Obituaries

Hazel Cook

Mar 24 2017

92 year old Hazel Cook of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Michael Carpenter and Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Clemmie Barrett; husband, Roy Cook; two great grandchildren, Jay Cook and Issac Williams; two great great grandchildren, Michael Hicks and Dillon Harwell; two sisters, Unice Barrett and Mary Jo Barrett; half brother, John B. Bailey and a half sister, Pearl Mathis. Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy George of Alexandria and Pam Young and Lisa Rhody both of Smithville. Three sons, Carl "Puggy" and Linda Cook of Alexandria, Joe and Brenda Cook of Watertown, Ronnie and Sue Cook of Smithville. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren, twenty three great great grandchildren. Four sisters, Inez Farler of Dowelltown, Annette and Jerry Cripps of Alexandria, Polly and Bobby Bass of Mt. Juliet, and Nonnie Hunter of Ashland City. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, make donations to the Lighthouse Christian Camp.

Timothy Michael Corey

Mar 24 2017

66 year old Timothy Michael Corey of Smithville died Thursday at St Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a Methodist and an employee of Tom's Vending Machine Company. There will be no funeral or visitation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Evelyn Williams Corey and sister, Sandy Mayo. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Pamela Presley Corey of Smithville. One daughter, Pamela and Matthew Paul Cunningham of McMinnville. One granddaughter, Allison Cunningham of McMinnville. One sister, Sheryl and Bill Kelly of Washington. One brother, Kevin and Regina Corey of Smithville. Father and mother-in-law, Brother Robert and Eula Presley of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with cremation expenses.

Jolanda Margaret Windisch Turner

Mar 21 2017

Jolanda Margaret Windisch Turner, age 86, a McMinnville, TN resident and Erbendorf, Germany native was born March 27, 1930 and died March 19, 2017 at her residence following a sudden illness.

She was a retired employee of Georgia Girl Apparel in Smithville, TN, member of North Warren Church of Christ and daughter of the late Martin Packer and Teresa Margaret Herrachmann Windisch. Mrs. Turner was married January 19, 1954 to James Clinton Turner who preceded her in death on February 2, 2005. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph Windisch and Anton Windisch; and sisters, Emmy Windisch and Analiese Elsner.

Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Bandy and Ruby and Bobby Thomason all of Smithville, TN, Diane Ferrell of Doweltown, TN and Connie and Dewayne Rackley of McMinnville; five grandsons, B.J. and Beth Thomason, Chris and Melinda Bandy, Anthony and Trena Ferrell, Craig Bandy and Clinton and Vickie Thomason all of Smithville; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several very special nieces, nephews and beloved dear friends.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in High’s Chapel with Mark Parkhurst, B.J. Thomason, Nathan Thomason and Bobby Thomason to officiate. Interment will follow in Woods Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until the time of service at High’s.

Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Bettie Lee Sandlin

Mar 20 2017
Bettie Lee Sandlin

94 year old Bettie Lee Sandlin of Smithville died Monday at the Webb House. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a homemaker, and a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church for more than 70 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m.. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Esther Childress Walls; her husband, Ewin Quentin Sandlin; and four brothers and four sisters. Survivors include three children, Eva and Mac Willoughby of Alexandria, Wanda and Jerry Scott of Smithville, and Freddy and Marica Sandlin of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Melanie Willoughby and Dana Richardson of Murfreesboro, Anthony and Dana Scott of Smithville, and Shandi Sandlin of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Lauralee Richardson and Amber Simon of Murfreesboro. One expectant great grandchild of Shandi. Two great great grandchildren, Lily Grace Simon and London Simon of Murfreesboro. A sister, Reverend Charles and Earlene Walls Olson of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Marie Walls of Smithville and several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Clara N. Billings

Mar 17 2017

Funeral services for Clara N. Billings, age 76 of Baxter, will be held on Sunday at 2:00pm from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Brother Frank Davis will officiate at the service and family and friends will serve as Pallbearers. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home, on Saturday from 2:00pm until 8:00pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm until time of services. Clara N. Billings was born on April 4, 1940 in Putnam County TN to the late Sam L. and Jessie May Barr Dunn.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Zion Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; 2 Sons, David Eugene Billings and Daniel Lloyd Billings, 2 Sisters, Myrtis Elrod and Margie Hickey, 1 Brother, Bill Dunn.

She is survived by; Husband, Lloyd Billings of Baxter, 1 Son, Donald Billings of Missouri, 5 Grandchildren, Christopher Billings, Joshua Billings, Daniel Valdiva, Andrew Billings and Alesha Kollomorgen, 14 Great grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

A Host of family and friends also survive

Alton Donald Haggard

Mar 17 2017
Alton Donald Haggard

76 year old Alton Donald Haggard of Smithville died Thursday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was a member of the Jefferson Community Church and a retired truck driver with A.H. Farms. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jason Nunley will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Audra Brown Haggard; wife, Dorothy Haggard; a brother, James Haggard; and a great grandchild, Bryson Braseel. Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Linder and Meresa and Jeff Winchester all of Smithville. Two sons, Donald and Connie Haggard of Smithville and Michael and Sandra Haggard of McMinnville. Twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Atnip

Mar 17 2017
Virginia Atnip

89 year old Virginia Atnip of Silver Point died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. She was a Pentecostal and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie Arnold and Anderson Curtis; a son, Terry Atnip; and her husband, E.J. Atnip. Survivors include four sons, Tommy Williams of Murfreesboro, Jeff and Tara Atnip of Murfreesboro, Gary Atnip of Smithville, Timothy Atnip of Smithville. Six grandchildren. Several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Marie Ellis

Mar 17 2017
Anna Marie Ellis

Anna Marie Ellis age 78 of Smithville passed away Thursday afternoon March 16, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was born August 8, 1938 to her parents the late Paul and Clara Oliver Malone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter B. Ellis and brother Johnnie Malone. Ms. Ellis was a retired factory worker, a cafeteria cook at the High School and member of the New West Point Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Royce Moore and Michael Hale officiating and burial to following in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Ellis family will be Saturday 12:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of the funeral at 2:PM. Survivors include children: Gayle Carter of Alexandria, Sharon (Tony) Boyd, Michael (Angie) EIlis both of Smithville; Grandchildren: Anthony (Tonya) Boyd, Dovie (John) Westmoreland, Austin, Briana and Christian Ellis, Cameron Page; Great-Grandchildren: Victoria Westmoreland, Mikel Westmoreland, Elijah Boyd, Johnathon Westmoreland, Becca Westmoreland; Sister: Sherry Bowman of Carthage; 2 Nephews: Anthony Bowman, Timmy Bowman; Niece: Tabatha Southard; Uncle: Jerry (June) Oliver of Goodlettsville; Special friend: Patsy Saunders. The family would like to say a Special Thank You to the Nurses and Staff of NHC for the care given. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Renate Reagle

Mar 16 2017
Renate Reagle

Renate Reagle age 80 of Dowelltown passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born July 9, 1936 to her parents, Hans and Wilma Gross. She was a retired owner of dry cleaning business. She is survived by 2 children, Mike (Tammy) Kijanski of Dowelltown and Brigitte Doimi of New Jersey; 5 grandchildren, Kevin and Cory Kijanski both of Dowelltown, Kelli (Brad) Butler of Baxter, Zachary Doimi and Dana Doimi both of New Jersey; 2 great-grandchildren, Hayden and Haylee Butler. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Saturday, March 18, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and entombment will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 11:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Christine Tramel

Mar 14 2017
Christine Tramel

84 year old Christine Tramel of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC of Smithville. She was a lifetime member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and a retired nurse serving 50 years in nursing in DeKalb County. Christine had a passion for helping others and touching lives of others that she came in touch with. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson and Michael Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Tramel was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nora Fuson Johnson; a brother, Virgil Johnson; and two sisters, Lorene Hale and Barbara Keaton. Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Cantrell of Portland, Trish and Jerry Killian of Knoxville, and Donna Tramel of Smithville. One son, Ronnie and Phyllis Tramel of Smithville. Ten grandchildren, Ashley and Shannon Lepley of Portland, Ryan and Tina Cantrell of Smithville, Chad and Casi Young of Nashville, Emily Young of Knoxville, Lindsay and Brian Honaker of Knoxville, Leah Snow, Jake Tramel, Hunter Tramel, Martha Puckett (Tyler Taylor) all of Smithville and Will Puckett of Hendersonville. Eleven great grandchildren,. One brother, A.C. and Elizabeth Johnson. Two sisters, Mary Jane Johnson and Violet Pack all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Special thanks to everyone at NHC and staff and Avalon Hospice for all their care and love.

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