Obituaries

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.

Lee Homer Miller

Jul 30 2007

79 year old Lee Homer Miller of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a retired nurseryman and a member of the New Home Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Lee and Annie Vanhooser Miller; sisters, Johnnie Miller Certain and Nettie Johnson; a brother, James Miller; a brother-in-law, Charlie Certain; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Miller; a son-in-law, Author Redmon; and a granddaughter, Christie Miller. Survivors include his wife, Ione Sandlin Miller of Smithville. Daughters, Shirley Ann Miller Redmon, Tammye Carol Miller and her husband Rich McDonald all of Smithville. Two sons, Carlon Lee Miller and Billy Wayne Miller both of Smithville. Grandchildren, Angela and her husband, Chester Williams, Tina and her husband Ron Pascal, Leslie Redmon and friend Chad Hillis, Anthony and his wife April Miller, Jason and his wife Kasey Miller, Jamie Pack and boyfriend Calvin Smith, Jennifer Pack, and Joseph Pack all of Smithville. Nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jewell Brown Lawson

Jul 27 2007

69 year old Jewell Brown Lawson of Liberty died Thursday in Nashville. He was a retired nurseryman. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Ararat Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Lawson and Minnie Bell Bain Lawson Farless; his wife, Willette Estes Lawson; a brother, Limmie Lawson; three sisters, Emmie Farless, Thelma Caldwell, and Susie Farris; and a half brother, Carlon Mathaney. Survivors include a daughter, Mitzi Lawson of Woodbury. A step-son, Larry Parker of McMinnville. A grandson, Ryan Lawson. Granddaughters, Kendra, Chelsey Lawson, and Sara Barrett all of Woodbury. A step granddaughter, Layra Crook of Liberty. A brother, Toy and his wife Faye Lawson of Liberty. A half brother, Charlie and his wife Shirley Mathaney of Nashville. Sisters, Christine and her husband Willie Murphy of Liberty, Dorothy and her husband Bob Davis of Smithville, and Eula and her husband Robert Presley of McMinnville. Half- sisters, Lucille Brandon and Carnell Johnson of McMinnville, and Jean Arnold of Manchester. An aunt, Delcie Ervin of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews and special friend, Lucille Day of Nashville and special caregiver, Junior Day of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Geraldine McClure

Jul 26 2007

77 year old Geraldine McClure of McMinnville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired factory worker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Brice and Ophia Elizabeth Johnson McClure; a sister, Diana Rainwater; and a brother, Marlon Brice McClure. She is survived by a sister, Wanda Bond of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Ms. McClure's remains have been cremated. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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