Obituaries

Joyce Ann Walker

Dec 15 2014

66 year old Joyce Ann Walker of McMinnville died Sunday at St. Thomas Rutherford. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Lash Rice and Tom Hafstad will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Dibrell. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:30 a.m. Walker was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Wayne Walker; parents, Alvin Sandlin, Jr. and Evelyn Pedigo Sandlin; and a niece, Brenda Faye Campbell. She is survived by two children, LeaAnn and Tim Stone of Murfreesboro and Johnny Walker of McMinnville. One grandson, Matthew Newman of Rock Island. Seven brothers and sister, Linda and Floyd Neal, Carolyn Campbell, Barbara Kennedy, Anita Sandlin, Ricky Sandlin, David Sandlin, and Michael and Trina Sandlin. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Pauline Gerard

Dec 15 2014

82 year old Ruby Pauline Gerard of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jonathon Willoughby and Robert Page will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Classie and Flossie Bain Linder; husbands, Donald Keith and Robert Gerard; a son, Ronnie Keith; two brothers, J.C. and Joe Linder; and a sister, Martha Caldwell. Survivors include two daughters, Pauline Taylor and Mary Snyders of Smithville. Three stepchildren. Five grandchildren, Ceylon and Cynthia Taylor of Dowelltown, Mary and Todd VanDyne of Smithville, April Lewis of Smithville, Michael Snyders of Smithville, and Corey Snyders of Smithville. Seven great grandchildren, Devin Snyders of Smithville, Samantha Golden of Smithville, Jesse and Lane VanDyne of Smithville, Brian and Bradley Pack of Dowelltown, and Austin Lewis of Smithville. One great great grandchild Karsyn Hacker of Smithville. One sister, Helen and husband Rudy Holler of Lafayette. Eight brothers, Norman and Jennie Linder of Lafayette, Wayne and Vickie Linder of Hartsville, Jackie Linder of Hartsville, Larry and Jean Linder of Rock Island, Bobby and Peggy Linder of Smithville, Buford Linder of Smithville, Bill and Ruth Linder of Indiana, and Carl Linder of Indiana. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charlie O. Edwards

Dec 15 2014

Charlie O. Edwards age 79 of Liberty passed away Sunday December 14, 2014 at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was the son of the late John and Dovie Manning Edwards. He was served in the Air National Guard for 32 yrs. as a Radio Technician and a member of Upper Helton Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 sons Jeff & Greg Edwards; Grandson David Davis and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Jimmy Arms and Van Richmond officiating and burial to follow in the Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 4:PM until 9:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until 1:PM. Survivors include his wife of 58 yrs. Shirley Edwards of Liberty; Children: Glenn Edwards of Nashville, Dana (Butch) Davis of Dowelltown; Grandchildren: Bryan Davis, Bethany Davis; Great Granchild: David Davis; 3 Sisters: Grace Harris, Jean Ratcliff, Geneva Carter. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Barry Corley

Dec 13 2014

Kenneth Barry Corley age 61 of Alexandria passed away Friday at Family Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born October 29, 1953 to his parents, the late Ned and Edna Barry Corley. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Christian. He was a member of the Alexandria Church of Christ, retired from Triumph Aero Structures in Nashville and an I.A.M. Union Member. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Vicki Corley of Alexandria; 2 children, Nick Corley and Fiancé, Lyndi Drake and girls of Alexandria and Erica (Dusty) Bradley of Lebanon; 2 granddaughters, Chloe and Alyssa Bradley; sister, Cathy (Danny) Marler of Alexandria; mother-in-law, Helen Burt of Dowelltown; brothers-in-law, Phillip (Janice) Parsley of Smyrna and Larry (Miriam) Parsley of Murfreesboro; sister-in-law, Debbie O'Connor of Goodlettsville; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Monday, December 15, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dusty Bradley officiating and burial to follow in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 4:PM until 9:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice, in memory of Kenneth. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Houston V. Keith

Dec 13 2014

Mr. Houston V. Keith age 86 of Smithville passed away Friday night at NHC Health Care Center. He was the son of the late Ray and Eva Waldon Keith. He was a retired mechanic and member of Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Keith was also preceded in death by daughter Sherry Gail Keith; Grandson: Jeremy Freeman; 2 Brothers: Donald Keith and T.D. Keith; Sister: Ophie Hayes. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Monday, December 14, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bernard Houk officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 3:PM until 9:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM. Survivors include his wife of 62 years Helen Keith of Smithville; Daughters: JoAnn (Larry) Hale of Dowelltown, Sandra Kay (Ricky) Freeman of Smithville; Grandchildren: Jared Hale, Derrick (Kristan) Hale both of Dowelltown, Leann Freeman & Fiance Ron Lamb of McMinnville, Joshua and Jacob Freeman both of Smithville; Great Grandchildren: Bonnie Hale, Jeremy Lamb and Bo Hale. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Katherine Faye Hooper Rawls

Dec 13 2014

Katherine Faye Hooper Rawls age 74 of Baxter passed away Thursday night at St. Thomas Mid-town in Nashville. She was born April 27, 1940 to her parents, the late Albert Lee and Flora Trusty Hooper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Mike Trotter; 2 sisters, Maurene Florida and Doris Hooper Cripps; 1 brother, Eugene Hooper. Katherine was a beautician and a member of the Pentecostal-Holiness Church. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Rawls of Baxter; 2 sons, Jeffery Mike Trotter of Murfreesboro and Gregory Scott Trotter of Basket, KY; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; 5 sisters, Milas Hibdon of McMinnville, Peggy (Clayton) Parsley of Smithville, Mildred "Bill" (W.J.) Poss of Smithville, Dean Johnson of Smithville and Sue Banker of Sparta; 1 brother, Hoyte (Edna) Hooper of Smithville; Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Sunday December 14, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 1:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Wayne Hutchins, Sr

Dec 11 2014

66 year old Jerry Wayne Hutchins, Sr. of Smithville died Wednesday at St. Thomas Hospital. He was a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life. He was also employed by Yorozu of Tennessee. He served as a Smithville Alderman from 2007-2009. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Roger Grisham will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Hutchins was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Louise Hutchens; a sister, Annie Hutchens; a brother, Herbert Hutchens and mother-in-law, Mary Frances Foster. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Doretta Hutchins of Smithville. Two children, Jerry, Jr. and wife Laura Hutchins of Dowelltown and Jeretta and husband Terry Certain of Murfreesboro. Five grandchildren, Joel Certain of Knoxville, David Hutchins of Liberty, Katlin and Kristen Hutchins of Dowelltown, and Grace Certain of Murfreesboro. Four sisters, Dorothy Baines, Pauline Hutchens, Rita Wall, and Mary and Jay Young all of Smithville. One brother, Edward and Janie Hutchings of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Emmanuel Bread of Life Building Fund.

Fred Claspell

Dec 11 2014

Mr. Fred Claspell age 62 of Smithville passed away Tuesday at his residence of a short illness. He was born March 22, 1952 in Muncie, Indiana to his parents, the late James and Lola Claspell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Grandson, Chase Power and 4 sisters, Loretta, Roberta, and Bernadetta Claspell and Jeanie Winningham. Fred attended Muncie, Indiana schools, and worked at Concannons Bakery from 1970 until 1989 where he was a Master Baker. In 1989 Fred moved to Smithville and worked at Star Manufacturing and Walker Manufacturing until he became disabled, he was a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include 3 daughters, Andrea (James) Campbell of Smithville, Jamie (Matt) Koch of Delaware; and Jennifer (Todd) Huxhold of Indiana; 1 step-son, David (Christina) Power of Indiana; 9 grandchildren, Dustin Jennings, Morgan Batey, Damien Phelps, Cody Koch, Leah Koch, Tristian Campbell, Tyler Campbell, Sadeye Power and Dakota Power; 3 sisters, Barbara Beaty of Indiana, Carolyn Winningham of Tennessee and Marilyn Brenner of Indiana and Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 4:PM Sunday, December 14, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be on Saturday 4:PM until 7:PM and Sunday 1:PM until the time of the service at 4:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Redmon

Dec 11 2014

Funeral services for Mr. Terry Redmon will be 12:00 Noon Friday, December 12, 2014 , at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon with Rev. Rob Simms officiating. Interment will follow at Dekalb Memorial Gardens in Smithville. Visitation Thursday 4-8 PM and Friday after 11 AM at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Redmon, age 72 of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at the Pavillion.

Born June 9, 1942, in Dekalb County, he is the son of the late Henry Clarence and Evelyn Ours Redmon. He was a 1960 graduate of Dekalb County High School and a 1979 graduate of the University of Tennessee with an Electrical Engineering Degree. He retired from Dupont where he worked as an electrical engineer. He attended Joy Church in Mt. Juliet. He loved bible study, sports, biking and hiking.

He was preceded in death by grandson, Daniel Hamby; sister, Phyllis Bennett. He is survived by his wife, Phylus Stewart Redmon; two children: Jeffery (Heidi) Redmon, Melanie (Butch) Hamby; sister, Faye Fuqua; grandchildren: Caroline (Brian) Foster, Matthew, Katherine, Gracie, and Jonathan Hamby, Anna and Luke Redmon. Pallbearers: Matthew Hamby, Brian Foster, Bert Driver, Greg Driver, Milburn Rodgers, Billy Hendrixson.

Lucille Parker Smith

Dec 10 2014

88 year old Lucille Parker Smith of Sparta died Wednesday morning at her residence. She was a member of the Laurel Hill Baptist Church and a retired owner of Lucille's Restaurant. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Teter will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3-8 p.m., Friday from 3-8, and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Ola Rigsby Cantrell; her husbands, Ernest Parker, Scoby Baker, and Meryl Smith; one son, Albert Parker; and one brother, Millard Cantrell. Survivors include two sons, Danny and Cathy Parker and Lee and Janie Parker; four grandsons, Shannon Parker, Albert and Vickie Parker, and Billy and Sabrina Parker all of Sparta, and Marty and Annie Parker of Woodbury. Six great grandchildren, Kalene and Storm Farley, Devin Duke, Jacob, Jordan, and Braxton Parker of Sparta, and Chris Parker of McMinnville. Three sisters, Leta Snodgrass of Sparta, Aline Jones of McMinnville, and Kathleen and Donald Cantrell of Nashville. One brother, Willard and Gail Cantrell of Cookeville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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