Obituaries

Betty Cantrell Hale

September 17, 2020

Mrs. Betty Cantrell Hale, age 83 passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at her daughters home in Lebanon, TN.

Betty was born on October 16, 1936 in Smithville, TN to her parents, the late Hamp & Effie Pack Cantrell. Also preceding her in death are 4 Brothers, James “Lucky” Cantrell, Ray Cantrell, Floyd Cantrell, Junior Cantrell and 1 Sister, Mildred Green. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 1pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. E. Dwayne Blair will officiate with burial to follow at Salem Cemetery in Liberty, TN. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday, September 19th from 10am until the service time at 1pm. Due to Covid-19 precautions, social distance measures will be observed. We are temporarily not accepting food in our kitchen facilities.

Survivors include 2 Daughters, Linda (William Harvey) Driver of McComb, MS & Mary Ann Blair of Lebanon, TN. 6 Grandchildren, Misty Macheal (Allen) Turnage of Liberty, MS, E. Dwayne (Mary Ann) Blair of Liberty, TN, Robert Lee Blair Jr. of Lebanon, TN, Maranda Ann (Charles) Coggins of Lebanon, TN, Chad (Tara) Driver and Tammy (Mitchell) Tarpley both of Smithville, TN. 9 Great Grandchildren, Austin Shane (Briana) Ellis of Smithville, TN, Christian Michael Ellis of Smithville, TN, Samuel Layne Ellis of Liberty, MS, Gaberial Lee Blair of Liberty, TN, Jacob Paul Blair of Liberty, TN, Isaiah Coggins & Eli Coggins both of Lebanon, TN, Caroline Driver and Lilly Cate Driver both of Smithville, TN. Sister, Ruth Tabor of Crossville, TN & 2 Brothers, Buster (Brenda) Cantrell of Woodbury, TN & Larry Kenneth (Anita) Cantrell of Watertown, TN.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.




Imogean Cantrell

September 16, 2020

Imogean Cantrell age 96 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday night, September 15, 2020 at her residence. She was born November 7, 1923 in Comanche, Texas to her parents, the late Thomas Holmsley and Lola Bell Adams Douglas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Max Cantrell; daughter, Jennifer Lee Huffman; granddaughter, Jennifer (Alan) Clark; 2 sisters, Juanita Wright, Billye Teague; brother, Gene Douglas; nephew, Tommy Banks. Ms. Imogean was a member of Phillipi Church of Christ, owned and operated Cantrell’s Jewelry from 1949-2011. She was a former member of Eastern Star, B&P W Club, and the Jewelers Board and Trade. She leaves to cherish her memory, 1 daughter, Tammy (Ronnie) Mollinet of Smithville; son-in-law, Marcus Huffman of Auburn, KY; 6 grandchildren, Kristy (Chris) Williams of Smithville, Megan (Brian) Cherry of Auburn, KY, Crystal (Jason) Williams of Gulf Shores, AL, Angela (Jeff) Estes of Arkansas, Ryan (Laci) Mollinet of Dowelltown and Brandi (Travis) Johnson of Smithville; great-grandchildren, Dakota (Eric) Adcock, Leah and Morgan Clark, Caroline and Alanah Williams, Max, Landon and Lila Mae Cherry, Alexis and Kinsley Williams, Katie and Kevin Crump, Kaleb, Kase and Cali, Jaidyn Huggins, Dexton Emberton, Cannan Johnson, Grayson and Addi Mollinet; special niece, Vickie (Steve) Jenkins of Texas. Funeral services will be 4 PM Friday, September 18, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday 4 PM until 7 PM and Friday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 4 PM. Due to Covid-19, the Governors Executive Orders and Social Distancing Guidelines, our pews are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow approximately 100-125 for the service. We ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The funeral home lounge is closed and No food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home at this time. The service will be live-streamed at DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook page. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Charles Wilson Love

September 15, 2020

Charles Wilson Love age 75 of Smithville, passed away Sunday night September 13, 2020 at his home. Mr. Love was born September 15, 1944 to his parents, the late Charlie and Louvella Love. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Love and sister, Judy Love Merriman. Mr. Love was a Baptist and a sports enthusiast. Mr. Love is survived by nephew, Don Merriman of Smithville; niece, Shawna Davenport of Murfreesboro; special family, Shawn (Angela) Puckett of Smithville. Funeral services will be 1 PM Friday September 18, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Shannon Cantrell officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday September 18, 2020 at 11:AM until the time of the service at 1:pm. Due to the COVID-19, the Governors Executive Orders 38 and 51 Social Distancing Guidelines; Our pews in the Chapel are marked off to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 100 -125 people for the service, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise Social Distancing. The Funeral Home Lounge is Closed and NO Food or Drinks are allowed in the funeral home. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




Juanita Anderson

September 15, 2020

Juanita Anderson entered her heavenly home on September 14, 2020 at the age 95. The family will receive friends at Dekalb Funeral Chapel, September 17th from 11a.m.-1 p.m. with a Celebration Of Life following at 1 p.m.

Mrs. Anderson was born on October 31, 1924 to the late John and Martha Hacker. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband George Anderson, Jr. She is survived by her loving children Donna Anderson, Gail (Jim) Morrill, Karen (Mike) Kidd, John (Jamie) Anderson, Deeanna (Bill) Wall, Tim (Melody) Anderson, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and sister Gail Antonelli.

She loved the Lord with all of her heart and loved her family. She enjoyed reading and studying the Bible, cooking her family’s favorite meals and spending time with them. Her home was a warm and welcoming place to all who entered.

She was a courageous woman who exemplified grace and strength. She will be missed desperately, but never forgotten and the impact of her life will be known for generations to come.

Due to COVID 19 and Social Distancing Guidelines, our pews in the chapel are marked of to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 100-125 people for the service. We ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please follow social distancing guidelines. Our 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.




Sherry Faye Johnson Thatcher

September 11, 2020

Sherry Faye Johnson Thatcher age 59 of Smithville passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at her home.

Mrs. Thatcher was born on May 25, 1961 in Detroit Michigan to her parents, the late James & Dorothy Keene Johnson. Also preceding her in death is a sister, Karen Smith. She worked as an Ophthalmic Technician and attended Smithville First Baptist Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 1pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Andy Patterson will officiate with burial to follow at Prosperity Cemetery. There will be no visitation held prior to the services. Family and friends will gather at the funeral home at 1pm on Saturday for the funeral. Due to Covid-19 precautions, social distance measures will be observed. We are temporarily not accepting food in our kitchen facilities.

Survivors include 2 Sons, Travis (Chelsie) Bryant of Smithville & Tristan Bryant of KY. 4 Grandchildren, Tyler Bryant of Sparta, Everett Bryant of Smithville, Jackson Bryant of KY & Annabelle Bryant of Sparta. Half Brother, Ray (Frances) Daniels of Cookeville. Good Friend, Robert Bryant of Gordonsville.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.




Darlene L. Summers

September 10, 2020

Darlene L. Summers age 78, passed away Tuesday September 8, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center. She was born September 24, 1941 to her parents Delbert and Dessie Reeder. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband, James L. Summers; son Terry Austin; great-granddaughter, Trinity Faith Summers; 8 brothers and sisters. Ms. Summers worked as a store clerk and attended Allen’s Chapel United Methodist Church and Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by 3 children, Jimmy Summers, Timothy Summers (Tammy Horsley), and Patty Summers Warner (Curtis Adams) all of Smithville; grandchildren, Ricky Warner, Jr., Dustin Warner (Carrie Carol), Scott Austin, T. J. (Jo) Summers; great-grandchildren, Sean Austin, Trinton Summers, Gracie Summers, Makenna Warner; brother, Odell Reeder of Lebanon. Funeral services will be Saturday September 12, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel at 2 PM with Elder Ricky Arnold officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. Due to the COVID-19, the Governors Executive Order 38 and 51 Social Distancing Guidelines; Our pews in the Chapel are marked off to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 100-125 people for the service, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise Social Distancing. The Funeral Home Lounge is Closed and NO Food or Drinks are allowed in the funeral home. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed on DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook page. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.




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