Ova Opal Griffin

Sep 4 2015

Miss Ova Opal Griffin age 89 previously of McMinnville, TN, died Wednesday, September 02, 2015. She was born November 18, 1925, in DeKalb County, TN, worked in the computer department of Arnold Engineering Development Center and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Ms. Griffin was preceded in death by her parents Ira and Lola Blankenship Griffin, brother-in-law Sidney Fender, niece Pam Peters, and nephew Bill Peters.

Survivors include her sister Velma Griffin Fender of Americus, GA, cousins and special family members Joe (Trish) Wright, and Seth (Ashley) Wright.

Funeral service is 3 PM Sunday, September 06, 2015, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Wendell Judkins will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 1 PM until 3 PM at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

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Carlos Lee Warden

Sep 4 2015

93 year old Carlos Lee Warden of Fort Wayne, Indiana and formerly of Alexandria died Thursday at Coventry Meadows Nursing Home, Fort Wayne Indiana. Born in Overton County, he was a farmer, a U.S. Army veteran, and a member and deacon at the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at the church. Warden was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Bob Warden and Zora Moore; a son, Phillip Warden; sisters, Gertrude, Sue, and Lela; and one brother, Joe. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen Warden of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Children, Randall and wife Marge Warden of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Byron and wife Melva Warden of Dickson. Grandchildren, Andrea and Russ Gindelberger, Erika Warden, and Logan Warden all of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tracy and Tad Webb of Smithville, Adam and Lairen Warden of Carthage, Daniel and Felicia Warden of Smithville, and Kayla Warden of Dickson. Eight great grandchildren. Brothers and sisters, Bill and Oleda Warden, Lois and Bill Whited, and Joyce and Joe Marks. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the New Hope Cemetery in lieu of flowers.

Edith Raymond Wolfe

Sep 1 2015

Edith Raymond Wolfe age 86 of Smithville, and a longtime resident of Maryland, passed away Sunday night, August 30, 2015 at her daughters residence in Smithville, TN. Born in St. George, Bermuda on December 10, 1929, she was the daughter of the late William and Mable Hudson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, Leroy Raymond, Sr. and Jessie Wolfe; 1 son, Edward Raymond; granddaughter, Angel Raymond; and daughter-in-law, Anna Raymond. Edith was a Homemaker and a Presbyterian. Survivors include 5 children, Leroy (Linda) Raymond of Virginia, Clifton Raymond, Joanne (Randy) Hutchens, Gary (Cathy) Raymond all of West Virginia and Brenda (Bruce) Savage of Tennessee; 28 Grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Prospect Methodist Church (5923 Woodville Rd, Mt. Airy, MD) with Sam Mainord and Jim Dyche officiating and burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM at the church. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville, TN is in charge of the arrangements.

Tony Estes Patterson

Sep 1 2015

Tony Estes Patterson age 72 of Smithville, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015 at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Tony was born September 30, 1942 to his parents, the late Albert and Virgil Estes Patterson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step-son, Nathan Jones. He was a member of The Baptist Tabernacle, served in the National Guard and was a former restaurant owner. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Patterson of Smithville; 7 children, Rickey (Terri) Patterson of Smithville, Jeffrey Patterson of Sparta, Penny (Michael) Edwards of Smithville, Stephen Patterson of Smithville, Travis Patterson of Smithville, Nate Patterson of Smithville and Josh Jones of Smithville; 9 grandchildren, 1 sister, Bruna Fleming of Boca Raton, Fl; 2 brothers, A.W. Patterson of Mt. Juliet and Jeloy Patterson of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at DeKalb funeral Chapel with Bro. Garry McBride officiating. Visitation with the Patterson family will be on Tuesday 1:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Raye D. Knight

Aug 31 2015

Raye D. Knight age 88 of Smithville passed away Sunday night, August 30, 2015 at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born October 11, 1926 in Miami, Florida. Raye was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Jackson and Ada L. Holsey Knight; 1 brother, Jack Knight; 1 sister, Lois Caslow. She was a registered nurse and a Seventh Day Adventist. She is survived by 1 sister, Veda Waldrep of South Dakota; special friends, Elaine & Terry Cowart and Kiki Brown of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday 9:30Am until 10:45 at which time Miss Knight will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the new DeKalb County Animal Coalition - Animal Shelter, in memory of Miss Raye. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest Boyett

Aug 31 2015

71 year old Ernest Boyett of Smithville and formerly of Palmetto, Florida died Sunday night at NHC of Smithville. He was a retired electronics repairman. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 the Bradenton Gospel Tabernacle in Bradenton, Florida where he was a member. John Paul Marlow will officiate. Entombment will be at Manasota Memorial Park. Visitation will be prior to the service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Boyett was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Boyett; parents, Roy and Marjorie Widner Boyett Criswell; grandchild, Joey Grasessle; and two brothers, Roy and Jimmy Boyett. He is survived by five children, Tracy and John Walls of Dowelltown, Ernest and Suzi Boyett of Indiana, Denise and Joe Graessle of Florida, Deanna Decker of Florida, and Benjamin Boyett and fiancé Jessica Dubois of Florida. Three step daughters, Melissa Harrison of Smithville, Susan and John Wilcox and Shari VonBorstel of Florida. One step son, Ricky and Heidi Meyers of Maryland. Twelve grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Six sisters and two brothers also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Pearl Glendon Cantrell

Aug 30 2015

Pearl Glendon Cantrell, known by all as “Glenn”, passed away peacefully at his home on August 29, 2015 at the age of 74 after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Smithville, TN to parents, Jessie Herbert and Lillie Farless Cantrell.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters, Jeannie Sue Jones (Wayne) of Hermitage, TN and Melissa Antoinette Parrish (Fred) of Nashville, TN and son, Eric (Karen) Agee of Garden Valley, CA; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; mother, Lillie Farless Derting of Smithville, TN; sister, Helen Ponder-Yeghiaian (Robert) of Pulaski, TN; brothers, Ralph (Debbie) of Casper, WY; Lewis (Peggy) and Paul of Smithville, TN.

Glenn had 3 main passions - his family, his work and the love of boating. He was the proud owner of Cantrell Electrical, A/C and Heating Inc., and being a man of his word, owned a boat until the day he died. Glenn was always there for his family, and though a large void will be felt by us all in his passing, he is with us still in our hearts.

All services will be held at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from four o’ clock in the evening until eight on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Funeral service will be held at ten o’ clock in the morning on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glenn’s honor to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

Albert Wayne Fisher

Aug 30 2015

66 year old Albert Wayne Fisher of Alexandria died Friday at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was born in Clark County, Kentucky. Fisher was a logger. The funeral will be at the Scobee Funeral Home in Winchester, Kentucky. The date and time have not been announced. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt Thomas Fisher and Geneva Hopper. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Fisher of Alexandria. Children, Albert Wayne Fisher, Jr. of Tennessee, Brian Fisher of Watertown, Robert and Shannon Fisher of Winchester, Kentucky, Christie Crowe of Smithville, and Aaron Fisher of Clay City, Kentucky. Grandchildren, Lee Drake of Winchester, Matt Crowe of Smithville, Chris Bolen of Smithville, Thomas Fisher of Conway, South Carolina, Andrew Fisher of Winchester, C.J. Schooler of Winchester, Devin Fisher of Tazewell, Brent Fisher of Tazewell, Austin Fisher of Jackson, Mississippi, and Tony Fisher, Tonita and Justin Clemons, Michael Fisher, and Timothy Fisher all of Clay City, Kentucky. Great grandson, Justin Clemons of Clay City, Kentucky. Brothers and sisters, Tommy Fisher, Teddy Fisher, Mike Fisher, Marsha and Kevin Vaugh, Janice and Mark Brown, Brenda Turner, Karen and James McGuire all of Winchester, Kentucky, Donna and Mike Agee of Richmond, Kentucky, and Melissa and Micky Hyde of Lexington, Kentucky. This information provided by Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.

Kenneth William "POPS" Crawford

Aug 29 2015

75 year old Kenneth William "POPS" Crawford of Alexandria died Friday at his residence. He was a machinist and a US Army veteran. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Dusty Desimone will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 1 p.m. until the service time. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Edward Crawford and Bulah Edwards. Survivors include his children, Barry and wife Kim, Kenny and wife Glenda, Keith and wife Lisa, Tina and husband Thomas, and Butch and wife Amy. Grandchildren, Casey, Ashley, Robert, Samantha, Hannah, Tegan, and Keeley. Great grandchildren, Braden, Jackson, Landyn, Bentley, Reiss, and Oaklee. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Teemus Johnson

Aug 28 2015

94 year old Teemus Johnson of Smithville died Friday morning at his residence. He was a Baptist, a farmer, and a World War II Army Veteran. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Regina Lynne Bolden will officiate and burial will be in the Leeville Cemetery in Wilson County. Visitation will be Saturday from 1-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Johnson and Nettie Mai Miller Johnson Kelley; two daughters, Joyce Ann Smith and Sharon Louise Petty; five brothers, Elmerray, Derwood, Jimmy, Albert, and Robert Johnson and one sister, Mary Ann Cluck. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Joanne Johnson; six daughters, Eloise Power, Peggy and Donald Minnear, Linda and Clarence Standridge all of Smithville, Gwen Hayes of Lebanon, Marsha and Mike Franks of Saltillo and Gail Jones of Dickson. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Three brothers, Roy and Pat Johnson of West Virginia, Jessie and Deloris Johnson of Wyoming, Barrett and Claudine Johnson of Readyville. One sister, Ruby Vaught of Murfreesboro. Devoted son-in-law, George Petty of Nunelly. Several nieces, nephews, and family also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements


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