Obituaries

Alma Caldwell Swofford

Dec 26 2014

68 year old Alma Caldwell Swofford of Smithville died Friday at her residence. She was a Baptist and retired from Tenneco. The funeral will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bernard Houk will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 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, Shelah Shehane and Julie Williams Johnson; husbands, Norval Caldwell and Douglas Swofford. Four sisters, Willine Saylors, Laura Jean Reeder, and Mai and Mary Lattimore. Six brothers, Frank, Maxie, Robert, Toy B., Ben, and Hoyte Shehane. She is survived by a son, Adam and wife Sue Caldwell; three daughters, Frances and husband Jimmy Cates, Eva and husband Carl Bandy, and Rita and husband Jimmy Taylor; seven grandchildren, Chris Caldwell, Tabitha and John Farmer, Betsy Cates, Heather and Brent Reed, Kim and Michael Keaton, Rebecca and Jonathon Moore, and Alex Keith; and fourteen great grandchildren, Brooke Gannon, James and Caroline Farmer, Hayden and Hastin Lincoln, Blaine and Madison Atnip, Christopher, Beth, and Bell Reed, Bentlee, Jaxon, and Asher Moore all of Smithville, and Gracie Caldwell of McMinnville. Two sisters, Jessie Bell Johnson and Frances and Harlon Bates of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family has asked that donations be made to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home.

Rose Mary Bain

Dec 22 2014

64 year old Rose Mary Bain of Smithville died Monday at her residence. She was a Pentecostal and a homemaker. The funeral will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 3:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Goldie and Mary Braswell Atnip and brothers, Gordon Atnip, Joe B. Atnip, and Bobby Atnip. She is survived by her husband, Toy Johnny "Buck" Bain of Smithville. Three children, Troy and Angela Bain of Smithville, David Bain of Smithville, and Tina Bain of Smithville. Eight grandchildren, Justin Bass of Smithville, Adam Patterson of Smithville, Jasmine Caldwell of Sparta, Linda Bain of Smithville, Terry Bain of Smithville, Eddie Smith of Manchester, Kendra Bain of McMinnville, and Alyson Bain of Cookeville. Three great grandchildren, Nicholas Lackey, Terrance Bain, and Jaylen Smith of Smithville. Three sisters, Nancy Marie Whitefield of McMinnville, Lois Ann Atnip of Smithville, and Priscilla and Cotton Bain of Smithville. A brother, Duywane Atnip of Joelton. Special friends, Jack and Sue McGuire, Teresa and Don Bryant, and Kay Star along with a host of other family and friends. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Bobby Lee Puckett

Dec 22 2014

84 year old Bobby Lee Puckett of Lebanon died Sunday at Quality Care Health Center in Lebanon. He was a TWRA Wildlife Officer and a member of the Westland Methodist Church. The funeral will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Sean Stanfield will officiate and burial will be in the Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 1:00 p.m. Puckett was preceded in death by his parents, Othel and Lovie Lunsford Puckett and two brothers, Jim Puckett and Jerry Puckett. Survivors include his wife, Nina Puckett of Lebanon. Two children, Donna and husband Ronald Casamer of Nashville and Dudley Puckett of Lebanon. Four grandchildren, Valaree Casamer of Atlanta, Victoria and husband Noah Barratt of Black Mountain, North Carolina, and Eliza Lee Puckett and Nina Marie Puckett both of Lebanon. Two great grandchildren, Sparrow Ellanor Barratt and Wiley August Barratt both of Black Mountain, North Carolina. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Marie Driver

Dec 22 2014

63 year old Doris Marie Driver of McMinnville died Monday at DeKalb Community Hospital. She was a Baptist and employed at Shiroki North America. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Nick Pelham will officiate and burial will be in Whorton Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the service at 11:00 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Rosie Arnold Driver. Survivors include four sisters, Peggy McClain of Woodbury, Pat and Phillip Pelham of McMinnville, Jewell and Darrell Kirby of Smithville, and Debbie and Jeff Scurlock of Smithville. One brother, Robert and Debbie Driver of McMinnville. Nine nieces and nephews, Marcus and Dianna Grandstaff of Woodbury, Crystal Scurlock of McMinnville, Nick and Leslie Pelham of Smithville, Jonathan Scurlock of Smithville, Leanne and John Morrison of McMinnville. Chris and Kayla Cantrell of Silver Point, Ashley and Ryan Black of Soddy Daisy, Melita and Jonathan Holland of Morrison, and Lindsey Driver of McMinnville. Eight great nieces and nephews survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Myrtle "Granny" Cubbins Taylor

Dec 22 2014

80 year old Myrtle "Granny" Cubbins Taylor of Smithville died Sunday night at St. Thomas Hospital, West. She was a former store manager at Village Market. The funeral will be Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Shane Smith will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until the service at 12:30 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Toy Ray Taylor; parents, William and Nettie Hicks Cubbins; two brothers, J.C. and Charles Cubbins; and a sister, Carolyn Cubbins. She is survived by two sisters, Elise Estes of Liberty and Dinah and Phil Cripps of Dowelltown. Several nieces and nephews. A brother-in-law, George and Gail Taylor and sisters-in-law, Norma Malone and Eva Cubbins of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ronnie "Duck" Anderson

Dec 22 2014

61 year old Ronnie "Duck" Anderson of Smithville died Sunday night at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He was formerly employed at DeKalb Utility District & a Baptist. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2pm at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Shannon Cantrell will officiate & burial will follow at their family cemetery, Precious Memories Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, 10-8pm & Wed. 9am-2pm. He was preceded in death by his parents: Robert and Hallie Goines Anderson, a sister: Deborah Kay Bilbrey, and a brother: Robert E. Anderson. Survivors include his wife, Debra Anderson of Smithville, Three children: Amanda Anderson Edwards of Smithville, Crystal Anderson and Matthew Baker of Smithville, and Beverly Anderson of Smithville. Five grandchildren: Brittney and Ronnie Edwards of Smithville, Kyra Baker of Smithville, Dalton Howell of Smithville, and Elizabeth Gaines of Smithville. Two brothers, Lloyd Anderson and Danny Anderson of Smithville. Three sisters, Darlene Bogle and Arnold Conley of Smithville, Gail and Jimmy Phillips of Monterey, and Cheryl and Barry Trapp of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews survive and caregiver, Debbie Herman Inglis and Staff of Suncrest Healthcare. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Eva Dean Vaughn Duke

Dec 22 2014

Eva Dean Vaughn Duke age 77 of Smithville, passed away Sunday night at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. She was born March 19, 1937 to her parents, the late Herbert and Ova Mai Odom Vaughn. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Willie and Lillie Adcock Odom. Ms. Eva Dean was a devoted Christian and faithful member of The Baptist Tabernacle Church, she was a retired secretary having worked at Cookeville PCA and DeKalb Co. Sherriff Dept. and a member of Woodmen of the World. She is survived by her son, Randall (Vicky) Duke of Smithville; 2 grandchildren, Justin and Mykaela Duke of Smithville; 1 sister, Lois (Dewey) Duke of Smithville; 2 nephews, Patrick (Lacey) Duke and John (Whitney) Duke; 2 nieces, Micki Duke (Charlie) Rogers and Vickie Duke (Dean) Steins; 3 great-nephews, Logan, Lance, and Jackson Duke; special cousins, Flora Mai Adcock and Marie Taylor and her Church Family, Friends and Neighbors. Funeral Services will be conducted 1:PM Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at The Baptist Tabernacle Church with Bro. Garry McBride officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Wednesday 8:AM until 10:30AM all at the funeral home and Wednesday 11:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Baptist Tabernacle Church, Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation, in memory of Ms. Eva Dean. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Myrtle Leonard

Dec 21 2014

85 year old Myrtle Leonard of Dowelltown died Saturday at NHC of Smithville. She was a Baptist, a machine operator for the Ford Motor Company, and a member of the UAW. A graveside service will be Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Bill Robertson will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Ona Hooper Redmon; three husband, Toy Foster, Edward Wheelock, and Walter Leonard; three sons, Doug and Chuck Foster, and Robert Wheelock; a brother, Jessie Lee Redmon; and two sisters, Reba Hayes and Anna Hughes. Survivors include a daughter, Rita Wheelock of Michigan. One granddaughter, Jennifer Foster Wolf of Michigan. Two grandsons, Scott Foster of Michigan and Michael Foster of East Indiana. One great grand daughter, Abby Wolf of Michigan. One great grandson, Austin Wolf of Michigan. Two sisters, Zada and Charles Pinegar of Smithville and Marie Mehringer of Indiana. Two brothers, Robert Nelson Redmon of Illinois and Lessely and Jacquln Redmon of South Carolina. Extended family, Cathy Lester, Stephanie, Allen, Nick, and Kaden. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Heather Sanders Holt

Dec 21 2014

Heather Sanders Holt age 29 of the Short Mountain Community passed away Saturday morning at her residence. She was born August 4, 1985 to her parents, Gary and Patsy Markum Sanders. She was a retail clerk and attended Center Hill Baptist Church. Heather is survived by her mother, Patsy Sanders of the Short Mtn. Community; father, Gary (Dorothy) Sanders of Smithville; 1 brother, Anthony Mooneyham of Smithville; 1 sister, Melissa Stembridge of Woodbury; 2 step-brothers, Wayne and Cody Johnson both of Smithville. Paternal grandparents, Lincoln and Wilma Sanders of the Short Mtn. Community; Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Shonnie Sanders officiating and burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Wanda Pryor Collins

Dec 18 2014

Wanda Pryor Collins, 93 of Smithville & formerly of Nashville, TN passed away on Monday, December 15, 2014 at DeKalb Community Hospital in Smithville. “Miss Wanda” was a resident of the Webb House (Phoenix Wing) for the past 18 months. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. C.V. Collins of Nashville and all of her 8 siblings. She is survived by her children, Elizabeth (Sunny) Collins of Eugene, OR., Kathe Reed (Bryan) Nelson of Smithville, Susan Alexander of Austin, TX, and Joel (Melissa) Collins of Nashville, 13 grandchildren, Alicia, Skipper, Mira, Aladdin, Karen, Donna, Miraya, Casimir, Katie, Ramona, Jesse, Chris, Anthony, 20 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Collins has chosen direct cremation without visitation. A Memorial service will be planned in her hometown of Woodbury, GA in the spring of 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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