Obituaries

Ricky Nokes

Oct 12 2016
Ricky Nokes

Ricky Nokes age 49 of Smithville passed away Tuesday morning October 11, 2016 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. He was born February 10, 1967. He was preceded in death by his mother and step father Deborah and Jess Chapman. Ricky was a Pentecostal and a mechanic. Funeral services will be held 2:30PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Donald Owens and Larry Steffee officiating with burial to follow in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 1:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until time of the service at 2:30PM. Survivors include 1 Sister: Maudie Bass of Dowelltown; Brothers: Tony (April) Chapman of Smithville, Jamie Chapman of Dowelltown; Caregiver and Special Friend: Tammy Chapman of Smithville, Trista Lopez, Jamison Ortiz; Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Great Nieces and Nephews also survived. In lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Barbara Dell Keaton

Oct 10 2016

Barbara Dell Keaton age 79 of Short Mountain Community passed away Monday morning October 10, 2016 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was born January 8, 1937 to the late John and Nora Fuson Johnson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jack Keaton; 2 brothers: Charlie Johnson, Virgil Johnson; Sister: Lorene Hale. Ms. Keaton was retired from Federal Mogul and a member of Covenant Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 3:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Leonard Herman and Mike Satterfield officiating and burial to follow in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday 10:AM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until time of the service at 3:PM. Survivors include 2 children Steve (Tonya) Keaton of Baxter, Christie Brown of Smithville; Grandchildren: Cody Keaton, Corey Tate, Jack Brown, Seamus Brown; Sisters: Mary Jane Johnson, Violet Pack, Christine Tramel all of Smithville; Brother: A.C. (Elizabeth) Johnson of Smithville; Several nieces and nephew also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Travis West

Oct 10 2016
Charles Travis West

Charles Travis West age 28 of Crossville, a former resident of Smithville and native of Smith County passed away Friday night, October 7, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born April 13, 1988 to his parents, Charles "Chuck" West and the late Sandra Faye Kennedy West. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jason West. He worked in food service. Survivors include his father, Charles "Chuck" West of Smithville; 1 daughter, Devannah West of Crossville; 1 sister, Shauna West of Smithville; 1 half-brother, Daniel Shehane of Lebanon. Graveside services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday October 12, 2016 at Dickens Cemetery in Chestnut Mound. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service, there will be no visitation or services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Taylor

Oct 6 2016
Jerry Taylor

71 year old Jerry Taylor of Smithville died Thursday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. Taylor was a member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church and he was retired from American General Insurance Company. He was a warrant commissioner and he had other public service jobs for 20 years.The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Carpenter and David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Odell Adcock Taylor. Survivors include his wife, Betty Bennett Taylor of Smithville. A daughter, Gina and Riki Howard of Brentwood. One son, Brad and Melinda Taylor of Liberty. One step daughter, Dana and Matt McKinney of Alexandria. One step son, David and Monica Reynolds of Alexandria. Eight grandchildren, Allison and Slater Howard of Brentwood, Lindsey and Kendal Taylor of Liberty, Kinsey and Ian Knight of Smithville, Kelby Melton of Smithville, Levi and Molly Reynolds of Alexandria. One great grandchild, Maverick Knight of Smithville. One sister, Barbara Prater of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund

Billy Petty

Oct 5 2016
Billy Petty

87 year old Billy Petty of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a member of Pomeroy Chapel and a retired crane operator for Rogers Group. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in the Petty Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Petty was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Fanny Petty; siblings, Buck Petty and Era Poitevent, Earlene Bennett, Dillard Petty, Acie Petty, and Donnie Petty. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Winnie Petty of Smithville. Five children, Wayne and Sue Petty, Treva and Terry Turner, Randy Petty, Marlene Bly, and Rebecca Petty all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Dana and Jacob Davis of Smithville, Tad and Terra Turner of Smithville, Tia and Kevin Young of Smithville, Lucas and Holly Bain of Alexandria, Mary and Justin Lohorn of Smithville, and Tabitha and Bobby Joe Anderson of Smithville. Eleven great grandchildren, Kendall and Kloe Davis of Smithville, MacKenley and Maggie Turner of Smithville, Kelbi and Tatum Young of Smithville, Katie and Cole Bain of Alexandria, Abel Lohorn of Smithville, Nikolas and Macy Anderson of Smithville. Two sisters, Ruth Thomason and Rose Knowles of Smithville. Special friends, Michael Tisdale and Mike Redmon of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Claudia Sylvia Adcock Lorance

Oct 3 2016

Mrs. Claudia Sylvia Adcock Lorance age 99 of McMinnville, TN, died Sunday, October 02, 2016, at her residence. She was born October 27, 1916, in DeKalb County, TN, was a homemaker and a member of the McMinnville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mrs. Lorance was preceded in death by parents Isaac D. and Hattie Neely Adcock, husband Jesse Curl Lorance, sons Glen Dwight Lorance and James Michael Lorance, grandson Mark Henehan, sister Elsie Paris, and brother Ernest Garland Adcock.

Survivors include her children A. D. Lorance, Garland (Margie) Lorance, Charlene (Michael) Henehan, Ronnie (Anita) Lorance, and Connie (John) Peden, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, family members and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 06, 2016, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Harley Roth will officiate. Interment will follow at New Union Cemetery in DeKalb County, TN. The Lorance Family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Thursday from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Loraine Green

Sep 23 2016

Mrs. Helen Loraine Green age 81 of Smithville, passed away Friday morning, September 30, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville. She was born March 10, 1935 to her parents, the late Gus and Mary Bradford Angelo. She was a member of the Sunny Hills Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker. Helen is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bill Green of Smithville; 3 children, Bill Brown of McMinnville, Terri Brown of Hartsville, and Jennifer (Donnie) Roller of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Madison Brown, Christian Coble Brown, Logan Roller, Ethan Roller and Jessica (Ricardo) Perez; 3 great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Jordan and Ariana Perez. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, October 2, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Brother John Jones officiating and burial to follow in Webb Cemetery at Bluff Springs. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Edwin Ferrell

Terry Edwin Ferrell

51 year old Terry Edwin Ferrell of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a farmer. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burnes Lyons will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Jewell Brown Ferrell; five brothers, Larry, Gary, and Charles Ferrell, Ricky and Tony Devault; mother-in-law, Frances Anderson; paternal grandparents, W.J. and Annie Ferrell; maternal grandparents, William Earl and Helen Burdette DeVault. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Anderson Ferrell of Smithville; two step-children, Shondra Rose of Sparta and Michael and Sierra Collins of Cookeville; mother, Opal Atnip DeVault of Smithville; three brothers, Jeffery Brown Ferrell, Scott Alan Ferrell, and Christopher Derrick Ferrell of Smithville; father-in-law, Joe Anderson of Cookeville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Tony Davis, Mike West, and Nathan Dowell of Smithville and Roy Hale of Auburntown; and an aunt, Faye Wells of Dayton. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made for funeral expenses.

Oneida Jones Massa

Sep 29 2016
Oneida Jones Massa

78 year old Oneida Jones Massa of Sparta died Wednesday at Skyline Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Johnson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Taylor will officiate and burial will be in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Left Washington and Nancy Elizabeth Ashburn Jones; two brothers, Joe and Roy Jones; two sisters, Clara Nell Stoglin and Rosell Robinson. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Harold Massa; a brother, Frank and JoAnn Jones; sister-in-law, Lou Jones; a niece, Lori and Josh Holloway; nephew, Steve Jones; great nieces, Marley Jones, Lauren Holloway; and a great nephew, Luke Holloway all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Allen Ashford

Sep 28 2016
Jerry Allen Ashford

Jerry Allen Ashford age 43 of Smithville passed away Tuesday night, September 27, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born April 26, 1973 to his parents, the late James Edward Ashford and Edna Mai Burton Ashford. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jimmy Ashford, Timmy Ashford and Gary Cantrell; 1 sister, Tina Marie Cantrell; and 2 brothers-in-law, Jimmy Mullican and Jerry Cantrell. Jerry attended the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was a former grave digger and disabled. He is survived by his wife, Jamie Ashford of Smithville; daughter, Renny (Ryan) Young of Smithville; son, John Ashford of Smithville; step-son, DJ Mason of Smithville; 1 grandson, Wyatt James Mason; mother, Edna Ashford of Smithville; 3 sisters, Gail Mullican, Barbara (Steve) Green and Rhonda Cantrell all of Smithville; mother-in-law, Renny (David) Stinson of Dickson; father-in-law, Jimmy (Jenny) Atnip of Baxter; 3 sisters-in-law, Felicia Cantrell of Murfreesboro, Jennifer (Ed) White of Smithville and Megan Stinson of Sevierville; 2 brothers-in-law, Jimmy Atnip (Stephanie Barber) of Smithville and Derek Stinson of Sevierville. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Friday, September 30, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Isaac Gray officiating and burial to follow in Hale Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11:AM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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