Obituaries

Steven Wayne “Mugs” Herron

Dec 2 2014

Funeral services for Steven Wayne “Mugs” Herron, 58, of Baxter will be held Tuesday, December 2 at 11 am in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Gantt officiating. Burial will follow in Boiling Springs Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday 5 pm to 9 pm and Tuesday 9 am until time of services at the funeral home.

Mr. Herron passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at DeKalb County Hospital in Smithville.

He was born September 19, 1956 in Delaware County, Indiana to the late Talmadge “Bye” Herron and Margie Goff Herron.

Mr. Herron was a logger.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Debra Dyer; grandson, Kaden Herron and his father-in-law Ronald Gantt.

He is survived by his wife, Tereasa Diane Gantt Herron of Baxter; three daughters, Beth Nash and husband Richard of Sparta, Rachael Croom and husband KC, and Ashley Herron all of Cookeville; one granddaughter, Bailey Nash of Sparta; three grandsons, Mason Nash of Sparta, Logan Croom and Elias White of Cookeville; four sisters, Joann Lafever and husband Robert of Baxter, Susie Simmons and husband Charles of Cookeville, Darlene Burch and husband Larry of Smithville, Linda Maynard and husband Jimmy of Baxter; his mother-in-law, Aline Gantt of Baxter and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Presley Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

George A. Colgan

Nov 30 2014

86 year old George A. Colgan of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He worked for the Red Cross and ASPCA. He was a Kmart executive and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ida Colgan, Jr.; his wife, Brenda Blair Colgan; and a sister, Jane and husband Bob Hoerger. Survivors include a daughter, Kerri and husband Neal Wait of Minnesota. Three sons, Keel Colgan of Baltimore, Trace and wife Vivian Colgan of Florida, and Crede and wife Carina Colgan of Smithville. A step-son, Scott and wife Tammy Turner of Smithville. Nine grandchildren. One niece, Kathy Compton. Mother of his children, Helen Matthews of North Carolina. Special caregivers, Deanna Brooks, Elizabeth Smith, and April Hale. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the DeKalb County Animal Coalition.

Delmar Glen Nokes

Nov 29 2014

Delmar Glen Nokes, age 59 died Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014 at Stones River Hospital E/R. He was a native of Cannon County.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lori Rigsby Nokes of Short Mountain Community; Children, Toby Reece Nokes of Smithville & Brock Gabriel (Jennifer) Nokes of Buffalo Valley; Grandchildren, Jayde, Tayvian, Desmond, Lindsey, Justice, Alivia, Alexis, & Paige Nokes; Sister, Vicky Jones of Murfreesboro; and Brother, Wade Nokes of Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death his parents, Dorothy Cope Nokes & Delmar Truman Nokes; and brothers, Mike Woods & Timothy "Alb" Nokes.

Mr. Nokes was a member of the House of Prayer and was retired from Carrier & Nokes Martial Arts for 15 years. He was a national member of WADO-RYU Association.

Memorial service will be 2 PM Sunday, November 30, 2014 with Bro. B.J. Thomason officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 12-2 PM Sunday, November 30, 2014.

Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

James Edward Sandlin

Nov 28 2014

James Edward Sandlin age 81 of Watertown died Thursday evening, Nov. 27, 2014 at Kindred Health Care in Carthage. He was the son of the late Olvie and Willie Hale Sandlin and was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Elizabeth Sutton. James was a graduate of Liberty High School and was a carpenter. He is survived by a sister, Eva Nash of Chapel Hill; 3 nieces, Gayle (Ronnie) Boles of Brush Creek, Brenda (John) Ivy and Debra Wesson both of Chapel Hill; 4 great nieces and 2 great nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at the Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be from Noon till service time on Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home.

Louvelle Anderson

Nov 28 2014

Louvelle Anderson age 79 of Liberty passed away Friday November 28, 2014 at the Woodbury Health & Rehab. She was the daughter of the late Tom and Elsie Bennett White. She was a retired CNA and member of Prosperity Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband James Anderson; Daughter: Doris Ann Riddle and Brother: TJ White. Funeral Services will be held 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Thurman Seber officiating and burial to follow in the Anderson Cemetery in Cottage Home. Visitation with the family will be held Saturday 2:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of the service at 2:PM. Survivors include son Garry (Lori) Anderson of Liberty; 6 Grandchildren: James Garry Anderson Jr., Michael Lynn Anderson of Liberty, Jamie (Holly) Anderson of Smithville, Shannon (Jessica) Anderson, Jerry (Jaya) Harwell and Tosha (Tommy) Maynard all of Smithville; 9 Great-grandchildren; Sisters: Billie Joyce Webster, Jo Dean Redmon and Jewell Tate all of Smithville; Special friends, Sue Lassiter and David Graul. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Darrell Knowles

Nov 25 2014

Darrell Knowles age 43 of Smithville passed away Sunday evening in Smithville. Darrell was born April 4, 1971 to his parents, the late Jimmy Knowles and Linda Faye Neal Knowles. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Woodrow and Lorene Knowles and maternal grandparents, Clarence and Lillian Hale Neal. Darrell was a Tennessee State Trooper for 11 years, and was working in Heat & Air and Electrical. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Trinity Assembly in Algood. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Knowles of Smithville; 4 children, Breanna and Britney Knowles of Smyrna and Alexis and Hunter Hawkins of Smithville; mother, Linda Faye Knowles of Smithville; 2 sisters, Becky Knowles and Sharron Kay Skinner of Smithville; Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; mother-in-law, Tammie Sue McBride; father-in-law, Steve and Meredith Summers; brother-in-law, Jessie Summers all of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Friday, November 28, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Donnie Kelly, David Kilgore, Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2: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.

Doris Terrell Crook

Nov 23 2014

Doris Terrell Crook passed away at DeKalb Community Hospital on November 23, 2014, at the age of 84.

Doris was the third child of Robert and Lucille Herndon. She is preceded in death by her father Robert R. Herndon and her mother Lucille Herndon; her husband Bernice E. Terrell, father of her two sons David R. and Terry W. Terrell; her husband W.C. Crook; her son Terry W. Terrell; and her brothers James C. and Russell Herndon.

She is survived by her son David R. Terrell (Vicky) of Smithville, TN; grandchildren Justin H. Terrell (Emily) of Fairburn, GA, Roth Terrell (Jessica) of Smithville, TN, Julie Puryear (Charles) of Memphis, TN, and John Terrell of Chattanooga, TN; great grandchildren Kate Puryear of Memphis, TN, and Sadie Lynn Terrell of Fairburn, GA; and a host of other relatives.

In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was a loyal friend to many. Her faithful caregiver and friend for many years was Christine Bain of Smithville, TN.

Her later years were spent as a very active family member of the Webb House Assisted Living in Smithville, TN.

As a Christian by faith, she was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church for more than 70 years, and she served on the nursery and friendship committees for many years.

Dr. Justin H. Terrell will be officiating. The service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be held on Monday, from 2-8 pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Tuesday from 10 am until the service time at 11 am at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be given to the Smithville First Baptist Church TV ministry.

Anthony Wayne Wright

Nov 23 2014

45 year old Anthony Wayne Wright of Dowelltown died Sunday morning at his residence. He was a member and Deacon at the Calvary Baptist Church and a Lieutenant in the Smithville Fire Department for 23 years. He was employed at Bridgestone. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. B.J. Thomason and Jason Lohorn will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Wright was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Bing Wright; grandparents, Hershel and Pearl Wright and Dub and Doris Bing. Survivors include his wife, Jamie Wimberly Wright and two sons, Seth Ashton Wright and Cole Grayson Wright all of Dowelltown. Father and stepmother, Eugene and Darlene Wright of Hendersonville. Brother, Michael Wright of Smithville. Special aunt and uncle, Bill and Sue Higham of Smithville. Mother-in-law, Queda Hawkins Ferrell of Smithville. Father-in-law, James Wimberly of Woodbury. Sisters-in-law, Michelle Bailey of Woodbury and Debbie Gaither of Smyrna. Several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins along with friends at the Calvary Baptist Church, Smithville Fire Department, and other special friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.

Donna Ruth Hutchings

Nov 21 2014

76 year old Donna Ruth Hutchings died Wednesday at her son's home in San Tan Valley, Arizona. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Rickman will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery in White County. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, "Baby Dennie" and her parents, Dennis and Julia Hutchings. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Edward York, III and Debra and a granddaughter, Victoria Rios of San Tan Valley, Arizona. A brother and sister-in-law, Charles Ronald and Joyce Hutchings of Sterling Heights, Michigan. She is also survived by three aunts, Jeffy Turner of Sparta, Helen Judkins-Faul of Shelby Twp, Michigan and Robbie Young of Smithville. Two uncles, Claude Billings of Sparta and Rodney Faul of Shelby Twp, Michigan. Nieces Jill Hutchings-Robinson and Joey Hutchings of Michigan. Great nephew and great niece, Robby and Caroline Robinson of Michigan and many cousins and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Billie Ruth Hooper

Nov 21 2014

84 year old Billie Ruth Hooper of Smithville died Friday at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan will officiate and burial will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Hooper was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Clifford and Ocie Lee Pinegar Webb; and her husband, Harry Hooper. Survivors include two daughters, Brenda and husband Henry Roberson and Kathy and husband David Hendrixson; and one son, Tommy Hooper all of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Sondja McLaughin of Smithville, Christy and Mark Steel of Cookeville, and Gregory and Kayla Hooper of Dibrell. Five great grandchildren, Jacklyne McLaughin, and Mylee Markum both of Smithville, Anna Lynn Steel of Cookeville, and Cloe and Lexie Hooper both of Dibrell. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Marlys Hooper of California, T.M.. and Juanita Hooper and Billy and Mary Jane Hooper all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

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