Addie Lee Allen
Addie Lee Allen, 91, passed away March 3 at Gallatin Health Care Associates in Gallatin. Funeral services were held March 6 at Dodson Branch Freewill Baptist Church with Bro. Dow Allen officiating. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Interment followed at Dodson Branch Cemetery. She was born Jan. 15, 1925 in Drumright, Okla. She was a homemaker. She loved sewing, quilting and gardening. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest Bull and Sarah Bean Bull; her husband, Eulys “Whet” Allen; one daughter, Mary Ann Woodard; one daughter-in-law Barbara Ann Allen; seven brothers and two sisters. Surviving relatives include two sons, Dwight Lee Allen of Gainesboro and Randall (Tracy) Allen of Murfreesboro; one daughter, Sarah (David) Bennett of Bethpage; one brother, Ernest Bull, Jr. of Lafayette; three sisters, Christine Willey of Jackson County, Ivory Allen of the Dodson Branch community of Jackson County, and Joann Dishman of Rock Bridge, Tenn; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; as well as other relatives and friends.
Richmond Roberts Brown
Richmond Roberts Brown, 94, passed away March 1 at her residence. Funeral services were held March 4 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Hutchinson and Bro. Robert Gribble officiating. Interment followed at Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Fund or the donor’s charity of choice by contacting the funeral home. She was born Nov. 4, 1921 in Jackson County. She was the former owner of Brown’s 5 & Dime Store. She was a member of the Corinth Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Roberts and Sallie Rich Roberts; her husband, Bob Taylor Brown; two brothers, Ray Roberts and Harold Roberts; five sisters, Bryan Hall, Martha McCoin, Oka Dudney, Arlye Poteet and Tommie Crowder. Surviving relatives include one daughter, Dorothy (Tommy) Clemons of Hermitage; one granddaughter, Lori (Andrew) Morris of Hermitage; two step grandchildren, Jaree (Chad) Glass of Louisville, Ky. and Tara White of Brulington, Ky.; two great grandchildren, A.J. Morris and Ruby Morris; four step great grandchildren, Will Glass, Sam Glass, Maddox White and Lena White; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Leon Wayne Hurt
Leon Wayne Hurt, 57, passed away March 3 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. Memorial services will be held at a later date. The family has chosen cremation. Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. He was born April 10, 1958 in Nashville. He was a drywall finisher. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Earnest Hurt and Estelle Stafford Hurt. Surviving relatives include his wife, Clara Elizabeth Hurt of Westmoreland; two sons, Jeffery Daniel Hurt of Gainesboro and David Wayne Carver of Gallatin; one daughter, Felicia Shantea Hurt of Westmoreland; four brothers, Gary Hurt of Mississippi, Alvin Earnest Hurt Jr. of Cookeville, Jeffery Hurt of Hartsville and Michael Andrews of Jackson County, one sister, Wendy Annette Hurt of Jackson County; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Violet Irene Hix Loftis
Violet Irene Hix Loftis, 96, passed away Feb. 29 at Upper Cumberland Hospice and Palliative Care in Cookeville. Funeral services were held on March 3 in the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Bybee officiating. Interment followed at Morgan-Pippin Cemetery. Pallbearers were family and friends. She was born April 9, 1919 in Jackson County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pippin Church of Christ for over 30 years. She was formerly a member of the Holiday and Liberty Churches of Christ Congregations. Faith, family and friends were the cornerstone of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, Winton and Zula Odom Hicks; her husband, Fred Loftis; two brothers Alvine Hix and Ray Hix. Survivors include her daughter, Louise (Mike) Gaw of Cookeville; six sons, Bobby Loftis of Fort Wayne, IN, Jim Loftis of Hollywood, FL, Don Loftis, Billy (Denise) Loftis all of Cookeville, Rick Loftis of Phoenix, AR and Mike (Darlene) Loftis of Cookeville; nine grandchildren, Anna Robertson, Eric Loftis, Julie Green, Chris Loftis, Cindy Smith, Leisa Stanberry, Lynda Loftis, Matt Lynn, and Michael Gary Loftis II; ten great grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Shelby and Mattie Lou Hunter both of Nashville.
Kenneth R. Luck
Kenneth R. Luck, 81, passed away Feb. 27 at his residence. Funeral services were held March 1 at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Alan Buckta and Rev. Bobby Wheeler officiating. Interment followed at Scott-Red Hill Cemetery. He was born Sept. 16, 1934 in Calhoun, Ky. He was a carpenter and an ordained minister in the New South Conference for 40 years. He was a member of the Free Methodist Organization. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Iola Luck; one daughter, Vicki Luck Keen; one sister Jeneva Miller; one brother, Bill Luck. Surviving relatives include his wife of 63 years, Frances Scott Luck of Gainesboro; three sons, Kenneth (Donna) Luck Jr. of Owensboro, Ky., David (Jane) Luck of Rock Island, and Ronald Luck of Scottsville, Ky.; one son-in-law, Tony Keen of Westmoreland; one sister, Freeda Lyons of Danville, Ky.; fourteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; a host of relatives and friends.