Area Obituaries

Obits 7/10/18

Anthony Neal “Tony” Bates Anthony Neal “Tony” Bates age 58 a native of Smithville and a longtime resident of Gainesboro, passed away Saturday morning, June 30, 2018 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer Lee and Juanita Johnson Bates; son, Matthew Bates; 3 sisters, Wanda Kay Pack, Sheron…

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Obit 7/3/18

Stewart Minder Retired Sgt. First Class Stewart Minder, 90 of Pleasant Shade, passed away on June 22 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service with full military honors will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, Mich. at a later date. Upper-Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of…

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Obits 6/26/18

David Michael Reecer Factory Worker David Michael Reecer, 35, of Lavergne, passed away on June 13 at his residence. Funeral services were held on June 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan H. Judd officiating. Interment followed in the Hendersonville Memory Gardens in Hendersonville. He was born Feb. 9, 1983 in Gallatin. He…

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Obits 6/19/18

Ozetta Lee Hogg Ozetta Lee Hogg, 83, passed away on June 8 at her residence. Funeral services were held on June 11 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Joe Roberts officiating. Interment followed in the Lynn Cemetery in the Burristown Community. She was born July 7, 1934 in Jackson County. She was a garment…

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Obits 6/12/18

Troy Scurlock Troy Scurlock, 77, of Carthage passed away on May 28 at the Concordia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage. No services were held as the family chose cremation. Sanderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born on June 22, 1940. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he…

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Obits 6/5/18

Betty Mae “Mema” Vanhooser Betty Mae “Mema” Vanhooser, 74, of Biloxi, MS passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Biloxi. Mrs. Vanhooser was born November 1, 1943 in Gainesboro, TN to Ralph and Jo Helen Bowman. She was a 1962 graduate of Jackson County Central High School and retired from the U.S. Civil Service Keesler…

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Obits 5/29/18

Mack Holliman William Mack Holliman, 87, passed away at his residence in Macon County. Funeral services were held from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Larry Cole and Charles Reece officiated the service. Interment followed in the Holliman Family Cemetery in the Billy Hollow. He was born Oct. 21, 1930 in Billy Hollow.…

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Obits 5/22/18

Billy Wade Retired Military Billy Wade of Nashville, Tenn. passed away on May 13, 2018 at the age of 89. Sgt. Wade was retired from the US Army after twenty-eight years of service. He served Honorable in WWII, the Korean Conflict and he serviced 16 months in the Korean War 1950-1951, serviced two tours in…

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Obits 5/15/18

Christine Jones Garment Worker Christine Jones, 90, passed away on May 8 at NHC Health Care of Cookeville. Funeral services were held on May 10 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Edward L. Anderson and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community. She was born…

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Obits 5/8/18

Ward Kemp Store Owner Ward Kemp, 87, of Whitleyville, passed away on May 1 at Unity Medical Center in Manchester. Funeral services were held on May 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral home with Bro Mason Hensley officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community. He was born Dec. 4,…

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