Citizen Statesman 2-9-16

Arnold Leslie Asberry
Logger
Arnold Leslie Asberry, 91 of the Union Hill Community in Clay County, passed away Jan. 31 at the Palace Healthcare and Rehab Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 2 at Upton Funeral Home with Shane Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers. He was born Oct. 6, 1924 in Clay County. He spent most of his adult career as a self employed logger. He was a Christian who attended the Union Hill Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Bedford and Mary Elizabeth (Crawford) Asberry. Surviving relatives include his brothers, H.G. “Sweat Bee” Asberry of the Oak Grove Community, Gary Asberry of Nashville; sisters, Opal Tucker of Monterey, Onita Rich of the Union Hill Community; grandchildren, Scarlett Gentry and husband Jeff of the Mt. Vernon Community, Dr. Don Asberry and fiancé Alyssa Rogers of Bluff City; and a host of other family and friends.

Audrey Cherry
Audrey Cherry, of Gallatin and formerly of Moss, passed away Jan. 25. Funeral services were held Jan. 31 at Upton Funeral Home with Eric Copas officiating. Interment followed in the Jonestown Cemetery. Pallbearers who served included: Keith Smith, Phillip Cherry, Rodney Shrum Jr., Connie Mack Cherry , Daniel Lefebvre and Aaron Cherry. She was born Oct. 7, 1929 in Clay County. She attended the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon until her health declined and prevented her from attending. She was preceded in death by her parents, John B. and Cora Dee (Smith) Reecer. Surviving relatives include her sons, Steve (Cheryl) Cherry of NC, Stanley (Arnolia) Cherry of Spencer, IN, Barry (Dori) Cherry of Indianapolis, IN, Danny Cherry of Gainesboro, Larry “Pee Wee” Cherry of IN and Connie Mack (Missy) Cherry of IN; daughters, Patricia (James) Bybee of Lebanon, Janet (Roger) Shrum of IN, Shelia Lea of Moss; brother, William B. Reecer of Gallatin; sister, Lassie Potts of IN, sisters in law, Irene Reecer of Gallatin and Georgia Cherry of Hermitage Springs; 15 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

Katty Sue Copass Pedigo
Cashier
Katty Sue Copass Pedigo, 62 of the Leonard Community in Clay County, passed away Jan. 30 at her residence. Funeral services were held Feb. 2 from the chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in RBS with E.C. Meadows officiating. Interment followed in the Clementsville Cemetery. Pallbearers who served included: Josh Perrigo, Brandon Groos, Dale Copass, Denzil Cherry, Phillip Birdwell and Gerald Arter. She was born Jan. 30, 1954 in Clay County. She was a cashier in Red Boiling Springs and was Church of Christ in belief. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ester Copass. Surviving relatives include her daughter and son in law Tinekia and Josh Perrigo of Red Boiling Springs and a host of family and friends.

Richard L. Craighead
Supervisor
Richard L. Craighead, 73 of the Oak Grove Community in Clay County, passed away at Cumberland River Hospital on Jan. 29, 2016. Funeral services were held Feb. 2 from the chapel of the Hall Funeral Home of Celina with Bro. Chris Reecer and Bro. Kenny Westmoreland officiating. Interment followed in the Pitcock Cemetery. Pallbearers who served included: Dwayne Craighead, David Craighead, Jerry Craighead, Danny Ford, Steven Spears and Kenny Westmoreland. He was born Nov. 15, 1942. He was a supervisor at Crotty Corporation and the Chairman of the Clay County Election Commission. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Delma (Short) Craighead; brothers, James Edward and Bobby Gene Craighead; sister, Betty Faye Cherry; nephew, Curtis Craighead, and daughter, Tonya Jean Daniels. Surviving relatives include his son, Dustin C. Spears of Indianapolis, IN, grandson, Richard Rex Daniels of KY, nieces Rita Jo (Danny) Ford of Oak Grove and Lizabeth (Craighead) Hatcher of Moss.

R.V. Cherry
Farmer
R.V. Cherry, 78 of the Union Hill Community in Clay County, passed away Jan. 29 at Cumberland River Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at Upton Funeral Home with Nathan Sherrell officiating. Interment followed in the Union Hill Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers. He was born Sept. 18, 1937 in Clay County. He spent most of his adult career as a factory worker and a farmer. He was a Christian who attended the Union Hill Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra and Emma Sue (Ford) Cherry. Surviving relatives include his wife, Anna Lee (Short) Cherry of the Union Hill Community; daughters, Tammy Cherry of Moss, Melinda Bishop and companion Jr. Wiggins of Wartrace; brothers, Willard Cherry of Hendersonville, Wilburn Cherry and wife Jackie of Hermitage; Odell Cherry and wife Brenda of the Oak Grove Community; sister, Judy Irwin and husband Jimmy of Dixon; brothers and sisters in law, Dean Price and husband Joe of Indianapolis, IN, J.C. Short and wife Patty of Brentwood, Joan Short of Cookeville; grandchildren Miranda Rush, Victoria Wiggins and Jay Wiggins all of Wartrace.

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