Obituaries

John Charles Deck, Jr.

Oct 22 2015

41 year old John Charles Deck, Jr. of Dowelltown died Wednesday at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a Baptist and a self employed contractor. He is survived by a daughter, Emily Grace Deck of Murfreesboro and mother, Barbara Weaver Deck of Dowelltown. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

Joyce Ann Butler

Oct 22 2015

81 year old Joyce Ann Butler of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a housewife and a Presbyterian. The family has chosen direct cremation. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Anna Mae Simmons; a son, Fred Loucks, and husband John Loucks. Survivors include her children, Michael, Laurie, Neal, Paula, and Wayne of Smithville, Keith of Greenville, Tennessee, Michelle, Kathy, Sherry, and John of New York. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation

Geneva Louise Looney

Oct 21 2015

84 year old Geneva Louise Looney of Sparta died Tuesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a Free Will Baptist and a retired waitress at Hillcrest Restaurant. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jordan Looney and Paul Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the funeral at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Looney and parents, Marion and Clayta Cashdollar Hudgens. Survivors include two sons, Dale and wife Talitha Looney of Sparta and Donald and wife Angie Looney of Smithville. One daughter, Gail and husband Denny Young of McMinnville. Six grandchildren, Katelyn Looney of Sparta, Jordan and Scarlett Looney of California, Brooklyn and Aaron Shirah of Smithville, Heather and Adam Poole of McMinnville, Misty Shehane of Smithville and Josh and Stephanie Young of McMinnville. Nine great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has requested donations please be made to Johnson Chapel Cemetery Fund.

Debra Yulonda Fuson

Oct 14 2015

63 year old Debra Yulonda Fuson of Smithville died Wednesday night at NHC of Smithville. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Brannon will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Fuson was preceded in death by her father, J.D. Fuson and step-father Claude Randall, Jr. Survivors include her mother, Lois Randall of Smithville. Four aunts, JoDean Redmon and Jeanette Smithson both of Smithville, Norene Anderson of Sparta and Juanita Redmon of Michigan. Uncle, Mack Redmon of Murfreesboro. Several cousins also survive and special caregivers, Larry and wife Gayle Redmon of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Debra.

Charles Landon Martin

Oct 14 2015

Charles Landon Martin, age 75, of New Palestine, Indiana went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Community Hospital East. He was born on December 31, 1939 in DeKalb County, TN as the son of Dewey and Nina (Dale) Martin. He graduated from Liberty High School. Charles married Helen (Crawford) on September 20, 1957 in DeKalb County, TN.

He worked for Ford for 42 years before retiring in 2002. Mr. Martin was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was devoted to God, his family, grandchildren and his church.

Charles is survived by his loving wife, Helen Martin of New Palestine; daughters, Teresa (Robert) Stout and Patricia (Jerry) Duncan both of New Palestine; five grandchildren, James Stout, Katrina Held, Andrew Stout, Chad Duncan and Maci Duncan; six great-grandchildren, Kimber, Jake, Josh, Alison, Aubrie and Natalie; sisters, Marie Stephens of Chattanooga, TN and Helen Swan of Lenoir City, TN; and brother, Royce Martin of Smithville, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Nina (Dale) Martin; three sisters; and one brother.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. until
8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at
10:00 a.m., also at the mortuary. Pastor Roger Kinion will be officiating.
Burial will follow at New Palestine Cemetery in New Palestine.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent directly to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Calvary Baptist Church, 1450 W. Main Street, Greenfield, IN 46140 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary. Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to sympathy@erleweinmortuary.com.

Elder Howard E. Hooper

Oct 14 2015

Elder Howard E. Hooper age 86 of Rock Island, TN, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 14, 2015, with family by his side at home. He was born September 07, 1929, in DeKalb County, TN, retired after a 29 year career with Century Electric, was ordained as a The Baptist minister in 1962 and pastored Pilgram, Newtown, Mt. View, Spring Hill, New Hope, Spring Creek, and Spring Street The Baptist Churches. Brother Hooper was preceded in death by his parents Sam and Hassie Young, daughter Rhonda Hooper, a son Billy Hooper, and a brother Aaron Hooper.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years Alma Ruth Cannon Hooper, daughters Kathy (Norman) Atnip and Donna Hooper, grandchildren Monica and Brian Newsome, Lynn and James Jones, Leslie Reynolds, Jerimey and Dana Apple, Jamie and Sam Copley, Jason Apple, and Mandy May, great-grandchildren Jacob Ballew, Ashley Ballew, Skyland Beecham, Sophia Ashburn, Christopher Apple, Aaron and Lauren Duggin, Rosa Alvarado, Conner Jernigan, Peyton Potvin, Cheyenne Newsome, Harley Newsome, Tori Reynolds, Jem Reynolds, Kloe Reynolds, John Reynolds, Matthew West, Tinsley West, Clayton Jones, Kelsey and Tillman West, sister Jimmie Johnson, and sister-in-law Lucille Hooper.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Newtown The Baptist Church. Elder James Wright and Elder Cody Holman will officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. The Hooper Family will receive friends Thursday from 3 P.M. until 9 P.M. and Friday from 11 A.M. until 9 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. On Saturday visitation will be at Newtown The Baptist Church, 2330 Shelbyville Rd., McMinnville, TN 37110. The church phone number is 931-668-2300. There will be no visitation Saturday at the funeral home as family and friends will meet at the church.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rickey Lynn DeVault

Oct 14 2015

Rickey Lynn DeVault age 58 of Dowelltown passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at his residence. He was a Baptist and was a former employee with the City of Smithville Water Department. Rickey was preceded in death by 1 daughter-in-law, Kim Curtis DeVault; 4 brothers, Tony DeVault, Larry Ferrell, Gary Ferrell and Charles Ferrell. He is survived by 4 children, Mackie (Shannon) Pollard of Hickman, Johnny DeVault of Smithville, Carrie (Ryan) Lyons of Smithville and Samantha DeVault of Smithville; 1 step-daughter, Marina Cornette of Smithville; 13 grandchildren; mother, Opal Atnip of Smithville; father, Mack (Louise) Harris of Spring City; 5 brothers, Scott Ferrell, Terry Ferrell, Chris Ferrell and Jeff Ferrell all of Smithville and Wayne Ferrell of Manchester. Rickey's request was to be cremated and a memorial service will be held 6:00PM Thursday, October 15, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 6:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Elizabeth Cantrell Priest

Oct 12 2015

Mary Elizabeth Cantrell Priest age 85 a native of Smithville passed away Friday morning, October 9, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center in Algood. She was born August 20, 1930 to her parents, the late Hubert Aaron and Maggie Mae Messic Cantrell. Inaddition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 husbands, Gentry Ed Cantrell and Bill Priest; 2 sons, Eddie "Buck" Cantrell and Rickey Lynn Cantrell; two brothers, Herbert Cantrell, Jr. and J.M. Cantrell; 1 grandson, Terry Layne Cantrell. Mary was a Methodist and a homemaker. Survivors include 2 daughters, Peggy (Phillip) Stewart of Smithville and Barbara Farmer of Smyrna; 7 grandchildren, Sundi Blanchard, Salana Letsinger, Brian (Cindy) Young, Joe (Tina) Young, Letitia Cantrell Jones, Zeek Cantrell, Brooke Cantrell; 3 great-grandchildren, Alanna (Brandon) Jones, Spencer Letsinger, Brittany Letsinger; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Brandon Jones, III, Addison Jones; 1 sister, Bessie Delene Webb of Smithville; 1 special nephew, Kyle Cantrell; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Jean Cantrell, Lillian (Brownie) Tittsworth, Louise Cantrell and Ruth Cantrell all of Smithville, Lois (J.E.) Gay, Judy (Ronnie) Cantrell both of McMinnville; a host of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 3:PM until 9:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Toys for Tots & Adopt a Family, Ronald McDonald House or the Dementia and Mental Health Research. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Katherine Saddler

Oct 9 2015

Katherine Saddler age 68 of the Prosperity Community, died Friday morning, Oct. 9, 2015 at her residence. She was born Aug. 18, 1947 in Woodbury, TN, daughter of the late Wiley Grey Melton and Leona Bell Melton and was preceded in death by a sister, Delores Morris and brothers, John and Bobby Melton. Katherine was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church and a graduate of Auburntown High School. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Dwight Saddler; sons, Eric (Beth) Saddler and Jared (Nikki) Saddler; grandchildren, Evan and Ella Saddler, Izabella, Lexie, Jake and Jack Saddler all of Auburntown; sister, Patsy Reeder of Watertown; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Bro. Thurman Seber and Bro. David Moody officiating. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. till service time Sunday. Interment at Prosperity Cemetery.

Anna Ruth Barnes

Oct 9 2015

Ms. Anna Ruth Barnes age 88 of McMinnville passed away Thursday afternoon, October 8, 2015 at her residence. She was born August 22, 1927 to her parents, the late Taylor and Ella West Russell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A.B. Barnes, 2 sons, Leverne Barnes and Twain Barnes; sister, Louvella Jones; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leon and Ann Barnes. Ms. Anna Ruth was a faithful member of Mt. Hope The Baptist Church of Christ and was retired from Century/Magnetek. Survivors include 1 daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Billy Ross Rankhorn of McMinnville; 1 daughter-in-law, Janis Stewart Barnes of McMinnville; 2 grandchildren, Jonathan Stewart Barnes and Ashley Chantell (Corey) Kennedy; 1 great-granddaughter, Anna Lynn Kennedy; 2 brothers, Gene (Mava) Russell and Tom (Audrey) Russell both of McMinnville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 PM Sunday, October 11, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Frank Randolph, Dwight Knowles, Garry McBride and Chuck Overton officiating and burial to follow in Jefferson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 5:30 PM until 8:PM, Saturday 10:AM until 8:PM and Sunday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:30 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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