Obituaries

Paul Thomason

Dec 24 2008

71 year old Paul Thomason of Dowelltown died Tuesday at his residence. He was a retired painter and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Hettie Thomason; a son, Doyle Thomason; a step-son, Bobby Pruitt; a sister, Rebecca Gingerich; and a brother, Frank Thomason. He is survived by his wife, Janie Winchester Thomason; two daughters, Joann and her husband Ricky Tramel and Sandra Snyder; one step-daughter, Barbara and her husband Thomas Easterwood all of Smithville. Three sons, Billy Pruitt, Jr. of Smithville, James D. and his wife Glenda Hale of Woodbury, and Jimmy Ray Hale of Nashville. Thirteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren and three sisters, Sue Trusty of Carthage, Peggy and her husband Doyle Keaton of Liberty, and Charlotte and husband Joe Hayes of Alabama. Two brothers, Joe and his wife Brenda Thomason of Dowelltown and Jess and his wife Carolyn Thomason of Indiana. Love--Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Don Cantrell

Dec 24 2008

71 year old Don Cantrell of Smithville died Tuesday night at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a member of Blue Springs Lodge #373, and the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Smithville Fire Department and a police officer for 35 years. Cantrell was also a truck driver with Smithville Freight Lines and ETA. A Masonic service will be held Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and the funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. James Williams, David Mahan and Michael Hale will officiate. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Sudie Cripps Cantrell. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sally Cantrell of Smithville. Children, Donnie and his wife Pat Cantrell, Gary and his wife Lisa Cantrell, Tammy and her husband Mark Ferrell all of Smithville, and Terry and his wife Tina Cantrell of McMinnville. Grandchildren Erica and Jason Bell, Elicia Cantrell, Travis and Adam Ferrell, Cody, and Daylon and Brooklyn Cantrell. Step grandchildren, Thomas and Savanna Russell, and Ashland Dillon. Great grandchild, Calliegh Cantrell. A sister, Lois and her husband Jim Williams of Gladeville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church building fund, in lieu of flowers.

Jake Montana Hoover

Dec 24 2008

18 year old Jake Montana Hoover of Liberty died Sunday in an automobile accident at Liberty. He was born in DeKalb County, a student, and a member of Salem Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Mike Carpenter, Mark Wade, and Phil Dougan will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the church and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral at the church. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James O. Hoover; his great grandmother, Nevada Brennan; a great aunt, Donna Brennan; and an uncle, Russell Hogan. He is survived by his parents, Craig and Tammy Hoover of Liberty. A brother, Ryan Davidson of Liberty. Grandmothers, Patricia Hoover of Liberty and Donnie Wanger of Smithville. Uncles, Kim and Beth McDougal of Monticello, Florida, Jay Hoover of West Palm Beach, Florida, and Mitch McGilvra of Palm Bay, Florida. An aunt, Laurie and husband Doug Beals of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Cousins, Jason and Jacob McDougal of Monticello, Florida and James and Beth Beals of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Best friend, Justin Poteete of Liberty and the entire Salem Baptist Church family. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that contributions be made to the family at the funeral home, in lieu of flowers.

Gloria White Milligan

Dec 23 2008

77 year old Gloria White Milligan of McMinnville died Monday at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. She was born in DeKalb County. She was a retired employee of Mary's Green House, a former member of the Morrison Ruritan Club, and a member of Morrison First Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Jerry Brewer and Tommy Dye will officiate and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service at McMinnville Funeral Home. Mrs. Milligan was preceded in death by her parents James N. and Nancy Audrey Robinson Tittsworth, husband John C. Milligan, Sr., and sister Sandra Lorene Young. Survivors include her daughters Gloria Patricia McLoud and Melissa Sharpe and husband Charles, of Morrison; a son John C. Milligan, Jr. and wife Jenny of McMinnville; grandchildren Jason Douglas McLoud and wife Cindy, Tara Milligan and husband Patrick Graves, Lisa Milligan, Matthew Sharpe and wife Donna, and Monica Baker and husband Josh; great grandchildren Brad McLoud, Tayrin McLoud, Jesse C. Graves, Kaylyn Baker, Holden Baker, Kelton Baker, Sarah Sharpe, Cassie Sharpe, and Emma Sharpe, and special cousin and family Evelyn and Buster Wade and Sebrena and Trena of McMinnville. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bernard Richard Sramcik

Dec 22 2008

91 year old Bernard Richard Sramcik of Dowelltown died Sunday at UMC in Lebanon. He was a World War II veteran and a retired supervisor with Uniroyal Tire Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Sramcik and parents, Vendle and Christina Sramick. Survivors include three daughters, Donna Parish and Brenda Plodzik of Michigan and Deborah Sramcik of Dowelltown. Two sons, Richard Breeding of Michigan and Roy Breeding of Dowelltown. Twelve grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. One brother, Paul Sramcik of Ohio. Two sisters, Wilma Cleveland and Phillis Ptak of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be announced later. The family has chosen direct cremation.

Deanna Kirby

Dec 20 2008

52 year old Deanna Kirby of the Green Hill Community died Thursday at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury of injuries in an automobile accident. She was born in Warren County and was a homemaker. Kirby was preceded in death by her parents, I.D. and Georgia Magnolia Haley Adcock. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Wayne Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery. The Kirby family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Eddie Kirby of the Green Hill Community; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Matthew Wanamaker of McMinnville; a son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Stacey Kirby of Smithville; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Bernie Siler of Florida; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny and Michelle Adcock of New Jersey, Garry and Peggy Adcock of McMinnville, and Mickey and Joyce Adcock of McMinnville; mother-in-law, Mildred Kirby of McMinnville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Diane and Troy Sullens of McMinnville; and grandchildren, Gage Wanamaker, Linley Wanamker, and Paisley Wanamaker. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Katie Frances Cantrell

Dec 18 2008

73 year old Katie Frances Cantrell of McMinnville died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville of a brief illness. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Paul Roberts will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Madie Young Pack; a daughter, Penny Cantrell; three sisters, Betty Jo Redmon, Lear Wright, and Vestie Green; and three brothers, D.G., Charles, and Franklin Pack. She is survived by her husband, Dennie Cantrell of McMinnville. Children and their spouses, Steve and Doris Cantrell of Smithville, Pam Cantrell of McMinnville, Kim and Bennie McBride of Morrison, and Kathy and Jesse Bratcher of McMinnville. Three grandchildren, Misty Arnold, Zach and Jamie McBride. Three great grandchildren, Gabe, Garrett, and Abbigail. Several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernestine V. Patterson

Dec 18 2008

93 year old Ernestine V. Patterson of Smithville died Tuesday of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Cannon County native, a housewife, stove manufacturer, and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Melton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dearman Patterson. Survivors include first cousins, Joe Patterson of Goodlettesville, Ralph Patterson and Peggy Patterson of Murfreesboro, Dorris Hare of Delaware, Sue Cripps, Kelly, and Eugene Underwood of Smithville, Joe R. Leonard and Tony Patterson of Cannon County, Paul Patterson of Michigan, William Patterson of Mississippi, Roger Patterson of Arizona, James Patterson of Maine, Paul Waggoner of Chattanooga, Geraldine Prater of Warren County, and numerous second and third cousins and devoted neighbors, Ken and Marie Garrett and family. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Wayne Davidson

Dec 15 2008

41 year old Robert Wayne Davidson of Smithville died Saturday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral in Sparta and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery in DeKalb County. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Oaklawn Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Candida Davidson of Smithville. One son, Robert Wayne Davidson, Jr. of Smithville. His mother, Brenda Lou Higham of Sparta. His father, Asher Davidson of Sparta. A brother, Steve Davidson and his wife Sherry of Sparta. A sister, Priscilla Judkins of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Tony Culwell and his wife Lori and family of Smithville. Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that contributions be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Josie Marjorie Love

Dec 12 2008

90 year old Josie Marjorie Love of the Fountain Grove Community of Warren County died Wednesday at her residence. She was born in DeKalb County, a homemaker, and a member of the Viola Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Kevin Deason will officiate and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. The Love family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Zollie and Shirley Love Cantrell; her husband, James Landon Love; and her brothers, Norman Cantrell, Royce Cantrell, and Howard Cantrell. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Lee Brewer of the Fountain Grove Community. Grandchildren, Kristie Love Crouch of Murfreesboro and Suzanne Lynette Moore of Morrison. Great grandchildren Derek Alan Crouch, John Wiley Moore, and Shelby Love Moore. Sisters, Elizabeth Lafever of Atanta, Georgia, Rubye Cantrell of Smithville, Gladys Buck of Madison, Joyce Crosslin of Nashville, and Linda Hillis of McMinnville and brothers, Reed Cantrell and Gordon Cantrell both of McMinnville. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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