Obituaries

James Hoyte Close

May 26 2007

79 year old James Hoyte Close of Lebanon died Saturday at his residence. He was retired from Nashville Auto Auction. He was also a Methodist and a Chartered member for 49 years of the Masons.He was also an Army Veteran. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Clayton and Alan and Ray Dupree will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at 3:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Alta Page Close. One brother, Ed Close and two sisters, Mary Demali and Opal Cantrell. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Margie Davis Close of Mount Juliet. One son, Jim and his wife Phyllis Close of Mount Juliet. One daughter, Vickie and her husband Ray Dupreee of Mississippi. Grandchildren, Jamie and Mike Hobbs, Todd Close, and Alan Dupree. Great grandchildren, Mikee Brown and Bailey Hobbs. Two brothers, Paul and his wife Ruetta Close of Smithville and Otis and Marguerite Close of McMinnville. Five sisters, Barbie Spencer of Smithville, Doris and husband Jack Estes of Smithville, Drusie Myers of Mount Juliet, Marjorie and A.W. Patterson of Mount Juliet, and Jo Kinia of Virginia. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Winfree

May 26 2007

86 year old Ruth Winfree of Smithville died Saturday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church for over 70 years. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Mark Pafford, E.H. Denmon, and Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Lee and Ada Roxie Ann Foster Moss; four brothers, Otis, Robert, Thomas and Porter Moss; and three sisters, Hattie Moss, Lillie Lassiter, and Lorene Haley. Survivors include one son, Jerry Winfree of Smithville. One brother, Beecher Moss of Smithville. One sister, Allene Atnip of Hendersonville. Fourteen nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the archives fund or the fund of your choice at the First United Methodist Church or the Genealogy room at Justin Potter Library.

Robert Franklin Foutch

May 30 2007

76 year old Robert Franklin Foutch of Crossville died Saturday. He was born in DeKalb County, the son of Clyde and Ruby Lee Lawrence Foutch. He retired after 30 years of service with the Tennessee Highway Patrol as a Lieutenant. He also served several years as Chief of Police and Judicial Commissioner. He was a member of many organizations such as the Masonic Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police and Retired Police Chiefs Association. Foutch was also a U.S. Army veteran having served during Korea and a member of Haley's Grove Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Vern Daugherty will officiate and burial will be in the Crossville City Cemetery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by hus brothers, Jackie and Larry Foutch. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Foutch of Crossville. Daughters, Becky Gilley and her husband David, Donna Gilley and her husband Eric, and Robin Miles and husband Greg all of Crossville. Brother, Danny Foutch and his wife Charlene of Mount Juliet. Sisters, Ann Summers, Pat Keith, and Brenda Taylor all of Smithville and Judy Parsley and husband Larry of Lenior City. Grandchildren, Sara Patterson and Stephanie Gilley and Great grandchildren, Braxton and Briley Bridges and Kynden and Rylan Patterson. Hood Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Robert Franklin Foutch

May 30 2007

76 year old Robert Franklin Foutch of Crossville died Saturday. He was born in DeKalb County, the son of Clyde and Ruby Lee Lawrence Foutch. He retired after 30 years of service with the Tennessee Highway Patrol as a Lieutenant. He also served several years as Chief of Police and Judicial Commissioner. He was a member of many organizations such as the Masonic Lodge, Fraternal Order of Police and Retired Police Chiefs Association. Foutch was also a U.S. Army veteran having served during Korea and a member of Haley's Grove Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Vern Daugherty will officiate and burial will be in the Crossville City Cemetery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Jackie and Larry Foutch. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Foutch of Crossville. Daughters, Becky Gilley and her husband David, Donna Gilley and her husband Eric, and Robin Miles and husband Greg all of Crossville. Brother, Danny Foutch and his wife Charlene of Mount Juliet. Sisters, Ann Summers, Pat Keith, and Brenda Taylor all of Smithville and Judy Parsley and husband Larry of Lenior City. Grandchildren, Sara Patterson and husband, Zack, Jesse, Samantha, Robbie, Ben and Shelby Miles, Erica and Stephanie Gilley and Great grandchildren, Braxton and Briley Bridges and Kynden and Rylan Patterson. Hood Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Glenda Hallum Cantrell

Jun 2 2007

64 year old Glenda Hallum Cantrell of McMinnville died Friday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born in DeKalb County and was a retired employee of A.O. Smith and affiliated with the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Webb Cemetery. The Cantrell family will receive friends on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Mollie Glenn Hallum; a sister, Tina Elaine Hallum; and a brother, Charles Leonard Hallum, Jr. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Stan Holland; a son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Kristi Cantrell all of McMinnville;; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Phyllis Hallum of Smithville; sister-in-law, Ann Hallum; grandsons, Jason and Kevin Holland and Adam and Logan Cantrell. Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cleston

Jun 4 2007

76 year old Cleston \"Peel\" Knowles of Smithville died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. He was a self employed carpenter and a member of the Brethen-in-Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Alton Colwell will officiate and burial will be in the Petty Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Emmie Taylor Knowles and a brother, Haston Knowles. Survivors include his wife Rose Petty Knowles of Smithville. Two daughters, Anita and her husband Anthony Hendrix of Smithville and Paula and her husband David Hanes of Donelson. Three sons, Jeffrey Lynn Knowles of Nashville, and Chad Everette and Ronald Jason Knowles both of Smithville. Four step daughters, Rose Ann and her husband Joe Certain, Pamela Gail and her husband Tim Turner, and Sandra Kay Petty and Barbra Neal all of Smithville. Two step sons, James Jeffery and his wife Judy Thomason and T.D. and his wife Tracy Thomason all of Smithville. Five grandchildren, sixteen step grandchildren, three great grandchildren, twenty step great grandchildren, and a sister, Elizabeth Jaco of Morrison. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnnie Louise Joines

Jun 4 2007

87 year old Johnnie Louise Jones of Dowelltown died Monday at Baptist Hospital. She was a retired supervisor at Valdor Manufacturing and a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Owens and Mike Gay will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joines; parents, Herbert and Eula Bates Williams; a brother, Edsel Williams; a sister, Frances Cathcart; and a niece, Linda Towry. Survivors include a son and his wife, Bobby and Mary Joines of Dowelltown. One grandchild and her husband, Tammy and Mike Crook of Dowelltown. Two great grandchildren, Alicia and Jordan Crook of Dowelltown. One niece and her husband, B.J. and Fred Steltemeyar of Franklin. One nephew and his wife, Phillip and Betsy Williams of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnnie Louise Joines

Jun 4 2007

87 year old Johnnie Louise Joines of Dowelltown died Monday at Baptist Hospital. She was a retired supervisor at Valdor Manufacturing and a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Owens and Mike Gay will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joines; parents, Herbert and Eula Bates Williams; a brother, Edsel Williams; a sister, Frances Cathcart; and a niece, Linda Towry. Survivors include a son and his wife, Bobby and Mary Joines of Dowelltown. One grandchild and her husband, Tammy and Mike Crook of Dowelltown. Two great grandchildren, Alicia and Jordan Crook of Dowelltown. One niece and her husband, B.J. and Fred Steltemeyar of Franklin. One nephew and his wife, Phillip and Betsy Williams of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Amos Hedge

Jun 5 2007

Amos Hedge of Smithville died Tuesday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete. A complete list of survivors and arrangements will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Amos Hedge

Jun 5 2007

69 year old Amos Hedge of Smithville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a member and an Elder of the Smithville Church of Christ. Hedge was also a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired employee of Kingston Timer. The funeral will be Friday at noon at the Smithville Church of Christ. Tim Woodward and Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at noon at the church. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Hedge and a brother Paul Hedge. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Frances Hedge of Smithville. Children, Cheryl and her husband Chris Vance, Angela and her husband Todd Miller, and David and his wife Trina Hedge all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Kelsey and Macy Hedge and Carly and Conner Vance. His mother, Louise Hedge of Smithville and a sister-in-law, Patty Hedge of Hohenwald. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ Playground Fund, in lieu of flowers.

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