Obituaries

Hubert Page

Oct 28 2016

89 year old Hubert Page of Alexandria died Friday morning at NHC of Smithville. He was a DeKalb County native, union carpenter, and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Bessie Hale Page; a brother, Clint Page; a daughter, Doretta Scott; and a grandson, Greg Page. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Jean Page of Alexandria. Daughters, Fay and husband Jimmy Baker of Smithville and Donna Martin of Smithville. Sons, Paul and wife Melinda Page of Shelbyville, Phillip Page of Smithville, and Michael and wife Tina Page of Alexandria. Nine grandchildren and several great great grandchildren survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Beecher "Junior" Ballew

Oct 28 2016
Beecher Ballew, Jr.

Beecher Ballew, Jr. age 80 of Smithville, passed away Thursday night, October 27, 2016 at NHC HealthCare in Smithville. He was born December 3, 1935 to his parents, the late Beecher Renzo and Mary Young Ballew. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Walter C., Finley, Jack, and Bobby Ballew and 1 sister, Thelma Dobbs. Junior was a Baptist and was retired from Kingston Timers. Survivors include 2 children, Hank (Charolette Caldwell) Ballew of Clarksville, Marie Daws (Jimmy "Bo") Barrett of Smithville; 7 grandchildren, Tressa Kaye Ballew, Hank (Lisa Shane) Ballew, Jr., Brad (Holly) Williams, Keisha (Tony) Smith, Nikki Daws Barrett, Stephen (Vickey) Barrett and Bradley Barrett; 4 great-grandchildren, Nicholas (Cainey Bailey) Ballew, Gavin and Tyler Williams and Zackery Smith; mother of his children, Mable Ballew Davis; sister, Gladys Davis of Adamsville, AL; special friend, Dorothy McCormick of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Sunday, October 30, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 3:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Cindy Cantrell Adams

Oct 28 2016
Cindy Cantrell Adams

Cindy Cantrell Adams age 56 of Smithville, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was born May 27, 1960 to her parents, Olen Hurl and Waltyne Young Cantrell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Adams and 1 sister, Toni Cathey. Cindy was a member of the Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church and a watch maker. She is survived by her parents, Olen Hurl and Waltyne Cantrell of Sparta; 2 sisters, Tena (Tim) Ferguson of Collinwood, TN and Becky (Craig) Greenwood of Herriman, Utah; 1 brother, Andrew (Jamie) Cantrell of Sparta; brother-in-law, Greg Cathey of Morrison; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 3:30 PM Saturday, October 29, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tim Ferguson officiating and burial will follow in Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Frida 4:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:30PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ray Olton Basham

Oct 27 2016

Ray Olton Basham, 72, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at Stones River Hospital E/R following an extended illness. He was a native of Cannon Co.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Darlene Basham of Woodbury; Daughters, Sandra (Mike) Haggard of McMinnville and Sonya (Jerry) Cathey of Waverly; Step-Son, Chuck (Linda) McCormick of Manchester; Granddaughter, April (Mike) Floyd;

Grandsons, Cody Cathey & Kyle (Monica) Cathey; Great Grandsons, Dakota & Jacob Floyd; Brother, Ronald (Cindy) Basham of Woodbury and sister-in-law, Judy Basham of Woodbury.

Mr. Basham was preceded in death by his parents: Ray & Maude Parker Basham; his brothers, Harold Lawton Basham & Jerry Basham.

He was an Electrical Industrial Maintenance worker at Batesville Casket Company. Olton loved to fish and camp.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 29, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Donald Haggard & Bro. Tommy Womack officiating. Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be Friday, October 27, 2016 from 4 pm until 9 pm.

Martha Lamberson

Oct 27 2016
Martha Lamberson

Mrs. Martha Lamberson, age 83, of Defeated Creek and longtime resident of Temperance Hall, died Tuesday evening, October 25 at Kindred Healthcare in Carthage. She is survived by: daughter, Sandra Martin and husband Jackie of Defeated Creek; 2 grandchildren, Jason Martin and wife Kelli of Defeated Creek, Neely Oldham and husband Matt of Defeated Creek; great-grandchildren, Eli, Ty and Riley Martin, Jackson and Cassie Oldham; 3 sisters, Drucy Mai Midgett , Mary Louise House, Haley Jewel House, all of Smithville; 3 brothers, Billy Freeman House and wife Susan of Smithville, Leland Carter House and wife Sue of Alexandria, Douglas Patton House and wife Dinah of Liberty.

Mrs. Lamberson is at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted on Friday morning, October 28 at 11:00 AM. Bro. Jimmy Gregory will officiate. Interment in the Gordonsville Cemetery. Active pallbearers are: Jason Martin, Eli Martin, Matt Oldham, Jackson Oldham, Phillip Willoughby, and Harold Leath.

Visitation will begin on Thursday morning from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM until service time at 11:00 AM.

The family has requested memorials to the Easton Goad Foundation or Peytons Creek Baptist Church.

Vincent Eugene Ferrari

Oct 26 2016

Vincent Eugene Ferrari, formerly of Michigan and California, age 87, passed away on October 1, 2016 at his daughter's residence in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

He was born in South Rockwood, Michigan on May 10, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Eugene and Josephine (Frantz) Ferrari, sister Evelyn, brother Victor, and a son Brian Anthony.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Norene Lobdell Ferrari, daughters Sharon Ferrari Miller Walker of Smithville, Mary K. Ferrari of Fort Mohave, Arizona, and son, Matthew Ferrari of Wixom, Michigan. Survivors also include, sister Mary Ferrari of Oregon, brothers Leo (Pat) Ferrari and Alan Ferrari both of Michigan.

Mr. Ferrari leaves behind four granddaughters, Katherine Miller Arnold Cantrell (Todd) of Franklin, TN, Sheri (Dave) Collins of Wolverine Lake, Michigan, Valerie (Reverend Wade) Lewis of Glasgow, Kentucky and Kristy (Martin) Wilmath of Nashville, Michigan, six great-grandchildren, Jackson, Parker and Simon Lewis, Cody and Meghan Wilmath, and Lydia Arnold (Justin) Saunders and one great-great grandson Bentlee Dean Saunders. Also surviving are several nieces and their families.

Mr. Ferrari was a Catholic and a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Ferrari worked for the Wayne County Road Commission for 27 years starting as a laborer and retiring as an Assistant Superintendent of the Bridges and Roads division, and was instrumental in the construction of all bridges and roads in Wayne County, Michigan.

After retirement, Mr. Ferrari enjoyed his hobbies of wood working, cabinet and furniture making, and inventing.

A Life Celebration service will be held at a future date.

Provided as a courtesy by Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, Smithville.

David R. Turner "PayDay"

Oct 25 2016

48 year old David R. Turner "PayDay" of the Pea Ridge Community died Tuesday at his residence. He was a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Glenn Chapman will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Ararat Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Donald Murphy and Cleta Jo Horn; and a brother, Darrell Wayne Murphy. Survivors include a son, Joshua Johnson and fiancé Whitney Murphy of Woodbury. One grandson, Landon Johnson of Woodbury. Three sisters, Diane and Richard Ervin of Smithville, JoAnn and Teddy Johnson of Woodbury, and Darlene Jackson of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to help with funeral expenses.

Brenda Kaye Lattimore

Oct 22 2016
Brenda Kaye Lattimore

Brenda Kaye Lattimore age 61 of Smithville, passed away Friday morning, October 21, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. She was born July 12, 1955 to her parents, the late Aubrey and Mammie Redmon Driver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Paisley Montgomery and 1 brother, Aubrey Driver. Brenda was a Methodist and worked at Kingston Timers for 30 years. Survivors include 2 sons, Glen (Ashley) Lattimore and Jody (Brittany) Lattimore both of Smithville; 2 grandchildren, Jackson and Kalynn; special friend, Rick Lattimore of Smithville; 1 brother, Joe (Sue) Driver of Smithville; special friends, Joan Hamilton and Susie Driver; 2 nephews, 1 great-niece and 2 great-great nieces and several cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, October 24, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 1:PM until 8:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. 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.

Mainell B. Warfel

Oct 22 2016

Mainell B. Warfel age 84 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning, October 20, 2016 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. She was born May 23, 1932 to her parents, the late Joe and Betty Mitchell Elledge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon O. Warfel; son, Randy Brown; step-daughter, Rebecca Brown; 1 brother, Joe Elledge and 1 sister, Chase Davis. Ms. Mainell was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include 2 step-children, Marie (Tommy) Davis of Mt. Juliet and Gordon W. (Linda) Warfel of Charleston, IL; 6 grandchildren, Chandler Schwede, Kent Cast, Nathan Davis, Layne Warfel, Kimberly Warfel and Randy Warfel. Graveside services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Salem Cemetery with Bro. Rick Roberts officiating. There will no visitation or services held at the funeral home family and friends will meet at Salem Cemetery. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Donald Puckett

Oct 20 2016
James Donald Puckett

84 year old James Donald Puckett of Smyrna died Wednesday at his residence in Smyrna. He was a member of the Stones River Baptist Church and he was retired from Avco Aircraft Assembly. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Herbert and Myrtle Arena Foutch Puckett; a daughter Tammy Garner; and a sister, Nina Rose Bain. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Carol Puckett of Smyrna. Three daughters, Cheryl and Steve Addington of Walter Hill, Aleisha and Chad Burchett of Smithville, and Scarlet Adcock of Smyrna. One brother, W.J. Puckett of Coopertown. One sister, Motie Shadowens of Charlotte. Seven grandchildren, Chris and Kelly Close of Lascassas, Shayne and Kevin Pitts of Knoxville, Callie Garner and Jenna Garner of Murfreesboro, Brandon Adcock of Smyrna, and Olivia Fuson and Skylar Fuson of Smithville. Five great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Stones River Baptist Church and the Alzheimer's Associatio.

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