Obituaries

James William Casey

Jan 28 2009

62 year old James William Casey of Jupiter, Florida died Monday at the JFK Medical Center in Florida. He worked at Home Depot. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bratten Tucker will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Casey was preceded in death by his father, Edward Casey. He is survived by his mother, Juanita Neal Casey of Smithville. A brother, John and his wife Alicia Casey of Florida. A sister, Beulah and her husband Steve Joiner of Texas. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gary Wayne Roberts

Jan 25 2009

47 year old Gary Wayne Roberts of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital. He was an employee of Lowe's in Tullahoma and was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Lee Roberts. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Dwight Knowles will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Roberts family will receive friends on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. He is survived by his mother, Martha Sue Roberts of McMinnville. A brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Jeannie Roberts of Warner Robins, Georgia. A nephew, Joshua Roberts. A niece, Amber and Joshua Whitson. An uncle and an aunt, Hubert and Carolyn Turner and aunts, Eula Dean Jones, Evelyn and Mike Younglove, Audean and Ernie Pack, and Elsie Turner. Many cousins also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Davis Driver

Jan 24 2009

87 year old Elizabeth Davis Driver of District Heights, Maryland died Thursday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She was a Baptist and a member of the Herbs Society of Prince George County. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Massey will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruno and Orbie Mae Brent Davis; her husband, Roy Driver; a grandson, Perry D. Driver, Jr.; and three brothers, Charles Davis, T.B. Davis, and Don Davis. She is survived by a daughter, Regina Driver of Maryland. One son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Patricia Davis of Florida. Four grandchildren, Keith Terrell of Florida, Christine Grimes and Melissa Hatcherson both of Maryland, and Charles Kendrick of Arizona. Eight great grandchildren, Teresa Davison of Florida and Patricia Terrell of West Virginia, Kinsey and Jillian Hatcherson, Coby and Taybor Grimes all of Maryland, Austin Kendrick of Arizona, and Summer Wilson of Maryland. One sister, Lavelle Smith of Smithville. One brother, Roger Davis of Smyrna. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy Bass

Jan 23 2009

83 year old Roy Bass of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a Baptist, a retired owner of Georgia Girl, member of the Royal Orders of Elk & Moose, Shriners, American Legion, and VFW. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in the Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder, Georgia. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Bedford and Lattie Elizabeth Johnson Bass. He is survived by his wife, Linda Jane Bass of Smithville. One daughter, Vivian and Louie Oakley of Alexandria. Four sons, Phillip Bass of the Dominican Republic, Colin and his wife Sharon Bass of Nashville, Steven and his wife Barbara Bass of Alabama and John and his wife Tonya Bass of Smithville. One brother, Willie and his wife Dorothy Bass of Mount Juliet. Seven grandchildren, Six great grandchildren and a number of step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise Moore Moss

Jan 23 2009

82 year old Louise Moore Moss of Woodbury died Thursday at the Carestone Assisted Living Center in Chattanooga. She was born in Lawrenceburg. Moss was a Baptist, a member of the Eastern Star, and a retired RN at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center. A graveside service will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Bobby Nichols will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Eva Gray Youngblood of Woodbury. Nieces, Cortilla Fann of Woodbury, Linda Eller of Chattanooga, Kathleen Dunn of Phoenix, Arizona, and Betty Depew of Midland Texas, and several great and great great nieces and nephews. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dona Mai Turner

Jan 23 2009

91 year old Dona Mai Turner of McMinnville Highway in the Highland Community died Wednesday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was born in Warren County. Turner was a homemaker and a member of the Highland Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Robert Moss and Glendon Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Turner family will receive friends on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Sallie Cope; her husband, James Norman Turner; a daughter, Yvonne Turner; a brother, Rayburn Cope; and a sister, Mary Cope. Survivors include her sisters, Gladys Cole of McMinnville and Belle Rankhorn and Martha Rankhorn both of Smithville. Special niece, Brenda Young and special nephew, Doug Pack, and several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Rose Abston

Jan 21 2009

70 year old Elizabeth Rose Abston died Monday at UMC in Lebanon. The funeral service will be Saturday at 12 noon at Mays Chapel Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday starting at 11 a.m. Belita Fite will officiate and burial will be in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include her husband Alfred Abston; a son, Marcus and wife Ebony Stokes; a granddaughter, J'mia Covington; a sister, Margaret and husband John Johnson; brothers, Robert and wife Bessie, and Thomas and wife Eula Stokes; sisters-in-law, Mai B. and husband John Stafford, Margaret and husband John Bell, Estelle Oldham, Geneva Adams and Debra Abston. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends also survive.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosa Stokes.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rosa Stokes Memorial Fund at Cumberland University. JC Hellum Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements.

Jewel T. Jones

Jan 20 2009

88 year old Jewel T. Jones of Battle Creek, Michigan died Sunday at her home. She was born in Smithville, the daughter of James E. and Calli L. (Bain) Adcock. She was a homemaker most of her life but was previously employed by Keyes-Davis for 17 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Jones. She is survived by her children, Bettie "Lene" Frantz of East Leroy, Ann and husband Ray Garrett of Battle Creek, and Bill and wife Geneva Jones of Battle Creek. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren; 11 great grand children; sisters Betty Jean Jones, Virginia Daniels, and Mildred and her husband Kenneth Johnson; along with a brother Clayton and his wife Dorothy Adcock all of Smithville. In addition to her husband, Jones was preceded in death by 7 brothers and sisters. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Royal Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Michigan. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Royal Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Memorial contributions may be given to the Good Samaritan Hospice Care.

Richard Lee Sackett

Jan 20 2009

59 year old Richard Lee Sackett of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. His body has been cremated and no service will be held. He was preceded in death by his father, George Sackett. Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Sackett; a daughter, Tammy and her husband Jimmy Williams of Carthage; a brother, Carl Sackett; and a sister, Patricia Arthur. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with final expenses.

Carleton Francis Armbruster

Jan 19 2009

85 year old Carleton Francis Armbruster of Watertown died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where a memorial service will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara C. Armbruster of Watertown. Three sons, Robert C. and Jerry Armbruster, Sr. of Merritt Island, Florida; Roger Thomas Armbruster of Watertown and Gary and Pat Armbruster of Merritt Island, Florida. A sister, Vivian Hilt of Simsbury, Connecticut. Avant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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