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Obituaries 1-11-22

Billy Smith

Billy Smith, 59, of Hilham, passed away Jan. 2 at the Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital. Funeral services were held Jan. 5 from the Chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Derek Copeland officiating. Interment followed in the Smith Family Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 28, 1962 in Livingston. He was the Tax Assessor for Clay Co. for many years. He attended the Livingston First Freewill Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Robert Castro and Virginia (Capps) Smith.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Cheryl Smith; daughter, Carla Grace and husband, Mark; sons, Billy Smith Jr. and wife, Brittany, Jason Bilbrey and wife, Star and Anthony Smith and wife, Jane; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild; sisters, Shirley Parton and husband, Greg and Gwen Gore and husband, Roy; and a host of family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home of Celina was in charge of arrangements.

Christine Allison Lacy

Christine Allison Lacy, 94, of Celina, passed away Dec. 30 at her residence. Graveside services were held in Ada Oklahoma. A visitation was held at the Hall Funeral Home of Celina on Jan. 3 with Bro. Kenny Westmoreland speaking.

She was born Oct. 15, 1927 in Seminole OK. She retired from the Clay County Health Department and was a native of Oklahome and a member of the Chickasaw Tribe.

She was preceded in death by: parents, Elbert and Mable (Miller) Herion; husband, William “Bill” Lacy; son, James Kelly Lacy; step daughter, Mary Ellen Chambers; and an infant brother who past at birth.

Surviving relatives include: sons, Hershel Lacy and wife, Joyce of Celina, Raymond Lacy and wife, Wanda of Knoxville and Larry Lacy and wife, Carol of Celina; daughter, Jean Alice Smith and husband, Frank of Celina; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; seven great, great grandchildren; sister, Paula Johnson of Wichita, KS; half sister, Martha L. Herion of GA; and a host of other family and friends.

Hall Funeral Home of Celina was in charge of arrangements.

Hugh Tim Cherry

Hugh Tim Cherry, 70, of Moss, passed away Dec. 31 at The Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral services were held Jan. 3 in the Chapel of the Upton Hay Funeral Home with Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Moss Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 14, 1951 in Monroe Co. KY. He worked as a supervisor at Crotty until it closed and then went to work for the County Sheriff’s Office as the cook. He enjoyed bluegrass music, loved going to those type of festivals. Oddly as it sounds, he had a passion for farming and working in tobacco.

He was preceded in death by: father, Omas Cordell; and sisters, Lena Geralds, Runell Kemp and Carol Sue Cherry.

Surviving relatives include: spouse, Donnita (Brown) Cherry; son, Hugh Brian (Beverly) Cherry; daughter, Deanna (William) Cherry; granddaughters, Brooklyn (Cody) Collins and Bridget Cherry; great grandson, Kyler Collins; brother, Travis (Shirley) Cherry; sisters, Geneal Rich and Inez Copass; and a host of friends and neighbors.

Pallbearers were Mike Goolsby, James Hamilton, Gary Plumlee, William Cherry, Cody Collins and Mike Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Delbert Sweezy, Terry Cross and Adrian Brady.

Upton Hay Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Freddie Lee Hatcher

Freddie Lee Hatcher, 62, of the Union Hill Community, passed away Jan. 4 at the Bristol Regional Health Care in Bristol. Funeral services were held Jan. 10 from the Chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Joseph Henson officiating. Interment followed in the Pricetown Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 18, 1959 in Red Boiling Springs. He was a construction worker and he laid floor covering.

He was preceded in death by: parents, Amo and Jewell (Cross) Hatcher; sisters, Ann Davis, Captola Hatcher and Betty Hatcher; and brothers, Robert Hatcher and Arno Hatcher.

Surviving relatives include: wife, Debbie (Henson) Hatcher; sons, Curtis Hatcher and wife, Anita, Christopher Hatcher and Cary Hatcher; sister, Creola Smith and husband, Ronnie; brother, Eddie Hatcher; grandson, Colt Hatcher; grandson on the way, Baylor Hatcher; and granddaughter, Emma Plumlee.

Pallbearers were Craig Copess, Shawn Hatcher, T.J. Crawford, James Hatcher, Peewee Smith and Matthew Smith.

Hall Funeral Home of Celina was in charge of arrangements.

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