Obituaries

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. Survivors include 1 brother, David (Deborah) Coffee of Dowelltown, 2 sisters Sharon (Tommy) Moore of the Sycamore Community and Lisa Coffee of Smithville; 5 nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews. Mr. Coffee's request was to be cremated. There will be a Graveside Memorial Service 10:AM Saturday July 30, 2016 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the services, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the service at 10AM. 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.

Billy Douglas Ferrell

Jul 11 2016

28 year old Billy Douglas Ferrell of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was a Christian and worked in landscaping. The funeral will be Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Charlie Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Arat Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Ferrell. Survivors include his parents, Douglas Ray and Angel Ferrell of Smithville. Two brothers, Lee Allen Ferrell of Warren County and Jessie Glenn Ferrell of Smithville. One daughter, Destiny Cheyenne Keys of Smithville. Two grandmothers, Louise Garrett Taylor of Smithville and Nellie Brown Mathis of Warren County. Grandfather, Robert Lee Mathis of Cannon County. Special cousin, Tiffany Miller of Smithville. Aunts and uncles, Glenn and Louise Ferrell of Smithville, Joyce and Tom Mosley of Spencer, Hilton and Marie Ferrell of Cannon County, David Taylor of Smithville, Ben Taylor of Warren County, Johnny Darrell Mathis of Warren County. Great aunts and uncles, Medford and Ruth Murphy of Cannon County. Several other cousins and friends survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Audrey Taylor Snyder

Jul 11 2016
Audrey  Taylor Snyder

Audrey Taylor Snyder, age 89 of McMinnville passed away Saturday, July 9 at NHC in Smithville.

She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and a loving wife and mother.

Ms. Audrey was born August 30, 1926 to her parents the late Isaac Yates and Hattie Tisdale Taylor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Glenn Snyder.

Ms. Audrey is survived by her children, Darvin (Sue) Snyder of Florida, Phyllis Carolyn Snyder of McMinnville, and Rhonda (David) Pope of Jackson; grandchildren, Audrina Michelle McMurray, Audrena Marie Snyder, and Lori Arias; great grandchildren, Cody Taylor Pardue, Cameron Lane Pardue, Shelby Lynn Pardue, Heather Webb and David Forehand; great-great grandchildren, Brooke, Connor, Declan, Morgan, Marina and Sophia; sister, Oma Taylor of Smithville; sisters-in-law, Hazel Taylor, Helen Taylor and Aline Snyder of Smithville, Orbrey Dean (Nell) Snyder of Dowelltown, and Nira Snyder of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Johnny Taylor, Joe Taylor, Dan Taylor, Bob Taylor and Roy Taylor; and sisters, Julie Ervin, Ruby Taylor, Oni Durham, Myrtle Taylor, Elsie Lynch and Clara Nixon.

The family has chosen direct cremation, there will be no visitation at the funeral home but the family will announce a memorial service in the coming weeks.

The family wishes to extend a special "Thank You" to all the employees of NHC in Smithville.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel "Little Duck" Anderson

Jul 11 2016

56 year old Daniel "Little Duck" Anderson of Smithville died Saturday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He attended the Outreach Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Nathan Thomason and Joe Wilkey will officiate and burial will be in the Smith Chapel Cemetery in Cumberland County. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Anderson was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Hallie Goins Anderson; two brothers, Ronnie and Robert Anderson; and a sister, Deborah Bilbrey. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Ginger Anderson; a daughter, Michelle Martinez; sons, Derrick Hill and Daniel Anderson, II all of Smithville. Step son, Michael and Jessica Cantrell of Knoxville. Eleven grandchildren, Joseph Cantrell, MaKayle Cantrell, Amanda Hale, Zailan Martinez, Naziah Martinez, Payton Anderson, Domonick Anderson, Dylan Anderson, Reese Hill, Jonas Hill and Madalynn Hill. One brother, Lloyd and Sharon Anderson of Smithville. Three sisters, Darlene and Arnold Conley of Smithville, Gail and Jimmy Phillips of Monterey, and Cheryl and Barry Trapp of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Hazel Cantrell Hibdon

Jul 8 2016

101 year old Hazel Cantrell Hibdon of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a retired nurse from Knowles Hospital and a member of the Banks Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Greg Whaley will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until the funeral at 2 p.m. Hibdon was preceded in death by her parents, Luster and Mattie Bain Cantrell; a sister, Alice Davis; three brothers, Bill, Earnest, and Everitt Cantrell. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Mullinax of Smithville and Nina and James Moss of Virginia. Three sons, Jerry and Windy Hibdon of Pulaski, Freddy and Sue Hibdon of Rockvale, and J.L. and Vickie Hibdon of Mount Juliet. One sister, Cecil Williams of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren, six step grandchildren, and several great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Banks Cemetery.

Maxine Diane Potter

Jul 7 2016
Maxine Diane Potter

Maxine Diane Potter, age 94 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning, July 7, 2016. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and owner of Potter’s Office Supply. Maxine was born October 22, 1921 in Athens, OH to her parents, the late Charles and Kapatola Goldberry. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Paul H. Potter and 1 son Dana Potter as well as several brothers and sisters. Survivors include 2 sons Dennis Potter of Smithville and Pat Potter of South Carolina; 8 grandchildren, Caitlin, Chelsea, Kristin, Candy, Jonathan, Holly, Krisann, and Megan. Graveside service will be conducted at 4:30 PM Friday at DeKalb Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale and Dennis Potter officiating. Visitation will be at DeKalb Funeral Chapel Friday 11:AM until 4:15 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Donnie Lane Wheeler

Jul 6 2016

Donnie Lane Wheeler age 47 passed away Tuesday morning July 5, 2016 at his residence. He was born November 11, 1968 to his parents the late Eudean and Sue Reeder Wheeler. He was a tree topper and attended the Smithville First Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral Services for Mr. Wheeler will be held Friday 2:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 3:PM until 8:PM, Thursday 10:AM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Survivors include 2 daughters: Tiffany (Adrian) Gallegos, Brittaney (Chase) Williams both of Smithville; Grandchildren: Christopher and Jasmine Gallegos, Gabriella Wheeler; Mother: Sue Wheeler of Smithville, Brother: Lonnie Wheeler of Smithville; Sister: Amy (Dave) Lowrance of Texas; 5 Nieces & Nephews: Austin, Shawnee, Isabella and Kyra Lowrance, Harley Wheeler; Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survived. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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