Obituaries

Rickey Lane Herndon

Sep 28 2015

Rickey Lane Herndon age 58 of Smithville, passed away Sunday afternoon September 27, 2015 at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born June 18, 1957 to his parents, the late Millow and Vade Pauline Carter Herndon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Charles Wayne Herndon and maternal grandparents, Henry and Ella May Carter. He was a Pentecostal and a construction worker. Survivors include 1 sister-in-law, Brenda Herndon of Smithville; 1 nephew, Brandon Herndon of Smithville; 5 nieces, Tarron (Robert) Carter of Smithville; Vicky Cobble of McMinnville; Penny (Luther) Murphy of Smithville, Sonya Cantrell and Pamela Curtis both of McMinnville; 14 great-nieces and nephews, Zeel Carter, Nicole Godsy, Patrick Murphy, Justin Murphy, Sr., Zack Murphy, Justin Murphy, Jr., Dustin Herndon, Clint Cantrell, Stephanie Burgess, Jennifer (Garth) Coffee, Serenity Burgess, Owen Coffee, Logan Coffee and Eowyn Coffee. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike Carpenter officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. 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 arrangements.

Herman P. Mangum

Sep 28 2015

85 year old Herman P. Mangum of Michigan died Monday, September 21 in Michigan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Visitation with the family will be Monday, September 28 from 3-7 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn. Daughter, Cheryl Mangum. Sons, Herman "Bill" Mangum, John and wife Linda Mangum, and Matthew Mangum. Nine grandchildren. Sister, Dora and husband Joe Hutchings. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Stewart David Thatcher

Sep 28 2015

50 year old Stewart David Thatcher of the Holmes Creek Community of Smithville died Sunday night at his residence. He was a self-employed mechanic and a Christian. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9- 11 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Cleda Bailey Thatcher; a brother, Stacey Thatcher; and two sisters, Sandra "Sami" Sturges and Shelly Thatcher. Survivors include two sisters, Sharon and Danny Brewer of Woodbury and Sonya Jones of Smithville. Six nieces, Lisa Roberson of Woodbury, Lori Pittman and Leslie Howard of Murfreesboro, Krystal Patterson of Smithville, and Amy Brewer and Elizabeth Sturges of Murfreesboro. Two nephews, Joey Sturges and Justin Jones of Murfreesboro. Six great nieces and five great nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ocia Marie "Tincy" Arnold

Sep 28 2015

81 year old Ocia Marie "Tincy" Arnold of Dowelltown died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dillard Johnson and Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Arnold was preceded in death by her husband, Vestrell Arnold; parents, Eligah and Lera Culwell; son, Jeffery Scott Arnold; two brothers, Fermon Culwell and Boyd Lidge Culwell; and two sisters, Sarah Frances Hullett and Evie Mai Colwell. Survivors include five children, Peggy Merriman of Dowelltown, Ronnie and wife Patricia Arnold of Smithville, David "Cotton" and wife Priscilla Bain of Smithville, Larry Bain, Sr. of Smithville, and Jerry M. Bain of Temperance Hall. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren. A brother, Floyd Culwell of Smithville. A sister, Wanda Cantrell of Dowelltown and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Donnell Allen

Sep 25 2015

78 year old John Donnell Allen of Smithville died Tuesday. He was a 1955 graduate of Hillsboro High School, was a retired Metro School Bus Driver, and a Barber. He was preceded in death by a son, James D. "Jimmy" Allen; great grandson, Lucas Potts; parents, John W. Allen and Estelle Allen; sister, Thelma Jones; and a brother, Charles D. Allen. He is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline D. Allen and Robert Wolfenbarger; sons, Johnny D. Allen and Jeffrey D. and Debbie Allen; and their mother, Jo Ann; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren; sisters, Wilda Luttrell and brother-in-law, Dub Littrell. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road, Nashville by Dan Gulley. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Loretta Arlene Brown

Sep 23 2015

74 year old Loretta Arlene Brown of Smithville died Wednesday at Upper Cumberland Hospice House of Cookeville. She was a Baptist and formerly worked at Federal Mogul. The funeral will be Saturday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Estell Bilbrey will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Brown; parents, Oscar and Willie Bell Johnson Shoemake; a son, Oscar Thomas Bowman; a brother, Bill Shoemake; and a sister, Patsy Carter. Survivors include two sons, Ricky and wife Judy Bowman of Gordonsville and Darrell Brown of Smithville. One daughter, Pamela Whitehead of Sparta. Four brothers, Lonnie Oscar and wife Janie Shoemake of Baxter, Willis Glenn Sandra Shoemake of Sparta, Ronnie and wife Ann Shoemake of Cookeville and Dallas and wife Virginia Shoemake of Chestnut Mound. One sister, Bonnie Smith of Cookeville. Nine grandchildren. Eight great grandchildren and the entire Brown family (children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren). Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Faye Truett

Sep 22 2015

77 year old Sarah Faye Truett of Alexandria died Tuesday at Tristar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian. A memorial service will be held at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Purser and Nancy Garrett. Truett is survived by her husband of 58 years, Clyde Truett of Alexandria. Children, Nancy Truett Stanley of Prosperity, Sharon Ausbrooks and Terry Phillips of Watertown, Clyde,Jr. and Connie Truett of Gallatin, and Rhonda and Dennis Bass of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Devin Truett, Paige Bass, and Alesha Bass. Great grandchildren, Andrian Simmons, Jaythan Truett, and Makenna Lomas. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy C. Miller Young

Sep 21 2015

75 year old Dorothy C. Miller Young of Dowelltown died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She was a Baptist and a factory worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lena Ferrell Caldwell; two husbands, J.E. Miller and Jake Young; one son, Michael Young; one grandson, T.J. Young; eight brothers and sisters, Bruce, Raymond, Norman, Wade, and J.W. and Lonnie Caldwell, Nannie Mae Hale, and Lois Moon. She is survived by two children, Tim Young and Rena Young both of Dowelltown. Four grandchildren, Nelson Young, Ashley Young, and Jada Shinkle all of Dowelltown and Jerry Don Morgan of Watertown. Brother and sister, Zeb Caldwell and Flonnie Vanatta both of Smithville. Special friend, David Vanatta of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Patrick Ryan Allen

Sep 19 2015

Patrick Ryan Allen age 37 of Smithville passed away Friday September 18, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. Pat was born August 19, 1978 to his parents, the late David Anderson Allen and Lynn Fenimore Allen Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dave and Robert Allen, maternal grandmother, Patricia Fenimore and grandpa, Loyd Hale. He was a member of St. Gregory's Catholic Church and loved the Duke's of Hazzard. Survivors include his mother, Lynn Smith of Smithville; sister, Nanci (Eric) Drennan of Smithville; 3 brothers, Chris Allen (Resha Self) of Smithville, Mike (Janet) Allen of Smithville, Tommy Allen of Jacksonville, FL; sister-in-law, Suzanne Allen of Clermont, FL; maternal grandmother, Richard Fenimore of Smithville; special grandma, Josephine Hale of Smithville; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held 2:PM Monday, Spetember 21, 2015 at St. Gregory's Catholic Church with Father David Cooney officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Sunday 2:PM until 8:PM and Monday 10Am until 1:30 at which time Pat's remains will be taken to St. Gregory's for the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Evie May Curtis

Sep 17 2015

Evie May Curtis age 74 of McMinnville passed away Tuesday evening, September 15, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was born January 5, 1941 to her parents, the late Woodrow Wilson and Mary Madgline Davenport Lawrence. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Curtis, Sr., granddaughter, Kimberly Curtis, grandson, Robby R. Curtis, sister, Daphne Cross and brother, Danny Lawrence. Ms. Evie was a homemaker and member of the Providence Baptist Church. She is survived by 3 sons, Bobby Curtis, Jr., Ronnie Curtis, Ricky (Jennifer) Curtis, Sr. all of McMinnville; 8 grandchildren, Bobby J. Curtis, III, Julie N. McCormack, Laura C. Curtis, Christina M. Curtis, Rachel D. Gay, Cory Curtis, Ricky L. Curtis, Jr. and Landy Curtis; 25 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Jimmy Lawrence of GA, Johnny Lawrence of Murfreesboro, Butch Lawrence and Verner Lawrence both FL; brother-in-law, Roger (Polly) Curtis in FL; sister-in-law, Betty (Kenny) Laboe of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Saturday, September 19, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Steven Brown officiating and burial to follow in Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 1:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

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