Obituaries

Amon David France

Jul 13 2012

93 year old Amon David France of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was an air conditioner maintenance worker for ARO, a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Garry McBride will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. France was preceded in death by his wife, Lola France; parents, Daniel and Lou Della France; two brothers, Audie France and Alvie France; and a nephew, Billy France. Survivors include a sister, Ophlynn and Leffel Redmon of Smithville. A brother, Erby France of Smithville. Nieces and nephews, Sonia and Kenneth Vinson of Cloverport, Tennessee, Tawana and Randall Box of Brentwood, Danny and Debbie France of Dowelltown, Tim France of Smithville, Earl and Emaline France of Smithville, Barbara and Charles Young of McMinnville, and Marilyn and Larry Wilbourn of Soddy Daisy. Special caregiver, Debbie West. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Troy Johnny Bain

Jul 11 2012

92 year old Troy Johnny Bain of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a farmer, a former constable, and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason and Tracy Lankford will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Bain was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Bain; a son, Troy "Bodie" Bain; parents, Johnny and Bertie Atnip Bain; brothers, Bernice, Honest, Alton, and J.E. Bain; and sisters, Flossie Linder, Velmer and Bonnie Bain, and Bertha Mae Bain. Survivors include a step-son, Cecil Judkins of Smithville. Step-daughter, Ponzella and husband Dewayne Redmon of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren, Jan, Jamie, Jennie, and Jana Judkins all of McMinnville, Walter Redmon of McMinnville, Shana and Will Key, Latroya and Phil Key all of Sparta, Ashley and Robert Upchurch of Murfreesboro, Misty Gingerich of Smithville, Troy "T.J" and Dalton Bain of Smithville. Ten great grandchildren. Daughter-in-law, Jeanna Bain of Smithville. A sister, Gradie Gribble of Smithville. Special loved ones, Tamyra and Johnny Taylor and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Braylen Michael Judkins

Jul 10 2012

Braylen Michael Judkins, the ten week old son of Michael Andrew and Crystal Dawn Judkins of Smithville, died Monday at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Joe Cox will officiate and burial will be in the Jaco-Judkins Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. The child was preceded in death by his grandfather, Frank Andrew Judkins. In addition to his parents, the child is survived by a brother, Andrew Thomas Judkins of Smithville. Four sisters, Sonya McMahon, Shelby Roberts, Taylor Roberts, and Andrea Judkins all of Smithville. Grandparents, Eva Lois Judkins of Smithville, Juanita Gardens,and Timothy Tindle both of Sparta, Thomas Gasper of Shelbyville, Indiana; special cousin, Megan Rice; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Chris Gammons

Jul 10 2012

30 year old Chris Gammons of Smithville died Monday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Shane Smith will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Gammons of Smithville. Four children, Lexy Gammons, Zachary Wilkins-Nelson, Zoey Moore, and Conner Killian all of Smithville. Two brothers, Ceylon, Jr. and wife Cynthia Taylor of Smithville, and Bruce and wife Bessie Gammons of Smithville. Two sisters, April Lewis of Smithville and Mary Ann and husband Todd Van Dyne of Smithville. Mother, Brenda Gammons of Smithville. Father, John Adcock of Smithville. Second mother, Pauline Taylor of Smithville. Mother-in-law, Debbie Young of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Walter Harland Wright, Jr

Jul 6 2012

77 year Walter Harland Wright, Jr. of Liberty died Friday morning at his residence. He was a member of the Actors Guild and the VFW. He served in the U.S. Army during peace time and held a Bachelors Degree in Art. Wright was also a Baptist and Art Director with Mullberry Square Productions. A memorial service will be held Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Memorial Baptist Church. Mike Carpenter will officiate. Wright was preceded in death by his parents, Walter, Sr. and Mary Robinson Wright and a sister, Roselyn Powell. Survivors include a sister, Mary Jane Carpenter of Liberty. Seven nieces and nephew, James and Julie Biggerstaff of Liberty, Craig Carpenter of Smithville, Melody Carpenter-Jaquinta of Pompano, Florida, Karon Carpenter of Ft. Lauderdale Florida, Michael and Mary Anne Carpenter of Liberty, Marinne Bailey of Dallas, Texas, Janna Blanton of Bonham, Texas, ten great nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. No visitation will be held at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Indian Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Sherry Gail Brazle Potter

43 year old Sherry Gail Brazle Potter of Nashville died Monday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a waitress and a member of the Blues Hill Church of Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Wayne Prater will officiate and burial will be in the Woods Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hershel and Alberta Brazle, Larue Redmon, and Velmer Bogle. Survivors include daughters, Holly Mercedes Sevier of Nashville, Krisann Hollis of McMinnville, and Megan Brazle of Woodbury. Grandchildren, Alex and Isabella Sevier of Nashville. Father and friend, Bernie Brazle of the Short Mountain Community and Joan Nave. Mother and step-father, Judy Brazle and Frank Crabtree of McMinnville. Sister, Joyce Ann and husband Shane Hollis of McMinnville. Brother, Nathan Brazle of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles survive. Special friend, James Nelson. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Howard Adcock

Jul 2 2012

86 year old James Howard Adcock died Friday at Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He was a long time resident of Detroit, Michigan and a native of the Jefferson community of DeKalb County. He was retired from the maintenance department of the Department of Transportation in Detroit and was a Baptist as well as a Mason. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dwight Knowles will officiate with burial in Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 until the service at 10:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Nagy Adcock; a son, Troy Lee Adcock, and parents, Milburn Alton and Candis Pink Cantrell Adcock. He is survived by a daughter, Patricia Annette and husband Gary Lohr of Toledo, Ohio; two step-sons, Douglas Barnette of Texas and Eddie Nagy of Toledo, Ohio. Four grandchildren, Laura Nagy, Denver James Logan Crane, Riley Candis, and Danyan Grace Lohr, all of Toledo, Ohio. A sister, Olene Stone of Grayson, Georgia, and a brother, Woody and wife Carolyn Adcock of Smithville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Jefferson Cemetery. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Cheryl Ann Jennings

Jul 2 2012

41 year old Cheryl Ann Jennings of McMinnville died Sunday at St. Thomas Hospital. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 5:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Gerald Byars. Survivors include two sons, Bobby Goodwin and Justin Goodwin both of Rock Island. One granddaughter, Heydin Goodwin. Her mother, Joyce Roller of McMinnville. Step-brother, Dale Pack of Smithville. Half- sister, Amy Roller of McMinnville. 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.

Zack Ferrell

Jul 2 2012
Zack Ferrell

18 year old Zack Ferrell of Smithville died Sunday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro from injuries in an automobile accident in Rutherford County. He was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church and an employee of Nissan. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lisa Ferrell and grandmother, Wilma Ferrell. He is survived by his father, Wade Ferrell of Smithville. Brothers and sisters, Shaun, David, Hannah, Rachel, Emilee, and Collin Ferrell. Maternal grandparents, Walter and Faye Ferrell of Smithville. Paternal grandfather, Ellis Ferrell of Smithville. Aunts and uncles, Marshall and Beverly Ferrell, Frances and Ricky Martin, Darnette Hibdon, Davey and Jessica Ferrell all of Smithville. Several cousins and his girlfriend, Haley Lawson. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph Rowlands

Jun 27 2012

60 year old Ralph Rowlands of Dowelltown died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a machinist with Tenneco, a veteran of the United Kingdom Royal Corps of Signa and a member of the British Legion. He was also a member of the Church of England. The family has chosen direct cremation.A memorial service will be held Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Rowlands was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Georgina Cissie Rowlands; two brothers, Dick and John Rowlands; and a sister, Joan Salisbury. Survivors include his wife Shanna Diane Rowlands of Dowelltown. One son, Charlton Thomas Wilson of Jupiter, Florida. One brother, Victor and wife Michelle Rowlands of South Pittsburg and several nieces, nephews, and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

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