Obituaries 9/29/20

Joe Marvin Chapman

Joe Marvin Chapman, age 91, passed away at his home in Franklin, Tennessee on September 24, 2020. He was born August 31, 1929 in Gainesboro, Tenn. to Henry Clay and Ela Graham Chapman. He was educated in the Jackson County Schools. He graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1954. He served as First Lieutenant in the Army Signal Corp during the Korean War. His most talked about experience was being stationed in Nevada and testing the atomic bomb. After discharge, he worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Gainesboro before moving to Nashville. He graduated from the Nashville School of law in 1966. Afterwards he spent his career in the insurance business.

He was married to Carol Cherry Chapman for 55 years. Most of their married life they lived in Franklin where they raised their three children. He was a member of the Berry’s Chapel Church of Christ. One of his favorite things to do was to go work on his farm on Roaring River in Jackson County. The place was the Chapman home place for over one hundred years. His utmost pleasure was watching his children and grandchildren play sports in school and in the community. He liked music, especially country. When he was in high school he, his brother and some friends had a bluegrass band. He played the fiddle. They played at cakewalks, school and family functions and parties. They gave the band up when they went to college because country and bluegrass music wasn’t popular then. He was a kind, loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He is preceded by son, Joseph (Joey) Chapman, brother, Sherrill Chapman and sister, Carolyn Butler. He is survived by his devoted wife, Carol Cherry Chapman; daughter, Amy Wright and husband Robert of Austin, Texas; son Jeff Chapman; grandchildren, Mason and Hunter Wright; sister, Marilyn Taylor and husband, Larry of Smyma, Tenn.; nieces and nephews, Jeanette Butler, Marcia Reel, Lee Butler, Gray, Leslie, Kathy and Annie Chapman, Jennie Taylor, Cherry Ramsey and John Cason.

A funeral service was conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Andy Baker officiating. Visitation was 4:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 and one hour prior to the service Monday at Williamson Memorial. Burial was at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 at the Chapman Family Cemetery, Gainesboro, Tenn., Johnny Fox officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disaster Relief Fund. Services in care of Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 3009 Columbia Ave. Franklin, TN. 37064 615-794-2289 www.williamsonmemorial.com.

Peggy Lee Carter Roark

Peggy Lee Carter Roark, 81, of Jackson County, passed away Sept. 20 at NHC Healthcare in Smithville. Graveside services were held, Oct. 3 at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Steven VanHooser officiating.

She was born March 3, 1939, in Jackson County. She was a retired legal secretary, an avid reader, devoted mother, grandmother and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Clarance Haggard Carter and Effie Lee Kirby Carter; husband, Ray Jackson Roark; son, Michael Lee Roark; and sister, Bonnie Jean Carter Coop.

Surviving relatives include: son, David Ray Roark and wife of Smithville; and grandson, Michael Anthony Roark of Lebanon.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Letha Clark

Letha Clark, 67, of Monterey, passed away Sept. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Memorial services were held Sept. 26 at Monterey Church of Christ in Monterey with Bro. Tim Singleton officiating. The family has chosen cremation.

She was born July 9, 1953 in Livingston. She was retired and a member of the Monterey Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, William Bill Hargis and Goldie Margaret Murphy.

Surviving relatives include: son, Chris Dailey of Gainesboro; daughter, Rhonda Ann Laton of Elmwood; and grandchildren, Devin Laton, Megan Price, Jessie Price, Logan Dailey and Briley Jo Dailey.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Judy J. Haney Long

Judy J. Haney Long, 78, of the Shiloh community, passed away Sept. 22 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 25 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Kelly Stockton officiating. Interment followed in the John Young Cemetery in Jackson County.

She was born April 20, 1942 in Jackson County. She worked for 25 years at Heavy Duty Manufacturing in Gainesboro and was a member of the Shiloh Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Frank C. Haney and Frances Meadows Haney; brothers, Herbert Haney, Aaron Haney, Ken Haney and Marshal “Bud” Haney; and sisters, Dorothy McKennis and Darlene Williams.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Ray Long and companion, Denise Dyer of Red Boiling Springs and Steve Long and wife, Ruthie of Columbia, Ky.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Shirley Hensley of Cookeville and Mary Hammock of Baxter.

 

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