Obituaries

Joshua Rhyan Cripps

March 28, 2020

35 year old Joshua Rhyan Cripps passed away Thursday March 26, 2020, at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a construction worker. In accordance with the Executive Order Number 17 regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public visitation with the family. There will be a private graveside service for Joshua on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Linder-Hodges Family Circle Cemetery in DeKalb County with Bro. Mike Carpenter officiating.  Joshua was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Doris Cripps, and aunts, Melissa Cripps and Mary Sue Hodges Guff. He is survived by his mother, Barbara and Billy Stewart of Smithville; father, Joey and Staci Cripps of Dowelltown; sisters, Sabrina Cripps, Nicole and David Cobb, and Jessica and Barrett Holubek, all of Smithville; brothers, Justin Goodman, Marcus Cripps, and Alex Cripps, all of Smithville; maternal grandparents, Homer Hodges and Patricia Linder, of Smithville; paternal grandparents, Billy Joe and Ann Cripps, of Dowelltown; nephew, Layne Cobb; nieces, Kaydanze Cobb, Raylen Holubek, all of Smithville and Kayleigh Goodman of Alexandria. In lieu of flowers or memorials, the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. Cards for the family may be mailed to the funeral home and they will be delivered to the family.




Frances J. McBride

March 25, 2020

Frances J. McBride age 85 of Hermitage and a native of Smithville, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 24, 2020 at her residence. She was born August 17, 1934 to her parents, the late Lonnie Clifton and Josie Hullett Braswell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl McBride; 2 children, Patricia Gail McBride and Ronnie McBride; grandson, Andrew McBride Ferris and sister, Mary Threadgill. Fances was a hairdresser and homemaker, she attended The Gathering in Smithville until she moved to Heritage in 2015. She leaves to cherish her memory, 2 daughters, Cindy (Grover) Moss and Angie (Rob) Havener both of Hermitage; 2 nieces, Pam (Glen) Beeler and Nina Zweep; 2 brothers-in-law, John (Mary) McBride of Mt. Juliet and Charles (Marie) McBride of Brentwood. Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus and the Governors Executive Order 17, the family will be having a Private Graveside Service at Whorton Springs Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Alive Hospice, in memory of Ms. Frances. Also, if you wish to send sympathy cards to the family, you may mail them to the Funeral Home at P.O. Box 634, Smithville, TN 37166 and we will give them to the family and you can also send condolences on the funeral home website that the family will receive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Oleda Redmon Thomas

March 23, 2020

75 year old Oleda Redmon Thomas passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at the Webb House Retirement Center in Smithville. She was a member of the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church and was a Retired Teacher and Director of LBJ&C Headstart. A Graveside Service with Burial to follow will be held for Mrs. Thomas on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Rickey Arnold and Bro. Dan Gulley officiating. In accordance with the Govenor’s Executive Order 17 concerning COVID-19, there will be no public visitation at the funeral home. Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Redmon and Lora Mai Flemings Maggart; Sisters: Annie Ruth Bain, Emma Bell Cantrell; and Brothers: Gentry Brown, William Monroe, Howard Winston, and James Thomas Redmon. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Thomas; Daughters: Lisa and Jackie Norton, Johnna and Danny Goff, and Lora and Alan Webb; Granddaughters: Olivia and Jeremy Southard, Martha and Justin Hooper, and Emily and Jared Newell; Grandsons: Jacob Norton and Alina Lou, Anderson and Viviane Webb, Thomas Webb, and Nick Goff and Kelsey Ceriotti; Great Grandsons: Aiden and Emmett Hooper; Sister: Evelyn Christine Gish; and Brother: Jewel Edison Redmon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




Brian Clayborn

March 22, 2020

Brian Clayborn age 44 of Alexandria, Tn. passed away Friday, March 20th 2020 at his residence. Brian was preceded in death by his maternal Grandfather Billy Arnold, and paternal Grandfather Bobby Clayborn. Survivors include Daughter Shelby Clayborn, Parents Kenneth and Shelia Clayborn, Grandmothers Bula Arnold and Mildred Clayborn.
The funeral Service will be Monday, March 23 at 1pm at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Bro. Jonathon Willoughby will officiate, with burial at Hillview Cemetery (Family Only). Visitation will be Sunday 4pm-8pm, and Monday 10am till service time at 1pm. Pallbearers Kevin Chappell, Jon Johnson, Dale Sholders, Lonnie Eaton, Eddie Reynols, Shawn Caplinger, Jason Marlor, and Randy Sowell. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




Dr. Harold David Maxwell

March 21, 2020

Dr. Harold David Maxwell, age 75, of Lumberton, NC passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. He was born in Smithville, TN to the late Toy Maxwell and the late Helen Brown Maxwell Carter. He will be remembered for his many years as a biology professor at UNC-Pembroke.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Putty.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian Windom Maxwell of the home; a son, James Garfield Suggs II and wife Tiffany of Shelby, NC; two daughters, Robin Perrone and husband Dave of Charlotte, NC and Vivian Suzanne Britt and husband Michael of Orrum, NC; four grandchildren: Chelsea Suggs, Austin Suggs, Haleigh McClure, and Elizabeth Parker; one great-grandson, Aislan McClure; three step-grandchildren: Braxton Britt, Austin Cartee, and Boone Cartee; and a brother, Ronald Brown Maxwell and wife Judy of Killen, AL.

The family of Dr. David Maxwell deeply appreciates and gratefully acknowledges your kind expressions of sympathy. Your tributes to the memory of David have brought us much comfort. There are those whose lives death cannot diminish. Their love radiates forever in the hearts of family, friends and colleagues. We felt that love in your thoughtfulness as you shared your memories and experiences with us.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 1:00 PM at Whorton Springs Cemetery in Smithville, TN.

In lieu of flowers, the family would cherish donations to a scholarship to be announced at a later time by the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.




Lora Ann Chapman

March 20, 2020

Mrs. Lora Ann Chapman, age 55 of Liberty, TN passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Lora was born October 4, 1964 in Carthage, TN to her parents, the late Perry Stockling & Opal Haynes Ashburn. Her husband, Jimmy Wayne Chapman also precedes her in death. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Chapman’s family has chosen direct cremation. No services are planned at this time.

Survivors include her Daughter, Julie Murphy & Michael Vandyne of McMinnville, TN. 3 Sons, Timothy Chapman & Johnny Chapman both of Liberty, TN & Jerry Chapman of Smithville, TN. 7 Grandchildren, Anthony Murphy, Lucus Murphy, Jonathon Chapman, Sapharie Chapman, Harmony Chapman, Michele Johnson & Mckenzie Vandyne. 4 Sisters, Carolyn Roberts of Carthage, TN, Vernie McCullough of Hillham, TN, Dorothy (Tommy) Duggin of Dowelltown, TN & Beth Delk of Sparta, TN. 2 Brothers, Tommy (Jackie) Stockling & Jerry Stockling all of Smithville, TN. Special Niece, Natasha (Franklin) Figgins. Several Nieces, Nephews & Cousins also survive.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.




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