78 year old Doug Sandlin of Smithville died Friday at the Webb House Retirement Center. He was retired from the Smithville shirt factory as a mechanic. He attended the Gospel Lighthouse Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor and Gary Caplinger will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ruth Caplinger Sandlin; two brothers, Gene and Garland Sandlin; and two aunts, Ione Cantrell and Dean Summers. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jenny Lynn and Ted Sauls of Murfreesboro. His ex-wife, Merle Sandlin of Smithville. Two sisters, Geneva and husband Tommy Taylor and Faye and husband Thomas Young all of Smithville. Special uncles, Quinton and wife Frances Caplinger and Doston and wife Ruth Caplinger all of Smithville. Special cousin, Billie Woodside of Dowelltown. Nieces and nephews, Lori Poss, Timothy Young, Melissa Prater, Nelson Sandlin, Lanny Sandlin, and Donna Certain. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
78 year old Travis Martin Parsley, Jr. of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a member of the Bethlehem Community Church and a community man for General Motors. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Satterfield will officiate and burial will be in the Young Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Parsley was preceded in death by his parents, Travis Martin Parsley, Sr. and Emma Bond Parsley; a granddaughter, Charity Stone; two brothers, Glenn Parsley and Maxie Parsley; and a sister, Chloe Cripps. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Judy Parsley of Smithville. Five children, Terry and wife Patricia Parsley of Michigan, Pamela and husband McClure Cantrell of Smithville, Ronald Parsley, Travis E. and wife Shelly Parsley of Illinois, and Regina and husband Jeff Stone of Smithville. Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. One brother, Charles Parsley of Smithville. Two sisters, Geraldine Lassiter of Indiana and Linda Sue Cantrell of Smithville. Special cousin, Jimmy Bryson of Smithville and Clayton Parsley of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
93 year old Sara Jannette Cantrell Atnip of Smithville died Thursday, February 7 at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. A graveside service was held Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m. at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Dr. Robert Atnip and Dr. Max Atnip officiated. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Norman Atnip; parents, Robert Biles and Mary Elizabeth Marchbanks Cantrell; and granddaughter, Jennifer Atnip. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Robert and wife Guylene Atnip of Smithville and Dr. Max and wife Patti Atnip of Cookeville. Six grandchildren, Lisa and Greg Tramel of Baxter, Robert Roy Atnip, Jr. , Tara Jane Atnip Summers, and Jared Atnip all of Smithville, Becky and Chris Atnip Vincent of Oklahoma, and Crystee Atnip Bennett and Will Bennett of Rickman. Eight great grandchildren, Chase Tramel of Baxter, Caleb and Hillary Tramel of North Carolina, Ari Scott Cook of Smithville, Preston Grace Summers of Smithville, Jessica Lauren Gribble of Smithville, Brady Vincent and Josie Vincent of Oklahoma, and Shelby and Tucker Bennett of Rickman. One great great granddaughter, Callen Tramel of North Carolina. One sister, Maxine Hudson of Cookeville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
90 year old Eula Deane West Jones of McMinnville died Saturday at Raintree Manor. She was a homemaker, member of the Eastern Star, and member of the Shellsford Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of the Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Jackie Matheney will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home; Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral at 11:00 a.m. at the Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, Forrest West and Harriet Adcock West; husband, Carl Almon Jones; two brothers, Harrison and Eugene West; seven sisters, Myrtle West, Novella Sandees, Della Mai Stewart, Macon West, Cleopha Wheat, Jessie Wright, Harriet Abolene Lewis; and a half sister, Naoma Turner. Survivors include four children, Douglas and Brenda Jones, Regina and Ronnie Jennings, Tonya and Trent Kell, and Terry Jones. Grandchildren, Tim and Debbie Jennings, Brian and Jodie Jennings, Keaton and Jenene Kell, Ashley and Nick Silvas, and Tyler Jones. Great grandchildren, Ryan, Wesley, and Samantha Jennings, Nathan and Carlie Jennings, Campbell Kell, and Aubrey Silvas. Four step great grandchildren, Alec Villian, Adain Overall, Cody Blankenship, and Justin Hestor. Sisters and brother-in-law, Allen and Bettye Wright of Goodlettsville, Clayton Lewis of Donelson, Lavonia Hatcher of Smyrna, Margie and Morris Mason of McMinnville, Billie and Ralph Shoemaker of Michigan, and Oleda Crain of Delaware. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends survive along with special friends, Kay Grider and children Brent, Lisa, and Todd. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
63 year old Virgil Hibdon, Jr. of Smithville (Green Hill Community) died Saturday at his residence. He was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle in Smithville and pastor of Macedonia The Baptist Church of Christ in Smith County. He was an ordained minister for the past 38 years and served as moderator of the Union Association of The Baptist from 1991 to 2012. Hibdon was the office manager and beloved employee at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Clayborn, Danny Anderson, James Wright, Darrell Cantrell, and Garry McBride will officiate. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Ruby Braswell Hibdon and three sisters, Eva Barry, Jewel Horner, and Treva Martin. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara Watson Hibdon of Smithville. One son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Cheryl Hibdon of McMinnville. One daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and David Waldron of Murfreesboro. Three grandchildren, Matthew Hibdon of McMinnville, William and Anslee Waldron of Murfreesboro. One sister, Betty and her husband Danny Sircy of Smithville. A nephew, several nieces, great nephews, great nieces, and a host of friends and loved ones survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
In addition to flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Relay For Life.
68 year old Clata Rhea Tallent Redmon of the Jefferson Community died Saturday at her residence. She was a former employee of Prospect Inc. She attended the Smithville Church of the Nazarene, and was one of the co-founders of DeKalb County Children's Service Council. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Trent Colwell and Bryan Jones will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be Sunday at 5:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Salomon and Bessie Lee Young Tallent; brothers, LeRoy Tallent and nephew, Lynn Tallent. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Leonard Redmon of Smithville; two daughters, Wanda Redmon and Grady Prichard of Smithville, and Vonda and Glen Brown Smithville. Two grandchildren, Halea Brown and Dustin Brown of Smithville.Read the rest of this article
76 year old Delmar L. Spurlock of Smithville died Wednesday evening at Dekalb Community Hospital. He was born at Statesville, son of the late John and Frances Mandy Spurlock and was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Mashburn Spurlock, a grandson, Nathaniel Joseph Spurlock and his cousin, Jim Spurlock. Delmer was retired from Samsonite and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. He is survived by his children, James Currie of Huntsville, Alabama; Tammy Currie of DeKalb County, Patricia (Billy) Anderson of Carthage, Donna (Keith) Spriggs and Joseph Spurlock all of DeKalb County, Amanda Moss of Sparta, Charlie Spurlock of DeKalb County; 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; wife, Janie Lawson Spurlock of Smithville and his church members. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Spurlock Cemetery in Statesville. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. till the service time on Sunday. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.Read the rest of this article
79 year old James D. Haggard of Cookeville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Putnam County to the late Audra (Brown) and William Jesse Haggard. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.
Haggard is survived by a daughter, Anita, wife of Kelly Bryant, of Cookeville; two sons James A, husband of Beverly Haggard, of Orange, Texas and Eddie D Haggard, of Cookeville; a brother, Alton Haggard, of Smithville; 4 Granddaughters Tiffanie Wright of Cookeville, Jennifer and Clark Mathis of Auburntown, Cissy and Jim Rich of Brush Creek and Kailee Bryant of Cookeville. 3 Grandsons Scott & Kurt Haggard of Orange, Texas and Connor Bryant of Cookeville and 5 Great Grandchildren
He was proceeded in death by his parents, one sister-in-law Dorothy Haggard, 2 Great Grandchildren, and Companion Wilma Emerton
The funeral service will be at Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center in Cookeville at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will be at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in the Veterans Court of Honor
The family will receive friends Wednesday 5:00-9:00 pm. at Crest Lawn Funeral Home-Cremation Center.Read the rest of this article
65 year old Billy Ray Atnip of Smithville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was retired from the City of Smithville as a Sanitation truck driver. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 3:00 p.m. Atnip was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Charlie Mae Braswell Atnip; a step-daughter, Shannon Mai Goad; and a nephew, Terry Atnip. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Atnip of Smithville. Daughters, Carolyn Marie Swindell of Smithville, Walisha and husband Wayne Selby of Bon Air, and Vicky Watson of Pikeville. Step-children, Don Michael Goad, Jr. of Rockwood, Bobby Ray Goad of Pikeville, and Linda Garrison of Mount Juliet. Twelve grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Two brothers, E.J. and wife Virginia Atnip of Silver Point and Lamar T, Redmon of Florida. Three sisters, Helen Fay Cantrell, Ellen Mai Moore, and Beverly Doreta Crips all of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses in memory of Billy.Read the rest of this article
55 year old Charley Howard Bain of Readyville and native of Pea Ridge died Tuesday at the Boulevard Terrace Rehab and Nursing in Murfreesboro. He was disabled. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Humphreys will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Bain was preceded in death by his parents, Sammy and Jessie Mai Stanley Bain; brothers and sisters, Lilly Stacey, Bonnie, Gertrude, Willie Dean, Jessie Bell, Sammy Clifton, Harrison Ray, Bobby, James, Sammy Jay, and Donald Bain; and daughter,Katherine Moody. Survivors include two sisters, Charity Douglas of Murfreesboro, Carmine Bain of Dowelltown. Two brothers, George Bain, Sr. of Murfreesboro and Ricky Bain of Smyrna. A son, Joey Bain. Several nieces and nephews and a host of cousins. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in memory of Mr. Bain.Read the rest of this article