Obituaries

Rosie Maxine Driver

Aug 17 2011

80 year old Rosie Maxine Driver of Warren County died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gath Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Darrell Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Nora Elizabeth Ferrell Arnold; husband, Robert V. Gene Driver; daughter, Joye Rose Driver; three brothers, Brown, Landon, and Warren Arnold; and a sister, Ruth Hendrix. Survivors include five daughters, Peggy McClain of Woodbury, Doris Driver of Rock Island, Pat and husband Phillip Pelham of McMinnville, Jewel and husband Darrell Kirby of Smithville, and Debbie and husband Jeff Scurlock of Smithville. A son, Robert and wife Debbie Driver of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lera Arnold of McMinnville; and several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Robinson

Aug 16 2011

76 year old Brother Billy Robinson died Monday. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon. Chris Dickens and Gordon Lee will officiate and burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The family will be receive friends at the funeral home from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Wednesday. Robinson was a graduate of Watertown High School and he attended Tennessee Technological University. He was a retired Baptist minister who began preaching at age 19. During his 55 years of ministry, he pastored the following churches: Mt. Herman Baptist Church, Upper Helton Baptist Church, Pleasant View Baptist Church, Forrest Park Baptist Church, Welchland Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, and Friendship Baptist Church. He was also retired from Sherwin-Williams and the City of Lebanon Water Department and was actively involved in the City of Lebanon retiree group. Survivors include his wife of fifty-five and a half years, Robbie Cope Robinson; daughter: Jan Robinson Barwin; granddaughter: Reca Danielle Barwin; sisters-in-law: Opal and her husband Dean Pirtle, Nina and husband Jimmy Gentry, and Linda and husband Edward Calvert; brothers-in-law: Aaron and wife Joyce Cope and Darrell Dean; and numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He is preceded in death by parents Arthur and Martha Murphy Robinson. Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Mary Frances Dyer

Aug 16 2011

82 year old Mary Frances Dyer of Murfreesboro died Tuesday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was a member of the Bible Church of Jesus, a Sunday school teacher, and she served as a church secretary and did hospital visitation. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at Murfreesboro Funeral Home. John Tipton, Johnny Turner, and Terry Chapman will officiate and burial will be in the Coleman Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Murfreesboro Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed Gaines and Mamie Cleo Walker; husband, Jim Cephas Dyer; a son, James Michael Dyer; Grandsons, Joshua Brian Haley and Eric Jones; son-in-law, Jerry Bain; brothers, Clifford Gaines, James Eugene and Billy Joe Walker; and sisters, Lonnie Gay and Lillie May Walker. Survivors include a son, Gary Lynn and wife Kathleen Dyer of Murfreesboro. Two daughters, Deborah Eileen Bain of Smithville and Joy Renee and husband Bill Griffith of Murfreesboro. Eleven grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and three very special friends, Martha White, Joyce White, and Marie Stacey. Murfreesboro Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Derrick Ray Johnson-Mashburn

Aug 15 2011

Derrick Ray Johnson-Mashburn, the newborn son of Fairy Johnson and Ray Mashburn, died Tuesday, August 9 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at noon at the home of his parents at 107 Circle Drive, Dowelltown. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. The child was preceded in death by his grandfather, Marvin Pittard; grandmother, Joann Mashburn; great grandparents, Earnest Mashburn, Ed Johnson, and Luree Johnson. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by brothers and sisters, Brian and Christopher Johnson, Alyssa Mashburn, and twin brother Erick Mashburn all of Dowelltown and Noel Mashburn of Kansas. Grandparents, Bobby Johnson of Cookeville, Kathy Johnson of Smithville, and Junior and Peanut Mashburn of Dowelltown. Great grandparents, Carmine Bain of Smithville and Mildred Mashburn of Alabama. Aunts and uncles, Mary Johnson and Jamie Barrett of Woodbury, Mark Johnson and Kayla Conners of Cookeville, Lisa Moody and Jimmy Robinson of Woodbury, Rachel Spurlock of Woodbury, Bobby Mashburn of Murfreesboro, Joel Mashburn of Whiteville, Brenda and David Fulton of Colorado, and Joseph Spurlock of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help pay for expenses.

David Lynn Bouldin

Aug 11 2011

71 year old David Lynn Bouldin of McMinnville died Wednesday of an extended illness at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a retired employee of the McMinnville Screw Machine and a member of the First Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Jason Nunley will officiate and burial will be in the Isom Cemetery in White County. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, B.H. and Velma Templeton Bouldin; a daughter, Cynthia Wilkins; grandparents, Claude and Hassie Templeton and John and Martha Bouldin; and mother-in-law, Audra Tibbs. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Young Bouldin of McMinnville. Three children, Jonathan Bouldin, Julia Bouldin, and Jason Bouldin all of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren. A brother-in-law, Roger Young of Smithville. Step father-in-law, Willard Tibbs of Fayetteville and several nieces and nephews. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Ricky Byron Fitts

Aug 9 2011

56 year old Ricky Byron Fitts of Smithville died Tueday at his residence. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and in Masonry. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Byron and Joan Faye Young Fitts. Survivors include a son, Derrick Byron Fitts of Smithville. A step-daughter, Dana Lynn Davenport of Smithville. Two step grandchildren, Braxton Carter and Karlee Gladden. A sister, Cindy Knopp of Smithville. A brother, Jeremy Fitts of Nashville. Two nieces, Carrie Talley of Alexandria and Kayla Edwards of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Kenneth Randolph Hayes

Aug 5 2011

68 year old Kenneth Randolph Hayes of McMinnville died Friday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a retired truck driver with Airco Gas Company and a nurseryman. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Hayes was preceded in death by his parents, John Roland and Ella Jane Hayes; his wife, Doris Hayes; two sisters, Nannie Mai Easterly and Irene Hayes; and two brothers, Alton and J.C. Hayes. Survivors include two daughters, Tracie Dunn and Kim and husband Dale Nunley. Six grandchildren, Meagan Butcher, Madison and Hailey Taylor, Braiden Dunn, Bryce Fulton and Taylor Nunley all of McMinnville. Two brothers, Harry Lee Hayes of McMinnville and Toy Hayes of Smithville. One sister, Frances Hayes of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that all donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, in lieu of flowers, to help with burial expenses.

Melissa Faye Yost

Aug 3 2011

36 year old Melissa Faye Yost of Smithville died Tuesday at StoneCrest Medical Center. She was a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Larry Green will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jason Yost. Survivors include her parents, Al and Vicki Yost of Smithville. A sister, Jasmine Yost of Smithville. A great uncle, John Titus of Burnham, Illinois and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John Aubrey Gunter

Aug 2 2011

62 year old John Aubrey Gunter died Tuesday at Vanderbilt Hospital from injuries sustained in a recent truck accident. He was a resident of Cannon County, a member of the Smithville Church of God, and a self-employed Heavy Equipment Operator. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m on Friday. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mildred Wright Gunter; a sister, Glenda Caldwell and a brother, Morris Gunter. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol Warren Gunter of the Short Mountain Community; Daughters, Carolyn and husband Richard Graham of Cleveland and Kristie and husband Dustin Johnson of Smithville. Grandchildren: Brittany Little, Ashlee Gunter, Emily Graham, William Fryar, Chandler and Leah Johnson. Sisters, Betty Sue Hullett of Indiana, Jo Motley of Murfreesboro and Fay Pitts of Woodbury. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Frankie Mae Boyd Stacy

Aug 2 2011

64 year old Frankie Mae Boyd Stacy of Smithville died Monday at the Ardmore on Main Care & Rehabilitation Center in Ardmore, Tennessee. She was an employee of Federal Mogul. A memorial service will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Keltonburg United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Friday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruben and Willie Mae Darnell Boyd; a sister, Jean Summers; and brothers, Neal Boyd and Ronnie Boyd. Survivors include two sons, Billy Stacy of Smithville and Spencer and wife Karen Stacy of Montana. One daughter, Sammer Dodson of Montana. Three grandchildren, Spencer Malachi Stacy, McKinsey Marie Dodson and Christopher Shayne Dodson. Brothers and sisters, Sue Coon of Waverland, Mississippi; Dorothy Hill of Athens, Alabama; Betty Barnett of Decatur, Alabama; David Boyd of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Thomas Boyd of Louisville, Kentucky; and Debbie Boyd of Wichita, Texas. Several nieces and nephews 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.

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