Obituaries

Robert Harry Hooper

Aug 8 2006

81 year old Robert Harry Hooper of Smithville died Monday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church and a retired self employed carpenter. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Maggie Turner Hooper; three brothers, Allen Hooper, Clyde Hooper, and Eddie Hooper. One sister, Louise Story. Survivors include his wife, Billie Ruth Webb Hooper; one son, Tommy Hooper; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Henry Roberson and Kathy and David Hendrixson all of Smithville. One grandson, Gregory and his wife Kayla Hooper of McMinnville. Two granddaughters, Sondja and Todd McLaughlin of Smithville and Christy and Mark Steel of Cookeville. Two great granddaughters, Jacklyne McLaughlin of Smithville and Kristen Steel of Cookeville. Three brothers and sisters-in-law, T.M. and Juanita Hooper of Smithville, Jack and Marlys Hooper of California, and Billy and his wife Mary Jane Hooper of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Beulah Belle

Aug 7 2006

93 year old Beulah Belle \"Shorty\" Jennings of Alexandria died Sunday at her residence. She was a teacher and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. She was born in Burkesville, Kentucky. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Vanatta Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ada Kate Wisdom Mayfield; her husband, Charles P. Jennings; daughters, Jolene and Charlene Jennings; a son, Bill Jennings; a sister, Clara; a half-sister, Louise; and brothers, Walter, Edward,and Lawrence. She is survived by children, Daris and her husband Jimmy Mullinax and Bob and his wife Cheryl Jennings all of Alexandria. A half-sister, Betty Coleman of Celina. Grandchildren, Ria and her husband Ricky Baker of Alexandria, Beki and her husband John Scott Morgan of Huntsville, Alabama, Stacy and her husband Dewayne Martin of Alexandria, Bryan and his wife Tonya Jennings of Grant, Mike and his wife Leslie Emmy of Lebanon, Angie and her husband Mike Choate of Cookeville, and Dustin Jennings, Christopher Jennings, and Crystal Jennings all of Panama City, Florida. Great grandchildren, Tori and Derrick Baker and Zack and Ethan Martin all of Alexandria, Allie and Grayson Emmy of Lebanon, Haley and Katie Choate of Cookeville, and Josie and Hannah Jennings of Grant. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Dale Paul

Aug 9 2006

53 year old Michael Dale Paul of McMinnville died Saturday at his residence. A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Plainview Cemetery in the Cassville Community. Survivors include a brother and his wife, Darrell and Shirley Paul of Sparta and a sister, Lois Pebley of Cookeville. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Jewell Brown Ferrell

Aug 7 2006

75 year old Mr. Jewell Brown Ferrell died Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are incomplete

Jewell Brown Ferrell

Aug 7 2006

75 year old Jewell Brown Ferrell of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church and a retired construction worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie J. and Annie Green Colwell Ferrell; children, Gary \"Pony\" Ferrell and Dennis Ferrell; brothers, Charlie and Alfred Ferrell; and sisters, Lucille Scott and Nancy Jean Ferrell. Survivors include his wife, Jobyna Ferrell of Smithville. Seven sons, Larry, Charles, Chris, Jeff, Terry, and Scott Ferrell all of Smithville and Wayne Ferrell of Woodland. Four step-sons, Ricky Devault and Tony Devault both of Smithville and Greg and Todd Strange both of Warren County. Sisters, Emma Corbitt and Myrtle McQuerry both of Lebanon and Christine Johnson of Smithville. Ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church or to the American Cancer Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gloria Jean Lawrence

Aug 9 2006

58 year old Gloria Jean Lawrence of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Brethren In Christ. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Larry Steffee will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank \"Buffalo\" and Emogene Lawrence; a brother, Leonard Lane Lawrence; and a niece, Mandy Gayle Winchester. Survivors include three daughters, Sherrie and her husband Johnny Bluhm, Melissa and her husband Homer Petty, and Donna Estes all of Smithville. Two grandsons, Andy Checchi of Florida and Anthony Petty of Smithville. One special grandson, Christopher Lawrence of Springfield. Five granddaughters, Kerry Johnson, Misty Walker, Misty Petty, Amy and Kasey Estes all of Smithville. Four great grandchildren, Aaliyah and Isaiah Cummings, Hannah and Issas Walker all of Smithville. Three brothers, Frank and Shelly Lawrence, Ricky Lawrence, and Michael Lawrence all of Smithville. A sister, Julie and her husband Bobby Pulley of Springfield. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the DeKalb County Humane Society and the American Cancer Society.

Hazel Belle Tisdale McDowell

Aug 9 2006

71 year old Hazel Belle Tisdale McDowell of Dowelltown died Tuesday night at NHC Health Care Center in Smithville. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home. Jimmy Tisdale and James Lee Williams will officiate and burial will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She is survived by two sisters, Ethel Williams of Paducah, Kentucky and Eva Mullican of Detroit, Michigan. Four brothers, John and his wife Floy Tisdale of White House, Lloyd Tisdale of Smithville, Willie and his wife Peggy Tisdale of Hickman, and Bobby and his wife Pannie Tisdale of New Middleton. A sister-in-law, Ruby Tisdale of Lebanon. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Chester Hendrixson

Aug 13 2006

76 year old Chester Hendrixson of Dowelltown died Sunday of an extended illness at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, an auto mechanic, and a farmer. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow with Military Honors at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m.until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claud and Callie Bain Hendrixson. Survivors include two children, Debbie and her husband Jim Huddleston of Smyrna and Chris and his wife Jennifer Hendrixson of Dowelltown. Five grandchildren, Brittany, Stephanie, Emily, Cristin, and Ashley. One sister, Ione Ellis of Dowelltown and companion Sharon Hindsley of Dowelltown. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Winnie Ola Haley

Aug 13 2006

93 year old Winnie Ola Haley of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and former owner of the Dairy Bell Restaurant. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Abraham and Dossie Lee Adcock Young; her husband, George Elton Haley; four brothers, Greg, George, Orvin, and Bill Young; and two sisters, Rosha Henderson and Sirtie Orrick. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Wilburn and Bev Haley of Metamora, Michigan and Charles and Debra Haley of Oxford, Michigan. Two daughters and sons-in-law, Geneva and Gordon DeLandsheer of Smithville and Linda and Harry Cantrell of Gallatin. One brother and sister-in-law, J.T. and Mable Young of Smithville. Three sisters, Emma Smith of Woodbury, Onie Orrick of California, and Birchie Jeffries of Smithville. Thirteen grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to St. Jude's or an organization of your choice.

Christine Cantrell

Aug 16 2006

77 year old Christine Cantrell of the Keltonburg Community died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was a housewife and a member of the Keltonburg United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Keltonburg Methodist Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Elsie Patton Neely; two sisters, Thelma Cope and Dorothy Jean Raymond Adcock. Survivors include her husband Bernice Cantrell; one daughter, Sherree and her husband Brett Curtis; two sons, Michael and his wife Betty Cantrell and Douglas and his wife Lynn Cantrell all of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, Anthony, Tony, Corey, and Chad Cantrell, Brent Turner, and Courtney and Allison Curtis all of Smithville, and Tonya Moore of Murfreesboro. Nine great grandchildren, Ethan, Payton, Raven, and Eli Cantrell and Sydney Turner all of Smithville, Luke Moore of Murfreesboro, Jenna Cantrell of Smithville, Matthew Moore of Murfreesboro, and Ansley Cantrell of Smithville. Two brothers, Clarence Neely of Smithville and Bryan Neely of McMinnville. Two sisters, Vivian Vickers of Cookeville and Karen Goins of Manchester. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until the service time at 11:00 a.m.

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