Jerry Dewayne Evans

Dec 10
DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Jerry Dewayne Evans age 56 of McMinnville, passed away Sunday night, December 10, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was born December 9, 1961 to his parents, the late James F. and Edith Young Evans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded n death by his wife, Donna G. Evans. Jerry was a nursery worker. He is survived by 2 step-children, Amanda (Jeremy) Henry of McMinnville and Charles Shannon (Jennifer) Adcock of Smithville; 4 step-grandchildren, Ryan and Ethan Carter, Makenzey Henry and Nate Adcock; 2 brothers, Michael and Phillip Evans. The family has chosen a direct cremation. There will be a Graveside Memorial Service, Thursday, December 14, 2017 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Nathan Thomason officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Ray Barrett

Dec 9
Cannon County
Woodbury Funeral Home

Donald Ray Barrett, 81, Sat., December 09, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford. He was a native of Cannon Co. TN.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Prater Barrett of Woodbury; children, Denise (Scottie) Caffey, Donna (Ricky) Davis, Annette (Joe) Rice, Lori (Steve) Jones all of Woodbury, Michael (Leslie) Prater of KY, Darcy Lack and Scott Barrett both of Murfreesboro; Sisters-in-law, Linda (Dicky) Bedwell, Mary Wiley Gunter, Shirley (Earl) St. John of Nashville; Brothers-in-law, Leon (Audrey) Morris of Murfreesboro and Wayne Watson of Woodbury; Grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Did & Lizzie Wimberly Barrett; Sister & Brother-in-law, Georgia & Tadpole Lance, Sister-in-law, Loretta Dodd and the mother of his children, Martha Jo Watson Barrett.

Donald was a member of the Church of Christ and a veteran of the Army. He was well known as a Farrier, Farmer and was retired from Bunny Bread. He was a member of the Cannon Co. Walking Horse Association and former board member. Donald was one of the original signers to form the CCWHA Campground. He loved the mountain and wanted to make sure the campground was kept up for generations to come.

Funeral Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup, Kathy Grant, Joe Rice and Raymond Robinson officiating. Interment will follow Riverside Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 9 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

For those wishing to do so, donations may be made to the Cannon Co. Walking Horse Assoc. %Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or to leave condolences for the family please visit

Toledo Byrd

Dec 9
DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Toledo Byrd age 61 of Dowelltown, passed away Saturday night, December 9, 2017 at her residence. She was born January 10, 1956 to her parents, the late Melvin Edward and Gladys Alberta Adamson Byrd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Dean Yaney and Vetrice Cook; 1 brother, Clay Byrd; 2 brothers-in-law, Marvin Yaney and Billy Cook, Sr. and 1 sister-in-law, Linda Byrd. Toledo was a Pentecostal and worked as a switchboard operator with the V.A. She is survived by 3 children, Melvin (Shelia) McCloud of McMinnville, Todd McCloud of Smithville and Tolesha Suggs of Sparta; 7 grandchildren, Brett Earls, Tyler, Logan and Lexi McCloud, Conner, Cadance and Jieseyn "Jiebo" Suggs; 2 great-grandchildren, Addyson and Melody Earls; 2 brothers, Jerry Byrd of Dowelltown and Frosty Byrd of Smithville; special caregiver and cousin, Penny Martin and Alexis Bennett; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 11:AM Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Connie Brown officiating and burial will follow in Poplar Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Visitation will be Tuesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Weaver Jo Tenpenny Sikes

Dec 9
Woodbury Funeral Home

Weaver Jo Tenpenny Sikes, 87, of Readyville passed away at her home Saturday, December 9, 2017. She was 87,

Funeral services will be 11 am Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday, Dec. 9, 2017 from 4 pm till 8 pm and Tuesday from 9 am till 11 am.

Her full obituary will be added as soon as it it finalized.

Dwight Cantrell

Dec 8
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home

65 year old Dwight Cantrell of Smithville passed away at his residence. He was disabled, a Baptist, and a veteran of the U,S. Army. The funeral will be on Monday at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 am until the service at 2:00 pm. He was preceded in death by his father, John Hampton Cantrell, Jr. and two brothers, Doug Johnson and Johnny Cantrell. Survivors include a Daughter, Alice & Michael Wills of Alexandria; two Sons, Dwight David & Angela Cantrell of Alexandria and James Patrick & Catherine Cantrell of Brush Creek; eleven Grandchildren, one Great-Grandchild; Mother, Helen & Jewel Johnson of Smithville; four Brothers, Dwayne Cantrell of Alexandria, Benny Cantrell, Jeff Johnson & Terry Johnson, all of Smithville; seven Sisters, Judy & Tony Watson, Nita & Joey Steakley, Tonya Menix, Deanna Brooks, Michelle Snipes, Tammy Cantrell, and Rebecca Cantrell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Charley Litherland

Dec 7
Sanderson Funeral Homes

Mr. Charley Litherland, age 73, of Lafayette, died Thursday morning, December 7, at Cura Health in Nashville. He is survived by: wife, Dinah Sullins Litherland; daughter, Danielle Layne and husband Kenneth of Athens, TN; God-daughter, Kailey Turner and husband Travis of Lafayette; 3 grandchildren, Alexis Layne, William Layne, Carter Layne; 2 God-grandchildren, Calista Turner and Aaron Turner.

Mr. Litherland is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Graveside Service and Interment will be conducted on Wednesday afternoon, December 13, at 1:00 PM at Ridgewood Cemetery. Pastor Gary Miller and Bro. John Ledford will officiate.

Visitation at the funeral home will be on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until leaving for the cemetery at 12:45 PM.

Mary Judkins Adcock

Dec 7
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home

84 year old Mary Judkins Adcock of Smithville passed away at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dwight Knowles and Johnny Adcock will officiate and burial will be in the Jaco Judkins Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James M. Adcock; parents, Jess and Eva Judkins; a son, Calvin Adcock; three daughters, Janice Adcock, Deborah Adcock, and Patricia Adcock. Siblings, Earlene Jeffries, Elsie Adcock, Norvell Judkins, Hobert Judkins, Harry Judkins, and John Judkins. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Steve Merz of Smithville. A son, Lee Merz of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Stephanie and Wayne Reagan of Smithville, Mason Brandt and Daniel Brandt of Murfreesboro, Quentin Adcock of Smithville, and Ashley Brandt of Florida. Nine great grandchildren, Makira Johnson, Ricky Perry, Allie Key, Emma Johnson, Aspen Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Kelvin Reagan, and Brantley Adcock all of Smithville, and Daniel Brandt of Murfreesboro. Two sisters, Gloria Martin of Smithville and Jessie Fleming of Indiana. Two brothers, Lewis Judkins and Frank Judkins of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. In addition to flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church Children's Sunday School fund.