66 year old John Payton Turner of Smithville died Tuesday at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a foreman at Pirtle Nursery. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, David Oscar and Ella Mai Herman Turner; three sisters, Halena Driver, Evalena Redmon, and Rose Cobble; and two brothers, Jerry Turner and Elton Turner. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Glenda Dyer Turner; two sons, John Michael and Tina Turner and Chase Turner; two daughters, Crystal and Cayalyn Turner all of Smithville. One grandchild; two sisters, Helen and Malcolm Turner of McMinnville and Ruby Parsley of Smithville. Sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Altie and Gerald Knowles of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Gladys and Ella Chaffin both of Cookeville. Brother-in-law, Raymond Dyer of Smithville. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and family. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Cayalyn Turner Scholarship Fund.
Elaine Pack Davis, age 60, of Liberty passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at her home. She was a native of Cannon County.
Survivors include her husband, Mike Davis, of the Pea Ridge Community of Liberty; Daughters, Amy Michelle Davis & Amanda Lane Davis, both of Murfreesboro; Mother, Barbara Pack of Woodbury; Siblings, Ronny (Alice) Pack, Kathleen (Bobby) Davenport, & Allan (Sharon) Pack, all of Woodbury. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her father, Amon Pack; Maternal Grandparents, Resen & Jewel Page; and Paternal Grandparents, Anderson & Ruby Pack.
Mrs. Davis was a member of the Burt Baptist Church. She was a school bus driver for the Dekalb County School System for 30 years and a tax preparer. She was a master gardener and loved her flowers. She especially loved her family and her three little dogs, Dave, Dan, & Buddy. She enjoyed traveling, road trips, and searching antique malls with her husband, Mike.
Funeral services will be 2 PM Thursday, August 27, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. David Moody officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Holly Cemetery (Dekalb Co.). Visitation with the family will be from 2 to 9 PM Wednesday, August 26, 2015 & 8 AM until time of service, Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burt Baptist Church or to the Mt. Holly Cemetery.
Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net
88 year old Henry Wade Reynolds of Alexandria died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a DeKalb County native and a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service time. Reynolds was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Dewey Reynolds and Thelma Willoughby and his wife of 68 years, Dolores Reynolds. He is survived by sons, Bobby Sherrell and wife Carolyn Reynolds and Jeff and wife Barbara Reynolds all of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Dana and Matt McKinney and David and Monica Reynolds all of Alexandria and Jeffrey David and Danielle Reynolds and Tim and Jenna Reynolds all of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Cadence Reynolds, Tatum Reynolds, Dallas Reynolds, Kelby Milton, Kinsey Cooper, Levi Reynolds, and Molly Reynolds. Great great grandchild, Maverick Knight. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Mount Zion Cemetery Fund in his memory.
91 year old Freda Rose Haynes Cantrell of Smithville passed away Friday night, Aug. 21st at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville 1st United Methodist Church & was former owner/operator of Bridgeway Motel. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. A graveside service will be held on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at 11am at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Bro. Terry Litte will officiate. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4-8pm & Monday from 9am-10:45am. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Sie Cantrell, parents-Charlie & Bonnie Hendrixson Haynes & Son- Ronnie Cantrell. Survivors include 1 Daughter- Linda & Freddy Colvert of Smithville. 1 Son- Rick & Martha Ann Cantrell of Murfreesboro. 7 Grandchildren- Norris Colvert, Gayla & Farron Hendrix, & Leah & Jeff Ingram of Smithville. Lindsay & Josh Decker, & Vince Cantrell of Murfreesboro. Clay Cantrell of Ohio. Hayley Cantrell of Mount Juliet. 8 Great Grandchildren-Ali, Abi, and Lee Hendrix, Kevin Colvert, Ethan & Eli Cantrell, Logan & Brynn Decker. 1 Sister-Ione Keith of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Bobby Lowe "Blue" Hayes age 68 of Dowelltown passed away Friday night at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was born June 26, 1947 to his parents, the late J.T. and Irene Davis Hayes. He was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and the National Spotted Saddle Horse Association, a U.S. Army Veteran. Bobby retired form the Corp of Engineers and currently was employed at Advance Auto. He is survived by his wife of 40 yrs. Shirley Hayes of Dowelltown; 1 son, Joel Hayes of Dowelltown; 1 daughter, Lora (Tony) Hortert of Murfreesboro; 3 grandchildren, Christian, Garrett and Rachel Hortert; 1 sister, Barbara (Richard) Harris of Macon, GA; 1 sister-in-law, Marcia (Bobby) Mayo of Woodbury. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, August 24, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bryan Jones officiating. Visitation will be Sunday 2:PM until 8:PM and Monday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Virginia Young Gill of Silver Point died Thursday night at McArthur Manor in Manchester. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club of Silver Point and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She was also a member of the Wolf Creek Baptist Church and was a former ladies fashion buyer for Sears and Roebuck. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Herb Leftwich will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. Gill was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Waymon (Cotton) Gill; parents, Charles and Bertie Turner Young; three brothers and a sister. Survivors include four children, Glenda and husband Buster Bush of Manchester, Gary and wife Carolyne Gill of Gainesboro, Gordon and wife Brenda Gill of Lebanon, and Gray and wife Hatty Gill of Cookeville. Seven grandchildren, Dr. Brian and Belinda Bush of Brentwood, Lisa and David Young of Manchester, Gregory and Tracey Gill of Lebanon, Ginger and Rodney Griffin of Knoxville, Byron and Katrina Gill of Lebanon, Heather and Dr. Jeff Livingston of College Grove, and Amy and Shea Callahan of Cookeville. Seventeen great grandchildren. One sister, Marie Colvert of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Evelyn Young of Hendersonville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wolf Creek Baptist Church at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home or 3378 Wolf Creek Road, Silver Point, TN 38582 or to a charity of your choice in memory of Ms. Virginia.
Dawn Allison Clayton age 52 of Smithville passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 18, 2015 at her residence. She was born October 3, 1962 to her parents, Joh and Minta DeYoung DeVries. Dawn was preceded in death by her husband, George B. Clayton. She was a Jehovah's Witness and Disabled. Survivors include her parents, John and Minta DeVries of Smithville; 3 brothers, John DeVries of Smithville, Randall (Sherry) DeVries of Woodbury, Eric (Melonie) DeVries of Dowelltown; 1 sister, Jenny (Glenn) Evans of Smithville; several nieces and nephews; 3 sisters-in-law, Valarie (Dennis) Leasure of Smithville, Jodie Jones of Smithville, and Diana (Ted) Sokol of Massachusetts; 2 brothers-in-law, John Teed of Virginia and Jeremy Clayton of Dowelltown. Memorial Services will be conducted 4:PM Saturday, August 22, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Glenn Evans officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2:PM until the time of the memorial service at 4:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
45 year old Tracy Lee Caplinger of Auburntown died Thursday at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. He was owner of L & C Sporting Goods, an avid outdoorsman, and member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church. Dusty Desimone will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Caplinger was preceded in death by his father, Donnie Caplinger; maternal grandparents, Walter and Joyce Haas; and paternal grandparents, Monroe and Hazel Caplinger. Survivors include his wife Jeanna Brown Caplinger; two daughters, Kayna and Kayley Caplinger all of Auburntown. Parents, Hugh and Linda Haas Lawrence of Smithville. A brother, Rusty and Ginger Caplinger of Dowelltown. A sister, Mitzi and Paul Stouder of Smithville. Father and mother-in-law, Jim and Darnell Brown of Liberty. A brother-in-law, Jason and Jennifer Brown of Auburntown. Several nieces, nephews, and friends survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. Donations may be made to the West Main Baptist Church Wholly Fed Fund, in lieu of flowers.
Mr. Carl McBride of Smithville passed away Thursday morning, August 20, 2015 at his daughter's home in Hermitage. He was born November 18, 1933 in Temperance Hall to his parents the late, Bud and Eunice Scott McBride. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 son, Ronnie McBride; 1 daughter, Patricia Gail McBride; grandson, Andrew McBride Ferris. Carl attended The Gathering in Smithville and worked with Purity Dairies for 36 years. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances McBride of Smithville; 2 daughters, Cindy (Grover) Moss of Hermitage and Angie (Robert) Havener of Nashville; 1 grandson, Jonathan Powell of Nashville; 1 great-grandson, Evan Powell; 2 brothers, Charles (Marie) McBride of Brentwood and John (Mary) McBride of Mt. Juliet; nieces, Pam, Beverly, Sharon, and Melissa and 1 great-niece, Wendy. Funeral services for Carl will be conducted 1:PM Saturday, August 22, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jimbo Eddins officiating and interment to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 3:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Beckett Tucker Melching, the eleven-day-old son of Bobby and Martha Melching of Smtihville passed away at Vanderbilt on Tuesday, August 18, 2015. A private graveside service for family members only will be on Thursday at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by brother, Knox Robert Melching, Paternal great grandfather, Eldon Baker, paternal great grandparents, Dean and Marilyn Melching, Paternal Great uncle, John Baker, Maternal great grandparents, Casto and Josie Puckett, and Maternal cousin, Josiah Graden Kirksey. In addition to his parents, Beckett is survived by his twin sister, Lorilai Melching of Smithville, Paternal Grandparents: Darren and Lori Melching of White House Maternal Grandmother: Gail Kirksey of Smithville, Maternal grandfather: Howard and his wife Carol Kirksey of Tullahoma, Paternal great grandmother: Betty Kowalski of Loup City, Nebraska, Maternal great grandmother: Betty Kirksey of Murfreesboro, Paternal great great grandmother: Esther Baker of Nebraska, Paternal Aunt: Melissa Melching of Cleveland, Paternal Uncles: Brian Melching of Cookeville, Benjamin Melching of White House, and John Melching of USMC, Maternal Uncle: Graden and wife Sabrina Kirksey of Smithville and their children, Silas and Ella Kirksey. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Monroe Carrol Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
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