Obituaries

Tony Lewis Higgins

May 27, 2020

Tony Lewis Higgins age 74 of Smithville, passed away Tuesday May 26, 2020 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was born March 30, 1946 to his parents, the late Hamen and Gladys Lester Higgins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Trudie Higgins; brothers, Robert (Janie) Higgins and Charles (Beth) Higgins and brother-in-law, Dale Rock. He was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church and a U.S. Marine Corp Veteran. Tony was the owner of DeKalb Cemetery and a grave digger. For many years Tony was a truck driver and a bus driver and mechanic with the DeKalb County School System. He is survived by his wife, Diann Rock Higgins of Smithville; 2 sons, Bobby Higgins and Fiancé Lisa Reed of Woodbury and Barry (Rhonda) Higgins of Lebanon; 4 grandchildren, Cody Higgins, Hunter Higgins, Tony Higgins and PVT Colton Higgins; 1 great-grandson, Parker Higgins; 4 step-children, Michelle Overstreet, Jamie Johnson, Jamie Vickers and Amie Knight; 8 step-grandchildren, Riley Overstreet, Lexie Overstreet, Jacob Johnson, Trent Vickers, Brent Vickers, Brandi O’Connor, Matthew Knight and Miranda Knight; 4 brothers, Jerry (Harriet) Higgins of Joelton, Carl (Diane) Higgins of Englewood, Donald and James Higgins both of Dickson; brother-in-law, John (Debbie) Rock of Hammond, IN; sisters-in-law, Elaine Rock of Smithville and Glenda (Dan) Foster of Birmingham, AL; several nieces and nephews also survive. Due the COVID-19, the Governor’s Guidelines and Social Distancing Guidelines, Funeral Services will be 3 PM Friday, May 29, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be Friday 11:AM until the time of the service at 3 PM. Anyone attending is asked to please adhere to Social Distancing for the health and safety of everyone. The Funeral will be Livestreamed at DeKalb Funeral Chapel Facebook page. You may send condolences to the family on the funeral home website. Any expressions of sympathy or cards may be mailed to the funeral home, and will be given to the family. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




James Grady “Jim” Moss

May 23, 2020

James Grady “Jim” Moss age 74 of Alexandria died Friday evening, May 22, 2020 at Vanderbilt-Wilson Hospital in Lebanon. Born May 9, 1946, he was the son of the late Grady and Johnnie Lee Fletcher Moss. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Janette George Moss in Nov. 19, 2019 and by sisters, Ruth Dunn and Rose Lee Braswell. Jim was a farmer and construction worker and was a member of Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his sons, Randy Moss and his wife, Kim and Greg Moss and his wife, Wendy; grandchildren, Ashlee (Nathan) Thomason, Whitney (Andy) Brelje, Jada Moss and Allen Moss; great grandchildren, Grady, Emma and Wade Thomason, Thomas, Will and Anna Brelje; sisters, Ruby Gibbs, Betty McMillen, Martha Payne and Margaret Jackson; nieces and nephews. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 25, 2020 at Brush Creek Memorial Gardens with Bro. Tim Diffenderfer and Bro. Nathan Thomason officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Monday. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME 615-237-9318.




Lloyd Kendall “Kenny” Moss, III

May 23, 2020

Mr. Lloyd Kendall “Kenny” Moss, III age 37 of Temperance Hall, TN passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Emergency Room of St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital.

Kenny was born on May 17, 1983 in Murfreesboro, TN to his parents, Lloyd Jr. “Ken” & Joy Hawkins Moss. He was a Territory Manager for North Field Medical and was of the Church of Christ Faith.

In accordance with the Governors Executive Order Number 30 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it strongly recommends the continuation of private family services. There will be no public visitation held at the funeral home. A private funeral service for the family will be on Monday, May 25, 2020 at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Cripps Cemetery in Lancaster, TN.

He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Lloyd Sr. & JoAnn Moss. Maternal Grandparents, James & Bobbie Hawkins & an infant child lost through miscarriage. Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Kandis Berg Moss of Temperance Hall, TN. 5 Children, Bralin, Kenson, Hudson, Averly & Declan Moss all of Temperance Hall, TN. Parents, Ken (Joy) Moss of Wartrace, TN. Brother, Jason (Tara) Moss of Tullahoma, TN. 2 Aunts, Linda Austin of Unionville, TN & Laura Saul of Laurel, MS. Uncle, James Hawkins of Beech Grove, TN. Father & Mother-in-law, Bradley (Linda) Berg of Sparta, TN. Several Brothers & Sisters-in-law, Nieces & Nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kenny Moss Memorial Fund for his Children at Wilson Bank & Trust or donations can be given at the Funeral Home in memory of Kenny.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.




Thomas Scott Self

May 22, 2020

Thomas Scott Self age 55 of Austin Indiana, formerly of Alexandria Tn, passed away Thursday April 30 2020 at his residence. Scott was born June 7,1964 to the late Tommy Self & Becky Herman Self. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only sister Christy Self, Grandparents Troy & Minnie Self & Hobert & Lizzie Herman. He is survived by a host of aunts, uncles & cousins. Scott retired from the U S Army with the rank of Sergeant First Class after 20 years of service. Scott’s decision for cremation has been honored, However there will be a Memorial graveside service, Saturday June 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm, at Mt Zion Baptist Church Cemetery on Lower Helton in Dekalb County, where his ashes will be placed in his family’s burial site. Military Taps to be played.




Ronnie Hale

May 21, 2020

Mr. Ronnie Morgan Hale, age 64 of Smithville passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Tri Star Centennial Medical Center.
Ronnie was born on November 11, 1955 in Smithville to his parents, the late Monnie Otis & Nannie Mae Caldwell Hale. He was of the Baptist faith and had been retired from Bridgestone.
In accordance with the Governors Executive Order Number 30 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it strongly recommends the continuation of private family services. There will be no public visitation held at the funeral home. A Private funeral service for the family will be on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home with burial to follow at Friendship Christian Cemetery in Warren County. Bro. Bernard Houk will officiate.
Survivors include his Wife: Judy Pirtle Hale of Smithville. Son: Matt and Jennifer Hale of Alabama. Daughter: Amy Hale of Nevada. 3 Grandchildren: Michael Caldwell of Smithville, Christopher Caldwell of Smithville, and Fritz Balongaro of Alabama. 4 Brothers: Monnie Hale of Florida, Lonnie and Louise Hale of Smithville, Morris and Diane Hale of Florida, Jeff and Tonya Hale of Smithville. Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: James and Ruth Pirtle of Smithville. Brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Danny, Sr. and Melissa Pirtle of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Loving pets: Amos and Barkeley.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.




Jerri Marie Spivey

May 19, 2020

43 year old Jerri Marie Spivey of Rock Island, TN passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at St. Thomas Riverpark Hospital in McMinnville, TN.

The family has chosen cremation however a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial of her remains will be at Whorton Springs Cemetery.

Ms. Jerri was a caretaker. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerome Teachout and a granddaughter, Everleigh Vincent. She is survived by 2 Daughters, Amanda Vincent & Summer Spivey (Christian Gottlied). 2 Sons, Ray (Brittany) Vincent, & Seth (Kayla) Vincent all of Smithville, TN. 2 Grandchildren, Maverick Vencent & Johnathan Gottlied both of Smithville, TN. Mother, Brenda Teachout of New York. 3 Brothers, Thomas (Barb) Moade of New York, Eric (Cheree) Teachout of Allons, TN & David (Melissa) Teachout of Kentucky. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

The family has asked that donations be made to the funeral home to help with cremation expenses in lieu of flowers.

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




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