Obits 2/27/18

Garry Wayne Langford

Garry Wayne Langford, 67 of the Baptist Ridge Community of Clay County, passed away Feb. 16 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral Services were held on Feb. 19 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Bilbrey and Joy Langford officiating. Interment followed at the McDonald Cemetery. Nick McLerran, James McLerran, Joe Donald Boles, Luther Boone, Junior Langford and Joe Robert Spivey served as active pallbearers while Estus Pennington, Ken Stevenson and Willard Boles were named honorary pallbearers.

He was born on Aug. 27, 1950 in the Baptist Ridge Community of Clay County. He was a very kind, hardworking man who served many roles. After working for 22 years at Osh Kosh in Celina, he was afforded the pleasure of following his passion to paint and become desired by many of his impeccable skills.

He was preceded in death by parents, William Minor and Lizzie (Holt) Langford; and brother, Douglas Bronstetter.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Sharon Langford of the Baptist Ridge Community of Clay County; son, Gary William Boles and wife, Emily of Celina; daughter, Martha Langford McLerran and husband, James of Rickman; sister, Joy Langford of the Baptist Ridge Community of Clay County; grandchildren, Exavier, Ezekial and Ezra Boles, Hunter, Joshua Benton, James Minor, Rilynn, Allie and James William McLerran; and a host of other friends and family.

Joe Thomas Davis

Joe Thomas Davis, 73 of Tompkinsville, Ky., passed away Feb. 14 at his residence. Funeral Services were held Feb. 17 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Jacob Jordan officiating. Interment followed at the Pitcock Cemetery. Nicky Russell, Gary McMillian, Richard Poland, Mitch Tomlin, Brad Cross and Greg Shirley served as active pallbearers.

He was born Sept. 22, 1944 in Lafayette. Throughout his life, he served in many roles. He was a construction worker and a farmer, but his greatest roles were that of a husband, brother and a friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Travis Davis; and sister, Patricia Bell.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Mary Davis of Tompkinsville, Ky.; brothers, Don Allen, Melvin, Bobby Gene, William Leon, Ernest Wayne and David Lee Davis; sisters, Mildred Driver, Rosa Lee Moss, Debra Ann Russell and Cathy Berniece McLerran; step-children, Gail Schleyer, Larry Harper, David Harper and Sharon Dugard; special pets, Blue, Baby, Sadie and Pickles; as well as many other friends and family.

Jake Proffitt

U.S. Army

Jake Proffitt, 75 of the Pea Ridge Community of Clay County, passed away on Feb. 19 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. Funeral Services were held Feb. 22 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Roberts officiating. Cremation followed afterwards. Brian Proffitt, Zach Proffitt, Seth Proffitt, Andrew Perry, Lane Proffitt and Bob Barr served as active pallbearers. The Veteran’s Honor Guard performed full Military Rites.

He was born Oct. 7, 1942 in London, Ky. He was a very kind, hard-working man with a funny demeanor who served in many roles. He worked as a steel mill worker for most of his adult life. He also served in the United States Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bonnie Delbert and Bertha (Gray) Proffitt.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Roberta Proffitt of the Pea Ridge Community of Clay County; sons, Delbert Proffitt and wife, Sharon of Batesburg, S.C. and Mark Proffitt and wife, Kelly of Celina; brothers, Jimmy Proffitt of the Pea Ridge Community of Clay County and Earl Proffitt and wife, Glenda of London, Ky.; sister, Hazel Hammons of London, Ky.; grandchildren, Bryan, Zach, Kali, Allyssa, Seth, Harley, Lane, Kailee, Andrew, Morgan, Tristin and Baleigh; 10 great-grandchildren as well as a host of other family and friends.

 

Card Of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone for their thoughtfulness and support during the sudden loss of Johnny.

Thank you to everyone who sent cards, flowers, gifts, food, monetary donations or any act of kindness. You all are greatly appreciated.

For those that text, called, prayed with us and for us, set up with us, cried with us and held us together; thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Thank you to Dr. Beaty and his staff and for everything you have done for our family.

Bro. Eric Copass and Bro. Charles Walker, thank you for the comforting words during this devastating time. Thank you to the ladies of the Celina First Baptist Church for the meal after the funeral. The staff at Upton-Hay Funeral Home; thank you for being there for us at one of the most difficult times. Your kindness will not be forgotten.

May God bless each one of you. Love, Jennie, Taka, and Tessa Pedigo

 

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