Virginia “Joy” Atchley
Virginia “Joy” Atchley, 87, of Celina passed away Aug. 30 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 1 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Eric Copass and Rick Denton officiating. Interment followed in the Hamilton Addition of the Fitzgerald Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Rick Denton, Mark Ashlock, Todd Upton, Andy Loftis, Robert Gribble, Jimmy Robert Loftis, Tommy Allen and Mark Gregory. Honorary pallbearers were: Paul Haley, Barry Gregory, James Eads and David Allen.
She was born Nov. 29, 1931 in Jackson County. She was a cosmetologist who enjoyed sharing her latent of making people beautiful and worked in a variety of locations until her health prevented otherwise. Reading was a happy pastime, however, her greatest pleasure was received while spending time with her beloved granddaughters. She was a faithful member of Celina First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by parents, Green Daniel and Mary (Procter) Allen.
Surviving relatives include: husband, Billy Atchley; daughter, Lori Arms and husband, Jerry; granddaughters, Kylee Rae Arms and Katie Joy Arms, all of Celina; sisters, Estelle Gregory of Nashville and Mary Robles Reider of Georgia; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.
Betty Allen Flatt
Betty Allen Flatt, 79, of Gainesboro passed away Aug. 27 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 30 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Johnny Fox officiating. Interment followed in the Young Cemetery in the Center Grove community.
She was born Feb. 22, 1940, in Gainesboro. She was a homemaker and a member of the McCoinsville Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by parents, John William Allen and Dottie Allen Chaffin; husband, Evert B. Flatt; brothers, Oliver Kenneth Allen and Billy Gene Allen; and sisters, Violet Martin and Janice Mitchell.
Surviving relatives include: son, Evert B. Flatt, Jr. and Pam Shaffer Flatt of Gainesboro; daughters, Lora Lee Spivey and Steve Spivey of Whitleyville and Avo and Roger Julian of Baxter; grandchildren, Amber Flatt, Michael (Tara) Flatt, Alisha (Alec) Haston, Shelby (Kamron) Johnston, Nolan (Keisha) Spivey, Morgan (Tyler) Johnston and Kallie Haston; and brothers, Bobby (Wava) Allen and Toy (Linda) Allen, both of Gainesboro and Larsen (Velma) Allen of Rickman.
Martha Jane Kendall
Martha Jane Kendall, 79, of Gainesboro passed away Aug. 26 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Kendall Cemetery on Harmony Road.
She was born Nov. 30, 1939 in Nashville. She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by parents, Charles Lee Morphis and Hazel Richardson Morphis; husband, Loyd Taylor Kendall; daughter, Brenda Gambrell; and grandson, Brad Kendall.
Surviving relatives include: sons, David Kendall and Floyd Kendall, both of Nashville; daughter, Barbara Tune of Gainesboro; brother, Jimmy Morphis; sister, Ruby Eatons; and a grandmother and great- grandmother to many.
Charles W. Westfall
Charles W. Westfall, 60, of Gainesboro passed away Aug. 21 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time.
He was born Oct. 1, 1958, in Parkersburg, W. Va. He worked in the welding and plastics industry.
He was preceded in death by parents, Charles William Westfall and Nancy Carol Westfall; brother, Michael Westfall; and sister, Melanie Westfall.
Surviving relatives include: son, Charles Elliot Westfall of Nashville; daughters, Elizabeth (Tony) Jones of Va. and Tiffany Burnfield of Ohio; brother, Anthony Westfall of Schenectady, N.Y.; sister, Kathryn (George) Van Allen of Schenectady, N.Y.; one nephew; two grandsons; and three granddaughters.
Anderson-Upper Cumberland was in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Burgess Brown
Mildred Burgess Brown, 95, of Gainesboro passed away Sept. 3 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Sept. 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery.
She was born March 10, 1924 in Jackson County. She was a factory worker and also worked at the Jackson County Health Department. She was a member of the Northeast Church of Christ in Cookeville.
She was preceded in death by parents, James Madison Burgess and America Susanna Burgess; husband, Bob W. Brown; son, James Verlon Brown; three brothers; and eight sisters.
Surviving relatives include: son, Ronald “Butch” Brown of Gainesboro; daughters, Peggy Crabtree and Robbie Jackson, both of Gainesboro; grandchildren, James Robert Brown, Bruce Brown, Donna Flowers, Joanna Vaden, Robert Flatt, Jason Flatt and Joey Pigg; great grandchildren: Jonathan Flowers, Tiffanye Brown, Justin Vaden, Cassidy Flatt, Jasalin Flatt, Wyatt Flatt, and Luke Flatt; great-great-grandchildren, Brantley, Bethany and Bryce Flowers; and daughter-in-law, Mabel Brown of Cookeville.
Shirlie D. Denson
Shirlie D. Denson, 77, of Cookeville passed away Sept. 5 at Smith County Health and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 8 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Jimmy Anderson and Tim Sharp officiating. Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville.
He was born Oct. 6, 1941 in Jackson County. He was a factory worker and served in the U.S. Army. He attended the Boma Church of God.
He was preceded in death by parents, Dewey Denson and Rhoda Dudney Denson; wife, Judy Mathis Denson; son, Tyler Denson; and brothers, Jerry D. Denson and Ewin L. Denson.
Surviving relatives include: nephews, Joey (Tammy) Denson of Gainesboro and Jackie Denson of Durant, Okla.; sisters in law, Joyce Denson of Gainesboro and Mary Lou Denson of Livingston; great-nephew, Josh (Kim) Denson of Gainesboro; great-niece, Ashley (Lance) Pirl of Gainesboro; extended family, Bob and Carolyn Mathis, Dewey and Sue Mathis, Jeff and Donna Mathis, Johnny and Cindy Mathis and Ratford and Melissa Duke.