November 15, 2018
82 year old Donnie Pearl Rhoton Cardona of Smithville passed away Wednesday at her daughter’s residence in Murfreesboro. She was a Baptist and a production factory worker. The funeral will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Earl Langley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from noon until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde Green and Effie Jane Dunn Rhoton; husband Carl Cardona; daughter, Tammy Puckett Garner; and two brothers, William Rhoton and Verble J. Rhoton. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Steve Addington of Murfreesboro. Four grandchildren, Shayne and Kevin Pitts of Knoxville, Chris and Kelly Close of Murfreesboro, Callie Garner of Murfreesboro, and Jenna Garner of Murfreesboro. Two sisters, Melba and Bro. Earl Langley of Hermitage and Geneva Hickey of Sparta. Sister-in-law, Edna Rhoton of Sparta. Four great grandchildren, Leah Pitts and Madeline Pitts of Knoxville, Aaron Close, and Hannah Close of Murfreesboro. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Cardona to the Alzheimer’s Association.