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.
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.
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.
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
89 year old Clella Ann Green, a homemaker, of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love Cantrell Funeral Home with burial to follow at Whorton Spings Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1pm. Mrs. Green was preceded in death by her parents: Jackson and Avo Pedigo Trapp and two husbands: Fred Petty and William Lloyd Green. She is survived by one son, Jewell Petty of Tullahoma. One granddaughter: Michelle Petty of Florida. Two sisters, Claudie Emberton & Cecil Billings of Smithville and one brother, Clifford Trapp of Sparta. Love Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
82 year old Lucille \"Tincy\" Crips of Dowelltown died Friday of an extended illness at DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of the Dowelltown Baptist Church and retired from Served Incorporated. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens and Wayne Malone will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claud and Jewell Gibbs Jennings; her husband, Austin Crips; a son, Eddie Crips; two brothers, Charles and James Jennings; and a sister, Claudine Simpkins. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Sue Crips of Alexandria. A daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Roger Griffith of Smithville. Daughter-in-law, Gail Crips of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Melissa and her husband Paul Vanhook, Deborah and her husband Jeff Cantrell, Chris and his wife Jennifer Griffith, Ron and his wife Mindy Griffith, and Ryan and Jeff Crips. Eight great grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Vena Fuston of Smithville and Beulah Jennings of Alexandria. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
59 year old Everett Charles (Chuck) South, Sr. and his wife 51 year old Dorothy South died Saturday morning in a traffic accident in Smith County. The bodies are at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are incomplete.
77 year old Sally Jo (Locke) Cope of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital. She was a Warren County native, member of the Smartt Church of Christ, and a 35 year employee of the Tennessee Department of Forestry. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Bill Martin and Larry Vinson will officiate and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. The Cope family will receive friends on Sunday from noon until 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation on Monday will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Webster and Mazel Sellars Locke and brothers, Aubrey Locke and Howard Locke. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, R.L. Cope; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Bud Franklin of Gallatin; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Carolyn Cope of Morrison. Grandsons, Clay Franklin and Matt Cope. Granddaughters, Malia Franklin and Meredith Cope. Two sisters, LaVerne Ours of Smithville and Nelda Watts of Chattanooga. Two brothers, D.W. Locke of Plano, Illinois and Carl Locke of Snellville, Georgia. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorials be made to the Smartt Church of Christ or to the Love Outreach at First Baptist Church in McMinnville.
86 year old F.L. Rich of Woodbury died Sunday at his home of an extended illness. He was a Baptist minister for 67 years and a carpenter. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Thurman Seber and Bobby Nichols will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emer and Callie Grizzle Rich and two brothers, Medford and Dillion Rich. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Christine Bryson Rich of Woodbury. Five sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Mary Rich of Marietta Georgia, Donald and Ella Rich of Smithville. Robert and Wanda Rich of McMinnville, Jerry and Nell Rich of Knoxville, and Larry and Joan Rich of Woodbury. Ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandson also survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
71 year old S.B. Griffith, a resident of Madison and a native of Smithville, died Sunday at his daughter's residence of an extended illness. He was a retired construction worker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Virgil Braswell Griffith; two sons, James and Jimmy Griffith; and a daughter, Marie McBride. Survivors include five children, Charles and his wife Phyllis Griffith of Alexandria, Deborah Page and Maurice Griffith of Smithville, Teresa Griffith and Melissa Culwell of Nashville. Fourteen grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren. Long-time companion, Sue Spears of Madison. Special friends, Douglas and Kathy Neal and L.W. Neal of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.
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