Obituaries

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.

Louie Howard Smith

Aug 17 2006

63 year old Louie Howard Smith of Smithville died suddenly Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Jerry Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clessie Smith and Meda Merriman Smith and two brothers, Nolan and Horace Smith. Survivors include two brothers, Marvin and his wife Agnes Smith of Murfreesboro and Melvin and his wife Betty Smith of Woodbury. Two nieces, Sherry and her husband Ken Smith of Westland, Michigan and Tammy Tyler of Allen Park, Michigan. One nephew, Frank and his wife Laura Smith of Holly, Michigan. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lottie C. Cubbins

Aug 19 2006

91 year old Lottie C. Cubbins of Smithville and a long time resident of the Dismal Community died Saturday of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Fullers Chapel United Methodist Church and worked at the Smithville Garment Factory for over 25 years. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens and Perry Clayton will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dalton Cubbins; her parents, Joe and Ocie Neal Turner; sisters, Belle Caldwell and Willie Jo Midgett; a son, Joe Allen Cubbins; a granddaughter, Gelonda Cubbins; and brothers, John Robert and James Turner. Survivors include two daughters, Faye and her husband Joe Taylor of Lebanon and Linda and her husband Randy Tramel of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Jennifer Woodcock of Lebanon, Pam Higgins of Dickson, Gene Taylor of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Greg Tramel of Smithville, Jeff Tramel of Murfreesboro, and Melissa Gee of Athens, Alabama. Ten great grandchildren survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Fullers Chapel United Methodist Church in memory of Ms. Lottie, in lieu of flowers.

Myrtle Johnson

Aug 20 2006

97 year old Myrtle Johnson of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Brethren In Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. John Wilson will officiate and burial will be in the Adcock Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah and Amanda Murray Pedigo; her husband, Joe Cephus Johnson; and two sons, Glen Nelson Johnson and Cecil Allen Johnson. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Rayburn Bratcher of McMinnville and Winnie and Bill Petty of Smithville. One son, J.E. Johnson of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, Wayne and his wife Sue Petty of Smithville, Treva and her husband Terry Turner, Randy Petty, Rebecca Mullican, Mark Bratcher, Ricky and his wife Rita Johnson, Jeff and his wife Kelly Johnson all of Smithville, Marlene and her husband Ricky Bly of Liberty, Sandra and her husband Gary Grove of Collierville, Edith and her husband Gary McReynolds of Auburntown, Johnny and his wife Cindy Johnson of Spring Hill, and Nathan Johnson of Murfreesboro. Thirteen great grandchildren, Dana and her husband Jacob Davis, Tad and his wife Terra Turner, Tia and her husband Kevin Young, Mary Bly, Tabitha and her husband Bobby Joe Anderson, Marshall, Garrett, Kristen, Erin, Kayla McReynolds, and Emma Johnson all of Smithville, Lucas and his wife Holly Bain of Alexandria, Erica Grove of Atlanta. Six great great grandchildren, Kendall Davis, Mackenley Turner, Maggie Turner, Kelbi Young, and Nikolas Anderson all of Smithville, and Katie Bain of Alexandria. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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