Citizen-Statesman 1/17/12

Bennie Ruth Russell Bean

Retired

Bennie Ruth Russell Bean, 94, of Red Boiling Springs passed away Jan. 5 at Celina Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held Jan. 7 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Whitley Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: her family.

Bennie Ruth Russell Bean was born Jan. 23, 1917 in Macon County. She was a former cafeteria worker at the Red Boiling Springs School with 15 years of service and a member of the Red Boiling Springs Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Bennett and Laura Polka Bell Russell; husband, Thomas Garland Bean; step daughter, Garlene Ann Taylor; and step son, Billy Hugh Bean.

Surviving relatives include: daughter, Ardith and husband Raymond Ingram of Nashville; step daughter, Peggy Sue and husband Robert Maupin of Carthage; step son, Jimmy Neal Bean of Nashville; two grandchildren; 14 step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Dora Denton

Dora Denton, 94, of Moss passed away at Jan. 8 Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 10 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home in Celina with her grandsons and Bro. Roy Henson officiating. Interment followed in the Denton-Eads Cemetery.

Dora Denton was born Nov. 29, 1917 in Clay County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Esco and Ethel Turner Hestand; husband, Theron “Preacher” Denton; son, Jerry Denton; infant daughter, Nanella Denton; brothers, Clyde, Buddie, Guy, Herman and Creed Hestand; and sisters, Lattie Crowder, Ida Cherry, Alice Simms and Myrtie Henson.

Surviving relatives include: son, Clyde Tommy and wife Coretta Denton; daughters, Sue and husband Carol Savage, Anna and husband Glen Jackson and Janie and husband Charles Askew; daughter in law, Ruth Denton; grandchildren, Michael Denton, Brian Denton, Christopher Savage, Nicole Savage Nichols, Glenn Jackson II, April Jackson Parsons, Scarlett Denton Halsell, Latisha Denton, John Denton, Karen Askew Berkheimer and Stephanie Askew Holcomb; 19 great grandchildren.

Fannie Alene Page

Fannie Alene Page passed away Jan. 4. Funeral services were held Jan. 8 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Andre Massengile officiating. Interment followed in the Free Hill Cemetery.

Fannie Alene Page born Jan. 5, 1924. She was a member of the Free Hill Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Zular Page; and a grandson, Lawrence Page, Jr.

Surviving relatives include: son, Marvin and wife Margie of Cookeville; daughters, Vivian Page of Celina and Vertie Davis of Nashville; grandchildren, Michelle Page of Celina, LaTonda Page of Louisville, KY., Gary and wife Consuela Davis of Nashville, James Rutledge of Nashville and Nicole Davis of Huston, TX.; great grandchildren, Jaden and Gary Davis, Jr. and Darius McCord of Nashville; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Ruth Ann Rush

Homemaker

Ruth Ann Rush, 51, of Hermitage Springs passed away Jan. 6 at Baptist Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 8 from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Bill Threet officiating. Interment followed in the Browning Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Danny Shaw, Danny Gentry, Bradley Shoulders, Michael Ritter, Stevie Pitcock, Anthony Burton and Randall.

Ruth Ann Rush was born Oct. 18, 1960 in Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Vernon Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Buford Sidney and Ina Ruth Reagan Ritter; husband, Truman Rush; sisters, Joy May Pascal and Linda Faye Ritter; and nephews, Dustin Bubba Shaw and Robert Eugene Jenkins.

Surviving relatives include: sisters, Betty Lee Ritter of Murfreesboro and Rebecca Lynn Shaw of Hermitage Springs; nieces, Amanda Ritter of Murfreesboro and Ammie Shoulders of Red Boiling Springs; great nieces, Alexis Reece, Addison Shoulders and Avarie Shoulders.

Joe M. Smith

City Employee

Joe M. Smith, 81, of Celina passed away Jan. 6 at Cumberland River Hospital. Graveside services were held Jan. 8 from the McDonald Cemetery with Bro. Robin Meadows officiating. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Joe M. Smith was born April 7, 1930 in Celina. He was a city employee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Potter and Mirtie Smith.

Surviving relatives include: daughters, Sonya Scott and Melisha Smith; and granddaughter, Tonya Jo Scott all of Celina.

Lucy Sherrell

Homemaker

Lucy Sherrell, 100, of Pea Ridge passed away Jan. 5 at her residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 8 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Ken Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery.

Lucy Sherrell was born March 23, 1911 in Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Rock Springs Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Arthie Riley Scott; husband, Clifford Cordell Sherrell; son, Eddie Ray Sherrell; daughter-in-law, Annie Thompson Sherrell; and grandson, David Sherrell.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Harlon and wife Marcella Sherrell, Elbert Sherrell, Edward and wife Wilma Sherrell and Don and wife Mary Etta Sherrell of Celina; daughter-in-law, Betty Sue Key Sherrell; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.

Nellie Ray Trobaugh

Homemaker

Nellie Ray Troubaugh, 76, of Union Hill passed away Jan. 9 at Celina Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: James Trobaugh, David Trobaugh, Michael Trobaugh, Harlin Trobaugh, Kenny Staggs and David Wilkerson.

Nellie Ray Trobaugh was born June 21, 1935 in Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Hill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Herman Red and Anna Bessie Key Boone; sister, Winell Boone; and grandchildren, Jeremy Ferguson and Kelsie Trobaugh.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Clarence Trobaugh; sons, James and wife Connie Trobaugh of Moss, David Trobaugh of White House, Michael and wife Carolyn Trobaugh and Harlin and wife Wilma Trobaugh all of Celina; daughters, Connie and husband Kenny Staggs of Livingston and Linda and husband David Wilkerson of Celina; brother, Herman Frankie Boone of Union Hill; sister, Anna Roark of Celina; grandchildren, Amy and husband Chris McLerran, Kelli and husband Michael Carr, Savannah Wilkerson, Dustin and wife Jordan Trobaugh, Kayelani and husband Brian Pennington, Montana Trobaugh, Ashton Trobaugh, Zack Trobaugh, Jeb and wife Tarin Coe, Kent Trobaugh, Ashley and wife Cori White, Teia Trobaugh, Matthew and wife Lacy Trobaugh, Tiffany and husband Matt Geter and Jessica Hatcher; great grandchildren, Makayla, Sydney and Caleb McLerran, Avah, Emmy and Will Carr, Jettie Mabry, Avery Trobaugh, John-Michael Trobaugh, Haylei and Neveah Pennington, Jesse Coe, Kenley and Kale Trobaugh, Jaxen White, Justus and Magnus Trobaugh; Alexys and Jon Robert Geter, Tequila Hatcher and Kessler Reece.

Beverly Hoss Wilkerson

Retired

Beverly Hoss Wilkerson, 84, of Beech Grove, IN passed away Dec. 18. Funeral services were held Dec. 22 from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Wilkerson Cemetery.

Pallbearers included: Ed Baxter, Jay Krauth, Brian Roska, Cedric Wilkerson, Freddie Price and Don Baxter.

Beverly Hoss Wilkerson was born May 10, 1927 in Clay County. He was retired as a crane operator from General Motors, a member of Masonic Lodge #669, Local 23 UAW and South Keystone Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gallous and Ada Wilkerson; daughter, Marcella Chipman; son, Fredrick Wilkerson; sisters, Exie Osgathorpe, Elba Hastings and  Maryette McCormick; and brothers, Ermel and Fosh Wilkerson; and grandson, Michael Holifield.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Aline Wilkerson; sons, Elbert and Cedric and wife Sandy Wilkerson; brother, Earl and wife Jean Wilkerson; seven grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Corene Smith and Dean Price.

James Andrew Stacey

Farmer

James Andrew Stacey, 67, of Holland, KY. and formerly of Gainesboro passed away Jan. 11 at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 14 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Elder Jeff Likens officiating. Interment followed in the Stacey Cemetery in Gainesboro.

Pallbearers included: Agapito Zapata, Jaime Zapata, Justin Stacey, Joseph Tackett, Patrick Ray, James Boles, David Stacey and Chris Stacey.

James Andrew Stacey was born May 26, 1944 in Jackson County. He was a farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James H. and Sally Seibers Stacey; and sisters, Erlene Biggs and Rose Rice.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Stella Allen Stacey; daughters, Amanda and husband Agapito Zapata and Jennifer and husband Jamie Zapata all of Denver, CO, Wanda Stacey and Teresa and husband Alvaro Monroy all of Red Boiling Springs; sons, Jeff and wife Tammy Stacey and Mark and wife Kristy Stacey all of Red Boiling Springs; sisters, Jewell Brummett of Lafayette, Darlene and husband Jack Roddy of Hartsville, Gladys Conroy of Lafayette and Catherine Williams of Nashville; brothers, Donnie and wife Sherry Stacey of Lafayette, David and wife Shirley Stacey of Hartsville and Ed Seibers of Cookeville; 21 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Card of Thanks

In the world we live in today, our first impression is, no one cares anymore or wants to get involved.

During my recent illness, I find that to be quiet the opposite. People do still care. I can not begin to tell you all the family, friends and others in the community that show up to help in our time of need.

I can not name every individual personally or I would need this whole page to do so. It has been overwhelming.

I would like to give special thanks to Moss Church of Christ, Pine Hill Church of Christ and Oak Grove Church of Christ for all their prayers, phone calls and everything else.

I would also like to thank Clay Co. Knife Club and TDS Disposal, along with all other individuals for your contributions and support.

Sarah Cannon Cancer Center and Centennial Medical Center, all their surgeon, doctors and nurses did an outstanding job of caring for me.

I will never be able to thank you all enough for everything you have done. I appreciate it and will never forget. Don’t always think people do not care anymore, as you may be surprised.

On behalf of me and my family.

Sincerely,

William H. Smith

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