Obituaries

Angel Ferrell

Aug 22 2017
Angel Ferrell

46 year old Angel Ferrell of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a Baptist. The family has chosen direct cremation. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nellie Brown Mathis; a son, Billy Ferrell; a sister, Tammy Mathis; and grandmother, Pat Stanley Mears. Survivors include two sons, Lee Allen Ferrell of Warren County and Jessie Glenn Ferrell of Smithville. One granddaughter, Destiny Cheyenne Keys of Smithville. Father, Robert Lee and Annie Mathis of Woodbury. One brother, Darrell and Casey Mathis of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Douglas Ferrell

Aug 22 2017
Douglas Ferrell

51 year old Douglas Ferrell of Smithville died Saturday at his residence. He was a Baptist. The family has chosen direct cremation. He was preceded in death by his father, Billy John Ferrell; a son, Billy Ferrell; and an uncle Wheeler Ferrell. Survivors include two sons, Lee Allen Ferrell of Warren County and Jessie Glenn Ferrell of Smithville. One granddaughter, Destiny Cheyenne Keys of Smithville. Mother, Louise Murphy Taylor of Smithville. Three brothers, Glenn and Louise Ferrell of Smithville, David Taylor of Smithville, and Ben Taylor of McMinnville. One sister, Joyce and Tom Mosley Taylor of Spencer. One uncle, Hilton and Marie Ferrell of Woodbury. Special cousin, Tiffany Miller of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Edward Hale

Aug 22 2017
James Edward Hale

Mr. James Edward Hale age 87 of Dowelltown passed away Monday evening, August 21, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Hendersonville. He was born February 18, 1930 to his parents, the late Marion and Beulah Herman Hale. He was a construction worker, farmer, a US Army veteran having served in Korea and a member of Fuller's Chapel United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Frances Hale. Funeral services will be held 1:PM Thursday August 24, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Sam Ordung officiating and burial to follow in the Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday 11 AM until 9:PM and Thursday 10 AM until the time of service at 1 PM. Survivors include 1 Son: Randy (Trina) Hale of Goodletsville; 2 Grandchildren: Christina and Vanessa Hale. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wilodean "Mama Dean" Turner

Aug 21 2017
Wilodean "Mama Dean" Turner

Wilodean "Mama Dean" Turner age 80 of Smithville, passed away Saturday morning, August 19, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Sparta. She was born January 8, 1937 to her parents, the late Calvin and Vergie Hubbard Blair. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Judy Thomason; grandson, Michael Bly; brother, Eugene Blair and sister, Brenda Colgan. She was a member of In Christ United Church and a retired factory worker, having worked at Texas Boot and Genesco. Mama Dean is survived by 1 daughter, Rita (Richard) Franklin of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Chris (Jamie) Franklin, Stacey Robinson (Jeremy Bilbrey), Stephanie (Kenny) Murphy, Steven (Christy) Bly and Brian (Kayla) Bly; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; 1 brother, Paul (Gail) Blair of Smithville; 4 nieces and nephews, and special friend, Glenda Stanley. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Wednesday, August 23 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Richard Franklin officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Tuesday 10 AM until 8 PM and Wednesday 9 AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. 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.

Joseph Michael-Ray Johnson

Aug 19 2017

Joseph Michael-Ray Johnson, the newborn son of Jason and Kristina Biggs Johnson of Carthage, was stillborn Wednesday at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. The funeral will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from noon until the service at 4 p.m. The baby was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sherry Creasy and aunt, Christa Farmer. In addition to the parents, the child is survived by a sister, Sahara Marie Johnson and grandfather, Michael Johnson of Carthage. Grandparents, Debbie and Dennis Biggs of Hendersonville and Tracey and Paul Szymanski of Maryland. Six aunts and uncles, Sierra and Savannah Szymanski of Maryland, Joshua and Ashley Johnson of Crossville, and Rachel and Carlos Landaverde of Madison along with a host of cousins. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Steven K. Cantrell

Aug 17 2017
Steven K. Cantrell

53 year old Steven K. Cantrell of Smithville passed away Wednesday. He was a Baptist, production worker, and former DCHS teacher. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Hill will officiate and burial will follow in the Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, B.L. and Eva Cantrell and a brother, Kevin Cantrell. Survivors include a niece, Leslie and husband Joe Bounds and great nephews, Tyler and Brantley Bounds all of Partlow, Virginia. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the DeKalb County 4-H Club.

Brian Dewayne Thomason

Aug 15 2017
Brian Dewayne Thomason

Brian Dewayne Thomason age 29 of Smithville, passed away Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born November 24, 1987 to his parents, T.D. and Sharon Armour Thomason. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jessie Armour, James Thomason and Cleston Knowles. He was a handyman and worked at Kwik-N-Ezzy. Brian is survived by 3 children, Angel Rutland and Jayden Anderson both of Smithville and Kasin Hicks of Manchester; step-children, Aleea Kalmar and Jamey Bradshaw both of Smithville; mother, Sharon Thomason of Smithville; father, T.D. Thomason of Smithville; 2 sisters, Charity Thomason and Brandy Thomason both of Smithville; 2 brothers, Michael Thomason and Markus Mijka both of Smithville; grandmothers, Rose Knowles and Connie Armour both of Smithville; Fiancé, Tamara Lloyd of Smithville; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1 PM Friday, August 18, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in Petty Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11:AM until 8 PM and Friday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1 PM. 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.

Jamie Edward Carroll

Aug 15 2017
Jamie Edward Carroll

Jamie Edward Carroll age 38 of Smithville passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from injuries received as a pedestrian on July 17 on Highway 56 in Smithville. He was born June 6, 1979 to his parents, James Edward and Frankie Elaine Farris Carroll. He was self-employed. Survivors include 3 daughters, Katelyn Walz, Carrie Carroll and Haley Carroll all of Smithville; grandmother, Frankie D. Carroll of Smithville; 1 sister, Candice Carroll of Smithville; aunt, Angela Carroll of Smithville. uncle, Steve Carroll of Smithville; several other extended family members and friends. The family has honored Jamie's request to be cremated and there will be a Memorial Service 1 PM, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be on Tuesday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 1 PM. 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.

Glynn Allen Poss

Aug 15 2017
Glynn Allen Poss

73 year old Glynn Allen Poss of Smithville passed away Tuesday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. He was a Baptist and retired from Kingston Timers. The funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service time at 1 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, David Everett and Wilma Catherine Taylor Poss and four brothers, Clifton, Mason, William, and Joe Ben Poss. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, John Ann Poss of Smithville. One daughter, Rita and Doug Haston of Smithville. One son, Darrell Poss of Smithville. One granddaughter, Jessica and Pete Taylor of Smithville. Two grandsons, Cody Poss and his fiancé Kayla Melton of Woodbury and Logan Poss of Smithville. Three great grandchildren, Aiden Taylor, Adelann Taylor, and Baylor Poss. One brother, Dean Poss of Smithville. Two sisters, Reba Knowles of Smithville and Wanda Dickens of Hendersonville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. View Baptist Church Building Fund.

Janice Parsley

Aug 13 2017
Janice Parsley

68 year old Janice Parsley of Smithville passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Webb House in Smithville. Mrs. Parsley was a retired DeKalb County school teacher, and attended the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Janice was preceded in death by her parents Floyd Lee, and Zelma Miller Foster. Survivors include her husband of 50 years Bill Parsley of Greenville, and formerly of Smithville. One son and daughter- in-law B.K. and Kim Parsley of Greenville Tn.. Two grandchildren Hank and Brooke Parsley of Greenville. Two sisters Judy and John Alsup, and Sharon and Lloyd Anderson all of Smithville. Two nephews John Miller Alsup of Smithville and Jacob Alsup of Murfreesboro. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday Aug 15th at 11:00 A.M. at the chapel of Love Cantrell Funeral Home. The family has chosen direct cremation. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 pm, and Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. until the service time at 11:00 A.M. In addition to flowers donations can be made to Justin Potter Library or to the DeKalb County Animal Coalition. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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