Obits 5/2/17

Earnest “Ernie” Moore

Quality Control

Earnest “Ernie” Moore, 64, passed away April 21 at his residence. Memorial services to be held at a later date. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Aug. 2, 1952 in Printer, Ky. He worked in quality control at Nielsen and Bainbridge. He was an avid musician who especially loved playing the banjo. He loved the country life and spending time with family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Moore and Emma Grace Cowan.

Surviving relatives include one daughter, Sky Moore of Gainesboro; one grandson, Terran Cravens; one brother, Steven Rice of Cookeville; one sister, Wilma (Ronald) Easton of Cookeville; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Louis “Gene” Spivey Sr.

Steel Manufacturing Maintenance

Louis “Gene” Spivey Sr., 81, passed away on April 21 at his residence. Funeral services were held on April 25 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Mayberry Family Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born May 1, 1935 in Jackson County. He worked in steel manufacturing maintenance. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing music and riding motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Markum Spivey and Rosie Spivey; one son, Anthony “Tony” Spivey; three brothers, Sammie Spivey, Ralph Spivey, and Jimmy Audrey Spivey; one sister, Christine Hollows.

Surviving relatives include one son, J.R. (Lynn) Spivey of Gainesboro; two daughters, Edna (Billy C.) Mayberry of Gainesboro and Chesta (Bobby) Loftis of Gainesboro, four grandchildren, Laura Beth Mayberry, Chase Loftis, Chance Loftis, and Casey Slater; one great granddaughter, Haley Baggett; special friend, Faye Goolsby.


James Agee


James Agee, 75, passed away April 23 at his residence. Funeral services were held April 25 from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Dunavant and Bro. L.C. Trout officiating. Interment followed at Gene Butler Cemetery. Sanderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 12, 1942 on the family farm where Salt Lick Creek Campground in now located. He was a retired road construction superintendent and work in road construction his entire adult life having retired in 2006. He was also a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Amon Haile Agee.

Surviving relatives include his mother, Opal Lee Butler Agee; wife of fifty years, Mollie Frances Ray Agee; two sons, Jack (Kim) Agee and Tim (Sherri) Agee; sisters, Janice Agee Anderson of Carthage and Peggy Agee Kemp of the Defeated Creek community; brother, Stan (Patty) Agee of Brooks Bend; four grandchildren, Travis Agee of Smith Bend, Kayla (Jon) of Clarkrange, Andrew and Jacklyn Agee of Brooks Bend; three great grandchildren, Jaxon and Payson Agee and Madison Godwin.


Mae Ella Pharris

Mae Ella Pharris, 87, passed away April 26. Funeral services were held April 30 at Newcomer Funeral Home with Bro. Larry Reese officiating. Interment followed at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery. Newcomer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Oct. 11, 1929 in Gainesboro. She worked and retired from Dayton Bag and Burlap and Yoders Die Casting. She was also employed as a senior citizen nutrition manager at UCHRA in Gainesboro. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Sally Smith; husband, Mitchel J. Pharris; daughter, Mary L. Bunn; sons, Darrell W. and James M. Pharris; grandchildren, Victor and Glen Bunn; sisters, Vera Brown and Eunice Hall; half-brothers, Floyd Smith and Junior Smith.

Surviving relatives include three daughters, Peggy J. (Larry) Reese, Glenda F. Hartman, and Linda Jo Porter; grandchildren, Terri Milby, Michael Kennedy, Dwayne Kennedy, Kim Kinnison Fieder, Steve Kinnison, Raymond M. Milby and James Milby; thirty-two great grandchildren; thirty-nine great-great grandchildren; siblings, Eva N. Fox, Becky Jo Poston, Jack Dale Smith, Joyce Boles, Margaret Williams and Betty Smith; special acknowledgement to her dearest friends, Geraldine Rhotten and Mattie Jo Jones; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.


Card of Thanks

The family of Stella L. Flatt would like to thank our relatives, friends, neighbors, and Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home for their support and kindness during her sickness and passing. Thank you to all who sent cards and flowers, food and donations, calls, prayers, and the many acts of kindness shown to us during our difficult time. God bless you all.


Alfred Flatt and family



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