Anna Marie Ellis

Mar 17 2017
Anna Marie Ellis

Anna Marie Ellis age 78 of Smithville passed away Thursday afternoon March 16, 2017 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was born August 8, 1938 to her parents the late Paul and Clara Oliver Malone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Walter B. Ellis and brother Johnnie Malone. Ms. Ellis was a retired factory worker, a cafeteria cook at the High School and member of the New West Point Freewill Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held 2:PM Sunday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Royce Moore and Michael Hale officiating and burial to following in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the Ellis family will be Saturday 12:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 10:AM until time of the funeral at 2:PM. Survivors include children: Gayle Carter of Alexandria, Sharon (Tony) Boyd, Michael (Angie) EIlis both of Smithville; Grandchildren: Anthony (Tonya) Boyd, Dovie (John) Westmoreland, Austin, Briana and Christian Ellis, Cameron Page; Great-Grandchildren: Victoria Westmoreland, Mikel Westmoreland, Elijah Boyd, Johnathon Westmoreland, Becca Westmoreland; Sister: Sherry Bowman of Carthage; 2 Nephews: Anthony Bowman, Timmy Bowman; Niece: Tabatha Southard; Uncle: Jerry (June) Oliver of Goodlettsville; Special friend: Patsy Saunders. The family would like to say a Special Thank You to the Nurses and Staff of NHC for the care given. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Renate Reagle

Mar 16 2017
Renate Reagle

Renate Reagle age 80 of Dowelltown passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born July 9, 1936 to her parents, Hans and Wilma Gross. She was a retired owner of dry cleaning business. She is survived by 2 children, Mike (Tammy) Kijanski of Dowelltown and Brigitte Doimi of New Jersey; 5 grandchildren, Kevin and Cory Kijanski both of Dowelltown, Kelli (Brad) Butler of Baxter, Zachary Doimi and Dana Doimi both of New Jersey; 2 great-grandchildren, Hayden and Haylee Butler. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Saturday, March 18, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and entombment will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 11:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Christine Tramel

Mar 14 2017
Christine Tramel

84 year old Christine Tramel of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC of Smithville. She was a lifetime member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and a retired nurse serving 50 years in nursing in DeKalb County. Christine had a passion for helping others and touching lives of others that she came in touch with. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson and Michael Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. Tramel was preceded in death by her parents, John and Nora Fuson Johnson; a brother, Virgil Johnson; and two sisters, Lorene Hale and Barbara Keaton. Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Cantrell of Portland, Trish and Jerry Killian of Knoxville, and Donna Tramel of Smithville. One son, Ronnie and Phyllis Tramel of Smithville. Ten grandchildren, Ashley and Shannon Lepley of Portland, Ryan and Tina Cantrell of Smithville, Chad and Casi Young of Nashville, Emily Young of Knoxville, Lindsay and Brian Honaker of Knoxville, Leah Snow, Jake Tramel, Hunter Tramel, Martha Puckett (Tyler Taylor) all of Smithville and Will Puckett of Hendersonville. Eleven great grandchildren,. One brother, A.C. and Elizabeth Johnson. Two sisters, Mary Jane Johnson and Violet Pack all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Special thanks to everyone at NHC and staff and Avalon Hospice for all their care and love.

Glyndon “Glen” Hayes Pedigo Sr.

Mar 13 2017
Glyndon “Glen” Hayes Pedigo Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Glyndon “Glen” Hayes Pedigo SR., age 82 of Cookeville will be held Wednesday March 15 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery in Smithville. Rev. Mickey Leftwich and Randy Porter will officiate.

Glen died Sunday morning March 12, 2017 at his home.

He was born May 26, 1934 in DeKalb County, Tennessee to the late Joseph Columbus and Lula Jane Hayes Pedigo.

Glen was a man that loved and served the Lord. He was a devoted father and husband who deeply loved his family and friends. His Christian legacy lives on through his children.

Glen was attending Scott Avenue Baptist Church and was a former member and Deacon of Stevens Street Baptist Church and Double Springs Baptist Church.

Glen was a retired Pharmacist earning his BS in Pre-Pharmacy at Middle Tennessee State University and his Doctorate of Pharmacy at University of Tennessee-Memphis.

He was a Pharmacist in Morristown and Clarksville, TN and retired as a Pharmaceutical rep for Bristol- Myers Squibb.

He was an avid golfer, a sport he began playing at the age of 17.

Glen was a member of UT Alumni; Cookeville Masonic Lodge #266 F&AM; and Al Menah Shrine Temple.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Leola Pinegar Pedigo; daughter, Gwyndon Ann Pedigo; brother, Melvin Pedigo; and sister, Emma Jo Hurst.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, James David and Phyllis Pedigo, and Glyndon Pedigo JR; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lynn and Mark Mason, and Janie Elizabeth Pedigo all of Cookeville; two grandchildren, Candace (Josh) Hughett, and Crystal (Jammie) Williams all of Cookeville; and seven great grandchildren, Lexie, Alyssa, and Anzley Williams and Jonah, Carson, Jordan, and Dominic Hughett.

A deep appreciation to Dr. James Cates who lovingly and prayerfully cared for him during his illness.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Putnam County Senior Golf Group.

Active Pallbearers will be Josh Hughett, Jammie Williams, Kenny Pedigo, Jamie Goodwin, Dennis Lynn Goodwin, and Donny Kemp.

Glen’s family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Scott Avenue Baptist Church (253 Scott Avenue, Cookeville, TN) and Double Springs Baptist Church (5166 Nashville Hwy, Baxter, TN).

Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements (931) 526-6111. You may share your thoughts and memories at

E.J. Atnip

Mar 10 2017

75 year old E.J. Atnip of Silver Point died Thursday at St.Thomas West Nashville. He was retired from Colonial Bread Company. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 3 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Charlie May Braswell Atnip; a son, Terry Atnip; and a brother, Billy Atnip. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Curtis Atnip of Silver Point. Three sons, Gary Atnip of Silver Point, Jeff & Tara Atnip of Murfreesboro, and Timothy Atnip of Smithville. One step son, Tommy Williams of Murfreesboro. Four grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Three sisters, Fay Cantrell, Ella Moore, and Beverly Doreta Crips all of Smithville. A brother, Lamar Redmon of Smithville. Uncle Arvil Atnip of Smithville and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In lieu of flowers make donations to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Tina Beth Young

Mar 10 2017
Tina Beth Young

Tina Beth Young age 45 of Smithville passed away Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born June 26, 1971 to her parents, Buck and Paulette Wilson Mooneyham. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, V.L. and Callie Wilson; paternal grandparents, Charles and Mary Mooneyham; father-in-law, Larry Joe Young. She was a member of Covenant Baptist Church and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Joe Young of Smithville; parents, Paulette Mooneyham and Buck Mooneyham of Smithville; 5 children, Ashley (Raymond) Lippart of Smithville, Andrew Hutchens of Smithville, Tiffany (Bobby) Price of Sparta, Bridget (Rainy) Howell of Chattanooga and Alana (Brandon) Jones of Cookeville; 4 grandchildren, Raymond Lippart, IV, Brandon Jones, Jr., Addison Jones and Zeke Jones; 1 sister, Kandy Fish of Smithville; 2 aunts, Louise Mayo of Woodbury, Joyce Hale of Smithville; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Peggy and Phillip Stewart of Smithville; brother-in-law, Brian (Cindy) Young of Nashville; sister-in-law, Salana Lettsinger of Alabama; 3 nephews, Ryan and Matthew Sullivan and Jonathan Caldwell. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, March 13, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bobby Thomason, Greg Mitchell and Darrel Gill officiating and burial to follow in Center Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 2:PM until 8:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold Lewis McCarty

Mar 9 2017

79 year old Harold Lewis McCarty of Smithville died Wednesday at Skyline Medical Center. He was a Jehovah Witness and was a retired IT Manager with Demco Gray. The family has chosen direct cremation. There will be no visitation or service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Elizabeth Davis McCarty. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kathleen McCarty of Smithville. Two sons, James R. McCarty of Smithville and Donald L. and Kimberly McCarty of Ohio. One daughter, Sharon and Michael Bell of Ohio. Four grandchildren. Seven great grandchildren. One sister, Harriett and Ronald Fisher of New York. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Wayne Wright, Sr.,

Mar 8 2017

Mr. Carl Wayne Wright, Sr., age 67 of Rock Island, Tennessee passed from this life on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville, Tennessee.

Wayne was born Thursday, October 13, 1949 in Smithville, Tennessee to the late Carl Nelson and Mary Elizabeth ( Hathaway) Wright. He was the husband of Eliane Wright.

Wayne was a Veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as a Driver for Sullens transport in McMinnville, TN.

He was a member of Fall City Baptist Church.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 44 years Eliane (Passons) Wright of McMinnville. TN, two sons, Carl Jr. and wife Melanie Wright of Rock Island, TN, Anthony and Megan Wright of McMinnville, TN, two sisters, Barbara and husband Charles Fish of Smithville, TN , Violet England of Hohenwald, TN, one brother, Freddy Wright of Rock Island,TN.

Five grandchildern, Dewayne Wright, Nathan Wright, Brandon Wright, Eric Wright, Weston Lockhart.

Wayne is proceded in death by his parents,Carl Nelson and Mary Elizabeth )Hathaway) Wright, two sisters, Marie Stover and Vada White, one infant brother, James Nelson Wright.

A Funeral service for Mr. Carl Wayne Wright will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joey Spicer officiating. Interment will follow in Gath Cemetery, McMinnville, TN.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 9, 2017 also Friday, from 8 AM to 2 PM the time of the service at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home.

Lillian Elizabeth Gothard Rice

Mar 7 2017
Lillian Elizabeth Gothard Rice

Mrs. Lillian Elizabeth Gothard Rice passed away on March 7, 2017 at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital.

She was born on April 5, 1936 in Smithville, Tennessee. Lillian was the youngest of six children of Lee and Athon Gothard. Lillian was a longtime member of Smithville First Baptist Church where she served as organist for many years. She grew up and attended school in Smithville. She worked hard in school and was an excellent student. Upon graduation, she attended Belmont College and Stetson University in Deland, Florida where she majored in organ music. Motherhood intervened and she lovingly raised five children. Later in life, her dedication to academics led her to enroll at MTSU and commute to Murfreesboro until she earned her college degree.

Words cannot convey how profoundly we will miss her wonderful smile, warm embrace and loving words. No one could ever care for us in the special way that she did, but we can cherish the fond memories of our time with her. The way she motivated and inspired us. The way she uplifted us and made us laugh. Mostly, we will remember how loved we always felt in her presence, and that is the way she would want to be remembered.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Georgia Gothard Johns and Frances Gothard Chamberlain; and a brother, Karl Gothard.

Her memory will be cherished dearly by her surviving family members-husband, James Ed Rice, son James Ed Rice Jr. (Jim Ed) and wife Benni, son Joe Marshall Rice and wife Norma, daughters Trina Rice Graham, Tammy Rice Allen and husband Steve and Terre Rice Puckett and husband Jason; granddaughters Lee Elizabeth Rice Stonestreet and Andrea Austin Rice, grandsons James Ed Rice III (Jed), William Gregory Graham, Paul James Allen and Daniel Jason Puckett. She is also survived by a sister Alice Gothard McClary and a brother Walter Lee Gothard.

The family would like to thank our beloved physician, Dr. Hugh Don Cripps, and all of our dedicated caregivers for the compassionate care and kind attention given to our mother.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and also on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Smithville from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be James Ed Rice III (Jed), William Gregory Graham, Paul James Allen, Daniel Jason Puckett, Randy Gothard and Keith Gothard.

Interment will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, First Baptist Church, or God's Pantry.

Kathy Jean Lastinger

Mar 3 2017
Kathy Jean Lastinger

Kathy Jean Lastinger age 62 of Smithville passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at her residence. She was born February 18, 1955 in Tomah, Wisconsin. She was preceded in death by her father, Mark Lastinger; 1 great-grandson, Aiden Michael Briley; 1 sister, Sandra Studder; 1 brother, Kevin Lastinger. She worked in nursing. Survivors include 3 children, Theresa Hatfield of Smithville, Michelle Crawford of Necedah, Wisconsin and Jeffery Hatfield of Smithville; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; mother, Cora Jean Lastinger of Smithville; 2 brothers, Stephen Lastinger of Alabama and Johnny Lastinger of West Palm Beech, FL. The family has honored Kathy's request to be cremated and there will be a Memorial Service held at a later date in Wisconsin. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


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