Obituaries 11/17/20

Cathy Beechboard Dailey

Cathy Beechboard Dailey, 64, of Celina, passed away Nov. 7 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Nov. 9 in the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Ules Hammock officiating. Interment followed in the Turkeytown Cemetery. Family and friends served as active pallbearers.

She was born Dec. 2, 1955 in Clay County. She was a homemaker; she loved the church and enjoyed the congregational singing.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Fowler and Thelma (Boles) Beechboard; husband, James Dailey; brother, Leon Beechboard; nephew, Edward Tidwell; and special friend Luther Hammock.

She is survived by: brother, Carl and (Sherry) Beechboard; sister, Pearlie (Jerry) Tidwell; sister-in-law, Judy Beechboard; nephew, Joey Beechboard; nieces, Mindy Johnson (Tommy), Megan Beechboard and fiancé Matt Rich and Karen Tidwell; great-nephews, Ethan Beechboard, Jayce, Jhett and Jamesyn Johnson and Micah Rich; great-niece, Jalee Johnson; and a host of friends and neighbors.



Wilma Ann Phillips

Wilma Ann Brown Phillips, 79, of the Hardys Chapel community, passed away Nov. 6 at the Bethesda Health Care Center. Graveside services were held Nov. 9 at the Arlington Cemetery in Putnam County.

She was born Dec. 15, 1940 in Celina. She was a 1959 graduate of Clay County High School and a member of the Netherland Church of Christ. She worked in the office at Cookeville Regional as a Dietary Aide.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Joe M. and Norma Gray Brown; and brother, Joe Brown.

Surviving relatives include: husband, Thomas Phillips; daughters, Rhonda Meyers and husband, Oralee of Clarksville and Deborah Sherfield; grandchildren, April Furcean, Tabitha Norden, Sabrina Randolph and Brittany Gribble; great-grandchildren, Emily Furcean, Alexander Furcean, Ethan Norden, Isabella Clark, Braylon Hankerson and Alysia Gribble and sister, Brenda Goins.

Speck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pauline Fisher

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Pauline “Polly” Fisher, 89, of Cookeville and formerly of Cherokee, NC, was held Nov. 11 in the chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rev. Thom McCulley and Chaplain Melinda Bilbrey officiating. Her family received friends on Wednesday until time of services.

There were additional services held Nov. 13 at Crisp Funeral Home in Bryson City, NC with visitation prior to the services. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery.

Polly passed away Monday afternoon, Nov. 9, 2020 in Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born Wednesday, June 18, 1931 in Cherokee, NC to the late Curtis and Lona Parker Cooper.

Polly Formerly worked with the UT Extension Offices in Clay County. She was a member of Trinity Assembly in Algood, TN.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bartlett Harold Fisher Sr., sons, Michael Lee Fisher and Harold Bartlett Fisher, Jr.; sister, Joan Lambert; and four brothers, C.J., Harry, Richard and Kelly Cooper.

Surviviors include her daughter, Judy (Ronnie) Smith of Maynard, AR: grandchildren, Paul (Amy) Bailey, Tara Sargent and LaTonya Fisher; great-grandchildren, Jordan Bailey, Korry (Tyler) Cole, Caleb Bailey, Nichole Sargent and Braxton Fisher; great–great grandson, Liam Cole; and sister, Maxine Hyde of Cherokee, NC.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home (931) 526-6111. You may share your thoughts and memories at


Card of Thanks

The family of Luther Gaw McBride would like to express our appreciation to those who offered such kindness, sympathy and comfort in our time of loss.

A thanks also to the Cookeville Regional Medical Center, Upton-Hay Funeral Home and Overton County Health and Rehab.

A special thanks to the officiate: Jeff Hardy; and the pallbearers. Dennis McClain, Joe Felix Spivey, Wayne Rich, Cody Stafford, Joe Donald Boles, Randall McClain and Eric Stafford.

If we have for any reason failed to mention anyone, please accept our apology.

The McBride Family


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