Obituaries

Henry Eston Knowles

Apr 27 2008

78 year old Henry Eston Knowles of Smithvile died Saturday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was owner of Eston Knowles Realty and a member of the Indian Mound The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Johnny Adcock and Glynn Love will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilse and Charlie Summers Knowles and an infant sister. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Redmon Knowles of Smithville. Three sons, Levoy and his wife Teresa Knowles of McMinnville, Terry Knowles and fiance Tish Watson of Smithville, and Chuck and his wife Angela Knowles of Clarksville. Seven grandchildren, Bryan Knowles and girlfriend Samantha Redmon, Andy Knowles and girlfriend Chelsea O'Kelley, Ashley and Caitlyn Knowles, Crystal, Lindsey and Ken Clayton. Two brothers, B.P. "Dick" and his wife Louise Knowles of Smithville, Jessie Lewis and his wife Linda Knowles of Lake City, Florida. A brother-in-law, Keith and his wife Sherry Redmon of McMinnville. A sister-in-law, Charlene and her husband Melvin Pickett of McMinnville and Ruth and Imelda Redmon both of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Indian Mound The Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

Horace Cantrell, Jr.

Apr 27 2008

84 year old Horace Cantrell, Jr. of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church. Cantrell was an ordained minister and he served as pastor of the Old Cumberland, Mount Pleasant, Long Mountain, and Spring Street The Baptist Churches. He was also retired from Powermatic. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. James Wright and Barry Whiteaker will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace, Sr. and Edna Young Cantrell; a son, Rickey Cantrell; brothers, Leslie, Doris, James, Gentry, Fate, Arlie, and Charles Cantrell; and sisters, Effie Head and Jeffie Humphrey. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Maureen Cantrell of Smithville. Two sons, Lonnie Cantrell and Ronnie and his wife Elaine Cantrell all of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Brent and Barry Cantrell and Taylor Miller. Three brothers, Elzie and Billy Cantrell both of Smithville, and Denny Cantrell of McMinnville. Sisters, Ressie Taylor of Smithville, Ethel Redman of McMinnville, and Ruthene of Orlando, Florida.DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Stella Elizabeth Smith

Apr 26 2008

97 year old Stella Elizabeth Smith of DeKalb County died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey Neal and Jodie Hastings Neal; her husband, Clarence Harvey Smith; a son, Robert Lee Smith; and a sister, Mable Hanson. Survivors include three grandchildren, Renee and Ben Ferguson of Smithville, Robin and Jim Smith of Texas, and Tracy Lee Smith of Texas. Three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Herbert Webb

Apr 25 2008

64 year old James Herbert Webb of Smithville died Thursday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a Baptist, a construction worker, and a farmer. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in the Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m.until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, S.C. Webb, Jr. Survivors include his mother, Delene Webb of Smithville. A brother, Ken and his wife Robin Webb of McMinnville. A sister, Judy and her husband Phillip English of Dayton, Maryland. Two nieces, Jennifer Knight and Janie English. Three great nephews, Joshua and Justin Webb, and Sebasatian Knight. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Claude Jewell Anderson

Apr 22 2008

82 year old Claude Jewell Anderson of Oak Grove Road, Sparta died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a White County native and worked at General Motors in Michigan. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. James McGill and Tommy Lee Davis will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Anderson and Dora Hudson Anderson. Survivors include his wife, Norene Anderson of Sparta. A daughter, Faye Taormins of Sparta. A step-son, Dennis Reeder of Smithville. Three sisters, Berta LaPointe of Michigan, Marie Panos of Sparta, and Billie Larsen of Sparta. Four grandchildren and ten great grandchildren survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Cantrell Cemetery in care of DeKalb Community Bank.

Mary Jo Looney

Apr 21 2008

51 year old Mary Jo Looney of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Rock Island Church of Christ and the secretary for the Rutherford and Warren County Farm Bureau for 19 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Eddie Wilhite will officiate and burial wil be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Looney and her father, George Madison Campbell. Survivors include two sons, Justin and his wife Amanda Looney of Rock Island and Michael Looney of Smithville. His mother, Eunice Campbell of Smithville. A grandson, Joseph Radar. Two brothers, William Campbell of Atlanta, Georgia and George Campbell of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements,

Judy Oakley

Apr 19 2008

64 year old Judy Oakley of Sparta died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Peeled Chestnut United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Tommy Davis and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, O.M. and Covita Burrus Jackson and one son, Darrell Oakley. Survivors include her husband, Joe Oakley of Sparta. Two sons, Joe Derek Oakley of Smithville and Daren and his wife Tabitha Oakley of Sparta. Three grandchildren, Kristen, Mara Jade, and Tavia Oakley. An aunt, Polly Park of St. Claire, Shores, Michigan and an uncle, Luther Burrus of Memphis. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Charles Cassinera

Apr 19 2008

83 year old Robert Charles Cassinera of Smithville died Wednesday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a native of Brooklyn, New York, a World War II Navy veteran, and a retired school psychologist. Survivors include his son, Stephen Cassinera and his wife, Jennifer of Smithville; five grandchildren; Bryan, Wendy, Timothy, Emily, and David Cassinera; three great grandchildren; Bryan, Joshua, and Joseph Cassinera. No services are planned. The body will be cremated and interment will be at the V.A. cemetery in Nashville.

Jimmie Doris Vickers

Apr 19 2008

80 year old Mr. Jimmie Doris Vickers of Smithville died Friday night at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was also a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He served for a total of 33 years. Vickers also served for many years in the National Guard. He was a Past President of the Jaycees and a former Smithville Fire Chief, member of the V.F.W., and American Legion, and he was a Shriner, Mason, and member of Liberty Lodge. Mr. Vickers was also the owner of Sligo Boat Dock for six years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Solon and Inez Parker Vickers. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve Vickers of Smithville. A son, Jimmie D. Vickers, Jr. of Smithville. Grandchildren, Tish Groshan of Georgia and John Cory Vickers of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Dillan Burns and Hannah Groshan. Two half-sisters, Delois Howl and Dorothy Forkum both of Orlando, Florida and a special friend, Sandra Riffey. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gerald R. Leasure

Apr 18 2008

80 year old Gerald R. Leasure of New Hope Road, Alexandria died Friday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Eltis N. Brown will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The Leasure family will receive friends at Avant Chapel on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lucy Leasure of Alexandria. Their daughter, Jeri Ann Parker of Alexandria. His six children, Gerald Leasure, Jr. of Diamond, Ohio; Harold Leasure of Livingston, California; William Leasure of Orlando, Florida; Howard Leasure of Canton, Ohio; Margaret Jane Leasure of Smithville; and Dennis Leasure of Smithville. Her six children, Robert Wright of Hohenwald; John Wright of Smithville; Judy Wright of Hohenwald; Dave Wright of Hohenwald; Cheryl Campbell of Liberty; and Kenny Wright of Livingston. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. A brother, Calvin Leasure of Ohio. Sisters, Juanita Garner of Virginia and Rosemary Prante of Ohio. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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