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Retired Carthage businessman Dalton “Dude” Minchey died at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday morning, October 7, 2015, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where he had been treated for bladder failure and a heart condition since September 24th. He was 85.
Funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted Sunday afternoon, October 11th, at 1 p.m. with Edward L. Anderson officiating. Mrs. Minchey’s niece, Sis. Patsy Hunt Vinson, delivered the eulogy. Burial followed in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Minchey was born Dalton Clifford Minchey in the Wartrace Creek community of Jackson County on September 4, 1930 and was one of nine children of the late Johnnie B. Minchey, who died August 8, 1965 at the age of 73, and Maggie L. Sneed Minchey, who died April 4, 1944 at the age of 43.
Six siblings preceded him in death, Lorelle Minchey Bowman, who died at the age of 70 on January 29, 2006, Windolean Minchey, who died in childhood at the age of 10 on April 13, 1936, Glenn Minchey, who died at the age of 83 on May 30, 2004, Alton C. Minchey, who died at the age of 73 on July 22, 2013, Clanton Clay Minchey, who died at the age 60 in May of 1980, Coyal Minchey who died at the age of 66 on December 23, 1989.
On May 8, 1954 in Rossville, Georgia he was united in marriage to Hogans Creek community native Edith Marie Bennett.
Mr. Minchey’s entire career was spent in the service station business in Carthage. 
In 1951, his career began with employment with Woodard Service Station, which was located on the Carthage side at the foot of the Cordell Hull Bridge, and in 1964 he and his wife purchased the Carthage Gulfpride Station, which was across from the Upper Cumberland Electric Corporation corporate offices which later became offices for the “Courier”. The name was later changed to Carthage Gulf and following British Petroleum’s purchased of the Gulf Oil Corporation, it was changed to Carthage BP. The Mincheys operated the station until their retirement in 1992. His total career in the automotive industry spanned over forty-three years. Following retirement, he did a few oil changes and minor auto repairs at his auto shop on Dixon Springs Highway across from his home.
Before U.C.E.M.C. relocated to South Carthage, on many mornings the station would be filled with employees spinning yarns, talking politics and waiting for time to go to work. A great education was had by all in attendance.
When Mrs. Minchey’s health began to fail, Mr. Minchey would attend with her at the Chestnut Mound Emmanuel Church where her niece was pastor, however, Mr. Minchey was reared in the Church of Christ where many of his family were members.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of over sixty-one years, is their son, Richard Minchey and wife, Terri Slagle Minchey, of Mt. Juliet; three grandchildren, Tanner, Sarah and Abigail Minchey; sister, Judy Reece of Carthage; brother, Louie Minchey and wife, Carolyn, of Lafayette.
The family requests memorials to the Smith County Heart Fund. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Rome community homemaker Ms. Faye Carver died at the age of 73 at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday morning, October 7, 2015, at the Kindred Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage where she had been cared for since July 16th of this year.
Edward L. Anderson officiated at the 1 p.m. graveside services and interment which were conducted Thursday afternoon, October 8th from the Draper Cemetery in the Wartrace Creek community of Jackson County.
One of two daughters, she was born Jonnie Faye Howell in the Wartrace Creek community on May 10, 1942, and was the daughter of Wartrace Creek community merchants John Gid Howell, who died at the age of 63 on May 27, 1974, and Delia Daffo Denson Howell, who died at the age of 83 on June 8, 1996.
She was preceded in death by the father of her two sons, Mark Allen Carver, who died December 11, 2004 at the age of 66.
Mrs. Carver was a member of the 1959 class of the Jackson County Central High School and was a member of the Wartrace United Methodist Church.
For just over twenty five years she was employed first by the Brown-Williamson Tobacco Co. as a machinist and later for Phillips Morris Tobacco Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky and following retirement there was employed by the Dell Corporation from which she retired in 2006.
Surviving are her two sons, Terry Carver of the Rome community, James Carver and wife, Susan Winfree Carver, of the Hiwassee community; sister, retired Carthage beautician Sally Howell Russell of Carthage; grandson, Justin Carver of San Antonio, Texas. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE

Mr. William Lee Scruggs, age 78, of Lafayette, died Wednesday morning, October 7, 2015, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William & Nora Scruggs.  His survivors are  2 sons, Ricky (Gail) Scruggs-Carthage, Billy Joe (Jennifer) Scruggs-Pleasant Shade; 2 daughters; 9 grandchildren;  6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Howard (Joyce) Scruggs-Mt. Pleasant, Kenneth (Linda) Scruggs-Hartsville;  sister, Mary Oliver-Hartsville;  companion, Viola Walrond-Lafayette.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 2 PM Saturday, October 10, 2015, conducted by Eld. Jeff Blackwell.
Pallbearers were  Pete & Calvin Scruggs, David Winnett, Charles Young, Michael Oliver & Colby Anderson. Interment was in Dixon Springs Cemetery. Anthony Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Robert G. Lamons, age 83, of Knoxville, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, following a brief illness.  
Bob was born on March 23, 1932, in Carthage to the late Clint and Anna Mabel Lamons.  After graduating from Smith County High School, Bob graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a business degree.  He then served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1957 as a First Lieutenant.  He married his college sweetheart, the late Carol Jane Pentecost, and he and Janie lived in Nashville for 25 years and then in Jackson for the next 20 years.  Bob spent the entirety of his 40-year career with the former First American National Bank, retiring after serving 10 years as president of the bank in Jackson.  Bob and Janie moved to Knoxville in 2004, where he spent the last 11 years playing golf, reading, and enjoying every minute with his grandchildren.  While living in Nashville, Bob spent years coaching both boys and girls basketball teams at Dalewood Baptist Church and was an active member of the Dalewood softball and basketball teams for nearly 20 years.  In his later years on the golf course, he enjoyed three holes-in-one and once shot his age.  
A true southern gentleman with an affable nature and a ready smile, Bob was a wonderful and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and friend, and he will be greatly missed and forever loved by all who knew him.  
Bob is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 55 years.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, King and Mary Lamons of Nashville; daughter and son-in-law, Carol Anne and Jason Long of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Melanie Kent of Nashville, and James Robert Long and Janie Long of Knoxville; three brothers, Jack (Nancy) of Tullahoma, Sammy (Beth) of Murfreesboro, and Earl (Johnny Mutina) of Nashville; cousin, Walter Porter (Kate) of Clinton; special companion, Betty Wallace of Knoxville, and her niece, Elizabeth Schollaert (Chad) and family of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews, and countless friends.  
The family received friends from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel, followed immediately by a celebration of Bob’s life with the Reverend Taylor Dinsmore of the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan officiating.  Interment followed at Edgewood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charitable organization of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.rosemortuary.com. Arrangements provided by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.

Mrs. Janice Lorraine (Gennett) Elsenbach passed away at her home early Wednesday, October 9th. She was a member of the Gordonsville community. 
Originally from the Chicago area, Mrs. Elsenbach and her husband moved to Smith County to be closer to her son and grandchildren in 2011. A homemaker for most of her life, Mrs. Elsenbach was beloved by many. 
She is survived by her husband of fifty years, George Elsenbach Jr; and her children, Laura Elsenbach-Steinbach of Lake Villa, Illinois and George L. (Theresa) Elsenbach of Hickman. She is also survived by grandchildren, Benjamin Elsenbach, Marco Elsenbach, Daniel Elsenbach, Amanda Elsenbach, Rochelle Elsenbach, Danielle Steinbach, Ryan Steimling; and 4 great grandchildren, Nicholas Elsenbach, James Stenski III, Emily Stenski, and Logan Cardenas. 
Memorial services for Mrs. Elsenbach are scheduled to be held at a later date. BASS  of GORDONSVILLE

Mrs. Jessie Dillard Noll, age 88, of Zephyr Hills, FL, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015, at her home in Florida.
She was the daughter of the late Solon and Lillie Dillard of the Club Springs community.
She is survived locally by a sister, Ernestine Bennett; and a son, Greg “Todd” Noll, both of the Club Springs community.
Graveside services and interment will be held at a later date in Florida at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, along the side of her late husband, Robert Ruel Noll.
This notice provided as a courtesy to the Noll family.  BASS  of GORDONSVILLE

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