Delmer Lee Sexton, age 81 of Oneida, TN passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at his home. Born in
Norma, TN on November 1, 1941, he was the son of the late Leonis and Lucille Thomas Sexton. He was a
member of Norma Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Sexton; infant
brothers, Arvin and Marvin Sexton; brothers, Rexford Sexton and Dennis Sexton; sisters, Marsha Ruth Jones and Delores Sexton Cook. Delmer is survived by his son, John D. Sexton of Oneida; daughter, Kim Sexton-Asa and husband Chuck of Dyersburg, TN; brothers, Estil Sexton, Larry (Nancy) Sexton, Dwaine (Yoby) Sexton, Roger (Carolyn) Sexton;
sister, Cathy (Mike) Graham; grandsons, Tyler Sexton and fiancée Sami Brawner and Cade Sexton and wife Rebecca Sexton; granddaughter, Chelsea Baker and husband Hunter Baker; four great grandsons; special friends, Gail Cecil and Buffy Daugherty; many other relatives and friends. Friends may visit with the Sexton family on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Sexton officiating. Music will be provided by Irene and Thea Chitwood. Committal service will follow in the Norma Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. West-Murley Funeral Home is serving the family of Delmer Lee Sexton.
Barbara Duncan Fulton, 81, of West Palm Beach, Florida, passed away Friday, June 2, 2023, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Carmichael Fulton, Sr. and her parents, Frank B. Duncan and Laura Ellen Duncan of Franklin, North Carolina. She is survived by her son, Douglas C. Fulton, Jr. and his wife Kelli of Cabot, Arkansas; daughter, Deborah F. Harrison and her husband Curtis of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, David, Lindsay and Jordan Fulton, Ashlee Thrasher and her husband Jake, Stephanie and JC Harrison; sisters, Frances Smith and husband Stan, of Columbia, South Carolina and Martha Rayside and husband Bill of West Palm Beach, Florida, and nieces Holly Fulton, Susan Osgood, Stephanie Malone, Cheryl Mosley, and Bethany Rayside, and nephews Jeff and Doug Debolt, and many cousins and extended family. Barbara graduated from Agnes Scott College in 1964 with a degree in English and then continued her education at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina where she obtained her teaching license. Following graduation, Doug and Barbara married in Franklin, North
Carolina and then moved to Coral Gables, Florida. While Doug finished law school at the University of Miami, Barbara taught middle school English in the Miami-Dade County Public School System. After graduating from law school, Doug and Barbara moved back to West Palm Beach, where Doug was raised, to start their family, and where Doug began working as an attorney. Early on Barbara stayed home to raise her young children, but later returned to work helping Doug in his legal practice and serving at First Baptist Church of West Palm Beach as a Youth Ministry assistant. Barbara was a sustaining member of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches and The Family Church. Barbara enjoyed playing bridge, tennis and golf. She was blessed to travel extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. No matter where she traveled, she always loved the mountains of North Carolina where she grew up and West Palm Beach, Florida where she lived for over 50 years. Barbara loved her family, her friends and most of all she loved and served her Lord Jesus. Friends may visit with the Fulton family on Saturday, June 24, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home. Committal service will follow in the Duncan Family Cemetery in Huntsville, TN. The family requests no flowers, but donations may be made in her memory to:
Zion’s Hope, Inc., P.O. Box 783369 Winter Garden, FL 34778-3369; or Alzheimer’s Association of America, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, act.alz.org. Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Barbara Duncan Fulton.
L.D. Hubert Smith, 88, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away on June 17, 2023 surrounded by his sweetheart and wife of 65 ½ years, and their three children. Hubert was born on December 27, 1934 to Anna Mae (Carson) Smith and Eugene Smith in Oneida, Tennessee. The second of four siblings, Hubert displayed at an early age his devout love of family, a strong work ethic, high integrity, and a competitive spirit that was balanced by his kind heart. After graduating from Oneida High School in 1953, he enlisted in the Navy and proudly served from 1954-1958 including a deployment to Cuba. In April 1957, Hubert was on leave visiting his family where he met the love of his life, Alice. A long-distance courtship blossomed, and they eloped on December 19, 1957. He wrote to her every day and promised to give her a wonderful life. He kept his promise by working his way up from welder to become the Plant Manager of Vulcan Manufacturing until it closed in 1988. He next became a millwright at GE where he worked until his retirement in 1995. He was a man of strong faith and fierce friendships. A brother in Christ to all serving as deacon at Westside Baptist Church and an elder mentor to all that knew him. He could fix anything, loved woodworking and was most at peace fishing. These skills helped him forge both decade-long friendships and instant friendships with anyone he met. Hubert is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Herbert Smith and sister, Annette Smith. He is survived by his wife, Alice (Yancy) Smith; brother Rutherford Smith, children Chrystal (Ken) Johnson, Susan (James) Cavanaugh and Hugh Craig Smith (Alisa Dadian);
grandchildren Brody (Caitlin), Anna and Elise Johnson, Shannon and Megan Cavanaugh and Erin (Matt) Adkins; great-grandchildren Garrett, Kendall and Reagan Adkins and Henry Johnson as well as many nieces and nephews.
He will be dearly missed by his community of friends that all considered him as family. A visitation for Hubert is planned on Thursday, June 22 from 5-7pm at Radel Funeral Home on 650 Need Road, Cincinnati, OH. The funeral will be held on Friday, June 23 at 9am at Bridgetown Baptist Church on 5771 Bridgetown Road with a fellowship immediately following the service. All are invited to attend. The burial will be in Henry Clay Smith Family Cemetery in Oneida, Tennessee. Those wishing to honor Hubert’s lifelong commitment to family and community can make donations in his name to The Christ Hospital Foundation, 2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 528, Cincinnati, OH 45219 or online at https://www.thechristhospital.com/about-the-network/foundation/donate- online. Any gifts should be designated to the Heart & Vascular Research Fund. West-Murley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements for the family of L.D. Hubert Smith.
Wanda Ruth Newport, age 91, of Oneida, TN, passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, with her family by her side. Born December 18, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Geneva Thompson. She worked as a cook at the
Scott County Hospital for 28 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oneida. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Amy Newport and Cole Newport. Wanda is survived by her children: Elva Chambers, Keith Newport, and David Newport (Marie); grandchildren: Greg Chambers (Dewayne), Kristie Slavey (Jeff), Melanie Jones (Joe), Tracey Chambers, Shane Newport (Micah), and Travis Newport (Sidney); great grandchildren: Marissa (and Sam), Byron, Alexis, and Piper Slavey, Jaci Griffith, Riley and Reed Newport, Sadie, Kacie and Scottie Rose Newport, Damien Spradlin, Rikki and Kale Jones; great great grandson: Sawyer Cole Taylor; uncle: John Roy Thompson; as well as many other family members and friends. Friends may visit with the Newport family on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Jones & Son Funeral Home with Bro. Keith Marcum officiating. Committal service will follow in the H. C. Smith Cemetery. Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Wanda Ruth Newport.
Alice Marie Trinkle, age 75, our sweet little Alice gained her angel wings on Friday, June 23, 2023. She is now one of our guardian angels. She was the sweetest lady who had the brightest personality. She was always smiling and laughing. She had the most contagious smile. She knew how to brighten anyone’s day. Our “Ali Cat” as we called her, will be dearly missed by so many who loved her. She was part of the SAI family. She had many friends and roommates there, whom she
was very close to, but Phyllis Bowling was her closest and dearest friend. They had very special bond. The Day God Called You Home God looked around his garden and found an empty space. The he looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, for he only takes the best. He knew that you were suffering. He knew you were in pain. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb. So, he closed your weary eyes and whispered, “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 9:00 am until time of funeral services to begin at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Four Oaks Funeral Home of
Huntsville, burial will follow in the Daniel Memorial Cemetery. Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville is honored to be
serving the family of Alice Marie Trinkle.
Arvil Lee Harness, age 77 of Huntsville, TN ended his earthly journey on Sunday, June 25, 2023, and walked
through the pearly gates of Heaven. He was born on November 4, 1945. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was a loving father, grandfather, and brother. He loved being a school bus driver, logger, and the outdoors. He enjoyed four-wheeling, ginsenging, and berry picking. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo and Cordelia Harness; infant son, Onvie Lee Harness; mother and father-in-law, Onvie and Edith Lawson; and brother, Bud Harness. Arvil is survived by his three children, Keith Harness, Shanda Davis (Roger), and Robbie Harness (Christy); grandchildren, Amy Wright, Kaylee Lay, Sabrina Davis, Roger Davis, Jr., Dakota Davis, Estrella, Hayden, and Jarrett Harness; nine great grandchildren; brother, Wick Harness (Sheila); sisters, Della Faye Foust (Ricky), Neva Keever, and Jan Delph (Don), and many other special family members and a very special caregiver, Stephanie Houdeshell. Friends may visit with the Harness family on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 from 6 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 7 p.m. in the chapel of West-Murley Funeral Home with Bro. Carlie Duncan officiating. Music will be provided by the Bull Creek Singers.
Committal service will be on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 11 a.m. in the Bull Creek Cemetery in the Bull Creek community. Pallbearers will be family and friends. West-Murley Funeral Home is serving the family of Arvil Lee Harness.
Darron Devon Jeffers, age 38 of Oneida, Tennessee departed this life on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at his home. He was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee on June 29, 1984. He was member of the Trinity Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Elleonna Jeffers Darron is survived by his wife: Kimberly Fryar-Jeffers; Children: Graison Jeffers, Maddie Jeffers, and Austin Jeffers; Stepchildren: Joshua Fryar, Olivia Lowe, and Blake Davis; Parents: Estell and Ella Jeffers; Brothers: Dustin Jeffers, Derrick Jeffers; Sisters: Danna, & Danielle; Special friend: Jordan Singleton; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, family & friends. Darron’s wishes were cremation. Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville is honored to be serving the family of Darron Devon Jeffers.
Mable Marie Reed Douglas, age 92 of Oneida, TN, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2023, at the Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida. She was born in Jellico, TN on February 25, 1931 to Oscar M. and Jessie Kirby Reed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer M. Douglas; eight brothers and sisters; and mother and fatherin- law: Pearlie and Willie Douglas. Mable is survived by one daughter: Carol Douglas Pike of Oneida; three grandchildren: Missy Watters and Mike, Doug Pike, and Rebekah Sexton and Heath, all of Oneida; four great-grandchildren: Kayla Chambers and Skylar, Gage Watters, both of Oneida, Austin Pike and Ty of MD, and Aiden Pike of GA; four great-great-grandchildren: Romee Chambers, Karmen Chambers, and Bentlee Chambers, all of Oneida, and Frazier Pike of MD; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Her wish was cremation. Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Mable Marie Reed Douglas.
Horace “Jupe” Marcum, age 72, departed this life on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at the Tennova Turkey Creek Hospital. He was born on April 19, 1951, to the late Horace Maynard Marcum & Gladys Clark Marcum. Jupe was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church. He was a professional Musician & owner of Royal Records for 39 years. He loved dirt track racing with his son and grandson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant brother; Sisters: Jerri Gagne & husband Rene, & Susan Kline; Father & Mother-in-law: Burley & Barbara Strunk; Special Friend: Gary Byrd. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Lorna Kay Marcum; Daughter: Melisa Kidd and special son-in-law Jim Kidd; Son: Chris Marcum and special daughter-in-law Angie Marcum; Grandchildren: Amanda Lay and husband Josh, Jordan Mason and wife Morgan, Samuel Kidd and wife Nicole, Thomas Kidd and wife Ashley, James Kidd, Caleb Marcum and wife Halea, Christin Todd and husband Jake; 12 Great-Grandchildren; Special Friends: Fred Foster and wife Deb, Pete and Sue Phillips, & Lois Byrd; Special fur baby: Nugget. Friends may visit with the Marcum family on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. until time of funeral services to begin at 7:00 pm in the Chapel of the Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville with Bro. Larry Sexton officiating. Music will be provided by the Crossroad Singers. Graveside service will be Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 10:00 am in the Fairview Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be: Chris Marcum, Caleb Marcum, Jim Kidd, Chip Gagne, Matt Lewis, & Corey Strunk. Honorary pallbearers will be: Josh Lay, Jake Todd, Jordan Mason, Samuel Kidd, Thomas Kidd, James Kidd, Grey Marcum, Colby Strunk, & Seth Strunk.
Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville is honored to be serving the Family of Horace “Jupe” Marcum.