March 20, 2019
92 year old Billye Ruth Cantrell of Smithville passed away Wednesday at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was a former co- owner of DeKalb Florist and a member of the First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 4 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chad Ramsey will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and Monday from 2 until the service at 4 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Cantrell; parents, Robert and Lillie Hutchens Ferrell; brother, James Fred Ferrell; and sister, Imojean Selby. She is survived by a daughter, Vivian and Walt Stock of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Amy Beth and Randy McBride of Maryville, Jennifer and Brian Ledbetter of Cookeville, Stephen and Jamie Stock of Franklin, and Marilynn and Michael Mitchell of Murfreesboro. Thirteen great grandchildren, Russell, Walter, and Margaret Thompson of Maryville, Katie and Clay McBride of Maryville, B.J., Vivian and Emma Ledbetter of Cookeville, Eric and Ryan Mitchell of Murfreesboro, and Isaac, Colton, and Camryn Stock of Franklin. A sister, Nell Pedigo of Murfreesboro. Sister-in-law, Ann Cantrell of Mt Juliet and several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations in memory of Ms. Billye may be made to the First Baptist Church Sound and Media System Fund.