Obituaries

Beulah Lee Joins

Nov 26 2010

92 year old Beulah Lee Joins of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Joins; parents, Herbert and Joanner Mullican Tramel; a daughter Yolinda Dunn; and a brother, W.J. Tramel. She is survived by a sister, Hallie Agee of Dowelltown. Three nieces, Glinda and her husband Clifford Randolph of Dowelltown, Regina Kent (Regina's husband was the late Jerry Kent), and Brenda Tramel. Nephews, Roger and his wife Lynn Griffith, William Robert and his wife Brenda Joins all of Smithville, and Denny Joins of Alabama. Two sisters-in-law, Magdalene Joins of Alabama and Mary Frances Joins of Smithville. Great niece, Breanna and her husband Chris Hawkins and great nephews, Cody Randolph and Tyler Kent all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks donations be made in lieu of flowers to Calvary Baptist Church.

Robert Don Malone

Nov 26 2010

69 year old Robert Don Malone of Hannahs Branch Road, Liberty died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was born in DeKalb County, the son of the late Elva Ray Parkerson and Harvey Braxton Malone. A brother, Roy Lee Malone and a sister, Frances Moss preceded him in death. He worked in construction and retired from McPherson and Shaw Construction. Malone was a director on the DeKalb Telephone Cooperative board, having been re-elected to a third term in September, representing the Temperance Hall exchange. He was a longtime member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church where he served as song leader. Malone is survived by his wife of 50 years, Loretta Hawker Malone. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Terry Malone of Liberty and David and Genia Malone of Gordonsville. Four grandchildren, Benjamin, John, Anna, and Carey Malone. A brother, Billy and his wife Betty Jean Malone. Sisters, Jimmy and her husband David Carter and Debbie and her husband Danny Bishop. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Matthew Long will officiate and burial will be in the Pisgah Church Cemetery. The Malone family will receive friends at Avant Chapel on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Pisgah Church Cemetery Care Fund. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Wayne Johnson

Nov 23 2010

30 year old Terry Wayne Johnson of Alexandria died Tuesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Smith County. He was a tree trimmer with J & L Tree Service and a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Buford Bane will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his step-father, James Lackey; grandmother, Pauline Johnson; uncles, Sherman and Billy Wayne Johnson; and an aunt, Rita Faye Gorman. Johnson is survived by a daughter, Maya Lynn Lynch of Alexandria. His father, Jerry and his wife Lucinda Johnson of Alexandria. His mother, Patricia Lackey of Lebanon, Two brothers, Paul and his wife Terra Johnson of Lebanon and Brian and his wife, Christa Johnson of Alexandria. Three step-brothers, Daniel Sevier of Carthage, Keith and wife Canvas Lackey of Lebanon, and Jamie Lackey of Lebanon. Two step-sisters, Paige Sevier of Alexandria and Lucinda and husband Victor Sanchez of Lebanon. Nieces and nephews, Harley and James Johnson of Lebanon and Ashley Johnson of Alexandria. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Maya Lynch's college fund, in lieu of flowers.

Howard Stanley

Nov 23 2010

69 year old Howard Stanley of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church and a retired employee of Coca Cola. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ernest Colvin and Billy Shoulders will officiate and burial will be in the Braswell Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Stanley was preceded in death by twin infant sons and another son, Christopher Stanley; parents, Claude and Ailene Stanley; infant sister, Margie Nell Stanley; and grandparents, Lloyd and Nancy Stanley and Shelah and Esta Parsley. Survivors include his wife Brenda Stanley of Smithville. A daughter, Donna and her husband Jerry Byrd of Dowelltown. A step-son, Greg and his wife Tammy Owens of Smithville. Grandchildren, Jeremy Byrd of Nashville, Heather and her husband Arnold Bean of Dowelltown, William Anthony, and Victoria Elaine Stanley. Step-grandchildren, Codi Funk and Devon Owens and a great grandson, Aydan Bean of Dowelltown. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Frank William Fain

Nov 23 2010

88 year old Frank William Fain of Smithville died Monday night at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a citrus grower manager and he attended the Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Haisley Funeral Home in Fort Pierce, Florida. Phil Tollett will officiate and burial will be in the White City Cemetery in Fort Pierce, Florida. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Thomas Fain; his parents, Richard and Nellie Shiflet Fain; brothers, Floyd and John Fain; and sisters, Mavis Benefield and Launa Pruitt. Survivors include two daughters, Mickey Currington of Florahome, Florida and Kitty Vonckx of Smithville. Sisters, Genelle Adams of Tavares, Florida and Viola Pruitt of Fruitland Park, Florida. A brother, Gene Fain of Warsaw, Indiana. Five grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Zone at Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church, in lieu of flowers.

Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Murphy

Nov 23 2010

50 year old Kenneth Ray "Kenny" Murphy of Smithville died Sunday in Butner, North Carolina. He was a Baptist , a U.S. Army Veteran, and a nurseryman. The family has chosen direct cremation. No service will be held. Murphy was preceded in death by a son, Joshua Lee Murphy; his parents, L.C. and Frances Parsley Murphy; and a brother, Bruce Murphy. Survivors include his wife, Tabatha Murphy of McMinnville. Children, Danny Ray Murphy of Smithville, Jeffery Murphy of Cookeville, Frances Shantell Murphy, Buddy Lee Murphy, and Samantha Jo Murphy all of Smithville. Step-children, Lisa Darnail Johnson, Christopher Avery Johnson, and Daniel Lynn Johnson all of Smithville. Several sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews. Two brothers-in-law, Ellis Dewayne Carlton of Smithville and Edward Elam Carlton, III of Centertown. Mother-in-law and life long friend, Jo Frances Martin of Smithville. Father-in-law, Ricky Lynn Martin, Sr. of Smithville and sister and life long friend, Billie Robin Buck of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Mason Adcock

Nov 22 2010

81 year old James Mason Adcock of Smithville died Sunday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was retired from the Chrysler Corporation. He was also a logger with Adcock Logging Company and a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tim Bennett, Dwight Knowles, and Johnny Adcock will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Odus and Bessie Young Adcock; a son, Calvin Adcock; and three daughters, Janice, Deborah, and Patricia Adcock. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Judkins Adcock; a daughter, Kathy and her husband Steve Merz; and a son, Lee Adcock. Five grandchildren, Stephanie Adcock Johnson, Mason Adcock Brandt, Daniel Adcock Brant, Ashley Brandt, and Quinton Adcock. Four great grandchildren, Makira, Emma, Aspen, and Carmon Johnson. One sister, Katie Adcock. Four brothers, Ray Adcock, Franklin and wife Faye Adcock, Mitchell and wife Imogene Adcock, and Albert and wife Christine Adcock all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eugene Dunn

Nov 20 2010

83 year old Eugene Dunn of Smithville died Friday at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was a farmer, a Methodist, and a World War II Army Veteran. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Steffee and Sandra Kirby will officiate and burial will be in the Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Riley and Ada Helen Pedigo Dunn and two brothers, Olan and Harley Dunn. Survivors include three brothers, James and his wife Shirley Dunn and Lonnie Dunn of Smithville and William Harvey and wife Charlene Dunn of Michigan. One niece, Elaine and her husband Marlon Gill of Indiana. Two nephews, Barry Dunn and Mitch Cantrell of Michigan. Several great nieces and great nephews and great great nieces and great great nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ellen Josephine Davis Hendrixson

Nov 19 2010

89 year old Ellen Josephine Davis Hendrixson of McMinnville died Thursday at Raintree Manor. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of McMinnville where she served as Sunday School Superintendent. Hendrixson was preceded in death by her parents, Abner and Lizzie Davis. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home. Bob Case will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. She is survived by her husband, Bill Evins Hendrixson of McMinnville. Two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosalyn and Earl Partin of McMinnville and Lizanne and Jim Hunter of Louisville, Kentucky. Grandchildren, Ellen Hunter of Menlo Park, California, Will Partin of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Emily Partin of McMinnville, and Samuel Hunter of Louisville, Kentucky. High Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the First United Methodist Church of McMinnville.

Willie "Sarge" Grady Thomas

Nov 19 2010

77 year old Willie "Sarge" Grady Thomas of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a Baptist and a nursery worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Emma Martin Thomas; a son, Willie "Gabby" Thomas; grandchildren, Patrick Thomas and Shaina Matthews; a brother, Junior Thomas; and a sister, Rose Dunn. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Thomas of Smithville. Children, Judy and husband Doyle Hale of Smithville, David "Doc" and wife Caprece Thomas of McMinnville, and Debbie and husband Roy Matthews of Smithville. Grandchildren, Corey Thomas, Brandon Thomas, Michael Thomas, Kimberly Ward, Kaylee Hale, Jennifer Kirby, Kristy Thomas, Ethan Matthews, and Caleb Matthews. Sisters, Pauline and husband Roscoe Frazier of Dowelltown and Sally Grissom of Gordonsville. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers, DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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