Obituaries

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.

Nell Keaton

Dec 20 2006

66 year old Nell Keaton of Smithville died early Wednesday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Nellie Jane Johnson Keaton

Dec 20 2006

66 year old Nellie Jane Johnson Keaton of Dowelltown died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. There will be no visitation before 2:00 p.m. on Friday. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Annie Wood. Survivors include three daughters, Debra and her husband Kenneth Bain, Teresa A. Johnson and Janice R. Johnson all of Smithville. One son, George M. Johnson, Jr. of Walling. Three grandchildren, Nelda Bandy and Kenneth Bain Jr. of Smithville and Stacey Martin of McMinnville. Three great grandchildren, Jacob, Tanisha, and Briana Bandy of Smithville. One sister, Betty McDaniel of Alabama and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

George B. Spencer

Dec 24 2006

90 year old George B. Spencer of Nashville died Saturday. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at Whorton Springs Cemetery in DeKalb County. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at the Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville. He is survived by a daughter, Linda S. and her husband Mike Carpenter of Franklin. Granddaughters, Kimberly Hubbell, Emily and her husband Jim Newton, and Melissa Carpenter. Four great grandsons. Two sisters, Vallie Larson of Irving, Texas and Rita Martinelli of Manchester. A brother, James Spencer of Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the charity of your choice. The Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home in Nashville is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Jessie Lee Junior Pollard

Dec 25 2006

63 year old Jessie Lee Junior Pollard of Smithville died Monday of a sudden illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and he served in the National Guard for seven years during the Vietnam War. Pollard was also retired from the Carrier Corporation having worked for 36 years. He was also a mechanic. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale and Garry Farris will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Pollard was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Zonnie Luna Pollard; his mother-in-law, Nettie Pack; a sister, Dora Fay Pollard; a brother, Eligah Pollard; and his step-mother, Lissie Pollard. Survivors include his wife of 42- 1/2 years, Faye Pollard of Smithville. Two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Janice Pollard and Jerry and Armenta Pollard all of Smithville. A daughter, Brandy Pack of Smithville. Three grandsons, Alex Pollard, and James and Terry Parker all of Smithville. Four brothers, Edd Pollard of Nashville, William Pollard of Smithville, and Charles and David Pollard of Sparta. A sister, Virgie Young of Smithville. Special nephew, Glen Young of Sparta. Two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Leslie Dyer, Sr. of Morrison and Estill Ferrell of Smithville. Many nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Drue Cilla Dodd

Dec 29 2006

71 year old Drue Cilla Dodd of Woodbury died Thursday at NHC Health Care Center in Smithville. She was a Cannon County native, a homemaker, and a member of the People's Missionary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Burial will be in Hillview Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shelah Ferrell and Carrie Mae Ratleph Ferrell; her husband, Calvin Ray Dodd; a daughter, Diana Dodd; and a brother, Ray Donald Ferrell. Survivors include nine children, Melissa Milligan of Gassaway, Michael R. and his wife Shirley Dodd of Pea Ridge, Helen and her husband Russell Fults of Pea Ridge, David and his wife Brenda Dodd of Sycamore, Mark and his wife Misty Dodd of Gassaway, Ricky Dodd of Gassaway, Shelah Dodd of Hartsville, Dawn Jimenez of Murfreesboro, and Barbara Dodd of Shelbyville. Nineteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and a sister, Pauline and her husband Jay Payne of Mount Juliet. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise Cripps Lamberson

Dec 26 2006

87 year old Louise Cripps Lamberson of Temperance Hall died Monday at her residence. The body is at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home where the funeral wil be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Billy Hale and Serita Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Gordonsville Cemetery. The Lamberson family will receive friends at the Gordonsville Chapel on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Linda Lamberson of Temperance Hall. A sister, Johnnie Nixon of Carthage. A half sister, Dorothy Malone of Temperance Hall. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Juan Carlos Garcia

Dec 27 2006

20 year old Juan Carlos Garcia of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a construction worker. He was preceded in death by his father, Fidel Garcia Romo. He is survived by his mother, Antonia Garcia of Mexico and a brother, Fabian Garcia of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The body will be sent back to Mexico for burial.

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