Mitchell Davis Judd
Mitchell Davis Judd, 87, of Cookeville passed away Dec. 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 4 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Buddy Johnson and Bro. John Mason officiating. Interment with military honors followed in the Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Ron Wagner, Michael Corbett, Mike Wallace, Buddy Qualls, Roy Tudor and Dewey Thrasher.
Mitchell Davis Judd was born March 10, 1924 in Jackson County. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He earned his BS Degree in mathematics from the Tennessee Polytechnic Institute (Tennessee Tech University) in 1947. He was a retired field representative with the Tennessee Department of Employment Security and was also a real estate developer with M.N. Hargrove Realty and Auction Co. Following his retirement he became active in several Genealogical Societies and was well-known throughout the Upper Cumberland for his knowledge of history. He helped many families track their heritage and was instrumental in writing the Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ History Book. He was a member of Jefferson Avenue Church of Christ where he served many years as a deacon. He was a member and past commander of Cookeville American Legion Post 46 and a long-time member of the Cookeville Civitan Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry Davis and Rhoda Dellavine Gentry Judd; sister, Dimple Lee Judd Mayberry; brothers, William Radford Judd and Nathan Simon Judd; step-son-in-law, Jamie Cleve Blevins; and grandson, Jamie Scott Blevins.
Surviving relatives include: his wife of 60 years, Anna Baldwin Judd; daughters, Jeannie and husband, Ron Wagner of Bethlehem, PA and Kay and husband Michael Corbett of Columbia, SC; step-daughter, Ann Jordan Blevins of Loudon; grandchildren, Mallory Elizabeth Corbett and Mitchell William Corbett; and great-granddaughter, April D. Blevins.
Billie Lando Scantland
Billie Lando Scantland, 82, of Gainesboro passed away Jan. 11 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Scantland officiating. Interment followed at Lynn Cemetery.
Billie Lando Scantland was born May 12, 1929 in Jackson County and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was retired from Chrysler.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Ora Hix Scantland; wife, Willene Brown Scantland; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawton and Geraldine Scantland, Eston B. and Anna Scantland, James “Jim” Scantland and Elbert and Idell Scantland; and sister and brothers-in-law, Louise and Gene Barlow, Donnie Hix, and Thomas Stewart.
Surviving relatives include sons, Danny and wife Colleen Scantland of Shelby Township, MI, Lando Scantland Jr. of Chattanooga, Jeffrey Scantland of Celina, Don and wife Betty Scantland of Hilham and David Paul Scantland of Gainesboro; daughter, Debbis Scantland of Gainesboro; brother and sisters-in-law, Joe and wife Edna Scantland of Gainesboro and Betty Scantland of Gainesboro; sisters, Martha and husband Earl Flynn, Dorothy Stewart and Betty Hix all of Gainesboro and Ina and husband Charlie Poston of Livingston; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Shirley Ann Emerton
Shirley Ann Emerton, 64 of Gainesboro passed away Jan. 10 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery.
Shirley Ann Emerton was born March 16, 1947 in Jackson County and was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Edgar A. and Tennie Mae Lackey Ballard; brothers, Earl Stafford and Roger Dale Stafford; and sister Judy C. Heady.
Surviving relatives include: sons, Tim and wife Susan Emerton of Whitleyville and Jason and wife Kelly Emerton of Gainesboro; daughter, Kim and husband Mike Lyon of Santee, CA; grandchildren, Zach Emerton and Peyton Emerton; sister, Pam and husband Danny Hammons of the Tinsleys Bottom Community of Jackson County; and brother-in-law, Cecil Heady of Gainesboro.
Nancy Elizabeth Cassetty
Nancy Elizabeth Cassetty (Nana), 78, of Rockvale passed away Jan. 9. Funeral services were held Jan. 12 at Forest Lawn.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, husband and granddaughter.
Surviving relatives include: daughters, Kathy and husband Paul Medley of Baxter, Elaine Edwards, Kay Anderson and Frances Coe of Rockvale; grandchildren, Chris and wife Tabitha Orrand, Danielle and husband Ryan Autery and Jayne and Dallas Anderson and great grandchildren, Nathan, Craig, Landon, Justice, AJ and Riley.
Maude Irene Bowman
Maude Irene Bowman, 87, of Gainesboro passed away on Jan. 11 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ with Sam Mainord and Harold Young officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery in Jackson County
Maude Irene Bowman was born on Aug. 17, 1924 to the late Ora Cecil and Lena McCoin (Bowman) Trisale. She was a homemaker and a member of Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ in Gainesboro.
She is preceded in death by: her husband, Nolan Herod Bowman; parents; sons Homer Earl Bowman and Gilbert Clark Bowman; sisters, Earlene and Olene Trisdale and Elise Jones; brothers, Louis, James, Comer, Gene, Ogle, George “Shorty” and Mack Trisdale.
Surviving relatives include: her daughter, Brenda Bowman Harris and husband Wayne of Gainesboro; son, Roger Dale Bowman and wife Betty of Corryton; sisters, Mary Martin and husband Charlie, Stella Martin and husband Herman and Wanda Hopkins all of Gainesboro; brothers, Charles “Charbo” Tisdale and wife Addie of Gainesboro, David Trisdale and wife Sue of Dexter, MI; seven grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
James Edward Smallwood
James Edward Smallwood, 75, of Gainesboro passed away on Jan. 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held at the Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. The family chose cremation.
James Edward Smallwood was born on April 26, 1936 in Jackson County. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Center Grove Church of Christ.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, Joe and A.V. Smallwood; wife, Mary Emily Smallwood; sisters, Juanita Smallwood and Joy Ann Smallwood.
Surviving relatives include: sons, Mike Smallwood, Jimmy Smallwood and Jamey Smallwood all of Gainesboro; daughters, Joy Jones and Barbara Richards both of Michigan; brother, Roy A. Smallwood and wife Betty of Gainesboro; sisters, Mary Neil Flatt and Jerline Stafford both of Baxter, Anna Lee Flatt and husband Roy, Neil Haney and Linda Faye Jenkins and husband Royce all of Gainesboro; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Marshall Odell Lackey
Marshall Odell Lackey, 84, of Gainesboro passed away on Jan. 10 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Marshall Odell Lackey was born on April 15, 1927 in Jackson County. He served in the U.S. Army and was a factory worker at General Motors.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, Bedford and Mary Helen Lackey; wife, Thelma Mae Lackey; and grandchild, Kevin Laurel.
Surviving relatives include: son, James R. Lackey and wife Cheryl of Bloomington Springs; daughter, Nancy Laurel and husband Larry of Baxter; grandchildren, Lisa, Crystal, Jimmy and Angie; great grandchildren, Ryan, Sean, Erica, Kyle, Kevin, Jr., Andrew, Cayden and Tyler; and brother, James Lackey of Southgate, MI.
Judy Jones, 63, of Jackson County passed away on Jan. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Jan. 16 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. O’Neal Huffines officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery.
Judy Jones was born on May 13, 1948 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and factory worker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Bailey and Maude Coffee Jackson; husband, Roger Dale Crowder; sisters, Eva Haney, Offa Bailey, Josie Smith and Sophia Hawkins; and brothers, Clarence Jackson and J.H. Jackson.
Surviving relatives include: her husband, Franklin C. Jones of Gainesboro; son, James and Teresa Crowder of Gainesboro; step-son, Frankie Ray Jones and wife Tammy of Gainesboro; daughters, Judith Richardson and husband Bobby and Mary Crowder all of Gainesboro; grandchildren, Katelyn Crowder, Brandon Richardson, Bethany Richardson, Rachel Crowder, Evan Richardson and Dylan Crowder; and step-grandchildren, Mack Jones, Clay Jones, Jessica Jones, Crystal Jones and Dustin Jones.
Sindia Mae Moss Scantland
Sindia Mae Moss Scantland, 89, of Jackson County passed away on Jan. 12 at her residence. Funeral services were held at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Ricky Phillips, Bro. Joey Phillips and Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Sindia Mae Moss Scantland was born on July 22, 1922 in Gainesboro. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Church of Christ and the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Committee.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Robert L. and Eliza A. Moss; husband, Harvey Oplis Scantland; son, Ronnie Joe Scantland; four infant sons; and one infant sister.
Surviving relatives include: daughter, Beneta D. Williams and husband Jackie of Monroe, GA; grandchildren, Bryan Lee Coburn, Leslie Ann Coburn, Jennifer Jo Scantland and Samantha Lee Scantland; and sister, Martha Spivey of Gainesboro
Card of Thanks
We the family of Samuel Bruce Denton would like to express our gratitude to everyone who helped so much during our time of need. We especially want to thank all the nurses, CNAs, staff and Mrs. Graves all of whom were so gracious and caring. Words can never express how thankful we are to you all. Also we appreciate the help that Dr. Dycus and staff gave as well.
To the owners of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home, you are second to none. You did everything just as requested. We couldn’t have asked for better or with any better understanding or care. Sincerely we thank you. We should all be proud we have such a service in this county.
A special thanks to Kalin and Eldon for being with Kevin in the end, he had his three favorite “boys” there with him. To all who said a prayer, sent a card, food, flowers, memorial or you came to be with us, we thank you.
Finally, to the 14 pallbearers who carried Daddy to his final rest, he would have been so proud. The kind and meaningful words spoken by Bro. Matthew Stafford and Bro. James Bybee, especially the poem, will always be treasured.
The family of Sam Denton
Wayne and Jimmie Wiley
Kevin, Melinda, Samuel and Garrett Wiley,
Nieces and nephews
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 quite the opposite. People do still care. I cannot begin to tell you, all the family, friends and others in the community that show up to help in our time of need. I cannot 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 County 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 surgeons, 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