81 year old Glynn Roy Love of Smithville died Monday night at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. He was a retired cabinet maker and a member of the Indian Mound The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Johnny Adcock and Frank Randolph will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Connie Bain Love. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janie Raymond Love of Smithville along with several cousins and friends. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that NO food or LIVE flowers be brought or sent to the funeral home.
78 year old Phillip Hale of the Pea Ridge Community died Sunday night at his residence. He was a retired construction worker and farmer and he attended the Mt. Moriah The Baptist Church. A graveside service and burial will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hale Cemetery in the Pea Ridge Community. Leonard Herman will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at which time Mr. Hale's remains will be taken to the cemetery. Hale was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Edgar and Clara Lee Sissom Hale; his wife of 56 years, Betty Sue Keith Hale; and brothers, Roy, Carl, and Robert Cook. Survivors include his children, Patricia Beth Strode, Amy Linda Mathis, Phillip Mark and wife Mary Elizabeth Hale and Tracy Lee and husband Randel Knowles. Eight grandchildren, Sarah Thomas, Jarrad and wife Jamie Mathis, Jessica and husband Andy Pack, Megan Anne Strode, Sabrina and husband Jordan Melton, Mary Beth Strode, Lucas Knowles, and Clara Knowles. Five great grandchildren, Samantha Mathis, Ella Pack, Willie Mathis, Ava Pack, and Miles Strode. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
70 year old Mary Ella Lattimore of Smithville died Sunday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and attended the Mount Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Lattimore was preceded in death by her husband, James Estil Lattimore; infant daughter; parents, Robert Sheily Shehane and Julia Mae Williams Shehane Johnson; great grandchildren, Haley and Grady Hawkins; brothers, Robert, Maxie, Frank, Toy B., Hoyte, and Ben Shehane; and sisters, Willene Saylors, Lura Jean Reeder, and Mae Lattimore. Survivors include children, Larry Estil Lattimore of Smithville, Ronnie and wife Joyce Lattimore of Smithville, Carl and wife Renea Lattimore of Liberty, Trish Lattimore of Cookeville, and Tiffany Lattimore of Smithville. Grandchildren, Dustin Lattimore, Mandee Lattimore, Austin Hicks, Emily Lattimore, Sabrina Lattimore, Sara Brown, Mark Lattimore, Serena Lattimore, and Silvia Hawkins. Eight great grandchildren. Sisters, Jessie Bell Johnson, Frances Bates, and Alma Swafford all of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
20 year old Hannah Elizabeth Powers of Alexandria died Saturday. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. She is survived by a son, Roman Tyler Williams. Her mother and step-father, Sherry and Patrick Bensman. Her father, Steven Powers. Brothers, Ethan Powers, Ashton Bensman, Steven Howell, Braxton Howell, Dalton Howell, and Landon Howell. Her grandmother, Geraldine Ashford. Roman's dad, Dustin Williams. The family has requested that donations be made to Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
97 year old Phyllis June Criswell Sherwood of Smithville and a native of Indiana died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker, member of the Happy Homemakers Club, and a member of the Methodist Church in North Judson, Indiana. The family has chosen direct cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Sherwood was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas H. and Hazel May Coonrod Criswell; her husband, Glenn Sherwood; a son, John Sherwood, a daughter, Diane Sherwood; and a brother, Tommy and sister, Mary. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Sherwood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Seven grandchildren, Betsy and husband David Slone, Sarah and husband Mike Hutmier, Amy and husband Fred Dunlea and Richard and wife Teri Sherwood all of Cincinnati, Will and wife Jen Sherwood of Smithville, Bob and wife Jen Sherwood of Dayton, and Jim Bender of Cincinnati. Fourteen great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren survive. The family asks that donations be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church in memory of Phyllis, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
66 year old Minnie Lee Poss of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and an employee of Federal Mogul. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Thomas Hewell will officiate. The family has chosen cremation. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Poss was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold Murphy and Della Hale Poston; and a brother, William S. Murphy. Survivors include sons, Timothy and wife Vanessa Poss and John Poss of Smithville and daughter Billie Poss of Memphis. Eight grandchildren, John Michael Poss, Justin, MaKayla, Taylor, Elijah, Uriah, Tim Poss, Jr., and Summer Poss of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Amber Poss and Jackie Poss of Smithville. Sisters, Frances and husband George Fincher of McMinnville and Dimple and husband Charlie Blanchfield, Donna and husband Mike Hewell, Darlene Wooley and David Griffith, and Denise Redman; a brother, Ernest Murphy; and her step-father, Charles Poston all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with expenses in lieu of flowers.
88 year old Jacqueline Robinson of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and was retired from Kingston Timers. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Robinson was preceded in death by her parents, John Thomas and Vinnie Ann Parker Evans; her husband, Charles Robinson; a grandson, David Wayne Alexander; three sisters, Ethylene Holmes, Louise Reed, and Irene Young; and a brother, Carl Evans; and a half sister, Mildred Hockingsmith. Survivors include four daughters, Wanda and husband Gary Russell, Joyce and husband Tommy Alexander, Debra Robinson, and Jackie and husband Tommy Stockling all of Smithville. Three sons, Wayne and wife Gloria Robinson, David and wife Linda Robinson, and Terry and wife Sara Robinson all of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, Andy and Chrissy Prichard of Liberty, Mark and Amanda Prichard, Nick Robinson, and Chris Robinson all of Smithville, Rob and Lori Alexander of Sparta, Amy and Tim Tobitt of Smithville, Tyler Conger of Alabama, Chip and Melissa Robinson, Macey Robinson, Heath and Tiffany Robinson, Cody Robinson, and Emily Robinson all of Smithville. Fifteen great grandchildren, Caroline, Hannah, Maddie, and Sam Tobitt of Smithville, Evan, Izzey, and Charley Prichard of Liberty, Hunter and Chloe Robinson of Smithville, Isaac, Keirstine and Kaden Robinson of Smithville, Brandtley Alexander of Sparta, Haiden Robinson of Smithville, and Conner Robinson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to the David Wayne Alexander Scholarship Fund, in lieu of flowers.
85 year old Christene M. Adamson of Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired U.S. Postmaster and a 50 year member of the O.E.S.#488. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Elders Charles Allen Gentry and Dewey Dyer will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. An Eastern Star Service will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, F.A. and Thelma Adamson Mathis and her husband of 59 years, Robert Adamson. Survivors include two sons, Don Adamson of Liberty and Danny Adamson of Murfreesboro. Two grandchildren, Derek Kevin and wife Amanda Adamson of Knoxville and Malea and husband Eric Thompson of Thompson Station. One brother, Medford and wife Elese Mathis of Watertown. Caregivers, Vickie Hobbs and Lacusta Bellamy. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
86 year old Rosa Belle Cabral of Smithville and formerly of Falmouth, Massachusetts died Friday after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Cabral of Falmouth, Massachusetts. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Kenneth and Marilyn Cabral of Smithville, Ronald and June Cabral of Sparta, and Steven and Lynda Cabral of East Falmouth, Massachusetts. Also six grandchildren, Kim Cabral of Smithville, Kristen and Eric Kulkarni of Smithville, Tim and Carla Cabral of Sparta, Titus Cabral of Sparta, Kathy Cabral of Murfreesboro, and Allen and Trisha Cabral of Duffield, Virginia. Three great grandchildren, Allisha, Kara, and Evan Cabral of Duffield, Virginia and a sister, Brenda Vincent of Milton, Louisiana. She was a member of the Smithville Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. There will be a memorial service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Sparta on Friday at 6:30 p.m. with visitation beginning at 4:30 p.m. Ronald Cabral will officiate.
Lois Ruth Smith Anderson peacefully passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 in the home built by her Grandfather, and where she had many childhood memories. She reflected that she “courted” her husband, John in the parlor. Mrs. Anderson was born to Norman and Vora Smith on December 6, 1919. She is preceded in death by her husband John O. Anderson, brothers Norman Smith and Warren G. Smith, and a sister, Ruth Lucille Smith Whittaker, Clark. Lois leaves behind a sister, Wands Smith Briggs and numerous nieces, nephews and their families, as well as her foster children, the Baker family.
Lois had a long career as an educator. She began her career teaching in a one room schoolhouse at Cherry Hill. Lois then taught at Baxter Seminary and David Lipscomb and then for many years as a professor of English at Tennessee Technological University, from where she retired.
Mrs. Anderson was an avid community leader and was very active in Silver Point Church of Christ, as well as Jefferson Street Church of Christ. After her retirement, Lois volunteered thousands of hours at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She and her late husband, John were both very active in the Republican Party, both serving as delegates at national conventions; Lois was also elected as TN State Republican Chairwoman.
Memorial services for Lois Ruth Smith Anderson, age 93, of Silver Point will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 13, at the Silver Point Church of Christ.
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