It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Sarah Margaret Sircy Smith, aged 68, on October 4th, 2016 at her home in Algood, after a brief struggle with cancer.
Sarah was beloved by many. Her sense of humor, caring nature, loving heart and free spirit captivated all that met and knew her. She spent her years as a caregiver, cooking wonderful meals for friends and family, telling jokes by the fire, having coffee with loved ones, traveling, and gardening. Sarah was a loving mother, caring Nana, beloved sister and a cherished friend.
She was preceded in death by her Parents: Lester “Cat” Sircy and Mamie Ray Sircy; 1 Brother: Hugh Sircy; and 2 Sisters: Janie Sircy and Barbara A. Sircy Heady.
Survivors include 2 Sons: Michael (Shawn) Smith of Algood, TN, and Shane Smith of Cookeville, TN; 1 Grandchild: Evan Smith of Cookeville, TN; the Father of her Children: Bob Smith of Cookeville, TN; and 1 Sister: Carolyn Allen of Algood, TN. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Please hold her close, as we do, in your mind and spirit.
“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones can pour through and shine down upon us to let us know they are happy” – proverb
Funeral services were held at 1 P.M. on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery. Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiated.
Visitation was held Friday from 4 P.M. – 8 P.M., and Saturday from 11 A.M. until time of services.
Louise Halfacre, 91, passed away Oct. 1 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation and a private, family graveside service at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery at an undetermined date. Sellars Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was born in Martinez, Calif. She was a retired business owner.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Florence and Lester Ray; her husband, Donald Halfacre; brother, Harold C. Ray.
Surviving relatives include daughters, Beverly (Paul) Way of Mt. Juliet, and Kay (Mark) Hayes of Russellville, Ky; grandson, Derrick (Brittany) Way and beloved great grandchild, Reagan of Lebanon.
Jeff Harris, 42, passed away Sept. 29 at his residence. Graveside services were held Oct. 5 at Eleazar Cemetery in Tellico Plains, TN. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Nov. 16, 1973 in Crossville. He was a truck driver.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Bertha Harris; his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Ruth Bryant.
Surviving relatives include his loving companion, Sandy Johnson of Gainesboro; father, Charles Harris of Etowah, Tenn.; mother, Mary Biggs of Crossville; one brother, Chris Harris of Cookeville; one nephew, Cody Harris; three nieces, Ciara Harris, Melinda Scott and Robin Scott; several uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Judy A. Heady
Judy A. Heady, 66, passed away Oct. 2 at her residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Mainord officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Jan. 26, 1950 in Jackson County. She worked for UCHRA. She was a member of the Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Logan Rush and Ova Daniels; her husband, Sam R. Heady; one son, Christopher Thomas Heady; one daughter, Heather Fields; one sister, Patty Whitaker.
Surviving relatives include one daughter, Laresha Barlow of Dodson Branch; five grandchildren, Aliney Watson, Macy Meadows, Nolan Young, Alex Barlow, and Jaylan Rose; two brothers, Duane (Marguerite) Rush of Cookeville, and Bobby Rodgers of Sparta; four sisters, Sherrie (Bill) Trisdale of Gainesboro, Jenny (Ben) Anderson, Dean (Ron) DiSanti of Gainesboro, and Carol (Jim) Duncan of Baxter; special sister-in-law, Barbara Scott; special friends, Roy and Betty Hix.
Automotive Factory Worker
Mack Jones, 71, passed away Sept. 30 at his residence. Memorial services were held Oct. 2 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Feb. 24, 1945 in Jackson County. He was an automotive factory worker. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John D. Jones and Hallis Locke Jones; one daughter, Jamie Renee Jones; two brothers, Ray Jones and Clay Jones; one sister, Shirley Mathis.
Surviving relatives include wife, Lena Locke Jones of Smithville; one daughter, Beth Herren of Cookeville; two sisters, Patricia Hale of Double Springs, and Marie Reece of Granville; six grandchildren.
“Sookie” Parker, 52, passed away Oct. 4 at her residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Dyer and Bro. Edward Anderson officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Oct. 29, 1963 in Seoul, South Korea.
Surviving relatives include beloved partner, James Ragland of Clarksville; one daughter, Charlee Jones of Chapmansboro, TN; one granddaughter, Ciarra Williams.
Betty Carol Walker, 64, passed away Oct. 2 at her residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 5 at Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Moss Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Jan. 1, 1952 in Jackson County. She was a factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Virginia Meadows; one brother, Paul E. Meadows; two nephews, Brad Whitaker and Andy Meadows; one great niece, Abigail Steward.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Ben Willis Walker of Hendersonville; one brother, Benny (Pat) Meadows of Gainesboro; two sisters, Sue (Fred) Warden of Cookeville and Beverly (Michael) Shrum of Hermitage; one sister-in-law, Kay Meadows of Cookeville; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.