Obituaries

Claudia Emberton

Jun 17 2009

88 year old Claudia Emberton of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC of Smithville. She was a retired employee of Genesco and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Allen Mahan will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Methodist Church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Terry and Avo Pedigo Trapp; a son, Henry Jackson Emberton. Four sisters, Clara, Cloyed, and Cloyce Trapp, and Clella Green. Four brothers, Clarence, Clyde, Clester, and Charlie Trapp. Survivors include a son, Dean "Buddy" and his wife Dianne Emberton of Smithville. One daughter, Brenda Steele of South Carolina. Seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren. A sister, Cecil Billings of Smithville. A brother, Clifford Trapp of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jessie Lee Banks Melton

Jun 12 2009

87 year old Jessie Lee Banks Melton of Beloit, Wisconsin and formerly of Smithville, died Monday. She was a Mechanist in Detroit, Michigan; owned and operated Mae's Restaurant in Smithville; after moving to Beloit she was a caterer; a waitress at Dixie Cream Doughnuts; worked in retail; and was owner of a painting and cleaning business until retirement. She was active in politics, the girl scouts, a volunteer to the Beloit Health Department and school system. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Royce Moore will officiate and burial will be in the Braswell Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Cleo Redmon Banks; a grandson, Michael Elmer; six brothers, and two sisters. Survivors include three children, Robert and his wife Gloria Melton of Beloit, Wisconsin; Nina and husband Randy Rosenbalm of Byron, Illinois; and Ila and husband Tom Monney of Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren survive along with a sister, Rose and husband Haston Adcock of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rubye Francis Moss

Jun 9 2009

84 year old Rubye Francis Moss of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Taylor Moss; parents, Albert and Eunice Matilda Beckwith Johnson; three sisters, Mildred Ervin, Nannie Pack, and Effie May Johnson; and three brothers, Glenn, Truett, and Lester Johnson. Survivors include one son, David and his wife Deborah Moss of Oregon. One daughter, Judy and her husband Edward Slawinski of Michigan. Three grandchildren, Ernin Moss of Oregon, Jennifer and Mark Snyder of Ohio, and Alex Slawinski of Michigan. One great grandchild, Samantha Snyder of Ohio. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund or to Justin Potter Library, in lieu of flowers.

Edward Kirby

Jun 9 2009

82 year old Edward Kirby of McMinnville died Tuesday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a retired U.S. Postal Truck Driver and a member of the New Town The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Savage and Nancy Luna Kirby; a sister, Ruetta Close; and two brothers, Virgil Lee Kirby and Clyde Kirby. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Kirby of McMinnville. One son, Jerry and his wife Debbie Kirby of Ooltewah. One daughter, Donna Kirby of McMinnville. Four grandchildren, Andrea Pierce and Ava Castello both of Cleveland, Curt Templeton, and Amanda and Kenny Sheppard all of McMinnville. Two sisters, Jo Puckett of Smithville and Dell Reynolds of Hermitage. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements,

Kay Cashdollar Maddin

Jun 8 2009

57 year old Kay Cashdollar Maddin died Saturday in Nashville. She was a resident of Nashville and the daughter of the late Reverend Ernest Erbie and Bernice Jan Atkinson Cashdollar. She was a former resident of Sparta. A memorial service will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Visitation will be Saturday after 2:30 p.m. She is survived by a sister, Pat Moore and husband Ron Bradley of Nashville. A brother, Mark Cashdollar of Nashville. A nephew, Mike Fann of Florida. A niece, Aryn Lepsey of Michigan. Two great nieces, Jordan and Kahlee Fann of Florida. Two aunts, Ruth Brock of Ohio and Estellene Cashdollar of Walling. Several cousins also survive. Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

William "Bill" Francis Koney

Jun 8 2009

71 year old William "Bill" Francis Koney of Smithville and formerly of Westlake, Ohio died Monday at his residence. He was a member of Saint Gregory's Catholic Church. Koney served in the U.S. Army and he was a purchasing agent for Summers Rubber Company. A memorial service will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church. Father David Cooney and Father Jim Bretl will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. at the church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anne Thoman. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Koney of Smithville. Children, Edward Broderick, James and his wife Laura Koney, Jessica, Jared, Scott, Kristine Koney, Renee and husband Robert Bourne, and Rochelle Turner of Smithville. Brothers, Gilbert and wife Anita Koney and Dennis and wife Judy Koney. He was uncle to many nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Saint Jude Children's Hospital, in lieu of flowers.

James Edward Hibdon

Jun 8 2009

83 year old James Edward Hibdon of McMinnville died Sunday at River Park Hospital of an extended illness. He was born in Nashville. Hibdon was a truck driver, a used car dealer, a member of the Banks Presbyterian Church, a 50 year member of the Mason Grand Lodge, being a 32nd degree Moslem Shriner, and a member of the Scottish Rites of Detroit, Michigan. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. David Watson will officiate and burial will be in Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m at the funeral home. Hibdon was preceded in death by his parents, Hughy and Cora Vanatta Hibdon and a sister, Irene Robinson. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene M. Hibdon of McMinnville. Three daughters, Priscilla J. and husband Dennis Wood of Shelby Township, Michigan; Phyllis H. and husband Steven Lyles of Caledonia, Ohio; and Robin R. and husband Edward Gross of Roseville, Michigan. Five sons, Kenneth W. and wife Tonya Hibdon of Saint Clair Shores, Michigan; James M. and wife Debra Hibdon of Warren Michigan; Terry C. and wife Joann Hibdon of Clinton Township, Michigan; Gary E. and wife Linda Hibdon of Michigan; and Ronald D. and wife Monica Hibdon of Oxford, Michigan. Twenty one grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren survive along with a sister, Alice M. and husband Bill Worley of Jacksonville, Texas and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth Pascal

Jun 4 2009

82 year old Mary Elizabeth Pascal of Mogadore, Ohio died Wednesday at Robinson Memorial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband Lonnie Pascal; her parents, Lula and Robert Evins; a son, Lonnie Austin Pascal, and a sister, Robbie Fuson. She is survived by grandchildren, Elizabeth Campbell, Mike Pascal, Ronnie Pascal, and Lisa Cheatham all of Ohio; and a niece, Patricia Cain of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Thomas Muncey

Jun 2 2009

60 year old John Thomas Muncey of McMinnville died Sunday at his residence of an extended illness. He was a self employed nurseryman and logger and a member of the Mount Sinai Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home. Bobby Muncey and Pokie George will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He is survived by a daughter, Julia Turner of McMinnville. Three grandchildren, Hannah Campbell, Jacob Campbell, and Ashley Turner all of McMinnville. One brother and sister-in-law, Marty and Donna Muncey of McMinnville. Four sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Paul Byford of Smithville, June and Butch Fults of Centertown, Pam and Jimmy Smartt of McMinnville, and Shirley and Pokie George of the Gath community. Several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Lora Roller Smith

Jun 1 2009

90 year old Lora Roller Smith of Smithville died Sunday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Wendell Judkins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.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 husband, Lester Smith; a daughter, Joie Florence Smith; two brothers; five sisters; and four great grandchildren. She is survived by five daughters, Anna Marie Puckett of Smithville; Evelyn and husband Bill Crawford of Toledo, Ohio; Claudina Pinegar of McMinnville; Nancy Jane and husband Percy Pinegar of Smithville; and Pamela Johnson of Oregon, Ohio. One sister, Goldie and husband Raymond Ferrell of Spencer. One brother, J.D. Roller of Williamsburg, Kentucky. Two sisters-in-law, Della Lawson of Williamsburg, Kentucky and Bertha Crawford of Toledo, Ohio. One brother-in-law, David Smith of Toledo, Ohio. Twenty six grandchildren, forty six great grandchildren, and twenty six great great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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