Obituaries

Debra Ella Hayes

April 5, 2018

58 year old Debra Ella Hayes of Rock Island passed away Thursday at St. Thomas Hospital West, Nashville. She was employed by Tenneco and a member of the Shepherd of Hills Lutheran Church in McMinnville. The family has chosen direct cremation. Services will be announced at a later date. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Donald Hayes and Joyce Wilma Litchenberg Arnold; infant son; paternal grandparents, Charles and Blanche Sims Hayes; maternal grandparents, Oscar and Ella Fischer Litchenberg; uncle, Ronald Litchenberg; and aunt, Carolyn Hayes. Survivors include three sisters, Donna I. and Robby Lawson of Rock Island; Denise P. and George Noland of Claremore, Oklahoma; and Denell R. and Jason McDonald of Claremore, Oklahoma; one brother, Christopher W. and Cindy Tiepelman of San Springs, Oklahoma; two uncles, William and Sharon Litchenberg of Florissant, Missouri and David and Carolyn Litchenberg of St. Louis, Missouri. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations in memory of Debra may be made to the Shepherd of the Hills Building Fund, 4083 Yager Road, McMinnville, TN. 37110




Jerry Wayne Redmon

April 5, 2018

58 year old Jerry Wayne Redmon of Smithville passed away Thursday at Alive Hospital in Nashville. He was a Baptist and a retired assembler with Star Manufacturing. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Joel Wood will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Redmon is survived by his parents, R.L. and Earlene Redmon of Smithville; a son, Josh and Tera Redmon of Kentucky; daughter, Danielle and Cory Bowling of Bluff City, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Josie Redmon of Kentucky and Jason, Addison, and Mason Bowling of Bluff City, Tennessee; two sisters, Patricia and Amon Cantrell and Donna and Bob Smith of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




Robert Page

April 3, 2018

Robert Page age 70 of Smithville passed away Monday night at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. The funeral arrangements for Robert are incomplete and will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.




Tammy Winetta Lowe

April 3, 2018

Tammy Winetta Lowe, age 50, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at St. Thomas Dekalb Hospital. She was a native of Dekalb Co.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Lowe of Smithville; Sister, Beckie Werpecinisky of Smithville; Son, Christopher Leon Lowe of Nashville; and Niece and Nephew, Briley Werpecinisky & Kris Robinson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank & JoAnn Kelly Robinson.

Ms. Lowe worked as a Bookkeeper in Accounting and enjoyed doing artwork, especially painting and photography.

Memorial Graveside Services will be 12 Noon Saturday, April 7, 2018

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311, www.woodburyfuneralhome.net




Carol Lee Allen Brown

April 2, 2018

Carol Lee Allen Brown age 52 of Smithville passed away Saturday March 31, 2018 at her residence. She was born August 4, 1965 to her parents, the late Earl and Sandra Lee Allen. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie Lee Brown. Carol worked at Patty’s Restaurant. Survivors include 2 children, Lonnie JB (Jessica Lane) Brown and Shanna Brown (David Amberson) both of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Lilly Anne Brown, Weslin McCowan, Jayden McCowan, Rebecca Lee Brown, and Isaac Rain Magouirk; 3 sisters, Claudette Caldwell and Donna Greer both of Smithville and Tina Fay Parks of Gainesboro; 2 brothers, Steve Allen and Earl Allen, Jr. both of Gainesboro; step-mother, Debbie Allen of the Dodson Branch Community. The funeral services for Carol have not been set at this time and will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.




Gradie Lee (Bond) Hernandez

April 1, 2018

Gradie Lee (Bond) Hernandez, 70, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 30, 2018 in Riverside from Chronic Heart Failure.

She was born in Smithville, TN on April 22, 1947. She is survived by her husband of almost 48 years, John Hernandez. She leaves her daughter, Andrea Isaac and husband Jason, son Johnathan Hernandez, and granddaughters Arianna and Jennya Isaac, and June Hernandez. She is also survived by her mother, Gradie Gribble, and brothers and sisters, Joe Bond, Danny Bond, Linda Gonzales, John Bond, and Kathy Stanley.

Gradie met John Hernandez in 1968, and married in Murfreesboro, TN on June 4, 1970 at St. Rose of Lima. They were blessed with two children. Their daughter was born on August 1, 1975 and a son was born on December 14, 1976. They have three wonderful granddaughters, ages 17, 14, and 12 years old.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1968 and a Master of Science in Biology in 1970 both from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). She also earned a Master of Science in Educational Administration from California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) in 2005.

Gradie taught Mathematics at DeKalb County High School in Smithville, TN from 1970-1976. Her family moved to Riverside, CA in 1977. She began teaching Mathematics at Norte Vista High School in Riverside in 1981, and retired in 2008. After 33 years of teaching, she kept busy by spending time with her family and traveling with her husband to visit family across the United States. She also enjoyed painting and working with the California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA) and the Daughters of the American Revolutionary (DAR). Every Sunday she attended church with her husband at the Old Time Religion Baptist Church in Riverside.

Mrs. Hernandez will have a memorial at Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary in Riverside on April 20, 2018 at 11:00am. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gradies’ life. Additionally, we are proud to share that Gradie was able to help two blind people by donating both corneas. In lieu of flowers, please donate to military organizations such as the USO or DAV.




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