Obits 4/10/18

 

Terry Quarles Watts

Terry Quarles Watts, 61, of Bowlings Branch, passed away Sat., March 31. Funeral services were held on April 5 at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Home in Gordonsville. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Cemetery in Gainesboro.

She was born March 24, 1957 in Gainesboro. She was a 1975 graduate of Jackson County High School. She loved her family and enjoyed taking care of people.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh Lee Quarles and Jo Clyde Kinnard.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Ricky Watts of Bowlings Branch; sons, James “Bo” Webb and wife Tara of Hickman and Kirk Watts and wife, Candice of Bowlings Branch; grandchildren, James Webb III, Matthew Allen Webb, Ella Jo Webb, Austin Murphy, Kayleigh Watts and Alyssa Watts.

Omer D. Goolsby

U.S. Army Veteran

Omer D. Goolsby, 86, of Whitleyville, passed away March 31 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Wed., April 4, 2018, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.

He was born April 27, 1931 in Gainesboro. He was a member of the North Springs Church of Christ, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He farmed and owned Goolsby’s Service Station in North Springs. He also worked at the Pepsi Plant in Cookeville and at the Livingston Chocolate Plant until he retired at 80 years old.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fowler Goolsby and Cynthia Goolsby; son, Richard “Ricky” Eugene Goolsby; three brothers; and one sister. Surviving relatives include his wife: Lucille Goolsby of Whitleyville; son: Randy Goolsby of Whitleyville; daughters, Regina Goolsby of Carthage and Amanda (Larry) Dillard of Elmwood, TN; grandchildren, Jesse Presley, Kaleb Ashburn, Kobe Ashburn, Tina (Cavin) Gudat and Kelsey Ashburn; great grandson, Jackson Whittemore; brothers, Buddy (Minnie Lou) Goolsby of Gainesboro and Aaron (Winell) Goolsby of Sparta; and sisters, Estelene (Ed) Nemore of Cookeville, Sue Bilbrey of Va, Ida Mae Carter of Whitleyville and Jean Long of Gainesboro.

Jane Marie Swan

Homemaker

Jane Marie Swan, 89, of Celina, passed away on April 4 at Celina Health and Rehab Center in Celina. Memorial services on April 12, at Celina United Methodist Church.           with Rev. Josh Newberry officiating. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born Nov. 19, 1928, in Glasgow, Ky. She was a homemaker and a member of the Celina United Methodist Church since 1956.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dillard Franklin Sparks and Zetta Mae Sparks; her husband, Edward C. Swan; three infant children; and brothers, Royce E. Smith and James E. Smith.

Surviving relatives include son, Travis M. Swan of Celina; daughters: Leann (Paul) Storm of Celina, and Lisa (Greg) Teeple of Whites Creek; grandchildren, Caitlin (Jared) Wood, Seth (Krista) Teeple and Jessica Teeple; great grandchildren, Ethan Taylor, Zac Wood and Aubrey Wood; and brother, Joe Neal (Dorothy) Sparks of Celina.

Joel Keith Brown

Construction Worker

Joel Keith Brown, 78, of Gainesboro, passed away April 3 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held on April 7, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro. Interment followed in the Maxwell Chapel Cemetery in Hilham with Bro. Paul Thomas Hughes officiating.

He was born November 25, 1939 in Hilham. He was a construction worker. He loved gardening, enjoyed building things and hard work. He was preceded in death by his parents, John K. Brown and Lona D. Brown; brothers; Charles, Roger, Tom and Melvin Brown; and a sister; Wanda Joyce Ward.             Surviving relatives include sons; Greg K. Brown of Hilham and Jeramy (Brown) Armonte of Cookeville; daughter, Tracey Brown of Cookeville; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers, William Merle Brown, Edward Brown, Carl Brown and Jr. Brown; and sisters, Corrine Albertson, Lois Dial, Doris Ramos, and Kathy Cantrell.

A.V. Thomas

Retired Factory Worker

A.V. Thomas, 87, of Gainesboro, passed away on April 2 at her residence. Funeral services were held on April 5, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro. Interment followed in the John Young Cemetery in the Shiloh community with Bro. John Mabrey and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

She was born June 20, 1930 in Gainesboro. She was a furniture factory worker, and a member of the Center Grove Church of Christ. She was known and loved as “Nannie Thomas” to all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Troy B. Hensley and Maggie Hensley; her husband, B.W. “Berry Tom” Thomas; sons, Larry Thomas and Garry Thomas; grandsons, Garry J. Thomas, Jr. and Stevie Allen; brothers, Wilburn Hensley and James Hensley; and sisters, Annie B. Loftis, Velvie Denson, V.L. Hensley and Dorothy Mayberry. Surviving relatives include daughter, Debbie (Elmer) Allen of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Jerry (Tonya) Thomas, Missy Thomas and Shawn (Julie) Thomas; great grandchildren, Bobby Dale Thomas, Emma Brooke Thomas, Lisa Pryor, Latoya Pryor, Thomas Pryor, Kaleb Young, Kaitlyn Young and Kristen Young; three great-great grandchildren; and sisters, Lona Ledsma of Mich., Edith (Charles) Mitchell of Gainesboro, Betty Sue Mabrey of Gainesboro, Jean Loftis of Gainesboro and Polly Petty of Gainesboro.

Inez Hix Ellis Bremer

Inez Hix Ellis Bremer, 86, of Cookeville, passed away on April 3 at Woodcrest at the Blakeford in Nashville. Funeral services were held on April 10 at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community.

She was born July 23, 1931 in Gainesboro. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed sewing and bowling. She loved children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Mary Nell Hix; husbands, Charles Ellis and Dr. John Paul Bremer; son Larry Richard Ellis and brothers Eugene, Joe and Charles Hix. Surviving relatives include daughter; Teresa (Warren) Tardy of Brentwood; granddaughter, Elizabeth Tardy of Franklin; great-grandson, Hayden Grogan of Franklin; sisters: Ann Thompson of Gainesboro and Elizabeth Hooten of Nashville; and brother-in-law: Bobby (June) Ellis of Hendersonville.

Moline Stafford

Factory Worker

Moline Stafford 84, of Gainesboro, passed away on April 5 at the Overton County Health and Rehab in Livingston. Funeral services were held on April 9 with Bro. Don Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery. Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.

She was born August 3, 1933 in Gainesboro. She was a factory worker in the garment industry. She loved working, playing with her grandchildren, going to yard sales and the races.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oakley and Edna Mayberry; grandson, Larry Eugene Woodard, Jr. ; and several brothers and sisters. Surviving relatives include husband, Paul M. Stafford of Gainesboro; sons, Larry (Helen) Stafford of Westmoreland, Johnnie (Melanie) Stafford of Lebanon and Terry (Angie) Stafford of Hartsville; daughter, Teresia “Suzy” (Ronnie) Shrum of Hartsville; and step-son; Paul Stafford, Jr. of Gainesboro; 13 grandchildren, several step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

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