Obituaries – 12/19/13
KENT, HERBERT, LEO, age 78, of Sequatchie, TN, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013 at his home. He had an amazing work ethic, was an outdoors enthusiast, an animal lover and was also passionate about Broncos and boats. He is preceded in death by his parents Herbert Leo and Grace Moore Kent; brother, Ervin Kent; sisters, Brenda Allen, Betty Fore, and Hallie Fore. He is survived by his loving wife Judy Kent; sons, Robert Kent and William (Stephanie) Kent of Chattanooga, TN; daughters, Terry (Patrick) Carmody and Gayle (Richard) Kemp, all of Chattanooga; brother, Tom Kent; grandchildren, David (Dana) Carmody, Hannah (Donnie) Kier, Amber (Brian) Woodall and Anthony Cooper; 3 great grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, December 10 in the chapel of Foster and Lay Funeral Home. Burial was in Burns Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.foster&layfuneralhome.net. Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
DUNN, PAUL, EDWARD, age 61, of Monteagle, TN, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee. He was a retired truck driver and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born in Jeffersonville, IN, a son of the late Joseph Lee Dunn and Elsie McClellan Dunn. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Dunn of Monteagle; brothers, Vernon Lee Dunn of Otisco, IN, Arnold and bobby Dunn of Jeffersonville, IN, Ronald Dunn of Tracy City, Jerry and Larry Dunn, both of Nashville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, December 13 in the Foster and Lay Chapel. Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard concluded the service with full military honors at the funeral home. Burial was in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
FULTS, HOLLIS, MCDONALD, “MACK,” 91, died Thursday, December 12, 2013 at his home with his family at his side. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Altamont and was a US Army Veteran. He was born in Altamont on February 14, 1922 to Albert Hanner and Margaret Ann Gross Fults who preceded him in death along with his wife, Clara E. Campbell Fults; son, Donald Gene Fults; brother, Ray Fults; sisters, Elsie Campbell, May McGee, Estelle Killian, Mabell Campbell, Myrtle Fults, Flora Butner and Hazel Smartt; half-brothers, Robert and Jay Fults; 1 great grandson. He is survived by his sons, Keith (Elisa) Fults and Ronald Dean (Katherine) Fults; daughters, Maxine (Foster) Wanamaker and Kay (Late Jimmy) Barrett; 15 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 14 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishops, Aaron Barrett and Keith Fults and State President Cordell Crawford officiating. Burial was in Fults Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.
KALMAR, JOSHUA, LEE, age 30, of Nashville, TN, passed away December 2, 2013 at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. He was an amazing son, father, hard worker and friend. His warm, happy, adventurous spirit touched the lives of everyone who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father Funny Stiefel and his grandmother Dot Kalmar. He is survived by his daughter, Aleea Kalmar of Smithville, TN; mother, Jackie Schultz of Nashville, TN; twin brother, Nick Kalmar of Monteagle, TN; sisters, Elizabeth Riley of McMinnville, TN and Miranda Morrison of Ringgold, GA; special aunt Joanna Fuson of Smithville, TN; special uncle Timmy Kalmar of Nashville, TN; step-daughter Jamey Bradshaw of Smithville, TN; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Services were held Saturday, December 14 at Foster and Lay Chapel. Burial was in Clouse Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
CHISM, MARY, JO, 80, of Germantown, TN, died on December 3, 2013. She was born in Tracy City, TN to William E. and Lena Elliott. She was a teacher with the Memphis City Schools and adjunct professor at the University of Memphis and State Tech of Memphis. She was an active member of Germantown Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon for 3 years. She also participated in the Stephen Ministry, Presbyterian Women and Local mission projects and sang in the choir. She had degrees from the University of Tennessee and University of Memphis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Chism. Survivors include her sister, Betty McGovern of Tracy City; three nieces, Glenda Slack, Kelly (Robert) Held, and Melody (Kim) Proemmel and a nephew, Keith (Janese) McCeney; nine great nieces and nephews, Julie (Ken) Nelson, Daniel Slack, Jason (Shannon) Sempsrott, Elizabeth (Russell) Drzak, Christopher Held, Elliott McCeney, Joshua Proemmel, Caleb McCeney, and Callie McCeney; four great-great nephews, Michael (Crystal) Nelson, Cory Nelson, Andrew Nelson and Hunter Nelson, and one great-great niece, Nora Sempsrott. Funeral services were held December 12 and interment was in Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Germantown Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were made by Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Memphis, TN.
NOLAN, JAMES, JEROME, 44, of Gruetli-Laager, TN, died at his home Monday, December 16, 2013 with his family at his side. He was born in Altamont on January 16, 1969 and was a member of Plainview Community Church. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Gladys Nolan; daughter, Tosha O’Day Nolan. He is survived by his father, Clyde Nolan: mother, Bonnie Brady Schultz; daughters, Brittany Nolan, Tiffany (Lee) Anderson and Amber (Ryan) Clark; brothers, Gary (Beth), Donnie (Rhonda) and Glenn Nolan; sister, Scarlett Nolan; 5 grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 18 in the funeral home chapel with Minister Mike Rigsby officiating. Burial was in Palmer Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.
SCHOENMANN, RAYMOND, JACKSON, age 81, of Tracy City, TN, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013 in Life Care of Sparta. He was retired from Tyson Foods and was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War, was a member of American Legion Post 74 in Tracy City, and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Tracy City. A son of the late William Elbert Schoenmann and Minnie Agnes Tate Schoenmann, he was born in Palmer, also preceding him in death was his wife, Mary Jo Schoenmann; brothers, Charles W. and Glenn S. Schoenmann; sister, Alvenia Luttrell. Survivors include his sons, Steve and Joey Schoenmann, both of Cookeville; brothers, Ernest Schoenmann of Peoria, IL and Carl Schoenmann of Winchester; sister, Edna Kilgore of Monteagle; grandchildren, Stephanie and Brian; great grandchildren, Damion, Dominick, Lillian and Asslyn; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 18 in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Izen “Red” Craven officiating. Burial was in Plainview Memorial Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Veteran Honor Guard. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net. Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.
HUNT, RICHARD, MARK, 32, of Monteagle, TN, died at his home Monday, December 16, 2013. He was born in Flint, Michigan on October 28, 1981 to Elwood Mark Hunt and Phyllis Ann Mullins Hunt. He attended the Mt. Calvary Apostolic Church. He was part of the Exceptional Enterprises family where he was loved and cared for by all the staff who have been a part of his life and his family for the past 10 years. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 19 in the funeral Home chapel with Elder Franklin Hill officiating with burial to follow in the Cumberland Heights Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, TN.