Obituaries

Patrica Ann Rowe

Oct 29 2006

51 year old Patricia Ann Rowe of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a member of the Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church. She and her husband owned and operated Robert's Grocery for many years. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Trent Colwell will officiate and burial will be in the Puckett Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her father, Wilburn Puckett; a brother, Steve Puckett; grandparents, E.K. and Bonnie Puckett and Charlie and Lucille Certain. Survivors include her husband, Robert Rowe of Smithville. A daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and her husband Johnny Ball of Smithville. A son, Dwain and his wife Teri Rowe of Smithville. Grandchildren, Lance and Lane Ball, Matthew Rowe, Jessica and Cassidy Cook; her mother, Lois Ann Certain Puckett of Smithville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Tim and Mary Elizabeth Puckett and Eddie and Lisa Puckett all of Smithville. A niece, Krista Puckett. Nephews, Jake and Cody Puckett and a host of other family and friends. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Opal A. Bell

Oct 31 2006

74 year old Opal A. Bell of Nashville died Monday. She is survived by her husband, Frank K. Bell of Nashville. One son, Bruce D. and his wife Anita Bell. Granddaughters, Laura and Jenny; a sister, Dorothy McMahan of Nashville; and a brother, Edward Allen of Huntsville, Alabama. Family and friends will gather for a graveside service on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel, on Nolensville Road, in Nashville.

Delmar Dee

Oct 31 2006

89 year old Delmar Dee \"Dale\" Atnip of McMinnville died at his residence Tuesday of an extended illness. He was born in DeKalb County, a retired owner of Atnip Motors, and a member of the Westside Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of High Funeral Home in McMinnville. Tyree Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Faulkner Cemetery at Pike Hill. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burley and Novella Atnip; a daughter, Gail King; two brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Karen Hennessee Atnip of McMinnville. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Betty Jo Atnip of Smithville and John and Betty Jean Atnip of Christiana. Three daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Ronnie Tramel of Smithville, Linda Dale and Toby Lewis of McMinnville and Tonjia and Jerry Potts of Santa Fe. Eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Three sisters, Alene Ladd of Pineville, Louisiana, Ruth Johnson of Louisiana, and Dean Kite of Knoxville. One brother, Jim Solon Atnip of Georgetown, Louisiana. Several nieces and nephews. Special friends, Kristy Self and Bonnie K. Special adopted granddaughter, Madalyn Stubblefield. High Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Morris Craft

Nov 1 2006

67 year old Robert Morris Craft of Smithville and a long time resident of Indiana died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Pentecostal and a retired employee of a Foundry in Indiana where he was a Supervisor for 34 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fredia F. Craft of Smithville. Two daughters, Jennifer Howard of Smithville and Lisa Paine of McMinnville. Two sisters, Juanita Hensley of Knox, Indiana and Doris Martin of Plymoth, Indiana. Two brothers, Virgil Craft of Pulaski, Indiana and Bryan Craft of Plymoth, Indiana. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Murphy

Nov 3 2006

50 year old Michael Murphy of Smithville died Thursday. He was a non-denominational pastor and an employee of Federal Mogul and the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert James and Letha Mears Murphy and a brother, Ellis Ray Murphy. Survivors include his wife, Cleta Redmon Murphy and a daughter, Camillia Murphy both of Smithville. Four brothers, Albert Murphy, Jr. and Lee Murphy both of Pikeville, Luther and his wife Penny Murphy of Smithville, and James Terry and his wife Connie Murphy of McMinnville. Five sisters, Glenda Murphy and Alberta and her husband Robert Angel all of Pikeville, Flo Ann Evan of Dayton, Mary and her husband Denton Davenport of Crossville and Tina and her husband Joe Burgess of Arkansas. Her father and mother-in-law, Eddie and Ernestine Young of Smithville and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Annie Ruth Bain

Nov 7 2006

78 year old Annie Ruth Bain of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Buckner's Chapel Methodist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Phil Tollett and David Young will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. A list of survivors will be announced later.

Marzell Ray

Nov 3 2006

68 year old Marzell Ray of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the New Union The Baptist Church, member of Woodmen of the World, and a retired employee of Magnetek. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 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, Hobert Brown Barnes; two brothers, Johnny Davis Barnes and Paul Eugene Barnes. Survivors include her husband, Donald Ray of Smithville. Two sons, Eddie and his wife Tabitha Ray of Smithville and Cary Ray of Smithville. Her mother, Cyrena Barnes of Smithville. Three brothers, Marvin \"Brownie\" and his wife Peggy Barnes, Gentry Lee and his wife Pat Barnes all of Smithville, and Youman and his wife Cindy Barnes of Rock Island. Three grandchildren, Dustin O'Conner, Julie Ray, and Ethan Ray. Two great grandchildren, Madison Ray and Logan O'Conner. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Paul Ferrell

Nov 4 2006

57 year old Paul Ferrell of Rock Island died Friday night at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Paul Ferrell

Nov 4 2006

57 year old Paul Ferrell of McMinnville died Friday night at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a Baptist and owner of Ferrell's Nursery. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Nester Stewart will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Vella Young Ferrell; a son, Timmy Ferrell; two brothers, Tom and Troy Ferrell; and a sister, Gladys Earl. Survivors include his wife, Rita Cagle Ferrell; a daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Tom Redmon; a granddaughter, Shanna Redmon; six brothers, Joe, Ben, Raymond, Jimmy, Roy, and Johnny Ferrell all of McMinnville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday until the time of the service at 3:30 p.m.

Annie Ruth Bain

Nov 7 2006

78 year old Annie Ruth Bain of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Buckner's Chapel Methodist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Phil Tollett and David Young will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Laura Mai Fleming Redmon; her husband, Clay Bain; and a son, Jimmy Bain. Survivors include three sons, Cleveland Bain and his wife Diane, and Harold and his wife Debbie Bain all of Smithville, and Earlie and his wife Jenean Bain of Dowelltown. Three daughters, Annie and her husband Jimmy Walker, Helen and her husband Robert Moore, and Pauline Braswell all of Smithville. Two sisters, Oleda and her husband Ralph Thomas of Smithville and Christine Gish of Indiana. Two brothers, Jewel and Monroe Redmon both of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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