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
William D. Methvin
Mr. William D. Methvin passed away March 31, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville.
Dannie Glen Lowe, 61, of Crossville, passed away April 16, 2014 at Cumberland Medical Center. Family will receive friends today, April 18, at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with Bro. Bradley Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow at Rinnie Cemetery.
William Edward Day, 89, of Crab Orchard, passed away April 14, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held April 17, with Bro. Bob Hawkins officiating.
Thurman McKinley Mutter, 83, of Crossville, TN passed away on March 10, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.
Jennie Louise May, 82, of Crossville, passed away April 12, 2014, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. Funeral serivces will be held Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Lanita Monroe officiating. Interment will be in Black Oak Cemetery.
James Lesley England, 92, of Sparta, passed away April 14, 2014, at his residence.
Geraldine Ruth Brown, 87, of Crossville, passed away April 10, 2014. Funeral services were held April 14 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Burial was in Linary Cemetery. Bro. Steve Watts and Bro. Tim Watts officiated.
Mrs. Robin E. Williams, 47, of the Potters Chapel community, passed away April 10, 2014, in the Fort Sanders Hospital. Funeral services were held April 12, with Bro. Roy Langley officiating.
Margaret Mae Thompson, 55, Crossville, passed away April 7, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home April 11, with Bro. Terry Swaw officiating.
James Lee Curtis Stepp, 59, was born June 8, 1954, in Crossville, to George and Jessie Stepp and passed away April 9, 2014.
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