Obituaries

Henry "Buddy" Alonzo Cox

May 10 2010

72 year old Henry "Buddy" Alonzo Cox of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. He was retired from the Tennessee Mechanical Corporation and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The family has chosen direct cremation. A memorial service will be Saturday, May 22nd at 4:00 p.m. at Whorton Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Rose Harris Cox and a brother, James Lee Cox, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Louise Reid Cox. Two daughters, Darlene and husband Mark Brown of Georgia and Lisa and husband Ronald Lessard of North Carolina. A son, Jimmy and wife Vivian of Smyrna. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Whorton Springs Baptist Church or the Lighthouse Christian Camp.

Sally Carolyn Judkins

May 9 2010

57 year old Sally Carolyn Judkins of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. 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 husband, Donald Judkins and her father, Eddie Floyd Robinson. Survivors include her mother, Annie Lee Taylor of Smithville. Two sisters and a brother, Freeda and husband Bill Phillips, Ray and wife Teresa Robinson, and Sue and husband Bobby Summers all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert "Bobby" Lee Plahetka

May 8 2010

34 year old Robert "Bobby" Lee Plahetka, formerly of Indiana, died Thursday at his residence in White County. He was a farm hand. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Paul Plahetka. Survivors include his mother, Gail Young Osborne and her husband Frosty; one sister, Tara Plahetka and one brother, Brian Nulf all of Indiana. Two step brothers, Tim and David Osborne of Missouri and his step-father, Mike Nichols of Illinois. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Brenda Kaye Bell Ferrell

May 7 2010

55 year old Brenda Kaye Bell Ferrell of McMinnville died Thursday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and was a unit secretary with River Park Hospital and a member of Bybee Branch Church of Christ. Mrs. Ferrell was preceded in death by her father Jack Bell and a sister Myra Lenore Bell. Survivors include her husband Troy Mitchell Ferrell of McMinnville. Her mother Myra Bell of McMinnville. A twin sister Glenda Faye Bell of McMinnville. Brothers Jack Allen Bell of Lenoir City and David Bryan and wife April Bell of Powell. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive. The funeral service will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Tony Lawrence will officiate and burial will follow at Smyrna Cemetery. The Ferrell family will receive friends on Friday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home.

James "Bear" Eric Randolph

May 7 2010

50 year old James "Bear" Eric Randolph has died. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial will be in the West Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Survivors include his mother, Modelle Randolph. His wife, Belinda Randolph. A son, Jason Randolph. Two step-daughters, Lisa Arnold and Abby Vogel. Brothers, Jason, Mark, and Kyle Randolph. Five grandchildren also survive. Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Clara Beatrice Williams

May 6 2010

87 year old Clara Beatrice Williams of Liberty died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Pisgah United Methodist Church, a factory worker, and a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Matthew Long and Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Williams was preceded in death by her parents, W.P. "Patty" and Versie Hawker; a daughter, Linda Sue Hall; a grandson, James Thomas Hall, Jr.; brothers, Junior Hawker and Bratten Hawker; and a half brother, Homer Dale Allen. Survivors include a son, Grant Williams of Liberty. Five grandchildren, Joe and wife Lori Hall of Watertown, Terry and wife Glenda Hall of Smithville, Tina and husband Carlos Hamlet of Statesville, Tammy Hall of Alexandria, and Kathy Hall of Watertown. Seven great grandchildren, Katrina Orrand, Amanda Hall, A.J. Hamlet, Mindy Mofield, T.J. Hall, Jimmy Hall, and Molly Hall. Step great grandchild, Gage Estes, Great great grandchildren, Lincoln and Issabella Orrand. A sister, Thelma Townsley of Nashville. A brother, Hobert Hawker of Liberty. A son-in-law, James Thomas Hall of Watertown. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Ray (Bill) Hobbs

May 5 2010

69 year old Willie Ray (Bill) Hobbs of Smithville died Wednesday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He was a retired truck driver for the DeKalb County Highway Department and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Lenard Herman will officiate and burial will be in Mount Aarat Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Ella Hobbs; one son, Danny Hobbs; one sister, Juanita Ferrell; and three brothers, Arnold, Harrison, and Sammie Hobbs. Survivors include two daughters, Judy Pack and Sandra and husband Michael Tisdale all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Angie Judkins of Florida, Jessica Hobbs of McMinnville, Johnny Pack and Cassonda Martin both Smithville, Riley Bullard of McMinnville, and Zachary Tisdale of Smithville, Three grandchildren. One sister, Oleda and husband Bud Hale of Smithville. One brother, John and wife Josie Hobbs of Liberty. One sister-in-law, Johnnie Hobbs of Murfreesboro. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Royce Burton Luna

May 4 2010

77 year old Royce Burton Luna of Alabama died Tuesday at Cooks Springs Nursing Home in Alabama. He was a farmer and a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David England will officiate and burial will be in the Taylor's Providence Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rastus and Bessie Luna; a son, Darrell Luna; three infant sons; and a daughter, Lisa Ann Gant. Survivors include two daughters, Kathie McCrory and Janet and George Bishop all of Alabama. LaVaughn Burton Luna of Florida. Seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Al Cook

May 1 2010

75 year old Al Cook of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was retired from C.B. Ragland. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Mansell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mervin and Nina Arnold Cook. A grandchild, Emily Beth Cook. A sister, Doris Ballinger. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Walker Cook. Two daughters, Deborah and husband Danny Young and Crystal Petty. Four sons, Jeff and wife Linda Cook, Johnny and wife Rachel Cook, and David Cook all of Smithville, and Gervin Cook of Arizona. Eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. A brother, Gene and wife Helen Cook. Two sisters, Lorna Hathaway and Donna Cook all of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lana Yvonne Scott

May 1 2010

66 year old Lana Yvonne Scott of Sparta died Saturday at her residence in Sparta. She was a retired private duty nurse and a member of the Apostalic Ark. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m.at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Matt Walls will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul David Scott; parents, Jay and Lucinda Adcock Hutchings; and four brothers, Gene, John, Donald, and Frank Hutchings. Survivors include two grandchildren, Christopher Jay Scott and Michael Thomas Scott both of Cookeville. Great grandson, Dominic Scott of Cookeville. Two sisters, Marie and husband Bernie Kocis of Sparta and Janice and husband Howard Stafford of Sparta. Four nieces, Diane Moore of Crossville, Tina Harrell of Sparta, Tyra Rodgers of Sparta, and Angie Howard of Sparta. Three great nieces, Taylor, Megan, and Ashlee Rogers all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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