Obituaries

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.

Tabatha Taylor Young

Dec 26 2009

27 year old Tabatha Taylor Young of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:30 p.m. She is survived by her husband, James Young; her mother, Sandra Lackey; maternal grandmother, Doris Caldwell; paternal grandmother, Frankie Taylor; and an uncle, Eddie Caldwell all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Paul Edward Crook

Dec 26 2009

70 year old Paul Edward Crook of Watertown died Thursday. He was a member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, and he was retired from TRW Ross Gear Division. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ricky Scott, Royce Martin, and Doyle Slager will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Osie Sandlin Crook; a sister, Kathleen Murphy; brothers, Clayton and Charles Crook; a sister-in-law, Imogene Crook; a brother-in-law, Roy Goodwin; and a great nephew, Wesley Jones. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Gail Harvey Crook of Watertown. Sisters, Jean Goodwin and Bessie Cantrell of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Mary Crook of Liberty. Mother-in-law, Bessie Harvey of Watertown. Nephews, David Crook of Alexandria, Wayne Crook, Jack Cantrell, Harold Murphy, and James Murphy all of Smithville, Gary Crook, Bill Crook, and Ronald Crook of Liberty. Nieces, Teresa Scott and Donna Driver of Alexandria, Tammy Cantrell, Regina Jones, Janice Ramsey, Jackie Bullard, Melissa Reeves, Lori Ann Cleavenger, and Faye Baker of Smithville and faithful companion, Rocky. The family is grateful for the care extended to Mr. Crook during his illness by his friends, Linda and Jerry Stephens, Jimmy Morgan, Odean and Geneva Lawrence, Dr. William Sherwood and the nurses and CNTs of Family Medical Center and DeKalb Community Hospital. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Troy Edward "Bodie" Bain

Dec 26 2009

41 year old Troy Edward "Bodie" Bain of Smithville died Tuesday in an automobile accident. A memorial service will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. The family has chosen cremation. There will be no visitation but the memorial service is open to the public. He is survived by his wife, Jeanna Snow Bain of Smithville. Three daughters, Ashley Knowles of Murfreesboro, and LaTroya Bain and Misty Gingerich of Smithville. Two sons, Troy James "Bodie" Bain and Dalton Dewayne Bain both of Smithville. His father, Troy Bain, Sr. of Smithville. A half sister, Ponzella Redmon of Smithville and half brother, Cecil Judkins of Smithville. Three grandchildren. Three special friends, Ricky Murphy, Dickie Bain, and Jimmy Bain all of Smithville. Two nieces and three nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Lynn Eastes

Dec 24 2009

64 year old Kenneth Lynn Eastes of Liberty died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He was a body shop foreman for Kenworth Trucking, a graduate of Watertown High School and the Nashville Auto Diesel College. Eastes was a member of the Church of Christ and the Army National Guard. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Gwynnath Ford and David Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Commerce Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Sunday. He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Ernestine Driver Eastes and a sister-in-law, Sue Eastes. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Hunt Eastes of Liberty. Two sons, Kenny and his wife Teresa Eastes and Richard Eastes all of Liberty. Two great granddaughters, Allison and Rebecca Eastes. A brother, Larry and his wife Ann Eastes of Watertown. A niece, Lora and her husband Kenneth Stutts of Watertown. A nephew, Kirk and his wife Bobbie Eastes of Watertown. His mother-in-law, Frances Hunt of Lebanon. Brothers-in-law, Billy and his wife Renee Hunt, Don and his wife Rosie Hunt, and Larry and his wife Cindy Hunt. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

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