Obituaries

Toy Floyce Pedigo

Jun 25 2007

63 year old Toy Floyce Pedigo of Smithville died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. He was a nurseryman. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Toy and Trudie Parsley Pedigo; Four brothers, Elmo, Cordell, James, and Leo Pedigo; and three sisters, Willie Cantrell, Evelyn Sandlin, and Myrtle Stanley. Survivors include two brothers, Walter \"Tiny\" Pedigo of Smithville and Clarence Pedigo of Smithville. One sister, Mandy Vaughn of Smithville. Grandchildren, Darren Murphy, Erica Murphy, and Austin McCoy all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sandra Kay Harper

Jun 25 2007

46 year old Sandra Kay Harper of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and she attended the Snow Hill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby and Myrtle Vaughn. Survivors include her Fiance, Jim Dunsworth of Smithville. One son, T.J. Harper of Smithville. Five brothers, Wayne and his wife, Amy Vaughn of Fosterville, Kenneth Vaughn of Murfreesboro, Billy and his wife Sharon Vaughn of Lavergne, Ricky and his wife Susan Vaughn of Smyrna, and Vernon Vaughn of Smithville. Two sisters, Judy Youngblood of Smithville and Linda Potts of Arizona. Local nephews and a niece, Tom Vaughn, Chris Vaughn, and Tiffany Youngblood all of Smithville. Special friends, Hugh Riley and Benny Lou Turner, Jody Turner, and Betty Ferrell all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the funeral home to help meet funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Mary Deborah Robinson Flanders

Jun 26 2007

52 year old Mary Deborah Robinson Flanders of Lavergne died Sunday at Stone Crest Hospital in Smyrna. She was a homemaker and a member of the Franklin Road Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Farris will officiate and burial will be in Johnson's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Olan Hillard and Geraldine Jones Robinson and a brother, Butch Higgins. Survivors include special friend, Gary Short of Lavergne. One brother, Sam Higgins of Michigan. One sister, Brenda Marie Jackson of Nashville. An aunt, Sally Goodwin of Murfreesboro and several cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Mae Norman

Jun 27 2007

65 year old Ruby Mae Norman died Sunday at her home in Manchester. She was born in Liberty to the late Jim B. Martin, Sr. and Goldie Odom Martin. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Jeanette Martin, Nettie Jane League, and Sara Francis League; three brothers, Harry Lee Martin, Jim B. Martin, Jr., and Frank Roy Martin. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Central Funeral Home in Manchester. Ollie R. Mount will officiate and burial will follow in the Cypress Gardens Cemetery in Manchester. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Ray Norman of Manchester. One son, Carl Everett Martin. One daughter, Christina and her husband Jonathan Norman Young of Manchester. Two sisters, Peggy and her husband James Owens and Mary McCoy of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Brittney, Whitney, Jeremiah, Chantal, Malachi, and Kennedy. Five life long friends, Ella Mae Robinson, Jenny Adams, Debbie Farris, Vivian Benson, and Jessie Springfield. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other friends survive. Central Funeral Home in Manchester is in charge of the arrangements.

Vivian Garrison

Jun 30 2007

47 year old Vivian Garrison of Dowelltown died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Cantrell and Martha Ann Barnes Foster. Survivors include her husband, Tommy Garrison of Dowelltown. Two sons, Shannon and his wife Kim Pirtle of Rickman and Chad Pirtle of Murfreesboro. One brother, Tallas and his wife Nancy Cantrell of Smithville. An aunt, Ernestine Young of Smithville. A great aunt, L.V. Young of Smithville. Several cousins also survive. A half brother, Ernest Cantrell of Smithville. Her step-father, Walter Foster of Smithville. Special cousins, Cleta and Camilla Murphy of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnny Ray Ball

Jul 5 2007

50 year old Johnny Ray Ball of the Pea Ridge Community died Tuesday at his residence. He was an automotive welder. A graveside service will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Banks Cemetery. Michael Hale will officiate. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Robert Marshall Ball and Letha Saddler Phelps. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Ball of Michigan. Four children, Johnny Wayne Ball of Liberty, and Jennifer Marie Ball, Sue Ellen Ball, and Jessie Lynn Ball all of Michigan. Grandchildren, Kaiden Frances Ball, Austin Gabriel Cloven, and Olivia Amber Marie Murphy, and an aunt, Pauline Fish of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. No public visitation will be held.

Rose Lee Hale Simmons

Jul 6 2007

85 year old Rosie Lee Hale Simmons of McMinnville died Wednesday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a member of the Campaign Church of God of Prophecy. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Vernon Caruthers and Danny Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by brothers, Author, Ed and Cooper Hale and a sister, Karon Scarlett. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Oma Norrod of McMinnville and Larry and Phyllis Norrod of Smithville. Two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Buddy Jones and Paula and David Rogers, Jr. all of McMinnville. Fourteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A sister, Agatha Lawrence of McMinnville. A brother and sister-in-law, A.T. Hale, Jr. and Helen of Campaign. Sister-in-law, Ruth Hale of McMinnville. Three step-sons and four step-daughters and several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Nettie Jim Edge

Jul 7 2007

97 year old Nettie Jim Edge of the Dry Creek Community died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a homemaker, a retired shirt factory worker, a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church, and a member of the WMU. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Gay and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.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 parents, James Henry and Lona Bell Haas Frazier; her husband, Bernice Alvie Edge; a daughter, Jeanette Thweatt; brothers, Roy Vernon Frazier and Woodrow Wilson Frazier; and sisters, Eunice Gertrude Jordan and Anna Rhea Washer. Survivors include two sons, Kenny Edge of Dowelltown and Teddy and his wife Amy Edge of Ardmore. Five grandchildren, Anita Puckett of Smithville, Greg Thweatt of California, Reed Edge of Dowelltown, Andrew Edge of Madison, Alabama and Stephanie Claunch of Ardmore. Thirteen great grandchildren survive along with three sisters-in-law, Louise Frazier of Dowelltown, Dean Edge of Smithville, and Ruth Edge. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Jean Martin Ward

Jul 7 2007

80 year old Wilma Jean Martin Ward of Morrison died Saturday of an extended illness. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Independent Baptist Church. Ray Skyles and Johnny Haston will officiate and burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Marie Christian. Survivors include her husband, Thurman Ward of the Smartt Station Community. Eight sons and daughters-in-law, Paul E. and Janice Ward of Smithville, Kenneth L. and Audrey Ward of Rock Island, David G. and Reda Ward of McMinnville, Murrell Ward of Pikeville, Michael A, and Janice Ward of Smithville, Thurman Lynn and Laurie Ward of Pikeville, James Ray Ward of Holiday, Florida, and Timothy A. Ward of Rock Island. Three daughters and sons-in-law, Martha J. and Kenneth Braswell of Carthage, Brenda L. and Ricky Henderson of Rock Island, and Linda J. and Tommy Thompson of Rock Island. Twenty four grandchildren and thirty two great grandchildren survive along with two sisters, Winona Ward and Juanita Oliver both of McMinnville. A half-brother, James Martin of Kansas. High Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Nannie Mae Hale

Jul 9 2007

77 year old Nannie Mae Hale of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00pm at the Chapel of Love Cantrell Chapel. Bernard Houk and Phillip Luna will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Mrs. Hale was preceded in death by her parents,William and Lena Ferrell Caldwell; Her husband, Mona Otis Hale; two grandchildren, Jeremy and Jonathan Hale; three brothers, JW, Lonnie and Wade Caldwell; and one sister, Lois Moon. She is survived by five sons, Monnie Hale, Jr. of Florida; Lonnie and wife Dolores Hale of South Carolina; Morris & wife Diana Hale of Nashville; Ronnie Hale and Jeff & wife Tonya Hale of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren survive along with four brothers, Raymond and wife Marilyn Caldwell, Bruce and wife Roxie Caldwell, Norman Caldwell, and Zeb Caldwell all of Smithville. Two sisters Flonnie Vanatta and Dorothy Miller both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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