Obituaries

Joy Cook Bennett

Mar 21 2014

50 year old Joy Cook Bennett of Dowelltown died Friday morning at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville of an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Robert Larry Cook and Rita Cubbins Duke. In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by an aunt, Shelby Ann Jennings. Joy was a member of the Indian Creek Baptist Church and worked in home health and was a former manager of Rite Aid. She is survived by 2 children, Victoria Bennett and Lance and his wife, Emmaly Bennett all of Dowelltown; 1 grandson, Slade Bennett; mother and step-father, Rita and Jewell Duke of Dowelltown; step-brother, Randall (Vickey) Duke of Smithville; aunts, Sandra (Rick) Widener of Smithville, Faye Chaffin of Nashville and Nancy (Tommy) Barber of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Sunday, March 23, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Kenneth Clayton officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday 1:PM until 9:PM and Sunday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM.

Jack Judkins

Mar 19 2014

86 year old Jack Judkins of McMinnville died Tuesday evening at NHC Healthcare in McMinnville. He was the son of the late Brown Judkins and Kate Judkins Young. He was a farmer and a member of Gath Baptist Church. He was a WWII US Navy Veteran. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife JoNell Judkins; brother: Jerry Judkins. Survivors include daughter Jackie Ray of Smithville; 4 Nieces: Vicky (Stephen) White of Murfreesboro, Carol (Morris) Hobbs of McMinnville, Connie (Tooter) Bell of McMinnville and Rene (Michael) Henderson of Texas; Sisters-in-law: Dean Cathcart of Dowelltown and Jean Judkins of Morrison; Special Friends: Linda Holder, Patsy (Ronnie) Greene, Joe Underwood and Eddie Murphy. A Graveside service will be held 11:AM Thursday March 20, 2014 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Donations can be made to Whorton Springs Cemetery Fund or Meals on Wheels in memory of Mr. Jack Judkins. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Janice E. Cantrell Martin

Mar 18 2014

67 year old Janice Elaine Cantrell Martin of Smithville died Monday at the DeKalb Community Hospital ER. She was the daughter of the late John Lee and Ona Young Cantrell. She was a Homemaker and attended Temple Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 3 Sisters: Nancy Humphreys, Carmine Poss, Nell Fly; 6 Brothers: Jay, Joe, Morgan, Thaniel, Jewel and Prentice Cantrell. Survivors include her husband Johnnie H. Martin of Smithville; 4 Children: Carrie Hale of Smithville, Brandon Cantrell of Smyrna, Brandy White of Doyle and Vanessa Cunningham of Tullahoma; Grandchildren: Elanna Hale, Bonnie Hale, Tyler Hale, Jonathan White, Alyssa White and Layla Cunningham; Sisters: Hilda (Floyd) Corley of Tullahoma, Joan Harrelson of Lebanon; Brothers: John (Nell) Cantrell of McMinnville, Elmus (Gladys) Cantrell, McClure (Pam) Cantrell, Lewis (Wanda) Cantrell and Doyce Cantrell all of Smithville; Brother-in-law: Joe Fly of Nashville; Sisters-in-law: Frances Cantrell of Gallatin and Wilma Cantrell of Smithville. Funeral Services will be held 2:PM Thursday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Shannon Cantrell officiating and burial in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 10:AM until 9:PM and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:PM

Gabriel Allen Reynolds

Mar 17 2014

Gabriel Allen Reynolds, the 54 day old son of Allen Wayne and Misti Dawn Reynolds of Liberty, died Sunday at Centennial Medical Center. The family are members of the Faith Family Church in Cookeville. A graveside service will be at noon Wednesday at Salem Cemetery. The baby was preceded in death by his grandfather, Johnnie Little and uncles, Bob Little and Adam Reynolds. In addition to the parents, the infant is survived by sisters. Kimberlee and Corey Bowman of San Diego, California, Bethanie Dockum of Cookeville, and Hollie and Darrin Baker of Spencer. Grandparents, Patty Little Ritz of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Howard Jr. and Freida Reynolds of Liberty. Aunts, Norma Jean and husband Hoosier Godwin of Arkansas, Sharon Ray, Janie Lane, and Jeanie Roles all of Missouri. Uncles, Chris Reynolds of Liberty, Steve Ray of Tennessee, and Mike Ray, Timmy Little, and David Little all of Missouri. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements.

Jewel Brown "J. B." George

Mar 17 2014

70 year old Jewel Brown "J. B." George died on Wednesday after an extended illness. He was born in Murfreesboro. His parents were the late Henry George and Lola Johnson George. Also preceding him in death are a daughter, Ella George; a grandson, Joshua Maynard; seven brothers, Henry George, Jr., Thomas Edward George, William George, Clifton Ray George, Marvin George, Tony Leon George and Jerry Nelson George; six sisters, Vivian Thomason, Estelle Brown, Margaret George, Rita Irene Jackson, Marjorie Fisher and Vennie Luke.

He is survived by three daughters, Lola (Gary) Utt of Mansfield, OH, Barbara (Rainer) Schaefer of Germany and April (Reese) Remy of Brunswick, GA; one brother, Tommy (Dorothy) George of Smithville, TN; ten grandchildren, ; two great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. George grew up in the Mt. Pisgah community in DeKalb County. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army serving as a mess sargent. The majority of his time in the Army was spent stationed in Germany. He enjoyed his time in the military and was proud of his service. Mr. George was a member of the Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home in Woodbury on Saturday from 12-2 PM. Memorial services will follow in the Smith Funeral Home chapel. Wayne George will officiate. Burial will follow in the Banks Cemetery, DeKalb County. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337

Terry Walker Trapp

Mar 15 2014

64 year old Terry Walker Trapp of Smithville died Friday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a 32nd Degree Mason (Past Master) and a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. Trapp was also a retired Respiratory Therapist at Cookeville Regional Medical Center and a former police officer for the City of Smithville. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Mark Bass and Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. Trapp was preceded in death by his parents, James "Pig" and Ethel "Dean" Mae Stoots Trapp. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Trapp of Smithville. One daughter, Hayley and husband Jonathon Culwell of Smithville. Two grandchildren, Hannah and Noah Culwell of Smithville. Two step children, Tommy and wife JoErin Perkins and Jessica P. and husband Justin Elliott all of Louisiana. Three step grandchildren, Avalynn Perkins, Shelby, and Jett Elliott all of Louisiana. Mother of his daughter, Maxine Trapp of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Justin Potter Library Genealogy Fund or a church or charity of your choice.

Phillip Mason "PM" Clayton

Mar 14 2014

61 year old Phillip Mason "PM" Clayton of Smithville died Friday morning at his residence. He was a Methodist and a retired factory worker. The funeral will be Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in the Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Clayton. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Taylor Clayton of Smithville. Two sons, Scott and Nicole Clayton of Cookeville and Ryan and Magen Clayton of Milton. One daughter, Chrissy Clayton Means of Cookeville. Mother, Jean Clayton of Dowelltown. Three grandchildren, Kaleb and Seth Clayton, and Addyson Means all of Cookeville. One brother, Ronald and Cathy Clayton of Smithville. Two sisters, Susan and Darry Driver of Dowelltown and Lucinda and Richard Carter of Temperance Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses.

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.

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