Obituaries

Lillian Ruth Beasley

Apr 30 2009

81 year old Lillian Ruth Beasley of Dowelltown and formerly of Estill Springs died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Mrs. Beasley made her home in Franklin County until 2005 when she moved to Dowelltown. Beasley is preceded in death by her husband, David Beasley and her mother and father. She is survived by her son, Barnie and LuAnne Creek of Dowelltown; Nathan and Teri Beasley of Lambertsville, Ohio; David and Joyce Beasley of Toledo, Ohio. A granddaughter, Candace Danielle Smith of Dowelltown. Three grandsons, Brayden Seth Creek of Dowelltown, and John and Jason Beasley of Lambertsville, Ohio. Great great-granddaughter, Nadia Celeste Meyer of Dowelltown. Special extended family, Barbara & Eric VanDuzen of Toledo, Ohio and Pat & Gary Mucha of Smithville. The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester. David McGee will officiate. Burial will follow at Watson – North Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m.until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Watson-North Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Billie Ferrell Haley

Apr 28 2009

86 year old Mrs. Billie Ferrell Haley of the Dibrell Community died Sunday at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. She was born in DeKalb County, a homemaker, and a member of the Dibrell Church of Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Steve Hillis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Haley was preceded in death by her parents, John Elisha and Dovie Mae Lassiter Ferrell and her husband, Roy E. Haley. Survivors include her children, Carole and husband Greg Thrower of Houston, Texas and Ann Haley Hutchings of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Amanda Carolina Thrower, Kim and husband Richard Lucas, Lilly and husband Allen King, and Martha Alethea Hutchings. Great grandchildren, Trey King, Will King, and Lilly Elizabeth Lucas. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dibrell Memorial Museum or to the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

Minnie Bell Ervin

Apr 27 2009

105 year old Minnie Bell Ervin of Gallatin died Sunday at Brandywood Nursing Home. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Sumner Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Alexander Funeral Home. Ervin was born in Smithville, daughter of the late Felix Ervin and Elsie Hicks Ervin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruby Page, Cora Ervin, Emma Ervin, and Rosie Durham. She is survived by one brother, Bill Ervin of Smithville and a niece, Betty Poole of Saint Charles, Missouri. Alexander Funeral Home of Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements.

Dollie Gertrude Massa Turner

Apr 27 2009

80 year old Dollie Gertrude Massa Turner of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holiness faith. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Gertie Johnson Ferrell; husbands, Will Johnson, W.R. Massa, and W.H. Turner; a daughter, Irene Johnson Bain; five step daughters, Lela Mae Hobbs, Maggie Bell Ashford, Willie Mae Nash, Myrtle Turner Ezell, and Bertha Massa Earley. Four step sons, Claudie, Hubert, and Andrew Johnson and Harley Massa. Three sisters, Linnie McMahan, Media Waldon, and Bessie Overbey. Three brothers, Jim, Robert, and Earl C. Ferrell. Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Dyer Stanley of Sparta, Jo Ann and husband Aubrey Meece of Dowelltown, and Linda Steinmark of Florida. Two sons, Dale and his wife Lisa Bain of Smithville and Randall and his wife Donna Massa of Smyrna. Three step-daughters, Johnnie Hobbs of Murfreesboro, Lillian Dalton of Baxter, and Betty Rose Newby of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren. One sister, Ernestine Brown of Woodbury and a brother, Kenneth Ferrell of Florida. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cora Hampton

Apr 24 2009

92 year old Cora Hampton of Smithville died Friday at NHC of Smithville. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of God of Prophecy. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mary Harmon Lawson; her husband, Lewis Hampton; three brothers, Hershel, Floyd, and Clarence Lawson; and five sisters, Estie Scurlock, Alice Seymour, Flora Warren, Lela Bratcher, and Emmer Hale. She is survived by a sister, Nettie Curtis; a sister-in-law, Lillie Mae Lawson, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Thomas O'Conner

Apr 23 2009

82 year old Robert Thomas O'Conner of Dowelltown died Wednesday at Centennial Medical Center. He was a Baptist, a City of Smithville Police Officer and an Alexandria Police Officer, and he was a Mason for over 30 years. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Edwin Moore will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 pm. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Martha Bogle O'Conner and a brother, Norman O'Conner. Survivors include his wife, Doris O'Conner of Dowelltown. Four children, Bobby O'Conner of Dowelltown, Pat O'Conner and Polly Evins of Liberty, Mike and Rachael O'Conner of Dowelltown, and Anita and Dale Smith of Detroit, Michigan. Special grandchildren, Mikey O'Conner and his girlfrriend Courtney Davis and Ashley O'Conner of Dowelltown and Allena O'Conner of Liberty. Twelve grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marlene Sue Stapp

Apr 22 2009

70 year old Marlene Sue Stapp of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a member of the Busy Bees, the Ladies Guild at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church, and the FCE. She was also a retired book keeper at Moog. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church. Father Jim Bretl 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 noon at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Stapp was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Stapp and her parents, Robert and Mollie Magee. She is survived by her children, Sherri and husband Mark Hutchings of Smithville, Joe and his wife Angee Stapp of Mishawaka, Indiana, Bill and his wife Tabbetha Stapp of Smithville, Charlu "Buffy" and Willie Frazier of Lascassas, Jim and his wife Donna Stapp of Smithville, and Molly and her husband Steve Craig of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Mandy and husband Chad Schotter, Kyle Stapp, Sarah, Jacob, Abby Frazier, Vanessa Stapp, and Ashley Craig. A brother, Bob and his wife Lois Magee of Greenfield, Indiana. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission or to the American Cancer Society.

Shane Wyatt Davis

Apr 20 2009

38 year old Shane Wyatt Davis of Chicago, Illinois died Thursday at his residence. He was an attorney and a Methodist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Keltonburg United Methodist Church. Dr. John Purdue will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m at the Keltonburg United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Wayne Davis; grandparents, Leslie and Jean Redmon; Jim Solon Davis; an uncle, Billy Jo Davis; and an aunt, Betsy Lynam. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Pam and Billy Hendrixson of Smithville; grandmother, Janice Davis of Smithville; and step-brothers, Hunter Hendrixson of Smithville and Radley Hendrixson of Nashville. A cousin, Jennifer Silcox of Sparta. An uncle, Michael Davis of Nashville, and cousins, Nicole Bird and Mark Lynam of Murfreesboro. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Nettie Elizabeth Hicks Cubbins

Apr 18 2009

100 year old Nettie Elizabeth Hicks Cubbins of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Fannie Mullican Hicks; her husband, William "Bill" Cubbins; and three children, Charles, J.C., and Carolyn Cubbins and one grandchild, Linda Malone. Survivors include three daughters, Myrtle Taylor of Smithville, Eleaise Estes of Smithville, and Dinah and her husband Phillip Cripps of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Archie Wright

Apr 18 2009

79 year old Archie Wright died Friday at the Livingston Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial will be in the Brotherton Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until the funeral. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Thelma Shaver Wright. Five sons and their wives, Roy and Wilma Rockwell of Livingston, John and Teresa Wright of Smithville, Andrew and Lynn Wright of Celina, Frank and Carol Wright of Celina, and Don Rockwell of Livingston. Four daughters and their husbands, Kim and Joe Endsley of Oak Ridge, Bonnie King of Ohio, Roberta Loudon of Ohio, and Shelia Crouse of Ohio. Twenty grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

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