Obituaries

David Allen Crook

Apr 16 2006

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

Green

Apr 27 2006

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.

Crips

Apr 28 2006

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.

South

Apr 29 2006

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.

Cope

Apr 29 2006

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.

F.L. Rich

May 8 2006

Rich

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.

S.B. Griffith

May 8 2006

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.

Linda Gail Curtis

May 8 2006

57 year old Linda Gail Curtis of Smithville died Sunday of an extended illness at her son's residence. She was a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church and self employed with Home and Garden Party. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jerry Harwell and David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Marjorie Caldwell Thweatt and her husband, Joe Larry Curtis. Survivors include a son, Mark and his wife Benita Byars of Smithville. A step-son, Roger Curtis of McMinnville. A foster-son, Billy Bogle of Smithvile. A sister, Cecil Kier of Las Vegas, Nevada. Five grandchildren, Cody Byars, Courtney Byars, and Jodi Curtis all of Smithville, and Caitlyn and Cierra Parsons of Reno, Nevada. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Willie B. Morgan

May 8 2006

93 year old Mrs. Willie B. Morgan of the Lucky Community of Warren County died Saturday at her residence. She was born in DeKalb County to the late Rufus and Lora Robinson. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert Pedigo and her second husband, Frank Morgan; sisters, Alta Mae Robinson and Elizabeth Robinson; and brothers, Howard, Paul, Frank, and Alfred Robinson. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery in DeKalb County. The family will receive friends on Monday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. A homemaker and a Methodist, she is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Hattie and John K. Jones of McMinnville. A brother and sister-in-law, Charles Huston and Millie Robinson of Richmond, Virginia. Grandchildren and their spouses, Jan and Reed Wade of Knoxville and Dwight and Tammy Jones of McMinnville. A sister-in-law, Jo Ann Robinson of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Lane and Jake Jones also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sandra Kay Witty Willoughby

May 13 2006

50 year old Sandra Kay Witty Willoughby of Alexandria died Thursday at UMC of Lebanon of an extended illness. She was a Warren County native, a member of the Alexandria Church of Christ, and an order entry employee for Goldner Company. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Trey Helton and Howard Knox will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Gardens. Survivors include her husband, John Willoughby of Alexandria. A daughter, Katie Willoughby of Alexandria. Two step-sons, Johnathon and his wife Rena Willoughby of Smithville and Jessie Willoughby of Dowelltown. Two grandchildren, Lydia and Jathan Willoughby of Smithville. Her father, Howard Witty and his wife Barbara Witty of McMinnville. Three step-brothers, Brent, Greg, and Derrick Pennington of McMinnville. Her mother-in-law, Georgie Willoughby of Hickman. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sylvia Stewart Witty. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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