Obituaries

Linda Mansfield

68 year old Linda Mansfield of Monteagle died Friday at her residence. She was born in Smithville. She was a longtime member of Monteagle First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle. Dr. Daryll Smiley and Reverend Eddie Miller will officiate, with burial in Monteagle Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Clara Ervin Caldwell, and a sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Benny Martinez.. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Mansfield; children, Kathy and husband Don Baxter, Todd and wife Lisa Hendrix, Jama Turner and Eric Gipson, Rene Long, Donna Walker, Steve and wife Lisa Mansfield, Jon and wife Dorothy Mansfield. 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 574, Monteagle, TN. 37356, or ALS Association Tennessee Chapter, P.O. Box 40244, Nashville, TN. 37024-0244. Cumberland Funeral Home in Monteagle is in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia Gail Walker

Nov 6 2010

59 year old Patricia Gail Walker of Smithville died Friday at Alive Hospice in Nashville. She was a member of the New Home Baptist Church and she attended the New Life United Pentecostal Church. Walker was also a nurse. The funeral will be Monday night at 7:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dwayne Cornelius will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 7:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, William Prater; and her mother and step-father, Dorothy and Wade Ervin. She is survived by her husband, Ronnie Walker of Smithville. Five children, Penny and husband Anthony Cantrell, Scott and wife Misty Walker, Shane and wife Michelle Walker, and Sam Walker all of Smithville; Marieta and husband Matt Ferrell of McMinnville. Thirteen grandchildren, Stephen and Bradley Barrett, Jacob and Elicia Cantrell, Stacey, Kelley, Hannah, and Isaac Walker, Jordan and Domanik Ferrell, Ethan Winchester, Olivia, and Levi Walker. One great grandchild, Adam Hicks. One brother, Gwynn Prater of Smithville and a sister, Shirley Joslyn of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Gordon Monroe Williams

Nov 6 2010

65 year old Gordon Monroe Williams of Alexandria died Thursday at his residence. He was a farmer and a worker for UCARTS. He also attended the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Sara Dodd Williams. Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Williams of Alexandria. One son, Shawn Williams of Chattanooga. One daughter, Charity Williams of Ohio. Three grandchildren and several cousins and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Milton "Bo" Lee Stewart

Nov 6 2010

62 year old Milton "Bo" Lee Stewart of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was the retired owner of Bo's Trucking. A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Everlasting Life section of Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Stewart and Elsie Pauline Hall Mayton; a sister, Elsie McEwen; and a grandson, Casey Stewart. Survivors include three sons, Michael and his wife Jill Stewart of Hermitage, Joey and his wife Shelley Stewart of Mount Juliet, and Bo Edward and his wife Patty Stewart of Columbia. Seven grandchidren. Two sisters, Darlene and her husband James Matthews of Smithville and Rebecca Stewart of Dixon. Two brothers, James Stewart of Smithville and Robert and his wife Sharon Stewart of White Bluff. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roger Dale Curtis, III

Nov 3 2010

20 year old Roger Dale Curtis, III of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Mount Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church, member of the National Guard Reserve, and he was employed at Wal-mart. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Burton- Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Curtis was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Elaine Yates and his grandfather, Charles Cubbins. Survivors include his parents, Roger and Michelle Curtis of Smithville. Brothers, John and his wife Amanda Curtis of Cookeville, Lane Curtis of Smithville, Dustin Yates of Okeechobee, Florida. A sister, Kayla Presley of Smithville. Grandparents, Roger and Polly Curtis of Lake Wells, Florida; David and Ruth Yates of Lucedale, Mississippi; and Eva Cubbins of Smithville. A nephew, Granville Curtis of Cookeville. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James (Pork Chop) Clemons

Nov 1 2010

The funeral for 55 year old James (Pork Chop) Clemons will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Cookeville Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. Survivors include his wife, Linda Clemons; a son, Jeremy Clemons; his mother, Stella Clemons; sisters, Wanda Kelly and Mary Hillis; and a brother, Carroll Lee Clemons. Cookeville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jo Evelyn Underhill

Oct 30 2010

79 year old Jo Evelyn Underhill of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was retired from the DeKalb County Health Department where she served as office manager for 36 years. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church for more than 60 years; a charter member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and she was the 1949 Class Salutatorian at DeKalb County High School. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Underhill was preceded in death by her parents, Herman W. Webb and Clara Calhoun Webb; her husband, Oliver E. Underhill, Jr.; and a sister, Janella LaFever. She is survived by two sons, Roger Underhill and Fiance Rita
Reagan of Livingston and Norman and wife Carol Underhill of Smithville. One sister, Ina Ruth Bess of Smithville. One brother, Ray Morris Webb of Smyrna. One sister-in-law and her husband Nettie Lou and Houston Hefner of Morrison. One niece and eight nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Teresa Gail Johnson

Oct 30 2010

45 year old Teresa Gail Johnson of Murfreesboro died Friday at Alive Hospice at St. Thomas in Nashville. She attended World Outreach in Murfreesboro. Johnson was also a pre-school teacher. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Henry Moore; a sister, Stephanie Jill Kennedy; and brothers, Tony and Michael Moore. Survivors include a son, Dustin Johnson of Murfreesboro. A grandson, Eli. Her mother, Mary Pack of Smithville. A sister, Diane Austin of Mount Juliet and a brother, Jason Moore of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy Lewis Knowles

Oct 29 2010

80 year old Roy Lewis Knowles of Smithville died Thursday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Mount View Primitive Baptist Church and the founder and former owner of Knowles and Sons Nursery. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ronald Whited, Jim Judkins, and Elder Lynn Russell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Knowles was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Knowles; parents, Jim and Maggie Vaughn Knowles; a son, Steve Knowles; brothers, L.D. and Mason Knowles; and sisters, Dollie Foutch and Ollie Womack. Survivors include a daughter Linda Knowles of Smithville. Three sons, Larry and wife Melissa Knowles, Kenneth and wife Tammy Knowles, and Jim "Bear" Knowles all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Dustin Knowles, Hillary Knowles, Stevie Knowles, Martha Knowles, Parker Knowles, Keri Sanders, Maggie Knowles, and Josh Love. Great grandchid, Victoria Knowles. A sister, Macon Judkins of Smithville. Companion, Linda Stone of Cookeville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Cecil Billings

Oct 26 2010

88 year old Mrs. Cecil Billings of Smithville died Monday at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Lee England will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jackson and Avo Trapp; two infant daughters; a grandson, Lynn Tallent; and five sisters and four brothers. Survivors include her husband, Melvin Billings; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Leonard Tallent and two grandchildren, Marty and Carol Tallent all of Smithville and Ronald and Andrea Tallent of McMinnville. Four great grandchildren, Brandon and Martelia Tallent of Smithville and Alex and Aaron Tallent of McMinnville and a brother, Clifford Trapp of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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