Obituaries

Jerry Dewayne Evans

Dec 12 2017

Jerry Dewayne Evans age 56 of McMinnville, passed away Sunday night, December 10, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was born December 9, 1961 to his parents, the late James F. and Edith Young Evans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded n death by his wife, Donna G. Evans. Jerry was a nursery worker. He is survived by 2 step-children, Amanda (Jeremy) Henry of McMinnville and Charles Shannon (Jennifer) Adcock of Smithville; 4 step-grandchildren, Ryan and Ethan Carter, Makenzey Henry and Nate Adcock; 2 brothers, Michael and Phillip Evans. The family has chosen a direct cremation. There will be a Graveside Memorial Service, Thursday, December 14, 2017 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Nathan Thomason officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Freddy Lee Wright

Dec 12 2017

Freddy Lee Wright, age 65 of Rock Island and native of DeKalb County, Tennessee passed from this life on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at his home.

Freddy was born Saturday, July 19, 1952 in Smithville, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Carl Wright and the late Elizabeth Hathaway Wright.

Freddy is survived by his wife - Patricia Wright sister - 1 sister Barbara Fish of Smithville TN. sisters-in-laws - Carolyn Sue Fults and Elaine Passons Wright - special uncle - Lee Denton Wright -several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive.

In addition to his parents, Freddy was preceded in death by his brother Carl Wayne Wright, 3 sisters Marie (Council) Stover, Violet England, and Vada White, sister-in-law, Janie Elizabeth Fuqua.

Funeral service for Mr. Freddy Lee Wright will be at 1:00 PM Tuesday December 12, 2017 at Gradens of Memory Funeral Home with interment in the Old Bybee Chapel Cemetery, Rock Island, TN.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 12th from 10 AM to 1 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family has ask donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expences.

Toledo Byrd

Dec 11 2017

Toledo Byrd age 61 of Dowelltown, passed away Saturday night, December 9, 2017 at her residence. She was born January 10, 1956 to her parents, the late Melvin Edward and Gladys Alberta Adamson Byrd. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Dean Yaney and Vetrice Cook; 1 brother, Clay Byrd; 2 brothers-in-law, Marvin Yaney and Billy Cook, Sr. and 1 sister-in-law, Linda Byrd. Toledo was a Pentecostal and worked as a switchboard operator with the V.A. She is survived by 3 children, Melvin (Shelia) McCloud of McMinnville, Todd McCloud of Smithville and Tolesha Suggs of Sparta; 7 grandchildren, Brett Earls, Tyler, Logan and Lexi McCloud, Conner, Cadance and Jieseyn "Jiebo" Suggs; 2 great-grandchildren, Addyson and Melody Earls; 2 brothers, Jerry Byrd of Dowelltown and Frosty Byrd of Smithville; special caregiver and cousin, Penny Martin and Alexis Bennett; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 11 AM Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Connie Brown officiating and burial will follow in Poplar Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Visitation will be Tuesday 2 PM until 8 PM and Wednesday 9 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dwight Cantrell

Dec 10 2017
Dwight Cantrell

65 year old Dwight Cantrell of Smithville passed away Friday at his residence. He was a Baptist, US Army Veteran, and he was disabled. The funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in the Young Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, John Hampton Cantrell, Jr. and two brothers, Doug Johnson and Johnny Cantrell. Survivors include a daughter, Alice and Michael Wills of Alexandria. Three sons, Dwight David and Angela Cantrell of Alexandria, James Patrick and Catherine Cantrell of Brush Creek, and Daniel Johnson of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren. One great grandchild. Mother, Helen and Jewel Johnson of Smithville. Four brothers, Dwayne Cantrell of Alexandria, Benny Cantrell, and Jeff Johnson and Terry Johnson all of Smithville. Seven sisters, Judy and Tony Watson, Nita and Joey Steakley, Tonya Menix, Deanna Brooks, Michelle Snipes, Tammy Cantrell, and Rebecca Cantrell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Lonnie Wayne Daniels

Dec 10 2017

Lonnie Wayne Daniels age 61 of Alexandria, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 7, 2017 at his residence. Born June 10, 1956 in Gainesboro, TN, he was the son of Vula Brown Daniels and the late Roy Daniels. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Norris; brother-in-law, J.C. Brewer and a nephew, Loyd Daniels. Lonnie was a member of the Alexandria Church of Christ and a truck driver for 23 yrs. He is survived by his mother, Vula Daniels of Lebanon; wife, Debbie Daniels of Alexandria; children, Terry Wayne Daniels of Chattanooga, Ronnie Ray Daniels of Watertown, Janis Faye (Daniel) Tyree of Statesville; grandchildren, Terry and Jodie Daniels, Jessie Daniels, MaKayla, MaKenna, Mason and Miles Tyree; stepson, Devin French of Florida; stepdaughter, Janet Kyle of Gordonsville; sister, Christine (J.B. Brown) Brewer of Celina; brothers, Melvin (Judy) Daniels of Watertown and Floyd Daniels of Statesville; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Bro. Jeff Ford officiating. Pallbearers, Daniel and Azel Tyree, Kenneth and Tyler estep, Curtis Daniels, Chris Sherfield. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Saturday and Noon till service time Sunday. Interment at Talley Cemetery. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME (615)237-9318.

Modena Page Nokes

Dec 8 2017
Modena Page Nokes

95 year old Modena Page Nokes of Sweetwater passed away Wednesday at Wood Presbyterian Home. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service at 7 p.m. Burial will be Monday at 10 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace Wade and Sarah Elizabeth Page; her husband, Sam Nokes; and a sister, Larue Redmon. Survivors include a son, Jimmy and Debbie Nokes; a granddaughter, Jennifer and Daniel Keller; a great grandson, Rylan Keller and expectant great granddaughter, Addison Keller all of Sweetwater. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Judkins Adcock

Dec 7 2017
Mary Judkins Adcock

84 year old Mary Judkins Adcock of Smithville passed away at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Dwight Knowles and Bro. Johnny Adcock will officiate and burial will be in the Jaco Judkins Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James M. Adcock; parents, Jess and Eva Judkins; a son, Kelvin Adcock; three daughters, Janice Adcock, Deborah Adcock, and Patricia Adcock. Siblings, Earlene Jeffries, Elsie Adcock, Norvell Judkins, Hobert Judkins, Harry Judkins, and John Judkins. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Steve Merz of Smithville. A son, Lee Adcock of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Stephanie and Wayne Reagan of Smithville, Mason Brandt and Daniel Brandt of Murfreesboro, Quinton Adcock of Smithville, and Ashley Brandt of Florida. Nine great grandchildren, Makira Johnson, Ricky Perry, Allie Key, Emma Johnson, Aspen Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Kelvin Reagan, and Brantley Adcock all of Smithville, and Daniel Brandt of Murfreesboro. Two sisters, Gloria Martin of Smithville and Jessie Fleming of Indiana. Two brothers, Lewis Judkins and Frank Judkins of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu to flowers, donations may be made in Mary's memory to the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church Children's Sunday School fund.

Klayton Alan Chapman and Kolton James Chapman

Dec 6 2017
Klayton Alan Chapman

Klayton Alan Chapman age 3 and Stillborn infant, Kolton James Chapman, the sons of Cory and Tiffanie Youngblood Chapman passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident in White County. Klayton and Kolton were preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Judy Youngblood and paternal grandfather, Richard Chapman. In addition to their parents, they are survived by 1 sister, Kayleigh Chapman of Sparta and 1 half-sister, Morgan Hale of Woodbury; paternal grandmother, Connie Dodd of Woodbury; 2 uncles, Tom (Autumn) Vaughn and Chris Vaughn both of Smithville; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Joint Funeral Services will be conducted 1 PM Friday, December 8, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be given to help with cemetery costs. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 11 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward Martin

Dec 5 2017
Edward Martin

89 year old Edward Martin of Smithville passed away Monday at NHC of Smithville. He was a member of the Center Hill Brethren In Christ and a sewing machine mechanic. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Steffee will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Martin was preceded in death by his wife Jodie Martin and parents, Tommie and Nancy Lou Martin. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Tammie and Anthony Burger; two grandchildren, Nancy Burger and Nicole and husband Brandon Gay all of Smithville. Three great grandchildren, Jaxon, Gunner, and Kinslee Gay. One sister, Mallie Harvey of Watertown. Several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Annie Waltyne LaFevor

Dec 4 2017
Annie Waltyne LaFevor

Annie Waltyne LaFevor age 89, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2017 in Murfreesboro. She was born May 17, 1928, daughter of the late Walton Worthington Lawson and Vada Elizabeth Fuson Lawson of Smithville. Tyne as she was affectionately known, was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James William LaFevor in 2006. They married in 1944 and spent the next 23 years in military deployments during World War II and the Korean War. After retirement in 1966, they made their home in Murfreesboro and were active members of St. Marks’s United Methodist Church. Tyne is survived by her children, James Richard “Jim” LaFevor and his wife, Charlotte of Chattanooga, J. Randall LaFevor and his wife, Holly of Mt. Juliet and Rochelle Northrup and her husband, Vic of Alpharetta, GA; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Andrew and Jenna LaFevor and daughter, Landry, Brooke Weity and sons, Skye, Steve and Codye Garfinkle, Leigh Hinebaugh and children, Andrea, Serenity, Dane and Sean, Jr., Tina Hinebaugh, Jake Northrup and Lucas Northrup; sisters, Nell Hearn Blaylock, Terrellene (Doug) Johnson; sister-in-law, Irene Lawson; brother, Walt Lawson; cousins, Bobbye Davis and Jimmy Davis; nieces and nephews, She was preceded in death by a daughter, Renee Hinebaugh; brother, Wayne Lawson and brother-in-law, Lonnie Blaylock. Funeral services 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Dr. Jim Clardy and Dr. Craig Goff officiating. Visitation 11 a.m. till service time Tuesday. Interment at Jones Hill Cemetery in Watertown. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME, Watertown (615)237-9318.

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