Obituaries

Martha Allene Cripps Keith

Apr 29 2013

Martha Allene Cripps Keith - age 95 of White House, Tennessee passed away Friday, April 26, 2013. Born in Smithville, Tennessee Wednesday, December 19, 1917 she is preceded in death by parents Livie & Pearl Elledge Cripps; husband, Wilson Keith, brothers, Ray & Carl Cripps; sisters Hilda & Josephine Cripps.

Mrs. Keith worked 13 years at the Goodlettsville Dairy Queen; enjoyed growing her flowers; was a member of Temple Baptist Church in White House; she is survived by her daughter, Jane Robertson; sisters, Opal (Clyde) Jones, Opha Turner, Corinne Clark, Doris (Gene) Rowland; brothers, Tom (Georgia) Cripps, Lloyd (Jessie) Cripps.

Funeral services will be 12:00 Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Rev. H. D. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Terry Cripps, Jerald Cripps, Mike Jones, Mike Marks, Gary Whittaker, Tim Bowles, Ricky Turner, Mark Paul.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sherry's Run, P O Box 8, Lebanon, TN 37088 pr Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Nashville, TN.

Family and friends will gather to remember Mrs. Keith at a visitation Monday, April 29, 2013 from 2:00 until 8:00 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Rd. Goodlettsville, TN 37072

Jeremy Ray Ferrell

Apr 29 2013

32 year old Jeremy Ray Ferrell of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was disabled and a Baptist. A graveside service will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Beech Hill Cemetery in the Gassaway community. No visitation will be held at the funeral home. Ferrell was preceded in death by two brothers, Garry Glen and Michael Wayne Ferrell; his maternal grandmother, Claince Davis and maternal grandfather, Johnny Lee Davis. Survivors include his parents, James and Ethel Cooper; two brothers, Steven and wife Amy Ferrell and Jonathan and wife Angie Ferrell of Smithville. Brothers at heart, Chris and wife Tori South and Justin Braswell. Nieces and nephews, Ella Beth Ferrell, Shawn and Linda West, and C.J. South all of Smithville. Paternal grandfather, Matthew Cooper and paternal grandmother, Joyce Simmons both of Morrison. Paternal grandmother, Jackie Cooper of West Virginia. Several aunts and uncles also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.

Shirley Jean Southard

Apr 27 2013

67 year old Shirley Jean Southard of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a waitress and a Baptist. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Washington and Margaret Elizabeth Arnold Caldwell; one son, Earl Bryant; two daughters, Rita Cantrell and Trina West; and a brother, Jr. Caldwell. Survivors include a daughter, Monica and husband David Summers. One grandson, Travis Summers; one granddaughter, Cindy and husband Ken Taylor; and four great grandchildren, Devin Summers, Shauna, Abbi, and Kenlee Taylor all of Smithville. One sister, Marie Nixson of Watertown. One brother, Tommy Caldwell of Dowelltown. One sister-in-law, Patsy and her husband, Jesse Drury; a special friend, Phyllis of McMinnville, several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

J.B. Williams

Apr 23 2013

78 year old J.B. Williams of Smithville died Monday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a Christian and he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW. Williams was also owner and operator of Broad Street Shell for ten years and was service manager at Stribling Chevrolet for fourteen years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jimbo Eddins will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Allie and Ethel Hendrixson Williams; four brothers, Ray, Eugene, Louie, and Ralph Williams; and a sister, Mable Williams. Survivors include four sons, Brent and wife Cheryl Williams, Kent and wife Shannon Williams, and Brad and wife Holly Williams all of Smithville and Greg and wife Stephanie Williams of Nashville. Three daughters, Diane and husband Jimbo Eddins, Deanna and husband Barry Deaver all of Smithville, and Keisha and husband Tony Smith of Sparta. Twenty grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Belinda Harriett Harness

Apr 16 2013

54 year old Belinda Harriett Harness of Dowelltown died Sunday in Warren County. She was a former employee of NHC Healthcare Center. A memorial service will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the New Life Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cordell and Iva Rutherford Britt; a sister, Sandy Greer; and a brother, Gary Britt. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Harness of Dowelltown. Four children, Lisa Porterfield of Dowelltown, Tiffany Greer of Nashville, Jennifer Campos of Murfreesboro, and Trey Whitaker of Nashville. Five grandchildren, Elijah Porterfield of Dowelltown, Scottie and Jordan Blackwell of Sparta, Ellianna Campos of Murfreesboro. Two brothers, Cordell Jackson Britt, II of Smithville and Ricky Wayne Britt of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.

Earl Dyer

Apr 16 2013

68 year old Earl Dyer of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was a mechanic and a member of the Apostolic Ark Church in Murfreesboro. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Matt Walls will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Dyer was preceded in death by his parents, Haskell and Flossie Pippin Dyer; brothers, William, Hubert, Gordon, and Frank Dyer. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Comfort Dyer of Smithville. A son, Earl, Jr. and wife Amy Dyer of Dowelltown. Step-daughter, Charlotte Malone of Smithville. Brother, Raymond Dyer of Smithville. Sisters, Stella Clemons of Sparta, Gladys Chaffin, and Eller Chaffin both of Cookeville, Altie and husband Gerald Knowles, Glenda and husband John Turner, and Linda and husband Freeman Brown all of Smithville. Brothers-in-law, Jerry Comfort and Billy and wife Goldie Comfort. Sisters-in-law, Barbara Comfort, Frances Dyer, Jean Dyer, and Stella Dyer. Several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Gideons or Relay for Life in memory of Earl.

Imogene Judkins Page

Apr 16 2013

83 year old Imogene Judkins Page of Dowelltown died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of the Temperance Hall Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Sister Serita Martin will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Grady and Lily Dale Judkins; five siblings, Dimple Hale, Inez Taylor, Rose Judkins, James Judkins, and Vada Davis. Survivors include three children, Robert Lynn Bain of Milton, Melissa and husband Paul Gerringer of Smithville, and Mark and wife Tracy Bain of Rock Island. Ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Three brothers, Buddy and Richard Judkins of Smithville and Douglas Judkins of North Carolina. Three sisters, Claudia Bain of Michigan, Margaret Cripps of Ohio, and Helen Maxwell of Baxter. Special friend and companion, Lloyd Tisdale of Dowelltown and special caregiver, Jamie Langford of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Wanda Lee Campbell Hill

Apr 16 2013

69 year old Wanda Lee Campbell Hill of Woodbury died Monday at Stones River Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Van Nichols will officiate and burial will be in the Reed Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She is survived by her husband, James Hill of Woodbury; Sisters, Ann Ferrell and her friend, James Estes both of Woodbury, Freda and Jerry Johnson of Liberty; 2 brothers-in-law, J.T. Campbell & Ricky Dodd both of Liberty; Sister-in-law, Paulette Duggin of Smithville; 8 nephews and 4 neices. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyte and Allie Mears Duggin, 1st Husband, Johnny Campbell; Brother, Bobby Duggin; Sisters, Geraldine Campbell and Denise Dodd; 2 nephews, Russell & Lynn Parker. A member of the Liberty United Methodist Church, she was a house keeper at Stones River Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

Jasen Travis Estes

Apr 15 2013

35 year old Jasen Travis Estes of Old Hickory died at his home Sunday. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Billy Estes, Sr. and Roy Ballentine; uncles Don Estes, and Mike Ballentine; cousin, Marshall Estes; and father-in-law, Stanley Stephens. He is survived by his wife, Arica Stephens-Estes; father, Billy and wife Regina Estes; mother, Carolyn Ballentine; brother, Trey and wife Mary Neil Estes; grandmothers, Dean Estes and Dot Ballentine; an aunt, Nancy Estes; nephews, Will, Micah, Evan, Brady, Ben, and Waylon. Niece, Mary Caroline; cousins, Houston Estes, Andy Vann; mother-in-law, Donna Faircloth; sister-in-law, Alicia Bagsby; a brother-in-law, Coy Stephens and many other family members and friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9-11 a.m. at Mount Olivet Funeral Home in Nashville with the funeral service following at 11 a.m.

Jasen Travis Estes

Melvin Eugene "Gene" Gillette

Apr 15 2013

84 year old Melvin Eugene "Gene" Gillette of Smithville died Sunday after a long illness.

A retired owner/operator of Gillette Service Center, a retired United States Air Force veteran for 20 years of the Korean and Vietnam wars, and a member of the Baptist Church, he was the son of the late Charlie L. and Cleo Della Neeley Gillette. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Ralph Gillette; niece, Mildred Lee; and granddaughter, Amber Nicole Tilton.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Gena and Steve Tilton of McMinnville; one son, Greg Lee Gillette; two grandsons, Kaleb and Nicholas Tilton of McMinnville; sister-in-law, Maureen Gillette of the Dibrell Community; special friend, Jo Grace Lowery of Smithville; and many more friends and family survive.

He was a member of American Legion Post 173, VFW Post 5064 and the Lions Club. He was a volunteer for many years with the VA Hospital.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at High's Chapel with Bill Hall officiating. Burial will follow in New Union Cemetery, DeKalb County with full military honors administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at High's.

High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

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