Obits 5/2/17

Ruby Kathleen Williams


Ruby Kathleen Williams, 74 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on April 24 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral Services were held on April 27 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Caleb Burnette officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery. Travis Webb, Chaston Webb, Jordan Melton, Randle Young, Randy Young and Michael Cross served as active pallbearers.

She was born Sunday, June 14, 1942 in Clay County. She served many years as a devoted nurse. She was a member of the Celina Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Thomas (RT) and Daisy Emma (Arms) Williams; infant brother and sister, King Ferrell Williams and Shirley Sue Williams.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Kenneth Williams; son, Rexie Webb and Emma Brown; daughters, Shirley Williams and Patsy Likens and husband, Ray; sister, Martha Young and husband, Randle; brother, Ralph Williams; grandchildren, Travis Webb, Heather Carter, Chaston Webb, Dana Gore and Jordan Melton; and great-grandchildren, with the entire family being from the Pea Ridge Community. She is also survived by a host of friends.

Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Champ Webb

Truck Driver

Champ Webb, 79 of the Pea Ridge Community, passed away on April 21 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral Services were held April 25 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Jim Blankenship officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery. Randy Groce, Robin Groce, Vernon Groce, Chase Emerton, James Webb, Billy Malcolm Webb, Jason Riley and Jim Webb served as active pallbearers.

He was born Friday, May 21, 1937 in Celina. He was an independent truck driver for most of his life and a member of the Rock Springs Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Jackson and Mirtie (Roach) Webb; wife, Betty (Scott) Webb; brothers, Domer, Clyde, Clifford and A.G. Webb; sisters, Ova Webb, Flossie Thompson and Ruth Davis; step-granddaughter, Tahala Cheyenne; and 2 nephews, Reed Webb and Randall Webb.

Surviving relatives include his son, Steve Webb of Celina; grandson, Stephen Webb of Celina; sisters-in-law; Peggy Riley and husband, Lecil of Cumberland County, Ky. and Peggy Webb of Cross Plains, Tenn.; several Nieces and Nephews and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and a host of friends.

Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Card Of Thanks

From the Family of Evan Hayes,

It is during the worst times in life that one truly realizes the importance of people. Evan being diagnosed with Leukemia has been a very difficult time for our family. He is in his third month of treatment of a three and a half year treatment process, in which he will receive weekly chemotherapy treatments for eight months and monthly chemotherapy for the remaining time.

We greatly appreciate the help that we have received thus far. Whether it has been a kind word, a small act of kindness, volunteer for fundraisers, helped around our house, taken care of our other two children, bought a team Evan shirt/bracelet, sent cards, monetary donation or prayers; we truly appreciate these gestures. Due to the overwhelming amount of people whom have reached out to our family, we feel this is the best form of thanks.

It would take a lifetime of thank yous to truly express how much we appreciate all the help that we have received during this difficult time.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,

With Love,

The Hayes Family

Alan, Stephanie, Madison, Ethan and Evan


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