Obituaries

Dorothy Irene Caplinger

Apr 9 2016

79 year old Dorothy Irene Caplinger of Smithville passed away Saturday, April 9th at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

She was a homemaker & attended the Faith Congregational Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 2pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Chris Long will officiate & burial will follow at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Monday, from 1 - 8pm & Tuesday, from 10am until the service time at 2pm.

Ms. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents-Floyd and Verrah Trapp Carter. Husband-Doyle Caplinger. Grandson-Brian Doyle Pack. 1 Sister- Beulah Mullican. 2 Brothers-Robert and Walter Carter. Father and Mother-in-Law-Delton and Elmer Caplinger. Survivors include a Daughter-Doylene Caplinger of Murfreesboro & a Son-Charlie and Rhonda Caplinger of Smithville. 2 Grandchildren-Michael and Jennifer Caplinger of Smithville. Sister-in-Law-Frankie and Jack Watkins of Smithville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the DeKalb County Animal Coalition in memory of Ms. Dorothy, or to the Smithville Church of God building fund.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Aretta Livonia West Hatcher

Apr 9 2016
Aretta Livonia West Hatcher

87 year old Aretta Livonia West Hatcher of Smyrna, TN passed away Friday, April 8th at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital.

She was formerly employed with Dixie Record Company & attended the Stones River Baptist Church in Smyrna.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11am from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dr. G. Ross Maroney will officiate & burial will follow at Keltonberg Methodist Cemetery. Family visitation will be Sunday, 1-6pm & Monday, 10am until service time at 11am.

Ms. Hatcher is preceded in death by her parents, Franklin and Frances D. Adcock Russell. First husband, Forrest Eugene West & Second husband, Wayne Hatcher. One son, Freddie Glenn. Brother and Sister, Frank Russell and Claudean Young. Survivors include 4 Children-Carol and James Puckett of Smyrna, Larry and Brenda West of Nashville, Michael West of Smithville, and Ronald and Debbie West of Smyrna. 4 Grandchildren-Scarlet Adcock, Aleisha Burchett, Brian and Theresa West, Andrew West and his fiancé Eryn. 4 Great-Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Grace Cubbins Parsley

Apr 9 2016

Ms. Grace Cubbins Parsley age 85 of Smithville passed away Friday night April 8, 2016 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. Grace was the daughter of the late George and Maude Clayborn Cubbins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Parsley; granddaughter and her husband, Jennifer (Alan) Clark; great-grandson, Ethan Parsley; 4 brothers, Bill, Dalton, Walter and Brown Cubbins; 4 sisters, Evie Crook, Dexie Young, Elsie Washer, Georgie Hendrixson. She was a member of the Dry Creek Baptist Church and attended the Buckner's Chapel United Methodist Church and The Baptist Tabernacle and a homemaker. Survivors include 2 sons, Larry Parsley and Ricky (Maria) Parsley both of Woodbury; 5 grandchildren, Kristy Williams of Smithville; Stephen Parsley of Lenoir City, TN, Heather Parsley of Knoxville, Melissa Luttrell of Woodbury and Chad Morgan Parsley of Texas; 6 great-grandchildren; special friend, Erby France of Smithville; 2 sisters-in-law, Peggy Johnson and Linda Sue (David) Foutch both of Smithville; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be conducted 11:AM Monday, April 11, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Donald Owens officiating and interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday 10:AM until 8:PM and Monday 9:AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Tommye D. Morren

Apr 9 2016

Tommye D. Morren, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville, TN. She was born on September 18, 1930, to her parents, the late Grover and Kindness (Dickenson) Talmadge. Mrs. Morren was a beloved mother and homemaker. She is survived by her four sons; John E. Morren (Marcia), Robert L. Morren (Robin), Charles E. Morren (Judy), William Earl Morren (Vera); two daughters, Lisa K. Giuffrida (Dominick), Deborah M. Flanagan (George); fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mrs. Morren was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John E. Morren, Sr.; brother, Rheul P. Dickenson; two sisters, Juanita Newsom and Ethel Hyde. Visitation will be Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Bethany United Methodist Church in Braxton, MS. from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. with the service following at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery. DeKalb Funeral Chapel and Tutor Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Shirley Dean Cripps

Apr 5 2016
Shirley Dean Cripps

76 year old Shirley Dean Cripps of Smithville died Tuesday at her residence. She was a faithful member of the Smithville Church of Christ for 48 years and was retired from Kingston Timers after 32 years. Shirley was a wonderful cook and one of her favorite ways of loving her family was to prepare wonderful feasts of scrumptious home-cooked goodies. A few of her specialties include fried chicken, fried sweet potatoes, fried corn, green beans and yummy chocolate and pecan pies. Not only was her family blessed by her fabulous cooking, she was often found delivering these goodies to those of her congregation and community who had lost a loved one, who were ill or just needed a friendly face to come calling. She will also be remembered for her sweet spirit and her kindness to all she met. She will be missed terribly by her loving husband and family. The funeral will be Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dan Gulley and Alex Woodward will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-8 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.. On Friday, there will be no public visitation before 10 a.m. The family will then receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Thelma Stiles Glenn; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jerry Cripps, Jeanette Dodson, Brenda Chapman Cripps, James "Curly" Cripps, and Chloa Cripps. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Johnnie Cripps, Jr. Children, Tammy and husband Steve Williams and Scott and wife Gena Cripps. Grandchildren, Brenna Williams, Loren Cripps, and Tyree Cripps. A sister, Linda Glenn. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and M.B. Silcox, Brenda Cripps, Gene Cripps, and Glen Dodson. Also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the 3rd floor nurses at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center who were so caring to Shirley and her family and to the nurses of Alive Hospice who aided the Cripps family in caring for Shirley in her home. In addition to flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Mountain Empire Children's Coral Academy (donations can be given through www.meccacademy.org) or to the Smithville Church of Christ Youth Group. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Cecil Edward Judkins

Apr 5 2016

Cecil Edward Judkins, born September 17, 1950, native and resident of DeKalb County, died April 1, 2016 from an extended illness at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. He was the son of Margaret Bennett Judkins Bain (Troy) of Smithville and Cecil Herbert Judkins (Dorothy) of Hazel Green, Alabama, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by grandparents, Perry Green and Callie Pinegar Judkins, Robert Bennett and Lavonia Martin Bennett Evans (Robert) and brother, Troy Edward Bain. He is survived by a sister, Ponzella Judkins Redmon (Dwayne); sons, Jamie Lee Judkins of McMinnville and John Baxter Judkins of Nashville. Daughters, Jana Dell Judkins Lance (Troy), Jeannie Linde Judkins Cook (Rob) both of McMinnville. One grandson, Graeden Judkins of Morrison and several step grandchildren. Nephews, Walter Redmon, T.J. Bain, and Dalton Bain of Smithville. Nieces, LaTroya Key of Sparta, Shana Key of Smithville and several great nieces and nephews. He was former co-owner of Centertown Market, J & D Hardware, and Warren County Speedway. He was a former employee of Genesco, Inc., Carrier Corporation, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corp, Federal Mogul and Tenneco. He was a member of the Church of Christ. At his request, Mr. Judkins will be cremated. A Celebration of Life memorial will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Judkins would want donations made to ASPCA or to the DeKalb Animal Coalition.

Gentry Carmon Patterson

Apr 4 2016

79 year old Gentry Carmon Patterson of Smithville passed away Monday morning, April 4th at NHC Health Care of Smithville.

He was of the Christian faith and self employed. He also served in the National Guard & was a member of the VFW.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 11am from the chapel of Love - Cantrell Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Banks Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10am - 8pm & Thursday from 9am until service time at 11am.

Mr. Patterson was preceded in death by his parents, Sam & Mai Clark Patterson. 2 sisters, Erma Underwood & Opal Hale. 1 brother, Doris Patterson. Survivors include a daughter, Crystal & Mike Cummings of CA. Step children, Terry Cassity of Smithville & Nancy Gail Garfinkel of Atlanta, GA. Brother-in-law, Joe Underwood of Woodbury & special friend & companion, Nancy Cassity of Smithville.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Banks Cemetery fund in memory of Mr. Patterson.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Richard Elam Cathey

Apr 1 2016

Richard Elam Cathey, age 72, a Smithville, TN resident and Coffee County, TN native died March 31, 2016 in NHC Healthcare of Smithville following an extended illness.

He was a retired employee of Carrier, member of the Church of Christ and son of the late Samuel Wade and Mattie Lou Harrell Cathey. Mr. Cathey was married to Elaine Jones Cathey who preceded him in death November 12, 2010. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, J.N., Buddy, Bill & Leon Cathey; sisters, Barbara Cathey and Dot Hollis; and nephews, Preston and Jeff Cathey.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Shawn Washer of Smithville, Jennifer Cathey of White County, TN and Christy and Troy Miles of Chapel Hill, TN; son, Richard E. Cathey, Jr. of Warren County, TN; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Jerry Cathey and wife Dot and Don Cathey and wife Martha both of McMinnville, TN; sisters-in-law, Wilma, Emma and Margaret Cathey all of McMinnville; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Nathan and Rita Jones of Coffee County.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016 in High's Chapel with David McCormick to officiate. Interment will follow in Trousdale Cemetery. Visitation will be 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday until time of service at High's.

Donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, Shriners Hospital or the Cancer Society.

Cleta Jo Cantrell Horn

Mar 31 2016
Cleta Jo Cantrell Horn

70 year old Cleta Jo Cantrell Horn of Smithville passed away Wednesday night, March 30th at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital.

Ms. Horn was a caregiver & was of the Pentecostal faith.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 4pm from the chapel of Love - Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. Glen Chapman will officiate & burial will follow at Mt. Ararat Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Friday, 12-8pm & Saturday, 10am until service time at 4pm.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Horn. Father of her children, Ray Donald Murphy. Parents, Gentry Cantrell & Velvo Arnold Thrasher. Son, Darrell Wayne Murphy & a grandson, Jerry Lee Estes. 3 brothers, Eddie, Albert & Thomas Cantrell. 6 sisters, Christine Todd, Betty Vanzny, Imogene Crook, Dorothy Roman, Sue Chapman Sanders & Freda Hobbs. Survivors include 3 daughters, Diane & Richard Ervin of Smithville, Joann & Teddy Johnson of Liberty & Darlene Jackson of Smithville. 1 son, David Turner of Smithville. 6 grandchildren & several great grandchildren. Several nieces & nephews also survive.

Love - Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Lamar Freeman Jackson, Jr.

Mar 31 2016

Beloved neighbor and friend is finally at peace

Lamar Freeman Jackson, Jr. passed away at 12:47 am on Friday March 25, 2016. Mr. Jackson was a well-loved community member and friend, was a true southern gentleman. He was born on December 15, 1947 in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Mr. Jackson had a deep love for family, friends, the arts, traveling, gardening, as well as his land, his dogs and wildlife. He was passionate about helping others as was evident in both his public and private life.

Before retiring to the Dry Creek Area 16 years ago, Mr. Jackson attended Scarritt College in Nashville. He went on to work as the Director of Public Relations for TN Hospital Association and St. Thomas Hospital. He made his home in East Nashville and served as the president of the Board of the Historic Edgefield Neighborhood for several years. He also served on the Board of Directors for Nashville CARES (Council on AIDS Resources, Education and Services) from the beginning of the organization in the late 80's through the early 90's.

Mr. Jackson was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Williams; his father, Lamar Freeman Jackson; and sisters Mary Ann Clark and Sue Ethel Dumas. He is survived by sister Beverly Jean Bowen, nieces Tammy Lee Brooks, Carrie Coglan Dearman, Wendi Jo Alsobrooks, and Ashley Elizabeth Pool, and also by his life partner M. Ray Liggett.

This world has lost a truly great man but those he helped will carry his legacy on in their hearts and deeds. A small memorial service will be held on Sunday April 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Mr. Jackson's farm located at 150 Farwell Road, Dowelltown, TN. Followed by a southern themed potluck. We will be planting a tree in his honor, as planting a new tree species each year was his tradition. He envisioned his farm being an arboretum in 50 years. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Nashville CARES in the name of Mr. Lamar Jackson, Jr.

DeKalb Funeral Chapel in charge of the arrangements.

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