Jackson County Sentinel Obituaries 2-14-17

Thelma C. Fox


Thelma C. Fox, 87, passed away Feb. 9 at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at Sycamore Church of Christ with Bro. Johnny Fox officiating. Interment followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Oct. 23, 1929 in Detroit, Mich. She was retired from a 38 year career at McCord Winn. She was an active member of the Sycamore Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otha Donal Pippin and Minnie Jewel Pippin; one daughter, Karen Fox; one brother, Willie Clyde Pippin, one sister, Betty Sue Petty.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Leamon Fox of Bloomington Springs; one son, Gary (Joy) Fox of Bloomington Springs; one daughter, Amy Fox of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Bryann (Amy) Fox, Don Holloway III, Kelly (Landon) Gaw, Heather (Tommy) Moore and Elana Newton; eight great grandchildren, Eli, Shelby, Jack, Jessie, Tori, Shai, Lexi and Luke; two great grandchildren, Bryce and Bentley; one sister, Evelyn (Bobby) Stout of Lebanon; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Jim Meadows

Truck Driver

Jim Meadows, 51, passed away Feb. 5 in Jackson County. Memorial services were held Feb. 9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Lakelan Barham officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Aug. 12, 1965 in Jackson County. He was a truck driver and a member of the Flynn’s Lick Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack Lee Meadows; his paternal grandparents, J.D. and Willie Mae Long Meadows; his maternal grandparents, William Henry Dudney III and Bonnie West Dudney Roberts.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Sandy Meadows of Gainesboro; one son, Jed Dalton Meadows of Gainesboro; one daughter, Julia Danielle Meadows of Gainesboro; mother, Janet Dudney Meadows of Gainesboro; one brother, Jack Lee (Pamela Ann) Meadows Jr.; two nephews, Jordan and Jacob Meadows; one niece, Kaitlyn (Adam) Jones; one brother-in-law, Josh Breeding.


Larry Roberts

Larry Edward Roberts was born on February 3, 1950.  He passed away surrounded by family and friends on that same day, February 3rd, in 2017.  He was proceeded in death by his parents, Louis Roberts Jr. and Elise Roberts, and brother Billy Roberts.  He is survived by daughter and son-in-law: Monica and Jesse Jones; son and daughter-in-law: Matthew and Audrey Roberts; three granddaughters: Josie Jones, Eleanor Roberts and Opal Roberts; brothers and sisters: Rita Roberts, Tony and Teresa Roberts, & Nancy and Alton Hutchings; as well as cousins, nieces, a nephew, and many other close friends and loved ones.

Larry was raised in the McCoinsville community in Gainesboro, TN, and was a member of the McCoinsville Church of Christ where he occasionally preached on Sundays when he was younger.  He attended Jackson County high school, where he was a three-time class president and a four-year letterman in basketball.  Larry also played basketball at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN.

He was a big Nascar fan and even bigger Richard Petty fan.  Larry was an avid member for more than 45 years of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union local 572, where he spent time working for TVA, Honeywell, Carrier, Johnson Controls, as well as being a journeyman that took him places like Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Colorado Springs, CO and Baltimore, MD.  Larry left the workforce in 2009, and spent the majority of his time with his family, especially his 3 granddaughters, and keeping up with old friends.

A memorial service was held for Larry at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN, on Saturday February 11.  Friends and family to be greeted at noon and the service will start at 1pm.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Discovery Place (1635 Spencer Mill Drive, Burns, TN 37029) or the Brown-Birdwell Cemetery.


Carlen J. Wiggins Sr.

Land Surveyor

Carlen J. Wiggins Sr., 86, passed away Feb. 3 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. Funeral services were held Feb. 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. E.C. Meadows officiating. Interment followed at Wiggins Family Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born July 12, 1930 in Jackson County. He was a land surveyor. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jay G. Wiggins and Lucinda Wiggins; his wife, Ina B. Wiggins; two sons, George H. Spurlock and Robert W. Spurlock; two sisters, Anna Minchey and Doris Morgan.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Carlen J. Wiggins Jr. of Whitleyville and Michael Wiggins of Gainesboro; two daughters, Shirley Hawkins of Gainesboro and Sandra K. Jones of Chicago; eight grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Wiggins, Victoria Wiggins, Carlen J. Wiggins III, Travis J. Wiggins, Ransom Wiggins, Gerald Jones, Jeremy Spurlock, and Phoebe Spurlock; two great grandchildren.

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