Obituaries

Bessie Bell Spencer

Mar 21 2011

94 year old Bessie Bell Spencer of Liberty died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a Methodist and retired from the shirt factory. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Javin Lawson, Junior Hibdon, and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Dismal Cemetery. 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 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Versie Scott Driver; her husband, Halton Spencer; a son, Robert Spencer; a great grandson, Bryan Keith Spencer; a great great grandbaby, Kaitlyn Bennett; sisters, Lena May Driver, Exum Chapman, and Beulah Malone; and brothers, Dawson Driver and Odell Driver. Survivors include a daughter, Lois Self of Liberty. Eight grandchildren, Terry Hicks, Mark Hicks, Bessie Collins, Linda Kennedy, Barbara Hicks, Stevie Spencer, Debbie Bartley, and Joann Bradford. Twenty six great grandchildren and twenty one great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Anthony Dwane "Bubba" Trapp

Mar 21 2011

39 year old Anthony Duane "Bubba" Trapp of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a shift manager of Smithville Pizza Hut and a member of the Tabernacle The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Garry McBride and Darrell Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. 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 nephew, Daymon Trapp. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Trapp; parents, Boyd and Linda Chapman Trapp; and a brother, Darrel and wife Janet Trapp all of Smithville. Two step children, Edward and wife Anna Dillard of Florida and Jolene and husband Jesse Pimental of Lebanon. One step grandson, Elliott Dillard of Florida. Niece and nephew, Jayrah and Jamison Trapp of Smithville. Parents-in-law, Richard and Betty Angaran of Rock Island. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Nadean Cantrell Taylor

Mar 19 2011

71 year old Nadean Cantrell Taylor of Dowelltown died Friday at her residence. She was a longtime devoted member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church; a factory worker and in retail sales. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred Lachian and Vallie Rebekah Martin Cantrell; a twin sister, Nadell Grissom; a niece, Rhonda Newby; and a nephew, Terry Watts. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Jimmy Taylor of Dowelltown. Daughter, Jan Taylor of Dowelltown. Sister, Melba Jean and husband Arnold Watts of McMinnville. Brother-in-law, Paul K. and wife Stella Grissom of McMinnville. Sister-in-law, June Rhody of Smithville. Niece, Gayle and husband Stacy Caldwell. Nephews, Myron and wife Cindy Rhody; Kenny and wife Beth Rhody; and Tim and wife Regina Watts. Several great nieces and nephews. Devoted family, Tammy and husband Scott Turner, and Caitlin and Christian. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church Building Fund or the Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.

Velma Green Walker

Mar 19 2011

81 year old Velma Green Walker of Smithville, died Friday night at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was clerical at Cripps-France Pharmacy and Family Medical Center Pharmacy and was a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ and attended the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Phillip Adcock and Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Walker was preceded in death by her parents, Bryan and Susie Rankhorn Green; Husband, Kelly Waker; Two Brothers, James and JD Green. She is survived by one daughter, Diane Scott of Murfreesboro; one son, Jason Walker of Smithville; one granddaughter, Angela Duke-Tucker of Antioch; four sisters, Josie Boyd and Janice Haley both of McMinnville and Dorothy Adcock and Maureen Sellars both of Smithville. Visitation with the Walker Family will be Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

William Dexter Mabe

Mar 18 2011

74 year old William Dexter Mabe of McMinnville died Thursday at River Park Hospital of an extended illness. He worked as a factory worker for 11 years at Century Electric, and 26 years for Batesville Casket Factory. He was a member of Shellsford Baptist Church. He also served in the U.S. Air Force. A graveside service will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m.at the New Bildad Cemetery in Smithville. Ricky Arnold and Joseph Arnold will officiate with burial in New Bildad Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron L. Mabe and Lola (Pollard) West. One daughter, Donna Tedrow, one brother, Jewell Mabe, one sister, Pauline Billings, and one son-in-law, Richard Tedrow. He is survived by his wife, Marie Mabe of McMinnville; a daughter, Deborah S. and husband Ricky Arnold of Smithville; one son, Don L. and wife Tara Mabe of Manchester. Two sisters, Louise Cantrell of Smithville, and Linda and husband Gene Jones of Sparta. A brother, Carlon and wife Jeannette Mabe of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Anna Martha Walker, Ruth Walker, Linda Whitlock, Mary Lou Woodlee, and Helen Gillentine. Brothers-in-law, Tommy Womack, James Womack, and Joe David Womack. Seven grandchildren, Joseph and wife Christy Arnold, Lisa Porter and husband B.J., Cassie Tedrow, Kellie Tedrow, Glenna Tedrow, and Christopher and Christin Mabe. Two great-grandchildren, Lealon Arnold and Yasmin Arnold. Gardens of Memory Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Walker Turner Gillette

Mar 18 2011

78 year old Dorothy Walker Turner Gillette of McMinnville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare. Born in DeKalb County, she was a retired store owner of Gillette's Service Center, retired from a career from Findley Industries, and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Mrs. Gillette was preceded in death by parents Robert L. and Debbie France Walker; brothers Cecil Walker, Cebern Walker, and Clata Walker; daughter-in-law Linda Lee Turner; and granddaughter Amber Tilton. Survivors include son Steve Turner of Rock Island; daughter and son-in-law Gena and Steve Tilton of McMinnville; sister Clessie Mae Hillis of Oak Ridge; grandchildren Mindy Turner Black and husband Bob, Matthew Turner and wife Autumn, Kaleb Tilton, and Nick Tilton; and great grandchild Tony Curtis. Many other family members and friends also survive. The funeral service is 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Mark Carrigan will officiate and burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The Gillette Family will receive friends Saturday from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again on Sunday from 12 p.m. until the time of service at McMinnville Funeral Home.

Gregory Allen Myers

Mar 18 2011

45 year old Gregory Allen Myers of Liberty, formerly of McMinnville, died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital in Smithville. Born in Elkhart, Indiana, Myers was a Maintenance Technician with Steve & Sons Door in Lebanon; a member of Northside Baptist Church; and a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Mr. Myers was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Robie Boren, and paternal grandparents, Bill and Loriene Myers. Survivors include his wife Wendy Myers; children, Christopher and Gage Myers of Murfreesboro; parents, Euvonda and Bill Myers of Mt. Juliet; brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Kirsten Myers of Brentwood; sister and brother-in-law, Stephanie and Jason Parson of Mt. Juliet; grandmother, Ila Vae Boren of McMinnville; nephew, Eston Parson and nieces, Emma Parson and McKenna Myers. The funeral service is 2:00 p.m. Sunday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Tommy Lusk will officiate. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory. The Myers family will receive friends Saturday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and again Sunday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home.

James Carl Young

Mar 16 2011

49 year old James Carl Young of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Bethlehem Community Church and a factory worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Steffee will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Jay Loyd Young; step-father, Alton Bain; grandparents, Earnest and Wilma Vanatta, and Monroe and O'Fallen Pinegar. His first wife, Delores Young, and second wife, Tabitha Young. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Vanatta Bain; four sisters, Melissa and husband Ricky Murphy, Tammy and husband Ricky Shehane, all of Smithville, Donna and husband Tom Brock of Texas, and Sandra and husband David Bain of Smithville. Two brothers, Doug Young and Dickie Bain, both of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews. Special grandmother, Doris Caldwell; uncle, Eddie Caldwell; mother-in-law, Sandra Lake, all of Smithville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, for funeral services. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Georgia Lee Young

Mar 16 2011

72 year old Georgia Lee Young of Liberty died Tuesday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. She was a cafeteria manager at DeKalb West School and a member of the Faith Congregational Methodist Church. Known as "Granny", she served in the DeKalb County School System for 40 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Alexandria First Baptist Church. Josh Hale will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until noon. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Vantrease and Ruby Poston Cardwell. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Hugh Morris Young of Liberty. Sons, Terry and wife Lanee Young of Mount Juliet and Jeff and wife Julie Young of Alexandria. Daughters, Sherry and husband Charles Williams of Alexandria, Donna and husband Danny Hale of Brush Creek, and Lesa and husband Alan Hayes of Liberty. Step-sons, Eddie and wife Ernestine Young of Smithville and Joe Donald and wife Carman Young of Murfreesboro. Grandsons, Jacob and wife Crystal Young, Joey and wife Melissa Hight, Josh Hale, Justin Hale, Lincoln and wife Amy Young, Bailey Hayes, Garrett Hayes, and Charlie Young. Granddaughters, Whitney and husband Hunter Wharton and Chelsie Young. Step-grandsons, J.D. Young and Eddie Young, Jr. Great grandchildren, Kayla, Zachary and Ethan Hight, Madyson Young, and Zoi Hale. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Judy Kay Inglis

Mar 16 2011

67 year old Judy Kay Inglis of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. A graveside service and interment will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Visitation will also be on Thursday afternoon from 1:00pm til 1:45pm. Family and friends will assemble at DeKalb Memorial Gardens for the service at 2:00 p.m. Thursday. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Walter and Georgia Nell Grizzle Inglis. Survivors include brothers, George and wife Loretta Inglis of Arrington, Tennessee and John and wife Brenda Inglis of Smithville. A sister, Dale and husband Jim Sanders of Hermitage. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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