Funeral services for Mr. Elbert C. Scantland, 81, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 2 P.M. on Sunday,
January 27, 2008, at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Lynn Cemetery
in the Burristown community of Jackson County.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 P.M. – 9
P.M., Saturday from 12 Noon – 9 P.M., and Sunday from 12
Noon until time of services
Mr. Scantland passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
He was born May 23, 1926, in Jackson County, Tennessee, to
the late William and Ora Hix Scantland. He was married to
Idell Barlow Scantland, who survives.
He worked in the logging industry, and was a member of the
Poston’s Chapel Community Church where he served as Pastor
for 42 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Son: Terry Scantland; 3 Brothers and 2 Sisters-in-Law:
Lawton & Geraldine Scantland, Willene Scantland, Eston B.
Scantland, and James “Jim” Scantland; and 2 Brothers-in-
Law: Donnie Hix and Thomas Stewart.
Survivors include his wife: Idell Barlow Scantland of
Gainesboro, TN; 2 Sons: Bobby (Brenda) Scantland, and Billy
(Debbie) Scantland, all of Gainesboro, TN; 1 Daughter: Janice
(Robert) Chaffin of Gainesboro, TN; 6 Grandchildren: Melissa
Law, Stephanie Reecer, Chris Flatt, Shaun Scantland, Jeff
Scantland, and Marty Scantland; 2 Brothers and 3 Sisters-in-
Law: Lando Scantland, Joe (Edna) Scantland, and Betty
Scantland, all of Gainesboro, TN; and Anna Scantland of
Cookeville, TN; 5 Sisters and 3 Brothers-in-Law: Louise
(Gene) Barlow, Martha (Earl) Flynn, Dorothy Stewart, and Betty
Hix, all of Gainesboro, TN; and Ina (Charlie) Poston of
Livingston, TN; and 10 Great-Grandchildren.
Bro. Charles Jones, Bro. James Edison, Bro. Mike Ayers,
and Bro. Phillip Morgan will officiate at the services.
© 2008 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home