91 year old Bernard Richard Sramcik of Dowelltown died Sunday, December 21st at UMC in Lebanon. He was retired from the Uniroyal Tire Company. A memorial service will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Father David Cooney will officiate. Visitation will be from noon until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Sramcik and his parents, Vendle and Christina Sramcik. He is survived by three daughters, Donna Parrish and Brenda Plodzik of Michigan and Deborah Sramcik of Dowelltown. Two sons, Richard Breeding of Michigan and Roy Breeding of Dowelltown. Twelve grandchildren, twenty five great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren. One brother, Paul Sramcik of Ohio. Two sisters, Wilma Cleveland and Phyllis Ptak of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
87 year old Thelma D. Kelley of Alexandria died Sunday. She was born in Wilson County and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Kenneth Tramel and Kirk Wagoner will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thatis and Johnnie George Harden.; her husband, Ollie Lee "Tot" Kelley; brothers, Alton, J.W., and Vestal Harden; and sisters, Patty Ray Young and Bell Barnes. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Hilda and Jimmy Oakley of Liberty and Barbara and Ronnie Gibbs of Watertown. Grandchildren, Melissa Williams of Lebanon, Susan and husband Chuck Gann of Dowelltown, Ginger and husband Bill Ash of Watertown, and Clark and wife Lisa Oakley of Liberty. Great grandchildren, Rachel and husband Steven Ballard, Ryan Williams, Nolan Ash, Evan Ash, Whitney Gann, McKenzie Gann, Cason Oakley, and Addison Oakley. Great great grandchild, Landon Ballard. A sister, Lois Stedman of Madison. Brother-in-law, Lawrence Barnes of Old Hickory. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangement.
89 year old Arvil Norton died Sunday at his residence. He was a farmer, factory worker, a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Phillip Adcock and Burton Jones will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Norton; parents, Jim and Annie Chaffin Norton; two brothers, Virgil and Edwin Norton; and two sisters, Irene Brown and Zella Morrison. He is survived by his children, Russell and his wife Margaret Norton, Jackie and his wife Lisa Norton, and Brenda Kay and her husband Danny Cantrell all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Crystal, Brandi, Nioka, and Annieka Norton, Dwayne Foster, Tonia Pack, Jacob and Olivia Norton, and Bryan and Heather Cantrell. Eleven great grandchildren. A brother, Frank Norton of Newark, Ohio. A sister, Dorris Haile of Cookeville. Special care givers, Pamela Yates and Angie Escobedo. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
91 year old Mildred Imogene Harden of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church for 77 years, co-owner of Harden's Plumbing and Electric for 28 years and Jenkins and Darwin for 19 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Harden; her parents, Benton and Maggie Martin Sanders; two brothers, Franklin P. Sanders and Carl M. Sanders. Survivors include one brother, Benton Sanders, Jr. and his wife Violet of Smithville. Two sisters, Willlene Sanders Finley of Sparta and Bessie Sanders Ray of Orlando, Florida. A sister-in-law, Lois Steadman of Madison. A host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, friends, and business associates also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church in memory of Ms. Imogene, in lieu of flowers.
****Love-Cantrell Funeral Home would like to publicly apologize to the Imogene Harden family due to an oversight that took place on Mrs. Hardens obituary as it ran on WJLE on Sunday and Monday morning while arrangements were still pending. The error involved a line that had failed to be erased from the computer program that we use to send all of our obituaries to WJLE. The line incorrectly stated that the family had asked for donations to be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses. This statement was at the bottom of the page where it had ran on a previous obituary that had been sent to WJLE just days before Mrs. Harden’s death and our staff failed to delete it while updating the obituary information. Mrs. Harden was an asset to this community and, along with her husband Alton, worked hard and saved to assure that she was in no way a burden to anyone. Mrs. Harden pre-planned her funeral with us and paid the balance in full many years ago. Thus no donations are needed for expenses because no expenses were left unpaid. Mrs. Imogene Harden was a dear friend to our family and we are all deeply sorry that this mistake was made. In no way was this done intentionally as our respect for Mrs. Harden was much too great.******
80 year old Clyde Austin LeFevre died Thursday morning at his residence in Smithville. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in McMinnville, a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Savage Goodner Camp 1513, and he was a Department Manager for 36 years with the Department of Social Services for the State of Michigan. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tom Fittis and Jim Tollison will officiate and burial will be in Mount Holly Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde Lee and Maureen Austin LeFevre. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carol Ann LeFevre of Smithville. Children, Craig and his wife Margaret LeFevre of Cookeville, Zachary and his wife Verity LaFevre of Novi Pazaar, Bulgaria, William and his wife Hannah LeFevre of Bristol, and Amanda and her husband Greg McFadden of Westland, Michigan. Seven grandchildren, Katherine Jane, Marcy Ann, Isaac Austin, Margaret Lee LeFevre, Eli Shuster, Molly Cate, and Eli Austin McFadden. The family requests that donations be made to the Charity Baptist Mission or to the Temple Baptist Church Building Fund in McMinnville, in lieu of flowers.
56 year old Rickie Eugene Latta of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a resident manager at Hidden Harbor Marina. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the funeral service. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Crampton. Survivors include his wife, Laura Latta of Smithville. Five sons, Jason Latta of Oklahoma, Chad Latta of Ohio, Matthew Latta of Knoxville, Steven Latta of Columbia, and Casey Huepenbecker of Ohio. Two daughters, Courtney Latta of Ohio and Rebecca Latta of Columbia. Four grandchildren. One brother, Randall Latta of Columbia. Two sisters, Kathi Boulton of Michigan and Cindi Gerken of Ohio. His father, Maurice Latta of Florida and his step-father, Donald Crampton of Ohio. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.
71 year old Joe Harold Caldwell of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a farmer and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk and David Young will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman Clyde Caldwell and Vera Summers Caldwell Cashion; a son, Ricky Caldwell; a daughter, Sharon Caldwell; four brothers, Eldridge, Cordell, Jerry, and Wayne Caldwell; and two sisters, Frances Murphy and Eva Lois Caldwell. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Matthews Caldwell of Smithville. Three daughters, Rhonda and her husband Glynn Merriman of Smithville, Angela Cantrell of Nashville, and Joanna and Joseph Call of Smithville. Two sons, Rex Caldwell of Beth Page and Randall and his wife Jerrie Marie Caldwell of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and two sisters, Margaret Ann Cantrell of Smithville and Katie Ruth Shook of Mount Juliet. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
64 year old Helen Foutch Malone of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a member of the Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church. She was also a long-time banker and a former grocery store owner. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Irene Foutch. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy and husband Roger Waynick of Brentwood. A son, Richard Malone of Dallas, Texas. Grandchildren, Elizabeth, Will, Roger Jr., and Katie Waynick of Brentwood, and Henry Malone of Dallas, Texas. A sister, Harriett and husband Wayne Cantrell of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Webb Chapel United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer's Association, in lieu of flowers.
60 year old Ronald D. Cooper of Nashville died Sunday. He was a veteran of the Armed Forces and was awarded the Bronze Service Star during the Vietnam War. The funeral will be Thursday at 12:00 p.m. noon at the Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home in Nashville. Burial will be in the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, James P. and Margaret Sadler Cooper. He is survived by daughters, Amanda and husband Anthony Fuller and Kelly and husband Michael Agee. Grandchildren, Presley and Stetson Agee and Allyson Fuller. He is also survived by the mother of his children, Linda Cooper; twin sister Donna and husband Pee Wee Anderson; brothers, James P Cooper II and his wife Barbara and Timmy and his wife Vickie Cooper. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive. Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
73 year old Virginia Earlene Rich of Cookeville died Saturday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pomeroy Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. John Wilson will officiate and burial will be in the Petty Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Zelma Colwell Petty; a daughter, Judy Ann Rich; a sister, Odell Waggoner; and a brother, Buddy Petty. She is survived by two daughters, Janie Rich of Sparta and Anita Mayfield of Cookeville. Six grandchildren, Angelia Brown of Rickman, Timmy Scott of Sparta, Kristy Bradshaw, Matthew Heady, and Vallena and Candice Mayfield all of Cookeville. Four great grandchildren, Cassondra and Chynna Bradshaw of Cookeville, and Talon and Dillon Brown of Rickman. One sister and brother-in-law, Lera and Billy Tisdale of Lebanon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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