Obits 4/3/18

James M. Wheeler Jr.

James M. Wheeler Jr., 72, passed away March 24 at his residence. Funeral services were held March 25 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Bode officiating. Interment followed at Wheeler Cemetery in the Dry Fork Community. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Aug. 27, 1945 in Cookeville. He was a disabled employee of Textron Aerostructures in Nashville.

He was preceded in death by his parents James Madison Wheeler Sr. and Aline Scarlett Wheeler; grandson, Shannon Carter; brother, David Wheeler.

Surviving relatives include son, Jason Wheeler of Gainesboro; daughters, Alecia Wheeler and Tammy Wheeler, both of Gainesboro; grandsons, Jesse Wheeler of Whitleyville, Eli Wheeler of the Dodson Branch community and Luck Wheeler of Whitleyvlle; granddaughters, Kecia (Eric) Bartholomew of Gainesboro and Madison Wheeler of Gainesboro; great grandchildren, Lily Bartholomew and Luke Bartholomew; and aunt, Bobbie Jean Dennis of Gainesboro.

John W. Vanhooser

Retired Mail Carrier

John W. Vanhooser, 83, passed away March 27 at Bethesda Health Care Center. Funeral services were held March 31 at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. David Flatt officiating. Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born August 30, 1934, in Jackson County. He was a retired mail carrier and a member of the Stone Church of Christ. He also served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene “Buster” VanHooser and Elza Moss VanHooser; and sister, Jean Locke.

Surviving relatives include his wife, June Vanhooser of Gainesboro; sons: Stanley (Karen) Vanhooser of Cookeville and Steven Vanhooser of Madison; step son, Richie Meadows of Gainesboro; step daughter, Marsha (James) Emerton of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Andrea Womack, B.J. Vanhooser and Jackson Vanhooser; step grandchildren, Latosha Meadows, Nolan Meadows, Jessica Emerton and Ruby Randolph; brother-in-law, Gilbert Locke of Michigan; special cousin, John Edd (Faye) Willmore of Gainesboro; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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