Obituaries 6/22/21

Ricky E. Strong

Ricky E. Strong, 60, of the Center Grove Community, passed away June 15 at Signature Health Care in Algood. Funeral services were held June 19 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Matthew Scoggins officiating. Interment followed in the Grover Rich Cemetery in Clay County.

He was born Oct. 30, 1960 in Clay County. He was a retired carpenter, a member of Tannehill Lodge #133-Eastern Star #503 and a 33rd Degree Mason. He also served as a board member of Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative for 14 years.

He was preceded in death by: parents, James “Pugg” Strong and Martha Ann Rich Strong; daughter, Natalie Strong and sister, Fredia King.

Surviving relatives include: son, Brock Dillan (Marlanna) Strong of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Atha Amanda (Kevin) Stinson of Hermitage and Olivia Ann (Russell) Farley of Cookeville; brothers, Donald (Patsy) Strong of Celina and Ronald (Cindy) Strong of Baxter; grandchildren, Emily Rhayne Stinson, Julia Rose Strong and Rylee Best; and other relatives and many friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Lucille Pippin Suggs

Lucille Pippin Suggs, 97, of Cookeville, passed away at her residence at Heritage Pointe Senior Living. Funeral services were held June 15 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Clarence Deloach, Bro. Bill Flatt and Bro. John Pippin officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill-Flatt Cemetery.

She was born May 7, 1924 in Jackson County. She was the owner of The Fabric Shop/Cookeville Drapery and Interiors for over 40 years. She was a member of the VFW and a former state president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and a devoted member of the McBroom Chapel Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Jasper L. Pippin and Sarah E. Edmonds Pippin; husbands, Ed Suggs and Ralph Flatt; son, Mark Suggs; brothers Otha, Boyd, Losier, Hermon and J. Fred and sisters, Flora, Velma, Bessie, Stella and Bulah.

Surviving relatives include: son, Larry Suggs and Susan; grandchildren, April Dyer and Trevor, Kristin Christian, Matt Suggs and Angela and Taylor Suggs and Destiny and 10 great-grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ralph Solon Sutton

Ralph Solon Sutton, 55, of Cookeville, passed away June 10 at his residence. Funeral services were held June 14 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Steven Warren officiating.

He was born May 8, 1966 in Cookeville. He was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Solon Sutton, Jr. and Rose Marie McBroom Sutton; and brothers, Jerry Wayne Sutton and Dale Junior Sutton.

Surviving relatives include: brothers, Ricky (Connie) Sutton of Buffalo Valley and Michael Sutton of Cookeville; sister, Lora Jane (Darryl Quarles) Roberts of Baxter and best friend and cousin, Michael Wayne Sutton.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Tennie Mai Tollett

Tennie Mai Tollett, 74, passed away June 14. Funeral services were held June 22, in the chapel of Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home with Pastor Joseph Everette officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 25, 1947. She retired from U.S. Tobacco after 25 years. She enjoyed gardening and flowers.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Vestel Brown and Mai Brown; husband, William B. Tollett; sisters, Wanda Harris, Willine Scantland and Shelbie Jean Brown.

Surviving relatives include: children, William L. Tollett, Angela (Mark) Hebbeler an Richard (Seng) Tollett; grandchildren, Randy Scruggs, Jr., Chelsea Hebbeler, Jacoby Tollett sand Simone Tollett; and siblings, Perry (Dorris) Brown, Sherrill Brown, Beatrice (Joe) Head, Katherine (Ricky) Kelley and Joe (Donna) Harris.

 

Dale Lamonte Dibble

Dale Lamonte Dibble, 90, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away June 5 at his apartment. No services are planned at this time.

He was born Aug. 16, 1930 in Westfield, Pa. He served in the US Armed Forces during the Korean War as an Army tank mechanic, loved camping, boating and car racing with his wife. He attended the Gainesboro First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by: parents; and wife, Marilyn Yeager Dibble.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Vikki and husband, Paul and Corinne and husband Mike; son, Shawn and wife, Colleen; and grandchildren, Matthew, Kelly, Michael and Daisy.

 

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