Obituaries 10/22/19

Jackie Lee Laughter

Jackie Lee Laughter, 78, of Gainesboro passed away Oct. 17 at Mabry Health Care Center. There will be no visitation or services at the funeral Home. Interment will be in the Welch Cemetery in the New Salem community. Rev. Kelly Stockton will officiate at the service.

He was born Aug. 19, 1941 in Merced, Calif.

He was preceded in death by: parents, John Pershing Laughter and Roma Spillman Welch; and brothers, John Pershing Laughter, Jr. and William Laughter.

Surviving relatives include: sister, Shirley Anne Webb of Atwater, Calif.; and special niece, Jo Ann Garrison of Cookeville.

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

Steven “Steve” Johnson

Steven “Steve” Johnson, 44, of Gainesboro passed away Oct. 16 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A celebration of life was held Oct. 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Heady and Bro. Tom Bilbrey officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Danny Jones, Brandon Chaffin, Blake Johnson, Clay Thaxton, Jeff Johnson, Anthony Emberton, Jay Cassetty and Luke Chaffin. Honorary Pallbearers were: Walt Dickman, Henry Montgomery, David Paul Scantland and Bo Davis.

He was born Dec. 16, 1974 in Eastland Texas. He worked as an HVAC vocational school instructor and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: father, Clarence, “Gene” Johnson.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Chevelle Johnson of Gainesboro; sons, Jeret Goad and Dallas Johnson, both of Gainesboro; daughter, Lindsey Goad of Gainesboro; mother, Mary Ann (Clinton) Jasper of Gainesboro; step brother, Gavin Jasper; step sister, Tia Jasper; and several cousins and friends

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