Obituaries 10/27/20

Willis “Shorty” Petty

Willis “Shorty” Petty, 88, of Granville, passed away Oct. 17 at the N.H.C. Cookeville. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Garden of the Cross at the Smith County Memorial Gardens.

He was born July 18, 1932 in Gainesboro. He retired from Cadillac Motor Car Division of the General Motors Corporation in Detroit in 1987 with over twenty-five years of service. He attended the Red Hill Holiness Church in Tompkinsville, Ky.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Thomas Webster (Webb) Petty; sisters, Jeanette Fox, Nancy Petty, Dorothy Elizabeth Petty Reese and Linda Petty; brothers, Thomas, Jesse and Lyman Petty; and wife, Nettie Illeen Silcox Petty.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Thelma; son, Paul Petty and wife, Carol of Sykes Community; step-children, Bessie Stephenson and husband, Jessie of Algood, Robert Flournoy and wife, Valerie of Sparta, Debra Moore and husband, Stephen of Granville, Rickey Flournoy and husband, Lynn of Gainesboro, Ann Huepenbec and husband, Hoop of Northfield, Mich., Bobby Gene Brown and wife, Gina of Granville and Eddie Brown and wife, Robin of Lafayette; sisters, Charlene Petty Merritt of Hendersonville, Betty Petty Brock of Andalusia, Ala., Tennie Petty Webb of Willette and Susie Petty Lee of Romeoville, Ill.; 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Garry Curtis Ellis

Garry Curtis Ellis, 77, of Jackson County, passed away Oct. 22 at his residence. Funeral services were held Oct. 25, at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Pastor Keith Tosh officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery.

He was born March 31, 1943 in Jackson County. He was a truck driver and a member of the Vine Branch Community Church.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Gerstle Ellis and Easter Goolsby Ellis; sons, Michael and Garry Curtis Ellis; brother, Joe Ellis; and sister, Bryan Sells.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Jennifer (Mike) Keith of Baxter; brothers, Champ Ellis of Gainesboro and Billy Ellis of Carthage; sisters, Diane Boles and Peggy Abney both of Gainesboro, Faye Rollins of Georgia and Patsy Gregory of Franklin; grandchildren, Blake Ballard of Cookeville and Gracie Brown of Baxter; and other relatives and friends.

Roy Dennis

Roy Dennis, 66, of Jackson County, passed away Oct. 16 at Mabry Health Care Center. Memorial services were conducted on Oct. 18 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

He was born Aug. 3, 1954 in Jackson County. He was a factory worker at Eaton Corp and member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: parents, James Frank Dennis and Retta Elise Strong Dennis; brother, Rickey Dennis and brother-in-law, Jim Gentry.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Jason Dennis of Gainesboro and Jamie (Jennifer) Dennis of Gallatin; sisters, Judy (Eddie) Collins and Ann Gentry, both of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Ryan Dennis, Noah Vaden, Caleb Dennis, Dylan Hayworth, Whitaker Dennis and Annie Dennis; special friends, Randy and Lisa Sullivan and children and grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Shirley Ann Boles

Shirley Ann Boles, 72, of Celina passed away Oct. 17 at Celina Health and Rehab. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

She was born Feb. 28, 1948 in Celina. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Gerstel and Irene Boles; husband, Kenneth Boles; and sister, Mozell Grace.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Ladonna Boles Gannon of Cookeville; brothers, Ray and Hack Boles of Celina; sister, Wanda Chaffin of Gainesboro; four grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Phann

Deborah Phann, 61, of the Big Bottom community, passed away Oct. 18 at her residence. Graveside services were held Oct. 21 at the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

She was born April 8, 1958 in Jackson County. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Elmer Esters Hammock and Stella Mae Stafford Rhoten; and brothers, Bennie Clay Hammock, Michael Hammock, Donnie Hammock and Jackie Hammock.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Jr. Phann of Gainesboro; son, Steave (Else) Phann of Crossville; grandchildren, Isabella, Gracie, Emma and Steave Jr.; brother, Jimmy Hammock of Chattanooga; and sisters, Kathy Phann and Jenny Scott, both of Gainesboro.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

Clarence Everett Argo

Clarence Everett Argo, 87, passed away Oct. 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 23 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bishop Steve Warren officiating. Interment followed in the Argo Family Cemetery in the Seven Knobs community.

He was born Sept. 17, 1933 in Grundy County. He was a surveyor with the Tennessee Department of Transportation for 37 years. He was a veteran of the Tennessee National Guard. He loved being on the farm.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Howary Argo and Jennie Smartt Argo.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Lorena Argo of Gainesboro; sons, Bruce (Keitha) Argo and Ronnie (Sherri) Argo, both of Gainesboro; daughter, Regena (Juan) Moreno of Gainesboro; grandchildren Chad (Ashley) Argo, Ronnie Argo, Jr., Terri Whitaker, Brandi Chambers, Kristina (Dane) Waldman, Christopher Argo, Joshua Argo and Sarah (Chris) Delk; great grandchildren, Shari Goff, Eli Argo, Katie Argo, Ethan Chambers, Abby Whitaker, Felix Whitaker, Rex Waldman, Juniper Waldman, Landyn Argo, Logan Argo, Skylar Fulbright and Eddison Delk; and other relatives and friends.

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