Citizen-Statesman 1/10/12

Mattie Lee “Pat” Watson Tomlin Carlisle

Retired

Mattie Lee “Pat” Watson Tomlin Carlisle of Whitleyville passed away Dec. 26. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 from the Chapel of the Hermitage Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers included: Phillip Tomlin, Mark Carlisle, John Carlisle, Tim Goard, Mike Nacarato, David Hays, Les Barker and Bryant Vincion.

Mattie Lee “Pat” Watson Tomlin Carlisle was retired from the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, a member of the Eastern Star, the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Union Hill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Roy Watson; first husband, L.B. Tomlin; second husband, Harold Carlisle; and sister, Ailene (Horace) Watkins.

Surviving relatives include: sons: Larry and wife Brenda Tomlin and Danny and wife Joan Tomlin; grandchildren, Phillip and wife Shannon Tomlin, Regina and husband Dan Peters and Keith Tomlin; great grandchildren, Wyatt Peters and Lauren Peters; step children, Mark and wife Marie Carlisle, Cheryl and husband Robert Focer, Tanna and husband Roger Short and John and wife Lynette Carlisle; and sisters, Elizabeth and husband James Goard, Wanda and husband Larnie Wilson and Beverly and husband Les Barker.

Mitchell Copas

Farmer

Mitchell Copas, 88, of Hermitage Springs passed away Dec. 27 at Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 30 from the Chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Hermitage Springs Cemetery with military honors.

Pallbearers included: George Curtis, Richard Green, Tim Copas, Ronald Copas, Donald Copas, James Copas, Connie Wayne Dillehay and Avery Johnson.

Mitchell Copas was born May 29, 1923 in Monroe County. He was a farmer, an employee of the Clay County Highway Dept. for eight years, a World War II veteran and a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertie Nelson and Gertrude Hale Copas; wife, Bertha Lee Copas; daughter, Virginia Carlson; son, Gary Copas; sister, Genevieve Copas; half sisters, Ora Russell and Marie Davis; brothers, Ed and Everett Copas; and half brother, Earl Copas.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Kathryn and husband Roger Langford of Red Boiling Springs; sons, Jerry and wife Pam Copas of Smyrna and Brad and Melissa Copas of Moss; son in law, Daniel Carlson of Lake Worth, FL.; sister, Ruenell Anderson; brother, Roy Copas both of Tipton, IN.; eight grandchildren; two step grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren.

Joyce H. Ford Harlan

Retired

Joyce H. Ford Harlan, 88, of Tompkinsville, KY. passed away Dec. 27 at Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 30 from the Freedom #2 Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Shawn Jay Madsen officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Poland Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Active Pallbearers included: Brian Madsen, Max Brady, Justin Brady, Kenny Russell, Shawn Madsen and C.J. Madsen.

Honorary Pallbearers included: Sonny Arnett, Dr. Tony Carter, Junior Rhoton, Larry McLerran and Dr. Michael Carter.

Joyce H. Ford Harlan was born June 8, 1923 in Monroe County. She was a retired grocery store owner and florist, an Auxiliary Member of DAV and a member of Freedom #2 Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy Ford and Lillie Rhoton Ford; step father, Barlie Plumlee; husbands, Villie Netherton and Aaron Harlan; daughter, Darlene Kennedy; brother, Don C. Ford; and granddaughter, Tammy Lynn Russell.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Ruenell Brady; son, William Harvey Netherton both of Tompkinsville; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren.

Eddie Lee Huddleston

Sawmill Worker

Eddie Lee Huddleston, 52 of Celina passed away Dec. 3 at Cumberland County Hospital. Funeral services were held Dec. 7 from the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Lonnie Watson officiating. Interment followed in the Shorts Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers include: Zacky Huddleston, Kenny Ray Huddleston, Josh Vibbert, Chris Riley, Daryl Poindexter, Jim Webb, Josh Franklin and Daniel Scott.

Eddie Lee Huddleston was born March 15, 1959 in Cumberland County, KY. He was a sawmill worker for Barky Beaver and of the Church of Christ faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Hall Sambo Huddleston; brothers, Kenneth Hall Bubbles Huddleston and Joseph Todd Huddleston; paternal grandparents, Buck and Annie Huddleston; and several aunts and uncles.

Surviving relatives include: mother, Annie Lee Huddleston Blakley of Celina; children, Amy Rena Huddleston (and Dewayne Allen) of Burkesville, KY., Eddie Jr. Huddleston (and Marty Wiess) of Celina, and Joseph Lee Huddleston (and Amy Wiess) of Celina; brothers,  Billy Huddleston and Julius Spears both of Celina; sisters, Darlene and husband Tommy Franklin, Patty and husband William Sewell and Kim and husband Robert Riley all of Burkesville, KY.; and grandchildren, Briana Scott, Haley Scott, MacKinzie Scott, A.J. Allen, Jordan Huddleston, Tia Huddleston, Ty Huddleston, A.J. Wiess, Amy Wiess, Austin Wiess and Andrew Wiess.

Janice Fay Williams Melton

Homemaker

Janice Fay Williams Melton, 64, of the Gaines Hill Community of Cumberland County, KY. passed away Dec. 30 at Cumberland County Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 1 from the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Alvin Sells and Bro. Gary Cash officiating. Interment followed in the Gaines Hill Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers included: George Melton, Brandon Strother, Bryant Thompson, Ruel Melton, Jr., Stacy Thompson, Brandon Nelson, John Melton and Alan Jackson Day.

Honorary Pallbearers included: Ruel Melton, Sr.

Janice Fay Williams Melton was born March 14, 1947 in Putnam County. She was a homemaker and worked for 17 years as a factory worker at Sutton Shirt Corp. and a member of the First Baptist Church in Celina and attended Pleasant Hill Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Estes and Mary Louise Smith Williams; and aunts and uncles, Joe Smith, Jr., Dorothy Smith, Butler, Arvil Smith, Robert Williams, Oather Williams, Fred Williams, Ethel Williams Smith, Roy Smith, Ross Smith, Jim Smith, Charles Smith, Milton E. Williams, Betty W. Roach, Bessie W. Key and Mary Westmoreland.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Lester Merle Melton of Burkesville; sister, Willie May Williams Day of Celina; aunts and uncles, Eva Nell Allen, Betty Sue Scott, Marie Groce, Gene Smith and Fred Smith; niece and nephew, Tina Day Kelley and Tony Day; and several other nieces and nephews.

Eddy Ray Sherrell

Farmer

Eddy Ray Sherrell, 77, of Celina passed away Dec. 4 at his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 6 from the Rock Springs Church of Christ with Bro. John Mustain officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery. Norris-New Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers included: Sam Winfree, Jimmy Short, Jeff Sherrell, Joey Anderson, Stevie Key and Mike Ruby.

Eddy Ray Sherrell was born Nov. 20, 1934 in Clay County. He was a farmer and a member of the Rock Springs Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cordell Sherrell.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Betty Key Sherrell of Celina; mother, Lucy Scott Sherrell of Celina; sons, Clifford Ray Sherrell of Celina and Anthon Wayne and wife Rebecca Sherrell of Waller, TX.; daughter Kathy Sherrell and husband Jimmy Short of Celina; brothers, Edward Sherrell, Elbert Sherrell, Harlan Sherrell and Donald Sherrell; grandchildren, Hannah McMinn, Rebecca McMinn Golden, James Heath Short, Maralyn Rae Short and Maryna Betty Sure Sherrell; and great grandson, Ashton Golden.

Mahdeen Davis

Homemaker

Mahdeen Davis, 87, of Hermitage Springs passed away Jan. 2 at Macon County General Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 4 from the Chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Dewayne Fox officiating. Interment followed in the Whitley Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: family and friends.

Mahdeen Davis was born Dec. 18, 1924 in Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Vernon Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Norma Davis.

Surviving relatives include: several cousins and a host of friends.

Hector Garcia

Sawmill Worker

Hector Garcia, 64, of Willette passed away Jan. 4 at The Palace. Graveside services were held Jan. 5 from the Thomas Cemetery with Hugh Wayne Clark officiating. Anderson and Son Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers included: his friends.

Hector Garcia was born Nov. 2, 1947 in Cuba. He was a sawmill worker for Clark Lumber Company for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Angel Garcia Gonzalez and Hilda Perez Alacon.

Survivors include: many friends.

Ronnie D. Knight

Self Employed

Ronnie D. Knight, 63, of Red Boiling Springs passed away Jan. 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 from the Chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Clementsville Cemetery.

Active Pallbearers included: Ricky Green, Chris Powell, Lewis Mahaney, Kimball Hall, James Davis and Charles Green.

Honorary Pallbearers included: Arlin West and Jerry Dale Davis.

Ronnie D. Knight was born Nov. 15, 1948 in Monroe County, KY. He was a self employed carpenter for 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Knight; step father, Junior Taylor; and father in law, Earl Davis.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Helen Davis Knight; daughters, Tammy and husband Randall Bray all of Red Boiling Springs and Pam and husband Ricky Arms of Moss; mother in law, Louise Davis of Hermitage Springs; sister, Teresa and husband Paul Copas; grandson Bradley Bray and Courtney; great granddaughter, Rylee Bray all of Red Boiling Springs; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

In Loving Memory

To Lonnie Shane Blakley on his birthday, Jan. 2, 1969; passed away on June 12, 1992 at age 25.

When tomorrow starts without you and I’m not here to see. If the sun should rise and find your eyes filled with tears for me. I wish so much you wouldn’t cry. The way you did today. While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say. I know how much you loved us.

As much as we love you. And each time we think of you. I know you’ll miss us to. But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand.  That Jesus came and called my name. And took me by the hand. And said my place was ready in heaven far above. And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love. For every time you think of me. I’m right here in your heart.

Love always,

Donnie, Mama, Jammie, Ryan, Anna, Becky, Jordan, Brooklyn, Matty, Lonnie, Marty, Lindsay

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