Obituaries

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.

Rayleigh Violet Scruggs

Dec 17 2013

21 month old Rayleigh Violet Scruggs of Smithville died Monday at home. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. The child was preceded in death by great grandparents, Ray and Violet Cantrell, Betty Hudson, and G.L. and Betty Harrison. Survivors include parents, Chris and Jessica Scruggs; two brothers, Landon Kade and Leland Brice Scruggs. Grandparents, Scott and Anita Adams and Ricky and Debbie Scruggs all of Smithville. Great grandmother, Mary Young of Smithville. Great grandfather, Getties Hudson of South Carolina. One aunt, Michelle and husband Don Greer of Smithville. Four uncles, Jordan and wife Kayla Adams, Zachary Adams, and Jeremy and Andy Scruggs. A great aunt, Becky Cantrell. Two great uncles. William and wife Sonya Cantrell and Andy Cantrell. Several cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that all donations please be made to the funeral home in lieu of flowers.

Ona Adine Pitts Prater

Dec 16 2013

90 year old Ona Adine Pitts Prater died Sunday at Woodbury Health Care Center. She was born in Cannon County, a member of the Church of Christ, a housewife, and she was retired from the Colonial Corporation. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Jerry Gilley will officiate and burial will be in the Leoni Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shelah and Justice Elkins Pitts; her husband, Joe L. Prater; her children, Lavada Duggin, Kathy Crouch, and Lannie Prater; sisters, Eva Reed and Donzie Greer; and brothers, David Pitts and Paul Pitts. She is survived by three sons, Dwaine and wife Reba Prater of Woodbury, Jerry and wife Joyce Prater of Beech Grove, and Dale and wife Alice Prater of Woodbury. Two brothers, Sterling Pitts of Woodbury and Flavil Pitts of McMinnville. One sister, Una Ray of Tullahoma. Seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Voss Lannom

Dec 14 2013

84 year old Doris Voss Lannom of Bellevue died Saturday of a prolonged illness.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, William Douglas Lannom; daughter, Donna (Dennis) Stanley of Smithville, three grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

A graduate of Bellevue High School 1947, she was a talented artist and lover of animals.

Special appreciation to Teresa McFarlin for being a good friend and tremendous help.

Special thanks to Gentiva Hospice caregivers for six months of intensive in-home care.

Visitation will be today, Monday the 16th of December 2013 from four o'clock until seven o'clock this evening at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday the 17th of December 2013 at one o'clock in the afternoon at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Interment will be adjacent to her parents and grandparents in Terrace Garden on the south side of Thompson Lane.

Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lee Grandstaff

Dec 15 2013

Mrs. Lee Grandstaff, age 79 of Alexandria, TN, passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the NHC Healthcare in Smithville, TN.

Mrs. Grandstaff was born February 15, 1934 in Smith County, TN, to the late Buelah Pitman Midgett and Grady Midgett. She married Carl Nathaniel “Nat” Grandstaff and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1984. She was also preceded by Daughter; Joyce Grandstaff Bailiff. Mrs. Grandstaff was a member of the Malone’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. She worked for the Work Wear Garment Factory for over 40 years.

Mrs. Grandstaff is survived by her Daughter; Barbara (Dwayne) Cantrell of Alexandria, TN. Two Grandchildren; Nancy (Sammy) Malone and Susan Cantrell Coats. Four Great-Grandchildren; Justin Coats, Phillip Coats, Kacie Malone, and Abby Malone. One Sister; Louise Oakley of Lebanon, TN, Step-Brother; Alex (Roselle) Driver of Chestnut Mound, TN, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Grandstaff are scheduled to be conducted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 1PM at Avant Funeral Home with Bro. Thurman Seber and Bro. Bill Shaw officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation with the Grandstaff family will be held on Monday from 10AM until 8PM and again on Tuesday after 10AM until the service time at 1PM.

Wilma Jean McElroy

Dec 14 2013

62 year old Wilma Jean McElroy of Smithville died Friday night at her residence. She was the daughter of the late John Robert Ford and Stella Marie Ford Wireman. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 3 Sisters, Wand Sue Cole, Margie Marie Williams and Helen Lauren Perkins. Mrs. Wilma was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Thomas A. McElroy of Smithville; 2 daughters, Melissa (Steve) Rohrer of Columbia City, Indiana and Lisa (Lonnie) Albright of Kendalville, Indiana; 1 son, Kevin (Sherry) McElroy of Columbia City, Indiana; 8 grandchildren, Derek Rohrer, Brittany Rohrer, Miranda Rohrer, Cassandra McElroy, Kevin West, Emily Albright, Kayla Albright and Payton McElroy; 1 great-granddaughter, Skyelynn Bodkin; 1 great-grandson, Ryker West; 1 brother, Robert Ford of Lima, Ohio; 1 sister, Judy Campbell of Lima, Ohio. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Monday at Dekalb Funeral Chapel with Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow in Dekalb Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday 1:PM until 5:PM and Monday 10:AM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Wilma. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Kathy Elaine Pedigo

Dec 13 2013

60 year old Kathy Elaine Pedigo of McMinnville died Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after an extended illness. She was born in McMinnville, was a chemical engineer with DuPont, and of the Protestant Faith. Ms. Pedigo was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents J. T. (Thomas) Roller and Gracie Cope Roller and paternal grandparents Moses and Effie Reeder Pedigo.

Survivors include her parents Norvan and Wilma Pedigo, brother Donny Pedigo, sister Renee Hawkins, niece Keisha Myers and husband David, and nephew Adam Hawkins.

The funeral service will be 2 PM Sunday in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Jerry E. Womack will officiate. Burial will follow in Fuston Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday from 11 AM until 2 PM at McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, to the Lupus Foundation, or to the American Diabetes Association.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joshua Lee Kalmar

Dec 12 2013

30 year old Joshua Lee Kalmar of Nashville died December 2 at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, California. Josh was an amazing son, father, hard worker and friend. His warm, happy, adventurous spirit touched the lives of everyone who knew him. Josh was preceded in death by his father Bunny Stiefel and his grandmother Dot Kalmar. He is survived by his daughter Aleea Kalmar of Smithville, mother Jackie Schultz of Nashville, twin brother Nick Kalmar of Monteagle, sisters Elizabeth Riley of McMinnville, and Miranda Morrison of Ringold, Georgia, special aunt Joanna Fuson of Smithville, special uncle Timmy Kalmar of Nashville, step-daughter Jamey Bradshaw of Smithville, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Services for Josh will be Saturday, December 14 at 2:00 P.M. in the Foster & Lay Chapel, with burial to follow in the Clouse Hill Cemetery, Tracy City, Tennessee. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M Arrangement are made by Foster & Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, Tennessee (931)592-3691.

Elizabeth Allen Parkerson

Dec 12 2013

79 year old Elizabeth Allen Parkerson of Alexandria died Monday at the DeKalb Community Hospital.

She was born in DeKalb County to the late Charlie Allen and Omia Trusty. She married Elbert Lee Parkerson and he preceded her in death in 1993. She was also preceded in death by sisters; Nayomia Nokes and Louise Agee. She was a member of the Malone’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Parkerson is survived by a son; Elbert Wayne Parkerson of Smithville. A daughter; Faye Neville of Smithville. Granddaughters; Tammy Driver and Lynda Neville of Smithville. Great-Grandson; Cain Bennett. Step-Granddaughter; Carla Mick of Smithville. Two Brothers; J.C. Allen of Brush Creek and Claude (Dean) Allen of Dale Ridge. Two Sister-in-Laws; Ruby Nell Parkerson and Sherry Parkerson. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

The funeral services for Mrs. Parkerson will be Friday at 1PM at the Avant Funeral Home with Johnny Adcock and Royce Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation with the Parkerson family will be held Thursday from 11AM until 8PM and again on Friday after 10AM until the service time at 1PM.

Avant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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