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Sentinel 11/27/12

Fred Pruett

Twin Lakes Telephone Co.

Fred Pruett, 88, passed away Nov. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.

Fred Pruett was born Oct. 8, 1924 in Jackson County. He worked for Twin Lakes Telephone Co. and was a member of the Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jim Pruett and Mary Ann Pruett; and infant daughter; grandson Jeffery Rex Pruett; and sisters Lola Stafford and Mable Pruett.

Surviving relatives include his wife Modine Lynn Pruett; son James and wife Cindy Pruett; daughters Mildred and husband Jimmy Jones Phann and Mary Pruett; grandchildren Crystal and husband Brandon Bean, Tiffany Pruett and Tiona Pruett; great grandchildren Olivia Bean and Carlee Bean; brother; F.C. and wife Louise Pruett and special person Dusty Tidwell.

Robert Lee Maberry

“Mr. Christmas City”

Facilities Worker

Robert Lee Maberry, 89, passed away Nov. 15 at his residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 17 at Cedar Hills Baptist Church. Masonic services were held Nov. 16, at the church.  Bro. John Davis of Cedar Hill Baptist Church officiated the services with numerous family and friend having the opportunity to tell both meaningful and humorous stories about Mayberry, his love of the Lord, family and friends. Interment followed in Pharris Cemetery in Jackson County.

Pallbearers were Danny David Mayberry, Robert Royce Mayberry, Noah Jimenez, Julio Jimenez, David Boner, Cory Carney and Jody Parker. Whitson (Baxter) Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lee “Mr. Christmas City” Maberry was born April 14, 1923, in Jackson County. He was a facilities worker with Tennessee Tech and served in the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Cedar Hills Baptist Church. For 20 years, he lit up Baxter with thousands of Christmas lights, sharing and honoring the life of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Lula (Heady) Maberry; sisters Lila Tayse, Myrtle Allen and Bonnie Jones; and brothers, Morgan, Willard, Lovell, Taft and Joy Maberry.

Surviving relatives includes his wife Virginia Maberry of Baxter; children and spouses Danny L. and Jean Ann Mayberry, Gary and Ricky Briggs, Tony and Ellen Golden, Wanda Boner and Linda Parker; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Johnny “Monk” Hamlet

Brick Mason

Johnny “Monk” Hamlet, 62, passed away Nov. 19 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 24 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery.

Johnny “Monk” Hamlet was born Jan. 12, 1950 in Jackson County. He was a brick mason and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde Hamlet and Judy Goolsby Hamlet; his wife Reita K. Hamlet; sister Barbara Sue Burroughs; and  nephews Lewis Allen, Terry Mabry, Jeff Burroughs and Dwayne Burroughs.

Surviving relatives include sisters Anna Allen and Joyce and husband Bob Carroll; niece Lisa Hammock; nephew Willie Lee Carroll; and several great nieces and nephews.

Card Of Thanks

The family of Larry “Moe” Martin would like to thank the Jackson County Funeral Home and staff during the loss of our loved one. Thanks to Bro. Sam Mainord and Lakeland Barham for their kind works and Melba Gore for the beautiful song. Thanks to Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ and Granville Senior Center and everyone that prayed for us, sent flowers, gifts, food or came to visit. Continue to keep us in your prayers and may God bless you.

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