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Obituaries 4/27/21

Raymond Hensley

Raymond Harold Hensley, 67, of Jackson County, passed away on April 17 at his residence. Funeral services were held April 19 at the Liberty Church of Christ in Cookeville with Bro. Clarence Deloach officiating. Interment followed in the Morgan Pippin Cemetery.

He was born June 7, 1953 in Jackson County. He was a veteran of the US Army, 3702 Squadron and served four tours in the Vietnam War. He was a preacher, coached girls’ youth basketball, and worked for Institutional Wholesale until he opened SRC, Small Engine Repair Shop.

He was preceded in death by: father, Ben Hensley.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Catherine Thompson Hensley; son, Shawn (Nella) Hensley of Granville; daughter, Sheena Hensley of Rickman; mother, Louise Hensley of Cookeville; brothers, Roger (Debbie) Hensley and Glen Hensley, both of Cookeville; sister, Rita (Alfred) Durbin of Cookeville; grandchildren, Katelyn Lopez, Rebekah Morin, Erin Hensley and Caleb Hensley; great grandchildren, Josiah Lopez, Ronan Morin and Phoenix Morin; nephews, Ben Hensley, Bo Hensley, Matt Durbin, Mark Holloway and Luke Holloway; and nieces, Misty Allison and Rachel Conner.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Barbara Ann

Fisher Nabors

Barbara Ann Fisher Nabors, 80, of Cookeville, passed away April 19. A celebration of life was held April 23 at Crest Lawn Funeral Home in Cookeville.

She was born Sept. 4, 1940. She was an avid tennis player, aerobics teacher, water sports enthusiast, gifted artist, musician, seamstress, antique collector and successful real estate agent.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Beatrice and Harvey Fisher; sister, Reba Messina; and brother, Harvey “Bud” Fisher.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Charles; children, Karen Stone (Dennis) of Nashville and Chuck Nabors (PJ) of Maryville; grandchildren, Connor Stone, Rachel Stone and April Joy Nabors; sister, Sue Ragland (Charles) of Gainesboro; and brother, Bill Fisher of Cookeville.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Kaitlyn Leanne Meadows Jones

Kaitlyn Leanne Meadows Jones, 31, of the Flynns Lick community, passed away April 20 in Jackson County. Funeral services were held April 24 at the Jackson County High School with Bro. Lakelan Barham, Coach Kevin King and Charles Burgess officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community.

She was born Sept. 23, 1989 in Cookeville. She was a school teacher and the assistant coach of the Jackson County Bowling Team.

She was preceded in death by: paternal grandfather, Jack Lee Meadows, Sr.; and maternal grandfather, Gerald Brown.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Adam Ryan Jones of Gainesboro; daughter, Sutton Annalee Jones of Gainesboro; parents, Jackie and Pam Meadows of Gainesboro; brothers, Jordan (Jamie) Meadows and Jacob (Shelby) Meadows, all of Gainesboro; paternal grandmother, Janet Meadows Quarles of Gainesboro; maternal grandmother, Rebecca Brown of Whitleyville; nephew, Sawyer Meadows; nieces, Kenzie Jones, Riley Reeder, Raylen Reeder and Millie Cate Jones; cousins, Chelsie Dawes, Cody Givens, Carlie Givens, Danielle Young and Jed Meadows; and other relatives and many friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Fred Casteel

Fred Casteel, 86, of Gainesboro, passed away April 20 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation, with a memorial service at a later time.

He was born April 30, 1934 in Jackson County. He was a tree surgeon and a member of the Harmony Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Howard Casteel and Pearlie Hamlet; wife, Letha Casteel; sister, Lillian Stafford; and brothers, Goldman, Hubert, James and Walter Casteel.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Nancy Schwarz of Cookeville, Kimberly Casteel of Gainesboro and Angelia Anders of Gainesboro; brother, Vollie Casteel of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Edna Beaty of Gainesboro and Lucy Gray of Cookeville; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tommy Knight

Tommy Knight, 58, of the Dodson Branch community, passed away April 20 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation.

He was born Jan. 1, 1963 in Cookeville. He was a construction worker by trade.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Birdle Knight and Billie Jane Thornton Knight; and brother, Danny “Worm” Knight.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Misty Rittenberry of Cookeville; brothers, Ricky Knight of the Dodson Branch community and Johnny Knight of North Carolina; and sister, Tammy Allen of Gainesboro.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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