Obituaries

Roscoe Burton Rigsby

March 7, 2019

Mr. Roscoe Burton Rigsby age 91 of Dowelltown, TN, died Wednesday, March 06, 2019, at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville, TN. He was born April 13, 1927, in Van Buren County, TN, was a retired farmer, a World War II/U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, and a member of Cumberland Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Rigsby was preceded in death by parents Ewin Oliver and Laura Mae Pack Rigsby, first wife Betty Jean Rogers Rigsby, son Paul Dwaine Rigsby, sisters Nina Mae Rigsby and Inez Faye Martin, and a brother Ewin O. Rigsby, Jr.

Survivors include his wife Marie Allen Rigsby, his children Bruce (Peggie) Rigsby, Diana (Ernest) Burdett, and Deborah (Timothy) Wanamaker, daughter-in-law Sharon Rigsby Mooneyham, and brothers George Lee Rigsby and Eugene (Pat) Rigsby. Nine grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

Funeral service is 3:00 P.M. Saturday, March 09, 2019, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Dennis Deweese and Bro. Tony Smedley officiating. Interment will follow at Long Cemetery in Van Buren County. Military grave rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 173 and V. F. W. Post 5064. The Rigsby Family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. and again Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 931-473-6606.




Eddie Taylor

March 6, 2019

60 year old Eddie Taylor of Smithville passed away Tuesday at St. Thomas West in Nashville. He was a Baptist and a self-employed drywall installer. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Steve Taylor will officiate and burial will be in the Young Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Mason and Lillie Lucille Pollard Taylor and a brother, Donnie Taylor. Survivors include a daughter, Olivia Taylor; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Allison Taylor; three grandchildren, Cassidy Orcutt, Landon Hutchins, and John Luke Taylor all of Smithville. One sister, Deloris Haggard of Baxter. One brother and sister-in-law, Beecher and Betty Taylor of Smithville. Eight nieces and nephews, James Taylor of White County, Steve Taylor of Pikeville, Mike Taylor of McMinnville, John Haggard and Chris Haggard both of Baxter, Angie Moore and Charlene Hallum of Smithville and Amy Rogers of Baxter. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




Duane Alden Dillard

March 5, 2019

Duane Alden Dillard age 62 of Smithville and a native of Madison Heights, MI., passed away Tuesday morning March 5, 2019 at his residence. He was born March 6, 1956 to his parents, the late Howard and Jo Deane Robinson Dillard. He was a Tool & Die engineer. Duane is survived by his wife Mary Dillard of Smithville; Daughter: Tia (Jessie) Adcock of Smithville; Step-children: Nina (Jon) Cabitt of Rayburn, TN, Fabian (Elizabeth) Story of Smyrna, Valerie Story of Brush Creek; Grand-children: Caven Ponder, Caitlyn Adcock; Step-Grandchildren: Fletcher Cabitt, Sabrina Cabitt, Thomas Story, Landon Story; Sister: Sandra Dildine of Sparta; Brother: Kerry (Diane) Dillard of Troy, Michigan, David Dillard of Smithville; Special Great-Aunt: Amy Robinson. A memorial visitation will be held Monday March 11, 2019 from 2 PM until 4 PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. In addition to flowers, donations can be made to Relay for Life of DeKalb County in memory of Duane. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Jerry Anthony “Tony” Bogle

March 4, 2019

Jerry Anthony “Tony” Bogle age 63 of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning, March 3, 2019 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was born April 8, 1955 to his parents the late Cleason and Birdie Lee Herman Bogle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Johnny Farless and 2 sisters, Judy Stroud and Wanda Shoemake. He was a painter and a Baptist. Tony is survived by 1 daughter, Keisha Farless (Charles Young) of Smithville; 1 step-daughter, Amanda Stanley of Smithville; 2 grandchildren, Montana Farless and Fiancé, Ethan Lomas and Mckenzie Turner; 1 great-granddaughter, Emily Rose; 2 Sisters, Jan Davenport of Liberty, Ann (Billy Joe) Cripps of Dowelltown; 3 Brothers, Ralph (Laurel) Bogle, Joe (Vicky) Bogle and Tommy Bogle all of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 2:PM Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Leonard Herman officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 3 PM until 8 PM and Tuesday 9 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements




Eddie Ray Sutton

March 2, 2019

Eddie Ray Sutton age 64 of Smithville, passed away Friday morning, March 1, 2019 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville,   He was born May 7, 1954 to his parents, the late William Edward and Rose Lee Dyer Sutton.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 sister, Tommie Campbell.  Eddie was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church, a maintenance mechanic and owned a janitorial service.  Eddie coached in youth sports for many years and enjoyed coaching every sport.  He is survived by his wife, Peggy Sutton of Smithville; 8 children, Casey (Susie) Sutton of Sparta, Dustin (Lindsey) Hedgecoth of Cookeville, April (Craig) Hale of Smithville, Barry (Marti) Hedgecoth of Cookeville, Corey Sutton of Eldora, Colorado, Jesse (Carissa) Sutton of Virginia Beach, VA, Riley Sutton of Smithville and Cheyenne Sutton of Smithville; 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Janice (Dewey) Bowman of Cookeville.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Johnny Fox and John Carpenter officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be on Monday 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.



Lee Hendrix

March 2, 2019

29 year old Lee Hendrix of Smithville passed away Friday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Chapel of  Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Jordan Atnip and Chad Ramsey will officiate.  Visitation will be Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 4 p.m. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Berlie and Ruby Hendrix and great grandmother Freda Cantrell. Survivors include his parents, Farron and Gayla Hendrix of Smithville. Sisters, Ali Hendrix of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands and Abigail Hendrix Wilbur and her husband Matthew of Smithville. Grandparents, Freddy and Linda Colvert and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, you may make donations to Haven of Hope or to the DeKalb County Recovery Court.




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