Shirley Frances Cook
November 14, 2019
83 year old Shirley Frances Cook of Smithville passed away Tuesday at St. Thomas West Hospital. She was retired from Kingston Timers and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Mansell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the funeral at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlo Cook; parents, Cecil and Maggie Green Walker; granddaughter, Emily Cripps; four brothers, J.B., Charles, Cordell, and Dwight Walker; and three sisters, Melba Walker, Lear Arnold, and Fay Griffin. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah and Danny Young and Crystal Petty; three sons, Jeff and Linda Cook, Johnny and Rachel Cook, and David Cook and Gerwin Cook all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Greg and Melissa Young, Angela and David Cantrell, Joshua Cook, Kendall Petty, Kallie Petty, and Aja Cook. Six great grandchildren and three brothers, Douglas Walker, Jerry and Patti Walker and Ronnie and Brenda Walker all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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.
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.