Obituaries 6/4/19

Irvin Kenneth Roberts

Irvin Kenneth Roberts, 84, of the Hermitage Springs Community passed away May 20 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held May 23 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Roy Henson officiating. Interment followed in the Browning Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 30, 1934 in Clay County. He was an environmentalist with the Clay, Jackson and Macon county Health Departments, a Hermitage Springs School Teacher, a basketball coach and a member of the Clementsville Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by parents, Irvin and Maylene Birdwell Roberts; and grandson, Chance Valentine.

Surviving relatives include: daughters and sons in law: Angela and Jeff Spears, Pamela and Jody Meadows, Gina and Adam McLerran, all of Hermitage Springs; grandchildren, Shelby DeWeese, Shea Spears, Andrew Meadows, Erin Meadows, Jedediah McLerran, Jesse McLerran; great granddaughter, Khloe Yingling; brothers and sisters in law, Michael and Brenda Roberts and Joe and Carol Roberts, all of the Milestown Community.

Thomas Bradley Riddle

Tomas Bradley Riddle, 39, of Celina passed away May 21 at his residence. Memorial services were held May 23 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Tom Price, family and friends officiating.

He was born June 9. 1979 in Burkesville, KY. He graduated from Celina High School in 1997. He continued his education and was of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternal Order, a man of many talents but his life career was that of a farmer.

Surviving relatives include: mother and step father, Joann and Johnny McLerran of Celina; father, Thomas Riddle of Burkesville, KY; brother, Ryan Riddle of Glendale, CA; sisters, Brandi Spas and husband, James of Livingston and Morgan Riddle of El Paso, Texas; paternal grandparents, Robert and Betty Riddle of Burkesville, KY; uncles and aunts, James and Lucretia Crawford of Celina, Stevie and Nancy Riddle of Burkesville, KY, Joyce and Mike Willen of Burkesville, KY and Linda and Ralph Shannon of Greenfield, IN; great aunt Mary Loyd Reneau of Celina; fraternity brothers, Alpha Gamma Sigma; as well as many other cousins and friends.

William Robert Page

William Robert Page, Age 73 was born Dec. 11, 1945 to Lillie V Page and Guy Bailey in Celina, Tennessee His mother died when he was nine years old and he was raised by his wonderful and loving grandmother Ms. Lockie Page. He loved to reminisce with everyone whose lives she impacted.

He passed away on May 17, 2019. Mr. Page served in the Army from Oct 24, 1966 to Oct 17, 1969. After returning home from the service he married the former Bertie M. Plumlee in Chicago Illinois on Feb. 7, 1970. Two sons were born to this union, William R Page J.R. (Jessica) and Timothy M Page (Jasmine Hill). He is also survived by grandson William Taylor Page and granddaughter, Karli Breann Page. Mr. William R Page is also survived by his sisters, Rosa L. Williams of Celina, Tenn. and Elise Verble, Annie Bell Page and Mary Jo (Billy)Hamilton all of Louisville, KY and Elizabeth Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa. Aunt Junita Page and Special cousin Walter Hamilton and many nieces and nephew survived as well.

Mr. Page loved his community and loved his church. He labored tirelessly at Free Hill Church of Christ as a preacher, teacher and counselor for nearly forty years. During Free Hills bicentennial in 2016, He worked to document he genealogy of the Free Hill community. He worked in many other ways to assist members of the community and to improve conditions in the Free Hill community.

Mr. William R. Page’s education was provided by Free Hill elementary school, New York City elementary school system, Darwin High School, Olive Harvey Chicago Illinois, and Tennessee State University Nashville, Tennessee. He also received training with the Corp of Engineers.

Mr. William Page’s employment included Sunset Dock in KY, Western Electric Chicago Ill, L&N Railroad Louisville KY, Men’s Correctional Facility Nashville TN, and Tennessee Valley Authority. He retired from Corps of Engineers after working as an Electrician at the Dale Hollow dam for more than thirty years.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his grandmother, his brother Thomas Page and his son Jamie Page.

Sue Rush Meadows

Sue Rush Meadows, 70, of Happy Hollow Community passed away May 26 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 29 from the chapel of Anderson & Sons Funeral Home with Ronnie Parsons and Justin Kirby officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

She was born July 30, 1948 in Clay County. She served as the Deputy Clerk for Clay County Circuit Court for over 14 years and was a member of the Happy Hollow Church of Christ. Her greatest joy in life was being a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

She was preceded in death by parents, Cyrus and Odell Davis Rush, Jr.; son, Robin Dale Meadows; and sister, Elwanda Rush Meadows.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Bobby; son and daughter in law, Robert and Stena Meadows; granddaughter Emma Grace Meadows, all of Greenville; daughter in law, Regina Hildabrand Meadows of the Milestown Community; sisters and brothers in law, Juanita and Randall Gass of the Mt. Vernon Community, Peggy and Jerry Kirby of the Kirbytown Community; brother and sister in law, Dean and Gayla Rush of Willette; and special friend, Lynnette Bailey of Rock Hill, SC.

Jack Moore Plumlee

Jack Moore Plumlee, 90, of Celina passed away May 24 at Mabrey Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held May 27 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with David Threet officiating. Interment followed in the Plumlee Cemetery.

He was born June 30, 1928 in Celina. He was a decorated Veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean War, spent his life career as a maintenance worker for the Corp of Engineers and was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by parents, Eulas N. and Georgia (Stone) Plumlee.

Surviving relatives include: sister, Margaret Cagle of Knoxville; nieces, Cathy Cagle, Becky Cagle, Margie Weatherford, Debbie Stanton, Betty Hart, Emily Chism and Jayne Ann Donaldson; nephews, Tommy Cagle, Gary Plumlee, Christopher Plumlee and James “Muscles” Plumlee; and several great nieces and nephews as well as other family members.

Card of Thanks

To our caring and great Clay County, I would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to our police dept., EMS and fire dept. for their response to our tragic need on March 20. Thank you to all who came to my home on that evening. Thank you Upton-Hay Funeral Home for the professional and courteous manner concerning the planning, viewing, funeral and burial. I would like to extend thanks to all who called, sent cards, flowers, keepsakes and for donations in Larry’s memory. I would also like to thank everyone who brought or sent food to the funeral home and to my home. Also, thank, you for the delicious meal awaiting all of us at my home after the burial and the wonderful ladies who served. Thank you to all who visited at the funeral home and for hugs and comforting words. I am especially thankful to all who have been praying and still are because I know God will give us strength.

Larry and I loved each other for 50 years. We were married for 46 years.


Gail and the family of

Larry Lee Smith

Card of Thanks

The family of Michael McCormick wants to say a special thank you to: Celina Health and Rehab, Upton-Hay Funeral Home and Craig Ogletree. As well as family and friends who donated food, flowers and money. Your love and support were greatly appreciated.


Shirley McCormick, Gary McCormick and Kay Gore.



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