Obituaries

Harvil Edwin (E.O) Owen

Mar 21 2009

80 year old Harvil Edwin (E.O.) Owen of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owen will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Rhea Owen and parents, Willie R. and Ethel Ballinger Owen. Survivors include his children, Doug and wife Pat Owen of Clarksville, Pat and husband Rob Smith of Franklin, Mike Owen and Tammy Moore of Smithville. Grandchildren, Scott and wife Kim Owen, Ryan and wife Kelly Smith, Nolan and wife Becca Smith, Mark Owen, and Thomas Owen. Great grandchildren, Ashley Owen, Kirsten Owen, and Kylie Owen. Sisters, Carlyne and husband Joe Dickey of Monticello, Arkansas and Georgia Hawker of Dowelltown. Brothers, Donald and wife (Audrey) Owens of Lebanon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Lighthouse Christian Camp, in lieu of flowers.

Callie F. Wilson

Mar 21 2009

87 year old Callie F. Wilson of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Covenant Baptist Church and a former owner of Holmes Creek Boat Dock. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason and Bobby Colvert will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband V.L. Wilson; parents John and Pairlee Robinson Fuson; a son, Donald Ray Wilson; and a brother, James Fuson. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Ann Hale of Smithville and Paulette Mooneyham of Smithville. Two sisters, Robbie Young of Smithville and Nell Young of Dibrell. Six grandchildren, Mark and Sue Wilson, Crystal Hale, Kandy Fish, Tina and Joey Young, and Kevin Wilson all of Smithville, and Craig and Patricia Hale of Liberty. Fifteen great grandchildren, Christina and Nicholas Hale, Ryan and Matt Sullivan, John Caldwell, Amanda, Daniel, Heather, Jeana Wilson, Ashley Mooneyham, Tiffany, Andrew, and Bridgett Hutchens, Elizabeth Chalfant, and Alanna Young. Eleven great great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobbie Lynn Tittsworth Betty

Mar 20 2009

77 year old Bobbie Lynn Tittsworth Betty of Cowan, Tennessee died Wednesday. She was born in DeKalb County; the daughter of the late Mason Tittsworth and Louvella Young Tittsworth. She was the owner/operator of the Sampler in Cowan. She is survived by her husband, Howard "HG" Betty; her sister, Dorothy Young of Smithville; her niece Laura and husband Johnny Carter; and nephew Bill and wife Joania Young all of McMinnville. A memorial service, officiated by Howard Harnden, will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday in the Moore-Cortner Chapel in Winchester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Hospital, or the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. The Moore Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home

Mary Irene Robinson Shaw

Mar 19 2009

88 year old Mary Irene Robinson Shaw of Dandridge, Tennessee died Wednesday. She was a member of Green Hill Baptist Church. Shaw was preceded in death by her mother and father, and all her Robinson siblings of McMinn and Meigs County; grandson, Michael A. Shaw of Smithville, and husband, Reverend Kyle Shaw of Dandridge. Mrs. Shaw is survived by four sons, Don and wife Margie of Dandridge, Bill and wife Linda of Smithville, Bob and wife Judy of Rutledge, and Stan and wife Tina of Jefferson City. Fourteen grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and a host of friends. The funeral service will be held at 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Farrar Dandridge Chapel with. Earl Hughes, Jerry Colbert and Bill Shaw officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. prior to the service. Family and friends will meet at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning at the funeral home to proceed to Hillcrest Cemetery for a 10:00 a.m. graveside service.
Farrar Funeral Home in Dandridge, TN is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Bernard Richard Sramcik

Mar 18 2009

91 year old Bernard Richard Sramcik of Dowelltown died Sunday, December 21st at UMC in Lebanon. He was retired from the Uniroyal Tire Company. A memorial service will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Father David Cooney will officiate. Visitation will be from noon until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Sramcik and his parents, Vendle and Christina Sramcik. He is survived by three daughters, Donna Parrish and Brenda Plodzik of Michigan and Deborah Sramcik of Dowelltown. Two sons, Richard Breeding of Michigan and Roy Breeding of Dowelltown. Twelve grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren. One brother, Paul Sramcik of Ohio. Two sisters, Wilma Cleveland and Phyllis Ptak of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma D. Kelley

Mar 16 2009

87 year old Thelma D. Kelley of Alexandria died Sunday. She was born in Wilson County and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Kenneth Tramel and Kirk Wagoner will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thatis and Johnnie George Harden.; her husband, Ollie Lee "Tot" Kelley; brothers, Alton, J.W., and Vestal Harden; and sisters, Patty Ray Young and Bell Barnes. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Hilda and Jimmy Oakley of Liberty and Barbara and Ronnie Gibbs of Watertown. Grandchildren, Melissa Williams of Lebanon, Susan and husband Chuck Gann of Dowelltown, Ginger and husband Bill Ash of Watertown, and Clark and wife Lisa Oakley of Liberty. Great grandchildren, Rachel and husband Steven Ballard, Ryan Williams, Nolan Ash, Evan Ash, Whitney Gann, McKenzie Gann, Cason Oakley, and Addison Oakley. Great great grandchild, Landon Ballard. A sister, Lois Stedman of Madison. Brother-in-law, Lawrence Barnes of Old Hickory. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangement.

Arvil Norton

Mar 16 2009

89 year old Arvil Norton died Sunday at his residence. He was a farmer, factory worker, a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Phillip Adcock and Burton Jones will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Norton; parents, Jim and Annie Chaffin Norton; two brothers, Virgil and Edwin Norton; and two sisters, Irene Brown and Zella Morrison. He is survived by his children, Russell and his wife Margaret Norton, Jackie and his wife Lisa Norton, and Brenda Kay and her husband Danny Cantrell all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Crystal, Brandi, Nioka, and Annieka Norton, Dwayne Foster, Tonia Pack, Jacob and Olivia Norton, and Bryan and Heather Cantrell. Eleven great grandchildren. A brother, Frank Norton of Newark, Ohio. A sister, Dorris Haile of Cookeville. Special care givers, Pamela Yates and Angie Escobedo. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred Imogene Harden

Mar 16 2009

91 year old Mildred Imogene Harden of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 77 years, co-owner of Harden's Plumbing and Electric for 28 years and Jenkins and Darwin for 19 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Harden; her parents, Benton and Maggie Martin Sanders; two brothers, Franklin P. Sanders and Carl M. Sanders. Survivors include one brother, Benton Sanders, Jr. and his wife Violet of Smithville. Two sisters, Willlene Sanders Finley of Sparta and Bessie Sanders Ray of Orlando, Florida. A sister-in-law, Lois Steadman of Madison. A host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, friends, and business associates also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church in memory of Ms. Imogene, in lieu of flowers.

****Love-Cantrell Funeral Home would like to publicly apologize to the Imogene Harden family due to an oversight that took place on Mrs. Hardens obituary as it ran on WJLE on Sunday and Monday morning while arrangements were still pending. The error involved a line that had failed to be erased from the computer program that we use to send all of our obituaries to WJLE. The line incorrectly stated that the family had asked for donations to be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. This statement was at the bottom of the page where it had ran on a previous obituary that had been sent to WJLE just days before Mrs. Harden’s death and our staff failed to delete it while updating the obituary information. Mrs. Harden was an asset to this community and, along with her husband Alton, worked hard and saved to assure that she was in no way a burden to anyone. Mrs. Harden pre-planned her funeral with us and paid the balance in full many years ago. Thus no donations are needed for expenses because no expenses were left unpaid. Mrs. Imogene Harden was a dear friend to our family and we are all deeply sorry that this mistake was made. In no way was this done intentionally as our respect for Mrs. Harden was much too great.******

Clyde Austin LeFevre

Mar 12 2009

80 year old Clyde Austin LeFevre died Thursday morning at his residence in Smithville. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in McMinnville, a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Savage Goodner Camp 1513, and he was a Department Manager for 36 years with the Department of Social Services for the State of Michigan. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tom Fittis and Jim Tollison will officiate and burial will be in Mount Holly Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 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 parents, Clyde Lee and Maureen Austin LeFevre. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carol Ann LeFevre of Smithville. Children, Craig and his wife Margaret LeFevre of Cookeville, Zachary and his wife Verity LaFevre of Novi Pazaar, Bulgaria, William and his wife Hannah LeFevre of Bristol, and Amanda and her husband Greg McFadden of Westland, Michigan. Seven grandchildren, Katherine Jane, Marcy Ann, Isaac Austin, Margaret Lee LeFevre, Eli Shuster, Molly Cate, and Eli Austin McFadden. The family requests that donations be made to the Charity Baptist Mission or to the Temple Baptist Church Building Fund in McMinnville, in lieu of flowers.

Rickie Eugene Latta

56 year old Rickie Eugene Latta of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a resident manager at Hidden Harbor Marina. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Crampton. Survivors include his wife, Laura Latta of Smithville. Five sons, Jason Latta of Oklahoma, Chad Latta of Ohio, Matthew Latta of Knoxville, Steven Latta of Columbia, and Casey Huepenbecker of Ohio. Two daughters, Courtney Latta of Ohio and Rebecca Latta of Columbia. Four grandchildren. One brother, Randall Latta of Columbia. Two sisters, Kathi Boulton of Michigan and Cindi Gerken of Ohio. His father, Maurice Latta of Florida and his step-father, Donald Crampton of Ohio. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

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