Thomas Randall “Randy” Wilder
Funeral services were held Dec. 20 in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Rec. Jeff Wright officiating. Graveside services and interment were held Dec. 22 in New Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in West Monroe, LA, with Rev. Perry Lassiter officiating.
Thomas Randall “Randy” Wilder was born March 28, 1960 in Ouachita Parrish, LA. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church in Cookeville where for the past 10 years has served as Music Director. He was a former long time member and Music Director at New Hope Baptist Church in Gainesboro. He loved Christ, his family, music and outdoor sports.
He was preceded in death by his sister Anne McLemore.
Surviving relatives include his parents Thomas Hugh and Olive Elizabeth “Beth” Sanford Wilder; his wife Lisa Lyles Wilder; three daughters and a son-in-law Bethany and Nick Rodgers, Peyton Wilder and Reagan Wilder; grandson Aaron Smith Rodgers; two sisters and brothers-in-law Nancy and Terry Trapp; Vicki and Jimmy Coulter; father-in-law and mother-in-law Tom and Brenda Lyles; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Darryl and Kim Lyles and numerous nieces, great nieces, nephews and great nephews.
Col. Edgar Lee Jackson
Retired Colonel USAF
Edgar Jackson, 97, a resident of Montgomery, IL, a former 45-year resident of Naperville, IL, died Sunday, Dec. 16, at The Bickford of Oswego. He was born May 21, 1915, in Jackson County (Gainesboro).
Loving husband of Ruth Bannister Jackson, whom he married Dec. 30, 1944, loving father of Patricia and husband Dennis Quinn-Buchta of St. Helen, MI, and Frank and wife Patricia Jackson of Montgomery, IL, adored grandfather of Daniel and wife Kathleen Quinn and Laura and husband Danny Stevens, cherished great-grandfather of Samantha Stevens; Liam and Cameron Quinn, devoted son of the late Perry Lee and Edna Kinnard Jackson, dear brother of Grace Jackson of Gainesboro, and the late Etta Clyde and husband Robert M. Brown, Charles ‘Joe’ and wife Georgia Jackson, Russell and wife Laurine Jackson and Perry and wife Maude Jackson Jr., brother-in-law of James D. and wife Christine Bannister of Plainfield, IL, and the late Elaine Ferry and George F. Bannister, fond uncle of many.
A 1940 graduate of Jackson County High School, he enlisted in the Air Corps in Sept. 1940.
Edgar served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theater during World War II and later served in the Air Force Reserves, retiring Aug. 1972 as a lieutenant colonel and later returning as a commander and consultant, retiring as a colonel in May 1978.
Edgar was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross at a bomber base in England, where he served as a bombardier on a Liberator bomber. He completed 32 bombing missions and wore the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters.
In World War II, Lieutenant Edgar was on the B-24 Liberator Four Engine Bombardment Aircraft and flew 32 Combat Missions over enemy occupied area with 8th Air Force in England.
In the Korea War, Edgar was with the U.S. Air Force Material L Division.
In the Vietnam War, Edgar was with the U.S. Air Force Mobility Command.
In Desert Storm, Edgar was a consultant.
Active Military time served was 36 years.
Edgar also worked as an accountant at United Airlines for many years. He was a former member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Naperville and a current member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Oswego, IL. Edgar was also was a member of The Retired Officer’s Association (TROA) and a Civil Defense volunteer. He enjoyed ham radio.
Funeral Services were Wednesday, Dec. 19, 10 a.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL, with Rev. David Hankus officiating. Interment was in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville, IL. Memorials can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL, 60606, 630-522-4774, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
V. Anita Solomon
V. Anita Solomon, 59, passed away Dec. 15 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery.
V. Anita Solomon was born Jan. 2, 1953 in Jackson County. She was an office manager, mother and homemaker. She was a member of the Cubb Creek Church of Christ and attended McCoinsville Church of Christ.
Surviving relatives include her husband James Franklin Solomon of Gainesboro; sons Stephen and wife Laura Solomon of Cookeville, and Paul Solomon of Gainesboro, and his fiancée Beverly Agee of Red Boiling Springs; grandchildren Eva C. Solomon, Brianna Solomon and Trenton Solomon; her parents Raymond and Louise Roberts of Gainesboro; one brother Timothy Raymond Roberts of Gainesboro; special cousin Carolyn Blackmore of Cross Plains and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Billy R. Scott
Billy R. Scott, 66, passed away Dec. 16 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. John Mabery and Bro. Jack Honeycutt officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery
Billy R. Scott was born Feb. 9, 1946 in Jackson County. He was a retired businessman and previously served as Jackson County Trustee. He was a member of the board of directors of UCEMC and Happy Haven Home. He was a member of the Center Grove Church of Christ and served as a deacon.
He was preceded in death by his parents Avertt Scott and Ruby Pigg Scott; brothers Melvin Scott, James U.L. Scott and Odell Scott and two sisters Dorothy Scott and Mattie Jo Jones.
Surviving relatives include his wife Patsy Smith Scott of Gainesboro; son Gregory Scott of Gainesboro; sisters Judy Scott, Frances and husband Kenneth Luck and Aline Allen all of Gainesboro and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Hazel Lucille Horn Langford
Hazel Lucille Horn Langford, 66, of Cookeville passed away Dec. 14. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Griner officiating. Interment followed at the Sand Springs Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Hazel Lucille Horn Langford was born Nov. 24, 1946, in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and a Southern Baptist in faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents Grover (Tob) and Ova Ellis Denson; first husband Bob Lee Horn; sisters Ozetta Maxwell, Katherine Haney and Betty Thompson; and brother John Denson.
Surviving relatives include her husband Hurmon Langford of Cookeville; daughter and son-in-law Kathleen and Roger Goolsby of Hardy’s Chapel; brothers Wilmoth Denson, Roger Denson and Jerry Denson, all of Cookeville, Lonzo Denson of Silver Point, Joe Denson of Monterey and Leon Denson of Cookeville; sisters Joyce Tayes of Cookeville, Wanda Dulworth of Hilham and Barbara Moss of Cookeville; grandchild Bobby Leland Goolsby of Hardy’s Chapel; brother-in-law Douglas Langford of Hardy’s Chapel; and sister-in-law Sandra and Gary Hobbs of Florida.
Connie Sue Locke
Connie Sue Locke, 57, passed away Dec. 19 at her residence in Gainesboro. Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery.
Connie Sue Locke was born April 9, 1955 in Clay County. She was a factory worker in the garment industry and member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jack D. Locke; her parents Benton Edward Tinsley and Mary Dailey Tinsley; son Jackie Dale Locke Jr. and sister Fannie Louise Tinsley.
Surviving relatives include daughter Jackie Sizemore; grandchildren Matthew Blake Sizemore, Kristen Nicole Sizemore and Destiny Grace Sizemore; brother Jimmy Edward and wife Kathy Tinsley; five sisters Janice Elise (Landon) Locke, Maymie and husband Joel hunter, Bonnie Locke, Betty and husband Jim Sizemore and Sharon Stafford; brother-in-law David Locke and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Edgar Jackson, 94, passed away Dec. 16, 2012 at The Bickford of Oswego. Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Naperville, IL with Rev. David Hankus officiating. Interment followed at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Edgar Jackson was born May 20, 1918 in Old Hickory. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII and later served in the Air Force Reserves, retiring in May 1978 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He also worked as an accountant at United Airlines for many years. He was a former member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Naperville and a current member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Oswego, IL. He was a member of the Retired Officer’s Association (TROA) and a Civil Defense volunteer. He also enjoyed ham radio.
He was the loving husband of Ruth Bannister Jackson; loving father of Patricia and husband Dennis Quinn-Buchta and Frank and wife Patricia Jackson; adored grandfather of Daniel and wife Kathleen Quinn and Laura and husband Danny Stevens; cherished great grandfather of Samantha Stevens, Liam and Cameron Quinn; devoted son of the late Perry and Edna Jackson; dear brother of Grace Jackson and the late Perry, Charles, Russell and Clyde; brother-in-law of James D. (Christine) Bannister and the late Elaine Ferry and George F. Bannister and a fond uncle of many.
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