Obituaries

Kenneth Muskopf

Sep 25 2014

80 year old Kenneth Muskopf of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of McMinnville. He was a Christian, a Mason, and a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran. He was also a foreman at Porcelain Industries. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Steve Puckett will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Dorothy Muskopf and a brother, Leonard "Pete" Muskopf, Jr. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory and Melissa Muskopf of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Garrett Muskopf of Smithville, and Kellen and Axyl Chalfant of Smithville. One brother, Darrell Muskopf of Illinois. A host of nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ann Marie Mulloy

Sep 25 2014

Ann Marie Mulloy, 81, of Gassaway passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 at St. Thomas Hospital.

She is survived by her Son, Randy (Nancy) Mulloy of Liberty; Daughter: Beth Powers of Gassaway; Grandchildren: Courtney Powers, Shelby and Callie Mulloy; Step Grandson: Nick (Crystal) Gristy; Step Great Grandchildren: Alyssa, Kaylee & Zachary Gristy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard J. & Ethel Pugh Kidwell.

A member of the Gassaway Church of Christ, she was a retired School Teacher for 32 years with Cannon Co. Schools. She loved to cook and read. She collected glassware and antiques.

Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sat., September 27, 2014 at Gassaway Church of Christ with Bro. John Barker officiating. Interment will follow in the Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10 am until 9 pm Friday, September 26, 2014 and 8 am until 1:15 pm Sat.

Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenny L. Rhody

Sep 25 2014
Kenny L. Rhody

49 year old Kenny L. Rhody of Smithville passed away Wednesday afternoon at his residence. Kenny was born July 26, 1965 to his parents the late Billy Rhody and June Taylor Rhody. Kenny was a former Smithville Police Officer, DeKalb County Volunteer Fireman and a DeKalb County School Board Member from 2002 until 2014. He was a member of the Smithville Church of God. Survivors include his daughter, Cora Beth Rhody of Smithville; granddaughter, Aydalyn Elizabeth Cook of Smithville; mother, June Rhody of Smithville; brother, Myron (Cindy) Rhody of Dowelltown; nephew, Colton Rhody of Smithville; 2 uncles, Jimmy Taylor of Dowelltown and Boyd Rhoady of the Green Hill Community; special cousin, Jan Taylor of Dowelltown. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Saturday, September 27 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Donnie Kelly and Jeff Armstrong officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Smithville Church of God Building Fund.

Margaret Tramel

Sep 24 2014

52 year old Margaret Tramel of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Clayton and David Tramel will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Tramel; parents, Jeff and Ollie Durham Mears; and a brother, Aubrey Mears. Survivors include a daughter, April and husband Ryan Hawkins of Readyville. One son, Travis Tramel of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Kyra Agee, Justus, Jaya, and Jaiden Tramel and Kylee Davis all of Smithville. Eight sisters, Edna Young, Florene Cox, Treva and husband Paul Hutchins, Maggie Lance, and Joyce Davis all of McMinnville, Laura Davis of Smithville, Anita and husband Joe Reed of Woodbury, and Roberta Collins of Shelbyville. Five brothers, Thomas and wife Dorothy Mears, Johnny and wife Valerie Mears, James and wife Faye Mears, Charlie Mears all of McMinnville and George Mears of Woodbury. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles (Charlie) Edward Holmes

Sep 24 2014

Charles (Charlie) Edward Holmes, 61, went home to meet the Lord on September 20, 2014 after a valiant battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones at home in Smithville, TN. He was born in East Rockaway, NY to Roy and Dorothy Holmes. He served in the United States Merchant Marines and later in the United States Army during the Vietnam War having received a Bronze Battle Star. He was a professional arborist and landscaper, and, a humanitarian who gave to many charities He loved music and enjoyed playing the drums. Charlie was a kindhearted man, well loved by friends and family. In February 2014, He moved back to Smithville to live with his sister and brother in law, in which time he was saved and was a Christian. He is survived by his only daughter, Melissa Rose Ryder, son in law, Benjamin J. Ryder; two grandsons, Triston S. Ryder and Benjamin M, Ryder; sister, Cheryl Holmes Sisk and brother in law, Bob Sisk; sister Caroline (Connie) Holmes; brother, Howard (Howie) Holmes and sister in law, Anna Holmes; and brother, Richard (Richie) Holmes. He is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews and 21 great nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife, Elaine Gagstetter and parents, Roy C. and Dorothy A. Colberg Holmes. There will be a memorial service Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1:PM at New Home Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Clayborn officiating. Visitation will be Saturday 12 until the time of the service at 1:PM at the Church. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

David Lee Watts

Sep 19 2014

75 year old David Lee Watts of McMinnville died Friday at his residence. He was a Pentecostal and a retired Dozer operator. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Webb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Watts was preceded in death by his parents, Pleas and Lucy Watts; a son, Randy Watts; three brothers, Peck, Oris, and Dewey Watts; and a sister, Mandy Watts. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Connie Watts of McMinnville. Three sons, David Scott Watts of McMinnville, Danny and wife Jennifer Watts of Liberty, and Donnie Watts of Manchester. Three daughters, Angie and husband John Womack, Loretta and husband Chris Henry all of McMinnville, and Francis and husband Ray Bell of Nashville. Ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Three brothers, Bud and wife Vicky Watts of Woodbury, Jr and wife Rosie Watts of Auburntown and John and wife Alicha Watts of Texas. Four sisters, Sue Phann of Kentucky, Linda Hamlett of Smithville, Ruth Ashford of Watertown, and Ann of Statesville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with burial expenses.

Gwin Allen Petty

Sep 17 2014

78 year old Gwin Allen Petty of Alexandria died at his residence. He was employed by Wynn's Precision Rubber. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Chaplain Barry Boggs will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from noon until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Zollie and Verda Tyree Petty and sisters, Ethel Vernon and Earline Lankford. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Peggy Petty of Alexandria. A daughter, Tyria and husband Rex Fathera of Alexandria. A grandchild, Dakota Fathera of Alexandria. Brothers and sisters, Doyle and wife Dean Petty of Franklin, Mary and husband Herman Parker of Nashville, Odell and wife Charlene Petty of Watertown, and Eleanor Myers of Carthage. Several nieces and nephews survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Johnny Cook

Sep 16 2014

92 year old Johnny Cook of Smithville died Monday at Raintree Manor. He was a self employed retired contractor and former restaurant owner. The funeral will be Saturday at noon at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Trent Colwell will officiate and burial will be in the Etter Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Cook was preceded in death by his wife, Jan Cook; parents, Minis and Roxie Conley Cook; a brother, Ray Cook; and two sisters, Jewel Cook and Doris Conrad. Survivors include eleven children, Marianne Koons and Charlie Winkle, Dianne Henderson, David and Vickie Cook all of Indiana, Janie Horvath, Johnny and Sabrisky Cook all of Smithville, Stevie and Carolyn Cook of Indiana, Randy and Angie Cook of Murfreesboro, Jerry and Tracy Cook of Florida, Johnna and Jimmy Sprague of Smithville, Jonathan Cook of Georgia and Crystal and Paul Farr of Maryland. Eighteen grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren and one sister, Iris Poore of Indiana. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Etter Cemetery fund.

William Alexander Davis, Jr.

Sep 16 2014

93 year old William Alexander Davis, Jr. of Lebanon passed away Monday morning, September 15 at his residence of an extended illness. Mr. Davis was born January 8, 1921 to his parents, the late William Alexander and Loretta Woods Davis, Sr. He was a U.S. Army WWII veteran serving in the 31st Dixie Infantry Division and was also a retired maintenance and backhoe worker. Survivors include 3 children, Butch and his wife Dana Davis of Dowelltown, Patsy and her husband Wes Harper of Madison and Bobbie O'Connor of Donelson; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 brother, Howard Davis of Donelson. Funeral services for Mr. Davis will be conducted 7:PM Monday, September 22 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jimmy Arms officiating. Graveside services and interment with Military Honors will be 3:PM Tuesday, September 23 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville. Visitation with the family will be on Monday, September 22, from 1:PM until the time of the service at 7:PM. Family and Friends will gather on Tuesday at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery for the Graveside Service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Shelia Frazier Whitford

Sep 15 2014
Shelia Frazier Whitford

60 year old Shelia Frazier Whitford of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was Distribution and Customer Service Manager for Jarden/Oster. She was also a life long member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Greg Sweeton will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. 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 1:00 p.m. Whitford was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Dorothy Lamberson Frazier and her father and mother-in-law, Eugene and Louise Whitford. Survivors include her husband, Edward Whitford of Smithville. Four daughters and sons-in-law, Samantha and Brad Curtis of Smithville. Janohn and Seth Billingsley of Sevierville, Shelia and Chad Kirby of Smithville, and Wendi and Ron Keeton of Cookeville. Twelve grandchildren whom she adored dearly, Grant, Aidan, and Mason Curtis, Samantha Brooke, Alexa and Keira Billingsley, Dallas and Brylee Kirby, Carter Cook, Seth, Hope, and Elijah Keeton. Four sisters, Martha Brown, Jane and Thomas Groom, Sue and Carl Sifford, and Mary and Emilo Barrentos all of Smithville. One brother, Billy and Buffy Frazier of Lascassas. One brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Kathy Whitford of Clarksville. Special friends, Jean Meyers and Ed Kaser. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. If you prefer to make a donation in memory of Shelia, her requests were the Smithville First Baptist Youth Group, Haven of Hope, Josiah's Closet or the Cookeville Cancer Center.

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