Obituaries

Mr. Milburn Rogers

Apr 28 2007

Funeral services are incomplete at this time for Mr. Milburn Rogers of Cookeville who passed away on Saturday evening at NHC in Sparta. He was 64 years old.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Milburn

Apr 30 2007

64 year old Milburn \"Smitty\" Rodgers of Cookeville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare in Sparta. He was retired from the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency and a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Little and Terry Redman will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milburn, Sr. and Claudine Rodgers. and a daughter, Tiffany Rodgers. Survivors include two sons, Milburn Rodgers III and his wife Patty of Carthage and John and his wife Terri Rodgers of North Carolina. One daughter, Camilla and her husband Hans Koeller of Colorado. Six grandchildren, Matthew and Nicklos Rodgers of Cookeville, Sean, Jasmaine, Justin and Malley Rodgers of North Carolina. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Keltonburg Cemetery in lieu of flowers.

Roger White Cook

Apr 30 2007

56 year old Roger White Cook of Watertown died Sunday at his residence. He was a lineman for Middle Tennessee Electric. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church where he was a member. Mike Hale and Alan Lyons will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl White and Mary Martin Cook. Survivors include his wife, Sue Hunt Cook of Watertown. Three children. Two sisters, Carol Gibbs of Dowelltown and Joann Cook. One brother, David Cook of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Mary Jane and her husband Billy Hooper of Smithville and Johnnie Ruth Hunt of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Gideon Bible Memorial Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Dr. Jerre Hale

May 4 2007

84 year old Dr. Jerre Hale of Smithville died early Friday morning at his residence.The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

H.J. Judkins

Apr 30 2007

88 year old H.J. Judkins, a well known nurseryman of Smithville, died Monday at his residence. He was a retired nurseryman and founder and former owner of H.J. Judkins & Son Nursery. Judkins was also an Honorary Lifetime member of the MTNA, AANA, SNA, and TNA Nurseryman's Associations. Judkins was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Mount View Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Violet and Lynn Russell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Josie Vanhooser Judkins; a son, Marlon Judkins; a granddaughter, Mary Claire Judkins; three brothers, Winfred, Grady, and Chris Judkins; and a sister, Mary Worcester. Survivors include his wife, Macon Knowles Judkins; two grandsons, Jim and Mac Judkins; a daughter-in-law, Leann Foutch Judkins all of Smithville. Two sisters, Audrey Jones and Gertha Anderson of Ohio. Special caretakers, Dianna Atnip and Ashley and Amanda Hobbs all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Mount View Primitive Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

Dr. Jerre Hale

May 4 2007

84 year old Dr. Jerre Hale of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a dentist for 39 years before retirement and a deacon and church moderator at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Dr. Hale was also a U.S. Navy veteran; speaker of the House of Delegates and in 1986 served as President of the Tennessee Dental Association. Dr. Hale served on the County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Planning Commission and Zoning Commission. He was a longtime voice of the DeKalb County Tigers in basketball and football as public address announcer and the school board recently paid tribute to him by naming the high school press box in his honor. Dr. Hale was also a member of the Smithville Public Housing Commission and he helped organize and was the first president of the Smithville Country Club. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Sunday from 1:00p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edward, Sr. and Sallie Bratten Hale and a brother, James Hale. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Tittsworth Hale of Smithville. Two sons, Jerre Ray, Jr. and his wife Kim Hale of Oklahoma and John M. Hale of Smithville. One daughter, Suzanne and her husband Bo Barbour of Virginia. Four grandchildren, Jerre Ray Hale III, Amanda Hale, Sara and her husband Doug Green and Holly Barbour. Five great grandchildren. One brother, J. Edward and his wife Gloria Hale of Liberty. One sister, Betty and her husband Harry Henderson of Martin. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center, in lieu of flowers.

Dessie Young

May 5 2007

68 year old Dessie Young died Saturday morning at NHC of Smithville. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Dessie Young

May 5 2007

68 year old Dessie Young of Sparta died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. She was retired from Omega Apparel. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Peeled Chestnut Church. Gary Farris will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Martha Dobson Hicks; three brothers, and two sisters. Survivors include her husband Willie Young of Sparta. Four children, Lloyd and his wife Raeanne Young of Michigan City Indiana, Gail and her husband Frosty Osborne of Rolling Prairie Indiana, Arlene and her husband James Daniels of Sparta, and Greg Young of Sparta. Thirteen grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren, one step great great grandchild, and three sisters. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.

Mary Taylor Estes

May 8 2007

69 year old Mary Taylor Estes of Smithville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George David and Ruth Earls Vaughn. Survivors include her husband, Freeland Estes of Smithville. One son, Charles Taylor of Liberty. One brother, David Vaughn of Crossville. One sister, Pat Sweeton. A half-brother, James Vaughn and a step brother, Russell McGee all of McMinnville. Five brothers and sisters-in-law, Louise Garrett of Liberty, Linda and her husband Ernie Taylor of McMinnville, Roy Taylor of Smithville, Marvin Taylor of McMinnville, and Lee and his wife Betty Taylor of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lorene Graham Tramel

Oct 2 2006

Lorene Graham Tramel of Nashville died Sunday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Phillips & Robinson Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Church Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hack Tramel and her parents, Henry and Della Moore Graham. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Hurt; two sons, H.D. and Ronnie Tramel; eleven grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren all of Nashville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Phillips & Robinson Funeral Home in Nashville. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

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