80 year old Jim D. Parkerson of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Johnny Adcock and Neil Pennycuff will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Movie Malone Parkerson; his first wife, Wilma Page Parkerson; two sisters, Isabell Stephens and Bessie Fitts; and three brothers, Toy, Elbert, and M.B. Parkerson. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Hays Parkerson of Smithville. Two sisters, Ruby Nell and Sallie Parkerson of Alexandria. Two brothers, Dillard and his wife Jeanette Parkerson of Lebanon and John and his wife Ruth Reynolds of Alexandria. Three step children, Jessica Lynn and her husband Johnny Adcock of Smithville, Shirley and her husband Paul Pearson of Watertown, and Toy and his wife Tracie Parkerson of Mount Juliet. Seven step grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws in the Page and Hays families. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.
50 year old Gregory Steven Johnson of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was disabled and a Baptist. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Guy Owens and David Young will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Survivors include his parents, Repsie and Ruth Pedigo Johnson of Smithville. A brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Betty Johnson of Michigan. One niece, Pamela Johnson of Michigan and one nephew, Bradley Johnson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
48 year old Dennis Graves Ivey, Sr. of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a truck driver. The family has chosen direct cremation and there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Joleen Ivey of Smithville. Two sons, Daniel Goehring of California and Dennie Ivey, Jr. of Smithville. One daughter, Torey McAffee of California. Two grandchildren, Amber and Anthony Goehring both of California. Two sisters, Georgia Westbrook and Diane Hughes both of California and one brother, Mike Ivey of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
41 year old Barry Douglas Stembridge died Monday of a short illness at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was a resident of Adams Street, Smithville, a native of Cannon County, and an electrician assistant. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Richard Haley will officiate and burial will be in the Woods Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mamie Lou Bogle Stembridge. He is survived by his father, Harrell D. Stembridge of Woodbury. His wife, Bonnie Smith Stembridge of Smithville. Two children, Tabetha Pope of Woodbury and Jason Stembridge of Woodbury and Tosha. Step children include Michelle and her husband Eric McCoy and “Bud” Eddie Caldwell all of Smithville. Siblings include Terry and his wife Pam Stembridge, Sherry and her husband Andy Gay, and Perry Stembridge all of Woodbury. Grandchildren, Tyson Pope and Bryce Stembridge. Step grandchildren, Zack and Madison. Mother-in-law, Louise Smith of Smithville. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
64 year old Author Allen Redmon of Smithville, a Baptist Minister, died Saturday at his home. He was a DeKalb County native. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Lee and Ruby Lee Hendrixson Redmon; brothers, Billy Joe Redmon, Edward Boyd Redmon, and Carlon C. Redmon; and a sister, Alice Mae Redmon Andrews. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Miller Redmon of Smithville. Three daughters, Angie and her husband Chester Williams of Smithville, Tina and her husband Ron Paschal of Alexandria, and Leslie Maples and Chad Hillis of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Ashley and her husband Ed Lemons of Smithville, Joshua and his wife Connie Odom of Smithville, and Justin Paschal and Jessica Paschal both of Alexandria. A great grandchild, Logan Johnson of Smithville. Step grandchildren, Chester Williams III and Jarvis Williams. A step great grandchild, Jarvis Williams, Jr. Three brothers, Bobby Redmon of Mississippi, Garland C. Redmon of Ohio, and Doyle and his wife Candy Redmon of Illinois. Three sisters, Frankie Faye Redmon Adkins, Shirley Ann Redmon Phillips, and Gladys Douglas Sanders all of Illinois. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
A White County woman , wanted by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly passing forged checks in the names of a Temperance Hall couple, is now in custody.
40 year old Lisa Kylene Frasier of Luna Road, Sparta is charged with theft and forgery.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says someone recently burglarized the residence of Kenneth and Nadene Carter at Temperance Hall and stole two boxes personal checks from Regions Bank and the Bank of Putnam County in the names of the Carters.
These checks have been passed in DeKalb, Sumner, Wilson, Jackson, Putnam, Smith, Coffee and Warren Counties.
Sheriff Ray says Frasier used a fake drivers license to pass the checks, that has her own picture, and the actual license number of Nadene Carter.
She was arrested Friday in Sumner County.
A memorial service for Steven Layne Vaughn, also known as Kasey Holiday, will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. He died October 23 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Vaughn was a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a B.A. degree in theater. As an actor, Vaughn played several roles in Hollywood movies including “Three Men and a Little Lady”, “Bayou Ghost”, “Portrait in Red”, “Astarte”, and a character voice on the “Ren and Stimpy Show”. After living in Los Angeles for several years, he returned to Tennessee to reside at his home in the Liberty community. He was preceded in death by his mother, Grace Phillips Vaughn and his brother, Byron Vaughn. He is survived by his son, Corey; his father, Eugene Spencer Vaughn; a sister, Deborah Vaughn Smith; and a brother, David Vaughn. Donations in memory of Kasey Holiday or Steve Vaughn may be made to the World Parrot Trust. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
93 year old Ruth Snow Webb died Thursday at the Rolling Green Village Health Care Center in South Carolina. She was born on October 31st, 1913, the daughter of Thomas B. and Sarah Snow Webb. She graduated from high school in Smithville in 1932, worked for some years, and then graduated in 1940 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. During World War II, she enlisted in the WAVES section of the United States Navy, serving from October 1942 until July 1946, when she was discharged as a lieutenant commander. After the war, she was an employment officer for several government agencies, working in Washington D.C., in Alaska, and in Saigon during the Vietnam War. After 1970, she returned to Smithville to make her home, and served as administrator of Sunny Point Nursing Home. After her retirement in 1974, she traveled to several foreign countries. About 1990, she moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where she lived until her death. She became a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church in 1928 and had been a member longer than anyone now living. She was preceded in death by her parents and by three brothers, Houston, T.B., and James Webb, and by three sisters, Georgia Mai Webb, Jessie Loring, and Helen Cline. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Nell Webb of Carthage; four nephews, Howard Webb Loring and his wife Mary Ann of Florida, Billy Webb and wife Earlene of Chattanooga, Tommy Webb and wife Audrey of Smithville, Kenneth Webb and wife Faye of Pulaski; and two nieces, Sara Lynn Postma and husband Jan of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Elizabeth Baucom and husband Clyde of Greenville, South Carolina. The funeral service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Town Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to go to the Aaron Cantrell Cemetery or Town Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
88 year old Leone Taylor Caplinger of Smithville died Wednesday at the Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. She was a retired cafeteria worker at DeKalb Elementary School and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Caplinger; her parents, Horace and Mamie Robinson Taylor; and two brothers, John Henry and Ben Taylor. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Hayes of Cookeville. One grandchild, Joshua Hayes of Celina. One sister, Audrey Turner of Smithville and two nephews, Billy and Dan Turner of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m.
92 year old Margie Malone “Grandnannie” Kyle of Old Hickory died Monday. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Old Hickory for 62 years. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Hermitage Funeral Home in Old Hickory. Jud Hays will officiate and burial will be in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Kyle; a son-in-law, Nick Clemmer; parents, Liv and Ida Malone; sisters, Johnnie Watson and Robbie Jennings; and a niece, Faye White. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Clemmer; grandsons, Michael and his wife Noriko Clemmer, Kyle and his wife Emily Clemmer; great grandchildren, Morgan, Nicole, Benjamin, Joey, Justin, Patrick, and Amy Clemmer. Hermitage Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions through the First Baptist Church of Old Hickory.