Obituaries

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

Nina Rose Bain

Nov 19 2014

85 year old Nina Rose Bain of Mount Juliet died Tuesday at Mt. Juliet Health Care. A graveside service will be held at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The time will be announced. Bain was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Herbert and Myrtle Foutch Puckett; a daughter, Kathy Dobson; and a grandson, Travis Taylor, Sr. Survivors include a grandson, Ian Dodson of Mt. Juliet, a great grandson, Travis Taylor of Mt. Juliet; and two brothers, James Donald Puckett of Smyrna and W.J. Puckett of Coopertown; and a sister, Motie Marie Shawondens of Charlotte, Tn. There will be no visitation. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Cantrell

Nov 17 2014

72 year old Jimmy Cantrell of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a retired self employed carpenter and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, James Cantrell and Cordie Taylor Cantrell Campbell and his wife Reba Hale Cantrell. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy and husband Marvin Hale and a son Tim and his wife Tonya Cantrell all of Woodbury. Four grandchildren, Alisha Hale of Smithville, Zachary, Kelby, and Eli Cantrell of Woodbury. Four brothers, Charles and wife Helen Cantrell of Dowelltown, Jack and wife Lestel Cantrell of Lebanon, Danny Cantrell, and Jeff and wife Lori Campbell; and one sister, Jo Ann and husband Doris Campbell all of Woodbury. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Dwight Poss

Nov 14 2014

Carl Dwight Poss, age 68, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at St. Thomas West. A native of Cannon Co., Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Poss & Ruby Kirby Poss; and a brother, Earl Poss.

He is survived by his wife Emma Ervin Poss of McMinnville; 2 Daughters, Lisa (Steve) Stone of Crossville & Kimberly Bouldin of McMinnville; 6 Grandchildren, Bobby, Ashley, Dustin, Laura, Krissy, & Justin; 3 Great Grandchildren, Bryson, Rylee, & Chloe; Brother, Don (Lynda) Poss of Smithville; Sister, Elena Wimbush of Macon, GA; 2 Nephews, Gregory Poss of Nashville & Jeffery Poss of Nashville; 1 Niece, Christina Williams of Forsyth, GA.

Mr. Poss was a logger.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Sunday, November 16, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Sadler officiating. Interment will follow at the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM to 9 PM Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Mike Turner, Jr.

Nov 12 2014

76 year old Mike Turner, Jr. of the Johnson Chapel Community in DeKalb County died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a Baptist, a member of the American Legion, and a Mason. He was also self employed at Turner's Small Engine Repair. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason and Mike Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Mike Turner, Sr. and Weltha Warner Turner; a son, Phillip Wayne Turner; two brothers, Jimmy and Jack Turner; and mother of their children, Evelyn Turner. Survivors include a daughter, Teresa and husband Tony Hutchings, two grandchildren, Brandon and Brooke Hutchings, and one great grandchild, Colton Blaynn Hutchings all of Sparta. One brother, Eddie Turner of Smithville and two sisters, Sue Braswell of Cookeville and Joanne Reeves of Kentucky. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Lighthouse Christian Camp. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jo Lynn Cook Brown

Nov 11 2014

Jo Lynn Cook Brown, 55, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, November 8th at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville. She had a warm spirit and a contagious sense of humor that everyone will miss. She is survived by her husband, Mike Brown, of Nashville; siblings, Bratten (Judy) Cook II of Smithville and Murphy Cook Ford of Nashville; brother-in-law Buck Ford; nieces and nephews Megan Cook of Smithville, Bratten Cook III of Cookeville, Andrew Cook of Murfreesboro, Jesse Ford (Jay) Harbison of Nashville, Tucker Ford of Nashville, James Ford of Nashville, and Elliott Cook of Smithville; great-nieces and nephews Devin Cook of McMinnville, Ari Cook, and Bratten Cook IV of Smithville; sisters-in-law Joan Vigil, Liz Hagan, Brenda Brown, and Linda Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bratten Hale Cook and Jo Bill (Murphy) Cook; her siblings, Gayden (Cook) Richardson and Steve (Pat Cook Briggs) Cook; and her nephew, Patrick Ford. The visitation will be held at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 2pm until 8pm. The funeral service will be held at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on Thursday, November 13, 2014, with visitation starting at 12noon until the service time at 2pm.

Betty Sue Vaughn

Nov 12 2014

67 year old Betty Sue Vaughn of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a retired Insurance Agent with American General Life Insurance. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lorene Webster Driver. Survivors include two children, Cindy Vaughn of Smithville and Randy and wife Natasha Vaughn of Alexandria. Two grandchildren, Drake and wife Amanda Vaughn and Ellie Grace Vaughn all of Alexandria. Several aunts and cousins and a special friend, Loretta Brown also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Billy J. Chumbley

Nov 11 2014

Billy J. Chumbley, 76, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at his home following an extended illness. A native of Cannon Co., Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Donald & Josie Neal Chumbley; Brother, Joe Don Chumbley and Son-in-law, John Tigert.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Sue Gilley Chumbley of Woodbury; 3 Daughters: Lorraine (Charles) Yancy of McMinnville, Karen Tigert and Ellen (Thomas) Mears both of Woodbury; 2 Granddaughters: Scarlett Yancy & Nicole Mears

Step Grandchildren: Candace & Kayla Mears and Trevor Yancy; Siblings: Jean (Jess) Ferrell of Woodbury and Rachel (Levine) Billings of McMinnville.

He was retired from General Electric and was a farmer. He was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and served on the Board of Directors for Dekalb Telephone Cooperative for 15 years. Billy also loved to deer and coon hunt.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3 – 8 pm Thursday, November 13, 2014 and 11 am until time of service Fri. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or the Hope House both %Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

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