Obituaries

Shirley Mabe

Jul 29 2006

68 year old Shirley Mabe of Alexandria died Friday night at her residence. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Lower Helton Baptist Church. Barry Whiteaker and Larry Thomas will officiate and burial will be in the Brush Creek Memorial Gardens. The Mabe family will receive friends at Avant Funeral Home on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William Mabe of Alexandria. Four children, Wayne and his wife Edie Mabe of Livingston, Barbara Lester of Alexandria, Anita and her husband Larry Thomas of Pulaski, and Melissa Mabe of Alexandria. Six grandchildren, Jessica and her husband Brad Atkins, Rebecca Thomas, Jeremy Thomas, Josh Lester, Candace Lester and Cameron Lester. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Dianna Fuson Carter

Jul 30 2006

55 year old Dianna Fuson Carter of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was Director of Medical Records at DeKalb Community Hospital and a member of the Allen's Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Carrie Graham Fuson; her husband, James Ronald Carter; a son, Dustin Carter; and a sister, Paulette Fuson Keith. Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Fuson and a son, Wesley Carter both of Smithville. Two step-daughters, Rhonda Lucci of Smithville and Amy Wheeler of Lascassas. Five step grandchildren, Serena and Adrian Lucci of Smithville, Elizabeth, James, and Sarah Wheeler of Lascassas. Two sisters, Rita Fuson-Frazier of Hermitage and Cathy Fuson Frazier of Smithville. A brother-in-law, Bobby Keith of McMinnville. Two nieces, Dori Lee Keith Mooneyham and Claudette Frazier Lasser both of Smithville. Three nephews, Ronald Frazier of Nashville, Lane Keith of Florida, and Jamie Frazier of New Port. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia Ann Cantrell

Aug 1 2006

70 year old Patricia Ann Cantrell of Sparta died Monday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was a member of the Johnson's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church and a retired employee of the Dollar General Store in Smithville. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Garry Farris and Doug Benningfield will officiate and burial will be in the Old Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Oscar and Dorothy Elizabeth Elrod Brock; her husband, William Othel Cantrell; and a brother, Jack Wayne Brock. She is survived by a daughter, Rhonda and her husband David McCheyne of Lavergne; a sister, Sandra Copeland of Sparta, sisters-in-law, Fanny Brock of Sparta, Brenda Billings, Deborah Luna, Janice Cantrell all of Johnson's Chapel, Phyllis Malone of North Carolina, and Nell Cantrell. A brother-in-law, Olen Hurl Cantrell of Johnson's Chapel. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy

Aug 1 2006

55 year old Jimmy \"Pee Wee\" Redmon of Dowelltown died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was Mayor of Dowelltown, a construction superintendent for R.C. Matthews Construction Company, and a member of the Snow Hill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be held Thursday at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie R. Redmon; a brother, Gary Thomas Redmon; and his grandparents, Rado and Josie Cassity and Razzie and Ida Redmon. Survivors include his wife, Pam Redmon of Dowelltown. Two children, Mike and his wife Elizabeth Redmon and Mindy and her husband Ron Griffith all of Dowelltown. His mother, Florence Redmon of Smithville. Three grandchildren, Bailey and Grayson Redmon and Aly Griffith. A sister, Peggy Barrett of Sparta and a brother, Charles Redmon, Jr. of Georgia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the American Cancer Society.

Galen Bruce Roll

Aug 1 2006

62 year old Galen Bruce Roll of Dowelltown died Wednesday, July 19th at University Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a Methodist and a computer programmer. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion E. and Jacqueline Morrison Roll and a half brother, Earl C. Smith. Survivors include sisters, Barbara L. Powell of Dowelltown and Karen A. Elling of Texas. Brothers, Ernest R. and his wife Margo Roll of Louisiana and S. Alan Roll of New York. Nieces, Holly Frazier of Liberty and Nancy Craig of Texas, Lisa and Marguette. Nephews, Erin and Shelly Gibson of Dowelltown, Dale and his wife Melanie Craig of Virginia, Garret Roll of Kentucky, and Duane, Steven, and Patrick. Seven great nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilburn Braswell

Aug 6 2006

92 year old Wilburn Braswell of Smithville died Saturday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a farmer, nurseryman, and a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Freddy Curtis will officiate. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Braswell; his parents, Matthew Allan and Minnie Lafever Braswell; brothers, Vallas, Lloyd, Clarence, Vestal, Gerald, M.A. and Jewell Braswell; and a sister, Lillie Mae Braswell Cantrell. Survivors include a son, W.C. Braswell, Jr. of Smithville. A brother, Maurice and his wife Elsie Braswell of Smithville. Three grandchildren, John and his wife Melissa Braswell and Heath Braswell all of Nashville, and Holly and her husband Phillip Hendrix of Smithville. Great grandchildren, Holden and Grayson Hendrix of Smithville. Jakeb Braswell of Nashville, and Victoria Cantrell of Tampa, Florida. The family requests that donations be made to the Smithville First Baptist Church Building Fund, in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Harry Hooper

Aug 8 2006

81 year old Robert Harry Hooper of Smithville died Monday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church and a retired self employed carpenter. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Douglas and Maggie Turner Hooper; three brothers, Allen Hooper, Clyde Hooper, and Eddie Hooper. One sister, Louise Story. Survivors include his wife, Billie Ruth Webb Hooper; one son, Tommy Hooper; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Henry Roberson and Kathy and David Hendrixson all of Smithville. One grandson, Gregory and his wife Kayla Hooper of McMinnville. Two granddaughters, Sondja and Todd McLaughlin of Smithville and Christy and Mark Steel of Cookeville. Two great granddaughters, Jacklyne McLaughlin of Smithville and Kristen Steel of Cookeville. Three brothers and sisters-in-law, T.M. and Juanita Hooper of Smithville, Jack and Marlys Hooper of California, and Billy and his wife Mary Jane Hooper of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Beulah Belle

Aug 7 2006

93 year old Beulah Belle \"Shorty\" Jennings of Alexandria died Sunday at her residence. She was a teacher and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. She was born in Burkesville, Kentucky. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Ronnie Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Vanatta Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Ada Kate Wisdom Mayfield; her husband, Charles P. Jennings; daughters, Jolene and Charlene Jennings; a son, Bill Jennings; a sister, Clara; a half-sister, Louise; and brothers, Walter, Edward,and Lawrence. She is survived by children, Daris and her husband Jimmy Mullinax and Bob and his wife Cheryl Jennings all of Alexandria. A half-sister, Betty Coleman of Celina. Grandchildren, Ria and her husband Ricky Baker of Alexandria, Beki and her husband John Scott Morgan of Huntsville, Alabama, Stacy and her husband Dewayne Martin of Alexandria, Bryan and his wife Tonya Jennings of Grant, Mike and his wife Leslie Emmy of Lebanon, Angie and her husband Mike Choate of Cookeville, and Dustin Jennings, Christopher Jennings, and Crystal Jennings all of Panama City, Florida. Great grandchildren, Tori and Derrick Baker and Zack and Ethan Martin all of Alexandria, Allie and Grayson Emmy of Lebanon, Haley and Katie Choate of Cookeville, and Josie and Hannah Jennings of Grant. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Dale Paul

Aug 9 2006

53 year old Michael Dale Paul of McMinnville died Saturday at his residence. A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Plainview Cemetery in the Cassville Community. Survivors include a brother and his wife, Darrell and Shirley Paul of Sparta and a sister, Lois Pebley of Cookeville. Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

Jewell Brown Ferrell

Aug 7 2006

75 year old Mr. Jewell Brown Ferrell died Monday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. The body is at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are incomplete

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