Obituaries

Gregory Steven Johnson

Nov 26 2006

50 year old Gregory Steven Johnson of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was disabled and a Baptist. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Guy Owens and David Young will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Survivors include his parents, Repsie and Ruth Pedigo Johnson of Smithville. A brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Betty Johnson of Michigan. One niece, Pamela Johnson of Michigan and one nephew, Bradley Johnson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jim D. Parkerson

Nov 27 2006

80 year old Jim D. Parkerson of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Johnny Adcock and Neil Pennycuff will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Movie Malone Parkerson; his first wife, Wilma Page Parkerson; two sisters, Isabell Stephens and Bessie Fitts; and three brothers, Toy, Elbert, and M.B. Parkerson. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Hays Parkerson of Smithville. Two sisters, Ruby Nell and Sallie Parkerson of Alexandria. Two brothers, Dillard and his wife Jeanette Parkerson of Lebanon and John and his wife Ruth Reynolds of Alexandria. Three step children, Jessica Lynn and her husband Johnny Adcock of Smithville, Shirley and her husband Paul Pearson of Watertown, and Toy and his wife Tracie Parkerson of Mount Juliet. Seven step grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws in the Page and Hays families. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.

Mary Frances Anderson

Nov 30 2006

90 year old Mary Frances Anderson of the Cottage Home community died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was born in Wilson County, a homemaker, graduate of Auburntown High School, and a faithful member of the Cottage Home FCE. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Prosperity Baptist Church, where she was a member. Thurman Seber and Ricky Scott will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. She was the daughter of the late Hudson and Maude Foutch Jennings. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Murrel T. Anderson, Sr. She is survived by a son, Murrel T. Anderson, Jr. and his family of Jackson, Mississippi; a brother-in-law, Ernest Anderson and his wife, Jackie of Cottage Home; and several nieces and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Carolyn Foster Hayes

Nov 30 2006

64 year old Doris Carolyn Foster Hayes of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a secretary at Dell Computers in Lebanon, and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church, where she was also a Sunday School Teacher. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Williams and Dave Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m.. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Foster. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Hayes; One son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Angie Foutch; Two daughters, Jamie Woodside and Renee and her husband Ricky Hendrixson; and her mother, Nettie Jim Foster all of Smithville. Two step-daughters, Tracie Dunn of McMinnville and Kim and Dale Nunley of McMinnville. One brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Priscilla Foster of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Brooke Johnson, Nathan Trapp, Heather Vaughn, Nastasha Hendrixson all of Smithville, and Kevin Woodside of Dowelltown. Five step-grandchildren, Megan Butcher, Madison Taylor, Hayley Taylor, Braedon Dunn, and Bryce Fulton all of McMinnville. Three great grandchildren, Kyra Trapp, Jaden Johnson, Kayden Trapp all of Smithville and special friend, Brenda Ballard of Lebanon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

Robert Eldon Robinson

Dec 5 2006

81 year old Robert Eldon Robinson of Smithville died Tuesday at Spencer Generations. He was a Baptist and a retired employee of the DeKalb County Landfill. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Salem Cemetery at Liberty. Junior Hibdon will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Williams Floyd and Clara Macon Bluhm Robinson and a sister, Lois Barber. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Barber of Smithville. Two grandsons, Danny Barber of Cookeville and Scotty Barber of Smithville. One great grandson, James Dillion Barber of Smithville. One step-daughter, Julie Van Bomel. One step-son, Kenneth Lee and three step grandchildren all of McMinnville. Two ex wives, Ann Robinson Smith of Smithville and Mary Belle Robinson of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family has asked that no flowers be sent all all donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses.

Jim Gantzer

Dec 6 2006

62 year old Jim Gantzer of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a steam fitter. He was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Gertrude M. Hay Gantzer. Mr. Gantzer's remains have been cremated. There will be no visitation or services held. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Gantzer of Smithville. Five children, Todd Gantzer of Boston Massachusetts, Jamie Gantzer of Smithville, Todd Zimmerman of Boston Massachusetts, Terri Hockenberry of Lockport, New York, Tamara Dragon of Mocksville, North Carolina. Seven grandchildren and an uncle, Phillip Becker of Cumming, Georgia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

Modena Hancock Fuston

Dec 6 2006

78 year old Modena Hancock Fuston of Woodbury died Saturday of a sudden illness. She was a native of Warren County and the daughter of the late Norman Buel (N.B.) and Lila Martin Hancock. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Carl Witty, William Timothy Hill, and David Arnold will officiate and burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Kathie Fuston of Columbia; two grandsons, Bert and Brent Couch of Columbia and caretaker, Wanda Farless of Woodbury. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation with the family will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Woodrow Wilson Bratcher

Dec 11 2006

87 year old Woodrow Wilson Bratcher of Smithville died Sunday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Junior Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in Oak Grove 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 1:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Entha Gilbert Bratcher; his wife, Emma Bratcher; and four brothers, Joe, James, Robert, and John Bratcher. Survivors include a son, Jesse and his wife Tabby Bratcher of Manchester; a daughter, Lois Ann and her husband Charlie Milligan, Jr.; five grandchildren, Johnathan Bratcher of Japan, Chris, Jarrett, and Matthew Bratcher of Manchester, and Jerry Rutledge of McMinnville. Two great grandchildren. A sister, Dorothy Gribble of Manchester. A brother, Hollis Bratcher of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Matt Bates

Dec 8 2006

18 year old Matt Bates of Smithville died Thursday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville First Free Wil Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Young and Mark Kennedy will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Boyd Culwell and his paternal grandparents, Homer and Juanita Bates. Survivors include his mother, Deborah Bates; his father Tony Bates; a sister and brother-in-law, Jennifer and Luke Judkins; his grandmother, Linda Culwell; a niece and a nephew, Faith and Eli Judkins all of Smithville. Several aunts and uncles also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the Upper Cumberland Youth Camp.

Fermon Brown Culwell

Dec 9 2006

79 year old Fermon Brown Culwell of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a self employed nurseryman and he attended the Old Fashion Free Will Baptist Church. Culwell was also a U.S. Navy and Army Veteran and served during the Korean War time. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah and Lera Summers Culwell; his wife, Ravanell Culwell; a brother, Boyd Culwell; and a sister Evie Colwell. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Deborah Culwell of Smithville. A grandson, Tommy and his wife Erin Culwell of McMinnville. A granddaughter, Christ and her husband Wayne Newby of McMinnville. A great grandson, Austin Newby of McMinnville. A brother, Floyd Culwell of Smithville. Three sisters, Frances Hullett, Ocie Marie Arnold, and Wanda Cantrell all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to Lazarus House Hospice in lieu of flowers.

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