Obituaries

Mrs. Cecil Billings

Oct 26 2010

88 year old Mrs. Cecil Billings of Smithville died Monday at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Lee England will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jackson and Avo Trapp; two infant daughters; a grandson, Lynn Tallent; and five sisters and four brothers. Survivors include her husband, Melvin Billings; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Leonard Tallent and two grandchildren, Marty and Carol Tallent all of Smithville and Ronald and Andrea Tallent of McMinnville. Four great grandchildren, Brandon and Martelia Tallent of Smithville and Alex and Aaron Tallent of McMinnville and a brother, Clifford Trapp of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Brenda Gale Foutch Taylor

Oct 26 2010

64 year old Brenda Gale Foutch Taylor of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was employed by Moog Automotive and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Tramel will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ruby Lee Lawrence Foutch and three brothers, Robert, Jackie, and Larry Foutch. She is survived by a son, Brad and his wife Melinda Taylor of Smithville. A daughter, Gina and her husband Riki Howard of Brentwood. Three sisters, Ann Summers of Smithville, Pat Keith of Smithville, and Judy and her husband Larry Parsley of Lenoir City. One brother, Danny and his wife Charlene Foutch of Mount Juliet. Four grandchildren, Allison and Slater Howard of Brentwood, Lindsey Taylor and Kendal Taylor both of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Robert Barrett

Oct 25 2010

60 year old James Robert Barrett of Lebanon died Sunday in Franklin, Kentucky. He was born in Alexandria. Barrett was also a mechanic. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Danny Sellars will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Hatton Barrett and Laura Catherine Barrett and brothers, Don and Dewey Barrett. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Brewington Barrett of Lebanon. A son, Robert Dale Barrett of Hollywood, California. A daughter, Catina Marie Barrett of Watertown. Step-children, Thomas Zielenbach and Frank R. Schofield both of Franklin, Kentucky, and Lisa Lovett and Aaron Lovett both of Summertown. Grandchildren, Holly N. Beckman, Timothy Casey Wright, and Diana G. Wright all of Lebanon. Great grandchild, McKenzie M. Barrett. Sisters, Christine Hale of Murfreesboro and Marie Linnear of Lebanon. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Betty Ruth Davis

Oct 25 2010

After 28 years, the remains of Betty Ruth Davis of the Prosperity community have been returned home for burial. The body will be buried near her father and mother at the Prosperity Cemetery. Members of the Prosperity Baptist Church and the community will gather at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday for a graveside service. Don Rigsby will officiate. She died in 1982. Her parents were the late Jefferson H. Davis and Hallie Robinson Davis. She was also a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. The family wishes to express their appreciation to Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe and the Wilson County Sheriff's Department for their efforts in returning the remains of Ms. Davis for burial. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby May Lawson

Oct 25 2010

87 year old Ruby May Lawson of Smithville died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Coleman Cemetery in Rutherford County. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemmie Lawson; parents, Robert and Hassie Anderson Estes; two children, James and Louise Lawson; a brother, Grover Estes; sisters, Lorine George and Louise Taylor; and grandchildren Danny Hobbs, Christopher Lawson, and Penny Lawson. Survivors include two daughters, Frances Shultz and Janie and Delmer Spurlock; eight sons, Robert and wife Betty Lawson, Jim and wife Betty Ruth Lawson, Jerry and wife Patricia Lawson, Charlie and wife Ruth Lawson all of Smithville; Billy Lawson of Woodbury, and Javin and wife Cindy Lawson; and Terry and wife Evelyn Lawson all of Watertown; and Daniel (Buck) and Kimberly Lawson of Liberty. Twenty six grandchildren, forty eight great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren. A brother, Freelin Estes of Smithville. Special friends, Virginia Hayslip and Linda Judkins and a special niece, Cindy Travis. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Rayburn Nokes

Oct 24 2010

70 year old Charles Rayburn Nokes of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center of Smithville. He was a member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church and he worked in retail sales. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Royce Martin and Doyle Slager will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shelia and Gertrude Derting Nokes. Survivors include a son, Charles and his wife Kristie Nokes of Smithville. A grandson, Justin Nokes. Step-granddaughters, Olivia and Lyndsey Miller. A brother, Clyde Nokes of Short Mountain. Sisters, Oleda Bullard and Dorothy Bell Bryant both of Murfreesboro. Companion, Jean Goodwin of Dowelltown. Nephews, Gerry Nokes, Nick Nokes, Bill Nokes, Jeff Nokes, and Derrick Bryant. Nieces, Linda Dockery and Lisa Bryant. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Snow Hill United Methodist Church in memory of Rayburn, in lieu of flowers.

Jackie Eugene Thomas

Oct 24 2010

55 year old Jackie Eugene Thomas of Dowelltown died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Dowelltown Baptist Church and a nursery worker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Frazier and Wayne Malone will officiate and burial will be in the Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Eugene and Jesse Vada Atnip Thomas; and a sister, Barbara Dean Hicks Thomas. Survived by companion Patsy Gibbs of Dowelltown. Two sisters, Mary Lou Hale of Smithville and Mary Elizabeth and husband Mark Hale of Dowelltown. A brother, Jessie and wife Becky Thomas of Dowelltown. Five children, Barbara Ann Thomas of Woodbury, Michael Thomas of Lebanon, Misty Thomas, Jackie Bernal Thomas, and Shannon Thomas all of South Carolina. Thirteen grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and one step-great grandchild. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lenzy Ray Stanley

Oct 24 2010

82 year old Lenzy Ray Stanley of Smithville died Saturday at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. He was a Baptist, a retired school bus driver, nurseryman, and a farmer. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tommy Davis and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Nancy Thomas Stanley; four sons, Ray Morris, Jerry, Donnie, and Marshal Stanley; wives Ophalen Stanley and Shelby Stanley; great-grandson, Michael Murphy; step-daughter, Jeanette Chapman; brothers, Hobert and Claude Stanley; and a sister, Lucille Tidwell. Survivors include step-daughters, Tonya and husband Wade Youngblood of Dowelltown, Denise and husband Wayne Bogle of McMinnville, and Jennifer Kincaid of Cookeville. Grandchildren, Priscilla and husband Bobby Mingle and Chris and Dana Stanley all of Gassaway; Samantha and husband Tony Vanatta of Ringgold, Georgia, Jerry and wife Allisha Stanley of Cleveland, and Donna and husband Matthew England; Drenda Murphy and companion Basil Foutch; and Roger and wife Letta Chapman all of Smithville. Seventeen great-grandchildren, four great great grandchildren. Brothers, Robert Stanley of Smithville and Billy Stanley of Smyrna and sisters, Dean King of Smithville and Wilma Bilbrey of Nashville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Rose Robinson

Oct 23 2010

82 year old Helen Rose Robinson of Cookeville died Friday at her residence. She was a retired restaurant owner and a member of the First Baptist Church. She requested to be cremated and a memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 31st at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Georgianna Jodway LaFrinere and a sister, Dorothy Calo. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Brisco Robinson of Cookeville. One daughter, Karen and her husband Dwayne Foster of Smithville. One grandson, Kirt and Tina Boles of Australia. One granddaughter, Krysta Foster of Lebanon. Three great grandchildren, Nathan, Samuel, and Carla Boles of Australia. Two sisters, Irene Buckner and Pat Krupa both of Michigan. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to Genitiva Hospice in lieu of flowers.

Ralph Williams

Oct 23 2010

71 year old Ralph Williams of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was retired from Mark IV. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Vistitaton will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Alley and Ethel Hendrixson Williams; three brothers, Gene, Louie, and Ray Williams, and a sister, Mable Williams. Survivors include a daughter, Tammy and her husband Greg Owens of Smithville. One son, Randy Williams of Smithville, his Fiance, Clata Owens. Two grandsons, Codi Funk and Devon Owens of Smithville. One brother, J.B. Williams of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that all donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

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