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Obituaries 2-15-22

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Eddie Brewer

Eddie Brewer, 35, of Chandler, Ariz., passed away Feb. 4. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. The family has chosen cremation.

He was born Aug. 4, 1986 in Goshen, N.Y. He worked in over the road heavy haul transport. He was a former member of the Jackson County Rescue Squad and Jackson County Central Fire Dept.

He was preceded in death by: maternal grandmother, Carolyn Szulwach; and paternal grandmother, Patricia Brewer.

Surviving relatives include: father, Edward (Shirley) Brewer Jr. of Port Jervis, N.Y.; mother, Susan (Thomas) Perrotta of Goodlettsville; brother, Joe Brewer of Lebanon; sisters, Nicole Bishop of Hiram, Ga. And Kristine Brewer of Gainesboro; grandfather, Edward Frances Brewer Sr. of N.Y.; aunts, Patricia Vesely of N.Y and Stacey Lutzyk of Tenn.; uncles, Walter Szulwach of N.Y. And Brian Szulwach of Pa.; other relatives and many friends; and pet dog, Nugget.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Johnny Lee Smith

Johnny Lee Smith, 52, passed away Feb. 5 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Lakelan Barham officiating. Interment followed in the John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 26, 1969 in Dayton, Ohio. He was a heavy equipment mechanic for Jones Brothers Construction.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Gary Lee Smith and Judy Susette Smith of Whitleyville; sister, Jill Buck of Gainesboro; uncles, Jack (Brenda) Carwile and Jerry Carwile both of Gainesboro; niece, Katie and Derrick Dixon of Gainesboro; nephews, Cody and Alicia Buck and Kyle Buck, all of Gainesboro; great nephews, Bennett Dixon and Wyatt Buck; a host of cousins and friends; and his work family at Jones Brothers Construction.

Honorary Pallbearers were Jones Brothers construction employees.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Terry Tate

Terry Tate, 66, of Gainesboro, passed away Feb. 6 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 10 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Dobbins officiating. The family has chosen cremation.

He was born April 24, 1955 in Morris, Ill. He was a retired welder and a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Joseph Benjamin (JB) Tate and Bonnie Jackson Tate; and father in law, Robert West.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Elaine Tate of Gainesboro; son, Terry Adam (Heather) Tate of Culleoka; daughter, Heather Nicole (Sharolyn Blake) Tate of Gainesboro; brother, Ronald (Lisa) Tate of Springfield; sister, Linda (Jeff) Dobbins of Nashville; mother in law, Juanita Coffee West of Gainesboro; granddaughters, Rosemarie and Isabella Tate, both of Culleoka; grandson, Sebastian Tate of Culleoka; and nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Douglas Alan Kibbe

Douglas Alan Kibbe, 58, of Gainesboro, passed away Feb. 7 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation with a celebration of life to be held at a later date.

He was born June 20, 1963 in Tampa, Fla. He was a retired district manager of Houchins Food Group. He was a past deacon of the River Church, an NRA member, a NASCAR fan, an avid hunter and fisherman.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Robin Renee Brock Kibbe of Gainesboro; son, Joshua (Lindsey) Wondoloski of Knoxville; daughters, Erika (Ryan) Thornton of Cookeville and Jessica Brown of Smithville; brothers and sisters; father, Bill Kibbe and spouse of Fla.; mother, Sandi (Cherokee) Smith of Murphy, N.C.; mother in law, Bonnie Flint of Gainesboro; father in law, Jack (Wanda) Brock of Lynn, Ala.; grandchildren, Miley, Grayson, Logan, Elliana, Kooper, Aliyah and Morgan; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Harry E. Barve

Harry E. Barve, 75, of Hilham, passed away Feb. 7 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time.

He was born Nov. 3, 1946 in Battle Creek, Mich. He was a factory worker.

He was preceded in death by: parents, David and Agnes Barve; wife, Jackie Barve; and brothers and sisters.

Surviving relatives include: son, Russell Barve of Livingston; daughters, Sarah Murphy of Cookeville and Shelly Shaap of Battle Creek, Mich.; sister, Nina; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Cathy Hopkins

Cathy Hopkins, 72, of Gainesboro, passed away Feb. 9 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 11 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson. Interment followed in the Pharris Cemetery.

She was born June 14, 1949 in Jackson County. She was a CNA.

She was preceded in death by: father, Clay Hopkins; and brother, Oliver Clay Hopkins, Jr.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Oliver (Christy) Lynch of Gainesboro, Randall (Kisa) Biggs of Rickman and Dustin (Melina) Biggs of Cookeville; mother, Jewel Hopkins of Gainesboro; special friend, Mounce Jackson of Cookeville; grandchildren, Miley Hix, Adalynn Biggs, Kyndall Cox, Harper Biggs, Alesha Fisk and Austin Cody; and other relatives and friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

George Ramsey Jr.

George Ramsey Jr., 60 of Cookeville, passed away Feb. 9 at NHC Healthcare Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 in the Chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Lakelan Barham officiating. Interment followed in the New Hope Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 11, 1961 in Chicago, Ill. He was a member of the New Hope Community Church and a roofer.

He was preceded in death by: parents, George Floyd Ramsey Sr. and Virgie Marie Lee Ramsey; and sister, Eva K. Ramsey Osborne.

Surviving relatives include: niece, Pamela (Michael) Wasill of Gainesboro; nephew, Johnny Loftis; sisters, Carolyn Caruthers of Cookeville and Donna Ramsey of Fla.; and other relatives and friends.'

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Donald Ray Cline

Donald Ray Cline, 73, of Gainesboro, passed away Feb. 10 at his residence. The family has chosen cremation, with no services at this time.

He was born Oct. 25, 1948 in Mohawk, W. Va. He worked as a coal miner.

He was preceded in death by: parents, James Cline and Audrey Hunt Cline; brothers, John Cline and Jeffrey Cline; and sister, Addie Sue Cline.

Surviving relatives include: son, Donnie Cline of Gainesboro; daughters, Kriste Anderson of Gainesboro; brothers, Eddie Cline, David Cline and Harrison Cline, all of W. Va.; sisters, Mary Lewis and Dawn Allen, both of W. Va.; grandchildren, Dwayne Anderson, Jonathan Anderson, Dalton Cline and Dillon Cline; and five great grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Bruce Huffines

Mr. Bruce Huffines, age 88, of the Smith Bend Community was found deceased of an apparent heart attack at his Smith Bend Lane home. He was pronounced deceased at 12:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon January 5, 2022 from an apparent heart attack by Jackson County Ambulance Service paramedics.

Mr. Huffines was transported by ambulance to the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where his funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon February 8 at 3 p.m. His cousin, Danny Huffines officiated at the services and burial followed in the Witcher Cemetery in the Bagdad Community.

Mr. Huffines was born Bruce Dycus Huffines on August 18, 1933 in the Bagdad Community and was the eighth of nine children born to the late Chester Spragg Huffines who died July 17, 1991 at the age of 97 and Ora Zelma Dycus Huffines who died October 12, 1983 at the age of 88.

The seven siblings preceding him in death were James Howard Huffines who died at the age of 50 on July 4, 1968, Jo Helen Huffines Amato who died at the age of 58 on August 16, 1984, Virginia Huffines Brown who died at the age of 84 on November 14, 1998, Mary Nell Huffines Borum who died at the age of 82 on November 22, 2003, Anna Layne Huffines Smith Clark who died March 2, 2004 at the age of 87, Charles Ford Huffines who died at the age of 82 on January 5, 2011, Ruth Haggard Huffines Bellar who died at the age of 96 on June 19, 2020.

Ruth and her husband Frank Bellar were longtime owners of the Lad & Dad Men’s Clothing Store in Donelson.

Having never married, Mr. Huffines was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed tending his cattle on his two farms.

He faithfully attended the Bagdad Church of Christ.

He was a 1949 graduate of the Jackson County Central High School, graduating at the age of 16.

Mr. Huffines is survived by his last surviving sibling, a sister, Katherine Huffines Ashworth of Hendersonville; and he had nineteen nieces and nephews, of which seventeen are surviving.

Sanderson of Kempville was in charge of arrangements.

 

Wesley Lewis Gambrell

Wesley Lewis Gambrell, 75, of Gainesboro, passed away Jan. 31 at the Mabrey Healthcare and Rehab. Graveside memorial services will be held Feb. 16 at Palmer Cemetery with Bro. Ronald Strong officiating with Military Honors.

He was born Dec. 14, 1946 in Putnam County. He worked at a Nursery, drove a truck and was a maintenance man at a factory. He served two tours of duty in the Army where he earned three medals, National Defense, Vietnam Campaign and Vietnam Service Medial.

He was preceded in death by: parents, William and Elzo Maxwell Gambrell; brothers, Charles Hebert, Douglas O'Neal, Samuel Derwood and Joseph Carroll Gambrell; and sisters, Ima Jean Clouse, Elizabeth Ray, Linda Joy Burgess and Wanda Charlene Gambrell.

Surviving relatives include: son, William Allen Taylor; daughter, Karen Faye Sturgeon; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters, O'Geal Sparks, Mural Burgess (Gerald McFarland), Thelma Hickey, Cathy Thomas and Judy Fields; very special friends and caregivers, Jeff and Debra Inscoe; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Whitson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Melisha Marie Rose Maynord

Melisha Marie Rose Maynord, 30, of Gainesboro, passed away Feb. 10 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Smyrna Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 12, 1991 in Danville, Ky. She graduated from Jackson County High School in 2010 then graduated from Fortis Institute in Cookeville in 2015 as a medical assistant.

She was preceded in death by: grandparents, Lois Nicholson of Cookeville and Ken and Ruby Haney of Gainesboro.

Surviving relatives include: parents, Foye John Nicholson and Candice Newport; daughter, Nevaeh Maynord; brothers, Coye Nicholson and Cole Nicholson; nieces, Emma Lynn Nicholson and Ariel Nicholson; step mother, Annmarie Howe; step brothers and step sister, Marcus Stewart, Shalae Stewart and Dillan Stewart; step nieces and step nephews, Savannah, Arianna Dontay, Skylar, Gaige, Maizy and Izaya; and many other family members and friends.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.