Obituaries

Myrtle Cope West

Aug 24 2009

96 year old Myrtle Cope West of Smithville died Monday at NHC Health Care Center. She was a member of the Mount View Primitive Baptist Church and a factory worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Lynn Russell and Paul Violet will officiate and burial will be in Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hastle Cope; her second husband, Cleve West; parents, Elder Felix and Mary Luna Cantrell; a daughter Maxine Briggs, a grandson, Barry Cope; and ten sisters; and three brothers. Survivors include two daughters, Gloria and her husband Aaron Webb and Betty Jones of Smithville. A son, Grady and his wife Kay Cope of Tullahoma. Grandchildren, Connie and husband David Parsley of Smithville, Donna Cripps of Smithville, Suzanne and husband Richard Williams of Dowelltown, Jim and wife Marlann Reynolds of Hermitage, Melinda and husband Chris Blocker of Smithville,Tim Cope of Smithville, Kayla Cope of Tullahoma, Gina and husband Jimmy Lewis of Smithville, and Amy Keith of Smithville. Twenty one great grandchildren, eighteen great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews survive. Donations may be made to the Jefferson Cemetery. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Wayne Tomlin

Aug 24 2009

62 year old Terry Wayne Tomlin of the Green Hill Community died Sunday at his residence. He was a retired Air Traffic Controller for Auto Air Cargo in Bellville, Michigan and a local businessman. Tomlin was also a member of the Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Rick Stewart will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne McGee Tomlin. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Keia Tomlin; Granddaughter, Allissa Tomlin; His mother, Katy Rhea Stewart Tomlin; Sisters, Kathy Ripley, Susan Boren, Ronda Rayl, and Melissa and husband Patrick Perkins; Nieces, Tina Ripley and Candace Hayes; and a nephew, Abraham Perkins all of McMinnville. Nieces, Mary and Kari Rayl and great nephews, Marshall, Jeffery, and Hayden Gill all of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Jo Ann Rhody

Aug 23 2009

71 year old Jo Ann Rhody of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Cora Tramel Cripps; a son, Jim Rhody; brothers, Hoyte and R.L. Cripps; and sisters, Marene Garvey and Judy Hale. Survivors include three sons, Jack and his wife Pam Rhody of Smithville, Danny Rhody of Smithville, and Kevin and his wife Amy Rhody of Smithville. One daughter, Kathy Rhody of Joelton. Five grandchildren, Courtney, Weston, Whitley, Alex, and Rachel Rhody. One great grandchild, Sidney Popovich. Two brothers, Bobby Cripps of Smithville and Ray Doyle Cripps of Woodbury. Four sisters, Fay West, Wanda Hendrix, and Nettie Jim Foster all of Smithville, and Dorothy Mansetti of Pennsylvania. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the library of your choice, in lieu of flowers.

Elaine D. Wisch

Aug 20 2009

89 year old Elaine D. Wisch of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired nurse at St. Therese Hospital, a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Study Club. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery in Wayne City, Illinois. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cly D. Draper and Effie May Richardson Draper and her husband, Robert Wisch. Survivors include two daughters, Carol and husband Wayford Washburn of McKenzie, Tennessee, and Sharon and husband Glenn Cross of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, Sharri Arnold of Trenton, Tennessee, David Smith of Dresden, Rhonda Amann of Illinois, Michael Jasinski of Illinois, Robin Chirchirillo of Illinois, Robert Jasinski of Illinois, Wayford Washburn of McKenzie, and Carla Lauerence of Trezevant, Tennessee. Four great grandchildren, Kristi Amann, Eric Jasinski, Kati Amann, and Kassidy Amann. One sister, Louise Colln of Franklin. One brother, Bruce Draper of Indiana, Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Justin Potter Library, Light House Christian Camp, or to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in lieu of flowers.

Ernest E. McBride

Aug 18 2009

75 year old Ernest E. McBride of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was retired from Tool and Die and a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bransford England, Anthony Pelham, and Garry McBride will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim Duncan and Naola Mae Hash McBride and a daughter, Eugenia Ann McBride. Survivors include his wife, June Harmon McBride. Two sons, David McBride and Michael and his wife Lisa McBride all of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Danielle and Anthony Carr, Aaron and Matthew McBride all of Smithville, Sarah and Scotty Colwell of Italy and Caleb McBride of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Hannah McBride and Katelyn Carr both of Smithville and a sister, Evelyn Clayton of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ola Ann Reynolds

Aug 18 2009

47 year old Ola Ann Reynolds of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church. A memorial service will be Friday August 28th at 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Mike Carpenter and Sue Puckett Jernigan will officiate. Visitation will be Friday August 28th from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 6:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Hobert Robinson and a brother, Michael Wayne Robinson. Survivors include a son, Jacob Reynolds of California. Her mother, Jean Robinson Bailey of Smithville. A sister, Tommye Bell of Nashville. A nephew, Joshua Bell of Smithville. An uncle, Arvid and his wife Dorothy Turner of Smithville. Aunts, Ruby Easterly of Kentucky and Brenda Ray of Smithville. A host of friends also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Alan Esteban Palomo Silva

Aug 17 2009

Alan Esteban Palomo Silva, infant son of Maria Carrillo of Smithville and Esteban Palomo died Sunday at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. The funeral will be Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 5:00 p.m. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by his maternal grandparents, Julia Carrillo Torres, Kivino Silva, and Juliana Carrillo and his paternal grandparents, Julia Morales and Zenon Palomo. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Jane Walker

Aug 17 2009

86 year old Elizabeth Jane Walker of Smithville died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Shannon Cantrell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and until the service at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chuck Walker; a daughter, Melissa Walker; and parents, William Francis and Lillian Mable Green Arnott. Survivors include two sons, Raymond and wife Shirley Joslyn of Smithville and Larry and wife Sharon Joslyn of New Mexico. Four grandchildren, Ann Joslyn, Alice and Paul Hutchens, Audra Stanley, and Missey Riley. Six great grandchildren, Andrew, Tiffany, and Bridget Hutchens, and Ashley Mooneyham, and Taylor and Branden Stanley. One sister, Lois Dobbs of Kansas. Several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, and special caretaker, Bridgette Sink. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jacob Lee Caldwell

Aug 16 2009

30 year old Jacob Lee Caldwell of Rock Island died Saturday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was employed by Walker Manufacturing/Tenneco. A graveside service will be Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Banks Cemetery. Bill Robertson will officiate. There will be no visitation. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Austin Scurlock and his paternal grandparents, Wade and Pearline Johnson Caldwell. Survivors include a son, Andrew Caldwell of Smithville. Parents, Terry and Donna Scurlock Caldwell of Rock Island. One brother, Daniel Caldwell of Smithville. His maternal grandmother, Ruth Scurlock of Smithville. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Jessie Mae Davis

Aug 15 2009

83 year old Jessie Mae Davis of Hixson and formerly of Smithville died Friday at the Life Care Center of Red Bank, Chattanooga. She was a homemaker, member of the First Baptist Church, and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. A graveside service will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Michael Hurst will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and at the graveside service Monday at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Era Self Hendrixson; husband, Joe W. Davis; brothers and their wives, Hobert and Lucille, Louis and Lucille, and J.D. and Lucille Hendrixson; a nephew, James Allen Hendrixson. Survivors include a daughter, Katherine and her husband William Faulk of Hixson. One granddaughter, Fran White of Hixson. One grandson, Todd and his wife Robin Faulk of Signal Mountain. A step-son, David and his wife Shelia Davis of Alabama. A step grandson, Lee Davis of Alabama. Four great grandchildren, Alex and Andy Faulk of Signal Mountain, and Meghan and Morghan White of Hixson. Three nieces, Frankie Hagan of Smithville, Delores Puckett of Lebanon, Gilda Hurst of Monteagle. Two nephews, Taft and Dewain Hendrixson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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