Obituaries

Ruth Adean Coppinger

Jul 18
Woodbury
Smith Funeral Home

Mrs. Ruth Adean Coppinger, 81, of Woodbury passed away on July 18, 2017 at her home after an extended illness. She was born on October 21, 1935. Her parents were the late Everette and Meda Phillips. Also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Glen M. Coppinger; siblings, Bill Phillips, Mazle Gannon, Earl Phillips, Junior Phillips, Margaret Brdar, Alice Hamlin, and David Phillips.

She is survived by her children, Glena (Russell) Vance and Phillip (Jennifer) Coppinger both of Woodbury, Joyce Travis of Murfreesboro, and Gary (Tracy) Coppinger of McMinnville; grandchildren, Joshua Travis, Kelsey (Steven) Murphee, Samantha and Bradley Coppinger, and Paige and Jackson Coppinger; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Coppinger was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a hard worker at her public job with Colonial Shirt Factory and Val-Dor. Her true love and work was caring for her family. She enjoyed working in her garden, canning the vegetables she grew, and making clothes. When she became paralyzed, her faith, love for the Lord, and her family gave her courage to face things head on. She didn’t want to be a burden for her family and found ways to improvise and overcome obstacles. Knowing God had a plan kept her strong in her Christian faith. She made sure to pass on these values to her family. Her example of devotion to her family carried over, as her health began to fail they all pitched in to take care of her. They made it possible for her to stay in the comfort of her own home. She was member of the Smith Grove Church of Christ for over 53 years. Even though she couldn’t attend recently, she enjoyed hearing about things going on at church and reading the church bulletin.

Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 3-9 pm and on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 8am-until time of the funeral. The service will be held in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Bro. John Summers will officiate. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Share memories and condolences with the family at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, 615-563-5337

Linda C. Bingham

Jul 17
Smithville
DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Linda C. Bingham age 69 of Smithville passed away Monday morning, July 17, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born November 21, 1947 to her parents, the late William and Ruth Bingham. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Larry Wayne Binkley, Jr. She was a retired shoe factory worker and a Christian. Ms. Bingham is being cremated and there will be no services held. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia Gail Lloyd

Jul 17
Davidson County
Woodbury Funeral Home

Patricia Gail Lloyd, 53, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at the age of 53. She was a native of Davidson Co and was the daughter of the late William R. & Wilma Bryant Barrett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Lloyd.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, David & Jennifer Barrett of Bradyville; Nieces and Nephews, Tiffany & Natosha Barrett of Woodbury; Paige & Obie Gnida of Bradyville and Ethan Barrett of Bradyville; Great nieces, Willow Gnida and Paisley Grizzle.

Gail was a member of the Dillon Street Baptist Church and a homemaker. She loved her dog, Angel.

A memorial to celebrate and remember her life will be Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6 pm in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm to 6 pm Friday.

Macon Knowles Judkins

Jul 15
Smithville
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home

95 year old Macon Knowles Judkins of Smithville passed away Saturday at her residence. She was a member of the Smithville Business and Professional Women's Club. She was also a member of the Mt. View Primitive Baptist Church and a Corporate Secretary and Co-owner of H.J. Judkins & Sons Nursery, Inc. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Elder Paul Violet and Elder Ronald Lawrence will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Maggie Vaughn Knowles; husband, H.J. Judkins; son, Marlon Judkins; granddaughter, Ann Claire Judkins; brothers, Lewis Knowles and L.D. Knowles; and sisters, Ollie Womack and Dollie Foutch. Survivors include grandsons, Jim Judkins of Smithville and Mac and Lauren Judkins of Alabama. Daughter-In-Law, LeAnn Foutch Judkins of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Smithville Senior Citizens.

Donna Gail Evans

Jul 11
McMinnville
DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Donna Gail Evans age 56 of McMinnville passed away Tuesday afternoon at the St. Thomas River Park Hospital ER. She was born March 10, 1961 to her parents, the late Joe Alfred Mullican and Violet Fuson Starnes. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Roy and Allie Fuson and paternal grandparents, Homer and Mary Elizabeth Mullican. She was a security guard with Bridgestone and member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. Donna is survived by her husband, Jerry Evans of McMinnville; 2 children, Charles Shannon (Jennifer) Adcock of Smithville and Amanda Gail and her husband, Jeremy Henry of Smithville; 4 grandchildren, Ryan and Ethan Carter, Makenzey Henry and Charles "Nate" Adcock; mother, Violet Starnes of Smithville; several aunts, uncles, cousins and her Bridgestone family. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Friday, July 14, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. James Thomas Gibbs officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11:AM until 8:PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel Jones Huddleston

Jul 11
Silver Point
Bass Funeral Homes

Mrs. Ethel Jones Huddleston, age 95, of the of Silver Point, TN, and formerly of the Wolf Creek Community of Dekalb County, TN, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

Mrs. Ethel was born April 5, 1922 in Smith County, TN, the daughter of the late Lewis Calvin Jones and Maggie Lou Jones. She was also preceded in death by Sisters; Mae Bennett, Mary Alice Cantrell, Carlee Williams, and Dimple Huddleston. Brothers; Lewis Jones, Jr., Billy Jones, and E.D. Jones. Son-in-Law; David “Wink” Carr and Grandchild; Quint Carr. Mrs. Huddleston married J.R. Huddleston and he preceded her in death on April 30, 2004. She worked at Woodjammer, the Carthage Shirt Factory, and Rose Garden Restaurant in Silver Point, TN.

Mrs. Huddleston is survived by her Daughters; Corina Carr of Silver Point, TN, and Odelene (Richard “Shorty”) Pullum of Baxter, TN. Three Grandchildren; Harlan Carr, David Musgrave, and Kristi Burton. Thirteen Great Grandchildren and Three Great-Great Grandchildren. Sister; Martha Jane Cavanaugh of Centerline, MI, and T.J. (Rose) Jones of Lebanon, TN. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. Huddleston are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Friday, July 14, 2017, at 1PM with Rev. Herb Leftwich and Rev. Tony Crow officiating. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Huddleston Family will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday from 4PM until 8PM and on Friday from 10AM until service time at 1PM.

The Huddleston Family requests donations in Mrs. Ethel’s memory be made to Avalon Hospice.

BASS FUNERAL HOME, GORDONSVILLE CHAPEL, DIRECTORS.

Donald Edwin Ray, Sr.

Jul 10
Smithville
DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Donald Edwin Ray, Sr. age 78 of Smithville passed away Monday morning, July 10, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He was born February 21, 1939 to his parents, the late Thurman and Lula Lakey Ray. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marzell Barnes Ray; 4 brothers, Burnice Ray, George Ray, J.T. Ray, Clayton Ray; 3 sisters, Imogene Rogers, Lois and Ruth Ray. Mr. Donald was retired from Century Electric/Magnatek and was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. Survivors include 2 sons, Eddie (Tapatha) Ray and Cary Ray both of Smithville; 3 grandchildren, Dusten (Brandi) O'Connor, Julie (Chris) Ponder, Ethan (Samara) Ray all of Smithville; 9 great-grandchildren, Madison, Logan, Ellie, Austin, K'sin, Kylah, Elizabeth, Gracelynn and Hannah; 1 sister, Nell Rankhorn of McMinnville and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 2:PM Thursday, July 13, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Keith Sims officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 10:AM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.