Obituaries

Gloria White Milligan

Dec 23 2008

77 year old Gloria White Milligan of McMinnville died Monday at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. She was born in DeKalb County. She was a retired employee of Mary's Green House, a former member of the Morrison Ruritan Club, and a member of Morrison First Baptist Church. The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Jerry Brewer and Tommy Dye will officiate and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service at McMinnville Funeral Home. Mrs. Milligan was preceded in death by her parents James N. and Nancy Audrey Robinson Tittsworth, husband John C. Milligan, Sr., and sister Sandra Lorene Young. Survivors include her daughters Gloria Patricia McLoud and Melissa Sharpe and husband Charles, of Morrison; a son John C. Milligan, Jr. and wife Jenny of McMinnville; grandchildren Jason Douglas McLoud and wife Cindy, Tara Milligan and husband Patrick Graves, Lisa Milligan, Matthew Sharpe and wife Donna, and Monica Baker and husband Josh; great grandchildren Brad McLoud, Tayrin McLoud, Jesse C. Graves, Kaylyn Baker, Holden Baker, Kelton Baker, Sarah Sharpe, Cassie Sharpe, and Emma Sharpe, and special cousin and family Evelyn and Buster Wade and Sebrena and Trena of McMinnville. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bernard Richard Sramcik

Dec 22 2008

91 year old Bernard Richard Sramcik of Dowelltown died Sunday at UMC in Lebanon. He was a World War II veteran and a retired supervisor with Uniroyal Tire Company. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Sramcik and parents, Vendle and Christina Sramick. Survivors include three daughters, Donna Parish and Brenda Plodzik of Michigan and Deborah Sramcik of Dowelltown. Two sons, Richard Breeding of Michigan and Roy Breeding of Dowelltown. Twelve grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. One brother, Paul Sramcik of Ohio. Two sisters, Wilma Cleveland and Phillis Ptak of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial service will be announced later. The family has chosen direct cremation.

Deanna Kirby

Dec 20 2008

52 year old Deanna Kirby of the Green Hill Community died Thursday at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury of injuries in an automobile accident. She was born in Warren County and was a homemaker. Kirby was preceded in death by her parents, I.D. and Georgia Magnolia Haley Adcock. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Wayne Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery. The Kirby family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home. Survivors include her husband, Eddie Kirby of the Green Hill Community; a daughter and son-in-law, Shelley and Matthew Wanamaker of McMinnville; a son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Stacey Kirby of Smithville; a sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Bernie Siler of Florida; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny and Michelle Adcock of New Jersey, Garry and Peggy Adcock of McMinnville, and Mickey and Joyce Adcock of McMinnville; mother-in-law, Mildred Kirby of McMinnville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Diane and Troy Sullens of McMinnville; and grandchildren, Gage Wanamaker, Linley Wanamker, and Paisley Wanamaker. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Katie Frances Cantrell

Dec 18 2008

73 year old Katie Frances Cantrell of McMinnville died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville of a brief illness. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Paul Roberts will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Madie Young Pack; a daughter, Penny Cantrell; three sisters, Betty Jo Redmon, Lear Wright, and Vestie Green; and three brothers, D.G., Charles, and Franklin Pack. She is survived by her husband, Dennie Cantrell of McMinnville. Children and their spouses, Steve and Doris Cantrell of Smithville, Pam Cantrell of McMinnville, Kim and Bennie McBride of Morrison, and Kathy and Jesse Bratcher of McMinnville. Three grandchildren, Misty Arnold, Zach and Jamie McBride. Three great grandchildren, Gabe, Garrett, and Abbigail. Several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Ernestine V. Patterson

Dec 18 2008

93 year old Ernestine V. Patterson of Smithville died Tuesday of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Cannon County native, a housewife, stove manufacturer, and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Melton Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dearman Patterson. Survivors include first cousins, Joe Patterson of Goodlettesville, Ralph Patterson and Peggy Patterson of Murfreesboro, Dorris Hare of Delaware, Sue Cripps, Kelly, and Eugene Underwood of Smithville, Joe R. Leonard and Tony Patterson of Cannon County, Paul Patterson of Michigan, William Patterson of Mississippi, Roger Patterson of Arizona, James Patterson of Maine, Paul Waggoner of Chattanooga, Geraldine Prater of Warren County, and numerous second and third cousins and devoted neighbors, Ken and Marie Garrett and family. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Wayne Davidson

Dec 15 2008

41 year old Robert Wayne Davidson of Smithville died Saturday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Lawn Funeral in Sparta and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery in DeKalb County. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday at Oaklawn Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Candida Davidson of Smithville. One son, Robert Wayne Davidson, Jr. of Smithville. His mother, Brenda Lou Higham of Sparta. His father, Asher Davidson of Sparta. A brother, Steve Davidson and his wife Sherry of Sparta. A sister, Priscilla Judkins of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Tony Culwell and his wife Lori and family of Smithville. Aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that contributions be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Josie Marjorie Love

Dec 12 2008

90 year old Josie Marjorie Love of the Fountain Grove Community of Warren County died Wednesday at her residence. She was born in DeKalb County, a homemaker, and a member of the Viola Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Kevin Deason will officiate and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory. The Love family will receive friends on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Zollie and Shirley Love Cantrell; her husband, James Landon Love; and her brothers, Norman Cantrell, Royce Cantrell, and Howard Cantrell. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Lee Brewer of the Fountain Grove Community. Grandchildren, Kristie Love Crouch of Murfreesboro and Suzanne Lynette Moore of Morrison. Great grandchildren Derek Alan Crouch, John Wiley Moore, and Shelby Love Moore. Sisters, Elizabeth Lafever of Atanta, Georgia, Rubye Cantrell of Smithville, Gladys Buck of Madison, Joyce Crosslin of Nashville, and Linda Hillis of McMinnville and brothers, Reed Cantrell and Gordon Cantrell both of McMinnville. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Pearl Gard

Dec 10 2008

96 year old Doris Pearl Gard of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Allen Chapel Methodist Church. A graveside service will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gard Cemetery. Tim Ferguson will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ward and Rosella Loy Bonney; her husband, Cleo Gard; a son, Ronnie Gard; and a daughter, Karen Kay Gard. Survivors include a daughter, Sherri Gard; one son, Darwin and his wife Wanda Gard; and a daughter-in-law, Barbara Gard all of Smithville. Eleven grandchildren, Denise Holcomb, Karla Warrick, Michelle Roller all of Smithville, Bill Gard of Murfreesboro, Tim Dixon and Lori Wall of Arizona, Wanda Kinnard of Cookeville, Kathy Neal of Smithville, Betsy Smith of Alexandria, Linda Thomas of Smithville, and Janet Cecil of Arrington, Tennessee. Thirty one great grandchildren. Seven great great grandchildren. One sister, Bob Westergreen of Iowa. There will be no visitation. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnny Crockett McGuire

Dec 10 2008

85 year old Johnny Crockett McGuire of Nashville died Tuesday at Southern Hills Medical Center. He was a mechanic and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth Cantrell McGuire. He is survived by his wife, Sue Turner McGuire of Nashville. One son, Richard Vandergriff of Old Hickory, and several cousins and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virgle Lee Dunn

The funeral for 80 year old Virgle Lee Dunn will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Baxter Funeral home. Burial will be in the Nash Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday after 7:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife Orene Williams Dunn and a sister, Reba Hickey. Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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