Pauline "Mama Poss" Poss Cantrell age 91 of Smithville, passed away Saturday night at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born October 14, 1924 to her parents, the late William Riley and Connie Gibbs Hendrixson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, James Elmer Poss and Talmadge Cantrell; grandson, Jerry Lane Poss; 2 brothers, William Vernus Hendrixson and Joe Hendrixson. Mama Poss was a member of the Bright Hill United Methodist Chruch, Smithville Senior Citizens, United Methodist Women and worked with the Methodist Clothes Closet. She was a retired shirt factory worker, school cafeteria worker and a homemaker. Survivors include 4 children, W.J. and wife Bill Poss of Smithville, Geraldine and husband Junior Fuson of Smithville, Jimmy and wife Joyce Poss of Smithville and Bobby and wife Judy Poss of Smithville; 9 grandchildren, John (Lori) Poss, Jim (J.J.) Poss, Dana Poss, Tammy (Scott) Turner, Scotty (Lori) Fuson, Tony (Jenia) Poss, Tonya (Michael) Hattaway, Christie (Mark) Hart, Jason (Misty) Poss, 20 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Ruth Colwell of Dowelltown and 1 brother, Jack (Jerrie) Hendrixson of Gallatin. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. John Carpenter officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM, Tuesday 10:AM until 8:PM, Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In addition of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either the Bright Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, DeKalb Animal Coalition or to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Ray Gentry, age 67, of Smithville, died Wednesday afternoon, November 18, at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He is survived by: caregiver and mother of his children, Connie Silcox and husband Thomas of Alexandria; children, Danyella Apple and husband Matt of Lebanon, Rick Gentry and wife Christy of Pleasant View; sister, Katie Watts and husband David of Chestnut Mound; brothers, Bobby Gentry and wife Peggy of Brush Creek, Eld. Charles Allen Gentry and wife Glenda of Carthage; grandchildren, Logan and Abby Apple, Zachary and Regan Gentry; beloved dog, Jake; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Gentry is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. He will be cremated at Cumberland Family Services in Algood. A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, November 28, at 3:00 PM at Smith County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation at the funeral home will be on Saturday only from 12:00 Noon until leaving for the cemetery at 2:45 PM.
The family has requested memorials to the American Diabetes Association.
This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel
Mr. Russell Wayne "Butch" Hamm, Jr. age 65 of Gassaway passed away Sunday morning November 22, 2015 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born August 20, 1950 in Bluefield, West Virginia to his parents the late, Russell Wayne and Roberta White Hamm, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, James Hamm. Butch was a Methodist and a construction worker. In 1981, he moved his family to Tennessee where he has lived in the Gassaway community since. He was a carpenter since he was 12 years old. He was loved by many and will be extremely missed. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Karen Hamm of Gassaway; 2 daughters, Jenel Hill and Danielle Moseley both of Gassaway; 5 grandchildren, Roberta, Heather, Hailey, Eddie and Lavell; 1 sister, Debbie Hamm of Bear, Delaware; 1 brother, Danny Hamm of Newark, Delaware. There will be a family gathering to celebrate Butch's Life on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 beginning at 5:PM at Butch and Karen's home in Gassaway. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
66 year old Phillip Lee George of Smithville died Saturday morning at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. He was a Veteran of the United States Marines who served in the Vietnam War. He was a Seventh Day Adventist and had 20 years of service with the Metro Nashville Parks and Recreations. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dennis Clark will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be Monday from 3-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis B. and Billie Sue McDowell George; grandparents, Aubrey and Mattie Braswell George; nephew, Matthew George; father and mother-in-law, Gilbert and Mitchel Walden; and three brothers-in-law, Kenneth, James, and Robert Harold (Bob) Walden. He is survived by his wife, Mary Susan George of Smithville. A son, Lewis Gilbert and wife Lidia George. Special son, Jeremy Allen. Brother, Gary and wife Lois George of Indiana and twin brother, Bill and wife Janice George of Mount Juliet. Four sisters-in-law, Helen and husband Wayne Cripps of Alexandria, Carolyn Walden of Alexandria, Marie Walden of Smithville, and Jackie Walden of Michigan. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Special friends, Tommy and Maria Clayborn, Kenneth, Jeremy, and Jason Neal and Rex Fathera. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. George.
67 year old William Lloyd Black, Jr. of Smithville died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. A Methodist, Black was a Medical Technologist for Dr. Denise Dingle and had served 25 years as a Medical Technologist for Dr. Melvin Blevins. He was also a member of Liberty Masonic Lodge. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. A Masonic Service will be Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Black was preceded in death by his father, William Black, Sr. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Debra Black of Smithville. A son and daughter-in-law, Robby and Jessica Black of McMinnville. A daughter, Heather Black of McMinnville. Mother, Joy Black Hambree of North Carolina. Two step grandchildren, Christopher Thrower and Anna Raymond of McMinnville. Two brothers, Andy and wife Sylvia Black of Smithville and Greg and wife Lynn Black of North Carolina. Two sisters, Melanie and David West and Beth and Craig Gibson of North Carolina. Mother-in-law, Betty Smith of Smithville. Brother-in-law, Burks Taylor of Dickson. Nephew, Andrew Taylor of Dickson and Lloyd's special friend, Sophie Grace. Extra Special friends, Tony and Amber Prater, Anthony Prater, Teresa Quinton, and Jimmy Atnip. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the DeKalb Animal Coalition, St. Jude Children's Hospital or the DeKalb Food Bank in memory of Mr. Black.
Mr. Vann Woodside age 87 of Dowelltown passed away Thursday night at his residence surrounded by his family. Vann was born February 24, 1928 to his parents, the late Hobart and Mary C. Grandstaff Woodside. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Matthew Neal Vickers; 2 sisters, Mitchel Walden and Dorothy Hancock; 1 brother, O.T. Woodside. He was a faithful member and Deacon of Dowelltown Baptist Church, a U.S. WWII Army Veteran, member and past Master of DeKalb Lodge #358 and retired from TRW Ross Gear. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Billie Woodside of Dowelltown; 3 children, Vicki (Russell) Vickers of Dowelltown, Craig Woodside of Smithville and Jeff Woodside of Dowelltown; 5 grandchildren, Natalie (Brian) Page of Cookeville, Holly Wood of Smithville, Pat Woodside of Knoxville, Brooke Woodside Johnson of Smithville and Kevin Woodside of Murfreesboro; 3 great-grandchildren, Eliana Page, Patrick Woodside, III, and Jaden Johnson; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, November 22, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Jeff Cripps and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 12 Noon until 8PM and Sunday 10AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. A Masonic Service will be Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
Lorene Arnold Chasteen, 83, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford.
She is survived by her husband, Wilburn Chasteen of Winchester; 4 children, Billy (Kay) Arnold, Tammie Arnold both of Smyrna, Rita Arnold Vance of Murfreesburo and Tony (Jenni) Arnold of Woodbury; 2 grandsons, Ronnie Arnold of Nashville and Bradley Vance of Murfreesboro; and 1 great-grandson, Elijah Vance of Murfreesboro.
Mrs. Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Roscoe and Effie Agnes Buckner Pedigo; her son, Larry Arnold; 3 brothers, Edward, Norville, and Aaron Pedigo; and 3 sisters, Kenzada Summar, Oddell Summar, and Francis Bandy.
She was a member of the Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress with Colonial Corp. and a custodian with MTSU.
Funeral services will be 1 pm Saturday, November 21, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Bandy officiating. Interment will follow at Pedigo Cemetery in Dekalb Co. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, November 20, 2015 and 10 AM until time of service Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Organization.
83 year old Lois Ruth (Wilson) Lankford of Smithville died Wednesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and a retired Walmart Door Greeter. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie D. Lankford; parents, Elvis and Cecil Hutchinson Wilson; two sisters, Iris Cross and Marjorie Dudney; and a brother, Charles Wilson. Survivors include three sons, Carlton D. and wife Barbara Lankford of Mississippi, Calvin Lee and wife Pam Lankford of Smithville, and Clifton Wayne and wife Lynn Lankford of Alabama. Seven grandchildren, Ginger Haile, Travis Lankford, Christy Lankford, Theodore Lankford, Suzann Lankford, Kim Howell and Jesse Tollett. Eight great grandchildren. Special friend, Allen Roll of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Myrtle Wilson of Columbia. A host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thanks to Sun Crest Home Healthcare and Dr. Kevin Rhody and staff. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Vickie Mooneyham Marsh age 49 of Liberty, passed away Tuesday morning at her residence in the Pea Ridge Community of DeKalb County. She was born December 3, 1965 to her parents Thelma Hale and the late Arvil Mooneyham. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Dwight, Joseph and Billy Paul Mooneyham. She was a member of the Believers Tabernacle and a homemaker. Vickie is survived by 2 children, Stephanie (Curtis) Bone of Smyrna and Andrew Marsh of Bethpage; 3 grandchildren, Brandy (Darrell) Murphy, Brittany Bone and Companion Tyler Ludwig, Justin Bone; 1 great-grandson, Tucker Ludwig; father of her children, Steve Marsh; companion, Donald Ferrell; mother, Thelma Mooneyham of Murfreesboro; 1 sister, Veronica Mooneyham of Murfreesboro; 2 brothers, Michael (Deborah) Mooneyham of Liberty and Chris Mooneyham of Murfreesboro; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Friday November 20, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Darren Kinzer officiating and burial to follow in the Ferrell Family Cemetery at Pea Ridge. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11AM until 8PM and Friday 9AM until the time of the service at 11AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Brenda Puckett Vanderpool of Smithville passed away Tuesday morning at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. She was born December 29, 1946 to her parents, the late Houston and Myrtis Moore Puckett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Vanderpool and 1 brother, Marvin Puckett. Brenda was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher at the Smithville Church of God and was retired from retail sales and a homemaker. She is survived by 2 children, Reed (Julia) Vanderpool of Smithville and Melissa (Philip) Wallace of Smithville; 4 grandchildren, Emily, Harper, and Liam Wallace and Julian Vanderpool; 1 brother, Darwin (Delores0 Puckett of Lebanon; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Beth Puckett of Smithville, Wanda (Ray) Dunham, Jr. of Dowelltown, Rodney (Phyllis) Vanderpool of Centertown and Lorraine Webb of Nashville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Friday November 20, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jeff Armstrong officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 1:PM until 8:PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of God Youth Fund, in memory of Brenda. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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