Obituaries

Jimmy Wayne Chapman

Nov 10 2012

52 year old Jimmy Wayne Chapman of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a contruction worker and a member of the Malone's Chapel Baptist Church. A graveside service will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Brush Creek Cemetery. Jack Patterson will officiate. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Sue Chapman; grandparents, Jim Grady and Lillie Mae Chapman and Gent and Velvo Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Ann Chapman of McMinnville. Companion, Melissa Teachman of Smithville. Four sons, Timothy Chapman and Johnny and Des Chapman of McMinnville, Jerry and Pauline Chapman, and Jeremiah Teachman of Smithville. One daughter, Julie and husband Mike Van Dyne of McMinnville. One sister, Lisa and husband Kevin Cox of Alexandria. One brother, Richard Chapman of Alexandria. Four grandchildren, Anthony Murphy, Michelle and Sapharie Chapman all of McMinnville, and Jonathan Chapman of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Ella May Jones

Nov 10 2012

98 year old Ella May Jones died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville First Assembly of God. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Larry Briggs and Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. During her life, Mrs. Jones was a dedicated Christian, and active in her church and community. She was involved with the American Red Cross and as an election poll volunteer. She and her husband owned and operated several successful businesses prior to retirement and at the time of his death at age 90, Mrs. Jones and her husband had been married for 70 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Mary Etta Redmon Delong; husband, William Arthur Jones; and three sisters, Maude Wall, Goldie Whitley, and Jackie Williams. Survivors include nephews, Freddie, Joel, Doyle, J.F. Williamson, Woody and Royce Davenport, David Williams, Ronnie Whitley, and Thwaitt, and Jack Wall. Nieces, Janice Maynard, Alvida Woody, Bobbie Harrison, Melba Pedigo, Ann Webb, and Lynn Cantrell. High Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Roger Wendell McKenney

Nov 7 2012

A graveside service for 75 year old Roger Wendell McKenney of Smithville will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Griffin Cemetery in Watertown. McKenney died Wednesday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. Born in Maine, McKenney was the son of the late Wendell and Dorothy Ballard McKenney. He is survived by his wife, Betty McKenney of Smithville; daughter, Debra McKenney of Smithville. Four grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

J.L. Reeder

Nov 6 2012

96 year old J.L. Reeder of Alexandria died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Born in Grant, he was the son of the late John and Sarah Barnes Reeder. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters, and two grandchildren. He was a life long farmer and a member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church. Reeder is survived by his wife of 75 years, Lena Sorrell Reeder; sons, William Edward Reeder and wife, Patsy of Watertown, Fred Allen Reeder and wife, Edwina of Tuckers Cross Roads, and Charles Thomas Reeder of Alexandria; daughters, Virginia Ann Curtis and husband, Tommy of Smithville, Betty Ruth Swindell and husband Sam of Tuckers Cross Roads. Nancy Marie Hayes and husband, Joe of Lebanon, Carolyn Frances Rice and husband, Gary of Louisville, Kentucky, Linda Gale George and husband, Jimmy of Watertown. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Gary Rickman and Tommy Curtis will officiate and burial will be in the Polar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangement.

Emmo Jean Neal Wallace

Nov 4 2012

88 year old Emmo Jean Neal Wallace of Smithville died Saturday at NHC. She was a homemaker and a long time member of the Smithville Church of God. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of God. Donnie Kelly and Jeff Armstrong will officiate and burial will be in the Keith Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of God. Wallace was preceded in death by her first husband, Grady Neal; her second husband, Bill Wallace; parents, Ben and Sophie Jones; and a sister, Helen Mayo. Survivors include four sons, David and wife Gloria Neal of McMinnville, Danny Neal of Smithville, Kenneth and wife Jeanette Neal of Smithville, and Jimmy and wife Carol Neal of Smithville.Four daughters, Nina and husband Luther Lawrence of Smithville, Donna Kay and husband Donnie Knowles of Smithville, Betty and husband Glenn Byford of McMinnville, and Diane and husband Danny Evans of Short Mountain. Fourteen grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. One brother, Winston and wife Nellie Jones of McMinnville. Two sisters, Dean Edge of Smithville and Nell and husband Gordon Hennessee of McMinnville. Special step grandson, Ricky Wallace of Tuson, Arizona. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Smithville Church of God building fund.

Curtis Marie Kocis

Nov 3 2012

82 year old Curtis Marie Kocis of Rock Island died Friday at Riverside Hospital. She was a Catholic and a hair dresser. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Lawson Hutchings and Lucinda Adcock Hutchins; brothers, Gene, John, Donald, and Frank Hutchings; sister, Lana Scott; brother-in-law, Howard Stafford. Survivors include her husband, Bernard Kocis of Rock Island. One sister, Janice Stafford of Sparta. Great aunt, Jeffy Turner of Sparta. Nephews, Ronald Hutchings of Murfreesboro and Mark Hutchings. Nieces, Tyra Rodgers of Sparta, Angie Haber, Tena Harrell, Diana Moore, and Mary Ann Doty of New York. Three great nieces, Taylor, Megan, and Ashley Rogers. Sister-in-law, Marie Meirers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eugene Dimmick

Nov 2 2012

91 year old Eugene Dimmick of Lancaster died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was also a tool engineer. A graveside service will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Hillview Memorial Cemetery. Royce Moore will officiate. Dimmick was preceded in death by his parents, Geff and Anastasia Bosolwetz Dimmick; his first wife, Margaret Dimmick and his second wife, Alice Dimmick. A son, Henry Dimmick. A grandson, Eugene Dimmick, and a brother, Edward Dimmick. He is survived by his children, Margaret Newland of Florida, Eugene Jeffrey Dimmick, and Victoria and husband Ronald Johnson of New York. Grandchildren, Matthew Johnson of New York and Megan Johnson of Connecticut. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma Leonia Shaver Wright

Oct 31 2012

81 year old Thelma Leonia Shaver Wright of Livingston died at the Overton County Nursing Home on Tuesday.

Mrs. Thelma Leonia Shaver Wright was born on Brotherton Mountain in Putnam County on June 26, 1931 to the late Lemuel and Leona Crecellious Shaver.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 1 PM from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Livingston, TN with burial to follow in the Brotherton Cemetery in Putnam County. Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, evening November 1, 2012 from 6-9 PM. Bro. Wayne Blaylock will be officiating.

Survivors include four sons: Ray Rockwell, Don Rockwell, John Wright, and Andrew Wright; 1 Step Son: Frankie Wright; 2 Daughters: Kim Wright-Endsley and Sylvia Long; 3 Step Daughters: Roberta, Sheila and Bonnie. 18 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

In addition to her parents; she was preceded in death by her husband: Archie Wright; and two children: June Rockwell-Blaylock and Jimmy Rockwell.

Hall Funeral Home in Livingston is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Wayne Miller

Oct 29 2012

59 year old Billy Wayne Miller of Smithville died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. He was a member of the New Home Baptist Church and he was a former nurseryman with Judkins Nursery. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Homer and Ione Sandlin Miller and a daughter, Christie Miller. Survivors include his wife Dyanna Miller; three sons, Anthony Miller, Jason and wife Kacy Miller, and Preston Miller; a step-daughter and step-son, Diane Roller and Chris and wife Brandy Hale; and ten grandchildren, John Wells, Ethan Beasley, Kayla, Brayden, Teegan, Ryder, and Rowan Miller, Makayla Roller, Morgan and Macey Hale; one great grandchild, Kinslee Adams; a brother, Carlon Miller; and two sisters, Tammy and husband Rich McDonald all of Smithville and Shirley Redmon of McMinnville. Five nieces, one nephew, and three great nieces, two great nephews, and one great great niece, and two great great nephews all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnny Ray Farless

Oct 25 2012

19 year old Johnny Ray Farless of Smithville died Thursday at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage

The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life.

Farless was preceded in death by his father, Waylon Farless and grandparents, Rose and Larry Cobble.

He is survived by his mother, Keisha Farless and fiancee Charles Young of Smithville. A sister, Montana Farless of Smithville. Grandparents, Jerry and Terrie Bogle of Smithville, Ronnie and Cynthia Farless of Smithville, and Cheryl McCowan. Aunts, Amanda Cobble of Smithville and Amanda Farless and Crystal Farless.. Special cousin, Mackenzie Turner. Special friend, David Hutchins and girlfriend, Amanda Price.

The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Johnny Ray Farless

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