Obits 10/30/18

Nellie G. Mayberry

Nellie G. Mayberry, 92, of Gainesboro passed away on Oct. 21 at NHC of Cookeville. Funeral services were held on Oct. 23 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. John Mabery officiating. Interment followed in the Fox Chaffin Cemetery in Gainesboro.

She was born Nov. 16, 1925 in Gainesboro. She was a factory worker and member of the Freewill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie B. Gentry and Lottie Gentry; husband, Mitchell Maberry; and sons, Daryl Maberry and Howard Lee Maberry.

Surviving relatives include grandchildren, Shanna Lee Muncy of Cookeville and Shelly (Kevin) Modrall of Cookeville; and daughters in law, Linda Maberry and Carol Maberry, both of Cookeville.

Jody Lee Reecer

Jody Lee Reecer, 48, of Cookeville passed away on Oct. 21 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Oct. 24 at the Double Springs Church of Christ in Putnam County with Bro. Eric Collins officiating. Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville.

He was born July 14, 1970 in Nashville. He was a member of the Double Springs Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tim and Armella Reecer; and his maternal grandparents, Estis and Vealer Sims.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Machelle Reecer of Cookeville; sons, Brent (Paige) Reecer of Cookeville and Bailey Reecer of Cookeville; parents, Truman Reecer and Kathy Reecer of Bloomington Springs; father and mother in law, Wayne and Peggy Lewis of Cookeville; brother in law, Mitchell (Brandace) Lewis of Bloomington Springs; nieces, Ashlinn Reecer, Shelby Crabtree, Maddie Lewis and Rylee Lewis; and nephews, Colton Reecer and Kooper Reecer.

Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home of Gainesboro was in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie (Adams) Stewart

Bonnie (Adams) Stewart, 69, of Indian Creek Community passed away on Oct. 19 at home. Bonnie’s wishes were for her remains to be donated to the Meharry Medical College.

She was born Sept. 9, 1949 in Clay County. She was a homemaker, had worked at Crotty Corp., and was a loving grandmother and a member of the Haydenburg Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Cordell and Delia Mae Scott Adams; husband, Gene Alfred Stewart; son John Howard Dixon; brothers, Sammy Houston and Jerry Martin Adams; and sister, Bessie Darlene Shaw.

Surviving relatives include; daughters, Tina Smith, Delia “Dee” Stewart and Gina Stewart all of Gainesboro; brothers, Jimmy Adams of Livingston, James Adams (Geneva Scott), Kevin Adams and Tuffy (Michelle) Adams of Celina; sisters, Winni (David) Threet, Sara “Liz” (Danny) Coby, Catherine (Cecil) Ledbetter, and Anne (Charles) Lee, all of Celina; grandchildren, Jonathan Terry Smith, Hunter Franklin Stewart, Kayley Stewart and Kayden Pippin; many nieces, nephews, family, special friends and caretakers.

The Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

George F. Raines

George F. Raines, 84, of Gainesboro passed away on Oct. 20 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held on Oct. 24 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Charlie West officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery in Clay County.

He was born Sept. 29, 1934 in Hartsville. He was a Church of Christ minister.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Raines and Ada Davis Raines; wife, Mildred Eileen Raines; brother, Hulen Raines; and sister, Helen Apple.

Surviving relatives include; daughter, Delores and Charlie West of Baxter; grandson, Charles David West of Baxter; brother, Delbert Raines of Marietta, GA.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ginger Carwile

Ginger Carwile, 47, of Gainesboro passed away on Oct. 21 at her residence. Funeral services were held on Oct. 25 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 9, 1970, in Gainesboro. She was an electrologist in the cosmetology industry.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Walter and Gladys Burris; and paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Lillie Carwile.

Surviving relatives include her parents, Jack and Brenda Carwile of Gainesboro; sisters, Donna (Jeff) Lee of Savannah, GA. and Tammy (Lance) Campbell of Panama City, Fla.; nephews, Tyler, Austin, Bronson and Connor York; Grayson, Riley and Colin Campbell; great niece, Laykelynn York; and several aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

Patrick “Pat” D. Hand

Patrick “Pat” D. Hand, 71, of Whitleyville passed away on Oct., 23 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Oct. 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in Jackson County.

He was born March 3, 19477 in Florida. He worked in the tile and flooring trade.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Abb Hand and Jewell Hand; son, Jody Hand; brothers, Larry, Ray, Allen and Forest Hand; and sister Jewell Dean Baugh.

Surviving relatives include his life companion, Janet Pryor of Whitleyville; her children, Raymond Pryor of Easley S.C., Randall (Barbara) Pryor of Gainesboro and Tonya Pryor (Greg) Beeman of Weeki Wachee, Fla.; nine grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Daniel Lee Rose

Daniel Lee Rose, 59, of Cookeville passed away on Oct. 17 at his residence. Memorial services will be held on Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation.

He was born on June 10, 1959, in Brunswick, Maine; he worked as an aircraft mechanic and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Rose.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Holly Robertson Rose of Cookeville; mother, Sylvia Rose of Maine; brother, Alan Rose and wife, Sandy; sisters, Linda Rose Deskins and Letha Rose Wesley and husband, Bob; nieces and nephews, Keath Deskins, Christie Engleman, Miranda Jacobs, Roxanne Armstrong, Co-Lee Grey, Misty Rose, Andrew Doble, Bob Wesley, Kara Robertson, Liam Robertson and Robert Mangrum; caregivers, Jason Robertson and Charlie Williamson; and many friends.

Michael DeFosche

Michael DeFosche died suddenly at his home in Whitleyville, Tenn. He was 68 years old.

Michael had a love of music, stemming back to his early teens, loving everything from rock and roll to bluegrass. His later years brought him to the Opry and his love for old time fiddle blossomed.

In the 80’s he played fiddle and combined his vocal talents in a group called The Stillhouse Reelers. He later played back up musician on stage at the Grand Ole Opry to folks like Bob Douglas.

He loved living simply, out in “the holler”, in the backwoods of Whitleyville. He loved fly-fishing and because of his catch and release belief, got to know most of the fish who resided in his stream!

He became a member of the Audubon Society, as well as falconer and committed himself to the rescue and rehabilitation of many birds of prey. His talents included not only playing guitar, banjo and fiddle, but also restoring and building them.

He was predeceased by his parents; Alfred and Rachel DeFosche.

Survivors include a brother; Alfred DeFosche and wife Sharon, of Cookeville; a sister, Cheryl DeFosche Cox of Clinton, Conn.; nieces, Meadow DeFosche Christ and husband David, of N.C. and Rachel Cox Sackett and husband Gregory of Conn.

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro.

Helan F. Huddleston

Helan F. Huddleston, 88, of Avon, Ind., passed away on Oct. 19 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Ind. Funeral services were held on Oct. 27 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kenny Long officiating. Interment followed in the Thomas Cemetery in the Willette Community of Macon County.

She was born on Aug. 30, 1930 in Haydenburg. She was an LPN and a member of the Chapel Glen Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Zelma Forkum; husband, Eli Hue Huddleston; and brother Ernest Ward Forkum.

Surviving relatives include; daughter, Reta (Bob) Blevins of Avon, Ind.; grandson, Chad Blevins of Greenwood, Ind.; brother, Shelby “S.W.” (Bonnie) Forkum of Gainesboro; and sister, Kathleen Smoliga of Estil Springs, Tenn.

 

Thank You

The family of Estil Young would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone for the thoughtfulness and kindness shown us during the sickness and passing of our beloved loved one. Thank you for the prayers, cards, flowers, phone calls, food, memorial gifts and contributions to the Turkey Town Cemetery in remembrance of Estil.

To Pastor Bobby Scantland for the kind and encouraging words spoken.

For the meal provided for the family after the service by our loving church family at Poston Chapel, friends and family.

To Anderson Funeral Home for the care and kindness shown to us.

Thank you to his friends from Eaton. It meant a lot to the family to hear the good things you had to say about Estil. Thank you everyone for everything. It’s people like you that makes the burden lighter.

The family of Estil Young

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