Obituaries 5/28/19

Larrie Edward “Lane” Martin

Larrie Edward “Lane” Martin, 70, of Baxter passed away May 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held May 23 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville.

He was born May 31, 1948, in Gainesboro. He was a truck driver and affiliated with the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by mothers, Elise Martin and Jewell Lane; father, James Lane; son, Terry Lane; and sister, Linda Faye Lane Flatt.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Sandra Martin of Baxter; son, Tommy (Shelia) Lane of McMinnville; daughters, Robin (Johnny) Moss of Cookeville and Ashley Martin of Mich.; sister, Betty Smith of Gainesboro; 14 grandchildren; and one great grandchild; and stepchildren, Jason (Crystal) Garland of Gainesboro, Jennifer (Sandeep) Shah of Madison, Ala. and Lindsey Henley of Cookeville.

Aaron G. Smith

Aaron G. Smith died peacefully at home on May 21, 2019. He was 89.

Aaron was born on June 17, 1929 in the Burristown community of Jackson Co., TN.

He was preceded in death by parents, D.R. and Iona Maxwell Smith; brothers, Odus M. and Oral T. Smith; and sister, Iris Hogg Wheeler.

He is survived by wife of 68 years, Betty Jean Bybee Smith; daughter, Jerrelyn Smith; son, Jeffrey Smith (Tanja); granddaughter, Jennie Smith-Peers (Paul); and step-granddaughter, Erika Glaskox.

Aaron served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1950 with a degree in mechanical engineering.

During his career as chief engineer for the Nashville Ferro Fiberglass division, he managed five plants across the U.S. and oversaw projects in India, Brazil, France, Spain and Holland.

Aaron’s inventions for the fiberglass industry were patented in 32 countries. For one of his inventions, he was awarded the I-R 100 Award as one of the “100 Most Significant New Technical Products of the Year” in 1975.

He was a member of the Tannehill Masonic Lodge #130 in Gainesboro, TN, for over 60 years and was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a member of the Lebanon Road Church of Christ.

Aaron was known for his great sense of humor, his deep love of family and genuine kindness for everyone.

Funeral services were held on May 25 at Hibbett & Hailey Funeral Home on May 25, with a Celebration of Life. Burial followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in Gainesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund, 410 Allied Dr., Nashville, TN 37211, or to a charity of your choice.

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Ida Sue McKinley Reeves

Ida Sue McKinley Reeves, 86, of Granville, passed away May 21 at the N.H.C. in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held May 24 at the Granville United Methodist Church with Bro. David Dunn and Rev. Terry Little officiating. Interment followed in the Granville Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 20, 1932 in Granville. She was a homemaker, devoted to her family, had a passion for cooking and was a member of the Minerva Drive Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Hugh Hill McKinley and Lois Carter McKinley; and husband, Charles Edward Reeves.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Katherine Reeves Wright and husband, Jeff of Franklin; sons, David Reeves and wife Susan of Collierville and Paul Reeves and wife, Michele of Brentwood; sister, Tommie Jean McKinley Clemons and husband, James of Carthage; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

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

Irvin Kenneth Roberts

Irvin Kenneth Roberts, 84, of the Hermitage Springs Community, passed away May 20 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held May 23 from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Roy Henson officiating. Interment followed in the Browning Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 30, 1934 in Clay County. He was an environmentalist with the Clay, Jackson and Macon County Health Departments, a Hermitage Springs School Teacher, a basketball coach and a member of the Clementsville Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by parents, Irvin and Maylene Birdwell Roberts; and grandson, Chance Valentine.

Surviving relatives include: daughters and sons in law, Angela and Jeff Spears, Pamela and Jody Meadows, Gina and Adam McLerran, all of Hermitage Springs; grandchildren, Shelby DeWeese, Shea Spears, Andrew Meadows, Erin Meadows, Jedediah McLerran and Jesse McLerran; great granddaughter, Khloe Yingling; brothers and sisters in law, Michael and Brenda Roberts and Joe and Carol Roberts all of the Milestown Community.



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