51 year old David Stephen Hembree died Wednesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rocky Point Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Turner Underhill Hembree. One daughter, Stephanie and her husband Billy Geesling of Hilham. One step-son, Ken and his wife Julie Underhill of Smithville. Four sisters, Bobbie and her husband Steve Bruton, Teresa and her husband Ken Meadows, Gail and her husband Don Conatser, and Susie and her husband Roger McDonald, all of Cookeville. Two brothers, Danny and his wife Kathy Hembree and Terry and his wife Cynthia Hembree all of Cookeville. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Peyton, Eli, and Devin Geesling and Zack and Tyler Underhill of Smithville. Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.
50 year old Nancy Marie Hale of McMinnville and formerly of Smithville died Thursday morning. She was employed as a Senior Buyer at Shiroki North America in Smithville. A memorial service will be held at DeKalb Funeral Chapel on Tuesday. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Patricia Fenimore; two sisters, Lynn and her husband Willard Smith and Robin and her husband Terry Tate; nieces and nephews, Nanci and her husband Eric Drennan, Chris and his wife Jeanette Allen, Patrick Allen, Jamie Tate, and Shawn and Bailey Tate; mother and father-in-law, Josephine and Lloyd Hale; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Patty Hale; and friends Rickey Hale and Lisa Colson. Flowers may be sent to DeKalb Funeral Chapel or in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local Humane Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
53 year old Linda Jean Cooper of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a housewife. A memorial service will be held in Illinois at a later date. Burial will be in the Hammond Cemetery in Hammond, Illinois. She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Brianna Horton. Survivors include children, Amanda and her husband Keith Shuttleworth of Smithville, Eddie Cooper II of Carthage, and Nikesha Pascal of Smithville. Grandchildren, Johnny Horton, Levi Horton, Brooklyn Horton, Kammi Horton, Hailey Shuttleworth, Wayne Shuttleworth, MaKayla Shutttleworth, Jamison Shuttleworth, Daniel Shuttleworth, Ambria Cooper, Selena Cooper, Kaden Pascal, and Mia Pascal. Parents, Lloyd and Esther Talkington of Illinois and brothers, Paul, Gary, and Dale Talkington. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
68 year old Dr. Joseph Lee Caten of McMinnville died Sunday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Caten was a graduate of the School of Medicine at Wayne State University and was a practicing physician for 41 years having retired from active practice in 2005. He worshipped with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Dr. Caten was preceded in death by his parents Charles Denton and Emma Lee Roller Caten. The funeral wil be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Bishop Michael Weeter will officiate and burial will be in Stubblefield Cemetery. The Caten family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Darlene Anderson Caten of McMinnville and their seven children, Joey and Tracy Caten of Morrison; Brian and Rosanne Caten of McMinnville; Eric and Camille Caten of Sandy Utah; Cristie Caten Newman and husband Tony of Ramona, California; Steven and Holly Caten of American Fork, Utah; Justin and Kimberly Caten of McMinnville; and Jamie Caten Lyman and husband Thom of Blanding, Utah. Grandchildren include Dylan, Dusty, and Anna Caten; Bryce, Alyson, Kara, Bradley, and Mitchell Caten; Reilly, Felicia, Claudia, and Charlie Caten; Jacob, Derie, Cari Ann, and Chase Newman; London Caten; Caleb and Grace Caten; and Ella, Edward, and Abe Caten. Other extended family include uncle and aunt, Herman and Helen Roller of Rock Island, Another aunt, Bobbie Ford of Smithville and the Caten and Roller families. Dr. Caten's professional family is his nurse of thirty plus years, Pat Hall and his receptionists, Carla Parsons and Debbie Blocker. Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Perpetual Education Fund, 183 Underwood Road, McMinnville, 37110 or to the charity of your choice. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
45 year old Sandra Lee Brown Grandstaff of Alexandria died Monday at UMC Medical Center in Lebanon. She was a Baptist and a machine operator for Hartman Luggage. The funeral will be Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Junior Hibdon and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Brown and a sister, Donna Kay Florida. Survivors include two daughters, Kristy Grandstaff of Alexandria and Leah Grandstaff of Brush Creek. Three sisters, Charlene and her husband Barry Thaxton of Alexandria, Audrey and her husband Bobby Charles Martin of Liberty, and Yvonne Brown of Dowelltown. Her mother, Novella Merriman Brown of Dowelltown, special friend Chris Grandstaff of Alexandria, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
72 year old Kathryn Colvert Cantrell of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She wasa retired Guidance Counselor at DeKalb County High School, member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, Smithville Women's Study Club, and a member of the Red Hats Society. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Entombment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home and from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John P. and Eliza Vickers Colvert and a son, David Sean Cantrell. Survivors include her husband, Waniford Cantrell of Smithville. Sons, Steven Allen and his wife Gloria Cantrell of Washington, D.C. and Andrew Todd Cantrell of Smithville. Grandchildren, John Colvert Cantrell of Fairfax Station, Virginia, and J.W. Cantrell and Steven Andrew Cantrell both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
56 year old Donna Kay Williams of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Bright Hill Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. John Purdue and Mike Satterfield will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Cloe Parsley Cripps. Survivors include her husband, Larry Williams; Two daughters, Regina and her husband Josh Satterfield and Jayma and her husband Nathan Dowell; One son, Justin Cripps; Three grandchildren, Destry, Laradon, and Izayah Dowell; and her father, James "Curly" Cripps, all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
93 year old J.B. Redmon of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired employee of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home where he worked for 40 years. He was also a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Redmon was preceded in death by his parents, John and Willie Cantrell Redmon; a brother, Chris Redmon; and sisters, Bertie Magness and Ruby Redmon. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruth Wall Redmon of Smithville. A brother, Luther Redmon and family of Toledo, Ohio. Nephews, Tom and his wife LaWanda Magness of California, John Magness of Michigan, and Dan and his wife Linda Magness of Franklin. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ Day School or to the Smithville Church of Christ, or to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.
85 year old Clara Janelle LaFever of Smithville died Tuesday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and a secretary at the courthouse. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur LaFever and her parents, Herman and Clara Calhoun Webb. Survivors include sons, Ray and his wife Genia LaFever of Nashville and Carlon and his wife Suzanne LaFever of Soddy Daisy. Grandchildren, Adrienne LaFever of Soddy Daisy and Rebecca LaFever of Chicago. Two sisters, Ina Ruth Bess and Jo Evelyn Underhill both of Smithville. A brother, Ray Morris Webb of Smyrna and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
91 year old Thellie Christine Allen of Alexandria died Sunday at the Quality Care Nursing Home in Lebanon. She was a Wilson County native, a retired shirt factory worker, and an active member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate and burial will be in the Talley Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dossie B. and Thellie Lemons Sellars and her husband of 50 years, Wade Allen. Survivors include children, Bobbie Nell and her husband Jimmy Staley of Gallatin, Willie B. Allen of Donelson, and George Allen of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Allen and wife Melissa Staley of Franklin and Sharon and husband Robert Dunn of Bloomington, Illinois. Great grandchildren, Alex Dunn, Kaitlin Dunn, and Rachel Dunn. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church or the Talley Cemetery in lieu of flowers.
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