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Obituaries

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Retired Elmwood community farmer J D Overstreet died at 6:52 p.m., Wednesday evening, September 10, 2014 at his Horseshoe Bend Lane home under the loving care of Highpoint Hospice. He was 88.
His former pastor, Bro. Lee Neal, officiated at the 2 p.m., Sunday afternoon, September 14th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Overstreet Family Cemetery in the Conditt Hollow at Elmwood.
The eldest of six children of the late Horace Jordan Overstreet, who died at the age of 72 on November 4, 1967, and Docia Ann Dickens Overstreet, who died at the age of 81 on March 8, 1974, he was the last surviving and was born J D Overstreet in the Conditt Hollow on April 2, 1926.
Five siblings preceded him in death, Mary Serena Overstreet Mabery, who died October 7, 2010 at the age of 83, Flora Ella Overstreet Tyree, who died January 26, 2012 also at the age of 83, Clyde Hayes Overstreet, who died November 5, 1998 at the age of 68, Riley Alford Overstreet, who died January 17, 2009 at the age of 76 and Jerry Craig Overstreet, who died February 2, 2012.
Three half-sisters also preceded him in death, Carlene Overstreet Harris, who died at the age of 84 on July 19, 1998, Virginia Lucille Overstreet Ponder, who died at the age of 74 on June 7, 1991, and Ruby Frances Overstreet Davis Mosley, who died at the age of 74 on June 7, 1991. The late Blanche Nichols Overstreet, the mother of the three older daughters, was thought to have died as a result of diabetes at the age of 27 on November 17, 1922.
On January 8, 1951, Mr. Overstreet was united in marriage to Elmwood community native, the former Helen Lee Blair.
In addition to farming, he was employed by the former Cumberland Feed Mill for over fifteen years.
He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Sullivans Bend.
Surviving in addition to his wife of almost sixty four years is a daughter: Tammy Overstreet Gibbs, of South Carthage; sister-in-law: Marie Holladay Overstreet, of Cookeville; three grandchildren: Jason Boulton and wife, Cortney, of Elmwood, Justin Boulton with the United States Navy in Oahu, Hawaii and Tristian Boulton, of South Carthage and five great-grandchildren.
The Overstreet family requests memorials to the Overstreet Family Cemetery Mowing Fund.
SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Mrs. Joanne Gannaway, age 79 of Grant, died at 3:28 p.m., Saturday afternoon, September 13, 2014 at the Summit Medical Center after suffering a sudden stroke at her Grant Highway home on Friday, September 12.
A memorial Celebration of Life will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Lighthouse Church on Grant Highway with Bro. Floyd Massey and her pastor, Bro. Doug Dillard, officiating.
Mrs. Gannaway was cremated at Cumberland Family Services in Algood.
Born Joanne Lynch in the Sullivans Bend community on July 21, 1935, she was one of three children of the late Homer Brown Lynch, who died January 14, 2003 at the age of 90, and Helen Duke Thackston Lynch, who died October 27, 2005 at the age of 88.
On September 3, 1955 in Iuka, Mississippi, she was united in marriage to Anniston, Alabama native John Davis Gannaway Jr.  He preceded her in death on September 5, 2013 at the age of 78 following over fifty eight years of marriage.
Mrs. Gannaway was a member of the graduating class of 1953 at Smith County High School.  
While her husband, who was a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer, served with United States Navy, she was employed with GMAC Finance and after moving back to Smith County, worked with the former Cumberland Bank.
She was also active in her community, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, The Emmanuel House, the Smith County Senior Center, and served on the Council for the Aging.
Mrs. Gannaway was a member of the Lighthouse Church.
Surviving are three daughters: Gayle Gannaway & spouse, Kathy, of Dahlonega, GA, Margaret Gannaway, of Jacksonville, FL, Patricia Pulmano, of Pensacola, FL; a granddaughter: Jenafer East & husband, Josh, of Pensacola, FL; brother: Ben Lynch & wife, Janice Crook Lynch, of New Middleton; sister: Norma Lambert, of Soddy-Daisy.
Memorials were requested to the Lighthouse Church or the Emmanuel House.
SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Mrs. Hazel Smithson Tuley, age 87 of Carthage, and widow of the late William Marcus “Bill” Tuley, Jr, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014 at her home.
Mrs. Tuley was born February 8, 1927 in Cannon County, the daughter of the late Lizzy Hancock and Grady Smithson.
She married William Marcus “Bill” Tuley, Jr. on September 19, 1954 and they owned and operated Tuley Furniture Company in Carthage until 1989. Bill preceded her in death on May 5, 2001. Mrs. Hazel was the home demonstration agent for several years and a Home Economics teacher. She was an active member of the Carthage United Methodist Church where she was involved in all facets of church activities.
Mrs. Tuley is survived by son: Marc (Sherry) Tuley, of Carthage; daughter: Margaret T. Blair, of Carthage; granddaughter: Jana Blair, of Carthage; sister: Margarite Cannon, of Franklin.
Funeral services for Mrs. Tuley were conducted on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes with Rev. John Wesley Vaughan and Rev. Jerry Wallace officiating. Interment followed in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
Visitation with the Tuley family was on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service time at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the Tuley family requests that memorials in Mrs. Hazel’s memory be made to the Carthage United Methodist Church.
BASS  of CARTHAGE

Mr. Joe K. Anderson, age 91, of Gordonsville, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage.
Mr. Joe was born June 22, 1923 in Lancaster, the son of the late Leonard and Maisie Bellar Anderson.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, William “Bill” Anderson, and sister-in-law, Sarah Fike Anderson.
He married Ruth Dindinger on October 8, 1948.
Mr. Anderson was a 1940 graduate of Gordonsville High School and later graduated from Tennessee Tech University.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Anderson was principal at Gordonsville High School from 1960 until 1976, when he became the Smith County Superintendent of Schools until 1984. He was elected Mayor of Gordonsville for three consecutive terms spanning from 1988 to 2000.
He was a member of the Lancaster Baptist Church.
Mr. Joe was a charter member of the Southside Lions Club and belonged to several other civic organizations including; New Middleton Masonic Lodge #249 F&AM, Smith County Bicentennial Committee, Smith County Chamber of Commerce, Smith County Library Board, Upper Cumberland Development District, and Nashville & Eastern Railroad Board.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife: Ruth Anderson, of Gordonsville; nephew: William H. “Bill” (Marcia) Anderson, of Reno, NV; niece: Charlotte (Norman) Karin, of Buffalo, NY.
Funeral services for Mr. Anderson were conducted on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes with Bro. Jimmy Gregory officiating. Interment followed in the Gordonsville Cemetery.
Visitation with the Anderson family was held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes only on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service time at 1 p.m.
The Anderson family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Gordonsville Public Library.
BASS  of GORDONSVILLE
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