Obituaries

Phyllis Carol Goldizen

Nov 21 2008

76 year old Phyllis Carol Goldizen of Sparta died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Bob Goldizen. Four daughters, Phyllis and her husband Stephen Schwing, Becky and her husband Earl Hibbard, Bridgett and her husband Junior Roak, and Wanda and her husband Bill Wilymacky. Two sons, Mike and his wife Debbie Goldizen and Bobby and his wife Lynn Goldizen. Sixteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has chosen direct cremation.

Vickie Ann Bain Herndon

Nov 20 2008

46 year old Vickie Ann Bain Herndon died Tuesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. She was born in DeKalb County. Herndon was also a garment factory worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Javin Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall Turney Bain and Emmie Lawson Bain and an infant daughter, Misty Dawn Clark. Survivors include her husband, James David Roberts of Carthage. A sister, Tammie Powell of Carthage. A brother-in-law, James Earl Roberts of Carthage. A nephew, James Lee Roberts. Aunts, Shirley and her husband James E. Hale of Liberty and Carolyn and her husband Jerry Braswell of Dibrell. Uncles, Jerry and his wife Debbie Bain and David and his wife Sandra Bain all of Smithville. Uncles and aunts, Robert and his wife Ula Presley of Dibrell, Christine and her husband Willie Murphy and Toy and his wife Faye Lawson all of Liberty, and Charlie Matheeny of Nashville. Her mother-in-law, Margaret Roberts of Carthage. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the family at Anderson Funeral Home.

Mollie "Mamie Cile" Lucille Self

Nov 20 2008

95 year old Mollie "Mamie Cile" Lucille Self of Alexandria died Wednesday at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville. She was born in DeKalb County, a retired cook for Metro Nashville Schools, and a member of the Linwood Pentecostal Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Danny Hunt, Cory Turner, Roger Grisham, and Walter George will officiate and burial will be in the Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Fitts and Susie McBride Fitts; her husbands, Denton Neal and Charlie Self. Four sisters and a brother also preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters, Annie and her husband Bratten Turner of Alexandria and Ina and her husband Foster Moore of Lebanon. A step-son, Robert and his wife Barbara Self of Smithville. A step-daughter, Irene Koesis of Tampa, Florida. Seven grandchildren, two step grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren, and fourteen great great grandchildren. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Etta Dean Rankhorn

Nov 19 2008

77 year old Mary Etta Dean Rankhorn of Smithville died Tuesday at Centennial Medical Center. She was a retired cook at DeKalb Middle School where she worked for 26 years. She was also a member of the New Union Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at New Union Baptist Church. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Garry McBride will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home and on Friday from 10:00 a.m.until 11:00 a.m. at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Quitman and Lorene Williamson Keathley; her husband, Shadie Rankhorn; one son, Earl Dean Rankhorn; and a brother, Payton Hugene Keathley. She is survived by a daughter, Rhonda Rankhorn and a son, Jeff Rankhorn, both of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Shalimar Newport and Jacob Rankhorn. Three great grandchildren, LeAnna and Isaac Newport and Shiley Rankhorn all of Rock Island. Two brothers, Carson Keathley of McMinnville and M.C. Keathley of Louisiana. One special cousin, Pilcher Roller of Alabama. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eula Chisam Cantrell

Nov 18 2008

90 year old Eula Chisam Cantrell of Smithville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church and a former member of the First Baptist Church at Old Hickory. She was also a member of the women's quilting circle at New Union Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Anthony Pelham and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ed Nicholas and Nancy Melvina Fisha Chisam and a sister, Hazel Chisam. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Willie Atwood Cantrell of Smithville. Daughters, Nancy Cantrell and her husband Jack Redden of Hermitage, Jeane Carver and her husband Rick Norvell of Nashville, and Joanie Cantrell and her husband Gary Breshears of Mount Juliet. Grandchildren, Ronald Todd Jackson, Cale Paxton Carver, and Ellen Kate Norvell. A sister, Gladys Ray Cope of Smithville and a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law, Helen and Herman Roller of Rock Island. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Issac Kane Pedigo Williams

Nov 17 2008

Issac Kane Pedigo Williams, infant son of Joey and Brooke Williams of Smithville, died Monday at Centennial Medical Center. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The child was preceded in death by his great grandfathers, James Pedigo and Roy Cook. In addition to his parents, the child is survived by a twin brother, Aidan Evans Williams. Grandparents, Lisa Rhody of Smithville. James and Robin Pedigo of Cookeville, Juanita Williams of Tuskeegee, Alabama, Billy Joyce Webster, and Carolyn Clore of Cookeville. Great grandmother, Hazel Cook of Lebanon. An aunt, Whitley Rhody of Smithville. An uncle, D.J. Clore of Cookeville. Cousins, Sydney Popovic of Smithville and Dale Clore, Jr. A aunt, Becky Fante of Cookeville. Godmothers, Angel and Ashley Cook of Nashville. Special cousins, Mariah, Kevon, Shawn, Jay, Jaylee, Devonte, Lexi, Aaron, and Abby. Special friend, Claudie Odom of Cookeville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home in memory of Isaac to help the family with funeral expenses.

Orvil Lee Jones

Nov 17 2008

85 year old Orvil Lee Jones of Smithville died Sunday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a Tool and Die worker and a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tenie and Inez Jones; two sons, Ted and Eddie Jones; two sisters, Carrie Moore and Frances McClain; and two brothers, Clarence and Shirley Jones. He is survived by his wife, Inez Rowland Jones of Smithville. One daughter, Linda and her husband Ralph Blazek of Michigan. Four grandchildren, Lisa and Greg Jones both of McMinnville and Steve and Jeff Blazek both of Michigan. Five great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Julie Lynn Foster

Nov 16 2008

44 year old Julie Lynn Foster of Hermitage died Friday. She was an employee of the U.S. Post Office at Hermitage. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Hermitage Funeral Home. Harry Middleton and Neil Pennycuff will officiate and burial will be in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from noon until the time of the service at Hermitage Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dave Foster, Sr. and George and Jeanne Turner. Survivors include her father, Dave and his wife Carol Foster and her mother, Mary Lynn Glynn. A son, Noah Foster. A brother, Michael and his wife Lisa. Nephews, Timothy and Jonathan Foster and his grandmother, Oline Foster. Hermitage Funeral Home at Old Hickory is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Josie Maxwell

Nov 15 2008

92 year old Josie Maxwell of Florida and formerly of McMinnville died Friday in Lecanto, Florida of an extended illness. She was born in DeKalb County. Maxwell was also a homemaker. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gardens of Memory in Smartt, Tennessee. John Pennington will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix and Josie Greer Pack; her husband, Grady M. Maxwell; and four sisters and three brothers. Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Prentice and Dagmar Maxwell of Beverly Hills, Florida; Grady and Mary Ann Maxwell of Warner Robbins, Georgia; Larry and Frances Maxwell of Manchester; and Ted Maxwell and Margie Walker of Poinciana, Florida. Seven grandchildren, Terri Yorke of Denver, Colorado; Morakort Heyl of Houston, Texas; Veronica Maxwell of Denver, Colorado; Sean Maxwell of Bowie, Maryland; Tracy Hartung of Hughesville, Maryland; Brian Maxwell of Westmoreland; and Mary Ferrell of Manchester. Eleven great grandchildren survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation.

Pauline Fish

Nov 15 2008

71 year old Pauline Fish of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Covenant Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason and Bryan Koegler will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marlin Fish; a son, Michael Fish; a grandson, Billy Clark, Jr.; sisters, Vergie Boswell and Letha Phelps; her father, Lonsey Ray Silcox; and her mother, Lula Mae Sadler. Survivors include three daughters, Janice and her husband David Stewart, Tanna and her husband Jerry Redmon, and Judy Fish all of Smithville. Two sons, Danny "Speedy" Fish of Smithville and Jerry and his wife Judy Fish of Dowelltown. Special friends, James Fisher and Regina Menchaca both of Smithville. Grandchildren, Paula Stewart, D.J. and Megan Stewart, Bryan and Nikki Clark, Joseph and Rena Clark, Danny and Nicole Fish, Brandy Fish, Kayla Fish, and Josh Redmon all of Smithville, Danielle and Cory Bowling of Elizabethton, Jeremy Fish of Nashville, and Jill Clark of Florida. Eight great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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