Obituaries

Ann Barnes

Oct 6 2015

Ms. Ann Barnes age 70 of Smithville passed away Monday evening, October 5, 2015 at Sarah Cannon Center at Centennial Hospital in Nashville. She was born April 19, 1945 to her parents, the late Fate and Ruthene Redmon Cantrell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Barnes. Ann was a faithful member of the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church and retired from A.O. Smith. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, David and Suzette Barnes of Smithville; 2 grandchildren, Ashley and Kade Barnes both of Smithville; 4 sisters, Brenda (John) Clark of Rock Island, Thelma Irby of Smithville, Hellon Emberton of Smithville, Linda (Chuck) Mosely of Smithville; 1 sister-in-law, Anna Ruth Barnes of McMinnville; nieces, Carolyn (Billy Ross) Rankhorn of McMinnville, Tammy Palmer, Tina King, Tisha Emberton; a nephew, Jason Mosely; and an uncle, Leonard Redmon of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 4:PM Thursday, October 8, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Frank Randolph, Dwight Knowles and Garry McBride officiating and burial will follow in Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday 5:PM until 9:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 4:PM. In lieu of flowers, Ms. Ann's request was that donations be given in her memory to Mt. Hope The Baptist Church. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Loretta Hall

Oct 6 2015

Mary Loretta Hall age 89 of Smithville and a former resident of Cartersville, GA, passed away Sunday night October 4, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born November 17, 1925 to her parents, the late Henry and Viola Ziggler Bluntschly. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 sister, Treva Spencer and 5 brothers, Jerry, Merle, Conrad, Corbit and Harvey Bluntschly. Ms. Loretta was a Baptist and a homemaker. Survivors include 1 son, Don (Emma) Hall of Crossville; 1 daughter, Donna Hall of Canada; 5 grandchildren, Rena Tackett, Charliena Diego, Lisa (Scott) Gayton, Jeremy (Ashley) Boisvert, Gacquie (Jesse); 6 great-grandchildren, Samantha (Chris) Howard, Michael Gayton, Derian Tackett, Donald Diego, Clinton Diego and Courtney Diego; 1 great-great-granddaughter, Azlee Howard; 2 sisters, Opal Chambers of Midland, MI and Shirley Pleasner of Bay City, MI. Graveside services and interment will be 1:PM EST Thursday at the Sunset Memory Gardens in Cartersville, GA. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 1:PM until 3:PM at the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Frankie Jo Evans

Oct 5 2015

Ms. Frankie Jo Evans age 88 of Smithville passed away Sunday afternoon, October 4, 2015 at her residence. She was born June 10, 1927 to her parents, the late Herman and Mary Frances Hibdon Stewart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Evans; 1 son, Gary Evans; grandchildren, Eddie Evans, Jr.; 2 great-grandchildren, Trinity Summers and James Goff; 3 brothers, Edward Stewart, Billy Stewart, James Stewart; 2 sisters, Ora Gay and Roberta Webb. Ms. Frankie was a member of the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include 7 children, Larry (Janie) Evans of Smithville, Danny (Diane) Evans of Woodbury, Ronnie (Carolyn) Evans of Smithville, Eddie (Julie) Evans of Rockwood, Jim Evans of Smithville, Frank (Darlene) Evans of Smithville, Wanda (Roger) Bradford of Smithville; 15 grandchildren, Brad (Ronica) Evans, Garry Evans, Kerri (Steven) Gunter, Nathan (Ally) Evans, Johnny (Ashley) Evans, Rhonda (Jerry) Goff, Jo (T.J.) Summers, Elizabeth (Thomas) Alvis, Steven (Rachel) Evans, James Evans, Mary (Andy) Gibson, Cain Evans, Sarah Evans, John Bradford, David Bradford; 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Reba Stewart of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Ricky Arnold and James Evans officiating and burial to follow at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Wednesday 9AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Juanita Fannie Ruth Martin

Oct 2 2015

Funeral services for Mrs. Juanita Fannie Ruth Martin, age 85, of Cassville, will be Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Nash Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Sunday from noon until time of the service.

Juanita passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Saint Thomas Rutherford Medical Center in Murfreesboro. Mrs. Miller was born June 2, 1930 in Putnam County TN to the late Charlie Nash and Dollie Allison Nash. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked for years at Wilson Sporting Goods. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Plain View Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include three children; Ricky Don Martin (wife Lisa) of Murfreesboro, Linda Harville (husband Jimmy of Lebanon, and Brenda Walters (husband Elton) of Sparta. Juanita is also survived by a brother; Donnell Nash, nine grandchildren; Rhonda Young, Lora Jared, Jody Dailey, Jimbo Dailey, Gail Fish, Jennifer Penley, Jonathan Martin, Curtis Langenback, & Felicia Walters, as well as fourteen great-grandchildren, Luke, Isaac & Edward Haney, Jordan Allen, Brittany Dailey, Anthony & Isha Fish, Haley Martin, Gracey & Jacob Penley, Amber Shelley, Shawna Cooper, Nancy Doyle, & Nevaeh Dailey, as well as two great-great grandchildren, Caitlyn Fish & Michale Hyre. Juanita is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a special friend and caregiver, Barbara

In addition to her parents, Juanita was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert O. Martin, her second husband, James Miller, one daughter; Carolyn Sue Harville, and infant son; Earl Wayne Martin, a great-great-granddaughter, Breeze Dailey, one sister; Geneva Elrod, and one brother; Doyle Nash and infant siblings Anna Ruth and Kenneth Nash.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Bro. Roger Cooper and Bro. Josh Myers will be conducting the services.

Rickey Lane Herndon

Sep 28 2015

Rickey Lane Herndon age 58 of Smithville, passed away Sunday afternoon September 27, 2015 at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born June 18, 1957 to his parents, the late Millow and Vade Pauline Carter Herndon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Charles Wayne Herndon and maternal grandparents, Henry and Ella May Carter. He was a Pentecostal and a construction worker. Survivors include 1 sister-in-law, Brenda Herndon of Smithville; 1 nephew, Brandon Herndon of Smithville; 5 nieces, Tarron (Robert) Carter of Smithville; Vicky Cobble of McMinnville; Penny (Luther) Murphy of Smithville, Sonya Cantrell and Pamela Curtis both of McMinnville; 14 great-nieces and nephews, Zeel Carter, Nicole Godsy, Patrick Murphy, Justin Murphy, Sr., Zack Murphy, Justin Murphy, Jr., Dustin Herndon, Clint Cantrell, Stephanie Burgess, Jennifer (Garth) Coffee, Serenity Burgess, Owen Coffee, Logan Coffee and Eowyn Coffee. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike Carpenter officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Herman P. Mangum

Sep 28 2015

85 year old Herman P. Mangum of Michigan died Monday, September 21 in Michigan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Visitation with the family will be Monday, September 28 from 3-7 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marilyn. Daughter, Cheryl Mangum. Sons, Herman "Bill" Mangum, John and wife Linda Mangum, and Matthew Mangum. Nine grandchildren. Sister, Dora and husband Joe Hutchings. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Stewart David Thatcher

Sep 28 2015

50 year old Stewart David Thatcher of the Holmes Creek Community of Smithville died Sunday night at his residence. He was a self-employed mechanic and a Christian. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9- 11 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Cleda Bailey Thatcher; a brother, Stacey Thatcher; and two sisters, Sandra "Sami" Sturges and Shelly Thatcher. Survivors include two sisters, Sharon and Danny Brewer of Woodbury and Sonya Jones of Smithville. Six nieces, Lisa Roberson of Woodbury, Lori Pittman and Leslie Howard of Murfreesboro, Krystal Patterson of Smithville, and Amy Brewer and Elizabeth Sturges of Murfreesboro. Two nephews, Joey Sturges and Justin Jones of Murfreesboro. Six great nieces and five great nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ocia Marie "Tincy" Arnold

Sep 28 2015

81 year old Ocia Marie "Tincy" Arnold of Dowelltown died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dillard Johnson and Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Arnold was preceded in death by her husband, Vestrell Arnold; parents, Eligah and Lera Culwell; son, Jeffery Scott Arnold; two brothers, Fermon Culwell and Boyd Lidge Culwell; and two sisters, Sarah Frances Hullett and Evie Mai Colwell. Survivors include five children, Peggy Merriman of Dowelltown, Ronnie and wife Patricia Arnold of Smithville, David "Cotton" and wife Priscilla Bain of Smithville, Larry Bain, Sr. of Smithville, and Jerry M. Bain of Temperance Hall. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren. A brother, Floyd Culwell of Smithville. A sister, Wanda Cantrell of Dowelltown and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John Donnell Allen

Sep 25 2015

78 year old John Donnell Allen of Smithville died Tuesday. He was a 1955 graduate of Hillsboro High School, was a retired Metro School Bus Driver, and a Barber. He was preceded in death by a son, James D. "Jimmy" Allen; great grandson, Lucas Potts; parents, John W. Allen and Estelle Allen; sister, Thelma Jones; and a brother, Charles D. Allen. He is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline D. Allen and Robert Wolfenbarger; sons, Johnny D. Allen and Jeffrey D. and Debbie Allen; and their mother, Jo Ann; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren; sisters, Wilda Luttrell and brother-in-law, Dub Littrell. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road, Nashville by Dan Gulley. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 2 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Loretta Arlene Brown

Sep 23 2015

74 year old Loretta Arlene Brown of Smithville died Wednesday at Upper Cumberland Hospice House of Cookeville. She was a Baptist and formerly worked at Federal Mogul. The funeral will be Saturday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Estell Bilbrey will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at noon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Brown; parents, Oscar and Willie Bell Johnson Shoemake; a son, Oscar Thomas Bowman; a brother, Bill Shoemake; and a sister, Patsy Carter. Survivors include two sons, Ricky and wife Judy Bowman of Gordonsville and Darrell Brown of Smithville. One daughter, Pamela Whitehead of Sparta. Four brothers, Lonnie Oscar and wife Janie Shoemake of Baxter, Willis Glenn Sandra Shoemake of Sparta, Ronnie and wife Ann Shoemake of Cookeville and Dallas and wife Virginia Shoemake of Chestnut Mound. One sister, Bonnie Smith of Cookeville. Nine grandchildren. Eight great grandchildren and the entire Brown family (children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren). Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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