Obits 8/7/18

Jay Robyn

Jay Robyn, 63, of Gainesboro, TN. went home to be with the Lord Tuesday July 24, 2018. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded in love with his wife and children. Throughout a difficult illness, Jay faced each challenge with grace, a smiling face, and an unwavering faith in his Maker’s promises.

Jay was born in Vancouver, Washington on Aug. 1, 1954. His father’s work took them to Atlanta where he spent most of his childhood and adult life. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1981 and is still an active member of their alumni association. For many years, he worked as a Software Project Manager, allowing for many travel adventures. He enjoyed the mechanics of sound engineering and was an avid participant in the musical endeavors of his daughters in addition to running the sound system at church for many years. Most recently, he has been able to embrace retirement at his farm home, enjoying the peace and tranquility of God’s creations.

Jay was preceded in death by his father, Jack Robyn, and mother, Carol Cotton.

He is survived by his wife Regena; daughter Katie Collinsworth (Chris); daughter Mary Robyn (Stephanie) and grandson Sam Collinsworth. He was loved by many, including family in Tennessee, Georgia, Minnesota, and Washington as well as church family at First Presbyterian Church, Cookeville TN and Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA.

Jay’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks to his PNC family from FPC, Rev. Michael McLaughlin, Dr. Elliott Winton, Jessica Neely, PA, the Emory infusion center staff, and Avalon hospice care.

In lieu of flowers, Jay requested that memorial contributions be made to First Presbyterian Church (general fund), Shallowford Presbyterian Church (youth or choir funds), or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (

A homegoing celebration was held at First Presbyterian Church, Cookeville TN on Saturday August 4, 2018. Visitation started at 2:00 pm with service at 3:00 pm, followed by additional visitation and a reception to continue the celebration of Jay’s life.

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Imogene Ledford “Jean” Cason

Imogene Ledford “Jean” Cason, age 90, of Old Hickory, TN, died July 31, 2018. Mrs. Cason was born August 14, 1927 in Sparta, TN. She grew up in Gainesboro, TN and moved to Nashville in 1951. Mrs. Cason was a charter member of Lebanon Road Church of Christ. She was employed by James C. Hailey Engineering Firm 25 years. Mrs. Cason was the daughter of the late, Rufus Houston and Carrie Orene Brown Ledford. She was also preceded in death in 1986 by her husband, Charles O. Cason and by her sisters, Ruth Kinkaid, Polly Carter and Edna Birdwell. Mrs. Cason was a caring wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by: daughters, Vicki (Elton) Wiseman, Sarah (Chuck) Dunlap and Nancy (Bob) Rose; 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 12 noon Friday, Aug. 3, 2018 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Frank Batson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro, TN. Active pallbearers were Bruce Carter, Terry Carter, Kyle Carter, Scott Carter, Chase Dunlap and Brad Rose.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

The family would like to especially thank the administration, nurses and staff at Providence Place of Mt. Juliet and Kindred Hospice.


Mable Stafford Davenport

Mable Stafford Davenport, 80, of Lebanon, passed away on July 31 at Tri-Star Skyline Medical Center. Graveside services were held on Aug. 4 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born March 30, 1938 in Jackson County. She was a waitress and a member of the Madison Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Peyton Stafford and Ellie Agnes Stafford; brother, Harvey Stafford; and an infant sister.

Surviving relatives include her sons, Stanley and wife, Faye Davenport of Lafayette, Ind., Robert Davenport of Lebanon; grandchildren, Curtis, Chris, Tim and Nathan Davenport, Melanie Davenport and Amanda Davenport; great grandchildren, Bryson and Cadance Davenport Destinee Taelar Charles and Kaley Jo Davenport; and sisters, Glenda Carver and Josephine Rich, both of Akron, Ohio.


Billy J. Lambert

Billy J. Lambert, 79, of Gainesboro, passed away on July 30 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held on Aug. 2 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed in the Granville Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 25, 1935, in Jackson County. He served in the US Army, was a farmer and a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guster Lambert and Lillian Lambert; grandchildren, Scott Dennis and Jade Lambert; three brothers; and one sister.

Surviving relatives include his son, Billy Ray and wife, Brandi Lambert of Gainesboro; daughters, Linda Gore and Brenda Roach, both of Gainesboro and Rita Allen of Whitleyville; 13 grandchildren; a grandson he raised, Brad Dennis; 15 great grandchildren; a half sister, Jean Young of Chestnut Mound; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Daniel Wayne “Bobo” Pippin

Daniel Wayne “Bobo” Pippin 52, of Gainesboro, passed away on July 31, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Aug. 2 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the John Young Cemetery in the Shiloh Community.

He was born Feb. 18, 1966, in Jackson County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershel C. Pippin and Dora Lou “Crickett” Pippin.

Surviving relatives include his aunts, Evelyn and husband, Kenny Maynard, Ruby and husband, Joe Manier, all of Cookeville and Frances Meadows of Bloomington Springs; uncle, Junior Meadows of Bloomington Springs; cousin and caregiver, Dale and wife, Rose Meadows of Gainesboro; cousin, Tom and wife, Beth Brown of Jackson County; other cousins, relatives and friends.



Patricia Ann Stanakis Broyles

Patricia Ann Stanakis Broyles, 78, of Cookeville, Tenn. passed from this life Aug. 1, 2018 at her home in Cookeville peacefully.

Everyone called her Patsy or Nana. She was born Aug. 7, 1939, in Picayune, Miss. She married her beloved husband, Ralph Douglas Broyles on Dec. 22, 1957 in Sparta, Tenn. Ralph truly was the love of her life and he felt equally the same.

Patsy was born again as a young adult at a Billy Graham crusade.

Patsy was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Francis Stanakis, originally from Lithuania, mother, Lena Arabella Snyder Stanakis from Pennsylvania; and her brother, Wayne Stanakis from Miami, Fla.

Throughout her life, she served the Lord to the best of her ability and loved and served others as well. She attended the Methodist Church most of her life and the last several years attended Cookeville Life Church with her family.

She and Ralph raised three children together. Douglas Dewayne Broyles, Kimberly Anne Broyles Agee and Kevin Ralph Broyles. She led all three of her children to Jesus as well as others in a service of love to God.

Patsy was know for her hospitality of serving and cooking for others and her passionate love for her family.

She deeply loved her precious grandchildren, Andrew Michael Agee, Peyton Douglas Broyles, Morgan Christina Broyles McDowell, Robert Wayne Agee, Joseph Ralph Agee, James Allen Hill and Ashley Nicole Purdy. Her family grew to welcome, (daughter-in-law) Cyndi Broyles, (son-in-law) Robert Agee, (daughter-in-law) Susie Broyles, (grand daughter-in-law) Krissie Agee, (grand daughter-in-law) Logan Broyles, (grand son-in-law) Jesse McDowell, (grand daughter-in-law) Sara Hill, (grand son-in-law) Jordan Purdy and a future (grand daughter-in-law) Lexi Koger.

As a result of these precious one’s love union, she welcomed great grandchildren, Tucker Agee, Bo Broyles, Roane Hill, Abram Hill, James Purdy, Jaxon Agee and Payson Agee.

She also has three step-grandkids, Sam Agee, Kendall Agee and Elle Agee.

Patsy faced the challenges of Parkinson for 14 years as well as other illnesses and is now in paradise with her Lord and Savior.

There will be a private family graveside service at Oak Lawn memorial Cemetery.

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