Obituaries

Jewel "Red" Mabe

Jan 2 2010

83 year old Jewel "Red" Mabe of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church for over 50 years. Mabe was also a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, A Shriner, member of Masonic Lodge #77, and the Eastern Star. He was retired from the Carrier Corporation. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bill Palmitter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Mabe was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Lola Pollard Mabe; his wife, Guynell Mabe; a step-daughter, Carol Looney; two sisters, Hazel Pauline Billings and Roena Mabe; and two brothers, Jerry Wayne Mabe and Harold Louis Mabe. Survivors include one son, Eddie Mabe of Smithville. A step-daughter, Glenda and husband Danny Staley of Smithville. Four step-grandchildren, Tina Rowland, Lee Ann Williams, Don and Jimmy Crips. Six step great grandchildren, Zachery Rowland, Hunter and Caled Williams, Britany, Chloe, and Stormie Crips. Two sisters, Louise and husband Seborn Cantrell of Smithville and Linda and husband Gene Jones of Sparta. Two brothers, Carlon and wife Jeanette Mabe of Smithville, Dexter and wife Marie Mabe of McMinnville and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Andrew Elliott

Jan 2 2010

19 year old Michael Andrew Elliott of Smithville died Friday. He was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church and an employee at Gordon's Hardware. The funeral will be Tuesday at noon at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Pafford and John Purdue will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Murray and Frances Rhinehart and James Parham. Survivors include his parents, Susan and Gordon Parham of Smithville and Mark and Michelle Elliott of Murfreesboro. Three brothers, Stephen Elliott of Knoxville, Alex Elliott of Murfreesboro, and Matthew and wife Wendy Parham of Crossville. Three sisters, Bri and husband Nick Cole and Alyssa Koch all of Murfreesboro, Kimberly and husband Woody Cox of Hurst, Texas. Paternal grandparents, Glenn and Janette Elliott of Portland and Donald and Beverly Venske of Smithville. Maternal grandmother, Margie Parham of Cookeville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangemenets.

Melvin Hoyt Poss

Jan 1 2010

71 year old Melvin Hoyt Poss of McMinnville died Thursday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was born in DeKalb County, owner of Melvin Poss Construction Company, and a member of the Newtown The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at noon at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Greg Hibdon and Elder Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will follow at Mount View Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Poss family will receive friends Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until noon at McMinnville Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershel and Carmean Cantrell Poss; his son, David Poss; and three infant siblings. Survivors include his wife, Jimmye Poss of McMinnville. A son, Allen Poss of McMinnville. Three daughters, Brenda and husband Rickey Patrick, Kimberly and husband George Hunt all of McMinnville, and Bridget Poss of Murfreesboro. Sisters, Opal and husband Lewis Land, Elizabeth and husband Nathan Reagan, Janey and husband Lewis Young, and Donna Hale all of McMinnville. Brothers, Reed Poss and Harold and wife Diane Poss all of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Jason and LeAnn Patrick, Elisha, Sophia, and Cecilia Hunt. Great grandchildren, Tyler and Logan Patrick and special great niece, Cora Lee. Several nieces and nephews also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kevin Eugene Sanders

Jan 1 2010

35 year old Kevin Eugene Sanders of Smithville was pronounced dead on arrival Thursday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He attended the People's Pentecostal Church. Sanders was also a tree trimmer. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Presley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his parents, Chester and Pat Sanders of Smithville. Children, Megan Lynn, Kevin Lee, and Angel Faith Sanders all of Smithville. A brother, Jeff Sanders of Smithville. Sisters, Tammy Nokes, and Sandy Wheeler, and Vanessa Freeman all of Smithville. His maternal grandmother, Lillian Neal Winchester of Smithville and his paternal grandmother, Lavada Sauls of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wallace Ray Blackford

Dec 31 2009

82 year old Wallace Ray Blackford of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from Rath Meat Packing Company, a Baptist, and a veteran of World War II. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Ralph Benningfield will officiate and burial will be in the Blackford Cemetery. Visitation wil be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Wenger Blackford; his parents, Aubrey and Daisy Coin Blackford; his step-mother, Frances Blackford; and a brother, Lawrence Blackford. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Reeder; four sons, Steve and Doug Blackford, Dennis and his wife Shirley Blackford all of Smithville, and John and his wife Janis Blackford of Wisconsin. Five granddaughters, Charlotte Myers, Wendy Blackford, and Barbara Blackford all of Smithville, Tina Rutledge of McMinnville, and Joy Blackford of Wisconsin. Five grandsons, Jeremy, Jeff and Jason Blackford all of Wisconsin, Bobby Blackford and Michael Reeder of Smithville. One sister, Jane Cain of Texas. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lorell Parsley Hobson

Dec 30 2009

84 year old Lorell Parsley Hobson of Smithville, affectionately known as "Mama Lo" died Wednesday at her daughter's residence. She was a retired garment factory worker. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church where she was a member. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.V. and Ophia Parsley and brothers, Howard and Chester Parsley. Survivors include daughters, Rita and husband Hugh Don Cripps and Gingie Braswell all of Smithville. Grandchildren, John and wife Leigh Ann Braswell of Brentwood, Heath Braswell of Nashville, Holly and husband Phillip Hendrix of Smithville, Rachel and husband Jeff McCarter of Cookeville, Martha and husband Steve Cooper, and Sarah Cripps and husband Mack Garner all of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Matthew Cooper, Andrew Cooper, Jacob McCarter, Caroline McCarter, Claire McCarter, Tori Cantrell, Jakeb Braswell, Holden Hendrix, and Grayson Hendrix. Sisters, Peggy Johnson, Sue and husband David Foutch all of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Grace Parsley of Smithville and Johnnie Hobson of Ardmore. Nieces and nephews, Teresa Caldwell, Sue Higham, Cynthia Shannon, Randy Hobson, Larry Parsley, and Ricky Parsley. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the First United Methodist Church, in lieu of flowers.

Robert Lewis Self

Dec 29 2009

75 year old Robert Lewis Self of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Frances Foster will officiate and burial will be in the Braswell Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Flonnie Kent Self. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Braswell Self of Smithville. A son, Bobby and his wife Tia Self of Oklahoma. A daughter, Kathy Casher of Florida. Six grandchildren, Chelsea Putnam of Florida, Zak Self of Nashville, Jordan, Morgan, Quinn, and Rylee Self all of Oklahoma. Two step- sisters, Annie and husband Bratton Turner and Ina and husband Foster Moore all of Lebanon. Great grandchildren, Kolt Payne of Florida and a sister, Irene Koesis of Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests that donations be made to Lazarus House Hospice, in lieu of flowers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Wayne Nolt

Dec 28 2009

53 year old Robert Wayne Nolt of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church and a retired grocery clerk. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Pafford and John Purdue will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Toni Nolt of Smithville. Three children, Andrea Lewis of Murfreesboro, Elizabeth Nolt of Smithville, and Benjamin and his wife Tasha Nolt of Spencer. Four grandchildren, Mackenzie Knox, Alyssa Lewis, Braxton Nolt, and Wade Lewis. His mother, Luella Nolt of Orrville, Ohio. Brothers and sisters, Judy Rowan, Karen Markley, and Ron Nolt all of Ohio and Beverly Nolt- Witzerman of Atlanta, Georgia, Sandra Stanton of Cookeville, and Janet Steiner of Ohio. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Georgia Mae Hendrixson

Dec 28 2009

94 year old Georgia Mae Hendrixson of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a retired owner of Hendrixson Grocery. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Earl Adcock will officiate. There will be no visitation. She was preceded in death by her husband, Connie Hendrixson; her parents, George and Maude Clayborn Cubbins; three sisters, Dexie Hooper, Elsie Washer, and Evie Crook; and three brothers, Bill, Dalton, and Walter Cubbins. Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Hendrixson of Smithville. One sister, Grace Parsley of Smithville. One brother, Charles Cubbins of Mississippi. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rubye Christine Webb

Dec 28 2009

82 year old Rubye Christine Webb of Smithville died Sunday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church, the Women's Methodist Fellowship, and was a bookkeeper for Amonett-Nixon Chevrolet. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Douglas Webb will officiate and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Webb was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Webb; a grandson, Chris Webb; parents, Arthur and Mae Redmon Judkins; a sister, June Nixon; and brothers, Dean, Len, and Jimmie Judkins. She is survived by two sons, Larry and wife Jackie Webb and Dwayne and wife Modena Webb all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Brad Webb of Smithville, Allison Marcum of Sparta and Lauren Rogers of Smithville. Brothers-in-law, John Robert Nixon of Smithville and Smith Webb of McMinnville. Sisters-in-law, Marie Webb, Geneva Judkins, and Sandra Judkins Widener all of Smithville. Caregiver Tammy Shehane along with several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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