Obituaries

Joan Faye Fitts

Mar 23 2007

72 year old Joan Faye Fitts of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Byron Fitts; her parents, Haskel and Loretta Slatton Young; two brothers, Morris and Gene Young and a sister, Joy Leighty. Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Knopp of Smithville. Two sons, Ricky Fitts of Smithville and Jeremy Fitts of Nashville. Three grandchildren, Carrie Talley of Alexandria and Kayla Edwards and Derrick Fitts both of Smithville. Two sisters, Betty Sue Herndon of Smithville and Patricia Ann Sain of Hermitage. Many nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roger Lee Cantrell

Mar 23 2007

45 year old Roger Lee Cantrell of Smithville died Friday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was a boilermaker and welder and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason and Bransford England will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Harmon and Ruby Walker Cantrell. Survivors include a daughter, Hannah Grace Creasey of Lascassas. Three sisters, Lena Mullican of Smithville, Rose Ann and Jack Kile of Gatlinburg, and Linda and Hillary Suddarth of Castalian Springs. Local aunts and uncles, Helen and Herman Roller of Rock Island, Atwood and Eula Cantrell of Smithville, and Velma Walker of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:30 p.m. until the service at 3:30 p.m. The family requests that donations be made to the Calvary Baptist Church or Hospice of Murfreesboro in lieu of flowers

Vinnie Vaylene Lindsey Roberts

Mar 23 2007

The funeral for 87 year old Vinnie Vaylene Lindsey Roberts will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial will be in the New Home Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. at the Baxter Funeral Home and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Survivors include a step-daughter, Loraine Roberts and three sisters, Veda Dew and Rebecca Wallace. Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Henry Kittrell Elrod

Mar 24 2007

90 year old Henry Kittrell Elrod of the Johnson's Chapel Community died Friday at White County Hospital. Elrod was a retired teacher from the DeKalb County School System, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, and a member of the Peeled Chestnut Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Thomas Davis will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Elrod was preceded in death by parents, George W. and Maude Kittrell Elrod, Sr.; a brother, George Elrod, Jr., and three sisters, Geraldine Elrod, Fannie Vinson, and Maude Keesling. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, James and Faye Elrod of Manchester and four nephews and two nieces. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.

Elizabeth Lindsey Burton

Mar 26 2007

The funeral for 74 year old Elizabeth Lindsey Burton will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This will be a joint funeral service with Vinnie Vaylene Lindsey Roberts. Burial will be in the Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery. Survivors include two sisters, Veda Dew and Rebecca Wallace. Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. at the funeral home and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Sherwood Burt

Mar 26 2007

70 year old Sherwood Burt of the Dry Creek Community died Monday evening. He is survived by his wife Helen Burt. The funeral arrangements are incomplete. A complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Robert D. (Bob) Jones

Mar 27 2007

70 year old Robert D. \"Bob\" Jones of Liberty died Tuesday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a Catholic, a U.S. Army Veteran, and a retired office worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence P. and Bernadette Jones. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Charles P. and Lee Jones of Orchard Lake, Michigan. Nieces, Linda Mahoney and her husband John Wanamaker, Karen Roberts, and Paula Roberts. Nephews, Michael and his wife Cindy Mahoney, and James Jones. Great nieces, Kelly Roberts and Crystal Roberts Rowe. Great nephews, Sean Mahoney, Charles Roberts, and Andrew Weiss. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sherwood D. Burt

Mar 27 2007

70 year old Sherwood D. Burt of Dowelltown died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a retired employee of Ross Gear. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents,Marcus Dewitt and Emma Elwood Holt Burt and a step-son, Rickie Parsley. Survivors include his wife, Helen Burt of Dowelltown. Four children, Terri and her husband D.A. Bott of Ohatchee, Alabama, Donna and her husband Don Hulteen of Lincoln, Alabama, Tina and her husband Johnny Mixon of Sonewall, Mississippi, and Robert Burt of Ohatchee, Alabama. Four step-children, Phillip and his wife Janice Parsley of Smyrna, Deborah Lynn O'Conner of Goodlettsville, Larry and his wife Miriam Parsley of Smyrna, and Vicki and her husband Kenneth Corley of Alexandria. A sister-in-law, Audrey Frazier of Smithville. Six grandchildren and several great grandchildren, ten step-grandchildren and fourteen step great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Harry Gordon Foutch

Mar 29 2007

95 year old former Trustee and County Judge Harry Gordon Foutch of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center. He served as DeKalb County Judge and Trustee for a total of 12 years. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a member of the American Legion. Foutch also formerly worked as a Federal Loan Officer for the Small Business Administration in Nashville and he was a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jonathan Watson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Cora Close Foutch; his wife, Irene Wheat Foutch; and a brother, Clyde Foutch. Survivors include daughters, Helen Malone and Harriett and her husband Wayne Cantrell of Smithville. Grandchildren, Nancy and her husband Roger Waynick of Brentwood, Richard Malone of Frisco, Texas, and Garth and Elise Cantrell of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Will, Roger, and Katie Waynick and Henry Malone. A brother, Osborne Foutch of Lebanon, and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in lieu of flowers, in memory of Mr. Foutch.

James Tommy Johnson

Mar 27 2007

70 year old James Tommy Johnson of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a self employed carpenter. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Charles Ritchey will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Newt Johnson. Survivors include his mother, Mary Ella Hughes of Smithville. Five daughters, Judy Thomason and Rita Franklin of Smithville, Melissa, Linda, and Gail Johnson all of Nashville and thirteen grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that all donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

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