Obituaries

Toni Anette Cantrell Cathey

Jun 29 2016
Toni Anette Cantrell Cathey

Morrison, TN resident and DeKalb County, TN native Toni Anette Cantrell Cathey, age 53, was born August 26, 1962 and died June 27, 2016 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following a sudden illness.

A jeweler at Houston's Jewelry, manager at Insta-Cash, and a member of Morrison First Baptist Church and Webb's Chapel Methodist Church, she was the daughter of Olen H. and Waltine Young Cantrell of Sparta, TN. She was married to Greg Cathey of Morrison, TN.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two children, Justin Cathey and wife Heather of McMinnville and Judith Cathey of Morrison, TN; granddaughter, Abigail Rayne Cathey; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Loucinda Adams of Sparta, TN, Tena and Tim Ferguson of Collinwood, TN, and Becky and Craig Greenwood of Salt Lake City, UT; brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Jamie Cantrell of Sparta, TN; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Margaret Elizabeth Cathey of Morrison, TN; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Jan Davidson of Morrison, TN.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 in High's Chapel with Tim Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery, Coffee County, TN. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Friday at High's.

Lillie Grace Close

Jun 29 2016

102 year old Lillie Grace Close of Alexandria died Tuesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a DeKalb County native and a member of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. Billie Friel and Scott Barrett will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and on Friday from noon until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tandy Walker Fitts and Elizabeth Ann Trapp; her husband of 55 years, Alton Close; a brother, Bernice Fitts, and a sister, Martha Nell Fitts Scott. She is survived by a son, Ben Close of Dowelltown. A daughter, Judy Close of Florida. Grandchildren, Dwayne and Elaine Close of Smithville, Daryl and Angie Close of Smithville, David and Renee Close of Brush Creek, and Mary Grace and Howard Bennett of Hermitage. Eight great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances (Hoppy) Hayes

Jun 27 2016
Frances (Hoppy) Hayes

87 year old Frances (Hoppy) Hayes of Smithville died Monday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a Baptist and a Machine Operator at the Smithville Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Al Gooch will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until the service at 5 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ella Jane Fuson Hayes; three brothers, Alton, J.C., and Kenneth Hayes; and two sisters, Irene Hayes and Nannie Mae Eastes. Survivors include two brothers, Harry and Toy Hayes of Smithville. Special sister-in-law, Jean Hayes. Eleven nieces and nephews, Gena and Scott Cripps of Smithville, Aaron and Julie Hayes of Smithville, Candace Hayes of McMinnville, James and Kerrie Hayes of McMinnville, Modena and Kenny Johnson of Smithville, Pati and Al Gooch of Lebanon, Brenda Trimble of Hermitage, Linda Lane of Nashville, Rose Drake of Murfreesboro, Kim and Dale Nunley of McMinnville, Tracie Dunn of McMinnville. Several great nieces and nephews and a great great nephew. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangement.

Rubye Alice Cantrell

Jun 27 2016
Rubye Alice Cantrell

88 year old Rubye Alice Cantrell of Smithville died Saturday at St. Thomas River Park Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ, the Smithville Study Club and a retired receptionist at Dr. Cliff Duke's Dentistry. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Zollie and Shirley Love Cantrell; her husband, Gerald Edwin Cantrell, Sr. Three brothers, Norman, Reed, and Royce Cantrell; and a sister, Josie Love. Survivors include two sons, Gerald, Jr. and Beverly Cantrell of Mount Juliet and Paul and Michelle Cantrell; and a daughter Mary Elizabeth and Tim Puckett all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Brigette, Wendy, Greg, Nikki, Kylee, and Brittany. Seven great grandchildren, Laney, Chandler, Trinity, Braden, Jackson, Gavin, and A.J. A brother, Gordon Lee and Jane Ann Cantrell of Centertown. Four sisters, Elizabeth LaFever of Woodbury, Gladys Buck of Madison, Joyce Crosslin of Texas, and Linda and Baxter Hillis of Centertown. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Smithville Day School and the Smithville Church of Christ. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Don Redmon

Jun 25 2016
Don Redmon

Mr. Don Redmon age 77 of Smithville passed away Saturday morning June 25, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1939 the to his parents the late Lemmie Haskel and Mary Elizabeth Cantrell Redmon. Mr. Redmon was a retired teacher, a U. S. Navy Veteran and a member of Mt. View The Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 2 brothers: Haston Adcock, JP "Doc" Redmon; 2 sisters: Zella Hricik, Callie Neal; Special sister-in-law: Lou Redmon. Funeral services will be held 2:PM Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dennis Wood officiating and burial to follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Sunday 3:PM until 8:PM and Monday 10:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Mr. Don Redmon is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews and special friends. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Whorton Springs Cemetery Fund in memory of Mr. Redmon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Alsup

Jun 25 2016

Mary Alsup, age 64 of Murfreesboro, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016. She was a native of the Walter Hill Community and the daughter of the late Lillard and Carmine Alsup.

Graveside service will be 2:00pm Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Alsup Family Cemetery, Alsup Mill Road, Wilson County, TN with Rev. David Lawson officiating.

Miss Alsup is survived by her brothers, Jerry Alsup and his wife Carol of Murfreesboro, John Alsup and his wife Judy of Dowelltown, sister, Pam Alsup of Murfreesboro, nephews, John and Jacob Alsup.

She attended Walter Hill Grammar School and was a graduate of Murfreesboro Central High School.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Miss Alsup.

Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

This information provided by DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Lewis Dale Cantrell

Jun 24 2016
Lewis Dale Cantrell

75 year old Lewis Dale Cantrell of Dowelltown died Friday at his residence. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, a Baptist, and a retired self employed nurseryman. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Shannon Cantrell and David Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, John Lee and Carrie Leona Young Cantrell. Sisters, Nancy Humphrey, Carmine Poss, Nell Fly and Janice Martin. Brothers, Jay, Joe, Morgan, Thaniel, Jewell, Prentice, Doyce, and John Cantrell; and brother-in-law, Johnny Martin. Survivors include his wife of 47 years Wanda Culwell Cantrell of Dowelltown. One son, Chris Cantrell of Smithville. Two sisters, Joan Harelson of Lebanon and Hilda and Floyd Corley of Tullahoma. Two brothers, Elmus and Gladys Cantrell and McClure and Pam Cantrell all of Smithville. Three sisters-in-law, Frances Cantrell of Nashville, Wilma Cantrell of Smithville, and Nell Cantrell of McMinnville. One brother-in-law, Joe Fly of Nashville. Special niece, Josie Culwell. Special nephew, Damien Tindell both of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Keel Christian Colgan

Jun 24 2016
Keel Christian Colgan

Keel Christian Colgan, age 54, of Baltimore, Maryland passed from this world on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Franklin Medical Center in Baltimore. Keel was born on May 2, 1962 in Birmingham, Alabama and in August of that same year he was introduced to his parents, George and Helen Colgan, as they adopted him and welcomed their new son into their home. Keel grew up with 3 siblings who loved their brother with all of the love that they had, and a lifelong bond was set into place between brothers and sister. Keel would begin what could only be described as a well traveled education in Lake Charles, LA where he was enrolled in Kindergarten at Lake Charles Elementary, then moving on to Tampa, FL and attending Brookwood Forest Elementary for 1st grade. From there he would spend the next 5 school years, 2nd grade through 6th grade, at Brookwood Forest Elementary in Mountain Brook, AL. Halfway through his 7th grade year he moved from Mountain Brook Junior High to Peachtree in Atlanta, GA where he would stay until he completed 9th grade. In 1977 he would move once again to finish his Primary and Secondary education at Seaholm in Birmingham, MI where he would graduate high school in 1980. During this time an immense and lifelong love of sports was established. Keel was a standout athlete from the beginning in little league baseball and junior pro football at a young age in Mountain Brook, AL and that talent followed him to high school where he played Football, and was a star Baseball player at Seaholm in Birmingham, MI. Keel also began his lifelong love of music during his formative years as he learned and excelled at the Saxophone in the Junior High Band in Mountain Brook, AL. After graduation, Keel continued his education at The College of Brockport, a state university in New York, where he earned his Bachelor of Economics degree. As he left college and continued his life, his journey would include him fathering 3 beautiful daughters whom he loved and cherished, and he would also become a loving uncle to his sibling’s children. As any of us become adults, we all continue to bloom and old ideas and past hobbies evolve but some things from our adolescence stay with us for life. For Keel that was his love of sports and music. Keel was a huge sports fan and loved all things Philadelphia and Baltimore especially the Eagles and Ravens. He enjoyed discussing sports history with his brothers and debating which historical teams were better than others. These discussions created a bond with his family and friends that he cherished throughout his life. However, when it came to his number one sports passion, it was Auburn University that stole his heart. He bled Auburn burnt orange, and navy blue through and through, and War Eagle was his battle cry. To honor that passion, an Auburn flag will fly at his gravesite as he is laid to rest in Smithville, TN. Keel also thoroughly enjoyed listening to music and especially Southern Rock and bands like The Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, and many others. Music remained a constant in his life right up until the end as a guitarist sat by his bedside and played staples of the bands mentioned above as a peace covered his body and he passed from this world just as the song says, “free as a bird now”. Keel is survived by his Mother - Helen Colgan Matthews of North Carolina, 3 Daughters - Kaylee Colgan, Kristin Colgan and Jeren Colgan all of New Jersey, 1 Sister - Kerri Colgan-Wait of Minnesota, 3 Brothers -, Crede A. Colgan of Smithville, Tennessee, Trace C. Colgan of Florida, and Scott Turner of Smithville, Tennessee along with several nieces and nephews who also survive. He is preceded in death by his loving Father - George A. Colgan. A graveside memorial service will be held at DeKalb Memorial Gardens in Smithville, TN on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 3pm where Keel’s cremains will be laid to rest beside his father. Bro. Larry Green will officiate. The graveside memorial service is open to the public. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeremy Michael Banks

Jun 22 2016

Jeremy Michael Banks age 31 of Baxter passed away Monday night, June 20, 2016 at Tennova Jamestown Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born January 3, 1985 to his parents Michael Wayne Banks and Loraine Jean Watson Slater. Jeremy was an installer with a gas company. He is survived by 4 children, Shane, Hayden, Alex and Aubrey Banks; mother, Loraine (David) Slater of Chattanooga; father, Michael Banks of Kingston Springs; brother, Tony Banks of Baxter; 2 nephews, Camden and Landen Banks; 1 niece, Nora Banks; paternal grandfather, Charles Banks of Auburntown; girlfriend, Sarah Phillips of Clarkrange; aunts and uncles, Eric Banks, Gary Banks, Troy Banks, Mary Smith and Gerald Miller; several cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday, June 23, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 5:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wylie “WJ” John McConoughey

Jun 21 2016

Wylie “WJ” John McConoughey, 90, of Huber Heights, OH died peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at his residence at the Webb House in Smithville.

He was retired from DP&L Power Company; a 32-degree Master Mason of 62 years of Dayton Lodge 147, Dayton, Ohio; Wayne High School graduate Class of 1944; and a member of Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church in Huber Heights, Ohio.

He participated fully in several masonic organizations, including the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Patron multiple times; Scottish Rite; High Twelve Club #069 Dayton, serving as Secretary for over 10 years; and the International Order of Job’s Daughters, where he served as Associate Guardian for eight years. He also worked for many years as a precinct judge for the Montgomery County, Ohio election commission.

In the 1980’s, he was proprietor of Lakeview Inn in Lakeside, Ohio. It was a rewarding semi-retirement project where he forged great friendship and spent many evenings photographing beautiful Lake Erie sunsets. He delighted in singing and had a broad appreciation for music, but was especially fond of old time hymns, barbershop quartets and swing bands with a lot of brass.

His memorial service will be held on July 11, 2016 at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church, 7505 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424, www.sulphurgrove.org

A private burial will be attended by immediate family Monday afternoon at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles “CE’ and Matilda “Jennie” Jane Doak McConoughey, brothers, Charles “Ted” and Nyal and sister, Helen.

Survivors include a son, Jim and Gina McConoughy of Illinois, and daughters, Lisa and Morris Lewis of Thompson Station, TN Katy and Bob Fritschie of Huber Heights, OH, Jennifer and William Sherwood of Smithville, TN. Nine grandchildren, Elizabeth McConoughey of Portland, OR; J Spencer McConoughey of Chicago; John Rebekah and Erin Lewis of Thompson Station, TN; Kelsey and Bob Fritschie of Huber Heights, OH; and James and Nate Sherwood of Smithville, TN. Nephew, Wayne McConoughey and niece, Janet McConoughey of Tucson, AZ.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church IMAGINE-Holden Chapel. Online giving can be made at my.simplegive.com/g3/h/ or to the Dayton Masonic Foundation, 525 West Riverview Ave., Dayton, OH 45405 www.daytonmasonicfoundation.org

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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