Obituaries

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.

Delbert Lee Rutherford

Feb 27 2016

Delbert Lee Rutherford, affectionately known as Scott, of Smithville, Tennessee, passed away at the age of 72 on February 27th with family by his side after a courageous battle fighting lung cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Pat Rutherford of Smithville, his son, Anthony John Rutherford (Karen) and three grandchildren, Katie Rutherford, Justin Rutherford, Carly Rutherford of Lilburn, GA and his daughter, Angela Rutherford Borrell (Tim) of Atlanta, GA.

After spending time in the Army, Scott dedicated 30 years of service to the Ford Motor Company. He retired in 1998, but his love of Ford vehicles endured. In his free time, he was a voracious reader and an amateur historian. A native of Port Huron, Michigan, he was a fan of the Michigan Wolverines and Detroit Tigers.

His infectious laugh and smile will be missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Rutherford’s wishes were that he be cremated. No services are planned locally.

Love – Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Dennis “Porky” Ellis

Feb 27 2016
Dennis “Porky” Ellis

54 year old Dennis “Porky” Ellis of Smithville passed away Friday, February 26, 2016 at Vanderbilt Hospital.

He was born December 30, 1961 to Freddie Ellis & Catherine Summers Ellis. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Lynn Newby; a brother, Steven Ellis; paternal grand parents, Charles & Lola Hawker Ellis; maternal grand parents, Jack & Lennie Reeder Summers.

He is survived by his mother, Catherine Newby of Smithville & father, Freddie Ellis of Mt. Juliet. Daughter, Natosha & husband David Miller of Liberty. 2 grand children, Autumn Reinhart & Steven Miller both of Liberty. 2 brothers, Shannon Newby of Smithville & Joseph Ellis of Mt. Juliet.

Dennis’s wishes were that he be cremated. A visitation with the family will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 11am-8pm at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. There are no funeral services planned.

The family asks that there be no flowers given. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Dennis.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Richard Pollard

Feb 25 2016

Richard Pollard age 50 of Smithville, passed away Thursday morning at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born April 5, 1965 to his parents, the late Jessie "Junior" Pollard and Helen Pack Pollard. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nettie Pack and Phermon Pack and Willie Lee and Zonnie Pollard. Richard was a member of the House of Prayer and was a former employee of Federal Mogul. Survivors include his loving wife, Janice Pollard of Smithville; mother, Faye Pollard of Smithville; brother, Jerry (Armenta) Pollard of Smithville; special nephew, Alex Pollard and special niece, Tonya Roller; step-children, Karen (Michael) Caballero of Smithville, Dana (Jeremy) Maxwell of Virginia, Lori Lewis (Bret Boren) of Sparta; grandchildren, Gaberel Lewis, Cody Maxwell, Caitlyn Maxwell, Cameron Caballero, Madison Caballero, Malory Hamilton and Dakota Boren; sisters-in-law, Betty Certain, Louise Jones and Virginia Jones; a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services will be conducted 2:PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Donald Haggard and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Friday 10:AM until 8:PM and Saturday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements .

Norma Jane Malone

Feb 23 2016

Norma Jane Malone, 81, of Mulberry, Indiana passed away at 11:05 am, Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Mulberry Health and Rehabilitation.

Born November 16, 1934 in Smithville, TN, she was the daughter of the late Ulyus B. and Cora E. (Hendrixson) Taylor and a graduate of Smithville High School.

Her marriage was to Hubert “Hoot” Malone on September 11, 1954 in Rossville, GA. He preceded her in death on November 9, 1987.
Norma had worked at Sear Roebucks, Montgomery Ward, JC Penney’s, Ferodo Brake factory in Smithville, TN, and Central Lab of West Lafayette over the years. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and bird watching, especially hummingbirds.

She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Hipps (husband: Mark) of Oxford; brother, George Brent Taylor (wife: Gail) of Smithville, TN; three grandchildren, Heather Slone (husband: Charles) of West Lafayette, Stephanie Hipps of Lafayette, and Adam Hipps of Mulberry; two great-grandchildren, Hope Slone (fiancé: Samuel White) and Kevin Slone; and a great-great-grandchild, Samantha White.

Preceding her in death with her parents and husband are two sisters, Nellie Daise Waggoner and Sadie Tallent; and one brother, Toy Ray Taylor.
Funeral service will be held at 11 am, Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Hippensteel Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Donnie Ely officiating. Burial to follow in Spring Vale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Diabetes Association. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com

This information provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel.

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