Obits 7/18/17

Carl Lewis Hayes

Line Leader for Dacco Mfg.

Carl Lewis Hayes, 70 of Allons, passed away on July 8 at his residence. Funeral Services were held July 10 at Upton- Hay Funeral Home with Eric Dillon officiating. Interment followed in the Hayes Family Cemetery. Jerry Beason, Carl Smith, Stevie Sims, Cole McDonald, Derek Masters and Derek Harris served as pallbearers.

He was born Thursday, January 30, 1947 in Celina. He was a line leader for Dacco Manufacturing Company and was of the Church of Christ faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.T. and Reba (Davis) Hayes; brothers, Walter Thomas Hayes, Jerry Hayes, Houston Hayes, Jackie Hayes and Ricky Hayes; and sisters, Lois Johnson Docia Kirby, Jean Mitchell and Bobbie Sue Dodson.

Surviving relatives include his companion, Donna Boles of Livingston; daughter, Sherry Elizabeth Hooper and husband Michael of Livingston; brother J.T. Hayes of Gainesboro; sister Frankie Burris of Celina; grandchild, Connor Hooper; and a host of family and friends.

Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Donnie Gene Long

School Bus Mechanic

Donnie Gene Long, 71, of Celina, passed away June 9 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held July 13 at the Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Willie Kerr officiating. Interment followed in the Roach and Short Cemetery in the Pea Ridge Community.

He was born January 4, 1946 in Cumberland, Ky. He was a school bus mechanic for the Clay County Public Schools.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dempsie and Annie May Short Long; two sons, Donnie Clay Long, and Lonnie Shane Blakley, and two brothers, Cecil Howard Long and Maxie Glenn Long.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Shelvie Long, of Celina; son, James Carl Blakley; daughter, Anna Jean Long, both of Celina; brother, Paul Robert and wife Joanna Long, of Anderson, Ind.; special niece, Christi White; eight grandchildren, Lindsay Blakley, Marty Blakley, Ryan Blakley, Rebecca Kinney, Jordan Kinney, Brookelyn Qualls, Madelynn Qualls and Lonnie Qualls; six great-grandchildren, Taylor Wright- Blakley, Harley Wright-Blakley, Hayley Wright-Blakley, Landon Wright-Blakley, Aaliyah Collins and Juliana Hagan; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Leslie Davis

Plow Operator

Leslie Davis, 87 of Red Boiling Springs and formerly of the Leonard Community in Clay County, passed away July 7 at The Palace in Red Boiling Springs.  Funeral Services were held July 10 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Jerry Cherry officiating. Interment followed in the Leonard Cemetery.  His family and friends served as pallbearers.

He was born Friday November 15, 1929 in Clay County. He was a plow operator for the State of TN Forestry Division with 32 years of service and a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Parlie and Matilda Browning Davis.

Surviving relatives include his wife of 58 years, Blanche (McCarter) Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Christal and Allan Knight of Red Boiling Springs; sons and daughters-in-law, Johnney and Dawn Davis of Florence, S.C.; Rickey and Ruth Davis of Tompkinsville, Ky.; twin sister, Edna McCarter of Lafayette; granddaughters, Nicole (Justin) Shoemake of South Carthage, April (Brandon) Cantrell and Trista Davis all of Knoxville, Keely (Derrick) Apple of Cookeville, Lindsey Knight and Traci Knight both of Red Boiling Springs; and great-grandsons, Zac, Brady, Gavin, Parker, Brandon, Jr. and Lucas.

Anderson and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Card of Thanks

Words can’t describe how much love was given after the passing of Mary Hazel Bailey. We want to thank you all. Thank you for the kind words and the calls and cards that we received. A special thank you to Dr. Joyce Scott and Hall Funeral Home.

The family of Mary Hazel Bailey


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