Ruth White

Ms. Ruth White age 88 of Dowelltown passed away Saturday morning January 3, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born January 13, 1926 to the late Robert and Flora Robinson Thompson. She was a member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church, Smithville Order of the Eastern Star #374, D.A.R. Caney Fork Chapter, United States daughter of 1812 Upper Cumberland Chapter and U.D.C. Murfreesboro #91 she was a real granddaughter, served on DeKalb Co. Election Commission for many years and also past Director of DeKalb Co. Farm Bureau. In addition to her parents Ms. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband James H. White; Daughter: Patricia Ann White; Brother: Robert Michael Thompson. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. David Lunsford and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Sunday from 1:PM until 6:PM and Monday from 10:AM until time of the service at 1:PM. Survivors include 2 Sons: Robert J. “Bobby” (Sarah) White of Alexandria, Stephen A. (Vicky) White of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren: Elizabeth (Bryan) Kleparek of Murfreesboro, James H. White of Dowelltown, Stephanie (Aaron) Lawrence of Murfreesboro, John R. White of Dowelltown, Daniel B. White and Jessica Averette of Murfreesboro; Great Grandchildren: Kyra Kleparek, Logan Lawrence, Keva Kleparek, Taylor White, Carly Lawrence, Lucas & Kirsten Averette; Adoptive Family: Rob & Nora Harvey, Donnie Elledge; Special Friends: Matilda Earl & Caeleb Grey, Oliver Gallet; Sister-in-law: Lorraine (Richard) Engel of Oak Ridge, TN.; Several nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers family asked that donations be made to Dowelltown United Methodist Church building fund or charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Chester Sanders

Chester Sanders age 64 of Smithville passed away Friday January 2, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was born December 30, 1950 to the late Henry Sanders and Lavada Underwood Sanders Sauls. He was self-employed and a member of the People’s Pentecostal Church. In addition to his parents Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by 1 Son: Kevin Sanders; 1 Daughter: Sandy Wheeler; 3 Brothers: Glenn, Johnny and Jackie Sanders. Funeral Services will be held 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Thomas Hewell and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 1:pm until 8:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of service at 2:PM. Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife Patricia Sanders of Smithville; Children: Tammy Chapman, Jeff Sanders and Vanessa Freeman all of Smithville; Grandchildren: Tiffany Gallegos, Brittany Wheeler, Megan Sanders, Kevin Lee Sanders, Angel Sanders, Trista Lopez, Kimberly Freeman, Michael Freeman, Chase Freeman, Jamison Ortiz and Haily Wheeler; Great Grandchildren: Christopher Gallegos, Jasmine Gallegos, Gabrielle Wheeler; Sisters: Janice Rowland and JoAnn Estes both of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Annie Lucille Davenport

85 year old Annie Lucille Davenport of Liberty died Thursday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Dewey Dyer and Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Roy Mathis and Callie Evelyn Chumley and her husband, Carter Glen Davenport. Survivors include her children, Larry Glenn Davenport of Alexandria, Mickey Don and wife Jennifer Davenport of Alexandria, Hugh Dwain and wife Teri Davenport of Celina, and Leanne and husband Jimmy McGill of Knoxville. Grandchildren, Wesley and Jamie, Brian and Kirstin, JR and Samantha, Chris, Heather and Garrett, Timothy and Stephanie, Benjie and Krystal, Brad and Beth, Jennifer and Rodney, Matt and Brittany, Brandon and Kaniesha, Rachel, and Micah. Great grandchildren, Travis, Autumn, Alan, Jackson, Gabriel, Lane, Lydia, Isaiah, Anaiah, Elle, Nolan, Emmy, Rellan, Andrew, Mahala, Lorelai, and Lucas. A sister, Mainelle Derting. Sisters-in-law, Helen and husband Carlos Warden and Earlene and husband Garland Estes. A brother-in-law, Clarence and wife Jimmy Davenport. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Julie Imogene “Jean” Crook

82 year old Julie Imogene “Jean” Crook of Alexandria died Wednesday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Peoples Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Michael Curtis, Jerry Young, and Curtis Young will officiate and burial will be in the Dismal cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Crook; a son, Roy Wayne Crook, a nephew Gary Curtis; and her parents, Shelton Lee Curtis and Martha “Mattie” Malone. She is survived by brothers and sister, Joe and wife Bertha Curtis of Florida, Nora and husband Joe Young of Alexandria, and Doyle and wife Margaret Curtis of Liberty. Special friends, Tony, Janet, Cody, and Dustin Griffith along with several nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.