Obituaries 5/11/21

Teresa Joann Henry

Teresa Joann Henry, 50, of Gainesboro, passed away May 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held May 8 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Ricky Hagan officiating. The family has chosen cremation.

She was born July 10, 1970 in Gainesboro. She was an automotive factory worker and a Christian.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Troy Eugene Gentry and Mary Ann Hagan Gentry.

Surviving relatives include: son, Eric Henry of Cookeville; daughter, Makensei Nicole Henry of Gainesboro; brother, Thomas Eugene Gentry of Cookeville; sister, Tonda Michelle Hamlet of Gainesboro; and special friend, David Joe Uhles of Buffalo Valley.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Eugene Locke

Eugene Locke, 86, of the Indian Creek Community, passed away May 2 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 3 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. John D. Sisco and Bro. Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 7, 1935 in Jackson County. He worked in the shirt factory for almost 40 years and was also a farmer. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Cubb Creek Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Andrew Augusta Locke and Sally Edna Chaffin Locke; brothers, Billy, James and Joe Locke; and sisters, Christine Locke and Louise Locke.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Ruth Ann Locke of Whitleyville; sons, Jeff Locke of Whitleyville, John Locke of Rickman and Jason Locke of Whitleyville; grandchildren, Jonathan Locke, Corey Brandenburg, Ashley Stafford and Justin Locke; and eight great-grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

William “Fred” Birdwell

William “Fred” Birdwell, 74, of Cookeville, passed away May 2 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 8 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Minister Kevin Daughrity officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill/Flatt Cemetery in Bloomington Springs. Pallbearers were his sons and sons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons.

He was born May 15 in Jackson County. He was a retired carpenter, loved his family and enjoyed spending time on his farm and raising cattle.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Velma and Odes Birdwell; granddaughter, Rachel Eddington; brother, James Birdwell; daughter-in- law, Linda Eddington; and in-laws, Bill and Ruth Foulks.

Surviving relatives include: wife Pauline Foulks Birdwell; children, Sarah (Eric) Murphy of Avon, Ind.; Lynn (Hope) Eddington of Gainesboro, Beth (Jeff) Peterson of Oakfield, Michael Eddington of Cookeville, Shane Birdwell of Paris and Andrea (Casey) Fox of Cookeville; grandchildren, Clay (Katelyn) Murphy, Betsy Murphy, Beth Ann Murphy, Jerry Eddington, Megan Jones, Hunter Eddington, Ciara Eddington, Dustin (Jennie Beth) Phelan, Sydney Phelan, Tori Eddington, Wesley Birdwell, Jaxon Fox and Maddox Fox; great grandchildren, Leland, Rylee Sue, Faith, Kaylee, Abby, Jackson, Finley, Odin and Salem; brothers and sisters, Jasper (Arlene) Birdwell, Anna Mae (Billy Joe) Loftis, Bessie Lee Robinson, Donald C. (Marion) Birdwell, Litton B. (Jo Helen) Birdwell and Richard (Kathy) Birdwell.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Gladys Lee Haney

Gladys Lee Haney, 84, of the Step Rock Community, passed away May 3, at her residence. Funeral services were held May 6 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Haney officiating. Interment followed in the Dodson Branch Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 16, 1936 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and attended the Cummins Mill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Jay Stafford and Ethel Scott Stafford; husband, Harold Gene Haney; sons, Gary and Ray Haney; five brothers; two sisters; great-grandchildren, Jason Blake Haney and Mackenzie Allen; and grandson, Tommy Haney.

Surviving relatives include: son, Billy Sherril Haney of Cookeville; daughters, Carolyn Haney of Cookeville and Patricia Denson of Gainesboro; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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