87 year old Robert Lentz Eller died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Eller was a member of Smithville United Methodist Church, a veteran of World War II, retired from Tennessee National Guard, and Honorary Assistant Fire Chief with Smithville Volunteer Fire Dept., where he served 64 years. Eller was also owner and operator of Eller's Radio and TV Repair for many years. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. from the Smithville United Methodist Church. Terry Little will officiate and burial will be at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Active pallbearers are members of the Smithville Volunteer Fire Department. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. until the service at the church on Wednesday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Gracie Eller and a sister Maxine Eller Beckwith. He is survived by a sister; Barbara Jean Lawson, nieces; Jennifer Lawson Norris and Peggy Huffstetler. Nephews; Bobby Lawson and Ted Beckwith, Jr. Family Heritage Funeral Home in Gallatin is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Smithville First United Methodist Church.
53 year old Bradley Hughes Lee of Smithville died Sunday at his daughter's residence in Kentucky. Lee was a member of the Church of God. He was also retired from the military, served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the VFW. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy Malcolm, Sr. and Wynona Corrilyn Marlowe "Mimi" Lee and a brother, Christopher P. Lee. He is survived by his wife, Winona Lee of Smithville. Children, Angie Lee of Atlanta, Amanda Lee of Chicago and Katherine Lee of Kentucky. Step-children, Melissa Lee, Michael Lee, and Jackie Kloss all of Athens Georgia, Louis Chabarria of Sparta, and Kaleb Chabarria of Smithville. A brother, Troy Malcolm Lee, Jr. of Alabama. Sisters, Robin and Charles Rushing, Tracy and Vince Hesster, Holly Barnes, and Kelly and Carlis Hollingsworth. Step grandchild, Colin Smithson. Numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
90 year old Wilma Cantrell Inglis of Smithville died Sunday in Maryland. She was a retired social worker and a member of the First United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leland Carden and Mark Pafford will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Inglis was preceded in death by her parents, Burnie and Lola Mae Bryant Cantrell; her husband, Willie Ernest Inglis; and a sister Lena Mai Cantrell. She is survived by two sons, Phillip and his wife Judy Inglis and William and his wife Rosario Inglis of Columbia, Maryland. One sister, Irene Campbell of Columbia, Tennessee. Three grandsons, Daniel and Lisa Inglis, Bobby and Ann Inglis, and William Inglis and one granddaughter, Janie Marie and J.P. Monier. Two great grandchildren, Sophia and Matthew Inglis. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
71 year old J.C. Derting of Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a farmer, a graduate of Liberty High School, and a member of Cave Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Tommy Ashford will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Stacy Derting and his parents, Roy and Laura Mae Derting. He is survived by a son, Dennis Stacey of Liberty and many cousins and friends. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
72 year old Peggy Fuson Palmer, formerly of Smithville and a resident of Chattanooga, died Tuesday at her second residence in Smithville. She graduated from the U.T. School of Pharmacy in 1957 and worked as a pharmacist for many years with Eckerd/Rite-Aid in East Ridge. She was an award winning craftswoman and quilter and her work was displayed at the White House. Palmer was also a member of the Jacobs Pillar United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Jacobs Pillar United Methodist Church. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. There will be no visitation on Saturday. Palmer was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Allie Redmon Fuson and a sister, Eulalia Cobb Vaughn. She is survived by her husband, John A. Palmer, Jr. of Chattanooga. One son, John A. Palmer III and his wife Elizabeth of Gainesville, Florida. One daughter, Janna Palmer Reid and her husband Evan of Milpitas, California. Two grandsons, Jackson and Evan Reid of Milpitas, California and a sister, Violet Fuson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
88 year old Mary Mongello Baranec of Dowelltown died Tuesday at NHC. She was a retired travel agent. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Al Mahan will officiate. The family has chosen cremation after the service. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 10:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Frances Palumbo Quenqua; two husbands, Joseph R. Mongello and George Baranec; a son-in-law, James A. Rizzo; and a brother, Joseph Quenqua. Survivors include three daughters, Rachelle Rizzo of Missouri, Frances Dagostino of New Jersey and Beatrice and husband Tommy Garrison of Dowelltown. Two sisters, Lenore Matray of New York and Beatrice and Ernie Gernert of Nevada. Seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
63 year old Robert Michael "Bob" Senick of Liberty died at his residence last week. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a Catholic. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at Middle Tennessee Veteran Cemetery in Nashville. Father David Cooney will officiate. There will be no visitation. He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Senick. He is survived by his mother, Edith Senick of Venice, Florida and a sister Diana and her husband Robert Stines of Corbin, Kentucky. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
98 year old Nettie L. Curtis of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a factory worker and a member of the Short Mountain Church of God. The funeral will be Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Freddy Curtis will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 4:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Curtis; her parents, James and Mary Herman Lawson; a daughter-in-law, Wilma Jo Curtis; brothers, Floyd, Clarence, and Hershal Lawson; sisters, Alice Seymour, Estie Scurlock, Flora Warren, Lela Bratcher, twin sister Emma Hale, and Cora Hampton. Survivors include sons, Homer and his wife Martha Curtis of Woodbury and Joe and his wife Sue Curtis of Smithville. Grandchildren, Randy Curtis, Alesia Smith, David Curtis, and Gary Curtis Jones. Four great grandchildren, one step great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
67 year old Robert Gerald Smith of Dowelltown died Thursday at DeKalb Community Hospital after a sudden illness. He was a native of Lawrence County, retired from the music industry, an Army veteran, and of the Methodist faith. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Loretto Memorial Chapel. Steve Vanhooser will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Loretto Memorial Chapel. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Smith. Survivors include his mother, Georgia Smith of Loretto. A son, Robert Smith and his wife Kandice of Mount Juliet. Three daughters, Tracy Lynn Simpson and husband Greg of Ethridge, Christy Delaine Dietz and husband Gary of Lavergne, and Shasta Nicole Smith of Clearwater, Florida. Four granddaughters, Logan Dietz, Taylor Dietz, Devin Smith, and Morgan Smith. One nephew, Chris Brown and wife Dee Dee of Loretto and a sister, Jenny Brown and husband Milton of Loretto. Loretto Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
78 year old John Thomas Cantrell, Sr. of Smithville died Friday at Centennial Medical Center. He was by faith a Primitive Baptist, a carpenter, and a brick layer. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Paul Violet will officiate and burial will be in the Young Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by sons, Johnny Cantrell, Jr., Melvin Shehane, and Anthony Ferrell; grandchildren, Jennifer Shehane and Bridget Bates; parents, Zollie and Mamia Viola Adcock Cantrell; brothers, Gentry Ed and Ernest Cliff Cantrell; and a sister, Jackie Gay. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Cantrell of Smithville. Children, Rita Washer of Knoxville, Wanda Johanson of Smyrna, Karen and husband Spencer Stacy of Smithville, Sarah and husband Devin Rogers of Rock Island, Barbara and husband David Bates of McMinnville, and Ricky and wife Tammy Shehane of Smithville. Daughter-in-law, Felicia Cantrell of Smithville. Brothers, Virgil Seborn and his wife Louise Cantrell and Glynn A. Cantrell both of Smithville, and Zollie D. Cantrell of Knoxville. Sisters, Lillian and husband Brownie Tittsworth of Smithville, Lois and husband J.E. Gay, and Judy and husband Ronnie Cantrell both of McMinnville. Grandchildren, Beverly Sutton, Monica Trottershod, Cristy Spears, Matthew Johanson, Clent Shehane, Rebekkah Johanson, Joshua Cantrell, Travis Shehane, Chassity Rogers, Jessica Shehane, and Malachi Stacy. Eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
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