Richard “Jug” Smith


Richard “Jug” Smith, 75, of Boaz, passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. The family has elected cremation.

Mr. Smith is survived by his wife, Lela Mae Johnson Smith; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky & Shelley Smith; daughters and sons-in-law, Lindsey and Josh Dugue, Meredith and Mike McGee, Myra and Bryan Smith and Pamela Whisenant; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; sister, Faye Morgan.

McRae Funeral Home directed.

Rose Ward Kermondy


Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, 2019, for Rose Ward Kermondy, 67, of Albertville, at Marshall Memorial Funeral Home. Dr. Keith Williams officiated. Burial followed in Marshall Memory Gardens.

Rose was preceded in death by per parents, Harold and Dorothy Ward; her first husband, David Oliver; and her stepson, David Oliver, Jr.

Rose spent the last 31 years with the love of her life, John, traveling around the world. They visited Canada, Niagara Falls and the Bahamas. They also gave back to their church by chaperoning numerous youth trips to Pigeon Forge.

Rose loved the Lord and made sure to honor Him by teaching Sunday school for many years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and could always be seen on Sunday singing in the choir.

There wasn’t a mean bone in Rose’s body, and she was considered a true joy to be around. She was a fun-loving Christian who loved her kids and husband dearly.

Rose hated to cook. It was the thing she despised most. She wanted to make John corn beef and cabbage once for supper and tried to make it with a can of corn beef and a head of cabbage. John immediately took her grocery shopping and showed her how to make it from scratch. That can of corn beef and cabbage was eventually thrown out.

She is survived by her loving husband, John Kermondy; her son, John Kermondy, Jr., her chosen daughter, Jennifer Dickie; her stepson, Christopher (Renii) Oliver; her sisters, Debra Colley and Susan Boyles; her brother, Michael Ward; three grandchildren, Tyler, Andrew and Joseph Kermondy; and great grandchild, Reileigh.

Pallbearers were Christopher Oliver, Greg Miller, Derek Ward, John Kermondy, Jr., Chase Kermondy and Johnny Shell.

Marshall Memorial Funeral Home directed.

Thomas Roy Humphries

Sardis City

Councilman Thomas Roy Humphries, 88, of Sardis City, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at his home.

His funeral service was held Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Sardis Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Mike Goforth officiated the service. Pallbearers were all Sardis City employees.

He is survived by his wife, June Humphries; daughters, Susie Humphries Wood (Oddis), Clarissa Humphries Andrade and Shelia Humphries Payne (Steven); grandchildren, Brad Humphries, Tiffany Vidrine (Chad), Lucas Mann, Crystal Roesner and Brandon Humphries (Jessica); nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Humphries is preceded in death by his son, Timothy Ray Humphries and grandson, Matthew Mann.

Etowah Memorial Chapel Directing

Billy West McClendon


Billy West McClendon, 82, of Waldron, Arkansas, formerly of Geraldine, passed away Wednesday June 12, 2019.

Family has chosen cremation and will hold private memorial service.

Mr. McClendon is survived by his wife, Jackie McClendon of Waldron; daughters, Sherrie Pence of Crossville, Robin Bankston, of Albertville, Mitzi Hughes of Boaz; brothers, Ned McClendon and Don McClendon both of Geradline; grandchildren, Tyler Bankston (Jennifer) and Josie Hughes; three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Oval McClendon.

Paul Earl Sharp


Paul Earl Sharp, 63, of Boaz, passed away Monday, June 14, 2019.

His funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 at Albertville Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery at Painter. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5 until 8 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Francine Sharp; sons, Michael, Robert, Kenneth and Jonathan Sharp; mother, Jill Hernandez; eight grandchildren; sister; Tina Sharp.

Albertville Memorial Chapel Directing

James Randell Scott


James Randell Scott, 84, of Crossville, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019. Funeral services are today Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Macedonia #2. Burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Scott is survived by his wife, Virginia Scott of Crossville; daughter, Debbie (Ricky) Templeton of Crossville; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother, Wendell (Lila) Scott; sister, Sarah (Lemon) McCollum.

Geraldine Funeral Home directing.

Elaine Duncan


Elaine Duncan, 74, of Albertville, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Adams Brown Service Chapel. Burial followed at Shoal Creek.

Her survivors are daughters, Teresa Diane Duncan, Angela Hamilton (Jeff), Sylvia Crane (Mike); son, Elmo Wayne Duncan, Jr.; brother, Stanley Garrett; eight grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren.

Arrangements entrusted to Adams Brown Service Funeral Home.

Debra Lynn Anthony Riddle


Debra Lynn Anthony Riddle, 60, of Horton, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019. Funeral services were Monday, June 17, 2019 at Albertville Funeral Home Downtown.

Her survivors include mother, Iva Anthony; daughter, Amanda Windsor (Aaron); sons, Billy Smalley (Lauren), Steven Riddle (Lindsey); sisters, Bonnie Farmer (Earnest), Nell Lang (Leonard), Ann Kirkland (Junior); brothers, Bobby Anthony, Mark Anthony (Belinda); seven grandchildren.

Albertville Funeral Home Downtown assisted family with arrangements.


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