Obituaries

Charles Donald "Don" Howard

Jun 19 2008

61 year old Charles Donald "Don" Howard of Walling died Wednesday at his residence. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Spring Hill The Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 4:00 p.m. Friday at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta. Survivors include his wife, Linda Humphrey Howard of Walling. A daughter, Nicole Farley and her husband Jason of Sparta. Two sons, Jeffery Howard and his wife Martha of Sparta and Bryan Howard and his wife Karen of Cookeville. One sister, Erlene Howard of Walling. Three grandchildren, Ethan Howard, Corri Beth Howard, and Madison Farley. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Linda Howard.

Odell Hays Butterbaugh

Jun 17 2008

91 year old Odell Hays Butterbaugh of Liberty died Tuesday at her residence. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. James Bond and Ricky Scott will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and prior to the service Thursday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hub Sampson Butterbaugh; a son, Danny Butterbaugh; parents, Alton and Mary Lynam Hays; and brothers, Homer, Bright, and T. Hays. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Klasek of McMinnville. A son, Dave and his wife Vicky Butterbaugh of Cottage Home. Five grandchildren, Sherry and her husband Greg Pennington of McMinnville, Andy Klasek of McMinnville, Holly Clayborn of Cottage Home, Daniel and his wife Jennifer Butterbaugh of Cottage Home, and Joseph Butterbaugh of Cottage Home. Five great grandchildren, Jake and Katy Pennington, William and Grant Butterbaugh, and Shelby Clayborn. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred Burba Barney Burke

Jun 15 2008

94 year old Mildred Burba Barney Burke of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Methodist in belief but attended the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Burke was also a member of the U.S. Air Force Officers Wives Club, and a phone operator. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will offciate. Burial will be at the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington, Ohio. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Bessie Sheets Burba; husbands, Oscar Barney and Billy Burke; sisters, Daisy Burba and Ocie Burnett; and a brother, Raymond Burba. Survivors include four children, Janet Sheets and her husband Les Gerhardt of Lampasas, Texas; Max R. and his wife Jewell Barney of Smithville; Karen Chambliss of Malabar, Florida; and Tom D. and his wife Lois Barney of Sandies Park, New Mexico. A sister, Freda Parks of Xenia, Ohio. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronnie Anderson

Jun 10 2008

58 year old Ronnie Anderson of Watertown, a retired police officer, died Tuesday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. He was born in Kentucky, and was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Philadelphia Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jason Lohorn will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his father, Flem Anderson; a sister, Tammy Spencer; grandparents, John and Jewell Neal and Jeff and Cordie B. Anderson; an uncle, Parker Anderson; and an aunt, Carrie Brant. Survivors include his mother, Reba Neal Anderson of Watertown. A son, Ronnie Anderson of Michigan. A daughter, Sherry and her husband Rand Hewitt of Michigan. Two sisters, Linda and her husband Butch Allen of Liberty and Brenda Anderson of Utah. A brother, Danny and his wife Pam Anderson of Columbia. Nieces and nephews including Sabrina Hayes, Tabitha Daniels, Becky Omen, Andrea Edmond, Nicole Eberstein, Shannon Anderson, Jodie Spencer, Kammy Spencer, John Spencer, and Ryan Eberstein. Great nieces and nephews include Brainna Daniels, Kristina Tyree, Elizabeth Edmond, Honesty Spencer, Kylee Omen, Keigen Daniels, Joshua Tyree, Chase Helzer, Hunter Spencer, Jackson Spencer, Kelton Omen, and Kolton Omen. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Chester Rick Estes

Jun 10 2008

65 year old Chester Rick Estes of Smithville died Tuesday at Alive Hospice at Saint Thomas Hospital. He was a retired nurseryman and a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Glenn Chapman and Robert Presley will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Les and Eula Mae Thomas Estes; his wife, Henrietta Estes; two sons, Stevie Joe and Ronald Estes; three brothers, George, Alfred, and Harold Estes; and two sisters, Dorothy Underwood and Annie Bell Estes. Survivors include one son, James and his wife Joann Estes; his Fiance, Darlene Summers; two sons, Timmy and his wife Dorothy Summers and Jimmy Summers; and one daughter, Patty and her husband Ricky Warner all of Smithville. Daughter-in-law, Shelia Estes. Fourteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and two sisters, Ruth Martin and Forrest Byrd of Smithville and Frances and Jerry Underwood of Woodbury. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Robbie Nell Tramel

Jun 9 2008

82 year old Robbie Nell Tramel of the Snow Hill Community died Sunday at her residence. She was a Baptist and a retired employee of the Valdor Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Floyd and Mary Elizabeth Taylor Hale; her husband, George Washington Tramel; and two brothers, Floyd Hale, Jr. and Robert T. Hale. Survivors include two daughters, Georgia and her husband Michael Young and Martha and her husband Tim Cantrell all of Dowelltown. One grandson, Nelson Young of Dowelltown. Three granddaughters, Latonya and Dylan Kleparek of Smithville, Dana Cantrell and Ashley Young both of Dowelltown. Four great grandchildren, Cody Allen Goff of Dowelltown, Jasper David Kleparek, Jacklyn Rose and Jaxon Paul all of Smithville. Two sisters, Doris and her husband Elmus Johnson and Betty Jo and her husband Aubrey Wright all of Smithville. One brother, Roy and his wife Joyce Hale of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virgin George Harrell

Jun 5 2008

85 year old Virgin George Harrell of Smithville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center. Harrell was a retired nurse and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. Mrs. Harrell was preceded in death by parents, James and Lilly Hibdon George and her husband, Tommy Harrell. Survivors include a son, Thomas G. and his wife Emily Harrell of Alabama. Three grandchildren, Rachel Oglesby of Maryland, Catherine Harrell of North Carolina, and Travis Harrell of Alabama. Nephews, Carl George of Nashville and Kenneth George of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Frances Kalish

Jun 5 2008

66 year old Shirley Frances Kalish of Smithville died Wednesday night at Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison Campus in Madison, Tennessee. She was a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bedford and Lois Olena Campbell Ashford and a brother, Jim Ashford. Survivors include her husband, Robert Kalish of Smithville. Two sons, Robert and his wife Ashlie Hutchins of McMinnville and Jacky Hutchins of Alabama. Eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A sister, Jean Warren of Indiana and a brother, James Doyle Ashford of Indiana. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Faye Lohorn

Jun 3 2008

71 year old Faye Lohorn of Smithville died Tuesday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and a greeter at Wal-Mart in Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Carpenter and Jason Lohorn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Taylor and Winnie Summers Taylor. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Don Lohorn of Smithville. Two sons, Jason and his wife Nikki Lohorn of Alexandria and Coy and his wife T.J. Lohorn of Smithville. One daughter, Greta and her husband Chris Mick of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Justin, Austin, and Hayden Lohorn, Briley and Logan Dailey, and Madison Mick all of Smithville, and Paige, Ally, and Hannah Lohorn all of Alexandria. Six brothers, Buddy and his wife Brenda Taylor, Ronnie and his wife Gail Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Jimmy and his wife Rita Taylor all of Smithville, Ricky and his wife Diane Taylor of Smyrna and Tony and his wife Vicky Taylor of Murfreesboro. Seven sisters, Christine and her husband Melvin Reeder, Linda Kilgore, Peggy and her husband Ralph Tramel, Judy and her husband Ronnie Redmon, Darlene Jones, and Sandy and her husband Cameron Dunn all of Smithville, and Mary and her husband Jack Ludy of Smyrna. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Vanice King Davenport

Jun 3 2008

83 year old Vanice King Davenport of Smithville died Monday at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland and Bernice King Davenport; His wife, Vera Davenport; a son, Van Davenport, Jr.; three brothers, Malcom, Marlan, and Carl Davenport; and a sister, Calra Mae Givens. Survivors include two daughters, Sue Davenport of Smithville and Brenda and her husband David Vanatta of Woodbury. One son, Michael and his wife Tammy Davenport of Liberty. Five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and two sisters, Dot Moore and Ruby Young both of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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