Obituaries

Hazel Caplinger

Apr 2 2008

88 year old Hazel Caplinger of Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was the retired owner and operator of Caplinger's Grocery. She was also a member of the Memorial Baptist Church on Dale Ridge. The funeral will be Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. A graveside service will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Junior Ellis and Gary Caplinger will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 7:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Ova Bell Martin Jones; her husband, James Monroe Caplinger; a son, Donnie Caplinger; two brothers, Buford and Jimmy Jones; and two sisters, Margaret Hendrixson and Gladys Slagle. Survivors include three grandchildren, Rusty and Ginger Caplinger and Mitzi Bradford all of Smithville, and Tracy and Jenna Caplinger of Auburntown. Eight great grandchildren. Two brothers and sisters-in-law, McKinley and Marguerite Jones and Troy, Jr. and Sally Jones all of Liberty. One sister, Nellie Pezzani of Michigan. A daughter-in-law, Linda and Hugh Lawrence of Smithville and a host of nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ileana J. Herndon

Apr 2 2008

81 year old Ileana J. Herndon of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Kent Smithson will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Anna Swain Griffin and husbands, Robert Byrd and Robert "Bob" Herndon. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Kent Smithson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lisa Ann DeVault

Mar 31 2008

40 year old Lisa Ann Devault of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Ararat Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Alvie Estes. Survivors include daughters, Carrie DeVault and Samantha DeVault both of Smithville. Step-children, Mackie DeVault and Johnny DeVault both of Smithville. A grandchild, Lakeisha Fullilove of Smithville. Step grandchildren, Dana Madison Chandler, Chelsie Lawrence, Tyler Chandler, and Ashlynn DeVault. Her mother, Dixie Sweeton of Smithville. Sisters, Doreen Reece of Smithville, Kathy Chapman of Liberty, and Jenna Murphy and Patsy McCoy both of Smithville. Brothers, Jimmy, Jerry, and Ricky Estes all of Smithville; and a special friend, Mary Lou Hale of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Steve C. Turner

Mar 31 2008

55 year old Steve C. Turner of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and a Contractor. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m.until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Adcock Turner of Smithville. A daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Grady Phillips of Smithville. A son, Cory Turner of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Baylee and Ashley Phillips of Smithville. His parents, JohnnIe and Mildred Webb Turner. His mother-in-law and father-in-law, Earl and Jo Doris Young Adcock. A brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kevin and Judy Adcock of Smithville. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and a host of friends survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Operation Head to Toe of DeKalb County at the funeral home.

Frankie White Anderson

Mar 30 2008

64 year old Frankie White Anderson of McMinnville and formerly of Smithville died Sunday at the All Care Home in McMinnville. He was a nurseryman. A graveside service will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Junior Hibdon will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vander Anderson and Linnie Ferrell McMahan. Survivors include a daughter, Linnie Ann Lattimer of McMinnville. Two sons, Trent and Floyd Anderson of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren. One brother, Paul Anderson of McMinnville. One sister, Josie Hobbs of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnnie Spence

Mar 30 2008

91 year old Mrs. Johnnie Spence of Alexandria died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Tim Brown will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The Spence family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Delilah and Tom Battan of Brentwood. Three grandchildren, Rachel, Sarah, and Andrew Battan. A step-son, Jerry Spence of Hendersonville. Sisters, Lois Spencer and Patsy Jones both of Liberty. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Alexandria Church of Christ.

Eula Medley Mathis

Mar 29 2008

97 year old Eula Medley Mathis of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.C. and Pearl Medley; brothers, Howard, Alfred, Buster, Robert, and Floyd Medley; and sisters, Ruth Moulton and Bula Maggart. Survivors include three brothers, Kenneth "Bud" and his wife Nell Medley of Smithville, Joe Medley of Baxter, and Gerald Medley of Smithville. One sister, Lucille Fuson of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and special neighbors, Jimmy and Debbie Driver and Bea Pack. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Estle Summers

Mar 28 2008

42 year old Jerry Estle Summers of Smithville died Thursday at St. Francis Hospital in Bartlett, Tennessee. He was a construction worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Braswell Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Estel and Ruby Pedigo Summers and a sister, Kimberly Young. Survivors include three sons, Daniel, Josh, and Matthew Summers. A daughter, Brandee Summers. Companion, Tonya Caldwell. A step-daughter, Brittany Barnes. Four grandchildren, Payton, Kaitlyn, and Addison Summers and Brooklyn Barnes all of Smithville. One sister and brother-in-law, Vickie and Don Womack of McMinnville. One niece, Bethany Womack and two nephews, Jeremy and Cody Young. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

George Lewis McClain

Mar 27 2008

75 year old George Lewis McClain of McMinnville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Westside Baptist Church and retired from the U.S. Army. He was a member of the VFW. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Westside Baptist Church in McMinnville. Tyree Smith will officiate. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice White McClain; parents, Joe Haskel and Georgia Pearl Turner McClain; a daughter, Elaine Violet McClain; a brother, Cecil McClain; and sisters, Ruby Anita Rackley and Lena Marie Turner. Survivors include two sons, Geary McClain of Pennsylvania and Michael Edward McClain of Smithville.. Three grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Sisters, Laura Jane McClain of McMinnville, JoAnna McClain Stuber of Florida, Mary Elizabeth Jernigan of Viola and Mae Prater of McMinnville. Brothers, William E. McClain, James H. McClain of Smithville, Walter V. McClain of Murfreesboro and Ricky McClain of Smithville. Mr. McClain's remains have been donated to the West Virginia University Guest Register for research. The family asks that donations be made to the Westside Baptist Church in McMinnville, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Patrick Steve Cook

Mar 25 2008

44 year old Patrick Steve Cook of Ormund Beach, Florida died Monday at Ormund Memorial Hospital. He was a former resident of Liberty, a self employed contractor, and a member of the First Baptist Church. A memorial service will be held at Ormund Beach, Florida. Another memorial service will take place at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Donnie Kelly will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Memorial Service. He was preceded in death by his father, Bratten Hale Cook, Sr.; a sister, Gayden Richardson; and a nephew, Patrick Ford. He is survived by his wife, Pat Harrison Cook; two sons, Elliot Cook of Ormund Beach, Florida and Colin Cook of Lexington. He is also survived by his mother, Jo Bill Cook of Smithvile. A brother and sister-in-law, Bratten "Butch" Cook and Judy Cook of Smithville. A sister, Jo Lynn Cook of Smithville. A sister and brother-in-law, Murphy Ann Ford and Jeffrey Buck Ford of Nashville. Two nieces, Megan Cook of Smithville and Jesse Ford of Nashville. Four nephews, Bratten Cook of Cookeville, Andrew Cook of Murfreesboro, Tucker and James Ford of Nashville. One great nephew, Ari Cook. One great niece, Devin Cook of McMinnville. Contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to a trust fund for Steve's minor son, Elliot, at any Region's Bank location or at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

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