June 4, 2013
William Jene “Bill” Tucker, 83, of Mulberry, FL, and Pleasant Hill, TN, passed away at his home in Mulberry on June 4, 2013.
Bill was born in Clifty, TN and was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Cora Burgess Tucker.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Bill was a member of the last graduating class of Pleasant Hill Academy in 1947. He attended Berea College and earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Tennessee Tech and a master’s degree in education from Texas A & M. He taught at Cumberland County High School and Pleasant Hill High School before moving to Florida where he continued his teaching career of 36 years. His many interests included handcrafting original birdhouses and animal husbandry. During his retirement years he raised miniature horses and pygmy goats. He will be remembered as a self-taught “vet” and storyteller. Bill enjoyed all aspects of nature and was an avid life-long learner. He loved his Tennessee roots and looked forward to returning to them each year. Bill was an active member of the Mulberry United Methodist Church.
Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Anna Ruth Dodson Tucker; daughters, Laurel Tucker of Augusta, GA, Melinda Jardina of Lakeland, FL, and Carolyn Miller and her husband Kevin of Atlanta, GA; son, William “Jay” Tucker, Jr. and his wife Marcie of Lake Butler, FL; sister, Freda Tucker of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Maria, Carolina, Candace, Hannah and Holly; and great-grandchildren, Julian, Kaden, Malachi, Keegan, Kiptyn and Brock.
A memorial service in celebration of his life will be conducted on Friday, June 21, at 6 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Community Church with Robert Dodson officiating. A reception will immediately follow at the Community House.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in his name to the Mulberry United Methodist Church, 306 North Church Ave., Mulberry, FL 33860; the Pleasant Hill Historical Society, Box 264, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578; or a charity of your choice.
For more information, contact Hood Funeral Home at 484-8437 or www.hoodfuneralhome.com.
June 4, 2013
John William "Bill" Irvin, 85, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held today, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at Tansi Community Church, with Dr. Paul Dixon officiating. Family will receive friends on Tuesday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Cumberland County.
Roger Morris Goss, 65, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 1, 2013, at Renaissance Terrace in Harriman. Funeral services were held Dec. 5 at Bilbrey Funeral Home, with Bro. Jonathan Loveday officiating. Interment was in Price Cemetery.
Mrs. Louise Sherrill Evans, 89, of Rockwood, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at the Roane Medical Center in Harriman. Funeral services were held Dec. 6, with the Rev. Jimmy Turner and Bro. Dudley Evans officiating. Interment and burial was held Dec. 7, in Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood.
Florine Cole, 71, was born Dec. 31, 1941, to Ambrose and Emma Cole in Rockwood and passed away Dec. 6, 2013, in Crossville. Funeral service was held Dec. 9 at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home, with Charles Snodgrass officiating. Burial will be in Green Acres Memorial Gardens.
Sharon Kay (Surcuilas) Aguilar, 40, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held at bilbrey Funeral Home Dec. 6, 2013, with Bro. Kirk Kirkeminde officiating. Interment was in Crossville City Cemetery.
John William Irvin, 85, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at Tansi Community Church, with Dr. Paul Dixon officiating. Family will receive friends on Tuesday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Cumberland County.
Helen Dellene (Lewis) Meadows, 83, of Sparta, passed away Nov. 30, 2013, at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home Dec. 4, with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating. Interment was in Clifty Cemetery.
Ronald Waldo Evans, "Ron," 79, of Crossville, passed away Dec. 1, 2013, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Purdue and the Rev. Jerry Mayo officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home.
Carolyn O. Dyer, 62, of Brentwood, Tennessee, passed away Nov. 30, 2013.
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