Obituaries

Robert O'Neal Farish

Jun 2 2010

97 year old Robert O'Neal Farish died Monday at the Webb House Retirement Center. He was born in Neshoba County, Mississippi.

Farish was retired from Louisville Public Schools as Director of Maintenance. He was also the former owner of Robert O. Farish Plumbing & Electric which was a Plumbing, Electrical, and Air Conditioning Firm. He also owned and operated a retail appliance store.

After retirement, he started a photography business, and he photographed in excess of 850 weddings.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Miller Farish & Lura E. Hickman Farish of Noxapater, Mississippi, one sister Ruth Farish Wilson of Lewisburg, Tennessee; and his grandson, Robert Tyler Miller Farish of Owasso, Oklahoma.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Bane Farish of Smithville; daughter Faye Iverlett and husband Spencer of Smithville; one son Wayne Farish and wife Helen Ruth of Owasso, Oklahoma; a grandson Neal Iverlett and wife Jennifer of Murfreesboro; granddaughter Kim Dykes and husband Wayne of Owasso, Oklahoma; great grandchildren, Briley and Brennan Iverlett of Murfreesboro; Aubrey, Ben, and Sammy Dykes of Owasso, Oklahoma; sisters Agnes Bridges of Louisville, Mississippi and Sybil Cotton of Kennewick, Washington

He was a long time member of Noxapater Baptist Church. He was a former member and Deacon of Union Ridge Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 5th, at 11:00 a.m. until the funeral services at 3:30 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, Mississippi. Burial will be at Union Ridge Cemetery near Noxapater, Mississippi.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Union Ridge Cemetery Fence Fund. Memorials may be mailed to Jamie Clark, 1769 Johnson 5 Road, Noxapater, Mississippi 39346 marked in honor of Robert O. Farish.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Brenda Faye Cripps

Jun 1 2010

64 year old Brenda Faye Cripps of Smithville died Monday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the The Baptist Tabernacle Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Garry McBride will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Omar and Ethel Reeder Chapman; and a brother, Eugene Chapman. Survivors include her husband, Gene Cripps; a daughter, Michelle and husband David Burklow; a son, Patrick and wife Amy Cripps; Two grandchildren, Callie and Zoe Potter Cripps; and a sister, Linda and her husband Boyd Trapp all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Jacob Reneau

May 30 2010

87 year old John Jacob Reneau of Smithville died Saturday at the Lifecare Center in Crossville. He was a retired minister and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Fountain Run Funeral Home in Fountain Run, Kentucky. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Home Cemetery in Fountain Run, Kentucky. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wives, May Reneau and Mildred Evans Reneau. Survivors include a son, Bruce Reneau of Kentucky. A daughter, Wanda Ellward of Kentucky. A step-daughter, Jean Clendenon of Smithville. A step-son, Dean Adcock of Smithville. A sister-in-law, Tootie Reneau of Kentucky. Granddaughter, Shalamar Reneau of Smithville. Fountain Run Funeral Home in Fountain Run, Kentucky is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Georgia Lee Pack

May 30 2010

78 year old Georgia Lee Pack of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired custodian at the Smithville Elementary School and a member of the Smithville Church of the Nazarene. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Trent Colwell will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Julie Risner Myers and five brothers and sisters. Survivors include her husband, Woodrow Pack of Smithville. Four daughters, Janie Pack Bundy and husband Alton, Brenda and husband Jim Shields, Lee Ann and husband Jerry Waggoner all of Smithville, and Shannon and husband Mike Adamson of McMinnville. One son, Jerry W. and wife Regina Pack of McMinnville. Eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. Four sisters, Clema Grace Smith of McMinnville, Julia Mae Elledge of Viola, and Minnie Frances and Oma Lee Meyers both of Altamont. Four brothers, Chester and Cebert Meyers of McMinnville and Gene and Charles Coppinger of Altamont. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, The family requests that donations be made to the Smithville Church of the Nazarene in lieu of flowers.

Wilodean Edna Rose

May 29 2010

78 year old Wilodean Edna Rose of Smithville died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. She was a Methodist and a waitress at the Candleglow Restaurant. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Emma Rose. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Clifton Rose of Smithville. Five sons, Larry Lefew of Jamestown, Bill Rose, Randall Rose, and Alvin Rose all of Cookeville, and Thomas Rose of Alexandria. Five daughters, Gail Sherman, Lynn Hall, and Carol Poole all of Cookeville, Judy Rose and Brenda Terry both of Smyrna. Five brothers, Bob Allred of LaVergne, Bernard Allred of Cookeville, Jim Allred and Howard Allred of Jamestown, and Hoyte Allred of Crossville. Seventeen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Christopher Neal Barnes

May 27 2010

50 year old Christopher Neal Barnes of Lebanon died Monday. He was a masonry/bricklayer. A graveside service and burial will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at which time the family will depart for the cemetery. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Barnes and his grandmother, Alma Barnes. Survivors include children, Tiffany and husband Rodney Conatser of Sparta and Trent Barnes of Smithville. Grandchildren, Cameron, Chloie, Caleb, Charley, Paityn, and Addison; and mother, Brenda Barnes of Texas. Two brothers, Greg and Bobby Barnes of Texas. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Minnie Davis Bratten

May 27 2010

93 year old Minnie Davis Bratten of Dowelltown died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Matthew Long, Charles Martin, Bobby Martin, and Erik Wineland will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Bessie Oakley Davis; a sister, Pauline Davis Martin; two brothers, Tom Davis and Paul Davis; and two nephews, Thomas Larry Martin and Bob Davis. Survivors include a nephew, Bobby Charles and wife Audrey Martin of Liberty. Nieces, Kay and husband Ed Grumbach of Virginia, Paula and husband Erik Wineland of Dowelltown. Sisters-in-law, Chase Davis of Dowelltown, Brenda Davis of Dowelltown. Two great nephews, Charles Martin of Clarksville and Terry Martin of Smithville. One great niece, Erin Lovin of Virginia. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Dowelltown United Methodist Church, in lieu of flowers.

James Thomas Hall, Sr

May 24 2010

67 year old James Thomas Hall, Sr. of Alexandria died Monday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a Wilson County native and a Master Carpenter and farmer. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Richard Buckner and Matthew Long will officiate and burial will be in the Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Sue Williams Hall; a son, James Thomas Hall, Jr.; parents, Joe Don and Bonnie Hall; and an infant sister, Roberta Hall. Survivors include children, Joe and wife Lory Hall of Watertown, Terry G. and wife Glenda Hall of Smithville, Tammy Hall of Alexandria, and Tina and husband Carlos Hamlet of Watertown. A daughter-in-law, Kathy Hall of Watertown. Grandchildren, Katrina Orrand, Amanda Hall, A.J. Hamlet, Mindy Mofield, T.J. Hall, Jimmy Hall, Gage Estes, and Molly Hall. Great grandchildren, Lincoln and Isabella Orrand. Brothers, J.D. and wife Becky Hall of Lebanon, Jerrell and wife Sherry Hall of Alexandria, and Bobby and wife Faye Hall of Alexandria. A sister, Betty Jean and husband Billy Malone of Dowelltown. A brother-in-law, Grant Williams of Temperance Hall. Nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Jo Ann Baker

May 23 2010

78 year old Jo Ann Baker of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church, a shirt factory worker, and a nurses aid. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Phil Tollett and Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Roy and Lu Ella Caplinger Trapp; a son, Lewis Vincent Foster; three brothers, Mason, Johnny, and Donald Trapp; and a sister, Oleta Duke. Survivors include her husband, Vincent L. Baker of Smithville. Four children, Donna Swain of Memphis, Angie Baker of Bartlett, Jeffery Baker and Jason Young Baker both of Murfreesboro. Six grandchildren.Three sisters, Lou Autrey Malone of Dowelltown, Peggy Agee of Smithville, and Judy Johnson of Liberty. One brother, Boyd Trapp of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Brenda Wilkerson

May 22 2010

61 year old Brenda Wilkerson of Brush Creek died Friday at her residence. She was born in Wilson County, the daughter of the late Mattie Lean Smallwood and Fred Anderson Grisham. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lorene Elmore; two brothers, Charles Grisham and Robert Grisham and a daughter Dana Michelle Reeder. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home, where the service will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Danny Sellars and Danny Tomlinson will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. The Wilkerson family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. Wilkerson is survived by her husband, Jackie Wilkerson of Brush Creek. Children, Ricky Hindsley of Brush Creek, Mike Hindsley of Alexandria, Dewayne Reeder of Alexandria, and Derrick Reeder of Brush Creek. Three sisters, Leavern and husband Tommy Garrison of Lebanon, Elizabeth and husband Tim Ferrell of Alexandria, and Sandy and husband Ricky Winfree of Alexandria. Three step-children, James and wife Sherry Wilkerson of Brush Creek, Danny and wife Janet Wilkerson of New Middleton and Christel and husband Ricky Hall of Carthage. Eight grandchildren and seven step grandchildren also survive. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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