Obituaries 2/2/21

W J Holmes

W J Holmes, 73, of Bloomington Springs, passed away Jan. 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 29 from the chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Sister Peggy Sutton officiating. Interment followed in the Currys Chapel Cemetery in Granville.

He was born April 6, 1947 in Hartsville. He was a wonderful man and loved by all that knew him.

He was preceded in death by: parents, William Jonah Holmes and Ruby Estelle (Sircy) Holmes; daughter, Sabrina Kay Holmes; wife, Alma Lois (Roberts) Holmes; brothers, James Shepard, J P, Carl and Paul Holmes; and sisters, Mazel Albritton, Mary Munsey, Frances Martin and Estelle Martin.

Surviving relatives include: grandchildren, Sarena Thomas and partner Tim Hill and Joshua and Jessie Thomas; great grandchildren, David, Alexia and Nathaniel Campbell, Joshua Jonah, Hayden Stanton, Ellie Mae Grace Thomas and Lillian Sophia Hill; sisters, Beverly and Neal Denton and Dianne and Jimmy Smith; brothers, John Holmes and Jimmy and Wanda Holmes; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

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Laura Ruth Grogan

Laura Ruth Grogan, 51, of Dodson Branch community, passed away Jan. 27 at her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 29 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Crossman. Interment followed in the Burris Cemetery.

She was born May 24, 1969 in Gainesboro. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by: father, Harold Eugene Kinnaird; paternal grandparents, Gilbert and Claudine Kinnaird; maternal grandparents, Elvis and Ruth Cooper; and aunts and uncles, Finnis Kinnaird, Louise Allen, Glen Kinnaird, Geneva Ayers, Inell Edwards, James Kinnaird, Mary Young and Elfrida Farley.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Johnnie Grogan of Cookeville; daughters, Elizabeth Paige Grogan and Allison Leah Grogan, both of Cookeville; mother, Wanda Cooper Alexander; brother, Travis Fox of Sparta; sister, Lora Hicks of Cookeville; aunts, Kathy Knight, Irene Gore and Thelma Ryan; special friend, Jennifer Parks; and other relatives and friends.

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Christine McCoy

Christine McCoy, 79, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 27 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Jan. 31 at the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community with Isaac Daniel McCoy officiating.

She was born April 13, 1941 in Oakdale, TN. She worked as a window cleaner and was retired.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Auther Powers and Mamie Simpson Powers; husband, Charles McCoy; brothers, JC Powers and Raymond Powers; and sisters, Inez Jones, Ella Mae Melton and Zella Ruth Clark.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Scott (Donna) McCoy, Danny (Lisa) McCoy, Chuck (Francis) McCoy and Dwain (Judy) McCoy; daughters, Anita Gunter and Debbie Gunter McCoy; brothers, Wayne Powers, Lawrence (Linda) Powers and Glen (Sherry) Powers; sisters, Opal Steele, Nina Powers and Nona Burgess; 15 grandchildren; and several great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Betty Mayberry

Betty Mayberry, 83, of the Nameless community, passed away Jan. 25 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Jan. 28 at the Curry’s Chapel Cemetery in the Nameless community with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating.

She was born March 6, 1937 in Jackson County. She was a retired factory worker and a member of the Davidson Chapel Church of Christ and Nameless Community Club.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Bernice Burgess and Gladys Davidson Burgess; brothers, Blair Burgess and Barney Burgess; sister in law, Carol Burgess; and brothers in law, W G Burroughs and John A. Austin.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Ronnie (Teresa) Mayberry and Ricky (Debbie) Mayberry, all of the Nameless community; grandchildren, Brad (Robin) Mayberry, Justin Mayberry, Cody (Chelsea) Mayberry, Austin (Briana) Mayberry and Devin Mayberry; great grandchildren, Jenna, Eli, River, Jase, Lorelai, Creeklyn and Rowen; sister, Katherine Burroughs of Bloomington Springs; and sisters in law, Maggie Lou Austin of Chestnut Mound, and Helen Burgess of Cookeville.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Paul Samuel Bohanan

Paul Samuel Bohanan, 58, of the McCoinsville Community, passed away Jan. 21 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation with a celebration of life at a later date.

He was born Dec. 16, 1962 in South Carolina. He was an automotive mechanic.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Paul S. Bohanan, Sr. and Lou La Francis Sherfield.

Surviving relatives include: long time friend, Brenda Morgan.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dustin Moody

Dustin Moody, 31, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 20 in Putnam County. No services are planned at this time.

He was born Sept. 29. 1989 in Florida. He served in the U.S. Marines.

He was preceded in death by: grandmothers, Elizabeth Irvin and Nellie Ruth Crumley; grandfather, William “Butch” Moody; and twin brothers, Patrick James Moody and Aaron Paul Moody.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Samantha Moody; son, Dahren Moody; daughters, Kiera Moody; brother, Daniel Moody; and parents, David Moody and Melisa Moody.

 

Tommy Lee Davis

Tommy Lee Davis, 46, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 21 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 26 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Randall Duncan officiating. Interment followed in the Cookeville City Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 22, 1974 in Cookeville. He was a truck driver and a member of the Faith Baptist Tabernacle in Jamestown.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Kelsie Combs Davis of Gainesboro; son, Gaitlynn Davis of Jamestown; daughters, Ellie Leanne Davis of Jamestown, Kaydance Shea Davis and Kaellyn Sylvia Davis both of Gainesboro; brother, Corey Davis of Cookeville; sister, Amy West of Cookeville; father Claude Thomas Davis of Monterey; mother, Sandra Kay Pahl of Cookeville; special children Knox Briar Davis of Cookeville and Miranda Jo Clapp of Crossville; and other relatives and many friends.

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