Lawana Faye Curtis

Dec 5 2014

Mrs. Lawana Faye Curtis age 76, of Alexandria, TN, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Curtis was born February 23, 1938 in Smith County, TN, the daughter of the late, Homer Fowler and Willette Potter. She was also preceded in death by her Daughter; Teresa Hunter on May 15, 2006 and by Brother; Billy Clayton Fowler on July 16, 1981. Mrs. Curtis was married to Ralph Curtis in June of 1955. She worked for Alexandria Industrial and the Auburntown and Dowelltown Shirt Factory. Mrs. Curtis was a member of the Lower Helton Baptist Church.

Mrs. Curtis is survived by Husband; Ralph Curtis of Alexandria, TN. Two Sons; Steven (Michelle) Curtis of Alexandria, TN, and Jeffrey (Glenda) Curtis of Alexandria, TN. Grandchildren; Dakota Curtis of Alexandria, TN, Colton Curtis of Alexandria, TN, Will Tarpley of Shelbyville, TN, Derek Tarpley of Elmwood, TN, and Savannah Curtis of Alexandria, TN. One Great-Granddaughter; MaKaeleigh Tarpley. Brother; Daryle Fowler of Carthage, TN.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Curtis are scheduled to be conducted Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2PM at Avant Funeral Home, with Mike Clayborn officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery.

Visitation with the Curtis family will be held at Avant Funeral Home on Saturday from 12 Noon to 8PM and on Sunday from 10AM until the service time at 2PM.

Nina Rose Bain

Dec 5 2014

85 year old Nina Rose Bain of Mount Juliet died Tuesday, November 18 at the Mt. Juliet Health Care Center. A graveside memorial service will be Tuesday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Bain was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Herbert and Myrtle Foutch Puckett; a daughter, Kathy Dobson; and a grandson, Travis Taylor, Sr. Survivors include a grandson, Ian Dobson of Mt. Juliet. A great grandson, Travis Taylor of Mt. Juliet. Two brothers, James Donald Puckett of Smyrna and W.J. Puckett of Coopertown and a sister, Motie Marie Shawondens of Charlotte, Tennessee. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Russell "Donnie" Franks

Dec 4 2014

Mr. Donald Russell "Donnie" Franks age 66 of Smithville, passed away Monday December 1, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 8, 1948 to his parents the late Russell and Jo Ann Franks. Donnie was a former employee of SW Manufacturing and Star Manufacturing. He is survived by his son, Bryan Franks of Hendersonville; uncle, Bailey Dickens of Smithville; 2 cousins, Judy Phillips and Larry and his wife Janie Dickens all of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday 12:30PM until the time of the service at 2:30PM.

Steven Wayne “Mugs” Herron

Dec 2 2014

Funeral services for Steven Wayne “Mugs” Herron, 58, of Baxter will be held Tuesday, December 2 at 11 am in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Gantt officiating. Burial will follow in Boiling Springs Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday 5 pm to 9 pm and Tuesday 9 am until time of services at the funeral home.

Mr. Herron passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at DeKalb County Hospital in Smithville.

He was born September 19, 1956 in Delaware County, Indiana to the late Talmadge “Bye” Herron and Margie Goff Herron.

Mr. Herron was a logger.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Dyer; grandson, Kaden Herron and his father-in-law Ronald Gantt.

He is survived by his wife, Tereasa Diane Gantt Herron of Baxter; three daughters, Beth Nash and husband Richard of Sparta, Rachael Croom and husband KC, and Ashley Herron all of Cookeville; one granddaughter, Bailey Nash of Sparta; three grandsons, Mason Nash of Sparta, Logan Croom and Elias White of Cookeville; four sisters, Joann Lafever and husband Robert of Baxter, Susie Simmons and husband Charles of Cookeville, Darlene Burch and husband Larry of Smithville, Linda Maynard and husband Jimmy of Baxter; his mother-in-law, Aline Gantt of Baxter and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Presley Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

George A. Colgan

Nov 30 2014

86 year old George A. Colgan of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He worked for the Red Cross and ASPCA. He was a Kmart executive and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ida Colgan, Jr.; his wife, Brenda Blair Colgan; and a sister, Jane and husband Bob Hoerger. Survivors include a daughter, Kerri and husband Neal Wait of Minnesota. Three sons, Keel Colgan of Baltimore, Trace and wife Vivian Colgan of Florida, and Crede and wife Carina Colgan of Smithville. A step-son, Scott and wife Tammy Turner of Smithville. Nine grandchildren. One niece, Kathy Compton. Mother of his children, Helen Matthews of North Carolina. Special caregivers, Deanna Brooks, Elizabeth Smith, and April Hale. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the DeKalb County Animal Coalition.

Delmar Glen Nokes

Nov 29 2014

Delmar Glen Nokes, age 59 died Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014 at Stones River Hospital E/R. He was a native of Cannon County.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lori Rigsby Nokes of Short Mountain Community; Children, Toby Reece Nokes of Smithville & Brock Gabriel (Jennifer) Nokes of Buffalo Valley; Grandchildren, Jayde, Tayvian, Desmond, Lindsey, Justice, Alivia, Alexis, & Paige Nokes; Sister, Vicky Jones of Murfreesboro; and Brother, Wade Nokes of Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death his parents, Dorothy Cope Nokes & Delmar Truman Nokes; and brothers, Mike Woods & Timothy "Alb" Nokes.

Mr. Nokes was a member of the House of Prayer and was retired from Carrier & Nokes Martial Arts for 15 years. He was a national member of WADO-RYU Association.

Memorial service will be 2 PM Sunday, November 30, 2014 with Bro. B.J. Thomason officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 12-2 PM Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

James Edward Sandlin

Nov 28 2014

James Edward Sandlin age 81 of Watertown died Thursday evening, Nov. 27, 2014 at Kindred Health Care in Carthage. He was the son of the late Olvie and Willie Hale Sandlin and was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Elizabeth Sutton. James was a graduate of Liberty High School and was a carpenter. He is survived by a sister, Eva Nash of Chapel Hill; 3 nieces, Gayle (Ronnie) Boles of Brush Creek, Brenda (John) Ivy and Debra Wesson both of Chapel Hill; 4 great nieces and 2 great nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at the Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be from Noon till service time on Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home.

Louvelle Anderson

Nov 28 2014

Louvelle Anderson age 79 of Liberty passed away Friday November 28, 2014 at the Woodbury Health & Rehab. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Elsie Bennett White. She was a retired CNA and member of Prosperity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband James Anderson; Daughter: Doris Ann Riddle and Brother: TJ White. Funeral Services will be held 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Thurman Seber officiating and burial to follow in the Anderson Cemetery in Cottage Home. Visitation with the family will be held Saturday 2:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Survivors include son Garry (Lori) Anderson of Liberty; 6 Grandchildren: James Garry Anderson Jr., Michael Lynn Anderson of Liberty, Jamie (Holly) Anderson of Smithville, Shannon (Jessica) Anderson, Jerry (Jaya) Harwell and Tosha (Tommy) Maynard all of Smithville; 9 Great-grandchildren; Sisters: Billie Joyce Webster, Jo Dean Redmon and Jewell Tate all of Smithville; Special friends, Sue Lassiter and David Graul. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Darrell Knowles

Nov 25 2014

Darrell Knowles age 43 of Smithville passed away Sunday evening in Smithville. Darrell was born April 4, 1971 to his parents, the late Jimmy Knowles and Linda Faye Neal Knowles. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Woodrow and Lorene Knowles and maternal grandparents, Clarence and Lillian Hale Neal. Darrell was a Tennessee State Trooper for 11 years, and was working in Heat & Air and Electrical. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Trinity Assembly in Algood. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Knowles of Smithville; 4 children, Breanna and Britney Knowles of Smyrna and Alexis and Hunter Hawkins of Smithville; mother, Linda Faye Knowles of Smithville; 2 sisters, Becky Knowles and Sharron Kay Skinner of Smithville; Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; mother-in-law, Tammie Sue McBride; father-in-law, Steve and Meredith Summers; brother-in-law, Jessie Summers all of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Friday, November 28, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Donnie Kelly, David Kilgore, Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Terrell Crook

Nov 23 2014

Doris Terrell Crook passed away at DeKalb Community Hospital on November 23, 2014, at the age of 84.

Doris was the third child of Robert and Lucille Herndon. She is preceded in death by her father Robert R. Herndon and her mother Lucille Herndon; her husband Bernice E. Terrell, father of her two sons David R. and Terry W. Terrell; her husband W.C. Crook; her son Terry W. Terrell; and her brothers James C. and Russell Herndon.

She is survived by her son David R. Terrell (Vicky) of Smithville, TN; grandchildren Justin H. Terrell (Emily) of Fairburn, GA, Roth Terrell (Jessica) of Smithville, TN, Julie Puryear (Charles) of Memphis, TN, and John Terrell of Chattanooga, TN; great grandchildren Kate Puryear of Memphis, TN, and Sadie Lynn Terrell of Fairburn, GA; and a host of other relatives.

In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was a loyal friend to many. Her faithful caregiver and friend for many years was Christine Bain of Smithville, TN.

Her later years were spent as a very active family member of the Webb House Assisted Living in Smithville, TN.

As a Christian by faith, she was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church for more than 70 years, and she served on the nursery and friendship committees for many years.

Dr. Justin H. Terrell will be officiating. The service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held on Monday, from 2-8 pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Tuesday from 10 am until the service time at 11 am at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be given to the Smithville First Baptist Church TV ministry.


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