Obituaries

Roy Moss, Sr.

Feb 11 2018

85 year old Roy Moss, Sr. of Mount Juliet passed away Friday at Tri Star Summit in Nashville. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired Electrician for Aladdin Industries. A graveside service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Dan Gulley will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lennox and Dora Moss and a grandson, Dustin Lee Moss. Survivors include a son, Roy Moss, Jr. and wife Debbie Moss; granddaughter, Theresa Moss, and four great grandchildren, Corey and William Moss all of Hermitage, Caylee Hirsbrunner of Mount Juliet and McKenzie Mobley of Elizabethtown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mark Eugene West

Feb 8 2018

62 year old Mark Eugene West of Alexandria died Tuesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a carpenter, Baptist, and a U.S. Army veteran. A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Elzie West; maternal grandparents, Harry and Mary Bankston; his paternal grandparents, Bryan and Lillie West. Survivors include his mother, Jeanette West of Alexandria. Sons, Jared West and Jason Melton. Brothers, Lyle Matthew and Jan West of South Bend, Indiana and Brian and Julie West of Bell Buckle. Aunt, Carlis Brooks. Uncles, Gary Bankston, Spurge Bankston, Darryl Bankston, and Wayne Bankston. Special cousin, Melody and Glynn Pedigo of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Anderson Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses

Shirley Ann (Magness) Pack

Feb 8 2018
Shirley Ann (Magness) Pack

Shirley Ann (Magness) Pack age 75 of Smithville was born August 10, 1942 to her parents, the late Austin and Christine Webb Magness, and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, February 7, 2018 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Ray Pack. Ann was a member of the Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church and a homemaker. She leaves to cherish her memories, daughter, Trena Donnette Pack and special friend Ronnie Mac Davis of Smithville; several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. Funeral services celebrating Ann's life will be held on 2 PM Saturday, February 10, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bernard Houk, Doyle Slager and Michael Hale officiating and entombment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 3 PM until 8 PM and Saturday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Donnette would like to express her appreciation to the Nurses and Staff of NHC HealthCare Center and Dr. Kevin Rhody for the love and care shown to Ann. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Marty Schuster

Feb 6 2018
Marty Schuster

94 year old Marty Schuster of Gainesboro passed away Tuesday at his residence. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, an avid gardener, hunter and fishermen who loved learning new things. He was also a retired maintenance employee with Alkali Chemical. A memorial graveside service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Ricky Arnold will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Katarina Schuster and wife Ruby Schuster. Survivors include three step-sons, Charles and Janet Young of Riddleton, Larry Young of Murfreesboro and Paul Young of Morrison. Sister, Marie Rusnak of Ohio and several nieces and nephews and special caregivers, Ken and Mary Denson. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Ervin Graham

Feb 5 2018
David Ervin Graham

David Ervin Graham age 70 of Alexandria, died Sunday morning, Feb. 4, 2018 at his residence. David was born March 9, 1947 in Big Sandy, WV, he was the son of the late Waldo and Goldie Harshine Graham. David was a mechanical engineer for 42 years and attended The Bridge Fellowship. He is survived by his wife, Denise Graham of Alexandria; children, Jenness (Alex) Schuhmann of Nashville, Stacey (Jason Wilson) Graham of Murfreesboro, Erik Kaseta of Savannah, GA; granddaughter, Autumn Irene Wilson; brothers, Waldo (Diane) Graham, Jr. of Ridge Creek WV and Thomas (Brenda) Graham of Boomer, WV. A celebration of David's life will held at Noon Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 at The Watertown Bridge Fellowship, 515 West Main St. at Watertown Middle School with T.J. Hewitt officiating. The family requests that flowers not be sent to the school, but memorials in David's name may be given to the charity of your choice. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Huses Memorial Cemetery in Fayetteville, WV. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME 615-237-9318

Jean Marie Brown McCormick

Feb 4 2018
Jean Marie Brown McCormick

59 year old Jean Marie Brown McCormick of Smithville passed away Saturday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a Christian and a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Margie Hammock Brown; siblings, John Ricky Brown, Carl Freeman, Lonnie Lee, Roscoe Jay, and Judy Brown. Survivors include sons, J.W. and Sarah Brown and B.J. and Trisha Brown. Daughter, Joanie and Tim Walker. Eight grandchildren, Lee and Trinity Brown, Richard, MaCayla, Allison and Landon Brown, and Javan and Kendall Walker all of Smithville. Father, J.B. Brown of Celina. Father of her children, Leonard McCormick. Special niece, Halea Brown. Sister, Dorothy and Gary Sanders. Brothers, David Bruce and Curtis Brown, Glen and Vonda Brown, Enoch (Hoss) and Holly Brown. Special friend Gidget Allen. Several other family members and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral arrangements.

Harold Dean Dawes

Feb 4 2018
Harold Dean Dawes

Harold Dean Dawes, age 79 of Smithville passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Alive Hospice House in Nashville. Mr. Dawes was retired from his position in Marketing and Sales at Middle Tennessee Natural Gas and attended Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. Mr. Dawes was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, Tennessee Southern Gas, The Eagles Club, and he was a Shriner. Funeral Services for Harold Dawes will be held in the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville, TN on Sunday, February 4, at 3:30pm with internment to follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Bill Robertson and Bro. Joel Wood officiating. Visitation with the Dawes family will be on Saturday from 7pm-9pm and on Sunday from 10am until the service time at 3:30pm. Mr. Dawes was preceded in death by his parents Rudolph and Daisy Mae Cothron Dawes, one daughter Linda Carol Wauford, and 2 brothers Ralph and Garrett Dawes. He is survived by his wife of 36 years Joel Dawes, 1 Daughter and son-in-law-Judy and Steve Merritt, 4 Sisters- Judy Coley, Betty Minchey, Kaye Sadler and her husband Phillip, Ruth Davis, 1 special sister-in-law- Audrey Dawes, 5 Grandchildren- Kim Shearin (Chris), Tiffanie Claiborne, Eric Barrett (Brandi), Christina Barnes, and Jamie Jackson. 16 Great Grandchildren, 2 Step Grandchildren-James Merritt (Melissa) and Terry Merritt. 6 Step Great Grandchildren, and 2 special friends-Mike & Faye Lamarca. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Dean Ervin

Jan 31 2018

77 year old Ruby Dean Ervin passed away January 12 at her son’s residence in Ardmore. A memorial service will be at the Indian Mound The Baptist Church on Indian Mound Road on Sunday, February 4 at 2:30 p.m. Jack Patterson will officiate..

Ruby was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle and worked as a garment factory employee for 30 years. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be sadly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson Cripps and Erma Cripps Dickens; brothers, Monroe Dickens and Ronnie Cripps; sister, Kay Cripps; and grandparents, Monroe and Willie Christian and Allen and Annie Cripps.

She is survived by two sons, Jason Ervin of Sparta and Michael (Iris) Ervin of Ardmore; daughter, Cookie Johnson of Sparta; sisters, Judy (Jack) Patterson of Smithville, Leigh Woodall of Smyrna; brother, Wilson Cripps, Jr. of Brush Creek; grandchildren, Tiffany (Robert) Patrick of Smithville, Travis Melton of Smithville, Breanna Ervin of Sparta, Jason James (Dakota) Ervin of Sparta, Alex and Bella Ervin of Ardmore; great-grandchildren, Topanga and Keirra Patrick, Mason and Wyatt Edwards, James Paul Ervin and baby to be born to the Melton family; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ardmore Funeral Home was in charge of the cremation.

Sally Ann Koblinsky

Jan 31 2018
Sally Ann Koblinsky

72 year old Sally Ann Koblinsky of Woodbury passed away Tuesday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. Sally was also an avid volunteer with the Baptist Children's Home of NC. She fostered many children throughout her lifetime. Sally loved her Lord and church. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Smithville . Chad Ramsey will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Friday at the First Baptist Church. Doors will open at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley Carmical and Clara Pearl Hanson and a sister, Susan Ruth Carmical. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Thomas W. Koblinsky of Woodbury. One daughter, Cynthia Ann and Michael Matthew Madden of Smyrna. One son, Robert D. and Patti Koblinsky of Nashville. One granddaughter, Marissa Lillian Madden of Smyrna. One sister, Joann Bowers of Virginia and a brother, Stanley Larry Carmichael of Virginia. The family has asked that no flowers be sent but to please make donations to the First Baptist Youth Group. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Walker

Jan 30 2018
Billy Walker

Mr. Billy Walker, age 68, of Watertown, TN, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018.

Billy was born October 24, 1949 in Lebanon, TN, son of the late William Gordon Walker and Grace Pearl Givan Walker. He graduated from Watertown High School in 1967 and later graduated from Hartsville Vocational School. Billy married LaVonne Washer on August 31, 1973. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Alexandria where he served as Deacon. Mr. Walker was a farmer.

Mr. Walker is survived by his Wife of 44 years; LaVonne Walker of Watertown, TN. Three Daughters; Julie (Kent) Beasley of Watertown, TN, Jill (Tim) Chappell of Watertown, TN, and Cindy (Kelsey) Evert of Watertown, TN. Sister; Helen Walker Edwards of Alexandria, TN. Grandchildren; Brady Chappell, Lola Klaire Chappell, Jack Walker Beasley, Ben Thomas Beasley, James William Evert, and Camille Evert. Mother-in-Law; Jo Doris Washer. Nephews; Steve Edwards and Tim Edwards and Niece; Angie Garrett.

Funeral Services for Mr. Walker are scheduled to be conducted from First Baptist Church, Alexandria on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1PM with Bro. Billie Friel officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation with the Walker family will be held at Avant Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2PM until 8PM and at First Baptist Church, Alexandria on Thursday from 11AM until the time of the service at 1PM.

In lieu of flowers, the Walker family requests memorials in Mr. Billy’s memory be made to the Gideons.

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