98 year old Bobby Miller James of Rock Island died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church and a farmer. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. James was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Grace James; parents, Robert Cantrell and Mandy James; brothers, Homer and Spencer James; and sisters, Kate Bain and Gert Herron. Survivors include a son, Dan and wife Faye James of McMinnville and a daughter, Gena James of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
59 year old Mary Katherine Shelton Myatt of Liberty died Thursday at University Medical Center in Lebanon. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Michael Hale and Tommy Davis will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. All visitation will be at the church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh Todd, Jr. and Ann Roess Shelton. Survivors include her husband, Roy Myatt of Liberty. A brother, Todd and wife Polly Shelton of Knoxville. Sisters, Patty Dale of Oxford, U.K. and Leslie Shelton of Culleaka. Nieces and nephews, Josh Shelton of Kansas City, Missouri, Kate Shelton of Asheville, North Carolina, Lora Dale Griffiths, Peter Dale, and Alex Dale all of Natchez, Louisiana. Great niece and nephew, Lant and Kris Griffiths. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the Liberty Library in memory of Mary, in lieu of flowers.
60 year old Larry Paul Young of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a retired parts and service director at Mike Anderson Ford, a City of Smithville police officer for 26 years, and a City of Smithville Alderman for six years. He was also a Baptist. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Magness "JR" and Annie Laura Stone Young; one brother, Potter Young and a sister, Peggy Maples. Survivors include his wife, Pam Cook Young; two brothers, Kenneth and wife Susan Young and Phillip Young; and mother-in-law, Hazel Cook all of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Dorothy George of Alexandria and Lisa Rhody of Smithville. Three brothers-in-law, Puggy and wife Linda Cook of Alexandria, Joe and wife Brenda Cook of Watertown, and Ronnie Cook of Smithville. Special niece, Laura Hall and special great niece Sydney Popvic both of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The funeral for 68 year old Gordon Lee Atnip will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Baxter Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Odd Fellow Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. until the service. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Ann Atnip. Brothers, Duwayne Atnip and Bobby Atnip. Sisters, Nancy Marie Whitefield, Rose Mary Bain, Lois Ann Atnip, and Priscilla Bain. The Baxter Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
74 year old Marjorie Ellen Fleenor Schmidt Hopkins died Tuesday. She was a personal sales lady of custom fitted bras for over 40 years and a member of the Shively Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Thomas W. Hopkins; her children, Sherry Schmidt Kennedy and husband David; Susie Schmidt Bradley, and Julie Schmidt Hanrahan and husband Chuck; grandchildren, Amy Kennedy Bindner and husband David, Kara Kennedy Disblbio and husband Marty, Shawn Ferrell, Nicki Lacey, Kristina Calvin and husband Walker, Katherine Waller, Mollie, Jamie and Allison Hanrahan; her niece, Joni Brown and nephew, James Yell. The funeral will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at the Owen Funeral Home in Louisville, Kentucky. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Memorial gifts may be made to her church.
53 year old Arlon Rose Cobble of Smithville died Tuesday at Centennial Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Doretta Hutchings will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Ella Mae Herman Turner; a daughter, Angel Mae Cobble; a brother, Jerry Turner; a half brother, Elton Turner; and a sister, Halena Driver. Survivors include her husband, Larry Cobble; two daughters, Keisha Farless and Amanda Cobble; two grandchildren, Johnny and Montana Farless; a brother, John and wife Reba Turner; three sisters, Ruby Parsley and Evalena Redmon all of Smithville, and Helen and husband Malcolm Turner of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.
65 year old Richard Allen "Rick" Senecal of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was an active member of the New Home Baptist Church and a retired electrician with the City of Lakeland, Florida. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Josh Hale will officiate and burial will be in the New Salem Cemetery in New Salem, Kentucky at a later date. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Irma Croteau. Senecal is survived by his wife, Marilyn Joan Vinson of Smithville. A daughter, Dawn Martin of Massachusetts. Step-children, Charles Stephen and wife Julianna Johnson of Kings Mills, Ohio and Cynthia Lynn Johnson and husband Dan Stroup of North Carolina. Grandchildren, Tiffany and Nicholas Martin of Massachusetts, and Ashley and Samuel Johnson of King Mills, Ohio. A brother, Ronald and wife Karen Senecal of New Hampshire. Several special sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the New Home Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Lighthouse Christian Camp, in lieu of flowers.
86 year old Junior Keith of Smithville died Saturday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was owner and operator of Keith & Son Trucking. He was also a member of the Mount Moriah The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tim Pelham and Tim Pack will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Ararat Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvia and Hattie Wooden Keith; grandchild, Leslie Knott; six brothers, Robert, James, Lovell, George, Tom, and John Keith; and a sister, Bonnie Tramel Childress. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Josephine McGee Keith of Smithville. A daughter, Joan and husband Danny Washer of Smithville. A son, Jimmy and wife Linda Keith of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Lori and Tim Panter, Jennifer Knott, Adam and Amanda Washer, Andrew Keith, and Nicholas Keith all of Smithville, and Ross Keith of Knoxville. Five great grandchildren, Jacob Pedigo, Hannah Panter, Justin Poss, McKayla Poss, and Haylie Washer all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old Anna Elizabeth Scott of Cottontown and formerly of DeKalb County died Sunday at her residence. She was born in DeKalb County, a retired factory worker, and a member of the Fullers Chapel Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Javin Lawson, Thomas Hale, and Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in the Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Belvie Herman Hale; her husband of 50 years, David D. Scott; two brothers, James "Big Stoop" Hale and Kenneth Hale; and two sisters, Ofallon Malone and Morene Scott. Survivors include children, Bruce and wife Michelle Scott of Cottontown and Beverly and husband John Cannady of Colonial Heights, Virginia. Grandchildren, Derek Cannady, Blakely Cannady, and Jordan Cannady of Virginia and Justin Scott of Cottontown. Sisters and brothers, Inez Anderson, Willette Hale, Jack and wife Aundra Hale, and Betty and husband Charles Clayborn all of Alexandria. A sister-in-law, Frances Hale. Several nieces and nephews and special friends, Mary Eden, Amanda Wilson, Dr. Ian Flinn, and Noelle. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.
53 year old Bill Oberdorf died Wednesday. The family will be receiving friends at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon from 4-8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until the service on Saturday. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Sellars Funeral Home. Danny Sellars will officiate. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery at Liberty Survivors include his wife Debbie McDowell Oberdorf of Liberty; daughter: Stacey and husband Paul Harvey of Mt. Juliet; step-son: Charlie and wife Cassie Madison of Mt. Juliet; father: William Oberdorf Sr.; sister: Leslie and husband Kenny Ryder; godchild: Rachel Marie Hudson; special family friends: Mariann and Richard Hudson and Ed Good. He was preceded in death by his mother Mittie Oberdorf.