Obituaries

Bobbye Harrison

Feb 10 2016

80 year old Bobbye Harrison of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC of Smithville. She was a member of the Smithville Church of God and was a retired teacher's aid at Smithville Elementary School. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jeff Armstrong will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Green and Maud Delong Wall and two brothers, Thwaitt and Jack Wall. She is survived by her husband of 61 years Norris Harrison; two daughters, Pat and husband Larry Briggs and Vicki Hawker; three grandchildren, Clint Hawker and Elliott Cook all of Smithville and Cole Hawker of Cookeville. Three sisters, Melba and husband Roy Lee Pedigo, Ann and husband Carl Lee Webb, and Lynn and husband Douglas Cantrell all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Smithville Church of God Building Fund or Youth Group.

Kim Anderson Lee

Feb 9 2016

Kim Anderson Lee age 50 of Murfreesboro passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at her sisters home in Lascassas after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 16, 1965 to her parents, the late Joe Robert and Sarah Ann Bell Anderson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chris Lee and son, Tyler Lee. Kim was a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church and was an office worker. She is survived 2 daughters, Lauren Kristin Lee and Karley Rae Estes both of Murfreesboro; 1 granddaughter, Anna Belle Joy Lee; Fiancé, Donnie Ray Estes of Murfreesboro; 3 sisters, Pam (James) Hale of Sparta, Karen (Steve) Martin of Lascassas, Angela Anderson of Murfreesboro; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bobby and Jennifer Lee of Smithville; brother-in-law, Patrick Lee and sister-in-law, Clarissa Lee; special friends, Sherri Greene and Patty Banks and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday, February 11, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Steve Martin and Bro. Michael Hale officiating and interment in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 4:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Ray Crook

Feb 5 2016

59 year old Billy Ray Crook of Liberty passed away suddenly Friday morning in Elizabethtown, KY. He was a self employed carpenter and attended the Clear Fork United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 1:30pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Bobby Martin & Bro. Wilson Williams will officiate with burial to follow at Centertown Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday from 11am-8pm & Sunday from 9am until time of services at 1:30pm.

Mr. Crook was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Imogene Cantrell Crook. Survivors include wife, Diane Lance Crook of Liberty. 2 sons, Bradley & wife Shauna Crook of Liberty & Christopher & wife Dianne of Smithville. 1 stepson, Bradley Wayne Ferrell of Liberty. 2 grandchildren, Michael Crook of Smithville & Jessica Crook of Johnson City. 2 brothers, Ronald & wife Karen Crook of Liberty & Wayne Crook of Smithville. 1 Sister, Melissa Reyes & sister-in-law, Janice Miller both of McMinnville. Aunt, Gail & husband Richard Cassity of Watertown. Several nieces & nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Clear Fork United Methodist Church in memory of Billy.

Juanita Redmon

Feb 5 2016

84 year old Juanita Redmon of Roseville, Michigan and formerly of Smithville died Wednesday at her Michigan home. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Burton-Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-8 p.m. and Monday from 10-11 a.m. She was an Avon Sales Associate. Redmon was preceded in death by her husband and children, Mitchell Redmon and Jeffrey Redmon. Survivors include children, Vicky Brannon, Janice and husband James Sparks, Mark and wife Sue Redmon, and Perry and wife Colleen Redmon. She was the sister of John and Jean Foster, Joyce and Warren Hall, and the late Roscoe and Dean Foster. She was the grandmother of 23 and great grandmother of 56. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Margaret Inglis Preston

Feb 3 2016

Margaret Inglis Preston, 91, passed away Monday, February 2, 2016 at Dekalb St. Thomas hospital. She was a native of Cannon Co.
She is survived by her children, Helen Preston of Smithville, Donald (Donna) Preston of Woodbury; Russell (Kay) Preston of Manchester, Regina (Wayne) Pack of Smithville, Terry Preston of Woodbury, Charles (Kathy) Preston of Woodbury, David (Jackie) Preston of Beech Grove; Sister, Sarah Crowell of Scottsville, KY; 12 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Meda Melton Inglis; husband, James M. Preston; Grandson, Jimmy Preston; Granddaughter, Margaret Virginia Preston; brother, James Inglis & Lavaun Moulton.

Ms. Preston was a member of Woodland Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress from Colonial and Valdor. She enjoyed going to church, vegetable and flower gardening and canning. Most of all she loved being a wife and mother.

Funeral services will be 1 pm Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. John Robinson & Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Amity Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Wednesday, February 03, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cannon Co. Child Advocacy Center

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 www.woodburyfuneralhome.net

Lola Dean Minton

Feb 2 2016

57 year old Lola Dean Minton of Smithville passed away early Tuesday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a Baptist & formally employed at Tenneco. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be held at a later time. She is preceded in death by her parents, Luther & Ruby Rayder Phillips. 2 brothers, Joey Rayder & David Phillips. Survivors include 1 daughter, Teri Lynn Potts of Murfreesboro. 2 grandchildren, Charlie Potts & Ady Rae Potts. 6 sisters, Joyce & James Watson of Murfreesboro, Debbie George of Smithville, Linda & Michael Burke of Murfreesboro, Wilma & Ernie Bouldin, Jean Farmer & Janice Cripps all of Smithville. 2 brothers, LM & Virginia Phillips of Murfreesboro & Jimmie & Regina Rayder of Wartburgh. Several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with final expenses.

Micheal Eugene Minnear

Feb 2 2016
Micheal Eugene Minnear

35 year old Micheal Eugene Minnear of Smithville passed away Monday February 1, 2016. Micheal was of the Pentecostal faith and was self employed in landscaping. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be at Minnear Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his uncle, Woody Minnear. Survivors include his father, Eugene Minnear & his mother, Lori & husband Scotty Fuson all of Smithville. 3 brothers, Caleb Minnear, Brandon & Steven Haas all of Smithville. Step brothers, Jared and Caleb Fuson and step sisters, Olivia & Skyler Fuson all of Smithville. Half Brothers Clinton Cope of Cookeville & Jonathon Conatser of McMinnville. Special cousin, Rebecca Hodges and special nephew, Keagan Minnear both of Smithville. Stepfather, Trent Haas of Smithville. Paternal grandparents, Donald & Peggy Minnear of Smithville. Maternal grandparents, Father Gregory & Anastasia Williams of Liberty. Step-grandparents, Jr. & Geraldine Fuson of Smithville. Special friend, Julie Wright of Smithville. Several aunts, uncles & cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ralph Arnold, Jr.

Feb 2 2016
 Ralph Arnold, Jr.

Mr. Ralph Arnold, Jr. age 90 of Smithville, TN, died Monday, February 01, 2016, at N.H.C. Health Care in Smithville, TN. He was born October 25, 1925, in DeKalb County, TN, was a retired employee of Genesco and a member and deacon of New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by parents Ralph Arnold, Sr. and Nettie Arnold Johnson, son Jewel Reed Arnold, grandson Gary Robinson, and a sister Lois Chapman.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years Ethel Christine Arnold, son Ricky Lynn (Debbie) Arnold, grandchildren Dennis (Gina) Arnold, Joseph (Christy) Arnold, great-grandchildren Adam, Jordan, Sam, Bryson, Yasmin and Lealon Arnold, step great-granddaughter Kealah Curtis, daughter-in-law Christeen Arnold, sister Nell (Dean) Snyder, brother-in-law Cordell Chapman, niece Mellanie Chapman and nephew Kip Snyder. Several other family members and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be 2 PM Friday, February 05, 2016 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Jeff Winfrey and Elder Paul Violet will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Smithville, TN. The Arnold Family will receive friends Thursday from 3 PM until 8 PM and again Friday from 10 AM until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

James Garey Graham

Jan 29 2016

Mr. James Garey Graham, age 72 of Smithville, passed away Thursday, January 28th at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. He was born September 18, 1943 to his parents, the late Clarence and Carrie Graham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Arvisais. Mr. Graham was a retired lineman from the Tennessee Valley Authority. Survivors include 1 sister, Linda (Billy) Cantrell of Smithville; 4 Children, Michael Graham of Collinsville MS, Melissa Geuy (Bob James) of Urbana OH, Michele (Chuck) Rihn of Irwin PA, Mark Graham of Smithville; 7 grandchildren, Justina (Josh) Carter, Joshua Graham, Katrina Andreyo, Kaylee Braswell, Kasandra Rihn, Laci Geuy and Marcus Rihn; 2 great grandchildren, Mason and Maylee Carter; 1 niece, Donna (Phillip) Summerford; 3 nephews Mark (Janine) Arvisais, Bobby Cantrell, Darrell (Rachel) Cantrell; 4 great nieces Hope, Hannah, Hailey and Mareia Cantrell; and 1 Aunt, Faye Aumack. A memorial service will be held at DeKalb Funeral Chapel on Sunday, January 31st at 4:30 pm. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Helen Warden

Jan 29 2016

93 year old Willie Helen Warden, formerly of Alexandria, died Thursday at the Hearth at Sycamore Village, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carter Bee and Willie Macon Foutch Davenport; her husband of 62 years, Carlos Lee Warden; and her first husband of one year, Daniel Roy Hale; a son, Phillip Reed Warden; sisters, Hilda Lucille, Ruth Marie, Nettie Gennett, and Sarah Annette; brothers, Lonnie Cordell, Carter Glenn, John Henry, Hoyte Foutch, and Herbert Winette. Survivors include sons, Randall and wife Marge Warden of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Byron and wife Melva Warden of Dickson. Grandchildren, Andra and Russ Gindelberger, Erika Warden and Logan Warden of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Tracy and Tadd Webb of Smithville, Adam and Lairen Warden of Carthage; Daniel and Felicia Warden of Smithville; and Kayla Warden of Dickson. Nine great grandchildren. Sisters, Ruby Earlene and her husband Garland Eastes. Brothers, Clarence Thomas and his wife Jimmy Davenport. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the New Hope Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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