Marie Biles Johnson
Marie Biles Johnson, 88, of Red Boiling Springs passed away Dec. 29 at Knollwood in Lafayette. Funeral services were held Jan. 2 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Jimmy Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Smith Chapel Cemetery.
Marie Biles Johnson was born May 8, 1924 in Clay County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Leonard Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents Newton Newt and Nellie Davis Biles; husband Avery Johnson; daughter-in-law Thelma Johnson; son-in-law Bobby Halliburton; sister Moline Dillard; and brothers Andy, Fred and Clarence Biles.
Surviving relatives include daughters Linda Halliburton Turner and husband Connie of Savannah, GA, Pam Colter and husband Thomas of Lafayette, Diana Smith and husband Timmy of Red Boiling Springs and Vickie King and husband Mark of Moss; sons Terry Johnson of Oak Grove Community and Elton Johnson and wife Nancy of Murfreesboro; brother-in-law Paul Dillard of Portland; 13 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jeff Halliburton, Avery Johnson, Lee Johnson, Kyle Towry, Brylee Smith, Kason Wheeler, James Stafford and Stacey Jones.
Joe Fred Pedigo
Joe Fred Pedigo, 67, of Hermitage Springs passed away Dec. 24 at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville, KY. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at the Upton Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Pedigo Cemetery.
Joe Fred Pedigo was born Oct. 31, 1945 in Clay County. He graduated from Tennessee Tech with a bachelor’s degree. He was a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents Poza D. and Melvena (York) Pedigo.
Surviving relatives include his wife Betty Ann Pedigo of Hermitage Springs; daughter Sherry Myatt and husband Jesse of Mt. Juliet; sisters Ina Ruth Pulley of Nashville, Lucille Carlisle and Mary Nell Lynn and husband Joe of Hermitage Springs; and grandchildren Hailey and Holden Myatt.
Pallbearers were Benny Carlisle, Tommy Carlisle, Charles King, Paul King, George Gentry, Jack Lynn and Glen Emmert.
Memorial contributions are to be made to the Pedigo Cemetery Memorial Fund by contacting the offices of Upton Funeral Home.
Freda Karen King
Freda Karen King, 55, of Celina passed away Dec. 23 at her residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at the Upton Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Grover C. Rich Cemetery.
Freda Karen King was born Nov. 30, 1957 in Clay County. She was a local restaurant owner and a member of the Cave Springs Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her son Jason Glenn Cunningham.
Surviving relatives include her parents James and Martha Strong of Celina; husband Joseph Darrel King of Celina; sons Dr. Jeffery Cunningham of Memphis and Jason Andrew King of Celina; daughter Larissa Dawn Key and husband Josh of Celina; brothers Donald Strong and wife Patsy of Celina, James Ronald Strong and wife Cindy of Baxter and Ricky Edwin Strong of Gainesboro; special children Samual and Elizabeth Goney; and grandson Noah Bradlee Key.
James Clay Waddell
James Clay Waddell, 74, of Chattanooga, formerly of Celina passed away Dec. 18 at the Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. Funeral services were held Dec. 29 at the Upton Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Fitzgerald Cemetery.
James Clay Waddell was born Aug. 6, 1938 in Clay County. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ and attended the Celina Church of Christ in his youth.
He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Bedford Waddell and Inez Nelma (Swann) Mytinger; and his son John Gordon Waddell.
Surviving relatives include son Eric Waddell of Dalton, GA; brothers Gary Thomas Waddell of Carmel, IN and Steve Waddell of Cartersville, GA; half sister Melissa Waddell of Tennessee; and nieces and nephew Christopher, Jennifer and Ginger.
Gary Lane Copas
Antique Store Owner
Gary Lane Copas, 62, of Red Boiling Springs passed away Jan. 1 at the Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette. Funeral services and interment were held Jan. 3 from the Smith Chapel Cemetery in Red Boiling Springs with Bro. Tim White officiating.
Gary Lane Copas was born May 24, 1950 in Macon County. He was the owner and operator of Unique Antiques in Red Boiling Springs for eight years and a member of the Calvary Christian Assembly in Tompkinsville, KY.
He was preceded in death by his parents Less and Winnie Plumlee Copas; wife Carol Rebecca Copas; sister Alma Goad; and brothers Dan, Kenneth, Don and Paul Copas.
Surviving relatives include daughters Megan and Hayley Copas both of Celina; son Garan Copas of Westmoreland; brothers David Copas and wife Mary Jo of Lafayette and Tommy Copas and wife Kathy of Red Boiling Springs.
Honorary pallbearers were Mark Copas, Robert Collins and Charles Adams.
Active pallbearers were Justin Copas, Cale Copas, Larry Copas, Kent Copas, Randy Goolsby and Dale Armor.
Arrangements made by Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs.
Gladys Hazel Davis
Willard Rancil Cherry
Willard Rancil Cherry, 78, of Red Boiling Springs passed away Dec. 23 at his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 28 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Lance Reynolds officiating. Interment followed in the Jonestown Cemetery in the Union Hill Community of Clay County.
Willard Rancil Cherry was born Jan. 29, 1934 in Clay County. He was a business owner and of the Church of Christ faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents Abraham Mack and Mandy Bailey (Jones) Cherry.
Surviving relatives include his wife Georgia Cherry of Red Boiling Springs; sons James R. Cherry of Red Boiling Springs, Michael J. Cherry of Red Boiling Springs and David L. Cherry of Red Boiling Springs; daughters Kay McKinney of Fountain Town, IN and Toni Cherry-Ganoff of Avon, IN; sister Genieve Campbell of Acton, IN; and nine grandchildren.
Jesse Lynn Watson
Jesse Lynn Watson, 26, of Lagrange, GA and formerly of Red Boiling Springs passed away Dec. 23 at his residence. Funeral services were held Dec. 29 from the chapel of the Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Bro. Steve White officiating. Interment followed in the Bethany Cemetery.
Jesse Lynn Watson was born July 19, 1986 in Smith County. He was employed with Sewon of America Mfg. in Lagrange, GA.
Surviving relatives include his parents James Watson of Franklin, GA and Kay Wilder of Lafayette; daughter Alexis Watson; son Dameon Watson both of Red Boiling Springs; Kay Wilders companion Joe Harrison of Lafayette; step-mother LaDonna Watson of Franklin, GA; brothers and sister-in-law Jimmy Watson and wife Chelsea of Lafayette, Jarred Watson of Franklin, GA; sisters and brother-in-law LaTasha Rich and husband Jeff of Murfreesboro, Codie Simmons of Murfreesboro, Jordan Watson of Franklin, GA and Page Harrson of Lafayette.
Pallbearers were Justin Davis, Scott Key, Cody Garnett, Randall Hudgins, Frog York, Garrett Hudson, Lee Shaw and Bandy Ford.
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