Obituaries

Robert Randy Barrett

May 8 2012

58 year old Robert Randy Barrett of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The family has chosen direct cremation. Survivors include two nieces, Selesa Cantrell and Pamela Jean Neal of Smithville. Three nephews, Lee Barrett of Mont Eagle, Shayne Barrett of Lebanon, and James Alton Barrett, Jr. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Geneva Hale Davis

May 7 2012

87 year old Geneva Hale Davis of Watertown died Monday at University Medical Center. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama, daughter of the late William Thomas and Ethel Ray Arnold. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Clarence Edward Hale and Burley Davis; daughters, Joyce Hill and Judy Hasan-Gammons; grandson, Brian Mchaffa; sister, Ruby Beatrice Cantrell and brother, Clifford Arnold. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Billy Hale and Roger Grisham will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.. Survivors include daughters, Cathy and husband James Roy Baker of Gallatin and Brenda and husband Michael Gay of Elmwood. A son, Tommy and wife Ella Rhea Hale of Watertown. Grandchildren, Misty and husband Joe Dangerfield, Crystal and husband Bart Howell, Scott and Curt Baker, Jeremy and wife Ashley Mahaffa, Matthew Hasan-Gammons, Billy Joe Arnold, Sr., Gregory Lynn Arnold, and Brenda Robinson. Eighteen great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren. A son-in-law, Sam Gammons of Watertown. Brothers, Freddie Ray and wife Faye Arnold of Morrison and Harvey Vernon and wife Janiz Arnold of Thomasville, Georgia. Nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Violet Marie Fuson

May 5 2012

91 year old Violet Marie Fuson of Smithville died Friday night at her residence. She was a retired Director of Pharmacy at St. Thomas Hospital where she served for 30 years. She was also active with the American Cancer Society, United Methodist Women, and the Eastern Star. The funeral will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Jacobs Pillar United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Royce Martin will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Monday from noon until the time of the service at 4:00 p.m. at the Jacobs Pillar United Methodist Church. Fuson was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Leonidas and Allie Pearl Redmon Fuson. Two sisters, Peggy Fuson Palmer and Eulalia Annebell Fuson Cobb Vaughn. Survivors include seven nephews, Carlee Conway Cobb of Redwood City, California; Luther Fuson Cobb of Arcata, California; Lewis Latane Cobb of Jackson, Tennessee; James Edward Cobb of Salt Lake City, Utah; David Redmon Cobb of Indianapolis, Indiana; John Winston Cobb of Knoxville, and John Anderson Palmer III of Gainesville, Florida. One niece, Janna Marie Palmer Reid of Santa Clara, California. Ninteen great nieces and nephews and three great great nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Regina Donnette Donnell

44 year old Regina Donnette Donnell of Liberty died Wednesday at her mother's residence in Watertown. A receptionist, she was born in Harriman. Donnell was a graduate of Roane County High School in Harriman. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Steve Mayle and David Harmon will officiate and burial will be in the Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Donnell of Liberty. Daughters, Amanda Nicole Price of Smithville and Sarah Elizabeth Price of Clarksville. Step-daughters, Amanda Marie Payne of Watertown and Julie Lynn Amos of Chattanooga. A step-grandson, Arron Jeremiah Payne. Her mother, Linda and husband Bill Jewell of Watertown. Her father, Dallas and wife Wanda Clark of Smithville. A brother, Rodney and wife Sonya Clark of Smithville. Aunts, uncles, and cousins survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to New Leash on Life, P.O. Box 247, Lebanon, TN. 37088 or to Sherry's Run, P.O. Box 8, Lebanon, 37088.

Hobert Linnear, Sr.

May 2 2012

82 year old Hobert Linnear, Sr. of Watertown died Tuesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Born in Wilson County, he was a farmer. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home at Watertown. Charlie Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Jennings Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Linnear was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Tittle Linnear; a son, Hobert Linnear, Jr.; his parents, Claude and Nora Frances Lanier; a sister, Mary Tarpley; and brothers, David and James Lanier. Survivors include daughters, Ruth Ann and husband Charlie Lawson of Smithville and Brenda and husband J.R. Estes Linnear of Brush Creek. Twelve grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren. A sister, Nelda Walker of Smithville and Dovie Lanier of Red Boiling Springs. Nieces and nephews survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Juanita Argue

May 2 2012

90 year old Elizabeth Juanita Argue of Roseville, Michigan died Friday, January 27 in Michigan. She was born in New Middleton, the daughter of the late Adron and Bessie Vaden Hickey. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles Leonard Argue; a daughter, Manetta M. Argue-Raab, and brothers, David A. Hickey, Jr. and James Ray Hickey. Survivors include a sister, Frances Garrison of Alexandria and granddaughter, Elizabeth Gersabeck and her husband Greg of Michigan. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Alexandria United Methodist Church with Pastor Betty Proctor-Bjorgo officiating. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Fowler "Stoney" Ramsey

May 1 2012

45 year old Fowler "Stoney" Ramsey of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He worked in the past as a welder at Tenneco Automotive. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Al Mahan will officiate and burial will be in the Boma Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Ramsey was preceded in death by his parents, Fowler and Anna Bell Ramsey; a son, Barry Lee Stone Ramsey; and a sister, Kathy Marie Bilbrey. Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Lynn Madwell and a grandchild, Larissa Page both of Baxter. A sister, Janie and husband Ricky Fults of Liberty. Faithful companion, Samanda Armour of Smithville. Two nieces, Virginia and husband Robert Oaks of Centertown and Michaela Murphy and Cody Bilbrey of Smithville. Two nephews, Brandon Maynard and Jessica Brown of Brush Creek and Wesley Fults and Shannon Stembridge of Liberty. Close friend, Terry Maynard of Nashville. Four great nephews and two great nieces. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Alive Hospice.

Mellisa Boren Lassiter

May 1 2012

45 year old Mellisa Boren Lassiter of McMinnville died Monday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a member of the Church of Christ and a homemaker. A graveside service will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount View Cemetery in McMinnville. No visitation will be held at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her father, George Boren. Survivors include her children, Crystal Holland and Jonathan Cantrell of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Jasmine, Abigail, and Angel Holland, Jaiden and Isabella Cantrell; her mother, Judy Boren of McMinnville. Brothers, Marcus and Greg Boren and a sister, Susan Lehman. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Landon Maxray Myers-Gomar

May 1 2012

Landon Maxray Myers-Gomar, the infant son of Courtney Myers and Austin Gomar of McMinnville, was born and died Friday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. The family attended the New Beginnings Church as well as the Centertown Methodist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Satterfield and Michael Hillis will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Centertown. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. The child was preceded in death by great grandparents, Willie Mae and Chester Myers and Billy Elliott and great great grandfather, Hoyte Leon Neal. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by grandparents, Bobby and wife Misty Myers, Bobby and wife Monica Davenport and Tony Brakeall all of McMinnville. Great grandparents, Norma Neal of Smithville and Herbert and wife Brenda Hobbs of McMinnville. Great great grandmother, Evie Sue Walker of Smithville. Three aunts, Stephanie and Kayla Myers both of McMinnville and Brittany Brakeall of Smithville. Three uncles, David and wife Keisha Myers, Riley Priest, and Tyger Davenport all of McMinnville. Several cousins and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be given to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

L.C. Vandergriff

Apr 28 2012

92 year old L.C. Vandergriff of Watertown died Friday at his residence. He was a U.S. Army World War II Veteran and Prisoner of War, a carpenter, and and a member of the Watertown First United Methodist Church. He was born in DeKalb County. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home. Rodger McCann will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lessie Vandergriff and Mary Elizabeth Norton Vandergriff; sisters, Mary Barrett and Gertie Keaton; and a brother, Floyd Vandergriff. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Louise Ellis Vandergriff of Watertown. A niece, Betty and her husband Gary Mullican of Lebanon. A nephew, Gene Vandergriff of Nashville. A great nephew, Donald and wife Cynthia Mullican of Lebanon. Two great great nephews, Jonathan and Matthew Mullican. Sisters-in-Law, Effie Lee Ellis of Smithville and Flora Ellis of Smyrna. Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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