Obituaries

Drusie Myers

Dec 2 2016

93 year old Drusie Myers of Mt. Juliet died Friday at the Quality Care Health Care Center. The funeral will be Monday at 12 noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. until the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Alta Page Close; her husband, James Myers; three sisters, Barbie Spencer, Opal Cantrell, and Mary Demali; and two brothers, Edward and Hoyte Close. Survivors include three sisters, Jo Kamia of Virginia, Doris Estes of Smithville, and Marjorie and A.W. Patterson of Mt. Juliet. Two brothers, Paul Close of Smithville and Otis Close of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews survive. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart or Cancer Society. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Wall Redmon

Dec 1 2016
Ruth Wall Redmon

97 year old Ruth Wall Redmon of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. She was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ and a beloved employee for over 40 years as secretary at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. Redmon was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Redmon; parents, Cordie and Laura Bell Green Wall and five brothers, Clinton, Green, Alton Gentry, B.C., and Bob Wall. She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and lots of special friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Smithville Day School at the Church of Christ or to the Keltonburg Cemetery.

Richard M. Fenimore

Nov 29 2016
Richard M. Fenimore

Arriving on Angels wings into the arms of our Lord, Richard M. Fenimore, left this life on Saturday, November 26, 2016. He was born January 12, 1930 to the late Richard A. and Irene Morris Fenimore. On November 8, 1952, he married Patricia Ryan who preceded him in death July 11, 2015. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Hale; grandson, Patrick Allen and father and mother-in-law, William and Dorothy Ryan. Mr. Fenimore was very involved in community activities, singing and helping with kids activities and programs. He was a member of the Catholic Church and was a maintenance technician. Survivors include 2 daughters, Lynn Smith of Castallian Spings, TN and Robin (Terry) Tate of Hazlegreen, AL; 5 grandchildren, Nanci (Eric) Drennan, Chris Allen, Michael (Janet) Allen, Shawn (Bailey) Tate and Jamie (Stephanie) Tate; 11 great-grandchildren, Jacob and Evan Cripps, Dustin Drennan, Christopher Allen, Michael Allen, Jr., Madolyn Allen, Kimberly Allen, Chauncey Langevin, Lacey Tate, Layna Tate and Avery Tate. There will be a Catholic Funeral Mass held 10:AM Saturday, December 3, 2016 at St. Gregory's Catholic Church with Father David Cooney officiating. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 9:AM until the time of Mass at 10:AM at St. Gregory's. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Mr. Fenimore. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Lee "Peewee" Mantz

Nov 29 2016

Mary Lee "Peewee" Mantz age 54 of McMinnville passed away Monday afternoon at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. She was the daughter of the late Norval Lee and Mary Magdalene Driver Judkins, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Vickey Judkins and Diane. She was disabled. Survivors include her husband of 22 years, Joseph E. Mantz of McMinnville; 2 children, Amanda Beth Martin of McMinnville and Rickey Lynn Martin, Jr. of Smithville; 1 grandson, Isaac Luther Martin; 1 brother, Norval Lee Judkins, Jr. of McMinnville; 1 sister, Loyce Marie Judkins of Smithville; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. A special "Thank You" to Connie Beltz for your friendship and care given to Mary. The family has honored Mary's request to be cremated and a service will be held at a later date. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Cynthia Redmon

Nov 29 2016

54 year old Cynthia Redmon of Sparta died Monday at Centennial Medical Center. She was a member of the Shiloh Church of God and owner of Ragland Bottom Restaurant where she was a beloved waitress and operator for 31 years. The funeral will be Thursday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chad Bagley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Redmon; father, Royce Exum; brother, Randy Exum; and grandparents, Bud and Ova Venson and Luther and Ova Exum. Survivors include her husband, Jim Corder; son, Richard and wife Jackie Redmon; grandchildren, Logan and Chloe Redmon; special nephew, Christopher Frasier; mother Evelyn Exum; sisters, Lisa and husband Larry Frasier, Amy Troglia, Cathy and husband Lance Brown, Marla and husband Chip Meadows, Melissa and husband Eddie Ray Cole; special nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many special friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Justin Potter Library in memory of Cynthia.

Hattie Dale Maynard

Nov 28 2016
Hattie Dale Maynard

79 year old Hattie Dale Maynard of Smithville died Monday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of Clarks Chapel Baptist Church in Walling, Tennessee. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Gann will officiate and burial will be in the Young Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Colonial and Alta Mae Young; husband, Fred Gordan Maynard; and a son, Terry Gordan Maynard. Survivors include five children, Patricia Farler of Liberty, Evia Cooper Johnson and husband Gerald Johnson of Cookeville, Cyrethia and husband Mike Stevens of Chattanooga, Jerry Dale and wife Tammy Gail Maynard of Smithville, and Michael Anthony and wife Nancy Maynard of Sparta. Eleven grandchildren, Keith Farler, Danielle Farler, Craig Cooper, Carrie Cooper, Mica Stevens, Joshua Stevens, Tristan Jade Burgess, John Dale Maynard, Avery Sliger, Jacob Maynard, and Keylee Maynard. Eight great grandchildren. One sister, Linda and husband Bethel Golden of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Theiry Greathouse

Nov 28 2016
Theiry Greathouse

81 year old Theiry Greathouse of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Nathan Thomason will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Ann Holkbrooks Begley; a son, Allen Greathouse; and fifteen brothers and sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Patrick and Andra and Tim Pedigo; and a son, Timothy and Brandy Greathouse all of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Terra and Patrick Cunningham of McMinnville, Sierra and Joseph Hummel of Clarksville, Seth Pedigo and Robert and Tiffany Patrick all of Smithville, Adeon Greathouse of Murfreesboro. Two step grandchildren, Nathaniel and Natosha Pedigo and Trenton Pedigo all of Smithville. Six great grandchildren, Andy and Zackery Matthews and Darien Cunningham of McMinnville, Gabriel Hummel of Clarksville, and Topanga and Keirra Patrick and two step great grandchildren, Kennedy and Katie Pedigo all of Smithville. Special friend and caregiver, Yolanda Sanders of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bessie Violet Jones

Nov 26 2016
Bessie Violet Jones

74 year old Bessie Violet Jones of Smithville died Saturday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was retired from Timers, a charter member of the Covenant Baptist Church, and she attended the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Joel Wood will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Jones; parents, Henry David and Hattie Lou Redmon Johnson, and niece, Lisa Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Donna and Keith Herbert of Smithville. Grandson, Layne and Kayla Mathis of Smyrna. Step grandchildren, Zoey and Craig Pauley of Louisiana, Joshua Herbert of Smithville, and Nathan Herbert of California .A brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Frances Johnson. Nephew, David and Patricia Johnson; Great nephews Austin, Jacob, and Luke Johnson; and great niece, Graciella Johnson all of Dowelltown. Special Godson, Charles Shannon and Jennifer Adcock of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Gideon Bibles or to the Lighthouse Christian Camp.

James Ray “Wildhoss” Wimberly

Nov 23 2016

James Ray “Wildhoss” Wimberly, 77 passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016. He was a native of Cannon Co.

He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Bailey (Shane Gannon) of Woodbury and Jamie Wright of Smithville; Grandchildren, Natasha (Blake) Parker, Natalie (Jason) Sanders, Seth & Cole Wright; Great Grandchildren, Kurstin Warrick, Karoline Sanders & Wyatt Coffman; Brothers, Darce (Bernice) Wimberly & Glen (Rhonda) Wimberly all of Woodbury; Sister-in-law, Baunita Wimberly of Woodbury.

Mr. Wimberly was the son of the late Clyde Anderson Wimberly and Pearl Mathis Wimberly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings and their spouses, Mattie Lee (Roy) Gannon, Mildred (Ray) Fann, Paul (Shirley) Wimberly, Joe Wimberly, Ruth (Wayne) Lefevers; Son-in-law, Anthony Wright; Nephews, Jeff Wimberly and Russell (Sharon) Fann.

James was a member of the Church of Christ and was a heavy equipment operator and a truck driver. He was also a horse trainer and farrier. James was a member of the Cannon Co. Walking Horse Association, National Spotted Saddle Horse Association and Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders & Exhibitors Association.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday, November 26, 2016 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Herb Alsup officiating. Interment will follow Riverside Gardens. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be Friday, November 20, 2016 from 3 pm till 9 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cannon Co. Walking Horse Assoc.

Mary Diane Strickland

Nov 22 2016

Mary Diane Strickland age 56 of Smithville, passed away in September at Erlanger Medical Center. She was born July 4, 1960 to her parents, the late Leo and Mary Pearl Medley Hooper. Diane was also preceded in death by her husband, Austin Strickland. There will be a graveside service and interment held 3:30PM Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Bonham Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. For all the Friends, Classmates, Businesses and Local Organizations that help raise the money to cover the funeral expenses, Thank You for caring for Diane and paying her this respect. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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