Obituaries

Della Mai Poston

Aug 11 2012

81 year old Della Mai Poston of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a retired employee of Hartman Luggage. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from10:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Selmer and Betty Margaret Ferrell Hale; first husband, Arnold G. Murphy; son, William Murphy; two grandsons, Michael Murphy and Shannon Taylor; four brothers, L.W., Selmer, Harrison, and Ray Donald Hale; and two sisters, Lucille Ferrell and Daisy Murphy. Survivors include her husband, Charles Richard Poston of Smithville, Six daughters, Minnie Poss of Smithville, Frances and George Fincher of McMinnville, Dimple and Charles Blanchfield of Smithville, Donna and Mike Hewell of Smithville, Darlene Wooley and David Griffith of Gassaway, Denise Redmon and Jimbo Pack of Smithville. One son, Ernest Murphy of Smithville. Sixteen grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren. One sister, Beatrice and husband Kenneth Christine of Shop Springs. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Geraldine Farler

Aug 10 2012

86 year old Geraldine Farler of Lebanon died Thursday at Westmoreland Care and Rehab Center. She was a machine operator at Smithville shirt factory and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn will officiate with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julias Pirtle and Lodie Poss; husband, Joe Brown Farler; one daughter, Barbara Bogle. She is survived by one granddaughter, Kimberly Taylor of Lebanon; two great-grandchildren, Tre and Kristie Taylor of Lebanon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Nadine Winnard

Aug 10 2012

Betty Nadine Winnard, age 94 of Gordonsville, TN passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 at her residence.

Mrs. Winnard was born February 23, 1918 in Lancaster, TN the daughter of the late Mollie James Denney and James Everett Maynard. She married Aubrey Clay Winnard on December 2, 1936 and he preceded her in death on November 25, 1955. She was also preceded in death by Six Siblings; Robert Maynard, Eddie Lee Maynard, Elmer Maynard, John Maynard, Mildred Grantham, and Alene Fish. She worked for the Welsh Company and was a member of the Gordonsville United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Winnard is survived by her Son; Clay (Jeanne) Winnard of Cookeville, TN., Two Granddaughters; Angela (Bryant) Griffin of Smyrna, TN and Brittney (Karl) Radke of Chattanooga, TN. Two Great Granddaughters; Katie-Anne Griffin and Sarah-Beth Griffin.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Winnard are scheduled to be conducted Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10AM at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Bro. Floyd Massey will officiate and Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Winnard family will be held on Friday from 6PM to 9PM and on Saturday after 9AM until service time at 10AM.

Mary Lou Johnson

Aug 9 2012

63 year old Mary Lou Johnson, born in Buffalo, New York, died Sunday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. A memorial service will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at her home on Round Top Road in Alexandria. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at her home. She is survived by her husband, Graeme Johnson. Children, Vicki Schroeder and future husband, Chris Fikes of Las Vegas; Randy and wife Kim Schroeder of Antioch; Phillip and wife Sheryl Johnson of Las Vegas, Michael Johnson of Las Vegas, Jessica and husband Scott Garduno of California. Grandchildren, Conner Schroeder, Jordon, Brandon, Alexia, Jack, Tanner, and Tyler Johnson, and Aiden Garduno. Sisters, Janet Cruz and Sandra and husband Ron Matteson. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Kraft. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria to help with the funeral and hospital expenses.

Jennifer Nicole Clark

Aug 9 2012

34 year old Jennifer Nicole Clark of Smithville died at her residence Wednesday. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and an LPN at NHC Healthcare Center. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Max Cantrell and Chester Parsley. Survivors include her husband, William Alan Clark of Smithville. Three daughters, Dakota Lashey and husband Brady McGee, Leah Payton Clark, and Morgan Shayayne Clark all of Smithville. Parents, Ricky Dwayne and Maria Parsley and Tammy and Ronnie Mollinet. A grandchild, Lyren Clark of Smithville. One sister, Kristy Lynn and husband Chris Williams of Smithville. Two step-sisters, Melissa Ann and husband Kevin Luttrell of Woodbury, Brandi and husband Travis Johnson of Smithville. Half-brother, Chad Morgan Parsley of Dallas, Texas; step-brother, Ryan and wife Laci Mollinet of Smithville; maternal grandmother, Imogean Cantrell of Smithville; Paternal grandmother, Grace Parsley of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society.

Valeria Groom Evans

Aug 9 2012

91 year old Valeria Groom Evans of Liberty died Thursday morning at the Webb House Retirement Center. She was a homemaker and was a retired educator at DeKalb West School. She was also a member of Salem Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Mark Wade will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Evans was preceded in death by her husband, John Odum Evans; parents, Nathaniel and Alta Powell Groom; six sisters, Hazel Sandlin, Mildred Groom, Avanell Fuson, Claudine Malone, Anita Pettway, Edwina Saddler; and a brother, Truitt Groom. Survivors include a son, Doyle Evans of Liberty. Grandchildren, Tara and Joe Beck of Wisconsin, Bryan Evans and Gwen and Clay Dyer both of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Collin, Drew and Nate Dyer all of Murfreesboro, Alex, Miriam, Aaron and Ethan Beck all of Wisconsin. Sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Groom of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Salem Baptist Church Library or Cemetery.

Ramon Beacham

Aug 8 2012
Ramon Beacham

55 year old Ramon Beacham of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was a former nurseryman with Guthrie Nursery. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 1:00 p.m. Beacham is preceded in death by his parents, Ervin and Jimmie Martin Beacham and a sister, Mary Ray Beacham. Survivors include three brothers, Jessie and wife Jan Beacham of Rock Island, Jimmy and wife Cindy Beacham of McMinnville, and Mark and wife Renee Beacham of Dowelltown. Three sisters, Judy Davidson of Pennsylvania, Vicky Vanatta and Barbara Beacham both of Dowelltown. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Dean Odom

Aug 3 2012

88 year old Dorothy Dean Odom of Smithville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a member of the New Home Baptist Church, a homemaker, and she worked at Texas Boot. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Junior Ralph will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Odom was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Exum Driver Gibbs; her husband, Clayton Odom; a son, Earl Odom; and a sister, Lucille Henley. Survivors include children, Jack and wife Diane Odom of Morrison, Donna and husband Michael Terrell of Hermitage, Janice and husband John Pavlikninas and Kenneth Odom both of North Carolina. Grandchildren, Kimberly Odom, Alexandria and John Clayton Pavlikinas, Lauren Terrell, Dillon, and Will Odom. Daughter-in-law, Royce Odom of Smithville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital or to the American Heart Association. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth Grizzle

Aug 1 2012

96 year old Mary Elizabeth Grizzle of Liberty died Wednesday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Southern Baptist and member of the Eastern Star and the Liberty Senior Citizens Center. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Hugh and Alta Adamson; her husband, Clifton Grizzle; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Grizzle Graham. She is survived by a son, George and wife Wini Grizzle of Brentwood. A granddaughter, Angela and husband Paul Smilqius of Valparaiso, Indiana. Great grandchildren, Olivia and Evan Smilqius. Numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salem Baptist Church, the Liberty Senior Citizens Center, or the Eastern Star.

Joan Carol (Chandler) Paulsen

Jul 30 2012

Joan Carol (Chandler) Paulsen, age 77 of Smithvile, died peacefully in her sleep at Alive Hospice Care Center in Nashville on Friday, July 27.

Joan was born on February 27, 1935 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin where grew she grew up and married the late Duane "Duke" H. Paulsen. They enjoyed 38 years of marriage until his death on December 12, 1996. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Fred and Genevieve Chandler of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, as well as one brother, Eugene Chandler. Joan is survived by daughters, Lori and husband Roger Bowman of Smithville and Kelle and husband Brian Dorn of Antigo, Wisconsin; one son, Grant and wife Tamara Paulsen of Smithville. Surviving her as well are three grandsons: Jeremy and wife Sheena Zoller of Huntsville, Alabama; Justin Zoller of Nashville and Jesse Zoller of Smyrna as well as four granddaughters, Jayme and MaKenzie Dorn of Antigo, Wisconsin and Tessa and Giana Paulsen of Smithville, and one great-granddaughter, Karsen Zoller of Huntsville, Alabama. Surviving her as well are her brother, Robert and wife Eva Chandler of Gurnee, Illinois, her sister-in-law, and close friend Virginia Joan Paulsen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Joan had an intense love for her family. She cherished being a wife, mother, grandmother, and most recently a great-grandmother. Joan also had an ardent zeal for the worship of her God, Jehovah. She dedicated her life to Him in July of 1962. She served Him faithfully in Wisconsin, and she was most recently an active member of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Smithville, where she zealously fulfilled her dedication until her death.

Memorial services for Joan will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 981 East Broad Street, Smithville on Saturday, August 4 at 4:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to share their condolences and memories of Joan with the family from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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