83 year old E.H. "Denny" Denman, Jr. of Smithville died Wednesday at the Webb House. He was a retired minister and a Cumberland Presbyterian. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Green and Ronnie Pittenger will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Denman was preceded in death by his parents, E.H., Sr. and Lela Cox Denman. Survivors include his wife, Susie Denman of Smithville. Two daughters, Susie Denman and husband Gerald Elliott of Murfreesboro and Debbie Denman and husband Brice Reynolds of Knoxville. A son, Bud and wife Gina Denman of Riverwatch. Six grandchildren, Kris and wife Holly White, Ryan and wife Jan White, Joey Petty, Catherine and husband John Wiesehan, Madison Denman, and Payne Denman. Seven great grandchildren. Three brothers, James and wife Pat Denman of Makenzie, Leland and wife Jeannette Denman of Winchester, and David and wife Sena Denman of Dyersburg. Five sisters, Carolyn Leonard of Winchester, Mary Hankins of Nashville, Rachel Denman of Atlanta, Roselyn Witherspoon of Austin, Texas, and Kay and husband Don Payne of Greenville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations please be made to the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church Building Fund or to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.
72 year old Charlotte Louise Young died Saturday, June 4 of a short illness. She is survived by her husband, Carl; daughters, Linda Warwick and husband Mark of Colorado and Cheryl Moore-Hernandez and husband Boyd; sons, Stephen Moore and wife Holly, Michael Young of California, and Carl D. Young and wife Juany of Sparta; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Other family members include Edmonda and husband Howard Stephens, Dora and husband Dan Cummings, Oscar, Jr. and wife Brassie Young, Elsie Young of Sparta, and Nora Young of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A memorial service will be Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. at the Indian Mound The Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Indian Mound Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
48 year old Rickey Lynn Cantrell of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a carpenter. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his father, Gentry Edward Cantrell and a brother, Eddie "Buck" Cantrell. Survivors include a daughter, Victoria Brooke Cantrell of McMinnville. His mother, Mary Elizabeth Cantrell of Crossville. Two sisters, Barbara Farmer of Smyrna and Peggy and husband Phillip Stewart of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old George Washington Roberts, Sr. died Sunday at Raintree Manor in McMinnville of an extended illness. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War and a Baptist minister. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home. Dal Barrett will officiate and burial will be in the Shellsford Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaiah and Lou Barnes Roberts; his wife Berta Leola Bess Roberts; and a brother, John Roberts. Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, George Washington, Jr. and Beverly Dianne Roberts of Morrison, Terry Lee Roberts of McMinnville, Barry Lynn "Fuzz" and Carol Roberts of the Irving College Community, and Paul David Roberts of Gainesboro. Four grandchildren and spouses, Laurie Ann Roberts and Billy Wayne Delong of McMinnville, Julie Leann Roberts and Ryan John Jagoda of Casco, Michigan, Aaron Michael and Hollie Roberts of Morrison, and Jessica Danielle Roberts and Tyler Smith of Morrison. Six great grandchildren, McKenzie Roberts and Benjamin Smith both of Morrison, Timothy David Delong and Ashley Danielle Rarick of McMinnville, Anna Caitlin Jagoda and Jason Michael Jagoda both of Casco, Michigan. One sister, Pauline Muncie of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.
72 year old Roberta Corlenia Parton of Smithville died Friday at NHC. She was a retired hairdresser and a member of the Church of Christ, A graveside service will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Goodlettsville. No visitation will be held at the funeral home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Artie Hardison Norris.; two brothers, Bobby and Rufus Norris; and husband, Ralph Parton. Survivors include a sister and her husband, Betty and Ed Binkley of Goodlettsville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
101 year old Allie Mai Taylor Fuson of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and oldest member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Gibbs, Terry Fesler, and Mike Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Fannie Hendrixson Taylor; her husband Roy Fuson; a son Willie Lee Fuson; a grandson David Lee Malone; a brother, Othel Taylor; and a son-in-law, Odell Starnes. Survivors include five daughters, Bobbie and husband Robert Page of Mount Juliet, Barbara and husband John Malone of Alexandria, Gladys and husband Elmus Cantrell, and Athelene and husband Hobert Page all of Smithville, and Violet Starnes of Silver Point. Two sons, Roy, Jr. and wife Geraldean Fuson and Eddie and wife Judy Fuson, and a daughter-in-law, Doris Fuson all of Smithville. Fourteen grandchildren, Larry and wife Annette Page and Ricky Page of Mount Juliet, Carolyn Walker of Smyrna, Deborah and husband Phil McCoy of Alexandria, Phyllis and husband Larry Hallum, Suzanne and husband Bill Gash, Teresa Johnson, Tarron and husband Dale Johnson, Dwayne and wife Deanna Page, Stevie Page, Tammy and husband Scott Turner, Scotty and wife Aleshia Fuson, and Zachary and wife Leigh Fuson all of Smithville, and Donna and husband Jerry Evans of McMinnville. Twenty two great grandchildren, fourteen great great grandchildren, and a nephew Kenny Taylor of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
68 year old Jean Hooper Clendenon of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. She was retired from TRC in Smyrna and a member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan and Lash Rice will officiate with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until the service at 5:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brownie Clendenon, and parents, Charlie Ervin and Mildred Pauline Miller Adcock. She is survived by two sons, Billy Jr. and wife Melissa Hooper, and Jeff Hooper; one granddaughter, Jessica and husband Pete Taylor, one great-grandson, Aiden Taylor' and a brother, Dean and wife Wanda Adcock, all of Smithville. Stepson, John Clendenon of McMinnville; stepdaughter, Summer Foster of Woodbury; three step grandchildren, Cody Clendenon of McMinnville, Seth and Sydney Foster of Woodbury. Uncle, James "Doober" and wife Naomi Miller of Liberty. Two aunts, Dorothy Vanatta and Aimee Miller of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive. Caregivers at Suncrest and NHC of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
56 year old Joe Donald Young of Murfreesboro died Thursday at his residence. He worked for Nissan as a lead technician for 27 years and was also a self-employed body shop owner. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Douglas Webb will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Young was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo Webb Little; his step-mother, Georgia Young; a daughter, Paula Jo Young. Survivors include his wife, Carmen Young of Murfreesboro. A son, J.D. Young of Smithville. A daughter, Amanda Niper of Fairview. A grandson, Joseph Landon Pack. His father, Morris Young of Liberty. Brothers, Eddie Morris Young of Smithville, Terry Young of Mount Juliet, Jeff Young of Alexandria, and Anthony "Buck" Little of Hyden, Kentucky. Sisters, Sherry Williams of Alexandria, Donna Hale of Brush Creek, and Lesa Hayes of Liberty. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Domestic Violence of Rutherford County, in lieu of flowers.
92 year old Ms. Jimmie Thweatt of Memphis died Wednesday at her daughter's residence. She was a housewife and a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie H. Thweatt; parents, John and Mattie Thweatt; a daughter, Charlotte Bruno; three sisters; and two brothers. Survivors include children, Hazel Reagh of Smithville, Wayne Thweatt of Memphis, Leonard Thweatt of Illinois, Joan Able of Mississippi, and Cathy Vachon of Memphis. Thirteen grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
96 year old Bill Evins Hendrixson of McMinnville died Thursday of an extended illness. He was the retired owner of Hendrixson Trucking Company, Hendrixson Hatcheries, and a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. He was also a past member of the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission under Governor Lamar Alexander. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from noon until 3:15 p.m. at High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Hendrixson was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe N. Hendrixson and Elsie Evins Hendrixson; his wife of 64 years, Josephine Davis Hendrixson; and two brothers, Sellars and Tolbert Hendrixson. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosalyn and Earl Partin of McMinnville and Lizanne and Jim Hunter of Louisville, Kentucky. Grandchildren, Ellen Hunter of Menlo Park, California, Will Partin of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Emily Partin of Nashville, and Samuel Hunter of Louisville, Kentucky. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials of sympathy may be made to the First United Methodist Church of McMinnville.