92 year old Eldred Lawrence Fish of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville Church of God and he served as Mayor of Dowelltown from 1976 until 1989. He was also retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly and Jeff Armstrong will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Fish was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ina Payne Fish; a brother, Will Fish; a sister-in-law, Louye Self; and a brother-in-law, Auburn Nixon. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bobbye Nixon Fish of Smithville. One son, Greg and wife Sissy Fish of Dowelltown. Two daughters, Brenda and husband John Inglis and Linda and husband Jimmy Keith all of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Tia Inglis, Brandon Keith, Andrew and wife Andria Keith, and Nicholas Keith all of Smithville and Dalton Fish of Dowelltown. Four great grandchildren, Jordan Reeder, Dillan Reeder, Braden Givens, and Hannah Keith all of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Bobbye Ruth Fish and Helen Nixon both of Smithville. One brother-in-law, J.C. Self of Goodlettsville. Several nieces and nephews also survive and caregivers Becky Gesegnet, Elaine Cowart, Leslie Emme, and Tia Inglis. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Smithville Church of God Building Fund.
85 year old Jack Pugh of Liberty died Sunday morning at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. He was born October 7, 1928 to his parents the late Roy and Bessie Lee Parker Pugh. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Pugh and a brother, Harold Pugh. Jack was a farmer and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church. He is survived by his Wife of 62 years, Ruth Pugh of Liberty; 2 Daughters, Jackie (Tim) Cantrell of Smithville and Lori (Chris) Hall of Rutherfordton, NC; 8 Grandchildren, Stephanie Kirby, Hunter Pugh, Ben Pugh, Abby Cantrell, Caleb Halle, Wesley Hall, Alayna Hall and Lydia Hall. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Richard Williams and Chris Hall officiating and burial to follow in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 12:Noon until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.
63 year old William "Bauldy" Roller of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a Baptist and a self-employed nurseryman. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Nathan Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Willie Mosley Roller; his wife, Wanda Morris Roller, and a daughter, Rhonda Murphy. Survivors include two daughters, Wendy and husband Greg Moss of Alexandria and Violet Trimble of Smithville. Two sons, William "Bear", Jr. and wife Kathy Roller and Claude Trimble of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Ashlee and Nathan Thomason of Liberty, Whitney and Andy Brelje of Smithville, Allen Moss of Alexandria, Britni and Jason Musick, Heather Beecham and B.J. Woodlee all of McMinnville, and C.J. Murphy of Indiana. Seven great grandchildren, Grady and Emma Thomason, Jasie, Justice, and Jason, Jr. Musick, and Kiley Beecham and Breelyn Woodley. Thirteen brothers and sisters, John Roller, "Bo" and Mary Roller, Diana Malone, Michael and Lisa Roller, Sylvia and Andy Black, Virgie and Jimmy Hendrixson, Brenda Roller, Kathy and Jake Adcock, Melinda and Darrell Walker, Timothy, Randy, and Barbara Roller, and Ricky and Rose Roller. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive along with special family friend Bettye Davis. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
A well known former local businessman has died.
Blake Martin, owner and operator of the former Walker Funeral Home, passed away Thursday in Savannah, Georgia where he lived. His wishes were to be cremated. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Faye Walker and father Clyde Edward Martin and grandparents, Albert Lee and Bunola Walker and Clyde E. and Mae Biles Martin.
Among his survivors are two daughters, Amy Lee Ting of Texas and Christina Kinkin of Illinois; grandchildren; a sister, Glenda Faye Hicks of Smithville; and niece and nephew.
78 year old Lillie Carmean Weaver of Dowelltown died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. She was a retired secretary at Erlanger Hospital and a member of the Prosperity Missionary Baptist Church. A graveside service will be Friday, March 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Salem Cemetery. Michael Alley will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and Elizabeth Cindy Robinson; husband, Robert Weaver; and four brothers, Lindle, J.B., Charles, and John Robinson. Survivors include one son, Ronnie and wife Cynthia Hancock of Mt. Juliet. One grandchild, Tamera Jennings of Lebanon. Two great grandchildren, Derrick Waters and Kemontinez Waters all of Lebanon. Two brothers, Bill and wife Sylvia Robinson of Kentucky and Rob and wife Apryle Robinson of Texas. Three half sisters, Gloria Ewing, Judy Braden, and Gwen Adams; and one half-brother, John Adams all of Hermitage. Three sisters-in-law, Katie Robinson of Nashville, Grace Robinson of Mt. Juliet, and Ella Mae Robinson of Dowelltown. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive along with devoted family Peggy Owens, Marvine Hancock, and Lee Bell, Jr. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
50 year old Joy Cook Bennett of Dowelltown died Friday morning at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville of an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Robert Larry Cook and Rita Cubbins Duke. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by an aunt, Shelby Ann Jennings. Joy was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and worked in home health and was a former manager of Rite Aid. She is survived by 2 children, Victoria Bennett and Lance and his wife, Emmaly Bennett all of Dowelltown; 1 grandson, Slade Bennett; mother and step-father, Rita and Jewell Duke of Dowelltown; step-brother, Randall (Vickey) Duke of Smithville; aunts, Sandra (Rick) Widener of Smithville, Faye Chaffin of Nashville and Nancy (Tommy) Barber of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Sunday, March 23, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Clayton officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday 1:PM until 9:PM and Sunday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM.
86 year old Jack Judkins of McMinnville died Tuesday evening at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville. He was the son of the late Brown Judkins and Kate Judkins Young. He was a farmer and a member of Gath Baptist Church. He was a WWII US Navy Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife JoNell Judkins; brother: Jerry Judkins. Survivors include daughter Jackie Ray of Smithville; 4 Nieces: Vicky (Stephen) White of Murfreesboro, Carol (Morris) Hobbs of McMinnville, Connie (Tooter) Bell of McMinnville and Rene (Michael) Henderson of Texas; Sisters-in-law: Dean Cathcart of Dowelltown and Jean Judkins of Morrison; Special Friends: Linda Holder, Patsy (Ronnie) Greene, Joe Underwood and Eddie Murphy. A Graveside service will be held 11:AM Thursday March 20, 2014 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Donations can be made to Whorton Springs Cemetery Fund or Meals on Wheels in memory of Mr. Jack Judkins. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
67 year old Janice Elaine Cantrell Martin of Smithville died Monday at the DeKalb Community Hospital ER. She was the daughter of the late John Lee and Ona Young Cantrell. She was a Homemaker and attended Temple Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 3 Sisters: Nancy Humphreys, Carmine Poss, Nell Fly; 6 Brothers: Jay, Joe, Morgan, Thaniel, Jewel and Prentice Cantrell. Survivors include her husband Johnnie H. Martin of Smithville; 4 Children: Carrie Hale of Smithville, Brandon Cantrell of Smyrna, Brandy White of Doyle and Vanessa Cunningham of Tullahoma; Grandchildren: Elanna Hale, Bonnie Hale, Tyler Hale, Jonathan White, Alyssa White and Layla Cunningham; Sisters: Hilda (Floyd) Corley of Tullahoma, Joan Harrelson of Lebanon; Brothers: John (Nell) Cantrell of McMinnville, Elmus (Gladys) Cantrell, McClure (Pam) Cantrell, Lewis (Wanda) Cantrell and Doyce Cantrell all of Smithville; Brother-in-law: Joe Fly of Nashville; Sisters-in-law: Frances Cantrell of Gallatin and Wilma Cantrell of Smithville. Funeral Services will be held 2:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Shannon Cantrell officiating and burial in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 10:AM until 9:PM and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:PM
Gabriel Allen Reynolds, the 54 day old son of Allen Wayne and Misti Dawn Reynolds of Liberty, died Sunday at Centennial Medical Center. The family are members of the Faith Family Church in Cookeville. A graveside service will be at noon Wednesday at Salem Cemetery. The baby was preceded in death by his grandfather, Johnnie Little and uncles, Bob Little and Adam Reynolds. In addition to the parents, the infant is survived by sisters. Kimberlee and Corey Bowman of San Diego, California, Bethanie Dockum of Cookeville, and Hollie and Darrin Baker of Spencer. Grandparents, Patty Little Ritz of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Howard Jr. and Freida Reynolds of Liberty. Aunts, Norma Jean and husband Hoosier Godwin of Arkansas, Sharon Ray, Janie Lane, and Jeanie Roles all of Missouri. Uncles, Chris Reynolds of Liberty, Steve Ray of Tennessee, and Mike Ray, Timmy Little, and David Little all of Missouri. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
70 year old Jewel Brown "J. B." George died on Wednesday after an extended illness. He was born in Murfreesboro. His parents were the late Henry George and Lola Johnson George. Also preceding him in death are a daughter, Ella George; a grandson, Joshua Maynard; seven brothers, Henry George, Jr., Thomas Edward George, William George, Clifton Ray George, Marvin George, Tony Leon George and Jerry Nelson George; six sisters, Vivian Thomason, Estelle Brown, Margaret George, Rita Irene Jackson, Marjorie Fisher and Vennie Luke.
He is survived by three daughters, Lola (Gary) Utt of Mansfield, OH, Barbara (Rainer) Schaefer of Germany and April (Reese) Remy of Brunswick, GA; one brother, Tommy (Dorothy) George of Smithville, TN; ten grandchildren, ; two great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. George grew up in the Mt. Pisgah community in DeKalb County. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving as a mess sargent. The majority of his time in the Army was spent stationed in Germany. He enjoyed his time in the military and was proud of his service. Mr. George was a member of the Church of Christ.
Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Woodbury on Saturday from 12-2 PM. Memorial services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Wayne George will officiate. Burial will follow in the Banks Cemetery, DeKalb County. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
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