Area Obituaries

OBIT: James L. Bass

Funeral Services for Smith County, native James Lillard Bass, Jr, were held at 2PM on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes, conducted by Rev. Jerry Wallace and Rev. Monica Mowdy with eulogy delivered by his daughter, Jane Bass Turner. Burial followed in the Gordonsville Cemetery. Visitation with the family…

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OBIT: Leslie Shearl

Ms. Leslie Shearl, age 60, of Carthage, died at 9:44 a.m. Sunday morning, May 17, 2020 at the TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville where she was admitted May 11th, following a battle with cancer. Ms. Shearl was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. She was cremated at the Cumberland Family Services in…

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OBIT: Bobbie Jean Blunkall

Mrs. Bobbie Jean Smith Blunkall, a longtime resident of Old Hickory, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday morning, May 21, 2020, at the Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro where she had made her home since March 5th of this year. Mrs. Blunkall was 88. Private graveside services were conducted Friday afternoon, May 22nd, at the…

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OBIT: Lucy Petty

Miss Lucy Pearl Petty, of Lafayette and a longtime homemaker of the Russell Hill community, died at the age of 86 at 2:26 p.m. Saturday afternoon, May 16, 2020, at the Palace in Red Boiling Springs where she had made her home since October 22, 2009. After leaving the family home in the Russell Hill…

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OBIT: Kathelene Grisham

Mrs. Kathelene Grisham, age 84, of the Sullivans Bend community died at 2:31 a.m. Tuesday morning, May 12, 2020, on her sixty fourth wedding anniversary. She was a patient at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage where she was admitted May 11th. Her pastor, Bro. Wallace Caldwell, officiated at the Thursday afternoon, May 14th,…

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OBIT: Peggy Tisdale

Mrs. Peggy Ann Woodard Tisdale, age 83, of Hickman, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. Mrs. Tisdale was born November 22, 1936 in the Funn’s Branch community of Jackson County, a daughter of the late Virgil Woodard and Vela Sircy Woodard. She married Willie D. Tisdale on April 10, 1975 and he preceded her…

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OBIT: Rita Silcox

Mrs. Rita Carol Silcox, affectionately known as “Grammy”, age 70 of Grant, passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Mrs. Silcox was born September 9, 1949 in Pineville, KY, a daughter of the late George Brown and Ann Brown Howard. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Jack Derossett and George Howard. Mrs. Silcox…

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OBIT: Ruth Hackett

Mrs. Ruth Wooten Hackett, age 91, of Elmwood, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020. Mrs. Hackett was born January 7, 1929 in Bluff Creek, a daughter of the late Elmer Dale Wooten and Mai Lynch Wooten. She was also preceded in death by infant brother, Dale Wayne Wooten; brothers, Bernice Dalton Wooten and Jack…

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OBIT: Leslie Shearl

Ms. Leslie Shearl, of Carthage, a forty two year employee of the William L. Bonnell Corporation in Gordonsville, died at 9:44 a.m. Sunday morning, May 17, 2020, at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville where she was admitted May 11th. Ms. Shearl is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her daughter, Jessica…

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OBIT: Charles “Ronnie” Bellar

Charles “Ronnie” Ronald Bellar, age 79, of Seymour passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 while at home surrounded by his family. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a military policeman. He graduated from MTSU. Ronnie prided himself on being a jeopardy and history buff. He also loved gardening and tinkering…

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