Funeral    services    for    Mr.  John  Homer  Apple,   90,   of  
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 3 P.M. on Saturday,
March   31,  2007,  at   Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral
Home in Gainesboro, TN.   Burial   will   follow   in  the Granville
Cemetery in Granville, TN.

The   family   will  receive  friends on Friday from 4 – 8 P.M.,
and on Saturday from 1 P.M. until time of services.

Mr.  Apple  passed  away  on Thursday, March 29, 2007, at
Masters Health Care Center in Algood, TN.

He was born July 11, 1916, in Jackson County,  Tennessee, to
the late
Robert Nelson Apple and Sarah Elizabeth Apple.
On August 13, 1936, he was married to   
Lona Daris Ragland
Apple
, who survives.   He  was  a  farmer and a member of the
Flynns Lick Methodist Church.   He  was  a  past  President and
Secretary of the Upper Cumberland Beef Breeders Association.

In  addition  to  his  parents,  he was preceded in death by
1
Granddaughter:  
Jane  Apple  Barlow;  6  Brothers:  Bedford,
Walter,  Tom,  Marlin,  Donald,   and   Clarence Apple;   and   
3
Sisters:
Eliza Ragland, Ina Vinson, and Annie Harris.

Survivors  include  
his  wife:   Lona Daris Ragland Apple of
Gainesboro, TN;
3 Sons and 2 Daughters-in-Law: Ted Apple
of Nashville, TN, Jimmie & Vickey Apple of Gainesboro, TN, and
Ray & Jeri Apple of Villa Rica, GA;
2 Daughters and 1 Son-in-
Law:
Peggy & Leroy Mackie of Cookeville, TN, and Patty Apple
Barlow of Lebanon, TN;
1 Brother: Charlie Apple of Baxter, TN;
13   Grandchildren:   Melinda  Anderson,   Jennifer  Kossman,
Emily Brown, Susanne Lee, Tim Barlow, Lucinda Barlow,  Terry
Apple,  Chris  Apple,  Melanie  Burd,  John  Apple,  Mark  Apple,
Stephanie   Apple,    and    Jeffrey   Apple;    and    
14    Great-
Grandchildren
.

Rev. Jackie Wheeler will officiate at the services.
© 2007 Upper Cumberland Funeral Home LLC