Obituaries

Calvin Davis

Mar 8 2013

90 year old Calvin Davis of Liberty died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah The Baptist Church and he was a retired construction worker and farmer. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tim Pelham and Tim Pack will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Hassie Pearl Davis; and three sisters, Nancy Bain, Eastie Bain, Willie Bandy, and Louise Ramsey. Survivors include his wife of 68 years Rosa Lee Davis of Liberty. Four sons, Van and wife Mary Davis of Smithville, Donnie and wife Genrose Davis of Liberty, Mike and wife Elaine Davis of Liberty, and Tim and wife Jo Ann Davis of Pea Ridge. Eight grandchildren, Vanessa and Anthony Pelham of McMinnville, Amy Davis of Pea Ridge, Jana and Patrick Crook of Alexandria, Alayna and Bill Fowler of Liberty, Amanda Lane Davis of Murfreesboro, Courtney Davis and fiance Mikey O'Conner of Liberty, and Brandon and Ethan Davis both of Pea Ridge. Three great grandchildren, Clayton, Summer, and Autumn Crook. Half-sister, Gertrude Jones of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Mt. Moriah The Baptist Church or to the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, in lieu of flowers.

Alfred Landon Hale

Mar 8 2013

76 year old Alfred Landon Hale of Smithville died Thursday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a retired self employed landscaper and a member of the Open Word Tabernacle. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Sam Kinzer will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Ararat Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Lealh Hale and nine brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife Nell Hale and one son, Allan and wife Sonya Hale all of Smithville. One grandchild, Ashley Craddock of Murfreesboro and two sisters, Thelma Mooneyham and Elsie Miller of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sammie Edwin Malone

Mar 8 2013

85 year old Sammie Edwin Malone of the Temperance Hall Community died Thursday at NHC HealthCare Center. He was a farmer. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Yancey and Allie Claro Page Malone. He is survived by a sister, Argie Lamberson of the Temperance Hall Community and several cousins. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Darice Elaine Cantrell

Mar 8 2013

51 year old Darice Elaine Cantrell of Smithville died Wednesday at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marie Taylor Melton and husband, Sean Cantrell. Survivors include three sons, J.W. and Kasey Cantrell of Louisiana; Steven Cantrell of Oak Ridge; and Josh Melton of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Sean, Peyton, and Baley Cantrell of Louisiana; and father, J.C. Hill of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lou Verna Redmon

Mar 7 2013

91 year old Lou Verna Redmon of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount View The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dennis Wood and Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshal Andrew and Elmer Belle Jones West; her husband, J.P. "Dock" Redmon; a grandson, Kyle Robinson; two brothers, Myrtis and Edwin West; and four sisters, Ida Margie Jones, Ruth Melton, Vilda Young, and Frances Pirtle. Survivors include three children, David and wife Patricia Redmon of Smithville. Linda and husband Jimmy Crawford of Smithville, and Donnie and wife Cindy Redmon of McMinnville. Seven grandchildren, Kim Taylor, Mark Robinson, Kevin Robinson, Amy Seber, Amanda McCracken, John Redmon, and Andrew Redmon. Four great grandchildren, Tre Taylor, Kirstie Taylor, Elizabeth Seber, and Maggie Robinson. Two sisters, Helen Raymond of Smithville and Jo Ann Smithson of McMinnville. Brother-In-Law, Don Redmon of Smithville. Special caregivers Jean Bailey and Wilma Redmon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Joyce Louise Fann Young

Mar 6 2013

76 year old Joyce Louise Fann Young of McMinnville died Wednesday at her daughter’s residence in Dowelltown. She was born May 15, 1936, in Muncie, Indiana, was a former employee of Wal-Mart, and was of the Baptist faith. Joyce was preceded in death by her mother Doris Cronin Orsborn and her husbands Billy Fann and Herman E. Young.

Survivors include her children Mark (Jo Ann) Fann and Terry (Gina) Fann all of McMinnville, TN, Vicki (Webb) Jeffries, Dowelltown, TN, Kevin Fann, Port Saint Loucie, FL, Pat Fann, McMinnville, TN, and Christopher Fann, Baxter, TN. 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral service is 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 08, 2013, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tyree Smith will officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Friday from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Jerry E. Wright

Mar 6 2013

63 year old Jerry E. Wright of Smithville died early Wednesday morning at NHC of Smithville. He was a Baptist and a retired truck driver with IMI. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Aubrey and Lear Wright and a sister, Linda Wright. Survivors include two daughters, Kristie Davis and Jammie Wright of Lebanon. Three grandchildren, Gregory Davis, Jacob Davis, and Alissa Wright; and one great grandchild, Kaden Davis all of Lebanon. Two brothers, Aubrey and wife Jo Wright of Smithville and Clancy Wright of Tiptonville. Two sisters, Eva Dean and husband James Kennedy of Gallatin and Judy Wright of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. The family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rufus Ed Kelley

Mar 5 2013

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.

Elizabeth Ollie Shelby

Mar 3 2013

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.

Dorothy Jean Underhill

Mar 3 2013

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.

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