dooley and wife Whitney of Tampa, FL, and Gregory Scott Dooley of Nashville.

Mr. Dooley is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his memorial service will be conducted at Carthage Full Gospel Church on Saturday afternoon, September 4, at 1:00 pm with Bro. Jackie Dawson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the family plot at Harpeth Hills Cemetery in Fairview.

Mr. Walter Forrest

Mr. Walter Forrest

Mr. Walter Forrest, age 74, of Hartsville, died Monday morning, August 23, at Be Blessed Home Care in Hendersonville. He is survived by: wife, Brenda Forrest; children, Wanda Fisher and Jimmy of Pleasant Shade, Jammye Forrest and wife Christine of Clayton, NM, Lee Forrest of Raleigh, NC and also, daughter, Bea Davis and husband Shannon of Defeated Creek.

Mr. Forrest is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Thursday afternoon, August 26, at 1:00 pm at the Carthage First Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Craig Mahler and Bro. Frank Bratcher officiating. Active pallbearers: Jimmy Fisher, James Thomas Fisher, Brian Windham, Corbin Forrest, Andrew Shirhah and Neil Adams. Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery in Taylorsville, MS.

The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel beginning on Wednesday from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm and again on Thursday at the Carthage First Freewill Baptist Church from 11:00 am until the service time at 1:00 pm.

Mr. Kevin Bennett

Mr. Kevin Bennett

Mr. Kevin Bennett, age 40, of the Horseshoe Bend community, died Sunday evening, August 22, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. He is survived by: wife, Jackie Bennett; parents, Larry and Anita Bennett of Horseshoe Bend; children, Dalton Bennett and Dixie Ramsey; brother, Chris Bennett and wife Kay of Horseshoe Bend.

Mr. Bennett is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, August 25, at 1:00 pm with Eld. B. J. Thomason and Eld. Thomas Allen Gibbs officiating. Burial will follow at Smith County Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers: Kyle Owens, Josh Lucia, Eric West, Trey Alvis, Phillip Bryant, and Travis Grisham. Honorary pallbearers: Randall Huddleston, Lee Wilkerson, Bull Driver, Jeff Jenkins, Scott Farley, Brian Hensley, Joe Darren Boze, and Michael Hix.

The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel beginning on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the service time at 1:00 pm.

The family requests memorials to the Dalton Bennett College Fund or Green Valley Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Chuck Trimple

Mr. Chuck Trimple

Mr. Chuck Trimple, age 83 of the Kempville, died Tuesday, August 17 at Riverview Regional in Carthage. He is survived by a granddaughter, Lysa Trimple Moulton and husband Jonathan of Nashville.

Mr. Trimple is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Kempville where his service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, August 20 at 1:00 PM. Bro. Tim Frank will officiate. Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens with full military honors.

Visitation on Friday only at the Hackett Chapel in Kempville from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

Memorials requested to the American Legion Post 57.

Mr. Terry Kemp

Mr. Terry Kemp

Mr. Terry Kemp, age 68 of the Buffalo Community, died Sunday, August 15 at Vanderbilt Wilson in Lebanon. He is survived by: wife, Denise Williams Kemp; brother-in-law, Wayne Wright of the Rome Community; sisters-in-law, Janie Cowan and husband Glen of Chestnut Mound, Faye Woodard and husband Gary of Elmwood, Annette Marshall and husband Mike of Dixon Springs; brothers-in-law, James Williams and wife Neal of Maggart, Gene Williams and wife Connie of Gordonsville, Melvin Williams and wife Shirley of Hickman, Doyle Williams of Monoville, Benny Williams and wife Lee Ann of Pea Ridge.

Mr. Kemp is at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home in Kempville where his service will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, August 18 at 1:00 PM. Bro. Jeff Burton will officiate. Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens with Eld. Chris White officiating. Serving as pallbearers are: Blake Hunter, Dale Williams, George Cowan, James Kyle Williams, Craig Allen Williams, Chris Maxwell; honorary pall bearers are: Bobby Maxwell, Greg Williams, Jamie Williams, Kevin Williams, Keith Williams.

Visitation at the Hackett Chapel in Kempville will begin on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 until 8:00 PM and on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the American Parkinson Association.

Mrs. Reba Jackson Shoemake

Mrs. Reba Jackson Shoemake

Mrs. Reba Jackson Shoemake, age 83 of Club Springs, TN, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

Mrs. Shoemake was born August 19, 1937 in Buffalo Valley, TN, a daughter of the late Horace Jackson and Euraleen Whitehead Jackson. She married Charles Layton Shoemake on December 24, 1952 and he preceded her in death on July 14, 1992. Mrs. Shoemake was also preceded in death by Daughter; Patricia Jean Shoemake in November of 1957, Brothers; Joyce Rittenberry, John Rittenberry, and Euell Jackson and Sisters; Joyce Bogle, Mildred Allen, Ruby Phillips, Helen Leazenby, and Evelyn Down, and grandson-in-law; Steven Riddle.

Mrs. Shoemake was a longtime member of the Macedonia the Baptist Church of Christ in Club Springs, TN. She retired from Dana Corporation.

Mrs. Shoemake is survived by three daughters; Kathy (Mike) Bennett of Hickman, TN, Deborah (Charles) Fields of Chestnut Mound, TN, and Vickie (Paul) Woods of Club Springs, TN. Brother; Paul Jackson of Flat Rock, TN, and Frances Craigmile of Alabama. Fourteen grandchildren; Jessica (Mike) Geekie, Brenda Riddle, Jamie (Shannon) Baker, Mikey Bennett, Patrick Bennett, Bobby (Amanda) Cripps, Jr, Jessica (Sean) Antoniak, Charles T. (Lori) Fields, Wayne Woods, Jennifer (Lynn) Burton, Micki Dixon, Regina Shiveley, Melissa Johnson, and Karen Kendall. Numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Shoemake are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 1PM with Bro. Mike Bennett and Bro. Tim Bennett officiating. Interment will follow in the New Macedonia Cemetery on Pea Ridge, TN, with Bro. Jerry Driver officiating.

Visitation with the Shoemake family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday from 12PM until 8PM and on Saturday after 10AM until service time at 1PM.

The family requests memorials be made to the New Macedonia Cemetery.