Obituaries

Lola Dean Minton

Feb 2 2016

57 year old Lola Dean Minton of Smithville passed away early Tuesday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a Baptist & formally employed at Tenneco. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later time. She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther & Ruby Rayder Phillips. 2 brothers, Joey Rayder & David Phillips. Survivors include 1 daughter, Teri Lynn Potts of Murfreesboro. 2 grandchildren, Charlie Potts & Ady Rae Potts. 6 sisters, Joyce & James Watson of Murfreesboro, Debbie George of Smithville, Linda & Michael Burke of Murfreesboro, Wilma & Ernie Bouldin, Jean Farmer & Janice Cripps all of Smithville. 2 brothers, LM & Virginia Phillips of Murfreesboro & Jimmie & Regina Rayder of Wartburgh. Several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses.

Micheal Eugene Minnear

Feb 2 2016
Micheal Eugene Minnear

35 year old Micheal Eugene Minnear of Smithville passed away Monday February 1, 2016. Micheal was of the Pentecostal faith and was self employed in landscaping. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be at Minnear Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Woody Minnear. Survivors include his father, Eugene Minnear & his mother, Lori & husband Scotty Fuson all of Smithville. 3 brothers, Caleb Minnear, Brandon & Steven Haas all of Smithville. Step brothers, Jared and Caleb Fuson and step sisters, Olivia & Skyler Fuson all of Smithville. Half Brothers Clinton Cope of Cookeville & Jonathon Conatser of McMinnville. Special cousin, Rebecca Hodges and special nephew, Keagan Minnear both of Smithville. Stepfather, Trent Haas of Smithville. Paternal grandparents, Donald & Peggy Minnear of Smithville. Maternal grandparents, Father Gregory & Anastasia Williams of Liberty. Step-grandparents, Jr. & Geraldine Fuson of Smithville. Special friend, Julie Wright of Smithville. Several aunts, uncles & cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph Arnold, Jr.

Feb 2 2016
 Ralph Arnold, Jr.

Mr. Ralph Arnold, Jr. age 90 of Smithville, TN, died Monday, February 01, 2016, at N.H.C. Health Care in Smithville, TN. He was born October 25, 1925, in DeKalb County, TN, was a retired employee of Genesco and a member and deacon of New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by parents Ralph Arnold, Sr. and Nettie Arnold Johnson, son Jewel Reed Arnold, grandson Gary Robinson, and a sister Lois Chapman.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years Ethel Christine Arnold, son Ricky Lynn (Debbie) Arnold, grandchildren Dennis (Gina) Arnold, Joseph (Christy) Arnold, great-grandchildren Adam, Jordan, Sam, Bryson, Yasmin and Lealon Arnold, step great-granddaughter Kealah Curtis, daughter-in-law Christeen Arnold, sister Nell (Dean) Snyder, brother-in-law Cordell Chapman, niece Mellanie Chapman and nephew Kip Snyder. Several other family members and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be 2 PM Friday, February 05, 2016 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Jeff Winfrey and Elder Paul Violet will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Smithville, TN. The Arnold Family will receive friends Thursday from 3 PM until 8 PM and again Friday from 10 AM until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Garey Graham

Jan 29 2016

Mr. James Garey Graham, age 72 of Smithville, passed away Thursday, January 28th at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. He was born September 18, 1943 to his parents, the late Clarence and Carrie Graham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Arvisais. Mr. Graham was a retired lineman from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Survivors include 1 sister, Linda (Billy) Cantrell of Smithville; 4 Children, Michael Graham of Collinsville MS, Melissa Geuy (Bob James) of Urbana OH, Michele (Chuck) Rihn of Irwin PA, Mark Graham of Smithville; 7 grandchildren, Justina (Josh) Carter, Joshua Graham, Katrina Andreyo, Kaylee Braswell, Kasandra Rihn, Laci Geuy and Marcus Rihn; 2 great grandchildren, Mason and Maylee Carter; 1 niece, Donna (Phillip) Summerford; 3 nephews Mark (Janine) Arvisais, Bobby Cantrell, Darrell (Rachel) Cantrell; 4 great nieces Hope, Hannah, Hailey and Mareia Cantrell; and 1 Aunt, Faye Aumack. A memorial service will be held at DeKalb Funeral Chapel on Sunday, January 31st at 4:30 pm. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Helen Warden

Jan 29 2016

93 year old Willie Helen Warden, formerly of Alexandria, died Thursday at the Hearth at Sycamore Village, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carter Bee and Willie Macon Foutch Davenport; her husband of 62 years, Carlos Lee Warden; and her first husband of one year, Daniel Roy Hale; a son, Phillip Reed Warden; sisters, Hilda Lucille, Ruth Marie, Nettie Gennett, and Sarah Annette; brothers, Lonnie Cordell, Carter Glenn, John Henry, Hoyte Foutch, and Herbert Winette. Survivors include sons, Randall and wife Marge Warden of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Byron and wife Melva Warden of Dickson. Grandchildren, Andra and Russ Gindelberger, Erika Warden and Logan Warden of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Tracy and Tadd Webb of Smithville, Adam and Lairen Warden of Carthage; Daniel and Felicia Warden of Smithville; and Kayla Warden of Dickson. Nine great grandchildren. Sisters, Ruby Earlene and her husband Garland Eastes. Brothers, Clarence Thomas and his wife Jimmy Davenport. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the New Hope Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Luther Lawrence

Jan 29 2016

Luther Lawrence age 74 of Smithville, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Luther was born September 23, 1941 to his parents, the late Matthew and Vera Pittman Lawrence. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Debbie Lois Lawrence and 2 brothers, Kenneth and Carlon Lawrence. Luther attended the Smithville Church of God and was a truck driver. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nina Neal Lawrence of Smithville; 3 daughters, Beth Rhody, Leona (David) Jared and Tammy Sexton all of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Cora Beth Rhody, Trey Petty, Tyler Sexton, Tonya (Joey) Portilla and Jerry (Dianna) Jared; 7 great-grandchildren, Aydalyn Cook, Bentley Sexton, Jared, Jayce, Jaxton and Tayla Portilla, Brayden Jared; 2 sisters, Marie Jackson and Margaret (David) Davis both of Castalian Springs; 1 brother, Jimmy (Jean) Lawrence of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Darlene Lawrence of Pulaski, TN; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David (Glory) Neal, Kenneth (Jeanette) Neal, Jimmy (Carol) Neal, Danny Neal, Betty (Glenn) Byford, Donna Kay (Donald) Knowles, Diane (Danny) Evans; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 2:PM Sunday, January 31, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jeff Armstrong officiating and interment will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 11:AM until 8:PM and Sunday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of God Building Fund, Whorton Springs Cemetery or to New Hope Cemetery in memory of Luther. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Louada Illene Trapp

Jan 22 2016

Ms. Louada Illene Trapp age 81 of Smithville, passed away Thursday afternoon at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was born August 27, 1934 to her parents, the late Spencer and Inez Puckett Frazier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Mason Trapp and 2 brothers, Glen and Gary Frazier. Ms. Illene was a member of Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church and retired from the DeKalb County Board of Education. Survivors include 4 children, Dennis (Angela) Trapp, Timmy "Bebo" (Sandra) Trapp, Kathy (Joey) Goodwin all of Smithville and Michael (Kristie) Trapp of Algood; 7 grandchildren, Jeremy Trapp, Joseph Trapp, Wesley Young, Grant Goodwin, Katelyn Goodwin, Solomon Trapp and Silas Trapp; 4 great-grandchildren, Hannah and Leah Trapp, Wyatt and Lanie Young; 1 sister, Lila Downs of Knoxville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, January 25, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in Burton-Ponder Cemetery. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of your choice. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 11AM until 8PM and Monday 9AM until the time of the service at 2PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Laverene "Cowboy" Buckley

Jan 22 2016

74 year old Laverene "Cowboy" Buckley of Smithville died Wednesday at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a Christian and a ranch and farm hand. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Grace Buckley. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Anna Buckley of Smithville. Five brothers and one sister. Several nieces, nephews, friends, and acquaintances in Smithville also survive. Mr. Buckley's wish was that his body be donated to Science. A memorial service will be announced at a later time.

Linda Carol Ferrell

Jan 22 2016

66 year old Linda Carol Ferrell of Smithville passed away Thursday at the ER of St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a homemaker and attended the Covenant Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 2pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will follow at Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, 10am-9pm & Sunday, 10am until service time at 2pm. DUE TO THE WEATHER THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION TONIGHT (FRIDAY). She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe & Sudie Nadene Ferrell. Sister, Jo Dean Ferrell & 2 brothers, Danny & Charlie Ferrell. Survivors include 5 sisters, Eunice Byford of Woodbury, Janet & Johnny King, Shirley & Larry Dyer, Lisa & Roy Merriman & Norma Jean & Gary Dyer all of Smithville. Brother, David Ferrell of Liberty. Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces & Great Nephews and her many special friends at Fiddlers Manor.

Ruth Elaine Hunter

Jan 21 2016

Mrs. Ruth Elaine Hunter of Smithville passed away Wednesday night at her residence. She was a member of Allen's Chapel Methodist Church & formerly worked at Toshiba Manufacturing. Mrs. Hunter was a member of the Emmaus Community, the Women of Faith & the Food Ministry at Allen's Chapel. DUE TO THE WEATHER, THE FUNERAL SERVICE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MONDAY AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE CHAPEL OF LOVE-CANTRELL FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow at Hunter Cove Cemetery in Overton County. She was preceded in death by her parents Marcum and Susie Mills. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Larry Hunter of Smithville. 1 Daughter, Tina and Steve Pickett of Chattanooga. 1 Son, Jonathan and Emily Hunter of Mt. Juliet. 5 Grandchildren and 1 Brother, Al and Katie Mills of Kentucky. In addition to flowers donations can be made to the Allen's Chapel Methodist Church in memory of Mrs. Hunter.

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