Volume 52, Number 9

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, February 26, 2015


Robert Thomas McCane
July 26, 1932 - February 18, 2015

BYRDSTOWN--Robert Thomas McCane, 82 of Faix Rd., Byrdstown passed away Wednesday, Feb., 18, 2015 at the Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born July 26, 1932 in Flemingsburg, KY to the late Lovell Hyatt Small. Mr. McCane was a retired United States Air Force mechanic, a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, member of the DAV and a member of the Byrdstown Masonic Lodge #496.
Other than his mother he is preceded in death by one son, Jeffrey Allen McCane.
Survivors include two daughters, Gina Smalling and husband Phillips of Cookeville and Angie McCane of Jamestown; two sons, Mike McCane of Byrdstown and Steven McCane of Jamestown; brother, Harry Small of Boca Raton, Fl; mother of his children, Norma Jones McCane of Jamestown; special cousin, Elmo Hyatt of Flemingsburg, KY; one grandchild, three step-grandchildren. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Phillips Smalling speaking. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel.

Polly Leona Dennis Sells
July 19, 1947 - February 17, 2015

Polly Leona Dennis Sells, 67 of Oak Hill Rd., Byrdstown passed away Tuesday, Feb., 17, 2015 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
She was born July 19, 1947 in Pickett Co. to the late James "Coger" and Sarah Leona "Ona" Cross Dennis. Mrs. Sells was a retired factory worker with TRW, a homemaker, a member of the Wolf River United Baptist Church and lived most of her life in Pickett Co.
Other than her parents she is preceded in death by son, Jimmy Sells; two brothers, Carson and Floyd Dennis.
Survivors include her husband Carlos Sells; daughter, Cindy Sells; daughter-in-law, Angie Robbins and husband Derrick, all of Byrdstown; two sisters, Geraldine Dennis of Oxford, AL. and Betty Dillie and husband Howard of Winchester, IN; four brothers, Roy Dennis and wife Violetta of Winchester, IN., Cleston Dennis and wife Dollie of Connersville, IN., Danny Dennis and wife Janet of Byrdstown and Kenny Ray Dennis and wife Melinda of Oxford, AL; three grandchildren, Colton and Cooper Sells and Conner Robbins. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other family member and friends.
Funeral service were held Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 at Brown Funeral Chapel with Bro. Rick Cross and Bro. Bennie Sells officiating and burial at Amonett Cemetery. Pallbearers were Scott Dennis, Mike Dennis, Steve Sells, Jamie Sells, Joe Sells, Matt Dennis, Steve Dennis and Doug Dennis. Honorary pallbearers were James Riley and Derrick Robbins. Special care provided by Brown Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.brownfuneralchapel.com

Florence Ida Fisher
May 25, 1918 - February 13, 2015

CROSSVILLE--Florence Ida Fisher, 96, of Crossville, passed away February 13, 2015 at Cumberland House in Crossville.
She was born May 25, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late Harry Hand Russell, Sr. & Marion Elizabeth (Rasmussen) Russell.
She was a homemaker and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crossville.
She is survived by son, Dan Fisher of Florida; daughter, Debbie Thurman (L.T.) of Crossville; grandchildren, Dan, Beth, and Charis; and great grandchild, Grace.
She is preceded in death by husband, Jack Thomas Fisher; father, Harry Hand Russell, Sr.; mother, Marion Elizabeth (Rasmussen) Russell; brother, Harry Hand Russell, Jr.; sisters, Eleanor Russell and Virginia Nelson.
Memorial donations can be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 932, Crossville, TN 38557 or at their website www.gideons.org.
Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Sid Woodruff and Rev. Kevin Carter officiating. Interment at Crossville City Cemetery.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.


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