Obituaries

Steve White

Jan 2 2014
Steve White

52 year old Steve White of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church, a Rural Route Carrier, and he had served as an Alderman for the City of Smithville for twelve years. He was also a member of the TN Downtowns Committee. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. White was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Bobby and Barbara Colvert; a nephew, Bryan White; and sister-in-law, Kathy White. Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Lou Ann Colvert White of Smithville. Three daughters, Camry and husband Josh Kerley of Smithville and Carlee White and Chloe White both of Smithville. Parents, W.J. "Dub" and Treva White. Four brothers, Mark and wife Virginia White of Gallatin, Thomas and wife Tammy White, David White, and Paul White all of Smithville. Brother-in-law, John Baker and wife Karen Colvert of Murfreesboro. Nine nieces and nephews, Lacey Duke, Lindsey Holmes, Sara Spall, Nathaniel White, Emily Linder, Michael Paul White, Kelly Wiley, Baker Colvert, and Grant Colvert, Special great nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, you may make donations to a scholarship fund for Camry, Carlee, and Chloe.

Darlene Ruth Smith

Jan 2 2014

79 year old Darlene Ruth Smith of Sparta died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Lutheran and a homemaker. The family has chosen cremation. She was preceded in death by her parents, August Charles and Charlotte McDonald and a son, Jon S. Smith. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, John S. Smith. Two daughters, Kelly Spencer of Goodlettsville and Megan Dougherty of Severna Park, Maryland. Five grandchildren, Erin Morris, Nicholas Smith, Mason Smith, Harper Dougherty, and Devin Dougherty. One great grandchild, Sophie Morris. One brother, Merle McDonald of Jacksonville, Florida and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Truman Campbell

Jan 2 2014

87 year old Truman Campbell of Liberty died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. 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 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Odus Gilmore and Nonnie Hayes Campbell and a son, Odus Clyde Campbell. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Fannie Bell Pitts Campbell of Liberty. Three daughters, Joan and husband J.C. Hughes of Auburntown, Joyce and husband Bobby Hendrixson of McMinnville, and Brenda and husband Rick Cantrell of Smithville. Two sons, Raymond and wife Debbie Campbell of Brush Creek and Rex Campbell of Auburntown. Fourteen grandchildren, Cindy and Sam Garrison and Cody and Kayla Hughes all of Auburntown, Jennifer and Jason Brown of Woodbury, Travis Hendrixson and Christopher Fletcher both of Smyrna, Cayla and Chelsey Cantrell, Carrie Hale, and Nelson Hendrixson all of Smithville, Jayne Hendrixson of Sparta, Shane and Rochelle Campbell, Kelli and Kerry Lollar, and Derrick and Amy Campbell all of Brush Creek, and Bryan and Shelley Campbell of Alexandria. Eighteen great grandchildren. One brother, Jack and wife Ann Campbell of Liberty. One sister, Mary and husband Jimmy Clark of Alexandria. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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