Obituaries

 

Thomas Woodard Poindexter, 67

CELINA-Funeral services for Thomas Woodard Poindexter of Celina were held here Sunday, August 30, 2009.

 

Mr. Poindexter passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

 

He was born April 11, 1942 in Ashlock (KY) to the late Ervin Thomas and Mattie Woodrow (Moore) Poindexter. He was affiliated with the Church of Christ and worked for Tarter Construction.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by daughter Tammy Gail Poindexter; son Rondle Poindexter; and brothers Dewey Lee and Jessie Reed Poindexter.

 

He is survived by wife Jackie Ann Poindexter of Celina; brother and sister-in-law Albert D. and Callie Poindexter; sisters and brothers-in-law Jean and Edd Clark of Monroe (TN), Shirley and Billy Key of Celina, and Marilyn Boone of Celina; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Services were conducted from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Sam Dick officiating. Serving as pallbearers were David Key, Dewayne Clark, Danny Clark, Chris Boone, Robert Almond, and Will Perdue. Honorary pallbearers were Alton Roach, Donald Thompson and Richard Ashlock.

 

Upton Funeral Home of Celina was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Tootsie Knight, 88

 

RED BOILING SPRINGS-Funeral services for Tootsie Knight of Red Boiling Springs were held here Thursday, September 3, 2009.

 

Mrs. Knight passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at the Palace in Red Boiling Springs.

 

She was born July 22, 1921 in Clay County to the late Harve and Grace Green Knight. She married Charles Newton, better known as “Mutt” Knight, who preceded her in death on October 26, 1961. She was a hairdresser.

 

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers Carol David and Randal Knight.

 

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Phil Hewitt of Red Boiling Springs; sisters Doyle Windle of Celina, Merle Rich of Red Boiling Springs, and Joann Russell; brother and sister-in-law Roy and Jo Knight all of the Hermitage Springs Community; granddaughter and her husband Heather and Brent Smith; and great-granddaughter Elly Grace Smith all of Albany (KY).

 

Services were conducted from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home with Jimmy Cook officiating. Burial was in the Whitley Cemetery. Her family and friends served as pallbearers.

 

Anderson and Son Funeral Home of Red Boiling Springs was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Rosie Nell Massingille, 80

CELINA-Funeral services for Rosie Massingille of Celina were held here Wednesday, September 2, 2009.

 

Mrs. Massingille passed away Monday, August 31, 2009 at the Cumberland River Hospital.

 

She was born May 8, 1929 in Celina to the late Andrew and Lou (Crowder) Stephens. She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Church of Christ.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by step-sons John Assac Massingille and David Massingille; step-daughter Ruby Brannon; brothers Willie Hermon Stephens, Charlie Stephens, Millard Stephens, and Frank Stephens; and sisters Della Slone, Wilma Scott, and Myrtle Lee Scott.

 

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Larry Massingille of Celina, Bobby (Linda) Massingille, and Mitchell (Donna) Massingille; daughter Renita Allen of Celina; step-daughters Velma Burton of Somerset (KY), Christine Williams of Celina, and Mary Ruth Maye of Moss; grandchildren Stephen Allen, Marie Harding, Starlotte Bilbrey, Angie Weaver, Pamela Davis, Bobbie Sue Choate, and Alison Massingille; and 16 great-grandchildren.

 

Services were conducted from the chapel of Upton Funeral Home with Freddie Looper officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Michael Williams, Stephen Allen, Jason Bilbrey, Noah Choate, Daryl Ledbetter and Thomas Weaver.

 

Upton Funeral Home of Celina was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Joseph Clark Nevins, 61

TOMPKINSVILLE-Funeral services for Joseph Clark Nevins of Antioch (TN) were held here Thursday, August 27, 2009.

 

Mr. Nevins passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2009.

 

He was a native of Clay County. He was a banker, retiring from Sun Trust Bank after 35 years. He attended Lipscomb University and LSU School of Banking. He was secretary-treasurer of Tennessee State Trapshooting Association for 29 years.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur and Mary Belle Smith Nevins.

 

He is survived by his wife Jane Grider Nevins of Antioch; daughter Jennifer and husband Evan Burton of Antioch; son Andrew Nevins of Antioch; sisters Isabelle Ross of Nashville and Barbara Watson of Celina.

 

Services were conducted from the chapel of Strode Funeral Home with Jimmy Grider officiating. Burial was in Monroe County Memorial Gardens.

 

Strode Funeral Home of Tompkinsville was in charge of arrangements.