Obituaries

John Isabell, Jr.

Jul 18 2014

54 year old John Isabell, Jr. of Smithville died Friday morning at his residence. He was a Christian, former President of the DeKalb County Education Association, and he belonged to a Writers Group in Cookeville and was a member of the Jaycee's. Isabell was a teacher with the DeKalb County School System. He taught school in both the Middle and High School. The funeral will be Monday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 4:00 p.m. Isabell was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Isabell, Sr.; grandparents, Bessie and William Isabell and Ethel Hammons and father-in-law, Gordon Davis. Isabell is survived by his wife of ten years, Lori Isabell of Smithville. Mother, Cora and husband Grover Tiptin of Indiana. A brother, Jerry and wife Kim Isabell of Ohio. Two sisters, Pam Emmons of Indiana and Teresa and husband Rich Johns of Ohio. Nieces and nephews, Stacey Emmons, Nick and Matt Johns, Haley Brown and Kyle and Kaleb Davis. Mother-in-law, Diane Davis of Crossville. Special friends, Tony and Melissa Roysdon of Smithville, Luke Bullock of Cookeville, Greg Pryor of Algood, Jim and Catherine Deppen of Nashville, Paul Johnson of Nashville, Mike Smith of Indiana, Tracy Nash of Seymour, Laura and Johnny Clemmons of Cookeville, Steve Killian of Georgia, Mike Wilson of North Caroline and friends in the DeKalb County School System. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family suggest that donations be made to the Hope Lodge (a division of the American Cancer Society).

William Dean "Bill" Bird

Jul 16 2014

66 year old William Dean "Bill" Bird of Smithville died Tuesday July 15, 2014 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late Merle and Lois Kercheval Bird. He was a construction worker and a member of First United Methodist Church in Lakin, Kansas. A memorial service will be held 1:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be Friday 11:AM until time of service at 1:PM. Survivors include 5 children: Sherri Bowring of Frisco Texas, William S. Bird of Marquette Kansas, Clint Bird of Covington Washington, Cristopher C. Bird of Smithville, Beau Bird of Manhatten Kansas; 5 Grandchildren: Emily Bird, Shelby Bowring, Skyler Bowring, Trista Bird, William B. Bird; Brother: Leonard Bird of Federal Way Washington; Sister: Jackie Bird of Auburn Washington; Significent Other: Kat Martin of Smithville.

Eddie Jewell Adkins

Jul 16 2014

49 year old Eddie Jewell Adkins of Smithville died Tuesday July 15, 2014 at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Cecil and Elsie Goodwin Adkins. He was a long time route salesman with Merita Bread and a member of Laurel Hill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Ralph Benningfield and Lonnie Buser officiating and burial in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 4:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until time of service at 1:PM. Survivors include wife of 30 years Karen Adkins of Smithville; Daughter: Amy (Mike) Gilpin of Smithville; Granddaughter: Alyssa Gilpin of Smithville. In Lieu of flowers family asked that donations be made to help with funeral expenses.

Jimmy A. Turner

Jul 14 2014
Jimmy A. Turner

52 year old Jimmy A. Turner died Sunday July 13, 2014. He was the son of the late James Gentry Turner and Audean Barnes Turner Pack. In addition to his father he was also preceded in death by nephew Eric Hawkins. Jimmy was a Tool & Die worker. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dwight Knowles officiating and burial in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 10:AM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until time of the service at 1:PM. Survivors include daughter: Danielle Turner of McMinnville; Longtime Companion: Angela Turner of Smithville; Mother & Step-Father: Audean and Ernest Pack of Smithville; 2 Sisters: Judy Pat (Gary) Mucha and Treba (Don) Hawkins all of Smithville; 2 Nephews: Tracy Stanley and Trent Hawkins.

Johnny Ringo Colwell

Jul 14 2014

54 year old Johnny Ringo Colwell of Smithville died Sunday July 13, 2014 at his residence. He was the son of the late Toy and Lydia Williams Colwell. He was self employed construction worker and a member of New West Point Freewill Baptist Church. In addition to his parents his was also preceded in death by 5 brothers: John, James, Dallas, Floyd and Lillard Colwell. Survivors include his wife Sharon Colwell of Smithville; 1 Son: Jeremy (Patricia) Colwell of Smithville; 2 Grandchildren: Aidan Johnny and Jadence Colwell; 1 Sister: Martha Moore of Sparta; Brothers: Daniel Colwell of McMinnville, Eugene Colwell and Willard Colwell both of Smithville. Family has chosen direct cremation with a memorial service to be held later at their residence. In lieu of flowers donations be made to help with funeral expenses.

Christine Adcock

Jul 14 2014

70 year old Christine Adcock of Smithville died Sunday morning, July 13, 2014 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was the daughter of the late John and Mettie Neeley Green. She was retired from LBJ&C Headstart and a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by son Davy Adcock; Sister: Elsie Steinbach; Brother: Kenny Green. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Tuesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Eugene Adkins and Dan Gulley officiating and burial in Corinth Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday from 1:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday from 9:AM until time of service at 1:PM. Survivors include husband of 55 yrs. Albert Adcock of Smithville; Daughter: Emma (Eugene) Adkins of Smithville; Granddaughter: Ellie Adkins; 3 Sisters: Sara Adcock of Murfreesboro, Joyce (Chester) Carman of Louisville and Fay Cantrell of Smithville; 5 Brothers: James (Ginny) Green of Columbia, Tommy Green of Smithville, John (Judie) Green of Sparta, Eddie (Carol) Green and Jack (Deana) Green all of Smithville; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Guyana Mission Fund in care of the Keltonburg Church of Christ in memory of Mrs. Christine.

Danny Tatrow

Jul 12 2014

67 year old Danny Tatrow of Smithville died Friday at his son's residence in Ooltewah. He was a retired truck driver, a Catholic, and a Mason, belonging to the DeKalb Lodge #358. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Frazier and Denis Jenkins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Tatrow was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kenneth Tatrow and two sisters, Debra Lynn Tatrow and Joy Ann Tatrow. Survivors include three children, Rodney and wife Lanna Tatrow of Strawberry Plains, Danny and wife Cindy Tatrow of Ooltewah and Eva and husband Tim Dover of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Wesley, Danielle, Luke, Brad, Kyle, and Alexis Tatrow and T.J. Pascal. Two great grandchildren. His mother, Eva Lois Johnson Tatrow. Four brothers, James and wife Debbie Tatrow, Keith Tatrow, Kevin and Debbie Tatrow all of Garden, Michigan and Bucky and Brenda Tatrow of Smithville. Four sisters, Laurel and Denis Jenkins, Shelby and Frank Lawrence, Mary Jo and Corky Britt all of Smithville and Claudia and Tom Klink of Garden, Michigan. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Milton Suffridge

Jul 11 2014

81 year old James Milton Suffridge of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Mount Herman Baptist Church and was retired from Better Built Aluminum. He had also been a Mason since 1960 and was a Veteran of the Air Force. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Carden and Johnathon Willoughby will officiate. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. A Masonic Service will be Sunday at 7:00 p.m.. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Suffridge was preceded in death by his parents, Millard Harrison and Isabella Suffridge; two sisters, Lucille Baker and Frances Pervical; four brothers, Bill, Carl, Tracy, and Rosco Suffridge. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mildred Hendrix Suffridge of Smithville. Three daughters, Jimmie and husband Mike Webb of McMinnville, Teresa Powell of Florida and Tyroma and husband David Rigsby of Lebanon. Eight grandchildren, Dara and Kenny Webb Johnson of McMinnville, Jashon and Alissa Mills of Texas, Felicia and Brian Epps of Florida and Hayden, Bella, Eden, Karsen, and Farrah Rigsby of Lebanon. Four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. One sister, Freda and husband Dr. Miles Donaldson of Indiana. Sister-in-law, Lois Suffridge of Hendersonville and a brother-in-law, William Pervical of Tazewell. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Mount Herman Baptist Church.

Joyce Atnip Ratliff

Jul 9 2014

82 year old Joyce Atnip Ratliff of Rushville, Indiana died Saturday at Heritage House Healthcare in Connersville, Indiana. For a number of years she was a telephone operator in Tennessee. The funeral will be Saturday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Marty Hensley will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Ratliff; parents, Russell and Cora Ferrell Atnip. A son, Grady A. Ratliff, Jr. A brother, Gene Atnip. A sister, Bessie Wagnor and two great grandchildren, Keilin and Carson Hensley. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Hensley and her husband, Tommy of Sparta. Her daughter-in-law, Linda Ratliff of Connersville. Five grandchildren, Marty Hensley and wife Tamara and Edward Hensley and wife Farrah all of Tennessee, Marcia Ratliff of Burlington, Kentucky, Melissa Ratliff and Michelle Creech of Connersville. Ten great grandchildren, Meagan Ratliff and Kendall Creech both of Connersville, Jenna Layne Young and husband Phillip, Rami Hensley, C.J., Haley and Charlie Dennis, Johnna Gayle, Peyton and Elijah Hensley. Two great great grandchildren, Natalie and Isaiah Young and Two brothers, James and Wayne Atnip both of Tennessee. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Norabelle Tuttle Hesson

Jul 7 2014

78 year old Virginia Norabelle Tuttle Hesson of Smithville, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born September 7, 1935 to her parents, the late John Wesley and Lorene Slayton Tuttle, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 children, Jenny Marmon, David Allen Hesson, Sr., and Thomas Richard Hesson; 1 brother, John Wesley Tuttle, Jr.; 2 sisters, Peggy Lorene Silcox and Maggie Pearl Gray; 2 grandsons, Jimmy and Bobby Alred. Ms. Virginia attended the House of Prayer and worked in the restaurant business for many years. She is survived by 1 daughter, Jo Alred of Old Hickory; granddaughter and caregiver, April (Martin) Coronado of Smithville; grandchildren, Gina Goodwin, Tanya Fox, Jerry Lynn Lowe, Thomas, Daniel, and Greg Hesson all of Cleveland, David (Kathy) Hesson of Murfreesboro, James Hesson of Smithville, Phillip Alred of Old Hickory; 2 sisters, Louise (Larry) Wilkes of Madison and Earlene Flatt of Murfreesboro; great-granddaughter and caregiver, Alissya Coronado; Several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 4:PM Monday, July 7, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Cannady Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday 10AM until the time of the service at 4:PM.

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