Obituaries 6/1/21

Bethel D. Pippin

Bethel D. Pippin, 93, passed away May 21 at Signature Health Care Center. Funeral services were held May 24 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Young Cemetery in the Center Grove community.

He was born Feb. 21, 1928 in Jackson County. He was a factory worker and a member of the Bloomington Springs Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: parents, James Milton and Ethr Woodall Pippin; brothers, Arthur and Fred Pippin; and sisters, Lola Kirk and Elsie Haney.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Johnnie Ruth Pippin of Bloomington Springs; sons, Bobby (Sheila) Pippin of Baxter and Randall Pippin of Bloomington Springs; brother, Bobby (Donna) Pippin of Melbourne, Fla.; granddaughters, Annalyn Pippin of Baxter and Maleia Jacobs of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren, Tucker Jacobs and Lillyanne Jacobs both of Murfreesboro; and several nieces and nephews along with many friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Wayne Harris

Robert Wayne Harris, 68, of Clementsville, passed away May 25 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 28 at his residence with Dennis Powell officiating. Burial followed in the Sadler Cemetery on Bullard Creek Lane.

He was born Feb. 6, 1953 in Dayton, Ohio. He was a carpenter and an avid collector. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was preceded in death by: mother, Lavana Ingram Harris; brother, Gary Lee Harris; and first wife, Diana Harris.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Brenda Gail Gulley Harris of Clementsville; step children, Barry Rhoton and Betina Copas, both of Clementsville; father, James Burl Harris of Fla.; brother, James Burl Harris, Jr. of Clarksville, Ohio; sisters, Emma Marie (Cricket) Scott of Auburn, Ga., Janet Elaine Edward of Franklin, Ohio and Tonda Kaye Payne of Fla; three step grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Pamela Renee Smtih

Pamela Renee Smith, 56, of Cookeville, passed away May 25 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. The family has chosen cremation with a memorial service at a later time.

She was born Dec. 8, 1964 in Cookeville. She worked as a caregiver.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Wilburn Ray Phy and Linda Bartlett Phy.

Surviving relatives include: husband, David Smith of Cookeville; daughter, Makayla Smith of Cookeville; stepchildren; and sisters, Lisa Brashears and Kathy Hammons.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Vella Haney

Vella Haney, 69, of the Shiloh Community, passed away May 27 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 29 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Tracy Langford officiating. Interment followed in the Okalona Cemetery in Rickman.

She was born Aug. 31, 1951 in Rickman. She worked as a seamstress.

She was preceded in death by: parents, EM Dishman and Bessie L. Dishman; brothers, Clint Dishman and Murl Key; and sister, Nell Langford.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Sherman Haney and Junior Lee Haney, both of Cookeville; and grandchild, Johnathan Issac Haney of Cookeville.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Sarah Virginia Coffee Mateja

Sarah Virginia Coffee Mateja, 71, of Hot Springs, passed away May 23. Memorial services are to be announced at a later date. Honorary pallbearers were Vince Wellman, Richard Coffee, Rodger Coffee, Dale Coffee, John Batty and Gerald Batty.

She was born June 19, 1949 in Gainesboro. She loved cooking, traveling, being with her family, going to the ocean and casinos.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Edgar Coffee and Mary Jones Coffee; brothers, Thomas Coffee, Jimmy Coffee and Billy Coffee; sister-in-law, Brenda Coffee; brother-in-law, Donald Batty and niece, Jennifer Wellman.

Surviving relatives include: sister, Myrtle Batty; nephews, Vince Wellman, Richard Coffee, Rodger Coffee and Dale Coffee; niece, Ann Rogers, and extended family members and a host of friends.

Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs, was in charge of arrangements.

 

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