Obituaries

Billy Cantrell

May 24 2006

49 year old Billy Cantrell of Smithville died Tuesday night of a short illness at DeKalb Hospital. He was a Baptist and was employed as a group leader at Nissan. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. James Williams and David Mahan will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Houston, Sr. and Elsie Mae Taylor Cantrell. Survivors include his wife, Doris Cantrell of Smithville. Children, Amanda and her husband Jimmy Vaughn; Houston Cantrell; Maranda and her husband Michael Washer all of Smithville. A daughter-in-law, Brandy Green Cantrell of Smithville. Two grandchildren, William Hunter Cantrell and Gabriel Allen Washer. A brother, Buddy and his wife Deborah Fuson of Cabot, Arkansas. A niece, Jennifer and her husband Jon Kennedy of Little Rock, Arkansas and a nephew, Jeffery and his wife Meg Fuson of Macon, Georgia. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in memory of Mr. Cantrell in lieu of flowers.

Leverne Barnes

May 24 2006

52 year old E. Leverne Barnes of McMinnville died Tuesday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga of an extended illness. He was a factory worker and a member of the Mount Hope The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. Tim Pelham, Tim Bennett, and Greg Hibdon will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery in DeKalb County. Visitation will be Friday from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the service. He was preceded in death by his father, A.B. Barnes; a brother, Willard Twain Barnes; his grandfathers, Grover Barnes and John Taylor Russell; and grandmothers, Mary Emma Barnes and Maggie Ella Russell. Survivors include his wife, Janis E. Barnes of McMinnville. A son, Johnathan Barnes of McMinnville. His mother, Anna Ruth Barnes of McMinnville. A sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Billy Rankhorn of McMinnville. A niece, Ashley Barnes of Illinois and several other friends and relatives. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.

Howard Lee Patton

May 25 2006

68 year old Howard Lee Patton of Smithville died Thursday of cancer at his residence. He was an electrician, plumber, and a member of the Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Tim Ferguson, Junior Hibdon, and Donald Owens will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Franklin and Cartie Clelia Cantrell Patton. Survivors include his wife Jean Patton of Smithville. Children, Lisa and her husband Eddie Rowland and Angie and her husband Barry Reed all of Smithville; David and his wife Shelly Patton of Atlanta, Georgia; and Sherry and her husband Phil Hanks of Nashville. Five grandchildren, Amanda, John, and Hannah Reed, Caleb Rowland, and a foster grandchild Eric Dysinger. One brother, Frank Thomas Patton of Mount Juliet and two aunts, Jean Haley and Nell Cantrell both of Smithville. 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 in memory of Mr. Patton

Elizabeth

May 29 2006

94 year old Elizabeth \"Lizzie\" Caldwell of Smithville died Monday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Martha Mahathy Arnold; her husband, George Caldwell, Sr.; a son, George Caldwell, Jr.; and four grandchildren. Survivors include a son, Ralph Tommy Caldwell of Dowelltown. Two daughters, Marie Nixon of Watertown and Shirley Southard of Smithville. One sister, Ruby Vaughn of Dowelltown. Eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Joe Jones

May 30 2006

68 year old Joe Jones of Smithville died Tuesday morning at his residence. The body is at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are incomplete. A complete list of survivors and arrangements will be announced later by DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Joe Daniel Jones

May 30 2006

68 year old Joe Daniel Jones of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence of an extended illness. He was a Baptist and a retired mechanic. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Rex Bowles and Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the New Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cephas and Grace Cantrell Jones; his spouse, Nelda Sue Jones; and two brothers, Charles and Roger Jones. Survivors include a daughter, Monica Jones Lofton of Smithville. A son, Jeff Jones of Antioch. Three brothers, Troy Jones of McMinnville, and Gary Jones and Cantrell Jones of Smithville. A sister, Billie Grace Estes of Smithville. A special sister-in-law, Paulette Carter of Smithville. Numerous nieces and nephews. Two step grandchildren, John Lofton of Iowa and Clint Lofton of Memphis. Special caregivers, Carl Smith, Mary Smith, Melissa Brown, and Lee Roy Lawson. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help the family with expenses in lieu of flowers.

Davina Hollie Greene

May 30 2006

30 year old Davina Hollie Greene of Alexandria died Tuesday at Saint Thomas Hospital of an extended illness. She was a dental assistant and a native of Kansas City, Missouri. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Alexandria. Curt Wagoner will officiate and burial will be in the Harpeth Hills Cemetery in Nashville. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday at the church. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles Tarver and an uncle, Bill Tarver. Survivors include her parents, Calvin and Francis Cunningham of Alexandria. One brother, Greg Stern of Nashville. A sister, Susan and her husband Curt Wagoner of Alexandria. Nephews, Zach Wagoner and Jacob Wagoner of Alexandria. Her grandmother, Bertha Tarver of Nashville. Numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Eddie

May 30 2006

48 year old Eddie \"Buck\" Carol Cantrell of Smithville died Tuesday at UMC of Lebanon. He was a construction worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Michael Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Cantrell Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 3:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Gentry Ed Cantrell. Survivors include two children, Letitia and her husband Kevin Jones of McMinnville and Zeke Cantrell of McMinnville. One grandchild, Kieffer Bain. One brother, Ricky Cantrell of Smithville. Two sisters, Peggy and her husband Phillip Stewart of Smithville and Barbara Allen of Murfreesboro. Special niece, Sundi Blanchard of Smyrna and several other nieces and nephews survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Ricky Lynn Grisham

May 31 2006

47 year old Ricky Lynn Grisham of Alexandria died Monday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He was an employee of Bays Bread. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Baxter. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. He was preceded in death by a brother, Radford Grisham and sisters, Faye Mullins and Donna K. Jackson. His parents are Dean Grisham and Gladys Hargis Grisham. His wife is Barbara Grisham of Alexandria. Other survivors include a daughter, Crystal and her husband Danny Caldwell Watson of Alexandria. Grandchildren, Bryanna and Hannah Watson and Hunter Lynn Caldwell. A sister, Ruth Hodge of Smyrna. Three brothers, Stanley Grisham and Larry Manier both of Cookeville, and James Grisham of Monterey. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Beverly Rogers

May 31 2006

65 year old Beverly Rogers of Smithville died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. The body is at Love-Cantrell Funeral. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced later.

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