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Citizen-Statesman 3/20/12

John Cherry

Factory Worker

John Cherry, 65, of Red Boiling Springs passed away March 8 at his residence. Funeral services were held March 11 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Roy Henson officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Joe Ray Jones, Stacey Jones, Kevin Brown, Roy Brown, Alan Grider and Carlene Jones.

John Cherry was born Dec. 9, 1946 in Monroe County, KY. He was a factory worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wintford and Estell Jones Cherry.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Charlotte Cherry; daughters, Tabitha and husband Mike Short and Wendy Cherry and Jimmie Brown; sons, Kevin and wife Smyrna Brown and Roy and wife Donna Brown; and grandchildren, Haley, Johnathan, Evan, Gauge, Lukas and Laura.

Opal Irene McBride Spivey

Homemaker

Opal Irene McBride Spivey, 87, of Baptist Ridge passed away Feb. 10 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with James Delk officiating. Interment followed in the McDonald Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Doug Spivey, Kelly Spivey, James Homer Dailey, John Polston, Kevin Taylor and Jordon Dulworth.

Opal Irene McBride Spivey was born July 7, 1924 in Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Felix Granville Jack and Vewey Gilpatrick McBride; husband, Perry Malcolm Spivey; sons, Minor Earl, Douglas and Malcolm Spivey, son-in-law, Homer Dailey; and sister, Dorothy McClain.

Surviving relatives include: son, Joe Felix and wife Nell Spivey of Monroe; daughters, Mae Sue Dailey, Jean and husband Johnny Allen all of Baptist Ridge and Joyce and husband Steven Strong of Celina; brothers, Luther and wife Brenda McBride of Baptist Ridge and Turner and wife Kathy McBride of Indianapolis, IN.; grandchildren, Lisa Brown, Douglas Spivey, Jr., Opal Estep, James Homer Dailey, Crystal Polston, Berniece Spivey, Kelly Spivey, Tessa Taylor and Meagan Allen; 12 great grandchildren; special caregiver, Patricia Sullivan; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Joe Herbert Stephens

Retired

Joe Herbert Stephens, 76, of Pea Ridge passed away March 11 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held March 14 from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Randy Stephens officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Brad Stafford, Joe Groce, Wendell Key, Bob Barr, Rodney Raines, Rick Flory, Dennis McClain and Ken Miller.

Joe Herbert Stephens was born Feb. 23, 1936 in Pea Ridge. He was a retired supervisor for General Motors and an Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Herbert and Lura Allene Scott Stephens.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Nelda Francis Maines Stephens of Celina; son, Joe Herbert Stephens, Jr. of Murfreesboro; daughter, Tina Michelle Stephens of Indianapolis, IN.; brothers, James E. Stephens of Celina and Jerry L. Stephens of Manchester; and sister, Jean S. Nuckols of Fishers, IN.

Louise “Lou” Duffer Williams

Secretary

Louise “Lou” Duffer Williams, 76, of Red Boiling Springs and formerly of Bethpage passed away March 12 at her residence. Funeral services were held March 14 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Rock Bridge Cemetery in Bethpage.

Pallbearers included: her family and friends.

Louise “Lou” Duffer Williams was born Feb. 21, 1936 in Sumner County. She was a former secretary for the Nation Wide Studios in Gallatin and a member of the Longview Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russ and Dell Lane Duffer; sisters, Virginia Howell and Monty Halama; and brothers, Major Will E., Jack, Ben and Russell Duffer.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Jack Williams; sister, Mary Lee Barringer of Memphis; and brothers, Johnny Duffer of Okeechobee, FL. and Ralph Duffer of Westmoreland.

Card Of Thanks

  It seems so insignificant to simply say thank you. However, we would like to say how appreciative we are for all the acts of kindness and words of sympathy extended to us during the loss of our wonderful and precious mother, Opal Spivey. Your gestures will never be forgotten.

We would like to thank Upton Funeral Home for the professional and personal attention they gave us during this time, the Clay Co. Ambulance personnel for their courteous and professional care and, the Livingston Regional Hospital and Dr. Michael Cox for all their care and concern. Thank you to the ladies at Amedisys for taking such good care of her on your visits and to Patricia Sullivan for being such a great care taker while we worked away from home. Thank you to Bro. James Delk for his words of kindness and sympathy. Thanks to everyone who visited and stayed with us at the hospital and the funeral home, those who gave us a phone call, sent cards, made book donations, McDonald Cemetery donations and other donations in memory of momma.  Thanks to everyone who brought food to the funeral home and everyone who helped prepare dinner after the services. We are so very thankful and do appreciate that so much. Thanks to everyone who sent the gorgeous flower arrangements, plants and mementos. Momma would have been overwhelmed with the generosity shown to her survivors.  

We have tried our hardest to send out personal thank-you notes to each and every person who sent things. However, if we have left anyone out, we are truly sorry and hope you will accept this as your personal “Thank You” and hope you know how much we appreciate everyone for every act of kindness. Momma’s door to her home was always opened to everyone and everyone was always welcomed.  

Please accept our most sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone for showing such generosity and support. We are truly grateful to all and hope you will always remember our beloved, mother Opal Spivey.  She will be forever in our hearts.  

In loving memory of Opal Spivey

                                                                                                                                              The Family

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