Obituaries

Billy Close Cantrell

Mar 31 2007

69 year old Billy Close Cantrell of Alexandria died Friday at his residence. He was a self employed carpenter and a Baptist. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dr. Haskel Greer will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Floyd and Opal Close Cantrell. Survivors include three sons, Mike and his wife Nickie Cantrell of Walling, Gary Cantrell of Mississippi, and Randy Cantrell of Algood. Eight grandchildren, Joey Cantrell of Virginia, MiKayla Cantrell of Walling, Nikki Cantrell of Smithville, Brendi Whittaker of Cookeville, Amber Scott of Clarksville, Tara Cantrell of Bristol, Felicia Cantrell of Florida, Breenna Cantrell of Florida. One great grandchild, Cheynne Scott of Clarksville and special friend, Helen \"Sissy\" Petty of Alexandria. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Wayne Murphy

Apr 2 2007

42 year old David Wayne Murphy of Smithville died Sunday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a farmer. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Cannady Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Author Lee and Kathleen Crook Murphy and brothers, Jeff and Ralph Murphy. Survivors include three daughters, Jessica Hubbard and Christina Murphy both of Smithville, and Stephanie Murphy of Jamestown. Two sisters, Anna Faye Baker of Walling and Kathy Murphy of Shelbyville. Four brothers, James, Harold, and Ricky Murphy all of Smithville, and Kenneth Murphy of Florida. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Freeland Gibbs

Apr 2 2007

74 year old Freeland Gibbs of Alexandria died Sunday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He was a member of the Upper Helton Baptist Church and a retired employee of TRW Ross Gear. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Billy Robinson and Kurt Waggoner will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Lola Mae Burton Gibbs; an infant son, David Gibbs; a brother, Wendell Gibbs; and a sister, Elizabeth Ketchum. Survivors include his wife, Ruby Moss Gibbs of Alexandria. Four children, Sandra Fowler of Alexandria, Thomas and his wife Sherry Gibbs of Alexandria, Anita and her husband Robert Higgins of Elmwood, and Lisa and her husband Clark Oakley of Liberty. Nine grandchildren, Tracy Lawrence, Monica Hendrixson, Stacy Fowler, Megan Gibbs, Braiden, Jordon, and Ethan Alvis, and Cason and Addison Oakley. Three great grandchildren,Caitlyn and Rebecca Lawrence, and Ella Hendrixson. Two sisters, Martha Hood and Sally Rankins both of Indiana and a brother, James A. Gibbs of Indiana. The family requests that donations be made to Alive Hospice of Murfreesboro in memory of Mr. Gibbs, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Vestie H. Dyer

Apr 5 2007

The funeral for 88 year old Vestie H. Dyer will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Baxter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellow Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 7:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Survivors include two sons, Lloyd Dyer and Billy J. Dyer; one daughter, Mary Nell Haggard; and a sister, Ojill Warren. Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Will D. Hancock

Apr 5 2007

76 year old Will D. Hancock of Whitwell died Wednesday. He was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School. His family resided in Chattanooga before he retired from DuPont. After retirement, Hancock and his family moved to Whitwell where he was a cattle farmer. He also served as president of the Marion County Livestock Association. Hancock was an active member of the Jasper First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time at the Jasper First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery at Liberty. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday at the Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the Sycamore Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. Friday followed by a graveside service at 3:30 p.m. at the Sycamore Cemetery. Hancock was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Mingle Hancock; his father and mother, Valter Ray and Nonnie Craddock Hancock; and nine brothers and sisters, Nell, Alfred, Ben, Bettye Sue, Reed, Ruth, John, Jane, and an infant sister. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Alan Stephenson of Nashville. A son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Lisa Hancock of Whitwell. Four grandchildren, Reed Stephenson of Kennesaw, Georgia; Kelli and her husband Roger Hancock Layne of Whitwell; Ben Stephenson of Nashville; and Tyler Hancock of Whitwell. Two great granddaughters, Pace Stephenson and Ava Layne and several nieces and nephews. Whitwell Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Contributions may be sent, in lieu of flowers, to the Jasper First Baptist Church, 108 West Third Street, Jasper, Tennessee 37347

Evelyn Frances Curtis

Apr 6 2007

84 year old Evelyn Frances Curtis of Alexandria died Friday at the Summit Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a DeKalb County native. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church, where she was a member. Ronnie Smith and Tommy Curtis will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. There will be no visitation on Sunday due to Easter. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Willie Malone Kitchings; her husband of 66 years Paul Curtis; and a brother, Charles B. Kitchings. Survivors include two daughters, Faye and her husband William Wooldridge of Lebanon and Kaye Hearn of Mount Juliet. Five grandchildren, Rick and his wife Christy Robinson of Murfreesboro, Mitch Robinson of Lebanon, Angie and her husband Alan Elkins, Anita and her husband Chip Jackson, and Kim and her husband Scott Lattimore all of Mount Juliet. Six great grandchildren. A niece, Lyna Rorie of Watertown and a brother-in-law, Reverend Tommy and his wife Virginia Curtis of Smithville. Two step-grandchildren, Chip and his wife Carol Hearn and Trevor Hearn all of Mount Juliet Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the New Hope Cemetery Fund or to the Huntington Foundation, in lieu of flowers.

Betty Ann Adcock

Apr 7 2007

61 year old Betty Ann Adcock of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sink Creek Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Wendell Judkins will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley Woods and Minervia Durham Peoples; a daughter, Lori Smith; sisters, Ruby Bates, Margaret Martin, and Minnie Jo Hattaway; and brothers, Leon Peoples, Sampson Peoples, and Harvey Neal Peoples. Survivors include her husband, Joel Adcock of Smithville. Two daughters, Connie Denise and her husband Tony Bailey of Alexandria and Sherry Wynette and her husband Joe Judkins of Smithville. Grandchildren, Leslie Bailey and Jordan Judkins. Brothers, Harold Peoples and David Peoples of South Pittsburgh and sisters, Mary Lou Campbell of South Pittsburgh and Imogene Ellision of Atlanta, Georgia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Lee Snow

Apr 9 2007

91 year old Robert Lee Snow of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a 57 year member of the First United Methodist Church. He was also a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Little and Mark Pafford will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Snow was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Virgie Mangum Snow; brothers, Howard and Wiley Snow; and a sister, Frances Poss. Survivors include his wife, Mary Snow of Smithville. Three children, Larry and his wife Peggy Snow of McMinnville, Tom Snow of Crossville, and Robin and his wife Mary Beth Treadway of Murfreesboro. Five grandchildren, Chris Snow and Krisann Stanley both of McMinnville, Matt Snow of Murfreesboro, and Elizabeth Treadway and Tucker Treadway both of Murfreesboro. Five great grandchildren. Four sisters, Joann Moore of Smithville, Mary Morgan of Cookeville, Elizabeth Edwards of Lebanon, and Eleanor Burns of Atlanta, Georgia. One brother, Edgar Snow of Knoxville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the First United Methodist Church and the American Heart Association, in memory of Mr. Snow.

Marie Neal Hildreth

Apr 10 2007

84 year old Marie Neal Hildreth of Clarksville died Monday at her residence. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Church of the Nazarene. Tony Miller and Maury Norman will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home in Clarksville and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church. A memorial will be held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Valhalla Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Huntsville, Alabama. She was a registered nurse in Alabama and Tennessee, the first college nurse at MTSU in Murfreesboso, and she worked at the Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro, and was head nurse at McFarland Hospital in Lebanon. She retired from nursing at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama. She is survived by her husband, Edward D. Hildreth; a son, E. Douglas Hildreth, Jr.; grandchildren, Joshua Hildreth, Kelly Mixon, and Katie Marie Hildreth; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family requests that contributions be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Grace Nazarene Church Building Fund, 3135 Trenton Road, Clarksville, 37040. The Neal-Tarpley Funeral Homein Clarksville is in charge of the arrangements.

Tom H. Luna

Apr 11 2007

77 year old Tom H. Luna of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare of Smithville. He was a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church in the Jefferson Community. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran, and a retired manager of the Consumer Gas Station. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Greg Hibdon and Garry McBride will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife Lella Jean Luna; parents, Shelia and Lou Cantrell Luna; a grandson, Gregory Luna; sisters, Martha Judkins, Mary Edge, Emma Turner, and Dollie Frances Luna; and brothers, Brack Luna, Mag Luna, and Marshall Luna. Survivors include a son, Robert and his wife Tressia Luna of Smithville. Two daughters, Judy and her husband Ricky Bowman of Gordonsville, and Doris and her husband James Flickinger of Baxter. Six grandchildren, Regina Turner, Amy Phillips, Crystal Harville, Justin Luna, Westley Shoemake, and Josh Bowman. Five great grandchildren, Darrian Turner, Alexis Harville, Allan Luna, James White Luna, and Elaina Bryce Turner. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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