Obituaries

Nina Rose Bain

Nov 19 2014

85 year old Nina Rose Bain of Mount Juliet died Tuesday at Mt. Juliet Health Care. A graveside service will be held at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. The time will be announced. Bain was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Herbert and Myrtle Foutch Puckett; a daughter, Kathy Dobson; and a grandson, Travis Taylor, Sr. Survivors include a grandson, Ian Dodson of Mt. Juliet, a great grandson, Travis Taylor of Mt. Juliet; and two brothers, James Donald Puckett of Smyrna and W.J. Puckett of Coopertown; and a sister, Motie Marie Shawondens of Charlotte, Tn. There will be no visitation. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Cantrell

Nov 17 2014

72 year old Jimmy Cantrell of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center in Smithville. He was a retired self employed carpenter and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 3-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his parents, James Cantrell and Cordie Taylor Cantrell Campbell and his wife Reba Hale Cantrell. Survivors include a daughter, Kathy and husband Marvin Hale and a son Tim and his wife Tonya Cantrell all of Woodbury. Four grandchildren, Alisha Hale of Smithville, Zachary, Kelby, and Eli Cantrell of Woodbury. Four brothers, Charles and wife Helen Cantrell of Dowelltown, Jack and wife Lestel Cantrell of Lebanon, Danny Cantrell, and Jeff and wife Lori Campbell; and one sister, Jo Ann and husband Doris Campbell all of Woodbury. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Carl Dwight Poss

Nov 14 2014

Carl Dwight Poss, age 68, passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at St. Thomas West. A native of Cannon Co., Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest Poss & Ruby Kirby Poss; and a brother, Earl Poss.

He is survived by his wife Emma Ervin Poss of McMinnville; 2 Daughters, Lisa (Steve) Stone of Crossville & Kimberly Bouldin of McMinnville; 6 Grandchildren, Bobby, Ashley, Dustin, Laura, Krissy, & Justin; 3 Great Grandchildren, Bryson, Rylee, & Chloe; Brother, Don (Lynda) Poss of Smithville; Sister, Elena Wimbush of Macon, GA; 2 Nephews, Gregory Poss of Nashville & Jeffery Poss of Nashville; 1 Niece, Christina Williams of Forsyth, GA.

Mr. Poss was a logger.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Sunday, November 16, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Sadler officiating. Interment will follow at the Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM to 9 PM Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Mike Turner, Jr.

Nov 12 2014

76 year old Mike Turner, Jr. of the Johnson Chapel Community in DeKalb County died Tuesday at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was a Baptist, a member of the American Legion, and a Mason. He was also self employed at Turner's Small Engine Repair. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bobby Thomason and Mike Hale will officiate and burial will be in the Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Turner was preceded in death by his parents, Mike Turner, Sr. and Weltha Warner Turner; a son, Phillip Wayne Turner; two brothers, Jimmy and Jack Turner; and mother of their children, Evelyn Turner. Survivors include a daughter, Teresa and husband Tony Hutchings, two grandchildren, Brandon and Brooke Hutchings, and one great grandchild, Colton Blaynn Hutchings all of Sparta. One brother, Eddie Turner of Smithville and two sisters, Sue Braswell of Cookeville and Joanne Reeves of Kentucky. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Lighthouse Christian Camp. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jo Lynn Cook Brown

Nov 11 2014

Jo Lynn Cook Brown, 55, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on Saturday, November 8th at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville. She had a warm spirit and a contagious sense of humor that everyone will miss. She is survived by her husband, Mike Brown, of Nashville; siblings, Bratten (Judy) Cook II of Smithville and Murphy Cook Ford of Nashville; brother-in-law Buck Ford; nieces and nephews Megan Cook of Smithville, Bratten Cook III of Cookeville, Andrew Cook of Murfreesboro, Jesse Ford (Jay) Harbison of Nashville, Tucker Ford of Nashville, James Ford of Nashville, and Elliott Cook of Smithville; great-nieces and nephews Devin Cook of McMinnville, Ari Cook, and Bratten Cook IV of Smithville; sisters-in-law Joan Vigil, Liz Hagan, Brenda Brown, and Linda Lewis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bratten Hale Cook and Jo Bill (Murphy) Cook; her siblings, Gayden (Cook) Richardson and Steve (Pat Cook Briggs) Cook; and her nephew, Patrick Ford. The visitation will be held at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 2pm until 8pm. The funeral service will be held at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home on Thursday, November 13, 2014, with visitation starting at 12noon until the service time at 2pm.

Betty Sue Vaughn

Nov 12 2014

67 year old Betty Sue Vaughn of Smithville died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and a retired Insurance Agent with American General Life Insurance. The funeral will be Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lorene Webster Driver. Survivors include two children, Cindy Vaughn of Smithville and Randy and wife Natasha Vaughn of Alexandria. Two grandchildren, Drake and wife Amanda Vaughn and Ellie Grace Vaughn all of Alexandria. Several aunts and cousins and a special friend, Loretta Brown also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made, in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Billy J. Chumbley

Nov 11 2014

Billy J. Chumbley, 76, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at his home following an extended illness. A native of Cannon Co., Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Donald & Josie Neal Chumbley; Brother, Joe Don Chumbley and Son-in-law, John Tigert.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Sue Gilley Chumbley of Woodbury; 3 Daughters: Lorraine (Charles) Yancy of McMinnville, Karen Tigert and Ellen (Thomas) Mears both of Woodbury; 2 Granddaughters: Scarlett Yancy & Nicole Mears

Step Grandchildren: Candace & Kayla Mears and Trevor Yancy; Siblings: Jean (Jess) Ferrell of Woodbury and Rachel (Levine) Billings of McMinnville.

He was retired from General Electric and was a farmer. He was a member of the Woodbury Church of Christ and served on the Board of Directors for Dekalb Telephone Cooperative for 15 years. Billy also loved to deer and coon hunt.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 3 – 8 pm Thursday, November 13, 2014 and 11 am until time of service Fri. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society or the Hope House both %Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net.

Faye White Harbin

Nov 11 2014

Faye White Harbin age 61 of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Abe and Lena Holt Harbin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Renae White and 6 brothers and 7 sisters. Faye was a Factory worker and a Baptist. She is survived by 4 children, Jeffrey Lee White (Anitte Foster) of Smithville, Tony Brian White of Dayton, Romanda and her husband Jimmy Taylor of Smithville, Beverly Jean White (Jeremy Butcher) of Smithville; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 7 brothers and sisters, Lena and her husband Gene Wilkerson of Smithville, Dexter and wife Judith Harbin of Adamsonville, TN, Peggy Ann Austin of Savannah, TN, Sally and her husband Willard Colwell of Smithville, Benny Harbin of Savannah, TN, Paul Harbin of Savannah, TN, Rachel Pruitt of Missouri and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funer

Grace Walker

Nov 10 2014

Mrs. Grace Walker, Age 93 of Alexandria, TN, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2014 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville, TN.

Mrs. Walker was born September 11, 1921 in Liberty, TN, the daughter of the late Eunie and Pearl Barry Givan. She was married to Gordon Walker on September 10, 1942 and he preceded her in death on October 17, 2010. A son-in-law, Homer “Ed” Edwards also preceded her in death on August 18, 2004. She was a 1938 Graduate of Liberty High School and a longtime member of Alexandria First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Walker is survived by her Daughter, Helen Walker Edwards of Alexandria, TN. Son and Daughter-in-Law, Billy and LaVonne Walker of Alexandria, TN. Six Grandchildren: Steve (Amy) Edwards of Murfreesboro, TN; Angie (Keith) Garrett of Vonore, TN; Tim (Nicole) Edwards of Knoxville, TN; Julie (Kent) Beasley of Lebanon, TN; Jill (Tim) Chappell of Alexandria, TN and Cindy (Kelsey) Evert of Alexandria, TN. Ten Great Grandchildren: Logan, Emma, Ava, Audrey, Colton, Brady, Lola Klaire, Jack Walker, Ben Thomas, and James William.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Walker are scheduled to be conducted 1PM, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the First Baptist Church, Alexandria, TN, with Bro. Billie Friel officiating. Interment will follow in Hillview Memorial Cemetery.

The Walker family will receive friends at the Avant Funeral Home, Alexandria, TN, on Monday from 2PM to 8PM and on Tuesday at First Baptist Church from 11AM until service time at 1PM.

Ralph Edward Spivey

Nov 9 2014

Ralph Edward Spivey age 50 of Cookeville, passed away Friday in Cookeville. He was the son of the late Ola Spivey and Lois Shoemate Walker. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Denise Spivey. Ralph was a member of the Cookeville Church of God and was disabled. He is survived by his 5 children, Michelle and her husband Daniel Haggard of Dowelltown; Keesha Spivey of Sparta; Stephanie Spivey of Cookeville and Brandon and Candace; Mother, Lois Shoemate Walker of Cookeville; 3sisters, Teresa Duke and Fiance Jamie Tolar of Madison; Sandie and her husband Tim Faught of Madison; Sherry Moceri of Old Hickory; 9 grandchildren, Jasmine, Mason, Allie, Michael, Matthew, Brenton, Raydon, Jordon, Sophia; 7 nieces and nephews, Timmy, Todd, Kim, Beth, Cara, Chan, Joey. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Liberty Baptist Church (1520 Liberty Rd, Sparta) with Bro. Scott Dobbins officiating and burial will follow in Peeled Chestnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 1:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM with all visitation being at the Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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