Obits 11/28/17

Martha Moss Spivey

Factory Worker, Volunteer

Martha Moss Spivey, 92, passed away Nov. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Charles West, Bro. David Flatt, and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born June 24, 1925 in Jackson County. She was a factory worker and volunteered at the Jackson County Archives. She was a member of the Stone Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lafayette Moss and Eliza Ann Smith Moss Young; her husband, John Roger Spivey; one sister, Sindia Moss Scantland; one half-sister, Sarah Moss Hix.

Surviving relatives include one daughter, Patsy (George) Cassetty of Gainesboro; two grandchildren, Chris (Tina) Cassetty of Cookeville and Terri (James) Murr of Manchester; six great grandchildren, Erik (Erica) Petersen of Tullahoma, Jacqueline (Nicholas) Womack of Manchester, Anna Petersen of Manchester, Christina, Jonathan, and Benjamin Cassetty all of Cookeville; two great-great grandchildren, Torrey Anderson and Charlotte Petersen.

Johnnie Irene Spell

Factory Worker

Johnnie Irene Spell, 74, passed away Nov. 18 at NHC of Sparta. Funeral services were held Nov. 22 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Dec. 19, 1942 in Jackson County. She was a factory worker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elvis Clinton and Bertha Garrison Clinton; her husband, George Willard Haney; one daughter, Vickie Diane Haney; her second husband, Thurman “Duck” Lane; two grandchildren, Timothy Lambert and David Lee Birdwell; two brothers, Dave Clinton and James Clinton; one sister, Bonnie Clinton.

Surviving relatives include two sons, Mike (Elicia) Haney of Bloomington Springs and Josh (Theresa) Lane of Sparta; four daughters, Brenda Tatrow of McMinnville, Rhonda Birdwell of Bloomington Springs, Patricia Abner of Gainesboro and Linda (Lynn) Scruggs of McMinnville; two brothers, Rod (Paulette) Clinton of Cookeville and Harvey (Annette) Clinton of Hohenwald; four sisters, Mildred (Gary) Smith of Cookeville, Wilma Scott of Cookeville, Lisa (Mike) Mayberry of Cookeville, and Mary (Joe) Allen of Cookeville; seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

 

Ernest Fox Hestand

Ernest Fox Hestand, 87, passed away Nov. 17 at Waverly Healthcare and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 21 at Humphreys County Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Keele officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery. Humphreys County Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born May 31, 1930 in Coalinga, Calif. He was a Korean Army veteran and served as Military Police during his enlistment. He was a member of the Waverly Church of Christ and the Dickson County Archaeological Society.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Clyde Hestand and Mable Fox Hestand; daughter, Nancy Hestand Shirey.

Surviving relatives include his wife of 60 years, Annette Hestand of Waverly; son, Walter Clyde (Barbara) Hestand of Waverly; daughter, Kinnerly Hestand (Kenneth) Field of Milan; brother, John B. (Barbara Ann) Hestand of Chattanooga; grandchildren, Justin (Elizabeth) Shirey, Devan (Jerry) Kociuruba, Brandon (Mandi) Shirey, Tim (Rachel) Hestand, Thomas Hestand, Bradley (Heather) Field, Jason Field, and Kelly Field; ten great grandchildren.

 

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