91 year old Norma Jean Adamson Mason of Hendersonville died Monday. She was a homemaker. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Hendersonville Memorial Gardens. Local survivors include a niece, Geneva Shoemake and a nephew, John Edward Adamson both of Smithville. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the service at 3:00 p.m. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.
93 year old Lee Burnice Ray of Smithville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was retired from Magnetek. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the New Union The Baptist Church, where he was a member for 61 years. Darrell Cantrell, Bransford England, and Anthony Pelham will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Avis Novella Ray; his parents, Thurman and Lula Lakey Ray; a son-in-law, Paul Blankenship; three brothers, George, J.T., and Clayton Ray; and two sisters, Imogene Rodgers and Lois Ray. Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Blankenship and one son, Grady and his wife Charlotte Ray all of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Paula and her husband Danny Roller of Rock Island, Teresa and her husband Keith Turner of Maryville, Marla and her husband Jimmy Nix of Fayetteville, and Melvin and his wife Melissa Ray of Smithville. A step-grandson, Traeton McCoy of McMinnville. Nine grandchildren, Allison and Daniel Turner, Sarah and Mary Elizabeth Roller, Lynsey, Mallory, and Ethan Nix, Madelyn Rose Ray, and Lane McCoy. One brother, Donald Ray and two sisters, Nell Rankhorn and Ruth Ray all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
28 year old Adam Reynolds of Liberty died Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and a material handler at Nissan. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Howard and Margie Reynolds. Survivors include his wife, Amy Reynolds of Liberty. A daughter, Hayley Marie Reynolds of Liberty. His parents, Howard, Jr. and Freida Reynolds of Liberty. Two brothers, Chris Reynolds and Allen and his wife May Reynolds of Liberty. His maternal grandparents, Alfred and Marie Nixon of Watertown. A niece, Taylor Reynolds-Bower of Liberty. His father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lanny and Vicki Sandlin of Liberty. A brother-in-law, Hunter Sandlin, several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
71 year old Mabel Williams Gill of Smithville died Tuesday at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. She was a homemaker and a member of Covenant Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love Cantrell Funeral Home. Jimbo Eddins will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and Allie Williams and three brothers, Ray, Louie and Eugene Williams. She is survived by two brothers, JB & Ralph Williams both of Smithville and several nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Love Cantrell Funeral Home for funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.
58 year old Carol Dunn Looney of Cartersville, Georgia died Wednesday at the Cartersville Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her mother, Guynell Mabe. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Crips and Don Crips of Austelle, Georgia. Four grandchildren, Brittany Lynn, Stormie Nicole, Chloe Marie, and Travis Glen. One sister, Glenda Staley of Smithville and a brother, Eddie Mabe of Smithville. Ms. Looney's remains have been cremated, A memorial service will be held at a later date. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
68 year old Wilma Clemons of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was retired from the Liberty Shirt Factory and a Baptist. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kevin Campbell will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Sunday until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Catherine Denny; her husband, Blanchard Clemons; and a brother, Ronald Dale Denny. Survivors include her mother, Catherine Denny of Woodbury. One daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Bobby Lynn Luna of Sparta. One son, Jeffrey Dale Denny of Woodbury. One sister and brother-in-law, Marion and John Campbell of Woodbury. One brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Reba Denny of Woodbury. Two grandchildren, Miranda and Treba Luna of Sparta. Several nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
70 year old Joe Don Yates of Murfreesboro died Monday at his residence. He was a Baptist, a DeKalb County native, and a U.S. Army veteran. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Grace Hendrixson Yates and a brother, Gerald Yates. Survivors include a sister,Joyce and her husband Jimbo Robertson of Watertown. Special friend, Norma Warrick of Murfreesboro. A nephew, Chris Robertson of Watertown and a great nephew, Tyler Robertson of Watertown. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
85 year old Opal Simpson Sanders of Woodbury died Monday of an extended illness at her daughter's home in Beech Grove. She was a Cannon County native, a housewife, and a Baptist. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. James Robert King and David Moody will officiate and burial will be in the Cherry Cemetery. Visitation starts Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hillary and Eunice Jones Simpson; her husband, Savage Sanders; a daughter, Maureen Mooneyham; brothers, Sterling and Alvie Simpson; and sisters, Ellen Brandon and Dorothy Collins. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Vivian and Donald Morton of Murfreesboro and Vida and James Robert King of Beech Grove. A son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Arlene Sanders of Woodbury. A sister, Geneva Brandon of Woodbury. A brother, Robert Simpson of Bradyville. Six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Son-in-law, William Mooneyham of Woodbury. Woodbury Funeral Home is i charge of the arrangements.
95 year old Callie Evelyne Mathis of Liberty died Wednesday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member. Dennis Young and Dewey Dyer will officiate and burial will be in Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church where it will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Mathis; parents, Calvin Lee and Mary Sissom Chumbley; brothers, Elmer Hale, Ray Hale, and Reed Hale; and a sister, Ethel Mai Gilley. Survivors include two daughters, Mainelle Derting and Lucille and her husband Glenn Davenport all of Liberty. Five grandchildren, Kenneth Derting, Larry Davenport, Mickey Davenport, Hugh Davenport, and Leanne McGill. Fourteen great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren and a brother, Billy and his wife Bobbie Hale of Liberty. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
88 year old Mildred H. Vandygriff of the Gassaway Community died Thursday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Sycamore Baptist Church, where she was a member for 75 years. Richard Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home. The body will then be taken to the church for the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Winfred Vandygriff; her parents, Thomas Monroe and Bettie Ferrell Hancock; a son, William Dwight Vandygriff; and two brothers, Walbert and Turney Hancock. Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and her husband Jimmy Ramsey of Gassaway and Winona and her husband Steve West of Murfreesboro. Grandchildren, Donnie and Dennis Ramsey, Dana Clark, Megan West and Kristin Brock. Great grandchildren, Austin, Alex, Dalton, and Cassie Ramsey. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.
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