Smithville Police Receiving Reports of Counterfeit Currency

Smithville Police say there has been an increase in reports of counterfeit currency recently and all citizens and local business owners are asked to especially be on alert.
Lieutenant Steven Leffew, Officer in Charge, says counterfeit twenty dollar bills have been reported in increasing regularity. The Smithville Police Department asks that all citizens and business owners call the department if you have questions.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Leffew reports that investigators of the District Attorney General’s Office have determined that recent allegations against Investigator Jerry Hutchins, Jr. by Chris Whitney are unfounded. On November 16th a formal complaint was filed against Hutchins by Whitney. The complaint alleged that Whitney’s criminal history was released to a private citizen and that a case involving a minor was not properly investigated. Due to the seriousness of the allegations, Lieutenant Leffew recommended that an independent agency investigate the complaint. The complaint was forwarded to the District Attorney General’s Office for further investigation. On December 17th, Lieutenant Leffew met with investigators of the District Attorney General’s Office. During this meeting investigators reported that all allegations were unfounded.
In crime news, 62 year old Sharon Maureen Hindsley of 830 South Mountain Street was arrested on Monday, December 14th for public intoxication. According to the report, Officer Matt Farmer was dispatched to Highway 70 and Highway 56 in response to a call concerning a woman who was attempting to cross the road from Hardees to Mapco Express. The complainant said that the woman was almost hit twice while crossing the road and appeared very unsteady on her feet. The woman was reported to be wearing blue jeans and a brown jacket. Officer Farmer says upon arrival, he was told that the woman may have gone into Mapco. He then saw her standing by the beer coolers near the rear of the store. She appeared very unsteady on her feet and was having to hold onto things to negotiate turns in the aisle ways. Officer Farmer says the woman approached him and he recognized her as Ms. Hindsley. After inquiring about her condition, Ms. Hindsley told Officer Farmer that she was okay. He asked her if she had any medical conditions and she said no. During this conversation, Ms. Hindsley had to lean against a rack of candy to keep from falling. He asked her why she was having trouble keeping her balance and she said that she had been drinking. Officer Farmer asked how much she had drank and she said one, then two beers. She then said that she hadn’t been drinking alcohol, just beer. He noticed a smell of an intoxicating beverage on her breath. She was placed under arrest for public intoxication. Her bond is $1,000 and she will be in General Sessions Court on January 7th.
38 year old Angel Ferrell of 527 R. Arnold Road was arrested Wednesday, December 16th for theft. Officer Matt Holmes reports that on December 12th he was dispatched to 849 Luttrell Avenue in reference to a theft of property. Upon arrival, Officer Holmes made contact with the complainant, Jean Hayes who stated that her purse was missing. Ms. Hayes stated that on December 12th she went to work and placed her purse in the trunk of her vehicle and when she got home she could not locate it. On Wednesday, December 16th at approximately 3:00 p.m. while conducting a follow up investigation, Officer Holmes met with Angel Ferrell at the Smithville Police Department where it was determined that Ms. Ferrell took Ms. Hayes car keys from her coat pocket, used them to enter the trunk of Ms. Hayes’ vehicle, and stole the purse.
40 year old Donna Sue Blankenship of 215 North High Street, McMinnville was arrested Friday, December 18th for a second offense of driving under the influence, violation of implied consent and possession of drug paraphernalia while 35 year old Ernest Paul Barnwell of 604 Ginger Drive, Smithville was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officer Matt Holmes reports that he was dispatched to the area of Jewels Market to check out a green KIA that was observed weaving on South Congress Boulevard. Upon arrival, Officer Holmes saw an employee of Jewels Market standing beside a green KIA, waving him over. Officer Holmes found inside the parked vehicle, a man and a woman who were both slumped over. He knocked on the window and the woman raised up. Officer Holmes says he saw what looked like to be a crushed pill on the console and a cut straw in the floor board with residue. At that point he asked the woman to exit the vehicle where she was asked to perform sobriety tasks. Officer Holmes administered the horizontal gaze and nystagmus test to which her eyes appeared to be very jerky. Ms. Blankenship said she had prescribed medication for her back and that she would not be able to do any more of the tests. When asked if she had her drivers license, Blankenship replied “yes”. She added that she had driven there. A check of her license revealed they were suspended.
As for Barnwell, who was in the passenger’s seat. Officer Holmes and Sergeant Randy King tried to wake him but were unsuccessful on numerous attempts. EMS personnel were called to the scene but he became conscious and alert upon their arrival and signed a refusal form. A search of the vehicle turned up a red cut straw in the driver’s side floor board with residue, two open containers of Bud Light in the console which were cold, a yellow powder residue on the center console and an open bottle of Dasani water with a used hypodermic needle inside on the passenger’s side.
Ms Blankenship’s eyes were very droopy and her speech was slurred. Her pupils were dilated and she was unsteady on her feet.
Again, Barnwell was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia for having the hypodermic needle. Blankenship was arrested for a second offense of driving under the influence, violation of implied consent, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also cited for violation of the open container law and driving on a suspended license. Officer Holmes asked Blankenship to submit to a blood test, after explaining implied consent. She refused to submit to a blood test but did sign the implied consent refusal form.
Meanwhile, anyone having any information on the following offense is asked to please contact the Smithville Police Department at 597-8210 or the Tip Line at 464-6046.
On December 11th at approximately 3:18 p.m., Corporal Travis K Bryant responded to 740 Walker Drive in response to a call concerning a vandalism to a vehicle. Upon arrival, he made contact with the complainant identified as Peggy Gibbs who said that she had last seen the vehicle before the vandalism at about 5:00 p.m. on December 10th. She discovered the damage December 11th at approximately 2:18 p.m. The damage was to the drivers side door handle and the dash had been pried open causing the upper part of the dash to burst. Total value of the damage is estimated at $300.
Any information received that will help Smithville Police solve any criminal offense will be greatly appreciated. All information is confidential.

DeKalb County to Receive $20,000 Roadscapes Grant

Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that the state will provide a Tennessee Roadscapes Grant in the amount of $20,000 to DeKalb County.
“These funds will help make improvements along the roadways that serve as the front door to our communities,” said Bredesen. “Well-planned landscaping programs create an inviting atmosphere that can boost local economies and improve the quality of life for citizens.”
The Roadscapes grant funds will be used for four signs that will be placed at various entry points into DeKalb County.
The Tennessee Roadscapes initiative was developed in 2006 as a partnership between community organizations across the state and TDOT to create inviting spaces through an integrated approach to roadside landscaping. TDOT funds 80 percent of the cost of a project with the grant recipient contributing the remaining 20 percent. Grants are derived from federal funds that are specifically earmarked for roadway enhancement projects.
“The Roadscapes program creates an opportunity to showcase the roadways and natural beauty of our state,” said TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely. “It’s important to create welcoming places for people to live and work and to build a sense of pride in one’s community.”
The Tennessee Roadscapes program includes a variety of environmental stewardship and beautification programs:
• Landscaping with naturalized flowers and native flowering trees
• Memorials and parks
• Roadside tree planting
• Exotic and invasive plant removal
• Litter cleanup and prevention education programs
• Adopt-A-Highway and Adopt-A-Spot programs
• Community landscaping at intersections, street corners, medians, entrances, and gateways
For more information about the Tennessee Roadscapes program, please visit us on the web.

Billie Cooley Roller

81 year old Billie Cooley Roller of McMinnville died Thursday of an extended illness at NHC of Smithville. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Mark Miller will officiate and burial will be in the Smyrna Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. Roller was preceded in death by her parents, James Martin and Betty Farless Cooley; her husband, Gene Roller; and brothers, Jerry L. and James Aubrey Cooley. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny Roller of McMinnville and Dennis and Eva Roller of Dowelltown. A daughter and son-in-law, Sharon K, and Billy Washer of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Chris Roller, Carla Roller, Shawn Washer, Chad Washer, and Kim Bouldin. Six great grandchildren. Nephews, Forrest Cooley , Joe Roller, and Phillip Roller all of McMinnville. A niece, Janie Medley of Knoxville. A sister-in-law, Clara Roller. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Vance Gets Eight Year Sentence in Jewelry Store Burglary Case

The man charged with breaking into K & M Jewelry on West Broad Street in June pleaded guilty under a negotiated settlement Monday in criminal court and received an eight year sentence.
39 year Comer T. Vance entered a guilty plea to charges of theft and burglary. He received an eight year sentence on the theft charge and six years for burglary. The two sentences are to run concurrently as an eight year term. Charges of vandalism and unlawful possession of a handgun against him were dropped. The eight year sentence is to run consecutive to a sentence Vance is currently serving
At the time of the arrest, Smithville Police Investigator Jerry Hutchins, Jr. said sometime during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 25th, someone (believed to be Vance) entered the business by removing plywood covering a window. Once inside, a safe, containing jewelry, was taken from the store. The intruder also busted out glass in the display cases and removed more jewelry. The total value of the stolen jewelry was estimated at $100,000.
The owner of the business, Mark Violet, discovered the burglary and theft when he arrived to open up the store later that morning..
As a result of the investigation and with assistance from an informant, Vance was identified as a suspect in the crime. Police spotted Vance, who was as a passenger in a Ford Thunderbird, on West Broad Street Saturday, June 27th. The car was pulled over and Vance, also charged in warrants unrelated to the burglary case, was taken into custody. Police confiscated a stolen nine millimeter handgun, which was loaded. Most of the jewelry taken in the break-in at K & M. Jewelry was also recovered.
Sergeant Joey Jones assisted in the traffic stop that led to Vance’s arrest.
Meanwhile in other cases Monday in criminal court, 20 year old Jeremy Shelton pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and received a three year sentence, all suspended to supervised probation except for time served. He was given jail credit of 120 days.
35 year old Scotty Neisz pleaded guilty to theft under $500 and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days to run concurrently with a sentence he is now serving.
48 year old Jeffery W. Burton pleaded guilty to theft over $1,000 and received two years to serve. The term is to run concurrently with sentences he is now serving in the Tennessee Department of Corrections. He was given jail credit for time already served and he must make restitution of $2,648.
24 year old Nicole M. Reynolds, charged with simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, was granted judicial diversion and will be on probation for 11 months and 29 days. She must pay a $250 fine.
42 year old Melissa Petty pleaded guilty to simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance. She received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days on probation to run concurrently with a sentence she is now serving. All jail time was suspended.
43 year old Tammy D. Miller pleaded guilty to simple possession of a schedule II controlled substance. She received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days on probation to run concurrently with a sentence she is now serving. All jail time was suspended.
23 year old Brandon M. Jennings pleaded guilty to reckless driving and received a six month sentence, all suspended except for 30 days to serve. The sentence is to run concurrently with a Tennessee Department of Corrections sentence against him. He must pay a fine of $250. Jennings must also undergo an alcohol and drug assessment and continue to attend AA meetings. He was given jail credit back to May 29th.
38 year old Patricia Hicks pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, all suspended to good behavior probation.
44 year old Leland Todd Hasty pleaded guilty to a second offense of driving under the influence and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended except for 45 days to serve. He will then be on supervised probation. He will lose his drivers license for two years and he must pay a fine of $610. Hasty will serve 17 days and then be furloughed to rehab.
The presiding judge Monday was David Patterson.

Omer Grisham

84 year old Omer Grisham of the Rawls Creek Community died Tuesday. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage. Buford Bane will officiate and burial will be in Smith County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. A Masonic Chapel Service will be conducted by the Carthage Benevolent Lodge #14 F&AM at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Grisham was preceded in death by his wife Audra McBride Grisham. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn and her husband Larry Butler of Watervale. A grandson, Scott and his wife Billie Butler. Great grandchildren, Andrea, Justin, and Landon Butler of Rawls Creek. Sisters, Ruth Givens of South Carthage, Elizabeth and her husband Billy Thomas of Turkey Creek. Brothers, Glenn and his wife Doris Grisham of Lebanon, and Joe and his wife Linda Grisham of Rawls Creek. Sanderson Funeral Home in Carthage is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Former Police Chief Files Federal Lawsuit Against City of Smithville

Former Smithville Police Chief Richard Jennings and his wife June have filed a federal court lawsuit against the City of Smithville claiming he was wrongfully terminated and that his constitutional rights were violated
The Smithville board of aldermen, with four voting in the affirmative, on December 7th upheld the city discipline board’s decision in November to terminate Jennings for dereliction of duties/negligence. Aldermen W.J. (Dub) White, Steve White, Shawn Jacobs, and Aaron Meeks all voted for termination. Alderman Cecil Burger, saying he lacked enough information, did not vote.
In the lawsuit, filed December 10th, Jennings alleges that the city never established a cause for his termination, that the city violated his constitutional due process rights, and that he was the victim of age discrimination in the dismissal.
The former police chief is asking for a jury trial, that he be awarded back pay and damages for loss of earnings and benefits in an amount to be determined at trial, that front pay be awarded to compensate him for lost employment opportunities, that compensatory damages be awarded in an amount to be determined at trial, and that he be awarded attorney’s fees, expenses of the litigation, prejudgement interests, punitive damages, and such other and further relief as may be deemed just and proper.”
Jennings is being represented by Murfreesboro attorney Kerry Knox.
The lawsuit states that from 1986 until his termination, Jennings was employed by the City in the Smithville Police Department; that he served as Chief from 1994 until approximately 2004; that he again served as Chief from 2007 until his termination; and that he was purportedly supervised by the “police commissioner” a member of the City’s Board of Aldermen.
According to the lawsuit, “Beginning July 1st, 2009, Alderman Aaron Meeks served as the police commissioner.”
“Alderman Meeks has no experience, training, certifications, or commissions in law enforcement. In fact, no alderman to hold the title police commissioner has had experience, training, certifications, or commissions in law enforcement.”
“Shortly after Alderman Meeks began as police commissioner, Chief Jennings asked Alderman Meeks to discuss any issues, concerns, or suggestions with him as they arose, rather than compiling a laundry list of complaints.’
“On September 14th, 2009, Chief Jennings learned that the Board of Aldermen was going to have a “workshop” to discuss issues with the City.”
“Chief Jennings asked if he should attend, and he was advised that he should but was not advised that any particular topics were to be discussed.”
“The workshop quickly devolved into an interrogation of Chief Jennings, and Alderman Meeks had prepared a list of questions and complaints that he directed to Plaintiff Richard Jennings.”
“On November 2nd, 2009, Alderman Meeks contacted Chief Jennings, advising Chief Jennings that he was going to move to terminate Chief Jennings at the Board of Aldermen meeting, mere hours before the meeting. Alderman Meeks gave Chief Jennings the option of retiring.”
“Chief Jennings asked for more time to consider the option of retirement.”
“On November 5th, 2009, Chief Jennings refused the offer to retire.”
“On November 12th, 2009, Chief Jennings was suspended without pay, pending the outcome of further administrative hearings. At that time, he was provided with an ambiguous memorandum containing eleven reasons for his termination, which, according to Alderman Meeks, constituted “Dereliction of Duties/ Negligence.”.
“On November 17th, 2009, a hearing was held before a three man board, consisting of Alderman Meeks, City Mayor Taft Hendrixson, and City Secretary/Treasurer Hunter Hendrixson.”
“The three man board voted 2-1 to terminate Chief Jennings, with Alderman Meeks and Mayor Hendrixon voting in favor of termination.”
“The November 17th meeting lasted less than ten minutes, and there was no discussion among the board members of the reasoning behind its decision.”
“Chief Jennings requested a hearing before the full Board of Aldermen, which was ultimately held on December 7th, 2009.”
“At the hearing before the Board of Aldermen, Chief Jennings requested the recusal of Alderman Meeks on the basis that Alderman Meeks could not consider the termination with impartiality.’
“Chief Jennings’ reasonable request was denied.”
“Chief Jennings additionally requested that he be allowed to question Alderman Meeks on the reasons and factual basis supporting termination.”
“Chief Jennings’ reasonable request was denied.”
“Chief Jennings responded to the extent possible to each of the listed allegations but was unable to respond meaningfully to several of the allegations, as he did not know the basis for the allegations.”
“Certain allegations from the November 12th memorandum were directly refuted and supported by documentary evidence.”
“In the memorandum, Alderman Meeks alleged that Chief Jennings was working with an increase in budget. A review of the 2007-08 budget against the 2008-09 budget refutes that proposition.”
“In the memorandum, Alderman Meeks alleged that Chief Jennings was not a “working chief”, performing basic patrol duties. A review of the city’s job description for Chief of Police does not state that the Chief of Police is expected to perform basic patrol duties.”
“In the memorandum, Alderman Meeks alleged that Chief Jennings still had overtime for his officers in his budget, apparently for the proposition that Chief Jennings should have been performing more drug investigations. A review of the city’s policy on overtime demonstrated that Chief Jennings had very little discretion to allow overtime, and he certainly was not allowed overtime for any extensive investigative/ operational purpose.”
“In the meantime, Alderman Meeks criticized Chief Jennings for allowing the transportation of a civilian “out of the area of authority of the Smithville Police Department.” Chief Jennings explained that the transportation was for a “police purpose” as authorized in the Smithville Police Department’s handbook.”
“The city’s charter dictates that its employees may only be discharged “for cause”.
“Chief Jennings was not an “at will” employee.”
“Chief Jennings was terminated in a 4-0 vote by the Board of Aldermen, with Alderman Cecil Burger determining that he did not have enough information to cast a vote.”
“The voting Aldermen did not debate the termination or offer any explanation on the cause supporting Chief Jennings’ termination.”
“Chief Jennings was terminated from a job he loved, has suffered irreparable damage to his reputation, has suffered and will continue to suffer tremendous financial injury, and has suffered emotional distress as a direct and proximate result of the city’s wrongdoing.”
“As the spouse of Chief Jennings, June Jennings has suffered and will continue to suffer tremendous financial injury, and has suffered emotional distress as a direct and proximate result of the city’s wrongdoing.”
“As the direct and proximate result of her husband’s termination, June Jennings has suffered a loss of much of the consortium, companionship, society, and services she would have otherwise received from her husband during the normal course of their marital relationship.”
“The city’s conduct was willful, intentional, malicious, and reckless.”
“The city’s reasons for termination were arbitrary and capricious.”
Jennings alleges that he was the victim of a wrongful discharge in that his termination was unsupported by “cause” and that he was entitled to statutory and contractual protections in the event that he was subjected to the employer’s disciplinary procedures. Jennings claims that the city deprived him of his procedural and substantive due process rights that are guaranteed to him by the U.S. Constitution, the laws of the State of Tennessee, and the rules and regulations of the City.
In the age discrimination complaint, the lawsuit alleges that “Chief Jennings is over 40 years of age, and is therefore a member of a group which is protected by the Tennessee Human Rights Act”.
“Chief Jennings was the subject of an adverse job decision.”
“The City’s termination of Jennings came under circumstances that give rise to an inference of age discrimination.”
“Chief Jennings’ job functions are now performed by someone substantially (more than seven years) younger than Chief Jennings.’
“Chief Jennings has suffered irreparable damage to his reputation, financial injury, humiliation, and embarrassment, and emotional distress as a direct and proximate result of the City’s wrongdoing.”

Howard Wilson Dickens

68 year old Howard Wilson Dickens of Brush Creek died Tuesday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was born in Smith County. Dickens was a truck driver and a member of the Brush Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He also served in the U.S. Air Force from 1958 to 1962 and the Air National Guard from 1982 to 1990. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Kerry Dugan will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Dickens was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Wilson and Maggie Bell Baker Dickens and his wife, Mary McPherson Dickens. He is survived by his children, Miranda and her husband Albert Fox of Gordonsville, Darren and wife Cathy Dickens of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Chris and wife Holly Dickens of Watertown. Grandchildren, Alanda Fox, Logan Fox, Taylor Holland, and Caitlin Holland. A sister, Fran and husband Bill High-Harnishfeger of Spring City. A brother, Ronnie and wife Kaye Dickens of Lafayette. Best friend, Harry Gossard of Alexandria. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Marlene Mae Van Patten

72 year old Marlene Mae Van Patten of Dowelltown died Tuesday at her daughter’s residence. She was a retired factory worker. The family has chosen direct cremation and there will be no visitation or services held. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milo and Jessie McCoy Cary; her husband, Kenneth Van Patten; companion, Bob Ackley; and a daughter, Nancy Van Patten. She is survived by five children, Debbie and husband Jesus Suarez of Dowelltown, Cindy and husband Vic Loden of Rockwood, Bonnie and husband Floyd Cantrell of Smithville, Mike and wife Dorothy Van Patten of Binghamton, New York, and Kenny Van Patten of Rockwood. Grandchildren, Marlene Loden, Vicky Murphy, Chris Van Patten, Misty Loden, Tad Godsey, Debbie Lopez, Randal Cantrell, Kristi Alken, Steven Arvin, Juan Suarez, Kyle Van Patten, Dylan Caldwell, and Savanna Whitehead. Several great grandchildren survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Voters Reminded to Report Change of Addresses

The DeKalb County Election Commission reminds voters it is important to report a change of address to the local election office.
“While verifying the names and signatures of some of the voters who signed candidate petitions I noticed some voters have changed their address and have not notified the local election office,” said Administrator of Elections, Dennis Stanley. “In order for the name to count as ‘valid’ on
the petition, the voter’s name, signature and address must match the information on file in the election commission office. The only exception is if the voter moved within the same precinct.”
In addition, Stanley said updating your voter file now will prevent any problems or delays on election day.
To find out how to change your address with the election office, simply call the election office at 597-4146 or stop by the office on the lower floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse and fill out a change of address form.
Local candidates are reminded if they are seeking an office that pays $500 or more a month and they plan to spend more than $1,000 in the campaign, they must appoint a campaign treasurer. “Before any contributions can be received or monies spent (except for incidental monies spent by a person to determine if he/she is to become a candidate), each candidate must file an Appointment of Political Treasurer form with the appropriate receiving authority,” Stanley said. “A candidate may appoint him/herself or another person as the political treasurer. If a candidate appoints another person to act as a political treasurer, the candidate must co-sign all reports required to be filed under the Campaign Financial Disclosure Act.” “Also, a candidate or political campaign committee must open and maintain a separate bank account into which all campaign contributions must be deposited,” Stanley added. “All expenditures must be made from this campaign account. Under no circumstances may any campaign money be
co-mingled with the candidate’s private funds.”
Meanwhile, Stanley said candidate petitions for next year’s Smithville Municipal Election can be picked up beginning Friday, December 18th. A mayor and two aldermen seats are up for election next year. In addition, petitions for the upcoming August General Election and state primaries can be picked up beginning January 4th.
On the county level, school board candidates run as non-partisan candidates in the August
General Election and five seats are up for grabs this coming year. On the state level, candidates for state representative, state senator, governor and U.S. Congress can run for their respective party nominations in the August primaries, with the winners and any independent candidates squaring off in November.
The qualifying deadline for the August 5, 2010 elections is noon, April 1.

Hazel May Frazier

75 year old Hazel May Frazier of Liberty died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She worked at Prospect for 20 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Douglas and Lera Altie Ashburn Frazier and brothers, Henry, Lester, Azro, and Norman Frazier. She is survived by sisters, Virginia and her husband Joe Hendrixson of Liberty, Neoda and husband Frank Cantrell of Smithville, and Marie and husband Horace Bratcher of Smithville. Brothers, Leo and his wife Mildred Frazier of Soddy Daisy, Junior and his wife Elizabeth Frazier of Liberty, Garlon and wife Ann Frazier of Liberty, and Roscoe and wife Pauline Frazier of Dowelltown. Sisters-in-law, Robbie Joan Frazier of Liberty and Retha Frazier of Sycamore. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.