Obituaries

Frances West Pirtle

Jun 24 2008

Frances West Pirtle of Woodbury died Monday. She had worked for Colonial Shirt Factory and Val D'or for 36 years combined. She attended the United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Woodbury. Thomas Nichols will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Her parents were the late Marshell West and Elmer Belle Jones West. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Myrtis West and Edwin West and three sisters, Margie Jones, Ruth Melton, and Vilda Young. Survivors include her husband, Freddie Pirtle of Woodbury; a son at heart, Nile House; three sisters, Joann Smithson of McMinnville, Helen Raymond, and Lou Redmon both of Smithville, and a special caretaker, Hazel Bain. Smith Funeral Home in Woodbury is in charge of the arrangements.

Will E. "Bill" Midgett

Jun 20 2008

85 year old Will E "Bill" Midgett of Dowelltown died Thursday at his residence. He was a retired owner of the DeKalb Drive-In Theater and a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Vera Hobbs Midgett; his wife, Ella Midgett; a grandson, Eric Midgett; a sister, Tavie Woosley; and a brother, Carl Midgett. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy and his wife Lou Ann Midgett of Dowelltown and John and his wife Pamela Midgett of Alexandria. One daughter, Doris and her husband Benny Watts of Carthage. Three grandchildren, Jennifer and Frank Meyers of Lebanon, Mary Ann and Chris Smithson of Smithville, and Robin Watts of Carthage. Unborn great grandson, Morgan James Smithson of Smithville and a sister, Gladys Windell of Lebanon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Adams

Jun 19 2008

72 year old Doris Adams of Smithville died Thursday at Saint Thomas Hospital. She was a seamstress, a member of the Faith Tabernacle Church of Pentecost, and an Avon representative for over 40 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Colvert will offciate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Ophie Redmon Johnson; her husband, Tom Adams; and a brother, Willie Johnson. Survivors include five children and their spouses, David and Brenda Braswell of Smithville, Jerry and Carolyn Braswell of McMinnville, Randy and Deborah Braswell of Smithville, John and Maria Braswell of Antioch, and Lou Ann and Dickey Sanders of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren. Two brothers, Jewell Johnson of Smithville and Willie Johnson of Nashville. Four sisters, JoDean Moore of Smithville, Ann Bickford of Cookeville, Hattie Dickens of Smithville, and Betty Bell of Nashville. Special grandson, Brent Estes of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Donald "Don" Howard

Jun 19 2008

61 year old Charles Donald "Don" Howard of Walling died Wednesday at his residence. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Spring Hill The Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Spring Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 4:00 p.m. Friday at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta. Survivors include his wife, Linda Humphrey Howard of Walling. A daughter, Nicole Farley and her husband Jason of Sparta. Two sons, Jeffery Howard and his wife Martha of Sparta and Bryan Howard and his wife Karen of Cookeville. One sister, Erlene Howard of Walling. Three grandchildren, Ethan Howard, Corri Beth Howard, and Madison Farley. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Linda Howard.

Odell Hays Butterbaugh

Jun 17 2008

91 year old Odell Hays Butterbaugh of Liberty died Tuesday at her residence. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. James Bond and Ricky Scott will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and prior to the service Thursday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hub Sampson Butterbaugh; a son, Danny Butterbaugh; parents, Alton and Mary Lynam Hays; and brothers, Homer, Bright, and T. Hays. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Klasek of McMinnville. A son, Dave and his wife Vicky Butterbaugh of Cottage Home. Five grandchildren, Sherry and her husband Greg Pennington of McMinnville, Andy Klasek of McMinnville, Holly Clayborn of Cottage Home, Daniel and his wife Jennifer Butterbaugh of Cottage Home, and Joseph Butterbaugh of Cottage Home. Five great grandchildren, Jake and Katy Pennington, William and Grant Butterbaugh, and Shelby Clayborn. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Mildred Burba Barney Burke

Jun 15 2008

94 year old Mildred Burba Barney Burke of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Methodist in belief but attended the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Burke was also a member of the U.S. Air Force Officers Wives Club, and a phone operator. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will offciate. Burial will be at the Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington, Ohio. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 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. She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Bessie Sheets Burba; husbands, Oscar Barney and Billy Burke; sisters, Daisy Burba and Ocie Burnett; and a brother, Raymond Burba. Survivors include four children, Janet Sheets and her husband Les Gerhardt of Lampasas, Texas; Max R. and his wife Jewell Barney of Smithville; Karen Chambliss of Malabar, Florida; and Tom D. and his wife Lois Barney of Sandies Park, New Mexico. A sister, Freda Parks of Xenia, Ohio. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronnie Anderson

Jun 10 2008

58 year old Ronnie Anderson of Watertown, a retired police officer, died Tuesday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. He was born in Kentucky, and was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Philadelphia Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Jason Lohorn will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his father, Flem Anderson; a sister, Tammy Spencer; grandparents, John and Jewell Neal and Jeff and Cordie B. Anderson; an uncle, Parker Anderson; and an aunt, Carrie Brant. Survivors include his mother, Reba Neal Anderson of Watertown. A son, Ronnie Anderson of Michigan. A daughter, Sherry and her husband Rand Hewitt of Michigan. Two sisters, Linda and her husband Butch Allen of Liberty and Brenda Anderson of Utah. A brother, Danny and his wife Pam Anderson of Columbia. Nieces and nephews including Sabrina Hayes, Tabitha Daniels, Becky Omen, Andrea Edmond, Nicole Eberstein, Shannon Anderson, Jodie Spencer, Kammy Spencer, John Spencer, and Ryan Eberstein. Great nieces and nephews include Brainna Daniels, Kristina Tyree, Elizabeth Edmond, Honesty Spencer, Kylee Omen, Keigen Daniels, Joshua Tyree, Chase Helzer, Hunter Spencer, Jackson Spencer, Kelton Omen, and Kolton Omen. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

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.

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