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Obituaries 2-8-22

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Bonnie Locke

Bonnie Locke, 63, passed away Feb. 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Matthew Scoggins officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery in Clay County.

She was born June 1, 1958 in Celina. She worked in housekeeping at Mabry Health and Rehab and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Benton Edward Tinsley and Mary Iris Dailey Tinsley; and sisters, Connie Locke and Sharon Stafford.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Josh (Brooke) Locke of Granville and Steven Locke of Memphis; brother, Jim Tinsley of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Colby Locke, Colton Locke, Talon Locke and Corbin Locke; sister in law, Penny Locke; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Shirley Allen

Shirley Allen, 60, of Gainesboro, passed away Feb. 3 at her daughter's residence in Cookeville. Graveside services were held Feb. 6 at Byers Cemetery in the Center Grove community with Bro. Johnny Fox officiating.

She was born March 29, 1961 in Jackson County. She was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by: father, Joe Willard Raines; and brothers, Steve, Jimmy and Billy Raines.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Tanya (Cory) Fox of Gainesboro and Abby Jo Allen (Larry Hopkins, Jr.) of Cookeville; sisters, Judy Phifer of Sparta and Jo Ann Spurlock of Baxter; her mother, Willine Raines of Gainesboro; and grandchildren, Jordyn Leann Allen, Logan Wayne Collins, Levi Cain Collins, Justice Kay Lynch, Rylee Dawn Fox and Lyza Brooke Fox.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Susan Kennedy

Susan Kennedy, 69, of the North Springs community, passed away Feb. 3 at her daughter's residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Monica Mowdy officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery.

She was born June 9, 1952 in Nashville. She was a bookkeeper and homemaker.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Malcolm Bowles and Betty Jo Bowles; daughter, Jennifer Jo Stafford; sisters, Nancy (Steve) Robinson and Patti (Steve) Underwood; and daughter in law, Miranda Kennedy.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Barry Richard Kennedy of the North Springs community; son, Trey (Brandi) Johnston of Pegram; step son, Ricky (Linda) Kennedy of the North Springs community; daughter, Melinda (Shane) Brown of Carthage; step daughter, Rhonda (Frankie) Kennedy of Rickman; sister, Linda (Mark) Rennie of Hendersonville; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Marilyn Dwyer

Marilyn Dwyer, 80, of Cookeville, passed away Feb. 1 at Mabry Health Care and Rehab. The family has chosen cremation, and requests that everyone celebrate her life in their own way.

She was born Sept. 22, 1941 in Alberta, Canada. She worked as an office clerk.

She was preceded in death by: parents; son, Michael Beasley; and brother, Larry Going.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Stephen Dwyer of Cookeville; daughter, Cyndi Manhardt of California.; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Marvin Martin

Marvin Martin, 68, passed away Jan. 29 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Sam Flatt Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 28, 1953 in Cookeville. He worked at Builder's Supply and served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Arvil C. Martin and Clennie Kiula Pippin West; sons, Marvin Martin, Jr., Jason Lee Martin and James Kendal Martin; brothers, Frank West, Billy Clyde West and Jimmy Dale Martin; and sister, Annette Anderson.

Surviving relatives include: brothers, Alton Edward West of Mich and Rellon Martin of Cookeville; sisters, Juanita Martin of Bloomington Springs, Lois Bilyeu of Baxter and Peggy Lewis of Cookeville; special friend, Julie Sims of Cookeville; and three grandchildren.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Delma G. Johnson

Delma G. Johnson age 93 of Clearwater Florida passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 30, 2022. Delma was born June 14, 1928 to Mattie and Losier Gwin and was raised in Gainesboro, Tennessee. She attended Stone Elementary School and graduated Jackson County high school in the class of 1945. She became the wife of Herbert Johnson in 1948. In 1959 they made their home in Clearwater Florida. Delma was dedicated to raising her family and enjoyed being a homemaker.

She served at Skycrest United Methodist Church where she had many roles over the years from Sunday school teacher to leading United Methodist women groups. Her service at the church brought her great joy. Through the church she became one of the first volunteers at the Clearwater food pantry. Her life was about devotion to family and service to others all accomplished with a great sense of determination and love for life.

In the later years Delma and Herbert enjoyed traveling for leisure and being grandparents and great grandparents.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Herbert Johnson, son David, son Mark, daughter Cindy Lockler (Dan), her grandchildren; Rachel, Michael, Stephen, Paul (Nina), great-grandchildren; Lillian, Evelyn, and Vivian.

A private service was held February 4 with interment at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life will be held at Skycrest Methodist Church at a later date.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sylvanabbey.com for the Johnson family under Delma G. Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Skycrest United Methodist Church, Clearwater, FL.

 

Rebecca Ellen Violet

Funeral services for Rebecca Ellen Violet, age 50 of Cookeville, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday February 6 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Bro. Ronnie Dunn will officiate. Interment followed at Dodson Branch Cemetery.

Her family received friends Saturday from 5 - 8 p.m. and again Sunday from 1 p.m. until service time.

Rebecca passed away suddenly Wednesday evening February 2, 2022 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born April 22, 1971 in Abingdon, Va. to Howard Green of Monterey and the late Dorothy Dixon Green.

Rebecca attended Dodson Branch Freewill Baptist Church. She was employed as an administrative assistant with College of Education at TTU. She was selfless and enjoyed taking care of others, especially her family.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, David Violet, whom she married January 28, 1995; sons, Gene (Kristy) Violet of Cookeville, Steven (Nikita) Violet of Lawrenceburg ; daughter, Brenda (Bradley) Reed of Florence, Ala.; sister, Amy (Brad) Swafford of Monterey; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mindi Sue Green.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses. Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (931)526-6111 Share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com.