Obituaries 10/20/20

Charles Whitson Moore Jr.

Charles Whitson Moore Jr., 92, of Celina, passed away Oct. 13 at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage. Funeral services were held Oct. 17 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Adam King officiating. Interment followed in the Moore Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Danny Moore, Dennis Moore, Darrell Moore, Austin Moore, Nathan Moore and Odie Moore. Honorary pallbearer was Daniel Hawthorne.

He was born Oct. 11, 1928 in Clay County. He spent the majority of his adult life as a carpenter and a building contractor. He enjoyed bowling, loved to travel, had a knack for woodworking and did all the above while listening to bluegrass music.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Charles and Lissie (Copas) Moore; wives, Jean (Denton) Moore and Polly Brady (Barlow) Moore, brother, Otis Moore; and sisters, Opal Henson and Mable Whittemore.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Danny Moore and wife, Terry of Martinsville, Ind., Dennis Moore and wife, Brenda of Moss and Darrell Moore and wife, Jennifer of Bethpage; brothers, Clyde Moore of Celina and Don Moore of Goodlettsville; sister, Doris Taylor of Greenwood, Ind.; grandchildren, Austin Moore, Nathan Moore, Sarah Hawthorne and John Odie Moore; eight great-grandchildren, special friend, Betty Sue Smith; and a host of friends and neighbors.

Luther Gaw McBride

Luther Gaw McBride, 77, of Hilham, passed away Oct. 13 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 16 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Jeff Hardy and Dennis McClain officiating. Interment followed in the Doc Hall Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Joe Boles, Wayne Rich, Randall McClain, Dennis McClain, Joe Felix, Eric Stafford and Cody Stafford. Honorary pallbearers were David Boles, Rat Westmoreland, Champ McClain and Chad McBride.

He was born Jan. 15, 1943 in Clay County. He was a foreman for W&O Construction; he helped to build the sewer plant for the City of Celina, as well as the building for the local Post Office. He enjoyed baseball and listening to bluegrass music.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Jack and Vewey (Gilpatrick) McBride; wife, Bertha Elizabeth (Pennington) McBride; brother, Turner McBride; sisters, Opal Spivey and Dorothy McClain; nephews, Miner Earl, Doug and Malcolm Spivey and Marlin McClain.

Surviving relatives include: sister-in-law, Cathy McBride; nephews, Joe Felix Spivey and wife, Nell, Champ McClain and wife, Debbie, Randall McClain and wife, Nancy, Dennis McClain and wife, Anita, Chad McBride and wife, Tammy; nieces, Joyce Strong and husband, Steven, Jean Allen and husband, Johnny, Gail Long and husband, Ronnie, Gin Scantland and husband, Dale, Betty Plumlee and husband, Gary, Hilda Pruitt and husband, Doug, Kay Scott and husband, Jerry, Sue Daily and Elaine Stafford; special nephew, Harold Champ Pennington; special friend, Judy Huston; and a host of friends and neighbors.

John W. Eads

John W. Eads, 89, of Celina, passed away Oct. 14 at Celina Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 17 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Kevin Donaldson officiating. Interment followed in the Pitcock Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Adam Sims, Danny Rich, David Rich, Jason Rich and David Phillips.

He was born Sept. 22, 1931 in Cumberland County, Ky. He enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War, worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers, worked on tractors and lawnmowers and enjoyed watching NASCAR racing.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Easton and Rhea (Thrasher) Eads; wife, Hettie Lou (Sims) Eads; and brothers, Ray and Sammy Eads.

Surviving relatives include: son, Robert Eads and wife, Lori of Cookeville; daughter, Vonda McLerran of Celina; brother Raymond Eads and wife, Janice; sisters, Gena Clark and husband, Jack and Thelma Smothers; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and neighbors.

 

 

 

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