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Aubrey Lee Williams

Aubrey Lee “Little Red” Williams, age 77, of Hartsville, passed away Friday, January 10, 2020 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Lonnie & Ora Lee Williams; four brothers, H.C., Benton, Bobby & James Williams.

Survivors are: wife, Betty Jane Williams of Hartsville; daughter, Wendy (Greg) Holder of Hartsville; two grandchildren, Haylee & Jess Holder.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Monday, January 13, officiated by Bro. Charlie Patterson.

Honorary pallbearers were: Jess Holder & Joe Donoho.

Active pallbearers were: Howard Haley, Greg Holder, Lloyd Andrews, Wilson Taylor, James McClanahan and Cass Beasley.

Interment was in Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Harold Eugene Sneed

HAROLD EUGENE SNEED

Harold Eugene Sneed, age 75, of Hartsville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at Hartsville Health and Rehab.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Hartsville Memorial Gardens, officiated by Bro. Jimmy Crabtree.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Paul Terry Robinson

Paul Terry Robinson, age 79, of Carthage, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 at Smith County Health Care.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Vestal & Ruby Lee Robinson; brother, Charles Robinson; son, Chad Robinson.

Survivors are: wife, Katherine Robinson of Carthage; son, Kelly (Regina) Robinson of Lafayette; daughter, Stephanie Dixon of Lebanon; sister, Sue Payne of Old Hickory.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, officiated by Bro. Tim Frank.

Interment will be in Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until service time Friday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church at Carthage.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Sherry Angelia Cowles

Sherry Angelia Cowles, age 59, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro.

She was preceded in death by: father, Bonell Caudill, Sr.; stepfather, Gary Bryant Sr.; brother, Bonell Caudill Jr.; nephew, Robert McKay.

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Survivors are: husband of 41 years, Charles “Chuck” Cowles III; son, Charles William “Billy” (Jennifer) Cowles IV; daughters, Keren Cowles & Rebecca Park; six grandchildren, Lester Cowles, Joshua Stewart, Jacob Cowles, Alexandra Park, Jayden Long & James Park; mother, Patricia Wilder Bryant; brothers, Anthony Caudill, Gary (Gabby) Bryant Jr.; sisters, Tina (Rusty) McKay, Deanna (Aaron) Bowers, Kerrie (Joe) Specht; uncle, Larry Caudill; aunt, Arie Wanda Caudill Moore; several nieces, nephews, and other loving family.

Mrs. Cowles was a member of New Beginnings Pentecostal Church in Hartsville. She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, & grandmother.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 23 in the Partlow Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Robert Harvey.

Interment was in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were: Matthew Harvey, Brett Harvey, Jared

Harvey, Don Hamblin, Tommy Bell & Wallace Leslie.

PARTLOW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 615-444-7007, OBITUARY LINE 615-444-7700. partlowchapel.com.

Wayne Edward Jones

Wayne Edward Jones, age 74, of Hartsville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at Quality Center for Rehab & Healing in Lebanon.

He was preceded in death by: parents, J.B. & Neil Jones; brothers, Carroll & Gary Jones.

Survivors are: son, Casey Jones of Hartsville; two daughters, Susan (Brian) Carver of Hartsville, Natae (Aaron) Feenstra of Smyrna; seven grandchildren, Kyle Carver, Katie Carver, Manna Feenstra, Moses Feenstra, Ezra Feenstra, Layla Puckett & Titus Jones; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry (Janet) Jones-of Lebanon, Terry (Marcella) Jones of Hartsville.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 19, officiated by Bro. David Norris.

Pallbearers were: Jeff Taylor, Jackie Gregory, James Conn, Timmy, Dwight & Darrell Jones.

Interment was in Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Doris Vance Cornwell

Doris Vance “Dot” Cornwell, age 85, of Dixon Springs, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Oscar & Edna Kittrell; husband, Kenneth Cornwell; granddaughter, Holly Cornwell; sisters, Anne Linville & Net Petty.

Survivors are: four sons, Mike Cornwell of Dixon Springs, Rick (Jan) Cornwell of Dixon Springs, Dwight (Sheila) Cornwell of Dixon Springs, Don (Anita) Cornwell of Hartsville; four grandchildren, Ryan (Emily) Cornwell, Logan Cornwell, Ashley (Cody) Thayer & Adam Cornwell; caregiver, Lucy Cox.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 19, officiated by Bro. Jack McCall and Bro. Abe Zimmerman.

Honorary Pallbearer was Lucy Cox.

Active Pallbearers were: Mike, Rick, Dwight, Don, Ryan & Emily Cornwell, Logan & Adam Cornwell, Cody & Ashley Thayer.

Interment was in Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Ridge Aken Williams

Ridge Aken Williams, 7-month-old baby boy of Colby & Ashley Williams, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

In addition to his parents he is survived by: his sister, Ellie Rae Williams; grandparents, Kenny & Angie Williams of Hartsville, Charles & Maria Miller of Westmoreland; great-grandparents, Jerry & Deborah Towns of Hartsville, Larry & Brownie Williams of Pleasant Shade; great-great-grandmother, Mary Ruth Halliburton.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 13, officiated by Eld. Jeff Patterson.

Pallbearers were: Logan Williams & Brandon Miller.

Interment was in Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

William Stillwell

William Stillwell, age 82, of Hartsville, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at his home.

No services are planned at this time.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Alma Loyce Taylor

Alma Loyce Taylor, age 78, of Lafayette, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at Gallatin Health Care Center.

She was preceded in death by: husband, Bobby Taylor; granddaughter, Melinda Scruggs; five brothers, Jesse, Ollie, Herbie, Anthony & Bobby Brawner; and sister, Linda Brawner.

Survivors are: two sons, Carl Scruggs of Westmoreland, Ernest (Kelly) Scruggs of Westmoreland; three daughters, Lori Humes of Hartsville, Lisa Wayman of Lafayette, Sharon (John Blakley) Stacey of Lafayette; six grandchildren, Tamera Marshall, Rachael Carter, David Carter, Leslie Scruggs, April McCarter & Christina Stacey; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Roger (Dollie) Brawner of Westmoreland; three sisters, Josephine Brawner of Westmoreland, Charlene Brawner of Lafayette, Shirley Williams of Nashville.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 9, officiated by Bro. G.W. Knight.

Pallbearers were: Terrance Garrett, Wylan Woods, Tyler Puckett, David Carter, Bill Carman & Scotty Pedigo.

Interment was in Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Dewey Langford

Dewey Langford, age 68, of Hartsville, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at his son Scott’s home in Westmoreland.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec. 10, officiated by Bro. Frank Kirby.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Faye Webb

Shirley Faye Webb, age 70, of Bethpage, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at Trousdale Medical Center.

No services are planned at this time.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Vernon Peyton Edison Sr.

Vernon Peyton “Slick” Edison Sr., age 85, of Hartsville, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at Hartsville Health & Rehab.

Mr. Edison was a member of the Hartsville First Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Lon & Neila Edison; two brothers, Jerald Edison & Lon Edison Jr.

Survivors are: wife, Nadine Edison of Hartsville; son, Vernon “Bubba” (Tracy) Edison of Mt. Juliet; two daughters, Penny (Greg) Smith of Mt. Juliet, Rhonda (Steve) Hullett of Rockvale; five grandchildren, Andrea (Jim) Koplinski, Jenna (Brett) Chapman, Halee (Jon) Porter, Murphy Edison & Robby Edison; four great-grandchildren, Savannah Youngblood, Emma Chapman, Landon Edison, Riece Koplinski, Baby Porter due in February; sister, Shirley Carter of Houston, TX.

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 1 PM Thursday, Dec. 5, officiated by Bro. Johnnie Godwin and Bro. Jack McCall.

Honorary Pallbearers will be: Deacons of First Baptist Church, Retired and Active Highway Patrolmen and Bro. Darryl Turner.

Active Pallbearers will be: Murphy & Robby Edison, Brett Chapman, Jon Porter, Jim Koplinski, Steve Hullett, Greg Smith & Roy Scruggs.

Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074,

615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Young Dickens Phipps

Margaret Phipps, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Cookeville.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1925, and raised at Lock 6 on the Cumberland River in Hartsville.

She was a member of Cookeville First United Methodist Church since her marriage in 1948 and assisted with their Youth Programs for several years. She was a member of The Eastern Star.

Survivors include: her loving son and daughter-in-law, Mike (Carrie) Phipps; cousin, Laura Dell Spence; sister-in-law, Ruth Phipps.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by: husband, Perry Lee Phipps, August 2012.

A Celebration of Life for Margaret was held Saturday, Nov. 23, at First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Music Scholarship Fund at Cookeville First United Methodist Church, 165 East Broad Street, Cookeville, Tennessee, 38501.

Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home.

Phillip Dale Evitts

Well-known farmer and agribusiness gentleman, Mr. Phillip Evitts of the Pleasant Shade Community, perished in a house fire at his Stone Branch Road farm home, which was reported to Smith County E-911 at 6:38 p.m. Monday evening. The 61-year-old Mr. Evitts was pronounced deceased at 1:21 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center ER in Carthage.

His brother-in-law, Eld. Ricky Hackett, and his close friend, Eld. Michael Nesbitt, officiated at the 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial was beside his son in the Pleasant Shade Cemetery.

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One of seven children, he was born Phillip Dale Evitts in Carthage and was the son of the late Bobby Gene Evitts, who died at the age of 85 on March 20, 2016 and Mildred Inez Gregory Shoulders Evitts, who died at the age of 87 on Nov. 12, 2014.

Four siblings preceded him in death: an infant sister, Pamela Jane Evitts, who died at the age of six months on June 1, 1960; Billy Gene “Bill” Evitts, who died at the age of 38 on Jan. 30, 1994; twins, Judy Mai Shoulders Spivey, who died June 27, 2017 at the age of 72; and Jimmy Ray Shoulders, who died Oct. 13, 1988 at the age of 43.

On May 13, 1978 at the home of Phillip’s parents, he was united in marriage to Hartsville native, the former Betty Darlene Taylor.

They were preceded in death by a son, Jamison Taylor “Jamie” Evitts, who died as the result of an automobile accident on Nov. 29, 2000 at the age of 16; a niece, Karen Renea Spivey, who died from a childhood disease at the age of 17 on Dec. 8, 1987; nephew, Terry Hix Spivey, who died at the age of 34 on Jan. 2, 2001 as the result of an automobile accident.

Mr. Evitts was well known as the former manager of Smith Farmers Co-op in South Carthage, a position he occupied for over 15 years, and was a charter member of the Smith County Fair Board and also served on the Smith County Beer Board, the Smith County Planning Commission, the Smith County Extension 4-H Board and was widely listened to on Sunday mornings on WCUZ’s Old Fashion Gospel Hour.

He was saved as a young man and was baptized into the full fellowship of the Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church in the Pleasant Shade Community where he was a longtime Deacon and later was ordained and was a member of the Hogans Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to operating his farm he had been employed with ABC Trucking Co. in Lebanon and Consolidated Freightways.

He was a Master Mason and was a member and Past Worshipful Master of the Difficult Benevolent Lodge # 451, F & A M.

Mr. Evitts graduated from Smith County High School in 1975, where he majored in Agriculture.

Surviving in addition to his wife of over 41 years are: their two children, Joseph Dale “Joey” (Krisy) Evitts Dunlap, Becky Evitts (Josh) Howell of the Pleasant Shade Community; sister, Paula Evitts (Ricky) Hackett of the Pleasant Shade Community; brother, Steve (Kay) Evitts of Cookeville; brother-in-law, Troy Spivey of the Pleasant Shade Community; seven grandchildren, Sam, Jack and Millie Cate Evitts, Jay, Luke, Ben, and Will Howell.

The Evitts family has requested memorials to either the Pleasant Shade Fire Department or the Jamie Evitts Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Shelby Ray Duncan Jr.

Shelby Ray Duncan Jr., age 60, of Hartsville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Shelby Ray Duncan Sr. & Shirley Ann Duncan; sister, Cynthia Ann Rodgers; niece, Brandy Rodgers.

Survivors are: wife, Jo Ann Duncan of Hartsville; son, Joey (Virginia) Duncan of Hartsville; daughter, Rachel (Mike) Ballinger of Lebanon; grandson, Austin Ray Duncan; sisters-in-laws, Angela (Jay) Jernigan of Lebanon, Diane (James) McClanahan of Hartsville; best friend, Darlene Gregory of Hartsville.

Memorial services were held on Friday, Nov. 15, at Anthony Funeral Home.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Calvin W. Green Sr.

Calvin W. Green Sr., age 71, of Hartsville, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 at Hartsville Health & Rehab.

Graveside services were held on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Hartsville Cemetery officiated by Bro. Carroll Carman.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E., Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Farris Dean Gross

Farris Dean Gross, age 91, of Hartsville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

She was preceded in death by: husband, Ray Alan Gross; parents, William Jordan and Lou Nunley Gregory; sisters, Neale Armstrong, Lora Gregory and Wilma Jean Gregory.

Survivors are: daughter, Jennifer (Gary) Claridy of Hartsville; three grandchildren, Alan (Laurie) Carman, Matthew (Kim) Duke, Brianna Garrett; four great-grandchildren, Liam Duke, Bo Duke, Nathan Hickman, JonMarie Scruggs.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 12, officiated by Bro. Michael Nesbitt and Bro. Brent Hall.

Honorary pallbearers were: Charles Beasley, Etherage Parker Jr. & Joe Gray Armstrong Jr.

Active pallbearers were: Milton, Darrell & Clay Gross, Ben Matthews, Jason Sullivan and John Scruggs.

Interment was in Hartsville Memorial Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made to Enon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church or Haley’s Hearts Foundation.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Judy Lynn Holland

Judy Lynn Holland, age 52, of Hartsville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at Hartsville Health and Rehab.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Clyde & Lillie Mae Scruggs; sister, Kathy Wiley; brother, Randy Day.

Survivors are: husband, Lonnie Holland of Hartsville; brother, Bill (Janice) Scruggs of Hartsville; niece, Jamie (Brent) Morton of Hartsville; nine nephews, Anthony, David, Nicholas, John & Shawn Ennis, Jonas & Jacob Scruggs, Max Morton & Blaine Holt; sister-in-law, Shirley Ennis of Clarksville; brother-in-law, Eddie Wiley of Monteagle.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 9, officiated by Bro. Dewayne Gregory and Bro. Lee Reels.

Honorary pallbearers were: Mike Fields, Danny Watson, employees of Trousdale County Highway Department, Jonas & Jacob Scruggs and Max Morton.

Active pallbearers were: Randy Summers, Shane Byrd, David Stacey,

Donald Moss Jr., Greg Tomlinson, Michael Oliver, Chuck Carter and Jeremy Scruggs.

Interment was in Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made toward the funeral expenses.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Frank Kenneth Forkum

Frank Kenneth Forkum, age 76, of Hartsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at his home.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the Willow Grove Cemetery, officiated by Bro. Jerome Stewart.

Anthony Funeral Home, 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Kay Dixon

Mary Kay Dixon, age 68, of Hartsville, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Ed & Sue Spears.

Survivors are: husband, Sammy Dixon of Hartsville; daughter, Erin (Matt) Jeffers of Hendersonville; two grandchildren, Emery & Madilynn Jeffers.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Sunday, Nov. 3, officated by Eld. Kevin Harrison.

Pallbearers were: Rex Oldham, Chad Oldham, Roy Gregory, Matt Smith, Steve Moore, Lannas Smith and Martin Boles.

Interment was in Dixon Springs Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Haley’s Hearts Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.