Obituaries

Tommy Pugh

Feb 8 2010

51 year old Tommy Pugh of Gassaway died Sunday at his residence. He was disabled and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by two sons, Hunter Pugh and Benjamin Pugh of Gassaway. His parents, Jack D. and Ruth Pugh of Gassaway. Two sisters, Jackie and husband Tim Cantrell of Smithville and Lori and husband Chris Hall of North Carolina. Special friend, Martha Jane Partridge of Lebanon. Four nieces, Stephanie Kirby, Abby Cantrell, and Lydia and Alayna Hall. Two nephews, Caleb and Wesley Hall. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tommy Pugh Memorial Fund from the class of 1977 to help with the football fieldhouse at DCHS. Donations can be made at the funeral home.

Paul Kenneth Green

Feb 6 2010

59 year old Paul Kenneth Green of Smithville died Friday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Eugene Adkins and Phillip Adcock will officiate with burial in Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Mattie Neely Green, and a sister, Elsie and husband Freddy Steinbach. He is survived by his wife, Verna Walls Green of Smithville; two sons, Kenneth Green and Randy Williams, both of Smithville; one daughter, Tammy and husband Greg Owens of Smithville; two grandchildren, Codi and Devon Owens of Smithville; five brothers, James and wife Ginny Green of Columbia, Eddie and wife Carol Green, John and wife Judy Green, Jack and wife Deanna Green, and Tommy Green, all of Smithville. Four sisters, Sarah Adcock of Murfreesboro, Joyce and husband Chester Carmen of Kentucky, Christine and husband Albert Adcock and Fay and Lelon Cantrell of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Faye Griffin

Feb 5 2010

65 year old Faye Griffin of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a nursery worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Maggie Green Walker; and brothers, Chuck Walker and J.B. Walker. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, George Griffin of Smithville. A son, Daryl and his wife Denise Griffin of Smithville. A granddaughter, Sabrina Griffin of Smithville. Brothers, Jerry Walker of Smithville, Dwight Walker of Sparta, and Cordell Walker, Ronnie Walker, and Doug Walker all of Smithville. Sisters, Shirley Cook of Smithville and Lera Arnold of McMinnville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy Marie Emberton Harris

Jan 31 2010

50 year old Nancy Marie Emberton Harris of Smithville died Friday at Erlanger Hospital. She was retired from Kingston Timer and a member of the New Voice Worship Center. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Freddy Curtis, Corey Wannamaker, and Eric Hillis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Magdalene Redmon Emberton; a sister, Betty Jo Williams; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Locke. Survivors include her husband, Tony Harris of Smithville. Two daughters, Kendra and husband Benjamin Foust of McMinnville and Kaley Harris of Smithville. One son, Nathan Harris of Smithville. Two brothers, Ronnie Emberton of Spencer and Jimmy Emberton of North Carolina. Two sisters, Edna and husband Hoyte Hooper of Smithville and Tanya Emberton of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jackie Lee Snider

Jan 31 2010

34 year old Jackie Lee Snider of Smithville died Saturday at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. He was self-employed in the tree service business and a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Shane Smith and Apryl Valentino will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Snider; his maternal grandparents, Ewin and Ada Hicks; and his paternal grandparents, Linel Snider. He is survived by three children, Steven Jayce Snider and Emily Snider both Smithville and Carlie Snider of Liberty. His mother, Doris Hullett of McMinnville. His father, Milton and wife Jeanne Snider of McMinnville. A sister, Apryl and husband Chris Valentino of North Carolina. A brother, Shane and wife Mandy Snider of McMinnville. Four step-brothers, Brad and wife Rachel Morris of Arkansas, Austin and Nicholas Morris of Hillsboro, and Lakota Luna of Smithville. Step-sister, Miranda and husband Ben Parson of Pelham; paternal grandmother, Willie Snider of McMinnville. Special friend, Aaron Hester of Manchester. Survived locally by two aunts, Virginia Atnip and Ruby Johnson both of Smithville, several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeloy Driver

Jan 30 2010

62 year old Jeloy Driver of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Steve Puckett and David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernie Driver; and his wife, Helena Turner Driver. Survivors include his mother, Clara Sandlin Driver of Smithville. Two brothers, Donnie Driver of Smithville and Rodney and his wife Rose Driver of McMinnville. A nephew, Beau Driver of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

Connie Annette Kirby Henry

Jan 28 2010

53 year old Connie Annette Kirby Henry of Smithville died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was a teacher. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ, where she was a member. Dan Gulley, Tim Woodward, and Elwin Mahan will officiate and burial will be in the Lower Cherry Creek Cemetery in Sparta. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Sunday from 1:15 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ida Ruth Hyder Kirby. Survivors include her husband, Larry Henry of Smithville. A daughter, Jennifer Annette Henry of Smithville. Her father, William Clinton Kirby of Sparta. A brother, Warren Kirby of Sparta. Sixteen nephews and ten nieces also survive. The family has asked that donations be made, in lieu of flowers to the Connie Henry Memorial Christian Education Fund. Donations can be made at the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Berta Leola Bess Roberts

Jan 27 2010

74 year old Berta Leola Bess Roberts of McMinnville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital of an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. George Roberts, Sr. and George Roberts, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Shellsford Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo, Sr. and Burton Smartt Bess; a brother, Leo Bess, Jr; and a daughter, Geraldean Roberts. Survivors include her husband, Reverend George W. Roberts of McMinnville. Four sons and daughters-in-law, George Washington,Jr. and Beverly Dianne Roberts of Morrison, Terry Lee Roberts of McMinnville, Barry Lynn "Fuzz" and Carolyn Roberts of Irving College, and Paul David Roberts of Gainesboro. Four grandchildren and spouses, Laurie Ann Roberts and Billy Wayne Delong of McMinnville, Julie Leann Roberts and Ryan John Jagoda of Casco, Michigan, Aaron Michael and Hollie Roberts of Morrison, and Jessica Danielle Roberts and Tyler Smith of Morrison. Three great grandchildren, McKenzie Roberts and Benjamin Smith both of Morrison and Ashley Danielle Rarick of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Doyle Caplinger

Jan 27 2010

72 year old Doyle Caplinger of Smithville died Tuesday. He was a truck driver, retired from Kraft Foods, and he attended the Faith Congregational Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman and Chris Long will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Delton Caplinger and a grandson, Brian D. Pack. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Carter Caplinger of Smithville. His mother,Elmer Caplinger of Smithville. One daughter, Doylene Caplinger of Murfreesboro. One son, Charlie and his wife Rhonda Caplinger of Smithville. Grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Caplinger of Smithville and a sister, Frankie and husband Jack Watkins of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Delbert Earnest "Butch" Allen

Jan 26 2010

62 year old Delbert Earnest "Butch" Allen of Liberty died Monday at his residence. He was a U.S. Army veteran, car wash tech, and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Dan Mallette will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Timothy John Allen, Ronnie David Allen, and Benjamin Daniel Allen. Brothers, Terry and Rodger Allen. Brother-in-law, Ronnie Anderson. Sister-in-law, Tammy Spencer; and a grandson, Brian Allen. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Linda Allen. Daughters, Sabrina and husband Brad Hayes and Tabitha and husband Kirby Daniels. Grandchildren, Joshua Tyree, Kristina Tyree, Keigen Daniels, and Brianna Daniels. Brothers, Rex Allen and Denny Allen. Mother-in-law, Reba Neal Anderson. Several nieces and nephews survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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