Obituaries

Ralph Alexander Dawes

Jan 22 2011

70 year old Ralph Alexander Dawes of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a Baptist, a Mason, Shriner, a Scottish Rite, and member of Liberty Lodge #77. He was also a control mechanic with Dupont. A Masonic service will be Monday night at 6:30. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Dawes was preceded in death by his father, Rudolph Dawes; his mother, Daisey Cothron Dawes; and a brother, Ray Dawes. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Frances Brawner Dawes of Smithville. Two sons, Timothy Wayne and wife Jennifer Dawes of Hendersonville and Ralph Alex and wife Leslie Dawes of Gallatin. Four grandchildren, Ashlie Scarlata, Wendi Dawes, Joshua Dawes, and Courtney Dawes. Two great grandchildren, Jordan and Kevin Scarlata. One brother, Harold Dean Dawes of Smithville. Four sisters, Betty Minchey, Ruth Davis, Judy Coley, and Kay Sadler all of Lafayette. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Stacey Renee Grisham

Jan 21 2011

40 year old Stacey Renee Grisham of McMinnville died Wednesday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was a homemaker. A memorial service will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the Osasic, 213 East Main Street, McMinnville. Jerry Stoik will officiate, She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Redmore. Survivors include two daughters, Lindsey Redmore of McMinnville and Amber Redmore of Gallatin. Two granddaughters, Myah Welster of Kansas and Shyla Redmore of McMinnville and one grandchild on the way. Two brothers, William and wife Traci Frazier and Kevin and wife Karrie Redmore. Two sisters, Becky Redmore of Rock Island and Dorothy Marie Talley of Arkansas. Mother, Dorothy Kernagis of McMinnville. Brother-in-law, Mark Guertin of Rock Island. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie Mae Brown

Jan 21 2011

91 year old Bonnie Mae Brown of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Assembly of God. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Glen Burks and Brad Driver will officiate with burial in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 p.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, Hollis Brown; parents, Arthur and Dollie Taylor Hendrixson and a brother, Connie Hendrixson, and infant son Jerry Wayne Brown. She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Vanatta of Smithville; two grandchildren, Kristen and Ryan Vallance of Michigan and Matthew Fish of Smithville. Five great-grandchildren, Tori and Tyler Buchanan and Broghan Brinley Vallance, all of Michigan, and Keaton Fish of Smithville. One niece, Joyce Hendrixson of Smithville. Three Sisters-in-law, Lorene Fowler of Cookeville, and Janice Brown and Willie Brown of Sparta. Special friends, Brad Driver and Opal Glover of Smithville. Special care givers, Jamie Hougland, Stephanie Bone and Yvonne Rutledge. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, in lieu of flowers, to help with burial expenses.

Rose Mary Banks

Jan 19 2011

52 year old Rose Mary Banks of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker; member of PETA; and the Pomeroy Chapel Brethren in Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Carl David Gilbert, II will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Banks. Survivors include two sisters, June Gilbert and Rita and husband Eddie Adcock all of Smithville. A brother, Glyn and wife Kim Banks of Smithville. Two nieces, Sandy and husband Alec Winter and Carla Gilbert of Smithville. Two nephews, David and wife Shannon Adcock of McMinnville and Carl David Gilbert, II of Smithville. Two great nieces, Olivia Winter and Illa Adcock. Two nephews, Easton Adcock and Mason Winter;special friend, Ernest Dickens and an aunt, Rose Adcock all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Tramel

Jan 18 2011

67 year old Sarah Tramel of Smithville died Monday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired cafeteria manager with DeKalb County Schools. She was also a member of Calvary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Lovell and Mairene Bailiff Keith; a sister, Sue Keith Hale; and brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Carolyn Young. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Kenneth Tramel of Smithville. Two daughters, Jennifer Tramel of Smithville and Jill Tramel of San Antonio, Texas. Three sisters, Joyce and husband Charles Stanley of Kentucky, Jan and husband Steve Anderson of Nashville, and Shirley Taylor of Murfreesboro. Two brothers-in-law, Jerry and wife Carolyn Tramel of Smithville and Eddie and wife Debbie Tramel of Alcoa. Two sisters-in-law, Becky and husband Moose Nokes and Joyce Hendrixson of Dowelltown. One aunt, Louelle Bailiff Tramel of Smithville. Thirteen nieces and nephews, eleven great nieces and nephews, and her church family at Calvary Baptist. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. If you prefer to make a donation in lieu of flowers,please make them to the Calvary Baptist Church Choir Fund or to Gideons Bibles.

Lellon McCoy Cantrell

Jan 17 2011

74 year old Lellon McCoy Cantrell of Smithville died Sunday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Johnny Adcock will officiate and burial will be in the Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sterling and Odell Barnes Cantrell and a brother, Levoy Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Donna Faye Green Cantrell of Smithville. Two sons, Levoy Cantrell of McMinnville and Steve Cantrell of Smithville. A daughter, Laverne and husband Steve Butcher of New York. Four grandchildren, Nathan and Tara Cantrell of Utah, Mandy and Chase Weiler of New York, and Justin Cantrell and Leslie Cantrell of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Chase Weiler of New York and Aiden Cantrell of Illinois. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to the Alzeimer's Association, in lieu of flowers.

Julie Ray Saylors

Jan 14 2011

54 year old Julie Ray Saylors of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a nursery worker. She is survived by special companion, Danny Petty of Smithville. Friends have chosen direct cremation. No services are planned. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Her friends have asked that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with cremation expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Ruth Parker

Jan 14 2011

82 year old Ruth Parker of Liberty died Friday at her residence. She was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. Parker was also a retired shirt factory worker, having worked 30 years. She also worked with the Liberty Senior Citizens for 15 years. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Matt Long will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Onis and Onie May Crook Driver; a son, Larry Martin; and a sister, Robbie Summers. Survivors include a daughter, Judy and husband Gary Mathis of Liberty. A daughter-in-law, Connie Martin of Liberty. Grandchildren, Kim Cox, Barry Martin, Jenny and husband Ritchie Bennett, and Tasha and husband Frank Figgins. Nine great grandchildren, Kayla and husband Chad Harvey, Brittney and Kristen Campbell, Samantha Sircy, Taylor Martin, Lance League, Madison Figgins, Morgan Clark, and Labrice Figgins. Two brothers, J.C. Driver of Liberty and Darry and wife Susan Driver of Dowelltown. One sister, Georgia Fish of McMinnville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry D. Bain

Jan 13 2011

60 year old Jerry D. Bain of Smithville died Thursday morning at his residence. Bain was a Pentecostal and employed by Home Roofing Company. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Buford Bain, Jerry Braswell, and Glenn Chapman will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Bain was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy and Esta Mai Davis Bain; brothers, Turney and Junior Bain; sisters, Rachel Taylor, Henrietta Estes; and an infant brother, James Bain and infant sister, Trudy Bain. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Bain of Smithville. Children, Darlene Bain and companion Greg Driver, Donald and wife Lisa Bain, and Phillip and wife Jamie Bain all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Wesley and Tyler England, and Nathaniel and Benjamin Bain. Step-granddaughter, Amanda and husband Timmy Proctor. Step-great grandchildren, Clayton, Hannah, and Hunter Proctor. Sisters, Carol and husband Jerry Braswell of McMinnville and Shirley and husband James Hale of Liberty. Brother, David and wife Sandra Bain of Smithville. Many nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Billy E. Ferrell

Jan 12 2011

79 year old Billy E. Ferrell of Smithville and formerly of Red Boiling Springs and Carthage, died Tuesday evening at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs. The funeral service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment will follow in the Thomas Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin Thursday at 12 noon until 8 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. until service time. The family requests memorials be made to the Thomas Cemetery. You may make these memorials thru the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Raby Ferrell of Smithville. Sons and daughters-in-law, Chris & Shelia Ferrell of Carthage and Phillip & Lesley Ferrell. Granddaughters, Lyndsey, Makenzie and Kendall Ferrell all of Murfreesboro and Logen Ferrell of Carthage. A grandson, Lucas Ferrell of Carthage. A sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Bill Gagnon of Aiken, South Carolina Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

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