Obituaries

Hazel Neal Roberts

April 6, 2019

Hazel Neal Roberts age 86 of Smithville, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, April 4, 2019.  Everyone that knew her could say that we were blessed to have known such a special lady.  She was most definitely an angel on Earth, but now she’s a true angel.  Hazel was born November 14, 1932 to her parents, the late Henry and Bessie Melton DeLong.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Tom Neal and E.J. Roberts; 1 son, Eddie Neal; 3 step-children, Eugene Roberts, Cecil Roberts, Brenda Koontz.  She was a member of Mt. Hope The Baptist Church and recently attended Tabernacle The Baptist Church and was a long-time employee of Genesco.  She leaves to cherish her memory, Floyd (Linda) Neal of McMinnville, Rose Ellen (Larry) Stevens of Smithville, Janet (Darrel) Trapp of Dowelltown and Donna (Buddie) Robinson of Smithville; 1 step-daughter, Geraldean (Wayne) Madewell of Rock Island; 9 grandchildren, Emily (Nick) Vanatta, Joni Robinson, Kessie Robinson, Zeva Robinson, Jayrah Trapp, Jamison Trapp, Tony Neal, Marty Stevens and Sandra (Matthew) Majors; 9 step-grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild;  1 great-great grandchild; brother-in-law, Waymon Roberts of Morrison and a host of church family and friends.  Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Garry McBride and Tim Pack officiating and burial will follow in Banks Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3 p.m.  In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either Mt. Hope or Tabernacle The Baptist Churches or the Dementia Association, in memory of Ms. Hazel.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff of Intrepid Home Health Care for the love and care shown to Ms. Hazel.



Troy Jones, Jr.

April 5, 2019

88 year old Troy Jones, Jr. of Liberty passed away Friday, April 5 at St. Thomas DeKalb. He was a Baptist, employee of Smithville Manufacturing, and a farmer. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Brother Michael Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in Mt Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2 until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy Jones, Sr. and Ova Martin Jones; four sisters, Hazel Caplinger, Margaret Hendrixson, Nelle Pezzani and Gladys Slagle; and three brothers,  Buford, McKinnley, and Jimmy Jones. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Sally Maynard Jones of Liberty. One daughter, Cynthia Drake of Dowelltown.  One son, Michael and Jackie Jones of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Kevin and Deana Jones and Jason Jones all of Smithville and Troy West of Dowelltown. Five great grandchildren, Kailey Jones of Dowelltown, Asa and Asher Jones of McMinnville, Issac Magourik and Benjamin Jones both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Spring Street The Baptist Church.




Christopher Lynn Barnes

April 4, 2019

Christopher Lynn Barnes, age 47, a Ft. Mitchell, AL resident and Cannon County, TN native was born July 23, 1971 and passed away April 3, 2019 in Piedmont Atlanta Hospital following a two-month illness.

He was a special education teacher in the Muscogee County Georgia School District, member of the Church of Christ and son of Betty Barnes of the Short Mountain Community and the late Steve Barnes. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Jessie Barnes; maternal grandparents, James and Evolene Burks; and mother-in-law, Fay Wade.

Mr. Barnes was married October 6, 2009 to Julia Wade Barnes who survives. In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by son, Peyton Colt Barnes of Alabama; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Barnes of Spencer, TN; father-in-law, Jerry Wade of Phenix City, AL; uncle, Jesse Barnes, Jr. of Murfreesboro, TN; special brother, Nathan “Buddy” Brazle of the Short Mountain Community; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Andrea Wade of Phenix City, AL; three nieces, Arissa Wade, Katelyn Martin and Jessica Martin; and cousin, Marion Barnes of Odessa, TX.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Blues Hill Church of Christ with Kevin Key to officiate. Interment will follow in Blues Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Saturday and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Sunday at High’s.

Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com

High Funeral Home of McMinnville is in charge of arrangements.




Lori Ann Rigsby Nokes

April 3, 2019

Lori Ann Rigsby Nokes age 57 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday morning, April 2, 2019 at her residence.  She was born November 4, 1961 to her parents, Jackie R. and Frances Alexander Rigsby.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Glynn Nokes.  Lori was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and worked at Oster.  She is survived by her parents, Jackie R. and Frances Rigsby of Smithville; brother, Jackie Darrell Rigsby of Smithville; 2 step-sons, Toby Nokes and Brock Nokes; step-grandchildren, Jayde, Alivia, Alexis, Tayvian, Desmond, Paige, Lindsey and Justis.  The family has honored Lori’s request to be cremated and a Memorial Service will be conducted 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Ric Lee and Mike Carpenter officiating.  Visitation will be Saturday 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Tootsie Young

April 2, 2019

80 year old Tootsie Young of Smithville passed away Sunday at NHC Smithville. Young was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and retired from Federal Mogul. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chad Ramsey will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the service at 2 p.m. Young was preceded in death by parents, Leo and Etta Davidson Beck and an infant twin brother Ray Beck. Survivors include a daughter, Sheila and Kelly McCord and grandchildren, Wilson and Caroline McCord all of Alabama. A sister, Elaine Beck-Morris of Smyrna. Two brothers, Vernon and Thomas V. Beck of Texas. Several nieces, nephews, and many loving friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church in memory of Tootsie. A special thanks to the staff at NHC for the care provided to Ms. Tootsie.




Brenda Faye Alcorn

March 31, 2019

78 year old Brenda Faye Alcorn of Alexandria died Thursday at her residence. Born in Old Hickory, Alcorn was a homemaker. The family has chosen direct cremation. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene Howard Scott, Sr. and Gladys Estell Covington. Survivors include children, Steve and Cathy Alcorn of Lafayette, Jeff Alcorn of Lebanon, and Patsy Key of Alexandria. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. A brother, Gene Howard Scott, Jr. of Old Hickory and a niece, Stephanie Scott of Old Hickory. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.




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