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Donna Napier

Dec 11, 1938 - Oct 31, 2023

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Smithville, TN

Donna Jean (Blades) Napier, age 84, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Heavenly Father on October 31, 2023, at her residence. She was born December 11, 1938, in West Frankfort, Illinois, to her parents, the late Robert Willis Blades and Tressie Sybil (Burlison) Blades. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thurman Napier; devoted son, Thomas Napier; and three precious grandchildren, Stacey Bain Powell, Dusty Bain, and Amy Napier Miller; four siste...Read More

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Frank Buck

Sep 25, 1943 - Jan 23, 2024

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Smithville, TN

"Frank Forrest Buck dedicated his life to serving the people of Tennessee, leaving an indelible mark on the state's political landscape. He was born on September 26th, 1943, in Trousdale County. He witnessed his parents' struggles during the Great Depression. Despite hardships, he pursued education, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee Technological University and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee Law School. Buck's political career spanned an impressive thirty-six years in the Tennessee House of Representatives, where he championed ethics reform and transportation initiatives. He fought against corruption, exposing unethical practices like the whiskey-for-votes racket in DeKalb County. A devoted family man, Buck owned a law practice with his wife, Lena Ann Graves Buck, and raised four daughters: Kathy, Melinda, Sara, and Jennifer. He took pride in passing legislation like the ""Lemonade Stand Bill,"" protecting small entrepreneurs from unnecessary regulations. In February 2008, Buck announced his retirement from politics, ending a remarkable career marked by integrity and dedication. He passed away on January 24th, 2024, at a nursing home in Smithville, Tennessee, leaving behind a legacy of service and principled leadership that will be remembered for generations to come. "

Margaret Ann Burgess

Jan 28, 1936 - Feb 23, 2024

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Smithville, TN

Margaret Ann Burgess, age 88, of Smithville, TN passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, at her residence. She was a native of Sparta, TN, a homemaker, loved listening to music, and singing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgel and Myrtle Bennett Flatt; and her husband, Franklin Burgess. She is survived by two daughters, Tammy Enoch (Brian) of Smithville, TN, and Misty Roskam of Lawrenceburg, TN; one son, Ben Burgess of Lawrenceburg, TN; twelve grandchildren, Britney Turnbull (Keegan), Deven Whitehead (Savanna), Travis Whitehead (Chelsea), Faith Lopp (Devon), Ben Burgess, Jr., Jeffrey Burgess, Hannah Flores, Breanna, Tyler, Corey, Savanna, and Mason; and eleven great-grandchildren. Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday, February 26, 2024, at Neal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 11:00 AM Monday, February 26, 2024, with Art McCormack officiating. Interment will follow at Mimosa Cemetery in Lawrenceburg, TN.

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Pauline Dodd

Jun 28, 1936 - Feb 16, 2024

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Smithville, TN

Pauline Dodd age 87 of Smithville, passed away Friday night February 16, 2024 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born June 28, 1936 to her parents, the late James and Rosie May Bayne Morris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Dodd; son, Jimmy Wade Thomason; daughter, Brenda Gail Thomason; granddaughter, Paula Joe Young; sister, Nellie Tyree; 2 brothers, James Albert Morris and John Morris. Mrs. Pauline went to school at Watertown, was of the Baptist faith and a factory worker. She is survived by 2 daughters, Carolyn Farrar of Murfreesboro and Janey (Larry) Dickens of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Joseph McGuire, Brandon McGuire, Joe Young, II, Corey (Rebecca) Dickens, Eric (Nikki) Dickens; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Charlie Morris of Watertown; sister, Frances Dodd of Alexandria. Funeral services will be 2:PM Monday February 19, 2024 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. BJ Thomason officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the DeKalb Animal Coalition, in memory of Mrs. Pauline. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is honored to care for the Dodd family. To to the family or in memory of Pauline (Morris) Dodd, please

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Patrick Patton

Feb 08, 1933 - Feb 08, 2024

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Smithville, TN

Patrick Patton age 91, of McMinnville, passed away Thursday night February 8, 2024, at N H C Healthcare of Smithville. He was born February 8, 1933, to his parents, the late Herman and Virgie Green Patton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, J.M. Patton, Vernon Patton, and Raymond Patton. Mr. Patton was a member of Christ Chapel Church, Retired from U. S. Air Force, and Retired as Central Office Supervisor with Ben Lomand. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Reba Patton of McMinnville; 2 sons, Timothy Patton of Smithville and Douglas Patton of McMinnville; 2 grandchildren, Justin Patton, and Allison Patton; sisters, Lois Hughes of Florida, Louise (Tom) Dubbs of Missouri, Lillian (Ernie) Bolin of Missouri; brother, Jerry (Jane) Patton of Florida. Funeral services will be 1:PM Thursday, February 15, 2024, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Rev. Sommer Worley officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be Wednesday 2:PM till 5:PM and on Thursday 10:AM till the time of the at 1:PM. The family ask in addition to flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is honored to care of the Patton family. To to the family or in memory of Patrick Patton, please

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Alfred H. Cromwell

Apr 08, 1933 - Jan 26, 2024

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Smithville, TN

Alfred H. Cromwell, age 90, of Smithville, TN. died January 26, 2024 in Smithville, TN. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy in July of 2011. There are no immediate survivors. Interment was on February 8, 2024 in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo, Ohio. To to the family or in memory of Alfred H. Cromwell, please

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Zada Nell Redmon Pinegar

Nov 13, 1935 - Feb 02, 2024

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Smithville, TN

Zada Nell Redmon Pinegar She went into eternity with her Lord and Savior. A Christian and Baptist, she is a member of Indian Creek Missionary Baptist Church. She worked in the local shirt factory prior to obtaining certifications in practical nursing, lab and x-ray technology. Zada worked for Dr. WW Knowles until he retired, and some local MDs bought the facility. She worked for the local hospital under many different organizations & names in the radiology department. After leaving the hospital she worked in the office of Dr. Jerry Puckett until she retired from the healthcare profession. She didn’t quit working, she was a dealer for Avon, Watkins and Stanley and worked 5 booths at the Parkland Flea market for many years. She loved being outside in her flowers and working in the garden. Zada has lived at the Webb House retirement center since the death of her childhood friend and loving spouse—Charles Edward Pinegar. She was also preceded in death by her parents—Robert Lee & Ova Douglas Redmon. Siblings that preceded: Anna Musice-Hughes, Jessie Redmon, Reba Hayes, Nettie Redmon, Myrtle Foster-Wheelock-Leonard, and Nelson Redmon. Surviving to cherish her memories: Children-Charles Michael (Gloria) Pinegar and Teresa Ann (Terry) Maxwell. Grandchildren-Heather (Chris) Young, Amanda Maxwell and Robert Maxwell. Great grandchildren-Trinity and Denton Young, Gavin and Braxton Bain, and Brooklynn Maxwell. Siblings- Leslie Redmon (Charleston, SC) and Marie Redmon-Mehringer (Jasper, IN). Many loving and sweet nieces, nephews and extended family. In lieu of flowers, one may make donations to Lighthouse Boys’ & Girls’ Ranch, Gideon’s or a charity of your choice in Zada’s name. May God bless your life journey! Funeral services will be conducted at 2:PM Sunday, February 4, 2024 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Jason Lohorn, and Bill Robertson officiating and burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 4:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is honored to care for the Pinegar family. To to the family or in memory of Zada Nell (Redmon) Pinegar, please

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Dannie Haley

Died : Jan 27, 2024

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Smithville, TN

Dannie Haley age 85 of the Sycamore Community, went home to be with the Lord Saturday morning, January 27, 2024 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Haley and daughter, Vicki (Lanny) Sandlin. The funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and a complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced on Sunday afternoon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is honored to care for the Haley family. To to the family or in memory of Dannie Haley, please

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Margaret Peggy Bontrager

Jul 23, 1942 - Jan 21, 2024

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Smithville, TN

Margaret "Peggy" Bontrager, 81 of Smithville, TN and formerly of Darien Center, NY sadly passed on to Heaven to be an Angel of GOD, January 21, 2024 with her loving husband of 62 years by her bedside, holding her hand and singing, "Have I told you lately that I love you" and "You are my Sunshine", both songs which meant a lot to each other of them. Peggy was preceded in death by her Father, William Buyers and her Mother, Charlotte (Austin) Buyers and her brother, Gary. Peggy is survived by her youngest brother, Robert Buyers of PA, her loving husband, Eugene, their dog and companion BABY and their 5 children; Steven (Letisha), Shelly (partner) Donald, Sherry (Shawn) Choate, Brian (Marcia) and Guy (Jennifer), her grandchildren, Erica, Casey and Nickolas, Kyle, Klint, and Wyatt, and Kelli (Benny), Casey and Andrew, her great-grandchildren, Alex, Connor, Nicholas, Cooper, Brooklyn and Chance. Peggy also left behind several Nieces and Nephews along with their families and survived by her dearest sisters-in-law, Carolyn and Rhonda. Peggy was a devoted wife, mother and friend, she helped raise their children while working at Greenwoods Restaurant in Darien and returning to College to become a Registered Nurse. Afterwards, she helped Gene run their business, Ringneck Hunting Preserve, where she met, entertained and laughed with the hunters and their families. All of whom became very good friends. She was always helping others as she so often helped her children. Peggy loved to travel when given the opportunity. Traveling to St. Kitts with the "clan", Cruising to the Caribbean and vacationing in Florida were among her favorites. Peggy also loved to sit and play penny slots at the Casino and at times, winning thousands of Pennies! Peggy did not want a funeral with a Casket to gaze at, but instead chose to have a Celebration of Life with family and friends, singing and laughing, remembering when she was vibrant and healthy. Peggy did not like to be the center of attention though her smile and kindness always gave her away. The family will be determining a future Celebration of Life in the Spring when the Sun is warm and the Flowers are in bloom, at a later date, most likely in Darien NY. The family will be having an open house on Sunday, January 28, 2024 for any friends and family who wish to visit the family all day at her home. All will be welcome. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is honored to care for the Bontrager family. To to the family or in memory of Margaret "Peggy" (Buyers) Bontrager, please

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James "Buddy" Allen Hedgepath

Nov 02, 1938 - Jan 04, 2024

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Smithville, TN

James "Buddy" Allen Hedgepath, age 85, of Smithville, TN passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2024. Buddy was born in Nashville, Tennessee. A graveside service for Buddy will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

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Vona Mable Ballew Davis

Feb 21, 1940 - Jan 06, 2024

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Smithville, TN

Vona Mable Ballew Davis age 83, passed away January 6, 2024, at N H C Healthcare Smithville. She was born February 21, 1940 to her parents the late, Norman and Lovie Selby Simmons. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter, Marie Ballew Barrett; siblings, Virgie Simmons, Buster Simmons, Ethel Hedges, Irene Taylor, Vitalla Emery, Vena Davis, and Merle Simmons; the father of her children, Beacher Ballew. Ms. Mable was of the Baptist Faith and worked as Sales Represenative for Dollar General Store. She is survived by her son, Hank (Charlotte) Ballew of Clarksville; grandchildren, Hank (Lisa) Ballew, JR., of Clarksville, Tressa (Lewis) Lastik of Clarksville, Brad (Holly) Williams of Cookeville, Keisha (Tony) Smith of Sparta, Nikki Barrett of Gallatin; great-grandchildren, Zackary Smith, Gavin and Tyler Williams, and Nicholas (Cainey) Ballew, Jack Elliot Ballew; great-great-grandchild, Judy Bee Ballew; brothers, David Simmons of FL and Frank Simmons of VA. The family has honored Ms. Mable's request to be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 11;00AM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 10:00AM until the time of the service at 11:00AM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers the family ask donations to be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. To to the family or in memory of Mable Ballew (Simmons) Davis, please

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