A Dillards Creek community resident, Mrs. Oma Dale Webster
, died at the age of 95 at 1:30 a.m., Thursday morning, March 6, 2014 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage where she was admitted March 1st following a period of declining health.
Sunday afternoon, March 8th funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Vaughan and Eld. Charles Allen Gentry from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Thompson family lot at Gordonsville Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy Gregory officiating.
The only daughter and one of three children of the late Ed Garland “E. G.” Thompson, who died November 7, 1963 at the age of 67, and Mattie Orange Allen Thompson, who died November 9, 1989 at the age of 89, she was born Oma Dale Thompson in South Carthage on May 12, 1918.
Her parents owned and operated the E. G. Thompson Grocery, the Gulf Station for South Carthage, which sits across Cookeville Highway from the Co-op, from 1928 until 1962
Her two brothers, longtime Smith County Commissioner L. V. Thompson died December 23, 1996 at the age of 75 and Edward Garland Thompson, who died while serving in the U. S. Army in Germany at the age of 41 on August 1, 1970.
Mrs. Webster was married to Charlie Stanton Webster Sr. at the Carthage United Methodist Church by the late Rev. Ewing S. Weakley on Nov. 6, 1959. Mr. Webster, a lifelong Enigma community farmer, preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1995 at the age of 77.
Mrs. Webster accepted Christ as a teenager at the former South Carthage Nazarene Church in the 1930’s.
She joined the Lebanon First United Methodist in 1939 and during her years of work travel she held memberships in Methodist Churches in Chattanooga, Glasgow, Kentucky. After returning to Carthage, she placed membership at the Carthage United Methodist Church for seventeen years. After marrying Mr. Webster, she moved her membership in 1959 to the Jack Apple United Methodist Church at Enigma where she attended regularly for forty seven years.
Her education included her elementary education at the Rewoda (named after the Read, Wooten and Davis families) School in South Carthage, graduating in the 1936 class of Carthage High School and in 1958, she received her Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the then Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, now Tennessee Technological University, at Cookeville.
Her work career began following high school with the former Ragland-Potter Co, in Nashville. She did accounting for over six years at their branch offices in Crossville, Lebanon, Chattanooga and Glasgow, Kentucky.
She was able to gain employment with the Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Company and for twelve years did general accounting and was office manager at the Carthage office.
She left U.C.E.M.C. and was employed for over three years at the Borden Food Co. then located on Jefferson Ave. East in Carthage
Her almost thirty seven years work career ended upon her retirement following fifteen years with the Smith County Board of Education where she was accountant for Federal Funds and payroll.
Surviving are children: Mark Webster and wife, Deborah, of South Carthage, Stan Webster and wife, Carolyn, of Chestnut Mound, Carol Webster, also of Chestnut Mound; sister-in-law: Varena Paris Thompson, of the Sykes community; grandchildren: Travis and Tiaira Webster, Raechel and Leah Cassette, Cari Lynn Webster Hildebrandt and husband, Mark, and their sons, Eli and Evan, Stanton Webster and wife, Adrienne and their daughter, Sophia.
The Webster family has requested memorials to the Carthage United Methodist Church or the Smith County Back Pack Program. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE
Ms. Rhonda Myers
, age 50, a homemaker of South Carthage, died at 5:16 a.m. Monday morning, March 3, 2014 at the Summit Medical Center in Hermitage where she was admitted February 27th being treated for complications of diabetes.
Bro. Scott Nesbitt officiated at the 1 p.m., Wednesday afternoon, March 5th funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed the 1 p.m. services in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.
She was the daughter of Eleanor Frances Petty Myers, of South Carthage and the late Raymond Young Myers Jr., who died December 29, 2003 at the age of 65, and was born Rhonda Elaine Myers at the Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville on April 2, 1963.
Ms. Myers was preceded in death by a grandson, Koby Johnson, who died June 3, 2006 at the age of 2.
Ms. Myers was a 1981 graduate of Smith County High School and was a non-denominational Christian.
Surviving in addition to her mother are Ms. Myers three children: Lenee Judd and husband, Michael, of Defeated Creek, Daniel Knight and wife, Rachel Ann, of McClures Bend community, Rachel Taylor and husband, Thomas, of Carthage; brother: Randy Myers and wife, Paula Petty Myers, of Flatrock community; nine grandchildren: Kylan Johnson, Mackenzie, Jay and Kate Judd, Summer, Daniel and William Knight, Destiny and Trinity Taylor. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE
A well known livestock dealer, Mr. James Christian
, of Buffalo Valley, died at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center at the age of 87 on Wednesday night, March 5, 2014.
Saturday afternoon, March 8th funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston-Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Crow officiating. Burial followed in the Smellage Cemetery in the Boma community of Putnam County.
A native of the Lancaster community, he was born James Robert Christian on August 4, 1926 and was one of eleven children of the late Henry Nicholas “Nick” Christian, who died on his 91st birthday on November 8, 1998, and Ruby Marie Malone Christian, who died at the age of 83 on April 23, 1995.
Five siblings preceded Mr. James in death; Maggie Wheeler, Evangeline Hood, Elizabeth Davis, Eugene Christian and Erbie D. Christian.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Buffalo Valley native Mildred Boyd Christian on May 10, 2006.
They were preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jim Puckett, daughter-in-law, Carolyn Christian and two grandsons, Nick and Matt Christian.
Mr. Christian proudly served our country during World War II with the United States Army.
He was a friendly face and respected cattle buyer and could be found almost any Saturday at the Smith County Commission Co. in Carthage at the weekly cattle auction. He had the kind of disposition that quickly made you realize he wanted you to be his friend and he wanted to be yours.
Mr. Christian was a member of the Silver Point Baptist Church.
Surviving are seven daughters: Shirley Puckett, of Smithville, Jannie Maxwell, Donna Ashburn and husband, Milton, Patsy Allison and husband, Herbert, all of Baxter, Deborah Clark and husband, David, of Bloomington Springs, Dorothy Fonville and husband, John, of Pikeville, Sarah Stamps, of Cookeville; two sons: Robert Christian and wife, Kim, Allen Christian and wife, Tammy, all of Baxter; sisters: Pauline Elrod and Kathleen Moss, both of Buffalo Valley, Margaret Fields, of Lebanon; brothers: Roy Christian, of Buffalo Valley, Doyle Christian, of Woodbury, his wife’s sisters and brothers: Ruby Craighead and Martha Sanders, Bonnell, Leon, Taylor, Billy and Jacky Boys; nineteen grandchildren, two step grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
This notice provided as a courtesy to the Christian family. SANDERSON of CARTHAGE
David Ray Bly
, age 55, of Carthage died Tuesday morning, March 4, 2014, at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage.
David was the son of the late Odell and Bunie Bates Bly. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ruth Powell Bly of Carthage; children, Brandon Ray Powell of Carthage, Chris Ray (Maria) Bly of Gallatin, Terry Paul (Mandy) Bly of Lebanon, Kenny Wayne Bly of Smithville, Kevin Matthew (Elizabeth) Bly of Alexandria; stepson, Samuel Jackson Forrester of Carthage; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; brother, Ricky Bly of Liberty; sister, Shirley (David) Ray of Alexandria; nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Hunter Funeral Home with Spencer Anderson and William Phillips officiating. Visitation 1-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Interment at the Bates Cemetery.
Hunter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Jeffery Sircy
, age 53 of Difficult, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014.
Jeffery was born December 3, 1960 in Carthage, the son of the late Betty Joyce Reeves and Robert Gene Sircy. He was also preceded in death by son; Jeffery Richard Sircy, brother; Michael “Syphus” Sircy.
Jeffery married Therese Ann Cospelich on December 19, 1981. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Jeffery loved his wife, trucking and chrome.
Mr. Sircy is survived by his wife: Therese Sircy, of Difficult; son: Robert Alan Sircy, of Gulf Port, MS; sisters: Lori Dell (Darrell) Miller, of Baneberry, Benita Gayle (Barry) Bruster, of Nashville, and Valerie (Stephen) Clark, of Louisville, KY.
Celebration of life services for Mr. Sircy were conducted on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the Kempville Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Eld. Kevin Huffines officiating.
Visitation with the Sircy family was held only on Sunday in Kempville from 2 p.m. until the service time at 4 p.m.
Graveside and interment services will be held at the VA National Cemetery in Biloxi, MS, at a later date. BASS of CARTHAGE
Funeral services for Mrs. Angela Marie Adkins
, 44 of Cookeville, were held Tuesday, March 11 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment followed in Algood City Cemetery. Dr. Jimmy Arms officiated.
Mrs. Adkins died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at her home.
She was born October 28, 1969 in Cookeville.
Angela was a member of Stevens Street Baptist Church.
She was a 1987 graduate of Cookeville High School. She was employed with The Swallows Insurance Agencies and collectively had over 28 years invested in the insurance field.
She was active in her community having coached and served on the Board of Directors for Algood T-Ball and Coaches Pitch Baseball for 10 years. She served 7 years on the committee for the Putnam County Chapter of Susan G. Komen.
Angela was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Reba Migliore, Martin and Frances Migliore; and maternal grandparents, J. D. and Lula Allen.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years: Rick Adkins (whom she married April 19, 1986 in Cookeville); sons: Wade and fiancée, Amanda Smith, and Wesley Adkins, all of Cookeville; mother and step-father: Shirley and Ted Webb, of Livingston; father and step-mother: Martin and Brenda Migliore Jr., of Cookeville; two sisters: Michele Smith, of Cookeville, and Melissa Dover, of Ash Flat, AR; brother: Chad Webb, of Morristown, MS; father and mother-in-law: Joe Frank and Martha Adkins; sister-in-law: Tammy Hoover; step-brother: Ian Stewart all of Cookeville; and a host of other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Honorary pallbearers were LeAnn Martin, Sally Grimes, Tracy Swack, Linda Welch, Tracy Bussell, Patty Marsh, Deanna Smith, Beth Suits and employees of the Swallows Agencies. Active pallbearers were Chad Selby, Ronnie Reels, Danny Vaughn, Zach Randolph, Danny Cobble, Spencer and Chase Migliore, Will and Wes Roberson, Mike and Greg Hill.
Memorials may be made to: Susan G. Komen for the Cure at komenuppercumberland.org/make-a-donation/.
Angela’s family received friends Monday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
This notice provided as a courtesy announcement to the Adkins family. BASS of GORDONSVILLE