Obituaries

Christine Cantrell

Aug 16 2006

77 year old Christine Cantrell of the Keltonburg Community died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. She was a housewife and a member of the Keltonburg United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Keltonburg Methodist Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallace and Elsie Patton Neely; two sisters, Thelma Cope and Dorothy Jean Raymond Adcock. Survivors include her husband Bernice Cantrell; one daughter, Sherree and her husband Brett Curtis; two sons, Michael and his wife Betty Cantrell and Douglas and his wife Lynn Cantrell all of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, Anthony, Tony, Corey, and Chad Cantrell, Brent Turner, and Courtney and Allison Curtis all of Smithville, and Tonya Moore of Murfreesboro. Nine great grandchildren, Ethan, Payton, Raven, and Eli Cantrell and Sydney Turner all of Smithville, Luke Moore of Murfreesboro, Jenna Cantrell of Smithville, Matthew Moore of Murfreesboro, and Ansley Cantrell of Smithville. Two brothers, Clarence Neely of Smithville and Bryan Neely of McMinnville. Two sisters, Vivian Vickers of Cookeville and Karen Goins of Manchester. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until the service time at 11:00 a.m.

Louie Howard Smith

Aug 17 2006

63 year old Louie Howard Smith of Smithville died suddenly Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Jerry Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clessie Smith and Meda Merriman Smith and two brothers, Nolan and Horace Smith. Survivors include two brothers, Marvin and his wife Agnes Smith of Murfreesboro and Melvin and his wife Betty Smith of Woodbury. Two nieces, Sherry and her husband Ken Smith of Westland, Michigan and Tammy Tyler of Allen Park, Michigan. One nephew, Frank and his wife Laura Smith of Holly, Michigan. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lottie C. Cubbins

Aug 19 2006

91 year old Lottie C. Cubbins of Smithville and a long time resident of the Dismal Community died Saturday of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Fullers Chapel United Methodist Church and worked at the Smithville Garment Factory for over 25 years. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donald Owens and Perry Clayton will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dalton Cubbins; her parents, Joe and Ocie Neal Turner; sisters, Belle Caldwell and Willie Jo Midgett; a son, Joe Allen Cubbins; a granddaughter, Gelonda Cubbins; and brothers, John Robert and James Turner. Survivors include two daughters, Faye and her husband Joe Taylor of Lebanon and Linda and her husband Randy Tramel of Smithville. Six grandchildren, Jennifer Woodcock of Lebanon, Pam Higgins of Dickson, Gene Taylor of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Greg Tramel of Smithville, Jeff Tramel of Murfreesboro, and Melissa Gee of Athens, Alabama. Ten great grandchildren survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Fullers Chapel United Methodist Church in memory of Ms. Lottie, in lieu of flowers.

Myrtle Johnson

Aug 20 2006

97 year old Myrtle Johnson of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Brethren In Christ. The funeral will be Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. John Wilson will officiate and burial will be in the Adcock Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah and Amanda Murray Pedigo; her husband, Joe Cephus Johnson; and two sons, Glen Nelson Johnson and Cecil Allen Johnson. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Rayburn Bratcher of McMinnville and Winnie and Bill Petty of Smithville. One son, J.E. Johnson of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, Wayne and his wife Sue Petty of Smithville, Treva and her husband Terry Turner, Randy Petty, Rebecca Mullican, Mark Bratcher, Ricky and his wife Rita Johnson, Jeff and his wife Kelly Johnson all of Smithville, Marlene and her husband Ricky Bly of Liberty, Sandra and her husband Gary Grove of Collierville, Edith and her husband Gary McReynolds of Auburntown, Johnny and his wife Cindy Johnson of Spring Hill, and Nathan Johnson of Murfreesboro. Thirteen great grandchildren, Dana and her husband Jacob Davis, Tad and his wife Terra Turner, Tia and her husband Kevin Young, Mary Bly, Tabitha and her husband Bobby Joe Anderson, Marshall, Garrett, Kristen, Erin, Kayla McReynolds, and Emma Johnson all of Smithville, Lucas and his wife Holly Bain of Alexandria, Erica Grove of Atlanta. Six great great grandchildren, Kendall Davis, Mackenley Turner, Maggie Turner, Kelbi Young, and Nikolas Anderson all of Smithville, and Katie Bain of Alexandria. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lester Dewane Frazier

Aug 20 2006

55 year old Lester Dewane Frazier of Liberty died Saturday night at his residence. He was an employee of the DeKalb County Highway Department. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Faith Congregational Methodist Church where he was a member. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. at the church. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Douglas and Lera Altie Ashburn Frazier and three brothers, Azro, Henry, and Norman Frazier. Survivors include his wife, Robbie Joan Frazier of Liberty. Two sons, Jamie Frazier of Liberty and Donnie and his wife Kelly Frazier of Dowelltown. One daughter, Katie Beth Frazier of Liberty. One granddaughter, Tiffany Frazier. Four grandsons, Rob, Dustin, Austin, and Jacob Frazier. Four sisters, Hazel Frazier and Virginia Hendrixson of Liberty, Neodia Cantrell and Marie Bratcher of Smithville. Four brothers, Rosco Frazier of Dowelltown, Garlon and James Douglas Frazier, Jr of Liberty, and Leo Frazier of Georgia. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to the Lazarus House Hospice in memory of Lester, in lieu of flowers.

Bob Jones

Aug 21 2006

67 year old Bob Jones died Monday afternoon at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. He was a resident of the Keltonburg Community. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Bobby

Aug 22 2006

66 year old Bobby \"Bob\" Wayne Jones of Smithville died Monday at Vanderbilt Hospital. He was a truck driver for the Batesville Casket Company and a member of the Covenant Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Major and Lucille Williamson Jones and a brother, Benny Jones. Survivors include his wife, Betty Cope Jones of Smithville. Five daughters, Toni Cassidy and Terri Carol Hobb both of Ohio, Chris of McMinnville, Vicky Lee of Ohio, and Suzanne and her husband Dickie Wiliams of Dowelltown. Three sons, Mike Jones of Ohio, Mark Jones of McMinnville,and Jim and his wife Marl Ann Reynolds of Hermitage. Twenty two grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren. Two brothers, Carl and his wife Opal Jones of Woodbury and Buddy and his wife Phyllis Jones of McMinnville. One sister, Ann Boren of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Gordon Paton Adcock

Aug 22 2006

92 year old Gordon Paton Adcock of the Green Hill Community died Tuesday at Rain Tree Manor of an extended illness. He was a DeKalb County native, a nurseryman and a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at noon at Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Wendell Judkins will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.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, Thomas Paton Adcock and Roberta Russell Adcock; wife, Thelma Willene Adcock; a son, Raymond Morris Adcock; brothers, Woodrow Adcock, Bob West, and Rich West; and sisters, Hallie Haley, Gladys Davis, and Nannie Cantrell. Survivors include a son, Ronnie Mac Adcock of the Green Hill Community; a daughter-in-law, Sue Adcock of Green Hill; A sister, Barbara Jo Foster of McMinnville. Two grandsons, Ronnie N. and his wife Monica Adcock and John Adcock all of McMinnville. Four great grandchildren, Cody, Brooke, Kirsten, and Lindsay Adcock and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilma Lee Caplinger

Aug 24 2006

86 year old Wilma Lee Caplinger of Smithville died Wednesday at Southern Medical Center. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete.

Wilma Lee Caplinger

Aug 24 2006

86 year old Wilma Lee Caplinger of Smithville died Wednesday at Southern Hills Medical Center. She was a Methodist. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keathly Caplinger; her parents, Charlie and Mary Page Tramel; and three brothers, Valton Tramel, Ferman Tramel, and Hoyte Tramel. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lou and her husband Mike Gilley of Dowelltown and Sandra and her husband Tim Gentry of Brentwood. Four grandchildren, Jody Gilley and Jessica Gilley of Dowelltown, Marissa Gentry of Birmingham, Alabama, and Molly Gentry of Brentwood. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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