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.Read the rest of this article
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.
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.Read the rest of this article
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.Read the rest of this article
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.Read the rest of this article
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.Read the rest of this article
55 year old Charles Michael Ferrell of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a factory worker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Jewell Brown and three brothers, Dennis and Gary Ferrell and Tony DeVault. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Ferrell of Smithville. A grandchild, Skyler. Mother, Louise Jones of Smithville. Brothers, Wayne Ferrell of Bradyville, Larry Ferrell of Smithville, and Jeff, Scott, Terry, and Chris Ferrell and Ricky DeVault all of Smithville. A sister, Teresa Mayo of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
89 year old David Weber Crandall died Tuesday at NHC of Smithville. He was born in Cheshire, Connecticut. Crandall resided in Wolcott, Connecticut most of his life. He moved to Smithville with his wife in 1996. Crandall served in the US Army Air Force during World War II. He was a Jehovah's Witness and served as an Elder in the Wolcott and Smithville congregations. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances Crandall. A son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Natheene (Nat) Crandall of Smithville. A daughter and son-in-law, Diane (Dee) and Michael Tatum of Lawrenceburg. Special niece, Sharon Moore Speed and other nieces and nephews. Crandall was the son of the late Howard E. and Anna Norick Crandall. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Crandall Moore; a brother, Howard Crandall; a step brother, Frank Buckingham. A memorial service will be at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Smithville on Saturday, March 9 at 4:00 p.m. Harold McCarty will officiate. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
82 year old Sallie Frances Parkerson of Alexandria died Tuesday at Dekalb Community Hospital .
Ms. Parkerson was born in DeKalb County, the daughter of the late Oliver Lige Parkerson and Movie Malone. She was also preceded in death by Six Siblings; Toy Parkerson, Elbert Parkerson, Jim D. Parkerson, M.B. Parkerson, Isabell Stephens, and Bessie Fitts. She was a life long member of Malone’s Chapel (Walker’s Creek) Missionary Baptist Church. She retired from Alexandria Garment after forty years of service.
Ms. Parkerson is survived by her Sister; Miss Ruby Parkerson of Alexandria, Two Brothers; Dillard Parkerson of Lebanon and John (Ruth) Reynolds of Alexandria. Two Sisters in Law; Elizabeth Parkerson of Alexandria and Sherry Parkerson of Smithville. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, loved ones and friends.
Funeral Services for Ms. Parkerson are scheduled to be conducted 1PM Friday at Avant Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn, Mike Gay, and Johnny Adcock will officiate and Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery.
Visitation with the Parkerson family will be at Avant Funeral Home on Thursday after 11AM and Friday after 9 AM.Read the rest of this article
Kennith Vanatta age 70 of the Snow Hill Community passed away Monday morning at the Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was the son of the late Elzie & Aunia Bell Parker Vanatta. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Premature Children; Paternal Grandparents, Harvey & Avo Vanatta; Maternal Grandparents, Ewin & Effie Parker. Kennith was a Member of Faith Baptist Church, Member and Past Worshipful Master of Liberty Lodge #77 and the Smithville Eastern Star #374 and retired from TRW in Lebanon. Survivors include his wife Barbara Hendrixson Vanatta of the Snow Hill Community; Daughter, Amy (Shane) Wilcher of McMinnville; 2 Grand- Children, Brandon Gay of Smithville and Gracie Gay of McMinnville; Mother-in-Law, Vella Hendrixson of Smithville; Aunts and Uncles, JC and Jean Vanatta, Earl and Margaret Vanatta and Barbara Vanatta all of the Snow Hill Community; Sister-in-Law, Faye (Bobby) Hall of Alexandria. Funeral Services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Terri Lynn Weaver, Dennis Stanley and Bro. Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Family will be Tuesday 4:PM until 8:PM with a Masonic Service at 7:PM and Wednesday 12:30PM until the time of the service at 2:PMRead the rest of this article