Obituaries

Delores Irene Jones

June 17, 2020

Delores Irene Jones age 86 of Smithville, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born July 9, 1933 to her parents, the late Everett and Gertrude Doran Allsop. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Richard Jones; son, Charles V. Jones; siblings, Junior Allsop, William Allsop, Joseph Allsop, Ruby Dunaway and Sweed Allsop. Ms. Delores was a homemaker and a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. She leaves to cherish her memory 2 children, Richard Reed Jones of Crossville and Janet (Kevin) Felts of Tullahoma; 1 grandson, Trent Jones of Knoxville; 1 great-granddaughter, Nora Jones; 1 sister, Helen Spicer of Prescott Valley, AZ. The family has chosen a direct cremation and there will be a Memorial Service held at a later date. The date and time of the service will be announced once it has been set. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Joyce Monzell Lewis

June 15, 2020

Smithville, TN resident and Cannon County, TN native Joyce Monzell Lewis, age 85, was born January 25, 1935 and died June 14, 2020 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville, TN following an extended illness.

A homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late Belford and Kathleen Young Lewis. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Don Ray Lewis and daughter-in-law, Debbie Reuhland Lewis.
She is survived by four children and spouses, Ronald and Carol Lewis of McMinnville, Russell Lewis of Murfreesboro, TN, Jimmie and Teresa Lewis of Woodbury, TN and Gretchen and Carl Byford of Smithville, TN; ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Jerry Foster of Montana; and four nieces and nephew also survive.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Mt. View Cemetery with Brock Lillis officiating. There will be no visitation at High’s. Friends are to meet at the cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com.

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Ella Marie Roark Reeder

June 12, 2020

Ella Marie Roark Reeder age 58 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning, June 8, 2020 at her residence. She was born February 10, 1962 to her parents, the late James and Bessie Cassell Davidson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Reeder and 1 son, Rusty Roark. Ella was a former restaurant owner. Survivors include 1 daughter, Christina Ervin of Monroeville, AL; 5 grandchildren, Tessa, Kaden, Jack, Spencer and Ezra Ervin; companion, Toby Biggs of Smithville; 2 brothers and 1 sister. There will be a Private Graveside service held at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Martha Ann Tisdale

June 12, 2020

Martha Ann Tisdale age 76 of Lebanon passed away Wednesday evening, June 10, 2020 at her residence. She was born December 10, 1943 to her parents, the late Hobert O. Tisdale and Martha Jane Linder Tisdale Kelly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Herman Kelly; son, Clevie Petty; grandson, Dylan Petty; brother, Billy Tisdale and sister, Darlene Tisdale. Ms. Tisdale was a Master Barber and owned and operated the Ideal Barber Shop in Lebanon for many years; she was a member of the Lebanon-Wilson Chamber of Commerce and was a Christian. She leaves to cherish her memory 5 children, Sylvia Petty of Smithville, Tony Petty and Denise Garcia both of Lebanon, Homer Petty and Mark Petty both of Smithville; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; 3 brothers, Bobby Tisdale and Hobert Tisdale, Jr. both of Lebanon and Ricky Tisdale of Carthage; 1 sister, Nancy Tisdale of Lebanon and several nieces and nephews. Due to COVID-19, the Governors Executive Order 38 and Social Distancing Guidelines; Our pews in the Chapel are marked off to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 100-125 people for the service, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise Social Distancing. The Funeral Home Lounge is Closed and NO Food or Drinks allowed in the funeral home. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:AM Saturday, June 13, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Smith officiating and burial follow in Adcock Cemetery. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed on DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook page. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 4 PM until 7 PM and Saturday 9AM until the time of the service at 11AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Dorothy Young Hale

June 9, 2020

Mrs. Dorothy Young Hale age 88 of Smithville passed away Monday afternoon, June 8, 2020 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital.

She was born on May 14, 1932 in DeKalb County to her parents, the late Dibrell & Lula Curtis Young. Also preceding her in death are her 2 brothers, Hugh Morris Young & John Robert Young. Mrs. Hale was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church, she was a former Avon Representative and was retired from Kingston Timers.

Survivors include her Daughter, Pamela Hale and a Son, Craig Hale both of Smithville. Sister, Bessie Hendrix of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Mary Young of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and special friends, Brenda Anderson & Edie Lasser both of Smithville also survive.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 2pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Joel Wood & Bro. Bill Robertson will officiate with burial following at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday from 5-8pm & again on Thursday, from 10am until the service time at 2pm. Due to Covid-19 precautions, social distance measures will be observed.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.




Linda Charles Steinmark

June 9, 2020

Linda Charles Steinmark age 64 of Sparta and native of Smithville, passed away Saturday morning, June 6, 2020 at her residence. She was born December 19, 1955 to her parents Will Charles Johnson and Gertrude “Dollie” Ferrell Turner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathryn Michelle Prater Carr; sister, Irene Johnson Bain and brother, Dale Bain. She worked in factories and was an entrepreneur. Linda was a affiliated with The Apostolic Ark. Survivors include 1 daughter, Donna Prater Bogle of Sparta; 4 grandchildren, Nathan Neal, Destiny Herron, Bailey Pack and Kaleb Bogle; 4 great-grandchildren, Audrey Herron, Kyle Bell, II, Tucker Merriman and Corbin Claude; 2 sisters, Peggy Dyer of Sparta and Joann Meece of Dowelltown; 1 brother, Randy (Donna) Massa of Smyrna; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted 2 PM Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Randy Massa officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. Due to COVID-19, the Governors Executive Order 38 and Social Distancing Guidelines; Our pews in the Chapel are marked off to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 100-125 people for the service, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise Social Distancing. The Funeral Service will be live-streamed on DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




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