Obituaries

Dawn Hiser Braswell

Sep 25 2006

74 year old Dawn Hiser Braswell of Murfreesboro and formerly of Smithville died Sunday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was a retired merchant at Braswell Bootery and a member of the First Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Hiser and Ida Mae Shaw Braswell and her husband Gerald Braswell. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and John Colvert of Murfreesboro and Beverly and Kevin Kelly of Franklin. Five grandchildren, Kelly Wiley, Baker Colvert, and Grant Colvert all of Murfreesboro, Elliot, and Everett Kelly both of Franklin. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ray Richardson

Sep 25 2006

77 year old Ray Richardson of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Raymond Richardson

Sep 25 2006

77 year old Raymond D. Richardson of Holiday Haven Road died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center of an extended illness. He was self-employed and a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Stringer will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 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, Andrew and Mary Jane Conner Richardson. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Richardson of Smithville. Four sons, Anthony, Raymond, Clifford, and Phillip Richardson all of Lakeland, Florida. One daughter, Carol Cooke of Georgia. A step-daughter, Dianne and her husband Buddy Emberton of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two step grandchildren and one step great grandson. Two brothers, Cleston Eugene Richardson of Lakeland, Florida and John Wesley Richardson of Gade City, Florida. Two sisters, Christine Robinson and Lorene Combee both of Florida. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia P. Taylor

Sep 25 2006

60 year old Patricia P. Taylor of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete .

Patricia P. Taylor

Sep 26 2006

60 year old Patricia P. Taylor of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist, a homemaker, and a former employee of Hardee's in Smithville. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Murphy will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Paul and Naomi Magnum Taylor Blackwell. Survivors include four sisters, Shirley Burlison of Mount Juliet, Linda Maupin of Hendersonville, Shelia Clark of Texas, and Nancy Taylor of White House. Five brothers, James Taylor of Oklahoma, William Taylor of Columbia, Roy Lee Taylor of Smithville, Donald Taylor of California, and Johnny Clifton Taylor of Texas. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9;00 p.m. and Thursday from noon until the service at 3:00 p.m.

Gracie Parsley Jones

Sep 26 2006

85 year old Gracie Parsley Jones of Woodbury died Monday of an extended illness. She was a Cannon County native, a member of the Church of Christ, and a retired employee of the Colonial Corporation. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Herb Alsup will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Martha Dockery Parsley; her husband, Frank H. (Casey) Jones; a son and daughter-in-law, Laymon and Pat Jones; seven brothers and sisters, Jessie Parsley, Anderson Parsley, Bob Parsley, Bertie Melton, Mammie Quattlebaum, Verna White, and Georgia Keaton. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Julie Parsley of Woodbury. Nine grandchildren, Melinda and her husband Darrell Snyder, Greta and her husband Butch Stone, Andrew and his wife Michelle Parsley, Tyler and his wife Jessie Parsley, Ricky and his wife Tammy Jones, Nan Miller, Jackie and his wife Becky Jones, Peggy and her husband Riley Trammel, and several nieces and nephews. Twenty seven great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mark Smith Loring

Sep 28 2006

48 year old Mark Smith Loring of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Life Pentecostal Church where he was a member. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. All EMS and Fire Department employees are asked to be Honorary Pallbearers and to wear their uniforms. He was the son of the late Charles and Nancy Loring. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Loring of Smithville. Two sons, Charles Adam Loring and Mark Stephen Loring both of Smithville. Three brothers, Bob Loring of Gallatin, Joe Loring of Hermitage, and Michael and his wife Regina Loring of Westmoreland. Three sisters, Jackie and her husband Dale Bockman of Augusta, Georgia; Charlene and her husband Danny Foutch of Mount Juliet; and Edith Loring of Atlanta, Georgia. His mother-in-law and father-in-law, Betty and Billy Arnold of Camden. Several nieces and nephews and a host of friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday 2:00 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. The family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer or Lymphoma Society, in lieu of flowers.

Juanita Bates

Oct 1 2006

75 year old Juanita Bates of Smithville died Sunday at her residence. She was retired from Mallaries Timers in Sparta and a member of the Brethren In Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. John David Wilson will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.; Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Velma Clemens Johnson; her husband, Lee Homer Bates; children, Wanda Kay Pack, Sharon Ann Whitworth, Sandra Bates, and Donald Bates. Survivors include four daughters, Thelma and her husband Bobby (Stub) Martin of Smithville, Janet Hawker of Smithville, Peggy Colwell of Sparta and Louise Arnold of Smithville. Four sons, Tony Bates, Kenny and his wife Maria Bates, Wayne and his wife Vickie Bates all of Smithville and Eddie Carmel and his wife Dorothy Johnson of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Misty Martin, Christopher Martin, Brandon and Braxton White, Megan Hawker, Jennifer Judkins, Matt Bates, John, Amanda, Nathan, Emily, and Joey Bates, Angel Burrage, Junior and Jimmy Johnson, Jennia Poss, and Stuart Colwell, Bobby Jo Ann Pack, Lee and Andy Pack, Donnie Barnes, and Renee Gilman. One brother, Kenneth and his wife Betty Johnson of Rock Island. Two sisters, Trixie Linder of Indiana and Mai Griffin of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Zella League

Oct 2 2006

88 year old Zella League of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a retired teacher at Smithville Head Start and a member of the Northside Church of Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burnes Lyons will officiate and burial will be in the Baker Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sterling and Dessie Starks. Survivors include a son, Jeff League of Smithville. One granddaughter, Shanessa League and one great grandson, Octavio Gaspor both of Gordonsville. A sister-in-law, Jeanette League, and a brother-in-law, Edward Rutland. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m.

David Allen Crook

Apr 16 2006

29 year old David Allen Crook of Smithville died suddenly Sunday. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the emergency room of DeKalb Hospital. He was a member of the Old Fashioned Freewill Baptist Church and a nursery worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jerry Pack will officiate and burial will be in the Crook Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Glenn Allen Crook; his maternal grandfather, Dallas Colwell; and his paternal grandfather, Will Allen Crook. Survivors include two sons, Dylan Allen and Matthew Wyatt Crook of Smithville. His wife, Joann Crook of Smithville. His mother and step-father, Frances and Eddie McGuire of Smithville. A sister, Angela Crook of Smithville. His maternal grandmother, Myrtle Colwell of Smithville. His paternal grandmother, Nettie Lou Judkins of Smithville. Special nephew, Austin Rochefort of Smithville and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel in lieu of flowers to help with funeral expenses

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