Sentinel 7/24/12

Alma Irene Williford

Retired School Teacher

Alma Irene Williford, 72, of Gainesboro passed away July 12 at her residence in the Hurricane Community of Jackson County. Funeral services were held July 15 at the chapel of Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Doyle Wilmoth and Jody Dickens officiating. Interment followed in the Cubb Creek Cemetery.

Alma Irene Williford was born Oct. 20, 1939 in Jackson County. She was a retired school teacher at Gainesboro Elementary School and was a member of the Hurricane Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mabry and Ruth Sloan Williford; brother, Sidney Williford; and brother-in-law, Larry Dickens.

Surviving relatives include her brothers, Joe and wife Annette Williford of Christiana and Tom and wife Martha Williford of Cookeville; sisters, Patricia and husband Don Floyd of Murfreesboro, Nancy Loftis of Clinton, Cindy and husband Pat Hughes of Murfreesboro and Dianne Dickens of Oak Ridge; sister-in-law, Mary Williford of Sparta; 21 nieces and nephews; 31 great nieces and nephews; one great great niece; and one great great nephew.

Perry Roberts


Perry Roberts, 81, passed away July 13. Funeral services were held July 16 at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Christian Memorial Cultural Center.

Perry Roberts was retired from Roofers Local 149 and a devout Christian.

He was the beloved husband of Betty; father of Donna and husband Mike Corey, Jo, Kenny and wife Johanna, Jeff and wife Cindy, Anthony and wife Angela and Gwen Hamm; dear grandfather of 15 and great grandfather of 21.

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