Obituaries

Mary Atnip Roller

October 2, 2021

Mary Atnip Roller, age 58 passed away at her residence on Friday, October 1, 2021.

Mary was born on September 19, 1963 in Smithville, TN to her parents, the late Roscoe and Reba Atnip. Also preceding her in death was her husband, George Roller; 2 brothers, Randy Atnip and Eddie Atnip. She was a member of Peoples Missionary Baptist Church.

The funeral will be on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 2pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home chapel and burial will follow in Taylor Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday from 1-8pm and on Monday from 10am until the time of service at 2.

Survivors include 1 son, George Roller, Jr. and his fiance, Abbey Caldwell of Smithville 2 grandchildren, Ava and Kase Roller of Smithville; 3 sisters, Lou Dean Murphy and Rose Atnip both of Smithville, and Rachel (Aaron) Ponder of Dowelltown; 6 brothers, R.J. (Suzi) Atnip of Murfreesboro, Jerry (Betty) Atnip, Ricky (Ally) Atnip, Teddy (Lori) Atnip, Freddy (Vickey) Atnip, and Michael (Amy) Atnip all of Smithville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of services.




Branger Colt Ingram

October 1, 2021

30 year old Branger Colt Ingram of Hartsville and formerly of Alexandria died Wednesday in a work accident. He was employed as a quality inspector at Lochinvar. Ingram was also a member of the New Middleton Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1-7 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Aundra Hale and Claude and Glenda Ingram. He is survived by his wife Alexandra Dolby Ingram of Hartsville. Children, Jack Howard Ingram and Adeline Lynn Ingram. Mother, Carmellia Hale Ingram of Smithville. Father, Martin “Marty” Ingram of Lebanon. Brothers, Brandon (Lindy) Ingram of Murfreesboro and Brody (Coletta) Ingram of Smithville. Nieces and nephews, Preston, Brianna , Brooklyn, Jaxon Ingram, Jackson Fowler, Mickensey Parker, Kyleigh Lavery, Jerrica Moyer, Lucas, Hunter, Madison, and Eligah Dolby. Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Gene and Terra Dolby of Castalian Springs. Brothers-in-law, Nick (Cassie) Dolby of Alabama and Chris (Amanda) Dolby of Gordonsville. Sister-in-law, Amanda Dolby of Indiana. Special lifelong friend, Colton (Zoe) Hinson. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




James Doil (J.D.) Vantrease

September 30, 2021

James Doil (J.D.) Vantrease age 85 of Alexandria, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 28, 2021 at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville. Born Sept. 15, 1936 in Alexandria, he was the son of the late Doyle Vantrease and Ada Vantrease Willoughby. J.D. was a graduate of Liberty High School and served in the National Guard. He was a retired cabinet maker and former operator of Clara’s Dairy Mart in Alexandria. J.D. was the last surviving Charter Member of the Upper Helton Baptist Church where he was a former Deacon and Sunday school teacher. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Clara Lee Winfree Vantrease; daughters, Carol Tate and her husband, Bill of Sparta and Vivian Campbell and her husband, Tex of Alexandria; granddaughters, Lacy Hall and her husband, Bradley of Alexandria and Tera Campbell of Cookeville; great grandchildren, Mia and Noah Hall. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 at Upper Helton Baptist Church with Bro. Jimmy Arms, Bro. Thurman Seber and Bro. David Revelle officiating. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 and 11 a.m. till service time on Friday. Interment at Hunter Memorial Park. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME IN WATERTOWN IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS (615)237-9318




Kennith Layne Colwell

September 30, 2021

Mr. Kennith Layne Colwell, age 74 of the Green Hill Community, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Ascension Saint Thomas River Park in McMinnville. Mr. Colwell was a Navy veteran & a Christian.

Mr. Colwell was born on August 26, 1947 in Smithville, TN to this parents, the late Auvel & Annie Helen Reeder Colwell. He was also preceded in death by 1 brother: Billy Colwell & 1 granddaughter: Bethany Brock.

Mr. Colwell is survived by 1 daughter: Melody (Dewey) Brock of Rock Island, 2 Grandchildren: Brittany Brock (Charlie) Redmon & Cody Brock of Rock Island, 1 sister: Patty (Jerry) Cantrell, 1 Brother: Eddie Colwell all of Smithville, Sister-in-law: Joeneal Colwell of Rock Island, several nieces & nephews also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Colwell will be on Sunday, October 3 at 2pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home chapel. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 4:00 to 8:30pm, and on Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 2 pm with burial to follow in Garden of Memory in McMinnville.

In lieu of flowers, please donate a book to Eastside Elementary School in memory of Mr. Colwell. The schools phone number is 931-259-4611, and donations can be made directly through them.

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




Terry Daniel

September 30, 2021

Terry Daniel, age 68, of Woodbury passed away on September 30, 2021. He was born to his parents, Shelah & Florene Gunter Daniel on December 24, 1952 in Cannon County.

Survivors include his children, Matt (Laura) Daniel of Woodbury, Caleb (Heather) Daniel of Texas, & Skylar (Shelby) Daniel of Woodbury; Grandchildren, John Daniel, Audrey Daniel, Lilli Daniel, Case Daniel, Holt Daniel, Sara Daniel, Scarlett Daniel, & Silas Daniel; and Fiance, Pam Baumann of Smithville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Joe Daniel, Billy Daniel, Jackie Daniel, & Martha Daniel Jennings.

Terry was a member of the church of Christ and was a veteran of the Marines. He retired from transportation. He enjoyed his cows, hunting, football, and spending time with his family & friends. He loved his farm and enjoyed God’s creations with his grandchildren who called him “G-daddy”.

Funeral Services will be 4 PM Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Wood Church of Christ with Bro. Norman Pelham officiating. Interment will follow at Wood Cemetery. The family will receive friends for the visitation from 12 Noon until time of the service at 4 PM at Wood Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wood Church of Christ or the Short Mountain Volunteer Fire Department, where Terry was a founding member.

Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements




Janet Lee Hawker

September 29, 2021

Janet Lee Hawker age 62, of Smithville, passed away Monday afternoon September 27, 2021 at her home. She was born October 14, 1958 in Smithville to her parents, the late Homer and Juanita Johnson Bates. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 6 siblings, Donald Lane Bates, Sandra Bates, Wanda Kay Pack, Ronald Wayne Bates, Sheron Ann Whitworth and Tony Bates. She was a hairdresser. She leaves to cherish her memory, 1 daughter, Megan Cunningham of Liberty; 2 sons, Brandon (Sunnie Day) White of West Virginia and Braxton White of Nashville; 2 grandchildren, Lillie Rose Cunningham and Catherine Lexus Pennington; 1 brother, Kenny (Maira) Bates of Smithville; 1 sister, Thelma Martin of Smithville; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Michelle Mink. The family has chosen a direct cremation and a private service will be held at a later date. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




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