Obituaries 12/24/19

Harold Douglas Hawkins

Harold Douglas Hawkins, 78, of Hilham passed away Dec. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Murphy and Bro. Roger Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Maxwell Chapel Cemetery in Hilham.

He was born Aug. 19, 1941 in Clay County. He worked as a concrete truck driver and attended the New Life Community Church.

He was preceded in death by parents, Huel Hawkins and Pauline Hawkins; and step son, Billy Beechboard.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Doug (Robin) Hawkins of Cookeville and Wayne Beechboard of Gainesboro; daughters, Jackie Hill of Cookeville, Jennifer (James) Brown of Cookeville, Wanda (Carl) Lowe of Livingston, Sue (Todd) Koehler of Cookeville and Jackie Beechboard of Gainesboro; the mother of his children, Patsy Hawkins of Hilham; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence (Patsy) Hawkins, of Livingston and Alan (Debbie) Holt of Ind.; sisters, Linda (Brian) Smith of Hilham and Kaye Hawkins of Hilham; and aunt, Reba Boles of Hilham.

F.C. Pruett

F.C. Pruett, 86, of Gainesboro passed away Dec. 13 at Mabry Health Care Center. Graveside services were held Dec. 17 at the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community.

He was born Jan.9, 1933 in Jackson County. He was a construction worker and farmer and was affiliated with the New Salem Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by parents, Jim Pruett and Mary Ann Pruett; brother, Fred Pruett; and sisters, Lola Stafford and Mable Pruett.

Surviving relatives include: son, Billy (Janie) Pruett of Gainesboro; step grandsons, B.J. Henley and Micah Iyer; step great grandsons, Alex Henley and Timothy Henley; and sister in law, Modine Lynn Pruett of Gainesboro.

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

Modine Lynn Pruett

Modine Lynn Pruett, 92, of Gainesboro passed away Dec. 14 at Mabry Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 17 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 10, 1927 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and a member of the McCoinsville Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by parents, Shelby Lynn and Molly Goad Lynn; husband, Fred Pruett; infant daughter; grandson, Jeffery Rex Pruett; sisters, Lorene Davis and Ann Lynn Allen; brother, Junior Lynn; step mother, Brina Lynn; and brothers and sisters in law. F.C. And Louise Pruett, Mable Pruett and Jonah and Lola Stafford.

Surviving relatives include son, James W. (Cindy) Pruett of Gainesboro; daughters, Mary L. Pruett and Mildred Phann (Jimmy Jones), both of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Crystal (Brandon) Bean, Tiffany Pruett and Tiona Pruett; great grandchildren, Olivia Bean and Carlee Bean; brothers, Joe (Linda) Lynn of Willette and Lester Fred Lynn of Lafayette; sisters, Helen (Roy) Kernell, Faye (Phil) Kernell and Frances and A.B. Murphy, all of Red Boiling Springs, Bobbie Lynn and Winnie B. (Ken) Craighead, both of Gainesboro, Gail (David) Brown of Lebanon and Patricia (Stephen) Powers of Lafayette; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dallas Carl Allen

Dallas Carl Allen, 59, of Cookeville passed away Dec. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 20 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Dodson Branch Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 23, 1960 in Detroit, Mich. He worked in carpentry and roofing.

He was preceded in death by parents, James Bruce Allen and Anna Ruth McDaniels Smith; granddaughter, Mackenzie Allen; brother, James Edward Allen; and grandparents, Elmo Allen and Myrtle Allen and Thelma Cole.

Surviving relatives include: sons, James Allen and Michael Allen, both of Cookeville; daughter, Christal Allen of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Madison, Raelee, Jaylee, Kylee, Kelsie, Jayton, Breanna, Chloe and Calob Allen; great grandchild, Emmet Allen; and sister, Deborah Sue Trentham of Sevierville.

Turtle Kientz

Turtle Kientz, aged 69, passed away on December 18, 2019. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Deanna Nipp-Kientz, his parents Marjorie and Victor Kientz Jr. and his brother Thomas Victor Kientz. He is survived by his daughter Amy Kientz, daughter Gretchen Bybee and son in law Jeff Bybee, grandson Brandon Marina, granddaughter Hailey Marina and her partner Dylan Bangert, granddaughter Parker Bybee, grandson Dylan Bybee, and great grandson Jameson Bangert. He is also survived by brothers Dennis Kientz and Michael Kientz, his cat Sweetie, and his turtle Terrence.

Turtle was born was as Donald Steven Kientz in New Orleans and was a passionate lover of New Orleans music and food throughout his life. He was DJ of the Boogie on the Bayou radio show on Radio Free Nashville and the proud winner of the 2016 Cookeville Cooking on the Square gumbo cook off. He found his second home in Cookeville Tennessee when he met his wife Deanna, and was active with the Cookeville Friends Meeting (Quaker). He was an Eagle Scout, a former respiratory therapist, a fan of the Grateful Dead, a passionate progressive and an aficionado of all things tie dyed. The family would like to thank Amanda Gaona, Brian Paddock, Ralph Bowden and all the good people of the Cookeville Quaker Meeting for their help and devotion during his extended illness. A graveside service was held Sunday, December 22nd at 1 p.m. at the Cookeville City Cemetery.


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