Obituaries

Terry Oval Murphy

Oct 23 2009

40 year old Terry Oval Murphy of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a nursery worker at Pirtle's Nursery. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Oval and Betty Frances Murphy; and three sisters, Martha Todd, Patricia Shoemake, and Gina Hesson. Survivors include six brothers, James and his wife Darlene Matthews, William and his wife Rita Matthews, Willie Matthews, Roy and wife Debbie Matthews, Randall Neal, and Doug and wife Norma Murphy all of Smithville. Four sisters, Brenda and husband Grady Taylor of Smithville, Helen and husband Randall Ervin of Smithville, Pam and husband Kevin Hooten Cain of North Carolina, and Kathy Murphy and Ruben Vega of Morrison. Special companion, Misty Walden and her daughter, Harley Sloan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that all donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Glenda Gunter Caldwell

Oct 22 2009

67 year old Glenda Gunter Caldwell died Wednesday at St. Thomas in Nashville. She was owner of DeKalb Market. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home and burial will be at Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Donnie Kelley will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Mildred Gunter. Survivors include a daughter Sherri Hood and husband Ricky and two grandsons, Chris Hood and Dustin Hood all of Smithville. Three sisters Jo and husband Med Motley of Murfreesboro, Betty Sue Hullett of Peru, Indiana, and Fay Pitts of Woodbury. A brother Aubrey and wife Carol Gunter of the Short Mountain Community. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Smithville church of Christ Missions Fund. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Randall Francis Cantrell

46 year old Randall Francis Cantrell of Cookeville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran having served 20 years. He was also a member of the VFW and American Legion, and was a former supervisor with Federal Mogul and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Ragland Bottom. The funeral will be Saturday at 12:00 noon at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Haskell Greer, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Crain Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at noon. Cantrell was preceded in death by his father, Billy Close Cantrell. He is survived by his children, Amber Scott of Clarksville, Felicia Cantrell of Florida, Tara Cantrell of Bristol, and Breanna Cantrell of Florida. A granddaughter, Cheynne Scott. His mother, Mary Ann Porter of Old Hickory. Brothers, Mike Cantrell of Walling and Gary Cantrell of Texas. A sister, Penny Sampson of Nashville. A sister-in-law, Nickie Cantrell of Walling. A nephew, Joseph Cantrell. Nieces, Brendi Whittaker, Nikki Cantrell, and Mikayla Cantrell. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeanette Parkerson

Oct 21 2009

78 year old Jeanette Parkerson of Brush Creek died Tuesday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was a DeKalb County native and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday prior to the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Monroe and Willie Clara Foutch and brothers, John Donald Foutch and J.M. Foutch. She is survived by her husband, Dillard Parkerson of Brush Creek. Two sons, Randy and his wife Janet Parkerson of Lebanon and Gary and his wife Ann Williams of Westmoreland. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Lentz Eller

Oct 19 2009

87 year old Robert Lentz Eller died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Eller was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church, a veteran of World War II, retired from Tennessee National Guard, and Honorary Assistant Fire Chief with Smithville Volunteer Fire Dept., where he served 64 years. Eller was also owner and operator of Eller's Radio and TV Repair for many years. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. from the Smithville United Methodist Church. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers are members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. until the service at the church on Wednesday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Gracie Eller and a sister Maxine Eller Beckwith. He is survived by a sister; Barbara Jean Lawson, nieces; Jennifer Lawson Norris and Peggy Huffstetler. Nephews; Bobby Lawson and Ted Beckwith, Jr. Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Smithville First United Methodist Church.

Bradley Hughes Lee

Oct 19 2009

53 year old Bradley Hughes Lee of Smithville died Sunday at his daughter's residence in Kentucky. Lee was a member of the Church of God. He was also retired from the military, served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the VFW. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy Malcolm, Sr. and Wynona Corrilyn Marlowe "Mimi" Lee and a brother, Christopher P. Lee. He is survived by his wife, Winona Lee of Smithville. Children, Angie Lee of Atlanta, Amanda Lee of Chicago and Katherine Lee of Kentucky. Step-children, Melissa Lee, Michael Lee, and Jackie Kloss all of Athens Georgia, Louis Chabarria of Sparta, and Kaleb Chabarria of Smithville. A brother, Troy Malcolm Lee, Jr. of Alabama. Sisters, Robin and Charles Rushing, Tracy and Vince Hesster, Holly Barnes, and Kelly and Carlis Hollingsworth. Step grandchild, Colin Smithson. Numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Cantrell Inglis

Oct 15 2009

90 year old Wilma Cantrell Inglis of Smithville died Sunday in Maryland. She was a retired social worker and a member of the First United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leland Carden and Mark Pafford will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Inglis was preceded in death by her parents, Burnie and Lola Mae Bryant Cantrell; her husband, Willie Ernest Inglis; and a sister Lena Mai Cantrell. She is survived by two sons, Phillip and his wife Judy Inglis and William and his wife Rosario Inglis of Columbia, Maryland. One sister, Irene Campbell of Columbia, Tennessee. Three grandsons, Daniel and Lisa Inglis, Bobby and Ann Inglis, and William Inglis and one granddaughter, Janie Marie and J.P. Monier. Two great grandchildren, Sophia and Matthew Inglis. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

J.C. Derting

Oct 14 2009

71 year old J.C. Derting of Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a farmer, a graduate of Liberty High School, and a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Tommy Ashford will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Stacy Derting and his parents, Roy and Laura Mae Derting. He is survived by a son, Dennis Stacey of Liberty and many cousins and friends. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Peggy Fuson Palmer

Oct 14 2009

72 year old Peggy Fuson Palmer, formerly of Smithville and a resident of Chattanooga, died Tuesday at her second residence in Smithville. She graduated from the U.T. School of Pharmacy in 1957 and worked as a pharmacist for many years with Eckerd/Rite-Aid in East Ridge. She was an award winning craftswoman and quilter and her work was displayed at the White House. Palmer was also a member of the Jacobs Pillar United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Jacobs Pillar United Methodist Church. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. There will be no visitation on Saturday. Palmer was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Allie Redmon Fuson and a sister, Eulalia Cobb Vaughn. She is survived by her husband, John A. Palmer, Jr. of Chattanooga. One son, John A. Palmer III and his wife Elizabeth of Gainesville, Florida. One daughter, Janna Palmer Reid and her husband Evan of Milpitas, California. Two grandsons, Jackson and Evan Reid of Milpitas, California and a sister, Violet Fuson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Mongello Baranec

Oct 14 2009

88 year old Mary Mongello Baranec of Dowelltown died Tuesday at NHC. She was a retired travel agent. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Al Mahan will officiate. The family has chosen cremation after the service. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Frances Palumbo Quenqua; two husbands, Joseph R. Mongello and George Baranec; a son-in-law, James A. Rizzo; and a brother, Joseph Quenqua. Survivors include three daughters, Rachelle Rizzo of Missouri, Frances Dagostino of New Jersey and Beatrice and husband Tommy Garrison of Dowelltown. Two sisters, Lenore Matray of New York and Beatrice and Ernie Gernert of Nevada. Seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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