Obituaries

Clara N. Billings

Mar 17 2017

Funeral services for Clara N. Billings, age 76 of Baxter, will be held on Sunday at 2:00pm from the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home. Brother Frank Davis will officiate at the service and family and friends will serve as Pallbearers. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home, on Saturday from 2:00pm until 8:00pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm until time of services. Clara N. Billings was born on April 4, 1940 in Putnam County TN to the late Sam L. and Jessie May Barr Dunn.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Zion Freewill Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; 2 Sons, David Eugene Billings and Daniel Lloyd Billings, 2 Sisters, Myrtis Elrod and Margie Hickey, 1 Brother, Bill Dunn.

She is survived by; Husband, Lloyd Billings of Baxter, 1 Son, Donald Billings of Missouri, 5 Grandchildren, Christopher Billings, Joshua Billings, Daniel Valdiva, Andrew Billings and Alesha Kollomorgen, 14 Great grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.

A Host of family and friends also survive

Alton Donald Haggard

Mar 17 2017
Alton Donald Haggard

76 year old Alton Donald Haggard of Smithville died Thursday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was a member of the Jefferson Community Church and a retired truck driver with A.H. Farms. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jason Nunley will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Audra Brown Haggard; wife, Dorothy Haggard; a brother, James Haggard; and a great grandchild, Bryson Braseel. Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Linder and Meresa and Jeff Winchester all of Smithville. Two sons, Donald and Connie Haggard of Smithville and Michael and Sandra Haggard of McMinnville. Twelve grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Atnip

Mar 17 2017
Virginia Atnip

89 year old Virginia Atnip of Silver Point died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. She was a Pentecostal and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie Arnold and Anderson Curtis; a son, Terry Atnip; and her husband, E.J. Atnip. Survivors include four sons, Tommy Williams of Murfreesboro, Jeff and Tara Atnip of Murfreesboro, Gary Atnip of Smithville, Timothy Atnip of Smithville. Six grandchildren. Several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Marie Ellis

Mar 17 2017
Anna Marie Ellis

Anna Marie Ellis age 78 of Smithville passed away Thursday afternoon March 16, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was born August 8, 1938 to her parents the late Paul and Clara Oliver Malone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter B. Ellis and brother Johnnie Malone. Ms. Ellis was a retired factory worker, a cafeteria cook at the High School and member of the New West Point Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Royce Moore and Michael Hale officiating and burial to following in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Ellis family will be Saturday 12:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of the funeral at 2:PM. Survivors include children: Gayle Carter of Alexandria, Sharon (Tony) Boyd, Michael (Angie) EIlis both of Smithville; Grandchildren: Anthony (Tonya) Boyd, Dovie (John) Westmoreland, Austin, Briana and Christian Ellis, Cameron Page; Great-Grandchildren: Victoria Westmoreland, Mikel Westmoreland, Elijah Boyd, Johnathon Westmoreland, Becca Westmoreland; Sister: Sherry Bowman of Carthage; 2 Nephews: Anthony Bowman, Timmy Bowman; Niece: Tabatha Southard; Uncle: Jerry (June) Oliver of Goodlettsville; Special friend: Patsy Saunders. The family would like to say a Special Thank You to the Nurses and Staff of NHC for the care given. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Renate Reagle

Mar 16 2017
Renate Reagle

Renate Reagle age 80 of Dowelltown passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born July 9, 1936 to her parents, Hans and Wilma Gross. She was a retired owner of dry cleaning business. She is survived by 2 children, Mike (Tammy) Kijanski of Dowelltown and Brigitte Doimi of New Jersey; 5 grandchildren, Kevin and Cory Kijanski both of Dowelltown, Kelli (Brad) Butler of Baxter, Zachary Doimi and Dana Doimi both of New Jersey; 2 great-grandchildren, Hayden and Haylee Butler. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Saturday, March 18, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and entombment will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 11:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Christine Tramel

Mar 14 2017
Christine Tramel

84 year old Christine Tramel of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC of Smithville. She was a lifetime member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and a retired nurse serving 50 years in nursing in DeKalb County. Christine had a passion for helping others and touching lives of others that she came in touch with. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson and Michael Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Tramel was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nora Fuson Johnson; a brother, Virgil Johnson; and two sisters, Lorene Hale and Barbara Keaton. Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Cantrell of Portland, Trish and Jerry Killian of Knoxville, and Donna Tramel of Smithville. One son, Ronnie and Phyllis Tramel of Smithville. Ten grandchildren, Ashley and Shannon Lepley of Portland, Ryan and Tina Cantrell of Smithville, Chad and Casi Young of Nashville, Emily Young of Knoxville, Lindsay and Brian Honaker of Knoxville, Leah Snow, Jake Tramel, Hunter Tramel, Martha Puckett (Tyler Taylor) all of Smithville and Will Puckett of Hendersonville. Eleven great grandchildren,. One brother, A.C. and Elizabeth Johnson. Two sisters, Mary Jane Johnson and Violet Pack all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Special thanks to everyone at NHC and staff and Avalon Hospice for all their care and love.

Glyndon “Glen” Hayes Pedigo Sr.

Mar 13 2017
Glyndon “Glen” Hayes Pedigo Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Glyndon “Glen” Hayes Pedigo SR., age 82 of Cookeville will be held Wednesday March 15 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery in Smithville. Rev. Mickey Leftwich and Randy Porter will officiate.

Glen died Sunday morning March 12, 2017 at his home.

He was born May 26, 1934 in DeKalb County, Tennessee to the late Joseph Columbus and Lula Jane Hayes Pedigo.

Glen was a man that loved and served the Lord. He was a devoted father and husband who deeply loved his family and friends. His Christian legacy lives on through his children.

Glen was attending Scott Avenue Baptist Church and was a former member and Deacon of Stevens Street Baptist Church and Double Springs Baptist Church.

Glen was a retired Pharmacist earning his BS in Pre-Pharmacy at Middle Tennessee State University and his Doctorate of Pharmacy at University of Tennessee-Memphis.

He was a Pharmacist in Morristown and Clarksville, TN and retired as a Pharmaceutical rep for Bristol- Myers Squibb.

He was an avid golfer, a sport he began playing at the age of 17.

Glen was a member of UT Alumni; Cookeville Masonic Lodge #266 F&AM; and Al Menah Shrine Temple.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Leola Pinegar Pedigo; daughter, Gwyndon Ann Pedigo; brother, Melvin Pedigo; and sister, Emma Jo Hurst.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, James David and Phyllis Pedigo, and Glyndon Pedigo JR; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lynn and Mark Mason, and Janie Elizabeth Pedigo all of Cookeville; two grandchildren, Candace (Josh) Hughett, and Crystal (Jammie) Williams all of Cookeville; and seven great grandchildren, Lexie, Alyssa, and Anzley Williams and Jonah, Carson, Jordan, and Dominic Hughett.

A deep appreciation to Dr. James Cates who lovingly and prayerfully cared for him during his illness.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Putnam County Senior Golf Group.

Active Pallbearers will be Josh Hughett, Jammie Williams, Kenny Pedigo, Jamie Goodwin, Dennis Lynn Goodwin, and Donny Kemp.

Glen’s family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Scott Avenue Baptist Church (253 Scott Avenue, Cookeville, TN) and Double Springs Baptist Church (5166 Nashville Hwy, Baxter, TN).

Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements (931) 526-6111. You may share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com.

E.J. Atnip

Mar 10 2017

75 year old E.J. Atnip of Silver Point died Thursday at St.Thomas West Nashville. He was retired from Colonial Bread Company. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Charlie May Braswell Atnip; a son, Terry Atnip; and a brother, Billy Atnip. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Curtis Atnip of Silver Point. Three sons, Gary Atnip of Silver Point, Jeff & Tara Atnip of Murfreesboro, and Timothy Atnip of Smithville. One step son, Tommy Williams of Murfreesboro. Four grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Three sisters, Fay Cantrell, Ella Moore, and Beverly Doreta Crips all of Smithville. A brother, Lamar Redmon of Smithville. Uncle Arvil Atnip of Smithville and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In lieu of flowers make donations to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tina Beth Young

Mar 10 2017
Tina Beth Young

Tina Beth Young age 45 of Smithville passed away Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born June 26, 1971 to her parents, Buck and Paulette Wilson Mooneyham. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, V.L. and Callie Wilson; paternal grandparents, Charles and Mary Mooneyham; father-in-law, Larry Joe Young. She was a member of Covenant Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Joe Young of Smithville; parents, Paulette Mooneyham and Buck Mooneyham of Smithville; 5 children, Ashley (Raymond) Lippart of Smithville, Andrew Hutchens of Smithville, Tiffany (Bobby) Price of Sparta, Bridget (Rainy) Howell of Chattanooga and Alana (Brandon) Jones of Cookeville; 4 grandchildren, Raymond Lippart, IV, Brandon Jones, Jr., Addison Jones and Zeke Jones; 1 sister, Kandy Fish of Smithville; 2 aunts, Louise Mayo of Woodbury, Joyce Hale of Smithville; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Peggy and Phillip Stewart of Smithville; brother-in-law, Brian (Cindy) Young of Nashville; sister-in-law, Salana Lettsinger of Alabama; 3 nephews, Ryan and Matthew Sullivan and Jonathan Caldwell. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, March 13, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bobby Thomason, Greg Mitchell and Darrel Gill officiating and burial to follow in Center Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 2:PM until 8:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold Lewis McCarty

Mar 9 2017

79 year old Harold Lewis McCarty of Smithville died Wednesday at Skyline Medical Center. He was a Jehovah Witness and was a retired IT Manager with Demco Gray. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation or service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Elizabeth Davis McCarty. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathleen McCarty of Smithville. Two sons, James R. McCarty of Smithville and Donald L. and Kimberly McCarty of Ohio. One daughter, Sharon and Michael Bell of Ohio. Four grandchildren. Seven great grandchildren. One sister, Harriett and Ronald Fisher of New York. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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