Obituaries

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.

Willie Royce Redmon

Mar 4 2007

65 year old Willie Royce Redmon of McMinnville died Saturday at Riverpark Hospital of an extended illness. He was retired having worked 32 years in management for the DeZurik Corporation. He was also a member of the Forest Park Baptist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High's Funeral Home in McMinnville. Bobby Vickers will officiate and burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 8:00 a.m. until the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Ova Redmon; a sister, Bettye Prater; and brothers, John and Calvin Redmon. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Cantrell Redmon of McMinnville. A daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Russell Barkes of McMinnville. Two grandsons, Wesley Colt Royce Southard and Christopher James Derick Southard both of McMinnville. Two sisters and brothers-in-law, Audrey and Eston Knowles of Smithville and Charlene and Melvin Pickett of McMinnville. One brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Sherry Redmon of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Eva Mae Allen Cantrell

Mar 7 2007

94 year old Eva Mae Allen Cantrell of Smithville died Wednesday of a short illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. E.H. Denman will officiate and burial will be in the Mount View Cemetery in McMinnville. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Smith and Dovie Bell Locke Allen; her husband, Ernest Claude Cantrell; sisters, Cloie Clark and Ressie Phillips; brothers, Gentry, Horace, and Norrell Allen; and a nephew, H. Kenneth Moffitt. Survivors include nephews and nieces, Billy and his wife Mae Clark of Chattanooga; Jack Phillips and Paul and his wife Cordia Phillips all of Chattanooga; W.T. Allen of East Ridge, Tennessee; JoAnn and her husband Dewey Cantrell of McMinnville; Gary, Randy, and Danny Allen of Ringgold, Georgia; Sharon Moffitt of Smithville; Jean McFadden and Shirley Nielsen of Knoxville. A sister-in-law, Naomi Allen of Ringgold, Georgia. Great nieces and nephews, Kenneth F. Moffitt, Cynthia S. Terry, Pamela L. Moffitt, and Timothy D. Moffitt. Several other great nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Farris Hodges, Jr.

Mar 4 2007

56 year old Farris Hodges, Jr. of Dowelltown died Sunday morning at his residence of a short illness. The funeral arrangements are incomplete. A complete list of survivors and funeral arrangements will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Carl M. Foutch

Mar 5 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 where the family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the First Baptist Church in Alexandria on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral at 11:00 a.m. Curt Wagoner and Robert D. Agee will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery. Foutch is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ruth Hayes Foutch. A son and daughter-in-law, Mac and Jackie Foutch of Alexandria. Two granddaughters, Tammy and her husband Tony Baird of Burnsville, Maine and Tina and her husband Ronnie Ford of Lebanon. Two great grandchildren, Landon Baird and Kaelyn Baird. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Aaron Bain Young

Mar 5 2007

92 year old Aaron Bain Young of Elizabethton, Tennessee died Sunday at the Hill View Nursing Home in Elizabethton. He was retired from the State of Tennessee as a gasoline tax examiner and was a member and deacon for many years at the Emmanuel Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Whorton Springs Cemetery. Mark Bass will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Bertie Turner Young; his wife, Eva Dean Bain Young; two brothers, Bernice and Austin Young; and a sister, Magdalene Allen. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Songa and Gene Sams of Elizabethton. A son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Kathy Young of Bristol. Four grandchildren and two sisters, Marie Colvert of Smithville and Virginia Gill of Silver Point. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation.

Farris Hodges, Jr.

Mar 5 2007

56 year old Farris Hodges, Jr. of Dowelltown died Sunday morning at his residence. He was in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in combat during the Vietnam War. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was also a lifetime member of the D.V.A. and P.V.A. Hodges was a prosthetic product line manager for the Department of Veterans Administration for 27 years. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Dry Creek Baptist Church where he was a member. Donald Owens will officiate and a private burial will follow. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Hodges of Dowelltown. Two sons, Farris Preston and his wife Melissa Hodges of Arlington, Tennessee and Christopher Ross Hodges of Germantown, Maryland. A daughter, Jayme Nicole and her husband Daniel Nevels of Memphis. Grandchildren, Mason Christian Hodges and Davis Bryant Nevels. Two brothers, Rodney Barry and his wife Isabel Huffman of Bartlett and David Allen Hodges of Millington. A sister, Debbie D. and her husband Ron Metcalf of Bartlett, Tennessee. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to Lazarus House Hospice in memory of Mr. Hodges.

Anita G. Petway

Mar 5 2007

90 year old Anita G. Petway died Sunday night at NHC Health Care Center of Smithville. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be Wednesday but the time has not been announced. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery.

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.

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