Obituaries

Benjamin Burtrom "B.B." Johnson

Jan 27 2011

85 year old Benjamin Burtrom "B.B." Johnson of Woodbury died Wednesday of an extended illness at Stones River Hospital. Born in DeKalb County, Johnson was a member of the Mount Aarat Church of Christ and a veteran of the Army. He was a dairy farmer and owner of Johnson's Grocery. The funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. James Cossey and Wayne Prater will officiate and burial will be in the Centerhill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Burley and Donie Bratcher Johnson; a daughter, Norma Johnson Gannon; a grandson, Mike Johnson; brothers, Aubrey, I.N., J.B., Vanus, Lanus, Eddie Royce, and Dellmar Johnson and his sister, Edith Farless. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Wilma Hale Johnson of Woodbury. Sons, Gary Johnson of Murfreesboro and Gerald Johnson of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Russell Gannon, Melanie Fann, Carol Davis, Denise Young, Walt, Paul, Jared, Alexandria, Cassandra, and Ben Johnson. Ten great grandchildren also survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Viola Jane Martens

Jan 27 2011

95 year old Viola Jane Martens died Wednesday night at NHC Health Care Center in Smithville. She was a resident of McMinnville, a native of Knox County, Kentucky and a long time resident of Bellwood, Illinois and Guttenburg, Iowa. Martens attended Baptist and Methodist churches and she was retired from the Retail Clerks Union. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Steuerle Funeral Home in Villa Park, Illinois. Burial will be in the Oakridge Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Steuerle Funeral Home in Villa Park, Illinois. Martens was preceded in death by her husband, Henry A. Martens; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Martens Bruder and Ralph F. Bruder; parents, Thomas H. and Lizzie Prichard Elliott; and three brothers and five sisters. She is survived by a son, Henry A. and wife Annette Martens of Villa Park, Illinois. Two daughters, Mary J. and husband General Oaks of McMinnville and Nola M. and husband John Scott of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Amy and husband Ken Smith, Lori and husband Butch Wawrzaszek, David and wife Julie Bruder, Deanna and husband Joe Baures, Buddy and wife Linda Martens, Robert and wife Virgina Oaks, Aaron and wife Shannon Oaks, Denise and husband Thomas Reed, and Eric Brandt. Three step grandchildren, Charles and wife Robin Scott, Brenda Scott, and John Michael Scott. Twenty two great grandchildren, nine step-great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, three step great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations can be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Alzheimers Association or to the charity of your choice.

Bristol Lynn Judkins

Jan 24 2011

Bristol Lynn Judkins, the 19 day old child of Robert Glenn Judkins of Smithville and Jasmine Flaura Tish Watson of McMinnville, died Monday at River Park Hospital. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jason Brown will officiate and burial will be in the Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by grandparents, Alvin and Terecia Judkins of Smithville and Ed and Janet Watson of McMinnville. Great grandparents, Reva Judkins and J.C. Carter of Smithville, Frank A. and Edna Frances Judkins of the Lucky Community, Eva Lois Judkins of Smithville, and Lavonne Robinson of Mississippi. Several aunts and uncles also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel, to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

James Lloyd Selby

Jan 22 2011

75 year old James Lloyd Selby of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a job setter with General Motors for 32 years. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the New Life United Pentecostal Church, where he was a member. Dwayne Cornelius will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. at the New Life United Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Beulah England Selby; three sisters, Louise Smith, Elizabeth Smith, and Helen Baker; and two brothers, C.B. Noel Selby and Gene Selby. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marianna Selby of Smithville. Four daughters, Sheryl Shadowens of Florida, Sandra Selby of Smithville, Belinda Stratton of Rock Island, and Shannon and husband Earnest Nichols of Smithville. Five grandchildren, James Shadowens, Vanessa Mosier, Heather Theodore, Jesse Theodore, and Ashlee Nichols. Two great grandchildren, Alexia Shadowens and Mia Mosier. One brother, Robert and wife Wanda Selby of Monterey. Many nieces and nephews also survive along with his church family at the New Life United Pentecostal Church. The family asks that donations be made to the New Life United Pentecostal Church for the building fund, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph Alexander Dawes

Jan 22 2011

70 year old Ralph Alexander Dawes of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a Baptist, a Mason, Shriner, a Scottish Rite, and member of Liberty Lodge #77. He was also a control mechanic with Dupont. A Masonic service will be Monday night at 6:30. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Dawes was preceded in death by his father, Rudolph Dawes; his mother, Daisey Cothron Dawes; and a brother, Ray Dawes. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Frances Brawner Dawes of Smithville. Two sons, Timothy Wayne and wife Jennifer Dawes of Hendersonville and Ralph Alex and wife Leslie Dawes of Gallatin. Four grandchildren, Ashlie Scarlata, Wendi Dawes, Joshua Dawes, and Courtney Dawes. Two great grandchildren, Jordan and Kevin Scarlata. One brother, Harold Dean Dawes of Smithville. Four sisters, Betty Minchey, Ruth Davis, Judy Coley, and Kay Sadler all of Lafayette. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Stacey Renee Grisham

Jan 21 2011

40 year old Stacey Renee Grisham of McMinnville died Wednesday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was a homemaker. A memorial service will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the Osasic, 213 East Main Street, McMinnville. Jerry Stoik will officiate, She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Redmore. Survivors include two daughters, Lindsey Redmore of McMinnville and Amber Redmore of Gallatin. Two granddaughters, Myah Welster of Kansas and Shyla Redmore of McMinnville and one grandchild on the way. Two brothers, William and wife Traci Frazier and Kevin and wife Karrie Redmore. Two sisters, Becky Redmore of Rock Island and Dorothy Marie Talley of Arkansas. Mother, Dorothy Kernagis of McMinnville. Brother-in-law, Mark Guertin of Rock Island. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie Mae Brown

Jan 21 2011

91 year old Bonnie Mae Brown of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Assembly of God. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Glen Burks and Brad Driver will officiate with burial in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hollis Brown; parents, Arthur and Dollie Taylor Hendrixson and a brother, Connie Hendrixson, and infant son Jerry Wayne Brown. She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Vanatta of Smithville; two grandchildren, Kristen and Ryan Vallance of Michigan and Matthew Fish of Smithville. Five great-grandchildren, Tori and Tyler Buchanan and Broghan Brinley Vallance, all of Michigan, and Keaton Fish of Smithville. One niece, Joyce Hendrixson of Smithville. Three Sisters-in-law, Lorene Fowler of Cookeville, and Janice Brown and Willie Brown of Sparta. Special friends, Brad Driver and Opal Glover of Smithville. Special care givers, Jamie Hougland, Stephanie Bone and Yvonne Rutledge. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, in lieu of flowers, to help with burial expenses.

Rose Mary Banks

Jan 19 2011

52 year old Rose Mary Banks of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker; member of PETA; and the Pomeroy Chapel Brethren in Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Carl David Gilbert, II will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Banks. Survivors include two sisters, June Gilbert and Rita and husband Eddie Adcock all of Smithville. A brother, Glyn and wife Kim Banks of Smithville. Two nieces, Sandy and husband Alec Winter and Carla Gilbert of Smithville. Two nephews, David and wife Shannon Adcock of McMinnville and Carl David Gilbert, II of Smithville. Two great nieces, Olivia Winter and Illa Adcock. Two nephews, Easton Adcock and Mason Winter;special friend, Ernest Dickens and an aunt, Rose Adcock all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Tramel

Jan 18 2011

67 year old Sarah Tramel of Smithville died Monday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired cafeteria manager with DeKalb County Schools. She was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Lovell and Mairene Bailiff Keith; a sister, Sue Keith Hale; and brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Carolyn Young. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Kenneth Tramel of Smithville. Two daughters, Jennifer Tramel of Smithville and Jill Tramel of San Antonio, Texas. Three sisters, Joyce and husband Charles Stanley of Kentucky, Jan and husband Steve Anderson of Nashville, and Shirley Taylor of Murfreesboro. Two brothers-in-law, Jerry and wife Carolyn Tramel of Smithville and Eddie and wife Debbie Tramel of Alcoa. Two sisters-in-law, Becky and husband Moose Nokes and Joyce Hendrixson of Dowelltown. One aunt, Louelle Bailiff Tramel of Smithville. Thirteen nieces and nephews, eleven great nieces and nephews, and her church family at Calvary Baptist. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. If you prefer to make a donation in lieu of flowers,please make them to the Calvary Baptist Church Choir Fund or to Gideons Bibles.

Lellon McCoy Cantrell

Jan 17 2011

74 year old Lellon McCoy Cantrell of Smithville died Sunday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Johnny Adcock will officiate and burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sterling and Odell Barnes Cantrell and a brother, Levoy Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Donna Faye Green Cantrell of Smithville. Two sons, Levoy Cantrell of McMinnville and Steve Cantrell of Smithville. A daughter, Laverne and husband Steve Butcher of New York. Four grandchildren, Nathan and Tara Cantrell of Utah, Mandy and Chase Weiler of New York, and Justin Cantrell and Leslie Cantrell of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Chase Weiler of New York and Aiden Cantrell of Illinois. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to the Alzeimer's Association, in lieu of flowers.

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