Obits 9/19/17

Wilma Jean Walker

Factory Worker

Wilma Jean Walker, 80 of Celina, passed away on Sept. 8 at the Celina Health & Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her adoring family. Funeral Services were held on Sept. 10 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Jason Dodson officiating. Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery. Harold Poindexter, Jimmy Lynn, Tyler Walker, James Austin, Joseph Smith and Randy Scarbrough served as pallbearers.

She was born Wednesday, April 2, 1937 in Celina. She worked outside the home as a factory worker and was a member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Hugh and Minnie Lou (Strong) Atchley; daughter, Melessia; and the love of her life, Wade Jack Walker, who passed away Dec. 18, 2013.

Surviving relatives include her son, Michael Walker of Celina; daughter, Freda Poindexter and husband, Harold of Celina; sister, Eva Nell McLerran of Celina; grandchildren, Lindsey Walker, Tyler Walker and wife, Amber, Keshia Smith and husband, Joseph, Alisha Scarbrough and husband Randy, Kela Lynn and husband, Jimmy and James Austin and wife, Chelsea; great-grandchildren, Jade and Eli Walker, Tucker, Abram and Maddie Walker, Colton, Corbin, Darci and Clayton Smith, Elijah, Nathanael and Melessia Scarbrough, Kaylee and Kenlee Lynn and Gary and Preslee Auston; as well as several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Hazel Mae Burnette

Business Owner

Hazel Mae Burnette, 87 of Celina passed away on Sept. 3 at the Cumberland River Hospital surrounded by her devoted family. Funeral Services were held at the Celina Church of Christ with Dennis Miller and Caleb Burnette officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. William Bailey, David Bailey, Taylor Brown, Joseph Burnette, Trent Boles, Ryan Lacy and Steven Lacy served as pallbearers.

She was born Sunday, March 16, 1930 in Caraway, AK. She and her husband, Roy, were business owners for 47 years. She was a faithful member of the Celina Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arley Ephrum and Allie Mae Scott; brothers, Harry, Bob, Bill and Arley, Jr. Scott; sister, Ruby Drummond; and husband, William Roy Burnette.

Surviving relatives include her sons, William Roy Burnette, Jr., better known as Butch and wife, Joan, Gerald Lee Burnette and wife, Donna; daughters, Susan Starr Burnette-Bailey and Tiffany Dawn Burnette-Brown and husband, Steve; grandchildren, William Joseph Burnette and wife, Heather, Amanda Joy Spivey and husband, Kelly, Robert Stephen Lacy, Phillip Ryan Lacy and wife, Amanda, Gretchen Lee Chase and husband, Jay, Tara Amber Roberts and husband, Matt, Caleb King Burnette and wife, Ashley, William Kenneth Bailey, David Barton Bailey, Scott Allen Brown, Allie Starr Boles and husband, Trent and Taylor Clay Brown; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jeffrey, Jacob, Katie, Kaylee, Martina, Kendall, Myles, Morgan, Connor, Olivia, Savanna, Gabe, Benjamin, Maeleia Mae, Eli, Isaiah, Ezekial, Braxton and Bryce; sister, Maxine Harpe; special adopted neighbors and friends, Donald, Carol Sue, Dustin and Brandon Collins; her faithful dog, Spike; and a host of friends.

Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Jill Ann Cox

Interior Designer

Jill Ann Cox, 52 of Hilham, passed away Sept. 7 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sept. 10 at the Hall Funeral Home in Celina with Bro. Jeremy Bilbrey officiating. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery in the Turkeytown Community. At the request of the family, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the William Jackson Cherry Cemetery Fund by contacting Anita Jones.

She was born Dec. 22, 1964 in Gainesboro. Along with her husband, she was the owner of their construction company where she worked as in interior designer. She was a member of the Body of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman and Louise Cherry Jennings; sisters, Joy
Dillon and Jeannie Holland. Surviving relatives include her husband, Robert Cox; daughter, Lacee Jayne Cox, both of Hilham; and a host of church children.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

Junior Lee Arms

Business Owner

Junior Lee Arms, 74 of the Oak Grove Community, passed away on Sept. 7 at the Celina Health & Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services were held on Sept. 9 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Roy Henson officiating. Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery. John Henson, Nick Hestand, Gary Head, Randall Bray, Johnny Chapman and Kyle Hollis served as pallbearers.

He was born Friday, Aug. 10, 1943 in Celina. He was a business owner for many years and of the Celina Church of Christ faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Radford Lee and Mildred Elise (Craighead) Arms; brother, James Harold Arms; and sister, Wilma Collins.

Surviving relatives include his sons, Jeffrey Arms of Red Boiling Springs and Ricky Arms and wife, Pam of Moss; brothers, Lewis Arms and Johnny Arms both of Celina and David Arms and wife, Pam of Cookeville; sisters, Louise Stewart and husband, Grady of Cookeville, Barbara Short and husband, Thomas of Burkesville, Ky. and Judy Key of Celina; grandchildren, Kayla Arms, Logan Arms and Landon Arms; and several nieces and nephews.

Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Card Of Thanks

Hazel Mae Burnette

March 16, 1930 – Sept. 3, 2017

There are no words adequate enough to say thank you to everyone who expressed their sympathy during the loss of our mama, mema to our children, a friend and sister in Christ to many. She was a wonderful woman who made others feel special and cared for. Through the memories, smiles and kind words she gave each of us, she will live on forever in our hearts. We are filled with gratitude when we say many thanks to family members, friends and neighbors for all acts of kindness and sympathy.

Thank you for sharing your memories with us, especially of her days at the B & B. Thank you for the prayers, cards, hugs, flowers, books, kind words, charitable donations, food, visits, special momemtos and for sharing your stories, for attending her funeral with us, all was uplifting. Those who were not there but thought of us that day, whatever you did to console us will carry us through these difficult days. To Cumberand River Hospital from dietary and Housekeeping, to Pharmacy, ER and Physicians, to our CCEMS, to Dr Copeland, we thank you all for your gentleness, concern and care through her final days. St Thomas Midtown, CRMC and Vandy Life Flight, we thank you. To our brothers and sisters in Christ who prepared and served the much appreciated after service meal, we agree with the many overheard comments, it was most delicious.

A special thank you to our cousin Dennis Miller and Mama’s grandson, Caleb Burnette, who spoke at her service and gave tribute to her life lived, memories which were happy and beautiful and straight from the heart. Any charitable donations can still be made to the Upton-Hay Funeral Home for the Celina Church of Christ Pavillion Fund, American Cancer Society or Clay Co Library in Hazel Burnette’s memory. Gone from us that smiling face, the cheerful pleasant ways, the heart that won so many friends in bygone happy days. A life made beautiful by kindly deeds. A helping hand for others needs. To a beautiful life comes a happy end. She died as she lived, everyone’s friend. Love, Hazel’s children Butch, Gerald, Susan and Tiffany.

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