Obituaries 4/9/19

Edna Flatt Roberts

Edna Flatt Roberts, 104, of Gainesboro, passed away March 31, at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held April 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Flatt and Bro. Bill Flatt officiating. Interment followed in Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community.

She was born Sept. 7, 1914 in Gainesboro. She was a homemaker and a long-time member of the Stone Church of Christ and later the Center Grove Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Flatt and Delia Birdwell Flatt; husband, Henry Harold Roberts; brothers, Tom B., Benton, JD and Mitchell; and sisters, Clena, Bertha, Lillie, Mary Lena, Eunice, Rebecca and Jessie May.

Surviving relatives include; sons, Wayne of Palms Springs, Calif., and David (Helen) of Knoxville; daughter, Patsy Jochum of Fredrick, MD; grandchildren, Julie Roberts, Teresa Waas, Jeanine (Steve) Matz and David H. (Jill) Roberts; great grandchildren, Payton and William Waas, Riley Matz and Lila and Annie Roberts; sister, Margie Hershberger of Warren Mich.; sister in law, Betty Flatt of Gainesboro; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Inez McGee


Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home

Iris Inez McGee went to her eternal homecoming on April 2, 2019. Inez was born August 23, 1922 on the family farm in Jackson County. She lived on the farm for the remainder of her life helping care for the farm she grew up on as well as her parents as they aged. She will be remembered as an excellent seamstress, great cook and always having a bountiful, beautiful garden. Most of all Inez was a compassionate caregiver her entire life. Even in her last years on earth she was known for trying to take care of those around her.

Inez retired from the Cookeville Shirt Factory where she worked for more than 25 years. After retirement she worked at all the local elections in Jackson County through her 90th birthday. Inez, known as Aunt Nez, by her nieces and nephews is survived by sister-in-law, Devonia McGee of Cookeville; nieces, Janet McGee of Knoxville, Dr. Kim McGee Wright (Allen) and Patricia Allen Meadows of Cookeville; Jenevie Horner Cox of College Grove, TN, nephew David Allen of Algood, special niece Chelsea Mercer of Greeneville, TN, and a host of great and great-great nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Cloves Garland McGee and Lola Phillips McGee of Cookeville, brother Quinton C. (Jack) McGee of Cookeville, sisters Mildred Horner of College Grove, TN, Elese Allen of Gainesboro, TN, and infant brother Donald Dale McGee. She was also proceeded in death by nephews Quinton Harry Horner of Nashville, Dale Allen of Cookeville, and nieces Vickie Pippin and Linda Garrison of Gainesboro, TN.

Inez was raised in the Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Cookeville. Visitation was April 6, 2019 from at the chapel of Hooper, Huddleston, and Horner Funeral home. Graveside services followed at Smith Chapel Cemetery, led by Christian Smith of the Cookeville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

The family would like to express their appreciation for the love shown to Aunt Nez during her last years by caregivers Lisa Dudney, Patsy Jenkins, and the nurses and staff of NHC in Cookeville.

Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (931)526-6111 Share your thoughts and memories at

Wilma (Draper) Mabrey

Wilam (Draper) Mabrey, 89, of Franklin, formerly of Cookeville and Jackson County passed away April 4, at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin. Funeral services were held April 6 from the Crest Lawn Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery Mausoleums.

She was born March 25, 1930, in Jackson County.

She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Velma Richardson Draper.

Surviving relatives include husband, Thomas Earl Mabrey of Jackson County; daughter, Dr. Luanne Williams (David); sons, Dr. David Kemp (Rhonda), Mark Mabrey and Clark Mabrey; grandchildren, Christopher Kemp (Molly), Olivia Wilkins (Austin), Joe Mabrey (Melanie) and Dana Mason (Tommy); great grandchildren, Brian, Megan and Emma Mason; sister, Betty Adams; brothers, Billy (Louise) and Bruce Draper (Jane).

Jerry B. Phillips

Jerry B. Phillips, 73, of Gainesboro, passed away March 29 at his residence. Funeral services were held March 31 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Ricky Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Pleasant Hill community.

He was born Oct. 31, 1945, in Jackson County. He worked as a night watchman for the Jackson County Highway Dept. and Jackson County Solid Waste and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by parents, Charlie H. Phillips and Ina C. Phillips; sister, Mildred Funston; and brother, Jimmy Phillips.

Surviving relatives include wife, Cappy Phillips of Gainesboro; son, Jackie Phillips of Gainesboro; grandson, Devin Phillips of Cookeville; brother, Glynn (Kathy) Phillips of Gainesboro; and sisters, Darlene (Jackie) Jenkins of the Dodson Branch community and Janice Phillips Oaks of Cookeville.


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