Obituaries

Alton Morgan Cantrell

Dec 20 2010

84 year old Alton Morgan Cantrell of McMinnville died Sunday at his residence. He was a nurseryman and a farmer. Cantrell was also a Primitive Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Elder Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Bell Redmon Cantrell; parents, John and Oma Young Cantrell; grandson, Donald Alton Baily; four brothers, Jay, Joe, Jewell, and Prentice Cantrell; and two sisters, Nancy Humphrey and Carmine Poss. Cantrell is survived by three daughters, Brenda Johnson and Jean Ann and husband Alan Paris all of McMinnville, and Rita and husband Patrick Ray of Morrison. Two sons, James and wife Carolyn Judkins and Ricky Judkins all of McMinnville. Ten grandchildren, Christy and Joseph Arnold of Smithville, Amy Ferrell, Jennifer Johnson, Billy Johnson, Ashley Baily, Nicole Judkins, Kendra Bailey, Nathan, Anna and Haley Judkins all of McMinnville. Eleven great grandchildren. Six brothers, Thaniel Cantrell of Smithville, Doyce Cantrell of Smithville, Elmus "Tot" and his wife Gladys Cantrell of Smithville, John and wife Nell Cantrell of McMinnville, Lewis and wife Wanda Cantrell of Smithville, and McClure and wife Pamela Cantrell of Smithville. Four sisters, Nell and husband Joe Fly of Nashville, Joan Haralson of Lebanon, Hilda and husband Floyd Corley of Tullahoma, and Janice and husband Johnny Martin of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Wilma Cantrell of Smithville and Frances Cantrell of Nashville. Special friend, Doug Davenport of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Christopher Paul Turner

Dec 20 2010

38 year old Christopher Paul Turner of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was a member of the Covenant Fellowship in Morrison. Turner was also a computer technician. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dean Northcutt and B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Turner was preceded in death by great grandparents, L.H. "Cottoner" and Percy Turner and John B. and Daisy Herman; grandmother, Mary Frances Turner; step-father, Gary Kitts; special cousins, T.J. Lewis; and great uncles, Bobby and Kenneth Herman and Jerry Reeder. He is survived by his parents, Joyce and Glenn Nixon of Smithville. Sisters, Jenny and husband Kevin Hall of Smithville. Lorie and husband Steve Rupp of Nashville and LeAnn and husband Matthew Maretti of Ooltewah. Grandfather and step-grandmother, Paul and Sandra Turner of McMinnville. Uncle and aunt, John and Terri Turner of McMinnville. Cousins, Lee Alan and John Adam Turner of McMinnville. Special friends, Shannon and Jason Ours of Murfreesboro. Nieces and nephews, Destiny, Kaitlyn, Leah, Lily, Lexie, R.J., Noah, and Jax. Great uncles and aunt, John and wife Becky Herman of Christiana, and Jack and wife Brenda Herman, and Kathy Reeder of Smithville A host of family and friends also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl M. Robinson

Dec 18 2010

82 year old Carl M. Robinson of Morrison died Friday of an extended illness. Robinson, born in DeKalb County, was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a farmer, and a retired employee of the A.E.D.C. He was also a member of the Allen's Chapel Methodist Church and a charter member of the Morrison Ruritan Club. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bascom Methodist Church. Stacy Cowan, Douglas Jacobs, and James Lester Hayes will officiate and burial will be in the Bascom cemetery in the Vervilla community. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. at the Bascom Methodist Church. Military grave rites will be conducted by the V.F.W. Post 5064 and the American Legion Post 173. Memorials by the Morrison Ruritan Club. Robinson was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Ethel Hullett Robinson; his wife, Jo Jacobs Robinson; a granddaughter, Ella Rose Robinson; brothers, Charles and Edward Robinson; sisters, Calysta Pedigo, Delia Foutch, and Lois Williams; sisters-in-law, Helen and Lucille Robinson; and brothers-in-law, Everette Pedigo, Louie Williams, and Tom Washer. Robinson is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Robinson of Nashville, Michael and Leela Robinson of Morrison, and Mitch and Stephanie Robinson of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Kalyn, Kaine, Rhyan, Seth, and Sam Robinson. Great grandchild, Kyler Robinson. A brother, Brisco Robinson of Cookeville. Three sisters and brothers-in-law, Omega Hayes of Smithville, Mary and Paul Parsley of Smithville, and Jo and Jesse Baker of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Marie Robinson of Smithville and Jacqueline Robinson of Smithville. Brother-in-law, James Foutch of Grand Rapids, Michigan and special friend, Boyd Atnip. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Rutha Taylor Adcock

Dec 17 2010

103 year old Rutha Taylor Adcock of Sparta died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at Taylors Providence Church and burial will follow in the Taylors Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Luna and her husband Roston of Sparta. A son, Jessie Adcock of Sparta. Grandchildren, Richard Adcock, Carl Young, Myron Adcock, Darrell Adcock, and Shannon Weaver. Great grandchildren, Heath Young, Jarred Young, and Mironica Franklin. Great great grandchildren, Gabreiana, Jackson, Eli, and Ella Young. Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Walter Wesley "Wally" Holmes

Dec 16 2010

74 year old Walter Wesley "Wally" Holmes of Liberty died Wednesday at Centennial Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a bus driver for entertainment. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jerry Driver will officiate and burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Norene. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Holmes was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Pauline Wagner Holmes; a sister, Rose Mary McElroy; and a nephew, Daniel Warders. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Holmes of Liberty. Sisters, Sandra Meyers of Baxter, Myrtle Edge of Indiana, and Mary Ruth of Gallatin. Nieces, Kristie and husband Drew McCardell of California, Ellen Warders of Arizona, Teresa Sloat, and Jennifer Jones both of Watertown. Nephews, Jamie Meyers of Baxter and Steven Ray and wife Aleta Phillips of Wyoming. Great nieces and great nephew, Courtney and Emily McCardell and Matthew Phillips. Sister-in-law, Sharon and husband James Brazier of Liberty and brother-in-law, Bill and wife Chris Warders of Arizona. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gabriel Dale Craig

Dec 14 2010

32 year old Gabriel Dale Craig of Smithville died Monday in McMinnville. He was a member of the New Town The Baptist Church. Craig was also disabled. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Frazier will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Craig was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert J. Turner and his father-in-law, Stanley Nunley. Craig is survived by his wife, Amy Craig of McMinnville. A daughter, Ayala Craig of McMinnville. Two step-daughters, Analee and Easton McCormick both of McMinnville. His mother, Janice Strange of Smithville. His father, Benny Dale Craig of Sparta. Maternal grandparents, Clarence and Martha Webb of Smithville. Brother, Joshua Craig of Nashville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses in lieu of flowers.

Bobby Underhill

Dec 14 2010

70 year old Bobby Underhill of Cookeville died Sunday at Vanderbilt Hospital. The funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time. Survivors include his wife Judy Underhill; a daughter, Kyla Aimone, and two brothers, Bratton and Eugene Underhill. Hooper- Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Amos Winters Phann, Sr.

Dec 11 2010

73 year old Amos Winters Phann, Sr. died Friday of an extended illness at NHC of Smithville. He was born in Gainesboro; a member of the Harmony Church of Christ in Jackson County; and a small engine mechanic. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Danny Parker will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harlin and Julia Hamlet Phann and a son, Winters Phann, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Sue Watts Phann of Smithville. Daughters, Kay and her husband Ronald Crook of Liberty and Melissa and husband Earley Rains of Woodbury. Seven grandchildren, Julie Phann, Matt Phann, Jessica Phann, Emily Fare, and Lindsay Miller, and Maranda Tenpenny and Jesse Rains. Two great grandchildren, Cassie Fair and Jayden Crook. Two sisters, Glenda Dawes of Smithville and Verbal Harris of Gainesboro. A brother, Charlie Phann of Smithville. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ravanell Judkins Driver

Dec 9 2010

80 year old Ravanell Judkins Driver of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church and the Senior Citizens Silver Sneakers. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl W. Driver; children, Steve and Eddy Driver; brothers, Troy and Glenn Judkins; and her parents, Ruth and Poper Lynam Judkins. Survivors include three daughters, Judy and husband Bratten "Butch" Cook of Smithville, Katrena and husband Mark Moore and Lesa Driver and Mike Givens all of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Eddy Glenn and wife Stephanie Driver, Megan, Bratten and Andrew Cook, and Corey and MacKenzie Moore. Great grandchildren, Ari Cook, Devin Cook, Bratten Cook IV, and Shelby Driver. A sister, Maudell Womack of McMinnville. Brothers, Bill and wife Billie Jean Judkins of Nashville and Tommy Judkins of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Wilma Judkins and Doris Judkins both of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Cheryl Ann Stralow

Dec 8 2010

65 year old Cheryl Ann Stralow of McMinnville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Dayspring Community Church and an office manager and controller. A memorial service will be Thursday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Dayspring Community Church. Rex Boles will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Ruth Paul Stull. She is survived by her husband of 26 3/4 years, Merle Stralow of McMinnville. Children, Christine Parr of McMinnville, Kelly and husband Ken Straws of Redding, California; Cynthia Berghofer of California, and Joel Stralow of Minnesota. Grandchildren, Nicole, Ashlin, Megan, Brian, and Cory. Great grandchildren, Calleigh and Melanie. Brothers, Larry and wife Norma Stull of California and Dan and wife Karen Stull of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Kidney Foundation, in lieu of flowers.

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