83 year old Ed Judkins of Smithville died Monday at Alive Hospice Center in Nashville. He was a member of the Allens Chapel Methodist Church, and a retired construction worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Phillip Tollitt will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershal and Martha Judkins; two wives, Louise Bandy Judkins and Bea Robinson Judkins; and two brothers, Frank and Jess Judkins. He is survived by two daughters, JoAnn and husband David Roberts of McMinnville and Marilyn and husband John Barber of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Stevie and wife Angela Green and Rachel Goodwin all of McMinnville. Four step-grandchildren, Megan Roberts of Murfreesboro, Matthew Roberts of Cookeville, Eric Barber and Johnny Barber of Smithville. Seven great grandchildren, Mandy and Stephanie Green of McMinnville and Mercedes, Paige, Olivia, Kelsey, and Jayden Barber all of Smithville. Four sisters, Ruth Cantrell and Willie Ferrrell of Smithville and Ophalene Knowles and Nettie and husband John Mareno all of McMinnville. One brother, A.Z. Judkins of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Jun 26 2012