Obituaries

Hilda Dee Krill Meyers

Feb 27 2017
Hilda Dee Krill Meyers

Hilda Dee Krill Meyers, age 93, passed from this life into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 26, 2017. Born on April 28, 1923, she was preceded in death by her parents Edwin Carlton and Mabel Marjorie Gabriel Krill; sisters, Martha Jane Krill Pirtle, and Dorothy Lucille Krill Dunkle; brother, Carlton Jon Krill; father of her children, Merle C. Meyers; and daughter in-law, Trudie Lee Littlefield Meyers. She is survived by her son Jon and wife Megan Meyers, of Pittsburgh, PA; daughter, Jean Meyers of Smithville, TN; grandson Justin and wife Elizabeth Meyers, and great grandson, William Ross Meyers, of Downingtown, PA; sister Carolyn Joan Riehle of Edgerton, OH. She will be dearly missed by her beloved nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends, pets, and World Vision children. Hilda earned her Bachelors Degree from Bowling Green State University, and Masters Degree from Tennessee Tech University. She retired from the Dekalb County School System, where she was a kindergarten teacher, a Follow Through Program supervisor, and food services supervisor. She was a long time and active member of First United Methodist Church in Smithville, where she served as choir director, Sunday School teacher, youth leader, administrative board member, Counsel on Ministries and Worship committee member. Most important to Hilda was her Faith, Family and Friends and she lived her Life by the Golden Rule. Hilda also enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing and crafting. Hilda had a wonderful sense of humor, and will be dearly missed by all she touched. Visitation will be Friday the 3rd from Noon until 8PM and Saturday from 10am-12pm. Funeral will be held at First United Methodist Church at 1pm. Honorary pallbearers (any member of the 1964-67 Smithville Methodist Kindergarten Classes) are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. In addition to flowers the family has requested that donations be made to First United Methodist Church, TGA Scholarship Foundation, the DeKalb County Animal Coalition or any children's charity.

Cynthia Diane Burrage

Feb 27 2017
Cynthia Diane Burrage

Cynthia Diane Burrage age 41 of Smithville passed away Friday afternoon, February 24, 2017 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born March 11, 1975. Cynthia was preceded in death by her adopted parents, Charles Wilson and Mable Mae Wilson Wallace; grandfather-in-law, J.T. Young. She was disabled and attended the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Wesley Burrage of Smithville; 5 children, Natasha Burrage of Smithville, Tiffanie (Corey) Randolph of McMinnville, Dawn Burrage of Lafayette, Joseph Christopher of Alabama, and Thomas Burrage of Smithville; 1 step-daughter, Morgan Hendrix of South Pittsburg; 5 grandchildren, Corey, Carson and Mila Randolph, Bryson Hines and Addyson Burrage; mother, Kathy Hicks of Rock Island; father, Jimmy Bolen of West Virginia; sister, Laura Christopher of Alabama; mother-in-law, Shirley Burrage of Smithville; brother-in-law, Charles (Angel) Burrage of Smithville; nephew, Cody Burrage; grandmother-in-law, Mable Young of Smithville and other extended family and friends. Graveside services and interment will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at DeKalb Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 11 a. m. until 12:45 p.m. at which time we leave to go to the cemetery for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Ruth Smith

Feb 26 2017

77 year old Willie Ruth Smith of McMinnville died Friday at St. Thomas Midtown. She was a Baptist and a Homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Blues Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Alice Wreinser Sanders; great grandchild Dallas Davenport; brothers, Robert and Marshall Sanders; and sisters, Geneva Hobbs and Dorothy Meyers. Survivors include daughters, Angela and Troy Bain and Tina Knowles and a son, Henry Smith all of Smithville. Son, Randy Smith of Woodbury, Ten grandchildren, Jeff Smith, Amanda and Curtis Barlow, Jackie and Tabitha Knowles, Eddie Smith, Terry "T.J.", and Elizabeth Bain and Linda Bain all of Smithville, Kathleen and Dustin Waggoner of Spencer, Johnny Smith of McMinnville, Sherri Smith of Woodbury. Seventeen great grandchildren. Brother, Lincoln and Wilma Sanders of Woodbury. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.

Stevie Mathis

Feb 25 2017
Stevie Mathis

Mr. Stevie Mathis age 62 of Dowelltown passed away Friday morning at his son's residence in Homestead, FL. He was born February 17, 1955 to his parents, the late J.C. and Martha Sammye Williams Mathis. Stevie attended the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church and was self-employed construction worker. Survivors include 1 son, Jarrad (Jamie) Mathis of Homestead, FL; 3 grandchildren, Samantha, Willie and Annabelle Mathis; 3 sisters, Bobbie Don (Billy) Curtis of Liberty, June Dodd of Liberty and Darlene Mathis of Dowelltown; 2 brothers, Dwight (Shirley) Mathis and Gary (Judy) Mathis both of Liberty; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Gary Caplinger officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 4 PM until 8 PM, Tuesday 4 PM until 8 PM, and Wednesday 9 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. In addition to flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Health Well Foundation or to the Salem Cemetery Fund, in memory of Stevie. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jackie Diane George Burton

Feb 25 2017
Jackie Diane George Burton

Jackie Diane George Burton age 60 of Smithville passed away Friday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born November 22, 1956 in Nashville. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Roy D. Mathis and Alvin "Buck" Burton and her father, Floyd George. She attended Whorton Springs Baptist Church and was a sewing machine operator. Survivors include 4 children, Adam (Wanda) Mathis of Smithville, Dianne (Chris) Crook of Smithville, Joe (Amanda) Burton of Livingston and Karen (Aaron) Lester of Smithville; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Deanda Wilkey of McMinnville, Carolyn Terry of Murfreesboro, Patricia Lake of Murfreesboro and Shelia Adamson of Dowelltown; special nieces, Shelia Gaw, Sandy Grantham and Martha Knowles. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, February 27, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Christine Watson

Feb 24 2017
Christine Watson

83 year old Christine Watson of Smithville died Friday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was a factory worker and a member of the Banks Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Greg Whaley and Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. Watson was preceded in death by her parents, Denton and Estie Mae Lawson Scurlock; husband, Thomas Watson; three brothers, Alvie, Austin and Vernon Scurlock; and a sister, Ollie Mae Scurlock Bratcher. Survivors include two daughters, Jacquelyn and Don Camillo of South Carolina and Teresa Watson Miller of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Tina and Alisha Miller, Amanda Miller, and Julie Miller Pugh all of Smithville. Two step grandchildren, Lori Grant of South Carolina and Troy Camillo of Ohio. Five great grandchildren, Alyssa and Sarah Pugh of Smithville, Alohna, Malachi, and Noah of Smithville. Five step great grandchildren. Three sisters-in-law, Ruth Scurlock of Smithville, Juanita Scurlock of Greenbriar, and Elizabeth Watson Griswold of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, make donations to the Banks Church or the Cemetery or to Gideon Bibles.

Mildred Arnold

Feb 24 2017

80 year old Mildred Arnold of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a retired shirt factory worker and a member of the Church of God Seventh Day. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Dunlap will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the funeral at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sylvestor and Emmie Elizabeth George Fish; a son, Jimmy Dean Arnold; and three brothers, Marlon and James Fish and Johna Bullard. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Jimmy Arnold; two sons, Charles and Darlene Arnold all of Smithville, Ricky and Anita Arnold; a granddaughter, Molly and Devin Merriman; one great grandson, Colton Merriman all of Short Mountain; a sister, Marie Sneed of Florida, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Martha Elizabeth Snow

Feb 22 2017
 Martha Elizabeth Snow

97 year old Martha Elizabeth Snow of Smithville died Tuesday at Trevecca Health & Rehab in Davidson County. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Snow was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Provie Byford Blair; husband, Claudie Snow; infant daughter, Geraldine Snow; great grandson, Cristopher Nava; a brother, Calvin Blair; and two sisters, Gertrude Campbell and Versi Mai Cope. Survivors include two sons, Jerry and Linda Snow of Nashville and Claudie Lee, Jr. and Carol Snow of Colorado. Seven grandchildren, Elaine and Gilbert Nava, Steven and Michelle Snow all of Colorado, Janie and Dean Yannacito of Kansas, Sandra and Michael Dasilva of Colorado, Jerry, Jr and Patty Snow of Springfield, Janice Rodriguez and Pamela Hagar all of Nashville. Seventeen great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bryan Garrett Sadler

Feb 22 2017

Funeral services for Bryan Garrett Sadler, 32, of Cookeville will be held at 3:00pm, Saturday February 25, 2017 from the chapel of Presley Funeral Home.

He is survived by his parents: Edwin and Jane Sadler, a sister, Sonja House, and two brothers, Brett and Blake Sadler.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00am until the time of services at the funeral home.

Mr. Sadler passed away on Thursday February 16, 2017 in Cookeville.

Bryan was a correctional officer, the sports announcer for the Cookeville Cavaliers and a TSSAA baseball umpire.

The family request, "In lieu of flowers, take a kid to a ballgame".

Presley Funeral Home, Cookeville in charge of services

Nelson Eugene Hall

Feb 21 2017
 Nelson Eugene Hall

Mr. Nelson Eugene Hall, age 84 of Alexandria, TN passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN.

Mr. Hall was born on September 6, 1932 in Brush Creek, TN to his parents, the late Nelson Russell and Mary Jane Grandstaff Hall. He married his wife of 54 years, Ruth Delaney on July 8, 1960, and she precedes him in death. Also preceding in death is his son, Wallace Ray Hall. Mr. Hall graduated from Alexandria High School and served 21 years in the United States Navy, retiring at the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. Mr. Hall attended the Alexandria First Baptist Church.

Mr. Hall is survived by two daughters, Faye and husband David Werner of Lakeland, TN and Barbara and husband Jim Stamatis of Millington, TN. Grandchildren, Stephanie and husband Jim Snuggs of Hernando, MS, Hunter Stamatis of Millington, TN, Lauren and husband Richard Beard of Murfreesboro, TN, Andrea and husband Matt Hutton of Murfreesboro, TN, Wesley E. Hall of Peoria, IL and Kristin Hall of Madison, IN. Great grandchildren, Hunter Roberts, Nathan Beard, Erin Beard, Alivia Adams, and Keaton Adams. Siblings, Janice and husband Bobby Kelley of Lebanon, TN and Billy Hall of Murfreesboro, TN. Special friends and family, Rhonda and Tommy Johnson of Farmville, NC, Kevin and Beverly Kelley of Franklin, TN, Rick and Cheryl Kelley of Canton, GA, Marie Corbitt Kelly of Farmville, NC, Shannon Kelly of Farmville, NC, Donna Shasteen of Farmville, NC, Ray Shasteen of Walstonburg, NC, Richard Dean Shasteen of Clayton, NC and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and interment for Mr. Nelson Hall are scheduled to be conducted on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria, TN. Bro. Billie Friel will officiate. The Hall family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Saturday, February 25th from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.

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