Obituaries

Larry Hale

Apr 7 2013

64 year old Larry Hale died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Born in Detroit Michigan, he was a resident of Short Mountain Road, Smithville. Hale was worked in maintenance at Federal-Mogul in Smithville and was a veteran of Vietnam having served in the Army and earning the Purple Heart. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Dennis Ellis, Nick Pelham, and Chad Hale will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Hale was preceded in death by his parents, Shelah (Duck) Hale and Jewell Bryson Hale Melton; his step dad, Frank Melton; his wife, Brenda Hale and his brother, Freddy Hale. He is survived by two daughters, Kristie and husband Charles Nokes and Shelia and husband Chris Ellis of the Short Mountain Community. Four granddaughters, Olivia and Travis Neal, Lyndsey Miller, Ashlyn Ellis, and Lilly Ellis. One great granddaughter, Caroline Neal. Siblings, Brenda and Gerald Motley, Harry and Eddena Hale, and James and Marilyn Hale all of the Short Mountain Community. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Patrick Randall Wilson Fults

Apr 7 2013

One month old Patrick Randall Wilson Fults of Liberty died early Saturday morning at his residence. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in the Nichols and Fults Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. The child was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Roy Wesley Fults; his maternal grandfather, Jr. Randall Smith; and an aunt, Pat Fults. Survivors include his parents, Jeffery Fults and Maranda Smith of Liberty. One brother, Kenny LeAllen Fults of Woodbury. Two sisters, Keegyan Leigh Rutland of Liberty and Mardee Juliet Diane Fults of Norene. Paternal grandmother, Martha Fults of Smithville, maternal grandmother, Mary Smith of Smithville. Great grandmother, Louise Smith of Smithville. Seven aunts and uncles, Russell and Helen Fults and Ricky and Janie Fults all of Liberty, Wesley "Bull" Fults of Woodbury, Jacky Fults, Jeff and Diane Hardin, Amanda and Ralph McIntyre, and Josh McCowen all of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive. The family asks that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lonnie Lee Brown

Apr 5 2013

51 year old Lonnie Lee Brown of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a factory worker. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Shepphard will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Brown was preceded in death by his mother, Margie Jane Brown; brothers, Carl Freeman Brown; John Ricky Brown, and Roscoe J Brown; and a sister, Judy Brown. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Carol Brown of Smithville. Two children, Lonnie JB Brown and Shanna Marie Brown both of Smithville. Grandchildren, Lilly Ann Brown and Rebecca Lee Brown. Father, J.B. Brown of Celina. Sisters, Joan Marie McCormick of Gainesboro and Dorothy Sanders of Smithville. Brothers, Glen Brown, David Bruce Brown, Enoch Lee Brown, and Curtis Wayne Brown all 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.

Shelia Austin

Apr 4 2013

56 year old Shelia Austin of Elkton, Kentucky died early Thursday morning there. She was a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Marty Goddard will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Terry Austin; parents, James and Marion Jackson; and a sister, Linda Carol Jackson. Survivors include a son, Scott and wife Brandi Austin and two grandchlldren, Sean and Jade Austin all of Woodbury. One brother, Donnie and wife Cindy Jackson of Lebanon. Two sisters, Cathy and husband Vince Miller of Knoxville and Darlene Ferrell of Lebanon. Step mother, Ruth Jackson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Buford Wayne Blair

Apr 4 2013

73 year old Buford Wayne Blair of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and he had been a Game Warden with the TWRA. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson and Carl Cude will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. Blair was preceded in death by his parents, William Howard and Anna Opal Porterfield Blair. Survivors include his wife, Sue Robinson Blair; daughter, Karen and husband Shawn Jacobs; son, Keith Wayne and wife Amanda Blair; step daughter, Vicki and husband David Haggard all of Smithville. Step son, Tim and wife Hollie Adcock of Jackson, Tennessee. Nine grandchildren, Justin Nokes, Katie Haggard, Kathryn Blair, Caitlin Blair Jacobs, Anna Rachel Blair and William Blair all of Smithville, Ryan Haggard of Georgia, Jackson Adcock and Caroline Adcock both of Jackson. One brother, William Howard, Jr. and Linda Blair of Woodbury. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Lighthouse Christian Camp, in lieu of flowers.

Nadine Martin Ferrell

Apr 4 2013

79 year old Nadine Martin Ferrell of Woodbury died Thursday at her home. She was a member of the Baptist Church and was retired from Val-Dor. Ferrell was a native of DeKalb County and was the daughter of the late Hobert Martin and Daisy Clayborn Martin. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Hoyte Ferrell. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn and Thurman Seber will officiate. Burial will be in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. She is survived by her children, Lenwood (Joyce) Ferrell of DeKalb County and Shirley Ferrell of Woodbury. Grandchildren: Jennifer Ferrell, Elizabeth Ferrell, Brayden Ferrell, Stephanie Amanti, and Robert Losacco. Great Grandchildren, Jayden Amanti, Aiden Amanti, and Riley Losacco. Siblings: Billy Martin and James Martin both of DeKalb County., Ginger Standback of Smithville, Carolyn Sanders of Henderson, Texas, and Peggy Smith of Nashville. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Claude Albert Mills

Apr 4 2013

87 year old Claude Albert Mills of Alexandria died Tuesday at NHC Health Care in Smithville. Born in Dandridge, TN, he was the son of the late Rev. William Mitchell Mills and Nora Holt Mills and was preceded in death by 3 brothers. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving in the Pacific were he was awarded the Purple Heart. Mills was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Lebanon and a retired Inspector with the U.S. Dept. of Defense. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lee Capps Mills of Alexandria; daughter, Rebecca Ann McBride and husband, Russell of Lancaster, Ohio; son, David Lee Mills and wife, Janet of Pagosa Springs, Colorado; grandchildren, Zachary McBride of Lancaster, Ohio, Laurel (Gary) Foreman of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Alisha (Michael) Wilhide of Troy, North Carolina, Judith (Bubba) Oliver and Samuel (Alyse) Mills all of Watertown, and Hannah and Micah Mills both of Paposa Springs, Colorado; great grandchildren, Kailee Forman, Claudia, Jesse and Cohen Wilhide, Dakota Dotson, Dailey and MacKenzie Oliver, Tristen Mills, Scarlett and Savannah Mills; niece, Carolyn (Delano) Griffee of Ashville, North Carolina. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Gary Wilson officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday and prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will be at Jones Hill Cemetery with military honors. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

John Edward Turner

Apr 4 2013

65 year old John Edward Turner of Smithville died Wednesday afternoon at his residence. He was a member of the New Home Baptist Church, a retired factory worker, and a U.S. Army Veteran. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in the Keith Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Thelma Jean Arnold Turner; sisters, Mildred Poss and Judy Cunningham; and a brother, Mark Turner. Survivors include three brothers, Ricky, Michael, and Richard Turner all of Smithville. A daughter, Carmella Chalfant of Smithville. A grandson, Axyl Chalfant of Smithville. Special friend, Jo Marie Rackley of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ann Shores

Mar 29 2013

The funeral services for 72 year old Ann Shores of Silver Point will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Herrens Chapel Church of Christ with burial to follow in Smellage Memory Gardens in the Boma Community of Putnam County. Phillip Loftis and Jonathan Loftis will officiate.

Mrs. Shores died Thursday afternoon at her home.

She was born in Putnam County to the late Charlie and Sallie Fisher Herren.

She was owner of Ann’s Tax Service in Gordonsville for the past 26 years but had been involved in tax preparation for over 40 years. She was a 1959 graduate of Baxter Seminary and was a member of Herrens Chapel Church of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruby Herren and Lois Cronk; and three brothers, Charlie Richard Herren, C.A. Herren, and J.D. Herren.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Harold Shores; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Tim McConnell of Cookeville; son, Terry Shores and special friend, Carol Spurr of Silver Point; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary (Darius) Ramsey of Cookeville, Wanda (Jimmy) Maxwell of Silver Point; four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Herman(Georgia) Herren of Clinton, Edward (Pearl) Herren of Anderson, South Carolina, Howard Herren, and Paul (Sara) Herren all of Silver Point; grandchildren, Joshua(Becca) Brown, Jeremy (Kristin) Brown, Coty Spurr and Cheyenne Shores; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shores family will receive friends Saturday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Baxter Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home and Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.

Jerry James Owens

Mar 28 2013

61 year old Jerry James Owens of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a deliveryman for Estes Furniture Company. The family has chosen direct cremation. No services are planned. Owens was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim B. and Goldie Martin, and Calvin and Stella Owens; three uncles, four aunts, and two brothers. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Owens of Smithville. Two sons, Andre L. Owens of McMinnville and Darry Owens of Knoxville. Parents, James and Peggy Owens of Smithville. Thirteen grandchildren, one great grandchild. One brother, Terry Owen of Smithville. Special stepson, Jermaine McCoy of Smithville. Special aunt, Mary McCoy. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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