Obituaries

Orion P. Earle, Jr.

Aug 29 2006

82 year old Orion P. Earle, Jr. of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was born in Warren County. Earle was a retired truck driver with King Musical, a U.S. Army World War II veteran, and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orion P. Sr. and Florence Perry Earle, his wife, Gladys Earle, and brothers, Grant, Leonard, and Jonah Earle. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of McMinnville Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery. Military Grave Rites will be administered by the American Legion Post 173 and VFW POST 5064. The Earle family will receive friends on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at McMinnville Funeral Home. Survivors include brothers, Harry and his wife Betty Earle of McMinnville; Robert Earle of Willoughby, Ohio; Dennis Earle of West Palm Beach, Florida; Morris Earle of Manchester; and Joe Wayne Earle of Painesville, Ohio. Nephews, Bobby and Jimmy Earle, Bob and Dennis Tate. Special niece, Kim Tate, and several other nieces, nephews, family and friends. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Virgie Bauswell

Aug 28 2006

74 year old Virgie Bauswell of Smithville died Sunday at her residence of an extended illness. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Smithville Church of God. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in the Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edd and Lular Mae Tilley Saddler; a son, Dewey Bauswell; and a sister, Letha Phelps. Survivors include her husband, A.D. Bauswell of Smithville. A granddaughter, Laura and her husband Shannon Cook of Smithville. Three great grandchildren, Kayla, Savanna and Ashley Hershman of Smithville. A sister, Pauline Fish of Smithvile. Several nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Miriam Summers

Aug 30 2006

51 year old Miriam Summers of Smithville died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Brethren In Christ. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Larry Steffee and Lee Neal will officiate and burial will be in the Pedigo and Summers Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melburn and Kitty Davis and two brothers, Butch and Benjamin Davis. Survivors include her husband, Roger Summers and a daughter, LeAnn Cole both of Smithville. A son, Kenneth Robin Summers and a grand daughter, Victoria Ann Summers both of Dowelltown. Three brothers, Lenley Davis of Iowa, Allen Davis of Mississippi, and Tommy Davis of Washington. One sister, Rachel Cole of Mississippi. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. The family has requested that donations be made to the funeral home to help with expenses in lieu of flowers.

Clay Hickey

Sep 1 2006

83 year old Clay Hickey of Sparta died Thursday. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Survivors include two daughters, Edna Carolina Hickey of Scottsboro, Alabama and Clada Ruth Cole of Sparta. One son, James Arnold Hickey of Sparta. One brother, Leslie Pleasant Hickey of Fall Creek Falls. Five grandchildren and one great grandchild survive. Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Sparta.

Dorothy Tubbs

Sep 2 2006

81 year old Dorothy Tubbs of Alexandria died Saturday morning at her home in Alexandria. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Arrangements are incomplete

Hattie Ethel Bogle Byford

Sep 3 2006

85 year old Hattie Ethel Bogle Byford of McMinnville died Saturday at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury of an extended illness. She was a Cannon County native, a homemaker, a retired employee of Val Dor, and a member of the Short Mountain Church of God. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Charles Richey will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Sarah Ferrell Bogle; her husband Marlin Byford, and her son-in-law, H.A. Foster. Survivors include three sons, Glenn and his wife Betty Byford, Carl Byford, and Donald Byford all of McMinnville. Four daughters, Faye Byford of McMinnville, Wilma Foster of Woodbury, Sybil and her husband David Gunter of McMinnville and Sue and her husband Phillip Close of Smithville. Two brothers, Robert Bogle of Woodbury and Hoyte Bogle of Akron, Ohio. Thirteen grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren also survive along with several nieces and nephews. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Cantrell Roman

Sep 3 2006

66 year old Dorothy Cantrell Roman of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Kingdom of Jesus Church. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gentry Cantrell and Velvo Arnold Thrasher; a sister, Freda Hobbs; and three brothers, Eddie, T.J., and Albert Cantrell. Survivors include her husband, Ramon Roman. Three sons, Rickey and his wife Doreen Reece, Nickey and his wife Remega Reece, and Arthur Dawson, Jr. all of Smithville. A daughter, Vickie Lopez of McMinnville. Fourteen grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren. Five sisters, Cleta Horn, Omega Sue Sanders both of Smithville, and Imogene Crook of Liberty, and Betty Ann Vanzini and Christine Todd both of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 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 1:00 p.m.

Dorothy Marion Tubbs

Sep 3 2006

81 year old Dorothy Marion Tubbs of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a retired assembly line worker at Kingston Timer and a member of the Grace Bible Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Cleo Sanders will officiate and burial will be in the Dowell Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Stella Young Eddings, Sr.; her husband, Edward Tubbs, Jr.; a brother, Chester Eddings, Jr.; one sister, Hattie High; a son-in-law, Floyd League, Jr.; a granddaughter, Martisha League; and two grandsons, Marcus League and Kinte Bass. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy and his wife Glenda Tubbs and Eddie and his wife Maureen Tubbs all of Alexandria. Six daughters, Doris League of Smithville, Sandra Bass, Brenda Savage, Yvette and her husband Randall Carven all of Alexandria, Gail Neal of Lebanon, and Tina and her husband Bryan Pebbles of Murfreesboro. Nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren. One sister, Rosetta High of Carthage. One son-in-law, Lewis Bass of Watertown. Four sisters-in-law, Inez Tubbs Bass of Alexandria, Virginia Meyers of Cookeville, and Pauline Griffin and Inez Tubbs of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Harriet Annette Estes

Sep 6 2006

81 year old Harriet Annette Estes of Smithville died Tuesday at Heartland Nursing Home in South Carolina. She was a homemaker and a member of the Smithville Church of God. The funeral will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Smithville Church of God. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustav Ingvold and Inga Swenson Haaland; three brothers, Phillip, Gust, and Ingvold Haaland; three sisters, Inga Lehne, Gladys Williams, and Hjordis Riggio; and a grandson, Stephen Estes. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Randy Caplinger of Smithville. Two sons, Roy, Jr. and his wife Dottie Estes of Minnesota and Mark and his wife Patricia Estes of South Carolina. Two step-sons, Jim and Bill Estes of Morristown. Seven grandchildren, Shawn and Cory Caplinger of Smithville, Jennifer and Rachel Estes and Kimberly Burke all of Minnesota and Deborah and Anna Estes of South Carolina. Two great grandchildren. Two sisters, Edith Lang and Viola Boyer both of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church.

Walter Vandagriff

Sep 6 2006

96 year old Walter Vandagriff of the Dry Creek Community died Tuesday of an extended illness at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a farmer and a member and longtime Deacon of the Dowelltown Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Dowelltown Baptist Church. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at which time the body will be taken to the church where it will be from 1:00 p.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Nola Ford Vandergriff; his wife, Pauline Yates Vandergriff; a brother, Valter Vandergriff; and a sister, Lois Vandergriff. Survivors include five children, Nelda Burklow and Douglas Vandergriff of Smithville, Wayne Vandergriff of LaGrange, Kentucky, Carolyn Mullinax, and Debra Rowland of Liberty. Two sisters, Nola Vandergriff of Smithville, Pauline Moon of Chattanooga. Eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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