Obituaries

Jeffery Lynn Knowles

February 26, 2020

Mr. Jeffery Lynn Knowles, age 60 of Nashville passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Tri Star Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville.
Jeffery was born July 7, 1959 in Smithville to his parents, Faye Cantrell Robinson and the late Cleston “Peel” Knowles. Also preceding him in death is his step father, Jim Robinson & a brother-in-law, David Hanes. Jeffery was formerly employed with B&P Ice Company as a Serviceman and was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 1pm from the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday from 2pm – 8pm & on Friday from 10am until service time at 1pm.
Survivors include his Mother, Faye Cantrell Robinson of Nashville. 3 Brothers, Jason Knowles of Smithville, Chad Knowles of Smithville, James Butler of Nashville. 3 Sisters, Anita & Anthony Hendrix of Smithville, Paula Hanes of Smyrna, Mary Ann & Kenny Gann of Pleasant View. Step Mother, Rose Knowles of Smithville. 2 Step Brothers, T.D. & Jeff Thomason both of Smithville. 4 Step Sisters, Roseann Certain, Pamela Turner, Barbara Neal & Sandra Petty all of Smithville. Several Nieces, Nephews & Cousins also survive.
In addition to flowers donations can be made to help with burial expenses.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.




Billy Odell Eldridge

February 24, 2020

Billy Odell Eldridge, age 62 of Lebanon passed away February 23, 2020 at his residence.

He is preceded in death by the mother of his children, Karen “Sissy” Eldridge; son, Joshua Mack Eldridge; parents, Thomas Martin and Betty Eliza Eldridge; sister, Mary Ann Brady; fathers-in-law, Jerry Callis and Johnny Hale; and brothers-in-law, Loyd Daniels and James Williams Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Elaine Eldridge; sons, Daniel Odell Eldridge, Billy Dewayne (Renee) Eldridge, and Brandon Martin (Lindsey) Eldridge; step-son, Brian “Woody” (Ashley) Holycross; daughter, Carrie (Steven) Seay; Brothers, Arlon (Sonya) Eldridge, Ray (Elaine) Eldridge, Thomas Camel, Ernest B. Eldridge, and Junior Eldridge; sisters, Ruby Roberts, Margaret Brady, and Christine Baine; grandchildren, Karen Rebecca Eldridge, Buck Eldridge Jr., Austin John Eldridge, Carter Rylan Eldridge, McKinsley René Eldridge, Lola Jade Moss, Kimberly Faith Moss, Lanie Belle Eldridge, Joshua Dante Eldridge, and Jason Jerome Gleaves as well as many other loving family members. Mr. Eldridge was an entrepreneur, owning several businesses throughout his life including Eldridge & Son’s Concrete Co. and Big O’s Concessions. He was also a member of the Family Baptist Church in Lebanon.

Visitation for Mr. Eldridge will be held Tuesday, February 25th from 4-7 P.M. and Wednesday, February 26th from 10 AM until the service at 11 AM at Partlow Funeral Chapel in Lebanon. Bro. Randall Brady will officiate the services and interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Funeral Care Fund at www.partlowchapel.com.




Michael Lynn Adcock

February 23, 2020

Michael Lynn Adcock age 43 of Bradyville passed away Monday Feb. 17th at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Michael was a Self-Employed Nurseryman, and attended the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his Mother Sandra Houk, Grandfather Austin Braswell, Grandmother Maggie Braswell, and Grandfather Harold Adcock. Survivors include his Father Larry and Loretta Adcock, Brother Anthony and Tammi Adcock all of Smithville, Sister Amy Beth Gunter, Nephews Devin Gunter and Trey Tribble all of Bradyville, Nephew Jonathon Adcock, Grandmother Sara Adcock all of Smithville, Uncle Douglas and Dawn Adcock of Murfreesboro, Special Friends Michael and Crystal Judkins of Smithville, Darrell and Penny Judkins of Woodbury

There will be a Graveside Service Tuesday, Feb. 25th at 11AM at Corinth Cemetery in the Belk Community. Bro. Nathan Thomason will officiate. There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that all donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.




Eddie “Ed” Atnip

February 22, 2020

Mr. Eddie “Ed” Atnip, age 60 of Smithville passed away Saturday morning, Feb. 22nd at his residence.
Eddie was born November 19, 1959 in Lebanon to his parents, Roscoe & Reba Lonell Anderson Atnip. He was formerly employed at Tennaco and attended the Peoples Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 6pm from the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be Sunday, Feb. 23rd from 10am until the service time at 6pm.

Mr. Atnip was preceded in death by his Father, Roscoe Atnip and a brother, Randy Atnip. Survivor include his Mother: Reba Atnip of Smithville. Children: Adam Atnip, Jason Atnip, and Charlie Atnip of Putnam County, Amanda and Jonathon Rice of DeKalb County, Randi and Jimmie Dossett of Wilson County. Grandchildren: Fantasia Atnip of Indiana, Braylyn Rice and Lailynn Rice of DeKalb County, Zayden Dossett of Wilson County, and Adalynn Atnip of Putnam County. Brothers: RJ and Susie Atnip of Murfreesboro, Jerry and Betty Atnip, Ricky and Ally Atnip, Teddy and Lorrie Atnip, Freddy and Vickey Atnip, and Michael and Amy Atnip, all of Smithville. Sisters: Lou Dean Murphy of Murfreesboro, Rose Atnip and Ernie, Mary Roller, and Racheal Mabe and Aron, all of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.




Kobe Bryant Allen

February 22, 2020

Kobe Bryant Allen age 31 of Coalmont, TN and McMinnville native, passed from this life on Tuesday night, February 18, 2020 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. Kobe was born May 9, 1988 in McMinnville, TN. He was preceded in death by his birth Father, Tommy Basham and birth Mother, Patsy Hobbs, also his maternal grandfather, Bro. Jerry Smith; paternal grandfather, Steve Allen; great-grandfather, John Allen. He was a member of the Edge Worship Center and a welder at MPC in McMinnville. Survivors include his wife, Amanda Allen of Smithville; 5 children, Jordyn Allen of McMinnville, Kami-Jo Allen, Isaac Allen, Alyssa Owen and Izzie Allen all of Smithville; parents, Sammy and Sonja Smith Allen of Smithville; maternal grandmother, Sarah Smith of Brush Creek; Paternal grandparents, Karen Nunley of Palmer, TN, Charles (Brenda) Cook of Tracy City, TN and Judy Allen of Dowelltown; siblings, Dante (Deborah) Allen of Manchester, Jarrica Haynes of Coalmont, Josh (Tabitha) Adcox of Tullahoma, Matthew Adcox of Smithville, Karah Brown of Lafayette, Lauren Allen (Ricky Miller) of Sparta, Gracie Allen (Jacob Lowery) of Manchester, Jayce (Destini) Allen of Cookeville, Elijah Allen of Smithville, Eliza Allen of Smithville and Dakota Allen of Smithville; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Funeral services celebrating the life of Kobe will be 2 P.M. Monday, February 24, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Charles Crook and Sammy Allen officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery with Bro. Shane Smith officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 2 P.M. until 5 P.M. and Monday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. Any additional donations that exceed funeral costs will go to Lighthouse Children’s Camp. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Johnathan Kyle Turner

February 21, 2020

Mr. Johnathan Kyle Turner, 32, passed away Monday February 17, 2020 in Smithville, Tennessee. He was born in McMinnville, Tennessee on April 30, 1987.

He attended Sink Creek Missionary Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sheena Turner; mother, Michell Barks (Randy) Tucker; son, Mikai Turner; daughters, Jerica Kilgore and Serenity Turner, Cassie Elizabeth Brady; step-children, David, Kaylee and Hannah George; brothers, Derick (Tisha) Barks and Chris Turner; nieces and nephews, Raelynne Barks, Katelyn and Kaine Shields, Brayden Turner, Leigha, D.J. and Devin Green, Levi Sullivan and Aubree Bain.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday in the funeral home chapel with burial to follow in the Bess-Whitman-King Cemetery. Vistation: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Saturday at Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com

Donations can be made to help with funeral expenses.




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