95 year old Vena Fuston of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church for 83 years and was a Sunday School Teacher and the Church Clerk for 37 years. She was also retired from the DeKalb County School System, a factory worker, and a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Fuston was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fuston; parents, Palace and Nancy Curtis Crips; a brother, Austin Crips, and a sister-in-law, Tincy Crips. She is survived by a son, Bob Earl Fuston and his wife, Linda Fuston. two grandchildren, Tony and wife Robbin Fuston and Gina and husband Richard Close; three great grandchildren, Trey Fuston and Caden and Conner Close; and two step grandchildren, Keshia and Westley Poss all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Dry Creek Baptist Church.
73 year old Izena Griffin of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Brethren in Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Saturday from noon until 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Griffin was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Griffin; parents, James Monroe and Jessie Edith Young; a son, James Ross Griffin, and a sister, Elizabeth Mahler. Survivors include a daughter, Judy and husband Steve Merriman; two grandchildren, Steve Merriman and Jake and wife Joyce Merriman; three great grandchildren, Annabell, Austin, and Hallie Merriman all of Smithville. Two brothers, Thomas and wife Faye Young of Smithville and Grady and wife Linda Young of Texas. Two sisters, Peggy and husband Gary Blankenship of Spencer and Sue and husband Sonny Guy of Smithville. Brother-in-law, Bud Mahler of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to New Frontiers in lieu of flowers.
Jo Bill Murphy Cook, 82, of Smithville passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Thursday, November 28, 2013. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and a retired secretary for Cumberland Nursery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady Lee and Alberta "Bertie" Murphy; her husband, Bratten Hale Cook; her children, Gayden (Cook) Richardson and Steve (Pat Cook Briggs) Cook; her grandson Patrick Ford; and six brothers: LT Murphy, Walter Norvel Murphy, Ronald Murphy, Donald Murphy, Jerry Murphy and Cletus Murphy.
She is survived by her son, Bratten (Judy) Cook II of Smithville; two daughters, Murphy Ford of Nashville, and Jo Lynn (Mike) Brown, of Nashville; and son-in-law Buck Ford. Grandchildren: Megan Cook, of Smithville, TN; Bratten Cook III, of Cookeville, TN, Andrew Cook, of Murfreesboro, TN; Jesse Ford, Tucker Ford, and James Ford, of Nashville,TN; Elliot Cook, of Smithville, TN; and Collin Cook, of Lexington, TN. Great-grandchildren: Devin Cook, Ari Cook, and Bratten Cook IV of Smithville, TN. Two brothers, Kenneth (Joyce) Murphy, and Grady (Dot) Murphy; three sisters, Pat Bain, Wanda Barr, and Peggy (Wayne) Patterson; and four sisters-in-law, Peggy Murphy , Janie Cook Knowles and Jeanine Cook Caldwell. One brother-in-law, Joe Stone. The family would like to thank her special friends Evelene Davis and Wilalene Brock for their love, care and support.
The visitation will be held at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on November 29 from 2-7 p.m., and on November 30 from from 9 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:00 p.m., which will also be held at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in Liberty, TN immediately following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Habitat for Humanity.
48 year old George "Little George" Mancefield Johnson, Jr. of Walling died at his residence. He was born in Smithville, son of George Mancefield Johnson, Sr. and the late Nellie Wood. He was employed as a prison guard in Pikeville and he was a member of the Spring Hill Baptist Church. In addition to his father, Johnson is survived by his adopted mother, Jewell Hoffman of Sparta; sister, Debra Bain and husband Kenny of Smithville; sister, Teresa Ann Johnson of Dowelltown; sister, Janie Johnson of Dowelltown; niece, Nelda Bandy; nephew, Kenny Bain, Jr.; special great nieces, Tanisha and Briana Bandy; special great nephews, Jacob Bandy, Gavin and Braxton Bain, and Dayne Powell; and many friends and other relatives. In addition to his mother, he was preceeded in death by a niece, Stacey Powell. The family will recieve friends and neighbors for a visitation on Friday from 2 until 8 pm at the Oak Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Sparta. The family will also recieve friends for a visitation at the Spring Hill Baptist Church on Saturday from 10 am until 1 pm with the funeral service to follow at 1 pm. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Oak Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
65 year old Linda Sue Summers of Smithville died Sunday at UT Medical Center in Knoxville. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Danny Bandy will officiate and burial will be in the Pedigo-Summers Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Eddie Robinson; a sister, Sally Judkins; and a grandchild, Star Palermo. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Bobby Summers of Smithville. Children, Richard and wife Donna Summers of Dale Ridge, Susan Lanier of Pea Ridge, Diane Summers of Smithville, Linda Oliver of Smithville, and Cindy Thomas of Dale Ridge. Six grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Her mother, Annie Taylor of Smithville. A sister, Freeda and husband Bill Phillips of Dowelltown. One brother, Ray and wife Teresa Robinson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.
92 year old Willa Dean Taylor of Smithville died Friday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Herschel and Edith Gill Haynes. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Solon Robert Taylor; Son, Robert Jewel Taylor; Brother, Brown Haynes. She was a Homemaker and a Baptist. She is survived by 1 Daughter, Sherry Gayle Taylor Graham of Smithville; Granddaughter, Keisha Taylor of Murfreesboro; Daughter-in-law, Helen Taylor of Smithville; and 2 Great-Grandchildren, Leslie and Max. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 4:PM until 9:PM and Sunday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
58 year old Thomas A. Pavone of Smithville died Monday at NHC. A Memorial service will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Mary Pavone; two sisters, Josephine Pavone and Gloria Pavone; and a brother, Frank Pavone. Survivors include three sisters, Rosemary Pavone, Geraldine Lipke, and Darlene Pavone all of Illinois. One brother, Anthony Pavone of Illinois. One local niece, Kari and husband Jacob Ashford of Liberty. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
66 year old Judy Carol Tramel of Smithville died Sunday at Woodbury Nursing Center. She was a Christian and a retired employee of Star Manufacturing. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Tramel was preceded in death by her parents, James Austin and Ova Josephine Bratcher Davis; two sisters, Mary Helen Stanley and Rebecca Cantrell; brothers, James Homer Davis; a nephew, Darrell Petty; and a niece, Paulette Estes. Survivors include two daughters, Kim Cantrell of Smithville and Schree Tramel of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Jacob and Elicia Cantrell; one brother, Roger and his wife Barbara Davis; and a special nephew, Johnny Cantrell all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. John Newbell, age 79 of Alexandria, TN, died peacefully in his home on Friday evening after an extended battle with cancer.
John Retired from Textron in 1989 with 33 years of Service. He was a longtime member of the Alexandria Church of Christ. John was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1956 to 1958.
Mr. Newbell is preceded in death by Infant Son; Kerry Allen Newbell. Parents; W.H. Newbell and Etta Bradford Newbell. Sister and Brother-in-Law; Robbie Crawford and J.C. Crawford. Brother; James “Dee” Newbell.
Survivors include Wife of 57 Years; JoAnn Barry Newbell. Two Daughters; Kim (Ross) Talley of Alexandria, TN, and Kristi (Ricky) Sullivan of Alexandria, TN. Grandchildren; Brad (Carrie) Talley, Ashley (Brian) Talley Bjork, Dillon Sullivan, Jason (Janna) Sullivan. One Great-Grandchild; Connor Talley.
Funeral Services for Mr. John Newbell will be on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 1PM at the Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria, TN with Jeff Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Vanatta Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria, TN, on Sunday, November 17 from 10AM to 8PM, and again on Monday November 18 from 10AM until the service time at 1PM.
In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to the Vanatta Cemetery Fund.
Julie Ann Rehmel, 43, of Terre Haute, IN passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at her residence. She was born Jan. 27, 1970, in Terre Haute.
Survivors include her mother, Dawn Ames of Terre Haute; a son, Quinton Adcock of Terre Haute; maternal grandmother, Mary Cox of Terre Haute; siblings; Donald Earl Ames and wife Linda of West Terre Haute, John Russell Dulaney and wife Nakisha of Mississippi, Charley Dulaney, Michelle Dulaney of Terre Haute, Brenda Dulaney of Florida, Russell Delaney of Florida, and Steven and wife Michelle Barnes of Cookeville. From Smithville Julie is survived by siblings; Lori and husband Stanley Myrick, and April Barnes; mother-in-law, Mary Adcock; sister-in-law, Kathy and husband Steve Merz; special niece, Stephanie Reagan; uncles, Doyle and wife Shirl Barnes, Kennie and wife Barbara Barnes, Thomas and wife Tina Rose; as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Eugene Rehmel; paternal grandparents, Violet and Clifford Rehmel; maternal grandfather, James Richard Pickrell; step-father, Vernon Barnes; grandparents, Luther and Nelda Barnes; and aunt Denise Wenger.
She was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, a member of the American Legion and the Amvets.
Funeral services or Julie were held on November 1 at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home in West Terre Haute, with Pastor Gene Jeffers officiating. Julie’s remains were cremated and entombment of her ashes in the Veterans Columbarium at Roselawn Memorial Park and graveside military rites were provided on November 5.
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