88 year old Dorothy Dean Odom of Smithville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a member of the New Home Baptist Church, a homemaker, and she worked at Texas Boot. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Junior Ralph will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Odom was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Exum Driver Gibbs; her husband, Clayton Odom; a son, Earl Odom; and a sister, Lucille Henley. Survivors include children, Jack and wife Diane Odom of Morrison, Donna and husband Michael Terrell of Hermitage, Janice and husband John Pavlikninas and Kenneth Odom both of North Carolina. Grandchildren, Kimberly Odom, Alexandria and John Clayton Pavlikinas, Lauren Terrell, Dillon, and Will Odom. Daughter-in-law, Royce Odom of Smithville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital or to the American Heart Association. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
96 year old Mary Elizabeth Grizzle of Liberty died Wednesday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Southern Baptist and member of the Eastern Star and the Liberty Senior Citizens Center. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Hugh and Alta Adamson; her husband, Clifton Grizzle; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Grizzle Graham. She is survived by a son, George and wife Wini Grizzle of Brentwood. A granddaughter, Angela and husband Paul Smilqius of Valparaiso, Indiana. Great grandchildren, Olivia and Evan Smilqius. Numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Salem Baptist Church, the Liberty Senior Citizens Center, or the Eastern Star.
Joan Carol (Chandler) Paulsen, age 77 of Smithvile, died peacefully in her sleep at Alive Hospice Care Center in Nashville on Friday, July 27.
Joan was born on February 27, 1935 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin where grew she grew up and married the late Duane "Duke" H. Paulsen. They enjoyed 38 years of marriage until his death on December 12, 1996. Also preceding her in death were her parents, Fred and Genevieve Chandler of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, as well as one brother, Eugene Chandler. Joan is survived by daughters, Lori and husband Roger Bowman of Smithville and Kelle and husband Brian Dorn of Antigo, Wisconsin; one son, Grant and wife Tamara Paulsen of Smithville. Surviving her as well are three grandsons: Jeremy and wife Sheena Zoller of Huntsville, Alabama; Justin Zoller of Nashville and Jesse Zoller of Smyrna as well as four granddaughters, Jayme and MaKenzie Dorn of Antigo, Wisconsin and Tessa and Giana Paulsen of Smithville, and one great-granddaughter, Karsen Zoller of Huntsville, Alabama. Surviving her as well are her brother, Robert and wife Eva Chandler of Gurnee, Illinois, her sister-in-law, and close friend Virginia Joan Paulsen, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Joan had an intense love for her family. She cherished being a wife, mother, grandmother, and most recently a great-grandmother. Joan also had an ardent zeal for the worship of her God, Jehovah. She dedicated her life to Him in July of 1962. She served Him faithfully in Wisconsin, and she was most recently an active member of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Smithville, where she zealously fulfilled her dedication until her death.
Memorial services for Joan will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 981 East Broad Street, Smithville on Saturday, August 4 at 4:00 p.m. Family and friends are invited to share their condolences and memories of Joan with the family from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
78 year old Kenneth Moore of Dowelltown died Friday at NHC Healthcare. He was member of the Gideon's and the DeKalb County Election Commission. He was also a Deacon at Indian Creek Memorial Baptist Church and recently he attended the Allen's Chapel Methodist Church. Moore was a retired plant manager for Work Wear. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Fesler and Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Moore was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Ollie Pack Moore; a brother, Jim Moore, Jr.; and two sisters, Mable Duke and Myrtis Puckett Winton. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorla Nixon Moore of Dowelltown. A son, Joel Moore of Dowelltown. A granddaughter. Caitlin Moore. A sister-in-law, Sarah Moore of Readyville. A nephew, Darwin and wife Delores Puckett of Lebanon. A niece, Brenda and husband Wayne Vanderpool of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, you may make donations to Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the Gideon's Bible.
36 year old Waylon Ray Farless of Smithville died this week in Chattanooga. He was a nurseryman. A graveside service will be Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Center Hill Cemetery. No visitation will be held at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by two infant siblings; his grandmother, Hilda Bogle; grandfather, Ray Farless; grandparents, Robert and Coralee Prater. He is survived by children, Johnny and Montana Farless; his father, Ronnie Farless; his mother, Sheryl McCowen; step mother, Cynthia Murphy; two sisters, Amanda Lattimore and Crystal Farless; mother of his children, Keshia Farless; and several aunts and uncles. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses.
83 year old Maxine Matilda Hale Nokes of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital . She was a native of Cannon County. A member of the Short Mountain Methodist Church, she was a retired School Teacher at Short Mtn. School and Mud College. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society and the Eastern Star. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Melton Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Hester Melton Hale; siblings, Ray, Shelah, Paul and James Thomas Hale, Ruth Barrett and Dorothy McDougal. Survivors include her 4 Sons: Gerry (Rita) Nokes and Jeffery (Maureen) Nokes, both of Short Mountain, Nicholas (Patsy) Nokes, Sr., of Liberty; Billy (Kathy) Nokes of Pea Ridge. Grandchildren: Tonya Melton, Stephanie Alexander, Bill, Wesley and Natasha Nokes, Nicholas Nokes, Jr., Sarah, Hannah and Jeffery Nokes, II. A sister: Marie Garrett of the Short Mountain Community. A brother: Billy Hale of Dearborn, Michigan. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
61 year old Brenda Joyce Taylor died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She was a retired machine operator at Kingston Timer. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Junior Matthews and Betty Frances Murphy; a son, Jerry Wayne Taylor; and three sisters and a brother. Taylor is survived by her husband of 46 years, Grady Lee Taylor of Smithville. Three daughters, Melinda and husband Bobby Hullett, Janie and husband Adam Hale and Vickey and husband Freddy Atnip all of Smithville. Four sons, Ronnie Taylor and Stacy Braswell of Smithville, Billy and wife Kim Neal of McMinnville, Jimmy and wife Romanda Taylor of Smithville, and Timmy Taylor of Smithville. Nineteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and six brothers, James and wife Darlene Matthews of Gassaway, William and wife Rita Matthews, Willie Matthews, Roy and wife Debbie Matthews, Randall Neal, and Doug and wife Norma Murphy all of Smithville. Three sisters, Helen and husband Randall Ervin of Smithville, Pamela Hooten and partner Kevin Cain of North Carolina, Kathy Murphy and partner Ruben Vega of Morrison. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
41 year old Jenna Sue Roller of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was disabled. A graveside service will be Monday ay 4:30 p.m. at the Ararat Cemetery. Charlie Lawson will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from Noon until 4:00 p.m. at which time the family will leave for the cemetery. She was preceded in death by her father, Alvie Estes and a sister, Lisa Devault. Survivors include children, Molly Lawrence and George Roller both of Smithville. Grandchild, Aiden LaBron Lawrence of Smithville. Mother, Dixie Estes of Smithville. Brothers and sisters, Jimmy Estes of Smithville, Jerry and wife Tammy Estes of Pea Ridge, Dorren Reece of Smithville, Cathy and husband Bruce Chapman of Liberty, and Patsy Estes and Ricky Estes both of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
50 year old Timothy Lloyd Caldwell of Dowelltown died Friday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was a maintenance worker with Foutch Industries. He attended the Faith Congregational Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason and Nathan Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. until the service. Caldwell was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Ann Herman and a brother, Gregory Caldwell. Survivors include his father, Ralph (Tommy) Caldwell of Dowelltown. A niece, Rosha Prater of Colorado. Three aunts, Marie and husband Alfred Nixon of Watertown, Shirley Southard of Smithville and Patsey and husband W.H. "Red" Clark of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
69 year old Douglas McArthur Swofford of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was also a construction worker with the Nashville Bridge Company and worked twelve years for the City of Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Maggie Whitson Swofford and a brother, Kenneth Swafford. Survivors include his wife of three years, Alma Swofford of Smithville. A son, Robert Swofford of Lebanon. One step son, Adam and wife Sue Colwell of Smithville. Three step daughters, Frances and husband Tommy Cates of Smithville, Eva and husband Carl Bandy of Smithville, and Rita and husband Jimmy Taylor of Smithville. Special friends, John and wife Linda Alford of Smithville. Several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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