Obituaries

Houston Lee Young

May 18 2014

92 year old Houston Lee Young of Hillsdale, Michigan died Saturday in Michigan. He was born August 21, 1921 in New Market, Alabama to his parents, the late John and Oshie Pedigo Young. He was a brother to 7 siblings, and his family moved to Smithville, Tennessee at an early age. Houston enlisted in the United States Army in 1942, after receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1945, he returned home to Smithville, Tennessee. In 1950, Houston married Alpha Cantrell and in 1951, they moved to Detroit, Michigan. He was a career employee at Chrysler Corporation until his retirement. A mechanic at heart, Houston was the neighborhood handy man. He delighted in working on cars, lawnmowers, bikes...... anything mechanical. Houston and Alpha moved to Hillsdale, Michigan where he lived for the past 10 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Alpha Dean Young; Loving father of Doyle Young, Dona (Wallace) Furtado, Rodney (Diane) Young, Rita (Daniel) Woodcock and Jason (Maria) Young; Loving grandfather of Meredith, Wallace Michael, Rene', Bryan, Robin, Jason, Joshua, Jasmine and Sophia; Loving great-grandfather of 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11:AM Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow in Bonham Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of the arrangements

Hipolito Rivera Morales

May 16 2014

70 year old Hipolito Rivera Morales of Smithville passed away at his residence Tuesday May 13, 2014. He was the son of the late Isidro Rivera Banda and Maria Morales. He was a member of the First Baptist Spanish Church. Funeral services will be held 6:PM Friday Night at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and again on Saturday at 1:PM. Visitation with the family will be Friday from 11:AM until time of the service at 6:PM and again on Saturday from 11:AM until time of the service at 1:PM with Bro. Hector Ortega officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Benita Palomo Hernandez; Children: Raul Rivera, Alejandro Rivera, Jose Luis Rivera, Juan Manuel Rivera, Virginia Rivera, Rojelio Rivera, Noe Rivera and Elvia Rivera; Grandchildren: Jesus Raul Rivera, Bill Rivera, Jesus Alejandro Rivera, Jr., Guadalope Rivera, Jasmine Evelia Rivera, Elvia Rivera, Jesica Rivera, Eduardo Rivera, Renata Rivera, Juan Manuel Rivera, Jr., Ricardo Rivera, Cristofer Rivera, Jacob Rivera, Reveca Rivera, Jeniffer Rivera, Nicole Rivera, Maite Rivera, Naiomy Rivera, Fernando Huriel Rivera, Sebastian Rivera, Keila Rivera and Pricsila Rivera.

Susan Lynette Carter

May 14 2014

39 year old Susan Lynette Carter of Dowelltown died Sunday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was born in Detroit, Michigan. A Baptist, she was in sales. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom Stark and Shirley Wall and a sister, Sherry Stark. Survivors include her husband, Brian Carter. Children, Melissa Davies and Xander Sarjardo. A sister, Cindy Stark. A brother, John Stark. Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria is in charge of the arrangements. The family has chosen direct cremation with a memorial service to be held at Indian Creek Baptist Church Saturday May 24 at 1:00pm. Mike Carpenter will officiate.The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Anderson Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Wanda Lou Adcock

May 13 2014

72 year old Wanda Lou Adcock of A.B. Frazier Road died Monday at St. Thomas Midtown. She was a Baptist and a co-owner of Smithville Nursery. The funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. David Mahan and Mike Carpenter will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Flora Hale Simmons; mother-in-law, Mildred Evans; and sister-in-law, Jean Hooper Clendenon. Survivors include her husband, Charlie Dean Adcock. Four children, Eddie and Rita Adcock of Smithville, Teela and Ralph Wise of Dandridge, Dewayne and Missy Adcock of Sugoinsville, and Denenne and Rob Willingham of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, Sandy and Alec Winter of Smithville, David and Shannon Adcock of McMinnville, Courtney Adcock, Evan Adcock, Ethan Adcock, and Jessie Adcock all of Surgoinsville, Terry Wise of Dandridge, and Hannah Willingham of Smithville. Six great grandchildren. Two brothers, Laverne and Otella Simmons of Pikeville and Harold and Juanita Simmons of Pikeville. One sister, Edna and Oliver Cordell of Pikeville. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Whorton Springs Building Fund, the Lighthouse Christian Camp, or to the Nashville Rescue Mission at 639 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN, 37209

Robert Clay Baines

May 13 2014

78 year old Robert Clay Baines of Smithville died Tuesday morning at NHC Healthcare. He was born July 17, 1935 to his parents, the late Lindsey and Jessie Mai Bullard Baines. Robert was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church, retired from Better Built and served in the National Guard for 6 years. He is survived by his Wife of 58 years, Dorothy Hutchen Baines of Smithville; 3 Sons, Gary Baines and Friend, Lisa Coffee; Mike (Pam) Baines and Ronald (Gail) Baines all of Smithville; 4 Grandchildren, Jason (Stacey) Baines of Cookeville; Caleb Baines and Fiance, Carrie Herrin of Smithville; Michael White and Fiance, Karla Gaddie and Emily and Josh Linder all of Norfolk, VA; 4 Great-Grandchildren, Macey and Matthew Baines both of Cookeville, Katie Linder and Wesley White both of Norfolk, VA; 1 Brother, Harold (Lou) Baines of Murfreesboro; Several Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law. Funeral services will be conducted 3:PM Thursday, May 15, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Cornelius and Bro. Keith Huling officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 3:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 3:PM. In addition to flowers, the family ask that donations be given to New Life United Pentecostal Church.

Paul Howard Cantrell

May 12 2014

56 year old Paul Howard Cantrell of Smithville died Saturday night, May 10, 2014 at his Mother's residence. He was the son of the late Howard Cross Cantrell and Billie Sue Humphrey Jones. Paul worked with Smithville Electric for 23 years. He is survived by his Mother, Billie Sue Jones of the Green Hill Community; Daughter, Erin Cantrell Pryor of Smithville; 2 Step-Brothers, Jeff Jones and Carlton Jones both of the Green Hill Community; 1 Step-Sister, Debra Culwell Newby of the Green Hill Community; 2 Aunts, Shirley Meade of Mississippi and Margie King of Sparta. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Tommy Culwell and Michael Hale officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 11:AM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM.

Kenny Green

May 5 2014

42 year old Kenny "Tadpole" Green of Smithville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a truck driver for Triple S. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Eugene Adkins will officiate and burial will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Kenneth Green; maternal grandparents, Roy and Nannie Walls; and paternal grandparents, John and Mettie Green. Survivors include his mother, Verna Green and a brother, Randy Williams both of Smithville. A sister, Tammy and husband Greg Owens of Chattanooga. Two nephews, Codi Funk of Georgia and Devon Owens of Chattanooga. Seven uncles and eight aunts also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations please be made to the funeral home to help with burial expenses, in lieu of flowers.

Mildred Lassiter

May 5 2014

92 year old Mildred Lassiter of Oak Ridge and formerly of Cookeville died Saturday evening at Oak Ridge Methodist Hospital. A graveside service will be Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.at the Bethel Cemetery in DeKalb County. She is survived by a sister, Ruth Lassiter. Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home in Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Jim Ayers Cripps

May 3 2014

91 year old Ms. Jim Ayers Cripps of the Dry Creek Community of Dowelltown died Saturday morning at her residence. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. The funeral will be Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Clayton will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00a.m. until 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Cripps and son, Gary Cripps; parents, John and Callie Moore Ayers and two brothers, Edward Ayers and Charles Brigham Ayers. Survivors include two sons, Dwight Cripps of the Dry Creek Community and Jerald and wife Lisa Cripps of Liberty. A daughter-in-law, Wanda Cripps of Mount Juliet. Four grandchildren, Angela Royalty and Paul Tubbs of Lebanon, Matthew and wife Melody Cripps of Murfreesboro, Jordan and wife Nicole Cripps of Dowelltown and Justin and wife Tiffany Cripps of Smithville. Four great grandchildren, Brody Royalty, Brayden Tubbs, Christian Cripps, and Owen Cripps. A brother, Joe Ayers of Dowelltown. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Pat Keith

May 2 2014

77 year old Pat Keith of Smithville died Friday morning at her residence. She had been a member of the Calvary Baptist Church since 1964.. Keith was also a homemaker. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Kenneth Mason Tramel and B.J. Thomason will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Ruby Foutch; husband, Tom Keith; granddaughter, Leslie Houchin; brothers, Frank, Jackie and Larry Foutch; and a sister, Brenda Taylor Foutch. Survivors include three daughters, Kim and husband Tim Archer of Kentucky, Tammy and husband Ronald Ashburn, and Tina Stephens of Smithville. Five grandchildren, Stacy and husband Mark Winfree, Betsy Colwell, Molly Johnson, Thomas Owen, and Kristina Stephens. Seven great grandchildren, Brady and Tanner Colwell, Eli Pearcy, Ian and Ryder Daniel, Rilee and Laina Winfree. Two sisters, Ann Summers of Smithville and Judy Parsley of Lenoir City. A brother, Danny and wife Charlene Foutch of Mt. Juliet. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family chose donations to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.

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