Obituaries

Ara Dell Driver

Mar 9 2014

88 year old Ara Dell Driver of Madison, TN. died on Friday while living in Tullahoma.

Dell was born in Smithville on July 29, 1925 to the late Clarence and Elizabeth Cantrell. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Bill Crecelius and H.D. Driver.

Having received her Masters degree from George Peabody College, she retired from the Nashville School System having taught at Hume Fogg, East Nashville, Issac Litton and Stratford High Schools. Dell was a very active member of Lockeland Baptist Church in Nashville and Parkway Baptist Church in Goodlettsville. She was a long time volunteer on behalf of Child Evangslism, Madison Hospital and Skyline Hospital.

Her survivors are daughters, Nancy (Ken) Bearden of Murfreesboro, Cathy Smith of Tullahoma and Beth Mason of Nashville.

A Celebration of Dell's life will be held 10 am Monday, March 10, 2014 at Forest Lawn Chapel with Brother Ken Castleberry officiating. Visitation will be Sunday 3-5 pm and 1 hour prior to the service Monday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held 2 pm Monday at Whorton Springs Cemetery, Highway 56 South, Smithville

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkway Baptist Church, 505 Cunniff Parkway, Goodlettsville.

FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME & MEMORIAL GARDENS is in charge of the arrangements

Charles Wayne Herndon

Mar 7 2014

69 year old Charles Wayne Herndon of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a member of the Church of God and he worked for the Labor Unions. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chuck Overton will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 2-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Herndon was preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Vada Carter Herndon; a great granddaughter, Adrianna Murphy, and father-in-law, Charlie Young. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Young Herndon and a son, Brandon Herndon both of Smithville. Five daughters, Tarron and Robert Carter of Dowelltown, Vickie Cobble of McMinnville, Penny and Luther Murphy of Smithville, Sonya Cantrell of McMinnville, and Pamela Curtis of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, Zel Carter of Dowelltown, Nacole Cobble, Justin Murphy, and Patrick Murphy all of Smithville, and Clent Cantrell and Dustin Herndon both McMinnville, Stephanie Burgess of Tullahoma and Jennifer Coffee of Dowelltown, Thirteen great grandchildren. Brother, Ricky Herndon of Smithville. Mother-in-law, Gladys Pinegar Young of Smithville. Three brothers-in-law, Larry Wayne and Patricia Young, Charles and Keisha Farless Young and Stevie Young all of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Carolyn and Matthew Robinson of Murfreesboro and Annette and Gary Sells of Gallatin. Several nieces and nephews all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Robert Christian

Mar 6 2014

Funeral services for 87 year old James Robert Christian of Buffalo Valley will be Saturday at 2 P.M. from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home with burial in Smellage Cemetery in the Boma Community of Putnam County. Tony Crow will officiate

Mr. Christian died Wednesday night at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born in the Lancaster Community of Smith County to the late Henry Nicholas “NICK” and Ruby Marie Malone Christian. He was a Army veteran of WWII and member of Silver Point Baptist Church. He was a livestock dealer.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife, Mildred Boyd Christian, 2 grandsons Nick and Matt Christian, sisters Maggie Wheeler, Evangeline Hood and Elizabeth Davis, brothers Eugene Christian and Erbie D. Christian, daughter-in-law, Carolyn Christian, and son-in-law, Jim Puckett.

Survivors include 7 daughters & sons-in-law Shirley Puckett of Smithville, Jannie Maxwell , Donna & Milton Ashburn , Patsy & Herbert Allison all of Baxter, Deborah & David Clark all of Bloomington Springs, Dorothy & John Fonville of Pikeville, Sarah Stamps of Cookeville, 2 sons & daughters-in-law Robert & Kim Christian, Allen & Tammy Christian all of Baxter, sisters Pauline Elrod and Kathleen Moss both of Buffalo Valley, Margaret Fields of Lebanon, brothers Roy Christian of Buffalo Valley, Doyle Christian of Woodbury, sisters and brothers-in-law Ruby Craighead & Martha Sanders, Bonnell, Leon, Taylor, Billy & Jacky Boyd, 19 grandchildren 2 step-grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 1 step-great-grandchild, 1 great-great grandchild,host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 8 P.M. and Saturday after 11 A.M. at the funeral home.

The Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Ray Bly

Mar 5 2014

55 year old David Ray Bly of Carthage died Tuesday morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. David was the son of the late Odell and Bunie Bates Bly. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ruth Powell Bly of Carthage; children, Brandon Ray Powell of Carthage, Chris Ray (Maria) Bly of Gallatin, Terry Paul (Mandy) Bly of Lebanon, Kenny Wayne Bly of Smithville, Kevin Matthew (Elizabeth) Bly of Alexandria; stepson, Samuel Jackson Forrester of Carthage; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; brother, Ricky Bly of Liberty; sister, Shirley (David) Ray of Alexandria; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Spencer Anderson and William Phillips officiating. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Interment at the Bates Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Keller Alexander Knowles

Mar 5 2014

18 year old Keller Alexander Knowles of Cookeville passed away Monday at his residence. He was born January 27, 1996 to his Mother, Penelope "Penny" Lynn Knowles. Keller is survived by his Grandfather and Step-Grandmother, Jack and Darlene Knowles of Baxter; 2 Uncles, Carl (Karen) Knowles of Baxter and Anthony (Mitzi) Knowles of Knoxville. Joint Funeral Services with his Mom, Penny, will be conducted 11:AM Thursday, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bobby Thomason officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 5:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Penelope "Penny" Lynn Knowles

Mar 5 2014

52 year old Penelope "Penny" Lynn Knowles of Cookeville passed away Monday, March at her residence. Penny was born May 22, 1961 to her parents Jack Wendell Knowles and the late Sandra Sue White Knowles. Penny had 1 Son, Keller Alexander Knowles, who is deceased. She is survived by her Father and Step-Mother, Jack and Darlene Knowles of Baxter; 2 Brothers, Carl (Karen) Knowles of Baxter and Anthony (Mitzi) Knowles of Knoxville. Joint Funeral Services with her son Keller will be held 11:AM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bobby Thomason officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday 5:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Donna Jean Mann

Mar 3 2014

76 year old Donna Jean Mann of Mount Juliet died Friday at St. Thomas West in Nashville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Wirton West Virginia. The family has chosen direct cremation. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Olive Marquis Lydick and a brother, Donald Charles Lydick. Survivors include her husband, Richard "Dick" Mann, Sr. of Mount Juliet. One son, Richard Mann, Jr. of Smithville. A sister, Carol Ann Amos of Hendersonville and a brother, Ronald H. Lydick of Clemson, South Carolina. Several nieces and nephews all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. No visitation or services will be held at the funeral home.

Peggy Wilson Love

Mar 1 2014

81 year old Peggy Wilson Love of McMinnville died Saturday at her residence in McMinnville. She was born March 13, 1932, in Williamson County, TN, was the owner of Peggy’s Fashions, and a member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Love was preceded in death by parents Grover and Martha Turner Wilson, husband Robert Shelby Love, and brother’s John and Fletcher Wilson.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law Bobby and Tammy Dodson Love, grandchildren Wilson and Shelby Love, and sister’s Evelyn Hamblen and Mary Miller.

Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 04, 2014 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. James Johnson and Rev. Robert H. (Bob) Case will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The Love Family will receive friends Monday from 4 P.M. until 9 P.M. and again Tuesday from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Main St., McMinnville, TN 37110.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Faye Farish Iverlett

Feb 27 2014

68 year old Alice Faye Farish Iverlett of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence on Center Hill Lake. She was a mathematics teacher in the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System and she had a fifteen year career in youth education at the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency. Iverlett was also a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Bane Farish and Robert O. Farish of Noxapater, Mississippi. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Spencer Iverlett of Smithville. One son, Raymond Neal Iverlett of Murfreesboro. Granddaughters, Briley and Brenna Iverlett of Murfreesboro. One brother, R. Wayne and his wife Helen Ruth Farish of Tulsa, Oklahoma and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many very close and true friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Smithville First United Methodist Church Youth Minister Fund and/or Cushion Fund, P.O. Box 95, Smithville TN 37166 or to the Burton-Ponder Cemetery Fund c/o Richard H. Puckett, 600 Nixon Way, Dowelltown, TN 37059. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Mattie Sue Vaughn

Feb 26 2014

84 year old Mattie Sue Vaughn of McMinnville died Tuesday at Raintree Manor in McMinnville. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Rick Stewart will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Vaughn was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Vaughn; parents, Hobert and Pauline Cantrell Stewart; two brothers, Paul and George Stewart and three sisters, Florence Keaton, Betty Ruth Maxwell and Katy Tomlin. Survivors include one son, Mike and wife Pam Vaughn of McMinnville. Two grandchildren, Amanda Vaughn of California and Sarah Vaughn of McMinnville. One brother, Sid and wife Sophie Stewart of McMinnville and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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