Obituaries

Ray Donald "Rusty" Webb

Apr 3 2017
Ray Donald "Rusty" Webb

Ray Donald "Rusty" Webb age 71 of Smithville passed away Saturday night, April 1, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center of an extended illness. He was born December 13, 1945 to his parents, the late Clyde and Irene Webb. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, W.H. Webb. Ray Donald's heartbeat and passion was baseball, he coached Little League Baseball from 1966 to 2005, he took the 1988 Little League Team to the CABA World Series in Des Moines, IA, where they came in 5th place. He was a member of Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church and a farmer and nurseryman. He leaves behind to cherish his memory a family that loved him and to whom he was "Papa", including his wife of 50 years, Betty Webb of Smithville; 4 children, Tracie (Greg) Baker, Tara (Michael) Hale, Trena (Anthony) Ferrell and Tad (Tracy) Webb all of Smithville; 10 grandchildren, Kalab Ferrell (Faith Eldridge), Rayanna (Chris) Chapman, Kayla (Chad) Harvey, Jaley Hale, Kadee Ferrell, Ty Webb, Maddox Hale, Tucker Webb, Tate Webb and J.T. (Roni) Baker; 3 great-grandchildren, Rusty Chapman, Jack Harvey and Haddeigh Harvey; 3 sisters, Sue Dexter Beshearse and Gail (Doyle) Slager both of Dowelltown and Patty (Eddie) Malone of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews and friends also survive. Funeral services will be held 4 PM Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale and Don Nixon officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday 12 Noon until 8 PM and Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 4 PM. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of NHC and Avalon Hospice for the wonderful care and love shown to Papa. So many went above and beyond the call of duty to care for him. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ella Rich

Mar 31 2017
Ella Rich

Ella Rich age 67 of Smithville, passed away Thursday night at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born December 4, 1949 to her parents, the late Isaac Richard and Ruth Arrie West Melton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donnie Rich; 2 brothers, Harlon and James Melton; 1 sister, Anna Belle "Ann" Young. Ella was a faithful member of the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church and was a retired Daycare Provider and Homemaker. She leaves to cherish her memories 2 children, Kevin (Nikole) Rich of Meridianville, AL and Kortny (Eric) Blaylock of Sparta; 5 grandchildren, Landin, Dylin, and Masin Rich, Brooklynn and Brody Blaylock; 1 brother, Carlon (Mainell) Melton of Smithville and 1 sister, Eva (Dennis) Roller of Dowelltown; several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and church family also survive. Funeral services will be Sunday, April 2, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Frank Randolph and Garry McBride officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 1PM until 8 PM and Sunday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Lou Barnes Adams

Mar 31 2017
Anna Lou Barnes Adams

58 year old Anna Lou Barnes Adams of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a Baptist and a former employee of Tenneco. The family has chosen direct cremation however a memorial service will be announced later. No visitation will be held. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Barnes and Betty Jean White Braswell; husband, Ricky Dale Adams and a daughter, Natasha "Tasha" West. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Dana West of Smithville. A daughter, Alicia Adams of Nebraska. Six grandchildren, Jacob Helms of Nashville, Emily Northcut of McMinnville, Brandon Sykes, Sadie and Shelby West all of Smithville, and Michael Florez of Nebraska. One sister, Berna Barnes of Smithville and one brother, Charlie Barnes of McMinnville. Sister-in-law, Brenda and Dale Buck of Silver Point. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Steven Lee Gandy

Mar 31 2017

62 year old Steven Lee Gandy of Smithville died Thursday at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was a Baptist and a retired construction worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Gandy was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Van Gandy and Lillian Inez Moore Rigsby; and a brother, Dwight Redmon. Survivors include two daughters, Leslie and Bruce Parsley of Smithville. and Stephanie and Glenn Sparks of Sparta. One son, Steven Levan and Paula Gandy of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Courtney and Dustin Estes, Conner Rice, Micah Gandy, and Nevaeh Gandy all of Smithville. Three step grandchildren, Jacob, Kristen, and Katherine Parsley of Smithville. One sister and brother-in-law Patricia and David Redmon of Smithville and one brother and sister-in-law, Dwayne and Ponzella Redmon of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations please be made to help with funeral expenses.

JoAnn Webb Sandlin

Mar 30 2017
JoAnn Webb Sandlin

Mrs. JoAnn Webb Sandlin, 77, a McMinnville resident and Smithville native, was born October 08, 1939, and died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Webb House in Smithville, TN, following an extended illness.

She was a homemaker and had child care in her home for many years. She was a member of the McMinnville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and the daughter of the late Hampton and Winnie Webb. She was also preceded in death by one sibling, Doris Webb, and brothers-in-law Lester Franks and Thwaitt Wall.

Mrs. Sandlin is survived by her husband of 57 years, James Edmon Sandlin; daughters and sons-in-law Teresa and Manuel McCurry of McMinnville, TN, and Melanie and Joe Matheney of Cookeville, TN; four grandchildren, Ryan Palombo, Justin Matheney and fiancé Kandace Hanna, Kyle McCurry, and Jarred and Sara Matheney. She is also survived by sisters; Era Franks of Manchester, TN, and Kathleen Wall of Smithville, TN; sister-in-law and husband Violet and Melvin Carr. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 01, 2017, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Harry Green and Fay Tucker will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens in Smithville, TN. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at McMinnville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Webb Cemetery at Seven Springs.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Leonard Johnson

Mar 29 2017
John Leonard Johnson

42 year old John Leonard Johnson of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ and Director of Foster Care and Adoption for the State of Tennessee. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Friday from noon until 2 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his father, Gus Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Niki Johnson; two children, Madelyn Johnson and Adam Johnson; mother, Joyce and Mark Boyd; sister, Melissa and Greg Muskoft; niece, Kellen Chalfant; and two nephews, Garrett Muskoft, and Tristan Chalfant all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Harmony Family Center at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home or at: 118 Mabry Hood Road, Knoxville, TN 37922. Phone 1-865-982-5225

Thomas W. "Tommy" Moore, Jr.

Mar 28 2017
Thomas W. "Tommy" Moore, Jr.

Thomas W. "Tommy" Moore, Jr. age 71 of the Sycamore Community passed away Tuesday afternoon March 28, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 29, 1945 to his parents, the late Thomas Walker and Lillie Mae Waggoner Moore. Tommy was a construction worker and a member of Dowelltown United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother: David Moore; Infant Sister: Ruby Moore. Funeral Services will be held 1:PM Friday March 31, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Doug Collins and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Thursday 11:AM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon Moore of the Sycamore Community; Son: Thomas Jason Moore of the Sycamore Community; Brothers: Ernest Moore, Royce (Ruby) Moore both of Smithville, Jerry (Donna) Moore of Baxter; Sisters: Reba Page, Nina Hart, Stacy Eloise Foster all of Smithville; Brother-in-law: David (Deborah) Coffee of Dowelltown; Sister-in-law: Lisa Coffee of Smithville, Virginia Moore; Step-Grandchildren: Amanda, Jeremy, Steven Vann; Step-Great-Grandson: James Vann; Many nieces and nephews and many many friends. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Emma Lee Conaster

Mar 28 2017
Emma Lee Conaster

70 year old Emma Lee Conaster of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Satterfield will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Floyd D. Wilson; brother, Charles Wilson; sisters, Betty Wilson, Crystal Wilson, and Lynn Wilson; and great granddaughter Gracelynn Sherrill. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara and Sam Noyola of Smithville. A son, Winton and Jodie Conaster of Greenville. Eight grandchildren, Jonathon Conaster, Carolina Noyola, Madison Noyola, Michael Vandyne, J.R. Sherrill, Jeremy Sherrill, Justin Sherrill, and Jaykob Hanson. Two great grandchildren, Kelsey Sherrill and Jacobee Sherrill. Two sisters, Fay and Ronnie Bedwell and Debbie Campbell. Three brothers, Jimmy Wilson, Wayne Wilson, and Bobby Wilson. Several nieces and nephews and best friend Jo Marie Rackley. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Greg Bogle

Mar 27 2017
Greg Bogle

Greg Bogle age 48 of Liberty passed away Sunday March 26, 2017 at St. Thomas DeKalb ER. He was born September 5, 1968 to his parents Thomas and the late Annie Lou Hale Bogle. He was a farmer. Funeral services will be held 2:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wilson Williams officiating and burial to follow in the Hale cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 12:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Survivors include his father, Thomas Bogle of Liberty; Sister: Julie Green of Smithville; 2 Nieces: Mandy Tarpley, Macy Frey; Great Nieces & Nephews: Allie Tarpley, Ace Tarpley, Hunter Frazier, Hattie Frazier; Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family and friends also survived. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dee Hill

Mar 27 2017
Dee Hill

Dee Hill age 83 of Smithville passed away Sunday morning, March 26, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was born November 9, 1933 to her parents the late, Willis and Ruby Hudson Fussell. Dee worked many years at First American Title in Michigan, and also work at Ferodo in Smithville. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by sister-in-law: Betty Gora; brother-in-law: Clarence Ervin. She is leaving behind her husband Billy Joe Hill of Smithville; brother Bud (Martha) Fussell of Dickson; sister June Culpepper of Sterling Hts, MI.; and many many nieces and nephews who all loved her so dearly; sister-in-law: Bobbye Pack. Funeral services will be held 11:AM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Joel Wood officiating and interment to follow at 3:PM at the Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery in Dickson, TN where she will be laid to rest beside her mother and father Willis and Ruby Fussell. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 2:PM until 7:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of service at 11:AM. In addition to flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the heart association or charity of your choice in memory of Ms. Dee. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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