Obituaries

J. Alton "Tooter" Reeder

Aug 5 2009

76 year old J. Alton "Tooter" Reeder of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a retired handyman. A graveside service will be Thursday at noon at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Vennie Caldwell Reeder and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by two daughters, Marl Ann and husband Jim Reynolds of Hermitage and Peggy and husband Oscar Hendrix of Smithville. One son, Joe Reeder of Old Hickory. Six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Three sisters, Hazel Bowman of Carthage, Susie Vandagriff of Smithville and Sally Tims of Cookeville. One brother, Melvin and wife Christine Reeder of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the funeral home to help with expenses, in lieu of flowers.

J.C. Ellis

Aug 5 2009

82 year old J.C. Ellis of Watertown died Tuesday at Lebanon Health and Rehab. He was born in DeKalb County, served in World War II and an Army paratrooper, and he was retired from Precision Rubber. Ellis was also a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Comer Lodge #417 F &AM. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. David Hesson will officiate and burial will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Robert Ellis and Annie Myrtle Yates Ellis and a brother, Glen Ellis. Survivors include his wife, Flora Shorter Ellis of Watertown. A sister, Louise and her husband L.C. Vandergriff of Watertown. A sister-in-law, Effie Lee Ellis of Smithville. Nieces, Pam Cain of Bradyville and Alana Atherton of Lebanon. Several cousins survive along with special friends, Jerry and Linda Stephens of Watertown. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles "Chuck" Jones

Aug 4 2009

57 year old Charles "Chuck" Jones of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was the owner of Scenic Roads RV. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Judy Jones of Smithville. A son, Trent Jones of Smithville. His parents, Richard and Delores Jones of Smithville. His father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Nancy Crowder. A sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Kevin Felts. A brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Phyllis Jones. Very best friends, Eddie and Rebecca Reale. Another sister-in-law and her husband Pat and George Witherspoon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Barry Clayborn

49 year old Charles Barry Clayborn of Orange County, California and formerly of Alexandria died Saturday, July 25th at his residence . He was an aircraft mechanic and a member of the Helton Creek The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Tim Bennett and Frank Randolph will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. Clayborn is survived by his wife, Michelle Clayborn and a son, Eric Clayborn both of Orange County, California. His mother and father, Charles and Betty Lou Clayborn of Alexandria. A sister and brother-in-law, Connie and Johnny Florida of Alexandria. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Jamie Clayborn of Brush Creek and Tommy and Maria Clayborn of Liberty. Brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Phil and Aliscia Pich and nieces and nephews, Jennifer Florida, James Eddie Clayborn, Stefanie and Cyrus Shores, Thomas Clayborn, Heather Clayborn, and Catherine Pich. A great nephew, Dallas Shores. Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Frank Hutchins

Jul 29 2009

68 year old Frank Hutchins of the Shady Grove Community of White County died Tuesday at his residence. He was retired from the Chrysler Corporation and a Shriner. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay Lawson and Lucinda Ann Adcock Hutchins and three brothers, Johnny, Gene, and Donald Hutchins and one nephew, Paul David Scott. Survivors include three sisters, Marie Kocis, Lana Scott, and Janice Stafford and two special cousins, Ruth Rice and Eddie Hutchins all of Sparta. One special friend, Michelle and several nieces nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Inez Jones

Jul 27 2009

80 year old Inez Jones of Smithville died Sunday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvil Lee Jones. Survivors include a daughter, Linda and her husband Ralph Blazek of Milford, Michigan. Four grandchildren, Lisa Jones, Greg Jones, Steve Blazek, and Jeff Blazek all of Michigan. Five great grandchildren. Two sisters, Billie Ann Miller of Smithville and Peggy Duggin of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Danny "Sonny" Lee Atnip

Jul 23 2009

55 year old Danny "Sonny" Lee Atnip of Dowelltown died Wednesday at Centennial Hospital. He was a Protestant. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Atnip and Willeane Shehane Saylors. Survivors include six sisters, Margie and husband Gary Williams of Alexandria, Betty George of Smithville, Linda and husband Dan Fite of Dowelltown, Gail and husband Marlon Bain of Smithville, Paulette and husband Bobby Parker of Gassaway, Tammy and husband Jerry Estes of Smithville. Two brothers, Roy Douglas Atnip of Smithville and Michael and wife Frances Saylors of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive along with special great nephews and great nieces. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that all donations please be made to the funeral home, in lieu of flowers, in memory of Danny to help with funeral expenses.

Dallas Carlton Fisher

Jul 23 2009

37 year old Dallas Carlton Fisher of Smithville and formerly of Watertown died Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Lebanon. A memorial service will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. John Hunt will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Neil Fisher. He is survived by his mother, Mamie Lou Fisher of Smithville. Brothers, Troy, Timmy, Tracy, and Tyrone Fisher all of Nashville and aunts, uncles, and cousins. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Manuel Arroyo

Jul 22 2009

51 year old Manuel Arroyo of Cookeville died Monday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be held Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Burial will be in Cookeville City Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with Provincial service at 7:00p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00p.m. at Whitson Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Belen Miranda Arroyo; children, Manuel and Azlia Arroyo. Sisters, Delia, Elvia, Blanca, and Veronica Panker. Brothers, Fidel, Abel, and Benjamin Arroyo. Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Vada Merritt Pack

Jul 22 2009

92 year old Vada Merritt Pack of Hendersonville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a retired dietician and a member of the Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Hendersonville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Timothy Binion will officiate with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy M. Pack; her parents, Will and Sudie Johnson Merritt; one sister, Josie Pack. She is survived by one son, Troy M., Jr. and his wife Bonnie Pack ; two grandsons, Troy Denton and Melissa Pack and Jason R. Pack, all of Hendersonville; one granddaughter, Kelly L. and Ignacio Jarillo of Whitehouse; four great-grandchildren, Sarah and Nathan Pack of Hendersonville and Ariana and Madalyn Jarillo of Whitehouse. One nephew, Donald and wife Anne Pack of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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