72 year old Doyle Caplinger of Smithville died Tuesday. He was a truck driver, retired from Kraft Foods, and he attended the Faith Congregational Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman and Chris Long will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Delton Caplinger and a grandson, Brian D. Pack. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Carter Caplinger of Smithville. His mother,Elmer Caplinger of Smithville. One daughter, Doylene Caplinger of Murfreesboro. One son, Charlie and his wife Rhonda Caplinger of Smithville. Grandchildren, Michael and Jennifer Caplinger of Smithville and a sister, Frankie and husband Jack Watkins of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
62 year old Delbert Earnest "Butch" Allen of Liberty died Monday at his residence. He was a U.S. Army veteran, car wash tech, and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Dan Mallette will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Timothy John Allen, Ronnie David Allen, and Benjamin Daniel Allen. Brothers, Terry and Rodger Allen. Brother-in-law, Ronnie Anderson. Sister-in-law, Tammy Spencer; and a grandson, Brian Allen. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Linda Allen. Daughters, Sabrina and husband Brad Hayes and Tabitha and husband Kirby Daniels. Grandchildren, Joshua Tyree, Kristina Tyree, Keigen Daniels, and Brianna Daniels. Brothers, Rex Allen and Denny Allen. Mother-in-law, Reba Neal Anderson. Several nieces and nephews survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
47 year old Gregory Bruce West of Rock Island died Sunday at Saint Thomas Hospital. He was a plant manager, Wesley Chapel High School in Florida. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at noon at the New Life Pentecostal Church. Dwain Cornelius, Darrell Cantrell, and Janice Cain Lovel will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at noon at the New Life Pentecostal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Elsa Cain West; a daughter, Natasha West; two sisters, Shirley Barker Simpson and Peggy Swan; a niece, Bobbie Pedigo; mother-in-law, Ruth Williams; and a brother-in-law, George Williams. He is survived by his wife, Sandra West of Rock Island. Three children, Greg and his wife Dana West of Smithville, Angela Eutermark of Rock Island, and Joe and his wife Hope Eutermark of Wesley Chapel, Florida. Six grandchildren, Sadie and Shelby West of Smithville, Jacob Helms, Brandon Sykes, Emily Northcutt, Deanna Jackson, and twin sister Melody and husband Glenn Pedigo of Smithville. Two brothers, Gary West of Smithville and Tom and his wife Juanita Barker of Foley, Alabama. A sister, Patty and husband Logan Hullett of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Charles and wife Denise Williams of Woodstock, Georgia. Sisters-in-law, Cheryl and husband Glen Chadwick of North Carolina and Mary Rush of Ohio. Special friends, Bryan Clark and Joey Barnes. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
58 year old Danny Oneal Staley of Smithville died Friday of an extended illness at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He attended the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Staley was also a construction worker. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Staley was preceded in death by his parents, Dannie Wilson and Alma Ruth Ellis Staley. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Staley of Smithville. Step-children, Tina Michelle Rowland and Lee Ann and husband Mike Williams all of Smithville. Step-grandchildren, Zachery Rowland, Hunter, and Caleb Williams. Sisters, Beverly and husband Ryan Studd of Bethpage, and Regina and husband Wally Polino of Chicago. A brother, Ronnie Staley of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Eddie Mabe of Smithville. Nephews, A.J. Harvey, Tyler Harvey, and Derrick Driver. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses in memory of Danny, in lieu of flowers.
80 year old Ruby Lee Pinegar of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Pinegar; a daughter, Gail Cripps; a granddaughter, Emily Cook; and her parents, Herbert and Della Page. Survivors include two brothers, W.J. and his wife Ruthie Page and Bill and his wife Joann Page of Smithville. Three sisters, Aline Snyder, Barbara Vanatta, and Helen and her husband Charles Cantrell all of Dowelltown. A brother-in-law, Charles and wife Zada Pinegar and a sister-in-law, Dean and husband Gene Cook all of Smithville. Special friends, Steve and Barbara Green and children and several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Ruth Hayes Foutch of Alexandria and widow of Carl M. Foutch died Thursday at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Alexandria First Baptist Church. Scott Bennett will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. at the church. Mrs. Foutch is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mac and Jackie Foutch of Alexandria. Two granddaughters, Tammy and husband Tony Baird of Lebanon and Tina and husband Ronnie Ford of Lebanon. Two great grandchildren, Landon Baird and Kaelyn Baird. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
62 year old Bonnie May Bain Roberts of Murfreesboro died Monday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She was a DeKalb County native, a housewife, and a member of the Riverdale Church of Christ Inner City Ministries. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Bud Mitchell will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. Bain was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Mae Stanley Bain and Sammy Richard Bain; siblings, Bobby, Sammy J., Gertrude, Jessie Belle, Donald Edward, Willie Dean, James, Sammy Clifton, Harrison, and Lillie and her great grandchild, Alexnia Joelene Scribner. Survivors include her husband, Ridley B. Roberts (Reel Foot) of Murfreesboro. Two daughters, Tina Rena Bain Harris of Murfreesboro and Bonnie Joan Bain of Kentucky. Two sisters, Carmine Bain of Smithville and Charity Douglas of Murfreesboro. Three brothers, George and Charlie Bain of Kittrell and Ricky Bain of Smyrna. Grandchildren, Angel Rena Bain Cates Scribner of Columbia, Josh, Melanie, Monica, and Tiffany Bain of Murfreesboro, Daryl Tittle, and Samantha Purkerson of Kentucky. Great grandchildren, Joshua Myles Scribner and Alliene Renee Scribner. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
90 year old Troy H. Hinton, Huntsville, Alabama died Sunday.
He was born on April 9, 1919 to Samuel Manley and Alsey Davis Hinton in Fayette Co. Alabama. Eva Lee Hinton, wife of more than sixty years, preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Murray, Ulyss, Loyd, and Lebron and sisters; Velma Sanders, Delia Noles, Trudie Sivley, Jewel Harbinson, He is survived by his sons and their wives, Wayne and Gay Hinton, of Huntsville, and Jerry and Susan Hinton, of Smithville, TN; grandchildren, Troy E. Hinton and Jill Hinton, of Union Grove, AL, Sara Hinton Lanwer and Bjorn Lanwer, of Huntsville, AL, David L. Hinton and Crystal Hinton, Norfolk, VA, Matthew Hinton, of Huntsville, AL, and R.D. Kelly, Jr., Union Grove, AL; great grandsons, Michael Hinton, and William L. Hinton; great granddaughters, Ella Lanwer, and Destiny Hinton along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Troy graduated from Curry High School and received a B.S. Degree from Jacksonville State University, and a Master’s Degree from Alabama A & M University in Huntsville. He retired from Huntsville City Schools in 1985 after serving as a Coach in several middle schools as well as Monrovia High School in the Madison County system.
He was also employed with PR Mallory Co. for twelve years from 1955 to 1967.
Troy was a World War II Veteran and served as a Sergeant in North Africa, Italy, and other
locations in Europe.
He also served as an official for over thirty years for high school and middle school football, basketball, baseball, and softball games. He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels until he was eighty-eight.
He was a member of Southside Baptist Church, from 1955 to present. Other organizations include: VFW, American Legion, Huntsville/Madison County Retired Teacher’s Association. Lifetime Supporter of Jacksonville State University. Coach Hinton can be best remembered as a loving husband to his wife, Eva, for 60+ years, father, and motivator of people. His wit, intelligence, and humor is an inspiration to all those who knew him. Although coaching was his chosen profession, he believed in people, young and old, and encouraged them daily. He had the heart of a servant and was always willing to go that extra mile, Yes, Coach will live on in those whose lives he touched and perhaps will inspire generations to come.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Huntsville, AL. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Laughlin’s Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Padalino officiating.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Big Oak Ranch, Springville, AL or St. Judes Children’s Hospital, Memphis in his memory.
74 year old Jo Jacobs Robinson of Morrison and a native of Warren County died Sunday at her residence following an extended illness. A retired employee of McMinnville Garment Company and member of the Bascom United Methodist Church, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Minnie "Ma" Hollis Jacobs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Waldine Whitehead; brothers, Leslie, Gene, Harris Sr., Ted, Clarence and Bill Jacobs and granddaughter, Ella Rose Robinson. She was married to Carl M. Robinson of Morrison. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth Robinson of Nashville, Michael and Leela Robinson of Morrison, and Mitch and Stephanie Robinson of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Kalyn, Kaine, Rhyan, Seth and Sam Robinson; great-grandchild, Kyler Robinson; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Helen Jacobs of Morrison and Charles and Lynne Jacobs of McMinnville; sister, Vivian Toman of Naperville, Illinois and sisters-in-law, Grace Jacobs of McMinnville, Edna Jacobs of Winchester, Jean Jacobs of Oneida, and Juanita Jacobs. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Bascom United Methodist Church with Stacy Cowan and Doug Jacobs officiating. Burial will follow in the Bascom Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday and 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Bascom United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bascom United Methodist Church Building Fund or Lazarus House Hospice both in care of High Funeral Home in McMinnville, in charge of the arrangements..
51 year old Frankie Ray Manning of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a carpenter and a member of the Smithville First Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Ginger Young Manning of Smithville; Two sons, Jesse and wife Amber Manning and Michael and wife Stephanie Manning; and one daughter, Bethany Manning all of Indiana. His parents, Jesse Earl Manning and Jo Ann Ward Manning of Smithville. One brother, Johnny and wife Carol Manning of Florida, One sister, Kathy and husband Doug Burch of Smithville. A niece, Miranda Burch of Smithville. Special cousin, Alan Davis and special aunt, Linda Manning both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses.