Obituaries

James Alton Hayes

Jan 15 2013

63 year old James Alton Hayes of Smithville died Monday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church and a self-employed business owner. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Assembly of God at 1650 Cookeville Highway. Larry Briggs and Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Hayes was preceded in death by his father, Alton Hayes; mother, Evelyn Carter Waggoner; and step-father, George Waggoner. Survivors include his wife, Amy Keith Hayes of Smithville. Three children, Jayme Linn Hayes of Smithville, Brently James Hayes of McMinnville, and Amanda Hayes Stallcup of McMinnville. Two step-children, Brittney and Christian Cantrell of Smithville. Grandchildren, Samantha, Ashley, Leah, Toby, Kayla, Michael, Elizabeth, and Eli. A brother, Harold Douglas Waggoner of Smithville. Special friend, Caitlyn Anderson. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel in memory of James.

Charlie B. Hendrixson

Jan 14 2013

90 year old Charlie B. Hendrixson of Smithville died Saturday at the Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was a retired carpenter and he attended the Gath Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise Lassiter Hendrixson; parents, Charlie Robert and Ethel Childress Hendrixson; brothers, Jay and Robert Hendrixson; and a sister, Sally Mabel Brown. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Whitlock of Lascassas and Wanda Hendrixson of Smithville. Two sons, Rick Hendrixson of Palm Dessert, California and David and wife Kathy Hendrixson of Smithville. Grandchildren, Michael and Stacie Whitlock and Sherry Breedlove all of Murfreesboro, Christy and Mark Steel of Cookeville, Chad and Julie Hendrixson of Smithville. Eight great grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jodie Bain Martin

Jan 12 2013

73 year old Jodie Bain Martin of Smithville died Friday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was retired from Kingston Timers and was a member of the Center Hill Brethren in Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m.at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Steffee will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and Clara Young Bain; and a sister, Margie Barrett. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Edward Martin; a daughter, Tammie and husband Anthony Burger; and grandchildren, Nancy Elaine and Nicole Clara Burger all of Smithville. Special pets Boots and Peanut. Four sisters, Frankie Dean Carroll and Peggy and James McClain all of Smithville, Brenda and Joe Cook of Watertown, and Judy and Jay Williamson of McMinnville. Two brothers, Austin Bain and James and Marie Bain all of Smithville. One sister-in-law, Mallie and J. Elton Harvey of Watertown. One brother-in-law, Hoyt Barrett of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Norma Jean Leadlove

Jan 12 2013

70 year old Norma Jean Leadlove died Saturday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was an Insurance Claims Clerk with Blue Cross Blue Shield and a member of the Center Hill Brethren in Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Larry Steffee will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by parents, Carrol Victor and Goldia Sylvia Bardmess Barr; a sister, Beverly Rogers; and a brother, Gene Barr. Survivors include her children, Angelia Cantrell of Alexandria, Cynthia and husband Daniel Niles of Dowelltown, and Richard Leadlove of Indianapolis, Indiana. Five grandchildren, Ashley Reif, Amy Blaylock, Channon Leadlove, Michael Ferrarie, and Tabitha Leadlove. Three great grandchildren, Landon Hinckley, Loralye Blaylock, and Cadence Badgett. A sister, Shirley and husband Marvin Beckham of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucille Jennings

Jan 11 2013

79 year old Lucille Jennings of Alexandria died Thursday afternoon at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Walter and Hettie Malone Parkerson and was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Douglas Jennings and 11 brothers and sisters. Lucille was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and retired from Robertshaw Lux Time in Lebanon. She is survived by her daughters, Jan Fite of Alexandria and Judy Craddock of Lebanon; grandchildren, Jason Fite of Gadsden, AL, Jeff and wife Samantha Craddock of Lebanon, Jesse Craddock of Lebanon; great grandchildren, Natalie Craddock and Caitlin Ring; sister, Jean and husband Jimmy Reasonover of Alexandria; brother, Butch Parkerson of Liberty; nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Ronnie Smith will officiate. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. till service time on Saturday. Burial will be at Jennings Cemetery in Statesville. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Roberta Pauline Looney

Jan 10 2013

81 year old Roberta Pauline Looney of the Johnsons Chapel Community of DeKalb County died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Johnsons Chapel Freewill Baptist Church where she was a member. Garry Farris will officiate and burial will be in the Johnsons Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Family and friends will gather at the church on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Looney was preceded in death by her husband, James Looney; parents, Claude and Bessie Swindell Collins; and sister and brother, Elsie Jo Snodgrass and Harold Collins. Survivors include five children, Lana Paulette Green of Dalton, Georgia; James Randall and wife Sherry Looney of Knoxville; Denise Barlow of Cookeville; Claudia Michelle Maynard of Sparta; and Armenta and husband Jerry Pollard of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Amanda Phillips of Dalton, Georgia, Michael Randall Looney of Knoxville, Kyle Matthew and wife Saraya Anderson of Kentucky, Alex Reece Pollard of Smithville, and Hope Marie Maynard of Sparta. Three great grandchildren, Mackenzie Reece Phillips, Madison Danielle Phillips, and Mia Callie Phillips. A sister, Florence Elmore of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Audrey Vandagriff Frazier

Jan 7 2013

85 year old Audrey Vandagriff Frazier of Smithville and formerly of the Dry Creek Community died Monday. She was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church, factory worker, and UCHRA driver. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Jim Roy Frazier; parents, John Floyd and May Farler Vandagriff; sister, Cornelia Collins and husband Jim; brother, Joe Vandagriff; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Claudia Bryant and Roy Frazier; sister-in-law and husband Annette Bass and Trevor Jordan; brother-in-law, Sherwood Burt. She is survived by sons, James Richard and wife Janet Frazier of Troutville, Virginia; William David and wife Freda Frazier of the Jefferson Community and Randall Frazier of Dickson; daughter, Sherry Elaine Frazier and husband Harry Williams of Knoxville; daughter-in-law, Cathy Fuson Frazier of Newport; sister, Helen Burt of the Dry Creek Community; sister-in-law, Fay Vandagriff and husband Harold Elrod of Smithville; brother-in-law, Jack and wife Helen Frazier of Clarksville. Seventeen grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Wayne "Popcorn Man" Evans

Jan 6 2013

74 year old Jerry Wayne "Popcorn Man" Evans, a McMinnville resident and DeKalb County native died Friday at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital following a brief illness.

A retired employee of Carrier Air Conditioning Company, United States Air Force veteran, member of Air Guard for twenty years and a member of Christ United Methodist Church, he was the son of the late Gentry and Louise Burton Evans. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Peterson.

He was married to Donna Davenport Evans of McMinnville. In addition to his wife of fifty-one years, he is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Linda Evans of the Centertown Community; granddaughter, Sarah Evans of the Centertown Community; aunts, Mrs. Johnnie Hobson of Ardmore, Mrs. Billie Cook, Mrs. Jo Evans, Mrs. Edith Evans and Mrs. Frankie Evans all of Smithville, sister-in-law, Patsy Davenport Askew; niece, Pam Davenport; great-nephew, Davis L. Cantrell and numerous cousins.

The funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. in High's Chapel in McMinnville with Lorin Pedigo officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory with full military honors administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday and from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service Monday at High's.

High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Flonnie Hazel Waller

Jan 6 2013

93 year old Flonnie Hazel Waller of McMinnville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center in McMinnville. She was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church. Waller worked at the Smithville Shirt Factory for many years. A graveside service and burial will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Michael Hale will officiate. No visitation will be held at the funeral home. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. Waller was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah and Pearlie Self Caplinger; her husband, Andrew Boyd Waller; a daughter, Hazel Boyd Waller; and brothers, Delton and Walter Caplinger. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Gary Howell of Dahlonega, Georgia. A granddaughter, Deborah Leigh of Cummings, Georgia. A niece, Frankie and husband Jack Watkins of Clemons, North Carolina. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Christ United Methodist Church in McMinnville.

Sonya Lynn Foster Sullivan

Jan 6 2013

44 year old Sonya Lynn Foster Sullivan of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a graduate of Coal City High School in Coal City, Illinois (Class of 1987). She resided in Smithville for the past 18 years. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Eugene Adkins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Survivors include her parents, Joe and Sue Wallace Foster. One daughter, Karie Padgett of Smithville. One son, Tyler Fewell of Morris, Illinois. Two brothers, Dave Foster of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and Joe Foster, Jr. and step daughter, Stephanie Fewell Niekirk of Morris, Illinois. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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