Martha Jane Linder Tisdale Kelley

Aug 26 2014

95 year old Martha Jane Linder Tisdale Kelley of Lebanon died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southside Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Herman Kelly and Hobert Tisdale; a daughter, Darlene Tisdale and a grandson, Steve Tisdale; two great grandchildren, Ian Tisdale and Dillon Petty; parents, Bill and Malissia Barks Linder; four brothers, Shebray, Classie, George and Sidney Linder; and four sisters, Mary Lou Linder, Ada Boyd, and Rene Martin and Gene Evans. Survivors include six children, Billy and Lera Tisdale of Smithville, Bobby and Pat Tisdale, Ann Tisdale, Hobert, Jr. and Joyce Tisdale, and Nancy Tisdale all of Lebanon and Rickey and Suzann Tisdale of Carthage. Twenty three grandchildren, forty six great grandchildren, twenty eight great great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Melvin Johnson

Aug 22 2014

76 year old Kenneth Melvin Johnson of Smithville died Friday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a Baptist and a retired butcher. A graveside service will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Gladys Johnson; a son, Benny Johnson; and a brother, Leamon Johnson. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mildred Adcock Johnson; a daughter, Greta and husband Mike Adcock; and two sons, Kenny and Anthony Johnson all of Smithville. A brother, Elmus Johnson of Smithville Seven grandchildren, Adam and Gretchen Adcock of California, Matthew Adcock, Wayne and wife Billie Johnson, Tony Johnson, and Logan Johnson all of Smithville, Cody Johnson of Murfreesboro, and Victoria Johnson of Rock Island. Two great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jason Bain

Aug 21 2014

49 year old Jason Bain of Liberty died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and a mechanic. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bain-Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Bain was preceded in death by his parents, J.E. Bain and Mary Shehane and two sisters, Tina and Peggy Frances Bain. He is survived by seven children, Michael Bain of Alexandria, Candace and Jazmine Bain both of Indiana, Mindy Bain of Chestnut Mound, Jaylon Bain of Smithvillle, and Jozlyn and Vega Bain both of Liberty. Eight grandchildren. Two sisters, Peggy and Tommy Hensley of Sparta and Melinda Griffith of Alexandria. Five brothers, Jerry Bain of Temperance Hall, Larry Bain of Smithville, David "Cotton" and Priscilla Bain of Smithville, Jimmy Bain of Smithville, and Johnny and Kristy Bain of Lancaster. Fiance, Christina Murphy of Liberty. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeromie Wayne Mashburn

Aug 19 2014

35 year old Jeromie Wayne Mashburn of Smithville died Sunday. He was a CNA and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Shaune Sanders will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his parents, Jerry and Marilyn Gulley Mashburn of Smithville. A sister, Maranda and Samuel Murphy of Smithville. Three nephews, Jacob, Malachi, and Gryffon Murphy all of Smithville. One niece, Angelica Murphy of Smithville. Grandparents, Ernest and Mildred Mashburn and Harvey and Modine Gulley all of Alabama. A host of family and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asks that donations please be made in lieu of flowers to the funeral home to help with burial expenses,

Danny Wilson Young

Aug 21 2014
Danny Wilson Young

Danny Wilson Young, 64, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Veteran's Hospital in Nashville. He was surrounded by his wife and children.

He was a native of Smithville, Tennessee; he was a son of the late Doak Wilson Young and Audrey Dell Young Harris. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Joanna Arnold and Janis Evans.

He had lived in Carter County for a number of years; he also traveled regularly as a mechanical contractor. Danny served in the United States Army, Military Police, for two tours during the Vietnam Era.

He enjoyed wood working and tinkering in his workshop and was an avid Vols Fan who listened mostly to the Rolling Stones, but had a deep appreciation for most classic rock and anyone who shared a stage with Mick and Keith. He had the best sense of humor and was always making jokes. Danny would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it, and give you a few extras just in case. He was known as being kind and generous. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Survivors include his wife: Kathy Edwards Young; son: Chad Young and wife, Casi, Nashville; daughters: Emily Young, Knoxville, Lindsay Young Honaker and husband, Brian, Knoxville. He is also survived by two step-daughters: Selina Stout and husband, Shaun, Elizabethton, and Ronda Carpenter and husband, Joseph, Elizabethton; and their children: Maylie Stout, Gage Stout and Benjamin Carpenter. Lastly, his niece, Ronda Young and husband, Tim, Smithville.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014, in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. The Eulogy will be given by Chad Young.

Interment will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion & Tennessee National Guard. Music will be provided by Sally Berry and Bill Anderson. Active Pallbearers will be: Ronnie Tramel, Tim Young, Shaun Stout, Joseph Carpenter, Brian Honaker and Joe Smithdeal.

The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to everyone who provided support of any kind during Danny's hospital stay and especially the staff in MICU at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Young to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Condolences may be emailed to

Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, TN, is serving the Young Family.

Sarah Bullington Clark

Aug 21 2014
Sarah Bullington Clark

Mrs. Sarah Bullington Clark, age 36 of Alexandria, TN passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Sarah was born June 17, 1978 in Nashville, TN the daughter of James and Connie Mauzy Bullington. She was preceded in death by her Paternal Grandmother; Ellen Stevens. Paternal Grandfather; Walter Russell Bullington, and Maternal Grandmother; Jean Mauzy. She was a 1996 graduate of Gordonsville High School and later received her Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from University of Tennessee at Memphis. She worked as a Dental Hygienist for the office of Cliff Duke, D.D.S. for the past 13 years. She married Thomas Ray Clark on October 21, 2006. Sarah was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church in the Grant Community, where she served in many capacities. She was a life-long cheerleader, having cheered from age 6 through her collegiate years, and continued cheering people on in life even in recent years. She had a deep sense of pride for Gordonsville High School and was the biggest cheerleader for the Tigers.

Mrs. Clark is survived by her Husband; Tommy Clark of Alexandria, TN, Mother; Connie Bullington of Gordonsville, TN, Father; Jim Bullington of Hickman, TN, Two Brothers; Jonas (Ginger) Bullington of Gordonsville, TN and Erik (Krista) Bullington of Lebanon, TN. Maternal Grandfather; Keith Mauzy of Markleville, IN. She is also survived by 15 Nieces and Nephews and a host of Relatives and Friends.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Clark are scheduled to be conducted Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2PM at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Bro. Doug Dillard will officiate and Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Clark family will be held on Friday from 4PM to 9PM and on Saturday from 10AM until service time at 2PM.

The Clark Family request that donations in Sarah’s memory be made to the charity of your choice.

Polly Grace

Aug 18 2014

80 year old Polly Grace of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a Pentecostal and a former CNA at NHC Healthcare. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Royce Moore will officiate and burial will be in the Brazell Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Issac and Mary Neal Pedigo; two brothers, L.P. and Joe Neal Pedigo; six sisters, Mable Waggoner, Louise Shehane, Ruby Summers, Letha Peters, Ammie Pedigo, and Harriett Pedigo. Survivors include a daughter, Tressa Banks Wauford of Smithville. A granddaughter, Melanie Johnston of Sparta. Grandson, John Cory Vickers of Smithville. Two sisters, Geraldean and Lee Nave of Smithville and Ella and Mel Miller of Georgia. Dear friend, Jessica Duncan of Sparta and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dr. Gary Wilson Cripps

Aug 15 2014

69 year old Dr. Gary Wilson Cripps of Smithville died Wednesday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. Dr. Gary Cripps was a Methodist. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy & taught at the UT Pharmacy School. He was a member of the American Pharmacist & the Tennessee Pharmacist Associations. Dr. Cripps was a retied Pharmacist of Cripps-France Pharmacy here in Smithville. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 4pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation with the Cripps family will be held on Saturday the 23rd from 2-4pm at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson & Frances Grizzle Cripps & a brother, Wayne Grizzle Cripps. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Susan Young Cripps of Smithville. 3 children, Marcy Frances Cripps of Smithville, Susannah Cripps Daughtry & husband Blake of AL & Molly Rebecca Cripps of Nashville. 4 grandchildren, Elizabeth “Libby” Hufham, Katherine “Kate” Hufham, Wallace Daughtry & John “Jeb” Daughtry all of AL. 1 brother, Hugh Don & wife Rita Cripps of Smithville & a sisters-in-law, Marsha & husband Dr. David Darrah of Smithville. Nieces & nephews, Rachael Cripps McCarter of Cookeville, Martha Cripps Cooper of Smithville, Sarah Cripps, Greg Cripps, Jason Cripps & Ashby Cripps Woodward all of Smithville, Justin Cripps of Sparta, Jane Darrah Ramsey & Kate Darrah Miller both of Smithville. Many cousins also survive. In Lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations please be made to Lighthouse Christian Camp Widows Home, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, First United Methodist Church or The University of TN College of Pharmacy in memory of Dr. Gary Cripps. (Contact the funeral home for info. to donate)

Cheryl Pedigo Perkins

Aug 13 2014

44 year old Cheryl Pedigo Perkins of Dowelltown, passed away Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Aaron Pedigo and Freeda Robinson Pedigo. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Bill Phillips and maternal grandmother, Annie Lee Taylor. Cheryl was disabled and formerly worked at SW Manufacturing. She is survived by her husband, Dwayne Perkins of Lebanon; daughter, Charica Perkins of Dowelltown; step-son, Dillon Clark of Lebanon; Mother, Freeda Phillips of Dowelltown; 1 Sister, Brenda Dilldine of Sparta; 1 Brother, David (Tina) Pedigo of Smithville; 2 Nephews and 1 Niece, Dustin Pedigo, Aareyann and Daylon Luna; Uncle, Ray (Teresa) Robinson of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Friday, August 15, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Danny Bandy officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM.

Dr. Felty Colwell

Aug 12 2014

Dr. Felty Colwell, age 80, of Scottsville KY died Sunday August 10, 2014 at the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green.

The Smithville, TN native was the son of the late C.D. Colwell and Edna Certain Colwell. He was a chiropractor in Scottsville KY for 34 years, enjoyed farming for much of his life and was a member of the Scottsville First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sarah Inglis Colwell, one son Dr. Blake Colwell of Elizabethtown, KY, two daughters Michelle Fane and husband Dr. Bruce Fane of Bowling Green KY, Stephanie Gillam of Bowling Green, KY four grandchildren Meredith and Chandler Fane and Savannah and Nicholas Gillam all of Bowling Green, KY one brother Dr. Frank Colwell of Smithville, TN two sisters Charlene Pipkin of Lafayette, TN and Rose Dillen of Smithville, TN, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the T.W. Crow and Son Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the T.W. Crow and Son Funeral Home with burial in Bowling Green Gardens, Bowling Green KY.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky and the American Red Cross.


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