Obituaries

Archie Wright

Apr 18 2009

79 year old Archie Wright died Friday at the Livingston Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial will be in the Brotherton Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until the funeral. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Thelma Shaver Wright. Five sons and their wives, Roy and Wilma Rockwell of Livingston, John and Teresa Wright of Smithville, Andrew and Lynn Wright of Celina, Frank and Carol Wright of Celina, and Don Rockwell of Livingston. Four daughters and their husbands, Kim and Joe Endsley of Oak Ridge, Bonnie King of Ohio, Roberta Loudon of Ohio, and Shelia Crouse of Ohio. Twenty grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Whitson Funeral Home of Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Loyde Ferrell

Apr 13 2009

75 year old Loyde Ferrell of McMinnville died Sunday of a short illness at Stones River Hospital. He was a Cannon County native, a member of the Church of Christ, and a retired employee of the Colonial Corporation and the Woodbury Nursing Center. The funeral wil be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Norman Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the Blue Wing Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Carlie Watson Ferrell and his wife, Josie Brown Ferrell. He is survived by three sons, Lloyd, Jr. and his wife Tashau Ferrell of Woodbury, Cecil and wife Frankie Ferrell of McMinnville, and Mark and wife Tammy Ferrell of Smithville. Special companion, Dean Mooneyham of Woodbury. Five sisters, Helen Ledbetter, Betty Comstock, Annette Green,and Linda Hillard all of Shelbyville and Mary Nell Lynn of Hillsboro. One brother, Ralph Ferrell of Beech Grove. Seven grandchildren, Carlene Redmon, Travis and Adam Ferrell, Brittany, Brandon, Jamie, and Cheyenne Ferrell. Two great grandchildren, Jared and Deanna Redmon. One step grandchild, Erika Canuto. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lucille Jones Buterbaugh

Apr 8 2009

92 year old Lucille Jones Buterbaugh, formerly of Alexandria died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in Wilson County. Buterbaugh was also a homemaker, member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church where she was Past President of the WMU and served as a Sunday School teacher. Buterbaugh was also a 1937 graduate of Watertown High School and she was active in the Home Demonstration Club and the Alexandria Study Club. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Curt Wagoner and Scott Bennett will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and prior to the service on Friday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard Paul Buterbaugh; a grandaughter, Dana Hearn; her parents, William Luther Jones and Rosa Amacher Jones; and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by three daughters, Judy and her husband Bob Morgan of Jefferson City, Carol and her husband Don Hearn of Alexandria, and Kay and her husband Rick Vantrease of Alexandria. Five grandchildren, Kelley and husband Ben Broome of Kennesaw, Georgia; Bill and wife Jana Morgan of Knoxville; Paul and wife Linda Vantrease of Watertown; Rob Hearn of Hermitage; and John Vantrease of Auburntown. Six great grandchildren, Meagan, Kiersten and Ashlyn Vantrease, Guy Morgan Broome, Maddie Morgan, and Kaitlin Vantrease. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Clara Nell Nixon

Apr 7 2009

89 year old Clara Nell Nixon of Watertown died Tuesday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born in DeKalb County, and was a garment factory worker, and a member of the Round Lick Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery in Smithville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Dee Nixon; her parents, Isaac and Hattie Jewell Belle Taylor; and four brothers and four sisters. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Annette Nixon of Mount Juliet. Grandaughters, Lisa Harvey of Saginaw, Texas and Lori Dean of Mount Juliet. Seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. A brother, Joe and his wife Helen Taylor of Smithville. Three sisters, Onie Margaret Durham, Oma Frances Taylor and Audrey Pearl Snyder all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Pauline (Polly) Stone Coe

Apr 6 2009

90 year old Pauline (Polly) Stone Coe of Murfreesboro died Sunday at National Health Care Center. She was born in Clay County and was the daughter of the late Oliver Bennett and Wealthy Cherry Stone. Mrs. Coe was a member of the Bethlehem Church of Christ. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Nickey Nichols will officiate. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Coe was preceded in death by her husband, R.E. Coe, a grandson, Darin Coe; brothers, Oliver Stone and Hugh Stone; and sisters, Ruth Allen and Lenora Mullinax. She is survived by her sons, Ralph Coe and his wife, Joyce of Auburntown; Jim Coe and his wife Patti of Lascassas, and E.C. Coe of Murfreesboro. Sisters, Elizabeth Dyer of Clearmont, Florida; Helen Hennard of Murfreesboro; Mary Pinkerton of Montgomery, Alabama; and Edith Stone of Lascassas. Four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren survive. Memorials in memory of Mrs. Coe may be made to the Bethlehem Church of Christ Building Fund. Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro is in charge of the arrangements

John Douglas Pennington

Apr 5 2009

65 year old John Douglas Pennington of McMinnville died Friday of an extended illness. He was a factory worker in Lebanon. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home. Junior Hibdon and Greg Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory in Warren County. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his father, Jodie Fred Pennington; his mother Flossie Meadows Pennington; three brothers, Frank Goglio, Leonard Pennington, and Charles Don Pennington; and one sister, Betty Jo Hayes. Pennington is survived by his wife, Mary Bianne Pennington of McMinnville. Two daughters, Reginia Rovsek and her husband John Rovsek of Atlanta, Georgia and Katrina Pennington Thompson and her husband Rusty Thompson of Atlanta, Georgia. Two granddaughters, Hannah Grace Rovsek and Abigail Pennington Thompson both of Atlanta, Georgia. Love-Cantrell and Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Vertrice Byrd Cook

Apr 5 2009

56 year old Vertrice Byrd Cook of Smithville died Saturday at her residence of an extended illness from Lou Gehrig's Disease. She was a member of the Jesus Name Pentecostal Church and a health care provider at Prospect, Incorporated. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Burns will officiate and burial will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Byrd and her grandparents, Jim and Mary Adamson. Survivors include children, Billy Cook, Jr. and Melena and her husband Michael Harrell. Grandchildren, Cody and Jacob Harrell, and Kayla and Madeline Cook. Her mother Alberta Byrd. Sisters, Toleda Jackson and Dean and her husband Marvin Yaney. Brothers, Forrest "Frosty" Byrd and friend Ruth Martin, Clay Byrd, and Jerry and his wife Donna Byrd. Several nieces and nephews also survive along with special friends and caregivers, Tabitha, Chevaughn, Kay, Reba, Regina, Tammy, and Linda. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Luna Johnson

Apr 3 2009

82 year old Mary Luna Johnson of Parsons, Tennessee died Thursday of an extended illness at the Decatur County Hospital in Decaturville, Tennessee. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Don Franks will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Johnson and a son, Wayne Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Sandy Phillpott of Parsons. A daughter-in-law, Carolyn Johnson Maynard of Loudon. A brother, Reefus Luna of Sparta. Four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Regina Gail Pack

Apr 2 2009

49 year old Regina Gail Pack of Nashville died Tuesday at Southern Hills Hospital. She was a Baptist and an employee of Shoney's in Nashville. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bryan Jones and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Jack Pack and a brother, Doug Pack. Survivors include two daughters, Misty and her husband Timmy McCathern and Billie and husband Wayne Johnson; Her mother, Virginia Adcock Daniels; Two brothers, Eudean and wife Tammy Pack and Darrell and wife Robin Pack all of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Makayla McCathern of Smithville and Shayla Woods of Lebanon. Three nephews, Chris and Derek Pack and Quenton McSparren all of Smithville, and Mitchell Green of Missouri. One niece, Stephanie Green of Sparta. Two great nephews and one great niece also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Cantrell Tittsworth

Apr 1 2009

89 year old Willie Cantrell Tittsworth of Scottsdale, Arizona died Friday. She was born in Warren County, a housewife, and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Comer Mullican will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse J. Tittsworth and a son, Tollye Wayne Tittsworth. Survivors include a daughter Reta Poncini of Scottsdale, Arizona. A son, James Gary Tittsworth and wife Jane Malo of Sterling Heights, Michigan. Grandchildren, Steven Wayne Tittsworth of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Rene Anderson of Phoenix, Arizona; Teresa Henry of Rosecommon, Michigan; Susan Goulette and husband Jeffrey of Romeo, Michigan; and Trina Reeves and husband David of Phoenix, Arizona. Great grandchildren, Andrea Henry Maczik of Richville, Michigan; Devon Reeves and Dillon Reeves both of Phoenix, Arizona; and two great great grandchildren, Riley Maczik and Hailey Maczik both of Richville, Michigan. Two brothers, Leonard Cantrell of Ozark, Alabama and Joe Cantrell of McMinnville. One sister, Christine Warmack of Dalton, Georgia. A sister-in-law, Juanita Cantrell of McMinnville. High Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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