Obituaries

Danny Wilson Jackson

Oct 28 2013

57 year old Danny Wilson Jackson of the Prosperity Community, died Monday morning at his residence. Born in Carthage, he was the son of the late Burse and Jimmie Lee Hall Jackson and was preceded in death by a brother, Timmy Jackson. Danny was a graduate of Gordonsville High School, a member of Prosperity Baptist Church and was employed at Five Star Vending Company. He is survived by his wife, Lynne Allen Jackson; son, Brian Jackson and wife, Teri of Watertown; daughter, Lori Smith and husband, Nick of Alexandria; grandchildren, Zoey Layhew, Waylan and Shiloh Jackson; brothers, Ronnie Jackson and wife, Roberta of Sykes and Jeffrey Jackson and wife, Denise of Hartsville; father and mother-in-law, Tom and Ladye Allen of Auburntown; brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Shirley Allen of Auburntown; nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Thurman Seber and Don Rigsby officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Burial will be at Prosperity Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Faye Bates Self

Oct 28 2013

65 year old Helen Faye Bates Self of Smithville died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was the daughter of the late Porter and Melissa Lamberson Bates. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Self; Grandchild, Christina Byford; Brother, Grady Dale Bates; and a step-daughter, Linda Farris. She was a Baptist and a Homemaker. Survivors include 1 Son, Jeff Byford and Tara Clemmons of Hartsville; Daughter, Doris Byford and Ricky Thomas of Smithville; Step-Daughter, Vicky Ramsey; Sister, Betty Jo Cantrell of Smithville; Brother, Kenneth Bates of Alexandria; 13 Grandchildren and 1 Great-Grandchild. The funeral service will be conducted 2: 00 P.M. Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Cannady Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gary Ralph Young

Oct 28 2013

73 year old Gary Ralph Young of McMinnville died Thursday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was born April 21, 1940, in DeKalb County, TN, was a retired machinist with Magnetek Century Electric, a U.S. Army veteran, and attended Cornerstone Baptist Church. Mr. Young was preceded in death by his parents Johnny Cephas and Stella C. Thweatt Young.

Survivors include his wife Nancy Louise Young, McMinnville, TN, sister Barbara Ann (David) Cantrell, Smithville, TN, and a brother Carl T. Young, McMinnville, TN. Nephews Mark Young, John Young, and Anthony (Lisa) Cantrell, great nephews and great-niece Matthew, Andrew, and Laura Cantrell, and brothers-in-law Roy (April) Johnson, Jr., Bruce Johnson, James (Marcie) Johnson, Robert (Debbie) Johnson. Numerous other nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

A memorial service will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 02, 2013, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Kevin Burden will officiate. Military grave rites will be administered by American Legion Post 173 and V.F.W. Post 5064 at the funeral home. Burial of the cremated remains will follow at Nashville National Cemetery. The Young Family will receive friends Saturday, November 02, 2013, from 11 A.M. until 1 P.M. in the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at Relay for Life.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Amy Miller

Oct 27 2013

31 year old Amy Miller of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was an accountant with Shiroki North America and a member of the Long Branch Community Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Miller and Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Josh Miller. Two daughters, Addison and Lilly Miller; parents, Renea and Jeff Cantrell; a brother, Tyler Cantrell and Caroline Carter; a sister, Taylor Cantrell and Dylan Freeny; and her father, Greg Napier all of Smithville. Her father and mother-in-law, Mark and Melinda Miller of Liberty. Grandparents, David and Ivadell Randolph, Don and Nelta Cantrell, and Donna Napier. Special friend, Holly Anderson of Smithville and several aunts, uncles, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Addison and Lilly Miller Scholarship fund, the Lighthouse Christian Camp, and Relay for Life.

Jeffrey Welch Miller

Oct 24 2013

Jeffrey Welch Miller, 22, of Forest, Va., died of brain cancer on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Jeff was the son of Teresa and Tripp Wray of Forest, and the late Tom Miller of Smithville, Tenn. and Gail Miller of Dowelltown, Tenn.
Along with his parents, Jeff is survived by his brother Douglas Dickerson of Forest, Va.; his sister Jessica Miller of Nashville, Tenn.; grandmother Pauline Welch of Stuart, Fla.; grandfather Charles Miller of Cookeville, Tenn.; stepsister January Agee of Liberty, Tenn.; stepbrothers Billy Zaderiko of Smithville, Tenn., and Jesse Zaderiko of Florida; and many more cherished family and friends.

Jeff was blessed with a poet’s creative mind and an athlete’s confident stride. Throughout his illness, as throughout his life, he touched us all with his strength, sensitivity, and wit. He will be deeply missed by us all.

A memorial celebration is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, at Salem Baptist Church in Liberty with a reception to follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centra Hospice, 2097 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg, Va. 24501.

This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Charles Earl West

Oct 23 2013

58 year old Charles Earl West of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He served in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne. West, a Baptist, was also disabled. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Owens and Jackie Pettrey will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. West was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Adell and Mattie Bell West; a brother, T.L. West; and a sister, Mary West Carpenter. Survivors include three children, Sarah and husband Billy Fuson, Ashley West, and Waylon West all of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Brooklyn and Aubree Fuson and Aiden West all of Smithville. Three brothers, Allen E. West of Angelton, Texas, David B. West of Eustis, Florida, and Donnie R. West of Auburntown. Two sisters, Martha Carter of Sorento, Florida and Tina Bergman of Deland, Florida. A host of nieces, nephews, and friends all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joshua Maston Owens

Oct 21 2013
Joshua Maston Owens

24 year old Joshua Maston Owens of Alexandria died Friday in a Rutherford County auto accident. He was a Comcast Cable Tech employee and a member of the Fort Apache Riders Club/Twisted Grip. Born in Ocala, Florida, he was affiliated with the New Vision Baptist Church and the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. The funeral will be Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until 5:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. The body will then be taken to the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria for the service at 6:00 p.m. Ben Simpson and Russell Vickers will officiate. Owens is survived by his wife, Kayla Owens. Parents, Robert Nassivera and Kerri Owens. Grandparents, Loretta and Steve Coleman, Mike G. Owens, Linda Williams, and Bill Williams. Mother-In-Law, Roxie Martin. Father-in-law, Charles Hubbard, Jr. Aunts and uncles, Sherri Owens, Mike Owens, Alisha Moore, Doug Owens, Tammy Evensen, Shelia Rowe, and Judy and Brad Askew. Step great grandmother, Ruth Grider. Great aunt, Luci and husband Pete McDonnell. Sister-in-law, Taylor Martin. Niece, Madison Askew. Cousins, Amanda, Chelsie Livsey, Ashley Owens, Chuck, Donny, Sami, Bridgette, Brandy, Tia, Gage, Eli, Kyle, Zowie, Alex, Emily, Hana, Tina, and many more cousins, family, and friends. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to Anderson Funeral Home to help the family with expenses.

Raymond Ferrell

Oct 21 2013

84 year old Raymond Ferrell of Spencer died Saturday at NHC of Sparta. He was a nurseryman and a member of the Sink Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dwight Rackley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Ferrell was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Vella Young Ferrell; seven brothers, Tom, Ben, Joe, Jimmy, Paul, Troy, and J.D. Ferrell; and a sister, Gladys Earls. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Goldie Ferrell of Spencer. Eleven children, Lawrence Ralph of Spencer, David Ferrell of McMinnville, Sue and Ron Dolberry of Smithville, Raymond Ferrell and Alberta Garrett of Rock Island, Ricky Ferrell and Connie Hollon of McMinnville, Virgil and Alvina Ferrell of Morrison, James and Susan Ferrell of Viola, Gary Ferrell and Renee Cummings of McMinnville, Gladys and Robert Johnson of Columbia, Melissa Key, and Nolan Foster of Rock Island, and Bradley Ferrell of Spencer. Thirty eight grandchildren, sixty eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; and one brother, Johnny Ferrell of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenny (Skinman) Stewart

Oct 17 2013

McMinnville native and resident, 54 year old Kenny (Skinman) Stewart died Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a sudden illness.

He attended The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Tennessee Tech University. He was past owner of Eastside Market and Tas-T-O Donuts, as well as a past driver with Averitt Express. He was a member of Charles Creek The Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father Paul Jennings Stewart, paternal grandparents Hobert and Pauline Stewart, and maternal grandparents Eston and Venie Cope.

Survivors include his beloved mother Inez Stewart, sisters Elaine (Bob) Alsup and Annette Stewart all of McMinnville, TN, brother Danny Paul (Lynette) Stewart of Chattanooga, TN, nieces Paula (Terry) Wanamaker, Alison Cummins, Jennifer (Justin) Boyd, Kirby (Wes) Williams, and Regan Stewart, a nephew Ramsey Stewart, great-nieces and nephews Salem & Carter J. Wanamaker, Arden & Channing Cummins, Mylie & Lilla Boyd, and Connor & Kate Williams, aunts and uncles Sid & Sophie Stewart and Mattie Sue Vaughn and many beloved cousins.

Funeral service will be 1 P.M. Saturday, October 19, 2013, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Nick Pelham and Elder Darrell Cantrell will officiate. Interment will follow at New Union Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Stewart Family will receive friends Friday from 5 P.M. until 9 P.M. and again Saturday from 10 A.M. until 1 P.M. at McMinnville Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Diabetes Association.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Norma Jean Crymes

Oct 17 2013

74 year old Norma Jean Crymes of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Pentecostal and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Rodger Thaxton will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. 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 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer T and Ura C. Wilson Keller and a brother, Homer Thomas Keller. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Roy Crymes of Smithville. Three children, Kathy Matthews of Goodlettsville, Billy Crymes of Smithville, and Penny Arnold of Dickson. Three grandchildren, Leslie Kopischke, Haven Matthews, and Peyton Arnold. Sisters, Barbara Williams of Madison, Margret Allen of Lyles, and Judy Hix of Hendersonville. A sister-in-law, Charlene Keller of Goodlettsville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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