Delbert Lee Rutherford

Feb 27 2016

Delbert Lee Rutherford, affectionately known as Scott, of Smithville, Tennessee, passed away at the age of 72 on February 27th with family by his side after a courageous battle fighting lung cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Pat Rutherford of Smithville, his son, Anthony John Rutherford (Karen) and three grandchildren, Katie Rutherford, Justin Rutherford, Carly Rutherford of Lilburn, GA and his daughter, Angela Rutherford Borrell (Tim) of Atlanta, GA.

After spending time in the Army, Scott dedicated 30 years of service to the Ford Motor Company. He retired in 1998, but his love of Ford vehicles endured. In his free time, he was a voracious reader and an amateur historian. A native of Port Huron, Michigan, he was a fan of the Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Tigers.

His infectious laugh and smile will be missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Rutherford’s wishes were that he be cremated. No services are planned locally.

Love – Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Dennis “Porky” Ellis

Feb 27 2016
Dennis “Porky” Ellis

54 year old Dennis “Porky” Ellis of Smithville passed away Friday, February 26, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital.

He was born December 30, 1961 to Freddie Ellis & Catherine Summers Ellis. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lynn Newby; a brother, Steven Ellis; paternal grand parents, Charles & Lola Hawker Ellis; maternal grand parents, Jack & Lennie Reeder Summers.

He is survived by his mother, Catherine Newby of Smithville & father, Freddie Ellis of Mt. Juliet. Daughter, Natosha & husband David Miller of Liberty. 2 grand children, Autumn Reinhart & Steven Miller both of Liberty. 2 brothers, Shannon Newby of Smithville & Joseph Ellis of Mt. Juliet.

Dennis’s wishes were that he be cremated. A visitation with the family will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 11am-8pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. There are no funeral services planned.

The family asks that there be no flowers given. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Dennis.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Richard Pollard

Feb 25 2016

Richard Pollard age 50 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born April 5, 1965 to his parents, the late Jessie "Junior" Pollard and Helen Pack Pollard. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nettie Pack and Phermon Pack and Willie Lee and Zonnie Pollard. Richard was a member of the House of Prayer and was a former employee of Federal Mogul. Survivors include his loving wife, Janice Pollard of Smithville; mother, Faye Pollard of Smithville; brother, Jerry (Armenta) Pollard of Smithville; special nephew, Alex Pollard and special niece, Tonya Roller; step-children, Karen (Michael) Caballero of Smithville, Dana (Jeremy) Maxwell of Virginia, Lori Lewis (Bret Boren) of Sparta; grandchildren, Gaberel Lewis, Cody Maxwell, Caitlyn Maxwell, Cameron Caballero, Madison Caballero, Malory Hamilton and Dakota Boren; sisters-in-law, Betty Certain, Louise Jones and Virginia Jones; a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Donald Haggard and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 10:AM until 8:PM and Saturday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements .

Norma Jane Malone

Feb 23 2016

Norma Jane Malone, 81, of Mulberry, Indiana passed away at 11:05 am, Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Mulberry Health and Rehabilitation.

Born November 16, 1934 in Smithville, TN, she was the daughter of the late Ulyus B. and Cora E. (Hendrixson) Taylor and a graduate of Smithville High School.

Her marriage was to Hubert “Hoot” Malone on September 11, 1954 in Rossville, GA. He preceded her in death on November 9, 1987.
Norma had worked at Sear Roebucks, Montgomery Ward, JC Penney’s, Ferodo Brake factory in Smithville, TN, and Central Lab of West Lafayette over the years. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and bird watching, especially hummingbirds.

She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Hipps (husband: Mark) of Oxford; brother, George Brent Taylor (wife: Gail) of Smithville, TN; three grandchildren, Heather Slone (husband: Charles) of West Lafayette, Stephanie Hipps of Lafayette, and Adam Hipps of Mulberry; two great-grandchildren, Hope Slone (fiancé: Samuel White) and Kevin Slone; and a great-great-grandchild, Samantha White.

Preceding her in death with her parents and husband are two sisters, Nellie Daise Waggoner and Sadie Tallent; and one brother, Toy Ray Taylor.
Funeral service will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Hippensteel Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Donnie Ely officiating. Burial to follow in Spring Vale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Diabetes Association. Share memories and condolences online at

This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Karen Mary Boring

Feb 20 2016

74 year old Karen Mary Boring of the Johnsons Chapel Community of DeKalb County passed away Friday, Feb. 19th at her daughters home in KY.

She was of the Catholic faith and a homemaker.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 1pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, 2-8pm & Monday, 12noon until the service time at 1pm. A Rosary service will be at 7:00 p.m. Sunday night at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul & Luella Day Fogarty. 2 brothers, Gregory Fogarty & Paul Fogarty Jr. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Kenneth Boring of the Johnson Chapel Community. 3 children, Bryan Boring of Shelbyville, Bret & wife Lori Boring of Sparta & Dawn & husband Patrick Maranto of Drakesboro, KY. 5 grandchildren, Nikole & husband Josh Burgette of Westmorland, Heather & husband Jesse Parkerson of Holbart, IN, Megan & husband Winston Hunter of Kansas City, KS, Jared Boring of WI & Dakota Boring of Sparta. 6 great grandchildren, Alyssa, Austin & Tyler Strang, Kailee & Rylee Burgette & Indy Parkerson. 5 brothers & sisters, Pat & wife Diane Fogarty, Greta & husband Larry Garlutzo, Teresa Leismer, George Fogarty & Alice Fogarty. Several nieces & nephews.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Nola Jean Phillips Farmer

Feb 19 2016

Nola Jean Phillips Farmer age 57 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday February 16, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born June 17, 1958 to her parents, Luther Phillips and Ruby Hamby Rayder. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Lola Dean Minton and 2 brothers, David Phillips and Joey Rayder. Survivors include 2 children, Amanda Farmer of Smyrna and Daniel Farmer of Colorado; 5 sisters, Joyce (James) Watson of Murfreesboro, Debbie George of Smithville, Linda (Michael) Burke of Murfreesboro, Wilma (Ernie) Bouldin of Smithville and Janice Cripps of Smithville; 2 brothers, L.M. (Virginia) Phillips of Murfreesboro, Jimmy (Regina) Rayder of Wartburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Jean's request was to be cremated and a family service will be held later. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robbie Hildreth Johnson

Feb 19 2016

Robbie Hildreth Johnson age 85 of Smithville passed away Friday morning, February 19, 2016 at her residence. She was born December 1, 1930 to her parents, the late Haskell and Lydia Mai Vanatta Braswell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James S. Hildreth and second husband, Glyn N. Johnson; infant son, Danny Hildreth and sister, Helen Higham. Ms. Robbie was of the Pentecostal faith and was a retired HealthCare worker. Survivors include 3 children, Patsy (Don) Nixon and Carolyn (Bobby) Agee both of Smithville and Jim (Wendy) Hildreth of Murfreesboro; 6 grandchildren, Tammy (Mike) Beasley of LaVergne, Joely (Mark) Winn of Murfreesboro, Samuel (Katina) Sliger of Smithville; Steven Nixon of Columbia, Betsy Colwell of Louisville, KY, Jamie Huffman of Nashville; 9 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Peggy (John) Caldwell of Dowelltown; several nieces and nephews and her special friends at Fiddler's Manor. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, February 21, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in the Braswell Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Joines

Feb 17 2016

71 year old Bobby Joines of Dowelltown died Wednesday at Tri Star Centennial Medical Center. He was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and he served for twelve years as a county commissioner in the 2nd district. Joines was also a retired plant manager with Valdor. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Tilman and Johnnie Louise Williams Joines. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Hutson Joines; one daughter, Tammy and husband Mike Crook; two grandchildren, Alicia and Robbie Maxwell and Jordan Crook all of Dowelltown. Several special caretakers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Dry Creek Baptist Church

Rev. Ben Fuston

Feb 16 2016

Rev. Ben Fuston age 75 of Watertown, died Monday at Summit Medical Center. Born July 5, 1940, he was the son of the late Dayton and Johnnie Evelyn Judkins Fuston and was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Ray Fuston. Bro. Fuston was Pastor of the Poplar Hill Baptist Church and retired from the Wilson Co. Road Commission. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Vaden Fuston; children, Cindy Lawson of Watertown, Kenneth (Jennifer) Fuston of Lascassas, Teresa Fuston and Benita (Phil) Woodard both of Watertown; 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Helen Neal of Lebanon and Betty (Jim) Lawson of Smithville; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Clayborn and Bro. David Lawson officiating. Visitation 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Wednesday. Pallbearers, James Vaden, Sr. and James Vaden, Jr., Sammy Vaden, Jr., Ken Fuston, Jr., Justin Dillard, Steven Lawson. Honorary Pallbearers, Wayne Blackburn, Floyd Christian, Odell Petty, Billy Vance. Interment at Eastern Gate Cemetery.

Alma Carnahan Napier

Feb 15 2016

Alma Carnahan Napier, age 85 and a resident of Dowelltown, Tennessee, died Sunday, February 14. 2016 at NHC in Smithville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Reverend Marvin L. Napier, who died on February 3, 2001, as well as her daughter Judy Elaine Napier Bryan, who died on July 11, 2008. She is survived by 3 children: daughter Patsy D. Napier of Hickman, Tennessee, son Marvin L. Napier and wife Elizabeth of Dowelltown, son Charles Napier of Dowelltown, and son-in-law Randall Bryan of New Middleton. 4 grandchildren are Joshua Bryan (Rachel Grimsley Bryan) of Brush Creek. Amanda Bryan Mason (Jeffery Mason) of Gordonsville. Sarah Napier Bailey (Judson Bailey) of Huntsville, Alabama
Lora Napier (Stephen Lee) of South Orange, New Jersey. 7 great grand children are Maggie Bryanne Mason, McKenzie Grace (Lou) Mason, Jax Randall Mason, John Morgan Bailey, Mary Elizabeth Bailey, Clayton Bundy, Nathaniel Isaac Bryan, and Iris Napier Lee. Graveside services to be conducted Friday February 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Cemetery in Wilson County, with Rev. Dickie Johnson and Rev. Lee Neal
presiding. Partlow Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.


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