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Sentinel 2/26/13

Melissa “Missy” West

Registration Clerk

Melissa “Missy” West passed away Feb. 17 at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Duane Gossett, Bro. Matthew Scoggins and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.

Melissa “Missy” West was born Oct. 18, 1968 in Nashville. She worked in registration at Cookeville Regional Medical Center and was a member of the McCoinsville Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her father Tom Frizzell; her paternal grandparents Charles “Hub” and Frances Frizzell and her maternal grandparents Shelby and Brina Lynn.

Surviving relatives include her daughter Sydney West; parents Winnie B. and Ken Craighead; brother Jimmy and wife Cara Frizzell; one half-brother Daniel Frizzell; half-sister Tommie and husband Scott Newland; step sister Bobbie and husband Tim Farmer; nieces Lindsey and husband Erich Gentry, Lacey and husband Charles Cooper and Paige and husband Curtis Jones; great nieces Lola, Harper and Ollie; great nephews Kade and Cash and several aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Ada Jewell Carter Fox

Funeral services for Ada Jewell Carter Fox age 92 of Gainesboro were held Monday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, with Bro. Johnny Fox officiating. The family received friends Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 hours prior to the funeral. Burial followed in the William C. Fox Mem Cemetery, Center Grove, Jackson County. She died Feb. 15 at Mabry Health Care, in Gainesboro.

Born Feb. 15, 1921 in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Oliver Lee Carter and Alise Lena Caroline Hopkins Carter. On Jan. 24, 1942 she married William Collie Fox, who preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1995. She was a resident of the Center Grove community in Jackson County and a member of the Center Grove Church of Christ. She retired from the Tennessee Department of Human Resources, working from January 1959 to February 1987. She was a school teacher for many years before and during World War II to 1958 at Shady Grove, Corinth, Flynn’s Lick and Granville schools in Jackson County. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and friend. She was in the graduating class of 1939 from Jackson County High School, attended Middle Tennessee State University, and graduated from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (TPI) in 1957 now Tennessee Technology University. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), United Daughters of the Confederacy, First Families of Tennessee, and Retired School Teachers Association of Jackson County.    

In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Shirley Roberson Fox; an infant grandson, and grandson Barry Lynn Fox; brother John Morgan Carter, sisters Jimmie Richmond Carter Ragland, Dottie Mae Carter Allen Chaffin, and infant sister Vinne Edith Carter, brothers in law Colonel Ragland, John William Allen, Willie B. Chaffin, Dushan Kalagurgevich (Duke) Kallich and sister-in-law Pearl Elizabeth Ewy Carter.

Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Bobby Carter and Nancy Charlotte Bean Fox of Hartselle, AL; Danny Joe and Brenda Faye Scott Fox, and Quentin Lee and Linda Kathleen Garrison Fox of Cookeville; Dwight Vernon and Carolyn Sue Crabtree Fox of Gainesboro; grandchildren and spouses: Daryl Glen and Linda Joyce Latta Fox of Hartselle, AL; Cheryl Lea Fox and Patrick Brent McClendon of Huntsville, AL; William Terry Fox of Knoxville; Casey Jerome and Andrea Leigh Birdwell Fox, and Lori Caroline Fox and Chris Halfacre, and Abby Leigh Fox of Cookeville; great grandchildren, Sarah Emily Fox of Hartselle, AL, Jaxon Wade Fox, Maddox Carter Fox, Katelyn Caroline Taylor and Olivia Grace Taylor of Cookeville; Harrison Carter McClendon and Andrew Grayson McClendon of Huntsville, AL; step grandchildren: Trish and Wes Parker, Suzanne and Scott Wood, Cindy and Terry Langley of Cookeville; step great grandchildren: Sean Neal Nowak US Air Force, serving in Kuwait; Levi Halfacre of Livingston; Ashlee and Dallas Parker; Cody and Jacob Harrington of Cookeville; sister Bettie Lee Carter Kallich of Fresno, CA and several nieces and nephews, her many friends, and past co-workers. The family would like to express their appreciation to primary caregivers Christine Wiley, Nancy Pippin, and the staff at Mabry Health Care.

Dorothy Jean Johnson


Dorothy Jean Johnson, 77, passed away Feb. 21 at Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro. Funeral services were held Feb. 25 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery.

Dorothy Jean Johnson was born June 2, 1935 in Jackson County. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents Morgan Mayberry and Nervy Jane Mayberry; her husband Hubert Johnson; brothers Willis Cordell Mayberry and Ernest “Jam Up” Mayberry and one sister Helen Lackey.

Surviving relatives include one daughter Tammy Lynn Johnson; son-in-law Roy Young; grandchildren Earl Franklin Johnson, Justin Lee Johnson and Ryan Edward Young; sister Louise (F.C.) Pruett; sister-in-law Katherine Mayberry and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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