September 29, 2019
There was a glad reunion on Friday, September 27, 2019 as Delores June Lewis was called home to be with the Lord. We are so happy that her suffering is over, her sight is restored, and she is having the time of her life with loved ones who have gone before. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Hartford Jennings Lewis; parents, Willie Houston and Hattie Cripps and her sister, Willa Dean Cripps Kellar (Charles). June was born September 11, 1934 in Dowelltown, TN.
Those left behind who rejoice in her new abundant life include children, Ivana Lewis Smith (Mike), Penny Lewis Howerton (Dennis), and Mark Lewis (Chari); grandchildren, G. Casey Smith (Molly), Evan Hunter Smith, Andrew Jennings Howerton (Brooke), and William Hartford Lewis; great-grand children, Greyson Reese Smith, Charlie Wren Smith, and Elijah Kapherr; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.
In her 85 years, she milked cows, harvested fruits and vegetables from her garden, was an accomplished seamstress, sang in the church choir, taught Sunday School and Bible School, made the best cream style corn and blackberry cobbler in Tennessee, panned for gold in Alaska and was a great conversationalist.
“Moma June” was an excellent caregiver for her family and numerous other families in her community as she babysat children in her home for over 50 years. She was a consistent disciplinarian and taught “her children” about Jesus. She was smart, beautiful, loyal, extremely frugal, and a great role model. Moma June will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and church.
Visitation with family and friends will be held at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lebanon, TN on Monday, September 30, 2019 1:00-3:00 with a Celebration of Life immediately following at 3:00 led by Rev. Kevin Medlin. Internment will be at Salem Cemetery in Liberty, TN with Rev. Mike Smith officiating . Mrs. Lewis will be carried by family pallbearers, Mark Lewis, Mike Smith, Dennis Howerton, Casey Smith, Evan Smith, and Andrew Howerton with Greyson Smith, William Lewis and Elijah Kapherr serving as honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements will be handled by Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lebanon Cumberland Presbyterian Building Fund. Special thanks to Bright Star Senior Care, Hospice of Chattanooga, and special caregivers, Brooke and Lauren.
HUNTER FUNERAL HOME, Watertown (615)237-9318
September 27, 2019
Thomas Richard Ryan, Jr.
September 27, 2019
70 year old Thomas Richard Ryan, Jr. of Smithville passed away Wednesday at St. Thomas Midtown. He was a carpenter. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Richard Ryan, Sr. and Helen Marie Wright Ryan. Survivors include a son, Jeremy David Ryan of Smithville. A daughter, Jennifer and Joseph Allen of New York and four grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
David Mark Hamilton
September 26, 2019
33 year old David Mark Hamilton of Silver Point passed away September 11 at Center Hill Campground. He was a carpenter. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Anthony Hamilton. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Tena and JD Russell of Silver Point. Three children, Gracie and River Hamilton of Baxter and Gavin Cook of White Bluff. One sister, Heather and Ryan Layne of Algood. Two brothers, Jeremy and Josh Russell of Knoxville and grandmother, Margie Durham of Algood. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. No visitation will be held at the funeral home.
Fae Bonnie Street
September 26, 2019
87 year old Fae Bonnie Street of Smithville passed away Tuesday at her residence. She was a member of the Latter Day Saints and a tin inspector with Kaiser Steel. The funeral will be at Fontana Mortuary in California and burial will follow in Riverside National Cemetery in California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Street; a son, Jeffery Street; a sister, Mary Hill; a brother, Rex Christenson; and a niece Debbie Christenson. Survivors include a son, Randy and Margaret Street of Smithville. A daughter, Sharon and Tim Titus of Arizona and six grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
September 26, 2019
A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Nick Apple, 62, of Smithville, Tennessee passed away peacefully at his home September 26, 2019 with his family present. He had bravely confronted and fought cancer.
Nick was born on July 5, 1957 in Nashville, TN and attended Tennessee Tech University and went on to work with Nashville Electric Service for 32 years. On May 12, 1984, he married Claire Wilson and raised three children, daughters, Courtney, Rosemary and son, Connor.
Nick loved his family, home, community and church. He enjoyed spending time on the lake, singing with friends, traveling and woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Apple, Sr, and is survived by his wife of 35 years, Claire Apple, daughter Courtney Dillard and husband Lance of Smithville, TN, daughter Rosemary Fields and husband Ryan of Baxter, TN, son Connor Apple of Cookeville, TN; three grandchildren, Ellie, Laney and Bo Dillard. Mother, Margaret Apple; sisters Belinda Anderson and Vicki Dorton all of Nashville, niece, Stephanie Richerson, nephews Clint Goodrum, Brent Goodrum and Brandon Anderson.
Visitation will be held at Smithville First Assembly of God on Saturday, October 5 from 9am-11am with a Celebration of Life service following at 11am at the church. Pastors, Iain Swisher and Bill Wilson will be the officiants.
Memorials in Nick’s memory may be made to Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville 37203
Special thanks Tennessee Oncology and Alive Hospice for his excellent care this past year.
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