Obituaries

Faye Helms

Nov 9 2008

75 year old Faye Helms of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare of Smithville. She was a member of the Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Phil Tollett will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Kenneth Helms; two sons, Kenneth Neal Helms and William Barrett; and her parents, Fredrick and Bertie Yealock Pike. Survivors include four daughters, Vivian Yoskovich of Smithville; Valerie Rodriguez of South Carolina; Marlene Helms of Southgate, Michigan; and Darlene Stillings of Seattle, Washington. One sister, Sarah Pletz of San Antonio, Texas, Fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church, in lieu of flowers.

Dorothy Anna Kayl

Nov 8 2008

90 year old Dorothy Anna Kayl of Michigan died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the First Methodist Church at Saint Clair, Shores. She was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Kayl, Jr.; her parents, Albert and Stella Wilson Webb; and a sister, Ruth Gudenau. Survivors include children, Bevery Kayl and her husband Joe Portin of Smithville, Dawn and her husband Robert Morris of Colorado, and Fritz and his wife Sue Kayl of Michigan. Five grandchildren, Debbie, Carol, Richard, Amy, and Sally. Ten great grandchildren also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has chosen direct cremation.

Clifton White Melton

Nov 6 2008

80 year old Clifton White Melton of Liberty died Wednesday at Stones River Hospital of an extended illness. He was born in Cannon County, a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Colonial Corporation and a farmer. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Junior Hibdon, Tim Pack and Tim Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. Melton and Ora Lee Hale Melton Anderson and his brother, Charles Anderson; and his step-father, Edgar Lee Anderson. He is survived by his wife, Corrine Jones Melton of Gassaway. A son, Stanton and his wife Mary Elizabeth Melton of Rockford, Illinois. Three grandchildren, Teneia Melton Capes and her husband Rodney of Chicago, Jordan E. Melton and his mother Rita Robinson of Liberty, and Jonathan Delta Melton of Rockford, Ilinois. One great grandchild, Natalie N. Capes of Chicago. Three sisters, Irene Roberts of Donelson, Billie Simpson of Smithville, and Fay Armstrong of Woodbury. One brother, E.L., Jr. and his wife Brenda Anderson of Liberty. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Morten Lawhorn

Nov 4 2008

77 year old Morten Lawhorn of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a Baptist and a Machinist for the CMP Corporation. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead, Kentucky. Don Rvers and Mitch Roe will officiate and burial will be in the Oakley and Fultz Cemetery in Morehead, Kentucky. Visitation will be after 4:00 p.m. Thursday at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlos Vinson and Virginia Smith Lawhorn; a brother, Gilbert Lawhorn; a sister, Fern Lawhorn; and a granddaughter, Barbara Rice. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Audress Lawhorn of Smithville. Four children, Herbert and his wife Brenda Wilson, Sharon and her husband Kenneth Cline, Kevin and his wife Diane Lawhorn, and Elise Flannery all of Smithville. Two brothers, Kenneth Lawhorn and Binson Lawhorn both of Mansfield, Ohio. Three sisters, Alberta Winters of Colorado, Madge George and Shirley Williams both of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Myrtle Vanatta

Nov 2 2008

92 year old Myrtle Vanatta of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; 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 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelia Vanatta; her parents, Henry and Novella Braswell Stanley; and a brother, L.D. Stanley. Survivors include a daughter, Pamaline Vanatta of Smithville. A sister, Ella Cripps of Dowelltown. A sister-in-law, Helen Stanley of Dowelltown and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph A. Moss

Oct 31 2008

71 year old Ralph A. Moss of Lebanon died Friday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a Lithographer. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Edward and Sarah Dean Griffith Moss. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Moss of Lebanon; a daughter, Marsha and her husband Bob Hyypio of St. Petersburg, Florida; and a sister, Judy Adcock of Livingston. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Bobbie Hale

Oct 28 2008

73 year old Mrs. Bobbie Hale of Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Timothy Pelham will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fonzo and Mae Vaugh Stacy; a brother, Jack Stacy; and a sister, Ethelene Close. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Billy Hale of Liberty. Children, Kathy and her husband Bill Nokes of Pea Ridge and Deborah and her husband Elvis Pedigo of Dowelltown. Grandchildren, Wesley Nokes, Natasha Nokes, and Corey Pedigo. Sisters, Jean Newbell of Lebanon and Dean Turner of Michigan. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Walls

Oct 28 2008

74 year old Jimmy Walls of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a retired U.S. Mail Carrier and a member and Chairman of the Deacons at the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dave Carden will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Falson and Ester Childers Walls; brothers, Frank, Jr., Rufus, and JVan Walls; and sisters, Willie White, Annie Hendrixson, Jennie Tramel, and Geraldine Walls. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marie Walls of Smithville. A son, Steven and his wife Susan Walls of Mississippi. Three grandchildren, Christina, Kimberly, and Christopher Walls of Mississippi and two sisters, Betty Sandlin and Erlene and her husband Charles Olson all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Mount Herman Baptist Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.

June F. Berridge

Oct 28 2008

87 year old June F. Berridge of Smithville died Monday at NHC of Smithville. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

William S. "Bill" Wallace

Oct 27 2008

88 year old William S. "Bill" Wallace of Smithville died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. He was a farmer and a member of the Smithville Church of God. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Carl Sifford, Sr. will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Harriman. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m until 10:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel L. and Margaret "Mattie" Emanuel Wallace; his first wife, Merta Brown Wallace; three sons, Earl, Billy, and Stanley Wallace; two brothers, Charles and Jim Wallace; four sisters, Margaret Wallace, Minnie Gilmore, Annie Jo Turpin, and Martha Brown. He is survived by his wife, Jean Neal Wallace. Three sons, John E. Wallace of Powell, Tennessee; Carl Wallace of Conway, Arkansas; and Robert Wallace of Smithville. Four daughters, Sue and Joe Foster of Smithville, Linda and Danny Decker of Smithville, Mary and Dennis Gaddis of Coal City, Illinois, and Sarah Uerkwitz of Coal City, Illinois. Four step daughters, Nina Lawrence of Smithville, Donna Knowles of Smithville, Diane Evans of Short Mountain, and Betty Byford of McMinnville. Four step sons, Kenneth Neal of Smithville, Jimmy Neal of Smithville, Danny Neal, Sr. of Smithville, and David Neal of McMinnville. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren survive along with several nieces and nephews. Two daughters-in-law, Muriel Wallace of Smithville and Della Wallace of Herman, Tennessee. One brother, Ken Wallace of Knoxville. One sister, Bessie Strange of Knoxville, and one sister in law, Hazel Wallace of Knoxville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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