75 year old Jessie Fay Flory of Smithville died Thursday at Palliative Care of Vanderbilt Hospital. She was a Baptist and was retired from Federal Mogul where she worked on the assembly line. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 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, Robert Elijah and Willie Louise Evans Davis; two sisters, Mary Leona Owens and Robbie Anderson; and one grandson, Daniel Wayne Martin. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Hoffman Paris and husband Randy Paris of Smithville and Patricia Bryant and husband Robert Bryant of Smithville. Three sons, Timothy Adams, Jack Christopher Adams, and Jimmie Lee (Yankee) Marr and wife Frances all of Smithville. Four sisters, W.T. Taylor, Iness DeLeon and husband Joe and Hellen Fogelsong and husband Bill all of Smithville, and Mollie Lorine Burgess of Mississippi. One brother, Robert Houston Davis of Florida. Nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
63 year old Kenneth Eugene Cantrell of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He worked at Blue Springs Nursery. A memorial service will be Monday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thaniel Lee and Leotra Pearl Green Cantrell and a son, Travis Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Cantrell of Ohio. Children, Adriene Lilley of Ohio and Josh Cantrell of Smithville. Grandchildren, Ethan Cantrell and Rajah Esperance. A brother, Wayne Cantrell of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel in lieu of flowers to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
86 year old Walter James Grissim of Liberty died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a Baptist, factory worker, and he was retired from the military. He served in the U.S. Air Force. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Wilson Williams and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Juanita Grissim; and brothers and sisters. Survivors include children, Jimmy and Connie Grissim and Danny Grissim all of Murfreesboro, Patricia Grissim of Texas, Robert and Tammy Smith of Alexandria, Steve Gunter and Lois Horn of Smithville, and Joe and Penny Gunter of Woodbury. Grandchildren, Josh Gunter, Jason Gunter, Nick and John Smith, and Jennifer and Tina Gunter. Great grandchildren, Zachary and Ricky Gunter, Austin and Katlyn Smith, and Rebecca Gunter. A sister, Robbie Grissim of Lebanon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
76 year old William McKinley Jones of Liberty died Monday at his residence. He was a retired maintenance supervisor at Cummings Sign Company. He had also served in the National Guard. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Memorial Baptist Church, where he was a member. Junior Ellis and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Troy L. and Ova Belle Martin Jones; sisters, Hazel Caplinger, Gladys Slagle, and Margaret Hendrixson; and a brother, Jim Jones. Survivors include his wife of 55 years Marguerite Jones of Liberty. A daughter, Teresa and husband Mark Adams of Franklin. Grandchildren, Lauren and husband Daniel Harrington of Nolensville and Logan Adams of Franklin. A brother, Troy and wife Sally Jones of Liberty. Sister, Nellie Pezanni of Whitehouse. Sister-in-law and husband Ruth and J.B. Taylor of Alexandria. Sister-in-law, Linda and husband Fred Stanley of Nashville. Brother-in-law, Winky and wife Jane Tramel of McMinnville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
52 year old Gary Cleveland West of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was an employee of Tenneco. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Elsa Cain West; two sisters, Shirley Simpson and Peggy Swan; a brother, Greg West; and two nieces, Bobbie Pedigo and Natasha Helms. Survivors include a son, Troy West of Dowelltown. One brother, Tom Barker of Michigan. Two sisters, Patty and husband Logan Hullett of Smithville and Melody and husband Glynn Pedigo of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations can be made to the funeral home in memory of Gary, in lieu of flowers.
54 year old Kevin Allen Moore of Alexandria died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Moore was a truck driver. A memorial service will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Cleo Sanders will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Carr Moore and Helen Julia Johnson Moore; an uncle, James Moore; and an aunt, Carrie Price. Survivors include his wife, Becky Bass Moore of Alexandria. Children, Michelle and husband Kevin Cox, Jr. of Alexandria, Tiwana Moore of Murfreesboro, Sharika Moore of Smithville, and Angeline Jiggets of Indiana. Grandchildren, Latravia Cox, Kyndal Cox, Melasia Gilles, and Ziah Gurley. Seven other grandchildren. Brothers and sisters, Carr Moore of Alexandria, and Marlene Griffin, Sandra Matthews, and Janet Williams Copeland all of Illinois. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends survive. The family has requested that donations may be made to Anderson Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
93 year old Beulah D. Avant of Alexandria died Tuesday.. She was the widow of Clay Avant.
She was preceded in death by four siblings; Taft Davis, Paul Davis, Chester Davis, and Zula Davis Coley. Survivors include a daughter, Jane A. Fly of Nashville. Grandchildren, Christopher and wife Mary Fly of Augusta, Georgia, Susan Fly of Dallas, Texas and Jonathan Fly of Nashville. Great grandchildren, Reid, Avery, and Max Fly of Augusta, Georgia.
Mrs. Avant graduated from DeKalb County High School and received an Associates Degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College. She was a teacher before working for many years at The Alexandria Bank and Trust and then at the Watertown Bank. Mrs. Avant was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 417. She was a member of the Alexandria United Methodist Church and the Smithville First United Methodist Church. She was also active in many community organizations in Alexandria.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October at 4:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m..
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Murfreesboro location of Alive Hospice or to the charity of your choice. Avant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
85 year old Mildred Dean Page of Lebanon died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. A Baptist, she was formerly employed by Texas Boot in Lebanon. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bob Curtis will officiate and burial will be in the Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Cecil and Iva Laura Page; a sister, Wilma Parkerson; a brother, Lionel Page; sister-in-law, Barbara Page; and special friend, Marguerite Trusty Mealer. Survivors include three brothers, W.J. Page of Alexandria, Hobert and wife Athelene Page of Smithville and Robert and wife Bobbie Page of Mt. Juliet. Sister-in-law, Pam Page of Smithville. Nine nephews, Jamie Page of Alexandria, Daryl and wife Renee Page, Darrin Page, Dwayne and wife Deanna Page, and Stevie Page all of Smithville, Larry and wife Annette Page, and Ricky Page all of Mt. Juliet, Terry Page of Smithville, and Brian and wife Natalie Page of Cookeville. Four nieces, Denise Page of Alexandria, Carolyn Walker of Smyrna, Tammy and husband Randy Summers of Smithville, and Felicia and husband Marshall Harris of Cookeville. Several great nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
65 year old Barbara Ann Tittle of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Petty Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dillard Clay and Ina Elise Petty and granddaughter, Bambi Mabeus. Survivors include her husband, Randall Tittle of Smithville. Three children, Bridgett Mabeus of Louisiana, Tammy Snyder of Smithville, and Mark Mabeus of McMinnville. Two grandchildren, Niki Mabeus of Smithville and Shonna Mabeus of McMinnville. One sister, Linda Pryor of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
71 year old Jerry Dean Williams of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He served in the U.S. Army and was a carpenter. The family has chosen direct cremation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Emma Waters Williams. Survivors include his wife Pam Williams of Smithville. Two daughters, Tammy Speakman of Murfreesboro and Cindy and husband Doyle Flarity of Smithville. Two granddaughters, Savanna Speakman of Murfreesboro and Aspen Flarity of Smithville. A sister, Patsy Darichuck of Arizona. A brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom and Barbara Meadows of Smithville. A nephew, William and wife Angie Meadows of Smithville. A great niece and nephew, Brandon and Stephanie Rackley. Several nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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