Dorothy C. Miller Young

Sep 21 2015

75 year old Dorothy C. Miller Young of Dowelltown died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She was a Baptist and a factory worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lena Ferrell Caldwell; two husbands, J.E. Miller and Jake Young; one son, Michael Young; one grandson, T.J. Young; eight brothers and sisters, Bruce, Raymond, Norman, Wade, and J.W. and Lonnie Caldwell, Nannie Mae Hale, and Lois Moon. She is survived by two children, Tim Young and Rena Young both of Dowelltown. Four grandchildren, Nelson Young, Ashley Young, and Jada Shinkle all of Dowelltown and Jerry Don Morgan of Watertown. Brother and sister, Zeb Caldwell and Flonnie Vanatta both of Smithville. Special friend, David Vanatta of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Patrick Ryan Allen

Sep 19 2015

Patrick Ryan Allen age 37 of Smithville passed away Friday September 18, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. Pat was born August 19, 1978 to his parents, the late David Anderson Allen and Lynn Fenimore Allen Smith. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Dave and Robert Allen, maternal grandmother, Patricia Fenimore and grandpa, Loyd Hale. He was a member of St. Gregory's Catholic Church and loved the Duke's of Hazzard. Survivors include his mother, Lynn Smith of Smithville; sister, Nanci (Eric) Drennan of Smithville; 3 brothers, Chris Allen (Resha Self) of Smithville, Mike (Janet) Allen of Smithville, Tommy Allen of Jacksonville, FL; sister-in-law, Suzanne Allen of Clermont, FL; maternal grandmother, Richard Fenimore of Smithville; special grandma, Josephine Hale of Smithville; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Catholic Funeral Mass will be held 2:PM Monday, Spetember 21, 2015 at St. Gregory's Catholic Church with Father David Cooney officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Sunday 2:PM until 8:PM and Monday 10Am until 1:30 at which time Pat's remains will be taken to St. Gregory's for the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Evie May Curtis

Sep 17 2015

Evie May Curtis age 74 of McMinnville passed away Tuesday evening, September 15, 2015 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was born January 5, 1941 to her parents, the late Woodrow Wilson and Mary Madgline Davenport Lawrence. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Curtis, Sr., granddaughter, Kimberly Curtis, grandson, Robby R. Curtis, sister, Daphne Cross and brother, Danny Lawrence. Ms. Evie was a homemaker and member of the Providence Baptist Church. She is survived by 3 sons, Bobby Curtis, Jr., Ronnie Curtis, Ricky (Jennifer) Curtis, Sr. all of McMinnville; 8 grandchildren, Bobby J. Curtis, III, Julie N. McCormack, Laura C. Curtis, Christina M. Curtis, Rachel D. Gay, Cory Curtis, Ricky L. Curtis, Jr. and Landy Curtis; 25 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers, Jimmy Lawrence of GA, Johnny Lawrence of Murfreesboro, Butch Lawrence and Verner Lawrence both FL; brother-in-law, Roger (Polly) Curtis in FL; sister-in-law, Betty (Kenny) Laboe of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Saturday, September 19, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Steven Brown officiating and burial to follow in Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 1:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements.

Ellen Taylor Hendrixson

Sep 16 2015

86 year old Ellen Taylor Hendrixson of Nashville and a native of Smithville died Tuesday at Lakeshore Heartland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and Carrie Taylor; husband William "Bill" Hendrixson; brothers, Grady Taylor and Ralph Taylor; and sisters, Irene Judkins and Virginia Hendrixson. She was a homemaker and member of the Faith Temple Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Terry Hendrixson of Franklin, Jerry and Dewayne Hendrixson both of Nashville. Thirteen grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Stanley, Margaret and husband Earl Vanatta, and Lena and husband Edward Maynard all of Dowelltown. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home at 2707 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel

Janet Kay Lattimore

Sep 14 2015

Janet Kay Lattimore age 63 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning, September 14, 2015 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born April 8, 1952 to her parents, the late Audie Lee and Willie Jean Vasser Bailey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Glenda Ford and Kathy White and special nephew, Jeff Ford. Ms. Lattimore was a factory worker and attended Faith Baptist Church. She is survived by 2 daughters, Rachel (Billy) Anderson of Sparta and Ashley (Jason) Satterfield of Smithville; 3 grandchildren, Haylee Mullican, Jordan Farley and Cloey Anderson; 4 sisters, Pat Ford, Faye (Tim) Martin, Nancy Bailey and Reba Scott all of Smithville; 1 brother, Roger Dale (Kathy) Bailey of Smithville; several nieces, nephews and friends also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike Satterfield and Bro. Al Mahan officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the funeral 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.

Inez Harvey Lawrence

Sep 13 2015

Inez Harvey Lawrence age 95 of Nashville, died Friday evening September 11, 2015 at St. Thomas Hospital in Midtown Nashville. Born December 21, 1919 she was the daughter of the late J.T. Harvey and Alma Ready Harvey. She was preceded in death her husband, Claude Wesley Lawrence; sisters, Mamie Johnson, Ida Rollins, Willie Johnson, Pauline Hayes, Nina Smith and Frances Saddler and brothers, Jack Harvey and Woodrow Harvey. Inez is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and their families. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 15 2015 at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Dr. Kay Hardin officiating. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be Monday Sept. 14, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. and prior to services on Tuesday. Interment will be at Jennings Cemetery in Statesville.

Peter Scott "Skeeter" Dale

Sep 8 2015

50 year old Peter Scott "Skeeter" Dale of Murfreesboro died Friday night at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Scott was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert and Pauline Dale. He grew up attending the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church and worked in Auto Detailing. He is survived by his father, Bobby Dale of Knoxville; mother, Mary Ellen Dale of Smithville; one son, Jonah Riley Dale of Murfreesboro; a sister, Patricia Collins of Texas; three brothers, Jamie Dale of Murfreesboro, David Dale of Smyrna, Josh Dale of Murfreesboro; aunt, Nell Beshearse of Smithville; cousin, Jim Beshearse of Smithville; special friends, Steven Estes and Mark Miller. Scott's remains were cremated and a memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, October 3 at the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Isaac Gray will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. This information provided by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Josie Pauline Hobbs

Sep 7 2015

73 year old Josie Pauline Hobbs of Liberty died Saturday September 5 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The family has chosen direct cremation but a memorial service will be held at graveside at Mt. Ararat Cemetery Saturday September 19 at 11:00am. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vander Anderson and Linnie Ferrell McMahan; a daughter, Judy Womack; and three brothers, Paul, J.W.. and Frankie Anderson. Survivors include her husband, John Hobbs of Liberty. Two sons, Jerry and Marinna Herman and Steven and Melissa Hobbs all of Liberty. One daughter, Vicky McMurdock of Manchester. Five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Wayne Bell

Sep 7 2015

63 year old Robert Wayne Bell of Alexandria died Sunday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was self employed in lawn care. A graveside service will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Salem Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Bell was preceded in death by his parents, William, Sr. and Betty Frances Waters Bell and a sister, Doris Mason. Survivors include a brother, William Bell, Jr. of Dowelltown. Three sisters, Joyce Smith of Goodlettsville, Sarah Frances Woods of Nashville and Susie Dean Bell of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that all donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.

Ova Opal Griffin

Sep 4 2015

Miss Ova Opal Griffin age 89 previously of McMinnville, TN, died Wednesday, September 02, 2015. She was born November 18, 1925, in DeKalb County, TN, worked in the computer department of Arnold Engineering Development Center and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Ms. Griffin was preceded in death by her parents Ira and Lola Blankenship Griffin, brother-in-law Sidney Fender, niece Pam Peters, and nephew Bill Peters.

Survivors include her sister Velma Griffin Fender of Americus, GA, cousins and special family members Joe (Trish) Wright, and Seth (Ashley) Wright.

Funeral service is 3 PM Sunday, September 06, 2015, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Wendell Judkins will officiate. Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 1 PM until 3 PM at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

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