Obituaries – 10/10/13

Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm

BURNETTE, BARBARA, ANN, age 71 of Monteagle, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Emerald Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, TN. She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Rose Brown; brother, Roger Brown; sister, Glenda Green. Survivors include her son Chris E. Burnette, Tracy City, TN; daughter, Sharon R. Nunley, Monteagle, TN; brother, Littleton Brown, Tracy City, TN; six grandchildren, Dewayne Burnette, Brandon Nunley, Jessica Nunley, Shawn Harriman, Heath Green, Cyle Green; one great grandchild, Harley Grace Nunley. Graveside services were held Thursday, October 3 at Orange Hill Cemetery with Pastor Larry Campbell officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net  Arrangement were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

BESS, SANDRA, JEAN, NUNLEY, “SANDY,” age 63 of Altamont, TN, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Louis Nunley and Edna Josephine Meeks Nunley; sister, Oma Lee Myers; nephew, Jimmy Myers. She was a retired bus driver for the Grundy County Department of Education. Survivors include her husband, Dale Bess; children, John Alan Chapman, Andrea Jean (Aaron) Smartt, Ronald Dale (Pam) Bess; brother, Louis Alton “Dalchie” and wife, Christine Nunley; sisters, Audrey Gail (Howard) Clark, Sylvia Ann Meeks, Shirley Jo “Sherrie” Campbell, Charlene (Troy) Tate; grandchildren, Jonathan, Jacob, Angel, Bridgett, Miranda, Tavon, Devin, Matt, Jayven; 2 great grandchildren, Bristal and Jett; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, October 4 in the funeral home chapel with Ministers Ralph Shrum, Clint Shrum, and Claude Hoback officiating. Burial was in Plainview Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net  Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN. 

ROBERTS, LOUIS, SHANE, “BULL,” age 42, of Tracy City, TN passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, William Hagan “Billy” Roberts. Survivors include his mother, Donna Roberts; sisters, Billie Renee Roberts and Jeanne Lee Roberts; girlfriend, Angie Fults; 3 nephews, 1 niece and 1 great niece. Graveside services were held Thursday, October 3 at the Roberts Family Cemetery in Payne’s Cove with Minister John Bean officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.fosterlayfuneralhome.net  Arrangements were made by Foster and Lay Funeral Home, Tracy City, TN.

SITZ, EARL, MITCHEL, 86, of Altamont, TN, died Sunday, October 6, 2013 at his home. He was a US Army veteran and was born in Tracy City on July 13, 1927 to Robert and Bessie Green Sitz who preceded him in death along with his brothers, Albert Wesley and R.B. Sitz; and his aunt Eliza Green, who raised him after his mother died. He is survived by his niece and caregiver, Diane Totherow along with several other nieces, nephews and cousins. Services were private with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Layne Funeral Home, Altamont, TN.

KOPEK, LAWRENCE, DAVID, age 54, of Monteagle, TN, passed away at his home October 2, 1013. He was born in Hamtramck, Michigan in 1959 to Larry and Arlene Kopek. He was a graduate of Catholic Control High School in Monroe, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his companion Gwendolyn Ladd for whom he had deep, deep affection. Survivors include his children, Stephanie Michelle Kopek and Christopher David Kopek, both of Monteagle; parents, Larry and Arlene Kopek of Yorktown, VA; sister and brother-in-law, Michelle (John) Davidson of Yorktown, VA; brother and sister-in-law, Brian (Hollie) Kopek of Baxter, MN; nieces and nephew, Jenna, Madelyn, Nikolas, and Lily. Services were held Sunday, October 6 in the chapel of Cumberland Funeral Home with Reverend Bill Barton officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net  Arrangements were made by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, TN.

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