Gail Hall, 66, of Gainesboro passed away June 25. Funeral services were held June 28 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Steve Bode officiating. Interment followed in the John Young Cemetery in the Shiloh community.
She was born Feb. 1, 1953. She was a retired public school teacher, working in the Jackson County School System for 32 years and 8 months. She was a Christian.
She was preceded in death by parents, Author L. “Jack” Hall and Georgia Allen Hall.
Surviving relatives include: long time companion: Rex Marcy of Granville; his children: Jeremy Marcy of Cookeville, Sarah (Brad) Nowack of Shreveport, LA and Joel Marcy of Juneau, Alaska; and many friends.
Bonnie Anderson Forkum
Bonnie Anderson Forkum, 89, of Gainesboro passed away June 24 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held June27 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community.
She was born Feb. 7, 1930. She was a homemaker and a member of the Willow Avenue Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by husband, Shelby W. Forkum; parents, James Bedford Anderson and Lola B. Loftis Anderson; brothers, Herman, Elbert and Fred Anderson; sisters, Doyle Anderson, Virdia Spurlock and Dona L. Anderson.
Surviving relatives include: daughter, Denise (Ron) Cantrell of Cookeville; brothers, James Carl Anderson and Clarence Anderson, both of Gainesboro; sister in law, Kathleen Smoliga of Estil Springs; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Marcus Wayne Bonds
Marcus Wayne Bonds, 80, of Granville passed away June 21 at his residence. Memorial services will be held July 20 at the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church. He had chosen cremation.
He was born April 13, 1939, in Corinth, Miss. He was a sharecropper’s son, an avid NASCAR fan, owned several grocery markets, enjoyed duck hunting, good country cooking and was a member of the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by parents, Alex Wright Bonds and Rema Beatrice Bonds; brothers, Alex, Jim Roy and Cletus Bonds; and sister, Janice Padillo.
Surviving relatives include; wife, Carolyn R. Bonds; sons, Greg Bonds and Corey Bonds; daughters, Rhonda L. Jordan and Lisa Moses; grandchildren, Joey Bonds, Alex Moses, Olivia Bonds and Ethan Jordan; and great grandchild, Carter Bonds.
Shirley Ann Grogan
Shirley Ann Grogan, 68, of Cookeville passed away June 22, at her residence. Funeral services were held June 26 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Adams officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community.
She was born Nov. 27, 1950, in Algood. She worked at Tutco and was a member of the Stevens Street Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Gore and Claire Brown Gore.
Surviving relatives include: husband, Bruce Grogan of Cookeville; son, David Shane Eldridge of Cookeville; sister, Barbara (Raymond) Bilbrey of Cookeville; father and mother in law, Layton and Joy Grogan of Gainesboro; special niece, Shannon Augustson of Cookeville; special nephews, Dewayne Bilbrey and James Eldridge, both of Cookeville; special sister in law, Jeanetta (David) Johnson of Gainesboro; other nephews, relatives and friends.
Mr. Chase Cole age 30 of the Bagdad Community was pronounced deceased at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E.R. in Carthage at 7:35 a.m. Monday morning June 24, 2019. He was found deceased by his mom in his room at the home of his parent’s Bee Branch Lane home around 6:25 a.m.
Funeral services for Mr. Cole were conducted from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. Guy Holliman delivered the eulogy and burial followed in the Dr. Vachel Mac Clark Cemetery in the Bagdad Community which is near the Cole family home.
Mr. Cole was born Timothy Chase Cole in Chattanooga on February 1, 1989 and was the son of Church of Christ minister and Crossville native Larry William Cole and Hyden, Kentucky native Vickie Belinda Bowling Cole.
He was a 2007 graduate of Smith County High School.
Mr. Cole was never married, and was employed by the Kroger Co. in Maryville in the stock department.
The Cole family moved to the Defeated Creek Community from Oneida, Tennessee in August of 2000 when Mr. Larry Cole accepted the position as minister at the Montrose Church of Christ, a position he occupied until June 30th of 2018. He then accepted an appointment with the Bagdad Church of Christ in Jackson County when his family relocated to a farm in the Bagdad Community.
Surviving in addition to his parents is a sister, Olivia Cole Brooks and husband K. J. of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Jackson County educator Zac Cole and wife Kristin and their children, Sawyer, Saydee, and Sadler all of the Four Way Inn Community; paternal grandmother, Jimmie Faye Cole of Crossville.
The Cole family has requested memorials be made to the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee.
En’Rico (Rico) Lettwan
En’Rico (Rico) Lettwan, 41, of Cookeville passed away on May 29. There will be a celebration of life memorial at the Lakeview Pavilion at Cane Creek Park in Cookeville on July 7, from 1 until 4 p.m. One can call (615) 294-5120 if you would like to join us, and share your fond memories of Rico. Please be sure to leave a message with your name and phone number.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1977, in Louisville, Ky. He was a Protestant Christian who loved to tell everyone he met about Jesus. He especially liked helping children. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by: older brother, DelWan Lamonte (Wan) Booker; and father in law, Edward M. Snyder.
Surviving relatives include: wife, Ruth Snyder Irvin; sisters, Nicole (Nikki) Booker and Jocelym, Vanetta, Destiny and Brianna Irvin; his daughter, Mahayla Tomlin; grandchild, Annarah; brothers, Chase and Quintin Irvin; ex-wife, Joyce Rickman; parents, Minard Bishop (Doc) Irvin and Pamela Renee (Pam) Booker; step mother, Deborah Irvin; mother in law, Laurie Snyder; step mother in law, Paula Snyder; brother, Allan and wife, Faith Snyder; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.