Obituaries

Paul Howard Cantrell

May 12 2014

56 year old Paul Howard Cantrell of Smithville died Saturday night, May 10, 2014 at his Mother's residence. He was the son of the late Howard Cross Cantrell and Billie Sue Humphrey Jones. Paul worked with Smithville Electric for 23 years. He is survived by his Mother, Billie Sue Jones of the Green Hill Community; Daughter, Erin Cantrell Pryor of Smithville; 2 Step-Brothers, Jeff Jones and Carlton Jones both of the Green Hill Community; 1 Step-Sister, Debra Culwell Newby of the Green Hill Community; 2 Aunts, Shirley Meade of Mississippi and Margie King of Sparta. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Tommy Culwell and Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 11:AM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM.

Kenny Green

May 5 2014

42 year old Kenny "Tadpole" Green of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a truck driver for Triple S. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Eugene Adkins will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Kenneth Green; maternal grandparents, Roy and Nannie Walls; and paternal grandparents, John and Mettie Green. Survivors include his mother, Verna Green and a brother, Randy Williams both of Smithville. A sister, Tammy and husband Greg Owens of Chattanooga. Two nephews, Codi Funk of Georgia and Devon Owens of Chattanooga. Seven uncles and eight aunts also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Mildred Lassiter

May 5 2014

92 year old Mildred Lassiter of Oak Ridge and formerly of Cookeville died Saturday evening at Oak Ridge Methodist Hospital. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.at the Bethel Cemetery in DeKalb County. She is survived by a sister, Ruth Lassiter. Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Jim Ayers Cripps

May 3 2014

91 year old Ms. Jim Ayers Cripps of the Dry Creek Community of Dowelltown died Saturday morning at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Cripps and son, Gary Cripps; parents, John and Callie Moore Ayers and two brothers, Edward Ayers and Charles Brigham Ayers. Survivors include two sons, Dwight Cripps of the Dry Creek Community and Jerald and wife Lisa Cripps of Liberty. A daughter-in-law, Wanda Cripps of Mount Juliet. Four grandchildren, Angela Royalty and Paul Tubbs of Lebanon, Matthew and wife Melody Cripps of Murfreesboro, Jordan and wife Nicole Cripps of Dowelltown and Justin and wife Tiffany Cripps of Smithville. Four great grandchildren, Brody Royalty, Brayden Tubbs, Christian Cripps, and Owen Cripps. A brother, Joe Ayers of Dowelltown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pat Keith

May 2 2014

77 year old Pat Keith of Smithville died Friday morning at her residence. She had been a member of the Calvary Baptist Church since 1964.. Keith was also a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Mason Tramel and B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Ruby Foutch; husband, Tom Keith; granddaughter, Leslie Houchin; brothers, Frank, Jackie and Larry Foutch; and a sister, Brenda Taylor Foutch. Survivors include three daughters, Kim and husband Tim Archer of Kentucky, Tammy and husband Ronald Ashburn, and Tina Stephens of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Stacy and husband Mark Winfree, Betsy Colwell, Molly Johnson, Thomas Owen, and Kristina Stephens. Seven great grandchildren, Brady and Tanner Colwell, Eli Pearcy, Ian and Ryder Daniel, Rilee and Laina Winfree. Two sisters, Ann Summers of Smithville and Judy Parsley of Lenoir City. A brother, Danny and wife Charlene Foutch of Mt. Juliet. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family chose donations to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.

Howard Earl Mayberry

May 1 2014

56 year old Howard Earl Mayberry of Smithville died Wednesday night at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a former Maintenance Technician. He was also a U.S. Marine veteran, having served thirteen years. Mayberry was preceded in death by his father, Charles Earl Mayberry. The family has chosen direct cremation. A celebration of life service will be held at a later time. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mayberry of Smithville. Two sons, Matthew and wife Morgan Mayberry or Arizona and Mark Mayberry of South Carolina. One daughter, Jessica and husband Travis Fannin of South Carolina. Three stepchildren, Tina and husband Daniel Hoxie of South Carolina, Allison and husband Barry Pryor of California, and James Teuteberg of Smithville. Six grandchildren. Mother, Joyce R. Johnson Mayberry of Smithville. One sister, Patricia and husband Terry Fisher of Tennessee and a brother, Edward and wife Renee Mayberry of North Carolina. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

G.W. (Buddy) Judkins

May 1 2014

87 year old G.W. (Buddy) Judkins of Smithville died Thursday morning at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was born August 2, 1926 to his parents, the late Grady Wilson and Lillie Dale Judkins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 5 Sisters, Rose Judkins, Vada Davis, Dimple Hale, Inez Taylor, Imogene Page; 1 Brother, James Judkins. Buddy was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran and a member of the Short Mountain Masonic Lodge. He is survived by 4 Children, Kathy Judkins Withers of Mt. Vernon, IL, Buddy Morris (Vicki Payne) Judkins of Brentwood, Beth Judkins Bouldin of McMinnville and Kristi Judkins (William) Walter of LaVergne; 7 Grandchildren Anthony White, Christopher Judkins, Nathan (Tara) Cantrell, Brandy Gilley-Ledford, Wilson Gilley, Nathan Burkitt and Leslie Burkitt; 7 Great-Grandchildren, Cassidy White, Kieran White, T.J. Finoti, Aidan Reed Cantrell, Emery River Cantrell, Aubrey Reign Gilley and Conner Ledford; Wife, Linda Judkins of Smithville; 3 Sisters, Margaret Cripps of Miamisburgh, OH, Claudia Bain of Detroit, MI, Helen (Carmel) Maxwell of Baxter, TN; 2 Brothers, Douglas (Peggy) Judkins of Hendersonville, NC and Richard (Patsy) Judkins. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, May 4, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Fabron Nicholson and Bro. Billy Hale burial to follow in Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 4:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 11:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry "Horse" Ferrell

Apr 30 2014

59 year old Larry "Horse" Ferrell of Smithville died Tuesday afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital. Horse was born June 10, 1954 to his parents Jewell Brown and Willie Louise Thomason Ferrell. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Garry Glenn "Pony" Ferrell and Charles "Hippie" Ferrell. He was a Baptist and a construction worker. Horse is survived by his Wife, Starr Ferrell of Smithville; 2 Sons, Anthony Ferrell and Jarrod Dodd both of Smithville; 1 Daughter, Sherranna Walker of Gallatin; 5 Grandchildren, Kalab Ferrell, Kadee Ferrell, Hunter Walker, Ava Grace Walker and Sophia Walker; Mother, Louise Jones of Smithville; Brother, Wayne Ferrell of Bradyville; Sister, Teresa Mayo of Smithville; Funeral services will be conducted at 12 Noon Friday, May 2, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bobby Thomason and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11:AM until 9:PM and Friday 8:AM until the time of the service at 12 Noon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Howard Douglas Harness

Apr 28 2014

63 year old Howard Douglas Harness died Monday at Centennial Hospital in Nashville. He was the son of the late Thomas and Ella Mae Huckaby Harness. He was a U.S. Army and National Guard Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by 1 Brother: Steven Lynn Harness. Funeral Services will be held 1:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dwayne Cornelius officiating and burial in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 11:AM until 7:PM and Thursday 9:AM until time of the service at 1:PM. Survivors include 1 Sister: Patsy Ann Raudenbush of Pennsylvania; 5 Brothers: Thomas Levi Harness of Virginia, Curtis Harness, Kenneth Ray Harness, James William Harness all of Smithville and Gary Wayne Harness of Michigan; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Evelyn Retha Frazier

Apr 27 2014

81 year old Evelyn Retha Frazier of the Sycamore Community died Friday at the Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. She was born to her parents, the late Horace and Ada Martin Thomas. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Azero Frazier, sister, Bertha Mae Bennett and 4 brothers, James, Joe, Eugene and Jay Thomas. Ms. Retha was a Homemaker and Farmer and was a member of the Apostolic Ark in Murfreesboro. She is survived by 1 daughter, Ruth Frazier of the Sycamore Community; 3 sons, James Frazier of Watertown, William Frazier of Liberty and Charlie Frazier of the Sycamore Community; 2 brothers, Alfred Thomas of McMinnville and Willie Thomas of Smithville; 2 sisters, Lou Verna Woodruff of Virginia and Minnie Murphy of Smithville; 11 Grandchildren and Several Great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Matt Walls officiating and burial to follow in Thomas Cemetery at Pea Ridge. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 1:PM until 8:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM.

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