Obituaries

Lucille Hale Ferrell

Nov 6 2009

84 year old Lucille Hale Ferrell of Alexandria died Thursday at her residence. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe D. Ferrell; children, Lou Ann, Joe and John Ferrell; grandchildren, Brian Braswell; Benjamin Bane and Kayla Cantrell; parents, Selmer D. and Bettie Ferrell Hale; a sister, Daisy Murphy; brothers, Selmer Ray, Harrison Lee, L.W., and Selmer D. Hale, Jr. Survivors include a son, Norman and his wife Deborah Ferrell of Alexandria. Daughters, Jean and husband William Edmonds of Alexandria, Wanda and husband Donnie Braswell of Liberty, Betty Cantrell of Alexandria, Rosemary Bane of Brush Creek, and Marsha Endsley of Brush Creek. Twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Sisters, Bea and husband Kenneth Christian of Watertown and Dellia Mae and husband Richard Poston of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Nan Flanders Hildreth

Nov 6 2009

73 year old Nan Flanders Hildreth of Smithville died Thursday at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Green Hill Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Archie Pondexter and Nestor Stewart will officiate and burial will be in the Webb Cemetery at Bluff Springs. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Maude Ophia Green Flanders; her husband, James Alton Hildreth; and a brother, Ammon Flanders. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Rickey and Gwen Hildreth of the Lucky Community, Garry Hildreth and Danny and his wife Ann Hildreth all of the Green Hill Community. Grandchildren and their spouses, Lesley and Jon Neale, Abby Hildreth, Eric Hildreth, and Hayden and Corbin Hildreth. One great grandchild, Max Onkst. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Onie M. Durham

Nov 5 2009

91 year old Onie M. Durham of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Taylor will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Durham; a daughter, Vella Bell Durham; parents, Isaac and Bell Taylor; and four brothers and sisters. Survivors include a brother, Joe and wife Helen Taylor of Smithville. Two sisters, Oma Taylor, a twin sister, of Smithville, and Audrey Snyder. A nephew, Jewell and his wife Rita Duke. Several nieces and nephews. Special cousin, Barbara Vanatta. Three sisters-in-law, Joyce Taylor, Ann Taylor, and Hazel Johnson. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Della Hughes

Nov 5 2009

81 year old Della Hughes of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Isabella Oldaker. Survivors include two sons, Larry and his wife Laura Hughes and Paul and his wife Gail Hall of Smithville. Three daughters, Patsy and husband Joe Folsom of Georgia, Shirley and husband Doc Penner of Florida, and Donna and husband Bryan Smith of Smithville. Fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive. One brother, John and his wife Eyvonne Oldaker of Florida. One sister, Sammy and husband Dennis Yurcisin of New Mexico. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Benton McMillin Sanders, Jr

Nov 1 2009

87 year old Benton McMillin Sanders, Jr. of Smithville died Saturday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benton, Sr. and Maggie Martin Sanders.; one son, Jerry Sanders; one sister, Imogene Harden; and two brothers, Carl M. and Franklin P. Sanders. Survivors include his wife, Violet Hooper Sanders of Smithville. Two sisters, Willene Sanders Finley of Sparta and Bessie Sanders Ray of Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. .

Bertie Fuston Hayes

Nov 1 2009

87 year old Bertie Fuston Hayes of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a cashier for many years at Fuston's 5 & 10 and she worked as a secretary during World War II for the State Department in Washington D.C.. Hayes was also a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. She graduated in 1940 from Liberty High School and attended Draughon's Business College in Nashville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Hayes, Jr.; her parents, Valter Ray and Verna Ballinger Fuston; brothers, Hoyt L. Fuston and Edsel A. Fuston; sisters, Georgia Rae Fuston and Bertha Parker; and an infant sister, Verna Ruth Fuston. Survivors include two daughters, Dr. Peggy E. Hayes of San Diego and Patsy Hayes of Smithville. One sister, Frances and her husband Edward Frazier of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins including Susan Frazier Hinton of Smithville. Caregivers, Carolyn Miller and Elise Flannery. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made,in lieu of flowers, to the Smithville Day School, Justin Potter Library, or some organization of their choice.

Ladye Frank Ezell Sanders

Nov 1 2009

72 year old Ladye Frank Ezell Sanders of Nashville and Smithville died Thursday. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road. Dan Chambers will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ezell Foundation or the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort, Incorporated. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Houston and Mable Whorley Ezell; an infant sister and brother, Burnice Westbrooks. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Douglas L. Sanders; sons, Douglas Ezell and wife Jean Sanders and Ted and wife Connie Sanders. Grandchildren, Leslie Fay Sanders, Lauren Nicole Sanders and husband Matt Knierim, Amanda Dawn Sanders and Houston Joseph Sanders. Great grandchildren, Noah Sanders and Avery Knierim. An aunt, Sara Ezell Young. Uncle Charles and his wife Dot Whorley. Woodbine Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alton Lee Bain

Oct 30 2009

84 year old Alton Lee Bain of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Billy Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Bertie Atnip Bain; a daughter, Nina Self; a grandson, Terry Miller; two brothers, Burnice and Honest Bain; and two sisters, Flossie Linder and Mai Bain. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Vanatta Bain. Seven sons, James Alton and his wife Jessica Bain, Buck and his wife Rose Bain, Kenny and his wife Deborah Bain, James and his wife Tabitha Young, Doug and his wife Lora Young, Dickie and his wife Lisa Bain, and Tony and wife Lori Culwell all of Smithville. Eight daughters, Dot Hillis, Eva Roberts, Annette Bain, and Doretta Bain all of McMinnville, Sandra and husband David C. Bain, Tammy and husband Ricky Shehane, and Melissa and husband Ricky Murphy all of Smithville, and Donna and husband Tom Brock of Texas. Thirty six grandchildren, thirty one great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren. Two brothers, Troy Bain and J.E. Bain both of Smithville. One sister, Grady Bond of Smithville. Special caregivers, Becky Jo Brewer, Cynthia Shehane, Kathy and Roger Bailey, Brenda Ray, and Jamie Dowell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses.

James Estil Lattimore

Oct 30 2009

70 year old James Estil Lattimore of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and a truck driver for the DeKalb County Highway Department. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene Lattimore Walker; a brother, Elmus Lattimore; and two great grandchildren, Haley and Grady Hawkins. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ella Lattimore of Smithville. Children, Larry Estil Lattimore, Ronnie and his wife Joyce Lattimore all of Smithville, Carl and his wife Renee Lattimore of Liberty, and Trisha Lattimore Hicks of Dowelltown. Grandchildren, Tiffany Lattimore, Dustin Lattimore, Mandee Lattimore, Austin Hicks, Emily Lattimore, Sabrina Lattimore, Sarah Brown, Mark E. Lattimore, Sarina Lattimore, Sylvia Hawkins. Ten great grandchildren. A sister, Reva Judkins of Smithville and several special nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Hattie Viola Johnson

Oct 29 2009

85 year old Hattie Viola Johnson of Fayetteville died Thursday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Frances Foster will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burlie Claston Johnson; her parents, Athel Foster and Cora Taylor Foster; a son, Johnny Johnson; a granddaughter, Julie Johnson; and two brothers, Lee Foster and Toy Foster. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy and his wife Sharon Johnson of Christiana and Danny and his wife Betty Johnson of Fayetteville. Six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Two brothers, Louis Foster of Smithville and Lawrence Foster of Nashville. One sister, Marie Hunt of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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