Obituaries

Dean "Buddy" Emberton

Apr 8 2014

62 year old Dean "Buddy" Emberton of Smithville died Tuesday at St. Thomas Hospital West in Nashville. He was a Pentecostal and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Keith Huling will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Emberton was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Dean and Claudia Avo Trapp Emberton and a brother, Henry Jackson Emberton. Survivors include his wife, Dianne Emberton of Smithville. Two daughters, Deana and husband Kevin Jones of Smithville and Darla Emberton of Murfreesboro, Two grandchildren. One sister, Brenda Steele of South Carolina and several nephews and one niece. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carol Sue Colwell

Apr 8 2014

53 year old Carol Sue Colwell of Smithville died Monday afternoon at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Walter Franklin and Wilma Powers Blair. In addition to her father she was preceded by her husband, Lillard Colwell. Sue was a member of Gath Baptist Church and was employed at Tenneco Automotive and Pace Setters. She is survived by 4 children, Johnny Colwell of Florida, Greg Hays of Murfreesboro, Tiffany Boren of Smithville and Chesney Colwell of Chattanooga; 10 grandchildren; Mother, Wilma Blair of Smithville; 2 brothers, Randy Blair of Buena Vista, TN and Freddy Blair of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Friday, April 11, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Lash Rice and Jason Rice officiating and burial to follow in Bluff Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 1:PM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Robert "Bob" Jennings

Apr 8 2014

66 year old Robert "Bob" Jennings of Alexandria died Monday at Wyndridge Rehab Hospital in Crossville. He was born in Montgomery County and did Billboard Signs work. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam war and a member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Eastview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Jennings was preceded in death by his parents, Charles P. Jennings and Beulah Belle "Shorty" Mayfield Jennings; his wife, Cheryl Lynn Jennings; and a brother, Bill Jennings. Survivors include his children, Brian Wayne Jennings of Hickman, Michael and wife Leslie Emme of Smithville, and Angela and husband Mike Choate of Cookeville. Grandchildren, Jose Jennings, Hannah Jennings, Allie Emme, Grayson Emme, Haley Choate, and Katie Choate. A sister, Doris and husband Jimmy Mullinax of Alexandria. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Rice

Apr 8 2014

80 year old Thomas Rice of McMinnville died Monday at his residence. He was a member of the Keltonburg Missionary Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Midwest Chrome Process Company. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Rice was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper and Mitilda Smith Rice; his second wife, Nan Rice; a brother, William A. Rice; and a nephew, Brian Cole. Three half-siblings, Easter Mooneyham, Greenie Mayne, and Thomas Keen. Survivors include two half sisters, Eva Mitchell of Barbourville, Kentucky and Viola Gray of Corbin, Kentucky. One nephew, Lash and wife Kathy Rice of Smithville. Six nieces, Michelle and husband Carl Washer of Smithville, Terrie Ford of Smithville, Brenda and husband Carl George of McMinnville, Charlene Neidig of Knoxville, Vivian Dishman, and Thelma Rutledge both of McMinnville. Two step children, Gina Pleasant and Ricky Northcutt both of McMinnville. Three step grandchildren, Tierra Batey, Preston, and Logan Pleasant. Two step great grandchildren, Keirslynn and Traedyn Batey. Special friend, Chris Jolly of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lee B. (L.B.) Mullican

Apr 8 2014

74 year old Lee B. (L.B.) Mullican of McMinnville, died Monday at his residence. He was born September 06, 1939 in Centertown, TN, was a truck driver, a U.S. Army Veteran, and a member of the Church of Christ at Hwy. 56 North. Mr. Mullican was preceded in death by parents Cloy “Trader” and Freda Overall Griffith Mullican and brothers Dwyane Mullican and Sammy Mullican.

Survivors include his wife Dorothy Jean Madewell Mullican, children Donna Lee (Barry) Wanamaker, Ronald Lee Mullican and Jimmy Matthews, sister Geneva Joyce Mullican, brother Gary Edmond Mullican, sister-in-law Wanda Thomas Mullican, grandchildren Jacob Wanamaker, Penny Wanamaker, and Drew (Tiffany) Mullican, and great grandchildren Helena Mullican, Treyton Mullican, and Hayden Mullican. Many nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 10, 2014 in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Wayne Cantrell and Bro. Bobby Mayfield will officiate. Interment will follow at Center Hill Cemetery at Hills Creek. Military grave rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and V.F.W. Post 5064. The Mullican Family will receive friends Tuesday from 3:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., Wednesday from 10 A.M. until 9 P.M., and again Thursday from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Henry, J.J., Larry DeLong, Steve Gauger, Jay Slatton, Treyton Cantrell, Penny and Jacob Wanamaker, Helena, Treyton and Hayden Mullican, and Bruce Medley are asked to served as honorary pallbearers

Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com

Sadie Lee Taylor Tallent

Apr 6 2014

76 year old Sadie Lee Taylor Tallent of Murray, Kentucky and a native of DeKalb County died Friday morning at Union City, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Tallent. Graveside services and interment will be 2:PM Sunday at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 11:AM until 1:45 at which time we will leave to go to the cemetery for the graveside service. In lieu of flowers the family asked that donations be given to Whorton Springs Cemetery in memory of Ms. Sadie. In addition to her husband she is preceded in death by her parents: Ulysus Brent and Cora Elizabeth Taylor; 1 Sister: Nellie Darse Waggoner. Survivors include: Daughter: Janie Tallent and her husband Karl Zimmerman of Martin, TN.; Grandson: Dr. William (Jennifer) Zimmerman; Great Grandson: Joseph Zimmerman all of Martin, TN.; Siblings: Toy Ray Taylor, Mary Hughes and Myrtle Taylor of Smithville, Norma Jane Malone of Lafayette, IN., George Brent and his wife Gail Taylor of Smithville; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins; Special niece and nephew: Betty Sue Todd and Winfred Murphy of Woodbury, TN. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

James Lannis Hays

Apr 5 2014

71 year old James Lannis Hays of Statesville died Wednesday morning at the Lebanon Health and Rehab Center. Born in Cannon County, he was the son of the late Ernest Alfred Hays and Lula Clayborn Hays. Jimmy attended Watertown High School and was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church. He was a boiler maker and member of Local 363 in Illinois. Jimmy was a Past Master and 50 year member of Comer Lodge No. 417 F&AM. He is survived by his wife, Carol McColpin Hays of Statesville; son, James Lee Hays and wife, Janet of Statesville; daughter, Janice Lanee Williamson of Statesville; grandchildren, Casey Elizabeth Hays, Lindsey and Logan Williamson; step children, Karen Bell of Flora, IL, Kim (Sandy) Bell and Max (Sandy) Bell both of Bridgeport, IL; step grandchildren, Michael (Samantha) Cooper, Rachel (Perry) Boles, Chris (Rhonda) Cooper, Dalton, Kendra and Cassidy Shadle; sister, Sherry Parkerson of Smithville; brother, Jackson (Kathy) Hays of Auburntown; nieces and nephews. A memorial service and celebration of Jimmy's life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Visitation with the family will be from 1 p.m. till service time on Sunday.

Thelma Christine Adcock

Apr 3 2014

85 year old Thelma Christine Adcock of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Temple Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Shannon Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Thaniel and Stella Young Adcock. Survivors include one sister, Ola Geneva Knowles; two nieces, Christie and Deborah Knowles; one nephew, Glenn Doyce Knowles; and a special friend Anna Cuella all of Smithville. Several great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville Lions Club. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Louis Bogle

Apr 1 2014

75 year old James Louis Bogle of Liberty died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. He was an equipment operator and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jimmy Arms will officiate and burial will be in the Beech Hill Cemetery at Gassaway. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Bogle was preceded in death by his parents, Odas Parker Bogle and Annie Mae Gilley. Survivors include a son, Edwin and wife Teresa Bogle of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Casey and husband Joey Agee of Dowelltown and Dustin and wife Brittany Bogle of Alexandria. Great grandchildren, Avery Agee, Jordyn Agee, and McCullan Bogle. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Anderson Funeral Home to assist with funeral expenses. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Diann M. Symonds

Apr 1 2014

Diann M. Symonds was born June 24, 1946 in Rockport, Indiana, daughter of Norma and Cuba Austin Mercer. She lived with her grandparents when growing up. She attended Kennedy Grade School and Rockport High School. In High School she was active in many extracurricular activities including: band, pep band, solo and ensemble contest, GAA, FHA, Latin Club, Glee Club, Choir and had the lead in the school play. She graduated in June 1964 and in July 1964 she married Lloyd Ray Taylor from Tennyson. They had one daughter Ilinda Sue born November 5, 1965. She lived briefly in Troy and Tell City then moved in 1971 to Chicago where she began working for Esquire Incorporated, Coronet Films Division. She divorced Lloyd in 1971 and began attending Mayfair Jr. College where she graduated with honors with an Associates Degree in Psychology. While attending Mayfair College she worked in the school library and as a community organizer. Here she met Robert Neal Symonds whom she married May 13, 1978. They had one daughter Anna Natascha who was born January 25, 1978.

They traveled to France, Spain and Africa and then both attended Illinois Institute of Technology where she earned her Masters Degree in Sociology. She led a very active life as a Judge of Election, Special Canvasser for the Board of Education, Member of Eastern Star, True Kindred, and Past Royal Matron Order of the Amaranth. Robert died in 1985 and Diann left Chicago and moved to Florida then spent almost a year in Kenya East Africa. She wrote a book about this experience.

Afterwards she worked for a home health agency, marketing company and as a substitute teacher. She taught Spanish at Lewis and Clark College for the Upward Bound Program and taught Night School at Gordon Tech High School in Chicago and Biology/crafts for Operation Outreach at Alton, Illinois High School.

Mrs. Symonds passed away March 28,2014 at DeKalb Community Hospital.

She is survived by her daughters: Linda Sue Becker of Smithville, Tn. and Anna Symonds of Orangeburg, South Carolina; 3 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

Ms. Diann M. Symonds wishes were to be cremated. No services will be held.

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