Obituaries

Kathleen Carter

Jul 21 2016

Kathleen Carter age 74 of Smithville passed away Wednesday morning July 20, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro. She was born December 25, 1941 to her parents, the late Haston and Mable Pedigo Waggoner. Kathleen was a member of the Church of God and work in Home Health Care. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her baby brother Willie Isaac Waggoner. Graveside service and interment will be held 2:PM Friday at the Minnear Cemetery in Smithville, there will be no visitation at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. Survivors include 2 sisters: Mary Young & Carolyn (Willie) Thomas both of Smithville; 2 brothers: Austin Waggoner & Cecil (Sadie) Waggoner both of Smithville; Special friend: Ella Mae Robinson of Dowelltown; Several nieces and nephews also survived. In lieu of flowers family ask that donations be made to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

William Harold Truitt

Jul 19 2016

88 year old William Harold Truitt of Liberty died Monday morning, July 18, 2016, at Woodbury Health and Rehab. Visitation will be Tuesday, 2:00 P.M.until 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. until the service at 10:00 A.M. at Anderson Funeral Home, Alexandria, with Bro. Thurman Seber officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery, Auburntown. He was born October 26, 1927, to his parents, the late Frank and Loraine Anderson Truitt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Crook Truitt, and brother and sister-in-law, Judson
and Anita Truitt. He is survived by nieces, Melissa Garrison of Alexandria, Sue Marie and Mike Brown of Brentwood and Linda Vickers of Liberty. Great nephews, Tom and Jackie Vickers of Smithville, Drew and Jordan Brown of Franklin, Wes Brown of Atlanta, Jacob and Kim Crook of Liberty, Russell and Lisa Ann Vickers of Liberty, and Ken and Jamie Vickers of Liberty. A great niece, Tiffany and Jim Lay of Lebanon. Nephews, Don and Carol Crook of Smithville and Junior and Kathleen Crook of Smithville. Great great nieces and nephews, Chase Gaither, Abigail Vickers, and Caroline and Nathaniel Crook. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Morris Clifford Turner

Jul 17 2016

91 year old Morris Clifford Turner of Smithville died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. He was a Mason and Shriner; a member of the First United Methodist Church in Smithville; and he was retired from Kingston Timers. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dr. John Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Paris and Eller Victoria Patterson Turner; wife, Ruth Jean Paris Turner; three brothers, Aubrey, Wilson, and Donald Turner. Survivors include a son, Bobby Turner of McMinnville. Two granddaughters, Ashley and Brandy Turner of Smithville. Four brothers, Johnny and Mildred Turner of Smithville, Kenneth and Ann Turner of Granville, David Turner of Nashville, and Sam Turner of Cookeville. Two sisters, Nina Ruth Puckett of Lebanon and Sue McGuire of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Whorton Springs Cemetery Fund.

Worth Huston Johnson

Jul 16 2016

88 year old Worth Huston Johnson of the Johnson Chapel Community died Thursday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a member of the Johnson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and he was retired from U.S. Rubber. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Farris will officiate and burial will be in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jessie Rosco and Linnie Frances LaFever Johnson; two sisters, Donnie and Juanita Johnson; and four brothers, Jesse Paul, Johnny, Buel, and Charles Johnson. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Wilma Jean Johnson of Sparta. Two sons, Roger and Kathy Johnson of Sparta and Gary and Karen Johnson of Michigan. Six grandchildren, Eric and Koni Johnson, Melissa and Brent Tompkins, Jessica and Jason Fox, and Devin and Joe Ptaszynski all of Michigan, Jennifer and Joe Hall of Arkansas, and Robyn Higgs of Arizona. Eight great grandchildren. A brother, Walter and Jo Doris Johnson of Smithville. Sisters, Nita and Finis Daniels of Sparta and Wanda and Ben Wright of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Johnson Chapel Cemetery.

Johnny Floyd Coffee

Jul 16 2016

Johnny Floyd Coffee age 61 of Smithville passed away Thursday afternoon, July 14, 2016 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was the son of the late Henry Garth and Beulah Vanderpool Coffee. Mr. Coffee was a brick mason and affiliated with the Methodist church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Patricia Diane Jones. Survivors include 1 brother, David (Deborah) Coffee of Dowelltown, 2 sisters Sharon (Tommy) Moore of the Sycamore Community and Lisa Coffee of Smithville; 5 nieces and nephews and 9 great nieces and nephews. Mr. Coffee's request was to be cremated. There will be a Graveside Memorial Service 10:AM Saturday July 30, 2016 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the services, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the service at 10AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Severin Peter Anderson

Jul 13 2016
Severin Peter Anderson

55 year old Severin Peter Anderson of Franklin died Wednesday at St. Thomas West Hospital. He was a Methodist, a property consultant, a Rotary member with Rotary Port Elizabeth South Africa, and he was a UT Knoxville Alumnus and football player at UT Knoxville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Redmon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Anderson is survived by two sons, Mathias and wife Alison Curtis Anderson of Smithville and Myles Anderson of Franklin. One daughter, Grace Anderson of Franklin. One grandson, Severin Anderson of Smithville and girlfriend, Lori Riehl of Franklin. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenn Doyce Knowles

Jul 13 2016
Glenn Doyce Knowles

67 year old Glenn Doyce Knowles of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jerry Womack will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3-8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Haston and Ola Geneva Adcock Knowles and a son, Jim Bo Knowles. Survivors include daughters, Crystal Knowles of Smithville and Barbara Strickland of Woodbury, and one son Morris Knowles of Smithville. Eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two sisters, Debbie and Christie Knowles of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the Smithville Lions Club.

Melvin Allen George

Jul 13 2016
Melvin Allen George

Melvin Allen George age 59 of Alexandria, died Tuesday morning at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Born Sept. 28, 1956, he was the son of the late Eldon Winfield George and Jessie Lee Williamson George. Melvin is survived by his sisters, Eldon Lee (Robert) Vanatta of Smithville, Janette (Jim) Moss of Alexandria, Gearline Jones of Alexandria; nephews, Randy (Kim) Moss and Greg (Wendy) Moss; niece, Kim (Richard) Young; great nieces and nephews, Ashlee Moss, Whitney Moss, Derek Young, Jada Moss, Allen Moss. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. till service time on Friday. Pallbearers, Randy and Greg Moss, Richard and Derek Young, Allen Moss, Andy Brelje, Jimmy Dunn, Jeff George, Grady Thomason. Interment at Prosperity Cemetery. Melvin was a member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church.

Billy Douglas Ferrell

Jul 11 2016

28 year old Billy Douglas Ferrell of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was a Christian and worked in landscaping. The funeral will be Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Charlie Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Arat Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Ferrell. Survivors include his parents, Douglas Ray and Angel Ferrell of Smithville. Two brothers, Lee Allen Ferrell of Warren County and Jessie Glenn Ferrell of Smithville. One daughter, Destiny Cheyenne Keys of Smithville. Two grandmothers, Louise Garrett Taylor of Smithville and Nellie Brown Mathis of Warren County. Grandfather, Robert Lee Mathis of Cannon County. Special cousin, Tiffany Miller of Smithville. Aunts and uncles, Glenn and Louise Ferrell of Smithville, Joyce and Tom Mosley of Spencer, Hilton and Marie Ferrell of Cannon County, David Taylor of Smithville, Ben Taylor of Warren County, Johnny Darrell Mathis of Warren County. Great aunts and uncles, Medford and Ruth Murphy of Cannon County. Several other cousins and friends survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Audrey Taylor Snyder

Jul 11 2016
Audrey  Taylor Snyder

Audrey Taylor Snyder, age 89 of McMinnville passed away Saturday, July 9 at NHC in Smithville.

She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and a loving wife and mother.

Ms. Audrey was born August 30, 1926 to her parents the late Isaac Yates and Hattie Tisdale Taylor.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Glenn Snyder.

Ms. Audrey is survived by her children, Darvin (Sue) Snyder of Florida, Phyllis Carolyn Snyder of McMinnville, and Rhonda (David) Pope of Jackson; grandchildren, Audrina Michelle McMurray, Audrena Marie Snyder, and Lori Arias; great grandchildren, Cody Taylor Pardue, Cameron Lane Pardue, Shelby Lynn Pardue, Heather Webb and David Forehand; great-great grandchildren, Brooke, Connor, Declan, Morgan, Marina and Sophia; sister, Oma Taylor of Smithville; sisters-in-law, Hazel Taylor, Helen Taylor and Aline Snyder of Smithville, Orbrey Dean (Nell) Snyder of Dowelltown, and Nira Snyder of McMinnville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Johnny Taylor, Joe Taylor, Dan Taylor, Bob Taylor and Roy Taylor; and sisters, Julie Ervin, Ruby Taylor, Oni Durham, Myrtle Taylor, Elsie Lynch and Clara Nixon.

The family has chosen direct cremation, there will be no visitation at the funeral home but the family will announce a memorial service in the coming weeks.

The family wishes to extend a special "Thank You" to all the employees of NHC in Smithville.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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