Obituaries

Elbert Hudson Grandstaff

Jan 13 2010

97 year old Elbert Hudson Grandstaff of Alexandria died Wednesday at the Quality Care Health Care Center in Lebanon. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in New Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Grandstaff was born in Alexandria, the son of the late Ida Mae Hunt and Charlie Hudson Grandstaff. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Jane Hall, Willie Mae Hearn, and Edith Reasonover Mathis; his first wife, Ruth Green Grandstaff and his second wife, Mary Gladys Reynolds Grandstaff; two sons, Jerry Hudson Grandstaff and Jack Hudson Granstaff; and a grandson, Jackie Wilson Grandstaff. He was a farmer and worked for many years and retired from the Kraft Company in Alexandria. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Alexandria. Grandstaff is survived by seven grandchildren, Debbie and her husband Gary Jones of Lebanon, Angela Grandstaff of Texas, Jan and husband Mike Sykes of Lebanon, Kim Saddler of Lebanon, Don and wife Bonnie Grandstaff of Brush Creek, Dale Grandstaff of Clarksville, and Chris Grandstaff of Lebanon. Nine great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren. A daughter-in-law, Marie Grandstaff Johnson of Gulf Shores, Alabama. A step-daughter, Betty and husband Larry Boss of Alexandria. Step grandchildren, Katrina and husband Ben Barrett of Murfreesboro and Joey and wife Kim Boss of Alexandria. Four step great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews survive. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

James Thomas "J.T." Young

Jan 13 2010

81 year old James Thomas "J.T." Young of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a member of the New Union Baptist Church, a member of Operating Engineers, the Cumberland Valley Trio, and a heavy duty equipment operator. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Junior Hibdon and Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Young was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Dossie Lee Adcock Young; brothers, Greg Young, George Young, Orvin Young, and Bill Young; and sisters, Rosha Henderson, Ola Haley, and Sirtie Orrick. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mabel Glenn Young of Smithville. Three children, Shirley and her husband Bill Sandlin of Smithville, Tony Young of Liberty, and Sherri Young of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Tony Young, Charles Burrage, Wesley Burrage, Mark Mason, and Chrystal Mason. Seven great grandchildren, D.J. Mason, Renny Mason, Michelle Mason, Natasha Burrage, Tiffanie Burrage, Morgan Burrage, and Cody Burrage. Three sisters, Birchie Jefferies of Dowelltown, Emma Smith of Franklin, and Onie Orrick of California. Special nephew, Billy Orrick. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Capitola Hensley

Jan 12 2010

55 year old Capitola Hensley of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a press operator at Federal Mogul. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Frazier will officiate and burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Sparta. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zollie Ray Hensley and Fannie Jewell Terry; one sister, Lizzie Martin; and two brothers, Charlie and Ray Hensley, Jr. Survivors include two sisters, Carolyn Young of Cookeville and Barbara Griffin of Florida. Seven brothers, Tommy Hensley of Sparta, Johnny Hensley of North Carolina, Henry Hensley of Smithville, Gaines Hensley of Florida, Jerry Hensley of Manchester, David Hensley of Crossville, and Danny Hensley of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lisa Ann Hallmon

47 year old Lisa Ann Hallmon of Alexandria died Sunday. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Dekalb Community Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Dekalb Funeral Chapel with burial in Riverside Gardens in Woodbury. Raymond Hillis will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Milligan and Mary Davenport Holden; a sister, Janice Lane; and a brother, Bobby Milligan. She is survived by children, Brandy Woelk of Alcoa, Nikki Caldwell of Knoxville, and Jamie Victory of Bradyville. Four grandchildren, Maranda Victory, Brianna Victory, Malarie Hunter, Raven Woelk. One sister, Debbie Joseph of Smyrna. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe A. Kennedy

Jan 11 2010

84 year old Joe A. Kennedy of Smithville died Saturday at NHC of McMinnville. He was retired from TVA and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra West. Survivors include his wife, Jewell Fish Kennedy of Smithville. Two sons, Ricky Kennedy of Georgia and Randy Kennedy of Smithville. Six grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and a nephew Tim and his wife Brenda Fish of Watertown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers to the funeral home for burial expenses.

Nettie Jim Pack

Jan 9 2010

86 year old Nettie Jim Pack of Pleasant View, Tennessee died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. A graveside service will be held at Bonham Cemetery on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Members of the family will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac and Mary Stevens Jones Pack; a niece, Mary West; and brothers and sisters. She is survived by a special niece and guardian, Florence and Johnny Crook of Pleasant View. Two nephews, John Dillard and James Dillard both of Woodbury. Three nieces, Elizabeth Sue Biggs of Ashland City, Shirley Hollis of Mount Juliet, and Deborah and Calvin Allison of White House. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Oleda "Tincy" Cook Stone

Jan 9 2010

76 year old Oleda "Tincy" Cook Stone of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shelah Steven and Martha Ann Hale Cook; two brothers, Bratten and Shirley Cook; and a sister, Alma Lee Matin. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Joe Stone of Smithville. Four daughters, Lisa Stone of Smithville, Shelia and husband David Davis of Alabama, Joanna and husband Ricky Webb of Smyrna, and Laura Stone of Smithville. Three grandsons, Bryan Webb of Manchester, Corey Webb of Smyrna, and Lee Davis of Alabama. One sister, Janie Knowles of Smithville and two sisters-in-law, JoBill Cook and Jeanine Cook Caldwell both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the DeKalb County Angel Tree and Habitat for Humanity, in lieu of flowers.

Peggy Sue Roller

Jan 6 2010

45 year old Peggy Sue Roller of McMinnville died Tuesday at her residence. She was an RN at White County Hospital and a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Rebecca Smith Wilkins. Survivors include her husband, Michael Roller of McMinnville. Two daughters, Jennifer Kirby of Crossville and Beth Roller of McMinnville. Three sons, Justin Parker of Woodbury, Jacob Roller of McMinnville, and Michael and wife Amy Roller of LaVergne. Three grandchildren, Logan Kirby and Alex Miller both of Crossville and Austin Roller of LaVergne. One brother, Allen and his wife Jan Wilkins of Smithville. One nephew, Jordan Wilkins of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lauria Mai George

Jan 5 2010

85 year old Lauria Mai George of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Free Will Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Royce Moore will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Carrie Myrtle Bates Waggoner; her husband, Floyd George; brothers, Lynelle and Roscoe Waggoner; and a sister, Nettie Waggoner. Survivors include a son, Marvin Waggoner of Smithville. Friend, Charlotte Henry of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Thomas Waggoner of Nashville and Rebecca Waggoner of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Payton Waggoner of Nashville and Jakayta Odom of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jessie Brannon Chapman

Jan 4 2010

70 year old Jessie Brannon Chapman of Smithville died Monday at NHC. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Susie Vanatta Chapman; his wife, Deborah Chapman; a daughter, Kathy Chapman; a granddaughter, Kayla Malone; and a brother, William Chapman. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Washer Chapman of Smithville. Four daughters, Wanda and husband Don Davis of Oklahoma, Teresa and husband Frank Underwood of Baxter, Tina and husband Tony Bess of Smithville, and Maudie Bass of Dowelltown. Three sons, Roger and wife Charlotte Chapman of Oklahoma, Anthony and wife April Chapman of Smithville, and James and wife Debbie Chapman of Smithville. One step-daughter, Tracy Schunke of Smithville. Two step-sons, Richard and wife Rose Nokes of Smithville and Camron and wife Sandy Dunn of Smithville. Eighteen grandchildren. Several great grandchildren. Three brothers, Buster Chapman and Cordell Chapman both of Smithville, and Toy B. Chapman of Woodbury. A sister, Maudie Thomason of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the funeral home, in lieu of flowers, to help with funeral expenses.

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