Obituaries

Linda Sue Parsley Foutch

January 25, 2019

On Friday, January 25, 2019, Linda Sue Parsley Foutch, age seventy-seven, passed from this life at her home in Smithville, Tennessee.

Linda Sue was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-six years, David Leon (“Boxie”) Foutch; her parents, Columbus Vernon Parsley and Ophia Odell Pack Parsley of Smithville; her brothers, Chester Parsley and Howard Parsley; her sister, Lorell Parsley Hobson; and her nephew, Larry Parsley, all of Smithville, Tennessee.

Linda Sue is survived by her sister, Peggy Parsley Johnson, of Smithville; her brother-in-law, Glen A. Foutch (and wife, Lois) Foutch, of Smyrna; her sister-in-law, Anna Jean Bond, of McMinnville; her nieces, Rita Hobson Cripps (and husband, Don Cripps), Virginia Hobson White (and husband, Mack White), Teresa Johnson Caldwell (and husband, Larry Caldwell), all of Smithville; and Cynthia Foutch Richardson (and husband, Tim Richardson), of Cookeville; and her nephews, Ricky Parsley (and wife, Maria Parsley), of Woodbury; Todd Foutch (and wife, Nina Foutch), of Smyrna; and Jeff Bond (and wife, Angela Bond), of McMinnville. Linda Sue is also survived by numerous grandnieces and grandnephews.

Linda Sue was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. She was employed with Timers in Smithville for over thirty years. Linda Sue enjoyed cooking, baking, and gardening.

The funeral service will be held on Sunday, January 27, at 2:00 P.M., at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 26 commencing at 4:00 P.M., and ending at 8:00 P.M.; and on Sunday, January 27 beginning at 10:00 A.M., and continuing until the funeral service

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ or to the DeKalb Animal Coalition.




Anthony “Tony” Ensley Hagan

January 23, 2019

Mr. Anthony “Tony” Ensley Hagan was born to Judge Willard Hagan and Madeline Bobo Hagan in Lebanon, TN. He practiced law for over 40 years in Lebanon, Greeneville, and Smithville, TN. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Third Judicial District. He felt honored to be on the Smithville Electric System Board of Directors for 12 years. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and loved singing hymns. Along with his legal career, he was a businessman, investor, and a land developer.

He is survived by his wife, Frankie Hendrixson Hagan; his mother, Madeline Hagan; son, Anthony Ensley Hagan and wife Andrea; daughter, Madeline Darst and husband Jeff; grandchildren, Emeline, Anthony Ensley, III, and Natalie Hagan and Thatcher Darst; stepchildren, Emily Bell and husband Rodney, Rebekah Taylor and husband Jeff, stepgrandchildren, Lucy Hebb, Lincoln Eliza and Will Grant Taylor; sister, Melinda Porter and husband Kendall; nephews, Bill and wife Jenny, Chad and wife Tonya, and Stephen Porter.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of interment. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 2 pm at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Visitation with the family will be from 12 until the time of the service at 2 pm. Bro. Chad Ramsey will be officiating.

Contributions may be made to the DeKalb Relay for Life or Smithville First Baptist Church to honor the memory of Mr. Hagan.




Eddie Norman Neal

January 23, 2019

Doctor of Psychology and Navy Master Chief Eddie Norman Neal passed away Wednesday January 23, 2019 at NHC Smithville. He was born to his parents Edward and Lena Neal April 29, 1938. Eddie attended elementary school at Smithville Colored School and High School at Wilson County Training High in Lebanon, TN.

After graduating from high school, Eddie joined the Navy and attended the Naval War College in Rhode Island. He was assigned to the submarine corps where he served aboard the nuclear submarine Francis Scott Key. Dr. Neal opened his psychology practice, the Center for Effective Living in San Diego, California after retiring from the Navy. He was an avid sports car enthusiast, golfer and he loved animals.

The funeral will be Saturday at 12 noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burnace Lyons will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 12 noon.

Eddie was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Lena Bass Neal and a sister Katie Neal Vance. He is survived by his daughters Gemetta Neal of Connecticut and Phyllis Padilla of California; two sons, James Neal of Virginia and Kevin and Laura Neal of Main; two granddaughters Kersey and Celina Neal of Maine; and one sister Jackie Smith of Smithville.

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

In lieu of flowers make donations to the DeKalb Animal Coalition.




Gladys Pinegar Young

January 22, 2019

Gladys Pinegar Young age 86 of Smithville, passed away Monday night, January 21, 2019 at her residence.  She was born November 23, 1932 to her parents, the late Johnny B and O’Fallon Colwell Pinegar.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Young;  2 brothers, Jay Loyd and Johnny Pinegar; and 2 sisters, Ella “Dean” Vanatta and Louise Hendrixson and a son-in-law, Wayne Herndon.  She was a Baptist and a homemaker.  She is survived by 6 children, Sue Herndon of Smithville, Wayne (Gail) Young of Smithville, Carolyn (Matt) Robinson of Murfreesboro, Charles Young and Fiancé Keisha Farless of Smithville, Annette (Gary) Sells of Castalian Springs and Stevie Young of Smithville; 6 grandchildren, David Young, Christopher Robinson, Amanda Young, Brandi Turner, Brandon Herndon, Kayla Gayle Sells; 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.  Funeral services will be 11:AM Thursday, January 24, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in Banks Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Virginia Rhea Cantrell

January 22, 2019

Virginia Rhea Cantrell   September 13, 1937 – January 18, 2019
Virginia was a high spirited woman. She and her husband David moved from their hometown of Smithville, Tennessee to Detroit, Michigan in 1954, where they raised their children Tony and Cindy Cantrell. Virginia was a passionate, accomplished woman who touched the lives of many. After graduating from Wayne State University with a Master’s degree she went on to educate the youth of Detroit as an elementary school teacher for 26 years. Virginia believed strongly in the importance of education and through her role as elected Vice-President and later President of the Detroit Federation of Teachers served as a strong ally to students and teachers alike.  She was a life long member of the Eastern Star and the National Rifle Association. A lover of cats she provided food, shelter and love for many over the years.
Virginia was preceded in death by her mother Elma and father Robert J. Cantrell; husband David Cantrell; son Tony Cantrell; son in law Brian Patrick and brother Glen Cantrell. She is survived by her daughters Cindy Lynne Cantrell and Monica Burks; grandchildren Cosmo, Catherine and Ben; brother Kenneth Cantrell and nephews Ryan (Tina) Tyler and Tanner.  Funeral Services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens.  Visitation with the Cantrell family will be Thursday 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 p.m.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.




Eleaise Estes

January 21, 2019

88 year old Eleaise Estes of Smithville passed away Monday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Billy Hale and Dwayne Cornelius will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Nettie Hicks Cubbins; husband, John Estes; grandson, Nathan Estes; Two brothers, J.C. and Charles Cubbins; and two sisters, Myrtle Taylor and Carolyn Cubbins. Survivors include two sons, Phillip and Billie Grace Estes of Smithville and Russell Estes of Dowelltown. Three grandchildren, Shannon and Amanda Estes, Andy and Emily Estes, and Dustin and Courtney Estes all of Smithville. Five great grandchildren and a sister, Dinah and Phil Cripps of Dowelltown also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.




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