Obituaries

L.W. Neal

Jan 6 2011

67 year old L.W. Neal of Smithville died Thursday at his home. He was a retired carpenter. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Matt Walls will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Neal was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lillian Hale Neal; one sister, Bobbie Jean Houk; and one grandchild, Ceanna Barnwell. He is survived by two daughters, Angelia and her husband Albert West of Alexandria and Sharron Barnwell of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Andrew West of Alexandria, Justin and Mariah West of Carthage, Alexis, Emily, and Arianna Barnwell of Smithville. One great grandchild, Makiah West of Carthage. One brother, Doug and his wife Kathy Neal and four sisters, Loretta and husband Calvin Bain, Patricia and husband Chester Sanders, Elaine McGuire, and Linda Faye Gentry all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

John Donald "Don" Smith

Jan 4 2011

71 year old John Donald "Don" Smith of Cedar Key, Florida died Saturday. He was born in DeKalb County, the son of the late Frank and Irene Scott Smith. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1963, during the Cuban Missle Crisis. Smith was also co-owner of Volunteer Machine and Tool, founder and former CEO of TN Metal Works, President of TN Solar Energy, founder and CEO of Trutrac Painting and Sandblasting of Nashville, and he was the current owner of Cedar Key Marina in Cedar Key, Florida. He attended Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Key, Florida. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Catharine Regen will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday after 11:00 a.m. at Avant Funeral Home. Smith is survived by his wife, Janeice Marshall Smith of Cedar Key, Florida. Two children, Gregory Shane and wife Melissa Smith of Nashville, and Ashley and husband Brandon Childs of Franklin. Five grandchildren, Ethan Smith, Brody Smith, Sophie Smith, Lucy Childs, and Beau Childs. Two brothers, Robert "Pete" Smith of Lebanon and Danny Smith of Lebanon. A sister, Janet Parrish of Madison. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Gary Britt

Jan 4 2011

68 year old Gary Britt of Smithville died Monday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was a self employed carpenter. The family has chosen cremation. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Britt was preceded in death by his parents, Cordell and Iva Rutherford Britt and a sister, Sandra Greer. Survivors include a son, Jason Britt of Smithville. One daughter, Aimee Jobe of Alexandria. Three grandchildren, Valarianne Britt of Smithville, Sara Jobe and Gavin Miller of Alexandria. Two brothers, Corky and wife Mary Jo Britt of Smithville and Rick and wife Becky Britt of Nashville. One sister, Belinda and husband Ken Harness of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. The family has asked that donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

William Shane England

Jan 3 2011

41 year old William Shane England of Smithville died Sunday at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist. England was also disabled and a former truck driver for Freeman. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by a half-brother, William David England. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Dean England of Smithville. Sons, Wesley and Tyler England of Smithville, Tommy (Alec) England, and Cory England and fiance Angela Mabry of North Carolina. Step-son, Joshua Grisham of Smithville. Grandchild, Raevyn England. Parents, Tom and Cheryl England of Smithville. Brothers, Brian and wife Janet England, "Frog" and wife Donna England, Robert and wife Stephanie England all of Smithville. Half-sisters, Vanessa Roberts of Ohio, Cathy McLaughlin of North Carolina, and Rose Marie England of Ohio. Nieces, Laura, Lacey, and Haley England. Nephews, Dakota and Zackery England. Several aunts and uncles. 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.

Ralph Beckham

Jan 1 2011

82 year old Ralph Elmer Beckham of Smithville died Saturday morning at his residence. He was a painter, and a member at Calvary Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and was a Bronze Star recepient. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens, with military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard. B.J. Thomason will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elzie and Georgia Beckham, and wives, Dorothy Beckham and Dixie Ashford Beckham. He is survived by a son, Jacky Beckham of Smithville; two grandsons, Shawn and Christopher Beckham; 3 great-grandchildren. A sister, Myrtle Ingram of Smyrna. A neice, Libby Erickson, and nephews, Ralph Rich and Gary Rich. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Eugene Beshears

Dec 31 2010

79 year old Eugene Beshears of Nashville died Thursday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was a Baptist and a retired employee of Kroger. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Void, Sr. and Ophia Waggoner Beshears; one son, Dennis Beshears; and a sister, Bobbie Murphy. Survivors include his wife, Marcia Beshears; a daughter, Wanda Taylor; three grandchildren, Jerry Taylor, April Young, and Daniel Beshears; three great grandchildren, Holdyn and Alana Beshears and Madison Young all of Nashville. Three brothers, Jimmie and wife Louise Beshears and Void, Jr. and wife Patricia Beshears of Smithville; and Don and wife Norma Beshears of Ashland City. Three nephews, Kenny, Shannon, and Barry Beshears. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eleanor Joyce Goodrich Anderson

Dec 31 2010

76 year old Eleanor Joyce Goodrich Anderson of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Lutheran and a homemaker. The family has chosen direct cremation. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Anderson and parents, Ray and Helen White Goodrich. Survivors include four children, David Anderson of Agawam, Massachusetts, Susan Anderson of New Britain, Connecticut, Robert Anderson of Fieldsboro, New Jersery, and Carolyn Moore of Smithville. Eight grandchildren and five great great grandchildren survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James Lorne Tate

Dec 30 2010

45 year old James Lorne Tate of Woodbury died Thursday at the emergency room of DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a self-employed builder. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens and Mark Miller will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Tate was preceded in death by his mother, Drue Tate and his grandparents, Coval and Willie Tate and Cecil and Mary
Lewis. Survivors include children, Adam Shoemake of Woodbury, Josh and Tori Tate of Smithville, and Tristan Tate of Woodbury. Grandchildren, Dakota and Maisie Shoemake. Father, Bill and his wife Carol Tate of Woodbury. Sister, Tammy Tate of Michigan. Nieces, Micaela and Emily Wood and companion, Niki Bonham of Woodbury. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

Daniel Ray Bogle

Dec 28 2010

58 year old Daniel Ray Bogle of Smithville died Monday at Centennial Medical Center. He was employed by Federal Mogul. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Frazier and David Tramel will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Ray Bogle, Jr; a daughter, Kayla Cantrell; parents, Lemuel Thomas and Betty Mai Nokes Bogle; and a sister, Wanda Harrison. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Bogle of Smithville. Two sons, Kevin Bogle and Mike Hughes both of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Heather Hughes, Paige Cantrell, Austin Cantrell, and Kaleb Bogle. A brother, Tommy Bogle of Liberty. Sisters, Brenda Bennett of Lebanon, Marie Derting of Liberty, Elsie Fish of Statesville, Anita Thornton of Smyrna, and Lisa Bowen of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jennifer Hamblin Kincaid

Dec 27 2010

42 year old Jennifer Hamblin Kincaid of Cookeville died Saturday at her residence. Her profession was nursing and she attended the Keltonburg Church of Christ. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Eugene Adkins will officiate and burial will be in the Delong Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Kincaid was preceded in death by her parents, Dishman Hamblin and Shelby Robinson Stanley; and her step-father, Lenzy Stanley. Survivors include a daughter, Brittney Kincaid of Cookeville; a son, Chase Kincaid of Cookeville; and sisters, Denise Bogle of McMinnville and Tonya Youngblood of Dowelltown. Uncle, Denny and his wife Shirley Robinson of Sparta. Nieces, Kayla Bogle and Christina Youngblood and cousins, Buddy Wayne Robinson and Denny Wayne. 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.

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