Obituaries

Myrtle L. Jackson

Feb 13 2007

84 year old Myrtle L. Jackson of Indiana died Saturday at a Bloomington Hospital in Indiana. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Edward Todd will officiate and burial will be in the Baird Cemetery in Smith County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Alice Clemmons Jones; her husband, Will Allen Jackson; and a daughter, Dorothy Hawkins. Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Faye and Howard Wallace, Betty and Elmer Goolsby, and Linda Madewell of Indiana. Eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Three sisters, Vernie Tate of Chattanooga, and Margaret Allison and Pearl Goolsby both of Cookeville. One brother, Donald Jones of Cookeville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m.

Helen Murphy Hale

Feb 14 2007

87 year old Helen Murphy Hale of Chattanooga died Monday. She was born in DeKalb County to the late Frank M. and Dovie Rose O'Conner Murphy. She was a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church and an active member of the Challenger Sunday School Class. She also attended Signal Center Adult Day Care and was an Avon representaive for over 40 years. She was a former member of the O.E.S. Hale was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Howard Hale, and their son, Mackey Hale. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Chattanooga. John Collins, Luther Eslinger, and Billy Dean will officiate and entombment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens-South. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Maranatha Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Dwayne Hale of Chattanooga. A daughter, Jeanette Richey of Chattanooga. A daughter-in-law, Lila Hale of Chattanooga. Eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The family requests that memorials be made, in lieu of flowers, to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269 Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416, Signal Center Adult Day Care at 109 N. Germantown Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411, or to the Maranatha Baptist Church, 1701 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37421. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.

Virgil Carl Davis

Feb 17 2007

83 year old Virgil Carl Davis of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a self employed farmer and owner of Carl Davis and Sons Nursery. Davis was also a Baptist, a U.S. Army World War II Veteran, a 32nd degree Mason for 50 years and a past Master of Liberty Lodge #77. He was a member of the DeKalb Farm Bureau Board of Directors for nine years and was involved in Tennessee agriculture. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Edgar and Dollie Eller Davis; a sister, Mary Magnolia Davis Cantrell; and brothers, Earl Eugene and Ewin Edgar Davis. Survivors include his wife, Willene Ford Davis of Smithville. A daughter, Betty Davis of Chattanooga. Sons, Carl Douglas and his wife Sandra Davis and Edgar Davis of Smithville. Grandsons, B.J. Davis of Murfreesboro, Jacob and his wife Dana Davis of Dowelltown, and Jared Davis of Cookeville. Great granddaughter, Kendall Davis of Dowelltown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 3:30 p.m. A Masonic service will be held Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Paul David Scott

Feb 14 2007

41 year old Paul David Scott of Sparta died Wednesday at the White County Hospital. He was a student and a member of the Apostolic Arc. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Scott and his maternal grandparents, Jay and Sinda Hutchings. Survivors include his wife, Jill Savage Scott of Sparta. Two sons, Chris and Michael Scott of Cookeville. One step daughter, Marissa Maggo of Sparta. One step son, Charlie Maggo of Sparta. His mother, Lana Hutchings Scott of Sparta. Aunts and uncles, Bernard and Marie Kocis, Howard and Janice Stafford, and Frank Hutchings all of Sparta. Special cousins, Tyra Rodgers and Angie Stafford of Sparta. Three nieces, Taylor, Megan and Ashlee Rodgers and a host of other family and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Paul Blankenship

Feb 15 2007

78 year old Paul Blankenship, former owner of Bradley Printing Company, died Thursday at his residence in the Belk Community. He was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Paul Bradley Blankenship

Feb 15 2007

78 year old Paul Bradley Blankenship of Smithville (Belk Community) died Thursday at his residence. He was founder and former owner of Bradley Printing, and a longtime employee of the Smithville Review. He was also a member of the Gideon's and was a deacon of the New Union The Baptist Church since 1962 and a member for 66 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 pm. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Darrell Cantrell, Kenneth Brown, and Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reed and Mary Rankhorn Blankenship; a brother, Elzie Blankenship; and three sisters, Delma Wright, Nannie Wright, and Lola Griffin. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Ray Blankenship of Smithville. Two daughters, Paula and her husband Danny Roller of Rock Island and Teresa and her husband Keith Turner of Maryville. Four grandchildren, Sarah and Mary Elizabeth Roller of Rock Island, and Allison and Daniel Turner of Maryville. One sister, Birdell Lentz of Smithville. His father-in-law, Burnice Ray of Smithville. And a brother-in-law, Grady and his wife Charlotte Ray of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Veta

Feb 23 2007

84 year old Veta \"Pete\" Evins died Friday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Women's Association, and she was active in the local American Cancer Society. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. E.H. Denman and Jonathan Watson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lemme and Gurnia Luna Robinson and a grandchild, John Richard Foster. Survivors include her husband, John Bill Evins of Smithville. Three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Brent Foster of Lebanon, Judy and Ron Maxwell of Alabama, and Billie and Gregory Hodges of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Five grandchildren, Ginger Wenger of Smithville, Michelle Carson of Lebanon, A.J. Fedak of Alabama, and Erin Hodges and Jesse Hodges of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Five great grandchildren, Brady Foster and Evin Dyer of Smithville, Eli and Micha Carson of Lebanon, and Ike Fedak of Alabama. Four brothers, Hebron Robinson of Spencer and Floyd, Gene, and Johnny Robinson of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp and New Frontiers, in lieu of flowers.

Josie Ann Jones

Feb 26 2007

79 year old Josie Ann Jones of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a Baptist and a fourth generation white oak basket maker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Wright, Buford Bain, and Maurice Moore will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Washington and Angie Manus Davis; her husband, Joseph Jones, Sr.; brothers, Dewey, Fred, Thomas, William, and Lonnie Davis; and sisters, Myrtle and Ora Lee Thomas, Hattie Prater, and Stella McBroom. Survivors include three sons, Larry and his wife Peggy Jones of Lebanon, Classie \"Bob\" Jones of Smithville, and Arlin Jones of Smithville. Three daughters, Glenda Stanley, Clara Murphy, and Sharon Barnett all of Smithville. A sister, Mary Mooneyham of Woodbury. A brother, Jake and his wife Ruth Davis of Woodbury. Twelve grandchildren. Eight great grandchildren. Five sisters-in-law, Lois, Mary, Ida Pearl, Christine and Ruth Davis all of Woodbury. A brother-in-law, Homer McBroom of Woodbury. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Hoyte Mackie Vickers

Feb 28 2007

83 year old Hoyte Mackie Vickers of Liberty died Wednesday of an extended illness. He was a Cannon County native, a farmer, and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Richard Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Vera Overall Vickers. Survivors include his wife, Sudie Burger Vickers of Liberty. One sister, Geneva Judkins of Smithville. A brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Cecil and Wilma Burger of Smithville. A nephew as a son, Ricky and his wife Barbara Vickers of Liberty. Grandchildren, Eric, Kevin, and Elisha Vickers all of Liberty. Great grandchildren, Tyler and Karly Vickers of Liberty. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Sean Cantrell

Mar 1 2007

42 year old David Sean Cantrell of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a self employed lawn care worker and a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife Darice Hill Cantrell of Smithville. Two children, J.W. and his wife Kasey Cantrell of Smithville, and Steven Cantrell of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Sean Tyler and Peyton Aubrey Cantrell both of Smithville. His parents, Waniford and Kathryn Cantrell of Smithville. Two brothers, Steven and his wife Gloria of Washington, D.C. and Todd Cantrell of Franklin. One nephew, John Cantrell of Washington, D.C. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 3:00 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.

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