Linda Gail Taylor

Aug 10 2016
Linda Gail Taylor

60 year old Linda Gail Taylor of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC of Sparta. She was a Baptist and Seamstress. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, James Frank Driver and Marie Melton Veal; and a son, Rocky Taylor. Survivors include a daughter, Misty Taylor Myers; four grandchildren, Britani Taylor, Gage Myers, Aleris Shepherd, and Bentlee Shepherd; and a great grandson, Gunner Shepherd all of Smithville. A brother, Mark and wife Kathy Driver of Sparta. Five sisters, Carolyn and Ricky Summers of Sparta, Barbara and Barry Poss of Smithville, Anita and Grady Bailey of Sparta, Joyce and Ricky Pistole of Kingston, and Penny and Bryan Szklanski of Smyrna. Father of her children, Ronnie Taylor of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, please make donations to the Lighthouse Christian Camp.

William Edward Matthews

Aug 7 2016

64 year old William Edward Matthews of Smithville died Saturday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a Baptist and a nurseryman. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Nathan Thomason and Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Junior Matthews and Betty Frances Davis Murphy; a brother, Terry Murphy; four sisters, Martha Jane Todd, Patty Shoemake, Brenda Taylor, and Jena Hesson. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Rita Davis Matthews; two sons, Gary and Susan Matthews and Stacy and Enedina Matthews; a daughter, Tina and Darren Templeton; eleven grandchildren, Josh Puckett, Jacob and Andrea Puckett, Janda and Josh Hendrixson, Shea and Justin Foster, Arrion, Arianna, Tayza, and Jonathan Matthews, and Kaitlin and Abby Ferrell all of Smithville, and Dillan Templeton of Texas. Six great grandchildren, Eli, Levi, and Ava Puckett, Serenity Foster, Mackenzie Hendrixson, and Avery Martin; five brothers, James and Darlene Matthews, Willie Matthews, Roy and Debbie Matthews, Randall Neal, Doug and Norma Murphy; and three sisters, Helen Ervin, Pam and Kevin Cain, and Kathy Murphy all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Janice Marie Keyt Burris

Aug 4 2016

Janice Marie Keyt Burris of Mt. Juliet, TN passed away July 5, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with MS. She was entombed on July 7, 2016 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville. Janice was the daughter of the late W.C. Keyt and Antha Keyt, she was the granddaughter of the late Rev. Widney and Elizabeth Keyt, who were from Smithville and the late Robert and Margie Smith, who were from McMinnville. She is survived by her son, Matthew O. Hodges of Nashville, TN; mother, Antha Keyt of Fairfield Glade, TN; 2 brothers, Timothy Keyt of Cookeville, TN, Robert Keyt of Chattanooga, TN, 1 nephew Timothy W. Keyt of Ft. Hills, AZ; and we will not forget Dudley, her best buddy, her dog. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Elizabeth Ann Gulley

Aug 2 2016

Elizabeth Ann Gulley, age 86, died on Sunday, 7-31-16, in National Health Care, Pulaski, TN. She was born in Tipton, Indiana on August 11, 1929, preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Luther Bates and Annie Elizabeth Woodard Daniel, husband, Joe Gulley, sisters, Dorothy Lou Daniel, Nellie Marie Daniel, Bertha Pregnar and Mildred Weldon, brothers, Morris, Robert and Lonnie Daniel. Visitation will be on Tuesday, 8-2-16, from 4PM to 8PM at the Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 8-3-16, at 10:00AM at the Carr & Erwin Funeral Home with burial to follow in Giles Memory Garden. Memorials may be made to Fairview Church of Christ, 1765 Industrial Loop Road, Pulaski, TN 38478. Survivors are: sons, Charles Gulley and wife Carol of Pulaski, TN, Danny Gulley and wife Donna of Smithville, TN, Larry Gulley and wife Donna of Pulaski, TN, daughter, Jo Ann Townsend and husband Tony of Pulaski, TN, brothers, Paul Daniel and Wife Dolly of North Carolina, Dewey Daniel and wife Linda of Pulaski, TN, Charles Daniel of Pulaski, TN, sisters, Fannie Furlano and husband Joe of Irving, NY, Margaret Morris and husband Paul of Prospect, TN, 8 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Stanton Williams

Aug 2 2016
Jerry Stanton Williams

Mr. Jerry Stanton Williams age 82, of Smithville, TN, passed away Monday August 1, 2016 at his home.

Jerry was born March 16, 1934 in the Lancaster Community to the late Otis V. Williams and Ruby E. Lancaster Williams. He was also preceded in death by Sister; June W. Stewart. Jerry graduated from Gordonsville High School in 1952. He married Carolyn Dickens on July 2, 1955. Jerry served his country in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. He retired from Textile Aero-structures. Jerry served as Cub Scout Master of Troop 347, beginning his first year as Cub Master he worked the 10 years with several of the boys through their Eagle Scout year. He was a member and Past Master of Liberty Lodge #77 in Smithville and Past Patron of Smithville Chapter Order of the Eastern Star #374. Jerry attended the Methodist Church.

Jerry is survived by his Wife: Mrs. Carolyn Dickens Williams of Smithville, TN. Children; Emily Carol Williams of Mt. Juliet, TN, and Jerry Stanton “Stan” Williams, II, and wife Pam, of Tullahoma, TN. Sister; Elaine Williams Collier and husband, Bob. Grandchildren; Corey Neely Studer and husband John, Sarah Elizabeth Henderson and husband Andrew, and Emily Lauren Williams. Great-grandchildren; Ava Studer, Anna Studer, and Barrett Henderson. A multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Jerry’s remains rest at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home.

Masonic Services are scheduled to be conducted on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 3PM at the Dekalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville, TN, with Memorial Services immediately following with Rev. Terry Little and Bro. John Carpenter. Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Williams Family will be on Friday, August 5, 2016 from 2PM till 8PM at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes, and again on Saturday from 11AM until the Masonic Service at 3PM at Dekalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville, TN.

The Williams Family requests donations in Mr. Jerry’s memory be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Boy Scouts Troop #347, or to the Shriners Hospital.


Audrey Taylor Snyder

Aug 1 2016

Audrey Taylor Snyder, age 89 of McMinnville and a native of DeKalb County, passed away Saturday morning July 9, 2016 at NHC in Smithville.

She was born August 30, 1926 to her parents, the late Isaac Yates and Hattie Tisdale Taylor. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her loving husband, Hubert Glenn Snyder.

Ms. Audrey is survived by her 3 children, Darvin (Sue) Snyder of Florida, Phyllis Carolyn Snyder of McMinnville, and Rhonda (David) Pope of Jackson; grandchildren, Audrina Michelle McMurray, Audrena Marie Snyder, and Lori Arias; great grandchildren, Cody Taylor Pardue, Cameron Lane Pardue, Shelby Lynn Pardue, Heather Webb and David Forehand; great-great grandchildren, Brooke, Connor, Declan, Morgan, Marina and Sophia; sister, Oma Taylor of Smithville; sisters-in-law, Hazel Taylor, Helen Taylor and Aline Snyder of Smithville, Orbrey Dean (Nell) Snyder of Dowelltown, and Nira Snyder of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Johnny, Joe, Dan, Bob and Roy Taylor; 6 sisters, Julie Ervin, Ruby Taylor, Oni Durham, Myrtle Taylor, Elsie Lynch and Clara Nixon. She was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church and a loving wife and mother.

Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 6 at 2:30PM at Snows Hill Methodist Church, visitation with the family will be August 6 at 2PM at the church, graveside and burial at 3PM.

The family wishes to extend a special "Thank You" to all the employees of NHC in Smithville.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Clara Mae Hawkins

Jul 31 2016

Clara Mae Hawkins age 94 of Smithville, passed away Saturday night, July 30, 2016 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born December 22, 1921 to her parents, the late George and Sally Bell Miller Beshearse. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Shelton Hawkins; 1 daughter, Joan Hawkins; 2 sons, Kenneth Hawkins and Freddie Johnson; 1 grandson, Eric Hawkins; 2 sisters, Ludean Wright and Lois Hibdon; 2 brothers, James and Virgil Beshearse. Ms. Clara Mae was a retired factory worker and a member of New Home Baptist Church. Survivors include 6 children, Queda Ferrell, Phillip (Ann) Hawkins, Don (Treba) Hawkins, Ronnie (Linda) Hawkins and Beverly (Marshall) Ferrell all of Smithville and Brenda (Jack) Herman of Cookeville; 2 daughter-in-laws, Elaine Hawkins of Lebanon and Betty Johnson of Woodbury; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister-in-law, Nell Beshearse. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Danny Bandy and Larry Thomas officiating and burial to follow in Banks Cemetery. Visitation with the Hawkins family will be on Monday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Christina Marie Moss

Jul 26 2016

Christina Marie Moss age 49 of Smithville, passed away Monday night, July 4, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born April 8, 1967 to her parents, the late Donald Jose and Susan Haney Maganini. She was disabled. Survivors include 4 children, Alex Teachout of McMinnville, Jaymie Zimmerman of Red Boiling Springs, Alexis Herd of Red Boiling Springs and Zoie Herd of Cookeville; 3 grandchildren, Cayson Tubbs, Emmalee Butram, Hunter Simpson; mother, Susan Maganini of Red Boiling Springs. Christina's children honored her request to be cremated. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnny Floyd Coffee

Jul 26 2016

Johnny Floyd Coffee age 61 of Smithville passed away Thursday afternoon, July 14, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was the son of the late Henry Garth and Beulah Vanderpool Coffee. Mr. Coffee was a brick mason and affiliated with the Methodist church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Patricia Diane Jones. Survivors include 1 brother, David (Deborah) Coffee of Dowelltown, 2 sisters Sharon (Tommy) Moore of the Sycamore Community and Lisa Coffee of Smithville; 5 nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews. Mr. Coffee's request was to be cremated. There will be a Graveside Memorial Service 10:AM Saturday July 30, 2016 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the services, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the service at 10AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Pauline Cantrell

Jul 26 2016

Ruth Pauline Cantrell age 76 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning at her daughter's residence in McMinnville. She was born October 11, 1939 to her parents, the late Hershell and Martha Harriett Martin Judkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Cantrell, Sr.; 2 sons, Melvin Shehane and Anthony "Buck" Ferrell; daughter, Felicia (Johnny) Cantrell; 2 granddaughters, Bridgette Bates and Jennifer Shehane; 4 brothers, Jack, Ed, Frank A., and Jess Judkins; 1 sister, Betty Judkins. Ms. Ruth attended McMinnville First Assembly of God and was a retired shirt factory worker. Survivors include 4 children, Barbara (David) Bates of McMinnville, Sarah Rogers of McMinnville, Karen (Spencer) Stacey of Montana and Ricky (Tammy) Shehane of Smithville; 7 grandchildren, Travis Shehane, Chasity Scott, Clint Shehane, Christy Spears, Joshua Cantrell, Jessica Shehane and Malachi Stacey; 6 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Sarah Ophaline Judkins of McMinnville, Willie Ferrell of Smithville and Nettie Marino of McMinnville; special friends, Elizabeth and Gary Prater and Vickie Bates. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday July 28, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros, Sammy Lee and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


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