Obituaries

Leonard E. Redmon

Oct 13 2016

78 year old Leonard E. Redmon of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a Baptist and retired from Westinghouse. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Haggard and Shane Smith will officiate and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clata Tallent Redmon; a sister, Rufene Cantrell; brothers, Douglas "Mac", James "Jim", and William "Wig" Redmon; a niece and her husband, Ann and Leon Barnes; mother and father-in-law, Roy and Bessie Young Tallent; and brother-in-law, Leroy Tallent. Redmon is survived by two daughters, Wanda Redmon and Fiance Grady Prichard and Vonda and husband Glen Brown all of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Dustin and Karah Brown and Halea and C.J. Wilkerson of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Ayla, Addyson, and Annslee Brown and Zander Coleman all of Smithville. Four nieces, more like sisters, Hellon Emberton, Thelma Irby, and Brenda and John Clark, and Linda and Chuck Mosley. Two sisters-in-law, JoAnn and Beverly Redmon all of Texas. Brother-in-law, Leonard and Joyce Tallent of Smithville. A host of nieces, nephews, and extended family, neighbors, and friends. Caregivers, April Nolan, Christiana O'Neal, Kelly Cantrell, Michelle DeSilva, Lisa Baker, Tina Young, and Ashley Tittsworth. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department in the Belk and Keltonburg area.

June Teresa Griffith

Oct 12 2016

June Teresa Griffith age 54 of Alexandria, passed away Friday night, September 9, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born March 13, 1962 to her parents, the late S.B. and Bobbie Jean Neal Griffith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death 2 brothers, Jimmy Griffith and James Griffith; 1 sister, Marie McBride; maternal grandparents, Clarence and Lillian Neal; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Virgil Griffith. She was a Pentecostal and a factory worker. Survivors include 2 children, Derrick (Rachel) Hudgins of Lebanon, Selina Hudgins of Gallatin; 7 grandchildren, Tori, Michael, Ethan and Adon Hudgins, Angel Heady, CJ Heady and Shyanna Rose; 2 sisters, Deborah Page of Dowelltown and Melissa Culwell of Lewisburg; 2 brothers, Charles (Phyllis) Griffith of Alexandria and Maurice Griffith of Smithville; long-time companion, Danny Skinner of Alexandria. Teresa's family has honored her request to be cremated and there will be a Gathering of family and friends to celebrate her life at Bethel Cemetery on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 4:30 PM until 6:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ricky Nokes

Oct 12 2016
Ricky Nokes

Ricky Nokes age 49 of Smithville passed away Tuesday morning October 11, 2016 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. He was born February 10, 1967. He was preceded in death by his mother and step father Deborah and Jess Chapman. Ricky was a Pentecostal and a mechanic. Funeral services will be held 2:30PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Donald Owens and Larry Steffee officiating with burial to follow in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 1:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until time of the service at 2:30PM. Survivors include 1 Sister: Maudie Bass of Dowelltown; Brothers: Tony (April) Chapman of Smithville, Jamie Chapman of Dowelltown; Caregiver and Special Friend: Tammy Chapman of Smithville, Trista Lopez, Jamison Ortiz; Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Great Nieces and Nephews also survived. In lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Barbara Dell Keaton

Oct 10 2016

Barbara Dell Keaton age 79 of Short Mountain Community passed away Monday morning October 10, 2016 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was born January 8, 1937 to the late John and Nora Fuson Johnson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Keaton; 2 brothers: Charlie Johnson, Virgil Johnson; Sister: Lorene Hale. Ms. Keaton was retired from Federal Mogul and a member of Covenant Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 3:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Leonard Herman and Mike Satterfield officiating and burial to follow in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday 10:AM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until time of the service at 3:PM. Survivors include 2 children Steve (Tonya) Keaton of Baxter, Christie Brown of Smithville; Grandchildren: Cody Keaton, Corey Tate, Jack Brown, Seamus Brown; Sisters: Mary Jane Johnson, Violet Pack, Christine Tramel all of Smithville; Brother: A.C. (Elizabeth) Johnson of Smithville; Several nieces and nephew also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Travis West

Oct 10 2016
Charles Travis West

Charles Travis West age 28 of Crossville, a former resident of Smithville and native of Smith County passed away Friday night, October 7, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born April 13, 1988 to his parents, Charles "Chuck" West and the late Sandra Faye Kennedy West. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jason West. He worked in food service. Survivors include his father, Charles "Chuck" West of Smithville; 1 daughter, Devannah West of Crossville; 1 sister, Shauna West of Smithville; 1 half-brother, Daniel Shehane of Lebanon. Graveside services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday October 12, 2016 at Dickens Cemetery in Chestnut Mound. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service, there will be no visitation or services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Taylor

Oct 6 2016
Jerry Taylor

71 year old Jerry Taylor of Smithville died Thursday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. Taylor was a member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church and he was retired from American General Insurance Company. He was a warrant commissioner and he had other public service jobs for 20 years.The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Carpenter and David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Odell Adcock Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Betty Bennett Taylor of Smithville. A daughter, Gina and Riki Howard of Brentwood. One son, Brad and Melinda Taylor of Liberty. One step daughter, Dana and Matt McKinney of Alexandria. One step son, David and Monica Reynolds of Alexandria. Eight grandchildren, Allison and Slater Howard of Brentwood, Lindsey and Kendal Taylor of Liberty, Kinsey and Ian Knight of Smithville, Kelby Melton of Smithville, Levi and Molly Reynolds of Alexandria. One great grandchild, Maverick Knight of Smithville. One sister, Barbara Prater of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund

Billy Petty

Oct 5 2016
Billy Petty

87 year old Billy Petty of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a member of Pomeroy Chapel and a retired crane operator for Rogers Group. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in the Petty Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Petty was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Fanny Petty; siblings, Buck Petty and Era Poitevent, Earlene Bennett, Dillard Petty, Acie Petty, and Donnie Petty. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Winnie Petty of Smithville. Five children, Wayne and Sue Petty, Treva and Terry Turner, Randy Petty, Marlene Bly, and Rebecca Petty all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Dana and Jacob Davis of Smithville, Tad and Terra Turner of Smithville, Tia and Kevin Young of Smithville, Lucas and Holly Bain of Alexandria, Mary and Justin Lohorn of Smithville, and Tabitha and Bobby Joe Anderson of Smithville. Eleven great grandchildren, Kendall and Kloe Davis of Smithville, MacKenley and Maggie Turner of Smithville, Kelbi and Tatum Young of Smithville, Katie and Cole Bain of Alexandria, Abel Lohorn of Smithville, Nikolas and Macy Anderson of Smithville. Two sisters, Ruth Thomason and Rose Knowles of Smithville. Special friends, Michael Tisdale and Mike Redmon of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Claudia Sylvia Adcock Lorance

Oct 3 2016

Mrs. Claudia Sylvia Adcock Lorance age 99 of McMinnville, TN, died Sunday, October 02, 2016, at her residence. She was born October 27, 1916, in DeKalb County, TN, was a homemaker and a member of the McMinnville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mrs. Lorance was preceded in death by parents Isaac D. and Hattie Neely Adcock, husband Jesse Curl Lorance, sons Glen Dwight Lorance and James Michael Lorance, grandson Mark Henehan, sister Elsie Paris, and brother Ernest Garland Adcock.

Survivors include her children A. D. Lorance, Garland (Margie) Lorance, Charlene (Michael) Henehan, Ronnie (Anita) Lorance, and Connie (John) Peden, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, family members and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 06, 2016, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Harley Roth will officiate. Interment will follow at New Union Cemetery in DeKalb County, TN. The Lorance Family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Thursday from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Loraine Green

Sep 23 2016

Mrs. Helen Loraine Green age 81 of Smithville, passed away Friday morning, September 30, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville. She was born March 10, 1935 to her parents, the late Gus and Mary Bradford Angelo. She was a member of the Sunny Hills Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker. Helen is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bill Green of Smithville; 3 children, Bill Brown of McMinnville, Terri Brown of Hartsville, and Jennifer (Donnie) Roller of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Madison Brown, Christian Coble Brown, Logan Roller, Ethan Roller and Jessica (Ricardo) Perez; 3 great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Jordan and Ariana Perez. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, October 2, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Brother John Jones officiating and burial to follow in Webb Cemetery at Bluff Springs. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Edwin Ferrell

Terry Edwin Ferrell

51 year old Terry Edwin Ferrell of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a farmer. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burnes Lyons will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Jewell Brown Ferrell; five brothers, Larry, Gary, and Charles Ferrell, Ricky and Tony Devault; mother-in-law, Frances Anderson; paternal grandparents, W.J. and Annie Ferrell; maternal grandparents, William Earl and Helen Burdette DeVault. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Anderson Ferrell of Smithville; two step-children, Shondra Rose of Sparta and Michael and Sierra Collins of Cookeville; mother, Opal Atnip DeVault of Smithville; three brothers, Jeffery Brown Ferrell, Scott Alan Ferrell, and Christopher Derrick Ferrell of Smithville; father-in-law, Joe Anderson of Cookeville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Tony Davis, Mike West, and Nathan Dowell of Smithville and Roy Hale of Auburntown; and an aunt, Faye Wells of Dayton. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made for funeral expenses.

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