Obituaries

Ben C. Robinson

May 19 2006

68 year old Ben C. Robinson of Murfreesboro died Thursday at the Alvin C. York Medical Center of an extended illness. He was a Cannon County native, member of the Sycamore Baptist Church, and a medic in the U.S. Army from 1962-1966. Robinson was also owner/operator of Eastside Body Shop in Nashville. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Gil Floyd will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Huey and Roberta Robinson and a son, Jackie Robinson. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Robinson of Murfreesboro. A daughter, Saundra Robinson of Murfreesboro. A son, J.W. Robinson of Dickson. A sister, Jenny Faye Robinson of Web City, Missouri. Four step-children, Perry Louden of Woodbury, Christin Mitchell of Tenton; Shirley Louden of Murfreesboro, and David Louden of Dawsonville, Georgia. Two grandchildren, Josh and Ryan Robinson and eight step- grandchildren. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Doyle B. Driver

May 21 2006

83 year old Doyle B. Driver of Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee and formerly of DeKalb County died Friday at Trinity Hospital in Erin, Tennessee. He was a Warren County native, a carpenter, and a veteran of World War II. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Hodge and Nettle Mai Self Driver and his first wife, Inez McDowell. He is survived by his wife, Martha Lewis Driver of Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Jessie Foster Puckett

May 19 2006

94 year old Jessie Foster Puckett, a resident of Nashville and a native of DeKalb County, died Friday at her daughter's residence of an extended illness. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens and Tim Sweatman will officiate and burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Etta Foster; her husband, Luther O. Puckett; a son, James \"Buddy\" Puckett; two grandchildren, and brothers, Richard Foster, Thurston Foster, and Herman Foster. She is survived by three daughters, Jodean and her husband Richard Sweatman of Nashville, Frances Hernandez of Nashville, and Erma and her husband Charlie Hawn of Cartersville, Georgia. Eleven grandchildren, including Jimmy Puckett of Smithville, and twenty great grandchildren. A brother, T.R. and his wife Loretta Foster of National City, California, a sister, Rose Arnold of Nashville, and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Puckett of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Sramcik

May 20 2006

71 year old Frances Sramcik of Dowelltown died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and enjoyed creating paintings, sculptures, and was a seamstress. She was also a Catholic. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Father Jim Breil will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Anna Elizabeth Reels Bowman; a sister, Velma Midgett; and a son, Ricky Douglas Breeding. Survivors include her husband, B.R. Sramcik of Smithville. Two sons, Richard Breeding of Michigan and Roy Breeding of Smithville. Three step-daughters, Deborah Sramcik, Brenda Jean Plodzik, and Donna Louise Parrish all of Michigan. Two brothers, Joe Bowman of Nashville and Jim Bowman of Old Hickory. A brother-in-law, Jack Midgett of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Richard Jackson Breeding, Jr. and Ashley Breeding both of Michigan. Five nephews, Allen Midgett of Smithville, Casey Midgett of Smithville, and Steve Bowman, Mark Bowman, and David Bowman of Nashville. One niece, Elizabeth Wright of New Mexico. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the DeKalb County Relay for Life in lieu of flowers.

Betty Agee

May 21 2006

83 year old Betty Jane Agee of the Wolf Creek Community died Saturday night at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville of an extended illness. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wolf Creek Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Herb Leftwich will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly 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. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie F. and Beuna F. Hale; her husband Earl Agee; and a brother, L.A. Starnes. Survivors include three children, Donnie and his wife Gloria Agee of Cookeville, Ralph Agee of Silver Point, and Susan Agee and her husband Edward Guerin of Silver Point. Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Two sisters, Charlene Williams of Nashville and Falba Waddy of Portland. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Wolf Creek Missionary Baptist Church in memory of Ms. Agee in lieu of flowers.

Vivian Inez Yell

May 21 2006

74 year old Vivian Inez Yell of Smithville died Sunday of a short illness at DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of the Laurel Hill Baptist Church and was retired fron Norvell as an inspector. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Marion and Naomi Bessie Williams Fleenor and a brother, Mervyn Fleenor. Survivors include two children, Joni Brown and James Yell of Smithville. One sister, Marjorie Hopkins of Smithville. Nieces, Sherry Kennedy, Julie Hanrahan, and Susie Bradley all of Louisville, Kentucky. Ms. Yell's remains have been cremated. A memorial service will be held Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Laurel Hill Baptist Church. The family has asked that donations be made to the LaureL Hill Baptist Church in memory of Ms. Yell in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mable Sorrells Womack

May 22 2006

82 year old Mable Sorrells Womack of Morgantown, Kentucky and formerly of Watertown died Saturday at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Gerald Hogan will officiate and burial will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Franklin Womack; her parents, Will and Mallie Young Sorrells; sisters, Fanny Shehane, Mary Green, and Selma Bailiff; and brothers, Edgar, Georgia, Chester, and John D. Sorrells. Survivors include a daughter, Kay and her husband Jim Wilder of Morgantown, Kentucky. Two sons, Ray Franklin and his wife Sherry Womack and Robert William and his wife Lisa Womack all of Morgantown, Kentucky. Five grandchildren, Regina, Ray, Jr., Angie, Jennifer, and Jeremy. Three great grandchildren, Sarah, Kara, and Bailey. A sister, Lena and her husband J.L. Reeder of Alexandria and a sister-in-law, Gale Sorrells of Lebanon. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Faye Cripps

May 23 2006

63 year old Anna Faye Cripps of Smithville died Monday at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was a retired assembly line worker at Federal Mogul and a member of the Mount Mariah Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Haskell and Nancie Johnson Pack and a daughter, Shelley Cripps. Survivors include a daughter, Flesha and her husband Al Collins of Watertown. Two sons, Troy and his wife Jamie Cripps and Jason and his wife Bethany Cripps all of Smithville. Three granddaughters, Carrie Morgan Collins of Watertown and Elizabeth and Ellie Cripps of Smithville. Four grandsons, Matthew Collins of Watertown and Jackson, Haden, and Dylan Cripps of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. The family requests that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses in lieu of flowers.

Billy Cantrell

May 24 2006

49 year old Billy Cantrell of Smithville died Tuesday night of a short illness at DeKalb Hospital. He was a Baptist and was employed as a group leader at Nissan. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. James Williams and David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Houston, Sr. and Elsie Mae Taylor Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Doris Cantrell of Smithville. Children, Amanda and her husband Jimmy Vaughn; Houston Cantrell; Maranda and her husband Michael Washer all of Smithville. A daughter-in-law, Brandy Green Cantrell of Smithville. Two grandchildren, William Hunter Cantrell and Gabriel Allen Washer. A brother, Buddy and his wife Deborah Fuson of Cabot, Arkansas. A niece, Jennifer and her husband Jon Kennedy of Little Rock, Arkansas and a nephew, Jeffery and his wife Meg Fuson of Macon, Georgia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in memory of Mr. Cantrell in lieu of flowers.

Leverne Barnes

May 24 2006

52 year old E. Leverne Barnes of McMinnville died Tuesday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga of an extended illness. He was a factory worker and a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Tim Pelham, Tim Bennett, and Greg Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery in DeKalb County. Visitation will be Friday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his father, A.B. Barnes; a brother, Willard Twain Barnes; his grandfathers, Grover Barnes and John Taylor Russell; and grandmothers, Mary Emma Barnes and Maggie Ella Russell. Survivors include his wife, Janis E. Barnes of McMinnville. A son, Johnathan Barnes of McMinnville. His mother, Anna Ruth Barnes of McMinnville. A sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Billy Rankhorn of McMinnville. A niece, Ashley Barnes of Illinois and several other friends and relatives. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

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