Obituaries

Bill Tittsworth Davis

Feb 15 2010

83 year old Bill Tittsworth Davis of Michigan and a native of DeKalb County died Sunday at his residence. He was a retired mechanic and a U.S. Navy veteran. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and entombment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Cantrell Davis; his parents, Everett and Allie Tittsworth Davis; brothers, John Gray, Frank, Jack, and Bob Davis; sisters, Frances Chinn and Ethel Mae Davis; and a niece, Brenda Davis Hines. He is survived by brothers, Jim and wife Lois Davis and George and wife Lenora Davis all of Smithville. A sister-in-law, Marsceen Davis of Smithville. A nephew, Tony Davis of Smithville. Nieces, Donna and Evette both of Michigan. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Eugene Stanley

Feb 9 2010

51 year old Larry Eugene Stanley of Auburntown died Tuesday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was a Baptist and a factory worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Clayborn and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Odom Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Stanley of Auburntown. His mother, Hazel Stanley of Smithville. His father, Orgie Lee Stanley of Sparta. A brother, Donnie Stanley of Sparta. Sisters, Brenda and husband Jeff Taylor and Sandy Atnip all of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Shannon Doyle Cook

Feb 9 2010

42 year old Shannon Doyle Cook of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a Baptist, member of the Blue Springs Masonic Lodge #373 and the Putnam County Rescue Squad. He was a paramedic for 14 years, truck driver for two years, police officer, construction worker, and a fire fighter. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Glenn Burke and Rannie Phillips will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. A masonic service will be held Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Nell Hobbs Judkins; his maternal grandfather, John C. Anderson, and his paternal grandparents, Clay and Callie Lee Cook. Survivors include his wife, Laura Cook of Smithville. Children, Jessica, Cassidy, Austin and Dustin Cook all of Smithville. Step-children, Kayla, Savanna, and Ashley Hershman all of Smithville. Parents, Eddie and Faye Cook of Smithville. A sister, Kristie and husband David Gipson of Murfreesboro. Aunts and uncles, Melissa and Danny Pirtle, Janie and Paul Armstrong, Rosie and Calvin Davis, Gene and Dean Cook, Ann Miller, Doug and Janie Cook, and Fay Gilreath all of Smithville, Debbie and Rannie Phillips of Woodbury, John and Barbara Anderson of Georgia, Jo Dean Dutton of Gassaway, Beatrice Laparoose and Wilma and Bob Mykleby all of Arizona, Jimmy Cook of Nashville, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Edward Jernigan

Feb 9 2010

Carl Edward Jernigan of 425 Nixon Way, Dowelltown, Tennessee died Monday, February 8th at Alive Hospice, Saint Thomas Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. He was retired from the United States Air Force, where he served 25 years, and from the State of Tennessee, where he served 13 years as the Business Administrator for Tennessee Preparatory School. He was a Gideon and a faithful member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. He will be best remembered for his compassion for others, his ability to overcome odds, his love for God, his family, and his country.

He was predeceased in death by his mother and father, Lavana Pogue (Green) Jernigan and Hugh Jernigan;brothers, Paul, Hall, and Ross Jernigan; sisters, Lector Warren and Dora Green Jones; and Kazuko Akao Jernigan, the mother of his children. He is survived by his wife, Sue N. Puckett-Jernigan, and family; Carol Jernigan Boehms and husband, David Boehms of Joelton, Tennessee, Leslie Boehms of Oak Park, Illinois; Katherine Jernigan Stroud and husband, Bob Stroud of Lebanon, Tennessee, Christina Gordon Brasher and husband, Freddy Brasher, of Lebanon, Tennessee, Jacob Balding and Kiley Brasher of Lebanon; Michael Jernigan and wife Lois Jernigan of Beaver Creek, Ohio, Adam Jernigan and wife, Rachel Jernigan of Lebanon, Ohio, Sara Jernigan of Beaver Creek, Ohio; Jason Puckett and wife, Terre Puckett of Smithville, Tennessee, Daniel Jason Puckett of Smithville, Tennessee; Shane Allen Miller and wife, Dana Cantrell Miller, of Smithville, Tennessee; Amy Marie Ashford of Jefferson City, Tennessee; See Wook Kim of South Korea; Koby Bullard, U.S. Navy and Keeli Bullard, Smithville, Tennessee; sisters: Kate Jernigan Jones of Winchester, Tennessee, Cora Green Newsome of Panama City, Florida, Mary Jernigan Inglis of Huntland, Tennessee, and Marie Jernigan Statham of Huntland, Tennessee; sisters-in-law, Stella Jernigan of Huntland, Tennessee, Ann Nixon Puckett and husband Richard Hearon Puckett of Dowelltown, Tennessee; nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

Visitation with the family will be at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on Thursday, February 11th from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Additional visitation will be on Friday, February 12th at the Indian Creek Memorial Baptist Church, Hurricane Ridge Road, Smithville, Tennessee from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be at DeKalb Memorial Gardens.

Donations may be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp, the Improvement Fund at Indian Creek Baptist Church, the Gideons, or Habitat for Humanity.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tommy Pugh

Feb 8 2010

51 year old Tommy Pugh of Gassaway died Sunday at his residence. He was disabled and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Wilson Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He is survived by two sons, Hunter Pugh and Benjamin Pugh of Gassaway. His parents, Jack D. and Ruth Pugh of Gassaway. Two sisters, Jackie and husband Tim Cantrell of Smithville and Lori and husband Chris Hall of North Carolina. Special friend, Martha Jane Partridge of Lebanon. Four nieces, Stephanie Kirby, Abby Cantrell, and Lydia and Alayna Hall. Two nephews, Caleb and Wesley Hall. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tommy Pugh Memorial Fund from the class of 1977 to help with the football fieldhouse at DCHS. Donations can be made at the funeral home.

Paul Kenneth Green

Feb 6 2010

59 year old Paul Kenneth Green of Smithville died Friday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Eugene Adkins and Phillip Adcock will officiate with burial in Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. and Mattie Neely Green, and a sister, Elsie and husband Freddy Steinbach. He is survived by his wife, Verna Walls Green of Smithville; two sons, Kenneth Green and Randy Williams, both of Smithville; one daughter, Tammy and husband Greg Owens of Smithville; two grandchildren, Codi and Devon Owens of Smithville; five brothers, James and wife Ginny Green of Columbia, Eddie and wife Carol Green, John and wife Judy Green, Jack and wife Deanna Green, and Tommy Green, all of Smithville. Four sisters, Sarah Adcock of Murfreesboro, Joyce and husband Chester Carmen of Kentucky, Christine and husband Albert Adcock and Fay and Lelon Cantrell of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Faye Griffin

Feb 5 2010

65 year old Faye Griffin of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a nursery worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Maggie Green Walker; and brothers, Chuck Walker and J.B. Walker. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, George Griffin of Smithville. A son, Daryl and his wife Denise Griffin of Smithville. A granddaughter, Sabrina Griffin of Smithville. Brothers, Jerry Walker of Smithville, Dwight Walker of Sparta, and Cordell Walker, Ronnie Walker, and Doug Walker all of Smithville. Sisters, Shirley Cook of Smithville and Lera Arnold of McMinnville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy Marie Emberton Harris

Jan 31 2010

50 year old Nancy Marie Emberton Harris of Smithville died Friday at Erlanger Hospital. She was retired from Kingston Timer and a member of the New Voice Worship Center. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Freddy Curtis, Corey Wannamaker, and Eric Hillis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Magdalene Redmon Emberton; a sister, Betty Jo Williams; and a brother-in-law, Wayne Locke. Survivors include her husband, Tony Harris of Smithville. Two daughters, Kendra and husband Benjamin Foust of McMinnville and Kaley Harris of Smithville. One son, Nathan Harris of Smithville. Two brothers, Ronnie Emberton of Spencer and Jimmy Emberton of North Carolina. Two sisters, Edna and husband Hoyte Hooper of Smithville and Tanya Emberton of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jackie Lee Snider

Jan 31 2010

34 year old Jackie Lee Snider of Smithville died Saturday at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. He was self-employed in the tree service business and a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Shane Smith and Apryl Valentino will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. 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 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Snider; his maternal grandparents, Ewin and Ada Hicks; and his paternal grandparents, Linel Snider. He is survived by three children, Steven Jayce Snider and Emily Snider both Smithville and Carlie Snider of Liberty. His mother, Doris Hullett of McMinnville. His father, Milton and wife Jeanne Snider of McMinnville. A sister, Apryl and husband Chris Valentino of North Carolina. A brother, Shane and wife Mandy Snider of McMinnville. Four step-brothers, Brad and wife Rachel Morris of Arkansas, Austin and Nicholas Morris of Hillsboro, and Lakota Luna of Smithville. Step-sister, Miranda and husband Ben Parson of Pelham; paternal grandmother, Willie Snider of McMinnville. Special friend, Aaron Hester of Manchester. Survived locally by two aunts, Virginia Atnip and Ruby Johnson both of Smithville, several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeloy Driver

Jan 30 2010

62 year old Jeloy Driver of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Steve Puckett and David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernie Driver; and his wife, Helena Turner Driver. Survivors include his mother, Clara Sandlin Driver of Smithville. Two brothers, Donnie Driver of Smithville and Rodney and his wife Rose Driver of McMinnville. A nephew, Beau Driver of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses.

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