Obituaries

Betty Gunter

Mar 12 2016

Betty Gunter age 79 of Joelton, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Gene Gunter. She leaves behind 2 daughters, Kathy (Dr. John) Carpenter and Karen (Jerry) Rollins, who feel it was a privilege to have her as their mother; 3 grandchildren, Michael (Kim) Rollins, Brian (Megan) Carpenter and Brooke Carpenter; 6 great-grandchildren, Wesley, Abbie, Jodi, Joshua, Hannah and Collin. Funeral services will be conducted 11AM Monday, March 14, 2016 at Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton with Pastor Deeanna Wall officiating, burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park in Nashville with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be Saturday 11AM until 8PM, Sunday 1PM until 8PM and Monday 9AM until the time of the service at 11AM. Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton is in charge of the arrangements. This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

Earl Ray Gassaway

Mar 11 2016

Earl Ray Gassaway age 80 of Smithville, TN passed away suddenly March 1, 2016. He was born in Woodbury, TN on October 31, 1935 to his parents the late Walter Gray and Dessie Brown Higgins Gassaway. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Robert White, Tom Milton and Kenneth Gray Gassaway and 1 sister, Leatrice Brewington. Earl served in the U.S. Army with the 5th Evacuation Hospital from July 1958 to April 1960. He retired with the rank of Private First Class. He was retired from Wheaton Industries in Millville, N.J. in 1983 after 23 years as an electrical motor repairman. Earl attended Central High School in Woodbury, TN and graduated from Delaware School of Barbering in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a registered barber with the state of New Jersey and also a first class electrician. Earl was Past Master of Salome Lodge #145 F&AM in Cedarville, NJ and a member of Liberty Lodge #77 F&AM in Smithville. Gassaway was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church. He had also sung and played in a bluegrass band. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Billie Gassaway of Smithville; 1 sister, Winnie Evelyn Worley of Pitman, NJ; several nieces, nephews and cousins; very special caregivers, Diane Hardin, Martha Fults, Shela Montgomery, Jennifer Nichols, Hope Thomas, Christine Bain and Sherry Brannon. Special mention and appreciation to the DeKalb County Emergency Medical Services. The Gassaway Family has chosen direct cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, The Shriner Hospital for Children or the American Cancer Society. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

LaMurle Jarrett Nichols

Mar 8 2016

LaMurle Jarrett Nichols age 87 of Smithville passed away Monday night, March 7th at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was formally a book keeper & a homemaker. Ms. Nichols was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11am at the Smithville Church of Christ. Burial & graveside services will be at Ridgecrest Cemetery in Jackson, TN at 3pm on Friday following the services. Visitation with the family will be Friday morning from 9:30am until service time at 11am.

She is preceded in death by 1st Husband, Hollis Dawson Parker (father of Mimi & Lynn) & 2nd Husband, Glen Nichols Sr. (father of Glen Jr. & Sharron). Parents, Hugh & Clusta E. McAuley Jarrett. Survivors include 2 daughters, Mimi Parker Bowling of Mt. Juliet, TN & Lynn Parker Fann of North Richland Hills, TX. 2 step children, Glen Jr. & wife Margaret Nichols of Smithville & Sharron & husband Dale Beatty of Smithville. 9 grandchildren & 14 great grandchildren. 2 sisters, Frances & husband Dewitt Harbor of Temperance Hall & Hulene Pate of Memphis, TN. Several nieces & nephews also survive.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Pauline Hutchens

Mar 8 2016

Pauline Hutchens age 81 of Smithville, passed away Monday morning, March 7, 2016 at St. Thomas Mid-Town in Nashville. She was born August 3, 1934 to her parents, the late Everett Love and Ida Louise James Hutchens. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 sister, Annie Louise Hutchens and 1 brother, Jerry Hutchings, Sr. Pauline was a Baptist and a restaurant worker. Survivors include 1 son, Paul (Alice) Hutchens of Smithville; 4 grandchildren, Ashley Mooneyham (Raymond Lippart), Andrew Hutchens, Tiffany (Bobby) Price, and Bridget Hutchens (Rainey Howell); 1 great-grandson, Raymond Dale Lippart, IV; 3 sisters, Dorothy Baines, Mary (Jay) Young, and Loretta Wall all of Smithville; 1 brother, Edward (Janie) Hutchings of Smithville; sister-in-law, Doretta Hutchings of Smithville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Thursday, March 10, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and burial to follow in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation with the Hutchens family will be on Wednesday 11AM until 8PM and Thursday 9AM until the time of the service at 2PM. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, in memory of Pauline. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

David Wayne Roach

Mar 6 2016

David Wayne Roach age 65 of Smithville passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the V.A. Hospital in Nashville. He was born January 19, 1950 to his parents, the late Oscar Alonzo and Marion Yvonne Wright Roach. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, April Patterson; brother, Glendon Roach and sister, Brenda Barnes. David was a U.S. Army Veteran, member of Webb's Chapel United Methodist Church, he was a lay minister and a carpenter. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Pam Roach of Smithville; son, David Nathan (Misty) Roach of Baxter; 7 grandchildren, Emily, Brianna, Chelsea and Allison Roach, Danielle, Justin and Josh Patterson; 1 brother, Donald (Janet) Roach of Panama City, FL; 1 sister, Belinda Kenny of Mobile, AL and mother-in-law, Gail Bishop of Smithville. Celebration of David's life will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Phil Tollett officiating. Interment will be in the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. 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.

Claude Everett Ingram

Mar 6 2016

Claude Everett Ingram age 85 of the Belk Community passed away Sunday morning, March 6, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born September 7, 1930 to his parents, the late Houston J. and Carrie Hurst Ingram. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Ingram, 7 brothers and Sisters. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, attended Fall City Baptist Church and was a retired construction worker. Survivors include 5 children, Gwen (Rick) Notestine of Michigan, Robert (Ginny) Ingram of Murfreesboro, Michael Ingram of Lebanon, Martin Ingram of Carthage and Kelly (Jay) Cantrell of Smithville; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Joey Spicer officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 5:PM until 7:PM and Wednesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Dean Chapman

Mar 5 2016
Dean Chapman

Mrs. Dean Chapman age 77 of the Gassaway Community passed away Friday afternoon, March 4, 2016 at her residence. Dean was born September 5, 1938 to her parents Clyde and Stacey Mayo Preston. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Junior and Ray Preston; 1 sister, Alene Reed. She was a member of the Clear Fork United Methodist Church and was a retired shirt factory worker and a farmer. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Toy B. Chapman of Liberty; 1 daughter, Kathy (Doug) Summers of Liberty; 2 grandsons, Richard Dale Simmons, Jr. and Albert and Abby Summers. 4 great grandchildren, Hailey Summers, Johnna Summers, Kaitlyn Simmons, Emily Simmons; loving friend, Lisa Simmons. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Monday, March 7, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Tommy Davis and Bobby Charles Martin officiating and burial will follow in Gunter Grizzle Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 11AM until 8PM and Monday 9AM until the time of the service at 2PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Brownie Jean Curtis

Mar 4 2016
Brownie Jean Curtis

85 year old Brownie Jean Curtis of Smithville died Thursday night at NHC of Smithville. She was a member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church since 1952. She was also a former Registrar with the DeKalb County Election Commission. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bill Robertson will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until the service time at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Vada Hayes Hendrixson; husband, Will Royce Curtis and a sister, Mattie Jo McGinnis. She is survived by a daughter, Jeana and husband Mike Johnson; two grandsons, Ben Johnson and Nathan and wife Danna Johnson; and two great grandsons, Michael and Alex Johnson all of Lebanon and a sister, Georgie and husband Thomas Cripps of Alexandria. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church or the Lighthouse Christian Camp in memory of Ms. Brownie. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Glenda Fay Estes Felts

Mar 2 2016

A memorial service for 65 year old Glenda Fay Estes Felts will be Saturday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m. with visitation to precede the services from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. The services and visitation are open to the public.

Felts embraced the Light of Christ on the morning of January 14, 2016 after an extended illness. Glenda was a retired beautician, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.

Glenda was preceded in death by her father and mother, Glen Estes and Ana Fay Walker, and her brother Blake Martin. Survivors include: her husband, Harvey Felts; son, Shayne and Natasha Judkins; daughter, Shana Judkins; stepdaughter Melody Felts Anderson and husband Tim; grandchildren, Ally Judkins, Will Judkins, and Lynlee Judkins; step grandchildren, Dakota Dexter and Savanah Dexter; great grandchild, Grayson Johnson; nieces, Christina Kinkin, Amy Ting, Marla Turner, Belinda Lack, and Renee Cantrell.

Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Buford E. Cantrell

Mar 2 2016
Buford E. Cantrell

77 year old Buford E. Cantrell of Nashville died Tuesday at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was retired from Right Mortgage Company. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. and Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mary Elizabeth Luna Cantrell; a sister, Mary Frances Knowles; and brothers, James C. Cantrell and Clarence Cantrell, Jr. Survivors include his wife, Linda Cantrell of North Carolina. A son, David and Michelle Cantrell of Hendersonville. One daughter, Diana Cantrell of North Carolina. Four grandchildren, Dalton, Bailey, Kelton, and Miley Cantrell all of Hendersonville, and a sister, Sue and Cecil Hayes of Chattanooga. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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