Ms. Ruth White age 88 of Dowelltown passed away Saturday morning January 3, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born January 13, 1926 to the late Robert and Flora Robinson Thompson. She was a member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church, Smithville Order of the Eastern Star #374, D.A.R. Caney Fork Chapter, United States daughter of 1812 Upper Cumberland Chapter and U.D.C. Murfreesboro #91 she was a real granddaughter, served on DeKalb Co. Election Commission for many years and also past Director of DeKalb Co. Farm Bureau. In addition to her parents Ms. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband James H. White; Daughter: Patricia Ann White; Brother: Robert Michael Thompson. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Monday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. David Lunsford and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held Sunday from 1:PM until 6:PM and Monday from 10:AM until time of the service at 1:PM. Survivors include 2 Sons: Robert J. "Bobby" (Sarah) White of Alexandria, Stephen A. (Vicky) White of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren: Elizabeth (Bryan) Kleparek of Murfreesboro, James H. White of Dowelltown, Stephanie (Aaron) Lawrence of Murfreesboro, John R. White of Dowelltown, Daniel B. White and Jessica Averette of Murfreesboro; Great Grandchildren: Kyra Kleparek, Logan Lawrence, Keva Kleparek, Taylor White, Carly Lawrence, Lucas & Kirsten Averette; Adoptive Family: Rob & Nora Harvey, Donnie Elledge; Special Friends: Matilda Earl & Caeleb Grey, Oliver Gallet; Sister-in-law: Lorraine (Richard) Engel of Oak Ridge, TN.; Several nieces and nephews also survive. In lieu of flowers family asked that donations be made to Dowelltown United Methodist Church building fund or charity of your choice. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Chester Sanders age 64 of Smithville passed away Friday January 2, 2015 at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was born December 30, 1950 to the late Henry Sanders and Lavada Underwood Sanders Sauls. He was self-employed and a member of the People's Pentecostal Church. In addition to his parents Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by 1 Son: Kevin Sanders; 1 Daughter: Sandy Wheeler; 3 Brothers: Glenn, Johnny and Jackie Sanders. Funeral Services will be held 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Thomas Hewell and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 1:pm until 8:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of service at 2:PM. Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife Patricia Sanders of Smithville; Children: Tammy Chapman, Jeff Sanders and Vanessa Freeman all of Smithville; Grandchildren: Tiffany Gallegos, Brittany Wheeler, Megan Sanders, Kevin Lee Sanders, Angel Sanders, Trista Lopez, Kimberly Freeman, Michael Freeman, Chase Freeman, Jamison Ortiz and Haily Wheeler; Great Grandchildren: Christopher Gallegos, Jasmine Gallegos, Gabrielle Wheeler; Sisters: Janice Rowland and JoAnn Estes both of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
85 year old Annie Lucille Davenport of Liberty died Thursday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Dewey Dyer and Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Roy Mathis and Callie Evelyn Chumley and her husband, Carter Glen Davenport. Survivors include her children, Larry Glenn Davenport of Alexandria, Mickey Don and wife Jennifer Davenport of Alexandria, Hugh Dwain and wife Teri Davenport of Celina, and Leanne and husband Jimmy McGill of Knoxville. Grandchildren, Wesley and Jamie, Brian and Kirstin, JR and Samantha, Chris, Heather and Garrett, Timothy and Stephanie, Benjie and Krystal, Brad and Beth, Jennifer and Rodney, Matt and Brittany, Brandon and Kaniesha, Rachel, and Micah. Great grandchildren, Travis, Autumn, Alan, Jackson, Gabriel, Lane, Lydia, Isaiah, Anaiah, Elle, Nolan, Emmy, Rellan, Andrew, Mahala, Lorelai, and Lucas. A sister, Mainelle Derting. Sisters-in-law, Helen and husband Carlos Warden and Earlene and husband Garland Estes. A brother-in-law, Clarence and wife Jimmy Davenport. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
82 year old Julie Imogene "Jean" Crook of Alexandria died Wednesday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Peoples Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Michael Curtis, Jerry Young, and Curtis Young will officiate and burial will be in the Dismal cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Crook; a son, Roy Wayne Crook, a nephew Gary Curtis; and her parents, Shelton Lee Curtis and Martha "Mattie" Malone. She is survived by brothers and sister, Joe and wife Bertha Curtis of Florida, Nora and husband Joe Young of Alexandria, and Doyle and wife Margaret Curtis of Liberty. Special friends, Tony, Janet, Cody, and Dustin Griffith along with several nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
87 year old Betty Sue Herndon of Smithville passed away on Tuesday at NHC of Cool Springs in Franklin. She was a member of Smithville First Baptist Church and a homemaker . The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11am at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Bass will officiate and entombment will follow at the Mausoleums of DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday, 4-7pm & Thursday, 10-11am. She was a devoted Christian, wife & mother who loved to share her home with family & friends & a cup of coffee with her special friend Mrs. Betty Hale. Mrs. Herndon & her late husband were co-owners of the Farmers Supply Company and Center Hill Motel & Restaurant. She was actively involved in the decorating committee at First Baptist & enjoyed her volunteer service with the Recycled Teens & Treasures benefitting the Family Life Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Herndon; parents, Haskell Eugene & Loretta Ann Slatton Young; brothers, Morris & Eugene Young; sisters, Joy Marie Leighty & Joan Faye Fitts. Survivors include, her son, James C. & wife Fran Herndon of Smithville. Daughters, Linda & husband Steve Armistead of Mt. Juliet & LuAnne & husband Tim Smith of Franklin. Grandchildren, Stephanie & Michael McDonald of Monroe, NY, Chad & wife Cathryn Armistead of Mt. Juliet, James C. Herndon, III & wife Lynne of Kingsport, Tara & husband John Harper of Lebanon, Sara & husband Torrey Fulton of Mt. Juliet, Matthew & wife Jennifer Herndon of Smithville, Amanda & husband Scott Harrison of Franklin, Benjamin Smith of Nashville & Samuel Smith of Franklin. Great grandchildren, Morgan Capley, LJ & Malia Fisher, Jacob, Joshua & Isabella Armistead, Crokett, Holly, Cate & Andrew Herndon, Garrett & Grayson Fulton. Sister, Patricia Ann Sain of Hermitage. Many nieces, nephews & cousins. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church TV Ministry.
100 year old Nadine Allen Patterson died Tuesday at NHC of Smithville. She was a 40 year member of The Baptist Tabernacle and had worked at the Smithville shirt factory. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jack Patterson and Garry McBride will officiate and burial will be in the Jacobs Pillar Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-9 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fate and Winnie Allen; her husband, Olen Patterson; two children, Audrey Summers and Nell Cantrell; and three sisters, Eula Mai Ray, Eursula Walker, and Wilma Allen; and three brothers, Clyde, Eddison, and J.B. Allen. Survivors include four children, Billie Ann and Sam Odom, Grady Harold and Sue Patterson, Jack Ronald and Judy Patterson all of Smithville, and Judy Lane and Buddy Wade of Florida. Eighteen grandchildren, thirty three great grandchildren, and twenty four great great grandchildren. One brother, Floyd and Carrie Allen of Florida. One sister Betty Sue Allen Babapulle and Bill Gordon of Ohio and a son-in-law, Jack Cantrell of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Jacobs Pillar Cemetery.
81 year old Martha Louise Webb of DeKalb County died Tuesday at her residence. She was a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Haggard will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Lillie Roberts; three grandsons, Gabriel Craig, and Nicky and James Turner. One sister, Joycie Kirby; and a brother-in-law, Edward Kirby. She is survived by her husband, Clarence (Joe) Webb of Smithville. Four children, Bobby Scott of McMinnville, Kelvin and Treasa Turner of Kansas, Robbie and Albert Lynn of Viola, and Janice Strange of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Bobby W. and Lou Shawna Scott of McMinnville, Daniel and Lisa Hallon of Viola, Larkin Turner of Kansas, and Joshua Craig of Smithville. Seven great grandchildren, Tre'Chavn, Larkin, and A'Lannah Turner, Destin McCoy, Colt and Beretta Scott, and Ayala Craig. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
81 year old Doyce Gene Cantrell of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and retired from the DeKalb County Landfill. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, John Lee and Carrie Leona Young Cantrell; two children, Tammy Young and David Cantrell; four sisters, Nell Fly, Janice Martin, Nancy Humphreys, and Carmine Poss; and six brothers, Jay, Joe, Morgan, Thaniel, Jewel, and Prentice Cantrell. He is survived by two children, Michael Cantrell of New Mexico and Rosanna and Jim McCurry of Michigan. Seven grandchildren, Joshua and Sarah McCurry of Michigan, Jessica Jones of Murfreesboro, John Cantrell of Lebanon, Eric Hill of Woodbury, Tammy Lowhorn of Clarkrange, and Brent Arnold of Smithville. One great grandchild, Alice Studenka of Michigan. Two sisters, Joan Harelson of Lebanon and Hilda and Floyd Corley of Tullahoma. Four brothers, John and Nell Cantrell of McMinnville, Elmus and Gladys Cantrell, Lewis and Wanda Cantrell, and McClure and Pam Cantrell all of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Frances Cantrell of Gallatin and Wilma Cantrell of Smithville and two brothers-in-law, Joe Fly of Hendersonville and Jimmy Martin of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Leighanne Cripps age 37 of Smithville, passed away Sunday at her residence. She was born August 25, 1977 to her parents, Ernie Beasley and Remega Nelson. She was preceded in death by her sister, Michelle Beasley. She was a Methodist. Survivors include her husband, Greg Cripps of Smithville; 1 daughter, Madison Cripps of Smithville; mother, Remega (Kelly) Nelson of Chattanooga; father, Ernie (Peggy) Beasley of Baxter; Step-father, Nicky Reece of McMinnville; 2 brothers, Ethan Beasley of Baxter and Nick Reece of McMinnville; Grandparents, Lois (Ted) Rigsby of McMinnville; Mary Haferty of Ohio; mother-in-law, Linda (Nelson) Caldwell of Smithville; brothers-in-law, Jason Cripps and Tyler Caldwell both of Smithville; sister-in-law, Abbey Caldwell of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 10AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in memory of Leighanne. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old James Cordell Lawson of Smithville died Monday morning at his residence. He was a member of the West End Avenue Church of Christ, a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and he was retired from U.S. Air Lines. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jack Byers will officiate and burial will be in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas at a later time. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Lawson and parents, Elzie and Ora Johnson Lawson. Two sisters, Loreida Goss and Joellen Eperjesi and a brother, Roy Lawson. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Phillips Lawson of Smithville. Five daughters, Donna Lawson of Texas, Teresa and husband Paul Jones of Texas, Deborah and husband Lee Smith of Smithville, Vicky and husband Don Langston of Georgia, and Catherine McKeown of Murfreesboro. Three sons, Bill and wife Sharon Lawson of Texas, Lawrence Cantrell of Smithville, Edd and wife Roberta Cantrell of Pelham, and Jessie and Trey Andrews of Smithville. Fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. One sister, Gwen Bandy of Florida and one brother-in-law, Andy Eperjesi of Texas. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations please be made to the West End Avenue Church of Christ in care of Don Henry, 212 Forrest Drive, McMinnville, Tennessee 37110
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