Obituaries

Claudia Sylvia Adcock Lorance

Oct 3 2016

Mrs. Claudia Sylvia Adcock Lorance age 99 of McMinnville, TN, died Sunday, October 02, 2016, at her residence. She was born October 27, 1916, in DeKalb County, TN, was a homemaker and a member of the McMinnville Seventh Day Adventist Church. Mrs. Lorance was preceded in death by parents Isaac D. and Hattie Neely Adcock, husband Jesse Curl Lorance, sons Glen Dwight Lorance and James Michael Lorance, grandson Mark Henehan, sister Elsie Paris, and brother Ernest Garland Adcock.

Survivors include her children A. D. Lorance, Garland (Margie) Lorance, Charlene (Michael) Henehan, Ronnie (Anita) Lorance, and Connie (John) Peden, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Several nieces, nephews, family members and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 06, 2016, in the McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Harley Roth will officiate. Interment will follow at New Union Cemetery in DeKalb County, TN. The Lorance Family will receive friends Wednesday from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again Thursday from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Loraine Green

Sep 23 2016

Mrs. Helen Loraine Green age 81 of Smithville, passed away Friday morning, September 30, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville. She was born March 10, 1935 to her parents, the late Gus and Mary Bradford Angelo. She was a member of the Sunny Hills Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker. Helen is survived by her husband of 50 years, Bill Green of Smithville; 3 children, Bill Brown of McMinnville, Terri Brown of Hartsville, and Jennifer (Donnie) Roller of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Madison Brown, Christian Coble Brown, Logan Roller, Ethan Roller and Jessica (Ricardo) Perez; 3 great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Jordan and Ariana Perez. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Sunday, October 2, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Brother John Jones officiating and burial to follow in Webb Cemetery at Bluff Springs. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 2:PM until 8:PM and Sunday 12 Noon until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Terry Edwin Ferrell

Terry Edwin Ferrell

51 year old Terry Edwin Ferrell of Smithville died Thursday at his residence. He was a farmer. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Burnes Lyons will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his father, Jewell Brown Ferrell; five brothers, Larry, Gary, and Charles Ferrell, Ricky and Tony Devault; mother-in-law, Frances Anderson; paternal grandparents, W.J. and Annie Ferrell; maternal grandparents, William Earl and Helen Burdette DeVault. Survivors include his wife, Maggie Anderson Ferrell of Smithville; two step-children, Shondra Rose of Sparta and Michael and Sierra Collins of Cookeville; mother, Opal Atnip DeVault of Smithville; three brothers, Jeffery Brown Ferrell, Scott Alan Ferrell, and Christopher Derrick Ferrell of Smithville; father-in-law, Joe Anderson of Cookeville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Tony Davis, Mike West, and Nathan Dowell of Smithville and Roy Hale of Auburntown; and an aunt, Faye Wells of Dayton. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made for funeral expenses.

Oneida Jones Massa

Sep 29 2016
Oneida Jones Massa

78 year old Oneida Jones Massa of Sparta died Wednesday at Skyline Medical Center. She was a homemaker and a member of the Johnson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Paul Taylor will officiate and burial will be in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Left Washington and Nancy Elizabeth Ashburn Jones; two brothers, Joe and Roy Jones; two sisters, Clara Nell Stoglin and Rosell Robinson. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Harold Massa; a brother, Frank and JoAnn Jones; sister-in-law, Lou Jones; a niece, Lori and Josh Holloway; nephew, Steve Jones; great nieces, Marley Jones, Lauren Holloway; and a great nephew, Luke Holloway all of Sparta. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Allen Ashford

Sep 28 2016
Jerry Allen Ashford

Jerry Allen Ashford age 43 of Smithville passed away Tuesday night, September 27, 2016 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born April 26, 1973 to his parents, the late James Edward Ashford and Edna Mai Burton Ashford. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Jimmy Ashford, Timmy Ashford and Gary Cantrell; 1 sister, Tina Marie Cantrell; and 2 brothers-in-law, Jimmy Mullican and Jerry Cantrell. Jerry attended the Smithville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was a former grave digger and disabled. He is survived by his wife, Jamie Ashford of Smithville; daughter, Renny (Ryan) Young of Smithville; son, John Ashford of Smithville; step-son, DJ Mason of Smithville; 1 grandson, Wyatt James Mason; mother, Edna Ashford of Smithville; 3 sisters, Gail Mullican, Barbara (Steve) Green and Rhonda Cantrell all of Smithville; mother-in-law, Renny (David) Stinson of Dickson; father-in-law, Jimmy (Jenny) Atnip of Baxter; 3 sisters-in-law, Felicia Cantrell of Murfreesboro, Jennifer (Ed) White of Smithville and Megan Stinson of Sevierville; 2 brothers-in-law, Jimmy Atnip (Stephanie Barber) of Smithville and Derek Stinson of Sevierville. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Friday, September 30, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Isaac Gray officiating and burial to follow in Hale Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Thursday 11:AM until 8:PM and Friday 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.

John Benjamin Nichols

Sep 23 2016
 John Benjamin Nichols

Thirty-five year old John Benjamin Nichols of Seattle died Thursday, September 8th.

He was born December 2, 1980 to his parents, Kathy (Gary) Malone of Smithville and Jerry Nichols of Shelbyville.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran and a Baptist.

The family will hold a celebration of life service honoring Ben’s life, Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Burton-Ponder Cemetery in Smithville.
The family has honored Ben’s request to be cremated.

He is survived by his son, Dylan Lee Nichols of Seattle. His sister, Melissa Greer of Cookeville. Half-sister, Megan Harden-Fulton of Unionville, Step-brother, Bryan Malone of Atlanta, Step-sister, Melanie (John) Crews of Smithville, Nephews, Jackson Greer, Dax Harden and Jack Crews. Niece, Layla Fulton, and cousins.

Fred G. Gaw

Sep 21 2016

Fred G. Gaw, age 80 of Smithville, Tennessee passed from this life Monday, September 19, 2016, at Signature Health Care of Putnam County in Algood, Tennessee.

Mr. Gaw was born Wednesday, January 15, 1936 in Cookeville, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Jim and Ella (Hooks) Gaw.

He was a loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend. He was a devout Christian, served in the National Guard, and loved hunting and fishing.

Mr. Gaw is survived by:

2 Daughters and Sons-in-law:
Jeanie and Eddie Cowan of Bangham, TN
Annette and Jeff Sullivan of Charlotte, NC

1 Son and Daughter-in-law:
Roger and Sheila Gaw of Smithville, TN

6 Grandchildren:
Derrick, Alicia, Emily, Megan, Taylor, and Eric

3 Great Grandchildren:
Caitlin, Jasmine, and Jeremy

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his Wife: Ila Mae (Scott) Gaw, and 1 Sister and 3 Brothers.

Funeral services for Mr. Gaw will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016 beginning at 2:00 pm from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve Warren officiating. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 2:00 PM.

Crest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Jean Austin Gothard Clayton

Jean Austin Gothard Clayton

Jean Austin Gothard Clayton age 87 of Dowelltown went home to be with the Lord Monday night, September 19, 2016 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. She was born June 26, 1929 to her parents, the late Austin Lee "Hawker" and Ethel Lee McDowell Gothard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her former husband and the father of her children, Paul Mason Clayton; 1 son, Phillip Clayton. Ms. Jean was the oldest living member of the Dowelltown United Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women. She leaves to cherish her memory, 3 children, Ronald (Cathy) Clayton of Smithville, Susan (Darry) Driver of Dowelltown and Lucinda (Richard) Carter of Temperance Hall; 1 daughter-in-law, Bobbie Clayton of Smithville; 9 grandchildren, Scott (Nicole) Clayton, Chrissy Clayton Means, Ryan (Magen) Clayton, Sean (Christie) Driver, Brad (Kelly) Driver, Jeremy Haas, Stephanie Haas Fagan, Derek (Kelley) Carter and Kari Carter; 13 great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Seth Clayton, Addyson Means, Riley Clayton, Brady, Levi, Garrett, Luke and Ben Driver, Chyannie Fagan, Brayden, Kye and Jace Carter; 1 great-great-granddaughter, Callie Fagan. Funeral Services will be conducted 1:PM Thursday, September 22, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Kenneth Clayton and Perry Clayton officiating and burial will follow in Salem Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 2:PM until 8:PM and Thursday 10:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Dowelltown United Methodist Church Building Fund in memory of Ms. Jean. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Tommy Eugene George

Sep 19 2016

77 year old Tommy Eugene George of Smithville died Sunday at NHC Healthcare Center. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was owner and operator of Dot's Sports Print. The funeral will be Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Wayne George will officiate. The family has chosen cremation after the funeral. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the service at 5:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lola Johnson George; daughter, Diane Mooneyham; son, Jerry George; six sisters, Vivian Thomason, Estelle Brown, Irene Nolen, Margie Fisher, Vennie Luke, and Margaret George; and eight brothers, William, Marvin, Edward, Henry, Clifton, Jerry, Jewell, and Tony George. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dot Martin George of Smithville. Two daughters, Charlotte Trapp of Smithville and Tonya and husband Travis Lee of Baxter. Six grandchildren, Heather, Ginger, and Brian Trapp, and Paula Ross all of Smithville, Erika Mooneyham of Murfreesboro, and Jerry George of Louisiana. Six great grandchildren, special friend, Debbie George, and several nieces and nephews. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

David Leon "Boxie" Foutch

Sep 19 2016
David Leon "Boxie" Foutch

Mr. David Leon "Boxie" Foutch age 75 of Smithville, passed away Sunday morning at his residence. He was born March 29, 1941 to his parents, the late John Thomas and Lorene Thurman Foutch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers-in-law, Jack Bond, Howard Parsely and Chester Parsley; 1 sister-in-law, Lorell Hobson. David was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ and served as DeKalb County Clerk for 8 years. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda Sue Foutch of Smithville; 1 brother, Glen (Lois) Foutch of Smyrna; 1 sister, Anna Jean Bond of McMinnville; 2 nieces and 2 nephews; 6 great-nieces and nephews; 1 sister-in-law, Peggy Johnson of Smithville. Funeral services will be conducted 1:PM Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Dan Gulley officiating and interment will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 2:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 1:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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