Obituaries

Maxine Diane Potter

Jul 7 2016
Maxine Diane Potter

Maxine Diane Potter, age 94 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning, July 7, 2016. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and owner of Potter’s Office Supply. Maxine was born October 22, 1921 in Athens, OH to her parents, the late Charles and Kapatola Goldberry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul H. Potter and 1 son Dana Potter as well as several brothers and sisters. Survivors include 2 sons Dennis Potter of Smithville and Pat Potter of South Carolina; 8 grandchildren, Caitlin, Chelsea, Kristin, Candy, Jonathan, Holly, Krisann, and Megan. Graveside service will be conducted at 4:30 PM Friday at DeKalb Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale and Dennis Potter officiating. Visitation will be at DeKalb Funeral Chapel Friday 11:AM until 4:15 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Donnie Lane Wheeler

Jul 6 2016

Donnie Lane Wheeler age 47 passed away Tuesday morning July 5, 2016 at his residence. He was born November 11, 1968 to his parents the late Eudean and Sue Reeder Wheeler. He was a tree topper and attended the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral Services for Mr. Wheeler will be held Friday 2:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 3:PM until 8:PM, Thursday 10:AM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Survivors include 2 daughters: Tiffany (Adrian) Gallegos, Brittaney (Chase) Williams both of Smithville; Grandchildren: Christopher and Jasmine Gallegos, Gabriella Wheeler; Mother: Sue Wheeler of Smithville, Brother: Lonnie Wheeler of Smithville; Sister: Amy (Dave) Lowrance of Texas; 5 Nieces & Nephews: Austin, Shawnee, Isabella and Kyra Lowrance, Harley Wheeler; Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survived. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

William John Rowe

Jul 5 2016

74 year old William John Rowe of Smithville died Sunday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a Catholic and a retired Barber at Waldron's Barber Shop. A memorial service will be held later. He was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Julia Clarissa Gomes. Survivors include his wife, Aline Rowe of Smithville. Two step-daughters, Katt Surett of Goodlettsville and Debbie Mauck of Massachusetts. Two grandchildren, David Conrad of Vermont and Angel Rivera of Goodlettsville. Three great grandchildren Gavin, Carolyn, and Grayson Conrad of Vermont. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dixie Louis Underhill

Jul 2 2016
Dixie Louis Underhill

Dixie Louis Underhill, 85 years old, passed away peacefully at home in McMinnville, TN. on July 1st, 2016 at 6:23 a.m. with his wife and 3 children by his side. He was under the care of Caris Hospice.

Born on October 3rd, 1930 in Smithville, TN, his parents were William Ernest and Mary Belle Vanatta Underhill. 3 brothers, Eugene, Harold, and Beecher.

He married his bride 66 years ago Naomi Bratcher Underhill.

Dixie joined the Army in 1952 and was Honorably discharged in 1955. He worked in Detroit, Michigan at the Cadillac Motor Car Division for 30 years. He then retired 1987 and moved to McMinnville, TN.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi Bratcher Underhill, his 3 children, 1 daughter, Cathy and husband Gregory Digue of Jackson, Michigan. 2 sons, Glenn and wife Kimberly Underhill of Taylor, Michigan and Kelvin and wife Nancy Underhill of Ortonville, Michigan. 4 grandchildren, Shanna Moricz, Clay Digue, and Kyle Underhill all of Michigan and Blake Digue of Kentucky. 8 great grandchildren, Drake, Devin, and Drew Moricz, Mackenzie, Matthew, Kaelyn, and Sean Digue, and Levi Underhill. 1 brother, Beecher and wife Jeannette Underhill of Good Hope, Georgia. 2 sisters-in-law, Gracie Bratcher of Smithville and Allyson R. Underhill of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Numerous nephews and nieces survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Ernest and Mary Belle Vanatta Underhill. 2 brothers, Eugene and Harold Underhill and sister-in-law, Dorothy Underhill.

He was chairman of trustee of the Cemetery decorations at Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 1991 to 2010. He became an ordained Deacon in 1997. He attended Madison Street Baptist Church.

Services will be held at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville, TN. Visiting hours for family is Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.. Public visitation will be 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 6th 2016 from 10 a.m. until the funeral services at 4 p.m. with burial at Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Banks Pisgah Road, Smithville, TN. Officiating the services will be Brother Hardlen Simmons and Brother Carl Smith.

Pallbearers are Blake and Clay Digue, Kyle, Hal, Matt, and Josh Underhill.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Banks Cemetery and the Madison Street Baptist Church.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Toni Anette Cantrell Cathey

Jun 29 2016
Toni Anette Cantrell Cathey

Morrison, TN resident and DeKalb County, TN native Toni Anette Cantrell Cathey, age 53, was born August 26, 1962 and died June 27, 2016 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following a sudden illness.

A jeweler at Houston's Jewelry, manager at Insta-Cash, and a member of Morrison First Baptist Church and Webb's Chapel Methodist Church, she was the daughter of Olen H. and Waltine Young Cantrell of Sparta, TN. She was married to Greg Cathey of Morrison, TN.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two children, Justin Cathey and wife Heather of McMinnville and Judith Cathey of Morrison, TN; granddaughter, Abigail Rayne Cathey; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Loucinda Adams of Sparta, TN, Tena and Tim Ferguson of Collinwood, TN, and Becky and Craig Greenwood of Salt Lake City, UT; brother and sister-in-law, Andrew and Jamie Cantrell of Sparta, TN; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Margaret Elizabeth Cathey of Morrison, TN; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary Lou and Jan Davidson of Morrison, TN.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 in High's Chapel with Tim Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery, Coffee County, TN. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Friday at High's.

Lillie Grace Close

Jun 29 2016

102 year old Lillie Grace Close of Alexandria died Tuesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a DeKalb County native and a member of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. Billie Friel and Scott Barrett will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and on Friday from noon until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tandy Walker Fitts and Elizabeth Ann Trapp; her husband of 55 years, Alton Close; a brother, Bernice Fitts, and a sister, Martha Nell Fitts Scott. She is survived by a son, Ben Close of Dowelltown. A daughter, Judy Close of Florida. Grandchildren, Dwayne and Elaine Close of Smithville, Daryl and Angie Close of Smithville, David and Renee Close of Brush Creek, and Mary Grace and Howard Bennett of Hermitage. Eight great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances (Hoppy) Hayes

Jun 27 2016
Frances (Hoppy) Hayes

87 year old Frances (Hoppy) Hayes of Smithville died Monday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a Baptist and a Machine Operator at the Smithville Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Al Gooch will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until the service at 5 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ella Jane Fuson Hayes; three brothers, Alton, J.C., and Kenneth Hayes; and two sisters, Irene Hayes and Nannie Mae Eastes. Survivors include two brothers, Harry and Toy Hayes of Smithville. Special sister-in-law, Jean Hayes. Eleven nieces and nephews, Gena and Scott Cripps of Smithville, Aaron and Julie Hayes of Smithville, Candace Hayes of McMinnville, James and Kerrie Hayes of McMinnville, Modena and Kenny Johnson of Smithville, Pati and Al Gooch of Lebanon, Brenda Trimble of Hermitage, Linda Lane of Nashville, Rose Drake of Murfreesboro, Kim and Dale Nunley of McMinnville, Tracie Dunn of McMinnville. Several great nieces and nephews and a great great nephew. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangement.

Rubye Alice Cantrell

Jun 27 2016
Rubye Alice Cantrell

88 year old Rubye Alice Cantrell of Smithville died Saturday at St. Thomas River Park Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ, the Smithville Study Club and a retired receptionist at Dr. Cliff Duke's Dentistry. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Zollie and Shirley Love Cantrell; her husband, Gerald Edwin Cantrell, Sr. Three brothers, Norman, Reed, and Royce Cantrell; and a sister, Josie Love. Survivors include two sons, Gerald, Jr. and Beverly Cantrell of Mount Juliet and Paul and Michelle Cantrell; and a daughter Mary Elizabeth and Tim Puckett all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Brigette, Wendy, Greg, Nikki, Kylee, and Brittany. Seven great grandchildren, Laney, Chandler, Trinity, Braden, Jackson, Gavin, and A.J. A brother, Gordon Lee and Jane Ann Cantrell of Centertown. Four sisters, Elizabeth LaFever of Woodbury, Gladys Buck of Madison, Joyce Crosslin of Texas, and Linda and Baxter Hillis of Centertown. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Smithville Day School and the Smithville Church of Christ. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Don Redmon

Jun 25 2016
Don Redmon

Mr. Don Redmon age 77 of Smithville passed away Saturday morning June 25, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born May 6, 1939 the to his parents the late Lemmie Haskel and Mary Elizabeth Cantrell Redmon. Mr. Redmon was a retired teacher, a U. S. Navy Veteran and a member of Mt. View The Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 2 brothers: Haston Adcock, JP "Doc" Redmon; 2 sisters: Zella Hricik, Callie Neal; Special sister-in-law: Lou Redmon. Funeral services will be held 2:PM Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dennis Wood officiating and burial to follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Sunday 3:PM until 8:PM and Monday 10:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Mr. Don Redmon is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews and special friends. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Whorton Springs Cemetery Fund in memory of Mr. Redmon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Alsup

Jun 25 2016

Mary Alsup, age 64 of Murfreesboro, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016. She was a native of the Walter Hill Community and the daughter of the late Lillard and Carmine Alsup.

Graveside service will be 2:00pm Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Alsup Family Cemetery, Alsup Mill Road, Wilson County, TN with Rev. David Lawson officiating.

Miss Alsup is survived by her brothers, Jerry Alsup and his wife Carol of Murfreesboro, John Alsup and his wife Judy of Dowelltown, sister, Pam Alsup of Murfreesboro, nephews, John and Jacob Alsup.

She attended Walter Hill Grammar School and was a graduate of Murfreesboro Central High School.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity in memory of Miss Alsup.

Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

This information provided by DeKalb Funeral Chapel

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