Obits 10/10/17

Rae N. Lawhon

Bakery Owner

Rae N. Lawhon, 74, passed away Sept. 20 at her residence. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born in Glasgow, Scotland. She ran a bakery on the square in Gainesboro. She was the beloved wife of Lee Lawhon and beloved mother to her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Margaret Munro.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Lee Lawhon; one son, Terry Case; one daughter, Wendy Case; one brother, Graeme Munro; two sisters-in-law, Caroline Munro and Janice Robertson; one brother-in-law, Robert Robinson; five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren.

Mary Ann Gentry

Homemaker

Mary Ann Gentry, 67, passed away Sept. 24 at Trust Point Hospital in Murfreesboro. Graveside services were held Oct. 5 at Cubb Creek Cemetery with Jimmy Anderson and Pat Benison officiating. The family chose cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Dec. 12, 1949 in Scottsville, Ky. She was a homemaker and a devout Jehovah’s Witness.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy E. Gentry; her parents, Robert L. Hagan and Katherine Loyd.

Surviving relatives include one son, Thomas Gentry of Algood; two daughters, Teresa Henry and Tonda Hamle, both of Gainesboro; four grandchildren, Eric Henry, Coby Hamlet, Hayley Hamlet, and Makensei Henry; two great grandchildren, Addlyn Hamlet and Gavin Hamlet; four brothers, Ricky Hagan, Stevie Hagan, Jimmy Hagan and Robert E. Hagan, all of Scottsville; two sisters, Shelia Uhls and Karen Mitchell, both of Scottsville, Ky.

Joann Jeanine Stone

Home Healthcare Nurse

Joann Jeanine Stone, 85, passed away Oct. 1 at NHC Healthcare in Sparta. Funeral services were held Oct. 7 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Ralph Dean Stone officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Dec. 7, 1931 in Buffalo, NY. She was a home healthcare nurse. She loved crocheting, and making things for her family and friends. Her favorite thing was showering her children and grandchildren with love.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Johnson; three grandsons, Rob Stone, Ralphie Stone, and Abraham Stone.

Surviving relatives include five sons, Greg Stone, Robert Stone, Kevin Stone, Eric Stone, and Ralph Stone; four daughters, Robynn Stone, Sharon Stephens, Brenda Stone, and Mary Stone; two brothers, William Johnson and John Johnson; twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.

Gerald “Gerry” Madison

Parks/Recreation Maintenance

Gerald “Gerry” Madison, 68, passed away Sept. 30 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born June 11, 1949 in Hudson, NY. He worked in parks and recreation maintenance. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Madison and Agnes Allen; his step-father, Raymond Allen; three sisters, Marilyn Columbo, Linda Butler, and Helen Hamm; one son-in-law, Jerry Soules.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Carolyn Madison of Gainesboro; four daughters, Denise (David James) Harris of Silver Point, Deirdre (David) Soules of Baxter; Dorothy (Jason) Lee of Baxter, and Adeline (Anthony) Barnes of Gainesboro; four grandchildren, Jay Lee, Justin Soules, Logan Lee, and Matthew Soules; one great granddaughter, Emerson Nicole Lee; three brothers, Edward Madison of Hudson, NY, David Madison of Hudson, NY, and Bruce (Virginia) Madison of Hudson, NY; one sister, Arlene (Bud) Mitchell of Utah; special friend, Brandon Dick of Lebanon; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Johnny Thomas

Delivery Truck Driver

Johnny Thomas, 43, passed away Sept. 26 at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 1 at the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Bro. Bryan Bratcher and Bro. Steve Waller officiating. Interment followed at Miller Williams Cemetery in the Dean Hill Community. Sanderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Nov. 1, 1973 in Nashville. He was a delivery truck driver for Performance Food Services in Lebanon. He was baptized at the Old Hickory Baptist Church.

Surviving relatives include his parents, Elmer Ray Thomas and Geraldine Miller Thomas; two daughters, Winter Thomas of Chicago and Hailey Thomas of the Dean Hill Community; sister, Gerrie Thomas Hackett and wife Kayla of Oak Grove, Ky; brother, Donald Ray (Sharyl) Thomas of the Dean Hill Community; granddaughter, Nevaeh Marie Gaddis.

 

 

Ray Dennis

Retired

Ray Dennis, 67, passed away Oct. 3. Funeral services were held Oct. 7 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Fox, Bro. Paul Reed Anderson and Madyson Burgess officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born May 10, 1950 in Jackson County. He was the ninth of nine children. During high school, he was named to the 1967 and 1968 All-Midstate Basketball Team. After graduating from Jackson County High School, he received a full athletic scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University. Following graduation from Tennessee Tech, he returned to Gainesboro, worked in the Jackson County School system for 40 years, and retired as the attendance supervisor for the school system.

During his tenure, he also coached the Jackson County Blue Devils in various sports including basketball, baseball, and track. He was named Coach of the Year in the Tri-Lakes Conference numerous times. Ray was an avid sports fan and especially loved cheering for the New York Yankees and supporting the Blue Devils and Lady Blue Devils. He was also proud to be a certified master beef producer. Ray never met a stranger, had a smile that could light up the world, and was always willing to lend a hand to help others. Ray was a member of the Flynn’s Creek Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry B. and Willie T. Hopkins Dennis; his wife, Helen Kincaid Dennis; four brothers, John L., Baugh, Lewis, and Kelly Dennis; three sisters, Betty Flatt, Cora Jean Mathis, and Alene Dennis.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Teresa H. Dennis of Gainesboro; one son, Travis Kincaid (Danielle) Dennis of Knoxville; one daughter, Madyson Burgess and husband David Konzen of Atlanta; one sister, Thelma McBride of Gainesboro; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Dennis and Linda K. Dennis; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Card of Thanks

We, the Pharris Cemetery Committee, in the Dudney Hill/McCoinsville community, would like to thank everyone for their donations and support given to the cemetery. Decoration was held on Sunday, Sept. 3. We do appreciate all who came out to visit with us. If you were unable to come to decoration, or wish to donate at any time during the year, you may do so by seeing one of the committee members or drop by the First Freedom Bank in Gainesboro. You may make your donation to the Pharris Cemetery Fund. We would like to thank Cody Way for the excellent care he takes with the mowing and upkeep of the cemetery.

 

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