Obituaries

Roy Lee Jones

Dec 14 2015

70 year old Roy Lee Jones of Sparta died Saturday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a deacon for 20 plus years at the Johnson's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. He was also self-employed as a sewing machine salesman. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Taylor will officiate and burial will be in Johnson's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Left Jones and Elizabeth Ashburn Jones. One son, Gary Jones. A brother, Joe Jones. Two sisters, Rosell Robinson and Clara Nell Stoglin. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lou Jones; a son, Steve Jones; a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Josh Holloway; three grandchildren, Marley Jones, Luke and Lauren Holloway; a brother, Frank and JoAnn Jones; and a sister, Oneida and Harold Massa all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Dobbs

Dec 14 2015

Ms. Ruth Dobbs age 80 of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning at Alive Hospice at Skyline in Madison. She was born July 31, 1935 to her parents, the late George and Emma Barnett Froeliche. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Dobbs and 1 sister, Nancy Gammon. Ms. Ruth was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church, a commercial artist and involved many years with the Humane Society. Survivors include 5 children, Clark Allen Dobbs of Panama, Bill Womack of Memphis, Clark Dobbs of Huntsville, Al, Becky Givens of Horn Lake, MS and Ron Dobbs of Smithville; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; 1 sister, Mary Catron of Smithville; 1 brother, Ron Froeliche of Baxley, GA; 1 brother-in-law, Joe Gammon of McMinnville. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Wednesday, December 16, 2015 with Bro. Tom Fittis, Dr. John Carpenter and Bro. Joe Gammon officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 12 Noon until the time of the funeral at 3:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the DeKalb Animal Coalition, in memory of Ms. Ruth. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Vincent Prinzivalle

Dec 10 2015

90 year old Vincent Prinzivalle of Smithville and formerly of Detroit, Michigan died Monday evening at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was born to his parents, the late Joseph and Angelina Ardito Prinzivalle. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Cantrell Prinzivalle of Smithville. A daughter, Kimberly Horsley of Smithville. A son, Nick Prinzivalle of Michigan. Two grandchildren, Joel Prinzivalle and Nicole Kolevar. A sister, Cathy Marrero of Florida. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Paul Connelly will officiate and burial will follow in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rex Lee Fathera

Dec 7 2015

46 year old Rex Lee Fathera of Alexandria died Saturday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. Born in Rutherford County, Fathera was a distribution center manager. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Freddie Curtis will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time. Fathera was preceded in death by his parents, Emmette Fathera and Athlee Johnson; brothers, Henry, James, and Junior; and a sister, Roberta Giles. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Tyria Fathera of Alexandria. A son, Dakota Fathera of Alexandria. A sister and brother-in-law, Dianna and Fred Earl Curtis of Alexandria. Mother-in-law, Peggy Petty of Alexandria. Special nephew, John and wife Rachel Curtis of Mt. Juliet. An aunt, Shirley Foutch of Alexandria. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements

Ethel Keith Ashford

Dec 6 2015

102 year old Ethel Keith Ashford of Smithville died Saturday at the Webb House Retirement Center. She was a 60 year member of the Eastern Star, having joined in 1955. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a 48 year member of the Smithville Business and Professional Women's Club. Ashford was a homemaker and a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Keith and her second husband, Willie Brown Ashford; parents, Dennis and Julie Ann Arnold Tramel; three brothers, Ernest, Haskel, and Walter and James Tramel. Six sisters, Nancy Nokes, Beatrice Bryant, Velma Reeves, Elrissa Whitlock, Myrtle Smith, and Lena Vann. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Ann and husband Joe Don Parkerson of Watertown. Two sons, Wayne Keith of Florida and Randall and wife Brenda Keith of Lebanon. Seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. One brother, Reverend Dennis Calvin Tramel of Smithville and a sister, Ruby Deal of Nashville. The family would like to send a special thanks to the owners and staff of the Webb House for the care and compassion given to Ms. Ashford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the Gideons. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Edeene "Dedi" Hastings

Dec 6 2015

Frances Edeene "Dedi" Hastings age 77 of Smithville and formerly of Nashville passed away Saturday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born July 24, 1938 to her parents, the late Robert Ed and Joe Ben Fuson Coffee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynda Hastings. She was a member of the Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Brentwood and was an Executive Assistant at Fifty Forward. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Robert Hastings of Smithville; 4 sons, Steven (Pam) Hastings of Marion, VA, Joseph Vance of Louisville, KY, Bobby Hastings of Knoxville, and Chris (Cheryl) Vance of Smithville; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; special extended family, Jean (Emmett) Walker, Gail Fletcher, Ann Clay. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Don Tabor officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Andrea Lee Redmon

Dec 5 2015

Miss Andrea Lee Redmon age 61 of Smithville passed away Friday afternoon at her residence in Smithville. She was born July 6, 1954 to her parents, the late Jackson Lee and Kelvie Euthlynn Wright Redmon. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and was a medical technologist. Survivors include 1 sister, Jacque (Jimmy) Hale of Smithville; 1 nephew, Tyson Hale of Smithville; 1 niece, Audrey Adams of Hermitage; 2 aunts and 1 uncle, Gail Blair of Smithville, Lucille Beshearse of Panam City, FL, and Leffel Redmon of Smithville. Graveside services and interment will be 3:30 PM, Sunday, December 6, 2015 at New Union Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at 3:30 at the cemetery for the graveside service on Sunday. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Douglas Leander Mullendore

Dec 4 2015

Douglas Leander Mullendore, age 49 of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away Thursday December 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Clarissa Lee Myers Mullendore.

Mr. Mullendore is survived by his wife Emily Womack Mullendore; son, Andrew Douglas Mullendore; daughter, Rebecca Leigh Mullendore; father, Stanley Arthur Mullendore, Jr. all of Murfreesboro, TN; brothers, Christopher Todd Mullendore of Hermitage, TN, Scott Arthur Mullendore of Brentwood, TN, and three nieces.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday December 5, 2015 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. A graveside service will held 2:00 pm Sunday December 6, 2015 at DeKalb County Memorial Gardens in Smithville, TN, with Brother David Young officiating.

Mr. Mullendore was a member of North Boulevard Church of Christ and a Chemical Engineer with the United States Corp of Engineers.
An online guestbook for the family is available at www.woodfinchapel.com.

Woodfin Memorial Chapel. 615-893-5151.

Annie Lou Bogle

Dec 3 2015

Annie Lou Bogle age 66 of Liberty passed away Wednesday night at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born July 30, 1949 to her parents, the late Oscar Lee and Nonnie Cleo Bogle Hale. Annie Lou was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and worked at the Shirt Factory and in Home Health. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Thomas E. Bogle of Liberty; 2 children, Julie Green and Greg Bogle both of Liberty; 2 grandchildren, Mandy Tarpley and Macy Frey; 3 great-grandchildren, Allie and Ace Tarpley and Hunter Frazier; 1 brother, James Hale of Liberty. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wilson Williams officiating and burial to follow in Hale Cemetery at Pea Ridge. Visitation will be Saturday 11AM until 8PM and Sunday 10AM until the time of the service at 1:30PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert C. "Bobby" Pedigo

Dec 3 2015

57 year old Robert C. "Bobby" Pedigo of Smithville died Wednesday at St. Thomas West. He was a farmer and a truck driver. The family has chosen cremation. He was preceded in death by his father, Dan "Buck" Franklin Pedigo. Survivors include a son, Jonathon Pedigo of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Payton and Luke Pedigo. Mother, Reba Hasty of McMinnville. Two sisters, Linda Tittsworth of Cumming, Georgia and Cynthia Johnson of Hixson. One brother, Jerry and Crystal Pedigo of Smithville. Several nephews and one niece. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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