Obituaries 2/11/20

Louise Upchurch Dudney

Louise Upchurch Dudney, 100, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 31 at her residence. Graveside services were held Feb. 3 at the Dudney Family Cemetery in the Free State community with Bro. Chris Ramsey officiating. There was no visitation or services at the funeral home.

She was born Feb. 19, 1919 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Free State Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Bob Upchurch and Liza Heady Upchurch; husband, Robert L. “Bob Lee” Dudney; brothers, Raymond, Willard and Ben Upchurch; and sister, Jo Helen Crockett.

Surviving relatives include: sons, David and Retta Dudney of Cookeville and Larry and Kathy Dudney of Gainesboro; grandson, Travis and Amy Dudney of Gordonsville; and great grandchildren, Will and Anna Kate Dudney.

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

Wava Ilene Allen

Wava Ilene Allen, 78, of Gainesboro, passed away Feb. 4 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Lakelan Barham officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community.

She was born Oct. 6, 1941 in Jackson County. She was a furniture factory worker and a member of the Morrison Creek Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Thurman Lee Martin and Avon Cleo Martin; son, Ross Dean Allen; sisters, Marion Nell Hopkins and Bessie Lee Emmott; and brothers, Roger Dale Martin, Edward Martin and Thurman Harold Martin.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Bobby D. Allen of Gainesboro; sons, Steve D. (Anita) Allen and Dwayne (Diane) Allen, of the Dodson Branch community; daughter, Tina Maynard and Bruce Smallwood of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Eric (Kecia) Bartholomew, Steve (Kendra) Allen, Jonathan Allen, Blake Allen, Minister Kaleb (Emily) Allen, Nicholas Maynard, Jeremy Jackson, Jordan Allen and Tori Jackson; great grandchildren, Ashton Allen, Lily Bartholomew, Luke Bartholomew and Kaylee Allen; and brothers, Danny (Jenny) Martin, Wayne Martin and Jacob Martin, all of Gainesboro.

James Earl Cox

James Earl Cox, 84, of Gainesboro, passed away Feb. 4 at his residence. Graveside services were held Feb. 6 at the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

He was born July 22, 1935 in Jackson County. He was a sawmill worker and a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: parents, John Cox and Nora Cox; and 11 brothers and sisters.

Surviving relatives include: nephews, Chris Hamilton, Jeff Beechboard, David Boles, Randy Cox, all of Celina and Richard Cox of Gainesboro; nieces, Elizabeth Beechboard, Patty Spears, both of Celina, Donna Beechboard of Tompkinsville, Ky. and Betty Cox of Livingston; and special caretakers, Sandy Wheet, Bree Skye and Mary Ann Hamilton all of Celina and Robert Spivey of Gainesboro.

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

Billie W. Spivey

Billie W. Spivey, 91, of Cookeville, passed away Feb. 6 at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 8 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 12, 1928 in Gainesboro. She was an accountant at General Telephone Co., a master quilter and enjoyed cooking.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Herman Amos Williford and Lillie Mary Jane Dodson Williford; sisters, Naoma Williford and Melissa Williford; brother, Ralph Williford; and nephew, Danny Williford.

Surviving relatives include: son, Steven B (Georgia) Spivey of Cookeville; daughter, Donna (Larry) Lindstrom of Cookeville; eight grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild.

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