Obituaries

Betty Jewell Sims

January 20, 2021

Betty Jewell Sims age 86 of Smithville went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 18, 2021 at her residence. She was born June 3, 1934 to her parents, the late John and Dottie Pelfrey Handley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, former Church of God minister, Bro. Norman Sims; 2 brothers, Donald Handley and Buddy Handley. Betty was a member of the Smithville Church of God and a homemaker. She is survived by 3 children, Barry (Debbie) Sims of Sevierville, Karen (Mark) Adams of Dowelltown and Brian (Angela) Sims of Kodak; 7 grandchildren, Dylan (Heather) Sims, Aaron Sims, Amanda (Scott) Goodwin, Marla (Jim) Beshearse, Jared (Sydney) Adams, Brittany Sims and Nicholas Sims; 6 great-grandchildren, Juniper Sims, Carsyn and Cate Beshearse, Cooper and Kiptyn Goodwin and Florence Adams. Funeral services will be 1 PM Friday, January 22, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Chris Moore officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday 4 PM until 7 PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. 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 chapel are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 people for the service. The lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Lisa Georgette Peterson

January 20, 2021

Mrs. Lisa Georgette Peterson, age 59 of Smithville, TN passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Peterson was born October 13, 1961 in Smithville, TN to her parents, the late George & Ruth Young Billings. Also preceding her in death was a sister, Pam Farley. Lisa was a Special Education Teacher for the DeKalb County School System and was an Election Administrator for DeKalb County for 17 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 1pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday from 9:30am until the service time at 1pm. Due to Covid 19 precautions, social distance measures will be observed. We are not accepting food in our kitchen facilities at this time.

Survivors include her Husband of 40 years, Eric Peterson. 1 Son, Ross (Lindsey) Peterson. 2 Grandchildren- Levi & Lexi Peterson. 1 Sister- Diane (Eugene) Haley all of Smithville, TN. Bro-In-Law, Terry Farley of KY. 2 Nieces- Chandra (Joe) Adcock and Gina (Dennis) Arnold all of Smithville, TN. Several Great Nieces & Nephews, Kealah (Dylan) and their son Gauge Pelfrey, Clark Adcock, Shara Adcock, Bryson Arnold, Sam Arnold, Adam Arnold & Jordan Arnold all of Smithville, TN.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




Charlene Colwell Pipkin

January 19, 2021

Charlene Colwell Pipkin, age 91 of Lafayette, passed away Monday afternoon, January 11, 2021 at Riverview Regional Medical Center.

She was born in the Bright Hill Community of DeKalb County to C.D. and Edna Certain Colwell on March 18, 1929. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Herbert Pipkin of Lafayette, and 3 sisters, Lillian (C.A.) Robinson, Lucille (J.D. Hendrixson, and Christene (Bob) Smithson all of Smithville and 1 brother, Dr. Felty Colwell of Scottsville, Kentucky.

She is survived by son, Stan Pipkin of Lafayette, brother, Dr. Frank (Mary) Colwell, sister Rose (Paul) Dillon all of Smithville, and a sister-in-law, Sarah Colwell of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Several nieces & nephews also survive.

Memorial Services will be conducted at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Anderson & Son Funeral Home, Lafayette, Directors, 615-666-4011




Peggy Diann Adcock

January 18, 2021

Peggy Diann Adcock age 53 of Smithville passed away Sunday night, January 17, 2021 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was born June 1, 1967 to her parents, the late Reed and Joyce Redmon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband 6 months ago, Timmie Adcock; 2 brothers, James Allen and Glen Redmon; sister, Marlene Redmon. She was a member of New The Baptist Church, worked at Kingston Timers for over 20 years. Peggy is survived by her brother, David (Maria) Redmon of Chesterfield, MI; mother-in-law, Flora Mai Adcock of Smithville; 4 nephews, Jr. (Heather) Redmon, Matthew Redmon, Simon Camaj, and Rob Camaj; 1 niece, Tina Marku; aunts, Marie (Jimmy) Taylor of Smithville, Judy Montgomery of Michigan; uncles, Ernest (Linda) Redmon of McMinnville; Clyde (Bessie) Hawkins of Smithville, and Lynn Hawkins of Rockwood; several cousins and special family, Aniston and Alexis Raymond. Funeral services will be 1 PM Wednesday January 20, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Johnny Adcock officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday 4 PM until 7 PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines, we ask that you please exercise social distancing for the health and safety of everyone. The pews in the chapel are marker off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 for the service. The funeral home lounge is closed and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home at this time.




Kenneth Dwayne Goodson

January 17, 2021

Kenneth Dwayne Goodson age 47 of Liberty, passed away Wednesday January 13, 2021 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1973 in Smithville. He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Mary and Tilman Campbell; 2 brothers, Darrell and Eric Goodson; step-sister, Brenda Campbell. He was a Baptist and worked as a used car salesman. Dwayne is survived by 2 aunts, Joyce Dean Poss of Smithville and Charlene Allmon of Lebanon; 2 step-sisters, Stacy and Sandy; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Graveside services and interment will be 3 PM Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. There will not be any visitation or services at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service at 3 PM. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines, please exercise social distancing for the health and safety of everyone. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Henrietta Hale

January 16, 2021

Henrietta Hale age 97 of Smithville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday afternoon January 14, 2021 at the Webb House. She was born November 16, 1923 to her parents, the late William Henry and Flossie Parsley Young. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Hale; 4 sisters, Stella Smithson, Trudie Vickers Patterson, Evelyn Love Ervin and Inez Love; 1 brother, Jack Young and several nieces and nephews. Henrietta was a faithful member of New Life United Pentecostal Church. She owned Smithville Dress Shop for about 60 years, was a longtime member of the Smithville BP & W Club, former member of the Smithville/DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Downtown Merchants Association. Henrietta loved her community and wanted to see it flourish and grow. She was a lady that loved her family, enjoyed fixing a meal for a guest, and was a very active and independent woman. She leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Kimberly Hale Robbins of Smithville; 2 grandsons, Grant (Sarah) Robbins of Jackson, TN and Clark Robbins of Nashville; nieces, Ruth (Dan) Stirneman, Barbara Christian, Treva (Stanley) Hunt, Jackie Kay (John) Dodson, Regina Sadler, Kathy Wood (Mike) Varni, Jeanette Smithson, Melba Wood and Pete; nephews, Kent (Barbara) Smithson, Tim and Mark Young, Wayne (Cheryl) Wood, Larry (Sue) Taylor and Dudley Taylor and lots of cousins. Funeral services celebrating her life will be 11:AM Saturday January 23, 2021 at New Life United Pentecostal Church with Bros. Dwayne Cornelius, Dan Stirneman, Michael Hale and her grandson, Grant Robbins officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 3 PM until 6 PM and Saturday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to New Life United Pentecostal Church Building Fund, in memory of Henrietta. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




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