Obituaries

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.

Juanita Haley

Nov 19 2010

93 year old Juanita Haley of the Green Hill Community died Thursday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker, member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. Order of the Eastern Star, Short Mountain Chapter #474 in Smithville, WMU at Gath Baptist Church, and the Family and Community Education in Dibrell. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eston Haley; a son, Paul Gentry Haley; grandson, Stephen Earl Haley; parents, Wyatt Lee and Lola Edith Griffith Davis; brothers and sisters, Glenn Austin Davis, Wilma Rebecca Pressley, Joe Wyatt Davis, Lillian Helena Davis, Lee Farr Davis, and Jim Sloan Davis. Survivors include children, Pat and husband Bill Goff, Robert Wayne Haley, Carolyn and husband Arnold Sotke, David and wife Marsha Haley, and Vicki Haley. Grandchildren, Kimberly Goff Parant, Douglas and wife Diane Haley, Jason and wife Stacy Sotke, Kristin Goff, Brandy Sotke-Boyd, Heather and husband Christopher Priddy, Eric and wife Nicole Haley, Megan and husband Brian Worley. Great grandchildren, Joshua Parant, Adam Parant, Kala Milanovick, Rebecca Wehrmann, Cali Haley, Colby Haley, Jordin Milanovich, Chase Milanovich, Calen Priddy, Eston Sotke, Dylan Worley, Nathan Priddy, Luke Sotke, Owen Worley, and Lauren Priddy. Great great grandchild, Lydia Sloan Parant. Sisters, Evelyn "Tincy" Young and Billie Marie Leckliter. Sisters-in-law, Jean Haley and Janice Davis. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. The family asks that donations be made to Bethel Cemetery or Caris Hospice, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie Clara Hooberry

Nov 17 2010

52 year old Bonnie Clara Hooberry of Smithville died Wednesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Richard Franklin will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Juanita Risner Green and her grandparents. Survivors include two daughters, Amy Carpenter of Smithville and Tiffany and husband Michael Remo of Portland. One son, Steven Hooberry of Ashland City. Her father, Robert Green of Lebanon. Six grandchildren, Brittney and Billy Carpenter of Smithville, Drew and Logan Miles of Portland, and Jaci and Marlee Remo of Portland. One sister, Connie Armour of Smithville. Two brothers, Dennis Harvey of White House and Phillip Green of Florida and companion Billy Crymes. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations 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.

Velma Miller Hale

Nov 17 2010

82 year old Velma Miller Hale of Murfreesboro died Tuesday at Community Care of Rutherford County. She was a retired salesman for Holiday Portrait and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Hale; parents, Alfred and Mary Etta Williams Miller; four brothers, Luther, Toy, Valter, and Orval Miller; and two sisters, Nettie Kelley and Mettie Weston. Survivors include a daughter, Angela May of Arkansas. One son, Dane and his wife Nora Hale of Murfreesboro. A step-son, Jim and his wife Faye Hale of Woodbury. Two grandsons, Michael Trevisone of Arkansas and Christopher May of Arkansas. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Faye Smith

Nov 16 2010

71 year old Faye Smith of Dowelltown died Tuesday at her residence. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Thursday at noon at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Shannon Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in the Keith Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Smith; a daughter, Penny Wilson; parents, Johnny Austin and Maggie Keith Braswell; and nieces and nephews, Courtney Pirtle and Josh and Jeremy Colwell. Smith is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Tony Lawson of Smithville. A brother and sister-in-law, James and Ruth Pirtle of Smithville. Aunts, Florene Mullican and Evelyn Allen. Special nephew, Buddy Smith. Nieces, Teresa Murphy of Sparta, Tina Knowles of Smithville, Judy Hale of Smithville, and Angela Bain of Smithville. Nephews, Anthony Adcock, Danny Pirtle, and Randy Smith all of Smithville. Special great niece, Tanya Murphy and several great nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha O. Bluhm

Nov 15 2010

83 year old Martha O. Bluhm of Smithville died Monday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a machine operator at Kingston Timer and a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Bluhm; parents, William Overton Hale, Sr. and Martha Ervin Hale; a daughter, Dianna Bluhm; a step-son, Johnny Manford Bluhm; three brothers, Charlie, Howard, and Junior Hale; and six sisters, Hallie Cassity, Prudy Pinegar, Ruby Leduex, Julie Gregory, Barbara Billings, and Ruth Walls. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Price of Doyle and Cathy and her husband Ronald Clayton of Smithville. One son, Jerry and his wife Faye Bluhm of Cookeville. Nine grandchildren, Jeremy Haas of Smithville, Stephanie Fagan of Smithville, Jennifer and her husband Burt Silcox of Riverwatch, Christie Bluhm of Indiana, Shelly and her husband Kevin Shively of Kentucky, Derrick and his wife Kristy Hutchings of Sparta, Matthew and his wife Nasha Bluhm of Sevierville, Johnny Bluhm of Nashville, and Jimmy Bluhm of Georgia. Five great grandchildren, Cheyenne Fagan of Smithville, Misty and her husband Scott Walker of Smithville, Jamie and his wife Melissa Bluhm of McMinnville, and Brock and Owen Shively of Kentucky. One sister, Evelyn Taylor of Smithville. One brother-in-law, Austin and his wife Regina Billings of Smyrna. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eunice Elmer Caplinger

Nov 15 2010

96 year old Eunice Elmer Caplinger of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church and a retired shirt factory worker and a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Royce Martin and Matt Long will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delton Caplinger; a son, Doyle Caplinger; a grandson, Johnny E. Barry; a great grandson, Brian Doyle Pack; brothers, Leon Johnson and Charlie Johnson; and sisters, Cardene Starnes and Gertie Scott. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Frankie J. and Jack Watkins of Smithville. A daughter-in-law, Dorothy Caplinger of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Charles Caplinger, Doylene Caplinger, and Melissa Branscomb. Twelve great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold Reed Thweatt

Nov 13 2010

73 year old Harold Reed Thweatt of McMinnville died Friday at Riverpark Hospital. He was retired from the Warren County Highway Department and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lelon and Betty Ann Cantrell Thweatt; his wife, Helen Judkins Thweatt; a daughter, Wanda Powers; a brother, Charles Lee Thweatt; and a sister, Diania Cantrell. Survivors include a son, Phillip and his wife Debbie Thweatt; three grandchildren, Denise Powers, Paula Pedigo, and Brandon Harris all of McMinnville. Five great grandchildren, Logan Ogden, Brooklyn Powers, MaKayla Powers, Ivy Cantrell, and Layla Greenwall all of McMinnville. One sister, Martha and husband Darryl Rowland of Smithville and step mother, Keeble Thweatt of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Timothy Lee Cline

Nov 9 2010

55 year old Timothy Lee Cline of Alexandria died Saturday at the Quality Care Nursing Home in Lebanon. He was born in Woodland, California, son of Mary Katherine James and Earl Gastineau. Cline was preceded in death by hIs maternal grandparents, Lorell and Luther James of Hickman and his paternal grandparents, Mamie and Dutch Gastineau of Woodland, California, and his step-father, Roy L. Tripp. In 1967, his family moved from California to Hickman. He attended the Gordonsville Elementary and High Schools. After school, he held numerous positions in the work field, from factory worker to driving a semi-truck and working construction. He was a member of the Hickman Baptist Church. Cline is survived by two daughters, Shanna and husband David Wayne Washer of Watertown and Tasha and husband Chris Brooks Cline of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Alissa Thackxton and Khloe Cline. His mother, Mary K. Tripp of Alexandria. His father, Earl Gastineau of Phoenix, Arizona. A sister, Debbie Eaton of Alexandria. Nephews, Jerimey Howard and Randy Eaton. Great niece, Kaia Howard. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Cline's remains are at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the family will receive friends on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. A graveside service and inurnment will be held at the Gordonsville Cemetery on Thursday at 3:00 p.m. with eulogist Mark Medley. The family requests that contributions be made to the family funeral fund, in lieu of flowers. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jane Hughes Bratten

Nov 8 2010

84 year old Jane Hughes Bratten of Nashville died Sunday at The Meadows in Nashville. She was a retired pharmacist at Saint Thomas Hospital and a member of Salem Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Don Mathis and Mark Wade will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Gertrude Spurlock Bratten and a brother, Bundy Bratten. Survivors include a sister, Mary and her husband Jack Duggin of Nashville and Annetta Fite of Liberty. Eight nieces, Diana Redmon of Murfreesboro, Mary Jane and Jackie Brown of Liberty, Betty Carol Fite of Nashville, Kathy and Ben Hearn of Gordonsville, Tommie Ann Sliger of Liberty, Terry Jane and David Converse of Nashville, Jennifer Gholson of Mount Juliet, and Trudy and Bill Kissiack of Atlanta, Georgia. Special longtime friends Eleanor Dougherty of Nashville and Violet Fuson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made in memory of Jane Hughes Bratten to the Tennessee Baptist Home for Children,PO Box 2206 Brentwood, Tennessee 37027, in lieu of flowers.

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