76 year old Shirley Dean Cripps of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a faithful member of the Smithville Church of Christ for 48 years and was retired from Kingston Timers after 32 years. Shirley was a wonderful cook and one of her favorite ways of loving her family was to prepare wonderful feasts of scrumptious home-cooked goodies. A few of her specialties include fried chicken, fried sweet potatoes, fried corn, green beans and yummy chocolate and pecan pies. Not only was her family blessed by her fabulous cooking, she was often found delivering these goodies to those of her congregation and community who had lost a loved one, who were ill or just needed a friendly face to come calling. She will also be remembered for her sweet spirit and her kindness to all she met. She will be missed terribly by her loving husband and family. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley and Alex Woodward will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-8 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.. On Friday, there will be no public visitation before 10 a.m. The family will then receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Thelma Stiles Glenn; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jerry Cripps, Jeanette Dodson, Brenda Chapman Cripps, James "Curly" Cripps, and Chloa Cripps. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Johnnie Cripps, Jr. Children, Tammy and husband Steve Williams and Scott and wife Gena Cripps. Grandchildren, Brenna Williams, Loren Cripps, and Tyree Cripps. A sister, Linda Glenn. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and M.B. Silcox, Brenda Cripps, Gene Cripps, and Glen Dodson. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the 3rd floor nurses at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center who were so caring to Shirley and her family and to the nurses of Alive Hospice who aided the Cripps family in caring for Shirley in her home. In addition to flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Mountain Empire Children's Coral Academy (donations can be given through www.meccacademy.org) or to the Smithville Church of Christ Youth Group. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Cecil Edward Judkins, born September 17, 1950, native and resident of DeKalb County, died April 1, 2016 from an extended illness at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was the son of Margaret Bennett Judkins Bain (Troy) of Smithville and Cecil Herbert Judkins (Dorothy) of Hazel Green, Alabama, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by grandparents, Perry Green and Callie Pinegar Judkins, Robert Bennett and Lavonia Martin Bennett Evans (Robert) and brother, Troy Edward Bain. He is survived by a sister, Ponzella Judkins Redmon (Dwayne); sons, Jamie Lee Judkins of McMinnville and John Baxter Judkins of Nashville. Daughters, Jana Dell Judkins Lance (Troy), Jeannie Linde Judkins Cook (Rob) both of McMinnville. One grandson, Graeden Judkins of Morrison and several step grandchildren. Nephews, Walter Redmon, T.J. Bain, and Dalton Bain of Smithville. Nieces, LaTroya Key of Sparta, Shana Key of Smithville and several great nieces and nephews. He was former co-owner of Centertown Market, J & D Hardware, and Warren County Speedway. He was a former employee of Genesco, Inc., Carrier Corporation, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp, Federal Mogul and Tenneco. He was a member of the Church of Christ. At his request, Mr. Judkins will be cremated. A Celebration of Life memorial will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Judkins would want donations made to ASPCA or to the DeKalb Animal Coalition.
79 year old Gentry Carmon Patterson of Smithville passed away Monday morning, April 4th at NHC Health Care of Smithville.
He was of the Christian faith and self employed. He also served in the National Guard & was a member of the VFW.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11am from the chapel of Love - Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10am - 8pm & Thursday from 9am until service time at 11am.
Mr. Patterson was preceded in death by his parents, Sam & Mai Clark Patterson. 2 sisters, Erma Underwood & Opal Hale. 1 brother, Doris Patterson. Survivors include a daughter, Crystal & Mike Cummings of CA. Step children, Terry Cassity of Smithville & Nancy Gail Garfinkel of Atlanta, GA. Brother-in-law, Joe Underwood of Woodbury & special friend & companion, Nancy Cassity of Smithville.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Banks Cemetery fund in memory of Mr. Patterson.
Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Richard Elam Cathey, age 72, a Smithville, TN resident and Coffee County, TN native died March 31, 2016 in NHC Healthcare of Smithville following an extended illness.
He was a retired employee of Carrier, member of the Church of Christ and son of the late Samuel Wade and Mattie Lou Harrell Cathey. Mr. Cathey was married to Elaine Jones Cathey who preceded him in death November 12, 2010. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, J.N., Buddy, Bill & Leon Cathey; sisters, Barbara Cathey and Dot Hollis; and nephews, Preston and Jeff Cathey.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Shawn Washer of Smithville, Jennifer Cathey of White County, TN and Christy and Troy Miles of Chapel Hill, TN; son, Richard E. Cathey, Jr. of Warren County, TN; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Jerry Cathey and wife Dot and Don Cathey and wife Martha both of McMinnville, TN; sisters-in-law, Wilma, Emma and Margaret Cathey all of McMinnville; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Nathan and Rita Jones of Coffee County.
Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016 in High's Chapel with David McCormick to officiate. Interment will follow in Trousdale Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday until time of service at High's.
Donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, Shriners Hospital or the Cancer Society.
70 year old Cleta Jo Cantrell Horn of Smithville passed away Wednesday night, March 30th at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital.
Ms. Horn was a caregiver & was of the Pentecostal faith.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 4pm from the chapel of Love - Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Glen Chapman will officiate & burial will follow at Mt. Ararat Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Friday, 12-8pm & Saturday, 10am until service time at 4pm.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Horn. Father of her children, Ray Donald Murphy. Parents, Gentry Cantrell & Velvo Arnold Thrasher. Son, Darrell Wayne Murphy & a grandson, Jerry Lee Estes. 3 brothers, Eddie, Albert & Thomas Cantrell. 6 sisters, Christine Todd, Betty Vanzny, Imogene Crook, Dorothy Roman, Sue Chapman Sanders & Freda Hobbs. Survivors include 3 daughters, Diane & Richard Ervin of Smithville, Joann & Teddy Johnson of Liberty & Darlene Jackson of Smithville. 1 son, David Turner of Smithville. 6 grandchildren & several great grandchildren. Several nieces & nephews also survive.
Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Beloved neighbor and friend is finally at peace
Lamar Freeman Jackson, Jr. passed away at 12:47 am on Friday March 25, 2016. Mr. Jackson was a well-loved community member and friend, was a true southern gentleman. He was born on December 15, 1947 in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Mr. Jackson had a deep love for family, friends, the arts, traveling, gardening, as well as his land, his dogs and wildlife. He was passionate about helping others as was evident in both his public and private life.
Before retiring to the Dry Creek Area 16 years ago, Mr. Jackson attended Scarritt College in Nashville. He went on to work as the Director of Public Relations for TN Hospital Association and St. Thomas Hospital. He made his home in East Nashville and served as the president of the Board of the Historic Edgefield Neighborhood for several years. He also served on the Board of Directors for Nashville CARES (Council on AIDS Resources, Education and Services) from the beginning of the organization in the late 80's through the early 90's.
Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Williams; his father, Lamar Freeman Jackson; and sisters Mary Ann Clark and Sue Ethel Dumas. He is survived by sister Beverly Jean Bowen, nieces Tammy Lee Brooks, Carrie Coglan Dearman, Wendi Jo Alsobrooks, and Ashley Elizabeth Pool, and also by his life partner M. Ray Liggett.
This world has lost a truly great man but those he helped will carry his legacy on in their hearts and deeds. A small memorial service will be held on Sunday April 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Mr. Jackson's farm located at 150 Farwell Road, Dowelltown, TN. Followed by a southern themed potluck. We will be planting a tree in his honor, as planting a new tree species each year was his tradition. He envisioned his farm being an arboretum in 50 years. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Nashville CARES in the name of Mr. Lamar Jackson, Jr.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in charge of the arrangements.
Frances Conger Marshall– age 92 of Knoxville went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 23, 2016 at Baptist Health Care Center. Frances was born in Smithville to the late Ozias and Ruth Conger. She was a member of Arlington Church of Christ for over 50 years and retired from K.U.B. billing department, and also worked at Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Marshall; brother, John B. Conger, and William O. “Corky” Conger. She is survived by step-son, Jack Marshall; niece Gail Brown and husband Roger, and Kayla Boys and husband Darren; nephew, Bill Conger and wife Alyssa; great-nephews, Roger Brown, Jr., Chris Brown, Gray Boys, and Gavin Conger; and great-niece, Autumn Conger. Family and friends will meet at 1:45 pm Friday, April 1, 2016 at the main entrance to Lynnhurst Cemetery for graveside services at 2:00 pm with Minister Mark Brackney officiating. Rose Mortuary Broadway Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Willie Allen Atnip, Jr. age 86 of Smithville passed away Tuesday night March 29, 2016 at NHC Healthcare of Smithville. Mr. Atnip was born January 21, 1930 to his parents the late Willie Allen Atnip, Sr. and Josephine Summers Atnip. He was a retired nurseryman and farmer and was a Baptist. In addition to his parents, Mr. Atnip is preceded in death by the mother of his children: Martha Myrie Atnip; 1 daughter: Darlene Stanley; 3 sisters: Lorene Taylor, Nelda Atnip, Vada Thomason; 2 brothers: T.J. Atnip, Grady Atnip. Funeral services will be held 4:PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Shannon Cantrell and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday 11:AM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until time of the service at 4:PM. Survivors include: 5 children, Wilma Jean Cantrell of Smithville, Jimmy Allen (Jeanine) Atnip of Cookeville, Janie (P.I.)Hale of Temperance Hall, Janice Walker (Bobby)Moore of Smithville, Darnell (Wayne) Crook of Smithville; 17 grandchildren: Anthony (Penny) Cantrell, Angela (Bobby) Johnson, Shannon (Tonya) Cantrell, Jamie (Jerry) Ashford, Jennifer (Eddie) White, Jimmy Allen Atnip II (Stephanie Barber), Kim (Jeremy) Young, Lisa Walker, Gabe Walker, Amy Walker, Donna (Matthew) England, Darrell Crook, Tonya Crook, Paul Kirby, Trena Jean Burgess, Amanda Savage, Ashley Hobbs; 30 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 sister, Dean Thomason of Smithville; 1 brother, Jimmy Atnip of Watertown. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
67 year old Paulette Edge Thomason of Murfreesboro passed away Monday, March 28th at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
Ms. Thomason formerly worked for Whirlpool & was of the Baptist faith.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 1pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday, 4-8pm and Friday, 10am until service time at 1pm.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Sr. & Mary Luna Edge. 2 brothers, Roy & Troy Edge. 1 sister, Sue Jones. Survivors include 1 son, Joe & wife Wendy Thomason of Murfreesboro. 4 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren. 1 brother, Ernest Jr. & wife Kathy Edge of Smithville. 1 sister, Vanessa Carol Edge of Murfreesboro. 1 niece, Monica Rose Jones of Murfreesboro.
Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Donald Ray Pack age 75 of Smithville, passed away Monday March 28, 2016 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. Born December 29, 1940 to his parents the late Harvey and Josie Merritt Pack. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Clifford Pack and mother-in-law Christine Magness. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann Magness Pack of Smithville; daughter Donnette Pack of Smithville; 3 nieces, Deborah (Larry) Hancock, Dianna Adams, Darlene (Frank) Evans all of Smithville; 2 nephews David Pack and Daniel Pack of Smithville. He was a Baptist and attended Indian Creek Baptist Church. He owned and operated Donald Pack Construction for over 30 years and served as DeKalb County Road Supervisor from 1982-1990. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Friday, April 1, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Doyle Slager, Bro. Michael Hale and Sue Puckett officiating and entombment will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday from 2:PM until 8:PM and Friday from 10:AM until time of service at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, family asked that donations be made to Gideons, Lighthouse Christian Camp or Charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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