Obituaries 6/4/19

Walter Earl Flynn

Walter Earl Flynn, 77, of Gainesboro, passed away May 21 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 24 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 Dec. 10, 1941, in Jackson County. He was the former owner of Country Cabin Market and a member of the Free State Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by parents, Walter Fowler Flynn and Sally Ruby Flynn; brothers, Charlie Fowler Flynn and Major Joe Flynn; and sisters, Wilma Jean Barlow, Nell Bull and Olene Spivey.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Martha Scantland Flynn of Gainesboro; son, Gary (Jacquie) Flynn of Gainesboro; daughter, Jeannie Lee of Cookeville; grandchildren, Jarrett Lee, McKenzie Flynn, Madison Lee and Alexxis Flynn; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Roy C. Gentry

Roy C. Gentry, 94, of Gainesboro, passed away May 24 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ted Gaw and Bro. Edward Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community.

He was born Dec. 27, 1924, in Jackson County. He was a farmer, he served in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a member of the Morrison Creek Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by parents, Winters L. Gentry and A.V. Gentry; son, Philip Gentry; great grandchild, Claire Marie Wheeler; and brother, James Hollis Gentry.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Frances M. Gentry of Gainesboro; son, Larry (Teresia) Gentry of Gainesboro; daughter, Teresa (Herby) Wheeler of Cookeville; grandchildren, Melissa Walker, Angela (Matt) Suggs, Jonathan (Jennifer) Wheeler and Matthew (Samantha) Gentry; six great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; brother, Edward Gentry of Toledo, Ohio; and sister, Mildred Smith of Nashville.

Georgia “Faye” Goolsby

Georgia “Faye” Goolsby, 75, of Cookeville, passed away May 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held May 28 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Dunn and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community.

She was born Jan. 2, 1944, in Jackson County. She worked as an office manager and was a member of the Dudneys Hill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Houston Stafford and Vivian Stafford; husband, Kenneth Goolsby; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Garrison; sister, Ann Heady; and brothers Wayne Stafford and Sherril Stafford.

Surviving relatives include: son, David A. “Tony” Goolsby of Cookeville; daughters, Sandra (Michael) Garrison of Cookeville and Angie Roark of Lebanon; grandchildren, Michael Roark of Lebanon, Kelley Garrison of Cookeville and Kendra Hicks of Cookeville; great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Grace Davenport; brother in law, Ray Heady of Gainesboro; sisters in law, Jimmie Stafford of Gainesboro, Linda Hix of Livingston and Vickey Apple of Cookeville; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ida Sue McKinley Reeves

Granville Community native Mrs. Ida Sue McKinley Reeves, a homemaker of Murfreesboro, died at the age of 86 at 12:18 p.m. Tuesday afternoon May 21, 2019 at the N.H.C. in Murfreesboro.

Funeral services were conducted Friday morning May 24th at 11 a.m. from the Granville United Methodist Church. Bro. David Dunn and Rev. Terry Little were the officiants. Burial followed beside her husband in the Granville Cemetery.

One of two daughters of the late Hugh Hill McKinley who died at the age of 75 on June 20, 1948 and Lois Carter McKinley Cornwell who died at the age of 82 on August 1, 1987, Mrs. Reeves was born Ida Sue McKinley in the Granville Community on August 20, 1932.

On May 29, 1951 in Carthage, she was united in marriage to Jackson County native Charles Edward Reeves who preceded her in death at the age of 88 on March 8, 2019 following almost sixty eight years of marriage. Mr. Reeves was the retired treasurer for the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative in LaVergne.

In 1951 Mrs. Reeves graduated with honors from the Jackson County Central High School in Gainesboro. There she was active in drama, band and chorus.

Her life’s calling was being a homemaker, but first was devotion to her family, first being a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandparent, which she chose as her career, passion, and her vocation.

As a devoted homemaker, she had a passion for cooking and baking. Several of her recipes were published in the Tennessee Homecoming ’86 Cookbook and Southern Living Magazine.

Her hobbies included reading, collecting recipes and cookbooks, and collecting pottery, dishes and glassware.

During her struggles with illness and periodic physical limitations, she was always concerned with the welfare of others.

She was instrumental in aiding her husband in attaining a college degree in accounting from Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (now Tennessee Technological University) following their marriage.

She also willingly sacrificed necessities to ensure that all three of her children attained their college educations.

She was a member of the Minerva Drive Church of Christ in Murfreesboro where her husband served as an Elder for over fourteen years. There she always greeted newcomers to the congregation with homemade bread, and was actively involved with various ministries at the Church throughout her life.

In 1985 she co-hosted the ladies program for a convention of the National Society of Accountants for Farmer’s Cooperatives in Nashville.

She attended annual conventions of the accountant’s society with her husband throughout the Continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Mrs. Reeves is survived by a daughter, Katherine Reeves Wright and husband Jeff of Franklin, TN; two sons, David Reeves and wife Susan of Collierville, TN, Paul Reeves and wife Michele of Brentwood; sister, Tommie Jean McKinley Clemons and husband James of Carthage; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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

Junior Grogan

Junior Grogan, 89, of Cookeville passed away May 27 at NHC Sparta. Funeral services were held June 1 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Rock Springs Cemetery in Clay County.

He was born Nov. 30, 1929 in Clay County. He worked as a tree trimmer.

He was preceded in death by parents, Millard Grogan and JoAnna Grogan; wife, Velvet Grogan; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Bridget Thrasher of Ind., Francis Baer and Lee Ann Woolbright both of Cookeville; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; sister, LenaBell Adams of Celina; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dwane Head

Dwane Head, 77, of the Big Bottom community of Jackson County, passed away May 26 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held May 30 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Matthew Scoggins officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community.

He was born Feb. 5, 1942 in Jackson County. He worked as a school bus driver for the Jackson County School System and retired after 33 years of service. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by parents, Quarles Head and Mae Spivey Head; son, Ricky Dwane Head; sisters, Louise Spivey and Ruby L. Trisdale; brother, Curtis J. Head; and daughter in law, Patty Head.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Faye Phann Head of the Big Bottom community; sons, Jerry Head, Roy (Pam) Head and Richard (Judy) Head, all of Gainesboro; natural grandchildren, Dustin (Victoria) Head, Ricky (Rebecka) Head, James Head, Cynthia (Casey Williams) Head, Keisha (Timmy) McCoin and Kyleigh Head; natural great grandchildren, David Reed Head, Mason McCoin, Ella McCoin, Garett McCoin, Gunner McCoin, Braxston Bean, Kyler Head and Jaxson Head; step grandchildren, Scott Stepp, Robby Stepp, Josh Stafford, Sarah Stafford, Lindsay Young and Jacob Davis; step great grandchildren, Emma Stepp, Avery Stepp, Tylus Stepp, Jada Stafford, Aiden Stafford, Daltyn Hines, and Mallorie Hines; brothers, Joe (Boots) Head, Edis Head and Willard Head, all of Gainesboro; sister, Judy (Joe) McDowell of Bloomington Springs; a host of nieces and nephews.

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