Obituaries

Sandra Lee Brown Grandstaff

Oct 20 2008

45 year old Sandra Lee Brown Grandstaff of Alexandria died Monday at UMC Medical Center in Lebanon. She was a Baptist and a machine operator for Hartman Luggage. The funeral will be Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Junior Hibdon and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Brown and a sister, Donna Kay Florida. Survivors include two daughters, Kristy Grandstaff of Alexandria and Leah Grandstaff of Brush Creek. Three sisters, Charlene and her husband Barry Thaxton of Alexandria, Audrey and her husband Bobby Charles Martin of Liberty, and Yvonne Brown of Dowelltown. Her mother, Novella Merriman Brown of Dowelltown, special friend Chris Grandstaff of Alexandria, and several nieces and nephews. 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.

Kathryn Colvert Cantrell

Oct 20 2008

72 year old Kathryn Colvert Cantrell of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She wasa retired Guidance Counselor at DeKalb County High School, member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, Smithville Women's Study Club, and a member of the Red Hats Society. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Entombment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home and from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John P. and Eliza Vickers Colvert and a son, David Sean Cantrell. Survivors include her husband, Waniford Cantrell of Smithville. Sons, Steven Allen and his wife Gloria Cantrell of Washington, D.C. and Andrew Todd Cantrell of Smithville. Grandchildren, John Colvert Cantrell of Fairfax Station, Virginia, and J.W. Cantrell and Steven Andrew Cantrell both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donna Kay Williams

Oct 17 2008

56 year old Donna Kay Williams of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Bright Hill Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. John Purdue and Mike Satterfield will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Cloe Parsley Cripps. Survivors include her husband, Larry Williams; Two daughters, Regina and her husband Josh Satterfield and Jayma and her husband Nathan Dowell; One son, Justin Cripps; Three grandchildren, Destry, Laradon, and Izayah Dowell; and her father, James "Curly" Cripps, all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

J.B. Redmon

Oct 16 2008

93 year old J.B. Redmon of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired employee of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home where he worked for 40 years. He was also a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday 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 Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Redmon was preceded in death by his parents, John and Willie Cantrell Redmon; a brother, Chris Redmon; and sisters, Bertie Magness and Ruby Redmon. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruth Wall Redmon of Smithville. A brother, Luther Redmon and family of Toledo, Ohio. Nephews, Tom and his wife LaWanda Magness of California, John Magness of Michigan, and Dan and his wife Linda Magness of Franklin. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ Day School or to the Smithville Church of Christ, or to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.

Clara Janelle LaFever

Oct 15 2008

85 year old Clara Janelle LaFever of Smithville died Tuesday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and a secretary at the courthouse. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur LaFever and her parents, Herman and Clara Calhoun Webb. Survivors include sons, Ray and his wife Genia LaFever of Nashville and Carlon and his wife Suzanne LaFever of Soddy Daisy. Grandchildren, Adrienne LaFever of Soddy Daisy and Rebecca LaFever of Chicago. Two sisters, Ina Ruth Bess and Jo Evelyn Underhill both of Smithville. A brother, Ray Morris Webb of Smyrna and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Thellie Christine Allen

Oct 13 2008

91 year old Thellie Christine Allen of Alexandria died Sunday at the Quality Care Nursing Home in Lebanon. She was a Wilson County native, a retired shirt factory worker, and an active member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate and burial will be in the Talley Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dossie B. and Thellie Lemons Sellars and her husband of 50 years, Wade Allen. Survivors include children, Bobbie Nell and her husband Jimmy Staley of Gallatin, Willie B. Allen of Donelson, and George Allen of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Allen and wife Melissa Staley of Franklin and Sharon and husband Robert Dunn of Bloomington, Illinois. Great grandchildren, Alex Dunn, Kaitlin Dunn, and Rachel Dunn. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church or the Talley Cemetery in lieu of flowers.

David Lynn Nokes

Oct 13 2008

59 year old David Lynn Nokes of Dowelltown died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a personal assistant to Dr. Joe Bryant. He was also a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Frances Foster will officiate and burial will be in Mount Arat Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Nokes was preceded in death by his parents and a son, William David Nokes. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Driver Nokes of Dowelltown. Two sons, Donald and his wife Candice Nokes of Lebanon and Joe and Jennifer Nokes of Smithville. One daughter, Crystal Lynn Nokes of Indiana. Eight grandchildren, Ayla, Kaitlin, Taylor, Derrick, Christopher, Jacob, Timothy, and Amy. One brother, Ernie Nokes of Smithville. Special sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathy and Curtis Brown of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Johnny Pless Pinegar

Oct 12 2008

69 year old Johnny Pless Pinegar of McMinnville died Saturday at Saint Thomas Hospital. He was a Baptist and was employed at Cumberland Valley Nursery. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Webb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Ethel Young Pinegar; two sisters, Hattie Rosien and Betty Jean Dyal; and two brothers, Frank and James Pinegar. Survivors include his wife, Claudena Smith Pinegar of McMinnville. One daughter, Patsy and her husband Elsalvadore Victoria of North Carolina. Three step daughters, Pam Johnson of Ohio, Eva Beal of Unionville, and Coleen Jones of McMinnville. Two step-sons, Ray Barrett of Sparta and Jeff Smith of Woodbury. Two grandsons, ten step grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and two brothers, Percy Pinegar of Smithville and Zeb Pinegar of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Reverend Paul Clayton Sanders

Oct 10 2008

68 year old Reverend Paul Clayton Sanders of Smithville died Friday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a retired minister of the Smithville New Life United Pentecostal Church where he preached for 21 years. He served as a District Board Member of the Tennessee District United Pentecostal Church for 12 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville New Life United Pentecostal Church. Ministerial colleagues will officiate and burial will be Monday at the Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Iuka, Mississippi. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. all at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Talmage and Helen Barnett Sanders and a sister, Lois Grissom. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gayra Sanders of Smithville. One son, Jonathan and his wife Charlotte Sanders of Cookeville. Three granddaughters, Kelsey Sanders of Algood, and Amber and Ashley Greenlee of Cookeville. One brother, David Sanders of Mississippi. Three sisters, Martha Sanders, Betty Shields, and Anna Shadburn all of Mississippi and a host of nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Camp Lake Benson, in lieu of flowers. The donations may be made at the funeral home.

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.

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