Obituaries

Terry Wayne Terrell

Feb 23 2011

57 year old Terry Wayne Terrell of Chattanooga died Wednesday at Erlanger Medical Center. He was owner of TWT Trucking Company and a Baptist. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Justin Terrell will offciate. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernice E. Terrell; grandparents, Robert R. and Lucille Herndon; and John H. and Arlena Terrell; and his step-father, W.C. Crook. Survivors include a daughter, Julie Ann and her husband, Charles Puryear of Memphis. A son, John Matthew Terrell of Chattanooga. His mother, Doris Herndon Terrell of Smithville. A brother, David and wife Vicky Terrell of Smithville. Two nephews, Roth and wife Jessica Terrell of Smithville, and Justin and wife Emily Terrell of Fairburn, Georgia. The family has requested that donations please be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center, in lieu of flowers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carrie Mai Hayes

Feb 23 2011

85 year old Carrie Mai Hayes of Algood died Sunday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be Thursday at noon at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Algood Heritage Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time. Survivors include four daughters, Emma Roberts, Edith Tubbs, Jeanette Howard, and Mattie Woods. Four sons, James, Donald, Curt, and Jerry Hayes. Four sisters, Ruby Jernigan, Mary Alice McClellan, Barbara Martin, and Margaret Hurt. Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Darlene Stanley

Feb 18 2011

53 year old Darlene Stanley of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and she worked at the shirt factory. She was also a restaurant worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Shannon Cantrell and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:30 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Stanley and her mother, Martha Myrie Hale Atnip. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and "Frog" England of Smithville. A grandson, Dakota England of Smithville. Her father, Willie Atnip, Jr. of Smithville. Sisters, Wilma Cantrell of Smithville, Janie Diane Hale of Temperance Hall, and Janice Walker and Darnell Crook both of Smithville. A brother, Jimmy Allen Atnip of Baxter. Three special nieces, Amanda Savage, Ashley Hobbs, and Tonya Crook. Nieces, Jamie Ashford, Jennifer White, Angela Johnson, Amy Haggard, Lisa Walker, and Kim Young. Nephews, Anthony Cantrell, Shannon Cantrell, Gabe Walker, Jimmy Allen Atnip, II, and Darrell Crook. Four special grandchildren, Raven, Skylar, Kylee, and Kinsley Savage. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made , in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel, to help with funeral expenses.

Mary Alice Hayes

Feb 17 2011

63 year old Mary Alice Hayes of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a member of the Allens Chapel United Methodist Church and an office manager at the doctor's office. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church. James Hayes and Phil Tollett will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until the service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. She is survived by her children, Troy and wife Judy Thomas of Smithville, Chris Thomas of Murfreesboro, and Megan Lann of Smithville. Four grandchildren. Mother, Omega Hayes of Smithville. Father, Lester Hayes of Sparta. Brother, James and wife Debbie Hayes of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church or to the Lighthouse Christian Camp. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Nell Thomas

Feb 17 2011

73 year old Ruby Nell Thomas of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Home Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, Willie "Sarge" Grady Thomas; parents, Julius and Vinnie Caldwell Reeder; a son, Gabby Thomas; grandchildren, Patrick Thomas and Shaina Matthews; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Judy and husband Doyle Hale of Smithville, David "Doc" and wife Caprece Thomas of McMinnville, and Debbie and husband Roy Matthews of Smithville. Grandchildren, Corey Thomas, Brandon Thomas, Michael Thomas, Kimberly Ward, Kaylee Hale, Jennifer Kirby, Kristy Thomas, Ethan Matthews, and Caleb Matthews. A brother, Melvin Reeder of Smithville. Sisters, Hazel Bowman of Carthage, Susie Vandergriff of Smithville, and Sally Tims of Cookeville. The family has asked that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred Louise Bass

Feb 17 2011

85 year old Mildred Louise Bass died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. The body is at Avant Funeral Home where the service will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. Matt Long and Bobby Colvert will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty. The Bass family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Friday from noon until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was born in Dowelltown, the daughter of the late Lillian Corley and Lannis Archie Bass and she was a sister to the late Thurman Oakley Bass, Sarah Avant, Clara Sanders, and Bessie Lee Colvert. She was a native of Dowelltown and a resident of NHC of Smithville. She is survived by a sister, Martha Corley Bass Banks of Dowelltown along with numerous nieces and nephews. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

James "Jim" Puckett

Feb 16 2011

78 year old James "Jim" Puckett of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 12 noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Fowler will officiate and burial will be in the Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at noon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Othel Lee and Lovie Lunsford Puckett and a brother, Jerry Puckett. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Puckett; a son, Jason and his wife Terre Puckett; and a grandson, Daniel Puckett all of Smithville. Step daughter, Jackie Cowan and husband Vince Long and two step grandchildren, Maggie and Sophia Long all of Gallatin. A brother, Bobby and wife Nina Puckett of Lebanon. Three nieces, Bethni Hemphill of Hermitage, Susan Puckett Deaton, and Donna Puckett Cassimer of Nashville. A nephew, Dudley Puckett of Lebanon and a sister-in-law, Teresa Puckett of Hendersonville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations please be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Gideon's International in memory of Jim Puckett.

Ova J. Driver

Feb 15 2011

92 year old Ova J. Driver of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church and a shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jerry Driver, James Driver, and David Driver will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Driver; parents, Talmange and Myrtle Moore Davis; and sisters, Altie Vandergriff, Edith Seals, and Wilma Cubbins. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Linda Driver of Glasgow, Kentucky. Two grandchildren, James Driver of Frankfort, Kentucky and David Driver of Chattanooga. Three great grandchildren, Christopher Driver, Sarah Driver, and Jonathan Driver. Sisters, Marie Robinson and Lena Vanderpool both of Smithville and Margie Close of Mount Juliet. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Gideons International, in lieu of flowers.

Delores Eileen Cole Prelich

Feb 14 2011

79 year old Delores Eileen Cole Prelich of Smithville died Sunday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center after a short illness. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Andrew Michael and Ethel Mae Edwards Prelich. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville where she served as a Sunday School teacher. She was also involved in the teaching ministry at the Webb House, a volunteer at Haven of Hope, and she participated in the jail ministry in DeKalb County. Mrs. Prelich was also the former minister of music at First Baptist Church in Smithville and Salem Baptist Church in Liberty. A memorial service will be held after the Sunday morning worship service at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Andrea Cantrell of Smithville, Debra Hallison of Lakeworth, Florida, and Denise Fuson of Kodak, Tennessee. A son, Darryl Cole of Cookeville. A brother, Thomas Prelich of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Prelich was preceded in death by one son, Stephen. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Ray Smith

Feb 12 2011

79 year old Donald Ray Smith of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a 50 year member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran, and he was a retired builder and farmer. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens, Bill Robertson, and Carl Smith will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Nan Smith; his mother and father-in-law, Reverend Grady and Evie Crook; two brothers, Marvin and Solon Smith; and three sisters, Evelyn Keith, Lucille Lepley, and Nazalle Lepley. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Margie Smith of Smithville. Four children, Mike Smith, Marlene and husband Danny Adams, Pat and husband Ronnie Arnold, and Mark Smith all of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Michael and wife Tonya Smith of McMinnville, Jacob and wife Lacey Smith of Cookeville, Danielle and husband Anthony Carr, Jordan Adams, Blaine and wife Kayla Adams, Zachary Arnold, and Joshua Arnold all of Smithville. Seven great grandchildren and one sister, Reba Malone of Dowelltown. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, lifelong friends, and his beloved church family at Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The family asks that memorials be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund or to the American Cancer Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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