Obituaries

Billy Wayne Johnson

Apr 10 2010

62 year old Billy Wayne Johnson of Smithville died Saturday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. He operated Johnson Tree Service. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Buford Bain will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Pauline George Johnson; a brother, Sherman Johnson; and a sister, Rita Gorman. Survivors include his wife, Marie Ferrell Johnson of Smithville. Two daughters, Teresa and husband Ellis Denson of Gallatin and Rhonda and husband Ricky Medlin of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Bradley and Zachary Jernigan and Kayla Brewington, all of Gallatin; Jonathan Davis, Christopher Medlin and Peyton Medlin all of Smithville. Four brothers, Teddy and wife JoAnn Johnson of Smithville; Lester and wife Jane Johnson of Portland, Michael and wife Karen Johnson, and Jerry Johnson all of Brush Creek. Three sisters, Sue and husband Paul Vaughn of Liberty, Paulette and husband Charlie Crawford and Ann and husband Randall Bennett all of Carthage. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the funeral home to help meet funeral expenses.

Bertha Helena Hafstad

Apr 10 2010

95 year old Bertha Helena Hafstad died Thursday in Taylor, Michigan where she lived. She also resided in Smithville on occasion with her daughter, Kathy Rice. She was born in Savannah Township, Minnesota. The funeral will be Saturday, April 10th at the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home in Taylor, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband Garrett Clifford Hafstad
She is survived by five children, JoAnn Bretzlaff of Smithville, Robert and wife Jerrie Hafstad of Taylor, Michigan, Rosemary Garcia of Highland, Michigan, Tom and wife Claudia Hafstad of Smithville, and Kathy and husband Lash Rice of Smithville. Twenty grandchildren, more than 50 great grandchildren and several great, great, grandchildren also survive. Howe-Peterson Funeral Home in Taylor, Michigan is in charge of the arrangements.

Earline Young Webb

Apr 10 2010

80 year old Earline Young Webb of East Ridge near Chattanooga died Friday. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Robbie Gallaty will officiate. The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home in Chattanooga. A graveside service will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. (central time) at the Town Cemetery in Smithville. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mayme Young; her father, Sam Young; her daughter, Nancy Webb Costello; and her grandson, William DeVoll Costello. Survivors include her husband, William H. Webb; sons, J. Rodney and his wife Annette Webb, Dr. William E. "Smearl" and wife Anne Webb; grandchildren, Allison Webb, Burton Webb, Lashley Webb, Houston Webb, Regan Costello, and Lauren Costello Hester; and great grandchildren, Sadle Kaye Ritter and Webb McDaniel Hester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nancy Costello Memorial Fund at the Girls Preparatory School or to Brainerd Baptist Church. East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Gene Grove, Jr

Apr 8 2010

38 year old Carl Gene Grove, Jr. of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a self-employed lawn service worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Aaron Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 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. He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Judy Grove; and infant sister, his paternal grandparents, George and Delma Grove; his maternal grandparents, Clifton and Lois Bonner; special great uncle, Odie Martin; and an aunt Gracie Killough. Survivors include his father, Gene Grove of Smithville; his mother and step-father, Barbara and Eldon Currey; two sisters, Tina Serna and Regina Nunley; two step-brothers, Eldon and Rodney Currey all of McMinnville. An uncle, Robert Grove of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. The family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses in lieu of flowers.

Lillian Pedigo Taylor

Apr 8 2010

95 year old Lillian Pedigo Taylor of Smithville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and worked at the shirt factory until she was 85 years young. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Micheal Hale will officiate with burial in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar "Doak" Taylor, Sr.; grandchildren, Sherri G. Taylor and Jeffery A. Taylor; parents, Green and Ada Bond Pedigo; a brother, Martin Lee Pedigo; and sisters, Roxie Johnson and Lucille Blair. Survivors include two sons, Delmar D., Jr. and his wife Christina Gail Taylor of Louin, Mississippi and Donald G. and his wife Kathy Taylor of Smithville. Grandchildren, Christopher D. Taylor, Gary W. Taylor, Gregory E. Taylor, and Eddie Taylor. Seven great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and two sisters, Lorene Goff of Michigan and Ruthie Johnson of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles A. Murphy

Apr 6 2010

73 year old Charles A. Murphy of Watertown died Monday at his residence. He was born in Cannon County. Murphy was a farmer and a mechanic. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Ben Fuston will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, and prior to the service on Thursday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Ethel Estel Murphy; a son, Samuel Powell Murphy; and sisters, Ann Hale, Liz Merritt, and Lillie Mae Hutchinson. Survivors include his wife, Judy Tarpley Murphy of Watertown. A son, Charles, Jr. and his wife Jean Murphy of Woodbury. Daughters, Vicky and her husband Sam Linnear of Auburntown, Lisa and husband Jeffery Taylor of Watertown, and Jolene and husband Jon Smith of Watertown. Grandchildren, Jennifer Linnear, Jack Murphy, Reva Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Tyler Pedigo, and Katlyn and Austin Smith. Step-grandchildren, Bobby Bailey, Tiffany, Christy, and Mayleane Davenport, and Kassy Taylor. Two great grandchildren. Two sisters, Pat Mears of Woodbury and Louise and husband Jay Garrett of Smithville. A brother, Medford and wife Ruth Murphy of Woodbury. Several nieces and nephews survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Annie Lou Morris

Apr 5 2010

77 year old Annie Lou Morris of Watertown died Sunday at her residence. She was born in Alabama. Morris was also a homemaker and a member of the Watertown Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Ben Fuston and Rodger McCann will orfficiate and burial will be in the Commerce Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Wednesday prior to the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hardin Fred Fletcher and Patti Ethel Hasten Fletcher; and a brother, Fred Fletcher, Jr. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Charlie T. Morris of Watertown. A brother, Bobby and his wife Dean Fletcher of Auburntown. Sisters, Ruby Jo Davenport of Auburntown and Doris Jane and her husband William York of Watertown. Fifteen nieces and eleven nephews also survive. Numerous great and great great nieces and nephews also survive. The family requests that memorials be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Good Shepherd Children's Home, Double Springs Road, Murfreesboro, 37130, or to a charity of your choice. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Tammy Cantrell Young

Apr 5 2010

44 year old Tammy Cantrell Young of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was retired from Kingston Timer and member of Living Work Fellowship. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jim Slatton will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ricky David Cantrell; her paternal grandparents, John Lee and Ona Young Cantrell; and her maternal grandparents, Clyde and Vera Cashion. Survivors include her husband, Phillip Young; her parents, Doyce and Ann Caldwell Cantrell; and a brother, Michael Cantrell all of Smithville. A sister and her husband Rosanna and Jim McCurry of Michigan. Four nephews, John Cantrell and Brent Arnold of Smithville, Eric Hill of Woodbury, and Josh McCurry of Michigan. Nieces, Tammy Lohorn of Grimsley, Jessica Jones of Murfreesboro, and Sarah McCurry of Michigan. Mother-in-law, Anna Laura Young. Two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Susan Young and Paul and Pam Young all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Joe Elledge

Apr 3 2010

56 year old Betty Joe Elledge of Dowelltown died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church and retired from Kingston Timer. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Herb Leftwich will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Monday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brother Joe and Vivian Boggess Elledge. She is survived by a brother, Don Elledge of Clinton. Sisters, Nancy Elledge of Dowelltown and Donnita Linder of Smithville. A nephew, Adam Davis of Smithville. Nieces, Christy, Courtney, and Keely Elledge of Clinton. Aunts, Chase Davis of Dowelltown and Mainell and husband Gordon Warfell of Smithville. Several close friends and all her church family at Sycamore Baptist Church and the girl she considered a niece, Kathy Duggin. Special next door neighbors, Jerry and Alma Montgomery. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Reefus Luna

Mar 31 2010

85 year old Reefus Luna of the Johnson's Chapel Community died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a farmer, a Baptist, and a member of the American Legion. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Alton Caldwell and Joe Neal will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ada Luna and six brothers and three sisters. Survivors include his wife, Ressie Mae Luna of the Johnson's Chapel Community. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Angela Luna, Dwight and Maria Luna all of Johnson's Chapel. One daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Gelasio Chacon of Johnson's Chapel. Six grandchildren, Lisa and Larry David Luna, Brian Luna, Heather Hendrien, and Eric and Angel Chacon. One step-grandchild, Kristie Thiele. Four great grandchildren, Sierra and Dakota Hendrien, William Denton, Devina Luna. Several nieces and nephews. Two special friends, Hilda Billings and Robie Young. Special cousin, Ruth Stewart. A host of other family and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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