Obituaries

Kenneth Houk

Jan 31 2012

72 year old Kenneth Houk of Smithville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was retired from Toshiba and a Free Will Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk and Avery Brown will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Elsie Viola Bratcher Houk; four brothers, Oliver, Charles, Carl, and Earl Houk; and a sister, Catherine Ervin. Houk is survived by his wife of 52 years, Judy Houk; a son, Timothy and his wife Cindy Houk; two grandchildren, April Warren and Josh and wife Robin Warren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Ruth and husband James Pirtle; two brothers-in-law, Reed Miller and Jackie Ervin; and sister-in-law, Reggie Houk all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

M. Vernelle McClanahan

Jan 30 2012

91 year old M. Vernelle McClanahan of the Mahome Community of Watertown died Saturday at the UMC Hospital in Lebanon. A Baptist and a homemaker, she was born in Watertown. Her parents were the late S.T. King and Etta Malone King. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jason Groe will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. In addition to her parents, McClanahan was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Ford "Pete" McClanahan; sisters, Johnnie Humphrey and Mable Ballew; and her brother, Clyde King. Survivors include a sister, Anna Mai Crowder of Alexandria. A brother, J.W. King of Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Sister-in-law, Jewell King of Brush Creek. Nieces and nephews, Elain and husband Joel Collins of Easley, South Carolina; Michael and wife Dee Humphrey of Russellville, Arkansas; Rochelle and husband Mark Gray of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; and Tim and wife Julie King and Kerry and wife Sarah King all of Belton, Missouri. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Alexandria Library in her name, in lieu of flowers.

Nina Jo Zink

Jan 28 2012

74 year old Nina Jo Zink of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a Baptist and retired from the Humble Oil Company. The funeral will be Thursday at noon at Seaside Memorial Chapel in Corpus Christi, Texas with burial in Seaside Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Seaside Memorial Chapel. She was preceded in death by her husband James Zink; parents, Fred and Edith Shipp; and son, Ches Addkison. She is survived by three children, Jamie and husband John Anderson of Smithville, Wes Addkison of Corpus Christi, TX., and Lisa and husband Alvin Baker of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Brionna Malnofski, Amber Addkison, Ashley Baker, Alexa Anderson, Jimmy Addkison, Sydney Johansen, and Alex Wade Johansen. Nine great-grandchildren. One brother, Albert Rotramble of Corpus Christi, TX and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Corley Oakley

Jan 27 2012

99 year old Wilma Corley Oakley of Alexandria died Friday at NHC in Smithville. She was born in DeKalb County, the daughter of the late William Belva Corley and Lillie Frances Oakley. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jim Burse Oakley; three brothers, George Corley, Alton Corley, and Billy Corley; and three sisters, Ruby Reynolds, Martha Corley, and Louise Vanatta. She was a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. Oakley is survived by her daughter, June and husband David Lancaster of Gordonsville. Three grandchildren, Theresa and husband Ricky Sircy, Danice and husband Gary Whittemore, and Yvonne and husband Kerry Gibbs all of Gordonsville. Seven great grandchildren, ten great great grandchildren, and sisters-in-law, Mary Etta and husband William Paul Griffith of Warren, Michigan and Ruth Corley of Temperance Hall. Oakley will be buried on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation with the Oakley family will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. No visitation will be held on Sunday.

Billy Wayne Malone

Jan 25 2012

78 year old Billy Wayne Malone of Dowelltown died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was affiliated with the Baptist Church. Malone was a Mason, member of DeKalb Lodge #358, construction/concrete worker, and an employee at the Liberty convenience site. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Clayborn, Eric Woods, Johnathon Willoughby, and Andy Malone will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. A Masonic service will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Malone was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Evie Ray Parkerson Malone; a grandson, Cody Ray; granddaughter, Dana Malone; two infant grandchildren; brothers, Robert Don and Roy Malone; and a sister, Frances Moss. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Jean Malone of Dowelltown. Children, Wayne and wife Doris Malone and Donna Willoughby all of Dowelltown and Lisa and husband Kenneth Ray of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Cindy and husband John Armour, Andy and wife Sarah Malone, Johnathon and wife Rena Willoughby, Jessie Willoughby, and Joe and Johnny Ray. Great grandchildren, Brittney and husband Nathan Gard, Nathan Armour, Kelly Armour, Jathan and Lydia Willoughby, and Preston Ray. Great great grandchildren, McKinley and Logan Gard. Sisters, Jimmie and husband David Carter of Liberty and Debbie and husband Danny Bishop of Liberty .DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Velma McGuire

Jan 24 2012

87 year old Velma McGuire of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church for almost 60 years. McGuire was also a retired bank teller and a shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Bass and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb 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 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hobert and Elizabeth Estep; her husband, Dan McGuire; a sister, Inez Young; and a brother, Howard Estep. Survivors include two children, Peggy and husband Brownie Barnes and Danny McGuire and companion Mary Hale of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Jeff, Darrin, and Eric Barnes, Angie Magnuson, and April Hillis. Twelve great grandchildren, Brittney, Cole, Brandon, and Blake Barnes, Colby, Hunter, and Tyler Magnuson, Mark and Michelle McGuire, Tony Johnson, Sky Tucker, and Anakin Hillis. Great great granddaughter, Brooklyn Ponder. Sisters, Ada Witt of Corbin, Kentucky; Jeanette Sharp of Elkton, Kentucky, Bena Mae Seivers of Clinton, Pat O'Neal of Lexington, Kentucky; and Wanda Steele of Corbin, Kentucky. A brother, Don Estep of Corbin, Kentucky. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the charity of your choice, in addition to flowers.

Elmer Bates

Jan 24 2012

87 year old Elmer Bates of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from General Motors and a member of the Covenant Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in the Bates Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Bates was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and two sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Bates of Nashville and Darryl and Betty Clark of Kentucky. One granddaughter, Brenda and husband Ross Cunningham of Kentucky. Two great grandchildren, Brooklyn and Garrett Cunningham and special friend, Jean Love of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Grady Thurman

Jan 24 2012

86 year old Grady Thurman of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ, a retired construction worker, a farmer, and an employee of Carrier. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tim Woodward and Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Thurman was preceded in death by his parents, William Alonzo and Birchie Ann Vaughn Thurman; his wife, Edith Jo Thurman; a daughter, Sandra Sue Thurman; three sisters, Lorrine Foutch, Myrtle Gilam, Nadine Lawrence; and a nephew, Thomas Vaughn. Survivors include a son, William Moss Thurman of Cookeville. A nephew, David "Boxie" Foutch of Smithville. Special niece and nephew, Deborah Goodwin and Carl Lee Webb of Smithville. Special family, Melvin, Teresa, Karley, Carl, Robin, Justin, Mary, and Brayden Knowles; and special friend, Jean Love. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel, in memory of Mr. Grady, in lieu of flowers.

Frank Cantrell

Jan 23 2012

78 year old Frank Cantrell of Dowelltown died Monday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a member of the People's Pentecostal Church, a Mason, member of the Liberty Lodge #77, and he worked in the shoe factory. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.. Robert Presley and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Beulah Ponder Cantrell; a son, Danny Cantrell; granddaughter, Stephanie Cantrell; brothers, Lawrence and Bill Cantrell; and a sister, Nell Conley. Cantrell is survived by his wife, Neodia Cantrell of Dowelltown. A son, Dwight and wife Carol Cantrell of Pikeville. Step-son, Donald and wife Tammy Cantrell of Dowelltown. Six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and one step great granddaughter. Two sisters, Ruth Prinzivalli and Ruby Ballard both of Smithville; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Felicia Ann Murphy

Jan 22 2012

32 year old Felicia Ann Murphy of Liberty died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital E. R. A memorial service will be held Friday at 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A homemaker, Murphy was preceded in death by her parents, Jeff Murphy and Kimberly McCowan, and grandparents, Clyde and Ruby McCowan and "Doc" and Kathleen Murphy. She is survived by three children, Katelyn Walz, Carrie and Haley Carroll, all of Smithville; sister, Kayla Adams of Smithville; brother, Heath and wife Lindsay Murphy of Smithville; friend, Jamie Carroll of Smithville. 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.

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