Obituaries

Darlene Crymes

Jul 30 2007

63 year old Darlene Crymes of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Frances Pirtle Taylor; a son, Mark Anthony Lawrence; and a sister, Oma Mai Tramel. Survivors include her husband, Billy Crymes of Smithville. A daughter, Louise and her husband Glenn Ferrell of Smithville. One son, Michael and his wife Rachel Lawrence of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Jennifer Pack, Rebecca Lawrence, Steven Lawrence, and Harley Lawrence all of Smithville. Five brothers, Grady and his wife Brenda Taylor, Louie and Nathan Taylor, Joe Lane Taylor, and James Robert Taylor all of Smithville, and Freddy Brown Taylor of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in memory of Ms. Crymes to help with funeral expenses.

Lee Homer Miller

Jul 30 2007

79 year old Lee Homer Miller of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a retired nurseryman and a member of the New Home Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Lee and Annie Vanhooser Miller; sisters, Johnnie Miller Certain and Nettie Johnson; a brother, James Miller; a brother-in-law, Charlie Certain; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Miller; a son-in-law, Author Redmon; and a granddaughter, Christie Miller. Survivors include his wife, Ione Sandlin Miller of Smithville. Daughters, Shirley Ann Miller Redmon, Tammye Carol Miller and her husband Rich McDonald all of Smithville. Two sons, Carlon Lee Miller and Billy Wayne Miller both of Smithville. Grandchildren, Angela and her husband, Chester Williams, Tina and her husband Ron Pascal, Leslie Redmon and friend Chad Hillis, Anthony and his wife April Miller, Jason and his wife Kasey Miller, Jamie Pack and boyfriend Calvin Smith, Jennifer Pack, and Joseph Pack all of Smithville. Nine great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jewell Brown Lawson

Jul 27 2007

69 year old Jewell Brown Lawson of Liberty died Thursday in Nashville. He was a retired nurseryman. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Ararat Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Lawson and Minnie Bell Bain Lawson Farless; his wife, Willette Estes Lawson; a brother, Limmie Lawson; three sisters, Emmie Farless, Thelma Caldwell, and Susie Farris; and a half brother, Carlon Mathaney. Survivors include a daughter, Mitzi Lawson of Woodbury. A step-son, Larry Parker of McMinnville. A grandson, Ryan Lawson. Granddaughters, Kendra, Chelsey Lawson, and Sara Barrett all of Woodbury. A step granddaughter, Layra Crook of Liberty. A brother, Toy and his wife Faye Lawson of Liberty. A half brother, Charlie and his wife Shirley Mathaney of Nashville. Sisters, Christine and her husband Willie Murphy of Liberty, Dorothy and her husband Bob Davis of Smithville, and Eula and her husband Robert Presley of McMinnville. Half- sisters, Lucille Brandon and Carnell Johnson of McMinnville, and Jean Arnold of Manchester. An aunt, Delcie Ervin of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews and special friend, Lucille Day of Nashville and special caregiver, Junior Day of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Geraldine McClure

Jul 26 2007

77 year old Geraldine McClure of McMinnville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired factory worker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Brice and Ophia Elizabeth Johnson McClure; a sister, Diana Rainwater; and a brother, Marlon Brice McClure. She is survived by a sister, Wanda Bond of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Ms. McClure's remains have been cremated. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jane McGinnis

Jul 26 2007

73 year old Jane McGinnis of the Keltonburg Community died Wednesday at her residence. She was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church, a farmer, and a retired school teacher, having taught for 34 years in the DeKalb County School System. A graveside service and burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Michael Hale will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis R. and Lina Jane Love McGinnis. She is survived by a son Danny Love McGinnis of Smithville and a niece, Sally Ann Thompson of Texas. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the DeKalb Middle School Library in memory of Ms. McGinnis in lieu of flowers.

Adara Jade Reese

Jul 23 2007

Adara Jade Reese, infant daughter of Beth Buck and Nick Reese of Smithville,died Sunday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held Monday (today) at 6:00 p.m. at the Petty Cemetery. She was preceded in death by a brother, Kaiden Joshua Reese; an aunt, Michelle Beasley; and cousins, Joshua Reese and Joshua Murphy. In addition to her parents, the infant is survived by her maternal grandparents, Robin and Clint Bibby of Smithville and Dean and Shirley Buck of Michigan and her paternal grandparents, Nickey and Remega Cantrell of Smithville. She is also survived by her great grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John W. Melton

Jul 22 2007

61 year old John W. Melton of Auburntown died Saturday at his home of an extended illness. He was a Cannon County native, a Baptist, a member of the National Guard, and an employee of the Tennessee Farmer's Co-op at Lavergne. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Jerry Osborne and Ricky Scott will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley Grey Melton and Leonia Bell Melton. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Rachel Melton of Auburntown. Two daughters, Misty Melton of Auburntown and Melissa Melton of Smithville. A brother, Bobby Don and his wife Irma Melton of Woodbury. Three sisters, Patsy and her husband Billy Reeder of Watertown, Katherine and her husband Dwight Sadler of Auburntown,and Delores Morris of Auburntown. His mother-in-law, Mallie Taylor of Auburntown. Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Darlene and her husband Jack Knowles of Baxter and Wayne and his wife Kathy Taylor of Woodbury and Randal Taylor. Special friends, Blake, Tammy, Trent, and Breanna O'Neal and Ralph, Sandy, Dillon, and Jessica Jackson. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

J. Lee Hendrixson

May 12 2007

81 year old J. Lee Hendrixson of Liberty died Friday at his residence. He was a retired machinist at Powermatic and he worked at the Highway 56 garbage collection center for 12 years. Hendrixson was also a Mason and a member of the DeKalb Lodge #358. He was a member of the Dale Ridge Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Mike Gay will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Dewey and Georgia Athelene Spencer Hendrixson and a brother, G.D. Hendrixson. Survivors include his wife, Vella Parsley Hendrixson of Liberty. Two daughters, Barbara and her husband Kenneth Vanatta of Dowelltown and Faye and her husband Bobby Hall of Alexandria. Three grandchildren, Amy and her husband Mike Gay, Bethney and her husband Ronnie Vaught, and Bradley and his wife Lacy Hall. Four great grandchildren, Brandon and Gracie Gay and Kelsey and Hunter Vaught. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rita Martinelli

May 13 2007

82 year old Rita Martinelli of Manchester died Sunday at the Manchester Health Care Center. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, which are incomplete.

Rita Spencer Martinelli

May 14 2007

82 year old Rita Spencer Martinelli of Manchester died Saturday at the Manchester Health Care Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Mike Carpenter will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 1:40 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, David J. and Etta Atnip Spencer; her husband Charles Martinelli; two brothers, George B. and Truitt Spencer; four sisters, Inez and Louise Spencer, Vera Lewis, and Clydia Crowley. She is survived by a brother, James R. Spencer of Springfield. One sister, Vallie Larson of Texas, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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