Annie Louise Kinnaird Allen
Annie Louise Kinnaird Allen, 78, passed away Nov. 2 at her residence in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Cookeville City Cemetery.
Annie Louise Kinnaird Allen was born June 17, 1934 in Jackson County. She was a factory worker at Acme Boot and Wilson Sporting Goods. She was a member of the Zion Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents Gilbert Kinnaird and Claudie Kinnaird; husband Morgan Allen; brothers Finnis Kinnaird, Glen Kinnaird and James Wesley Kinnaird; and sisters Geneva Ayers, Mary Young, Elfrida Farley and Inell Edwards.
Surviving relatives include son Donald M. Allen of Houston, TX; daughter Wilma (Clay) Allen Helm of Rocky Mount, NC; grandchild Nicholas Clay Helm of Raleigh, NC; brother Harold Kinnaird of Cookeville; and sisters Kathy Knight of Flintville, Irene Gore and Thelma Ford both of Cookeville.
Arthur Leon “Buck” Stacy Jr.
Arthur Leon “Buck” Stacy Jr. passed away Nov. 2 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Ulis Hammock officiating. Interment followed at Stacy Cemetery.
Arthur Leon “Buck” Stacy Jr. was born Sept. 9, 1930 in Jackson County. He was of the Baptist faith and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur Stacy Sr. and Ann Hammock Stacy; daughter Susan Eldridge; brothers Robert Stacy, Dennis Stacy and an infant brother and sisters Christine Stacy Lichner and Wanda Stacy Carner.
Surviving relatives include daughters Peggy and husband Jim Poston of Conway, AR and Charion and husband Dean Slocum of Cookeville; grandchildren Mary Ann Eldridge and Stephanie and husband David Lively; great-grandchildren Micah Eldridge, Brenden Lively and Joshua Lively; brothers Morris Stacy and Ronnie Stacy both of Michigan; and sisters Catherine Stacy West of Cookeville and Oleane Stacy Masters of Michigan.
Zelma Ann Phillips
Zelma Ann Phillips, 95, passed away Nov. 1 in Trotwood, OH. Funeral services were held Nov. 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Zelma Ann Phillips was born March 23, 1917 in Jackson County.
She was preceded in death by her husband and daughters Jannette Potter and Helen Phillips; son-in-law Claude Hix and daughter-in-law Mary Phillips.
Surviving relatives include daughters Sue Hix, Barbara and husband Ed Staggs and Reba and husband John Battel; son Ray Phillips; son-in-law Winfred Potter; a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends which include Phil and Helen Cox.
Alinda Rhea Parham Moorer
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Alinda Rhea Parham Moorer, 71, passed away on Nov. 3 in Mount Juliet. A memorial service was held on Nov. 10 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home.
Alinda Rhea Parham Moorer was born on May 17, 1941 in Memphis. She was a dedicated Christian wife, a devoted mother and grandmother and a beloved friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents Turner and Vashti Parham; sisters Rebecca Parham Breshears and Peggy Parham McBroom and brothers Bill Parham and Dale Parham.
Surviving relatives include her husband Rex Moorer; daughter Andrea Moorer and husband Brad Altman of Lebanon; son William “Bill” and wife Amelia Moorer of Nashville, AR; sisters Evelyn Parham Jennings and Betty Parham Rhoads; and grandchildren Nickolas, Nathan, Anna and Andrew Altman and Gabriel, Jacob and Adelaide Moorer.
Gladys L. Burgess
Gladys L. Burgess, 94, passed away Nov. 6 at NHC Healthcare Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Nov. 9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Curry’s Chapel Cemetery.
Gladys L. Burgess was born March 9, 1918 in Jackson County. She was a housewife and member of the Philadelphia Church of Christ in Jackson County.
She was preceded in death by her parents Oakley F. Davidson and Anna Anderson Davidson; husband Bernice E. Burgess; sons Barney Burgess and Blair D. Burgess; brothers Leamon Davidson, Dalton Davidson and Hulon B. Davidson; sisters Doris Flatt, Sophia Jackson, Irene Stockwell and Jean Chaplan and daughter-in-law Carol Burgess.
Surviving relatives include daughters Betty and husband William Mayberry and Kathy and husband W.G. Burroughs both of the Nameless Community in Jackson County; daughter-in-law Helen Burgess of Cookeville; 11 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Ralph Billingsley, 83, passed away Nov. 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 10 in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Dow Allen and Marty Sheldon officiating. Honorary pallbearers included funeral home directors and staff, cemetery employees and grave service employees and members of Cookeville Masonic Lodge. Active pallbearers included Jonathan Medley, Edward Spurlock, Jared Sheldon, Jeremy Tomes, Bob White, Zack Greenwood, Ken Matheny, Bill Matheny, Davis Watts and David Richey. Interment with military honors followed at J.J. White Cemetery.
Ralph Billingsley was born Aug. 6, 1929 in Jackson County. He was a lifelong active member of Post Oak Shade Freewill Baptist Church, a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a member of the Upper Cumberland Funeral Directors Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents Johnathan Buchannon and Martha Beulah White Billingsley; an infant son Ralph D. Billingsley Jr.; sister Kathleen Cowan; and brother Dewie Billingsley.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 63 years Hazel Richards Billingsley; daughters and sons-in-law Marcia and husband Donnie Spurlock, Amy and husband Gary Medley all of Cookeville and Pam and husband Marty Sheldon of Lynchburg, VA; grandchildren Kristin and husband Jeremy Tomes of Huntsville, AL, Jonathan and wife Jenna Medley of Cookeville, Cynthia Medley of Nashville, Edward and wife Pamela Spurlock of Cookeville, Sarah Sheldon and Jared Sheldon both of Lynchburg, VA; special great grandchildren Addie and Camryn Tomes, Avery, Tucker and Ellie Medley and Steven and Emma Spurlock; and brothers and a sister-in-law Shirley Billingsley of Cookeville and Bernice and Frances Billingsley of Lascassas.
Billie Carol Myres
Billie Carol Myres, 55, passed away on Nov. 7 at her residence. Funeral services were held on Nov. 11 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Scantland officiating. Interment followed at Stacy Cemetery.
Billie Carol Myres was born Dec. 15, 1956 in Jackson County. She was a cafeteria worker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew Barnes and Virginia Stacy Barnes; sisters Andrea Laverne Harris and Sharon Ruth Newland; and brother Roger Dale Barnes.
Surviving relatives include daughter Angel and husband Shannon Cole of Lebanon; grandchildren Colena, Cailey and Addison Cle; brother Danny and wife Shirley Barnes of Gainesboro; and sisters Linda Fay and husband Jim Pearson of Gainesboro and Phyllis A. Story of Lebanon.
Card of Thanks
The family of Thelma Dean Jones would like to thank all the family and friends who supported us and kept us in their thoughts during our recent loss. We would like to send special thanks to Jimmy Anderson and all the staff at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home for their support and professionalism during this difficult time. They helped make our loss as pleasant an experience as possible under the circumstances. Special thanks also go out to Mike and Bryan Dyer from Giovanni’s Pizza for their thoughtful gesture of food during our loss. Thanks also go out to all family and friends who provided food and gifts during our period of mourning. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult period in our lives.