Obituaries

Frances Conger Marshall

Mar 31 2016

Frances Conger Marshall– age 92 of Knoxville went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 23, 2016 at Baptist Health Care Center. Frances was born in Smithville to the late Ozias and Ruth Conger. She was a member of Arlington Church of Christ for over 50 years and retired from K.U.B. billing department, and also worked at Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Marshall; brother, John B. Conger, and William O. “Corky” Conger. She is survived by step-son, Jack Marshall; niece Gail Brown and husband Roger, and Kayla Boys and husband Darren; nephew, Bill Conger and wife Alyssa; great-nephews, Roger Brown, Jr., Chris Brown, Gray Boys, and Gavin Conger; and great-niece, Autumn Conger. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 pm Friday, April 1, 2016 at the main entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside services at 2:00 pm with Minister Mark Brackney officiating. Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Allen Atnip, Jr.

Mar 30 2016

Willie Allen Atnip, Jr. age 86 of Smithville passed away Tuesday night March 29, 2016 at NHC Healthcare of Smithville. Mr. Atnip was born January 21, 1930 to his parents the late Willie Allen Atnip, Sr. and Josephine Summers Atnip. He was a retired nurseryman and farmer and was a Baptist. In addition to his parents, Mr. Atnip is preceded in death by the mother of his children: Martha Myrie Atnip; 1 daughter: Darlene Stanley; 3 sisters: Lorene Taylor, Nelda Atnip, Vada Thomason; 2 brothers: T.J. Atnip, Grady Atnip. Funeral services will be held 4:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Shannon Cantrell and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday 11:AM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until time of the service at 4:PM. Survivors include: 5 children, Wilma Jean Cantrell of Smithville, Jimmy Allen (Jeanine) Atnip of Cookeville, Janie (P.I.)Hale of Temperance Hall, Janice Walker (Bobby)Moore of Smithville, Darnell (Wayne) Crook of Smithville; 17 grandchildren: Anthony (Penny) Cantrell, Angela (Bobby) Johnson, Shannon (Tonya) Cantrell, Jamie (Jerry) Ashford, Jennifer (Eddie) White, Jimmy Allen Atnip II (Stephanie Barber), Kim (Jeremy) Young, Lisa Walker, Gabe Walker, Amy Walker, Donna (Matthew) England, Darrell Crook, Tonya Crook, Paul Kirby, Trena Jean Burgess, Amanda Savage, Ashley Hobbs; 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 sister, Dean Thomason of Smithville; 1 brother, Jimmy Atnip of Watertown. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Paulette Edge Thomason

Mar 29 2016

67 year old Paulette Edge Thomason of Murfreesboro passed away Monday, March 28th at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Ms. Thomason formerly worked for Whirlpool & was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday, 4-8pm and Friday, 10am until service time at 1pm.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Sr. & Mary Luna Edge. 2 brothers, Roy & Troy Edge. 1 sister, Sue Jones. Survivors include 1 son, Joe & wife Wendy Thomason of Murfreesboro. 4 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren. 1 brother, Ernest Jr. & wife Kathy Edge of Smithville. 1 sister, Vanessa Carol Edge of Murfreesboro. 1 niece, Monica Rose Jones of Murfreesboro.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Donald Ray Pack

Mar 29 2016
Donald Ray Pack

Donald Ray Pack age 75 of Smithville, passed away Monday March 28, 2016 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. Born December 29, 1940 to his parents the late Harvey and Josie Merritt Pack. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Clifford Pack and mother-in-law Christine Magness. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann Magness Pack of Smithville; daughter Donnette Pack of Smithville; 3 nieces, Deborah (Larry) Hancock, Dianna Adams, Darlene (Frank) Evans all of Smithville; 2 nephews David Pack and Daniel Pack of Smithville. He was a Baptist and attended Indian Creek Baptist Church. He owned and operated Donald Pack Construction for over 30 years and served as DeKalb County Road Supervisor from 1982-1990. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Friday, April 1, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Doyle Slager, Bro. Michael Hale and Sue Puckett officiating and entombment will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday from 2:PM until 8:PM and Friday from 10:AM until time of service at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, family asked that donations be made to Gideons, Lighthouse Christian Camp or Charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Frank R. Morrison

Mar 29 2016

83 year old Frank R. Morrison of Woodbury passed away Monday night, March 28th at Woodbury Health Center.

Mr. Morrison worked for over 40 years with General Motors & he was a member of the Short Mountain Church of God.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Friday, 4-8pm & Sat. 10am until the service time at 2pm.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Barney & Fannie Hatcher Morrison. 1st wife, Lois Morrison. Son, Steve Morrison. 2 sisters, Elinora Morrison & Ola Christian. Brother, John Morrison. Survivors include wife, Dorothy Daniel Morrison of Woodbury. Son, Mark & wife Denise Morrison of Ohio. Daughter, Jill Morrison of Ohio. Daughter-in-law, Diana Morrison of FL. Stepchildren, Larry Daniel & Denise & husband Charles Stanton both of McMinnville. 8 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren. Sister, Maggie & husband Frank Bryant of Woodbury. Brother, Charlie & wife Ninivive Morrison of Whitwell. Several nieces & nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Short Mountain Church of God in memory of Frank.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Beverly Jean Venske

Mar 28 2016
Beverly Jean Venske

Beverly Jean Venske age 86 of Smithville, passed away Saturday March 26, 2016 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Mrs. Venske was born March 8, 1930 to her parents the late Arthur and Rosetta Harris Pulda. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Andrew Elliott; 3 brothers, Otto, Frederick and Arthur; 3 sisters, Rosetta, Katherine and Eleanor. Beverly was a Lutheran, she worked several years as a telephone operator then worked and retired from Timers, after retiring she was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Donald Venske of Smithville; 3 children; Michelle (Mark) Elliott of Murfreesboro, Jeanine (Shannon B.) Cantrell of Smithville, and Mike (Heather) Robinson of California; 8 grandchildren, Stephen Elliott, Bri (Nick) Cole, Chase (Micaela) Cantrell, Alyssa Koch, Macey Cantrell, Keith Elliott, Holly Robinson, and Michael Robinson; 5 great-grandchildren; Macey Robinson, Caraline Cole, Aila Odom, Ashtyn Odom and Isabelle Cole; 2 special nieces, Theresa Argall and Marcia Peller. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Rev. Martin Nutter officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 1:PM until the time of the service at 3:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, in memory of Mrs. Venske

Peggy Joyce Bissonette

Mar 25 2016

68 year old Peggy Joyce Bissonette of Smithville passed away Thursday, March 24th at NHC of Smithville.

Ms. Peggy was a retired Waitress with the Chicken Real & Captain D's Restaurants & she also worked at the Smithville Shirt Factory. She was a member of the Mt. Herman Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 1pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday, 3-8pm & Saturday, 9am until service time at 1pm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rackley. Grandson, James Pittard. Parents, Ben & Betty Jo Chapman Vanatta. 3 brothers, Jerry, Charles & David Vanatta. Survivors include 2 daughters, Paulette & husband Charlie Evans of McMinnville & Annette & husband Mike Gaus of Smithville. 2 grandchildren, Cody & Hunter Keaton both of McMinnville. Stepmother, Josephine Vanatta of Smyrna. 4 sisters, Linda Davis & Carolyn & husband Jimmy Neal both of Smithville, Pam & husband Steve Rice & Crystal Taylor both of Smyrna. Several nieces, nephews & special sister-in-law, Judy Vanatta of Smithville.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Ann Renah Sigler

Mar 22 2016

54 year old Deborah Ann Renah Sigler of Smithville passed away Sunday, March 20th at Stone Crest Medical Center in Symrna.

Mrs. Sigler was a Waitress at Sundance Restaurant in Smithville.

The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later time.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wilder George Marshall & 3 brothers. Survivors include her husband, Tim Sigler of Smithville. 3 sons, James Elkins of Michigan, Patrick & wife Kerry Long of Michigan & Austin Sigler of Smithville. 2 daughters, Chelsea & husband Randy Belman of Michigan & Destiny Sigler of Michigan. 5 grandchildren. Mother, Joyce Stanley Marshall. 4 sisters, Judy Williams & 1 brother. 2 nieces, Samara Williams & Bobbie Jo Carver. 1 nephew, Terry Vantassel.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Paulette Diane Reed

Mar 20 2016

Paulette Diane Reed age 53 of Smithville passed away Saturday morning, March 19, 2016 at NHC HealthCare Center. She was born May 20, 1962 to her parents, the late Paul and Vera McKay Rodgers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Brent Reed and 1 sister, Darlene Smith. She worked at Federal Mogul and was a Baptist. Survivors include 2 sisters, Jane Melton of Smithville and Donna Jones of Tullahoma; 2 brothers, Herbert Jones of Smithville and Jerry Jones of Oklahoma. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, March 21, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Robertson officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty May Vaughn Wilson

Mar 18 2016
Betty May Vaughn Wilson

89 year old Betty May Vaughn Wilson of the New Home/Cross Roads community of Smithville passed away Thursday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Ms. Betty Wilson was a member of New Home Baptist Church for over 50 years & a homemaker. She wrote a column for the Smithville Review, “The New Home News” for over 50 years.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2:30pm at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, 4-8pm & Sunday, 12noon until the service time at 2:30pm.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, J.D. Vaughn & C.W. Wilson. Son, Jerry Wayne Vaughn. Parents, William & Lilly White Cantrell. Stepfather, Roscoe Ervin. 2 brothers, Mac Ervin & W.B. Cantrell. Sister, Ruby Conway. Survivors include her son, Ralph & wife June Vaughn of Murfreesboro. 2 grandchildren, Randy & wife Natasha Vaughn of Alexandria & Cindy Vaughn of Smithville. 4 step grandchildren, John Eaton of Brentwood, Janna Smith of Nashville, Jennifer Skelton of Franklin & Mary Bennett of Hermitage. 2 great grandchildren, Drake & wife Amanda Vaughn of Alexandria & Ellie Vaughn of Alexandria. 11 step grandchildren. Sister, Jo Ann Pittman of Smithville & a sister-in-law, Rebecca Ervin. Several nieces, nephews & friends also survive.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery fund in memory of Ms. Betty.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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