Obituaries

Dorothy Ward Turner

Feb 2 2015

79 year old Dorothy Ward Turner of Smithville died Monday. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and was a retired owner and operator of Sportsman Restaurant. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Eugene Adkins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carlos and Ruth Murphy Ward. Survivors include her husband, Arvid Turner of Smithville. Two daughters, Sue and Ronnie Cook of Smithville and Brenda and Jeff Safranik of Wisconsin. Three sons, Tim Mullins of Smithville, J.R. and Loretta Mullins of McMinnville, and Dylan Roller of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Angie Moreno of Illinois, Desiree Ferrell of Smithville, Christopher McPherson of Smithville, Tim Mullins, Jr. of Smithville, Greg Taylor of Mt. Juliet, Jeffrey Safranik of Wisconsin, and Cheryl Knuth of Wisconsin. Twelve great grandchildren. Two sisters, Bootsie Cash of Smithville and JoAnn and Tim Bradford of Smithville. Two brothers, Buck and Donna Ward of Smithville and David and Marcia Ward of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lieutenant Colonel Glen L. Nichols, Sr.

Feb 2 2015

92 year old Lieutenant Colonel Glen L. Nichols, Sr., U.S. Army Retired of Smithville died early Sunday morning at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was an Elder for over 30 years at the Smithville Church of Christ and a retired General Contractor.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. Dan Gulley and Ralph Vaughn will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ.

Colonel Nichols, a 25 year veteran of the United States Army, was born and reared in Algood, a part of neighboring Putnam County. In February 1941, he was part of the Tennessee Army National Guard based in Cookeville and said unit was soon called into WWII. He attended Officer Candidate School and became Second Lieutenant and later becoming First Lieutenant. Following the War, he returned to the Volunteer State to further his education at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. While there, he met a young lady whom he described as "the prettiest girl on campus". Marie Patterson from Smithville would later become Mrs. Glen Nichols and the mother to Glen, Jr. and Sharon. He then attended American University in Washington where he received a Masters Degree. During this time, Officer Nichols remained in the Army Reserve. Major Nichols' unit was activated in 1947 and shipped to Japan. Later our country was drawn into the Korean War, where he commanded an artillery unit. Following a quarter-century of military service, Colonel Glen Nichols, Sr. taught business and economics at his alma mater, Tennessee Tech University. He also enjoyed the building trade, had his own construction company and left his mark on several significant properties in the Middle Tennessee area. He also had a distinguished career with the Model Cities program.

Mr. Nichols was one of the seven original founders of the Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce over 50 years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Cora Etta Lee Nichols and mother of his children, Marie Patterson Nichols; a sister, Reba Stamps; and a brother, Robert Nichols.

Nichols is survived by his wife, LaMurle Jarrett Parker Nichols of Smithville. One son, Glen, Jr. and Margaret Nichols and a daughter, Sharon and Dale Beaty all of Smithville. Two stepdaughters, Mimi Bowling of Mt. Juliet and Lynn Fann of Texas. Ten grandchildren, Jennifer and Brian Light of Knoxville, Amanda Mathis and Abby Evans of Smithville, Kerri and Adam Hudson of Nashville, Patterson and Brad Wilson of Knoxville, Lori and David Purnell of Lebanon, Josh and Wendy Bowling of Nashville, Kelly and Marco Marcini of Italy, Amy and Mark Strauss and Ben and Marissa Fann all of Texas, and Michael and Monica Beaty of McMinnville. Fifteen great grandchildren. Two brothers, John Thomas and Dorothy Nichols and Earl Young Nichols all of Algood. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Louis Fuson

Jan 30 2015

85 year old Louis Fuson of Liberty died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a DeKalb County native, a farmer, and a founding deacon of the Faith Congregational Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Congregational Methodist Church. Freddie Savage and Dennis Campbell will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home and from noon until the service at the church. Fuson was preceded in death by his parents, Solon Fuson and Verda Midgett Fuson; a son, Jerry Fuson; a daughter, Joyce Fuson; and a brother, Freddie Brown Fuson. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Reba Driver Fuson of Liberty. Children, Rebecca and husband James Taylor of Liberty; Layne and wife Darlene Fuson of Liberty; and Tracy and wife Stephanie Fuson of Liberty. Grandchildren, Brian Bandy, Katrina and Andy Collier, Brandon and Brenda Fuson, Christopher Fuson, Shane and Raven Fuson, Quentin Fuson, and Riley Fuson. Great grandchildren, Brent and Allison Collier, Matthew and Brooke Collier, Tiffany Collier, Sarah Fuson, Lillie Fuson, and Carson Fuson. Great great grandchild, Danica Collier. A brother, Charles Fuson of McMinnville. A sister, Darnell Fuson of McMinnville. 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 Faith Congregational Methodist Church in his memory. Brian Bandy, Brandon Fuson, Christopher Fuson, Shane Fuson, Quentin Fuson, Matthew Collier, Brent Collier, Andy Collier, Riley Fuson, and Kyle Pelham will serve as pallbearers.

Marion Katharyn Cantrell Green

Jan 29 2015

Marion Katharyn Cantrell Green, 86, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015, of natural causes. She was a long-term survivor of a stroke suffered 17 years earlier.

She was born April 21, 1928, to the late Dewey Lee and Hazel Parsley Cantrell. She married Joe Houston Green on May 21, 1947, and they lived a long life together in the Green Hill community.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband Joe, son Joe Allan, sister Dorothy (Paul) Bratcher, and great-grandsons Hunter and Harrison Bryan.

She was an incredibly devoted, hardworking woman throughout her life, both as a seamstress and homemaker. But her life’s work and proudest accomplishments were caring for and loving those who knew her as Ma, Mother and Granny.

Marion was a quintessential wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother—exceedingly kind, gentle and always forgiving. Her family will forever remember her as a living embodiment of unconditional love.

Her memory and best attributes live on through her son Larry (Amy) Green, daughter Barbara (Darrell) Russell, and daughter-in-law Teresa Green of McMinnville, Tenn.; brothers Dewey Lee (JoAnn) Cantrell and Landon (Sylvia) Cantrell of McMinnville, Tenn.; grandchildren Kelly (Mike) Hicks of Chattanooga, Tenn., George (Tara) Green of McMinnville, Tenn., Anissa (Tim) Russell Webster of McMinnville, Tenn., Staci Green of Chattanooga, Tenn., Laura (Rob) Sparkman of Tullahoma, Tenn., Julie (Rex) Rutledge of Chattanooga, Tenn., Carrie Green of McMinnville, Tenn., Adam Green of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Katherine (Brian) Reed of McMinnville, Tenn; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Marion’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to her caregivers and friends the past several years, both at her home and NHC HealthCare in Smithville, Tenn.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Voluntary Service, Alvin C. York Campus or the American Stroke Association.

The funeral service is 1 p.m. Friday at McMinnville Funeral Home, with Teddy Jones officiating. The burial will follow at Webb Cemetery at Bluff Springs. Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., also at McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at mcminnvillefuneralhome.com. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marcelle “Doris” Collins

Jan 28 2015

Marcelle “Doris” Collins 86 years old of Fort Lauderdale FL had passed away on January 6th, 2015 at the Holy Cross Catholic Hospice Care. She was born November 15th, 1928 in Lawrence, MA. She had fought a long battle with a life threatening illness. She had moved to South Florida in 1968 and would retire after a career with Motorola in Plantation, FL. She lived a short time in Smithville with her mother and attended St.Gregory’s Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Lavigne and ArmosaDubois Lavigne of Lawrence, MA, a sister Marie Gloria Henderson and a daughter, Dorothy Marie Collins. Survivors include her children: daughters Patricia Wilt and Margaret Collins and sons, David John and Joseph Paul, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and nieces and a nephew. A memorial service will held at a later date. Doris was an avid reader so any donations may be made to your local public library in her memory.

Wanda Ann Miller Jones

Jan 27 2015

Wanda Ann Miller Jones, age 67, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 at Stones River Hospital E/R. She was a native of Cannon Co.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Valton Jones of Woodbury; 3 Children, Charles Roger Jones of Woodbury, Larry Douglas (Ima) Jones of McMinnville, Vickie Lynn (Dewayne) Patterson of Woodbury; Grandchildren, Joshua Brandon Jones of McMinnville, Jonathan Bradley Jones of McMinnville, David Lee Caswell of McMinnville, Kayla Rae Patterson of Murfreesboro, Everett Chase III, Brittany Chase, Travis Devin Patterson, Zachary Robinson, Savannah Lee Jones, & Shevi Dawn Patterson. Also surviving are 5 Great Grandchildren.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Odis Parker Miller & Laura Underhill Miller; & Siblings, John A. Miller, Bobby Brown Miller, & Pauline Burkett

She was a retired custodian.

Funeral services will be 3 PM Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Daniel Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Gardens Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3 to 9 PM Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Woodbury Funeral Home.

Bruce Caldwell

Jan 23 2015

82 year old Bruce Caldwell of Smithville died Friday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired repairman for General Motors. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Assembly of God where he was a member. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Caldwell was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lena Ferrell Caldwell; five brothers, J.W., Wade, Norman, Lonnie, and Raymond Caldwell; and two sisters, Nannie Mae Hale and Lois Moon. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Roxie Reeder Caldwell of Smithville. One daughter, Lesa Hale of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Zackary Hale and Destin of Mississippi, Devin Hale and Christi of Murfreesboro and Quentin Hale of Smithville. One brother, Zeb Caldwell of Smithville. Two sisters, Flonnie Vanatta and Dorothy Miller both of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Marilyn Caldwell of Smithville and Henri Louise Reeder. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the Smithville First Assembly of God in memory of Mr. Caldwell.

Betty Williams Rose

Jan 23 2015

Betty Williams Rose, age 85 of Cookeville, TN passed away Sunday evening January 18, 2015 at the Hillview Nursing Home in Columbia. Mrs. Rose was born February 25, 1929 in Somerset, KY, the daughter of the late Guy Williams and Gladys Littrell Williams. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in May 1951 with a degree in Home Economics and immediately began working as the Home Demonstration Agent in Smith County. On August 22, 1954 she married Jerry Lancaster Rose of Smith County and he preceded her in death on May 10, 2005. From 1955 to 1960 she taught Home Economics at Gordonsville High School. Mrs. Rose devoted her life to raising her four children, providing them with the best education possible and supporting her husband in his work as President of the Cookeville Production Credit Association.

Mrs. Rose is survived by four children: Cindy Rose Dowell (Steve) of Carthage, Dr. Jerry Lancaster Rose, Jr. (Kari) of Columbia, TN, Rhedona Rose of Columbia, TN, and John Williams Rose (Chelsea) who owns the family Century Farm located near Temperance Hall, TN in DeKalb Co.

Mrs. Rose has four grandchildren: Lori Rose Dowell (Omar), New Orleans, LA, Stanley Greg Dowell, Washington, DC, Joseph Lancaster Rose, Starkville, MS and Ella Kate Rose, Columbia, TN.

She is survived by three sisters: Mary Williams Bowden (Shelley), Jamestown, TN, Margaret Williams Tipton (Winston), Muncie, IN and Jonelda Williams Blalock (Sid), Knoxville, TN. Sister-in-laws Frances Rose Driver, New Middleton, TN and Carlene Williams, Jamestown, TN also survive.

Four siblings predeceased Mrs. Rose. They were: Joyce Williams Johnson (Melvin), Livingston, Mildred Williams Pyle (Del), Sam Williams (Lou Nell) and Jerry Williams (Carlene) all of Jamestown, TN.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Rose are scheduled to be conducted on Saturday, January 24, 2014 at 1PM at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Rose family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home on Friday from 3PM to 8PM and again on Saturday from 10AM until the service time at 1PM.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Jerry and Betty Rose Agriculture Scholarship Fund, TTU Box 5047, Cookeville, TN 38505; TN Foundation for AG in the Classroom, PO Box 313 Columbia, TN 38402-0313; FFA Foundation, Box 5034, TTU, Cookeville, TN 38505; First Baptist Church "I Love My Church" fund, 2790 Pulaski Highway, Columbia, TN 38401; Zion Christian Academy Annual Fund, 6901 Old Zion Road, Columbia, TN 38401.

Porter Webb

Jan 23 2015

Mr. Porter Webb age 91 of Smithville, passed away Wednesday night of an extended illness at NHC. He was a factory worker, farmer, and a Mason. He was preceded in death by his parents Shelie Charles Webb and Chloe (Judkins) Webb, brothers Junior Webb, Everett Webb and Smith Webb, and sisters Milus Ann Barrett, and Sallie Rose McClain. He is survived by sisters Mildred (Johnny) Turner of Smithville, and Violet Jo Evans of Smithville; sister-in-law Delene Webb of Smithville; brother-in-law Willard MCClain of Cookeville. Nephews are Kenny (Robin) Webb of McMinnville, Richard Webb of Florida, Charlie Webb of McMinnville, Robert (Seleta) Barett of Joelton, Michael Barett of Joelton. Nieces are Judy (Phil) Inglis of Maryland, Linda (Alan) Schenider of Pennsylvania, Reta (Frankie) Caldwell of Smithville, Sheila (David) Schoenmann of Smithville, Renna (Dewayne) Garrett of McMinnvile, Angela (Doug) Kelley of Lebanon. Several Great and Great Great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 1PM Saturday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Eugene Adkins and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with family will be on Friday 5PM until 9PM and Saturday 11AM until the time of the service at 1PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. A Masonic service will be held Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Jack Morgan Parker

Jan 21 2015

85 year old Jack Morgan Parker of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC of Smithville. He was a distributor for Shell Oil Company and he attended the First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jason Bowman will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 1-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Parker was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Morgan "TY" and Clara Cantrell Parker; and two sisters, Sallie Foutch and Peggy Parker. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Walteen Carter Parker of Smithville. Three sons, Jim Morgan and Allison Parker of Utah, John and Lisa Parker of Smithville, and Joseph Parker of Thailand. One daughter, Jama Martin of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Haylee Parker of Arizona, Jasmine Parker and Xavier Morgan Parker both of Smithville, Ashley Marshall of Alexandria, Taylor Marshall of Smithville, William Marshall of Texas, Cody Martin of Smithville, Laura Martin of Cookeville, and Martha Martin of Knoxville. Three great grandchildren, Aden Martin of Smithville, Trinity Parker of Alexandria, and Aaliyah Marie Butler of Cookeville. One sister, Billie Ann Parker of Nashville and Mother-In-Law Bertha McBride of Smithville and two nieces, LeAnn Judkins of Smithville and Lucy Foutch of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp or the First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center Building.

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