Obituaries

Vann Woodside

Nov 20 2015

Mr. Vann Woodside age 87 of Dowelltown passed away Thursday night at his residence surrounded by his family. Vann was born February 24, 1928 to his parents, the late Hobart and Mary C. Grandstaff Woodside. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Matthew Neal Vickers; 2 sisters, Mitchel Walden and Dorothy Hancock; 1 brother, O.T. Woodside. He was a faithful member and Deacon of Dowelltown Baptist Church, a U.S. WWII Army Veteran, member and past Master of DeKalb Lodge #358 and retired from TRW Ross Gear. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Billie Woodside of Dowelltown; 3 children, Vicki (Russell) Vickers of Dowelltown, Craig Woodside of Smithville and Jeff Woodside of Dowelltown; 5 grandchildren, Natalie (Brian) Page of Cookeville, Holly Wood of Smithville, Pat Woodside of Knoxville, Brooke Woodside Johnson of Smithville and Kevin Woodside of Murfreesboro; 3 great-grandchildren, Eliana Page, Patrick Woodside, III, and Jaden Johnson; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, November 22, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Jeff Cripps and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Salem Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 12 Noon until 8PM and Sunday 10AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. A Masonic Service will be Saturday at 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Lorene Arnold Chasteen

Nov 20 2015

Lorene Arnold Chasteen, 83, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at St. Thomas Rutherford.

She is survived by her husband, Wilburn Chasteen of Winchester; 4 children, Billy (Kay) Arnold, Tammie Arnold both of Smyrna, Rita Arnold Vance of Murfreesburo and Tony (Jenni) Arnold of Woodbury; 2 grandsons, Ronnie Arnold of Nashville and Bradley Vance of Murfreesboro; and 1 great-grandson, Elijah Vance of Murfreesboro.

Mrs. Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Roscoe and Effie Agnes Buckner Pedigo; her son, Larry Arnold; 3 brothers, Edward, Norville, and Aaron Pedigo; and 3 sisters, Kenzada Summar, Oddell Summar, and Francis Bandy.

She was a member of the Baptist Church and was a retired seamstress with Colonial Corp. and a custodian with MTSU.

Funeral services will be 1 pm Saturday, November 21, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Bandy officiating. Interment will follow at Pedigo Cemetery in Dekalb Co. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 8 pm Friday, November 20, 2015 and 10 AM until time of service Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Organization.

Lois Ruth (Wilson) Lankford

Nov 19 2015

83 year old Lois Ruth (Wilson) Lankford of Smithville died Wednesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and a retired Walmart Door Greeter. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sammie D. Lankford; parents, Elvis and Cecil Hutchinson Wilson; two sisters, Iris Cross and Marjorie Dudney; and a brother, Charles Wilson. Survivors include three sons, Carlton D. and wife Barbara Lankford of Mississippi, Calvin Lee and wife Pam Lankford of Smithville, and Clifton Wayne and wife Lynn Lankford of Alabama. Seven grandchildren, Ginger Haile, Travis Lankford, Christy Lankford, Theodore Lankford, Suzann Lankford, Kim Howell and Jesse Tollett. Eight great grandchildren. Special friend, Allen Roll of Smithville. Sister-in-law, Myrtle Wilson of Columbia. A host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Special thanks to Sun Crest Home Healthcare and Dr. Kevin Rhody and staff. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

Vickie Mooneyham Marsh

Nov 17 2015

Vickie Mooneyham Marsh age 49 of Liberty, passed away Tuesday morning at her residence in the Pea Ridge Community of DeKalb County. She was born December 3, 1965 to her parents Thelma Hale and the late Arvil Mooneyham. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Dwight, Joseph and Billy Paul Mooneyham. She was a member of the Believers Tabernacle and a homemaker. Vickie is survived by 2 children, Stephanie (Curtis) Bone of Smyrna and Andrew Marsh of Bethpage; 3 grandchildren, Brandy (Darrell) Murphy, Brittany Bone and Companion Tyler Ludwig, Justin Bone; 1 great-grandson, Tucker Ludwig; father of her children, Steve Marsh; companion, Donald Ferrell; mother, Thelma Mooneyham of Murfreesboro; 1 sister, Veronica Mooneyham of Murfreesboro; 2 brothers, Michael (Deborah) Mooneyham of Liberty and Chris Mooneyham of Murfreesboro; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Friday November 20, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Darren Kinzer officiating and burial to follow in the Ferrell Family Cemetery at Pea Ridge. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11AM until 8PM and Friday 9AM until the time of the service at 11AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Brenda Puckett Vanderpool

Nov 17 2015

Brenda Puckett Vanderpool of Smithville passed away Tuesday morning at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. She was born December 29, 1946 to her parents, the late Houston and Myrtis Moore Puckett. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Vanderpool and 1 brother, Marvin Puckett. Brenda was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher at the Smithville Church of God and was retired from retail sales and a homemaker. She is survived by 2 children, Reed (Julia) Vanderpool of Smithville and Melissa (Philip) Wallace of Smithville; 4 grandchildren, Emily, Harper, and Liam Wallace and Julian Vanderpool; 1 brother, Darwin (Delores0 Puckett of Lebanon; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Beth Puckett of Smithville, Wanda (Ray) Dunham, Jr. of Dowelltown, Rodney (Phyllis) Vanderpool of Centertown and Lorraine Webb of Nashville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Friday November 20, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jeff Armstrong officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 1:PM until 8:PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of God Youth Fund, in memory of Brenda. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenny Ray Herman

Nov 17 2015

Kenny Ray Herman age 54 of Smithville, passed away Monday evening at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He was born July 2, 1961 to his parents, the late Alfred Kenneth and Thelma Jean Lawson Herman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, Kenny Herman, Jr. and Brian Curtis Herman; 1 sister Lisa Mingus; 1 brother, James Eddie Herman. He was affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ and a nursery worker. He is survived by 3 sisters, Patricia (Jerry) Lawson of Smithville; Brenda (Stevie) Cripps of Smithville; Frances (Joel) Adcock of McMinnville; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Timmy George, Kathy Morris, Cory Winchester. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday November 19, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial to follow in Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 11:AM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time for the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Leroy Goff

Nov 13 2015

Funeral services for Leroy Goff, 89, of Smithville and formerly of Baxter will be held Sunday, November 15 at 1 PM in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Goff Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 PM to 8 PM and Sunday 11 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Goff passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 in Smithville.

He is survived by five daughters, Chris Moore, Leisa Young, Gay Lafever, Robin Beckham, and Pam Langford. Four sons, Gary, Dale, Mike, and Danny Goff.

Presley Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Pauline Johnson

Nov 13 2015

Ruby Pauline Johnson age 89 of Smithville passed away Thursday afternoon at NHC HealthCare in Smithville. Ruby was born January 4, 1926 to her parents, the late Ewin and Ada Hicks, Sr.. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Johnson; 2 sisters, Eva Jean Hicks and Virginia Atnip; 1 brother, Ewin Hicks, Jr.; grandparents, Ace and Frances Adamson, Will and Fannie Hicks. Ruby was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was a childcare giver and was affectionately known to many of the kids as "Aunt Ruby". She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Glenda Johnson of Liberty; 5 grandchildren, Nioakah (Shane) Hickman of Smithville, Nicholas Johnson, Noah Johnson, Nautica Johnson and Brandon Sykes all of Liberty; 1 great-granddaughter arriving soon; 2 brothers, Tom Hicks of Lebanon and Bill Hicks of Georgia; 1 sister, Doris Hullett of McMinnville; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Dan Mallette and Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Saturday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Sunday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Cleta Faye (Redmon) Murphy

Nov 9 2015

56 year old Cleta Faye (Redmon) Murphy of Smithville died Friday at St. Thomas Mid Town Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Life Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dewayne Cornelius will officiate and burial will be in the Young Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Everett "Ebb" Redmon; her husband, Michael Murphy; and a sister, Annie Rhea Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Camillia and husband Nicholas Ramsey of Dowelltown. Parents, Ernestine and Eddie Young of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Kaydence Johnson, Zoie and Raylin Ashburn, and Faith Knowles. Four brothers, Tommy and Glenda Redmon, and Noel and Sabra Redmon all of Smithville, Ronnie, Sr. and Judy Redmon of Dowelltown and Eddie Young, Jr. of Cookeville. Two sisters, Angela and Ricky Knowles of Smithville and Sherry and Alonzo Harris of Virginia. Nieces and nephews, Eric Morris, Trista Johnson, Avionda Harris, Patty Hale, Joey Redmon, Ronnie Redmon, Jr., Randy Johnson, Makayla Redmon, Joshua Johnson, Amy Ferrell, and Ashmika Earl. Nineteen great nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses.

William Earl Sowell

Nov 6 2015

79 year old William Earl Sowell of Alexandria died Friday at his residence. He was an automotive shop manager for K-mart, a Baptist, and a U.S. Navy veteran. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. Sowell was preceded in death by his father, Rex. Brothers, Ray, Jackie, Raymond, and Ricky and Paul. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma Sowell of Alexandria. Children, Diane Patton of Alexandria, Jeanie Johnson of Alexandria, Marilyn Keaton of Smithville, Bill and wife Angela Sowell of Norene, Randy and wife Susan Sowell of Alexandria, and Bobby and wife Kim Vickers of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Rodney Patton of Murfreesboro, Will Sowell of Smithville, Bailey Sowell and Jazmine Sowell of Norene, Destiny Jarboe of Kentucky, Colton Vickers and Kirsten Vickers of Alexandria. Great Grandchildren, Liam Sowell and Harper Patton. Mother, Grace Sowell of Springfield. Brothers, Joe and wife Sue Sowell, Kenneth and wife Lynn Sowell, Tommy and wife Setsuco Sowell, and Jerry Sowell. Sisters, Faye Batey, Ruth and husband Keith Rodgers, and Linda Wix. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made to the Fisher House at the V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro.

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