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OBIT: Mrs. Naomi Meadows Reece

Funeral services for Mrs. Naomi Meadows Reece, 81, of Cookeville, TN, and formerly of the Gladdice community of Jackson County, will be held at 2 P.M. on Monday, September 30, 2019, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens in Smith County, TN.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 P.M. – 8 P.M., and Monday from 10 A.M. until time of services.

She passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born July 4, 1938, in Jackson County, TN, to the late Lewis Meadows and Maggie Meadows. She was a nursing assistant at Jackson County Hospital, and a member of the Burristown Assembly of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband: John Henry Reece; 4 Sisters: Cora Bell Meadows, Jewell Dean Johnson, Grace Lane, and Ann Anderson; 1 Brother: Johnny Meadows; 1 Son in Law: Bill Lanier; and 1 Nephew: Kenneth Meadows.

Survivors include 3 Sons: Terry Reece of Pleasant Shade, TN, Glen (Patsy) Reece of Defeated Creek, TN and Stanley (Machelle) Reece of the Smith’s Bend community of Jackson County, TN; 2 Daughters: Shelia (Steve) Ross of Cookeville, TN, and Lori (Michael) Davenport of Whitleyville, TN; 19 Grandchildren; 19 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren; and 4 Sisters: Linda Davenport of Tullahoma, TN, Barbara Langford of Gallatin, TN, Judy Gillum of Hendersonville, TN, and Elaine Kinear of Mt. Juliet, TN.

Shannon Brinkley and Bro. Jeff Burton will officiate at the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society by contacting the funeral home.