Oct 22, 2013
Oct. 22, 2013
Mr. Morgan Mayberry, 89, of Riceville, and formerly of Jackson County, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of Jackson County, he was born Dec. 3, 1923, to the late Dave and Dona Etta Fox Mayberry, and was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Sue Montgomery Mayberry, who died Sept. 22, 2008; a son, Ray Douglas Mayberry; a sister, Mildred Mayberry Pippin; as well as two infant sisters, Doris Mayberry and Willene Mayberry.
He was an elder at Liberty Church of Christ in Jackson County, and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific Theatre. He was a farmer, and a former employee of Maddux Hardware in Cookeville, until his retirement.
He is survived by a son, Robert Mayberry and wife, Jan Mayberry, of Riceville; three grandchildren, Vincent Mayberry and wife, Terri Grubb Mayberry, Juleah Mayberry Parrish, and Sarah Mayberry Holmes and husband, Jake Holmes; six great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Trevor, twins Zachary and Lauren Mayberry, Sophie and Finnley Holmes; and by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. CST at the Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home with Brother Raymond Hensley and Brother Travis Irwin officiating.
Interment will follow in Morgan-Pippin Cemetery with military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. CST, and again Friday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mr. Mayberry\'s family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society-Cookeville, 753A Humble Dr., Cookeville, TN 38501; or to the Alzheimer\'s Tennessee Inc., Cumberlands Office, 1459 Interstate Dr., Suite 211, Cookeville, TN 38501.
You may share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com
Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, located at 59 North Jefferson Avenue in Cookeville, is in charge of arrangements (931-526-6111).