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.
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, 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.
85 year old Orvil Lee Jones of Smithville died Sunday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a Tool and Die worker and a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tenie and Inez Jones; two sons, Ted and Eddie Jones; two sisters, Carrie Moore and Frances McClain; and two brothers, Clarence and Shirley Jones. He is survived by his wife, Inez Rowland Jones of Smithville. One daughter, Linda and her husband Ralph Blazek of Michigan. Four grandchildren, Lisa and Greg Jones both of McMinnville and Steve and Jeff Blazek both of Michigan. Five great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
44 year old Julie Lynn Foster of Hermitage died Friday. She was an employee of the U.S. Post Office at Hermitage. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Funeral Home. Harry Middleton and Neil Pennycuff will officiate and burial will be in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at Hermitage Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dave Foster, Sr. and George and Jeanne Turner. Survivors include her father, Dave and his wife Carol Foster and her mother, Mary Lynn Glynn. A son, Noah Foster. A brother, Michael and his wife Lisa. Nephews, Timothy and Jonathan Foster and his grandmother, Oline Foster. Hermitage Funeral Home at Old Hickory is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
92 year old Josie Maxwell of Florida and formerly of McMinnville died Friday in Lecanto, Florida of an extended illness. She was born in DeKalb County. Maxwell was also a homemaker. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gardens of Memory in Smartt, Tennessee. John Pennington will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Josie Greer Pack; her husband, Grady M. Maxwell; and four sisters and three brothers. Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Prentice and Dagmar Maxwell of Beverly Hills, Florida; Grady and Mary Ann Maxwell of Warner Robbins, Georgia; Larry and Frances Maxwell of Manchester; and Ted Maxwell and Margie Walker of Poinciana, Florida. Seven grandchildren, Terri Yorke of Denver, Colorado; Morakort Heyl of Houston, Texas; Veronica Maxwell of Denver, Colorado; Sean Maxwell of Bowie, Maryland; Tracy Hartung of Hughesville, Maryland; Brian Maxwell of Westmoreland; and Mary Ferrell of Manchester. Eleven great grandchildren survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation.
71 year old Pauline Fish of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Covenant Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason and Bryan Koegler will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Fish; a son, Michael Fish; a grandson, Billy Clark, Jr.; sisters, Vergie Boswell and Letha Phelps; her father, Lonsey Ray Silcox; and her mother, Lula Mae Sadler. Survivors include three daughters, Janice and her husband David Stewart, Tanna and her husband Jerry Redmon, and Judy Fish all of Smithville. Two sons, Danny "Speedy" Fish of Smithville and Jerry and his wife Judy Fish of Dowelltown. Special friends, James Fisher and Regina Menchaca both of Smithville. Grandchildren, Paula Stewart, D.J. and Megan Stewart, Bryan and Nikki Clark, Joseph and Rena Clark, Danny and Nicole Fish, Brandy Fish, Kayla Fish, and Josh Redmon all of Smithville, Danielle and Cory Bowling of Elizabethton, Jeremy Fish of Nashville, and Jill Clark of Florida. Eight great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
91 year old Maggie Braswell of Dowelltown died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Temple Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Shannon Cantrell and Gerald England will officiate and burial will be in the Keith Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband Hearl Pirtle; a daughter, Sandra Houk; a granddaughter, Penny Smith; and brothers, Wilson, Claudie, and Dub Keith. She is survived by two daughters, Faye Smith and Donna and her husband Tony Lawson all of Dowelltown. A son, James Pirtle of Smithville. Grandchildren, Anthony and Michael Adcock, Judy Pirtle Hale, and Danny Pirtle all of Smithville, and Teresa Murphy of Sparta. Great grandchildren, Logan, Tanya, Elijah, Zacharis, and Ella Murphy all of Sparta, and Jonathan Adcock and Scarlett Lawrence of Smithville. Great great grandchild, Emma Murphy of Smithville. Sisters, Florene Mullican of Smithville and Evelyn Allen of Greenbrier. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive along with special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Caldwell, Buddy Smith, and Clay Gill. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
85 year old John Bill Evins of Smithville died Monday at the Webb House. He was a retired business owner of Smithville Builders Supply and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Evins was also a former DeKalb County Trustee, former Smithville Alderman, former Smithville Mayor, former member of the WJLE Board of Directors, former board member of First National Bank, a deacon of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church during the 1950's and 1960's and a board member of the Smithville Electric System. He was also a World War II veteran and navigator on a Transport Aircraft. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Cheryl Foster will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Veta Evins; parents, William Sellars and Virgil Roosevelt Tramel Evins; grandson, John Richard Foster; and a sister, Frances Womack. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl and her husband Brent Foster of Lebanon; Judy and her husband Ron Maxwell of Alabama; and Billie and her husband Greg Hodges of the Virgin Islands. Five grandchildren, Ginger Wenger of Smithville, Michele and her husband Kevin Carson of Lebanon, A.J. and his wife Misty Fedak of Alabama, Erin and Jesse Hodges of South Carolina. Six great grandchildren, Brady Foster and Evin Dyer of Smithville, Eli and Micah Carson of Lebanon and Ike and Max Fedak of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to New Frontiers, in lieu of flowers.
45 year old Clayton Eugene (Clay) Edwards of Liberty died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was born in Orlando, Florida. Edwards was a sales representative and a member of Salem Baptist Church. Edwards was also President of the DeKalb County High School Football Quarterback Club; President of DeKalb West School Junior Pro Basketball; and member of the DeKalb County Fair Board. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Mike Carpenter, Mark Wade, and Phillip Dougan will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from noon until the service time. Visitation both days will be at Salem Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Tena Edwards of Liberty. Children, Abram Edwards and Sara Edwards both of Liberty. His mother, Peggy Edwards of Liberty. His father and step-mother, Charles Donald, Sr. and Glenda Edwards of Kenansville, Florida. A brother, Charles "Chuck" Donald and his wife Priscilla Edwards of Kissimmee, Florida. A sister, Tina Edwards of Kissimmee, Florida. A half sister, Monica and her husband Nick Emmons of Kenansville, Florida. Step sisters, Trisha and her husband Jamie Baker of Williston, Florida, Janice Thomas of Florida, and Barbara and her husband Scott Burnap of Ohio. Step brothers, Rick and his wife Dodie Thomas of Florida, and Jay Thomas of Florida. Sisters-in-law, Pat and her husband Joe Fletcher of Murfreesboro and Penny and her husband Pat McCann of Sulphur, Louisiana. A brother-in-law, David Coye of Sulpher, Louisiana. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The DeKalb County High School Football Team will serve as honorary pallbearers. Contributions for the family may be made, in lieu of flowers, at DeKalb Community Bank or at dekalbcountyfootball.com.
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