Obituaries

Ethel Martin Vanatta

Oct 27 2007

94 year old Mrs. Ethel Martin Vanatta of Woodbury and a long time resident of Alexandria and widow of Dolphin Vanatta, died Friday at the Woodbury Nursing Center. The body is at Woodbury Funeral Home where the funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Thurman Seber and Dr. Richard Bray will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. The Vanatta family will receive friends at the Woodbury Funeral Home on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. She is survived by three nieces, Martha K. Taylor of Woodbury, Betty S. and her husband Ronald West of Woodbury, and Nancy A. and her husband Ray Trail of Bradyville. A step-daughter, Etta Frances Bayne. A step-grandson, Vann Bayne. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Judy Lynn Hensley

Oct 26 2007

54 year old Judy Lynn Hensley of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Church of God. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of God. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. There will be visitation at the Smithville Church of God on Tuesday from noon until 5:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, J.D. Horton, Sr. Survivors include two daughters, Joelle and her husband Brandon Starnes and Jamie and her husband Toby Nokes and two sons, Darrell and Brandon Gurley all of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren. Her mother, Juanita Horton of North Carolina. Three sisters, Joy Brouckaert and Juanita Brown both of North Carolina, and Jill Cornwell of Idaho. Three brothers, J.D. Horton, Jr. of Smithville, Jack and Jeff Horton of Michigan. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with the funeral arrangements.

Charles Fredrick "Freddy" Martin

Oct 26 2007

52 year old Charles Fredrick "Freddy" Martin of McMinnville died Friday at River Park Hospital. He was a factory worker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Burns will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, James M. Martin and his wife, Margaret Peoples Martin. Survivors include two daughters, Kristy and her husband Jason Jones of Morrison and April and her husband Michael Farley of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Nicholas and Madison Farley; his mother, Joyce A. Martin of Chattanooga; and a sister, S. Kay Human of Chickamauga. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Ernest Gaddes

Oct 23 2007

46 year old James Ernest Gaddes of Watertown died Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Davidson County, a construction worker, and a member of the Jesus Loves You Tabernacle. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Family and friends will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Ray Gaddes and grandparents, Ernest and Myrtle Owen and Walther and Emma Gaddes. He is survived by his wife Melba Parsley Gaddes of Watertown. Two daughters, Kayla and Holly Gaddes of Watertown. His mother and step-father, Louise and Turney Shehane of Watertown. Sisters, Debbie and her husband Charles Martin of Watertown, Bobbie and her husband J.B. Hale of Alexandria, and Brenda and her husband, Paul Dorris of Watertown. A brother, Jackie Ray Gaddes of Alexandria. Uncles, Howard and his wife Roberta Gaddes of Watertown and Herschel and his wife Margaret Gaddes of Nashville. Nieces and nephews also survive along with special friend, Louie Simpson. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Gail Vilemont Milligan

Oct 23 2007

56 year old Gail Vilemont Milligan of Smithville and formerly of Mississippi died Tuesday at her residence. She was a Catholic, a retired restaurant owner, and a member of the Am Vets POST #101 and Smithville Ladies Auxiliary. The funeral will be Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Burial will be in the Gulf Coast Memorial Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Rona Vilemont. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth G. Milligan; a daughter, Bridget Gilmore and her husband Brian McIntosh of Waveland, Mississippi; a son, Charles Randy, Jr. and his wife Jennifer Gilmore of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; and grandchildren, Brianna Lynn Gilmore, Joseph Brook Gilmore, Katelynn Gilmore, and Gabrielle Gilmore. Step-daughters, Karen Milligan of Columbus, Ohio, and Robyn and her husband Ken Gilman of Southhaven, Mississippi. Step-grandchildren, Miranda Gilman and Molly Gilman, and a brother, Alvin Vilemont of Covington, Louisiana. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that all donations be made to the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, in lieu of flowers.

James E. Winchester, Jr.

Oct 22 2007

58 year old James E. Winchester, Jr. of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Smithville Church of God. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ernest, Sr. and Louise Raymond Winchester; a brother, Ricky Winchester; two sisters, Mary Sue Chapman and Helen Jeanette Winchester. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Winchester of Smithville. Three daughters, Michelle and her husband Tim Lord of Missouri, Jan Marie and her husband Greg Arnold of Woodbury, and Jennifer and her husband Kevin Agee of Smithville. Three sons, Jeff and his wife Meresa Winchester, Ernie and his wife Vanessa Winchester, and Jason and his wife Jennifer Winchester all of Smithville. Thirteen grandchildren and one uncle, T.R. Raymond of McMinnville, and special friend who was like a brother, Jerry Lee Cantrell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph Oliver Harrison I

Oct 17 2007

50 year old Joseph Oliver Harrison I of Smithville died Wednesday at Kindred Hospital in Nashville. He was an employee of Walmart of Smithville and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jerry Byrd will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be 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 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy Earl Harrison and Janet Ann Neff Harrison; and a sister, Carol Sneed. Survivors include his wife, Ellen Harrison. Three daughters, Lola and her husband Scott Rice, Leslie and her husband Timothy Hale and Jessica Harrison all of Smithville. Two sons, Joseph Harrison II and Luke Harrison both of Ohio. Three grandchildren, Vanessa Harrison, Patrick Rice, and Charisma Tinkham all of Smithville. Two brothers, Tom and his wife Cathy Harrison and Rob Harrison all of Indiana. Two sisters, Mary and her husband Wayne Everling and Ruth and her husband Tom Harris all of Indiana. His mother-in-law, Carolyn and her husband Bob Davis of Smithville. Several 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 Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses

Helen Victoria Prichard

Oct 17 2007

69 year old Helen Victoria Prichard of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a housewife and affiliated with the Protestant Church. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Shane Smith and Trent Colwell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Mary Kinder Albu; a daughter, Pamela Kay Prichard; a son, Norman Vincent Prichard; and a great grandchild, Austin Rose. Survivors include her husband, Walter Prichard of Smithville. Children, Connie and her husband Chris Jolley of Smithville, Judy Rose of Lebanon, Charles Prichard of Florida, and Grady Prichard of Smithville. Grandchildren, David Wayne Barker, April Cutliff, Jean Dimas, Vicki Miranda, Sabrena Rose, Shawn Rose, and Samantha Rhodes. Eleven great grandchildren. One sister, Bertha Moore of Smithville and numerous nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Lazarus House Hospice.

William Hale, Jr.

Oct 15 2007

82 year old William Hale, Jr of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Carden will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs 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 at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Ervin Hale; his father, William Overton Hale Sr.; sisters, Hallie Cassity, Prudie Pinegar, Julie Gregory, Ruby Ledox, Ruth Walls, and Barbara Billings.; and brothers, Charlie and Howard Hale. Survivors include his wife, Opal Hale of Smithville; sisters, Evelyn Taylor and Martha Bloom of Smithville; special hunting friends Jake Helem, Keith Kanard, and Herbie and Matthew Leftwich; and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Mount Herman Baptist Church.

Clarence Wayne Ray

Oct 15 2007

66 year old Clarence Wayne Ray of Smithville died Sunday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ and retired from A.O. Smith. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Ricky Arnold, Malcolm Turner, and David Greene will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Bill and Earlene Prater Ray and a brother, Calvin Ray. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Ray of Smithville. A brother, Paul and his wife Christine Ray of McMinnville. A sister,Juanita and her husband Bob Cantrell of Morrison. Special nephew, Jeff Cantrell of Morrison. Niece, Melody and her husband Wayne Hackett of Mount Juliet. Nephews, Lynn and his wife Marla Cantrell, Greg and his wife Nancy Ray, Terry and his wife Pam Ray, and Timmy Ray. Special friends, Ronnie and Patsy Greene, Paul and Anna Parker, Robert and Faye Kirby, Clifford and Virgie Walker, Malcolm and Helen Turner, Curtis Duncan, and William Harris. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Multi-County Support Network for cancer treatment patients, in lieu of flowers.

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