Obituaries

Al Cook

May 1 2010

75 year old Al Cook of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was retired from C.B. Ragland. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Mansell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mervin and Nina Arnold Cook. A grandchild, Emily Beth Cook. A sister, Doris Ballinger. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Walker Cook. Two daughters, Deborah and husband Danny Young and Crystal Petty. Four sons, Jeff and wife Linda Cook, Johnny and wife Rachel Cook, and David Cook all of Smithville, and Gervin Cook of Arizona. Eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A brother, Gene and wife Helen Cook. Two sisters, Lorna Hathaway and Donna Cook all of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lana Yvonne Scott

May 1 2010

66 year old Lana Yvonne Scott of Sparta died Saturday at her residence in Sparta. She was a retired private duty nurse and a member of the Apostalic Ark. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m.at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Matt Walls will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul David Scott; parents, Jay and Lucinda Adcock Hutchings; and four brothers, Gene, John, Donald, and Frank Hutchings. Survivors include two grandchildren, Christopher Jay Scott and Michael Thomas Scott both of Cookeville. Great grandson, Dominic Scott of Cookeville. Two sisters, Marie and husband Bernie Kocis of Sparta and Janice and husband Howard Stafford of Sparta. Four nieces, Diane Moore of Crossville, Tina Harrell of Sparta, Tyra Rodgers of Sparta, and Angie Howard of Sparta. Three great nieces, Taylor, Megan, and Ashlee Rogers all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jacob Allan Cantrell

Apr 30 2010

Jacob Allan Cantrell, infant son of Ann Joslyn and Ricky Cantrell, arrived still born at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville on Thursday. The funeral will be Monday at 5:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, T.J. and Robbie Trapp Cantrell. In addition to his parents, the child is survived by brothers and sisters, Hayle, Jade, Matthew, and Christopher Cantrell. Maternal grandparents, Raymond and Shirley Joslyn of Smithville. An aunt and uncle, Alice and Paul Hutchens of Smithville. Cousins, Ashley Mooneyham, Tiffany, Andrew, and Bridget Hutchens. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to help with medical expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn G. Waggoner

Apr 29 2010

83 year old Evelyn G. Waggoner of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. A factory worker and a beautician, Waggoner was the longest active member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church, where she was also a member of the WMU. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dave Carden, Charles Olson, and Larry Briggs will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. Waggoner was preceded in death by her husband, George Waggoner; parents, Landus and Janie Carter; a sister, Polly Carter Adcock; and a brother, Troy Carter. Survivors include two sons, James Hayes and Doug Waggoner both of Smithville. Grandchildren, Brent Hayes, Amanda Stallcup, Kris Waggoner, and Jayme Lynn Hayes. Great grandchildren, Samantha Hayes, Ashley Hayes, Leah Hayes, Toby Lee, Michael Argro, Elizabeth Stallcup, and Eli Stallcup. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Mount Herman Baptist Church in memory of Ms. Waggoner.

Donna Bell

Apr 27 2010

61 year old Donna Bell of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a nurse. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, William Dolkos. Survivors include four children, Teri and husband Dwain Rowe of Smithville, Kathy and husband Roger Carter of Smithville, Jennifer and husband Jason Hitchcock of Cookeville, and Brittney Bell of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Jessica, Kristin, Cassidy, Will, Matthew, and Sydney. Her mother, Phyllis Van Dyne of Smithville. Two sisters, Sharon Van Dyne of Smithville and Leann Walker of Pegram. One brother, Philip Gotro of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Vada P. Herndon

Apr 26 2010

84 year old Vada P. Herndon of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Elder Doretta Hutchins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mallow Herndon; parents, Robert Henry and Ella Mai Barnes Carter; and an infant baby brother. Survivors include two sons, Charles and wife Brenda Herndon and Rickey Herndon; six grandchildren, Tarron Carter, Penny Murphy, Sonya Cantrell, Pamela Curtis, and Brandon Herndon all of Smithville, and Vickey Cobble of McMinnville. Eight great grandchildren, Stephanie Burgess, Justin Murphy, Nicole Cobble, Jennifer Coffee, Patrick Murphy, Duston Herndon, Clint Cantrell, and Zell Carter. Nine great great grandchildren, Justin Murphy, Jr., Zackary Murphy, Serenity Burgess, Owen and Logan Coffee, Jerry, Jacob, and Morgan Smith, and Taylor Cobble. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Clyde Wooden

Apr 24 2010

85 year old Clyde Wooden of Alexandria died Thursday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. Born in DeKalb County, Wooden was a welder, and he attended the Congregational Methodist Church. Wooden was also a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jimmy Johnson, Ben Fuston, and Javin Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Wooden was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Wooden; a son, Clyde Michael Wooden; grandsons, David and Mark Wooden; great grandchild, Kya Fakes; and parents, Ray and Valtie Wooden; and a sister, Inez Ward. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy George Wooden of Alexandria. Children, Lisa Rumsey and Tony Wooden both of Lebanon. Grandchildren, Misty Wooden, Angel and Travis Wooden, Kassi and Chase Martin, and Kendra Dawson. Daughter-in-law, Brenda Wooden of Smithville. Eleven great grandchildren. Step-sons, Michael and wife Pam George and Jeff and wife Billie George all of Alexandria, and Joel and wife Becky George of Smithville. Seven step- grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren. A brother, Mitchell Wooden of Watertown and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Monroe Strickland, Sr

Apr 22 2010

69 year old Jerry Monroe Strickland, Sr. of Alexandria died Thursday at Riverview Medical Center at Carthage. He was a Machinist for TVA, a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of the New Middleton Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Chris Blair will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his father, Jewell Cornelius Strickland; and an infant son, Danny. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris Strickland of Alexandria. Children, Sharon Strickland and Jerry Strickland, Jr. both of Alexandria and Jason and wife Julie Strickland of Hendersonville. Grandchildren, Kristen Strickland and Jessie Strickland both of Alexandria, Skyler Strickland, Peyton Strickland, and Riley Strickland all of Hendersonville. His mother, Ruby Loudine Thompson of Hendersonville. Three sisters, Margaret and husband Ferrell Carmen of Hartsville, Debbie Loudermilk and Trisha and husband Dave Lemarbe both of Hendersonville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Pritchett

Apr 21 2010

66 year old Linda Pritchett of Brush Creek died Tuesday at Smith County Healthcare Center in Carthage. She was born in Brush Creek, the daughter of the late Janie Nellene Thomas and Thomas Elmer Pritchett. She was a 1961 graduate of Gordonsville High School. Pritchett worked at the Work Wear Corporation in Alexandria for 30 years. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Smithville. The funeral will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Shane Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery with Glenn Pritchett officiating. The family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by brothers, Glenn Edward and his wife Ruth Pritchett of Murfreesboro, James "Mutt" and wife Sue Pritchett of Brush Creek, and Dennis Franklin and wife Cathy Pritchett of Manchester. Sisters, Sarah Smith of Brush Creek, Debbie and husband James Bush of Gordonsville and Tammy Jane Ward of Watertown. Step-mother, Roberta Pritchett of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews survive. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that contributions be made to the Smith County Help Center, 318 North Main Street, Carthage, in lieu of flowers.

Dana Elizabeth LaFever

Apr 19 2010

36 year old Dana Elizabeth LaFever of Smithville died Sunday. She worked for emergency medical services. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Eugene LaFever of Smithville. One daughter, Sahara Bethany "Sara Beth" LaFever of Smithville. Parents, Joe and Joan Purkey of Knoxville. One brother, Scott Purkey of South Carolina. Maternal grandmother, Louise Williams of Kentucky. Parents-in-law, U.L. and Helen LaFever of Sparta. Local in-laws, Jack and Louisa Felts and Urias LaFever all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to the Girl Scout Troop #01146, in lieu of flowers.

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