Obituaries

Betty Ann Adcock

Apr 7 2007

61 year old Betty Ann Adcock of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sink Creek Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Wendell Judkins will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley Woods and Minervia Durham Peoples; a daughter, Lori Smith; sisters, Ruby Bates, Margaret Martin, and Minnie Jo Hattaway; and brothers, Leon Peoples, Sampson Peoples, and Harvey Neal Peoples. Survivors include her husband, Joel Adcock of Smithville. Two daughters, Connie Denise and her husband Tony Bailey of Alexandria and Sherry Wynette and her husband Joe Judkins of Smithville. Grandchildren, Leslie Bailey and Jordan Judkins. Brothers, Harold Peoples and David Peoples of South Pittsburgh and sisters, Mary Lou Campbell of South Pittsburgh and Imogene Ellision of Atlanta, Georgia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Lee Snow

Apr 9 2007

91 year old Robert Lee Snow of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a 57 year member of the First United Methodist Church. He was also a lifetime member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Terry Little and Mark Pafford will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. Snow was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Virgie Mangum Snow; brothers, Howard and Wiley Snow; and a sister, Frances Poss. Survivors include his wife, Mary Snow of Smithville. Three children, Larry and his wife Peggy Snow of McMinnville, Tom Snow of Crossville, and Robin and his wife Mary Beth Treadway of Murfreesboro. Five grandchildren, Chris Snow and Krisann Stanley both of McMinnville, Matt Snow of Murfreesboro, and Elizabeth Treadway and Tucker Treadway both of Murfreesboro. Five great grandchildren. Four sisters, Joann Moore of Smithville, Mary Morgan of Cookeville, Elizabeth Edwards of Lebanon, and Eleanor Burns of Atlanta, Georgia. One brother, Edgar Snow of Knoxville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the First United Methodist Church and the American Heart Association, in memory of Mr. Snow.

Marie Neal Hildreth

Apr 10 2007

84 year old Marie Neal Hildreth of Clarksville died Monday at her residence. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Church of the Nazarene. Tony Miller and Maury Norman will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Neal-Tarpley Funeral Home in Clarksville and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church. A memorial will be held Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Valhalla Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Huntsville, Alabama. She was a registered nurse in Alabama and Tennessee, the first college nurse at MTSU in Murfreesboso, and she worked at the Veterans Hospital in Murfreesboro, and was head nurse at McFarland Hospital in Lebanon. She retired from nursing at Huntsville Hospital in Alabama. She is survived by her husband, Edward D. Hildreth; a son, E. Douglas Hildreth, Jr.; grandchildren, Joshua Hildreth, Kelly Mixon, and Katie Marie Hildreth; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family requests that contributions be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Grace Nazarene Church Building Fund, 3135 Trenton Road, Clarksville, 37040. The Neal-Tarpley Funeral Homein Clarksville is in charge of the arrangements.

Tom H. Luna

Apr 11 2007

77 year old Tom H. Luna of Smithville died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare of Smithville. He was a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church in the Jefferson Community. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran, and a retired manager of the Consumer Gas Station. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Greg Hibdon and Garry McBride will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife Lella Jean Luna; parents, Shelia and Lou Cantrell Luna; a grandson, Gregory Luna; sisters, Martha Judkins, Mary Edge, Emma Turner, and Dollie Frances Luna; and brothers, Brack Luna, Mag Luna, and Marshall Luna. Survivors include a son, Robert and his wife Tressia Luna of Smithville. Two daughters, Judy and her husband Ricky Bowman of Gordonsville, and Doris and her husband James Flickinger of Baxter. Six grandchildren, Regina Turner, Amy Phillips, Crystal Harville, Justin Luna, Westley Shoemake, and Josh Bowman. Five great grandchildren, Darrian Turner, Alexis Harville, Allan Luna, James White Luna, and Elaina Bryce Turner. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Davis Judkins

Apr 12 2007

68 year old Jerry Davis Judkins of McMinnville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was a DeKalb County native, a graduate and star athlete at Dibrell High School, a retired nurseryman, and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. David J. Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The Judkins family will receive friends Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his father, Elzie Brown Judkins and a daughter, Paula Jean Judkins. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Gonzalez Judkins of McMinnville; his mother, Katie Davis Judkins Young of McMinnville; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Morris Hobbs, Connie and Tooter Bell all of McMinnville, and Rene and Michael Henderson of Flower Mound, Texas; a step-son and his wife, Alberto (Lailo) and Elena Mendez; a step-daughter, Viridiana (Viri) Gonzalez; a brother, Jack Judkins of McMinnville; grandchildren, Ben, Brad and Amy Hobbs, Alexandria Bell, and Catherine Jean (C.J.) Henderson; step-grandchildren, Alexis, Elena Nicole, and Edwin Mendez, and Marvin Gonzalez; a niece and her husband Jackie and Wayne Ray, and many other friends and family members. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, in lieu of flowers.

Jul 21 2007

Eugene Darnell

Apr 14 2007

53 year old Eugene Darnell of Brush Creek died Thursday at his residence after an extended illness. He was a Pentecostal and was pastor at the House of Prayer for ten years. He was also a retired iron worker and member of the Iron Worker's Local 492. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Robert Brown, Jerry Braswell, and Phillip Bandy will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Kimbro and Minnie Lee Swoape Darnell; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Darnell. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Darnell of Brush Creek. Two children, Tammy and her husband Chad Coppinger of Short Mountain and Jeremy and his wife Kristy Darnell of Hartsville. Three grandchildren, Wesley and Pacey Coppinger and Samantha Darnell. Three brothers, Horace Darnell of Lebanon, and Buddy and Jimmy Darnell of Normandy. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with expenses in lieu of flowers.

Reba Louise Cantrell

Apr 12 2007

61 year old Reba Louise Cantrell of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a cafeteria worker for DeKalb Middle School and a member of the Mount Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk and Phillip Luna will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Garland Hale; a sister, Brenda Hale; and a niece, Traci Danielle Hale. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Cantrell of Smithville. A daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Marvin Hale of Woodbury. A son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Tonya Cantrell of Woodbury. Four grandchildren, Alisha Hale, Zachary Cantrell, Kelly Cantrell, and Eli Cantrell of Woodbury. Her mother, Louise Mears Hale of Smithville. Three sisters, Joyce Mathis, Wanda Byford, and Gail and Wayne Young all of Smithville. One brother, Danny Hale of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Frances Gothard Chamberlain

Apr 17 2007

83 year old Sarah Frances Gothard Chamberlain of Nashville died Tuesday at Southern Hills Hospital. She was a secretary at the Nashville Board of Education and a member of the Brentwood Hills Church of Christ. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Lee and Athon Taylor Gothard; her husband, Milford Dudley Chamberlain; and a sister, Georgia Johns. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Pat Simpson of Nashville. Two grandchildren, Justin and Katherine Simpson and Barbara Simpson all of Nashville. Two brothers, Karl Gothard of Smithville and Walter and Naomi Gothard of Madison. Two sisters, Alice and Wallace McClary of Nashville and Lillian and James Ed Rice of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Oma Ruth Chapman

Apr 21 2007

86 year old Oma Ruth Chapman of Pulaski died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in Prospect, Tennessee and was a member of the Fairview Church of Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the chapel of Carr & Erwin Funeral Home. Wayne Pagel will officiate and burial will be in the Giles Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Chapman; two sisters, Goldie Garner and Marjorie Hutton; and four brothers, Woodrow Rogers, Hugh Rogers, Joe Mack Rogers, and Buddy Rogers. Survivors include her son, Kelly Rogers Chapman of Cloudcroft, New Mexico; her daughter, Donna Gulley and husband Dan Gulley of Smithville; two sisters, Sue Gaines of Fayetteville and Peggy Ellison of Powder Springs, Georgia; and four grandchildren, Isaac and Jennifer Chapman and Caleb and Joshua Gulley. Carr & Erwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

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