69 year old Dr. Gary Wilson Cripps of Smithville died Wednesday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. Dr. Gary Cripps was a Methodist. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy & taught at the UT Pharmacy School. He was a member of the American Pharmacist & the Tennessee Pharmacist Associations. Dr. Cripps was a retied Pharmacist of Cripps-France Pharmacy here in Smithville. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 4pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation with the Cripps family will be held on Saturday the 23rd from 2-4pm at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson & Frances Grizzle Cripps & a brother, Wayne Grizzle Cripps. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Susan Young Cripps of Smithville. 3 children, Marcy Frances Cripps of Smithville, Susannah Cripps Daughtry & husband Blake of AL & Molly Rebecca Cripps of Nashville. 4 grandchildren, Elizabeth “Libby” Hufham, Katherine “Kate” Hufham, Wallace Daughtry & John “Jeb” Daughtry all of AL. 1 brother, Dr. Hugh Don & wife Rita Cripps of Smithville & a sister-in-law, Marsha & husband Dr. David Darrah of Smithville. Nieces & nephews, Rachael Cripps McCarter of Cookeville, Martha Cripps Cooper of Smithville, Sarah Cripps, Greg Cripps, Jason Cripps & Ashby Cripps Woodward all of Smithville, Justin Cripps of Sparta, Jane Darrah Ramsey & Kate Darrah Miller both of Smithville. Many cousins also survive. In Lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations please be made to Lighthouse Christian Camp Widows Home, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, First United Methodist Church or The University of TN College of Pharmacy in memory of Dr. Gary Cripps. (Contact the funeral home for info. to donate)
44 year old Cheryl Pedigo Perkins of Dowelltown, passed away Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was the daughter of the late Aaron Pedigo and Freeda Robinson Pedigo. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Bill Phillips and maternal grandmother, Annie Lee Taylor. Cheryl was disabled and formerly worked at SW Manufacturing. She is survived by her husband, Dwayne Perkins of Lebanon; daughter, Charica Perkins of Dowelltown; step-son, Dillon Clark of Lebanon; Mother, Freeda Phillips of Dowelltown; 1 Sister, Brenda Dilldine of Sparta; 1 Brother, David (Tina) Pedigo of Smithville; 2 Nephews and 1 Niece, Dustin Pedigo, Aareyann and Daylon Luna; Uncle, Ray (Teresa) Robinson of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Friday, August 15, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Danny Bandy officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM.
Dr. Felty Colwell, age 80, of Scottsville KY died Sunday August 10, 2014 at the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green.
The Smithville, TN native was the son of the late C.D. Colwell and Edna Certain Colwell. He was a chiropractor in Scottsville KY for 34 years, enjoyed farming for much of his life and was a member of the Scottsville First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sarah Inglis Colwell, one son Dr. Blake Colwell of Elizabethtown, KY, two daughters Michelle Fane and husband Dr. Bruce Fane of Bowling Green KY, Stephanie Gillam of Bowling Green, KY four grandchildren Meredith and Chandler Fane and Savannah and Nicholas Gillam all of Bowling Green, KY one brother Dr. Frank Colwell of Smithville, TN two sisters Charlene Pipkin of Lafayette, TN and Rose Dillen of Smithville, TN, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the T.W. Crow and Son Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at the T.W. Crow and Son Funeral Home with burial in Bowling Green Gardens, Bowling Green KY.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky and the American Red Cross.
70 year old Jewel Wayne Lawson of McMinnville died Sunday night at his residence. He formerly drove a milk truck for Bill Weaver. He was retired from the DeKalb County Road Department where he drove a gravel truck. He was also a life long farmer and a member of the Short Mountain Church of God. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Charles Stanton will officiate and burial will be in Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. Lawson was preceded in death by parents, Huey and Sybal Bratcher Lawson and two sisters, Virginia and Judith Lawson. Survivors include two daughters, Angela Diane Lawson and Tena Ann and husband Rodney Basham all of McMinnville. Two grandchildren, Brittany Nicole and husband Blake Parker of Woodbury and Lindsey Brooke Basham of McMinnville. Two sisters, Sue Arnold and Barbara Lawson both of Smithville. Two brothers, Ronald and wife Dora Lawson of Woodbury and Donald Lawson of Smithville. Former wife and mother of his children, Jo Lawson of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
94 year old Lois Lee Tubb Spencer of the Temperance Hall Community died Saturday August 9, 2014 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Gertrude Williams Tubb. She was retired from the Methodist Publishing House and a member of the Church of Christ at Temperance Hall, member of the Red Hat Society and Temperance Hall F.C.E. Club. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by husband Norvel Spencer; Brothers: Jack and Joe Tubb; Sisters: Lizzie Nixon and Johnnie Spence. Survivors include sister: Patsy (Wiley Roy) Jones of Liberty; Several Nieces and Nephews, Great Nieces and Great Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, August 11, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Donnie Spann officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Sunday 2:PM until 8:PM and Monday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old Jane Elizabeth Vandagriff of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and the Women's Missionary Union. She taught piano for over 60 years. The funeral will be Friday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Amanda Williams Vandagriff. Survivors include cousins, neighbors, friends, and members of the Calvary and Dry Creek Baptist Churches. In lieu of flowers, Miss Vandagriff requested that donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
87 year old Ms. Jo Neal Twilla of Smithville died early Tuesday morning at the Webb House. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in Town Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. J.K. Twilla; parents, Henry Arthur and Nannie West Harvill; grandparents, James Forrest and Harriette Adcock West; seven aunts, Della Mae Stewart, Lilly Macon West, Ida Cleophie Wheat, Jessie Wright, Eula Deane Jones, Abolene Lewis and Naomi West Turner; and two uncles, James and Forrest West. Survivors include two sons, John Twilla of Murfreesboro and Cindy Twilla of Smithville and Neil and wife Desta Averitt Twilla of Auburntown. Two grandchildren, Kevin McKinley and wife Desirae Twilla of Lebanon and Kelli and husband Jared Davis of Smithville. One great granddaughter, Kimber Ray Davis of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church or to the Lighthouse Christian Camp.
James Reed Parker, Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the age of 70 in Beaufort, South Carolina due to lung cancer. Reed was born in Smithville, Tennessee and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Reed Parker, Sr., both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Alec O. Parker (grandparents) and Bundy and Hilda Parker Bratten (uncle and aunt, deceased) raised Reed in Smithville where he graduated from high school and later attended Tennessee Technological University.
Reed completed his degree in Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1964. He worked 30 years at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He specialized in Total Parenteral Nutrition with high risk surgical patients in which he calculated and monitored the IV administration of all medications and nutritional needs during their post surgery recovery. He worked closely with Jane Bratten, Assistant Director and Violet Fuson, Director of Pharmacy at Saint Thomas hospital, and both originally from DeKalb County and both now deceased. After retiring he worked as a relief pharmacist in several hospitals and pharmacies including, Dekalb Baptist Hospital, and hospitals in other cities including Nashville, Tennessee, Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Casper, Wyoming, where he lived for three years.
In 1961 Reed broke a National Pleasure Boating Association record in his class, racing in the boat he and his Uncle Bundy Bratten built together. He also earned his pilot’s license in 1963. Reed enjoyed photography all of his life and at one time had a photographic studio in Nashville where he photographed several country music stars. Some of his photos became album covers for Barbara Mandrell, Billy “Crash” Craddock, Don Williams, Tommy Overstreet, Narvel Felts and others.
He is survived by his sister (cousin), Trudi Bratten Kissiah and her husband, Bill Kissiah also of Beaufort, South Carolina and their children, Lisa Kissiah Kitchens and her husband, Jeff, Sr., and their children, Jeff, Jr., Noah and Cherish, of Atlanta, Georgia; Melanie Kissiah Cumbee and her husband Collin and children, Justin and Jeremy of Tustin, California and Josh and Erika Cumbee of Los Angeles, California. Reed is also survived by other friends that he considered family, including Alison Williams of Memphis and, Lora and Alan Webb of Smithville, Regenia Lorance and her daughter Sheri Link of Portland, Tennessee.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, Smithville. Visitation will take place from 12 - 2 PM in the sanctuary. The service will be at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel will be in charge of the arrangements
Vera Irene Bobbitt, known to her family as “Mema” and Webb House Family as “Bob”, passed away at the age of 90 on August 3, 2014 in Smithville, Tennessee. Mrs. Bobbitt was born January 21, 1924 in Black Oak, Arkansas. She resided in Memphis for many years and while there was a Volunteer for the Red Cross. In later years she moved to Donelson, Tennessee where she and her husband, Larry Bobbitt, owned Bobbitt’s Hearing Aid. She was a member of the Lebanon Road Church of Christ and the Ladies Auxiliary Post 88. She was also a Hostess at the Grand Ole Opry for 20 years, a job that she truly loved. Vera was known and beloved for her flamboyant hats and her snazzy style. She was a friend and a confidante to all with a wonderful sense of humor. She was the first resident of the new Webb House for the past seven years. She was preceded in death by her parents J.C. Mooneyham and Maureen Clyde Henry Mooneyham and her husband Major Lawrence A. Bobbitt. She is survived by her devoted daughter Pat Tatum, husband Larry Tatum, grandsons Mike Tatum, wife Stephanie, and Mitch Tatum, wife Gina, and 5 great grand children, Mackenzie, Will, Zach, Kindal, and Drew, as well as many friends and her Webb House Family. A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of the Webb House on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at a later date at the National Cemetery on Gallatin Road in Nashville. In lieu of the flowers, the family asks that all memorial donations be sent to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief which can be found at diasterrelieffort.org or the Ladies Auxiliary Post 88 in Donelson, Tennessee
86 year old Lue Autry Malone of Dowelltown died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Elmer Ellis, Jr. and Sam Odom will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Malone; parents, Clarence and Louella Caplinger Trapp; daughter, Misty Malone; granddaughter, Adrienne Malone, and a brother and sisters, Oleda Duke, Johnny, Donald, and Mason Trapp, and JoAnn Baker. Survivors include five children, Joyce and husband Jimmy Wright of Murfreesboro, Wanda and husband Larry Tramel of Crossville, Rita and husband Charles Robinson of Liberty, Miles and wife Debra Malone of Liberty, and Jalene and husband Jeff Vanatta of Dowelltown. Nine grandchildren, Nathan and Gayle Wright, Natalie and Eric Weems, Mallory and Erik Carter, Natasha and Randy Vaughn, Lincoln Tramel, Jordan and Sabrina Melton, Sydney Robinson, Granger and Kristen Malone, and Rawlin and Jesse Vanatta. Eight great grandchildren. One brother, Boyd Trapp of Smithville. Two sisters, Peggy Agee of Smithville and Judy Johnson of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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