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Obits - 12/12/23


Gerald Posey 

Gerald "Pops" Eugene Posey was born September 18, 1944, in Nashville, TN, and he passed away Friday, December 1, 2023, at Tri Star Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN, at the age of 79.

He was the son of the late Gordon Lee Posey and Ila Spurlock Posey. He was married to Roberta J. Posey.

He owned and operated his electrical business for many years in Madison, Tennessee. He worked as an electrician with the Nashville Metro School System.

He enjoyed gardening in the summers and was always willing to share his vegetables with anyone. He loved Jackson County and planned to return here full-time one day.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta J. Posey; son, Shane Posey; brothers: David Posey and Larry Posey.

Survivors include his son: Shannon Posey of Madison, TN; daughter In law: Angelia Posey of Goodlettsville, TN; brother, Danny (Patsy) Posey of Old Hickory, TN; Sister, June Posey (Roger) Alteri of Mt. Juliet, TN; nieces: Chassity Webster, Jennifer Rai Bright, Cassondra Martin, Logan Posey and Jana Posey; nephews: Jackie Posey, Hugh Martin, Jr., Michael Posey, Chris Proctor and David Mauk; grandchildren: Joshua Posey and Kelsie Snyder.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 12 noon at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Roberts officiating. Burial followed in the Walter Spurlock Cemetery in Jackson County, TN. Visitation was Friday from 4 P.M. - 8 P.M., and Saturday from 9 A.M. until time of services.

Pallbearers will be, Jerry Page, Chris Proctor, Dillon Oneal, Danny Oneal, Steven Henley and Timmy Henley. Honorary pallbearers will be Don League and Travis Newman.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ty Kinnaird 

Tyler Matthew Kinnaird was born December 8, 2007, in Cookeville, Tennessee, and he passed away on November 30, 2023, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center at the age of 15.

He was the son of James Edward Kinnaird and Kathy Patterson Kinnaird. He was a sophomore at Jackson County High School. He was a member of the Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church. He was a resident of Dodson Branch.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James (Peaches) Kinnaird, of the Dodson Branch Community.

Survivors include his Parents: James and Kathy Kinnaird of Dodson Branch, Brothers; Wesley (Amanda) Kinnaird, Dakota (Maggie) Kinnaird, and Blake Kinnard all the Dodson Branch Community, One sister Kaitlyn (Trevor) Ireland of Doyle Tennessee. Grandparents: Roy and Brenda Patterson of Cookeville TN, Grandmother: Shirley Kinnaird also of the Dodson Branch Community not to mention several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins that all loved him. Special mention to his friends whom he loved like Brothers, Parker Patterson, Lance Patterson, Jerry Meadows, James Harris, JJ Jaynes, Nathan Copeland, Davis Burton. And one very special girl who held his heart, Summer Stoner.

Ty was the heart of our family, the one who made us smile and laugh. The one who was always funny, happy, loving, and caring. He loved animals, people and just life in general. He loved his family, his friends, and the Lord. To know Ty was to love him. There will never be a day that we will not think of him, but we know we will see him again. Until then we will love you and miss you!!!

Funeral services were held on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home with Grandfather Roy Patterson and Bro. Caleb Mackie officiated. Burial followed in the Dodson Branch Cemetery in the Dodson Branch Community in Jackson County, Tennessee. Visitation was on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, from 2 pm to 8 pm, and Thursday from 11 am until time of services. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to assist the family with funeral expenses by contacting the funeral home.

Anderson Upper Cumberland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.