Obituaries

Lemuel Clyde Blaine, Jr.

November 12, 2019

Lemuel Clyde Blaine, Jr. age 66 of Smithville passed away on Tuesday night, November 5, 2019 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER.  He was born November 17, 1952 to his parents, the late Lemuel Clyde and Betsy Norlee Hevener Blaine, Sr.  Mr. Blaine was a truck driver and a Baptist.  Survivors include his wife, Shirley Blaine of Smithville; step-daughter, Lacey (Ryan) Theede of Black Mtn., NC; step-grandson, Max Theede; sister, Susan Blaine of Broadway, VA and step-daughter, Connie (C.E.) Hodge of North Port, FL.  The family has honored Mr. Blaine’s request to be cremated and no services are planned.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, in memory of Mr. Blaine.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.



Inez Barrett Farler

November 8, 2019

Inez Barrett Farler age 91 of the Snow Hill Community, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville.  She was born May 5, 1928 to her parents, the late Joe and Climmie Barrett.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Farler; granddaughter, Regina Carol Fuson; 3 sisters, Hazel Cook, Eunice Barrett and Pearl Mathis; 1 brother, John B. Bailey.  Ms. Inez was a member of the Dowelltown Baptist Church, member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and a retired factory worker.  She leaves to cherish her memory, 3 children, Jerry (Theresa) Farler of Florence, AL, Jeanie (Jerry W.) Pack of McMinnville and Ramona (Dan) Fuson of Dowelltown; 9 grandchildren, Keith (Sabrina) Farler, Dallas (David) Walker, Daniel Duke, Adam Farler, Katherine (Caleb) Wade, Jerry Farler, Jr., Cherie Page, Inez Pack, James Pack; 14 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; 3 sisters, Nonnie Hunter of Ashland City, TN, Annette (Jerry) Cripps of Alexandria and Polly (Bobby) Bass of Mt. Juliet.  Graveside services and interment will be 10:AM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Salem Cemetery with Bro. Van Mathis officiating.  Visitation with the family will be on Friday 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday  from 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at which time Ms. Inez will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service.  In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Justin Potter Library in memory of Inez.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  



Luther Maxie Colwell

November 8, 2019

Luther Maxie Colwell a native of DeKalb County, passed away Thursday evening, November 7, 2019 at Lewis County Nursing and Rehab.  He was born April 19, 1952 in Smithville to his parents, the late George B. and Virgie L. Gay Colwell.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Colwell; daughter, Torie Stacey and 1 brother, Lonnie Colwell.  Maxie was retired from the State of Tennessee in the Transportation Dept.  He is survived by 1 son, Shawn Colwell of Smithville; 2 grandchildren, Taylor and Cody; 2 sisters, Fay (Tip) Melton of Killen, AL and Geneva (Jack) Tidrick of Murfreesboro; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Funeral services will be 1 P.M. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wallace Caldwell officiating and burial will follow in Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria.  Visitation will be Saturday 9 AM until the time of the service at 1 P.M..  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.



Nell Pedigo

November 8, 2019

82 year old Nell Pedigo of Murfreesboro passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at her residence. She was a retired Medical Records Manager and a United Methodist. The funeral service for Ms. Pedigo will be on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Love-Cantrell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Saturday morning from 10:00 am until the service at 11:00 am.

Ms. Pedigo was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Alexander and Lillie Stella Ferrell; two sisters, Billye Cantrell and Imogene Selby; a brother, James Ferrell; and her beloved dog, Allie. Survivors include three children, Susan (Christopher) Edwards of St. Paul, MN, Lee (Tara) Pedigo of Augusta, GA, and Patrick (Carol) Pedigo of Murfreesboro, TN; six grandchildren, Laura (Justin) Burney of Clarksville, TN, Katlyn Thomas of St. Paul, MN, Kristen (Josh) Overturf and Rachel Pedigo of Murfreesboro, TN, and Charlotte Pedigo and Samantha Pedigo of Augusta, GA; two great granddaughters, Brooklyn Burney and Presley Burney of Clarksville, TN. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.




Nelda Ann (Willoughby) McEntyre

November 6, 2019

Nelda Ann (Willoughby) McEntyre, 74, of Hixson, TN, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the Life Care Center of Red Bank in Red Bank, TN.
Mrs. McEntyre was born August 7, 1945, in Lebanon, TN to the late Ralph and Gaynelle Willoughby of Alexandria, TN. She was a graduate of Liberty High School, in Liberty, TN. and worked for many years as a hair stylist in Chattanooga, TN. Known as “Grand Nell” to her grandchildren, she was a beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church in Hixson, Tn.
Mrs. McEntyre is survived by her husband Ron McEntyre; Brother, Mac and Eva Willoughby of Alexandria, TN; Sons, Chris and Missy Tramel of Liberty, TN, Brian and Gina Tramel of Hixson, TN, and Ryan and Brenda McEntyre of Hixson, TN; Grandchildren, Jeremy Sean Tramel of Smithville, TN, Tasha Sanders of Liberty, TN, Reese and Brock Tramel of Hixson, TN, and Easton and Ellisyn McEntyre of Hixson, TN; Great-grandchildren, Aubree and Gunner Tramel of Smithville, TN; niece, Melanie and Dana Richardson of Murfreesboro, TN.
Funeral Services for Mrs. McEntyre are scheduled to be conducted on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Lane Funeral Home in Chattanooga, TN with David McNabb officiating. Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Lane Funeral Home in Chattanooga, TN, on Thursday, November,7, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM until service time at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Cynthia Marie Murphy

November 4, 2019

63 year old Cynthia Marie Murphy of Bradyville passed away Sunday at Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro. She was an RN at NHC in South Dakota. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dean Humbert and Ruth Scott; husband, Roy Murphy, Sr.; step son Waylon Farless; and step grandson Johnnie Farless. Survivors include her life partner, Ronnie Farless of Bradyville. Two daughters, Brandy and Johnnie Golden of Smithville and Rhonda Murphy of Manchester. Three step daughters, Wanda and Adam Mathis of Smithville, Chrystal Smith of Lebanon, and Amanda Lattimore of Smithville. A step son, Roy Murphy of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two brothers, Johnnie and Jack Stout of Illinois and a sister, Charlie and Bob O’Riley of Colorado. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




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