Obituaries

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.

Norma Jean Adamson Mason

Jul 10 2007

91 year old Norma Jean Adamson Mason of Hendersonville died Monday. She was a homemaker. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Hendersonville Memorial Gardens. Local survivors include a niece, Geneva Shoemake and a nephew, John Edward Adamson both of Smithville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Lee Burnice Ray

Jul 10 2007

93 year old Lee Burnice Ray of Smithville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was retired from Magnetek. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Union The Baptist Church, where he was a member for 61 years. Darrell Cantrell, Bransford England, and Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Avis Novella Ray; his parents, Thurman and Lula Lakey Ray; a son-in-law, Paul Blankenship; three brothers, George, J.T., and Clayton Ray; and two sisters, Imogene Rodgers and Lois Ray. Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Blankenship and one son, Grady and his wife Charlotte Ray all of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Paula and her husband Danny Roller of Rock Island, Teresa and her husband Keith Turner of Maryville, Marla and her husband Jimmy Nix of Fayetteville, and Melvin and his wife Melissa Ray of Smithville. A step-grandson, Traeton McCoy of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren, Allison and Daniel Turner, Sarah and Mary Elizabeth Roller, Lynsey, Mallory, and Ethan Nix, Madelyn Rose Ray, and Lane McCoy. One brother, Donald Ray and two sisters, Nell Rankhorn and Ruth Ray all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Adam Reynolds

Jul 12 2007

28 year old Adam Reynolds of Liberty died Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and a material handler at Nissan. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Howard and Margie Reynolds. Survivors include his wife, Amy Reynolds of Liberty. A daughter, Hayley Marie Reynolds of Liberty. His parents, Howard, Jr. and Freida Reynolds of Liberty. Two brothers, Chris Reynolds and Allen and his wife May Reynolds of Liberty. His maternal grandparents, Alfred and Marie Nixon of Watertown. A niece, Taylor Reynolds-Bower of Liberty. His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lanny and Vicki Sandlin of Liberty. A brother-in-law, Hunter Sandlin, several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mabel Williams Gill

Jul 11 2007

71 year old Mabel Williams Gill of Smithville died Tuesday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a homemaker and a member of Covenant Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love Cantrell Funeral Home. Jimbo Eddins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and Allie Williams and three brothers, Ray, Louie and Eugene Williams. She is survived by two brothers, JB & Ralph Williams both of Smithville and several nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Love Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Carol Dunn Looney

Jul 12 2007

58 year old Carol Dunn Looney of Cartersville, Georgia died Wednesday at the Cartersville Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Guynell Mabe. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Crips and Don Crips of Austelle, Georgia. Four grandchildren, Brittany Lynn, Stormie Nicole, Chloe Marie, and Travis Glen. One sister, Glenda Staley of Smithville and a brother, Eddie Mabe of Smithville. Ms. Looney's remains have been cremated, A memorial service will be held at a later date. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Clemons

Jul 14 2007

68 year old Wilma Clemons of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was retired from the Liberty Shirt Factory and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kevin Campbell will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Sunday until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Catherine Denny; her husband, Blanchard Clemons; and a brother, Ronald Dale Denny. Survivors include her mother, Catherine Denny of Woodbury. One daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Bobby Lynn Luna of Sparta. One son, Jeffrey Dale Denny of Woodbury. One sister and brother-in-law, Marion and John Campbell of Woodbury. One brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Reba Denny of Woodbury. Two grandchildren, Miranda and Treba Luna of Sparta. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Don Yates

Jul 16 2007

70 year old Joe Don Yates of Murfreesboro died Monday at his residence. He was a Baptist, a DeKalb County native, and a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Grace Hendrixson Yates and a brother, Gerald Yates. Survivors include a sister,Joyce and her husband Jimbo Robertson of Watertown. Special friend, Norma Warrick of Murfreesboro. A nephew, Chris Robertson of Watertown and a great nephew, Tyler Robertson of Watertown. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Opal Simpson Sanders

Jul 16 2007

85 year old Opal Simpson Sanders of Woodbury died Monday of an extended illness at her daughter's home in Beech Grove. She was a Cannon County native, a housewife, and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. James Robert King and David Moody will officiate and burial will be in the Cherry Cemetery. Visitation starts Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hillary and Eunice Jones Simpson; her husband, Savage Sanders; a daughter, Maureen Mooneyham; brothers, Sterling and Alvie Simpson; and sisters, Ellen Brandon and Dorothy Collins. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian and Donald Morton of Murfreesboro and Vida and James Robert King of Beech Grove. A son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Arlene Sanders of Woodbury. A sister, Geneva Brandon of Woodbury. A brother, Robert Simpson of Bradyville. Six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Son-in-law, William Mooneyham of Woodbury. Woodbury Funeral Home is i charge of the arrangements.

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