Obituaries

Sylvia Estes Redmon

Oct 9 2008

75 year old Sylvia Estes Redmon of Watertown died Thursday at her residence. She was a DeKalb County native, a member of the Watertown Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a retired registered nurse, and a graduate of the Baptist School of Nursing where she received the Florance Nightingale Award in Nursing. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Watertown Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Donald Owens and Rodger McCann will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until noon. The body will be at the church one hour prior to the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Kate Sullivan Estes and a brother, Don Estes. Survivors include children, Scotty Redmon and Kathy Phillips both of Watertown, and Sammy and his wife Teresa Redmon of Murfreesboro. A son-in-law, Troy Phillips of Watertown. The children's father, Mack Redmon of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Kaitlyn Phillips of Franklin, Samuel Redmon of Murfreesboro, and Justin Redmon and Dalton Phillips both of Watertown. Two sisters, Linda and Pete Strasburg of Sparta and Dora Estes and James Brazier of Smithville. A brother, Bass and his wife Montie Estes of Smithville. A sister-in-law, Myrna Estes of Cookeville. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Virginia Fuson Matthews

Oct 9 2008

83 year old Helen Virginia Fuson Matthews of Madisonville and formerly of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church; a member of the DeKalb County Retired Teachers Association and the Madisonville Senior Citizens Center. Matthews was also a retired teacher and a Home Demonstration agent for the Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service. She taught school at Pikeville and at DeKalb County High School. She graduated from DeKalb County High School in 1943 and from the University of Tennessee in 1947. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dr. John Purdue will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Toy Jackson, Sr. and Martha Frazier Fuson; a brother, Dr. Joe Fuson; and a sister, Jean Fuson Robinson. Survivors include children, Linda and her husband Jim Beatty of Madisonville and Michael and his wife Jill Matthews of Knoxville. Grandchildren, Chris and his wife Katie Beatty and Brian Matthews. Great grandchildren, Aden and Jameson Beatty. Brothers, Toy Fuson, Jr. and Don Fuson both of Brentwood. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church in memory of Mrs. Matthews in lieu of flowers.

Sherman Love

Sep 30 2008

87 year old Sherman Love of Smithville died Tuesday at the Family Medical Center. He was a retired barber. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Daniel Stirnemann and Joe Williams will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Riley and Hattie Mae Mullican Love; Eight brothers, Jennings, Alton, Robert, Vann, Cordell, Tommy, Danny, and Woodrow Love; and four sisters, Ollie Bond, Jewell Cantrell, Launer Davis, and Mae Ervin. Survivors include two sisters, Betty Bailiff of Smithville and Katie Lohorn of Michigan and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jewel Medley

Sep 27 2008

88 year old Jewel Medley of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a member of the Retired Teacher's Association. Medley was a school teacher for 32 years. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. E.H. Denman and Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Elizabeth Hooper Young; a sister, Jimmie Dell; and a step-brother, Larry Joe Young. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Medley of Smithville. A son, Nelson and his wife Fay Gilreath of Smithville. A granddaughter, Tarron and her husband, Bobby Huddleston of Norene. A great grandson, Colby Huddleston. Step grandchildren,Shane Cook, Nathan Cook, and Darrell Adcock. Step great grandchildren, Heath Daughtery, Quentin Cook, Taylor Cook, Ali Adcock, and B.J. Adcock. Her step-mother, Martha Spencer of Dowelltown. Half- sisters, Retha Nell Braswell of Dowelltown and Dixie Faye Greer of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Loretta Marie Watson

Sep 21 2008

79 year old Loretta Marie Watson of McMinnville died Saturday at her residence in Warren County. She was retired from Smithville Shirt Factory where she worked as a seamstress. Watson was also a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Greg Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Clara Myrtle Jones Bratcher; her husband, John Watson; a brother, Paul Bratcher; and a sister, Rose Bivens. One grandson, Barry Melton. Survivors include three daughters, Patsy Helton of McMinnville, Rose and her husband Leonard Melton of Smithville, and Barbara and her husband Virgil Hibdon, Jr. of McMinnville. One son, Charles and his wife Carisa Watson of McMinnville. Seven grandchildren, Toni Herdman, Tina Helton, Brad Melton and his wife Jessica, Greg Hibdon and his wife Cheryl, Angela Brown and her husband Danny all of McMinnville, Crystal Waldron and her husband Dave of Murfreesboro, John Helton and his wife Tonya of Indiana. Seven great grandchildren, Brandi and Brook Herdman and Katy Helton all of Indiana, Matthew Hibdon, Brady and Baler Melton, and Alex and Abigail Brown all of McMinnville and William Waldron of Murfreesboro. One great great granddaughter, Ambria Leedy of Indiana. Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends as well as one special niece, Ernesteen Cantrell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William "Bill" Cantrell

Sep 19 2008

70 year old William "Bill" Cantrell of Smithville died Thursday at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Philippi Church of Christ, a U.S. Army veteran, and he was the owner of Republic Insurance of Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Beulah Ponder Cantrell; a sister, Jessie Nell Conley; a brother, Lawrence P. Cantrell; and a step-son, Christopher Jon Hillebrand. He is survived by his wife, Jane Scarlett Cantrell of Smithville. Children, William Edward Cantrell II and Nathan Cantrell both of Smithville, and Julia Cantrell of Cookeville. A step-son, Theodore Hillebrand of Virginia. A grandchild, Chloe Cantrell. Step-grandchildren, Rebecca Hillebrand, and Christopher John Hillebrand. Sisters, Ruby Ballard and Ruth Prinzville; and a brother, Frank Cantrell. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

Annie Idell Hooper-Spann

Sep 19 2008

83 year old Annie Idell Hooper-Spann of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired Librarian, a member of the Smithville Church of Christ, the Smithville Study Club and the Smithville Business and Professional Women's Club, and she helped organize blood drives. The funeral will be Sunday 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 Cannady Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benton and Ruth Johnson Hooper. Survivors include two sisters, Jewell Ellis of Florida and June Condrey of Virginia. Seven nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Pam Ball all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

W.C. Crook

Sep 17 2008

84 year old W.C. Crook of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served in World War II, a Mason at Liberty Lodge, and he was a retired salesman at the American Battery Company. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Justin Terrell will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ewing Monroe and Jenny Alta Pittman Crook; sisters, Ruby Jim Skinner and Frances Jennings; and his first wife, Autrey Clayton Crook. Survivors include his wife, Doris Terrell Crook of Smithville. Children, Bettye Crook, Jerry and his wife Brenda Crook, Mitzi Ann and her husband Sammy Taylor all of Smithville, Penny Lou and her husband Jay Youngblood of Lascassas. Step-children, David and his wife Vicky Terrell of Smithville and Terry Terrell of Chattanooga. Grandchildren, Matthew Taylor, Jeremy Crook, Justin Terrell, Roth and his wife Jessica Terrell, John Terrell, Julie and her husband Charles Puryear. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family has requested that donations be made to the Life Enrichment Center of the Smithville First Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Adcock

Sep 16 2008

92 year old Frances Adcock of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church, where she was active at the Wednesday morning prayer service. She was also a retired sales clerk at different department stores. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Rev. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 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, Clifford "Hoogan" Adcock; a son, Wayne Adcock; parents, W.L. "Dock" and Edna Summers Ferrell; sisters, Grace Webb and Myra Jones; and brothers, Ray, Robert, and Willie Ferrell. She is survived by a son, Ken and his wife Charlotte Adcock of Cleveland. A daughter-in-law, Judy Adcock of Livingston. Grandchildren, Ken Adcock, Jr and his wife Walailux of Georgia; Jonathan and his wife Anissa Adcock of Ooltewah, Amellia and her husband Richard Melton of Livingston, and Valerie and her husband Chris Boothe of Mississippi. Great grandchildren, Rebekah Adcock, Reese, Aleah, Eli Melton, and Sarah and Olivia Boothe. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the building fund of the Smithville First United Methodist Church.

Lorene W. Patton

Sep 14 2008

84 year old Lorene W. Patton of Watertown died Sunday at the Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon. She was born in DeKalb County and was a member of the Ramah Baptist Church. She was also a seamstress at Hartmann Luggage. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Stan Edwards will officiate and burial will be in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard D. Patton; a son, Boyd Lee Taylor; her father, Thurston Walls; her mother, Josephine Atnip; and three brothers and three sisters. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon and her husband George Widuch of Hermitage. A son, Jerry and his wife Glenda Taylor of Watertown. Grandchildren, Jeff Taylor and Whitney and her husband Tony Parsley all of Watertown, Rachel and her husband Scott Cothran of Nashville, Daryl and his wife Tammy Taylor of Lebanon, Dewayne Taylor of Boaz, Alabama, Carla and her husband Dale Hollis Taylor of Watertown, and Vicky Taylor of Nashville. Ten great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren survive along with two brothers, Jimmy and his wife Jo Dean Atnip of Watertown and Junior Atnip of Smithville. A sister, Dean Thompson of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

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