Obituaries 8-20-19

Thelma Mitchell

Thelma Mitchell, 82, of Celina passed away Aug. 6 at the Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Nathan Sherrell officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Ronnie Smith, David Craighead, Lee Craighead, Rick Poindexter, Shaun Short and Tillman Netherton.

She was born Dec. 21, 1936 in Clay County. She worked in the manufacturing industry as a sewing machine operator; she loved spending time with her family and friends and was a faithful member of the Union Hill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Glen Mitchell.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Ronnie Smith and Donnie Smith, both of Indianapolis, IN; daughters, Connie Poindexter and husband, Rick and Wannie Craighead and husband, David, all of Moss; brothers, Delmer Jenkins and Delmous Jenkins and wife, Louise, all of Celina; sister, Delma Crawford of Celina; grandchildren, Mandy Fox, Wendy Madon, Shaun Short, Lee Craighead, Amber Netherton, Jeremiah Smith, Christopher Smith and Dustin Smith; great grandchildren, Gabbi and Sterling Fox, Lyra, Gatlin and Lawson Craighead, Kaylenn Short, Brooke and Seth Madon; and many other friends and neighbors.

Harold Hayes Stone

Harold Hayes Stone, 88, of Celina passed away Aug. 11 at his home. Funeral services were held Aug. 13 at the Beech Bethany Church of Christ with Larry Sawyer officiating. Interment followed in the John H. Stone Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Dirk Stroll, Dannie Mast, Andrew Mast, Toby Beachy, Jarius Beachy and Andy Beachy. Honorary pallbearers were: Huel Boles, Billy Ray Atchley, Dick Parrigin, James Eads, Leon Watson, Jerry Brown and Kenneth Hamilton.

He was born March 5, 1931 in Celina. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War period, a Director for Farm Bureau for 33 years, a founding member of the Clay County Cattleman’s Association and the Clay County Rescue Squad. He was a farmer, hunter, he loved cooking and was a faithful member of the Beech Bethany Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by parents, Amos T. and Gladys (Smith) Stone; wife, Ruth Stone; and sisters, Ruby Scott, Ardie Copas and Evelyn Stone.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Glenn Stone and wife, Tina and Danny Stone and wife, Sketter, all of Celina; grandchildren, Matthew Stone and Jordan Hampton and husband, Chris; step grandchildren, Tyler Thompson, Tara Copess and Teia Davis; special great grandchildren, Will and Elsie Hampton; and many other family, friends and neighbors.

The Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ralph Douglas Broyles

Ralph Douglas Broyles, 82, of Cookeville TN passed from this life Aug. 13, 2019 at his home in Cookeville. He was born January 21, 1937 in Sparta, TN. Ralph graduated from White County High School in 1955. He played football at the University of Tennessee and finished his football career as a Golden Eagle at Tennessee Tech in 1961, where he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2011. He married the love of his life Patricia Ann Stanakis Broyles on December 22, 1957 and celebrated over 60 wonderful years together. They had three children, Douglas Dewayne (Cyndi), Lafayette, TN; Kimberly Anne (Robert) Agee, Cookeville, TN; Kevin Ralph (Susie), Cookeville, TN. Ralph was the son of the late William Ray and Mattie Lula Bradley Broyles of Sparta, TN. Ralph was preceded in death by his wife Patsy, his oldest sibling Roberta, and his parents Ray and Lula. His surviving siblings are Kenneth (Martha Sue), Sparta, TN; Martha Jo Vaughn, Sparta TN; James (Betsy), Carthage, TN; and Leon (Martha Jane), Sparta, TN. Ralph has 7 grandchildren. Peyton (Logan) Broyles, Morgan (Jesse) McDowell; Andrew (Krissie) Agee; Robert (future wife Lexi) Agee; Joseph Agee; Jimmy (Sara) Hill; Ashley (Jordan) Purdy. He also had 7 great grandchildren. (Doug) Jaxon and Payson Agee, Bo Broyles. (Kim) Tucker Agee. (Kevin) Roane, Abram and Hattie Hill, J.P Purdy. Ralph moved to Gainesboro after he and Patsy married and started his career with Farm Bureau the day after he graduated college and retired with over 40 years of service. He was a member of the Lions Club and served in many other community functions. He was also a board member for Citizens Bank for many years. Ralph was a loving husband and devoted father. He loved the Lord and led his life according to his teachings. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Gainesboro where he was a leader in the church and sang in the choir.

The family will hold a private graveside service.

There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony on Aug. 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Gainesboro for everyone who would like to attend.

The family would like to thank all the caregivers who loved and cared for Daddy for many years.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Card of Thanks

A special thanks to Upton-Hay Funeral Home for their compassionate care and professional manner in which they conducted the service. To Bro. David Threet for his comforting words and a beautiful service. To the pallbearers which were members of Canton Lodge 481. To Clay Co. EMS and Livingston Regional Hospital, ER doctors and staff for the care and respect shown for Tony and our family. Thanks to Dr. Kenneth Beaty and staff for many years of care given to Tony. Thanks for the prayers, phone calls, visits, cards, flowers, donations and food brought to the funeral home. The ladies from Beech Bethany Church of Christ who prepared the wonderful meal. Thanks to Clay County Volunteer Rescue Squad for their final call for Tony. Thanks for the love and support of family and friends. Again, thank you to each of you. This will never be forgotten.

The family of Tony Netherton

Margaret Netherton

Kenny and Judy Meadows and Family

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