Obituaries

Rena Bogle Johnson

Feb 10 2008

38 year old Rena Bogle Johnson of Smithville died Friday night at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. B.J. Thomason and Larry Briggs will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Howard Bogle and Ofallon Bryant Byford. Survivors include a son, Josh Tate of Smithville. A daughter, Tori Tate of Smithville. Sisters, Linda Nokes of Smithville and Alice Beech of Atlanta, Georgia. Brothers, Keith Bogle of Murfreesboro and Billy Bogle of Smithville. A close friend, Trish Durham. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the Rena Johnson Memorial Fund in memory of Rena, in lieu of flowers.

Linda Taylor

Feb 10 2008

51 year old Linda Taylor of McMinnville died Friday at Generations Health Care Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home in Dublin, Indiana. Burial will be in South Lawn Cemetery in Dublin. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Dungan. She is survived by her husband, Thomas "Ernie" Taylor of McMinnville. Her mother, Juanita Dungan of Indiana. Four children, Jerry Taylor of Manchester, Melissa Deason of Murfreesboro, David Taylor of Manchester, and James Taylor of Manchester. Two brothers, Tim Dungan of Arkansas and Doug Dungan of Missouri. One sister, Penny Lanning of Indiana. Seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Arnold

Feb 10 2008

67 year old Jimmy Arnold of Smithville died Saturday at Centennial Medical Center. He was a retired custodian at DeKalb Middle School and a member of the New Home Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Junior Hibdon and Willard Ralph will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Lee and Gracie Arnold and a brother, Clovis Arnold. Survivors include his wife Sue Arnold of Smithville. A sister, Emmogene Arnold of Smithville. A niece, Rhonda and her husband Tim Young of Smithville. Special nephew, Adam and his wife Dawn Lawson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Conger Green

Feb 10 2008

92 year old Ruth Conger Green of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of the Pisgah Methodist Church, a former Farm Bureau director, and a member of the Home Demonstration Club. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nicholas and Minnie Corley Reynolds; two husbands, James Robert Conger and Howard C. Green. Survivors include one son, Danny Conger of Liberty. First cousins, Sue Willoughby, Roy Burton, Jack, Roger, and Albert Corley, Ann Windle, Floyd Corley, Martha Banks, and Mildred Bass. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Clarence Aurbon Saylors

Feb 6 2008

57 year old Clarence Aurbon Saylors of Smithville died Tuesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center. He was a nursery worker. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nellie Braswell Saylors; a brother, James "Red" Saylors; and a sister, Ruby Nell Ferrell. Survivors include his children, Timothy and his wife Christen Saylors of McMinnville; Lisa and her husband Buddy Lynch of Shelbyville; Tresa and her husband Barry Estes of McMinnville;and Michael and his wife Ashley Saylors of Smithville. Sisters, Glema and her husband Eddie King of Beersheba Springs and Joyce Farless of McMinnville. Fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Carolyn Maynard

Feb 6 2008

58 year old Carolyn Maynard of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a retired teacher at Smithville Elementary School where she taught for 35 years. She was also a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church, the American Cancer Society, and the Tennessee Education Association. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Evelyn Smith Keith; two sons, Keith and Lee Tracy Maynard; and a brother, Ralph Keith. Survivors include her husband, L.T. Maynard; one daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Greg Heffner; and a sister, Helen Redmon all of Smithville. Two nieces, Jeanette Youngblood of Liberty and Tavia Keith of Smithville. One nephew, Chad Keith of Dowelltown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations please be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, in lieu of flowers.

Nina Myrle Chapman

Feb 5 2008

58 year old Nina Myrle Chapman of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ora Bramlett Shelton; a son, Kyle Melton; a grandchild, Jacob Bunch and brothers, Eugene Shelton, Hubble Shelton, and Michael Shelton. She is survived by her children, Lisa and her husband Eddie Anderson of Smithville, Tony Vanatta of Smithville, Eric Vanatta of McMinnville, and Krissy and her husband Bobby Morgan of Smithville. Grandchildren, Emilee and Elisha Anderson, Justin Vanatta, Logan and Devin Vanatta, and Kane and Austin Morgan. Sisters, Louise Clark of Benton, Aundra Hale of Alexandria, Elizabeth Frazier of Alexandria, and Angelia Claubough of Cleveland. Brothers, Poley Shelton of Smithville, Curtis Shelton of Temperance Hall, and Jeff Shelton of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Potter Young

Feb 4 2008

65 year old Potter Young of Smithville died Monday evening at his residence. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church and a retired truck driver for Knowles and Sons Nursery. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Cemetery. Bransford England will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Magness Young and a sister, Peggy Maples. Survivors include a son, Richard and his wife Kim Young of Smithville. A daughter, Donna and her husband Brent Turner of Smithville. His mother, Annie Laura Young of Smithville. Grandchildren, Derek Young and Sydney Turner both of Smithville. Brothers, Kenneth and his wife Susan Young, Paul and his wife Pam Young, and Phillip and his wife Tammy Young all of Smithville. A niece, Laura and her husband Brian Hall of Smithville and a host of relatives and friends also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Chester Earl Sewell

Feb 4 2008

84 year old Chester Earl Sewell of Sparta died Saturday at Erlanger North Hospital in Chattanooga. Sewell was born in Willow Grove, Tennessee, the son of the late Roy A. Sewell, Sr. and Dovie Ann (Watson) Sewell. He was a member of the Findlay Church of Christ in Sparta, a lifelong farmer, and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Findlay Church of Christ in Sparta. Dwight Fuqua will officiate and burial will be in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral Home and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the church. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Short Mountain Bible Camp at the Findlay Church of Christ or at the Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Grizzell and her husband Gary of Cookeville. A son. Charles Sewell and his wife Laurie of Cookeville. His former wife, Marie Sewell of Sparta. Five step-daughters, Janie Foster and her husband Jerry of Smithville, Ellen Gibbs and her husband Bobby of Sparta, Helen Hensley of Sparta, Bonita Marcom and her husband Lyndon of Sparta, and Brenda Johnson of Sparta. Two brothers, Roy Sewell and his wife June of Sparta and C.C. (Cap) Sewell and his wife Alice of Algood. Two sisters, Frances Gillen and her husband Charles of Sparta and Ruth Payne of Algood. Six grandchildren, Mickey Sewell, Cory Sewell, Jana Sewell, Tyler Grizzell, Jalon Foster, and Loren Foster. Five great grandchildren also survive. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronnie Johnson

Feb 1 2008

54 year old Ronnie Johnson of Smithville died Thursday morning at the Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was affiliated with the Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church and more recently with the Alexandria First Baptist Church. He was retired from Hardaway Construction. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Curt Waggoner will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene A. and Heardie Belle LeFevre Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Sue Johnson of Smithville. A sister, Kathy and her husband J.B. Bain of Smithville. A half brother, Michael Hendrixson of Florida. An uncle, Junior LeFevre of Cookeville. An aunt, Lucille Sutton of Hermitage. His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Norma Sowell of Alexandria. Sisters-in-law, Marilyn Keaton of Smithville and Diane Patton of Indiana. Brothers-in-law, Bill and his wife Angelai Sowell of Lebanon and Randy Sowell of Alexandria. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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