Obituaries

Wilodean "Mama Dean" Turner

Aug 19
Smithville
DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Wilodean "Mama Dean" Turner age 80 of Smithville, passed away Saturday morning, August 19, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Sparta. She was born January 8, 1937 to her parents, the late Calvin and Vergie Hubbard Blair. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Judy Thomason; grandson, Michael Bly; brother, Eugene Blair and sister, Brenda Colgan. She was a member of In Christ United Church and a retired factory worker, having worked at Texas Boot and Genesco. Mama Dean is survived by 1 daughter, Rita (Richard) Franklin of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Chris (Jamie) Franklin, Stacey Robinson (Jeremy Bilbrey), Stephanie (Kenny) Murphy, Steven (Christy) Bly and Brian (Kayla) Bly; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 brother, Paul (Gail) Blair of Smithville; 4 nieces and nephews, and special friend, Glenda Stanley. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, August 23 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Richard Franklin officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Tuesday 10:AM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise Overstreet

Aug 18
Elmwood
Sanderson Funeral Homes

Mrs. Louise Overstreet, age 86, of the Conditt Hollow in Elmwood, died Friday morning, August 18, at The Pavilion in South Carthage. She is survived by: daughter, Janice Vantrease of Gaithersburg, Maryland; son, Michael Overstreet and wife Lisa of Elmwood; 2 grandsons, Stephen Overstreet and wife Beth of Tanglewood, Adam Overstreet of Elmwood; 4 great-grandchildren, Hailey Raye Overstreet, Emma Claire Overstreet, Karleigh Rena’ Overstreet and Jasmine Rayne Overstreet.

Mrs. Overstreet is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon, August 20, at 1:00 PM. Bro. Wallace Caldwell will officiate. Interment in the Dickens Cemetery in Maggart. Active pallbearers are: Terry White, Shane White, Brent White, James Kemp, Greg Wilson, Frank Woodard, Jonathan Roberts, Bradley Overstreet and Bryant Lewis.

Visitation will begin on Saturday afternoon from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to the Shriners Hospital (Orthopedic).

Edward Franklin Tucker

Aug 18
Cannon Count
Woodbury Funeral Home

Edward Franklin Tucker, age 83, passed away Friday August 18, 2017. He was a native of Cannon County.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy Mae Cummings Tucker of Bradyville, TN; daughter, Edwina (Robert) Ward and their children, Dustin and Elizabeth Ward and Justin and Emily Ward; son, David (Anna) Tucker and their children, Shelby Tucker and Willie Love. Also surviving are brothers, Kenneth Tucker and AveryTucker; sisters, Patricia (Fred) Fann, Faye Elam and Regenia (Richard) Grissom. He has numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Odie Sissom Tucker, his baby sister, Sharon Tucker and his baby brother, Milan Tucker and 3 nephews and 1 niece.

Edward was a member of Sanders Fork Baptist Church. He was an electrician and had been retired from I.B.E.W. local union 429 for 28 years. After retirement, he enjoyed farming and being a loving husband, daddy, pa, uncle, brother, friend and neighbor.

Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Monday August 21, 2017 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Marvin Davenport and Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the private family Tucker Cemetery located on the family farm. Visitation will be Sunday 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Monday 3:00 PM until time of service.

Pallbearers include Michael Young, Marty Tucker, Ken Tucker, Glenn Fann and Fred Tucker, Jr.

James Dorris Sadler

Aug 17
Bradyville
Woodbury Funeral Home

James Dorris Sadler, 81, Thurs., August 17, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Davidson Co. and resided in Bradyville.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kathy Harmon Sadler of Bradyville; children, Jimmy Ray (Rita) Sadler and James Dean (Mary) Sadler both of Bradyville , Deborah Kay (Tammy) Sadler of Murfreesboro, Lola Mae (Travis) Cook of Bradyville; grandchildren: Michelle Hawkins, Benjamin Ray Sadler, Joshua Dorris Sadler, James Houston Sadler, Katy Sadler, Faith Sadler, James Nicholas Dorris Sadler, Lucas Wayne Barrett; siblings, Faye Huddleston of Lebanon and Johnny (Linda) Sadler of Bradyville; sister-in-law: June Sadler of Murfreesboro; 5 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandson also surviving.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Taft & Marie Simmons Sadler and his brother, Doyle Sadler.
Dorris was a member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ and the Masonic Lodge #774 of Woodbury. A veteran of the Army, he was a 101st Airborne Ranger. He worked as a steamfitter for TVA for 22 years. A strong man of God who truly loved his family. He had many hobbies including fishing, landscaping, gardening and growing fruit trees.

Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Al Bugg, Jr. Interment will follow in the Cherry Cemetery. Pallbearers include Bobby Simpson, Brad Hall, Craig Banks, Sonny Vaughn, Dallas Joyce and Donald Day and Honorary Pallbearer, Harry Smith.
Visitation 2 pm to 8 pm Saturday, August 19, 2017; Masonic Service will begin at 8 pm following visitation.

Richard Evitts

Aug 16
Hermitage
Sanderson Funeral Homes

Mr. Richard Evitts, age 55, of Hermitage, died Wednesday, afternoon, August 16. He is survived by: father and step-mother, Aaron and Doreen Evitts of Russell Hill; 3 sisters, Sharon Troutt and husband Hollis of Gallatin, Lisa Thompson and husband Barry of California, Traci Oaks and husband Ben of White House; brother, Chris Evitts and wife Melissa of Gallatin; 3 step-sisters, Kelly Clement of Elmira, New York, Katy Clement of Denver, Colorado, Kerry Clement of Russell Hill; 3 sons, Richard Evitts Jr of Murfreesboro, Daniel Evitts of Murfreesboro, Joshua Evitts of Hermitage and fiancee’ Michelle Wade; 1 grandchild.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 9:00 AM on Saturday morning, August 26, at Pleasant Shade Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Shade. Eld. Phillip Evitts will officiate. Interment with Full Military Honors in the Pleasant Shade Cemetery.

Visitation with family will be after the service.

Steven K. Cantrell

Aug 16
Smithville
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home

Steven K. Cantrell of Smithville passed away Wednesday. He was Baptist, production worker, and former DCHS teacher. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, B.L. and Eva Cantrell and a brother, Kevin Cantrell. Survivors include a niece, Leslie and husband Joe Bounds and great nephews, Tyler and Brantley Bounds all of Partlow, Virginia. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the DeKalb County 4-H Club.

Glynn Allen Poss

Aug 15
Smithville
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home

73 year old Glynn Allen Poss of Smithville passed away Tuesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a Baptist and retired from Kingston Timers. The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service time at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Everett and Wilma Catherine Taylor Poss and four brothers, Clifton, Mason, William, and Benjamin Poss. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, John Ann Poss of Smithville. One daughter, Rita and Doug Haston of Smithville. One son, Darrell Poss of Smithville. One granddaughter, Jessica and Pete Taylor of Smithville. Two grandsons, Cody Poss and his fiancé Kayla Melton of Woodbury and Logan Poss of Smithville. Three great grandchildren, Aiden Taylor, Adelann Taylor, and Baylor Poss. One brother, Dean Poss of Smithville. Two sisters, Reba Knowles of Smithville and Wanda Dickens of Hendersonville. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. View Baptist Church Building Fund.