Obituaries

Jimmy Anthony “Tony” Davis

January 2, 2021

Jimmy Anthony “Tony” Davis age 60 of Smithville, passed away suddenly Thursday, December 31, 2020 at his home. He was born November 10, 1960 to his parents, Jimmy C. and Lois Knowles Davis. He was past owner of DeKalb Feed and Fertilizer, a farmer and member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. Tony was preceded in death by his grandparents, Everett Dallas and Hallie Tittsworth Davis, Elmer and Jessie Luna Knowles; much loved uncles, Jack, Frank, George, Bill and Bob Davis, Lovell and J.T. Knowles; 2 special aunts, Frances (Jack) Chinn, and Joyce Large. He is survived by his wife, Amy Davis of Smithville; parents, Jimmy C. and Lois Knowles Davis of Smithville; sister, Jackie Golden of Sparta; his girls, Kenslee and Niyah; step-son, Justin Allen; aunts, Marsceen Davis, Lenora Davis, Betty (Charles) Atnip and Ruth (Ronnie) Hobbs. Funeral services will be 1 PM Monday January 4, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. David Mahan officiating and burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Whorton Springs Baptist Church Building Fund in memory of Tony. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines, we ask that you please exercise social distancing for the health and safety of everyone. The pews in the chapel are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 for the service. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Kenneth Wayne Owens

December 31, 2020

Kenneth Wayne Owens age 79 of Dowelltown passed away Tuesday night, December 29, 2020 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born July 22, 1941 in London, KY to his parents, the late Lewis and Retha Sharp Owens. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 siblings, Kelly Owens, Elbert Owens, Lizzie Owens and Johnny Owens. He was a Baptist, U.S. Army Veteran and worked at Nissan for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jean Owens of Dowelltown; 4 children, Michelle Curtis of Dowelltown, Patrick Conners and Michael Conners both of Smithville and Teresa Owens of Kentucky; grandchildren, Crystal (James) Bogard, Cody Curtis, Colton Curtis, Destiny Conners, Mikey Conners and Ashley; great-granddaughters, Hannah Bogard, Brooklyn Barnes; brother, Henry (Gail) Owens of Kentucky and sister, Letha (Glen) Price of Indiana. Graveside services will be 2 PM Saturday, January 2, 2021 at DeKalb Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and military honors conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. There will not be any visitation or services held at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. Due to Covid-19, please exercise social distancing for the health and safety of everyone. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Linda “Janie” Gilbert

December 31, 2020

Linda “Janie” Gilbert age 74 of Doyle and a former resident of Smithville, passed away on Wednesday morning, December 30, 2020 at home with her family by her side. She was born December 24, 1946 to her parents, the late Miller and Jewel Clemons Cole. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl “Sonny” Gilbert; a brother, Duane Cole and step-daughter, Trena Satterfield. Ms. Janie was a homemaker, nursery worker, member of the Doyle Church of God and a long-time member of the Bethlehem Community Church. She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Lisa and her husband, Bobby Robinson of Sparta; her son, Tony Ray and his wife, Carol Young, II; sister, Leta Charlene Austin of Doyle; son-in-law, Mike Satterfield; grandchildren, Ryan Robinson, Hannah Walls, Hailie Young. Carl David Gilbert, Jr., Carla Pelham and Cody Satterfield; great-grandchildren, Sawyer Pelham, Levi Sutton Walls, Sonny D. Gilbert and Callan Satterfield; special nephew, Shad Daniel Wilhite; 2 great-nieces, Kyla Russell and Cheyenne Perkins and best friend, Darlene. Funeral services will be 3 PM Saturday, January 2, 2020 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike Satterfield officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Saturday 1 PM until the time of the service at 3 PM. Due to Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines, we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise social distancing. The pews in the chapel are marked off to respect these guidelines and allow 100-125 for the service. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Charlie Agee

December 29, 2020

Mr. Charlie Agee, age 74 of Smithville, TN passed on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at St. Thomas Mid-Town.

Mr. Agee was born on March 11, 1946 in Smithville, TN to his parents, the late William Jackson & Louise Johnson Agee. Also preceding him in death was his wife of 54 years, Junita Agee; 1 child:Melinda Kay Agee and 1 brother: Hobert Agee. He was a longtime member and deacon of Indian Creek Baptist Church. He loved spending time with his grandkids and family. He enjoyed gardening, building treasures with his hands and fishing.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 3pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday from 4 until 9pm and on Thursday from 10am until 3pm. Due to Covid 19 precautions, social distance measures will be observed. We are not accepting food in our kitchen facilities at this time.

Survivors include 2 daughters- Charlotte (Randall) Blaylock of McMinnville, and Lucinda Fay Agee of Smithville; 2 Sons: Roy Agee of Smithville, and Kevin (Jennifer) Agee of Smithville; 4 Grandchildren: Nikolas, Briona & Cali Agee all of Smithville, and Justin (Brittney) Blaylock of Bradyville. Sister: Jean (Danny) Bandy; 3 Brothers: Bobby (Carolyn) Agee, Jimmy (Carolyn) Agee and Danny (Deborah) Agee all of Smithville; Sister-in-law: Judy Agee of Smithville and several nieces, nephews and great grandchildren also survive.

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




Junita Agee

December 29, 2020

Mrs. Junita Agee, age 79 of Smithville, TN passed away on Saturday, December 27, 2020 at St. Thomas West.

Mrs. Agee was born on October 8, 1941 in Smithville, TN to her parents, the late Claude and Lucille Foster. Also preceding her in death was an infant child, Melinda Agee; brother: Jimmy Foster, Aubrey Foster, Walter Grey Foster, and Kenneth Foster. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was also a devoted Christian woman and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church. She also loved spending time with her family, planting flowers, and listening to gospel music.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 3pm from the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday from 4pm until 8pm and on Thursday from 10am until 3pm. Due to Covid 19 precautions, social distance measures will be observed. We are not accepting food in our kitchen facilities at this time.

Survivors include husband of 54 years Charlie Agee; 2 daughters: Charlotte (Randall) Blaylock of McMinnville, Lucinda Fay Agee of Smithville; 2 Sons: Roy Agee of Smithville, and Kevin (Jennifer) Agee of Smithville; Grandchildren: Nikolas Agee, Briona Agee, Cali Agee all of Smithville, Justin (Brittney) Blaylock of Bradyville. 3 brothers: Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Foster of Smithville, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Foster of Smithville, and Mr. & Mrs. Donald Foster of Centertown; several nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins, and great grandchildren. Special family friends: Chad Kirby and Scotty Fuson.

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




Preston Littleton Fritts

December 29, 2020

94 year old Preston Littleton Fritts of Alexandria died Thursday, December 24 at Ascension St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a TV and radio repairman, a US Army World War II veteran, and a member of the Church of God. A graveside service will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Hunter Memorial Park. Jason Fritts will officiate. Visitation will be Friday, January 1 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Arvin Fritts and Gretchen Lula Calico; his wife of 70 years, Pauline; son, Randall P. Fritts; sister, Francis Marie Aytes; brothers, Robert Howard Fritts, Norwood Fritts, and Arthur Fritts. Survivors include children, Kimberly S. and John Walker of Lebanon, Joel A. and Jewely Fritts of Murfreesboro, and Jason D. and Norene Fritts of Murfreesboro. Eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. Sisters, Mamie Raschke and Shirley JoAnn Watkins. Daughter-in-law, Trish Boudens Fritts. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




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