Obituaries

Gordon Omer Warfel

Dec 15 2011

88 year old Gordon Omer Warfel of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. Warfel was also an electrical engineer and he served in the U.S. Navy. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery in Newton, Illinois. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Docia Adkins Warfel and two sisters, Ilah Britton and Violet. He is survived by his wife, Mainell Warfel of Smithville. Two children, Gordon William and wife Linda Warfel of Charleston, Illinois and Marie and husband Tommy Davis of Smyrna. Six grandchildren, Randall and wife Donna Warfel, Layne and wife Jennifer Warfel, Kim Warfel, Kent Cast, Nathan Davis, and Chandler and husband Scott Schwede. Seven great grandchildren, Jacob and Kendall Cast, Patrick and Hali Davis, Brenden Warfel, Braden and Maddox Schwede. A sister, Peggy Enright of Apex, North Carolina. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Danny Cantrell

Dec 14 2011

51 year old Danny Cantrell of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was disabled. A Memorial service will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. B.J. Thomason will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ella Dean Turner Cantrell. Survivors include two children, Bryan and wife Mary Cantrell of Smithville and Heather and husband Caleb Shehane of McMinnville. Three grandchildren, Braxton Bryan Cantrell, Preston Lee Cantrell, and Eli Parker Cantrell; father and step-mother, Frank and Neodia Cantrell of Smithville. A brother, Dwight Cantrell of Cold Springs. A step-brother, Donald Cantrell of Dowelltown. Several aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Ruby Doris Vaughn

Dec 14 2011

97 year old Ruby Doris Vaughn of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare of Smithville. She was a Methodist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Jim Hendrix, Charlie Hawker, and Lee Vaughn; parents, John and Martha Arnold; and twenty two brothers and sisters. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Thurman Johnson

Dec 14 2011

85 year old John Thurman Johnson of Smithville died Tuesday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was self employed, a farmer, carpenter, and a nurseryman. He was also a member of the Mount Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home. Dwight Knowles and Roland Sharp will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Hazel Jones and his parents, Andrew and Rebecca Malone Johnson. Survivors include two daughters, Janie and husband Charlie Adams of McMinnville and Virginia Reed of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Kim and husband Steve Dykes of McMinnville, Kent and wife Betty Perry of McMinnville, Tony Rigsby of McMinnville, and Kristi Davis of McMinnville. Step grandchildren, Charlie and wife Kelli Adams and Cherri and husband Randy Taylor of McMinnville. Six great grandchildren. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Floyd Lynn Rigsby

Dec 13 2011

60 year old Floyd Lynn Rigsby of Smithville died Sunday in Davidson County. He was a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewel Brown (Red) and Elizabeth Pascal Rigsby; a brother, James (Jim) Rigsby; two nieces, Christie Dawn Miller and Eula Rigsby; and a nephew, Micah Rigsby. Survivors include two sons, Charles Lynn and wife Bridget Rigsby and Franklin Rigsby. Five grandchildren, Franklin Harley Rigsby, Peyton Michael Rigsby, Shelby Nicole Rigsby, Ricky Lynn Rigsby, and Cody Allen Justice. Two sisters, Margie Rigsby Cantrell and Melissa Ann King. Six brothers, Danny Marlin Rigsby, twin brother, Lloyd Glenn Rigsby, Billy Joe Rigsby, Bob Mitchell Rigsby, Ronald Dean Rigsby, and Donald Gene Rigsby. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ella Mae Harness

Dec 12 2011

86 year old Ella Mae Harness of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. (EST) at Jarnigans Chapel Baptist Church in Clinton, Tennessee. Eddie Bridges and Freddie Bean will officiate and burial will be in the Jarnigans Chapel Cemetery in Clinton. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. (EST) at the church in Clinton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Luther Harness; parents, William and Martha Brummett Huckaby; two sisters, Fannie Galbreath and Marie Bean; and two brothers, Walker and Ervin Huckaby. Survivors include seven sons, Levi Harness, Howard Harness of Smithville, Lynn Harness of Michigan, Curtis Harness of Smithville, Gary Harness of Michigan, Kenneth Harness of Smithville, and James Harness. One daughter, Patsy Raudenbush of Pennsylvania. Sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Omega Sue Chapman Sanders

Dec 11 2011

69 year old Omega Sue Chapman Sanders of Alexandria died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in DeKalb County. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Glen Chapman will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gentry Cantrell and Velvo Arnold.; her husband, Jackie Sanders; her children's father, Jimmy Chapman; and several brothers and sisters. Survivors include her children, Jimmy Wayne Chapman of Smithville, Richard Chapman of Alexandria, and Lisa and husband Kevin Cox of Liberty. Grandchildren, Timothy Chapman, Jerry Chapman, Johnny Chapman, and Julie Chapman all of Smithville, Cory Chapman of Alexandria, Jamie Gibbs and Bubba Smith of Alexandria, Felicia and Allen Taylor of Smithville, and Takeshia and Robert Castillejos of Smithville. Step-grandchildren, Kevin, Jr. and wife Michelle Cox of Liberty, Eric and wife Charlotte Cox of Murfreesboro, and Angie Cox of Watertown. Several great grandchildren and a sister, Cleta Horn of Smithville. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to Anderson Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Joseph Patrick Mooneyham

Dec 7 2011

37 year old Joseph Patrick Mooneyham of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was formerly an auto technician at Tenneco Auto and he attended the Believers Tabernacle in Murfreesboro. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Samuel Kinzer and Joseph Hamid will officiate and burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Orvil Mooneyham and a brother, Dwight Mooneyham. Survivors include his wife, Christina Johnson Mooneyham and his mother, Thelma Hale Mooneyham both of Smithville. Two sisters, Veronica Mooneyham of Smithville and Vicki Marsh of Liberty. Three brothers, Michael and wife Debra Mooneyham of Woodbury and Billy and Chris Mooneyham both of Smithville. Eleven nieces and nephews, Shana Key, Stephanie Bone, Erika Mooneyham, Tiffany Holder, Andrew Marsh, Paula Ross, Kayla, Katie, Bryan, Carrie, and Megan Mooneyham. Two great nieces and nephews, Tavia Oakley and Jayden Mooneyham. Father-in-law, James Johnson and his fiance Quana Fox. Seven aunts and uncles, Frances Foster, Landon and Nell Hale, Macon Hale, Elsie Miller, Thelma Hibdon, Helen Ferrell and Margie Walls all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Tonya Elaine Caldwell

Dec 5 2011

46 year old Tonya Elaine Caldwell of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Sparta. She was a waitress. Visitation will be from 5:00pm until time of the memorial service on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Evan Charles Bittner and Jan Bittner; and companion, Jerry Estel Summers. Survivors include a daughter, Brittney Barnes of Smithville. A granddaughter, Brooklyn Ponder of Smithville. Two brothers, Todd Bittner of Arizona and Tyler Bittner of Smithville. Special friends, Melinda Murphy, Velma McGuire, Peggy and Brownie Barnes, and Lori Black all of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made to the Children's Hospital or the Lighthouse Christian Camp, in addition to flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby L. Montgomery Mantick

Dec 5 2011

79 year old Ruby L. Montgomery Mantick of Zelienople, Pennsylvania died Saturday at the Passavant Retirement Community (PRC) in Zellenople, Pennsylvania. A graveside service will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Hillview Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Haskell and Gladys Montgomery and a sister, Ruth Daniels. Survivors include her husband of almost 60 years, Edward Frank Mantick. Four children, Deborah Mantick of St. Simons Island, Georgia, Mark Mantick of Zelienople, Pennsylvania, Neal Mantick of Watertown, Massachusetts, and Karen Glatz of Jacksonville, Florida. Grandchildren, Sara and Taylor Mantick of Zelienople. Brothers, Ralph Montgomery of Alexandria, Jerry Montgomery of Dowelltown, Carl Montgomery of Temperance Hall, and Larry Mongtomery of Liberty. A sister, Mary Cook of Liberty. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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