Obits 6/19/18

Ozetta Lee Hogg

Ozetta Lee Hogg, 83, passed away on June 8 at her residence. Funeral services were held on June 11 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community.

She was born July 7, 1934 in Jackson County. She was a garment factory worker and enjoyed cooking for her family and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Pryor and Jane Pryor; husbands, Carson Lee and John Hogg; son, Stanley Lee; and brothers, Tom Pryor and Thurstle Pryor.

Surviving relatives include her special companion, John Myers of Gainesboro; son, Tim Lee of Gainesboro; daughter, Dianne and husband, Will Lee of Cookeville; grandchildren, Eric and Amber Lee and Kevin Lee; great grandchildren, Austin Lee, Brandon Lee and Zack Lee; step daughter, Susan and husband, Phil Johnson of Cookeville; step son, Tyler Sharp; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

Weldon “Curly” Roberts

Weldon “Curly” Roberts, 84 of Cookeville ,passed away on June 13 at Bethesda Health Care Center. Graveside services were held on June 16 at the Richmond Cemetery in Jackson County. Bro. Estel Bilbrey officiated at the service. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born Sept. 11, 1933 in Flemingsburg, Ky. He was a timber inspector and lived in Ohio for over 40 years. He loved camping, fishing and reading his Bible. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Roberts and Thelma Roberts; son, David Roberts; brothers Jackie Roberts and Buddy Roberts; and a sister, Helen Hamilton.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Mila L. Roberts of Cookeville; sons, Darroll Roberts of Lexington, Ky, Paul Winslow of Cookeville and Jade Roberts of Cookeville; daughter, Melissa Hicks of Georgetown, Oh; five grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; brothers, Timmy Roberts, Steve Roberts and Larry Roberts; sisters, Brenda Mahaffery, Kimberly Shelton, Patty Mason and Robin Frederick; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

 

Bobby Allen

Bobby Allen, 67, passed away June 11, at his home. A Celebration of his Life was held on June 16 at the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ with Bro. Ricky Phillips officiating. Final Care Cremation Services were in charge of his arrangements.

He was born May 14, 1951 in Gainesboro. Bobby was a loving son, wonderful husband, mentoring dad and grandpa. He was a hard worker and great provider. He was known for making those around him laugh and always having a good time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dallas Buck and Daffo D. (Phillips) Allen; brothers, Johnny, Billy, and Charlie Allen; and sister, Betty Mathis.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Robin Groel Allen of Gainesboro; son, Daniel Forrest Groel; daughter, Patty Denise and husband, Grey Ray; granddaughters, Sierra and Hayley Ray; brother, Will Allen; sister, Doris Lamb, and sister in law, Kathy Groel.

 

Bonnie Jean Head

Bonnie Jean Head, 83, passed away on June 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on June 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.

She was born June 11, 1935 in Gainesboro. She was retired from the business office of the Jackson County Hospital and was a member of the McCoinsville Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roscoe Sherman Smallwood and Zander Jones Smallwood; brothers, Paul Meadows, Roscoe “Bug” Smallwood Jr. and Tommy Smallwood; and sisters, Louise Jones, Martha Belle Dixon and Rose Nell Jones Strait.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Edis Head of Gainesboro; daughters, Delma and husband, Edwin Hopkins of Gainesboro and Cathy Flatt of Cookeville; grandchildren, Jason Flatt, Lyndsey Flatt, Ryan Hopkins and Chanse and wife, Kaylia Hopkins and great grandchild, Kambree Hopkins.

 

 

Vernon M. Ragland

Retired Trustee

Vernon M. Ragland, 77, passed away on June 1 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held on June 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Lee and Rev. Tim Dunavant officiating. Interment followed in the Granville Cemetery. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born May 14, 1941 in Gainesboro. He served as Jackson County Trustee for 28 years and was a member of the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church. He loved farming and loved all of his family, especially his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Savage Ragland and Lettie Ragland; granddaughter, Molly Elizabeth Slagle; brothers, Fowler Ragland, Frank Ragland, Kenneth Ragland and an infant brother and sisters, Marie Pritchard and an infant sister.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Judy Faye Ragland of Gainesboro; son, Michael and wife, Kelly Ragland of Cookeville; daughters, Lisa and husband, Garry Loftis of Gainesboro and Teresa and husband, Rod Slagle of Cookeville; grandchildren, Lindsay and husband, Joey Meredith, Brooke Loftis, Cassi Slagle and Jackson Ragland; brothers, W.S. Ragland, Jr., Mack Ragland and Wesley Ragland and sisters, Frances Napier, Joann Calabro and Lois Ray also several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

Nina Bean Burgess

Nina Bean Burgess, 75, passed away on June 13 at Life Care Center in Sparta. Funeral services were held on June 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Clay County. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Sept. 12, 1942 in Hermitage Springs. She was retired from food service at Cookeville Regional Medical Center and was a member of the New Salem Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman Bean and Madge Browning Bean; brothers, Charles, Faye, Malcolm and Darrell Bean and a sister, Bernice Bean.

Surviving relatives include son, Charles S. Burgess, Jr. of Gainesboro; daughters, Kimberly and husband, Randy Brown of Crossville and Michelle Burgess of Nashville; grandchildren, Lindsey Brown, Lauren and husband, Landon Sherrill, Leslie Brown, Mark Brown and Samantha and husband, Curtis Shannon; great grandchild, Spencer Shannon; brother, Delbert Bean of Oak Forest, IL and sisters, Rosalene Bean of Oak Forest, IL and Jean Moore of Dickson.

 

Card of Thanks

Thank you to everyone for the love and support in our loss. Your visits, messages, cards, donations, food and the meal at Poston’s Chapel Church are all so appreciated.

Thanks to Stephanie’s medical team over the years and especially Cura Health Pulmonary Rehab in her last days. To Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, your kindness and compassion will always be remembered.

Thanks to Bro. Bobby Scantland and Bro. Tyler West for the comforting words.

To Wanda Lynn who went above and beyond, we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.

Thank you for all your prayers and kindness, it warms our hearts (that are so broken) to know everyone cares.

The Stephanie Combs Family

 

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