Obituaries

Estell L. Crook

Nov 1 2013

83 year old Estell L. Crook of Liberty died Thursday at her residence. Born in DeKalb County and a homemaker, Crook was also a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Mark Stinett will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry George and Lola Johnson George; husbands, Jack M. Brown and Haskell Crook; and twelve brothers and sisters. Survivors include two brothers, Tommy and wife Dorothy George of Smithville and Jewell George of Gainesboro. A step-daughter, Judy and husband Joe Driver of Alexandria. Step grandchildren, Maria and husband Tommy Clayborn and Jacob and wife Kari Ashford all of Liberty. Several nieces, nephews, and step great grandchildren survive. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Faye Cantrell

Oct 31 2013

71 year old Linda Faye Cantrell of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Bass and Roger Chapman will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by her parents, Luke and Ovalene Fisher; a brother, Carl David Fisher; a daughter, Kathy Chapman; and two grandchildren, Kayla Malone and Michael Lanier. Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Davis of Oklahoma, Teresa and Frank Underwood of Baxter, and Tina and Tony Bess of Smithville. One son, Roger and Charlotte Chapman of Oklahoma. Nine grandchildren, Connie Hudson, Christina Platt, Tyler Davis, Mandy Chapman, Eric Chapman, Kathy Fansler, Brian Underwood, Scott Bess and Kelli Bess. Ten great grandchildren. Three sisters, Barbara Grissom of Rock Island, Maggie Grim of McMinnville, and Shirley Fisher of Smithville. Two brothers, Walter and Brenda Fisher of McMinnville and Luther Wayne Fisher of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Jo Duncan

Oct 31 2013

Betty Jo Duncan of Manchester died Thursday, October 24 at her residence. Ms. Duncan was the daughter of the late Oakley and Edna Stafford Mayberry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Smith. She was a homemaker. Survivors include 5 Grandchildren, Josh Cantrell of Manchester, Amy Young of Winchester, Tiffany Hobbs of Liberty, Stephanie Hobbs of Smithville, and Mitchell Hobbs of Manchester; 6 Great-Grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday November 2 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Michael Hale officiating. Burial will follow in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Danny Wilson Jackson

Oct 28 2013

57 year old Danny Wilson Jackson of the Prosperity Community, died Monday morning at his residence. Born in Carthage, he was the son of the late Burse and Jimmie Lee Hall Jackson and was preceded in death by a brother, Timmy Jackson. Danny was a graduate of Gordonsville High School, a member of Prosperity Baptist Church and was employed at Five Star Vending Company. He is survived by his wife, Lynne Allen Jackson; son, Brian Jackson and wife, Teri of Watertown; daughter, Lori Smith and husband, Nick of Alexandria; grandchildren, Zoey Layhew, Waylan and Shiloh Jackson; brothers, Ronnie Jackson and wife, Roberta of Sykes and Jeffrey Jackson and wife, Denise of Hartsville; father and mother-in-law, Tom and Ladye Allen of Auburntown; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Shirley Allen of Auburntown; nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Thurman Seber and Don Rigsby officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Burial will be at Prosperity Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Faye Bates Self

Oct 28 2013

65 year old Helen Faye Bates Self of Smithville died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was the daughter of the late Porter and Melissa Lamberson Bates. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Self; Grandchild, Christina Byford; Brother, Grady Dale Bates; and a step-daughter, Linda Farris. She was a Baptist and a Homemaker. Survivors include 1 Son, Jeff Byford and Tara Clemmons of Hartsville; Daughter, Doris Byford and Ricky Thomas of Smithville; Step-Daughter, Vicky Ramsey; Sister, Betty Jo Cantrell of Smithville; Brother, Kenneth Bates of Alexandria; 13 Grandchildren and 1 Great-Grandchild. The funeral service will be conducted 2: 00 P.M. Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Cannady Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gary Ralph Young

Oct 28 2013

73 year old Gary Ralph Young of McMinnville died Thursday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was born April 21, 1940, in DeKalb County, TN, was a retired machinist with Magnetek Century Electric, a U.S. Army veteran, and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church. Mr. Young was preceded in death by his parents Johnny Cephas and Stella C. Thweatt Young.

Survivors include his wife Nancy Louise Young, McMinnville, TN, sister Barbara Ann (David) Cantrell, Smithville, TN, and a brother Carl T. Young, McMinnville, TN. Nephews Mark Young, John Young, and Anthony (Lisa) Cantrell, great nephews and great-niece Matthew, Andrew, and Laura Cantrell, and brothers-in-law Roy (April) Johnson, Jr., Bruce Johnson, James (Marcie) Johnson, Robert (Debbie) Johnson. Numerous other nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 02, 2013, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Kevin Burden will officiate. Military grave rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and V.F.W. Post 5064 at the funeral home. Burial of the cremated remains will follow at Nashville National Cemetery. The Young Family will receive friends Saturday, November 02, 2013, from 11 A.M. until 1 P.M. in the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at Relay for Life.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Amy Miller

Oct 27 2013

31 year old Amy Miller of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was an accountant with Shiroki North America and a member of the Long Branch Community Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Miller and Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Josh Miller. Two daughters, Addison and Lilly Miller; parents, Renea and Jeff Cantrell; a brother, Tyler Cantrell and Caroline Carter; a sister, Taylor Cantrell and Dylan Freeny; and her father, Greg Napier all of Smithville. Her father and mother-in-law, Mark and Melinda Miller of Liberty. Grandparents, David and Ivadell Randolph, Don and Nelta Cantrell, and Donna Napier. Special friend, Holly Anderson of Smithville and several aunts, uncles, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Addison and Lilly Miller Scholarship fund, the Lighthouse Christian Camp, and Relay for Life.

Jeffrey Welch Miller

Oct 24 2013

Jeffrey Welch Miller, 22, of Forest, Va., died of brain cancer on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Jeff was the son of Teresa and Tripp Wray of Forest, and the late Tom Miller of Smithville, Tenn. and Gail Miller of Dowelltown, Tenn.
Along with his parents, Jeff is survived by his brother Douglas Dickerson of Forest, Va.; his sister Jessica Miller of Nashville, Tenn.; grandmother Pauline Welch of Stuart, Fla.; grandfather Charles Miller of Cookeville, Tenn.; stepsister January Agee of Liberty, Tenn.; stepbrothers Billy Zaderiko of Smithville, Tenn., and Jesse Zaderiko of Florida; and many more cherished family and friends.

Jeff was blessed with a poet’s creative mind and an athlete’s confident stride. Throughout his illness, as throughout his life, he touched us all with his strength, sensitivity, and wit. He will be deeply missed by us all.

A memorial celebration is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, at Salem Baptist Church in Liberty with a reception to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centra Hospice, 2097 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501.

This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Charles Earl West

Oct 23 2013

58 year old Charles Earl West of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He served in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne. West, a Baptist, was also disabled. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Owens and Jackie Pettrey will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. West was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Adell and Mattie Bell West; a brother, T.L. West; and a sister, Mary West Carpenter. Survivors include three children, Sarah and husband Billy Fuson, Ashley West, and Waylon West all of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Brooklyn and Aubree Fuson and Aiden West all of Smithville. Three brothers, Allen E. West of Angelton, Texas, David B. West of Eustis, Florida, and Donnie R. West of Auburntown. Two sisters, Martha Carter of Sorento, Florida and Tina Bergman of Deland, Florida. A host of nieces, nephews, and friends all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joshua Maston Owens

Oct 21 2013
Joshua Maston Owens

24 year old Joshua Maston Owens of Alexandria died Friday in a Rutherford County auto accident. He was a Comcast Cable Tech employee and a member of the Fort Apache Riders Club/Twisted Grip. Born in Ocala, Florida, he was affiliated with the New Vision Baptist Church and the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. The funeral will be Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until 5:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. The body will then be taken to the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria for the service at 6:00 p.m. Ben Simpson and Russell Vickers will officiate. Owens is survived by his wife, Kayla Owens. Parents, Robert Nassivera and Kerri Owens. Grandparents, Loretta and Steve Coleman, Mike G. Owens, Linda Williams, and Bill Williams. Mother-In-Law, Roxie Martin. Father-in-law, Charles Hubbard, Jr. Aunts and uncles, Sherri Owens, Mike Owens, Alisha Moore, Doug Owens, Tammy Evensen, Shelia Rowe, and Judy and Brad Askew. Step great grandmother, Ruth Grider. Great aunt, Luci and husband Pete McDonnell. Sister-in-law, Taylor Martin. Niece, Madison Askew. Cousins, Amanda, Chelsie Livsey, Ashley Owens, Chuck, Donny, Sami, Bridgette, Brandy, Tia, Gage, Eli, Kyle, Zowie, Alex, Emily, Hana, Tina, and many more cousins, family, and friends. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to Anderson Funeral Home to help the family with expenses.

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