Obituaries

Clifford Dale Reynolds

Sep 23 2011

62 year old Clifford Dale Reynolds of McMinnville died Friday after a year long battle with cancer. He was self-employed with Reynolds Amusement. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Jerry Helton and David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery at Mud Creek in Warren County. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.E. and Lora Jane Winningham Reynolds; three brothers, Hesper, Cordell, and Waldo Reynolds; one sister, Anna Gunnels; and three sisters-in-law, Patsy, JoLeta, and Agnes Reynolds. Survivors include his wife, Amy McGiboney Reynolds of McMinnville. Two children and their spouses, Brad and Jackie Reynolds of Cookeville and Alisa and Jason Rice of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Auston Reynolds of Cookeville, Evan Reynolds of McMinnville, Ivy Rice of Smithville, and Kelsa Rice of Smithville. Five brothers and sisters-in-law, J.B. and Bonita Reynolds, Charles and Barbara Reynolds, Ronnie Reynolds, and Rodney Reynolds all of McMinnville, and Hyle and Rosemary Reynolds of Peoria, Illinois. One sister, Johnnie Hurn of Arizona. Two sisters-in-law, Audrey Reynolds of Michigan and Roberta Reynolds of McMinnville. A brother-in-law, Warren Gunnels of Arizona. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Frank Thomas Patton

Sep 20 2011

68 year old Frank Thomas Patton of Old Hickory died Saturday at his residence. The funeral will be Wednesday at noon at the Bond Memorial Chapel in Mount Juliet. Burial will be in Robertson County Memorial Gardens in Springfield. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Patton was preceded in death by his wife, Jaynie Seay Patton; parents, Bennie and Cartie Cantrell Patton; and a brother, Howard Patton. Survivors include sons, Eddie and wife Angel Patton of LaVergne and Tracy and wife Rhonda Patton of Hendersonville. A daughter, Tynya Patton of Nashville. Thirteen grandchildren, one great grandchild, sister-in-law, Jean Patton of Smithville, and two aunts, Nell Cantrell and Jean Haley of Smithville. Bond Memorial Chapel in Mount Juliet is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Bonnie Lou Stembridge

Sep 19 2011

45 year old Bonnie Lou Stembridge of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Woods Cemetery. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at which time the family will depart for the cemetery. She was preceded in death by her father, Mandon Smith; her husband, Barry Stembridge; a sister, Barbara Smith; and a brother, Randall Smith. She is survived by two children, Michelle and her husband Eric McCoy of Smithville and Eddie Colwell and his fiance Josie Culwell of Smithville. A step-son, Jason and wife Tosha Stembridge of Cookeville. Five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. His mother, Louise Larue Smith. Sisters, Debbie and husband Dewayne Carlton of Smithville and Faye Tomlin of Linden. A brother, Randy Smith of Jamestown. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

James Edward Carroll

Sep 19 2011

49 year old James Edward Carroll of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was a custodian at DeKalb County High School and he attended the New Life United Pentecostal Church. The service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Michael Hale and Dwayne Cornelius will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward L. Carroll. Survivors include two children, Jamie Carroll of Smithville and Candice Carroll of McMinnville. Five grandchildren. His mother, Frankie Carroll of Smithville. A brother, Steven Carroll of Smithville. A sister, Angela Carroll of Dowelltown. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Ione Ellis

Sep 19 2011

86 year old Ione Ellis of Dowelltown died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church and performed housekeeping services at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Junior Hibdon and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claud and Callie Bain Hendrixson; daughter, Rhea Nell Spencer; and a brother, Chester Hendrixson. Survivors include children, Walteen Billings of Smithville and Wanda Burchfield of Old Hickory. Grandchildren, Rickey Mathis of Smithville, Vickie and husband Paul Cothern of Lebanon, Stacey and wife Lori Burchfield of Dowelltown, Scott and wife April Spencer of Goodlettsville, and Katina and husband Samuel Sliger of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Ashley and husband Phillip Redmon, Tiffany Burchfield, Leah Burchfield, Layne Mathis, Samantha Cothern, Rachel Cothern, and Ellis and Christian Spencer. Great great grandchidlren, Hannah Redmon, Hailey Redmon, Caylee Redmon, and Kenzie South. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rex Ray Redmon

Sep 19 2011

68 year old Rex Ray Redmon of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and a Carrier employee. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leeta Hawkins Redmon; his parents, Hershel and Ammie Sue Barkes Redmon; two brothers, Ralph and Lewis Redmon; six sisters, Mammie Driver, Mary Redmon, Ella Mae Jones, Ravanell Redmon, Beulah Caldwell, and Sadie Pearl Sandlin. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Marie and James Tallas Cantrell of Smithville. A granddaughter, Talisa Marie Cantrell of Smithville. Two brothers, Reed Redmon of Smithville and Ernest and wife Linda Redmon of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. At the request of the family, please do not bring any food.

Emma Jean Arnold

Sep 19 2011

68 year old Emma Jean Arnold of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a retired shirt factory worker and a member of the New Home Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Lee and Gracie Lorene Arnold and two brothers, Jimmy and Clovis Arnold. Survivors include a niece, Ronda and husband Tim Young and a sister-in-law, Sue Arnold all of Smithville. Several cousins and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard "Tom" Miller

Sep 18 2011

58 year old Richard "Tom" Miller of Smithville died Saturday at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Jeffrey Miller will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until the service at 7:00 p.m. Miller was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Earleen Miller. Tom was a graduate of Putnam County Senior High School in 1971, a three year letterman of the football team, serving as Captain his Senior year and was named Mr. Cavalier. Miller received a B.S. degree in Business Management from Tennessee Tech University in 1976. He attended the Tennessee School of Banking in 1979, LSU School of Banking of the South in 1983, School of Bank Marketing at the University of Colorado in 1985, and the Graduate School of Bank Marketing at the University of Colorado in 1986. He was employed by Citizens Bank of Cookeville from June 1974 to June 1987 where he advanced from teller to a Vice President. From November 1988 to November 1996, he was employed by DeKalb County Bank/Union Planters Bank where he became a Vice President. Miller was founder and owner of DeKalb Finance in Smithville from January 1997 to May 1999. He was also employed by Liberty State Bank in July 1999 where he became a Vice President. Miller is survived by his wife, Gail Miller of Smithville. A daughter, Jessica Miller of Atlanta, Georgia. A son, Jeffrey Miller of Cookeville. Step-sons, Billy and wife Linda Zaderiko of Smithville and Jess Zaderiko of Florida. A step-daughter, January and her husband Josh Agee of Liberty. Grandchildren, Zach Odom, Devin Zaderiko, Josh Zaderiko, Kennedy Agee, Jaxon Zaderiko, and James Zaderiko. His father, Charles R. Miller of Cookeville. Brothers, Charles M. and wife Lynne Miller of Knoxville and Robert L. and wife Judy Miller of Cookeville. A sister, Lynda A. Miller of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the American Lung Association or the West Cemetery Trust Fund in Cookeville, in lieu of flowers.

Patty Trusty

Sep 11 2011

74 year old Patty Trusty of Nashville died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Mike Fuson will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Martin and Novie Mason Taylor; her husband Hoyt Trusty; three sisters, Carnell Keith, Elizabeth Young, and Jo Parton; and three brothers, James, Solon, and Albert Taylor. Survivors include children, David and wife Sherry Trusty of Kingston Springs, Roger and wife Janet Trusty of Goodlettsville, Karen and husband Arnold Smith of Nashville, Diane Reese of Greenbrier, Marty Trusty of Nashville, and Pamela and husband Tim Craig of Joelton. Grandchildren, Roger Trusty, Jr., Christy Allison, Jason Trusty, Jessica Barber, Crystal Ferrell, Arnold Smith, Jr. Brandon Trusty, Marty Trusty, Jr., Tyler Trusty, Ashley Trusty, and Destiny Craig. Great grandchildren, Jasmine Beamer, Jada Allison, Jacob Graves, Brody Ferrell, Cason Barber, and Adam Trusty. One brother, Doyle Taylor of Smithville. One sister, Barbara Fuson of Nashville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Christina Carol Adams

Sep 11 2011

33 year old Christina Carol Adams of Smithville died Friday. She was a member of the Church of Christ. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m at the Smithville Church of Christ. She is survived by her mother and dad, Anna and Peter Heelum of Smithville. Father, Thomas C. Adams, Jr. of Nashville. Sister, Michelle Fiori of New Jersey. Grandmother, Nancy Adams of Smithville. Grandfather, Sam Bradley, Jr. of Nashville. Aunt and uncle, Tracey Venc Hart of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses or to St. Jude Children's Hospital, in lieu of flowers.

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