Obituaries

Roy Lee Crook

Mar 26 2011

83 year old Roy Lee Crook of Alexandria died Friday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. He worked in the shipping department for Cargill Steel. Crook was born in DeKalb County. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Coopers Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jerry Driver and Michael Curtis will officiate and burial will be in the Dismal Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Crook was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Crook and Ida Bell Sandlin Crook; a son, Roy Wayne Crook; nephews, Brian Keith Spencer, Billy Wayne Crook, and Joshea Scott Makin; and a niece, Lea Grandstaff. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jean Crook of Alexandria. Brothers and sisters, Charles and wife Taye Crook of Alexandria, Betty Jean Spencer of Smithville, J.T. and wife Joyce Crook of Lebanon, Joyce and husband Roy Hale of Alexandria, and Wayne and wife Sara Crook of Lebanon. Special friends, Tony and Janet Griffith, Cody and Dustin Griffith, and Resha Self. Sixteen nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Sharon Louise Hutcheson

Mar 22 2011

51 year old Sharon Louise Hutcheson of Dowelltown died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a factory worker. The family has chosen direct cremation. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Darrell and Bertie Mae Wilson Webb. Survivors include several nieces and nephews; life partner, Doug Boyd; and a brother, Donnie Webb. The family has asked for donations to be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with expenses.

Reba Irene Delong Melton

Mar 21 2011

89 year old Reba Irene Delong Melton of Dowelltown died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a Baptist and a factory worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Wallace Caldwell and Darin Grantham will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:30 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Otis Melton; parents, Arthur Freeman and Effie Delong Delong; grandchild, Randy Watts; four brothers, Jack, Clyde, Bill, and Brown Delong; and a son-in-law, Ray Hale. Survivors include three daughters, Imogene and husband Mitchell Adcock of Smithville, Margaret Hale of Liberty, and Christie and husband J.C. Byford of Dowelltown. A son, Clarence and wife Faye Melton of Lawrenceburg. Nine grandchildren, Charles Adcock, Loretta Adcock, Hoyte Hale, and Rosea Young all of Smithville, Frances Bell of Nashville, Danny and Donnie Watts of Liberty and Manchester, Tammye Grantham of Murfreesboro, and Blake Melton of Mississippi. Sixteen great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Sellars of Ohio. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bessie Bell Spencer

Mar 21 2011

94 year old Bessie Bell Spencer of Liberty died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a Methodist and retired from the shirt factory. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Javin Lawson, Junior Hibdon, and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Dismal Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Versie Scott Driver; her husband, Halton Spencer; a son, Robert Spencer; a great grandson, Bryan Keith Spencer; a great great grandbaby, Kaitlyn Bennett; sisters, Lena May Driver, Exum Chapman, and Beulah Malone; and brothers, Dawson Driver and Odell Driver. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Self of Liberty. Eight grandchildren, Terry Hicks, Mark Hicks, Bessie Collins, Linda Kennedy, Barbara Hicks, Stevie Spencer, Debbie Bartley, and Joann Bradford. Twenty six great grandchildren and twenty one great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Anthony Dwane "Bubba" Trapp

Mar 21 2011

39 year old Anthony Duane "Bubba" Trapp of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a shift manager of Smithville Pizza Hut and a member of the Tabernacle The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Garry McBride and Darrell Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Daymon Trapp. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Trapp; parents, Boyd and Linda Chapman Trapp; and a brother, Darrel and wife Janet Trapp all of Smithville. Two step children, Edward and wife Anna Dillard of Florida and Jolene and husband Jesse Pimental of Lebanon. One step grandson, Elliott Dillard of Florida. Niece and nephew, Jayrah and Jamison Trapp of Smithville. Parents-in-law, Richard and Betty Angaran of Rock Island. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Nadean Cantrell Taylor

Mar 19 2011

71 year old Nadean Cantrell Taylor of Dowelltown died Friday at her residence. She was a longtime devoted member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church; a factory worker and in retail sales. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Lachian and Vallie Rebekah Martin Cantrell; a twin sister, Nadell Grissom; a niece, Rhonda Newby; and a nephew, Terry Watts. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Jimmy Taylor of Dowelltown. Daughter, Jan Taylor of Dowelltown. Sister, Melba Jean and husband Arnold Watts of McMinnville. Brother-in-law, Paul K. and wife Stella Grissom of McMinnville. Sister-in-law, June Rhody of Smithville. Niece, Gayle and husband Stacy Caldwell. Nephews, Myron and wife Cindy Rhody; Kenny and wife Beth Rhody; and Tim and wife Regina Watts. Several great nieces and nephews. Devoted family, Tammy and husband Scott Turner, and Caitlin and Christian. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund or the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.

Velma Green Walker

Mar 19 2011

81 year old Velma Green Walker of Smithville, died Friday night at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was clerical at Cripps-France Pharmacy and Family Medical Center Pharmacy and was a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ and attended the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Phillip Adcock and Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Walker was preceded in death by her parents, Bryan and Susie Rankhorn Green; Husband, Kelly Waker; Two Brothers, James and JD Green. She is survived by one daughter, Diane Scott of Murfreesboro; one son, Jason Walker of Smithville; one granddaughter, Angela Duke-Tucker of Antioch; four sisters, Josie Boyd and Janice Haley both of McMinnville and Dorothy Adcock and Maureen Sellars both of Smithville. Visitation with the Walker Family will be Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

William Dexter Mabe

Mar 18 2011

74 year old William Dexter Mabe of McMinnville died Thursday at River Park Hospital of an extended illness. He worked as a factory worker for 11 years at Century Electric, and 26 years for Batesville Casket Factory. He was a member of Shellsford Baptist Church. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. A graveside service will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m.at the New Bildad Cemetery in Smithville. Ricky Arnold and Joseph Arnold will officiate with burial in New Bildad Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron L. Mabe and Lola (Pollard) West. One daughter, Donna Tedrow, one brother, Jewell Mabe, one sister, Pauline Billings, and one son-in-law, Richard Tedrow. He is survived by his wife, Marie Mabe of McMinnville; a daughter, Deborah S. and husband Ricky Arnold of Smithville; one son, Don L. and wife Tara Mabe of Manchester. Two sisters, Louise Cantrell of Smithville, and Linda and husband Gene Jones of Sparta. A brother, Carlon and wife Jeannette Mabe of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Anna Martha Walker, Ruth Walker, Linda Whitlock, Mary Lou Woodlee, and Helen Gillentine. Brothers-in-law, Tommy Womack, James Womack, and Joe David Womack. Seven grandchildren, Joseph and wife Christy Arnold, Lisa Porter and husband B.J., Cassie Tedrow, Kellie Tedrow, Glenna Tedrow, and Christopher and Christin Mabe. Two great-grandchildren, Lealon Arnold and Yasmin Arnold. Gardens of Memory Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Walker Turner Gillette

Mar 18 2011

78 year old Dorothy Walker Turner Gillette of McMinnville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare. Born in DeKalb County, she was a retired store owner of Gillette's Service Center, retired from a career from Findley Industries, and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Mrs. Gillette was preceded in death by parents Robert L. and Debbie France Walker; brothers Cecil Walker, Cebern Walker, and Clata Walker; daughter-in-law Linda Lee Turner; and granddaughter Amber Tilton. Survivors include son Steve Turner of Rock Island; daughter and son-in-law Gena and Steve Tilton of McMinnville; sister Clessie Mae Hillis of Oak Ridge; grandchildren Mindy Turner Black and husband Bob, Matthew Turner and wife Autumn, Kaleb Tilton, and Nick Tilton; and great grandchild Tony Curtis. Many other family members and friends also survive. The funeral service is 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Mark Carrigan will officiate and burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The Gillette Family will receive friends Saturday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12 p.m. until the time of service at McMinnville Funeral Home.

Gregory Allen Myers

Mar 18 2011

45 year old Gregory Allen Myers of Liberty, formerly of McMinnville, died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital in Smithville. Born in Elkhart, Indiana, Myers was a Maintenance Technician with Steve & Sons Door in Lebanon; a member of Northside Baptist Church; and a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Mr. Myers was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robie Boren, and paternal grandparents, Bill and Loriene Myers. Survivors include his wife Wendy Myers; children, Christopher and Gage Myers of Murfreesboro; parents, Euvonda and Bill Myers of Mt. Juliet; brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Kirsten Myers of Brentwood; sister and brother-in-law, Stephanie and Jason Parson of Mt. Juliet; grandmother, Ila Vae Boren of McMinnville; nephew, Eston Parson and nieces, Emma Parson and McKenna Myers. The funeral service is 2:00 p.m. Sunday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Tommy Lusk will officiate. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory. The Myers family will receive friends Saturday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home.

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