Obituaries

Betty Sue Vaughn

Nov 12 2014

67 year old Betty Sue Vaughn of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a retired Insurance Agent with American General Life Insurance. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lorene Webster Driver. Survivors include two children, Cindy Vaughn of Smithville and Randy and wife Natasha Vaughn of Alexandria. Two grandchildren, Drake and wife Amanda Vaughn and Ellie Grace Vaughn all of Alexandria. Several aunts and cousins and a special friend, Loretta Brown also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Billy J. Chumbley

Nov 11 2014

Billy J. Chumbley, 76, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at his home following an extended illness. A native of Cannon Co., Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Donald & Josie Neal Chumbley; Brother, Joe Don Chumbley and Son-in-law, John Tigert.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Sue Gilley Chumbley of Woodbury; 3 Daughters: Lorraine (Charles) Yancy of McMinnville, Karen Tigert and Ellen (Thomas) Mears both of Woodbury; 2 Granddaughters: Scarlett Yancy & Nicole Mears

Step Grandchildren: Candace & Kayla Mears and Trevor Yancy; Siblings: Jean (Jess) Ferrell of Woodbury and Rachel (Levine) Billings of McMinnville.

He was retired from General Electric and was a farmer. He was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and served on the Board of Directors for Dekalb Telephone Cooperative for 15 years. Billy also loved to deer and coon hunt.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3 – 8 pm Thursday, November 13, 2014 and 11 am until time of service Fri. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or the Hope House both %Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

Faye White Harbin

Nov 11 2014

Faye White Harbin age 61 of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Abe and Lena Holt Harbin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Renae White and 6 brothers and 7 sisters. Faye was a Factory worker and a Baptist. She is survived by 4 children, Jeffrey Lee White (Anitte Foster) of Smithville, Tony Brian White of Dayton, Romanda and her husband Jimmy Taylor of Smithville, Beverly Jean White (Jeremy Butcher) of Smithville; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 7 brothers and sisters, Lena and her husband Gene Wilkerson of Smithville, Dexter and wife Judith Harbin of Adamsonville, TN, Peggy Ann Austin of Savannah, TN, Sally and her husband Willard Colwell of Smithville, Benny Harbin of Savannah, TN, Paul Harbin of Savannah, TN, Rachel Pruitt of Missouri and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funer

Grace Walker

Nov 10 2014

Mrs. Grace Walker, Age 93 of Alexandria, TN, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville, TN.

Mrs. Walker was born September 11, 1921 in Liberty, TN, the daughter of the late Eunie and Pearl Barry Givan. She was married to Gordon Walker on September 10, 1942 and he preceded her in death on October 17, 2010. A son-in-law, Homer “Ed” Edwards also preceded her in death on August 18, 2004. She was a 1938 Graduate of Liberty High School and a longtime member of Alexandria First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Walker is survived by her Daughter, Helen Walker Edwards of Alexandria, TN. Son and Daughter-in-Law, Billy and LaVonne Walker of Alexandria, TN. Six Grandchildren: Steve (Amy) Edwards of Murfreesboro, TN; Angie (Keith) Garrett of Vonore, TN; Tim (Nicole) Edwards of Knoxville, TN; Julie (Kent) Beasley of Lebanon, TN; Jill (Tim) Chappell of Alexandria, TN and Cindy (Kelsey) Evert of Alexandria, TN. Ten Great Grandchildren: Logan, Emma, Ava, Audrey, Colton, Brady, Lola Klaire, Jack Walker, Ben Thomas, and James William.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Walker are scheduled to be conducted 1PM, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, Alexandria, TN, with Bro. Billie Friel officiating. Interment will follow in Hillview Memorial Cemetery.

The Walker family will receive friends at the Avant Funeral Home, Alexandria, TN, on Monday from 2PM to 8PM and on Tuesday at First Baptist Church from 11AM until service time at 1PM.

Ralph Edward Spivey

Nov 9 2014

Ralph Edward Spivey age 50 of Cookeville, passed away Friday in Cookeville. He was the son of the late Ola Spivey and Lois Shoemate Walker. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Denise Spivey. Ralph was a member of the Cookeville Church of God and was disabled. He is survived by his 5 children, Michelle and her husband Daniel Haggard of Dowelltown; Keesha Spivey of Sparta; Stephanie Spivey of Cookeville and Brandon and Candace; Mother, Lois Shoemate Walker of Cookeville; 3sisters, Teresa Duke and Fiance Jamie Tolar of Madison; Sandie and her husband Tim Faught of Madison; Sherry Moceri of Old Hickory; 9 grandchildren, Jasmine, Mason, Allie, Michael, Matthew, Brenton, Raydon, Jordon, Sophia; 7 nieces and nephews, Timmy, Todd, Kim, Beth, Cara, Chan, Joey. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Liberty Baptist Church (1520 Liberty Rd, Sparta) with Bro. Scott Dobbins officiating and burial will follow in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 1:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM with all visitation being at the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Elma Ann Anderson

Nov 1 2014

Elma Ann Anderson age 84 of the Short Mountain Community passed away Thursday night at Riverview Terrace in McMinnville. Elma was born May 9, 1930 to her parents, the late Frank and Elsie Ertel Hill. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John Anderson, 5brothers and 3 sisters. She was a U.S. Army veteran, member of the American Legion in Missouri, worked for Sears in the Mail Order Plan and was a Methodist. She is survived by 1 sister, Clara Mai Toney of Ohio; Nieces and Nephews, Cyndi Hill, MaryAllocco, Thomas Hil, Jr., Robert Hill, Marilyn and Ed Cromer, Sharon and Jim Boor, Loraine Maynard, Ernie Hill, Jr., Dale Hill, Kathy Grooms, Verna Autenrieth, Philip Toney, Tim Toney and Tonya Toney; step-son, Jerry Wayne Anderson, Sr. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Monday, November 3, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with James Hayes officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday1:PM until 5:PM and Monday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Magalene Rankhorn

Oct 31 2014

89 year old Magalene Rankhorn of Walling died Thursday at NHC of Sparta. She was a member of the Baptist Church of Christ and employed at the Doyle Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Franklin Randolph and Tim Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery in White County. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Finley and Minnie Lee Rankhorn; four brothers, Shady O., Robert L., James E., and John L. Rankhorn; and two sisters, Ona Mae Roberts and Sarah Edna Green. Survivors include two brothers, Billy and wife Carolyn Rankhorn of McMinnville and Arthur and wife Joretta Rankhorn of Oklahoma. Two sisters, Betty Jean Bowdain of Walling and Lee Ella and Gerald Young of Florida. One sister-in-law, Nell Rankhorn of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Lorene Oakley Nixon

Oct 28 2014

Lorene Oakley Nixon age 94 of Smithville passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at NHC. She was the daughter of Lanace and Lola Smith Oakley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years Leonard Nixon and a daughter Betty Vickers. She was a Methodist and a Homemaker. Survivors include 2 Children Don (Patsy) Nixon of Smithville, Bobbie (Pat) Murphy, Grandchildren, Kathy Vickers of Old Hickory, Kevin Vickers of Smith Co., Steven Nixon of Columbia, Michael Murphy of Old Hickory, Matt Murphy of Spring Hill, and Son-In-Law Don Vickers, 5 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM, Thursday, October 30, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jeff Armstrong and Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday October 29 from 2pm till 8pm and Thursday, October30, 12pm until the time of service at 2pm. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dora E. Roller

Oct 27 2014

85 year old Dora E. Roller of McMinnville died Sunday at her granddaughter's residence in Morrison. She was a Christian and a retired caregiver. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Roller; parents, John and Edith Peace Jones; a son, William Roller, Jr.; and two great great grandchildren, Grady and Haley Hawkins. Survivors include three daughters, Edith Gail Hollon of McMinnville, Kathy Walker of Morrison, and Marylou Bandy of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren, Tina and husband Roger Boivin of Morrison, Chancy Smith of Lebanon, Brian and wife Connie Smith of Smithville, David and wife Sherry Giddeons of Smithville, Terry and wife Tammy Giddeons of Harrison Ferry , Regina Giddeons of Morrison, Gary Bandy of Smithville, Joann Crook and Todd McCloud of Smithville, William and wife April Roller of McMinnville and Amy Roller of McMinnville. Thirty great grandchildren and twenty five great great grandchildren and twenty one siblings survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tommy Pelham

Oct 27 2014

Mr. Tommy Pelham age 74 of McMinnville, TN, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, TN. Born October 14, 1940, in Morrison, TN, he was retired from Mid-State Construction Co., was a member of Cumberland Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, and was currently pastoring at Johnson’s Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Pelham was preceded in death by parents Wiley Vance and Lela Simmons Pelham, sister Liza Jane Pelham, and brothers Franchie Pelham, H.T. “Zeke” Pelham, James Pelham, Cecil Pelham, and Marshall Pelham.

Survivors include his wife Ann Pelham, son Jeff (Donna) Pelham, step daughter Ginger (Steve) Ricketts, brothers Gene (Mary) Pelham, Paris (Rhonda) Pelham, and Troy (Barbara) Pelham, grandson Casey (Tori) Pelham, step grandson Cody Ricketts, and great grandson Easton Pelham. A multitude of nieces and nephews and an innumerable host of friends also survive.

Funeral service will be 11 AM Wednesday, October 29, 2014, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Dennis Deweese will officiate. Interment will follow at Morrison Cemetery. The Pelham Family will receive friends Tuesday 11 AM to 9 PM and Wednesday 9 AM to 11 AM at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon Bible Program.

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