Obituaries

Ralph Morris Batey

Sep 18 2007

62 year old Ralph Morris Batey of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired animal shelter worker with the City of Smithville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dink Batey and Goldie Trusty Bandy. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Jennifer Batey of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Morgan Batey and Dustin Jennings both of Smithville. Two brothers, Billy Batey of Watertown and Carl Bandy of Smithville and one sister, Denice James of Georgia. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that all donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Alice Dimmick

Sep 15 2007

77 year old Alice Dimmick of the Dale Ridge Community died Friday at NHC Health Care Center in Smithville. Mrs. Dimmick's remains have been cremated. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Dimmick. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Elizabeth Frances Hendrixson

Sep 15 2007

86 year old Elizabeth Frances Hendrixson of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and attended the First Assembly of God. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Glenn Burks will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Schuyler Hendrixson; her parents, James and Willie Warren Redmon; a son, Joe Hendrixson; great granddaughter, Holly Michelle Lawrence; sisters, Cilla Mae Redmon and Magdalene Emberton; and a brother, Charlie Redmon. She is survived by two daughters, Mertie Lawrence and Doris and her husband Jerry Beshearse. Seven grandchildren, Tony and his wife Lori Lawrence, Anita and her husband Jimmy Patrick, Gary and his wife Rita Beshearse, Teresa and her husband Darrell Spencer, Terry and his wife Kristie Beshearse all of Smithville, Penny Hendrixson, and Joe and his wife Rhonda Hendrixson all of Lebanon. Six great grandchildren. One brother, R.L. and his wife Earlene Redmon and one sister, Louise Braswell all of Smithville. One daughter-in-law, Nadean Hendrixson of Mount Juliet. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William "Billy" Northcutt, Jr.

Sep 15 2007

44 year old William "Billy" Northcutt, Jr. of Smithville died Friday at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He was a Baptist and an employee of Walker Tenneco Automotive. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He is survived by his parents, William and Frances Northcutt, Sr. of Quebeck. A brother, Gene Arnold, Jr. of Texas. Three sisters, Connie Rowan of Ohio, Doreen Shepherd of Smithville, and Valerie Pugh of Old Hickory. Six nephews and four nieces also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Don Matthews

Sep 15 2007

64 year old Don Matthews died Thursday. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Annie Matthews. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Matthews. Children, Donna Arsenault, Melinda Miner, and Ray Matthews and his wife Jerri. Seven grandchildren. Two sisters, Linda Culwell and Shirley Caldwell and her husband Joe. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. The Harpeth Hills Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Prentice A. Cantrell

Sep 15 2007

Prentice A. Cantrell
64 year old Prentice A. Cantrell of Smithville died Thursday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was a contractor and painter and he attended the Coopers Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. B.J. Thompson and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Lee and Ona Young Cantrell; brothers, Jewel, J.W., and Joe Cantrell; sisters, Carmine Poss and Nancy Humphrey. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Wilma Cantrell of Smithville. Three children, Anthony and his wife Penny Cantrell, Angela and her husband Bobby Johnson, and Shannon and his wife Tonya Cantrell all of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Jacob and Elicia Cantrell, Kaylee and Levi Cantrell, Ian, Isabella, Garrett Johnson, Steven, and Bradley Barrett. Seven brothers, Doyce Cantrell, Lewis and his wife Wanda Cantrell, Than Cantrell, Elmus and his wife Gladys Cantrell, McClure and his wife Pam Cantrell, John and his wife Nell Cantrell, and Morgan Cantrell. Four sisters, Janice and her husband Johnny Martin, Hilda and her husband Floyd Corley, Nell and her husband Joe Fly, and Joan Harrelson; and sister-in-law, Frances Cantrell. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Paul McKinley Davis

Sep 8 2007

80 year old Paul McKinley Davis of Dowelltown died Friday at the Alvin C. York V.A. Medical Center in Murfreesboro. He was a retired U.S. Air Force Veteran, member of the American Legion, member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church, and a painter. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. David Lunsford, Charles Martin, and Jim Bretl will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Liberty with military honors. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Bessie Oakley Davis; a son, Bob Davis; a brother, Tom Davis; and a sister, Pauline Martin. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Brenda Davis of Dowelltown. Two daughters, Paula and her husband Erik Wineland of San Antonio, Texas and Doretta Grant of Iowa. Two grandchildren. One sister, Minnie Bratten of Dowelltown. One sister-in-law, Ms. Chase Davis of Dowelltown. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to either the Dowelltown United Methodist Church Building Fund, the Saint Gregory's Catholic Church Building Fund, Military Organizations, or to the Charity of your choice, in memory of Mr. Davis.

Lennell Haggard

Sep 8 2007

77 year old Lennell Haggard of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was the retired owner of Haggard Body Shop and a Baptist. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Maggie Bates Haggard; five brothers, Jess, Toy, Virbil, Bud, and Ed Haggard; four sisters, Ola and Ruby Haggard, Jewel Anderson, and Lorene Anderson Harris. Survivors include his wife, Frances Montgomery Haggard of Smithville. One son, David and his wife Vicki Haggard of Smithville. Two daughters, Tina and her husband Melvin Crips, Jr. and Virginia Haggard all of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Ryan and Katie Haggard and Caelin and Landon Crips all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Paul Davis

Sep 8 2007

80 year old Paul Davis of Dowelltown died Friday night at the V.A. Hospital in Murfreesboro. The body is at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are incomplete.

Bobbie Jean Houk

Sep 6 2007

70 year old Bobbie Jean Houk of Smithville died Wednesday at her residence. She was a Pentecostal and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Toy Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Lee Neal; two sons, Jimmy and James Griffith; a daughter, Marie McBride; and a grandson, Stephen Patrick. Survivors include five children, Charles and his wife Phyllis Griffith of Alexandria, Maurice Griffith of Smithville, Deborah Page of Smithville, Teresa Griffith of Nashville, and Melissa Culwell of Nashville. Her mother, Nancy Lillian Neal of Smithville. Fifteen grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren. Two brothers, Doug and his wife Kathy Neal and L.W. Neal all of Smithville. Four sisters, Loretta and her husband Junior Bain of Smithville, Linda Fay Knowles of Smithville, Patricia and her husband Chester Sanders of Smithville, and Elaine McGuire of Spencer. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

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