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Obituaries 9/14/21

Fred B.

Walker

Fred B. Walker, 78, of Gainesboro, passed away Sept. 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service was held Sept. 12 at the Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Bro. Jackie Wheeler officiating.

He was born Aug. 27, 1943 in Allentown, PA. He worked at Nielsen and was a member of the Curry’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by: parents, William B. Walker and Mary Walker; brother, William Walker; and sister, Delores Lindstrom.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Betty Walker of Gainesboro; sons, Dale Berta, Daniel Berta, Drew Berta, Dennis Berta and Michael Walker; sister, FayLynn Trachtman; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ed Hensley

Ed Hensley, 69, of Gainesboro, passed away Sept. 2 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on Oct. 30 at his residence at 227 Hix Hollow Rd, Gainesboro beginning at 2 p.m.

He was born Oct. 31, 1951 in Jackson County. He was a logger.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Cordell Hensley and Roxie Richardson Hensley; son, Eddie Leeroy Hensley Jr.; brother, Wade Hensley; and sisters, Sybil Stafford and Virginia Hines.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Amanda Lucy (Greg Brown) Hensley of Whitleyville and Heather Hensley of Westmoreland; sister, Maggie West of Gainesboro; five grandchildren; nephew, Wayne West of Gainesboro; five great nephews; and two great nieces.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Joe Reeves Loftis

Joe Reeves Loftis, 85, of Gainesboro, passed away Sept. 3 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 11 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Byers Cemetery.

He was born March 21, 1936 in Jackson County. He was a retired factory worker and a member of the McCoinsville Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: parents, John P. Loftis and America Ramsey Loftis; wife, Cora Haney Loftis; three sons; four brothers; and two sisters.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Donna Keith Loftis of Gainesboro; sons, Timmy Loftis of Carthage and Stephen Loftis of Cookeville; daughters, Patsy Parks of Cookeville, Penny Savolto of Florida and Kathy Grover of Alabama; 12 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Edis J. Head

Edis J. Head, 88, of Gainesboro, passed away Sept. 4 at NHC Healthcare. Funeral services were held Sept. 6 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 25, 1932 in Jackson County. He was a retired employee of the Town of Gainesboro, a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Quarles Head and Me Spivey Head; wife, Bonnie Smallwood Head; brothers, Curtis and Dwane Head; and sisters, Ruby Trisdale and Louise Spivey.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Delma (Edwin) Hopkins of Gainesboro and Cathy Flatt of Cookeville; brothers, Joe (Beatrice) Head and Willard Head, both of Gainesboro; sister, Judy (Joe) McDowell of Granville; sisters in law, Frances Head and Faye Head, both of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Jason Flatt, Lyndsey Flatt, Ryan Hopkins and Chanse (Kaylia) Hopkins; great grandchild, Kambree Hopkins; and other relatives and many friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Eddie Royce Dyer

Eddie Royce Dyer, 70, of Bloomington Springs, passed away Sept. 4 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 8 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Byers Cemetery.

He was born July 26, 1951 in Detroit, MI. He worked as an auto mechanic.

He was preceded in death by: parents, JD Dyer and Myrtle Haney Dyer; and brothers, Doug Dyer and Russell Dyer.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Austin Dyer of Gainesboro and Eddie Lee Dyer of Cookeville; daughter, Lisa Johnson of Manchester; brother, Jim Dyer of Cookeville; sisters, Shirley Mee of Bloomington Springs and Gayle Hogue of Spencer; three grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

William Louis Ringo

William Louis Ringo, 85, of Dodson Branch, passed away Sept. 8 at his residence. Funeral services were held Sept. 12 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Young Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 1, 1936 in Illinois. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Warren County Tractor Association.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Joseph Ringo and Eunice Lyons Ringo; sons, Shannon Ringo, Joe Ringo and Bobby Ringo; daughters, Shelia Guidara and Tammy Ringo; sisters, Barbara Hedgepath and Ruth Chapman; and brother, Kenny Ringo.

Surviving relatives include: son, Billy Ringo, Jr of Illinois; daughter, Lisa Ann Dillon of Sparta; grandchildren, Jessica Lynn, Ashland Stonemetz and Gweneth Cook; nine other grandchildren also survive; and other relatives and many friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Philip Gene Krewer

Philip Gene Krewer, 65, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Sept. 5 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time.

He was born Feb. 19, 1956 in Billings, Mont. He was an ortho doctor and served in the US Marine from Aug. 19, 1974 until Dec. 19, 1979.

He was preceded in death by: parents.

Surviving relatives include: significant other, Margie Murphy of Gainesboro; son, Philip Gene Krewer, Jr.; daughter, Jordis McEwen of Hawaii; brother, Harry Krewer, of FL; sisters, Lora and Sharon; three grandchildren; and other family member, Essence Murphy of Gainesboro.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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