Joe Dean Johnson Moore

Sep 1 2014

84 year old Joe Dean Johnson Moore of Smithville, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Mrs. Moore was born in Smithville, Tennessee and was a lifetime resident of DeKalb County. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Opha Redmon Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Joe Allen Moore, a brother, Willie Johnson and a sister Doris Adams.

Mrs. Moore was a member of the Brethren in Christ Church. She loved cross stitch, sewing, quilting, fishing and traveling.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville, Tennessee. Brother Don Frensley will officiate. The burial will follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Moore is survived by her five loving children, Wanda (Buddy) Wiggs, Robert (Helen) Moore, Ellen (Bucky) Southard, Brenda (E.J.) Bain, Tammy (Mike Owen) Moore. Her beloved grandchildren are Shannon (Ashley) Lepley, Brian Southard, Clayton Moore, Brandon (Shayna) Taylor, Bradley Taylor and granddaughter Makayla Bain. In the last few years, her great grandchildren were the light of her life. She adored them and they adored her. Her great grandchildren are Caleb, Caley and Madison Taylor, Cameron and Ashton Lepley, Preston and Hunter Moore, Skyler (Little William) and Christopher Southard and Braxton Taylor. Step great grandchildren Ryan Lincoln, Kobe Curtis and Maegan Madden. Her brother Jewel (Helen) Johnson, half-brother Willie Johnson, half-sisters Hattie Dickens, Betty Bell, Ann Bickford. Her special helper Kari Taylor.

Her family was blessed and raised by a Godly mother. She was such a loving and caring person to her family and everyone she met. We will miss her dearly.

We would like to thank everyone for their help in caring for our Mama. Especially our sister Ellen. She stayed with Mama day and night for over two years.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Junior Keaton

Aug 27 2014

Larry Junior Keaton passed away Wednesday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was the son of the late Johnny Melton and Fannie Bell Hale Keaton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Jack, Joe, W.J. and Bobby Ray Keaton and 1 sister, Johnnie Oleda Malone. Larry was a Construction worker and a Baptist. He is survived by 1 daughter, Nelda Bandy of Smithville, 1 son, Ronnie Keaton of McMinnville, 2 brothers, Doyle (Peggy) Keaton of Liberty and James Keaton of Alexandria; 7 grandchildren, Jacob Bandy, Tanisha Bandy, Briana Bandy, Cory Junior Keaton, Cody Dustin Keaton, Hunter Ray Keaton and Holly Marie Keaton; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted 2:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial will follow in Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 12 Noon 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.

Richard Leon McDaniel, Sr.

Aug 27 2014

67 year old Richard Leon McDaniel, Sr. of Dowelltown died Tuesday afternoon at his sons residence of an extended illness. He was the son of the late Enoch Ambers and Dovie Eva Mae Huffstetler McDaniel. He was a construction worker and a Baptist. Richard is survived by 6 children; Bessie B. Gammons, Amanda Duke, Enoch McDaniel, Richard McDaniel, Jr., Angela McDaniel and Lillian Hackney; 23 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, 1 brother. Mr. McDaniel's request was to be cremated and there will be no services held at the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Gerald Stevens

Aug 23 2014

71 year old Gerald Stevens of Liberty died Friday at his residence. He was a former machine operator at Johnson Motors, Outboard Marine. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Lovina Armstrong Stevens. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia Stevens of Liberty. Three daughters, Dawn Duvall of Wisconsin, Candi and Scott Owens of Smithville, and Lisa Stevens of Liberty. Six grandchildren, Jessica Stevens, Brian Duvall, Kevin Stevens, Sarah Stevens, and Richie and Autumn DePaoli. Four great grandchildren and a sister, Pam Murrell of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warriors Project in memory of Mr. Stevens.

Martha Jane Linder Tisdale Kelley

Aug 26 2014

95 year old Martha Jane Linder Tisdale Kelley of Lebanon died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southside Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Herman Kelly and Hobert Tisdale; a daughter, Darlene Tisdale and a grandson, Steve Tisdale; two great grandchildren, Ian Tisdale and Dillon Petty; parents, Bill and Malissia Barks Linder; four brothers, Shebray, Classie, George and Sidney Linder; and four sisters, Mary Lou Linder, Ada Boyd, and Rene Martin and Gene Evans. Survivors include six children, Billy and Lera Tisdale of Smithville, Bobby and Pat Tisdale, Ann Tisdale, Hobert, Jr. and Joyce Tisdale, and Nancy Tisdale all of Lebanon and Rickey and Suzann Tisdale of Carthage. Twenty three grandchildren, forty six great grandchildren, twenty eight great great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Melvin Johnson

Aug 22 2014

76 year old Kenneth Melvin Johnson of Smithville died Friday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a Baptist and a retired butcher. A graveside service will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Gladys Johnson; a son, Benny Johnson; and a brother, Leamon Johnson. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mildred Adcock Johnson; a daughter, Greta and husband Mike Adcock; and two sons, Kenny and Anthony Johnson all of Smithville. A brother, Elmus Johnson of Smithville Seven grandchildren, Adam and Gretchen Adcock of California, Matthew Adcock, Wayne and wife Billie Johnson, Tony Johnson, and Logan Johnson all of Smithville, Cody Johnson of Murfreesboro, and Victoria Johnson of Rock Island. Two great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jason Bain

Aug 21 2014

49 year old Jason Bain of Liberty died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and a mechanic. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bain-Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Bain was preceded in death by his parents, J.E. Bain and Mary Shehane and two sisters, Tina and Peggy Frances Bain. He is survived by seven children, Michael Bain of Alexandria, Candace and Jazmine Bain both of Indiana, Mindy Bain of Chestnut Mound, Jaylon Bain of Smithvillle, and Jozlyn and Vega Bain both of Liberty. Eight grandchildren. Two sisters, Peggy and Tommy Hensley of Sparta and Melinda Griffith of Alexandria. Five brothers, Jerry Bain of Temperance Hall, Larry Bain of Smithville, David "Cotton" and Priscilla Bain of Smithville, Jimmy Bain of Smithville, and Johnny and Kristy Bain of Lancaster. Fiance, Christina Murphy of Liberty. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeromie Wayne Mashburn

Aug 19 2014

35 year old Jeromie Wayne Mashburn of Smithville died Sunday. He was a CNA and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Shaune Sanders will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his parents, Jerry and Marilyn Gulley Mashburn of Smithville. A sister, Maranda and Samuel Murphy of Smithville. Three nephews, Jacob, Malachi, and Gryffon Murphy all of Smithville. One niece, Angelica Murphy of Smithville. Grandparents, Ernest and Mildred Mashburn and Harvey and Modine Gulley all of Alabama. A host of family and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asks that donations please be made in lieu of flowers to the funeral home to help with burial expenses,

Danny Wilson Young

Aug 21 2014
Danny Wilson Young

Danny Wilson Young, 64, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Veteran's Hospital in Nashville. He was surrounded by his wife and children.

He was a native of Smithville, Tennessee; he was a son of the late Doak Wilson Young and Audrey Dell Young Harris. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Joanna Arnold and Janis Evans.

He had lived in Carter County for a number of years; he also traveled regularly as a mechanical contractor. Danny served in the United States Army, Military Police, for two tours during the Vietnam Era.

He enjoyed wood working and tinkering in his workshop and was an avid Vols Fan who listened mostly to the Rolling Stones, but had a deep appreciation for most classic rock and anyone who shared a stage with Mick and Keith. He had the best sense of humor and was always making jokes. Danny would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it, and give you a few extras just in case. He was known as being kind and generous. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Survivors include his wife: Kathy Edwards Young; son: Chad Young and wife, Casi, Nashville; daughters: Emily Young, Knoxville, Lindsay Young Honaker and husband, Brian, Knoxville. He is also survived by two step-daughters: Selina Stout and husband, Shaun, Elizabethton, and Ronda Carpenter and husband, Joseph, Elizabethton; and their children: Maylie Stout, Gage Stout and Benjamin Carpenter. Lastly, his niece, Ronda Young and husband, Tim, Smithville.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014, in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. The Eulogy will be given by Chad Young.

Interment will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion & Tennessee National Guard. Music will be provided by Sally Berry and Bill Anderson. Active Pallbearers will be: Ronnie Tramel, Tim Young, Shaun Stout, Joseph Carpenter, Brian Honaker and Joe Smithdeal.

The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to everyone who provided support of any kind during Danny's hospital stay and especially the staff in MICU at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Young to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Condolences may be emailed to

Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, TN, is serving the Young Family.

Sarah Bullington Clark

Aug 21 2014
Sarah Bullington Clark

Mrs. Sarah Bullington Clark, age 36 of Alexandria, TN passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from injuries received in an automobile accident.

Sarah was born June 17, 1978 in Nashville, TN the daughter of James and Connie Mauzy Bullington. She was preceded in death by her Paternal Grandmother; Ellen Stevens. Paternal Grandfather; Walter Russell Bullington, and Maternal Grandmother; Jean Mauzy. She was a 1996 graduate of Gordonsville High School and later received her Master’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from University of Tennessee at Memphis. She worked as a Dental Hygienist for the office of Cliff Duke, D.D.S. for the past 13 years. She married Thomas Ray Clark on October 21, 2006. Sarah was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church in the Grant Community, where she served in many capacities. She was a life-long cheerleader, having cheered from age 6 through her collegiate years, and continued cheering people on in life even in recent years. She had a deep sense of pride for Gordonsville High School and was the biggest cheerleader for the Tigers.

Mrs. Clark is survived by her Husband; Tommy Clark of Alexandria, TN, Mother; Connie Bullington of Gordonsville, TN, Father; Jim Bullington of Hickman, TN, Two Brothers; Jonas (Ginger) Bullington of Gordonsville, TN and Erik (Krista) Bullington of Lebanon, TN. Maternal Grandfather; Keith Mauzy of Markleville, IN. She is also survived by 15 Nieces and Nephews and a host of Relatives and Friends.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Clark are scheduled to be conducted Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2PM at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Bro. Doug Dillard will officiate and Interment will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

Visitation with the Clark family will be held on Friday from 4PM to 9PM and on Saturday from 10AM until service time at 2PM.

The Clark Family request that donations in Sarah’s memory be made to the charity of your choice.


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