Funeral services for Mr. Cortis Lee Craighead, 72, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 3 P.M. on Tuesday,
September 25, 2012, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland
Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Crest
Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville, TN.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 4 P.M. – 9 P.
M., and on Tuesday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at his
He was born March 30, 1940, in Smith County, TN, to the
late Lossie B. Craighead and Berthie C. Craighead. On
July 4, 1959, he was married to Elaine Craighead, who
survives. He was a retired district manager for Upper
Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation. He was an avid
sports lover, and a member of the Gainesboro First United
Survivors include his Wife: Elaine Craighead of Gainesboro,
TN; 3 Sons: Tracy (Mickey) Craighead of McMinnville, TN;
Tony (Ann) Craighead of Cookeville, TN; and Jason (Jennifer)
Craighead of McMinnville, TN; 1 Daughter: Patricia Craighead
and Sherry Blair of Smyrna, TN; 6 Grandchildren: Zachary,
Mary Elizabeth, Makenzie, Katlyn, Kelly, and Casi; 1 Great
Grandchild: Carter; and 1 Brother: Paul (Oneita) Craighead
of Huntsville, AL. Several nieces, other relatives, and friends
Shirley Ingram, Rev. Russ Cain, and Rev. Kathie Bowles will
officiate at the services.
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