Obituaries

Annie Idell Hooper-Spann

Sep 19 2008

83 year old Annie Idell Hooper-Spann of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired Librarian, a member of the Smithville Church of Christ, the Smithville Study Club and the Smithville Business and Professional Women's Club, and she helped organize blood drives. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in the Cannady Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benton and Ruth Johnson Hooper. Survivors include two sisters, Jewell Ellis of Florida and June Condrey of Virginia. Seven nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Pam Ball all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

W.C. Crook

Sep 17 2008

84 year old W.C. Crook of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served in World War II, a Mason at Liberty Lodge, and he was a retired salesman at the American Battery Company. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Justin Terrell will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ewing Monroe and Jenny Alta Pittman Crook; sisters, Ruby Jim Skinner and Frances Jennings; and his first wife, Autrey Clayton Crook. Survivors include his wife, Doris Terrell Crook of Smithville. Children, Bettye Crook, Jerry and his wife Brenda Crook, Mitzi Ann and her husband Sammy Taylor all of Smithville, Penny Lou and her husband Jay Youngblood of Lascassas. Step-children, David and his wife Vicky Terrell of Smithville and Terry Terrell of Chattanooga. Grandchildren, Matthew Taylor, Jeremy Crook, Justin Terrell, Roth and his wife Jessica Terrell, John Terrell, Julie and her husband Charles Puryear. Several nieces and nephews also survive. The family has requested that donations be made to the Life Enrichment Center of the Smithville First Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Adcock

Sep 16 2008

92 year old Frances Adcock of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church, where she was active at the Wednesday morning prayer service. She was also a retired sales clerk at different department stores. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Rev. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford "Hoogan" Adcock; a son, Wayne Adcock; parents, W.L. "Dock" and Edna Summers Ferrell; sisters, Grace Webb and Myra Jones; and brothers, Ray, Robert, and Willie Ferrell. She is survived by a son, Ken and his wife Charlotte Adcock of Cleveland. A daughter-in-law, Judy Adcock of Livingston. Grandchildren, Ken Adcock, Jr and his wife Walailux of Georgia; Jonathan and his wife Anissa Adcock of Ooltewah, Amellia and her husband Richard Melton of Livingston, and Valerie and her husband Chris Boothe of Mississippi. Great grandchildren, Rebekah Adcock, Reese, Aleah, Eli Melton, and Sarah and Olivia Boothe. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the building fund of the Smithville First United Methodist Church.

Lorene W. Patton

Sep 14 2008

84 year old Lorene W. Patton of Watertown died Sunday at the Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon. She was born in DeKalb County and was a member of the Ramah Baptist Church. She was also a seamstress at Hartmann Luggage. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Stan Edwards will officiate and burial will be in the Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard D. Patton; a son, Boyd Lee Taylor; her father, Thurston Walls; her mother, Josephine Atnip; and three brothers and three sisters. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon and her husband George Widuch of Hermitage. A son, Jerry and his wife Glenda Taylor of Watertown. Grandchildren, Jeff Taylor and Whitney and her husband Tony Parsley all of Watertown, Rachel and her husband Scott Cothran of Nashville, Daryl and his wife Tammy Taylor of Lebanon, Dewayne Taylor of Boaz, Alabama, Carla and her husband Dale Hollis Taylor of Watertown, and Vicky Taylor of Nashville. Ten great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren survive along with two brothers, Jimmy and his wife Jo Dean Atnip of Watertown and Junior Atnip of Smithville. A sister, Dean Thompson of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Sadie Lucille Maynard

Sep 13 2008

The funeral for 95 year old Sadie Lucille Maynard of Baxter will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Baxter Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston, & Horner Funeral Home. Freddie Copeland and David Lee England will officiate and burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sparta. She died Saturday at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. She was born in Smith County to the late James "JLM" Edward and Kizzie Jane Starnes Williams. She was a homemaker and grew up in the Lancaster Community of Smith County. She lived for many years in White County and attended the Liberty Baptist Church. She moved to Baxter in 1988. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfice Maynard; a brother; Charlie Williams; sisters, Clara Holman, Willie Mae Williams, Grace Neal, and Lois Alcorn. She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Deane and Ray Killebrew of Cookeville and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday after 9:00 a.m. The Baxter Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Loyd Hyder Sr

Sep 11 2008

Funeral services for 69 year old James Loyd Hyder Sr. of Cookeville will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Putnam County. Dr. Charles McCaskey and Denman Frazier will officiate the services. Burial with military honors will follow in Cookeville Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday, Sept. 11, from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. until time of services at the church. Hyder died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. His family includes his wife of 51 years, Evelyn Ward Hyder of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Emily Hyder of Smyrna; a daughter, Suzie Hyder of Mt. Juliet; two grandsons, Aaron and Cody Hyder, both of Smyrna; his stepfather, A.P. McClain; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Wayne and Levita McClain and Johnny McClain, all of Cookeville; and four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Pat and Arvis Lee, Linda and Eddie Thompson, Debbie and Steve London and Cathy McClain, all of Cookeville. Memorial donations may be made to First Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 565 E. 10th St., Cookeville, TN 38501.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wilburn Estes

62 year old Wilburn Estes of Dowelltown died Sunday in a traffic accident. He was a logger and a member of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Estes was born in Wilson County. A memorial service and burial will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Jennings Cemetery at Statesville. Jackie Gaddes and Javin Lawson will officiate. The family will gather at the Estes residence at 1661 Chapman Hollow Road for visitation during the day on Saturday. He was preceded in death by sons, Douglas and Daniel Estes; his parents, Houston and Ollie Mae Murphy Estes; and a brother, Alton Estes. He is survived by five children, J.R. Estes of Auburntown, Timothy Lynn Estes of Watertown, Donny Estes of Dowelltown, April Estes of Carthage, and Christopher Estes of Statesville. Five grandchildren also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

James Ted Donnell

Sep 9 2008

76 year old James Ted Donnell of Smithville died Monday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Army and National Guard and a member of the Westwood Church of Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Palmiter will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Lucy Ware Donnell. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Doris Vanderpool Donnell of Smithville. One daughter, Jayma Donnell of Nashville. A brother, Oliver Donnell of Murfreesboro. A sister-in-law, Ruby Medley of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Clyde Lewis

Sep 7 2008

84 year old William Cyde Lewis of Alexandria died Saturday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was born in Wilson County and was a carpenter. Lewis was also a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Tim Diffenderfer will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Lewis was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Jennings and Mamie Bell Allen Lewis; a brother, Robert Earl Lewis; and an infant sister, Mamie Ruth Lewis. Survivors include his wife, Julia Mae Hancock Lewis of Alexandria. Children, Richard Allen and his wife Betty Lewis of Smithville, Marcia and her husband Greg Denton of Murfreesboro, and Cheryl Diane Lewis of Lebanon. Grandchildren, Amanda and her husband Shane Maples of Sparta, Samantha Lewis of Smithville, Lauren Lewis of Smithville, and Maddie Denton of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Stephen and Daniel. A brother, Hartford and his wife June Lewis of Lebanon. Sisters, Dorothy and her husband Earl West of Murfreesboro, Annette Elrod of Murfreesboro, Linda and her husband Bob Fuston of Smithville, and Betty Lattimore of Liberty. A sister-in-law, Lucille Lewis of Alexandria. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Aline Frances Fuson

Sep 6 2008

97 year old Aline Frances Fuson of Dowelltown died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of the Pisgah Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.K. Fuson; parents, John Riley and Ella Oakley Carter; three sisters, Flossie and Nealie Caplinger and Dorothy Adams; three brothers, Shealie, Delton, and Cardell Carter. Survivors include five nieces, Mary Adams of McMinnville, Phyllis Hendrix of Hendersonville, Brenda Wiser of Murfreesboro, Linda Olsen of Michigan, and Diane Bowman of Kentucky. Two nephews, Jim Carter of Kentucky and Gene Carter of Florida. Several great nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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