Obituaries

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.

Troy Lee Edge

Dec 5 2008

64 year old Troy Lee Edge of McMinnville died Thursday at Stones River Hospital. He was a retired factory worker and a member of the Keltonburg Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Lash Rice will officiate and burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Harden Edge, Sr. and Mary Luna Edge; two brothers, Hobert and Roy Edge; and a sister, Nelda Sue Jones. Survivors include his wife, Frances Delores Edge of McMinnville. One daughter, Tammy and her husband Jordan Beddies of Paris, Tennessee. One son, Tony Edge of McMinnville. Four grandchildren, McKella, Matilyn and Brock Beddies of Paris, Tennessee and Aaron Edge of McMinnville. One brother, Ernest, Jr. and his wife Kathy Edge of Smithville. Two sisters, Paulette and Vanessa Edge of Murfreesboro. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Smith

Dec 2 2008

86 year old Elizabeth Smith of Smithville died Monday at the Meadows at Bellevue. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church and taught Sunday School at the Snow Hill United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the WMU and was a former school teacher in DeKalb County. She and her husband, Othel Smith, owned and operated Smithville Furniture for 55 years. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Terry Little and John Purdue will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Othel Smith; her parents, Robert and Novella Knowles Pinegar; grandparents, Levi Dodd, Delila Webb Pinegar, Representative John Henry Savage, and Catherine Taylor Knowles; a daughter, Linda Smith; a brother, Ben Pinegar; and a brother-in-law, David Martin. Survivors include a daughter, Pier Vaughn of Franklin. Grandchildren, Shea and Anna Vaughn of Franklin. A sister, Jean Martin of Smithville and a niece, Delila and her husband Phillip Prater of Springfield, Virginia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church or to Alive Hospice, in lieu of flowers.

Annie Lee Parsley

Nov 28 2008

95 year old Annie Lee Parsley of Smithville died Thursday at NHC. She was a retired Stanley dealer and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Billy Hawkins, Jr. and Chuck Olson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent Lee and Josie Parker Barnes; husbands, McKinley Baker and Ammon Parsley; four brothers, Otis, Clifton, Solon and Luther Barnes; four sisters, Eller Carter, Janie Carter, Lorene Tramel, and Maudie Pack; and a daughter-in-law, Sarah Hawkins. She is survived by a son, Billy, Sr and his wife Dianne Hawkins of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Billy. Jr. and his wife Trudie Hawkins of Washington State, June Hawkins of Nashville, and Sandy and her husband Mack Harney of Smithville. Four great grandchildren, Sarah and Ben Hawkins of Washington State, John and Jessica Harney of Smithville, and dearest friend Tony Baker of Alexandria. Several nieces, nephew, and family also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Mount Herman Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers.

Naomi Ruth Jones

Nov 25 2008

67 year old Naomi Ruth Jones of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Chapel Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Steve Warren will officiate and burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Lee and Ruth Hill Green; a daughter, Shelia Davenport; a grandson, Michael Pylant; four brothers, Tony Green, Shirley Green, Mark Green, and Shelton Green. Survivors include two daughters, Nellie Crotty of Smithville, Connie Sue Wagner of Sparta. Three sons, Victor Jones of Liberty, Glen and Lynn Jones of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren. One brother, Gene Green of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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