Gary "Baldy" Jones

Jun 1 2015

Gary "Baldy" Jones age 69 of The Belk Community of DeKalb County passed away Sunday morning, May 31, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. Gary was born May 14, 1946 to his parents, the late Cephas and Grace Cantrell Jones. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Roger Jones; 4 Brothers: Troy Jones, Joe Jones, Roger Jones, Charles Jones. Mr. Gary Jones attended New Union The Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 2:PM Wednesday with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 10:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Survivors include: 1 Son: Michael Jones of Smithville; Grandchildren: Casey Jones, Micah Jones, Drew Jones, Kody Tanner; 1 Daughter: Kristine Tanner of McMinnville; 1 Brother: Cantrell (Margaret) Jones of Smithville; 1 Sister: Billie Grace (Phillip) Estes of Smithville. In Lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Mai Herman

May 31 2015

72 year old Helen Mai Herman of Smithville died Saturday evening at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Temple Baptist Church and was retired from Kingston Timers. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harrison and Lillie Neal Hall; a brother, Jimmy Hall; two sisters, Lucille Holmes and Corinne Kelly; and two half brothers, O.P. and L.D. Hall. She is survived by a son, Paul Sullivan and fiancé Wanda Call of McMinnville. Husband, Darrell Malcomb of Smithville. Granddaughter, Kaylee Brook Sullivan of McMinnville. Three step daughters, Frances and husband Joel Adcock, Brenda and husband Stevie Cripps, and Patricia and husband Jerry Lawson all of Smithville. Four sisters, Ruby Nell Hall of Smithville, Kathryn Holmes of Chattanooga, Margaret Swaney of Georgia, and Sue and husband, Ronald Hill of Smithville. Nine nieces and nephews. Special friends, Judy Fish and Carolyn Powers both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Donald Johnson

May 31 2015

84 year old Jack Donald Johnson of Alexandria died Saturday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. He was born in DeKalb County and was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. He worked 27 years at Craft. Johnson also served for 15 years on the county commission and worked for 20 years at the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Vance Johnson and Margaret Williams and his wife, Patsy Nell Johnson. He is survived by his children, Jackie Johnson, Dave Johnson, Debbie and husband Bennie Curtis, and Donnie and wife Jocelyn Johnson all of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Brandon Johnson, Michelle Overstreet, Jamie Johnson, Clint Johnson, Chad Curtis, Ty Curtis, Jeremie Johnson, and Jennifer Johnson. Several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews survive. A sister, Sue McMillen and brother, Paul Johnson both of Alexandria. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Mount Zion Cemetery Fund in his memory.

Judy Carolyn Milam Brockman

May 29 2015

Judy Carolyn Milam Brockman, 65, passed away May 28, 2015. She was born March 15, 1950 in Humboldt, TN to Evelyn McCaslin and Clayton Milam. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Larry Brockman; son W. Clay Jackson; grandchildren, Wesley Jackson, Jordan Bell, and Athene Thompson; and brothers, Danny Milam, Tim Milam, and Mark Milam. She was a woman who loved faith, family, and serving others. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:30 a.m. and funeral services will follow at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at The Pentecostal Church, 4820 S. Germantown Rd., Memphis, TN. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery, Humboldt, TN. The family requests memorial donations be sent to Methodist Alliance Hospice. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38119, (901)767-8930.This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Johnny Len Cantrell

May 28 2015

Johnny Len Cantrell age 52 of Smithville passed away Thursday morning at Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma. He was born September 15, 1962 to his parents, the late Hamp, Jr. and Rebecca Davis Cantrell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Paulette Estes. Johnny was a Baptist and worked in Construction work. He is survived by 5 children, Johnna Cantrell of Smithville, Rocky Cantrell of Shelbyville, Porsche Cantrell of Lewisburg, Heather Soto of Smithville, Matthew Cantrell of Smithville; 9 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Deanna (Jerry) Brooks, Tammy (Jerry) Maynard, Tonya (Rocky) Menix, and Michelle (Tim) Snipes all of Smithville; 1 brother, Dwight Cantrell of Smithville. Johnny's request was to be cremated. There will be a graveside memorial service held 1:00PM Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Mt. View Cemetery at Young Bend with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Justin Nicholas Roper

May 27 2015
Justin Nicholas Roper

Justin Nicholas Roper age 31 of Smithville, passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 of an apparent drowning at Center Hill Lake in Smithville. He was born November 26, 1983 to his parents, Robin Roper and Angie Green Chapman. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Pat Roper; aunt, Karen Lobb and uncle, Rick Roper. Justin was a member of the Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church and was a woodworker. Survivors include his wife, Sheena Roper of Smithville; 3 step-children, Reese Shane George, Elizabeth Marie George, and Emily Paulette George; mother and step-father, Angie (Winton) Chapman of Murfreesboro; father and step-mother, Robin (Cathie) Roper of Hermitage; 1 brother, Ryan Patrick (Jackie) Roper of Murfreesboro; 1 nephew, Ryder Patrick Roper; maternal grandmother, Nelda Green of Orangeburg, SC; aunts, Marsha (Clay) Carpenter, Lisa (Jimmy) Davis, John (Ann) Roper, Patti (Glen) Pearson, and Roxanne (Mike) Douglas; cousin, Austin Davis. Mr. Roper's family have chosen a cremation and there will be a Memorial Service 4:30 PM Friday, May 29, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 2:PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 4:30PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in memory of Justin. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael George Bryant

May 26 2015

Michael George Bryant age 59 of Smithville passed away at his residence Monday May 25, 2015. He was the son of the late George and Katherine McElwaney Bryant. He was a Baptist and Mechanic. Survivors include companion Ruth Guerrant of Smithville; 2 Sisters: Patsy (James) Fuller of Georgia, Linda (Mike) Hampton of Dickson, TN; Brother: Larry Bryant of Nashville; Daughter: Mary Elizabeth Lindsey of Nashville; 3 Step Children: Carol (Chris) Lewis, Joseph and Johnny Huff all of Smithville; Grandchildren: Braxton Linder, C.J. Lewis, Preston Ray. Mr. Bryant's wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Janice Nicole Butler

May 25 2015

59 year old Janice Nicole Butler of Alexandria died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Northside Church of Christ. Butler was also employed at Three Forks Market in Watertown. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burnes Lyons will officiate. Burial will be in the Dowell Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Butler was preceded in death by her father, Robert Rutland and a brother, Ernest Rutland. Survivors include her mother, Betty Beasley Martin of Alexandria. Two nephews, Jermaine McCoy of Smithville and Ernest Rutland, Jr. of Nashville. A great niece and nephew Azya McCoy, Antwon McCoy and DeShown Reeder all of Smithville. Two uncles, James and Kenneth Beasley of Arizona. Three aunts, Mayrene Bates of California, JoAnn Floyd of Pennsylvania, and Jeanette League of Smithville. Two special friends, Gwendalyn League and Billie Ann Tubbs of Smithville. A sister-in-law, Shirley Rutland of Nashville. Dear friend, Jackie Jones of Nashville. A host of cousins and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Northside Church of Christ Building Fund in memory of Janice.

Marshall Fish

May 25 2015

Marshall Fish age 51 of Liberty, passed away Saturday afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was born April 13, 1964 to his parents, the late Marshall Don and Mallie Frances Crook Fish. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Francine Fish and Judy Bandy. Marshall was a member of Ramah Baptist Church and had been a factory worker and was disabled. He is survived by 2 children, Cody Fish of Smithville and Madeline (Jeremy) Ferdelman of Jacksonville, FL; 1 granddaughter, Kenli Fish; 3 brothers, Ray Donald (Elsie) Fish, Tim (Brenda) Fish and Mark Fish all of Watertown. Funeral services will be conducted 4:30 PM Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Atnip officiating and burial to follow in Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 10AM until the time of the service at 4:30PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements

Gene Wallace Mangum

May 24 2015

Gene Wallace Mangum, age 88, of McMinnville, Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 22, 2015. He passed quietly at home surrounded by his family and loved ones. Gene was born in Smithville, Tennessee on April 28, 1927, the son of the late Jessie Brown and Novella Bond Mangum. He was raised on the family farm in Smithville, Tennessee.

Gene served his country in the Army Air Corp. out of Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. After military service he returned home, met and married the love of his life, Udeena White Mangum. They settled in McMinnville, Tennessee where they began and raised their family. Gene worked at Genesco where he retired at age 55 as a supervisor. He then started his own successful business, Mangum’s Vinyl Siding, and was also a local nurseryman.Gene was a dedicated and founding member of North Hills Church of God of Prophecy, where he was active and instrumental in growing the church through his witness, life testimony, and work. He taught Sunday School for 62 years. A devout Christian, you would find Gene every morning (early) at his dining room table with his Bible open reading the word of God. His walk with his Lord was the source of his strength on his life’s journey.

Gene is survived by three of his six children, Ron (Betty) Mangum of Cookeville, TN, Vickie (Patrick) Conway of Ocean Ridge, FL, Phyllis (Michael) Beecher of Joelton, TN; stepson Lloyd (Annette) Philpot of Alabama; sister Dora (Joe) Mangum Hutchings of McMinnville, TN; brother Herman (Marilyn) Mangum of Michigan; grandchildren Greg Mangum, Mindy Smith, Amy Mangum, Melody Tollison, Deena Beecher, Robert A. Dunlap, II, and Trence Dunlap; step grandchildren Terrence Conway, Christopher Conway, Brandon Beecher, Craig Beecher, Eva Vaughn, and Ana Philpot; eighteen great-grandchildren and longtime special friend Mildred Bumbalough. Mr. Mangum was preceded in death by his wife Udeena White Mangum and wife Ruth Cowan Philpot, children Christy Leigh Mangum, Jeffery Mangum, and Donna Mangum, parents Jessie Brown and Novella Bond Mangum, six brothers Jimmy Mangum, Jessie “Jack” Mangum, Fred Mangum, Ferman “BeBe” Mangum, Bill Van Hooser, and Johnny Carroll Van Hooser, four sisters Vella Mangum Blythe, Mildred Mangum Odom, Lela Mangum Bolieau, and Elizabeth Van Hooser Cummings.

Funeral service will be 12 PM Noon, Monday, May 25, 2015, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Michael Harris will officiate. Interment will follow at Whorton Springs Cemetery in DeKalb County, TN. The Mangum Family will receive friends Sunday from 12 PM Noon until 4 PM and again Monday from 10 AM until 12 PM Noon at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Our family expresses our gratitude to each of Dad’s caregivers Thomas Cantrell, Carolyn Odineal, Lanny Watson, and Jessie Turner, his neighbors, his church family, and friends for being there for Dad on his Journey to his heavenly home.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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