Obituaries

Thelma Nell Cantrell

Dec 11 2006

77 year old Thelma Nell Cantrell of Smithville, former owner and operator of Houston's Jewelry, died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a member of the Johnson's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Johnson's Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Cantrell; her parents, Robert and Mary Ann Johnson Maynard; and two brothers, Howard and Furman Maynard. Survivors include a nephew, Michael Maynard of Sparta. Brothers and sisters-in-law, Hurl and his wife Waltyne Cantrell of Sparta, Magdalene Cantrell of Smithville, Brenda and her husband R.V. Billings of Sparta, Phyllis and her husband Bob Malone of North Carolina, Janice Cantrell of Sparta, Debbie and her husband Jerry Luna of Sparta, and several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Oleda Kerr

Dec 14 2006

54 year old Frances Oleda Kerr died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Frances Oleda Hale Kerr

Dec 14 2006

54 year old Frances Oleda Hale Kerr of Dowelltown died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. She was a nurse, a member of the Emmanuel Bread of Life where she was also a youth leader. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her father, Bratten Hale; a brother, David Hale; her maternal grandparents, Cridner and Nancy Martin; and her paternal grandparents, Cecil and Lela Hale. Survivors include her parents, Frances and Louis Foster of Smithville. A sister, Doretta and her husband Jerry Hutchins of Smithville. A step-sister, Donna Swain of Memphis. Two nephews, Jerry and his wife Laura Hutchins of Dowelltown and Chris and his wife Leslie Phillips of Chicago. One niece, Jerretta and her husband Terry Certain of Murfreesboro. A step-nephew, Hunter Swain of Colorado. Great nieces and nephews, David, Katelin, and Kristen Hutchins of Dowelltown, and Joel and Grace Certain of Murfreesboro. Several aunts and uncles also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Hobert Estell Trusty

Dec 15 2006

82 year old Hobert Estell Trusty of Lebanon died Thursday at his residence. He was retired from Lebanon Woolen Mill and he attended the Fairview Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dr. James Hutchings will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cohen and Aurbie Midgett Trusty and a sister, Alma Graves. Survivors include his wife, Helen Lockhart Trusty; a son Fred and his wife Peggy Trusty all of Lebanon. Two grandsons, David and his wife Kelly Trusty of Watertown and Michael and his wife Kaycee Trusty of Smithville. Two great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Darvin Trusty both of Watertown. Two sisters, Katherine and her husband David Beal and Dorothy and her husband George Moss all of Lebanon. One sister-in-law, Sadie Trusty of Riddleton. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m.

Athelene Hullett Young

Dec 19 2006

77 year old Athelene Hullett Young of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was retired from Kington Timer and a member of the Pomeroy Chapel Brethren-In Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Allen and John David Wilson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John B. and Minnie Pack Hullett; two brothers, E.J. and Carroll Hullett; and a sister, Corrine Hullet. Survivors include her husband T.J. Young; a son, Jackie and his wife Patsy Young; and a daughter, Jannie and her husband Larry Evans all of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Neal Young, Amanda and Brad Townsend all of Smithville, Garry Evans of Texas, Kerrie and Steven Gunter of Wisconsin, and Brad and Ronica Evans of Smithville. Five great grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob, and Breanna Townsend and Brady and Neely Evans all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Arley Herman Cantrell

Dec 15 2006

92 year old Arley Herman Cantrell of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a member of the New Union The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bransford England will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Euna Young Cantrell; his wife, Ethel Cantrell; six brothers, Fate, Leslie, Charles, Gentry, James, and Doris Cantrell; and two sisters, Effie Head and Jeffie Humphrey. Survivors include four brothers, Elzie and Horace Cantrell, Jr. both of Smithville, Dennis Cantrell of McMinnville, and Billy Cantrell of Smithville. Three sisters, Ressie Taylor of Smithville, Ruthene Benkley of Florida, and Ethel Redmon of Rock Island. Seventeen step grandchildren, Willie and Danny Cantrell both of Woodbury, Kenneth Cantrell of Smithville, Tommy Winfred and Jerry Gooch all of Lancing, Jackie Gooch of Seymour, Janet Morgan of Lancing, John Ann Poss and Faye Barrett both of Smithville, Carolyn Summers and Mark Driver both of Sparta, Barbara Poss of Dowelltown, Gail Taylor of Smithville, Anita Bailey of Sparta, Joyce Pistol of Maryville, and Penny Sylaskie of Smyrna. Several step great and great great grandchildren also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mitchell Jones

Dec 18 2006

64 year old Mitchell Jones of Florida died Thursday at his residence. He was retired from the Aetna Insurance Company. Jones also served in the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Jones and Pauline Mullican Starnes. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Cannon Jones and a daughter, Michelle Jones both of Florida. Two sons, Paul Jones of Florida and John Mitchell Jones of California. A sister, Janis Martin of Silver Point. Cousins, Glen Gill and Jimmy Mullican both of Smithville and Donna Evans of McMinnville. An aunt, Wilma Greer of Dibrell and a host of other relatives and friends. The family has chosen cremation. The George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Avis Novella Ray

Dec 16 2006

92 year old Avis Novella Ray of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was retired from the Smithville Shirt Factory. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the New Union The Baptist Church where she was a member for 44 years. Darrell Cantrell and Bransford England will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 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 parents, James and Florance Edna Jones Dunham and a son, Gordon Lee Ray. Survivors include her husband, Burnice Ray of Smithville. One daughter, Geraldine and her husband Paul Blankenship of Smithville. One son, Grady and his wife Charlotte Ray of Smithville. Four grandchildren, Paula and her husband Danny Roller of Rock Island, Teresa and her husband Keith Turner of Maryville, Marla and her husband Jimmy Nix of Fayetteville, and Melvin and his wife Melissa Ray of Smithville. One step grandson, Traeton McCoy of McMinnville. Nine great grandchildren, Allison and Daniel Turner, Sarah and Mary Elizabeth Roller, Lynsey, Mallory, and Ethan Nix, Madelyn Rose Ray, and Lane McCoy. One sister, Agnes Dunham of LaFolette. Two brothers, Royce Dunham of LaFolette and James M. Dunham of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma B. Glenn

Dec 19 2006

89 year old Thelma B. Glenn of McMinnville died Monday at NHC Health Care Center in Smithville of an extended illness. She was a homemaker, a factory worker, and a member of the Bybee Branch Church of Christ. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Tony Lawrence will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Glenn; her parents, H.B. and Maggie Thompson Stiles; four brothers, John Stiles, Ross Stiles, George Stiles, and H.B. Stiles, Jr.; and five sisters, Willie Cantrell, Wavie McCormick, Delma Hill, Mae Moore, and Mildred Duke. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Glenn and Shirley and her husband Johnnie Cripps of Smithville. Two sisters, Ruth McGee and Betty Preston of McMinnville. Three brothers, N.B. Stiles, Charles Stiles, and Fred Stiles all of McMinnville. Two grandchildren, Tammy and her husband Steve Williams of Johnson City, Scott and his wife Gena Cripps of Smithville. Three great grandchildren, Brenna Williams of Johnson City, and Loren and Tyree Cripps of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenn Poss

Dec 23 2006

71 year old Glenn Poss of Scottsville, Kentucky died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was owner and operator of the Sears Store in Scottsville, Kentucky, a member of the Bright Hill United Methodist Church in Smithville, and a member of the Graham Lodge # 208 F & AM. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Goad Funeral Home in Scottsville, Kentucky. Elvis Farley will officiate and burial will be in the Crescent Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5:00 p.m. Saturday at the Goad Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ermon and Mary Inez Caldwell Poss; his wife, Jean Glen Poss; and a brother, Charles Poss. Survivors include a son, Mike Poss of Gallatin; three grandchildren, John and Michael Poss of Gallatin, Tracy Metzger and her husband Jerod of Auburn, Kentucky and Colby Poss of Whitehouse. The family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.. Goad Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

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