Miscellaneous DeKalb County, Tennessee Obituaries

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Susie Louise Carter

   Funeral services were held for Ms. Susie Louise Carter, 79, on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home with internment in the Memorial Gardens in Robertson County. She died on Monday, December 10, 2001 at the Northcrest Medical Center.
She was a resident of Greenbrier, TN.
She is survived by three sons, Billy Ray Carter of Cross Plains, Tennessee, Horace Wayne Carter of Greenbrier, Tennessee and Tommy Carter of Madison, Tennessee, four daughters, Mary Ann White of Smyrna, Tennessee, Peggy Curtis of Smithville, Linda Carol Carter and Lela Kay Chowning, both of Greenbrier, Tennessee. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
This information is provided as a courtesy of DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville.

Larry W. Cantrell

  Funeral services were held for Mr. Larry W. Cantrell, 49, on Friday, December 14, 2001, at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Brother Royce Moore officiated with internment in the Salem Cemetery. He died Wednesday, December 12, 2001, at his residence after a short illness.
He was a resident of Liberty and a carpenter.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Woodrow Cantrell.
He is survived by his wife, Dale Cantrell of Liberty, his mother, Pauline Cantrell of Smithville, four daughters, Melissa Cantrell of Short Mountain, DeeDee Miller, Laurel Phillips and Meredith Landrum, and one son, Trey Landrum, all of Smithville. He is also survived by two sisters, Faye Robinson of Nashville and Judy Patton of Smithville, one brother, James Cantrell of Smithville, six grandsons and 11 nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Harold Bain, Hilton Conger, Larry Knowles, Joe D. Carter, Ricky Cantrell, Don Redmon and Ronnie Emberton.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

Melissa Tuccillo Strickland

  Funeral services will be held for Mrs. Melissa Tuccillo Strickland, 34, on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Brother Phillip Lane, Pastor of the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria, where Mrs. Strickland was a member, will officiate. Burial will follow in Smith County Memorial Gardens beside her sister, Dawn Tuccillo Williams, who died October 25, 1998. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Smith County Memorial Hospital at 5:19 a.m. Sunday, December 16, 2001 following a single car accident on Lancaster Highway.
Mrs. Strickland, a resident of Alexandria, was born in Mercer County in Trenton, New Jersey and reared in Rock City. She was a 1986 graduate of Smith County High School and employed by Smith County Day Care Center at Gordonsville.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Strickland, and two daughters, Kristen and Jessie Strickland, all of Alexandria. She is also survived by her parents, Alice Bowers Meredith and John Meredith of Rock City, two sisters, Angel Bane of Kenny's Bend Community, Sherry Meredith of Mt. Holly, New Jersey and one brother, Ron Meredith of Rock City.
Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage was in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Lee Cantrell

  Funeral services were held for Mrs. Ruth Lee Cantrell, 69, on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Brother Michael Hale officiated with burial in the DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She died on Sunday, December 9, 2001, at her residence of an extended illness.
A resident of McMinnville, she was a beautician and a member of the Gath Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Hassie Certain Raymond and a brother, Walter Raymond.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie Royce Cantrell of McMinnville, a daughter, Deborah Howard of Morrison, two granddaughters, Mimi Turner of Franklin and Andrea Howard of Knoxville. She is also survived by three sisters, Helen Bell and Mirl Poss, both of McMinnville, Louise Winchester of Smithville, a brother, T.R. Raymond of McMinnville and 17 nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were James E. Winchester, Austin Poss, Jimmy Turner, James Raymond, Danny Raymond, Jason Raymond and Steven France.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

Paul David Kilgore

   Funeral services were held for Mr. Paul David Kilgore, 59, on Friday, December 14, 2001 at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Sue Jones Woodard, Brother Roger Willis and Brother Clifford Spence officiated with internment in the Gordonsville Cemetery in Gordonsville, TN. Mr. Kilgore died on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Kilgore, a resident of Edgewood Road, Alexandria, was born on August 8, 1942 in Marion County, TN. He attended school in Whitwell, TN and worked for Coca-Cola Company for 15 years. He moved to Smith County in 1988 and was a truck driver and mechanic for Builders Transport and Penske Leasing. He was affiliated with the Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E.L. and Mary Magdalene Kilgore and by two brothers, James Robert Kilgore and Louie L. Kilgore.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Cantrell Tucker Kilgore of Alexandria, a daughter and son-in-law Paula and Steve Nunley of Chattanooga, a sister and bother-in-law Virginia and Bill Workman, of Chattanooga, two sisters-in-law, Ruth Kilgore of Jasper, TN and Dorothy Kilgore of Chattanooga. He is also survived by a special teddy bear, Pugs.
Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria was in charge of the arrangements.

Frances Ruth Ferrell Braswell

  Funeral services were held for Mrs. Frances Ruth Ferrell Braswell, 88, on Saturday, December 15, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Dr. William Fox and Brother Don Davidson officiated with burial in the DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She died Thursday, December 13, 2001, at Baptist DeKalb Hospital of an extended illness.
Mrs. Ferrell was a graduate of Dibrell High School, a retired employee of the Smithville Post Office and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Smithville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John E. and Dovie May Lassiter Ferrell, three sisters, Dorothy and Lucile Ferrell and Clara Belle Hutchings and two brothers, Aubrey and J.E. Ferrell.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Wilburn C. Braswell, a son and daughter-in-law, W.C. and Gingie Hobson Braswell, three grandchildren, John and Heath Braswell and Holly Braswell Hendrix and her husband Phillip Hendrix, and two great-grandchildren, Victoria Anne Cantrell and Holden Hendrix. She is also survived by a sister, Billie Ferrell Haley of the Dibrell community, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Maurice and Elsie Braswell of Smithville, four sisters-in-law, Cornelia Braswell, Gladys Braswell, and Dawn Braswell, all of Smithville, Vivian Ferrell of McMinnville, and by many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were John Braswell, Heath Braswell, Mike Braswell, Wayne Adcock, Joe Hutchings, John Farrell, Phillip Hendrix and Maurice Braswell.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

Daymon Nicholas Trap

  Graveside services were held for Daymon Nicholas Trapp, infant son of Darryl and Janet Trapp, on Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. Brother Greg Hibdon officiated with internment in the Delong Cemetery in the Jefferson Community. He died on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at River Park Hospital in Warren County.
He is survived by his parents, Darryl and Janet Trapp and by his sister, Jayrah Trapp, all of Dowelltown. He is also survived by grandparents, Boyd and Linda Trapp, E.J. and Hazel Roberts, and great-grandmother, Ethel Chapman, all of Smithville.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

Jo Ann Franks

  Funeral services were held for Jo Ann Franks, 67, on Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Herb Alsup officiated with interment in the DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She died suddenly on Thursday, February 7, 2002 at her home.
A resident of Smithville, Ms. Franks was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell B. Franks, her parents, Joe and Alice J. Whitehead Rittenberry and by a sister, Ruth Dickens.
She is survived by a daughter, Patsy Ann Bunt of Mt. Juliet, two sons, Albert Lee Overstreet of Woodbury and Jackie Allison Overstreet of Alexandria, two brothers, Gerald Rittenberry of Alexandria and Aaron Rittenberry of Lebanon and two sisters, Sybil Binkley and Rosie Durham, both of Lebanon. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gary Shaul, Joseph Overstreet, Billy Overstreet, Jamison Bennett, Josh Overstreet and Sammy Levan.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
 

Lois Ruth Miller

   Funeral services were held for Lois Ruth Miller, 80, on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville. Reverend Max Mayo and Reverend Jonathan Watson officiated with interment in the DeKalb Memorial Gardens. She died on Saturday, February 2, 2002 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.
Ms. Miller was a resident of Maple Court Village in Fairview, Tennessee and was a retired secretary with Titanium Metals Corporation. She had worked with the Justin Potter Library in years past and was an artist. She was affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack Walters and James (Red) Miller and by her parents, Samuel and Ethel Higgenbottom Allen.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline and Brent Burkett of Fairview, a step-daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Roger Poe of Ohio and a step-son, Ted Miller of Pennsylvania. She is also survived by four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces.
Pallbearers were Brent Burkett, Eddie Malone, Max Mayo, Talmage Burkett and Danny Greer.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.
 

Bessie Mai Fitts

  Funeral services were held for Bessie Mai Fitts, 82, on Monday, February 11, 2002 at the Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Brother Dewey Dyer officiated with interment in the New Hope Cemetery. She died on Saturday, February 9, 2002 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
Ms. Fitts, a resident and native of Alexandria, was born on October 2, 1919 to parents Mova Malone and Oliver Lige Parkerson. She was retired from the Work Wear Corporation and was a member of Malone's Baptist Church in Alexandria.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Fitts, a sister, Isabell Parkerson Stephens and three brothers, Toy, Elbert and M.B. Parkerson.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Frank Clark of McMinnville, a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Suzanne and Dick Martin of Murfreesboro, a grandson, Frank R. Clark, IV of Key West, Florida and two great-grandsons, Rick and Clark Martin, both of Murfreesboro. She is also survived by two sisters, Sallie Parkerson and Ruby Parkerson, both of Murfreesboro, three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Wilma Parkerson of Smithville, Dillard and Jeanette Parkerson of Lebanon and John and Ruth Reynolds of Alexandria and three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Parkerson, Sherry Parkerson and Alta Fitts Payne.
Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria was in charge of the arrangements.

Everette McMillen

    Funeral services were held for Everette McMillen, 96, on Saturday, February 2, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. the West Main Baptist Church in Alexandria. Reverend Ronnie Smith officiated and Reverend Philip Lane assisted with interment in the Talley Cemetery. He died on Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at NHC Health Care in Smithville.
Mr. McMillen was born in DeKalb County on December 15, 1905 to parents Tobe McMillen and Alta Neal McMillen. He was a farmer and was affiliated with the West Main Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by wives, Leona Robinson McMillen and Maibell Jennings McMillen and a grandson, Kenneth McMillen.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Ruby and Lutrell Paris of Watertown, three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Betty McMillen, Victor and Debbie McMillen and T.C. and Sue McMillen, all of Alexandria, 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and nine great great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Betty Harbin of Nashville and Viola Stoner of Watertown, two brothers, Thomas McMillen of Murfreesboro and Sam McMillen of Donelson and by a special friend, Jessie Bell Edwards of Smithville.
Serving as pallbearers for Mr. McMillen were his grandsons.
Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria was in charge of the arrangements.

Minnie Lee Blackburn

     Funeral services were held for Minnie Lee Blackburn, 95, on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Brother Alvin Hitchcock officiated with interment in the Brush Creek Cemetery. She died on Monday, May 20, 2002 at the Smith County Health Care Center.
A resident of South Carthage, Mrs. Blackburn was a homemaker and a member of the Brush Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ocie Ulas Blackburn and Ruben Blackburn, three sons, Glenn Curtis Blackburn, Shelah Edward Blackburn and Donnie Blackburn, a great-granddaughter, Susan Blackburn, her parents, Dora King and John Franklin Edwards and by four brothers and three sisters, Dewey, Walter, George and Roswell Edwards, Emma Blackburn, Mary Wilson and Mattie Floyd Edwards.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and L.B. Martin of South Carthage and Mable and Billy N. Alcorn of Silver Point, a son and daughter-in-law, Reece and Trish Blackburn of Beech Grove and by three daughters-in-law, Shirley Blackburn of Lebanon, Linda Blackburn of Beech Grove and Jean Talbot of Hendersonville. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were James Kemp, Roy Kemp, Stanton Kemp, Jr., Junior Wills, Stanley Wills and nephews.
Bass Funeral Homes were in charge of the arrangements.

  Mary Lou Robinson

  Funeral services were held for Mary Lou Robinson, 89, on Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Johnson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Brother Gary Farris and Brother David Wilson officiated with interment in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery. She died on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at Baptist DeKalb Hospital.
A resident of Sparta, Mrs. Robinson was retired from the Smithville Shirt Factory and the owner and operator of Robinson Grocery. She was affiliated with Johnson Chapel Freewill Baptist Church where she was Secretary for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jess L. Robinson, her parents, James and Kallie Jackson Looney, a daughter, Shirley Foutch, a son-in-law, Waylon Foutch, sisters, Pauline Billings, Auda Maynard, Bill Demple Maynard, Sally Cantrell, Edith Cantrell and a great grandson, Christopher Herron.
She is survived by a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Ricky and Barbara Jean Foutch of Gallatin, granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Waylonette and Stan Lee Trout of Sparta and four great-grandchildren, Melissa Herron of Sparta, Brittany and Jessica Foutch of Gallatin and Ricky Dewayne Foutch, II of Gallatin. She is also survived by one sister, Gative Griffin of Smithville and by two brothers, Wilburn and Reece Looney of Sparta.
Pallbearers were Dale Looney, Donald Looney, Gary Gravely, Joe Mitchell, Mike Maynard and Gerald Cantrell.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

Vallie Crawford Croslin

  Funeral services were held for Vallie Crawford Croslin, 93, on Sunday, May 26, 2002 at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes. Elder Charles Allen Gentry officiated with interment in the Gordonsville Cemetery. She died on Thursday, May 23, 2002 at the Carthage General Hospital.
A resident of Lancaster, Mrs. Croslin was born in the Lancaster Community of Smith County to parents Selina Thomas and Sam Crawford. She was a homemaker and attended the Lancaster Hill Church of God.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Bennett Croslin and by a son, George Bart Croslin.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie and Ralph Woods of Lancaster, a daughter-in-law, Iva Croslin of Chestnut Mound and by five grandchildren, Donna Judkins, Danny Croslin, Gary (Pee Wee) Croslin, Darla Cowan and Jamie Croslin. She is also survived by ten great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren, one step great-grandchild and one step great great-grandchild.
The Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes was in charge of the arrangements.

Versie Pauline Young

   Funeral services were held for Versie Pauline Young, 82, on Friday, May 24, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. at the Love-Cantrell Chapel in Smithville. Brother Dennis Wood and Brother Robert Pollard officiated with interment in the Young Bend Cemetery. She died on May 21, 2002 at NHC Healthcare.
A resident of Smithville, Mrs. Young was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Mt. View Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Young and by her parents, Doc and Cynthia Simmons Pollard.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Mary Young of Nashville, a daughter and son-in-law, Delena and Gary Sellers of Smithville, six grandchildren, Byron Young of Alabama, David Young of Nashville, Paula Tindall of Maryville, Timothy and Mallorie Vanderpool of Smithville, Angie Skaggs of Texas and by four great-grandchildren, Jordan Tindall of Maryville and Kasey, Erin and A.J. Richie of Texas.
Pallbearers were Byron and David Young, Timothy Vanderpool, James Tindall, Johnny Pollard and Harless Wood.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

James Henry Moore

  Funeral services were held for James Henry Moore, 89, on Friday, May 24, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Love-Cantrell Chapel in Smithville. Reverend Cleo Sanders officiated with interment in the Dowell Cemetery in Alexandria. He died on May 20, 2002 at the Alvin C. York Medical Center.
A resident of Alexandria, Mr. Moore was a retired railroad worker, a W.W.II Army Veteran and attended Grace Bible Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Pearley Edding Moore and by a brother, Willie Carr Moore.
He is survived by his daughter, Carrie Beatrice Williams of St. Louis, Missouri, his son, Cordell Dowell of Cookeville, seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Carrie Price of Smithville.
Pallbearers were Carr Moore, Cardell Dowell, Jr., Kevin Moore, Randall Carver and Larry and Don League.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

Jack "J.T." Knowles

  Funeral services were held for Jack "J.T." Knowles, 67, on Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wildwood Chapel of the Buckner-Rush Funeral Home in Cleveland, Tennessee. Apostle Darrell Myers and Chaplain David Ford officiated with interment in the Hayes Shed Cemetery. He died on Sunday, May 19, 2002.
Mr. Knowles was a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his late wife, Mable Knowles, two step-sons, Roy and Tony Edwards, his daughter, Rose Crabtree, his parents, Elmer and Jesse Luna Knowles and by two brothers, Herbert and Aaron Knowles.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Knowles, two sons, John and Tim Knowles, one daughter, Helen Williams, all of Cleveland, two step-daughters, Carolyn Cross and Kathy McCann, a special grandchild, La'Queena Williams, 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Lovell Knowles of Belmont, Louisiana and by five sisters, Lois Davis, Betty Atnip, Ruth Knowles, Ruby Adcock and Joyce Large, all of Smithville.
Casketbearers were Jerry Self, David Johnson, David Crabtree, Jeremy Dodd and Robert Dodd.
This information was provided as a courtesy of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville.

Wilma Louise Smith

  Funeral services were held for Wilma Louise Smith, 82, on Friday, May 24, 2002 at the Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Brother Thurman Seber officiated with interment in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery. She died on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at NHC Health Care in Smithville.
A resident of Alexandria, Mrs. Smith was born in the Temperance Hall Community to parents Ocia Putty and James Luther McBride on September 3, 1919. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Johnson Smith and by two brothers and two sisters, Amon McBride, Jim McBride, Audra Grisham and Edna McBride.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Jerry Cripps of Alexandria, two grandchildren and their spouses, David and Deborah Cripps of Alexandria and Lisa and Chris Tramel of Liberty and by five great-grandchildren, Daniel Cripps, Amanda Cripps, Ashley Underhill, Nicholas Underhill and Sean Tramel. She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Leslie Proffitt of South Carthage and a brother-in-law, Brother Omer Grisham of the Rock City Community.
Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria was in charge of the arrangements.

Laura Anna Martin

Funeral services were held for Laura Anna Martin, 84, on Saturday, February 15, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Brother Bransford England officiated with interment in the Jefferson Cemetery. She died on Monday, February 10, 2003 in Warren, Michigan of an extended illness. 
Ms. Martin was a resident of Roseville, Michigan.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Pam and Jim Simpson and Marilyn Petroski, all of Michigan and Joann and Gary Brown of Smithville, four sons and three daughters-in-law, Rickey Martin of Costa Rica, Charles and Stephanie Elderson, Dennis and Frances Elderson, all of Michigan and Calvin and Joyce Martin of Smithville, one step-son, Wallace Martin of St. Louis, Missouri and by 16 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters and one brother, Ella Devore, Edith Bogenreider, Hazel Price and Fred Hagadorn, all of Michigan.
Pallbearers were Rickey Martin, Calvin Martin, Gary Brown, Mike Edwards, Wallace Martin and Jim Simpson.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

Winford Lee Judkins 

Funeral services were held for Winford Lee Judkins, 78, on Monday, February 17, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the Love-Cantrell Chapel in Smithville. Elder Paul Violet and Pastor David Pace officiated. Services were also held at the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home in Michigan on February 19, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. with interment in the Michigan Memorial Park in Flat Rock, Michigan. He died on Sunday, February 16, 2003 at the Baptist DeKalb Hospital.
A resident of Smithville, Mr. Judkins was a retired Teamster of Local 299, a WW II veteran, had been employed by J & A Services in Michigan and was affiliated with the Woodland Assembly of God in Michigan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Josie Vanhoouser Judkins, his mother, Cleo Caldwell Turner Judkins, a sister, Mary Judkins Worcester and by five brothers, James, Grady and Chris Judkins, Kelley Turner and Harrison Spurlock.
He is survived by his wife, Angeline Judkins of Smithville, five sons, Randall, Wendell and Steven Judkins of Warren, Michigan, Michael Judkins of Wisconsin and Tom Smathers of Riverview, Michigan, 2 daughters, Alma Cogdill of Hohenwald, Tennessee and Marlene Landini of Taylor, Michigan and by 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, H. J. Judkins of Smithville, three sisters, Audrey Jones of North Ridgeville, Ohio, Claudine Thurman of Glendale, Arizona and Gerthy Anderson of Elyria, Ohio and by a special niece, Glenda Judkins Barnes of Smithville.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

Jewel B. Turner

Funeral services were held for Jewel B. Turner, 79, on Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Brother Bryan Jones and Brother Garry McBride officiated with interment in the DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He died on Thursday, February 20, 2003 at his residence of an extended illness.
A resident of Smithville, Mr. Turner was a retired construction worker and was affiliated with the Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his son, Donnie Turner, his parents, William Turner and Mattie Lee Driver, two sisters, Ella Dean Cantrell and Mable Jones and by three brothers, Loring Turner, Edward Turner and W. M. Turner.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva Turner of Smithville, two daughters and sons-in law, Patsy and Jerry and McGuire and Peggy and Lewis Cantrell, two sons and daughters-in-law, Rickie and Tammy Turner, all of Smithville, seven grandchildren, Michelle Jones, Angela Neal, Reece Cantrell, Scott Turner, Shane Turner, Tad Turner and Tia Turner and 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Bertie Ruth Reeder of Smithville and Mai Bell James of Nashville.
Pallbearers were Shane Turner, Scott Turner, Tad Turner, Reece Cantrell, Forest Reeder, Kevin Webb and Webb Jefferies.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

Estelle Sykes Stribling

Graveside services will be held for Estelle Sykes Stribling, 82, on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Richlawn Cemetery in Waverly, Tennessee. She died on Sunday, February 23, 2003 at her residence.
A resident of Waverly, Tennessee, Mrs. Stribling was a retired dental assistant was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church. She was born on August 12, 1921 in New Johnsonville, Tennessee to parents Murry Sykes and Bruce Moore.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse V. Stribling and by a granddaughter, Jami Ann Dreaden.
She is survived by five sons and two daughters-in-law, Noel and Mildred Stribling of Henderson, Kentucky, Vicky and J. V. Stribling, Jr. of Waverly, Tennessee, Murry Stribling of Linden, Tennessee and Leon Stribling and Tim Stribling, both of Smithville and by two daughters and one son-in-law, Sally Dreaden of Smithville and Susan and Dennis Jamison of Reston, Virginia. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and by eight great grandchildren.
Luff Bowen Funeral Home in Waverly, Tennessee was in charge of the arrangements.

Tressa A. Cantrell Young

Funeral services were held for Tressa A. Cantrell Young, 93, on Monday, May 19, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Brother Bransford England and Brother Eddie Cantrell officiated with interment in the Keltonburg Cemetery. She died on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at NHC HealthCare Center in McMinnville.
A resident of Smithville, Mrs. Young was a homemaker and was affiliated with the New Union Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy P. and Sarah Annie Lappim Cantrell and by three brothers, Lee H., Cleaburn and Hugh Cantrell.
She is survived by her husband, Vernon R. Young of Smithville, a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Herman Roller of Rock Island, a brother and sister-in-law, Atwood and Eula Cantrell of Smithville and by her sister-in-law, Ruby Cantrell of Smithville. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Roger Cantrell, Wayne Cantrell, Danny Roller, George Hatcher, Cale Carver and Chad Patton.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

Margaret Preston Gilley

Funeral services were held for Margaret Preston Gilley, 81, on Monday, May 12, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Brother Royce Martin officiated with interment in the Bethel Cemetery. She died on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. 
A resident of Smithville, Mrs. Gilley was a merchant, a charter member of the Short Mountain Eastern Star and was affiliated with the United Methodist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Gilley and by her parents, Hervey and Verna Preston.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jean Ann and Clifford Knudson of McMinnville, two sons and a daughter-in-law, Rickey and Dorothy Gilley of Morrison and Flint Gilley of Smithville and by eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
She is also survived by two brothers, James Preston of Woodbury and Harry Preston of Crossville.
Pallbearers were Dwayne Knudson, Darrel Knudson, Edd Cantrell, Wilson Gilley, David Preston, Terry Preston and Gabrel Knudson.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

Lois Jean Hamilton

Funeral services were held for Lois Jean Hamilton, 60, on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Love-Cantrell Chapel in Smithville. Pastor Dennis Clark officiated with interment in the West Cemetery in Cookeville. She died on Saturday, May 10, 2003 at Baptist DeKalb Hospital.
A resident of Smithville, Mrs. Hamilton was the former owner of Lois's Daycare and was a Seventh Day Adventist.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas B. Hamilton, her parents, Charles Buck and Mina Bell Hale Page and by her sister, Martha Sue Page.
She is survived by her husband, Connie Kennedy, a son and daughter-in-law, Victor and LaVonna Hamilton, all of Smithville, a daughter and son-in-law, Norma Jean Burleson and Mike Sullivan of California, two stepdaughters, Anna Howard of Cookeville and Rebecca Whitson of Sparta and by six grandchildren, six step grandchildren and one great grandchild. She is also survived by three brothers, Donald Page of Antioch, Robert Page of Smithville and Jerry Page of McMinnville and by four sisters, Faye Wicks of Cookeville and Carol Miller, Judy Bullard and Kathy Cantrell, all of Smithville.
Pallbearers were Roman, R .J. and Josh Linder, David and Garth Coffee and Steve Page.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

John Robert Byford

Funeral services were held for John Robert Byford, 82, on Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville. Brother Lawrence Puckett officiated with interment in the DeKalb Memorial Gardens. He died on Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at Stones River Hospital in Woodbury.
A resident of Woodbury, Mr. Byford was retired from Ford Motor Company and the U. A. W. and was a member of the Open Bible Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Betty Sue Davis and by his parents, George and Callie Keaton Byford.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Byford of Woodbury, seven children, Paul Byford, Linda Judkins and Deann Adams, all of Smithville, J. C. Byford, Eva Montgomery and George Lee Byford, all of Dowelltown and John and Randy Byford of Wisconsin and by 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He is also survived by two sisters, Vernie Comfort and Georgia Owens, both of Smithville and by two brothers, James Byford of Kingsport and Owen Byford of Woodbury and by several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were David Gipson, Donald Byford, George Byford, Robert Gipson, Jr. Osment and Phillip Byford.
John Byford, Tim Roller and Glen Brown served as honorary pallbearers.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the arrangements.

John Larry Frazier

Funeral services were held for John Larry Frazier, 62, on May 17, 2003 at 2:30 p.m. at the Dry Creek Baptist Church in Dowelltown. Brother Donald Owens officiated with burial in the Frazier Family Cemetery. He died on Wednesday, May 14, 2003.
A resident of Huntsville, Alabama, Mr. Frazier was a skilled NASA engineer for 38 years, an experienced cattleman, an enthusiastic gardener and music lover.
He was preceded in death by his father, Woodrow Wilson Frazier and by a brother, Ronnie Frazier.
He is survived by his wife, Billie Ann Frazier of Huntsville, his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara G. Frazier and Todd Nuckels of Florance, Alabama, two sons and daughters-in-law, Bruno and Geri Frazier of Smyrna, Georgia and Henry and Natalie Frazier of Huntsville and by eight grandchildren, Jonathan, Rebecca, Jacob, Andrew, Ryan, Sean, Christopher and William. He is also survived by his mother, Louise Keyt Frazier of Dowelltown and by five siblings, Judy Kimbrell, Peggy Thomas, Debra Fuson, Kathy Hendrix and Lisa Cripps.
Pallbearers were Josh Thomas, Jeff Fuson, Jared Hendrix, Matthew Cripps, Justin Cripps, Jordan Cripps, Jonathan Frazier and Jacob Frazier.
Nolan Turner, Jimmy Womack, Kenny Edge, Teddy Edge, Bobby Joins, Bob Earl Fuston, Gary Mullican, Jack Frazier, Kenneth Tramel, Richard Frazier, David Frazier and Randall Frazier served as honorary pallbearers.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville was in charge of the local arrangements.

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