Obituaries

Woodrow Wilson Bratcher

Dec 11 2006

87 year old Woodrow Wilson Bratcher of Smithville died Sunday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Junior Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in Oak Grove 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 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Entha Gilbert Bratcher; his wife, Emma Bratcher; and four brothers, Joe, James, Robert, and John Bratcher. Survivors include a son, Jesse and his wife Tabby Bratcher of Manchester; a daughter, Lois Ann and her husband Charlie Milligan, Jr.; five grandchildren, Johnathan Bratcher of Japan, Chris, Jarrett, and Matthew Bratcher of Manchester, and Jerry Rutledge of McMinnville. Two great grandchildren. A sister, Dorothy Gribble of Manchester. A brother, Hollis Bratcher of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Matt Bates

Dec 8 2006

18 year old Matt Bates of Smithville died Thursday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville First Free Wil Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Young and Mark Kennedy will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Boyd Culwell and his paternal grandparents, Homer and Juanita Bates. Survivors include his mother, Deborah Bates; his father Tony Bates; a sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Luke Judkins; his grandmother, Linda Culwell; a niece and a nephew, Faith and Eli Judkins all of Smithville. Several aunts and uncles also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the Upper Cumberland Youth Camp.

Fermon Brown Culwell

Dec 9 2006

79 year old Fermon Brown Culwell of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a self employed nurseryman and he attended the Old Fashion Free Will Baptist Church. Culwell was also a U.S. Navy and Army Veteran and served during the Korean War time. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Lera Summers Culwell; his wife, Ravanell Culwell; a brother, Boyd Culwell; and a sister Evie Colwell. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Deborah Culwell of Smithville. A grandson, Tommy and his wife Erin Culwell of McMinnville. A granddaughter, Christ and her husband Wayne Newby of McMinnville. A great grandson, Austin Newby of McMinnville. A brother, Floyd Culwell of Smithville. Three sisters, Frances Hullett, Ocie Marie Arnold, and Wanda Cantrell all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Lazarus House Hospice in lieu of flowers.

Jeffrey Lynn (Mutt) Wilson

Dec 10 2006

42 year old Jeffrey Lynn (Mutt) Wilson of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Hospital of an extended illness. He was a Cannon County native, a member of the Smithville Church of God, and a maintenance worker at Richland Retirement Home. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Greg Mitchell will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Floy D. Wilson; his father, Henry Hibdon; and his brother, Charles Wilson. Survivors include sisters, Emma Conatser of Smithville, Faye and her husband Ronnie Bedwell, Betty Duke, Debra Campbell, and Crystal Robinson all of Woodbury. Brothers, Wayne Wilson of Nashville, Bobby Wilson of Woodbury, and Jimmy and his wife Peggy Wilson of Woodbury. His ex-wife is Brenda Gamble Wilson of Smithville. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Ellis Ferrell

Dec 11 2006

62 year old Joe Ellis Ferrell of Rock Island died Sunday at River Park Hospital of McMinnville. He was retired from Guthrie Nursery and a member of the Covenant Fellowship Baptist Church of Morrison. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Vella Young Ferrell; a sister, Gladys Earles; and four brothers, Thomas, Toy, Paul,and J.E. Ferrell. Survivors include his wife, Rachel Johnson Ferrell; Two sons, Joe Howard Ferrell and Mark and his wife, Marsha Ferrrell; and one granddaughter, Gabrielle Elyse Ferrell of Rock Island. Five brothers, Raymond Ferrell of Spencer, Ben Ferrell of McMinnville, Troy Ferrell of Altamont, Johnny Ferrell of Centertown, and Jimmy Ferrell of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 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.

Thelma Nell Cantrell

Dec 11 2006

77 year old Thelma Nell Cantrell of Smithville, former owner and operator of Houston's Jewelry, died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Johnson's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Johnson's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Cantrell; her parents, Robert and Mary Ann Johnson Maynard; and two brothers, Howard and Furman Maynard. Survivors include a nephew, Michael Maynard of Sparta. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Hurl and his wife Waltyne Cantrell of Sparta, Magdalene Cantrell of Smithville, Brenda and her husband R.V. Billings of Sparta, Phyllis and her husband Bob Malone of North Carolina, Janice Cantrell of Sparta, Debbie and her husband Jerry Luna of Sparta, and several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Oleda Kerr

Dec 14 2006

54 year old Frances Oleda Kerr died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Frances Oleda Hale Kerr

Dec 14 2006

54 year old Frances Oleda Hale Kerr of Dowelltown died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was a nurse, a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life where she was also a youth leader. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her father, Bratten Hale; a brother, David Hale; her maternal grandparents, Cridner and Nancy Martin; and her paternal grandparents, Cecil and Lela Hale. Survivors include her parents, Frances and Louis Foster of Smithville. A sister, Doretta and her husband Jerry Hutchins of Smithville. A step-sister, Donna Swain of Memphis. Two nephews, Jerry and his wife Laura Hutchins of Dowelltown and Chris and his wife Leslie Phillips of Chicago. One niece, Jerretta and her husband Terry Certain of Murfreesboro. A step-nephew, Hunter Swain of Colorado. Great nieces and nephews, David, Katelin, and Kristen Hutchins of Dowelltown, and Joel and Grace Certain of Murfreesboro. Several aunts and uncles also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Hobert Estell Trusty

Dec 15 2006

82 year old Hobert Estell Trusty of Lebanon died Thursday at his residence. He was retired from Lebanon Woolen Mill and he attended the Fairview Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dr. James Hutchings will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cohen and Aurbie Midgett Trusty and a sister, Alma Graves. Survivors include his wife, Helen Lockhart Trusty; a son Fred and his wife Peggy Trusty all of Lebanon. Two grandsons, David and his wife Kelly Trusty of Watertown and Michael and his wife Kaycee Trusty of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Darvin Trusty both of Watertown. Two sisters, Katherine and her husband David Beal and Dorothy and her husband George Moss all of Lebanon. One sister-in-law, Sadie Trusty of Riddleton. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m.

Athelene Hullett Young

Dec 19 2006

77 year old Athelene Hullett Young of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was retired from Kington Timer and a member of the Pomeroy Chapel Brethren-In Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Allen and John David Wilson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 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 her parents, John B. and Minnie Pack Hullett; two brothers, E.J. and Carroll Hullett; and a sister, Corrine Hullet. Survivors include her husband T.J. Young; a son, Jackie and his wife Patsy Young; and a daughter, Jannie and her husband Larry Evans all of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Neal Young, Amanda and Brad Townsend all of Smithville, Garry Evans of Texas, Kerrie and Steven Gunter of Wisconsin, and Brad and Ronica Evans of Smithville. Five great grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob, and Breanna Townsend and Brady and Neely Evans all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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