Area Obituaries

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,…

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Obituaries 7/20/21

Thelma McBride Thelma Dennis McBride, 80, of Gainesboro, passed away July 9 at her residence. Funeral services were held July 12 in the chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Matthew Scoggins officiating the service. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mark Dennis, Kevin…

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Obituaries 7-13-21

Faith Dooley Fanning Faith Dooley Fanning, 68, of Cookeville, passed away July 1 at Select Specialty Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held July 6 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Pastor Seth Price officiating. The family has chosen cremation. She was born Jan. 8, 1953 in Springfield, Ohio. She was a retired health…

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Obituaries 6/29/21

Mary Katherine Rector Mary Katherine Rector, 77, of Cookeville, passed away June 18 at her residence. Funeral services were held June 21 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. She was born July 30, 1943 in Cookeville. She was a former employee of Acme Boot Company and retired as an administrative assistant with the State of…

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Obituaries 6/22/21

Ricky E. Strong Ricky E. Strong, 60, of the Center Grove Community, passed away June 15 at Signature Health Care in Algood. Funeral services were held June 19 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Matthew Scoggins officiating. Interment followed in the Grover Rich Cemetery in Clay County. He was…

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Obituaries 6/15/21

Ann Keen Ann Keen, 84, of Gainesboro, passed away June 8 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held June 12 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ray Notgrass officiating. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville Community. She was born July 23, 1936 in Gainesboro. She was retired from…

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Obituaries 6/1/21

Bethel D. Pippin Bethel D. Pippin, 93, passed away May 21 at Signature Health Care Center. Funeral services were held May 24 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Young Cemetery in the Center Grove community. He was born Feb. 21, 1928 in Jackson…

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Obituaries 5/25/21

Marilyn Ann Smith Marilyn Ann Smith, 80, formerly of the Dodson Branch Community in Cookeville, passed away May 13. Funeral services were held May 21 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with family members officiating. Interment followed in the Dodson Branch Cemetery. She was born Dec. 10, 1940 in Elmira, N.Y. She worked for the…

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Obituaries 5/18/21

Glenn Stage Glenn Stage, 79, of Bloomington Springs, passed away May 12 at his residence. Funeral services were held May 15 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Fabron Nicholson officiating. Interment followed in the Sam Flatt Cemetery on Shepardsville Hwy. He was born May 10, 1942 in Cortland, N.Y. He worked in construction…

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Obituaries 5/11/21

Teresa Joann Henry Teresa Joann Henry, 50, of Gainesboro, passed away May 1 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held May 8 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Ricky Hagan officiating. The family has chosen cremation. She was born July 10, 1970 in Gainesboro. She was an automotive factory worker and a…

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