Obituaries

Hoyte Mackie Vickers

Feb 28 2007

83 year old Hoyte Mackie Vickers of Liberty died Wednesday of an extended illness. He was a Cannon County native, a farmer, and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Richard Williams will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Vera Overall Vickers. Survivors include his wife, Sudie Burger Vickers of Liberty. One sister, Geneva Judkins of Smithville. A brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Cecil and Wilma Burger of Smithville. A nephew as a son, Ricky and his wife Barbara Vickers of Liberty. Grandchildren, Eric, Kevin, and Elisha Vickers all of Liberty. Great grandchildren, Tyler and Karly Vickers of Liberty. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Sean Cantrell

Mar 1 2007

42 year old David Sean Cantrell of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a self employed lawn care worker and a member of the Church of God. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Survivors include his wife Darice Hill Cantrell of Smithville. Two children, J.W. and his wife Kasey Cantrell of Smithville, and Steven Cantrell of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Sean Tyler and Peyton Aubrey Cantrell both of Smithville. His parents, Waniford and Kathryn Cantrell of Smithville. Two brothers, Steven and his wife Gloria of Washington, D.C. and Todd Cantrell of Franklin. One nephew, John Cantrell of Washington, D.C. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.

Keith Allen

Mar 2 2007

46 year old Keith Allen of Nashville died Thursday night at Skyline Medical Center. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Keith Ryan Allen

Mar 2 2007

46 year old Keith Ryan Allen of Nashville died Thursday at Skyline Medical Center. He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Mayo Allen of Nashville. Four children, Kevin Allen of Lebanon, Brandon Layne and Chris Allen of Nashville, and Ashley Allen of Smithville. Three grandchildren and one brother, Tony Allen of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that all donations please be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in lieu of flowers to help with burial arrangements.

Erma Gertrude Nokes

Mar 2 2007

96 year old Erma Gertrude Nokes of Liberty died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gassaway Church of Christ where she was a member for over 80 years. Gary Hancock will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at which time Ms. Nokes' body will be taken to the church for the service at 2:30 p.m. She and her late husband Shelah were the former owners and operators of Nokes' General Store in Liberty. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Brownlow and Elizabeth Mathis Derting; along with nine brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sons, Clyde Nokes and Rayburn Nokes both of Smithville and two daughters, Dorothy and her husband Sanford Bryan and Oleta and her husband Howard Bullard both of Murfreesboro. Eight grandchildren, Gary Nokes, Nick Nokes, Bill Nokes, Jeff Nokes, Charles Nokes, Derek Bryan, Lisa Lawson, and Linda Dockery. Thirteen great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl M. Foutch

Mar 4 2007

91 year old Carl M. Foutch of Alexandria died Saturday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Arrangements are incomplete.

H.C. Duke

Mar 3 2007

77 year old H.C. Duke of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from Ford Motors and a member of the Bethlehem Community Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. and Mike Satterfield will officiate and burial will be in the Hill View Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Denton and Ollie Durham Duke; a brother, Cordell Denton Duke and a daughter, Kathy Foster. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Lynn Malone Duke of Smithville. Three daughters, Queta and her husband Dale Seifker, Stephanie and her husband Danny Austin of Michigan and Theresa and her husband Ronnie Turner of Smithville. Nine grandchildren, Blake and Ashleigh Seifker, Sherry Austin, and Danny Austin, Jr. of Michigan, Tia Dillard, Tracy and Rocky Cassity, and Tayla Turner of Smithville, and Deidre and Rob Nelson of Arkansas. Seven great grandchildren. One brother, Dewey and his wife Lois Duke of Smithville. Two sisters, Oleda Pedigo of McMinnville and Brenda and her husband James Bayers of North Carolina. Special cousin, Hoyte Duke of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews and extended family also survive and his little poodle \"Sugar\". Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Anita Petway

Mar 5 2007

90 year old Anita Petway of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Health Care Center of Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley and Tim Woodward will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burns Petway; parents, Nat and Alta Powell Groom; Five sisters, Mildred Groom, Hazel Sandlin, Avanell Fuson, Claudine Malone, and Edwina Saddler; and a brother, Truitt Groom. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Buins Baughman of Indiana. A sister and brother-in-law, ValeriA and John Odum Evins of Liberty. A sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Groom of Liberty, and several nieces and nephews. The family has requested that donations be made to the Smithville Church of Christ and the Smithville Church of Christ Day School, in lieu of flowers. The family has also requested that no food be brought to the funeral home.

Anita Star Rockett

Mar 4 2007

17 year old Anita Star Rockett of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a student. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mike Satterfield will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by her mother, Rebecca Neal Crank of Smithville; her father, Darris Norvell Rockett of Nashville; a sister and brother-in-law, Hannah and Tim Burton of Smithville; and her maternal grandmother, Evie Sue Walker of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

Joyce Lee Bailiff

Mar 4 2007

55 year old Joyce Lee Bailiff of Alexandria died Saturday at NHC Health Care Center of Smithville. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Malone's Chapel Baptist Church at Alexandria. Bill Shaw, Mike Gay, and Jerry Osborne will officiate and burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery at Alexandria. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. when the body will be taken to the church. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bailiff, Jr. of Alexandria. Step-children, June and her husband Robert Keith of Smithville, Gerald and his wife Gail Bailiff of Dowelltown, Ricky and his wife Christina Bailiff of Liberty, and Tiwanda and her husband Wesley Hall of Watertown. Her mother, Lee Grandstaff of Alexandria. A sister, Barbara and her husband Dwayne Cantrell of Alexandria. Nieces, Nancy and her husband Sam Malone of Brush Creek and Susan and her husband Thomas Coats of Alexandria. Nine step grandchildren and one step great grandchild. Two great nieces and two great nephews. Avant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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