Obituaries

Juan Carlos Garcia

Dec 27 2006

20 year old Juan Carlos Garcia of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a construction worker. He was preceded in death by his father, Fidel Garcia Romo. He is survived by his mother, Antonia Garcia of Mexico and a brother, Fabian Garcia of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The body will be sent back to Mexico for burial.

Jessie Baliff Fuson

Dec 28 2006

97 year old Jessie Baliff Fuson of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Shop Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Ken Tramel will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Paul Baliff and Toy J. Fuson; two brothers, Walter and Bob Vandergriff; and two sisters, Vera Hall and Amber Vandergriff. Survivors include two daughters, Paulette Carter of Lawrenceburg and Peggy and her husband Ken Tramel of Lebanon. Six grandchildren, Angie and Johnny Farr, and Steve and Krystal Carter all of Lawrenceburg, Chris and Linda Carter of Ethridge, and Bruce and Susan Carter of Lexington, Stephanie and Brad McKeehan of Johnson City, and Paul and Kimberly Tramel of Lebanon. Ten great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Aubrey Love Young

Dec 31 2006

65 year old Aubrey Love Young of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was retired from Carrier and was a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bratton Tucker and Danny Schofield will officiate and burial will be in the Youngbend Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Forrest and Eula Estill Knowles Young and a brother, Barney Lee Young. Survivors include his wife Donna Rankhorn Young of Smithville. Three daughters, Rebecca (Bekki) and her husband Greg Goats of Nolensville, Wendy and her husband Patrick Conners of Smithville and Julie and her husband Clay Myers of McMinnville. One son, Wayne and his wife Trina Young of Rock Island. Eleven grandchildren and one sister, Estill Ferrell of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tommy J. Patrick

Jan 2 2006

63 year old Tommy J. Patrick of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from the Murrey Guard Company, a member of the Seventh Day Church of God, and he served in the United States Army. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jim Short will officate and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Hillis Patrick and a brother, James Patrick. Survivors include his wife of 45 years Reda Patrick of Smithville. Three daughters, Janice Kaye Patrick and Sandra Rupp both of Indiana. A brother, Barry Jones of Bone Cave and two sisters, Betty Green of McMinnville and Mary Williams of Morrison. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses in lieu of flowers.

Jerry Clifton Smith

Jan 2 2007

69 year old Jerry Clifton Smith, Pastor of the Smithville Church of the Nazarene, died Friday in Mexico. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home. Charles Knight and Ron McCormack, District Superintendent of the Nazarene Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. The body will be at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville on Wednesday where the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The body will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home Thursday where the family will receive friends after 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sarah Pritchett Smith. Children, Randy \"Bubba\" Smith and his wife Arlene of Brush Creek, Shane Smith and his wife Amy of Gordonsville, Connie Rodriguez and her husband Ruben of Brush Creek, Sonja Allen and her husband Sam of Coalmont, Debbie Bush and her husband James of Gordonsville, and Linda Pritchett of Smithville. Fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive along with brothers and sisters, Robert A. and his wife Geraldine Smith of Mount Juliet, Frank D. and his wife Lucille Smith of Lebanon, Sarah Lou and her husband R.L. Payne of Brush Creek, Betty Jo Jones of Lebanon, Rosie and her husband T.J. Jones of Lebanon, and Troy and his wife Estella Smith of Gordonsville. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to help pay the expense of returning the body from Mexico in care of the Smithville Church of the Nazarene, P.O Box 614, Smithville 37166 or to the Church Fund or to Gideons International.

Rosie Emma Luna

Jan 2 2007

76 year old Rosie Emma Luna of Sparta died Tuesday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Taylor Providence Church where she was a member. Harold Robinson and Alton Caldwell will officiate and burial will be in the Taylor Providence Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Caney and Candice Stewart Luna; her husband, Wilburn Lee Luna; three brothers, Boston, Benjamin, and Allen Luna; and two sisters, Nell Corbitt and Rachel Luna. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia and her husband Claude Griffin; two sons, Wilburn and his wife Linda Luna and James Leon Luna all of Sparta. Eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Two brothers, Beecher Luna of McMinnville and Billy Luna of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Lazarus House Hospice.

Nina R. Self

Jan 4 2007

57 year old Nina R. Self of McMinnville died Thursday at her residence. She was a member of the Baptist church and a factory worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home. Larry Neal and Larry Self will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie Mai Pedigo Cantrell, a daughter Tammy R. Tate, a nephew Terry E. Miller, and her grandparents. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy L. Self of McMinnville. Her father and step-mother, Alton and Elizabeth Bain of Smithville. Two sons, Timmy L. Bain and Thomas Cripps of McMinnville. A step-daughter, Luann Cantrell of Lebanon. Brothers, James A. Bain of Cookeville, Toy (Buck) and his wife Rose Bain of Smithville and Kenny L. and his wife Deborah Bain of Smithville. Sisters, Sammie D. Hillis, Eva Mai and her husband Jessie Roberts, Annetta Bain, and Doreta Taylor all of McMinnville. Eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Vergia Rebecca Blair

Jan 4 2007

88 year old Vergia Rebecca Blair of Smithville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ricky Arnold and Reed Arnold will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Levet and Estilla Moser Hubbard; her husband, Calvin Blair; a son, Eugene Blair; two brothers, Alton and Alvis Hubbard; and two sisters, Ophie Moser and Nettie Johnson. Survivors include three children, Dean Turner, Paul and his wife Gail Blair, and Brenda and her husband George Colgan all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Judy Thompson, Rita Franklin, Jill Davis, Scott Turner, Dawn Davis, and Tonnette Boyd. Eighteen great grandchildren and fourteen great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Viola Schneider Scott

Jan 5 2007

80 year old Viola Schneider Scott of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a retired registered nurse, and an employee of Collier Ford. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dennis Clark will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius Frederick and Meta Roher Schneider. Survivors include three children, Harry Wayne Loveless of Lake Worth, Florida; Lawrence Dale Loveless of Sparta, and Carol Jean Loveless of Chicago, Illinois. One sister, Grace Marie Holverstott of Elijay, Georgia. Six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dewey Lee Love

Jan 6 2007

85 year old Dewey Lee Love of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a Baptist and he served as Mayor of Smithville from 1986 to 1988. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Don Davidson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. A Masonic service will be held Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Era Lawrence Love; his wife Margaret Ducker Love; and brothers, Alfred and Alvie Love. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jim Stapp of Smithville. One nephew, Jason Love of Cookeville. He is also survived by Margaret and Rob Bockoven, Tara and Aaron Bockoven, and Chris and Matthew Cantrell all of Smithville. Special caregiver, Gayra Sanders. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. The family requests that donations be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or the Real Life Community Church in lieu of flowers.

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