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Obituaries For Tuesday, June 28
Mr. Christopher DeVol Myers, age 51 of Cookeville, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. He was born Thursday, February 18, 1971, in Cookeville, the son of Patricia Pincheon Jones and the late McHenry Myers Jr.
Mrs. Mary Jane Horan Gooch, age 89 of Sparta, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022, at her residence. The family has chosen cremation, and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Gooch was born October 21, 1932, in Nashville, the daughter of the late Joseph Watrace & Willie Cliff Thomas Horan. She was a homemaker, but also had a career as a medical technician and did some bookkeeping. She was an active member of Sparta First United Methodist Church where she served as a communion steward. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Richard Gooch; a daughter, Miriam Gooch (Steve) Anslinger; a son, Roy W. (Amy) Gooch.
Mr. Harold Keith Thurman, age 79 of Sparta, passed away Friday, June 24, 2022, at his home. Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Thurman was born March 23, 1943, in Sparta, the son of the late Frank Thurman and Mildred Smith Thurman. Harold worked at Mallory Controls for over 30 years. He loved photography, history, gardening and learning new things through the weekly newspapers, internet, and documentaries. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Hilda Luna Thurman; two sons, Terry Lynn (Becky) Thurman and David Eric Thurman.
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Jo Allen Brown, age 86 of Gainesboro, will be held Tuesday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Browns Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Brown passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022, at her residence. She was born December 13, 1935, in Jackson County, the daughter of the late Rufus Harold and Edna Jane Hix Allen. She was a retired bank teller and a member of the Flynn’s Creek Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Jack Brown of Gainesboro; six sons, Russell (Evelyn) Brown of Lafayette, Randy (Kim) Brown of Crossville, Tim (Tammie) Brown of Gainesboro, Tommy (Debbie) Brown of Ethridge, Sam (Marcia) Brown of Sparta, and Alan (Emily) Brown of Gainesboro; a daughter, Angela (Jeff) Mathis of Nashville. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
Graveside Celebration of Life services for Mr. Ronald Wayne Welch, age 77 of Monterey, will be held Tuesday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m., at Phillips Cemetery in the Anderson community. Mr. Welch passed away Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. He was born September 11, 1944, in Overton County, the son of the late Hershel E. and Daisy Jane Clark Welch. Mr. Welch was a coal miner and a truck driver. He was a member of Shiloh Masonic Lodge #637, and attended Union B Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Larry Welch of Centerville and Dale Welch of Monterey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Wilson Welch; a son, Ronnie Welch. Visitation will be held at the graveside.
Graveside services for Mr. Marshall Boyd Qualls, age 26 of Cookeville, will be held Wednesday, June 29, at 10:00 a.m., at West Cemetery in the Burgess Falls community. Mr. Qualls passed away Friday, June 24, 2022 at his home. He was born October 4, 1995, in Cookeville, the son of Sammy Lynn Qualls and Lori Jean Herron Qualls of Cookeville. Marshall was a graduate of Cookeville High School, where he specialized in auto mechanics and building trades. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In addition to his parents, survivors include two sisters, Samantha (Michael) Russell of Algood and Khristen Noel Qualls of Chattanooga; a brother, Logan Samuel Qualls of Algood. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The family requests memorial donations be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses.
Funeral services for Mr. Charlie Edmond Martin, age 84 of Gainesboro, will be held Wednesday, June 29, at 11:00 a.m., at Presley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pharris Cemetery. Mr. Martin passed away Monday, June 27, 2022. He was born Tuesday, August 3, 1937, in Gainesboro, the son of the late Henry Martin and Eva Hensley Martin. Charlie worked as a route manager for Pepsi Cola Bottling Company in Michigan for 14 years. He then returned home to Tenneesee and started Martin and Sons Logging and Dozier Company in Jackson County. He then drove for Oster Trucking, then Ryder Spring Hill for the Saturn plant. He finally worked as Maintenance Supervisor for Jackson County for over 21 years, until his retirement. Charlie was a devout Christian and worshiped at Dudney’s Hill Church of Christ in Jackson County. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Mary Trisdale Martin; a son, David (Denise) Martin of Gallatin. In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by a son, Larry Martin. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers and plants, please consider making a donation to Pharris Cemetery, c/o Presley Funeral Home, 695 Buffalo Valley Rd, Cookeville, TN, 38501.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Maxine Mayberry, age 82 of Buffalo Valley, will be held Wednesday, June 29, at 1:00 p.m., at the Baxter chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Young Cemetery in the Center Grove Community of Jackson County. Mrs. Mayberry passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at Mabry Healthcare & Rehab in Gainesboro. She was born June 6, 1940, in Sparta, the daughter of the late James and Bertha Williams Lafever. Maxine was a homemaker and a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Cookeville. She enjoyed genealogy and working in her flowers and garden. Survivors include two daughters, Connie (Rick) Sutton and Doris McBroom, both of Buffalo Valley; two sons, Gary Mayberry of Bloomington Springs and Roger (Heidi) Mayberry of Monterey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,George Lee Mayberry; a daughter, Loretta Clayton; a son, Harold Mayberry. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
Funeral services for Amaria Denise Porter Smith, the seven-day-old daughter of Bobby Porter, Jr. of Cedar Grove and Kristin Page Smith of Cookeville, will be held Wednesday, June 29, at 2:00 p.m., at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro. Burial will follow in Dodson Branch Cemetery. Amaria passed away Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to her parents, survivors include two brothers, Bryan Porter of Cedar Grove and Gavin Porter of Cookeville. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial donations may be made to assist with funeral expenses by contacting the funeral home.
Funeral services for Mrs. Plina Marie (Sliger) Wilson, age 94 of Cookeville, will be held Thursday, June 30, at 11:00 a.m., in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crest Lawn Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at her daughter’s home. She was born Wednesday, June 13, 1928, in Sparta,the daughter of the late Joe Sliger and Nettie Myrtle (Tollison) Sliger. Plina was a member of West View Baptist Church and also attended Cedar Hill Baptist. She worked alongside her husband, Charles, owning and operating Wilson Shell on Spring & Willow. She also worked at Spring Street Deli for approximately 29 years. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Kilgore; three children, Chuck Wilson, Sandra Randolph, and Jeff (Debra) Wilson; four stepchildren, Michael (Kelly) Kilgore, Bernice(Joe) Cox, Brett (Kristin) Kilgore, and James (Jenny) Kilgore. In addition to her parents, Plina was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Charles Wilson. Visitation will be held Wednesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.