Paulette Diane Reed age 53 of Smithville passed away Saturday morning, March 19, 2016 at NHC HealthCare Center. She was born May 20, 1962 to her parents, the late Paul and Vera McKay Rodgers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Brent Reed and 1 sister, Darlene Smith. She worked at Federal Mogul and was a Baptist. Survivors include 2 sisters, Jane Melton of Smithville and Donna Jones of Tullahoma; 2 brothers, Herbert Jones of Smithville and Jerry Jones of Oklahoma. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, March 21, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Robertson officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
89 year old Betty May Vaughn Wilson of the New Home/Cross Roads community of Smithville passed away Thursday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Ms. Betty Wilson was a member of New Home Baptist Church for over 50 years & a homemaker. She wrote a column for the Smithville Review, “The New Home News” for over 50 years.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2:30pm at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, 4-8pm & Sunday, 12noon until the service time at 2:30pm.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, J.D. Vaughn & C.W. Wilson. Son, Jerry Wayne Vaughn. Parents, William & Lilly White Cantrell. Stepfather, Roscoe Ervin. 2 brothers, Mac Ervin & W.B. Cantrell. Sister, Ruby Conway. Survivors include her son, Ralph & wife June Vaughn of Murfreesboro. 2 grandchildren, Randy & wife Natasha Vaughn of Alexandria & Cindy Vaughn of Smithville. 4 step grandchildren, John Eaton of Brentwood, Janna Smith of Nashville, Jennifer Skelton of Franklin & Mary Bennett of Hermitage. 2 great grandchildren, Drake & wife Amanda Vaughn of Alexandria & Ellie Vaughn of Alexandria. 11 step grandchildren. Sister, Jo Ann Pittman of Smithville & a sister-in-law, Rebecca Ervin. Several nieces, nephews & friends also survive.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Snow Hill Baptist Cemetery fund in memory of Ms. Betty.
Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Violet Grace Cripps age 78 of Smithville passed away Thursday morning at her residence. Violet was born April 4, 1937 to her parents, the late Ray and Della Redmon Colwell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Garland Cripps; daughter, Marlene Cripps; grandson, Hunter Davis; and brother, Billy A. Colwell. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include 2 children, Stevie (Brenda) Cripps of Smithville and Annette (Ray) Davis of Liberty; 4 grandchildren, Tanner (Emily) Davis, Christian Davis, Sheena (Thomas) George, Crystal Sullivan; 10 great-grandchildren, Jace Davis, Layla Davis, Olympia and David Martin, David, Kaylee and Hannah George, Leah, Robbie and Devin Green; sister, Dorothy (Bill) White of Smithville; sister-in-law, Nancy Colwell of McMinnville; 2 nieces and 1 nephew, Gail Jones, Donna Hendrix and Ron "Wormy" Parker. Funeral Service for Ms. Violet will be held 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 12:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 9:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
James Douglas “Shorty” Mathis age 50 of Smithville and formerly of Auburntown passed away Saturday, March 12, 2016 at his residence. Jimmy was born January 21, 1966 to his parents Joseph Edward Doggett and Betty Lee Smith Mathis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Linda Paitsel and Debbie Nowlan. He was a Baptist and Disabled. Survivors include 1 brother, Richard (Pat) Wilt of Smithville; 3 nephews and 1 niece, Richard H. Wilt, Pamela Wilt Haney and Matthew and Joseph Paige; several great-nieces and nephews; cousin, Jack (Kathy) Hays of Auburntown; special dog, Goldie and many friends. There will be a graveside memorial service 1:PM Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Prosperity Cemetery on Hwy 96 in Auburntown. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Betty Gunter age 79 of Joelton, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Gene Gunter. She leaves behind 2 daughters, Kathy (Dr. John) Carpenter and Karen (Jerry) Rollins, who feel it was a privilege to have her as their mother; 3 grandchildren, Michael (Kim) Rollins, Brian (Megan) Carpenter and Brooke Carpenter; 6 great-grandchildren, Wesley, Abbie, Jodi, Joshua, Hannah and Collin. Funeral services will be conducted 11AM Monday, March 14, 2016 at Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton with Pastor Deeanna Wall officiating, burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 11AM until 8PM, Sunday 1PM until 8PM and Monday 9AM until the time of the service at 11AM. Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
Earl Ray Gassaway age 80 of Smithville, TN passed away suddenly March 1, 2016. He was born in Woodbury, TN on October 31, 1935 to his parents the late Walter Gray and Dessie Brown Higgins Gassaway. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Robert White, Tom Milton and Kenneth Gray Gassaway and 1 sister, Leatrice Brewington. Earl served in the U.S. Army with the 5th Evacuation Hospital from July 1958 to April 1960. He retired with the rank of Private First Class. He was retired from Wheaton Industries in Millville, N.J. in 1983 after 23 years as an electrical motor repairman. Earl attended Central High School in Woodbury, TN and graduated from Delaware School of Barbering in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a registered barber with the state of New Jersey and also a first class electrician. Earl was Past Master of Salome Lodge #145 F&AM in Cedarville, NJ and a member of Liberty Lodge #77 F&AM in Smithville. Gassaway was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. He had also sung and played in a bluegrass band. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Billie Gassaway of Smithville; 1 sister, Winnie Evelyn Worley of Pitman, NJ; several nieces, nephews and cousins; very special caregivers, Diane Hardin, Martha Fults, Shela Montgomery, Jennifer Nichols, Hope Thomas, Christine Bain and Sherry Brannon. Special mention and appreciation to the DeKalb County Emergency Medical Services. The Gassaway Family has chosen direct cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, The Shriner Hospital for Children or the American Cancer Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
LaMurle Jarrett Nichols age 87 of Smithville passed away Monday night, March 7th at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
She was formally a book keeper & a homemaker. Ms. Nichols was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11am at the Smithville Church of Christ. Burial & graveside services will be at Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson, TN at 3pm on Friday following the services. Visitation with the family will be Friday morning from 9:30am until service time at 11am.
She is preceded in death by 1st Husband, Hollis Dawson Parker (father of Mimi & Lynn) & 2nd Husband, Glen Nichols Sr. (father of Glen Jr. & Sharron). Parents, Hugh & Clusta E. McAuley Jarrett. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mimi Parker Bowling of Mt. Juliet, TN & Lynn Parker Fann of North Richland Hills, TX. 2 step children, Glen Jr. & wife Margaret Nichols of Smithville & Sharron & husband Dale Beatty of Smithville. 9 grandchildren & 14 great grandchildren. 2 sisters, Frances & husband Dewitt Harbor of Temperance Hall & Hulene Pate of Memphis, TN. Several nieces & nephews also survive.
Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pauline Hutchens age 81 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning, March 7, 2016 at St. Thomas Mid-Town in Nashville. She was born August 3, 1934 to her parents, the late Everett Love and Ida Louise James Hutchens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 sister, Annie Louise Hutchens and 1 brother, Jerry Hutchings, Sr. Pauline was a Baptist and a restaurant worker. Survivors include 1 son, Paul (Alice) Hutchens of Smithville; 4 grandchildren, Ashley Mooneyham (Raymond Lippart), Andrew Hutchens, Tiffany (Bobby) Price, and Bridget Hutchens (Rainey Howell); 1 great-grandson, Raymond Dale Lippart, IV; 3 sisters, Dorothy Baines, Mary (Jay) Young, and Loretta Wall all of Smithville; 1 brother, Edward (Janie) Hutchings of Smithville; sister-in-law, Doretta Hutchings of Smithville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday, March 10, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the Hutchens family will be on Wednesday 11AM until 8PM and Thursday 9AM until the time of the service at 2PM. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, in memory of Pauline. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
David Wayne Roach age 65 of Smithville passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the V.A. Hospital in Nashville. He was born January 19, 1950 to his parents, the late Oscar Alonzo and Marion Yvonne Wright Roach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, April Patterson; brother, Glendon Roach and sister, Brenda Barnes. David was a U.S. Army Veteran, member of Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church, he was a lay minister and a carpenter. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Pam Roach of Smithville; son, David Nathan (Misty) Roach of Baxter; 7 grandchildren, Emily, Brianna, Chelsea and Allison Roach, Danielle, Justin and Josh Patterson; 1 brother, Donald (Janet) Roach of Panama City, FL; 1 sister, Belinda Kenny of Mobile, AL and mother-in-law, Gail Bishop of Smithville. Celebration of David's life will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Phil Tollett officiating. Interment will be in the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Claude Everett Ingram age 85 of the Belk Community passed away Sunday morning, March 6, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born September 7, 1930 to his parents, the late Houston J. and Carrie Hurst Ingram. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Ingram, 7 brothers and Sisters. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, attended Fall City Baptist Church and was a retired construction worker. Survivors include 5 children, Gwen (Rick) Notestine of Michigan, Robert (Ginny) Ingram of Murfreesboro, Michael Ingram of Lebanon, Martin Ingram of Carthage and Kelly (Jay) Cantrell of Smithville; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Joey Spicer officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 5:PM until 7:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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