Obituaries

Donald Eugene Minnear

May 28 2016
Donald Eugene Minnear

81 year old Donald Eugene Minnear of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, and a retired employee of Love Manufacturing. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jerry Braswell will officiate and burial will be in the Minnear Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Mary Pedigo Minnear; a son, Woody Minnear; a grandson, Michael Minnear; two brothers, Lewis and Eurbye Minnear; and five sisters, Betty and Sue Minnear, Reba Shehane; Eunice Banks; and Helen Leftrick. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Peggy Minnear; two sons, Eugene and Joy Minnear; a daughter, Tammy and Bill Quistgaard; six grandchildren, Rebecca Hodges, Caleb Minnear, Jonathan Conaster, Clint Cope, Marly and Alex Campbell, and Lily Quistgaard; three great grandchildren, Keagan, Karley, and Ava; a sister, Marilyn Caldwell; two special nieces, Vivian and Wayne Hill and Renee and Charles Hobbs all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews and church family survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the DeKalb County Rescue Squad.

Infant Jozie Lee Ann Vincent

May 26 2016

Infant Jozie Lee Ann Vincent the daughter of Josh and Tracy Vincent was still born, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Vernon Vincent and maternal grandfather, Kenneth Scott Burden. Survivors include her parents, Josh and Tracy Vincent of Smithville; 2 brothers and 1 sister, Dakoda Vance, Destiny Vincent and Joshua Vincent, Jr.; maternal grandparents, Roy (Stephanie) McMillin of Kentucky and Wanda Burden of North Carolina; paternal grandparents, Vickey (Kenneth) Milligan of Smithville; maternal great-grandparents, Leola Gregory and James McMillin both of Kentucky; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. There will be a visitation with the family, Saturday May 28, 2016 9:AM until 11:AM with a service to follow at 11. Burial will be in Auburn, Kentucky. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Hobert " Toby " Agee

May 26 2016

Hobert " Toby " Agee age 65 of Smithville passed away Wednesday night May 25, 2016 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. He was the son of the late William Jackson and Alvie Louise Johnson Agee. Mr. Hobert was a Mason, Mule Skinner, Farmer and attended Mt. Pisgah Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by niece Teresa Knowles. Funeral Services will be held 2:PM Sunday with Bros. B.J. Thomason and Nathan Thomason officiating and burial to follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Friday 10:AM until 9:PM, Saturday 10:AM until 9:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Survivors include his wife of 46 years Judy Agee of Smithville; Children: Melissa (David) Sharp of Smithville, Donnie (Stephanie) Agee of Rock Island, Michael (Kelly) Agee of Smithville;
7 Grandchildren: Katie, Austin, Kyra, Presley, Stetson, Kylee, Danya; Great-Grandchild: Paisley Grace Adams; Daughter-in-law: Connie Agee Johnson; Brothers: Charlie (Juanita) Agee of Smithville, Danny (Deborah) Agee of Smithville, Jimmy (Carolyn) Agee of Smithville, Bobby (Carolyn) Agee of Smithville; Sister: Jean (Danny) Bandy of Smithville; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins also survived. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Etta Frances Vanatta Bayne

May 25 2016

Etta Frances Vanatta Bayne age 93, formerly of Watertown, died Tuesday evening, May 24, 2016 at The Pavilion in Lebanon. She was born Aug. 4, 1922 in Alexandria, TN, daughter of the late Dolphin Vanatta and Jennie Mai Crowder Vanatta and was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Dee Bayne and a son, R.D. Bayne. Frances was a wife, mother and homemaker and worked several years in garment manufacturing. She was a member of Adams Ave. Church of Christ. Frances is survived by her son Van Eddie Bayne and wife, Janet of Lebanon; grandchildren, Crystal (Craig) Parisher of Mt. Juliet, Rodger Derek "R.D." Bayne of Murfreesboro, Jacquelyne (Matt) Swallows and Jennifer Bayne both of Lebanon; great grandchildren, Jordan and Grace Bayne and Alexis Swallows; sister-in-law, Lucy Slager. Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with visitation from 4-8 p.m. Friday and prior to services Saturday. Pallbearers, R.D. Bayne, Jordan Bayne, Craig Parisher, Matt Swallows, Marvin and Dwayne Willoughby. Interment at Hillview Cemetery, Alexandria, TN. The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff at The Pavilion and Gentiva Hospice for all their love and care.

Victor Wayne Jones

May 25 2016

56 year old Victor Wayne Jones of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC of Smithville. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Wayne and Naomi Ruth Green Jones; a sister, Shelia Davenport; and stepfather, Bill Mullican. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Jones of Smithville. Two sisters, Nellie Crotty of Smithville and Connie Wagner of Sparta. Two brothers, Glenn and Lynn Jones both of Smithville. Two step children, Amy Knowles and Billy Moss both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Christine Melton

May 25 2016

Christine Melton age 69 of the Short Mountain Community and a native of Fayetteville, TN passed away Monday night, May 23, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. She was born January 2, 1947 to her parents, the late Matthew and Thelma Lindsey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Randall Melton and 1 daughter, Sandra Hale. Survivors include 1 son, Steve (Sharon) Melton of Woodbury; 4 grandchildren, Heather Hale, Jacob, Jared and Kaylee Melton; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Smith of Fayetteville; 2 brothers, Chester Lindsey of Fayetteville and Larry Lindsey of Huntsville, AL; half-sister, Dorothy of Winchester, TN; half-brother, William of Fayetteville. The Melton family has chosen a direct cremation and there will be no services held. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Bernard Kocis

May 24 2016

90 year old Bernard Kocis of Rock Island died Tuesday at his residence. He was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church and was retired from Burrells. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Father Kevin Dowling will officiate. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Hutchings Kocis. Survivors include two special nieces, Tyra Rodgers of Crossville and Angie Stafford of Knoxville. Three special great nieces, Taylor, Megan, and Ashlee Rodgers all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Hattie Laura Farless

May 24 2016

71 year old Hattie Laura Farless of Smithville died Monday at NHC of Smithville. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Steffee will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Zada Page Atnip. Survivors include a daughter, Angela and Larry Luna of Sparta. A son, Jackie Farless of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Kristi and Fred Gallahan of Cookeville and Hope Farless of Smithville. A sister, Brenda Green of Smithville. Special niece, April Chapman of Smithville. Father of her children, Glen Farless of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Todd Hindsley

May 24 2016

Mr. Todd Hindsley age 49 of Smithville passed away Sunday morning, May 22, 2016 at his residence. He was born July 13, 1966 in DeKalb County to his parents, the late Clyde Odell Hindsely and Sharon Redmon Hindsley. Todd was a factory worker. He is survived by his mother, Sharon Hindsley and other extended family and friends. Todd's request was to be cremated and no services will be held. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Evans Campbell

May 23 2016

79 year old Elsie Evans Campbell of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Smithville. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie and Minnie Harmon Bratcher; husband, Tracy Campbell; three brothers, J.P. Bratcher, Alvie Bratcher, Jr., and Bill Bratcher; and two sisters, Clara Mai Armour and Sybal Lawson. She is survived by a son, Michael Campbell of Smithville. Two granddaughters, Britney Campbell of Smithville and Kristen and her husband Gatlin Dougherty of Smithville. One sister, Naomi and Dixie Underhill of McMinnville. One sister-in-law, Gracie Bratcher of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Ms. Elsie's memory to help with funeral expenses.

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