Obituaries

Walter F. Askew

Apr 21 2014

64 year old Walter F. Askew of Alexandria died Sunday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. Born in Wilson County, Askew was employed at the Ross Gear plant in Lebanon, a member of the West Main Baptist Church, and an Army veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Askew was preceded in death by his parents, Amon Frazier Askew and Maudie Bell Parkerson and a sister, Patricia Allmon. Survivors include two sons, Brad and wife Judy Askew of Watertown and Brian Askew of Murfreesboro. A brother, Shelie "Peewee" and wife Pam Askew of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Madison Grace Askew and Camri Layne Johnson. Uncles, Butch Parkerson and Eddie Lawrence. Aunt, Jean Reasonover and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy Perri Sisco

Apr 21 2014

87 year old Nancy Perri Sisco of Smithville died Sunday at the Webb House Retirement Center. She was President of Civil Service Employee Association of Citrus County, Florida, the retired Nurses Association of Florida, the American Legion, and the VFW. She was also a Catholic and a Registered Nurse for the Hudson Valley D.D.S.O. A Funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at St. Gregory Catholic Church. Father David Cooney will officiate and burial will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Perri; one step-daughter, Marie Thoma; a sister, Angelina Hurton; a grandson, James Carl Baisley; two step-grandchildren; and three brothers-in-law, Nicholas Leonardis, Norman Rice, and James Whalen. Survivors include her husband, Carl Sisco of Smithville. One son, William A. Senk, III and wife Wen Yi of White Plains, New York. One daughter, Mary Lynn and husband Barry Muller of Smithville. Three sisters, Rose Leonardis of Inverness, Florida, Jennie Rice of Mt. Kisco, New York, and Antoinette Whalen of Mt. Kisco, New York. One brother-in-law, Michael Hurton of Wappinger Falls, New York. Three natural grandchildren, Nancy Senk and Maria Senk both of Cooperstown, New York and Jennifer Williams of Bloomington, Indiana. Three step grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A host of nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please make donations to the American Alzheimers Association, in lieu of flowers.

Steven Francis Wyss

Apr 21 2014

65 year old Steven Francis Wyss died on Thursday at his residence. Steve was a member of St. Gregory’s Catholic Church. He graduated from Bishop Lures High School in 1966 and from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1970. He retired from Federal Mogul Friction Products after 43 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father John F. Wyss. Survivors include his wife, Carla Wyss, mother, M. Gertrude Wyss, children, John Wyss and Stephanie (Graham) Wyss-Porter, and siblings, Jean Wyss, Beverly Courtney, Greg Wyss, Christine Giant, Paul Wyss, Lisa Werling, and Ann Wyss. Visitation will be at St. Gregory’s, 712 W. Main Street, Smithville, on Wednesday April 23, at 5:30 PM, followed by a memorial mass at 6:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203 or the St. Gregory’s Building Fund.

Jean Haley

Apr 21 2014

93 year old Jean Haley of the Keltonburg Community died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She was retired from various jobs, but she most enjoyed her work as an Avon Representative and a homemaker. She was a member of the Keltonburg United Methodist Church, where she served as secretary and treasurer for many years. She was an active member of the former Keltonburg Home Demonstration Club and the Keltonburg Community Center, and enjoyed feeding the birds and growing flowers. She was born April 22, 1920 to the late Thomas "Red Eye" and Della Miller Cantrell. On September 14, 1942 she married Columbus Haley and they lived happily until he preceded her in death in 1997. She was one of eleven siblings, all who preceded in death: Helen, Fred, Aubrey, James T., Frank "Chick" and Nell Cantrell, Shelby Cripps, Lelia Mai Rigsby, Mattie Lea Stoner, and Cartie Patton. She is survived by four generations of family who loved her; 1 Son: Eugene (Diane) Haley; 2 Granddaughters: Gina (Dennis) Arnold and Chandra (Joe) Adcock; 7 Great Grandchildren: Kealah Curtis, Adam, Jordan, Bryson and Sam Arnold and Shara Cate Adcock, all of Smithville, and Clark Adcock of Martin, Tn.; 1 Great Great Grandson: Gauge Pack of Smithville; Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral Services will be Tuesday at 4:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Monday 4:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until time of the service at 4:PM. Bro. Mike Neal will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Keltonburg United Methodist Church in her honor. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Lee Lawrence

Apr 20 2014

45 year old Michael Lee Lawrence of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was the son of the late Frank and Emogene Brazier Lawrence. He was a car detailer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 1 brother: Leonard Lane Lawrence; 1 Sister: Gloria Jean Lawrence; Niece: Mandy Gayle Winchester and Nephew: Greg (Fat Daddy) Lawrence. Survivors include: Wife: Lyndsey Moyers; Daughter: Dana Christiene Martin; Brothers: Frank Nelson and Ricky Andy Lawrence; Sister: Julie Lawrence Pulley; Sister-n-law: Shelby Lawrence; Brother-in-law: Bobby Pulley; Nieces: Nina Lawrence Cantrell, Scarlett Lawrence, Sherrie Bluhm, Melissa Jean Petty, Donna Sue Estes, Dana Lawrence Kennedy, Cindy Lawrence Young and Little Lisa Foster; Nephews: Christopher Lee Lawrence, Phillip Lawrence. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation with the family will begin at 1:PM. In lieu of flowers family asked that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Claymond Odean Myers

Apr 19 2014

67 year old Claymond Odean Myers of McMinnville died Friday morning at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville. He was the son of the late Johnny B. and Florance Estil Campbell Myers. He was retired from A.O. Smith and a member of the Church of God. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by 1 Brother: Coey Myers. Funeral Services will be held 3:PM Monday April 21, 2014 at the North Hills Church of God of Prophecy in McMinnville with Bro. Michael Harris officiating and burial to follow in the Pike Hill Cemetery in McMinnville. Visitation with the Myers Family will be Monday from 10:AM until 12:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and 1:PM until 3:PM at the North Hills Church of God of Prophecy in McMinnville. Survivors include wife: Bernita Myers of McMinnville; 3 Sons: Wayne (Janet) Myers of Whitwell, Tn., Clay (Julie) Myers and Joey (Kelly) Myers all of Smithville; Daughter: Cindy (Mike) Dogman of South Pitsburg, TN.; 1 Brother: Raymond Myers of McMinnville; 1 Sister: Betty Myers Bond of McMinnville; Daniel McKinney and 12 Grandchildren also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Dwayne Presley

Apr 15 2014

55 year old Robert Dwayne Presley of McMinnville died Tuesday at his residence. He was a member of the People's Pentecostal Church in Smithville. He was also a former repairman at Kings Cotton. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Thomas Hewell and Timothy Simmons will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Jewell Presley and a sister, Patsy Ann Rachael. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Presley of McMinnville. Parents, Robert and Eula Presley of McMinnville. Three children, Raygan Presley, Richard and wife Pam Presley, and Ryan and wife Amber Presley all of McMinnville. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and husband James Brown of Sparta, Jackie and husband Larry Worley of North Carolina, Glenda and husband Thomas Theiss of McMinnville, Evie and husband Jeffrey Miller of Ohio, Pam and husband Timothy Corey of Smithville, Teresa and husband Timothy Simmons of Illinois, and Babbie and husband Byron Crawford of Mosheim, Tennessee. Eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Robert's memory to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with the family's burial expenses.

Jacob "Jake" Piatt, Jr.

Apr 14 2014

65 year old Jacob "Jake" Piatt, Jr. of the Cove Hollow Community of DeKalb County died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Long Branch Community Church and a maintenance worker with the City of Smithville. A memorial service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Miller will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacob Wykoff, Sr. and Martha Piatt, He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law. Martha and Larry Daughtrey of Nashville. A niece, Carrie Daughtrey of Nashville. A cousin, Nelson Vaughan of Chatham, New Jersey. Special friends and family of the City of Smithville and the Long Branch Community Church. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Long Branch Community Church.

Pamela Williams

Apr 14 2014

67 year old Pamela Williams of Smithville died Saturday night at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was the daughter of the late John O'Hern and Flora Beagley Hinkle. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include 2 daughters: Tammy Williams Speakman of Beech Grove, Tn., Cindy Williams (Doyle) Flarity of Smithville; 2 Grandchildren: Savanna Speakman and Aspen Flarity; Brother: Tom (Barbara) Meadows of Smithville; Nephew: William (Angie) Meadows of Smithville; Great Niece and Nephew: Stephanie and Brandon Rackley; Niece and Nephew: Brianna and Aaron Meadows. Ms. Williams request was to be cremated. No services will be held. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Annie Lee Taylor

Apr 14 2014

88 year old Annie Lee Taylor of Smithville died Saturday afternoon at her residence. Ms. Taylor was born January 27, 1926 to her parents, the late Benjamin Franklin and Emma P. Thomason Wilkins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Taylor; 2 children, Sally Judkins and Linda Sue Summers; 3 sons-in-law, Aaron Pedigo, Don Judkins, Bill Phillips; 10 brothers and sisters, George Wilkins, Laura Brymer, Bill Wilkins, Brunetta Berzins, Joe Wilkins, Mount Wilkins, Dollie Watson, Beulah Wilkins, Jessie Holcomb, Lonnie Wilkins; 1 great-grandchild, Star Lindsey Palamo. She was a Homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include 2 children, Freeda Phillips of Dowelltown, Ray (Teresa) Robinson of Smithville; son-in-law, Bobby Summers of Smithville; 10 grandchildren, David Pedigo, Brenda Dildine, Cheryl Perkins, Samantha Baines, Becky Atnip, Richard Summers, Susan Lanier, Diane Summers, Linda Gail Oliver, Cindy Thomas; sister, Nonnie (Larry) Smith of Iowa; 2 sisters-in-law, Rena Wilkins of Alabama and Marie Wilkins of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 2PM Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Keith Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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