|ONLINE EDITION OBITUARIES-March 2, 2000 ã 2000|
Garnel Wakefield Reecer
|Garnel Wakefield Reecer, 88,
of 106 Pitcock Lane, Celina, Tenn., died Feb. 26, 2000, at the Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional
Medical Center. He was a retired plastic finisher and a member of the Church of Christ.
Born in Celina on Nov. 23, 1911, he was a son of the late W. Hardy and Clora (Gentry)
Reecer, and the husband of the late Oralee (Blakley) Reecer. They were married Sept. 26,
Survivors include two sons, Cherry Dean Reecer, Celina, and Joe Frank Reecer, Moss, Tenn.; four daughters Lois Virginia Bean, Cookeville, Tenn.; Anna Lee Blakley and Josephine Williams, both of Celina; and Falling Leaf Blakley, Edmonton; three brothers, Cranston and Homer Reecer, both of Tipton, Ind., and Dave Reecer, Celina; a sister, Gladys Burnette, Celina; 25 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 29, at the Upton Funeral Home
in Celina, with Ronnie Parsons officiating. Burial was at the New Hope Cemetery.
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Emogene Massey, 75, of 1211 Porter Rd., Lafayette, Tenn., died Feb. 23, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Rutherford County, Tenn. She was a member of the Dixon Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Born in Macon County, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Jack and Grace (Ford) Taylor, and the wife of Jesse B. Massey, Jr., who died April 10, 1999. They were married Sept. 4, 1946.
Survivors include three daughters Jessica Matthews, Carthage,
Tenn.; Teresa Pope, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.; and Tammy Seals, Lafayette; a son, Stanley Massey, Nashville, Tenn.; four sisters, Reba Parker, Ann Driver and Elaine Tatum, all of Lafayette, and Ruth Gregory, Hendersonville, Tenn.; two brothers, Calvin Taylor, Indianapolis, Ind., and Ralph Taylor, Gallatin,
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