Jackson Co. Sentinel 2-9-16

Haskell P. “Hack” Allen
Barber, Factory Worker
Haskell P. “Hack” Allen, 82, passed away Jan. 30 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Johnny Fox and Bro. Hubert Jones officiating. Interment followed at Cookeville City Cemetery. He was born Nov. 16, 1933 in Jackson County. He was a barber and a factory worker at Stillman. He enjoyed operating his barber shop, where folks swapped stories and had fun hearing the news. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom D. Allen and Ora P. Hensley Allen; his wife, Jo Mae Allen; one son, Kenneth Lee Allen; one brother, Arbie J. Allen and one sister, Dimple V. Pippin. Surviving relatives include one son, Tommy Joe Allen of Gainesboro; two daughters, Judy (Paul) Meadows of Bloomington Springs and Patricia (Terry) Boone of Cookeville; five grandchildren, Travis Meadows, Shawn Meadows, Matthew Boone, Lance Boone and Thomas Allen; one great grandson, Jude Boone; one brother, James Edward (Mary) Allen of Cookeville; one sister Jewell D. (Johnny) Pippin of Cookeville; and special pet, “Little ‘Un.”

Stella Merlene Hall
Homemaker/Defense Worker
Stella Merlene Hall, 91, passed away Feb. 1 at St. Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta. Funeral services were held Feb. 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Hall officiating. Interment followed at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery. She was born Feb. 6, 1924 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and defense worker in her early years. She was a member of the Center Grove Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Wiley and Mamie Spivey Wiley; her husband, Sam L. Hall; one son, Kenneth Wayne Hall; four brothers, Odus Wiley, Junior Wiley, Earl Wiley and Thurell Wiley; two sisters, Betty Wiley and Georgia Wiley. Surviving relatives include one son, Sammie (Peggy) Hall of Cookeville; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Hall of Cookeville; one grandson, Jeff (Tressa) Hall of Cookeville, two granddaughters, Samantha (Stanley) Anderson of Cookeville and Kelly (Kenny) Anderson of Murfreesboro; nine great grandchildren, Jamie Hall, Lora (John) Whaley, Kristina Hall, Jared Anderson, Ann Marie Anderson, Sammy Anderson, Kendelyn Chilton, Kelsey Secord and Kennedy Selby; two brothers, Berl Domer Wiley and friend Betty of McMinnville and Omer (Ann) Wiley of Gainesboro; special niece, Starlene (James) West of Gainesboro; special friends Jackie and Amy Carmack of Gainesboro.

Christine Locke
Nurse
Christine Locke, 80, passed away Feb. 5 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held Feb. 7 at John L. Clark Memorial Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was born Feb. 7, 1935 in Jackson County. She was a nurse and a member of the Stone Church of Christ. She served in the United States Air Force and retired with the rank of Lt. Col. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus Locke and Sally Chaffin Locke; two brothers, Billy Locke and James Locke. Surviving relatives include two brothers, Eugene (Ruth Ann) Locke of Whitleyville and Joe (Anna Ruth) Locke of Celina; and one sister Margaret Louise Locke of Gainesboro.

Margaret Sue Loftis
Homemaker
Margaret Sue Loftis, 62, passed away Feb. 3 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Feb. 6 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. She was born March 13, 1953 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Center Grove Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Joe Loftis and Annie B. Hensley Loftis; one brother, Robert James Loftis. Surviving relatives include two brothers, Earl Loftis of Cookeville and Jimmy Joe Loftis of Woodhaven, MI; two sisters Kathy Justice of Woodhaven, MI and Joyce Olmeda of Taylor, MI; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Robbie Sue Stewart
Housewife/Homemaker
Robbie Sue Stewart, 81, passed away Feb. 4 at Cumberland River Hospital in Celina. Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Jimmy Anderson officiating. Interment followed at Pharris Cemetery. She was born Dec. 23, 1934 in Jackson County. She was a housewife and a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clay Rhoten and Ova West Rhoten; her husband, James B. Stewart; one grandson, Jason Rogers Lynn; two brothers, Hollis and Ray Rhoten; three sisters, Christine Rhoten, Ethel Stewart and Rosa Lee Heady; one son-in-law, Phillip Wayne Stafford. Surviving relatives include one son, Charles “Chuck” (Pam) Stewart of Gainesboro; two daughters Jimmy Carolyn Stafford and Kathy Lynn both of Gainesboro; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey (Jill) Stafford, Jeremy (Tonya) Stafford, D’na Lynn; Josh (Misty) Stewart; Brande (Bobby) Boles, Marlana (Bryan) Dyer and Justin Stewart; seventeen great grandchildren; one brother, Herbert (Lorene) Rhoten of Cookeville; one sister, Edith Bennett of Gainesboro.

Bonnie Draper Taylor
Homemaker
Bonnie Draper Taylor, 93, passed away Jan. 29 at her home under the loving care of High Point Hospice. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home with Rev. Rosemary Brown officiating. Interment followed at Draper Cemetery on Wartrace Creek. She was born Nov. 2, 1922 in Jackson County. She was the seventh of eight children and was a member of the Monroe Street United Methodist Church in the Germantown community of Nashville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fisher Doctor Draper and Mallie Abilene Dixon Draper; seven siblings; her husband of 59 years Glyn Oscar Taylor. Surviving relatives include her two children, daughter, Peggy Taylor (Jim) Iler of Nashville and son, Bobby (Shirley) Taylor of Madison; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

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