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Phillip Sanker

Nov 07, 1950 - Oct 18, 2023

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Smithville, TN

Phillip Gerry Sanker, 72 of Smithville, Tennessee passed from this life on Wednesday, October 18, 2023.Phillip was born Tuesday, November 7, 1950, in Mobile, Alabama, and he was the son of the late Clayton Sanker and the late Imogene (Pierce) Sanker. Phil worked for the railroad as a conductor and also painted for the Painters Union. Phil loved all of his family immensely and was a very jovial and charismatic soul. He enjoyed Tennessee Football and fishing. Phil never met a stranger and had ...Read More

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Gregory Allen Laboe

Aug 24, 1959 - Mar 01, 2024

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null, TN

Gregory Allen Laboe age 64 passed away Friday, March 1, 2024. He was born August 24, 1959, to his parents, his late mother, Mary Elaine Bourassa Laboe and his father Joseph James Laboe. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by brother, Joseph Benjamin Laboe; his beloved dog, Forest. Mr. Laboe was affiliated with Woodbury Church of Christ, and he worked as a Handyman. He is survived by children, Heather Pruitte of Carthage, and Crystal Laboe of South Carolina; grandchildren, Zackery Pruitte, Tyler Pruitte, Blake Pruitte, Adalynn Laboe, and Everly Conley; father, Joseph Laboe of Smithville; siblings, Valerie Laboe of Smithville, and Kenneth Laboe of Smithville; the love of his life, Janice Laboe. The family has honored Mr. Laboe's request to be cremated and there are no services planned at this time. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is honored to care for the Laboe family. To to the family or in memory of Gregory Allen Laboe, please

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Anthony Wayne Hale

Sep 05, 1991 - Mar 01, 2024

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Smithville, TN

Anthony Wayne Hale age 32 of Smithville passed away Friday night, March 1, 2024 in Smithville. He was born in Cincinatti, Ohio on September 5, 1991 to his parents, Raven McCloud and Candy Hale. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Eugene Wilkey; 2 brothers, David Hall and John Keith Hale; aunts, Penny Hale, Connie Brownfield, Cynthia Hale, Clara May Wilkey, Reba Jean Wilkey; uncles, Phillip Wilkey, Joe Wilkey, Sr. and Joseph Harrison. He was of the Baptist faith and a handyman. He is survived by children, Bethany Dillon, Leuana Cullum, Emmitt Hale, Abigail Hale and Eppy Brown all of Smithville; father, Raven McCloud of Cincinatti, OH; mother, Candy Hale; step-dad, John Hale (Melissa Templeton) both of Smithville; 2 sisters, Rebecca (William) Dickens, April (Doug) Barnes; 4 brothers, Larry Stump, Rickey Hall, Johnny Hall (Morgan Green) and Terry (Christie) Hale all of Smithville; grandmother, Carolyn Davis of Smithville; Papa, Charlie and Ellen Hale; aunts, Ginger Anderson, Pauline Crook and Betty Pack; uncles, Roy Wilkey, Tom Hale, Steve (Linda) Hale, Leroy Hale and David Brownfield; special cousins, Joe Wilkey (Shaska Winnett), Daniel Anderson; nieces, Sophie Demonbreun, Brooklyn Barnes, Alexis Barnes; nephews, Aiden Hale, Cain Hall, Colin Dickens, Sean Dickens, Ethan Barnes and a host of cousins. Funeral services will be 1:PM Friday, March 8, 2024 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Joe Wilkey and Eugene Lawson officiating and burial will follow in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 2:PM until 7:PM and Friday 10: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 honored to care for the Hale family. To to the family or in memory of Anthony Wayne Hale, please

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Amy Livia Robinson

May 13, 1929 - Mar 01, 2024

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Smithville, TN

Amy Livia Robinson age 94, of Smithville, passed away at her residence Friday, March 1, 2024. She was born May 13, 1929, to her parents the late Arsenie S. and Livia Igrisan Lucaciu. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Robinson; brother, Julius Lucaciu. Ms. Amy was a member of Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church and a Missionary for 31 years. She is survived by 2 children, Ken (Bea) Robinson of Murfreesboro, and Rebecca (Dave) Parker of Smithville; grandchildren, Paul Holland, Chloe (Collin) Calhoun, Claire Robinson, Zach (Amanda) Parker, Sammantha Parker, Hannah Parker; great-grandchildren, Brett Calhoun, Cameron Calhoun; sister, Marion (Tom) Monroe of Michigan; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 4, 2024, at 3:00PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk and Bro. Andy Patterson officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday March 4, 2024 at 11:00AM until the time of the service at 3:00PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is honored to care for the Robinson family. To to the family or in memory of Amy Livia Robinson, please

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Wenona "Pat" Delaine Owen Odom

Aug 12, 1932 - Feb 09, 2024

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Smithville, TN

Wenona “Pat” Delaine Owen Odom, age 91, of Smithville, Tennessee, formerly of Flowery Branch, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 9, 2024 at home surrounded by family. She was born on August 12, 1932, in Fort Payne, Alabama, to the late Riley Owen and Jessie Estelle Hampton Owen. On February 24, 1951, Wenona embarked on a lifelong journey with her best friend and soulmate, Russell (Bill) Odom. Wenona was a quiet, extraordinary woman with a heart full of love and talents that knew no bounds. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother with a strong faith and a kind spirit that touched the lives of all that knew her. She found joy in the simple pleasures of life—reading, cooking, quilting, tending to her garden, admiring flowers, rocking on the front porch, and going to flea markets. Her dedication to her family was unmatched. Wenona is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 73 years, Russell (Bill) Eugene Odom, who supported and cared for her unconditionally during their marriage, illness, and her final days. She also leaves behind her sons, Jeff Odom and his wife Helen of Smithville, TN; Mark Odom of Smithville, TN; daughter Delaine Williams and her husband Glenn of Flowery Branch, GA; Daughter-in Laws, Venise Tuttle of Sneedville, TN; Delores Kimbrell of Cornelia, GA. Grandchildren, Lee Odom of Cleveland, GA; Crissy (Jay) Ivey of Belmont, GA; Brandy Bonner of Gainesville, GA; Amy (Eric) Stevens of Flowery Branch, GA; Ashley (Eric) Webb of Clarksville, GA. Will (Brittney) Odom of Smithville, TN; Whitney (Chas) Keithan of Soddy-Daisy, TN; Taylor Williams of Gainesville, GA; Courtney Odom of Smithville, TN; Morgan (Jeremy) Whitlow of Lafayette, TN; Siblings include sister, Helen White of Douglasville, GA; brother , Alfred (Annie May) Owen of Fort Payne, AL; Sister-in-Law, Sandra Owen of Fort Payne, AL. She is also survived by her 13 great-grandchildren Hunter; Conner; Bailey; Eastin; Gage; Judson; Jolie; Lucas; Charlie; Scarlet; Lainey; Bella; Aubrey; numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog, Danielle. In addition to her parents, Wenona was preceded in death by sons, Steve (Venise) Odom; Barry Odom, and his wife, Judy; Joel (Delores) Odom; brothers, Winston Owen and his wife, Barbara; Roland (Sandra) Owen; J.W. Owen; sisters, June Owen; Carylon Owen; brother-in-law, Mickey White. Family and friends are invited to share in the celebration of Wenona’s life. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, from noon to 2:00 PM at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 4100 Falcon Pkwy, Flowery Branch, Georgia. Funeral Services will follow at same location beginning at 2:00 PM. Rev. Scott Wilson will be officiating. Internment will take place in the church cemetery, immediately following the service. Flowers are welcome or donations can be made in memory of Wenona Odom to Gentiva Hospice, 28 Snow Hollow Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110. DeKalb Funeral Chapel, Smithville, TN is honored to care for the Odom family. To to the family or in memory of Wenona "Pat" Dalanie (Owen) Odom, please

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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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