Obituaries

Anna Jo Foutch

Mar 12 2007

64 year old Anna Jo Foutch of Smithville died Sunday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She was also active with the March of Dimes and a longtime DeKalb Youth sponsor. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, John Thomas Taylor; her husband Jackie Foutch; and a sister, Betty Smith. Survivors include a son, Scott and his wife Kim Foutch; and two daughters, Sandy and her husband Jeff Fults and Terry and her husband Ricky Patterson all of Smithville. Her mother, Maudie Mae Hitchcock Taylor of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren and a brother, Johnny Taylor of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Velma Louise Blankenship

Mar 12 2007

92 year old Velma Louise Blankenship of Smithville died Monday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Union The Baptist Church for 70 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elzie Blankenship; her parents, Sam, Sr. and Etta Marsh Walker; a brother, Sam Walker, Jr.; and a sister, Vera Smith. Survivors include two children, Bettye and her husband Felix Webb of Smithville and Doris Judkins of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Kevin Webb and Glenisa and her husband Joe Willard all of McMinnville. Great grandchildren, Megan and Brandon Sparks, Matthew Willard, Heather Webb, Sarah Webb, Mari Katherine Webb, Bethany Webb, and Peyton Webb all of McMinnville. One sister, Estella Kinser of Chattanooga and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Raymond J. Ross, Jr.

Mar 14 2007

71 year old Raymond J. Ross, Jr. of Kendallville, Indiana died Tuesday at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville, Indiana. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a retired employee of the CMW Transportation Company with over 20 years of service. He also drove a truck for Eshelman Excavating for 4 years. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Ross residence in Kendallville, Indiana. Brian Koegler will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Ross was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond James, Sr. and Fannie Kathryn Fry Ross and a sister, Marge Schmenk. Survivors include his wife, Twyla Ross of Kendallville. Four sons and daughters-in-law, Karl and Angie Koegler and Scott and Christine Koegler all of Kendallvile, Don and Tricia Koegler of LaPorte, Indiana, and Brian and Leticia Koegler of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren. A sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Richard Ludlow of Schenider, Indiana and several nieces and nephews. The Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville, Indiana is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Kendallville Public Library, the American Lung Association, or Justin Potter Library in Smithville in lieu of flowers. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Rodney M. Higham, Jr.

Mar 17 2007

39 year old Rodney M. Higham, Jr. of Ellendale, Delaware died Wednesday at Christiana Medical Center in Newark, Delaware from injuries he received at work. Higham was a home builder and the owner of Design Tech in Ellendale, Delaware. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Berry-Short Funeral Home in Milford, Delaware. Burial will be in the Milford Community Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his step-father, Ronnie Vickers. Survivors include his wife, Marlene Turner Higham of Ellendale, Delaware. His mother, Margaret Vickers of Milford, Delaware. His father and step-mother, Rodney M. and Janice Higham of Smithville. Three children, Tanya Kenton of Harrington, Delaware; B.J. Welty of Milford, Delaware; and Jerrica Welty of Lincoln, Delaware. A granddaughter, Adrianna LaFontaine. His maternal grandfather, Edward A. Myers of Wilmington, Delaware. A brother, Michael Higham, Sr. of Middletown, Delaware. A nephew, Michael Higham, Jr. of Middletown, Delaware. Several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law also survive. The Berry-Short Funeral Home in Milford, Delaware is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Eston Adcock

Mar 17 2007

80 year old Eston Adcock of Smithville died Friday evening at DeKalb Community Hospital of an extended illness. The body is at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Complete arrangements are to be announced.

Eston Adcock

Mar 17 2007

80 year old Eston Adcock of the Keltonburg Community died Friday of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired welder and a member of the Sink Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Edgar and Callie Bain Adcock; three sisters; and three brothers. Survivors include his wife, Jodean Adcock of Smithville. Three children, Phyllis Nolan of Indianapolis, Indiana, Calvin Kent Adock of Smithville, and Robyn Webb of McMinnville. Eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren along with one brother, Clayton Adcock of Smithville and four sisters, Betty Jones, Virginia Daniels, and Mildred Johnson all of Smithville, and Jewel Jones of Battle Creek, Michigan. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Barbara Jane Black

Mar 19 2007

68 year old Barbara Jane (Janie) Black of McMinnville died Saturday at her residence. She was born in DeKalb County. Black was also a homemaker and a member of the Grace Temple Assembly of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse Eston and Iva Maureen Cantrell Jones and a son, Terry Nelson Black. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Glenn McKenzie will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. She is survived by her husband of 52 years Mason Black; a daughter, Christy Tanner; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Patsy Black; a son, Tony Black all of McMinnville; and a brother, Nelson Jones of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Shana Turner, Brandon Black and his wife Cole, Cotey Tanner, T.J., Matthew, and Micha Black. Great grandchildren, Hannah Glover, Jake McMinn, and James Taven Black also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Beulah Greer Evans

Mar 22 2007

89 year old Beulah Greer Evans of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Memorial Baptist Church at Dowelltown. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson and Elmer Ellis, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Beulah Tramel Williams and two husbands, Jesse E. Greer and W.T. Evans. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Carroll Greer of Goodlettsville. Two daughters and a son-in-law, Sue and Elmer Ellis, Jr. of Temperance Hall and Becky Hobbs of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, Donnie, Ronnie, and Connie Greer, Tammy Herrington, Jeff and Jamie Ellis, Amanda Goodwin, and Marla Beshearse. Seven great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roy D. Williams

Mar 22 2007

69 year old Roy D. Williams of Christiana, Tennessee and a native of Liberty died Thursday at his residence. He was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Smyrna and a retired employee of Trinidad-Benham, Inc. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Jennings and Ayers Chapel in Murfreesboro. Carl Saddler will officiate and burial will be in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Ola Mai Dedman Williams and a daughter, Venus Williams. Survivors include his wife Joann Waggoner Williams of Christiana. Two daughters, Annette and her husband Kenneth Warrick and Janette and her husband Steve Dykes all of Murfreesboro. Two brothers, John Edward and his wife Doris Williams of Smithville and James Williams of Smith County. Two sisters, Marie Rucker of Alexandria and Louise Swinea of Hartsville. Grandchildren, Ray Warrick, Nathan Warrick, Kyle Dykes, and Hanna Warrick. The Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home in Murfreesboro is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Louise Medlen Jacobs

Mar 23 2007

90 year old Louise Medlen Jacobs of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren C. and Leatha Jones Medlen; her husband, Bill Leon Jacobs; two brothers, Fred and Howard Medlen; and a sister Irene Medley. Survivors include a son Shawn and his wife Karen Jacobs; a granddaughter, Caitlin Jacobs; and a step-grandson, Justin Nokes all of Smithville along with several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Byrd L. Jones Cemetery Fund, in lieu of flowers.

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