73 year old Sherry Gayle Cripps of Alexandria died Wednesday at St Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. She was a member of the Upper Helton Baptist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Thurman Seber and Jimmy Arms will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from noon until 8 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Luther and Ocie McBride; parents, Robert J. Smith and Wilma McBride; and a great grandson, Noah John Roth. Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Jerry Cripps of Alexandria. Children, David and his wife Deborah Cripps of Alexandria and Lisa Cripps and her fiancé Chuck Parker of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Daniel Cripps; Ashley and husband Caleb Roth, and Amanda and husband Mark McAfee all of Alexandria, and Nicholas and wife Christian Underhill of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ezra Roth. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Upper Helton Baptist Church Youth Group. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
75 year old Rosie Lee Braswell of Smithville died Tuesday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Solid Rock Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jerry Braswell will officiate and burial will be in the Braswell Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Dixie Ann Bookout Watson; son, Rickie Braswell; great granddaughter, Nevaeh Braswell; two brothers, Robert Watson and Bill Watson;four sisters, Sara Hall, Dorothy Sherrill, Marie Buckner, and Lilly Watson. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Jerry Braswell of Smithville. Son, Jackie and Linda Braswell of Sparta. Eight grandchildren, Dava Bennett of Smithville, Misty Braswell of Florida, Amy Riggs of Smyrna, Jacob Braswell of Sparta, Brandon Atnip of Smithville, Rena Gregg of Florida, Billy Lynch of Florida, and David Lynch of Florida. Eleven great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Rickey Wayne Murphy age 36 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning, December 15, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born April 2, 1980 to his parents, the late Rickey E. and Minnie O. Thomas Murphy. He was disabled and affiliated with the Dowelltown Baptist Church. Survivors include his fiancé, Michelle Anderson of Smithville; 4 children, Anthony Dewayne Murphy, Tiffany Anderson (Lou Chabarria), Joshua Anderson (Brittany Bogle), and Nathan Pack all of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Jayden and Cayden Anderson, Brantley Wilkey, Klio and Khaliece Chabarria; parents, Rickey E. and Minnie O. Murphy of Smithville; 2 sisters, Teresa and Jerry Chapman and Norma Ervin both of Smithville; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends. Graveside Services will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Cannady Cemetery with Bro. Richard Petty officiating. There will be no visitation with the family at the funeral home, family and friends will meet at the cemetery for the graveside service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
90 year old Johnnie Carlon Turner of Smithville died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the Jacobs Pillar Methodist Church, a farmer, and a construction worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Doyle Slager and Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Ella Patterson Turner; four brothers, Morris, Aubrey, Donald, and Wilson Turner; and a son, Steve Turner. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Mildred Webb Turner of Smithville. Daughter-in-law, Sharon Turner of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Corey Turner of Smithville and Stephanie Turner of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Baylee Phillips and Ashley Phillips of Smithville. Three brothers, Kenneth and Ann Turner of Granville, David Turner of Nashville, and Sam Turner of Cookeville. Two sisters, Nina Ruth Puckett of Lebanon and Sue McGuire of Nashville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Floyd Lawrence "Lowie" Stone, Jr. age 41 of Liberty, passed away Friday evening at his residence. He was born May 4, 1975 to his parents, Floyd Lawrence Stone, Sr. and Jenny Martin David. Lowie was a 1993 graduate of DeKalb County High School, U.S. Marine Veteran and a truck driver. He is survived by 4 children, Shelby Smith, Jonas, Airiana Stone and Triniti Stone; mother, Jenny David of Liberty; father, Bishop Floyd L. Stone, Sr. of Nashville; siblings, Jennifer Jordan of Murfreesboro, Tonia Adams, Monique Crawford, Chante Allen, Cicily (Billy) Searcy, Camishah Adams, Carmen Adams, Kristofher Stone, Shynithia Stone, Nicholass Stone and Marcelous Kimbro all of Nashville; 2 nephews, Nicholas Emerton and Zachary Jordan; a host of nieces, nephews and family. Lowie's family has chosen a direct cremation and there will be a Memorial Service held at a later date which will be announced. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Marie West age 87 of Crossville and a native of DeKalb County, passed away Thursday morning, December 15, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born June 8, 1929 in DeKalb County. Mrs. West was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ella Adcock; husband, Marvin West, Jr.; son, Larry Turner. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church. Her loving family that survives her include, 5 children, Sharon (Randell) Perkins of Sparta, Dana (Bro. Perry) Clayton of Crossville, Lolita (Robert) Moser of Sparta, James (Pam) West of Hickory, NC and Donna (Danny) Copeland of Sparta; 13 grandchildren, Sherry Watson, Randy Perkins, Sandy Daniels, Tommy Clayton, Tim Clayton, Daniel West, Matthew West, Diana Welling, Christopher White, Nathan Moser, Katey Seal, Wil Copeland and Tabby Copeland Greene; 17 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Maureen Cantrell of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Sunday, December 18, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Perry Clayton and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 12 Noon until 8 PM and Sunday from10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Guy Grayson Mathis age 95 of Liberty, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was born May 13, 1921 to his parents, the late Felly B. and Maggie Dodd Mathis. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Davenport Mathis; daughter, Sharron Mathis; grandson, Jared Scott Atnip; 3 brothers, Frank, Felly B., Jr, and Howard Mathis; 2 sisters, Willette Barrett and Lora Dell Vanderpool. Guy was a faithful member of Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church we he served as a Deacon, he was a member for over 50 years of DeKalb Lodge #358 and was a member of DeKalb Chapter #488 O.E.S. He was a farmer. Mr. Mathis was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran, where he was Private First Class, 42nd rainbow Division in Company M 222nd Infantry Battalion. He received several metals including: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and Honorable Service Lapel Button WWII. He had a story to tell of survival during the War and still had complications and scars from the injuries. He is survived by his 3 children, Patricia "Patsy" (Odie) Tallent and Guylene (Dr. Robert) Atnip both of Smithville and Van (Debbie) Mathis of Liberty; 10 grandchildren, Louie Hendrixson, Jill Goneke, Javon Hendrixson, Josh (Jennifer) Tallent, Jason Tallent, Lisa (Greg) Tramel, Robert Atnip, Jr., Tara Jane Atnip-Summers, Eric Mathis, Pamela (Richard) Delay; 12 great-grandchildren, Nicholas Tallent, Brantley Goneke, Paris Grigsby, Nicholas Pendleton, Chase (Meghan) Tramel, Caleb (Hillary) Tramel, Ari Scott Cook, Preston Grace Summers, Jessica Gribble, Chandler Shaw, Olivia Shaw, Van-Ryker Delay; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Callen and Coah Tramel; several nieces and nepews. There will be a Masonic Service at 7 PM Friday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 PM Saturday, December 17, 2016 at DeKalb funeral Chapel with Bros. Charles Allen Gentry, Ricky Scurlock and Ray Swicegood officiating and burial to follow in Sycamore Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 11AM until 8 PM and Saturday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements
84 year old Will Cantrell of Smithville died Thursday at NHC of Smithville. He was in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict for four years. Cantrell worked for NASA at the Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama. During the time he worked at NASA, he enjoyed a farming operation at Elkton, Tennessee. He was also a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by two wives, Shirley Cantrell and Margaret Cantrell; parents, Lonnie and Nonnie Rhody Cantrell; and a brother Bob Cantrell. Survivors include four children, Michael and Lori Cantrell of Florida, Debbie Lynn and Dewayne Howell of Alabama, Kim and Pam Cantrell of Mount Juliet, and Allen Cantrell of Nashville. Seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren. One brother, James and Geraldine Cantrell of Smithville. One sister, Mertie Ann and Stan Williams of Old Hickory. Four nephews and two aunts, Mary Snow and Lena Rhody of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Whorton Springs Building Fund.
John Wayne Lanier age 51 of Liberty, passed away Tuesday morning, December 13, 2016 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. He was born July 3, 1965 to his parents, the late David Lanier and Ruth Tittle. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Linda Sue Summers. John worked in Tree Service. Survivors include his wife, Susan Lanier of Liberty; 1 daughter, Kimberly Lanier of Smithville; 1 son, David Frank Lanier of Liberty; 5 grandchildren, Julio Lanier, Martrell Addison, Shian Lanier, David Frank Lanier, Jr. and Jayton Lanier; mother, Ruth Tittle of Portland; brother, David Lanier of Woodbury; father-in-law, Bobby Summers of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Friday, December 16, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Charlie Lawson officiating and burial will follow in Pedigo Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11AM until 8 PM and Friday from 10 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy Griffith age 85 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning, December 12, 2016 at her residence. She was born December 14, 1930 to her parents, the late James Eston and Drussi Young Wright. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Griffith, Sr.; 2 brothers, Bobby and Nelson Wright; 1 sister, Audine Trapp. She attended the Bethel United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. Survivors include 4 children, Lois (Chris) Christensen of Nebraska, Joyce Griffith of Smithville, Nadean (Allen) Talley of Spring City, TN and Walter, Jr (Betty) Griffith of Smithville; 4 grandchildren, Rebecca and Amanda Griffith, Jennifer Johnson and Amy (Adam) Raymond; 5 great-grandchildren, Dylan and Ashley Goodman, Alex Johnson, Aniston and Alexis Raymond; 1 brother, Lee Denton (Frankie) Wright of Cleveland, TN; 1 sister, Edna (Grady) Ellis of Alexandria. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m.Thursday, December 15, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.and Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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