93 year old Ruth Snow Webb died Thursday at the Rolling Green Village Health Care Center in South Carolina. She was born on October 31st, 1913, the daughter of Thomas B. and Sarah Snow Webb. She graduated from high school in Smithville in 1932, worked for some years, and then graduated in 1940 from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. During World War II, she enlisted in the WAVES section of the United States Navy, serving from October 1942 until July 1946, when she was discharged as a lieutenant commander. After the war, she was an employment officer for several government agencies, working in Washington D.C., in Alaska, and in Saigon during the Vietnam War. After 1970, she returned to Smithville to make her home, and served as administrator of Sunny Point Nursing Home. After her retirement in 1974, she traveled to several foreign countries. About 1990, she moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where she lived until her death. She became a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church in 1928 and had been a member longer than anyone now living. She was preceded in death by her parents and by three brothers, Houston, T.B., and James Webb, and by three sisters, Georgia Mai Webb, Jessie Loring, and Helen Cline. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Nell Webb of Carthage; four nephews, Howard Webb Loring and his wife Mary Ann of Florida, Billy Webb and wife Earlene of Chattanooga, Tommy Webb and wife Audrey of Smithville, Kenneth Webb and wife Faye of Pulaski; and two nieces, Sara Lynn Postma and husband Jan of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Elizabeth Baucom and husband Clyde of Greenville, South Carolina. The funeral service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Town Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to go to the Aaron Cantrell Cemetery or Town Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
88 year old Leone Taylor Caplinger of Smithville died Wednesday at the Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. She was a retired cafeteria worker at DeKalb Elementary School and a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Caplinger; her parents, Horace and Mamie Robinson Taylor; and two brothers, John Henry and Ben Taylor. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon Hayes of Cookeville. One grandchild, Joshua Hayes of Celina. One sister, Audrey Turner of Smithville and two nephews, Billy and Dan Turner of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m.
41 year old Barry Douglas Stembridge died Monday of a short illness at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. He was a resident of Adams Street, Smithville, a native of Cannon County, and an electrician assistant. The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Richard Haley will officiate and burial will be in the Woods Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mamie Lou Bogle Stembridge. He is survived by his father, Harrell D. Stembridge of Woodbury. His wife, Bonnie Smith Stembridge of Smithville. Two children, Tabetha Pope of Woodbury and Jason Stembridge of Woodbury and Tosha. Step children include Michelle and her husband Eric McCoy and \"Bud\" Eddie Caldwell all of Smithville. Siblings include Terry and his wife Pam Stembridge, Sherry and her husband Andy Gay, and Perry Stembridge all of Woodbury. Grandchildren, Tyson Pope and Bryce Stembridge. Step grandchildren, Zack and Madison. Mother-in-law, Louise Smith of Smithville. Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
48 year old Dennis Graves Ivey, Sr. of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a truck driver. The family has chosen direct cremation and there will be no visitation at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Joleen Ivey of Smithville. Two sons, Daniel Goehring of California and Dennie Ivey, Jr. of Smithville. One daughter, Torey McAffee of California. Two grandchildren, Amber and Anthony Goehring both of California. Two sisters, Georgia Westbrook and Diane Hughes both of California and one brother, Mike Ivey of California. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
50 year old Gregory Steven Johnson of Smithville died Saturday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was disabled and a Baptist. The funeral will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Guy Owens and David Young will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Survivors include his parents, Repsie and Ruth Pedigo Johnson of Smithville. A brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Betty Johnson of Michigan. One niece, Pamela Johnson of Michigan and one nephew, Bradley Johnson of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
80 year old Jim D. Parkerson of Smithville died Sunday at his residence. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Johnny Adcock and Neil Pennycuff will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Movie Malone Parkerson; his first wife, Wilma Page Parkerson; two sisters, Isabell Stephens and Bessie Fitts; and three brothers, Toy, Elbert, and M.B. Parkerson. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Hays Parkerson of Smithville. Two sisters, Ruby Nell and Sallie Parkerson of Alexandria. Two brothers, Dillard and his wife Jeanette Parkerson of Lebanon and John and his wife Ruth Reynolds of Alexandria. Three step children, Jessica Lynn and her husband Johnny Adcock of Smithville, Shirley and her husband Paul Pearson of Watertown, and Toy and his wife Tracie Parkerson of Mount Juliet. Seven step grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and in-laws in the Page and Hays families. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.
90 year old Mary Frances Anderson of the Cottage Home community died Wednesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. She was born in Wilson County, a homemaker, graduate of Auburntown High School, and a faithful member of the Cottage Home FCE. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Prosperity Baptist Church, where she was a member. Thurman Seber and Ricky Scott will officiate and burial will be in the Prosperity Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. She was the daughter of the late Hudson and Maude Foutch Jennings. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Murrel T. Anderson, Sr. She is survived by a son, Murrel T. Anderson, Jr. and his family of Jackson, Mississippi; a brother-in-law, Ernest Anderson and his wife, Jackie of Cottage Home; and several nieces and nephews. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.
64 year old Doris Carolyn Foster Hayes of Smithville died Thursday at her residence. She was a secretary at Dell Computers in Lebanon, and a member of the Whorton Springs Baptist Church, where she was also a Sunday School Teacher. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. James Williams and Dave Mahan will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday until the time of the service at 1:30 p.m.. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Foster. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Hayes; One son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Angie Foutch; Two daughters, Jamie Woodside and Renee and her husband Ricky Hendrixson; and her mother, Nettie Jim Foster all of Smithville. Two step-daughters, Tracie Dunn of McMinnville and Kim and Dale Nunley of McMinnville. One brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Priscilla Foster of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Brooke Johnson, Nathan Trapp, Heather Vaughn, Nastasha Hendrixson all of Smithville, and Kevin Woodside of Dowelltown. Five step-grandchildren, Megan Butcher, Madison Taylor, Hayley Taylor, Braedon Dunn, and Bryce Fulton all of McMinnville. Three great grandchildren, Kyra Trapp, Jaden Johnson, Kayden Trapp all of Smithville and special friend, Brenda Ballard of Lebanon. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.
81 year old Robert Eldon Robinson of Smithville died Tuesday at Spencer Generations. He was a Baptist and a retired employee of the DeKalb County Landfill. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at Salem Cemetery at Liberty. Junior Hibdon will officiate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Williams Floyd and Clara Macon Bluhm Robinson and a sister, Lois Barber. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Barber of Smithville. Two grandsons, Danny Barber of Cookeville and Scotty Barber of Smithville. One great grandson, James Dillion Barber of Smithville. One step-daughter, Julie Van Bomel. One step-son, Kenneth Lee and three step grandchildren all of McMinnville. Two ex wives, Ann Robinson Smith of Smithville and Mary Belle Robinson of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family has asked that no flowers be sent all all donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses.
62 year old Jim Gantzer of Smithville died Wednesday at his residence. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a steam fitter. He was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Gertrude M. Hay Gantzer. Mr. Gantzer's remains have been cremated. There will be no visitation or services held. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Gantzer of Smithville. Five children, Todd Gantzer of Boston Massachusetts, Jamie Gantzer of Smithville, Todd Zimmerman of Boston Massachusetts, Terri Hockenberry of Lockport, New York, Tamara Dragon of Mocksville, North Carolina. Seven grandchildren and an uncle, Phillip Becker of Cumming, Georgia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family has requested that donations be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
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