Obits 8/14/18

Harley Allen

Harley Allen, 87, of Gainesboro, passed away on Aug. 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Aug. 9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Kenneth Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Jones Huff Cemetery in Gainesboro.

He was born Jan. 28, 1931, in Jackson County. He was a farmer, a member of the Antioch Church of Christ and he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vaden Ben Allen and Fannie Mae Jones Allen; son, Tony Allen; brothers, Reginald, Kenneth and Morgan Allen; and sister, Louise Wilmoth.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Ann Allen of Gainesboro; daughter, Teresa and husband, Ronnie Mayberry of Nameless; grandchildren, Brad and wife, Robin Mayberry, Tanya and husband, Cory Fox, Justin and wife, Jessie Mayberry and Abby Allen; great grandchildren, Eli Mayberry, Jase, Mayberry, Rylee Fox, Lyza Fox, Jenna Mayberry, Lorelai Mayberry and Jordyn Allen; sister, Revene and husband, Robert Archer of Cookeville; and brother in law, Doyle Wilmoth of Cookeville.

 

Wm. Stanley Acuff

Wm. Stanley Acuff, 85, of Granville, passed away on Aug. 5 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Aug. 7 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. Interment followed in the Curry’s Chapel Cemetery.

He was born on Aug. 13, 1932, in Washburn, Tenn. He was an insurance investigator, a member of the New Hope Baptist Church and he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ethan Allen Acuff and Montana Nicely Acuff; brothers, Ward Beecher Acuff and Anthony Wayne Acuff; and an infant brother.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Peggy Acuff of Granville; son, Albert Galon Acuff of Ill.; daughter, Tracy Lynn Acuff of Fla.; and grandchildren, Anthony, Crystal, Regina, Cole, Corey, Kaija and Caleb.

 

Garry W, Stacy

Garry W. Stacy, 65, of Gainesboro, passed away on Aug. 5 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Aug. 8 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Shannon Hammock officiating. Interment followed in the Stacy Cemetery in the Old Antioch Community.

He was born June 1, 1953, in Jackson County. He was a carpenter by trade.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lester Stacy and Carrie Cleo Stacy; brothers, Harold Stacy and Jimmy Lloyd Stacy; and sisters, Betty Irene Hammock and Georgia Crane.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Brenda Joyce Stacy of Gainesboro; daughter, Shelia and husband, Curtis Norris of Hilham; granddaughters, Chelsea Norris and Mackenzie Norris; brothers, Cecil Gerald Stacy and Michael Stacy, both of Gainesboro; sisters, Stella Rose Hammock of Gainesboro, Cappy Phillips of Gainesboro and Brenda Clark of Cookeville; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Betty Sue Stafford

Betty Sue Stafford, 79, of Cookeville, passed away on Aug. 7 at NHC Health Care Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held on Aug. 11 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Family Minister Wes Gallagher officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.

She was born July 9, 1939, in Jackson County. She was a factory worker in the auto industry and a member of the Collegeside Church of Christ in Cookeville. She spent most of her life in Detroit, Mich., from age four until she retired.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cordell Harris and Theo Godsey Harris; her husband, Billy P. Stafford; and brothers, Bobby Harris, Larry Harris and Roger Harris.

Surviving relatives include her son, Dennis and wife, Stella Stafford of Gainesboro; daughters, Diane and husband, Steve Smith of Cookeville and Donna and husband, Milan Zec of Cookeville; grandchildren, Joshua Ledbetter, Nicholas and wife, Katie Ledbetter, Andy Stafford and Michelle and husband Jeremy Flynt; great grandchildren, Cajun Ledbetter, Spencer Stafford, Piper Stafford, Jorja Flynt and Grayson Flynt and special friend and caretaker, Patty Cunningham of Cookeville.

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