Obituaries

Earl Adcock

Jul 4 2014

79 year old Earl Adcock of Smithville, passed away Thursday night, July 3, 2014 at his residence. Earl was born October 23, 1934 to his parents, the late Obie and Effie Adcock. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Adcock and Son-in-law, Steve Turner. Bro. Earl was a longtime Minister, member of the Missionary Baptist Church, Owner of Triple A Photography, National Guard Veteran and one of the first DeKalb County Volunteer Firemen. He is survived by his wife of 59 yrs. Jo Doris Adcock of Smithville; 2 children, Sharon Turner and Kevin (Judy) Adcock both of Smithville; 4 grandchildren, Stephanie Turner, Corey Turner, Preston Adcock and Rachel Adcock; 2 great-grandchildren, Baylee and Ashley Phillips; sister, Orthana Young of Smithville; 4 nephews, Larry and Douglas Adcock, Glen and Tim Young. Graveside services and interment will be 1:00 PM Saturday, July 5, 2014 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Larry Green officiating. There will be no visitation or services at the funeral home, family and friends will assemble at the cemetery for the 1:00 PM Graveside service. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to either the DeKalb Animal Coalition or to Lighthouse Christian Camp, in memory of Bro. Earl. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth Bly Dodd

Jul 3 2014

80 year old Kenneth Bly Dodd of Smithville died Tuesday evening, July 1, 2014 at NHC Health Care in Smithville. Born in Wilson County he was the son of the late George O. Dodd, Sr. and Clemmie Bly Dodd and was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie Owen; brothers, Joe and Robert Dodd and a stepson, Jimmy Wade Thomason. Kenneth was a manufacturing supervisor and a US Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Morris Dodd of Smithville; special stepsons, Paul (Brenda) Green and Bobby (Sandra) Green and children LaDonna and Rodney of Kentucky; stepdaughters, Carolyn Farrar of Murfreesboro, Gail Thomason of Smyrna, Janey (Larry) Dickens of Smithville; grandchildren, Scott Mitchel and his daughter, Amy and Troy Davis; numerous great and great great grandchildren; brother, Junior (Frances) Dodd of Alexandria; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will at 1 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Green, Bro. Jimmy Atnip and Charlie Morris officiating. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. till service time on Friday. Interment at Wilson Co. Memorial Park in Lebanon. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or the Humane Association.

Genelle Dodd

Jul 2 2014

87 year old Genelle Dodd of Crossville died Tuesday at Cumberland House in Crossville. She was a retired Medical Technologist from Murfreesboro Medical Center. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Dodd; parents, Dewey and Macon Dale Martin; a brother, William Martin; and two sisters, Estelle Baker and Lavelle Smith. Survivors include two children, David Dodd and Judy and Randy York all of Crossville. Two grandchildren, Jonathan David York of Cincinnati and Anna Rachel York of Washington, D.C. Two brothers, Charles and Helen Martin of Indiana and Royce and Judy Martin of Dowelltown. Two sisters, Marie Stephens of Chattanooga and Helen and Paul Swan of Knoxville and several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Salem Cemetery or Hospice of Cumberland County, in lieu of flowers.

Charlie Roscoe Phann

Jul 2 2014

67 year old Charlie Roscoe Phann of Smithville died Tuesday at his residence. He was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and a retired construction worker. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harling and Gnlia Phann and four brothers, James, Bea, Grover, and Winters Phann. Survivors include two sisters, Glenda Dawes of Smithville and Verbie Harris of Baxter; caretaker, Rosie Young of Smithville and ex-wife, Judy Phann of Livingston. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Lorena Mae Collier

Jul 1 2014

53 year old Lorena Mae Collier of Smithville died Monday evening at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. She was disabled and a former factory worker. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. Dan Gulley and Larry Henry will officiate. Burial will be in the Old Philadelphia Cemetery in White County. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 2 from 3-8 p.m. and Thursday, July 3 from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday, July 7 from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. at the Smithville Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her father, Loye Craddock and a brother, Carl Craddock. Survivors include her husband, John Collier of Smithville. Two children, Marlena Quick of Franklin and Regena and husband Randy Pedigo of Smithville. Her mother, Hassie Craddock of Smithville and a sister, Judy McBride of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Larry Norman Cantrell

Jun 30 2014

65 year old Larry Norman Cantrell of Dowelltown died Sunday at his residence. He was a U.S. Military veteran having served in the Marines and National Guard. He made a career in the military and was a 1st Sergeant at the Cookeville National Guard. Cantrell was also a Baptist. The funeral will be Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Jay Watson will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 4:00 p.m. Cantrell was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Potter Cantrell and a brother, Bruce Cantrell. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Evelyn Tittle Cantrell of Dowelltown. Three sons, Brett and wife Vanessa Cantrell of Memphis, and Bruce and Logan Cantrell both of Smithville. Three daughters, Heather and husband Brandon Thompson of Nolensville, Angelia Moore, and Tiffany Audas both Smithville. Five grandchildren, Destiny Pack and Izzak Moore both of Smithville, McKenley Cantrell of Memphis, Wyatt Thompson of Nolensville, and Ronald Flanigan of Smithville. Mother, Josephine Cantrell of Smithville. One brother, Gary Cantrell of St. Louis. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Mae Young Carter

Jun 27 2014

81 year old Dorothy Mae Young Carter died at her home on June 26, 2014. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Willie C. Young and Ruthie Gilley Young. She was a lifelong resident of the Short Mtn. Community in Cannon Co. Dot was a charter member of the New Short. Mtn. Methodist Church. She retired from MagneTek Century Electric in 1993 and began mowing yards all over Cannon County which she done for the next 15 years. She will be remembered by her Ford pickup pulling a trailer with John Deere lawnmowers and her “cap” that she always wore.

She is survived by her son: Eddie (Debi) Youngblood and her daughter, Vickie Youngblood Griffith both of the Sht. Mtn. Community; Grandchildren: Mark (Laurie) Youngblood, Marty (Cheryl) Youngblood, Matt Youngblood, Amanda (Josh) Thomas and Ashley (Devin) Young; Great Grandchildren: Cason, Daylen, Kaylee, Hattie, Peyton and Camden; Step-Granddaughter: Amber (Keith) Boehman; Step Great grandson: Brent Boehman; Special Son: James “Cookie” Cook and Caregiver: Lisa Miller Andrews.

Funeral Services will be 2 pm Sunday, June 29, 2014 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Rev. Don Spencer officiating. Interment will follow in the Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM Sat., 06/28/14 and Sun., 06/29 from 10 am until time of service.

Benjamin Clifton Poss

Jun 26 2014

82 year old Benjamin Clifton Poss of Madison died Wednesday at Skyline Medical Center. He was an avid fisherman, Atlanta Braves and University of Tennessee fan. He was also a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Poss was a member of the Mount View The Baptist Church and he was retired from the Nashville Electric Service. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dwight Knowles and Dennis Woods will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with military and fire department honors. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. Poss was preceded in death by his parents, David Everett and Wilma Taylor Poss; brothers, William Herbert Poss, Joe Ben Poss, and Mason Poss. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Peggy Joyce Bates Poss; sons, Danny and wife Pamela Poss, Terry and wife Jill Poss, and Teddy Poss; daughter, Donna and husband Mark Brooks; sisters, Reba Knowles and Wanda Dickens; brothers, Dean Poss and Glynn Poss; grandchildren, Justin and wife Jessica Poss, Jillian and husband Dennis Tollison, Brittany and husband Courtney Cagle, Ashleigh and husband Austin Hines, Benjamin Brooks, Halleigh Poss, Taylor Poss, and Zachary Poss; great grandchildren, Brileigh Poss, Braxton Poss, Mason Poss, and Carter Tollison; four legged child, Smokey; special care giver, Cindy Gabbert; and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations in memory of Mr. Poss may be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.

Roberta T. Ellis

Jun 23 2014

91 year old Roberta T. Ellis of Dowelltown died Sunday morning at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a homemaker, retired factory worker, and a long time member of the Snow Hill 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 Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Lee Ellis; parents, William Charlie and Emma Florence Robinson Turner; four sisters, Ola Walls, Lucille Paschal, Charlie Mai Young, and Sula Turner; and five brothers, Lemmie, Frank, Clyde, Erby, and Carl Turner. Survivors include a daughter, Dora Fay Turner of Dowelltown. Three grandchildren, Jonathan Turner of Nashville, Jennifer and husband Rich Wisthuff of Hermitage, and Jamie Turner of Dowelltown. One great grandchild, Emma Catherine Wisthuff of Hermitage. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Odell Bly

Jun 19 2014

37 year old Michael Odell Bly of Murfreesboro, died Monday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Born in Smithville, he was preceded in death by his mother, Judy Ann Thompson Bly. Michael is survived by a daughter, Ashley Bly of Murfreesboro; father and stepmother, Ricky and Marlene Bly of Liberty; sisters, Mary (Justin) Lohorn and Stephanie (Kenny Murphy) Bly both of Smithville; brothers, Brian (Kayla) Bly and Steven (Cristy Reeder) Bly both of Smithville; grandmother, Willa Dean Turner of Smithville. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Visitation will be on Sunday from 10 a.m. till service time. Interment will be at Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria.

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