Obits 7/3/18

Mildred Bilbrey Copas

Mildred Bilbrey Copas, 89 of the Mt. Vernon Community, passed away on June 25 at Knollwood Manor in Lafayette. Funeral services were held on June 27 from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with E.C. Meadows officiating.  Interment followed in the Leonard Cemetery.  Randy Cherry, Jeff Centry, Jake Gentry, Dr. Don Asberry, Brian Gass and Dayton Birdwell served as pallbearers.

She was born on Aug. 17, 1928 in Clay County. She was a factory worker and a member of the Bakerton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lanze and Opal Lee Bilbrey; daughter, Lena Mae Copas; and seven brothers and sisters.

Surviving relatives include her son, Dr. Pleas Reed Copas, Jr. and wife, Sheila of Knoxville; daughters, Dianna Gann and husband, Terry of Red Boiling Springs, Veda Hix and husband, Gary of the Mt. Vernon Community; grandchildren, Scarlett Gentry and husband, Jeff of the Mt. Vernon Community, Dr. Don Asberry of Bluff City, Tiffany Bearfield and husband, Brian of Simpsonville, S.C., Steffany Copas of Corryton, Tenn., Mary Elizabeth Cherry and husband, Randy of the Mt. Vernon Community; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Dean Ferguson and husband, Ralph of Lafayette, Nina Kirby of Red Boiling Springs; brothers, Grady Bilbrey and wife, Evelyn of the Mt. Vernon Community, Bobby Bilbrey and wife, Donna of Indianapolis, Ind.

 

Peggy Phyllis Fox

Peggy Phyllis Fox, 63 of the Oak Grove Community, passed away on June 23 at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held on June 27 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kevin Sweezy officiating. Interment followed in the Pitcock Cemetery. Kevin Killion, John Davis, Nick Grace, Raymond Sweezy, Michael Dale Sweezy, Matthew Killion, Dennis Purcell and Colby Fox served as active pallbearers.

She was born on Sept. 24, 1954 in Moss. She spent most of her adult career in healthcare as an LPN. She loved being a mother and grandmother and she found her gift of nurturing most effective when helping others. She was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Loyd and Chloe (Spear) Sweezy; sisters, Sally Aregis and Kate Killian; and brothers, Eula “Pud”, Ermis and Pete Sweezy.

Surviving relatives include her son, Jason Fox and wife, Ashton of the Oak Grove Community; daughter, Cindy Holt and husband, Chris of Fort Worth, TX; brothers, Frank Sweezy and wife, Evelyn of Fortville, Ind. and Edward Sweezy and wife, Joan of Moss; grandchildren, Megan Brockman, Lylah Fox and Issac Fox; great-grandchild, Zayden Rust; sister, Rhonda Moore; nephew, Travis Hoover; great-niece, Mia Hoover and a host of other family and friends.

 

Charles Lester Cantrell

Charles Lester Cantrell, 80 of Celina, passed away on June 20 at Cumberland River Hospital. Graveside services were held on June 23 at the Flynn Cemetery in Jackson County with Bro. Rick Lacy officiating. Pallbearers included: Craig Cantrell, Brian Lennen, Earl Goolsby and friends.

He was born on July 19, 1937 in Alpine, Overton County. He owned a lawn care business in Indiana for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lora (Sells) Cantrell; and grandchildren, Nathan and Jessica Lennen.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Shirley (Tinch) Cantrell of Celina; son, Dan (Cathy) Cantrell of Pendleton, Ind.; daughter, Kim (Brian) Lennen of Fort Wayne, Ind.; granddaughter, Carin Lennen of Fort Wayne, Ind.; grandsons, Michael and Craig Cantrell both of Pendleton, Ind.

Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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