Obituaries

Elsie Miller Krantz

Jan 11 2008

70 year old Elsie Miller Krantz of Nashville died Thursday. She was retired from American General Insurance Company and a member of the Northwood Baptist Church of Nashville. The body is at Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton where the funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Barry Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Joelton Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Novella Miller and brothers, Charlie and Thomas H. Miller II. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Marvis E. Krantz; sisters, Magdalene Keith and Eva J. Wright and numerous nieces and nephews. Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton is in charge of the arrangements.

A.P. Conger

Jan 11 2008

89 year old A.P. Conger of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired farmer, a U.S. Mail Carrier, and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in Town Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Otha Dell Conger of Smithville. Two sons, Hilton Conger of Smithville and John Conger of Nashville. Two daughters, Jane Depriest of Mississippi and Carol Buchannan of Alabama. Eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Smithville Day School, Justin Potter Library, or to the Katherine Conger Scholarship Fund.

Christopher Jason Stanley

Jan 9 2008

33 year old Christopher Jason Stanley of Dowelltown died Tuesday at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. He attended the Real Life Community Church and was a store manager of the Family Dollar in Woodbury. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Don Davidson and E.A. Colvin will officiate and burial will be in the Braswell Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Haskell and Lydia Braswell and his paternal grandparents, Claude and Ailene Stanley. He is survived by his children, William Anthony and Victoria Elaine Stanley of Crossville. His mother and step-father, Peggy and John Caldwell of Dowelltown. His father and step-mother, Howard and Brenda Stanley of Smithville. A sister, Donna and her husband Jerry Byrd of Dowelltown. An aunt, Robbie Johnson of Smithville. A niece, Heather and her husband Arnold Bean of Dowelltown. A nephew, Jeremy Byrd of Nashville. A great nephew, Aydan Bean. Special friends, Mark and Jill McSparren of Dowelltown, Carlon Mabe of Smithville, and Ronnie Ferrell of McMinnville, and Elsie Justice of Cookeville. A host of friends also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

J.B. Hale

Jan 9 2008

57 year old J.B. Hale of Alexandria died Wednesday at his residence. He was a DeKalb County native and a retired employee of Vought Aerostructures. Hale was also a member of the Friendship The Baptist Church at Rock Island, a graduate of Watertown High School, and he attended Cumberland University. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Roger Grisham and Steve Breedlove will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Thursday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brown and Christine Murphy Hale. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Hale; a son, Chad and his wife Melissa Hale and their two children of Smithville; a daughter, Amanda and her husband Kevin Grisham and their son of Lebanon; and two children, Stephanie Coffee and Aaron Hale by a previous marriage. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Louise Collins

Jan 7 2008

76 year old Mary Louise Collins of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. A memorial service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Theresa Powell; a brother, Carl Alton Powell; and a niece, Caroline Powell. Survivors include her husband, Joe M. Collins of Smithville. A daughter, Donna Ashburn of Smithville. A son, Kenny Hicks of Smithville. Two grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive along with two sisters, Peggy and her husband Van Revis of Clarksville and Linda and her husband Howard Hams of Clarksville. One brother, John Powell of Clarksville. Nine nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Saint Gregory's Catholic Church.

Hettie Louise King

Jan 7 2008

72 year old Hettie Louise King of Woodbury died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She worked at Lou's Upholstery and was a Pentecostal. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Thyatira Cemetery in Cannon County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Trannie King. Survivors include two daughters, Judy and her husband Joseph Rodriguez of Bradyville and Joyce and her husband Welsey Frazier of Smithville. One son, John Hatfield of McMinnville. Ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and two brothers, Tom King and Joe King both of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Chad Jonathon Reeder

Jan 5 2008

19 year old Chad Jonathon Reeder of Liberty died Friday in Cannon County. The funeral will be at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on Monday at 1:00 pm with Michael Farr officiating. Burial will be in the Blackford Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00pm until 9:00pm and Monday from 9:00am til time of service at 1:00pm. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ray Reeder. Survivors include his father, Donald Reeder of Liberty. His mother, Sharlet Carioscia of Alexandria. Two brothers, Nick Reeder of Alexandria and Joey Carioscia of McMinnville.His paternal grandmother, Bertie Ruth Reeder of Smithville. His maternal grandparents, Tim and Joann Bradford of Smithville. His great grandmother, Ruth Ward. Special girlfriend, Angel Farless. His is also survived by several aunts and uncles. The family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses in lieu of flowers.

Hubert Lee Whitworth

Jan 5 2008

94 year old Hubert Lee Whitworth of McMinnville died Friday at his daughter's residence. Born in Lincoln County, he was a retired head produce clerk with Kroger, a former McMinnville City Alderman, and a member of the Rolling Acres Brethren in Christ Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Rosie Calpurine Koonce Whitworth; his wife, Odie R'Della Whitworth; a daughter, Carolyn Mayfield; a son, Hubert Lynn Whitworth; brothers, Alton, Lester, J.W. and Curtis Whitworth; and a sister, Olivia Slayton. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Ralph Tucker, Ernest Weber, and William McCormick will officiate and burial will be in the Shellsford Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Hoyte Hale of Smithville and Linda and Ronnie Huff of McMinnville. Sons, Kenneth Whitworth of Decatur, Alabama and Jamie Whitworth of McMinnville. Sisters, Dora Slayton of Fayetteville, Elvaree and Clifford Holley of Lewisburg, and Nina Ruth and Max Walker of Jacksonville, Florida. Grandchildren, Dathan and Sarah Beth Hale of Johnson City, Angela and Billy Osment of Smithville, Amy Melton of McMinnville, Tina and Jeff Lassiter of McMinnville, Darrin and Ladonya Whitworth of Decatur, Alabama, and Selena Belew of Birmingham, Alabama. Great grandchildren, Jackub and Josef Osment, Aubriana Melton, Erika and Allen Betschart, EmiLee Grace Lassiter, Grayson and Destany Whitworth, and Tate and Avery Belew. Two foster great grandchildren, Anabel and Alondra Lassiter. Son-in-law, Waymon Mayfield of McMinnville and special friends, Sally Barker and Lisa Crowe. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carrie Inez Bass

Jan 4 2008

94 year old Carrie Inez Bass of Alexandria died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a nurse and a Methodist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Dowell Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Cora Bates Tubbs; her husband Rhome Bass; and a son, Charles David Bass. Survivors include a daughter, Billie McKinley of Carthage. Seven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gertie Lou Stephens

Jan 4 2008

96 year old Gertie Lou Stephens of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a retired shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hershel and Eller Braswell; her husband, Lucious Stephens; a son, Billy Brice Stephens; and a sister, Mable Braswell. She is survived by nephews, Donnie Lewis of Smithville, Mike Stephens of Chattanooga, and Mark Stephens of Knoxville. A niece, Gail Coll of Dallas Texas. A great nephew, Jimmy Lewis of Smithville. A great niece, Heather Kent of Murfreesboro and a sister-in-law, Marie Stephens of Chattanooga. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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