Obituaries

Mrs. Johnnie Cripps Nixon

Jan 26 2007

84 year old Mrs. Johnnie Cripps Nixon of the Beasley's Bend community of Smith County died Thursday at Lebanon Health and Rehabilitation. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m.. Serita Martin and Charles Allen Gentry will officiate and burial will be in the Gordonsville Cemetery. The Nixon family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by a half sister, Dorothy Malone of Temperance Hall. Two sisters-in-law, Eula Cripps of Temperance Hall and Sadye Trusty of Beasley's Bend. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Clara Stoglin

Jan 29 2007

67 year old Clara Stoglin of Sparta died Sunday at Cookeville Regional Hospital. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Pauline Ruth Allen

Jan 29 2007

85 year old Pauline Ruth Allen of Clarksville died Sunday at Clarksville Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Spring Creek Baptist Church at Clarksville. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Sykes Funeral Home in Clarksville. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. Local survivors include two nephews, Ed and his wife Shelia Whitford of Smithville and Steve and his wife Tammy Rice Allen formerly of Smithville. Four great nieces, Samantha and her husband Brad Curtis, Janohn and her husband Seth Billingsley, and Shelia and her husband Chad Kirby all of Smithville and Wendi and her husband Bryan Cook of Cookeville. One great nephew, Paul Allen. Sykes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Pamela Gail Baker Cook

Jun 30 2006

36 year old Pamela Gail Baker Cook of McMinnville died Thursday at River Park Hospital. She was a member of the Church of Christ and an employee of Federal Mogul in Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Kenneth W. Kirby and Brian Jones will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Barry Cook of McMinnville. Her parents, Charles and Pearline Baker of McMinnville. One daughter, Morgan Thaxton of McMinnville. One step-daughter, Amanda Cook of Alexandria. One brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Sally Baker of Rock Island. Special sister, Teresa Brown Isbell of Smithville. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Cleta Cantrell

Jul 6 2006

90 year old Cleta Cantrell of Smithville died Wednesday night at the Quality Health Care Center in Lebanon. The body is at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are incomplete.

Cleta Edna Cantrell

Jul 6 2006

90 year old Cleta Edna Cantrell of Smithville died Wednesday at Quality Care Nursing Home in Lebanon. She was a retired Textile Worker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Dekalb Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her husband Teman Cantrell, parents James and Martha Ann Buck Turner, one daughter Barbara Page and sixteen brothers and sisters. She is survived by two sons Larry D. and his wife Linda Cantrell of Brentwood, Bernard Cantrell of Pennsylvania, and one son-in-law W.J. Page of Alexandria. One sister Leafie Weaver of Jamestown. Nine grandchildren Denise Jenkins, Daryl, Darrin, and Jamie Page, David, Linda, Bryan, Rusty, and Lori Cantrell. Two step-grandchildren Jay and Laura Sumner, and fifteen great-grandchildren survive. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00p.m. Dekalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Eva Katherine Green

Jul 6 2005

92 year old Eva Katherine Green has passed away.The funeral will be Saturday at 10:00a.m. at the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial will follow in the Brotherton Cemetery. She is survived by one son Larry L. Green, one daughter Ann Shively, two brothers Vance and Orley Rockwell, and one sister Wilma Rockwell. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00a.m. until the time of service at 10:00a.m. Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe K. White

Jul 8 2006

Joe K. White of the Midway Community died Saturday morning at his residence. The body is at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are incomplete.

Jessie Mai Baines

Jul 6 2006

87 year old Jessie Mai Baines of the Statesville Community of Watertown died Thursday morning at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboso. She was a native of Gassaway, a homemaker, and a member of the Statesville United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Randy Stevenson will officiate and burial will be in the Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Bullard and Estelle Lee Melton Bullard.; a brother, Edward Bullard; and a step grandson, Arnie Bush. Survivors include her husband of 76 years, Linsley Baines of Statesville. 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 O'Brien of Murfreesboro, and Kim and her husband Kendall Carter of Lascassas. 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 and Michael Paul White, Ana and Cody Bush, Garrett and Sarah Elizabeth Bush. One great great grandson. One sister, Thelma and her husband Neal Bryant of Woodbury, One brother, Howard and his wife Oleta Bullard of Murfreesboro. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Crook Skinner

Jul 6 2006

83 year old Ruby Crook Skinner of Alexandria died Tuesday at her home. She was the daughter of the late Ewing and Jenny Alta Pitman Crook. She was a homemaker and a Messianic Believer. She was preceded in death by her husband Shelton Russell Skinner and a sister Frances Jennings. She is survived by six children James and his wife Rose Skinner of Richardson Texas, Larry and his wife Carroll Skinner of Dixon Springs, Danny and his wife Teresa Skinner of Nashville, Carol and her husband Bernie Washer of Alexandria, Cathy and her husband Mike Styer of Burns, and Cindy and her husband Larry Washer of Alexandria. One brother W.C. Crook of Smithville. Fifteen grandchildren Christy Thompson, Julie Jackson, James A., Terry, Monroe, and Chris Skinner, Greta Davis, Alice Wills, David and Patricia Cantrell, Benjamin Benayce, Kaitlin Styer, Lydia Foote, Alicia Washer, and Julie Rader. Twenty-seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon where the service will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. Paul Bell will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. and Friday after 10:00a.m. at the funeral home. Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements. This information was provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

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