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Obituaries 10/26/2021

Albert Joseph Richard

Albert Joseph Richard, 85, of Cookeville, passed away Oct. 5 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time.

He was born June 14, 1936 in Rumford, Maine. He worked as a welder and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Bliss Richard and Amanda Cormier Richard Kidder; wife, Hidlagard Richard; and four brothers.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Frank Richard and Leonard Richard, both of Connecticut; daughters, Evelyn Guaetta of Michigan and Marie Neeley of Granville; brother, Gilbert Richard of New Jersey; sisters, Teresa Thomas of Maine and Leah Dobi of Connecticut; seven grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Betty Jo Curtis Hall

Betty Jo Curtis Hall, 66, of Bloomington Springs, passed away Oct. 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation, with memorial services at a later date at the Wilhite Church in Cookeville.

She was born May 4, 1955 in Livingston. She worked at the Russell Stover Candy Factory.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Paskell and Roberta Gore Curtis; grandchild, Brittany Self; and sister, Betty Marie Curtis.

Surviving relatives include: husband, John Hall of Bloomington Springs; daughters, Michelle Davis of Cookeville, Angelia Amy Gentry of Granville and Shelia Marie Hall of Cookeville; sisters,Virginia Poston of Algood, Frances Price of Algood and Marcella Hawkins of Baxter, TN; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Joel Gaw

Dr. Joel Gaw, 36, of Cookeville, passed away Oct. 9. Funeral services were held Oct. 13 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Zion Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 26, 1984 in Cookeville. He practiced dentistry at Gaw Family Dentistry (Gainesboro and Cookeville) and Cookeville Regional Dental Associates. He was a member of the Zion Church of Christ and served on several mission trips abroad.

He was preceded in death by: paternal grandparents, Jack and Nancy Gaw; and maternal grandparents, David and Peggy Breshears.

Surviving relatives include: parents, Dr. Ted and Janice Gaw of Gainesboro; brothers, Eric (Lacey) Gaw of Lawrenceburg, KY and Dr. Brad (Sarah) Gaw of Whitleyville; nieces, Savannah, Raina and Caroline Gaw; nephew, Regan Gaw; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Louise Hamilton

Louise Hamilton, 72, of Cookeville, passed away Oct. 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time.

She was born March 31, 1949 in Quebec, Canada. She was retired from production work at Apcom.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Emilien Demers and Juliette Demers; husband, Stanley Hamilton; and brother, Jacques Demers.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Emilie Yates of Gainesboro; sister, Lise Demers of Quebec, Canada; grandchildren, Marco Jose, Reese Jones, Skylar Jones, Mia Hollars and Joey Jones; and nephews, Stephan Bedard and Carl Bedard, both of Quebec, Canada.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Roger Keith Maynard

Roger Keith Maynard, 53, of Gainesboro, passed away Oct. 17 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 19 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Dr. Jim McAfee officiating. Interment followed in the West Cemetery in Putnam County.

He was born June 17, 1968 in Avery County, NC. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by: father, Richard D. Maynard.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Darla Maynard of Gainesboro; sons, Eli Maynard of Gainesboro, Dustin Maynard and Josh Maynard both of North Carolina; brothers, Rick and Scott Maynard both of Cookeville; sisters, Connie Maynard and Sandy Litton both of Cookeville; mother, Frances Maynard of Cookeville and one grandchild.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Thomas Sublett

Robert Thomas Sublett, 69, passed away Oct. 17 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Family has chosen cremation and no services are scheduled at this time.

He was born Nov. 18, 1951 in Morgantown, KY. He was a retired factory worker.

He was preceded in death by: father, Ralph Sublett.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Richard Sublett of Cookeville and Robert Sublett of Gainesboro; daughter, Sara Diane Sublett of Cookeville; companion, Donna Mayberry of Cookeville; mother, Lizzie Freeman Hope Sublett of Morgantown, KY; sisters, Leona Clark and Linda Faye Burden both of Morgantown, KY; grandchildren: Joshua, Robert, Joseph, Caitlin, Brandon, Gabrielle, Rylan and Skylee; great grandchildren, Ava and Aiden.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bernese Carter

Bernese Carter, 89, of Baxter, passed away Oct. 21 in Gainesboro. Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Webb and Bro. Don Billingsley officiating. Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville.

She was born Sept. 20, 1932 in Bloomington Springs. She was a housewife and also worked at the Granville Post Office. She was a cook at Granville Elementary School and the dietary supervisor at NHC Healthcare. She was a member of the Double Springs Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, James Washington Billingsley and Clevia Lousia Flatt Billingsley; husband, Harold Carter; brothers, Leo, Roscoe, J.T., Austin and Ernest Billingsley; sisters, Ruby Goolsby and Velma Flatt; son in law, Richie Meadows; and step grandson, Jeb Kinnaird.

Surviving relatives include: son, Max (Carol) Carter of Cookeville; daughter, Debbie (Ronnie) Kinnaird of Gainesboro; sisters, Juanita (Denzel) Gross of Sterling Heights, MI and Della Thompson of Clinton Township, MI; granddaughter, Misty Dawn Stewart; six step grandchildren; great grandchildren, Brooklyn (James) Gibson, Courtney (Kalleb) Scott, Jordan Rodgers, Nolan Meadows and Dakota Rodgers; 13 step great grandchildren; and great, great grandchildren, Raylan Gibson, Karson Lykins and Cooper Lykins.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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