Obituaries

Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Murphy

Nov 23 2010

50 year old Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Murphy of Smithville died Sunday in Butner, North Carolina. He was a Baptist , a U.S. Army Veteran, and a nurseryman. The family has chosen direct cremation. No service will be held. Murphy was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Lee Murphy; his parents, L.C. and Frances Parsley Murphy; and a brother, Bruce Murphy. Survivors include his wife, Tabatha Murphy of McMinnville. Children, Danny Ray Murphy of Smithville, Jeffery Murphy of Cookeville, Frances Shantell Murphy, Buddy Lee Murphy, and Samantha Jo Murphy all of Smithville. Step-children, Lisa Darnail Johnson, Christopher Avery Johnson, and Daniel Lynn Johnson all of Smithville. Several sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews. Two brothers-in-law, Ellis Dewayne Carlton of Smithville and Edward Elam Carlton, III of Centertown. Mother-in-law and life long friend, Jo Frances Martin of Smithville. Father-in-law, Ricky Lynn Martin, Sr. of Smithville and sister and life long friend, Billie Robin Buck of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Mason Adcock

Nov 22 2010

81 year old James Mason Adcock of Smithville died Sunday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was retired from the Chrysler Corporation. He was also a logger with Adcock Logging Company and a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tim Bennett, Dwight Knowles, and Johnny Adcock will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Odus and Bessie Young Adcock; a son, Calvin Adcock; and three daughters, Janice, Deborah, and Patricia Adcock. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Judkins Adcock; a daughter, Kathy and her husband Steve Merz; and a son, Lee Adcock. Five grandchildren, Stephanie Adcock Johnson, Mason Adcock Brandt, Daniel Adcock Brant, Ashley Brandt, and Quinton Adcock. Four great grandchildren, Makira, Emma, Aspen, and Carmon Johnson. One sister, Katie Adcock. Four brothers, Ray Adcock, Franklin and wife Faye Adcock, Mitchell and wife Imogene Adcock, and Albert and wife Christine Adcock all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eugene Dunn

Nov 20 2010

83 year old Eugene Dunn of Smithville died Friday at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was a farmer, a Methodist, and a World War II Army Veteran. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Steffee and Sandra Kirby will officiate and burial will be in the Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Riley and Ada Helen Pedigo Dunn and two brothers, Olan and Harley Dunn. Survivors include three brothers, James and his wife Shirley Dunn and Lonnie Dunn of Smithville and William Harvey and wife Charlene Dunn of Michigan. One niece, Elaine and her husband Marlon Gill of Indiana. Two nephews, Barry Dunn and Mitch Cantrell of Michigan. Several great nieces and great nephews and great great nieces and great great nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ellen Josephine Davis Hendrixson

Nov 19 2010

89 year old Ellen Josephine Davis Hendrixson of McMinnville died Thursday at Raintree Manor. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of McMinnville where she served as Sunday School Superintendent. Hendrixson was preceded in death by her parents, Abner and Lizzie Davis. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home. Bob Case will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. She is survived by her husband, Bill Evins Hendrixson of McMinnville. Two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosalyn and Earl Partin of McMinnville and Lizanne and Jim Hunter of Louisville, Kentucky. Grandchildren, Ellen Hunter of Menlo Park, California, Will Partin of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Emily Partin of McMinnville, and Samuel Hunter of Louisville, Kentucky. High Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the First United Methodist Church of McMinnville.

Willie "Sarge" Grady Thomas

Nov 19 2010

77 year old Willie "Sarge" Grady Thomas of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a Baptist and a nursery worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Emma Martin Thomas; a son, Willie "Gabby" Thomas; grandchildren, Patrick Thomas and Shaina Matthews; a brother, Junior Thomas; and a sister, Rose Dunn. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Thomas of Smithville. Children, Judy and husband Doyle Hale of Smithville, David "Doc" and wife Caprece Thomas of McMinnville, and Debbie and husband Roy Matthews of Smithville. Grandchildren, Corey Thomas, Brandon Thomas, Michael Thomas, Kimberly Ward, Kaylee Hale, Jennifer Kirby, Kristy Thomas, Ethan Matthews, and Caleb Matthews. Sisters, Pauline and husband Roscoe Frazier of Dowelltown and Sally Grissom of Gordonsville. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers, DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Juanita Haley

Nov 19 2010

93 year old Juanita Haley of the Green Hill Community died Thursday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker, member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. Order of the Eastern Star, Short Mountain Chapter #474 in Smithville, WMU at Gath Baptist Church, and the Family and Community Education in Dibrell. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.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 husband, Robert Eston Haley; a son, Paul Gentry Haley; grandson, Stephen Earl Haley; parents, Wyatt Lee and Lola Edith Griffith Davis; brothers and sisters, Glenn Austin Davis, Wilma Rebecca Pressley, Joe Wyatt Davis, Lillian Helena Davis, Lee Farr Davis, and Jim Sloan Davis. Survivors include children, Pat and husband Bill Goff, Robert Wayne Haley, Carolyn and husband Arnold Sotke, David and wife Marsha Haley, and Vicki Haley. Grandchildren, Kimberly Goff Parant, Douglas and wife Diane Haley, Jason and wife Stacy Sotke, Kristin Goff, Brandy Sotke-Boyd, Heather and husband Christopher Priddy, Eric and wife Nicole Haley, Megan and husband Brian Worley. Great grandchildren, Joshua Parant, Adam Parant, Kala Milanovick, Rebecca Wehrmann, Cali Haley, Colby Haley, Jordin Milanovich, Chase Milanovich, Calen Priddy, Eston Sotke, Dylan Worley, Nathan Priddy, Luke Sotke, Owen Worley, and Lauren Priddy. Great great grandchild, Lydia Sloan Parant. Sisters, Evelyn "Tincy" Young and Billie Marie Leckliter. Sisters-in-law, Jean Haley and Janice Davis. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. The family asks that donations be made to Bethel Cemetery or Caris Hospice, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie Clara Hooberry

Nov 17 2010

52 year old Bonnie Clara Hooberry of Smithville died Wednesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Richard Franklin will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Risner Green and her grandparents. Survivors include two daughters, Amy Carpenter of Smithville and Tiffany and husband Michael Remo of Portland. One son, Steven Hooberry of Ashland City. Her father, Robert Green of Lebanon. Six grandchildren, Brittney and Billy Carpenter of Smithville, Drew and Logan Miles of Portland, and Jaci and Marlee Remo of Portland. One sister, Connie Armour of Smithville. Two brothers, Dennis Harvey of White House and Phillip Green of Florida and companion Billy Crymes. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Velma Miller Hale

Nov 17 2010

82 year old Velma Miller Hale of Murfreesboro died Tuesday at Community Care of Rutherford County. She was a retired salesman for Holiday Portrait and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Hale; parents, Alfred and Mary Etta Williams Miller; four brothers, Luther, Toy, Valter, and Orval Miller; and two sisters, Nettie Kelley and Mettie Weston. Survivors include a daughter, Angela May of Arkansas. One son, Dane and his wife Nora Hale of Murfreesboro. A step-son, Jim and his wife Faye Hale of Woodbury. Two grandsons, Michael Trevisone of Arkansas and Christopher May of Arkansas. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Faye Smith

Nov 16 2010

71 year old Faye Smith of Dowelltown died Tuesday at her residence. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Thursday at noon at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Shannon Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in the Keith Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Smith; a daughter, Penny Wilson; parents, Johnny Austin and Maggie Keith Braswell; and nieces and nephews, Courtney Pirtle and Josh and Jeremy Colwell. Smith is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Tony Lawson of Smithville. A brother and sister-in-law, James and Ruth Pirtle of Smithville. Aunts, Florene Mullican and Evelyn Allen. Special nephew, Buddy Smith. Nieces, Teresa Murphy of Sparta, Tina Knowles of Smithville, Judy Hale of Smithville, and Angela Bain of Smithville. Nephews, Anthony Adcock, Danny Pirtle, and Randy Smith all of Smithville. Special great niece, Tanya Murphy and several great nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha O. Bluhm

Nov 15 2010

83 year old Martha O. Bluhm of Smithville died Monday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a machine operator at Kingston Timer and a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Bluhm; parents, William Overton Hale, Sr. and Martha Ervin Hale; a daughter, Dianna Bluhm; a step-son, Johnny Manford Bluhm; three brothers, Charlie, Howard, and Junior Hale; and six sisters, Hallie Cassity, Prudy Pinegar, Ruby Leduex, Julie Gregory, Barbara Billings, and Ruth Walls. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Price of Doyle and Cathy and her husband Ronald Clayton of Smithville. One son, Jerry and his wife Faye Bluhm of Cookeville. Nine grandchildren, Jeremy Haas of Smithville, Stephanie Fagan of Smithville, Jennifer and her husband Burt Silcox of Riverwatch, Christie Bluhm of Indiana, Shelly and her husband Kevin Shively of Kentucky, Derrick and his wife Kristy Hutchings of Sparta, Matthew and his wife Nasha Bluhm of Sevierville, Johnny Bluhm of Nashville, and Jimmy Bluhm of Georgia. Five great grandchildren, Cheyenne Fagan of Smithville, Misty and her husband Scott Walker of Smithville, Jamie and his wife Melissa Bluhm of McMinnville, and Brock and Owen Shively of Kentucky. One sister, Evelyn Taylor of Smithville. One brother-in-law, Austin and his wife Regina Billings of Smyrna. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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