Obits 9/26/17

  1. Kathy Pippin

Retired

  1. Kathy Pippin, 67, passed away Sept. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Bill Flatt, Bro. Steve Bowman, and Bro. Stan Gantt officiating. Interment followed at Union Hill-Flatt Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 23, 1950 in Putnam County. She was a retired cosmetologist, owner of J. Fred Pippin Construction and the Twin Lakes Catfish Farm. She was a member of the Union Hill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J. Fred and Mary Evelyn Way Pippin; one grandchild, J.E. Pippin; one sister, Mary Alice Pippin.

Surviving relatives include one son, Greg (Linda) Pippin of Baxter; two daughters, Lesette Pippin of Baxter and Greta (Wade) Hurst of Baxter; four grandchildren, Lindsey Pippin, Lacey Pippin, Jasper Lane Pippin, and Gracey Hurst; cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Jackie Lee Gentry

Auto Body Repair

Jackie Lee Gentry, 77, passed away Sept. 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Sept. 20 at Hensley Cemetery with Bro. Tim Milligan officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Sept. 20, 1939 in Jackson County. He worked in auto body repair.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dulis B. Gentry and Vio Melanie Swope; oe son, Jackie Terrell “Bud” Gentry.

Surviving relatives include three daughters, Machelle Warta of Cookeville, Karen Allen of Cookeville, and Lorri Kaiding of Shelbyville; six grandchildren, Jeremy Greenwood, Jesse Warta, Shawn Warta, Clint Allen, Kayla Allen, and Cerridwen Kaiding; one sister, Velma Young of Gainesboro; eight grandchildren.

Jeffrey “Jed” Stafford

Auto Mechanic

Jeffrey “Jed” Stafford, 51, passed Sept. 20 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 22 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Byers Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Feb. 12, 1966 in Jackson County. He was an auto mechanic. He loved music and mustangs and deer hunting, but most of all his daughter.

He was preceded in death by his father, George Dillard Stafford; his paternal grandparents, Sam and Hallie Biggs Stafford; maternal grandparents, Artis and Nettie Haney Johnson; his step-grandmother, Stella McBroom Johnson.

Surviving relatives include one daughter, Kayla Ann Stafford of Cookeville; his mother, Anna Bell Stafford of Bloomington Springs; three sisters, Diana Haney of Bloomington Springs, Linda (Steve) Hensley of Gainesboro, and Donna (Bobby) Hammock of Bloomington Springs; mother of his daughter, Joellen Stafford; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Delbert B. Hicks

Factory Worker

Delbert B. Hicks, 63, passed away Sept. 21 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was a factory worker in the flooring industry. He loved talking on his CB radio and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Onie Hicks; one brother, Phillip Bridges; two sisters, Darlene Burris and Bonnie Peters.

Surviving relatives include three sons, Jeremy Simpson of Rickman, David Simpson of Cookeville, and Timmy Dale Hicks of Georgia; one daughter, Mary Ann Stafford of Gainesboro; one brother, William French of Oliver Springs; his caregiver, Janice Hicks of Cookeville; fourteen grandchildren; one great grandchild.

 

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