Obits 4/24/18

Linda Nell Morse


Linda Nell Morse, of Gainesboro, passed away on April 14 at her residence. Funeral services were held at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs, Ark. Interment followed in the Scott Cemetery in Mountain Pine, Ark.

She was a homemaker, waitress, loving mother and grandmother to all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Gladys Gaither.

Surviving relatives include her children, Bud, Karen, Mary Lynne, David and Bailey; 15 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and siblings, Donna, Jerry, Susie and Ray.

Joe F. Stout


Joe F. Stout, 84, of Martin’s Creek Community, passed away on April 12 at Tennova Healthcare in Lebanon. Funeral services were held on April 15 in the Chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Rev. Sheila Lancaster and Jack Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 5, 1933 in Granville. He was a retired as Director of Manufacturing for Georgia Boot Division of U.S. Industries. Under his leadership, he led the employees to the distinction of producing the most Process 82, boots/shoes, in the world. A patent was obtained by the company in his name, “Stout Giant” soles, used in production. He retired at age 50 to pursue his true love of farming and fishing. For 12 years, he owned/operated Cole’s Country Roads and Store.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford Dewey Stout and Sallie B. Huff Stout; infant daughter, Anita Jo Stout; brothers, James, Taylor and Dewey Stout; sisters Nell Carter and Cyna Thompson McCormick; niece Brenda Alexander and nephew, Ronnie Carter.

Surviving relatives include wife, Anita Sue Dye Stout; son, Jerry Morgan Stout; daughter, Amy (Jeff) Allison; grandsons, Aksel and Zeb (Drema) Allison, all of Granville.

Jesse Tyler James Wheeler

Jesse Tyler James Wheeler, 18, of Whitleyville, passed away on April 16 at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Funeral services were held on April 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community.

He was born Nov. 10, 1999, in Cookeville. He was a student, and loved playing video games. He loved riding motorcycles, working with grandpa, old country music, picking on his little brother and eating Mexican food.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, James Wheeler and step grandfather, Edward Sieber.

Surviving relatives include his father, Jason Wheeler; mother, Pamela (Adam Wrede) Kernell; paternal grandmother, Nell Sieber; maternal grandparents, Brenda Kernell and Jack Gentry; Tommy and Stacy Kernell; and brother Luca Wheeler. Several uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends also survive.

Reba Nell Davis Scott

Reba Nell Davis Scott, 80, of Gainesboro, passed away April 17 at her residence. Services were held on April 21 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiated at the services. Interment followed in the Byers Cemetery in the Center Grove Community.

She was the owner of Green Acres Trailer Park, and loved helping people by organizing fundraising benefits. She was an avid supporter of the Democrat party.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Davis and Dorothea Davis and a brother, Billie Glenn Davis.

Surviving relatives include her son, Richard W. Crabtree of Maryland; daughters, Carol P. Brown of Maryland and Renee L. Johnson of Gainesboro; sister, Wanda Brown of Knoxville; special nephew, Kevin Davis; special sons, Mark D. Hensley and Mark Gaines; nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Herchel “Buck” Bright

Herchel “Buck” Bright, 65 of Cookeville, passed away on April 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held on April 22 at the Pomona Cemetery in Cumberland County, Tenn. Pastor Eddie Bright officiated at the services.

He was born July 17, 1952 in Wilder. He was a farmer and loved working on cars and listening to country music.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herchel Bright and Lila Phillips and brothers; Thomas Phillips and David Bright.

Surviving relatives include a brother, J.D. Phillips of Cookeville; sisters, Mae Kelly and Gail Reynolds of Ky and Mary Phillips of Cookeville. and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements

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