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Obituaries 7/27/21

Onita Rich

Onita Rich, 82, of Whitleyville, passed away on July 14 at her residence. She spent her adult life cooking. Her hobbies other than cooking were reading, yard work, and volunteering at the Head Start. She cooked at both Jackson County and Clay County Hospitals. She finished out her career cooking for the Clay County Sheriff’s Department. Funeral services were held on July 17 in the chapel of The Upton-Hay Funeral Home.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Bedford and Mary Elizabeth (Crawford) Asberry; husband, Dow Rich; and three brothers and sisters.

She is survived by four daughters, Maragret Gregory, Mary (Randy) Bean, Martha (Kelvin) Massengille and Laura (Barry) Moss; five grandchildren, Chris Gregory, Phillip Gregory, Corey Moss, Rob Bean and Caleb Moss; nine great grandchildren; one great- great grandchild; two brothers, H.G. and Gary Asberry; and one sister, Opal Tucker, as well as a host of friends and neighbors that will mourn her passing.

Caleb Moss, Corey Moss, Chris Gregory, Rob Bean, Peyton Moore and Phillip Gregory served as pallbearers.



Joseph “Jody” Hayden Meadows

Joseph “Jody” Hayden Meadows, age 50, of Hermitage Springs, passed away July 18 at his residence. Funeral services were held on July 22 from the chapel of Anderson & Sons Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs.

He graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. He was a warehouse superintendent at Nystar TN Mines in Gordonsville and was a member of the Oak Grove Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie “Dude” Meadows and wife, Elwanda Rush Meadows.

He was survived by his wife, Pamela Roberts, children; Erin and Andrew Meadows and a host of family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.



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