Citizen-Statesman 3/27/12

Vassie Smith Brown Fleming

Factory Worker

Vassie Smith Brown Fleming, 87, of Milltown passed away March 16 at The Palace. Funeral services were held March 19 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Jimmy Cook and Jack Honeycutt officiating. Interment followed in the Jenkins Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: her grandsons.

Vassie Smith Brown Fleming was born Jan. 16, 1925 in Monroe County, KY. She was a factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Illow and Elizabeth Shaw Smith; husbands, Emmitt Brown and Andrew Veltra Fleming; great granddaughter, Daisy Fleming; sisters, Delma Spears, Della Denton, Irene Williams and Carmie Ford; and brothers, Webster and Dumas Smith.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Neida and husband Jerry Dallas and Cynthia Smalling; sons, Doug and wife Mildred Fleming and Bobby Joe and wife Rita Fleming all of Red Boiling Springs and Terry and wife Sandra Fleming of Lafayette; sister, Ilean Cherry of Hermitage Springs; brothers, Dallas and wife Glenda Smith and Preston and wife Rita Smith all of Smiths Grove, KY.; ten grandchildren; four step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and six step great grandchildren.

Adam Christopher Head


Adam Christopher Head, 15, of Red Boiling Springs passed away March 13 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held March 16 from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Threet officiating. Interment followed in the Clementsville Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Gary Head, Jason Head, Freddie Kendall, Shawn Howard, Jason Hammer, Terry Scott, Cody Adams, Chris Turner, Jimmy Strode and Kyle Laray.

Adam Christopher Head was born Oct. 8, 1996 in Glasgow, KY. He was a Clay County High School Student and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

Surviving relatives include: parents, Derek Christopher and Sherry Marie Adams Head of Red Boiling Springs; sisters, Tamara Ann and Autumn Joy Head of Red Boiling Springs; grandfather, Gary Lee Head, Sr. of Moss; grandparents, Janice and Richard DeVoe of Las Vegas, NV and Shelby and Mike Hull of Tompkinsville, KY; great grandfather, Ocie Adams of Tompkinsville, KY; and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins.

Shirley Edward Buster Jones


Shirley Edward Buster Jones, 67, of Celina passed away March 11 at Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga. Funeral services were held March 15 from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Harold Reeder officiating. Interment followed in the Hamilton Addition of the Fitzgerald Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Doug Bailey, Dick Copeland, Ed Al-Saigh, Ron Hogan, Bob Kizer, Waylon McLerran and Kyce Spear.

Honorary pallbearer included: Butch Burnette.

Shirley Edward Buster Jones was born Dec. 11, 1944 in Maryville. He was retired from the Nashville District, Corps of Engineers as Superintendent of the Dale Hollow Powerhouse and was a member and current minister of the Cave Springs Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley Houston and Alberta Lequire Jones; wife, Peggy Jean Spear Jones; and brother, Samuel H. Jones.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Phyllis Branham Jones; sons, James and wife Joy Key of Celina and Roy Key of Moss; brother, Joseph L. Jones of Tulsa, OK; sisters, Nancy A. Westbrook of Hermitage, Nellie G. Al-Saigh of Falls Church, VA, Margaret Mahood, Edna Rubio and Ada Kizer all of Knoxville; grandchildren, James Derrick Key and Christopher Louis Edward Key both of Cookeville and Brandi Shea Key of Moss.

Ida Mae Lacy Pentecost


Ida Mae Lacy Pentecost, 87, of Red Boiling Springs passed away March 19 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held March 21 from the Whitley Cemetery with Jimmy Cook officiating. Anderson and Son Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers included: her family and friends.

Ida Mae Lacy Pentecost was born Jan. 14, 1925 in Todd County, KY. She was a homemaker and a member of the Red Boiling Springs Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Myra Whitney Lacy.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Phyllis Copass of Red Boiling Springs; son, Gary Pentecost of Lexington, KY; grandsons, James Harris of Allons and Brad Copass of Red Boiling Springs; and two great grandchildren.

Card of Thanks

The family of Adam Head would like to thank all of the wonderful people who helped our family during the loss of Adam. The beautiful flowers, mementoes and all of the food that was brought or sent meant more than you can ever know. There are so many people that contributed money to Adam’s funeral cost that it would be almost impossible to thank everyone individually, so please accept our heartfelt thank you for the huge amount that was paid on his funeral bill.

A special thank you to Brother Bill Threet for the comforting words at the funeral but mostly for coming to the hospital and helping us through that terrible time.

To the singers we would like to thank you for the beautiful songs and the kind words of encouragement. There are no words to express our gratitude to Upton Funeral Home for all of the help and time you gave to us during our loss.

You never know how many people care for someone until something like this happens. To all of the people who came to the funeral home we can never thank you enough. To Adam’s classmates, teachers and friends, he would have loved knowing that you cared so much. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you have done.


God Bless You All,

Derek, Sherry, Tamara, Autumn Head

                                                                                       Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

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