Obituaries

Willie Helen Warden

Jan 29 2016

93 year old Willie Helen Warden, formerly of Alexandria, died Thursday at the Hearth at Sycamore Village, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was a DeKalb County native, a homemaker, and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church. Ronnie Smith will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 5:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the service time Monday at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carter Bee and Willie Macon Foutch Davenport; her husband of 62 years, Carlos Lee Warden; and her first husband of one year, Daniel Roy Hale; a son, Phillip Reed Warden; sisters, Hilda Lucille, Ruth Marie, Nettie Gennett, and Sarah Annette; brothers, Lonnie Cordell, Carter Glenn, John Henry, Hoyte Foutch, and Herbert Winette. Survivors include sons, Randall and wife Marge Warden of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Byron and wife Melva Warden of Dickson. Grandchildren, Andra and Russ Gindelberger, Erika Warden and Logan Warden of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Tracy and Tadd Webb of Smithville, Adam and Lairen Warden of Carthage; Daniel and Felicia Warden of Smithville; and Kayla Warden of Dickson. Nine great grandchildren. Sisters, Ruby Earlene and her husband Garland Eastes. Brothers, Clarence Thomas and his wife Jimmy Davenport. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the New Hope Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Luther Lawrence

Jan 29 2016

Luther Lawrence age 74 of Smithville, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Luther was born September 23, 1941 to his parents, the late Matthew and Vera Pittman Lawrence. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Debbie Lois Lawrence and 2 brothers, Kenneth and Carlon Lawrence. Luther attended the Smithville Church of God and was a truck driver. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nina Neal Lawrence of Smithville; 3 daughters, Beth Rhody, Leona (David) Jared and Tammy Sexton all of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Cora Beth Rhody, Trey Petty, Tyler Sexton, Tonya (Joey) Portilla and Jerry (Dianna) Jared; 7 great-grandchildren, Aydalyn Cook, Bentley Sexton, Jared, Jayce, Jaxton and Tayla Portilla, Brayden Jared; 2 sisters, Marie Jackson and Margaret (David) Davis both of Castalian Springs; 1 brother, Jimmy (Jean) Lawrence of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Darlene Lawrence of Pulaski, TN; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, David (Glory) Neal, Kenneth (Jeanette) Neal, Jimmy (Carol) Neal, Danny Neal, Betty (Glenn) Byford, Donna Kay (Donald) Knowles, Diane (Danny) Evans; several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be 2:PM Sunday, January 31, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Jeff Armstrong officiating and interment will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 11:AM until 8:PM and Sunday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Smithville Church of God Building Fund, Whorton Springs Cemetery or to New Hope Cemetery in memory of Luther. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements

Louada Illene Trapp

Jan 22 2016

Ms. Louada Illene Trapp age 81 of Smithville, passed away Thursday afternoon at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was born August 27, 1934 to her parents, the late Spencer and Inez Puckett Frazier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Mason Trapp and 2 brothers, Glen and Gary Frazier. Ms. Illene was a member of Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church and retired from the DeKalb County Board of Education. Survivors include 4 children, Dennis (Angela) Trapp, Timmy "Bebo" (Sandra) Trapp, Kathy (Joey) Goodwin all of Smithville and Michael (Kristie) Trapp of Algood; 7 grandchildren, Jeremy Trapp, Joseph Trapp, Wesley Young, Grant Goodwin, Katelyn Goodwin, Solomon Trapp and Silas Trapp; 4 great-grandchildren, Hannah and Leah Trapp, Wyatt and Lanie Young; 1 sister, Lila Downs of Knoxville. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, January 25, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with interment to follow in Burton-Ponder Cemetery. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or to the charity of your choice. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 11AM until 8PM and Monday 9AM until the time of the service at 2PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Laverene "Cowboy" Buckley

Jan 22 2016

74 year old Laverene "Cowboy" Buckley of Smithville died Wednesday at Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a Christian and a ranch and farm hand. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Grace Buckley. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Anna Buckley of Smithville. Five brothers and one sister. Several nieces, nephews, friends, and acquaintances in Smithville also survive. Mr. Buckley's wish was that his body be donated to Science. A memorial service will be announced at a later time.

Linda Carol Ferrell

Jan 22 2016

66 year old Linda Carol Ferrell of Smithville passed away Thursday at the ER of St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a homemaker and attended the Covenant Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 2pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will follow at Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, 10am-9pm & Sunday, 10am until service time at 2pm. DUE TO THE WEATHER THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION TONIGHT (FRIDAY). She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe & Sudie Nadene Ferrell. Sister, Jo Dean Ferrell & 2 brothers, Danny & Charlie Ferrell. Survivors include 5 sisters, Eunice Byford of Woodbury, Janet & Johnny King, Shirley & Larry Dyer, Lisa & Roy Merriman & Norma Jean & Gary Dyer all of Smithville. Brother, David Ferrell of Liberty. Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces & Great Nephews and her many special friends at Fiddlers Manor.

Ruth Elaine Hunter

Jan 21 2016

Mrs. Ruth Elaine Hunter of Smithville passed away Wednesday night at her residence. She was a member of Allen's Chapel Methodist Church & formerly worked at Toshiba Manufacturing. Mrs. Hunter was a member of the Emmaus Community, the Women of Faith & the Food Ministry at Allen's Chapel. DUE TO THE WEATHER, THE FUNERAL SERVICE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO MONDAY AT 11:00 A.M. AT THE CHAPEL OF LOVE-CANTRELL FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow at Hunter Cove Cemetery in Overton County. She was preceded in death by her parents Marcum and Susie Mills. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Larry Hunter of Smithville. 1 Daughter, Tina and Steve Pickett of Chattanooga. 1 Son, Jonathan and Emily Hunter of Mt. Juliet. 5 Grandchildren and 1 Brother, Al and Katie Mills of Kentucky. In addition to flowers donations can be made to the Allen's Chapel Methodist Church in memory of Mrs. Hunter.

Leona Hooper-Herman

Jan 20 2016

81 year old Leona Hooper-Herman of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a Methodist and a Homemaker. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jack Patterson will officiate and burial will be in the Mt Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Bryant and Sudie Foster Hooper; her husband, Grady Herman; a sister, Claire Boss; two brothers, Leo and James Hooper; and special friend Bobby Ford. Survivors include one daughter, Freda Cox of McMinnville. One step-son, George and Jenny Herman of Dibrell. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Special niece, Diane Strickland of Smithville and two nieces and two nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Janice Stone Davis

Janice Stone Davis age 89 of Smithville passed away Tuesday afternoon at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was born August 6, 1926 to her parents, the late Frank L. And Lula M. Bass Stone. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Solon Davis; 1 daughter, Betsy Lynam; 2 sons, Billy Joe and Jimmy Wayne Davis; 1 grandson, Shane Wyatt Davis; sister, Anna Laura Young; sister-in-law, Tincy Stone. Ms. Janice was a member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church, Eastern Star and a homemaker. Survivors include 1 son, Michael (Cindy) Davis of Nolensville; 5 grandchildren, Nicole (Mike) Bird of Nashville, Mark (Roxie) Lynam of Murfreesboro, Tisha (Scott) Rowland of Nashville, Chrissy Davis of Nashville, and Adam Davis of Cookeville; 10 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Ernie Lynam of Smithville; 2 sisters, Mary (Jerry) Bailey of Alexandria and Bobbie (Charles)Fite of Lebanon; 3 brothers, Billy (Bonnie) Stone of Lafayette, Ernest Stone and Joe Stone both of Smithville; special niece, Melinda Tallent and special caregiver, Leata Chapman. Funeral Services will be conducted 1:00 PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. David Mahan and Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Griffith Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral at 1:00 p.m. Due to the weather NO visitation will be held today (Wednesday). DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenda Fay Estes Felts

Jan 18 2016

Glenda Fay Estes Felts, 65 years of age, embraced the Light of Christ on the morning of January 14, 2016 after an extended illness. Glenda was a retired beautician, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.

Glenda was preceded in death by her father and mother, Glen Estes and Ana Fay Walker, and her brother Blake Martin. Survivors include: her husband, Harvey Felts; son, Shayne and Natasha Judkins; daughter, Shana Judkins; stepdaughter Melody Felts Anderson and husband Tim; grandchildren, Ally Judkins, Will Judkins, and Lynlee Judkins; step grandchildren, Dakota Dexter and Savanah Dexter; great grandchild, Grayson Johnson; nieces, Christina Kinkin, Amy Ting, Marla Turner, Belinda Lack, and Renee Cantrell

Services announced.

Wanda Carol Corbin

Jan 18 2016
Wanda Carol Corbin

Funeral Services for Wanda Carol Corbin, 64, of Silver Point will be held Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 2pm from the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Pastors Jason Bowman and Bobby Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5-9pm and again on Wednesday from 12 noon until time of services at the funeral home.

Mrs. Corbin passed away on Sunday afternoon, January 17, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born October 13, 1951 in Carthage to the late Garrett Sadler Vinson and Martha Sue Sullins Minton. Also cared for and loved by Clarence Joyce Minton.

She loved The Lord and will be remembered as a blessing to everyone whose path she crossed. A devoted Christian, loving mother and "Nannie" and "Ba" to her grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Greg Medlin and wife Teresa of Smithville, Matt and Nichole Wilson of Cookeville; grandchildren, Ashley and Dosson Medlin of Smithville, Alec and Lillianna Wilson of Cookeville; brother, Marty Vinson of Cookeville; sisters, Darlene Wheeler, Vicky Braswell, and Rita Clouse all of Cookeville; several Nieces and Nephews.

JD Burgess, Brian Johnson, Nick Wilson, Richard Panker, Jason Pitman, and CD Webb will serve as pallbearers.

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