Obituaries

Raye D. Knight

Aug 31 2015

Raye D. Knight age 88 of Smithville passed away Sunday night, August 30, 2015 at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born October 11, 1926 in Miami, Florida. Raye was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Jackson and Ada L. Holsey Knight; 1 brother, Jack Knight; 1 sister, Lois Caslow. She was a registered nurse and a Seventh Day Adventist. She is survived by 1 sister, Veda Waldrep of South Dakota; special friends, Elaine & Terry Cowart and Kiki Brown of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday 9:30Am until 10:45 at which time Miss Knight will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the new DeKalb County Animal Coalition - Animal Shelter, in memory of Miss Raye. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernest Boyett

Aug 31 2015

71 year old Ernest Boyett of Smithville and formerly of Palmetto, Florida died Sunday night at NHC of Smithville. He was a retired electronics repairman. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m.at the Bradenton Gospel Tabernacle in Bradenton, Florida where he was a member. John Paul Marlow will officiate. Entombment will be at Manasota Memorial Park. Visitation will be prior to the service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Boyett was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Boyett; parents, Roy and Marjorie Widner Boyett Criswell; grandchild, Joey Grasessle; and two brothers, Roy and Jimmy Boyett. He is survived by five children, Tracy and John Walls of Dowelltown, Ernest and Suzi Boyett of Indiana, Denise and Joe Graessle of Florida, Deanna Decker of Florida, and Benjamin Boyett and fiancé Jessica Dubois of Florida. Three step daughters, Melissa Harrison of Smithville, Susan and John Wilcox and Shari VonBorstel of Florida. One step son, Ricky and Heidi Meyers of Maryland. Twelve grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Six sisters and two brothers also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

Pearl Glendon Cantrell

Aug 30 2015

Pearl Glendon Cantrell, known by all as “Glenn”, passed away peacefully at his home on August 29, 2015 at the age of 74 after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Smithville, TN to parents, Jessie Herbert and Lillie Farless Cantrell.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters, Jeannie Sue Jones (Wayne) of Hermitage, TN and Melissa Antoinette Parrish (Fred) of Nashville, TN and son, Eric (Karen) Agee of Garden Valley, CA; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; mother, Lillie Farless Derting of Smithville, TN; sister, Helen Ponder-Yeghiaian (Robert) of Pulaski, TN; brothers, Ralph (Debbie) of Casper, WY; Lewis (Peggy) and Paul of Smithville, TN.

Glenn had 3 main passions - his family, his work and the love of boating. He was the proud owner of Cantrell Electrical, A/C and Heating Inc., and being a man of his word, owned a boat until the day he died. Glenn was always there for his family, and though a large void will be felt by us all in his passing, he is with us still in our hearts.

All services will be held at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from four o’ clock in the evening until eight on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Funeral service will be held at ten o’ clock in the morning on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Glenn’s honor to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203.

Albert Wayne Fisher

Aug 30 2015

66 year old Albert Wayne Fisher of Alexandria died Friday at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was born in Clark County, Kentucky. Fisher was a logger. The funeral will be at the Scobee Funeral Home in Winchester, Kentucky. The date and time have not been announced. He was preceded in death by his parents, Matt Thomas Fisher and Geneva Hopper. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Fisher of Alexandria. Children, Albert Wayne Fisher, Jr. of Tennessee, Brian Fisher of Watertown, Robert and Shannon Fisher of Winchester, Kentucky, Christie Crowe of Smithville, and Aaron Fisher of Clay City, Kentucky. Grandchildren, Lee Drake of Winchester, Matt Crowe of Smithville, Chris Bolen of Smithville, Thomas Fisher of Conway, South Carolina, Andrew Fisher of Winchester, C.J. Schooler of Winchester, Devin Fisher of Tazewell, Brent Fisher of Tazewell, Austin Fisher of Jackson, Mississippi, and Tony Fisher, Tonita and Justin Clemons, Michael Fisher, and Timothy Fisher all of Clay City, Kentucky. Great grandson, Justin Clemons of Clay City, Kentucky. Brothers and sisters, Tommy Fisher, Teddy Fisher, Mike Fisher, Marsha and Kevin Vaugh, Janice and Mark Brown, Brenda Turner, Karen and James McGuire all of Winchester, Kentucky, Donna and Mike Agee of Richmond, Kentucky, and Melissa and Micky Hyde of Lexington, Kentucky. This information provided by Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.

Kenneth William "POPS" Crawford

Aug 29 2015

75 year old Kenneth William "POPS" Crawford of Alexandria died Friday at his residence. He was a machinist and a US Army veteran. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Dusty Desimone will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 1 p.m. until the service time. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Edward Crawford and Bulah Edwards. Survivors include his children, Barry and wife Kim, Kenny and wife Glenda, Keith and wife Lisa, Tina and husband Thomas, and Butch and wife Amy. Grandchildren, Casey, Ashley, Robert, Samantha, Hannah, Tegan, and Keeley. Great grandchildren, Braden, Jackson, Landyn, Bentley, Reiss, and Oaklee. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Teemus Johnson

Aug 28 2015

94 year old Teemus Johnson of Smithville died Friday morning at his residence. He was a Baptist, a farmer, and a World War II Army Veteran. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Regina Lynne Bolden will officiate and burial will be in the Leeville Cemetery in Wilson County. Visitation will be Saturday from 1-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Johnson and Nettie Mai Miller Johnson Kelley; two daughters, Joyce Ann Smith and Sharon Louise Petty; five brothers, Elmerray, Derwood, Jimmy, Albert, and Robert Johnson and one sister, Mary Ann Cluck. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Joanne Johnson; six daughters, Eloise Power, Peggy and Donald Minnear, Linda and Clarence Standridge all of Smithville, Gwen Hayes of Lebanon, Marsha and Mike Franks of Saltillo and Gail Jones of Dickson. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Three brothers, Roy and Pat Johnson of West Virginia, Jessie and Deloris Johnson of Wyoming, Barrett and Claudine Johnson of Readyville. One sister, Ruby Vaught of Murfreesboro. Devoted son-in-law, George Petty of Nunelly. Several nieces, nephews, and family also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Jean Goodman Atnip

Aug 28 2015

Mrs. Jean Goodman Atnip age 62 of Smithville, passed away Thursday afternoon, August 27, 2015 at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. Jean was preceded in death by her father, Riley Goodman. She was a member of the Keltonburg United Methodist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Austin Atnip of Smithville; 2 children, Barry Atnip and Angela Atnip both of Smithville; 3 grandchildren, Zackery Walker, Meranda Atnip and Hunter Murphy; mother, Clara Mae Goodman of Smithville; 2 brothers, Lloyd (Pat) Goodman and Donnie Goodman both of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Keltonburg United Methodist Church with Bros. Mike Neal and Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 10AM until 8:PM and Sunday 10Am until 1:15 at which time Mrs. Jean will be taken to the church for the service at 2PM, all visitation will be held at the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Lee Cabral

Aug 27 2015

Mr. Kenneth Lee Cabral age 68 of Smithville, passed away Wednesday night August 26, 2015 at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Nashville. Ken was born December 9, 1946 to his parents, the late Joseph and Rosa Belle Cabral. Mr. Cabral was a self-employed Janitorial Contractor. A lifelong Jehovah's Witness, he was baptized in 1959 and was an Elder in the Smithville Congregation. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marilyn Cabral of Smithville; 4 children, Kim Cabral of Smithville, Kristen (Eric) Kulkarni of Smithville, Allen (Trisha) Cabral of Duffield, VA, Kathleen Cabral of Murfreesboro; 3 grandchildren, Allisha, Kara and Evan Cabral; 2 brothers, Ronald (June) Cabral of Sparta and Steven (Lynda) Cabral of Smithville. Visitation with the Cabral family will be on Saturday, August 29, 2015 2:PM until 5:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. A Memorial Service will be held 6:00PM Monday, August 31, 2015 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Smithville with Greg Pearson officiating. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Charlene Hale Coffee

Aug 27 2015

Charlene Hale Coffee age 92 of Dowelltown, passed away Wednesday night, August 26, 2015 at NHC HealthCare in Smithville. She was born March 1, 1923 to her parents, the late Clarence and Minnie Hill Hale. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Glen A. Coffee; 2 daughters, Betty Sue Davis and Cindy Lou Coffee; 2 grandsons; 1 great-granddaughter; 2 sisters, Frances Taylor and Altie Bain; 4 brothers, Cordell, Ed, Brown, and James Hale. She was of the Apostolic Faith and was a retired shirt factory worker. Survivors include 5 children, Paul (Linda) Byford of Smithville, J.C. (Christine) Byford of Dowelltown, Linda (Ron) Hoffman of Cookeville, Eva Sevier of Dowelltown, Elaine Sherrell of Sparta; 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Jodie (Bud) Forbes of Mt. Juliet. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Saturday, August 27, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Billy Hale and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 2:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John Payton Turner

Aug 26 2015

66 year old John Payton Turner of Smithville died Tuesday at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a foreman at Pirtle Nursery. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, David Oscar and Ella Mai Herman Turner; three sisters, Halena Driver, Evalena Redmon, and Rose Cobble; and two brothers, Jerry Turner and Elton Turner. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Glenda Dyer Turner; two sons, John Michael and Tina Turner and Chase Turner; two daughters, Crystal and Cayalyn Turner all of Smithville. One grandchild; two sisters, Helen and Malcolm Turner of McMinnville and Ruby Parsley of Smithville. Sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Altie and Gerald Knowles of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Gladys and Ella Chaffin both of Cookeville. Brother-in-law, Raymond Dyer of Smithville. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and family. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Cayalyn Turner Scholarship Fund.

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