Obituaries

Rev. Ernest Erbie Cashdollar

91 year old Rev. Ernest Erbie Cashdollar of Cookeville, and formerly of Sparta, died Friday at his resedence. He was a retired Methodist minister. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will follow in the Ward-Cashdollar Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday after 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 1:00 p.m. Survivors include two daughters, Kay Cashdollar and Pat Moore, both of Nashville. One son, Mark Cashdollar of Nashville. One grandson, Mike Fann of Jacksonville, Florida. One granddaughter, Aryn Lepsy of Michigan. Two great-granddaughters, Jordyn and Kahlee Fann, both of Jacksonville, Florida. One sister, Anna Ruth Brock of Cincinnati, Ohio. One sister-in-law, Estelene Cashdollar of Walling. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.

Ila Mai Martin

Apr 5 2008

89 year old Ila Mai Martin of Alexandria died Saturday at UMC Hospital in Lebanon. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and a member of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was a former WMU director. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the West Main Baptist Church. Thurman Seber and Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett Lofton and Myrtle Eva King Smith; her husband, Charles B. Martin; and a brother, Robert King Smith. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Freddy and Laverne Martin of Alexandria. A grandson, Jason and his wife Resa Martin of Christiana. A granddaughter, Trena Gassaway of Alexandria. Great granddaughters, Dana Christine Martin, Claire Elizabeth Martin, and Julia Grace Martin. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Robert Adamson

81-year-old Willie Robert Adamson of Liberty died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired mechanic, a member of the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church, and a 50-year member of both DeKalb Lodge 358 and DeKalb Order of the Eastern Star 488. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delbert and Pauline Sellers Adamson, and a brother, John Ray Adamson. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Leonard Herman and Dewey Dyer will officiate, and burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 3:00 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Christine Adamson of Liberty. Two sons, Don Adamson and Barbara Foster and Danny and his wife Patsy Adamson, all of Liberty. Two grandchildren, Derek and his wife Amanda Adamson and Malea Adamson, all of Knoxville. One step-grandson, Jeff and his wife Stephanie Walls of McMinnville. Three step-great-grandchildren, Lily, Emily and J.T. Walls, all of McMinnville. A brother-in-law, Medford and his wife Elese Mathis of Watertown. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Hazel Caplinger

Apr 2 2008

88 year old Hazel Caplinger of Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was the retired owner and operator of Caplinger's Grocery. She was also a member of the Memorial Baptist Church on Dale Ridge. The funeral will be Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. A graveside service will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Junior Ellis and Gary Caplinger will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 7:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Ova Bell Martin Jones; her husband, James Monroe Caplinger; a son, Donnie Caplinger; two brothers, Buford and Jimmy Jones; and two sisters, Margaret Hendrixson and Gladys Slagle. Survivors include three grandchildren, Rusty and Ginger Caplinger and Mitzi Bradford all of Smithville, and Tracy and Jenna Caplinger of Auburntown. Eight great grandchildren. Two brothers and sisters-in-law, McKinley and Marguerite Jones and Troy, Jr. and Sally Jones all of Liberty. One sister, Nellie Pezzani of Michigan. A daughter-in-law, Linda and Hugh Lawrence of Smithville and a host of nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ileana J. Herndon

Apr 2 2008

81 year old Ileana J. Herndon of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Kent Smithson will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Anna Swain Griffin and husbands, Robert Byrd and Robert "Bob" Herndon. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Kent Smithson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lisa Ann DeVault

Mar 31 2008

40 year old Lisa Ann Devault of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Liberty United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Ararat 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 father, Alvie Estes. Survivors include daughters, Carrie DeVault and Samantha DeVault both of Smithville. Step-children, Mackie DeVault and Johnny DeVault both of Smithville. A grandchild, Lakeisha Fullilove of Smithville. Step grandchildren, Dana Madison Chandler, Chelsie Lawrence, Tyler Chandler, and Ashlynn DeVault. Her mother, Dixie Sweeton of Smithville. Sisters, Doreen Reece of Smithville, Kathy Chapman of Liberty, and Jenna Murphy and Patsy McCoy both of Smithville. Brothers, Jimmy, Jerry, and Ricky Estes all of Smithville; and a special friend, Mary Lou Hale of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Steve C. Turner

Mar 31 2008

55 year old Steve C. Turner of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and a Contractor. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m.until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Adcock Turner of Smithville. A daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Grady Phillips of Smithville. A son, Cory Turner of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Baylee and Ashley Phillips of Smithville. His parents, JohnnIe and Mildred Webb Turner. His mother-in-law and father-in-law, Earl and Jo Doris Young Adcock. A brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kevin and Judy Adcock of Smithville. Several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and a host of friends survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Operation Head to Toe of DeKalb County at the funeral home.

Frankie White Anderson

Mar 30 2008

64 year old Frankie White Anderson of McMinnville and formerly of Smithville died Sunday at the All Care Home in McMinnville. He was a nurseryman. A graveside service will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Junior Hibdon will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vander Anderson and Linnie Ferrell McMahan. Survivors include a daughter, Linnie Ann Lattimer of McMinnville. Two sons, Trent and Floyd Anderson of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren. One brother, Paul Anderson of McMinnville. One sister, Josie Hobbs of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnnie Spence

Mar 30 2008

91 year old Mrs. Johnnie Spence of Alexandria died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Tim Brown will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The Spence family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Delilah and Tom Battan of Brentwood. Three grandchildren, Rachel, Sarah, and Andrew Battan. A step-son, Jerry Spence of Hendersonville. Sisters, Lois Spencer and Patsy Jones both of Liberty. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Alexandria Church of Christ.

Eula Medley Mathis

Mar 29 2008

97 year old Eula Medley Mathis of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. Dan Gulley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.C. and Pearl Medley; brothers, Howard, Alfred, Buster, Robert, and Floyd Medley; and sisters, Ruth Moulton and Bula Maggart. Survivors include three brothers, Kenneth "Bud" and his wife Nell Medley of Smithville, Joe Medley of Baxter, and Gerald Medley of Smithville. One sister, Lucille Fuson of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and a host of friends and special neighbors, Jimmy and Debbie Driver and Bea Pack. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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