Obituaries 5/25/21

Marilyn Ann Smith

Marilyn Ann Smith, 80, formerly of the Dodson Branch Community in Cookeville, passed away May 13. Funeral services were held May 21 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with family members officiating. Interment followed in the Dodson Branch Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 10, 1940 in Elmira, N.Y. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service, was a seamstress and enjoyed making crafts, canning and gardening. She was an active member of church and attended whenever the doors were open.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Arberta Hazel Smith and Claire Raymond Lane; husband, Charles “Doug” Smith; brother, Richard Lane; great-grandson, Samuel Schirle; and other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Surviving relatives include: children, Rhonda Schirle of Orlando, Fla. and William Smith of Denver, Colo.; grandchildren Jeremy Schirle of Tampa, Fla., Janae Schirle of Orlando, Fla., Neikel Smith Trostle of Denver, Colo. and Krisha Smith Fairchild of Denver, Colo.; great-grand children Connor Gomez, Jayden Schirle, Israela Schirle and Raven Trostle and one-on-the-way; sisters, Lois Rumsey of Odessa, N.Y., Beverly Carl of Cookeville, Patricia States of Seattle, Wash. and Roberta Sheesley of Odessa, N.Y. and many other nieces and nephews.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral was in charge of arrangements.

 

Patsy Anne (Reynolds) Yates

Patsy Anne (Reynolds) Yates, 84, of Granville, passed away May 17 at Bethesda Health Care in Cookeville. The family has chosen cremation, with memorial services at a later time.

She was born Oct. 10, 1936 in Jackson County. She worked as the Administrator for Program on Aging for the City of Las Cruces, N.M.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Raymond Vestal Reynolds and Myrtle Spicer Reynolds; sister, Meta Sue Reynolds; and brother, Dr. Sonny Delon Reynolds, D.V.M.

Surviving relatives include: husband, William Leo Yates; sons, William Walte Yates and Albert Kevin Yates; brother, Dr. Buddy Reynolds, D.V.M.; and grandchildren, Christa Yates, Emily Yates, Kaitlyn Yates and Rachel Yates.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral was in charge of arrangements.

 

Roger Anthony Peterson

Roger Anthony Peterson, better known as “Rabbit” 50, of Gainesboro, passed away May 18 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time.

He was born April 14, 1971 in Houston, Texas. He was a factory worker.

He was preceded in death by: father, Roger Anthony Lynch.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Nancy Ann Peterson of Gainesboro; son, Harley Patterson of Cookeville; daughters, Ashley Nicole Patterson of Ala. and Maranda Terciera of Chattanooga; mother, Judith Newberry of Carthage; sisters, Eadie and Amy; and eight grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral was in charge of arrangements.

 

James W. Test

James W. Test, 75, of the Stone Community, passed away May 18 at Signature Health Care. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time.

He was born Aug. 25, 1945 in Wisconsin. He was a hairdresser and a member of the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by: parents and a sister.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Ada Louise Test of Gainesboro; two sons; two daughters; brother, Joe Edd Test of Fla.; and sister, Susie Test of Florida.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral was in charge of arrangements.

 

William McKinley Hamilton

William McKinley Hamilton, 54, of Bloomington Springs, passed away May 19 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 22 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Fox officiating. Interment followed in the Burris Cemetery.

He was born July 30, 1966 in Cookeville. He was an automotive mechanic and attended the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: parents, George Hamilton and Molene Stafford Hamilton; and son, Tyler Hamilton.

Surviving relatives include: fiancee, Sarah Sullivan of Bloomington Springs; daughter, Shelby Hamilton of Cookeville; brothers, Mike Hamilton of Indianapolis, Ind. and John (Rachel) Stafford of Bloomington Springs; and sister, Georgia Irene Driesens of Indianapolis, Ind.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral was in charge of arrangements.

 

Marissa Rae Flatt

Marissa Rae Flatt, 43, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away April 29. Graveside services were held May 22 at the Isaac Flatt Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 28, 1977 in Nashville.

Surviving relatives include: parents, Larry and RaeJean Flatt; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral was in charge of arrangements.

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