Obits 9/11/18

Jennifer Elane (Davenport) Langford

Jennifer Elane (Davenport) Langford, 39 of Lebanon, passed away on Sept. 2. Funeral services were held on Sept. 8 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dave Goldner and Pastor Eddie Turner officiating. Interment followed at the Puckett Cemetery in Smithville. Active pallbearers included: Curtis Stone, Josh Pruno, Gary Tinsley, Jon Williamson, Lance Roach and Greg Bradford. Honorary pallbearers included: Brad Davenport, Matt Davenport, Robbie Jordan, Eric Cherry and Jim Moore.

She was born on May 25, 1979. She was a graduate of Celina High School, where she excelled in basketball and earned a scholarship to Vol State. She earned her MS degree from Cumberland University. Jennifer was a member of Joy Church. She was a homemaker and home-schooler of her three children, a board member of Eagle Academy in Mt. Juliet and a former employee of NBC Bank/Suntrust, Wilson County Farm Bureau and the Alumni Center at Cumberland University.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ralph and Jo Bradford and Glen and Lucille Davenport; and uncle, Alan Bradford.

Surviving relatives include her husband of 19 years, Rodney Langford of Lebanon; parents, Hugh and Teri Davenport of Celina; children, Nolan Clay Langford, Emmy Bryce Langford and Rellan Cole Langford, brothers, Brad (Beth) Davenport of Manchester and Matt (Brittany) Davenport of Cookeville; father and mother-in-law, Jackie and Tina Langford of Rickman; sisters-in-law, Chasity (Jonathan) Williamson and Danielle (Robbie) Jordan, both of Rickman; and many nieces and nephews.



John Mark Hayes

John Mark Hayes, 93 of Celina, passed away on Aug. 24 at the Cumberland River Hospital in Celina in the presence of his faithful family. Funeral services were held on Aug. 26 at the Beech Bethany Church of Christ with Craig Ogletree and Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Plumlee Cemetery. John Chism, Jason Chism, Jo-El Hayes, Jason Thompson, Hayes Chism and Zane Hayes served as active pallbearers.

He was born on Sept. 13, 1924 in Clay County. Although known for his success as a farmer, he was most known for his love of the Lord, his family and his country.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mark Fraim and Ada (Arms) Hayes; beloved wife, Louise P. Hayes; son, Mark Hayes; daughter, Peggy Hayes; brother, Cornell Hayes; sister, Nellie Campbell; and half-sister, Mamie Plumlee.

Surviving relatives include his daughter, Emily Chism and husband, James of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, John Chism and wife, Heidi, Jason Chism and wife, Christy, Jo-El Hayes and wife, Shannon and Rita Thompson and husband, Jason; great-grandchildren, Hayes, Jacob and Levi Chism, Waylon Hayes and Elizabeth Chism; and a host of other family and friends.

Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Dalton Likens

Dalton Likens, 77 of Moss, passed away on Aug. 31 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. Graveside services were held on Sept. 3 at the Jonestown Cemetery in the Union Hill Community in Moss with Bro. Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed the services. Pallbearers included: Wendell Franklin, Rod Gentry, Jeff Asberry, Kenneth Lee, Donald Likens and Louie Long.

He was born on March 12, 1941 in Clay County. He was employed with the Clay Co. Highway department as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Mandy Belle (Jones) Likens; sons, Dale Likens, Kale Likens; sisters, Ruby Gentry, Erma Likens; brothers: Carlos Likens, Redford Likens, Rex Likens, Dumas Likens, Lester Likens, J.T. Likens, Willis Likens, Gerald

Surviving relatives include his granddaughter, Page Collins; great-granddaughter, Lilly Collins; sisters, Katherene Franklin, Sue Cherry and her husband Billy; nephew, Wendell Franklin and his wife Donna; niece, Brenda Stafford and her husband David; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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