46 year old Robert 'Bob" Kemble Wheelock of Dowelltown died Friday at his residence. He was an employee of Nichols Construction. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He was preceded in death by his father Edward Joseph Wheelock and several brothers. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Wheelock of Smithville; two step-children, Ricky Hendrixson and Tavisha Hall of Smithville. Mother, Myrtle Leonard of Dowelltown. Aunt and Uncle Zada and Charles Pinegar of Dowelltown, and Leslie and Jackie Redmon of South Carolina. Aunt, Marie Mehringer of Indiana. Uncle, Robert Nelson Redmon of Illinois. Two nephews, Scott Foster of Michigan and Micheal Foster of Shelbyville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.
79 year old A.Z Ray died Thursday. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service on Monday. The Celebration of Life, conducted by Wendell Judkins, will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens .
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Grace Wright Ray; children: Davia (Roy) Williams and Tameria (Jeff) Shaver; brother: James "J.T." Thomas (Ollie) Ray; 3 granddaughters; 4 great-granddaughters; 7 step-grandchildren; and 16 step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents Sylva and Lena Bell Farley Ray, sister Hazel Garman, brother Walter Ray, and grandson Zachary Holt.
Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
84 year old Dr. Don Ray Krohn of Eugene, Oregon and formerly of Smithville died Friday at his residence in Oregon. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Dr. Krohn worked for many years as a physician in the Detroit area before working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Tennessee (Erlanger Hospital). The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty Jo Stevens of Smithville and four children, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
57 year old Delois Faith Ward Thurman of Dowelltown died Saturday, August 3 at her residence. She was a former waitress in the food industry. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Baptist Church. Mike Carpenter will officiate. Survivors include her parents, J.W. and Katherine Ward of Dowelltown. Two brothers, Jeff and wife Melissa Ward and Dewayne and wife Cindy Ward all of Smithville. One sister, Teresa and husband Ronnie Evans of Clear Water, Florida. One aunt, Erma Thomason of Smithville. Two nephews and one niece. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp in memory of Delois.
41 year old Eddie Smith, Jr. of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a welder for the Yorozu Corporation. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Smith was preceded in death by his father, Orbra Smith, Sr. and grandmother, Deloris Miller. Survivors include two children, Emily and Eric Smith of Michigan; mother, Victoria Deplace of Knoxville. Girl friend, Tammy Brown of Smithville. One sister, Tammi and husband Gaylon Gora of Smithville. Four nieces and nephews, Sasha and Michael Cervenka both of Knoxville, Natasha Cervenka of Murfreesboro and Marissa and husband Adam Tramel of Dowelltown. One great niece and five great nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with expenses. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
79 year old John A. Palmer, Jr. of Gainesville, Florida died Saturday, July 27 in Florida. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired pharmacist. A graveside service was held Friday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Royce Martin officiated. Palmer was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Fuson Palmer. Survivors include a son, John III and wife Elizabeth Palmer of Florida and their son, Henry. One daughter, Janna and husband Evan Reid of Florida and their children, Jack and Evan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
54 year old Pamela Sue Hitchcock of the Dibrell community died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. A Freewill Baptist, she was formerly employed at Star Manufacturing. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Crain Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard F.L. Middleton; a daughter, Margaret Ann Hullett; and sisters, Dorothy, Donna, and Barbara. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Larry Hurst of Sparta. One son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jacqueline Yates of Rocky River, Tennessee. Six grandchildren Trevor and Lilly Hurst of Sparta and Chloe, Zackery, Will, and Jase Yates all of Rocky River. Her mother, Eva Lois Driver Judkins of Smithville. Several brothers and sisters, Richard, J.C. Michael, Everitt, Billy, Delbert, Vernell, Ann, Terecia, and Frankie. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews and friends also suvive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
70 year old Leslie Howard Moore of Rock Island, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Cannon County, Mr. Moore retired from the State of Tennessee with the Division of Property Assessment. He was a member of New Union The Baptist Church, has served as a minister in The Baptist Church Associations for 30 years, was a member of Short Mountain Masonic Lodge No. 373, and was an avid hunter. Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents Orville Howard and Grace Cope Moore.
Survivors include his wife Gail Moore, sons Mark Moore, Rock Island, TN, Paul (Joann) Moore, Smyrna, TN, and Jonathan (Crystal) Moore, Rock Island, TN, and daughter Abigail (Eric) Wood, McMinnville, TN, grandchildren Jordan, Nathaniel, Anthony, and Hailey Moore, and Caleb and Aniston Wood, and brother Lynn (Helen) Moore, Rock Island, TN. Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Friday in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Eric Wood, Elder Brent Craven, and Elder Bryan Jones will officiate. Interment will follow at New Union Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Moore Family will receive friends Thursday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Friday from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
97 year old Pauline Malone Tramel of Nashville died Tuesday, July 23, at her residence. She was a dedicated educator having served at Liberty High School and at Watertown. She was a Christian leader in the Methodist Church, Civic organizer, loving mother, grandmother, and wife. She was a graduate of State Teacher's College in Murfreesboro in 1939 and taught in the DeKalb County and Metro Nashville public school system for 27 years, and was a member of Belle Meade United Methodist Church. Her roots ran deep in DeKalb County with relatives in the Malone and Tramel families. The funeral will be will be held Wednesday, July 31, at Noon at Belle Meade United Methodist Church with a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. at Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 12:00 noon at Belle Meade United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Tramel and son, Jim Tramel. She is survived by a son, Lynn Tramel and daughter-in-law, Toni Tramel, and granddaughter, Blair Tramel. The family request that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the James T. Tramel Scholarship Fund at Martin Methodist College or to Belle Meade United Methodist Church where she was an active member for 61 years. Love-Cantrell Funeral Funeral Home in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.
48 year old Miranda Joy (Mosely) Fox of Gordonsville died Sunday at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was a DeKalb County native and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Christ Church Pentecostal of Gordonsville, where she was a member. Kerry Dugan will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and Tuesday from noon until the service at the church. Fox was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Dickens and Mary McPherson Dickens; a sister-in-law, Betty Ann and husband Billy Christian; and a brother-in-law, Carl Fox, Jr. Survivors include her husband, Albert Fox of Gordonsville. Children, Alanda Fox and Logan Fox both of Gordonsville. Brothers, Darren Dickens of Defeated and Chris and wife Holly Dickens of Watertown. Sisters-in-law, Sally and husband Bill Seeback of Elmwood and Denise Fox of Hilham. Brother-in-law, Jacky and wife Pamela Fox of McMinnville. Five nieces and nephews survive. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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