Obituaries 12/1/20

Carlene Wade Hensley

Carlene Wade Hensley, 77, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 20 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 23 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Dale Crossman and Douglas Hensley officiating. Interment followed in the Hensley Cemetery.

She was born April 19, 1943 in Baxter. She was a fabric and shoe salesperson and also worked in health care services. She loved to sew and to be called “Nannoo.” She was a member of the Zion Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Floyd Wade and Bertha Jared Wade; infant son; brothers, Lester Wade, Gerald Wade, James Henry Wade and Joe Ray Wade; and sisters, Nell Dean Terry, Betty Sue Russel and Ruth Lee Scarlett.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Carrol F. Hensley of Cookeville; daughters, Sonya Hensley and husband, Kenny Pate of Cookeville and Dianne Hensley of Cookeville; grandchildren, Douglas Hensley and wife, Kimberly of Sparta and Hillary Flatt and husband, Sean of Cookeville; great grandchildren, Zane Flatt and Pate Flatt, both of Cookeville and Liliauna Hensley of Sparta; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Matilda Ann Scott Stewart

Matilda Ann Scott Stewart, 85, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 23 at her residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 28 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Scott officiating. Interment followed in the Smith’s Chapel Cemetery in Putnam County. Pallbearers were Ronnie Scott, Tim, Scott, Harold Scott, Jeff Scott, Michael Burris and Johnny Pearson.

She was born Jan. 1, 1935 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and her hobbies included gardening, sewing, shopping and visiting with her family and friends. She attended the Fairview Church of Christ in Putnam County.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Morgan and Mamie Scott; husband, Oplis Armel Stewart; stepdaughter, Rita Deweese; stepson, Tommy Stewart; brothers, Andy Scott, Jerry Scott, Hamp Scott, Walton Scott and Curtis Scott; and sisters, Mary Scott Pound, Sally Scott Masters and Myrtle Scott Phillips.

Surviving relatives include: children, Patricia Lafever Johnson (Kirby) of Cookeville, Joann Abrams (Eric) of Kingston, Ga., Peggy Stewart of Gainesboro and Gerald Stewart of Cookeville; grandchildren, Brooke Young (Josh), Kelly Rice (Chanse), Justin Lafever (Sarah), Shane and Betsy Stewart and Jewel Beaty; stepchildren, Faye Ramsey of Cookeville, Janie White (Bill) of Oak Ridge, Gary Stewart (Pam) of Cookeville and Donna Lafever (Hal) of Silver Point; brothers, Odell Scott (Marie) of Cookeville and Richard Scott of Gainesboro; sisters, Carolyn Scott Burris of Gainesboro and Cathy Scott Stafford of Algood; several great grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Lanny Bart Kirby

Lanny Bart Kirby, 61, of Gainesboro, passed away on Nov. 23 at his residence. Funeral services were held Nov. 29 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Don Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Fox-Chaffin Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 6, 1959 in Jackson County. He retired from William Bonnell after 39 years and was a member of the Lakeview Church of Christ. He liked to hunt and enjoyed UT Football.

Lanny was so proud of his family. He was the best father and father-in-law to Heath (Krista), Torrey, and Ethan (Olivia) and the best grandfather to Amara. He was always supporting them anyway he could, helping them with their cars and homes, and offering advice, generosity, encouragement, comfort, and many, many laughs.

He was preceded in death by: parents, William Kirby and Valmon Lambert Kirby; and sister, Debbie Moss.

Surviving relatives includes: wife, Kay Kirby of Gainesboro; sons, Heath (Krista Billingsley) Kirby of St. Petersburg, Fla., Torrey Kirby of Gainesboro and Ethan (Olivia) Kirby of Whitleyville; grandchild, Amara Ellawyn Kirby-Billingsley; brother, Kenny Kirby of Cookeville; sisters, Donna Mabery of Gainesboro, Sherry Thurman of Cookeville and Renee Martin of Gainesboro; granddogs, Bash, Finn, Chester and Sam; and other relatives and friends.

David Earl Byers

David Earl Byers, 79, of Cookeville, passed away Nov. 23 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Nov. 28 from the chapel of Crest Lawn Funeral Home with Bro. David Flatt officiating. Interment followed in the Byers Cemetery.

He was born July 26, 1941 in Gainesboro. He loved country music, dancing, camping, spending time with family, butterscotch candy and riding the roads.

He was preceded in death by: parents, William and Laura (Haney) Byers; first wife, Edith (Pippin) Byers; daughter, Sharon Hickey; mother in law, Rosie Pippin; sisters in law, IV Byers, Peggy Jackson, Betty Randolph and Peggy Pippin; and brother-in-law, Fred Pippin.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Glenna Byers of Cookeville; daughters, Karen and Michael Buckner of Knoxville, Patti and Ken Smith of Cookeville and Melissa Elrod of Cookeville; sons, Billy and Stacey Byers of Cookeville, Dwayne Jones of Sparta and Darrell Jones of Livingston; 13 grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; sister, Wanda and Gary Epling of Nashville; brothers, Louis Byers of Cookeville and Roy and Charlene Byers of Cookeville; and a host of nieces and nephews

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