Obituaries 2/9/21

Lucille Waddell Bowe Stellingwerf

Lucille Waddell Bowe Stellingwerf, 95, of Celina, passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. She was proceeded in death by her first husband, Jesse Cornell Bowe, Sr. (1980) and her second husband, Don Stellingwerf (2007); her parents, Willie and Lizzie Waddell.

Lucille was lovingly known by her family as Nana. She will be remembered by her children: Jeanna Boulware (George), Jesse Bowe (Sherry) and Jennifer Cummins, seven grandchildren: Brandy Whitehead (Darren), Rachel Aholt (Joe), Sarah Hackett, Chris Boulware (Erin), Cory Bowe (Courtney), Hunter Cummins and Emily Cummins: and eight great grandchildren. She also was loved by a special friend, Kelly Copley.

Lucille loved her family more than anything in this world. The only thing she loved more was God. She was happiest when she was around her family, laughing and carrying on. She always had a stash of snicker doodles in case of emergencies, and then of course there were the Santa Claus cookies! She enjoyed playing games and did not let her love for you get in the way of winning, well sometimes. She was a true woman of God and the most precious gift she gave her children was faith. We cannot imagine life without her but know we will see her again one day.

Due to COVID-19, a private funeral service for her family only was held graveside on Thursday February 4, 2021 with Darren Whitehead officiating.

Donations may be made to Eden-Smith Cemetery, c/o Martha Sue Murphy 5819 Celina Rd Hestand, KY 42151 or Churches of Christ Disaster Relief PO Box 111180 Nashville, TN 37222-1180.

The Upton-Hay Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms. Lucille Waddell Bowe Stellingwerf.

James T. Eads

James T. Eads, 85, of Celina, passed away Jan. 28 at his residence. Funeral services were held Jan. 31 from the Chapel of the Upton Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland and Craig Ogletree officiating. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Smith, Johnny Rich, Joey Rich, Marty Rich, Dale McLerran, Kent Trobaugh, Jon Kirk and Tom White.

He was born Feb. 2, 1935 in Clay County. He worked multiple jobs in many different capacities, he retired from the Tennessee Department of Transportation as a truck driver.

He was an active member of the Beech Bethany Church of Christ and a member of the Canton Lodge 481. He served in the Army during the end of the Korean War as a tank commander stationed in Germany. He restored old tractors, sat on the swing whittling with his friends, watching RFD, reunions with his army veterans and playing Rook.

He was preceded in death by: parents, David “Ell” and Geneva Blanche (Jones) Eads; brother-inlaw and sister, Bill and Geraldine Britton; niece, Leah Elisabeth Britton; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lewis (Lovell) Lawson.

Surviving relatives include: spouse, JoHelen Lawson Eads; daughters, Tracie (Vance) Mullins and Kristi Eads Melton; grandchildren, Wyatt and Annie Mullins; nephews, Mark (Sylvia) Britton and Thomas Britton; niece, Laurie (Joe) Vinson; and a host of friends and neighbors.

Willie Frank Hall

Willie Frank Hall, 93, of Hilham, passed away Jan. 31 at Seymour Crossing Nursing Home in Seymour, Ind. Graveside services were held on Feb. 4 from the Doc Hall Cemetery in Clay County with Bro. Bobby Bartlett officiating. Pallbearers were Corey McNew, Ronald Ellis, Estus Pennington, Junior Langford, Wayne Rich and Kenzie Adams.

He was born Sept. 26, 1927 in Celina. He was a member of the Baptist Ridge Church of Christ. He served in the US Army durig WWII and the Korean War. He received his GED in 2008 at the age of 80. Willie worked most of his life as an automobile mechanic. He last job was at Crotty in Gainesboro.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Jesse McCoy Hall and Ethel May Abney; wife, Alpha (Pennington) Hall; sisters, Opal Pennington, Nancy Lucien and Frona Bea Ellis; brother, Johnson McCoy Hall; and half brother, William “Bill” Hall.

Surviving relatives include: son, Steven L. Hall of Holiday, Fla.; daughter, Shirley McNew and husband, Brian of Seymour, Ind.; granddaughter, Alicia Dean and husband, Jody of Brooksville, Fla.; grandson, Corey McNew and wife, Janel of Seymour, Ind.; great-grandson, Anthony Paquette, Jayce Dean and Braxton McNew; sisters, Retha Pennington and Bessie Mobley; half-sisters, Sue Adams, Ruby Pennington and Jessie Shambaugh; and half-brother, Richard Hall and wife Avo.

Hall Funeral Home Celina was in charge of arrangements.

Kevin G. Withers

Kevin G. Withers, 53, of Celina, passed away Feb. 3 at his residence. Graveside services were held Feb. 5 from the Hogan Family Cemetery located on the family farm on Chester Hogan Road in the Pea Ridge Community with Michael Miller officiating.

He was born April 7, 1967 in Columbia, KY. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a truck driver.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Vickie Withers; son, Dustin Sells and wife, Brandy; daughter, Elizabeth Bradshaw and husband, Dustin; and grandchildren, Dayson Sells and Daxton Sells.

Hall Funeral Home Celina was in charge of arrangements.

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