Obituaries

Mrs. Eddie Mae Bain Kilgore

Feb 6 2009

87 year old Mrs. Eddie Mae Bain Kilgore of Shelbyville died Thursday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the People's Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Ada Bain; two husbands, William Manny Bain and Alfred Kilgore; three brothers, Harrison, Bud, and Clay Bain; and three sisters, Ellen James. Amy Estes, and Charity Maggart. Survivors include two daughters, Mary and her husband James Hill of Shelbyville and Nancy and her husband Lee Watley of Murfreesboro. One son, Ernest Bain of Smithville. One sister, Eller and her husband George Howse of Murfreesboro. Nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeffery A. Scheffler

Feb 5 2009

50 year old Jeffery A. Scheffler of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from Moog. A memorial service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Saint Gregory Catholic Church. Father James Bretl will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. at the church. He was preceded in death by his father, Harley Scheffler, Sr. and a brother, Steven Scheffler. He is survived by a daughter, Tarron and her husband Adam Webber of Smithville. His mother and step-father, Beverly Scheffler and Joseph Laboe of Smithville. Two brothers, Harley, Jr. and Julie Scheffler and Timothy and Jordy Scheffler all of Minnesota. Two sisters, Deborah Scheffler of Minnesota and Tammera Scheffler of Georgia. Two step-brothers, Kenney and Betty Laboe of Smithville and Greg and Janice Laboe of Woodbury. One step-sister, Valery Laboe of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jo Puckett Bradford

Feb 3 2009

81 year old Jo Puckett Bradford died Tuesday night at her residence in Smithville. She was a member of the Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church and she attended Trinity Assembly in Algood. Bradford was a grocery store worker and she worked in a shirt factory. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Jim Moore will officiate and burial will be in the Puckett Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbridge Kiah and Bonnie Elizabeth Tittsworth Puckett; a son, Alan Bradford; and brothers, Wilburn and Ernest Puckett. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ralph Bradford of Smithville. Children, Greg and his wife Gina Bradford of Smithville and Terry and her husband Hugh Davenport of Celina. A daughter-in-law, Suzanne Bradford of Smithville. Grandchildren, Brad Davenport, Jennifer Langford, Matt Davenport, Mandy Davenport, Chase Bradford, Cory Bradford, Alli Bradford, Adam Lindsey, and Matthew Lindsey. Great grandchildren, Isaiah, Nolan, Anaiah, and Emmy. Sisters, Alice Foster and Christine Prichard both of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ike G. Hobson

Feb 3 2009

83 year old Ike G. Hobson of Ardmore, Tennessee died Monday at his residence. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in Ardmore, Alabama. Edd Templeton and Debby Eubanks will officiate and burial will be in the Gatlin Cemetery in Ardmore, Alabama. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. Hobson was born in Liberty to Auburn Hobson and Calysta Atwell Hobson. He and his family moved from Smithville to Ardmore in 1963. He was a member of the Ardmore United Methodist Church, CEO of the Bank of Ardmore until his retirement in 1989, and he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, VFW, and organizer of the Elk River Development Board. Hobson was also co-founder of the WSLV radio station in Ardmore, Tennessee, a member of the Tennessee Bankers Association, and a director of the Bank of Perry County. He served in the U.S. Navy and was wounded on the USS Montpelier during World War II. Hobson was an active Mason and he organized the Ardmore Industrial Develoment Board. In addition to his parents, Hobson was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Hobson and a sister, Doris Gentry. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Hobson of Ardmore, Tennessee. A son, Randy and his wife Kathy Hobson of Fayetteville. A daughter, Cynthia and her husband, Gerry Shannon of Huntsville, Alabama. Five grandchildren, Heidi and husband John Richardson, Auburn and wife Jill Hobson, Anna Lindsey and husband Jason Keen, and Kylie and Haley Shannon. The family requests that donations be made to the Ardmore United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund at Ardmore, Tennessee, 38449. Armore Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Darlene Young Foster

Feb 3 2009

72 year old Darlene Young Foster died Sunday at Cedars Health Care Center in Lebanon.
The funeral will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Partlow Funeral Chapel in Lebanon. Greg Dunham, Michael Brauner, & Pat Eller will officiate and burial will be in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Partlow Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Foster was a member of the Siloam Missionary Baptist Church and a retired employee of Lux Clock Company. She was preceded in death by parents, Barney & Lillie Adcock Young; husband, Carl Foster; brothers, David Young, Eugene Young, & Hilbert Young; and sister-in-law, Versie Young. She is survived by son, Todd and wife Michelle Foster of Lebanon; daughter, Teresa and husband Carl Earps of Lebanon; grandchildren, Michelle and husband Shane Follis, Steven Earps, & Jessica Earps; great grandchildren, Austin Follis, Jackson Follis, & Bryler Follis; sister-in-law, Wilma Young; niece, Delena Ackerson; and nephews, Norman Young & Jeff Young. Partlow Funeral Chapel in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Betsy Jean Davis Lynam

Feb 1 2009

62 year old Betsy Jean Davis Lynam of Smithville died Saturday night at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. She was a nurse and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Mahan and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Griffith Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Jim Solon Davis and two brothers, Jimmy and Billy Joe Davis. She is survived by her husband, Ernie Lynam of Smithville. Two children, Nicole and her husband Michael Bird of Murfreesboro and Mark and his wife Roxann Lynam of Murfreesboro. Four grandchildren, Macey and Lola Grace Bird and Reese and Everett Lynam. Her mother, Janice Davis of Smithville. A brother, Mike and his wife Cindy Davis of Nashville. A sister-in-law, Brenda and her husband Jim Jones of Nashville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church building fund in memory of Betsy.

Dixie Ashford Beckham

Jan 30 2009

88 year old Dixie Ashford Beckham died Friday at NHC in Smithville. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, a homemaker, and she worked for many years in a garment factory. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Leonard Herman and B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Spiral Wade and Bettie Cook Herman; husbands, Valter Ashford and Hobert Cripps, a grandson, Darrell Wade Ashford; brothers, Alvie, Hooper, and Bail Herman; and sisters, Vera Adamson, Belvie Hale, Mallie B. Parker, Maggie Bell Cook, and Aline Parker. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Beckham of Smithville. Sons, Harold and his wife Bryna Ashford of Alexandria and Wade and his wife Karen Ashford of Gassaway. A step-son, Jacky Beckham of Smithville. Grandchildren, Larry and his wife Angie Ashford, Vallerie and husband Steve Womack, Dwayne and wife Karlee Ashford, and Cory Ashford. Great grandchildren, Lydia Ashford, Faith and Levi Womack, Colby and Shianne Ashford and Heather Jenkins. Great great grandchildren, Piper Mabe and Koda Jenkins and many nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

James William Casey

Jan 28 2009

62 year old James William Casey of Jupiter, Florida died Monday at the JFK Medical Center in Florida. He worked at Home Depot. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bratten Tucker will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Casey was preceded in death by his father, Edward Casey. He is survived by his mother, Juanita Neal Casey of Smithville. A brother, John and his wife Alicia Casey of Florida. A sister, Beulah and her husband Steve Joiner of Texas. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gary Wayne Roberts

Jan 25 2009

47 year old Gary Wayne Roberts of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital. He was an employee of Lowe's in Tullahoma and was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Lee Roberts. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Dwight Knowles will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Roberts family will receive friends on Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. He is survived by his mother, Martha Sue Roberts of McMinnville. A brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Jeannie Roberts of Warner Robins, Georgia. A nephew, Joshua Roberts. A niece, Amber and Joshua Whitson. An uncle and an aunt, Hubert and Carolyn Turner and aunts, Eula Dean Jones, Evelyn and Mike Younglove, Audean and Ernie Pack, and Elsie Turner. Many cousins also survive. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Davis Driver

Jan 24 2009

87 year old Elizabeth Davis Driver of District Heights, Maryland died Thursday at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She was a Baptist and a member of the Herbs Society of Prince George County. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Massey will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruno and Orbie Mae Brent Davis; her husband, Roy Driver; a grandson, Perry D. Driver, Jr.; and three brothers, Charles Davis, T.B. Davis, and Don Davis. She is survived by a daughter, Regina Driver of Maryland. One son and daughter-in-law, Perry and Patricia Davis of Florida. Four grandchildren, Keith Terrell of Florida, Christine Grimes and Melissa Hatcherson both of Maryland, and Charles Kendrick of Arizona. Eight great grandchildren, Teresa Davison of Florida and Patricia Terrell of West Virginia, Kinsey and Jillian Hatcherson, Coby and Taybor Grimes all of Maryland, Austin Kendrick of Arizona, and Summer Wilson of Maryland. One sister, Lavelle Smith of Smithville. One brother, Roger Davis of Smyrna. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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