Obituaries

Martha Collins Coleman

Jul 11 2017
Martha Collins Coleman

Martha Collins Coleman age 97, went home to be with the Lord July 9, 2017, at NHC HealthCare of Smithville. Martha was born February 16, 1920 in Atkins, Arkansas to her parents, the late Emmett and Eula Voss Collins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bradley Wilson Coleman and her younger sister, Shirley Jeanne Collins House.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth and husband Jim Wood with whom she made her home for the past twenty years; granddaughters, Shirley DiAnne Maxwell Wood and Christine Manders and her grand-dog, Levi of Jacksonville, Florida. She leaves behind many beloved cousins and treasured friends all across the country, who look forward to seeing her again one day.

Martha was a fine Christian lady, a member of Wellspring Church in Blytheville, Arkansas, and an outgoing inspiration to many wherever she lived. She was office manager for Robertson Distributing Company in Blytheville for 50 years. Upon retirement, she moved to Arlington, Texas the home of her daughter and son-in-law, then moved to Smithville, TN with them in 2000. One of her favorite quotes by the Apostle Paul, "...whatsoever 'state' I am in I will be content." She never lost her sense of humor.

Her family has honored her request to be cremated with a memorial service to be held at her church, Blues Hill Cumberland Presbyterian, McMinnville, TN at a future time. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Barbara A. (Bobbie) Adcock

Jul 10 2017

71 year old Barbara A. (Bobbie) Adcock of Centralia, Illinois passed away Sunday at Fireside House Centralia. She was in the insurance business and a member of the Hebron Church of Christ in McMinnville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chris Perry will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Hattie Mae Myers Simmons; her husband, David Harold Adcock, and a son, David Harold Adcock, Jr. Survivors include a son, Steven and Janice Adcock of Franklin. Four grandchildren, Erin and Tate Moore, Shelby Adcock of Franklin, and Jamie and Clay Adcock of Cookeville. A sister, Billie Jo and Houston Hobbs of McMinnville. A niece Tina Duncan. A nephew, Kevin Duncan. Great niece, Jade Hobbs. Three great nephews, Jeffery and Jeremy Duncan and Chase White and great great nephew, Brentlee Hobbs all of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Hebron Church of Christ in McMinnville.

Major Dillard Holt

Jul 10 2017
Major Dillard Holt

Mr. Major Dillard Holt age 81 of McMinnville, TN, died Sunday, July 09, 2017, at Signature Health Care in Monteagle, TN. He was born May 10, 1936, in Morrison, TN, and was preceded in death by his parents Walter and Mary Belle Gann Holt, a daughter Deloris Betteley, a son Steve Holt, and fourteen siblings.

Survivors include his wife Willie Holt, his children Linda Hanzel, and Tim Holt, step-daughter Denice McCormick, step-son Raymond Lawson, grandchildren Rhiannon Betteley, Patrick Betteley, Robbie Hanzel, and Jessica Glaser, Dana West, and Ryan Adcock, great-grandchildren Sadie West, Shelby West, and Chloe Adcock, sisters Rosie (J.C.) Bouldin and Earlene Vickers, a brother Rayburn (Martha) Holt, and daughters-in-law Ronnie Holt and Joyce Lawson.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jason Nunley will officiate. Interment will follow at New Union Cemetery in DeKalb County, TN. The Holt Family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and again Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Glen Hall

Jul 8 2017
Bobby Glen Hall

Bobby Glen Hall age 51 of Dowelltown passed away Friday evening, July 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 21, 1965 in Nashville. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard R. Hall. Bobby was a Christian and a spot welder at Star Manufacturing. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with his family. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Lisa Shoemake Hall of Dowelltown; 2 children, Ashley Shoemake of Dowelltown and Travis (Veronica) Hall of Dowelltown; 1 granddaughter, Caitlin Shoemake; 1 sister-in-law, Lynn (Keith) Baker of Missouri and 1 brother-in-law, Johnny (Jackie) Shoemake of Alexandria. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tim Pack officiating and burial to follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 12 Noon until 8 PM and Tuesday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard "Richie" Herman

Jul 7 2017

51 year old Richard "Richie" Herman of Liberty passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Murfreesboro in a train accident. He was a roofer and a Christian. He was born November 1, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan. He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Bill and Elsie Krimm and maternal grandparents Alvie and Lawanda Herman. Brother, Jimmy Williamson and uncle Melvin Daniel. He is survived by his parents, Sam Herman of Liberty and Dotty Williamson of Detroit. Daughters, Anna and Steven Tarango of Victorville, California and Halana Turner of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Grandsons, Henry and Steven, Jr. Tarango of Victorville, California. Sisters, Cindy Goad of Liberty, Michelle Hickman of Michigan. Aunt, Judy Daniel of Smithville and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Direct cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be July 9, 2017 at Mt. Moriah The Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m.

Billie Sue Parker

Jul 7 2017

87 year old Billie Sue Parker of Smithville died Thursday, July 6 at NHC Place Sumner in Gallatin. She was born in DeKalb County to the late Othel Claxton and Velma Hendrixson Farler and is also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth T. Parker. She was a life long member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church. She served on the board and was treasurer of the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery and Commissioner at the Smithville Housing Authority and an alumnus of the Liberty High School. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Wayne and Doris Parker of Gallatin and extended family, cherished friends and neighbors, and her church family. The funeral will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Snow Hill United Methodist Church. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the service at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Snow Hill United Methodist Church or to the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery.

Russell Evans Cantrell

Jul 6 2017

95 year old Russell Evans Cantrell of Smithville passed away Thursday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the First Baptist Church, and a retired Supervisor for General Motors. He worked twelve years for Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief and Amateur Radio. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Bass and Freddy Curtis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, Perry Green Cantrell and Elizabeth Evans Cantrell and brothers, Alfred and Gerald Cantrell. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Billye Ferrell Cantrell of Smithville. A daughter, Vivian and Walt Stock of Smithville. Grandchildren, AmyBeth and Randy McBride of Maryville, Jennifer and Brian Ledbetter of Cookeville, Stephen and Jamie Stock of Franklin, and Marilynn and Michael Mitchell of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Russell, Walter, and Margaret Thompson of Maryville, B.J., Vivian, and Emma Ledbetter of Cookeville, Eric and Ryan Mitchell of Murfreesboro, and Isaac, Colton, and Camryn Stock of Franklin. Brother, Wayne and Ann Cantrell of Mount Juliet. Several nieces and nephews survive. A sister-in-law, Nell Pedigo. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, if you wish to make a donation in memory of Mr. Russell, you can make a contribution to Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief at 615-371-7926 or 1-800-558-2090 extension 7926.

Susie Kayle Short Glenn

Jul 6 2017
Susie Kayle Short Glenn

Susie Kayle Short Glenn age 53 of Smithville passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 8, 1964 to her parents the late James and Louise Stacy Short. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 1 sister, Jackie Ayers. Susie had a B.S. in nursing and worked as a RN at DeKalb Hospital for over 25 years. She was a Christian and very supportive of many charitable organizations. Survivors include 1 sister, Patricia Thompson of Celina and 2 brothers, Tony Short of Gainesboro and Marvin Short of Celina. Funeral services will be conducted 5 PM Friday, July 7, 2017at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Thursday 5 PM until 8 PM and Friday 3 PM until the time of the service at 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice, in memory of Susie. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Sue Certain

Jul 5 2017
Betty Sue Certain

59 year old Betty Sue Certain of Smithville passed away on Tuesday at her residence. She was a member of the Old Fashioned Free Will Baptist Church and was retired from Georgia Girl. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Certain; parents, William and Vivian George Thomason; three sisters, Faye Simmons, Wanda Jenkins, and Patsy Thomason; and three brothers, Jonah, Billy, and James Thomason. Survivors include one son, Trent Certain; a daughter, Tonya and Chris Roller; two grandchildren, Hunter and Chloe Robinson; three sisters, Louise Jones, Virginia Jones, and Janis Pollard all of Smithville and special friend Brenda Foster. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Banks Cemetery.

Ms. Doris Jean Love

Jul 5 2017
 Doris Jean Love

Ms. Doris Jean Love age 85 of Dowelltown went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, July 4, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 5, 1931 to her parents, the late Elbert Riley and Sarah Lee Taylor Spence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Walden; 2 sisters, Ruby Oakley and Oleda Tubb. Ms. Love was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and the Alexandria Senior Citizens. She had worked at Precision Rubber in Lebanon, a restaurant worker, Hardee's and was a care giver. Jean was a lady that loved and enjoyed people. She leaves to cherish her memories 1 son and daughter-in-law, Spencer (Karen) Walden of Dowelltown; 3 grandchildren, Lacy (Brent) Arnold of Dowelltown, Ryan Walden of Smithville, Jessica (Hunter) Stewart of Smithville; 4 great-grandchildren, Calen, Jackson and Deacon Arnold and Braxton Walden; 1 niece, Sue (Bob) Harper of Cleveland, TN and 3 nephews, Buddy and Thomas Tubb both of Michigan and Jackie Tubb of Georgia; several great and great-great nieces and nephews and many friends also survive. Funeral services celebrating the life of Jean will be Friday, July 7, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Joel Wood and Bill Robertson officiating and burial will follow in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation with the family will Thursday 3 PM until 8 PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either St. Jude Children's Hospital or Lighthouse Christian Camp, in memory of Ms. Love. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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