Obituaries

Darrell Knowles

Nov 25 2014

Darrell Knowles age 43 of Smithville passed away Sunday evening in Smithville. Darrell was born April 4, 1971 to his parents, the late Jimmy Knowles and Linda Faye Neal Knowles. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Woodrow and Lorene Knowles and maternal grandparents, Clarence and Lillian Hale Neal. Darrell was a Tennessee State Trooper for 11 years, and was working in Heat & Air and Electrical. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Trinity Assembly in Algood. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Knowles of Smithville; 4 children, Breanna and Britney Knowles of Smyrna and Alexis and Hunter Hawkins of Smithville; mother, Linda Faye Knowles of Smithville; 2 sisters, Becky Knowles and Sharron Kay Skinner of Smithville; Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; mother-in-law, Tammie Sue McBride; father-in-law, Steve and Meredith Summers; brother-in-law, Jessie Summers all of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Friday, November 28, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Donnie Kelly, David Kilgore, Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Terrell Crook

Nov 23 2014

Doris Terrell Crook passed away at DeKalb Community Hospital on November 23, 2014, at the age of 84.

Doris was the third child of Robert and Lucille Herndon. She is preceded in death by her father Robert R. Herndon and her mother Lucille Herndon; her husband Bernice E. Terrell, father of her two sons David R. and Terry W. Terrell; her husband W.C. Crook; her son Terry W. Terrell; and her brothers James C. and Russell Herndon.

She is survived by her son David R. Terrell (Vicky) of Smithville, TN; grandchildren Justin H. Terrell (Emily) of Fairburn, GA, Roth Terrell (Jessica) of Smithville, TN, Julie Puryear (Charles) of Memphis, TN, and John Terrell of Chattanooga, TN; great grandchildren Kate Puryear of Memphis, TN, and Sadie Lynn Terrell of Fairburn, GA; and a host of other relatives.

In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was a loyal friend to many. Her faithful caregiver and friend for many years was Christine Bain of Smithville, TN.

Her later years were spent as a very active family member of the Webb House Assisted Living in Smithville, TN.

As a Christian by faith, she was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church for more than 70 years, and she served on the nursery and friendship committees for many years.

Dr. Justin H. Terrell will be officiating. The service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held on Monday, from 2-8 pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Tuesday from 10 am until the service time at 11 am at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be given to the Smithville First Baptist Church TV ministry.

Anthony Wayne Wright

Nov 23 2014

45 year old Anthony Wayne Wright of Dowelltown died Sunday morning at his residence. He was a member and Deacon at the Calvary Baptist Church and a Lieutenant in the Smithville Fire Department for 23 years. He was employed at Bridgestone. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason and Jason Lohorn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Wright was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Bing Wright; grandparents, Hershel and Pearl Wright and Dub and Doris Bing. Survivors include his wife, Jamie Wimberly Wright and two sons, Seth Ashton Wright and Cole Grayson Wright all of Dowelltown. Father and stepmother, Eugene and Darlene Wright of Hendersonville. Brother, Michael Wright of Smithville. Special aunt and uncle, Bill and Sue Higham of Smithville. Mother-in-law, Queda Hawkins Ferrell of Smithville. Father-in-law, James Wimberly of Woodbury. Sisters-in-law, Michelle Bailey of Woodbury and Debbie Gaither of Smyrna. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins along with friends at the Calvary Baptist Church, Smithville Fire Department, and other special friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.

Donna Ruth Hutchings

Nov 21 2014

76 year old Donna Ruth Hutchings died Wednesday at her son's home in San Tan Valley, Arizona. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Rickman will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery in White County. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, "Baby Dennie" and her parents, Dennis and Julia Hutchings. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Edward York, III and Debra and a granddaughter, Victoria Rios of San Tan Valley, Arizona. A brother and sister-in-law, Charles Ronald and Joyce Hutchings of Sterling Heights, Michigan. She is also survived by three aunts, Jeffy Turner of Sparta, Helen Judkins-Faul of Shelby Twp, Michigan and Robbie Young of Smithville. Two uncles, Claude Billings of Sparta and Rodney Faul of Shelby Twp, Michigan. Nieces Jill Hutchings-Robinson and Joey Hutchings of Michigan. Great nephew and great niece, Robby and Caroline Robinson of Michigan and many cousins and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Billie Ruth Hooper

Nov 21 2014

84 year old Billie Ruth Hooper of Smithville died Friday at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan will officiate and burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Hooper was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Clifford and Ocie Lee Pinegar Webb; and her husband, Harry Hooper. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda and husband Henry Roberson and Kathy and husband David Hendrixson; and one son, Tommy Hooper all of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Sondja McLaughin of Smithville, Christy and Mark Steel of Cookeville, and Gregory and Kayla Hooper of Dibrell. Five great grandchildren, Jacklyne McLaughin, and Mylee Markum both of Smithville, Anna Lynn Steel of Cookeville, and Cloe and Lexie Hooper both of Dibrell. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Marlys Hooper of California, T.M.. and Juanita Hooper and Billy and Mary Jane Hooper all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Nina Rose Bain

Nov 19 2014

85 year old Nina Rose Bain of Mount Juliet died Tuesday at Mt. Juliet Health Care. A graveside service will be held at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The time will be announced. Bain was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Herbert and Myrtle Foutch Puckett; a daughter, Kathy Dobson; and a grandson, Travis Taylor, Sr. Survivors include a grandson, Ian Dodson of Mt. Juliet, a great grandson, Travis Taylor of Mt. Juliet; and two brothers, James Donald Puckett of Smyrna and W.J. Puckett of Coopertown; and a sister, Motie Marie Shawondens of Charlotte, Tn. There will be no visitation. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Cantrell

Nov 17 2014

72 year old Jimmy Cantrell of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a retired self employed carpenter and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, James Cantrell and Cordie Taylor Cantrell Campbell and his wife Reba Hale Cantrell. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy and husband Marvin Hale and a son Tim and his wife Tonya Cantrell all of Woodbury. Four grandchildren, Alisha Hale of Smithville, Zachary, Kelby, and Eli Cantrell of Woodbury. Four brothers, Charles and wife Helen Cantrell of Dowelltown, Jack and wife Lestel Cantrell of Lebanon, Danny Cantrell, and Jeff and wife Lori Campbell; and one sister, Jo Ann and husband Doris Campbell all of Woodbury. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Dwight Poss

Nov 14 2014

Carl Dwight Poss, age 68, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at St. Thomas West. A native of Cannon Co., Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Poss & Ruby Kirby Poss; and a brother, Earl Poss.

He is survived by his wife Emma Ervin Poss of McMinnville; 2 Daughters, Lisa (Steve) Stone of Crossville & Kimberly Bouldin of McMinnville; 6 Grandchildren, Bobby, Ashley, Dustin, Laura, Krissy, & Justin; 3 Great Grandchildren, Bryson, Rylee, & Chloe; Brother, Don (Lynda) Poss of Smithville; Sister, Elena Wimbush of Macon, GA; 2 Nephews, Gregory Poss of Nashville & Jeffery Poss of Nashville; 1 Niece, Christina Williams of Forsyth, GA.

Mr. Poss was a logger.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Sunday, November 16, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Sadler officiating. Interment will follow at the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM to 9 PM Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Mike Turner, Jr.

Nov 12 2014

76 year old Mike Turner, Jr. of the Johnson Chapel Community in DeKalb County died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a Baptist, a member of the American Legion, and a Mason. He was also self employed at Turner's Small Engine Repair. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason and Mike Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Mike Turner, Sr. and Weltha Warner Turner; a son, Phillip Wayne Turner; two brothers, Jimmy and Jack Turner; and mother of their children, Evelyn Turner. Survivors include a daughter, Teresa and husband Tony Hutchings, two grandchildren, Brandon and Brooke Hutchings, and one great grandchild, Colton Blaynn Hutchings all of Sparta. One brother, Eddie Turner of Smithville and two sisters, Sue Braswell of Cookeville and Joanne Reeves of Kentucky. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Lighthouse Christian Camp. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jo Lynn Cook Brown

Nov 11 2014

Jo Lynn Cook Brown, 55, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, November 8th at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville. She had a warm spirit and a contagious sense of humor that everyone will miss. She is survived by her husband, Mike Brown, of Nashville; siblings, Bratten (Judy) Cook II of Smithville and Murphy Cook Ford of Nashville; brother-in-law Buck Ford; nieces and nephews Megan Cook of Smithville, Bratten Cook III of Cookeville, Andrew Cook of Murfreesboro, Jesse Ford (Jay) Harbison of Nashville, Tucker Ford of Nashville, James Ford of Nashville, and Elliott Cook of Smithville; great-nieces and nephews Devin Cook of McMinnville, Ari Cook, and Bratten Cook IV of Smithville; sisters-in-law Joan Vigil, Liz Hagan, Brenda Brown, and Linda Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bratten Hale Cook and Jo Bill (Murphy) Cook; her siblings, Gayden (Cook) Richardson and Steve (Pat Cook Briggs) Cook; and her nephew, Patrick Ford. The visitation will be held at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 2pm until 8pm. The funeral service will be held at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on Thursday, November 13, 2014, with visitation starting at 12noon until the service time at 2pm.

Pages

Subscribe to Obituary content

Follow Us


facebook.jpg

News Feed
feed.png

WJLE Radio

2606 McMinnville Hwy
Smithville, TN 37166

Phone: 615 597-4265
FAX: 615 597-6025
Email: wjle@dtccom.net

Local News

6:30 A.M.
7:30 A.M.
8:55 A.M.
12:00 NOON
4:00 P.M.
9:45 P.M.

DTC Communications

Fiddlers Jamboree