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Obituaries 2/23/21

Louis Ward


Louis Ward Fuqua, 90, of South Pittsburg, Tenn., passed away Feb. 14, at his residence. Funeral arrangements are not complete at this time.

After graduating from Jackson County High School in Gainesboro, he joined the US Navy for four years aboard the USS Gainard (DD-706) during the Korean War.

He was an active member for many years with The Masonic Lodge, The American Legion, Scottish Rites, VFW (Post 6362) and Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard.

He was proceeded in death by: parents, John William Fuqua and Blanche Ellen Dudney of Gainesboro; wife, Bebe Kirkpatrick Fuqua.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Kirk Fuqua and Kevin (Amy) Fuqua; grandson, Mason Fuqua; granddaughter, McKenna Fuqua; Patty (Kirby) Walker; brother-in-law, Neil (Janie) Kirkpatrick; sister-in- law, Shelby Kirkpatrick, several cousins, nieces, nephews, a host of lifelong friends and Navy buddies.

Rogers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Judy K. Hammock

Judy K. Hammock, 75, of the Old Antioch community, passed away Feb. 12, at Overton County Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held Feb. 23 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Internment followed in the Stacy Cemetery.

She was born March 4, 1945, in Noblesville, Ind. She was a factory worker, and a member of the New Hope Community Church.

She was proceeded in death by: husband, James Milton Hammock; mother, Edith Small DeVol; and son, James Ray Hammock.

Surviving relatives include: daughters: Melissa McAnally of Hilham and Carol Dailey of Gainesboro; Grandchildren, Logan Cox, Britney Cox, Noah McAnally, Billy Stacy, and Amber Stacy; and great-grandchildren: Destiny McCormick, Karina Alonzo, Addison Stacy, and Amerika Stacy.

Myrtle Cook

Myrtle Cook, 73, of Gainesboro, passed away on Feb.14, at NHC Health Care in Cookeville. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time.

She was born Aug.7, 1947 in Pleasant Shade. She was a housewife.

She was proceeded in death by: parents, Curtis Kemp and Dorothy Hackett Kemp; brothers, Bobby Kemp and Paul Kemp; and sisters, Jean Waters and Gail Smith.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Charles Oldham of Cookeville and Curtis Cook of Gainesboro; daughter, Julie Montgomery of Louisville, Ky.; brothers, Bill Kemp and Roy Kemp; sisters, Sandra Bowman, Donna Holder, and Mary Proctor; and grandchildren, Kaylie Montgomery, Carson Montgomery, and Cassie Montgomery.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy Dale


Jimmy Dale Martin, 64, of Cookeville, passed away Feb.13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 18, at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Sam Flatt Cemetery.

He was born June 14, 1956, in Cookeville. He worked in the tool and die industry.

He was proceeded in death by: parents, Arvil C. Martin and Clennie Kiula Pippin West; brothers, Frank and Billy Clyde West; and sister, Annette Anderson.

Surviving relatives include: brothers, Alton Edward West of Michigan, Marvin Martin of Cookeville and Rellon Martin of Cookeville; and sisters, Juanita Martin of Bloomington Springs, Lois Bilyeu of Baxter and Peggy Lewis of Cookeville.

Harry Smith

Harry Smith, 74 of Crossville, passed away Feb. 8, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital. Graveside services and internment were conducted on Feb. 16, at Crossville City Cemetery with Bro. Alan Judd officiating.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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