Obituaries

Katie Frances Cantrell

Dec 18 2008

73 year old Katie Frances Cantrell of McMinnville died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville of a brief illness. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Paul Roberts will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Madie Young Pack; a daughter, Penny Cantrell; three sisters, Betty Jo Redmon, Lear Wright, and Vestie Green; and three brothers, D.G., Charles, and Franklin Pack. She is survived by her husband, Dennie Cantrell of McMinnville. Children and their spouses, Steve and Doris Cantrell of Smithville, Pam Cantrell of McMinnville, Kim and Bennie McBride of Morrison, and Kathy and Jesse Bratcher of McMinnville. Three grandchildren, Misty Arnold, Zach and Jamie McBride. Three great grandchildren, Gabe, Garrett, and Abbigail. Several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernestine V. Patterson

Dec 18 2008

93 year old Ernestine V. Patterson of Smithville died Tuesday of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Cannon County native, a housewife, stove manufacturer, and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Melton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dearman Patterson. Survivors include first cousins, Joe Patterson of Goodlettesville, Ralph Patterson and Peggy Patterson of Murfreesboro, Dorris Hare of Delaware, Sue Cripps, Kelly, and Eugene Underwood of Smithville, Joe R. Leonard and Tony Patterson of Cannon County, Paul Patterson of Michigan, William Patterson of Mississippi, Roger Patterson of Arizona, James Patterson of Maine, Paul Waggoner of Chattanooga, Geraldine Prater of Warren County, and numerous second and third cousins and devoted neighbors, Ken and Marie Garrett and family. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Wayne Davidson

Dec 15 2008

41 year old Robert Wayne Davidson of Smithville died Saturday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral in Sparta and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery in DeKalb County. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Oaklawn Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Candida Davidson of Smithville. One son, Robert Wayne Davidson, Jr. of Smithville. His mother, Brenda Lou Higham of Sparta. His father, Asher Davidson of Sparta. A brother, Steve Davidson and his wife Sherry of Sparta. A sister, Priscilla Judkins of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Tony Culwell and his wife Lori and family of Smithville. Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that contributions be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Josie Marjorie Love

Dec 12 2008

90 year old Josie Marjorie Love of the Fountain Grove Community of Warren County died Wednesday at her residence. She was born in DeKalb County, a homemaker, and a member of the Viola Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Kevin Deason will officiate and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. The Love family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Zollie and Shirley Love Cantrell; her husband, James Landon Love; and her brothers, Norman Cantrell, Royce Cantrell, and Howard Cantrell. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Lee Brewer of the Fountain Grove Community. Grandchildren, Kristie Love Crouch of Murfreesboro and Suzanne Lynette Moore of Morrison. Great grandchildren Derek Alan Crouch, John Wiley Moore, and Shelby Love Moore. Sisters, Elizabeth Lafever of Atanta, Georgia, Rubye Cantrell of Smithville, Gladys Buck of Madison, Joyce Crosslin of Nashville, and Linda Hillis of McMinnville and brothers, Reed Cantrell and Gordon Cantrell both of McMinnville. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Pearl Gard

Dec 10 2008

96 year old Doris Pearl Gard of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Allen Chapel Methodist Church. A graveside service will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gard Cemetery. Tim Ferguson will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ward and Rosella Loy Bonney; her husband, Cleo Gard; a son, Ronnie Gard; and a daughter, Karen Kay Gard. Survivors include a daughter, Sherri Gard; one son, Darwin and his wife Wanda Gard; and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Gard all of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren, Denise Holcomb, Karla Warrick, Michelle Roller all of Smithville, Bill Gard of Murfreesboro, Tim Dixon and Lori Wall of Arizona, Wanda Kinnard of Cookeville, Kathy Neal of Smithville, Betsy Smith of Alexandria, Linda Thomas of Smithville, and Janet Cecil of Arrington, Tennessee. Thirty one great grandchildren. Seven great great grandchildren. One sister, Bob Westergreen of Iowa. There will be no visitation. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnny Crockett McGuire

Dec 10 2008

85 year old Johnny Crockett McGuire of Nashville died Tuesday at Southern Hills Medical Center. He was a mechanic and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Cantrell McGuire. He is survived by his wife, Sue Turner McGuire of Nashville. One son, Richard Vandergriff of Old Hickory, and several cousins and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virgle Lee Dunn

The funeral for 80 year old Virgle Lee Dunn will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Baxter Funeral home. Burial will be in the Nash Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday after 7:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife Orene Williams Dunn and a sister, Reba Hickey. Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virgil Lee (Bud) Kirby

Dec 7 2008

92 year old Virgil Lee (Bud) Kirby of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a retired maintenance worker for the DeKalb County School System and a member and deacon of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Savage and Dolly Cope Kirby; a sister, Ruetta Close; and a brother, Clyde Kirby. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Martella "Tee" Kirby. Three children, Doris Fuson, Deloy and his wife Diane Kirby, and Darrell and his wife Jewell Kirby all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Teresa Johnson, Renee and her husband Brad Hennessee, Tarron and her husband Dale Johnson, Stephanie Kirby, Chad and his wife Shelia Kirby, and Chris Cantrell. Eight great grandchildren, Corey Williams, Jessica Bain, James Caplinger, Caleb Bain, Zackary Caplinger, Taylor Parker and Dallas Kirby, and Brylee Kirby all of Smithville. Two sisters, Jo Puckett of Smithville and Dale Reynolds of Hermitage. One brother, Edward and his wife Joyce Kirby of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to the Mount Hope The Baptist Church and the Allen Hooper Scholarship Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Paul Emberton

Dec 6 2008

73 year old Paul Emberton of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member and deacon of the Sink Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a farmer and a nurseryman. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bobby Muncey and George Roberts will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mary Emberton; brothers, Harvey, Dean, Jessie, and Charlie Emberton; and sisters, Virginia Young, Louise Hendrix, and Jo Barber. Survivors include his wife Helen Cantrell Emberton of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

William Arnold Selvey

Dec 5 2008

76 year old William Arnold Selvey of Smithville died Thursday at Centennial Medical Center. He was a retired iron worker with TVA and a member of the Smithville Church of God. A graveside service will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Selvey and Elsie Gave. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Selvey. Five daughters, Yvonne Anderson, Sherry Hensley, Gail and her husband Ronald Baines, Sallie Maples, and Norma Rice all of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Dana Davis, Corey and Eric Dickens, Jason and Caleb Baines, and Whitney Maples all of Smithville, and Daniel Evans of Georgia. Six great grandchildren. Four sisters, Lois Futch of California, Jean Larsh, Joyce and Lester Thacker all of Michigan, and Evelyn and Dean Buck of Silver Point. One brother, Gary and his wife Clair Selvey of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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