Obituaries 4/23/19

Lucille Raines

Lucille Raines, 88, of Gainesboro, passed away April 12 at NHC Health Care Center in Cookeville. Graveside services were held April 14 at the Pharris Cemetery in McCoinsville community with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

She was born March 14, 1931, in Jackson County. She was a factory worker in the garment industry and a member of the Dudneys Hill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by husband Marshall Raines; parents, Sam Ellis and Edna Bowman Ellis; daughter, Nancy Johnson; and great, great grandson, Judah Massa.

Surviving relatives include; son, Jeffrey M. (Brenda) Raines of Gainesboro; daughters, Diane Martin of Gainesboro and Linda Hamlet of Cookeville; grandchildren, Barry Hamlet, Patrick (Whitney) Martin, Chad (Helena) Johnson, Derek Raines and Jessica Raines; great grandchildren, Sarah Massa, McKenzie Martin, Austin Johnson, Colin Johnson, Hannah Johnson and Kaydee Martin; great, great grandchildren, Ruthie Massa and Haegan Massa; and brother, Jim Ellis of Mich.

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

Billy “Egghead” Heady

Billy“Egghead” Heady, 79, of Chattanooga, passed away April 14 at Laurelbrook Nursing Home in Dayton. Graveside services were held April 15 at the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

He was born March 3, 1940, in Jackson County. He was a construction worker by trade.

He was preceded in death by parents, Perry Frank Heady and Bonnie Opal Denton Heady; and brother, Jimmy Heady.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Danny (JoAnne) Heady and Eugene (Rhonda Marie) Heady, all of Cookeville; daughter, Charlotte Dunn of Chattanooga; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, Cecil Heady of Gainesboro; sister, Barbara Climer of Granville; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Shirley Ann Wilson

Shirley Ann Wilson, 65, of Whitleyville passed away April 14 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Graveside services were held April 16 at the Cubb Creek Cemetery in the Cubb Creek community with Tim Brown officiating.

She was born Oct. 14, 1953, in Gainesboro. She was a homemaker and caretaker and was affiliated with the Church of Christ at Beech Grove.

She was preceded in death by parents, Alvis Stafford and Willene Stafford; husband, Robert S. Wilson; and sons, Johnny Lane Wilson and Robert “Stevie” Wilson, Jr.

Surviving relatives include: friend, Alvis Hines of Whitleyville; aunt, Elizabeth (Larry) Howell of Gainesboro; uncle, John Brown of Gainesboro; and several cousins and friends.

Ruby L. Trisdale

Ruby L. Trisdale, 89, of Gainesboro passed away April 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Sam Mainord officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community.

She was born July 2, 1929, in Jackson County. She was an LPN and a member of the Dudneys Hill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Quarles Head and Mae Head; sister, Louise Spivey; brother, Curtis J. Head; grandchildren, Chirs Martin and Julie Martin; and the father of her children, Gene Trisdale.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Jenny (Danny) Martin of Gainesboro and Kay (Rob) Jordan of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Dalton and Cory; brothers, Joe Head, Edis Head, Dwayne Head and Willard Head, all of Gainesboro; and sister, Judy McDowell of Gainesboro.

Robert “Bobby” Elkins

Robert “Bobby” Elkins, 87, of Gainesboro passed away April 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. John Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community.

He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Gainesboro. He did janitorial work and was a member of the Church of Christ. He also served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by parents, Bill Elkins and Lena Elkins; wife, Mildred Lee Smallwood Elkins; brothers, Charles Elkins and Billy Elkins; and sisters, Christine Cunningham, Elizabeth Young and Jean Brown.

Surviving include: daughter, Shirley Wade (Jackie) Mathis of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Shanna Mathis (John) Anderson, Jeremy Mathis and Joshua Mathis, all of Gainesboro; great grandchildren, Titus (Brettianee) Anderson, Elijah Anderson, Norah (Jon) Ledbetter and Levi Anderson; great, great grandson, Silas Walker Anderson; nephew, Ben (Donna) Young of Gainesboro; niece, Connie Young of Nashville; and other nephews and niece in Michigan.

 

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