Obituaries

Mildred Louise Reeder

Feb 20 2010

77 year old Mildred Louise Reeder of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a housewife and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Edward Reeder; children, Jerry Wayne, Billy Edward, and Judy Carol Reeder; and her parents, Lonnie Barton and Altie Green Hawkins. Survivors include children, Peggy George of Smithville, Lois and husband Duane Russell of Granite Falls, North Carolina, Doris and husband Jerry Henry, and Tommy and wife Barbara Reeder all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Jason George, Mary Beth Rogers, Ashley Nichole Rogers, Christopher Edward Russell, Joshua MacAllen Beckham, Todd Anthony Reeder, Christopher Lynn Reeder, Joel Dennis Henry, Nancy Michelle Swoap, Jeremy Allen Henry, Angela Neal, and Aryana Aracha. Eleven great grandchildren. One sister, Hazel Faye Hawkins of McMinnville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Gordon Lee Summers

Feb 18 2010

68 year old Gordon Lee Summers of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a foreman with the Corps of Engineers and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annell Summers; his father, John Lee Summers; and a brother, Albert Lee Summers. Survivors include his mother, Kenzada Summers. Three brothers, Bobby and his wife Sue Summers of Smithville, Roger Dale Summers of Smithville, and Allen Douglas and his wife Kathy Summers of Liberty. Two sisters, Linda Kay Bailiff of Smithville and Mary Jeanette Farris of Warren County. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Lynn Duke

Feb 18 2010

73 year old Doris Lynn Duke of Smithville died Wednesday at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. She was a homemaker and a Christian, having attended Faith Congregational Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Mike Satterfield will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, H.C. Duke; parents, Woodrow and Beulah Malone; daughter, Kathy Foster; brother, Ralph Malone; and grandson, Tracy Cassity. Survivors include three daughters, Teresa and husband Ronnie Turner of Liberty, Queta and husband Dale Seifker and Stephanie and husband Danny Austin all of Michigan. Grandchildren, Sherry, Danny Jr., Rocky, Tia, Ashleigh, Blake, Tayla, and Deidre. Seven great grandchildren. One brother, Woodrow Malone, Jr. of Watertown. One sister, Linda Saylors of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews. Special friend, her poodle for 13 years Sugar Duke. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eveleen Walls

Feb 17 2010

85 year old Eveleen Walls of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a retired machine operator and a member of Copeland Chapel Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Freddy Copeland will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lillie Wilhoite; her husband, Jvan Walls; along with six brothers and two sisters. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Don Poss of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Greg and Lisa Poss of Old Hickory and Jeff and Christine Poss of Nashville. Two great grandchildren, Libby and Abby Julian of Cookeville. One brother, Floyd Wilhoite of Alabama. Special nephew, John Richard Wilhoite of Alabama. Three sisters-in-law, Marie Walls, Betty Sandlin, and Earlene and husband Charles Olson all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Claude Randall, Jr.

Feb 17 2010

80 year old Claude Randall, Jr. of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired roofer. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Don Davidson will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Lela Randall and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lois Randall and a daughter, Debra Fuson both of Smithville. Three sisters, Lexie Hutchison, Lucille Alexander and Leda Benge and a brother, Johnnie Randall all of Kentucky. Three sisters-in-law, Jeanette Young, JoDean Redmon, and Nevelene Reeder all of Smithville. Two brothers-in-law, Mack Redmon of Murfreesboro and Nelson Redmon of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bill Tittsworth Davis

Feb 15 2010

83 year old Bill Tittsworth Davis of Michigan and a native of DeKalb County died Sunday at his residence. He was a retired mechanic and a U.S. Navy veteran. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and entombment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Cantrell Davis; his parents, Everett and Allie Tittsworth Davis; brothers, John Gray, Frank, Jack, and Bob Davis; sisters, Frances Chinn and Ethel Mae Davis; and a niece, Brenda Davis Hines. He is survived by brothers, Jim and wife Lois Davis and George and wife Lenora Davis all of Smithville. A sister-in-law, Marsceen Davis of Smithville. A nephew, Tony Davis of Smithville. Nieces, Donna and Evette both of Michigan. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Eugene Stanley

Feb 9 2010

51 year old Larry Eugene Stanley of Auburntown died Tuesday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was a Baptist and a factory worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Clayborn and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Odom Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Stanley of Auburntown. His mother, Hazel Stanley of Smithville. His father, Orgie Lee Stanley of Sparta. A brother, Donnie Stanley of Sparta. Sisters, Brenda and husband Jeff Taylor and Sandy Atnip all of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Shannon Doyle Cook

Feb 9 2010

42 year old Shannon Doyle Cook of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a Baptist, member of the Blue Springs Masonic Lodge #373 and the Putnam County Rescue Squad. He was a paramedic for 14 years, truck driver for two years, police officer, construction worker, and a fire fighter. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Glenn Burke and Rannie Phillips will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. A masonic service will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Nell Hobbs Judkins; his maternal grandfather, John C. Anderson, and his paternal grandparents, Clay and Callie Lee Cook. Survivors include his wife, Laura Cook of Smithville. Children, Jessica, Cassidy, Austin and Dustin Cook all of Smithville. Step-children, Kayla, Savanna, and Ashley Hershman all of Smithville. Parents, Eddie and Faye Cook of Smithville. A sister, Kristie and husband David Gipson of Murfreesboro. Aunts and uncles, Melissa and Danny Pirtle, Janie and Paul Armstrong, Rosie and Calvin Davis, Gene and Dean Cook, Ann Miller, Doug and Janie Cook, and Fay Gilreath all of Smithville, Debbie and Rannie Phillips of Woodbury, John and Barbara Anderson of Georgia, Jo Dean Dutton of Gassaway, Beatrice Laparoose and Wilma and Bob Mykleby all of Arizona, Jimmy Cook of Nashville, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Edward Jernigan

Feb 9 2010

Carl Edward Jernigan of 425 Nixon Way, Dowelltown, Tennessee died Monday, February 8th at Alive Hospice, Saint Thomas Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. He was retired from the United States Air Force, where he served 25 years, and from the State of Tennessee, where he served 13 years as the Business Administrator for Tennessee Preparatory School. He was a Gideon and a faithful member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. He will be best remembered for his compassion for others, his ability to overcome odds, his love for God, his family, and his country.

He was predeceased in death by his mother and father, Lavana Pogue (Green) Jernigan and Hugh Jernigan;brothers, Paul, Hall, and Ross Jernigan; sisters, Lector Warren and Dora Green Jones; and Kazuko Akao Jernigan, the mother of his children. He is survived by his wife, Sue N. Puckett-Jernigan, and family; Carol Jernigan Boehms and husband, David Boehms of Joelton, Tennessee, Leslie Boehms of Oak Park, Illinois; Katherine Jernigan Stroud and husband, Bob Stroud of Lebanon, Tennessee, Christina Gordon Brasher and husband, Freddy Brasher, of Lebanon, Tennessee, Jacob Balding and Kiley Brasher of Lebanon; Michael Jernigan and wife Lois Jernigan of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Adam Jernigan and wife, Rachel Jernigan of Lebanon, Ohio, Sara Jernigan of Beaver Creek, Ohio; Jason Puckett and wife, Terre Puckett of Smithville, Tennessee, Daniel Jason Puckett of Smithville, Tennessee; Shane Allen Miller and wife, Dana Cantrell Miller, of Smithville, Tennessee; Amy Marie Ashford of Jefferson City, Tennessee; See Wook Kim of South Korea; Koby Bullard, U.S. Navy and Keeli Bullard, Smithville, Tennessee; sisters: Kate Jernigan Jones of Winchester, Tennessee, Cora Green Newsome of Panama City, Florida, Mary Jernigan Inglis of Huntland, Tennessee, and Marie Jernigan Statham of Huntland, Tennessee; sisters-in-law, Stella Jernigan of Huntland, Tennessee, Ann Nixon Puckett and husband Richard Hearon Puckett of Dowelltown, Tennessee; nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Visitation with the family will be at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on Thursday, February 11th from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Additional visitation will be on Friday, February 12th at the Indian Creek Memorial Baptist Church, Hurricane Ridge Road, Smithville, Tennessee from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp, the Improvement Fund at Indian Creek Baptist Church, the Gideons, or Habitat for Humanity.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tommy Pugh

Feb 8 2010

51 year old Tommy Pugh of Gassaway died Sunday at his residence. He was disabled and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by two sons, Hunter Pugh and Benjamin Pugh of Gassaway. His parents, Jack D. and Ruth Pugh of Gassaway. Two sisters, Jackie and husband Tim Cantrell of Smithville and Lori and husband Chris Hall of North Carolina. Special friend, Martha Jane Partridge of Lebanon. Four nieces, Stephanie Kirby, Abby Cantrell, and Lydia and Alayna Hall. Two nephews, Caleb and Wesley Hall. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tommy Pugh Memorial Fund from the class of 1977 to help with the football fieldhouse at DCHS. Donations can be made at the funeral home.

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