Obits 10/30/18

George F. Raines

Funeral services for Mr. George F. Raines, 84 of Gainesboro, were held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Charlie West officiating. Interment followed in the Williams Cemetery in Clay County.

He passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at Mabry Healthcare Center in Gainesboro, Tenn.

He was born September 29, 1934 in Hartsville, Tenn. to the late Sidney Raines and Ada Davis Raines. On September 26, 1956, he was married to the late Mildred Eileen Raines, who passed away on August 14, 2004. He was a Church of Christ minister.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother: Hulen Raines; and 1 sister: Helen Apple.

Survivors include 1 daughter: Dolores and Charlie West of Baxter, Tenn.; 1 brother: Delbert Raines of Marietta G.A.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

George F. Raines was the father of Dolores West, the H&R Block Franchisee. She was born during the time that he served as minister of the Celina Church of Christ.


Jody Lee Reecer

Jody Lee Reecer, 48 of Cookeville, passed away on Oct. 21 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Funeral services were held on Oct. 24 at the Double Springs Church of Christ in Putnam County. Interment followed in the Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville.

He was born on July 14, 1970 in Nashville. He was a member of the Double Springs Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tim and Armella Reecer; and maternal grandparents, Estis and Vealer Sims.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Machelle Reecer of Cookeville; sons, Brent (Paige) Reecer of Cookeville and Bailey Reecer of Cookeville; parents, Truman and Kathy Reecer of Bloomington Springs; brother, Andrew (Kristy) Reecer of Baxter; father and mother-in-law, Wayne and Peggy Lewis of Cookeville; brother-in-law, Mitchell (Brandace) Lewis of Bloomington Springs; nieces, Ashlinn Reecer, Shelby Crabtree, Maddie Lewis and Rylee Lewis; and nephews, Colton Reecer and Kooper Reecer.

Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home of Gainesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

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