Obituaries

Sandra Kay Witty Willoughby

May 13 2006

50 year old Sandra Kay Witty Willoughby of Alexandria died Thursday at UMC of Lebanon of an extended illness. She was a Warren County native, a member of the Alexandria Church of Christ, and an order entry employee for Goldner Company. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Trey Helton and Howard Knox will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Gardens. Survivors include her husband, John Willoughby of Alexandria. A daughter, Katie Willoughby of Alexandria. Two step-sons, Johnathon and his wife Rena Willoughby of Smithville and Jessie Willoughby of Dowelltown. Two grandchildren, Lydia and Jathan Willoughby of Smithville. Her father, Howard Witty and his wife Barbara Witty of McMinnville. Three step-brothers, Brent, Greg, and Derrick Pennington of McMinnville. Her mother-in-law, Georgie Willoughby of Hickman. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sylvia Stewart Witty. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dean Cantrell

May 15 2006

82 year old Ms. Dean Cantrell of Smithville died Monday morning of an extended illness at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church and former owner of the Keltonburg Grocery Store. She was also a retired nurse, sales clerk, and a dispatcher. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer Cecil and Ethel Taylor Hall; her husband, Gentry Lee Cantrell; a daughter, Darlene Haas; and a sister, Ruby Brown DeBruce. Survivors include her children Jerry Lee and his wife Jane Cantrell of Smithville. Ronald Glynn and his wife Judy Cantrell of McMinnville. Phillip Wayne and his wife Marilyn Cantrell of Smithville. Regina Hope Bates of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren survive along with two sisters, Patricia Wooten of Mount Clemens, Michigan and Joan Burge of Clinton Township, Michigan. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma Bell Davenport Mathis

May 15 2006

82 year old Thelma Bell Davenport Mathis of Liberty died Monday morning at DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of the Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Charles Allen Gentry and Dewey Dyer will officiate and burial will be in the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. An Eastern Star service will be held Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney Tolbert and Lou Ola Bransford Davenport; a daughter, Sharon Starr Mathis; brothers, U.C. and Homer Davenport; and a sister, Velma Lois Wilkerson. Survivors include her husband, Guy G. Mathis of Liberty. Three children, Patricia Ann and her husband Odie Tallent of Smithville, Thelma Guylene and her husband, Dr. Robert R. Atnip of Smithville, and Van Miller and his wife Debbie Mathis of Liberty. Nine grandchildren, Louie Hendrixson, Jill Goneke, Javon Hendrixson, Lisa Tramel, Bob Atnip, Tara Jane Summers, Jared Atnip, Eric Mathis, Pamela Shaw. Two step-grandchildren, Josh and Jason Tallent. Seven great grandchildren, Andy Hendrixson, Chase and Caleb Tramel, Ari Scott, Preston Summers, Chandler, and Olivia Shaw. One brother, William B. Davenport of Lebanon. Three sisters, Elease Cripps and Robbie Sanders of Lebanon and Maxine Bowers of Gallatin. A sister-in-law, Thelma Davenport of Lebanon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Pauline Mason

May 15 2006

75 year old Pauline Mason of Smithville died Sunday of an extended illness at DeKalb Hospital. She was a Baptist and a retired police dispatcher. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 5:00 p.m. at the Sycamore Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brunell and Annie Duggin Gassaway; her husband, Alton E. Mason; and a son, Larry Mason. She is survived by a nephew, Mike and his wife Trena Gassaway of Smithville. Sisters-in-law, Pauline Witty of Woodbury, Ruth Mason of Michigan City, Indiana, and Ruby Carroll of Knoxville. Ms. Mason's remains have been cremated. There will be no visitation or service at the funeral home. Family and friends will gather at Sycamore Cemetery on Thursday at 5:00 p.m. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Troy Malcolm Lee

May 15 2006

73 year old Troy Malcolm Lee of Liberty died Sunday morning at his residence of a sudden illness. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and was self-employed in hardwood flooring. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Smithville Church of God where he was a member. Donnie Kelly will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the church and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wynona Corrilyn \"Mimi\" Lee and a grandson, Adam Troy Lee. Survivors include special friend, Janet Clendenon of Liberty. Seven children, Troy Malcolm Lee, Jr. of Gasden, Alabama; Robin Lee Rushing of Northport, Alabama; Holly Barnes of Smithville; Bradley Hughes Lee of Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Tracey Lee and Kelly Lee Hollingsworth both of Smithville; and Christopher Phillips Lee of Atlanta, Georgia. Seventeen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren survive along with four brothers, Russell Lee, Charles Daniel Lee, Jr., Ebb Lee, and Roy Lee all of Alabama. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Teresa Curtis Hunter

May 16 2006

49 year old Teresa Curtis Hunter of Northfield Subdivision, Alexandria died Monday at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. The body is at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria where the funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Barry Whitaker will officiate and burial will be in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. The Hunter family will receive friends at the Avant Chapel on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Martin Hunter of Alexandria. Two sons, Will Tarpley and Derrick Tarpley both of Alexandria. Her mother and father, Faye Fowler Curtis and Ralph Lee Curtis of Alexandria. Two brothers, Steve and his wife Michelle Curtis of Alexandria and Jeff Curtis of Alexandria. Two nephews, Dakota and Colton Curtis and a niece, Savannah. Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Ruby Luna

May 17 2006

82 year old Ruby Luna of Sparta died Tuesday at NHC Healthcare Center in Sparta. She was a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Spring Hill Baptist Church in Sparta and burial will be in Spring Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. She is survived by a nephew, Burgess Johnson of Walling. Two nieces, Demple Boyd of Walling and Hellon England of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home and Thursday at the Spring Hill Baptist Church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Complete arrangements are to be announced.

Iva Dell Kent

May 17 2006

79 year old Iva Dell Kent of Watertown died Wednesday morning at her residence. She was a DeKalb County native, a retired Texas Boot Company employee, and a member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, C.E. Kent; a daughter, Peggy Faye Kent; her parents, Lula Elizabeth Johnson Vanatta and Claude Johnson; and a brother, William Claude Johnson. She is survived by her children, Linda and her husband William Farmer of Lebanon; Jerry and his wife Regina Kent of Smithville; Mike and his wife Lynn Kent of Alexandria; Terry and his wife Lisa Kent of Alexandria; and Shirley and her husband Bob Lowe of Lebanon. Nine grandchildren, Paul W. and his wife Tracey Garrison, Christie and her husband Tony Morris, Kelly and her husband Brad Driver, Cindy and her husband Jamie Kemp, Kevin and his wife Beth Kent, Jeremy Kent, Gabriel and Erica Lowe, and Tyler Kent. Four great grandchildren, Brady and Levi Driver, Preston Kemp, and Caley Isabelle Morris. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Iva Dell Kent

May 17 2006

79 year old Iva Dell Kent of Watertown died Wednesday morning at her residence. She was a DeKalb County native, a retired Texas Boot Company employee, and a member of the Liberty Hill Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Don Mathis will officiate and burial will be in Wilson County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, C.E. Kent; a daughter, Peggy Faye Kent; her parents, Lula Elizabeth Johnson Vanatta and Claude Johnson; and a brother, William Claude Johnson. She is survived by her children, Linda and her husband William Farmer of Lebanon; Jerry and his wife Regina Kent of Smithville; Mike and his wife Lynn Kent of Alexandria; Terry and his wife Lisa Kent of Alexandria; and Shirley and her husband Bob Lowe of Lebanon. Nine grandchildren, Paul W. and his wife Tracey Garrison, Christie and her husband Tony Morris, Kelly and her husband Brad Driver, Cindy and her husband Jamie Kemp, Kevin and his wife Beth Kent, Jeremy Kent, Gabriel and Erica Lowe, and Tyler Kent. Four great grandchildren, Brady and Levi Driver, Preston Kemp, and Caley Isabelle Morris. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

James Edward Farler

May 19 2006

82 year old James Edward Farler of Dowelltown died Thursday at DeKalb Hospital of an extended illness. He was a Protestant, a retired 20 year U.S. Army veteran, and a retired Barber. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Leonard Herman will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, John B. and Minnie Moore Farler; a brother, William Jess Farler; and a grandchild, Regina Carol Fuson. Survivors include his wife, Inez Barrett Farler of Dowelltown. Children, Jerry Roger and his wife Teresa Farler of Florence, Alabama; Regenia Gail and her husband Jerry W. Pack of McMinnville; and Ramona Jane and her husband Dan Fuson of Dowelltown. Nine grandchildren, Keith Farler, Adam Farler, Katherine Farler, Jerry Farler, Jr., Cherie Page, Inez Eldridge, James Pack, and Daniel and Dallas Duke. Four great grandchildren, Kerry Page, Eli Eldridge, Aniston Farler, and Marshall Farler. One brother, T.J. Farler of Dowelltown. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the Heart Foundation or to the charity of your choice, in lieu of flowers.

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