Obituaries

James Raymond Goff

Feb 8 2007

James Raymond Goff, infant son of Jerry and Rhonda Evans Goff of Smithville died Wednesday at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the Goff family cemetery in the Austin Bottom community of DeKalb County. Ricky Arnold will officiate. Family and friends will leave the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. to go to the cemetery for the service at 10:00 a.m. There will be no visitation. The child was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jerry Goff and his great grandfather, Charlie Evans. In addition to his parents, the child is survived by a sister, Teshia Jo Goff. His paternal grandparents, Harry and Ivy Holmes of Smithville. His maternal grandparents, Ronnie and Carolyn Evans of Smithville. Paternal great grandparents, Barbara Allen of Cookeville and LeRoy Goff of Smithville. Maternal great grandmother, Frankie Jo Evans of Smithville. Uncles, Jonathon Goff and Jonnie Evans of Smithville. Aunt and uncle, Jo Carol and T.J. Summers. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Myrtle L. Jackson

Feb 13 2007

84 year old Myrtle L. Jackson of Indiana died Saturday at a Bloomington Hospital in Indiana. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Edward Todd will officiate and burial will be in the Baird Cemetery in Smith County. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Alice Clemmons Jones; her husband, Will Allen Jackson; and a daughter, Dorothy Hawkins. Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Faye and Howard Wallace, Betty and Elmer Goolsby, and Linda Madewell of Indiana. Eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren. Three sisters, Vernie Tate of Chattanooga, and Margaret Allison and Pearl Goolsby both of Cookeville. One brother, Donald Jones of Cookeville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m.

Helen Murphy Hale

Feb 14 2007

87 year old Helen Murphy Hale of Chattanooga died Monday. She was born in DeKalb County to the late Frank M. and Dovie Rose O'Conner Murphy. She was a member of the Maranatha Baptist Church and an active member of the Challenger Sunday School Class. She also attended Signal Center Adult Day Care and was an Avon representaive for over 40 years. She was a former member of the O.E.S. Hale was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Howard Hale, and their son, Mackey Hale. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Chattanooga. John Collins, Luther Eslinger, and Billy Dean will officiate and entombment will be in Lakewood Memory Gardens-South. The family will receive friends from noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Maranatha Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Dwayne Hale of Chattanooga. A daughter, Jeanette Richey of Chattanooga. A daughter-in-law, Lila Hale of Chattanooga. Eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The family requests that memorials be made, in lieu of flowers, to Hospice of Chattanooga, P.O. Box 19269 Chattanooga, Tennessee 37416, Signal Center Adult Day Care at 109 N. Germantown Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411, or to the Maranatha Baptist Church, 1701 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 37421. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.

Virgil Carl Davis

Feb 17 2007

83 year old Virgil Carl Davis of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a self employed farmer and owner of Carl Davis and Sons Nursery. Davis was also a Baptist, a U.S. Army World War II Veteran, a 32nd degree Mason for 50 years and a past Master of Liberty Lodge #77. He was a member of the DeKalb Farm Bureau Board of Directors for nine years and was involved in Tennessee agriculture. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil Edgar and Dollie Eller Davis; a sister, Mary Magnolia Davis Cantrell; and brothers, Earl Eugene and Ewin Edgar Davis. Survivors include his wife, Willene Ford Davis of Smithville. A daughter, Betty Davis of Chattanooga. Sons, Carl Douglas and his wife Sandra Davis and Edgar Davis of Smithville. Grandsons, B.J. Davis of Murfreesboro, Jacob and his wife Dana Davis of Dowelltown, and Jared Davis of Cookeville. Great granddaughter, Kendall Davis of Dowelltown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 3:30 p.m. A Masonic service will be held Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Paul David Scott

Feb 14 2007

41 year old Paul David Scott of Sparta died Wednesday at the White County Hospital. He was a student and a member of the Apostolic Arc. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his father, James Edward Scott and his maternal grandparents, Jay and Sinda Hutchings. Survivors include his wife, Jill Savage Scott of Sparta. Two sons, Chris and Michael Scott of Cookeville. One step daughter, Marissa Maggo of Sparta. One step son, Charlie Maggo of Sparta. His mother, Lana Hutchings Scott of Sparta. Aunts and uncles, Bernard and Marie Kocis, Howard and Janice Stafford, and Frank Hutchings all of Sparta. Special cousins, Tyra Rodgers and Angie Stafford of Sparta. Three nieces, Taylor, Megan and Ashlee Rodgers and a host of other family and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Paul Blankenship

Feb 15 2007

78 year old Paul Blankenship, former owner of Bradley Printing Company, died Thursday at his residence in the Belk Community. He was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Paul Bradley Blankenship

Feb 15 2007

78 year old Paul Bradley Blankenship of Smithville (Belk Community) died Thursday at his residence. He was founder and former owner of Bradley Printing, and a longtime employee of the Smithville Review. He was also a member of the Gideon's and was a deacon of the New Union The Baptist Church since 1962 and a member for 66 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 pm. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Darrell Cantrell, Kenneth Brown, and Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Reed and Mary Rankhorn Blankenship; a brother, Elzie Blankenship; and three sisters, Delma Wright, Nannie Wright, and Lola Griffin. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Ray Blankenship of Smithville. Two daughters, Paula and her husband Danny Roller of Rock Island and Teresa and her husband Keith Turner of Maryville. Four grandchildren, Sarah and Mary Elizabeth Roller of Rock Island, and Allison and Daniel Turner of Maryville. One sister, Birdell Lentz of Smithville. His father-in-law, Burnice Ray of Smithville. And a brother-in-law, Grady and his wife Charlotte Ray of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William Ed

Feb 16 2007

77 year old William Ed \"Skillet\" Rutland of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from Estes Furniture Company. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Hayes and Wade Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Baker Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Annie Rutland; his wife, Joleen Rutland; and a brother, Robert Rutland. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, David, Sr. and Denise Rutland of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Lanetta League of Clarksville, D.J. Rutland, Trista Armour, and E.J. League all of Smithville. One sister, Janette League of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

David Allen Hesson, Sr.

Feb 16 2007

47 year old David Allen Hesson, Sr. of Smithville died Friday of an extended illness at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a nursery worker. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Page will officiate and burial will be in the Cannady Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Hesson, Sr.; a daughter, Martha Sue Caldwell; two grandchildren, Jena Coronado and Christian Hesson; and a brother, Tommy Hesson. Survivors include his wife, Jena Hesson of Smithville. Three children, April and her husband Martin Coronado, James and his wife Sherry Hesson, and David, Jr. and his wife Kathey Hesson all of Smithville. His mother, Virginia Hesson of Cleveland. A brother, Bobby Hesson, Jr. of Cleveland. Five sisters, Jo Alred of Old Hickory, Edna Hesson of Atlanta, Georgia, Ruthy Marmon of Cleveland, and Briana Hesson and Miranda Hesson both of Kentucky. Six grandchildren and six step grandchildren also survive. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses.

Clifford Ingram

Feb 17 2007

86 year old Reverend Clifford Ingram of Smithville died early Saturday morning at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Lockhart Ingram of Smithville. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. A complete list of survivors and obituary information will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

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