Obituaries

Michael Young

Apr 3 2015

56 year old Michael Young of Dowelltown died Friday morning at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a Baptist and a construction worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Brian Jones will officiate and burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m.. Young was preceded in death by his father, Jake Young. Survivors include his wife, Georgia Tramel Young of Dowelltown. A son, Nelson Young and daughter, Ashley Young; and two grandchildren, Cody Goff and Wyatt Young all of Smithville. Mother, Dorothy Caldwell Young; a brother, Timothy Young and sister, Rena Young all of Dowelltown. A half brother, David Vanatta of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Willie Harrison Cantrell

Apr 1 2015

Mr. Willie Harrison Cantrell age 64 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital ER. He was born December 6, 1950 to his parents, the late Leslie Harrison and Sally Louell Driver Cantrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Rose Marie and Betty Lou Cantrell. He was a retired maintenance man with Smithville Furniture and was a Methodist. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Bessie Lee Crook Cantrell of Smithville; 2 children, Lori Fox of McMinnville and Jack Harrison Cantrell of Murfreesboro; 2 grandchildren, Brandon and Jonathan Cleavenger;; 2 brothers, Kenneth and Danny Cantrell of Smithville; Special friend, Doug Boyd. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday, April 2, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Dean Eunice Claudean Stanley

Mar 31 2015

Dean Eunice Claudean Stanley age 84 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday morning March 31, 2015 at NHC HealthCare in Smithville. She was born April 30, 1930 to her parents, the late Jim and Beulah Campbell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Stevie Stanley; 2 brothers, Jessie Campbell and Tracy Campbell. She was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ and worked side by side with her husband on the farm. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, James E. Stanley of Smithville; 1 daughter, Paulette (Randy) Bain of Smithville; 1 son, Steve Stanley of Smithville; 4 grandchildren, Lori (Manuel) Ramirez, Paul (Amy) Stanley, Jamie (Arturo) Ramirez, Tammy Moser; 13 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jimmy Douglas Campbell of Murfreesboro and Tilman Moss Campbell of Alexandria. Graveside services and interment will be conducted 11AM Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Blues Hill Cemetery with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 12 Noon until 7PM and Thursday 9AM until 10:30 at which time Mrs. Stanley's remains will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Guyana Mission Fund at the Smithville Church of Christ, in memory of Mrs. Dean. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Ann Catron

Mar 30 2015

73 year old Mary Ann Catron of Sparta died Sunday at Hospice House of the Upper Cumberland. The body is at Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta. Arrangements are incomplete.

Jesse Wade Adcock

Mar 30 2015

40 year old Jesse Wade Adcock of Sparta died Friday at his home.

He was born in Cookeville to his parents Bill & Marilyn Adcock of Sparta.

He was survived by companion, Sara Luna; parents, Bill & Marilyn Adcock; brother, Ty Adcock; sister-in-law, Dawnda Hutchins; and two nieces, Ashley Teegarden and Andrea Richardson.

The family will receive friends at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Sparta, on the corner of College St. and N. Main St., next to the Funeral Home, Monday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

The funeral services for close family and friends will be at the First Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m., Jonathan Angel will be officiating. Burial will be at Saylor’s Cemetery in North White County following the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Sara Luna fund at First National Bank of Sparta.

Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements

Johnnie H. Martin

Mar 30 2015

Mr. Johnnie H. Martin age 66 of Smithville, passed away Saturday March 28, 2015 at his residence. He was born September 22, 1948 to his parents, the late George and Virginia Raper Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Cantrell Martin and brother, Danny R. Martin. Johnnie attended Temple Baptist Church, he was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired factory worker. He is survived by 7 children, Brandie White of Sparta, Vanessa Cunningham of Tullahoma, Tess Bafford of Sparta, Jenny Kelly of McMinnville, Cindy Neely of Columbia, Carrie Hale of Smithville and Brandon Cantrell of Smyrna; 11 grandchildren, Johnathan and Alyssa White, Layla Cunningham, Nick Waycaster, Devin and Will Bafford, Misty Breedlove, Kyla Morgan, Elanna, Bonnie and Tyler Hale; 3 great-grandchildren, Tanner, Hayden, and Easton; 2 sisters, Becky Fay Bost and Susan Briest both of McMinnville; 1 brother, Larry Joe Martin of McMinnville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Jarvis Johnson and Shannon Cantrell officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery with military honors. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 1:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Jean Kernagis

Mar 28 2015

64 year old Dorothy Jean Kernagis of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a member of the Family Harvest Church of God and worked for Helton, Incorporated. A memorial service will be Monday at 7:00 p.m. at the Family Harvest Church of God. Justin McCulley will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Morris and Patricia Frazier and a daughter, Stacey Redmore Grisham. Survivors include a brother, Eddie and wife Bridget Morris of Colorado. Two daughters, Marie Powell of Illinois and Rebecca Redmore of Morrison. Two sons, William and Traci Frazier of McMinnville and Kevin and Karri Redmore of Smithville. Two granddaughters and eight grandsons. Two nieces and several great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Mary West Curtis

Mar 28 2015

91 year old Mary West Curtis died March 27 at Spring City Care & Rehab in Spring City, TN following an extended illness. She was a McMinnville resident and native of Warren County.

She was a homemaker, and in her retirement years, a school cafeteria monitor where she befriended many children, teachers and staff. An active member of the First Baptist Church until her illness, she was the daughter of the late Hester L. and Daisy Cantrell West. She was married to T.J. Curtis who preceded her in death in 1984. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brother, I.D. West; and two sisters, Willie Mae Cates and Virginia Beckwith.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna Trevathan Landreth and Harry Landreth of Spring City, TN and Susan Stewart Wideman and Dave Wideman of McMinnville; 4 grandchildren and their spouses, Jeremy and Maggie Stewart of Malibu, CA, Justin and Beth Stewart of McMinnville, Allison and Brandon Lowry of Chattanooga, TN and Callie McNamee of Murfreesboro, TN; 4 step-grandchildren, Michelle and Doug Jones of Cookeville, TN, Doug Landreth of Navarre, FL, Susan and Rich Everitt of Augusta, GA and David and Denise Landreth of Savannah, TN; 9 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Martin of McMinnville; and two brothers, Luther West of McMinnville and Tom West of Huntsville, AL.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 in High's Chapel with Dave Wideman, Allison Lowry and Brandon Lowry officiating. Burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery, Smithville, TN. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Monday at High's.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Magness Memorial Library.

High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Danny Steve Stewart

Mar 24 2015

67 year old Danny Steve Stewart of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life. He was also retired from Star Manufacturing. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.. Dr. Doretta Hutchins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Stewart was preceded in death by his parents, Frank James and Allene Ames Stewart and two brothers, Ronnie and Ralph Stewart. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Hill Stewart of Smithville. Two daughters, Stephanie and Chad Edens of Woodbury and Jamie and Ralph West of Rock Island. Two sons, Craig Hill of Smithville and Kyle Hill of Michigan. Five grandchildren, Kyleigh Hill of Smithville, Fletcher Moore, Emma Edens, and Graham Edens all of Woodbury, and Easton West of Rock Island. One sister, Dail and Gary Simons of McMinnville. Four brothers, Frank W. and Kaye Stewart of McMinnville, Roger and Glenda Stewart of McMinnville, Linsey and Regina Stewart of Beersheba Springs, and Melvin and Tammy Stewart of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Danny Gibbs

Mar 24 2015

Mr. Danny Gibbs age 65 of Liberty, passed away Sunday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was born July 6, 1949 to his parents, the late Carl and Geneva Walden Gibbs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margie Reynolds. Danny was a member of the Dowelltown Baptist Church and a construction worker. He enjoyed fishing. Danny is survived by 4 children, Melissa (Terry) Hicks of Liberty, Michelle Anderson of Smithville, Becky (Jessie) Thomas of Dowelltown and Daniel Gibbs and Carol Tipton of McMinnville; 7 grandchildren, Carl Cantrell, Shea Hicks, Tiffany Anderson, Josh Anderson, Nathan Pack, Hope Thomas, Christopher Gibbs; 3 great-grandchildren, Jayden, Cayden and Brantley Anderson; 5 sisters, Jewel (Bobby) Ponder of Smithville, Dette Shelton, Alma (Jerry) Montgomery and Ruby Reynolds all of Dowelltown and Irene (James) Jennings of Nashville; 2 Brothers, Carl, Jr. (Betty) Gibbs of Lebanon and Billy (Shirley) Gibbs of Dowelltown. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Wilson Williams and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 10:AM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of services at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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