Obituaries

Jack Wayne Hale

Jun 5 2015

77 year old Jack Wayne Hale of Alexandria died Friday at his residence. He was a DeKalb County native, a carpenter, and a member of the New Middleton Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Shannon Cantrell and B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, L.V. Hale and Belvie Herman Hale; sisters, Maureen Scott, Elizabeth Scott, and Ofallon Malone; and brothers, James Hale and Kenneth Hale. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Aundra Hale of Alexandria. Children, Carmellia Ingram of Brush Creek, Jerome and wife Tammy Hale of Lebanon, Jeremy Hale of Newberry Springs, California, and Aundrenia and husband Danny Baker of Gordonsville. Nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Sisters, Dorothy Inez Malone, Francis Willete Hale, and Betty Lou Clayborn all of Alexandria. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association in His Memory. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Ann Foutch Summers

Jun 5 2015

81 year old Ann Foutch Summers of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a Baptist and a retired co-owner of Summers Garage. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Frank Bledsoe will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Ruby Foutch; three brothers, Frank, Larry, and Jackie Foutch; and two sisters, Pat Keith and Brenda Taylor. She is survived by five children, Kathy Withers of Illinois, Buddy Morris and Vicki Judkins of Brentwood, Beth Ann Bouldin of McMinnville, Kristi and William Walter of LaVergne, and Gail and Rick Stewart of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Anthony White, Christopher Judkins, Nathan and Tara Cantrell, Flint Gilley, Brandy Ledford-Gilley, Colt and Lacy Stewart and Hunter and Jessica Stewart. Eight great grandchildren, Cassidy and Kieran White, Aidan and Emery Cantrell, T.J. Finoti, Aubrey and Henry Gilley and Conner Ledford. One brother, Danny and Charlene Foutch of Mt. Juliet and a sister, Judy Parsley of Lenoir City. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.

Phyllis Pirtle Josleyn

Jun 5 2015

Phyllis Pirtle Josleyn, 75 of Old Hickory, TN, left this earth on June 5, 2015 to be with Jesus. She is preceded in death by her parents John Lawson (J.L.) Pirtle and Frankie Pirtle of Smithville, TN.

Survived by kind, gentle, and loving husband Stephen R. Josleyn of 42 years. Also, cherished daughter Ashley (Todd) French of Winter Park, Fl, and dear grandchildren Edison Ro French, Anna Lawson French, and Stowe Roland French.

She is survived by: brother, Stephen (Darlene) Pirtle; sisters Carol (Tucker) Hendrix and Vicky (David) Terrell; nieces Melissa (Jay) Delaney, Rhonda (Doug) Oram, and Michelle Lawrence; nephews Roth (Jessica) Terrell, Justin (Emily) Terrell, and Brandon Pirtle; and her step-son Stephen R. Josleyn II and his sons Kyle Josleyn, Luke Josleyn, and Noah Josleyn.

Phyllis is survived by many dear, loving friends who have been so kind and supportive over the years. She was a member of Tulip Grove Baptist Church, where she was a children's Sunday School teacher for many years and an active member of the Unity Class in her later years. She ran the homeless outreach program Room in the Inn at Tulip Grove Baptist Church for seven years.

Her favorite Bible verse was Psalms 73:26: "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my choice forever." She learned this verse as a little girl in Sunday School in Detroit, MI.

Visitation with friends and family will be held at the Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville, TN, on Sunday, June 7 from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. and on Monday, June 8 from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. The funeral service, conducted by her nephew Dr. Justin Terrell, will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8 at the Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville, TN. A graveside service will follow at DeKalb Memorial Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Stephen Pirtle, Roth Terrell, David Terrell, Tucker Hendrix, Todd French, Jay Delaney, John Delaney, Doug Oram, Don Smith, and Van Calhoun.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Room in the Inn program at Tulip Grove Baptist Church in Old Hickory, TN or to the Gideons.

Shirley Ann Harris

Jun 4 2015

Shirley Ann Harris a resident of Chattanooga, TN and a former resident of Smithville, passed away Monday at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. She was born May 27, 1936 to her parents, the late Roy Clarence and Essie Davis Jackson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Winnell Harris. Ms. Shirley was retired from the Corp of Engineers and a member of the Gruetli Church of God. Survivors include 2 children, Danny (Colleen) Deason of Williamson, GA and Cindy (Danny) Tatrow of Chattanooga; 5 grandchildren, Rebecca Dunn, Robert Dunn, Wesley Tatrow, Danielle Tatrow and Luke Tatrow; 1 great-grandson, Kyle (Ashley) Dunn; 2 great-great-grandsons, Trevor and Hunter Dunn; 1 sister, Margaret Jane Orrick of Morristown, TN; 2 nieces, Susie Ross and Nancy Orrick. Funeral services will be conducted 4:PM Thursday, June 4, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Willard Griffin officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 4:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Buddy Cleveland (Clevie) Petty

Jun 1 2015

Buddy Cleveland (Clevie) Petty age 53 of Smithville passed away Sunday night May 31, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital ER. He was born May 30, 1962 to his parents the late Grover Cleveland Petty and Martha Ann Tisdale. He worked in construction and attended Pomeroy Chapel Brethren In Christ. Funeral Services will be held 4:30PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jack Patterson officiating and burial in the Petty Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday 12:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until time of service at 4:30PM. Survivors include: 2 Daughters: Tawanna Petty and Tamara Petty both of Smithville; 3 Grandchildren : Brittney Petty, Tabitha Estes, Tyler Estes; Mother: Martha Ann Tisdale of Smithville; 2 Sisters: Sylvia Stanley of Smithville, Denise Garcia of Lebanon; 4 Brothers: Bennie Cantrell, Tony Petty, Homer Petty, Mark Petty all of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Gary "Baldy" Jones

Jun 1 2015

Gary "Baldy" Jones age 69 of The Belk Community of DeKalb County passed away Sunday morning, May 31, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. Gary was born May 14, 1946 to his parents, the late Cephas and Grace Cantrell Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Roger Jones; 4 Brothers: Troy Jones, Joe Jones, Roger Jones, Charles Jones. Mr. Gary Jones attended New Union The Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 2:PM Wednesday with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 10:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Survivors include: 1 Son: Michael Jones of Smithville; Grandchildren: Casey Jones, Micah Jones, Drew Jones, Kody Tanner; 1 Daughter: Kristine Tanner of McMinnville; 1 Brother: Cantrell (Margaret) Jones of Smithville; 1 Sister: Billie Grace (Phillip) Estes of Smithville. In Lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Mai Herman

May 31 2015

72 year old Helen Mai Herman of Smithville died Saturday evening at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and was retired from Kingston Timers. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Lillie Neal Hall; a brother, Jimmy Hall; two sisters, Lucille Holmes and Corinne Kelly; and two half brothers, O.P. and L.D. Hall. She is survived by a son, Paul Sullivan and fiancé Wanda Call of McMinnville. Husband, Darrell Malcomb of Smithville. Granddaughter, Kaylee Brook Sullivan of McMinnville. Three step daughters, Frances and husband Joel Adcock, Brenda and husband Stevie Cripps, and Patricia and husband Jerry Lawson all of Smithville. Four sisters, Ruby Nell Hall of Smithville, Kathryn Holmes of Chattanooga, Margaret Swaney of Georgia, and Sue and husband, Ronald Hill of Smithville. Nine nieces and nephews. Special friends, Judy Fish and Carolyn Powers both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Donald Johnson

May 31 2015

84 year old Jack Donald Johnson of Alexandria died Saturday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. He was born in DeKalb County and was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. He worked 27 years at Craft. Johnson also served for 15 years on the county commission and worked for 20 years at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Vance Johnson and Margaret Williams and his wife, Patsy Nell Johnson. He is survived by his children, Jackie Johnson, Dave Johnson, Debbie and husband Bennie Curtis, and Donnie and wife Jocelyn Johnson all of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Brandon Johnson, Michelle Overstreet, Jamie Johnson, Clint Johnson, Chad Curtis, Ty Curtis, Jeremie Johnson, and Jennifer Johnson. Several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews survive. A sister, Sue McMillen and brother, Paul Johnson both of Alexandria. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Mount Zion Cemetery Fund in his memory.

Judy Carolyn Milam Brockman

May 29 2015

Judy Carolyn Milam Brockman, 65, passed away May 28, 2015. She was born March 15, 1950 in Humboldt, TN to Evelyn McCaslin and Clayton Milam. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Larry Brockman; son W. Clay Jackson; grandchildren, Wesley Jackson, Jordan Bell, and Athene Thompson; and brothers, Danny Milam, Tim Milam, and Mark Milam. She was a woman who loved faith, family, and serving others. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:30 a.m. and funeral services will follow at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at The Pentecostal Church, 4820 S. Germantown Rd., Memphis, TN. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery, Humboldt, TN. The family requests memorial donations be sent to Methodist Alliance Hospice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119, (901)767-8930.This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Johnny Len Cantrell

May 28 2015

Johnny Len Cantrell age 52 of Smithville passed away Thursday morning at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. He was born September 15, 1962 to his parents, the late Hamp, Jr. and Rebecca Davis Cantrell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Paulette Estes. Johnny was a Baptist and worked in Construction work. He is survived by 5 children, Johnna Cantrell of Smithville, Rocky Cantrell of Shelbyville, Porsche Cantrell of Lewisburg, Heather Soto of Smithville, Matthew Cantrell of Smithville; 9 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Deanna (Jerry) Brooks, Tammy (Jerry) Maynard, Tonya (Rocky) Menix, and Michelle (Tim) Snipes all of Smithville; 1 brother, Dwight Cantrell of Smithville. Johnny's request was to be cremated. There will be a graveside memorial service held 1:00PM Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Mt. View Cemetery at Young Bend with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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