Obituaries

Joshua Tyler Davis

Dec 29 2013

25 year old Joshua Tyler Davis of Sparta (Johnson Chapel Community) died Saturday at Highland Medical Center in Sparta. He was a member of the Johnson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Elmore Judd and Tim Judd will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Davis was preceded in death by his brother, Scott Lee Davis; an uncle, Bobby Rice; and his paternal grandparents, Leonna and Norman Davis. Survivors include his parents, Jimmy "Hammer" and Connie Davis; maternal grandparents, Bob and Ruth Rice; four uncles, Jack and wife Mary Davis, Kenneth and wife Shawn Rice, Terry Rice, and Les and wife Regina Davis; and one aunt, Tootsie Taylor all of Sparta. Two nieces, Kylee Davis and Kyra Agee both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Dewayne Stoglin

Dec 27 2013
Michael Dewayne Stoglin

59 year old Michael Dewayne Stoglin of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. Michael was preceded in death by his Father, Kenneth Stoglin. He was a Freewill Baptist and a machine mechanic. Michael is survived by 3 Children; Mother, Bonnie Summers of Smithville; 3 Brothers, Johnny Stoglin of Smithville, Ronnie (Veronica) Stoglin of Chattanooga, Randy (Tammy) Summers of Smithville; Sister, Dianne (Dewayne) Allen of Cookeville; Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Saturday, December 28, 2013 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bros. Danny Bandy and Michael Hale officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in memory of Michael. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Norma Ruth Temple

Dec 23 2013

64 year old Norma Ruth Temple died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and a retired bank clerk. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollo and Stella Noddin O'Neil. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Richard Temple of Smithville. Three children, Kelly and husband Mike Lawson of Murfreesboro, Cheryl Temple of Bloomfield, New Jersey and Raymond Temple of Antioch. Four grandchildren, Courtney, Morgan, Emily, and Michael Lawson all of Murfreesboro. Two sisters, Mavis and husband Mike Heinlien of El Dorado, California and Audrey and husband Harry Nunes of Walpole, Massachusetts. Four nieces and nephews, Yvonne and husband Ray Frederickson of New Hampshire, Kenny Nunes of North Carolina, and Blake and Bryce Heinlien of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Harrison Hamm

Dec 23 2013

61 year old James Harrison Hamm of Alexandria died Saturday at his residence. He was retired from Chrysler Corporation. He was the son of the late Russell and Roberta White Hamm, Sr. He is survived by 2 Brothers, Butch (Karen) Hamm of Gassaway and Daniel (Margo) Hamm of Delaware; Sister, Deborah Rathel of Delaware. Mr. Hamm's request was to be cremated and no services are to be held. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathalene Gail Watts

Dec 21 2013

64 year old Kathalene Gail Watts of Chattanooga died Wednesday at Erlanger Hospital. She was a homemaker. A graveside service will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Holly Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Terry and Pat Moore and husband, Felix Watts. She is survived by a son, Bryan and his wife Nicole Watts of Chattanooga. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Brigham Ayers

Dec 20 2013

77 year old Charles Brigham Ayers of Dowelltown died Thursday night at his residence. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Army Veteran. He was also retired from the DeKalb County School System. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Ayers was preceded in death by his parents, John and Callie Moore Ayers; a daughter, Cathy Darlene Ayers; a brother, Edward Ayers; and a nephew, Gary Wayne Cripps. Survivors include two daughters, Tammy and husband Carl Tyler of Smithville and Tina and husband David Pedigo of Dowelltown. Three grandchildren, Dustin Pedigo of Dowelltown, Amber and husband Tony Prater and Jacob Tyler both of Smithville. Special great granddaughter, Cali Rose Prater of Smithville. A sister and brother, Ms. Willie Jim Cripps and Joe Ayers both of Dowelltown. Two nephews, Dwight Cripps of Dowelltown and Jerald and wife Lisa Cripps of Liberty. Long time special friends, whom he considered part of his family, Joann Pitman, Angie Meadows, Brandon Rackley, and Stephanie Rackley. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sandra "Sami" Kay Sturges

Dec 20 2013

56 year old Sandra "Sami" Kay Sturges of Murfreesboro died Thursday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was a Christian and a former certified Peer Specialist in the Mental Health Field. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Wendell Jones will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by two husbands, David Sturges and Patrick Batts; parents, Russell and Cleda Thatcher; and a brother and sister, Stacy and Shelley Thatcher. Survivors include two children, Joey and wife Shiquila Sturges and Elizabeth Sturges and Scott Murray all of Murfreesboro. Four grandchildren, Zamara and Allenah Sturges and Kaylee and Lillian Murray all of Murfreesboro. Two sisters, Sharon and husband Danny Brewer of Woodbury and Sonya Jones of Murfreesboro. One brother, Stewart Thatcher of Smithville. Five nieces and one nephew. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Turney

Dec 19 2013

90 year old Elizabeth Turney of Alexandria died Thursday at the DeKalb Community Hospital.

Mrs. Turney was born July 20, 1923 in DeKalb County, TN, to the late Marshall Francis Turney and Mattie Grizzle Turney. She was also preceded by Sister and Brother-in-Law; Gertrude (John) Owens, Double First-Cousin; Corinne Hayes, and Nephew Turney Owens. Mrs. Turney was a member of the Alexandria Eastern Star.

Mrs. Turney is survived by her Seven Cousins; James (Judy) Hayes, Margaret (Clyde) Poston, Caroline Beatle, Mary Forest, Dwight Hancock, Ann Sloan, and Joyce (Jerry) Lane

Funeral Services for Mrs. Turney are scheduled to be conducted on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 1PM at Avant Funeral Home with Dr. John Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery.

Visitation with the Turney family will be held on Friday from 2PM until 8PM and again on Saturday after 10AM until the service time at 1PM.

Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

James Carlon "J.C." Hill

Dec 19 2013

87 year old James Carlon "J.C." Hill of Smithville died Thursday morning at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He was the son of the late William Floyd "Willie" and Mary Alice Cantrell Hill. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Daughter, Darice Elaine Cantrell; Brother, Lonnie Bethel Hill; Sister, Marine Hill Keith. He was a retired Landscaper and attended the Assembly of God and was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran. Survivors include 3 Grandsons, Steven Cantrell of Knoxville, J.W. Cantrell of Shreveport, LA, and Josh Isaac Melton of Smithville; 3 Sisters, Aleen Hill Mashburn of Cookeville, Joan Hill Thomas of Nashville, and Martha Hill of Smithville; Brother-in-law, Corbin Keith of Smithville; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Saturday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Donnie Kelly officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday 4:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

David Randolph

Dec 18 2013

74 year old David Randolph of Smithville died Tuesday afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Clyde Lee and Mary Alice Randolph. He was retired and a member of Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by Granddaughter: Amy Miller; Brother: Jimmy Ray Randolph; Sister: Ruth Ann Elder; Great-Grandson: Jordan Steinbach. Funeral Services will be 2:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bill Robertson officiating and burial in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 5:PM until 8:PM, Thursday 10:AM until 8:PM and Friday 10:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Survivors include his wife of 53 years Ivadell Randolph of Smithville; 4 children: Belinda Lack, Renea (Jeff) Cantrell, Marla Turner and Keith (Amy Claire) Randolph all of Smithville. Grandchildren: Wendy Steinbach, Stephanie (Jason) Brown, Natalie Steinbach, Danielle Lack, Alan Lack, Tyler Cantrell and Fiance Caroline Carter, Taylor (Dylan) Freeney, David Turner, Lee Randolph, Gracie & Garrison Randolph, Nick Linder, Josh Miller; Great Grandchildren: Jacob Moore, Erica Brown, Levi Walker, Addison Miller, Lillie Miller, Makayla Turner, Sydney Turner; 2 Brothers: Harold (Glenda) Randolph, Marion Randolph both of Cookeville; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. In addition to flowers donations can be made to Lighthouse Christian Camp, Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church or Whorton Springs Cemetery. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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