Obituaries

Tom H. Luna

Apr 11 2007

77 year old Tom H. Luna of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare of Smithville. He was a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church in the Jefferson Community. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran, and a retired manager of the Consumer Gas Station. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Greg Hibdon and Garry McBride will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife Lella Jean Luna; parents, Shelia and Lou Cantrell Luna; a grandson, Gregory Luna; sisters, Martha Judkins, Mary Edge, Emma Turner, and Dollie Frances Luna; and brothers, Brack Luna, Mag Luna, and Marshall Luna. Survivors include a son, Robert and his wife Tressia Luna of Smithville. Two daughters, Judy and her husband Ricky Bowman of Gordonsville, and Doris and her husband James Flickinger of Baxter. Six grandchildren, Regina Turner, Amy Phillips, Crystal Harville, Justin Luna, Westley Shoemake, and Josh Bowman. Five great grandchildren, Darrian Turner, Alexis Harville, Allan Luna, James White Luna, and Elaina Bryce Turner. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Davis Judkins

Apr 12 2007

68 year old Jerry Davis Judkins of McMinnville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was a DeKalb County native, a graduate and star athlete at Dibrell High School, a retired nurseryman, and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. David J. Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The Judkins family will receive friends Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his father, Elzie Brown Judkins and a daughter, Paula Jean Judkins. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Gonzalez Judkins of McMinnville; his mother, Katie Davis Judkins Young of McMinnville; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Morris Hobbs, Connie and Tooter Bell all of McMinnville, and Rene and Michael Henderson of Flower Mound, Texas; a step-son and his wife, Alberto (Lailo) and Elena Mendez; a step-daughter, Viridiana (Viri) Gonzalez; a brother, Jack Judkins of McMinnville; grandchildren, Ben, Brad and Amy Hobbs, Alexandria Bell, and Catherine Jean (C.J.) Henderson; step-grandchildren, Alexis, Elena Nicole, and Edwin Mendez, and Marvin Gonzalez; a niece and her husband Jackie and Wayne Ray, and many other friends and family members. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

Jul 21 2007

Eugene Darnell

Apr 14 2007

53 year old Eugene Darnell of Brush Creek died Thursday at his residence after an extended illness. He was a Pentecostal and was pastor at the House of Prayer for ten years. He was also a retired iron worker and member of the Iron Worker's Local 492. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Brown, Jerry Braswell, and Phillip Bandy will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Kimbro and Minnie Lee Swoape Darnell; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Darnell. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Darnell of Brush Creek. Two children, Tammy and her husband Chad Coppinger of Short Mountain and Jeremy and his wife Kristy Darnell of Hartsville. Three grandchildren, Wesley and Pacey Coppinger and Samantha Darnell. Three brothers, Horace Darnell of Lebanon, and Buddy and Jimmy Darnell of Normandy. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with expenses in lieu of flowers.

Reba Louise Cantrell

Apr 12 2007

61 year old Reba Louise Cantrell of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a cafeteria worker for DeKalb Middle School and a member of the Mount Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk and Phillip Luna will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Garland Hale; a sister, Brenda Hale; and a niece, Traci Danielle Hale. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Cantrell of Smithville. A daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Marvin Hale of Woodbury. A son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Tonya Cantrell of Woodbury. Four grandchildren, Alisha Hale, Zachary Cantrell, Kelly Cantrell, and Eli Cantrell of Woodbury. Her mother, Louise Mears Hale of Smithville. Three sisters, Joyce Mathis, Wanda Byford, and Gail and Wayne Young all of Smithville. One brother, Danny Hale of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Frances Gothard Chamberlain

Apr 17 2007

83 year old Sarah Frances Gothard Chamberlain of Nashville died Tuesday at Southern Hills Hospital. She was a secretary at the Nashville Board of Education and a member of the Brentwood Hills Church of Christ. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Lee and Athon Taylor Gothard; her husband, Milford Dudley Chamberlain; and a sister, Georgia Johns. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Pat Simpson of Nashville. Two grandchildren, Justin and Katherine Simpson and Barbara Simpson all of Nashville. Two brothers, Karl Gothard of Smithville and Walter and Naomi Gothard of Madison. Two sisters, Alice and Wallace McClary of Nashville and Lillian and James Ed Rice of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Oma Ruth Chapman

Apr 21 2007

86 year old Oma Ruth Chapman of Pulaski died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in Prospect, Tennessee and was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the chapel of Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Wayne Pagel will officiate and burial will be in the Giles Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Chapman; two sisters, Goldie Garner and Marjorie Hutton; and four brothers, Woodrow Rogers, Hugh Rogers, Joe Mack Rogers, and Buddy Rogers. Survivors include her son, Kelly Rogers Chapman of Cloudcroft, New Mexico; her daughter, Donna Gulley and husband Dan Gulley of Smithville; two sisters, Sue Gaines of Fayetteville and Peggy Ellison of Powder Springs, Georgia; and four grandchildren, Isaac and Jennifer Chapman and Caleb and Joshua Gulley. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Alice Faye Bandy Selby

Apr 23 2007

53 year old Alice Faye Bandy Selby of Sparta died Saturday at Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home Chapel and burial will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 4:00 p.m. Monday. Survivors include her husband, Lonnie D. Selby, Sr. of Sparta. Children, Ryan Stewart and his wife Megan of Sparta, Dewayne Selby and his wife Missy of Sparta, and Nichole Plunkett and her husband Tommy of Sparta. Her mother, Dora Bandy Selby of Sparta. Two brothers, Floyd Bandy of Lineville, Alabama and Mark Bandy and his wife Joy of Sparta. Seven grandchildren, Dane Selby, T.J. Plunkett, Kennedy Selby, Nicholas Plunkett, Lillian Stewart Logan Stewart, and Marlo Selby. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Sandra Kaye Knowles Ramsey

Apr 23 2007

43 year old Sandra Kaye Knowles Ramsey of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dennis Wood and Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Young Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, James Clifton Knowles. Survivors include her husband, Darrell Ramsey of Smithville. Her mother, Reba Poss Knowles of Smithville. Her father in law, Bro. Ray Ramsey of Smithville; One brother and sister-in-law, Dwight and Donna Knowles of Smithville. One sister, Vickie Knowles of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. Two sisters-in-law, Rhonda Ramsey of Smithville and Kimberly Dishman of Smithville. Mother-in-law, Norma Sue Ramsey of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Andrew Bryant Ferris

Apr 24 2007

18 year old Andrew Bryant Ferris died Monday night at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital from injuries he received in an automobile accident. The funeral will be Thursday at 2pm at Dekalb Funeral Chapel. Frances Foster will officiate and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2pm til 9pm and Thursday from 10 am until time of service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Howard Ferris and an uncle, Ronnie McBride. He is survived by his mother, Angela Ferris of Smithville. His father, Steve Ferris of Mount Juliet. His maternal grandparents, Carl and Frances McBride of Smithville. Paternal grandmother, Kate Ferris of Mt. Juliet. An aunt, Cindy Powell of Hermitage. An uncle, Grover Moss of Hermitage. Aunts, Sarah Ferris, Jenny Ferris, and Lori Ferris of Mount Juliet and a cousin: Jonathan Powell of Hermitage. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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