Obituaries

Darice Elaine Cantrell

Mar 8 2013

51 year old Darice Elaine Cantrell of Smithville died Wednesday at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Taylor Melton and husband, Sean Cantrell. Survivors include three sons, J.W. and Kasey Cantrell of Louisiana; Steven Cantrell of Oak Ridge; and Josh Melton of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Sean, Peyton, and Baley Cantrell of Louisiana; and father, J.C. Hill of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lou Verna Redmon

Mar 7 2013

91 year old Lou Verna Redmon of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount View The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dennis Wood and Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshal Andrew and Elmer Belle Jones West; her husband, J.P. "Dock" Redmon; a grandson, Kyle Robinson; two brothers, Myrtis and Edwin West; and four sisters, Ida Margie Jones, Ruth Melton, Vilda Young, and Frances Pirtle. Survivors include three children, David and wife Patricia Redmon of Smithville. Linda and husband Jimmy Crawford of Smithville, and Donnie and wife Cindy Redmon of McMinnville. Seven grandchildren, Kim Taylor, Mark Robinson, Kevin Robinson, Amy Seber, Amanda McCracken, John Redmon, and Andrew Redmon. Four great grandchildren, Tre Taylor, Kirstie Taylor, Elizabeth Seber, and Maggie Robinson. Two sisters, Helen Raymond of Smithville and Jo Ann Smithson of McMinnville. Brother-In-Law, Don Redmon of Smithville. Special caregivers Jean Bailey and Wilma Redmon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Joyce Louise Fann Young

Mar 6 2013

76 year old Joyce Louise Fann Young of McMinnville died Wednesday at her daughter’s residence in Dowelltown. She was born May 15, 1936, in Muncie, Indiana, was a former employee of Wal-Mart, and was of the Baptist faith. Joyce was preceded in death by her mother Doris Cronin Orsborn and her husbands Billy Fann and Herman E. Young.

Survivors include her children Mark (Jo Ann) Fann and Terry (Gina) Fann all of McMinnville, TN, Vicki (Webb) Jeffries, Dowelltown, TN, Kevin Fann, Port Saint Loucie, FL, Pat Fann, McMinnville, TN, and Christopher Fann, Baxter, TN. 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral service is 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 08, 2013, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tyree Smith will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Friday from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Jerry E. Wright

Mar 6 2013

63 year old Jerry E. Wright of Smithville died early Wednesday morning at NHC of Smithville. He was a Baptist and a retired truck driver with IMI. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Aubrey and Lear Wright and a sister, Linda Wright. Survivors include two daughters, Kristie Davis and Jammie Wright of Lebanon. Three grandchildren, Gregory Davis, Jacob Davis, and Alissa Wright; and one great grandchild, Kaden Davis all of Lebanon. Two brothers, Aubrey and wife Jo Wright of Smithville and Clancy Wright of Tiptonville. Two sisters, Eva Dean and husband James Kennedy of Gallatin and Judy Wright of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. The family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rufus Ed Kelley

Mar 5 2013

74 year old Rufus Ed Kelley of Spencer and a native of the Temperance Hall Community died Monday at Generations in Spencer. He was a farmer. A graveside service will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery. Larry Steffee will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at which time the family will leave for the cemetery. Kelley was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Shelley Kelley; brothers, Elzie Kelley and Cordell Kelley; sisters, Reba Ione Young and Lorene Foster; and several other loved ones. He is survived by step-brothers, Robert Presley of Smithville and Donald Presley of Lebanon. Nieces and nephews, Robert and wife Dana Kelley of Hickman, Brenda Driver of Smithville, Jerry Foster of Smithville, Prentice and wife Jan Foster of Sparta, Randall Young of Smithville, Vicky and husband Dan Crews of Chattanooga, Larry Young of Smithville, and Garry and wife Christine Young of Smithville. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with expenses, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Ollie Shelby

Mar 3 2013

92 year old Elizabeth Ollie Shelby of Sparta died Friday night at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ of Phillipi. A visitation will be from 11:00 until 12:30 followed by a graveside service Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Tim Woodward will officiate. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Jean Underhill

Mar 3 2013

77 year old Dorothy Jean Underhill of Lebanon died Friday night at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a member of the Shop Springs Baptist Church. Underhill was also retired from retail sales and was a homemaker. The funeral will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Ken Tramel, Carl Price, and Jerry Essary will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Eugene Underhill; parents, Bill and Jennie Cantrell; and a sister, Vella Rhea Taylor. Survivors include children, Charlotte and husband Alan Lynch of Nashville, Ricky and wife Norma Underhill of Lebanon, and Tammy and husband George Smartt of McMinnville. Eight grandchildren, Matt and wife Regan Underhill, Josh and wife Meredith Underhill, Jenni Beth and husband Cody Haskins, Alexandria, Jacqueline, Madison, Will Smartt and Billy Lynch. Three great grandchildren Jac Underhill, Isabella Underhill, and Bailey Underhill. Sibling, Bill and wife Dee Cantrell of Phoenix City, Alabama. In-laws, Harold Taylor, Dixie and wife Naomi Underhill, Beecher and wife Jeanette Underhill, and Alyson Underhill. Eight nieces and nephews and other family members. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Shop Springs Baptist Church or to the American Lung Society, in lieu of flowers.

Linda Sue Walker

Mar 3 2013

64 year old Linda Sue Walker of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Christian and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mark Miller will officiate and burial will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lebanon. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Walker was preceded in death by her parents, Billy Haskel and Martha Katherine Lewis Caldwell; her husband, Claudie Walker; two brothers, Austin Caldwell and L.C. Murphy; and a sister, Debbie Carmack. Survivors include a sister, Helen Bain of Smithville. Nieces and nephews, Teresa Steele of McMinnville, Melissa Mullins, Holly Anderson, April Coronado, Lisa Bain, and Ricky Murphy, Sherman Murphy, and Tisha Reynolds all of Smithville, Calvin Murphy and Curtis Murphy both of Indiana and Kristie Davis of Lebanon. Special caregiver Peggy Webber of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Walter Roy Hale

Mar 2 2013

73 year old Walter Roy Hale of Liberty died Friday at University Medical Center In Lebanon. He was a Baptist and was retired from Alexandria Garment Factory. The funeral will be Monday at Noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Shannon Cantrell and Gary Caplinger will officiate with burial in Hill View Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m until 9:00 p.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. until the service time at Noon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Taylor Hale; two brothers, Robert T. Hale and Floyd Hale,Jr.; one sister and brother-in-law, Robbie and George Tramel. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Joyce Hale of Liberty. Two children, Shannon and wife Yvonne Hale of Smithville and Laura and husband Jerry Hutchins of Dowelltown. Four grandchildren, Kathryn and Kaleb Hale of Smithville, and Katlin and Kristen Hutchins of Dowelltown. Two sisters, Doris and Husband Elmus Johnson and Jo and husband Aubrey Wright all of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Willette Hale of Liberty and Peggy Hale of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Shelby Jean Tittsworth-Gamble

Mar 1 2013

75 year old Shelby Jean Tittsworth-Gamble of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church, a member of the Eastern Star, a retired out patient nurse with Knowles Hospital and she was retired from Ross Gear and Nissan. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Vincent Baker will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Julie Hendrixson Tittsworth; her husband, Horace Gamble; two sisters, Hazel Haynes and Doris Allen Tittsworth; a brother, Bobby Jewell Tittsworth; and a nephew, Danny Haynes. Survivors include two daughters, Johnna and husband Rob Robinson of Smithville and Tonjia and husband Mickey Fetterolf of Sevierville. Two grandchildren, Amanda Fetterolf and Crystal Pilkerton both of Alabama. Eight great grandchildren. One sister, Beverly and husband Calvin Jones of Smithville. Lifelong friend, James Garey Graham of Smithville. Nieces, Vivian Redmon and Lee Ann Crips both of Smithville, Tamera and Brad Vaughn of Lebanon, Pam Baumann and Terry Daniel of Smithville. Special great niece, Charity Sullivan of Smithville. Special caretaker, Brenda Allen of Alabama and Elsie Miller of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to the Joe Black Effort for Animals in lieu of flowers.

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