Obituaries

Jerry Wayne Bandy

59 year old Jerry Wayne Bandy of Dowelltown died Saturday at his residence. He was a member of Faith Chapel Church and he worked at Zelenka Nursery. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Steve Warren will officiate and burial will be in the Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert T.J. and Alene Murphy Bandy. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Roller Bandy of Dowelltown. A son, Gary Wayne and his wife Peggy Sue Bandy of Smithville. A daughter and her husband JoAnn and Todd McCloud of Dowelltown. Six grandsons, Kirt Wayne Bandy and girlfriend Keisha McCormick, Dalton Lynn Bandy, Dylan Allen Crook, Matthew Wyatt Crook, Justin Roberto Lores, and Tyler McCloud. Great granddaughter, Peyton Alyssa Bandy. A sister, Lois and husband Doug Walker of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Louie Brown McDowell, Jr.

Jul 9 2010

57 year old Louie Brown McDowell, Jr. of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a Christian and he served in the National Guard. McDowell was also manager at Cracker Barrel for 28 years in Cookeville. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and David McDowell will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Willa Mae Hayes McDowell; a sister, Pattie Clayborn; a nephew, Brian Clayborn; and his best friend, Arlie Sexton. Survivors include sons, Nathan Scott and wife Melissa McDowell and Christopher Adam McDowell all of Cookeville. His father, Louie McDowell, Sr. of Smithville. Sisters, Cheryl Kay McDowell and husband David Bower of Murfreesboro and Cathy McDowell and husband Ronnie Gay of Fayetteville. A brother, David McDowell of Baxter and a grandson, Dylan McDowell. Several nieces and nephews and his extended family at Cracker Barrel also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations can be made to the American Heart Association.

Carl "Sonny" Gilbert

Jul 9 2010

68 year old Carl "Sonny" Gilbert of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a nurseryman and a member of the Bethlehem Community Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Satterfield will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Effie Jones Gilbert; two brothers, Howard Gilbert and James Helton; and two sisters, Ellen Kachar and Little Joe McCormick. Survivors include his wife, Linda Gilbert; one son, Carl Gilbert; and one daughter, Trena and husband Mike Satterfield all of Smithville. One step-son, Ray Young and one step-daughter, Lisa Robinson both of Sparta. Three grandchildren, Carl David Gilbert, II, Carla Gilbert, and Cody Satterfield all of Smithville. Three step-grandchildren, Ryan Robinson, Hanna Young, and Hailie Young all of Sparta. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dennie Thomas Hutchings

Jul 9 2010

51 year old Dennie Thomas Hutchings of Walling died Thursday at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He was a Baptist. Hutchings was also retired. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, John Thomas Hutchings. Survivors include his mother, Roberta Hutchings of Walling. One brother, Mark and wife Sherry Hutchings of Smithville. One sister, Tena Harrell of Walling. One nephew, John Stewart of Nashville. Three aunts, Lois Stewart of Barbersville, Kentucky, Janice Stafford, and Mr. and Mrs. Berard Kocis all of Sparta. Cousins, Diane Moore of Crossville, Tyra Stafford and Angie Howard of Sparta, Debbie Stewart, Jackie Hembre, and Crystal Hembre all of Barbersville, Kentucky and Ronald Hutchings of Murfreesboro. Special friend, Stacy Jones of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Fish

Jul 5 2010

66 year old Jerry Fish of Dowelltown died Monday at his residence. He was employed by Carrier. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marlon and Ovia Preston Fish and his wife, Geraldine Fish. Survivors include his wife, Judy Todd Fish of Dowelltown. A son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Stephanie Fish of Goodlettsville. A brother, Danny "Speedy" and wife Regina Fish of Smithville. Three sisters, Judy Fish of Smithville, Janice and husband David Stewart of Smithville, and Tana Clark of Smithville. Several nieces,nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jewell Dean Kennedy

Jul 4 2010

81 year old Jewell Dean Kennedy of Smithville died Sunday at Raintree Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman will officiate with burial in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim Fish and Unie Lee Vanatta Fish; her husband, Joe Kennedy, and a daughter, Sandra West. She is survived by two sons, Randy and wife Laura Kennedy of Smithville, and Ricky Kennedy of Georgia. Six grandchildren, several great-grandchidren. Two brothers, Charles and wife Dot Fish of Auburntown, J. C. and wife Charlene of Milton. Three sisters, Wanda and husband Jeff Knox of Liberty, Kathy and husband Bobby Vaughn of Murfreesboro, Georgia Fay and husband Jerry Emerson of Florida. Special nephew, Tim and wife Brenda Fish of Watertown. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jack Lee Orrand, Sr

Jul 4 2010

73 year old Jack Lee Orrand, Sr. of Watertown died Saturday at his residence. He was a retired service manager at L.E. Saunders and Sons Office Machines. Orrand was also a Baptist, a graduate of East High School in Nashville, and a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in the Jones Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his father, Johnnie Vernon Orrand and step-mother, Eva Franklin Orrand. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shirley Willis Orrand of Watertown. His mother, Edith Wood of Alexandria. Children, Judy and husband Terry Hewitt of Gordonsville, Tammi and husband Doug Jones of Watertown, Jacqueline and husband Ronald Nevitt of Watertown, Jack, Jr. and wife Tina Orrand of Watertown, Joseph and wife Angela Orrand of Watertown, and Jamie and wife Katrina Orrand of Hermitage. Grandchildren, T.J. Hewitt, Kim Stone, Sarah Ayache, Josh Orrand, Crystal Steen, Chuck Bissinger, Jennifer Martin, Justin Orrand, Kristin (Scooter) Orrand, Johnny Orrand, Lincoln and Isabella Orrand, Karen Johnson, and Jason Jones. Great grandchildren, Jaimin, Nico and Jada Orrand, Zoe and Alex Stone, Marisa Hewitt, Seth Spencer, and Nathan Bellew. Uncle, Charles and wife Audry Orrand of Mount Juliet. An aunt, Joyce Chaffe of Walter Hill. Cousin and friends also survive. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Lorene Hale

Jul 1 2010

84 year old Lorene Hale of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired nurse. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church where she was a member. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nora Fuson Johnson; her husband, Charlie Hale; and a brother Virgil Johnson. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Pam Hale of Smithville. Three daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah and David Coffee of Dowelltown, and Teresa Foutch and Lisa Caldwell of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Chrissy and Andy Prichard of Liberty, Joshua and Jaynell Hale of Lebanon, Garth and Jennifer Coffee of Dowelltown, Brandon Caldwell of Smithville, and Jessica Hale of Smithville. Four great grandchildren, Evan Prichard of Liberty, Owen Coffee of Dowelltown, Logan Coffee of Dowelltown, and Izzy Prichard of Liberty. Four sisters, Mary Jane Johnson, Violet Pack, and Christine Tramel all of Smithville and Barbara Keaton of Woodbury. One brother and sister-in-law, A.C. and Elizabeth Johnson of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Elizabeth Chapel Church building fund.

Linda Sue Farris

Jul 1 2010

52 year old Linda Sue Farris of Smithville died Wednesday at Centennial Alive Hospice. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chad Bagley and Darrell Davenport will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, T.J. and Mildred Ashford Murphy Self, step-father, L.C. Murphy, and a step-brother, Bruce Murphy. Survivors include her husband, Robert Farris; two sons, Jack Mullican, Jr. and Jay Lee Mullican; five grandchildren, Cayleb, Kaylee, Bailey, Hunter, Haylee, and Zackery Mullican; her mother, Mildred Murphy; two sisters, Vicky and husband Jay Ramsey and Teesha Gibbs; and a brother, Sherman Murphy all of Smithville. Three step-brothers, Curtis Murphy, of Indiana, and Calvin and Ricky Murphy both of Smithville. One step-sister, Lisa Bain of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to help meet funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Thomas Byron Nixon

Jun 29 2010

77 year old Thomas Byron Nixon of Alexandria died Tuesday at Lebanon Health and Rehabilitation Center. Nixon was born in Sykes, the son of the late Ruby Lee Willoughby and Willie Fred Nixon. A step-brother, Odell Winfree and a step-sister, Novella Wilkerson preceded him in death. He served in the United States Army in 1954-55. Nixon worked in banking in Davidson and Wilson County. He was a member of the Mount Juliet Lodge #642 F & A.M. and a member of the Alexandria Church of Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in the Union Hill Cemetery in Sykes. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. Nixon is survived by his wife of 54 years, Fay Christian Nixon of Alexandria. Sons and daughters-in-law, John Fredrick and Nicky Nixon of Sandy Springs, Georgia and Barry Steven and Sandra Nixon of Lebanon. A daughter and son-in-law, Greta Faye and Marlin Massey of Corinth, Mississippi. Seven grandchildren, Daniel Asher Nixon of Sandy Springs, Georgia; Joseph Micah Nixon of Sandy Springs, Georgia; Megan Leigh Nixon of Lebanon; Jordan Paige Nixon of Lebanon, Joshua Christian Nixon of Lebanon; Thomas Benjamin Massey of Corinth, Mississippi and Nathaniel Martin Massey of Corinth, Mississippi. Great granddaughter, Keegan Christian Nixon of Lebanon. Aunt, Georgia Paschal of Lebanon. Step-sisters, Clara Lee Vantrease of Alexandria and Lee Ett Anderson of Carthage. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ or to the American Diabetes Association.

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