Obituaries

John Ralph Wood

Aug 12 2007

93 year old John Ralph Wood of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and a retired employee of the City of Smithville as a Water Plant Operator. A graveside service and burial will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Mark Bass will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Eugene and Sarah Emaline Southern Wood; two sisters; and a brother. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Wood of Smithville. One son, Jeff Wood of Mount Juliet, and a nephew, L.B. Wood of Poteau, Oklahoma. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Danny Lee Adcock

Aug 10 2007

56 year old Danny Lee Adcock of Smithville died Thursday at Centennial Medical Center. He was a disabled veteran, a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, a member of the VFW and Phoenix Jaycees's, and he attended the Real Life Community Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Don Davidson and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Vistation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Haston Adcock and a brother, Ronald Adcock. Survivors include sons, Matt and his wife Monica Adcock of Maricopa, Arizona and Anthony Adcock of Smithville. His mother, Rose Adcock of Smithville. Brothers, Gary Adcock of Smithville, Eddie and his wife Kim Adcock of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, and Kenny Adcock of Chandler, Arizona. Grandchildren, Eddie and Mackenzie Adcock. An uncle, Don Redmon of Smithville. An aunt, Jesse Milton of Beloit, Wisconsin. A niece, Holly and her husband Dale Bryant. Nephews, Jonathon, Kory, and Kyle Adcock. His ex-wife, Francis Matsco and many other family, friends, and loved ones. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kimberly Ann Roller

Aug 9 2007

37 year old Kimberly Ann Roller of Rock Island died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville from injuries received in an automobile accident. She was a secretary at Rocky River Stone. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Life United Pentecostal Church. Dewayne Cornelius will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Bud and Sandra Sue Sexton Eldridge. She is survived by a daughter, Samantha Roller of Smithville. One son, Dakota Nicholas of Rock Island. Four sisters, Vickie Ramsey and Linda Rowland of Detroit, Michigan, Ronda Roberts of Bay, Arkansas and Jacqueline Ginter of Taylor, Michigan. Two brothers, Joey Eldridge of Truman, Arkansas and Matthew Eldridge of Rose Hill, Virginia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lydia Mai Colwell

Aug 6 2007

89 year old Lydia Mai Colwell died Monday at NHC. She was a homemaker and a member of the Nash Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Adcock Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.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 husband, Toy Brown Colwell; her parents, Almer and Altie Massy Williams; three sons, James, Dallas, and Floyd Colwell; and a granddaughter, Crystal Gail Colwell. Survivors include six sons, John B. Colwell and Johnny and his wife Sharron Colwell all of Sparta; Daniel and his wife Joyce Colwell of McMinnville; Eugene Colwell; Willard and his wife Sally Colwell all of Smithville; and Lillard and his wife Sue Colwell of Rock Island. One daughter, Martha and her husband Edwin Moore of Sparta. Twenty four grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Earma Stover and Emer Stover both of Baxter. One brother, Carroll Williams of Baxter. One daughter-in-law, Peggy Colwell of Smithville. Love Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lee Alton Reeder

Aug 5 2007

50 year old Lee Alton Reeder of Smithville died Sunday at the residence at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was a Presbyterian. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Ben Farr will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. He is survived by two sons, Christopher and Wesley Reeder both of Florida. His mother, Shirley Fisher and his father, J. Alton Reeder both of Smithville. Two sisters, Marlann and her husband Jim Reynolds of Hermitage, Peggy and her husband Oscar Hendrix of Smithville. A brother, Joe Lane Reeder of Old Hickory. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Linda Joyce Spivey

Aug 4 2007

57 year old Linda Joyce Spivey of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a Baptist and a nurse at Riverpark Hospital in McMinnville. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Ivy Bluff Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Georgia Morgan Hale and a brother, David Thomas. Survivors include two sons, Clinton and Brad Spivey both of Smithville. Two granddaughters, Clarissa Spivey of Murfreesboro and Summer Spivey of Smithville. Three sisters, Baunita Wimbely of Woodbury, Brenda Tidrick of Wartrace, and Kathy Carlson of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that all donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral arrangements, in lieu of flowers.

Laura Elizabeth France

Aug 3 2007

26 year old Laura Elizabeth France of Alexandria died Thursday at her residence. France was born in El Salvador. She was a homemaker and a member of the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Lebanon. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Buford Bain will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be from noon until the service on Sunday. She is survived by her husband, Roy Allen France of Alexandria. A sister, Katherine Joy and her husband Shane Souders of Lebanon, and a nephew Owen Souders of Lebanon. Her parents are Joe and Janet Wagner. She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Wagner. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

James Paul Taylor

Aug 2 2007

84 year old James Paul Taylor of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a retired welder, and he attended the Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Weeks, Martha Wilks, and Dave Carden will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Martin and Movie Mason Yates Taylor; his first and second wives, Earlene Taylor and Roberta Taylor; sisters, Carnell Keith and Elizabeth Young; and a brother, Albert Taylor. Survivors include one son, James Larry Taylor of Hoover, Alabama. One granddaughter, Shannon Taylor. One step-grandson. Two brothers, Solon Taylor and Doyle Taylor of Smithville. Three sisters, Jo Parton of Smithville and Patty Trustee and Barbara Fuson both of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Annette Wilson Duke

Jul 30 2007

51 year old Betty Annette "Betty Boop" Wilson Duke died Sunday of an extended illness at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was a resident of Smithville and a Cannon County native. She was also a dietary aide at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury and a member of the Center Hill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Greg Mitchell will officiate and burial will be in the McMahan Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m; after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, and Wednesday until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her mother, Floy D. Wilson; a son, Jason Duke; and brothers, Charles and Jeffery "Mutt" Wilson. Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Duke of Spencer. Three grandchildren, Jason, Tyler, and Juan all of Cookeville. Four sisters, Faye Bedwell, Debbie Campbell, and Crystal Robinson all of Woodbury, and Emma Conatser of Smithville. Three brothers, Bobby Wilson of Woodbury, Wayne Wilson of Nashville, and Jimmy Wilson of McMinnville. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Darlene Crymes

Jul 30 2007

63 year old Darlene Crymes of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Frances Pirtle Taylor; a son, Mark Anthony Lawrence; and a sister, Oma Mai Tramel. Survivors include her husband, Billy Crymes of Smithville. A daughter, Louise and her husband Glenn Ferrell of Smithville. One son, Michael and his wife Rachel Lawrence of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Jennifer Pack, Rebecca Lawrence, Steven Lawrence, and Harley Lawrence all of Smithville. Five brothers, Grady and his wife Brenda Taylor, Louie and Nathan Taylor, Joe Lane Taylor, and James Robert Taylor all of Smithville, and Freddy Brown Taylor of McMinnville. 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 in memory of Ms. Crymes to help with funeral expenses.

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