Obituaries

Jerry Clifton Smith

Jan 2 2007

69 year old Jerry Clifton Smith, Pastor of the Smithville Church of the Nazarene, died Friday in Mexico. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home. Charles Knight and Ron McCormack, District Superintendent of the Nazarene Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Cemetery. The body will be at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville on Wednesday where the family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The body will be at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home Thursday where the family will receive friends after 11:00 a.m. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sarah Pritchett Smith. Children, Randy \"Bubba\" Smith and his wife Arlene of Brush Creek, Shane Smith and his wife Amy of Gordonsville, Connie Rodriguez and her husband Ruben of Brush Creek, Sonja Allen and her husband Sam of Coalmont, Debbie Bush and her husband James of Gordonsville, and Linda Pritchett of Smithville. Fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive along with brothers and sisters, Robert A. and his wife Geraldine Smith of Mount Juliet, Frank D. and his wife Lucille Smith of Lebanon, Sarah Lou and her husband R.L. Payne of Brush Creek, Betty Jo Jones of Lebanon, Rosie and her husband T.J. Jones of Lebanon, and Troy and his wife Estella Smith of Gordonsville. The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to help pay the expense of returning the body from Mexico in care of the Smithville Church of the Nazarene, P.O Box 614, Smithville 37166 or to the Church Fund or to Gideons International.

Rosie Emma Luna

Jan 2 2007

76 year old Rosie Emma Luna of Sparta died Tuesday at her residence. She was a homemaker. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Taylor Providence Church where she was a member. Harold Robinson and Alton Caldwell will officiate and burial will be in the Taylor Providence Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Caney and Candice Stewart Luna; her husband, Wilburn Lee Luna; three brothers, Boston, Benjamin, and Allen Luna; and two sisters, Nell Corbitt and Rachel Luna. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia and her husband Claude Griffin; two sons, Wilburn and his wife Linda Luna and James Leon Luna all of Sparta. Eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Two brothers, Beecher Luna of McMinnville and Billy Luna of Nashville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. The family requests that donations be made in lieu of flowers to Lazarus House Hospice.

Nina R. Self

Jan 4 2007

57 year old Nina R. Self of McMinnville died Thursday at her residence. She was a member of the Baptist church and a factory worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home. Larry Neal and Larry Self will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her mother, Willie Mai Pedigo Cantrell, a daughter Tammy R. Tate, a nephew Terry E. Miller, and her grandparents. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy L. Self of McMinnville. Her father and step-mother, Alton and Elizabeth Bain of Smithville. Two sons, Timmy L. Bain and Thomas Cripps of McMinnville. A step-daughter, Luann Cantrell of Lebanon. Brothers, James A. Bain of Cookeville, Toy (Buck) and his wife Rose Bain of Smithville and Kenny L. and his wife Deborah Bain of Smithville. Sisters, Sammie D. Hillis, Eva Mai and her husband Jessie Roberts, Annetta Bain, and Doreta Taylor all of McMinnville. Eleven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Vergia Rebecca Blair

Jan 4 2007

88 year old Vergia Rebecca Blair of Smithville died Thursday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Ricky Arnold and Reed Arnold will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from noon until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Levet and Estilla Moser Hubbard; her husband, Calvin Blair; a son, Eugene Blair; two brothers, Alton and Alvis Hubbard; and two sisters, Ophie Moser and Nettie Johnson. Survivors include three children, Dean Turner, Paul and his wife Gail Blair, and Brenda and her husband George Colgan all of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Judy Thompson, Rita Franklin, Jill Davis, Scott Turner, Dawn Davis, and Tonnette Boyd. Eighteen great grandchildren and fourteen great great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Viola Schneider Scott

Jan 5 2007

80 year old Viola Schneider Scott of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a retired registered nurse, and an employee of Collier Ford. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Dennis Clark will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius Frederick and Meta Roher Schneider. Survivors include three children, Harry Wayne Loveless of Lake Worth, Florida; Lawrence Dale Loveless of Sparta, and Carol Jean Loveless of Chicago, Illinois. One sister, Grace Marie Holverstott of Elijay, Georgia. Six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and three step great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Dewey Lee Love

Jan 6 2007

85 year old Dewey Lee Love of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a Baptist and he served as Mayor of Smithville from 1986 to 1988. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Don Davidson will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. A Masonic service will be held Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Era Lawrence Love; his wife Margaret Ducker Love; and brothers, Alfred and Alvie Love. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jim Stapp of Smithville. One nephew, Jason Love of Cookeville. He is also survived by Margaret and Rob Bockoven, Tara and Aaron Bockoven, and Chris and Matthew Cantrell all of Smithville. Special caregiver, Gayra Sanders. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. The family requests that donations be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital or the Real Life Community Church in lieu of flowers.

Emogene Cantrell Snow

Jan 8 2007

75 year old Emogene Cantrell Snow of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Effie Hale Cantrell; her husband Wiley Snow; and a brother, Harold Cantrell. Survivors include six children, Brenda and her husband Donald Puckett, Joyce and her husband Jimmy Poss, Deborah and her husband Kenneth Magness, Denise and her husband David Rutland, Dwain and his wife Cathy Snow, and Jeanna Bain all of Smithville. Fifteen grandchildren, Shawn, Randall, and Brian Puckett, Tony Poss, Tonya Hattaway, Kenderly Cripps, Ryan and Nathan Magness, D.J. Rutland, Trista Armour, Eric and Andy Snow, Misty Gingerich, T.J. Bain, and Dalton Bain all of Smithville. Fifteen great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren survive along with a brother and his wife, Charles Lowe and Betty Cantrell of Smithville. Three sisters, Geraldine Williams of Lebanon, Dorothy and her husband Charles Scott of Lebanon, and Nancy and her husband Kenneth Pack of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers.

Lawrence Parker Cantrell

Jan 8 2007

80 year old Lawrence Parker Cantrell of Smithville died Monday at his residence. He was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, a Veteran of World War II, a farmer, and a 32nd degree Mason. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. A Masonic Service will be held Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Beulah Ponder Cantrell and a sister, Nell Conley. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Lou Phillips Cantrell of Smithville. Five children, Deborah and her husband Lee Smith of Smithville; Vicky and her husband Donald Langston of Milton, Lawrence T. Cantrell of McMinnville, Catherine McKeown of Smithville, and Edward and his wife Roberta Cantrell of Pelham. Six grandchildren, Tiffany and husband Rob McCandless, Daniel and his wife Lydia Langston, Stephen Cantrell, Jessica McKeown, Stephanie Cantrell, and Elijah Cantrell. Four great grandchildren, Seth, Shelby, Hannah, and Hunter McCandless. Two sisters, Ruby Ballard and Ruth Prinzivalle and two brothers, Frank and Bill Cantrell all of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews and other family and friends also survive. Sisters-in-law, Norma Gunter and Jane Eller both of Smithville, Fatama Walker of McMinnville and brother-in-law Bill and his wife Nina Phillips of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Bethel United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers.

Sandy A. Jones

Jan 9 2007

44 year old Sandy A. Jones died Tuesday. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced later. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Sandy Annette Jones

Jan 9 2007

44 year old Sandy Annette Jones of Murfreesboro died Tuesday at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. She worked in retail sales. A memorial service will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m.. She is survived by her mother, Cecil Thweatt Kier of Las Vegas, Nevada. Her father, Mike Jennings of Murfreesboro. A brother, Tony Jennings of Liberty. Step- mother, Sue Jennings of Murfreesboro. A cousin, Mark Byars of Smithville. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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