Obituaries

Vincent Eugene Ferrari

Oct 26 2016

Vincent Eugene Ferrari, formerly of Michigan and California, age 87, passed away on October 1, 2016 at his daughter's residence in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

He was born in South Rockwood, Michigan on May 10, 1929. He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Eugene and Josephine (Frantz) Ferrari, sister Evelyn, brother Victor, and a son Brian Anthony.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Norene Lobdell Ferrari, daughters Sharon Ferrari Miller Walker of Smithville, Mary K. Ferrari of Fort Mohave, Arizona, and son, Matthew Ferrari of Wixom, Michigan. Survivors also include, sister Mary Ferrari of Oregon, brothers Leo (Pat) Ferrari and Alan Ferrari both of Michigan.

Mr. Ferrari leaves behind four granddaughters, Katherine Miller Arnold Cantrell (Todd) of Franklin, TN, Sheri (Dave) Collins of Wolverine Lake, Michigan, Valerie (Reverend Wade) Lewis of Glasgow, Kentucky and Kristy (Martin) Wilmath of Nashville, Michigan, six great-grandchildren, Jackson, Parker and Simon Lewis, Cody and Meghan Wilmath, and Lydia Arnold (Justin) Saunders and one great-great grandson Bentlee Dean Saunders. Also surviving are several nieces and their families.

Mr. Ferrari was a Catholic and a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Ferrari worked for the Wayne County Road Commission for 27 years starting as a laborer and retiring as an Assistant Superintendent of the Bridges and Roads division, and was instrumental in the construction of all bridges and roads in Wayne County, Michigan.

After retirement, Mr. Ferrari enjoyed his hobbies of wood working, cabinet and furniture making, and inventing.

A Life Celebration service will be held at a future date.

Provided as a courtesy by Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, Smithville.

David R. Turner "PayDay"

Oct 25 2016

48 year old David R. Turner "PayDay" of the Pea Ridge Community died Tuesday at his residence. He was a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Glenn Chapman will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Ararat Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Donald Murphy and Cleta Jo Horn; and a brother, Darrell Wayne Murphy. Survivors include a son, Joshua Johnson and fiancé Whitney Murphy of Woodbury. One grandson, Landon Johnson of Woodbury. Three sisters, Diane and Richard Ervin of Smithville, JoAnn and Teddy Johnson of Woodbury, and Darlene Jackson of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to help with funeral expenses.

Brenda Kaye Lattimore

Oct 22 2016
Brenda Kaye Lattimore

Brenda Kaye Lattimore age 61 of Smithville, passed away Friday morning, October 21, 2016 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. She was born July 12, 1955 to her parents, the late Aubrey and Mammie Redmon Driver. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 grandson, Paisley Montgomery and 1 brother, Aubrey Driver. Brenda was a Methodist and worked at Kingston Timers for 30 years. Survivors include 2 sons, Glen (Ashley) Lattimore and Jody (Brittany) Lattimore both of Smithville; 2 grandchildren, Jackson and Kalynn; special friend, Rick Lattimore of Smithville; 1 brother, Joe (Sue) Driver of Smithville; special friends, Joan Hamilton and Susie Driver; 2 nephews, 1 great-niece and 2 great-great nieces and several cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, October 24, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 1:PM until 8:PM and Monday 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.

Mainell B. Warfel

Oct 22 2016

Mainell B. Warfel age 84 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning, October 20, 2016 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. She was born May 23, 1932 to her parents, the late Joe and Betty Mitchell Elledge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon O. Warfel; son, Randy Brown; step-daughter, Rebecca Brown; 1 brother, Joe Elledge and 1 sister, Chase Davis. Ms. Mainell was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include 2 step-children, Marie (Tommy) Davis of Mt. Juliet and Gordon W. (Linda) Warfel of Charleston, IL; 6 grandchildren, Chandler Schwede, Kent Cast, Nathan Davis, Layne Warfel, Kimberly Warfel and Randy Warfel. Graveside services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Salem Cemetery with Bro. Rick Roberts officiating. There will no visitation or services held at the funeral home family and friends will meet at Salem Cemetery. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Donald Puckett

Oct 20 2016
James Donald Puckett

84 year old James Donald Puckett of Smyrna died Wednesday at his residence in Smyrna. He was a member of the Stones River Baptist Church and he was retired from Avco Aircraft Assembly. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Herbert and Myrtle Arena Foutch Puckett; a daughter Tammy Garner; and a sister, Nina Rose Bain. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Carol Puckett of Smyrna. Three daughters, Cheryl and Steve Addington of Walter Hill, Aleisha and Chad Burchett of Smithville, and Scarlet Adcock of Smyrna. One brother, W.J. Puckett of Coopertown. One sister, Motie Shadowens of Charlotte. Seven grandchildren, Chris and Kelly Close of Lascassas, Shayne and Kevin Pitts of Knoxville, Callie Garner and Jenna Garner of Murfreesboro, Brandon Adcock of Smyrna, and Olivia Fuson and Skylar Fuson of Smithville. Five great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to Stones River Baptist Church and the Alzheimer's Associatio.

Barbara Joan Taylor Fuson

Oct 19 2016
Barbara Joan Taylor Fuson

Barbara Joan Taylor Fuson age 75 of Nashville and DeKalb County native, passed away Tuesday night, October 18, 2016 at St. Thomas Hospital Midtown. She was born December 25, 1940 to her parents, the late Martin and Novie Yates Taylor. In addition to parents, she was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Jo Parton, Carnell Keith, Elizabeth Young, and Patty Trusty; 3 brothers, Albert Taylor, Solon Taylor and James Taylor. Barbara was a Baptist and a retired County Clerk with Metro Nashville Government with 25 years of service. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James C. Fuson of Nashville; 2 children, Michael (Dawn) Fuson of Madison and Lisa (David) Jones of Cottontown; 4 grandchildren, Kevin (Devon) Southgate, Justin Fuson, Courtney Fuson and Lacy Jones; 2 great-grandchildren, Carolina Wright and Jaxton Southgate; 1 brother, Doyle Taylor of Smithville; 2 brothers-in-law, Frank Parton and Wayne (Peggy) Fuson both of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Friday, October 21, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale and interment will follow in Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 1:PM until 8:PM and Friday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 3:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Darleen Marie Jose

Oct 19 2016
Darleen Marie Jose

Darleen Marie Jose age 68 of Smithville and a native of Michigan passed away Tuesday morning, October 18, 2016 at her residence in the Keltonburg Community. She was born September 2, 1948 to her parents, the late Julius and Helen DeNeve Verhoy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Frank, Tommy, Ritchie and Donny Verhoy. Darleen was a Catholic, worked in window assembly and was a beautician. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, David Jose of Smithville; 4 children, Deborah Jorgensen of Smithville, Donna Dyment, David Jose, Jr., and Danielle Tamachaski all of Michigan; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters and 1 sister, Suzan Jacobs of Michigan. Her family has honored her request to be cremated and a Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM Friday, October 21, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 1:PM until the time of the services at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Keltonburg Cemetery Fund in memory of Darleen. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry D. Parsley

Oct 19 2016
Larry D. Parsley

Larry D. Parsley age 68 of Knoxville went to be with his heavenly father on October 16, 2016. Larry was a member of Sixth Avenue Church of God. He is preceded in death by his parents Chester and Grace Cubbins Parsley and grandson Ethan Parsley age 12.

Survivors include wife Judy of 48 years, son Stephen(Gina) daughter Heather(Brian) grandson Logan Parsley age 11 and many cousins, nieces and nephews whom he loved.

Mr. Parsley joined the United States Air Force in 1969 and was honorably discharged in 1973. He then was hired with the Tennessee Department of Safety and worked until he retired as a Lt. in 2005. He had the honor of being part of the University of Tennessee Football Team as their security officer. He served one season with Coach Johnny Majors and multiple seasons with Coach Phillip Fulmer until his retirement in 2005. Mr. Parsley was also a residential builder in Knoxville for 30 years.

Mr. Parsley's wife and children are honoring his request for cremation. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to The Ethan Parsley Foundation. P. O. Box 30502, Knoxville TN. 37930.

A memorial service will be held October 29, 2016 at Clicks Farragut Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from 10-1 pm with the service following. Dr. Don Long will be officiating.

Local Family and Friends of Larry Dale "Byrd" Parsley will have a Celebration of Life Service Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church, Life Enrichment Center with Bro. Donald Owens officiating.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rev. French M. Gothard

Oct 18 2016
Rev. French M. Gothard

Rev. French M. Gothard, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

He was born in Akron, OH on January 24, 1930, and was the only son of the late John and Mary Gothard. He was an incredible brother to his sisters, Frances (Ivan) Reiff, the late Evelyn Newberry and the late Sheila Craig.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Ruth Hill Gothard; sons, David (Kathy) Gothard, Tim (Sandy) Gothard and Tom (Romelyn) Gothard; daughters, Lenna Gothard (Bill) Allen and Mary Gothard (Gene) Wood; sister, Frances (Ivan) Reiff; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Rev. French received a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University, a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Ministry degree from Andover Newton Theological School. Rev. French was an Elder in the United Methodist Church, and in 1959 he retired from the Tennessee Conference of UMC.

He proudly entered the United States Navy in 1948, where he retired as a Commander after 29 years. During his time in the U.S. Navy, he was an enlisted Boiler Tender on board a "baby flattop" carrier and LST during the Korean Conflict. He further served as a Navy Chaplain with the Seabees in Vietnam, onboard ships, Naval Air Stations, at Naval hospitals, with the U.S. Marines in Okinawa, at NAS Cubi Point, and in the Philippine Islands.

In 1950 Rev. French married the love of his life; Ruth, in Ringgold, GA. He was a loving and caring father to their five children, and later to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. While he traveled to almost every state and many locations worldwide during his lifetime, he loved the trips out west with Ruth to prospect for gemstones the most. He was a highly talented and accomplished craftsman in fine woodworking, an expert in rock hounding and lapidary, and he taught classes at the Donelson Senior Center.

A Life Celebration service will be held 11:30 AM Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Pennington United Methodist Church, 2745 Pennington Bend Road with Rev. Bud Alexander officiating.

Family and friends are invited to share memories at the church from 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, and also one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

Interment with Full Military Honors will follow at Middle TN State Veterans Cemetery.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, please make donations to Pennington United Methodist Church.

Cremation and Funeral Services of Nashville were in charge of the services.

Kenneth D. Pedigo

Oct 16 2016
Kenneth D. Pedigo

Mr. Kenneth D. Pedigo age 86 of McMinnville, TN, died Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He was born July 07, 1930, in Spencer, TN and was the 8th child to the late William Dexter Pedigo, Sr. who died in 1932 and Nettie Smith Pedigo who died in 1978. Kenneth served in the National Guard, owned and operated Pedigo Development, and was a member of the Church of Christ at Central. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Verna Dean Barnes Pedigo, sisters Hallie Brown and Evelyn Crouse, brothers Eugene Pedigo, Leonard Pedigo, Frank Pedigo, and William Dexter Pedigo, Jr., and son-in-law Johnny Thomas Taylor, Jr.

Survivors include his wife Myrna Pedigo, children Sylvia Rubley, Angelia Pedigo, and Lydia Taylor, step-children Gwen (Keith) Chisam, Tony (Tish) Lockhart, and Sherry (Duane) Hickey, brother Thomas Pedigo, sister-in-law Mary Gulley Pedigo, grandchildren Aaron Rubley, Seth (Angela) Rubley, and Terrence Crim, step-grandchildren Jeremy (Nicole) Chisam and Jeff (Courtney) Chisam, great-grandchildren Troy Rubley and Rayder Crim, step-great-grandchildren Anaston Chisam, Brayden Chisam, Brynlee Chisam, and Brody Chisam, special friend Deb Rigsby, and several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.

Graveside service will be 2:30 PM Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Salem Cemetery. Carl D. Bouldin will officiate. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 PM until 2 PM at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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