Obituaries

Dorothy M. Davis

Aug 23 2007

73 year old Dorothy M. Davis of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a Pentecostal and a cook at Neo's. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Robert Presley will officiate and burial will be in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Evert and Minnie Bell Bain Lawson; a daughter, Donna Moore; two brothers, Jewell Lawson and Limmie Lawson; a half-brother, Carlon Matheny; three sisters, Susie Farris, Emmie Farless, Thelma Herman; and a half-sister, Clara Mai Caldwell. She is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Davis of Smithville. Three daughters, Joyce Farless of Tullahoma, Judy and her husband Jerry Fish of Smithville, and Bobbie Todd of Smithville. One son, Ricky and his wife Jama Todd of Smithville. Six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild survive along with two brothers, Charlie and his wife Shirley Matheny of Nashville and Toy and his wife Faye Lawson of Liberty. Two sisters, Uller and her husband Robert Presley of McMinnville and Christine and her husband Willie Murphy of Liberty. Several nieces and nephews survive in addition to three step-daughters, Tammy and her husband Mark Eby of Rocky Mountain, North Carolina, Shalane Davis of Florida, Mary and her husband Steven Penticost of Charlotte, Tennessee. One step- grandson, Mark Andrew Eby of North Carolina and a step-granddaughter, Devon Leann Eby of North Carolina. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Ray Shockley Luna

Aug 23 2007

80 year old Wilma Ray Shockley Luna of McMinnville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare of McMinnville of an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a native of Van Buren County. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Indian Mound The Baptist Church, where she was a member. Glenn Love will officiate and burial will be in the Indian Mound Cemetery in DeKalb County. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. She was preceded in death by her parents, David Ray and Edna Mae Mills Shockley; her husband, Waymon Edgar Luna; a brother, Charles Shockley; sisters, Evelyn Womack and Florencene Johnson; and a grandson, Corey Luna. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Janis and Bill Darnaby and Webb and Sandy Luna all of McMinnville, and Sandra and Gary Rankin of Maryville. Six grandchildren, Lamar Bain, Blair Harbin, and Blaine Luna all of McMinnville, John Tucker Rankin, Addie Rankin, and Zeke Rankin all of Maryville. One great-grandson, Trevor Connelly of McMinnville. Five sisters and brothers-in-law, Georgia Hodge, Nina and R.C. Tobitt, Davidene and Carl Tobitt, and Carlene and Charles Hopkins all of McMinnville, and Donna and Jimmy Brady of Leesburg, Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Jean Young

Aug 20 2007

85 year old Ruby Jean Young of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 12:00 noon at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bailey and Irene Medlin Medley; a daughter, Gloria Jean Young; and a brother, Billy Medley. Survivors include her husband, James F. Young; a daughter, Angie and her husband Jeff Truelove of Franklin; a son, James D. and his wife Sherry Young of Springfield. Four grandchildren, Chris and Laura Young of Lebanon, Kelly and David White of South Carolina, Matt Young of Seymour, and Casey Truelove of California. Two great grandchildren, Caleb and Cameron Young of Lebanon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Eugene Rhoady, Jr.

Aug 14 2007

29 year old Larry Eugene Rhoady, Jr. of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a U.S. Marine Veteran, having served in Iraq. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Gath Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Beverly Duffee. Survivors include two children, Austin Rhoady of Peatone, Illinois and Lila Kate Rhoady of Georgia. His mother, Maureen Mercer and her husband Steve of Sawyer, Michigan. His father, Larry Eugene, Sr. and his wife, Michelle Rhoady of Smithville. Sisters and brothers, Melissa Nicole Rhoady of Smithville, Jacob Rhoady, and Jenna Kate Rhoady both of Indiana, Nicholas Mercer, Kacie Mercer, and Benjamin Mercer all of Sawyer, Michigan. Step-brothers and step-sisters, Kristy Barber of Steger, Illinois, Curtis Lloyd and Tamra Lloyd both of Smithville, and James Randolph of McMinnville. Paternal grandparents, Boyd and Maxine Rhoady of Smithville. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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