Obituaries

Peggy Gail Turner

Nov 25 2008

61 year old Peggy Gail Turner of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Tabernacle. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Garry McBride and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Lillie Martin Green; her husband, Wilson Turner; two sisters, and four brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Lynn and her husband Mike Jordan of Lavergne. Three grandsons, Ryan Turner, Weston and John Jordan all of Lavergne. Two sisters, Mary Pack and Margaret and her husband Russell Norton all of Smithville. Three brothers, John and his wife Robin Green of Ohio, David and his wife Diane Green, and Jay and Teddy Green all of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Mrs. Jessie Blackwell Pruitt

Nov 25 2008

92 year old Mrs. Jessie Blackwell Pruitt of Smithville and formerly of Sparta died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Survivors include children, Janice Miller and her husband Willie, Inetta Taylor and husband Ron, Wanda Troglen, Brenda Fullerton and husband Scott, Waymon Blackwell and wife Mary, and Harold Blackwell and Jerry Blackwell. A brother, Elbert Griffin. Sisters, Maxine Banker and Ernestine Scoggins. Twenty eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Cantrell

Nov 25 2008

63 year old Bobby Cantrell of Lebanon died Tuesday morning at the Summit Medical Center at Hermitage. He was an employee of Prospect and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Owens, David Mahan, and Chuck Groover will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Nonnie Rhody Cantrell. He is survived by two brothers, James and his wife Geraldine Cantrell and Will Allen Cantrell all of Smithville. A sister, Mertie Ann and her husband Stan Williams of Hermitage. Three aunts, Mary Snow, Gladys Braswell, and Lena Rhody. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. House parents Mary and David Dempo of Lebanon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Tracy Darrel Cassity

Nov 24 2008

37 year old Tracy Darrel Cassity of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was born in DeKalb County and was a construction worker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Junior Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kathy Smith; grandparents, Glen Smith, Tom Moore Cassity; and step grandfather, H.C. Duke. Survivors include his children, Christopher Cassity and Kristen Cassity; his wife, Marilyn Cassity; and his father, Bobby Cassity of Alexandria. Brothers, Jonathan "Rocky" Cassity and Josh Cassity of Alexandria. An uncle, Ricky Cassity of Alexandria. Grandparents, Ethel Lee Cassity of Alexandria and Lynn Duke of Smithville. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that contributions be made, in lieu of flowers, at Anderson Funeral Home to a fund for his children, Christopher and Kristen.

Phyllis Carol Goldizen

Nov 21 2008

76 year old Phyllis Carol Goldizen of Sparta died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Bob Goldizen. Four daughters, Phyllis and her husband Stephen Schwing, Becky and her husband Earl Hibbard, Bridgett and her husband Junior Roak, and Wanda and her husband Bill Wilymacky. Two sons, Mike and his wife Debbie Goldizen and Bobby and his wife Lynn Goldizen. Sixteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has chosen direct cremation.

Vickie Ann Bain Herndon

Nov 20 2008

46 year old Vickie Ann Bain Herndon died Tuesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. She was born in DeKalb County. Herndon was also a garment factory worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Javin Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall Turney Bain and Emmie Lawson Bain and an infant daughter, Misty Dawn Clark. Survivors include her husband, James David Roberts of Carthage. A sister, Tammie Powell of Carthage. A brother-in-law, James Earl Roberts of Carthage. A nephew, James Lee Roberts. Aunts, Shirley and her husband James E. Hale of Liberty and Carolyn and her husband Jerry Braswell of Dibrell. Uncles, Jerry and his wife Debbie Bain and David and his wife Sandra Bain all of Smithville. Uncles and aunts, Robert and his wife Ula Presley of Dibrell, Christine and her husband Willie Murphy and Toy and his wife Faye Lawson all of Liberty, and Charlie Matheeny of Nashville. Her mother-in-law, Margaret Roberts of Carthage. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the family at Anderson Funeral Home.

Mollie "Mamie Cile" Lucille Self

Nov 20 2008

95 year old Mollie "Mamie Cile" Lucille Self of Alexandria died Wednesday at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. She was born in DeKalb County, a retired cook for Metro Nashville Schools, and a member of the Linwood Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Danny Hunt, Cory Turner, Roger Grisham, and Walter George will officiate and burial will be in the Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Fitts and Susie McBride Fitts; her husbands, Denton Neal and Charlie Self. Four sisters and a brother also preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters, Annie and her husband Bratten Turner of Alexandria and Ina and her husband Foster Moore of Lebanon. A step-son, Robert and his wife Barbara Self of Smithville. A step-daughter, Irene Koesis of Tampa, Florida. Seven grandchildren, two step grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren, and fourteen great great grandchildren. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Etta Dean Rankhorn

Nov 19 2008

77 year old Mary Etta Dean Rankhorn of Smithville died Tuesday at Centennial Medical Center. She was a retired cook at DeKalb Middle School where she worked for 26 years. She was also a member of the New Union Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at New Union Baptist Church. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Garry McBride will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Friday from 10:00 a.m.until 11:00 a.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Quitman and Lorene Williamson Keathley; her husband, Shadie Rankhorn; one son, Earl Dean Rankhorn; and a brother, Payton Hugene Keathley. She is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Rankhorn and a son, Jeff Rankhorn, both of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Shalimar Newport and Jacob Rankhorn. Three great grandchildren, LeAnna and Isaac Newport and Shiley Rankhorn all of Rock Island. Two brothers, Carson Keathley of McMinnville and M.C. Keathley of Louisiana. One special cousin, Pilcher Roller of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eula Chisam Cantrell

Nov 18 2008

90 year old Eula Chisam Cantrell of Smithville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church at Old Hickory. She was also a member of the women's quilting circle at New Union Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Anthony Pelham and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed Nicholas and Nancy Melvina Fisha Chisam and a sister, Hazel Chisam. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Willie Atwood Cantrell of Smithville. Daughters, Nancy Cantrell and her husband Jack Redden of Hermitage, Jeane Carver and her husband Rick Norvell of Nashville, and Joanie Cantrell and her husband Gary Breshears of Mount Juliet. Grandchildren, Ronald Todd Jackson, Cale Paxton Carver, and Ellen Kate Norvell. A sister, Gladys Ray Cope of Smithville and a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law, Helen and Herman Roller of Rock Island. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Issac Kane Pedigo Williams

Nov 17 2008

Issac Kane Pedigo Williams, infant son of Joey and Brooke Williams of Smithville, died Monday at Centennial Medical Center. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The child was preceded in death by his great grandfathers, James Pedigo and Roy Cook. In addition to his parents, the child is survived by a twin brother, Aidan Evans Williams. Grandparents, Lisa Rhody of Smithville. James and Robin Pedigo of Cookeville, Juanita Williams of Tuskeegee, Alabama, Billy Joyce Webster, and Carolyn Clore of Cookeville. Great grandmother, Hazel Cook of Lebanon. An aunt, Whitley Rhody of Smithville. An uncle, D.J. Clore of Cookeville. Cousins, Sydney Popovic of Smithville and Dale Clore, Jr. A aunt, Becky Fante of Cookeville. Godmothers, Angel and Ashley Cook of Nashville. Special cousins, Mariah, Kevon, Shawn, Jay, Jaylee, Devonte, Lexi, Aaron, and Abby. Special friend, Claudie Odom of Cookeville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home in memory of Isaac to help the family with funeral expenses.

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