Obituaries

Chester Rick Estes

Jun 10 2008

65 year old Chester Rick Estes of Smithville died Tuesday at Alive Hospice at Saint Thomas Hospital. He was a retired nurseryman and a Pentecostal. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Glenn Chapman and Robert Presley will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Les and Eula Mae Thomas Estes; his wife, Henrietta Estes; two sons, Stevie Joe and Ronald Estes; three brothers, George, Alfred, and Harold Estes; and two sisters, Dorothy Underwood and Annie Bell Estes. Survivors include one son, James and his wife Joann Estes; his Fiance, Darlene Summers; two sons, Timmy and his wife Dorothy Summers and Jimmy Summers; and one daughter, Patty and her husband Ricky Warner all of Smithville. Daughter-in-law, Shelia Estes. Fourteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and two sisters, Ruth Martin and Forrest Byrd of Smithville and Frances and Jerry Underwood of Woodbury. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Robbie Nell Tramel

Jun 9 2008

82 year old Robbie Nell Tramel of the Snow Hill Community died Sunday at her residence. She was a Baptist and a retired employee of the Valdor Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tommy Taylor will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Floyd and Mary Elizabeth Taylor Hale; her husband, George Washington Tramel; and two brothers, Floyd Hale, Jr. and Robert T. Hale. Survivors include two daughters, Georgia and her husband Michael Young and Martha and her husband Tim Cantrell all of Dowelltown. One grandson, Nelson Young of Dowelltown. Three granddaughters, Latonya and Dylan Kleparek of Smithville, Dana Cantrell and Ashley Young both of Dowelltown. Four great grandchildren, Cody Allen Goff of Dowelltown, Jasper David Kleparek, Jacklyn Rose and Jaxon Paul all of Smithville. Two sisters, Doris and her husband Elmus Johnson and Betty Jo and her husband Aubrey Wright all of Smithville. One brother, Roy and his wife Joyce Hale of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virgin George Harrell

Jun 5 2008

85 year old Virgin George Harrell of Smithville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center. Harrell was a retired nurse and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. Mrs. Harrell was preceded in death by parents, James and Lilly Hibdon George and her husband, Tommy Harrell. Survivors include a son, Thomas G. and his wife Emily Harrell of Alabama. Three grandchildren, Rachel Oglesby of Maryland, Catherine Harrell of North Carolina, and Travis Harrell of Alabama. Nephews, Carl George of Nashville and Kenneth George of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Frances Kalish

Jun 5 2008

66 year old Shirley Frances Kalish of Smithville died Wednesday night at Alive Hospice at Skyline Madison Campus in Madison, Tennessee. She was a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bedford and Lois Olena Campbell Ashford and a brother, Jim Ashford. Survivors include her husband, Robert Kalish of Smithville. Two sons, Robert and his wife Ashlie Hutchins of McMinnville and Jacky Hutchins of Alabama. Eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A sister, Jean Warren of Indiana and a brother, James Doyle Ashford of Indiana. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Faye Lohorn

Jun 3 2008

71 year old Faye Lohorn of Smithville died Tuesday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and a greeter at Wal-Mart in Smithville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Carpenter and Jason Lohorn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert Taylor and Winnie Summers Taylor. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Don Lohorn of Smithville. Two sons, Jason and his wife Nikki Lohorn of Alexandria and Coy and his wife T.J. Lohorn of Smithville. One daughter, Greta and her husband Chris Mick of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Justin, Austin, and Hayden Lohorn, Briley and Logan Dailey, and Madison Mick all of Smithville, and Paige, Ally, and Hannah Lohorn all of Alexandria. Six brothers, Buddy and his wife Brenda Taylor, Ronnie and his wife Gail Taylor, Jerry Taylor, Jimmy and his wife Rita Taylor all of Smithville, Ricky and his wife Diane Taylor of Smyrna and Tony and his wife Vicky Taylor of Murfreesboro. Seven sisters, Christine and her husband Melvin Reeder, Linda Kilgore, Peggy and her husband Ralph Tramel, Judy and her husband Ronnie Redmon, Darlene Jones, and Sandy and her husband Cameron Dunn all of Smithville, and Mary and her husband Jack Ludy of Smyrna. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Vanice King Davenport

Jun 3 2008

83 year old Vanice King Davenport of Smithville died Monday at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. He was a retired farmer and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland and Bernice King Davenport; His wife, Vera Davenport; a son, Van Davenport, Jr.; three brothers, Malcom, Marlan, and Carl Davenport; and a sister, Calra Mae Givens. Survivors include two daughters, Sue Davenport of Smithville and Brenda and her husband David Vanatta of Woodbury. One son, Michael and his wife Tammy Davenport of Liberty. Five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and two sisters, Dot Moore and Ruby Young both of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Odell H. Jared

Jun 1 2008

88 year old Odell H. Jared died Saturday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Browns Mill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Dyer Funeral Home in Cookeville. Survivors include six children, Ann and her husband Roy Randolph of Livingston, Robert G. and his wife Nancy Jared of Cookeville, Eddie and his wife Linda Jared of Sparta, Wayne and his wife Sandra Jared of Smithville, Nancy and her husband Randall Whiteaker of Algood, and Michael Jared of Cookeville. One sister, Ora Lee Whiteaker of Algood. Eighteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren survive. Dyer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gloria Ann Huse

Jun 1 2008

77 year old Gloria Ann Huse of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Helen Irwin. Survivors include a daughter, Denise Dingle and her husband, Lonnie Laxton of Smithville. Grandchildren, Jennifer, Katie, Amanda, and Steven Laxton of Smithville. Due to a family allergy, the family requests no live flowers be sent to the funeral home. You may send silk flowers or make donations to the charity of your choice.

Ray Donald Slagle

May 30 2008

68 year old Ray Donald Slagle of Red Boiling Springs died Friday at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. He was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chadwell and Gladys Jones Slagle. Survivors include a brother, Jerry and his wife Patty Slagle of Dixon Springs. A nephew, Steve and his wife Chryson Slagle of Carthage, and nieces, Anita and her husband Bubba Dunbar of Defeated and Hollie and her husband Michael Fisher Farmer of Gordonsville. One great nephew and five great nieces also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Billy Gene Thomason

May 30 2008

69 year old Billy Gene Thomason died Friday morning at his residence in Smithville. He was a member of the Covenant Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran, and he served 28 years as constable and member of the Tennessee Constable Council. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Vivian Thomason; a daughter, Kathy Sue Thomason; a grandchild, Joshua Lee Murphy; great grandchildren, Adarn and Kaiden Reese. A brother, James Thomason; and sisters, Patsy Thomason and Wanda Jenkins. Survivors include his wife, Mary Thomason of Smithville. Children, Tammy Thomason and Billie Robin Bibby both of Smithville. Grandchildren, Billy Martin, Shawn Buck, Danny Ray Murphy, and Robin Beth Buck all of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Damien Martin and Keith Buck of Smithville. Sisters, Louise Jones, Virginia Jones, Fay Simmons, Betty Certain, and Janice Pollard all of Smithville. A brother, Jonah Thomason. A special uncle, Tommy George and a special life long friend and mother of his children, Ruth Thomason. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel, to help with funeral expenses.

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