Obituaries

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.

Jo Ann Parton Hancock

Oct 11 2007

71 year old Jo Ann Parton Hancock of Gassaway Road, Woodbury and a native of Cannon County, died Wednesday of a short illness at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She was owner of Woodbury Insurance Agency, a member of the Gassaway Church of Christ, and the Woodbury Lions Club. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gassaway Church of Christ. Weldon Parkinson and John Barker will officiate and burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday until 9:00 p.m. and Friday until noon at Woodbury Funeral Home. The body will be at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. She is survived by her husband of 53 years James Hancock of Gassaway. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Deborah Hancock of Smithville and Gary and Jama Hancock of Smithville. Two brothers, Oscar Parton and J.L. and Lucille Parton all of Woodbury. Two sisters, Ellen Blanton of Nashville and Faye Burger of Woodbury. Four grandchildren, Travis and his wife Beth Hancock, Chris and his wife Lydia Hancock, Emily and her husband Erik Hughes, and Matthew and his wife Alex Hancock. Three great grandchildren, Katie, James, and Carter Hancock. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Gassaway Community Center, the Gassaway Church of Christ, or to the American Cancer Society.

Robert Carl Moffitt

Oct 10 2007

74 year old Robert Carl Moffitt of McMinnville died Tuesday of an extended illness at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was a U.S. Air Force Korean War Veteran and a self employed contractor and former owner of the Mount View Cemetery. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Mount View Cemetery. Military grave rites will be held. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. His parents were Frank B. Moffitt and Edna Hillis. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Christine Moffitt of McMinnville and two grandchildren, Micah and Kristan Moffitt of McMinnville. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnnie Lee Maynard Vanatta

Oct 5 2007

91 year old Ms. Johnnie Lee Maynard Vanatta of Smithville died Thursday at her residence of an extended illness. She was a homemaker, farmer, and a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Greg Mullis will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:30 p.m.. She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Vanatta; her parents, Andrew E. and Pearl Lee Stokes Maynard; children, George "Buddy" Vanatta and Nolen Barnett; step-children, Grady Alton Vanatta and Lois Bonner; grandchildren, Sandra Barnett and Nolan Barnett, Jr.; sisters, Melissa Hendrix and Lillie May Bain; and brothers, Cecil and Robert Maynard. She is survived by a step-son, Aubry Vanatta of Smithville. Special daughter-in-law, Flonnie Vanatta of Smithville. Grandchildren, Melinda Vanatta-Davis of Smithville, Helen Caldwell of Smithville, Jimmy Barnett of Nashville, Debbie Barnett of Mount Juliet, Teresa Barnett of Smithville, and Chris Barnett of Centerville. Several step-grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Oreata Wilene Rowland

Oct 3 2007

93 year old Oreata Wilene Rowland of Alexandria died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Lower Helton Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Barry Whitaker and Frank Randolph will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ephriam and Claris Allen Cope; her husband, Robbie Rowland; and a daughter, Melinda Ann Rowland. Survivors include a son, Robbie "Donnie" and his wife Annette Rowland of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Andrea and her husband Shad Henderson of Holiday, Florida, Daniel and his wife Mai Rowland of Newport Richey, Florida, Jason Harris of Shelbyville, and Casey Rowland of Liberty. Two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Harvey Odell Driver

Oct 3 2007

94 year old Harvey Odell Driver of Alexandria died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a farmer, a Methodist, and a DeKalb County native. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Versia Scott Driver; a brother, Dawson Driver; and sisters, Lelia Mae Driver, Exum Chapman, and Beulah Malone. Survivors include his wife of 72 years Gladys Curtis Driver. A daughter, Margie Leette and her husband Howard Richardson of Milton. Grandchildren, Kimberly and her husband Clint Harper of Virginia, Sharon and her husband Mark Hunter of Texas, and Mike Richardson of Milton. Great grandchildren, Derrick Harper of Virginia, Adam, Justin, and Olivia Komondosky, and Jade Hunter; a sister, Bessie Spencer of Dowelltown and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Letha Mandy Peters

Oct 1 2007

87 year old Letha Mandy Peters of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Faith Tabernacle. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jerry Braswell and Dwayne Cornelius will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Peters; her parents; two sons, Daniel Peters and William Manning; a daughter, Joyce Ann; two sisters, Ruby Summers and Louise Shehane; and two brothers, L.P. and Joe Pedigo. Survivors include four daughters, Amanda Hamilton of Smithville, Linda and her husband Clarence Standridge of Smithville, Elouise Powell of Florida, and Peggy and her husband Donald Minnear of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, Regina Coley of Florida, Wondell Bolden of Kentucky, Karen Stelmach of Brentwood, Peggy Leonard of Columbia, Eugene Minnear, Tammy Quistgard, Joey Minnear, Ginger Standridge, and Richard Standridge all of Smithville, Renee Hobbs of Beersheeba, and David Smith and Mark Smith both of Morrison. Twenty four great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren. Four sisters, Polly Grace of McMinnville, Geraldean and her husband Lee Nave, and Mable Waggoner all of Smithville, and Ella Miller of Chattanooga. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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