Obituaries

Reba Mae Knowles

April 24, 2020

Mrs. Reba Mae Knowles age 93 of Smithville passed away Friday morning, April 24, 2020 at the Webb House Retirement Home.

She was born on April 8, 1927 in Smithville to her parents, the late Everett & Wilma Taylor Poss. Mrs. Reba was a member of Mt. View The Baptist Church and was retired from the DeKalb County School System having worked at the Middle School.
In accordance with the Governors Executive Order Number 17 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public visitation. Private Graveside Services for the family will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Young Bend Cemetery. Bro. Dwight Knowles will officiate.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Clifton Knowles. Daughter, Sandra Knowles & 3 Brothers, Clifton, Mason & Glynn Poss. Survivors include her Son, Dwight (Donna) Knowles & Daughter, Vickie Knowles both of Smithville. 2 Grandchildren, Shelly (Chad) Jennings & Jared (Karen) Knowles both of Smithville. 4 Great Grandchildren, Hunter & Emma Jennings, Isaac & Katherine Knowles. Brother, Dean Poss of Smithville. Sister, Wanda (Edd) Hidgon of Gallatin. Sisters- in- law, John Ann Poss of Smithville, Peggy Poss & Ina Mae Cantrell both of Nashville. Several Nieces & Nephews also survive.

In addition to flowers, donations can be made to the Young Bend Cemetery Fund in memory of Mrs. Reba.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.




Calvin “Casey” Jones

April 22, 2020

Mr. Calvin “Casey” Jones age 76 of Smithville passed away Wednesday morning, April 22, 2020 at his residence.

Calvin was born on December 19, 1943 in Sacramento, CA to his parents the late J.C. & Rebecca Lowery Jones. Also preceding him in death is his son, James Brian Jones. Calvin had just recently retired from a lifelong career of farming. He was a member of the DeKalb County Cattleman’s Association, a former board member of the DeKalb Farmers Co-op & he was of the Baptist faith.

In accordance with the Governors Executive Order Number 17 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public visitation. Private Graveside services for the family will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Beverly Tittsworth Jones of Smithville. 2 Daughters, Tamera (Brad) Vaughn of Lebanon & Pam Baumann (Terry Daniel) of Smithville. 3 Grandchildren, Brian Baumann of Smithville, Ashley (James) Smith of Mt. Juliet & Allen Ivey of Mt. Juliet. 3 Great Grandchildren & the loves of his life, Anniston Ivey, Preston & Madison Smith. Sister, Susan Young of Smithville. Special Nieces & Nephews also survive.

In addition to flowers donations can be made to the DeKalb County Cattleman’s Association for a Scholarship Fund in memory of Calvin.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.




Glenda Fay Good

April 21, 2020

Glenda Fay Good age 90 of Lascassas and formerly of Smithville, went home to be with the Lord Monday morning, April 20, 2020 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro. She was born September 30, 1929 to her parents, the late James Paul and Edna Irene Robbins Jones. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Good, Sr., 2 sisters, Wanda Ryan and Doris Ward, 2 brothers, Carl Jones and Earl Jones. She was a member of the Belle Aire Baptist Church and a homemaker. She leaves to cherish her memory 4 children, Linda (Dave) Clark of Murfreesboro, Gary (Phyllis) Good of Smithville, Carl (Michelle) Good, Jr. of Lascassas and Debbie Shelton Driver (Roger Young) of Smithville; 8 grandchildren, Brianne (Ernest) Smith of Murfreesboro, Debora (Kyle) McLaughlin of Atlanta, Jack (Beth) Good of Lascassas, Abby (Craig) Watson of Smithville, Kristen (Jon) Bloom of Bell Buckle, Kyle Good of Lascassas, Nikki Beckham of Smithville and Jennifer Chapman of Smithville; 14 great-grandchildren, Mallory Smith, Ethan Smith, Lily McLaughlin, Ella McLaughlin, Sophia McLaughlin, Laura Good, Hillis Bloom, Davis Bloom, Kylie Good, Sophie Good, Piper Good, Whitleigh Chapman, Bradey Hughes, Carleigh Beckham; 3 sisters, Norma Evans of Missouri, Ann Isbell of Michigan and Marilyn Hunt of Missouri; 2 brothers, Jim Jones of Michigan and Bill Jones of Florida; 3 special nieces and nephew, Ann Pointer, Pegg McCrary, Jerry McCrary; several nieces and nephews. Due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Executive Order and CDC distancing guidelines, the family will have a Private Graveside Service on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Haven of Hope or to the charity of your choice in memory of Ms. Glenda. Condolences can be made to the family on the funeral home website or you may mail sympathy cards to the funeral home at P.O. Box 634, Smithville, TN 37166 and we will give them to the family. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Priscilla Ann Lattimore

April 21, 2020

Priscilla Ann Lattimore age 60 of Smithville, passed away Friday night, April 17, 2020 at her residence in Smithville. She was born August 14, 1959 in Smithville. Priscilla Ann was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren and her step-father, Tiny Pedigo. She was affiliated with Outreach Baptist Church and worked many years at NHC HealthCare and lastly at Smithport Cabinetry. She is survived by 5 children, Sabrina Lattimore (Bobby Knox) , Sara (J.W.) Brown, Mark (Kathy) Lattimore and Serena (Sammy) Cardin all of DeKalb County and Silvia Hawkins of Indiana; 8 grandchildren; mother, Rosie Pedigo of Smithville; 8 siblings, Robert Cox, Chris Cox, Joe Cox, Phyllis Walker, Martha Cunningham, Brenda Bratcher, Teresa Murphy and Trudie Matthews; several nieces and nephews also survive. The family has honored Ms. Lattimore’s request to be cremated and no services are planned. The family would like to extend a special “Thank You’ to the staff at NHC HealthCare and Avalon Hospice for the love and care shown to Priscilla Ann during this time. Condolences may sent through the funeral home website to the family. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Mary John Burton Hobson

April 16, 2020

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Mary John Burton Hobson, age 98, of Ardmore, Tennessee. Johnnie passed away peacefully at her residence on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Born on October 24, 1921 in Smithville, Tennessee, she was the daughter of John Hershel Burton and Alta Lura Cantrell Burton. Johnnie met her husband, Ike Gowen Hobson, and they moved to Ardmore, Tennessee in 1963 where they enjoyed raising their family and being part of the Ardmore community.

Johnnie was a homemaker and a faithful member of the Ardmore United Methodist Church. She dearly loved her church family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Johnnie is survived by a daughter, Cynthia (Gerry) Shannon of Huntsville, AL; a son, Randy (Kathy) Hobson of Fayetteville, TN; grandchildren Kylie (Tayler) Bisignani of Birmingham, AL; Haley (Brandon) Johnson of Columbus, MS; Heidi (John) Richardson of Fayetteville, TN; Auburn Hobson of Fayetteville, TN; and Anna Lindsay (Jason) Keen of Brentwood, TN; great-grandchildren Holt Richardson, Amelia Kate Richardson, Ben (Bekah) Rambo, Whitt Hobson, Liam Hobson, Porter Keen, Sadie Keen, Tripp Keen, Brady Johnson, baby London Atwell Bisignani arriving in June; and sibling, Billie Doris Cook of Smithville, TN.

In addition to her parents, Johnnie was preceded in death by her husband, Ike Gowen Hobson, and a sister, Jodi Louise Evans.

A private family service will be held for Johnnie with Rev. Debbie Eubanks of Ardmore United Methodist Church officiating with burial following in the Gatlin Cemetery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public gathering at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Ardmore United Methodist Church, 26557 Main Street, Ardmore, TN 38449 or the Ardmore Food Bank, P.O. Box 142, Ardmore, TN 38449.




Cheryl Lynn Phaup Owen

April 15, 2020

Cheryl Lynn Phaup Owen age 65 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday night, April 14, 2020 at her residence. She was born September 1, 1954 in Ferndale, Michigan to her parents, the late Kenneth Roy and Doris Jean Porter Phaup. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Danny and William Phaup. Cheryl was of the Baptist Faith and worked in Education in the DeKalb County School System as an Education Assistant and most recently as a Supervisor at LBJ & C Headstart in Smithville. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, James Owen of Smithville; 3 children, James Lynn Owen, Jessica Renee Owen and Ashley Nicole Owen all of Smithville; grandchildren, Christian James Owen, Haylea Elizabeth Owen, Colton Ryan Owen; 1 brother, Lawrence Phaup and 2 step-sisters, Brooke Degregorio and Michelle Phaup. Due to the Covid-19 and the Governor’s Executive Order, the family will have a Private Graveside Service at DeKalb Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, you can either call or mail the donations to the funeral home. You may also send condolences on the funeral home website or mail any sympathy cards to the funeral home at P.O. Box 634, Smithville, TN 37166. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




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