Obituaries

Phillip Reed Keith

Feb 13 2009

64 year old Phillip Reed Keith of McMinnville died Thursday at River Park Hospital. He was a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Green and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claudie and Carnell Taylor Keith; a sister, Brenda Hildreth; and a brother, Carl Keith. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Keith of McMinnville. Children, Gina and her husband Jimmy Lewis of Smithville, Amy and her husband James Hayes of Smithville, and Ashley Keith and fiance John Curtis of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Caitlyn Potter, Chelsie Lewis, Brittney Cantrell, Christian Cantrell, and Jayme Linn Hayes all of Smithville. Brothers, Vernon Keith and Bobby Keith both of McMinnville and Paul Keith and Steve Keith both of Nashville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John Edward Bratten

Feb 12 2009

76 year old John Edward Bratten of Liberty died Thursday at his residence. He was a contractor, and active member of the N.R.A. and he was in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1953. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Bratten was preceded in death by his parents, John and Iona Bratten. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Melba Louise Bratten of Liberty. A son, Terry Strayn of Smithville. Grandchildren, Robbie Strayn of Dowelltown, Jennifer and husband Dewayne Bain, April Strayn Drennan, and John E. Strayn all of Smithville. A brother, Bill James and his wife Dee Bratten of Michigan. Great grandchildren, Britta, Rachel, Marley, Shelby, Megan, Saxon, and Brandon. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eugene Milton Bell

Feb 12 2009

62 year old Eugene Milton Bell of Smithville died Thursday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was employed by Jack Barnes Plumbing. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Milton Bell. Survivors include a daughter, Brittney Bell of Smithville. His mother, Carolyn Bell of West Palm Beach, Florida and a sister, Diane Babcock of West Palm Beach, Florida. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy Wesley Fults

Feb 10 2009

73 year old Roy Wesley Fults of Liberty died Monday of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Warren County native, a stock yard worker, and a member of the Auburntown Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Bobby Colvert will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. Fults was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Bell Rowland Fults and his brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Cricket Duggin, Jimmy Fults, and Sue Bullard. He is survived by his children, Russell and his wife Helen Fults of DeKalb County, Ricky and his wife Janie Fults of Cannon County, Wesley "Bull" Fults of Cannon County, Jackie Fults of DeKalb County, Diane and her husband Jeff Hardin of DeKalb County, Patsy Fults and Tommy Johnson of Cannon County, and Jeffery and his wife Sandy Fults of DeKalb County. The mother of his children, Martha Fults of DeKalb County. A sister, Edith and her husband Eddie Roy Judkins of DeKalb County. Ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, four step grandchildren, and four step great grandchildren survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Lorell Adcock

Feb 10 2009

89 year old Ruby Lorell Adcock of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a retired garment factory worker and a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Bertie Walker Adcock and brothers, Thanuel, Clemon, and Truman Adcock. She is survived by a sister, Maureen Adcock of Smithville. Nieces, Geneva Knowles and Thelma Adcock both of Smithville and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Agnes Temple

Feb 10 2009

88 year old Dorothy Agnes Temple of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired hairdresser, member of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, and the Order of Saint Frances. The funeral will be Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason and Father David Cooney will officiate and burial will be in Knollwood Cemetery in Massachusetts. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Temple, Sr.; parents, Joseph and Mira Cashman; a brother, Johnny Cashman; and a sister, Evie Cashman. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard, Jr. and Norma Temple of Smithville. A daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Vaughn Skinner of Massachusetts. Six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Calvary Baptist Church paving fund, in lieu of flowers.

Anna Faye Walker

Feb 10 2009

73 year old Anna Faye Walker of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker. The family has chosen direct cremation and there will be no visitation. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Lee and Bunola Walker. Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Faye Hicks of Smithville. One son, Blake Martin of Georgia. Four grandchildren, Shayne and Natasha Judkins and Shana Judkins all of Smithville, Amy and Chris Ting of Georgia, and Christina Kinkin of Chicago. Four great grandchildren, Lynlee, Will, and Allyson Judkins all of Smithville and Kyle Kinkin of Chicago. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Georgia Villa Camp McCarver

Feb 6 2009

86 year old Georgia Villa Camp McCarver of the Cagle community near Dunlap, died at the home of her daughter,Carolyn Powers, in Smithville on Wednesday. Mrs. McCarver was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Rev. Jessie Eugene McCarver, parents, Arthur and Grace Hickey Camp, sisters, Nadean Camp, Doshie Smith, Vira Layne, brothers, Millard Camp, Hershel Camp, and Newt Camp, Survivors include; children, Ethelene Rust of McMinnville, Jessie (Anthia) McCarver of Tracy City, Carolyn Powers of Smithville, Claymon and Dee McCarver of Rock Island, Marshall and Kathie Ann McCarver of Chattanooga, and Kathy Cantrell of McMinnville, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren 1 great-great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Ewton Funeral Home Chapel. Lanny Tate will officiate and burial will be in Cagle-Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Ewton Funeral Home in Dunlap is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Eddie Mae Bain Kilgore

Feb 6 2009

87 year old Mrs. Eddie Mae Bain Kilgore of Shelbyville died Thursday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the People's Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Ada Bain; two husbands, William Manny Bain and Alfred Kilgore; three brothers, Harrison, Bud, and Clay Bain; and three sisters, Ellen James. Amy Estes, and Charity Maggart. Survivors include two daughters, Mary and her husband James Hill of Shelbyville and Nancy and her husband Lee Watley of Murfreesboro. One son, Ernest Bain of Smithville. One sister, Eller and her husband George Howse of Murfreesboro. Nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeffery A. Scheffler

Feb 5 2009

50 year old Jeffery A. Scheffler of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from Moog. A memorial service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Saint Gregory Catholic Church. Father James Bretl will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. at the church. He was preceded in death by his father, Harley Scheffler, Sr. and a brother, Steven Scheffler. He is survived by a daughter, Tarron and her husband Adam Webber of Smithville. His mother and step-father, Beverly Scheffler and Joseph Laboe of Smithville. Two brothers, Harley, Jr. and Julie Scheffler and Timothy and Jordy Scheffler all of Minnesota. Two sisters, Deborah Scheffler of Minnesota and Tammera Scheffler of Georgia. Two step-brothers, Kenney and Betty Laboe of Smithville and Greg and Janice Laboe of Woodbury. One step-sister, Valery Laboe of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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