Obituaries

Jarvis Trapp

December 10, 2020

Jarvis Trapp age 60 of McMinnville, passed away Sunday December 6, 2020 in McMinnville. He is survived by his siblings, Judy Agee, Jerry (Faye) Trapp, Jackie Trapp, Johnny Trapp, Joe Trapp and Jimmy Trapp; several nieces and nephews also survive. Jarvis worked in farming and nursery. The family has chosen a direct cremation and his cremains will be buried at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with a graveside memorial service held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Linda Jane Fitts Shaw

December 10, 2020

Linda Jane Fitts Shaw age 78 of Smithville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon December 8, 2020 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. She was born March 15, 1942 to her parents, the late Thomas and Dorothy Payne Fitts. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Shaw, Sr.; 1 son, Michael Shaw; granddaughter, Macie Lynne Shaw; 2 sisters, Doris Roberts and Maggie Parsley; 1 brother, Thomas Fitts, Jr. Linda was a member of the Dillon Street Baptist Church. She worked many years at the Alexandria Shirt Factory and then retired from Teneco Automotive. She leaves to cherish her memory, 1 son, Billy (Ann) Shaw, Jr of Murfreesboro; 3 grandsons, Brandon (Sarah) Shaw and Ethan (Rachel) Shaw both of Cookeville and Dylan Shaw of Baxter; 5 step-grandchildren, Ryan, Riley, Ellie, Erin and Millie O’boyle all of Murfreesboro; 2 great-grandchildren, Carson and Adah Shaw; 3 brothers, Elmer (Mickey) Fitts of Alexandria, Billy (Betty) Fitts of Watertown and Jimmy (Lynn) Fitts of Crossville; 1 sister, Tammy of Defeated Creek; several nieces and nephews also survive. Due to COVID-19, the family is having a Graveside Service 12 Noon Friday December 11, 2020 at New Hope Cemetery. It is asked that everyone please exercise social distancing and please no handshaking or hugging at the service for the health and safety of everyone. There will not be any visitation or services at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the service at 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice, in memory of Ms. Linda. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Ms. Billie Bing Robinson

December 10, 2020

Ms. Billie Bing Robinson, age 100 of Smithville, TN passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Ascension St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital.

Ms. Billie was born on May 10, 1920 in Smithville, TN to her parents, the late Bill and Ova Summers Bing. Also preceding her in death is her Husband, Erbie Robinson and Son, Kent Robinson. Grandsons, Kyle and Kenny Robinson. Sisters, Bertie Gill, Jessie Smith and Ova Doris Bing. Brother, W.H. “Dub” Bing. Nephews-in-law, Bill Higham and Lloyd Black. She was retired from Kent Robinsons Marathon Service Station and was a member of the New Life United Pentecostal Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 1pm at the New Life United Pentecostal Church. Bro. Dwayne Cornelius and Bro. Keith Huling will officiate with burial to follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday from 2pm-6pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and on Friday from 10am until the service time at 1pm at the church. Due to Covid-19 precautions, social distance measures will be observed. We are not accepting food in our funeral home kitchen facilities.

Survivors include her Son, Kerry “Bebo” Robinson of Smithville, TN. Grandsons, Mark Robinson and Kevin Robinson both of Smithville, TN. Great Grand Daughter, Maggie Robinson of Smithville, TN. Sister, Betty Smith of Smithville, TN. Nieces, Debra Black and Sue Higham both of Smithville, TN and Judy (Bob) Harden of Maryland. Nephew, Bobby (Karen) Gill of Maryland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kenny & Kyle Robinson Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of Ms. Billie.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements




Ms. Billie Cook

December 10, 2020

Ms. Billie Burton Cook age 92 of Smithville and a long-time resident of Liberty, passed away Wednesday afternoon December 9, 2020 at The Webb House in Smithville. She was born February 11, 1928 to her parents, the late Hershel and Artie Cantrell Burton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hoyte Cook; daughter, Tammy Knowles; 2 sisters, Louise Burton Evans and Johnnie Burton Hobson. Billie was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and worked at Timers, Westinghouse and the shirt factory. She leaves to cherish her memory a son-in-law, Kenneth Knowles of Smithville; granddaughter, Hillary Knowles of Smithville; 2 great-grandsons, Gunner Barfield-Knowles and Teagan Agee; special niece, Gina Jennings Denman of Smithville and niece, Cynthia Hobson Shannon of Huntsville; nephew, Randy Hobson of Fayetteville, TN. Funeral services will be 2PM Friday, December 11, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. Our pews are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 people for the service. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Salem Cemetery or Smithville First Baptist Church, in memory of Ms. Billie. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Johnathan (John Hardy) Lesley Lewis

December 5, 2020

Johnathan (John Hardy) Lesley Lewis age 41 of Smithville, was released from this life on Wednesday December 2, 2020 at his residence in Smithville. He was a very kind person and helped everyone he cam in contact with. He loved all kinds of music and classic automobiles. John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dudley and Juanita Carrick Lewis and Fred and Ruth Augustin Pelham; special aunt, Gail McCulla Pelham; 2 first cousins, Glen W. Waggoner and Michael Pelham; 1 nephew, Brannon Rochefort; 2 uncles, Glen A. Waggoner and Alfred Robert Helmut Pelham; his father, Paul Dudley Lewis, I. Those left to cherish his memory are include his mother, Helen Pelham Lewis Lowry of Smithville; 3 brothers, Dudley (Annette) Lewis of McMinnville, Eric (Angel) Lewis of Morrison and Victor Lewis of Smithville; 1 sister, Amber (Kris) Orlando of Cookeville, 2 aunts, Brenda Davis of Algood and Pamela Yates of McMinnville; 1 son, Gabe Lewis and his mother, Lori Crook Lewis of Smithville; 2 daughters, Indra and Amiya Lewis and his girlfriend, Bridgett Atnip of Smithville; many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, friends and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be 1 PM Saturday, December 5, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery in McMinnville. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 11 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The pews in the funeral home chapel are marked off to allow 100-125 people for the service. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home at this time. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Bobby Lewis “Stub” Martin

December 3, 2020

Bobby Lewis “Stub” Martin, 79, of Smithville, TN passed away November 30, 2020 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN surrounded by his wife and children.

Bobby was born September 29, 1941 to the late Malcolm and Elizabeth Martin. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by a daughter Ginger Kay Martin, brother Thomas Martin, and sister Mackie Ann Emmert.

Bobby leaves behind his wife of 54 years Thelma Bates Martin, son Christopher Lewis Martin, granddaughter Kaylee Elizabeth Martin of all Smithville, and daughter Misty Rose and Larry Bulawsky of St. Louis, Missouri.

Stub was a long-time resident of DeKalb County, member of the United States Army, co-owner of DeKalb Auto Parts, an avid reader, outdoorsman, and dedicated father, grandfather, and husband.

According to his wishes, Stub will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. The family asks that donations be made to the Justin Potter Library or the Smithville Church of Christ Day School in lieu of flowers.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




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