Obituaries

J. Lee Hendrixson

May 12 2007

81 year old J. Lee Hendrixson of Liberty died Friday at his residence. He was a retired machinist at Powermatic and he worked at the Highway 56 garbage collection center for 12 years. Hendrixson was also a Mason and a member of the DeKalb Lodge #358. He was a member of the Dale Ridge Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Mike Gay will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Dewey and Georgia Athelene Spencer Hendrixson and a brother, G.D. Hendrixson. Survivors include his wife, Vella Parsley Hendrixson of Liberty. Two daughters, Barbara and her husband Kenneth Vanatta of Dowelltown and Faye and her husband Bobby Hall of Alexandria. Three grandchildren, Amy and her husband Mike Gay, Bethney and her husband Ronnie Vaught, and Bradley and his wife Lacy Hall. Four great grandchildren, Brandon and Gracie Gay and Kelsey and Hunter Vaught. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rita Martinelli

May 13 2007

82 year old Rita Martinelli of Manchester died Sunday at the Manchester Health Care Center. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, which are incomplete.

Rita Spencer Martinelli

May 14 2007

82 year old Rita Spencer Martinelli of Manchester died Saturday at the Manchester Health Care Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Mike Carpenter will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 1:40 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, David J. and Etta Atnip Spencer; her husband Charles Martinelli; two brothers, George B. and Truitt Spencer; four sisters, Inez and Louise Spencer, Vera Lewis, and Clydia Crowley. She is survived by a brother, James R. Spencer of Springfield. One sister, Vallie Larson of Texas, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edgar V. Early

May 15 2007

88 year old Edgar V. Early of Troy, Texas died Tuesday. The funeral will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Temple, Texas. Burial will follow at Robert?s Cemetery in Troy. Early served in the National Guard at Temple for several years and served in the Army during World War II, from 1943-1945, earning a bronze star and other numerous medals. Early married Catherine Libson Durango in 1942 and together they had three children: Arlin ?Butch? Early and wife, Gloria, of Mart, Texas; Linda Franklin and husband, Ben, of Smithville, Tennessee; and Sharron McMullen and husband, Michael, of Troy; Grandchildren: Michael McMullen and wife, Sarah, of Magnolia, Texas; Misty Carol Franklin, of Smithville,; and Bobby, Dianna, Debbie, Dale, Tracy, Billy, James, Jeff and John Wright. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Thurman Hooper

May 14 2007

87 year old Thurman Hooper of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Health Care Center of Smithville. He was retired from the Carrier Corporation. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Hooper was preceded in death by his parents, Abb and Eliza Ashburn Hooper; his wife, Janie Hooper; a brother, Herman Hooper and a nephew, Jerry Lynn Sanders. Survivors include a sister, Violet and her husband Benton Sanders of Smithville. A brother, Lonnie and his wife Wilma Hooper of Kansas. Two nieces, Emogene and her husband Boyd Atnip of Smithville and Sandra and her husband Paul Turner of McMinnville. Two great nephews and two great great nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Brenda Colwell

May 15 2007

50 year old Brenda Colwell of Smithville died Tuesday morning at Baptist Hospital in Nashville of a short illness. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Complete arrangements and a list of survivors are to be announced.

Brenda Colwell

May 16 2007

50 year old Brenda Colwell of Smithville died Tuesday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was a member of the Lower Helton The Baptist Church and an employee of Nissan. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Barry Whiteaker and Frank Randolph will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.,Friday from 10:00 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. She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Schaub. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Tony Fuston of Smithville. A grandson, Trey Fuston of Smithville. Her mother and step-father, Jimmie Scaub and David Carter of Smithville. Sisters, Beverly and her husband Paul Starnes of Alexandria, Connie Hale of Watertown, Glenda Burchfield of Alexandria, and Linda Williams of Lebanon. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Inez Tubbs

May 18 2007

85 year old Inez Tubbs of Smithville died Thursday night at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Inez Tubbs

May 18 2007

Inez Tubbs age 85 of Smithville died Thursday May 17th at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be Sunday starting at 1:00pm until service time at 2:00pm. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:00pm at Love Cantrell Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Burnes Lyons will officiate.
Interment will follow the funeral at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Ms. Tubb was preceded in death by her parents: Charles & Mittie Lee Everette Johnson and Husband William C. Tubbs, Sr. Survivors include 4 sons: Billy Jackson Tubbs of Nashville; Bobby Tubbs of Old Hickory; William Tubbs, Jr. of Cookeville and Walter Kenneth Tubbs of Murfreesboro. 5 daughters: Joann Worthington of Sparta; Annette Evans of Dowelltown; Connie Leftwitch of Sparta; Shirley Rutland of Nashville; and Wanda Tubbs of Smithville. 27 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; & 5 great great grandchildren. 1 brother: Thomas B. Tubbs of Nashville; 1 sister-inlaw: Inez Moore of Alexandria and a host of neices and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Inez Tubbs

May 18 2007

85 year old Inez Tubbs of Smithville died Thursday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burnes Lyons will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Mittie Lee Everette Johnson and her husband, William C. Tubbs, Sr. Survivors include four sons, Billy Jackson Tubbs of Nashville, Bobby Tubbs of Old Hickory, William Tubbs, Jr. of Cookeville, and Walter Kenneth Tubbs of Murfreesboro. Five daughters, Joann Worthington of Sparta, Annette Evans of Dowelltown, Connie Leftwich of Sparta, Shirley Rutland of Nashville, and Wanda Tubbs of Smithville. Twenty seven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. One brother, Thomas B. Tubbs of Nashville, One sister-in-law, Inez Moore of Alexandria and many nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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