Obituaries

Eula Medley Mathis

Mar 29 2008

97 year old Eula Medley Mathis of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.C. and Pearl Medley; brothers, Howard, Alfred, Buster, Robert, and Floyd Medley; and sisters, Ruth Moulton and Bula Maggart. Survivors include three brothers, Kenneth "Bud" and his wife Nell Medley of Smithville, Joe Medley of Baxter, and Gerald Medley of Smithville. One sister, Lucille Fuson of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and special neighbors, Jimmy and Debbie Driver and Bea Pack. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Estle Summers

Mar 28 2008

42 year old Jerry Estle Summers of Smithville died Thursday at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tennessee. He was a construction worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Braswell Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Estel and Ruby Pedigo Summers and a sister, Kimberly Young. Survivors include three sons, Daniel, Josh, and Matthew Summers. A daughter, Brandee Summers. Companion, Tonya Caldwell. A step-daughter, Brittany Barnes. Four grandchildren, Payton, Kaitlyn, and Addison Summers and Brooklyn Barnes all of Smithville. One sister and brother-in-law, Vickie and Don Womack of McMinnville. One niece, Bethany Womack and two nephews, Jeremy and Cody Young. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

George Lewis McClain

Mar 27 2008

75 year old George Lewis McClain of McMinnville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church and retired from the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Westside Baptist Church in McMinnville. Tyree Smith will officiate. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice White McClain; parents, Joe Haskel and Georgia Pearl Turner McClain; a daughter, Elaine Violet McClain; a brother, Cecil McClain; and sisters, Ruby Anita Rackley and Lena Marie Turner. Survivors include two sons, Geary McClain of Pennsylvania and Michael Edward McClain of Smithville.. Three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Sisters, Laura Jane McClain of McMinnville, JoAnna McClain Stuber of Florida, Mary Elizabeth Jernigan of Viola and Mae Prater of McMinnville. Brothers, William E. McClain, James H. McClain of Smithville, Walter V. McClain of Murfreesboro and Ricky McClain of Smithville. Mr. McClain's remains have been donated to the West Virginia University Guest Register for research. The family asks that donations be made to the Westside Baptist Church in McMinnville, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Patrick Steve Cook

Mar 25 2008

44 year old Patrick Steve Cook of Ormund Beach, Florida died Monday at Ormund Memorial Hospital. He was a former resident of Liberty, a self employed contractor, and a member of the First Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at Ormund Beach, Florida. Another memorial service will take place at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Donnie Kelly will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service. He was preceded in death by his father, Bratten Hale Cook, Sr.; a sister, Gayden Richardson; and a nephew, Patrick Ford. He is survived by his wife, Pat Harrison Cook; two sons, Elliot Cook of Ormund Beach, Florida and Colin Cook of Lexington. He is also survived by his mother, Jo Bill Cook of Smithvile. A brother and sister-in-law, Bratten "Butch" Cook and Judy Cook of Smithville. A sister, Jo Lynn Cook of Smithville. A sister and brother-in-law, Murphy Ann Ford and Jeffrey Buck Ford of Nashville. Two nieces, Megan Cook of Smithville and Jesse Ford of Nashville. Four nephews, Bratten Cook of Cookeville, Andrew Cook of Murfreesboro, Tucker and James Ford of Nashville. One great nephew, Ari Cook. One great niece, Devin Cook of McMinnville. Contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to a trust fund for Steve's minor son, Elliot, at any Region's Bank location or at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Esther Elaine Asbury

Mar 25 2008

64 year old Esther Elaine Asbury of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a factory worker and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Asbury; her parents, Alfred and Elgie E. Bechtol; infant sisters, Enola Mae and Carol Beth Bechtol; and brothers, Ralph Bechtol and Denver G. Bechtol. Survivors include two children, Richard Schilt of Smithville and Lori Black of Dowelltown. Two grandchildren, Kiley Yoder of Dowelltown and Brandon Schilt of Smithville. A great granddaughter, Angelina Yoder. Two brothers, Martin and his wife Joyce Bechtol of Montpelier, Ohio; Leslie and his wife Martha Bechtol of Edon, Ohio. A sister, Eileen Sue and her husband Ed Gipple of Montpelier, Ohio. Ms. Asbury's remains have been cremated. There will be a private memorial service held at a later date.

Steve Mabe, Sr.

Mar 24 2008

51 year old Steve Mabe, Sr. of Alexandria died Saturday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steve, Jr. and Rachel Mabe of Smithville. Grandchildren, Heath Mabe and Lance Mabe. His mother, Helen Mabe Van Strander and his step-father, Richard Van Strander of Alexandria. A brother, Larry Mabe and his wife Janet and their children, Monica Mabe and Tabitha Mabe. Several uncles and aunts also survive. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. David Dunn and Glenn Ramsey will officiate. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. The Mabe family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Steve Landon Goodwin

Mar 24 2008

48 year old Steve Landon Goodwin of Liberty died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a carpenter and a member of the Congregational Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Miller will offciate and burial will be in the Dismal Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Landon Goodwin. Survivors include two daughters, Candace Dodd of Woodbury and Rachel Goodwin of Smithville. His mother, Louise Driver Goodwin; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy Ellis and Russell Estes; a niece, Natosha Reinhart; and a great niece, Autumn Reinhart all of Liberty. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Haskel Elby Howard

Mar 24 2008

87 year old Haskel Elby Howard of Smithville died Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Erbie Haskel and Mertie Ovella Slagle Howard. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother and two other brothers, Kenneth D. Howard and Holly J. Howard. Mr. Howard was retired from the U.S. Navy, having served from 1939 until 1959, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. Survivors include his wife, Chizuko Howard of Smithville. Three children, Michael Kenji and his wife Kelli Howard of Batavia, Ohio; Riki Lynn and his wife Gina Howard of Brentwood; and Michiko Naomi Howard and her husband Tim Martin of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Raleigh Preston Howard, Kenleigh Nicole Howard, Allison Taylor Howard, Slater Jackson Howard, Hayley Midori Martin, Raiden Alexander Martin, and Madeline Aiko Martin. Many cousins in Tennessee and many western states also survive. Mr. Howard's remains have been cremated. There will be no vistitation held at the funeral home. There will be a graveside memorial service held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. with full Military Honors at the Howard Cemetery in White County. Chuck Olson and Michael Hale will officiate. The cemetery is located on the Old Kentucky Road. Mr. Howard requested NO flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice, the American Cancer Society, Disabled American Veterans, Justin Potter Library, or the DeKalb County High School Library with books about our nation's history or military. All donations can be made by calling or coming by the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Stevie Joe Estes

Mar 23 2008

41 year old Stevie Joe Estes of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Howard Griffin will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Henrietta Bain Estes and a brother, Ronald Estes. Survivors include his wife, Shelia Baker Estes; a daughter, Amanda McClure; three step-daughters, Jessica Hubbard and Christina Murphy all of Smithville and Stephanie Murphy of Jamestown. Two grandchildren, Conner McClure and Haley Murphy both of Smithville and James Estes of Smithville. His father, Chester Estes of Smithville. Four aunts, Ruth Martin of Smithville, Frances Underwood of Woodbury, and Carolyn Braswell and Shirley Hale. Two uncles, David and Jerry Bain. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

L.G. Bain

Mar 21 2008

63 year old L.G. Bain of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a Baptist and a self employed carpenter. The funeral will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Alton Colwell, Bobby Thompson, and Michael Hale will offficiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m until the time of the service 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Honest and Jewell Bain and sons, Jeffery and Jerry Bain. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Bain of Smithville. Children, Shawn "Wiesel" Bain, Shelia Ann Beckham, and Josh Bain all of Smithville, and Donna Sue Estes of McMinnvile. Sisters, Betty and her husband Beecher Taylor, Christine and her husband Alton Colwell of Smithville, and Joyce Prater of Lebanon. Brothers, J.B. and his wife Cathy Bain, E.J. Bain, R.J. and his wife Judy Bain, and A.J. and his wife Carol Bain all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Devon Bain, Travis Beckham, Ashley Bain, Andy Bain, Aniece Bain, Amy and Casey Estes. A great grandchild, Natalya McCarty. Step-children, Kim and her husband Waymon Walker of Sparta and Mark and his wife Bobbie Davis of Carthage. Step grandchildren, Amber Linder, Megan Linder, Chelsie Linder, Zach Walker, Matthew Davis, and Amber Gross. Special caregiver and sister-in-law, Patsy Rutherford. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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