Obituaries

Lawrence Parker Cantrell

Jan 8 2007

80 year old Lawrence Parker Cantrell of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, a Veteran of World War II, a farmer, and a 32nd degree Mason. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel 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 2:00 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Beulah Ponder Cantrell and a sister, Nell Conley. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Lou Phillips Cantrell of Smithville. Five children, Deborah and her husband Lee Smith of Smithville; Vicky and her husband Donald Langston of Milton, Lawrence T. Cantrell of McMinnville, Catherine McKeown of Smithville, and Edward and his wife Roberta Cantrell of Pelham. Six grandchildren, Tiffany and husband Rob McCandless, Daniel and his wife Lydia Langston, Stephen Cantrell, Jessica McKeown, Stephanie Cantrell, and Elijah Cantrell. Four great grandchildren, Seth, Shelby, Hannah, and Hunter McCandless. Two sisters, Ruby Ballard and Ruth Prinzivalle and two brothers, Frank and Bill Cantrell all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews and other family and friends also survive. Sisters-in-law, Norma Gunter and Jane Eller both of Smithville, Fatama Walker of McMinnville and brother-in-law Bill and his wife Nina Phillips of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.

Sandy A. Jones

Jan 9 2007

44 year old Sandy A. Jones died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced later. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sandy Annette Jones

Jan 9 2007

44 year old Sandy Annette Jones of Murfreesboro died Tuesday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She worked in retail sales. A memorial service will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m.. She is survived by her mother, Cecil Thweatt Kier of Las Vegas, Nevada. Her father, Mike Jennings of Murfreesboro. A brother, Tony Jennings of Liberty. Step- mother, Sue Jennings of Murfreesboro. A cousin, Mark Byars of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dora Margaret Allen

Jan 10 2007

90 year old Dora Margaret Allen, former resident of Alexandria and long time nurse for Lebanon Dr. Sam McFarland, died Tuesday at the Mount Juliet Health Care Center. She was born in Macon County. Allen was also a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. A memorial service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jeff Hicks will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Allen; a daughter, Jane Allen; a son, Jimmy Allen; her parents, William Dailey Cothron and Elizabeth Carr Cothron; along with two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include three grandchildren, Amy Allen of Lebanon and Christy Allen and Jeremy Allen both of Youngsville, North Carolina. A brother, Ralph and his wife Mary Cothron of Hartsville. Friends and caregivers, Jim and Diane Harkreader of Mount Juliet. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the West Main Baptist Church of Alexandria in lieu of flowers.

Mary Catherine Burks Cornett

Jan 11 2007

65 year old Mary Catherine Burks Cornett of New Tazwell died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital in Knoxville. She was a Baptist and a waitress at Barber's Coffee Shop. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Taylor's Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her father, Monk Burks; a daughter, Lisa Ann Grant; A sister, Norma Jean Hayes; and two brothers, George Burks and Ralph Delon. Survivors include her husband Hubert Cornett of New Tazwell. Two sons, Darrell Luna of Sparta and LaVaughn Luna of Florida. Her mother, Mandy Burks of Sparta. A step-daughter, Vicky Coleman of Livingston. Two brothers, Leroy Burks of Gainesboro and Paul Burks of Sparta. Five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Walter Maxwell

Jan 12 2007

72 year old Walter Maxwell of McMinnville died Thursday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was born in DeKalb County. Maxwell was also a U.S. Army Veteran, a retired machinist with Magnetek Century Electric, and he attended the Bybee Branch Church of Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Tony Lawrence and Nestor Stewart will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery. Military grave rites will be administered by the VFW POST 5064 and the American Legion POST 173. The Maxwell family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lee Maxwell and Annie Laura Martin Maxwell. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Daisy Maxwell of McMinnville. A son and daughter-in-law, John and Kathy Maxwell of Spring Hill. A step-daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Harry Felty of McMinnville. Two step-sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Eleanor Atnip of Franklin and Steve and Teresa Atnip of McMinnville. A brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Helen Maxwell of Welaka, Florida. Three grandchildren, thirteen step grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews, and other family members. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie Bessie Taylor

Jan 12 2007

100 year old Bonnie Bessie Taylor of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a housewife and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Fesler will officiate and burial will be in the Taylor Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sunday visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Grant Taylor; her parents, Jordan Lee and Rachel Leone Walker Spencer; two sisters, Lola Self and Athel Hendrixson; two brothers, Halton and Herbert Spencer; and a great granddaughter, Rachel Underhill. Survivors include a daughter, Robbie Taylor of Dowelltown. Two grandchildren, Judy White of Lebanon and Mildred and her husband David Hembree of Cookeville. Two great grandchildren, Stacey and her husband Justin Watson of Lebanon and Ken and his wife Julie Underhill of Smithville. Six great great grandchildren, Ezra Watson, Carly Parkerson and Ashley Strickland of Lebanon and Zackery, Tyler, and Trace Underhill all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Carl Mayfield

Jan 13 2007

54 year old James Carl Mayfield of Alexandria died Thursday at his residence. He was disabled. A memorial service will be held. Arrangements are incomplete. Survivors include friends, Patricia Graves of Alexandria and Terry Graves of Alexandria. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise Griffith Phillips

Jan 14 2007

75 year old Louise Griffith Phillips of Smithville died Friday at Saint Thomas Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Northside Church of Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burnice Lyons will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Christine Hunt Griffith and a son, Walter Louis Phillips. Survivors include her husband, Walter Phillips of Smithville. Three children, Robert C. and his wife Brenda Hunt of Nashville, Cecilia D. Phillips of Smithville and Juanita L. and her husband Troy Lusk of Manchester. Five grandchildren, Tina Young of Sparta, Fah-Louise Hatley of California, Donald Lusk, Jr. and his wife Kayla of Scottsboro, Alabama, and Hannah Danielle Phillips and Walter Chase Phillips both of Smithville. Five great grandchildren, Corey Young and Trevor Kane Young both of Sparta, Kylee Lusk of Scottsboro, Alabama, Richard Hatley of California,and Chloe Lusk of Scottsboro, Alabama. Two brothers and their wives, William and Melissa Griffith of Nashville and John F. and Shirley Griffith of Lebanon. One sister and her husband Minnie and William Hurd of Smithville. Goddaughter and her husband Dorothy A. and James Hayes of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Linsley Baines

Jan 15 2007

Linsley Baines of Statesville died Saturday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was born in Wilson County, a member of the Statesville United Methodist Church, and he was retired from Avco Aerostructures in Nashville. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jim Newman, Randy Stevenson, and Tommy Davis will officiate and burial will be in the Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Baines and Alice Robinson Baines and his wife of 76 years, Jessie Mai Bullard Baines. Survivors include three children, Harold and his wife Lou Baines of Murfreesboro, Robert C. and his wife Dorothy Baines of Smithville, and Louise and her husband Robert O'Brien of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Harold Wayne and his wife Sarah Baines of Gordonsville, Jimmie and his wife Terri Baines of Orange Beach, Alabama, Gary Baines of Smithville, Ronald and his wife Gail Baines of Smithville, Michael L. and his wife Pam Baines of Smithville, Karen \"Sissy\" and her husband Daniel Mann of Murfreesboro, and Kim and her husband Kendall Carter of Lascassas. Two step grandchildren, Dallas Bush of Murfreesboro and Larry Wayne Bush of Lascassas. Great grandchildren, Bobby O'Brien, Kenny, Kurtis, Kyler, and Kooper Carter, Kristy Elmore, Michael Baines, Jason and Caleb Baines, and Ava Grace Baines. Step great grandchildren, Emily Ann Linder, Michael Paul White, Ana and Cody Bush, Garrett, and Sarah Elizabeth Bush. A great great grandson, Remington Baines.

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