Retired Truck Driver
Jimmy Stone, 70, passed away March 1 at his residence. Funeral services were held March 3 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Cubb Creek Cemetery. Jimmy Stone was born Jan. 13, 1945, in Jackson County, Tenn. He was a retired truck driver. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hooper and Mabel Hall Stone and one brother, Ben Stone. Surviving relatives include his wife, Patricia Stone of Whitleyville; one son J.B. (Nicki) Stone of Whitleyville; two daughters, Kim (Scott) Howard and Karla (Bobby) Jenkins, all of Whitleyville; eight grandchildren, Courtney (Lance) Hargis, Anthony Scantland, Joseph Scantland, Madison Stone, Makynli Stone, Marissa Stone, Lukas Jenkins and Kara Beth Jenkins; one great grandchild Caroline Hargis and one sister Jackie Stone of Whitleyville.
Joel Holmes, 74, passed away Feb. 26, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 3 at New Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Tom Lyles and Randy Heady officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery with full military honors. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Joel Holmes was born Oct. 5, 1940, in Worcester, Mass. He was a tax professional and a member of New Hope Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy as a pilot. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel Osborne Holmes Jr. and Margaret Hubbard Holmes and two infant siblings. Surviving relatives include his spouse, Norma Holmes, of Jackson Co. and formerly of Brown Co. Ind.; two daughters, Megan (Gary) Depping and Corrinne Joelle (Jason) Webb; seven grandchildren, Annabelle “Annie”, Gabriel “Gabe”, Abigail “Abby”, Samuel “Sam” and Elijah “Eli” Depping, Jacob and Jordyn Webb; one brother, Donald (Huong) Holmes; cousin Bill (Carol) Harmon; stepchildren, Tamara Clouse, Kimberly Morgan, Jon and Robert Harsch; several stepgrandchildren and step great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Abigail Melissa Nicole Steward
Abigail Melissa Nicole Steward, 6 weeks old, passed away March 2 at Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, Tenn. Funeral services were held March 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. Abigail Melissa Nicole Steward was born Jan. 15 in Cookeville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Andy Meadows; paternal grandparents, Odell Steward and Melissa Stafford; paternal great-great grandparents, Donald and Betty V. Stafford; maternal great-great grandmother, Virginia Meadows and maternal great-great grandfather Roger Crowder. Surviving relatives include her parents, Josh and Andrea Steward, of Gainesboro; maternal grandmother Robin Bowman of Livingston, Tenn.; maternal great grandparents, Benny and Pat Meadows of Gainesboro, and Robert Smith and Wanda Stafford of Livingston, paternal great grandparents, Helen Sue Stafford and Billy B. Stafford, of Gainesboro, maternal great-great grandfather, Paul Meadows; maternal great-great grandmother, Rachel Crowder; many uncles, aunts and other relatives.
Dimple Avo Ballard Noble
Dimple Avo Ballard Noble, 81, passed away March 5, at NHC Healthcare in Cookeville. Funeral services were held March 9 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson and Bro. Alan Judd officiating. Interment followed at Hensley Cemetery. Dimple Avo Ballard Noble was born July 12, 1933 in Jackson County, Tenn. She was a factory worker at Gaston Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She loved listening to music, going to yard sales with friends and traveling everywhere she could. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lex and Ruth Ballard; her husband, Weldon Noble; two brothers, Arnold and Loyal Ballard; three sisters, Betty Smith, Vodle Chaffin and Ava Avannah Mayberry; one daughter-in-law, Doris Gentry and one son-in-law, David Spratt. Surviving relatives include two sons, Kenny (Serena) Gentry, of Midway, Ohio and Jerry Gentry, of Cookeville; one daughter, Brenda Spratt of Cookeville; grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
Edna Spell, 56, passed away Feb. 28, at Mabry Health Care Center in Gainesboro, Tenn. Graveside services were held March 6 at Hensley Cemetery. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Edna Spell was born Feb. 6, 1959 in Clinton, N.C. She was a nurse. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Tommy, Gary and Glen Williams and two sisters, Lisa and Judy Williams. Surviving relatives include her husband, Leeford Spell of Gainesboro; one son, Elbert Ray Jackson; her parents, “Teeny” and Caitlyn Hope Williams and three brothers, Larry, Danny and Ronnie Williams.
Stacey Wayne Browning
Stacey Wayne Browning, 45, of the Leonard Community, passed away March 2 at Monroe County Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 6 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home with Roy Henson, Gary Wilder and Shane Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Stacey Browning Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers included all Browning Livestock employees and truck drivers. Pallbearers included Jeff Riley, Todd Zimmerman, Darrell Wilson, Marty Dykes, Marty Dodson and Alfonso Barbon. Stacey Wayne Browning was born Aug. 26, 1969 in Monroe County, Ky. He was the owner and operator of Browning Livestock Market in Lafayette. He was a member of Leonard Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dink and Mae Smith; grandfather, Ernest Browning; sister, Tracy Browning. Surviving relatives include his parents, Doug and Brenda Smith Browning; wife, Rita Davis Browning; daughter, Tanna Browning; sons, Jonathan Wayne Browning and Trace Browning; sisters and brothers in law Stephanie and Brad Crawford, Valeria and Jon Kendall; grandmother, Nellie Browning; father in law and mother in law, Donald Lee and Lou Renia Davis; a host of nieces and nephews.
Harlen Haney, 85, passed away March 4, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 7 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Webb and Bro. Ronald Strong officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. Harlen Haney was born April 4, 1929 in Jackson County, Tenn. He was an engineering technician for TDOT for 34 years. He was a faithful member of Double Springs Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harrison and Ida Bell Haney; one granddaughter, Stephanie Haney; two sisters, Vallie Whitaker and Maxie Stafford and one brother, Charlie Haney. Surviving relatives include his wife, Jean Haney of Cookeville; one son, Dennis (Jeanette) Haney of Silver Point; one granddaughter, Amy (Randy) Randolph of Baxter; three special great grandchildren, Eli, Maddie and Colt Randolph; one sister, Tennie “Tootsie” Anderson of Gainesboro, and several nieces and nephews.