Obituaries

Ruth Parker

Jan 14 2011

82 year old Ruth Parker of Liberty died Friday at her residence. She was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. Parker was also a retired shirt factory worker, having worked 30 years. She also worked with the Liberty Senior Citizens for 15 years. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Matt Long will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 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, Onis and Onie May Crook Driver; a son, Larry Martin; and a sister, Robbie Summers. Survivors include a daughter, Judy and husband Gary Mathis of Liberty. A daughter-in-law, Connie Martin of Liberty. Grandchildren, Kim Cox, Barry Martin, Jenny and husband Ritchie Bennett, and Tasha and husband Frank Figgins. Nine great grandchildren, Kayla and husband Chad Harvey, Brittney and Kristen Campbell, Samantha Sircy, Taylor Martin, Lance League, Madison Figgins, Morgan Clark, and Labrice Figgins. Two brothers, J.C. Driver of Liberty and Darry and wife Susan Driver of Dowelltown. One sister, Georgia Fish of McMinnville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry D. Bain

Jan 13 2011

60 year old Jerry D. Bain of Smithville died Thursday morning at his residence. Bain was a Pentecostal and employed by Home Roofing Company. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Buford Bain, Jerry Braswell, and Glenn Chapman will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Bain was preceded in death by his parents, Buddy and Esta Mai Davis Bain; brothers, Turney and Junior Bain; sisters, Rachel Taylor, Henrietta Estes; and an infant brother, James Bain and infant sister, Trudy Bain. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Bain of Smithville. Children, Darlene Bain and companion Greg Driver, Donald and wife Lisa Bain, and Phillip and wife Jamie Bain all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Wesley and Tyler England, and Nathaniel and Benjamin Bain. Step-granddaughter, Amanda and husband Timmy Proctor. Step-great grandchildren, Clayton, Hannah, and Hunter Proctor. Sisters, Carol and husband Jerry Braswell of McMinnville and Shirley and husband James Hale of Liberty. Brother, David and wife Sandra Bain of Smithville. Many nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Billy E. Ferrell

Jan 12 2011

79 year old Billy E. Ferrell of Smithville and formerly of Red Boiling Springs and Carthage, died Tuesday evening at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs. The funeral service will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment will follow in the Thomas Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin Thursday at 12 noon until 8 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. until service time. The family requests memorials be made to the Thomas Cemetery. You may make these memorials thru the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Raby Ferrell of Smithville. Sons and daughters-in-law, Chris & Shelia Ferrell of Carthage and Phillip & Lesley Ferrell. Granddaughters, Lyndsey, Makenzie and Kendall Ferrell all of Murfreesboro and Logen Ferrell of Carthage. A grandson, Lucas Ferrell of Carthage. A sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Bill Gagnon of Aiken, South Carolina Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs is in charge of the arrangements.

Inez Young Love

Jan 10 2011

94 year old Inez Young Love of Smithville died Monday at her home. She was born on October 5th, 1916 in Smithville to the late William Henry and Flossie Parsley Young. She was married to the late Van Everett Love on January 1st, 1938 for 45 years. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter,Judy Carolyn Maxwell; three sisters, Stella Smithson, Trudie Patterson, and Evelyn Love Ervin; and one brother, Jack Young. Love was a devout Christian and a life-long member of the United Pentecostal Church where she taught the ladies Bible Study Class for many years. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and John Christian, Jr. of Greenville, Texas and Treva and husband Stanley Hunt of Hendersonville. Six grandchildren, Michael and wife Jodie Hunt of Tennessee, Lisa Christian of Texas, Todd Maxwell of Tennessee, John, III and wife Melanie Christian of Texas, Gary Hunt of Tennessee, and Scott Maxwell of Alabama. Seven great grandchildren, Tye Hunt of Kentucky, Lauren Hunter of Tennessee, Garrett Hunt of Tennessee, Anthony Maxwell of Alabama, Ashley Maxwell of Alabama, Rebecca Christian of Texas, and Cameron Christian of Texas. Three great great grandchildren, Aston Maxwell of Alabama, Brayden Hunter of Tennessee, and Bryson Hunter of Tennessee. She is also survived by a sister, Henrietta Hale of Smithville. Three sisters-in-law, Peggy Young of McMinnville, Betty Bailiff of Smithville, and Kate Love Lowhorn of Michigan and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the New Life United Pentecostal Church. Dwayne Cornelius and Dan Stirnemann will officiate and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. at the New Life United Pentecostal Church. The family would like to express their gratitude to Amy, Kim, and April of Gentivia Hospice of Cookeville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Herman Chapman

Jan 8 2011

73 year old Willie Herman Chapman of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired nurseryman. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Shannon Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00a.m.until the service at 1:00p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Janette Chapman; his father, Chester Chapman; and a grandson, William Michael Murphy. Survivors include a daughter, Drenda Murphy and companion Basil Foutch of Smithville. A son, Roger and his wife Leeta Chapman of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Veronica Atnip of Smithville, Stephanie and Brian Leist of Smithville, and Christie Chapman of Jackson County. Three great grandchildren, Christian Atnip, Alexis Atnip, and Savanna Murphy of Smithville. His mother, Christine Chapman. Special companion, Carol Stanley of Smithville. A brother, Roy Lee and wife Teresa Chapman of Smithville. Two sisters, Macon Hale of Smithville and Pauline and husband Danny Green of Smithville. One special niece, Amanda Neal of Smithville. Special companion's family, Dana Judkins and family, Terrie Kilgore family, Steve Valentine, and Tony Valentine. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

L.D. "Bunt" Murphy

Jan 7 2011

79 year old L.D. "Bunt" Murphy of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a retired nurseryman. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Brian Armstrong will officiate and burial will be in the Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Murphy was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Agnes Pack Murphy; four brothers, B.L., Robert "Red", George Haston and L.C. Murphy; and six sisters, Ailene Bandy, Wilma Farris, Oma, Anita Pauline, Gertrude, and Bertha Murphy. Survivors include his wife, Litta Prater Murphy. Two sons, D.L. and wife Diane Murphy and Jason and wife Sarah Murphy. Grandchildren, Eddie, Bridget, Tammy, David, Jeff, Taledia, Noah, and Arick Murphy. Eight great grandchildren, Daniel, Josh, Emily, Adam, Brianna, Bryan Austin, Chassidy, and Brooklyn Murphy all of McMinnville. One sister, Lula Mae "Delica" Stevens of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Cobble

Jan 6 2011

66 year old Larry Cobble of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired roofer and a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Walker Cobble; wife, Rose Turner Cobble; a daughter, Angel Mae Cobble; and a brother, James Cobble. Survivors include his father, Emmit Cobble and two daughters, Keisha Farless and Amanda Cobble. Two grandchildren, Johnny and Montana Farless. A brother, Billy Cobble. Two sisters, Mary Smith and Kim McCowan. Three sisters-in-law, Ruby Parsley and Evalena Redmon all of Smithville, and Helen and husband Malcolm Turner of McMinnville. Brother-in-law, John and wife Reba Turner of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Price Edwin Harrison, Jr

Jan 6 2011

77 year old Price Edwin Harrison, Jr. died suddenly at home on Tuesday.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Price Edwin Harrison, Sr. and Ella McKnight Harrison. Price is survived by his brother James T. Harrison and wife Peggy; two sons, Price Edwin Harrison, III and wife Stacy Davis Harrison and Mark Michael Harrison; and daughter, Hart Harrison, all of Nashville.

He grew up in Murfreesboro. As a young man he spent summers in Alaska working on the railroad. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, continued his advanced studies at Rice Uni¬versity, and then attended Boston University where he earned a PhD in Health and Physical Educa¬tion. Following graduation, he spent 20 years as a professor at Middle Tennessee State University. He raised purebred Angus cattle and founded "Angus News", a trade newspaper, which he published for 40 years. He was a devoted member of Buckner's Chapel United Methodist, Smithville.

Visitation will be held at Jennings and Ayers Chapel on Saturday from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm until service time at 2:00pm.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2:00pm at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The MTSU Foundation, P.O. Box 109, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, in honor of Price E. Harrison, Jr.

L.W. Neal

Jan 6 2011

67 year old L.W. Neal of Smithville died Thursday at his home. He was a retired carpenter. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Matt Walls will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Neal was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lillian Hale Neal; one sister, Bobbie Jean Houk; and one grandchild, Ceanna Barnwell. He is survived by two daughters, Angelia and her husband Albert West of Alexandria and Sharron Barnwell of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Andrew West of Alexandria, Justin and Mariah West of Carthage, Alexis, Emily, and Arianna Barnwell of Smithville. One great grandchild, Makiah West of Carthage. One brother, Doug and his wife Kathy Neal and four sisters, Loretta and husband Calvin Bain, Patricia and husband Chester Sanders, Elaine McGuire, and Linda Faye Gentry all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

John Donald "Don" Smith

Jan 4 2011

71 year old John Donald "Don" Smith of Cedar Key, Florida died Saturday. He was born in DeKalb County, the son of the late Frank and Irene Scott Smith. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1963, during the Cuban Missle Crisis. Smith was also co-owner of Volunteer Machine and Tool, founder and former CEO of TN Metal Works, President of TN Solar Energy, founder and CEO of Trutrac Painting and Sandblasting of Nashville, and he was the current owner of Cedar Key Marina in Cedar Key, Florida. He attended Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key, Florida. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Catharine Regen will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday after 11:00 a.m. at Avant Funeral Home. Smith is survived by his wife, Janeice Marshall Smith of Cedar Key, Florida. Two children, Gregory Shane and wife Melissa Smith of Nashville, and Ashley and husband Brandon Childs of Franklin. Five grandchildren, Ethan Smith, Brody Smith, Sophie Smith, Lucy Childs, and Beau Childs. Two brothers, Robert "Pete" Smith of Lebanon and Danny Smith of Lebanon. A sister, Janet Parrish of Madison. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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