Citizen-Statesman 5/8/12

Olyne Hogan Gates

Retired Teacher

Olyne Hogan Gates, 99, of Celina passed away April 26 at Celina Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held April 28 from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Mike Pryor and Ty Pryor officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Johnny Dowell, Ronald Bailey, Ray Roberts, Bill Marcom, Franklin Poindexter and Robert Craighead.

Olyne Hogan Gates was born Oct. 18, 1912 in Willow Grove. She was a retired teacher for the Clay County School System and a member of the Celina Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Brinkley M. and Cora Alice Hogan; husband, Millard Green Gates; brother, Nard Hogan; and sister, Opal Fritts.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Shirley and husband Bill Bartlett of Springfield; grandchildren, Dana and husband Mark Kimberlin of Kingston and Wm Sonny and wife Claire Bartlett of Roseville, CA; and great grandchildren, Emmerson Kimberlin, Alex Bartlett and Amelia Bartlett.

George Hampton “Hamp” Mabry

Homemaker

George Hampton “Hamp” Mabry, 91, of Cookeville passed away April 29 at NHC of Cookeville. Funeral services were held May 2  from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Bros. Buddy Johnson and Mike Brown officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: family and friends.

George Hampton “Hamp” Mabry was born March 26, 1921 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker, had worked 14 years as a receptionist in the Information Center at Tennessee Tech and was a member of Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Bain and Dixie Lassie Hampton Gailbreath; husband, Flynn Mabry; son, Robert Mabry; sister, Mary Katherine Anderson; and brother, Edward “Bub” Gailbreath.

Surviving relatives include: son, Ken and wife Regina Mabry of Monterey; daughters, Kay and husband Neil Ranft and Jane and husband Don Foy all of Cookeville and Ann and husband Terry Sissom of Gordonsville; grandchildren, Chris Mabry, Ian Mabry, Evan Mabry, Kendra Shelton, Kelly and Kerry Kimbrough, Holly and husband Jerry Myers, Alex Mabry, Sarah Foy and Julia Foy; great grandchildren, Ashley and Ethan Mabry, Shelby and Elijah Myers and Knox Kimbrough; and sister, Joy Brown of Gainesboro.

Essie Mae Smith

Homemaker

Essie Mae Smith, 97, of Gainesboro passed away April 30 at her residence. Graveside services were held May 1 at the Jonestown Cemetery. Upton Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Essie Mae Smith was born Nov. 28, 1914 in Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie B. Bill and Flora G. Denton Armer; husband, Norman Leslie Mage Smith; brothers, Sam Thomas Armer and Delbert Armer; and sisters, Jewell McBride, Mertie Smith, Lassie O. Short, Ruby Odle, Elise Moore and Lovie Pauline McLerran.

Surviving relatives include: son, Troy and wife Betty Sue Smith of Cookeville; daughter, Jerlene and husband Sanford Lynn of Gainesboro; sister, Wealtha Strong of Celina; grandchildren, Tonya Sue Smith and David Tyrell Lynn; and great grandchildren, Lucas and Jameka Lynn.

Dorothy Willey

Retired

Dorothy Willey, 88, of Cookeville passed away May 1 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 4 from the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Lynn Bullock and Bro. Marvin Saylors officiating. Interment followed in the William J. Cherry Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Bob Birdwell, Mike Birdwell, Jimmy McBride, Caige McBride, William Cherry and Jack Eads.

Dorothy Willey was born Feb. 13, 1924 in Clay County. She was a retired store auditor with Goldblatt’s Department Store in Springfield, IL. and was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rich and Bonnie Cunningham Eads; husbands, Ralph Cherry and John Willey.

Surviving relatives include: son, Douglas and wife Anna Rose Cherry of Cookeville; daughter, Judy and husband John Latta of Effingham, IL; grandchildren, Heather Latta, David Latta and William Cherry; step grandchild, Jimmy and wife Donna McBride; great grandchildren, Caige and Cale McBride; sister, Iva Dean Boastick of Palmer, IL; and brother, Willie Eads of Springfield, IL.

Peggy Johnson Copess

Garment Factory Worker

Peggy Johnson Copess, 69, of Union Hill passed away May 3 at St. Thomas Hospital. Graveside services were held May 5 from the Union Hill Cemetery with Hubert Jones officiating. Anderson and Son Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.

Active pallbearers included: Ricky Copess, Lee Cotton Knight, Craig Copess, Tyler Ray, Sawyer Cross and Stacey Browning.

Honorary pallbearers included: Jimmy Copas, Doug Browning and Terry Phillips.

Peggy Johnson Copess was born July 5, 1942 in Clay County. She was a garment factory worker and a member of the Mt. Vernon Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Neva Cross Johnson; and husband, H.C. Copess.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Vicki and husband Arno Hatcher of Union Hill, Traci Copas of Scottsville, KY, and Dawn and husband Cotton Knight of Red Boiling Springs; son, Ricky and Sandra Copess of Mt. Vernon; brothers, Roger and Barbara Johnson, Alan and Cheryl Johnson and Steve Johnson all of Indiana; seven grandchildren; one step grandchild; and four great grandchildren.

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