Obits 11/20/18

George Michael Flatt

George Michael Flatt, 57, of Gainesboro, passed away on Nov. 12 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Nov. 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in McCoinsville Community.

He was born Sept. 20, 1961, in Gainesboro. He was a factory worker at Nielsen and a member of the Free State Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by parents, James E. Flatt and Mary Helen Stafford Flatt; infant brother, James Daniel Flatt; paternal grandparents, James Harvey and Lura Ann Flatt; and maternal grandparents, Luke and Elizabeth Stafford.

Surviving relatives include wife, Bonnie Kilmon Flatt of Gainesboro; brother Ricky Flatt of Gainesboro; sister, Kathy Marie Flatt of Gainesboro; and other relatives and friends.

James “Ace” L. Young

James “Ace” L. Young, 71, of Cookeville, passed away on Nov. 12 at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held on Nov. 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mark Loftis officiating. Interment followed in the Sam Flatt Cemetery on Shepardsville Hwy in Jackson County.

He was born on Oct. 10, 1947 in Jackson County. He was a construction worker and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era as a Sergeant.

He was preceded in death by parents, Henry Young and Frances Young; brother, Donald Young; and sister, Kathy Wentworth.

Surviving relatives include; sons, James Michael (Amber) Young and Louis (Tara) Perez, all of Mich.; daughters, Michelle (Daniel) Vandro and Lisa Kashat, all of Mich.; grandchildren, Austin, Jeremy, Victoria, Mia, Ava, Layla, Setaura, Max, Damon and Eagon; sister, Debbie (Larry) Rector of Cookeville; and his significant other, Liz Lane of Cookeville.

Robert Pruett

Robert Pruett, 78, of Carthage, formerly of Bloomington Springs, passed away Nov. 14 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. Graveside services were held on Nov. 16 with interment following at the Welch Cemetery on Allentown Road in Gainesboro. Sanderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Sept. 1. 1940, in the Whites Bend Community. He was a retired factory worker and attended the Salem Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by parents, Sam Pruitt and Kate Netherton Pruett; and step-mother, Carrie Brown Pruett.

Surviving relatives include; sons, David Pruitt of the Difficult Community and Junior Pruitt of Carthage.

Delmer Lee “Dale” Allen

Delmer Lee “Dale” Allen, 71, of Cookeville passed away on Nov. 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Nov. 17 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 June 22, 1947 in Jackson County. He worked as a mower operator for the Jackson County Highway Department.

He was preceded in death by parents, Cecil Allen, Sr. and Clora Pippin Allen; brothers, Cecil Allen Jr., James Alton Allen, Joe Earl Allen and Charles Paul “Niff” Allen; and sisters, Eva Jane Hearld, Georgia Madelle Allen and Gladys Irene Taylor.

Surviving relatives include; brother, Elmer (Debbie) Allen of Gainesboro; sister in law, Christine Allen of Cookeville; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith, 71, of Gainesboro, passed away Nov. 10 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Nov. 12 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. The family has chosen cremation.

He was born April 3, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio. He was a truck driver for Russell Stover.

He was preceded in death by parents, James M. Smith and Nettie Lou Smith; brothers, Curtis Smith and Don Smith; and sister, Brenda Morris.

Surviving relatives include wife, Judy Smith of Gainesboro; daughter, Pam (Roy) Head of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Josh Stafford, Sarah Stafford, Lindsay Young, Jacob Davis, Keisha McCoin and James Head; great grandchildren, Jada Stafford, Aiden Stafford, Daltyn Hines, Mallorie Hines, Mason McCoin, Ella Whitlow, Gunner McCoin and Garett McCoin; and brother, Randall Smith of Dayton, Ohio.

Carl F. Allen

Carl F. Allen, 80, of Gainesboro, passed away Nov. 11 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral service were held Nov. 14 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Heady officiating. Interment followed in the Allentown Cemetery in Gainesboro.

He was born on Nov. 11, 1938, in Gainesboro. He worked as a drill operator in road construction and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by parents, Lewis K. Allen and Betty Ann Allen; son, Lewis Wayne Allen; and brothers, Douglas Allen, Clay Allen and Donald Eugene Allen.

Surviving relatives include; daughter, Lisa Hammock of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Sarah Hammock, Kayla Allen and Tabitha Crawley; great grandchildren, Desteny and Austin Crawley; brothers, Ralph Allen of Calif. and Paul (Carolyn) Allen of Ala.; sister, Barbara (Robert) Nemore of Gainesboro; sister in law, Mildred Allen of Gainesboro; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thelma Molene Denton Richardson

Thelma Molene Denton Richardson went to her reward on Nov. 15, 2018. She was born April 29, 1928 to Vance & Flora Minchey Denton on Bullard’s Creek in Jackson Co., Tenn. Early in life she met her one true love, Jessie “Dick” Richardson, and they married Dec. 23, 1944. He preceded her in death in 2007. Together they had seven children: Brenda McMichael (Gary), Carol Hayes (Paul), Jesse Richardson (Loli), Roger Richardson (Sandra), Jan Musgrove (Scott), Mike Richardson (Debbie), and Phil Richardson. The family grew to include 20 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was known by many as Memaw and gained the adoration of generations of families even beyond her own. She was a treasured aunt, sister-in-law, cousin, and sister in Christ, attending Zion Chapel Assembly of God and formerly Calvary Assembly of God. Though she worked various jobs in her life, she had a natural talent for raising a family and cooking. Her family was her proudest accomplishment and she leaves a legacy of love, faith, and charity in the people whose lives she touched.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Carol, granddaughter Amanda McMichael, and two brothers, Willard & Ira C. Denton.

Visitation was Sat., Nov. 17, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. and Sun. Nov.18, 2018 12 until service time at 2p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, TN.

Thank You

The family of Rodney Smith would like to thank everyone for their love and consideration. Special thanks to Jimmy Anderson for the service. God Bless everyone.

 

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