Obituaries

Walter Gray Foster

Mar 10 2008

60 year old Walter Gray Foster of Smithville died Saturday night at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a member of the Spring Street The Baptist Church, a Mason and member of the Liberty Lodge #77, and he was retired from Carrier. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Barry Whittaker, Robert Pollard, and James Wright will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Jackson and Lucille Young Foster; his first wife, Martha Ann Foster; a step-daughter, Vivian Garrison; and a brother, Jimmy Kenneth Foster. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Foster of Smithville. A daughter, Kathy and her husband Kirt Martin of Smithville. A step-son, Tallis and his wife Nancy Cantrell. Grandchildren, Ryan Herron, Shannon and Kim Pirtle, Chad Pirtle, and Talisa Cantrell. Brothers, Claude Eugene Foster of Smithville; Aubrey and his wife Mary Foster of Morris, Illinois; Joe Thomas and his wife Sue Foster of Smithville; and Donald Ray and his wife Linda Foster of McMinnville. A sister, Juanita and her husband Charlie Agee of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Stacey Foster and Glenda Winchester both of Smithville. Brothers-in-law, Len Gay of Virginia and Ken Gay of Indiana. DeKalb Funeral Chalel is in charge of the arrangements.

J.M. Cantrell

Mar 7 2008

75 year old J.M. Cantrell of Smithville died Friday at the Summit Medical Center in Nashville. He was a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a farmer. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan and E.H. Denman, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert Aaron and Maggie May Messick Cantrell and a brother, Herbert Cantrell, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Jean Cantrell of Smithville. Three children, Jada, Stefan, and Kyle Cantrell all of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Delena and Sayla Cantrell. Two sisters, Bessie Delene Webb of Smithville and Mary Priest of Crossville. Several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Hoyte Hale of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Adelyn Jackson

Mar 7 2008

79 year old Adelyn Jackson of Brush Creek died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hickman Baptist Church. Donald Elmore and Robert Dewitt Agee will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. The Jackson family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at the Hickman Baptist Church from 12:30 p.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Marily and James Gorski of Murfreesboro and Elaine and Charles "Bud" Inman of Brush Creek. Four grandsons, Joshua and Brandi Morgan of Fort Lewis, Washington; Jonathan Morgan of Murfreesboro; Chris and Leann Inman of Riddleton; and Brent Inman of Cookeville. Great grandchildren, Briona Inman and Drew Inman. Step great grandchildren, Hali Woodard and Hunter Woodard. Two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry Ford and Lillia Mae Thomas of Columbia and Lewis Carol and Mary Lou Thomas of Pennsylvania. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Karl Lee Gothard

Mar 7 2008

74 year old Karl Lee Gothard of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was retired from the L & N Railroad and he ran a cattle operation for many years. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and the Tennessee Limousine Association. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, W.L. "Lee" and Athon Taylor Gothard and two sisters, Sarah Frances Chamberlain and Georgia Johns. Survivors include a son, Randy and his wife Joy Gothard of Cookeville. Two daughters, Martha Jane Partridge of Lebanon and Sarah Smith of Brentwood. Six grandchildren, Brittany Gothard of Kodak, Adam Gothard of Cookeville, Matthew Beard of Lebanon, John and Luke Partridge of Lebanon, and Abby Smith of Brentwood. One brother, Walter Gothard of Nashville. Two sisters, Alice McClairy of Nashville and Lillian Rice of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that all donations please be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church building fund, in lieu of flowers.

Virginia Bland Patton

Mar 7 2008

84 year old Virginia Bland Patton of Knoxville and formerly of Watertown died Wednesday at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville. Born in Watertown, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Dr. Paul Rader will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Wilson Patton and parents, Clark and Virgie Hubbard Bland. Survivors include a son, Perry and his wife Dorothy Patton of Nashville. Three daughters, Sharon and her husband Raymond McCord of Knoxville, Marilyn and her husband Mark Willoughby of Alexandria, and Celeste and her husband John Whaley of Knoxville. A sister, Joyce and her husband Neil Lokey of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Charlie and Sarah Patton, Terrie Patton Johnson, Amanda Corley, Rachel Patton McCord, Andrew Whaley, Brittany Willoughby, and Luke Willoughby. Great grandchildren, Rocky Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Summer Patton, and Conner Patton. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Harrison Lee Hale

Mar 7 2008

54 year old Harrison Lee Hale of Lafayette died Thursday at the University Medical Center in Lebanon. Born in Murfreesboro, Hale was a Chef and a member of the Gladeville Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Robert McFarland will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time. He was preceded in death by his parents, Selmer and Dorothy Carter Hale. Survivors include a companion, Melissa Wright of Lafayette. Two sons, Daniel and Timothy Hale. Two brothers, James Hale of Rockvale and Dewey Hale of Murfreesboro. Three aunts, Bea and her husband Kenneth Christian of Watertown, Lucille Ferrell of Alexandria, and Dellia Mae and her husband Richard Poston of Smithville. An uncle, L.W. Hale of Alexandria. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Ione Spencer Calhoun

Mar 5 2008

94 year old Ione Spencer Calhoun of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a teacher for 40 years with the DeKalb County School System, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Smithville Businesses and Professional Women's Club, and a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Sarah Foutch Spencer; three brothers, Willie Jewel, Dewey, and Rhenix Spencer; three sisters, Sally Elledge, Pauline Taylor, and Beuna Vaughn. Survivors include one daughter, Lynn Rooker of Murfreesboro. One grandson, Stephen Ashburn of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church building fund, in lieu of flowers.

Bessie Lola (Thompson) Smith

Mar 4 2008

87 year old Bessie Lola (Thompson) Smith of Cookeville died Monday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville. Charles Jones and James Eidson will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three brothers, Freeman, Sherman, and Clifton Thompson; two sisters, Veechel Stringfellow and Mary Lou Katong; and two sons-in-law, Bobby Huffines and Johnny Harris. She is survived by five daughters, Mary N. Huffines of Cookeville, Betty Ann Harris and Linda R. Cronk of Gallatin, Myrl S. Dyer of Cookeville, and Hazel Jean Greenwood of Gainesboro. Two sons, Robert Morris Smith of North Highland, California and Raymond Carl Smith of Cookeville. Five sisters, Trudy Zilphia Barlow of Cookeville, Norma Jean Smith of Gainesboro, Ruby Smith of Cookeville, Villa Maxwell of Hillham, and Marcella Lancaster of Livingston. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other friends and relatives. Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Laney Delaine Knowles

Mar 3 2008

65 year old Laney Delaine Knowles of Smithville died Sunday evening at White County Hospital. He was a member of the Mount Herman Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Violet will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Aaron and Mary Frances Cantrell Knowles; a sister, Judy Carr; and a brother, Eddie Knowles. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Underwood of Smithville and Cynthia Carter of Texas. Five grandchildren, Alicia and Matthew Foster and Payton France of Smithville, Dustin Hale and Josh Carter of Texas, and two brothers, Danny and Rick Knowles of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Imogene Cantrell Crook

Mar 3 2008

69 year old Imogene Cantrell Crook of Liberty died Sunday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gentry and Velvo Arnold Cantrell; her husband, Charles William Crook; three brothers, Thomas, Albert, and Eddie Cantrell; and two sisters, Freda Hobbs and Dorothy Cantrell. Survivors include three sons, Wayne and his wife Darnell Crook of Smithville, Billy and his wife Diane Crook, and Ronald and his wife Kay Crook all of Liberty. One daughter, Melissa Reyes of Liberty. Eleven grandchildren, Chris Crook of Cookeville, Bradley, Darrell, Tonya, and Emily Crook all of Smithville, Dakota Ortega, Storm, Xzyver, and Kiara Reyes, Brittni Fisk, and Lindsay Crook all of Liberty. Three great grandchildren. Four sisters, Christine Todd of California, Omega Sue Sanders,Cleta Horn of Smithville, and Betty Ann Vanzina of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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