Obituaries

Amy Miller

Oct 27 2013

31 year old Amy Miller of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was an accountant with Shiroki North America and a member of the Long Branch Community Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Miller and Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Josh Miller. Two daughters, Addison and Lilly Miller; parents, Renea and Jeff Cantrell; a brother, Tyler Cantrell and Caroline Carter; a sister, Taylor Cantrell and Dylan Freeny; and her father, Greg Napier all of Smithville. Her father and mother-in-law, Mark and Melinda Miller of Liberty. Grandparents, David and Ivadell Randolph, Don and Nelta Cantrell, and Donna Napier. Special friend, Holly Anderson of Smithville and several aunts, uncles, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Addison and Lilly Miller Scholarship fund, the Lighthouse Christian Camp, and Relay for Life.

Jeffrey Welch Miller

Oct 24 2013

Jeffrey Welch Miller, 22, of Forest, Va., died of brain cancer on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Jeff was the son of Teresa and Tripp Wray of Forest, and the late Tom Miller of Smithville, Tenn. and Gail Miller of Dowelltown, Tenn.
Along with his parents, Jeff is survived by his brother Douglas Dickerson of Forest, Va.; his sister Jessica Miller of Nashville, Tenn.; grandmother Pauline Welch of Stuart, Fla.; grandfather Charles Miller of Cookeville, Tenn.; stepsister January Agee of Liberty, Tenn.; stepbrothers Billy Zaderiko of Smithville, Tenn., and Jesse Zaderiko of Florida; and many more cherished family and friends.

Jeff was blessed with a poet’s creative mind and an athlete’s confident stride. Throughout his illness, as throughout his life, he touched us all with his strength, sensitivity, and wit. He will be deeply missed by us all.

A memorial celebration is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, at Salem Baptist Church in Liberty with a reception to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centra Hospice, 2097 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501.

This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Charles Earl West

Oct 23 2013

58 year old Charles Earl West of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He served in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne. West, a Baptist, was also disabled. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Owens and Jackie Pettrey will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. West was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Adell and Mattie Bell West; a brother, T.L. West; and a sister, Mary West Carpenter. Survivors include three children, Sarah and husband Billy Fuson, Ashley West, and Waylon West all of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Brooklyn and Aubree Fuson and Aiden West all of Smithville. Three brothers, Allen E. West of Angelton, Texas, David B. West of Eustis, Florida, and Donnie R. West of Auburntown. Two sisters, Martha Carter of Sorento, Florida and Tina Bergman of Deland, Florida. A host of nieces, nephews, and friends all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joshua Maston Owens

Oct 21 2013
Joshua Maston Owens

24 year old Joshua Maston Owens of Alexandria died Friday in a Rutherford County auto accident. He was a Comcast Cable Tech employee and a member of the Fort Apache Riders Club/Twisted Grip. Born in Ocala, Florida, he was affiliated with the New Vision Baptist Church and the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. The funeral will be Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until 5:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. The body will then be taken to the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria for the service at 6:00 p.m. Ben Simpson and Russell Vickers will officiate. Owens is survived by his wife, Kayla Owens. Parents, Robert Nassivera and Kerri Owens. Grandparents, Loretta and Steve Coleman, Mike G. Owens, Linda Williams, and Bill Williams. Mother-In-Law, Roxie Martin. Father-in-law, Charles Hubbard, Jr. Aunts and uncles, Sherri Owens, Mike Owens, Alisha Moore, Doug Owens, Tammy Evensen, Shelia Rowe, and Judy and Brad Askew. Step great grandmother, Ruth Grider. Great aunt, Luci and husband Pete McDonnell. Sister-in-law, Taylor Martin. Niece, Madison Askew. Cousins, Amanda, Chelsie Livsey, Ashley Owens, Chuck, Donny, Sami, Bridgette, Brandy, Tia, Gage, Eli, Kyle, Zowie, Alex, Emily, Hana, Tina, and many more cousins, family, and friends. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to Anderson Funeral Home to help the family with expenses.

Raymond Ferrell

Oct 21 2013

84 year old Raymond Ferrell of Spencer died Saturday at NHC of Sparta. He was a nurseryman and a member of the Sink Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dwight Rackley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Ferrell was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Vella Young Ferrell; seven brothers, Tom, Ben, Joe, Jimmy, Paul, Troy, and J.D. Ferrell; and a sister, Gladys Earls. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Goldie Ferrell of Spencer. Eleven children, Lawrence Ralph of Spencer, David Ferrell of McMinnville, Sue and Ron Dolberry of Smithville, Raymond Ferrell and Alberta Garrett of Rock Island, Ricky Ferrell and Connie Hollon of McMinnville, Virgil and Alvina Ferrell of Morrison, James and Susan Ferrell of Viola, Gary Ferrell and Renee Cummings of McMinnville, Gladys and Robert Johnson of Columbia, Melissa Key, and Nolan Foster of Rock Island, and Bradley Ferrell of Spencer. Thirty eight grandchildren, sixty eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; and one brother, Johnny Ferrell of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenny (Skinman) Stewart

Oct 17 2013

McMinnville native and resident, 54 year old Kenny (Skinman) Stewart died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a sudden illness.

He attended The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Tennessee Tech University. He was past owner of Eastside Market and Tas-T-O Donuts, as well as a past driver with Averitt Express. He was a member of Charles Creek The Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father Paul Jennings Stewart, paternal grandparents Hobert and Pauline Stewart, and maternal grandparents Eston and Venie Cope.

Survivors include his beloved mother Inez Stewart, sisters Elaine (Bob) Alsup and Annette Stewart all of McMinnville, TN, brother Danny Paul (Lynette) Stewart of Chattanooga, TN, nieces Paula (Terry) Wanamaker, Alison Cummins, Jennifer (Justin) Boyd, Kirby (Wes) Williams, and Regan Stewart, a nephew Ramsey Stewart, great-nieces and nephews Salem & Carter J. Wanamaker, Arden & Channing Cummins, Mylie & Lilla Boyd, and Connor & Kate Williams, aunts and uncles Sid & Sophie Stewart and Mattie Sue Vaughn and many beloved cousins.

Funeral service will be 1 P.M. Saturday, October 19, 2013, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Nick Pelham and Elder Darrell Cantrell will officiate. Interment will follow at New Union Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Stewart Family will receive friends Friday from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. and again Saturday from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. at McMinnville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Diabetes Association.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Norma Jean Crymes

Oct 17 2013

74 year old Norma Jean Crymes of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Pentecostal and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Rodger Thaxton will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer T and Ura C. Wilson Keller and a brother, Homer Thomas Keller. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Roy Crymes of Smithville. Three children, Kathy Matthews of Goodlettsville, Billy Crymes of Smithville, and Penny Arnold of Dickson. Three grandchildren, Leslie Kopischke, Haven Matthews, and Peyton Arnold. Sisters, Barbara Williams of Madison, Margret Allen of Lyles, and Judy Hix of Hendersonville. A sister-in-law, Charlene Keller of Goodlettsville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Casandra Cooper

Oct 17 2013

66 year old Casandra Cooper of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a retired nurse and a member of the Faith Chapel Church. The family has chosen direct cremation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Cooper was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Martha Hollis Stewart; sisters, Marsha Schmit and Pearlie Schmit; and a brother, Verdie Stewart. Survivors include her husband, Doug Cooper of Smithville. Step-sons, Tim Cooper of Hendersonville and Andy Cooper of Springfield. One sister, Cynthia Reed of Charlotte, Tennessee. Three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Faith Chapel Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Glynn Roy Love

Oct 15 2013

81 year old Glynn Roy Love of Smithville died Monday night at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. He was a retired cabinet maker and a member of the Indian Mound The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Johnny Adcock and Frank Randolph will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Connie Bain Love. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janie Raymond Love of Smithville along with several cousins and friends. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that NO food or LIVE flowers be brought or sent to the funeral home.

Phillip Hale

Oct 15 2013

78 year old Phillip Hale of the Pea Ridge Community died Sunday night at his residence. He was a retired construction worker and farmer and he attended the Mt. Moriah The Baptist Church. A graveside service and burial will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Hale Cemetery in the Pea Ridge Community. Leonard Herman will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at which time Mr. Hale's remains will be taken to the cemetery. Hale was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Edgar and Clara Lee Sissom Hale; his wife of 56 years, Betty Sue Keith Hale; and brothers, Roy, Carl, and Robert Cook. Survivors include his children, Patricia Beth Strode, Amy Linda Mathis, Phillip Mark and wife Mary Elizabeth Hale and Tracy Lee and husband Randel Knowles. Eight grandchildren, Sarah Thomas, Jarrad and wife Jamie Mathis, Jessica and husband Andy Pack, Megan Anne Strode, Sabrina and husband Jordan Melton, Mary Beth Strode, Lucas Knowles, and Clara Knowles. Five great grandchildren, Samantha Mathis, Ella Pack, Willie Mathis, Ava Pack, and Miles Strode. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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