Obituaries

Frank Truman Davis

Mar 15 2012

72 year old Frank Truman Davis of Smithville died Wednesday night at his residence. He was an insurance claims adjuster for over 30 years, having served for various companies. He was retired for 11 years. Davis graduated from Mansfield Senior High, Wooster College, and the Birmingham School of Law. He sat for and passed the Alabama Bar exam. Davis was a member of the Episcopal Church and he attended the Smithville United Methodist Church. A memorial service will be Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Dr. John Carpenter will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Another memorial service will be Tuesday, March 20 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Donelson. Visitation will be Monday night from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the church. Davis was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Truman and Lillian Mae Davis. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Becky Reis Davis of Smithville. Two daughters, Mary and husband Chris Brady of Nashville and Sally and husband La'Mar Franklin of Smyrna. Five grandchildren, Erin, Shannon and Dillon Brady all of Nashville, Leya and Isaiah Franklin both of Smyrna. One sister, Kathy Davis of Nashville. Two sisters-in-law, Barbara Parks of Utah and Barbara Thompson of Smithville. Brother-in-law, Sterling "Buddy" Battle of Baxter, Brother-in-law, Bill and wife Enid Reis of Mansfield, Ohio. Mother-in-law, Dorothy Reis of Nashville. Cousin, Roberta Sporrer of Lexington, Ohio. Many nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made in his name to Justin Potter Library in Smithville.

Vernon Edward Hyde

Mar 14 2012

86 year old Vernon Edward Hyde of Knoxville and a longtime resident of Smithville died Wednesday at his home. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, the American Legion, and retired teachers. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a teacher, coach, and realtor. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the church. Hyde was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Ella Dodd Hyde; a daughter, Teresa Faye Hyde; two brothers, Garnett and Ray Hyde; and a grandson-in-law, Greg Van Dette. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carnell Roy Hyde of Knoxville. Children, Paula and husband David Crossley of Talbott, Rita and husband Keith White of Brentwood, and Eddie and wife Mary Hyde of Knoxville. Seven grandchildren, Carrrie Van Dette, Connie Crossley, Lindsay and husband Bill Cadaret, Andrew Crossley, Mollie Hyde, Abigail Hyde, and Casey Hyde. Three great grandchildren, Joseph Edward Cadaret, Garrett James Van Dette, Tristen Van Dette. One brother, Howard and wife Edna Hyde of California. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lola Mai Ashburn

Mar 14 2012

83 year old Lola Mai Ashburn of Dowelltown died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a retired shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman and Charles Bogle will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Elsie Bogle; her husband, William Sampson Ashburn; three brothers, Lem, Bill, and Velmer Bogle; and two sisters, Pauline Sandlin and Emmie Herman. She is survived by thirteen nieces and nephews, Thomas Bogle of Liberty, Brenda Bennett of Lebanon, Marie Derting of Liberty, Elsie Fish of Statesville, Anita Thornton of Smyrna, Lisa Bowen of Smithville, Ricky Herman of Murfreesboro, Randy Bogle of River Watch, Jeff Bogle of Franklin, Karen Fite of Alexandria, Charles Bogle of Greenville, Debbie Bratten of Nashville, and Kathy Bennett of Gordonsville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Clayton Leon Houser

Mar 14 2012

67 year old Clayton Leon Houser of Smithville died Sunday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a member of the Christian Church and he served in the U.S. Army. Houser was a member of the VFW and he was in construction. A memorial service will be Friday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale Leroy and Bessie Pearl Siefert Houser. Survivors include three children, Ryan Houser and Tony Houser both of Indiana and Ashley Guess of Smithville. Three sisters, Ruby Smith, Doris Shepard, and Nancy Isaacs all of Indiana. Three brothers, Richard Houser, Danny Houser, and John Houser all of Indiana. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Clara Taylor Fuson

Mar 13 2012

97 year old Clara Taylor Fuson of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a Baptist and a retired machine operator at the shirt factory. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Fesler and Mike Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Nola Taylor; her husband, James Fuson; four brothers, Hobert Taylor, H.D, Taylor, Lloyd Taylor, and Carlin (Tye-Cobb) Taylor; and a sister, Ina Mae Trapp. Survivors include two sons, James and wife Barbara Fuson of Nashville and Wayne and wife Peggy Fuson of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Mike and wife Dawn Fuson, Lisa and husband David Jones of White House, Jerry Fuson of Smithville, and Jenny and husband Todd Cantrell of Smithville. Six great grandchildren, Kevin Southgate, Courtney Fuson, Justin Fuson, Lacey Jones, and Madi and Megan Cantrell; and two sisters, Reba and husband Virgil Nixon and Hatten Taylor all of Watertown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Brown Page

Mar 10 2012

88 year old Brown Page of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired employee of the Smithville Concrete Company, a U.S. Navy Veteran, and a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m until the service at 10:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mary Cripps Page; a sister, Wilma Vanatta; and a niece, Faye Pedigo. Survivors include his wife, Frances Page of Smithville. Three children, Debbie and husband Roy Colwell of Murfreesboro, Roger Page of Smithville, and Sharron and husband Johnny Colwell of Smithville. Four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and three nieces survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Paul Mooneyham

Mar 9 2012

36 year old Billy Paul Mooneyham of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a self employed painter and a member of the Believers Tabernacle. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Sam Kinzer will officiate and burial will be in the Centerhill Cemetery in Cannon County. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Arvil D. Mooneyham and two brothers, Dwight and Joseph Mooneyham. Survivors include three daughters, Kayla Nicole, Katie Leigh, and Carrie Suzanne Mooneyham; a grandson, Jayden Miguel Mooneyham; and mother, Thelma Mooneyham all of Smithville. Two brothers, Michael and wife Deborah Mooneyham of Woodbury and Christopher Mooneyham of Smithville. Two sisters, Vickie Marsh of Woodbury and Veronica Mooneyham of Smithville. Mother of his children, Dori Keith Mooneyham and several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

James Riley Fisher

Mar 9 2012

81 year old James Riley Fisher died Friday at NHC of Smithville. He was a Baptist, member of the VFW and American Legion, an Army veteran of the Korean war and a carpenter with TVA for 15 years. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Fisher was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Fish; mother, Alice Fish; and grandmother, Maggie Fish. Survivors include three step daughters, Janice Fish and husband David Stewart, Tanna and husband Tony Harris; and Judy Carol Fish; and one step-son, Danny and wife Regina Fish all of Smithville. Eight step grandchildren, Danny Fish of Kentucky, D.J. Stewart, Joseph Clark, Brian Clark, Crystal Fish, and Paula Farris all of Smithville, Brandi Bennett of Seattle and Kayla Fish of Johnson City. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Aiden Alexander Felts

Mar 7 2012

Aiden Alexander Felts of Smithville was born and died on Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. The child was preceded in death by his great grandmother, Deborah Brown; great grandparents, Jimmy and Ruby Martin; and great grandfather, Willy Ray "Bill" Hobbs. Survivors include his parents, Ryan Felts and Cassondra Martin both of Smithville. Grandparents, Judy Pack of Smithville, Nancy Brown of Dowelltown, Tim and Faye Martin of Smithville, Kevin Brown of Ashland City, and Michael Brown of Ashland City. Great grandparents, Mary and Charles Felts of Springfield. Great grandmother, Frances Shultz of Smithville. Uncles, Johnny Pack, Chris Martin, and Jimmy and Ashley Martin, and Kyle Brown all of Smithville. Aunt, Jennifer and husband Nelson Davis of Smithville. Several cousins, friends, and family also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Brookelyn Keanna Brazelton

Mar 7 2012

Six week old infant Brookelyn Keanna Brazelton of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The family attended the Real Life Community Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Don Davidson and Al Mahan will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until the service at 1:00 p.m. The child is survived by her parents, Ed and Jessica Brazelton of Smithville. Grandparents, Carolyn Root of Smithville, Steve Root of Michigan, and Katie Mae Readus of Shelbyville. Great grandparents, Helan Dougherty and Vera Gwilliams of Michigan. Three brothers, Marcus and KeShawn Brazelton both of Smithville and Cameron Brazelton of Texas. One sister, Leslie McKinnon of Tullahoma. A niece, Kaydence McKinnon of Tullahoma. Aunts and uncles, Phil Root and Matt and Alisha Summers all of Smithville and Steve and Saerica Root of Cookeville along with many other aunts, uncles, and cousins. 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 burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

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