Obituaries

Lillian Stanley Taylor

May 21 2016

Lillian Stanley Taylor age 81 of Liberty, passed away Thursday night at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER of an extended illness. She was born September 4, 1934 to her parents, the late Bill and Bertie Mae Tramel Stanley. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 son, Leonard Johnson; 1 brother, Willie Stanley; 1 sister, Georgia Frazier; 1 half-sister, Jessie Mae Bain and 1 half-brother, Hiram Stanley. She was a nursery worker, farmer and was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Bobby Taylor of Liberty; 3 grandchildren, Brad Johnson and Debra Johnson both of McMinnville and Melissa Johnson of Cookeville; 3 great-grandchildren, Dylan Johnson, Dustin Johnson and Peyton Johnson; 1 sister, Dixie Sweeten of Smithville and 1 brother, Wayne Stanley of Kitrell; several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside services and interment will be 4:PM Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Gunter-Grizzle Cemetery with Bro. Charlie Lawson officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 12 Noon until 3:30 at which time Mrs. Taylor will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Woodrow Wilson Pack

May 20 2016

88 year old Woodrow Wilson Pack of Smithville died early Friday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a member of the Smithville Nazarene Church and a retired maintenance worker with Texas Boot. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Trent Colwell and Shane Smith will officiate and burial will be in the Bonham Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his wife. Georgia Lee Pack and parents, Thomas Jefferson and Mary Frances Driver Pack. He is survived by a son, Jerry and Jeanie Pack of McMinnville. Four daughters, Janie and Alton Bundy of Woodbury, Brenda and Jim Shields, Leann and Jerry Waggoner all of Smithville, and Shannon and Mike Adamson of McMinnville. Eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and special family friend and caregiver, Pat Sanders of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has asked that donations please be made to Smithville Nazarene Church or Bonham Cemetery.

Cerese Ellis Lockhart

May 19 2016

Ms. Cerese Ellis Lockhart age 95 of Florida, and a native of DeKalb County, passed away Sunday, May 15. Ms. Lockhart is survived by 1 son, Ron and Linda Lockhart; 1 daughter in law, Kay Lockhart; grandchildren, Bobby, Jim, Julie and Bill; multiple great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and their families also survive. Graveside services will be conducted Friday at 2:PM, May 20, 2016 at the Jefferson Cemetery with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. There will be visitation with the family from 12:PM until 1:30PM Friday at the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Garry Mullican

May 16 2016

73 year old Garry Mullican of the Possum Hollow Community died Monday at NHC of Smithville. He was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and a machine operator for TRW. The funeral will be Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. at the Dry Creek Baptist Church. Donald Owens and Kenneth Tramel will officiate and burial will be in the Snow Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at Dry Creek Baptist Church. Mullican was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Alvie and Fannie Elizabeth Tramel Mullican. Survivors include his wife, Betty Mullican of Dowelltown. A son, Donald and Cynthia Mullican of Lebanon. Two grandchildren, Jonathan and Matthew Mullican of Lebanon. Uncles and aunts, Buford and Hazel Mullican of Smithville and Glosten and Florine Mullican of Nashville. Several cousins and friends survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

James Clayton Adcock

May 16 2016

James Clayton Adcock age 92 of the Belk Community was born January 6, 1924 and passed away Monday morning, May 16, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. Mr. Clayton was a member of the Keltonburg Church of Christ, retired carpenter and a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Clayton was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Callie Bain Adcock; daughter, Donna C. Phillips; brothers, J.B. Adcock, Eston Adcock, Eldon Adcock, Wilburn Adcock; sisters, Myrtle McCormick, Willow Rybeka, Jewell Jones, Shrily Adcock. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Green Adcock of Smithville; sons, Phillip (Carolyn) Adcock and Wayne (Brenda) Adcock both of Smithville; daughters, Carol (Eddie) Green of Smithville, Jane (Don) Crouch of McMinnville, Peggy Shuster of Murfreesboro, Elaine (Trey) Axum of Woodbury; sisters, Virginia Daniels, Betty J. Jones and Mildred Johnson all of Smithville; son-in-law, Barry Phillips of Hermitage; 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; devoted caregivers, Brenda Crook and Shirley Turner. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Keltonburg Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 12 Noon until 8:PM and Wednesday 10AM until the time of the service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

J. Eldon "Corkey" Harvey

May 16 2016

J. Eldon "Corkey" Harvey age 82 of Watertown, died Sunday morning at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. Born July 31, 1933 at Statesville, he was the son of the late Jack Harvey and Montie Word Harvey and was preceded in death by his sister, Nellie Mai Johnson. Corkey was a 29 yr. employee of the Lebanon Woolen Mills and spent 24 yrs. with Nave Funeral Home and 15 yrs. with Hunter Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Mallie Martin Harvey of Watertown; nieces and nephews, Shirley Johnson, Brenda Whitehead and husband, John, Harold Ray Johnson and wife, Linda all of Watertown and Tammie Martin Burger and husband, Anthony of Smithville; great nieces and nephews, Scott Whitehead, Josh (Anna) Whitehead, Tara (Landon) Hewitt, Kaye Harman, Austin (Andrea) Johnson, Alex (Daphne) Johnson, Nancy Burger, Nicole (Brandon) Gay; several great great nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Edward Martin of Smithville and "adopted daughter", Brenda Fogus Adams and her husband, John and son, Jim Greer III of Lebanon. Funeral services 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Steffee officiating. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. till service time on Wednesday. Pallbearers, Scott and Josh Whitehead, Austin and Alex Johnson, Jack and Will Hunter, John Adams, Jim Greer. Honorary, Jerry Wayne and Freida Johnson, Paul and Jean Neal, Joe Don Parkerson, John Whitehead, Anthony Burger. Interment at Salem Cemetery, Liberty, TN.

Johnny "J.E." Johnson, Sr.

May 16 2016

86 year old Johnny "J.E." Johnson, Sr. of Smithville died Monday at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a member of Pomeroy Chapel. The funeral will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bryan Jones will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until the time of the service at 10 a.m. He was preceded in death by his wife, Childus Wright Johnson; parents, Joe and Myrtle Pedigo Johnson; and two brothers, Glen Johnson and Cecil Johnson. Survivors include three children, Edith McReynolds of Woodbury, Johnny Johnson, Jr. and Cindy of Spring Hill, Nathan Johnson and Tara of Murfreesboro. Nine grandchildren, Heather McReynolds of Birmingham, Alabama; Kayla McReynolds of Woodbury; Marshall McReynolds of Woodbury; Garrett McReynolds of Woodbury; Kristen McReynolds of Woodbury, Erin McReynolds of Woodbury, Asia Bailey of Murfreesboro, Kevin Bailey of Murfreesboro, and Mia Ledbetter of Murfreesboro. Two sisters, Winnie and Bill Petty of Smithville and Rose Bratcher of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jean Alford

May 15 2016

Jean Alford age 85 of Manchester passed away Saturday morning, May 14, 2016 at her residence. She was born September 29, 1930 in DeKalb County to her parents, the late John Robert and Bonnie Martin Johnson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 sisters, Ella Murphy, Ova Mathis, Jessie Bauman, Lucille Brandon, Susie Farris; 6 brothers, John Estes, Samuel Estes, Robert Estes, Bill Estes, Frank Estes and Jewell Lawson; son-in-law, John Wesley Alford. Ms. Jean was a Pentecostal and a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Leonard Alford of Manchester; 1 son, John Robert Alford of Manchester; 2 daughters, Bonnie Alford (Jerry Freeze) of Manchester, Linda Meyers Alford of Smithville; 3 sisters, Pattie Johnson and Christine Murphy both of Liberty, Eula (Robert) Presley of McMinnville; 1 brother, Toy (Faye) Lawson of Liberty; many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Monday, May 16, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wallace Caldwell officiating and burial to follow in the Welker Cemetery in Manchester. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 2:PM until 8:PM and Monday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Patty Jean Brown

May 14 2016

74 year old Patty Jean Brown of McMinnville died Saturday at River Park Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bybee Chapel United Methodist Church. The funeral will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Homer and Sallie Mable Hendrixson Brown. Survivors include a brother, Billy Brown of Rock Island and several cousins, friends, and church family. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Wilma Thweatt Judkins

May 14 2016
Wilma Thweatt Judkins

Wilma Thweatt Judkins age 83 of the Keltonburg Community passed away Friday evening, May 13, 2016 at her residence. Ms. Wilma was born July 20, 1932 to her parents, the late Herman Eldridge and Hallie Mae Adcock Thweatt. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Judkins; 6 sisters, Stella Young, Martha Gribble, Eldridge Thweatt, Betty Judkins, Lodean Ferguson and Lula Booth; 1 brother, Jesse Thweatt. She was a homemaker and attended the Keltonburg United Methodist Church. Survivors include her 2 daughters, Phyllis (Gary) Good and Donna Parsley both of Smithville. 3 grandchildren, Jack (Beth) Good, Abby (Craig) Watson, Daniel Parsley (Angelica Terrazas); 2 great-grandchildren, Laura Good and Matthew Agee; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Sunday, May 15, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Mike Neal, Bro. Michael Hale and Abby Watson officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 2:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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