Obituaries 3/19/19

Charles Edward Reeves

Mr. Charles Reeves, age 88, of Murfreesboro died Friday evening March 8, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. at N. H. C. in Murfreesboro following a period of declining health.

Funeral services from the Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro were conducted Tuesday morning March 12th at 11 a.m. with Bro. Ron Harper and Bro. Joshua Houston officiating. Graveside services and interment were conducted on Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the family lot at the Granville Cemetery.

The family received friends at Woodfin in Murfreesboro on Monday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday after 10 a.m.

Born Charles Edward Reeves in Jackson County on Aug. 10, 1930, he was one of three children of the late Fred Lee Reeves and Georgia Dudney Reeves.

A sister, Hallie Katherine Reeves and a brother Howard Lee Reeves preceded Mr. Reeves in death.

Mr. Reeves was a 1947 graduate of Jackson County Central High School in Gainesboro.

On May 29, 1951 he was united in marriage in Carthage to Granville Community native, the former Ida Sue McKinley.

He proudly served our country during the Korean conflict with the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1955 with the rank of First Class Petty Officer after serving four years in Naval Aviation.

Following military service he enrolled at the former Tennessee Polytechnic Institute in Cookeville, now Tennessee Technological University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting in three years.

Following graduation from Tech, he and his family relocated to Murfreesboro where he began employment with the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative in LaVergne as an auditor. While at the headquarters offices of the Co-op he held various management positions during his 34-year career, retiring in 1992 as Treasurer.

Active in many professional organizations, he was elected as President of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives in 1988, as well as being an Emeritus of Management Accountants.

In 1959 he became a member of the Minerva Drive Church of Christ in Murfreesboro (now Salem Church of Christ) where he faithfully served in many capacities, including fourteen years as an Elder.

Surviving in addition to his wife Sue of almost sixty-eight years are their three children, Katherine Reeves Wright and husband Jeff of Franklin, TN, David Reeves and wife Susan of Collierville, TN, Paul Reeves and wife Michele of Brentwood, TN; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Woodfin of Murfreesboro and Sanderson of Carthage was in charge of arrangements.

Paul “David” Dailey

Paul “David” Dailey, 58, of Gainesboro, passed away March 9 at his residence. Funeral services were held March 12 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Kenneth Anderson and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community.

He was born Sept. 28, 1960 in Detroit, Mich. He was a factory worker at Aeroquip and a member of the Burristown Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Dailey; paternal grandparents, William George and Amelia Pigg Dailey; and maternal grandparents, Milton and Evelyn Olene Flynn Spivey.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Carol Dailey of Gainesboro; daughter, Cristal (Shaun) Malek of Houston, Texas; step children, Billy Stacy, Amber Stacy, Derek Haggard and Dennis Haggard, Jr.; mother, Helen Spivey Dailey of Gainesboro; brother, Kevin (Shannon) Dailey of Cookeville; grandchildren, Destiny McCormick, Karina Alonzo, Addyson Stacy, Amerika Stacy, Keanen Williams, Ashton Williams, Kendal Malek, Aisley Malek, Jacob Haggard, Denise Haggard and Chelsea Salyer; niece, Delonna Lyles; nephews, Andy and Chris Dailey; specials uncles, Johnnie Dailey and Earl Flynn; and two great grandchildren.

Fred W. Smith

Fred W. Smith, 65, of Gainesboro passed away March 8 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held March 18 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Beau Smith and Bro. David Meek officiating. The family has chosen cremation.

He was born Dec. 17, 1953, in Gainesboro. He was a suit tailor by trade and a member of the McClellan Church of Christ in Cookeville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Smith and Carol Sadler Shealy; brother, Jack L. Smith; sisters, Kathy Smith and Kaye Smith Mathis; paternal grandparents, Herman and Josie Smith; and maternal grandparents, John Henry and Clifford Sadler.

Surviving relatives include; son, Beau (Kara) Smith of Cookeville; daughter, Jessica Williams of Cookeville; grandchildren, Bella, Joshua, Madden, Braxton, Caleb, David, Ronan and Nevaeh Smith and Josie Kate and Maya Isabelle Williams; nephew, James Herman Smith of Gainesboro; and niece, Jacquline (Gary) Flynn of Gainesboro.

Card of Thanks

From the family of Thelma Dean Wilson there are not enough words to say how much we appreciate the many acts of kindness that have been shown to us during our loss.

Thank you to everyone who called, came by the funeral home, brought food, the donations, the beautiful flowers, and memorials. You will never know what this meant to our family.

Thank you to the wonderful staff at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Also, thank you to Paul Reed Anderson and John Mabery for the beautiful service.

We hope God will bless each and every one of you. We were all blessed to have had her in our lives.

Forever Grateful,

Jerry and Frankie Wilson, Randall Wilson, David and Debbie Wilson, Frances “Tootie” Anderson and Families.



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