Obituaries

Edwenia Bain Scott

Oct 24 2017
Edwenia Bain Scott

Edwenia Bain Scott age 90 of Smithville passed away Monday, October 23, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born January 10, 1927 to her parents, the late Charlie Edgar and Ethie Lee Tittsworth Bain. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, Robert Ray Scott; 3 brothers, Dorris Lee Bain, Jack Smith Bain and John Thomas Bain; 2 sisters, Lois Mason Bain Alexander and Charlene Bain Scott. Ms. Edwenia was a faithful member of the Elizabeth Chapel Baptist Church and was a factory worker and family seamstress. For 40 something years, she was the caretaker of the Tittsworth and Sanders Cemeteries, she kept scrapbooks and liked finding word puzzles. She is survived by her son, Eddie Scott of Eufaula, OK; 1 grandchild, Ashley Scott of Eufaula, OK; several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 2 PM Thursday, October 26, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bill Robertson and Ricky Scott officiating and burial will follow in Tittsworth Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday 4 PM until 8 PM and Thursday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Reba Moser Stewart

Oct 23 2017
Reba Moser Stewart

Reba Moser Stewart age 83 of the Blue Springs Community passed away Saturday night, October 21, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. She was born in Liberty on March 19, 1934 to her parents the late Marlon and Ophia Hubbard Moser. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Billy Stewart; son, Mark Anthony Stewart and 1 sister, Nina Moser Turner. Reba attended school in Liberty and worked at the shirt factory and Genesco. She was a member of Whorton Springs Baptist Church, member of Smithville Senior Citizens, and took care of the Blue Springs Community Center for many years. Reba loved people and was very active in community activities. She is survived by 2 sons, David (Janice) Stewart and Phillip (Peggy) Stewart both of Smithville; 5 grandchildren, Paula (Robert) Farris and D.J. (Megan) Stewart, Salana Letsinger, Joey Young, Bryan (Cindy) Young; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Willie (Linda) Moser of Smithville; 1 special niece, Tammy Moser and 1 nephew, Tyson Moser. Funeral Services will be 2 PM Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Bernard Houk and Michael Hale officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Tuesday 5 PM until 8 PM and Wednesday 10 AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. In addition to flowers, Ms. Reba's request was for donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the Smithville Senior Citizens, in her memory. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Alice Faye Cole

Oct 23 2017
Alice Faye Cole

Alice Faye Cole age 74 of Smithville passed away Sunday morning, October 22, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center in Cookeville. She was born September 15, 1943 to her parents, the late Woodrow Wilson and Annie Lorene Jaco Knowles. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sons, Benjamin Eugene and Bryan Wayne Cole; 1 grandson, Jacob Lucion Cole; 2 brothers, Doyle Wayne and James Calvin Knowles and 2 infant brothers. Faye was a member of the Church of Christ and retired from Federal Mogul. She is survived by 1 grandson, Benjamin Lee (Sarah) Cole of Sparta; 1 great-granddaughter, Sierra Walker of Sparta; daughter-in-law, Cindy Cole of Sparta; 3 sisters,Stella Dyer, Linda (Steve) Hale and Anita (Eddie) Moore all of Smithville; 3 brothers, Gerald (Altie) Knowles, Donald (Donna Kay) Knowles and Melvin Knowles all of Smithville; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted 2 PM Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bros. Dan Gulley and Ronnie Taylor officiating and burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery in Sparta. Visitation with the family will be on Monday 3 PM until 8 PM and Tuesday 9:AM until the time of the service at 2 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Misty Lee Ross

Oct 22 2017
Misty Lee Ross

43 year old Misty Lee Ross of Smithville passed away Saturday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a member of the Mt. View The Baptist Church and she worked with the Department of Human Services. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dennis Wood will officiate and burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell Ross. Survivors include a son, Benjamin Lee Felton; a daughter, Maggie Fay Felton; and parents, Rick and Helen Young Lee all of Smithville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. View The Baptist Church.

Richard Wayne Nixon

Oct 22 2017

Richard Wayne Nixon age 63 of Watertown, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 20, 2017 at Tennova Healthcare in Lebanon. Born Sept. 3, 1954 in Smith
County, he was the son of Nettie Ann Foutch Nixon and the late Billy Finis Nixon. Richard attended Watertown High School and was a carpenter and farmer. He is survived by his sons, Jason Nixon of Knoxville and Jeffrey (Sarah) Nixon of College Grove; grandchildren, William and Mary Nixon; mother, Nettie Ann Nixon of Watertown; brother, Billy Gerald (Brenda) Nixon of Watertown; niece, Rachel (Jackie) Russell of Pleasant Shade and great nephew, John Russell. Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Don Mathis officiating. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. till service time on Monday. Interment at Hillview Cemetery in Alexandria. HUNTER FUNERAL HOME in Watertown is in charge of the arrangements.

Martin Arnold

Oct 20 2017

57 year old Martin Arnold of McMinnville died May 12, 2016 at his residence. A graveside service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Kenneth Mansell will officiate. At the time of his death, Arnold was preceded in death by his father Landon Arnold. At the time of his death, he was survived by his mother Lera Arnold. He is survived by a daughter, Misty Arnold of McMinnville. Sisters, Cathy Mansell of Morrison, Janice and Paul Ward of Smithville, and Hope Knight of Morrison. Grandchildren, Garrett and Kendra Arnold of McMinnville, Gabriel and Sara Arnold of McMinnville, and Abigail Britton of McMinnville. A great grandson, Jonah Arnold. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Lera Nell Arnold

Oct 20 2017

83 year old Lera Nell Arnold of McMinnville passed away on Thursday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ. A graveside service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Comer Mullican and Kenneth Mansell will officiate. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. for family only. Arnold was preceded in death by her husband, Landon C. Arnold; a son, Martin (Marty) Allen Arnold; sisters, Melbie Walker and Fay Griffin; and brothers, J.B. Walker, Charles Walker, and Cordell Walker. Survivors include four daughters, Cathy Mansell of Morrison, Janice and Paul Ward of Smithville, Hope Knight of Morrison, and Madison and Adam Dye of California. A sister, Shirley Cook. Brothers, and sisters-in-law, Douglas and Lois Walker, Jerry and Patty Walker, and Dwight and Minnie Walker. Brother, Ronnie Walker and Brenda. Two sisters-in-law, Ruth Walker and Pat Walker. Brother-in-law, George Griffin. Nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Beulah May "Faye" Young

Oct 20 2017

Beulah May "Faye" Young age 75 of Smithville, passed away Thursday night, October 19, 2017 at NHC HealthCare Center. She was born November 10, 1941 to her parents, the late Paul V. and Ruth N. Caplinger Sandlin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Garland, Gene and Doug Sandlin. Faye was a member of Pomeroy Chapel Brethren In Christ Church and retired from Fuston's Antiques. She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of 59 years, Thomas M. Young of Smithville; 1 son, Tim (Karen) Young of Smithville; 1 grandson, Jessie (Megan) Anderson of Gallatin; 2 great-grandsons, Dylan (Hannah) Anderson of Ft. Worth, Texas and Lane Anderson of Gallatin; 1 sister, Geneva (Thomas) Taylor of Smithville; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be conducted 1:30 PM Sunday, October 22, 2017 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Bryan Jones officiating and burial will follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday 4 PM until 8 PM and Sunday 10 AM until the time of the service at 1:30 PM. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Harry Lee Hayes

Oct 20 2017
Harry Lee Hayes

74 year old Harry Lee Hayes of Smithville passed away Thursday at his residence. He was a Baptist and a retired nurseryman and bail bondsman. A graveside service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Family members will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Hayes was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ella Jane Fuson Hayes; four brothers, Alton, J.C., Toy and Kenneth Hayes; three sisters, Irene Hayes, Nannie Mae Eastes, and Frances Hayes. Survivors include two daughters, Gena and Scott Cripps and Candace Hayes. One son, Aaron and Julie Hayes. Three grandchildren, Loren and Tyree Cripps and Scott Rayburn. Special nephew, James and Kerrie Hayes. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Donations may be made to Alive Hospice.

Edna Mai Burton Ashford

Oct 19 2017
Edna Mai Burton Ashford

78 year old Edna Mai Burton Ashford of Smithville passed away on Wednesday. She was a self employed upholsterer and a member of the Old Fashioned Freewill Baptist Church. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Leonard Herman and David Lawson will officiate and burial will be in the Hale Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. until the service at 2 p.m. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Marshall and Etta Frances Barrett Burton; husband, James Edward Ashford; daughter and her husband, Tina Marie and Jerry Cantrell; sons, James David Ashford, Timothy Edward Ashford, and Jerry Allen Ashford; grandson, Gary Wayne Cantrell; son-in-law, Jimmy Mullican; sisters, Ava Paulette Burton, Frances Elizabeth Burton, Helen Faye Bowen, and Janice Renee McClanahan; father and mother-in-law, John and Maggie Ashford; brothers-in-law, Frank Bowen, Eugene McClanahan, and Owen Ashford. Survivors include daughters, Wanda Gail Mullican, Barbara and Steve Green, and Rhonda Cantrell; grandchildren, Lisa and Chris Barrett, Paul and Kaylee Mullican, Amanda and Anthony Hasemann, Hannah and Nathan Armour, and Felisha and Henry Cantrell; step-grandchildren, Rennie Young and John Mason; great grandchildren, Adrian Barrett, Austin Cantrell, Dakoda Cantrell, Aveya Cantrell, Kyler Turner, Braylee Turner, Auna Starnes, Klara Armour, and Khloee Armour, and special sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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