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Obituaries 10-5-21

Sandra Leigh “Sandy” Goolsby Garrison

Sandra Leigh “Sandy” Goolsby Garrison, 58, of the Cummins Mill community, passed away Sept. 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 4 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Dunn and Bro. Danny Lane officiating. Interment followed in the Dodson Branch Cemetery.

She was born March 16, 1963 in Jackson County. She was the water center office manager at Tennessee Tech University and a member of the Dodson Branch Freewill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Kenneth Goolsby and Georgia Faye Stafford Goolsby; and daughter, Kaitlyn Leigh Garrison.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Mike Garrison of the Cummins Mill community; daughters, Kelley Faye Garrison and Kendra Hicks, both of Cookeville; brother, Tony Goolsby of Cookeville; sister, Angie Roark of Lebanon; grandchild, Kaitlyn Grace Davenport of Cookeville; nephew, Michael Roark; uncle, Ray Heady; aunts, Vickey Apple, Linda Hix and Jimmie Stafford; and other relatives and friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Elliott Bentley

Raymond Elliott Bentley, affectionately known to many as Mr. B and to his family as Elliot, passed away Sept. 26. A Celebration of Life service was held Sept. 30 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Jimmy Anderson and Kelly Stockton leading the celebration of life. Pallbearers were John Cason, Brandon Chaffin, Kenneth Davis, Andy Graves, Terry Lawson and Kent Shepherd.

He was born July 18, 1935 in Cadiz, KY. A proud Boy Scout, Educator, Coach, Dad, and Pa a man of many names whose life impacted so many. As an educator he instilled the love of science too many a student in his time at Fox Middle School and Jackson County High School. He coached boys and girls basketball at Fox and Jackson County High, and girls softball where he worked with parents’ support and helped create the Girl’s Softball league in Jackson County. He was admired by his players and students and received awards for his mentorship and coaching. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesboro, TN where he sang in the choir and served God in one of many ways.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Bob Burnam and Mary Lou Bentley; brother, Daniel Ellis Bentley; and brother in law, J.D. Joines, all of KY.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Marcella Bybee Bentley; children, Kati Bentley, Laci (John) Flynt, Jennifer Bentley, Beth (Tim) Shelton and Mike Bentley; grandchildren, Cade and Brix Flynt, Albert and Helen Brown and Bentley Cunningham; sister, Nola Joines; and sister in laws, Mary Ellen Bentley and Nancy Bybee.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Terry Lynn Demetro

Terry Lynn Demetro, 49, passed away Sept. 26 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time.

He was born Oct. 9, 1971, in Pennsylvania. He worked as a mechanic and was a resident of Hendersonville.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Walter Demetro, Sr. and Ruth Ann Roman Demetro; and brother, Bernard Margotta Dumore.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Jennifer Dawn Demetro; daughter, Savannah Demetro of Cookeville; brothers, Walter (Pamela) Demetro, Jr. of Boise, Ohio and James Margotta of Newfoundland, PA; and grandchild, Addilynn Demetro,

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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