Obituaries

Ione Ellis

Sep 19 2011

86 year old Ione Ellis of Dowelltown died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church and performed housekeeping services at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Junior Hibdon and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claud and Callie Bain Hendrixson; daughter, Rhea Nell Spencer; and a brother, Chester Hendrixson. Survivors include children, Walteen Billings of Smithville and Wanda Burchfield of Old Hickory. Grandchildren, Rickey Mathis of Smithville, Vickie and husband Paul Cothern of Lebanon, Stacey and wife Lori Burchfield of Dowelltown, Scott and wife April Spencer of Goodlettsville, and Katina and husband Samuel Sliger of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Ashley and husband Phillip Redmon, Tiffany Burchfield, Leah Burchfield, Layne Mathis, Samantha Cothern, Rachel Cothern, and Ellis and Christian Spencer. Great great grandchidlren, Hannah Redmon, Hailey Redmon, Caylee Redmon, and Kenzie South. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rex Ray Redmon

Sep 19 2011

68 year old Rex Ray Redmon of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and a Carrier employee. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leeta Hawkins Redmon; his parents, Hershel and Ammie Sue Barkes Redmon; two brothers, Ralph and Lewis Redmon; six sisters, Mammie Driver, Mary Redmon, Ella Mae Jones, Ravanell Redmon, Beulah Caldwell, and Sadie Pearl Sandlin. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Marie and James Tallas Cantrell of Smithville. A granddaughter, Talisa Marie Cantrell of Smithville. Two brothers, Reed Redmon of Smithville and Ernest and wife Linda Redmon of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. At the request of the family, please do not bring any food.

Emma Jean Arnold

Sep 19 2011

68 year old Emma Jean Arnold of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a retired shirt factory worker and a member of the New Home Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Lee and Gracie Lorene Arnold and two brothers, Jimmy and Clovis Arnold. Survivors include a niece, Ronda and husband Tim Young and a sister-in-law, Sue Arnold all of Smithville. Several cousins and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard "Tom" Miller

Sep 18 2011

58 year old Richard "Tom" Miller of Smithville died Saturday at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville. A memorial service will be Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Jeffrey Miller will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until the service at 7:00 p.m. Miller was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Earleen Miller. Tom was a graduate of Putnam County Senior High School in 1971, a three year letterman of the football team, serving as Captain his Senior year and was named Mr. Cavalier. Miller received a B.S. degree in Business Management from Tennessee Tech University in 1976. He attended the Tennessee School of Banking in 1979, LSU School of Banking of the South in 1983, School of Bank Marketing at the University of Colorado in 1985, and the Graduate School of Bank Marketing at the University of Colorado in 1986. He was employed by Citizens Bank of Cookeville from June 1974 to June 1987 where he advanced from teller to a Vice President. From November 1988 to November 1996, he was employed by DeKalb County Bank/Union Planters Bank where he became a Vice President. Miller was founder and owner of DeKalb Finance in Smithville from January 1997 to May 1999. He was also employed by Liberty State Bank in July 1999 where he became a Vice President. Miller is survived by his wife, Gail Miller of Smithville. A daughter, Jessica Miller of Atlanta, Georgia. A son, Jeffrey Miller of Cookeville. Step-sons, Billy and wife Linda Zaderiko of Smithville and Jess Zaderiko of Florida. A step-daughter, January and her husband Josh Agee of Liberty. Grandchildren, Zach Odom, Devin Zaderiko, Josh Zaderiko, Kennedy Agee, Jaxon Zaderiko, and James Zaderiko. His father, Charles R. Miller of Cookeville. Brothers, Charles M. and wife Lynne Miller of Knoxville and Robert L. and wife Judy Miller of Cookeville. A sister, Lynda A. Miller of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the American Lung Association or the West Cemetery Trust Fund in Cookeville, in lieu of flowers.

Patty Trusty

Sep 11 2011

74 year old Patty Trusty of Nashville died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Mike Fuson will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Martin and Novie Mason Taylor; her husband Hoyt Trusty; three sisters, Carnell Keith, Elizabeth Young, and Jo Parton; and three brothers, James, Solon, and Albert Taylor. Survivors include children, David and wife Sherry Trusty of Kingston Springs, Roger and wife Janet Trusty of Goodlettsville, Karen and husband Arnold Smith of Nashville, Diane Reese of Greenbrier, Marty Trusty of Nashville, and Pamela and husband Tim Craig of Joelton. Grandchildren, Roger Trusty, Jr., Christy Allison, Jason Trusty, Jessica Barber, Crystal Ferrell, Arnold Smith, Jr. Brandon Trusty, Marty Trusty, Jr., Tyler Trusty, Ashley Trusty, and Destiny Craig. Great grandchildren, Jasmine Beamer, Jada Allison, Jacob Graves, Brody Ferrell, Cason Barber, and Adam Trusty. One brother, Doyle Taylor of Smithville. One sister, Barbara Fuson of Nashville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Christina Carol Adams

Sep 11 2011

33 year old Christina Carol Adams of Smithville died Friday. She was a member of the Church of Christ. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m at the Smithville Church of Christ. She is survived by her mother and dad, Anna and Peter Heelum of Smithville. Father, Thomas C. Adams, Jr. of Nashville. Sister, Michelle Fiori of New Jersey. Grandmother, Nancy Adams of Smithville. Grandfather, Sam Bradley, Jr. of Nashville. Aunt and uncle, Tracey Venc Hart of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses or to St. Jude Children's Hospital, in lieu of flowers.

Jimmy Hullett

Sep 9 2011

61 year old Jimmy Hullett of Dowelltown died Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a self- employed painter and a member of the Brush Creek United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Floyd Massey will officiate and burial will be in the Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Roy and Mary Cassie Davenport Hullett; a grandson, Jimmy Lee Gibbs; brothers, Mack and Alton Hullett; and a sister, Ailene Farless. Survivors include his wife Alice Hullett of Dowelltown. Two children, Lisa Fayen Gibbs and Jimmy Dwayne and wife Debbie Hullett both of Dowelltown. A grandchild, Amanda Gibbs of Liberty. Two sisters, Hazel Stanley of Smithville and Fay Smith of Alexandria. Special son-in-law, Lee Gibbs of Liberty. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Morris Lee Puckett

Sep 8 2011

75 year old Morris Lee Puckett of Sparta died Thursday at his residence. He was a member of the Church of God, a U.S. Army veteran, and he worked in a garment factory. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donnie Kelly and Chad Bagley will officiate and burial will be in the Plainview Cemetery in Cassville. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Casto and Josie Staley Puckett and his wife, Mary Donavee Harris Puckett. Survivors include two daughters, Nena LeaAnn and husband Dan Daily of Kansas City, Kansas and Tina Puckett of Sparta. Grandchildren, Aaron Puckett, Kaitlyn Daily, and Samuel Daily. Sisters, Marie Webb of Smithville, Betty Pollard of Sparta, Hilda and husband Keith Garrett of Smithville, Carolyn and husband Jerry Tramel of Smithville, and Gail Kirksey of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Jeff Garrett Scholarship Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Louise "Mama Lou" Christian Frazier

Sep 8 2011

85 year old Louise "Mama Lou" Christian Frazier of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Pentecost and a floor supervisor in a factory. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Charles Braswell and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby and Alpha Cripps Bain; her first husband, Carlon Christian; brothers, Samuel, Charles, Creston, and Boyd Bain; mother and father-in-law, Hobert and Beulah Christian; step-daughter, Margaret Pack; and a step-son Eddie B. Frazier. Survivors include her husband, Edsel Frazier of Smithville. A daughter, Linda Stone of Cookeville. Granddaughters, Renee Johnson, Kendra and husband Rick Guinn, Melanie and husband John Crews, and Amanda and husband John Dakas all of Smithville. Grandsons, Bryan Malone of Atlanta, Georgia, Jason and wife Janella Pack of Christiana. Great grandchildren, Macy Felts, Mackenley Turner, Nickolas Agee, Trey and Elizabeth Guinn, Chloe and Logan Pack, and Andrew and Annabella Dakas. Three sisters, Elizabeth and husband Charles Braswell of Ringgold, Georgia, Martha and husband Charles Preston of Smithville and Billie Bates of Paducah, Kentucky. Sisters-in-law, Mary Bain Colwell of Smithville and Claudia Bain of Westland, Michigan. her former son-in-law, Ernest Stone and son-in-law, Donnie Pack. Brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edward and Frances Frazier of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Adaleen Frazier of Sparta. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, great and great great nieces and nephews and caregivers Brenda and Steve Cripps. The family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice or to the Children's Ministry at the Edge Worship Center, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Jean Murphy

Sep 6 2011

74 year old Betty Jean Murphy of Sparta died Monday at Saint Thomas Hospital. She was a retired machine operator with Dowelltown Manufacturing and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Johnny Smartt will officiate and burial will be in the Jennings Cemetery in Statesville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lily Murphy; her husband, Charlie Murphy; a daughter, Lois Smartt; five brothers; and a sister. Survivors include four daughters, Patricia Murphy of Sparta, Darlene and husband Andrew Murphy, Charlene Mashburn and Regina Hannah all of Smithville. Seven sons, Brad and wife Teresa Murphy of Sparta, Audie and wife Evelyn Murphy of Madisonville, Billy and wife Karen Murphy of Walling, David and wife Tammy Murphy of McMinnville, Steve and wife Vanessa Murphy of Woodbury, Micha and wife Teresa Murphy, and Samuel and wife Miranda Murphy all of Smithville. Thirty eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren. One brother, Clyde Murphy of Walling and a sister, Bissie Dodd of Watertown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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