Obituaries

Claude Allen

Mar 13 2014

77 year old Claude Allen of Liberty died Wednesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a Baptist and a farmer. The funeral will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Royce Martin will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Oma Trusty Allen and sisters, Nayona Nokes and Elizabeth Parkerson. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Dean Crook Allen of Liberty. One son, Albert Allen and Bonnie Rene Pepin of Liberty. One brother, J.C. and wife Pat Allen of Alexandria. Two nephews, Lucion and Carolyn Nokes of Liberty and Wayne Parkerson of Smithville. One niece, Faye Neville of Smithville. Several great nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Billy A. Colwell

Mar 11 2014

79 year old Billy A. Colwell of McMinnville passed away Monday afternoon at Raintree Manor Nursing Home in McMinnville. He was the son of the late Ray and Della Redmon Colwell. He was a US Army Veteran and a member of Madison Street Baptist Church in McMinnville. Colwell was also retired from the Carrier Corporation. Survivors include wife of 56 years: Nancy Colwell of McMinnville; Daughter: Gail Jones of McMinnville; Grandchildren: Andrea Jones of Nashville and Daniel Jones of McMinnville; 2 Sisters: Violet Cripps and Dorothy (Bill) White all of Smithville. Funeral Services will be held 1:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 3:PM until 7:PM and Thursday 10:AM until time of the service at 1:PM. Mr. Billy Colwell's request was to have no flowers, but donations can be made to St. Jude Hospital.

Steve Tisdale

Mar 10 2014

55 year old Steve Tisdale of Antioch died Saturday. He was retired from NES after 30 years of service. The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Petty Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel in Nashville; Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home; and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Tisdale is survived by his wife, Brenda Norman Tisdale of Antioch. A son, Joey Steven and his wife Angelina Tisdale of Lewisburg. Step-sons, William Norman, John Thomas Norman, and Dillon and wife Whitney Norman of Nashville. Granddaughters, Miley and Paisley. Parents, Billy and Lera Tisdale of Smithville. A sister, Debra Tisdale. Brothers, Billy Wayne and wife Angela Tisdale, Michael and wife Sandra Tisdale, and Bobby Tisdale all of Smithville. Two nieces and five nephews also survive.Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel and Love-Cantrell Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements.

Ara Dell Driver

Mar 9 2014

88 year old Ara Dell Driver of Madison, TN. died on Friday while living in Tullahoma.

Dell was born in Smithville on July 29, 1925 to the late Clarence and Elizabeth Cantrell. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Bill Crecelius and H.D. Driver.

Having received her Masters degree from George Peabody College, she retired from the Nashville School System having taught at Hume Fogg, East Nashville, Issac Litton and Stratford High Schools. Dell was a very active member of Lockeland Baptist Church in Nashville and Parkway Baptist Church in Goodlettsville. She was a long time volunteer on behalf of Child Evangslism, Madison Hospital and Skyline Hospital.

Her survivors are daughters, Nancy (Ken) Bearden of Murfreesboro, Cathy Smith of Tullahoma and Beth Mason of Nashville.

A Celebration of Dell's life will be held 10 am Monday, March 10, 2014 at Forest Lawn Chapel with Brother Ken Castleberry officiating. Visitation will be Sunday 3-5 pm and 1 hour prior to the service Monday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held 2 pm Monday at Whorton Springs Cemetery, Highway 56 South, Smithville

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkway Baptist Church, 505 Cunniff Parkway, Goodlettsville.

FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME & MEMORIAL GARDENS is in charge of the arrangements

Charles Wayne Herndon

Mar 7 2014

69 year old Charles Wayne Herndon of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a member of the Church of God and he worked for the Labor Unions. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Chuck Overton will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 2-9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. Herndon was preceded in death by his parents, Milo and Vada Carter Herndon; a great granddaughter, Adrianna Murphy, and father-in-law, Charlie Young. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Young Herndon and a son, Brandon Herndon both of Smithville. Five daughters, Tarron and Robert Carter of Dowelltown, Vickie Cobble of McMinnville, Penny and Luther Murphy of Smithville, Sonya Cantrell of McMinnville, and Pamela Curtis of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, Zel Carter of Dowelltown, Nacole Cobble, Justin Murphy, and Patrick Murphy all of Smithville, and Clent Cantrell and Dustin Herndon both McMinnville, Stephanie Burgess of Tullahoma and Jennifer Coffee of Dowelltown, Thirteen great grandchildren. Brother, Ricky Herndon of Smithville. Mother-in-law, Gladys Pinegar Young of Smithville. Three brothers-in-law, Larry Wayne and Patricia Young, Charles and Keisha Farless Young and Stevie Young all of Smithville. Two sisters-in-law, Carolyn and Matthew Robinson of Murfreesboro and Annette and Gary Sells of Gallatin. Several nieces and nephews all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Robert Christian

Mar 6 2014

Funeral services for 87 year old James Robert Christian of Buffalo Valley will be Saturday at 2 P.M. from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home with burial in Smellage Cemetery in the Boma Community of Putnam County. Tony Crow will officiate

Mr. Christian died Wednesday night at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born in the Lancaster Community of Smith County to the late Henry Nicholas “NICK” and Ruby Marie Malone Christian. He was a Army veteran of WWII and member of Silver Point Baptist Church. He was a livestock dealer.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife, Mildred Boyd Christian, 2 grandsons Nick and Matt Christian, sisters Maggie Wheeler, Evangeline Hood and Elizabeth Davis, brothers Eugene Christian and Erbie D. Christian, daughter-in-law, Carolyn Christian, and son-in-law, Jim Puckett.

Survivors include 7 daughters & sons-in-law Shirley Puckett of Smithville, Jannie Maxwell , Donna & Milton Ashburn , Patsy & Herbert Allison all of Baxter, Deborah & David Clark all of Bloomington Springs, Dorothy & John Fonville of Pikeville, Sarah Stamps of Cookeville, 2 sons & daughters-in-law Robert & Kim Christian, Allen & Tammy Christian all of Baxter, sisters Pauline Elrod and Kathleen Moss both of Buffalo Valley, Margaret Fields of Lebanon, brothers Roy Christian of Buffalo Valley, Doyle Christian of Woodbury, sisters and brothers-in-law Ruby Craighead & Martha Sanders, Bonnell, Leon, Taylor, Billy & Jacky Boyd, 19 grandchildren 2 step-grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 1 step-great-grandchild, 1 great-great grandchild,host of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 8 P.M. and Saturday after 11 A.M. at the funeral home.

The Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Ray Bly

Mar 5 2014

55 year old David Ray Bly of Carthage died Tuesday morning at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. David was the son of the late Odell and Bunie Bates Bly. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Ruth Powell Bly of Carthage; children, Brandon Ray Powell of Carthage, Chris Ray (Maria) Bly of Gallatin, Terry Paul (Mandy) Bly of Lebanon, Kenny Wayne Bly of Smithville, Kevin Matthew (Elizabeth) Bly of Alexandria; stepson, Samuel Jackson Forrester of Carthage; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; brother, Ricky Bly of Liberty; sister, Shirley (David) Ray of Alexandria; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown with Spencer Anderson and William Phillips officiating. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Thursday. Interment at the Bates Cemetery. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Keller Alexander Knowles

Mar 5 2014

18 year old Keller Alexander Knowles of Cookeville passed away Monday at his residence. He was born January 27, 1996 to his Mother, Penelope "Penny" Lynn Knowles. Keller is survived by his Grandfather and Step-Grandmother, Jack and Darlene Knowles of Baxter; 2 Uncles, Carl (Karen) Knowles of Baxter and Anthony (Mitzi) Knowles of Knoxville. Joint Funeral Services with his Mom, Penny, will be conducted 11:AM Thursday, at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bobby Thomason officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 5:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Penelope "Penny" Lynn Knowles

Mar 5 2014

52 year old Penelope "Penny" Lynn Knowles of Cookeville passed away Monday, March at her residence. Penny was born May 22, 1961 to her parents Jack Wendell Knowles and the late Sandra Sue White Knowles. Penny had 1 Son, Keller Alexander Knowles, who is deceased. She is survived by her Father and Step-Mother, Jack and Darlene Knowles of Baxter; 2 Brothers, Carl (Karen) Knowles of Baxter and Anthony (Mitzi) Knowles of Knoxville. Joint Funeral Services with her son Keller will be held 11:AM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bobby Thomason officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday 5:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Donna Jean Mann

Mar 3 2014

76 year old Donna Jean Mann of Mount Juliet died Friday at St. Thomas West in Nashville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Wirton West Virginia. The family has chosen direct cremation. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Olive Marquis Lydick and a brother, Donald Charles Lydick. Survivors include her husband, Richard "Dick" Mann, Sr. of Mount Juliet. One son, Richard Mann, Jr. of Smithville. A sister, Carol Ann Amos of Hendersonville and a brother, Ronald H. Lydick of Clemson, South Carolina. Several nieces and nephews all survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. No visitation or services will be held at the funeral home.

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