Obits 10/9/18

Richard Cooper

Richard Cooper, 57, of Gallatin, passed away on Sept. 22 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held on Sept. 25 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro with Chris Reece officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born April 13, 1961, in Gainesboro. He worked as a tire specialist, was a musician and loved to play and listen to music.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Webb and Elsie Petty; cousin, Charlie Merritt and aunt, Linda Petty.

Surviving relatives include wife, Donna Cooper of Gallatin; son, Richard Cooper of Gallatin; daughter, Nichole Cooper of Gallatin; mother, Dorothy Reece and husband, James Reece; brothers, Eddie Cooper, Tony Cooper, Dan Cooper and Chris Reece; and sisters, Dorris Williams and Sue Ray.

Virginia Morgan

Virginia Morgan, 84, of Gainesboro, passed away on Sept. 21 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held on Sept. 24 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. Interment will follow in the Poplar Springs Cemetery in Overton County.

She was born March 30, 1934, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. She was a bank teller and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Algerine L. Clark, Sr. and Ota Pearl Rutland Clark.

Surviving relatives include husband, James E. Morgan of Gainesboro; son, Bill Morgan of Mich.; daughter, Rebecca Morgan of Hilham; grandson, Brandon Morgan of Hilham; brothers Ray Clark of Richardson, Texas, Joe Clark of San Antonio, Texas and Jerry Clark of Gatesville, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Elmer Lee Hix

Elmer Lee Hix, 86, of Gainesboro, passed away on Sept. 30 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. Funeral services were held on Oct. 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. James Bybee officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1931, in Jackson County. He was a carpenter, a member of the Hurricane Church of Christ and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by parents, William Cluer Hix and Pearlie Buck Hix; brother, Vadis Ray Hix; and sisters, Ima Jean Hix Arms, Wilma Francis Hix, Norma Aquilla Hix and Ina Mai Hix.

Surviving relatives include wife, Estelene Hix of Gainesboro; son, Gerald (Dessa) Hix of Cookeville; daughters, Debbie Dixon and Shelia Pharris, both of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Brandy (Shane) Nixon, Allison Pharris, Alana Dixon, Corey Pharris, Anita Dixon, Elijah Hix and Camille Hix; and great grandchildren, Abby Nixon and Carter Pharris.

 

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