Obits 6/5/18

Gerlean Ritter Hatcher

Gerlean Ritter Hatcher, 86 of the Hermitage Springs Community, passed away on May 25 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held May 27 from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Dr. Jerry Bean officiating. Interment followed in the Grady Cherry Cemetery with her family and friends serving as pallbearers.

She was born on Feb. 16, 1932 in Clay County. She was a garment factory worker and a member of the Milestown Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Cassie Cherry Ritter; sisters, Ova Pennington, Estelle Spivey and Maudra Massengille; brothers, Daniel, Wayne and Buford Ritter; and four infant siblings.

Surviving relatives include her daughters, Brenda Lou Carter of Hermitage Springs Community, Linda Hardin of Lafayette, Cassie Rhoton of Moss, Teresa Dickens and her husband, Stan of Hartsville; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.


Wanda McLearran

Wanda McLearran, 68 of Celina passed away on May 20 at her residence. Funeral services were held on May 24 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Gary Cash officiating. Interment followed in the McAlgon Cemetery. Devon Muse, Dave Herald, Tommy Young, Cathy Jones, Lee Ann Herald and Joel Jones served as active pallbearers.

She was born on Feb. 25, 1950 in Cookeville. She was a hard-working woman who was very committed to her family. She worked at NHC as a cook for most of her adult career and was a member of the Spears Chapel Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Winn Bush; and grandparents, Stella and Kaye Farley.

Surviving relatives include her husband, Winford Leacil McLearran of Celina; mother, Maudine Harville of Baxter; son, Charles Farley and wife, Pauline of Livingston; step-son, Winford Lecil McLearran, Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind.; daughters, Tammy Ashburn of Monterey and Tonya Ray of Double Springs; step-daughters, Lisa Haughy and husband, David of Sheridan, Ind., Lee Ann Herald and husband, Dave of Indianapolis, Ind. and Laura Hardebeck and husband, Jeffrey of Gwynneville, Ind.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; very special friend, Linda Neal Goolsby; and a host of other family and friends.


James “Jimmy” Davis

James “Jimmy” Davis, 61 of Celina, passed away on May 22 at his residence. Funeral services were held on May 25 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Donald Bryant officiating and cremation following. Gary N. Tinsley, Mike Scott, Dusty Spears, Steven Spears, Shane Ledbetter, Bill Davis and Chase Scott served as active pallbearers.

He was born on March 28, 1957 in Tipton, Ind. He was a man of many talents but proved himself to be a skilled carpet layer. He was of the Church of Christ faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James H. Davis and Geneva (Poindexter) Adams; brothers, Roger and James Tinsley; sister, Janet Scott; niece, Kari Sue Tinsley; and one nephew, Kevin Payne.

Surviving relatives include his brothers, Jerry Tinsley of Rickman, Larry Tinsley of Charlotte, Tenn. and Gary Tinsley of Celina; sisters, Gail Grissom and husband, Loyle of Cookeville, Barbara Vaughn and husband, Mitch of Indiana, Kathy Davis of Lebanon and Sue Hughes of Blairsville, Ga. and Loretta Stacy and husband, Glen of Gainesboro; step-father, Jimmy Adams; and many nieces and nephews and other family and friends.


Lillian Stone-Dale

Lillian Stone-Dale, 95 of Muncie, Ind. passed away on May 25 at Bethel Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center in Muncie, Ind. Funeral services were held on May 29 at Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the John H. Stone Cemetery.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1922 in Celina. During World War II, she and her older sister moved to Cleveland to work for Good Year. She was proud that her younger grandchildren identified her as “Rosie the Riveter”. After the war, she returned to Celina. She was member of the Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Hugh and Anna (Clark) Stone; husband, Robert Dale; son, David Dale; and sister, Jean Smith.

Surviving relatives include her son, Joel Dale and wife, Cynthia of Muncie, Ind.; sister, Mary Jo Keisling of Celina; daughter-in-law, Sandy Dale of Lake Milton, Ohio; grandchildren, Tracey Nedele of Philadelphia, Ohio, Chris Dale of Hamstead, N.C., Camron Dale of Muncie, Ind., R. Chris Dale of Muncie, Ind., and Sarah Dale of Malawi, Africa; great-grandson, Joseph Dale of Lake Milton, Ohio; and great-great-grandson, Joey Dale of Lake Milton, Ohio.


Card Of Thanks

The family of Philip Daniel Henson would like to thank everyone who expressed sympathy in his recent passing. The prayers of comfort, kind words, and gestures toward his family at his passing meant so much. Those who sent contributions to his burial/memorial, flowers, and food to the family during those difficult time were also greatly appreciated.


Roy and Joy Henson and family


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