Obituaries

Fred Claspell

Dec 11 2014

Mr. Fred Claspell age 62 of Smithville passed away Tuesday at his residence of a short illness. He was born March 22, 1952 in Muncie, Indiana to his parents, the late James and Lola Claspell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Grandson, Chase Power and 4 sisters, Loretta, Roberta, and Bernadetta Claspell and Jeanie Winningham. Fred attended Muncie, Indiana schools, and worked at Concannons Bakery from 1970 until 1989 where he was a Master Baker. In 1989 Fred moved to Smithville and worked at Star Manufacturing and Walker Manufacturing until he became disabled, he was a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include 3 daughters, Andrea (James) Campbell of Smithville, Jamie (Matt) Koch of Delaware; and Jennifer (Todd) Huxhold of Indiana; 1 step-son, David (Christina) Power of Indiana; 9 grandchildren, Dustin Jennings, Morgan Batey, Damien Phelps, Cody Koch, Leah Koch, Tristian Campbell, Tyler Campbell, Sadeye Power and Dakota Power; 3 sisters, Barbara Beaty of Indiana, Carolyn Winningham of Tennessee and Marilyn Brenner of Indiana and Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 4:PM Sunday, December 14, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be on Saturday 4:PM until 7:PM and Sunday 1:PM until the time of the service at 4:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Redmon

Dec 11 2014

Funeral services for Mr. Terry Redmon will be 12:00 Noon Friday, December 12, 2014 , at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon with Rev. Rob Simms officiating. Interment will follow at Dekalb Memorial Gardens in Smithville. Visitation Thursday 4-8 PM and Friday after 11 AM at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Redmon, age 72 of Lebanon passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at the Pavillion.

Born June 9, 1942, in Dekalb County, he is the son of the late Henry Clarence and Evelyn Ours Redmon. He was a 1960 graduate of Dekalb County High School and a 1979 graduate of the University of Tennessee with an Electrical Engineering Degree. He retired from Dupont where he worked as an electrical engineer. He attended Joy Church in Mt. Juliet. He loved bible study, sports, biking and hiking.

He was preceded in death by grandson, Daniel Hamby; sister, Phyllis Bennett. He is survived by his wife, Phylus Stewart Redmon; two children: Jeffery (Heidi) Redmon, Melanie (Butch) Hamby; sister, Faye Fuqua; grandchildren: Caroline (Brian) Foster, Matthew, Katherine, Gracie, and Jonathan Hamby, Anna and Luke Redmon. Pallbearers: Matthew Hamby, Brian Foster, Bert Driver, Greg Driver, Milburn Rodgers, Billy Hendrixson.

Lucille Parker Smith

Dec 10 2014

88 year old Lucille Parker Smith of Sparta died Wednesday morning at her residence. She was a member of the Laurel Hill Baptist Church and a retired owner of Lucille's Restaurant. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Teter will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3-8 p.m., Friday from 3-8, and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Ola Rigsby Cantrell; her husbands, Ernest Parker, Scoby Baker, and Meryl Smith; one son, Albert Parker; and one brother, Millard Cantrell. Survivors include two sons, Danny and Cathy Parker and Lee and Janie Parker; four grandsons, Shannon Parker, Albert and Vickie Parker, and Billy and Sabrina Parker all of Sparta, and Marty and Annie Parker of Woodbury. Six great grandchildren, Kalene and Storm Farley, Devin Duke, Jacob, Jordan, and Braxton Parker of Sparta, and Chris Parker of McMinnville. Three sisters, Leta Snodgrass of Sparta, Aline Jones of McMinnville, and Kathleen and Donald Cantrell of Nashville. One brother, Willard and Gail Cantrell of Cookeville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jesse Paul Pataky

Dec 10 2014

Mr. Jesse Paul Pataky age 75 of Smithville passed away Tuesday evening at DeKalb Community Hospital. Jesse was born April 18, 1939 to his parents, the late Jesse J. and Mary Pataky. He was a member of Lighthouse In-Home Ministry, U.S. Air Force and Navy Veteran and was a retired Tool & Die maker, having worked last and retiring from SW Manufacturing. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Mildred Pataky of Smithville; 3 sons, Harold (Bobbie) Herriott of Sparta, Bryan R. Herriott of Knoxville and John (Therese) Herriott of Smithville; 11 Grandchildren and 9 Great-grandchildren; 1 sister-in-law, Sandra (John) Duarte of Port St. Lucie, Florida. Funeral services will be conducted 2:30 PM Sunday, December 14, 2014 with Walter Ferrell officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be Saturday 1:PM until 5:PM and Sunday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 2:30 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Marjorie Jane Fuller Clayton

Dec 7 2014

Marjorie Jane Fuller Clayton age 80 of the Dry Creek Community passed away Friday morning at her residence of an extended illness. She was retired from the I.R.S. Ms. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, Merton and Elna Fuller; Husband, George E. Clayton; Son, George B. Clayton; Sister, Winifred Tite. She is survived by 5 Children, Diana and her husband Tadziu Sokol of Massachusetts, Valarie and her husband Dennis Leasure of Smithville, Jonathan Teed and Partner Bill Kirkhuff of North Carolina, Jody Jones of Smithville, Jeremy Clayton of Dowelltown; Daughter-in-law, Dawn Clayton of Smithville; 6 Grandchildren, Carrie Cantrell, Tammy Weaver, Eric Bujnevicie, Nick Bond, Jake Bond, and Hollie Parker; 3 Sisters, Marion Dowell and Dottie McDougal both of Florida, Alice Miller of Massachusetts; 1 Brother, Doug Fuller of Connecticut; 12 Great-Grandchildren also survive. Ms. Clayton's request was to be cremated and a Memorial service will be held 6:PM Tuesday evening December 9, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Stewart O'rell officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday 4:PM until the time of the memorial service at 6:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lawana Faye Curtis

Dec 5 2014

Mrs. Lawana Faye Curtis age 76, of Alexandria, TN, passed away Friday, December 5, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Curtis was born February 23, 1938 in Smith County, TN, the daughter of the late, Homer Fowler and Willette Potter. She was also preceded in death by her Daughter; Teresa Hunter on May 15, 2006 and by Brother; Billy Clayton Fowler on July 16, 1981. Mrs. Curtis was married to Ralph Curtis in June of 1955. She worked for Alexandria Industrial and the Auburntown and Dowelltown Shirt Factory. Mrs. Curtis was a member of the Lower Helton Baptist Church.

Mrs. Curtis is survived by Husband; Ralph Curtis of Alexandria, TN. Two Sons; Steven (Michelle) Curtis of Alexandria, TN, and Jeffrey (Glenda) Curtis of Alexandria, TN. Grandchildren; Dakota Curtis of Alexandria, TN, Colton Curtis of Alexandria, TN, Will Tarpley of Shelbyville, TN, Derek Tarpley of Elmwood, TN, and Savannah Curtis of Alexandria, TN. One Great-Granddaughter; MaKaeleigh Tarpley. Brother; Daryle Fowler of Carthage, TN.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Curtis are scheduled to be conducted Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2PM at Avant Funeral Home, with Mike Clayborn officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillview Cemetery.

Visitation with the Curtis family will be held at Avant Funeral Home on Saturday from 12 Noon to 8PM and on Sunday from 10AM until the service time at 2PM.

Nina Rose Bain

Dec 5 2014

85 year old Nina Rose Bain of Mount Juliet died Tuesday, November 18 at the Mt. Juliet Health Care Center. A graveside memorial service will be Tuesday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. 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 Dobson of Mt. Juliet. A great grandson, Travis Taylor of Mt. Juliet. Two brothers, James Donald Puckett of Smyrna and W.J. Puckett of Coopertown and a sister, Motie Marie Shawondens of Charlotte, Tennessee. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Russell "Donnie" Franks

Dec 4 2014

Mr. Donald Russell "Donnie" Franks age 66 of Smithville, passed away Monday December 1, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 8, 1948 to his parents the late Russell and Jo Ann Franks. Donnie was a former employee of SW Manufacturing and Star Manufacturing. He is survived by his son, Bryan Franks of Hendersonville; uncle, Bailey Dickens of Smithville; 2 cousins, Judy Phillips and Larry and his wife Janie Dickens all of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday 12:30PM until the time of the service at 2:30PM.

Steven Wayne “Mugs” Herron

Dec 2 2014

Funeral services for Steven Wayne “Mugs” Herron, 58, of Baxter will be held Tuesday, December 2 at 11 am in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Gantt officiating. Burial will follow in Boiling Springs Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday 5 pm to 9 pm and Tuesday 9 am until time of services at the funeral home.

Mr. Herron passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at DeKalb County Hospital in Smithville.

He was born September 19, 1956 in Delaware County, Indiana to the late Talmadge “Bye” Herron and Margie Goff Herron.

Mr. Herron was a logger.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Dyer; grandson, Kaden Herron and his father-in-law Ronald Gantt.

He is survived by his wife, Tereasa Diane Gantt Herron of Baxter; three daughters, Beth Nash and husband Richard of Sparta, Rachael Croom and husband KC, and Ashley Herron all of Cookeville; one granddaughter, Bailey Nash of Sparta; three grandsons, Mason Nash of Sparta, Logan Croom and Elias White of Cookeville; four sisters, Joann Lafever and husband Robert of Baxter, Susie Simmons and husband Charles of Cookeville, Darlene Burch and husband Larry of Smithville, Linda Maynard and husband Jimmy of Baxter; his mother-in-law, Aline Gantt of Baxter and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Presley Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

George A. Colgan

Nov 30 2014

86 year old George A. Colgan of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He worked for the Red Cross and ASPCA. He was a Kmart executive and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ida Colgan, Jr.; his wife, Brenda Blair Colgan; and a sister, Jane and husband Bob Hoerger. Survivors include a daughter, Kerri and husband Neal Wait of Minnesota. Three sons, Keel Colgan of Baltimore, Trace and wife Vivian Colgan of Florida, and Crede and wife Carina Colgan of Smithville. A step-son, Scott and wife Tammy Turner of Smithville. Nine grandchildren. One niece, Kathy Compton. Mother of his children, Helen Matthews of North Carolina. Special caregivers, Deanna Brooks, Elizabeth Smith, and April Hale. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the DeKalb County Animal Coalition.

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