Obituaries

Opal Gladys (Manis) Skeen

Jul 23 2016

Opal Gladys (Manis) Skeen age 92 of Woodlawn Dr. in Byrdstown,TN passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville, TN.

She was born September 1, 1923 in Byrdstown, TN to Benton Manis and Lona (Pritchard) Manis. She was a retired cook at the Star Point Restaurant. Opal graduated from Pickett Co. High School and moved to Muncie, Indiana and lived until the death of her Husband: Donald R. Skeen in 1979 and then moved back to Pickett Co., TN. Opal loved bowling, playing bingo and making quilts

Opal is survived by (1) Daughter: Carol Storie and Husband George of Smithville ; (2) Sons: Michael Skeen and Wife: Carol , Larry Matheny and Wife: Judy ; (1) Sister: Leva Hardcastle ; (14) Grandchildren and Numerous Great Grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her Parents: Benton and Lona Manis ; Husband: Donald R. Skeen ; (1) Son: Bobby Skeen ; (1) Sister: Elise Phillips ; (1) Grandson: James Casey Reagan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. from the Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Randy Tompkins officiating and burial in the Beaty Cemetery.

* The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 1:00 P.M. until the service at 2:00 P.M.

Brown Funeral Chapel in Byrdstown is in charge of the arrangements

This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Frances Gaines

Jul 21 2016

68 year old Frances Gaines of Brush Creek died Wednesday at St. Thomas Rutherford. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday until the funeral at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Priest and Layuna Rutland; her husband, Ralph Gaines; two sisters, Lula Ann Eddins and Mary Winfree; and two brothers, Lee Ray Rutland and Priest Rutland. Survivors include three daughters, Kathryn and Elliot Cason of Gordonsville, Tracy Seay of Brush Creek, and Carol and Trent Evans of Carthage. Eight grandchildren, Carlos O'Neal Gaines, Jazmyne Seay, Keaton Cason, Keaton and Kaelin Cason, Dakota McCloud, Ayerious Gaines, and Trenity Evans. Three great grandchildren, Layla Gaines, Ahveana Seay, and Kaleigha Carpenter. Three sisters, Emma and Charlie Corder of Lebanon, Helen and Tim Bates of Watertown, and Nottie White of Nashville. Special devoted friend, Tommy Bogle of Brush Creek. One brother, Porter Rutland of Lebanon. Several nieces and nephews and cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathleen Carter

Jul 21 2016

Kathleen Carter age 74 of Smithville passed away Wednesday morning July 20, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro. She was born December 25, 1941 to her parents, the late Haston and Mable Pedigo Waggoner. Kathleen was a member of the Church of God and work in Home Health Care. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her baby brother Willie Isaac Waggoner. Graveside service and interment will be held 2:PM Friday at the Minnear Cemetery in Smithville, there will be no visitation at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. Survivors include 2 sisters: Mary Young & Carolyn (Willie) Thomas both of Smithville; 2 brothers: Austin Waggoner & Cecil (Sadie) Waggoner both of Smithville; Special friend: Ella Mae Robinson of Dowelltown; Several nieces and nephews also survived. In lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

William Harold Truitt

Jul 19 2016

88 year old William Harold Truitt of Liberty died Monday morning, July 18, 2016, at Woodbury Health and Rehab. Visitation will be Tuesday, 2:00 P.M.until 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. until the service at 10:00 A.M. at Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria, with Bro. Thurman Seber officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery, Auburntown. He was born October 26, 1927, to his parents, the late Frank and Loraine Anderson Truitt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Crook Truitt, and brother and sister-in-law, Judson
and Anita Truitt. He is survived by nieces, Melissa Garrison of Alexandria, Sue Marie and Mike Brown of Brentwood and Linda Vickers of Liberty. Great nephews, Tom and Jackie Vickers of Smithville, Drew and Jordan Brown of Franklin, Wes Brown of Atlanta, Jacob and Kim Crook of Liberty, Russell and Lisa Ann Vickers of Liberty, and Ken and Jamie Vickers of Liberty. A great niece, Tiffany and Jim Lay of Lebanon. Nephews, Don and Carol Crook of Smithville and Junior and Kathleen Crook of Smithville. Great great nieces and nephews, Chase Gaither, Abigail Vickers, and Caroline and Nathaniel Crook. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Morris Clifford Turner

Jul 17 2016

91 year old Morris Clifford Turner of Smithville died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. He was a Mason and Shriner; a member of the First United Methodist Church in Smithville; and he was retired from Kingston Timers. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dr. John Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Paris and Eller Victoria Patterson Turner; wife, Ruth Jean Paris Turner; three brothers, Aubrey, Wilson, and Donald Turner. Survivors include a son, Bobby Turner of McMinnville. Two granddaughters, Ashley and Brandy Turner of Smithville. Four brothers, Johnny and Mildred Turner of Smithville, Kenneth and Ann Turner of Granville, David Turner of Nashville, and Sam Turner of Cookeville. Two sisters, Nina Ruth Puckett of Lebanon and Sue McGuire of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Whorton Springs Cemetery Fund.

Worth Huston Johnson

Jul 16 2016

88 year old Worth Huston Johnson of the Johnson Chapel Community died Thursday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a member of the Johnson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and he was retired from U.S. Rubber. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Farris will officiate and burial will be in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Rosco and Linnie Frances LaFever Johnson; two sisters, Donnie and Juanita Johnson; and four brothers, Jesse Paul, Johnny, Buel, and Charles Johnson. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Wilma Jean Johnson of Sparta. Two sons, Roger and Kathy Johnson of Sparta and Gary and Karen Johnson of Michigan. Six grandchildren, Eric and Koni Johnson, Melissa and Brent Tompkins, Jessica and Jason Fox, and Devin and Joe Ptaszynski all of Michigan, Jennifer and Joe Hall of Arkansas, and Robyn Higgs of Arizona. Eight great grandchildren. A brother, Walter and Jo Doris Johnson of Smithville. Sisters, Nita and Finis Daniels of Sparta and Wanda and Ben Wright of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Johnson Chapel Cemetery.

Johnny Floyd Coffee

Jul 16 2016

Johnny Floyd Coffee age 61 of Smithville passed away Thursday afternoon, July 14, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was the son of the late Henry Garth and Beulah Vanderpool Coffee. Mr. Coffee was a brick mason and affiliated with the Methodist church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Patricia Diane Jones. The family has chosen direct cremation; there will be a memorial service and burial to be announced at a later date. Survivors include 1 brother, David (Deborah) Coffee, 2 sisters Sharon (Tommy) Moore and Lisa Coffee; 5 nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Severin Peter Anderson

Jul 13 2016
Severin Peter Anderson

55 year old Severin Peter Anderson of Franklin died Wednesday at St. Thomas West Hospital. He was a Methodist, a property consultant, a Rotary member with Rotary Port Elizabeth South Africa, and he was a UT Knoxville Alumnus and football player at UT Knoxville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Redmon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Anderson is survived by two sons, Mathias and wife Alison Curtis Anderson of Smithville and Myles Anderson of Franklin. One daughter, Grace Anderson of Franklin. One grandson, Severin Anderson of Smithville and girlfriend, Lori Riehl of Franklin. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenn Doyce Knowles

Jul 13 2016
Glenn Doyce Knowles

67 year old Glenn Doyce Knowles of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jerry Womack will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3-8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Haston and Ola Geneva Adcock Knowles and a son, Jim Bo Knowles. Survivors include daughters, Crystal Knowles of Smithville and Barbara Strickland of Woodbury, and one son Morris Knowles of Smithville. Eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two sisters, Debbie and Christie Knowles of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the Smithville Lions Club.

Melvin Allen George

Jul 13 2016
Melvin Allen George

Melvin Allen George age 59 of Alexandria, died Tuesday morning at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Born Sept. 28, 1956, he was the son of the late Eldon Winfield George and Jessie Lee Williamson George. Melvin is survived by his sisters, Eldon Lee (Robert) Vanatta of Smithville, Janette (Jim) Moss of Alexandria, Gearline Jones of Alexandria; nephews, Randy (Kim) Moss and Greg (Wendy) Moss; niece, Kim (Richard) Young; great nieces and nephews, Ashlee Moss, Whitney Moss, Derek Young, Jada Moss, Allen Moss. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. till service time on Friday. Pallbearers, Randy and Greg Moss, Richard and Derek Young, Allen Moss, Andy Brelje, Jimmy Dunn, Jeff George, Grady Thomason. Interment at Prosperity Cemetery. Melvin was a member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church.

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