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Sentinel 10/30/12

Robert Lee Johnson


Robert Lee Johnson, 84, passed away Oct. 21 at his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Wayne Wells and Bro. Johnny Fox officating. Interment followed at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Blake Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Steve Johnson, Donnie Elkins, Tommy Thompson, Jeff Draper, Allen Doty, Donnie Black, Benton Quarles, E.M. Dudney, W.C. White, Jack Reeves, Jimmy White, Joe Johnson, Steve Cassetty and Mike O’Mara.

Robert Lee Johnson was born Oct. 4, 1928 in Jackson County. He was an attorney and former General Sessions Judge in Jackson County. He was also a former State Representative and a member of Gainesboro Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife Faye Johnson; his parents Oliver Lee Johnson and Olga Simpson Johnson; son-in-law Dewayne Chaffin and granddaughter Toni Lee Chaffin.

Surviving relatives include two daughters Nancy Johnson Chaffin of Gainesboro and Melinda Johnson Doty of Nashville; grandchildren Luke and wife Melanie Chaffin, Joanna and husband Lloyd Williams, Nicholas Doty and Eric Doty and their father Allen Doty; great grandchildren Anna Claire Williams, Robert Parker Chaffin and Lloyd Franklin Williams; brothers Jack and wife Chris Johnson and Ted Johnson; sister-in-law Cathy Draper of Knoxville and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thelma Dean Jones

Factory Worker

Thelma Dean Jones, 66, passed away Oct. 23 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Newberry officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.

Thelma Dean Jones was born March 23, 1946 in Jackson County. She was a factory worker and a member of New Salem Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joe Polk Pippin and Ora D. Williams; brothers Joe “Pokey” Pippin, Donny Lee Pippin and James Luther Pippin, an infant sister and grandson Noel Lee.

Surviving relatives include her husband Herman “Booger” Jones of Gainesboro; one daughter Christina Burgess of Bloomington Springs; grandchildren Eric Jones, Ethan Burgess and Elijah Burgess; step-son John Wayne Jones of Gainesboro; brother Roger Dale Pippin; sister Linda Faye Hix and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Letha Nell Seagraves

Letha Nell Seagraves, 86, passed away Oct. 14 at NHC in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Oct. 17 from the Smith Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Pleasant Hill, with Rev. Lynn Seagraves officiating. Jackson County Funeral Home and Cremation Center were in charge of arrangements. Interment followed at Church Cemetery

Letha Nell Seagraves was born Feb. 2, 1926 in White County.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alonze and Naomi Treadway Milligan.

Surviving relatives include daughter Patricia Ann Boles of Hilham; sons Michael Seagraves of Hilham, Ralph Nelson Seagraves of Muncie, IN, and Douglas kent Seagraves of Peru, IN; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great, great granddaughter.

Lucille Glover Wooley


Lucille Glover Wooley, 69, passed away Oct. 25 at NHC Health Care Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Oct. 29 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Lyles officiating.

Lucille Glover Wooley was born Dec. 18, 1942 in Sullivan County. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents Roy Lee Glover and Josephine Witt Glover; her husband Donald W. Wooley; son Robert Wooley and sister Helen Kash.

Surviving relatives include sons Donald Wooley, Craig and wife Linda Wooley, Scott and wife Michelle Wooley all of Michigan and Hershel Wooley of Rogersville; brother John Wayne Glover of Michigan; sister Margie Johnson of Gainesboro and special friends Dr. Eric Fox of Cookeville, Melissa Netherton of Gainesboro and Jackie Wooley of Gainesboro.

Card of Thanks

The family of Jessica Dawes would like to thank everyone who helped and supported us with our benefit for Jessica and all the love and kindness that all my friends and family and business showed us was so great that words cannot express what we feel in our heart for all of you. All the food, donations, all the people that helped us, we thank you from the bottom of our heart. Jackson County people are fine people and help you when you need it. Thanks to Fairview Center for helping us and the use of your building. We love all of you. Thanks to all of you for the love and support through the hard time we have had to endure. We will always remember you all for any and everything you did. We love you always.


Judy Ragland

Josh Ragland

Tony and Donna Ragland and Family

Gina and Billy Kirby and Family

               Justin and Jessica Dawes

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