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Obituaries 7/27/21

James (Jim) Francis Deffley, Jr.

James (Jim) Francis Deffley Jr., 69, of Cookeville, passed away July 6 at his residence. Memorial services were held July 24 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Father Aby Thanickal of St. Thomas Aquinas Church officiating. The family has chosen cremation.

He was born Jan. 15, 1952 in Woonsocket, R.I. He worked as a purchasing manager.

He was preceded in death by: parents, James Francis Deffley, Sr. and Mary Catherine Dolan Deffley.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Carol J. Deffley of Cookeville; daughters, Christina (Edward) A. Laquerre of Cookeville and Jami (Edward) Barnsley of Fairview; brothers, Michael (Christine) Deffley of Hope, R.I. and William (Ann Marie) Deffley of Jamestown, R.I.; sister, Marybeth Winter of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Jackie Scantland

Jackie Scantland, 66, of Jackson County, passed away July 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time.

He was born Aug. 9, 1954 in Jackson County. He worked as a mechanic.

He was preceded in death by: parents, James Elmer Scantland and Marjorie Grace Hamlet Scantland.

Surviving relatives include: fiancee, Rose Smith of Cookeville; sons, Ryan Anderson, Robert (Brenda) Keith and John (Angela) Keith; daughters, Kathy (Calvin) Boles and Tammy (Michael) Pippin; brothers, Richard Scantland and Dale Scantland, both of Gainesboro; and grandchildren, Colton and Madison Pippin, Kaithlyn Boles, Megan Scott and Matthew Lee Scott.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Joel “Joey” Hunter

Joel “Joey” Hunter, 65, of Gainesboro, passed away July 17 at his residence. Funeral services were held July 22 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jordan Bryant officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community.

He was born Feb. 3, 1956 in Jackson County. He worked in construction and was a member of the NRA.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Logan Rush and Minnie Mary Hunter Rush; and sisters, Patsy Whitaker and Judy Heady.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Maymie Hunter of Gainesboro; daughters, Jennifer (Shawn) West and Katrina Hendricks, both of Gainesboro; brothers, Frank (Judy) Eugene Stephens and Duane (Lori) Rush, both of Gainesboro; sisters, Jeweldean (Ron) Disanti and Jenny (Ben) Anderson, both of Gainesboro; and grandchildren, Destiny Hendricks, Trevor Hendricks, Emilie West and Landon Hendricks.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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