Obits 5/9/17

Ellen Jodi Flatt Scarlett

Ellen Jodi Flatt Scarlett passed away on April 28, 2017 at her home in Hendersonville, TN.  She was 64 years old.

Funeral services will be held at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN, on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 11 A.M. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2 P.M. – 8 P.M., and on Tuesday from 9 A.M. until time of services. Bro. Jimmy Anderson will officiate.

She was preceded in death by her parents Everette and Onida Flatt, brothers Clarence, Billy, Ray and sisters Bonnie, Betty and Diane.

Surviving relatives include her husband of 44 years Harry Scarlett, son Christopher, daughter Nicole, daughter-in-law Linda M. Scarlett, grandson Beau, brother Carl, sister in law Betty M. Flatt, sister Joyce, brother-in-law George Pergande and nieces and nephews.

 

Gladys Marie Clark Wheeler

Homemaker

Gladys Marie Clark Wheeler, 90, passed away on April 27 at NHC Place, Cool Springs in Franklin. Funeral services were held on May 1 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Roy Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Jan. 9, 1927 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Liberty Church of Christ in Granville. She loved hr flowers, gardening and helping people. She was a member of the FCE Club and former treasurer of the Nameless Community Center and Fire Department.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Anna Clark; her husband, Willie Frank Wheeler; one sister, Clella Madge Wheeler; one brother, Ernest Clark.

Surviving relatives include one son and daughter-in-law, Herby and Teresa Wheeler of Cookeville; one daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Dennis Crowder of Franklin; four grandchildren, Chris (Daphne) Crowder of Franklin, Greg (Allison) Crowder of Fairview, Angela (Matt) Suggs of Cookeville, and Jonathan (Jennifer) Wheeler of Jackson; seven great grandchildren, Kristina Crowder, Corinne Crowder, Hatcher Crowder, Andrew Crowder, Ethan Suggs, Eli Suggs, and Elizabeth Wheeler.

 

Rev. William Russell “Russ” Cain Jr.

Pastor

Rev. William Russell “Russ” Cain Jr., 78, passed away April 30 at his residence. A Celebration of Life was held at the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church on May 6. Sanderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born April 16, 1939 in Pekin County, Ill. He was a former pastor of Gainesboro First United Methodist Church and pastor of the Carthage United Methodist Church. He continued to preach at the Lafayette United Methodist Church and the Celina United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Russell Cain Sr. and Hazel Belle Shenton Cain.

Surviving relatives include his wife of fifty-eight years, Stella Marie Hayes Cain; three children, Brad (Karen) of the Flatrock community, Bill (Debbie) Cain of Phoenix, and Kathy Cain (Tim) Chase of Sioux Falls; four grandchildren, Jeremy Chase of Jacksonville, Caroline Chase of Sioux Falls, Alex Cain of Phoenix, and Megan Cain with the U.S. Marine Corp.; great grandson, Brendon Chase of Sioux Falls.

 

Frances Marie Crossman

Homemaker

Frances Marie Crossman, 90, passed away May 2 at Life Care Center in Sparta. Funeral services were held May 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Ewell Pritchett officiating. Interment followed at Lewis Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Oct. 5, 1926 in Cookeville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Ethel Crabtree; her husband, Lorne Crossman; one brother, Henry Crabtree; four sisters, Milo Webb, Annetta Abdulla, Ruby Clouse, and Mildred Crabtree; one grandson, Darren K. Crossman; one daughter-in-law, Doretha Dial Crossman.

Surviving relatives include three sons, Wayne (Aline) Crossman of Cookeville, Warren Crossman of Chattanooga, and Dale (Beverly) Crossman of Cookeville; one daughter, Charlotte (Robert) Cockrell of Buchanan, Va.; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

 

Destel Briggs Harris

Destel Briggs Harris, 7 weeks, passed away on April 28 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held May 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Lewis officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born March 8, 2017 in Cookeville.

Surviving relatives include his parents, Tiffany Harris and Michael Hunter, both of Gainesboro; step-father, Cory Buck of Gainesboro; maternal grandparents, Kim Head of Gainesboro, and Ronnie (Karen) Harris of Cookeville; paternal grandparents, Larry and Melissa Hunter of Gainesboro; maternal great grandparents, Ronald and Carolyn Harris of Monterey; three aunts, three uncles, one great uncle, Ron Stewart; four cousins.

 

Debra Ann Shonley

Special Education Teacher’s Aide

Debra Ann Shonley, 59, passed away May 1 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born July 28, 1957 in Sioux City, Iowa. She was a special education teacher’s aide. She was a mother to all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jason David Shackelford Jr.; her husband, Samuel Shonley; one son, Steven Shackelford.

Surviving relatives include three sons, Chris (Amanda) Macklin of Gainesboro; Robert (Beverly) Macklin of Cookeville, and Andrew Hanks of Florida; three daughters, Jill Johnston of Iowa; Amanda (Ronnie) Scott of Gainesboro, and Kalyssa Hanks of Gainesboro; eleven grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Kerry (Kim) Shackelford of Iowa; one sister, Kamille (Tom) Loftus of Iowa.

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