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Obituaries 9/28/2021

Hobert Michael Freels

Hobert Michael Freels, 75, passed away Sept. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services and interment of cremated remains will be held Oct. 4 at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery with Bro. Mike Fox officiating.

He was born May 25, 1946 in Harriman. He was a nuclear engineer and a Veteran of the US Navy.

He was preceded in death by: parents, John Freels and Lottie Simpson Freels; brothers, Homer Jackson Freels, Harvey Simpson Freels, Jr. and JB Freels; and sisters, Charlotte Summers and Barbara Jean Trail.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Leisa Freels of Louisville, OH; and sister, Margaret Lynn Humphreys of Coalhill.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Michael Daren Hines

Michael Daren Hines, 54, passed away Sept. 18 at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage. Funeral services were held Sept. 21 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery in Overton County.

He was born Nov. 5, 1966. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: mother, Margaret Katherine Ellis Hines; paternal grandparents, Jack and Beatrice Hines; and maternal grandparents, George and Estele Ellis.

Surviving relatives include: father, James Hines of Whitleyville; brother, James Harold (Sheila) Hines of Whitleyville; step mother, Reba Hines of Whitleyville; great niece, Zelda Hines of Whitleyville; and other relatives and many friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Claude R. Bowman

Claude R. Bowman, 77, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 18 at his residence. Private graveside services and interment will be held at a later date in the Cookeville City Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 20, 1943 in Jackson County. He was retired from Fixture World.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Jim Joe Bowman and Bessie Huff Bowman; step son, Gregory Goolsby; brother, Tom Joe Bowman; and sister, Betty Jane Rogers.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Bettye Chaffin Bowman of Cookeville; daughters, Connie Bowman (Glynn) Warden and Shelia Bowman (Jeff) Collins, both of Gainesboro; step children, Tammy Goolsby and Michael (Julie) Goolsby, both of Cookeville; grandchildren, Kasey (Joe) Grounds, Kayla (Chris) Cantrell, Caroline (Dalton) Fish and Claudia Warden, all of Gainesboro; step grandchildren, Sawyer Hudson, Gracie Hudson and Anna Hudson, all of Livingston, Mary Michael Goolsby, Lindsey Grace Goolsby and Griffin Goolsby, all of Cookeville; and great grandchildren, Kennedy Belle Quinn, Delia Roe Cantrell, Easton Hammons and future Baby Boy Cantrell.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Benjamin Alan Leonard

Benjamin Alan Leonard, 50, of the Gladdice community, passed away Sept. 19 at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 23 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Edward Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Witcher Family Cemetery in the Gladdice community.

He was born Oct. 17, 1970 in Jackson County. He worked as a casting team leader at Bonnell Company, was a Christian and a member of the Richmond Chapel Church of Christ. He was an avid outdoorman, traveler and marathon runner. He spent his lifetime living and working on the family farm, The Sutton Hollow Century Farm.

He was preceded in death by: father, Ronald Raymond Leonard, Sr.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Karen Michelle Scott Leonard of the Gladdice community; daughters, Anna Brooke Leonard and Natalie Diane Leonard, both of the Gladdice community; brothers, Ronnie Leonard, Jr. and Eric (Lesa) Leonard, all of the Gladdice community, and Daniel (Dianne) Leonard of Brush Creek; sister, Melissa Leonard of Pleasant Shade; mother, Alice Fay Leonard of the Gladdice community; sister in law, Sherry (Walter) Arms of Carthage; nephews and nieces, Ronnie Leonard III, Matthew Leonard, Nicole Gunter, Ethan Leonard, Blake Leonard, Jada Arms, Garrison Leonard, John William Leonard and Allie Leonard; and great nephew, John A. Gunter.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Peggy Sue Cook Schopieray

Peggy Sue Cook Schopieray, 55, of Cookeville, passed away Sept. 22 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown community.

She was born March 1, 1966 in Jackson County.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Edward Draper Cook and Bonnie Helen Bull Cook Burton; and maternal grandparents, Arthur and Nell Bull.

Surviving relatives include: fur babies, Asa, Toots, Harmony-Sky, Pipier Lynn and a cat named Tiger; brothers, James Cook of Cookeville and Tim Burton of Baxter; sister, Janet Hamby of Cookeville; father, Charlie (Virginia) Burton of Cookeville; many nieces and nephews; great niece, Raleigh; great nephew, Avenn; and special friends, Miche Corner and Sharon Raines.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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