Obituaries

Thomas A. Pavone

Nov 18 2013

58 year old Thomas A. Pavone of Smithville died Monday at NHC. A Memorial service will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Mary Pavone; two sisters, Josephine Pavone and Gloria Pavone; and a brother, Frank Pavone. Survivors include three sisters, Rosemary Pavone, Geraldine Lipke, and Darlene Pavone all of Illinois. One brother, Anthony Pavone of Illinois. One local niece, Kari and husband Jacob Ashford of Liberty. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Judy Carol Tramel

Nov 18 2013

66 year old Judy Carol Tramel of Smithville died Sunday at Woodbury Nursing Center. She was a Christian and a retired employee of Star Manufacturing. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Tramel was preceded in death by her parents, James Austin and Ova Josephine Bratcher Davis; two sisters, Mary Helen Stanley and Rebecca Cantrell; brothers, James Homer Davis; a nephew, Darrell Petty; and a niece, Paulette Estes. Survivors include two daughters, Kim Cantrell of Smithville and Schree Tramel of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Jacob and Elicia Cantrell; one brother, Roger and his wife Barbara Davis; and a special nephew, Johnny Cantrell all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Newbell

Nov 16 2013
John Newbell

Mr. John Newbell, age 79 of Alexandria, TN, died peacefully in his home on Friday evening after an extended battle with cancer.

John Retired from Textron in 1989 with 33 years of Service. He was a longtime member of the Alexandria Church of Christ. John was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1956 to 1958.

Mr. Newbell is preceded in death by Infant Son; Kerry Allen Newbell. Parents; W.H. Newbell and Etta Bradford Newbell. Sister and Brother-in-Law; Robbie Crawford and J.C. Crawford. Brother; James “Dee” Newbell.

Survivors include Wife of 57 Years; JoAnn Barry Newbell. Two Daughters; Kim (Ross) Talley of Alexandria, TN, and Kristi (Ricky) Sullivan of Alexandria, TN. Grandchildren; Brad (Carrie) Talley, Ashley (Brian) Talley Bjork, Dillon Sullivan, Jason (Janna) Sullivan. One Great-Grandchild; Connor Talley.

Funeral Services for Mr. John Newbell will be on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 1PM at the Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria, TN with Jeff Ford officiating. Interment will follow in the Vanatta Cemetery.

Visitation will be at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria, TN, on Sunday, November 17 from 10AM to 8PM, and again on Monday November 18 from 10AM until the service time at 1PM.

In lieu of Flowers donations can be made to the Vanatta Cemetery Fund.

Julie Ann Rehmel

Nov 15 2013

Julie Ann Rehmel, 43, of Terre Haute, IN passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at her residence. She was born Jan. 27, 1970, in Terre Haute.

Survivors include her mother, Dawn Ames of Terre Haute; a son, Quinton Adcock of Terre Haute; maternal grandmother, Mary Cox of Terre Haute; siblings; Donald Earl Ames and wife Linda of West Terre Haute, John Russell Dulaney and wife Nakisha of Mississippi, Charley Dulaney, Michelle Dulaney of Terre Haute, Brenda Dulaney of Florida, Russell Delaney of Florida, and Steven and wife Michelle Barnes of Cookeville. From Smithville Julie is survived by siblings; Lori and husband Stanley Myrick, and April Barnes; mother-in-law, Mary Adcock; sister-in-law, Kathy and husband Steve Merz; special niece, Stephanie Reagan; uncles, Doyle and wife Shirl Barnes, Kennie and wife Barbara Barnes, Thomas and wife Tina Rose; as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Eugene Rehmel; paternal grandparents, Violet and Clifford Rehmel; maternal grandfather, James Richard Pickrell; step-father, Vernon Barnes; grandparents, Luther and Nelda Barnes; and aunt Denise Wenger.

She was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, a member of the American Legion and the Amvets.

Funeral services or Julie were held on November 1 at Fitzpatrick Funeral Home in West Terre Haute, with Pastor Gene Jeffers officiating. Julie’s remains were cremated and entombment of her ashes in the Veterans Columbarium at Roselawn Memorial Park and graveside military rites were provided on November 5.

Louise Vickers Bogle

Nov 15 2013

80 year old Louise Vickers Bogle died Thursday at Stones River Hospital. Born in Cannon County, she was a member of the Clear Fork United Methodist Church, and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Lee Neal, Chad Coppinger, and Tommy Davis, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delter Will Vickers and Louzetta Blair Vickers. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Robert Bogle of Woodbury. Children, Melinda and husband Roger Wilson of Sparta, Vicki and husband Joe Bryson, and Tammy and husband Lee Neal of Woodbury, and Teal and husband Mike Hatfield of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Billy Parsley, Betsy Hawkins, Will Cooper, Ben Bryson, and Cameron, Chantell, and Callie Neal. Siblings, Judy Coppinger of McMinnville, John and wife Linda Vickers of Centertown, Austin and wife Helen Vickers of Viola, and J.D. Vickers of McMinnville. Seven great grandchildren also survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James "Jim" Sexton

Nov 13 2013

75 year old James "Jim" Sexton of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the AmVets 101, the First Assembly of God, and a retired self employed auto body repairman. The funeral will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margie Sexton; two brothers, Arlie and Bill Sexton; and a sister, Fonda Ditton. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Kay Sexton and one son, Kamus and wife Cori Sexton all of Smithville. One daughter, Tania and husband Jeremy Buck of Murfreesboro. Four grandchildren, Blain and Ethan Sexton of Smithville and Jeren and Tayla Buck of Murfreesboro. Two brothers, Clarence and wife Martie Sexton and Kenneth Sexton of Indiana. Two sisters, Fay Moore of California and Mallie and husband Jimmy Woods of Indiana. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.

Orgie Lee Auberson

Nov 13 2013

89 year old Orgie Lee Auberson of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC. She was a factory worker at a shirt factory and a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Auberson was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Sara Stamps; two brothers, Stanley Stamps and Ridley Stamps; a sister, Ovie Auberson; and her husband, Carlie Auberson. Survivors include four sons, Doy and wife Marilyn Auberson of Oklahoma, Roy and wife Carol Auberson of Livingston, Keith and wife Judy Auberson of Livingston, and Roger and wife Fran Auberson of Hillham. One daughter, Shelia Mick of Smithville. Thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and a sister, Artie Mae Ledford of Livingston. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joyce Wilma Arnold

Nov 12 2013

72 year old Joyce Wilma Arnold of Tulsa, Oklahoma died Monday at her daughter's residence in Rock Island. She was a Lutheran and a waitress at Spudders in Oklahoma. A memorial service will be in St. Louis, Missouri at a later date. Arnold was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Ella Lichtenberg and brother, Ronald G. Lichtenberg. Survivors include four daughters, Debbie Hayes of Rock Island, Donna and husband Robin Lawson of Rock Island, Denise and husband George Noland of Claremore, Oklahoma, and Denell Hall of Claremore, Oklahoma. One son, Christopher and wife Cindy Tiepelman of Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Two brothers, William and wife Sharon Lichtenberg of St. Louis, Missouri and David and wife Carolyn Lichtenberg of St. Louis, Missouri. Nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and special friends, Ladawn and Steven Lawson. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please send memorials and condolences to: 2752 Corinth Church, Rock Island, TN. 38581

Donna Marie Cope

Nov 10 2013

82 year old Donna Marie Cope died Saturday at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. A Graveside service and burial will be at West Mound Cemetery in Taylor, Michigan on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Michael Hale officiating. She was born in Wheeling, West Virginia to parents Edward and Mary (Lichtenscheid) Seivertson. She had many talents and professions as a hairdresser, floral and cake decorator. She and her husband Samuel Weimer owned and operated W&W Garage, a well known repair, paint and body shop in the Davie, Florida area between the 1960's and 2001. Nights and weekends they were professional dance teachers in a building adjacent to the repair shop, eventually opening Sam & Donna's Stardust Ballroom, also in Davie. So respected and well known they were invited to be in a movie, in which the story line was dancing, with Richard Harris and Robert Duval. Cope is predeceased by her husband William E. Sanders Jr. and former husband Samuel C. Weimer. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Sue Gohs and her husband Richard of Jasper, Georgia. Sons: William E. Sanders III and his wife Daniela of Orlando, Florida; James E. Sanders of Columbus, Ohio. Grandchildren: Angela Close (Daryl), Jahnelle Sikes (Wiley), Jessica Sanders, Jaime Sanders and her fiance Carter Edwards, Christina Moshier, Elisha Sanders, Shayna Rabess (Jarome), Brandon Sanders, Jordan Sanders, Zack Sanders and Alex Sanders; 8 Great Grandchildren. Sisters: Charlotte Schultz of Troy, Michigan and Audrey Morrell of Temecula, California. A host of nephews, nieces and cousins. Devoted friend and caregiver Elaine Cowart. Thankful mention of the Nurses, CNA's and staff at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wanda Juanita Briggs

Nov 9 2013

Memorial services for Wanda Juanita Briggs, age 91, of Baxter will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, at the Church of Christ in Baxter.

Mrs. Briggs peacefully passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at her home of many years surrounded by loving family and friends during those last days. Mrs. Briggs was born to Norman and Vora Smith on July 2, 1922 at Silver Point. She was preceded in death by her husband Norman N. Briggs, daughter Betty Ann Briggs-Jones, brothers Norman Smith and Warren G. Smith, and sisters Lois Smith Anderson and Lucille Smith Whittaker Clark.

Wanda leaves behind a son Larry Briggs and wife Pat of Smithville, Grand Daughters Sherri Briggs of Baxter, Gina Lewis and husband Jimmy and Amy Hayes of Smithville Grandsons Bob Briggs of Crossville, Ryan and Taylor Jones of Nashville, and Elliott Cook of Smithville.

Great Grand Children Bobby Briggs and wife Julie of Cookeville, Ciara Miller of Crossville, Kayse and husband Ryan of Cookeville, Amanda Baily and husband John of Shelbyville, Caitlin Anderson, Chelsea Lewis, Brittney Cantrell, Jayme Lynn Hayes and Christian Cantrell of Smithville, Amanda Hargis and husband Brandon of San Diego,CA.
Great-Great Grand Children Evan, Kayleigh, Bayli, Graci, Hunter, Lillie ,Emmy, Duncan and Gretah, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

Wanda had a long career with Fleetguard where she was one of their first employees in 1966 and retired with the company . She was very active as a volunteer at the Fleetguard Credit Union which later became the Middle Tennessee Federal Credit Union

Mrs. Briggs had a wonderful volunteer spirit and worked to distribute and grade bible lesson from an International Bible study organization and regularly visited nursing homes and shut ins to sing and read the Bible. She was very active in the Church of Christ at Baxter since 1966.

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