Obituaries

Kevin Cantrell

Sep 15 2009

54 year old Kevin Cantrell of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was manager at the VFW. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Young Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Dean Prater Cantrell. Survivors include a daughter, Leslie and husband Joseph Bounds of Virginia. One brother, Steven Cantrell and father, B.L. Cantrell both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ann Marie Hobbs

Sep 14 2009

79 year old Ann Marie Hobbs died Sunday at her residence. She was a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harrison White Hobbs; her parents, Marshall G. and Chloe Patterson Ratleph; brother, Charles Eugene Ratleph; infant sister, Reba Jo Ratleph; a grandson, Patrick Koster; and a nephew, Charles Ratleph. Survivors include her children, Debbie and husband Jack Tauber of Saint John, Indiana and Wilburn and wife Janice Hobbs of Lansing, Illinois. Grandchildren, Phillip Koster, Adam Hobbs, Joshua Hobbs, Andrew Koster, and Gregory Hobbs. Great grandchildren, Madison Koster, Mason Koster, Hunter Hobbs, and Ethan Hobbs. Sisters-in-law, Oleta and husband Bud Hale of Smithville and Johnnie Hobbs of Murfreesboro. Brothers-in-law, John and wife Josie Hobbs and Bill Hobbs of Smithville. Nephews, Jeffery and Brian Ratleph. Niece, Marsha Karen Alstrom. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gary Allen Walper

Sep 13 2009

69 year old Gary Allen Walper of Dowelltown and formerly of Chicago, Illinois died Friday at his residence. He was employed by American Airlines, a U.S. Army veteran, and an active member of the Faith Baptist Church in Smithville. A memorial service will be held at the Faith Baptist Church on Friday at 5:00 p.m. Al Mahan will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Florence Schmidt Walper and a brother, Phillip Walper. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Walper. A daughter, Susan and her husband Dr. David Seber. Sons, Steven and his wife Cathryn Walper, Phillip and his wife Heather Walper, and Gary Walper, Jr. Twelve grandchildren, Adam, Amanda, Ashley, Crystal, Andrew, Aaron, Alex, Aiden, Abby, Addison, Julius, and Sam. Two great grandchildren, Piper and Koda. Brothers, Lee and his wife Mary Ann Walper, Ron and his wife Joan Jones, and Kenneth and his wife Sue Walper. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

James Robert "Bob" Rush

Sep 10 2009

90 year old James Robert "Bob" Rush died Wednesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. He was born in Davidson County, a Chrysler factory employee, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Army. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 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 Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from noon until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Simon Rush and Pearl Hatton Starnes and a niece. He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Rush of Carthage; a sister, Clara Mae Damron of California and three nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Cyrena Barnes

Sep 8 2009

88 year old Cyrena Barnes of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a The Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in Webb's Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Barnes; parents, Davis Cope and Sally Cope Avery; a daughter, Marzell Ray; two sons, Johnny and Paul Eugene Barnes; six brothers, Benny, Lucky, Johnny, Drophia, Luther, and Kelly Cope; and two sisters, Julia Phillips and June Ledford. Survivors include three sons, Marvin Brownie and Peggy Barnes and Gentry and Pat Barnes of Smithville, and Youman and Cindy Barnes of Rock Island. Thirteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. A sister, Lucy Smith of McMinnville. A son-in-law, Donald Ray and Daughter-In-Law, Ivy Barnes both of Smithville. Special Granddaughter-in-law, Terrie Barnes of Smithville and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy Lynn Meyer

Sep 8 2009

46 year old Nancy Lynn Meyer of Smithville died Monday at Saint Thomas Hospital. She was a Baptist, an avid athlete, and a Federal Mogul warehouse worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Fred Carter will officiate. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wilma Joyce Meyer and an infant son, Adam Ray. Survivors include life partner Beverly Ruth Steakley of Smithville. Father, Charles Vincent Meyer of Cambridge City, Indiana. One brother, Steven Ray and wife Melody Meyer of Ligonier, Indiana. Two sisters, Judith Kay and husband Jeff Stuart of Monterey, Peggy Lee Meyer of New Castle, Indiana. Several nieces, nephews, and great niece and nephew, and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie James Lee Young

Sep 7 2009

76 year old Willie James Lee Young of Sparta died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Peeled Chestnut Church and retired from Dwyers Instrument. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Farris will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Hallie Mabe Young; his wife, Dessie Hicks Young; a daughter, Denise Arlene Daniels; one sister, Lorene Davis; two brothers, Wiley Gene Young and Willard Young. He is survived by one daughter, Gail and husband Frosty Osborne of Indiana; two sons, Lloyd and his wife Reanne Young of Indiana, and Greg Young of Sparta; one brother, Ernest Young of Sparta. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth W. Allen

Sep 7 2009

53 year old Kenneth W. Allen of Alexandria died Saturday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Allen was born at Lebanon, the son of the late Clara Dale Hall Allen and John William Allen, and grandson of the late Jeanie Mae and Hubert Hall. He worked for TVA for 30 years as manager of safety and surplus equipment, retiring in 2005. He was a graduate of Lebanon High School and a member of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Elmer Lee Ellis, Jr. and Danny Sellars will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Allen is survived by his wife, Charissee Clayborn Allen of Alexandria. Children, John Schuylar Allen and Taylor Charissee Allen both of Alexandria, Josh Baker of Nashville, and Jessie Baker of Clarksdale, Arizona. A granddaughter, Cheyenne Bradshaw of Clarksdale, Arizona. Brothers, Butch Allen of Lebanon and Brownie and his wife Kay Hall of Lebanon. Nieces, Tara Grissim and Whitney Hall. Great nieces, Joei Barry and Lana Kate Grissim. Mother-in-law, Mildred Clayborn of Alexandria. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

David Clarence Joins

Sep 7 2009

89 year old David Clarence Joins of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Health Care Center in McMinnville. He was a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a farmer. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Watson and Greg Mullis will officiate and burial will be in Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Joins was preceded in death by his parents, William Barney, Sr. and Effie Crips Joins.; brothers, Herschel, Lonnie, and William Barney, Jr. Joins; sisters, Lodie Snow, Jeffie Tramel, Jennie Lee Griffith; brothers-in-law, Hoyte Griffith, Troy Tramel, and Valter Snow; and nieces, Barbara Snow and Yolanda Dunn. Joins is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Frances Roller Joins of Smithville. A son, William Robert and his wife Brenda Joins of Smithville. A granddaughter, Heather and her husband Carey Newman of McKenzie. Sisters-in-law, Beulah Joins and Magdalene Joins both of Smithville. A niece, Brenda Tramel of Smithville. Nephews, Denny Joins of Alabama and Roger Griffith of Smithville. Four great nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund or to the American Cancer Society.

Phillip Lee Trobaugh

Sep 5 2009

60 year old Phillip Lee Trobaugh died Thursday at his residence. He was a member of the Nash Grove Baptist Church, served in the Tennessee Army National Guard, and he was retired from Fleetguard. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Baxter Funeral Home. Mark Gaw will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m.. Trobaugh was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Ethel Dunn Trobaugh; an infant sister, Linda Lee Trobaugh; and two brothers-in-law, James LaFever and Joel Vradenburg. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Whitehead Trobaugh of Baxter. Step-children, Sherry Burton and family, Dana Harrison and family, and Jonathan Harris and family. Sisters, Ruby and her husband Royce Moore of Smithville, Ruth and husband Charles Mayberry of Cookeville, Roberta and husband Rhea Wilson of Cookeville, Donna and husband Mike Pace of Lebanon, Rose Mary and husband Kenneth Deweese of Baxter, and Christine LaFever of Baxter. Brothers. James and wife Sue Trobaugh and William and wife Judy Trobaugh all of Baxter, and John Trobaugh of Smithville. Father-in-law, John Whitehead of Buffalo Valley. Several neices and nephews also survive. Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

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