64 year old Esther Elaine Asbury of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a factory worker and was affiliated with the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Asbury; her parents, Alfred and Elgie E. Bechtol; infant sisters, Enola Mae and Carol Beth Bechtol; and brothers, Ralph Bechtol and Denver G. Bechtol. Survivors include two children, Richard Schilt of Smithville and Lori Black of Dowelltown. Two grandchildren, Kiley Yoder of Dowelltown and Brandon Schilt of Smithville. A great granddaughter, Angelina Yoder. Two brothers, Martin and his wife Joyce Bechtol of Montpelier, Ohio; Leslie and his wife Martha Bechtol of Edon, Ohio. A sister, Eileen Sue and her husband Ed Gipple of Montpelier, Ohio. Ms. Asbury's remains have been cremated. There will be a private memorial service held at a later date.
51 year old Steve Mabe, Sr. of Alexandria died Saturday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Steve, Jr. and Rachel Mabe of Smithville. Grandchildren, Heath Mabe and Lance Mabe. His mother, Helen Mabe Van Strander and his step-father, Richard Van Strander of Alexandria. A brother, Larry Mabe and his wife Janet and their children, Monica Mabe and Tabitha Mabe. Several uncles and aunts also survive. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. David Dunn and Glenn Ramsey will officiate. Burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. The Mabe family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
48 year old Steve Landon Goodwin of Liberty died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a carpenter and a member of the Congregational Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Miller will offciate and burial will be in the Dismal Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Landon Goodwin. Survivors include two daughters, Candace Dodd of Woodbury and Rachel Goodwin of Smithville. His mother, Louise Driver Goodwin; a sister and brother-in-law, Kathy Ellis and Russell Estes; a niece, Natosha Reinhart; and a great niece, Autumn Reinhart all of Liberty. Several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
87 year old Haskel Elby Howard of Smithville died Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Erbie Haskel and Mertie Ovella Slagle Howard. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother and two other brothers, Kenneth D. Howard and Holly J. Howard. Mr. Howard was retired from the U.S. Navy, having served from 1939 until 1959, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. Survivors include his wife, Chizuko Howard of Smithville. Three children, Michael Kenji and his wife Kelli Howard of Batavia, Ohio; Riki Lynn and his wife Gina Howard of Brentwood; and Michiko Naomi Howard and her husband Tim Martin of Smithville. Seven grandchildren, Raleigh Preston Howard, Kenleigh Nicole Howard, Allison Taylor Howard, Slater Jackson Howard, Hayley Midori Martin, Raiden Alexander Martin, and Madeline Aiko Martin. Many cousins in Tennessee and many western states also survive. Mr. Howard's remains have been cremated. There will be no vistitation held at the funeral home. There will be a graveside memorial service held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. with full Military Honors at the Howard Cemetery in White County. Chuck Olson and Michael Hale will officiate. The cemetery is located on the Old Kentucky Road. Mr. Howard requested NO flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice, the American Cancer Society, Disabled American Veterans, Justin Potter Library, or the DeKalb County High School Library with books about our nation's history or military. All donations can be made by calling or coming by the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
41 year old Stevie Joe Estes of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Howard Griffin will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Henrietta Bain Estes and a brother, Ronald Estes. Survivors include his wife, Shelia Baker Estes; a daughter, Amanda McClure; three step-daughters, Jessica Hubbard and Christina Murphy all of Smithville and Stephanie Murphy of Jamestown. Two grandchildren, Conner McClure and Haley Murphy both of Smithville and James Estes of Smithville. His father, Chester Estes of Smithville. Four aunts, Ruth Martin of Smithville, Frances Underwood of Woodbury, and Carolyn Braswell and Shirley Hale. Two uncles, David and Jerry Bain. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
63 year old L.G. Bain of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a Baptist and a self employed carpenter. The funeral will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Alton Colwell, Bobby Thompson, and Michael Hale will offficiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m until the time of the service 4:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Honest and Jewell Bain and sons, Jeffery and Jerry Bain. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Bain of Smithville. Children, Shawn "Wiesel" Bain, Shelia Ann Beckham, and Josh Bain all of Smithville, and Donna Sue Estes of McMinnvile. Sisters, Betty and her husband Beecher Taylor, Christine and her husband Alton Colwell of Smithville, and Joyce Prater of Lebanon. Brothers, J.B. and his wife Cathy Bain, E.J. Bain, R.J. and his wife Judy Bain, and A.J. and his wife Carol Bain all of Smithville. Grandchildren, Devon Bain, Travis Beckham, Ashley Bain, Andy Bain, Aniece Bain, Amy and Casey Estes. A great grandchild, Natalya McCarty. Step-children, Kim and her husband Waymon Walker of Sparta and Mark and his wife Bobbie Davis of Carthage. Step grandchildren, Amber Linder, Megan Linder, Chelsie Linder, Zach Walker, Matthew Davis, and Amber Gross. Special caregiver and sister-in-law, Patsy Rutherford. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
72 year old Willie Herbert Driver of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a retired McMinnville Manufacturing employee and a member of the Smithville Church of God. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Lizzie Pinegar Driver and a special friend, Lee Reeder. Survivors include partner-in-life, Shirley Ann Fisher of Smithville. Special family, Marl Ann Reynolds of Hermitage, Joe Reeder of Old Hickory, and Peggy Lynn Hendrix of Smithville. Six special grandchildren. One great special grandchild. One uncle, Thern Driver of Sparta. Three cousins, Homer Hodges of Smithville, Taft Ferrell of Smithville, and Paul Driver of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
66 year old Bobby Nichols of Cookeville died Sunday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was Golf Coach at Tennessee Tech University and owner of the Ironwood Golf Course. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Cookeville-Cumberland Presbyterian Church and burial will be in the Cookeville City Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at the church. He is survived by three brothers, Glen Nichols, John Nichols, and Earl Nichols. The Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
60 year old Jesse Garlin Jones of Auburntown died suddenly Sunday at the emergency room of Stones River Hospital. He was a Cannon County native, a Baptist, and a machinist at the Quality Tool and Die Company. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Steve Jones will officiate and burial will be in the Odom Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Hilton Jones and a brother, Donald Ray Jones. Survivors include his mother, Pauline Jones Clay of Woodbury. His wife of 39 years, Gearline George Jones of Auburntown. Brothers, Jim and his wife Doris Jones of Woodbury, Steve and his wife Kathy Jones of Georgia, and Jerry and his wife Kim Jones of Indiana. A sister, Karen and her husband Richard Gross of Manchester. A sister-in-law, Diane Jones of Woodbury. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
74 year old Dorothy Couch Tramel of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Covenant Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Monday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mattie Webb Couch; a brother, Doris Edward Couch; and a grandchild, Thomas Hyden. Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Paul Tramel of Smithville. Three daughters, Brenda and her husband Nick Reff of Hendersonville, and Tricia Adams and Karen Fox of McMinnville. Thirteen grandchildren, Allen and Tiffany Hyden, Christina Seibers, and Ricky and Dusty Fox all of McMinnville, Steven Hyden of Hermitage, Victoria Hyden and Kristen Cagle of Hendersonville, Vanessa Trapp-Hayes of Murfreesboro, Sierra Reff of Virginia, Gordon, Kaleigh, and Sidney Reff of Indiana. Nine great grandchildren, Blake and Austin Moore, Savannah Hyden, Jaden Galy, Logan and Amber Hyden, Cailin Trapp, Agah Hayes, and Chloe Fox. Two brothers, Randall and Charles Couch of McMinnville. One sister, Jewel Dean Statton of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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