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Robert BowlingSeptember 4, 1941 – November 23, 2023

Robert Lee Bowling departed quietly in his home surrounded by his children and family while on hospice. He was born September 5, 1941 on Brimstone Mountain in Robbins, Tennessee. He is the son of the late Columbia (Lowe) Bowling Overton and Wil-liam Thomas Bowling. He is also preceded in death by 4 sisters Annie (Bowling) Tacket, Frankie June (Overton) Hamby, Alice Faye Overton Smithers, Connie Tacket Johnson, 9 brothers, Grady Bowling, Harvey Bowling, Arvel Bowling, Arlie Bowling, Carlie Bowling, Kermit Bowling, Orville Bowling, Earl Overton, Bearl Overton, Charles Tacket, Leonard Tacket. As well as two wives, Rosemary Kay (Minard) Bowling, and Vera Sue (Smith-ers) Human Bowling.Bob was a member of Lone Mountain Baptist Church and he served his country as an Army Vietnam War Veteran from 1960 – 1974. He loved bowling, driving a school bus and working for the Scott County School system. He also loved being around his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his two sisters Bet-ty Spense, Lorraine Thomas and sister-in-law Inga Bowl-ing. His children include Deborah Bowling Madison and David of Dayton, Ohio; Thomas Bowling and Kathy of Sunbright, Tennessee; Dianna Bowling Massey of Onei-da, Tennessee; Andrew Bowling of Oregon; Lisa Bardsley and Jim of Cherry Fork, Tennessee; Donna Bowling Fair-bank and Peter of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Tina Human Day and Tony Aleshire of Brimstone, Tennessee; Dwight Human and Sharrie Terry of Robbins, Tennessee; Dwayne Human of Robbins, Tennessee; and Bobby Joe Bowling and Tiffany of Fairview, Tennessee. He is also survived by grandchildren Kristen Smith, Orin Smith, Darak Paul, Jessica Young, Steven Chastain, Nikole Cox, Jonathan Crowell, Joe Massey, Justin Byrge, Dustin Byrge, Daphne Stringer, Michael King, Kayla King, Matthew Martin, Andrew Martin, Chase Human, Jace Bowling and Liliana Bowling. The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, November the 28, 2023 from 5pm until time of funeral services to begin at 7pm in the chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville, Tennessee, 2889 Baker Hwy, Huntsville, Tennessee 37756 with Brother Kyle Keeton offi ciating. Music will be provided by Elora Beth Lowe. Graveside services will be on Wednesday morning, November 29,2023, at 9:30 at the Baptist Memorial Cem-etery in Robbins, Tennessee, with full military honors provided by the American Legion, Post #136. Pallbearers will be: Thomas Bowling, Bobby Bowling, Dwight Hu-man, Dustin Byrge, Steven Chastain, and Chase Human. In Lieu of fl owers, please send donations to the Method-ist Hospital of Oak Ridge Hospitality House. Monetary donations can also be mailed to Methodist Medical Center Foundation, P.O. Box 2529, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-9924. Checks payable to Methodist Medical Center Foundation/Hospitality Houses.

 

Annie Dean Duncan CaldwellMarch 31, 1950 – November 20, 2023

Annie Dean Phillips Duncan Caldwell, age 73, departed this life on Monday, November 20, 2023 at the Big South Fork Medical Center. She was born on March 31, 1950 to the late Polie & Mary Phillips. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her fi rst husband: A.Y. Phillips; 2nd Husband: James Duncan; Stepsons: Kenneth Phillips & Harold Phil-lips; Sisters: Wilma Jean Phillips, Thelma Edith Chitwood & husband Gurstle, Reba E. Bowling & husband Virgil, Judy Phillips & husband Wilbert, Kathleen Phillips & husband Robert. She is survived by her husband: Jimmie Caldwell; Brothers: Leroy Phillips, Arnold Phillips & wife Jennie; Sister: Josephine Bowling & husband Arthur; Special friends: Lois Terry & Lois Smith. Many other relative and friends. The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. in the Four Oaks Funeral Home Chapel of Huntsville with Bro. Jeff Lowe offi ciating. Music will be provided by Concord Baptist Church Choir. Burial will follow in Daniel Me-morial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends. In Lieu of fl owers, the family requests donations be made to the Annie Duncan Caldwell Memorial Fund:Four Oaks Funeral HomeP.O. Box 410Huntsville, TN 37756

 

Gerald HembreeSeptember 25, 1944 -November 18, 2023

Gerald David Hembree, age 79 of Huntsville, TN departed this life on Saturday, November 18, 2023, at his home. Born in Oneida, TN on September 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Rufus and Alma Hembree. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, JR and Anna Ruth Hembree, Howard Henry Hembree; sister, Mary Helen and Donald West; and an infant sister, Velda Sheryl. Gerald is survived by his wife of 55 years, Etta Hembree; son, Patrick David Hembree; sisters-in-law, Eloise Hem-bree of Indiana, Nancy and Willis Sexton, Dianne and David Duncan, all of Huntsville; aunt, Doris Carol Mc-Donald; special nieces and nephews; many other relatives and friends. Graveside service will be on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 3 p.m. in the Mossop Cemetery in Huntsville with Rev. Dennis Falasco offi ciating. Music will be provided by Spencer Ellis. Family and friends will

 

Wanda Massengale Banks New-portNovember 15, 1940 -November 22, 2023

Wanda Massengale Banks Newport left this earthly life to be in eternity with her heavenly father on November 22, 2023. Born November 15, 1940, to the late Elmer and Clemmie Massen-gale, she lived her life surrounded in love, laughter, and family. She was a member of the Byrges Creek United Baptist Church and a member of the Massengale Family Singing Group. Along with her parents, she was proceed-ed in death by her husband Ben Newport. 1st husband Ernest Banks and children Jimmy Banks and Missy Banks Gibson, granddaughter Katie Beth Yarbrough, infant grandson Caleb Gibson, Brother Donald Massengale, Sis-ters Dorothy Kimble, Maude Morris, Infant sister Fonshu, and son-in-law Joseph Reeder. She will be mourned by her daughters Lisa Banks, Patty (Jason) Jeffers, Rebecca Tye, Annie (Joey) York, Lora Lay. Her grandchildren Jes-sica Norfl eet, Rachel Chesney, Samuel Smith, Lexi Bruce, JR Bruce, Jessica Shipwash, Savannah York, Allison Chambers, Jackie Tye, Kara Brown, Ben Gibson, Canaan Lay, Clairee Lay. 11 great grandchildren. Five sisters Faye (the late Elsie) Estep, Flonnie (Harold) Daugherty, Linda Day, Lorene (Ronnie) Day, Beatrice (the late Delford) Lowe and two brothers Dillard Massengale and Ronald (Denise) Massengale. A host of nieces, nephews, rela-tives, and friends. Friends may visit with the Newport family on Sunday, November 26, 2023 from 12 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at the Buffalo United Baptist Church in Winona with Bro. Dudley Harness and Bro. Gary Griffi th offi ciating. Music will be provided by Amber Norman and Jerry Day. Committal service will follow in the William Newport Cemetery. Pallbearers: Canaan Lay, Samuel Smith, Jonathan Massengale, Justin Massengale, Chris Newport, Dawson Lowe. Honorary Pallbearers: J.R. Bruce, Jason Jeffers, Joey York, and

 

Verna Rose MasseyApril 1, 1941 -November 18, 2023

Verna Rose Mabe Massey, age 82, passed away on Saturday, Novem-ber 18, 2023. Born April 1, 1941, she was the daughter of the late John and Ethel Massengale Mabe. She was a member of the White Rock Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George W. (Bud) Massey; her brothers: Robert and Billy Gene Mabe; sisters: Verda Gee, Pina June Pemberton, and Nora Thomas; father and mother-in-law: Chester Olan and Elminia Massey; and dearly loved grandson: Ricky Griffi s. Verna is survived by her sons: Perry Mabe and wife Alice of Monticello, KY, and Jerry Massey and wife Debbie of Lenoir City, TN; daughters: Janis Gerald and husband Roger of Cleveland, TN, Joyce Massey of Oneida, TN, and Terri Lynne Stephens and husband Ron D. of Jamestown, TN; grandchildren: Angela, Chey-anne, Lucas, Logan, Jessica, Stephanie, Eric Kidd, Eric Massey, Brandon, Bryan, Scotty, Leisha, Billy Jordan, and George Casey; several great-grandchildren, and great, great-grandchildren; her niece, that was more like a sister: Mary Ethel Marcum and husband Joe; very special friends: Theresa Norton, Loreane Stephens, Ruth Adkins, Stacha Marlow, W. T. Strunk, and Jerry Ellis; as well as many other family members and friends. Friends may vis-it the Massey family on Friday, November 24, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 p.m. at the White Rock Baptist Church in Huntsville, TN, with Bro. Jim West offi ciating. Committal service will follow in the Fairview Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

 

Jerry YoungMay 17, 1963 -November 16, 2023

Jerry Young, age 60, departed this life on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the Big South Fork Medi-cal Center in Oneida, TN. He was born May 17, 1963, in Oneida, TN. He was the son of the late Ken-neth and Charlene Young. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Missy Young, His son: Adam and wife Abby Young; His Son: Nicholas Young; His Grandchildren that loved and adored their Papaw; Arlin, Abram and Addie Kate; Brother: Chris Young; His second father, James McGee.Jerry was a U.S. Army Veteran, an avid Ham operator with the call sign KB4PNG, a Helicopter and Airplane Pilot. Jerry was a second-generation jeweler under his father. In 1986, he met his soulmate, when Missy stopped for gas on her way to work and Jerry’s mom insisted, he pump Missy’s gas, saying that she knew that Missy was the one for Jerry. 2 years later, In 1988, they got married and began their life as one together. In November of 1991, they opened their first business togeth-er, Young’s Jewelry. This was the beginning of where Jerry would begin to touch so many people’s lives. In 1995, they would begin their second venture, Tele-Page, Inc. This busi-ness would continue to lead Jerry to meeting and touching so many more people’s hearts along his entrepreneurial journey. Tele-Page naturally became a family affair, with Jerry’s sons, Adam and Nickel having the joy of working and learning alongside their father every day. Jerry considered this to be one of the biggest blessings of his life. Even if there were a few heated discussions, the love of the family could always be seen.Some like to use the term “jack of all trades”, but for anyone that knew Jerry, he was a master of all trades. Jerry always seemed to be at the top of the list when someone need-ed help with a tough problem that needed solved. And just as usual, in typical Jerry fashion, he was always quick to give any advice he could, or just say “I will be right there.”Jerry was a prime example of what it meant to be a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and just a great person. His demeanor and attitude towards others were always helpful and caring. Jerry was never hesitant to lend a hand or just give you the shirt off of his back.Jerry always tried to act like he wasn’t a people person, but if you had spoken to him even once, you knew that you were busy for at least the next 30 minutes. He genuinely cared about everyone in his life, and everyone that he met.Jerry had so many hobbies and interests in his life that led him to meet so many people that he would continue to love and value for the rest of his life. Jerry was a HAM radio operator. He owned and maintained multiple repeaters that provided emergency communications across multiple states. His understanding of radio communications was an almost limitless well of knowledge. Jerry’s excitement when it came to HAM radio was almost uncontainable when he got start-ed talking about it or working on a new HAM project. He would meet so many friends thru this hobby that would last a lifetime. Nothing build’s friendships like building a tower in 4 feet of snow on Brimstone Mountain.Jerry was also an accomplished pilot. He was licensed to operate both airplanes and helicopters. Jerry had a true love for flying, and possibly one of his biggest assets was him always wanting to keep his head in the clouds. Jerry would also meet so many more people that he would value as great lifelong friends throughout his time as a private pilot.Jerry had so many more hobbies such as fishing and riding his dirt bike and Banshee. Arlin and Abram loved riding their E-Bikes with Papaw and Moemaw. In general, Jerry just loved being outdoors and sharing in other people’s hobbies and interests.Jerry loved The Lord , and it showed through his selfless-ness and actions towards everyone he met. It had seemed like especially in the last year, Jerry’s faith in God had become more evident and more outwardly displayed. I think now more than ever, Jerry would want everyone here to have a personal relationship with God and be able to lean on God’s understanding and not their own. Jerry always was a perse-vering person under any circumstance, but he never failed to mention what he could do if he had his current mind and the saying “ If I only had my 20 year old body back….”. I think we can all take comfort in knowing that Jerry has now received his 20 year old body in Heaven.The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday November 21, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Oneida, Tennessee. Funeral Services will begin at 3:00 P.M. Burial will follow in the Daniel Memorial Ceme-tery in Helenwood, Tennessee. Full Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post #136In remembrance of Jerry, Jerry’s request would be for anyone in attendance to wear jeans or whatever you felt most comfortable in. You may light a candle tribute in his honor by visiting www.fouroaksfuneralhomes.com. Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Jerry L. Young.

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