Obituaries

Dollie Gertrude Massa Turner

Apr 27 2009

80 year old Dollie Gertrude Massa Turner of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holiness faith. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Gertie Johnson Ferrell; husbands, Will Johnson, W.R. Massa, and W.H. Turner; a daughter, Irene Johnson Bain; five step daughters, Lela Mae Hobbs, Maggie Bell Ashford, Willie Mae Nash, Myrtle Turner Ezell, and Bertha Massa Earley. Four step sons, Claudie, Hubert, and Andrew Johnson and Harley Massa. Three sisters, Linnie McMahan, Media Waldon, and Bessie Overbey. Three brothers, Jim, Robert, and Earl C. Ferrell. Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Dyer Stanley of Sparta, Jo Ann and husband Aubrey Meece of Dowelltown, and Linda Steinmark of Florida. Two sons, Dale and his wife Lisa Bain of Smithville and Randall and his wife Donna Massa of Smyrna. Three step-daughters, Johnnie Hobbs of Murfreesboro, Lillian Dalton of Baxter, and Betty Rose Newby of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren. One sister, Ernestine Brown of Woodbury and a brother, Kenneth Ferrell of Florida. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cora Hampton

Apr 24 2009

92 year old Cora Hampton of Smithville died Friday at NHC of Smithville. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mary Harmon Lawson; her husband, Lewis Hampton; three brothers, Hershel, Floyd, and Clarence Lawson; and five sisters, Estie Scurlock, Alice Seymour, Flora Warren, Lela Bratcher, and Emmer Hale. She is survived by a sister, Nettie Curtis; a sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Lawson, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Thomas O'Conner

Apr 23 2009

82 year old Robert Thomas O'Conner of Dowelltown died Wednesday at Centennial Medical Center. He was a Baptist, a City of Smithville Police Officer and an Alexandria Police Officer, and he was a Mason for over 30 years. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Edwin Moore will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 pm. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Martha Bogle O'Conner and a brother, Norman O'Conner. Survivors include his wife, Doris O'Conner of Dowelltown. Four children, Bobby O'Conner of Dowelltown, Pat O'Conner and Polly Evins of Liberty, Mike and Rachael O'Conner of Dowelltown, and Anita and Dale Smith of Detroit, Michigan. Special grandchildren, Mikey O'Conner and his girlfrriend Courtney Davis and Ashley O'Conner of Dowelltown and Allena O'Conner of Liberty. Twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marlene Sue Stapp

Apr 22 2009

70 year old Marlene Sue Stapp of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a member of the Busy Bees, the Ladies Guild at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church, and the FCE. She was also a retired book keeper at Moog. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church. Father Jim Bretl will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Stapp was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Stapp and her parents, Robert and Mollie Magee. She is survived by her children, Sherri and husband Mark Hutchings of Smithville, Joe and his wife Angee Stapp of Mishawaka, Indiana, Bill and his wife Tabbetha Stapp of Smithville, Charlu "Buffy" and Willie Frazier of Lascassas, Jim and his wife Donna Stapp of Smithville, and Molly and her husband Steve Craig of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Mandy and husband Chad Schotter, Kyle Stapp, Sarah, Jacob, Abby Frazier, Vanessa Stapp, and Ashley Craig. A brother, Bob and his wife Lois Magee of Greenfield, Indiana. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission or to the American Cancer Society.

Shane Wyatt Davis

Apr 20 2009

38 year old Shane Wyatt Davis of Chicago, Illinois died Thursday at his residence. He was an attorney and a Methodist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Keltonburg United Methodist Church. Dr. John Purdue will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m at the Keltonburg United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Wayne Davis; grandparents, Leslie and Jean Redmon; Jim Solon Davis; an uncle, Billy Jo Davis; and an aunt, Betsy Lynam. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Pam and Billy Hendrixson of Smithville; grandmother, Janice Davis of Smithville; and step-brothers, Hunter Hendrixson of Smithville and Radley Hendrixson of Nashville. A cousin, Jennifer Silcox of Sparta. An uncle, Michael Davis of Nashville, and cousins, Nicole Bird and Mark Lynam of Murfreesboro. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Nettie Elizabeth Hicks Cubbins

Apr 18 2009

100 year old Nettie Elizabeth Hicks Cubbins of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Fannie Mullican Hicks; her husband, William "Bill" Cubbins; and three children, Charles, J.C., and Carolyn Cubbins and one grandchild, Linda Malone. Survivors include three daughters, Myrtle Taylor of Smithville, Eleaise Estes of Smithville, and Dinah and her husband Phillip Cripps of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Archie Wright

Apr 18 2009

79 year old Archie Wright died Friday at the Livingston Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial will be in the Brotherton Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until the funeral. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Thelma Shaver Wright. Five sons and their wives, Roy and Wilma Rockwell of Livingston, John and Teresa Wright of Smithville, Andrew and Lynn Wright of Celina, Frank and Carol Wright of Celina, and Don Rockwell of Livingston. Four daughters and their husbands, Kim and Joe Endsley of Oak Ridge, Bonnie King of Ohio, Roberta Loudon of Ohio, and Shelia Crouse of Ohio. Twenty grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Loyde Ferrell

Apr 13 2009

75 year old Loyde Ferrell of McMinnville died Sunday of a short illness at Stones River Hospital. He was a Cannon County native, a member of the Church of Christ, and a retired employee of the Colonial Corporation and the Woodbury Nursing Center. The funeral wil be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Norman Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the Blue Wing Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Carlie Watson Ferrell and his wife, Josie Brown Ferrell. He is survived by three sons, Lloyd, Jr. and his wife Tashau Ferrell of Woodbury, Cecil and wife Frankie Ferrell of McMinnville, and Mark and wife Tammy Ferrell of Smithville. Special companion, Dean Mooneyham of Woodbury. Five sisters, Helen Ledbetter, Betty Comstock, Annette Green,and Linda Hillard all of Shelbyville and Mary Nell Lynn of Hillsboro. One brother, Ralph Ferrell of Beech Grove. Seven grandchildren, Carlene Redmon, Travis and Adam Ferrell, Brittany, Brandon, Jamie, and Cheyenne Ferrell. Two great grandchildren, Jared and Deanna Redmon. One step grandchild, Erika Canuto. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucille Jones Buterbaugh

Apr 8 2009

92 year old Lucille Jones Buterbaugh, formerly of Alexandria died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in Wilson County. Buterbaugh was also a homemaker, member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church where she was Past President of the WMU and served as a Sunday School teacher. Buterbaugh was also a 1937 graduate of Watertown High School and she was active in the Home Demonstration Club and the Alexandria Study Club. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Curt Wagoner and Scott Bennett will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Friday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Paul Buterbaugh; a grandaughter, Dana Hearn; her parents, William Luther Jones and Rosa Amacher Jones; and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Judy and her husband Bob Morgan of Jefferson City, Carol and her husband Don Hearn of Alexandria, and Kay and her husband Rick Vantrease of Alexandria. Five grandchildren, Kelley and husband Ben Broome of Kennesaw, Georgia; Bill and wife Jana Morgan of Knoxville; Paul and wife Linda Vantrease of Watertown; Rob Hearn of Hermitage; and John Vantrease of Auburntown. Six great grandchildren, Meagan, Kiersten and Ashlyn Vantrease, Guy Morgan Broome, Maddie Morgan, and Kaitlin Vantrease. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Clara Nell Nixon

Apr 7 2009

89 year old Clara Nell Nixon of Watertown died Tuesday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born in DeKalb County, and was a garment factory worker, and a member of the Round Lick Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery in Smithville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dee Nixon; her parents, Isaac and Hattie Jewell Belle Taylor; and four brothers and four sisters. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Annette Nixon of Mount Juliet. Grandaughters, Lisa Harvey of Saginaw, Texas and Lori Dean of Mount Juliet. Seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. A brother, Joe and his wife Helen Taylor of Smithville. Three sisters, Onie Margaret Durham, Oma Frances Taylor and Audrey Pearl Snyder all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

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