Mary Lee "Peewee" Mantz age 54 of McMinnville passed away Monday afternoon at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was the daughter of the late Norval Lee and Mary Magdalene Driver Judkins, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Vickey Judkins and Diane. She was disabled. Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Joseph E. Mantz of McMinnville; 2 children, Amanda Beth Martin of McMinnville and Rickey Lynn Martin, Jr. of Smithville; 1 grandson, Isaac Luther Martin; 1 brother, Norval Lee Judkins, Jr. of McMinnville; 1 sister, Loyce Marie Judkins of Smithville; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. A special "Thank You" to Connie Beltz for your friendship and care given to Mary. The family has honored Mary's request to be cremated and a service will be held at a later date. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
54 year old Cynthia Redmon of Sparta died Monday at Centennial Medical Center. She was a member of the Shiloh Church of God and owner of Ragland Bottom Restaurant where she was a beloved waitress and operator for 31 years. The funeral will be Thursday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chad Bagley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Redmon; father, Royce Exum; brother, Randy Exum; and grandparents, Bud and Ova Venson and Luther and Ova Exum. Survivors include her husband, Jim Corder; son, Richard and wife Jackie Redmon; grandchildren, Logan and Chloe Redmon; special nephew, Christopher Frasier; mother Evelyn Exum; sisters, Lisa and husband Larry Frasier, Amy Troglia, Cathy and husband Lance Brown, Marla and husband Chip Meadows, Melissa and husband Eddie Ray Cole; special nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many special friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Justin Potter Library in memory of Cynthia.
79 year old Hattie Dale Maynard of Smithville died Monday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of Clarks Chapel Baptist Church in Walling, Tennessee. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Gann will officiate and burial will be in the Young Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Colonial and Alta Mae Young; husband, Fred Gordan Maynard; and a son, Terry Gordan Maynard. Survivors include five children, Patricia Farler of Liberty, Evia Cooper Johnson and husband Gerald Johnson of Cookeville, Cyrethia and husband Mike Stevens of Chattanooga, Jerry Dale and wife Tammy Gail Maynard of Smithville, and Michael Anthony and wife Nancy Maynard of Sparta. Eleven grandchildren, Keith Farler, Danielle Farler, Craig Cooper, Carrie Cooper, Mica Stevens, Joshua Stevens, Tristan Jade Burgess, John Dale Maynard, Avery Sliger, Jacob Maynard, and Keylee Maynard. Eight great grandchildren. One sister, Linda and husband Bethel Golden of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
81 year old Theiry Greathouse of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a homemaker. 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 the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Ann Holkbrooks Begley; a son, Allen Greathouse; and fifteen brothers and sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Patrick and Andra and Tim Pedigo; and a son, Timothy and Brandy Greathouse all of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Terra and Patrick Cunningham of McMinnville, Sierra and Joseph Hummel of Clarksville, Seth Pedigo and Robert and Tiffany Patrick all of Smithville, Adeon Greathouse of Murfreesboro. Two step grandchildren, Nathaniel and Natosha Pedigo and Trenton Pedigo all of Smithville. Six great grandchildren, Andy and Zackery Matthews and Darien Cunningham of McMinnville, Gabriel Hummel of Clarksville, and Topanga and Keirra Patrick and two step great grandchildren, Kennedy and Katie Pedigo all of Smithville. Special friend and caregiver, Yolanda Sanders of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
74 year old Bessie Violet Jones of Smithville died Saturday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was retired from Timers, a charter member of the Covenant Baptist Church, and she attended the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Joel Wood will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Jones; parents, Henry David and Hattie Lou Redmon Johnson, and niece, Lisa Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Donna and Keith Herbert of Smithville. Grandson, Layne and Kayla Mathis of Smyrna. Step grandchildren, Zoey and Craig Pauley of Louisiana, Joshua Herbert of Smithville, and Nathan Herbert of California .A brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Frances Johnson. Nephew, David and Patricia Johnson; Great nephews Austin, Jacob, and Luke Johnson; and great niece, Graciella Johnson all of Dowelltown. Special Godson, Charles Shannon and Jennifer Adcock of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Gideon Bibles or to the Lighthouse Christian Camp.
James Ray “Wildhoss” Wimberly, 77 passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016. He was a native of Cannon Co.
He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Bailey (Shane Gannon) of Woodbury and Jamie Wright of Smithville; Grandchildren, Natasha (Blake) Parker, Natalie (Jason) Sanders, Seth & Cole Wright; Great Grandchildren, Kurstin Warrick, Karoline Sanders & Wyatt Coffman; Brothers, Darce (Bernice) Wimberly & Glen (Rhonda) Wimberly all of Woodbury; Sister-in-law, Baunita Wimberly of Woodbury.
Mr. Wimberly was the son of the late Clyde Anderson Wimberly and Pearl Mathis Wimberly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings and their spouses, Mattie Lee (Roy) Gannon, Mildred (Ray) Fann, Paul (Shirley) Wimberly, Joe Wimberly, Ruth (Wayne) Lefevers; Son-in-law, Anthony Wright; Nephews, Jeff Wimberly and Russell (Sharon) Fann.
James was a member of the Church of Christ and was a heavy equipment operator and a truck driver. He was also a horse trainer and farrier. James was a member of the Cannon Co. Walking Horse Association, National Spotted Saddle Horse Association and Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association.
Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow Riverside Gardens. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be Friday, November 20, 2016 from 3 pm till 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cannon Co. Walking Horse Assoc.
Mary Diane Strickland age 56 of Smithville, passed away in September at Erlanger Medical Center. She was born July 4, 1960 to her parents, the late Leo and Mary Pearl Medley Hooper. Diane was also preceded in death by her husband, Austin Strickland. There will be a graveside service and interment held 3:30PM Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Bonham Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. For all the Friends, Classmates, Businesses and Local Organizations that help raise the money to cover the funeral expenses, Thank You for caring for Diane and paying her this respect. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Lt. Colonel (Retired) Grover Cleveland West, III died Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer.
Colonel West was born to Grover and Dorcas West in Rockwood, Tennessee. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he later earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Commission from the Office Candidate School. Grover met and married Peggy Millender while stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. While in uniform, he served combat tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and again as an engineer during the Gulf War, He retired from active duty in 1996.
His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Parachutist badge, Army aviator badge, Rep of Vietnam gallantry cross unit citation with palm ribbon and Kuwait liberation medal. Following his retirement from the U.S. Army, he served as a Brigade, Division and Corps level command and staff evaluator for several military/civilian training contractors.
Grover was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Dorcas West and sister, Nancy Mier. Grover is survived by his wife, Peggy West; daughter, Lisa Charette and husband Mark Charette; son, Grover Cleveland West IV and wife Kyra West. He leaves behind four grandchildren, Kelsey Charette, Justin Charette and John Mark Charette and Lily West. He is also survived by his brother, Randall West and wife Susan West and sister, Kathy Brown and husband Ray Brown as well as many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.
Memorials can be made to Win Rockefeller Cancer Center, or the American Cancer Society.
Services will be held at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville with burial to follow at DeKalb Cemetery in Smithville. Visitation with the family will be Friday, November 25 from 6-8 p.m. and services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Joseph Lee, the infant son of Ellis Mullins and Tiffiney Pack of Woodbury, died Saturday at Riverpark Hospital. The family has chosen cremation. The child was preceded in death by a brother, Cody Stewart. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by two brothers, Leland Jordan and Jim Mullins of Woodbury. Grandmother, Terri Pack of Flint, Michigan. Sister, Ellisa Howard of Woodbury. Uncle, Cody Strother of Flint, Michigan. Niece, Hope Mullins of Woodbury. Nephew, Isaiah Howard of Woodbury. Special friends, Robin Mullins and Victoria Cantrell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Olen Hurl "Mammy" Cantrell age 78 of the Johnson Chapel community of DeKalb county, passed away Sunday afternoon November 20, 2016 at his residence. He was born February 26, 1938 to his parents, the late William Ernest and Vina Edith Looney Cantrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Toni Cathey and Cindy Adams; 1 grandson, Gregg Ferguson; and three brothers, Houston, Othel, and David Cantrell. He was a member of the Johnson's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and a mechanic. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Waltyne Young Cantrell of Sparta; 3 children, Tena (Tim) Ferguson of Collinwood, TN, Andrew (Jamie) Cantrell of Sparta, Becky (Craig) Greenwood of Herriman, Utah; son-in-law, Greg Cathey of Morrison; 9 grandchildren, Holly (Brad) Williams, Hailee Ferguson, Justin (Heather) Cathey, Judith Cathey, Sarah Cantrell, Hannah (Caleb) Johnson, Isaac Cantrell, London Greenwood and Thatcher Greenwood; 3 great-grandchildren, Tyler and Gavin Williams and Abi Cathey; 4 sisters, Brenda (R.V.) Billings, Phyllis (Bob) Malone, Janice Cantrell and Debbie (Jerry) Luna all of the Johnson's Chapel community; sister-in-law, Judy (Jerry) Adams of Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tim Ferguson officiating and burial to follow in Bonham Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 5:PM until 8:PM, Tuesday 10:AM 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.
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