Obituaries

Jean Haley

Apr 21 2014

93 year old Jean Haley of the Keltonburg Community died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She was retired from various jobs, but she most enjoyed her work as an Avon Representative and a homemaker. She was a member of the Keltonburg United Methodist Church, where she served as secretary and treasurer for many years. She was an active member of the former Keltonburg Home Demonstration Club and the Keltonburg Community Center, and enjoyed feeding the birds and growing flowers. She was born April 22, 1920 to the late Thomas "Red Eye" and Della Miller Cantrell. On September 14, 1942 she married Columbus Haley and they lived happily until he preceded her in death in 1997. She was one of eleven siblings, all who preceded in death: Helen, Fred, Aubrey, James T., Frank "Chick" and Nell Cantrell, Shelby Cripps, Lelia Mai Rigsby, Mattie Lea Stoner, and Cartie Patton. She is survived by four generations of family who loved her; 1 Son: Eugene (Diane) Haley; 2 Granddaughters: Gina (Dennis) Arnold and Chandra (Joe) Adcock; 7 Great Grandchildren: Kealah Curtis, Adam, Jordan, Bryson and Sam Arnold and Shara Cate Adcock, all of Smithville, and Clark Adcock of Martin, Tn.; 1 Great Great Grandson: Gauge Pack of Smithville; Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 4:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Monday 4:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until time of the service at 4:PM. Bro. Mike Neal will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Keltonburg United Methodist Church in her honor. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Lee Lawrence

Apr 20 2014

45 year old Michael Lee Lawrence of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was the son of the late Frank and Emogene Brazier Lawrence. He was a car detailer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 1 brother: Leonard Lane Lawrence; 1 Sister: Gloria Jean Lawrence; Niece: Mandy Gayle Winchester and Nephew: Greg (Fat Daddy) Lawrence. Survivors include: Wife: Lyndsey Moyers; Daughter: Dana Christiene Martin; Brothers: Frank Nelson and Ricky Andy Lawrence; Sister: Julie Lawrence Pulley; Sister-n-law: Shelby Lawrence; Brother-in-law: Bobby Pulley; Nieces: Nina Lawrence Cantrell, Scarlett Lawrence, Sherrie Bluhm, Melissa Jean Petty, Donna Sue Estes, Dana Lawrence Kennedy, Cindy Lawrence Young and Little Lisa Foster; Nephews: Christopher Lee Lawrence, Phillip Lawrence. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation with the family will begin at 1:PM. In lieu of flowers family asked that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Claymond Odean Myers

Apr 19 2014

67 year old Claymond Odean Myers of McMinnville died Friday morning at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville. He was the son of the late Johnny B. and Florance Estil Campbell Myers. He was retired from A.O. Smith and a member of the Church of God. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by 1 Brother: Coey Myers. Funeral Services will be held 3:PM Monday April 21, 2014 at the North Hills Church of God of Prophecy in McMinnville with Bro. Michael Harris officiating and burial to follow in the Pike Hill Cemetery in McMinnville. Visitation with the Myers Family will be Monday from 10:AM until 12:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and 1:PM until 3:PM at the North Hills Church of God of Prophecy in McMinnville. Survivors include wife: Bernita Myers of McMinnville; 3 Sons: Wayne (Janet) Myers of Whitwell, Tn., Clay (Julie) Myers and Joey (Kelly) Myers all of Smithville; Daughter: Cindy (Mike) Dogman of South Pitsburg, TN.; 1 Brother: Raymond Myers of McMinnville; 1 Sister: Betty Myers Bond of McMinnville; Daniel McKinney and 12 Grandchildren also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Dwayne Presley

Apr 15 2014

55 year old Robert Dwayne Presley of McMinnville died Tuesday at his residence. He was a member of the People's Pentecostal Church in Smithville. He was also a former repairman at Kings Cotton. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Thomas Hewell and Timothy Simmons will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Jewell Presley and a sister, Patsy Ann Rachael. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Presley of McMinnville. Parents, Robert and Eula Presley of McMinnville. Three children, Raygan Presley, Richard and wife Pam Presley, and Ryan and wife Amber Presley all of McMinnville. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and husband James Brown of Sparta, Jackie and husband Larry Worley of North Carolina, Glenda and husband Thomas Theiss of McMinnville, Evie and husband Jeffrey Miller of Ohio, Pam and husband Timothy Corey of Smithville, Teresa and husband Timothy Simmons of Illinois, and Babbie and husband Byron Crawford of Mosheim, Tennessee. Eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Robert's memory to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with the family's burial expenses.

Jacob "Jake" Piatt, Jr.

Apr 14 2014

65 year old Jacob "Jake" Piatt, Jr. of the Cove Hollow Community of DeKalb County died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Long Branch Community Church and a maintenance worker with the City of Smithville. A memorial service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Miller will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob Wykoff, Sr. and Martha Piatt, He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law. Martha and Larry Daughtrey of Nashville. A niece, Carrie Daughtrey of Nashville. A cousin, Nelson Vaughan of Chatham, New Jersey. Special friends and family of the City of Smithville and the Long Branch Community Church. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Long Branch Community Church.

Pamela Williams

Apr 14 2014

67 year old Pamela Williams of Smithville died Saturday night at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was the daughter of the late John O'Hern and Flora Beagley Hinkle. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include 2 daughters: Tammy Williams Speakman of Beech Grove, Tn., Cindy Williams (Doyle) Flarity of Smithville; 2 Grandchildren: Savanna Speakman and Aspen Flarity; Brother: Tom (Barbara) Meadows of Smithville; Nephew: William (Angie) Meadows of Smithville; Great Niece and Nephew: Stephanie and Brandon Rackley; Niece and Nephew: Brianna and Aaron Meadows. Ms. Williams request was to be cremated. No services will be held. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Annie Lee Taylor

Apr 14 2014

88 year old Annie Lee Taylor of Smithville died Saturday afternoon at her residence. Ms. Taylor was born January 27, 1926 to her parents, the late Benjamin Franklin and Emma P. Thomason Wilkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Taylor; 2 children, Sally Judkins and Linda Sue Summers; 3 sons-in-law, Aaron Pedigo, Don Judkins, Bill Phillips; 10 brothers and sisters, George Wilkins, Laura Brymer, Bill Wilkins, Brunetta Berzins, Joe Wilkins, Mount Wilkins, Dollie Watson, Beulah Wilkins, Jessie Holcomb, Lonnie Wilkins; 1 great-grandchild, Star Lindsey Palamo. She was a Homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include 2 children, Freeda Phillips of Dowelltown, Ray (Teresa) Robinson of Smithville; son-in-law, Bobby Summers of Smithville; 10 grandchildren, David Pedigo, Brenda Dildine, Cheryl Perkins, Samantha Baines, Becky Atnip, Richard Summers, Susan Lanier, Diane Summers, Linda Gail Oliver, Cindy Thomas; sister, Nonnie (Larry) Smith of Iowa; 2 sisters-in-law, Rena Wilkins of Alabama and Marie Wilkins of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 2PM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Keith Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

William Edgar Davis

Apr 9 2014

50 year old William Edgar Davis of Smithville died on Wednesday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was born April 25, 1963 in Smithville. Edgar was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. He graduated from DeKalb County High School in 1981 and from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville in 1985 with a B.S. in Agriculture. He was a member of Delta Tau Alpha, Agricultural Honor Society and Sigma Ki, the Scientific Research Society. In 1991 he received his Master of Science in Biology from Tennessee Tech University. He was employed with Tennessee Tech University as an Instructor and Horticulturist for 18 years, and the United States Department of Agriculture for 6 years in Plant Research. As a result of his plant and soil research, Edgar was published numerous times. He was preceded in death by his Father, Virgil Carl Davis; Nephew, B.J. Davis; Grandparents, Virgil and Dollie Davis, Lester and Maude Ford. Survivors include his Mother, Willene Davis; Sister, Betty Davis; Brother, Carl Douglas and his wife, Sandra Davis; Nephews, Jacob Ray and his wife Dana Davis and Jared Tyler and his wife Kelli Davis; Great-Nieces, Kendall, Kloe and Kimber Davis all of Smithville. Several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Saturday, April 12, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bill Robertson officiating and interment to follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Davis will be on Friday 2:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM.

Dean "Buddy" Emberton

Apr 8 2014

62 year old Dean "Buddy" Emberton of Smithville died Tuesday at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. He was a Pentecostal and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Keith Huling will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Emberton was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Dean and Claudia Avo Trapp Emberton and a brother, Henry Jackson Emberton. Survivors include his wife, Dianne Emberton of Smithville. Two daughters, Deana and husband Kevin Jones of Smithville and Darla Emberton of Murfreesboro, Two grandchildren. One sister, Brenda Steele of South Carolina and several nephews and one niece. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carol Sue Colwell

Apr 8 2014

53 year old Carol Sue Colwell of Smithville died Monday afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Walter Franklin and Wilma Powers Blair. In addition to her father she was preceded by her husband, Lillard Colwell. Sue was a member of Gath Baptist Church and was employed at Tenneco Automotive and Pace Setters. She is survived by 4 children, Johnny Colwell of Florida, Greg Hays of Murfreesboro, Tiffany Boren of Smithville and Chesney Colwell of Chattanooga; 10 grandchildren; Mother, Wilma Blair of Smithville; 2 brothers, Randy Blair of Buena Vista, TN and Freddy Blair of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Friday, April 11, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Lash Rice and Jason Rice officiating and burial to follow in Bluff Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 1:PM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

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