Obituaries

Clyde Thomas

Sep 30 2010

80 year old Clyde Thomas of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Church of Christ and he was retired from the Exxon Oil Company after 31 years. Thomas was a member of the Lions Club, Chairman of the Board at Stones River Hospital for 10 years, Red Cross Blood Drives, contributor and supporter to Dr. Adams Memorial Library in Woodbury, and a Korean War veteran. He served in the Navy for 52 months. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in the Thyatira Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Marshal and Lola Knox Thomas and two brothers, Albert Guy Thomas and Ray Thomas. Survivors include his wife, Bobbye Jean Page Thomas of Smithville. A daughter, Lola Jan Thomas of Smithville. A niece, Colette Thomas Worm of Virginia. Two nephews, Gary Thomas of Milton and Dr. Michael Thomas of Texas. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marie McCormack

Sep 29 2010

79 year old Marie McCormack of Rossville died Wednesday. She was born in Smithville but moved to Rossville in 1986. She was a member of the Boynton United Methodist Church. McCormack was preceded in death by her parents, Jody and Violet Arnold and her sister, Jewell Phillips. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. E.D.T. on Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home-Fort Oglethorpe and from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. C.D.T. on Friday and prior to the service on Saturday at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville. She is survived by her husband, Mack McCormack; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Carlon LaFever of Soddy Daisy; step daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Dallas Owens of Gallatin; step-sons and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Kathy Henry of Rossville and Steven McCormack of Milton, Florida. Seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Robert Lee Engler

Sep 29 2010

77 year old Robert Lee Engler of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC. He was a retired engineer with the City of Cincinnati. He was also a Catholic. The family has chosen direct cremation. Engler is survived by a step-daughter, Terri Kirby of Dowelltown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ina Mae Tramel Hendrixson

Sep 28 2010

91 year old Ina Mae Tramel Hendrixson of Smithville died Monday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A native of DeKalb County, she was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church, the Methodist Woman's Society, the Eastern Star, the American Legion, and she was a former volunteer Candy Striper at the hospital. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Hendrixson; her parents, Thomas H. and Ruthie I. Tramel; brothers, Alton Tramel and James Tramel; and a sister, Robbie Tramel Watts. Survivors include two daughters, Paulette Parsley and her husband Cleo McDonald of Cookeville and Tricia and her husband James Wood of Madison, Alabama. Three granddaughters, Paula Lynn and husband Joe Yost of Kennesaw, Georgia; Stephanie and husband John M. Cooper, IV of Spring Hill; and Sonja and husband Thomas Franks, Jr. of Athens, Alabama. Grandson, Jason Tramel Parsley and wife, Cece of White House. Six great grandchildren, Ashleigh Franks, Justin Yost, Rachel Yost, Samantha Franks, Emmaline Cooper, and John Marshall Cooper, V. Numerous nieces and nephews survive along with caregiver Lisa Curry of Cookeville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Nina Moser Turner

Sep 26 2010

69 year old Nina Moser Turner of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a factory worker and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Terry Fesler and Junior Ellis will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther Marlin and Ophie Lee Hubbard Moser. Survivors include her husband, Boyd Turner of Smithville. A brother, Willie and his wife Linda Moser of Smithville. A sister, Reba Stewart of Smithville. Numerous nieces, nephews, and great nephews also survive. The family asks that donations be made to the Lighthouse Christian Camp, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth L. Van Patten

Sep 26 2010

46 year old Kenneth L. Van Patten of Rockwood died Friday at Roane Medical Center in Harriman. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 25th at the home of his sister in Rockwood. Van Patten was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Marlene Van Patten and a brother, Michael Van Patten. Survivors include two sons, Kyle Van Patten and Dillon Caldwell; two step-children, Mikey Cisson and Savannah Whitehead. Three sisters, Cindy and husband Vic Loden of Rockwood, Debbie Suarez of Dowelltown, and Bonnie and husband Floyd Cantrell of Smithville. A sister-in-law, Dorothy Van Patten of Binghamton, New York. A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. The family asks that donations be made to help the family with expenses, in lieu of flowers. Davis Funeral Home in Harriman is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Shannon Jefferson Atnip

Sep 24 2010

30 year old Shannon Jefferson Atnip of Dowelltown died Thursday at his residence. He was a nursery worker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday frm 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Atnip is survived by his parents, Dan and Linda Fite of Dowelltown. Two children, Katie Lynn and Isaac Atnip of McMinnville. Two brothers, Mitchell Fite of Dowelltown and Danny and wife Wilma Fite of Kentucky. Three sisters, Tina Trigueros of Smithville, Sandy Atnip and Tammy Miller both of McMinnville, and Luann Brickett of Ohio. Four nephews, Alex and Thomas Trigueros and Blake and Bradley Fite. Brother-in-law, Gilbert Trigueros. Special friend, Pearl Kirby. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Maureen E. Hickman

Sep 21 2010

84 year old Maureen E. Hickman of Nashville died Monday at her residence. She was a housewife. A graveside service will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00. until 9:00 p.m. at Eastland Funeral Home on Gallatin Road, Nashville.. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Mary Waggoner; step-mother, Beatrice Waggoner; sisters, Becky Hickman and Mozelle Martin; and brothers, infant brother Joe, and Truman and Grady Waggoner. Survivors include her husband, L.M. Hickman of Nashville. Children, Maurice Hickman of Nashville, Ricky Hickman, and Debbie Hamby of White House. Grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sisters, Nellie Jones of McMinnville and Susie White of Smithville. Many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews also survive. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Eastland Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of the arrangements.

Pamela Sue Smith

Sep 20 2010

42 year old Pamela Sue Smith of Manchester died Sunday at Erlanger Medical Center. She was a factory worker and a member of West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Javon Lawson will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel at which time the body will be taken to the cemetery for the service. She was preceded in death by her father, Verlon Duncan. Survivors include four children, Amy Young of Manchester, Tiffany Hobbs of Gordonsville, Stephanie Hobbs of Alexandria, and Mitchell Hobbs of Manchester. Three grandchildren, Alexis Frazier, Aleeya Frazier, and Alyssa Frazier. Her mother, Betty Duncan of Manchester. A sister, Brenda Dove of Alaska and a nephew, Joshua Cantrell. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel, in lieu of flowers, to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Marie Rucker Keaton

Sep 20 2010

75 year old Marie Rucker Keaton of Alexandria died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of Neely's Bend Baptist Church and she attended the Upper Helton Baptist Church. Keaton was also a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jason Groe and Javan Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. Keaton was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Ola May Dedmon Williams; a daughter, Judy Thomas; brothers, Roy, Pete, and J.B. Williams; and sisters, Aline Bates and Mattie Oleta West. Survivors include her husband, James E. Keaton of Alexandria. Daughter, Barbara Teresa and husband Michael French of Texas. Granddaughter, Tina Carol Martin of Texas. Grandson, Robert Allen Parker of North Carolina. Great grandchildren, Stephanie Shea Malleo, Daniel Marie Malleo of Arizona, and Noel Marie Parker of Alabama. Step-daughters, Teresa and husband Edwin Bogle, Renee and husband Bobby Hale, and Vickie and husband Jimmy Woods all of Alexandria, Carol and husband Loyd Hollaway of Kingston, and Pam Curtis of Smithville. Step-grandchildren, Casey and husband Joey Agee, Dustin and wife Brittany Bogle, Bobby Lee Hale, Thomas and wife Keisha Hale, Brandi and husband Heath Womack, Tyler Woods, and Jodi Curtis. Three step-great grandchildren, Avery and Jordyn Agee and Layne Hale. Brothers, Johnny Edward Williams of Smithville and Brownie Williams of Boilings Branch and a sister, Louise Sweeney of Hartsville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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