Obituaries

Robert Blair Sloan

Dec 4 2009

86 year old Robert Blair Sloan of Smithville died Friday at Raintree Manor in McMinnville. He was a member of AmVets, a truck driver, and a farmer. The family has chosen direct cremation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Belle Sloan; a son, Jack Fred Sloan; and three brothers. Survivors include a daughter, Karen Price of Doyle; granddaughters, Kindra Price, Karolyn Curtis, and Larry Frasier all of Sparta. Numerous great grandchildren also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sergeant Rachel Lynn Wilson

Dec 4 2009

36 year old Sergeant Rachel Lynn Wilson of Mount Juliet died on arrival at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro after an automobile accident on Wednesday. She served in the U.S. Army with a tour of duty in Iraq. She was also a member of the Tennessee Army National Guard. She was also a member of the Clark Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Gary McBride, Anthony Pelham, and Captain Mark Phillips will officiate and burial will be in the Gardens of Memory in Warren County. Military grave rites will be conducted by the Tennessee Army National Guard Honor Guard. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harry and Louise Wilson and Hobert and Cyrena Barnes; uncles, Jim Wilson and Johnny Barnes; and an aunt, Marzell Ray. Survivors include her parents, Cindy and Youman "Nudge" Barnes of the Belk Community. A brother, Greg Barnes of Rock Island. Special uncle and aunt, Steve and Pita Wilson of Lebanon. Other uncles and aunts, Donald Ray of the Belk community, Brownie and Peggy Barnes of Belk, Gentry and Pat Barnes of Belk, and Ivy Barnes of Smithville. Several cousins and great aunts and uncles survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels.

Bro. J. H. Jackson

Dec 3 2009

82 year old Bro. J. H. Jackson of Smithville died Thursday morning at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a Minister. He was pastor of the Gospel of Faith Independent Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Farless, Lash Rice, and Marty Goddard will officiate and burial will be in the Gordonsville Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoy and Bertha Troutman Jackson; a daughter, Linda Carol Jackson; and brothers, John Jackson, Carl Jackson, Ed Jackson, Hoy Jackson, Jr., and Stanley Jackson. Survivors include his wife Ruth Jackson of Smithville. Children, Donnie Jackson of Lebanon, Darlene Ferrell of Lebanon, Cathy Miller of Knoxville, and Shelia Austin of Kentucky. Three step-children, Avery Hill, Jeff Hill, and Tammy Hill all of McMinnville. A sister, Mary Louise Manning of Grant. Five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The family requests that donations be made to the family, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Morgan Elizabeth Mayo

Dec 3 2009

Morgan Elizabeth Mayo, the five month old daughter of Payton and Kelly Mayo of Shelbyville, died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Fair Haven Baptist Church, 2726 Highway 231 N. Shelbyville. Dan Reed, Ronnie Grooms, and Jeff Pennington will officiate and burial will be in Pressgrove Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by a sister, Sarah Mayo and a brother, Jackson Mayo both of Shelbyville. Maternal grandparents, Mike and Vickie Williams of Alexandria and Linda Williams of Lebanon. Paternal grandparents, Kerry and Flora Mayo of Bradyville. Great grandparents, Jimmie and David Carter of Alexandria, Joyce Foutch of Alexandria, and Nancy Mayo of Woodbury. Two uncles, Brian and wife Kristeena Williams of Gallatin, Kenny and wife Danielle Straton of Woodbury. One aunt, Trisha and husband Marty Pineault of Murfreesboro. Several cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Link Young

Dec 2 2009

64 year old Link Young of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired manager of Thermo Gas. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flo Young; and parents, Herbert and Audrey Young. Survivors include one daughter, Heidi and her husband Dennis Turner of Nashville. Two grandchildren, Aurora and Adam Turner of Nashville. One sister, Diane Gilbert of Ohio. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Ann Dutton

Nov 30 2009

60 year old Shirley Ann Dutton of Alexandria died Monday at her residence. She was a former clerical worker for the State of Tennessee. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Jackie Gaddes will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Bates. Survivors include her husband, Jerry Wayne Dutton of Alexandria. A daughter, Laurie Southard of Alexandria. A son-in-law, Barrett Tipton of Alexandria. A grandson, Caleb Tipton. Her mother, Lorene Bates of Alexandria. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry "Squirrel" Kent

Nov 30 2009

57 year old Jerry "Squirrel" Kent of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a retired body technician at Mark's Body Shop and a member of Mount Herman Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dave Carden will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Caril Edward and Iva Dell Johnson Kent; one brother, Mike Kent; and a sister, Peggy Faye Kent. Survivors include his wife, Regina Kent. A son, Tyler Kent of Smithville. Two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and William Farmer and Shirley and Bob Lowe all of Lebanon. One brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Lisa Kent of Alexandria. Sister-in-law, Lynn Kent of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has established a trust fund for Squirrel's son Tyler. Donations may be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, in lieu of flowers.

Georgia L. Frazier

Nov 30 2009

72 year old Georgia L. Frazier of Dowelltown died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Bertie Johnson Stanley; her husband, Norman Frazier; three brothers, Willie, Robert, and Hiram Stanley; and three sisters, Gertie Bain, Jessie Bain, and Bonnie Fuson. Survivors include two sisters, Lillian Taylor of Liberty and Dixie Sweeton of Smithville. One brother, Wayne Stanley of Murfreesboro, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Inez Nokes

Nov 30 2009

75 year old Ruby Inez Nokes of Smithville died Sunday at St. Mary's Hospice in Knoxville. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the New Bildad Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in the New Bildad Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvie and Bertha Pedigo Asburn; a son, John Thomas Cantrell; four brothers, J.B., James, Harley, and Silas Ashburn; and two sisters, Willie Bee Moore and Gladys Linder. Survivors include her husband, Floyd L. Nokes of Smithville. Two daughters, Rita Washer of Knoxville and Wanda Johannsen of Smyrna. Four granddaughters, Beverly Sutton and Monica Trotterchaud both of Knoxville, Christy Spears of Smithville, and Rebecca Johannsen of McMinnville. Two grandsons, Matthew Johannsen of McMinnville and Joshua Cantrell of Smithville. A daughter-in-law, Felicia Cantrell of Smithville. Seven great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

John R. Vandergriff

Nov 28 2009

76 year old John R. Vandergriff of Tullahoma died Thursday at Harton Regional Medical Center. Vandergriff was the owner of Randolph and Vandergriff Incorporated and a member of Victory Baptist Church, the Tullahoma Downtown Lions Club and he was a Shriner and Mason. Vandergriff was a veteran of the Korean War, where he served in the Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Macon Dutton Vandergriff and one brother, Gaston Vandergriff. Survivors include; Helen Bell, three daughters, Janet Dunn and husband Lee of Portland, Sandra Jo Vandergriff of Nashville, and Patricia DeVille of Murfreesboro; a special grandson, Jonathan Rodriguez of Shelbyville; two nephews, Bobby and wife Kathy Vandergriff and Terry Vandergriff; and special friends, Danny Wayne and Martha Bell, Johnny and Lisa Rodriguez, and a host of grand nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday at Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma. The funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel. Keith Nunley will officiate. A graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, with Military Honors at Salem Cemetery in Liberty. The family suggests donations be made to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Nashville or the Tullahoma Downtown Lions Club. Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville.

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