Obituaries

Mable Jean West

Sep 15 2010

66 year old Mable Jean West of Alexandria died Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Whitesville, West Virginia, daughter of the late Virgie Mae Runions and Thurman Preston Mullins. West was also a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the service will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Steve Puckett will officiate and burial will follow in Hillview Memorial Cemetery. The West family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. West is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert West of Alexandria. Five children, Roseettie Gibbs of Murfreesboro, Wanda Martin of Smithville, Albert and wife Angelia West of Alexandria, Frank West of Alexandria, and Charlotte West of Alexandria. Eight grandchildren, Ray Martin, Angel and husband Trey Landrum, Mark and wife Jennifer Whitman, C.J. Whitman, Andrew West, Justin West, Damon West and Shea Warner. Six great grandchildren, Robert Martin, Charlie Landrum, Roland Hunt, Jr., Laura Ly Landrum, Makiah West, and Carter Whitman. Six brothers and sisters, Sam Mullins, Hazel Jet, Okey Mullins, Preston Mullins, Justine Ferrebee, and Elmer Mullins all of West Virginia. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Jamie Higdon

Sep 12 2010

36 year old Jamie Higdon of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a member of the Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church and a member of the Smithville Golf Club. He was disabled. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Higdon was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Jan and Rick Cade; father, Floyd Higdon; and maternal grandfather, Dale Staley. Survivors include sisters, Mindy and husband Mark Versluis of Mount Juliet and Chynna and Brittany Cade of Smithville. Step-sister, Joan Cade of Smithville. Step-brother, Brandon Cade of Russel Springs, Kentucky. Maternal grandmother, Wilma Staley of Smithville. Step-grandmother, Helen Cade of Russel Springs, Kentucky. Niece and nephew, Jade Cade and Robi Cade. Uncle, Tim and wife Debbie Staley of Smithville. An aunt, Kathy Olds of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangments. The family has asked that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Bobby Miller James

98 year old Bobby Miller James of Rock Island died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church and a farmer. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. James was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Grace James; parents, Robert Cantrell and Mandy James; brothers, Homer and Spencer James; and sisters, Kate Bain and Gert Herron. Survivors include a son, Dan and wife Faye James of McMinnville and a daughter, Gena James of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Katherine Shelton Myatt

59 year old Mary Katherine Shelton Myatt of Liberty died Thursday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Michael Hale and Tommy Davis will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. All visitation will be at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh Todd, Jr. and Ann Roess Shelton. Survivors include her husband, Roy Myatt of Liberty. A brother, Todd and wife Polly Shelton of Knoxville. Sisters, Patty Dale of Oxford, U.K. and Leslie Shelton of Culleaka. Nieces and nephews, Josh Shelton of Kansas City, Missouri, Kate Shelton of Asheville, North Carolina, Lora Dale Griffiths, Peter Dale, and Alex Dale all of Natchez, Louisiana. Great niece and nephew, Lant and Kris Griffiths. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Liberty Library in memory of Mary, in lieu of flowers.

Larry Paul Young

Sep 8 2010

60 year old Larry Paul Young of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a retired parts and service director at Mike Anderson Ford, a City of Smithville police officer for 26 years, and a City of Smithville Alderman for six years. He was also a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Magness "JR" and Annie Laura Stone Young; one brother, Potter Young and a sister, Peggy Maples. Survivors include his wife, Pam Cook Young; two brothers, Kenneth and wife Susan Young and Phillip Young; and mother-in-law, Hazel Cook all of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Dorothy George of Alexandria and Lisa Rhody of Smithville. Three brothers-in-law, Puggy and wife Linda Cook of Alexandria, Joe and wife Brenda Cook of Watertown, and Ronnie Cook of Smithville. Special niece, Laura Hall and special great niece Sydney Popvic both of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gordon Lee Atnip

Sep 4 2010

The funeral for 68 year old Gordon Lee Atnip will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Baxter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellow Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until the service. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Ann Atnip. Brothers, Duwayne Atnip and Bobby Atnip. Sisters, Nancy Marie Whitefield, Rose Mary Bain, Lois Ann Atnip, and Priscilla Bain. The Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marjorie Ellen Fleenor Schmidt Hopkins

Sep 1 2010

74 year old Marjorie Ellen Fleenor Schmidt Hopkins died Tuesday. She was a personal sales lady of custom fitted bras for over 40 years and a member of the Shively Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. Hopkins; her children, Sherry Schmidt Kennedy and husband David; Susie Schmidt Bradley, and Julie Schmidt Hanrahan and husband Chuck; grandchildren, Amy Kennedy Bindner and husband David, Kara Kennedy Disblbio and husband Marty, Shawn Ferrell, Nicki Lacey, Kristina Calvin and husband Walker, Katherine Waller, Mollie, Jamie and Allison Hanrahan; her niece, Joni Brown and nephew, James Yell. The funeral will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at the Owen Funeral Home in Louisville, Kentucky. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Memorial gifts may be made to her church.

Arlon Rose Cobble

Sep 1 2010

53 year old Arlon Rose Cobble of Smithville died Tuesday at Centennial Hospital. She was a homemaker 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. Doretta Hutchings will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Ella Mae Herman Turner; a daughter, Angel Mae Cobble; a brother, Jerry Turner; a half brother, Elton Turner; and a sister, Halena Driver. Survivors include her husband, Larry Cobble; two daughters, Keisha Farless and Amanda Cobble; two grandchildren, Johnny and Montana Farless; a brother, John and wife Reba Turner; three sisters, Ruby Parsley and Evalena Redmon all of Smithville, and Helen and husband Malcolm Turner of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Richard Allen "Rick" Senecal

Aug 31 2010

65 year old Richard Allen "Rick" Senecal of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was an active member of the New Home Baptist Church and a retired electrician with the City of Lakeland, Florida. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Josh Hale will officiate and burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery in New Salem, Kentucky at a later date. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Irma Croteau. Senecal is survived by his wife, Marilyn Joan Vinson of Smithville. A daughter, Dawn Martin of Massachusetts. Step-children, Charles Stephen and wife Julianna Johnson of Kings Mills, Ohio and Cynthia Lynn Johnson and husband Dan Stroup of North Carolina. Grandchildren, Tiffany and Nicholas Martin of Massachusetts, and Ashley and Samuel Johnson of King Mills, Ohio. A brother, Ronald and wife Karen Senecal of New Hampshire. Several special sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the New Home Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Lighthouse Christian Camp, in lieu of flowers.

Junior Keith

Aug 30 2010

86 year old Junior Keith of Smithville died Saturday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was owner and operator of Keith & Son Trucking. He was also a member of the Mount Moriah The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tim Pelham and Tim Pack will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Ararat Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvia and Hattie Wooden Keith; grandchild, Leslie Knott; six brothers, Robert, James, Lovell, George, Tom, and John Keith; and a sister, Bonnie Tramel Childress. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Josephine McGee Keith of Smithville. A daughter, Joan and husband Danny Washer of Smithville. A son, Jimmy and wife Linda Keith of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Lori and Tim Panter, Jennifer Knott, Adam and Amanda Washer, Andrew Keith, and Nicholas Keith all of Smithville, and Ross Keith of Knoxville. Five great grandchildren, Jacob Pedigo, Hannah Panter, Justin Poss, McKayla Poss, and Haylie Washer all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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