Obituaries

Estel

Apr 25 2007

81 year old Estel \"Shorty\" Fleming of Brush Creek died Tuesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center North, Carthage. He was a Baptist, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, a Shriner since 1946, and a 32nd degree mason. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Anderson Funeral Home. Rob Amason will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral. He was preceded in death by his parents, L.C. and Dora Harris Fleming along with six brothers and two sisters. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rachel Hawkins Fleming; a son, Wayne Fleming; and a daughter, Barbara Askew all of Brush Creek. Two grandchildren, Brad and his wife Judy Askew of Brush Creek and Brian Askew of Gordonsville. A sister, Anna Lee Smith of Lebanon and several nieces and nephews. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Willie Othel Taylor

Apr 24 2007

95 year old Willie Othel Taylor of McMinnville died Tuesday at the Raintree Manor Nursing Home in McMinnville. He was a Baptist and a U.S. Army World War II veteran. The funeral will be Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. James Gibbs will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 4:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Fannie Bell Hendrixson Taylor, and a nephew Willie Lee Fuson. Survivors include a son, Kenny Taylor of Silver Point. A sister Allie Mai Fuson of Smithville. Six nieces, Bobbie and her husband Robert Page of Mount Juliet; Barbara and her husband John Malone of Alexandria; Gladys and her husband Elmus Cantrell of Smithville; Athelene and her husband Hobert Page of Smithville; Violet Starnes of Silver Point; and Doris Fuson of Smithville. Two nephews, Junior and his wife Geraldine Fuson and Eddie and his wife Judy Fuson all of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Tony Devault

Apr 27 2007

46 year old Tony Devault of Smithville died Wednesday. He was a Baptist, a truck driver for Pirtle's Nursery and a long time nursery worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Rodney Campbell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He is survived by his wife, Vicky Devault of Smithville. One son and his wife, Joey and Mandy Murphy of Smithville. A daughter and her husband Sheri and Brad Spivey of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Kelsey Murphy, Kaylee Martin, and Kaden Martin. His mother, Opal Atnip of Smithville. Five brothers, Rickey Devault, Jeff Ferrell, Scott Ferrell, Terry Ferrell, and Chris Ferrell all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Milburn Rogers

Apr 28 2007

Funeral services are incomplete at this time for Mr. Milburn Rogers of Cookeville who passed away on Saturday evening at NHC in Sparta. He was 64 years old.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Milburn

Apr 30 2007

64 year old Milburn \"Smitty\" Rodgers of Cookeville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare in Sparta. He was retired from the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency and a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Little and Terry Redman will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milburn, Sr. and Claudine Rodgers. and a daughter, Tiffany Rodgers. Survivors include two sons, Milburn Rodgers III and his wife Patty of Carthage and John and his wife Terri Rodgers of North Carolina. One daughter, Camilla and her husband Hans Koeller of Colorado. Six grandchildren, Matthew and Nicklos Rodgers of Cookeville, Sean, Jasmaine, Justin and Malley Rodgers of North Carolina. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Keltonburg Cemetery in lieu of flowers.

Roger White Cook

Apr 30 2007

56 year old Roger White Cook of Watertown died Sunday at his residence. He was a lineman for Middle Tennessee Electric. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Liberty United Methodist Church where he was a member. Mike Hale and Alan Lyons will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl White and Mary Martin Cook. Survivors include his wife, Sue Hunt Cook of Watertown. Three children. Two sisters, Carol Gibbs of Dowelltown and Joann Cook. One brother, David Cook of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Mary Jane and her husband Billy Hooper of Smithville and Johnnie Ruth Hunt of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Gideon Bible Memorial Fund, in lieu of flowers.

Dr. Jerre Hale

May 4 2007

84 year old Dr. Jerre Hale of Smithville died early Friday morning at his residence.The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

H.J. Judkins

Apr 30 2007

88 year old H.J. Judkins, a well known nurseryman of Smithville, died Monday at his residence. He was a retired nurseryman and founder and former owner of H.J. Judkins & Son Nursery. Judkins was also an Honorary Lifetime member of the MTNA, AANA, SNA, and TNA Nurseryman's Associations. Judkins was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Mount View Primitive Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Violet and Lynn Russell will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Josie Vanhooser Judkins; a son, Marlon Judkins; a granddaughter, Mary Claire Judkins; three brothers, Winfred, Grady, and Chris Judkins; and a sister, Mary Worcester. Survivors include his wife, Macon Knowles Judkins; two grandsons, Jim and Mac Judkins; a daughter-in-law, Leann Foutch Judkins all of Smithville. Two sisters, Audrey Jones and Gertha Anderson of Ohio. Special caretakers, Dianna Atnip and Ashley and Amanda Hobbs all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Mount View Primitive Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

Dr. Jerre Hale

May 4 2007

84 year old Dr. Jerre Hale of Smithville died Friday at his residence. He was a dentist for 39 years before retirement and a deacon and church moderator at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Dr. Hale was also a U.S. Navy veteran; speaker of the House of Delegates and in 1986 served as President of the Tennessee Dental Association. Dr. Hale served on the County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Planning Commission and Zoning Commission. He was a longtime voice of the DeKalb County Tigers in basketball and football as public address announcer and the school board recently paid tribute to him by naming the high school press box in his honor. Dr. Hale was also a member of the Smithville Public Housing Commission and he helped organize and was the first president of the Smithville Country Club. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Sunday from 1:00p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edward, Sr. and Sallie Bratten Hale and a brother, James Hale. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Tittsworth Hale of Smithville. Two sons, Jerre Ray, Jr. and his wife Kim Hale of Oklahoma and John M. Hale of Smithville. One daughter, Suzanne and her husband Bo Barbour of Virginia. Four grandchildren, Jerre Ray Hale III, Amanda Hale, Sara and her husband Doug Green and Holly Barbour. Five great grandchildren. One brother, J. Edward and his wife Gloria Hale of Liberty. One sister, Betty and her husband Harry Henderson of Martin. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church Life Enrichment Center, in lieu of flowers.

Dessie Young

May 5 2007

68 year old Dessie Young died Saturday morning at NHC of Smithville. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

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