Obituaries

Teresa Diane Banks- Mitchell

June 14, 2021

Teresa Diane Banks- Mitchell age 67, of Alexandria, TN, went home to the Lord May 26, 2021 . She was born in North Carolina March 20, 1954. She is preceded in death by her parents Cecil Cline Banks and Shirley Ann Reid Banks and her brothers Doyle, Dean and Danny Banks and her husband Ronnie Mitchell .

Teresa is survived by her daughter Shirley Stubblefield, her nieces, Kim(Bryan) Warden & Jessica(Vance) Thompson, her grandchildren; Dale Stubblefield, Josh Heady,Shawn (Tia) Smith, Mary Belle Mofield, Aj Mofield and Hope Mofield, a great-grandson Rain Smith, along with several great nieces and nephews.

She was a loving individual who loved God, family and animals and who was passionate about children’s happiness, animal care, country music, and old cars. She worked for several years at Nashville Wire and Lealco.

A graveside service is scheduled to be conducted on Tuesday June 15, 2021 at 1PM at the Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria, TN. Avant Funeral home is in charge of the service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Avant Funeral Home to help pay for the costs of the funeral. @ Avant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 434, Alexandria, TN.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL GATHER AT THE HILLVIEW MEMORIAL CEMETERY FOR THE 1PM GRAVESIDE SERVICE, THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION AT THE FUNERAL HOME PRIOR TO THE GRAVESIDE SERVICE. AVANT FUNERAL HOME, ALEXANDRIA, TN, DIRECTORS.




Treva E. White

June 12, 2021

Mrs. Treva E. White, age 82 of Smithville, TN passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021 at her home.

Mrs. White was born on June 14, 1938 in Sparta, TN to her parents, the late Bethel & Beatrice Greene Cantrell. Also preceding her in death was her son, Steve White & a grandchild, Bryan White. Step Brothers, TJ, Ray Lee, Lloyd & Cecil Cantrell. She had been a Headstart Teacher and was a 70 year member of the Smithville Church of God.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 3pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Chris Moore & Bro. Bill Robertson will officiate with burial to follow at Bonham Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday from 1:30pm until the service time at 3pm. The family asks that anyone attending the visitation or funeral services to please wear a mask.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, W.J. “Dub” White of Smithville, TN. 4 Sons, Thomas (Tammy) White of Smithville, TN, Paul White of Smithville, TN, Mark (Virginia) White of Gallatin, TN & David White of Smithville, TN. Daughter-in-law, Lou Ann White of Smithville, TN. 9 Grandchildren & 9 Great Grandchildren. Sister, Ethalene (J.D.) Pedigo of Smithville, TN.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Smithville Church of God Building Fund in memory of Mrs. White.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




Shirley Ann Joslyn

June 9, 2021

Shirley Ann Joslyn age 77 of Smithville passed away Monday night June 7, 2021 at her residence. She was born April 1, 1944 to her parents, the late Dub and Florence Davenport Prater. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Cantrell; grandson, Jacob Cantrell and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Chuck and Betty Walker. Shirley was saved as a young girl and was a Baptist. She worked in housecleaning and was also a babysitter. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 55 years, Raymond Eugene Joslyn of Smithville; daughter, Alice (Paul) Hutchens of Smithville; son-in-law, Ricky Cantrell of Smithville; grandchildren, Ashley (Raymond) Lippart, Andrew (Gennie) Hutchens, Tiffany (Bobby) Price, Bridget (Rainy) Howell, Matthew Cantrell, Hayle (Anthony) Cantrell, and Jade Cantrell; great-grandchildren, Raymond Lippart, IV, Haven Howell, Rainy Howell, Jr, Raleigh Cantrell and Alexander Mofield. Funeral services will be 11:AM Friday June 11, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday 4 PM until 7 PM and Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. Due to Covid-19, the funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Thomas Richard Squires

June 9, 2021

Mr. Thomas Richard Squires, age 63 of Smithville, TN passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at his residence.

Mr. Squires was preceded in death by his father, Robert Squires; brother, Robert Squires, II; and a daughter, Alexis Squires.

The family has chosen direct cremation.

Survivors include 4 daughters, Heather Heraty, Mickey Gidley, and Madison Squires all of Michigan, and Joleen Squires of Smithville; 2 sons, Thomas Squires, Jr. and Daniel Squires both of Michigan; 2 stepdaughters, Mary Perrin of Smithville, and Kristel Bush of Murfreesboro; mother, Joan Squires of Michigan; 16 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild; brothers and sisters, David Squires, Marcia Furby, Mary Salais, Barbara Cuddie, Pam Crane, and John Squires; significant other of 22 years, Linda Knowles of Smithville.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements




Dianne Oteri Emberton

June 8, 2021

Dianne Oteri Emberton age 66, of the Keltonburg Community passed away Saturday night June 5, 2021 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro. She was born April 1, 1955 to her parents, the late Gregory and Marjorie Edwards Oteri. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Dean “Buddy” Emberton. Ms. Dianne was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church and worked at Kingston Timers. She is survived by daughters, Deana (Kevin) Jones of Smithville and Darla Emberton of Nashville; grandchildren, James Tramel and Ben Jones; special friends, Sandy Gass and Karla Warrick. Graveside services and interment will be 11:00AM Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Keltonburg Cemetery with Bro. Dwayne Cornelius officiating. There will not be any services or visitation held at the funeral home. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery at 11:00AM for the Graveside Service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




Jerry Edward Herman

June 8, 2021

Mr. Jerry Edward Herman age 63 of Liberty, passed away Monday June 7, 2021 at his residence in the Pea Ridge Community. He was born March 18, 1958 to his parents, the late Ewin Herman and Josie Anderson Herman Hobbs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 sister, Judy Womack. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah The Baptist Church. Jerry worked for Cumming Signs for 13 years and with the Board of Education as a custodian for over 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Murinna Herman of Liberty; 2 daughters, Leslie (Zane) McKee of Lascassas and Olivia (Matthew) Melton of Auburntown; 6 grandchildren, Allie, Jackson, Brady, Mary Grace, Ava and Ivy; 1 sister, Vicky Murdock of Manchester. Graveside services and interment will be 1 PM Friday, June 10, 2021 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery with Bro. Leonard Herman officiating. There will not be any visitation or services held at the funeral home. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




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