Obituaries

Jerry Fish

Jul 5 2010

66 year old Jerry Fish of Dowelltown died Monday at his residence. He was employed by Carrier. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marlon and Ovia Preston Fish and his wife, Geraldine Fish. Survivors include his wife, Judy Todd Fish of Dowelltown. A son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Stephanie Fish of Goodlettsville. A brother, Danny "Speedy" and wife Regina Fish of Smithville. Three sisters, Judy Fish of Smithville, Janice and husband David Stewart of Smithville, and Tana Clark of Smithville. Several nieces,nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jewell Dean Kennedy

Jul 4 2010

81 year old Jewell Dean Kennedy of Smithville died Sunday at Raintree Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman will officiate with burial in Salem 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. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Fish and Unie Lee Vanatta Fish; her husband, Joe Kennedy, and a daughter, Sandra West. She is survived by two sons, Randy and wife Laura Kennedy of Smithville, and Ricky Kennedy of Georgia. Six grandchildren, several great-grandchidren. Two brothers, Charles and wife Dot Fish of Auburntown, J. C. and wife Charlene of Milton. Three sisters, Wanda and husband Jeff Knox of Liberty, Kathy and husband Bobby Vaughn of Murfreesboro, Georgia Fay and husband Jerry Emerson of Florida. Special nephew, Tim and wife Brenda Fish of Watertown. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Lee Orrand, Sr

Jul 4 2010

73 year old Jack Lee Orrand, Sr. of Watertown died Saturday at his residence. He was a retired service manager at L.E. Saunders and Sons Office Machines. Orrand was also a Baptist, a graduate of East High School in Nashville, and a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Vernon Orrand and step-mother, Eva Franklin Orrand. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shirley Willis Orrand of Watertown. His mother, Edith Wood of Alexandria. Children, Judy and husband Terry Hewitt of Gordonsville, Tammi and husband Doug Jones of Watertown, Jacqueline and husband Ronald Nevitt of Watertown, Jack, Jr. and wife Tina Orrand of Watertown, Joseph and wife Angela Orrand of Watertown, and Jamie and wife Katrina Orrand of Hermitage. Grandchildren, T.J. Hewitt, Kim Stone, Sarah Ayache, Josh Orrand, Crystal Steen, Chuck Bissinger, Jennifer Martin, Justin Orrand, Kristin (Scooter) Orrand, Johnny Orrand, Lincoln and Isabella Orrand, Karen Johnson, and Jason Jones. Great grandchildren, Jaimin, Nico and Jada Orrand, Zoe and Alex Stone, Marisa Hewitt, Seth Spencer, and Nathan Bellew. Uncle, Charles and wife Audry Orrand of Mount Juliet. An aunt, Joyce Chaffe of Walter Hill. Cousin and friends also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Lorene Hale

Jul 1 2010

84 year old Lorene Hale of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired nurse. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church where she was a member. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nora Fuson Johnson; her husband, Charlie Hale; and a brother Virgil Johnson. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Pam Hale of Smithville. Three daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah and David Coffee of Dowelltown, and Teresa Foutch and Lisa Caldwell of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Chrissy and Andy Prichard of Liberty, Joshua and Jaynell Hale of Lebanon, Garth and Jennifer Coffee of Dowelltown, Brandon Caldwell of Smithville, and Jessica Hale of Smithville. Four great grandchildren, Evan Prichard of Liberty, Owen Coffee of Dowelltown, Logan Coffee of Dowelltown, and Izzy Prichard of Liberty. Four sisters, Mary Jane Johnson, Violet Pack, and Christine Tramel all of Smithville and Barbara Keaton of Woodbury. One brother and sister-in-law, A.C. and Elizabeth Johnson of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Elizabeth Chapel Church building fund.

Linda Sue Farris

Jul 1 2010

52 year old Linda Sue Farris of Smithville died Wednesday at Centennial Alive Hospice. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chad Bagley and Darrell Davenport will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, T.J. and Mildred Ashford Murphy Self, step-father, L.C. Murphy, and a step-brother, Bruce Murphy. Survivors include her husband, Robert Farris; two sons, Jack Mullican, Jr. and Jay Lee Mullican; five grandchildren, Cayleb, Kaylee, Bailey, Hunter, Haylee, and Zackery Mullican; her mother, Mildred Murphy; two sisters, Vicky and husband Jay Ramsey and Teesha Gibbs; and a brother, Sherman Murphy all of Smithville. Three step-brothers, Curtis Murphy, of Indiana, and Calvin and Ricky Murphy both of Smithville. One step-sister, Lisa Bain of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to help meet funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Thomas Byron Nixon

Jun 29 2010

77 year old Thomas Byron Nixon of Alexandria died Tuesday at Lebanon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Nixon was born in Sykes, the son of the late Ruby Lee Willoughby and Willie Fred Nixon. A step-brother, Odell Winfree and a step-sister, Novella Wilkerson preceded him in death. He served in the United States Army in 1954-55. Nixon worked in banking in Davidson and Wilson County. He was a member of the Mount Juliet Lodge #642 F & A.M. and a member of the Alexandria Church of Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery in Sykes. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. Nixon is survived by his wife of 54 years, Fay Christian Nixon of Alexandria. Sons and daughters-in-law, John Fredrick and Nicky Nixon of Sandy Springs, Georgia and Barry Steven and Sandra Nixon of Lebanon. A daughter and son-in-law, Greta Faye and Marlin Massey of Corinth, Mississippi. Seven grandchildren, Daniel Asher Nixon of Sandy Springs, Georgia; Joseph Micah Nixon of Sandy Springs, Georgia; Megan Leigh Nixon of Lebanon; Jordan Paige Nixon of Lebanon, Joshua Christian Nixon of Lebanon; Thomas Benjamin Massey of Corinth, Mississippi and Nathaniel Martin Massey of Corinth, Mississippi. Great granddaughter, Keegan Christian Nixon of Lebanon. Aunt, Georgia Paschal of Lebanon. Step-sisters, Clara Lee Vantrease of Alexandria and Lee Ett Anderson of Carthage. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ or to the American Diabetes Association.

Lorene Malone Bates

Jun 29 2010

80 year old Lorene Malone Bates of Watertown died Tuesday at the Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon. She was a factory worker and a DeKalb County native. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will follow in the New Hope 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. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Bates; a daughter, Shirley Dutton; parents, Ed and Mary Christian Malone; and sisters, Maggie Cooper and Bobbie Stacy Derting. Survivors include a granddaughter, Laurie Southard and Barrett Tipton of Alexandria. A great grandson, Caleb Tipton. A son-in-law, Jerry Wayne Dutton of Alexandria. Nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Carolyn "Blondie" Walker

Jun 26 2010

64 year old Carolyn "Blondie" Walker of Smithville died Saturday at her residence in Smithville. She was a lab secretary, an Episcopal, and a member of the VFW. Amvet, and Moose Lodge. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Pafford will officiate. The family has chosen cremation. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She is survived by her husband, Don Walker of Smithville. Children, Kim Schaendorf of Waylan, Michigan; Cindy and husband Roger Dowis of Midland, Michigan; Michael and wife Missy Klemkosky of Fort Drum, New York; Carrie Klemkosky of Middleville, Michigan; Kim and husband Jeff Holloway of Arkansas; Shelly and husband Dan Bott of Chicago, Illinois; Tony Walker, and Troy and wife Hannah Walker of Illinois. Nineteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Sisters, Judy Avery of Midland, Michigan and Penny Reed of Smithville. Mother-in-law, Gloria Peterson of Springfield, Illinois. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Annie Laura Young

Jun 24 2010

89 year old Annie Laura Young of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was a Baptist and a retired nurse. The funeral will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Magness Young, Jr. and her parents, Frank and Lula Mae Bass Stone; a daughter, Peggy Maples; a son, Potter Young, and a daughter-in-law, Tammy Young. She is survived by three sons, Kenneth and wife Susan Young, Paul and wife Pam Young, and Phillip Young, all of Smithville. Three brothers, Joe Stone and Ernest Stone of Smithville, and Billy and wife Bonnie Stone of LaFayette. Three sisters, Janice Davis of Smithville, Mary and husband Jerry Bailey of Alexandria, and Bobbie and husband Charles Fite of Lebanon. Seven grandchildren, Richard and wife Kim Young, Donna and husband Brent Turner, Jamye Maples, Joey Maples, Laura and husband Brian Hall, Mary and husband Kevin Wilson, all of Smithville, and LouAnn and husband Jimmy Midgett of Dowelltown. Eight great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rubye Beatrice Cantrell

Jun 23 2010

94 year old Rubye Beatrice Cantrell died Monday at her residence in Jacksonville, Florida. She was formerly of the Belk Community, and a lifelong member of the New Union Baptist Church. She was employed by Kingston Timers. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Anthony Pelham will officiate, with burial in New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleaburn Cantrell, and her parents, W.A. and Ethel Ray Arnold. She is survived by a son, Wayne and wife Louise Cantrell of Florida.; a grandson, Rob and wife Dr. Ammala Cantrell of Flprida.; four great grandchildren, Christy, Lauren, Michelle, and Tres'. Sister-in-law, Helen and husband Herman Roller of McMinnville; two brothers, Vernon and wife Janice Arnold of Georgia and Fred and wife Faye Arnold of Tennessee. A sister, Geneva Davis of Watertown. A host of great-great nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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