Shelby W. Forkum
Shelby W. Forkum, 85, of Gainesboro passed away on Dec. 30 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Dan Huffines and Bro. Clarence Deloach officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery.
He was born April 25, 1933. He was a Church of Christ minister.
He was preceded in death by parents, Chester Forkum and Zelma Forkum; brother, Ernest West Forkum; and sister, Helan F. Huddleston.
Surviving relatives include wife, Bonnie Anderson Forkum, of Gainesboro; daughter, Denise (Ron) Cantrell of Cookeville; and sister, Kathleen Smoliga of Estil Springs.
Elizabeth Ruth “Foofie” Payne
Elizabeth Ruth “Foofie” Payne, 95, of Allons passed away on Dec. 30 at Overton County Health and Rehab. Memorial services were held on Jan. 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Judd officiating. The family has chosen cremation.
She was born June 15, 1923, in West Haven, Conn. She was a school teacher and attended the New Hope Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by parents, Timothy H. Anderson and Mary Veronica Anderson; husband, Orville R. Payne; and a sister.
Surviving relatives include a son; Samuel (Patricia) Payne of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Jason (Brittney) Payne, Amanda (Josh) Bilbrey, Aubrey (Chris) Wilson and Joey (Julie) Payne; and great grandchildren, Jamie Bilbrey, Haley Payne, Jacob Wilson, Andrew Wilson, Summer Wilson, Colton Payne, Trenton Payne, Jaylee Kelly and Landon Kelly.
Barbara Ann Spivey
Barbara Ann Spivey, 75, of Monterey passed away on Dec. 31 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born July 27, 1943, in Detroit Mich. She was a factory worker for Purdue Farms.
She was preceded in death by parents, Samuel Jackson Ward and Helen Ann Ward; and husband, James Walter Spivey.
Surviving relatives include a son, Darrin Spivey and significant other, Sher Williams of Gainesboro; daughters, Doreen and Wayne Stacy of Gainesboro, Kim Stacy of Gainesboro and Theresa and Steve Stout of Carsonville, Mich.; grandchildren, James Spivey, Ashley Schultz, Danielle Stacy and Nickolas Stout; six great grandchildren; brothers, Eddie and Mary Ward of Ky., Richard and Barbara Ward of Mich. and Mark Ward, Mich.; and special friend, Coralyn Rose.
Maidy Moody, 77, of Gainesboro passed away Dec. 31 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating.
She was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Gainesboro. She was a factory worker and a member of the Fairview Free Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by parents, H.H. Scantland and Ova Scantland; husband, L.C. Moody; and sisters, Lois Lee, Betty Merlene Brown and Ann Wilson.
Surviving relatives include; daughter, Nicki (Seth) McMasters of Cookeville; grandsons, Gabriel Evan McMasters and Liam Conner McMasters; granddaughter, Adalyn Grace Lee; brothers, Harold (Shary) Scantland and Randy (Janet) Scantland, all of Ohio; sisters, Carolyn (Scott) Taulbee of Ohio, Wanda Wilson of Goodlettsville and Brenda (Bruce) Auberson of Livingston; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Edith Rhoten Bennett, 90, of Whitleyville passed away Jan. 2, at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ronald Strong and Bro. Dennis Smith officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 19, 1928, in Gainesboro. She was a bus driver for the Jackson County School System, a factory worker and a housewife. She was a member of the Richmond Chapel Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by parents, Henry Clay Rhoten and Ova West Rhoten; husband, Kirk Bennett; brothers, Hollis, Ray and Herbert Rhoten; sisters, Christine Rhoten, Ethel Stewart, Rosa Lee Heady and Robbie Sue Stewart; sons in law, Ottis Millsaps, N.J. Mason Jr. and Richard Stafford.
Surviving relatives include daughters, Sue Mason and Wanda Stafford, both of Cookeville, Linda Millsaps of Whitleyville, Fran (Walter) Davis of Gainesboro and Jo Helen (Litton) Birdwell of Bloomington Springs; bonus daughter, Bonnie Warden Albea of Cookeville; grandchildren, Susan Greene of Nashville, Scotty Birdwell of Gainesboro, Steven Bennett of Jamestown, Tracy Sandlin of Bloomington Springs, Tracey Millsaps and Sharon Scott, both of Cookeville, Kay Kirby, Sharon Loftis, Kenny Davis and Chasity Hix, all of Gainesboro; 23 great grandchildren; and eight great, great grandchildren.
Tammy Allen Richardson
Tammy Allen Richardson, 42, of Cookeville passed away Dec. 31 in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Short officiating. Interment followed in the John Young Cemetery.
She was born Jan.11, 1976 in Joliet, Ill. She was a homemaker and attended the Free State Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by parents, Joe Earl Allen and Linda Faye Allen.
Surviving relatives include sons, Jesse (Shelby) Richardson of Gainesboro, Mason Richardson of Gainesboro and Noah Jayce Trisdale of Baxter; grandchild, Carter Lee Richardson; brothers, Gary (Karen) Allen of Cookeville, Kenny (Tammy) Allen of Gainesboro and Bo Allen of Gainesboro; sister, Pamela (Steve) Trisdale of Baxter; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.