Obituaries 10/29/19

  1. Wayne Sliger

Graveside services for L. Wayne Sliger, 69 of Gainesboro was held Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery with full military honors. Interment will follow the service.

Mr. Sliger died Friday, October 19th at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga after a short illness.

He was born on October 26, 1949, to the late Luther E. Sliger and Betty Jo Sliger both from Cookeville.

Mr. Sliger was a retired electrician and a farmer. He loved the land, animals, and helping people when he could. He was a great man of great warmth and strength. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

His family included his wife Virginia Hoban Sliger (Gainesboro), brother Richard Sliger and his wife Tish (Cookeville), Sister Lou Ann Carter and her husband Alex (Hendersonville), four sons; Jim Sliger and wife Nikki (Texas), Tom Sliger and wife Nancy (Cookeville), Matt Sliger and wife Jaclyn (Algood), and Boone Sliger and wife Brandi (Cookeville), along with nine grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Ronald McDonald House.

Once I had a heart of stone

For it had surely lost its home

It could not love or wanted too

But into my life, then came you.

The stones began to fall away

As happiness began to fill my day

A feeling so sweet and special too

Could this be love, I pray it’s true.

My heart now sings a song of love

For I know that it was sent from above

My heart is warm, there is no cold

Hard no more, but with wings of gold.

It soars above the sky so high

Sometimes I think of why and cry

My heart now sings a loving song

For the part of me, I thought was gone.

The gift that you have given me

Is so important, can’t you see

No more sadness or being alone

For now, my heart returns home.

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Arrangements entrusted to Crest Lawn Funeral Home.

Jacob Isaac Miller Sr.

Jacob Isaac Miller Sr., 65, of Whitleyville passed away Oct. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held Oct. 22 at Unity Church of the Cumberlands in Cookeville with Rev. Ann Marie Beale officiating. The family has chosen cremation. There was no visitation or services at the funeral home.

He was born Oct. 1, 1954. He worked in highway construction.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Oscar E. Miller Sr. and Delores Amwake Miller; and brothers, Oscar Miller Jr. and Billy Miller.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Constance L. Miller of Whitleyville; son, Jacob I. Miller Jr. of New Jersey; daughters, Jenniefer L. Miller of Algood and Jessica A. Lewis of North Carolina; nine grandchildren; mother of his children, Judith A. Schriner of New Jersey; brothers, Glenn Miller of Ind. and Daniel Miller of New Jersey; and sisters, Deborah Skeen of New Jersey and Maria Sherman of Cookeville.

Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of services.

Cathy D. Hales

Cathy D. Hales, 62, of Whitleyville passed away Oct. 19 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A celebration of life service was held Oct. 22 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation.

She was born May 26, 1957 in Middletown, Ohio. She worked as an RN.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Ova and Mae Miller Johnston.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Rodney G. Hales of Whitleyville; son, Michael (Lucy) Hales of Belton, Texas; daughter, Shauna (Adam) Hammock of Celina; grandchildren, Jerry Hales, Sydney Hales, Ethan Hales, Andrew Hales, Aiden Hammock and Kenira Hammock; brothers, David (Penny) Johnston of Gratis, Ohio and Terry (Denise) Johnston of Middletown, Ohio; sister, Alicia (Jim) Center of Franklin, Ohio; and aunt, June (Ralph) Hesson of Monroe, Ohio.

Shirley Ann Mitchell

Shirley Ann Mitchell, 68, of Cookeville passed away Oct. 22 at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Graveside services were held Oct. 25 at the Cubb Creek Cemetery in the Cubb Creek community with Bro. Matthew Stafford officiating.

She was born Oct. 31, 1950 in Jackson County. She worked as a clinical psychologist.

She was preceded in death by: husband, Michael Thomas Mitchell; parents, Fred Sisco and Nannie Byrd Lee Sisco; grandchild, Kaitlyn Mitchell; and sister, Dorothy Sisco.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Elizabeth Mitchell and Samantha Mitchell, both of Cookeville; grandchildren, Nichole Mitchell and Brandon Bates; brother, Hugh Sisco of Michigan; and sisters, Geraldine Craighead of Whitleyville and Pauline Russell of Ohio.

Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Thirise Ann Allen

Thirise Ann Allen, 67, of Gainesboro passed away Oct. 22 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 25 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Allentown Cemetery in the New Salem community.

She was born Aug. 6, 1952 in Jackson County. She was a factory worker, beautician and a member of the New Salem Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Donald E. Allen and Ruth Meadows Allen; and brother, Garry Travis.

Surviving relatives include: brother, Ronnie J. (Janet) Allen of Gainesboro; nephew, Ricky (Christie) Allen of Gainesboro; niece, Kristi (Anthony) Brown of Gainesboro; great nephews, Hadyn Allen and Dylan (Cameron) Brown; great nieces, Makayla Allen and Chelsea Brown; and other relatives and friends.

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