Sentinel 7/17/12

Judy E. Copas

Cashier

Judy E. Copas, 56, of Gainesboro passed away July 5 at her residence. Funeral services were held July 7 at the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Jeffery Burton officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Cemetery in Gainesboro.

Pallbearers were: Tyrome Brooms, Michael Barley, Matthew Allen, Jackie Polson, Ethan Brown and Wesley Hunter.

Judy E. Copas was born June 14, 1956 in Jackson County. She was a cashier at Wal-Mart in Tompkinsville, KY.

She was preceded in death by her father, Garvis Poston.

Surviving relatives include her mother, Julia Poston of Gainesboro; daughter, Brandy Copas of Gainesboro; son, Chance Copas of Tompkinsville, KY; sister, Jo Helen Poston of Gainesboro; brother, James Roy Poston of Gainesboro; and two grandchildren.

Tonya Mae Stewart

Waitress

Tonya Mae Stewart, 35, of Scottsburg, IN passed away July 6 at Scott County Memorial Hospital in Scottsburg, IN. Funeral services were held July 8 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

Tonya Mae Stewart was born Nov. 4, 1976 in Madison, IN. She was a waitress and a member of New Hope Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Stewart; maternal grandparents, Cordell and Georgia Matthews; and paternal grandparents, Jack and Cora Stewart.

Surviving relatives include her mother, Donna Faye Matthews of Whitleyville; brother, Jacob Matthews of Whitleyville; sisters, Bonnie Wicker, Tiffany Coomer and Brenda Coomer all of Indiana; special friends, Terri, Tammy and Martha; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

Michael A. Ellis

Automotive Detailing

Michael A. Ellis, 32, of Gainesboro passed away July 10 as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services were held July 14 at the Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery.

Michael A. Ellis was born Dec. 5, 1979 in Cookeville. He worked in automotive detailing and was a member of the McCoinsville Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Curtis, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Gurstle and Easter Ellis; and maternal grandfather, Bobby Brown.

Surviving relatives include his parents, Curtis Ellis of Gainesboro and Shirley and husband, Ronnie Scott of Gainesboro; grandparents, Melvin and Sue Jared of Gainesboro; step-grandmother, Thelma Petty of Gainesboro; step-brother, Phillip Scott of Gainesboro; sister, Jennifer Brown of Gainesboro; nephew, Blake Ballard; niece, Gracie Brown; and several aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Draper Cook

Retired

Draper Cook, 79, of Nashville and a Highland Community native passed away June 30 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held July 14 at West Harpeth Funeral Home in Nashville with E.C. “Comer” Meadows officiating. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery in Jackson County.

Draper Cook was born Oct. 12, 1932 in Jackson County. He retired from the Ford Glass Plant in Nashville after 42 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and a United Methodist in belief.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Ambrose Cook and Flossie Leona Richardson Cook; sisters, Alma Butler and husband Floyd, Zephia Witcher and husband Raymond, Ruby Givens, Grace Keith and husband John, Opal Holland and husband Duard; and brothers, Dow Cook and wife Jo Cason Cook, Dillard Cook and wife Blanche Dixon Cook, Donald Lee Cook and Clay Cook.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Betty Cook; daughter, Vickie Cook and special friend, Bett Shoun of Madison; son, Quinn Cook and wife Kim Thiry Cook of Murfreesboro; brother, Joe Cook of Dickson; sisters-in-law, Delores Minchey Cook of the Wartrace Community and Edith Cook of Hendersonville; brother-in-law, James Givens of Hendersonville; and grandchildren, Colby Means, Connor Means and Keira Cook.

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