Obituaries

Bobby Glen Hall

Jul 8 2017
Bobby Glen Hall

Bobby Glen Hall age 51 of Dowelltown passed away Friday evening, July 7, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 21, 1965 in Nashville. He was preceded in death by his father, Howard R. Hall. Bobby was a Christian and a spot welder at Star Manufacturing. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with his family. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Lisa Shoemake Hall of Dowelltown; 2 children, Ashley Shoemake of Dowelltown and Travis (Veronica) Hall of Dowelltown; 1 granddaughter, Caitlin Shoemake; 1 sister-in-law, Lynn (Keith) Baker of Missouri and 1 brother-in-law, Johnny (Jackie) Shoemake of Alexandria. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Tim Pack officiating and burial to follow in Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 12 Noon until 8 PM and Tuesday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard "Richie" Herman

Jul 7 2017

51 year old Richard "Richie" Herman of Liberty passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Murfreesboro in a train accident. He was a roofer and a Christian. He was born November 1, 1966 in Detroit, Michigan. He is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Bill and Elsie Krimm and maternal grandparents Alvie and Lawanda Herman. Brother, Jimmy Williamson and uncle Melvin Daniel. He is survived by his parents, Sam Herman of Liberty and Dotty Williamson of Detroit. Daughters, Anna and Steven Tarango of Victorville, California and Halana Turner of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Grandsons, Henry and Steven, Jr. Tarango of Victorville, California. Sisters, Cindy Goad of Liberty, Michelle Hickman of Michigan. Aunt, Judy Daniel of Smithville and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Direct cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be July 9, 2017 at Mt. Moriah The Baptist Church at 2:00 p.m.

Billie Sue Parker

Jul 7 2017

87 year old Billie Sue Parker of Smithville died Thursday, July 6 at NHC Place Sumner in Gallatin. She was born in DeKalb County to the late Othel Claxton and Velma Hendrixson Farler and is also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth T. Parker. She was a life long member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church. She served on the board and was treasurer of the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery and Commissioner at the Smithville Housing Authority and an alumnus of the Liberty High School. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Wayne and Doris Parker of Gallatin and extended family, cherished friends and neighbors, and her church family. The funeral will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Snow Hill United Methodist Church. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at the church on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the service at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Snow Hill United Methodist Church or to the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery.

Russell Evans Cantrell

Jul 6 2017

95 year old Russell Evans Cantrell of Smithville passed away Thursday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a World War II veteran, a member of the First Baptist Church, and a retired Supervisor for General Motors. He worked twelve years for Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief and Amateur Radio. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Bass and Freddy Curtis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, Perry Green Cantrell and Elizabeth Evans Cantrell and brothers, Alfred and Gerald Cantrell. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Billye Ferrell Cantrell of Smithville. A daughter, Vivian and Walt Stock of Smithville. Grandchildren, AmyBeth and Randy McBride of Maryville, Jennifer and Brian Ledbetter of Cookeville, Stephen and Jamie Stock of Franklin, and Marilynn and Michael Mitchell of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Russell, Walter, and Margaret Thompson of Maryville, B.J., Vivian, and Emma Ledbetter of Cookeville, Eric and Ryan Mitchell of Murfreesboro, and Isaac, Colton, and Camryn Stock of Franklin. Brother, Wayne and Ann Cantrell of Mount Juliet. Several nieces and nephews survive. A sister-in-law, Nell Pedigo. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, if you wish to make a donation in memory of Mr. Russell, you can make a contribution to Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief at 615-371-7926 or 1-800-558-2090 extension 7926.

Susie Kayle Short Glenn

Jul 6 2017
Susie Kayle Short Glenn

Susie Kayle Short Glenn age 53 of Smithville passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 8, 1964 to her parents the late James and Louise Stacy Short. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 1 sister, Jackie Ayers. Susie had a B.S. in nursing and worked as a RN at DeKalb Hospital for over 25 years. She was a Christian and very supportive of many charitable organizations. Survivors include 1 sister, Patricia Thompson of Celina and 2 brothers, Tony Short of Gainesboro and Marvin Short of Celina. Funeral services will be conducted 5 PM Friday, July 7, 2017at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Thursday 5 PM until 8 PM and Friday 3 PM until the time of the service at 5 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice, in memory of Susie. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Sue Certain

Jul 5 2017
Betty Sue Certain

59 year old Betty Sue Certain of Smithville passed away on Tuesday at her residence. She was a member of the Old Fashioned Free Will Baptist Church and was retired from Georgia Girl. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Danny Certain; parents, William and Vivian George Thomason; three sisters, Faye Simmons, Wanda Jenkins, and Patsy Thomason; and three brothers, Jonah, Billy, and James Thomason. Survivors include one son, Trent Certain; a daughter, Tonya and Chris Roller; two grandchildren, Hunter and Chloe Robinson; three sisters, Louise Jones, Virginia Jones, and Janis Pollard all of Smithville and special friend Brenda Foster. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Banks Cemetery.

Ms. Doris Jean Love

Jul 5 2017
 Doris Jean Love

Ms. Doris Jean Love age 85 of Dowelltown went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, July 4, 2017 at her residence. She was born September 5, 1931 to her parents, the late Elbert Riley and Sarah Lee Taylor Spence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Walden; 2 sisters, Ruby Oakley and Oleda Tubb. Ms. Love was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and the Alexandria Senior Citizens. She had worked at Precision Rubber in Lebanon, a restaurant worker, Hardee's and was a care giver. Jean was a lady that loved and enjoyed people. She leaves to cherish her memories 1 son and daughter-in-law, Spencer (Karen) Walden of Dowelltown; 3 grandchildren, Lacy (Brent) Arnold of Dowelltown, Ryan Walden of Smithville, Jessica (Hunter) Stewart of Smithville; 4 great-grandchildren, Calen, Jackson and Deacon Arnold and Braxton Walden; 1 niece, Sue (Bob) Harper of Cleveland, TN and 3 nephews, Buddy and Thomas Tubb both of Michigan and Jackie Tubb of Georgia; several great and great-great nieces and nephews and many friends also survive. Funeral services celebrating the life of Jean will be Friday, July 7, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Joel Wood and Bill Robertson officiating and burial will follow in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation with the family will Thursday 3 PM until 8 PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either St. Jude Children's Hospital or Lighthouse Christian Camp, in memory of Ms. Love. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Jane Johnson

Jul 3 2017
Mary Jane Johnson

88 year old Mary Jane Johnson of Smithville passed away on Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and was retired from DeKalb General Hospital. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson and Joel Wood will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Johnson was preceded in death by her parents, John "Red" and Nora Fuson Johnson; grandson, Dustin Edwards; two brothers, Virgil and Charlie Johnson; and three sisters, Christine Tramel, Barbara Keaton, and Lorene Hale. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy and Billy Edwards of Murfreesboro and Vicky and Nelson Duke of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Becky and Brandon Miller, Dana and Eric Barber, and Ethan Duke all of Smithville, Nikki and Nolan Harrell of Murfreesboro, and Allison and Corey Bryant of McMinnville. Seven great grandchildren, Brianna, Taylor, and Bryce Harrell all of Murfreesboro, Paige, Kelsie, and Jaden Barber all of Smithville, and Noah Bryant of McMinnville. One brother, A.C. and Elizabeth Johnson. One sister, Violet Pack. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church.

John Wayne Grandstaff

Jul 2 2017

58 year old John Wayne Grandstaff of Liberty passed away at his residence. He was an employee of Star Manufacturing, a DeKalb County native, and a member of the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Dennis Young and Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. The pallbearers are Kevin Rhody, Corey Morrow, Chris Chapman, Keith Billings, Tom Sklenka, Danny Chapman, Tyler Bundy, and Daniel Sklenka. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Lizzy, and Hobart Herman; parents, John B. Grandstaff and Mildred Herman; and a brother, Roy Grandstaff. Survivors include his wife, Donna Grandstaff of Liberty. A daughter, Tiffany and Corey Morrow of Liberty. A granddaughter, Lexy Gammons of Liberty. A nephew, Marcus and Diana Grandstaff of Woodbury. Three great nephews and several cousins also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Clara Brown Lawrence

Jun 23 2017
Clara Brown Lawrence

97 year old Clara Brown Lawrence of Alexandria died Friday at Tennova Hospital in Lebanon. She was retired from Kingston Timers and a charter member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church. Dusty Desimone will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4- 8 p.m. at the funeral home and Sunday from 1 p.m. until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin Davis and Ila Lynam and a sister, Mildred Agnew. Survivors include children, Kenneth and Sandra Lawrence of Goodlettsville, Sandra and Gene Ross of Grapevine, Texas, Lisa and Ralph Agee, Jr. of Alexandria, and Gary "Bronson" and Sherrie Lawrence of Alexandria. Eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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