Charles Thomas “Tommy” Reeder was born May 26, 1951 in Wilson Co. son of the late J.L. Reeder and Lena Sorrells Reeder. He departed this life on Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2017 at the age of 66yrs. He was preceded in death by brother, William Edward “Billy” Reeder and brother-in-law,Joe Hayes. Survivors include six siblings, Virginia (Tommy Lowe) Curtis, Betty (Sam) Swindell, Nancy Hayes, Carolyn (Gary) Rice, Fred (Edwina) Reeder, Linda George and sister-in-law, Patsy Reeder, along with many nieces, nephews, and several cousins. Tommy was a truck driver, heavy equipment operator, and he trained and showed horses. A memorial service for Tommy will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown, TN with Bro. Tommy Lowe Curtis officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. till service time Wednesday. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME (615) 237-9318
Mrs. Milas Marie (Hooper) Barnes Hibdon, age 88 of McMinnville, Tennessee went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 12, 2017 of an extended illness.
Milas was born Easter Sunday, March 31, 1929 in Smithville, Tennessee to the late Albert Lee and Flora Ruth (Trusty) Hooper.
Milas worked at Smithville Shirt Factory where she raised her three boys as a single mother, and in later years she raised her niece. Her favorite saying was “as long as we have each other we can do anything.” She loved to sew and draw blue prints for houses. She loved the Lord with all her heart and served Him all her life, she believed in prayer and prayed for her family and friends and was a member of Gath’s Womens Prayer Group. She was a member of Gath Baptist Church McMinnville, TN.
Milas is survived by her sons, Danny L. Barnes and wife Diannia of McMinnville, TN, Jimmy D. Barnes and wife Sharon of Rock Island, TN and Ricky L. Barnes and wife Rebecca of McMinnville, niece, Sheila (Florida) Miner and husband Tom of McMinnville, TN, four sisters, Peggy (Hooper) Parsley and husband Clayton of Smithville, TN, Bill (Hooper) Poss and husband W.J. of Smithville, TN, Dean (Hooper) Johnson of Smithville,TN, Sue (Hooper) Baker of Smithville, TN, and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Seven grandchildren, Danya Barnes, Dessa Burch and husband Eric Burch, Daniel Barnes, Samuel Barnes, Michael Barnes, Zachary Younglove, and Jahir Hernandez. Two great grandchildren, Braylon Burch and Erica Burch.
Preceded in death by her husband of 18 years H.D. Hibdon, her sons’ father, Alvie H. Barnes, parents Albert Lee and Flora Ruth (Trusty) Hooper, two brothers, Hoyte Hooper and Samuel Eugene Hooper, three sisters, Hettie Maureen (Hooper) Florida, Doris (Hooper) Cripps, Faye (Hooper) Trotter Rawls, nephew, Tim Florida, and niece Jackie Hedger.
Visitation for Mrs. Milas Barnes Hibdon will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 3 PM to 9 PM at the Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Also Wednesday, November 15 from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Gath Baptist Church.
Funeral Service for Mrs. Milas Barnes Hibdon will be 1 PM Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Gath Baptist Church with Bro. Rick Stewart officiating.
Interment will be in Gath Cemetery, McMinnville, TN.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Meals on Wheels or Gath Baptist Church Womens Prayer Group.
Online condolences may be made to the family at gardensofmemoryfuneralhome.com
56 year old Terry Lynn Powell of Alexandria died at his residence. He was a construction worker, a Baptist, and a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until the service time. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wayne Powell and Brystice Amanger Enlow and a brother, Ronald Powell. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Granstaff Powell of Alexandria. Children, Shianna Powell and Savanna Powell of California. Four grandchildren, Brothers, Jeff Powell and Donald Powell. Step-mother, Kaye Powell. Step-father, Everett Wright. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
Elverda P. Aucoin age 96 of Alexandria, died Saturday morning, Nov. 11, 2017 at the Lebanon Health & Rehab Center. Born Apr. 11, 1921 in Napoleonville, LA, she was the daughter of the late Whitney and Nellie Ayo Aucoin and was preceded in death by her brother, Russell Joseph Aucoin and a niece, Shirley Faith Elias. She was a cosmetologist and operated a beauty shop for over 40 years. Bert is survived by her nieces and nephews, Russell Aucoin, Jr. of Princeton, KY, Diana Kubic of Lebanon, Gale (Raywood) Bourque of Morgan City, LA, Michael (Patricia) Aucoin of Alexandria, Ellen Moxley of Oklahoma, Ronald (Joann) Aucoin of Morgan City, LA and a number of great and great great nieces and nephews. Visitation with the Aucoin family will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home. Entombment will take place on Wednesday at the Morgan City Mausoleum in Louisiana. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME (615) 237-9318
Ms. Cola Dean Bilbrey age 87 of Smithville passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was born July 25, 1930 to her parents, Clyde and Gertrude Speck Miller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Bilbrey; son, Michael David Bilbrey and 1 brother, A.J. Miller. She founded Sunbelt Real Estate, Cola Dean was the first broker in DeKalb County to join the Eastern Middle TN Association of Realtors. She was a pioneer in her profession. Cola Dean was an appraiser and a faithful member of the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing, for a time she sang with The Emmanuels and also enjoyed singing with her children and family. Survivors include 1 daughter, June Bilbrey (Bill) Benson of Smithville; son, Mark (Karen) Bilbrey of Florida; 6 grandchildren, Franklin (Jenny) Baker, Robin Baker, Jeremy Bilbrey, Brandi Bathon, Dustin Bilbrey and B.J. Bilbrey; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Colleen Alexander and Betty Jean King. A Celebration of Life for Cola Dean will be conducted 1 PM Friday, November 17, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk and Jenny Baker officiating and burial will follow in Harris Chapel Cemetery in Rickman with a graveside service at 3:30 PM. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 6:PM until 8:PM and Friday 11 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. In addition to flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association, in memory of Ms. Cola Dean. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
47 year old Walter Ray Redmon of Smithville passed away Friday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a Baptist and retired from Denny Trucking. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ponzella Judkins Redmon. Survivors include two sons, Robert and Jeffery Redmon both of Lebanon. Father, Dwayne Redmon of Smithville. Step daughter, Chelsa Young of Lebanon. Special aunt and uncle, Patricia and David Redmon of Smithville. Special caretaker, Lisa Caldwell of Smithville. Several special cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.
Boyd Hale age 71 of Alexandria, passed away Wednesday afternoon, November 8, 2017 at St. Thomas Midtown. Boyd was born January 3, 1946 to his parents, the late James Floyd and Rosie Evelyn Atnip Hale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Charles Hale. He was a farmer and member of Christ Pentecostal Church. Survivors include 2 children, Diane (Clarence) Trapp of Dowelltown and Jason Hale of Alexandria; 3 grandchildren, Amber (Matt) Clayborn of Smithville, Anna Dillard of Dowelltown, and Allyson Trapp of Smithville; 3 great-grandchildren, Elliot and Lillian Dillard and Emily Clayborn; 2 sisters, Donna (Richard) Summers of Dowelltown and Ann (Chuck) Greene of Snyder, Texas; 2 brothers, Robert Carlon (Jean) Hale of Alexandria and Bro. Billy (Goldie) Hale of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Saturday November 11, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Billy Hale and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 12 Noon until 8 PM and Saturday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Gideon’s International Bible Program, in memory of Boyd. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Shelby Jean Davis age 76 of Liberty, passed away Saturday, November 4, 2017 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born December 26, 1940 in Saluda, SC. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 daughter, Betty Ann Harris. Shelby was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church and had worked in the garment factory. She is survived by her husband, James H. Davis of Liberty; 2 children; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and several friends. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Liberty United Methodist Church with Bro. Wilson Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Liberty United Methodist Church in memory of Shelby. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Nicholas James Byrge age 27 of Alexandria, passed away Wednesday morning November 8, 2017. He was born April 18, 1990 to his parents, Barton and Karen Brown Byrge. Nicholas was preceded in death by his grandmother, Barbara Goins. He worked at Meico. Survivors include his parents, Barton and Karen Byrge of Alexandria; daughter, Willow Jackson of Murfreesboro; brother, Noah Byrge of Alexandria; grandparents, Ed Gray of Alexandria, Gary and Joann Brown of Colorado Springs, CO, Landle and Elaine Byrge of Oak Ridge, TN; great-grandmother, Lou Brown of Smithville; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM Sunday, November 12, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Ms. Ruth Pugh age 85, passed away Tuesday morning, November 7, 2017 at her daughter’s home. She was born April 12, 1932 to her parents, the late Cling and Lena Todd West. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Pugh; son, Tommy Pugh; son-in-law, Tim Cantrell; 3 sisters, Helen Alexander, Wavil Bush and Dortha Earls; 2 brothers, Jack West and W.C. West. Ms. Ruth was a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church. She was an Elementary School teacher, having taught at Gassaway and Woodbury. She and Jack also ran a dairy farm. Survivors include 2 daughters, Jackie Cantrell of Smithville, Lori (Chris) Hall of Forrest City, NC; 8 grandchildren, Stephanie Kirby, Hunter Pugh, Ben Pugh, Abby Cantrell, Caleb Hall, Wesley Hall, Alayna Hall and Lydia Hall; sisters-in-law, Margie West of Woodbury and Jenelle Pugh of Dowelltown; several nieces and nephews and special caregivers, Joy Fay Carter, Pat Sanders, Nancy Cantrell and Becky Sullens. Funeral services will be 2 PM Friday, November 10, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 12 Noon until 8 PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.