Obituaries

Henry Elzie Cantrell

Sep 19 2017
Henry Elzie Cantrell

95 year old Henry Elzie Cantrell of Smithville passed away Tuesday at NHC Smithville. He was a farmer, Baptist and a Veteran of World War II. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Phillip Summerford will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Eunice Young Cantrell. Twelve siblings, Effie Head, Ruth Binkley, Jeffie Humphrey, Resie Taylor, Horace, Jr. Cantrell, Fate Cantrell, Arlie Cantrell, Doris Cantrell, Leslie Cantrell, James Cantrell, Gentry Cantrell, and Charles Cantrell. Survivors include a sister, Ethel Redmon of McMinnville. Two brothers, Dennie Cantrell of McMinnville, Billy and Linda Cantrell of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to New Union cemetery fund.

Johnnie Lee Davis, Jr.

Sep 19 2017
Johnnie Lee Davis, Jr.

Johnnie Lee Davis, Jr. age 45 of Rickman, passed away Sunday morning, September 17, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born July 29, 1972 to his parents, Johnny Lee Davis, Sr. and Margaret Hensley Davis. Johnnie was a nursery worker. He is survived by 4 children, Megan Harchenko of Sparta, Chris Davis, Brittany Zimmerman and Kayla Ervin all of Smithville; 8 grandchildren, LeSean, Saraya and Lyric Harville, Kwan Harchenko, Carson and Canaan Davis, Brantley and Lincoln Cameron; mother, Margaret Davis of Rickman; father, Johnny L. Davis, Sr. of Smithville; 3 sisters, Sheila Davis of Rickman, Angela Thompson of Baxter and Crystal Murphy; 1 brother, James Davis of Alabama. The family has honored Johnnie's request to be cremated and a memorial service will be held 11AM Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Nathan Thomason officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 10AM until the time of the service at 11AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Flora Ann Maxwell

Sep 18 2017
Flora Ann Maxwell

Flora Ann Maxwell age 77 of McMinnville, passed away Sunday morning, September 17, 2017 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was born September 12, 1940 to her parents, the late James Corbit and Treasie Hale Davis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 siblings, James Bobby Davis and Patsy Davis. She was a homemaker and a Freewill Baptist. Survivors include 1 daughter, Cynthia Davis and Stanley Paul Maxwell both of McMinnville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services and interment will be 10:AM Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Long Cemetery on Highway 30 with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service, no visitation will be held at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses and these may be made at Homeland Security Bank in McMinnville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rita Joan Prince

Sep 18 2017
Rita Joan Prince

Rita Joan Prince, age 63, a Smithville, TN resident and DeKalb County, TN native was born July 3, 1954 and died September 16, 2017 in St. Thomas River Park Hospital following a sudden illness.

She was a secretary at Bybee Branch Church of Christ, where she was a member, and daughter of the late Clyde and Thelma Cantrell Redmon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Trena Hayes.

Mrs. Prince was married June 18, 1971 to Ricky Prince who survives. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Amy Prince and Holly Prince both of Smithville; brother-in-law, Johnny Hayes of Pegram, TN; aunts and uncle, Edith Redmon and Dorothy and Sanders Webb all of Smithville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Don and Susie Griffith and Ronnie and Denise Prince all of McMinnville, TN and Jerry and Jerelene Prince of Lavergne, TN; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Central Church of Christ with Steve Hillis and Tony Lawrence to officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at High’s.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels or the Gospel Broadcasting Network.

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Albert Thweatt

Sep 17 2017

80 year old Albert Thweatt of Smithville passed away Saturday at Centennial Medical Center. He was a Christian and a retired construction worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will follow in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday until the service at 11 a.m. Thweatt was preceded in death by his parents, Beecher and Lillie Thweatt; mother, Magelene Redmon Thweatt, and a brother, Mack Thweatt. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda White Thweatt of Smithville. Two sons, Kenny Beecher Thweatt of North Carolina and Ralph Allen Thweatt of Ohio. A daughter, Debi Thweatt of Florida. Four grandchildren. Three great grandchildren. One brother, Farris and Barbara Thweatt of Smithville. Four sisters, Joel and Harold Dawes of Smithville, Jannie and Clayton Christenberry of Knoxville, Judy and Albert Warren of Smithville, and Sue and Larry Taylor of Lebanon. Sister-in-law, Elaine Thweatt of Sparta. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Jefferson Cemetery.

Robert Whitney Keyt

Sep 17 2017
Robert Whitney Keyt

Robert Whitney Keyt age 56 of Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga, TN passed away Saturday morning, September 16, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. Bob was born May 11, 1961 to his parents, the late W.C. Keyt and Antha Keyt. In addition to his Father, W.C. Keyt, he was preceded in death by his sister, Janice Marie Keyt. He was of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include his mother, Antha Keyt of Crossville; 1 brother, Tim Keyt of Cookeville; 2 nephews, Timothy Keyt of Fountain Hills, AZ and Matthew Hodges of Nashville and his family at Orange Grove Center. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 10AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mac Foutch

Sep 15 2017
Mac Foutch

Mac Foutch passed away on September 7, 2017 at age 82. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, on Saturday, September 9 from 4-8 p.m. The Funeral Service, conducted by Pastor John Hunn, is 2 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Immanuel Baptist Church (214 Castle Heights), Lebanon TN with visitation from 1 p.m. until the service. Interment in Hillview Cemetery, Alexandria TN, will follow the service.

Mr. Foutch was a planner with AVCO Aerostructures /Textron and a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He loved UT football, the Lady Vols, Braves baseball, and the Tennessee Titans. He is survived by wife of 62 years, Jackie Rush Foutch, daughters Tammy Baird (Tony) and Tina Ford (Ronnie), grandchildren Landon Baird (Jennifer) and Kaelyn Bryan (Austin), great-grandchild Braydon Lee Baird, and close cousin Lynn Turner (Jimmy). He is preceded in death by parents Carl and Ruth Hayes Foutch.

Memorial Donations: Immanuel Baptist Building Fund and/or the Gideons. Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN 615.444.9393.

Dorothy Reis

Sep 15 2017
Dorothy Reis

96 year old Dorothy Reis of Hendersonville passed away on September 14, 2017 at NHC of Smithville. She was a life long member of the Episcopal Church. There will be a celebration of life service held at St. Joseph of Arimathea Episcopal Church (103 Country Club Drive Hendersonville, TN. 37075) on Friday, September 22. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. with the church service to begin at 10 a.m.

Dorothy is survived by 1 son-Sterling Batte, III of Cookeville; 1 Daughter-Barbara Parks of Utah; Step-Daughters-Becky Davis and Barbara Thompson of Smithville; 5 Grandchildren; 11 Great Grandchildren; and Special Caregiver-Judy Chastang.

She was preceded in death by her parents-Jeptha William and Willie Quin East; Husbands-Dr. Sterling A. Batte, II and William Arthur Reis; Grandson-Issac Parks.

Dot, as she was called by her friends, had a long career as a social worker with the state of Tennessee. She was an avid UT fan and attended games into her late 80's. She loved to travel having toured all continents but one.

Memorial donations may be made to:
St. Joseph of Arimathea
103 Country Club Drive
Hendersonville, TN. 37075

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

Vickie Elizabeth Womack

Sep 13 2017

57 year old Vickie Elizabeth Womack of McMinnville passed away Tuesday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Womack; parents, Estel and Ruby Pedigo Summers; a brother, Jerry Summers; and a sister, Kim Young. Survivors include a son. Jeremy and Chasity Womack; a daughter, Bethany and Micah Nunley; and a granddaughter, Nadia Nunley all of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.

Mr. Jackie Martin

Sep 13 2017
Mr. Jackie Martin

Mr. Jackie Martin, age 69, of Defeated Creek, died Monday evening, September 11, at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. He is survived by: wife, Sandra Lamberson Martin; 2 children, Neely Martin Oldham and husband Matt of Defeated Creek, Jason Martin and wife Kelli Petty Martin of Defeated Creek; 3 siblings, Susanne Martin Tisdale and husband Ricky of Defeated Creek, Teresa Martin Clay and husband George of Defeated Creek; Johnny Martin and wife Shirley Albritton Martin of Defeated Creek; 5 grandchildren, Jackson and Cassie Oldham, Eli, Ty and Riley Martin.

Mr. Martin is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his service will be conducted on Friday morning, September 15, at 11:00 AM. Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate. Interment in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens. Active pallbearers are: Ricky Givens, Ricky Anderson, Rue Alan Dillehay, Charles Givens, David West, Billy Thompson, Leslie Bush and Scott Edens; Honorary pallbearers are: Chip Hailey, Garry Nesbitt, Jacky Carver Sr, Randy Martin, Jeff Hudson, Kaleb Bush, Austin Clay, Jackie Oldham and George Clay.

Visitation at the Carthage Chapel will begin on Thursday morning at 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

The family has requested memorials to Peyton Creek Baptist Church or Defeated Creek Fire Department.

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