Obits 8/21/18

Billy Clay Hall

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Clay Hall, age 76, of Cookeville, were held on Wed., Aug. 15, at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Bro. Paul Wilmoth and Bro. David Hill officiated. Entombment with military honors followed at Crest Lawn Cemetery.

Mr. Hall passed away Sat. evening, Aug. 12 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born March 30, 1942 in Jackson County to the late Arthur and Nora Pharris Hall.

Mr. Hall served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Northeast Church of Christ.

He was retired from Tennessee Tech University where he served as Assistant Food Director for 27 years.

Mr. Hall was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and father in law.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Hilda Thomas Hall, whom he married June 24, 1967 in Mich.; three daughters, Debra Maxwell, DeAnne (Dan) Evans, Leanna (Richard) Mason, all of Cookeville; eight grandchildren, Justin Hall, Britney Maxwell, Landon (Leigh) Evans, Logan (Caylin) Evans, Laken, Chloe, Jonah and MaryKatherine Evans; one great grandchild, Bowen Evans and brother in law, Carlos (Rosie) Thomas.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Willard, Sam, Arthur Jr., Robert and Carlos Ray Hall; four sisters, Barbara Evans, Gladys Bybee, Dorothy Poteet and Betty Hall; father in law and mother in law, Clifford and Novella Thomas.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tennessee Bible College, 1616 McCulley Rd., Cookeville, Tenn. 38506


Glenda Gribble

Glenda Gribble, age 58, of Cookeville, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville, North Carolina. She will be remembered for the love and care she bestowed on those around her. She was a devoted wife, affectionate mother, doting grandmother, and loyal friend.

Glenda had a deep love for the Lord with a strong faith that manifested itself in service to her church family, Collegeside Church of Christ, as well as to the communities where she resided, Celina, Gainesboro and Cookeville.

Born on Monday October 5, 1959 in Jackson County, Tennessee, Glenda was raised on Swann Ridge above Dale Hollow Lake in Clay County, Tennessee. She graduated from Celina High School in 1977. Later that year she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Gribble. They celebrated 40 years of marriage on December 17, 2017.

Glenda and Robert made their home in Gainesboro, Tennessee while raising their two children, Emily and Curtis. Glenda delighted in her role as a wife, mother, caregiver, and all around coordinator of the household. She was an ardent supporter of her children’s athletic endeavors, and despite hectic schedules, always ensured that the family gathered together for dinner each evening.

Glenda gave integral support to Robert in his professional life, assisting him in establishing a successful business as well as encouraging him in his role as a church leader. She worked as a legal assistant, funeral director, and as a receptionist at the medical office of Dr. James G. Staggs.

Glenda was preceded in death by her father, Glyn B. Poindexter.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Gribble of Cookeville, TN; children, Emily (Jonathan) Wood of Asheville, North Carolina, and Curtis (Logan) Gribble of Nashville, TN; mother, Mamie Anderson Poindexter of Cookeville, TN; brother, Terry Poindexter of Cookeville, TN, grandson, Blane Wilson Gribble of Nashville, TN; as well as many nieces and nephews, both actual and “adopted”, who knew her as Aunt Glenda or GiGi.

Friends were invited to a visitation with the family followed by a Celebration of Life Service with Jonathan Wood, Dr. James G. Staggs, and Stan Smith officiating.

Private interment will be at the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County with Mike Palk and Joe Roberts officiating.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Glenda’s honor may be directed to Happy Haven Home for Children (2311 Wakefield Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501); Dogwood Park (Cookeville Leisure Services, 45 East Broad Street, Cookeville, TN 38501); or to the donor’s favorite charity.

Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home of Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements.



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