Glenda Gribble, age 58, of Cookeville, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at CarePartners Hospice Solace Center in Asheville, North Carolina. She will be remembered for the love and care she bestowed on those around her. She was a devoted wife, affectionate mother, doting grandmother, and loyal friend.
Glenda had a deep love for the Lord with a strong faith that manifested itself in service to her church family, Collegeside Church of Christ, as well as to the communities where she resided, Celina, Gainesboro, and Cookeville.
Born on Monday October 5, 1959 in Jackson County, Tennessee, Glenda was raised on Swann Ridge above Dale Hollow Lake in Clay County, Tennessee. She graduated from Celina High School in 1977. Later that year she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Gribble. They celebrated 40 years of marriage on December 17, 2017.
Glenda and Robert made their home in Gainesboro, Tennessee while raising their two children, Emily and Curtis. Glenda delighted in her role as a wife, mother, caregiver, and all around coordinator of the household. She was an ardent supporter of her children’s athletic endeavors, and despite hectic schedules, always ensured that the family gathered together for dinner each evening.
Glenda gave integral support to Robert in his professional life, assisting him in establishing a successful business as well as encouraging him in his role as a church leader. She worked as a legal assistant, funeral director, and as a receptionist at the medical office of Dr. James G. Staggs.
Glenda was preceded in death by her father, Glyn B. Poindexter.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Gribble of Cookeville, TN; children, Emily (Jonathan) Wood of Asheville, North Carolina and Curtis (Logan) Gribble of Nashville, TN; mother, Mamie Anderson Poindexter of Cookeville, TN; brother, Terry Poindexter of Cookeville, TN, grandson, Blane Wilson Gribble of Nashville, TN; as well as many nieces and nephews, both actual and “adopted”, who knew her as Aunt Glenda or GiGi.
Friends are invited to a visitation with the family on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Collegeside Church of Christ, 252 East 9th Street, Cookeville, TN, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 6:00 p.m. with Jonathan Wood, Dr. James G. Staggs, and Stan Smith officiating.
Private interment will be at the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone Community of Jackson County with Mike Palk and Joe Roberts officiating.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in Glenda’s honor may be directed to Happy Haven Home for Children (2311 Wakefield Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501); Dogwood Park (Cookeville Leisure Services, 45 East Broad Street, Cookeville, TN 38501); or to the donor’s favorite charity.
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home of Cookeville is in charge of the arrangements, (931) 526-6111.
Louis Mitchell Plumlee
Louis Mitchell Plumlee, 93 of Celina, passed away on Aug. 12 at Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held at the Beech Bethany Church of Christ with Kenny Westmoreland and Kevin Donaldson officiating. Interment followed in the Plumlee Cemetery. Brian Plumlee, Mitch Plumlee, Josh Plumlee, Parker Donaldson, John Pouliot and Brandon Likens served as active pallbearers.
He was born on April 11, 1925 in Clay County. He was a known family man and successful farmer throughout his adult life. He was a member of the Beech Bethany Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, E.N. and Georgia (Stone) Plumlee; twin sister, Louise P. Hayes; brother, Carl Plumlee.
Surviving relatives include his adoring wife of 66 years, Eva Nell (Cherry) Plumlee of Celina; sons, Gary Plumlee and wife, Betty of Celina and James “Muscles” Plumlee of Celina; daughter, Jayne Donaldson and husband, Kevin of Celina; brother, Jack Plumlee of Celina; sister, Margaret Cagle of Knoxville; grandchildren, Brian Plumlee, Melanie Likens and husband, Brandon, Deanna Pouliot and husband, Jon, Mitch Plumlee and wife, Marty, Parker Donaldson and wife, Becca, and Josh Plumlee; great-grandchildren, Brant, Ben and Miley Likens, Eleanor Pouliot, Michael, Bryleigh, and Kyleigh Plumlee, Ella, Tucker and Willa Donaldson; and a host of other family and friend.
Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Card of Thanks
We wish to extend our deepest gratitude for the caring shown to our family during a most difficult time. Whether your expressions of kindness included: food, gifts, flowers or words of comfort, your thoughtfulness will always be remembered and appreciated.
The Bonnie Davis Family
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The Hermitage Springs Park Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the individuals and companies who made a monetary donation for the Hermitage Springs Fun Day in the Park. Modern Woodsmen Assocation, Citizens Bank, Tooley and Carver, Pay Less Grocery, Happy Trucking, Hermitage Springs Grocery, Dairy Burger and Hermitage Springs Park. Thank you, your donation was greatly appreciated!
Hermitage Springs Park Committee