Nina Cantrell Clark

January 5, 2019

Nina Cantrell Clark, age 79, passed away January 3, 2019 at NHC Place at Cool Springs. She was born in Smithville, TN and has lived in Murfreesboro since 1972. She received her masters degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1967. She taught school in the Nashville School System from 1963-1969. Nina was a member of the Methodist faith. She devoted her life to her family and was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Nina was preceded in death by her parents, Alden and Willadean Estes Cantrell; and brother, Phillip Cantrell. She is survived by her husband, Charles Clark; son, Phil (April) Clark of Brentwood; daughter, Emily(Paul) Joyce of Franklin; sister, Nancy Estes of Nashville; grandchildren, Jack Joyce, Braeden Clark, Lily Joyce, Grant Clark and Willa Claire Clark; and nephew, Houston (Hays) Estes.

Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 PM, Monday, January 7, 2019 at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home.

Chapel service will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Jennings and Ayers. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery with family and friends serving as pallbearers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 820 South Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 615-893-2422. Please leave online condolences at

Christopher John Osborn

January 4, 2019

Christopher John Osborn age 45 of Silver Point, TN, passed away Saturday night, December 29, 2018. Chris was born August 26, 1973 in Kingston, PA. He was a fuel truck driver with Grade A Construction. He is survived by his wife, Christine Osborn of Silver Point; 2 sons, Ty Osborn of Silver Point and C.J. Osborn (Brittany Smith) of Pennsylvania; mother, Diane Brace of Falls, PA; 2 sisters, Nancy Allen and Dawn Chavis both of Meshoppen, PA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Cathy and Gene Ostrowski of Duryea, PA; 2 brothers-in-law, Jack (Jen) Ostrowski of Duryea, PA and Gene Ostrowski of Pittston, PA; several nieces and nephews also survive. The family of Chris have chosen a direct cremation and no services are planned. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Roger Howard Schaffnit

January 4, 2019

Roger Howard Schaffnit of Smithville, passed away Friday night, December 28, 2018 at his residence. He was born December 27, 1954 to his parents, the late Vilas and Hazel Talcott Schaffnit. Roger was a Mason and member of Liberty Lodge #77/Center Hill Lodge and was a police officer. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Schaffnit of Smithville; 3 children, Cayla Mahaney (Chris) Hale, Krista Dawn Mahaney (James Mullican) and Michael Justin Maggart (Devin Lancaster); 12 grandchildren, Makenzie Ray, Caden Clark, Kailey Herron, Braxton Roller, Kinzi Foutch, Michael Ray Maggart, Addison Hale, Jacksten Sanders, Sylar Sanders, Carson Maggart, Pacey Maggart and Brayden Maggart; 1 sister, Cindy (Lou) Lara of California. The family has honored Roger’s request to be cremated and no services are planned. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Clamon Cantrell

January 2, 2019

86 year old Clamon Cantrell of Smithville passed away on Tuesday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a self employed electrician. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in the Tittsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Lula Fisher Cantrell and his wife, Faye Tittsworth Cantrell. Survivors include two daughters Gwen and Jay Stutts of Smithville and Beth and Jack Good of Lascassas. Four grandchildren, Matthew Agee of Smithville, Laura Good of Lascassas, Leslie Boyd, and Katie Stutts of Smithville. Great granddaughter, Graceson Boyd of Smithville. A sister Sharon Martin of Florida. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the DCHS fishing team.

Clara Alma Billings

January 2, 2019

93 year old Clara Alma Billings of the Johnsons Chapel Community passed away Tuesday at NHC in Smithville. She was a member of the Johnsons Chapel Baptist Church and taught the children’s Sunday School class for more than 50 years. Visitation for Ms. Billings will be on Wednesday 4 to 7 and Thursday 10 until funeral services at 11 at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will follow at Billings Cemetery. She is preceeded in death by her parents Ray and Clara Felts Billings, 2 sisters Odean and Herman Prater and Ellen and Reed Hutchings, 2 brothers Ernest and Frances Billings and Melvin and Cecil Billings, Special Nephew Mike Billings and a Sister-in-law Hilda Billings. Ms. Billings is survived by two brothers, RV and Brenda Billings and Claude Billings both of DeKalb County and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Christine Evelyn Matthews

December 31, 2018

Christine Evelyn Matthews age 73 of Smithville, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 30, 2018 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born September 5, 1945 to her parents, the late Edwin Lane and Evelyn Lattimore Wheeler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Hayden; 2 brothers, Eudean Wheeler and Jackie Wayne Wheeler; 3 sisters, Helen Keith, Bobby Woods and Hazel Marie Wheeler. Christine was a member of Bethlehem Community Church and a retired factory worker. She leaves to cherish her memory, Debbie Nokes, Charlotte Parsley, Sherry Chandler, Darlene Grisham and Tonya (Shannon) Cantrell all of Smithville; 10 grandchildren, Tyler Durden, Jessica (Shannon) Anderson, Brandon (Kalah) Donnell, Noah Parsley, Amanda England, Dillan Matthews, Justin Grisham, Hannah Grisham, Kaylee Cantrell and Levi Cantrell; 10 great-grandchildren, Madison Durden, Mykenzie Wilson, Kayden Barron, Leah Anderson, Kyler Anderson, Carson Donnell, Collin Donnell, Braylon England, McKinlee Stout and Jackson Grisham; 4 sisters, Robbie Callis of Lebanon, Sue Wilkerson of Lebanon, Judy Johnson of Red Boiling Springs and Marlene Goodwin of Smithville; a host of nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 5 PM Thursday evening, January 3, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Following the service the family will honor Christine’s request to be cremated and her cremains will be buried later. Visitation will be Thursday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 5 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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