Brenda Sue Browning
Brenda Sue Browning Coffee, age 70, of Hot Springs, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
She was born on June 15, 1947 in Switzer, West Virginia, the daughter of Arland Browning, Sr. and Louise “Una” Kiser Browning. On October 2, 1971, she married Billy R. Coffee. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Arland Browning, Jr, George and Wilma Browning and John and Tina Browning; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Barbara Brown and Alice and Jerry Wiley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Brenda worked for Avon for 15 years and she retired from Caterpillar after more than 10 years of service. She loved to travel and going to casinos. Brenda will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Billy R. Coffee of Hot Springs; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Roger and Janine Coffee of Wood Dale, Illinois and Richard Coffee, Sr. of Hot Springs; two grandsons Nick Coffee of Wood Dale, Illinois and Richard Coffee, Jr. of Valparaiso, Indiana; one granddaughter, Kimberly Coffee of Hot Springs; three sisters-in-law, Robbie Browning of Dresden, Tennessee, Myrtle Batty and Sarah Mateja, both of Hot Springs; and many nieces and nephews who loved her very much.
Services were held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Hot Springs with Rev. Scott Gallimore officiating.
Interment followed in Crestview Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Roger Coffee, Gregory Wiley, George Browning, Jr., Vince Wellman, John Batty and Jerry Batty.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Ted M. Faro and his staff and the staff of Kindred Hospice.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.
Sarah Jane McGee Reeder
Garment Factory Worker
Sarah Jane McGee Reeder, 79, passed away Feb. 7 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 10 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Flynn Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Oct. 30, 1938 in Jackson County. She was a garment factory worker and a member of the Sugar Creek Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James Henderson “J.H.” McGee and Sally Cordia McGee; husband, Dorman D. Reeder; son, Richard L. Reeder; two brothers and one sister.
Surviving relatives include son, Randall Leon Reeder of Gainesboro; daughter-in-law, Kimberly Ann Reeder of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Maria Ann Reeder Short of Gainesboro and Lucas Randall Reeder of Cookeville; great grandchildren, Madison Brook and Hailey Renee Short; sisters, Virginia Boles of Gainesboro, Pauline Ledbetter of Dayton and Mildred Michael of Allen Park, MI.
Thurl R. Carmack
Thurl R. Carmack, 70, passed away Feb. 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Nov. 1, 1947 in Jackson County. He was a self-employed painter and served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dalpho Jackson Carmack and Lizzie D. Goolsby Carmack.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Mary Lou Carmack of Gainesboro; son, Jacob (Rachel Stamps) Carmack of Celina; daughters, Penny Sproles of Gainesboro and Rena (Ryan) Kincaid of Ind.; grandchildren, Justin Carmack, Christopher Carmack, Kyle Sproles, and Ashlynn Kincaid; great grandchild, Briella Nicole Sproles; brother, Jerry Wayne Carmack of Cookeville; sister, Carol Collins of Allons.