Ethel Keith Ashford

Dec 6 2015

102 year old Ethel Keith Ashford of Smithville died Saturday at the Webb House Retirement Center. She was a 60 year member of the Eastern Star, having joined in 1955. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and a 48 year member of the Smithville Business and Professional Women's Club. Ashford was a homemaker and a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Keith and her second husband, Willie Brown Ashford; parents, Dennis and Julie Ann Arnold Tramel; three brothers, Ernest, Haskel, and Walter and James Tramel. Six sisters, Nancy Nokes, Beatrice Bryant, Velma Reeves, Elrissa Whitlock, Myrtle Smith, and Lena Vann. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Ann and husband Joe Don Parkerson of Watertown. Two sons, Wayne Keith of Florida and Randall and wife Brenda Keith of Lebanon. Seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. One brother, Reverend Dennis Calvin Tramel of Smithville and a sister, Ruby Deal of Nashville. The family would like to send a special thanks to the owners and staff of the Webb House for the care and compassion given to Ms. Ashford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the Gideons. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Edeene "Dedi" Hastings

Dec 6 2015

Frances Edeene "Dedi" Hastings age 77 of Smithville and formerly of Nashville passed away Saturday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born July 24, 1938 to her parents, the late Robert Ed and Joe Ben Fuson Coffee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Lynda Hastings. She was a member of the Brenthaven Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Brentwood and was an Executive Assistant at Fifty Forward. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Robert Hastings of Smithville; 4 sons, Steven (Pam) Hastings of Marion, VA, Joseph Vance of Louisville, KY, Bobby Hastings of Knoxville, and Chris (Cheryl) Vance of Smithville; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; special extended family, Jean (Emmett) Walker, Gail Fletcher, Ann Clay. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Don Tabor officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Andrea Lee Redmon

Dec 5 2015

Miss Andrea Lee Redmon age 61 of Smithville passed away Friday afternoon at her residence in Smithville. She was born July 6, 1954 to her parents, the late Jackson Lee and Kelvie Euthlynn Wright Redmon. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and was a medical technologist. Survivors include 1 sister, Jacque (Jimmy) Hale of Smithville; 1 nephew, Tyson Hale of Smithville; 1 niece, Audrey Adams of Hermitage; 2 aunts and 1 uncle, Gail Blair of Smithville, Lucille Beshearse of Panam City, FL, and Leffel Redmon of Smithville. Graveside services and interment will be 3:30 PM, Sunday, December 6, 2015 at New Union Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at 3:30 at the cemetery for the graveside service on Sunday. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Douglas Leander Mullendore

Dec 4 2015

Douglas Leander Mullendore, age 49 of Murfreesboro, TN, passed away Thursday December 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, Clarissa Lee Myers Mullendore.

Mr. Mullendore is survived by his wife Emily Womack Mullendore; son, Andrew Douglas Mullendore; daughter, Rebecca Leigh Mullendore; father, Stanley Arthur Mullendore, Jr. all of Murfreesboro, TN; brothers, Christopher Todd Mullendore of Hermitage, TN, Scott Arthur Mullendore of Brentwood, TN, and three nieces.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday December 5, 2015 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. A graveside service will held 2:00 pm Sunday December 6, 2015 at DeKalb County Memorial Gardens in Smithville, TN, with Brother David Young officiating.

Mr. Mullendore was a member of North Boulevard Church of Christ and a Chemical Engineer with the United States Corp of Engineers.
An online guestbook for the family is available at

Woodfin Memorial Chapel. 615-893-5151.

Annie Lou Bogle

Dec 3 2015

Annie Lou Bogle age 66 of Liberty passed away Wednesday night at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. She was born July 30, 1949 to her parents, the late Oscar Lee and Nonnie Cleo Bogle Hale. Annie Lou was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and worked at the Shirt Factory and in Home Health. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Thomas E. Bogle of Liberty; 2 children, Julie Green and Greg Bogle both of Liberty; 2 grandchildren, Mandy Tarpley and Macy Frey; 3 great-grandchildren, Allie and Ace Tarpley and Hunter Frazier; 1 brother, James Hale of Liberty. Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wilson Williams officiating and burial to follow in Hale Cemetery at Pea Ridge. Visitation will be Saturday 11AM until 8PM and Sunday 10AM until the time of the service at 1:30PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert C. "Bobby" Pedigo

Dec 3 2015

57 year old Robert C. "Bobby" Pedigo of Smithville died Wednesday at St. Thomas West. He was a farmer and a truck driver. The family has chosen cremation. He was preceded in death by his father, Dan "Buck" Franklin Pedigo. Survivors include a son, Jonathon Pedigo of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Payton and Luke Pedigo. Mother, Reba Hasty of McMinnville. Two sisters, Linda Tittsworth of Cumming, Georgia and Cynthia Johnson of Hixson. One brother, Jerry and Crystal Pedigo of Smithville. Several nephews and one niece. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Verna Lee Miller

Dec 3 2015

Mrs. Verna Lee Miller age 95 of Detroit, MI passed away December 1, 2015. Born and raised in Smithville, TN, then moved to Detroit, MI with her late husband, Sheley Miller. She worked with Chrysler Motor Company for many years. Verna loved needle work and gardening in her rose garden. She is preceded in death by her husband, Sheley Miller; parents, Thomas Barry and Glisson Taylor Keith; brothers, W.S., Joe and Burnice Keith; sisters, Mathis Smithson, Billie Bain, Jean Jenkins and Izell Keith. Survived by her brother, Dallas (Shirley) Keith and several loving nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, December 4, 2015 at Banks Cemetery in Smithville, TN, Charles Watson officiating. Visitation will be held 4-8:00PM Thursday December 3, 2015 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 3009 Columbia Ave. Franklin, TN. 37064, 615-794-2289

Michael Booth

Dec 2 2015

Mr. Michael Booth age 69 of London, Ohio, passed away Tuesday night, December 1, 2015 at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus,Ohio. He was born October 6, 1946 to his parents, the late James and Lula Thweatt Booth. Mike was a U.S. Navy Veteran having served in Vietnam, a member of Victory Baptist Church, and worked with OSU security at the Art Center. Survivors include 2 daughters, Courtney (Jesse) Fawcett of Flower Mound, Texas, Suzanne Jones of London, Ohio; 2 grandchildren, James and Harrison; life companion, Joyce Bond of London, Ohio; 1 sister, Pam (Jerry) Adkins of London, Ohio; 1 brother, Frank (Joan) Booth; 1 aunt, Wilma Judkins of Smithville and 1 uncle, Walter Booth of Killbuck, Ohio; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Saturday, December 5, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Jefferson Cemetery with Military Honors by the Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 11:AM until 1:PM and 4:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either a Veterans Charity of your choice or to the Alzheimer's Association, in memory of Mike. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wardell Byron Harris, Jr.

Nov 30 2015

Wardell Byron Harris, Jr. age 69 of Liberty passed away Friday morning, November 27, 2015 at his residence of an extended illness. He was born June 27, 1946 to his parents, the late Wardell Byron and Estell Scott Harris, Sr. He was a Methodist and retired repair and maintenance man. survivors include his wife, Betty Harris of Liberty; 1 step-daughter, Jessica Marie Tittle of Lebanon; 3 grandchildren, Austin Tittle, Anthony Tittle, Ethan Tittle all of Liberty; ex son-in-law, Raymond Tittle of Liberty; mother-in-law, Shelby Davis of Liberty; special friends, Teresa (Larry) Caldwell, Lisa Caldwell, Jennifer Chapman and Margaret Hobson. A memorial service will be held 6:PM Thursday, December 3, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Charlie Worrell and Michael Hale officiating. Visitation will be Thursday 5:PM until the time of the service at 6:PM. 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.

James Edward Simpson

Nov 30 2015

James Edward Simpson, age 91, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015 at MorningView Transitional Care Center in Maryville, Tennessee. He was born February 20, 1924 to his parents, the late Robert and Nettie Mai Page Simpson. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Banks Simpson and sister, Gladys Simpson. He was a member of Gallatin First United Methodist Church and attended Hartsville Pike Church of Christ. Mr. Simpson grew up on his family farm on Hannah’s Branch in Dekalb County, Tennessee and was a graduate of Liberty High School. He worked in the dairy industry for many years having served in various capacities in Alexandria, Portland, Pulaski, Columbia, and Gallatin, Tennessee. He was a 50-year member of Alexandria Lodge # 175 Free and Accepted Masons. Survivors include sons, Thomas Edward Simpson (Brenda) of Lenoir City; Robert Banks Simpson of Maryville; grandchildren, Angelia Michelle (David) Scott of Oak Ridge; Thomas Chad Simpson, Andrew Banks Simpson, and Mark Allen Simpson all of Maryville; and 3 great grandchildren, Elizabeth Grace Scott, Grayson Marie Simpson, and Daniel Thomas Scott. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 1 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin, Tennessee. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, December 2 at 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Liberty, Tennessee officiated by Brother Doyle Farris. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be submitted at Family Heritage Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


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