Obituaries

Polly R. Park

May 12 2011

80 year old Polly R. Park died Monday at Yale, Michigan. She was a resident of St. Clair Shore Michigan and a former resident of the Peeled Chestnut Community. She was a Presbyterian and a retired school bus driver. A graveside service will be Monday at noon at the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Tommy Davis will officiate. Visitation will follow the service at the cemetery. Park was preceded in death by her husband, Raymon Park and parents, Henderson and Callie Billings Jackson. Survivors include two daughters, Evie and husband John Smallacombe of Croswell, Michigan and Anne and husband Doug Hoffmann of White Lake, Michigan. Three grandchildren, Melissa, Jessica, and Chelsea Hoffmann all of White Lake, Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Christy Lynn Herring

May 11 2011

27 year old Christy Lynn Herring of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. Herring was a salesperson and she attended the Mount Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church. A memorial service will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bernard Houk will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Greg Mitchell Herring. Survivors include her mother and step-father, Lisa and Wayne Merritt of Smithville. A sister, Callie Howell of Smithville. One brother, Wyatt Alsdorf of Florida. Grandparents, Roger and Polly Curtis of Florida, Jenny and Pops Alsdorf of Florida, and Sue Merritt of McMinnville. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Tammy Donnell Griffin

May 5 2011

Tammy Donnell Griffin died Wednesday at her residence. She was the daughter of Albert Donnell and the late Joan Malone Donnell. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Francis and Alta Mae Malone and Howard and Grace Donnell. She was a 1977 graduate of DeKalb County High School. She was married to George Michael Griffin on January 1, 1985, and was a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. She worked for Stones River Hospital as an Insurance Representative. Mrs. Griffin is survived by her husband, Michael Griffin and two children, Tara and Tyler Griffin all of Alexandria. Her father, Albert Donnell and his wife Susan of Auburntown. A brother, Tony Donnell of Watertown. Sister-in-law, Jennifer Donnell of Watertown. Special cousin, Stevie Dedmon of Gordonsville. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church. Ben Simpson will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be at Avant Funeral Home on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday at the church after 10:00 a.m. The Griffin family requests that memorials be made to the West Main Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas David Hullett

May 2 2011

53 year old Thomas David Hullett of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a construction worker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dillard Johnson will officiate and burial will be at the Hullett Cemetery at a later time. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Hullett was preceded in death by his father, Brisco Hullet; a son, Thomas Brandon Dee Hullett; and a brother, Gary Lynn Hullett. Survivors include two sisters, Arlene Cookie Hullett of Smithville and Frances Norene "Renny" Stison of Bon Aqua. Two brothers, Erbin Brisco Hullett of Knox Indiana and Michael Allen Hullett of Nashville. A half sister, Rose Mary Luna of Wilmington, Delaware. Special companion, Joyce Judkins of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Gary (Gene) Cox

Apr 28 2011

57 year old Gary (Gene) Cox of Smithville died Thursday at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was a member of the Church of Christ, a U.S. veteran, a carpenter, and a homebuilder. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. John Patterson, Jr. and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse E. Cox and a niece, Amanda Cartwright. Survivors include his wife, Vicki Cox of Smithville. Children, Bridget and her husband Bob Halley of Jenks, Oklahoma, Erica Cox and Brandon Gay of Smithville, Jesse Cox of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Sara Patterson of Alexandria, John, Jr. and wife Jessica Patterson, and Kristi Henry of Castalian Springs and Shone Petty of Smithville. Grandchildren, Bryce Halley, Paige Burton, David Burton, Nelissa Dowell, Dalton Bain, John Patterson III, Rachel Patterson, Caleb Henry, A.J. Oster, and Chloe Petty. His mother, Alice Louise Cox of Smithville. Sisters, Linda Cartwrght and Debra Robertson of Smithville. A brother, Stanley and wife Judy Cox of Okay, Oklahoma. A niece, Andrea Burton. Two great nieces and nephew and many special friends. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Jewel Reed Arnold

Apr 27 2011

64 year old Jewel Reed Arnold of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired machine operator at Carrier Corporation and a Primitive Baptist minister. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Elder Jeff Winfrey will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Robinson. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Christeen Young Arnold; a son, Dennis Reed and wife Gina Arnold; five grandchildren, Kealah Curtis, Adam, Jordan, Bryson, and Samuel Arnold all of Smithville. One great grandchild, Gauge Pack. Parents, Ralph, Jr. and Ethel Christine Young Arnold and a brother, Ricky and his wife Debbie Arnold all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Emmett S. Cobble

Apr 26 2011

96 year old Emmett S. Cobble of Smithville died Monday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Freddie Copeland will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the service at 4:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wives, Christine Cobble and Ruby Cobble; parents, Will and Addie Mae Cobble; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Rose Cobble; two other sons, James Cobble, Johnny Paul Cobble; two sisters, Maggie Cobble and Valley Hucklebee; and two grandchildren, Angel and Chris Cobble. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Smith of Smithville. One son, Bill Cobble of Smithville. One daughter-in-law, Helen Cobble of Crossville. Eight grandchildren, Amanda Smith and fiance Ralph McIntyre, Miranda Smith, Amanda Cobble and Josh Turner, Keisha Farless, Josh McCowan, Nicole Cobble, and fiance Carlos Godsey all of Smithville, Michael Cobble of Crossville, and Nancy Cobble of Maryland. Fifteen great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Marvin T. Naive, Jr.

Apr 25 2011

88 year old Marvin T. Naive, Jr. of Brentwood died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. A memorial service will be Thursday at noon at the United Methodist Church of Brentwood, where he was a member. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at noon. at the church. He was a salesperson/entrepreneur; a Mason, member of the National Geographic Society, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and the Boonesboro Society. Naive was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Thomas, Sr. and Sara Naive; a son; a daughter; and a sister. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Jewel Naive of Brentwood. A son, Thomas and his wife Kathy Naive of Smithville. Seven grandchildren. Six great grandchildren. One brother, Jim and wife Nell Naive of Montgomery, Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Webb House at 115 Jennings Lane, Smithville in lieu of flowers.

Melvin Franklin McCormick

Apr 22 2011

75 year old Melvin Franklin McCormick of Smithville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a factory worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Phillip Adcock will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester Franklin and Ollie Myrtle Adcock McCormick. Survivors include a daughter, Janice and husband Larry Blish of Smithville. A granddaughter, Stephanie Dodson of McMinnville. Four great granddaughters, Kelsi Glenn, Allissa Glenn, Selena Glenn, and Atlantis Dodson. Four sisters, Fay and husband Franklin Adcock of Smithville, Ann Hallum of Smithville, Linda and husband Ralph Womack of McMinnville, and Kathy and husband Glen Cannon of Rock Island. Three brothers, James and wife Charlotte McCormick of McMinnville, Leonard McCormick of Smithville, and Bobby and wife Patricia McCormick of Smithville. Special friend, Dot Underwood of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses iin lieu of flowers.

Henry Bernice Cantrell

Apr 20 2011

85 year old Henry Bernice Cantrell of the Keltonburg Community died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He was a farmer, Mason, and a member of the Keltonburg United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 11:00 a.m. A Masonic service will be held Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Neely Cantrell; a son, Michael Cantrell; parents, William and Ella Cantrell; brothers and sisters, Frances Cantrell, Jim Bill Cantrell, Lee Cantrell, Maureen Jones, Opal Cantrell, and Ethelene and Othalene Cantrell. Survivors include a son, Douglas and his wife Lynn Cantrell and a daughter, Sherree and her husband Brett Curtis of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Anthony, Tony, Corey, and Chad Cantrell, and Courtney and Alison Curtis all of Smithville. Eight great grandchildren, Davis Gillespie, Ethan Payton, Raven, Eli, Jenna, Ansley, and Avery Cantrell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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