Obituaries

Christine Melton

May 25 2016

Christine Melton age 69 of the Short Mountain Community and a native of Fayetteville, TN passed away Monday night, May 23, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. She was born January 2, 1947 to her parents, the late Matthew and Thelma Lindsey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Randall Melton and 1 daughter, Sandra Hale. Survivors include 1 son, Steve (Sharon) Melton of Woodbury; 4 grandchildren, Heather Hale, Jacob, Jared and Kaylee Melton; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Smith of Fayetteville; 2 brothers, Chester Lindsey of Fayetteville and Larry Lindsey of Huntsville, AL; half-sister, Dorothy of Winchester, TN; half-brother, William of Fayetteville. The Melton family has chosen a direct cremation and there will be no services held. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bernard Kocis

May 24 2016

90 year old Bernard Kocis of Rock Island died Tuesday at his residence. He was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church and was retired from Burrells. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Father Kevin Dowling will officiate. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Hutchings Kocis. Survivors include two special nieces, Tyra Rodgers of Crossville and Angie Stafford of Knoxville. Three special great nieces, Taylor, Megan, and Ashlee Rodgers all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Hattie Laura Farless

May 24 2016

71 year old Hattie Laura Farless of Smithville died Monday at NHC of Smithville. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Steffee will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Zada Page Atnip. Survivors include a daughter, Angela and Larry Luna of Sparta. A son, Jackie Farless of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Kristi and Fred Gallahan of Cookeville and Hope Farless of Smithville. A sister, Brenda Green of Smithville. Special niece, April Chapman of Smithville. Father of her children, Glen Farless of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Todd Hindsley

May 24 2016

Mr. Todd Hindsley age 49 of Smithville passed away Sunday morning, May 22, 2016 at his residence. He was born July 13, 1966 in DeKalb County to his parents, the late Clyde Odell Hindsely and Sharon Redmon Hindsley. Todd was a factory worker. He is survived by his mother, Sharon Hindsley and other extended family and friends. Todd's request was to be cremated and no services will be held. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Evans Campbell

May 23 2016

79 year old Elsie Evans Campbell of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Smithville. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie and Minnie Harmon Bratcher; husband, Tracy Campbell; three brothers, J.P. Bratcher, Alvie Bratcher, Jr., and Bill Bratcher; and two sisters, Clara Mai Armour and Sybal Lawson. She is survived by a son, Michael Campbell of Smithville. Two granddaughters, Britney Campbell of Smithville and Kristen and her husband Gatlin Dougherty of Smithville. One sister, Naomi and Dixie Underhill of McMinnville. One sister-in-law, Gracie Bratcher of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Ms. Elsie's memory to help with funeral expenses.

Ricky Odell Bly

May 23 2016

Ricky Odell Bly age 59 of Liberty, died Sunday, May 22, 2016 at his residence. Born Jan. 17, 1957, he was the son of the late Odell and Bunie Bates Bly and was preceded in death by a son, Michael Odell Bly and brother, David Ray Bly. Ricky is survived by his wife, Marlene Petty Bly; children, Mary (Justin) Lohorn, Stephanie (Kenny Murphy) Bly, Brian (Kayla) Bly, Steven (Christy Reeder) Bly all of Smithville; 14 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter; sister, Shirley (David) Ray of Alexandria. Memorial service for Ricky will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. till service time on Sunday with interment at Hillview Cemetery to follow.

Joseph "Joey" Scott Barnes

May 23 2016

41 year old Joseph "Joey" Scott Barnes of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Webb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Davis Barnes, Sr. Survivors include his son, Colby Davis Barnes; mother, Billie Ann Baker and husband Glenn; brothers, Johnny Wayne Barnes and wife Abbie all of Smithville; Johnny Davis Barnes, Jr. and wife Shelly of Alexandria. A sister, Shanta Jones of Carthage. Nieces, Ripley Anne Barnes of Alexandria, Kalee Castro and nephew, Dylan Castro both of Carthage. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Relay for Life.

Kathern Delois Ward

May 21 2016

76 year old Kathern Delois Ward of Dowelltown died Monday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church, a retired factory worker, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be Monday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the DeKalb Community Complex. Family and friends are invited to come celebrate her life at that time. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Prudie Robinson Vanatta and a daughter Delois Ward. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, J.W. Ward; three children, Jeff and Melissa Ward of Smithville; Teresa and Ronnie Evans of Largo, Florida; and Dwayne and Cindy Ward of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Tia Ward of Smithville, Micah Evans of Largo, Florida, and Chris and Trista Ward of Lebanon. Three great grandchildren, Lilly, Addison, and Aiden Ward all of Lebanon. Sister, Erma Thomason of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lillian Stanley Taylor

May 21 2016

Lillian Stanley Taylor age 81 of Liberty, passed away Thursday night at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER of an extended illness. She was born September 4, 1934 to her parents, the late Bill and Bertie Mae Tramel Stanley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 son, Leonard Johnson; 1 brother, Willie Stanley; 1 sister, Georgia Frazier; 1 half-sister, Jessie Mae Bain and 1 half-brother, Hiram Stanley. She was a nursery worker, farmer and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Taylor of Liberty; 3 grandchildren, Brad Johnson and Debra Johnson both of McMinnville and Melissa Johnson of Cookeville; 3 great-grandchildren, Dylan Johnson, Dustin Johnson and Peyton Johnson; 1 sister, Dixie Sweeten of Smithville and 1 brother, Wayne Stanley of Kitrell; several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services and interment will be 4:PM Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery with Bro. Charlie Lawson officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 12 Noon until 3:30 at which time Mrs. Taylor will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Woodrow Wilson Pack

May 20 2016

88 year old Woodrow Wilson Pack of Smithville died early Friday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville Nazarene Church and a retired maintenance worker with Texas Boot. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Trent Colwell and Shane Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife. Georgia Lee Pack and parents, Thomas Jefferson and Mary Frances Driver Pack. He is survived by a son, Jerry and Jeanie Pack of McMinnville. Four daughters, Janie and Alton Bundy of Woodbury, Brenda and Jim Shields, Leann and Jerry Waggoner all of Smithville, and Shannon and Mike Adamson of McMinnville. Eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and special family friend and caregiver, Pat Sanders of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations please be made to Smithville Nazarene Church or Bonham Cemetery.

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