Obituaries

James Carl "Chigger" Paschal

Nov 19 2016

87 year old James Carl "Chigger" Paschal of Alexandria died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at his residence. He was a Baptist and US Army veteran who served in the Korean War. Mr. Paschal was owner/operator of Paschal Farm Equipment. He was a master beef producer;Tn BQA Producer; a member of the American Gelvieh Association; and American Angus Association. He was a farmer, and loved raising cattle and horses. The funeral will be Monday 1:00 PM at West Main Baptist Church. Bro. Dusty Desimone will officiate, with burial at Paschal Farm Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM, and Monday 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria and then from 12:00 noon till service time at the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents James Walter Paschal, and Loura Kent, an infant brother, sisters Louise Christian, and Katherine Hearn. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, and the love of his life Phyllis Paschal. Children Pam (Aaron) Huddelston, Sharon Paschal, and Ron (Tina) Paschal all of Alexandria, and Lanee (Terry) Young of Mt Juliet. Grandchildren Brandon (Lauren) Huddleston of Port Orange, Fl., Beth (Aaron) Eakes, Lincoln (Amy) Young, Whitney (Hunter) Wharton all of Mt Juliet. Justin Paschal of Alexandria, and Jessica (Sean) Leiser of Lascassas. He is also survived by 8 Great Grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations may be made to the American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria Tn. is in charge of the arrangements.

Jim Cunningham, Sr.

Nov 17 2016
Jim Cunningham, Sr.

65 year old Jim Cunningham, Sr. of the Johnson Chapel Community in Sparta died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a Baptist and owner of Smithport Cabinet Company. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Cory Price, John Cunningham, Danny Parker, and Alton Colwell will officiate and burial will be in the Old Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Eugene and Pauline Cunningham. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Laverne Luna Cunningham of Sparta. One daughter, Renee Cunningham of Sparta. Three sons, Bruce and Sherrill Cunningham of Smithville, Gene Cunningham, and John and Rebecca Ann Cunningham all of Sparta. Seven grandchildren, Gene Cunningham of Sparta, Traci Cunningham of Smithville, Josh and Amanda Cunningham of Sparta, Rachel Cunningham of Smithville, Kevin Cunningham of Sparta, Chelsie and Kenneth Colwell of Smithville, and Meagan Cunningham of Smithville. Eleven great grandchildren, Skyler, Paityn, Addison, Illa, Gemma, Gabriel, Carsen, Layla, Paisley, Asnley, and baby to be. Three brothers, Lester and Barbara Cunningham of Sparta, George and Martha Cunningham of Smithville, and Robert Cunningham of Sparta. Three sisters, Janice and Harold Dodson, Linda and Jim Michetti, and Treva and David Timmons all of Sparta. Special friends, Randy Caplinger, Dan Evans, John Daniels, Dan Jose, Dennis Hughes, Skip Dean, Billy Lackey, and Harold Lewis Luna. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Raymond

Nov 16 2016
Helen Raymond

89 year old Helen Raymond of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a member of the Mt. Hope The Baptist Church and retired owner and operator of Helen's Beauty Shop. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Garry McBride and Frank Randolph will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall Andrew and Belle Jones West; husband, B.L. Raymond; two brothers, Edwin and Myrtis West; five sisters, Margie Jones, Ruth Melton, Frances Pirtle, Lue Redmon, and Vilda Young. Survivors include a son, Earl Raymond of Smithville. Two grandsons, Brian and Kristin Raymond of Kentucky and Adam and Amy Raymond of Smithville. Seven great grandchildren, Katherine Little, Allison Collier, and Julia Little,Thomas and Brianna Raymond of Kentucky and Aniston and Alexis Raymond of Smithville. One sister, Jo Ann and Clyde Smithson of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews, special caregivers Carolyn Dyer, Kathy Byford, and Karla Fischbach. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, please make donations to the Jefferson Cemetery.

Evelyn Getav Griffin

Nov 16 2016
Evelyn Getav Griffin

84 year old Evelyn Getav Griffin of Smithville died Tuesday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was owner of Griffin's Fruit Market and a member of the Johnson's Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Gary Farris and Kyle Anderson will officiate and burial will be in the Johnson's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Griffin; parents, James and Callie Jackson Looney; six sisters, Edith Cantrell, Mary Lou Robinson, Audie Maynard, Sally Cantrell, Pauline Billings, and Bill Maynard; and two brothers, James Reece Looney and Wilburn Looney. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer and husband Joe Mitchell of Smithville. Granddaughter, Kallie and husband Holden Hood of Georgia. Great grandson, Caleb Hood of Georgia and a host of nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronald Eugene West

Nov 15 2016

62 year old Ronald Eugene West of Smyrna died Monday at TriStar Stone Crest in Smyrna. He was a Baptist and a former Pit Crew Member of Nascar Driver, Chad Chaffin. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Dale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Eugene West and Aretta Livonia Russell West; brother, Freddie Glenn West; grandparents, Dewey and Frances Russell, Forrest and Harriet West. Survivors include two brothers, Larry and wife Brenda West of Bellevue and Michael West of Smithville. A sister, Carol Puckett of Smyrna. Wife, Debbie West of Smyrna and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Shriners.

Tammy Renae Greco

Nov 14 2016
Tammy Renae Greco

46 year old Tammy Renae Greco of Smithville died Saturday at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was a member of the First Assembly of God and she was a nurse at the Family Medical Center. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald McCormack and a brother-in-law, Chuck Canady. Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Danny Greco; a son, Christian Greco; and a daughter, Shelby Greco all of Smithville. Two brothers, Donnie and Melissa McCormack of Ripley and Joe and Michelle McCormack of Watertown. A sister, Melissa Canady of Dyersburg. Mother, Brenda Hart of Dyersburg. Mother and step-father in-law, Charlotte and Michael Nadeau of Florida. Father and step-mother in-law, John and Zenny Greco of Arizona. Sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Shawn McFay of Texas and brother-in-law, Kevin Greco of Arizona. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Vennie Sue LeDuc

Nov 11 2016

Vennie Sue LeDuc, age 57, Concordia resident, died, Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at her residence in Concordia. She was born March 23, 1959 in Washington, Kansas to James Dean and Eleana Francis (Alcorn) Woods.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her 2 sons, Eric and James Steven LeDuc of Concordia, KS; 2 brothers, James (Jimmy) Woods (Vickie), Alexandria, TN., Mike Woods (Lisa), Concordia, KS., and 3 grandchildren, Madison Hamilton, Sophie and Aiden LeDuc.

Vennie was preceded in death by her parents.

Her family has honored her request to be cremated. Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 17th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Upper Helton Baptist Church (218 Upper Helton Rd) in Alexandria, Tennessee.

This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Lesley Eugene (Gene) Russell

Nov 10 2016
Mr. Lesley Eugene (Gene) Russell

Mr. Lesley Eugene (Gene) Russell age 94 of McMinnville, TN died Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Raintree Manor Nursing Center in McMinnville, TN. He was born June 30, 1922 in DeKalb County, TN, and served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Gene was a retired farmer and former employee of Ben Lomand Cooperative, and a member of Mount Hope The Baptist Church. Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his parents John Taylor and Maggie Ella West Russell, wife of 68 years Mavaneen Russell, and sisters Louvella Adcock Jones and Anna Ruth Barnes.

Survivors include his children Darrell (Barbara) Russell, Kenneth (Joan) Russell, and Jenene Russell Steele and husband Nick, grandchildren Anissa Russell Webster and husband Tim, Ben Steele, Taylor (Dustin) Stoetzel, and Emily Russell, great-grandchildren Jacob Webster, Luke Webster, Tyler Steele, Micah Webster, Kaitlyn Steele, Ezra Stoetzel, and Hudson Webster, brother Tom Russell and special family friends Billy Jack and Alice Barnes . Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be at 11 A.M. Saturday, November 12, 2016, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Garry McBride will officiate. Interment will follow at Jefferson Cemetery in DeKalb County, TN, with Elder Dwight Knowles officiating at the graveside. The Russell Family will receive friends Friday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Saturday from 8 A.M. until the time of service at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Genevieve Billings Vickers

Nov 8 2016

Genevieve Billings Vickers age 89 of Smithville, passed away Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at her residence of an extended illness. She was born December 22, 1926 to her parents, the late Charlie and Ollie Pack Billings. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Doris Vickers. Ms. Genevieve was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, Avon Sales Lady, former secretary with the Corp of Engineers and Smithville Electric and worked part-time at Sligo Boat Dock. Survivors include her son, Jimmie D. "Butch" Vickers, Jr. and wife, Sandra of Smithville; 3 grandchildren, Cory Vickers, Tisha Burns and Melanie Johnston; 2 great-grandchildren, Dylan Burns and Hannah Groshon; caregivers, Linda Thomas, Linda Knowles, Ashley Perry and Vickie Dial. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bill Robertson officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 1:PM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Smithville First Baptist Church, Lighthouse Christian Camp or to the charity of your choice, in memory of Ms. Genevieve. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Hale

Nov 7 2016
Willie Hale

Willie Hale age 61 of Smithville, passed away November 2, 2016 in Jamestown, Kentucky. He was born October 17, 1955 in Nashville, to his parents, the late Clyde B. and Lucille S. Hale. He was a former employee of the DeKalb Co. Sherriff’s Dept. and SW Manufacturing. Survivors include 2 children, Crystal (Eric) White of McMinnville and Jenny (Travis) Menix of Jamestown, KY; 6 grandchildren, Austin Hale and Hunter Pinkard both of Smithville, Elijah and Levi Menix both of Jamestown, KY and Brittney Pinkard. 2 brothers, Ronald (Christie) Hale of Smithville and Bobby (Margie) Hale of Nashville and special friend, Mark Pedigo of Smithville. There will be a graveside memorial service 2:PM Sunday, November 13, 2016 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Shannon Cantrell officiating. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel

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