Jeremy Michael Banks age 31 of Baxter passed away Monday night, June 20, 2016 at Tennova Jamestown Hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was born January 3, 1985 to his parents Michael Wayne Banks and Loraine Jean Watson Slater. Jeremy was an installer with a gas company. He is survived by 4 children, Shane, Hayden, Alex and Aubrey Banks; mother, Loraine (David) Slater of Chattanooga; father, Michael Banks of Kingston Springs; brother, Tony Banks of Baxter; 2 nephews, Camden and Landen Banks; 1 niece, Nora Banks; paternal grandfather, Charles Banks of Auburntown; girlfriend, Sarah Phillips of Clarkrange; aunts and uncles, Eric Banks, Gary Banks, Troy Banks, Mary Smith and Gerald Miller; several cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday, June 23, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 5:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Wylie “WJ” John McConoughey, 90, of Huber Heights, OH died peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at his residence at the Webb House in Smithville.
He was retired from DP&L Power Company; a 32-degree Master Mason of 62 years of Dayton Lodge 147, Dayton, Ohio; Wayne High School graduate Class of 1944; and a member of Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church in Huber Heights, Ohio.
He participated fully in several masonic organizations, including the Order of the Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Patron multiple times; Scottish Rite; High Twelve Club #069 Dayton, serving as Secretary for over 10 years; and the International Order of Job’s Daughters, where he served as Associate Guardian for eight years. He also worked for many years as a precinct judge for the Montgomery County, Ohio election commission.
In the 1980’s, he was proprietor of Lakeview Inn in Lakeside, Ohio. It was a rewarding semi-retirement project where he forged great friendship and spent many evenings photographing beautiful Lake Erie sunsets. He delighted in singing and had a broad appreciation for music, but was especially fond of old time hymns, barbershop quartets and swing bands with a lot of brass.
His memorial service will be held on July 11, 2016 at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church, 7505 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, OH 45424, www.sulphurgrove.org
A private burial will be attended by immediate family Monday afternoon at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles “CE’ and Matilda “Jennie” Jane Doak McConoughey, brothers, Charles “Ted” and Nyal and sister, Helen.
Survivors include a son, Jim and Gina McConoughy of Illinois, and daughters, Lisa and Morris Lewis of Thompson Station, TN Katy and Bob Fritschie of Huber Heights, OH, Jennifer and William Sherwood of Smithville, TN. Nine grandchildren, Elizabeth McConoughey of Portland, OR; J Spencer McConoughey of Chicago; John Rebekah and Erin Lewis of Thompson Station, TN; Kelsey and Bob Fritschie of Huber Heights, OH; and James and Nate Sherwood of Smithville, TN. Nephew, Wayne McConoughey and niece, Janet McConoughey of Tucson, AZ.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church IMAGINE-Holden Chapel. Online giving can be made at my.simplegive.com/g3/h/ or to the Dayton Masonic Foundation, 525 West Riverview Ave., Dayton, OH 45405 www.daytonmasonicfoundation.org
DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles Ralph Preston age 76 of Smithville and a native of Smith County, passed away Sunday night at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born February 22, 1940 to his parents, the late James Robert and Ruby Elizabeth Rollins Preston. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Preston; brother, Dewey Preston and 2 sisters, Linda Walls and Thelma Jean Pope. Everyone that knew Charles, knew of his love for the Lord, fishing and his family. He hosted the Ragland Bottom and Holmes Creek Friday night Fishing Tournament for many years, served as a guide on Center Hill Lake and was a member of the PBF Trail. Charles was a faithful member and Deacon of People's Pentecostal Church. He is survived by 5 children, Charles A. Preston of Lancaster, Nancy (Tee) Wilson of Dowelltown, James Lonnie Preston of Statesville, Pam (Todd) Nunley of Lebanon and Sharon Preston of Smithville; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jimmy (Sharon) Preston and Jerry Preston both of Gordonsville; 2 sisters, Darlene (J.T.) Alvis of Lebanon and Rebecca Malone of Gordonsville; 1 aunt, Jean (Nelson) Smith of Hickman; special friend, Christine Murphy of Liberty and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday June 22, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
45 year old Regina Carol Murphy of Smithville died Monday at St. Thomas Rutherford. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Murphy will officiate and burial will be in the Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Betty Jean Murphy and a sister, Lois Frances Murphy. Survivors include two daughters, Natalie Gail Barrett of Smithville and Amber Cheyenne and Michael Caldwell of Smithville. One grandchild, Chevy Mae Sapphire Caldwell of Smithville. Three sisters, Patricia Gail Murphy of Sparta, Betty Darlene Murphy of Smithville, and Susan Charlene Mashburn of Smithville. Seven brothers, Charlie and Teresa Bradford Murphy of Sparta, Audie Ray and Evelyn Murphy of Lenoir City, Billy Glenn and Karen Murphy of Sparta, David Michael and Tammy Murphy of McMinnville, Joel Stephen and Vanessa Murphy of Woodbury, Micah Daniel and Teresa Murphy of Smithville, Samuel Malichi and Miranda Murphy of Woodbury. Special honorary sister: "Sissy" Goolsby of Sparta. Special friend, Timmy Lee Chadwick of Dowelltown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Regina's memory to help with funeral expenses.
19 year old Ashley Dawn Celestino of McMinnville died Monday at Riverpark Hospital. She was a Dietary worker at NHC of Woodbury and a member of the First Assembly of God. She was also associated with Lighthouse Christian Camp, a former cheerleader, and softball player for DeKalb County. She enjoyed beauty pageants as well. The funeral will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 4 p.m. She is survived by her mother, Tammy Horsley of DeKalb County. Three sisters, Tiffany and Austin Wilmore of DeKalb County, Raven Celestino and Matthew Elliot of DeKalb County, and Kelsey Murphy of DeKalb County. One brother, Jacob Fogle of Illinois. Two nephews, Brayden and Troy Wilmore of DeKalb County. A niece, Oaklyn Celestino-Elliot of DeKalb County. Grandparents, Rick and Mary Wright of Broughton, Illinois. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Nathan Charles Cantrell, 39, of Smithville, passed away Monday, June 6 in Nashville.
Mr. Cantrell was born Aug. 8, 1976, in Smithville to Jane Scarlett Cantrell and the late William Edward Cantrell I.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Jon Hillebrand.
He is survived by his daughter Chloe Cantrell, his mother, Jane Cantrell; sister, Julia (Reed) Vanderpool; brothers, Billy Cantrell, Ted (Kathleen) Hillebrand, and Paul (Jill) Connely.
Nieces: Rebecca (Sam) Matson, Jocelyn and Addison Connely, Nephews Christopher John Hillebrand, Julian Vanderpool, Cayden and Gavin Connely.
Services for family and friends to celebrate Nathan’s life will be held at the Burton/Ponder Cemetery on Saturday July 16 at 10 a.m.
Denise Fischette Shoemaker, passed away at her residence on Saturday, June 11, 2016. She had been ill for the past 8 months.
Ms. Shoemaker was born in Boston, Mass. however her parents moved to Newark, New York where she resided for most of her life. She moved to Sparta, Tennessee ten years ago upon her retirement.
She was employed by the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developemental Disabilities in the areas of education and affirmative action.
She leaves behind her son, Scott (Jessica) Beach; sister, Theresa Fischette; and life time partner, Roger Kuehn.
There will be a celebration of her life Saturday, June 18 at 2pm at her residence. Family and friends are invited.
Online condolences may be made to the family at oaklawnmemorial.com
John Mares age 62 of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning June 12, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born July 21, 1953 in Mexico. John worked in masonry work and was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by 2 daughters, Mary Lou Mares and Brenda Mares both of Texas; 6 grandchildren; 1 sister and 2 brothers all from Mexico; special friend, Ellen Pollard of Smithville; extended family, Donny (Terra) Pollard and children, Lakelynn and Mason, Crissy Pollard, Missy Pollard and Tricia Pollard and children, Richard, Macayla, Allison and Landon. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Alvaro officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
77 year old Joe Lane Taylor of Smithville died Saturday at St. Thomas West in Nashville. He was a self-employed truck driver and he was a member of the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Cleo Sanders will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Robert and Frances Myra Pirtle Taylor; four brothers, Phillip Wayne, Charles Edward, J.B. and Freddie Brown Taylor; two sisters, Oma Tramel and Darlene Crimes; and a grandson, Gregory Luna. Survivors include his wife, Eloise Taylor of Smithville. Two daughters, Tressia and Robert Luna and Lytres and Gary Osborne all of Smithville. One son, David Scott of Smithville. Three brothers, Grady Taylor and James Robert Taylor of Smithville and Douglas and Natha Taylor of Texas. Five grandchildren, Lee Osborne of Sparta, Regina Turner, Justin Luna, Tiffany and Heather Scott, and their mother Reba Scott all of Smithville. Great grandchildren Allan Luna of Smithville and James Luna of Knoxville. Darrian and Elaine Turner of Smithville and Gwendolyn and Lucas Osborne of Sparta. One great great grandchild, Alex Turner of Smithville. Special niece Kristy Howard of McMinnville and a host of other nieces, nephews, and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with expenses.
Thomas "Tom" Lassiter age 86 of Smithville passed away Friday night, June 10, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital of an extended illness. Tom was born November 21, 1929 to his parents, the late Bernard and Lillie Moss Lassiter. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Billy and Charles Lassiter and 1 sister, Louise Hendrixson. He was a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church, U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict and was retired from TRW in Lebanon. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Sue Lassiter of Smithville; 2 children, Vicky (Trey) Hill of Brentwood and Todd (Misty) Lassiter of Smithville; 4 grandchildren, Presley Hill, Brady Hill, Macey Lassiter and Emileigh Lassiter; 1 sister-in-law, Jennie Mae Lassiter of McMinnville. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Mondau, June 13, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Steve Puckett and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Monday 11:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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