Obituaries

Jessie Bing Smith

Jun 19 2006

93 year old Jessie Bing Smith of Hurlock Maryland and formerly of Smithville died Sunday at Homestead Manor in Denton, Maryland. She was a retired school teacher. The funeral will be Wednesday at 7:00p.m at Zeller Funeral Home in Maryland. Delmer Willey will officiate and burial will follow in Arlington National Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Ova Bing. Husbands Tillmon Brownlow \"Brown\" West, and Aubrey Boyd Smith. Two sisters Bertie Gill, Doris Bing, and one brother W.H. \"Dub\" Bing. Local survivors include two sisters Betty Smith and Billie Robinson both of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00p.m. This information provided as a courtesy of Love Cantrell Funeral Home.

Dorothy Edna Skinner

Jun 19 2006

92 Year old Dorothy Edna Skinner of Smithville and formerly of Yorktown,Indiana died saturday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a florist, life time member of the Eastern Star in Dunkirk,Indiana, and a member of the Mt. Talbor United Methodist Church in Dunkirk,Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents Dallas L. and Edna Vogt Radcliff, husband George I. Skinner. She is survived by two children Darla and her husband Ed Hickman, and James and his wife Elizabeth Wood all of Smithville. One brother Dallas L. Radcliff of Laguna Woods,California. Five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Ms. Skinner's remains have been cremated. There will be a family graveside memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Justin Potter Library in memory of Ms. Skinner. Dekalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mettie Miller Weston

Jun 20 2006

89 year old Mettie Miller Weston of Lebanon died Tuesday at Quality Health Care Center in Lebanon. She was a retired factory worker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Mary Etta Williams Miller, four brothers Luther, Valter, Toy and Orville Miller, and one sister Nettie Kelly. She is survived by one daughter Sue Cunliffe of Nashville, two sons Alfred Reeves, and Giles Weston of Lebanon, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-granchildren, and one sister Velma Hale of Arkansas. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00a.m until the time of the service at 1:00p.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Paul L.

Jun 21 2006

70 year old Paul L. \"Pete\" Thiele of Sparta died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Mongaup, New York, a retired fire fighter, and a Korean War U.S. Marine veteran. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the First Methodist Church in Sparta. Larry Burke will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry H. and Anna Jane Carr Thiele. He is survived by his wife, Dare Thiele of Sparta. Two sons, Wayne Thiele of Glen Spey, New York and Craig Thiele of Brush Creek, Tennessee. One daughter, Donna Rains of Aubrey, Texas. Seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and four sisters, Florence Hunt, Deline Norris, Louise Mckerell all of Glen Spey, New York, and Marjorie Bachledar of Belleview, Florida. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Sparta First United Methodist Church or to Relay for Life.

Linda Sue Osment

Jun 22 2006

58 year old Linda Sue Osment of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a retired employee of Kingston Timer and a member of the Short Mountain Church of God. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her father, J.E. Merriman. Survivors include her husband, Joe Osment of Smithville. Two daughters, Gidget and her husband Mark Malone and Ginda and her husband John Kilgore all of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Zach Malone and Kolter Kilgore both of Smithville. Her mother, Georgia Lee Merriman of Smithville. Two brothers, Eddie and Mike Merriman both of Smithville. Two sisters, Carolyn Agee of Smithville and Pat Canerdy of Alexandria. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Leslie E. LaFever

Jun 24 2006

72 year old Leslie E. LaFever died Thursday at his residence in Franklin. He was born in Baxter to the late Albert and Evie Young LaFever. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Honeywell,Incorporated as a principal service representative. LaFever was also a 1952 graduate of DeKalb County High School. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin. Jim Taylor will officiate and burial will be in Williamson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Ann LaFever of Franklin. A son, Robert LaFever of Franklin, and a brother, Clyde LaFever of Franklin. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Leonard Ray Young

Jun 24 2006

66 year old Leonard Ray Young of McMinnville died Saturday at Raintree Manor. He was a DeKalb County native and a self employed nursery worker. He attended the Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home. Scottie Lawson and Danny Sullivan will officiate and burial will be in the Young Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Young. Survivors include his wife, Pam Myers Young of McMinnville. A step-daughter, Virginia Myers of McMinnville. Three sisters, Christine Clemons and Minnie Medley both of McMinnville and Faye Cantrell of Smithville. Two brothers, Linberg Young and Earl Young both of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Barbra Lois Elrod

Jun 26 2006

73 year old Barbra Lois Elrod of the Johnsons Chapel Community died Saturday at the Shannon Dale Health Care Center in Knoxville. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter E. and Anne Welch Cooper; her husband, George W. Elrod, Jr.; and a brother, Robert \"Buddy\" Cooper. Surivors include three sons, Richard and his wife Shari Elrod of Knoxville, Bill Elrod and Charlie Elrod both of Sparta. Five grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Three sisters, Mary Lou Bilbee of West Virginia, Polly Jones of Maryland, and Betty Murphy of Murfreesboro. A sister-in-law, Henry Elrod of Sparta and a brother-in-law, James Elrod, Sr. of Manchester. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jason Lee Lippart

Jun 26 2006

24 year old Jason Lee Lippart of Smithville died Monday in Missouri. He is survived by his mother Betty Murphy Lippart of Smithville, and his father Ramond Lippart II. One brother Raymond Lippart III of Smithville. Two sisters Tina Lippart of Smithville, and Nikki of Michigan. Nieces and Nephews Travis and Jeremy Parrish of Smithville, Audrey and Davis Dickerson of Michigan. One aunt Rachel Caldwell of Smithville. The funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in memory of Jason to help with funeral expenses.

Jason Lee Lippart

Jun 27 2006

24 year old Jason Lee Lippart of Smithville died Monday in Missouri. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Junior Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in the Wood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his mother, Betty Murphy Lippart of Smithville. His father, Ramond Lippart II. One brother, Ramond Lippart III of Smithville. Two sisters, Tina Lippart of Smithville and Nikki Holtz of Michigan. Nieces and nephews, Travis and Jeremy Parrish of Smithville and Audrey and Davis Dickerson of Michigan. An aunt, Rachel Caldwell of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in memory of Jason to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

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