Obituaries

Geraldine Dover Sherrell

Jun 21 2013

73 year old Geraldine Dover Sherrell of Bradyville died Thursday at Centennial Hospital. She was born in Cullman, Alabama. She was a member of the Hollow Springs Community Church and a retired waitress. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Joe Sissom will officiate and burial will be in the Cherry Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, General Thomas and Leona Ward Dover; her husband, Donald Sherrell; two brothers, J.C. and General Thomas "Red" Dover and a sister, Maxine Smith. Survivors include five children, Robert and Don Easterwood both of Bradyville, Thomas and wife Melissa Easterwood of Smithville, David and wife Barbara Merriman, and Theresa Merriman all of Sparta. Step daughter and friend, Estill Ferrell and Wallace Cooper of Smithville. A sister Jan and husband Glenn Jones of Centertown. A brother, Mike and wife Sherry Dover of Dickson. A sister-in-law, Linda Dover of Centertown. Fifteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joshua Lee Howard

31 year old Joshua Lee Howard of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a devoted caregiver. His wishes were that he be cremated. Public viewing will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his mother Judith Ann Caldwell. He is survived by his wife, Elissa Howard of Smithville. Two children, Hope Lynn and Isaiah Nicolas, both of Smithville. Father, Sterling Howard of Missouri; Mother-in-law, Robin Mullins of Smithville, and Father-in-law Ellis Mullins, also of Smithville. Brother and sister, Sterling Matthew Howard of Michigan and Jessica Ann Howard of South Carolina. Four brothers and sisters-in-law, Victoria, Ellis, Jim, and Ronnijo. The family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with expenses, in lieu of flowers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Earnest Barber

Jun 19 2013

94 year old Earnest Barber of Smithville died Wednesday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Church of God and a World War II veteran. Barber was also retired from Carrier. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Barber was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Barber; parents, Henry and Eula Barber; two sisters, Dorothy Hawkins and Pearly Washburn; and three brothers, G.W., Elmer, and Eugene Barber. Survivors include two sons, Tommy and wife Nancy Barber and Bobby Barber of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Danny Barber, Scotty Barber, Tabitha Webb, Renee Walker, and Stephanie Barber all of Smithville, and Sarah Harris of Lebanon. Twelve great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one brother, Andrew Barber; and two sisters, Josephine Castleberry and Violet Harbor all of Texas. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Heather Thompson

Jun 17 2013

Heather Thompson, age 26, passed away on June 14, 2013. She was a 2005 graduate of Gordonsville High School and a 2007 graduate of Vol State. Heather was an active member of 4-H, very competitive, accomplished with sheep and other livestock in the show-ring, where she won numerous events. She also participated in livestock judging. She was a member of the New Middleton Baptist Church and attended the Mt. Juliet Family Worship Center. Her greatest desire was to be a mother
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The family will be receiving friends at the Mt. Juliet Family Worship Center (495 N. Mt. Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet TN, 615.758.5050) on Monday from 2-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service. Funeral Services, conducted by Brother Danny Sellars and Brother John Petree, are 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the church. Interment in Brush Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers: Justin Gregory, Jade Sellars, Jon Mason, Trent Hammontree, Shawn Holloway, Chad Thompson, Shannon Malone, and Bobby Farley. Honorary Pallbearers: Paul Pope, Randall Mason, Mandy and Robbie Dixon, Kenneth and Gay Ensey, and Tonya Gregory and the staff at Quality Care. Memorials: Trust for Baylor and Bryce Thompson at Wilson Bank and Trust.

Survivors include husband Zachary Thompson of Lebanon; children Baylor Rhea and Bryce Gregory Thompson; parents: Mark and Charlotte Webster of Brush Creek; sister: Larissa (Taz) Thompson Everett of Watertown; mother-in-law: Jacqueline Farley of Lebanon; grandparents: Doyle and Willette Webster of Brush Creek and Ricky and Betty Jane Barrett of Alexandria; great-grandmother: Lottie Cook of Alexandria; nieces and nephews: Zoei, Zayne, and Zayden Thompson; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by father-in-law Greg Thompson.

Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Oleda Magness

Jun 17 2013

90 year old Wilma Oleda Magness of Smithville died Sunday morning at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church, a retired factory worker, and Home Interior Displayer. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Estill and Cilla Mae Vaughn Judkins; her step-mother, Lena Judkins; her husband, Gene Magness; a son-in-law, Roger Foster; and grandsons, Todd, Terry, and Chad Foster. Magness is survived by two children, Priscilla Foster of Smithville and Randall and wife Joy Magness of San Leon, Texas. Four grandchildren, Jeff and wife Betty Foster, Dionndra Foster, Daniel Magness, and Whitt Magness. Step grandchildren, Sarah and husband Andrew Shuff and Jacob and wife Kellie Ward. Great grandchildren, Alicia and Dominic Rodriguez and Matthew Foster. Step great grandchildren, Michael Shuff and Wesley Walker. Two great great grandchildren, Avah Grace and Jaylon Rodriguez. A sister, June Carter of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church building fund, in addition to flowers.

Robert Shelby Love

Jun 12 2013

Mr. Robert Shelby Love age 86 of McMinnville, TN, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Rain Tree Manor Nursing Center in McMinnville, TN. He was born September 04, 1926, in DeKalb County, TN, was a farmer, active board of director member and former president of Warren County Farm Bureau, served 20 years on the Warren County Commission, and active commissioner of West-Warren Utility District, and attended First United Methodist Church. Mr. Love was preceded in death by his parents William Shelby and Sarah Ara Givens Love.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years Peggy Wilson Love, son and daughter-in-law Bobby and Tammy Love, grandchildren Wilson Love and Shelby Love all of McMinnville, TN. Sisters-in-law Evelyn Hamblen and Mary Miller.

Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Friday, June 14, 2013, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Robert H. (Bob) Case and Rev. Frank Gale will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The Board of Directors of both the Warren County Farm Bureau, and the West Warren Utility District, and also the Seekers Sunday School Class are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers. The Love Family will receive friends Thursday from 3 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Friday from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. at McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Main St., McMinnville, TN 37110.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Janice Ann Hutchings Stafford

Jun 9 2013

63 year old Janice Ann Hutchings Stafford of Sparta died Saturday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Family and friends will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, 1st Sergeant Howard Stafford; parents, Jay and Lucinda Adcock Hutchings; four brothers, Gene, John, Donald, and Frank Hutchings; two sisters, Marie Kocis and Lana Scottt; nephew, David Scott and a step-son, Richard Stafford. Survivors include two daughters, Tyra LeAnn Rodgers of Sparta and Angie and her husband Cliff Harber of Knoxville. Three grandchildren, Taylor Rodgers, Megan Rodgers, and Ashlee Rodgers all of Sparta. One son-in-law, Clem Rodgers of Sparta. Four step-children, Pamela Brown, Debra Grenko, Kimberly Carson, and Howard "Bogie" Stafford all of Ohio. Two step-grandchildren, Matthew Grenko of Sparta and Mandy Stafford of Ohio. One brother-in-law, Bernie Kocis of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Edith Young Evans

Jun 7 2013

81 year old Edith Young Evans of Smithville died Friday morning at her residence. She was a retired shirt factory worker and a member of the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in the New Bildad Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Waymon and Julie Ann Redmond Young; her husband, James F. Evans; and brothers, Charlie, Felix, Winfred, and James Edd Young. Survivors include three sons, Phillip and wife Linda Evans of Smithville, Michael Evans of Smithville, and Jerry and wife Donna Evans of McMinnville. Two grandsons, Jason and wife Sharon Evans and Timothy and wife Charlotte Evans. Two great grandchildren, Wade and Sylvia. Two step-grandchildren, Charles Shannon Adcock and Amanda Arnold Henry. Step- great grandchildren, Ryan Carter, Ethan Carter, and Mackenzie Henry. Sisters, Lillie Lawson and Ethel and husband Ralph Arnold of Smithville, and Mary Bell Robinson of McMinnville. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in memory of Ms. Edith. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Deborah Inez Hawkins

Jun 7 2013

51 year old Deborah Inez Hawkins of McMinnville died suddenly at her home on Thursday.

She aided her pastor husband for twenty years at Antioch Baptist Church in Coalmont, and the last year at Grace Tabernacle in McMinnville.

She was preceded in death by brother, Jeffery David Hobbs.

She is survived by her husband of thirty-one years, Rev. Ricky Hawkins, daughter, Jessica Nichole Hawkins and son, Ethan Garrick Hawkins, all of Tarlton Valley, TN; parents, Carl David and Catherine Hobbs of McMinnville; sister, Shelia and her husband Steve Johnson of McMinnville, a host of loving nieces and nephews; and special great-nieces, Emilya Hobbs and Eden Grissom.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. William Wanamaker and Mike Rigsby will officiate. Burial will be at King Cemetery in Grundy County. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sunday at High Funeral Home.

Haskell Crook

Jun 7 2013

96 year old Haskell Crook of Liberty died Thursday at his residence. He was a farmer and a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Crook and Matilda Hale Crook; his wife, Bobbie Adamson Crook; brothers, Charlie, Floyd, and Paul Crook; sisters, Zula Poss, Daisy Curtis, Willie Corley, Alta Malone, Ada Willoughby, and Alene McMahan. Survivors include his wife, Estill Crook of Liberty. A daughter, Judy and husband Joe Driver of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Maria and husband Tommy Clayborn of Liberty and Jacob and wife Kari Ashford of Liberty. Great grandchildren, Thomas Clayborn of Liberty, Heather and husband Jesse Janecke of Louisiana, A.J. Laracco of Liberty, Claudia Ashford of Liberty, and Taylor Ashford of Liberty. Sisters, Lottie Cook, Bertie Barrett, and Lucille Laythe. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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