Obituaries

Mary Helen Hooper Chambers

Sep 26 2013

100 year old Mary Helen Hooper Chambers of Nashville died Wednesday at the McKendree Village in Hermitage. She served in the U.S. Army and was a retired secretary for Union Oil. A graveside service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Cannady Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wade Hampton and Susie Frazier Hooper; brothers, Charles, Ernest, Howard, Johnny, and Clyde Hooper; and sisters, Aileen Jaehn, Estelle Hooper, Charlene Bannick, and Sue Kinsley. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Nathan Estes

Sep 25 2013

38 year old Nathan Estes of Smithville died Tuesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Smith County. He was a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church and he worked as a miner at Nyrstar Zinc Mine in Smith County. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dwight Knowles will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, John Estes and his maternal grandparents, Sterling and Roberta Martin. Survivors include his mother, Rita Estes Martin; his father, Phillip and wife Billie Estes; and three brothers, Andy and wife Emily Estes, Dustin Estes, and Gage Estes all of Smithville. Two step-sisters, Tammy Eaton of Watertown and Penny Edwards of Smithville. One step-brother, Stephen Patterson of Smithville. Paternal grandmother, Eleaise Estes of Liberty. An aunt, Donna and husband Dwight Knowles of Smithville. An uncle, Russell Estes of Dowelltown. A niece, Andrea Kate Estes of Smithville and special loved one, Makayla Cornett Bain of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bessie Lee Atnip

Sep 24 2013

93 year old Bessie Lee Atnip of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired secretary with various local businesses and a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 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 Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Ruby Clemmons Organ; a daughter, Gayle King; two brothers, Wendell and Billy Organ; and a sister, Betty Jo Organ. Survivors include two sons, Charles and wife Betty Atnip and John and wife Betty Jean Atnip all of Smithville. One daughter, Phyllis and husband Ronnie Tramel of Smithville. Special son-in-law, Richard and wife Carla King of Cookeville. Eight grandchildren, Ricky and wife Lisa Atnip and John Atnip, Jr. all of Smithville, Barry Atnip and Hunter Tramel of Smithville, Dr. Cynthia King of Memphis, Eric and wife Rebecca King of Nashville, Leah and husband Eric Snow of Smithville, and Jake Tramel of Chattanooga. Several great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers to the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to the Lighthouse Christian Camp.

Bobby Dale Redmon

Sep 23 2013

67 year old Bobby Dale Redmon of McMinnville died Sunday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a member of the McMinnville First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home. Ray Weddington and John Jones will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cephas and Wilma Young Redmon and a sister, Carolyn Bond. Survivors include a niece and her husband, Donna and Steve Daj of Harvest, Alabama. Three nephews, Wayne Bond of Bristow, Virginia; Tim Bond of Spring Hill; and Randy Bond of McMinnville. Two great nephews and two great nieces. Special friends, Louise Pearsall and Fay Winn. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Evelyn Lambert

Sep 23 2013

91 year old Dorothy Evelyn Lambert of Alexandria died Wednesday at Woodbury Health Center. She was born in Arcadia, Florida. Lambert was a school bus driver. A memorial service is planned for a later date. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Worley and Elsie Tyler Worley; her husband, Clifton S. Lambert; brothers, Paul Worley, Jr., Jim Worley, Jack Worley, and an infant brother. Survivors include daughters, Gayle and husband Richard Reinsch of Ball Ground, Georgia; Suzanne and husband David Dunn of Alexandria; Paula Lambert of Maryland; Michael S. Lambert of Titusville, Florida, and Kenneth Lambert. Four grandsons, two granddaughters, three great granddaughters, and two great grandsons. Sisters, Wanda Piper, Martha Queen, and Sandra Finley. Brothers, Jerry Worley, Ned Worley, and Joe Worley. Nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Louelle Taylor

Sep 22 2013

92 year old Louelle Taylor of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired Smithville shirt factory employee and a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home at which time the body will be taken to DeKalb Memorial Gardens for the graveside service. She was preceded in death by her father, Leslie Dee Bailiff; mother, Amanda Helen Tramel Bailiff; husband, Alvie Taylor; two sisters, Mairene Keith and Talpha Moore; a brother, Charlie Bailiff; and a niece Sarah Tramel. Survivors include three daughters, Joyce and husband Charlie Stanley of Kentucky, Janis and husband Steve Anderson of Nashville, and Shirley Taylor of Murfreesboro. Three grandchildren, Holly Moberly of Kentucky, Sara Donahoe of Nashville, and Sam Stanley of Indiana. Seven great grandchildren, Jacob, Carter, and Rachel Moberly, Taylor and Andy Donahoe, Eli Stanley, and new baby Wyatt Stanley. Special nephew, Kenneth Tramel of Smithville. Great nieces, Jennifer Tramel of Smithville, Jill Tramel of California, and Beth Strode of Murfreesboro. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn Butler Speakman

Sep 21 2013

75 year old Evelyn Butler Speakman of Smithville died Friday at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. She was a member of the Covenant Baptist Church and a retired Food Service Supervisor at Tennessee Tech University. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Jenny Lou Butler; her husband, Ronnie Speakman; a daughter, Mary Duke; and a granddaughter, Amanda Duke. Survivors include a daughter, Cindy and her husband Dwayne Ward of Smithville. A son, David and wife Julie Speakman of Smithville. Grandson, Chris and his wife Trista Ward of Lebanon. Granddaughter, Savannah Speakman of Beech Grove. Three great grandchildren, Lilly, Aiden, and Addison of Lebanon. Dear friends, Florence Redmon and Wanda Knox and special neighbor Haskel Martin. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Samantha Jones Hale

Sep 20 2013

92 year old Samantha Jones Hale of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Don Kelly will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Venus A. and Ollie Hendrix Jones; husband, Howard Hale; a son, Carl Hale; three sisters, Christine Chapman, Sarah Lynch, and Ovie Hale; and two brothers, Brown Jones and J.B. Jones. Survivors include three children, Harold and wife Barbara Hale of Smithville, Jimmy and wife Jacque Hale of the Keltonburg Community, and Helen and husband Joe Taylor of Smithville. Grandchildren, Craig and wife Patricia Hale, Crystal Chalfant, Tyson Scott Hale, Audrey Leighton Hale and fiancé Cory Adams, and Becky and husband Mike Crocker. Great grandchildren, Christian and husband Charles Cox, Nicholas Hale, Elizabaeth Chalfant, Andrew Blake Hale, Micha Nicole Hale, and Byron Wilson. Three great great grandchildren, several loving nieces and nephews, and special caregivers Angela Davis, Cathy Clayton, and Paulette Duggin. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Sue Gora

Sep 20 2013

80 year old Betty Sue Gora of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired factory worker. A memorial service will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Dowelltown United Methodist Church where she was a member. Matt Long will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Luck and Jessie Hattie Ervin Hill; husband, Rodney Hugo Gora; brothers, Clarence Ervin, Fred, Jack, and I.B. Hill; and sisters, Julia Lyle and Nellie Hill. Survivors include three children, Gaylon Gentry and wife Tammy Gora, Georgette Gora and Jeff Shelton, Rodney Hugo, II and wife Tiffany Gora all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Sasha Covington, Natasha Cervenka, Michael Cervenka, Marissa Tramel, Derek Austin Gora, Jacob Andrew Gora and Malcolm Alexander Gora. Great granddaughter, Olivia Grace Tramel. A sister, Bobbie Pack of Smithville. A brother, Billy Joe Hill of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews. Brothers-in-law, Lewis Gora of Florida and George Gora of Crossville. Sisters-in-law, Helen Taylor of Smithville, Barbara Carter of Smithville, and Berta Merroli of Pennsylvania. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

Katherine Watson

Sep 20 2013

85 year old Katherine Watson of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Walker Memorial Baptist Church in Franklin. Ms. Watson's request was to be cremated. Burial will be in Frazeysburg, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Joseph Watson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Watson; a son, Charles Allen Watson; and a daughter, Laura K. Valentine. Survivors include two children, Robert E. Watson of New Lexington, Ohio and Joseph E. Watson and Ruth Nokes of Baxter. Grandchildren, Raymond Lynch, Sr., Tina "Lynch" Chunn, Wayne Watson, Josh Watson, and Stacy Watson. Great grandchildren, James D. Jr. and Amanda Wiley, Jr., Kerry D. Wiley, Kayla N. Lynch, Anthony P. Lynch, Gabrielle Hinojosa, Cayden Hinojosa, Austin Hinojosa, Raymond J. Lynch, Jr, and Braden Watson. Great great grandchildren, McKinley Wiley, Marcel Hayes, James D. Wiley, III, and Baby Lillian. Son-in-law, David Thomas (Tom) Valentine and a daughter-in-law, Diane Jones. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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