Obituaries

Ola Geneva Knowles

Jan 21 2015

90 year old Ola Geneva Knowles of Dowelltown died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church and was retired from Oster. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jerry Womack will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Haston Knowles; parents, Thaniel and Stella Adcock; a grandchild, Jim Knowles; and a sister, Thelma Adcock. Survivors include a son, Glenn Doyce Knowles and two daughters, Deborah and Christie Knowles all of Smithville; three grandchildren, Morris Edward Knowles and Crystal and Michael Moore of Smithville and Barbara Strickland and Von Franklin of Woodbury. Eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lions Club and Northside Elementary Library.

Yvonne Green

Jan 21 2015

Ms. Yvonne Green age 79 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born February 23, 1935 to her parents, the late Logan Green and Ollie Pinegar Green. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Helen Wright and a nephew Eddie Wright. She is survived by sisters, Jo Ann (Bill) Sparkman, Shirley (Tavous) Martin. 5 nieces, Katherine Pack, Pam (Steve) Turner, Penny Chapman, Susan (Chuck) Gulick, and Tamyra (Johnny) Taylor. Nephew Dennis (Marilyn) Braun. Great nieces, Tish Summers, Kate Pack, Crystal Young, Jennifer Sykes, Jessica Martin, Kelsey Spare, Sidney Alamlatin, Shanna Key, Latroya Key,& Tracey & Jessie Braun. Great Nephews, Todd Pack, & Josh Turner. 11 great great nieces & 9 great great nephews. Funeral service will be conducted 2pm Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Donnie Kelly & Bro. Bill Robertson officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with family will be on Thursday 2pm until 8pm and 10am until the time of the service at 2pm. Dearly loved by family and friends especially by Brayden and little Bratten. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia M. Rickman

Jan 19 2015

Virginia M. Rickman age 91 of Silver Point passed away Monday, January 19, 2015 at NHC Healthcare of Smithville. She worked as a U. S. Postmaster, and played the piano at the Silver Point Baptist Church of ten years. Ms. Rickman was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Sallie Mae Weeks Myers; her husbands, Charles F. Kealhofer, A. A. Billy Tate, and Rupert Rickman; grandson, Trae Gowan; sisters, Lucille Ferguson, and Elsie Drane; brothers, Jack Myers, and Charles W. Myers. Survivors include son, Charles Kealhofer, JR . of Silver Point, and daughter, Sara Jo Gowan McAdams of Mississippi; grandchildren, Tamara Kealhofer, Charles “Bubba” Kealhofer,III, Sara Gowan Brown ; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Eldridge, Madison Eldridge, Haley Eldridge, Grace Eldridge, Brooke, Emma and Avey, Jacob Kealhofer and Kyle CostIlow; great-great-grand daughter, Jessilin Eldridge. Graveside service will be on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm in Durant, Mississippi with Bro. Tony Crow and Rev. Higdon Herrington officiating. Visitation with the family will be at DeKalb Funeral Chapel on Tuesday 6:pm until 8:pm. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. The family request in lieu of flowers contributions to be made to Silver Point Baptist Church.

Geneva Grace Colwell

Jan 19 2015

Geneva Grace Colwell, the two day old baby of Matthew and Kayla Neal Colwell, died Sunday at Vanderbilt Hospital. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Young Cemetery in Jackson County. Visitation will be Monday from 2-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. The baby was preceded in death by her step grandfather, Tracey Baker. In addition to her parents, the infant is survived by her maternal grandfather, Bruce Neal, maternal grandmother, Tammy Neal; paternal grandparents, Johnny and Heather Colwell; paternal grandmother, Selesa Barrett; two uncles, John Logan Colwell and Harley Wheeler; two aunts, Kerri Neal and Miranda Colwell. Special cousin, Kyndall Neal; paternal great grandfather, Eddie Colwell; maternal great grandparents, Douglas and Kathy Neal; maternal great grandmother, Linda Snyder all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirleen Clower

Jan 19 2015

Shirleen Clower age 43 of Tullahoma passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Marie Todd Moore. She was disabled and a Pentecostal. Survivors include her father, Robert Moore of Tullahoma; sister, Dorothy Moore of Smithville; brother, Robert (April) Moore of McMinnville; 2 nieces and 1 nephew, Kelsey, Raeleigh and Bentley Moore; several other cousins and family survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday, January 21 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. and Sister Taylor officiating and burial will follow in Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 10AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward Francis Gass

Jan 17 2015

Mr. Edward Francis Gass age 80 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital ER. He was born March 6, 1934 to his parents, the late John Joseph James and Lillian Frances Wilson Gass. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren, Candice Marie Knoll and Corey Knoll. He was a Catholic and retired from Raytheon were he worked in production control in the missal division. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Gass of Smithville; 1 daughter, Jean Gass Knoll of Dunnellon, FL; 1 son, William John Gass, Sr. of Nashua, New Hampshire; 3 grandchildren, William John Gass, Jr. and Benjamin Francis Gass both of Nashua, New Hampshire and Brittney Amber Knoll of Pembroke Pines, FL; 2 great-granddaughters, Ariella Candice Marie O'Brien and Isabella Candice Marie O'Brien. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Saturday, January 17, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dwight Knowles officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 10AM until the time of the service at 11AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Helen Roberta Thomas

Jan 15 2015

Funeral services for Helen Roberta Thomas, 82, of Smithville and formerly of Cookeville will be held Sunday, January 18 at 2 pm in the Chapel of Presley Funeral Home in Cookeville with Bro. Tim McHenry and Bro. Bernard Houk officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday 5pm to 8pm and Sunday 12 pm until service time.

Mrs. Thomas passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital.

She was born March 1, 1932 in Putnam County, TN to the late Simon and Mary Louvina Randolph Herron.

Mrs. Thomas was a long time member of Holliday Church of Christ. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt and a babysitter to many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Golden Herren and a sister, Ora Palmer.

Mrs. Thomas is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Dwight and Brenda Thomas, Joey and Jamie Thomas both of Cookeville; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jeanette and Carroll Irby of Smithville, Janice and Tommy Long of Baxter, Maxine Trapp of Smithville; seven grandchildren, Mark (Nancy) Pullum, Tina (Steven) Saunders both of Cookeville, Hayley (Jon) Culwell of Smithville, Brad (Heather) Thomas, Amy (Jamie) Ellis, Sarah (Tony) Williams, Chase Thomas all of Cookeville; 12 great grandchildren, Jessica, Shelby, Hannah, Emily, Noah, Maddi Grace, Makennah, Alivia, Allee, Briley, Maddie & Reuben.

Ardward Gray Redmon

Jan 15 2015

Ardward Gray Redmon, age 88, of Doyle Community, died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Hospital.

He was born in DeKalb County December 31, 1926. He was the son of John Monroe and Aubry Pearl Adamson Redmon.

He was a WWII Army Veteran and retired with the State of Tennessee Highway Department.

The funeral service will be at Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta on Friday at 2:00 P.M. Bro. Bill Lowery officiate. Burial will follow in the New Union cemetery in DeKalb County. Visitation will be at Thurman Funeral Home, Thursday, January 15 , 2015 at 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

He was preceded in death by his parents-John Monroe and Aubry Pearl Adamson Redmon. His late wife– Hilda Ruth Delong Redmon. Siblings-Annie Redmon and Johnny Redmon. Grandchild-Tony Lynn Mills.

Survivors include his wife Clata Shockley Redmon 7 children and their spouses: Sandra (Skip) Mills of Tyler TX, Lloyd (Marie) Redmon of Walling, TN, Debbie Redmon of Antioch, TN, David (Pat) Redmon of McMinnville, TN, Jeff (Maggie) Redmon of Kingsport, TN, Pam (Mason) Carter of Liberty, TN, and Jerry Redmon of Antioch, TN. 12 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren Siblings:Vella Mae Poston and Willie Dean Ashley

Thurman Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Corley Bass Banks

Jan 14 2015

Martha Corley Bass Banks age 97 of Dowelltown, passed away Tuesday morning January 13, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born September 12, 1917 to her parents, the late Lannis Archie and Lillian Corley Bass. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Petway Banks; grandson, James Andrew Banks; 3 half-sisters, Bessie Lee Colvert, Clara Sanders, Sarah Avant;; half-brother, Thurman Bass; sister, Mildred Bass. Ms. Martha was a graduate of Baxter Seminary and attended Cumberland University. She was a dedicated wife and mother, an active member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church and the U.M.W. and an employee of the Dowelltown Post Office for several years. She will be greatly missed by her family but she left them many wonderful memories. Survivors include 3 children, William David and wife, Nancy Banks of Knoxville, Edwin Roger and wife, Betty Banks of Madison, AL, Barbara and husband, Ben Shields of Nashville; grandchildren, Bill (Sharon) Banks of Knoxville, Debbie (Chip) Tatum of Oviedo, FL, Rebecca Banks (German) Pardo of Madison, AL, Rachel (Tommy) Huff of Antioch, TN, Amy (Richard) Kynard of Olathe, KS, Ashley Shields of London, England; great-grandchildren, Emily Banks, Hannah Tatum, Tommy Huff, Will Huff, William Pardo, Katie Pardo. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday, January 15, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. David Lunsford and Lee Neal officiating. Burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday 4:PM until 7:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Dowelltown United Methodist Church Building Fund or the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Nettie Jim Foster

Jan 9 2015

Nettie Jim Foster age 92 of Smithville, passed away Thursday afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born October 6, 1922 to her parents, the late Roy Lee and Cora Tramel Cripps. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Foster; daughter, Doris Hayes; son, Roger Foster; son-in-law, Kenneth Hayes; 3 grandsons, Todd, Terry and Chad Foster; 2 brothers, R.L. and Hoyte Cripps; 3 sisters, Marirene Garvey, JoAnn Rhody and Judy Hale. Ms. Nettie was a faithful member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church and was a retired shirt factory worker. Survivors include daughter-in-law, Priscilla Foster of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Timothy (Angela) Foutch, Jamie Woodside and Renee (Ricky) Hendrixson all of Smithville, Jeffrey D. (Betty) Foster of Lebanon, Dionndra Foster and Kyla of Dallas, Texas; 8 great-grandchildren, Heather (Timmy) Vaughn, Brooke Johnson, Kevin Woodside, Nathan Trapp, Natasha (Nathanyel) Pedigo, Wesley Walker, Alicia Foster, Matthew Foster; 9 great-great-grandchildren, Chase Dewayne Vaughn, Jaden Johnson, Kenadee Pedigo, Katie Pedigo, Kaden Trapp, Ethan Trapp, Avah Grace Henley, Jaylon Rodriquez; 2 brothers, Ray Doyle Cripps and Bobby Cripps both of Smithville; 3 sisters, Faye West and Wanda (Orvil) Hendrix both of Smithville, Dot (Jerry) Mansuetti of Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law, Sue Cripps Kelly of Smithville and Gladys Cripps of McMinnville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday at Whorton Springs Baptist Church with Bro. David Mahan officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 1:PM until 9:PM and Sunday 10:AM until 12:30 PM all at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ms. Foster will lie in state at the church Sunday from 1:PM until the time of the service at 2:PM. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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