Obituaries

Donald Ray Smith

Feb 12 2011

79 year old Donald Ray Smith of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a 50 year member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran, and he was a retired builder and farmer. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens, Bill Robertson, and Carl Smith will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Nan Smith; his mother and father-in-law, Reverend Grady and Evie Crook; two brothers, Marvin and Solon Smith; and three sisters, Evelyn Keith, Lucille Lepley, and Nazalle Lepley. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Margie Smith of Smithville. Four children, Mike Smith, Marlene and husband Danny Adams, Pat and husband Ronnie Arnold, and Mark Smith all of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Michael and wife Tonya Smith of McMinnville, Jacob and wife Lacey Smith of Cookeville, Danielle and husband Anthony Carr, Jordan Adams, Blaine and wife Kayla Adams, Zachary Arnold, and Joshua Arnold all of Smithville. Seven great grandchildren and one sister, Reba Malone of Dowelltown. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, lifelong friends, and his beloved church family at Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The family asks that memorials be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund or to the American Cancer Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobbie Gene Todd

Feb 12 2011

50 year old Bobbie Gene Todd of Smithville died Friday at Raintree Manor in McMinnville. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Carson Russ will officiate and burial will be in the Gunter Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Lawson Davis; three sisters, Wanda Todd, Donna Moore, and Joyce Farless. Survivors include her parents, James and Geneva Todd of Morrison. One sister, Judy Fish of Dowelltown. One brother, Ricky Todd of Murfreesboro. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Ray McBroom Stone

Feb 10 2011

72 year old Frances Ray McBroom Stone of Woodbury died Wednesday. Born in Cannon County, she grew up in Woodbury and graduated from Central High School in the Class of 1956. She attended MTSU and later worked for many years as an executive secretary for the Rutherford County School System. She was also a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Woodbury Church of Christ. Al Bugg, Jr. and Herb Alsup will officiate and burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Woodbury. Visitation will be Saturday at the Woodbury Church of Christ from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, James E. Stone, Sr. of Woodbury. Her mother, W.T. Hendrixson McBroom of Woodbury. Her son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Greta Stone of Woodbury. Brother-in-law, Charlie F. and Judy Stone of Kimberling City, Missouri. Five grandchildren, Tyler Stone, Sean Stone, Tabitha Stone, Jacob Stone, and Will Stone. She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Dave "R.D." McBroom. Smith Funeral Home in Woodbury is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that memorial donations be made, in lieu of flowers, at Smith Funeral Home.

Otha Dell Conger

Feb 10 2011

88 year old Otha Dell Conger of Smithville died Thursday at the Webb House Retirement Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. Tim Woodward and Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in Town Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, A.P. Conger. Survivors include two sons, Hilton Conger of Smithville and John Conger of Nashville. Two daughters, Jane Depriest of Oxford, Mississippi and Carol Buchanan of Decater, Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations please be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Katherine Conger Scholarship Fund, Smithville Day School, Lipscomb University Center for Families, or Justin Potter Library.

William "Bill" Stanley Baker

78 year old William "Bill" Stanley Baker of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist, member of the U.S. Air Force, and a Maintenance Supervisor. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan will officiate and burial will follow in the Young Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Baker was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Stella Headley Baker; brothers and sisters, Helen, Charles, Isabell, Marshall, Thelma, Ruby, Jim, and Peggy. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Maxine Baker of Smithville. Children, Stanley and wife Diana Baker of Nashville, Mike Baker of Florida, Donna and husband John Kindle of Indiana, Joseph and wife Cathy Baker of Nashville, Judith Ball of Mount Ben Lomond, California, Mickey Dudek of Los Angeles, Shirley and husband Morty Graham of Louisiana, Barbara and husband Steve Bartz of Nashville, Ramona and husband Jerry Hudson of Smithville, and Jill Garrison of Louisiana. A brother, John (Bud) Baker of Metropolis, Illinois. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family would like to thank Lisa Ray of Suncrest Home Healthcare for the gentle loving care provided to our beloved Bill and to our friends at Whorton Springs Baptist Church for their unending love, compassion, and friendship.

Kelly Owens

Feb 8 2011

65 year old Kelly Owens of Gordonsville died Monday at Centennial Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a private investigator. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Chris Long and Danny Chance will officiate. Interment will be at Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Retha Sharp Owens; a grandchild; brothers, Elbert, Luther, and Ronnie Owens; and sisters, Annie Tuttle and Martha Asher. Survivors include his wife, Karen Owens of Gordonsville. Children, Lisa and husband Vann, Marsha and husband J.M. Hall, and Melanie and husband Buddy Harmon all of Kentucky. Ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Brothers, Henry and wife Gail Owens of Kentucky, Kenneth and wife Jean Owens of Smithville, and Johnny Owens of West, Virginia. Sisters, Letha and husband Glen Price of Indiana and Lizzie Owens of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Atnip

Feb 7 2011

57 year old Bobby Atnip of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. He was a mechanic and a member of the Peoples Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Goldie Lee and Mary Braswell Atnip and two brothers, Gordon Lee Atnip and Joel B. Atnip. Survivors include a son, Bobby Allan Knowles of Florida. A grandson, Bobby Allan Atnip of Joelton. A brother, Duywane Atnip of Joelton. Four sisters, Nancy Marie Whitefield of Smithville, Rose and Buck Bain of Smithville, Lois Ann Atnip of Nunnelly, and Cotton and Priscilla Bain of Smithville. Special niece and nephew, Tina Bain and Troy Bain and special great nephew, Jase Bain all of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses in memory of Bobby.

Fran Melton

Feb 6 2011

46 year old Fran Melton of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and worked as a home health nurse. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, James Doyle Melton, and Grandparents, Ruth and Richard Melton. She is survived by a daughter, Christy Brewington and Andre Wakefield, of Smithville; three grandchildren, John Ogden Melton, Ty Wakefield, and Nate Wakefield, all of Smithville; parents of the heart, Helen and B. L. Raymond of Smithville; siblings, Anita Kay and Donald Byrge of Smithville, Doyle and Angie Melton of Sparta, Tommy Melton of Murfreesboro, Gena and Craig Vaughn of Smithville, and Kirk and Kathy Martin of Smithville. Stepmother, Mainell and Carlton Melton of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, friends and relatives survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, to help with burial expenses.

Mildred Estelle Patrick

Feb 4 2011

83 year old Mildred Estelle Patrick of Alexandria died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in DeKalb County, daughter of the late Greeley Columbus and Elsie Barry Vickers. She worked at the Alexandria Shirt Factory and was a member of the Alexandria Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jeff Ford and Charlie West will officiate and burial will follow in the Vanatta Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday after 10:00 a.m. Patrick is survived by her son, Bobby and wife Johnnie Patrick of Alexandria. Two grandchildren, Donna and husband Roger Whitehead and Debra and husband Tim Caldwell all of Alexandria. Two great grandchildren, Jordan and Kendra Whitehead. A brother, Donald Vickers of Mount Juliet. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Danny Ray Ferrell

Feb 3 2011

53 year old Danny Ray Ferrell of Woodbury died Thursday at his home of an extended illness. He was born in Cannon County and was a member of the Gospel of Faith Church, the Cannon County Walking Horse Association, and he worked at the Cannon County Highway Department. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in the Sugar Tree Knob Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Brown Ferrell and Sudie Nadine Ferrell; a brother, Charlie Ferrell, and a sister, Jo Dean Ferrell. Survivors include a son, Coty Ferrell and fiancee Tiffany Tramel of Woodbury. Fiancee, Pam Fitzgerald of Woodbury. A brother, David Ferrell of Woodbury. Sisters, Eunice Byford and Jean Dyer both of Woodbury, Lisa Merriman, Linda Ferrell, Janet King, and Shirey Dyer all of Smithville. A grandson, Brody Ferrell of Woodbury. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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