Obituaries

Billy Edward Martin

Jan 1 2014

71 year old Billy Edward Martin of Smithville died Monday night at his residence. He was the son of the late John H. and Daisy Clayborn Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a Grandson, Daniel Martin. He was a retired steel worker and a Baptist. Survivors include wife of 52 years Gloria Jean Martin of Smithville; 3 children: Douglas L. Martin of Smithville, Donald Wayne Martin of Smithville and Lisa K. Martin of Phoenix, AZ.; 4 Grandchildren: Phillip, Cody, Martha and Laura; 3 Great Grandchildren: Cayden, Phillip Jr. and Aden; Brother: James Martin of Smithville; Sisters: Carolyn Sanders of Henderson, TX, Peggy Smith of Nashville and Ginger Steinbach of Smithville. Funeral Services will be Friday at 1:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Mike Clayborn officiating and burial in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Thursday 2:PM until 8:PM and Friday 9:AM until time of the service at 1:PM.

Diana Ortega Garcia

Dec 30 2013

27 year old Diana Ortega Garcia of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Euphema B. Dexter

Dec 30 2013

88 year old Euphema B. Dexter died Saturday Night at Kindred Healthcare in Algood. She was the daughter of the late Finious Elroy and Rosie Ellen Minno Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Rev. Clifton Jay Dexter; Son, Clifton Ray Dexter; 2 Grandchildren, Gary Ray Dexter and Delisa Dexter; 2 Great-Grandchildren. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gath Baptist Church. Survivors include Son, James K. (Wanda) Dexter of Cookeville; Daughter, Janie (Eddie) Bain of McMinnville; Sister, Rosalie Kelso of Murray, KY; 6 Grandchildren, 12 Great-Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral Services for Ms. Dexter will be Tuesday at 1:PM at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Nora Mae Pinegar

Dec 29 2013

94 year old Nora Mae Pinegar of Walling died Friday afternoon at her residence.

Ms. Pinegar was born in Monroe County, Kentucky to the late George Hale and Mary Cuningham Howard. She was a factory worker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three husbands William Franklin Golden, Billy Lackey and Ray Pinegar. Brothers and sisters who preceded her death were Elmo H. Howard, Minnie L. Happy, Willie Ed Howard, Alla H. Wilson, Anna L. Roberts, Mary Esther Howard and Mary G. Cooper.

She is survived by two daughters Norma and husband David Young of Walling, and Jean and husband Johnny King of Walling.

Two sons Willie Bethel and wife Linda Golden of Smithville and Billy and wife Carolyn Lackey of Smithville.

Two sisters: Doris J. Bushman Lake Village, Indiana and Edna T. Terry Shelby, Indiana.

10 Grand-children, 18 great grand- children and 10 great-great- grand- children

Special care giver Peggy Russell

The funeral service will be 1:00pm Monday at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta with burial in Old Philadelphia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home. Eric Burchfield will officiate.

Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Dr. Scott Wheeler

Dec 29 2013

42 year old Dr. Scott Wheeler of Smithville, owner and operator of Wheeler Veterinary Clinic, died Friday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and a member of the AVMA. The funeral will be Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Wheeler was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, T.C. Wheeler and Marie Fuson and maternal grandparents, J.P. and Elizabeth Sullivan. He is survived by his wife of fourteen years, Kim Wheeler; two children, Robert and David Wheeler all of Smithville; parents, Marvin and Leslie Wheeler of Auburntown and Linda and Jeff Cook of Smithville. One brother, Stacey Wheeler of Auburntown. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the Joe Black Effort, in lieu of flowers.

B.L. Raymond

Dec 29 2013

89 year old B.L. Raymond of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church for more than 60 years. He was a member of the Army 101st Airborne, 907 Glider Field Artillery Battalion, World World II Veteran, and he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was also owner of Raymond and Sons Nursery. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dwight Knowles and Garry McBride will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard Watson and Letha Cleo Young Raymond; a sister, Judy Raymond; and a daughter-in-law, Nell Raymond. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen West Raymond. One son, Earl Raymond of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Brian and wife Kristin Raymond of Lexington, Kentucky and Adam and wife Amy Raymond of Smithville. Seven great grandchildren, Thomas and Brianna Raymond of Kentucky, Aniston and Alexis Raymond, Anna Bullard, and Julia Little all of Smithville and Allison and Brent Collier of Cookeville. One great great grandchild, Sebastian Bullard of Smithville. A sister, Janie Love of Smithville. Special family members, Kristy, Ty, and Nate Wakefield and Ogden Melton. Sister-in-law, JoAnn and Clyde Smithson of McMinnville. Brother-in-law, Freddie Pirtle of Woodbury. A host of other family, church family, and neighbors also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joshua Tyler Davis

Dec 29 2013

25 year old Joshua Tyler Davis of Sparta (Johnson Chapel Community) died Saturday at Highland Medical Center in Sparta. He was a member of the Johnson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Elmore Judd and Tim Judd will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-8 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Davis was preceded in death by his brother, Scott Lee Davis; an uncle, Bobby Rice; and his paternal grandparents, Leonna and Norman Davis. Survivors include his parents, Jimmy "Hammer" and Connie Davis; maternal grandparents, Bob and Ruth Rice; four uncles, Jack and wife Mary Davis, Kenneth and wife Shawn Rice, Terry Rice, and Les and wife Regina Davis; and one aunt, Tootsie Taylor all of Sparta. Two nieces, Kylee Davis and Kyra Agee both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Dewayne Stoglin

Dec 27 2013
Michael Dewayne Stoglin

59 year old Michael Dewayne Stoglin of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. Michael was preceded in death by his Father, Kenneth Stoglin. He was a Freewill Baptist and a machine mechanic. Michael is survived by 3 Children; Mother, Bonnie Summers of Smithville; 3 Brothers, Johnny Stoglin of Smithville, Ronnie (Veronica) Stoglin of Chattanooga, Randy (Tammy) Summers of Smithville; Sister, Dianne (Dewayne) Allen of Cookeville; Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Saturday, December 28, 2013 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bros. Danny Bandy and Michael Hale officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in memory of Michael. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Norma Ruth Temple

Dec 23 2013

64 year old Norma Ruth Temple died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and a retired bank clerk. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 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 Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollo and Stella Noddin O'Neil. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Richard Temple of Smithville. Three children, Kelly and husband Mike Lawson of Murfreesboro, Cheryl Temple of Bloomfield, New Jersey and Raymond Temple of Antioch. Four grandchildren, Courtney, Morgan, Emily, and Michael Lawson all of Murfreesboro. Two sisters, Mavis and husband Mike Heinlien of El Dorado, California and Audrey and husband Harry Nunes of Walpole, Massachusetts. Four nieces and nephews, Yvonne and husband Ray Frederickson of New Hampshire, Kenny Nunes of North Carolina, and Blake and Bryce Heinlien of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Harrison Hamm

Dec 23 2013

61 year old James Harrison Hamm of Alexandria died Saturday at his residence. He was retired from Chrysler Corporation. He was the son of the late Russell and Roberta White Hamm, Sr. He is survived by 2 Brothers, Butch (Karen) Hamm of Gassaway and Daniel (Margo) Hamm of Delaware; Sister, Deborah Rathel of Delaware. Mr. Hamm's request was to be cremated and no services are to be held. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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