Obituaries

Mary Louise Collins

Jan 7 2008

76 year old Mary Louise Collins of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. A memorial service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Theresa Powell; a brother, Carl Alton Powell; and a niece, Caroline Powell. Survivors include her husband, Joe M. Collins of Smithville. A daughter, Donna Ashburn of Smithville. A son, Kenny Hicks of Smithville. Two grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive along with two sisters, Peggy and her husband Van Revis of Clarksville and Linda and her husband Howard Hams of Clarksville. One brother, John Powell of Clarksville. Nine nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Saint Gregory's Catholic Church.

Hettie Louise King

Jan 7 2008

72 year old Hettie Louise King of Woodbury died Sunday at NHC of Smithville. She worked at Lou's Upholstery and was a Pentecostal. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Thyatira Cemetery in Cannon County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Trannie King. Survivors include two daughters, Judy and her husband Joseph Rodriguez of Bradyville and Joyce and her husband Welsey Frazier of Smithville. One son, John Hatfield of McMinnville. Ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and two brothers, Tom King and Joe King both of Michigan. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Chad Jonathon Reeder

Jan 5 2008

19 year old Chad Jonathon Reeder of Liberty died Friday in Cannon County. The funeral will be at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on Monday at 1:00 pm with Michael Farr officiating. Burial will be in the Blackford Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00pm until 9:00pm and Monday from 9:00am til time of service at 1:00pm. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ray Reeder. Survivors include his father, Donald Reeder of Liberty. His mother, Sharlet Carioscia of Alexandria. Two brothers, Nick Reeder of Alexandria and Joey Carioscia of McMinnville.His paternal grandmother, Bertie Ruth Reeder of Smithville. His maternal grandparents, Tim and Joann Bradford of Smithville. His great grandmother, Ruth Ward. Special girlfriend, Angel Farless. His is also survived by several aunts and uncles. The family asks that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses in lieu of flowers.

Hubert Lee Whitworth

Jan 5 2008

94 year old Hubert Lee Whitworth of McMinnville died Friday at his daughter's residence. Born in Lincoln County, he was a retired head produce clerk with Kroger, a former McMinnville City Alderman, and a member of the Rolling Acres Brethren in Christ Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. and Rosie Calpurine Koonce Whitworth; his wife, Odie R'Della Whitworth; a daughter, Carolyn Mayfield; a son, Hubert Lynn Whitworth; brothers, Alton, Lester, J.W. and Curtis Whitworth; and a sister, Olivia Slayton. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Ralph Tucker, Ernest Weber, and William McCormick will officiate and burial will be in the Shellsford Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Hoyte Hale of Smithville and Linda and Ronnie Huff of McMinnville. Sons, Kenneth Whitworth of Decatur, Alabama and Jamie Whitworth of McMinnville. Sisters, Dora Slayton of Fayetteville, Elvaree and Clifford Holley of Lewisburg, and Nina Ruth and Max Walker of Jacksonville, Florida. Grandchildren, Dathan and Sarah Beth Hale of Johnson City, Angela and Billy Osment of Smithville, Amy Melton of McMinnville, Tina and Jeff Lassiter of McMinnville, Darrin and Ladonya Whitworth of Decatur, Alabama, and Selena Belew of Birmingham, Alabama. Great grandchildren, Jackub and Josef Osment, Aubriana Melton, Erika and Allen Betschart, EmiLee Grace Lassiter, Grayson and Destany Whitworth, and Tate and Avery Belew. Two foster great grandchildren, Anabel and Alondra Lassiter. Son-in-law, Waymon Mayfield of McMinnville and special friends, Sally Barker and Lisa Crowe. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carrie Inez Bass

Jan 4 2008

94 year old Carrie Inez Bass of Alexandria died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a nurse and a Methodist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Dowell Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Cora Bates Tubbs; her husband Rhome Bass; and a son, Charles David Bass. Survivors include a daughter, Billie McKinley of Carthage. Seven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gertie Lou Stephens

Jan 4 2008

96 year old Gertie Lou Stephens of Smithville died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a retired shirt factory worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hershel and Eller Braswell; her husband, Lucious Stephens; a son, Billy Brice Stephens; and a sister, Mable Braswell. She is survived by nephews, Donnie Lewis of Smithville, Mike Stephens of Chattanooga, and Mark Stephens of Knoxville. A niece, Gail Coll of Dallas Texas. A great nephew, Jimmy Lewis of Smithville. A great niece, Heather Kent of Murfreesboro and a sister-in-law, Marie Stephens of Chattanooga. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Henry Frank Adcock

Jan 2 2008

80 year old Henry Frank Adcock of Smithville died Tuesday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a retired Postal Service worker and a Jehovah's Witness. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Lee and Lizzie Robinson Adcock. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lydia Adcock of Smithville. A brother, Odie Adcock of Nashville. A sister, Veda Clark of Sparta and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lorene Driver

Dec 29 2007

80 year old Lorene Driver of Alexandria died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a DeKalb County native. a homemaker, and a member of the West Main Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Amos Jarman and Phillip Lane will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Early and Valley Tramel Webster; two brothers, Clarence Webster and John Webster; and two sisters, Bettie Johnson and Lealett Agee. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert Driver of Alexandria. A daughter, Betty Sue Vaughn of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Randy and his wife Natasha Vaughn of Alexandria and Cindy Vaughn of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Drake Vaughn and Ellie Grace Vaughn both of Alexandria. Three sisters, Elsie Pugh of Lebanon and Ruth Agee and Tommie Dedmon both of Alexandria. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Dallas Reed "Red" Young

Dec 22 2007

74 year old Dallas Reed "Red" Young of Woodbury died Saturday at his residence. He was a 30 year employee of the Carrier Corporation and a member of the Short Mountain Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Royce Martin and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in the Gunter Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Lester "Cuz" and Lillie Frances Luna Young; a son, Michael Young; an infant brother; and three brothers, Kelly, Herman, and Lester Young; and a sister, Lera Young. Survivors include his wife, Jennie Campbell Young of Woodbury. Two daughters, Jennifer and her husband Ricky Nixon and Lisa and her husband Timmy Nixon all of Smithville. A daughter-in-law, Carolyn Tramel Young of Woodbury. Five grandchildren, Allison and Derek Fann of Woodbury, Jenna and her husband Tim Reynolds of Alexandria, Wesley Young and his fiance Mandy Jakes of Woodbury, Lynsey Nixon and Nathan Nixon both of Smithville. Two brothers, Alvin and his wife Connie Young of Donelson and Nelson and his wife Dean Young of Smithville. Five sisters, Elsie and her husband John Whitworth of Clarksville, Mentie and husband Auvel Atnip, Thelma and husband Cordell Evans and Imanell Vanatta all of Smithville, and Geraldine Hargrove of New Jersey. One brother-in-law, Doris and his wife Jo Ann Campbell of Woodbury. Two sisters-in-law, Ina and her husband Phillip Vaughn of Smithville and Beulah Smith of McMinnville. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Janice Bittner Anderson

Dec 20 2007

65 year old Janice Bittner Anderson of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She attended the Sink Creek Baptist Church and was a retired school bus driver. A graveside service will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Wendell Judkins will officiate. There will be no visitation. She was preceded in death by her husband, Evan Bittner. Survivors include two sons, Tyler and his wife Sherry Bittner of Smithville and Todd and his wife Sallie Bittner of Arizona. A daughter, Tonya Caldwell of Smithville. A grandchild, Brittney Barnes of Smithville. Four step-grandchildren, Tom and Toby Delgado of Arizona, Josh, Neal, and Rhiannon Powers of Smithville. One great grandchild, Brooklyn and five brothers also survive. The family has requested that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Sink Creek Baptist Church. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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