Obituaries

Junior Keith

Aug 30 2010

86 year old Junior Keith of Smithville died Saturday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was owner and operator of Keith & Son Trucking. He was also a member of the Mount Moriah The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tim Pelham and Tim Pack will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Ararat Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvia and Hattie Wooden Keith; grandchild, Leslie Knott; six brothers, Robert, James, Lovell, George, Tom, and John Keith; and a sister, Bonnie Tramel Childress. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Josephine McGee Keith of Smithville. A daughter, Joan and husband Danny Washer of Smithville. A son, Jimmy and wife Linda Keith of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Lori and Tim Panter, Jennifer Knott, Adam and Amanda Washer, Andrew Keith, and Nicholas Keith all of Smithville, and Ross Keith of Knoxville. Five great grandchildren, Jacob Pedigo, Hannah Panter, Justin Poss, McKayla Poss, and Haylie Washer all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Elizabeth Scott

Aug 30 2010

84 year old Anna Elizabeth Scott of Cottontown and formerly of DeKalb County died Sunday at her residence. She was born in DeKalb County, a retired factory worker, and a member of the Fullers Chapel Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Javin Lawson, Thomas Hale, and Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Belvie Herman Hale; her husband of 50 years, David D. Scott; two brothers, James "Big Stoop" Hale and Kenneth Hale; and two sisters, Ofallon Malone and Morene Scott. Survivors include children, Bruce and wife Michelle Scott of Cottontown and Beverly and husband John Cannady of Colonial Heights, Virginia. Grandchildren, Derek Cannady, Blakely Cannady, and Jordan Cannady of Virginia and Justin Scott of Cottontown. Sisters and brothers, Inez Anderson, Willette Hale, Jack and wife Aundra Hale, and Betty and husband Charles Clayborn all of Alexandria. A sister-in-law, Frances Hale. Several nieces and nephews and special friends, Mary Eden, Amanda Wilson, Dr. Ian Flinn, and Noelle. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Bill Oberdorf

Aug 27 2010

53 year old Bill Oberdorf died Wednesday. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Sellars Funeral Home. Danny Sellars will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery at Liberty Survivors include his wife Debbie McDowell Oberdorf of Liberty; daughter: Stacey and husband Paul Harvey of Mt. Juliet; step-son: Charlie and wife Cassie Madison of Mt. Juliet; father: William Oberdorf Sr.; sister: Leslie and husband Kenny Ryder; godchild: Rachel Marie Hudson; special family friends: Mariann and Richard Hudson and Ed Good. He was preceded in death by his mother Mittie Oberdorf.

Mildred Hillis McClain

Aug 26 2010

85 year old Mildred Hillis McClain, a Vervilla Community resident and Van Buren County native died Wednesday at her residence following an extended illness. A homemaker and member of the Pleasant Knoll Church of Christ, she was the daughter of the late James Robert "Jim Bob" and Lena Hillis. Her husband Clifford Franklin McClain preceded her in death. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brother and sister-in-law, James Willard and Pauline Hillis and brother-in-law, Thomas H. Tolbert. She is survived by one sister, Wilma Tolbert of Nashville; brother and sister-in-law, William Loyd and Dorothy Hillis of Fairborn, Ohio; nieces and nephews, Richard and Faye McClain, Nancy and Steve Helton and Phillip and Fredia Reynolds all of Morrison, Iona and David King and Frank and Sharon Reynolds both of McMinnville, Phyllis Reynolds of Calhoun, Georgia, Kay and George Thaxton of Viola, Ann Womack of Manchester, Harrell and Gwen Tolbert of Smithville, Tommy and Melissa Tolbert of Nashville, Betty and Larry Underwood of Huber Heights, Ohio and Debbie Hillis of Fairborn, Ohio; aunt, Elizabeth Hillis of the Rocky River Community; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville with Jerry Finney and Harrell Tolbert officiating. Burial will follow in the Morrison Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday and 9:00 a.m. until time of service Saturday at High's.

Jerry Bingham

Aug 24 2010

55 year old Jerry Bingham of Smithville and formerly of Monterey died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Horner Funeral Home in Monterey. Burial will be in the Wilson Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Janet Phy Bingham and a son, Michael Bingham. Horner Funeral Home in Monterey is in charge of the arrangements.

Reverend Robert H. "Bob" King

Aug 23 2010

83 year old Reverend Robert H. "Bob" King of McMinnville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a minister for over 35 years. King was also a truck driver for the Interstate Block Company and he worked as a timber cutter. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Apostolic Church of Restoration in Cowen. Burial will be in the Cowan Montgomery Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. King was preceded in death by brothers, Vernon and Roy King. Survivors include his wife, Betty Towery King of McMinnville. Children, Robert and wife Anita King of Decherd, Eddie and wife Linda King of Estill Springs, Norma Gail and husband Jerry Smith of Huntland, Linda Sue Morris of Sherwood, Brenda Marie Stephens of Cowen, Ethelene and husband James Stephens of Cowan, Betty Jean and husband Lester Ashley of Elora, Leisa Nell and husband Charles Liles of Winchester. Step-children, Debbie and husband Mike Sloan of Gastonia, North Carolina, Larry and wife Shelia Chapman of McMinnville, Linda Johnson of McMinnville, Jimmy and wife Tanya Chapman of Smithville, and Glen and wife Kim Chapman of McMinnville. Twenty one grandchildren, thirty nine great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, ten step grandchildren, nineteen step great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews survive. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Timothy Brian James

Aug 23 2010

53 year old Timothy Brian James died Saturday at his residence in LaGrange. He worked for the Cleveland Construction Company. He had been in the construction field for over 30 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Stoess Funeral Home in Crestwood. Burial will be in Harrods Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. James is survived by his wife, Helen James; a son, Tim James, Jr.; brothers, Ed and wife Doris James of Liberty, and John and wife Lisa James; brother-in-law, Matt and wife Amy Dillon; best friend, Marc Ray; and several aunts, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Stoess Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Evelyn P. Ramsey

Aug 22 2010

88 year old Evelyn P. Ramsey of Smithville died Saturday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was owner of Evelyn's Kitchen and a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Perry and Virginia Browning; a grandson, Bryan Johnson; and the father of her children, Alex Higgins Ramsey. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Elaine and C.H. Lockhart of Smithville and Julie and Michael Hinson of Lafayette. Two granddaughters, Amy Lockart of Smithville and Mandi Johnson and husband Todd Hardiek of McMinnville. One great grandson, Nic Lockhart Linder of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Virgle Seborn Cantrell

Aug 22 2010

83 year old Virgle Seborn Cantrell of Smithville died Saturday at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and a carpenter and mason worker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount View Primitive Baptist Church, where he was a member and served as a deacon since 1961. He and his brothers built the church building in 1971. Elder Paul Violet and Elder Ricky Arnold will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church for the service. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, Zollie and Viola Adcock Cantrell; brothers, Gentry Edward, Ernest Cliff, and John Thomas Cantrell, Sr,; and a sister, Jackie Gay. He is survived by his wife of 61 1/2 years, Louise Cantrell of Smithville. A son, Dana Cantrell of Smithville. A foster daughter, Doris Cantrell and husband Steve Cantrell of Smithville. A granddaughter, Arian Cantrell of Kentucky. Brothers, Glynn A. Cantrell of Smithville and Zollie D. Cantrell of Knoxville. Sisters, Lillian and husband Brownie Tittsworth of Smithville, Lois and husband J.E. Gay, and Judy and husband Ronnie Cantrell all of McMinnville. Numerous nieces and nephews survive. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

Elsie Emaline Waldron Turner

Aug 19 2010

83 year old Elsie Emaline Waldron Turner of Sparta died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Adam Scales and Dwight Knowles will officiate and burial will be in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 12:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Edwin and Beatrice Miller Waldron; a son, William Gregory, and a sister, Juanita Tomlin. Survivors include a son, Mark and wife Connie Smith of Murfreesboro. Two daughters, Diane and husband Rayford Scales of Kentucky and Debbie Embree of Nashville. Five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and two brothers, Gilbert Waldron of Pleasant View and James Waldron of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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