Obits 6/13/17

Douglas Ray Dyer

Auto Mechanic

Douglas Ray Dyer, 55, passed away June 3 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral with Bro. Ben Smith and Bro. Doyle Wilmoth officiating. Interment followed at Byers Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Nov. 29, 1961 in Jackson County. He was an auto mechanic and a member of the Shiloh Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. Dyer and Myrtle Haney Dyer; one brother, Russell “Corky” Dyer; one brother-in-law; Walter Ray Mee.

Surviving relatives include loving mate, Melissa Whitaker of Bloomington Springs; two sons, Kevin Dyer and Douglas Dyer Jr.; two brothers, Jimmy Dyer and Royce Dyer; two sisters, Shirley Mee and Gayle Hogue; five grandchildren.

 

Roy G. Phillips

GM Factory Worker

Roy G. Phillips, 83, passed away June 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 10 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at New Hope Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born July 14, 1933 in Jackson County. He was a GM factory worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard Phillips and Ova D. Phillips; his wife, Thelma Jean Smith Phillips; three sisters, Daffo Allen, Effie Masters and Jossie Smith; two brothers, Earnest Phillips and Odell “Boots” Phillips.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Ralph Keith (Darcy) Phillips of Reno, NV and Gregory Kevin Phillips of Cookeville; one grandchild, Chayton Phillips; one sister, Frances Smith of Cookeville; one brother-in-law, Bob R. Smith of Cookeville.

 

Dawn Leann Meadows

Homemaker

Dawn Leann Meadows, 58, passed away June 7 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 10 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at John Young Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Aug. 9, 1958. She was a homemaker. She liked playing games, especially backgammon. She loved being with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice Potts and Lona Wade; husband, Rickey Steve Meadows.

Surviving relatives include one son, Rickey Meadows of Gainesboro; three daughters, Misty Stafford and Kristy Meadows, both of Gainesboro Vickie Sue Meadows of Sparta; one brother, Jason Wade of Detroit; one sister, Sabina Martin of Detroit; eleven grandchildren.

 

Clarence “Mitch” Estes

Truck Driver

Clarence “Mitch” Estes, 82, passed away June 4 at Livingston Regional Hospital. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Oct. 3, 1934 in Irvine, Ky. He was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Eula Estes; his wife, Alicia Estes; one brother, Herschel Estes; three sisters, Joyce Estes, Brenda Estes and Jenny Weber.

Surviving relatives include one son, Clarence William Estes of Bransburg, IN; two daughters, Jeri Estes Rakes of Indianapolis and Deanne Burnett of Victorville, CA; one brother, Robert Eugene Estes of Irvine, KY; one sister, Anna McCoy of West Carolton, OH; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; his godchildren, Allen and Tonya Jobe of Celina and Richard Mendoza of CA.

 

Donald Eugene Allen

Road Construction

Donald Eugene Allen, 79, passed away June 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 7 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Allentown Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born June 19, 1937 in Jackson County. He worked in road construction and was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of God in White Pine, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis K. Allen and Betty Ann Allen; two brothers, Douglas Allen and Clay Allen; best friend, Ora Allen.

Surviving relatives include one daughter, Jeanie (Jeff) Batson of Dandridge; three grandchildren, Zach Batson and Jeff Batson, both of Dandridge and Chrystall Wade of Bristol; three brothers, Carl Allen of Gainesboro, Ralph Allen of CA and Paul (Carolyn) Allen of AL; one sister, Barbara (Robert) Nemore of Gainesboro; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Myrtle Dennis

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Frances Dennis, age 87, of Cookeville, were held Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m. in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Interment followed in Shipley Cemetery. Rev. Keith Tosh and Rev. Steve Murphree officiated.

Mrs. Dennis died Tuesday morning June 6, 2017 in Signature Health Care Center in Algood.

She was born September 13, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Cecil B. and Ina Frances Apple Vinson. She was raised in Granville, where her family moved soon after her birth. After several years in Granville, they made their home in Cookeville. She was a long-time member of Bangham Heights Baptist Church and retired from Tennessee Tech University with over 35 years of service as Text Book Manager.

Mrs. Dennis was an avid quilter and wonderful seamstress having won numerous first place blue ribbons in the Putnam County Fair and Tennessee State Fair. She was an outstanding cook, and everyone was always invited to eat at her table.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Dennis, a sister, Nell Vickers and brother, Thurman Vinson.

Survivors include her three daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Sonny Holt of Shelbyville, TN, Joyce and Danny Sutton of Cookeville, and Brenda and Larry Henson of Crossville; 10-grandchildren, Mike Cass, Greg (Miranda) Cass, Eddie (Calina) Gaw, Jason (Erin) Gaw, Sam (Heather) Davidson, Cody Henson, Matt (Kelly) Henson, Tricia (Stan) Wofford, Daniel (Rachael) Sutton, and Meghan (Ben) Swann; and 14-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Dennis’ grandsons served as pallbearers.

Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements (931) 526-6111. You may share your thoughts and memories at hhhfunerals.com.

 

Card of Thanks

The family of Wayne Mabery would like to thank Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, Center Grove Church of Christ, and everyone for their thoughts, prayers, food, donations, flowers and being there in our time of loss.

Sincerley,

Melaney

Betty

Donnie and Kim

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