Smith, Freddie "Jo" (Cleveland)

Monday, July 4, 2022
Freddie "Jo" Smith made her way to heaven on June 30, 2022, surrounded by her family.

She was known as a truly devout Christian woman that shared her love for God to everyone. Her worn Bibles showed her love of daily reading, studying and devotionals.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Kathryn Hall and Fred Smith.

Survivors include sisters, Rita Smith (Scottie), Gail Hardin (David) and Vickie Smith; brother, Fred Smith (Charlene); along with several nieces and nephews.

2 Corinthian 5:8 "... to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord".

The family will receive friends at Companion Funeral Home - Cleveland on July 9 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on July 9 at Companion Funeral Home - Cleveland, with David Hardin officiating.

Long, Cynthia "Cindy" (Birchwood)

Holt, Randy Emmett (Rising Fawn)

Brown, Bobby Wayne (Trenton)


Cynthia “Cindy” Long, 62, of Birchwood, passed away on August 8, 2022. She was born on May 29, 1960 to the late Van and Ursa Hart. Cindy loved gardening and was very passionate about plants. ... (click for more)

Randy Emmett Holt, 63, of Rising Fawn, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, after a long bout with cancer. Randy was born Nov. 29, 1958 to Bobbie Barker and the late Roy Holt. He retired from ... (click for more)

Bobby Wayne Brown, 72, of Trenton, passed away Monday, August 8, 2022. He was born May 6, 1950 to the late Jack and Mattie Brown. Bobby was a loving and caring man that loved his family and all ... (click for more)



Area Obituaries

Long, Cynthia "Cindy" (Birchwood)

Cynthia “Cindy” Long, 62, of Birchwood, passed away on August 8, 2022. She was born on May 29, 1960 to the late Van and Ursa Hart. Cindy loved gardening and was very passionate about plants. She truly had a green thumb. Cindy was a lover of all animals. She also enjoyed crafts and spending time with her friends and family. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who ... (click for more)

Holt, Randy Emmett (Rising Fawn)

Randy Emmett Holt, 63, of Rising Fawn, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, after a long bout with cancer. Randy was born Nov. 29, 1958 to Bobbie Barker and the late Roy Holt. He retired from Coca-Cola after many years of service, and enjoyed collecting guns. Randy was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy ... (click for more)

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Hazel Mae Curtis Smith

Hazel Mae Curtis Smith, 89, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Hazel was born in Stevenson, Alabama, on April 2, 1933, the eldest child of the late George and Ruby Curtis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter Smith; daughter, Susan ElaineSmith; granddaughter, Michelle Corder; brothers, Dan, Ed, and Bob Curtis; ... (click for more)

Michael Dale Burnett

Michael Dale Burnett, 59, Decatur, Tennessee, chief operating officer and director of printing at Dockins Graphics, passed away unexpectedly on August 6, 2022, while on his property where he was building his dream home. To briefly sum up the life of someone who meant so much to so many people feels impossible. Mike was a caring, thoughtful, and endlessly generous father, ... (click for more)

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