Chester Blankenship

Mar 22
Sanderson Funeral Homes

Mr. Chester Blankenship, age 83, of Tanglewood, died Wednesday morning, March 22, at Knollwod in Lafayette. He is survived by: wife of 32 years, Shirley Sircy Blankenship; daughter, Pam Rawn of Manchester; step-son, Eld. Rickey Hall and wife Christel of Tanglewood; 4 sisters, Frances Carter of the Galen Community , Mary Hammer and husband Guthrie of the Galen Community, Jo Stevenson of the Galen Community, Jean Cline and husband Terry of Walter Hill; 3 grandchildren, Christen Hall, Katie Anderson and Derric Rawn; 2 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Blankenship is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Friday afternoon, March 24, at 1:00 PM. Eld. Rickey Hall will officiate. Interment in the Smith County Memorial Gardens. Serving as active pallbearers are: Ronnie Carter, Barry Hammer, Mark Davis, Pat Agee, Bobby Bullington and Sammy Dennis.

Visitation will begin on Thursday afternoon from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested memorials to North Gordonsville Missionary Baptist Church or the Jordan Hackett Foundation.

James Howard Helton

Mar 22
Woodbury Funeral Home

James Howard Helton, age 84, of Woodbury passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Cannon Co.

Survivors include his daughter, Holly (Steve) Schmadeke of Denver, CO; Grandchildren, Aaron & Grant Schmadeke; and Brother, Wayne (Margie) Helton of Woodbury. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Jewell Green Helton; Siblings, Joe Don Helton & Jean Young; and Brother-in-law, Millard Young.

Mr. Helton was a bookkeeper and was a Veteran of the Army where he served in Korea. He enjoyed fishing and attending Vanderbilt games.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Friday, March 24, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 7 PM Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the funeral home.

J.T. Campbell

Mar 21
Woodbury Funeral Home

J.T. Campbell, age 85, of Liberty passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Cannon Co.

Survivors include his children, Greg & Tina Campbell of Woodbury and Tammy Campbell of Gassaway; Brothers, Lynwood & Linda Campbell of Woodbury and Wayne & Joyce Campbell of Woodbury; Sister, Nora Mai Keaton of Woodbury; and Special Caregivers, Kirk & Tiffany Jones and Kariann Dodd. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Landon & Beulah Mai Phillips Campbell; wife, Geraldine Campbell; and siblings, Jessie Campbell, Johnny Campbell, Mazel Gannon, and Ora Lee Gunter.

Mr. Campbell was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church and was a carpenter.

Funeral services will be 3 PM Friday, March 24, 2017 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Thomas Earl Nichols & Bro. Charles Gunter officiating. Interment will follow at Blues Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 11 to 8 PM Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the funeral home

Bettie Lee Sandlin

Mar 20
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home

94 year old Bettie Lee Sandlin of Smithville died Monday at the Webb House. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a homemaker, and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church for more than 70 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m.. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Esther Childress Walls; her husband, Ewin Quentin Sandlin; and four brothers and four sisters. Survivors include three children, Eva and Mac Willoughby of Alexandria, Wanda and Jerry Scott of Smithville, and Freddy and Marica Sandlin of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Melanie Willoughby and Dana Richardson of Murfreesboro, Anthony and Dana Scott of Smithville, and Shandi Sandlin of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Lauralee Richardson and Amber Simon of Murfreesboro. One expectant great grandchild of Shandi. Two great great grandchildren, Lily Grace Simon and London Simon of Murfreesboro. A sister, Reverend Charles and Earlene Walls Olson of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Marie Walls of Smithville and several nieces and nephews survive.

Cornelius Hage Otto Jr.

Mar 20
Bass Funeral Homes

Mr. Cornelius Hage Otto, Jr., age 96, of Carthage, TN, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Mr. Otto was born August 27, 1920 in Patterson, NY, the son of the late Cornelius Hage Otto, Sr. and Maud Wright. Mr. Otto married Marion Haigh on June 21, 1947 in Brewster, NY. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, enlisting in September of 1942 in Albany, NY, and receiving an honorable discharge in September of 1946. While in the Marines, Mr. Otto obtained rank of Private First Class and served in the Pacific Ocean at the Solomon Islands and in the Occupation of China among various others. Mr. Otto attended Cornell University. He worked for IBM as a technician building circuit boards for twenty-five years until his retirement. He later worked for Food Lion for another twenty years.

Mr. Otto had a beautiful tenor voice and participated in the IBM Glee Club and at functions in Jensen’s, where he lived in South Carolina. He was an avid tennis player, and enjoyed this activity well into his senior years. Mr. Otto played softball with the IBM Teams and was an excellent bowler. He was a Baptist, growing up the son of a Baptist Minister.

Mr. Otto is survived by his Wife of 69 years; Marion Haigh Otto of Carthage, TN. Children; Cornelius Otto of Beverly, MA, Sharon and husband Jeff Gunn of Carthage, TN, and Darryl and wife Patty Otto of Brevard, NC. Sister; Gen (George) Spoerer of Crossville, TN.

Funeral Services for Mr. Otto are scheduled to be conducted from the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12 Noon with Rev. John Wesley Vaughan officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the Otto family will be held at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Thursday 10AM until service time at 12 Noon.
The Otto Family requests donations be made to Gentiva Hospice.


Alvena Hollandsworth Barrett

Mar 19
Woodbury Funeral Home

Alvena Hollandsworth Barrett, 95, of Woodbury passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017 at St. Thomas Stones River. She was the daughter of the late Brown & Maggie Smithson Alexander.

She is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, C.B. & Ann Hollandsworth of Woodbury; sister, Nina Hendrixson of Smithville; Step-daughter and Son-in-law,Charlotte & Jimmy Fann of Woodbury; Daughter-in-law, Judy Pelham Hollandsworth of Murfreesboro; 6 grandchildren, Pamela Hollandsworth Perez, Christy Hollandsworth Kane, Spenser Hollandsworth, Andy Hollandsworth, Nicole Duggin Hudson & Becky Fann Haley. Also surviving are 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Ms. Barrett was preceded in death by her husbands, Jim Roy Hollandsworth & Charles Barrett; Brother, Arnold Alexander; Sister, Flaklon Bryson Davenport; Son, Danny Jim Hollandsworth, Step-Daughter, Deborah Duggin and step-grandson, Jefffery Fann.

Ms. Alvena was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and worked at Colonial Corp. and Fuston's. She enjoyed working in her garden and with her flowers.

Funeral services will be Wed., March 22, 2017 at 11 am in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow in the Riverside Gardens cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

Jolanda Margaret Windisch Turner

Mar 19
McMinnville & Erbendorf, Germany
DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Jolanda Margaret Windisch Turner, age 86, a McMinnville, TN resident and Erbendorf, Germany native was born March 27, 1930 and died March 19, 2017 at her residence following a sudden illness. She was a retired employee of Georgia Girl Apparel in Smithville, TN, member of North Warren Church of Christ and daughter of the late Martin Packer and Teresa Margaret Herrachmann Windisch. Mrs. Turner was married January 19, 1954 to James Clinton Turner who preceded her in death on February 2, 2005. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph Windisch and Anton Windisch; and sisters, Emmy Windisch and Analiese Elsner. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Bandy and Ruby and Bobby Thomason all of Smithville, TN, Diane Ferrell of Doweltown, TN and Connie and Dewayne Rackley of McMinnville; five grandsons, B.J. and Beth Thomason, Chris and Melinda Bandy, Anthony and Trena Ferrell, Craig Bandy and Clinton and Vickie Thomason all of Smithville; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several very special nieces, nephews and beloved dear friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in High’s Chapel with Mark Parkhurst, B.J. Thomason, Nathan Thomason and Bobby Thomason to officiate. Interment will follow in Woods Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at High’s. Online condolences may be made at High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel