Obituaries

Jessie Mae Davis

Aug 15 2009

83 year old Jessie Mae Davis of Hixson and formerly of Smithville died Friday at the Life Care Center of Red Bank, Chattanooga. She was a homemaker, member of the First Baptist Church, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. A graveside service will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Michael Hurst will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and at the graveside service Monday at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Era Self Hendrixson; husband, Joe W. Davis; brothers and their wives, Hobert and Lucille, Louis and Lucille, and J.D. and Lucille Hendrixson; a nephew, James Allen Hendrixson. Survivors include a daughter, Katherine and her husband William Faulk of Hixson. One granddaughter, Fran White of Hixson. One grandson, Todd and his wife Robin Faulk of Signal Mountain. A step-son, David and his wife Shelia Davis of Alabama. A step grandson, Lee Davis of Alabama. Four great grandchildren, Alex and Andy Faulk of Signal Mountain, and Meghan and Morghan White of Hixson. Three nieces, Frankie Hagan of Smithville, Delores Puckett of Lebanon, Gilda Hurst of Monteagle. Two nephews, Taft and Dewain Hendrixson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sam Morgan Love

Aug 15 2009

53 year old Sam Morgan Love of Smithville died Saturday at NHC. He was disabled. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Webb and Lucy Foutch will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Allie Ray Foster Love. He is survived by his father, Sam A. Love and special friend Debra Robinson. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Justin Potter Library, school libraries, or to the charity of your choice. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Louye Nixon Self

Aug 13 2009

The funeral for 75 year old Louye Nixon Self of Goodlettsville will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home,Hadley Chapel. Burial will be in Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be at Phillips-Robinson Hadley Chapel Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. She was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church in Old Hickory. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Aileen Nixon and a brother, Auburn Nixon. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, J.C. Self. A sister, Bobbie Fish and her husband Eldred Fish. A sister-in-law, Helen Nixon. Nephews, Ricky Nixon, Timmy Nixon, and Greg Fish. Nieces, Brenda Inglish and Linda Keith. The family requests that memorials be made, in lieu of flowers to Alive Hospice, 500 Hospital Drive, 2nd Floor, Madison, 37115. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Willie Atwood Cantrell

Aug 12 2009

92 year old Willie Atwood Cantrell of Smithville died Tuesday at Mount Juliet Health Care Center. He was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church in Old Hickory. Cantrell was a World War II U.S. Navy Veteran on the Destroyer USS Mahan, a member of the McWhirtersville Lodge #375 in Hermitage, and he was retired from Dupont in Old Hickory. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Anthony Pelham and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Elua Chisam Cantrell; parents, Roy Potter and Sarah Annie Lappin Cantrell; a sister, Tressa and her husband Ray Young; brothers, Lee H. Cantrell and his wife Ruby, Cleaburn Cantrell, and Hugh and his wife Ethel Cantrell. Survivors include daughters, Nancy Cantrell and husband Jack Redden of Hermitage, Jeane Carver and husband Rick Norvell of Nashville and Joanie Cantrell and husband Gary Breshears of Mount Juliet. Grandchildren, Ronald Todd Jackson, Cale Paxton Carver, Ellen Kate and husband Brad Dobner, and Leanna and Bailey Jackson. Sister, Helen and husband Herman Roller of Rock Island. Sister-in-law, Gladys Ray Cope of Smithville and Rubye Arnold Cantrell of Jacksonville, Florida. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gene Allen Morgan

Aug 12 2009

82 year old Gene Allen Morgan of Cookeville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Hospital. He was a retired tool and die manager and a member of the First Methodist Church of Cookeville. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Max Mayo will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from noon until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Opal Harrish Morgan and a brother, Richard Morgan. Survivors include his wife, Mary Snow Morgan of Cookeville. One son, Jeffery and wife Tracy Morgan of North Carolina. Two daughters, Monica and husband Steve Elam of Ohio and Marille Morgan of Florida. Three sisters, Nancy Compton, Caroline Melvin, and Jannie Huff all of Ohio. One brother, James Morgan of Ohio and nine grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Gray Roller

Aug 11 2009

81 year old Willie Gray Roller of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a housewife and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Robert Burns will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, George F. Roller; her parents, Allan and Molly Hill Mosley; a grandchild, Amber Adcock; great grandchildren, Josh Reece, Jeremy Richardson, Jr. and Brandy Martin; brothers, Bennie, Woodrow, Hill and Billy Ray Mosley; and a sister, Gertrude Collier. Survivors include seven sons, Johnny F. Roller of Smithville, George and wife Mary Roller of McMinnville, William Roller of Smithville, Richard and wife Rose Roller of Smithville, Michael and wife Peggy Roller of McMinnville, and Timothy and wife Kim Roller of Smithville, and Randy Roller of Nashville. Seven daughters, Dianne Malone of Smithville, Sylvia and husband Andy Black of Smithville, Virgie and husband Jimmy Hendrixson of Smithville, Barbara and husband Greg Jones of Smithville, Brenda Roller of Smithville, Kathy and husband Jake Adcock of Joelton, Melinda and husband Derrell Walker of Morrison. One brother, Joe Mosley of Alabama. Three sisters, Bobbie White of Alabama, Pauline Mosley of Alabama, and Virgil Ricketts of Indiana. Thirty two grandchildren, forty two great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Ralph Williams

Aug 10 2009

75 year old James Ralph Williams of Watertown died Sunday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Born in Smith County, Williams was a heavy equipment operator. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jimmy Atnip will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday prior to the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mattie Lena Bennett Williams. Survivors include his wife, Norma Geraldine Williams of Watertown. A son. Ricky Williams of Murfreesboro. Two daughters, Vicki Hughes of Madison and Janice Timbs of Lebanon. Grandchildren, Amanda Deakins and Tabitha Huddleston. Great grandchildren, Kayleigh and Jordon Deakins and Aundrea Huddleston. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

James "Lucky" Cantrell

Aug 10 2009

62 year old James "Lucky" Cantrell died Sunday at a residence in Smithville. He was a Baptist, carpenter, a U.S. Army and Vietnam Veteran, and a member of the National Rifle Association. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bobby Thompson, B.J. Thompson, and Ben Simpson will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Effie Pack Cantrell; brothers, Ray Cantrell and Hamp Cantrell, Jr.; a sister, Dorothy Hutchins; and his ex-wife Rita Cantrell. Survivors include his daughter, Amanda Tarango of Dowelltown. A step-son, Dewayne Greer of Crossville. Grandchildren, Sebastian, Alexandria, and Tristian Tarango. Brothers, Buster "Buck" and wife Brenda Cantrell of Woodbury, Floyd and wife Bonnie Cantrell of Smithville, and Larry and wife Anita Cantrell of Watertown. Sisters, Mildred Green of Dowelltown, Ruth and husband Rudolph Tabor of Crossville, and Betty and husband Billy Norris of Liberty. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. 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.

Rebecca Sue Wilkins

Aug 10 2009

63 year old Rebecca Sue Wilkins of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Mavis Smith Cook and Harold Cook; and her husband Lonnie Wilkins. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy Sue and Michael Roller of McMinnville. One son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Jan Wilkins of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Michael Roller of Lavergne, Jennifer Kirby of Crossville, Justin Parker of Statesville, Bethany Roller of Sparta, Jacob Roller of McMinnville, and Jordan Wilkins of Smithville. Three great grandchildren. One brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Ebby Cook of Indiana. One sister, Diana Deaton of Indiana. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carolyn Ann Young

Aug 8 2009

51 year old Carolyn Ann Young of Woodbury died Friday at her residence. She was a Community Corrections Probation Officer and a member of the Dowelltown Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Wayne Malone will officiate and burial will be in the Gunter Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sarah and Hoyte Tramel; her husband, Michael Reed Young; and her father-in-law, Dallas Young. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Allison and Derek Fann of Woodbury. A son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Mandy Young of Woodbury. Her mother-in-law, Jennie Young of Woodbury. Three brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Sarah Tramel of Woodbury, Jerry and Carolyn Tramel of Smithville, and Eddie and Debbie Tramel of Alcoa. Two sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce Hendrixson of Dowelltown and Becky and Mike Nokes of Dowelltown. Two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jennifer and Ricky Nixon and Lisa and Timmy Nixon of Smithville. Thirteen nieces and nephews, and eight great nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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