85 year old Molly Edith Seals of Smithville died Friday at NHC Healthcare Center. She was a member of the Snow Hill United Methodist Church and a homemaker. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Kenneth Clayton, Perry Clayton, and Tim Clayton will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.; Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Floyd Clayton and Roy Seals; a daughter, Rebecca Beason; her parents, Talmadge and Rebecca Moore Davis; and two sisters, Alta Vandergriff and Wilma Cubbins. She is survived by children, Brenda Trapp of Smithville, Kenneth and his wife Ellen Clayton of Smithville, Perry and his wife Dana Clayton of Crossville, and Debra and husband Tony Miller of Georgia. Twenty two grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren survive. Four sisters, Lena Vanderpool, Ova Driver, Marie Robinson all of Smithville and Marie Close of Mount Juliet. A host of nieces and nephews also survive. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
47 year old Debra Jean Vinca of Smithville died Thursday at Cookeville Regional Hospital. She was an employee of Kingston Timer and she attended Berea Church of Christ. The family has chosen direct cremation. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Maria Joyce Aldrich Wells. She is survived by her husband, James Vinca; two daughters, Jolene Hendrixson and Arianna Vinca; and one granddaughter, Mikayla Hendrixson all of Smithville. Four sisters and three brothers also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
85 year old Robbie Fisher of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC of Smithville. She was a Methodist and her occupation was domestic help. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burns Lyons will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Fisher and her parents, Ferman and Hallie Shaw. Survivors include two sons, Jerry and wife Tonie Fisher of Denver, Colorado and Sammy and wife Jan Fisher of Smithville. Three daughters, Linda and husband Michael Ramsey of McMinnville, Carolyn and husband Louis Battles of Morrison, and Betty and husband Lee Fisk of Smithville. Twelve grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren. One sister, Lucille Demmings of Indianapolis, Indiana. One brother-in-law, Leon Fisher of Nashville. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
88 year old Claudia Emberton of Smithville died Wednesday at NHC of Smithville. She was a retired employee of Genesco and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Allen Mahan will officiate and burial will be in the Keltonburg Methodist Church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack Terry and Avo Pedigo Trapp; a son, Henry Jackson Emberton. Four sisters, Clara, Cloyed, and Cloyce Trapp, and Clella Green. Four brothers, Clarence, Clyde, Clester, and Charlie Trapp. Survivors include a son, Dean "Buddy" and his wife Dianne Emberton of Smithville. One daughter, Brenda Steele of South Carolina. Seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren. A sister, Cecil Billings of Smithville. A brother, Clifford Trapp of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
87 year old Jessie Lee Banks Melton of Beloit, Wisconsin and formerly of Smithville, died Monday. She was a Mechanist in Detroit, Michigan; owned and operated Mae's Restaurant in Smithville; after moving to Beloit she was a caterer; a waitress at Dixie Cream Doughnuts; worked in retail; and was owner of a painting and cleaning business until retirement. She was active in politics, the girl scouts, a volunteer to the Beloit Health Department and school system. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Royce Moore will officiate and burial will be in the Braswell Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Cleo Redmon Banks; a grandson, Michael Elmer; six brothers, and two sisters. Survivors include three children, Robert and his wife Gloria Melton of Beloit, Wisconsin; Nina and husband Randy Rosenbalm of Byron, Illinois; and Ila and husband Tom Monney of Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren survive along with a sister, Rose and husband Haston Adcock of Smithville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
84 year old Rubye Francis Moss of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the First Baptist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Taylor Moss; parents, Albert and Eunice Matilda Beckwith Johnson; three sisters, Mildred Ervin, Nannie Pack, and Effie May Johnson; and three brothers, Glenn, Truett, and Lester Johnson. Survivors include one son, David and his wife Deborah Moss of Oregon. One daughter, Judy and her husband Edward Slawinski of Michigan. Three grandchildren, Ernin Moss of Oregon, Jennifer and Mark Snyder of Ohio, and Alex Slawinski of Michigan. One great grandchild, Samantha Snyder of Ohio. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund or to Justin Potter Library, in lieu of flowers.
82 year old Edward Kirby of McMinnville died Tuesday at River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He was a retired U.S. Postal Truck Driver and a member of the New Town The Baptist Church. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Virgil Hibdon, Jr. will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Savage and Nancy Luna Kirby; a sister, Ruetta Close; and two brothers, Virgil Lee Kirby and Clyde Kirby. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Kirby of McMinnville. One son, Jerry and his wife Debbie Kirby of Ooltewah. One daughter, Donna Kirby of McMinnville. Four grandchildren, Andrea Pierce and Ava Castello both of Cleveland, Curt Templeton, and Amanda and Kenny Sheppard all of McMinnville. Two sisters, Jo Puckett of Smithville and Dell Reynolds of Hermitage. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements,
57 year old Kay Cashdollar Maddin died Saturday in Nashville. She was a resident of Nashville and the daughter of the late Reverend Ernest Erbie and Bernice Jan Atkinson Cashdollar. She was a former resident of Sparta. A memorial service will be Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Sparta. Visitation will be Saturday after 2:30 p.m. She is survived by a sister, Pat Moore and husband Ron Bradley of Nashville. A brother, Mark Cashdollar of Nashville. A nephew, Mike Fann of Florida. A niece, Aryn Lepsey of Michigan. Two great nieces, Jordan and Kahlee Fann of Florida. Two aunts, Ruth Brock of Ohio and Estellene Cashdollar of Walling. Several cousins also survive. Hunter Funeral Home of Sparta is in charge of the arrangements.
71 year old William "Bill" Francis Koney of Smithville and formerly of Westlake, Ohio died Monday at his residence. He was a member of Saint Gregory's Catholic Church. Koney served in the U.S. Army and he was a purchasing agent for Summers Rubber Company. A memorial service will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Gregory's Catholic Church. Father David Cooney and Father Jim Bretl will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. at the church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anne Thoman. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Koney of Smithville. Children, Edward Broderick, James and his wife Laura Koney, Jessica, Jared, Scott, Kristine Koney, Renee and husband Robert Bourne, and Rochelle Turner of Smithville. Brothers, Gilbert and wife Anita Koney and Dennis and wife Judy Koney. He was uncle to many nieces and nephews. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Saint Jude Children's Hospital, in lieu of flowers.
83 year old James Edward Hibdon of McMinnville died Sunday at River Park Hospital of an extended illness. He was born in Nashville. Hibdon was a truck driver, a used car dealer, a member of the Banks Presbyterian Church, a 50 year member of the Mason Grand Lodge, being a 32nd degree Moslem Shriner, and a member of the Scottish Rites of Detroit, Michigan. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville. David Watson will officiate and burial will be in Banks Cemetery in DeKalb County. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m at the funeral home. Hibdon was preceded in death by his parents, Hughy and Cora Vanatta Hibdon and a sister, Irene Robinson. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Irene M. Hibdon of McMinnville. Three daughters, Priscilla J. and husband Dennis Wood of Shelby Township, Michigan; Phyllis H. and husband Steven Lyles of Caledonia, Ohio; and Robin R. and husband Edward Gross of Roseville, Michigan. Five sons, Kenneth W. and wife Tonya Hibdon of Saint Clair Shores, Michigan; James M. and wife Debra Hibdon of Warren Michigan; Terry C. and wife Joann Hibdon of Clinton Township, Michigan; Gary E. and wife Linda Hibdon of Michigan; and Ronald D. and wife Monica Hibdon of Oxford, Michigan. Twenty one grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren survive along with a sister, Alice M. and husband Bill Worley of Jacksonville, Texas and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Love-Cantrell & Cope Funeral Home in McMinnville is in charge of the arrangements.
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