Obituaries

Robert Crisp

Mar 17 2018
Robert Crisp

ROBERT CRISP, age 76 of the Forbus Community near Jamestown, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his Home. The funeral Service will be Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel in Jamestown. Burial will follow in the CUSH UPCHURCH CEMETERY in the Red Hill Community. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Jennings Funeral Homes Chapel in Jamestown.

Mr. Crisp was a former State Trooper for the Tennessee Highway Patrol who once worked in DeKalb County.

He is survived by his:

Wife, KATHY (ABBOTT) CRISP

Son, ROBERT ALLEN CRISP, JR. and wife SHAWN

Daughter, RHONDA POTTER

Grandchildren, ROBERT, BRADLEY, PAIGE & MATTHEW

A HOST OF GREAT- GRANDCHILDREN, OTHER FAMILY & FRIENDS

Sisters, RUBY SEWELL and MARY HUDDLESTON and husband CHARLES

Brothers, JESSE CRISP and wife BETTY, and JERRY CRISP and wife TERESA

He is preceded in death by his:

Father-GEORGE C. CRISP

Mother-DELMA VERTIE (MATTHEWS) CRISP

Daughter-CHARLOTTE LYNN CALDWELL

Sisters-PAULINE REPP and FAYE HINDS

Jennings Funeral Homes of Jamestown is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeremiah Dan Christensen

Mar 15 2018
Jeremiah Dan Christensen

Jeremiah Dan Christensen, age 35, of Smyrna passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Celebration of Life will be 10:00am Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, TN. Steve Howell will officiate. Interment will follow in Salem Cemetery, Liberty, TN.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Rowland Christensen, parents, Dan and Elizabeth Christensen of Smyrna, brother, Josiah Christensen (Becky) of LaVergne, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mitchell and Debra Rowland of Liberty, sister-in-law, Ashley Rowland (Michael Jenkins) of Chattanooga, nephew and nieces, Elijah Christensen, Eliana Christensen and Emma Rowland.

Jerry was a member of the Experience Community and loved his time with Nationwide Studios as a color specialist before becoming a data collector with PPG Paints at Nissan in Smyrna. He had a passion for the outdoors especially hiking.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in his memory.

Visitation will be from 4:00 until 8:00pm Friday, March 16, 2018 at Woodfin Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, TN. 615-893-5151. www.woodfinchapel.com

Daniel Lee Mayo

Mar 14 2018
Daniel Lee Mayo

Daniel Lee Mayo of Smithville was born May 19, 1970 to his parents, Dave, Jr and Joyce Linder Mayo and he passed away in Rock Island, TN. He was a construction worker. At the time of his passing he was survived by his wife, Janet Mayo of Celina; daughter, Kelly Danielle (John) Licht of McMinnville; grandson, Zaden Alexavier Licht; father, Dave Mayo, Jr.; mother, Joyce Linder Mayo, who passed away on April 11, 2017; brothers, Michael and Greg Mayo both of Smithville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. The will be a Memorial Service celebrating Daniel's life on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 4 PM at the Harvest Time Church, located just off Tabernacle Road in Smithville with Bro. Robert Page officiating. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Rick Gesegnet, Jr.

Mar 14 2018
Rick Gesegnet, Jr.

Rick Gesegnet, Jr. age 61 of Smithville passed away Tuesday night, March 13, 2018 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He was born May 5, 1956 in Buffalo, NY to his parents, Patricia Ann Fekete and the late Richard Gesegnet, Sr. He was a Vietnam U. S. Army Veteran serving in Vietnam, a construction worker, member of the Smithville First Baptist Church and a lifetime member of the NRA. He is survived by his wife, Becky Gesegnet of Smithville; 2 daughters, Joanne (Phillip) Gilley of Deer Lodge, TN and Christina (Patrick) Murphy of Smithville; 6 grandchildren; mother, Pat Fekete of Sarasota, FL and 1 brother, Daniel Gesegnet of Sarasota, FL. Rick's request was to be cremated and there will be a Memorial Service held Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Smithville First Baptist Church, Activities Building with Bro. Chad Ramsey officiating. The family will receive friends form 9:AM until the time of the service at 10 AM at the Activities Building of First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lizzie Lou Owens

Mar 14 2018

Lizzie Lou Owens age 67 of Alexandria, died Sunday, March 11, 2018 at her residence. Born March 17, 1950 in Blackwater, KY, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Retha Sharp Owens. She is survived by her niece, Tracy Owens of Alexandria; brothers, Henry Owens of Corbin, KY and Kenneth Owens of Smithville; sister, Letha Price of Portage, IN; nieces and nephews, Heather Owens, Tim Price, Pat Olson, Michelle Curtis; great nephew, Lewis Owens of Corbin,KY; other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Lizzie had requested cremation and the family will hold a time of remembrance at a later date. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Renee Roller Grizzle

Mar 14 2018

Sarah Renee Roller Grizzle age 45 of Murfreesboro and a native of DeKalb County, passed away Tuesday morning, March 13, 2018. She was born October 19, 1972 to her parents, Fred and Shirley Stewart Roller. She was preceded in death by 1 nephew, Josh Reece. Sarah attended the Kingdom of Jesus Church. She is survived by her companion, Scotty Grizzle of Murfreesboro; 4 children, Kyra Shaday Wood of Nashville, Dallas Glenn Roller, Sadey Renee Grizzle and Henry Slade Grizzle all of Murfreesboro; 1 granddaughter, Kaleighn Richardson; Mother, Shirley Roller of Florida; father, Fred Roller of Rock Island; 2 sisters, Glenda (Jame) Hale of Liberty, Shelia Chapman of Smithville; 3 brothers, John (Michele) Roller of Smithville, Donnie (Jennifer) Roller of Smithville and Ronnie Roller of McMinnville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Thursday, March 15, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Glenn Chapman officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 2 PM until 8 PM and Thursday 10 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kyle Russell Hill

Mar 13 2018
Kyle Russell Hill

43 year old Kyle Russell Hill of Cresco, Iowa passed away Saturday at his residence in Iowa. He was a Pentecostal and he spent 20 years in the Tool & Die occupation. The funeral will be Tuesday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Billy Hale and Jonathan Willoughby will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Hill was preceded in death by his father, Donald Hill; his paternal grandparents, Jack and Eva Hendrixson Hill; and his maternal grandparents, Chuck and N.A. Ervin Tramel. Survivors include his mother, Brenda Hill Stewart; a daughter, Kyleigh Hill; a brother, Craig Hill; aunts and uncle, Polly Hill, Faye Hendrix, and Wayne and Vivian Hill all of Smithville. Cousins, Dava and Russell Pedigo, Terra and Tad Turner, and Tiffany Hendrixson all of Smithville, Dustin and Tanetta Hendrix of Sparta, and Debbie and Stan Hardaway of Gallatin. Many family and close friends in Tennessee and Iowa also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, please make donations to the Lighthouse Christian Camp.

Walter Ray (Tiny) Pedigo

Mar 12 2018

71 year old Walter Ray (Tiny) Pedigo of Smithville passed away Sunday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Murphy and Brad Murphy will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the funeral at 1 p.m. Pedigo was preceded in death by his parents, Toy and Trudie Parsley Pedigo; five brothers, Floyce Pedigo, Elmo Pedigo, Cordell Pedigo, James Pedigo, and Leo Pedigo; and four sisters, Willie Cantrell, Evelyn Sandlin, Myrtle Stanley, and Mandy Vaughn. He is survived by a brother, Clarence Pedigo; children, Trudie and Greg Matthews and Teresa and Micah Murphy; step children, Ann Lattimore, Robert Cox, Phyllis and Eddie Walker, and Joe and Tammy Cox, Chris Cox, Brenda Bratcher, and Martha and George Cunningham; grandchildren, Darren Murphy, Erica Murphy, Austin McCoy, Christian Matthews, and Zachary Matthews; and a great granddaughter, Audrey Ackerson all of Smithville. Several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mr. Pedigo to help with burial expenses.

Billy G. Cantrell

Mar 12 2018
Billy G. Cantrell

Mr. Billy G. Cantrell age 76 of the Belk Community of DeKalb County, passed away Sunday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born August 25, 1941 to his parents, the late Horace and Euna Young Cantrell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters, Effie Head, Jeffie Humphrey, Ressie Taylor, Ruth Binkley, Fate, Arlie, James, Leslie, Horace Jr., Doris, Gentry, Charlie and Elzie Cantrell. Billy was a member of the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church and attended the New Union The Baptist Church and retired from Federal Mogul. Billy is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda Graham Cantrell of Smithville; 3 children, Bobby Cantrell of Smithville, Donna (Phillip) Summerford of Smithville and Darryl (Rachel) Cantrell of McMinnville; 5 grandchildren, Hope, Hailey, Hannah, Mari and Ethan Cantrell; 1 sister, Ethel Redmon of McMinnville; 1 brother, Dennie Cantrell of McMinnville; 3 sisters-in-law, Maureen Cantrell, Jean Cantrell and Helen Whitman all of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Phillip Summerford and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in New Union Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 4 PM until 8 PM and Wednesday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Cathy May Yount

Mar 8 2018
Cathy May Yount

Cathy May Yount age 54 of Smithville, passed away Wednesday morning, March 7, 2018 at her residence. She was born September 5, 1963 to her parents, the late Frank and Barbara Ann Wessel Haddock. Cathy attended the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Lebanon as a child growing up and she was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Ricky Yount of Smithville; daughter, Brittany Haddock of Monterey; 2 sons, Jonathan Haddock of Watertown and Josh Lawson of Monterey; brother, Frank "Speedy" Haddock of Gordonsville; 2 sisters, Becky (Randy) Likens of Lebanon and Teresa Gail (David) Mofield of Alexandria; special friend, Sabrina Lattimore of Smithville and several nieces and nephews also survive. Cathy's request was to be cremated and there will be a memorial visitation held Friday, March 9, 2018 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel from 1 PM until 4 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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