Obituaries 1/7/20

Marie Reece

Marie Reece, 67, of Cookeville passed away Dec. 27 at NHC Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 30 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Richmond Cemetery in the Flynns Lick community.

She was born July 17, 1952 in Jackson County. She retired from Nielsen and was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ in Granville.

She was preceded in death by: parents, John D. Jones and Hallie Locke Jones; husband, Joe G. Reece; brothers, Haskel Ray Jones, Houston Clay Jones and James Mark Jones; and sister, Shirley Mathis.

Surviving relatives include: sister, Pat (Jackie) Hale of Cookeville; special caregiver, Leslie Cagle of Cookeville; two nephews; five nieces; several great nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Barbara Scott Hawkins

Barbara Scott Hawkins, 80, of Gainesboro passed away Jan. 2 at Mabry Health Care Center. Graveside services were held Jan. 3 at the Maple View Cemetery. There was no visitation or services at the funeral home.

She was born Dec. 11, 1939 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and a member of the McCoinsville Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, John E. Scott and Thelma V. Scott; and husband, William E. Hawkins.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Danita Wrenn of Smyrna; grandchildren, Jessica Hill and Whitney Neilen; great grandchildren, Harper Hill and Rhett Hill; brother, Eddie (Barbara) Scott of Gainesboro; and sisters, Patricia Scott of Gainesboro and Frances (Lloyd) Jones of Nashville.

Louise Holland

Mrs. Louise Holland age 94, a homemaker of the Bagdad Community, died peacefully Saturday afternoon December 28, 2019 at the Mabry Assisted Living in Gainesboro where she had been a resident for only twelve days. She was pronounced deceased at 3:11 p.m. by Kindred Hospice of Cookeville.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday morning December 31st by Edward L. Anderson from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Following the 11 a.m. services burial was beside her husband in the Holland Family Cemetery in the Bagdad Community.

One of four children of the late Samuel Davis “Sam” Bray who died at the age of 77 on February 27, 1979 and Zora Brown Bray who died at the age of 89 on May 12, 1995, she was born Helen Louise Bray in the Wartrace Community on March 4, 1925.

Two brothers preceded her in death, Willie Floyd, “Bill” Bray who died on August 23, 2003 at the age of 76 and James Allison Bray who died on March 14, 2012 at the age of 77.

In Franklin, Kentucky on March 31, 1944, she was united in marriage to Bagdad Community native Aaron Dillard Holland who preceded her in death on November 25, 1995 at the age of 70 following over fifty one years of marriage.

They were preceded in death by a son, Charles Ralph Holland who was the first Jackson County soldier to die in Vietnam on December 19, 1967 at the age of 22.

Another son preceded her in death, Dillard Wayne Holland who died at the age of 63 on July 26, 2010.

Mrs. Bray confessed her faith in Christ at the age of 12 in 1937 and was saved in baptism at the Bagdad Church of Christ where she had been a dedicated member for over eighty two years.

She was a thirty five year employee at Heavy Duty Manufacturing in Gainesboro from which she retired in 1989.

Surviving are her two children, Kathy Holland of the Bagdad Community, Randy Holland and wife Jennifer of Mt. Juliet; sister, Sandra Bray Morgan and husband Joe of Hartsville; three grandchildren, Brandon Holland and wife Genia of Gainesboro, Dillon Holland of Mt. Juliet, Ashlee Chance and husband Timmy of Lebanon; five great-grandchildren, Abby, Noah and Thomas Chance all of Lebanon, B. J. Vanhooser and wife Lindsay, Zach Womack and wife Andrea all of Cookeville.

The Holland family requested memorials to either the Holland Cemetery Mowing Fund or the Charles Ralph Holland Library in Gainesboro.


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