Obituaries

Vivian Inez Yell

May 21 2006

74 year old Vivian Inez Yell of Smithville died Sunday of a short illness at DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of the Laurel Hill Baptist Church and was retired fron Norvell as an inspector. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Marion and Naomi Bessie Williams Fleenor and a brother, Mervyn Fleenor. Survivors include two children, Joni Brown and James Yell of Smithville. One sister, Marjorie Hopkins of Smithville. Nieces, Sherry Kennedy, Julie Hanrahan, and Susie Bradley all of Louisville, Kentucky. Ms. Yell's remains have been cremated. A memorial service will be held Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Laurel Hill Baptist Church. The family has asked that donations be made to the LaureL Hill Baptist Church in memory of Ms. Yell in lieu of flowers. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mable Sorrells Womack

May 22 2006

82 year old Mable Sorrells Womack of Morgantown, Kentucky and formerly of Watertown died Saturday at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Gerald Hogan will officiate and burial will be in Poplar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Franklin Womack; her parents, Will and Mallie Young Sorrells; sisters, Fanny Shehane, Mary Green, and Selma Bailiff; and brothers, Edgar, Georgia, Chester, and John D. Sorrells. Survivors include a daughter, Kay and her husband Jim Wilder of Morgantown, Kentucky. Two sons, Ray Franklin and his wife Sherry Womack and Robert William and his wife Lisa Womack all of Morgantown, Kentucky. Five grandchildren, Regina, Ray, Jr., Angie, Jennifer, and Jeremy. Three great grandchildren, Sarah, Kara, and Bailey. A sister, Lena and her husband J.L. Reeder of Alexandria and a sister-in-law, Gale Sorrells of Lebanon. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Anna Faye Cripps

May 23 2006

63 year old Anna Faye Cripps of Smithville died Monday at Vanderbilt Hospital. She was a retired assembly line worker at Federal Mogul and a member of the Mount Mariah Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Haskell and Nancie Johnson Pack and a daughter, Shelley Cripps. Survivors include a daughter, Flesha and her husband Al Collins of Watertown. Two sons, Troy and his wife Jamie Cripps and Jason and his wife Bethany Cripps all of Smithville. Three granddaughters, Carrie Morgan Collins of Watertown and Elizabeth and Ellie Cripps of Smithville. Four grandsons, Matthew Collins of Watertown and Jackson, Haden, and Dylan Cripps of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. The family requests that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home for burial expenses in lieu of flowers.

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.

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