Obituaries

Betty Jean Baker Herndon

Jul 23 2014

81 year old Betty Jean Baker Herndon of Smithville died Tuesday at Centennial Medical Center. She was a member of F.C.E., Gleaners Sunday School Class and a Tuesday morning Bible Study Group. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 60 years and a retired school teacher. She taught 27 years at Smithville Elementary School. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. until noon at the funeral home and the service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Russell Herndon; parents, Ira and Velma Hill Baker; grandson, Weston Cole; a sister, Barbara Baker Colvert; daughter-in-law, Margie Herndon; and sister-in-law, Judy Baker. Survivors include her children, Lynn Badgett and husband Richard West, Robert Russell Herndon, Jr and wife Tami, Martha Riggs and husband Greg, Mary Pugh and husband Joe, Mark Herndon and wife Sandi, and Carol Cole and husband Todd. She is also survived by her brother, Bill Baker and sister, Mary Louise Fitzgerald and husband Paul. Twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Two sisters-in-law, Doris Terrell Crook and Betty Sue Herndon. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. It was Mrs. Herndon's request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lighthouse Christian Camp.

Paul Bryan Granstaff

Jul 22 2014

77 year old Paul Bryan Granstaff of Watertown, died Monday evening, July 21, 2014 at his residence. Born in Sykes, TN, he was the son of the late Clyde Lelon Granstaff and Ruby Lee Jones Granstaff. He was a graduate of Gordonsville High School and a US Navy veteran. Paul and his family operated the Watertown CeeBee Grocery for several years and he was a police officer for 26 yrs. Paul is survived by his wife, Iva Roberts Granstaff; daughter, Tonya Blanks and son, Michael Granstaff all of Watertown; grandchildren, Kiana and Shawn Blanks; step grandchildren, Tiphanie and Chelsie Poss; step great granddaughter, Kylee; sister, Laverne Martin and husband, Freddy of Alexandria; nephew, Jason (Resa) Martin of Murfreesboro; nieces, Trena Gassaway of Dickson and Dana Christine Martin of Alexandria. Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Robert Amason and Bro. Kenneth Bowen officiating. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and prior to services on Thursday. Pallbearers, James Ivy Wills, Tony Parsley, Jerry Taylor, Jeff Taylor, Jimmy Allmon, Jason Dodd. Ronnie Jackson, David Agee; Honorary Pallbearers, Glenn and Ricky Oakley, Hank Dunklin, Howell Roberts, J.T. Webster, James Ray Moore, Gene Sykes, Bernie Ash, Tom Wiley, Jack Underhill, Odell Judkins. Interment with military honors at Jones Hill Cemetery.

Danny Beckwith Stoots

Jul 22 2014

70 year old Danny Beckwith Stoots of Smithville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a self employed truck driver. The funeral will be Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eunice Beckwith Stoots. Survivors include a son, Kevin and wife Michelle Stoots of Michigan. Special friends, Rick and Gail Stewart and Bill and Betty Cameron all of Smithville. Godsons, Colt and Lacey Stewart and Hunter and Jessica Stewart both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Isabell, Jr.

Jul 18 2014

54 year old John Isabell, Jr. of Smithville died Friday morning at his residence. He was a Christian, former President of the DeKalb County Education Association, and he belonged to a Writers Group in Cookeville and was a member of the Jaycee's. Isabell was a teacher with the DeKalb County School System. He taught school in both the Middle and High School. The funeral will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 4:00 p.m. Isabell was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Isabell, Sr.; grandparents, Bessie and William Isabell and Ethel Hammons and father-in-law, Gordon Davis. Isabell is survived by his wife of ten years, Lori Isabell of Smithville. Mother, Cora and husband Grover Tiptin of Indiana. A brother, Jerry and wife Kim Isabell of Ohio. Two sisters, Pam Emmons of Indiana and Teresa and husband Rich Johns of Ohio. Nieces and nephews, Stacey Emmons, Nick and Matt Johns, Haley Brown and Kyle and Kaleb Davis. Mother-in-law, Diane Davis of Crossville. Special friends, Tony and Melissa Roysdon of Smithville, Luke Bullock of Cookeville, Greg Pryor of Algood, Jim and Catherine Deppen of Nashville, Paul Johnson of Nashville, Mike Smith of Indiana, Tracy Nash of Seymour, Laura and Johnny Clemmons of Cookeville, Steve Killian of Georgia, Mike Wilson of North Caroline and friends in the DeKalb County School System. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family suggest that donations be made to the Hope Lodge (a division of the American Cancer Society).

William Dean "Bill" Bird

Jul 16 2014

66 year old William Dean "Bill" Bird of Smithville died Tuesday July 15, 2014 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Merle and Lois Kercheval Bird. He was a construction worker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Lakin, Kansas. A memorial service will be held 1:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be Friday 11:AM until time of service at 1:PM. Survivors include 5 children: Sherri Bowring of Frisco Texas, William S. Bird of Marquette Kansas, Clint Bird of Covington Washington, Cristopher C. Bird of Smithville, Beau Bird of Manhatten Kansas; 5 Grandchildren: Emily Bird, Shelby Bowring, Skyler Bowring, Trista Bird, William B. Bird; Brother: Leonard Bird of Federal Way Washington; Sister: Jackie Bird of Auburn Washington; Significent Other: Kat Martin of Smithville.

Eddie Jewell Adkins

Jul 16 2014

49 year old Eddie Jewell Adkins of Smithville died Tuesday July 15, 2014 at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Cecil and Elsie Goodwin Adkins. He was a long time route salesman with Merita Bread and a member of Laurel Hill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Ralph Benningfield and Lonnie Buser officiating and burial in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 4:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until time of service at 1:PM. Survivors include wife of 30 years Karen Adkins of Smithville; Daughter: Amy (Mike) Gilpin of Smithville; Granddaughter: Alyssa Gilpin of Smithville. In Lieu of flowers family asked that donations be made to help with funeral expenses.

Jimmy A. Turner

Jul 14 2014
Jimmy A. Turner

52 year old Jimmy A. Turner died Sunday July 13, 2014. He was the son of the late James Gentry Turner and Audean Barnes Turner Pack. In addition to his father he was also preceded in death by nephew Eric Hawkins. Jimmy was a Tool & Die worker. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dwight Knowles officiating and burial in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 10:AM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until time of the service at 1:PM. Survivors include daughter: Danielle Turner of McMinnville; Longtime Companion: Angela Turner of Smithville; Mother & Step-Father: Audean and Ernest Pack of Smithville; 2 Sisters: Judy Pat (Gary) Mucha and Treba (Don) Hawkins all of Smithville; 2 Nephews: Tracy Stanley and Trent Hawkins.

Johnny Ringo Colwell

Jul 14 2014

54 year old Johnny Ringo Colwell of Smithville died Sunday July 13, 2014 at his residence. He was the son of the late Toy and Lydia Williams Colwell. He was self employed construction worker and a member of New West Point Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents his was also preceded in death by 5 brothers: John, James, Dallas, Floyd and Lillard Colwell. Survivors include his wife Sharon Colwell of Smithville; 1 Son: Jeremy (Patricia) Colwell of Smithville; 2 Grandchildren: Aidan Johnny and Jadence Colwell; 1 Sister: Martha Moore of Sparta; Brothers: Daniel Colwell of McMinnville, Eugene Colwell and Willard Colwell both of Smithville. Family has chosen direct cremation with a memorial service to be held later at their residence. In lieu of flowers donations be made to help with funeral expenses.

Christine Adcock

Jul 14 2014

70 year old Christine Adcock of Smithville died Sunday morning, July 13, 2014 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was the daughter of the late John and Mettie Neeley Green. She was retired from LBJ&C Headstart and a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by son Davy Adcock; Sister: Elsie Steinbach; Brother: Kenny Green. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Tuesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Eugene Adkins and Dan Gulley officiating and burial in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday from 1:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday from 9:AM until time of service at 1:PM. Survivors include husband of 55 yrs. Albert Adcock of Smithville; Daughter: Emma (Eugene) Adkins of Smithville; Granddaughter: Ellie Adkins; 3 Sisters: Sara Adcock of Murfreesboro, Joyce (Chester) Carman of Louisville and Fay Cantrell of Smithville; 5 Brothers: James (Ginny) Green of Columbia, Tommy Green of Smithville, John (Judie) Green of Sparta, Eddie (Carol) Green and Jack (Deana) Green all of Smithville; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Guyana Mission Fund in care of the Keltonburg Church of Christ in memory of Mrs. Christine.

Danny Tatrow

Jul 12 2014

67 year old Danny Tatrow of Smithville died Friday at his son's residence in Ooltewah. He was a retired truck driver, a Catholic, and a Mason, belonging to the DeKalb Lodge #358. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Frazier and Denis Jenkins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Tatrow was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kenneth Tatrow and two sisters, Debra Lynn Tatrow and Joy Ann Tatrow. Survivors include three children, Rodney and wife Lanna Tatrow of Strawberry Plains, Danny and wife Cindy Tatrow of Ooltewah and Eva and husband Tim Dover of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Wesley, Danielle, Luke, Brad, Kyle, and Alexis Tatrow and T.J. Pascal. Two great grandchildren. His mother, Eva Lois Johnson Tatrow. Four brothers, James and wife Debbie Tatrow, Keith Tatrow, Kevin and Debbie Tatrow all of Garden, Michigan and Bucky and Brenda Tatrow of Smithville. Four sisters, Laurel and Denis Jenkins, Shelby and Frank Lawrence, Mary Jo and Corky Britt all of Smithville and Claudia and Tom Klink of Garden, Michigan. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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