52 year old Mary Deborah Robinson Flanders of Lavergne died Sunday at Stone Crest Hospital in Smyrna. She was a homemaker and a member of the Franklin Road Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Farris will officiate and burial will be in Johnson's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Olan Hillard and Geraldine Jones Robinson and a brother, Butch Higgins. Survivors include special friend, Gary Short of Lavergne. One brother, Sam Higgins of Michigan. One sister, Brenda Marie Jackson of Nashville. An aunt, Sally Goodwin of Murfreesboro and several cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
65 year old Ruby Mae Norman died Sunday at her home in Manchester. She was born in Liberty to the late Jim B. Martin, Sr. and Goldie Odom Martin. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Jeanette Martin, Nettie Jane League, and Sara Francis League; three brothers, Harry Lee Martin, Jim B. Martin, Jr., and Frank Roy Martin. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Central Funeral Home in Manchester. Ollie R. Mount will officiate and burial will follow in the Cypress Gardens Cemetery in Manchester. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Ray Norman of Manchester. One son, Carl Everett Martin. One daughter, Christina and her husband Jonathan Norman Young of Manchester. Two sisters, Peggy and her husband James Owens and Mary McCoy of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Brittney, Whitney, Jeremiah, Chantal, Malachi, and Kennedy. Five life long friends, Ella Mae Robinson, Jenny Adams, Debbie Farris, Vivian Benson, and Jessie Springfield. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other friends survive. Central Funeral Home in Manchester is in charge of the arrangements.
47 year old Vivian Garrison of Dowelltown died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Cantrell and Martha Ann Barnes Foster. Survivors include her husband, Tommy Garrison of Dowelltown. Two sons, Shannon and his wife Kim Pirtle of Rickman and Chad Pirtle of Murfreesboro. One brother, Tallas and his wife Nancy Cantrell of Smithville. An aunt, Ernestine Young of Smithville. A great aunt, L.V. Young of Smithville. Several cousins also survive. A half brother, Ernest Cantrell of Smithville. Her step-father, Walter Foster of Smithville. Special cousins, Cleta and Camilla Murphy of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
50 year old Johnny Ray Ball of the Pea Ridge Community died Tuesday at his residence. He was an automotive welder. A graveside service will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Banks Cemetery. Michael Hale will officiate. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert Marshall Ball and Letha Saddler Phelps. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Ball of Michigan. Four children, Johnny Wayne Ball of Liberty, and Jennifer Marie Ball, Sue Ellen Ball, and Jessie Lynn Ball all of Michigan. Grandchildren, Kaiden Frances Ball, Austin Gabriel Cloven, and Olivia Amber Marie Murphy, and an aunt, Pauline Fish of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. No public visitation will be held.
85 year old Rosie Lee Hale Simmons of McMinnville died Wednesday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a member of the Campaign Church of God of Prophecy. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Vernon Caruthers and Danny Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by brothers, Author, Ed and Cooper Hale and a sister, Karon Scarlett. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Oma Norrod of McMinnville and Larry and Phyllis Norrod of Smithville. Two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Buddy Jones and Paula and David Rogers, Jr. all of McMinnville. Fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A sister, Agatha Lawrence of McMinnville. A brother and sister-in-law, A.T. Hale, Jr. and Helen of Campaign. Sister-in-law, Ruth Hale of McMinnville. Three step-sons and four step-daughters and several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.
97 year old Nettie Jim Edge of the Dry Creek Community died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a homemaker, a retired shirt factory worker, a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church, and a member of the WMU. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Gay and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Henry and Lona Bell Haas Frazier; her husband, Bernice Alvie Edge; a daughter, Jeanette Thweatt; brothers, Roy Vernon Frazier and Woodrow Wilson Frazier; and sisters, Eunice Gertrude Jordan and Anna Rhea Washer. Survivors include two sons, Kenny Edge of Dowelltown and Teddy and his wife Amy Edge of Ardmore. Five grandchildren, Anita Puckett of Smithville, Greg Thweatt of California, Reed Edge of Dowelltown, Andrew Edge of Madison, Alabama and Stephanie Claunch of Ardmore. Thirteen great grandchildren survive along with three sisters-in-law, Louise Frazier of Dowelltown, Dean Edge of Smithville, and Ruth Edge. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
80 year old Wilma Jean Martin Ward of Morrison died Saturday of an extended illness. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Independent Baptist Church. Ray Skyles and Johnny Haston will officiate and burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Marie Christian. Survivors include her husband, Thurman Ward of the Smartt Station Community. Eight sons and daughters-in-law, Paul E. and Janice Ward of Smithville, Kenneth L. and Audrey Ward of Rock Island, David G. and Reda Ward of McMinnville, Murrell Ward of Pikeville, Michael A, and Janice Ward of Smithville, Thurman Lynn and Laurie Ward of Pikeville, James Ray Ward of Holiday, Florida, and Timothy A. Ward of Rock Island. Three daughters and sons-in-law, Martha J. and Kenneth Braswell of Carthage, Brenda L. and Ricky Henderson of Rock Island, and Linda J. and Tommy Thompson of Rock Island. Twenty four grandchildren and thirty two great grandchildren survive along with two sisters, Winona Ward and Juanita Oliver both of McMinnville. A half-brother, James Martin of Kansas. High Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
77 year old Nannie Mae Hale of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Love Cantrell Chapel. Bernard Houk and Phillip Luna will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her parents,William and Lena Ferrell Caldwell; Her husband, Mona Otis Hale; two grandchildren, Jeremy and Jonathan Hale; three brothers, JW, Lonnie and Wade Caldwell; and one sister, Lois Moon. She is survived by five sons, Monnie Hale, Jr. of Florida; Lonnie and wife Dolores Hale of South Carolina; Morris & wife Diana Hale of Nashville; Ronnie Hale and Jeff & wife Tonya Hale of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren survive along with four brothers, Raymond and wife Marilyn Caldwell, Bruce and wife Roxie Caldwell, Norman Caldwell, and Zeb Caldwell all of Smithville. Two sisters Flonnie Vanatta and Dorothy Miller both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
91 year old Norma Jean Adamson Mason of Hendersonville died Monday. She was a homemaker. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Hendersonville Memorial Gardens. Local survivors include a niece, Geneva Shoemake and a nephew, John Edward Adamson both of Smithville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
93 year old Lee Burnice Ray of Smithville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was retired from Magnetek. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Union The Baptist Church, where he was a member for 61 years. Darrell Cantrell, Bransford England, and Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Avis Novella Ray; his parents, Thurman and Lula Lakey Ray; a son-in-law, Paul Blankenship; three brothers, George, J.T., and Clayton Ray; and two sisters, Imogene Rodgers and Lois Ray. Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Blankenship and one son, Grady and his wife Charlotte Ray all of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Paula and her husband Danny Roller of Rock Island, Teresa and her husband Keith Turner of Maryville, Marla and her husband Jimmy Nix of Fayetteville, and Melvin and his wife Melissa Ray of Smithville. A step-grandson, Traeton McCoy of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren, Allison and Daniel Turner, Sarah and Mary Elizabeth Roller, Lynsey, Mallory, and Ethan Nix, Madelyn Rose Ray, and Lane McCoy. One brother, Donald Ray and two sisters, Nell Rankhorn and Ruth Ray all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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