Syble McDonald Carter
Syble McDonald Carter, 88, of Gordonsville passed away on April 11 at Livingston Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on April 13 at the Granville United Methodist Church with Bro. Dickie Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Granville Cemetery.
Syble McDonald Carter was born on Dec. 25, 1923. She was a graduate of Carthage High School, worked on aircrafts, taught school before working at Nashville Credit Bureau as a bookkeeper and later working as a beautician in Carthage on the square.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Edgar Swain and Maggie Lee Lundy McDonald; husband, L.B. Carter; sisters, Robbie Hawks and Linnie McDonald; and brother, Howard McDonald.
Surviving relatives include: her sister, Mary McDonald Jackson; brother, Ed McDonald and wife Jewel; step-daughter, Connie Carter; and step-granddaughter, Tara Rueger and husband James.
Keith Alan Farley
Keith Alan Farley, 50, of Pleasant Shade passed away on April 1. He will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date which will be posted in the obituaries. Bass Funeral Home was in charge.
Keith Alan Farley was born on Nov. 26, 1961 in Oak Park, IL. He lived in Smith County for the last five years where he worked construction.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Laura M. Farley; children, Michelle Garcia and husband Richard of Chino, CA, Marsha Trujillo and husband George of Pomono, CA and Samantha Farley of Pleasant Shade; grandson, Jacob Trujillo of Pomono, CA; father and step-mother; Spencer and Pat Farley of Pleasant Shade; mother, Jean Carol “Sue” Riddle of Atlanta, GA; and brothers, Kevin Farley and Spencer John Farley, II, both of Atlanta,GA.
Betty Jo Byrd Meadows
Betty Jo Byrd Meadows, 75, of Lebanon passed away on April 16 at the University Medical Center. Funeral services were held on April 19 at the Highland Heights Church of Christ with Bro. Michael Grooms, Bro. Barry Keene and Bro. P.J. Hicks officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers included: Chris Stonecipher, Josh Johnson, James Meadows, Jacob Ingram, Tyler Ingram and Trey Waldrop.
Betty Jo Byrd Meadows was born on April 2, 1937 in Manchester, GA. She was retired from Toshiba and a member of the Highland Heights Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by: her parents, Jack Gillespie Byrd, Sr. and Eva Butts Byrd; husband, James Masco Meadows, Sr.; son, James M. Meadows, Jr. and brother Jack G. Byrd, Jr.
Surviving relatives include: her children, Wacia Hoppe and husband Rick of Gallatin; Marsha Waldrop and husband Rick of Mt. Juliet and Robin Meadows and wife Lora of Cookeville; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Andrew Jackson “Andy” Clark
Andrew Jackson “Andy” Clark, 61, passed away on April 15 at his home in Gainesboro. The family has chosen cremation and Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Andrew Jackson “Andy” Clark was born on Aug. 19, 1950 in Jackson County. He was a truck driver and a member of the Church of Christ.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, Andrew Jackson Clark and Ann Moore Clark; and sister, Patricia Porter.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Charlotte Ann Clark of Gainesboro; half-sisters, Betty Dailey of Gainesboro, Jane Sawyer of Nashville and Amelia Pierce of Shelbyville.
Velma R. Smith
Velma R. Smith, 88, of Gainesboro passed away on April 16 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on April 18 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Scott officiating. Interment followed in the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery.
Velma R. Smith was born on Feb. 20, 1924 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by: her husband, George Morgan Smith; parents, John Parish Richardson and Buina Hamlet Richardson; son, Johnny Benton Smith; daughters, Willie Pearl Smith and Gladys Jones; grandson, Ronnie Wilson Hicks, Jr.; brothers, Robert Odell Richardson and Joel Richardson; and sister, Willie Scantland.
Surviving relatives include: daughters, Rose Keith of Cookeville, Anna Scott and husband Andy of Gainesboro, Jo Boles of Gainesboro, Georgia Bartlett of Cookeville and Mattie Lou Norris of Detroit, MI; brothers, Dalton Lee Richardson and wife Janie of Gainesboro and Ben Richardson of Gainesboro; sisters, Doris Chaffin Richardson and Dorothy Tubbs, both of Gainesboro; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Bennett “Benny” Reed
Bennett “Benny” Reed, 78, of Gainesboro passed away on April 15 at Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro. The family has chosen cremation and Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Bennett “Benny” Reed was born on Oct. 2, 1933 in Detroit, MI. He was a mechanic, retired from Pepsi Cola of Detroit, MI and served in the U.S. Army.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, William Reed and Rena Bennett Reed; daughter, Angela M. Reed Cassetty; and two brothers.
Surviving relatives include: his wife, Reba (Elaine) Reed of Gainesboro; son, Kevin Reed of St. Clair Shores, MI; son-in-law, John Cassetty of Gainesboro; and grandchildren, Emma and Evin of St. Clair Shores, MI and Ian of Gainesboro.
James Chadwick “Chad” Flatt
James Chadwick “Chad” Flatt, 35, of Cookeville passed away on April 18 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on April 22 at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Fox officiating. Interment followed in Curry’s Chapel Cemetery in Jackson County.
James Chadwick “Chad” Flatt was born on Dec. 7, 1976. He was a sales representative with Capital City Bolt and Screw Company in Nashville, loved the outdoors and was an avid deer hunter.
He is preceded in death by; his maternal grandfather, Jimmy J. Sliger; and paternal grandparents, Sewell and Ruby Flatt.
Surviving relatives include: his parents, James Howard Flatt of Cookeville and Anna “Ann” Elizabeth Sliger Flatt of Algood; sisters, Sheila Hines and husband James of Whitleyville and Sherry Hooten of Algood; maternal grandmother, Mary Lee Sliger of Algood; niece, Makala Ann Hooten; fiancée, Alicia Adair; several aunts, uncles and extended family; and his favorite canines, Perue and Persia.
Card Of Thanks
We would like to thank our friends and neighbors for food, phone calls, visitations, cards and flowers. We also want to thank Caris Health Care for their care for our dear loved one. Also, thank you to Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home for the service they provided. Thanks to the Haney’s and the Huffine’s for their service and a special thanks to Brother Hubert Jones.
The Family of Mrs. Mable Pryor
Blair, Mark, Randal and Linda.
Card Of Thanks
On Behalf of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, I wish to thank Tony and Hanna Horseman for their help in boarding a lost horse while we were able to find a home for it. They took this horse in at their own expense.