Obituaries

Lt. Colonel (Retired) Grover Cleveland West, III

Nov 21 2016

Lt. Colonel (Retired) Grover Cleveland West, III died Sunday after a courageous battle with cancer.

Colonel West was born to Grover and Dorcas West in Rockwood, Tennessee. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he later earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Commission from the Office Candidate School. Grover met and married Peggy Millender while stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. While in uniform, he served combat tours in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and again as an engineer during the Gulf War, He retired from active duty in 1996.

His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Parachutist badge, Army aviator badge, Rep of Vietnam gallantry cross unit citation with palm ribbon and Kuwait liberation medal. Following his retirement from the U.S. Army, he served as a Brigade, Division and Corps level command and staff evaluator for several military/civilian training contractors.

Grover was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Dorcas West and sister, Nancy Mier. Grover is survived by his wife, Peggy West; daughter, Lisa Charette and husband Mark Charette; son, Grover Cleveland West IV and wife Kyra West. He leaves behind four grandchildren, Kelsey Charette, Justin Charette and John Mark Charette and Lily West. He is also survived by his brother, Randall West and wife Susan West and sister, Kathy Brown and husband Ray Brown as well as many nieces, nephews, and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorials can be made to Win Rockefeller Cancer Center, or the American Cancer Society.

Services will be held at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville with burial to follow at DeKalb Cemetery in Smithville. Visitation with the family will be Friday, November 25 from 6-8 p.m. and services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Joseph Lee

Nov 21 2016

Joseph Lee, the infant son of Ellis Mullins and Tiffiney Pack of Woodbury, died Saturday at Riverpark Hospital. The family has chosen cremation. The child was preceded in death by a brother, Cody Stewart. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by two brothers, Leland Jordan and Jim Mullins of Woodbury. Grandmother, Terri Pack of Flint, Michigan. Sister, Ellisa Howard of Woodbury. Uncle, Cody Strother of Flint, Michigan. Niece, Hope Mullins of Woodbury. Nephew, Isaiah Howard of Woodbury. Special friends, Robin Mullins and Victoria Cantrell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Olen Hurl "Mammy" Cantrell

Nov 21 2016
Olen Hurl "Mammy" Cantrell

Olen Hurl "Mammy" Cantrell age 78 of the Johnson Chapel community of DeKalb county, passed away Sunday afternoon November 20, 2016 at his residence. He was born February 26, 1938 to his parents, the late William Ernest and Vina Edith Looney Cantrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Toni Cathey and Cindy Adams; 1 grandson, Gregg Ferguson; and three brothers, Houston, Othel, and David Cantrell. He was a member of the Johnson's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and a mechanic. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Waltyne Young Cantrell of Sparta; 3 children, Tena (Tim) Ferguson of Collinwood, TN, Andrew (Jamie) Cantrell of Sparta, Becky (Craig) Greenwood of Herriman, Utah; son-in-law, Greg Cathey of Morrison; 9 grandchildren, Holly (Brad) Williams, Hailee Ferguson, Justin (Heather) Cathey, Judith Cathey, Sarah Cantrell, Hannah (Caleb) Johnson, Isaac Cantrell, London Greenwood and Thatcher Greenwood; 3 great-grandchildren, Tyler and Gavin Williams and Abi Cathey; 4 sisters, Brenda (R.V.) Billings, Phyllis (Bob) Malone, Janice Cantrell and Debbie (Jerry) Luna all of the Johnson's Chapel community; sister-in-law, Judy (Jerry) Adams of Murfreesboro. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tim Ferguson officiating and burial to follow in Bonham Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 5:PM until 8:PM, Tuesday 10:AM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Evelyn Ervin

Nov 19 2016
 Dorothy Evelyn Ervin

Mrs. Dorothy Evelyn Ervin age 78 of McMinnville, Tn. died Saturday Nov. 19, 2016 at Alive Hospice TriStar Skyline in Madison, Tn. She was born April 12, 1938 in Silver point, Tn., was a former bookkeeper for Bouldin & Lawson, and was a member of Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Pentecostal Church. Mrs. Ervin was preceded in death by parents Silas and Dorothy Alene Carter Harris, and husband Glen W Ervin. Survivors include her sons Charles E Ervin, and wife Cynthia, and G Edward Ervin. Grandchildren Edward Wilson Ervin, Anna Elisabeth Ervin, Olivia Jane Ervin, and Mary Alice Ervin. Other family, and friends also survive. The funeral service will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Daniel Stirnemann, Bro. Freeman Frothingham, and Bro. Ernest J Cantrell will officiate. Burial will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens in Smithville, Tn.. The Ervin family will receive friends Monday from 4:00 till 8:00 PM, and again Tuesday from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Carl "Chigger" Paschal

Nov 19 2016

87 year old James Carl "Chigger" Paschal of Alexandria died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at his residence. He was a Baptist and US Army veteran who served in the Korean War. Mr. Paschal was owner/operator of Paschal Farm Equipment. He was a master beef producer;Tn BQA Producer; a member of the American Gelvieh Association; and American Angus Association. He was a farmer, and loved raising cattle and horses. The funeral will be Monday 1:00 PM at West Main Baptist Church. Bro. Dusty Desimone will officiate, with burial at Paschal Farm Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM, and Monday 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and then from 12:00 noon till service time at the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents James Walter Paschal, and Loura Kent, an infant brother, sisters Louise Christian, and Katherine Hearn. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, and the love of his life Phyllis Paschal. Children Pam (Aaron) Huddelston, Sharon Paschal, and Ron (Tina) Paschal all of Alexandria, and Lanee (Terry) Young of Mt Juliet. Grandchildren Brandon (Lauren) Huddleston of Port Orange, Fl., Beth (Aaron) Eakes, Lincoln (Amy) Young, Whitney (Hunter) Wharton all of Mt Juliet. Justin Paschal of Alexandria, and Jessica (Sean) Leiser of Lascassas. He is also survived by 8 Great Grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made to the American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria Tn. is in charge of the arrangements.

Jim Cunningham, Sr.

Nov 17 2016
Jim Cunningham, Sr.

65 year old Jim Cunningham, Sr. of the Johnson Chapel Community in Sparta died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a Baptist and owner of Smithport Cabinet Company. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Cory Price, John Cunningham, Danny Parker, and Alton Colwell will officiate and burial will be in the Old Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Eugene and Pauline Cunningham. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Laverne Luna Cunningham of Sparta. One daughter, Renee Cunningham of Sparta. Three sons, Bruce and Sherrill Cunningham of Smithville, Gene Cunningham, and John and Rebecca Ann Cunningham all of Sparta. Seven grandchildren, Gene Cunningham of Sparta, Traci Cunningham of Smithville, Josh and Amanda Cunningham of Sparta, Rachel Cunningham of Smithville, Kevin Cunningham of Sparta, Chelsie and Kenneth Colwell of Smithville, and Meagan Cunningham of Smithville. Eleven great grandchildren, Skyler, Paityn, Addison, Illa, Gemma, Gabriel, Carsen, Layla, Paisley, Asnley, and baby to be. Three brothers, Lester and Barbara Cunningham of Sparta, George and Martha Cunningham of Smithville, and Robert Cunningham of Sparta. Three sisters, Janice and Harold Dodson, Linda and Jim Michetti, and Treva and David Timmons all of Sparta. Special friends, Randy Caplinger, Dan Evans, John Daniels, Dan Jose, Dennis Hughes, Skip Dean, Billy Lackey, and Harold Lewis Luna. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Raymond

Nov 16 2016
Helen Raymond

89 year old Helen Raymond of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a member of the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church and retired owner and operator of Helen's Beauty Shop. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Garry McBride and Frank Randolph will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall Andrew and Belle Jones West; husband, B.L. Raymond; two brothers, Edwin and Myrtis West; five sisters, Margie Jones, Ruth Melton, Frances Pirtle, Lue Redmon, and Vilda Young. Survivors include a son, Earl Raymond of Smithville. Two grandsons, Brian and Kristin Raymond of Kentucky and Adam and Amy Raymond of Smithville. Seven great grandchildren, Katherine Little, Allison Collier, and Julia Little,Thomas and Brianna Raymond of Kentucky and Aniston and Alexis Raymond of Smithville. One sister, Jo Ann and Clyde Smithson of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews, special caregivers Carolyn Dyer, Kathy Byford, and Karla Fischbach. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, please make donations to the Jefferson Cemetery.

Evelyn Getav Griffin

Nov 16 2016
Evelyn Getav Griffin

84 year old Evelyn Getav Griffin of Smithville died Tuesday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was owner of Griffin's Fruit Market and a member of the Johnson's Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Farris and Kyle Anderson will officiate and burial will be in the Johnson's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Griffin; parents, James and Callie Jackson Looney; six sisters, Edith Cantrell, Mary Lou Robinson, Audie Maynard, Sally Cantrell, Pauline Billings, and Bill Maynard; and two brothers, James Reece Looney and Wilburn Looney. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer and husband Joe Mitchell of Smithville. Granddaughter, Kallie and husband Holden Hood of Georgia. Great grandson, Caleb Hood of Georgia and a host of nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronald Eugene West

Nov 15 2016

62 year old Ronald Eugene West of Smyrna died Monday at TriStar Stone Crest in Smyrna. He was a Baptist and a former Pit Crew Member of Nascar Driver, Chad Chaffin. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Dale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Eugene West and Aretta Livonia Russell West; brother, Freddie Glenn West; grandparents, Dewey and Frances Russell, Forrest and Harriet West. Survivors include two brothers, Larry and wife Brenda West of Bellevue and Michael West of Smithville. A sister, Carol Puckett of Smyrna. Wife, Debbie West of Smyrna and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Shriners.

Tammy Renae Greco

Nov 14 2016
Tammy Renae Greco

46 year old Tammy Renae Greco of Smithville died Saturday at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was a member of the First Assembly of God and she was a nurse at the Family Medical Center. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald McCormack and a brother-in-law, Chuck Canady. Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Danny Greco; a son, Christian Greco; and a daughter, Shelby Greco all of Smithville. Two brothers, Donnie and Melissa McCormack of Ripley and Joe and Michelle McCormack of Watertown. A sister, Melissa Canady of Dyersburg. Mother, Brenda Hart of Dyersburg. Mother and step-father in-law, Charlotte and Michael Nadeau of Florida. Father and step-mother in-law, John and Zenny Greco of Arizona. Sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Shawn McFay of Texas and brother-in-law, Kevin Greco of Arizona. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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