Obituaries

Timothy Wayne Lambert

Oct 31 2017
Timothy Wayne Lambert

Timothy Wayne Lambert age 30 of Smithville, passed away Saturday October 28, 2017 at his residence. He was born to his parents, Brenda Haney Tatrow and the late Ronnie Wayne Lambert. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Burnace and Elise Lambert and his maternal grandfather, George Willard Haney. Timmy was disabled and was baptized at Friendship Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Brenda Tatrow of Smithville; sister, Lisa Nicole Lambert of Smithville; maternal grandmother, Johnnie Irene Spell of Gainesboro; 1 niece, Morgan Leshay Keel of Smithville; 1 nephew, Cody Ashton Pack of Smithville; 2 aunts, Rhonda Gail Birdwell and Patricia Abner both of Jackson County; 3 uncles, Michael Willard (Elicia) Haney of Gainesboro, Joshua (Teresa) Lane of Sparta, Lynn (Linda) Scruggs of McMinnville; special friend, Gleda Boren and several cousins. There will be a visitation for Timmy on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 11 AM until 4 PM. The family will have a memorial service and gathering later at their home to celebrate Timmy's life. 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.

Waltyne Young Cantrell

Oct 29 2017
Waltyne Young Cantrell

Waltyne Young Cantrell age 74 of the Johnson Chapel Community, passed away Saturday afternoon, October 28, 2017 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. She was born December 26, 1942. Ms. Waltyne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Olen Hurl "Mammy" Cantrell; 2 daughters, Toni Cathey and Cindy Adams; grandson, Gregg Ferguson. She is survived by her children, Tena (Tim) Ferguson of Collinwood, TN, Andrew (Jamie) Cantrell of Sparta, and Becky (Craig) Greenwood of Harriman, Utah; son-in-law, Greg Cathey of Morrison; 9 grandchildren, Holly (Brad) Williams, Hailee Ferguson, Justin (Heather) Cathey, Judith Cathey, Sarah Cantrell, Hannah (Caleb) Johnson, Isaac Cantrell, London Greenwood and Thatcher Greenwood; 3 great-grandchildren, Tyler and Gavin Williams and Abi Cathey; sisters, Judy (Jerry) Adams, Wanda Coppenger, Cynthia (Kelly) Basham and Patricia (Roger) Taylor; brothers, Steve Hutchison, Jim (Marilyn) Hutchison, Gary (Lucy) Young, Ronald Young; sisters-in-law, Brenda (RV) Billings of Sparta, Phyllis (Bob) Malone of Sparta; Janice Cantrell of Sparta, Debbie (Jerry) Luna of Sparta. Funeral services will be 2 PM Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 2 PM 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.

Phyllis Elaine Green Roller

Oct 29 2017
Phyllis Elaine Green Roller

Rock Island, TN resident and Warren County, TN native Phyllis Elaine Green Roller, age 71, was born November 19, 1945 and died October 28, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.

A homemaker and a member of Shellsford Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Theopluis Green and Beatrice Rhea Green Page. She was married to Samuel Adams Roller who preceded her in death on February 15, 1981. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Jim Green.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Paula Roller of McMinnville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Melody and Pat Pharris of Silver Point, TN, and Tracy and Stuart Brown, Thena Edwards and Tony Fuston, and Angie and Michael Ellis all of Smithville, TN; step-father, Arthur Page of McMinnville; sister, Vivian Sinks of McMinnville; grandchildren, Brandy Wilcher of Rock Island, TN, Cory Killian and Hannah Brown of Dowelltown, TN, Josh Roller, Samantha McCormick and Jonathan Beavers all of McMinnville, Cameron Page, Ashlie Edwards and Shawn Edwards, and Austin and Christian Ellis all of Smithville, TN, Sheena Dishman of Nashville, TN, and Shawna Owens of Cookeville, TN; nine great-grandchildren; one uncle, one niece and two nephews; and special thank you to nurse, Lori Betschardt, Camille Campbell and special friend, Randy Bell.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 30, 2017 in High's Chapel. Burial will follow in Smyrna Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday at High's.

Mary Irene Wooden Johnson

Oct 27 2017

92 year old Mary Irene Wooden Johnson of Madison passed away Friday at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. She was a Baptist and a retired Environmental Service Supervisor at Nashville Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gordon Donohoe will officiate and burial will be in Center Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2-8 p.m.; Tuesday from 4-8 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Julia Martin Wooden and a brother, J.B. Wooden. Survivors include her loving daughter, Ruth J. Cook of Madison and brother, Paul Wooden of Arizona. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

James Willard Dunn

Oct 27 2017
James Willard Dunn

87 year old James Willard Dunn of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. He was an Army Veteran who served in the Korean War and a member of the Center Hill Brethren In Christ. He was also a retired carpenter, cabinet builder, and farmer. The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Steffee will officiate and burial will be in the Ponder Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen Pedigo Dunn; wife, Shirley Dunn; and four brothers, Eugene, Lonnie Joe, Olan, and Harley Dunn. Survivors include a brother, William Harvey Dunn of Smithville. Three sisters-in-law, Ella Rhea and Tommy Hale of Alexandria, Sandra and Roger Kirby of Cookeville, and Brenda Colwell of Smithville. Special cousin, Rodney Young of Smithville. A host of nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Lighthouse Christian Camp and the Brethren In Christ Church.

Karen Blair Jacobs

Oct 26 2017
 Karen Blair Jacobs

Mrs. Karen Blair Jacobs age 53 of Smithville, went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday afternoon, October 26, 2017 at The Sarah Cannon Center at Centennial Medical Center. She was born December 26, 1963 to her parents, Betty Hollis Blair and the late Wayne Blair. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ray and Rachel Todd Hollis and Howard and Annie Opal Blair; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bill and Louise Jacobs. Mrs. Karen was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ and taught in the DeKalb County School System for 30 plus years. A lady that had such a heart and love for people. She leaves to cherish so many wonderful memories, her husband, Shawn Jacobs of Smithville; 2 children, Justin (Macy) Nokes and Caitlin Jacobs and special friend, Joel Wilkerson of Smithville; her mother and special dad, Betty Blair and JR Redmon of Smithville; step-mother, Sue Blair of Smithville; brother, Keith (Amanda) Blair of Smithville; step-sister, Vicki Haggard of Smithville; step-brother, Tim Adcock of Jackson; nieces and nephews, Kathryn, Anna Rachel, and William Blair, Ryan and Katie Sue Haggard all of Smithville and Jackson and Caroline Adcock of Jackson; many, many friends too numerous to mention and all of her students. Funeral services celebrating Mrs. Karen's life will be held 2 PM Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Smithville Church of Christ with Bros. Tim Woodward, Dan Gulley and Alex Woodward officiating and burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 3 PM until 8 PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Saturday 11 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM at the Smithville Church of Christ. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Byrd Jones Cemetery Fund or to the charity of your choice, in memory of Mrs. Karen. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Loriann Michelle Love Kelsey

Oct 25 2017
Loriann Michelle Love Kelsey

Loriann Michelle Love Kelsey age 49 of Smithville passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born May 6, 1968 to her parents, Dianna Cantrell Atnip and the late Ronnie Joe Love. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandparents, Bill and Bertha Cantrell, Alton Love and Evelyn Ervin. She attended the Smithville Church of God and was a CNA at NHC HealthCare. Survivors include 1 daughter, Leslie Love of Smithville; 1 son, Dakota Kelsey of McMinnville; 3 grandchildren, Riley Pegg, Cameron Morris, Adison Love; mother, Dianna Atnip of Smithville; 1 brother, Wade Love of Lebanon; 2 sisters, Amanda (Michael) Savage of Smithville and Ashley Hobbs of Smithville; 5 nieces, Raven, Skylar, Kinsley and Kylee Savage and Ireland Hobbs; special cousin, Anthony Cantrell; 3 special friends, Charles Preston, Tamyra Taylor, Tracie Walls Fann; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 11 AM Thursday, October 26, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Richard Bowman and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in Webb Cemetery at Bluff Springs. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Cancer Center of America in Newnan, GA, in memory of Loriann. Visitation will be Wednesday 4 PM until 8 PM and Thursday 9 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Keith Montgomery

Oct 24 2017

Larry Keith Montgomery was born March 20, 1949 @ Buffalo Valley, son of the late Haskel Hayden Montgomery and Gladys Lee Maxwell Montgomery and de- parted this life on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 at the age of 68 yrs. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Montgomery and sisters, Ruth Daniels and Ruby Manick. Larry is survived by his wife, Jenny Bell Vickers Montgomery; daughter, Penny (Tim) Hayes; son, Dennis (Michelle) Montgomery; grandchildren, Amber Montgomery, Jessica Plattenburg, Nikki Clark, John and Madison Hayes; great grandchildren, Billy and Conner Clark; sister, Mary Crook; brothers, Jerry (Alma) Montgomery and Carl (Lois) Montgomery; nieces and nephews. Funeral services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Pallbearers, Gary, David, Randy and Patrick Crook, Joe and Bobby Vickers, Tim Hayes. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Wednesday. A private family burial will follow at the Montgomery Family Cemetery.
Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Edwenia Bain Scott

Oct 24 2017
Edwenia Bain Scott

Edwenia Bain Scott age 90 of Smithville passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born January 10, 1927 to her parents, the late Charlie Edgar and Ethie Lee Tittsworth Bain. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, Robert Ray Scott; 3 brothers, Dorris Lee Bain, Jack Smith Bain and John Thomas Bain; 2 sisters, Lois Mason Bain Alexander and Charlene Bain Scott. Ms. Edwenia was a faithful member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and was a factory worker and family seamstress. For 40 something years, she was the caretaker of the Tittsworth and Sanders Cemeteries, she kept scrapbooks and liked finding word puzzles. She is survived by her son, Eddie Scott of Eufaula, OK; 1 grandchild, Ashley Scott of Eufaula, OK; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Thursday, October 26, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bill Robertson and Ricky Scott officiating and burial will follow in Tittsworth Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 4 PM until 8 PM and Thursday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Reba Moser Stewart

Oct 23 2017
Reba Moser Stewart

Reba Moser Stewart age 83 of the Blue Springs Community passed away Saturday night, October 21, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born in Liberty on March 19, 1934 to her parents the late Marlon and Ophia Hubbard Moser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Billy Stewart; son, Mark Anthony Stewart and 1 sister, Nina Moser Turner. Reba attended school in Liberty and worked at the shirt factory and Genesco. She was a member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church, member of Smithville Senior Citizens, and took care of the Blue Springs Community Center for many years. Reba loved people and was very active in community activities. She is survived by 2 sons, David (Janice) Stewart and Phillip (Peggy) Stewart both of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Paula (Robert) Farris and D.J. (Megan) Stewart, Salana Letsinger, Joey Young, Bryan (Cindy) Young; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Willie (Linda) Moser of Smithville; 1 special niece, Tammy Moser and 1 nephew, Tyson Moser. Funeral Services will be 2 PM Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bernard Houk and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Tuesday 5 PM until 8 PM and Wednesday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. In addition to flowers, Ms. Reba's request was for donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Smithville Senior Citizens, in her memory. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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